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College of Medicine departments rank in Top 20

By Jason McAIIster

In the 2003 fiscal year.
several departments of the
UK College of Medicine
ranked among the top 20
public medical schools in Na-
tional Institute of Health

The College of Medicine
as a whole ranked 35th, re-
ceiving about $59.4 million,
according to a recent UK
press release.

“The College of Medi-
cine supports the universi-
ty's goal of becoming a Top

20 public institution." said
Jay A. Perman M.D., dean of
the College of Medicine.
”Achieving this distinction
in NIH funding will help the
college and the university to
achieve this objective."

Dr. Michael Reid of the
department of physiology
said the federal funds are vi-
tal for research, especially af-
ter recent state budget cuts.
The funding also benefits
labs in the Markey Cancer
Center, the Sanders Brown
Center on Aging and the
Spinal Cord and Brain In-
jury Research Center:




The money will enable
scientists and doctors to
study diseases and develop
technology for treatments,
Reid said.

Reid's lab. which studies
muscle degeneration caused
by diseases and aging, was
funded with about $600,000
from NIH in 2003.

Muscle degeneration of-
ten accompanies diseases
like cancer, AIDS and
rheumatoid arthritis. Reid

The body saves energy
when it fights diseases and
ignores the routine repair of

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damaged muscle. When
someone is sick for a long
time, the lack of muscle re-
pair causes severe damage to
muscle function, Reid said.

“Our lab is working to
identify the inflammatory
mediators that are responsi-
ble for this loss of fimction,"
Reid said.

When the body has an
injury, “inflammatory media-
tors" are signals sent out by
injured cells, as a call for
help. The signals travel
through the body and are
heard by cells of the immune

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The immune cells re-
spond by migrating to the in-
jury where they make re-
pairs, said Murali Gurura-
jan, a graduate student in
the department of immunol-

Some diseases cause an
abnormal buildup of these
signals, which can damage

Dr. Reid's lab studies the
damage caused to muscle
cells that result in muscle de-

"The sad reality is that
we have no treatment for
this," Reid said. “It‘s crucial


that we maintain federal sup
port because state support is

Reid's lab also is funded
by NASA to study muscle
loss and weakness experi-
enced by astronauts in pro-
longed space flight.

Other departments rank-
ing in the Top 20: Molecular
and Biomedical Pharmacolo-
gy, 10th; Anatomy and Neu-
robiology, 14th; Immunology
and Molecular Genetics,
18th; and Molecular and Cel-
lular Biochemistry. 20th.

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Celebrate July 4 downtown all weekend

By E. Stephen Burnett

A 10K race. fireworks and
famed country artists playing
for free headline the Indepen-
dence Day activities down-
town this weekend.

The city‘s planned events
start today at noon, with an
ice cream social and apple pie
contest in Cheapside Park.

On Saturday. Main and
Vine streets will be closed for
the festival.

Parking is open almost
everywhere else. said Debbie
Jones. a member of the Lex-
ington Festival Committee.

“Most of the downtown
businesses have opened up
their parking lots for free,"

she said. “So parking should-
n‘t be an issue just try to
find the best spot," she said.

And arrive early, she

Food vendors and arts
and crafts booths will line the
closed streets beginning at 9

“We've had a lot more
sponsors step up this year,"
Jones said. “That makes it
possible to put on the kind of
festival that everyone wants
to see."

The race starts this Sat-
urday, July 3, at 8 am, begin-
ning a day of events and en-
tertainment that will end at
10 with the city‘s fireworks

“This is that one time in

the year when downtown is
hopping," said Alana Nisko,
creative director for the Lex-
ington‘s Parks and Recreation

Nisko said the city has
wide-open admissions for the
race, and runners don't even
have to run.

“We have seated runners.
and people who walk," Nisko

Those interested in run-
ning. walking or whatever in
the downtown race have their
last chance to sign up on Fri-
day from 5 to a pm. at the
Radisson Hotel near Rupp

Then at 4 pm, enter the
much larger “Red. White and
Boom" concert, where coun-

try music fans will get some
well-known performers in-
cluding Terri Clark, Mark
Chesnutt and Mark Wills.

What fans won’t have to
get is tickets, because the con-
cert is free.

“You would have to pay
$35 to $85 to see those people
at Rupp [Arena] or anywhere
else," Nisko said. “And
they're going to be right there
in the Cox Street parking lot."

“It’s going to be spectacu-
lar." Jones said. “This is the
first year we've had a concert
of this magnitude, where we
have three national artists."

Nisko suggested viewers
stick around the Cox Street

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Student AIDS
advocacy group
screens film

By ‘Irtcla Mellonny

Since March, the UK Student Global AIDS Cam-
paign has been working to bring AIDS awareness to
campus and central Kentucky.

Tonight, the group will be one step closer to its
goal as it offers a free screening of the film, A Closer
Walk, and a presentation on AIDS advocacy at the Ken-
tucky Theatre.

The documentary, directed and produced by Acad-
emy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer, was filmed in
Uganda, South Africa, Switzerland, Haiti, India,
Nepal, Ukraine and Cambodia, along with cities in the

Glenn Close and Will
Smith narrate the film, and
through interviews and pro-
files, it examines how AIDS af-
fects the lives of many differ-
ent people, not only those with
the disease and their caretak-

Interviews featured in the
film include the Dalai Lama,
UN Secretary General Kofi An-
nan and singer Bono from U2.

It is the Dalai Lama‘s first
interview on what he calls
“Universal Responsibility” in
the fight against the AIDS epi-

Members of the UK SGAC
said that the goal of the pre-
sentation, “Moving from
Awareness to Advocacy." goes
along with the film’s theme,
“Walk the Walk.”

"We‘re using this event
and presentation to make peo~
ple aware, yes, but especially
in order [to hope] that people
will be drawn to the advocacy - Patrick
work that follows," said 5m.
Patrick Sweeney, a member of UK SGAC member
the UK SGAC and one of the and one of the
event's planners. planners for
member, first-year medical
student and one of the plan-
ners for tonight‘s event, looks
forward to a full house.

“The theater seats 350 people and we are hoping to
fill it," she said.

After the film, the UK SGAC will host a discussion
and presentation about how to get involved in AIDS
advocacy, the global AIDS campaign and Kentuckians'
role in the global war against AIDS.

Audience questions will be answered by Sweeney,
Tara Loyd. a Peace Corps member who worked with
AIDS orphans in Lesotho and UK medical students.

Several civic groups including the National Con-
ference for Community and Justice. NAACP. GLSO.
members of Lexington's Interfaith Alliance and nu-
merous Christian and Jewish congregations support
the local screening of the film.

“[The film] gave me a real connection with people
to see how it affects them with their family, their fu-
ture and their goals. You see how it washes away all of
their hopes for a future. and I hope people also see a
great need for a way to help them.“ Weeks said.

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Over three-fourths of
downtown merchants have
shown their support for the
film by advertising with fly-

“We are hoping for a big
constituency to let people
know that Kentuckians care
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parking lot for that.

Others can watch the
show elsewhere. perhaps
from the roofs of parking

But Nisko recommended
not trying to watch the fire
works from Triangle Park. A
lot of people think it's a
great idea at first. she said.
but the Civic Center blocks
the view.

For those unable to see
the show. local radio station
630 WLAP—AM will broadcast
the fireworks' background
music. said David Howard.
assistant marketing director
for Clear Channel.

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mark an end to Saturdays
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The UK SGAC is screening A Closer
Walk tonight at the Kentucky The-
ater at 7:30. The film is followed by a
presentation by the group.

games at the Red Mile start-

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About 90.000 people at-
tended the city's festival last

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LCC officially transferred from UK to KCTCS
Governance 0 Lexington Community College was trans-
ferred Wednesday from UK to the Kentucky Community and
Technical College System. LCC president Jim Kerley looks
forward to the transition. “This is a momentous day for LCC
as we officially end at least part of our longstanding relation-
ship with UK and merge with the community and technical
college system." he said in a UK press release. “I know our
students will prosper from this transfer of governance. and
that LCC will continue to grow as a community college that
is committed to providing open access to anyone desiring
higher education." In July 2003. the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools placed LCC on probation for 12 months
for failure to demonstrate that “it has sufficient autonomy to
be accredited separately " The transfer allows LCC to be re»
moved from this probation. Students currently enrolled in
LCC will still retain the same privileges and benefits they re
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the services will be available to students on an individual ba-
sis. Students enrolled on or before September 1, 2004. in asso-
ciate degree programs approved by the UK Board of Trustees
will have until August 31. 2016 to complete their degree pro
gram and receive a degree conferred by the board.

UK faculty) win national awards

College of harmacy faculty members Frank Romanelli.
Pharm.D.. assistant professor, and Kelly Smith. Pharm.D..
associate professor. were chosen as winners of the 2004
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
Council of Faculties Innovations in Teaching Competition.

Students awarded predoctoral awards

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ecular and Cellular Biochemistry have been awarded Ameri-
can Heart Association Ohio Valley Affiliate Predoctoral Fel-

. lowships. The students are Nathan Correll of Robards. Ky;

Garland Crawford of Paducah. Ky: Amanda Knoebber of
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UK swimmers head to trials





Four UK swimmers
could get one lap closer to
Athens next weekend by par-
ticipating in the US.
Olympic Team Trials July 7-
14 in Long Beach, Calif.

The top two swimmers
in each event make the
Olympic team. but each UK
representative says just be-
ing in contention is a worthy
enough honor for this point
in their careers.

Daniel Cruz, Daniel
Farmer, Clay Gaspanovich
and Tim Patrick all qualified
for the trials by meeting the
time standards imposed by
US. Swimming, and doing it
by a certain deadline.

“The standard is pretty
quick,” said Gaspanovich.
“It's not as quick as NCAA
time, but it's pretty quick."

“The NCAA is pretty
much the pinnacle of the
sport,” said Cruz.

The swimmers said they
didn‘t train any differently
for the trials than they did
during the season for NCAA
meets, but the training had
simply stepped up in fre.
quency and intensity.

“It’s definitely more in-
tense this year, being an
Olympic year," said Cruz, the
only current UK swimmer in
the 100 and 200meter butter-
fly trial. “Over the summer,
we’ve been training five
hours a day in preparation
for the trials. During school
it’s like three to four hours a

The swimmers arrive at
the pool at 7 every morning
and train until 9:30, then rest
for “the day,” said Cruz (as if
they were wasting time by
resting) and come back at 2
pm, often training until 5.

“You just have to come
into practice ready to work
and stay motivated," Cruz

“I wouldn’t say that’s the
most difficult part, but I
would say it is more intense
during Olympic years," Cruz

“I won’t be disappointed
if I don’t make the team."


Daniel Farmer gets a breath of fresh air as he trains III the Lancaster Aquatic Center. Farmer is one ol three Ult
swimmers at the Olympic Trials in the 50-meter freestyle, which us simply one lap down the pool.

Cruz said. “I've got the cur-
rent world record holder, a
former world record holder.
and the current Olympic
champion in my heat. My
goal is to finish in the top

Patrick, Gaspanovich,
and Farmer think the Top 16
for their event, the 50-meter
freestyle, is a realistic goal.

The Top 16 make it into
the semifinals of the trials, a
goal that would be consid-
ered lofty for most of the
field making the trip to Long

“The Top 16 out of
Americans is pretty much
the Top 50 in the world." Gas-
panovich said. “Once you get
there, you know. anything's
possible. Someone could DQ
[disqualify] or you could rise
to the occasion."

“There‘s almost a one
second difference between
the Top 16 [and those who
make the team].” Patrick
said. “It has to do with tech—
nique, you know, a good pow-
erful start. It's more about
power than endurance [in

the 50—meter freestyle1."

Some of the swimmers
opposing the UK students
are professionals, men who
spend their days in the pool
with sophisticated machin
ery to aid them in their
training and other amenities
UK and other college pro
grams simply do not have.

They also are not hin-
dered by NCAA rules limit-
ing the amount of hours an
athlete can work on his craft
during a week, but the UK
swimmers. for the most part.
do not consider that a disad-

“It's a disadvantage not
having the machines used by
some guys in Colorado.
which is the base for US.
Swimming." said Patrick.
“But we work hard. push the
limits and they [the coaches]
pretty much get it all out of

“I wouldn‘t consider
[NCAA prohibitions on time]
a disadvantage," said Cruz.
“UK has done a great job.
giving us these great coaches
and facilities to train at.“

Gaspanovich had a dif-
ferent take. “It’s more diffi-
cult to juggle school. it'll al
ways be more difficult,“ Gas-
panovich said. “UK has real
1y helped out with tutors and
making sure we're going to
school, but it is a disadvan-
tage having time [con-

Even with the time con-
straints, the swimmers are
making the most of the op-
portunities they've been giv-

"This is a once in a life-
time shot," said Patrick.

“I‘ve only got two years
of college swimming left.“
said Farmer. “If I wanted to
try again in four years, I'd
have to train two years on
my own. and if I didn’t make
it it'd be devastating after
training for two years."

The trials will be shown
on July 9 and 11 (live) from 8-
9 pm. and on July 18 at the
same time on NBC.

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Cote to Northwestern

Former UK reserve
Bernard Cote. who averaged
1.4 points in 5.6 minutes per
game last season, announced
his transfer to Northwestern
University in Chicago. The
junior forward decided to
transfer after the signing of
big man Randolph Morris as
part of this year’s top-rated
recruiting class.

According to NCAA
rules, Cote will sit out a year
and have two years of eligi-
bility left, which he thinks is
enough time to finish his
master’s degree in business.

Former UK player arrested
Former UK All-Ameri-

can and 1978 national cham-
pion Jack Givens, 47, was ar-
rested and charged Tuesday
with molesting a 14-year-old
girl in her home in Orlando.
Givens was released on
$25,000 bond. According to
Orange County Sheriff ‘3 Of
fice documents, the current
Orlando Magic color com-
mentator went to the girl's
house to give her a basket-
ball lesson. The girl pulled
away when Givens touched
her in the swimming pool
and later when he came into
her bedroom where she was
changing clothes. according
to an arrest affidavit. He also
sent an instant message to
the girl that day, stating he
had “used had judgment.“
said the affidavit.

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The June 30 Iraqi limited handover of
power came early to avoid attacks. Now
Iraqis are formally in charge of their coun-
try without threat of dictatorial tyranny.
But with the onslaught of international in-
volvement. Iraq may never be a truly sover—
eign nation.

Rebuilding Iraq is now a global effort.
Though many nations initially opposed U.S.
preemption policy, they have become en—
trenched in the seemingly endless task of
putting a once authoritarian nation togeth-
er in a democratic fashion. But with mod-
ern implications of democracy come its ide-
ological counterpart-capitalism. So many
international firms have contracts to create
a capital infrastructure in Iraq. it will be
difficult for the fledgeling nation to achieve
political and economic independence be—
cause of the overriding multinational cor-
porate interests.

In America. we can see how the political
will of a society is bent by monetary incen-
tives. From the constituency to office hold-
ers. candidates with the most money for ad-
vertising have the most effective cam-
paigns. and much of that money can come

Aiding Iraq: a global effort

decreases the impact of individual influ-
ence, leaving it to the factions of the Feder-
alist Papers penned by this nation’s
founders. When the United States of Ameri-
ca became independent from Britain, it also
did so with international monetary aid
from countries that had their trade and po-
litical interests in mind.

As the Christian Western world stakes a
claim in the Muslim Middle East. a ques-
tion can be raised of liberation and sover-
eignty from the almighty dollar _-_ or franc,
or pound or euro. The power of money
through influence knows no denomination.
Such an overwhelming rush from a Third
World nation to a First World project may
prove too hasty for proper market condi-
tions to develop, leaving Iraqis economical-
ly dependent on their “liberators” for an in-
definite amount of time.

Let us hope the War on Terror does not
become a covert global economic stimulus,
condoning colonization in the name of lib-

This editorial was featured in The Daily
Eastern News (Eastern Illinois University).

Their views do not necessarily represent


troy Lyle. Staff Writer
Ryan Ebeihar, Scene editor
John Duncan. Staff writer


Iraqi transition
doesn't mean
worst is over

The Iraqi transition came as a
shock to most of the world. Observers
were shocked not because they did not
expect America to give up full control of
Iraq but because of the secretive nature
of the transition. Obvious logical rea-
sons were given later as to why the cere
mony was moved up two days ahead of

The war. although still physical, is
m turning into one of propaganda. In light

of this. it would have been a sweet vic-
m tory for the ordinary Iraqi people to cel-
mm ebrate their sovereignty on streets of
Baghdad. This was supposed to be an
important day in their nation's history,

one that would celebrated for a long time to come.

This celebration eluded them because the legitimate
argument that, a June 30 ceremony might have brought
joy in the morning and mourning at night.

A careful look at recent developments in the Middle
East in general and in Iraq in particular all pointed to a
devastating June 30 handover.

As we have seen in the past few weeks, this war is not
a simple one. Like the Vietnam War, this war is taking a
course that many did not expect. The terrorists are will-
ing to do anything within their means to make a state-
ment. They kill people for mass viewing over the Internet.
Even worse and more surprising. their recent hostage-
taking of their fellow Muslims have triggered the wrath
of some of their sympathizers. How can you Jihad
against a fellow Muslim? The beheading of Paul Johnson,
Jr. who is said to have shown great interest in the Islamic
faith. and the recent capture of Corporal Wassef Ali Has-
soun, a Muslim who is also being threatened to be be-
headed. only affirms the fact that terrorists do not have
the Islam in mind. They are just jealous of human liber-
ties in general and Iraqis’ prosperous future in particular.

Iraqis must realize that though they have sovereignty
now. the war for their freedom and great future is far from
over. They should be aware that terrorists having de-
prived them of their entitled celebration would go a long
way to make them miserable in their land.

At any rate sovereignty has been achieved. The Iraqi
officials must henceforth plan the course it wants their re-
born country to take. By now they know that the terrorist
would overthrow their legitimate government if they had
the means and opportunity, with the sole purpose of im-
posing extremist Islamic decrees on the defenseless Iraqi
populace. For this reason we. the United States, have not
turned our back on Iraq. We continually loose our family
members for their cause. For this reason asking a greater
Iraqi participation in the war against terror is not too
much to ask. Heaven helps those who help themselves.
The international community would be willing to help if
Iraqis start helping themselves.

It is encouraging that NATO has promised to provide
the needed support in the creation of a permanent Iraqi
Armed Forces. This should commence at once. One can-
not emphasis enough that in spite of increasing interna-
tional support. Iraqis are the only people who can solve
their own problems.

Who protects the terrorist? Who shelters and feeds
them? Without resistance from Iraqis towards the insur-
gents. these rogues would turn their land into a safe
haven for terrorist activities. The worst is yet to come. if
only they allow themselves to be used by terrorists.

Iraqi sovereignty is a welcomed one, but there is
greater work to be done. The nations of the world should
join forces in combating these evil forces of terrorism. A
victory in Iraq is not a Bush/ Blair victory A victory in
Iraq is victory for civilization.


Joshua Odoi is a mechanical engineering senior.
His views do not necessarily represent those of the Ker-
nel. E—mail Joshua.odoi(ryukyedu



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June review: defunct planes and Spidey’s reign

As we go to press.
"filmmaker" Michael
Moore is using his slimy
tentacles to spread his
film “documentary"
Fahrenheit .911. about
President Bush‘s evil na~
ture to the mass public.
The evil doctor of decep-
tions cackles wickedly as
the four mechanical arms
fused to his spine whip
like snakes. their claws
ensnaring gullible Amer—
icans and earning mil-
lions of dollars at the box

Wait. what's that in the sky'.’ Swinging
down on a thin web line. now. clinging to a
wall. flipping towards the theater with a
whoop and a wisecrack look out. look out.
it's Spider Man?

Ha haaaf Go Spidey! That Michael Moore