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Aggie softball finished the 2011 season ranked No. 13 nationally in the USA Softball/ESPN. com poll released on Tuesday. The Aggies were 44-15 on the year and extended its streak of NCCA tournament appearances to 10 before falling to national champion Arizona State at the Tempe Super Regional.

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texas Sheriff gets convicted A West Texas sheriff has been convicted of retaliating against two nurses who complained to state medical regulators about a physician friend of his. Jurors in Midland returned their verdict Tuesday after deliberating about two hours. Winkler County Sheriff Robert L. Roberts Jr. was convicted of two counts each of retaliation and misuse of official information, both felonies, and two counts of one misdemeanor charge of official oppression. He faces up to 10 years in prison. Associated Press

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Senior Joaquin Hinojosa leads the Aggie baseball team off the bus Tuesday morning in front of an excited crowd after returning home to celebrate a Super Regional victory against Florida State. A&M advances to its fifth college world series and first since 1999.

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Job finding made easier with career apps Jared Baxter The Battalion Finding a job to pay bills while in college can be tough for any student, and the search is often more difficult after graduation. With the help of Texas A&M’s Career Center and the mobile convenience of iPhone/iPad applications, students have more resources to find a job. Leigh Turner, the Career Center executive director, said she recommends students make use of the free tools available to them. “A successful job search requires dedica-

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prehensive apps can range from $1 to $20. Job Compass is capable of pulling up nearly 400 jobs in the College Station area , allowing students to search through a variety of job openings and apply online. This rapid, wide-ranging method of job hunting is something Glendon Cronkrite, the Verizon Wireless store manager in College Station, said is becoming more common as mobile technology and wireless networks become more powerful.

Aggie app ◗ The Career Center will have its own app coming this fall for HireAggies.com.

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Police department adds 9 officers Connie Thompson The Battalion Keep on the look out College Station, because the city has hired nine police officers to guard the streets. The 148 Basic Police Officer Course took place on Texas A&M’s Riverside campus at the Central Texas Police Academy. Included among the many graduates were the College Station police officers. Rodney Sigler, a lieutenant in the department, said graduation from the academy is the first step in the journey to serving the community of College Station. “Immediately following the graduation ceremony, College Station Associate Municipal Court Judge Michael Calliham swore in the nine cadets as College Station Police Officers,” he said. On Monday, the officers reported for duty at the police department to begin field training. “The officers will spend the next 18 weeks paired with Field Training Officers to learn the daily duties of a police officer in College Station,” Sigler said. “They will focus on geographic accountability, problem solving and community policing while enforcing the laws and ordinances they were sworn to uphold.” See Police on page 4

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tion and using a wide variety of resources — and this is especially important when your job search is likely to be competitive,” Turner said. “At the Career Center, we provide many online tools at no additional cost to students, including HireAggies.com, Perfect Interview, Vault, CareerBeam, WetFeet, NACELink and more.” Students can search Apple’s online store to find a number of job related applications such as Monster.com, Job Finder, Job Compass and Internships. These apps can be downloaded for free, while other more com-

Police contact ◗ For any infromation visit College Station Police Department at 2611 Texas Ave. South or call (979) 7643600

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Apple suffers from hackers’ Mac attack Timothy Omoniyi Special to The Battalion Steven Jobs, CEO of Apple, took to the stage of the company’s World Wide Developers Conference June 6 in San Francisco to introduce a line of software products, including the iOS5. The iOS5 will be the operating system that runs the iPod, the iPad and the iPhone. Within 24 hours of Steve Jobs’ keynote speech at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference a hacker sent a tweet claiming he had broken into Apples iOS 5. A tweet sent from Musclenerd, a member of the hacker group “iPhone Dev team” and unaffiliated with Apple, read, “jailbroken ipt4g:http://is.gd/7GxIcK http://is.gd/ BwPvfh via limera1n + tethered boot..not

too many surprises :)” was enough to send Apple engineers back to the drawing board. “Musclenerd” used limera1n, software created by George Francis Hotz, a 21-yearold from Bergen County New Jersey known as “Geohot,” to jailbreak the OS after installing it on an iPod touch 4G. Geohot is best known for being sued by Sony after hacking into PlayStation. The links in the tweet are of picture grabs of an iPod 4gs’ screen, one of which shows the “Cydia,” a third party application installer, logo. This proved that Apples iron grip on what apps can be installed on its devices had been effectively disabled. The hack however is a tethered one; for it to See Mac on page 4

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Transportation Services has issued a parking advisory for Lot 100j, the Olsen Field Parking Lot, beginning today and continuing through Friday. A crane will be set up in the lot to remove the existing light poles. Portions of the lot near the stadium will be closed through today. Also, pothole repairs are planned in several lots on campus during the morning hours on today through Friday. These lots include 15, 23, 30, 37, 50, 51, 55 and 77.

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The final of three discussions on the topic of “faculty excellence” will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. today in 183 Wehner (Cocanougher Center). Attendees are invited to bring lunch. Drinks will be provided.

Transportation Services is sponsoring “Listen Up Ags!” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at G. Rollie White Coliseum plaza. The event is an opportunity to get information about the Texas A&M car share program. For information, call 862-7371.

Storytelling by Clifton Fifer Jr., historical storyteller, Buffalo Soldier, musician and poet, will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in celebration of Juneteenth. For information, call 691-4006, or email to bush.education@nara.gov.

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Aggie tennis duo named to pro camp Dadamo & Krajicek selected for pro tour transistion camp

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sports Texas WR Timmons tranfers Sophomore wide receiver Greg Timmons left the Texas Longhorns and intends to transfer to another program. The school announced Tuesday that Timmons has been given his unconditional release from his scholarship. He has not said where he plans to enroll. The 6-foot-3 inches Timmons played in six games last season, mostly on special teams. He was a standout at AldineEisenhower High School in Houston.

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The 2011 NCAA men’s tennis doubles champions from Texas A&M, Jeff Dadamo (pronounced duh-DOM-oh) and Austin Krajicek (pronounced CRY-check), have been named to the USTA Pro Tour Transition Camp being held in Boca Raton, Florida, at the USTA Training Center Headquarters, June 10-15. The Aggie duo, both Florida natives, finished off a tremendous collegiate career by winning five straight matches at the NCAA Championships at Stanford in May to win the first NCAA national championship for Aggie tennis. The dynamic duo had won the USTA/ITA Indoor National Doubles crown held in Flushing, New York, in the fall of 2010. Mark Merklein, the USTA National Coach, is conducting the training camp for the top junior and collegiate players. Texas

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“Everything is going online through social websites now,” Cronkrite said. If somebody came over and dropped a physical resume, I’ll take it. But it needs to go to a recruiter and you need to go online anyway. That’s the direction a lot of corporations are going. The reason being is a background check in the very beginning. You’re not doing an interview with me to do five more later on.” The growing use of iPads and other tablets enables students to send a resume on the fly or check on the latest job openings. “Tablets are huge. A lot of universities are going to tablets for students. We’re selling them daily. Everything is right on there,” Cronkrite said. Verizon’s debut of the 4G network in College Station last month allows students and residents to make use of a wireless connection touted as being 10 times faster.

A&M and Tennessee are the only schools to have two players represented. Dadamo and Krajicek helped the Aggie team finished the season with a school-record 29-6 record Dadamo in dual matches and reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA men’s team championships. The Aggies ended the season ranked No. 10 in the final ITA national rankings. The Aggie squad won the Big 12 Championship Tournament and the A&M seniors passed Krajicek the racquet to the returning members of the team along with a school-record 36 straight dual matches at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station. Aggie Athletics

4G is currently unavailable in several regions throughout Texas and across the US, something Cronkrite and his associate Rick Burley said really showed Texas A&M’s commitment to technological innovation. “Austin doesn’t even have it yet. They’re not scheduled to get it until next year. Right now it’s just Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and College Station that has it,” Burley said. Though apps and faster wireless connections enhance convenience and capability, Turner cautioned against relying on them too heavily, noting the still competitive job environment and cuts in state and local budgets. “Our feedback from students about job sites in general has not been positive,” Turner said. “Many complain that they never receive any responses from employers and that they are a waste of time. However, I do think that iPhone/iPad apps are a great idea and we’re excited to offer this to students using HireAggies.com this fall, making it even easier for them to learn about and connect with employers.”

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Debate! Kevin Markowski: Talking points and small talk rule the day

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hen seven Republican presidential hopefuls descended on New Hampshire last Monday for CNN’s first debate of the primary season, observers expected a spirited discussion on economic and healthcare policy.

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It should have been a night to contrast the differences between Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Instead, we were treated to a litany of talking points, and left wondering whether any of these individuals are capable of mounting a serious threat to President Obama’s reelection campaign. The debate was noticeably devoid of any serious discussion of policy proposals. In fairness, the number of candidates ensured the evening would be dominated by small talk; moderator John King of CNN frequently interrupted the speakers in order to save time. Annoyingly, King still found plenty of time to ask the candidates “this or that” questions about their preferences in everything from soda brands to TV shows, which ruined the prospects of meaningful conversation. There were a few highlights— a resurgent Mitt Romney held his ground against several lesserknown rivals, and Congresswoman

Michelle Bachmann showcased an unforeseen ability to be a real factor in the months ahead, speaking knowledgably on a number of issues. According to senior political science major Benton Arnett, “Bachmann gained more ground than anyone else on that stage. She composed herself well, and I would’ve liked to have seen more questions asked of her.” Arnett wasn’t the only Aggie impressed with Bachmann. Senior animal science major and former chairman of the Texas Aggie Conservatives, Justin Pulliam, said the congresswoman “has the image, experience, organization, fundraising ability, and sound conservative principles needed to win both the primary and general elections.” Romney showed poise shooting down an attempt by Tim Pawlenty to compare President Obama’s healthcare legislation to a similar law passed by Romney as governor of Massachusetts. When Pawlently was asked why he recently referred to Obama’s controversial healthcare law as “Obamneycare,” he

backed down, saying that he used the term in passing when answering a reporter’s question. Romney then seized the moment, alleging that Obama’s plan will end up costing taxpayers $500 billion, and clarifying that he did not raise taxes in Massachusetts (although the Massachusetts legislation relied on federal funding). When pressed further on the similarities between the two initiatives, Romney turned his attention squarely to President Obama, saying, “I can’t wait to debate him and say, Mr. President, if, in fact, you did look at what we did in Massachusetts, why didn’t you give me a call and ask what worked and what didn’t? And I would have told you, Mr. President, that what you’re doing will not work.” Due to widespread name recognition from his previous presidential run, Romney is currently viewed as the most viable contender against Obama, which is propelling him to the top of early polls. A recent Gallup survey has indicated that Republicans nation-

wide are almost evenly divided (50% to 44%, with 6% unsure) as to whether they prioritize a candidate’s perceived ability to beat Obama over that same candidate’s agreement with them on the issues. If these sentiments hold, candidates such as Romney may have a distinct advantage over more staunch social conservatives like Bachmann, Pawlenty, and Santorum. The 2012 Presidential Election is likely to be heavily dominated by economic concerns, and the candidate who most succinctly addresses pocketbook issues will have the most to gain. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently revealed that unemployment rose to 9.1 percent of the workforce in May, which, if the election were held today, would almost assuredly check Obama on the first flight back to Chicago. Since the conclusion of World War II, no president has been reelected with unemployment figures anywhere near as high; Ronald Reagan won a second term with 7.2 percent unem-

ployment in 1984, but was able to point to significant improvement from 1982, when nearly 11 percent of Americans were out of work. Although the economy has improved since the darkest days of 2009, unemployment remains higher today than when Obama took office. He’ll likely need the recovery to pick up speed in order to convince Americans that better days are ahead. One could argue Obama is in serious trouble, but it would be unwise to underestimate the abilities of a man who upstaged the Clintons, redrew the political landscape, and—for better or for worse—guided further-reaching legislation through Congress than any president since Lyndon B. Johnson. One thing is certain: the next 18 months are going to be interesting, to say the least. Hopefully we’ll hear more substance along the way. Kevin Markowski is a senior political science major

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3bd/1.5ba Townhome w/covered carport. Fenced, pets ok. W/D connections, updated, bikiing distance to campus. $750/mo. AggieLandRentals.com 979-255-1108.

August, 2/1.5 duplex, fenced yard Manuel Drive. 3/2 duplex, W/D Azalea, 693-0551.

3bd/2ba duplex. Available summer. Close to campus. W/D. 832-265-2460, 713-854-2211. jennifer.treibs@gmail.com 3bd/2ba Huge! Stained concrete and wood floors, stainless steel appliances, fenced backyard, pet friendly, handicap accessible. 1107 E.27th Street. $1400/mo. 979-255-5461, www.picketfenceproperties.net 3bd/3ba duplex, bonus room on second floor, tile floors downstairs, 1400 sqft, available August 15th, $1200/mo, 281-491-5738 3bd/3ba home, available now, Central air/heat, $1000/mo, 10 minutes from Vet School, horse stall availble, 979-229-2408. 3x3 duplex @ 2306 Antelope, available 8/1/11, W/D included, $900/mo. call Steve Barten, 214-673-1319. 4 or 5bd/2ba house, 1112 Berkeley, available August, two living, close to campus, new tile, W/D, no pets, $1595/mo, 979-731-8257, www.BrazosValleyRentals.com 4/3, 3/3 &3/2 Houses, Townhouses, Duplexes &Fourplexes, 1250-1700sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 694-0320. www.luxormanagement.com

Available now! Newly renovated 4bd/2 Jack and Jill bath. W/D, Lawn Maintenance, pest-control. $1460/mo. 3530 Farah, C.S. Contact 940-300-6220.

Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. 512-684-8296. mark@marklynch.us Brewer’s assistant wanted at College Station fine dining restaurant. Knowledge of craft beer or homebrewing preferred. Position requires heavy lifting, hard labor, and rubber boots. Apply in person at The Republic, 701 University Drive East #406. Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. Cost Estimator: prepare computer-aided estimate and design of pre-engineered steel buildings and structures based on rational engineering judgment and design codes, specification and procedure adopted by the company. Resume to LMB Steel Structures, Inc, 3905 Elaine Drive, Bryan, Tx. 77808. Attn: HR. Experienced part-time lawn-maintenance workers needed. Must be available mornings. $8.00/hr. Call Kirk, 979-324-2719. Festival and Event Staff. Champion Festivals is looking for energetic students to work in a fun and fast-paced environment. Part-time, mostly weekends. Pay $8.50-$10/hr. Email marketing@championconcessions. com

Office Assistant needed full-time. Must have good computer skills. Call 979-574-3910 to apply or email resume to csmith@aggielandcarpetone.com Part-time person needed to work on social media for a business, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Flicker. Experience in these areas helpful. 979-574-7474. Part-time summer help, apply in person, Conlee-Garrett Moving and Storage, 600 South Bryan Ave, Bryan.

MUSIC Party Block Mobile DJ- Peter Block, professional 22yrs experience. Specializing in Weddings, TAMU functions, lights/smoke. Mobile to anywhere. Book early!! 979-693-6294. http://www.partyblockdj.com

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Gleissner Hall, Northgate area. Walk to campus. Water, sewer, and garbage paid. 1/1 $555/mo. 2/1 $665/mo. 979-846-8981.

Adopt Pets: Dogs, Cats, Puppies, Kittens, Many purebreds. Brazos Animal Shelter, 979-775-5755, www.brazosanimalshelter.org

Leasing for August! 4bdrm/2bth houses. Spacious floorplans. Great Location. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, w/d, fenced yards, refridgerator, icemaker,lawncare. 979-776-6079, www.aggielandleasing.com

Purebred beagle puppies for sale. 8wks old. Two males left. $200. Have had first shots. Call 940-733-5045.

Northgate. New 1/1, 2/2, and 3/2. Walk to campus. aggievillas.net Call 979-255-5648. Preleasing for mid-August. 2/1 duplex. W/D, newly remodeled bathroom and kitchen. Large backyard, lawncare provided. Pets ok. $600/mo. 979-229-9890. Walk to campus. 2bd/1ba four-plexes. 405/407 Cherry. $500-$600/mo. Call 979-260-7000. WATERWOOD TOWNHOMES SPECIAL! 4bd/4ba, all appliances, ONE MONTH FREE RENT! At Home Properties, 979-696-5357, www.AtHomePM.com

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Obama reaches out to Puerto Rico Wooing Hispanic voters back home, President Barack Obama kept his campaign pledge to become the first president since John F. Kennedy to make an official visit to this recession-battered U.S. territory. “The aspirations and the struggles on this island mirror those across America,” Obama declared Tuesday. Thousands crowded the main roads and waved flags as Obama’s motorcade roared by. A huge banner filled eight stories of a building, featuring the images of Kennedy and Obama. “We are proud to be part of history,” it said. Even though he spent mere hours on the island, the visit was designed to lift

the president’s visibility and create goodwill in a territory known as a vacation destination Obama but otherwise something of an afterthought in America. Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens but cannot vote in presidential general elections. Reaching out to Puerto Ricans is part of a broader effort to court Hispanics, who accounted for more than half the U.S. population increase over the past decade. Assoicated Press

New restaurant needs bartenders, servers, kitchen-help. Contact 979-575-6598 or azurebcs@gmail.com

1-Tea Cup registered ShihTzu, Tea Cup poodles, Tea Cup designer puppies. $350-$600. 979-324-2866 linda_d_54@yahoo.com

Newly remodeled 4/2 house. Walking distance to campus, tile & wood floors, great location, nice big deck & yard. 979-776-6079, www.aggielandleasing.com

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GIS mapper needed part-time. Must have GIS mapping experience or have completed GIS courses. Email resume to landwork.tex@gmail.com

Gated 4/2.5 Canyon Creek Circle, 1-mile from TAMU, w/d, 2 car, pool, available August, $1500/mo. 979-703-1671.

New condos! 4/4, $1280/mo. W/D in unit, private bathrooms, on shuttle route. 979-574-0040, 281-639-8847. University Place at Southwest Parkway.

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REAL ESTATE B/CS. Sell/Buy/Invest! Re/Max, Michael McGrann. TAMU ‘93 Civil Engineering. 979-739-2035, Nadia McGrann, 979-693-1851. aggierealtor.com

ROOMMATES Available Now! 2-Male roommates needed. 3 bed, 2 bath house built 2010 in Bryan off Finfeather. Just 5 minutes from west campus. W/D in house. Rent is just $400 +utilities. Call Myles at 817-648-8842. Roommates needed. 4bd/4bth $350/mo, washer/dryer, phone & internet, University Place on Southwest Parkway. 281-844-2090.

TUTORS Affordable Tutoring! Accounting, math, chemistry, animal science. $10/hr. Karen, 979-571-6773. One-on-One affordable tutoring in subjects including math and statistics. For more information, call/text Kate at 979-220-0874 or email kate05@att.net

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work your device must be connected to your PC while it boots. A second hack by Mert Erdir, 17-year-old Turkish student, allows current iOS users to download and use iOS 5 before it is officially made available to the public in the fall. He claims to have discovered the hole by accident after downloading iOS 5, “I downloaded it, and as expected, my iPhone got stuck in the activation screen. Then I joked to myself ‘Dude, I can open this!’ But I really didn’t have any real hope.” Erdir said. After fiddling with the phone for a while, he was able to break in and use the newly downloaded OS. He revealed his hack by sending a video to Gizmodo.com, a tech blog, to get the tech giants attention, the Los Angeles Times said. He tried but was unable to contact Apple. The company has months before the release of the final version of the OS to plug these holes. In the past Apple has hired at least one hacker to develop a notification system for iOS devices. A notification system for the iOS5 was

effective when working in partnership with stakeholders in the problem solving process and that the structure will help in building effective partnerships and as always we welcome input, feedback and support from the community. The CSPD’s overall mission is to reduce crime, fear of crime and improve overall quality of life.

one of the features flaunted by Apple at the World Wide Developers Conference. Others include a lock screen that allows instant access to both audio controls and the phone camera, full twitter integration that allows seamless content sharing from different web sources, tabbed browsing with Safari, iMessages, an Apple version of the blackberry messenger and a newsstand app among others. The OS is due for release sometime this fall. In addition to the iOS5, Apple also introduced the Mac OS X Lion, the iOS 5 and iCloud. The Mac OS X Lion, the newest edition of OS X, first launched in 2002, was introduced as having more than 250 features, 10 of which were introduced at the Keynote. The iCloud was introduced by Jobs as the hub that will “demote the pc and the mac to be just a device” and “move the digital hub, the center of your digital life into the cloud.” With control of more than 44 percent of the mobile market and 200 million mobile devices sold, Apple claimed the iOS 5 will impact the most people. The OS X Lion is due for release in July and the iCloud in fall.

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