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O p e r a Festival
The Oklahoma Opera
Festival begins at 7 p.m.
today in the Montgomery
Auditorium. For more information, contact the Music
Department at 745-2088.
Class enrollment
Enrollment for the 2005
summer and fall semesters
continues through
Wednesday, June 8, for
summer, and through
Tuesday, Aug. 23, for fall.
For more information, contact the Registrar's Office
at 745-2165.
Southeastern Stampede
The first-ever
Southeastern Stampede
rodeo continues at 7:30 p.m.
today and 7 p.m.
Saturday, at the
Choctaw Nation
Coliseum. For
more information, contact Sara Burks at
745-2708.
CommTTheatre banquet
The Department of
Communication and
Theatre will hold its annual
banquet at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 6, at the
VPAC. Tickets are available
at the Box Office and must
be purchased by 5 p.m.
today. For more information
contact Darla Shearer at
745-2290.
Dance recital
Theatre at S O S U Dance
is sponsoring a "Spring
Fling Dance Recital" from
7-10 p.m. Saturday in the
V P A C . For more information, call the Theatre
Department at 745-2794.
Honors softball game
The Honors Program is
sponsoring the
Tim Boatmun (Sfyj
Softball Classic •
at noon Saturday
at the S O S U ' s women's
softball field. For more
information, call the Honors
Program at 745-2771.
Senior art exhibition
The Art Department will
host a senior art exhibition
from 9 a.m. to noon, .
and 1-5 p.m.,
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May 14, in the VPAC
Gallery. For more information, call Greg Reimen at
745-2446 or Gleny Beach
745-2352.
Book signing
The Campus Book
Exchange will host author
Jowell Peden Jr.'s book
signing from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at
the Campus Book
Exchange. For more information, call Karen Gilmore
at 745-2960.
Spring graduation
Graduation will be at 10
a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday,
May 14, in the Bloomer
Sullivan Gymnasium. For
more information, call the
Registrar's Office at 7452165.
Interim classes
The 2005 spring interim
session will begin Monday,
May 16, and continue
through Friday, May 27.
For more information, call
the Registrar's Office at
745-2165.
Summer publications
This is the last publication of the spring semester.
Summer publication dates
for The Southeastern will
be: Friday, June 3, June
17, July 1 and July 15. Call
745-2983 for information.
C a m p u s news, campus views from Southeastern Oklahoma
Volume
Oldest former major league pitcher recalls O n current
trip from Southeastern to the big leagues
problems
plaguing
baseball
By JASON MAY
Staff writer
Rollie Stiles, the oldest living
major league pitcher, attended
Southeastern from 1927-28
before going on to play for the
St. Louis Browns of the
American League during the
Great Depression.
Born in Ratcliff, Ark., on
Nov. 17, 1906, Stiles chose to
attend Southeastern State
Teacher's College, as it was
then known, because it was
close to home.
While Stiles was the first of
seven Southeastern students to
go on to play major league
baseball, he did not play for the
university's baseball team.
"They gave m e a (scholarship) to play basketball, but I
never played baseball for the
university," Stiles said.
In the summer of 1928, Stiles
worked on an oilfield near
Healdton that had an amateur
baseball team. O n July 4, 1928,
Stiles, then 21, was pitching for
his oilfield's team in an amateur tournament in Ada and
pitched seven strong innings to
win the game, 3-2.
A few days later, Stiles
received a phone call asking
him and his basketball coach to
attend a meeting. "They asked
m e to sign a contract with
Tulsa in the Western League,"
Stiles said.
Stiles was with the Tulsa
club only four days before
being sent to Muskogee in the
By JASON MAY
Staff writer
Courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Rollie Stiles, right, is shown with two of his teammates from the Jersey City team that he
played for after his major league career with the St. Louis Browns ended. At the age of 98,
Stiles is the second oldest living former major league player, and attended Southeastern in
the late 1920s.
was recalled by Tulsa toward
Did you know?
the end of the season.
"They were trying to make
In 2004, Stiles received the Bob • Baseball record books show
Burnes Lifetime Achievement
that Stiles gave up a home run to the playoffs, and they needed
Award from the Amateur Baseball
Babe Ruth, but Stiles believes that some extra pitching," Stiles
Hall of Fame.
said.
record is inaccurate.
" M y first game with Tulsa, I
went into the game in the
Class D League. "I didn't know but me."
how long I'd be there," Stiles
Playing for Muskogee, Stiles fourth inning, and w e were
said, "but I do remember that
had a win-loss record of 16-13
See SHLES Page 2
everyone had a new uniform
during the 1928 season, and
University stays firm on stance
denying Open Records request
S O S U softball coach
charged with assault
From STAFF R E P O R T S
From STAFF R E P O R T S
University's statement o n choking incident
Attorneys for S O S U have
denied an Open Records
request from The Southeastern newspaper regarding a
Campus Police report filed
March 31 about a choking
incident between head baseball coach Mike Metheny and
then-player Shawn Dorries.
"Under the (Open Records)
Act, law enforcement records
m a y not be provided except
where a court finds that the
public interest or the interest
of an individual outweighs the
reason for denial," Alan
Burton, S O S U director of
public information, said in a
letter citing the university's
legal counsel. "The attorney
general has stated in a formal
opinion that 'there is not the
same mandate of openness for
law enforcement records
which exists for nearly every
other record of a public body.'
Police reports are not required
to be produced, and w e
respectfully decline to do so."
In a letter responding to
SOSU's legal counsel and
courtesy copied to lawyers
with the Student Press L a w
Center and the Oklahoma
Press
Association, The
Southeastern maintains that
Dorries' report to police does
in fact fall under the
Oklahoma Open Records Act,
citing a portion of Section
24A.8, which states that law
enforcement agencies "shall
make available for public
inspection" the following:
" A chronological list of
incidents, including intitial
offense report information
showing the offense, date,
time, general location, officer
and a brief summary of what
occurred."
The Southeastern maintains
that the university's only public statement on the incident.
released late last week (see
Got a news tip? Call the news desk, 745-2944
The following is the full
text of an April 21 S O S U
press release regarding the
Campus Police report filed
March 31 by Shawn Dorries.
It is the university's only
public statement on the matter to date:
"Southeastern Oklahoma
State University's review
concerning its baseball program has been concluded.
'The university has taken
appropriate administrative
action and has been
advised by legal counsel not
to release further specifics
regarding the personnel
matter.
"Attached is a summary of
the initial offense report from
the S O S U Campus Police."
inset for full text), is not
enough to meet requirements
of the Open Records Act.
"The university's 'summary
of the initial offense report' is
helpful, but w e believe it's not
enough," said C. Allin Means,
journalism instructor and student publications adviser. " W e
would like to see the initial
offense report itself, not just a
brief summary of the report."
Means said the issue of public records is not a media
issue, but a "public issue."
"Everyone has a right to see
this stuff, not just the media.
This is a good First Amendment lesson for our journalism
students, and our students in
general," Means said, adding
that dialogue between newspaper staff members and university officials has been cordial, professional and helpful.
" W e all understand our roles
at this university, and respect
each other's positions on this.
Our role as the student newspaper is to get access to
records that belong to everyone, all of us, and to teach our
students the importance of
Summary
"On 3/31/05, I, S O S U
Officer Jon Clouse, was
advised by S O S U Officer
Jody Hall that a Shawn
Dorries had come into our
office to report an incident
that occurred after the baseball games on 3/25/05.
"I advised Officer Hall to
take a report and I would
follow up on it.
"Shawn Dorries advised
Officer Hall that there was
an altercation between himself and Coach Mike
Metheny after the games,
and that Coach Metheny
had put his hands on his
neck and that he had swung
back in self defense and
that the team then had separated them."
keeping public university
information in front of the
public."
The university also has
never commented on any disciplinary action that may have
been taken against Metheny
following the March 25 incident after a doubleheader with
East Central University, but
the 25-year head coach did
miss three road games after
the incident.
The Southeastern broke the
story locally in its edition last
Friday, April 22, which featured an exclusive interview
with Dorries, w h o said the
coach lunged at his throat following an exchange of words.
Dorries said he punched the
coach as the two were falling
to the ground, at which time
several players pulled them
apart. Several witnesses and
the university's statement
have verified Dorries' story.
Dorries said he originally
tried to file charges with the
Durant Police Department.
who he said instructed him to
take his complaint to SOSU's
Campus Police instead.
At the age of 98, Rollie
Stiles continues to live in
the St. Louis area and follows the game of baseball,
but sees many problems
with the current state of
America's pastime.
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Players shouldn't make
anywhere near the
money," said Stiles, the
second oldest living major
league player. "For a kid
to come right out of high
school and get millions
without having to prove
himself is a disgrace."
Stiles also addressed the
issue of substance abuse,
and recalled that during
his playing days that term
referred to a player having
too many drinks before a
game.
"When I played, I didn't
even know what steroids
were," Stiles said.
Stiles also said he
believes that if a player is
proven to have taken
steroids their records
should be taken away.
"It just isn't fair for a
player's records to be broken by someone w h o had
to cheat to break the
record," Stiles said.
Southeastern head softball
coach R o n Faubion has been
charged with assault following
an incident recently on the playing field at the University of
Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
Faubion, w h o has since met
his bond and has taken actions
to remove a warrant issued for
his arrest in Oklahoma County,
is accused of striking Mike
Kirk, U C O assistant athletic
director for media relations,
with a closed fist following a
heated argument in the S O S U
dugout.
University officials say they
have received conflicting information about the altercation, but
the Oklahoma County District
Attorney's Office did find
enough evidence to file assault
and battery charges against the
six-year head coach.
A probable cause affidavit said
Faubion and Kirk "got into a
verbal altercation in the
Southeastern dugout, then
Faubion hit him on the head"
and that Kirk "had injuries to
his left ear."
The incident is n o w under
review by university officials.
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I've got very differing stories
and versions of what happened,
so I'm in the mode of attempting to collect more information," Dr. Jeff Hale, interim athletic director, told The Durant
Daily Democrat last week.
The U C O Department of
Public Safety conducted an
investigation and submitted
reports to the Oklahoma County
District Attorney's Office,
which filed formal charges.
Faubion, the winningest softball coach in school history, has
been allowed to continue coaching the team, which wrapped up
Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament play last Friday
in Irving, Texas.
Faubion declined to comment
Wednesday, following the
advice of his attorney.
Symphonic band performs
From STAFF R E P O R T S
The S O S U Symphonic Band
will present its final concert of
the season, featuring composer
David R. Holsinger, at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, M a y 3, in the
Montgomery Auditorium.
Under the direction of David
Christy, director of bands, the
Symphonic Band will perform
'The Gallant Seventh," by John
Phillip Sousa; "Second Suite in
F for Military Band," by Gustav
Hoist; and "Til His Hand Grew
Tired and Froze to the Sword,"
"In Praise of Gentle Pioneers,"
and "Symphonia Resurrectus,"
by Holsinger.
The Symphonic Band will be
joined by the S O S U Symphonic
Choir, under the direction of Dr.
Stacy Weger, and the Durant
High School Choir, under the
direction of Andrew Dugan, for
the "Symphonia Resurrectus"
Want to place an ad? Call the main number, 745-2983
performance.
The concert is part of the
S O S U Musical Arts Series,
sponsored by a grant from the
Mid-America Arts Alliance
"Meet the Composer" program,
and will be free of charge.
The S O S U Symphonic Band
is a 45-member select ensemble. The combined S O S U
Symphonic Choir and Durant
High School Choir will number
more than 100 singers.
Holsinger, a graduate of
Missouri State University and
the University of Kansas, is a
two-time recipient of the
Ostwald Composition Prize of
the American Bandmasters
Association.
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A n elected member of the
American Bandmasters Association, he is also the conductor
of the wind ensemble at Lee
University in Cleveland, Tenn.
E-mail us: [email protected]
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The Southeastern
Business school
changing name
to honor Massey
Friday, April 29, 2005
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President Dr. Glen D. Johnson
announced this week that the
School of Business will n o w be
named the John Massey School
of Business.
The recommendation was formally approved by the Board of
Regents of Oklahoma Colleges
during its April 15 meeting,
held on the S O S U campus. At a
luncheon Tuesday, Johnson
read the resolution officially
changing the school's name.
Flanked by family members
and higher education officials,
Regent Massey accepted the
honor with emotion.
"This school is everything to
me," Massey said. "I a m so
thankful for what Southeastern
Oklahoma State University has
done for me."
Massey, an S O S U graduate, is
currently serving his second
nine-year term as a member of
the Oklahoma State Regents for
Higher Education.
"He is great friend to
Southeastern," Johnson said.
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Final e x a m schedule
Exams are scheduled for
two hours and will be held in
the regularly scheduled classrooms.
• See your instructor for
class times not listed, or if you
have any further questions.
Tuesday. M a y 10
Monday. M a y 9
Wednesday. M a y 11
Thursday. M a y 12
8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
8 a.m, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
8 a.m.
for and 11 a.m. for class8 a.m., 11 a.m and 2 p.m.
for classes regularly meeting at
classes regularly meeting at 9
for classes regularly meeting
es regularly meeting at 9:30
8 a.m. or earler, 11 a.m. and 2
a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m on
at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon
a.m. or 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m
p.m. on Tuesdays and
Mondays, Wednesdays and
on Mondays, Wednesdays
on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Thursdays.
Fridays.
and Fridays.
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STILES
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losing, but I finished the game
and only gave up two hits.
Each of the hits was a home
run with a m a n on base, but w e
w o n the game," Stiles said.
H e went on to win two
games for Tulsa during the
playoffs, earning a spot on the
team for the following season.
In 1929, Stiles was a mainstay on the Tulsa pitching staff,
finishing the season with a
win-loss record of 23-11, and
gaining the attention of major
league scouts.
After the 1929 season, Stiles
signed a contract with the St.
Louis Browns, where he would
play for three seasons (193031, 1933.)
Stiles has many fond m e m o ries of his days as a professional ballplayer, including facing
Yankee teammates Babe Ruth
and Lou Gehrig.
"Lou Gehrig was the best
hitter I ever faced. H e just hit
the ball so hard, everything he
hit was a line drive," Stiles
said.
The record books show that
Stiles gave up a home run to
Ruth, but Stiles believes that
record is inaccurate.
"I don't remember Babe
Ruth hitting a home run off of
me, and I think that's something I would remember,"
Stiles said. "I do remember
him getting hits off of me,
though."
Recalling his pitching duel
with hall of famer Lefty Grove,
Stiles said, "Grove gave up
four runs in the first inning,
and I was really happy, but in
the bottom half of the inning,
the umpire put the taps on me.
H e wasn't calling anything a
strike unless it wasrightdown
the middle of the plate. The
game was tied 4-4 after one
inning."
Stiles ended up throwing a
complete game only to lose, 54, to Grove's Philadelphia
Athletics team, which would
go on to win the World Series
that year.
Stiles said his fondest m e m o ry from his playing days was
throwing a complete game
shutout against the Chicago
White Sox during his final
major league game in 1933.
After his time in the major
leagues ended, Stiles continued
to play minor league baseball
before retiring from the game
and taking a job with Proctor
and Gamble in St. Louis,
where he worked for 35 years
before retiring in 1969.
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April 22 edition of The
Southeastern identified
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an orientation management
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T h e Southeastern
Friday, April 29, 2005
EDITORIAL
B u n n y death threat opens hearts, wallets
Is it time to revisit the
now-famous fountain?
It was two years ago when The Southeastern last editorialized about the fountain, or lack thereof, in the middle of the
campus' most visible area. That w a s before ground w a s broken on a n e w Student Union, or on a n e w football stadium,
or on a n e w student housing facility, or even on the n e w
C a m p u s Police office building.
O u r editorial basically said that, with such a beautiful campus in most areas, w h y not finish that curb appeal by repairing the fountain?
T h e question still remains, especially n o w that w e have so
m a n y fantastic improvements going on across campus. Back
w h e n there were few or no major improvements going on,
the question w e raised was: W h y can't w e at least do something with the fountain, whether it's fixing the leaks or filling it with dirt and having S O S U ' s talented landscapes d o
something attractive with the circular area?
T h e question is especially pertinent now, since so m a n y
ongoing projects will eventually add such aesthetic value to
the campus. Take a look at the artist's rendering of the n e w
Student Union to get just one idea of h o w nice things o n
S O S U ' s campus will be soon.
Unfortunately, the n e w Student Union will not be the first
thing people see w h e n they drive onto or by S O S U ' s campus. Unfortunately, that good old fountain is a m o n g the first
sights they see, and a m o n g the last they remember. A n d it is
still as broken and ugly as it w a s two years ago.
M o n e y is certainly an issue. It always is. It has to be, especially w h e n considering those aforementioned projects and
h o w their costs can change as quickly as the discovery of a
spring under the football field. That little piece of unwanted
news, by the way, comes at a cost of m o r e than $65,000 to
shore up the dirt-compaction problem.
These things are expensive. W e k n o w that. But in the
whole scheme of our campus' wonderful improvements the
fountain just seems like the forgotten eyesore.
Perhaps students, staff and faculty m e m b e r s can get behind
our administration and offer to help, either in fundraising or
rolling up the sleeves and fixing the old fountain. Perhaps
w e can do a "Refurbish the Fountain" campaign m u c h like
N e w York City did with the Statue of Liberty.
It remains to be seen h o w realistic these ideas actually are.
But they are ideas worth at least a token look, and one thing
is certain: Something must be done with the fountain, and
hopefully sooner than later.
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Editorials reflect The Southeastern staff's collective opinion.
Guide to the Opinion Page
-- Editorials: Running along the
left side of the Opinion Page, editorials represent the collective
opinion of the editorial staff.
- Columns: Printed in various
places on the Opinion Page or
throughout the paper, columns
represent the opinion of the individual writers, and not the official
opinion of the newspaper.
~ Utters to the ectttor:
along the bottom of the Opinion
Page, this is a forum where read
ers are encouraged to express
their opinions to other readers.
As long as they meet libei laws
and standards of good taste, w e
are glad to print them.
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Jason
May
Staff writer
Last w e e k in class, while
browsing the Internet to fill the
time, I ran across a W e b site
called SaveToby.com.
T h e creator of this W e b site
rescued a small bunny w h o had
been attacked by an alley cat,
n a m e d him Toby, nursed him
back to health, and plans to kill
him June 30 unless he receives
$50,000 in donations and product sales — yes, there are Tshirts.
Perhaps the most shocking
part of this scenario is that
almost $25,000 had been put in
the W e b site's Paypal account
before that account w a s suspended for violating Pay pal's
acceptable use policy.
T h e founders, a couple of
college students from the
Northeast, plan to open an
account with a W e b site similar
to Paypal and continue receiv-
ing funds from donations and
sales of T-shirts, which read
'Toby's Vegetarian Cafe - eat
in, but don't eat me," and
'Toby for President 2008,"
a m o n g other things.
T h e site is also complete with
a recipe section that includes
photos of Toby sitting with the
rest of the ingredients of several dishes.
Believe it or not, this site is
perfectly legal. M a n y would
call it extortion, but it is impossible to extort m o n e y by threatening your o w n property.
Others would just call it disgusting, and those people are
correct. Luckily, there is no law
against being disgusting; otherwise, I would have been arrested years ago.
Part of m e is shocked by the
gullibility of Americans, and
another part of m e wishes I had
thought of this.
Mrs. Crabtree, the bus driver
on the popular show
"Southpark," has been using a
similar method for years. W h e n
the children on her bus misbehave, Crabtree pulls a bunny
and a gun out of a large box
and proceeds to hold the bunny
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Photos courtesy of SaveToby.com
Above, Toby plays in the
park. At right, Toby is in a
pot in the recipe section of
SaveToby.com. The creator
of the W e b site says he will
kill Toby unless he receives
$50,000 by June 30.
by the ears, put the gun to its
head and yell, "Sit d o w n and
shut up, or the bunny dies!"
T h e children immediately stop
misbehaving.
W h o could have k n o w n this
same technique could be used
to milk the American people
out of thousands of dollars?
It is sad that people in our
country care m o r e about
whether a bunny lives or dies
than they do about so m a n y
other important issues.
This W e b site is extremely
unethical, and our society is
rewarding this person's unethical actions by paying him,
thereby opening the doors to
other bunny murderers.
I, for one, cannot condone
siich actions, but I did donate
to the site — Toby is really
cute!
Bill could create more voting opportunities
I have to admit that for the
most part, the Count Every
Vote Act, the n e w federal election reform bill recently proposed by senators. Hillary
Clinton and Barbara Boxer and
Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones,
looks pretty darn good o n
paper.
A m o n g other things, the act
would require that all voting
systems provide voter-verified
paper records to prevent computer errors, allow voters to
register on Election Day, prohibit states from demanding
excuses for absentee ballots,
m a k e it a felony to engage in
deceptive practices to prevent
people from voting, give voters
m o r e options to prove their
to election officials,
and last but not least, m a k e
Election D a y a federal holiday
to allow citizens m o r e time to
Stephanie
Clauson
Contributing
writer
vote.
These are all good things,
especially the part that gives us
a legally sanctioned excuse to
skip work.
I have heard several concerned (and very vocal) citizens
dispute that the Count Every
Vote Act would allow felons to
vote. This is not entirely true;
rather, the act states that exfelons w h o have completed
their prison, parole and probation terms sfrould be allowed to
re-register.
It should be noted that there
is a significant difference
between a felon and an exfelon whose debt to society has
been repaid, and I'm sure those
newly defined felons w h o
deceive people out of voting
will be pleased to k n o w they'll
still be able to vote.
(I'm officially kidding.)
In short, this section of the
act doesn't bother m e .
Instead, I a m slightly disturbed by the proposed methods of giving voters m o r e
options to prove they are w h o
they say they are, particularly
the clause stating that failure to
provide a Social Security n u m ber or driver's license or information concerning citizenship
or age does not constitute a
material omission in voter registration, as long as the individual attests that he or she is an
American citizen.
In other words, m y Uncle
Francis from Toronto could
theoretically show up at a
polling place on Election Day,
claim to be m y cousin Steve
from Toledo, register and vote.
(And I could go with him,
because I'd be skipping work.)
Having noted that concern, I
still think the spirit of the
Count Every Vote Act ~ counting every citizen's vote, not
just those for w h o m current
voting procedures are convenient — is a valuable idea whose
time is due.
A n d it's certainly unlikely
that caveats in its phrasing will
really cause election officials to
b e c o m e so lax in their policies
that Uncle Francis will have an
easy time impersonating an
American citizen ~ if only
because the distinctive "eh" at
the end of his every sentence
will give him away.
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ish my communithe real world this
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plan to travel and May However, I'm
hoping to spend a
go to a family
month school-free
reunion in Virginia,
vacation."
all while job
searching."
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Senior newspaper staffer says farewell to S O S U
T h e time has c o m e for m e to
graduate and m o v e on. I have
enjoyed m y five years here at
S O S U and I have liked work%
ing for T h e Southeastern for
the past three years.
A t times, working at the
newspaper, writing, taking photos and editing didn't feel
m u c h like a job at all. Other
times it did.
I a m glad I chose to attend
S O S U because I have m a d e
s o m e good friends. I have m e t
friends through the organizations I've joined, such as T h e
Southeastern.
A n d I have learned lessons
both inside and outside the
classroom.
O n e such lesson is to take
advantage of opportunities that
are available to you.
, ^ For example, earlier this
semester I had the opportunity
to attend the W o m e n in
Aviation International
with the newspaper staff to
conferences in Dallas and
Stillwater.
I recently participated in
SpringFest again this year, and
Staff writer
I had fun. The members of m y
team, the Invincibles, were
good sports.
Another lesson I have learned
Conference in Dallas with
is don't give up.
SOSU's chapter of W o m e n in
Classes have been tough at
Aviation.
times, but I didn't give up. It
At the W A I conference I
heard aviation speakers, attend- took m e five years to finish and
I will receive a bachelor of scied an educational session on
ence degree in aviation mannetworking, heard a panel of
women who were W o m e n Air
agement, with a minor in crimForce Service Pilots talk about inal justice and a second minor
their experiences, attended a
in communication.
workshop on writing careers in
Also, it is important to have
aviation and passed out a few
confidence in yourself and in
resumes to companies attendyour ability to accomplish the
ing the expo.
task.
Also, with the aviation co-ed
The advice that I have for
fraternity, I had the opportunity those who have not yet graduto go skydiving m y freshman
ated is, get involved on campus
year.
and find something construcI have traveled several times tive to do. There are activities
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Shivar
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Track record
Ruth E. Shivar is a senior
staff writer at T h e
Southeastern. Finishing her
third year on staff, she has
been a key m e m b e r of several award-winning teams.
to do on campus and, in this
area, but you just might have to
look for them.
Through getting involved in
campus activities, such as joining an organization or participating in SpringFest or writing
for the campus newspaper, you
meet different people.
Also enjoy college and don't
take it too seriously, but study.
Studying pays off.
It is important to like what
you are doing, whether working, studying or other activities.
These are just a few of the
important lessons I've learned
at Southeastern, lessons I n o w
hope to apply in the workplace.
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Friday, April 29, 2005
The Southeastern
Southeastern Honors Program takes
field trip to see R e d H a w k s in O K C
By STEPHANIE C L A U S O N
Contributing writer
Southeastern Honors students
and friends enjoyed a trip to
Oklahoma City, where they
attended a RedHawks baseball
game and visited a natural history museum, on their spring field
trip April 20.
After leaving campus shortly
after 7 a.m., a group of about 20
students arrived at S B C
Bricktown Ballpark, accompanied by Honors Program director Dr. Lisa Coleman and
Admissions and Recruitment
Services director Kyle Stafford.
It was thefirstField Trip Day
of the season, a promotion
allowing schools to purchase
special group tickets for a day
game, so the ballpark was populated with elementary and high
school groups, and everyone
received a free hot dog, chips
and soda at the gate.
After lunch at Bricktown, consisting of more hot dogs and
sodas, students watched as the
Nashville Sounds' 13-1 lead
was threatened in the bottom of
the sixth inning, when the
RedHawks scored 10 runs on
three home runs. "I thought it
was rigged," said Jeremy Hall,
freshman computer information
system major.
This recovery was almost, but
Courtesy photo
Honors students pose at the S B C Bricktown Ballpark, where they saw a RedHawks game.
After the game they went to the S a m Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.
not quite, enough to win the
game as the final score was 1613 Nashville.
"Bricktown Ballpark was awesome. It would have been better
if the RedHawks had actually
won, though," said sophomore
computer information systems
major Ray Priddy. "The best
part was watching the elementary school kids having hand-tohand combat over w h o got the
foul balls."
The next stop for the Honors
students was the S a m Noble
Oklahoma M u s e u m of Natural
History at the University of
Oklahoma, where they enjoyed
exploring the Hall of Ancient
Life and the Gallery of World
Cultures, as well as two temporary exhibits: "Raptors of the
Sky," featuring birds of prey
from around the world, and
"Wine, Water and Olive Oil,"
featuring ancient Greek and
R o m a n pottery from the Mark
Allen Everett collection.
"The display of ancient
Macedonian vessels was m y
favorite part," said junior
English
major
Jeremy
Goodman. "It was interesting
and informative."
Thefieldtrip ended with dinner at the Outback Steakhouse
in Norman, and the busload of
students and faculty sponsors
arrived back on the S O S U campus around 8:30 p.m.
"A day of baseball, rocks and
bones and expensive, mediocre
food ~ what could be better?"
said junior political science
major
Jeremy
Naranjo.
"Seriously, good company and
an excused absence from school
made it a very fun day."
"It was stupendously awesome," added senior chemistry
and history major David
Prentice. "It was one of the most
enjoyable trips I've ever taken
with the Honors Program."
Student dance recital Saturday at V P A C
ior acting/directing and theatre
management/promotion major.
The cast of "Anything Goes"
The dance program within
Theatre at Southeastern seems will make a guest appearance to
to be a well-kept secret, until reprise the title number of the
now, presenting itsfirstdance show, a crowd favorite.
Also making a guest appearrecital, "Spring Fling Dance
Thing," at 7 p.m. Saturday in ance is The Chorvettes
the Visual and Performing Arts Stageworks Company performing a tap number, "That's H o w
Center. Admission is free.
The recital, a showcase of You Jazz," choreographed by
Fletcher,
senior
more than a year's worth of James
work, offers several different acting/directing and theatre
genres of dance, such as ballet, management/promotion major.
tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and
The evening will include a
even an Arabian piece.
firsthand experience of the
" M y culture is a very big part Oklahoma
Shakespearean
of m y life," said Melissa Festival's After School ProgMehrabian, junior musical the- ram, which is new this year.
atre major. "I wanted to share
"The program gives the opporm y culture with the community tunity for advanced dance stuthrough dance."
dents to step into the instructor's
The show will include several position and teach little ones the
group numbers, one containing fundamentals of dance," said
more than 40 dancers, duets and Tana Takes Horse, senior musisolos.
cal theatre major.
The students choreographed
The After School Program
every solo and several of the includes area children ages pregroup numbers.
K to high school.
"This gives us a chance to put
"Spring Ring Dance Thing's"
our creative skills into choreog- featured dancers are: Stephanie
raphy," said Lani Toomer, sen- Arnold, A m y Barber, Travis
From STAFF R E P O R T S
For m o r e info
For more information, call
the theatre at Southeastern
office at 745-2794. The program is suitable for all ages.
• For more information on
the After School Program,
please call 74^-2712:
Barnhart, Chelsea Bedwell,
Dani
Daniels,
Samantha
Dougless, Stephanie Finch,
James Fletcher, Teresa Gardner,
Tara Glasson, Chase Jackson,
Edward
Karch,
Charity
LaPonsie, Mark McClanahan,
Melissa Mehrabian, Alice Onco,
Rebecca Prince, Lee A n n
Rayburn, Kelsi Karch, Michael
Ruff, R.L. Rushing, Tana Takes
Horse, Lani Toomer, Aaron
Umsted, Becky Walters and
Jenny Wills.
The recital is suitable for children of all ages.
" W e have worked a long time
on this recital," said Riley H.
Risso, director of dance. "Some
students have been working
towards this their entire college
career. I a m proud of all of
them."
Participants in the Oklahoma
Shakespearean Festival's After
School Program w h o will be
performing in the "Spring Fling
Dance Thing" are: Delanie
Ayers, daughter of Richard and
Dana
Ayers;
Bethany
Bachmann, daughter of Charles
and Holli Bachmann; Abigail
Boatmun, daughter of T i m
Boatmun and Charla Hall; Mia
Casey, daughter of Craig and
Brittany Northcutt; Gabby
Chavez, daughter of Brian and
P a m Chavez; Shaya Claxton,
daughter of Tracey and Michele
Claxton; Jade Claxton, daughter
of Tracey and Michele Claxton;
Kaitlyn Farr, daughter of Kevin
and Katrina Fair; Sydney
Hampton, daughter of Timothy
and Krista Hampton; Jackson
Hodge, grandson of James and
Mary Kathryn Hodge; Morgan
Ross, daughter of Crystal Ross;
Aleisha Stills, daughter of Cara
Y. Andrews; and Sydney
Wheeler, daughter of Michael
and Shannon Wheeler.
H o w are athletics different from any S O S U program?
The recent situation involving
head baseball coach Mike
Metheny reportedly choking a
student athlete has elicited
some very unusual responses
from people around campus.
While many think Metheny
should befiredfor his actions,
others believe termination
would be too drastic.
This got m e thinking: What if
a Southeastern faculty member
w h o wasn't a coach were
involved in a similar situation?
Would the administration
even hesitate before firing the
faculty member?
I don't think there's any
question that this employee
would immediately be placed
on leave andfiredwithin a
month.
For some reason, however,
people forget that coaches must
play by the same rules as every
other school employee. After
all, the people w h o play for
them are student-athletes, and
"student" will always come
before "athlete."
To demonstrate my point,
I'd like you to imagine what**
would happen if the following
incident involving the Quiz
Bowl team were actually true.
It's not true, of course, but
by the throat and started shak"Coach Boatmun asked me
why I asked to keep the buzzer ing his head with enough force
when he came to switch
that Prentice had a small
answerers during the game,"
scratch on his neck.
said Prentice. "I said, 'I don't "I didn 't know what to do, I
Staff writer
know, Coach.'"
was shocked. I just wanted him
According to Prentice, after off of me, so I hit him a couple
smoking several cigarettes,
of times," said Prentice.
Boatmun asked again, "Why
Senior quiz bowl team memuse your imagination while I
would I let you keep the buzzer ber David Garrett, who witillustrate a very real point:
nessed the altercation, quit the
when you werenyt answering
Senior quiz bowl team mem- the questions correctly?"
team as well. "I can't answer
ber David Prentice has quit the Prentice said he'responded, questions for someone I don't
team andfileda complaint with "I don't know coach. You did
respect," Garrett said.
Campus Security after an April the right thing, you 're the
23 scuffle with head Quiz Bowl coach. You put Davis in and he Had this situation actually
coach Tim Boatmun.
occurred,I believe there would
did a heck of a job and we
According to Prentice, who almost won the game. "
be little discussion on campus
remains enrolled in classes at According to Prentice,
regarding Mr. Boatmun's fate.
SOSU, Coach Boatmun came to Boatmun then turned around
A faculty member attacking a
the competitors' table after withfirein his eyes and said, student is simply inexcusable,
Prentice missed three consecu- "Why in the hell would I let regardless of circumstances
tive questions in the seventh of
you keep the buzzer? "
leading up to the incident, and
10 games at the University of
Prentice said he again
Metheny's stellar record as
Texas Quiz Bowl Tournament.
replied, "Coach, you did the head baseball coach does not
Boatmun was pulling
right thing. Davis did a great merit "above the law" status.
Prentice, who said he told his job."
I a m the first to admit that w e
coach, "Let me answer this
According to Prentice,
still may not know the full
next question."
Boatmun then said, "Are you
story, and we're going to conBoatmun replaced Prentice
saying its my fault?"
tinue working to get the full
with sophomore Michael Davis,
Prentice said he then told
story. But if all current reports
whofinishedthe game and
Boatmun, "What's your fault?
are accurate (including the unianswered one question correct- Nothing is your fault. It's my versity's own statement on the
ly. After thefinalgame ended, fault for not answering good. " matter), and Metheny did make
Boatmun asked Prentice s parAccording to Prentice, while physical contact with a student
ents, who traveled to Austin tohe was attempting to explain in this manner, he should lose
watch the tournament, to leave.himself, Boatmun grabbed him his job.
Jason
May
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The difference between
a news story and a column
Every year or two it seems
Ifinda need to explain to a
few readers how news stories, columns and editorials
are different from each
other.
I think most of you understand that a news story is
objective coverage of an
event or issue, in which
reporters try to reach all parties involved and report the
story as thoroughly and
accurately as possible. W e
do plenty of those.
And I think most of you
understand that a column
differs in that it is solely the
opinion of the individual
writer. That opinion can be
about any story being published on any day, or even
about stories that have not
run in the news pages. The
point is, a column is his/her
opinion on the matter,
nobody else's.
A n d I think most of you
understand that an editorial
is also opinion, only this
time it's the collective opinion of the newspaper at
large.
In short, I believe most of
you get it, and w e appreciate
that.
But I received an e-mail
two weeks ago (actually several e-mails) from an online
reader w h o had been featured in a story The
Southeastern published last
fall, and also in an editorial
in that same October issue.
After he called us cowards
for not signing the editorial,
I tried to explain that editorials actually carry more
weight than columns
because they represent the
official position of the entire
newspaper, not just the opinion of an individual staff
member.
That's why they aren't
signed.
So, if he was upset at the
opinion published about his
presentation on campus, he
should be extra mad knowing that editorials carry even
more weight than signed
columns.
I also explained that nearly
every newspaper in the
world does it that way, so it
told m e the disgruntled reader had not made newspaper
reading part of his daily routine.
Then, last week it was
brought to m y attention that
there was possibly some
confusion over Richard A.
Vestal IPs column on the
Sports Page regarding Coach
Mike Metheny and the incident with the player.
More than one reader said
it appeared that we, as a
newspaper, were somehow
supporting the firing of
Coach Metheny.
The photo of the writer,
along with his name and title
(like the one accompanying
this column) were not a dead
k>
C. Allin
Means
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1 adviser
give-away for at least a couple of readers.
I explained to one angry
colleague (but w e had a civil
discussion, and I appreciate
that) about how this, too, is
exactly the way most newspapers present columns, and
it again reminded m e that
plenty of people just do not
read newspapers.
So, please allow m e to try
and clear it up one more
time. Columns are called
columns, not articles, not
stories, not editorials,
because they are just that —
columns. It's a fairly comm o n word, and a good one
to know.
Columns represent an individual's opinion, regardless
of where they are printed in
the newspaper.
They will always include
the writer's name, title and
the aforementioned m u g
shot. That way readers know
who to fuss at when they
disagree with the column.
W e , and most every newspaper everywhere, think that's
a good way to present individual opinion columns.
Keep in mind that our
columns may not include a
big flashing banner that
says, "This is the Opinion
of this Individual, not to be
mistaken for a News Story."
After all, w e don't want to
insult anyone's intelligence.
B y the way, if anyone
cares to know m y personal
opinion on the incident
between the coach and the
now-former player (as if), I
can honestly say I disagree
with m y students w h o think
firing the coach is correct
action following an incident
in which a coach makes
physical contact with a student athlete.
I would lean more toward
mediation with the coach,
the student and his parents
(with level-headed individuals like Dr. Jeff Hale and
perhaps a professional mediator), and then perhaps move
on to counseling and compensation.
I agree with m y students
that, regardless of the reconciliation process, it should
be made open to the public.
I cannot, by law or by
ethics, try to influence students' positions on issues. I
wouldn't want to, ever.
O n matters like this w e
can agree to disagree, and
w e can freely write our opinions on pages like this. A n d
you kow what? It's all O K .
Civil discourse is a positive
thing.
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Friday, April 29, 2005
The Southeastern
Reckless Kelly drives hard with n e w release Recipe
By J O S E P H E. COLLINS
Assignments editor
of the
Wt
"Wicked Twisted Road," the
recent release of Reckless Kelly
of independent record label,
Sugar Hill Records, is an album
that grabs you by the collar,
points and demands your attention.
By R U T H E. SHIVAR
PEPPERONI QUESADILLAS
Ingredients
x
C D review
T h e C D m a y be purchased for
$15, by selecting catalog at sugarhillrecords.com.
T h e Austin-based band,
n a m e d for the Australian outlaw
folk-hero, N e d Kelly, features
Willy Braun o n lead vocals,
brother C o d y as a multi-instrumentalist, David Abeyta on lead
guitar, Jay N a z z o n drums and
J i m m y McFeeley o n bass.
Both the album and Reckless
Kelly themselves are pure
Americana, in a style that cannot be compared to any other
performer. Simply stated, they
are a w e s o m e in their o w n right.
With quick anthems such as
the title cut, "Wicked Twisted
Road," Reckless Kelly transcends the lyrical prowess of
any musicians I have heard of
late.
T h e N o . 3 cut on the album,
"Seven Nights In Eire," c o m pletely engulfs m y senses. With
its strong visuals and Celticstyle rhythm, "Seven Nights In
Eire" will have even a loyal
English subject singing along
and thinking of rolling hills and
Irish pubs.
"Wicked Twisted R o a d " is a
must-have for the music enthusiast of all genres. It personifies
what real American music is:
there are no stylistic limits nor
are the artists leery of offending
the often-homogenized Top-40
models of today's radio.
Arriving on the music scene
I $tv * ^
Courtesy of Sugar Hill Records
Left to right, Willy Braun, David Abeyta, Cody Braun, Jay
Nazz and Jimmy McFeeley of Sugar Hill Records'
Reckless Kelly.
in 1997, Reckless Kelly made
across Idaho and Montana, their
their presence felt in the Austin is no doubt the Braun brothers,
clubs and honky-tonks under
Abeyta, Nazz and McFeeley are
one of the greats of Texas coun- making their mark with
try-rock, Robert Earl Keen.
"Wicked Twisted Road."
Inspired by their father,
As an added bonus, the C D
Muzzie Braun of Muzzie Braun
includes a board game detailing
and the Boys, who opened for
the "Wicked Twisted Road"
acts such as Merle Haggard
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A clever alternative to the same old boring Horoscopes
By the staff of The Southeastern
Bore-us (April 20-May 20)
The memory of SpringFest is still vivid. You continually wake up and
scream, "Dogpile Dodgeball!"
Jimminy (May 21-June 20)
Your dream of being a storm chaser will be dashed as soon as you
go from predator to prey.
Canker (June 21-July 22)
Over the summer, you will encounter employment. Unfortunately,
this job will include walking along the highway wearing a bright
orange jump suit.
Cleo (July 23-Aug. 22)
With fall quickly approaching, you will thank the zebras that football
is just around the corner. Baseball and softball have more checks
than an N H L All-Star game.
Vertigo (Aug. 23-Sept. 21)
While the time of tug-o-war and mudd volleyball is gone, you are still
99 percent sure that mud continues to roll around in dark places.
www.angelfire.com/gundam/mangabrothers
BS PIZZERIA: The Next Generation 2004
Rick, w e got a note from
the health department
today. This place was shut
down by a health inspection
raid years ago. /Apparently
all the dumb waitresses
kept showing up though.
They never do any work
anyway, so they didn't
notice there wasn't anyone
else around. Anyway, we're
getting shut down!
Zebra (Sept. 22-Oct. 22)
W h e n drinking on your days off this summer, remember moderation.
Finish the one you have before getting another one.
•
Wow, what are you
going to do?
S a m e pizza, n e w crew
Well, now w e have to start
a new pizza company, B.S.
Pizzera: Deep Space Nine.
W e really need your help.
Dorkio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Acting on a whim, you will go to Amsterdam for a couple of weeks.
W h e n the smoke clears, you will discover that you have been there
long enough to become a citizen.
Sapatarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The dating scene will be smoking this summer. Unfortunately, the
smoke just isn't the same as that found in Amsterdam.
MORAL OF THE STORY
When college gets rough, just think
of how sweet it will be to quit your
job when you finally graduate.
Sure, just send m e an email with all the information to a-monthbefore-I-graduated.com, when I might
have given a crap about
your stupid restaurant.
I'm off to get a real job!
See you again when the
real-world fails me.
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Durant for your acceptance and understanding
of this strip, and an extra special thanks for
the bottomless supply of inspiration you provide
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STICK DUDE: The harsh reality of college life, stick style2005
I don't understand what's so
wrong with the cafeteria.
Is that spaghetti from yesterday,
and burgers from last w e e k ?
by Richard A. Vestal II
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by Curtis T h o m a s 2.0
This coffee is frozen!
Candycorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
C o m e June 30th, you will be dining on some wonderfully prepared
"Essence of Toby."
A
Aquarium (Jan. 21-Feb. 18)
The squirrels will come out in full swing this week. The sweet sound
of their songs will cause you to forget about squirrelly wrath.
Pie-seeds (Feb. 19-March 20)
Fishing this summer could be harmful to your health. Be sure to
check your fly before noodling.
Airhead (March 21-April 19)
After spending three days studying for your un-synchronized swimming final, you will receive a failing grade after moving into synchronization with the swimmer next to you.
S T R I P P E D
G E A R S
lH o w are you today,
old bean?
by Patrick Robinson
Copyright 2004-2005 All rights reserved
Of course, the day
is young.
That's the
bloody truth.
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Staff tracks
Here's what student publications staffers are currently
listening to, and why:
CURTIS THOMAS
Staff writer
MOTORHEAD
"Bomber"
With an amazing heavymetal sound, Motorhead
vibrates your face off with
out-of-this world guitar licks
and vocal splices that leave
you surrounded in electric
awe.
RICHARD A. VESTAL!!
Managing Editor
G E O R G E CLINTON A N D
T H E P-FUNK A L L S T A R S
"Greatest Hits"
I promise the funk, the
whole funk and nothing but
the funk. There is really noth
ing more that can be said
Listen up!
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about the masters of funk. Do not
listen to this album, or any
album by George Clinton and
the P-Funk All Stars. You are
simply not ready to hear
music this incredible.
'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' holds nothing back
In "San Andreas," you portray
a character named Carl Johnson,
w h o has c o m e back to the fictiOnce again, the developers attious state of San Andreas after
J O S E P H E. COLLINS
Rockstar North have churned
receiving word of your mother's
Assignments editor
R E C K L E S S KELLY
out another great title in the
death. W h a t ensues after arriv'Wicked Twisted Road"
"Grand Theft Auto" line.
ing is a tale of corrupt cops forcing CJ back into his old life of
With the first three licks of G a m e review
banging with his, as of lately,
the title track, "Wicked
defunct gang.
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Twisted Road," I was hooked.
Rockstar's latest game, " G T A
O n e noteworthy feature in
The album embodies everySan Andreas," has surpassed
"San Andreas" not included in
thing pure, Americana music
expectations of the " G T A " line.
any previous " G T A " title is the
has grown into. The passion
of the artists never gets lost
beneath the surface as it
does with some major labels.
The water may not turn to
wine after listening to this
By TIARA ETHERIDGE
diva's 10th studio album,
CD, but the wine will certainly
Staff writer
debuted at N o . 1 on the
be sweeter for it.
Billboard 2 0 0 albums chart last
Singing in a breathy tone on
week, netting the greatest first
the hot party jam, "It's Like
w e e k sales of her career with
W a n t to join the best
That," Mariah Carey
403,755 units sold.
college journalists in the
In her best album to date,
state? Then call 745C D review
2983 to learn more
Mariah, or nicknamed "Mimi,"
about student publicaannounces, "It's a special occa- delivers confident vocals that
tions, or attend our first
sion/Mimi's emancipation/A
are seamlessly w o v e n together
meeting of the summer,
cause for celebration." A n d she with crazy, addictive beats creat noon Tuesday, M a y
certainly has reason to celeated by top-notch producers
24, in the Newsroom,
brate.
such
as
T
h
e
Neptunes,
R o o m 203 of the Fine
"The
Emancipation
of
Jermaine Dupri and K a n y e
Arts Building.
Mimi," the octave-soaring
West.
By CURTIS T H O M A S 2.0
Staff writer
necessity to learn and improve
different aspects of the character's physical being. A n example
of this is your driving ability.
T h e more CJ drives, the more
adept he becomes at handling
vehicles.
"San Andreas" is currently
supported on both P C and
Playstation 2, and is scheduled
for a June 6 release on X-box.
T h e latest " G T A " is a musthave for the serious gamer.
G T A " timeline
"Grand Theft Auto" introduced October 1997
• "GTA London 1969"
released April 1999
• "GTA 2" released October
1999
"GTA 3" out October 2001
"GTA Vice City" released
October 2002
B "GTA San Andreas"
released October 2004
Mariah Carey still serving up the hits with latest release
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With expert dexterity, West
samples a clean cut from the
1972 Stylistics g e m , "Betcha
B y Golly W o w , " o n the
enchanting, "Stay the Night."
T h e effect results in verses
drenched in wine-like sorrow
and a mesmerizing chorus that
soars to sky-high proportions.
Mariah Carey shows w h y she
is the top-selling female artist
of all time with killer ballads
like, "Mine Again," and,
"Circles," which are reminiscent to That Voice w e all loved
in "Vision of Love."
But if ballads aren't your
style, there are plenty of dance
tracks to keep you entertained,
all of which contain a "featuring" credit, that are assisted
with hip hop's best, such as
Snoop D o g g , Nelly and the
amazing Twista.
With a career that has
spanned 16 years, Mariah
Carey proves with this album
that she can still deliver the
goods.
Sports
Page 6
Friday, April 29, 2005
The Southeastern
Southeastern rodeo posts stellar year
Sports calendar
at East Central
April 2
From STAFF R E P O R T S
lost/won
at East Central
April 3
won
Northeastern State
April 6
won/won
Southwestern State
April 9
won/won
Southwestern State
April 10
lost
at Central Oklahoma
April 14
lost/lost
Cameron
April 16
won/won
Cameron
April 17
won
East Central
April 20
won/won
at Northeastern State
April 23
won/lost
at Northeastern State
April 24
won
at Southwestern State
April 27
2 p.m.
Central Oklahoma
April 30
2 p.m.
Central Oklahoma •
May 1
1 p.m.
NCAA Division II Central
Region Tournament
May 19-21, time/date TBA
As the season draws to a close
today, the S O S U rodeo teams
continue to dominate their competition.
The women's team won its
fifth team title of the season
recently, while junior Lainee
Shearer w o n her fifth All
Around Title.
Sara Burks, Southeastern
rodeo coach, is pleased with the
numbers as the women's team
has won five of the nine rodeos
it has competed in this year.
'That's a pretty good percentage," said Burks. "Lainee has
been a pillar of this team all season."
Shearer ranks among the top
five point earners in each of her
three events, breakaway roping,
goat tying and barrel racing.
Shearer and teammate Robin
Webb both qualified for the
short round of competition in
the barrel race at the Fort Hays
State University rodeo in Hays,
Kan., with Shearer winning the
long round and finishing second
in the short round to win the
average, while Webb finished
fifth overall.
Junior ReAnn Zancanella tied
her way into the top five in the
regional standings in the goat
tying competition by placing
second overall.
Webb also added to the
From STAFF R E P O R T S
won
at Southwestern State
April 5
lost/won
at Southern Nazarene
April 8
won
Southwestern State
April 9
won/won
Central Oklahoma
April 12
lost/lost
at Central Oklahoma
April 16
lost/lost
Texas Wesleyan
April 19
won/won
LSC POSTSEASON
at Bacone
April 30
Courtesy photo
Junior Kollin VonAhn heels a steer during the 2004 College National Finals Rodeo In
Casper, Wyo.
women's team championship
with a second-place finish in the
long round of the breakaway
roping competition.
The men's team qualified 11
members to the short round at
the Fort Hays State University
rodeo, with six of the top 10
teams in the team roping competition
coming
from
Southeastern.
Ryan Carter, a junior transfer
from Northeastern Oklahoma
A & M College, qualified to the
short round in both calf roping
and team roping by finishing
second in the long round in calf
roping and fifth in team roping.
Kollin VonAhn finished second in both the calf roping aver-
age and the team roping average.
VonAhn teamed with senior
Cody McMinn, who qualified to
last year's College National
Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.,
along with VonAhn and Shearer.
VonAhn is in the lead for the
regional calf roping title with
246 points.
Kyle Linaweaver finished first
in the long round of the team
roping with roper Ty Knott of
Rogers State, but failed to place
in the average.
Freshman bullrider Toby Bean
qualified for the short round
with a score of 76 points for a
fourth-place finish.
The women's team finished
with
225 points, while
Southwestern finished with 140
points, moving S O S U further
ahead in the year-end regional
standings.
The women's team looks to
earn its first regional title in 12
years as it concludes the season
at the Southeastern Stampede
today through Saturday at the
Choctaw Coliseum.
The rodeo has been moved
from the Choctaw Arena to the
Choctaw Coliseum to provide a
larger venue to participants and
spectators.
The rodeo began Thursday and
continues at 7:30 p.m. today
with the championship round
Saturday at 7 p.m.
Courtesy photo
Blocker, a marketing
major from Mesquite,
Texas, is ranked No. 1 in
singles and No. 2 in doubles. Before coming to
Southeastern, Blocker's
play for Collin County
Community College added
to the second-place finish
of C C C C in a national
tournament.
S O S U baseball team playing better down the stretch
NCAA Division II
World Series
May 28 to June 4
Montgomery, Ala.
at Midwestern State
April 2
Player's Club is The
Southeastern's selection of
the all-around athlete of the
week.
Solely the opinion of The
Southeastern, this recognition is not affiliated with
an official college sports
award.
This week features junior
tennis player Billie Blocker.
The Southeastern baseball
team continues looking like the
squad that was expected at the
start of the season as the
Savages took games from rival
East Central University at the
Ballpark in Durant last
Wednesday, April 20.
S O S U (25-20, 11-6 L S C
North) stayed in third place in
the Lone Star Conference North
Division after winning the opener, 3-2, and downing the Tigers
(20-26, 5-12 L S C North) in the
night game, 8-1.
The Tigers struck first in the
early game as E C U scored a pair
of runs in the top of the second
inning taking advantage of
back-to-back singles by Jay
Neal and Patrick Parish to open
the inning.
Southeastern cut the E C U lead
to 2-1 in the bottom of the
inning on a sacrifice fly by
Seleetka James and finished
scoring in the contest with two
runs in the fifth, taking advantage of a Tiger error and an RBI
single by Bernardo Estrada.
Senior right-hander T o m m y
Keefer (7-5) earned the victory
as he gave up two earned runs
on eight hits in a complete-game
performance.
Keefer fanned eight Tigers and
issued one walk in 7.0 innings.
Jeremy Barber led the Savages
from the plate in the opener as
he went 2-for-3 while James
went 1-for-l from the plate with
a run scored and an RBI.
In the late game, sophomore
right-hander Darryl Burkett (22) pitched an efficient 6.0
shutout innings on 48 pitches
before giving way.
Burkett retired the first 11
tossed the final inning of the
day, giving up one earned run on
two hits.
The Savages started scoring in
the bottom of the first inning as
Sean Cawood scored Estrada
with a sacrifice fly to right field.
Southeastern added two more
runs in the third inning on a single by Cawood and a sacrifice
fly by Dustin M c K a y before
putting the game out of reach in
the fourth inning.
After E C U starter Stephen
Spears loaded the bases with a
R U T H E. SHIVAR/The Southeastern
walk to Estrada with one out, he
Senior Seleetka James heads to first on a base hit against walked Barber on four straight
pitches to bring in another run.
Cameron during a game April 16.
The Savages then blew the
E C U hitters he faced in the conBurkett fanned two batters game wide open and Dallas
test before giving up the only hit without giving up any walks Vanderford jacked his fifth
allowed, a single to Kevin during his outing, retiring the homer of the season, a grand
Wilkett, with one out in the eight batters he faced.
slam over the left field wall, to
fourth.
Sophomore closer Cole Stokes give S O S U an 8-0 win.
1 p.m.
Southeastern sports briefs -
Southern Nazarene
May 7 or 10
1 or 5 p.m.
at St. Gregory's
May 9 or 10
2 p.m.
NCAA Division II
Regionals
May 12-15 time/date TBA
S O S U celebrates Cinco de Mayo
What: All Sports Fiesta
Where: Bloomer Sullivan Gymnasium
When: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5
Southeastern athletics invites everyone to
bring a guest for an evening of food, games,
dance and for recognizing the accomplishments
of all SOSU's student-athletes. :
This event is being coordinated by the
Southeastern Athletics Department.
For more information contact Tammie Willis in
the Department of Athletics at 755-2250.
NCAA Division II
World Series
May 19-23 time/date TBA
S O S U Stampede Rodeo
today and Saturday at the
Choctaw Coliseum in
Durant The S O S U
Stampede is hosting more
than 600 competitors from
colleges across the region.
Men's team
N C A A II REGIONALS
May 6-7
TBD
Women's team
N C A A ll REGIONALS
May 6-7
TBD
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