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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been running four miles a day, doing abs and push-ups. At first, I tried to cut weight, because I knew I was going to fight, but then I had to make his weight class. He sends me text messages that he is scared now.â&#x20AC;?

Mariachi band plays at Levitt Pavilion tonight

Matthew Sanchez, communication junior and Sigma Chi Fight Night participant, on preparing for the night. For the story, go to www.theshorthorn.com

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The self-proclaimed first all-female mariachi group to take Mexican pop culture back to its roots, Mariachi Rosas Divinas, perform at 7:30 tonight at the Levitt Pavilion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just excited to be able to get them,â&#x20AC;? said Cathy Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal, Levitt communications coordinator. She said the group resides in the Metroplex and has been a very hot band to book. According to the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Web site, they pride themselves on using musical precision to preserve the mariachi tradition for the next generation and to bring a new respect for mariachi women. The show is free and will end at 9 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal said thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another reason for booking the band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh my gosh, take a look at them,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They look so cute.â&#x20AC;? The Shorthorn: Laura Sliva

Painting sophomore Sal Bustos stands inside Cameron Schoeppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Room to Breatheâ&#x20AC;? art piece Wednesday at the Gallery at UTA. The gallery features work from Schoepp and Steve Brudniak and runs through Nov. 15.

The Sensation of Art Two artists showcase differences in style

design at their crossing. Ly considers the piece his favorite work in the exhibit. Kevin Ly found himself being watched. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the idea of room to breathe and an open space,â&#x20AC;? he When the graphic design junior viewed a piece of art in the Gallery at UTaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new exhibit, he saw a face peering said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re completely different. One works with iron while the other is everyday items.â&#x20AC;? out at him from the sculpture â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Vagus One of Brudniakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artworks is â&#x20AC;&#x153;NouLeviathan.â&#x20AC;? wheN aND where menon Objectifying in Four Parts,â&#x20AC;? The exhibit features works of art from which resembles four gold filing cabiaustin artist Steve Brudniak and Texas When: The opening reception is nets in a row, with steel-like tentacles Christian University professor Cameron at 6:30 tonight. The exhibit runs hanging from the piece, one for each of Schoepp. through Nov. 15. the four sections. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Vagus Leviathan,â&#x20AC;? which includes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot more subtle but can convey a manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face inside a glass orb, is part Where: Gallery at UTA a lot,â&#x20AC;? he said. of Brudniakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set and includes a set of His work, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canal Dreams (Edition sculptures he calls, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noumenon,â&#x20AC;? meanof Four),â&#x20AC;? is a set of sculptures, each ing space of silent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about remaining in the moment,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;all we with a glass eye that embeds a photo of a different waterside views. This piece is based off several of Brudniakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have is here and now.â&#x20AC;? Gallery curator Benito Huerta chose the artists for the dreams in which he was standing on the waterfront of austin Lake. contrast between their works. Brudniak said his inspiration comes from a â&#x20AC;&#x153;meditaâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a combination of Steveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work of hard surfaces and a been-around or aged feel, and Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus on tive qualityâ&#x20AC;? to get a deeper meaning. He said his viewers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need background information to understand a installation and lifeness,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heavy and light.â&#x20AC;? Huerta said the art pieces differ because Brudniakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s piece. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It takes you out of the world around you and brings work invites the audience to look, while Schoeppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pieces you into the moment,â&#x20AC;? Brudniak said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the main involve the viewer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Installation is when art encompasses you, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the thing I want my work to do.â&#x20AC;? whole sensation of being part of the work,â&#x20AC;? he said. The interactive piece, Schoeppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Room to Breathe,â&#x20AC;? DustiN DaNgli is an installation consisting of a space of red and white news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu carpet, on the floor, that meet in the center and form a by DustiN DaNgli

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Law experts say Florida conviction still possible without victim’s body the associated Press

orlANdo, Fla. — Prosecutors have dNA tests and hair samples. They have testimony about “the smell of death” in the trunk of the suspect’s car. What they do not have is a body. Prosecutors building a case against a single 22-year-old Florida mother accused of killing her young daughter will have to rely on forensic evidence and persuade a jury that Casey Anthony lacks credibility and had a motive, legal experts say. To help build the case, the prosecutor will be using what he described as cutting-edge forensic tests, including air testing for compounds released when a body decomposes. Prosecutors have not been specific about how the evidence led to charges against Anthony, but experts say it is possible to get a conviction without a body, with several cases, including some in Florida, as examples. “Sometimes circumstantial evidence is as powerful, or

more powerful than the body itself,” said donald Jones, a professor of criminal law at the University of Miami law school. Since 3-year-old Caylee Anthony’s disappearance was reported in July, investigators have taken air samples from her mother’s car trunk and tested for the presence of her dNA. Hair samples also have been analyzed. The FBi and the oak ridge National laboratory at the University of Tennessee performed the tests. “The investigation contains intricate forensics that are on the cutting edge of science,” said lawson lamar, State Attorney in orange County. it’s not known how the forensics will play in court or for a jury. Charles rose, a law professor at Stetson University in deland, said the defense could contest the FBi findings of not being generally accepted. Also a lack of eyewitnesses and compelling physical evidence that directly links Caylee to a crime could be a problem.

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This undated file photo released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Fla. on Friday shows Caylee Marie Anthony , 2, who has been missing for more than four months.

Candidates get tough, personal in final debate the associated Press

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama listens as Republican presidential candidate John McCain speaks during the presidential debate Wednesday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

HeMPSTeAd, N.Y. — John McCain assailed Barack obama’s character and his campaign positions on taxes, abortion and more Wednesday night, hoping to turn their final presidential debate into a launching pad for a political comeback. “You didn’t tell the American people the truth,” he said. Unruffled, and ahead in the polls, obama parried each charge, and leveled a few of his own. “one hundred percent, John, of your ads, 100 percent of them have been negative,” obama shot back in an uncommonly personal debate less than three weeks from election day. “it’s not true,” McCain retorted. “it is true,” said obama, seeking the last word. McCain is currently running all negative ads, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But he has run a number of positive ads during the campaign. The 90-minute encounter, at a round table at Hofstra University, was their third debate, and

marked the beginning of a 20-day sprint to election day. obama leads in the national polls and in surveys in many battleground states, an advantage built in the weeks since the nation stumbled into the greatest economic crisis since the Great depression. With few exceptions, the campaign is being waged in states that voted republican in 2004 — Virginia, Colorado, iowa — and in many of them, obama holds a lead in the polls. McCain played the aggressor from the opening moments of the debate, accusing obama of waging class warfare by seeking tax increases that would “spread the wealth around.” The Arizona senator also demanded to know the full extent of obama’s relationship with William Ayers, a 1960s-era terrorist and the democrat’s ties with ACorN, a liberal group accused of violating federal law as it seeks to register voters. And he insisted obama disavow last week’s remarks by rep. John lewis, a democrat, who accused the republican ticket of playing racial politics along the same lines as

segregationists of the past. Struggling to escape the political drag of an unpopular republican incumbent, McCain also said, “Sen. obama, i am not President Bush. ... You wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago.” obama returned each volley, and brushed aside McCain’s claim to full political independence. “if i’ve occasionally mistaken your policies for George Bush’s policies, it’s because on the core economic issues that matter to the American people — on tax policy, on energy policy, on spending priorities — you have been a vigorous supporter of President Bush,” he said. McCain’s allegation that obama had not leveled with the public involved the illinois senator’s decision to forgo public financing for his campaign in favor of raising his own funds. As a result, he has far outraised McCain, although the difference has been somewhat neutralized by an advantage the republican National Committee holds over the democratic Party.

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eU, US call for global summit to reshape banking the associated Press

BrUSSelS, Belgium — The Group of eight major industrial nations announced Wednesday they will hold a global summit — perhaps as early as November in New York — to forge common action to prevent another economic meltdown. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said all european Union nations backed radical restructuring of global insti-

tutions like the international Monetary Fund and World Bank. He called for a meeting “preferably in New York, where everything started” and said it should lead to “a new capitalism.” Sarkozy said emerging economies such as China, india and others outside the G-8 should also participate because “no one should feel excluded from what we are recasting.”

DALLAS — City officials are investigating complaints from people questioning the amount they had to pay to get their cars back after they were towed from what the motorists thought were legal parking lots near the State Fair of Texas. Nineteen complaints have been filed since the vehicles were towed Saturday. Many people said they paid almost $200 to get their cars back from Lone Star Auto Services. Anna Casey, a representative of Lone Star, said the company did nothing wrong when it responded to two property owners who called about illegally parked vehicles.

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eU leaders meeting in Brussels “all agreed that we don’t want the same causes to produce the same effects in future,” the French leader said. “We don’t want all this to start again; we want lessons to be learned.” British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the meeting would require vision similar to the creation of the United Nations and the Bretton Woods

conference that laid out the post-World War ii international financial and monetary system. The G-8 leaders said in a joint statement released by the White House that they were united in their commitment to change the regulation of the world’s financial sector to restore confidence and “remedy deficiencies exposed by the current crisis.”

“We are confident that, working together, we will meet the present challenges and return our economies to stability and prosperity,” they said. Brown, a longtime former Treasury chief widely seen as a leader in crafting policies to combat the financial crisis, said he wants a group of supervisors from major nations to monitor the world’s 30 largest financial institutions.

HOUSTON — The former chief executive of a now defunct Houstonbased oil and gas company has pleaded guilty to making a false filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced Wednesday. John N. Ehrman, 53, the former CEO of Rocky Mountain Energy Corp., during a court hearing Tuesday admitted to misrepresenting the amount of outstanding shares in his company. The charge was part of a July 2007 13-count indictment in which prosecutors accused Ehrman of devising a scheme to inflate the price and trading volume of his company’s stock. Ehrman, of the Houston suburb The Woodlands, could receive up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $5 million when he is sentenced Jan. 29.

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Former first lady suffers broken pelvis LOS ANGELES — Nancy Reagan suffered a broken pelvis in a fall at her home and will be hospitalized for several days, her spokeswoman said Wednesday. The 87-year-old former first lady fell last week, spokeswoman Joanne Drake said. She did not seek immediate medical care but decided Monday to get checked out because of persistent pain, Drake said. Doctors at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center determined she had a fractured pelvis and sacrum, the triangular bone at the base of the spinal column. “She’s in some pain but in very good spirits,” Drake said.

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US military: al-Qaida in Iraq leader killed BAGHDAD — American soldiers killed the alleged No. 2 leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, a Moroccan who trained in Afghanistan, recruited foreign fighters and ran operations in northern Iraq where Sunni insurgents remain a potent threat, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The man, who the military said was known as Abu Qaswarah, died Oct. 5 during a raid on a building in the northern city of Mosul that served as a major “command and control location” for the region. Four other insurgents were killed in the operation, the U.S. said. The announcement of Abu Qaswarah’s death was withheld until Wednesday to allow for positive identification, the military said. — The Associated Press

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Mavs continue skid after loss to NsU them mature any faster. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spin the Earth any faster so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just have to wait and see.â&#x20AC;? Freshman outside hitter Amanda Aguilera had another By Stephen peterS double-digit kill performance The Shorthorn staff with 10, but failed to register her NAtCHItoCHEs, La â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fifth consecutive double-double, Looking to avoid the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recording just five digs. second-ever 0-6 start to conferNo other Maverick player ence play, the volscored more than leyball team lost to four kills in the Northwestern state match. Box Score in straight sets 13In the 56 attack UT-Arlington 25, 22-25, 11-25 attempts that were 13 22 11 Wednesday night at not kills or errors Northwestern State the NsUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prather for the Mavs, 52 25 25 25 Coliseum. were dug by Lady Kills â&#x20AC;&#x201D; UTA: 23 the Mavericksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Demon defense, led NSU: 49 (4-16, 0-6) losby outside hitter Digs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; UTA: 46 ing streak climbed Markie ribichau NSU: 52 to an all-time and libero Zanny Assists â&#x20AC;&#x201D; UTA: 20 high nine straight Castilllo with 12 NSU: 43 matches and are digs each. 0-6 for second time sophomore setBlocks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; UTA: 6 to start southland ter raegan Daniel, NSU: 6 Conference play in who led the Mavs head coach Diane with 11 digs and 16 seymourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tenure. assists, said the team just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seymour was not impressed play up to its potential against a with the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play on the court lesser opponent. against the Lady Demons (7-10, â&#x20AC;&#x153;thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely no excuse 2-5) and the playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attitude for it,â&#x20AC;? Daniel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were not toward each other during the outmatched by that team, we match. didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come prepared and we â&#x20AC;&#x153;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some pretty bad vol- just need to grow up.â&#x20AC;? leyball, but I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more As a team, the Mavs regisabout what our personality was tered a .074 attack percentage tonight, which was horrible,â&#x20AC;? with 23 kills and 16 errors on seymour said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14 girls 95 attempts. Northwestern state in there that have to make some scored a .319 attack percentage kind of change and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on with 49 kills to just 12 kills on them. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if I can make 116 attempts.

Team fails to hold its own against Lady Demons during three-set sweep.

other than attack statistics, NsU seemed to move faster to the ball, complete crucial sideouts and sustain long attack runs throughout the entire match. Freshman libero Alicia shaffer said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to suffer this type of loss considering the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance in the previous match. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played the worst volleyball ever,â&#x20AC;? shaffer said. Daniel added to shafferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comment by saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to know that no match is guaranteed for us and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to fight for every single point.â&#x20AC;? the Mavericks remain the only team in conference to not register a win in southland Conference play and are far below the preseason No. 5 pick selected by coaches and sports information directors. Central Arkansas (13-4, 5-1) comes into town to face the Mavericks on Friday night, and UtA is 2-0 all-time against the sugar Bears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just have to look inside ourselves and keep fighting for every point,â&#x20AC;? shaffer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whenever you sit back for a second and think â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re worse than us, we can just try to relax,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when they get you. You start falling behind and before you know it youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re down two games and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come back from that.â&#x20AC;?

Freshman outside hitter Eld-hah Kaswatuka tips the ball during the Mavericksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; game against Northwestern State on Wednesday in Natchitoches, La. The Mavericks fell to the Lady Demons in three sets.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if I can make them mature any faster. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spin the earth any faster so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just have to wait and see.â&#x20AC;? Diane Seymour

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etâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face it, head coach Diane seymour has forgotten more about volleyball than anyone can read, learn or memorize. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a testament to her as a former player â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one who played on one of the most prolific teams in UtA history â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and her dedication to come back as an assistant coach and now head coach. Her team is finally showing signs of improvement and the future looks to show a powerhouse team in the making. 1989 called, it wants a banner-buddy to hang with in texas Hall. seymour has this team poised for consecutive southland Conference championship runs for at least the next two years, maybe three. speaking with sophomore outside hitter Bianca sauls and seymour since sauls was injured, it seems as though sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll return in a quick manner and pick up right where she left off. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ease up on the reins just a bit. spotting the more experienced and equally â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if not more â&#x20AC;&#x201D; talented teams in the southland Conference five matches forces this young team to win out the rest of the year to have a viable shot at earning a playoff spot. If the team plays the way they did against

not redshirt sauls, or at least not texas state on saturday, anything is posannounce she will. sible. But if the team that played texas Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not too becoming to pubA&M-Corpus Christi shows up, we could licly admit defeat and call this seasee a lot more losses than anyone could son a wash. It may send the wrong have expected. message to the team, administraIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not advocating throwing in the tors and fans. plus, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the towel for this season, because stranger two seniors wanting to go out that things have happened, but pushing sauls way. back too quickly could do more harm Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tough decision to face as than good. a coach. But if this team continIn my opinion, this team is a year away, Stephen peterS ues down the road and piles on so put the medical redshirt on sauls as a couple more losses, the choice soon as possible. sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only played eight should become clear. matches, so if she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play many more seymour is fully aware and has her finger matches this season, she qualifies. It would allow her to fully rehab her quad/ on the pulse of this team. she knows how to hip injury and lower the risk of permanently motivate her players and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely this team re-injuring it. sauls can then come back next will simply roll over and die as the season winds year, still as a sophomore, along side then- down. But for rebuilding a young program, sauls, sophomores Amanda Aguilera, Alicia shaffer, tara Frantz, Emily shearin and Christy Driscoll. seymour and others could benefit most if the right precaution is taken. A new golden era in raegan Daniel will be back as a junior. that prospective lineup could instantly vault Mavericksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; volleyball is on the horizon. the team into the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elite for the next â&#x20AC;&#x201D; stephen peters is a journalism senior and couple years. a sports writer for the shorthorn But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also understandable for seymour to

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;As far as the team goes, we were all excited about it,â&#x20AC;? Wilkes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s who we continued from page 1A wanted for our coach.â&#x20AC;? Garner beat out Dan Ferreira, the second of two final candidates brought before the student Affairs committee and players. Ferreira, the head coach of the Chicago Wheelchair Bulls, played on Wisconsin-Whitewaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1999 national championship team. He could not be reached for comment at press time. Campus recreation director Doug Kuykendall said it was important to look at coaches nationally as well as within to get a greater pool of applicants. Kuykendall said he was pleased with both candidates and what they had to offer to the program, but Garnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diverse resume won out in the end. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done an outstanding job with the program since heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken over,â&#x20AC;? Kuykendall said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very happy to have the process over with. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready for things to get started.â&#x20AC;? Garner inherits a seven-time national championship program â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the most recent of which came in 2006 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and he looks to move forward in the coming month in preparing the team for another title run and continuing the plan heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put in place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kind of had it in the back of my mind that everything that I was putting in place was actually going to happen,â&#x20AC;? Garner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now we can keep moving forward.â&#x20AC;? the team opens the season with the first Jim Hayes Memorial tournament on Nov. 7 in the Maverick Activities Center. Stephen peterS sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Ahead of the Game

Political science professor Thomas Marshall discusses key points of John McCain and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns. The lecture was part of the Focus on Faculty lecture series.

Political science professor thinks Democrats have advantages in the election By AlAnnA Quillen Contributor to The Shorthorn

Uncertainty surrounds whoever will become the next U.S. President, but Thomas Marshall has developed a formula and has his own predictions — by his estimate, Barack Obama has the advantage. “This is a year when virtually everything helps the Democrats, and that ‘unbalanced environment’ hasn’t been so extreme since 1984,” Marshall said. The political science professor told students, faculty and local residents what he thought would influence the election’s outcome when he spoke Wednesday at the Central Library sixth floor. He wouldn’t make a specific prediction or endorsement but believed Obama has some advantages. As part of the Focus on Faculty speakers’ series, Marshall presented a nine-part checklist outlining advantages in the Democratic and Republi-

can party — starting with the economy, where Obama has the advantage, he said. Marshall said 69 percent of Americans think the economy is the most important problem, compared to 34 percent last summer. “The economy is a huge help to Democrats,” he said. “It’s the biggest single reason why they may win this election and win it by a fairly wide margin.” The Democratic Party has an advantage because President Bush’s low approval ratings cause most Americans to view the Republicans as part of the problem, he said. “I guess the ultimate conclusion is you can benefit from a lot of things and even if you’re not a very good sailor, when the wind is blowing in your direction, you’ll do fine,” he said. Concerning vice presidential candidates, Marshall said polls show people prefer Sarah Palin to Joe Biden, giving Republicans a modest advantage. “Americans want someone

who is like them that emphasizes the good parts of people,” Marshall said. He said John McCain has an advantage in experience, but Obama is the unusual candidate. Arlington resident Kennedy Peg, who lives near the university, said she enjoys attending lectures and presentations like Marshall’s. “His lecture was nonthreatening in a way that it was informative and pleasing,” she said. “I really enjoyed his humor.” Biology freshman Jose Reyes came to the presentation to further his interest in politics by listening to his professor. “His work is creative and elaborate,” he said. “It was skewed toward the Democratic society, but from a real-world perspective, I believe he’s right.” AlAnnA Quillen news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu The Shorthorn: Jacob Adkisson

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first committee meeting, it was decided that the Young Conservatives of Texas would host the second debate and University Democrats the last. Boren said he decided SC would host all three watch parties and try to involve the two groups throughout. He said this helped with keeping all watch parties unbiased. Rivas said he was under the impression that YCT was still hosting the second debate watch party, so his group wouldn’t be needed. Thus, UD did not come to that event. He said a few details slipped through the cracks as a result of so many events being planned. YCT did not show up for the last watch party. Unlike the two previous watch parties, there was no formal post-debate

discussion because of “logistical problems,” Boren said. The next big event for SC is early voting on campus Oct. 27-31. Wednesday night’s event was originally scheduled at the Central Library mall, but the rain pushed the event indoors. Around 25 students attended the first watch party and 55 attended the second. “I’m proud of the interest students have shown,” Boren said. As the debate wrapped up and students were leaving, debate moderator Bob Schieffer could be heard on TV saying parting words on what to do now that the last debate was over. “In the words of my mother, ‘Go vote now’,” he said. “It’ll make you feel big and strong.” JASon Boyd news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

environment

Sustainability focuses on academics, research The committee proposes a document to include more courses and degree plans. By SArAh lutz The Shorthorn staff

A 50-page “white paper” released to the President’s Sustainability Committee suggests establishing a center devoted to sustainability research and offering courses and degrees to propel the university’s sustainability agenda. Jeff Howard, President’s Sustainability Committee co-chair, said a white paper is a document proposing policy initiatives for an organization. The document released at Tuesday’s meeting covers what the university could and should be doing. “To me, the curriculum question is a biggie,” Howard said. “The white paper is exactly the right vehicle to open those ques-

tions.” Jim Grover, Curriculum, Research, and Community Engagement work group chair, said it’s important to establish a vision and a goal, which led to one of the principal recommendations of a center devoted to sustainability and environmental issues for teaching and research. “We think that that center should take advantage of our location in a large urban area to deal most directly with the sustainability and environmental issues that arise in urban context,” he said. “That’s a long-term goal we need to support with stronger degree programs and course work, enhanced scholarship research and creative activity related to sustainability.” The white paper also recommends undergraduate degree programs in environmental science and environmental studies along with environmental litera-

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Electrical engineering junior Binaya Shrestha shields his head with a newspaper during the rain Wednesday coming from the Central Library to Nedderman hall. Today’s weather forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies.

Fight Night last semester as a fraternity pledge. He set a goal to buy boxing gloves and start training. Hensley has trained for the past semester and feels confident he can win. “I am a very competitive person,” he said. “I’ve played football and baseball. Thinking you can win is half the battle. That bit of fear is good, because it gives you the killer instinct, but if you let it creep up you’re setting yourself up for failure.” Hensley trains four-five days a week for about an hour and a half. He jumps rope for 12 minutes, runs about 1-2 miles and lifts weights. He said people that lose rounds are usually the ones that run out of breath, and

cy requirements and more attention to sustainable engineering. Grover said the earth and environmental sciences department proposed an undergraduate degree program in 2006 but has been slowed by either the UT System or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. “Those of us who were involved in this have asked for updates from the Provost Office, because they’re the liaison point with the people off campus,” he said. “They’ve said ‘Well we’re not sure — we’ll get back to you,’ but that’s the answer we’ve gotten every time.” The university’s lack of a sustainability and environmental curriculum reflected in the low score received by the Princeton Review in August. The university received the lowest score possible — a 60 out of 99. “The Princeton Review heavily weights the academic side of

the university in conducting its score,” he said. “In its ranking it looks at the universities’ curricula to see if there’s a degree program in environmental studies or sustainability.” Stacy Alaimo, English associate professor and white paper contributor, said the work groups will now begin efforts to implement the ideas into the university. “We’ll need to meet with the administration about it and see what they think about the possibilities here and what priorities the administration would have,” she said. “My main sense is that we have some excellent faculty working in these areas and many expert students excited ... but we really need the university to move forward and put this together as a program.”

he wants to make sure he comes in first. “It’s all about cardio, keeping up my heart rate,” he said. “I enjoy lifting weights. It’s my down time.” Hensley noted that, even though he likes working out, boxing entails a lot more than athleticism. “There is not only that, but there is a technical side,” he said. “You need to be able to block. You need to be able to move, because if they hit you they’ll knock you out.” Most of his boxing-related training came from the university’s main leader Cirilio Ocampo. Ocampo has worked with Sigma Chi by training their boxers since 2000, when some members found he was Fort Worth Golden Gloves champion in 1990 and 1992. “I could have turned pro if I wanted to but I decided I was

too old,” Ocampo said. “I enjoy teaching. I just want to help the kids.” Ocampo said he believes in Hensley. “He has a lot of talent,” Ocampo said. “I just try to get him to his basics and move his feet and use his balance. He’s come a long way.” Ocampo also said that just boxing good enough won’t work because it is an individual sport, but Hensley has what it takes. Hensley said that even if he gets no monetary award for winning, the people coming out to support him will be his reward. “There’s going to be 2,500 people. If they are all cheering when you win, it’s pretty gratifying,” he said.

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ation. Costs are going down now due to the economic situation; the construction companies have less work,” he said. Costs may be falling now, but the situation is a little more complicated, said resident construction manager Dayle Pettus. “Because gas prices had increased so rapidly, material costs began to rise,” she said. “Under our contract, material costs are locked in at that higher level. Hopefully when we start bidding out the con-

struction of the remaining floors, we’ll be able to lock in those lower costs.” Carroll remains optimistic that the final project budget won’t require the additional $31 million. “I think that number was based on a worst case scenario from figures back in the summer,” he said. “We’re still hopeful that the building will come in close to the original budget.” Even if the Engineering Research Building does open with uncompleted shell space, Carroll said the empty space could provide opportunities for recruiting and faculty retention. “I really sort of envisioned

that the Engineering Research Building itself would be a recruiting and retention tool, but obviously if you have empty space, it allows faculty much more freedom to customize space to their needs,” he said. The university’s ERC comprises the $116 million Engineering Research Building, the third floor addition to the Engineering Lab Building and the pedestrian mall on Yates and West First streets. The Engineering Research Building is expected to open in 2011. JASon Joyce news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu


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