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Members of The Pride care for the eyes of American soldiers Four UH College of Optometry graduates are currently serving in Afghanistan. Drs. Ben Uhl, David Miller, Danny Elizando and Kerry Phelan are solely responsible for providing eye care for all 90,000 troops there.

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Uhl was deployed in 2008 and met up with his colleagues at Kandahar Airfield. Together the four provide treatment not only to American troops, but NATO forces, locals and detainees as well. Their care is especially important as 10 percent of battlefield wounds are eye injuries.

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The UH Board of Regents approved purchasing Rice University’s student-run radio station, 91.7 FM KTRU, for $9.5 million with a 4-3 vote at its quarterly meeting Tuesday. “Keep in mind that (the Regent’s) action authorized the chancellor to negotiate and execute a purchase agreement and management agreement to acquire KTRU,” UH Director of Media Relations

Richard Bonnin said. “Those agreements have not been signed, so the transaction has not been completed.” Upon the completion of the purchase, KTRU would be renamed KUHC and feature 24-hour classical music and arts programming on KTRU’s current frequency. The UH current radio station, KUHF, would become a 24-hour NPR news station and remain on its current frequency, 88.7 FM. “The acquisition of a second public radio station delivers on our promise to keep the University of Houston at the forefront of creating strong cultural, educational and artistic opportunities that benefit students and the city of Houston,” UH President Renu Khator said in

"She's done a world-class job," Board of Regents Chairman Welcome Wilson told the Chronicle. "I want to take no chance of losing her." Khator was hired to propel UH into the ranks of the top research universities in the nation, and although we're not there yet, University officials have reported that research funding and graduation rates - two criteria by which universities are judged - are rising, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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a statement Tuesday. Acquiring KTRU would make UH the first university in Texas to operate two public radio stations. “We now have the cultural assets to deliver NPR news, public affairs and classical programming to Houston 24 hours a day, placing UH in the company of an elite group of Tier One universities,” Khator said. Some UH students applauded the purchase and acknowledged it as a step forward for the University. “The university needs to expand its influence in the life of our students and its presence in Houston,” communication

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The UH governing board approved President Renu Khator’s $75,000 raise unanimously last Tuesday. It has been her first since she was hired more than two years ago. Khator declined a raise in 2009. The Chronicle reported that regardless Khator’s new salary of $500,000 is still below that of the chancellors of the state's two largest university systems.

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In preparation for an estimated 10 percent reduction in state funding for fiscal year 2012-13, several Texas universities are looking at what options are available to them to help decrease spendwing.  “Certainly, we’re all aware of the challenging economic environment confronting the state,” UH Director of Media Relations Richard Bonnin said. “Our focus, as always, is in making sure we are spending taxpayer dollars in a prudent and efficient way, while also maintaining our commitment to provide the “Sometimes you have to wait best possible a whole year because a class is education for our students.” full and it isn’t offered often;... The antici Imagine what will happen once pated cut will cost universities more faculty and classes are several millions taken away. ” of dollars a year. — Rodrigo Recendez, Business Junior At a University of Texas System Board of Regents meeting, UT-Austin President Williams Powers said that the reduction will cost his university $29 million a year and cause it to cut more than 600 staff and faculty jobs, which could lead to a decline in the educational experience if not enough courses and faculty are available to students. “This (budget cut) will have an impact on the quality of educational offerings. It will affect time to graduation,” Powers told the Houston Chronicle. The projected job losses are in addition to those that occurred with this year’s 5-percent cut in state funding. “It would be hard to imagine a 10-percent cut without some actual layoffs,” Powers said. Although some layoffs are expected, UT and Texas REGENTS continues on page 10


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American famers hesitant to capitalize on Russia's misfortune Russia has placed a ban on exporting grain, in response to a drought that has left the country devastated. According to the New York Times, this has grain prices skyrocketing worldwide, but American farmers “here in wheat country, far from seeing the spike as an unexpected blessing, are wary,” reports Kirk Johnson. Many famers are wary to plant extra wheat, and the ones who are planting more are doing so begrudgingly, worried that the global dynamics will shift again before next year’s harvest, rendering their extra work all for naught.

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Wright County Egg scrambles to recall product due to salmonella outbreak One of the largest egg producers in the nation, Wright County Egg, which is based out of Galt, Iowa, has placed a recall on 380 million eggs after more than 300 people nationwide fell ill after eating the company’s product, FOX News reported. The recall was issued after salmonella infections were reported in 17 states including California, Minnesota, Colorado and Texas. Anyone eating egg products is suggested to be cautious, especially the young and the elderly who are traditionally more prone to become sick. FOX News suggests its viewers turn to cereal come breakfast-time for the next few months.

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Baristas hate your difficult drink orders Last week, the Houston Press interviewed several baristas to ask them how customers can stay on their good sides and why some clientele might be getting the short end of the stick. Pet peeves included cheapskates, unnecessarily complicated orders, off-menu drink orders and being treated like idiots. If you order an iced cappuccino and your barista tells you, “That’s not possible,” he/she is probably right. "Please do not tell me how to make your beverage. I heard your order, repeated it back to you, and you confirmed,” said one anonymous barista. “Now it's time for me to make that drink so that you can be on your merry way (and out of my shop)."

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Citizens protest city's closure of public pools Fourteen of Dallas’ 21 public swimming pools were closed last year, but members of the Fair Budget Campaign protested the decision last week. John Fullinwider, a community organizer and leader of the Fair Budget Campaign, told the Dallas Morning News that the pools were closed last year to “balance the budget” and “although a reduced number were open this year, they were closed early, again to save money.” The Fair Budget Campaign protested on the steps of city hall, many of whom were wearing their swimsuits.

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Renting: the new book option for students New program offers students another option and anticipates savings of up to 50 percent By Darlene Campos

The daily cougar Buying textbooks can be hurtful to the average student’s wallet, but Barnes & Noble is providing a new program to ease the pain of purchasing textbooks. This semester, UH students will now have the option to rent a textbook instead of buying new or used, something Marc Eckhart, regional manager of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, said is significantly cheaper than buying. “Say a textbook costs around $100 new; that same book in used condition would cost around $75,” Eckhart said. “But a rental would cost only about $50, or even less.” Barnes & Noble first piloted the program in January to 25 different colleges and universities across the nation. The program was successful and has been instituted at more than 300 colleges and universities and is anticipated to expand to more. Of those 300 locations, five will be located here in Houston — one being the bookstore located on campus in the University Center. According to a Barnes & Noble news release announcing the expanded book rental program, a survey of college students who

Congress authorized $10 million in grants last year to help start book rental programs throughout the country. Barnes & Noble piloted a program in 25 schools across the country before bringing it to UH this semester. | Kendra Berglund/The Daily Cougar participated in the pilot program showed that more than 90 percent were satisfied and looked forward to renting textbooks again. “There’s less upfront money when a student rents a textbook,” Eckhart said. “The only thing that’s

different is that the student has to sign a rental contract. “Once the semester is over, there’s a 10-day grace period to return the book. Of course, if the book is not returned, there is a penalty, but the number of textbooks

that have not been returned so far are minimal. “Students are also free to take some notes and highlight important points in their rented textbooks,” Eckhart said. The rental program allows

students to rent textbooks through their campus bookstore or through the bookstore’s website. Shipping and handling costs are waived. When the time comes to return the textbooks, students have the option of returning rented books to the campus bookstore or through the mail, also with no shipping charges. A wide variety of payments are accepted, including cash, debit cards and financial aid cards. Email alerts are sent out when the return period approaches, reminding students to head back to the bookstore or post office. “The addition of rentals means that college students have all the options they want, many at great cost savings, without shopping multiple locations and vendors,” said Jade Roth, vice president of Books & Digital Strategy for Barnes & Noble College Bookseller. “Additionally, students can shop with the assurance that they are getting the right book because we work directly with their faculty members. And, of course, they have the added confidence of knowing they are managing their textbook needs through Barnes & Noble.” Eckhart is hopeful the rental program will continue. “The rental program is a partnership with Barnes & Noble and the college wanting to participate,” Eckhart said. “As long as the college wants to participate, the program stays.” news@thedailycougar.com

Senate elects Kagan to serve on Court She becomes fourth woman to serve in Supreme Court's history By Sarah Raslan

The daily cougar The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court on Aug. 5. President Barack Obama nominated Kagan for the position in May to replace Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired in June at the age of 90. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine gave the Senate a nod of approval following the results of the vote, which was 63-37 in Kagan’s favor. “I applaud the Senate for its swift confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, and commend President Obama for selecting such a strong nominee,” Kaine said in a DNC press release. “I have full faith that in her new role as a Supreme Court Justice, she will bring her incredible legal intellect to bear on behalf of all those who seek justice in our legal system.” Kaine said that throughout Kagan’s career, she has insisted that all parties be given a fair hearing under the law, and she is known for her ability to bring people of diverse beliefs together to that end. “In so doing, she has earned praise from Democrats and Republicans alike for her brilliance and her fair-minded approach to the

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The daily cougar The UH swimming and diving program lost one of its greatest supporters and founding fathers when former coach Phil Hansel passed away earlier this month at age 85. While Hansel had not been part of the coaching staff for nearly 20 years, current coach Mark Taylor said Hansel’s support was still felt by both athletes and staff. “Even though Coach Hansel was not involved in the day to day operations of the program he called and spoke with the staff almost on a daily basis,” Taylor said. Hansel was always interested to know how “his Cougars” were doing, Taylor said. “He wanted to know who we had coming in and how the training was going,” Taylor said. “He was always there to offer advice and give us his special take on different situations.

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He is already missed by all of us now working with the program.” Hansel is considered the father of the University’s swimming and diving teams, which he helped found in 1957.  Hansel and his team secured many victories and stayed in the top realm of national swimming competitions, including 10 consecutive top-20 finishes. Hansel was named Southwest Conference Swimming Coach of the Year three times during his coaching career. He was inducted into UH’s Hall of Honor in November 2008. Hansel has also been inducted into the National Swimming Coaches and the Texas Swimming and Diving halls of fame. “It will never be possible to replace a coach like Phil Hansel.  He was with the program for over 39 years,” Taylor said. “I have never met anyone who had a negative word to say about him as a coach or person. “He will never be replaced, but set

Phill Hansel, the original coach of UH swimming, was memorialized in a ceremony at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center on Aug. 13. | WikiCommons an example and reached heights that others will try and attain.” Hansel was more involved than just bringing talent and trophies into the program. “I spoke with Phil on almost a daily basis.  He acted like he was our No. 1 fan,” Taylor said. “We took him to as many of our home competitions as

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junior Elize Najm said. “This is a fantastic step in that direction.” Others, including Rice students involved with the station, are opposed to the purchase. KTRU began as a student experiment in 1970 and has been student-run for about 40 years. Rice President David Leebron explained his decision in a campus community letter on Tuesday. “Our goal has been to focus on our core missions of teaching and research and, to the extent possible, to avoid layoffs,” he wrote. The money gained from the sale would be used on campus improvements such as scholarships, facilities and student-media programs. The deal also includes paid internships for Rice students provided by KUHF. The purchase includes the broadcast tower, FM frequency and license used by KTRU and will be 100 percent financed by KUHF’s expanded underwriting program from business, industry, private donations and fundraising. No university funds will be used. T h e d e a l re q u i re s f u r t h e r approval from the Federal Communications Commission.

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Spectrum of Hope employment opportunity available for intelligent, dedicated, mature, committed, purposeful individuals who have the desire to change the lives of children & their families living with autism. Great experience for individuals with Psychology, Social Work, Education and Speech communication majors. Contact KJ Whitman at 281-894-1423 or spectrumofhope.com

5 MINS FROM UH. Furnished. $400 mnth. Call Rene 713-928-5370 from 9am-9pm. APARTMENTS FOR RENT 1 bdrm, 1 bath. Close to UH. $400 monthly rent. $200 deposit. Tenant pays electricity. Call Max: 713-898-3198 EASTWOOD GARAGE APT 4714 1/2 CLAY Bdrm, bath, living rm, kitchen-Appliances provide. Central A/H. $500/mo. Tenant pays electricity. 713-961-7696

Tangible Difference Learning Center

WANTED MALE ATTENDANT for 18 yr old male with mild autism. Duties will include supervising home works, playing games and going on community outings. Must have drivers license and reliable car. Call 713-668-6604.

MONTESSORI SCHOOL in Museum district. Looking for Subs/Assts. Flex hrs. PT PERSONAL ASSISTANT for Executive Excellent for child dev, Education or mom. 10$/hr. Must Call 713Psy majors! Call 713-520-0738 attendant 1x1 0810.indd 1 have car. 8/18/10 2:35:21 PM 533-1577 National Investments Firm seeks dediPart time nanny needed cated senior-level student for P/T in- *STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM* PAID survey 3 to 6 pm M-F in Meyerland area. Duties ternship in financial services sales \ takers needed in Houston. 100 percent include picking kids up from school, FREE to join! Click on Surveys. in SW Houston, good telephone skills driving to local activities, as well as light required. Call Tim: 713-594-2747 housekeeping and laundry. Need own Writers, reporters & editors wanted for reliable car. Driving record, background check and references required. Year PT HELP for Executive mom for cooking. new local online sports publication. round position. 832-212-2636 Contact: sportsrap@gmx.com Approx 2 times a week, mostly Saturdays. Must be interested in looking up new recipes and knowledge about The secret to finding a job? cooking. Call 713-533-1577

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GUEST HOUSE/REAR APT One large room, bath, kitchen, large closet, Total space 20x25. All bills paid, $495. mo+deposit. Less then 1mi from campus. 4726 Eppes st. Call 713-705-3827

www.tangibledifference.com We provide quality Pediatric Speech Therapy; Professional Counseling services for individuals, couples, groups, and families; and ABA therapy for children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder, PDD-NOS, Speech delays, or behavior problems. Check out our website for the most up-to-date information! Currently interviewing: - ABA Therapists, no experience required & PERFECT for college students - Providing hours for BCBA/BCABA supervision - Volunteers & interns always welcome to apply Email resume to: director@tangibledifference.com

SPACIOUS, READY TO MOVE IN three 1-bdrm apts for rent. Hrdwds, 5-mins from UH. $625/mo ($550 deposit). Call Joan 713-661-3185. STUDENT/STAFF SPECIAL: U of H AREA-$99. 1st mo rent. Minutes from campus. 1bdrm $450. & 2bdrm $550. with a 1 YEAR LEASE. 3629 MacGregor Way-Office 713-523-0225.

713-462-6060

Office AssistAnt

European car shop, part time, M-F, flexible hours. Job will include answering phones, and data entry. Close to UH.

713-645-4404 bartuning.com Part time nanny needed.

3 to 6 pm M-F in Bellaire. Duties include picking kids up from school, driving to local activities, as well as light housekeeping. Need own reliable car. Driving record, background check and references required. Year round position.

832-212-2636

RentalS 1 BR TOWN HOME $480 per month. $195 move in. 843 sq ft. Call Brad at (713) 392-3248.

Bilingual Call Center positions availaBle

Real eState Come home to resort style amenities and atmosphere. Architect's home in prime inner loop, deed restricted University Oaks. Close to U of H and upcoming metro rail, Med Ctr & Museum District. Latest extensive remodel in 2007. Among the included features: substantial home office with builtins, outdoor living room with summer kitchen and fireplace, salt water pool and hot tub with fountain, master bath with thermo massage tub and steam shower including body jets, built in home theater with 50" Pioneer screen and Bose speakers, cedar lined master closet, extensive built-ins and custom lighting throughout.

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Part-time teacher assistant needed

• For Chinese Language Class and Beginner Music Class • Must be native speaker fluent in Chinese Mandarin and English • Knowledge of music preferred but not required. • Competitive salary • Training will be provided

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TWO SINGLE APTS. 1 Mile from campus. Quiet. $400 for one. $325 for other. Plus utilities. 713-921-1742 TWO STORY apt 2bdrm/1bath. Large living rm, dining rm & kitchen. A deal for 2. 2 miles frm campus, a nice nbrhd. Serious stdnts only! 281-620-5827

RoommateS Student m/f. for furnished large room in my 3/2 central ac/heat home Share utilities spacious dining/den/living room/kitchen/fenced yard/covered parking/corner busline Musts-quiet, neat dependable honest NonSmoker, No drugs No pets no parties $375/mon plus deposit. min. 6 mos lease Near UH/TSU/ MedCenter. meilingturner@verizon.net


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