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Vaccine shortage hits Denton, UNT BY A MBER A RNOLD Senior Staff Writer

Students can add the UNT Health and Wellness Center to the list of clinics affected by the shortage of vaccines for the H1N1 virus. UNT’s Health and Wellness Center has not received any doses of the vaccination, but has placed an order and is awaiting shipment, said Kerry Stanhope, an administrative assistant at the center, in an e-mail. Stanhope said he didn’t know when a mass vaccination would be possible for UNT students. “We are working with the County Health Department to have clinics once the H1N1 vaccine becomes available, but we cannot give a definite time frame,” Stanhope said. Tracking the number of flu cases is difficult, but city officials estimate more than 1,000 cases of the illness in Denton. The Denton County Health Department has received 1,400 doses of the H1N1 vaccine, but it could be December before the group can consider a mass vaccination. The first shipment of 200 doses went to emergency personnel, and the second 200 doses went to other health care personnel, said Bing Burton, Denton County Health Department director. The last 1,000 doses went to health clinics for distribution to high-risk patients, and 4,000 doses have been received and distributed by private providers, said Burton.

“The state informs us that almost all of the flu circulating in the past month or two has been H1N1,” Burton said. President Barack Obama declared H1N1 a national emergency Friday. Burton said he hopes that will speed along the process of receiving more vaccines. Even if the doses arrive, some students are unsure about being vaccinated. Reba Stahr, a sociology senior, said she might refuse the vaccine if it costs too much. “If it was at a clinic, I would probably consider it,” she said. “I understand the reason that people are worried about [H1N1], but I didn’t realize it would become such a panic.” The county health department and UNT health center are treating people with flulike symptoms, which include coughing, sore throat, and a fever of 100 degrees or higher. Since Sept. 28, The UNT health center has seen 424 people with this Influenza — like illness. Seasonal flu is still a concern and all vaccinations available for Influenza — like illness have been distributed in Denton, Burton said. “We got the seasonal flu vaccines a little earlier than we usually do, and I don’t think manufacturers are going to send more because they are focusing more on H1N1 vaccines,” he said.

Target groups for vaccine: • pregnant women • those who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age • health care and emergency medical services personnel, six months and 24 years old • those between 25 and 64 years of age who have chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems Information courtesy of Centers for Disease Control


Ashton Carnes, communication design senior, watches as students stop by to cast their vote at the annual pumpkin-carving contest at the Union.

Students, faculty get creative with pumpkin-carving contest BY MELISSA BOUGHTON Senior Staff Writer

Decorated and carved pumpkins lined the tables outside of the third floor Union Gallery Thursday for the University Union’s annual pumpkin carving contest. Students, faculty and staff brought their pumpkin designs to the Union to be judged Thursday morning for a chance at claiming best of titles for traditional, artistic, concept, spirited and department. “This is the biggest turnout we have ever had in the six years that we’ve been doing it for SECC,” said Carol Wilkinson, Design Works manager and contest host. Votes were cast Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in exchange for a donation of loose change. Benefits from the fundraiser are supporting the State Employee Charitable Campaign for the sixth year in a row. Wilkinson said the campaign

helps charitable institutions and nonprofit organizations like McDonald’s Ronald McDonald House and the Cancer Society. The contest was free to enter, and there were a total of 37 pumpkin entries. Designs included classic Halloween faces to pink-painted breast cancer awareness pumpkins, but one theme dominated the batch. “Swine flu has been a popular topic, so everyone is getting a kick out of that and there are quite a few pig pumpkins,” said Ashton Carnes, communication design senior and contest volunteer. One of the entries used three pumpkins and a toy pig to show “how the swine flu spread.” One of the pumpkins in the design had on a medical mask. A few other designs included a painting of “Starry Night,” a big pumpkin spider, a jack-in-thebox and a Michael Scott decorated pumpkin from the television show “The Office.”

“This is the biggest turnout we have ever had in the six years that we’ve been doing it.”

—Carol Wilkinson Design Works manager and contest host

Rennah Dunavant, an English literature senior, said she wanted to show support for the contest by voting this year. “I did a pumpkin last year, but I didn’t get a chance to this time,” she said. Scott Greer, student services coord i nator for St udent Development, showed up to cast his vote and admire his department’s pumpkin entry. His department’s pumpkin, titled “UNT for Hope,” was painted in two shades of pink and white with a ribbon for breast cancer awareness month.

“We participate every year and we chose that style of pumpkin for obvious reasons of this being breast cancer awareness month, but also to share some passion for the cause,” Greer said. Contestants picked up their pumpkins between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday. Awards will be announced today.

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UNT running backs attempt to exploit Western Kentucky Football team looks to end losing streak BY ERIC JOHNSON Senior Staff Writer

Hu ng r y for a w i n, t he U N T footba l l te a m (1- 6, 0-4) looks to feast on t he NCAA’s last-ranked team, the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers (0-7, 0-3), Saturday afternoon at Fouts Field. Quarterback Riley Dodge ma kes h i s ret u r n to t he st a r t i ng l i neup, f ig ht i ng through the pain of a high ankle sprain. He w ill lead the nation’s 38th ranked offense against the worst ranked defense of the Hilltoppers, but the Mean Green will not head into this game overconfident. “W ho are we to overlook anybody?” head coach Todd Dodge asked. “We have not accomplished what we are capable of, so trust me when I say that we will not be overlook i ng a nybody a ny t i me soon. This game could turn this season around and get us going in the right direction.” UNT is coming off one of its

worst rushing performances of the season, but the Mean Green still ranks No. 32 in the nation at 180 yards per game. Running back La nce Dunbar and company should have more success against the Hilltoppers porous run defense that ranks last in the nation, allowing 266 yards on the ground. Dunbar, a sociology sophomore, is coming off his fourthstraight game with more than 100 yards rushing. He now leads the conference and ranks in the top -20 nationally in rushing yards, yards per carry, touchdowns, and scoring. “We just have to let Lance be Lance,” said Riley Dodge, an undeclared redshirt freshman. “He is one of the most explosive players in the countr y and he gives us a chance to win every game.” The Mean Green defense will need to step up in the absence of senior linebacker and defensive captain Tobe Nwigwe, who was lost for the season after surgery Thursday to repair torn tendons in his left foot. A.J. Penson, a sociolog y junior, will be called


Senior place kicker Jeremy Knott prepares to kick a field goal in the Oct. 17 game against Florida Atlantic University. UNT lost the game 44 to 40. upon to fill the void left by Nwigwe. As a starter last season, Penson recorded 51 tackles a nd t he coach ing sta f f is confident he can get the job done. “A.J. was one of the first recruits I went after when I

got the job here, so I have full faith in him,” Todd Dodge said. “You cannot ever truly replace what Tobe brings to the table, but A.J. is a great athlete and a versatile linebacker.” After a solid start to the s e a s on, t he defen se h a s

regressed over the last two weeks, allowing more than 1,200 yards and 94 points. This week it will face a true freshman at quarterback, and a passing game that has been ineffective all season. “We have got to shut down t heir passing ga me,” sa id

cor nerback Royce Hi l l, a n undeclared sophomore. “I feel like we have the big advantage there and we should do a better job getting off the field on third down.” T he Mea n Green’s deep a nd ex perienced receiv ing corps will look to have a big impact against the young and undersized defensive backs of Western Kentucky, averaging 5-feet 10-inches. “We should def initely be able to take advantage of that matchup,” said receiver Mike Outlaw, a sociolog y junior. “Receivers a re one of ou r biggest strengths and facing underclassmen is something we love to do.” Two of the Mean Green’s fou r w i ns i n t he last t wo seasons have come against the Hilltoppers, and Saturday afternoon’s game will provide UNT with the opportunity to put many losing trends to rest: its current si x-game losing streak, eight-straight home losses and 15 conference losses in a row. Fa ns ca n show suppor t for the Mean Green during tonight’s pep rally at 7 in Clark Park and cheer UNT on to victory Saturday at 3 p.m.

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Manor rumored to be ‘extremely haunted’ BY MORGAN WALKER Staff Writer

Rumors of paranormal activity circle the Hill House Manor in Gainesville, about 30 miles north of Denton. Owners Linda and Del Hill once rented out the house, but it was hard to keep tenants for more than six months. Residents never told them they wanted to move because they believed it was haunted. They would use other excuses. “People would say they suddenly had a health problem, and the only place they could possibly be treated is in Utah,” Linda Hill said. She had many paranormal experiences in the manor, most of which occurred during the day, she said. One instance happened when she and her husband were preparing the manor for guests expected later that evening. “It happened while I was taking a nap,” she said. “I had been laying down for about an hour when I heard a group of people talking


and laughing, and I could feel them walking around.” When Linda Hill went outside, she found nobody except her husband, who was sweeping the sidewalk. She assumed the guests had arrived, but her husband said they called to say they would be late. He said not he, nor anyone else, had been in the house that day.

This is the third of a 3-part series spotlighting haunted places in the Denton area. “Now I understand why people move out,” Linda Hill said, laughing. After situations like these, the Hills, who live in Hickory Creek, decided to stop renting out the house. They now use it as a place to sleep while they work on other properties in Gainesville. The manor is rumored to have been either a speakeasy — a place where alcohol was sold illegally during the prohibition era — or a house of prostitution, she said. The husband-wife team purchased the home as a rental property in 2004 and said there is no record of when it was built. “I’ve seen it on a map, which was copyright-dated 1883,” Linda Hill said, “and we suspect that it’s a good 40 years older than that because this house has obviously been added to.” Many groups have investigated


Several visitors of the Hill House Manor in Gainesville have reported paranormal activity at the house, including the sensation of being touched by an invisible person. the manor, including the Denton Area Paranormal Society and the UNT Ghost Hunters, founded by Kyle Horton, a business junior, and Travis Curry, a music sophomore. The Hill House was one of the first places the Ghost Hunters ever investigated, Horton said. “It’s a really good place for you to get your feet wet if you’re not really sure what to do because Linda has some equipment there to get you started,” Horton said.

The manor is also the most recent place the Denton Area Paranormal Society has visited, and its members made discoveries during each visit. “It’s a phenomenal place, and it’s extremely haunted,” society founder Lance Oliver said. “We’ve felt touching

where you feel like you go bone-cold, heard banging on the walls, seen things move, footsteps on the ground and a cat meowing, which we caught on video.” To learn more about the manor, visit


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Philosophy department searches for new chair BY A LBA TORRES Intern

The philosophy department will begin the search for a new department chair as worldrenowned philosopher and UNT professor J. Baird Callicott steps down from the position. Callicott will continue to work in the department as a regents professor. “I have neither the liking nor the skills for administration,” Callicott said. “I most enjoy creating new knowledge. I am too old for the job, which takes a younger person to stay on top of the multiple tasks.” Callicott has been accredited with co-founding the field of environmental ethics and philosophy, along with UNT faculty members Pete

A.Y. Gunter and Eugene C. Hargrove. He has also served as president and vice president of the International Society for Environmental Ethics as well as presidential speaker for the American Philosophical Association, considered the largest philosophy group in the world. “He has been an industry onto himself where people are constantly writing in reference to or in challenge of him,” said Robert Figueroa, an associate professor and graduate adviser. Callicott became chair of the philosophy department in early 2008, understanding that the position would be temporary until they could find an

process is fair, we will be evaluating candidates through wellthought-out guidelines that have been established by the Office of Equity and Diversity,” Fredericks said. The philosophy and religion studies department is home to several prestigious environmental philosophy programs and is composed of 12 faculty members who have specialties within the field. A mong t he innovat ive projects are Irene Klaver’s “Philosophy of Water,” David Kaplan’s “Philosophy of Food,” the Sub Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program with supporting field station in Cape Horn, Chile, and Figueroa’s upcoming “Environmental Justice.”

By involving specialists from multiple fields including biology, philosophy, anthropology and geography, department faculty hopes to create ethics and policies that will affect the greater public, Figueroa said. Ideally, the incoming chair would be able to efficiently participate in the management and expansion of these projects, he said. “It’s not just a matter of organizing and doing the paperwork or being sympathetic to the kinds of scholarship your field is doing,” Figueroa said. “But being able to handle multiple projects and working collaboratively with every one of those faculty members so that we are able to translate the philosophical importance of those projects.”

Cheylon Brown, director of the Multicultural Center, said the use of blackface in these recent cases was inappropriate, and that the practice is hurtful and exclusionary. “In a day when our industry is filled with African American models and actors, there is no need for blackface,” she said. Brown said that although not all people take it seriously, black face can emotiona lly damage people by perpetuating stereotypes. “I t hink people tend to have the misconception that PHOTO COURTESY OF AMC it doesn’t hurt because it’s Actor John Slattery dons blackface for a minstrel performance in an episode artistic,” she said. of the Emmy Award-winning television show “Mad Men.” Blackface, an older Kiara Da’Shay, an accounting form of entertainment in which whites mocked African-Americans, has sparked freshman, said that she didn’t find the Vogue shoot offensive, controversy again with several recent appearances in the media.

but she disliked the Jackson 5 skit. “I don’t think there’s an excuse for that,” she said. “I don’t understand why they had to dress up like that. They could be in their regular clothes singing and dancing.” Sana Simone, an international studies freshman, said she had mixed feelings about the different incidents. “For the French Vogue magazine, I feel like it’s not really offensive because it’s more of a fashion statement,” she said. “The Australian show is really popular and painting your face black is kind of offensive and inappropriate. I’m not personally offended, but I can see why other people can be.”



external individual to take on the role. “We agreed that someone f rom outside t he depa r tment would be good for the job because it would allow us to grow intellectually and administratively,” said Sarah Freder ick s, a n a ssi st a nt professor and search committee member. The position has been opened and advertised internationally


and applications will continue to be accepted through Dec. 15. Search committee members, along with the department’s faculty, will review the applicants and narrowing them through a process of phone interviews, letters of recommendation and campus visits, as well as consideration of their academic qualifications. “In order to ensure the hiring

Controversial performances resurface in media BY CAROLYN BROWN

Senior Staff Writer

The 19th-centur y performance st yle black face has recently re-appeared in the media, sparking controversy about its painful connotations and continued use in society. Popu la r T V show s a nd magazines have featured white actors and models plastered in black paint to represent African Americans. T h i s pr ac t ic e, dubb e d “blackface,” began in the early 19th century, when performers in minstrel shows would smear cork on their faces, paint their lips, and wear tattered clothes to mimic and exaggerate plantation and city cultures, said Jennifer Wallach of the history department. “Blackface was an extreme manifestation of derogatory images of African Americans,” Wallach said. Although blackface shows were popular in the U. S., they also gained some popularity in

parts of Europe and Canada, she said. The style’s success diminished du r i ng t he 20t h century. “Blackface never really left us,” she said. “But it became less common around the civil rights era when it became much more dicey to do that.” In the past few months, severa l high-profile blackface incidents have generated controversy. W hen contestants on the Australian T.V. show “Hey Hey It’s Saturday” made headlines after performing a skit based on the Jackson 5 while in blackface and wigs. American singer and guest judge Harry Connick Jr. criticized the skit and gave the group a zero. Show host Daryl Somers later apologized for the skit, as did the performers. T he popu la r T V ser ies “Mad Men” aired an episode featuring a blackface performance in August, and French

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Vogue also sparked controversy when it published a photo shoot of model Lara Stone in head-to-toe blackface makeup for its October issue. Wallach said although the French Vogue model shoot is not as derogatory as the

minstrel shows, it is still in questionable taste because of blackface’s history. “Because of the painful history of racism in the world, I think it is incumbent on the media to handle blackface with sensitivity,” she said.

Correction In the Oct. 27 issue of the Daily, the article “UNT Dallas campus anticipates growth” incorrectly identified the

enrollment numbers for the Dallas campus. The total enrollment is 2,128 and there are 987 full-time students.


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‘Horrorble’ party offers costume prize Entertainment includes DJs, local band BY BRADFORD P URDOM Contributing Writer

Dancing aliens, zombies and other costumed crazies will flock to Hailey’s on Saturday, and one of them will win $500. The club’s annual Horrorble Ha l loween pa r t y w i l l feature several disc jockeys, a performance by local band Matthew

and the Arrogant Sea, a photo booth and a costume contest. “Anybody can enter, but you have to be there before 11:30 p.m. to register for the contest,” said organizer Joey Liechty, also known as DJ yeahdef, a computer science senior. “If you show up early, you have a better chance of winning because you can beg more people to vote for you.” The night will begin with Lil’ Foot, who does dub production and will play some original material. The second act will be hip-hop trio B3, or Bitches Bluntz

and Ballin’. “They are kind of like the Spinal Tap of hip-hop. I picked them because they do a lot of costumes and wild antics,” Leichty said. “They do it up right. It’s people from a bunch of different local crews li ke Vor texas, a nd Fab Deuce.” After these two acts, the night will take a different turn with headlining indie band Matthew and the Arrogant Sea. Following that performance, yeahdef and DJ B. from Tulsa’s Dance Robots Dance! will keep

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“This is It”

“Halloween II”

Michael Jackson has definitely earned the title “King of Pop,” yet I can’t help but feel this (a jumble of rehearsal footage and backstage discussions) is less a tribute and more of a shameless money grab from concert promoters AEG, who know that since he’s gone, they’ve got to turn a profit somehow. I recommend watching his “Video Greatest Hits” instead.

If you missed out on seeing t he latest i nca r nat ion of Michael Myers’ rampage a mere two months ago, the studio is re-releasing Rob Zombie’s remake just in time for Halloween. Why they rolled out the film around Labor Day and not Halloween is simply baff ling.

Starring Michael Jackson. Directed by Kenny Ortega.

Starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Brad Dourif, Malcolm McDowell. Directed by Rob Zombie.

t he da nce music going u nt i l closing time. “It’s a unique event that showcases Hailey’s as both a music venue and a dance club,” general manager Ray Gil Jr. said. “It’s definitely something for people that like to people watch to check out because it brings out t he craziest costumes in town.” Throughout the night, party attendees can get their pictures taken in a photo booth hosted by, a Denton party photo blog run by former UNT student Marcus Webb.

Starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon. Directed by Jim Sharman.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Hailey’s Club, 122 Mulberry St. Cost: Free for ages 21 and up before midnight and $5 after, $5 for under 21

Happy Halloween from the North Texas Daily!

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” The enduring campy midnight mov ie (wh ich ha s never lef t theaters since its original release in 1975) has plenty of f laws, but every screening is a new experience. If you’ve never seen it in theaters, it’s showing at 11:59 tonig ht at t he Denton Mov ie Tavern.

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Season ends with road game against Pioneers By Sean Gorman Senior Staff Writer

A f t e r a d i s a p p oi nt i n g campaign away from home s o f a r, t he U N T s o c c e r team hopes to move up in t he Sun Belt sta ndings by stealing a win from the team t hat was predicted to w in the Conference at season’s start. The Mean Green travels to Denver, Colo., to take on the Denver Pioneers (13-5-1, 8-2-0) in a game that could decide the No. 2 seed in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. “Every game at this point is i mpor ta nt to us,” sa id midf ielder Kenda ll Juett, a sociolog y senior. “But with our histor y against Denver and the position we’re in, a win would be huge.” Weather could play a role, as the game was moved to 1 p.m. Saturday because of the possibility of inclement weather. “With this team there are no exc uses,” head soccer coach John Hed lund sa id. “We have enough talent and character to win in any environment.” Offense could be hard to come by for the Mean Green (11-5-2, 7-1-2) as leading scorer forward Michelle Young, an undecla red f reshma n, has

been ruled out after suffering a concussion i n t he 15t h minute of UNT’s loss to the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. The Mean Green will have to rely on corner k icks for any offense to be generated against the Pioneers. The team has thrived off of them all season, leading the

M a nd y H a l l , a h i s t or y ju n ior, isn’t ex pected to play bec au se of a w r ist injur y. “Mandy has been great for us on so many levels,” Hedlund said. “Her efforts on and off the field have been fantastic all year.” W it h a 0 -3 re c ord i n Denver, UN T ha s st r ug-

“With this team, there are no excuses. We have enough talent and character to win in any environement.”

—John Hedlund Head soccer coach

Sun Belt Conference with 101 kicks this year. “Getting the ball up field and giving ourselves a chance to score has been the strategy on offense all year,” Young said. “Fortunately we’ve been able to take advantage of the chances we get all year.” Young is expected to be back for the Sun Belt Conference Tou r na ment nex t week i n Florida. The Freshman of the Year candidate isn’t the only blow to the Mean Green, goalkeeper

gled to find a way to win when playing against the Pioneers. “If we’re going to meet our expectations for t his season these are the kind of games we have to win,” Juett said. Nothing has been decided yet i n t he f i na l reg u la r season standings, making this week important. W hile t he Mean Green is tied w it h t he Pioneers and Hilltoppers for second place, Florida International

The Script: Three teams remain conference favorites Opinion

By Sean Gorman

Senior Staff Writerw In the midst of an interest ing a nd entertaining NFL season, spor t s f a n s m ay have noticed t hat they have another reason not to resort to watching baseba l l i n t hei r f ree time when the NBA season opened this week. A long w it h Charles Barkley’s fool i sh nes s, Ron A r test ’s drama a nd A llen Iverson’s blatant disregard for his teammates, it is clear that this NBA season will have an elite class of teams that is easy to separate from the league’s mediocre organizations. W h i le e v er y one s e em s con f ident about who w i l l be playing in June this year, analysts have varying views about who will emerge from the NBA’s elite as the league cha mpion for t he 2009-10 season. With this ongoing debate in mind, it’s impor ta nt to examine the NBA Eastern and Western Conference’s hierarchy.

sometimes point guard) Hedo Turkgolu could cause problems. Vince Carter is competent, but any time one of the two most important players on a contending group’s roster is replaced t here i s a huge potentia l risk for some disappointment. The Mag ic relied on Turkgolu to run the offense on many plays, and Carter is more of a pure scorer than anything. If Carter can gel with the team and adapts to a role similar to Turkgolu’s, they will return to the finals. If Carter forces the issues and tries to continue his style of scor i ng f i rst a nd pa ssi ng second, they will only go as far as the Conference SemiFinals.

Sean Gorman

Orlando Magic It’s strange to see the least amount of support for t he tea m t hat represented t he East in the finals last year, but the loss of forward (and

Photo by Ryan Bibb / Photographer

Michelle Young, an undeclared freshman and lead scorer for the Mean Green, plays in the Oct. 11 game against Troy University. The Mean Green take on Denver this weekend in its final regular season game before going to Florida for the Sun Belt Conference Championships.

These questions about Shaq a re not t he on ly considerat ion, as Ja mes improv ing on his outside game and the continued grow th of guard Mo Williams are important too. The role players have done almost enough, putting Lebron in a position to win last year against the Magic. If Shaq’s presence makes them better, this team will do what they set out to do. If not, they’re the same team as last year and Lebron efforts will be in vain once again.

Boston Celtics

Injuries, injuries, injuries. It’s quite simple w it h t his team — if the big three stays hea lt hy a nd t he chemistr y with point guard Rajon Rondo remains stable, the team will likely win a championship. If one of the big three goes down during playoff time like the “Big Ticket” last year, t hey will advance in the playoffs but w ill be on t he outside Cleveland Cavaliers As much as he would like looking in. The additions of Rasheed it, t he Cava l ier’s cha nces of success doesn’t exact ly Wallace and Marquis Daniels provide for much needed depth depend on Lebron James. James has done everything — all this team needs to do is he can and the team has come stay healthy and their tough up just short over t he last defense and playoff experience three years, so it’s clear that along w ith pure talent and the burden is on his team- great coaching will be enough mates with the understanding to hang banner No. 18. that James will continue to play at the same ridiculous level. Does Shaq have enough in the tank? Will he be able to get out of Lebron’s way when he drives to the lane?

University is alone in first place. The Mean Green needs a Panther loss and a win to secure

first place, but could end up as low as fourth going into the tournament. “We understand we’re going

to face quality competition every week,” Hedlund said. “There are enough good teams in this conference for it to be that way.”

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Justin 8-6

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Frightening Flicks for a Fun Halloween

Campus Chat What is your favorite horror movie?

By Brooke Cowlishaw / Scene Editor / OPINION Too old to trick-or-treat? We are, too. So the Daily staff compiled a list of our favorite horror flicks for those who prefer to stay in on All Hallows Eve.

“‘Stigmata’ because it brought up some interesting topics like the Bible, and it made the lead character go through all the phases of stigmata.”

Angela Lomas

Biology sophomore


“My favorite horror movie is ‘It’ because I like how the clown changes into an alien and all of the characters are really cool.”

Christina Duncan Marketing senior

We like zombie movies that aren’t so, well, zombie-ish. The monsters in this 2002 film aren’t simply reanimated corpses – they’ve contracted a virus never intended to get out of the laboratory. Needless to say, the masses are infected, and what you get are lots of people with lots of murderous rage. If you’re still in the mood for zombies at the end, go ahead and rent the sequel, “28 Weeks Later,” too.

Runner-up: “Shaun of the Dead” (2004)

Best Monster Movie: “Alien”

Best Paranormal Movie: “The Shining” Best Slasher Movie: “Psycho” This Alfred Hitchcock film, released in 1960, is THE classic slasher flick. If it seems kitschy and cliché now, that’s because this is the movie that invented the clichés. The story revolves around the infamous Bates Motel – a once-popular stop-off for travelers, now a shady establishment run by a guy a little too fond of his mother. Let’s just say it’s a bad sign if all the rooms are vacant. Best line: “We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?”

Runner-up: “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974)

Another hotel setting. Seeing a pattern? This horror masterpiece has everything a scary movie should: ghosts, blood, a psychotic Jack Nicholson and an abandoned location hours from civilization. It even has a naked woman, but we don’t think anyone will be aroused once everything’s said and done. If you think you’ve got cabin fever, you ain’t Even if you aren’t a fan of sequel after sequel of seen nothin’ till you’ve seen this 1980 classic. this 2004 movie, you have to hand it to “Saw”: It uses gore to the fullest extent. In fact, we’d say it takes gore and torture to a new level, putting them on a Runner-up: “The Sixth Sense” (1999) sky-high pedestal and sadistically parading them on-screen like a new car. In terms of being an iconic killer, we dare say The Jigsaw Killer is this decade’s Freddy Krueger, and the success of this six-movie franchise is proof.

Best Gory Movie: “Saw”

Runner-up: “Hostel” (2005)

This 1979 film deserves its title because it was revolutionary in introducing the outer-space-horror genre. What can you do when you’re billions of miles from Earth and something goes wrong? The answer: not much. These monsters might not be blood-thirsty or covered in hair, but perhaps their non-cliché nature makes them that much scarier. If the Face Hugger alone doesn’t give you nightmares, we might start questioning your humanity.

Runner-up: “Nosferatu” (1921)

Scariest Movie: “The Exorcist” Werewolf: silver bullet. Vampire: wooden stake through the heart. Psychotic killer: anything that would destroy a human. But you can’t kill the devil. That’s why we chose this 1973 tale as the scariest of them all, the story of a young girl’s demonic possession that continues to haunt audiences. It’s scary because it’s so real for many people – in fact, it’s based on the true story of a documented exorcism in 1949. Watch it. Be scared. Thank us later.

Runner-up: “The Shining” (1980)


Best Zombie Movie: “28 Days Later”

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International Food of Denton 509 Sunset Drive Denton By Melissa Boughton & Chris Speight Senior Staff Writer & Contributing Writer

International Food of Denton at 609 Sunset Drive seems to have its heart in the right place, but it could use a little help in the kitchen. A pale-blue sign next to Arsenal Tattoos marks International Food’s modest exterior in the Sunset Center commercial complex. Walking in, the place is reminiscent of a small hole-in-the-wall place you’d find after stepping off a boat somewhere in the Mediterranean. The music sounds like something you’d hear at a restaurant in that part of the world, so it was appropriate. White Christmas lights give nice ambient lighting for the meal. They’re hung from the ceiling throughout

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the restaurant. The dining space is intimate, comparable in size to an average classroom on campus. On the wall are the cashier and the foods section of International Food, an interesting feature. Here, you can buy goods like red and green lentils, date-filled cookies and various types of oils, among other international treats. A pleasant mural of an old GrecoRoman city adorns the wall across from the entrance, where the kitchen is located. The staff is warm and happy. The employees talk to all the patrons frequently, both newbies and regulars, and are attentive to their needs. The restaurant is also clean and pleasing to the eye. But don’t expect to be as wowed by the food as you are by the atmosphere. Starting with the hummus, there was something missing. The appetizer was lighter in color than most other hummus, and was a bit on the bland side. It could have been better if there was more garlic. On a side note, no alcoholic drinks are served at International Food, but you can bring your own. A Greek salad arrived promptly and was not on par with expectations. Traditional Greek salads have a

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The lamb kabab at International Food of Denton, at 509 Sunset Dr., comes with sautéed vegetables, rice and a side of tzatziki sauce. tomato base, whole olives, feta cheese, basil, cilantro, olive oil and optional cucumbers. This salad had a lettuce base, which is OK, but there were only two slices of tomato in it. There was also a strange, acidic quality to the salad from the dressing that overpowered the dish. A gyro costs a mere $5.99. The lamb meat in the gyro is very good, but the rest is nothing special. Instead of a thick, soft and warm pita, it was thin and burnt on the edges, making for a pretty crunchy meal. The lamb kabobs served with rice and sautéed veggies were also a disappointment. The lamb was overcooked and required double the normal number of chews, meaning the only way to eat it was with the tzatziki dip. This would have been fine if the dip were good. It tasted like mint, had an unusual, slightly watery texture and did not taste like cucumber at all. There was the same acidic quality with it as the Greek salad. Finally, the baklava dessert had a good taste, but was just too hard to eat. It tasted like it was frozen and then microwaved until hot. It was similar to cutting a piece of rubber. The

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cinnamon and walnut flaky pastry could not Cleanliness even be cut through. Service Again, if you wanted to eat this dish, it Affordability required quite a lot of Atmosphere chewing. Food Quality Leaving with a sore jaw and acidic aftertaste, Also, it was $23.24 for the Greek we weren’t thrilled with International Food. This eatery seems on the brink salad, lamb kabobs and an iced tea, of something extraordinary if it can which was a little much for the quality of the meal. nail down some culinary issues.


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”Psycho Killer,” Talking Heads ”Thriller,” Michael Jackson ”(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” Blue Oyster Cult

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Thrice, the easy-listen rock band hailing from Orange County, Calif., has begun its new U.S. tour alongside East-Coast band Brand New. Thrice is promoting its eighth album, “Beggars,” released in August. The album is the return of Thrice’s upbeat style, swaying from the band’s latest experimental album, “The Alchemy Index.” Bassist Ed Breckinridge took time to answer a few questions about the band and its new tour:

”My Boyfriend’s Back,” The Raveonettes ”The Living Dead,” Phantom Planet

Q: Are you close to Brand New? Breckinridge: Well, we did a full U.S. tour with them, and I think, easily, everyone in our band can say that it was the most fun we had on tour ever. It was a really good music vibe as well as hanging out and having fun and sharing

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Q: What are you doing to get ready for your tour? Breckinridge: We’re trying to play some songs that we haven’t really played very much in the past. Just trying to mix it up a bit since we’ve been a band touring for almost nine years. Some of them are songs that people like to hear, but I think people that have come to see us many times want to see something different. Q: What’s different about your newest album from your albums in the past? Breckinridge: We got back in the studio for this album, and it was like starting over in a way. Everything felt really fresh again. A lot of the songs developed really well and really quickly. It was really inspired by a lot of bands that we’ve played with live and records we’ve been listening to. There’s a lot of subtle influences and a lot that we learned from doing “The Alchemy Index.”

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The band Thrice, originally from Orange County, Calif., is on a U.S. tour promoting its eighth album, “Beggars.” The group will play tonight in Dallas. ideas. It was a really great time, and I’m really glad that we’re doing it again. Q: What are you looking forward to about touring this time? Breckinridge: I’m really excited about playing these new songs live. At our shows in the past few months, people have seemed to really have a good time with the new songs. Sometimes when we play new stuff, people take a while to warm up to them. I think people are connecting to them a little bit faster, and that’s encouraging to us. The songs are fun to play live, and I think it should be a great tour.

Q: Is there a certain city that you seem to get more energy from when you play live? Breckinridge: Since our band has changed quite a bit, I think the way that our music has progressed and think that people have also kind of progressed with us. They not only like the energy of certain songs, but also the push and pull of the more dramatic, mellow side of the music. A lot of the cities that are really music friendly, and there’s a lot to do in the immediate area. Texas has always been really fun for us. Thrice will play at 7 p.m. tonight at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas.

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room. A Nintendo Wii v ideo game system was the prize for winning the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest. On Thursday, jurors found Entercom Sacramento LLC, a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based E ntercom Com mu n ic at ion s Corp., liable for the actions of its employees at Sacramento radio station KDND-FM. The station fired 10 employees after the death.

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