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Campus Notebook

Wednesday November 19, 2008

Today Special Collections â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Revisualizing Westward Expansion: Mondays 9 . NOV a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. and Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Saturday 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m., Central Library sixth floor. Free. For information, contact 817-272-3393 or spcoref@


Honors College Council General Body Meeting: noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m., 106 College Hall. For information, contact Cathy Pritchett at 817272-7215 or Black History Month Committee: noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1p.m., UC Pecos Room. For information, contact 817-272-2099 or multicultural_

GIS Day: 11 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m., Central Library sixth floor. Free. RSVP please. For information, contact Kevin Schuck at 817-2723313 or

Movie â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Slanted Screen â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Asian Men in Film & TV: noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m., UC Rosebud Theatre. For information, contact Multicultural Affairs at 817-272-2099 or

Habitat for Humanity: noon, University Center Pedernales Room. For information, e-mail

Ignaz Gorischek, V.P. Store Development, Neiman Marcus: noonâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m., 245E Business

Building. Free. For information, contact Dan Gossett at 817272-2322 or Free Indirect Thought in Language with Oral Traditions: 12:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2 p.m., 200 Trimble Hall. Free. For information, contact Colleen Fitzgerald at 817-2723133 or Seven Deadly Sins of Architecture: 4 p.m., 204 Architecture Building. For information, contact Robert RummelHudson at 817-272-2314 or International Film Festival featuring Another Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garden: 6:30 p.m., 100 Nedderman Hall. Free. For information, contact Lindsey Zaleski at 817-272-6107

Community Response to a Hostile Intruder: 12:05â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1:05 p.m., UC Guadalupe Room. Pizza and ice tea provided to the first 45 attendees.

or Maverick Speakers Series â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Doris Kearns Goodwin: 8 p.m., Texas Hall. Free, but tickets required. For information, contact Danny Woodward at 817-272-2562 or woodward@

Self-assembled Nanodevices and Nanosensors: 3:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4:45 p.m., 105 Nedderman Hall. Free. For information, contact Zeynep Celik-Butler. at 817-2721536 or

Thursday Video Seminar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pathways to EntreNOV. preneurship: 11:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m., 100 Nedderman Hall. Free pizza and drinks. For information, contact Karl Fultz at 817-272-1119 or kfultz@ uta.uta.

Global Grounds International Coffee Hour: 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m., UC Palo Duro Lounge. Free. For information, contact Julie Holmer at 817-272-2355 or


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Event to help students prep for job interviews Students can eat Chipotle, while learning tips for how to impress employers at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Backpacks to Briefcasesâ&#x20AC;? seminar noon to 1 p.m. in the University Center Concho Room. Career Services and the Student Alumni association will co-host the event to help prepare students for life beyond college. A Mattress Firm recruiter will give students tips on how to dress and what employers expect for interviews. RĂŠsumĂŠ templates will be given to students as a reference when creating their own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some students donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know that [Microsoft] word templates are the worst thing to use,â&#x20AC;? said Jasmine Stewart, student and alumni programs assistant director. The first 100 students will get burritos, but the event is open to anyone who wants information. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dustin Dangli

Sunny Scarborough, social work senior, on the English Department Creative Awards contest, which is taking submissions until Friday. See Page 1

Four-Day ForeCast

The Shorthorn: Stephanie Goddard

Painting freshman Judy Snyder studies while her son Tony surfs the internet Monday at the Central Library. Snyder manages a busy schedule between school, two part-time jobs and her two children, Tony and Brooke.

Finals and Family

Non-traditional students tackle work, school and family

Today Sunny High 74°F Low 48°F

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Thursday Sunny High 65°F Low 41°F

Friday Mostly sunny High 58°F Low 42°F

Saturday Mostly cloudy High 60°F Low 45°F â&#x20AC;&#x201D; National Weather Service at

poliCe report This is a part of the daily activity log produced by the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Police Department. To report a criminal incident on campus, call 817-272-3381.

An officer wrote an order for a repair Monday on the Santa Fe Building. A student reported his bike stolen Monday from Centennial Court apartments. A minor accident occurred Monday in Lot 49. A student reported that someone struck his vehicle while he was in class Monday in Lot 50. A student needed medical attention Monday at 501 Nedderman Dr.

a typical day for Judy Snyder begins hours before the break of dawn. accompanied by her children, she works part-time making hospital meal deliveries at 4 a.m. She then drops her two kids off at school, works at the architecture and Fine arts Library until noon, attends classes, picks her kids up, then heads home to cook, clean and watch half a movie with her children before getting them to bed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I take the children with me often to the Central Library to do my homework,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. The art freshman and single mother takes 15 hours of classes and works two part-time jobs to support her children, 13-year-old Brooke and 11-year-old Tony. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I relieve all my stress by thinking about winter break,â&#x20AC;? she said. On top of her busy schedule, Snyder also serves as president of NexT, Not EXactly Traditional students. Created in May 2007, the NexT program was founded by students raising children while attending college. The group offers programs and services to assist non-traditional students in finishing school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very hard for students who are working and raising a family to arrange their schedules,â&#x20AC;? NexT co-adviser John Macejak said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I deal with a lot of those students on a daily basis, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to me to be a resource to them.â&#x20AC;? Snyder,49, said she married soon after graduating from high school 30 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want me to go to college,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was

young and thought I was being a good wife, but we are no longer married.â&#x20AC;? Snyder said her toughest week in school was when her son fractured his ankle. an essay was due the next day, but instead of spending hours in front of a computer, she waited in the emergency room with her son and daughter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;all I could think was, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I wish I had brought my books to study,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was sleep deprived, and I felt defeated.â&#x20AC;? Public relations senior Lynda arnold also juggles a family, a job and classes throughout the day. a communications adviser and mother of three teenagers, the now part-time student arranges her classes around her familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schedule. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My family knows when finals are coming up that I need time to study,â&#x20AC;? arnold said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when they help cook dinner.â&#x20AC;? Like Snyder, arnold also experienced a hard day when children conflicted with classes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a final when my son was hit by hail during a bad storm,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The teacher was able to work with me in regards to my final.â&#x20AC;? Snyder and arnold both offer the same advice to other student parents about knowing the limits when it comes to handling stress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see a bright future if I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a degree,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my goal and at my age, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the thing I wake up for.â&#x20AC;? alaNNa QuilleN

Frat hosts talent show to bring in food for shelter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Showtime at the Apolloâ&#x20AC;? meets UTA at the Alphapollo 2008 at 7 tonight in the University Center Rosebud Theatre. The talent show is hosted by the UTA chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. By Tuesday afternoon, 14 individual and group acts, ranging from singing to dancing, signed up to showcase their talent, said Emeka Onuzo, information systems and biochemistry senior. The show is judged by audience applause for performance. There is no second or third place in this winner-takesall jackpot of $250. Onuzo said in 2004 a dance group won, and singing acts have won the last two years. Admission is $2 with any canned good, or $5 without. The canned foods are donated to Mission Arlington. Onuzo said there is a surprise after the show. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mark Bauer

CorreCtioNs Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brief, â&#x20AC;&#x153;McNair Scholars recruitment period extends to Nov. 25,â&#x20AC;? should have stated that the scholarship is also available to permanent residents and is open to all majors. Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Protesters rally for same-sex marriage,â&#x20AC;? the quote attributed to Tracy Nanthavongsa should have stated â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just need to take the word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;marriageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; out of it.â&#x20AC;? Nanthavongsa is Gay Straight Alliance webmaster and historian. The article should have stated GSA and HOMAGE share identical viewpoints on the opposition of Proposition 8. Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woman robbed at Centennial,â&#x20AC;? should have stated that the victim was a student.

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so that Others May live Sigma Lambda Beta Chi Alpha chapter teaches CPR in memory of brother By Bryan BastiBle The Shorthorn staff

A summer day at the beach in Puerto Rico about 16 years ago turned tragic when Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity member Victor Correa was pulled down by an undercurrent and drowned. Correa’s life could have been saved if someone had performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or “CPR.” In memory of Correa, Sigma Lambda Beta members throughout the country host Victor Correa CPR Awareness Day during the week of Nov. 20 because that was the day Correa joined Sigma Lambda Beta. The university chapter decided to host the event on Nov. 19 this year. Correa was a student at Stony Brook University when he died. For the Chi Alpha chapter at the university to take such initiative in their first year impressed Mary Peterson, Sigma Lambda Beta Inter-

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applicants don’t have to be already employed by the Fort Worth school district. After a rigorous selection process in three different application rounds — a portfolio submission, timed writing exercises and a panel interview — 15 candidates will start classes at the university’s Fort Worth Center in summer 2009. Upon completing 39 credit hours in 2010, candidates will receive a Master of Education with a princi-

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judges’ national recognition and quality spurred him to enter. Three of this year’s four judges have been selected including: Poetry judge Bryan Dietrich and creative nonfiction judges Porter Shreve and Bich Minh Nguyen. Kopchick said they are still looking for a short fiction judge. Half Price Books will bring Dietrich as a reader to the awards ceremony in March at the Half Price Books in

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national Fraternity Incorpo- or scared to do something about it. rated executive director. “Our program will tell “CPR is something that is universal. Heart attack or them the four easy steps to help them save a head injury. It life,” he said. doesn’t have to when and He said carbe swimming,” diac arrest is one she said. where of the leading A founding When: 11 a.m. to 2 causes of death fraternity memp.m. today in the United ber issued a proStates. Watchposal in 1993 to ing the video will reserve a day in Where: University show students Victor Correa’s Center mall how to be a valuname so Sigma able bystander if Lambda Beta the need arises. brothers can be Anyone can come to the prepared to save other lives. The schedule includes ac- event between classes or tivities where participants during lunch, said Oscar can take a quiz about CPR, Carrera, Sigma Lambda a table to explain how to get Beta fraternity brother. He said he believes there CPR certified and a video to teach the basics about CPR. will be a lot of students visitEveryone should learn ing the event. “I don’t think people are CPR because it’s an excellent skill, said Chris Dela- as informed as they should rosa, Sigma Lambda Beta be about it,” he said. “Maybe Xa chapter fraternity vice it’ll help save lives.” president. If someone needed CPR, Bryan BastiBle he said he believes a lot of people would be nervous

pal certification from UTA. “It’s truly a joint collaborative effort between the University of Texas at Arlington and the Fort Worth ISD,” Monge said. Funding for the program came from a $3.5 million federal grant, which covers one-third of the tuition and book costs for the 15 candidates. While similar programs exist nationally, the program is the first for the state, said Clint Bond, Fort Worth ISD external communications coordinator. “There are similar programs around the country in very large urban school

districts,” he said, like in Chicago, Boston and New York. After participants receive their degree, Bond said they will complete a year-long residency — modeled after a medical field residency — alongside school principals and school assistant principals on Fort Worth campuses. “There’s always a need for principals to understand how FWISD does its business — which is educating children,” he said.

Arlington. English department chair Wendy Faris said the event benefits students and the community and gives publicity to Half Price Books. “It recognizes that the creative writing program is alive and well, and it gives students an additional incentive,” she said. “Since it’s done at Half Price Books, it builds a bridge between UTArlington and the Arlington community, so that other people can see programs at UT-Arlington.” anna katzkOva

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“Oh my God,” shouted Matt Jones, Homecoming king candidate, as he dashed away from the crowd visibly shocked. Jones was the only male candidate to not make Homecoming Court. There were three spots and four candidates. The Homecoming king and queen will be announced Feb. 14 during Homecoming in Texas Hall. “It just came out of nowhere,” Jones said. He said he started campaigning a month ago and has been volunteering at events and functions, so he felt good about his chances. He said the loss wouldn’t change his extracurricular activity on campus, and he will run for Mr. UTA next semester. SC program director Kent Long won a spot on the court. Long was one of many who consoled Jones after his loss. Long said he feels good about his chances in February but right now he’s happy being one of three male court members. SC secretary Melanie Johnson, who gained candidacy for Homecoming queen, said she was worried before the results were revealed. “I didn’t want to be that one person who didn’t get it,” she said. She said she had stiff competition and doesn’t feel 100 percent she’ll win. “That whole week in February I’m going to be nervous,” she said. SC vice president Bess Alvarez said she was surprised about a few results but didn’t go into the election thinking she could predict anything. “You can never call an election,” she said. Business senator Aaron Resendez maintained his senator spot, getting the most votes in a category that would have no losers — there were the same number of candidates as empty spots.

The Shorthorn: Melinda Tillery

International student George Okonkwo checks the results of the Student Congress elections on Wednesday night in the University Center. Okonkwo won one of the two nursing senator spots for next semester.

student GOvernance fall 2008 electiOn winners

Business senator Jamilah James Brandon Henslee Thanh Tran Aaron Resendez

Homecoming king finalists Mike Diab Tim Brown Kent Long

Engineering senator Brandon Pugh

Homecoming queen finalists Tobi Adeyemi Melanie Johnson Linda Nguyen Ambassador Elshaddai Tesfaye Jennifer Lopez Keke Onwumere May Usman Randall Upshaw Miriam Zehaie Ivy Fisher Quinton Moss Edrica Boswell Toni Alvarez

Liberal Arts senator Melanie Johnson Eleanor Khonje Kelsey Huddleston Annie Liu Edrica Boswell Devin Compton Kent Long Jai Malano-Ayers Nursing senator George Okonkwo Caitlin Wright

Architecture senator Karen Silva Jorge Trevino

Science senator Laina Bridges Joel Palacios Kara Perkins Social Work senator Ashley Douglas

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Honors senator Eric Fojtasek

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tough choices over the years that have earned Texas the economic strength it enjoys today, and we must continue to follow these principles if we hope to weather these storms.” UT-Arlington, like other state agencies, has agreed to find ways to minimize travel expenses. In his reply to the governor’s request, President James Spaniolo wrote that the university would limit taxpayer-funded travel to “essential activities that support the academic mission”

of the university. “I want to assure you that The University of Texas at Arlington takes seriously its fiduciary role,” Spaniolo said in his letter to the governor. “We will be reviewing expenditures, including travel expenditures, at the highest levels of administration and will make adjustments as necessary to curtail costs.” He said the university will attempt to make use of videoconferencing in place of traveling to meetings when possible. Cost-saving efforts at the university aren’t limited to trimming travel budgets. Through energy initiatives and teaming with other UT in-

stitutions to purchase electricity and natural gas, the university eventually expects a savings of more than $3 million a year, according to Spaniolo’s letter. To date, most responses received by the governor’s office have been supportive of the measure, said a spokesperson with the governor’s press office. “The letters we’ve received generally acknowledge that agencies will look for way to cut discretionary travel,” the spokesperson said. “Travel is really the easiest area for most agencies to cut.” JasOn JOyce

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Broadcast journalism junior Evan Yancey takes on undeclared freshman Justin Tran in a Sumo match during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Survived a Japanese Game Showâ&#x20AC;? event Tuesday at the Maverick Activities Center.

Oversized Sumo suits collide in a ring enclosed by cheering students. The first annual Asian Heritage Monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last event, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I survived A Japanese Game Show,â&#x20AC;? was held Tuesday at the Maverick Activities Center. Students on the Multicultural Affairs committee decided to have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;big social eventâ&#x20AC;? for the finale, said Leticia Martinez, Multicultural Affairs director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are really proud how Asian Heritage Month came together. This is the first time at UTA and hope students had a great time,â&#x20AC;? said Martinez. The event comprised Sumo wrestling, an inflatable obstacle course and a relay race. Twelve teams composed of four members earned points by participating in each game. Each team paid $20 for the registration fee and all proceeds go to Refugee Services of Texas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a lot of fun with the Sumo wrestling. It was definitely interesting having such a heavy weight on you,â&#x20AC;? nursing junior Courtney Teng said. The winners of the game show won gold, silver and bronze medals.

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JACOB ADkISSON Architecture junior Thai Bui, left, and architecture freshman Nahom Rezeme tread through the obstacle course.

From left, biology senior Lauren Vasck, biology junior Truc Tran, nursing junior Courtney Teng and nursing freshman Jessica Kirk pass through a hula-hoop during the relay race.

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McALLEN, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s federal detention centers. The indictment criticizes Cheneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and â&#x20AC;&#x153;at least misdemeanor assaultsâ&#x20AC;? on detainees by working through the prison companies.

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CAPe CANAVerAl, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A spacewalking astronaut accidentally let go of her tool bag Tuesday after a grease gun inside it exploded and helplessly watched as the tote and everything inside floated away. it was one of the largest items ever to be lost by a spacewalker,

and occurred during an unprecedented attempt to clean and lube a gummed-up joint on a solar panel. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper was just starting to work on the joint when the mishap occurred. She said her grease gun exploded, getting the dark gray stuff all over a camera and her gloves.

While wiping off herself, the white, backpack-size bag slipped out of her grip, and she lost all her other tools. â&#x20AC;&#x153;oh, great,â&#x20AC;? she mumbled. Stefanyshyn-Piper was carrying out the spacewalk with Stephen Bowen. He had his own tool bag with another grease gun, putty knife and oven-like terry cloth

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Tanker capture raises alarm over piracy CAIRO, Egypt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; It seems inconceivable: Somali pirates in speedboats foil warships from the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most powerful navies to prey on shipping lanes crucial to the oil supply. How do they do it? Basically, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big ocean, and no one wants to be top cop.

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ted a screw floating by, but were too far away to catch it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;i have no idea where it came from,â&#x20AC;? Stefanyshyn-Piper told Mission Control. Mission Control said the screw was not considered a serious hazard, but did not immediately elaborate on the missing tool bag. Flight controllers were tracking its location in orbit.


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KABUL, Afghanistan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; U.S. troops in Afghanistan launched a barrage of artillery at insurgents attacking their position from inside Pakistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volatile tribal region, in a cross-border strike coordinated with Pakistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military, U.S. and NATO officials said Tuesday. The strike less than a mile inside Pakistan came after the militants fired rockets at a U.S. position in Afghanistan. Al-Qaida and Taliban militants have long found refuge in the border region, where they launch attacks on U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operation highlights growing cooperation between Afghan, Pakistani and U.S. officers, military officials said.

mitts to wipe away metal grit from a clogged joint at the space station. Mission Control agreed the spacewalk would continue as planned, and that the two astronauts would share tools. Flight controllers were assessing the impact the lost bag would have on the next three planned spacewalks. earlier, the spacewalkers spot-

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Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, left, accompanied by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday before the House Financial Services Committee.

WASHiNGToN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Faced with exasperated lawmakers upset by shifts in bailout strategy, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson launched a spirited defense Tuesday of his handling of the $700 billion program and expressed fresh reservations about tapping the pool for mortgage guarantees to relieve skyrocketing home foreclosures. Members of the House Financial Services Committee grilled Paulson for not doing enough to help distressed homeowners and for failing to force banks that get some of the bailout money to specifically use it to bolster lending to customers, one of the prime reasons behind the rescue package. â&#x20AC;&#x153;it is essentialâ&#x20AC;? that some of the bailout money be used to ease foreclosures, said the panelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chairman, rep. Barney Frank, d-Mass., a key player in shaping the package that Congress passed and President

George W. Bush signed into law oct. 3. Amid fits and starts in the administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rollout and direction of the program, â&#x20AC;&#x153;i have to say at this point that public confidence in what we have done so far is lower than anybody would want it to be, to the point where it could be an obstacle to further steps,â&#x20AC;? Frank lamented. in a break with the administration, Federal deposit insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair, made a fresh pitch for using $24 billion of the bailout pool to help Americans at risk of losing their homes. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is urging Paulson to support the FdiC plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As foreclosures escalate, we are clearly falling behind the curve,â&#x20AC;? Bair warned the panel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Much more aggressive intervention is needed if we are to curb the damage to our neighborhoods and broader economic health.â&#x20AC;?

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DR. RUTH Q: Sometimes during intercourse with my partner, I feel what seems to be a "knob" inside her that, when the tip of my penis hits it, is very uncomfortable for both of us. When this "knob" shows up, I have to position my penis carefully in order not to hit it. What can this be? Is it something that just shows up because her period is near?

Q: My girlfriend and I want to make love, and have tried several times. Our problem is that she just can't seem to take the pain. I'm not uncommonly large. She says it hurts if I try to finger her also, so it can't be the size. Do you have any suggestions on what we could try?

A: There are two possible causes. Dr. Ruth One is that she isn't sufficiently excited and A: I have no idea Send your what it could be, but I questions to Dr. so is not producing do know it's not sup- Ruth Westheimer enough natural lubricaKing tion. So, the first thing posed to be there, so c/o Features my advice -- no, my Syndicate, 235 E. you should try is using an artificial lubricant. strong advice -- to you 45th St., New If you're using conis to have her go to see York, NY 10017 doms for birth control, her gynecologist as soon as possible. Hopefully it's make sure it is a water-based nothing, but if there's some- lubricant. If that doesn't work, thing growing in her vagina then she may be subconsciousthat's not supposed to be there, ly tensing her vaginal muscles. she shouldn't delay in finding Trying to get her to relax them out what it is even one more might help, but if she can't accomplish this on her own, she day. should go to see a gynecologist.

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