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Calendar Pop Royalty Pretend you’re Lady Gaga, Katy Perry or Rhianna at the Alamo Drafthouse’s Pop Princess sing along. Tickets cost $12 and the event starts at 10:15 p.m. Read more about the event on page 16.

Fashion Week Boutiques and salons around town will hold events today for Austin Fashion week. For more details, check out the website at www.fashionweekaustin.com.

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UT to invest in technology commercialization By LIz Farmer Daily Texan Staff

The UT System Board of Regents convened Wednesday to develop ways to generate more revenue by utilizing technology and research through entrepreneurial outreach. The plan was discussed during the board’s technology transfer and research committee. It includes expanding statewide business ventures in which the UT System will share ownership. Bryan Allinson, executive director for technology commercialization, said the committee’s focus is on UT-owned intellectual property. Investments will be put towards technological programs that support more commercializa-

tion for the UT System. “We think there’s $2.4 billion worth of research here,� Allinson said. Development of search engine tools to make research information more accessible is one way the UT System is trying to increase transparency. The search engine tools include information about research, faculty, patents and technologies for business access. Allinson said these tools are a way to communicate that UT is open for business. In 2010, the UT System had 33 new startups and will vote today on an investment fund, which will pay $10 million in phase one toward the outreach efforts. Phase

two of the UT Horizon Fund has not yet been planned but will be larger, according to the meeting agenda. Allinson said the investments will be a source of new capital — money that would otherwise go to Silicon Valley. The fund is also an opportunity for the UT System to diversify the businesses that invest in UT technologies. “We think this will help align our interests and put UT in a better negotiating place,� Allinson said. UT President William Powers Jr. said before the formation of the committee six months ago, the board discussed commercial-

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Barry Burgdorf, vice chancellor and general counsel for the UT system, TECH continues on PAGE 2 asks for continued sponsorship in a meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Student body representation increases on budget council

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Truman Capote, the author of true crime novel “In Cold Blood,� dies at age 59 from liver cancer.

The voices of University students and faculty will be heard this year through the representation of one student and one faculty member on the Univer-

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201 East 21st Street Suspicious Person: A UT student reported she was approached by a subject outside the residence hall. The subject asked the student for her name, floor that she lived on and room number. The student told the subject her name and what floor she lived on, but no further information. The stwudent left and was visiting a friend on the same floor she lived on. As she was leaving the same subject was walking along the floor reading the name tags. During the investigation, the officers were able to locate the suspicious person. The subject was identified as a current UT student. The student informed the officers that he simply wanted to have a conversation with the female student since he believed they were friends on Facebook.

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Freshman Chris Akin raises the Hook ‘Em Horns while he and others sing the Eyes of Texas during Wednesday’s Big Yell event in the SAC. The Big Yell is hosted by the Texas Exes to teach UT songs, history and traditions to new students.

Big Yell salutes school spirit Each fall the Texas Exes Spirit and Tra- and lessons in all of the UT yells that have

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ditions Council hosts the Big Yell to high- existed since the University’s first football light historical origins of UT’s school spir- team was established in 1893.

rom the first UT yell to the school’s it traditions. This year, the program took The event included a musical perforchoice of burnt orange, the Big Yell on place in the Student Activities Center ball- mance by the Texas Spirits, who sang a Wednesday offered insight into school room and included door prizes, a brief his-

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“If you call having a less than 5 percent chance of being able to walk normally and two years later returning to the field a miracle, then I would say it is a miracle.�

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In an effort to increase the variety of perspectives on the University’s budget, UT President William Powers, Jr. approved a resolution by Student Government instating the increased representation. Before he approved Andrea Gore the resPharmacy professor o l u tion this week, seven UT administrators served on the council. Student Government President Natalie Butler and pharmacy professor Andrea Gore will join the other seven members of the council on Sept. 1, Powers wrote in his blog Tower Talk. In the blog, Powers wrote the council is instrumental in making budgetary decisions, and he

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Julian Villalobos walks past the renovated Co-op Outlet Wednesday morning.

Students will soon have another option for purchasing health conscious, local groceries at the University Co-op grocery store scheduled to open next week. Co-op management decided to build the grocery store after receiving positive feedback for it on their annual student survey, said Co-op CEO and president George Mitchell. Mitchel l s aid t he g ro c e r y store, which is located on the

2200 block of Guadalupe Street at the Co-op Outlet’s former location, will be larger than a convenience store and unique to the UT community. “We did a lot of research and checked out a lot of universities,� Mitchell said. “Stores like this are a big deal especially on the west coast. The layout itself of our store is really unusual and seems to cover all of the areas of what students need.� Mitchell said once the bank next door closes Sept. 17, the C o-op will make t he build-

             

ing an addition to the Co-op grocery store. “That part of the store will house Texas products specifically,� Mitchell said. “We hope to open [that section of the store] on Oct. 1.� Zach Voelker, manager of the Co-op grocery store, said the store was not only student-inspired but will also house products specific to the needs of students who live on campus. He said the store will carry a variety

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will be able to think indepen- a lot of preconceptions and things done,� Gore said. “I try dently but also work well with keeps an open mind. She said to exhibit the right amount of she thought it was also impor- tenacity. If something is imporadministrators. tant, I stick to it and don’t let it drop.� Butler said she was proud to be chosen as the student representative by Powers. She said adding a student to the council had been a personal goal of hers since her campaign for Student Government President began, and she is excited to be part of the council. — Andrea Gore, pharmacy professor “I think it’s going to be a lot of work, and I imagine there is a lot to learn,� Butler said. “Budgets are very comGore said she feels she was tant that she has served on mul- plex, but I’m excited to do the nominated for the council be- tiple University committees. work to learn all I need to be a “I have a reputation for hav- good advocate for students on cause she has only worked here for a few years, she doesn’t have ing a lot of energy and getting the committee.�

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committee, first suggested the idea of a student representative informally in 2009. “We presented him with an affordability platform,� O’Rourke said. “We told him that there was no way to achieve some affordability measures unless we had real representation on some of these committees that make budget decisions.� Faculty Council chairman Alan Friedman said he suggested Gore to Powers because she has a good sense of how the institution works. Friedman suggested five other faculty members for the council, but only Gore was selected at this time. He said because Gore has been a member of the Faculty Advisory Budget Committee, she

I have a reputation for having a lot of energy and getting things done. I try to exhibit the right amount of tenacity.

YELL continues from PAGE 1 song to the tune of “Summer Nights� from Grease about UT traditions and the football season. Advertising junior Erica Flores and five other officers of the Spirit and Traditions Council opened the event. “I hope everyone is as excited for this year and Big Yell as we are,� Flores said. The Texas Lassos, the Texas Hellraisers, the Orange Jackets and other campus spirit organizations came together Wednesday night to teach students about their school and some old-school cheers to pull out this football season. The first UT yell, written in 1892, reads “Hullabaloo! Hoo-ray! Hoo-ray! Hullabaloo! Hoo-ray! Hoo-ray! Hooray! Hoo-ray! ‘Varsity! ‘Varsity! U.T.A!� The University was referred to as ‘varsity in the yell because in the late 19th century

when the university opened, it was commonplace to shorten University to “‘varsity�, said event host Jim Nicar, director of campus relations for the Texas Exes. Texas A&M University was referred to as “the college� when that yell was still in use, Nicar said. The school’s burnt orange and white colors were first determined when two football players desperate for school spirit ribbons took what the manager of a general store had the most trouble selling, Nicar said. He said they went through changes, including a burnt orange and maroon phase but eventually returned to burnt orange and white. UT’s first live Longhorn mascot was served for dinner before a football game in the early 1920s, and Bevo was named by a magazine, not because of

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a practical joke by the Aggies, Nicar said. “In reality, the very first football game that was ever on the campus was the fall of 1883, the very first semester UT was open,� he said. “There wasn’t anybody to play because it was 1883, so we challenged a local private high school, and we lost. We don’t talk about that game very much.� Math and economics sophomore Roger Hung attended Big Yell last year and said the program provided insight into traditions. His favorite part was learning what myths weren’t true, how the yells changed over the years and all about UT traditions, he said. “I came [to school] here last year and school spirit wasn’t that big,� he said. “This year, it’s before the year starts, and I can already tell school spirit is going to be so big. I came here to support the school spirit.�

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ization, but the committee improved those discussions. Powers said the University does not normally engage in seeking partnerships with businesses to generate revenue. UT System spokesman Matt Flores said expectations of new board leadership included the need for more focus on advancing technological-based efforts. He said the board wanted to be less reactive and more proactive when it comes to intellectual property within the UT System institutions. “It’s becoming a more competitive market out there for patents for discoveries,� Flores said. The board continues to hear different plans by various committees today and vote on Chanc e l l o r Fr a n c i s c o C i g a r r o a’s framework on establishing excellence and transparency within institutions.


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North Korea could resume talks to end nuclear enterprise By Foster Klug & Mansur Mirovalev The Associated Press

MOSCOW — North Korean leader Kim Jong Il says his country is ready to impose a nuclear test and production moratorium if international talks on its atomic program resume, in Pyongyang’s latest effort to restart long-stalled, aid-for-disarmament talks. It remains to be seen, however, whether Kim’s reported gesture at a summit Wednesday with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will satisfy the most skeptical of the five other nations at talks meant to end the North’s nuclear weapons ambitions — the United States, South Korea and Japan. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday that Kim Jong Il’s reported offer to refrain from nuclear and missile tests was “a welcome first step� but not enough to restart six-party disarmament talks. Kim, at the summit in eastern Siberia, reportedly made no men-

tion of an issue that lies at the heart of negotiators’ worries: North Korea’s recently revealed uranium enrichment program. Medvedev spokeswoman Natalya Timakova was quoted by the ITARTass news agency as saying that Kim expressed readiness to return to the nuclear talks without preconditions, and, “in the course of the talks, North Korea will be ready to resolve the question of imposing a moratorium on tests and production of nuclear missile weapons.� The North promised to freeze its long-range missile tests in 1999, but has since routinely tested short-range missiles and launched a long-range rocket in April 2009. It has also conducted two nuclear tests, most recently in 2009, and last year it shelled a South Korean front-line island, killing four, and allegedly torpedoed a South Korean warship, killing 46. The North has repeatedly said it wants the so-called six-party nuclear talks to resume. Washington and Seoul, however, have been wary, calling first for an improvement in the abysmal ties between the Ko-

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, right, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, are seen during a meeting at a military garrison near the city of Ulan-Ude in Buryatia, Russia, on Wednesday. North Korea is ready to impose a moratorium on nuclear missile tests if international talks resume.

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reas and for a sincere sign from the North that it will abide by past commitments it has made in previous rounds of the nuclear talks. The six-sided nuclear talks involving North Korea and the United States, China, Japan, Russia and South Korea have been stalled since December 2008. But faced with deepening sanctions and economic trouble, North Korea has pushed to restart them.

On another subject, Medvedev said Russia and North Korea moved forward on a proposal to ship natural gas to South Korea through a pipeline across North Korea. North Korea had long been reluctant to help its powerful archenemy increase its gas supply, but recently has shown interest in the project. The South wants Russian energy but is wary of North Korean influence over its energy supply.

With deficit battle fought, lawmakers turn to red ink By Stephen Ohlemacher The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — After months of unrelieved gloom and discord, Congress and President Barack Obama are starting to make a dent in the federal budget deficit. It’s projected to shrink slightly to $1.28 trillion this year, and bigger savings from this month’s debt ceiling deal are forecast over the next decade. No one’s celebrating. There will be plenty of red ink for years to come. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday that annual budget deficits will be reduced by a total of $3.3 trillion over the next decade, largely because of the deficit reduction package passed by Congress earlier this month. The office also forecast persistently high unemployment, a troubling political prospect for President Barack Obama in the crucial months of his campaign to win a second term. Even with the anticipated big savings, annual budget deficits are expected to total nearly $3.5 trillion over the next decade — and much more if Bush-era tax cuts scheduled to expire at the end of next year are extended. In all, nearly $8.5 trillion would be added to the national debt over the next 10 years if the tax cuts and certain spending programs are

               

  

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OVERVIEW This is not the first time Perry has received national media attention. Last year, numerous reputable news outlets In the less than two weeks since he threw his hat in the clamored to cover the governor’s showdown with a coyote; ring, Gov. Rick Perry has catapulted into the national spot- while jogging, the governor shot the animal with his laserlight as a top GOP contender for the 2012 presidential race. sighted pistol when it threatened his daughter’s Labrador In fact, Perry has taken the lead among Republican candi- retriever. Similarly, the media spotlight currently focused dates, according to results released Wednesday from the on Perry portrays the image of a rugged and fearless Texan most recent Gallup poll. ready to make the federal government as “inconsequential” as he can, as he promised he would in his presidential announcement speech on Aug. 13 in Charleston, S.C. While Perry continues to soak up the media sun, voters across the nation will continue to learn about his decade-long term as governor of Texas. Within days of becoming governor in 2001, he told Texans higher education would remain his top priority, according to the Austin American-Statesman. However, serious improvements have yet to be seen. Perry’s support for the “seven breakthrough solutions,” or proposed reforms for higher education, and his style-over-substance call for a $10,000 bachelor’s degree program show how disconnected he is from the realities of higher education in the state. In short, voters across the nation don’t know Perry like we know him. His educaCharles Dharapak | The Associated Press tion track record is one of many that sugRepublican presidential candidate, Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa State Fair gests he is charging around the country in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 15. on a platform of minimal substance. We

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Increasing input in budget discussions Earlier this month, President William Powers Jr. announced that the University Budget Council will be expanded to include a student and a faculty member for the first time since its establishment in 2000. The council is a high-level committee that advises the president on how to allocate University funds among its various units and strategic initiatives. Since its inception during former UT President Larry Faulkner’s tenure, it has operated with an administrator-only membership, and its behind-the-scenes nature has left its real influence up to speculation. This move is a much-needed step in the right direction of fiscal transparency in light of the current climate, which has included large budget cuts and pressure from outside groups to change how the University operates. The change was produced by a productive collaboration between Student Government, Senate of College Councils, Graduate Student Assembly, faculty and administrators. The end all, of course, is not simply membership but action. Tough times have illustrated that shared sacrifice requires shared decision-making and, moving forward, shared accountability. We hope that the two new council members — Student Body President Natalie Butler and pharmacy professor Andrea Gore — utilize the voices of their respective groups and add perspective and value to ongoing budget discussions.

President Powers steers UT in new directions By Francis D. Fisher Daily Texan Guest Columnist

While you were away from Austin this summer, President William Powers Jr. set new goals for UT. He shifted from seeking money to finance the ever-escalating cost of college in the pattern of the past and explained to us that UT must change itself to make college affordable in the future. Remarkably, Powers effected this reorientation amid belt-tightening made necessary by the recession and the state balanced-budget requirement. While the recession concentrated attention on fiscal matters, Powers’ redirection does much more than shave costs from doing things in old ways. The underlying problem, of course, is that higher education is labor-intensive, and since the invention of the book and movable type, it has not found ways to add capital to improve productivity. Historically, we have raised salaries to match what is paid beyond our ivy walls where productivity has increased. The resulting ever-escalating costs of higher education are unsustainable, and it seems we have reached the limits of what the Legislature and families can pay. While the Legislature will support larger enrollments due to a growing Texas population and the greater rate at which Texans attend college, it will no longer pay more to teach the present college population with present methods just because productivity has increased elsewhere. Families, too, have reached the lim-

its of what they can pay. Today, it costs about one-fourth of median family income to send one Texas resident to a four-year public university for one year. We risk limiting higher education to the rich. The shift in Powers’ thinking from more state aid and higher tuition to changes in the form of college is dramatic. In his 2008 Report on Tuition, Powers sought to justify increases in tuition and state support because, as he reported, the costs of instruction at UT since 1990 had risen at an annual rate of 2.8 percent, after adjusting for inflation. Now, the reality that real costs cannot continue to increase at that rate (doubling in the next 25 years) has sunk in. Powers concludes that changes must be made in at least in three areas: entering students must know more college material, technology can increase productivity of learning and success should be measured by outputs. The Commission of 125, a group comprised largely of alumni, said in its 2004 report that “university-level curricula” should be learned at the University. Course requirements, it advised, should not “be easily satisfied through advanced-placement examinations.” And the Task Force on Curricular Reform, which Powers led while dean of the School of Law, echoed this dim view of learning college material in high school. It recommended establishing “limits on the number of examination and transfer credits that can be counted toward graduation.” Now, to condense learning and to move more rapidly to a degree, at less cost to students and

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the state, Powers proposes considering a threeyear degree, with AP accomplishment to help achieve it. In his important speech this summer, Powers cited the use of new information technologies “to support learning inside and outside the classroom.” UT has initiated course redesign programs for introductory courses in chemistry, biology and statistics “to shift the emphasis from traditional teaching methods to more innovative and effective student-centered learning.” Powers announced a partnership with Harvard and Carnegie Mellon universities “to use advanced instructional technology and interactive tools to develop free educational materials and online interactive tutors.” In his speech, Powers called for judging education by outputs, such as the number of degrees granted in a set number of years. This represents a healthy shift from earlier attention to inputs such as the student-faculty ratio, a perverse measure of productivity. While reducing a lecture class from 200 to 100 greatly affects the student-faculty ratio, it does nothing to increase student-faculty contact. In his speech, Powers also praised the new first-year signature courses, small classes taught by established faculty, as an important innovation designed to assure that every student has a small class, where a member of the faculty will know him or her well enough to give advice and write a letter of recommendation. Fisher is a senior research fellow in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

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Higher pay associated with good looks, professor finds By Allie Kolechta Daily Texan Staff

UT students may need more than just a degree to be successful in the workplace, according to a recently published book by a UT professor. Beauty Pays, released on Monday and authored by economics professor Daniel Hamermesh, is a study on the effect of a person’s physical appearance in the workplace. According to the book, after adjusting for educational differences, beautiful people make 5 percent more money than their average looking coworkers and are likely to make between 10 and 12 percent more than their worst looking coworkers. Hamermesh saw another project on the subject 20 years ago and was inspired to pursue serious economic research on the topic, he said. “The book notes that beauty is inherently scarce and is thus a fit topic for thinking economically since economics deal with scarcity,� he said. After writing seven scholarly papers on the subject, Hamermesh said he felt it was time to make his research public. The book also contains the research of many other economists who have done work in the area, he said. The book uses ratings from interviewers or from pictures to determine who is or isn’t beautiful, Hamermesh said. While the rating of beauty is largely subjective, most people tend to view other’s looks in a similar way, he said. “If you think somebody is good looking, the odds are that most other people will feel the same way about him or her,� Hamermesh said. “If you think a person is ugly, most onlookers would agree.� The book discusses why beauty affects how well we do in the work place and in other parts of life, what “beauty� means in the workplace, how each sex is affected, whether the trend is a form of discrimination and other factors related to the issue. “Beauty affects outcomes on jobs, in dating and marriage, and in lending — essentially in any market,� he said. “It affects how happy we are, too.� Biology freshman Stephanie Jacobs said

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A new book authored by UT economics professor Daniel Hammermesh argues attractive people earn between five and 12 percent more than their less attractive coworkers.

she thinks beautiful people may have better luck getting hired for certain jobs because they seem more confident. “People like to see perfection,� she said. “It could make bosses feel as though certain

candidates will have a more successful time in the workplace.� Although Jacobs said she does not think this is fair, those who are not viewed as beautiful should use other resources avail-

able to them so they can help narrow the gap in success, she said. A beautiful appearance does provide an advantage over less attractive people when getting hired, while in the workplace and in

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A bull tramples a rider during the 2011 Austin Rodeo this past March. A recent report shows that rodeos continue to thrive, despite a weak economy. According to the study, which was conducted by an Austin-based economic consulting firm, 75 percent of this year’s out-of-town attendees came to Austin primarily for the rodeo. Of the $68.8 million total economic impact, $20.9 million went directly to the company that hosted

Rodeo Austin stimulated the Austin area’s economy to the tune of $68.8 million in 2011, according to an economic impact study released Wednesday. The 16-day fair and rodeo, which was held in March, saw 300,000 attendees this year, up from 165,000 a decade ago.



the events, and during the past 11 years, the event has brought $14.2 million to the city of Austin and $1.8 million to Travis County in the form of tax revenue. Rodeo Austin also donated $1.9 million in revenue to Texas youth charities this year. — Matthew Stottelmyre

of snack foods and health foods provided by local vendors. “We feel this is especially important because the food is not freshly prepared so we are trying to provide the best nutrition to students we can offer,� Voelker said. The store will also carry a number of products that are distributed in smaller packages, Voelker said. He said the store will sell small packages to benefit students because they do not go to waste and fit in the smaller storage areas available to students living on campus. Rhetoric and writing senior Rebekah Luna said she is excited about the prospect of more health food being available near campus. She said she hopes the items available are made affordable to students. “It’s exciting and will be really convenient to have around,� Luna said. “I think it’s also kind of silly because it doesn’t look to be much bigger than a convenience store and students can just take public transportation to H-E-B.�

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NEWS BRIEFLY Evidence-tamperer loses appeal in West Campus murder case On Wednesday, a court denied the appeal of an accessory to a West Campus murder case who was previously convicted of tampering with murder evidence. Laura Ashley Hall claimed the conviction was not valid because prosecutors did not reveal the allegations that the Austin Police Department forensics lab “had been accused of doing substandard, shoddy and incomplete DNA analysis with lax training and quality controls,� according to the court document. In 2005, then-UT student Hall was sentenced to 5 years in jail for altering evidence in the murder of Austin resident Jennifer Cave. Prosecution claimed Hall assisted then-UT student Colton

Pitonyak in the mutilation of Cave’s body and also helped him escape to Mexico. While Pitonyak received a 55-year sentence for murder, Hall appealed during the hearing, according to the Aug. 24 court appeals document. Hall’s case went back to court in 2009 before a new jury, where she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the same crime based on previously unpresented evidence. The appeals court cleared the crime lab of all allegations and stated Hall’s appeal would more likely be hurt than supported by allegations of false lab results, since original results came back clear of Hall’s DNA. Hall’s representative, attorney Joe James Sawyer, could not be reached for comment. — Jillian Bliss


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Texas-born orangutan dies after worsening illness

Michigan appeals court bans selling of medicinal marijuana By Ed White The Associated Press

Courtesy of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

This undated photo released by The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium shows Willie, a 20-year-old Sumatran orangutan. Willie has died at the zoo after battling a respiratory disease for years.

POWELL, Ohio — A 20-year-old Sumatran orangutan has died at an Ohio zoo after battling a respiratory disease for years. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Wednesday that the orangutan named Willie had periodic infections and pneumonia and had been trained

to take an inhaler. The zoo says he underwent a lung washing and other procedures on Tuesday after staff noted his condition had worsened. He was thought to be recovering when he died overnight. The zoo now has two Sumatran orangutans, Tara and Sally, who was

paired to breed with Willie. Willie was born at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, in 1991. He has been at the Columbus zoo since 2002 on a breeding recommendation. The median life expectancy for a male orangutan is 21 years. — The Associated Press

day reflects a gradual nationwide trend to abandon the devices, largely because of arguments that the cameras simply generate revenue without improving safety. More than a dozen cities ban the cameras, as do nine states. But supporters say such programs have widespread support, noting that about 500 municipalities still use them.

Houston residents voted nine months ago to banish the cameras, which ticket motorists running red lights. The company that operates the program says canceling the contract will cost Houston $25 million. Los Angeles officials decided to end its program because it was losing money. — The Associated Press

NEWS BRIEFLY Houston becomes second city to disable red-light cameras

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DETROIT — Medical marijuana cannot be sold through private shops, the Michigan appeals court said Wednesday in a major decision that strikes at businesses trying to cash in on pot and cuts off a source for people with chronic ailments. A three-judge panel said the 2008 medical marijuana law, as well as the state’s public health code, does not allow people to sell pot to each other, even if they’re among the 99,500 who have stateissued marijuana cards. The court said Compassionate Apothecary in Mount Pleasant, Mich., can be immediately shut down as a “public nuisance.� The 3-0 decision means local authorities can pursue similar businesses, estimated at 200 to 300, in their communities. It was not immediately clear whether they would, but state Attorney General Bill Schuette said he’s notifying all 83 county prosecutors. “This ruling is a huge victory for public safety and Michigan communities struggling with an invasion of pot shops near their schools, homes and churches,� Schuette said in a statement. “The court echoed the concerns of law enforcement, clarifying that this law is narrowly focused to help the seriously ill, not the creation of a marijuana free-for-all.� Of course, not everyone shares that view. Chuck Ream, president of an Ann Arbor shop, called the ruling an “assault on democracy� nearly three years after voters approved marijuana as a way to relieve pain or other medical problems. He estimates that one-third

of people with marijuana cards get pot through dispensaries, with others growing their own or getting it through a registered caregiver. “If they want wheelchairs chained to every door at the Capitol, if they want to fight about this — oh, boy, they’ll have a fight,� said Ream of A2 Compassionate Healthcare. “There are a lot of people who don’t want to be drooling idiots on Oxycontin. They’ve found a medicine that relieves their pain and makes them happy.� There is no dispute that the marijuana law makes no mention of dispensaries; it doesn’t even indicate how people should get their dope. It says people can possess up to 2.5 ounces of “usable� pot and keep up to 12 plants in a locked place. A caregiver also can provide marijuana. Compassionate Apothecary, and owners of the mid-Michigan company, claimed they weren’t doing anything illegal because the law allows the “delivery� and “transfer� of marijuana. The business allows its 345 members to sell marijuana to each other, with the owners taking as much as a 20 percent cut. In less than three months, Compassionate Apothecary earned $21,000 before expenses after opening in May 2010. “The ‘medical use’ of marijuana does not include patient-topatient ‘sales’ of marijuana. Defendants, therefore, have no authority under the (law) to operate a marijuana dispensary that actively engages in and carries out patient-to-patient sales,� said appeals court judges Joel Hoekstra, Christopher Murray and Cynthia Diane Stephens. Ricky Lewis, 53, of Southgate said he’s relied on a Detroit-area

dispensary to ease symptoms of glaucoma. He said he can’t afford to grow marijuana because lights add $300 to $400 to his monthly electricity bill. When people are compelled to buy marijuana on the street, “you may not get what you need; you may get robbed,� said Lewis, no relation to the attorney. Corrina Neff, a board member with the nonprofit Weidman Compassion Club in Isabella County, said the phone was ringing nonstop Wednesday from people “freaking out, panicking, wondering where they’re supposed to get their meds from.� “We’re going to do everything we can to comply with the law, but I just can’t say no to people who are really suffering,� Neff said. “So I’m probably just going to give it to them for free and I’ll have to offset my costs somewhere else.� Nick Tennant, who advises marijuana users at a Detroit-area trade school called Med Grow Cannabis College, said he wasn’t surprised by the decision. Opening a shop, he said, was “extremely risky.� “Our law gives no specific guidelines to the operation of dispensaries — nothing. Other states do. Look at Colorado,� Tennant said. Indeed, medical marijuana is more than 10 years old in Colorado. On July 1, dozens of rules took effect there allowing and regulating the sale of pot at commercial businesses. Sixteen states and the District of Columbia allow the medical use of marijuana. It was the first time the Michigan appeals court has ruled in a case involving medical pot sales. The state Supreme Court, meanwhile, has agreed to hear appeals on other aspects of the medical marijuana law.

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Idaho professor kills graduate student By Jessie L. Bonner The Associated Press

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This undated photo provided by Andy Benoit shows Katy Benoit.

BOISE, Idaho — A college professor who alternately referred to himself as a “psychopathic killer� and “the beast� committed suicide after killing a graduate student he had recently dated, police said in newly revealed court documents. Meanwhile, Katy Benoit’s family said Wednesday that the psychology student had become increasingly alarmed about Ernesto A. Bustamante’s behavior and had taken steps to get away from the man police say eventually killed her. Bustamante’s body was found early Tuesday in a Moscow hotel room after the 31-year-old former University of Idaho professor apparently shot himself in the head with a revolver, police said. Benoit, 22, had been killed on the front porch of her Moscow home a day earlier. Her two roommates told police they had been baking cookies late Monday when Benoit stepped outside for a cigarette and about two minutes later, they heard gunfire. Benoit had been shot multiple

Groups work to block immigration law By Bob Johnson The Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Lawyers for the federal government and for a coalition of civil rights groups asked a federal judge Wednesday to block a new Alabama law cracking down on illegal immigration, arguing that it stomps on such basic rights as free speech and free travel. But attorneys for the state argued the law allows the state to regulate illegal immigration in the absence of action from the federal government and that many opponents have overreacted about the law’s expected impact. Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General William Orrick told U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn that sections of Alabama’s law — which has been described by opponents and supporters as the toughest such law in the country — should be blocked because they conflict with federal law. Blackburn was holding a hearing on lawsuits filed by the U.S. government, civil rights groups including the American Civil Liberties Union and Alabama church leaders that seek to block the new law signed by Gov. Robert Bentley in June. The all-day hearing in Birmingham continued Wednesday evening. The law allows police officers,

in conducting routine traffic stops, to arrest those they suspect of being illegal immigrants. Other provisions in the broad measure also make it a crime to transport or provide shelter to an illegal immigrant. It also requires schools to report the immigration status of students, a provision opponents say will make many parents afraid to send their children to school. Orrick said the law intrudes on the authority of the federal government, which enforces immigration policy. Judges have blocked all or parts of similar laws in Arizona, Utah, Georgia and Indiana. “There’s no room for the states to be legislating in this area,� Orrick told Blackburn, who heard three hours of arguments from the law’s opponents in the morning. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange later told the judge that the immigration law should not be seen as a sign that Alabama doesn’t welcome those from other nations. Strange said the state’s recruitment in recent years of such foreign-owned businesses as Hyundai from South Korea and Mercedes from Germany shows that “nothing is further from the truth.� He urged the judge to let the law take effect as planned Sept. 1. In asking Blackburn to thrown out parts of the law, Orrick told

Blackburn it makes criminals out of people who rent houses to illegal immigrants and in some cases makes it a crime to work. Orrick also argued that the law harms the reputation of the U.S. with other countries. “It corrodes the reputation of the United States for American values like openness and welcoming others,� Orrick said. He also criticized a section of the law that requires schools to report the immigration status of students, saying it would make parents afraid to send their children to school. The state’s attorneys defended that provision. A recent high school graduate, 19-year-old Victor Palafox, told Beason the teens were worried the law would prevent them from attending college or getting good jobs. Beason told the teenagers he respects their opinions, but the law does what’s best for the people of Alabama. During the hearing, ACLU attorney Cecillia Wang questioned a provision of the law allowing police to detain people after a routine traffic stop if they suspect them of being in the country illegally. She said that would turn “law enforcement officers into immigration agents� and would subject innocent citizens to detention while their immigration status is determined.

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times with a .45-caliber handgun. A neighbor, Lorne Hetsler, told police he heard the shots and saw a man, whom authorities later identified as Bustamante, leaving the home in a dark trench coat and hat. A police affidavit filed Tuesday offers details of the relationship between Bustamante and Benoit, including violent encounters that were described by their friends and roommates. Meghan Walker-Smith and Emma Gregory, Benoit’s roommates, told police that the romance ended in March. Gregory told authorities that Benoit after the breakup had said Bustamante pointed a handgun at her on multiple occasions and at one point had put a gun in her mouth, according to the statement. Benoit’s family said Wednesday she had previously shared details with them about her issues with Bustamante and had been deeply worried about his behavior. “After receiving threats and intimidation from Bustamante, we believed Katy had obtained a restraining order, changed addresses and filed a complaint with the Uni-

versity of Idaho,� the family said in a statement. “Our family had grave concerns when we learned that the University of Idaho had received dozens of complaints from other students about Bustamante, and that, from what we understood, Katy was the only one willing to sign her name to a complaint,� the family said. “We hope that the University of Idaho will be forthcoming in disclosing everything that went on this past summer in response to Bustamante’s behavior toward Katy and others, including the university’s involvement.� The university has said Bustamante resigned effective Friday, but declined to comment on any specifics related to his employment, including saying whether Benoit had been one of his students, citing public records laws, school policy and the ongoing investigation. “At this time, the university cannot provide any further information about either the existence of a relationship or actions the university may have taken with respect to these two individuals,� school officials said in a statement Wednesday.

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Heat wave forces Austinites to conserve energy for now

The manager of the state’s power grid is again urging Texans to conserve electricity as extreme heat pushes demand near record levels. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas initiated a “Level 2� emergency Wednesday, asking largescale customers to shut down parts of operations as reserves fell below 1,750 megawatts. Kent Saathoff, ERCOT’s vice president of system planning and operations, said the risk of rotating outages was low, but the agency urged customers to conserve from 3 to 7 p.m. each day through the weekend. ERCOT issued similar warnings in early August, when record demand of 68,294 megawatts was set Aug. 3. The agency said demand Wednesday was expected to surpass 67,000 megawatts. Austin broke an 86-year-old record Wednesday with its 70th day of triple-digit temperatures this year.

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FOOTBALL

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SIDELINE MLB ASTROS

Irby’s miracle recovery

ROCKIES

RED SOX

RANGERS

TWEET OF THE DAY Trey Hopkins @THopkins75 Never before have I been so excited to be back in school. That’s what camp does to you though.

SPOTLIGHT May-Ying Lam | Daily Texan file photo

ABOVE, Tight end Blaine Irby talks with the Texas medical staff after dislocating his knee in a game against Rice on Sept. 20, 2008. The injury ended Irby’s season and sidelined him for the entire 2009 and 2010 campaigns. BELOW, Irby discusses his return from a career-threating injury with the media as the California native prepares to play in Texas’ season-opener against Rice on Sept. 3 after missing nearly three seasons.

Emmanuel Acho, #18 Position: Linebacker Height: 6’ 2” Class: Senior Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Tight end fully recovered from serious knee injury By Sara Beth Purdy Daily Texan Staff

At the beginning of this year’s fall camp, tight ends coach Bruce Chambers called for the “27 Naked Ohio” play and then waited to see what Blaine Irby would do. “He just kind of bounced out of the huddle like he always does,” Chambers said. “He then ran the play and caught the ball and came out.” It was a mental test. On Sept. 20, 2008, Irby caught a pass on the same called play in a game against Rice. As a Rice defender came in to tackle him at shin level, Irby’s foot

was caught beneath the defender and the forward momentum of his torso caused his knee to wrench backward. His injury was diagnosed as a severe knee dislocation with nerve injury — a traumatic and limb threatening injury. Most of the ligaments and tendons in his knee were shot. In addition, he suffered nerve damage that caused loss of feeling in his leg. Irby was given a less than 2 percent chance of walking normally again. And as the 2011 season begins, it’s ironic that Irby — who can now walk and run and play football — will play the first game back on his road to recov-

MOST IMPORTANT LONGHORNS

ery against a team that, three years ago, nearly ended his career. In 2008 and 2009, he underwent three major surgeries to reconstruct his knee. Since the injury, the athletic trainers at Texas have put in hundreds of hours with the hopes that the former all-state tight end from California would be able to walk again. “There was probably about two weeks where I really thought that I was not going to be able to play again,” Irby said. In December of 2009, Irby experienced a breakthrough. During a position meeting, he felt a twitch in his right foot.

Editor’s Note: The Daily Texan’s series of the 10 most important Longhorn football players continues with No. 6 David Snow. David Snow starting at center seemed to be one of the only sure things coming into this year. What a difference an offseason

After that, Irby put in more without a brace. He steadily time with trainers and in the gained back his full capacity. weight room to build up his “If you call having a less strength. During the next year, than 5 percent chance of being more feeling came back to his leg, and he became able to walk IRBY continues on PAGE 11

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Snow anchoring young line, moving from center to guard By Christian Corona Daily Texan Staff

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Freshman corner turning heads at camp By Trey Scott Daily Texan Staff

‘Quandre The Giant’

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1-for-4 with a double and a run scored

O.1 innings pitched

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David Snow prepares to snap the ball in a recent game for the Longhorns. The senior will move from center to guard this season.

LONGHORNS IN THE MLB Drew Stubbs, CF

Defensive back Kenny Vaccaro examines the offense during Texas’ game against Oklahoma last season.

can make. Despite being the lone senior returning starter on the offensive line, Snow won’t start at the position he played all last season. Instead, he’ll move over to guard while redshirt freshman Dominic Espinosa will take over at center. The transition should not be too difficult for Snow as he made

Emmanuel Acho was selected as a candidate for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which honors football student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. The senior linebacker is a two-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection and is one of 30 candidates for the award. Each summer, Acho joins his father and brother Sam, former Longhorn defensive end and current rookie for the Arizona Cardinals, on a medical mission trip to Nigeria.

tin Jammer, Diggs finds himself in the thick of the battle for time in the cornerback rotation, and is also seeing action at punt and kick returner. “He is playing big for us and he’s doing really well,” Vaccaro said.

Listed as a slight 5-foot-10 — though, that may be two inches too generous — Quandre Diggs would not seem like one to merit a nickname be- Longhorns multidimensional inv the secondary fitting Goliath. But Diggs, says junior safety Kenny Vaccaro, Versatility seems to be the word of choice for has earned himself quite the moniker. this offseason. Multiple Longhorns have stressed “We call him Quandre The Giant,” Vaccaro the need to be able to do multiple things very said. “He is an explosive player. People say he’s well, and the secondary players are no different. short, but he’s not small.” The younger brother of former Longhorn QuenNOTEBOOK continues on PAGE 11

Recruit fails to enroll in classes, plans to attend junior college Texas basketball recruit Kevin Thomas did not enroll in class this semester and will choose a junior college to play for this season. Thomas, a forward from Canada, signed with the Longhorns out of high school and was projected to make an immediate impact in the Texas frontcourt this season. Instead, Thomas will take his game to the junior college level as he tries to become academically eligible to play at Texas. Thomas is an athletic and versatile player who can play multiple positions. He played in the Jordan Brand Classic this year and was one of the top recruits from Canada. — Austin Laymance


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Freshman hoping to replace Faucette

Highly prized recruit Khat Bell greets the media for the first time since arriving on campus this fall. The freshman hopes to fill the void left by Juliann Faucette, who graduated in May after leading the Longhorns to a third stright Final Four appearance.

By Nick Cremona Daily Texan Staff

transition into her role. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are definitely big shoes to fill,â&#x20AC;? Bell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope to start For the past three seasons, the and help this team continue to do Longhorns have reached at least well.â&#x20AC;? the national semifinals of the NCAA Tournament, and all three times they have come up short. Two of those three defeats have come against Penn State, a team that is quickly becoming a rival to Texas. For freshman hitter Khat Bell, the gameplan this year is simple: Beat Penn State. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to beat them,â&#x20AC;? Bell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our goal this year is the national championship, and if that path goes through [Penn State], then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who I want to beat.â&#x20AC;? Mu c h o f t h e r e a s o n Te x â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jerritt Elliot, head coach as has found itself among the final four teams in recent years has been because of the play of hitter Juliann Faucette. Faucette started three years for the Longhorns, and at the end of her time at TexBell checks in at 6 feet 1 inch as, she had become a force to be an d atte n d e d Me s qu ite Hi g h reckoned with. School outside of Dallas. She was Having graduated last year, ranked as the No. 2 recruit nashe now sits among the all-time tionally â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the same number Faugreats that have played for head cette was ranked when she came coach Jerritt Elliott and the Longto Texas. horns. As good as Faucette was for Bell, along with fellow freshmen the Longhorns, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much drop-off between her and Bell. Madelyn Hutson and Haley EckBoth players are natives of San erman make up another incrediDiego and were highly regarded ble recruiting class for coach Elliott. All three are ranked within coming out of high school. Bell knows how important Fau- the top 15 national recruits for the cette has been for the Longhorns, class of 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have high expectations for and she hopes to make a seamless

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this group,â&#x20AC;? Elliot said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The three freshmen are pretty spectacular.â&#x20AC;? Like many athletes that have come before her, Bell had to make a tough decision on where to attend college. She had been leaning heavily toward attending Oklahoma, but a visit to Norman put to rest any doubt on where she was going to play. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was a big fan of Oklahoma as a kid, mostly for the football,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But after I went up and visited the girls there, I felt more at home with the girls at Texas.â&#x20AC;? Elliott has done an outstanding job of nabbing recruits from nearly every corner of the countr y. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad includes two Hawaiians, girls from Ohio, Tennessee, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Illinois and Maryland. Hutson, a 6-feet-5-inch utility player from Brentwood, Tenn., described the entire program as having a â&#x20AC;&#x153;family environment.â&#x20AC;? With team practices in the gym starting just a week ago, Bell has quickly established herself as a vocal leader on the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really loud,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to keep things exciting and yell all the time.â&#x20AC;? A vocal leader is exactly what the Longhorns need entering this season. Bell provides a powerful replacement to Faucette and should bring the same intensity to the team. With her in the spotlight, the Longhorns should be more confident than ever before.

Sports editors host UT football chat Missed our first live football chat? Fear not, here are some highlights.

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Question from Jake15: Do you think Texas will use multiple QBs against Rice? Double Coverage Editor Sameer Bhuchar: Great question. Sports Editor Trey Scott: I think they have to. Not necessarily alternate them, but they need to play the backup and maybe the thirdstringer in the fourth quarter. Scott: All we saw last year of Case was a brief appearance in the Rice game ... Texas needs to know that these guys have in-game experience so that, down the road, they can turn to one of them if [Garrett Gilbert] plays like he did in 2010. Bhuchar: They should. [Texas head coach] Mack Brown will run Gilbert through the first three quarters to give Texas its usual lead and then open the 4th up to the backup.

Question from Sara: Who will see the most reps at running back? Scott: Fozzy Whittaker to start. Then Malcolm Brown. Cody Johnson on the goal line and D.J. Monroe in special situations. Scott: Oh, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget about Joe Bergeron. Saw him on campus today â&#x20AC;&#x201D; looks like a defensive end. dre Diggs really be as good as the Bhuchar: Fozzy came to media team is saying he can be? days, Fozzy is a senior ... heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll take Scott: You mean Quandre The the starting reps. Giant? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not very big, but I think he can be really good. Question from Frank: What Bhuchar: Checkout his highlight does the Christian Scott suspenreel ... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty impressive. sion (3 games) mean to the secondary? Question from Wes: Who do you Scott: Well, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better than losthink takes up the second defensive ing him for the entire season, which tackle spot next to Kheeston Ranlooked like the case last week. I dall? didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Christian Scott would Scott: A rotation of Calvin Howstart anyways (Vaccaro is better) but ell, Ashton Dorsey, Greg Daniels it gives the Longhorns some depth and Desmond Jackson. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure and experience at safety. one of them will separate themselves Bhuchar: It will hurt, but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a though. big deal for those three games. I like Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; DBs from top to bottom. Question from Ron: We alQuestion from Nick: Can Quanways have depth, even if the guys are young, how do our reserves stack up against OU? Scott: I really like the depth; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young and talented. And I think Texas has more in the cupboard than Oklahoma does. Bhuchar: Especially by way of Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; better recruiting pool. Scott: Some backups to watch: Demarco Cobbs at outside linebacker, Nolan Brewster at safety and Reggie Wilson at defensive end.

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Question from Cali: Which of the new coaches do you see making the biggest difference? Scott: [Strength and Conditioning Head Coach Bennie Wylie] has really changed the culture of

the program â&#x20AC;&#x201D; much tougher workouts and the players look jacked. Bhuchar: Whether Wylie has changed the culture or not, the answer should be [co-offensive coordinators] Bryan Harsin and Major Applewhite if Texas hopes to ascend back into the top 10. Question from Dillon: Who is going to be starting in the secondary? Scott: Kenny Vaccaro. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to 220 lbs, Blake Gideon calls him â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best cover guy on the team,â&#x20AC;? and he has a penchant for delivering blows. Bhuchar: Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bring something up. Should Texas A&M go to the Southeastern Conference? Scott: They havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t won a game against a SEC team since 1995, havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t won a bowl since 1991, have a 10-25 record against top-25 teams since 2001. Bhuchar: Last bowl game they won was the galleryfurniture.com bowl in 2001. Scott: I understand the promise of the SEC, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand the Aggies suddenly thinking theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a force to be reckoned with when they have really struggled against top teams the past 10-15 years. Bhuchar: I see the move to the SEC as a possibility for utter failure for their program. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d revert to Ole Miss status, only relevant every five to 10 years.

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Summitt diagnosed with dementia, decides to continue coaching Lady Vols that soon gave way to determination. “She’s ready to fight this and move on,” Cronan said. “She had to come to grips with how she wanted to face it.” Talking about it was a big step and her son was instrumental in making that happen. “Tyler has been so courageous in this,” Summitt’s longtime associate head coach Holly Warlick said. “He encouraged her to come forward.” Tyler has been supporting his mother throughout this process; he went to the Mayo Clinic with her in May. And though he has been a great sounding board, the 20-year-old said his mom’s revelation is a life lesson for everyone. “It seems like she teaches me something new every day, and she is currently giving me one of the best life lessons of all: to have the courage to be open, honest, and face the truth,” he said. “This will be a new chapter for my mom and I, and we will continue to work as a team like we always have done.” Summitt’s family and closest confidants have known about her condition since she first learned of it, but the Hall of Fame coach first revealed the news publicly to the Washington Post and Knoxville News Sentinel. She informed the Lady Vols about her diagnosis in a team meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Junior guard Taber Spani said the meet-

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e e KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —Pat Summitt -struggled for several months with how to gtell the women’s basketball players at Ten-nessee, recruits and fans that she was havoing memory loss problems. s Finally, her son Tyler helped convince her to open up. s The 59-year-old Hall of Fame coach esurprised the sports world Tuesday by -saying she had been diagnosed with early tonset dementia — the Alzheimer’s type. Step down after 37 seasons? Not -a chance. m “I plan to continue to be your coach,” -she said in a statement released by the suniversity. “Obviously, I realize I may ,have some limitations with this condition ,since there will be some good days and some bad days.” - Tennessee athletics director Joan Cro,nan said Summitt initially chalked up her smemory problems to side effects from medicine she was taking to treat rheummatoid arthritis. The coach first consultsed local doctors, who recommended she -undergo a more extensive evaluation. In May, she traveled to the Mayo Clinic Iin Rochester, Minn., where doctors perdformed a spinal tap and other tests that eventually produced the diagnosis. t Summitt’s first reaction was anger, but

ing was business-like, with Summitt calmly telling the Lady Vols nothing would get in the way for their quest of a ninth national title this season. “More than anything she just emphasized that she’s our coach and that she wanted us to have complete confidence in her, and we do,” Spani said. Warlick said the players told Summitt that they were committed to her and the Tennessee family and would not let her down. Warlick said for Summitt, the support was “like a weight was off her shoulders.” “I watched how our team reacted to us today,” Warlick said. “They said, ‘Pat we love you. We’re a family. We’re going to get this done. You’re going to get through this.’” Warlick said Summitt also wanted to crush any speculation about her health after the announcement. “We got on the phone immediately and called kids and commitments and had nothing but a huge amount of support,” Warlick said. “I think it’s one thing to see it on the [TV news] ticker. It’s another thing to hear from Pat Summitt that we’re here, we’re going to be here and nothing is going to change about Tennessee basketball.” Cronan and UT-Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek have pledged their confidence in Summitt as well.

Hall of fame coach Pat Summitt screams out a play during a recent game for Tennesse. Summitt says she will continue coaching the Lady Volunteers despite being diagnosed with early onset dementia.

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five starts there as a sophomore. In fact, the position change may not be the toughest thing Snow, who battled mononucleosis this spring, had to deal with. “I was not very happy going through the spring,” Snow said. “It felt like you would just flop over dead at any time. Mono makes everything slow. It makes you drudgey. You have no energy. By the grace of God I made it through.” Snow’s shift from center to guard and Espinosa impressing the coaches enough to let him fill in for Snow says a lot, not only about Snow but about the offensive line he plays on. It’s certainly a testament to his versatility. In high school, Snow was a fouryear starter at guard. As a freshman at Texas, Snow started two games at center when

Chris Hall was injured. A year later, he played all 14 games at right guard. Then, last season, Snow moved back to center and started all 12 of the Longhorns’ games there. Now, he’s being asked to make yet another switch, this time back to guard. “[Offensive line coach] Stacy Searels is trying to get everybody to play every position except for center because we are thin on the offensive line,” head coach Mack Brown said. “Center is a unique position of course, and you can’t get everyone to play that position.” Searels, like any college football coach, will be working with freshmen and sophomores but will be more dependent on them than most coaches. Excluding Snow, sophomore guard Mason Walters is the only oth-

er offensive lineman who has started a game and Tray Allen is the only other senior on the offensive line. Two sophomores, Walters and Trey Hopkins, along with one freshman, Espinosa, figure to join Snow on the first-team offensive line. Even most of their backups are underclassmen. “There is this group of Luke Poehlmanns and [Dominic] Espinosas, plus the five freshmen that are coming,” Brown said. “The thing that we’ll look at in the offensive line is trying to create some depth.” Because of Texas’ plethora of young linemen and the need for many of them to contribute right away, leadership from someone like Snow could come in very handy this season. Espinosa, Walters and Hopkins make up a trio of talented offensive linemen

but none have more than a year’s worth of experience. Snow, who has 39 games and 19 starts under his belt, has expertise that could prove useful to the young linemen, especially Espinosa, whom he’ll be lining up next to this season. “[Espinosa]’s a smart guy that makes the right decisions out there,” said co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin. “I’ve been pleased with his performance, his snaps and I think he’s got the feel for playing that position. All those centers have really come along. We put a lot on those guys, but Dominic has done a good job.” Texas’ offense struggled mightily in 2010. Better offensive line play would go a long way toward helping Garrett Gilbert improve on his 10-17 touchdown-interception ratio,

helping someone in the Longhorn backfield get over the 600-yard hump that has eluded them since 2007, or helping Texas improve on the 23.8 points per game they put up in 2010. With Snow anchoring the offensive line, whether it’s from center or guard, Texas has a chance to accomplish all of that.

Longhorns chosen so far: 7. Keenan Robinson 8. Jackson Jeffcoat 9. Justin Tucker 10. Emmanuel Acho

IRBY continues from PAGE 9

It was like the Red Sea would part when Irby got the ball. No one wanted to hurt him.

able to walk normally and two years later returning to the field a miracle, then I would say it is a miracle,” said Kenny Boyd, head of football athletic training. Right before the fall 2010 season, Irby approached head coach Mack Brown about playing that year. Even though Irby had been cleared by physicians, Brown wanted him to wait and make sure he was ready and evaluate if he wanted to risk injury again. Irby reluctantly listened to Brown but agreed after seeing teammate Trey Graham go through a similar injury. Finally, in the spring of 2009, the coaches agreed that he was ready to get back on the field. Irby continued to work with trainers all spring and summer so that he could be ready to take hits during fall practice. All of his coaches and trainers

— Blake Gideon, senior safety

commented that Irby was stubbornly committed to returning to the field. Assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning Jeff Madden commented that they had to pull Irby off the weight machines so that he could rest his leg. “It’s one of those deals where

I wouldn’t come back if I wasn’t 100 percent ready,” Irby said. Although he was back, others were nervous for him. Senior Blake Gideon remarked that the defense was reluctant to tackle him during practice. “It was like the Red Sea would part when Irby got the ball,” Gideon said. “No one wanted to hurt him.” But Irby also mentioned that if he could go up against Alex Okafor and Jackson Jeffcoat in practice, then he could probably face anyone. Irby has three years of eligibility left with the Longhorns. However, the thing that he is looking forward to the most is getting to put his pads back on, wearing his burnt orange uniform and running onto the field as part of the team. Which is something they said he might never get to do again.

NOTEBOOK continues from PAGE 9 A few of the defensive backs — mainly, Adrian Phillips and Vaccaro — are being cross-trained to play all over the field, depending on the set. “It gives me a chance to get on the field more,” Phillips said. “With me knowing lots of positions, when somebody gets hurt, I can jump in and we won’t lose a step at all.” Phillips and fellow sophomore Carrington Byndom are the front-runners to start at cornerback, with Vaccaro joining Blake Gideon as the starting safety. But when Texas goes with three or four corners in passing downs (Nickel and Dime sets), Vaccaro could cover the slot receiver, Phillips can rotate back to safety and Diggs can take an outside corner spot. “They have me working corner for depth,” Vaccaro said. “I

can play Nickel, I can play Dime. this season.” Jeffcoat says that he’s addI can play outside linebacker. We ed seven pounds to his 6-footjust turn on the defense.” 5 f rame, and t hat t he adde d st rengt h is helping him Defensive ends stand out shed blocks. “We are reading on the run,” Alex Okafor and Jackson Jeff- Jeffcoat said. “We go out with coat make up quite the one-two the blockers instead of getting punch on the edge for the Long- off the ball and two-gapping horns, and the two defensive somebody. It’s a lot different ends say that defensive coordi- in this defense — a little more nator Manny Diaz’s scheme plac- aggressive.” es a premium on versatility. Jeffcoat is also impressed with “It’s just a matter of going with the complete transition that the flow,” Okafor said. “If the of- Chris Whaley has made from fense does no-huddle and we get running back to defensive end, a caught on a different side, just switch similar to the one Henry go with it. We both know how Melton made a few seasons ago. to play each side, and we’re both “He’s looking great,” Jeffcoat strong enough to play strong said. “He is a guy who can play and weak end, so there’s no dif- multiple positions, so he is verference. We’ve been trained satile. He is quick and good off from day one to play both sides, the ball, so he is looking good and we plan on doing t hat this fall.”

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The company has choppers, whippers and microsteamers. Updated FridgeSmart containers with the two familiar vents are embedded with dishwasher-resistant charts recommending how much air to let in for various fruits and vegetables. Broccoliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a heavy breather, for instance. Asparagus isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. The Orlando, Fla.-based company has acquired a sense of humor with a set called Thatsa Bowl and Thatsa Mega Bowl, but left the JelRing Mold pretty much alone while aggressively modernizing, diversifying and pursuing emerging markets around the globe. A few years ago, the company boasted that a Tupperware party was held somewhere in the world every 2.3 seconds. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1.7 seconds, driven by a direct sales force of 2.6 million â&#x20AC;&#x201D; still mostly women â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in nearly 100 markets, said Rick Goings, the chairman and chief executive who arrived 20 years ago from Avon. Worldwide sales last year totaled $2.3 billion, including beauty and personal care products. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got here and found out the company was in trouble,â&#x20AC;? Goings said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The headquarters was for sale. They had just written off $100 million. Everybody loved it but they loved it in a historical sense, like the Model T.â&#x20AC;? One of the first things he did was hire Susan Perkins, the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first woman chief of design, to replace generations of stuffy industrial wonks who likely never had to use Tupperware at home. Also on Goingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plate: making products more appealing to young people, and ceding ground to lower cost plastic containers and bags â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which, according to him, are lousier than Tupperware for the environment because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last as long or work as well. The company has had more than seven straight quarters of positive sales growth and expanding earnings, due largely to markets outside the United States, but nothing quite so explosive as the early decades. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;party planâ&#x20AC;? for selling in homes to friends and neighbors was put in place by inventor Earl S. Tupperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right hand, a divorced mom

from Detroit named Brownie Wise, after Tupperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failed attempts to sell in stores. Home parties remain the way most consumers scoop up their Tupperware, though thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an option to host online parties and Tupperware itself sells from its website. Admired by House Beautiful in 1947 as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fine Art for 39 Cents,â&#x20AC;? Tupperware today is functional, fun and fashionable, but it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cheap. The microwave SmartSteamer, for example, goes for $139 and a seven-piece Vent â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;N Serve set for $130. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It IS quite pricey, but it lasts forever,â&#x20AC;? Hallman-Morris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really does.â&#x20AC;? Pricey, that is, in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s palooza of plastics. There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much by way of comparison back in 1938, when Tupper first got his hands on a sticky black glob of polyethylene slag, then figured out how to turn it into squishable kitchen storage and cereal bowls. Plastics of the time were hard, brittle and smelly, prone to leaks and easily breakable. Without lids, homemakers used moist towels, tin foil or shower caps to make food last on the counter and in ever-improving refrigerators. Tupperwareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success is a study in perfect post-war timing, a period of rapid growth in consumer products, consumption and the rise of suburban living after women were sent home from wartime factories. Not bad for a New Hampshire farm boy and failed tree doctor who barely graduated high school. Tupperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s base material and introduction to the business came at DuPont during a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stint in its plastics division in Leominster, Mass. But it was the flamboyant Wise, not the all-business Tupper, who refined the party plan, allowing the company to soar to 20,000 dealers by 1954, a golden year. Stanley Home Products used the party plan before Tupperware came along, but Wise refined it, whipping women into a frenzy for selling the newfangled plasticware. She first peddled Stanley, adding a bit of Tupperware to the mix and later switching altogether, catching Tupperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye with an impressive sales network in Detroit, then Florida. Appointed vice president and head

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of sales, Wise promised real money and recognition for hard workers, without the need for formal education or job experience. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifetime guarantee that products wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t chip, break, crack or peel remains in place. So do bigticket incentives for top sellers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I basically was able to walk away from not knowing where my next paycheck was coming from,â&#x20AC;? said Kevin Farrell, a Los Angeles actor who dons Daisy Dukes, crazy makeup and a blonde wig to sell Tupperware in drag as the brash southern trailer-dweller Dee W. Ieye. He sells a lot of Tupperware â&#x20AC;&#x201D; six figuresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worth most years. Farrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a regular recipient of big Wiseinspired prizes, a Pontiac G-6 convertible for one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feeds me better than doing television work. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a joy from going into peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homes and bringing them a great product and having fun at the same time,â&#x20AC;? he said. Wise, an admirer of positive thinkers like Norman Vincent Peale, put on splashy Homecoming Jubilees every year for hundreds of Tupperware Ladies. Held at the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swank headquarters, the jubilees were equal parts circus and revival meeting, with themes like the Gold Rushstyle â&#x20AC;&#x153;big digâ&#x20AC;? in 1954. Wise buried about $50,000 worth of mink stoles, diamond rings, gold watches and little cars that the faithful could redeem for the real thing after they dug them up. Wise had her own rags-to-riches story: a meager Georgia childhood and a desperate need to support son Jerry after a bad marriage to an abusive alcoholic whom she divorced in 1941. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brownie made it clear, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re divorced, married, single, disabled, Asian, Hispanic, Jewish, Christian, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter. Tupperware is an opportunity for you,â&#x20AC;? said Laurie Kahn, who wrote, produced and directed the 2004 PBS documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tupperware!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;These women were very traditional, yet they were subverting the system from the inside,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They could earn more money than their husbands if they were successful, and be able to put their kids through col-

lege and buy houses.â&#x20AC;? Some made millions through their own sales forces. Husbands quit jobs as firefighters, factory workers or truck drivers to help when their wivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tupperware businesses took off, Kahn said. Wise, often photographed in her favorite peacock wicker chair amid fawning male Tupperware executives, was the first woman to make the cover of Business Week, in 1954, well before Mary Kay, Martha Stewart or Oprah. But four years later, she was unceremoniously dumped by the quirky, paranoid Tupper after seven heady years with the company. The falling out was complicated, fed by Tupperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disdain for Wiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excesses and his desire to sell the company to avoid heavy estate taxes in the event of his death, by some accounts. According to Kahnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film, Tupper felt that suitors for the company would have no interest in taking on a female at the top. After receiving a paltry $35,000 settlement, slightly less than her annual salary, Wise was unable to make her Tupperware magic reappear. She dabbled in real estate, took up pottery making and died in relative obscurity in 1992 at age 79. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was living the life she wanted to, but Tupper held all the cards. She poured her whole life into Tupperware,â&#x20AC;? said Bill Kealing, who wrote the 2008 book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tupperware Unsealedâ&#x20AC;? (University Press of Florida). Tupperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patent for his famous airtight, leak-proof seal, modeled on an inverted paint can lid, expired about a year after he fired Wise. He sold the business for $16 million to Rexall Drug Co., renounced his U.S. citizenship and wound up living in Costa Rica. He died in 1983 at 76. As for Tupperware parties? Rexall, with access to thousands of drug stores, could have sold the products off shelves but kept the home party plan in place. Tupperware Brands has since spun off as an independent once again. Goings chalks up the party planâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success to the power of the demo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It still works. People still have the same values,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sensing people want to get reconnected.â&#x20AC;?

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 | THE DAILY TEXAN | Aleksander Chan, Life&Arts Editor | (512) 232-2209 | dailytexan@gmail.com

Seeing Stars

WEEKEND

By Katie Stroh Daily Texan Staff

The Alamo Drafthouse’s Downtown and Lake Creek locations will be putting on the Pop Princess Sing-Along event for its third and final show of the year tonight. Audience members are invited to dress up as their favorite bubblegum princess and rock out to the tunes of nearly every guilty-pleasure pop diva of the past 30 years. The Drafthouse has put on a Pop Princess Sing Along multiple times before, and in previous years, the sing-along show has focused on the classic female pop artists of the ’80s and ’90s: think Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Cyndi Lauper, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. This year, the show has been updated to accommodate the many upcoming female pop artists that currently infiltrate the charts and implant their maddeningly catchy tunes in our brains for days at a time. “I had the thought that Katy Perry is making a run to be cemented in the history books as the pop princess of our time,” said Greg MacLennan, director of interactive programming at the Alamo Drafthouse. “I wanted to add the stuff that’s going on now, like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, all those girls. So we’ll still keep in the ’80s stuff, but I also tried to include more contemporary stuff this time. It’s more fun that way.” MacLennan said the Pop Princess Sing Along evolved out of past sing alongs hosted by the Drafthouse, including the Boy Band Sing Along and the Disney Musketeers Sing Along. Although the show is designed to be an interactive experience for the audience, MacLennan said that the audience determines both the level of interactivity and the amount of fun they’ll have. “We’ll have fun, kind of passive things for the audience, like when we pass out flashing rings dur-

PAULA POUNDSTONE WHERE: One World Theatre WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m. HOW MUCH: $20-60 show alone; $55-95 with dinner WEB: oneworldtheatre.org The popular improv comedienne and regular NPR panelist is in town to promote her first book, “There’s Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say” with a set at the One World Theatre. THE AUSTIN SERIES, PART 3 WHERE: Gallery Black Lagoon WHEN: Friday at 7 p.m. HOW MUCH: Free WEB: galleryblacklagoon.com A curated collection of local artists with complimentary beverages provided by Circle Brewing Company. PIXEL INVASION: AN 8BIT PARTY INSPIRED BY VIDEO GAME CLASSICS WHERE: The North Door WHEN: Friday at 7:30 p.m. HOW MUCH: $5 before 10 p.m.; $10 after 10 p.m. WEB: bubblegummafia.com Thomas Allison | Daily Texan Staff

Participants of the Pop Princess Sing Along dance with balloons and glow sticks beneath Beyonce’s video for “Crazy In Love” at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz last Thursday.

ing Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),’” MacLennan said. “But it’s not aggressively interactive. I just say, ‘The only limits to the fun you’ll have tonight are your own inhibitions. Let’s just get over ourselves and have a good time. If you wanna dance in the aisles, get up onstage, dress up, you can take it to that level of interactivity.’” Although one might expect a largely female audience in attendance for the Pop Princess Sing Along, MacLennan says it’s easy for guys and girls to enjoy the saccharine sounds of Britney and Christina. “No matter gay, straight, guy or girl, these are the songs you can’t help but sing in the car by your-

WHAT: Alamo Drafthouse Pop Princess Sing Along WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz and Lake Creek locations WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 7 p.m. (Lake Creek), 10:15 p.m. (Ritz)

TICKETS: $12

self,” MacLennan said. “Once you get into the theater, you realize, ‘Wow, I’m surrounded by 200 people who all do the same thing that I do,’ and then you just cut loose and enjoy yourself. I’ve seen a group of straight dudes sitting at Thomas Allison | Daily Texan Staff a Pop Princess show and just havGreg MacLennan, left, and Spencer Smith, right, introduce the Pop ing a good time.” Princess Singalong in drag at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz last Thursday.

By Ben Smith Daily Texan Columnist

As a man, I enjoy manly things such as whiskey and belts made out of rattlesnake. I grow facial hair for sport, and Sam Elliott voices my inner dialogue. I don’t go shopping and have rarely had occasion to go into a Banana Republic — that is until very recently, when the Gap-owned clothing retailer introduced a capsule collection inspired by AMC’s Mad Men. The limited edition series of mid-century apparel was designed in collaboration with Janie Bryant, the show’s costume designer. The line features 65 different easy-to-wear items that can be mixed and matched to create a number of different, stylish ensembles. The collection includes both men’s and women’s apparel. To promote the new line, Banana Republic sent out style guides that combined the various elements to create looks that emulated those of characters from the show. The guide consisted of inserts of look-alike models posed in different ensembles superimposed with questions such as “Are you a Pete?” As anyone who has watched the show can tell you, no one wants to be a Pete — Pete Campbell doesn’t even want to be a Pete and with good reason, because Pete Campbell sucks. Two of the more central characters, Jon Hamm’s Don Draper and his increasingly unpalatable ex-wife Betty, portrayed by January Jones, have specific items of clothing that are directly attributed to them. There is the grey, pinstriped three-piece suit referred to in the style guide as “The Don,” and the stylish, highwaisted “Betty dress.” “Mad Men,” for the uninitiated, is a one-hour television drama about life at a New York City advertising agency on 1960s Madison Avenue. The three-time

GREEN GARDEN DOIT YOURSELF DAY WHERE: Zilker Botanical Gardens WHEN: Saturday at 9 a.m. HOW MUCH: $10 (registration required) WEB: ci.austin.tx.us/greengarden

WEB: drafthouse.com

Banana Republic debuts ‘Mad Men’ style

Tupperware parties bring opportunities with brand updates By Leanne Italie The Associated Press

Cindy Hallman-Morris grew up with Tupperware’s burping bowls, gelatin rings and pickle keeper, but she considered herself a casual buyer of the brand once she had her own kids. Until this year, when she was sucked — happily — into the Tupperware vortex. “I attended a party and then hosted a party and then it seemed everyone I knew was giving a Tupperware party,” said the 44-yearold high school math teacher in Asheville, N.C. “It’s never ending!” Tupperware, it seems, is enjoying a renaissance 65 years after it first hit the market with Wonder bowls, Bell Tumblers and

Danielle Villasana | Daily Texan Staff

Inspired by the television show Mad Men, Banana Republic released a limited edition line of apparel reflecting the characters’ style.

Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Drama Series begins its fifth season in early 2012. The show employs a strikingly distinctive, chic ‘60s style that has garnered it a number of Creative Arts Emmy Awards including two for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series. Janie Bryant herself is also an Emmy Award winner, albeit for her work on the HBO western series “Deadwood.” As a cultural phenomenon “Mad Men” has been credited with being the catalyst for a wide variety of trends from the renewed in-

terest in 1960’s fashion to the precipitous rise in breast enlargement surgery among British women in 2010. In January, The Telegraph reported that the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons suggested the 10 percent increase in breast implant operations the previous year was due at least in part to the popularity of the show’s curvy star, Christina Hendricks, who portrays plucky office manager Joan Harris. The show has also had a more than significant impact within

FASHION continues on PAGE 15

Electronic music group Bubble Gum Mafia host their first Austin show, a dance party where participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite video game characters. Full bar for 21+.

Ice-Tup molds for homemade frozen treats. Long gone is the signature burp, that whoosh of air from pressing on the center of a lid to tightly seal in the goodness. Also gone is the color goldenrod, fussy floral accents and the soft pastels of the 1950s and ‘60s. Today’s Tupperware is drenched in edgy shades of “purplicious” and “fuchsia kiss,” or crisp in greens dubbed “margarita” and “lettuce leaf.” You can buy contemporary takes on Wonderlier bowls and those little salt and pepper shakers, but Tupperware Brands Corp. also sells an appetizer tray that looks like a caterpillar, fancy chef’s knives, bakeware and heavy stainless steel pots and pans.

TUPPERWARE continues on PAGE 15 This Friday, Aug. 5 photo shows Kevin Farrell dressed as Dee W. Ieye selling Tupperware products during a Tupperware party in Bellflower, Calif. Tupperware, it seems, is enjoying a renaissance 65 years after it first hit the market with Wonder Bowls, Bell Tumblers and Ice-Tup molds for homemade frozen treats.

Garrett Cheen Associated Press

Learn to build and maintain vegetable and rain gardens with gardening experts and take an optional tour of the Zilker gardens. Open to beginners and longtime gardeners alike. LE GARAGE BOUTIQUE SALE WHERE: Palmer Events Center WHEN: Saturday at 11 a.m. HOW MUCH: $10 a day (two-day event) WEB: legaragesale.net Local stores and independent boutiques offer significant markdowns and new merchandise ranging from men and women’s apparel to jewelry and home furnishings.

AUSTIN CHRONICLE’S HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL FEAT. THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR WHERE: Waterloo Park WHEN: Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. HOW MUCH: Free with a healthy, nonperishable food items or a cash donation to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas WEB: austinchronicle.com/hotsauce The 21st annual Hot Sauce Festival features over 350 entries homemade, professional and commercial. The festival also has raffle prizes and proceeds go to the Capital Area Food bank of Texas. SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE SERIES: GANGSTER MONTH AND SPAGHETTI DINNER WHERE: The Upper Decks WHEN: Sunday at 9 p.m. HOW MUCH: $19.95 for film screener, spaghetti dinner for two and a bottle of the house red wine WEB: upperdecksaustin.com The Upper Decks kicks off its first Sunday night movie series with Gangster Month, featuring classic Italian mob films screened alongside a spaghetti and wine meal. This week’s film is “Goodfellas.”

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