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Austin, Texas, Saturday, November 23, 1963*

*Today’s date is Nov. 22, 2013. Stories on this page have been edited to fit, and the full versions are online.

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PRESIDENT KENNEDY MURDERED; OSWALD CHARGED WITH KILLING Johnson Takes Oath of Office Before Flying to Washington By BILL LITTLE Texan Staff Writer “Government is a tool fashioned when the people join together to win an objective for the greatest good of the greatest number, and which they could not achieve except through united action…” —Lyndon B John—Texan photo—Vasek son. April 13, 1946

A Feast Fit for A President

... Everything was ready for the $100 a plate dinner.

A Horrible Mockery

Gay Party Awaited Kennedy Texas Democrats stood in stunned silence Friday afternoon, their happy plans for a gala welcome party for President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy turned into a horrible mockery by an assassin’s bullet in Dallas. The party was to have been at the Municipal Auditorium, a Texas welcome for the Kennedys and the Johnsons. OFFICIAL CALLS OFF At 2:20 p.m. an official announcement of cancellation came. “Let’s go ahead and have it and make it a prayer meeting for Dallas,” one party worker muttered in shock, reflecting the feeling of sorry and consternation that state Democratic Party leaders voiced. Austin police were already out removing the no-parking signs which had been set up as barriers — part of the precautions for the Commodore Perry Hotel.

There were tears and prayers as Austin waited during the tense minutes before news of the death of President Kennedy. While the news was centered on President Kennedy, Austin was filled with particular concern for Gov. John Connally. State democratic executive committee officials gathered in the pressroom were frantically seeking news on Connally, a personal friend of most of them. Frank Erwin, secretary of the committee and member of the University Board of Regents, announced the cancellation of the dinner and all Austin activities and flew immediately to the bedside of his close personal friend Governor Connally. Meanwhile, in the lobby of the hotel, a prominent Dallas Democratic party official remarked, “All I can say is that I’m ashamed to say that I’m from Dallas.”

By DAVE McNEELY Texan Editor The pall of death hangs over America. A great man died Friday. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a man who had given of himself in the Navy, House, Senate and for almost three years in the presidency, was struck down by a bullet from an assassin’s gun. A part of every American died Friday, wounded too by that bullet. As hundreds of thousands of people turned out to greet the president, possibly to assure him that Adlai Stevenson’s bad time in Dallas was not representative of Texas welcomes, one unthinking person wiped out the life of a man who had to think about everything. (See OPINION page 6)

HERE? While the nation and the world were deep in shock and dismay, Texans had a special reason to feel shame and sorrow. An unidentified Austin businessman echoed feelings and sentiments of Texans all over: “Why here? Why did a tragedy like this happen in our state?” And paradoxically, the state that was the scene of the Presidential murder is the birthplace and the home of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. In a solemn ceremony lasting only 25 minutes, the Legislature of the State of Texas met in joint session Friday night to pray. CAME FOR A BANQUET Many of those attending had planned to come to Austin Friday for a far different purpose — the scheduled flamboyant banquet honoring the President and Mrs. Kennedy in Municipal Auditorium. Except for the

State Will Try JFK’s Assassin The assassin of President John F. Kennedy will be tried under state rather than federal law, Fred Cohen, visiting associate professor of law, said Friday. “I know of no federal statute that would make it a crime to assassinate the president.” Cohen said that the charge would probably be “murder with malice” and that the death penalty would be possible.

cameras flashing and whirring from the galleries, the atmosphere was church-like. The gray-haired Rev. Townsend prayed into the microphone without notes, clasping a Bible in both hands, eyes closed. “We stand amazed,” he declared. “Like pilgrims wandering in the wilderness without a guide, we will come before Your presence this moment … Bless our own native Texan as the mantle of leadership falls on his shoulders. Give him courage and strength commensurate with every task.” By the time one television cameraman had his equipment set up, the service was over. In spontaneous, solemn session, the people had assured themselves that it was true, and that the nation must go on.

Lyndon Baines Johnson took the oath of office as the 36th President of the United States at 2:39 p.m. Friday in the outer compartment of the airplane bearing the body of his predecessor. He was sworn in by district judge Sarah T. Hughes, as his wife and Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy stood by his side. Only a few hours before, he had been riding behind the presidential car in the Dallas motorcade that fatefully ended just before reaching a vast highway interchange. Johnson was surrounded by Secret Service men immediately after shots burst over the applause. He was rushed to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where John F. Kennedy died of a bullet wound in the head. With that, Texas gained its first president — in one of the state’s blackest moments. According to the 22nd amendment, Johnson could hold office longer than any president except Roosevelt. The amendment permits him to finish this

term and makes him eligible for two more four-year terms after that. For Johnson, it was a sorrowful means to an end he had spent a good portion of his 55 years to achieve. When the president was carried into the emergency room, Mrs. Kennedy walked behind — parts of her clothing drenched with blood. Shortly after Kennedy’s death — “We never had any hope of saving his life,” said one doctor — Johnson was driven to Dallas’ Love Field where he boarded the presidential jet transport Air Force I.

in repose at the White House on Saturday and will lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol on Sunday and Monday. All who saw or sensed what was happening were stunned almost beyond belief — perhaps none so much as Lyndon B. Johnson, the native Texan who had sought the presidency in vain in 1960 and was not in line to have it thrust upon him through tragedy. Sent off to Washington as a 29-yearold congressman in 1937, Johnson stepped boldly into the New Deal-ism of Franklin Delano

A First Lady and A New President ... two figures behind President Kennedy in San Antonio on the day before his death.

The plane with Kennedy’s body aboard, arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., at 6:03 p.m. The body will lie in state at the White House Saturday. The funeral will be held Monday at St. Matthews Roman Catholic Cathedral, the White House announced Friday night. The body of the slain president will lie

Prisoner Denies Slaying of JFK Defectory to Russia A Crack Marksman By CHARMAYN MARSH Texan News Editor DALLAS (Spl.) — Lee Harvey Oswald, 24, was charged for murder with malice in the slaying of President John F. Kennedy at 11:56 p.m. Friday night. Henry Wade, the district attorney making the announcement in Dallas City Jail, said the charge was made on “physical evidence.” “It was no one else but him.” Oswald denies killing the president. He said, “The only thing I knew about it was when reporters asked me.” The slightly built brown-haired man defected to Russia in 1959. He returned to the United States in 1962 after denying the alien status offered by Russia. Earlier, he was charged with the Friday murder of a Dallas policeman. The officer, J. W. Tippett, was shot in Oak Cliff about 40 minutes after the president was killed. Six witnesses identified Oswald as the officer’s murderer. Wade said it is a capital offense, and he would seek the death penalty on both charges. ITALIAN GUN The Italian-made gun believed to have been the assassination weapon was sent to Washington for a ballistics check. “I do not think so,” Curry said when asked if

Roosevelt. He was considered a liberal then, but oddly enough, a conservative tag almost kept him from a national ticket spot in 1960. One of the first Solons to go into the Armed Forces in World War II, Johnson won a Silver Star for his Navy deeds. It was then that he went back to the (See JOHNSON page 6) (See MURDER page 6)

Man of Destiny Met Task With Sincerity By JOYCE WEEDMAN Texan Staff Writer In 1894, Grover Cleveland wrote, “There are days of special perplexity and depression and the path of public duty is unusually rugged.” In 1963, at an age when a governmental official is considered young, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, is dead. The sandy-haired

executive who once moved the late Sam Rayburn to state that “He is a man of destiny,” and who himself told a close friend that the threat of war didn’t really matter as far as both of them were concerned but “what really matters is all the children,” has been murdered by a radical ideology. The Kennedy “style” came face to face with the possibility of nuclear war and risked a show of force to

protest American interests. It was confronted with a radical problem that epitomized a contemporary world issue of the black revolution. It inherited a cold war and with it, a brick wall which was allowed to get no higher and an island to the south which posed the greatest challenge the three year administration was to face. By both (See FAMILY page 6)

—Texan photo—Ward

John F. Kennedy Jr. May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr., we decided to reproduce the front page of The Daily Texan that ran the following day, on Nov. 23, 1963. Events like that are collectively shared by a generation, and consequently influence the following generations. The day holds even more historical significance for students here. The death of a president in Texas also marked the emergence of a president from Texas, as President Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office that day. The Daily Texan sent staffers to Dallas hours after the incident and cobbled together a special Saturday edition. Today, they tell their stories and remind us why what happened 50 years ago matters today. LBJ’s daughter Lynda was UT sophomore at the time. PAGE 6

Former DT reporters reflect on their coverage. PAGE 7

UT professors weigh in on historical impact of JFK. PAGE 7


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Opposition lawmakers attend a session of parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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but, also, by imposing painful restrictions on some of Ukraine’s exports. About 1,000 protesters rallied against the decision in a central Kiev square on Thursday night, waving Ukrainian and EU flags. “Ukraine government suddenly bows deeply to the Kremlin. Politics of brutal pressure evidently works,” Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, a key advocate of the signing of the treaty, wrote on Twitter. Energy Minister Yuri Boiko told reporters Thursday that Ukraine cannot afford to lose economic ties with Moscow and that the EU has refused to offer compensation for the loss in trade with Russia. Boiko also expressed hope that improving trade with Russia would make Ukraine less dependent on IMF bailouts, which it has long sought to get. “We have not received a clear signal from our

European partners that these losses, which we have been receiving over the past four months, would be compensated,” Boiko was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. “The country cannot afford it; that is why this [government] resolution came into being.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was careful not to comment on Kiev’s decision, saying it was Ukraine’s internal affair, but he added that Russia welcomes Ukraine’s intention to expand trade and economic cooperation. But the Kremlin-connected head of the foreign affairs committee in the Russian parliament’s lower house, Alexei Pushkov, sounded openly triumphant on Twitter: “The EU has overdone putting pressure on Ukraine: an agreement of dubious benefit for Ukraine was also contingent on political conditions. That was a major error.” EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton called the

decision a disappointment, arguing the deal would have helped Ukraine reverse a decline in foreign investment and helped it in its talks with the IMF. “We believe that the future for Ukraine lies in a strong relationship with the EU and we stand firm in our commitment to the people of Ukraine who would have been the main beneficiaries of the agreement though the enhanced freedom and prosperity the agreement would have brought about,” she added in a statement. Opposition leaders slammed the surprise cabinet decision. “This is not just treason, this gives grounds to impeach the president,” said Tymoshenko ally Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Opposition leaders called on Ukrainians to show up for a major demonstration in Kiev on Sunday to press Yanukovych to turn back toward the EU. —Associated Press

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ZBT chapter members in hearings over mural Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, commonly known as ZBT, met with the UT dean of students office Thursday to discuss sexually graphic mural depictions involving children’s television characters and U.S. Army veterans as part of decorations for an upcoming party. Elizabeth Medina, assistant dean of students who handles discourse involving greek life, said discussions between the two parties are ongoing — although she did not disclose what exactly was discussed in the meeting. Members of ZBT declined to comment on the current status of the Pat O’Briens party — for which the murals were designed. Psychology senior Elyssa Klann said she found the mural’s depictions discouraging. “I do find it offensive towards women,” Klann said. “I think that portraying women in a sexually objectified way makes women appear as objects … Women are valuable, contributing, intellectual, talented members of society.” The ZBT members responsible for the mural’s creation are currently going through hearings conducted by the chapter judicial board, with a potential sentencing to be decided within a few weeks. —Anthony Green

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Grad students under pressure to move on By Lizzie Jespersen @LizzieJespersen

While graduation looms on the horizon for many, its weight is felt acutely by students like Eric Dieter, who spent almost 12 years working toward his Ph.D. Dieter, who began his doctoral coursework in 2001, was one of the 4,903 UT graduate students pursuing their Ph.D.s this fall. Dieter completed his dissertation in the field of rhetoric two weeks ago. Brittany Linton, Student Ombudsperson and counseling psychology graduate student, serves as a confidential and neutral resource for students to voice grievances they may have with the University or their studies. In a presentation she gave to the Graduate Student Assembly, Linton said about 25 percent of her caseload consists of graduate students. Of those students, she said some cases come from students in the 10th or 11th years of their Ph.D.s who are submitting complaints that they are being pushed to submit their dissertations by the end of the semester. While the typical graduation rate of Ph.D. students varies from department to department, some programs place more emphasis on meeting time standards than others. In the Department of Economics, Ph.D. students generally complete their dissertations by their fifth or sixth year, according to economics department chair Jason Abrevaya. Students who exceed this allotment of time either leave or are forced to leave the program. Charles Tinney, an aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics assistant professor who does research with Ph.D. students, said there are varying opinions regarding whether graduation rates of Ph.D. students should be enforced. “If a student is performing at a very high level, meaning

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Engineer Tim Grimes brainstorms design solutions to a problematic intersection at the 2013 VeloTexas Bicycle Safety Intersection Workshop on Thursday afternoon.

Groups work to raise bike safety awareness By Leslie Zhang @ylesliezhang

Eight groups of cyclists, drivers and engineers brainstormed design solutions to dangerous intersections identified by the City of Austin. At the 2013 VeloTexas Bicycle Safety Intersection Design Workshop on Thursday, attendees examined eight of the 12 problematic intersections. Lisa Smith, administrative associate at UT’s Center for Transportation Research, which hosted the event, said three of the problematic intersections UT students most likely travel through are Red River and Dean Keaton, Barton Springs and Riverside and South First and Barton Springs. Reuben James, project engineer for consulting company HVJ Associates, said the main problem with the current Red River and

Dean Keaton intersection is the presence of multiple conflict points, where the path of a bicyclist crosses with the path of a car, increasing the possibility for an accident. “Primarily our biggest problem is we’re seeing our bicyclists having to cross multiple lanes of traffic,” James said. Each team considered intersection geometry, pavement markings and signals when identifying safety issues and forming solutions. Transportation engineering professor Randy Machemehl said there is currently a lack of guidance for Austin cyclists in intersections, leaving them to decide on their own how to navigate road intersections. “Typically, if you take a bike safety course, the instructor will probably tell you if there’s a delineated bicycle lane,” Machemehl said. “It’ll probably stop

There is an increase in bicycle riding across the country. Austin is having more of an increase than other cities due in part to the fact that our weather is better. —Randy Machemehl, Transportation engineering professor

some distance before the intersection and the safest thing to do is to assume a position in the travel lane and basically act like a car.” Smith said the workshop aims to educate attendees on intersection design. “The goal is to teach people about how to design intersections and the number one goal is to come up with a few ideas about how to enhance bicycle safety through intersections,” Smith said. Machemehl said that in recent years, bicycling has become a more popular mode of transportation, which has led to increased concern regarding its safety.

“There is an increase in bicycle riding across the country,” Machemehl said. “Austin is having more of an increase than other cities due in part to the fact that our weather is better.” According to Machemehl, Texas bikers reported 2,700 cases of injury in the most recent year statistics were collected, but the number underestimates the dangers cyclists face because it doesn’t detail near-misses. “In Texas and most other states, reports on accidents are only required if there was an injury,” Machemehl said. “If there was no injury, the accident may not get into anyone’s database.”

they’re doing outstanding research and that they’re publishing and they’re a minimal cost to the University, why would you want them to graduate early?” Tinney said. “I don’t know that the University should enforce somebody to put a rubber stamp on the amount of time somebody takes to complete their doctorate degree.” Dieter spent eight years on his doctoral coursework and qualifying exams before finally beginning his dissertation in 2009. In the 12 years he spent enrolled in the doctoral program, he worked full-time for the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement in addition to teaching, putting time into his marriage and serving on the board of directors for local nonprofit Ecology Action. “There was some sense that I didn’t want to submit my whole life to [my Ph.D.],” Dieter said. “I wanted to have a sort of work/life balance.” While Dieter said he often wished he were able to complete his Ph.D. earlier and move on, he felt a strong sense of support from his wife, program and work. Still, Dieter faced the stigmas he perceived as attached to “perpetual students.” “It’s really easy to moralize and say that there is something bad as a person that you took so long, and I think that’s obviously not healthy,” Dieter said. “Circumstances are generally the problem, but not the flaw of the person. Life happens. You can’t moralize about it.” Though he felt the weight of these perceptions and the costs of tuition, Dieter said he considers learning deeply the most rewarding part of his Ph.D. Around the time he completed his dissertation, Dieter was promoted in his work and celebrated his 37th birthday. “I wanted to finish what I started,” Dieter said. “There’s things I could have done different, but a lot of things I did right.”

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New security systems emphasize personal safety By Nicole Cobler @nicolecobler

With the installment of new security systems, the days of a custodians locking and unlocking buildings around campus are over. Of the 160 buildings on campus, 65-70 are installed with the Building Access Control System to allow only certain people access during restricted hours. New and renovated buildings are now required to have

the security system installed. Bob Harkins, associate vice president for Campus Safety and Security, said the committee is trying to install the control system around the perimeter of campus first because they have the most exposure, and hopes to have that portion of the project completed within the next several years. “Certainly there is a concern about theft, but my main concern was personal security when you have someone working in a remote site by

themselves until three or four in the morning,” Harkins said. With the updated system, new UT ID cards have a builtin chip that is programmed for the system to allow certain students, faculty and staff access during the night. Each building has an administrator who determines which ID cards can gain late access. Officer Layne Brewster of the UT Crime Prevention Unit said eventually all buildings will have card access on the exterior doors so that all

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doors can be locked with the push of a button, making the campus safer in a lockdown. “It would be great to have the access card readers on all exterior doors, but that costs a lot of money,” Brewster said. Brewster said the system could fail when students prop open doors, which makes it more difficult for police officers to know when there is a security breach. Plan II architecture senior Hank Parker uses his proximity-enabled ID card to

access Sutton and Goldsmith Halls any time after closing to work in his studio. “With the buildings securely locked late into the evening, I don’t have to worry about my valuables being taken from my studio by a stranger or threatened by any suspicious persons wandering into the building as I work late into the night,” Parker said. Parker said he contacted UTPD one night while working in his studio because two men identifying themselves

as construction workers approached him in the building, which seemed suspicious at 2 a.m. Students should always have their phones on them when they stay late on campus, according to UTPD officer Jimmy Moore. “Whether you’re sure or unsure if it’s an actual crime, we’d always rather show up and find that there’s nothing going on versus not ever being called because you didn’t think it was,” Moore said.

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In wake of Kennedy’s assassination, Friday Firing Lines, week of Nov. 18: UT students responded to the news Sexism, stealth dorms, YCT protest Editor’s Note: Fifty years ago Friday, while traveling in a motorcade through downtown Dallas, President John F. Kennedy was shot from a sixth-floor window. Kennedy was immediately rushed to Parkland Hospital, where all efforts were made to revive him, but the president was pronounced dead at approximately 1 p.m., just half an hour after the shots were fired. The impact was immediate and felt the world over, but it had important implications for Texas as one of its own, Lyndon B. Johnson, rose to the presidency following the assassination of Kennedy. Daily Texan reporters immediately fanned out across campus and interviewed students on their reactions to the news of Kennedy’s death. Although some noted their disagreement with Kennedy’s policies, all expressed disbelief that such a violent act of rebellion against the government could have happened in the modern era. Selections from these comments can be found below. “This is the biggest shock the country has had since the war. I don’t know about the others, but it scared the hell out of me.” — Tom Whitaker, freshman “The country has been placed in confusion. I’m a Republican and didn’t care for Kennedy’s policies, but his assassination is too much. We’ll have a hard time adjusting to it. I’m just thankful that Johnson was unhurt.” — Lee Smith, sophomore “Not only domestic history but international history will now be remade.” — H. M. MacDonald, government professor “I just don’t think he should have come to Dallas. The feeling in Dallas was

stronger against Kennedy than anywhere else. It’s sickening.” — John Cope, sophomore from Dallas “It’s a great loss to our country. It was an unreasonable act in the ‘age of reason.’” — Elsie Ramirez, junior “I’m a conservative and didn’t agree with Kennedy on his policies — but he was president. His assassination hurts me very much. I’m sorry.” — Gayle Guffey, freshman “In the death of Mr. Kennedy, the world lost a shield against radicalism and uneducatedness.” — Mikdam Al-Habeeb, sophomore “This definitely puts a bad look on Texas. It appears that the South is just not what it should be.” — Larry Lindburg, sophomore “Hopes for peace under Kennedy’s leadership had been pronounced by his actions. He possessed the vigor and wisdom needed to make a great president. As an Arab student, I share my condolences with the American people.” — Mohamed Mahdi, senior “My reaction was one of shock and I was ashamed of myself to think that this could happen here. This … this is something that happens somewhere else, not in the United States.” — Curtis Hayes, graduate student “When I heard about the president’s death, I just went on to my room. I felt kind of sick. I don’t understand. It just doesn’t make sense.” — Betty Klingman, freshman

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HORNS DOWN: WILL AN ORIGINAL AD MAN PLEASE STAND UP? Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is the latest Republican political candidate for state office to release a political ad attacking President Barack Obama. “All due respect to President Obama,” Dewhurst says in the ad. “I can’t think of one thing I agree with him on.” The ad then praises Dewhurst’s role in blocking an expansion of Medicaid, “which is Obamacare.” That misleading generalization aside, as fans of lively political debate, we’re disappointed to see the lieutenant governor’s re-election campaign stoop to such a weak effort. Dewhurst isn’t running against Barack Obama — he’s running against Sen. Dan Patrick, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples. If Dewhurst wants to run a negative campaign, we suggest he target someone he’s actually running against.

HORNS UP: HOMELESSNESS IS ON THE DECLINE A new government survey reports that homelessness among veterans declined for the third straight year in a row — down 4 percent from the previous year. The number of chronically homeless people declined as well — down 7 percent to 93,000. But in Austin, a place where the idea of people living on the streets is so familiar that one of the city’s long-standing icons, Leslie Cochran, was homeless himself, students are often prone to forget the very real and serious problems that both stem from and cause homelessness.

HORNS DOWN: CITY COUNCIL PASSES UP GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY Yesterday, the Austin City Council voted 4-3 to reject a measure to explore banning fast food restaurants and convenience stores near schools, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Had the resolution passed, the city would have started to establish healthy food zones around schools and other areas. The measure’s passage would have been a much welcome step toward preventing obesity. Considering a ban on fast food restaurants near schools would have been a refreshing step in the right direction.

LEGALESE | Opinions expressed in The Daily Texan are those of the editor, the Editorial Board or the writer of the article. They are not necessarily those of the UT administration, the Board of Regents or the Texas Student Media Board of Operating Trustees.

Every Friday, the Daily Texan editorial board publishes a selection of tweets and online comments culled from The Daily Texan’s website and the various Daily Texan Twitter accounts, along with direct submissions from readers. Submissions can be sent to editor@dailytexanonline.com. Poor coverage of protest “Coverage of yesterday’s incredible undocumented event shows lazy journalism at its finest. ” — Twitter user Itzahh, @Itzelaalejandra, in response to The Daily Texan’s coverage of Wednesday’s student protest against YCT About Zeta Beta... “Please stop quoting from this piece. You are using a misogynistic message and hateful images to generate interest.” — Twitter user Tanya Clement, in response to a tweet from The Daily Texan, “Text from the ZBT mural: “Support the Troops, Blow a bubba,” which linked to the news article “ZBT fraternity covers up mural depicting sexually graphic images” I graduated from the University of Texas in 2012. I’m a 24-year-old woman. I took a job in Dallas that I love. In an engineering world and semiconductor industry, I’m surrounded by many men on a day-to-day basis. I work in marketing, but I love and cherish the opportunity to work with men (and women) on projects and assignments. I have always felt respected, valued and appreciated. I cannot say the same for my experience at UT-Austin. Maybe that’s why I was so enraged when I read the article, “ZBT fraternity covers up mural depicting sexually graphic images.” What was perhaps worse were the comments. “Maybe I am confused, but I don’t see anything wrong with this mural,” wrote online commenter Roman. “Texan has gone downhill. This is a cover story? Time to analyze their funding and reallocate,” wrote Jeff. “Proud Alumni here – keep up the good work boys. ‘here’s the Irish, GET FUK’d!!’” All my life, I have seen people shake their heads at the behavior of fraternities. But it’s simple as a sigh and a turn of the head. “Boys will be boys,” right? When I sent the article to a couple of my girlfriends, neither was shocked or surprised. A friend here in Dallas said, “Goodness, what would provoke them to do something like that?” And then away with her day she went. I can’t shake my reaction to this article so easily. I can’t turn my head at the behavior of young men that objectifies, demeans and undermines the humanity and respect for women, or anyone, in our society. I don’t know what fuels the degradation and oversexualizing of women today. I’m not a scholar in the area; I can’t recite the history. I do know that I’m not OK with it and I’ll never stand by and watch as it happens. My consolation is that I see women in positions of influence everywhere I look. I take comfort in the fact that women are working past the discriminatory nature of the sexualization and objectification. Some men close to me have said that I don’t understand “guy humor.” They have said I’m a feminist for sending this [Firing Line] in. I simply see myself as a person. Women are so much more than those murals depict, and they prove it every day, in banks and law firms and corporations and nonprofits and governments. I don’t want to be embarrassed of graduating from the University of Texas. I don’t want to be embarrassed of the student body. Respect a person as a person — despite their race, gender, religion or other inconsequential factor. Our social dictionary has done enough to define a woman by sexualized qualities. When does it end? Texas, stop embarrassing me. And boys, your mothers would be ashamed. — Rachel Platis, 2012 graduate of UT-Austin and former senior reporter for The Daily Texan, submitted via e-mail “Stealth dorms” aren’t so stealthy There is nothing stealthy about so-called ‘stealth dorms’ and such misrepresentation of the situation is an unconscionable attack on the rights of Austin renters. Students, as with any resident, have the right to rent and populate property provided by realtor companies. If a rental company agrees to a contract with 5 unrelated individuals, nothing surreptitious has occurred. Competition for shelter close to the university has driven prices upward and these budget squeezing trends have understandably encouraged young people and those living on smaller incomes to share domiciles. Is legislative effort truly required to set right any conflicts that might arise? In a news spot aired by ABC months ago, homeowners with families were portrayed as worried about noise

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levels and crowded street parking. These two issues alone may be solved by, who would guess, talking to neighbors and voicing anxieties. The police are the authorities to seek out when a loud party is disruptive or when a car is illegally parked in front of a fire hydrant. Legislating the number of unrelated individuals in a home is an invasion of privacy, not to mention part of an ongoing effort to force poor residents out of Austin. If these house-sharing people actually owned their properties, would anyone think they have to right to diminish their household size? In any case, development companies should be held responsible for their choices to build huge residences in small-home neighborhoods. I have never heard their role in this housing debate questioned. Are families truly affected by a house of five students living together next door? Who is this legislative effort actually for? — Erin Shook, research assistant at the Cockrell School of Engineering, submitted via e-mail Our coverage of Shared Services On Nov. 15, Daily Texan columnist Chris Jordan’s article appeared criticizing mine and Dana Cloud’s guest column on the implementation of Shared Services at UT. There are a number of issues with this article; however, given that Jordan is a Daily Texan columnist, I will focus on those that bear directly on issues of objectivity and journalistic integrity. The article claims that mine and Cloud’s piece is “ill-informed” and “dangerous.” One of our criticisms was that the implementation of Shared Services lacked transparency, which is what Jordan takes issue with. We criticized the administration for not disclosing the research in the Final Report on Business Productivity on which the Shared Services recommendation is based. Accenture was paid $960,000 of UT’s money to help produce that research and thus we think it fair that the public should have access to it and so that it can be assessed by the entire campus community. Jordan completely misses this point, but proceeds to counterpose our argument with what he calls “facts.” He claims that Shared Services “is a tested supply-chain optimization plan which has been successfully implemented, not only by Accenture, [sic!] in many other public and private institutions, including Yale, the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill,” but fails to discuss any of the results of these tests. In particular, the complaints from Yale and University of Michigan are not even brought up. Furthermore, the first part is not based on independent research. His two other sources for attacking the lack of transparency argument are quotations from the chief financial officer of UT, Kevin Hegarty, and the vice president for finance at the University of Michigan, Rowan Miranda, a former Accenture executive. Hegarty apparently told the Texan, “I want to see the detail, I want to see what backs it up,” in response to the recommendations of the Committee on Business Productivity. But this is in direct contradiction to what Mr. Hegarty has maintained about the data at the town hall meeting on Oct. 30; “I didn’t want the committee’s information, the committee didn’t offer it and we didn’t want it.” He was asked the same question at the Graduate Student Assembly and maintained that he was not interested in the data. Jordan also claims that UT has constructed focus groups to talk about Shared Services, but then fails to describe what these focus groups discuss or whether they have any meaningful input. He appears to have made no attempt to find a single UT staff member, student or faculty member that participated in one of these focus groups (I was one). The only people who are quoted are Mr. Hegarty and Mr. Miranda, a former Accenture executive. In actual fact these focus groups answered questions in the manner of the recent “town hall” meetings, but they had nothing to do with gathering data. It is sad to see that Jordan has such an Orwellian stance on what constitutes a fact. Unfortunately, most of the article quibbles irrelevantly with definitions. (I am not convinced Jordan has any idea what is meant by “corporatization” when used by the “opposition” he derides.) Company statements, not supported by independent research, and contradictory quotations from administrators tasked with implementing Shared Services (who have a vested interest in its success) could be called a lot things, but not “facts,” if words have meaning. Please join the Graduate Student Assembly on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. in SAC 2.302, where associate history professor Alberto Martinez will be discussing the actual facts and issues associated with UT’s Shared Services plan (please visit reclaimut.net for a fuller version of this article with citations). — Adam J. Tallman, linguistics graduate student and representative in the Graduate Student Assembly

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Senate votes to change rules, filibuster regulations looser WASHINGTON — Sweeping aside a century of precedent, Democrats took a chunk out of the Senate’s hallowed filibuster tradition Thursday and cleared the way for speedy confirmation of controversial appointments to be made by President Barack Obama and chief executives in the future. Majority Leader Harry Reid, who orchestrated the change, called the 52-48 vote a blow against gridlock. Republicans warned Democrats they would regret their actions once political fortunes change and they find themselves in the minority and a GOP president in the White House. At the White House, Obama welcomed the shift. “The gears of government have got to work,” he said, and declaring that Republicans had increasingly used existing rules “as a reckless and relentless tool to grind all business to a halt.” But Republicans warned

of a power grab by Democrats, some predicting that worse was yet to come. “This drastic move sets a dangerous precedent that could later be expanded to speed passage of expansive and controversial legislation,” said Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama. The day’s change involved presidential appointees, but neither legislation nor Supreme Court nominees. At issue was a rule that has required a 60-vote majority to end debate in the 100-member Senate and assure a yes-orno vote on presidential nominees to federal courts, Cabinet departments or other agencies.. Under a parliamentary maneuver scripted in advance, Democrats changed the proceedings so that only a simple majority was required to clear the way for a final vote. In Senatespeak, this was accomplished by establishing a new precedent under the rules, rather than a formal change in the rules.

Supreme Court nominations still will be subject to a traditional filibuster, the term used to describe the 60-vote requirement to limit debate. Asked about that concern after the vote, Reid said, “This is the way it has to be. The Senate has changed.” Modern-day rules covering filibusters have evolved slowly in the Senate, where change rarely comes easily. Since 1917, the minority has enjoyed the right to unlimited debate on legislation and nominations until the majority can amass a supermajority. In recent years, that has meant 60 votes. In the end, Democratic Sens. Carl Levin of Michigan, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Mark Pryor of Arkansas parted company with Reid on the switch. Pryor, who faces a difficult re-election fight next year, said in a statement that the Senate was “designed to protect — not stamp out — the voices of the minority.” —Associated Press

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Bill Little, who was a Daily Texan staff writer in 1963, covered the aftermath of the assassination here in Austin, while several of his co-workers went to Dallas.

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continues from page 1 instinct and training, Mr. Kennedy was said to be a political creature who worked 25 hours a day at politics. SECOND SON He was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Mass., the second son of Joseph Patrick and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. After his older brother Joseph, “Joe,” was killed during World War II, the desire for the Presidency passed from his to John’s future. It inspired a residency in the 80th-82nd Congress from 1947 to 1953 and then enough years in the Senate to bring him to the 1961 Inauguration. The Kennedys have been publicized for many excuses, ranging from their passion for touch

football to rocking chairs. But the luckless PT 109 has perhaps received the biggest play, and the fact that the naval-hero–turnedPresident won the Purple Heart is a fact noted by most school boys long before Mr. Kennedy’s relationship with the steel industry and its crisis is understood. An amateur historian, Mr. Kennedy was the author of two books, “Why England Slept,” the result of his Harvard thesis, and “Profiles in Courage,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1957. THE FAMILY Besides brother Joe, the Kennedy family has consisted of other sons, Robert, Ted, and four girls: Eunice, Jean, Pat, and Katherine. On Sept. 12, 1953, John added Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

to the Kennedys, and, in the next years, Caroline Bouvier, John Fitzgerald Jr., and Patrick Bouvier who died only two days after his birth last August. In his inaugural address, the first Catholic to hold the nation’s highest office spoke with eloquence and the hope born of confidence. “Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans … In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger, I do not shrink from this responsibility — I welcome it.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jack, JFK, the New Frontier, is dead — proclaimed dead in Texas, Tejas, Friendly.

MURDER continues from page 1 Dallas police thought the man had a Communist background. Oswald is said to be pro-Castro and chairman of a “Fair Play for Cuba Committee.” He has been arrested in New Orleans for his Committee demonstrations, a Dallas policeman said. Oswald said he is not a Communist but a Marxist. He will be arraigned for the presidential killing at City Hall tomorrow. The prisoner will stay at Dal-

las City Jail until Monday, and, then, be taken to the county jail. Murder is not a federal charge, and if brought to trial, he will be tried in a Texas district court, presumably in Dallas. “He offers no alibis,” Wade said, “but denies both killings.” “You are against me because I like Russia,” he said as policemen escorted him to an elevator. IN BUILDING Will Fritz, captain of the

Dallas homicide bureau, told newsmen that Oswald was definitely in the building when the President was shot. The gun was found lying on a carton of books about six feet from the back stairs. Chicken bones and other pieces of food were on the floor surrounding the window. The end window on the building’s south side was the site used by the slayer. Cardboard cartons were stacked in a semi-circle in a

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shield-like manner around the window. Three smaller cartons were stacked directly in front of the window. Lt. Day said the dent on the top carton is where he thought the man rested the gun. Oswald’s mother, wife and brother spent most of the afternoon at the jail. Oswald said he did not have an attorney and was being denied legal counsel. Wade

said he didn’t know if he had legal counsel, but he thought his family was taking care of it. His wife, a small brownhaired woman, barely speaks English. TWO MONTHS IN DALLAS Oswald’s mother lives in Fort Worth and his brother in Denton. He has been in Dallas about two months,

JOHNSON continues from page 1 House of Representatives and mourned that the lesson of conflict was “too little, too late…” His actions still carried the Roosevelt stamp until 1945, the man he was to follow 18 years later died. “The liberty-loving people of the world have lost their greatest leader. They have had to say farewell to their greatest friend,” Johnson said. “President Roosevelt knew his people. He loved people and spent his life working with and for people everywhere. And all of those people — particularly

those of us who knew and loved the president — have suffered a shock from which we will not soon recover…” Johnson’s political ambitions carried him to a senatorial flight with Coke Stevenson, which has gained the president more slams than votes. LBJ won by 87 votes, and, to this day, Stevenson supporters tell the story of Duval County, of people coming back from the grave to vote — and of the political machine that led Friday to the White House. That was in 1948 — and not too many years later,

Curry said. Mrs. Erlene Roberts, who manages the house Oswald lives in, said he would leave about 7:30 or 8 a.m. returning in the evening. He lived there under an assumed name, O. L. Lee. “He did not know anybody and didn’t have much to say,” Mrs. Roberts said. “If you got a good grunt out of him, it would be a miracle.”

OPINION Johnson was welding the Senate together as majority leader. He followed closely the moves of his great friend, Sam Rayburn, speaker of the house. Politically, Johnson has sometimes been a mystery, because of his middle-ofthe-road policy. You might say he rode the government like a horse — with a leg on either side and sitting tall in the saddle. A FREE MAN “I am a free man, an American, a United States senator and a Democrat, in that order,” Johnson once said

President Roosevelt knew his people. He loved people and spent his life working with and for people everywhere. And all of those people — particularly those of us who knew and loved the president — have suffered a shock from which we will not soon recover … —Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. Congressman

of himself. “I am also a liberal, a conservative, a Texan, a taxpayer, a rancher, a businessman, a consumer, a parent, a voter and not as

young as I used to be, nor as old as I expect to be — and I am all those things in no fixed order.” And now he is President of these United States.

continues from page 1 We extend our deepest sympathy to the Kennedy family, who had already lost a son fighting for America during World War II. Ironically, the new president, Lyndon B. Johnson, was born and sworn in here in Texas, where his predecessor died. The nation will go on, life will go on. Our new president is eminently capable of leading our country. We will continue our lives. But we will never forget the grief shared throughout the world yesterday when a great man was murdered.

Shock reigns at UT after Kennedy’s death By Amanda Voeller @amandaevoeller

The Daily Texan issue printed the day after John F. Kennedy’s assassination focuses on the impact the events had on the state, the University and the student body. Security at newly swornin President Lyndon B. Johnson’s ranch was tightened as a result of the assassination, according to an article written by L. Erick Kanter and Juan Vasquez. From a nearby ranch house, Secret Service men gave orders to Texas Highway Patrolmen who were guarding the entrances, usually accessible to the public. “It looked as sleepy as normal Friday afternoon. The only visible sign of the tragedy was a United States flag flying at half mast at the small post office.” Johnson’s daughter, Lynda, was a student at the University when Kennedy was assassinated.

“Lynda Bird Johnson, University sophomore and daughter of the President, early Friday afternoon was taken from Kinsolving Dormitory where she lives by Secret Service men before the late President John F. Kennedy’s death was announced,” said an article published Nov. 23, 1963. Other students stayed on campus, shocked and frightened, according to an article written by Caleb Pirtle and Hank Ezell, which listed quotes from students: “Tom Whitaker, freshman, spoke for the majority when he said, ‘This is the biggest shock the country has had since the war. I don’t know about the others, but it scared the hell out of me.’” “It’s awful. If the same thing happened in France, it would be less a surprise. But they’re prepared for accidents. There was no reason. It must have been a crazy man,” said Michael Dassonville, assistant professor of romance languages.

“When I heard about the president’s death, I just went on to my room. I felt kind of sick. I don’t understand. It just doesn’t make sense,” freshman Betty Klingman said. One student had a seizure after hearing the news that Kennedy had died. The Texan also published a short article by news editor Charmayne Marsh about Kennedy’s wife’s reaction in Dallas. “Jacqueline Kennedy took the plain gold band from her finger and placed it on the hand of her dead husband, John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States,” Marsh wrote. Vernon O’Neal, director of the O’Neal Funeral Home in Dallas, said in the article that he gave Jacqueline some grease to ensure the ring would stay on her husband’s finger. “The way she placed it on there, it wouldn’t stay, because her fingers were so small,” O’Neal said. The article detailed

Jacqueline Kennedy’s appearance at the funeral home. Both her hands and her light colored wool suit were covered in blood. “Her hands looked as if she had on red gloves,” O’Neal said in the article. “The blood dried on them.” “Mrs. Kennedy fell on top of her husband after he was shot and never left his side. She watched them lower him in the rosy-beige velvet interior of the $5,000 bronze casket.” Then-Texas Gov. John Connally was in the car along with Kennedy when the shooting occurred, Leon Graham wrote in an article. “Dr. G. T. Shires, chief of surgery at Parkland Hospital, said Connally’s heart would have been pierced had he not moved immediately after President John F. Kennedy was fatally wounded by the assassin’s first bullet.” The bullet hit Connally in the back, fracturing several ribs and then emerging through his chest to damage

Daily Texan file photo Students on campus gather around a television set Nov. 22, 1963. All TV programs except the news were canceled out of respect.

both his leg and wrist, Shires said in the article. “Connally sustained two tears in one lung, which collapsed. Surgeons, however, were able to repair the damage during the two-hour operation.” Lee Harvey Oswald was a member of “Fair Play to Cuba Committee,” a program founded by C. Wright Mills, a UT alumnus who graduated

in 1939. “Dr. Karl Schmidt, assistant professor of government, said, ‘I have heard that the organization may have had some Communist sympathizers in it, but I don’t know if it was Communistorganized as such.’” Sociology professor Carl Rosenquist said in the article that Mills was one of the school’s best students.


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Joyce Weedman, a Texan staff writer in 1963, reported on John F. Kennedy’s assassination and drove to Washington D.C the following day to cover the procession.

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assination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.

Former Texan staffers look back at JFK’s death By Amanda Voeller @amandaevoeller

Former Daily Texan reporters and editors reminisced on their experiences covering Kennedy’s assassination 50 years ago. Dave McNeely “We had felt that we had, at that time, the voice of the University, the voice of the students of the University, that we had a duty to get that news out as best we could with as many angles that affected either UT, Austin or Texas as we could and not to wait for Monday’s paper. [Every editor-in-chief] is able to pick one front page from their year to be on this copper plaque, and that’s the one I chose because it was one of the most significant events in my life and in all of our lives.” “The Kennedy presidency to an extent was a reaction to the relative [plainness] of the 1950s under Eisenhower.

Kennedy managed to inject a sense of excitement into American politics that was new. The guy was 44 when he became president, so you went from this old bald guy to this young dynamic guy with a young life and small kids and so on, so it was an exciting time.” “The campus and the student body went into almost like a depression. This hit people so hard, and I think part of it for the fact that such violence could occur here, and we had an earlier president assassinated...I think to an extent it frightened people. And one of the other things that made it so somber was at that point, you didn’t know if it was part of some huge plot or what the motivation was and the fact that it happened in Dallas.” Bill Little Like all good young journalists should do, we immediately began thinking, ‘How can we cover this event given that it’s 200 miles from us?,’

and you sensed that history was happening, the magnitude of it … but the excitement of covering the story for journalism students of the time clearly was evident to us.” “The year before, as a junior, I had gone with Vice President Johnson and the Press Corps when he’d come down to Brooke Medical Center in San Antonio...I just basically called the press secretary … And said, you know, I’m a writer for The Daily Texan and I’d like to go with Vice President Johnson on this trip … I can just remember him going from cubicle to cubicle and office to office, walking in and saying, ‘Hello. I’m Lyndon Johnson, your vice president,’ and introducing himself to everybody in Brooke Medical Center at the time, and then we flew on down to the LBJ ranch. “[On the day of the assassination], I stayed in Austin, and my job was to write the story on Johnson as the new

president.” “Since obviously I wasn’t there to see [Johnson sworn into office], you had to envision what it would be like … For a Texan to be going into the White House carried significance for those of us who had grown up in Texas, and yet, at the same time, that’s not the way you would have wanted it to happen.” “It was an age of innocence for those of us who were young there. It was something that the vibrance of the youth within the White House was contagious. The Vietnam conflict was just starting, we had survived the missiles of October, we’d all grown up in the threat of the bomb blowing us all up when we were kids, and our parents had gone through Depression and war, and we had seen as youngsters the Korean War, but this was a day that touched us the way we’d been told that Pearl Harbor touched our parents.” “Coach [Darrell K] Royal was to have gone to the airport to meet him when he got off the plane...and so we were the number one football team in the country at the time, so there was a lot of interest in football on campus … The Aggies had kidnapped Bevo, and there had been a big story about that. That was how innocent our lives were in that it would be a front page story that Texas A&M had kidnapped the Texas mascot, and then three days later, our lives changed forever.”

there because there’s so many people here, and it’s freezing out, and it’s the middle of the night.’ Each person said something like, ‘How could I not be here? I had to come.’ I was so moved by that. I was so incredibly moved by that. I still am.” “I went directly into the rotunda through the front door, bypassing the long line. There were big palm plants in big potter pots around the room, and I sat behind the one just to the left of the front door and watched the people going by the casket. … There was no security whatsoever. Not one person asked me, ‘Why are you, a kid in tennis shoes and jeans, sitting on the floor in the rotunda?’ I had a camera, and I had my notebooks, but the security was absolutely absent, except for the guards, the military. I think there were 10 in each rotation, and they came in a new rotation every hour which was very profound, very beautiful.” “I was standing with the Congress in front of the casket, but I was busted by Secret Service at that point because I was clearly out of place. … A couple of them came over and took my arm and pulled me away to the side, took the film out of my camera. Luckily, they didn’t search me because I had a couple more rolls stuck in my pocket. But then they took me back over and stuck me in front of the press, so that’s where I was the rest of the time.”

Joyce Weedman “I remember walking outside, and it was just this stillness and obviously people crying, but for the most part my attention was on the paper and on getting that issue out and then heading toward Washington.” “We first got into Washington, and we stopped at the bus station to clean up. … The bus station was absolutely filled with people, black people primarily, black from the deep South, coming up to Washington for this event and being aware that the line was like three miles long.” “Repeatedly I would ask, ‘Why are you doing this? You probably won’t even get up

Charmayne Marsh “Kennedy was coming to Austin, and he was going to

speak. I’ve forgotten the details of that aspect of it, but we were all set to cover his appearance in Austin.” “Jim Seymour, who was a superb photographer for the Texan, and Richard Cole and I got a little plane at the Austin Airport and flew to Dallas … And, of course, Dallas was in total turmoil and chaos. It was just such an occurrence. We went to the School Book Depository, and security was so lax, Seymour took pictures of the part of the Book Depository where they thought Oswald had sat with his rifle and where he had put it on the windowsill. Richard Cole and I … flagged down a motorist and asked them if they would take us to the police station… We were in the police station most of the night. … Everybody, all the press, was looking for everything. I remember Tom Wicker of the New York Times was there, and it was just total confusion and chaos.” “[Our adviser] encouraged us to rent the plane. We never would have been able to cover this if we hadn’t taken the initiative and got going. We would’ve been left behind because we were a student newspaper, but we didn’t let that stop us.” “The noise in the police station, it was just unbelievable, and there was difficulty in hearing and people were trying to get what I was saying at the other end. There was no computer to just press ‘send.’ We had to see each other to stay in touch, or we had to be on the telephone.”

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Charmayne Marsh, Texan news editor, got on the first plane to Dallas to cover the assassination.

Presidential assassination magnifies tenure By Alyssa Mahoney @TheAlyssaM

Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, which served to solidify him as an icon in American history and to protect him from the criticisms that other presidents often face, according to experts on campus. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald on Nov. 22, 1963 during a Dallas parade. Journalism professor Bill Minutaglio co-authored “Dallas 1963,” which documents the political unrest during Kennedy’s administration. Minutaglio said in the years and months leading up to Kennedy’s assassination, a few small but powerful groups of people held extremist antiKennedy views, but many people today want to deny that there was such a high level of anger in the public discourse. Minutaglio said the majority of people did not hold these

extremist views. “People want to paint Dallas in black and white terms,” Minutaglio said. “There were a lot of people who liked the president and there were a lot of people who disagreed vehemently, but they respected the office.” Government professor Bruce Buchanan said Dallas still deals with the aftermath of the presidential assassination. “Dallas is still consumed by [the Kennedy assassination],” Buchanan said. “I’m not sure that it’s fair for [Dallas] to be the city that killed Kennedy.” Buchanan said like many young people, he liked Kennedy in part because he portrayed the government in a positive way. When Kennedy was assassinated, Buchanan was a college freshman. “One of the things that it brought to a young person like me is the impermanence of things,” Buchanan said. “Life is fragile.” History senior lecturer Penne Restad said traumatic events like Pearl Harbor, 9/11

and Kennedy’s assassination are secured in people’s minds by families’ stories and images by the media. “The effects persist and are burnished over time, deeply embedded in our national identity,” Restad said. “I think unless you were watching television or in some ways aware of the day as it happened, it is difficult to understand the profound trauma of Kennedy’s assassination,” Restad said. “We understand it now only as it is reflected in the media. We don’t and cannot experience it as the nation did at the time.” Buchanan said Kennedy’s multifaceted public image was one reason why the exalted idea of Kennedy has persisted. “You have this young, handsome president being witty and self-deprecating and charming at press conferences, but then giving speeches that we had better get in bomb shelters because it could be all over,” Buchanan said. “The yin and yang of that psychologically — the emotional

In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy’s motorcade travels through Dallas.

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roller coaster of that kind of experience — can imprint a president in one’s psyche, especially if that president later goes on to be assassinated.” According to Buchanan, Kennedy often ranks near Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, but he does not think Kennedy’s merits justify such a high status. “It indicates the extent to which this experience canonized Kennedy,” Buchanan

said. “Most experts would grade Kennedy as a B- or C+ president,” Buchanan said had Kennedy lived, he probably would have been subject to the disrespect and low approval ratings that secondterm presidents often suffer. Kennedy’s assassination turned him into a permanent icon, Buchanan said. According to Buchanan, Kennedy was president

during a time when the U.S. faced some of the most serious dangers the nation has ever faced. He said Kennedy successfully managed the nation’s relationship with the Soviets through peace-seeking efforts while fighting off his own military high command who expected to have a war with them. “It is striking how high Kennedy still stands in the esteem of Americans who were alive at that time,” Buchanan said.


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Junior outside hitter Haley Eckerman managed a career-high 27 kills in Texas’ win over West Virginia. With the win, the Longhorns secured at least a share of the Big 12 title for the Longhorns and continued their perfect 2013 conference record. A win over Kansas State next week will make Texas the sole title winners.

Perfect Texas assures title By Evan Berkowitz @Evan_Berkowitz

The top-ranked Longhorns kept their perfect Big 12 record alive and earned at least a share of the Big 12 crown, their seventh total, with a dominating victory Thursday night against a weaker West Virginia (25-17, 25-10, 25-15). The Longhorns won their 47th consecutive home Big

12 match and 15th match in a row. It was junior All-American outside hitter Haley Eckerman that led the charge with 27 kills on .634 hitting, tying her career-high for kills in a match. After struggling in the early stages of the season, she is starting to find her rhythm at the perfect time. “[Eckerman] had a phenomenal match,” head coach Jerritt Elliott said. “People don’t

understand how diligent she’s been. She’s playing all the way around, passing and playing D. She is working hard and her numbers are getting better.” The Mountaineers (18-12, 4-10) began strong on a 7-3 run to start the first set. But, behind Eckerman, the Longhorns went on a 10-2 run, taking control of the match from then on. Eckerman was one kill shy of equaling the

entire Mountaineer team. “I’ve been feeling good,” Eckerman said. “It’s nice to have a game like that.” The second game saw the Longhorns go on a 9-0 run, just four points into the game to open a big lead. They didn’t stop there, though, stretching to a 22-6 lead. They allowed just 10 points, the fewest in a game this year. “It feels good to be in that

rhythm,” said Kat Brooks, a sophomore libero who had four service aces in the game. “That whole game we were in our groove and doing our roles.” The Longhorns kept the momentum rolling into the third to complete the sweep. Overall, Texas hit .352 while allowing a season-low .009 hitting percentage. The

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Senior Marielle Hall won both the Big 12 and NCAA Regional meets and looks to keep the streak going at nationals.

Coming off wins, Hall prepared for NCAAs By James Grandberry @FromJamesWLove

After four months, six races, two first-place finishes and a slew of awards in her senior season, Marielle Hall is preparing to run the last cross country meet of her college career. The NCAA Championships on Saturday will either cement the remarkable achievements of her final season with the Longhorns or end her final term with a bit of disappointment. For Hall, though, it’s business as usual. In terms of competition, Hall likened the NCAA Championships opposition to the caliber seen at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational back on Oct. 19. Hall finished third overall in that meet, earning the Big 12 Cross Country Runner of the Week award for her efforts. Regardless of the augmented competition, Hall said her practice regimen will not change because of a harder race. While there is anticipation for a championship performance because of two impressive first-place finishes in both the Big 12 and NCAA South Central Regional meets, Hall’s retention of

outside commentary is a textbook case of “in one ear, out the other.” “I’m not really too focused on what other people have to say, I glad they’re there to say it, because that’s what makes the race exciting, that’s what creates the environment that you want to compete in,” Hall said. “But for me, it’s not really anything that I have to concern myself with.” Instead, Hall presses on in practice. She places no restrictions on her talents and keeps her eye on the prize: an individual trophy for Texas. “As long as I put my nose in it, I think that I could get a really great result,” Hall said. “Top five is what I set for myself, and I’m sticking to that. But I don’t want to settle for fifth, I would always like to improve on even what I think that I can do.” The two-time South Central Region Athlete of the Year heads into the weekend with a newly established poise, no doubt backed by a sensational senior campaign, especially in her last few outings. “I think that it’s one of those races where anything can happen,” Hall said. “But

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Two football players suspended for Tech

Sophomore running back/wide receiver Daje Johnson and junior fullback Chet Moss have been suspended for violating team rules and will not play in the game against Texas Tech on Nov. 28, head coach Mack Brown said Thursday. Johnson has averaged 9.9 yards per play this season and ran back an 85yard punt return against Oklahoma. This is Johnson’s second suspension, for the same reason he missed the team’s opening game against Wyoming last season. Moss is a fullback who plays primarily on special teams and has yet to record a tackle this season.

By Nick Castillo George Dohner ran long distance at Stephen F. Austin University, and he had a vision for his lanky son in sixth grade; he wanted Ryan to run track. It’s not the ideal sport for any sixth grader, but Ryan loved the early mornings and long runs, joining the school team in middle school. Now, an All-American at UT, Dohner looks back at those times with fondness. He knows he wouldn’t be in the place he is without his dad. “My dad was very encouraging,” Dohner said. “He’s always been my number one fan.” Dohner made his dad proud. During his four years at Texas, Dohner earned four All-American honors in track, four cross country All-American honors and was selected as an All-Big 12 cross country runner twice. He’s been imperative to the success of the cross country program. “Ryan has been a quiet leader and a person that people listen to and respect a great deal,” assistant cross country coach Brad Herbster said. “Dohner has been improving steadily throughout the season and is looking to have his best performance of the year at the biggest meet of the season, the NCAA Championships.” As a senior, Dohner admits he’s disappointed by his final season. The team struggled at times but is slowly improving. The Longhorns’ struggles include dealing with critical fans and

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Senior Ryan Dohner’s dad got him started in the sport, and now he’ll end his career at the NCAA tournament.

opponents. Dohner said he’s seen negativity on message boards and social media, but his goal for the NCAA Championships is to prove those people wrong. “We’ve had an up and down season. A mediocre season,” Dohner said. “Nationals is the only race that matters. With the guys we have, we can surprise a lot of people and just come out knowing we gave it everything.” The NCAA Championships will be Dohner’s final cross country event, and his last opportunity to change this

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season’s script. “I feel he is primed and ready to have a big day at NCAA’s,” Herbster said. “NCAA’s will be equally as important to work together and deliver a performance that can send Ryan into the indoor track season with great confidence.”

Fourteen Longhorn football players were named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 football team Thursday, including seven to the first team. First-team selections include junior deep snapper Nate Boyer, senior quarterback Case McCoy, sophomore tight end M. J. McFarland and senior outside guard/corner Garrett Porter. This is the fourth consecutive year Porter managed first team honors, third time for McCoy and second for Boyer. To be eligible, first-team selections must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher and second team must have between 3.0 and 3.19. This is the fifth time in eight years Texas has led the selections in both total number and first-team honorees. —Brittany Lamas


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Senior guard Chassidy Fussell and the Longhorns have won three straight games to start 2013. They have to finally end a 25-year losing streak against Stanford on Saturday to remain perfect.

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Texas poised to end 25-year losing streak By Jori Epstein @JoriEpstein

Texas hasn’t topped No. 6 Stanford in a meeting since the Sweet 16 round of the 1988 NCAA tournament. Texas knocked Stanford out of the tournament with a 79-58 win before falling to Louisiana Tech in the Elite 8 in overtime. Before that, the Longhorns beat Stanford in November 1981, committing only six turnovers– the program record. The Longhorns competed for the NCAA championship that season. Much has changed.

When the Cardinals enter the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday, Texas looks to defend its undefeated 3-0 season start. Stanford is coming in with a 4-1 record, having only lost to top-ranked UConn 57-76. “We’ll be a different team come December, March, April,” Stanford senior AllAmerican Chiney Ogwumike said of the loss. “The goal is to grow from this experience. This team is the standard. Take that as motivation to get better.” The Cardinal hold a 5-2 overall lead in the series against Texas. But Longhorn

senior guard Chassidy Fussell doesn’t let that faze her. Fussell has executed consistently against the California program during her time at Texas. She’s scored a teamleading 17 points in each of her match-ups against the Cardinals, in addition to two steals in the 2011 season opener. After a rough start to that game, Fussell said she had to tone down her excitement. “I think I came up a little too hyped for this game,” Fussell said. “I did not really have the jitters, I do not really know what it was. I feel like everybody on the team can

be better than this game.” Two years later, Fussell has matured and battled through many more games in her 1400 plus-point career. Averaging 16.3 points per game this season, she remains a key piece to the Longhorns’ success. But she doesn’t act alone. Junior forward Nneka Enemkpali played in her Longhorn career debut against Stanford in 2011 with just two points and a block in nine minutes. She now poses a fierce offensive and defensive threat, coming off a 19-point, eightrebound performance against New Mexico on Tuesday.

Enemkpali has transformed her skills even since this season’s start. “If you watch the first game [we played against UTSA], I was in foul trouble the whole game,” Enemkpali said of her adjustment to more stringent NCAA defending rules. “But then coach challenged me and told me I need to be on the floor because I’m productive on the floor, not off the floor.” Enemkpali hopes to be productive on the floor as the Longhorns seek to end the 25-year losing streak against the Cardinal. Tip-off is at 12:30 p.m.

Longhorns’ blockers helped keep the West Virginia hitters uneasy, committing 27 hitting errors. “Our blocking was really good,” Elliott said. “When you start blocking, it puts pressure on the other team. Chiaka [Ogbogu] especially did a phenomenal job at the net.” The Longhorns are hitting their stride as they look forward to the NCAA tournament. “We can win out and do something this program has never done before,” Elliott said about the possibility of going unbeaten in conference. “Our goals are winning this thing outright and getting into a rhythm heading into the tournament.” And they can do just that Saturday against Kansas State, where a win secures an outright Big 12 title. “We had a lot more fun today,” Eckerman said. “We were more energetic these past few games.” The win marked the 10th consecutive season of 20 or more wins under Elliott, an impressive feat for any program. “I fooled some players into coming to Texas and I didn’t make them worse,” Elliott said. “This really helps recruiting and shows the hard work of the players.”

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continues from page 8 for me, it’s just a race, and I have to execute it like I know I can. So I’m very confident in my abilities and in the work that I’ve put in.” Whether she leaves the course in Terre Haute, Ind., with a medal or not, Hall has made her intention clear. “Just get out there and run,” Hall said.

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The UT Diving Invitational kicked off Thursday with the men taking to the one-meter board for their first of three days of competition. With another impressive performance, freshman diver Michael Hixon secured the event with a final score of 410.60 points. Hixon finished the preliminary round at the top of the standings with 404.85 points, but fell into fifth place after his first dive in round one of the finals. Hixon would find his form over the five remaining rounds, clinching the event on his final dive: an inward,

A day after being named the Big 12 Conference’s Women’s Diver of the Week for the second time this season, junior Emma Ivory-Ganja won the three-meter event in Thursday’s final round. Ivory-Ganja’s closing dive, an inward two-anda-half somersault, was good enough to stave off teammate Maren Taylor with a total score of 362.55. Taylor took second with 351.80 points in her return to competition after battling

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two-and-a-half somersault that totaled 80.60 points. Texas occupied five of the eight qualifying spots going into the final. Sophomore Cory Bowersox took third place with 378.25 points, while freshman Mark Anderson placed fourth with 371.80 points. Junior Will Chandler placed seventh with 324.55 points, and senior Will McCraney took eighth place with 306.50 points. This week’s invitational features divers from Texas, Arizona State, California, Miami, Fla., Hawaii, TCU and

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injuries. Freshman Murphy Bromberg was fifth with 331.10 points. Ivory-Ganja came from behind to earn the victory after being led by Hawaii’s Lauren Hall through four of six rounds. Bromberg, who competed in last summer’s FINA World Championships, will headline the 10-meter platform diving competition set for Saturday. The UT Diving Invitational resumes Friday with

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FIRE continues from page 12 Seymour Hoffman. At this point in his career, Hoffman can turn in a great performance while barely trying. Even as he coasts on his icily aloof persona, he’s almost the best thing about “Catching Fire,” only bested by Lawrence. In the first “Hunger Games,” Lawrence did admirable work as a stubborn heroine thrust into a terrible situation, but her performance here is markedly better. Katniss is profoundly damaged after the events of the first film, and Lawrence visibly wears the weight of her actions, bringing a conflicted determination to her role. Throughout the film, Lawrence elevates every scene she plays, and it’s the kind of performance that reminds viewers exactly why Lawrence is in such high demand these days. Despite the strong performances on display, “Catching Fire”’s greatest weakness is its source material. The most interesting element of the first film

was the interplay between the different tributes heading into war together. This film mostly eschews that, as Katniss, Peeta and the allies spend most of their time battling external threats, like poisonous fog and rabid baboons. The games are essentially abandoned when the film demands it, and a late-in-the-game twist robs Katniss of any agency, revealing her as a pawn in a much larger and, presumably, more interesting plot. Even more frustrating than realizing the Hunger Games were a distraction to hide the real plot of the film is “Catching Fire”’s cliffhanger, a monumental occurrence robbed of any impact by being summed up in a line of dialogue rather than a sorely needed visual representation. “Catching Fire” is a better film than the first one. Its characters are more fleshed out, and the actors are sharper and more comfortable in their roles. Director Francis Lawrence does a great job with the

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Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen act in a scene from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

lush jungle setting of the games but fails to craft a complete story. The film’s final twists reveal it as more

“The Matrix Reloaded” than “The Empire Strikes Back,” a middle chapter designed to get the pieces

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how to meet their needs. For a movie that seems like a typical screwball comedy, “Delivery Man” offers touching sincerity, especially when Wozniak struggles to bond with one of his children who has a mental disability. Vaughn puts visible effort into the somber side of his character, rather than leaning on his stock screw-up archetype. But much of the comedic weight falls on his friend and lawyer, Brett (Chris Pratt). While Vaughn plays around with the role of an invisible guardian angel, Pratt steals the show with his antics. It is hard to believe, but Pratt, rather than Vaughn, is the

restaurant industry.” Jessica Dupuy, Food and Drink editor for “Culture Map” and a judge in this year’s festival, said judging a dish begins with evaluating its presentation. While she admits she is a fan of her mother’s meatball recipes, she will go into the competition with an open mind. “The most exciting part of the festival is definitely judging the meatballs because it’s not barbecue, and it’s not Tex-Mex, and it’s not the kind of thing that we normally eat here,” Dupuy said. “It’s not a quintessential food element to Texas or to Austin. It’s something that is completely different — at the same time, it’s familiar.”

funny man in this film. It’s easy to get wrapped up in Vaughn’s mostly serious performance and Pratt’s jokes, but the audience never sees much development from DELIVERY MAN Wozniak’s few offspring actually introduced Director: Ken Scott on screen. “Delivery Man” thank- Genre: Comedy fully retains “Starbuck” Runtime: 103 minutes writer and director Ken Scott, the biological father of the film itself. His script for reaping meaningful adds depth and emotion content out of a premise to a mostly generic situ- devised purely for laughs. ational comedy, managing “Delivery Man” is a surnot to become too pre- prising and unexpected dictable, and aptly balanc- look into fatherhood and ing comedy and drama. responsibility, while also Some of the jokes miss touching on a mostly unthe mark, but the movie explored side of Vaughn’s deserves commendation acting abilities.

Handful of nuts keeps doctor away DALLAS — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30year Harvard study. Researchers tracked 119,000 men and women and found that those who ate nuts roughly every day were 20 percent less likely to die during the study period than those who never ate nuts. Eating nuts less often also appeared to lower the death risk, in direct proportion to consumption. The risk of dying of heart disease dropped 29 percent and the risk of dying of cancer fell 11 percent among those who ate nuts seven or more times a week compared with people who never ate them. “There’s a general

tion, newcomers may find themselves wondering what all the fuss is about once the credits roll.

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into place for a big finale. While fans of the book will certainly appreciate the devotion of this adapta-

perception that if you eat more nuts you’re going to get fat. Our results show the opposite,” said Dr. Ying Bao of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She led the study published in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers don’t know why nuts may boost health. It could be that their unsaturated fatty acids, minerals and other nutrients lower cholesterol and inflammation and reduce other problems, as earlier studies seemed to show. Observational studies such as this one can’t prove cause and effect — they only suggest a connection. The Harvard group has long been known for solid science on diets. Its findings build on a major study earlier this year — an experiment that found a Mediterranean-style diet

supplemented with nuts cuts the chance of heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them. In 2003, the Food and Drug Administration said a fistful of nuts a day as part of a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of heart disease. The new research combines two studies that started in the 1980s on 76,464 female nurses and 42,498 male health professionals. They filled out surveys on food and lifestyle habits every two to four years, including how often they ate a serving of nuts. Compared with people who never ate nuts, those who had them less than once a week reduced their risk of death seven percent; once a week, 11 percent; two to four times a week, 13 percent and seven or more times a week 20 percent. —Associated Press

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exclamatory post may have led many on the path to Brussels sprouts. Or, avoid the fad and cook them in some balsamic vinegar with dried cranberries. Pan-frying them with butter is just as easy. Or, bake up this glorious skillet recipe at any holiday potluck you attend in the next few weeks. It’s a fairly simple dish that only dirties a few pans. A cast iron skillet is recommended, but an 8-by-8 pan would work as well. There are several ways to spice up or add different flavor profiles to the Brussels sprout bake. I recommend adding half a jalapeno, with seeds, to the sauce. If the people around the table can handle the heat, a spicy pepper cheese is sure to make the dish stand out even more. If not, sharp cheddar is classic. The recipe calls for

Vegenaise, the lighter and more hipster-friendly version of mayonnaise. Greek yogurt subs in for what would typically be sour cream in a recipe like this, giving the dish a slightly less tangy, heavy sauce. To make the bake more dynamic, frozen bags of corn and edamame are used to complement the Brussels sprouts. Zap them in the microwave for a few minutes to get the frost off, and then they will be good to go. Don’t worry about actually defrosting or cooking them first. When this Brussels sprout bake hits the table this season, listen to the crunch of bread crumbs as the first serving is dished out, and watch closely, because it will be eaten up in a flash. Take some time to get to know Brussels sprouts this season. Everyone else is.

Also, almost all cultures have their own take on the meatball. You can make them with any kind of meat and in any style. —Ane Andere Urquiola, Owner of “Hungry Girl Austin” blog

Besides the meatballs and glasses of wine served to wash them down, there will be three bands playing at the festival. With tents set up in the parking lot of Winflo, people can go around and taste the different styles of meatballs. Several food bloggers will attend this weekend’s festival to judge the meatballs for themselves. Ane Andere Urquiola, who owns a blog called “Hungry Girl Austin”, plans to try out the 14 different meatball recipes. “Also, almost all cultures have their own take on the

meatball,” Urquiola said. “You can make them with any kind of meat and in any style.” The winning restaurants of the first Austin Meatball Festival will receive trophies as testaments to their accomplishments in the department of spherical meat. “I’m just really excited about getting the restaurant community together,” Walley said. “We’re not paying the restaurants to be a part of this. They are doing it on their own time. They really want to join in on the fun.”


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Brussels sprouts make return Brussels sprouts are making a well-deserved comeback in the foodie world, and this skillet bake combines them with edamame and corn in an easy recipe.

By Elisabeth Dillon Daily Texan Columnist @ElisabethDillon

Brussels sprouts, the long undervalued and overlooked relative of cabbage, are finally getting some love. Not the most romantic vegetable, these leafygreen pods recently hit the foodie spotlight, despite their bad reputation. But don’t be fooled. No matter what BuzzFeed tells you, Brussels sprouts didn’t become delicious overnight. They’ve seen things. They’ve been around. Disregard the hype and just enjoy them for what they are. There are plenty of options for the tender vegetable. When I say dress to impress this holiday season, I don’t mean with your apparel. Make those B-sprouts stand out. If cooking isn’t on the schedule, head on over to Cafe Mueller and try the delicious crispy sprouts there. In a time crunch, they’re delightful when roasted — Jezebel was a little late to the game, calling this method “The New Truth and The New Light.” But at least the

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Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 40-50 minutes Ingredients: - ½ medium onion - 2 cloves garlic - ½ shallot - 1 cup greek yogurt - 1 cup Vegenaise - 1 tsp salt - ½ tsp pepper - 1 tbs cream or milk

- ½ jalapeno - 1 lb. Brussels sprouts - 1 12 oz. bag frozen sweet cut corn - 1 12 oz. bag frozen edamame - 2 cups shredded cheese (pepper or sharp cheddar) - ½ cup bread crumbs Directions: - Preheat oven to 400 degrees. - Chop onion, garlic and shallot,

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and saute until onion starts to brown. - Place cooked ingredients, greek yogurt, Vegenaise, salt, pepper, cream and jalapeno in blender. Blend until smooth. Set aside. - Microwave corn and edamame. - Cut Brussels sprouts — slice off the ends, and then halve the sprouts — and put half of them at the bottom of the skillet.

Cover with half of the corn and edamame mixture. Then put half of the sauce on top, followed by cheese and then bread crumbs. - Repeat one more time. Make sure the bread crumbs on top cover the whole skillet. Add more if necessary. - Cook 40-50 minutes until the top of the bake is golden brown. Let sit five minutes before serving and enjoying.

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Vaughn delivers newfound ‘Catching Fire’ burns sporadically seriousness in paternal role By Alex Williams @alexwilliamsdt

By Alex Pelham @TalkingofPelham

Vince Vaughn is well known for playing the lovable loser character, and his performance in “Delivery Man” is no different. Vaughn has a knack for playing the ridiculous, yet likable, man-child, but his performance in “Delivery Man” shows off an underused tenderness, adding to this heartwarming comedy. The past of David Wozniak (Vaughn) catches up to him when he is informed that, after donating sperm multiple times under the alias “Starbuck,” he has fathered 533 children. When a large chunk of his offspring bands together to sue the sperm bank into revealing the identity of the father, Wozniak takes charge of his life,

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Vince Vaughn acts in a scene from “Delivery Man,” a movie that sees him play a sperm donor trying to get to know his children.

deciding to get to know his sons and daughters one-by-one. The premise is unoriginal — the film is a remake of the 2011 French film “Starbuck” — but “Delivery Man” explores new ideas, compared to most situational comedies.

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As soon as “The Hunger Games” books attained massive popularity, it was inevitable that they would be adapted into an equally popular film series, and the first film certainly made a big impression on the box office. “Catching Fire,” the hotly anticipated sequel, irons out many of the wrinkles from the first film while following an almost identical formula. It appears to be a fairly faithful adaptation, but it’s also an incomplete film, more interested in getting pieces into place for the next film than telling its own story. This sequel follows Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), the most recent victors of the Hunger Games, a brutal method of population control that pits teenagers against

each other in a fight to the death. As Katniss and Peeta are paraded around the country on a victory tour, they struggle to maintain a mostly feigned romance, with the sinister THE HUNGER President Snow (Donald Sutherland) breathing GAMES: CATCHING down their necks. AfFIRE REVIEW ter their tour, Snow announces the 75th Hunger Director: Francis Lawrence Games will use victors Genre: Action from past games, sending Katniss and Pee- Runtime: 146 minutes ta back into the arena once again. one-dimensional, its self“Catching Fire”’s first serving injustice is more half hour moves effi- cartoonish and repeticiently, establishing its tive than self-righteously principal stakes and con- compelling, and there’s flicts, but then takes its little in the way of develtime getting to the event, opment or motivation for opting instead to set up the cardboard leaders at the oppressive govern- its head. ment that serves as the That oppressive govseries’ antagonist. The ernment is represented struggle against “the man” by the perfectly menacis a familiar narrative, but ing Sutherland and the “Catching Fire” fails to absolutely chilling Philip bring any originality to it. This institution is fairly FIRE page 11

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Family memories spark meatball festival By Kritika Pramod Kulshrestha @kritika88

Jenn Walley grew up savoring her mother’s saltysweet Christmas Eve Swedish meatballs infused with grape jelly. Now she gets to flaunt her fondness for meatballs as chairperson of the first Austin Meatball Festival. “We got the idea because last year Michael and I were in Aspen, Colo., for a trip in the fall, and we happened to stumble across a macaroni and cheese festival,” Walley said. “They had shut down the block and you could just walk up and

taste the macaroni and cheese.” Italian restaurant Winflo Osteria is hosting the meatball festival. Walley said the festival is a friendly competition between the 14 participating restaurants with three different voting categories. There will be a popular vote for the best meatball dish, a critic’s choice vote for best tasting and a most creative vote from the judges panel, which is mostly made up of food writers. “This year, everything is trial and error because we are kind of experimenting with it — how we want to go about choosing the restaurants,” Walley said.

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