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Facility should

solve space woes

By Stephen Trimble

Executive Editor

Crouched between two of the drab
green bookshelves in Margaret I. King
Library’s G stack, Randall Buskirk
wondered why he was having so much
trouble finding a book about author
Sylvia Platt for his English paper.

“Well, I am sure it has some order
to it,” the undeclared senior said. “But
I don’t know what it is,” he added, still
scanning a particular shelf for the right
sequence of digits that catalog the



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book he needed.

He’s not alone. Since
the library opened in
1931, generations of UK
students have wandered
the narrow passages,
cramped stairwells and
cavernous hallways of
core levels A throu h H.

Students in the ture
may find the University
library a more welcom-
ing place. That’s if the
Urban County Govern—
ment approves a $41 million bond
issue next week that would pay for the
Central and Life Sciences Library.

By transferring additional revenue
from the Athletics Association to the

The Last Chapter?

The story behind the Central and his Sciences Library

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ture's s ecial session this summer.

Pau Willis, director of UK
libraries, believes strongly that if the
University can build this $58 million
facility, people will come —— not just
for research, but just to be there.

“I believe this is goin to be so invit-
ing it will be a place that will attract
students,” he said. “Why do you think
we make churches and cathedrals the
way we do?

“When you go to Europe, what do
you visit? Great libraries are the same

The six-floor, 360,000—square—foot
facility will be built on a 30-acre tract
of land in the Clifton Circle area of
campus. The library will house 4,100

See LIBRARY on 8

Alumni Association, UK will be able to
pay for the project on its own. The
University had previously sought sup-
port from the General Assembly but
was turned down during the legisla—

King for a day

SCA hoard

By Jennifer Smith
Staff lVriter

For the first time in four years,
a Student Government Associa-
tion senator has been disqualified
and thrown off the Senate.

The SGA’s Election Board of
Claims found newly-elected fresh—
man Senator Stephen Collins
guilty on five misdemeanor
accounts and one felony account
at a hearing last night.

. The SGA Con-
stitution defines a
felony as a viola-
tion severe
enough to have a
substantial effect
on the outcome of
the election.

“After compil-
ing all of the mis-
demeanor charges
and adding the felony, (the Elec—
tions Board of Claims) has no
choice but to dismiss you,”
Matthew Thomas, chairman of
the board, said to Collins.

Collins was found guilty of
campaigning in a restricted zone,
which is a felony. Several times
during campaigning, Collins went
beyond a 25—foot taped off section
outside the Commons Market on
South Campus.

Freshman Senator Heather
Bauer, who filed the claim against
Collins, said it was unfair to allow
Collins to campaign in an area for-
hidden to other candidates.

“It does not matter if it was his
mom and his dad he was talking
to,” Bauer said to the board last
night. “He was inside the zone, he
should not have even spoken
about the elections.”

Collins pleaded not guilty to
the char e claiming he was talking
to frienfs about the elections, not
cam aigning. He also said he was
in t e restricted area to address
the concerns of friends who had
“asked for his help.”

Collins also admitted to hand—
ing out his campaign literature to
those same friends in the restrict-
ed zone.

“I handed them the fliers as
friends, not to campaign,” Collins






HthIII NIGHT Best-sellin author Stephen King rode his motorcycle (below) yesterday to josepb-Betb to promote his new book ‘Insom-
nia’ and the importance ojgindependent booksellers. He also read from his new boo/e at the Otis A. Singletary Center for the Arts.

HDI‘I‘OI‘ master comes to Lexington

By Ernest Jasmin
Arts Editor

Author Stephen King’s current tour
was billed as a low-key event during
which he was to make few stops and stay
awav from the hype of large corporate

But yesterday, when the man with
arguably the most reco nizable face in
popular literature pulle up to the side—
walk ofJoseph-Beth Booksellers with his
red and white Harley Davidson motorcy—
cle growling underneath him, there was
quite a buzz.

Surrounded by a barrage of reporters,
photographers and curious fans lingerin
in the background, King, clad in blacE
riding leathers, dismounted his “hog” and
started to undo his chin strap.

“Who are all these eople?” said King,
who, though he St0()(l,a head taller than
many present, smiled with the coyness of


an embarrassed school boy.

“Your Number One fans,” someone
said, spawning laughter.

And fans are something the author,
whose books have sold more than 150
million copies worldwide according to
Viking Press, has plenty of, even on UK’s
campus. Last night he read from his latest
novel “Insomnia” to a sold out crowd at
Otis A. Singleta Center for the Arts and
spoke to the audience of the importance
of independent booksellers. King, who is
known more for scaring peo le, had the
capacity crowd cheering and aughing for
much of his speech.

He said he decided to embark upon
this tour, which will only stop at six more
independent booksellers for a total of 10,
because he was disturbed at a trend which
has allowed large book chains to buy
books in bulk and discount them, thus
endangering smaller stores.

See KING on 4




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after ".8. troops hit laml

KUWAIT — America’s determined effort to
protect Kuwait ap eared to pay off yesterday:
Hours after US. so diers landed, Iraq declared an
end to its menacing five—day buildup and said its
troops were pulling back.

The tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers sent to
the border had revived memories of 1990, when
Iraq swept aside Kuwait's army and seized the oil—
rich country. It was seven months before a U.S.-led
coalition ousted the occupiers.

This time, Washington was determined to send
a firm si nal -— invade Kuwait and the United
States wil respond.


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Raoul Cedras
kept the people cowed for three years with his ter—
ror campaign. Yesterday, Haiti’s masses rose up
and drowned him out.

Cedras announced he was resi ning as milita
leader and quitting the country fir its own goo .
Cedras was dwarfed by crimson—bereted U.S. mili-
tary commander Hugh Shelton, whose 19,500 sol-
diers played a large role in finally driving out the
Haitian coup leader.

m Cave speech tonight

Caving expert Roger Brucker will speak tonight
at 7:30 in 102 of UK’s Mining and Minerals
Resources Building. He will focus on the rewards
and difficulties of non—fiction writing in general, as
well writin about spelunking. He will also preview
his book, “ he Three-Hundred Mile Cave."


Allen might hash Mia in movie

NEW YORK — Woody Allen is contemplating
revenge via the big screen. Allen may make a movie
about his child custody battle with
Mia Farrow if she doesn’t treat his
kids right, said Douglas McGrath,
Allen’s co—writer on the movie
“Bullets Over Broadway.”

Allen and Farrow have a biologi—
cal child, Satchel, and two adopted ,
children. A judge last year gave
Farrow custody of all three, with Allen
limited visits with Dylan.

“Woody perseveres and remains optimistic but
has told me that if the children are not treated with
the humanity and sympathy they deserve, he may
make a nonfiction film of the events,” said

Compiled from staff wire reports.

IFC dishes out

minor penalties

By Nick Rhoton
Staff l/Vriter

The Interfraternity Council, in an attempt to
improve the rush process, has levied several minor
sanctions against various fraternities.

The sanctions, called “slaps on the wrist” by
IFC Judicial Board Chairman Mike Campbell,
were in all cases but one accepted by the fraterni~
ties who violated rush guidelines.

Sigma Chi was the only fraternity to appeal a
part of their sanction. Members attempted to con—
vince the full IFC council to send their appeal to
the Executive Council. After failing to secure two—
thirds vote of the full council, Sigma Chi will be
forced to accept their probation, said Campbell.

Rush guidelines designate a dry rush period
from Sunday at noon to Friday at noon of rush
week. During this period, there can be no alcoholic
beverages on fraternity premises, as stated in the
IFC constitution.

Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu and Sigma Alpha
Epsilon social fraternities each received rush pro-
bation status for having alcohol containers in their

See IFC on 8

By Ty Halpin

MW . Monday Madness: Fans pitch camp IOI‘ practice


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and Brian Bennett
Editor in Chief

If you've seen those McDonald’s
Super Bowl advertisements, the scene in
front of Memorial Coliseum might give
you a mild case of deja vu.

Richard Vallandingham and his son
Ronald began camping out esterday
morning for the best seats to idni ht
Madness, which is Richard and Rona d’s
version of the Super Bowl.

Midni ht Madness, the first ractice
of the l 4-1995 UK basketbal season,

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FIST I lit! The Vallandinghams omeitbland,
Ky., began campin out for Midnight Madness yes-
terday, [11 hours before the doors open Friday.

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is Friday night. Doors 0 en at 9 p.m., or
111 hours after the gallandinghams
firched their lawn chairs in front of
emorial yesterday.
“We’re just here to sup ort the
“rildcats,” Richard Vallanding am said.
Being first in line for Midni ht Mad‘
ness has become something oFa family
tradition for the Vallandinghams.
Richard and at least one other Valland-
ingham have been first in line every year
exce t one since 1989.
at one year — last year —the fam-
illy was bettered by Floyd Watt and
erry Willis of Bowling Green. Over
the years, a sort of challenge (“friendly

competition," as Richard put it) has
been more interesting than the mid-
night scrimmage.

The family feud — even though it’s
an amiable one — has taken proportions
that would make Richard Dawson


“(Floyd) told me he would beat me
one of these years,” Richard Vallanding—
ham said.

Watt and Willis showed up 80 hours
before last year’s Madness to be first in
line. But this year, they proved no com—
petition in the superfan sweepstakes.

Willis has moved to Chicago since
the last Madness, and his vacation

doesn’t begin until Saturday, Watt said.

“We may have tried it ifTerry were
here,” said \Vatt, who is Willis' father-

Watt. who plans on coming to Lex-
ington on Friday morning, pla ed down
the rivalry with the Vallanding ams.

“Mr. Vallandingham has always
thought of it as a big competition,”
Watt said. “I don’t really see it that way.
I don‘t think Kentucky fans ought to
com te.”

e Vallandinghams had to compete
with a little misfortune at the beginning

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State and local politicians meet llll students

By Glenda N. Etnlnglon

Stafl Writer
The Student Government
Association layed host to local

and state legis ature candidates last
night during a “Legislative Elec-
tion Forum.

Althou h there was a light
turnout 0 students for the forum,
those in attendance were exposed
to the candidates views on campus

“I haven’t been to any political
forums,” said Peter Nesmith, a
political science major. “On cam-
pus, you aren’t exposed to the
many issues that face the country.

I’m not sure what the issues are,
that’s mainly why I’m here.”

David Rankin, a political sci-
ence sophomore, came to see
where the candidates stood on the
issues concerning students.

“It’s ood I came, because I’m
not real y familiar with their plat—

forms, as individuals,” said

Candidates included Jim
Lovell, B.C. Simmons, Don

Todd, Larry Brandstetter, Sen.
Ernesto Scorsone and Rep. Ruth
Ann Palumbo.

All of the speakers were from
Lexington except Lovell, a Paris,
Ky. resident. All were running on

the democratic ticket except Larry
Brandstetter, Republican, and
B.C. Sinunons, Taxpayers Party of
Kentuck .

Sen. ’Tim Philpot, R—Lexing-
ton, did not attend, but in his
place, the 6th District’s Republi-
can party Chairman Sam Burchett
said the incumbent had a previous

Burchett did not participate in
the forum.

SGA Senator-at-Lar e Heather
Hennel moderated the forum.

A panel consisting of SGA
President T.A. Jones, College
Democrat President and Senator—
at-Large Julie \Vright and College

Republican President David Sam—
ford asked questions.

The panel raised the issues of
“Register Once,” a community
college student on the board of
trustees, and tuition caps.

Each candidate was given the
opportunity to address each ques—

The majority of the candidates
supported “Register Once,” which
is a petition circulating among
college campuses to provide easy
access to votin for students.

“Students have the right to
fight or die for this country,”
Palumbo said. “They should have

easy access to vote.”

Simmons disliked the idea of
easy access and said it is wrong to
“ . tie the right to vote to the
purse strings of the populace.”

All candidates seemed to agree
on the need for community col-
leges to be represented, but the
subject of tuition caps led way the
to a difference of opinions.

Simmons said public education
produces poor products and pro-
fessors are burdened with bringing
students up to the college level.

Simmons also said professors
should be teaching more than
three classes a week.

A question from the audience

concerning the future expansion
of UK led to a variety of solutions
among the candidates.

Todd said the proposed closing
of Rose St. would simply create
the need for an alternative route.
He was in favor of expansion in
the arboretum area and further
expansion toward downtown Lex-

“Bring UK downtown," said
Todd. “It needs people.”

Scorsone was also in favor of
downtown expansion, adding he
wasn’t certain there would be a
large increase of students making
the expansion necessary.

North Carolina nrotessor speaks about gender issues

Wood scheduled for luncheon
lecture to address publishing

By Alison Kight

Contributing Writer

Julia Wood, a professor from
the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, spoke yesterday to
graduate students and will speak
today at a brown bag forum titled
“What do I Have to Do to Get
Published?” at noon in 223 of
Enoch J. Grehan Journalism

She focused on issues involving
personal relationships and gender
issues, an area about which she has

written and taught
career at UNC.

Wood also has been instrumen—
tal in the placement of a sexual
harassment officer for the North
Carolina campus police.

Gender bias and sexual harrass-
ment have been issues Wood has
challenged, working as a consul-
tant for attorneys on court cases in
those areas. She was most recently
an expert witness in a case involv-
ing a female high school principal
who was the victim of discrimina-

during her

Wood is the editor of one of
the top six journals in her field,
The Journal of Applied Commu-
nication Research.

The UNC expert is focusing on
issues that she feels have been left
out of relationship research. Most
research has been done on white,
middle—class, college-aged hetero-
sexuals, she said.

Wood would like to see a more
diverse cross-section of society to
be represented in the research that
affects all people.

She is also focusing on gender
roles in society.

“For a long time in this culture,
we’ve viewed things from a male
perspective,” she said. “We need
to broaden the way that we under-

Senate requests SGA audit

Court to hear
case in 2 wee/es

By Sara Spears
Senior Staff Writer
The Student Government
Association’s Supreme Court

decided last night to hear a claim
filed by'Senate Coordinator Julie
Wright, Appropriations and Rev-
enue Chair Greg T. Watkins and
Senator at Large Beverly Coleman
requesting an audit on the SGA

The claim focuses on the issue
of whether or not SGA President
T.A. Jones violated the SGA con—
stitution by funding an event that
was not specifically itemized in the

The event was the SGA- spon-
sored bonfire that was held before
the UK-Louisville football game
earlier this season.

The account in question was
used for the purchase of T—shirts
for the event and other accounts
that were used to pay WKQQ
(98.1—FM) for a live remote.
There was also money used to pay
UK’s Physical Plant Division.

“We are requesting this audit
because we are trying to preserve

the integrity of SGA,” Wright



“If the audit proves that all of

the money is accounted for and in
line with the budget, the integrity
of SGA will be preserved.”

Jones said that he doesn’t feel
he violated the constitution.

“At the time of the bonfire we
were still operating on the interim
budget and I assumed that money


Wright also said
that if the audit proves
improper spending has
taken place, the senate
needs to be aware so
that proper actions can
be taken.


was at my discretion,”
Jones said.

Wright said that
the purpose of this
audit would be to find
the missing answers to
the budget expendi—

The SGA constitu- tures.
tion states that all exec— “T.A. can’t just go
utive branch funds around recklessly
must be used for the spending money with-
specific purpose listed out the Senate
by line item. approval,” Wright
Those senators fil- For allzve said.

ing the claim say that [mow (TA, “For all we know
this is an obvious viola— joy“) could he could have spent
tion of the constitution haves 8711‘ the the money on a new
because these items P sweater and dress
were not listed by line mafiey on a pants.”

item in the 1994—1995 new sweater Coleman said that it
budget, therefore were and dress was the senate’s duty
never approved by the pants; ” to request this audit.


Coleman said that
this claim is nothing
personal, but strictly
SGA business.


Julie Wright

Senate Coordinator

“We don’t need
anymore static in this
organization, but if
T.A. has done some—
thing wrong then we



“We’re not doing
this because we’re against T.A.,
but because we want to clear up
any mishaps in this organization,”
Coleman said.

can correct it and

guide him in the right direction,”
Coleman said.

The court will reconvene on

Oct. at 7:30pm. in the SGA office.

Graduation standards rise

2.0 major GPA

will he required,

Senate declares

By Jennifer Smith
Staff Writer

The University Senate unani-
mously voted yesterday to make a
minor addition in the require-
ments for graduation.

Not only will students need at
least a 2.0 overall grade point
average to graduate, but they will
now be required to have at least a
2.0 in their elected major as well.

This proposal will take effect in
the Fall 1995 semester.

The Admissions and Academic
Standards Committee submitted
the second proposal to the Senate
to change the rules relating to a
student's academic progress.

The proposal changes the qual-
ity point deficit system of moni-
toring student progress to a sys-
tem based more on grade point

The quality point system
assigns four points to an “A” and
decreases one point as the letter
grade decreases.

ing the system might cause further

confusion for students.
“Some of our students haven’t
quite come to grips


The Senate voted
unanimously to accept
the changes in principle
and transfer the item to

t . said.
“Simplifying the

with where they are in
the system,” Boyd

the Rules Committee, Simplifying system overall may be
which will work out the the stem to the students’ detri—
details of the proposal ment.”
were ma be .
and submit the finished y ) One of the possrble
. . to the students . . .
item to the Senate in . ,, new criteria of this

Gretchen LaGodna,

proposal would sub-
ject students to sus-

chair-elect of the Sen- no“ 30" pension if their
ate Council, said this 0""0f‘1” 9"“‘8' semester GPA is
proposal was made to qf‘gzvmmua‘t’tmom below a 0.6 after their
help alleviate some of Studies first term of full
the past confusions enrollment.


caused by a difference


Lynn Hall, senator


in the two monitoring

“The primary reason for this
change is to provide clarity for
students and faculty,” she said.

“We have had some problems
in the past.”

Doug Boyd, Dean of the Col-
lege of Communications and
Information Studies, said chang-

for the College of
Nursing, said that criteria is one
part of the proposal she does not
favor because it does not allow for
individual student adjustment

The University Senate is com-
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Scholars need to understand
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neth?” and “Star 69” barrel along
madly, stripped of the artiness and
layers of production that might
otherwise defuse their velocrty,
and “Circus Envy,” with curlicues
of u ly, crackling feedback fram—
ing t 6 driving central riff, is even

rough, bristling strummin , is at
the same time peaceful antfoddly

I can already hear Rush mani-
acs and Primus devotees lining up
to kick my ass, but I don’t care; I
still think REM. sports the class
rhythm section of any band work—
ing today. Mike Mills has always
been just short of revolutionary on
bass. Monster is no exception and
on the last cou )le of albums, he’s
proven himself to be a great
organist, too.

As cool as Buck’s garage riff on



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rcmprarr Record:

MUNSIEB MAS“ R. EM has returned to its roots on its latest rampart dist.

“What’s The Fre uency, Ken-
neth?” is, it’s Mi ls, spinnin ,
thoughtful fi res in the bacE—
ground whicfiumakes the song

Similarly, “Let Me In” would
only be terrific (instead of other-
worldly) without his organ deli-

cately counterpointing the itar.
Bill Berry’s an enigma. I e’s not
a drummer that immediately
strikes me as being fantastic, but,
dammit, he puts every snare, bass
drum thump and cymbal crash
exactl 'where it needs to be. He’s
solid. e’s not showy, just solid.

HON POWNALL Ivrnel contributor

[WINGSION IAYlllli will appear
with folk partner, Tom Paxton, at
the Kentucky theater tomorrow night
as part of the Troubadour Project.

Ky. Theater
will leature

Ifllll singers

By Charles Sebastian
Staff Critic

The unique and underrated
Troubadour Project, which has
brought Leo Koettke and Arlo
Guthrie to the Kentucky Theatre
in the past year, brings a special
double—bill this week.

Folk legends Tom Paxton and
Livingston Taylor will perform
together tomorrow night in a per—
formance that will be sure to lift
the audience from their seats.

Paxton, probably best known
for his hits, “The Last Thing on
My Mind,” and “Bottle of Wine,”
emerged from the Greenwich Vil—
lage scene in the early 19605 and
has since become one of the most
respected songwriters in the music

His new CD, Wearing the Time,
has just been released.

Livingston Taylor, who has just
released Our Turn to Dance, is
probabl best known for his hit
album, if: is Good.

He began his musical education
at the age of 13, when his well-
known older brother, james,
tau ht him itar.

ickets or the concert will cost
$16.50, but UK students will get a
discount of $2.50 upon showing a
valid college ID.

Anyone hoping to find out
more about the concert or make
reservations may call (606) 231-

. o‘.k.‘.t'.p -4 r ,..

Famous novelist
comes to Lexington
From PAGE 1

“There's a narrowing effect in
terms of the stuff that’s available
for popular consumption,” King
said at an afternoon press confer-
ence. “That means we’re narrow-
ing toward a place where, in
another 10 or 11 years, you’re
gonna basically have available to
the book buying public in Ameri-
ca at these chains 25 (works of)
non-fiction, 25 fiction all keyed
to bestseller lists. And that’s a
guaranteed ticket to mediocrity.

“American culture is debased
enough, particularly popular cul—
ture, without turning over our
literacy situation to (large chains
who buy books) on the basis of
what’s popular. That’s like giving
the key to the city to Jackie
Collins, and the thought makes
my blood run cold.”

Growin r corporate influence
is a form of’censorship, he said.

“When the chains take over
too strongly, they start to back
away from anything that’s con-
troversial,” King said. “It gets to
the point where about the sexiest
thing you can find in the store is
Cosmopolitan and that’s wrong.”

In addition, the larger chains
tend to abandon the works of
obscure writers for economic
reasons, which means a whole

part of society is not represented,
King said.

“We’re talking about me
going out on tour to kick Godzil—
a in the ass. Godzilla won’t feel
it because he’s Godzilla,” King
said. After the tour he hopes to
“at least say I tried to do some-
thing to preserve this tradition of
American independent book—

The cause was strong enough
to get King on tour des ite a
sometimes unfavorable fEeling
toward publicity. He said he is
sometimes irritated by stereotyp—
ical portrayals and expectations
of the entertainment media.

“There was this lady from Peo-
ple magazine,” King said, “who
showed up at the house with a
bunch of rubber masks and sort
of stuffed animals and that sort of

“And I said, ‘Lady, ifI was
black, would you want me to put
on overalls and eat watermelon
for this piece? What are you
doing to me?”

King said he was also encour—
aged to tour by other factors,
declining prominence on best-
seller lists and creative interests.

“I wante