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October 8. 2004


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Celebrating 33 years of independence

Tide rolls in
with physical play
Page 8

_Be afraid of October movies
at the Kentucky Theater
Page 5


Boone Center closing left 13 without jobs

Some former employees feel UK
didn't inform them of center's plans

By Adam Sichko
THE mmcxv mm

Jim ()lert‘s decision to
take a job as the new execu-
tive chef at UK's Hilary J.
Boone Center last March in-
volved more than a job

He quit his chef job at
Lake Cumberland State Re-
sort —»~ where he had been for
four years -.,_ to take the posi-
tion at UK‘s faculty club. Af-
ter sharing the exciting news

with his wife. Beverly. and
his 11-year~old son. James.
Olert moved his family 120
miles northeast to Paris. Ky.

The Olerts bought a new
home. Beverly found a new
job and James transferred
into a new school system.

At the beginning of May.
Olert learned that his new
job would only be a tempo-
rary position the Boone
Center would close at the end
of August.

“It seemed that right

away. there was a rumor“
about a shutdown. ()lert said.
He said he didn’t hear any
such rumors before he took
the position. nor did anyone
tell him when he was hired
that the facility might close
for renovations in the coni-
ing months.

“I felt like a deer in the
headlights." Olert said when
he heard the center would
close. "I had this great new
job and lots of opportunity.

“I would not have jumped
at such an opportunity if it
was going to be so tempo-
rary." he said.

Olert took over for the
club’s former executive chef,

who could no longer work
due to health reasons.

Becky Naugle. Chair of
the house and renovation
committee for the Boone
Center Board of Directors.
said discussion about the
need to renovate the “obso-
lete facilities" dates back to
as far as two years ago.

The Boone Center closed
Sept. 1 to prepare for a rec-
ommended $4.38 million
overhaul. proposed by Presi-
dent Lee Todd. Construction
was set to begin this month.
but the Board of Trustees
tabled the issue for the mo-
ment. and will revisit the
proposal in its next function

“We were dealt a short hand. They kind of

kept us all in the dark.”

later this month.

Lack of communication

Olert » along with sever
3] other former employees
said the university failed to
communicate effectively
with the staff leading up to
the Boone Center‘s closing.

“We were dealt a short
hand.“ Olert said. “They
kind of kept us all in the




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with Wilbur "Gus" Richmond (middle), 3 .

ford (right) 61 of Lexington, waitin for Big Blue Madness tickets to be dlS'
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players to walk by in hopes of having the entire team Sign their bas-

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Groups celebrate coming out

Coming Out Day
Monday, l0 am. to 3 pm.
i Free Speech Area, Student Center 3

By Emily Hagedorn

Complete with a door-
frame to walk through. UK’s
Lavender Society and Lamb
da will host (‘oming Out Day
Monday in the Student Cen-
ter’s Free Speech Area.

While they don‘t expect
many people to “come out of
the closet“ to them. they
hope to educate people
gay and straight on ho-
mosexual issues at the
event. said Mary Lesch.
president of Lavender. a
gay-friendly social club.

“I'd rather have someone
ask questions and become
educated than someone
have some idea anti not ask
at all." she said.

The proposed gay mar-
riage amendment on No-
vember's ballot has put the
gay community more in the
spotlight. Lesch said. it's be-
cause of this that the “No
on the Amendment" cam-
paign will set up at the
event. along with the Pride
Center of the Bluegrass and
AIDS Volunteers. lnc..
among others.

The two groups will also
have a “Homosexual Acts"
area in the Free Speech area

some of the clubs‘ mem-
bers will use this area to
work on homework. talk on
their cell phones and talk to
each other.

“The point of that is to
sort of shock people into re





alizing that most queer peo
ple are a whole lot like nor
mal people." said Ross Kw
ing. the vice president of
Lambda. a cliib for gay. les- 1’
bian. bisexual and transsex~ '
ual students. “It‘s an at-
tempt to get rid of all that

Both groups will host
speakers. including gay-
friendly clergy and Dan
liernitt. a UK student and
spoken-word poet. Free food
will be provided. anti a gift
basket. including a free mas

See Out on page 2

UK. Herald-Leader

Jim Olert

former executive (net at the Boone faculty (enter

“It's not necessarily that
they treated us badly. be»
cause I know that depart-
ments fade and businesses
close that's part of life."he

“But all that speculation

they were deceptive in
their information. and how
they fed it to us. and by what

See Boone on page 3

reach agreement
on photo collection

By Samieh Shalash


Tentative plans for an
agreement that grants UK
complete access to a histori-
cal collection of negatives
were made at the Lexington
Herald-Leader Tuesday.

The 1.8 million images in
dispute were meant to be-
come a charitable gift to UK
more than a year ago. when
the library applied for and
received a special grant from
the Washington. DC. based-
National Historic Publica-
tions and Records Commis-

.Gordon Ya-
mate. vice presi-
dent and chief
Knight Ridder.
parent company
of the Herald-
Leader. flew to
Lexington Tues-
day to meet!

K a t h e r i n e
Adams. anti
Linda Carter.
archivist in spe~
cial collections.

Adams said the meeting
began by showing Yamatc a
Kernel article headlined
“Historical negatives rot in
Herald-Leader.” He was then
taken to see the stored nega-

“I think one of the things
that were very helpful was to
show him the type of degra
dation that is occurring."
Adams said. “The harm is
most obvious to a layperson
where the gel ennilsities and
it appears like big wrinkles
and crinkles, The photos ap»
pear to be non-usable."

Adams said a large part
of the discussions. which to-
taled about four hours. was
spent going over liK's needs
per the 8164). 138 grant. which
was doubled after being
matched by [K

“The primary problem is
the NHPRt‘ grant l‘mlt‘lt‘lloii
that provides it cannot be a
‘preservation protect in
which the pertinent docu
ments are privately owned.“


“There's everything
for from What
Lexington looked
like over the years
,to just lovely shots
with UK lawyer of the state."

Katherine Adams

Adams said. “He (Yamate)
had concerns about how to
handle it."

Without ownership of the
images. she said Yamate was
worried about what the Her-
ald-Leader would do if it
needed to access a historical
photo and how the entire sit.
uation would work.

“it was very deliberate
and there were a lot of ‘what
if‘ questions." she said.

Carter also noted Ya-
mate‘s concerns. “In addition
to the copyright that the Her-
ald-Leader currently holds.
there are issues involving
publicity and
privacy rights
of the individ-
uals in the
photos." she
said "Just as
the Herald
Leader makes
an effort to be
considerate of
the subject‘s
rights. they
would like to
see that the
Archives also
respects publicity and priva-
cy rights as we allow access."

Adams said she under
stand the concern of public
access leading to people at»
tempting to profit froin im-
ages of famous people. the
collection would more likely
be a genealogical tool.

“There are wealths of
historical documentation of
the comm