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TEXAS grant shortage State budget cuts leave low-income students with less aid Jake Walker

The Battalion Due to recent budget cuts passed by the Texas Legislature, some students will have to make do with less financial aid in the form of the TEXAS Grant for the next academic school year. The TEXAS, Towards Excellence, Access and Success, Grant was established in 1999 to assist academically successful students in paying for college. To receive a TEXAS Grant, the student must be a Texas resident, be enrolled in at least nine semester hours, have not been convicted of a crime involving a controlled substance and have an estimated family contribution of less than $4,000. In the past, students were awarded approximately $4,400 to $7,400 per year, depending on the type of institution they attended. More money was awarded to students attending a public university, and less for students attending a technical college. Although the program is consistently supported by the Texas Legislature, it has recently been met with high demands and funding concerns. “Recent reductions in the funding has resulted in limited funding and in some cases no funding for new students entering college that are qualified students,” said Bridgette Ingram, See TEXAS Grant on page 3

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Coach instills blue-collar mentality Michael Rodriguez

The Battalion When you stand by Aggie head baseball coach Rob Childress, there is a silence about him, yet his message is communicated loud and clear. “His message is to take one game at a time, because you never know when your last game is going to be,” said senior starting pitcher Ross Stripling. “Coach said to us, ‘What if this was your last game? Play with a fire,’ and I think this team has embodied that.” For a student-athlete going through the grind of a 56-game baseball season, the brevity of a college career is sometimes overlooked, but Childress’ philosophy cements the foundation of hustle and hard work that has built his team. “I stress effort and attitude and those are the only two things. We’re going to out hustle you and out compete you from when the first pitch is thrown,” Childress said. “If we do that, the scoreboard will take care of itself.” Childress has been the Aggies’ head ball coach since 2005. He preaches strong pitching, defense and aggressive base running. While other programs recruit flashy student-athletes, Childress said he looks for athletes who will fit his system. “None of our players were premiere recruits. We recruited kind of in our image, blue collar, hard-nosed guys, and they’re told that on their visit. When you come here, it will be the hardest thing you’ve ever done but it will be the most rewarding,” Childress said. Senior first baseman Jacob House said Childress stresses the importance of hard work and accomplishing goals. “I think coach does a good job relaying his message, keeping us motivated and giving us goals every day,” House said.

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Going Pro Where he stands See where Ryan Tannehill ranks among his peers at the position. These stats, among others, are considered by NFL general managers and scouts when selecting prospects on draft day.

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Legs 40-yard dash in seconds Robert Griffin III 4.48 Ryan Tannehill 4.65 Andrew Luck 4.67 Kirk Cousins 4.84 Brandon Weeden 4.89

Tannehill stock soars as NFL draft nears Austin Meek

The Battalion Just one day before the draft, pundits are as confused about senior quarterback Ryan Tannehill as ever. The man will go down in Aggie lore not only for his passing prowess, but also for the speed and precision with which he ran his routes back during his days as a wide receiver. After being converted from a pass catcher, Tannehill registered 19 starts behind center, and this versatility has become a polarizing topic among NFL circles. Can a player with less than 20 college starts under his belt handle the rigors of the NFL? If he couldn’t even win his own starting quarterback job until his junior year, is he really worth building a franchise around as a top-10 pick? Pat Dye, the gunslinger’s agent, said that what Tannehill lacks in film footage is made up for by his “prototypical measurables.” “His height, weight, speed, arm strength, is tops,” Dye said. “Then … you throw in the intangibles that are off the charts: the character, the work ethic, the intelligence, his ability to talk football

and translate it on the boards.” Tannehill’s ride up the draft charts has been an unorthodox one. After throwing for 3,744 yards and 29 touchdowns in his final season in Aggieland, he was considered a late first-round selection. He then sustained a foot injury, which kept him out of the Senior Bowl and other showcases, but wowed teams enough with his tape and interviewing skills that he continued inching toward the top of the board. Now, he’s considered one of this year’s premier talents and will most likely be selected among the top-10 picks. “To come back from having surgery and having a screw inserted in his foot, to come back and work out the way he has at his pro day and his private workouts, I think is really remarkable,” Dye said. “He’s held up physically and mentally. Now I think he’s just probably ready, like everybody else is, to find out where he’s going to be.” Tannehill has drawn significant interest from the Cleveland Browns, who pick in the No. 4 slot, and the Miami See Tannehill on page 2

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Dolphins, who will make the No. 8 selection with the help of new offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, Tannehill’s coach while at Texas A&M. “If it’s Cleveland, he’ll be thrilled to go there,” Dye said. “If it’s Miami, he’ll be thrilled to go there. If it’s Kansas City at 11, he’ll be thrilled to go there, and likewise with Seattle at 12. I think he’s thrilled to be discussed in the top half of the first round. It’s an exciting time, yet it’s a stressful time, because you just don’t know, and anything you hear from a team right now you’ve just got to take with a grain of salt.” Senior receiver Ryan Swope said he’s excited for his former quarterback and knows that, more than anything else, he wants the process to finalize so he can begin preparing to become the face of the franchise that selects him. “I actually talked to him today and I think he’s very ready to get this going, and I can’t wait for him,” Swope said. “He did some

great things while he was here. I have a great connection with Ryan and hope for the best for him.” Junior political science major Ryan Funderberg said he thinks Tannehill will pull a page from LeBron James’ book and take his talents to South Beach. “Miami just makes the most sense,” Funderberg said. “The offense he ran with Sherman here at A&M was a pro-style scheme, and it’d be much easier to transition there than in Cleveland or anywhere else.” Rarely has there been such contentious national debate on an NFL prospect, but that may be because there’s never been a prospect quite like Ryan Tannehill. “For a guy that only has 19 starts to be discussed in the top-10 picks when you’ve got two guys as talented as Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III already in the draft, and presumably being taken one and two off the board, it’s rare to have a talent like either one of those guys, much less two of them, much less three of them with Ryan thrown in the mix,” Dye said. “It’s a unique situation and we’re all anxious to see where it’s going to work out.”

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Head coach Rob Childress speaks to freshman right hand pitcher Gandy Stubblefield during the UT-Arlington game. This is Childress’ seventh season as head coach. their potential because he’s developed the same guy.” trust in the group. As the season heads into May, Chil“When we talk to recruits we always dress’ Aggies have hit a rough patch. say a couple of things about him. He’s After rising to No. 2 in the nation, the the best man you know. He’s the best team dropped five consecutive games, man I know. He is the most honest man including a sweep at the hands of rival I know,” said associate head coach Andy Baylor. With a little help, though, the Sawyers. “In athletics when you have Aggies could still contend for the Big egos, agendas, people want to play… 12 regular season title for the last time honesty from the man in charge is a very as conference members. When the time important trait and that is what I believe comes, A&M will also look to claim its sets him apart from everyone else.” third-consecutive Big 12 tournament So, has Coach Childress changed title. throughout the years? Post-season success, though, will re“Well he’s not as skinny as he used to quire the character of this team to mimic be, and he’s a little greyer now,” Sawyers that of the man who stands quietly, yet joked. “He’s the same man he was as a maintains a loud message — intensity 27-year-old assistant at Nebraska to be a and blue-collar hard work. pitching coach when I was a senior. He’s

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eligible incoming students. Wyatt also said students renewing their TEXAS Grants would continue to be awarded, assuming they are still meeting program eligibility. There are still many other federal and state grant options available to students who show financial need and meet other grant specific qualifications. For example, the Federal TEACH Grant is available to students intending to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Other examples include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant and the Texas Public Education Grant. Texas A&M offers programs to eligible students such as the Texas Aggie Grant, Texas Aggie Graduate Grant and the University Incentive Grant. There has been discussion within the U.S. Department of Education to consolidate all federal grant programs into one program, but it is not likely that this approach will be implemented in either the federal or state grant programs. “State grant programs will likely continue to remain distinct in their eligibility and awarding requirements,” Ingram said. Students can have eligibility for these grant options determined by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the Texas Application for State Financial Aid and the International Student Financial Aid Application. Links to these forms are available at financialaid.tamu.edu. Students needing assistance in completing the forms can meet with a Scholarships and Financial Aid advisor on the second floor of the Pavilion.

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a director of Scholarships and Financial Aid. “Nor does it allow students awarded to receive a full TEXAS Grant.” The reductions leave it up to colleges and universities to fill the gap left by less funding to the grant program. “Texas A&M has to be more strategic in awarding other financial aid dollars to try to fill the gap left by less funding,” said DeLisa Falks, executive director of Scholarships and Financial Aid. “In some cases we can assist to help fill some of the gap, however, not the entire gap.” John Wyatt, assistant director of external relations at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, said the state legislature faced difficult decisions during the most recent session where direct state resources, and nearly every sector of the state budget, saw reductions — grant funding included. “The budget approved by the Legislature for TEXAS Grants for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 was about 10 percent lower than the amount approved for the previous biennium,” Wyatt said. It is anticipated due to this reduction in funding, institutions will not be able to award the TEXAS Grant to as many eligible incoming students as before. “Previously, institutions were able to provide initial-year TEXAS Grants to about 70 percent of eligible incoming students,” Wyatt said. At the current funding level, Wyatt said, and under guidelines proposed by the coordinating board, it is estimated that institutions will cover about 50 percent of

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Senior international studies major Russell Stone studies on military walk amidst a setting sun Wednesday.

Dermatologist urges students to avoid dangers of UV rays Michal Ann Morrison

The Battalion With summer fast approaching, many students are looking forward to basking in the sun at the beach or by the pool. While a few hours here or there spent in the sun seem harmless enough, a fast-growing epidemic is making our summer months more dangerous, according to a local dermatologist. Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer that, if not caught in its early stages, can be fatal. Because of the use of tanning beds and prolonged sun exposure without sunscreen — activities common to college students — melanoma has become the most common form of skin cancer for people in their mid 20s. Rachel Moore, a dermatologist at Scott and White Clinic in College Station, said melanoma is becoming a more prominent disease among young people. “Melanoma has been increasing since 10 or 20 years ago amongst a young demographic. Young people spend more time outdoors, and so are developing these skin cancers at a younger age. Although the data sup-

ports that tanning bed use increases your risk for melanoma, the general public hasn’t bought into that yet,” Moore said. In response to the growing trend and media attention, many tanning salons have changed the warning labels on their equipment to educate consumers about the risks of too much exposure to ultraviolet rays. But that does not always keep people from tanning. Katie Anderson, manager of Darque Tan in College Station, said spring is when the salon sees the largest amount of clients. “We see anywhere from 100-300 tanning sessions a day, which is about 1,500 tanning sessions a week,” Anderson said. Tammy Massman, education major, said that while she occasionally goes to a tanning salon, the risks are making her think twice. “I’ve gone a few times before, but I always regret it. I realize it’s not that good for my skin,” Massman said. “I think we have a responsibility to take care of our bodies. Why do we bring attention to not harming ourselves with things like drugs, but not sun

exposure? It’s still hurting our bodies. We treat skin like it’s an exception.” Signs of skin cancer include moles that become asymmetrical, have irregular borders or change in color and size. Annual skin checks with a dermatologist can help detect skin cancer before it becomes too serious. Moore said some people are at a higher risk than others. “Those with light skin or eyes have less natural protection in their skin and will be more susceptible for cancer. People who burn easily and can never get a tan, or anyone with a family history should be even more cautious,” Moore said. Moore said not only does limiting sun exposure save from blistering burns, but from trouble in the long run. Protective measures like wearing sunscreen and limiting sun exposure between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. help lessen the chance of developing skin cancer. “People don’t think about it ‘til later on in life, then they look back and see that it adds up and ages your skin, as well as increasing your risk for skin cancer. There is no safe level of exposure,” Moore said.

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Many aspects of the MSC Flag Room remain the same, even with renovations. The grand piano, cowhide couches, add flags add to the communal atmosphere.

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Matt McCullar: Renovated MSC reinvigorates Aggie experience

united with a group of freshman sat in the newly renovated MSC on a warm for a midnight game of captureSunday afternoon. Although the building was the-flag. If I knew then what the next crowded with students former, present and four years would hold, would future, there was a familiar tone in the air. it make a difference? Would I believe that I could find the unity The baby grand was being the real studying. And although and a sense of belonging that I played as if it never missed a note the fringes of the flags, the lights found with Impact? Would I while students studied for the final of the chandeliers and the brown understand the frustrations that exams of the semester in the Flag of brick never left my mind, my would come studying ancient Room. In my mind, the Memomemory returned to an age when Greek? Could I express to my rial Student Center had not closed I was but a newcomer to Agfreshman self what it means to yell for three years — it seemed that gieland. the Aggies through both victory I was engaging in a tradition that In an instant, I relived watching and defeat — what it’s like to find had filled my collegiate life day-in my family drive away as I masked those quiet corners of campus and day-out. the fear of being on my own with to call my own, or the feeling of In truth, I had not set foot in a high-five to my best friend. I accomplishment and utter pride the MSC since May 2009. Three reminisced the days when I knew that comes with slipping on my years had passed since I set eyes but a handful of people within a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Ring for the on the cowhide chairs or lazily 90-mile radius… 90 miles. There very first time? strolled past the wooden panels. was a time when A&M was a There’s a spirit here can ne’er Without a second thought, my world away from everything I be told. As a freshman, I would hand removed the cap from my knew and loved. not have been able to understand head as I presented myself to the Again, my mind took a seat in how this place could change my building. As was my custom fresh- my very first college classroom — life. As a senior, I cannot express man year, I wandered through which was the wrong one — and how this institution has built me the bookstore before beginning once more I had lunch at Sbisa, or into the man I am today.

The Aggie War Hymn Frank Cox: A former head yell leader’s take on a tradition’s future

here are two verses — not one — to “The War Hymn.” For decades, we have sung the t.u. verse and repeated it, and sadly, it refers to t.u. more times than it does the Aggies.

Even though I am a traditionalist, I like good change, so I propose that we sing the A&M verse, not the t.u. verse. In fact, we should have always sung the A&M verse. Now that we are going to the SEC, now that we won’t even be playing t.u., now that we have left them behind — now is also the time to leave the verse about t.u. behind! How can singing about a team we are not even playing “fire-up” our team? So let’s sing the A&M verse only, dropping the t.u. verse in its entirety. It boils down to this: It’s time to turn the Longhorns loose. Failing to do so would give our new SEC rivals additional ammunition to ridicule us — and, given the legacy of some of the schools’ manners, that’s not something we want to do. The change would put A&M at the forefront of our song rather than t.u. As much as we hate t.u., we love A&M more. We can still hope t.u. loses every football game between now and eternity. But that doesn’t mean they have to be the focus of

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our school’s obsession. We don’t have to abandon what we know altogether — we’ll still sway and saw varsity’s horns off. In fact, we must continue that tradition. It is unique, a kind of recognizable brand for the University and valuable during national television exposure. How can we saw off any horns if not Texas’? It’s simple. Every team we play is a varsity — we don’t play junior varsity squads. And as for the horns, that too is still appropriate to sing against every opponent. I know most of you have seen (and possibly worn) the Aggie T-shirt that says, “Saw off the horns of the wicked.” Opponents may not be “wicked” in the sense of being evil, but they are “wicked” in the sense of being our opponent in a sporting event, and yes, we do want to saw off their wickedness — represented by horns. This change begins with the student body. The words to the A&M verse are printed on this page — learn them. Teach the incoming freshmen this verse. The yell leaders can emphasize it during each Midnight Yell. Then the Association of Former Students needs to send the verse out in its publications. The Athletics Department can publish the verse in football programs. For the first few games, we can run the words on the Jumbotron to ease the transition and encourage participation. With these steps, it won’t take long for

I came here ready to be a student at Texas A&M. But with every penny placed at Sully’s feet, every ‘Here’ at Muster, and every backward step taken as a tour guide, that ‘I’ has slowly been reshaped into the plural. We are the Aggies. The Aggies are we. Though the Memorial Student Center is newly opened, newly renovated and newly designed, students enjoy it the same now as the generations of Aggies did during the past six decades. Our individual experiences, memories and stories are as unique as each student that walks across this campus. They are also the individual brush strokes that together paint the masterpiece known as the Spirit of Aggieland. Matt McCullar is a senior communication major and guest columnist.

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the A&M verse to be the tradition, as it should be. If you agree, tell your student leaders before the semester closes. Decisions are being made about this issue now. Take a stand so that we can make this change once and for all. As our move to the SEC was a lifetime commitment, this too will affect Aggieland for a lifetime. We Aggies have never been afraid of change as long as it is good change. We know this is good change, so let’s get it done. Frank Cox, Class of 1965, is a former head yell leader, 1992 Campus Muster speaker and author of “I Bleed Maroon.”

Taylor Wolken: Generation split reveals misguided priorities

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s my time here draws to a close and I reflect on my years at A&M, I can’t help but feel a disconnect between our generation and those past.

Unlike the greatest generation, the baby boomers and generation X, we, the millennials, generation Y are still desperately seeking an identity. Previous generations faced definitive big-ticket issues from civil war to civil rights and World Wars to Cold Wars and Vietnam. There were winners and losers. Generation Y suffers from a lack of definitive battles to be won. We have the War on Terror, income gaps and gender gaps — all measured in shades of gray. The result is an aimlessness today among our generation that is disconcerting — we don’t tackle one issue, we tackle them all in short passionate spurts. We decided changing our Facebook statuses was an effective way to stop child abuse against all reason. It defied all logic but it was quick, it was easy and, heck, it made us feel good. We donated tens of thousands of dollars by texting Haiti. Never mind that the Haitian government has perfected poverty, ruling the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Never mind as much as 40 percent of donations went to the problem rather than the solution. Then we jumped on the KONY2012 bandwagon, a movement that funded salaries, travel and more videos for the organization while the rest funded a Ugandan military as deplorable as Joseph Kony’s withering and meager Lord’s Resistance Army. We want a cause, an identity, and seem determined to throw as much against the wall as we can until something finally sticks. Don’t wear shoes this week, rage about bullying the next then make sure you put some skittles at the feet of Sul Ross. There is certainly no lack of passion from our generation and no lack of problems in the world; I can only hope that as we grow older and our generation matures we can gain a bit of perspective and focus. World Wars I and II weren’t won in a day on Twitter. The Civil Rights movement didn’t succeed because someone made a status update, “We have rights now FTW!” I hope we can find the dedication and commitment to do the hard work of making the world a better place so when the next generation wants to know about us no one asks “whY?” Taylor Wolken is a senior economics major.

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Subleasing 1bd/1bath in a 2bd/2bath at Campus Village apartments. Furnished, lazy river, $615/month. Available now as well as 8/12-7/13. 713-992-5057 Townhomes 2/1.5+Half, on shuttle, W/D connections, fenced patio, $775-895/mo, ask about student discounts, 979-703-8282.

HELP WANTED Alumni Moving Company www.WildcatMovers.com is looking to hire long term and seasonal movers. Starting pay is $10/hour plus tips with raises available depending on experience, and how quickly you learn. We are looking for hard working, responsible individuals with clean driving records that are capable of driving box trucks. Please stop by 3201 S-Earl Rudder Freeway on Tuesday May 1st during business hours 8am-5pm. Bring resume and drivers license. Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. aggieresponse@gmail.com Build a career, be a CA, The Callaway House is taking applications for Fall 2012-2013, Free Room and Board, Apply at www.americancampus.com Child Care- FT & PT shifts available. Some nights & Saturdays required. Apply in person at 3609 E. 29th St., Bryan. City of College Station, LIFEGUARDS & WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS NEEDED, $8.50/hr, Apply online @ csjobs.cstx.gov or call 979-764-3540 EOE Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. D&D Moving and Storage, Inc. is accepting applications for part-time summer help. Apply in person at 3700 Texas Ave South College Station, TX. Fish Daddy’s and Cheddar’s now interviewing all positions. 1611 University Drive. J. Cody’s hiring cashiers, apply within, 3610 S. College. Must be able to work Tuesday/Thursday nights. No experience necessary, just common sense! Join the crew at Kolache Rolf’s Bakery &enjoy a great working environment, great hours &great pay! Apply at the Rock Prairie location 35.25 Longmire in the Kroger shopping center. Kingwood Country Club in Houston is hiring life guards. No previous experience required. Call us at (800)210-0049 to apply. Kirk Consulting in Caldwell is looking for a web/graphics developer to start partime immediately. Candidate must have basic graphic design skills and have sample URLs. Sharepoint, Drupal and Flash experience a plus. E-mail samples of work to job@sjkirk.com or call Steve Kirk at 979.436.4360. Little Caesars Pizza now accepting applications for pizza makers. Apply at SW Parkway location. Little Guys Movers now hiring FT/PT employees. Must be at least 21 w/valid D.L. Apply in person at 3209 Earl Rudder Freeway. 979-693-6683. Looking for a student worker. Painting, minor plumbing and maintenance skills required. $12/hr. 979-324-9666. Med Tech for full-time, medical allergy office. Excellent benefits. Great experience for student applying to medical or nursing school. Degree in Biomedical Science and one year commitment required. Please fax resume to 979-485-0575, apply in person at 3306 Longmire Drive CS, TX, or email resume to susanc@aggieallergist.com Classifieds continued on page 7

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HELP WANTED MEMdata, a local medical equipment bidding company is seeking dependable and organized part-time employees to be part of a growing team! Must be able to work a minimum of 24hrs/wk, M-F 8-5. Good communication and negotiation skills required. Must be responsible, self-motivatated, and organized with the ability to multi-task. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with deadlines. Computer skills required, knowledge of MS Excel a plus! Hourly pay DOQ plus bonus. Email resumes to careers@memdata.com or fax to 979-695-1954.

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Roommate Needed. Seeking 1 Male with classification as junior, senior, or grad. Prefer individual with school as first priority and can maintain clean environment. Location 2818 Place. Call Austin, 281-682-9828.

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GRADUATE COLLEGE IN STYLE.

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COLLEGE GRADUATE *

BONUS CASH

FIAT® 500

FIAT® 500 CABRIO

Thanks to your local FIAT® Studio, life after college has become a lot more exciting and more affordable than ever. Right now, you can get an exceptional deal on the spor ty and stylish FIAT 500. So load it up, turn the key and you are off to the races, the movies, concerts, coffee shops and most likely your new job!

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Life is best when driven.™

*Eligible customers must meet one of the following criteria: graduating in the next 6 months with any degree, graduated in the last 2 years with any degree, or currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program. Residency restrictions apply. See your studio for details. Offer excludes Abarth, Pink Ribbon and Gucci models. Offer ends 9/4/12. ©2012 Chrysler Group LLC. All rights reserved. FIAT is a registered trademark of FIAT Group Marketing & Corporate Communication S.p.A., used under license by Chrysler Group LLC.

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