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The Student Newspaper of the University of North Texas

Program keeps area prostitutes ‘off the streets’ BY CHRIS SPEIGHT


Senior Staff Writer

Prostitutes have found sanctuary within a Dallas-Fort Worth area treatment program. In an approach that allows prostitutes to choose between treatment or jail time, leaders of the program said it has been successful in deterring prostitution. “In the first year there are 10 girls who completed the treatment program and nine of the 10 remain off the streets,” said Martha Felini, assistant professor of epidemiology at UNT Health Science Center. “That 90 percent rate right now has been untouchable in any other diversion program that we know of across the country.” The police program is called Prostitute Diversion Initiative. Officers in the Dallas Police Department are working in conjunction with UNT’s Health Science Center, the Dallas County Sheriff’s department, Hospice and local courts in an attempt to stop prostitute victimization and gain intelligence on criminals. The program began in October 2007 and is the only police-led initiative in the country. “The main objective of the program is to approach prostitutes as victims rather than criminals,” said Sergeant Lewis Felini of Dallas police, the program’s creator. “When you approach them as victims you can bring a lot more resources to the street to help deal with the problem.” Not all prostitutes choose the treatment, however. Police arrest more than 20 each month, but only half opt for treatment, said Kim Leach, a spokesperson for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department. “Some of them just say ‘This is all I know’,” Leach said. On the first Wednesday of every month, Dallas police set up a sting at four truck stops on the I-20

Prostitutes in DallasFort Worth area

24 to 26

Picked up by police each month


Choose program as alternative to jail time


Percent stay off the streets after completing the program

Read the editorial on the prostitute rehabilitation program Page 7


A prostitute apprehended by Dallas police waits to see a judge June 4 at a mobile command center in south Dallas. The woman was accepted into a treatment program partnering the UNT Health Science Center with area police and courts. corridor and a mobile command center close by, according to the Prostitute Diversion Initiative annual report. Prostitutes either voluntarily come in or are arrested. Once at the command center, they are asked about any criminal activity in the area and given food and clothing. Licensed social service workers and medical personnel collect their current medical condition,

mental health status and drug use history. After the initial analysis, police ask prostitutes to choose between a 45-day, in-patient treatment program or jail. The treatment program starts immediately. Those who choose to go to jail are asked again if they would like treatment after speaking with a judge. UNT’s role in this program is not on-site with the prostitutes.

Instead, UNT gathers all the data learned at the sting sight and processes it. “We do not interact with any of the prostitutes on any level,” Martha Felini said. “We are there simply for evaluative purposes. At the end of the night we get the data that is collected from this initiative and then we analyze it to assess priority needs of this population and to evaluate whether this program is working.”

Prostitutes are a vulnerable population and victims of many violent crimes in Dallas, including homicides, Lewis Felini said. Thirty-nine national highway serial killers have been profiled f rom in for mat ion ga ined through the program, Lewis Felini said. On the recovery side, Lewis Felini partnered up w it h Homeward Bound, a company providing drug and alcohol treatment. It had success taking prostitutes off the street and putting them through a program that helped them exit prostitution, he said. “They educated them, gave them job training, they’re out working on their own, sustaining themselves, a couple of them are married now and have kids,” Lewis Felini said. “We figured, why can’t we do this on a larger scale?” Martha Felini said the UNT Health Science Center is looking at moving beyond evaluative

research toward more health research from the prostitution lifestyle. “What are the risk factors for a prostitute getting cervical cancer?” she said, adding that the program could help find the answer. Prostitutes face 200 times the risk of a violent death than the general population, Martha Felini said. “Their longevity in life is much decreased and yet we know very little about this population primarily due to their high migratory status,” she said. Lewis Felini said he came up with the idea when he realized the methods Dallas police used to deal with prostitution weren’t effective, he said. “It’s been a revolving door,” he said. “We arrest the same girls over and over.”Martha Felini said. Research from this program shows there are more than 1,400 confirmed prostitutes in the Dallas area, Lewis Felini said.

New regents describe experience, aspirations BY CAROLYN BROWN

Senior Staff Writer

UNT’s Board of Regents has three new faces since Gov. Rick Perry appointed replacements for departing members. G. Brint Ryan, Steve Mitchell and Michael R. Bradford have joined the board and will serve until May 22, 2015.


Members of UNT’s new program, UNT Serves!, pose for a picture at their first meeting.

UNT offers students new ways to get involved in community BY A MBER A RNOLD Senior Staff Writer

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service has launched its new UNT Serves! program in an effort to get students living on campus more involved. The program is a Residents Engaging in Academic Living community on the fifth floor of Kerr Hall in the UNT Serves! wing. The program is beginning with 33 students and Tena Burley, the college’s director of development, for the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, said she hopes the numbers will grow as the program progresses. Students will not only actively engage in projects together, but also take what the college calls

“discovery classes,” Burley said. “The program gives the students more of a chance to comfortably work with other students that they know and go to school with,” Burley said. “The people that are in community service have a heart for it, and this gives them a chance to do it all the way through school.” Brenda McCoy, a rehabilitation and social work addictions lecturer, said the classes offered are entry-level freshman classes and will not be like traditional classes taught by one professor in a classroom. All classes are team-taught by two professors and will be held in the common room of Kerr where UNT Serves! is housed. McCoy will teach the civic engagement discovery class

alongside department chairwoman Linda Holloway. McCoy said the classes, by design, are much smaller and are very service-learning based and hands-on. “This is indicative of UNT’s new direction of teaching,” she said. “We really want to engage students from the first breath in the learning process, so that they can feel a greater sense of attachment to UNT, fellow students and also their professors.” The program and discovery classes will not just be about encouraging students to volunteer. It is also about finding out what students are passionate about and getting them involved, McCoy

See PROGRAM on Page 2

G. Brint Ryan G. Brint Ryan founded Ryan Inc., a leading tax services firm in Dallas, and is now its CEO and managing principal. He was named a distinguished alumnus for UNT earlier this year. Ryan left Big Spring to attend UNT, where he received a bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in UNT’s fiveyear accounting program in 1988. His relationship with UNT continued after graduation, as he served as chairman of UNT’s Accounting Advisory Board. He also donated $1 million to UNT in 2006 and another $1 million to UNT’s Dallas campus in 2009. UNT’s rigorous accounting program prepared him well for his career, he said, and he wants to give back to the university. “I owe a debt to the university and accounting department,” he said. Ryan said he believes UNT is positioned to be one of the



top schools in the nation, and he wants to be a part of its progress.

Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell served as mayor of Richardson from 2007 to 2009 and has served on the Richardson City Council since 2005. He is a lead business systems analyst for Thomson Reuters, and he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in UNT’s fiveyear accounting program in 1985. During his time at UNT, Mitchell was heavily involved in campus activities, working as a freshman orientation leader and a resident assistant at Clark Hall among other activities. His involvement in campus leadership positions later inspired him to go into politics, he said. Mitchell wants to see UNT become a tier 1 school and is excited to be able to serve on the Board of Regents, he said. “It’s really an exciting time. I feel so honored and fortunate to have been able to serve in so many different capacities,” he said.


Michael R. Bradford Michael R. Bradford is the Midland County Judge and an oil and gas producer. He is the president of the Natural Resources Foundation of Texas and chairman of the Conference of Urban Counties. He received his bachelorís and master’s degrees in business administration from Texas Christian University. Bradford grew up in Fort Worth, where he first became acquainted with the UNT Health Science Center. His work at the natural resources organizations also made him aware of UNT’s environmental science programs, he said. Bradford said he hopes the upcoming UNT law school will make a name for itself in new subjects such as artificial intelligence studies and Internet law. “We have the opportunity to take all the abilities of the chancellor and dean and create a new tradition,” Bradford said. He also hopes that UNT will continue expanding opportunities for people to earn college diplomas, he said.

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Shaina Zucker & Courtney Roberts

News Editors

Telescope shows its viewers UNT-Dallas students speak out on expanding campus something new under the sun BY DOMINIQUE BECK

Staff Writer


While most people think of telescopes being used only at night, a new addition to UNT’s Rafes Urban Astronomy Center will give visitors the chance to gaze at the brightest light in the sky. The Noble Solar Obser vator y i nside t he astronomy center will allow guests to view real–time, high-definition video of the sun’s surface and its four different layers. The observatory, in partnership with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, will open the exhibit this fall. The video broadcasts via a high-speed microwave link connecting the Fort Worth exhibit to the telescopes at UNT. Ron DiIulio, a NASA solar system ambassador, is the director of UNT’s planetarium

and astronomy laboratories. “There are places on the Internet where you can look at these same images, but that’s all you get,� DiIulio said. “This exhibit will provide museum visitors with live video and detailed interpretation of what they are seeing and what it means.� Chris Littler, chairman of the physics department, said the project is almost complete. “We hope it will be online, ready to go for the grand opening in November,� Littler said. Information Technology v ice president Mau r ice Leatherbury approved the money for the microwave link late last week. The telescopes are currently in Gainesville, undergoing the final stages of testing, DiIulio said. Construction has been completed on the observatory that will house the telescopes.

The project began development several years ago w hen T he For t Wor t h Museum approached the university about a partnership. “They came to us because we had good history,� DiIulio said. “We had been voted be st obser v ator y by D Magazine.� Di Iu l io sa id t hat t he museum partnership is a progressive step for ward for t he UNT A st ronomy Program. P r e s t o n S t a r r, t h e astronomy program’s observatory manager, has great expectations for the future of UNT astronomy. “Up to this point, most of the discussion about UNT observatories has been about what we’re going to see up there tonight,� Starr said. “Now, museum visitors can join us in discussing what we’re going to see up there today.�

Program promotes volunteerism Continued from Page 1 said. The discovery courses will also include field trips, which will be open to all UNT students interested, provided there is space. “It is a way for students all over campus to get involved,� Holloway said. “It has been shown that students that are

engaged in their communities are more likely to stay in school.� McCoy and Holloway illustrated this type of teaching in the first civic engagement class held on Tuesday when students were asked what they hoped to get out of their college experience. In the roundtable discussion, students discussed topics like self-discipline, good work habits

and an expanded global understanding. Students like sociolog y freshman Katy Davis said they see this program as a new outlet to help others. “I joined the program because I’m hoping it will prepare me for my first job,� Davis said. “More than anything else, I really want to help people.�

The UNT Dallas campus is rapidly expanding. Students are elated to be a part of the new growth and eager to make suggestions about changes they would like to see made during the process. Kiki Lakes-Robinson, a sociology senior, said she thinks the Dallas campus is more suited for commuters and non-traditional students. “Most of the people in my classes are a little bit older and have children,� she said. As a parent and commuter from Pleasant Grove herself, she said she would like the Dallas campus to look into possibly providing a child care service center for students with children. “I know how difficult it can be trying to find a sitter for your child or driving out of the way to take them to a daycare facility,� Lakes-Robinson said. “It would be a nice convenience to be able to have a daycare center here on campus.� Lakes-Robinson’s hope for a more traditional student-friendly campus will soon become a reality. UNT Dallas will accept its first freshman class in the fall of 2010, said Gregory Tomlin, director of marketing news and information. “The university’s goal will be to train citizens to be productive and lead in a global environment and to promote the values of virtue, civility and accountability,� Tomlin said. Lacrecshia Franklin, a sociology junior, said she would like to be able to have easier access

to an adviser. “Coming from a community college where we were able to just walk in and talk to an adviser at anytime, where as here everything is more on a scheduled basis,� Franklin said. “There’s a lot of waiting and trying to schedule a time you know your adviser will be available and you don’t have classes at that time.� Both Lakes-Robinson and Franklin agree that they would like to see the campus bookstore expand. “Buying books is a bit of a hassle because if the store doesn’t have your book, they have to call it into the Denton campus which means more waiting for us,� Lakes-Robinson said. Having a book rental program would be a huge help to the student body, Franklin said. “We don’t have a real library and classes are already expensive, so having a place where students can rent books for the semester would be very beneficial,� she said. Franklin also said she would like to have more food options around the campus. “Our campus is hidden deep in the boonies, so we don’t really have a lot of food places around us,� she said. “We do have a snack shop, but more options are always better and I think it would attract more students as well.� Lakes-Robinson said she understands the expansion is a process and will take time and doesn’t mind waiting because having a smaller campus has its advantages. “We don’t have to pay for parking and there is always a place to park,� Lakes-Robinson

said. “I don’t have to spend a year trying to find a space and worry about getting to my classes on time.� Although the campus has plenty of parking spaces, campus space is always a challenge, Tomlin said. “We are below the current recommended space allocation formula provided by the Texas Higher Education Board,� Tomlin said. He said even with the campuses second building built, it will be below that figure. “We need a third and fourth building to keep pace with the growth date, an annual average of 14 percent.� Franklin said enjoys the smaller classes and interacting with the professors, she said. “You get more one-on-one time with the professors here and they are very passionate in what they do,� she said. “We are spoiled in a sense, and I like it.� Tomlin said it isn’t often that you get to create a university from the ground up. “This year our students are seeing construction underway on second building, a $41.8 million project and they have met the new faculty who are also excited about the growth of Dallas’ first public university,� he said. Tomlin said students are beginning to talk about the new institution and suggesting changes to augment the school’s expansion. The staff is positive about the direction in which UNT Dallas is headed, Tomlinhe said. “We are building a truly great institution, but that takes time,� Tomlin said.







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Arts & Life

Page 3 Kip Mooney

Arts & Life Editor

UNT Press looks to future of book publishing By K atie Grivna Senior Staff Writer

The smell of new books and ink waft through the air of room 174 of Stovall Hall, home to the University of North Texas Press. The UNT Press publishes books on topics such as Texas history and culture, music, culinary history, women’s studies, poetry and short fiction, among many others. Paula Oates, a UNT Press

marketing specialist, said she likes helping new writers with publishing their works. “I enjoy working with firsttime authors, but there are so many factors of the industry that they don’t understand,” she said. “It takes a little patience to work with them.” Books are published through peer review. To begin the publishing process, authors must submit a book proposal and query letter

UNT Press facts Discount: Students, faculty and staff may purchase a UNT Press published book in the press office and receive a 25 percent discount.

Publishing: Operates during spring and fall seasons (as more sellable books are published around the holidays). Completion typically takes a year.

Cost: $29.95 or less for hardback, $9.95 for e-books.

Authors: Minima l cost, paid on roya lt y system.

Manufacturing: Outsourced and not done on-site.

explaining the project, Oates said. Then, the content is sent to a board of directors to be approved or evaluated and sent to outside peer review readers, she said. Ron Chrisman, director of the UNT Press, said the press is important because wellrev iewed books from the press give the university more publicity. “We’re the scholarly arm of outreach for the University of North Texas,” he said. The UNT Press publishes between 16 and 18 books per year, which include new hardback books and paperback reprints, and cost between $5,000 and $7,000 to issue a new book on average, Chrisman said. He said the UNT Press is part of the Texas A&M University Press consortium, a group of Texas presses, which is in negotiation with Amazon to arrange for books to be published electronically on Amazon’s Kindle, a device which allows people to read books and other content on a digital reader. The best thing about his job is the constant variety, Chrisman said. “Even though you’re going

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UNT Press prints 15 to 16 titles each year and has more than 250 total published titles. through the same thing and going through the same procedures publishing them, each book is different, each author is different,” he said. “It’s that variety and that new factor that makes it interesting to come in every day.” He said the hardest part is turning down reviewed projects he thought was good but outside editors did not approved.

Balancing the budget is also difficult to make sure a book will earn enough to cover its publishing expenses, Chrisman said. The UNT Press published its first book in 1989 under the direction of the English department co-directors Fran Vick and James Lee. Vick said she wanted to start the press in order to publish

Texas writers and Texas literature, and to help UNT become a research university. For students interesting in publishing, the UNT Press offers an internship where they can learn what it takes to be a part of a university press, Chrisman said. For more information, call 940-565-2142 or visit www.unt. edu/untpress.

Alum helps create West African literacy program A mber A rnold

Senior Staff Writer When most graduates were looking to the Career Services Center for job leads, UNT graduate Casey Kean was filling out his application to join the Peace Corps and preparing to go to Burkina Faso, Africa. Kea n, who g raduated in August 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, had a quick transition to make as he headed to Africa less than two months later. “Peace Corps is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Kean said. “Graduation seemed like the right time to do it, and I already knew I wanted to go to Africa.” With his abilit y to spea k French, West Africa seemed like the perfect place to go with French being the predominant language, he said. Since arriving in October 2007, Kean has devoted his time to working with a youth organization in the community he lives in and focusing on HIV and AIDS education. Kean is now in the midst of expanding his efforts by spearheading a new community literacy program focused around women in the community. The program will work to educate 30 women at a time twice a year. In the community of Lao, Burkina Faso, illiteracy and pover t y a mong women is common. “I live in a community where there is no library, so they have absolutely no access to books,” he said. “Even their textbooks are hand-copied and handed down.” Kea n sa id he hopes to solve t his problem by, not only teaching women to read and write, but to also set up a community library so that books w i l l be ava i lable to everyone. “We w i l l cha rge l ibra r y members a semi-annual fee, probably only 50 cents or a dollar,” Kean said. This charge is necessar y to susta in t he libra r y a nd literacy program, which will also work to encourage the women to start small businesses, he said. “Most women here a re selling fruit or peanuts in the

market to make money, but we want them to do something different,” Kean said. “We want them to build on the skills that they already have, and we w ill be there to c on st a nt l y help t hem along.” T hese busi nesses cou ld i nclude somet h i ng l i ke a hair or nail salon, which are popular, he said. The program will also donate small grants for the women to start the businesses as well as loans that can be paid back slowly. Douglas Henr y, assistant professor of anthropology at UNT, said he agrees with Kean that literacy and education is the first step to human development. Henry, who worked for the Peace Corps in West Africa during the ’90s, noted that education promotes maternal a nd chi ld hea lt h in t hese places where women have such few options. “It’s been shown time and again t hat one of t he best things you can do to promote health is to teach literacy,” he said. “And there’s no question that small-business development for women will help the situation.” As of now, according to the

United Nations Development Program’s Web site and its human development reports, Burkina Faso falls at the 139 out of 177 countries in adult literacy and is ranked 176 in overall human development. T h is is t he reason t hat Kean said he sees the literacy program as such a necessity. The only t hing standing in the way at this point is funding the project. The original cost was $7200, and after the community of Lao donated its 25% required for the Peace Corps to allow the project and grants from the U.S. Embassy, all that is needed is a little more than $3000. Although Kean is learning through the corps, he still credits UNT and his professors for preparing him for what he is accomplishing. “The program that I graduated from was excellent,” he said. “Within the degree, you could cater it to what you wanted, so I was able to take what I needed to take to do this.” To ma ke a donat ion to Ca sey Kea n’s com mu n it y literacy program and read more about it, please v isit

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Duck and cover at UNT

(Front) Catherine Refo, a theatre arts junior, and Candace Cockerham, a theatre arts senior, hit the ground for the “air raid” Wednesday during the test of the on-campus emergency siren. Kevin Phillips, an RTVF senior, said the alarm reminded him of the sirens from World War II, and the event was meant to be fun and to share a common experience with students across the campus. The air raid was organized by Out of Order, a Facebook group that organized a similar event on May 8 called the UNT Freeze. In the freeze, students stood still at noon until the school song finished playing from the clock tower of the Administration Building.

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Arts & Life

Kip Mooney

Arts & Life Editor

Free Rec Extravaganza shows off amenities By Stephanie Daniels Staff Writer

St udents ca me toget her to enjoy rock music, pizza a nd rock cl i mbi ng at t he Pohl Recreation Center on Wednesday. The center held its f if t h Rec Extravaganza, welcoming students into the courtyard for giveaways. St e w a r t B i r d s e y e , t h e centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant director of marketing center and a UNT jou r na l ism g raduate, sa id the event has brought more students every year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want t his to bring a ll students to the Rec Center,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want everyone to see that they can feel comfortable, even if they think they may not be in shape; everybody is welcome.â&#x20AC;? About 300 st udent s sat outside to eat and listen to Pastor Buzz. The band played a variety of cover songs i nclud i ng â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Little Birdsâ&#x20AC;? by Bob Marley and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nice Dreamâ&#x20AC;? by

Radiohead. On the second f loor, about 30 students competed in the Texas Hold â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em Poker tournament. There was no entry fee and the champion won an intramural T-shirt. A raff le drawing awarded students cups, hats and gift certificates to Jimmy Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Amanda Holy, a business junior, won five free group e x erc i s e s e s sion s i n t he raff le. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was working out and saw all of the people, so I stayed for the free stuff,â&#x20AC;? she said. Holy said she works out at the center often. Her favorite things to use a re t he i ndoor t rack a nd abdominal equipment. Sports clubs set up tables in hopes of recruiting new members for t he semester and Outdoor Pursuits, an on campus group which organizes hikes, rafting trips, and other recreational activities, also encouraged students to sign up for its events.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goa l is to get more of t h e U N T p op u l a t ion o u t d o o r s ,â&#x20AC;? s a i d J o s e p h Mayfield, the trip leader and geography senior . Other sports clubs present at the event included the ice hockey and lacrosse teams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;O u r s p o r t s p r o g r a m includes over 20 dif ferent clubs,â&#x20AC;? Birdseye said. Students can enjoy free rock climbing and group exercises until Saturday, but students who want to use the climbing wall or participate in group exercises all semester must pay a fee. The extravaganza lasted from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m., leaving students with their stomachs f u ll a nd a night to experience the center as more than just a place to go to workout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;E a c h s e m e s t e r, m or e students come in to the Rec Center,â&#x20AC;? Birdseye said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want others to try it and see that they can be healthy and have fun working out.â&#x20AC;?

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(From left to right) Marketing freshman Caitlin Brown, nursing freshman Joann Escamilla and accounting sophomore Nariah Redeau pose for a photo after receiving free T-shirts at the Rec Extravaganza on Wednesday.








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Several belly dancers in an advanced class practice their technique Tuesday night.

Dance class gives students confidence, stress relief By Graciela R azo

Senior Staff Writer In fall of 1979, Cathy Barton wanted to do something new and different. After attending her first class, she was hooked. Barton is still belly dancing at 58 and began teaching 13 years ago at the now-closed Voyagerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream on W. Hickory Street. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to try something different, and it just became a huge passion of mine,â&#x20AC;? Barton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I put on the music, and my body just moves. It is connected with me.â&#x20AC;? Belly dance is a form of movement with roots in the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Africa, and its swaying of the hips and upper body were made for female performers only. Barton teaches the movements in Denton, Lake Dallas and Corinth and said these classes attract mostly mothers looking for a change of pace. Her classes run in semesters and are designed for beginners and more advanced dancers of all ages. The students range from ages 10 to 74. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This dance is for all women. It is multi-generational,â&#x20AC;? Barton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make

any difference of body type or age.â&#x20AC;? Since students come in with different levels of experience, Barton modifies body movements so everyone can participate. If they choose, they can also be in performances at the end of each semester, but it is not required. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are doing moves they thought they could never do. But by the time they get to the end of the semester, there are few students who refuse to perform,â&#x20AC;? Barton said. The Middle Eastern dance gives the students a way to get rid of stress, as well as confidence and a unique hobby, Barton said. Also, working on flexibility in the class helps students in many aspects of their lives, Barton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The public always thinks they could do these moves, but once you get into the class, it is much more difficult,â&#x20AC;? Barton said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It always feels good when you can accomplish a move you never thought you could do.â&#x20AC;? Michelle Spencer, a drawing and painting senior, began taking Bartonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class two years ago because she wanted to get back into dancing.

She has a background in jazz, ballet and modern dance from high school, but found belly dancing was a perfect fit for her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted a more accepting dance. In ballet you have to be thin as a rail and be able to perform,â&#x20AC;? Spencer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is more accepting on the body, and it is much more low impact, too.â&#x20AC;? Spencer said she found the dance to be a different form of self-expression and uses it to relieve anxiety. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is pretty grounded and earthy, and it is just really different from other kinds of Western dances,â&#x20AC;? Spencer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You really feel relaxed after, and it helps take the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stress away.â&#x20AC;? Contrary to the way most people perceive belly dancing, Spencer said it is not a sexual dance, but meant to give the dancer confidence to move in the way the dance commands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You really do feel empowered by it. It is more like a girl power dance than anything else,â&#x20AC;? Spencer said. Bartonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class is held at 6 and 7 on Tuesday evenings at 1306 W. Hickory St. Dancers can pay $32 per month or $8 per class session.

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and in New York City. And when Dantico sends out a â&#x20AC;&#x153;virtual tinâ&#x20AC;? of popcorn to a fan over Twitter, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breaking new ground in the way companies market themselves, joining a growing number of social media experts hired to man Twitter, Facebook and similar sites. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My day starts on Twitter and it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really end,â&#x20AC;? Dantico says. She keeps her BlackBerry on at all hours to respond to followers in

different time zones. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s driving my family crazy, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK.â&#x20AC;? Multinational corporations, such as Ford Motor Co. and CocaCola Co., are beginning to use social media to increase positive sentiment, build customer rapport and correct misinformation, says Adam Brown, CocaColaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Atlanta-based director of social media. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mostrecognized brand, we feel like

thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an obligation or a responsibility when people are talking about us, we have a duty to respond,â&#x20AC;? Brown says. Large Fortune 500 companies have been the slowest to adopt social media strategies, Ganim Barnes says. But not-for-profit organizations have been the fastest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never had such access to media before.â&#x20AC;? Recent research by Ganim Barnes and colleagues, though, points to a rapidly growing familiarity with social media, even among the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest brands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bigger than Twitter, MySpace, Facebook or blogs,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about engaging people.â&#x20AC;? The lightning-fast pace of social media, and Twitter in particular, has forced businesses to act in a whole new way, says Brown, of Coca-Cola. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t respond within three or four hours, you might as well not respond at all,â&#x20AC;? he says. Like Brown, Scott Monty is working to create a social-media strategy for his company, Ford Motors, where he serves as digital and multimedia communications manager in Dearborn, Mich. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The beautiful thing about sites like Twitter and Facebook is that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a one-to-one conversation,â&#x20AC;? Monty says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re addressing whoever wrote the original comment. But youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing it in the public square.â&#x20AC;?

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Justin Umberson

Sports Editor

BYUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall ready to compete for Heisman Trophy Norman, Okla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As the first trio of Heisman Trophy finalists to all return for another year in college, Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy seem destined to have a block of hotel rooms reserved in their name in New York come December. BYUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Max Hall will get the first chance to try to crash that party. In the first showdown of potential Heisman contenders this season, Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 20th-ranked Cougars will take on current trophy-holder Sam Bradford and No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday in the Dallas Cowboysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new stadium. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first and best chance to get his name into the discussion after his hopes fizzled with losses to Mountain West rivals TCU and Utah last season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s awesome,â&#x20AC;? BYU defensive end Jan Jorgensen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are two of the best quar-

terbacks in the country going up against each other. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be fun to see.â&#x20AC;? Hall, a 6-foot-1 transfer from Arizona State, completed 69 percent of his passes for 3,957 yards and 35 touchdowns last season. He expects his uncle, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Danny White, to be at the game that could provide the perfect platform to launch a Heisman campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen on film, this guy can do it all,â&#x20AC;? Sooners defensive tackle Adrian Taylor said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He can run the ball, he can step up in the pocket and throw it, throw it on the run. I feel PHOTO COURTESY OF SHARON M. STEINMAN/FORTWORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT like he can make all the throws. Hopefully we get pressure on him Brigham Young Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Max Hall looks to pass under pressure form Texas and get to him, get him a little bit Christianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jerry Hughes in the first quarter at Amon Carter Stadium uncomfortable.â&#x20AC;? in Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008. In the biggest games last season, Hall looked anything but turnovers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in BYUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three 10 wins combined. comfortable. He had more total losses than he did in the Cougarsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; He was sacked six times and

fumbled twice in a 32-7 loss to TCU and threw five interceptions in finishing the regular season with a 48-24 defeat against Utah. Two more fumbles and another pick followed in a Las Vegas Bowl loss to Arizona that leaves the Cougars on a losing streak heading into the showdown with the Sooners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been thinking about it all summer and preparing for it,â&#x20AC;? Hall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In every rep, in every lift and every sprint we ran, we were thinking about it. Hopefully all that hard work will pay off and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll play well on Saturday.â&#x20AC;? Slowing Bradford proved all but impossible last season. The Soonersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; no-huddle offense set an NCAA record with 716 points. Bradford threw for at least 250 yards in every game but the opener, when he sat out most of the second half after Oklahoma took a 50-0 lead.

He had at least 300 yards passing in 11 of those games, threw only eight interceptions and was sacked 11 times. After putting up those kind of numbers, Bradford made it his primary goal this offseason to become a more vocal leader who never loses his cool during a game. While Bradford thinks â&#x20AC;&#x153;the first game will tell a lotâ&#x20AC;? about how far heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s come, his coach thinks itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been only natural for the Sooners to fall in line behind their Heisman Trophy winner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys have a hard time listening to a guy who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make any plays or is making mistakes all the time,â&#x20AC;? Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s someone who consistently plays at a high level and competes at a high level and makes good decisions. They want to know how he thinks and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on his mind for those reasons.â&#x20AC;?

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Football team starts fresh Cross country season to ERIC JOHNSON

Senior Staff Writer After a disappointing 2008 campaign, the UNT football team gets its chance for redemption starting tonight against the Ball State University Cardinals at Scheumann Stadium in Munice, Ind. The Cardinals were 12-game winners a season ago and will be an instant test for the Mean Green when the game begins at 6:30 p.m. Students can catch all the action at the campus watch party at Clark Park on the corner of Maple Street and Avenue C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year was obviously a disappointment,â&#x20AC;? head coach Todd Dodge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is really only one way to get over it, and that is to get a new opponent in front of us and show that we really have improved from last season.â&#x20AC;? UNTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team returns 17 of 24 starters, including all five offensive linemen and all three linebackers. These two units are the most experienced on the team with more than 120 starts combined. The seasoned offensive line will help the transition for redshirt freshmen quarterback Riley Dodge, who will be making his first career college start. Offensive coordinator Todd Ford expects him to succeed in the offensive scheme he has been in since seventh grade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What he does with his feet and with his arm, it is hard to defend against. He limits his mistakes and is a great leader on this team,â&#x20AC;? Ford said. The Cardinals return only 12 starters, and the departure of quarterback Nate Davis to the National Football League means the team will go with unexperienced true freshman Kelly Page.

The Cardinals do return the entire defensive line and senior running back MiQuale Lewis, who ran for 1,736 yards last season, which was third most in the Football Championship Subdivision. That will be an early measuring stick for the Mean Green defense that gave up more than 200 yards rushing and more than 48 points a game in 2008. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are hoping to be improved everywhere defensively, but I think you will see the biggest improvement on the defensive line,â&#x20AC;? Todd Dodge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our secondary was young last year and those guys are all a year older and much more comfortable back there also. We think we finally have the type of athletes to put

on the field that can make our defense very good. Now they just have to execute.â&#x20AC;? Senior running back Cam Montgomery is coming off a near 1,000-yard season of his own. The big question will be if UNT can replace receiver Casey Fitzgerald, who leaves the team as its all-time leading receiver. Riley Dodge expects this receiving corps to be successful with a more balanced attack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a ton more depth and talent this season, and five or six guys who can be number one receivers,â&#x20AC;? undeclared sophomore Riley Dodge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are going to run the spread like it is meant to be run and get everyone involved, which I think makes us a more dangerous team.â&#x20AC;?


The Mean Green lined up during practice at the Athletics Center on Aug. 26 to prepare for its first away game of the season against Ball State University.

begin with trip to TCU BY SEAN GORMAN Senior Staff Writer

T he UN T menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nd womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s c ross-cou nt r y teams begin their seasons this Saturday as they compete in the Texas Christian University Invitational Meet in Fort Worth. The team heads to the Lowdon Track and Field Complex with high hopes after finishing in fourth place last year at the Sun Belt Conference Meet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of our main goals coming into this year is to improve upon last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance by placing in the top three at the conference tournament,â&#x20AC;? said Tara Piles, a materials science and engineering junior. Although no specific team goals are set for the invitational, the Mean Green expects to do well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily have short-term goals in mind for the tournament itself, but of course we want to run well and succeed,â&#x20AC;? head coach Robert Vaughan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our overall focus is on the conference tournament but running well early in the season can help build the momentum you need to win at that level.â&#x20AC;? Patrick Strong, a geography junior, looks to lead the way for the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team after a sophomore campaign where he placed third at the Conference Tournament in the 8K race and 20th at the Central Regional Meet in the 10K. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the talent weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re bringing back from last year, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no reason we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do just as well this year and we hope to get even better,â&#x20AC;? said Josue Nunez, a kinesiology senior. Injuries have been a problem for the Mean Green,


During a home meet last fall, Amanda Kean, a senior cross-country runner, finished 16th place with a time of 12:32. as the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team has only five runners healthy enough to compete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The one thing we do have an issue with right now is our depth,â&#x20AC;? Vaughan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have some good runners but in order to win you need to have a full and complete team from top to bottom.â&#x20AC;? With 11 runners on the roster, members of the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team hope that depth and the running of sophomore business major Sara Dietz will help the Mean Green place high at the

invitational. Dietz was named Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and represented UNT at the 2009 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships over the summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great that we have 11 runners to work with because we know thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a time when not everyone on the team is at one hundred percent,â&#x20AC;? Piles said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we can push each other hard enough we could do very well this year.â&#x20AC;?

Texan defense still not ready HOUSTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less than t wo weeks from the regular season opener and the Houston Texans defense is far from set. At least two starting spots remain up for grabs. Rookie first-round pick Brian Cushing, who was scheduled to start at strongside linebacker, still hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played because of a knee injury. Coach Gary Kubiak said he has no doubt Cushing will be ready to play Sept. 13 against the Jets and he could play Friday against Tampa Bay. He would like Cushing to start the opener, but knows that starting as a rookie after little or no preseason game experience would be difficult. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To think that a guy like that could start on opening day and play 70 plays is pretty farfetched,â&#x20AC;? Kubiak said. The Texans are also tr y ing to decide who will start alongside Amobi Okoye at defensive tackle and the second corner-










back position is up in the air as Dunta Robinson continues his holdout. Travis Johnson, who started at defensive tackle last season, was recently traded to the Chargers. He missed most of training camp after sports hernia surgery, giving Kubiak a lot of time to evaluate other players vying for the job. Shaun Cody, who spent the last four seasons in Detroit, has emerged as the most likely starter thanks to a strong showing in the last week of camp. A career backup, Cody appeared in each game for the Lions last season and finished with a career-high 36 tackles. The Texans are also looking at DelJuan Robinson and secondyear player Frank Okam. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you just look at all of them together, I think Shaun jumps out at you in how heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played and what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done,â&#x20AC;? Kubiak said. Kubiak added that Robinson and Okam have both done

good things this preseason, but havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been as consistent as they should be. The biggest question on Houstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense is at cornerback where Fred Bennett and rookie Brice McCain have started this preseason with Robinson out and Jacques Reeves recovering from a broken leg. Bennett will start the opener, but McCain could lose his spot if Robinson reports in good enough shape to step right in. Robinson skipped all of training camp because he is unhappy the Texans used the franchise tag on him. Most expect him to sign and show up next week for the regular season. Kubiak said it was difficult to say if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d start Robinson in the opener if he showed up next week. He noted that Robinson hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been to one practice or meeting since Frank Bush was named defensive coordinator this offseason.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Amanda Mielcarek

Views Editor

Program hopes to end vicious cycle able members of society because of the choices they’ve made. The very society that condemns their lifestyle also enables it, exemplified by self-righteous politicians who denounce prostitutes while employing their services. The issue is a moral one, but tt has nothing to do with the act of prostitution. The thing to remember is that those who engage in this practice are not just prostitutes— they are people. Despite whatever they’ve done in their past, they are still human beings, and as such they deserve the same rights, amenities and respect the rest of society enjoys. Prostitution is a vicious cycle of sex, drugs, disease and abuse. It is a cycle many find it hard or impossible to escape, especially since prostitutes are branded with an unseen scarlet letter that keeps them on the periphery of society. This program should be applauded for its attempt to give these people a second chance and encouraged to continue its efforts. As this program continues to grow, it should also find the support of the UNT community.

Editorial Prostitutes are a taboo subject. They exist in a segment of society that is rarely discussed. They are dismissed as criminals, vilified and dehumanized. These people don’t need imprisonment. They need rehabilitation. A new program in Dallas is seeking to change the problem of looking the other way, and the editorial staff believes this is an admirable endeavor. The Prostitute Diversion Initiative provides prostitutes with the opportunity to avoid jail time as well as many other dangers of the trade by offering them a comprehensive program to help reintroduce them into society and avoid further criminal involvement. The program is a collaboration between the Dallas Police Department, the UNT Health Science Center, the Dallas County Sheriff’s department, Hospice and local courts. This is a positive step toward prostitutes getting the help they need and deserve. Too often this group of people is condemned and overlooked, disregarded as invalu-

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“I plan to celebrate my birthday. I’m turning 20.”

Hussain Alsulaiman

Computer Science Freshman

“I’m going to College Station to hang out with friends.”

Sustainability: A moral divide A handful of college-educated people will never care about the state of the environment. “Drill now!” bumper stickers will continue decorating SUVs down Interstate-35 and some households will never touch a blue recycling bin. Is there any excuse for this behavior? Dallas has been under an orange pollution warning for weeks. Imagine the day North Texas looks like Los Angeles with a black cloud of smog hovering above. Or the day we fight for water instead of oil. Or new parks are built on mounds of garbage. Sound far-fetched? Not if something doesn’t change. If society continues with the same behaviors and thought processes it has used for centuries, we might as well revert to dwelling in caves, brandishing clubs and speaking in grunts. Just because something has worked for years doesn’t mean it can’t be improved. Look at the technological advances and research breakthroughs made in the past 75

years that the world embraces. When it comes to energy and the environment, why then do people get defensive? Maybe accepting that certain attitudes, habits or customs are wrong, or at least not right, is frightening. A few weeks ago, someone actually told me they don’t believe in global warming, but rather climate change. We are all at UNT to learn something new, and if you harbor an anti-environmentalist, treehugger-gonna-make-me-wear hemp attitude, be aware: No one is forcing you to wear hemp. And for the record, I personally prefer not to be tagged as an environmentalist. People who are passionate about the state of the environment ask that we consider our impact. Individuals can do what they want to with their life. After all, it’s a free country. But harming others and future generations is unacceptable. Let’s operate on John Stuart Mill’s no harm principle: No one exists in isolation. The decisions we make today impact both indi-

vidual and collective decisions and actions of tomorrow. If those decisions impair others, then no right exists to continue on that path. This semester, students will notice more environmentally geared lectures, programs and events available than ever before. I encourage anyone with even the smallest sense of a moral obligation to the environment to check out the events and walk away with a new perspective and an increased awareness of our surroundings. It’s not about creating a persona to impress the right people or snubbing those who will or won’t attend. It’s about taking action and making a difference on local and global arenas. Though sustainability isn’t quite the norm, this semester may be what Denton needs to shed old mindsets and adopt a new set of values. Small efforts like recycling or carpooling may not stop the glaciers in Antarctica from

melting, but it may inspire bystanders to recognize and re-evaluate their actions. Take a step toward changing social standards and make progress that addresses environmental issues. Use this semester to make an effort to find motivation to practice new habits and gain an understanding of environmental ethics. Stand up for what is right and do no harm.

Melissa Crowe is journalism senior who interns at the UNT Office of Sustainability. She can be reached at melissa.crowe@

Natural gas drilling not a problem Do you smell that? On the wind there, that pervasive, earthy scent with an underlying hint of unpleasantness, like rotten eggs and clay. The socialist protesters who gathered on McKinney Street Tuesday would likely call it the putrid scent of capitalist greed, if they weren’t avoiding those buzzwords to pretend they’re not desperate for attention. Someone with a bit more common sense would call it natural gas, still unrefined or in the process of being refined, which is why it’s earthier than the smog coming from your car. I call it the scent of home. In the West Texas oil town where I grew up, an urban well is not an uncommon sight. There’s one in the empty lot beside my church, another down the street from my high school. There are even a couple in the wide-open expanse behind my parent’s neighborhood— almost literally in my backyard. Guess how much damage these wells caused in the decade I lived there? Absolutely none.

Yeah, you have to live with the smell of natural gas, but it’s actually more pleasant than the stench that belches from your average low-efficiency car. And yeah, there’s a lot of equipment and heavy machinery getting lugged around. However, it’s no more than your average construction job, and I sure don’t see anybody picketing that fenced-off mess in the middle of campus. This is exactly what the well will be: fenced off, with obvious warning signs and dire legal consequence for idiot trespassers looking to emulate the cheerleader from Heroes. Honestly, the only way that a properly-run natural gas well is dangerous is in the case of an emergency. It’s an obvious fact that natural gas burns really, really well— that’s why we’re drilling it up in the first place—so if a fire broke out, it could be a major disaster. Oh wait, did I mention that you get the same danger from the propane gas already used to heat homes and ovens? So really, as long as the drilling

company follows all the standards and regulations, there’s little danger to be found. And why wouldn’t they do so? After all, if they get caught they have to pay a hefty fine, and even if they don’t, it would be their profits going up in smoke. “But wait!” cries the Texas Oil and Gas Accountability Project. “They have directional drilling now! They can start drilling somewhere else!” And yeah, maybe they could. But part of the reason that directional drilling is more expensive is because it’s more complicated. More complicated means that it’s more likely something will go wrong. Weren’t you folks all worried about the danger a few paragraphs ago? Let’s all be honest here, and yes, International Socialist Organization, I’m looking at you and your overdramatic posters. This argument isn’t about safety, constitutional rights or corporate greed. It’s about aesthetics. The people in the neighborhood are just afraid to see big, scary equipment set up next door

to their pretty park— which will, I should point out, be preserved no matter what, since the drilling isn’t happening on its grounds, just in sight of it. It’s an understandable concern, but really, it’s neither justifiable nor legally binding. And to be perfectly honest, it’s just not that big a deal. If entire towns in West Texas can handle multiple wells next door to churches, schools, stores and homes, I think that Denton can handle one across the street from a park.

Addley Fannin is a creative writing junior. She can be reached at

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“I’m going back to San Antonio to go to Sea World with some friends.”

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Visual Arts Sophomore

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The objective of the game is to fill all the blank squares in a game with the # 3are three 2correct 9 3numbers. There 7 very 1 8 simple constraints to follow. In a 9 by 9 5square 7 1Sudoku game: 5 3 6 8 • 6Every 4 row of 9 numbers must 4 in-2 9 clude all digits 1 through 9 in any 9 1 6 2 order 7 5 • Every column of 9 numbers must 7include 4 8all digits 1 through 9 in any 8 9 1 3order 5 2 3 6 4 • Every 3 by 3 subsection of the 4 3 7 9 98 7 by 9 square must include all digits 1 6through 2 99 6 4 2

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