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Confusion over a holding reservoir at the gas well site at Division and Davis streets has caused concern among surrounding neighbors about possible health risks. The worry stemmed from an e-mail sent by Arlington resident Kim Feil to city officials expressing concerns to the university about her family’s exposure

to contaminants in the reservoir. “Natural gas drilling company created a lined reservoir to hold contaminated water at Davis and Division streets,” she wrote. “ In the holding process, evaporation is taking place, and toxins may be in our air.” Darren Groth, a planner with the Arlington Community Development & Planning department, said concerns about the holding pond have no merit. “That water in the holding reservoir is just water out of a


fire hydrant that Chesapeake purchased for the fracking process,” he said. “It’s just regular, potable water.” Chesapeake Energ y spokeswoman Jerri Robbins also said the concerns are unfounded. “That pond only contains clean water,” she said. “We’d never pump reclaimed material back into it. It’s illegal, for one thing.” She also said Chesapeake has only recently started the fracking process on the well. The storage tanks at the site GAS continues on page 3

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tion and look, along with its research potential and whether it reflects the university’s spirit. Participants can check off the options they think should be implemented and add their own comments. Digital Library Services received about 100 responses since the survey started

last week. Karen Horsfall, Digital Library Services coordinator, said the feedback rate is good, but more responses are needed. “Until we know what the people want, it’s hard to say what will change,” she said. Users have indicated that they would like a personal space on the site and the ability to bookmark pages, Horsfall said. “We’ll focus on content,

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Campus Notebook

Friday November 21, 2008

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


International Crime: An Introduction to the MS-13 Street Gang: noon, Central Library sixth floor. Free. For information, contact Lindsey Zaleski at 817-272-6107 or International Spouses Club: 1:30-3 p.m., Swift Center.

Free. For information, contact Julie Holmer at 817-272-2355 or Monolithic Aerogels of +2 Transition Metals: 2:30-3:30 p.m., 114 Chemistry Research Building. Free. For information, call 817-272-3171. Planetarium Shows: 7 and 8 p.m., Chemistry and Physics Building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seven Wondersâ&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m., â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock Hall of Fameâ&#x20AC;? at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni and $2 for students. For information, call Marc Rouleau at 817-272-0123 or planetarium@

University of Illinois Faculty Brass Quintet Concert: 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall. Free. For information, contact 817272-3471 or

SaTurday Holiday Extravaganza: 10 a.m.-noon, UniNOV. versity Center Palo Duro Lounge. Free. For information, contact Jennifer Dawn Fox at 817272-2293 or jenniferdfox@


Planetarium Shows: Chemistry and Physics Building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;TimeSpaceâ&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m., â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seven Wondersâ&#x20AC;? at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4

for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni and $2 for UTA students. For information, contact Marc Rouleau at 817-272-0123 or UTA Wind Symphony and Jazz Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 the general public and $3 for students and seniors. For information, contact Douglas Stotter at 817-2722533 or

Sunday Planetarium Shows: Chemistry and Physics Building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;TimeSpaceâ&#x20AC;? at



1 p.m., â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seven Wondersâ&#x20AC;? at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni and $2 for students. For information, contact Marc Rouleau at 817-272-0123 or

Monday EXCEL Campus Activities General Body Meeting: 2-3 p.m., UC Student Congress Chambers. For information, contact Maggie Garza at 817-272-6052 or



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

The ShorThorn


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we recommend that â&#x20AC;Ś if there is ever an active shooter situation on campus, just close the door, lock it, barricade it, turn off the lights and then get out of sight and look for any type of cover or concealment.â&#x20AC;? Rick Gomez, Assistant Police Chief on how students should react in the event of a school shooting. See Page 1

two-Day foreCast

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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 was dispatched to the Registrarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office for a student causing a disturbance Wednesday. A student reported his bicycle stolen Wednesday from the UTA Bookstore. A nonstudent was issued a criminal trespass warning for the entire campus Wednesday at Centennial Court apartments. An officer investigated a theft Thursday at 600 Center St.

Being a Quitter

Campus briefs

Student Art Association hosts art sale fundraiser

Students participate and learn how curbing smoking habits are helpful

The Student Art Association is holding an art sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at Gallery West in the Studio Art Center, 810 S. Davis St. Fine Arts senior Kate Stipp said the event happens every semester, and though nonart students may enter a piece, the work is primarily from art students. Stipp said 20 percent of the profits will go to the Student Art Association, the other 80 percent going to the artists. Stipp said students will bring in work throughout the week, and estimates between 100 and 150 pieces, ranging in value from $10 to $300, during the three days. She said work ranges from paintings and prints to sculptures and glass work. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sarah Lutz

by mark bauer

Arlington Holiday Lights Parade held Dec. 6

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret â&#x20AC;&#x201D; smoking and good health arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t on the same plane. But Campus Recreation played its part yesterday by asking smokers to kick the habit and participate in the Great american Smokeout â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a national event that challenges smokers to smoke less throughout the day or quit altogether. The message from the Surgeon Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office states on most tobacco products: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and may complicate Pregnancy.â&#x20AC;? In 2006, 21 percent of individuals over 18 identified themselves as smokers, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite warnings, many students, like Spanish senior Jona Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, continue lighting up. She said she is trying to quit after picking up the habit four years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nasty,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to look 50 when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 25.â&#x20AC;? Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien originally started smoking when her then-boyfriend smoked two packs a day. She said she just picked it up. She has since tried quitting â&#x20AC;&#x201D; once with the patch and once with gum. Neither worked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to stop on my own,â&#x20AC;? she said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that personal commitment that Health Services physician Rodger Mitchell said helps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably not going to,â&#x20AC;? he said. If hurting oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough reason to quit, perhaps the chance of missing out on a job or the fact that it is increasingly unacceptable in public circles, will help make the final decision. Mitchell said if a potential employer discovers that an applicant smokes, the applicant might get overlooked. He said they can be cited as an insurance risk. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It hurts your chances of getting a job,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In terms of your economic success in the job world, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a negative in most cases.â&#x20AC;? Campus Recreation hosted the event as a support system for the second year in a row. Fitness assistant director Kala Markovich said they had a pretty good flow of participants in the

The Downtown Arlington Parade Committee presents the Annual Star-Telegramâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday Lights Parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 6. Festivities include a parade, tree-lighting ceremony, marching units, holiday music, floats antique cars, riding units and a visit from and pictures with Santa Clause. Preceding the parade, there will be additional entertainment at 4 p.m. at the Levitt Pavilion. The parade will go 6-9 p.m., when there will be a tree-lighting ceremony and pictures with Santa Clause. The tree lighting will be located in front of City Hall, and pictures with Santa Clause will be at the pavilion. The parade starts at the corner of Main and Center streets, travels west on Main Street, south on West Street, east on Abram Street and ends at the corner of Abram and Mesquite streets. Handicap parking is available in the parking lot behind Worthington National Bank. Lauren Tatum, Downtown Arlington Parade Committee co-chair, said association member Frances Foster began the first Arlington Christmas Parade in 2002 with the help of members of the Fourth of July Parade Association and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

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Interdisciplinary Studies senior Robby Aranguren jumps at the Great American Smokeout relay race Thursday night in the Maverick Activities Center. The event encourages students to make a pledge not to smoke.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;obstacle course of quitting.â&#x20AC;? University biological curator Carl Franklin said he participated last year and said he returned to beat his previous record. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool sort of just seeing what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to do,â&#x20AC;? he said about his older age. although he said he likes tobacco, he said his choice came down to that he liked breathing better. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have an active lifestyle,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really fit in with it.â&#x20AC;? He broke his previous record of 56 seconds on the obstacle course by 11 seconds. He attributes his new record to not smoking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The old man got the record,â&#x20AC;? he said. mark bauer

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Come all Ye Faculty, Staff Freshmen Leaders on Campus plan 18 holiday activities for the kids By Dustin Dangli Contributor to The Shorthorn

The University Center’s Palo Duro Lounge will be filled with “ho ho ho’s” Saturday when Saint Nick visits — only Saint Nick will be Greek Life and University Events director Seth Ressl’s father. Bob Ressl’s appearance as Santa Claus has been a part of Freshmen Leaders on Campus’s Holiday Extravaganza for seven years, said Amanda Gonzalez, FLOC Community Service committee co-chair. Children will take pictures with Santa and place them in handmade picture frames they created that morning. FLOC plans to treat the children to many events and activities including letters to Santa, Thanksgiving cookie decorating, face painting and more. With 18 total festivities, FLOC attempts to keep the event nondenominational, aside from the Santa Claus ap-

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are empty, so contamination from chemicals in the reclaimed water isn’t possible. Renee Salzman, a Magnolia Street resident, said she believes that either

pearance, FLOC adviser Bess Alvarez said. “We’re trying to keep a holiday base — snowmen, penguins — just holiday things,” Gonzalez said. The activities have a Thanksgiving and winter motif and music will play in the background. While most of it will be celebration music, the last 30 minutes will feature a number of dance songs, including the chicken dance to encourage children activity, FLOC Adviser Jennifer Fox said. Rather than focus on students, FLOC gears this event toward building a community between faculty and staff. “This shows our professors that they’re not just our teachers,” FLOC member Emma Whinnery said. “It shows that we care.” Whinnery said the one activity she’s most excited about is making candy cane mice. “I made them and it was my

the drilling or exhaust from truck traffic at the site has contributed to her and her family’s recent health problems. “I find that after I’m outside for an hour, I have a horrendous headache,” she said. “Most people don’t think much of a headache, but I don’t get them. When I’m not around the reservoir, I don’t have them.”

when anD where When: Holiday Extravaganza at 10 a.m. Where: University Center Palo Duro Lounge

favorite in elementary school,” she said. “Hopefully it’ll be their favorite too.” Students must bring a child or young relative to the event in order to participate, Gonzalez said. “This event was one of my favorites last year, and I’m hoping that we can make it just as successful this year,” Fox said. “The faculty and staff really look forward to this event, and it’s really a great way for the FLOCers to show how great this organization is and that we do care about our campus and our community.” Dustin Dangli

Whether the site presents a risk is only part of the problem — lack of city planning is the bigger issue, Salzman said. “The city has put the cart before the horse with urban drilling,” she said. “They didn’t take the time to put regulations in place. They just signed off on the leases.” Jason Joyce

“That water in the holding reservoir is just water out of a fire hydrant that Chesapeake purchased for the fracking process. It’s just regular, potable water.” Darren groth,

planner with the Arlington Community Development & Planning department

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sitting anD surfing Aerospace engineering freshman Ronak Patel reads comics online while waiting for his English group to arrive for a class project Thursday at the Central Library.

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it was time to look at it and see what works and what doesn’t work,” Horsfall said. Web specialist Candy McCormick created the survey’s advertising. She said her approach was, “What do you want your library Web site to be?” Student input is vital because students utilize the site the most, she said. Marketing junior David Stark, who works in the library basement and helps students with Web problems, said the Web site navigation seems complicated. “There are a lot of people who come down here and ask us how to use it,” he said. He said the site shouldn’t

be changed entirely but needs improvements. Survey participants can sign up for an e-mail list to help the library with future user tests, which will add them to a prize drawing. Results will be analyzed in December and January and prioritized for spring. Survey organizers will set up a table in the Central Library foyer next to Java City the week after Thanksgiving. They chose to have the survey online to reach a larger audience, Horsfall said. “We have a wide range of customers, so we can’t depend on just people coming through our doors,” she said. Survey can be found at anna KatzKova

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chapter key proudly on display, student awareness of Chi Epsilon will increase and thereby an increase in academic levels will be realized.” The Chapter Key’s base was created to try and look similar to the Tau Beta Pi monument’s base, said Andrew Kruzic, Chi Epsilon faculty adviser. “I think it was a nice way to place a key,” he said. There was some thought on how other societies could have symbols arranged in the semi-circle, he said. “That area with the semicircle was ideal in terms of having additional honor societies,” he said. Bryan BastiBle




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Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services to order staff to look up the records, Inspector General Tom Charles said. “All these searches were done in the midst of a national political campaign,” the report said. “But we did not find any evidence that shows the data was

accessed or information released in response to media requests in an effort to support any political activity or agenda.” Gov. Ted Strickland suspended the agency director, Helen Jones-Kelley, for a month without pay after reviewing the findings. He rejected a request to

fire her. Earlier this month, Strickland placed Jones-Kelley on paid leave over separate allegations that a state computer or e-mail account was used to assist in political fundraising for Democrat Barack Obama’s campaign.


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DALLAS — Retired Dallas police detective Jim Leavelle still gets letters from strangers because of that 1963 photo of him standing next to Lee Harvey Oswald. You know — THAT photo. “Most just want autographs,” Leavelle said. “One asked what affect the Kennedy assassination had on my life. The usual.” As the nation marks the 45th anniversary Saturday of the Kennedy assassination, the 88-yearold Leavelle remains one of the investigation’s most famous figures. Standing out in his tan

suit and matching Resistol cowboy hat on Nov. 24, 1963, Leavelle was handcuffed to Oswald when Jack Ruby fired his .38-caliber pistol in an attack immortalized in the famous photo from the basement of Dallas police headquarters. Leavelle leans back, his eyebrows furrowed and face stunned. Oswald grimaces. To the right, Ruby leans in and is still pointing his gun at Kennedy’s assassin. The photo made Leavelle’s face known worldwide, and began a lifetime of explaining how he ended up handcuffed to Oswald more times than he can count.

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Retired Dallas Police Department Detective Jim Leavelle poses in the former book depository building, now known as The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Wednesday. Lee Harvey Oswald fired the fatal shots that killed President John F. Kennedy, in Dallas November 22, 1963, from the building.

“How many hairs are on a dog’s back?” Leavelle said this week after another retelling at The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas. The story begins the same each time: Leavelle didn’t even have an assignment when Kennedy’s motorcade came through Dallas. But once word reached

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police headquarters that Kennedy had been shot, Leavelle made his way to the Texas School Book Depository to collect statements. He wasn’t there long before hearing on a police radio that an officer had been shot in the nearby neighborhood of Oak Cliff. The detective volun-

Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of President John F. Kennedy, reacts as Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby, foreground, shoots at him from point blank range in a corridor of Dallas police headquarters, Nov. 24, 1963. At left is Detective Jim Leavelle.

teered immediately to investigate. The death of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit — who Oswald shot after fleeing downtown following the assassination — later put Oswald in an interrogation room with Leavelle. The two didn’t get much time together. At least not until two days later, when Leavelle escorted Oswald out of Dallas police headquarters to be taken to the county jail.


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“We choose to pay it this way.” Ward said the $64,945 has stayed the same for several years and that the private allocation has gone up to pay the total salary. “This is our choice and could just as easily be the reverse,” he said. Ward said the UT System tells him how much the president will make, and Ward chooses how to allocate funds. Therefore, Lewis said, tuition changes don’t drive presidential salaries. A Nov. 19 Dallas Morning News article made comparisons, with a headline stating, “As college costs grow, so do leaders’ paychecks.”

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ranking UTA President James Spaniolo $405,100 National median $427,400 At UTA: Average professor $97,600 Associate professor $71,500 Instructor $69,200 National: Average baccalaureate institution professor $80,408 Associate professor $65,431 Instructor $47,699 Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

tion arose on campus, she would be right there at the door. “I learned a lot. I liked the way they invited the employees to come listen to them and show them how to help themselves,” she said. “But I’m still scared at the weight room. They need to put another door in there so I can get out.” Sarah Lutz

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the meantime, lives were taken. People were being killed and outraged as to why the police reacted the way they reacted because kids were being killed — well that’s the way we were trained,” he said. “But since Columbine, that changed the way we respond to active shooters from that point-on.” University housekeeper Crystal Gilbert said she came to the presentation because if the situa-

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— the first team’s goal is to only take out the shooter. He said people should show their hands and not run toward law enforcement officers. He said to remember as many details as possible. Gomez said the second team would pull people out of the building and treat the injured. “Prior to Columbine, police were trying to set up a perimeter and wait for SWAT, but in

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University Police Sgt. John King defined a hostile intruder as a suspect or assailant whose activities immediately cause death and serious injury. He suggested using a textbook for body armor. King said the presentation would prepare viewers for a situation like those at Virginia Tech in 2007, Columbine in 1999 or the UT-Austin Tower in 1966. King said police would likely come in two teams

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In comparison, University of North Texas President Gretchen Bataille makes $532,634, Texas Tech University President Jon Whitmore makes $467,166 and UT-Austin President William Powers Jr. makes $676,912. Former UT System Chancellor Mark Yudof made $786,045 before he resigned in June, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education survey. “In the past, when UT presidents had car allowances and housing allowances, those items had to be paid from local sources,” Ward said. “When those were eliminated, we chose to alter the local piece of [Spaniolo’s] funding when his salary changed.” Ward said revenue from Carrizo Oil and Gas drilling into the Barnett Shale will be

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SportS talk “there are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. there is no such thing as life in-between.”

that’ll come up and say that they come to the games. It the men’s basketball gives you a little more moteam improved to 2-0 for tivation to do good. TS: Have you ever seen or just the third time in 15 seasons, but for the sec- taken a shot that you didn’t ond consecutive season. Al- think you could make? RG: Nah. I think I can though his scoring numbers are down to start the year, make every shot I take. TS: Favorite video game junior sharpshooter rogér growing up? Guignard is a RG: Madkey component den to the Mavs’ GettiNG tHe factS Live.and NBA success this — Set a school record TS: Who’s year and was with 99 3-pointers last been the biglast year too. year gest inspiraGuignard, — Has average 11.9 tion to you prior to the points per game at UTA throughout texas Wesleyan your life? — A career 74 percent game, sat down RG: My free-throw shooter. with the shortmom, because — Scored 47 points durhorn to talk she’s been ing the SLC tournament about video there all my last year games, inspiralife. tions and initial TS: First thoughts about t h o u g h t s playing at texas when you were being reHall. cruited and they said you’d The Shorthorn: Talk play your home games on a about your life outside of stage? RG: I didn’t know what school and basketball. Rogér Guignard: I just to think. I was like, ‘How is chill with my cousins or go that possible?’ then, when home on weekends when I came and saw it, I was like, ‘oK.’ I can. When TS: Were you we’re not in shocked more coMiNG up season I try to when they told see my family Saturday you or more as much as I At Eastern Washington when you saw can. Time: 9:05 p.m. it? TS: What’s RG: When I Place: Cheney, Wash tougher, being saw it. a student or TS: A place being an athyou’d love to lete? travel to that RG: probably a student. I’ve been an athlete all my you haven’t been? RG: A few, probably life, it kinda comes natural. You got to work to be a like the Bahamas … puerto rico. student. TS: If you didn’t play TS: If your iPod could only play one song over and basketball, what would you be doing instead? over, what would it be? RG: I would try to get RG: “say Yes Girl” [by into business, something Lil’ Corey]. TS: What is celebrity life like that. Invest in stuff. like now on campus after getting to the NCAA’s? StepHeN peterS RG: It’s cool. I like it. there’s a lot more people By StepHeN peterS The Shorthorn staff

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Mavericks sign recruit from Louisville, Ky. Head men’s basketball coach Scott Cross announced the signing of a top recruit out of Kentucky on Thursday. Jordan Reeves, a 6-foot-10-inch senior from Louisville, Ky., signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Mavericks for the 2009-2010 season. After averaging 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots a game during his junior season, the Rick Bolus Recruiting Service named Reeves its top sleeper in the state of Kentucky. — Justin Rains


Mavericks snag eight recruits for ’09-’10 The baseball team announced its early signing class for the 2009-2010 on Thursday, with eight recruits pledging to come play for the Mavericks with National Letters of Intent. Among the eight were two Arlington products, both from Martin High School. Brian Nephew, who may play either infield or outfield, finished the 2008 collegiate season with six home runs and 35 RBIs for the McLennan Community College Highlanders in Waco. Catcher Daniel Garcia, who will finish his career at Martin this season, hit .444 for the Warriors during his junior season. His performance earned him All-District honors as well as the Defensive Player of the Year award. Overall, the Mavs signed six players with infield experience, three players with outfield experience, one catcher and one left-handed pitcher.

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Antoinette Thompson (left) of TCU blocks the lane of Maverick junior guard Meghan Nelson during the Mavericks’ 70-45 loss to TCU on Thursday at Daniel Meyer Coliseum in Fort Worth. The Mavericks’ next competition will be Sunday against Texas Tech in Lubbock.

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the women’s basketball team failed to win back-toback games against Metroplex foes, falling to texas Christian 70-45 thursday night. After a back and forth first half, the Mavericks let up in the second, allowing the Frogs (3-0) to turn a close game into a blowout. “I’m not happy with our performance,” head coach samantha Morrow said. “I know we’re a lot better than that.” At the end of a hard fought first half by both teams, the Mavericks (1-1) trailed the Horned Frogs 29-21. Neither team shot well from the field in the half, with the Mavericks shooting 25.7 percent to the Horned Frogs 24.3 percent. the Mavs played a very good defensive game in the first half and kept the game within reach, Morrow said. “We played hard for about 30 minutes,” she said. “After the girls realized we were going to lose, they let up a little bit.” senior forward Erin Dixon led the Mavericks with her second double-double of the

season, scoring 13 points and was horrendous,” Morrow said. “We shot 20-something pulling in 11 rebounds. Also in double figures percent. that’s ridiculous, was senior forward Candice we’re a better shooting team Champion, scoring 12 points then that.” the Mavs only sent eight and grabbing 13 rebounds. Champion said she wasn’t players into the game, while able to find her groove until the Horned Frogs used 12 later on in the game due to players. Morrow said the lack of depth played a role in the tough tCU pressure. “they switched up their loss. UtA started the game defense,” she said. “they knew from the get-go they weren’t with a lot of excitement going going to be able to play us against a good team like tCU, who defeated then-No. 3 man to man.” Champion finished the Maryland by 12 early in the game perfect from the free- season. “We were really excited throw line, making all eight of to get out there her attempts. and play against tCU started a team like tCU,” the second half coMiNG up Dixon said. on a 6-0 run — Sunday Morrow said after ending the at Texas Tech the Mavs are prefirst half on a Time: 2 p.m. paring for consimilar 12-0 run ference games by — forcing MorPlace: Lubbock playing against row to call her ‘tough teams’ like first time out of texas Christian. the half. the Champion and Dixon both Horned Frogs continued to build on their lead from the agreed that the team has a lot first half and there was no to work on but know what the team is capable of. looking back. “We need to say focused on the Mavericks had a hard time all night driving the lane what our main goal is,” Dixon against a bigger tCU team. said. the Mavericks travel to the Mavs found themselves shooting beyond the arc 21 Lubbock this weekend to play times, and only three of those against the texas tech red raiders. tip-off is sunday at shots fell through. the Mavs shot 24.1 per- 2:30 p.m. cent from the field for the overall game, while tCU shot BeN HauSS 33.8 percent. “our shooting percentage

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