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Career Exploration Sessions: 1–1:30 p.m., 216 Davis Hall. Free. For information, call Counseling Services at 817-272-3671.

Elections Exhibit: All day, Central Library. Free. For information, contact Eric Frierson at 817-272-7517 or

Total Relaxation: 2–3:30 p.m., 216 Davis Hall. Free for UTA students. For information, call Counseling Services at 817-272-3671.

M.A.R.K. Tier II Advisor Development Workshop: 11 a.m.–2 p.m., University Center San Saba Room. Online registration required. For information, contact Liz Hannabas at 817-272-3140 or

Healthy Relationships Workshop: 2–3 p.m., 216 Davis Hall. For information, call Counseling Services at 817-272-3671.

Walk-In Resume Critiques: Noon–1 p.m., Central Library second floor. Free. For information, contact Career Services at 817-2722932 or

Campus Notebook Tuesday October 14, 2008

UTA Volunteers Meeting: 2:15–3:15 p.m., UC Student Congress Chambers. For information, contact Allison Bailey at 817-2722963 or Meeting of President’s Sustainability Committee: 3–4:30

p.m., UC Carlisle Suite. Free. For information, contact Don Lange at, or call 817272-2096. Interest Meeting: 5–6 p.m., UC Student Congress Chambers. Free refreshments. For information, contact Leticia Martinez at Student Congress General Body Meeting: 6 p.m., UC Student Congress Chambers. For information, contact Bess Alvarez at 817272-0556 or For information, call Danny Woodward at 817-272-2562.

For information, contact 817-2723393 or

Music Honors Recital: 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall. Free. For information, contact Music Department at 817-272-3471 or music@

Art Exhibition — “Steve Brudniak and Cameron Schoepp”: Noon–5 p.m., The Gallery at UTA. Free. For information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or phealy@

Real Followers: 8 p.m., 311 UTA Blvd. For information, contact Wesley Foundation at 817-2746282 or

Elections Exhibit: All day, Central Library. Free. For information, contact Eric Frierson at 817-2727517 or


Discussing the Election with Juan Special Collections — RevisualWilliams: 7:30 p.m., Maverick izing Westward Expansion: Activities Center Lone Mondays 9 a.m.–7 p.m. OCT. Star Auditorium. Bookand Tuesday–Saturday signing to follow. Tickets 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Central are free and available at Library sixth floor. Free.


Depression Screening Day: 11 a.m.–3 p.m., UC Palo Duro Lounge. Free. For information, call Counseling Services at 817272-3671. Calendar submissions must be made by 4 p.m. two days prior to run date. To enter your event, call 817-272-3661 or log on to

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“I honor all of my speaking engagements. It’s an important cause, and I would like the opportunity to speak on the issues, but my council office was not contacted.” Robert Rivera, Arlington City councilman, on never being contacted about speaking at the university’s Latino Vote Rally. See Page 1

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Today 30% chance of thunderstorms • High 84°F • Low 69°F

Wednesday 50% chance of thunderstorms • High 77°F • Low 59°F — National Weather Service at

poliCe report This is a part of the daily activity log produced by the university’s Police Department. To report a criminal incident on campus, call 817-272-3381.

A student threatened to injure herself Friday at 601 Nedderman Drive and was escorted to Health Services. Officers were dispatched regarding an explosion Friday at the Chemistry Research Building. One student was injured and taken to the hospital. (See story on page 1.) A student reported a verbal altercation with his roommate Friday at Kalpana Chawla Hall. A student was observed possibly intoxicated and issued a disciplinary referral Saturday in Lot 40.

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Officers were dispatched to a possible domestic assault Monday at Meadow Run apartments.


Officers arrested a student for public intoxication Monday at the Meadow Run apartments parking lot.

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The university will be the site of an Educational Policy Summit hosted by state Rep. Diane Patrick at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Rosebud Theatre. Organizers expect 200 attendees, ranging from elementary school teachers through those involved in Texas Higher Education, to share recommendations for legislative priorities for the upcoming session. The summit will begin with addresses by state Rep. Rob Eissler, House Public Education committee chair and state Rep. Geanie Morrison, House Higher Education committee chair. Following the opening presentations, attendees will go to break-out sessions focused on accountability in public schools, methods of assessing student achievement and post-secondary affordability. “We have an opportunity in round table discussions for groups to come up with three recommendations for legislative priorities,” Patrick said. She said break-out group recommendations will provide a framework for the next session.

by JasoN boyD The Shorthorn staff

The College Republicans started over with new members, submitted paperwork to remain active on Sept. 23 and found themselves in a $75 deficit. New president Terry Duncan said he restarted the group after learning that most of the members had switched to the young Conservatives of Texas. He said he was upset that they would sever direct party ties in the midst of an election season. yCT UTa chapter executive chair Rachel Imbriale, College Republicans former president, didn’t give much weight to Duncan’s disapproval of changing affiliations. “He disagreed. Well, OK,” she said. “I haven’t really seen him make any progress on campus with CR since he took over, and there is an election in about three weeks.” Until now, Duncan tried to recruit members by financing ads out of his pocket. He said that, when he took over the group, he was told it owed $75. Imbriale said she already paid the debt, which was for a room reservation. She said she checked with Carter Bedford, Student Governance and Organizations associate director, at the time, and he told her the group had no charges. Bedford said he doesn’t recall speaking to Imbriale, but his records do indicate a room reservation fee. He said as of Monday, all outstanding

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New College Republicans president Terry Duncan reactivated the group after most members left to join Young Conservatives of Texas. Duncan said he doesn’t want the new College Republicans to resemble its past.

problems, Duncan said he doesn’t fees are cleared. He said there was a plan to charge dues. He said the miscommunication. Imbriale sent a political process should be free. “I don’t believe in being charged check that wasn’t transferred from to talk about politics,” he the organization’s account said. to the Bursar’s Office. He said he doesn’t Duncan said he heard “I don’t believe from a yCT member that in being charged want the new College Republicans to resemble funding was a factor in the past. the group’s switch. He said to talk about “I don’t want it to be the member also said the politics.” anything like it had been,” group wanted to attend a he said. Karl Rove event the College terry Duncan, Ideally, the group Republicans parent-group College Republicans should be about training would not fund, but yCT president the future leaders and offered to pay if the group workers of the Republican switched over. Imbriale said funding did affect Party, he said. He also said he would like yCT to the switch, but it wasn’t everything. “yes, funding does have to work with the group in the future, do with it,” she said. “as well as but Imbriale said she doesn’t plan credible recognition and a stable on it. yCT State Board. I don’t affiliate with organizations who appear to be JasoN boyD inept and corrupt.” adding to the group’s funding

The Hispanic Heritage Month Awards Banquet is set for noon Wednesday at the University Center Carlisle Suite. The ceremony is limited to groups and people who participated in the month’s activities. An RSVP to the Multicultural Affairs office is required. Individual honors will be presented to students who participated in the talent show, two outstanding student committee members and two awards for individuals who contributed to the month. Group awards will be given to the Multicultural Mavericks planning committee, organizations that contributed to the month and two mini grant programs. This is the first year for the organizations and mini grants to receive recognition, Multicultural Affairs director Leticia Martinez said. — Anna Katzkova

CorreCtioNs Thursday’s story “University seeks to improve campus wheelchair accessibility”, a quote was wrongly attributed to Penny Acrey, and her name was misspelled. Thursday’s story “Going, Going Gone,” should have said that the Science Constituency Council and the Medical and Dental Preparatory Association hosted the Date a Science Freak Auction. Friday’s story, “Global Warning,” should have stated that Hurricanes Katrina and Ike reached a category 5 before hitting land.

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Bond includes street, park improvements A $20 million project to rebuild Abram Street is part of Proposition 2. By Jason Joyce Contributor to The Shorthorn

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Oklahoma college students watch the Texas-Oklahoma football game Saturday in the MAC during the annual Indo-Pak Basketball Tournament. Indian and Pakistani students from across the country came to compete.


Earlier this semester the NanoFab Building was evacuated after a chemical reaction. continued from page 1 Students working on a sustained cuts from the glass, project combining hydrobut the injuries were not life chloric and sulfuric acid set off an alarm and the Arlingthreatening. He also said the explo- ton Fire Department recomsion was small enough to not mended the building evacuated. damage the building. The building’s ventilation “It’ll just need to be cleaned up — no substantial system worked well, and surrounding buildings did not damage,” he said. need to be evacNixon declined to com- “It expanded quicker uated. Last semesment. than what they ter, Woolf Hall Last semester the Chemis- expected and caused was evacuated when a brotry and Physics the container it ken temperaBuilding was was being held in to ture controller evacuated after caused a class fumes ignited burst.” experiment to in Room 205. Mike Mccord, overheat and The Feb. 14 Police Captain create sulfur incident was fumes. surrounded In that lab, a by controversy when students in the class student was oxidizing motor said they saw a burst of oil in the furnace overnight. flames that was put out by A faulty controller caused the their teaching assistant with oil to burn and produce the fumes. a fire extinguisher. Assistant Police Chief Rick Gomez said that no fire sarah lutz was involved.

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While understudies were available for other roles in the play, the main character’s role was too large, said Natalie Gaupp, visiting assistant professor and academic adviser. The comedy follows the escapades of Scapino, a man who schemes to bring a pair of lovers together against their fathers’ wishes. “Scapino! is strange in that the main character is on stage for the majority of the time,” she said. “With our performances

we have four weeks to rehearse, whereas professional productions have three times that amount of time.” The department will not make up the canceled shows, but refunds are available to those who reserved seats and bought tickets in advance. The box office has already refunded those who prepaid with a credit card, and ticket holders who paid in cash will also be refunded. The department will begin practicing for its next show, The Violet Hour, in November. By dustin dangli


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Robert Rivera. Gabe Rivas, architecture junior and UTA chapter League of United Latin American Citizens president, previously told Multicultural Affairs that a representative for Rick Noriega, Texas House of Representatives member and a U.S. Senate candidate, would be unable to attend as planned, Martinez said. Rivas never informed her of plans to invite guests from the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Board of Directors or any other organization, Martinez said. “Apparently Gabe went out and did some additional PR on his own.” she said. At the time, Martinez was told Rivera would be the only speaker at the event.

But Rivera said no one ever contacted him to extend an invitation to the event. “I honor all of my speaking engagements,” Rivera said. “It’s an important cause and I would like the opportunity to speak on the issues, but my council office was not contacted.” Rivera said he wasn’t aware of the event until The Shorthorn contacted him for comment about the rally last week. City Council coordinator Ellen Brooke confirmed Rivera’s statement after checking the councilman’s calendar. She said Rivera likely would have attended had an invitation been received. “He’s very active,” Brooke said. “He’s always out in the community.” Rivas could not be reached for comment. Jason Joyce

Arlington residents will vote on a $140.8 million bond package that could improve roads surrounding the university. The bond package, comprised of five propositions, would divide the money between public works, parks and recreation, and library and fire service don’t projects. forget The largest p r o j e c t , Early voting and one Oct. 20. city officials identified as having the most impact on the campus community, is a project involving construction on several sections of Abram Street between Cooper Street and State Highway 360 and totaling almost $20 million in bond funds. Proposition 2 would allow the city to rebuild the street, adding improved sidewalks and lighting for the portion from Cooper to 360 and widening the street to six lanes from 360 to the city limit, said Jill House, Arlington public works assistant director. The proposition totals $103.7 million all together. Among the remaining funds earmarked for the project, more than $15.5 million would pay for rebuilding residential streets. “It’s a total rebuild. They’re so far gone it goes beyond maintenance,” House said. We’ll start rebuilding

and see how much we can do with the budget.” The streets to be rebuilt have not been selected yet, though House said they tend to be on the eastern side of the city. Mike Finley, Arlington’s Acting financial manager, said the bond package would place no additional burden on Arlington taxpayers. “The bond package is based on the amount of debt the city can sell,” Finley said. “We have no plans to increase taxes or levy additional tax.” If passed, Proposition 1 would authorize $15.5 million begins on t o w a r d improvements to Arlington parks and recreation facilities. The proposition includes $1.5 million for renovations and improvements to Chester W. Ditto Golf Course and $500,000 to fund the design and construction of a city skate park. The current package proposes the bulk of funding go to Proposition 2, which would provide nearly $104 million to public works projects in the city. If the measure is approved, city officials don’t expect construction to begin until 2009. Keith Brown, English senior and Arlington resident, said he probably would support the bond project. “Couldn’t say I’d be against it,” said Brown. “Arlington could use some beautification.” Jason Joyce

about sports Justin Rains, editor Sports publishes Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Page 4


remember Read Thursday’s Sports page to find out if the volleyball team picked up its first conference win during their trip to Northwestern State. Tuesday, October 14, 2008

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’Cats edge Mavs in close contest

SportS talk “the country is full of good coaches. What it takes to win is a bunch of interested players.”

The Mavericks fell in the fifth and decisive set against Texas State 12-15.

match. “I’m extremely impressed with the way our girls played today,” seymour said. “I know it’s disappointing to lose again, but I think we really by Stephen peterS turned a corner and battled against The Shorthorn staff a team that was picked to win the Battling from behind all after- conference. I’m very proud of how noon, the volleyball team fell short we played.” After surviving 10 ties and three in trying to win its first conference match this season, losing to texas lead changes in the fourth set, freshstate 3-2 (17-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25- man middle blocker Emily shearin’s ace put the score in UtA’s favor 22, 12-15) saturday at texas Hall. for good at 23-22. she For the fourth week in would end the set cona row, freshman outside necting on another ace hitter Amanda Aguilera box SCore to send the match to the added a double-double to Texas St. 25 25 24 22 15 fifth set. her résumé, with a 20-kill UTA 17 2226 25 12 “I’m sure you could and 19-dig performance see it, I thought they’d Kills — TxSt: 72 against the Bobcats (11UTA: 54 won the match,” sey12, 4-1). mour said. “I’m oK with Digs — TxSt: 78 “I think we came out UTA: 69 that, because it felt good and fought harder than to get to that point. I’d Assists — TxSt: 64 we have all season,” AguUTA: 50 rather over celebrate it, ilera said. “We got a little than think it’s insignifiBlocks — TxSt: 9 taste of what it was like cant.” UTA: 14 to win, so now we want it But in the fifth set, more.” with the score tied at 7, the 20 kills is a careerhigh for Aguilera and a season-high texas state recorded three straight kills followed by two errors by Mavfor the Mavericks (4-15, 0-5). Unlike previous matches where erick senior outside hitter Ally Wade, the Mavs started 0-2 but fell short giving the Bobcats an insurmountof a victory, the team rallied to force able 12-7 lead. the Mavs closed the score to 14a fifth and decisive set — the first five-set match since sept. 10 against 12, but Bobcat junior outside hitter Jessica Weynand scored her 14th kill texas Christian at home. Head coach Diane seymour said and ended the Mavericks’ chances her team’s willingness to fight back of completing a come-from-behind after being down early showed signs victory. Freshman libero Alicia shaffer, that her team has improved much completing her fifth-straight match during this rough stretch. she said she saw a lot of posivOLLEyBALL continues on page 6 tives looking forward to Wednesday’s

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Mavs fall to Columbia in doubles semifinals The men’s tennis team wrapped up play at the Columbia Classic in New York on Sunday, with a Maverick doubles team making it to the semifinals. Freshman Mindaugas Celedinas and senior Dmitry Minkin defeated the Princeton doubles team 8-6 in the round of 16 and went on to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson in the quarterfinals. Celedinas and Minkin couldn’t keep up the momentum against Columbia in the semifinals, however, falling by an 8-1 score. — Justin Rains

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Freshman outside hitter Eld-hah Kaswatuka spikes the ball during Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Texas State, at Texas Hall. The Mavericks’ next game will be against Northwestern State at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in Natchitoches, La.

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Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives at a rally at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C., Monday.

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or Derek Jensen, political change isn’t as simple as switching parties. It’s about cleaning up the party you belong to. John Mccain’s housecleaning rhetoric appeals to many campus voters this election season. Jensen, a business management freshman, doesn’t agree that a vote for Mccain is a vote for President Bush — it is probably the best defense against political corruption, which he said was a problem the last eight years. Jensen said he wanted to vote Republican because he agreed with the party platform, but after researching both candidates’ energy policies, he came to agree with Mccain even more and sees him as a Republican Party reformer. “He’ll cut energy spending. He votes different from Bush on energy issues. He’ll lift the moratorium on off-shore drilling and invest in nuclear energy,” Jensen said. “But he knows that you can’t invest in alternative energies without giving people some relief at the gas pump, because then people will stop spending.” Mccain’s recipe for reformation in-

cludes equal parts nuance and Reaganomics, or old-school Republicanism. Though Mccain is not as conservative as the organization would like the GOP candidate to be, he will still maintain the principles the party upholds, said Rachel Imbriale, Young conservatives of Texas UTA chapter executive chair. “There’s a reason it’s called ‘trickle down economics.’ It truly does trickle down,” she said. “There is a party that would better serve this university as well as this entire nation,” referring to the Republican Party. Students uneducated about the issues and their shared relevance worries colt Ables, the chapter’s events coordinator. “When you’re looking at people losing their houses, that affects enrollment and people’s ability to go to school,” he said. “Frozen credit also directly impacts student loans.” That seems to be the attitude of most Republican voters on campus. Biology freshman Megan Addison and nursing senior Jennifer Schofield both plan on voting Republican, but said Mccain was not their first choice. “Mccain wasn’t even my fourth choice,” Schofield said, but she would vote for him because she agrees with his stance on social issues like abortion, his positions on the military, tax reform and promoting smaller government. Some students have noticed that Mccain’s 72 years indicate more than old

age. Anthropology senior Linda Roberts said that, though she thinks his experience is impressive, she would prefer him younger. His illnesses don’t worry Roberts, who was a practicing registered nurse for 28 years and has voted Republican for about 20 years. His health and condition can be managed, she said, and if he says it’s not going to be an issue, she would believe that. But Roberts said she worries that Mccain’s ties in Washington will catch up with him, and that would make it hard, if not impossible, for him to deliver his promised change. “Being around for that long isn’t always a good thing,” she said. “He may have responsibilities or owe favors that he doesn’t even realize.” nursing senior charity Darnell said that despite identifying with the Democratic Party in the past, she remains undecided. She liked both candidates’ arguments during the debates, but said Mccain’s views and experience were compelling her to cross the aisles and vote Republican this time around, believing the party could deliver on the promise of change. “If I had to vote today,” she said, “it would be for Mccain.” Emily ABErg

DoWn in Polls, mCCAin gEts toughEr on Bush EConomiCs Republican John McCain delivered his toughest criticism so far of President Bush’s economic policies Monday as he unveiled a new campaign stump speech that promised an energetic fight to reverse his slide in the polls. The presidential hopeful also was set to unveil new economic proposals of his own today aimed at helping middle-class taxpayers weather the effects of the U.S. financial meltdown. “We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent much of the last eight: waiting for our luck to change,” McCain said while campaigning with running mate Sarah Palin in Virginia. “The hour is late; our troubles are getting worse; our enemies watch. We have to act immediately. We have to change direction now.” In a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted after last week’s debate, Obama now leads with 53 percent of likely voters to McCain’s 43 percent. The Arizona senator insisted he understood the public’s concerns about the financial crisis, even as fears about the meltdown have moved voters firmly in Democrat Barack Obama’s direction in recent weeks. — The Associated Press and Washington Post


More Than Elevator Music — Barely Latest album release from Keane only evolves incrementally By Anthony WilliAms The Shorthorn Scene editor

Keane returns from Under the Iron Sea with Perfect Symmetry, although that’s not quite evident in the lyrics. After pondering love’s pros and cons and semi-whining on their 2006 album, the British piano rockers add loads of ’80s synthesizing into more of the same, but then throw in what sounds like stabs at the Iraq war and environmental consciousness. Perfect Symmetry starts out with “Spiralling,” which has more excitement than even 2006’s “Is It Any Wonder?” In addition to the up-tempo melody and percussion of the first track, Keane shows some growth by talking about personal dreams before mentioning any

significant others, but it doesn’t take long. Then on “The Lovers Are Losing,” the rhythm slows just a bit as lead singer Tom chaplin describes drowning in the Thames River, slipping from someone’s open hands and seeing his past in their face. Keane strings together a good group of head-bobbing songs, but the rest has them fading back into their old selves in a new wardrobe. They’re clapping as if they’re happy, but it’s obvious they’re not. The band isn’t breaking any law or music norms. There is some symmetry between the lighter sounds and elevated bass, and Keane aims for more with its colorful album cover and retro-new sound against its

deprecating and contemplative lyrics. It just doesn’t seem to work out completely. Iron Sea was moody and depressing yet pleasant — chaplin venting and complaining over becoming a broken toy no longer played with — but the package worked. Keane’s songwriting is still strong (“We cling to love like a skidding car/clinched to the corner”) but it doesn’t mix well with the David Bowie-like Perfect Symmetry. newly packaged with some of the same content, Keane’s new album is just all right background music and not too much more. Anthony WilliAms

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PErfECt symmEtry Artist: Keane Label: Interscope Records


Alumnus Diaby Mo Jr. didn’t win the whole shebang at the Fashion!Dallas Kim Dawson Model Search, but his popularity and campaigning netted him some extra shopping money. The judges named Kyle Ellison the winner of the 2008 search, giving him a modeling contract and $1,000 spending money at Dallas’ North Park Center, but Mo won the Dallas Morning News’ Reader’s Choice award and $500 in spending money. Mo won with over 80,000 online, text and write-in votes, but he said even leading during the week he was never assured as it came down to the wire in the last hours of voting Friday night. “I didn’t overly monitor it, but I saw that Kyle was gaining on me,” he said. “I had a lot of family support and [some from] people all over, and he did as well.” Mo grew up in Sierra Leone and Guinea before he and his parents moved to Euless 10 years ago. He graduated from Euless Trinity High School in 2002 and majored in biology here at the university. “At first I wanted to go to dental school, then I wanted to transfer to pharmacy school. It wasn’t until I graduated in May I realized I didn’t want to do that either,” Mo said. Mo doesn’t know what the future holds for his modeling career, but he plans to attend nursing school here in the spring. For more on Mo and this year’s model search, hit up the entertainment blog.

Dallas Mavs host Fan Jam on Friday night The Dallas Mavericks are hosting a Fan Jam this Friday night, and there’s no cost to get in. Doors at American Airlines Center open at 6:45 p.m. and the team’s open practice and scrimmage session begins at 7:30 p.m. Parking’s available in the AAC lots for $5, and the ManiAACs fan group/dance team will sign autographs on the concourse. ESPN Radio hosts an autograph session with the Mavericks players at 5:30 p.m., but you have to register for the chance to attend. To do so, follow the links at www.mavs. com before midnight tonight.

Just so you know... Beyoncé is coming clean, and, unsurprisingly, we can’t get enough. reports that the Houston singer has finally opened up about her nuptials to rapper Jay Z in Essence magazine, talking about the small and intimate ceremony and the pair’s decision to do without engagement rings and other traditions. She also released two new music videos for the first singles off her upcoming album, I Am ..., which comes out Nov. 18. “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” is very simple, featuring only Beyoncé with two other ladies dancing in a white room getting down on the floor and showing off their ring fingers. As much as we worried about “If I Were A Boy” being too much like Ciara’s 2006 song “Like A Boy,” we’re glad to see that it’s more of a ballad than Ciara’s song, and the video is like a short film. But don’t just take our word for it. See and hear for yourself at the entertainment blog. Now would be better. — Anthony Williams

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hard core English Language Institute student Thawepong Suebvatana participates in the Core Pole Conditioning group exercise class Monday at the Maverick Activities Center. The workout is designed to strengthen key areas of the human body.

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university and the third floor addition will provide another 27,000 square feet. Using multiple cranes and equipment frees up space on the building site for other construction activities said Steven Jesulaitis, Hensel Phelps area superintendent. “Using a tower crane is faster and much safer,” he said. “The

operator is above the job and can easily see all the hazards in the way of his load compared to a conventional crane where the operator would be on the ground depending on others to guide the load in safely.” Bryan BastiBLe

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pedestrian mall. “The crane has brought a sense of excitement,” Pettus said. “I believe that the crane, like a spotlight, will highlight UTA’s growth and dedication

to academic achievement.” The ERC project is included in the university’s campus master plan and will serve the campus’ research efforts for the next 30 years and more, said John Hall, Administration and Campus Operations vice president. He said additional research space is sorely needed by the

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outcome. “The signs are metal ... The cost of paint has gone up because of petroleum — the graphics that are vinyl applied, all that’s petroleum based,” he said. “So the price of all that’s ... a guess.” Johnson said the project uses the wayfinding system, which directs the reader to certain buildings or places, and building identification, which will identify both the building and what can be found in the building. The project will include major improvements for students with disabilities, he said. Fo r example, buildings with several entrances will have a sign identifying the handicapaccessible entrance and signs pointing toward it at inaccessible ones. The project would be comprehensive and include more than 700

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“I don’t want to rush this because it’s so complicated. Every time we go out on campus with these sign people, we make changes.” Jeff Johnson,

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signs, Lloyd said. Some will replace existing signs, but many will be in new locations. Johnson said that until a contractor is selected, he can only estimate how long the project will take up to one year. He bases that estimate on three things. “Are the materials available, how busy the sign contractor is and how large a firm he’s got,” he said. “I don’t want to rush this because it’s so complicated. Every time we go out on campus with these sign people, we make changes.” Graphic design maker Amelia Whatley said Austin-based Janke Design designed the signs. “Some signs have already been put up,” she said. “Those are recent, and that was just our attempt to get some information up to match the new signs once they were installed.”

with at least 10 digs — 18 against Texas State — said the Mavericks’ performance was the best since sophomore outside hitter Bianca Sauls was injured. “TCU and this one [Texas State] are neck and neck,” Shaffer said. “We came out and did what we needed to do, but just came up on the short end.” For the third time in the last four matches, the Mavericks had three players get double-digit kills, led by Aguilera’s 20, followed by Wade with 12 and freshman middle blocker Christy Driscoll’s career-high 10. Driscoll led the team with 10 block assists and a .318 attack percentage while Wade added six block assists of her own — another career high for her. Texas State had three players finish with doubledigit kills led by senior middle blocker Emily Jones Wilkes’ 20. She finished with a .531 attack percentage. Senior outside hitter Lawrenica Brown led the team with 28 of the team’s 78 digs. The loss is the eighth

straight for the Mavs, the longest losing streak in the program’s 35-year history. One more loss will tie the team’s worst conference start, which occurred in 2005 when the Mavs went 4-14 in Southland Conference play. Wade said the loss should help the team prepare for Wednesday’s match against Northwestern State (6-10, 1-5) in Natchitoches, La. “It gives us confidence,” Wade said. “To lose to a really good team like that, shows us that we can beat the teams that aren’t as strong.” The Demons are in last place in the Southland Conference’s East Division and have lost their last four matches. The Mavericks then come back to Texas Hall on Friday to play second-place Central Arkansas (13-4, 5-1). “Today was one of those days that you worked as hard as you could, but you came up on the short end again, you’re not going to let it happen again,” Seymour concluded. “I just believe it.” stephen peters

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DR. RUTH Q: I'm a 23-year-old female. I've been married for five years. We have three boys, and I'm very happy with my married life. But the problem is, I couldn't care less if I ever have sex again. I'm physically attracted to my husband, and he's very creative, but I have no desire. A: That is a very dangerous situation for your relationship. I'm glad you wrote to me, because you must make a serious effort to turn this situation around. You must make sex much more of a priority. I understand that having three children is exhausting, but if you let your sex life die out, you could be putting your marriage at risk. So, make a point of getting baby sitters and going out to a motel or sending the kids to Grandma's so the two of rekindle your sex life.

or if there is genuine interest? I feel that there is an interest, as she invited me to where she works, touched me in conversation and when we have talked it has been for very long periods instead of just taking care of business. How do I approach her without losing the respect that I have gained as her coach? I do not want to lose her as a friend. I would really love to date her, as we have a lot in common. A: What gives me pause is that you say you are her "coach." If you have a professional relationship, then you probably should not ask her out. (I say probably, as I don't know the exact relationship and can only speak in general terms.) However, if you were to end the professional relationship, then you could ask her out, although there's no way to tell how she'd react. As for remaining friends, that might not be possible, but if the situation is such that it is appropriate to ask her out, then it's worth taking the risk of losing the friendship in order to see if she will share a romantic relationship with you.

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PASADENA —State and federal officials are asking residents returning home after Hurricane Ike to help recover containers strewn by the storm. Those include propane tanks and drums that could potentially hold hazardous substances. The Unified Command, which includes the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas General Land Office, asked the public Monday to report the location of such containers. Residents should call 1-800-671-6022. Hurricane Ike struck Texas last month. Piles of materials, appliances, furniture and family mementos still dot streets in parts of the state.

Soldier’s wife says she is hate crime victim FORT HOOD — A black woman whose husband is serving in Iraq says she has been the victim of hate crimes, including being set on fire outside her Fort Hood apartment. Her neighbors said they are concerned about safety in the housing complex, but officials at the Central Texas Army post said they should not be worried. “There is no widespread, racially motivated crimes going on at Fort Hood or here,” Brig. Gen. Paul Wentz said Sunday at a community meeting to address residents’ fears. “It is a sad thing that there was a racially motivated incident.” Military police have placed the woman under protection and removed her from the Kouma Memorial Village housing complex, Col. John Huey said after the meeting. “We realized there is an issue. We are investigating the issue, and we put a lot of assets into that issue,” Chuck Medley, Fort Hood’s deputy director of emergency management, told the audience.

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WASillA, Alaska —levi Johnston, who's having a baby with Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter, can't believe all the things he's hearing. No, he wasn't held against his will on the campaign trail. No, he's not being forced into a shotgun wedding with 17-year-old Bristol Palin. "None of that's true," Johnston, 18, said in a rare interview with The Associated Press. "We both love each other. We both want to marry each other. And that's what we are going to do." Standing in the driveway of his family home in this small Alaska town, Johnston spoke about the rumors swirling around him. The soft-spoken teenager discussed his relationship with Palin and how life has changed with fatherhood fast approaching. He agreed to talk despite the presidential campaign's advice in the days following Gov. Sarah Palin's nomination to avoid the media. "They're not telling me anything right

now," Johnston said as he checked his Blackberry. "it's pretty chill." Not surprisingly, Johnston was a little shocked when he learned about Bristol's pregnancy, but he says he quickly embraced the prospects of fatherhood. The baby is due dec. 18. Johnston has dropped out of high school to take a job on the North Slope oil fields as an apprentice electrician. There's no word on how his future mother-in-law feels about Johnston's decision to drop out of high school. last year, she made a point of trying to turn around the high dropout rate in their hometown. "i'd remind the kids that no matter where they are in life — (maybe) in circumstances that probably aren't ideal — that there is no circumstance that they're in that is insurmountable or would necessitate them just giving up," Palin said. Johnston hinted he's expecting a boy, but he declined to discuss baby names.

"i'm looking forward to having him," he said. "i'm going to take him hunting and fishing. He'll be everywhere with me." Johnston, a Wasilla heartthrob, said he wanted to set the record straight. For starters, he said his much-maligned MySpace page was a joke — the one that claimed he said: "i'm a ... redneck," and "i don't want kids." Johnston said his friends created the page a few years ago and he had nothing to do with it. Johnston said he has dated Palin since his freshman year in high school. "We were planning on getting married a long time ago with or without the kid," he said. "That was the plan from the start." While Johnston provided few details about next summer's wedding, the planning has started: A cousin will likely be his best man, and he has asked two hockey buddies, Ben Barber and dane Wilson, to be groomsmen. Barber doesn't think anyone pres-

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Polar bear falls in moat while playing MILWAUKEE — A playful polar bear pawing at a toy lost his balance and slipped into a moat at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Zoo spokeswoman Laura Pedriani says a net caught Zero when he fell Monday so he wasn’t hurt. Zoo workers cut the netting and the 19-year-old polar bear was walking around later in the day. Pedriani says Zero might decide to climb out of the moat when he’s hungry enough. The polar bear is now closer to visitors but his only exit from the moat goes into his regular enclosure. A fence still separates visitors from the bear and the moat. Zero fell into the same moat 15 years ago and stayed there for nine days.

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Paul Krugman wins Nobel economics prize STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Paul Krugman, the Princeton University scholar, New York Times columnist and unabashed liberal, won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for his analysis of how economies of scale can affect international trade patterns. Krugman has been a harsh critic of the Bush administration and the Republican Party in The New York Times, where he writes a regular column and has a blog called “Conscience of a Liberal.” He has also taken the Bush administration to task over the current financial meltdown, blaming its pursuit of deregulation and unencumbered fiscal policies for the financial crisis that has threatened the global economy with recession. — The Associated Press

sured Johnston into marriage. "if he thought it wasn't the right thing to do he probably wouldn't do it," he said. Johnston is an avid hunter. He's dark haired, tall and muscular, sports a bit of stubble and drives a red Chevy Silverado truck. He'd be the perfect cover for Field & Stream. He's bagged bears, sheep, elk, and caribou. Some of the antlers are scattered about his yard. last July on a caribou hunt he lost a "promise" ring that Palin had given him. He said he decided to tattoo her name on the finger and not bother with more rings because he'd just lose them anyway. Johnston said he wasn't forced to campaign with Palin's mother. Bristol Palin invited him and Johnston jumped at the chance. it was a whirlwind experience for Johnston, who was seated with the Palins at the republican National Convention. "At first, i was nervous," he said. "Then i was like, 'Whatever.'"

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An LA County firefighter works to douse flames on a two story house near Porter Ranch in Los Angeles on Monday. Two huge wildfires driven by strong Santa Ana winds threatened neighborhoods on the edges of the San Fernando Valley on Monday, killing one person, destroying several dozen mobile homes and forcing frantic evacuations.

Wildfires force frantic evacuations near los Angeles, death toll at 2 the associated Press

loS ANGeleS — Two huge wildfires driven by strong Santa Ana winds burned into neighborhoods near los Angeles on Monday, forcing frantic evacuations on smoke- and trafficchoked highways, destroying homes and causing at least two deaths. More than 1,000 firefighters and nine water-dropping aircraft battled the 5,300-acre Marek Fire at the northeast end of the San Fernando Valley, and the 3,000-acre Sesnon Fire in the Porter ranch area at the west end. Winds blew up to 45 mph with gusts reaching 70 mph. Authorities confirmed more than three-dozen mobile homes burned at the Marek Fire and TV news helicopter crews counted about 10 homes destroyed by the Sesnon Fire. Both fires also consumed commercial sites. Firefighters were struggling with the resurgent, day-old Marek Fire when the new blaze erupted at midmorning a few miles to the west. "it is a blowtorch we can't get in front of," said los Angeles County fire inspector Frank Garrido. Fire officials alerted communities as far south as Malibu, 20 miles away, as an ominous dark plume streamed over rows of homes. Fire officials could not immediately estimate how many homes were in the path of the Sesnon




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Fire. residents were not allowed to drive into one of Porter ranch's gated communities because officials wanted to keep roads clear for emergency vehicles. instead they parked their cars, ran to their homes and carried out whatever they could carry in pillow cases, in their arms, sacks and suitcases. Some ran out clutching paintings. los Angeles County Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman warned people not to stay home after evacuation orders had been given, as the flames were moving so rapidly. "You may not be able to even outrun this fire," Freeman said. los Angeles County Fire department inspector Frank Garrido said one person was killed in a head-on collision around midday when police closed the 118 Freeway because of flames. TV news helicopters showed vehicles turning around and driving against traffic to use an on-ramp as an exit. earlier, a fatality was discovered at the Marek Fire, an area where neighborhoods abut rugged canyonlands below the mountainous Angeles National forest. The man appeared to have been a transient living in a makeshift shelter, officials said. About 1,200 people evacuated due to the Marek Fire, which was just 5 percent contained.

"We could have had an army there and it would not have stopped it," los Angeles Fire department Battalion Chief Mario rueda said. "Wind is king here, it's dictating everything we are doing." Mobile home park resident Glenn Bell said he and another park resident broke a padlock on an emergency exit gate to escape at daybreak. "if we hadn't broke open that gate, there would be people dead up there," he said. olive View-UClA Medical Center moved five of its most fragile patients to other hospitals. Spokeswoman Carla Nino said the four newborns and the fifth patient were on ventilators and were the most difficult to transport. Some other patients were discharged but the hospital decided it was not necessary to evacuate about 180 others. The dry and warm Santa Ana winds typically blow between october and February. As they whistle through Southern California canyons and valleys, they accelerate, drying out vegetation and hastening the spread of any fires that erupt. "This is what we feared the most," los Angeles County fire Capt. Mark Savage said. "The winds that were expected — they have arrived."

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WASHiNGToN — Nearly one in three patients who need a kidney transplant may never get one because their bodies are abnormally primed to attack a donated organ. Now doctors are trying new ways to outwit the immune system and save more of those socalled "highly sensitized" patients — often with kidneys donated by living donors, considered the optimal kind. "i feel very lucky. our son saved my life," said Cynthia Preloh of Arlington, Va., after an unusual combination of blood cleansing and a cancer drug allowed her to receive a kidney from her son that her body otherwise would have destroyed. it's promising work that comes as the nation's kidney distribution system is beginning a major overhaul. Together, the two efforts aim to make a long-needed dent in the years of waiting it can take to get a kidney transplant. That's crucial, because "your chance of getting successfully transplanted decreases with time," says dr. Keith Melancon of Georgetown University Hospital, Preloh's surgeon and a leader in the small but growing field of incompatible kidney transplants. More than 77,000 people are on the national waiting list to receive a kidney from a deceased donor. Yet fewer than 17,000 transplants a year are performed, about 10,500 of them from deceased donors and just over 6,000 from living donors, relatives or friends who offer to help a specific patient. The wait can stretch four to five years, and more than 4,000 patients die on the waiting list each year. The United Network for organ Sharing is considering some big changes to the system. There's no formal proposal yet, but there are options under discussion: —Wait times might be defined by kidney function deterioration rather than how early someone gets on the transplant list, to level the field for patients who don't see a specialist right away. —in addition to wait time, matches may weigh recipient and kidney age and medical conditions to maximize what's "life years from transplant." one kidney might last longer in an older person without diabetes than in a younger diabetic, explains dr. Kenneth Andreoni of ohio State Medical Center and vice chair of the UNoS kidney committee. "it's trying to get the balance between having a person live longer because they have the transplant over dialysis, and also looking at how many years in total they would live," he says. —ranking the quality of donated kidneys in a way that would let patients choose one of lesser quality if it means a shorter wait, or try to hold out longer for a better one. Such changes wouldn't increase available kidneys. Hence the need for the new kidney match-making called desensitization aimed at patients like Preloh who otherwise might not get a chance at a new organ. A transplant starts by matching patient and donor kidney according to blood and tissue type. Today's anti-rejection drugs are so good that tissue-typing can be far from perfect.

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