Daily O'Collegian, 2003-11-05
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w2cflmbtciy olclsftfaomz stzat university www.ocolly.com november 5, 2003 25 cents mattjeffeiyo'collegian 1 president david schmidly welcomes everyone to the edge presentation which was broadcast across state of oklahoma. independent registration on the rise in oklahoma by tim henley contributing writer the number of people who are registered independents in oklahoma is on rise. state has increased 23 percent since 2000, according to election board web site. democrats decreased 8 while republicans saw a 3 increase. keith davenport, u.s. congressional candidate for the 5th district, said he believes this proves that many oklahomans are becoming dissatisfied with democratic and republican politicians. "people are' tired of partisan politics," said. "it's always about democrats against republicans, it's never people." although an increasing number registered independents, there no independents in state congress. davenport will change because deficit and budget cuts. "i think voters will start taking a serious look at the issues, they holding their representatives accountable," he said. kay ensign, osu college republicans adviser, said she is satisfied with republican party. "we have some great leaders within our party." "they're going to lengths get message out." oklahoma party trying broaden its appeal by reaching out minority voters. gary jones, oklahoma republican party chairman, said they have established a college chapter at langston university, which historically is predominantly black college. "i believe that we are reaching out to others, and this an example of effort," he said. "it's important the students opportunity hear message." former vice president al gore received 90 percent vote during 2000 presidential election, george w. bush only 8 percent of the black vote, according to joint center for political and economic studies web site. "since roosevelt depression, they have been lead believe that democrats support poor care about blacks," said jones. "also, republicans accepted fact most blacks are voting democrat, but i refuse accept will always be case," he said. in payne county, 44 registered voters democrats, 43 please see voting, pace oklahoma seeks economic edge by nicole enterline contributing writer around the state tuesday, 29 forums met to discuss topics planned give oklahoma an edge in new global economy. program is called edge, economic development generating excellence. agenda for day was members opportunity preliminary and voice their opinions. discussed included focus on research, make strategic investments, increase oklahoma's talent, build manage infrastruc ture, enhance oklahoma's health anil culture and organize government non-government organizations for success. the issues were first evaluated by a steering committee, committee was appointed gov. brad henry. or learn of experts consists 23 teams with expert experience statewide. to welcome members forum, "your presence today is critical edge," said david schmidly, oklahoma state university president. "edge great will greatly contribute oklahoma." begin statewide meetings henry introduced objec tives and goals for the forums via one net. "the brightest people of oklahoma have come together," henry said. govenor then thanked several who put together team experts. "this is not just a study, it's call to action," "we need comprehensive, long-term blueprint success." in his final remarks aside our differences move this great state forward," said, lock arms march forward." other key speakers included kathy taylor, secretary of commerce and tourism from osu at tulsa. "tin's is an unprecedented collaboration," taylor said, "with education to serve us well." also reiterated the governor's mention bold ideas move oklahoma into economic forefront. chancellor paul rizzer, another speaker, gave a slide presentation laid out processes goals edge. information included 12 different issues discussed by team experts 1 indus-pleasf. see edge, pake 8 students fill hall with music, seats by stephanie montgomery contributing writer the percussion ensemble played at seretean center tuesday night. "it was very entertaining. definitely a diverse presentation," said father of anna davis who is member drumline oklahoma state university. audience consisted elderly couples, and young children. like percussionists, intense contemplative. as performers seemed to relax so did spectators. members were seen bobbing their heads moving feet music toward end. appreciative. some even stood in applause between pieces. however, others came for other reasons. "i class. it's okay, but little too long," kathryn hermeston, public relations sophomore.- each completely different. set its own tone. peaceful, energizing, or comtemplative. humorous. every story. they began soft, had several breaks, then unexpectedly became more climatic. times parts them strange, random chaotic. one ensemble, crown thorns, soothing, pretty somewhat eerie. it nursery song child's toy. stubcrnic three percussionists humerous. player smiled playing shakespeare's comedy. moment back side instrument. "if you've never come concert before, now you know," wayne bovenschen, associate professor department. don't piece, just wait will other." missing beat, many found be impressive well trained. "the talent level this year much better. are tremendous group kids. bovenschen does an outstanding job," davis' father. tmjefefyacobegian graduate assistant, michael muncter, directs members of the osu percussion ensemble in seretean center concert hall. dine with stein matt jefferyad'coltegian sga speaker ben speaks to a packed audience in the wes watkins center. students spend evening with ben stein by heather meyer sga reporter "i'm representing for them gangstas all across the world, still hitting corners in low lows girl," recited ben stein upon taking stage during tuesday night's speaker's board presents: an evening with stein. quoting his self-described favorite song and cracking jokes on topics such as university of oklahoma president clinton, stein's opening was j merely a preview hour 1 half humor he provided to i those attendance. stein has been in over 30 movies and television shows, is an acclaimed writer, a background economics as well law degree, all of which were very apparent his speech. managed to work serious issues through the humor lists "how ruin your life" save life." "nothing ever happens life that you can't learn from, profit or both, said, leading into first list. life," gave humorous tips such "always criticize: criticize early often" "don't any useful skills: just watch reruns the simpsons." he also suggested "don't save money: saving money is for losers." all stein's tips were obvious jokes; however, they helped lead him into his next list. in "how to your life," stein gave more serious, heartfelt such as "have gratitude family which coolest thing you can do," "work hard at school: an extra 20 minutes of studying change and "value life: life supreme measure human aspiration." made it clear a republican pro-life. commended oklahoma state university rotc program being "really great." during the question and answer portion of stein's speech he recited lines from "ferris bueller's day off," spoke his professional personal relationship with president nixon, commended u.s. military, said "time will tell" when asked if thought arnold schwarzengger was best choice for governor california, gave views on patriot act, days "the wonder years," even favored tupac shakur over biggie smalls. stein concluded just as began, quoting snoop dogg's line in dr. dre's song "still d.r.e."
|Title||Daily O'Collegian, 2003-11-05|
|Subject||Oklahoma State University-Students-Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals-Oklahoma; Sillwater, (Okla.)-Newspapers|
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