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By Judith Hensley
Sill”? I'I 'I‘Ifi'r

Standard operating procedure.

Most ofthe time it keeps things
running smoothly. Then there are
days that refuse to go smoothly.

The University of Kentucky
experienced a couple ofthose days
last week.

joe Birch, vice president for
L'niversity Relations, said L'niver—
.sity officials usually know by ()
am. what action will be taken in
the event of a snowstorm.

That is, when everything works

Birch said University police
department monitors the National

\Veather Service radio and keeps
their chief informed as to the
weather and road conditions.

“They‘re otit driving all night
long, they know what the road
conditions are." Birch said.

The police chief reports to
Birch, who then starts contacting
the various local media services to
inform the public.

“The major thing is to inform
everybody —~ students, faculty and

.. , .
staff. \\e have many ways ol

informing the public," he said.
After he has contacted the
tnedia, he starts calling people and

dent Melanie ( Irul.

This procedure usually works.
litit, when dealing with Kentucky
weather. nothing is predictable.

The weather service was calling
for a small amount ofsnow. Birch
was otit of town. The city road
crews were not otii salting the
streets. The roads were still most-
ly clear by the (i am. decision

“I can‘t remember a titne when
this has ever happened." Birch
said. The weather report did not
change until later iii the morning.

“They thought that they could

(Iru/ was not notified on
\\ ednesday about the actions
beitig taken. She became

conceited that klll\t’l’sll\ policy
was not being followed She
voiced her conceins about protw
col in .i \loiidrt meeting with

"I think first and foremost, the
sttident representative should be
tontactcd." (Ii‘ti/ said. “.\dmmis~
tration is there to make that call.
that's their job. llut they want to
keep in touch with the popu-

liirch said the l'ni\ersity is

with tltose who are otit in the
work place. \\ e don‘t provide
make tip snow days like the local
school sy stein." he said. ".\s far as
L I\ is conterned. if commerce is
functioning roads. buses. busi-
nesses and malls tlteii l R is
going to be open."

llc said .is they
received the report calling for I:
inches of snow. the decision to
cancel classes was made. Then
on Thursday. the major roads
were clear enough to hold class-


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",\loi'e titan half of the student

and some people can't.

“l‘ach person has to make a
decision on what they ll.l\ e to do.
\Ve're itot encouraging anyone to
do anytliiitg that is unsafe." he
said. “but they lime to make their
choices like they were out in the
work force.“

(Iru/ said her main concern
was that proper procedure was
being followed.

“_Ioe is trtily a good adminis<
trator. he is very concerned
about keeping me involved and
informed. Had he been in town.
l would have been called," slte

organizations that are on a notifi—

cation list,


it wasn't realistic."

keep the L'niversity open." (firm
said. “Then by It) am. they knew

more like a
\L‘l]()l ll,

"( )ur age group is comparable

business than a

population li\es within walking
distance ol the campus." liirch
said. “Some people can make it

said. “The decision they lime to
make is \ery difficult. It is .l busi—







PHOTOS BY MATT BARTON [\l'l7ltil \‘Iilfi

NO MORE TWEETV Over (1 dozen III/Irkltirtb‘ lay dead in [be .i‘iinL'j/br

days on rumpus. causing a i‘tin/z due to their decomposing rurrai‘xey.

Campus not
only victim
oi weather ‘

By Matt Ellison
Staff II 'ri'm'

In light of the recent winter
storm that paralyzed much of
Kentucky. it appears that the
UK campus has gone to the

As snow continues to melt
away, many dead birds are

showing up on campus side-
walks. The rising meltwaters
are also helping to rot the car-
casses, causing an unpleasant
odor for many who have to pass
by areas.

One area especially hard hit
by this situation is the sidewalk
between Pence and Kastle halls.
Half a dozen dead birds have
been spotted on the sidewalk or
in snowbanks. Several tree
limbs also broke under the
weight of the snow, and melting
snow is now causing water and
mud to pile up on several side-

“It's a little disgusting to

walk through this," said
Christina \Valts, an unde-
clared freshman. \Valts had
already passed through this
area several times and noticed
the birds were still there each

“At least get rid of
birds,” she said.

Some students questioned
whether the birds had been poi—
soned, since the UK Physical
Plant Division has done so
before when the bird popula-
tion near campus buildings
becatne too numerous. Renate
Yonke, a geography sopho-
more, felt that if the birds had
been poisoned, then they cer-
tainly should have been cleaned
tip by now. .

“I can understand why they
might want to kill them, btit at
least clean them up," she said.

But Elza Abney, a employ-
cc of the UK PPD I’est Con—
trol Division, denied that any
sort of poisoning had taken



“\Ve're not doing any kind
of poisoning or anything like
that," lie said. He said the
grotinds crew had been trying
to get birds away frotn campus
buildings. btit without the use
of poisons or anything harmful
to the birds.

\Vendy lIein. a graduate stu-
dent in ecology, explained that

there are set eral reasons for the
apparent increase iit dead birds.
She explained that they eatt be
traced to the cold weather and
17 inches ofsnow.

“Because of the snow, find-
ing a lot of their food supply
cotild be a problem." she said.

“In general, the cold and lack of

food could ptit a lot of stress on




In addition to the dead birds.

several downed tree limbs
remain between Kastle and
l’ence halls. llein said that

cottld also be a reason for the
increase in dead birds.

“\Vhen you get that much
snow, it cottld destroy their
nests or habitats,“ she added.



Cross-dressing study by prot being aired

By Karla Dooley

Contributing u 'ri'ier

UK theater professor Geraldine Mas-
chio takes the study of cross-dressing

And it’s taken her places, too.

Maschio‘s research into the lives of tw0
Irish brothers who impersonated women
on the vaudeville stage was featured on a
PBS documentary that aired last month.

The producers of “The Irish in Amer—
ica: The Long Journey Home” decided
to interview Maschio after they read an
article she had published about the broth—
ers in the ]ournal of Popular Culture.

“The producers found that the article
provided them with an understanding of

how the Irish assimilated" into American
society. Maschio said. They “saw in the
lives of those two perfortners what hap-
pened to the Irish generally."

Maschio‘s article, “Ethnic Humor
and the Demise of the Russell Brothers,"
tells the story ofjohn antljatiies Russell,
the sons oflrish immigrants.

Dtiring the late ”3005, many Irish
women worked in domestic service.
Maschio said. The Russells capitalized
on this by dressing as women and per-
formin a slapstick vaudeville routine
entitlef‘drish Servant Girls."

“For immigrants in the audience."
Maschio wrote, “the Russells demon—
strated the often brutal circumstances of
the immigrant existence.”

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But by the time the 20th Century
dawned, the Irish had moved into higher
positions in society, and women be an
workin as teachers and nurses. .\Iasctliiti
said. 'I he Rttssells' failure to change
their act to fit the times resulted in their
ultimate fall frotn stardom.

Maschio's study of the Russells is part
of her ongoing work on a book that will
deal with gender and cross-dressing in
American theater. She said her research
is based on the belief that art has an
itnportant relationship with culture.

“Stereotypes in gender get played out
in the arts, and as artists we can work
against it," she said. “For exam le, what
does Robin \Villiams as Mrs. I oubtfire
say about the older woman in society?"

I 5

Thomas Lennon. who produced the

documentary, said Maschio‘s theory of

Irish people adaptin to ctilttire and the
theater were key tot e film.

“\\'lien doing r. portrait of the Irish
golden age in New York, theater figured
very prominently," Lennon said. “For
the lives oflAl Sniith,]intm_v \Valker and
some of the legendary figures, theater
and politics were not as separate as you
might think."

So last year, the Lennon Documen-
tary (irottp flew Maschio to New York
to film an interview at the Apollo The-
atre in Harlem.

“It‘s the thrill of getting your research
otit there." Maschio said. “I was the first

See PBS (in 3




By Andrew Brown

(.Vi/iti'i/viiiliig ll 'i'm'r

The L'ndergraduate Research and (Ire~
ativity (irants this semester were awarded
to H Lils' tindergraduates studying a wide
range oftopics and studies.

livery semester. undergraduate sttidents
are encouraged to apply for research grants

in .i field they want to pursue. The area of
research does not have to be in their field of

study at the Liniversity or concern their

“I was very excited to get the grant.
because now I’ll get paid to do what I like to
do," said Bradford .lordan. a chemistry
senior. who will study the connection
between antioxidants and ;\l/heimer‘s Dis-

Those who received grants this year
w ere ‘lordan; biology. chemistry and clas—
sics senior .v\dam Breier; biology senior
_lill Blankenship; biology senior Laura
I’easter; plant and senior I’llie
l‘ridell: geology freshman lirian (iarland;
civil engineering senior Margaret llop-
kins; theater sophomore Tamera I‘llar;
geology junior _lill Krukow'ski; theater
senior Bo last; horticulture science senior
(latherine ,laubert; psychology senior
Michael Thompson; biology senior_laime
(irace and biology iunior (Iasandra lIet~

Students who have at least a H) grade—
poiitt average are encouraged to apply. but
the (il’:\ requirement is not necessary.
Students receive between 5-H; and 5‘00
for their research. This money usually
covers the cost of supplies or tools or
needed transportation for the given pro—

The money for the grants comes froiti
the budget of David “Van. vice chancel-
lor for Research and Academic Affairs. In
addition to the grants handed otit during
the fall and spring semesters. students
can continue their research in the sum»

Students who qualify can receive tip to
$2500 for research in the summer. The
extra money allows students to work with-
out carrying another job.

Other topics for proposed research
include the sttidy ofa 4ft) million—year—old
piece of sea bottoiti found in a Danville
quarry and how iiitich space is between soil
microorganisms on a hill slope.

(iarland, originally from I‘ineville. Ky.,
is studying the sea bottom with help frotn
his sponsor, professor I’rank littensohn.

“There are over 100 samples of an
ancient class of edrioasperoid,” which
belongs to the larger group echinoderin in
the rock sample that now sits in the geology
department. Garland said.

He said he hopes to present his findings
to a geolo ical groti ) in Charleston, \\'.V.,
and possihi‘y get published.

In their Alzheimer’s study. Jordan and
Breier are takin samples from rat brains
treated with Alzheimer‘s chemicals. Using
various measuring techniques. the two hope
to find oxidation occurring in the brain
samples, an indication that Alzheimer‘s is


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Otis A. Singletary

W.L. Matthews, Jr.

UK Seniors who expect to enroll in one of the
University of K entucky’s graduate or professional
programs for 1998-99 are eligible to apply for the Otis
A. Singletary and W.L. Matthews, Jr. Fellowships.
Application forms and a statement of criteria for
eligibility are available in the Graduate School,
365 Patterson Office Tower.

Stipend: $10,000
Application Deadline: March 4,1998




Interested in being a
college ambassador?

The College of Communications
and Information Studies is
accepting applications
for two positions
in the Dean’s Office.

You must be an uppendivision
student in the College
and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Application deadline is
March 27,1998;
forms are available in
105 Grehan Journalism Building.

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Freshman a peers at
right time 07' Cats

By Dave Gorman
Sit/ll” yl'llr‘l‘

\Vhere have yoti been all sea-

She has beeii thrown from
position to position in her few
minutes on the court.

1"reshiiian Kenya Young
launched her game to a head—
turniiig level as she grabbed 13
rebounds and scored eight points
in the (Lats' win over South Car»
olina last Sunday.

\s the \Vildcats (l l—lZ overall.
4-.— Southeastern Conference)
have four more games to go in the
season. they look for the missing
pieces of their never-ending puz—

'1 he (:ats play .I IIItlSlAWlII
against \o. 24 (ieorgia (1+8)
tonight in Athens.

(Iotild Young's spark off the
bench be one of the necessary

"\Ve need her to cotitiiitie to be
force on the glass. She has really
stepped in well." head coach
Bernadette Mattox said.

Maybe a dotible—dotible on the

horizon for Young?

“Most definitely I will," she
said. “\Ve have to stay intense
especially in these last games
towards the end of the season."

Another well-needed piece to
the puzzle. Mattox said. is more
scoring front sophomore point
guard Natalie Martinez. Martinez
may only average four points per
gartie. but she leads the team in
assists with 78.

“\\'e need her to get otir
offense going. \Ve just want more
threes and penetration from
Natalie,".\1attox said.

“(loaeh told me to shoot more,
especially when other teams pres-
sure otir wings," Martinez said.
“\Ve definitely need more scorers
iii double figures."

The (leorgia Bulldogs have its
own share of youth and talent
combined. 'I‘win sisters Kelly and
(loco Miller lead the Bulldogs this
season with 18.2 and 17.6 points
per game. respectively. and in
almost every statistical category.

The 5-10 guards are accompa-
nied by an impressive inside game
according to junior guard “’ait.



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BLOWING BY A BAMECOCK L'Kfi‘rshnmii Lil/rm .1 Iran/rites iii/i1 the (jury

til/cc their mm! .\'( l. l tourney hopes to Georgia tonight.

“They have a good inside and
outside game." “an said. u’l‘heir
inside game is not as dominating
as our inside game."

Freshitian Natasha Ross is back
into the lineup .is of'l tiesday. She
has been sick with the flu for two
weeks and missed three games.
'l‘he newcomer said she is very
excited to back into the swing of
things. especially in the midst of a

possible three