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Local advocates want licenses for illegal immigrants


Members of various Kentucky or-
ganizations met yesterday aftemoon
and discussed concems about Lexing-
ton‘s Commission on Immigration re-
port. which was released on Tuesday.

The commission presented a list of
seven recommendations earlier this week
to address immigration issues in Lexing
ton. but most of yesterday‘s discussion
focused on two recommendations May-
or Jim Newbeny said he opposed: giv-
ing illegal immigrants ID cards and al-
lowing them to obtain driver's licenses.

Kerby Neill. a representative from

and Justice. said allowing immigrants
to have driver‘s licenses makes the city
safer for all citizens

"We have many persons driving
without licenses who need to drive for
all the reasons the rest of us drive.
Neill said. “They need to be trained.
understand the rules of the road and in-
sured. That does not grant them legal
status in our country. It makes our
roads rriuch safer for all of us."

Neill spoke at the Lexington—Fayette
Govemment Center and commended the
commission and Newberry. saying they
tackled a controversial issue and have
made more progress than Congress on
topics concerning immigration.

ly good. but their details are out of
touch with reality." Neill said. “1 ap—
plaud the commission's spirit to remain
a welcoming community until national
legislation brings more clarity to our
immigration issues."

The commission also heard from 12
other speakers on behalf of organiza-
tions. including a representative of Lex-
ington’s Catholic community.

Sister Sandra Delgado spoke on be-
half of the Roman Catholic Diocese of
Lexington and said the recommenda-
tions reflected the principle of respect
for all people.

"The commission has studied the
issue from all aspects and has made

and safety of all who live in Lexing»
ton." she said. "While this commission
was not driven by religious values. their
recommendations recognize the respect
and dignity due to all persons as chil-
dren of God."

Many of the groups at yesterday‘s
meeting pledged their cooperation to
the recommendations. including the
Community Action Council.

Marissa Castellanos, the council‘s
center manager. said the organization
would welcome collaboration with the
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Gov-

“These recommendations provide
insightful guidance as Lexington con-

coming city." Castellanos said. “Com-
niunity Action Council will continue to
advocate for fair and equal treatment of
our immigrants and refugees as the
LFUCG considers action on the coni-
mission's recommendations.“

The next step for the commission is
to start educating people about the rec-
ommendations. said Bnan Rich. a mem-
ber of the Commission on Immigration.

“The plan is to move ahead. get peo—
ple to buy in and get these recommenda—
tions implemented into reality." he said.

Continuing the discussion on immi-
gration is vital for Lexington. Rich said.

“The worst thing that could happen
to our community is to shut down this

the Central Kentucky Council for Peace

"Our immigration laws are general—

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recommendations that are for the good

tinues to define itself as a fair and wel~ discussion." he said.





|5iah Young, a marketing sophomore, competes in the clean and press segment, the second of four segments during the "Strongest Man. on Campus" finals Onioo‘xers gathered at the

intramural fields behind the Johnson Center yesterday to watch as the eight competitors wed for the title

? sharedlove
of bluegrass

ilaster@kykernel com

David "Uncle Dave" Kiser had a passion for inu—
sic. but it wasn‘t until he reached his fifties. after
working iriost of his adult life in the Fayette County
jail. that he got to showcase his love and talent for
singing and playing bluegrass music.

"He loved the music. there‘s no doubt about
that." said friend Zeke Buttons. ”He had a real pas-
sion about bluegrass music."

But his musical career was cut short. Kiser died in
his sleep yesterday after battling cancer. He was 62.

Kiser began as a DJ for WRFL. UK‘s indepen»
dent radio station. in November 2002. Every other
Saturday he hosted “Blue Yodel #9." which features
the music of local bands as well as live performances
and interviews with bluegrass musicians.

He was also the leader of the band ”Uncle Dave
and the Dixre Drifters." He had a talent for playing
jam sessions and .i Sun» of time “just like a
metronome.“ said Bob (ircgor'y. a local musician
who played with Kiscr.

When Kisei' began playing live shows. he loved
the experience.

"He couldn't believe it was all happening .. he
w .is on stage." (iregory said.

He had looked forward to playing the mUsic he
loved after rctirrrig in January. (iregory said. but one
month later he was diagnosed with cancer. Which
eventually prevented him from talking and playing
the gurtar.




"He .in ays loved music brit never got the chance


Eight sets of bulging muscles.

more than 1.000 pounds in sandbags
and a brand new Honda Ridgeline
could all be found in the Picratt Stu-
dent Recreation Fields behind the
Johnson Center yesterday aftenioon as
eight UK students competed for the ti-
tle “Strongest Man on Campus.”

The students were chosen in a
qualifying round Wednesday. Male
students interested in the compeii»
tron completed two lifting activities.
and at the end of the day the top
eight. along with two alternates.
were selected to return yesterday for

the finals.

During the competition. partici—
pants had to press weights. lift 125
pound sandbags and pull a Honda
Ridgeline truck. donated by Honda
specifically for the event.

The competition was pan of a pi-
lot run for a new series that [ESPN is
planning for the summer of 2008.
The idea was created by Barry Frank.
who is also credited with creating 50
other shows. including the World‘s
Strongest Man and Survival of the

The competition will return to
UK in the spring to name an official

to do anything."

said (iregoiy. an industry extension

specialist in the LR Center for Manufacturing. “But
he was so natural."

Iivcri after he was diagnosed with cancer. friends
said Kiscr was a soft-spoken. easygoing man dorng

See Kiser or page 6

Author to ShOW



Freshman Drew Eckman Struggles to get a Honda Ridgeline rolling yesterday


during the truck-pulling segment of the "Strongest Man on Campus’ finals

of women
coal miners

8y Kristin Stock

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gift drive starts today


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lior Su1anne Tallichet. coal mines are a symbol
of womanhood and the strength that comes front
within females

Tallichet. author of “Daughters of the Mountain."
is looking to convey that strength and empower thosc
who still work in Appalachian coal mines through
her lecture today at 3 pm. in the President's Room at
the Singletary Center for the Arts. A reception will
follow the lecture.

Tallichel. a professor at Morehcad State l'niver»
sity. examines in her book the empowerment of
women who worked in central Appalachia coal
mines in the 1970s.

Rural Appalachian women should continue chal-
lenging the forces of patriarchy. capitalism. racism
and regionalism to find the dignity they deserve. TaIA
lichet said in an e-niail.

“I would like my audience to remember that Ap-
palachia is America. and the experiences of people
there. particularly women coal miners. are instruc-
tive." she said.

Kate Black. a manuscripts archivist in special
collections and digital programs division at UK. said
that three important factors led to more women
working in coal mines; the women's liberation move—
ment in the 1970s. the federal govemmcnt's imple-
mentation of affirmative action policies for women
and the 1970s coal boom spurred by the Organization

See Author on page 0

My resource center at Julia R. I.wrin Ele-
mentary School. said the best part of the
program is when the schools come and
pick up the gifts for the children The
(‘entcr for Community Outreach does not
deliver the gifts directly to families. but
Recsor said the organization typically
hears back from the families.

“I wish everyone who is involved
could see the looks ofyoy on their faces."
Reesor said. “The schools bring vans and
trucks to load the gifts. and they are al-
ways overwhelmed with the generosity of
our staff and students at UK."

Circle of Love started in 1986. and
the Center for Community Outreach
joined the program last year.

Megan Tolley. an integrated strategic
communications and English senior and
the student director of Circle of Love.
said students should get involved with the
program because it is a reminder of how
truly fortunate one is.

“Many of us are lucky enough to be
able to make a children‘s holiday wish
come true. and there truly is nothing more

The Center for Community Outreach
will kick off the 21st annual Circle of
Love gift-giving event today from 11 am
to 2 pm. in the Student Center Great Hall.

‘ Students. faculty and staff can pick
up names of children in need of Christ—
mas gifts during distributions today.
Monday and Tuesday.

Those wanting to participate can also
pick up names from 9 arm. to 2 pm. at
529 Patterson Office Tower. the Student
Center bridge lounge. the front entrance of
Anderson Hall. the Peterson Service
Burlding pedway entrance and the Agri-
culture Science Center North lower lobby.

Participants bave until Dec. 4 to shop
and should return presents to room 206 of
the Student Center. said Laura Hatfield.
assistant director of student involvement.

The Center for Community Outreach
Circle of Love committee will then son
the packages by schools. and school
counselors will pick up the presents on
Dec. 7. Hatfield said.

Linda Reesor. coordinator of the fam-

From card catalogs to computers. libraries on campus
have changed over the past century nearly as much as the
students have.

UK Libraries is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the
establishment of a federal depository library at UK with a
celebration and plaque dedication tomorrow at 2 pm. in the
auditorium of the W.T. Young Library.

The 15 libraries on [IK‘s campus house nearly three mil-
lion books. maps. microforms. posters. CDs and videotapes
that have all been provided free of charge by the govemment.

As the regional depository of the state. UK receives one
of each of the publications that the govemment produces.
Twenty other libraries throughout Kentucky are federal de-
positon'es‘. but they choose what publications they receive.
As the regional library. UK plays a special role.

Tomorrow. following the plaque dedication. UK history
professor Tracy Campbell will present a speech entitled
“Democracy's Archive The Importance of Government
Documents to the Historical Record."

“We are responsible for managing the entire system
across the state." said Sandra McAninch. UK‘s regional deA


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Her latest flirtation?
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Kate Hudson may havc
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tclls Us that while making Bach
clor No. 2 this .summcr. the ac-
tress. 28, got any with costar
Dane Cook. 35. "It w as casual."
says thc insider. (“Not tiuc. 'l‘hcy
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countcrs .i dil‘fcrcnt soui‘cc.)
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Students race to the center of the court to' grab dodgeballs yesterday even

Dodgeball club playing

By Ryan Kennedy


The kids picked last in elementary school
dodgeball games now have a chance to redeem

The UK Dodgeball team is playing the same old
game. just in a larger gym.
Errol Strauss. the club's leader and one of the
founders. said the group started from simple bore-
dom and the love of childhood dodgeball.

“We just wanted something to do." said Strauss.
an economics senior. “We watched the movie ‘Dodge~
ball‘ and felt that it was something that we could do.“

That something Strauss and his friends began is

now a club that includes about 100 players. 35 of

which are due-paying members.

At the beginning of each meeting. players line up
on the baseline of Alumni Gym. and the team captains
pick their team members one by one. It's a throw back
to grade school for those who want to yield to their in-
ner Child and launch a rubber ball at a classmate.

The UK Dodgeball team doesn't just compete
against itself: they also have a co-ed team that comv
petes in tournaments against other schools. Tomor-
row. the team will host a five-team tournament in the
Seaton Center.

The tournament features teams representing Mar-
shall University. Western Kentucky University. Sagi-
naw Valley State University and Grand Valley State

To prepare for the tournament. players have been
diving for catches and dipping and lunging to steer
clear of being hit during practice sessions.
This game is not exactly for the weak and those not
very fleet of foot.

“This game is not easy. you‘ll bust a nose every



Zane Stauoach a clinical lab soience Junior, left, and Tyler Sexton, a landscape architecture lUlllOT, are plotting on who
they Will double team next Wednesday night at Alumni Gym

once in awhile." said Michael Poplin. an cnginccring

From these practices. l5 players are selected as
the team that will compete in toumaments throughout
the year. But the others participants aren‘t necessarily
left against the wall defenseless, They still play in
open tournaments like the (bun—(t toumament that's

He's great. He's poised. His fundamentals are so
good. His passing, his poise, his dribbling. He's just

excellent at every phase.”

—— Chris Mooney, University of Richmond head coach, on
University of Memphis freshman phenom Derrick Rose
after he led the Tigers to a victory over the Spiders



ing at the Alumni Gym. The UK Dodgebali club meets every Wednesday to play and have a good time.

same old game


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scheduled for this spring and are able to come back
every week to play.

The club hosts an open practice eyery Wednes-
day at 6 pm. in Alumni Gym for anyone interested
in joining the team. For more information. visit the
Web site for UK Dodgcball thttp://www‘.uky.edu/Stu-
dent()rgs/Dodgeball/ l.

Downed cheering squad looks to rise again

By B_rien Tucker


There are 15 national championships

not for the UK cheerleading squad.

“We are standing on the shoulders of
those who came before us and we have
a reputation to preserve."

The sour taste oi dcfcat has bccn
just the right mix to get this year’s team
foctiscd on reclaiming the champi»

onship. The squad practices

has led to UK being put on the level of
other nationally recognized cheerleading

“They (ESPN analysts: compared


credited to the UK cheerleading team.
eight of which were consecutive wins
between 1995 and 2002. The banner that
displays them hangs from the Rupp Arc-
na rafters and serves as a reminder of
the team‘s goals.

On the team's last campaign.
though. the Cats lost their first national
championship in four years. placing
third in the Universal Cheerleaders As-
sociation Championship in Orlando. Flat.

For most teams. receiving a third
place trophy and national recognition in
front of fellow cheerleaders and fans
would be a crowning achievement. but


senior Sarah Reagin said.

For the UK checrlead»
ing squad. practicing is
different this season. They
are not in the shadows of
another towering first-
placc trophy and they will
not receive the automatic
bid to the championship
that reigning champions

They‘ll return to thc
toumament in January try-

ing to gain what was once theirs for


our checrlcading program to the New
England Patriots on Cold Pizza and said
that we were the better program because
of our bigger dynasty." Thompson said.

That reputation is held up by fresh-
man when they come into the program.

“Being a part of the UK cheerlead-
ing team takes a lot of hard work. espe-
cially (at firstl." freshman Kristen Mulc-
ahy said. “You've constantly got that
pressure to prove yourself as worthy of
being a part of such a big tradition."

“But I believe it will all be worth it
when we win our loth national title."
she said.

Sunday through Friday. and
cheers at football and basket-
ball gamcs The squad works
to bring new talent willing to
put in long hours.

"It is definitely the rum”-
mg. We are known around the
world. I have trmclcd to I‘m—
land. Chile. etc. to look for
cheerleaders." said (‘oach
.lomo Thompson, “The [K
reputation is not only national—
ly but intcmationally. and the
exposure we get definitely helps."

Thompson said media recognition

"They compare
our cheerleading
program to the
New England


”a at} t ‘31,’


still high
Cats fall

I‘m sorry. I didn‘t get the

No one informed me of the
new trend in college basketball.
You know.
the one
where the
from basket-
ball country
loses to the


other team

from A

well I don’t

JD e x a c t l y
WILLIAMS know where
Kernel these teams
columnist sprout from.

I‘m guess-
ing a few
miles outside the boondocks.

It happened to Michigan
State last week when the Spar-
tans lost to Grand Valley State. a
Divisiondl school. And there is
Ohio State. runner-up for the na-
tional championship eight
months ago that ran into Find-
lay. also a D—ll school. and lost
earlier this week.

But all is forgiven for the
Buckeyes and Spartans. those
were exhibitions. a college pre-
season. if you will. What UK
did Wednesday night was not.

It was a loss in the second
game of the season that will be
a reminder in future halftime
sermons from Billy Clyde. I
suppose. Maybe it will be a les-
son of how anybody can be
beaten. It could be one of those
“good losses." if there is such a

Really. the loss only means
that the Cats won‘t travel to the
next round in New York City.
and senior guard Ramel Bradley
won‘t receive the proper home-
coming in Madison Square Gar-
den. There‘s no need for worries
to pour from the Big Blue faith—
ful and turning away from bas«
ketball and back to football
hopes. That‘s robbing Billy to
pay Rich.

Don‘t turn away from the
basketball Cats. they‘ll be OK.

Sometimes the teams that
play well in February and
March take time to mash after
the molding and gelling that
only real game situations can
bring. not practices. As a result
teams lose games that they
would win later in the season.
Those early blemishes just show
areas that need to be improved.
If they are improved then by the
season's end. the team‘s mission
will be accomplished. If not. the
season will feel endless.

Anything is possible in UK
athletics. as the fall sports re—
vealed. And for those still in
football mode. a fall on the
hardwood doesn‘t hurt as much
as a loss on the green lawn.

So don‘t despair over the
basketball (‘ats‘ lb-point embar-
rassment because the slide
won't last long, UK will start a
new winning trend against the
next three cupcake-games com,
ing up. But if they can't. don‘t
worry about mailing out the
memos. You should ready your
pen to send the old S.().S.

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Low election turnout
shows insufficient
political awareness

The opportunity to vote is one that
UK students should never allow to
pass up, no matter how big or small
the election might be.

Many students were given this op-
portunity on Tuesday when Kentucky
held its statewide elections. Unfortu—
nately. low voter tumout across the
commonwealth. including right here in
Fayette County. showed that many
people had little interest in exercising
this fundamental right.

elections. UK students should be proud
of the active role they have taken in
both campus and local politics.

Many students actively engaged in
a variety of events that encouraged
others to participate in the state elec-
tions. and the 50 percent turnout for
the freshmen elections shows that stu-
dents do care about the future of their

But student involvement should not
end here.


Only 37.1 per-
cent of registered
voters across the
state voted in
Tuesday ’s election.
according to the
Kentucky State
Board of Elec-
tions. This is the

Voting is a privilege that
should never be taken
for granted, and UK
students should proudly
exercise that right.

More opportuni-
ties for students to
become engaged in
both local and cam-
pus politics are ap—
proaching quickly.
General SO elections
will kick off during
the spring semester.
and the council scat


turnout that Ken-

tucky has seen for a gubematorial race
in the past 24 years. It's a disturbing
reminder that many people feel disen-
chanted with the current political sys-

Voting. however. is a privilege that
should never be taken for granted. and
UK students should proudly exercise
this right.

Last week. freshmen at UK were
given the opportunity to participate in
their first Student Govemment election
by voting for this year's freshman seri-

About 2,000 students. or roughly
50 percent of the 2007-08 freshmen
class. participated in the election. ac-
cording to a Nov. 5 Kernel article.

This number is encouraging. as
only 3.27} total ballots were cast in the
last SG elections. which were open to
all students at LI'K. not just freshmen.
If this trend continues. we could expect
higher voter turnout for this spring's
S(i race.

Despite lovv voting numbers across
the commonwealth for the .statcw idc

for Lexington‘s 3rd
District. which includes UK. will be up
for election in 2008. These are both
great opportunities for UK students to
turn out in droves as participants of the
political process.

If UK students make statewide and
local politics important to themselves,
this campus can have an active role in
shaping the community. Tuesday's
elections saw voter tumout for Fayette
County at 41 .4 percent. or 71 .758 vot—
ers. With a campus of over 26.000 stu—
dents. UK can have a major influence
in local gov emment.

Low voter tumout statewide
should not make students more apa-
thctic toward politics than they might
already be. The freshman class has al-
ready shown its willingness to partici-
pate in campus elections. and the rest
of the university should follow its

As more elections approach. there
are more opportunities for student
voices to be heard. These are opportu»
nities that everyone at UK should be
eager to take advantage of.

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