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November 5, 2002

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Rain may dampen voter turnout

Excuses: UK professor says rain, traffic may hurt-
turnout but disinterest is the biggest culprit

By Stacie Meihaus

Teresa Isaac and Scott
Crosbie should have been
passing out umbrellas in-
stead of handbills.

Today is Election Day.
and if the forecast is right.
it's going to be rainy. And
rain and voting don't mix.
many political observers say.

Bad weather conditions

are often used as an excuse
by voters who don't turn up
on Election Day.

Yet the rain could benefit
candidates whose followings
are more loyal than their op-
ponents, Peffley said.

“The conventional wis-
dom is that the bad weather
hurts the candidate whose
supporters aren‘t as commit-
ted to that candidate." said
Mark Peftley, a political sci-

ence professor.

Lexington will be saturat-
ed with light to moderate rain
for six to eight hours today.
according to John Denman, a
meteorologist with the Na-
tional Weather Service.

“It will definitely be wet.
The rain will run off the
roads reasonably well, but
the roads will be a little
slick.“ he said.

Peffley said that the
more a voter is committed to
a candidate or issue. the
more likely the voter will
come out to vote.

Rain isn't the only factor
determining voter turnout,
of course.

Traffic congestion plays
a role. said political science
professor Mathew Gabel.

“Anything that makes it
hard to get to the polls will
deflate turnout." he said.

Slick roads and heavy
traffic are secondary to the
real hindrance, Peffley said.

“I think that the chief rea-
son is that people don‘t think
that elections affect what hap
pens afterward," he said.

Peffley said news cover-

age, particularly negative cov-
erage. can also influence the
public's attitudes about an
election. Trivial coverage and
mudslinging can convince
voters that all the candidates
are crooks and they are not
worth spending time on. he

Some political scien
tists argue that it's a mira-
cle anyone votes at all be-
cause a single vote doesn't
seem to affect the outcome
of an election, he said. If a
person thinks that nothing
will happen if they don't

vote, it's easier to stay

"Maybe not a single per-
son [will affect the election],
but a large enough group of
people not voting definitely
affects the outcome of an
election." he said.

Cast a vote

Polls are open today from 6
am to 6 pm.


Miller helped UK,

administrators say

The big exit: Mayor Pam Miller
_ says she will continue in politics

By Sara Cunningham

For almost 10 years, she has
governed Lexington from her office
on the 12th floor of the old
Lafayette Hotel on Main Street,
overlooking downtown.

The office is simple, with few
decorations and flash. Instead, it’s
the stacks of papers and piles of
thank-you cards strewed around
the room that catch the eye.

During her two terms, Mayor
Pam Miller has been a part of a
vast variety of projects and rela-
tionships, good and bad, successful
and unsuccessful. But few have
been as unique as her relationship
and work with UK.

The relationship between UK
and the city of Lexington has long
been an interest of Miller.

“I am and always have been a
strong advocate of a closer connec-
tion between UK and the Lexington
community," she said.

The connection between UK
and the city has, in many ways,
been fostered by the working rela-
tionship between Miller and Presi-
dent Lee Todd. Yet their relation-
ship began long before they took
over the positions they hold now.

The two first met in 1980 while
Todd was a UK professor and was
considering starting his own com-

' pany. Miller, then on the city coun-
cil, and read about his patents in
the newspaper and his plans for
technology in Kentucky. They met
for lunch to discuss technology in
Lexington and how UK might tie
into it in the future.

“She was even interested in
how reaching out to the University
would help improve the city back
then,“ Todd said. “We were both in-
terested in making Lexington more
similar to places like Boston in
terms of growth and competitive

Miller spent time in the Boston
area when she was attending an
all-girls college in Massachusetts.
There, she participated in student
government, studied abroad and
played on the tennis team.

Though Miller's relationship
with UK has been strong, she's en-
countered criticism.

She is one of many city ot‘fi-
cials, past and present, accused of
ignoring evidence that youth pro
gram founder, Ron Berry, was sexu-
ally abusing boys. The city is cur-
rently fighting a $1 billion racketeer-
ing lawsuit in connection with the
Berry case

Despite her legal difficulties.
many UK administrators, faculty
and students point to her connec-
tion to UK as the Miller adminis-
tration legacy.

Miller visited campus often.



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Dean divides
time between
two colleges

Double the duty: Scott Smith temporarily heads the
agriculture and human environmental sciences

By Jennifer Mueller

Scott Smith, dean of the
College of Agriculture. has a
lot more on his schedule these

Since September, Smith
has been in charge of two col-
leges. In ad-
dition to the
College of
he is now
the acting
dean of the
College of
Human En~
Sciences. He
took over for
Retia Walk-
er, who left the position of
dean to become the vice presi-
dent of academic outreach
and public service at the Col-
lege of Human Environmen-
tal Sciences.

”We got into a situation.
and I was in a position to help

Scott Smith

out." said Smith.

Smith now divides his
time between the two colleges
but says there is some correla~
tion between the two. Smith
said the College of Human
Environmental Sciences was
connected to the College of
Agriculture about 40 years

“We are trying to plan the
future of the college." Smith
said. “This is not a perma-
nent position.“

It should take this acade-
mic year to work out who will
be the permanent administra-
tor of the college. Smith said.

"Things should get easier
next semester.“ he said.

People that work closely
with Smith attest that he‘s got
a lot on his hands.

“There is no doubt about
it that he‘s busier." said Linus
Walton, associate dean of ad-
ministration at the College of
Agriculture. “There are only

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Campus directories distributed

The 17K Phone [)11‘t‘t‘IOl'y. which is free to
all UK students. faculty and staff. is being dis
tributed throughout campus and will be
available at Student Government Office in 120
Student t‘eriter. The directory provides infor-
mation and phone numbers of students. fac-
ulty and staff and is divided into five colored
sections The introductory White Pages con-
sist of all information that students. faculty
or staff iilt‘llllit'i's need to know about UK.
The iiillt' pages contain the listings for de‘
partinenrs. organizations and individual fac-
ulty and staff The green pages offer numbers
of student si‘l'Vlt't‘S and instructions for mak-
ing changes to individual listings. The final
white pages provide student listings. while
the yellow pages contain the .‘idvertising di»
rectory and coupons.

Lexmgtonians needed for film scenes

(‘astiiig directors are looking for people
to act as unpaid extras in crowd scenes of the
Universal Studios film. Seabiscul't at the
Keenelaiid Racetrack on Sunday. Nov. 17,
Sci/instill! is :i horse-racing film set in the
1030s. It stars Tobey Maguire. Jeff Bridges.
William H. Macy and horseracers (‘liris Mc-
(‘ari‘on and Mary Stevens. To be an extra. vis~
it the Web site www.br~mamovie.com.

Turnout seen as key in elections

President Bush barnstormed through
four battleground states: on Monday in a final
appeal for Republicans iii (‘ongress who will
vote to make tax cuts lx‘i‘lillliit‘ili and confirm
conservative judges. Democrats worked for a
strong voter turnout to tilt key races their
way While Bush and the Democrats focused
their energy on dozens of races. Minnesota
Senate rivals Walter P. Mondale and Norm
(‘oleiiian staged the final debate of the catn-
paigii season. They were partially upstaged
by the governor's appointment of an interim
replacement for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone.
in the House. where all 1:15 seats are at stake
on 'l‘uesday lleiiiocrats need a gain of seven
to win control. But it was the Republicans
who sounded upbeat suggestnig they could
even defy historical trends and pick up a seat
or two at Bush's riiirlterm. “To be on the edge
of breaking that historical trend is a signifi
cant accttiiiplishment.” said White House
press secretary Ari Fleischer. The Senate is
divided iii-.19. with two indewndents. and the
battle for control hinged on six or eight races
judged as tossups or nearly so in the late


Scotland Yard
announced over
the weekend that
it had arrested
nine alleged con-
spirators in a
plot to kidnap
Victoria Beck-
ham, and possi-
bly her two chil-
dren. The artist
formerly known
as Posh Spice is
married to Eng-
lish national
team soccer cap-
tain David Beck-
ham, one of his
country's top
earners, and the
plot was to ran-
som his wife for
millions of dol-
Iars, according to
police. Reuters
reports that po-
lice were able to
foil the plot on a
tip from re-
porters from
Britain's News of
the World
tabloid, who said
they had infil-
trated the cabal.
The plot, accord-
ing to the paper,
was to accost
Mrs. Beckham
some time before
the end of the
year, knock her
out with a chem-
ical spray, hold
her at a hideout
in Brixton in
south London,
and ransom her
for $7.8 million.
The paper said
the alleged
conspirators -
seven men and
two women -
also hoped to
snatch the cou-
ple's sons:
Brooklyn, 3, and
Romeo, 2

New policy still bars convicted priests
America’s Roman Catholic bishops re-
leased the new drafi of their sex abuse policy
Monday, a plan that still would get molesters
away from children though victims say the
process is cumbersome and secretive. Worked
out in talks with the Vatican last week. US.
bishops will vote on the changes at their Nov.
11-14 meeting in Washington. if approved.
which seems likely. the text will then go to the
’atican for final review. After that. the rules
would be binding for all US. bishops and dio-
ceses. The tnost significant changes involve
the process after a priest is accused. That in-
cludes church tribunals to hear the cases of
clerics who maintain their innocence and pre-
liminary investigations that bishops will cori-
duct privately. The rewrite affects only rules
that involve church law. leaving intact many
aspects of the bishops‘ policy or "charter”
approved last June in Dallas

U.S. kills senior al-Oaida operative

WASHINGTON US forces killed a top
associate of Osama bin Laden in Yemen iii a
missile strike. expanding the war on terror
with America's first overt attack on suspected
al-Qaida operatives outside of Afghanistan. a
US. official said Monday Qaed Salim Siiian al»
Harethi was one of several avaaida members
traveling by car in northwest Yemen when a
Hellfire missile struck it Sunday: killing him
and five others The official. speaking on the
condition of anonymity. said the attack was
believed to have been conducted by a (‘lA airv
craft. possibly a missile-carrying Predator
drone. The official Yemeni news agency. local
ti'ibesinen and the US. official confirmed the
strike killed alHarethi. Witnesses said they
saw an aircraft. possibly a helicopter. in the
area. Hellfiics can also be launched by attack
helicopters. The others killed were believed to
be low level operatives. The attack occurred
in the northern province of Marib. about 100
miles east of Yemen's capital of San‘a. where
al-Oaida is considered active.

Sharon: Early elections irresponsible
JERUSALEM Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon said Monday it would be irresponsible
to hold early elections and that he would not
change government guidelines to accommo-
date a far-right party whose support he needs
to restore his parliamentary majority. Sharon
also renewed a call to ex-preinier Benjamin
Netaiiyahu to serve as his foreign minister.
Netanyaliu said he would only take the job if
Sharon called early elections a response
dismissed by Sharon aides as illogical. Later
Monday. parlizunent began debating three mo-
tions of no-confidence Sharon was expected to
survive. even though he had the assured sup-
port of only 55 of 120 legislators after the
moderate Labor Party bolted last week in a
dispute over the budget. including funding for
lsraeli settlements. Sharon has said elections
should be held as scheduled. in October 2003.

Compiled by staff and wire reports

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Selected reports made to UK Police from
Oct. 28. 2002 to Nov. 3. 2002.


Oct. 28: Theft from a truck at 1570 University Drive
at 11:25 am.

Oct. 28: Theft from cafeteria. 800 Rose St. at 8:07 p.111.
Oct. 29: Theft from 103 Ave. of Champions at 3:21

Oct. 29: Theft front 120 Patterson Drive at 3:44 pm.
black briefcase bag stolen.

Oct. 29: Theft from 160 Funkhouser Drive at 9:04
pm. males subject trying to pry open copy machines.
Oct. 29: Drug marijuana use at 758 Woodland i ve. at
10:38 pm. smell of marijuana.

Oct. 30: Trespassing at 468 Rose St. at 12:56 am.
someone seen climbing up fire escape.

Oct. 30: Theft from 135 Graham Ave. at 6:35 am.

Oct. 30: Theft from Chemistry Physics Building at
12:19 pm. theft from vending machines.

Oct. 30: Theft from silver (‘hevrolet Malibu from 700
Woodland Ave.

Oct. 31: Criminal mischief at 700 Woodland Ave. at
1:04 am. blue Toyota Camry with passenger side
rear window smashed in.

Oct. 31: Theft from 135 Graham 2 ve. at 9:51 am. coin
tower front copier broken into.

Oct. 31: Theft from auto at 305 Euclid Ave. 11:40 am.
Nov. 1: Disorder in large lot near Sigma Epsilon
house at 2:15 am. large group of males arguing in~

Nov. 1: Theft from a black Mazda in front of Greg
Page Building 10 at 2:40 pm.

Nov. 1: Drug/marijuana use at Holmes Hall at 4:41
pm. possession of marijuana on first floor.

Nov. 1: Possible domestic violence at 1608 University
Court at 11:33 pm.

Nov. 2: Theft from 305 Euclid Ave. at 10:56 am. purse

Nov. 3: Theft from first floor vending area of the Me-
chanical Engineering Building at 12:45 am.

Nov. 3: Noise complaint at 468 Rose St. at 2:08 am.
loud music.

Source: UK Police Log at wwwukyedul Police and
police reports.

Compiled by Staff Writer Emily Hagedorn.


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