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silver taps Aug. 11, 1989 - Jan. 26, 2012 Nicholas James Garbarino

Respected friend, loving husband “A man who made an impact on lives and the world around him.”

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The Battalion An adventurer at heart, Nick Garbarino could make the dullest moment fun and entertaining. More than once he and a buddy took a couple of canoes down to the Brazos River with nothing more than a water filter and military rations. Nicholas James Garbarino died January 26 after a battle with cancer. Before he died, Nick was married for a little more than a year-and-a-half to Andi Garbarino. Andi said she thought of Nick as the most intelligent and imaginative man she has ever known, but also one of the most humble. “It didn’t matter if you weren’t even half as intelligent as him, you still felt like you were important and could totally be yourself around him,” Andi said. Nick was the kind of person who

Nicholas James Garbarino, senior mechanical engineering major

saw people for who they are, loved them and listened to them. “He was the most wonderful husband a girl could ask for — he took good care of me and loved me well,” Andi said. Nick and Andi were camp counselors when they met at Camp Peniel, where Nick was a favorite to all the campers and known as “The Captain.” Nick loved everything about camp. He wanted to work at Camp Peniel full-time, though he would have been a shoe-in at FMC Engineering, where

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When Dolly the sheep was cloned from an adult cell and born in 1996, a new world of biological research was lifted from the pages of science fiction. More than 15 years later, cloning has reentered the public eye in the form of cloned animals used to produce food for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, announced controversially in 2008 that meat and milk from cloned cattle, sheep, swine, goats and their offspring were determined to be safe to eat. More recently, the FDA has indicated that products made from cloned animals are not likely to need special labels, though no official decision has been made public. Both announcements raised concerns among some consumers about the safety of such products and possible side effects of eating cloned food animal products. Mark Westhusin, veterinary physicology and pharmacology professor, said these fears are unfounded. “Based on what has been studied,

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May 26, 1990 - March 13, 2012 Michael Chris Kaitson

Infectious smile, caring spirit “He could bring a room alive.”

Kevin Smith

The Battalion Michael Kaitson, junior business major, is remembered as a loyal friend, protector and caring member of the Aggie family. He played the role of protector for his younger siblings, was a valued friend as a fraternity brother in Sigma Alpha Epsilon and exuded life to those he met. Among Kaitson’s talents and pleasures, friends said he was a standout basketball player. “One of my favorite things about Michael was his smile,” said Angie Kaitson, Michael’s mother. “He was always bouncing into the kitchen trying to make me laugh. He used to pick me up and swing me around — which was really funny because I’m 5’4” and he’s about 6’3” — and he would do the same thing with his younger siblings. He could bring a room alive, for sure.”

Michael Chris Kaitson, junior business major

Along with his ability to cheer everyone up, Michael was also said to have been a friend to everyone. “He was a very social and lovable person,” said Chris Kaitson, Michael’s father. “He had so many diverse interests. He could do anything and enjoy it. Michael was like the United Nations: he got along with everybody. He never did meet a stranger.” Two things Michael loved most were sports and music. If he wasn’t playing sports, Michael was learning the latest riff on the guitar or improving his skills See Kaitson on page 2

Researchers consider ethics, safety, cost of consuming cloned meats there’s no evidence that there are any safety issues with the milk or meat from clones when compared to other animals,” Westhusin said. Although Westhusin was not aware of any continuing cloning projects at the University, Texas A&M has strong scientific ties to cloning advancements. Researchers at A&M have cloned more species of animals than those at any other institution in the world. Successful clones include the first cloned bull, “Second Chance,” several piglet litters, the first cloned domestic cat, “Copy Cat,” and the first cloned horse in North America, “Paris Texas.” Advocates of animal cloning for commercial purposes say fears about the safety of cloned meats comes from a misunderstanding of the cloning process. See Cloning on page 3

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Chilean telescope, Magellan, explores next frontier Michal Ann Morrison


This graphic depiction of the Giant Magellan Telescope has a human figure in the lower left corner to illustrate the scale of the project.

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The Battalion The groundbreaking for the construction of a telescope several days ago in Chile marked the beginning of Texas A&M University’s involvement in an international scientific undertaking. The Giant Magellan Telescope is anticipated to be significantly more powerful than the Hubble Telescope and will have the capability to provide information about undiscovered planets and other forms of life in space. Located on a peak of the Las Campanas Mountain in the Andes Mountains at a height of 8,500 feet, the telescope will gather precise data through infrared light at an extremely high resolution. Nicholas Suntzeff, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, said A&M is part of a group of universities and countries raising money to fund

the enormous project. “Texas A&M has a 10 percent share of the cost, and we’ve raised about a third of the money at this point,” Suntzeff said. “As we raise money, we have to plan to build instruments for the telescope, which will be built by various partners. A&M is hoping to receive a contract to build one of these instruments.” In order to receive a contract to contribute an instrument to the telescope, Texas A&M began work on the construction of a specialized instrument, a GMAC. Jennifer Marshall, a research scientist, is guiding these efforts through the Munnerlyn Astronomical Instrumentation Lab in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. “A GMAC is a wide field, multiobject optical spectrograph that will be

High tech # GMAC is a wide-field, multiobject, moderateresolution, optical spectrograph designed for the Giant Magellan Telescope by partners at Texas A&M, Johns Hopkins University, and Carnegie Observatories. # The device detects the faintest possible targets in space.

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texas Rain forecasted in Texas during April, May SAN ANTONIO — An unusually wet winter that brought badly needed relief to a state suffering through a historic drought is no guarantee that bone-dry conditions won’t return to Texas later this year, the National Weather Service warned state officials Monday. “We’re in a positive phase of getting out of the drought,” meteorologist Barry Goldsmith said. “But notice I’m mincing my words. We’re not out of the woods just yet.” Soaking rains since December have saturated parts of Texas with as much as 12 inches more rain than normal for this time of year, injecting color and growth back into browned and brittle landscapes. There should be even more rainfall in April and May across the state, Goldsmith said. But after that, Goldsmith said, all bets are off. He said only a tropical storm or hurricane this summer can likely completely extinguish statewide drought conditions, particularly in West Texas, where much of the region remains in the two most severe stages of drought.

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on the piano. “On the music side, he played piano, drums, guitar. He loved to rap — he loved all different types of music,” Chris said. “There have been several testimonies of car-ride rap concerts. He was always the life of the party, so to speak.” Michael was as skilled at music as with sports. James Lassen, junior accounting major, said Michael loved basketball and was really good. “He made a lot of people look dumb on the court,” Lassen said. Michael was also an active and valued member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. “He was funny, loyal and just fun to be around,” said

Lassen, one of Michael’s fraternity pledge brothers. “He was always down to hang out and just be there when you needed someone.” Will Ritter, president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, chose the poem “Turn Again To Life” by Mary Lee Hall to be read at his funeral. “The poem reveals something about Michael’s character,” said Ritter, a junior agricultural economics major. “It says, ‘For my sake turn again to life and smile … Complete these dear unfinished tasks of mine, and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.’ Michael would want us to keep moving and living because he is the type of man who looks out for the best interest and well-being of those around him.” After graduating, Michael aspired to continue to law

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he was hired as a student engineer his junior year. Even Nick’s appearance was campy. “[He] was scruffy, and fairly menacing. The children, though, saw right through that exterior to the man who loved them, and they loved him back, shadowing and idolizing him,” said Nick’s father, Richard Garbarino. Nick’s father met many of Nick’s friends during his son’s battle with cancer. Richard said he was struck by the diversity of those who visited Nick in the hospital, as well as at the funeral where more than 600 paid their respects. “They shared with me their view of my little boy as a man that was loved and respected — a man who made an impact on their lives and the world around him,” Richard said. “I cannot express how much it meant to know that Nick’s life, though short, was full, and full of meaning.” Nick was also a man of strong, definite beliefs. In his father’s words, these were not mere philosophies, but convictions that guided his actions. Nick was a follower of Jesus Christ, and saw the complexity of the universe as inconsistent with the random, natural cosmos theorized by current science. “Nick believed in the God of the Bible, and that God has chosen from mankind those to be

school. “He always had a knack for debating and swaying you toward his view of things,” Angie said. “He was really driven in everything he did and was determined to make it into law school and be a lawyer like his father.” Michael loved A&M and could relate to the kindness of people in Aggieland because that’s who he was, a caring person. “He only applied to two schools, UT and A&M,” Chris said. “When he visited Austin, he said there wasn’t a feeling of family there. I think he chose A&M because everyone is nice and kind, like him. He fit right in.” Michael’s life will be honored during Silver Taps at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in Academic Plaza.

His own. Nick counted himself in that number,” Richard said. “While not fatalistic concerning his illness and death, Nick reluctantly accepted that his situation was part of the grand plan of his sovereign God.” One of Nick’s close friends, Garrett Kaiser, and his wife, Hannah, married at age 19, not unlike Nick and Andi, who were married the day before at age 20. The two young couples were part of the same community, living across the street from each other, and Nick was quick to invite the Kaisers to his married couples Bible study. “Nick was a life-breather, and by that I mean that Nick constantly lifted the spirits of those he was around,” Kaiser said. Nick was thoughtful and respectful of others, though he stood for what he saw as right, even if unpopular. “As probably the most honest and blunt person I knew, Nick really knew how to make people take a step back and look at reality how it really was,” Kaiser said. Celeste Garbarino, Nick’s mother, said Nick loved to discuss his political opinions with anyone who would take the time to debate with him. “He was passionate about trying to change our government for the better,” Celeste said. “He was patriotic and proud to be a Texan and an Aggie.” Nick’s life will be honored during Silver Taps at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in Academic Plaza.

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Naila Dhanani: Embrace the potential benefits of cloning


ifteen years after the birth of Dolly, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell, debates still arise over the practice of cloning, particularly regarding the safety of consuming cloned animal products. Ordinary consumers should feel safe eating cloned products, no concern necessary. “Livestock cloning has proven an effective means of improving animal health and overall livestock production in an efficient and sustainable manner,” according to a press release from ViaGen, an Austin-based livestock cloning lab. ViaGen is spot on. The science of cloning has existed for decades, and it is completely reasonable to expect grocery stores to sell cloned meat for human consumption. In January 2008, the U.S. became

the first country to announce food from cloned animals is safe to consume. Stephen F. Sundlof, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in 2008, wrote in a 968page risk assessment, “meat and milk from cattle, swine and goat clones are as safe as food we eat every day.” No labels are used in distinguishing cloned products, as there are no differences to label. “Consumers won’t be able to figure it out for themselves. No test distinguishes meat from a cloned ani-

mal from other meat,” said Sundlof, according to reports made by CNN. We should not turn away from cloning technology. It has the ability to increase both the efficiency and quality of the products we consume and food production around the world. Although the U.S. has no shortage of stock animals, there are reports of a shortage of high-quality meat and milk products. By cloning highquality stock, each and every product is guaranteed to be of the highest quality. “You can produce more feedefficient animals and faster-growing animals and spread those genes rapidly through a population,” said ViaGen CEO Blake Russell. ”Cloning is a tool to feed the world.” The head of the Food and Agri-


mutations are transferable only to the animal’s offspring because genes can only be passed on by cellular replication, meaning the offspring of clones also pose no more risk than their clone parents or any natural animal, Westhusin said. Cloning food animals for meat production, however, is unlikely to become a widespread practice unless advancements significantly reduce costs associated with cloning. “It is not commercially viable to produce cloned animals for the marketplace, but may be for reproducing superior genetics in breeding stock,” said Jeffrey Savell, professor and leader of the meat science section in the animal science department and E. M. “Manny” Rosenthal Chair in Animal Science. The cloning process requires labor-intensive precision and multiple attempts to produce a viable embryo. Only exceptional breeding animals with very desirable traits are worth such an investment, Savell said. In a healthy agricultural economy, cloning stock may find commercial application, but current financial climate has not been kind to the Texas

beef industry, and Mother Nature has been anything but motherly. “Last year was the driest year that Texas had on record. There was a 15-month period which was extremely dry, and to top it off we had a really hot and windy summer,” said Jason Cleere, animal science associate professor and Texas AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist. “It was very expensive for ranchers to maintain the cattle through the drought” Drinking water for cattle was scarce, but the drought also scorched the feed supply. Ranchers and producers had to spend extra money to transport feed and hay into the state at record costs, reflecting both the feed shortage and high gas prices. Cattle owners were left with little choice but to downsize herds or sell off completely to the tune of a record 1.113 million head of cattle leaving the state — nearly 300,000 more than in 2010 — according to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Though the recent bouts of rain have been a good start to a possible recovery, more is still needed to re-

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Cloning can be accomplished by several methods, but the most well known technique is somatic cell nuclear transfer. During this procedure, an egg is extracted from a female animal. The nucleus of the egg is then removed and replaced with the nucleus from the cell of the animal to be cloned. The egg is developed into an embryo in a laboratory and then implanted in another female that acts as the surrogate mother and eventually delivers the clone as her own offspring. After completion of the process, the clone is basically an identical twin of the animal whose genetic material was inserted into the emptied egg. If the clone survives development and is born healthy, Westhusin said there is little chance that it has a severe genetic mutation or defect. Even so, such mutations could not be transmitted to people as a result of eating meat or drinking milk from that animal. Unlike bacteria or a virus, genetic

culture Organization of the United Nations Jacques Diouf said in 2009 that global food production will need to double by 2050 to meet demand from an increasing population. These numbers have aroused calls for a second Green Revolution, an agricultural movement attributed to Norman Borlaug, winner of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions in increasing the world food supply. Advances in food supply as it relates to cloned animal products should be at the forefront in meeting demand for meat and dairy products around the world — both in developing countries and in the U.S. “With the World Health Organization predicting a doubling of the world’s population by 2050, this technology and others like it should

be made available to all producers as the global demand for animal products increases,” ViaGen said. Cloning often has a stigma attached to it, yet cloned products are no different than the products we already consume. Consuming cloned animal products may not be for everyone — some may find it unethical or unappetizing. Regardless, the science of cloning is here to stay, and its potential should be embraced. Naila Dhanani is a junior biomedical sciences major and opinion editor for The Battalion


Dolly, born in July 1996, is the first successfully-cloned mammal from an adult somatic cell. build Texas’ withered grass and hay resources before most ranchers begin to rebuild their herds. Even then, it will take several years for enough heifers and cows to become productive enough for the Texas beef industry to return to its size before the drought. With these concerns, Cleere said cloning is low

on the beef industry’s list of priorities and is unlikely to impact the industry in the foreseeable future. “It will have very little to no impact,” Cleere said. “Cloning is very expensive and only practiced on a limited basis on extremely valuable cattle.”

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The Battalion Tempo, energy and â&#x20AC;&#x153;how-toâ&#x20AC;? were the names of the game for head coach Kevin Sumlin and the Aggie football team as they concluded their second practice of the spring Monday at the football practice fields. Practicing for the last time in shorts before donning pads, the Aggiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; focus remained on learning new schemes on both sides of the ball and adapting to a rapid increase in drill speed. Sumlin complimented the pace of the workout and said he anticipates a change in the practice dynamic as contact is gradually incorporated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tempo was better, and it should be, getting on and off the field and getting lined up,â&#x20AC;? Sumlin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just as we were getting that figured out, we were installing new stuff on offense and defense. We talked after practice about getting the pads tomorrow â&#x20AC;Ś the sounds are different and there are actual collisions. Some guys start playing better, the games slows down for them and some guys disappear.â&#x20AC;? The Aggies are unique in that the start of spring practices is launching at a time


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in anticipation for spring practice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Jackson] has been great,â&#x20AC;? Nwachukwu said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has a great system going, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been getting us excited in the weight room and when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re running. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s added a lot of excitement, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just ready to start rolling.â&#x20AC;? Already addressing two major concerns from the 2011 season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; two that directly contributed to several second-half debacles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A&M coaches have become particularly stingy in limiting dropped passes and turnovers. The Aggies committed 64 drops and ranked 106th in turnover margin, numbers that would guarantee a slot in the cellar of the SEC. Nwachukwu said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s noticed an increase in the scrutiny of sloppy play, a change that the team will need to embrace if they want to compete in the toughest division in college football. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Sumlin] came here to win,â&#x20AC;? Nwachukwu said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can see that in his eyes, you can see that every day in practice. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trying to win. Any missed opportunity that we have, any dropped ball, interception or turnover is definitely emphasized. Those are mistakes weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get fixed.â&#x20AC;?



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2bd/1ba apartment, 800sq. ft. New appliances, carpeting and tile. W/D. bus-route. $575/mo. 210-391-4106.

$450 +1/4 utilities; 4yr old 4/2/2 w/fenced yard, Dove Crossing; W/D/Cable/WiFi; furnished except bedrooms; no shuttle; male tenants preferred as current occupants are male students; two 10’x11’ rooms for Summer + Fall 2012 and Spring + Summer 2013. Danny at 713-305-4689 or 1,2,3,4 bedroom apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Available May or August. 979-693-4900. 1/1, 1/1.5 loft, 2/2, 3/3. Spacious, open, granite, ceramic, ceilings of 9’, 14’, 17’. Full size W/D, patios/balconies, walk-in closets, cable/internet. Owner/Broker. 979-777-5477


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2bd/1ba duplex, extra nice! W/D, remodeled, fenced front and backyard. Designer extras. Convenient to everything! One week free. College Station. 979-422-3427. Call for specials. 2bd/1ba. Townhouse style units. Include W/D, <1-mile from campus. 2bd/2.5ba unique floorplans w/balcony views of Kyle Field. Brand new luxury apartment condos. Fullsize stainless steel appliances, W/D, designer ammenities granite/wood/tile, bus stop. Only 36units on Holleman at Wolf Pen.,, 979-776-6079. 2bd/2ba 4-plex. Spacious floorplan, W/D connections, close to campus. $550/mo. 979-776-6079. 2bd/2ba Duplex for rent. 115 Kleine in College Station. $900/month. 4-yrs old w/tile floors in living-room, bathrooms and kitchen. W/D and refrigerator included. Pet friendly. Call 979-696-6839/text 979-229-2171.

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3bdr w/study or 4bdr/2ba House. 2-Blocks to campus. Refrigerator, W/D, $1100/mo. 105 Fleetwood. 832-541-6450. 4+bedroom Duplex for rent. 113 Kleine in College Station. $1600/mo. 4-yrs old w/large back-yard. 4bd/4ba +office, and storage room. Tile floors in living-room, bathrooms and kitchen. W/D and refrigerator included. Pet friendly. Call 979-696-6839/text 979-229-2171. 4-5bd/2ba house. Walk to campus! 504 Kyle Street. Available August 1st. $1650/mo. W/D, lawncare, pest control provided. 979-492-1983. 4/2 and 5/2 houses, CS, available August, updated, all appliances, great backyards, large living rooms, W/D, close to campus, no pets. 979-731-8257.

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Female volunteers who think they might be experiencing a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) are needed to participate in a 2 day clinical research study of an investigational study medication for the pain that is associated with a UTI. Symptoms of a UTI include: Pain, Burning and Frequency when urinating. Eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • UTI Assessments by a Study Doctor • Antibiotics for their UTI • Study Medication • Compensation up to $100.00 for time and effort Eligible volunteers will be required to make 2 office visits. There is no cost to you for participating in this research study. For more information please contact:

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able to observe some of the most distant galaxies in the universe,â&#x20AC;? Marshall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a unique instrument in that it has a very wide field of view for a 30-meter class telescope, so astronomers will be able to observe hundreds of these distant galaxies at one time using GMACs.â&#x20AC;? Marshall said she is confident A&M will be chosen to contribute the GMAC instrument to the Giant Magellan Telescope project. She said that, if A&M is selected from its six competitors, construction will begin within the next year and will take six years to complete. While three major telescopes are currently being built around the world, Suntzeff said the Giant Magellan Telescope has the most potential. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe that our telescope is easier to build and will be in the sky before anyone else,â&#x20AC;? Suntzeff said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With this large of a telescope, we have an incredible opportunity to do some amazing science. We will have the capability of looking for life elsewhere in the universe, of imaging planets that have not yet been discovered. We will be able to see to the other side of the universe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; images so


A GMAC is a tool that will aid in observation of distant galaxies in the universe. deep that we can actually see where the universe actually formed.â&#x20AC;? In addition to its potential for scientific discovery, Suntzeff said the project is also particularly significant for Texans. Texas A&M is working in partnership with the University of Texas to collaborate on the project. Suntzeff said it is a sign that the universities will work together more frequently on academic projects in the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surprising how little cooperation has ever existed academically; this is really the first major project that the two universities have had together,â&#x20AC;? Suntzeff said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They wanted it to be a Texas effort.â&#x20AC;?

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