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calls for fee oversight
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upkeep, not profits
reach last year’s number of tickets.
‘We do not have a quota whatsoever," Glenn said.
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A panel featuring former President George H.W.
Bush, historian David McCullough and two former
presidential aides will visit OU on March 7.
The University of Oklahoma's Independent Student Voice
jUKt Wednesday, Feb. 21,2007
©2007 0U Publications Board —■— ’'
• Former president
slated to lead prestigious
panel about American
Daily Staff Writer
This weekend, Norman's only jazz bar
will open on Campus Corner at 584
Buchanan Ave. The Bayou will feature
music and art from students along with
Cajun dishes. Page 7
The Missouri Tigers dealt a serious
blow to OU’s NCAA Tournament dreams
with a 72-68 win over the Sooner men's
basketball team. Page 5
Two students received awards Tuesday
for coming to the aid of a woman dur-
ing a January ice storm. Page 2
• Publicized votes,
minutes will keep
students educated about
which protects our lots. We
Bush, along with McCullough, will present a
“Sounds like a hell of a panel," said Keith
Gaddie, political science professor. “These are
people who are deep thinkers. If you can
get into this, you should go."
Josh Cline, College Republicans
chairman and politu al science senior.
said students should take advantage
of the opportunity to hear the tor fl
mer president speak.
“You don’t get that opportunity fl^^fl
every day," Cline said. "It is great K|H|
for the university to
chance to see and hear from a
former president. And it is great
Io have a Republican president ■■■■■
BUSH Continues on Page 2
Drug conglomerate Merck & Co. is
suspending its lobbying campaign of
asking state legislators to pass bills that
would make HPV vaccines mandatory.
The company stopped the campaign
after receiving criticism from parents
and doctors'groups. Page 12
Mardi Gras has its roots in pagan celebrations
of winter's end. As the Catholic Church spread its
influence centuries ago, church leaders sought
to limit the partying by mandating that it start
after Christmas and end before Ash Wednesday.
Now, in Mardi Gras-crazed places like New
Orleans, the celebration season, generally
known as Carnival, begins on Jan. 6 and contin-
ues until midnight of Fat Tuesday.
Mardi Gras revelers wake up with hangovers
to Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten
fast, which covers the 47 days preceding Easter.
Catholics mark Ash Wednesday with a special
service in which ancient prayers are prayed and
ashes are spread on the supplicants'foreheads.
People traditionally choose an indulgence
to give up during the Lenten fast, making Fat
Tuesday the last day when the faithful can
engage in full-fledged hedonism, giving rise to
the high-powered partying that accompanies
Mardi Gras in many parts of the world.
Sown noU.com. Ash
It requests that student advisory boards e-mail
students when vacant positions become avail-
able, publicize meeting times and release minutes
detailing what was discussed during the meeting.
It would also require advisory board votes to be
forwarded to the OU Board of Regents by their
If colleges view the responsibilities associated
with fee oversight to be “burdensome." the UOSA
Legislative Branch will take on the responsibili-
ties, according to the bill.
Both OU President David L. Boren and Senior
Vice President and Provost Nancy Mergler said
they support the resolution.
Hossein Maymani. UOSA charinnan. said Boren
ing citations on the Norman campus in 2006. .
The department has issued about 4,000 citations this
The 2006 fines accumulated to $500,000.
Parking and Transit Services issues 6,109 commuter
parking permits and 2,107 housing parking permits.
0U has a total of 1,318 commuter parking spaces and
1,317 housing parking spaces.
uu aiso has an additional 2,251 multipurpose spaces
whwe both ratwmes of oennrts may pack.
George H.W. Bush to visit OU
campus-wide discussion on the American presi-
dency, examining the role, duties and organization
of the modem presidency, as well as the evolution
of presidential duties.
“The university is extremely honored to wel-
come back to the campus George H.W. Bush,
41st President of the United States," stated OU
President David L Boren in a press release. “He
was our Commencement speaker in 1997. The
dialogue between President Bush and presidential
historian David McCullough, which our students
will have a chance to experience, will be one of the
most important discussions held in recent years
about the presidency as an institution."
Though the former president by himself is draw-
ing interest, some are more excited about
the panel as a whole.
department has only issued about 4,000 tickets since
and Transit Services are credited for issuing all of ------------ . .
the parking citations on campus, he said fines last year came to about $560,000. Glenn said
Glenn said the number of citations issued each However, dial money is used for parking lot mam •
vear varies constantly, so the department may still nance every year
J ..... “We do not prefit here in parking, we aie a self
sustaining department on campus," Glenn said
Parking and Transit Services issued 62,024 X.
parking citations in 2006 on the Norman campus, a X. ,
parking official said.
However, so far this semester, the department is “We
below last year’s average. would
Kns Glenn, marketing and public relations spe- jOve
cialist for OU Parking and Transit Services, said the jf every- \
correctly, and we
The eight parking attendants on staff with Parking wrote zero tickets every semester .F . war we seal coat, wlmnp<>>«~-----
Matt Barrow, O’Connell's waiter, prepares to serwantomtrs ORjng to fa ManM Gras tes
Students populated bars around campus to celebrate Fat Tuesday.
UOSA passed a resolution Tuesday night that
would require OU’s colleges to publicize votes on
fee increases within their college. —--------------
Rod Jahromi, UOSA vice-chairman, said he allows students to meet with him regarding tuition,
hopes the UOSA bill will make each college’s deci- unlike college deans.
sions more transparent. “1 have found that my public
‘Because we are at a public university, every students about university-wide tuition and manda-
dollar we spend should be accounted for," Jahromi tory fees have provided an excellent opportunity
^d. to exchange ideas and information." Boren said in
The bill focuses on student advisory boards, a statement. ‘I hope that in the future, the deans
committees of students who vote on student FEES Continues on Page 2
Issues within their college, including adding or
Semester yielding fewer tickets thus far
.Parking tickets provide C0STL'
° Qa a- . . 0U Parking and Transit Services issued 62,024 part-
linkeeD, not profits fling citations on the Norman campus in 2006
Normans three mayoral candidates have
agreed to participate in a debate on campus spon-
sored by 77ic Dm'/i/ and the Norman Sustainability
Trey Bates, E.Z. Million and I
Cindy Rosenthal will take the |
stage at 6 p.m. on Feb. 28, in the I
Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall at I
Catlett Music Center to discuss
their candidacies and Normans
future less than a week before
the March 6 election.
“1 think it’s a terrific idea that
this event is being held on cam-
pus because students have a
lot at stake, as does the larger
community." said Rosenthal, Ol
political science professor and
City Council Ward 4 representa-
Journalism professor Dana
Rosengard will moderate the
debate, and panelists represent-
ing The Daily. The Norman
Transcript, The Oklahoma
Gazette and the Norman
Sustainability Netw ork will ask
“I’m looking forward to the
opportunity to have a discus-
sion and the opportunity for the
students and any other interest-
ed citizens to hear differences
between my opponents and me,"
said Bates, a Norman developer
and OU finance and accounting
Million, who Is also an OU
alumnus, said students do not
ordinarily participate in city
elections in high numbers, but
he hopes that will change.
He said students usually get more excited
and national elections, but “when it
right down to it. the city government issues
“Each year we seal coat
The most common parking citations issued are
“No valid permit displayed for space used." which
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