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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Board extends Todd's contrac

With a unanimous vote,
trustees also raise salary

By Troy Lyle
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UK’s Board of Trustees unanimous-
ly approved a new contract for Presi-
dent Lee Todd yesterday, extending his
presidency through 2008.

Todd, who has served as UK‘s presi-
dent since 2001, will end his present
contract on June 30, 2006. At that point
his new contract will take over in en-
tirety, with two years of compensation
that could reach up to $461,000 annually
and one retroactive year offering such
incentives as a $100,000 retention

UK group




Students meet with vice president
of student affairs to discuss options

By Elizabeth Troutman
THE xturucxv KERNEL

Ross Ewing thought he had an STD after his

first kiss.

The now 23-year-old law student, who an-

Celebrating 34 years of independence


Chairman James Hardymon said
the new contract was devised to reward
the president for his performance up to
this point, as well as encourage him to
take bolder steps in the future, such as
being more aggressive in his leadership
role in UK achieving top-20 public re—
search university status.

“We’re trying to offer incentives to
this man to move him forward,” he
said, pointing out that in his opinion
“(Todd) likes the challenge."

Hardymon said Todd’s new contract
was designed to make his compensa-
tion competitive with UK’s bench-

Significant changes within the new
contract include an increase in salary

of $10,670 annually, an increased bonus
incentive of $25,000 (2007) and $50,000
(2008), $25,000 annual pay for chairing
the UK Research Foundation, and an-
other $25.000 for chairing the UK Ath-
letics Association Board.

Todd said “he feels honored to have
served this institution” and appreciates
the confidence and support the trustees
displayed in offering the new contract,
but reiterated “there's still a lot of work
to be done."

“We’ve made significant progress to
ward our goal of becoming a top20 re-
search institution," he said. “But at the
same time, we have a long way to go in
achieving this goal."

Todd said the next few years will be

See Todd on page 2




t through 2008

State's higher education council
asks UK to improve diversity

By Troy Lyle
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The board approved a
waiver yesterday requesting
permission from the state's
higher education council to
continue to add new gradu-
ate and undergraduate pro-
grams in the coming year.

The request was made be-
cause UK failed to meet six of
eight council standards, thus
requiring UK to submit a

plan of action to the council
before adding any new pro-

Some of the ideas submit-
ted include adding academic
enhancement programs and
creating a UK 101 class de-
signed to help new students
adjust to college life.

UK did make progress in
areas such as student enroll
ment from blacks in the state

See Waiver on page 2


nounced his homosexuality when he was 16, was
in his second semester as an undergrad at UK
when it happened. He said he didn’t know what
kissing another man would do to him.

“There is so much I didn‘t know," he said of
being gay

Ewing. a first-year law student. said he still
has questions about homosexuality. He was one
of about 15 students who met with UK faculty
yesterday to discuss the development of a gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender resource cen-
ter on campus.

Last year Ewing wrote an e-mail to UK Presi-
dent Lee Todd asking for an initiative to educate
students on homosexuality. Todd responded to


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Chunjoo Ko, 7 years old, rests during a meeting of the UK Tae Kwon 00 Club at Alumni 6 m
ong Kim, a political science professor at UK and a Tae Kwon

night from 6:3 to 8 and on Saturdafys from 11 am. to 12:30 pm. The classes are taught y
the letter by referring Ewing to Pat Terrell, vice

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president of student affairs, and Bill Turner. the

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a fellow gay student. who had questions about
homosexuality, committed suicide.

Bush ponders replacement for next
opening on the Supreme Court

place to go."

At the meeting Ewing discussed ways the
university can prevent the disenfranchisement
of students who are openly gay or struggling
with the idea of homosexuality.

“I hate when people talk about the issue of
homosexuality," he said. “Because I really don’t
think I am an issue."

Mary Lesh. an English senior. shares Ewing’s
concern for the gay community at UK. Lesh. who
announced her homosexuality two years ago,
said UK’s campus didn‘t have any resources or
information about being gay.

“I had to go out in the community to find (re-
sources)." she said. "I had to go above and be-

See GLBT on page Z

Histo sophomore Ashley Warner, left, and Mary Jennings, an East Jessamine High
Schoo student, spar during a meeting of the Tae Kwon 00 Club at Alumni Gym yesterday.



Law professors debate

Roberts' nomination

By Chris Miles

In the midst of the recent
Senate grilling of Supreme
Court Chief Justice nominee
John Roberts, students at UK
were able to give their own
opinion yesterday as the UK
College of Law hosted a pan-
el discussion of Roberts‘s
confirmation hearings

Four of the college’s pro-
fessors sat on the panel, each
giving their thoughts on
President Bush’s candidate
to chief justice and how his
ideals will impact American
liberties throughout his life-
long term.

“We wanted to give stu-
dents an opportunity to ask
questions," Victoria Holmes,
8 second-year law student,

vice president of the Ameri-
can Constitution Society and
organizer of the panel, said.
“It gave them a chance to un-
derstand the process and pro
cedures of the whole thing."

There was an array of
feelings between both the
members of the panel and
students in the audience.

“I think (Roberts) is a
very smart guy," professor
Carolyn Bratt said during
her talk, which included a
Powerpoint presentation.
“But the first image that
comes to my mind of him is
(the Grinch)."

A picture of the popular
holiday cartoon character
popped up on a projection
screen behind her.

“His heart is two sizes too
small," she said.


Bratt was speaking in re-
sponse to a past decision
Roberts made supporting the
fact that a female child was
handcuffed and locked up by
a Washington no security
guard for eating French fries
on a subway that enforced a
nofood policy for all riders.

“The Supreme Court does
reflect the people's opinion of
the day," professor Robert
Schwemm, another panelist,
said referring to the fact that
President Bush seeks to se-
lect someone the [1.8. people
are interested in.

“I think we‘ll see a wave
of conservatism from
(Roberts)," professor Lori
Ringhand said.

“We need someone who's



By Julie Hirschteld Davis
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dent Bush. facing high politi-
cal stakes and growing pres-
sure from all sides over re-
placing Justice Sandra Day
O’Connor, is considering a
number of women and mi-
nority judges to fill her seat.
say activists and political

Replacing O‘Connor, the

court's first woman and a

pivotal vote on key issues, is
expected to provoke a more
contentious fight than Bush‘s
pick of Judge John G.
Roberts to be the next chief
justice. Congressional lead-
ers are to meet with Bush on
Wednesday to discuss filling
the second Supreme Court
vacancy. Democratic Leader
Harry Reid of Nevada, who

announced his opposition to
Roberts on Tuesday,
promised fierce opposition to
at least two of the judges
Bush is said to be consider-
ing: appellate judges Janice
Rogers Brown and Priscilla
Owen. Both were blocked by
Democrats before being con-
firmed earlier this year as
part of a deal to avert a par-
liamentary meltdown.

With liberals frustrated
over Roberts' refusal to testi-
fy more openly about his
views at last week's hearings.
some White House aides and
Republican lawmakers be
lieve O'Connor's replace-
ment will face more wither-
ing scrutiny from Democ-
rats. given the significance of
the seat that is being filled.

Bush‘s low poll numbers
and his political problems in
the wake of Hurricane Katri-

na have conspired to steer
speculation about his next
pick toward judges who
would fulfill the president‘s
stated intention to consider
“people from all walks of
life" for the court, while po-
tentially ruling out more
hard-line jurists who might
alienate moderate senators
in both parties.

Brown and Owen are said
to be under serious consider-
ation. as are other strong
conservatives such as J.
Michael Luttig and J. Harvie
Wilkinson if]. both of the
Richmond-based 4th Circuit
Court of Appeals. But some
strategists and analysts say
Bush may decide to pick a
more obscure jurist who
might be seen as leg; divisive
and a more appropriate re-
placement for the retiring
O‘Connor. a moderate.








Continued from page 1



Lesh is working with Ter-
rell to gain campus-wide sup-
port for the resource center.
Terrell said there is space in
the Student Center that could
be renovated and used as a

The center. which will pro-
vide educational books and
videos. will be a place where
straight and gay students can
go to discuss homosexuality:

Students at yesterday's
meeting talked about applying
for various national and local
grants to fund the center. The
group expressed the need for
community and campus orga-
nizations to support the initia-

Terrell said the group is in
the "forming stage" of the
project. She thinks that the
gay. lesbian. bisexual and
transgender population
should have a space allocated

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Continued from page I


more moderate.” Faud Pierre.
a first-year law student said.
“(The Supreme Court justices)
have more power than the
president. The issues they
face truly impact us."

Jason Ams. a second-year
law student. thinks the
Roberts hearings are only a
taste of things to come.

“His appointment will be
overshadowed when Bush se-

PAGE 2 I Wednesday. September 21. 2005

to support them.

“I see this as another
unique population whose
needs are not currently being
met." Terrell said.

The cost of renovation and
date of construction for the
project will be discussed at a
later meeting. Terrell said the
project must be approved by
Todd before construction can

For now. the group is ask-
ing students. faculty and staff
to voice support for this pro-

“I support it. but I am not a
student." said Terrell. “For the
center to be successful. it
needs student support."

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Be Heard

If you would like to voice your
opinion on a possible gay. lesbian.
bi-sexual and transgender resource
center, send letters to Pat Terrell's
Office in Frazee Hall.




There has still not been a
candidate selection for the
spot that Justice Sandra Day
O’Connor left.

Jason Lunderman. a first.
year law student. agrees with

"The second spot will
cause more debate.“ Ams said.

Everyone seemed to have
their own opinion.

“We had a good turnout,
and some great questions were
asked." Holmes said of the
panel. “We just wanted to give
students a chance to partici-
pate and expose them to this





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Derek Poore

Sports Editor

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tSU returns to practice

After being displaced by
Hurricane Katrina. the No.
3 Louisiana State Tigers re-
turned to their Baton
Rouge. La. practice field
yesterday. LSU’s home
opener against North Texas
was nixed when Katrina
hit. LSU will play 10th-
ranked Tennessee Saturday
in its first home game since
last season.

Top heavy

For the second straight
week, four Southeastern
Conference teams were
ranked in this week's Asso-
ciated Press Top 10: LSU
(3), Florida (5). Georgia (7)
and Tennessee (10).

Rounding out the Top
25, Alabama was ranked
20th. Both Auburn (89
votes) and Vanderbilt (6
votes) received recognition
from poll voters, but did not
crack the Top 25.

It was the ninth time

since SEC expansion in
1992 that four conference
teams were in the Top 10.

Surging Commodores

Perennial bottom-
dweller Vanderbilt is off to
its best start since 1984.
The ‘Dores (3-0. 20 SEC)
won their season opener
against Wake Forest 24-20.
Vandy then beat Arkansas
in Fayetteville. Ark.. 28-24
and beat Ole Miss at home

The Commodores are
led by quarterback Jay Cut-
ler‘s 868 passing yards and
three touchdowns. and se
nior linebacker Moses ()5-
emwegie was named the
SEC’s defensive player of
the week.

()semwegie recorded 11
tackles. an interception. a
sack and a forced fumble in
Vandy’s win over the Rebels



Women’s golf starts strong

The UK women’s golf
team started off the season
on a high note yesterday by
finishing second in the Napa
River Grill Cardinal Cup in
Simpsonville. Ky.

With a 43-over-par score of
907. the Cats finished 13
strokes behind first-place
Georgia State. Louisville fin-
ished eight strokes behind
the Cats to take third place.

Senior Erin Faulkner led
the Cats with a second-place
individual finish. She carded
a 2-over-par 218 over the
threeround tournament.

Sophomore Elizabeth Dot-
son shot a 1-under—par 71 in
the final round to finish tied
for sixth. while senior Ali
Kicklighter finished tied for
10th place.

Sophomore Beth Felts fin-
ished tied for 25th place. and




Florida junior quarterback Chris Leak led the No. 5 Gators to a 16-7 win
over Tennessee Sept. 17. UK hosts Florida at 3:30 pm. Saturday.



junior Emily Culbertson fin-
ished tied for 37th place. Com-
peting as an individual. ju-
nior Katie Johnson was 48th.

UK hosts the Wildcat Fall
Invitational at the University
Club's Big Blue Course in

Men's golf rallies for sixth

Jumping three spots in
the final round. the UK men‘s
golf team finished sixth yes-
terday at the Inverness Inter-
collegiate Invitational in Tole-
do. Ohio.

In the final round. the
Wildcats posted their best
round of the two-day event
with a total of 296t0 finish at
896. 16 strokes behind first
place Florida.

Southern California fin-
ished second at 883. followed
by Texas with a score of 888.
Kent State fired a team score

of 892. while Coastal Carolina
rounded out the top five with
a tally of 893.

Playing in his first colle-
giate tournament. freshman
Andy Winings led the Wild-
cats with seventhplace indi-
vidual finish. A Brownsburg.
Ind. native. Winings fired a
third-round 73 to finish at 219.

Sophomore Brad l)oster

finished 25th with a score of


225. while freshman
Woltman and junior
Wilson tied for -llst
scores of 229.

Freshman Jordan Blann
landed in 45th place with his
three~round total of 2:30.

The Wildcats return to ac-
tion Sept. 26-28 when they
travel to Sunriver. Ore. for
The Preview. which will be
played at (Irosswater



gmwsm donor facility

The UK Board of Trustees
accepted $9.380.745 in gifts
and pledges yesterday. includ-
ing an anonymous $3 million
gift toward the design and
construction of the new bas-
ketball practice facility.

The $80 million basketball
facility is to be built behind
UK‘s Memorial Coliseum.
and in addition to practice
courts it will contain training
rooms, weight rooms and ad-
ministrative offices for both
men‘s and women's Wildcat
basketball teams.

Approximately half of the
gifts and pledges accepted by
the board are being submit-
ted for matching funds from
Kentucky's Endowment
Match Programs.

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the vorce of Victor and Helena
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film rs about Vrctor, the son of a
rich family, who is set to marry
Victoria. the daughter of a re—
cently bankrupt pair of aristo-
crats, At the wedding rehearsal.
Victor bumbles hrs vows and runs
into the forest so he can practice
them in solitude He then notices
a hand sticking out of the ground
wrth a wedding band on it He
puts the ring on his hand, which
causes the Corpse Bride to rump
from the ground and claim Victor
as her own. and then she takes
hrm to the Land of the Dead. The
suspense revolves around
whether or not Victor wrll run
back to hrs arranged marriage or
stay with the Corpse. Bride At
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Livrng in Chicago. George
(Allesandro Nivola) meets Made-
lrne (Embeth Davrdtz) at an art
auction. and they fall in love and
get married. Later Madelrne trav-
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a new artist that rs an outsrder of
the Chicago art scene Since
George is originally from
Plafttown, N.C . he goes wrth her
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meeting his family. His parents
don't understand Madeline's
English accent and her elrte
lifestyle. His brother Johnny
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school dropout livmg at home
wrth hrs pregnant girlfriend. This
rs a film that shows the clash that
rs so often mentioned by Rush
Limbaugh — that of red-state vs
blue‘state values At the Ken-
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In her first starring role srnce
"Panic Room," Jodie Foster plays
a mother who manages to lose
her 6-year-old daughter on a
flight from Berlin to New York
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that she has a child in the first
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Rodney Copperbottom (Ewan
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hopes to strike rt rich by movrng
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killing Ponyboy. They have to run
away to make sure they are not
arrested. and run into hurdles
along the way. A classrc struggle
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Musicals are made on the
quality of the singing. Other
details contribute. but suc-
cess mainly depends on the
voices. At the Actors' Guild
of Lexington's production of
“Crowns.“ they do not need
to worry about the power of
their voices. individually or

“Crowns" is a musical of
monologues that are used to
give Yolanda. a newcomer
from Brooklyn played by
Tiffiney Kavanaugh. a per-
spective of the importance of
hats to the Southern black
community. Five women
each share different stories
from their lives about their
hats. as well as give some
very useful advice to Yolanda
about proper hat etiquette.

The five women all work
together excellently and help
to keep the show driven. al-
though. at times. it seemed as
though the speeches didn't
have much direction toward
an ending. The women may
interact nicely. but their har-
monies. most notably during
“Marching to Zion." can send
shivers down the spine.

To anchor the show so
dominant in females is a lone


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man. a preacher played by
Van Berry. His voice and de-
meanor contrast well with
the six women. Even his po-
sition on the stage. out of the
way. gives his character the
ability to observe and inter-
cede when necessary. He
leads a rousing gospel by
Sam Cooke about the first
woman to touch the hem of
Jesus' garment.

Each of the six women
has amazing solos. In partic—
ular. Sylvia Howard as Velma
overpowers the others with
her portrayal of the woman
no one really asked to sing.
but would sing her heart out
before or after Sunday ser-
vice anyway In the song. she
begins controlled and soft.
gradually reaching such a
frenzy that the other women
have to help her back to the

Via monologues. the
women discuss hats. the way
they are worn. the rules re-
garding their sanctity. and how
to wear them properly. Collec—
tively. this is deemed "hatti-
tude." Each woman puts her
own spin on the style. but
Yolanda. in resentment of
her situation. puts a different
type of attitude into her hat.
Through the course of the
musical. that attitude slowly