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Kentucky Kernel

Friday, November 18, 2005


Celebrating 34 years of independence www.liyliernel.com

Defense requests retrial for Ragland

Mike DiGiuro,
the father of
murdered UK
football player
irent DiGiuro,
speaks with the
media after a
Supreme Court
hearing yester-
day in Frank-


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Convicted in 2002, Ragland has been serving a 30-year
sentence for the 1994 murder of a UK football player

By Megan Boehnlre

FRANKFORT — Attorneys for
Shane Ragland asked the Kentucky
Supreme Court yesterday for the sec-
ond time to overturn his 2002 murder
conviction. citing new research that
suggests a bullet test used in the case
is unreliable.

Ragland, who has been serving a

30year sentence for the 1994 shooting
of UK football player Trent DiGiuro,
was granted a new trial by the
Supreme Court last November. But.
after Attorney General Greg Stumbo
petitioned the decision, the court de-
cided to revisit it.

The defense focused much of its
arguments on the bullet lead test.
which was used in the trial to link
bullets recovered from the scene to

ammunition found at the two homes
of Ragland‘s divorced parents. The
FBI, which was the only agency ad-
ministering the test, announced in
September that it would no longer do
so after a National Research Council
study on the test showed it to be in-

“The inference (is) that, because
of the testing, two bullets allegedly
match and what is found is that in
subsequent scientific testing we pre-
sented to the court during pretrial ar-
guments, the fact that science was

See Ragland on page 2


By Chris Miles
m: xmrucxv KENNEL

Somewhere in the vastness of space
there is an asteroid traveling thousands
of miles a second called 5223 McSween.

The asteroid is named after Harry
“Hap” McSween. a professor in the De-
partment of Earth and Planetary Sci-
ences at the University of Tennessee
and a researcher for NASA, who spoke
yesterday at the WT. Young Library Au-
ditorium about the current missions to
Mars by the rovers Spirit and Opportu-
mink and the information they have sent
bac .

“The purpose of these missions was
to find evidence that there was once wa-
ter on the planet,” McSween said as he
put up PowerPoint slides with pictures
of the Martian landscape the rovers sent

McSween has done work with NASA
for the past 25 years. His career has in
cluded work with the Mars Pathfinder
project and also with work on the Mars
Global Surveyor orbiter project. The
agency has also funded his research on
meteorites. Currently, he is a co-investi-
gator of images produced by the Mars
Odyssey spacecraft that maps the miner-
alogy of the Martian surface.

“What we have found is more than
we’d ever dreamt of finding," McSween
said as scenes of rust-colored landscape
popped up behind him. “Above all, we
have found evidence that (the places
we’ve researched) had a lot of water."

McSween explained in his presenta-
tion that the rovers looked to find both
geological and mineral evidence that

See NASA on page 4


high] i ghts


By Megan Stanley
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This weekend, a public performance
brings together a diverse cast of charac-

The UK dance ensemble will be
putting on its fall performance this
weekend at the Singletary Center for the
Arts, in which students will perform
their own choreographed pieces in a va-
riety of dance styles.

“It gives us a time to let loose, have
fun and enjoy what we love.” said mar-
keting senior Anjuli Bhattacharyya,
president of the ensemble.


Anne Fuchs. a vocal performance junior, won a district competition for the opportunity to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

Ra i3 lng her voice

UK vocal performance junior moves closer to spot with the Metropolitan Opera

Fuchs will travel to Cincin-

Fuchs' excitement on her ac-

By Sean REES

After singing in front of
three judges in auditions for
the Metropolitan Opera, Anne
Fuchs‘ jaw “dropped to the

Fuchs. a vocal performance
junior. was one of the three dis
trict winners out of 15 students
who auditioned in the Ken-
tucky district of the annual
Metropolitan National Council
Auditions. The auditions
search for new talent across the

country and will eventually
pick one winner to join the
Metropolitan Opera in New

“It was the most exhilarat-
ing experience in the world."
Fuchs said. “I was entering the
competition for the experience
and to win was a shock.

“My jaw literally dropped to
the floor."

Each audition consisted of
two pieces; each contestant pre-
pared five and picked one while
the three judges picked the oth-

nati for regional auditions on
Jan. 8. The region includes
Kentucky, West Virginia and
the southern half of Ohio and

Fuchs said the regional
competition was on her mind
but that she was trying to re-
main calm.

“I‘m just going to have to do
it the same way I did it this
time and try not to get too
freaked out about it," Fuchs

Other vocal students shared


“It’s pretty astounding real-
ly." said vocal performance and
arts administration sophomore
Nick Covault. “She is only 20
years old and made an impres-
sion on (the judges) other peo-
ple six or eight years ahead of
her didn’t."

The other winners of the
district were Anson Hanbury,
28. of Southern Baptist Theo-
logical Seminary in Louisville
and Korin Kormick, 26, of the

See Voice on page 4


UK clean

Maxberry car-
ries items from
his truck to the
UK Surplus
store. Maxberry
worked all day
yesterday to
prepare the
store for its

3 house with surplus store
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By Ryan Toombs

UK‘s surplus could be someone

else‘s gain.

Starting today. UK students. facul-
ty and staff. as well as the general
public. will be able to shop at the uni-
versity’s first surplus store.

The store. which is located down-
town on West Main Street, is having

its grand opening today fmm 10 am.
to 2 pm.

The store was developed by UK
Auxiliary Services to make surplus
items. such as bookshelves or com-
puter equipment that are no longer

See Surplus on page 2

grand opening
at 10 am.

Around since the early 19803, the
group now has 28 women and five men.

The group’s members joined for dif-
ferent reasons, but they are all extreme-
ly passionate about dance. and by doing

the concert, they are helping make the ”m'



See Dance on page 4




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Continued from paqel


not valid," said J. Guthrie
True, an attorney for
Ragland. “And I think what
we’ve seen is that in subse-
quent scientific analysis and
studies done by the National
Research Council. I think
that they‘ve shown that our
position was absolutely cor-

True called the prosecu-
tion‘s original case “circum-
stantial" and said the test
was the only piece of physi-
cal evidence linking Ragland
to the murder scene.

Assistant Attorney Gen-
eral Todd Ferguson argued
the test was never presented
as conclusive. Instead. Fergu-
son said that it was up to the


Continued from paqel


used by departments. avail—
able to the public at a dis-
counted price.

Store manager Leonard
Maxberry said that this is
the first time the campus and
Lexington community have
been able to buy surplus
items without attending one
of their public auctions.

“By having the store. sur-
plus can be bought one item
at a time." he said. “Now if
someone wants one chair.
they can find it without go-
ing to an auction."

The policy on surplus is
to first offer the surplus
items to other departments
within the university before
selling them. Prior to the
opening of the surplus store.
items have been stored in the
Reynolds Building for use by
other departments or put up
for auction.

If no one in university
claims the surplus, it will be

jury to decide how much
weight to put on the test re-

The defense also contin-
ued to press the argument
from the original appeal that
a prosecutor violated
Ragland's Fifth Amendment
right during his closing argu-
ments by commenting on
Ragland’s decision not to tes-

First Assistant Common-
wealth’s Attorney Mike Mal-
one wrote. “The only person
who knows where that shot
was fired from exactly is the
person sitting in that chair
over there, and he hasn’t
seen fit to tell us."

Ferguson argued that the
comment was clarified fol-
lowing an objection in the
trial and that Malone was ac-
tually referring to the police
investigation and not the
Ragland‘s decision not to tes-

tify against himself.

Investigators went five
years after DiGiuro's death
before getting a break in the
case when Ragland‘s ex-girl-
friend came forward. Aimee
Lloyd told police that
Ragland confessed to her in
1995 that he shot DiGiuro.

“Shane Ragland killed
my son," said DiGiuro's fa-
ther. Mike, after the hearing.

“It’s a pain in the ass," he
said about having to return
to court, “but you do what
you got to do. We‘ll do it as
long as we have to."

Jerry Ragland, Shane
Ragland’s father, said he
thought the hearing went
well for his son.

“We‘re very optimistic
we'll get a new trial.” he said.
“That’s all we’re asking for is
a fair trial."



either put up for auction or
placed in the surplus store.

“We‘re trying to save the
university some money by
recycling our resources.
while also trying to provide
for the community and keep
this stuff out of landfills."
Maxberry said.

Dr. Benjamin C. Withers.
chair of the Art Department.
said that, being in one of the
poorer departments on cam-
pus. he uses the surplus to
supplement his department.

“We’re really happy to be
able to get used equipment
we wouldn’t normally be able
to afford." Withers said. “We
wouldn‘t have a lot of stuff
without the surplus."

Ben Crutcher. associate
vice president of Auxiliary
Services, said his vision for
the store is not to necessarily
make a profit. but to help the

“I doubt that we will
make any money off of this,
we may break even. but it’s
more of a public service."
Crutcher said.

The store has a Web site
and listserv that potential

buyers can join to receive
email updates on new sur-
plus that becomes available.

“We‘ve already had over
100 people sign up for the list-
serv." Crutcher said. “This
listserv will give us a way to
notify people when new sur-
plus items they are interest-
ed in are available."

During today's grand
opening there will be a
“name the surplus store”
contest. in which a TV/DVD
combo will be given away. To
enter you must go to the
store today to register your
entry and the winner will be
announced after the opening.

Initially. the store will be
open every Friday from 9
am. to 4 pm. and may have
expanded hours depending
on the turnout.

“We will have limited
hours first. and then possibly
expand those hours depend-
ing on the response.” Crutch-
er said. “We want to give this
a shot and hopefully it will
be well received.”





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Tea a relaxing remedy for your ills

Call it a placebo or per-
haps the overdramatized re-
lief of a warm beverage on a
cold evening but I am sold on
the healing power of tea

It might have been the se
duction of the aromatic
steam, or the
tingly sensa-
tion that
opens up your
sinuses and
eases your
mind. but sip
ping tea is a
soothing trick
to combating
mental and
physical pain
and my latest
secret to di-

vine relax-

In the prelude to finals
stress, most students opt for
the black brew of beaneries to
manage the physical pains of
an ominous winter, the
headache of procrastination
and the lingering anxiety of
midterm grades.

But falling into the spell of
tea is not tricky or distasteful.
The taste and essence of tea
often complements its health

My fascination started
with the purchase of a chai
latte, something I considered
coffee disguised in the mild
flavor of tea, but sweet and
caffeinated, nonetheless. Then
my interest in tea evolved into
an exploration down the tea
aisle of Wild Oats food mar-
ket. I perused the endless
number of teas —- tea for
stomach pain, tea for prenatal
symptoms, tea for concentra-
tion and tea for flu prevention.
The list goes on.

Tea in the morning, tea




Wild Oats has an aisle dedicated to a vast variety of tea brands and flavors.
Caffeinated and uncaffeinated teas are also available for purchase.

with dinner —- green tea with
honey replacing dirty coffee
filters and stained coffee
mugs. Outside, inside. on the
go, wherever it is needed.
Drinking tea with milk, like
the British, or tea with a
spoonful of Splenda and a
lemon slice.

Claire Felters, manager of
Coffee Times in Regency Cen-
ter, said the store’s tea section
expands every year because of
increasing popularity of tea.
She thinks people opt for tea
because it makes them feel

“We know a lot of people
that often drink it to relax for
mental health,” she said “Per-
sonally, I think anything that
makes you stop and think is
good for you."

Coffee Times sells a vari-
ety of brands and flavors of
tea. One of their featured

brands, The Republic of Tea,
offers white, red, black and
green teas that may be served
hot or cold. Simple green and
black teas are easily found in
any grocery store aisle.

Black and green teas con-
tain antioxidants called
polyphenols. Research studies
suggest that these chemicals
prevent strokes, heart disease
and cancer. A cup of tea con-
tains half the amount of caf-
feine in a cup of coffee and
lowers cholesterol.

Black. green and red
tealeaves are derived from
evergreen trees that contain
high levels of antioxidants.
Herbals teas are made up of
different types of flowers,
roots, spices and plants These
substances contain chemicals
that promote relaxation and
calming effects.

Tea ranges in color. flavor,

ingredients and purpose for
the body. Tea can take on the
flavor of white chocolate tan
gerine spice, vanilla almond
or Alpine flowers. Tea is hot
or cold appropriate in all sea-
sons and times of day. ’Ilea of
fers endless possibilities

Many customers of Wild
Oats food market use tea as an
alternative to harsher supple-
ments, said Heather Miles.
Wild Oats natural living man-

“Teas are milder than if
you were taking a supple-
ment," said Miles. “They are
less risky but they are still
soothing and very effective.”

Wild Oats offers a tea
called “Throat Coat" which
combines a variety of natural
herbs, including licorice.
which help ease the symptoms
of colds

Miles won ’t go so far to say
that these teas can ‘,cure " but
she is certain they provide the
natural chemicals necessary
to help certain conditions. She
said these teas incorporate fla-
vor in the consumption of
healthy antioxidants.

Like any warm beverage.
tea is refreshing in the winter-
time and feels good to con-
sume. The health perks are
just another reason to investi-
gate into the endless variety of
tea on the market.

The final benefit: Tea costs
significantly less than a pound
of Starbucks coffee or a
caramel latte. So gather up the
dimes saved and find a warm
winter robe. That goes nice
with a cup of tea as well.



Josh Kelley comes to ‘amaze’ UK Sunday


If You Go

What: Josh Kelley
Where: Memorial Hall
When: 8 pm, Sunday

lion much: Free for UK and BCTC students. $5
for faculty and staff. $10 for the general public

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the ticket
office in room 253 of the Student Center, by
calling (859)-257-8867 or online at www.ticket-


8y Kristin Hogue
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Josh Kelley, a 25- -year- -old singer— song-
writer fipm Augusta, Ga., will be perform-
ing at UK. free of charge to UK and BCTC
students, on Sunday night at 8.

Kelley will be singing hits from his
first album, “For the Ride Home,” which
made its first appearance on the shelves
in 2003. as well as songs from his newest
album, “Almost Honest" which hit stores
in August. Popular songs from his new a1-
bum include “Amazing” and “Everybody

Wants You. ”

Psychology junior LaShala Porter is
on the concert committee for the Student
Activities Board. Having read Kelley’s re-
views and hearing his newest hit “Only
You” on the radio she is sure the show
will be great. “He’ 3 a great singer. The re—
views were great, as well,” she said. “UK
is one of the last shows of his tour and
we're happy to promote this up- -and- -com-

ing singer.”

Kelley 5 rise to fame was incidental,
according to his Web site. While attend-


ing the University of Mississippi on a golf
scholarship, he wrote songs on the side
and played gigs at parties. From an Ole
Miss library computer, some “Napstered
MP3s" of his work accidentally made
their way to an A&R rep for Hollywood
Records, the label Kelley later signed with.
His first album “For the Ride Home" was
released in 2003

Kelley’s newest album, “Almost Hon-
est," was released in August 2005.

His music has been described as
“earthy, carefree and reflective." accord-
ing to wwwallmusiccom and has been
compared to the likes of Jack Johnson.
John Mayer, Gavin DeGraw and Ben

Kelley s achievements include per-
forming at the annual Bonnaroo Music
Festival in 2003 touring with the Dave
Matthews Band and the Goo Goo Dolls at
the debut of his first album, as well as
having his first “critically acclaimed hit,”
“Amazing,” placed on the soundtrack of
Kate Hudsons 2004 romantic comedy
“Raising Helen"