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Kristin Sullivan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Arlington bureau manager, was selected as the university’s new media relations assistant vice president Wednesday. Sullivan will fill the position left by former Public Affairs director Bob Wright, who resigned April 30. The job title recently changed to Media Relations assistant vice president. “She has 20 years of experience, she absolutely loves UTA, and coming from the Arlington StarTelegram, she has a unique perspective of the university,” said Jerry Lewis, university communications vice president. Sullivan said that, while she’ll miss colleagues at the Star-Telegram, the position at the university interested her because of changes Kristin Sullivan, being undertaken. “This opportunity is re- New media ally interesting,” Sullivan relations assistant said. “UTA is growing, and vice president I believe President Spaniolo is elevating the university to higher levels in terms of research and education.” After Wright left to take a position at the University of Houston, Lewis postponed the re:FDDLE@:8K@FE placement search and used the departure as an opportunity to become better acquainted with his

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Whether it’s the green, pink or red one, some students have their own favorite Power Ranger. Sarah Morgan found her inspiration through the villain Finster on the TV show — the henchman who molded monsters out of clay. Several years later, those monsters from the “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” are still a part of the ceramics senior’s life, as she,

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Special Collections — Revisualizing Westward Expansion: Mondays 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 spcoref@uta. edu. Art Exhibition — Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition: 10 a.m.5 p.m., The Gallery at UTA. Free. For information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or Global Grounds International Coffee Hour: 4-5:30 p.m., University Center Palo Duro Lounge. Free. For information, contact Julie Holmer at 817-2722355 or

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Thursday December 4, 2008

Residence Hall Association Meeting: 4:30-5:30 p.m., UC Student Congress Chambers. Free.

For information, contact Erica Weaver at Theatre Arlington presents “Fruitcakes”: 7:30 p.m., 305 W. Main St. For more information or to buy tickets, call the Theatre Arlington box office at 817-275-7661 or online at www.

Friday Last Day of Classes Education — Are there any questions?: 10:30 a.m.-noon, 100 Nedderman Hall. Free. For information, contact Sajal Das at 817-272-7405 or das@ International Spouses Club:

1:30-3 p.m., Swift Center. Free. For information, contact Julie Holmer at 817272-2355 or jholmer@uta. edu. OPT Seminar: 2-3 p.m., Swift Center. Free. For information, contact Satu Birch at 817-2722355. Nanoparticle Based Surface Energy Transfer Probe: 2:303:30 p.m., 114 Chemistry Research Building. Free. For information, contact 817-2723171.

Planetarium Shows: 7 and 8 p.m., Chemistry and Physics Building. “Seven Wonders” at 7 p.m., “Rock Hall of Fame” at 8 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, call Marc Rouleau at 817- 272-0123 or Ideas in Motion — Only Human: 8-10 p.m., Mainstage Theatre. For information, contact Danielle Georgiou at 214-3169627 or

C.Y. Choi (UT Arlington): 3-4 p.m., 609 Business Building. Free. For information, contact Barbara Sellers at 817-2723063 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


Campus briefs

“Terrorists are just that — terrorists. They do not belong to any religion. No religion would advocate such violence and bloodshed”

Friends of the Library holds meeting, jazz performance The Friends of the UT-Arlington Library will hold its last meeting of the year at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Central Library sixth floor. As a special program, the UT Arlington Jazz Combo will perform “A Holiday Jazz Sampler,” which includes Christmas songs. Some of the songs include “Silent Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.” Students make up the combo: Ben Martin on bass, Sarah Biglow on drums, Jon Dobbins on piano and Josh Ponce on the trumpet. “This is one meeting that is always stuffed to the gills with people,” said library administrative assistant Maggie Dwyer. The program is free and open to everyone.

Priyanka Ram, biomedical engineering graduate student, on the Mumbai attacks that occurred on Nov. 26. See Page 1

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The Shorthorn: Monica Lopez

Registered dietician and nutrition counselor Casey Carson holds a session with computer science graduate John Staton on Wednesday at the Maverick Activities Center. The service is part of QUEST University Wellness, just in time for New year’s resolutions.


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

A vehicle was towed Tuesday at F-Lot 8 at the request of the space holder. A student reported that her boyfriend assaulted her Tuesday at Centennial Court apartments. She did not require medical attention. A staff member needed medical attention Tuesday at the University Police Building but was not transported to the hospital. A student reported a hit-andrun accident at 901 Oak St. A student reported Tuesday that his neighbor had a loud alarm that was causing a disturbance at University Village apartments.

Shape Up by mark bauer The Shorthorn staff

Every year, losing weight or getting fit tops New year’s resolutions. Students setting these goals should take advantage of the Maverick activities Center’s services geared toward health and wellness including nutrition counseling, said Jeremy Roden, QUEST University Wellness assistant director. “College students could definitely benefit, considering the way they typically eat,” he said. The counseling sessions are $25 per session and require a minimum of two sessions. Students fill out a nutrition packet including goals, history and a nutrition log, then turn it in. afterward, a dietician will contact the student to schedule the initial appointment. along with exercise, eating healthy gets the quickest results in terms of feeling and looking better, Roden said. “Sitting down with a dietician would definitely go a long way in enhancing the exercise routine,” he said. “Diet plays

Students can keep New years resolutions using campus resources

a huge role in that.” That’s what management senior Scott Maccorkindale did. In 2002, when he attended college in New Orleans, he weighed a little more than 300 pounds. His schedule opened up when he dropped a class, and he filled that time by walking around campus. “I was fat,” he said. “I had to lose weight.” He started working out consistently when his campus strolls resulted in weight loss. after working out for the last six years, eating less and keeping a running list of calories he consumes, Maccorkindale weighs 232 pounds. “Now, I can walk and not breathe heavily,” he said. “It’s much better.” He said students should stop eating so much junk food, and most fast food places offer a better alternative with grilled chicken sandwiches if students find it difficult to stop. “Eat that with a Diet Coke or something,” he said. “But no french fries.” Casey Carson, registered dietician

and nutrition counselor with the MaC, agreed. “Working out will only do so much,” she said. “It’s about what you’re putting in.” In addition to nutrition information, the sessions get students started on their goals, which proves important for those resolving to live an overall healthier lifestyle in 2009, said Kala Markovich, QUEST University Wellness’ Fitness assistant director. She said that creating a “buddy system,” with a roommate or good friend, helps students stay on track. “That might include hiring a trainer or getting in a group exercise class,” she said. Markovich said it’s best to not get overwhelmed. “Whatever your goal is, it should be broken down into smaller, attainable goals,” she said. mark bauer

University Singers perform at city’s Parade of Lights The UTA University Singers are performing a Christmas program at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Levitt Pavilion for the Arlington Parade of Lights events. The performance will take place after the parade and light ceremony. Children can visit Santa Claus while the choir sings. The singers are made up of music and nonmusic majors directed by Kathy Scherler, visiting assistant music professor. She said they hope for a big turnout, because they want to recruit students for next semester. “I would like to invite everyone to come out, hear the choir and enjoy the Arlington community,“ she said. Entertainment, including other music and dance groups, begins at 4 p.m. The parade begins at 6 p.m. at Main and Center streets. The choir’s next performance is at 8 p.m. April 14 with the Arlington Master Chorale at the Meyerson Symphony Hall. — Michelle Leverett

CorreCtioNs Tuesday’s Scene story, “They Shoot, We Score,” should have quoted university athletic director Pete Carlon saying that the Texas A&M and Arkansas football teams have agreed to a 10-game series over 10 years at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium.

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United Auto Workers members Aaron Warfield, left, and Dave Page listen to UAW President Ron Gettelfinger speak at a news conference during a meeting of UAW officials in Detroit, Wednesday.

deTroiT — The United Auto Workers said Wednesday it is willing to change its contracts with U.S. automakers and accept delayed payments of billions of dollars to a union-run health care trust to do its part to help the struggling companies secure $34 billion in government loans. United Auto Workers President ron Gettelfinger said the union will suspend the jobs bank, in which laid-off workers are paid up to 95 percent of their salaries while not working, but he did not give specifics or a timetable of when the program will end. “We’re going to sit down and work out the mechanics,” Gettelfinger said at a news conference

after meeting with local union officials. “We’re a little unclear on some of the issues.” Members of Congress criticized the automakers last month for paying workers who are not on the job. About 3,500 auto workers across the three companies are currently in jobs bank programs. one local union member who was in the meeting said the changes to the jobs bank would nearly eliminate the program. The member asked not to be identified because the details had not been made public. Gettelfinger stopped short of saying the union would reopen contract talks with General Motors Corp., Chrysler llC

and Ford Motor Co. but said it would be willing to return to the bargaining table to change some terms. Talks with GM will begin immediately, but additional bargaining officials must be elected for Ford and Chrysler, Gettelfinger said, and any modifications would still have to be ratified by local union members. He also said the union will run a television ad in Maine, Kentucky, indiana and Minnesota to put the faces of union workers on the controversy over the loans, and explain how the auto industry differs from the banking industry. The ads presumably are designed to pressure Congressional opponents of the loans.


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Bible that erupted when episcopalians consecrated the first openly gay bishop. The announcement represents a new challenge to the already splintering, 77-million-member world Anglican fellowship and the authority

of its spiritual leader, Archbishop of Canterbury rowan Williams. The new North American Anglican province includes four breakaway episcopal dioceses, many individual parishes in the U.S. and Canada,

and splinter groups that left the Anglican family years, or in one case, more than a century ago. its status within the Anglican Communion is unclear. it is unprecedented for a new Anglican national province

Couple jailed in death of 13-month-old daughter HENDERSON, Texas — A young East Texas couple was arraigned Wednesday on capital murder charges accusing them of beating the woman’s 1-year-old daughter to get rid of “the demons.” Blaine Milam, 18, and Jessica Carson, 18, remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of a $2 million bond for each.

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Conservatives form rival episcopal group NeW YorK — Theological conservatives upset by liberal views of U.S. episcopalians and Canadian Anglicans formed a rival North American province Wednesday, in a long-developing rift over the

EL PASO, Texas — Elected officials in El Paso are asking President-elect Barack Obama to scuttle federal plans to build hundreds of miles of fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico. In a three-page letter to Obama dated Wednesday, officials from El Paso argue that the fence, a project approved by Congress in 2006, was ill-conceived and is an irresponsible expense while the country is in the midst of a recession.

BUNA, Texas — The one that didn’t get away held an unlikely surprise for a Texas man. The blue-stoned class ring of Joe Richardson, engraved with his name, turned up inside an 8-pound bass 21 years after he lost it while fishing on Lake Sam Rayburn. “My first reaction was — you gotta be kidding,” he said Wednesday.

to be created where two such national churches already exist. But traditionalists say the new group represents the true historic tradition of Anglican Christianity and is vital to counter what they consider policies that violate Scripture.

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US releases first part of drug aid for Mexico MEXICO CITY — The U.S. government finally released the first part of a $400 million aid package Wednesday to support Mexico’s police and soldiers in their fight against drug cartels. The money comes at a critical time: Mexico’s death toll from drug violence has soared above 4,000 so far this year, and drug-related murders and kidnappings are spilling over the U.S. border as well.

‘cheeky’ Pirates The 600-foot long M/S Nautica, right, prepares for a daylong port stop in the Omani capital of Muscat Wednesday. Passengers on a luxury cruise liner attacked by pirates in the dangerous waters between Yemen and Somalia said Wednesday they were surprised by the assailants’ boldness and described hearing the “pop, pop, pop” of the pirates’ rifles firing at the ship. Sunday’s attack on the M/S Nautica in the Gulf of Aden was the latest evidence that pirates have grown more aggressive, viewing almost any ship on the water as a potential target.

Bombs found at train station in Mumbai MUMBAI, India — Police searching a mound of baggage abandoned amid the carnage of the attack on Mumbai’s main train station found two bombs Wednesday — nearly a week after they were left there by gunmen — in a stunning new example of the botched security that has become a major issue in India since the three-day siege. The discovery came as Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said India is “determined to act decisively” following B:4.25 in the attacks, saying the evidence was T:4.25 inclear the gunmen came from Pakistan and their handlers are still there. S:4.25 in AP Photo: Sebastian Abbot

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tial campaign before the oct. 14 AP story. “it wasn’t necessarily the governor’s oversight, nor was she trying to hide anything,” Perez said. “it was a staff oversight.” in one of the trips, the James B. Hunt Jr. institute of North Carolina — a nonprofit education policy group — paid the $2,827 cost of Palin’s April 2007 flight and hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., to attend a four-day conference, according to her report. The group has said it also paid for other governors attending the annual event in recent years. in May 2007, Palin accepted lodging for herself and her three daughters at Mt. Chilkoot lodge in the Southeast Alaska town of Skagway. The lodging, valued at $300, was paid for by the owners, including Palin friend and former deputy campaign treasurer Kathy Hosford. The reports were among recent disclosures released to the AP after a public records request. Among other gifts Palin reported last month is a June 30 flight valued at $1,187.50 that was paid by the North Slope Borough for Palin and her 7-year-old daughter, Piper, to attend various functions, including a whaling festival in the town of Barrow.

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ANCHorAGe, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin has added to her financial disclosure forms two free trips that she took nearly two years ago but failed to report. Palin, who was republican presidential candidate John McCain’s running mate, made the disclosures last month, but after election day when she and McCain lost to Barack obama and Joe Biden. The trips were first revealed in a story by The Associated Press in october. The free trips were taken in April and May of 2007 and should have been reported within 30 days under state ethics law. The Nov. 17 disclosure forms note that the reports were “not filed timely due to administrative error.” Bill McAllister, the governor’s spokesman, said this week that the mistakes were made by travel support staff. He said he could not explain the timing of when and how they were caught, but that it was irrelevant because the error was corrected. Palin, who has criticized state lawmakers for gifts they take, is not facing any sanctions for the late filings, according to linda Perez, state administrative director. Perez said she was alerted to the matter by McCain’s presiden-

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reggie Brown promoted to associate head coach day duties and student-athThe alumnus and former lete academic progress. player has been an assistant â&#x20AC;&#x153;It means a lot to me, for coach for seven seasons. him to give it to me was a By Stephen peterS The Shorthorn staff

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball head coach scott Cross promoted longtime assistant coach reggie Brown to associate head coach tuesday. Brown, in his seventh season as an assistant coach for the Mavericks, is involved in scouting, recruiting, game-

big honor,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your best friend giving you a promotion like that.â&#x20AC;? Brown graduated from the university in 1999 and was a four-year letter winner from 1993-97. During his playing career, he averaged 16 points, 3 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game. He flourished in his junior

year, averaging 19 points per game while dishing out 4.3 assists. He still ranks eighth on the Mavericksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; all-time steals list and ninth on the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assists chart. In 1997-98, Brown went to Europe to play professional basketball and became one of Irelandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular players as a member of the tolka rovers, averaging 24 points per game that season. Cross and Brownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relationship dates back to high school, when they played

on the same Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We go way back,â&#x20AC;? Cross said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;reggie, to me, is the most loyal person I know. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had my back every single day since I got the job. He works hard and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done a great job in recruiting and he was extremely deserving of the promotion.â&#x20AC;? Athletics director pete Carlon said the associate head coach is a title promotion, meaning Brown becomes the


Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Love? had another topic all picked out â&#x20AC;&#x201D; my Christmas sports list to santa was 85 percent written, needing just the finishing touches to be sent in for publication. then I read this: â&#x20AC;&#x153;WNBA disbands Comets because new owners couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be found.â&#x20AC;? the story, not found on the front page but on its Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball tab, was the basic Associated press copy with an inset link to Michelle Voepelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column about the team and what led up to this day. so, after much consideration, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my shortened Christmas list: All I really want for Christmas is some genuine respect for womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball. Female basketball players in this country donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much to aspire to. Before the WNBA, young girls clung to the notion of becoming the first woman in the NBA, not knowing the level of sexist discrimination they would encounter at the very application of this idea. Now, most realize after high school that if they want to play professionally they have two options: live thousands of miles away overseas just to make decent money and be treated like a princeSS superstar by people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even speak your language, or stay in the U.s. and make less than $100,000 a year to play nontelevised games for semi-soldout crowds. And maybe, if they are Jordanesque enough, they might get sponsorships or a shoe deal to live lavish lifestyles like the NBA players do, which shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too hard, right? Hell, even stephon Marbury has a shoe brand. of all the teams in the WNBA, the Houston Comets were the mainstays. they were the Chicago Bulls, with a dream team of players since inception â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from Cynthia Cooper, to tina thompson, to sheryl swoopes. As a matter of fact, the only other time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve cried over something sports related was watching Michael Jordan win his fourth championship after his father died. the Houston Comets disbanding is along the same lines of the NFL disbanding the Cowboys because it couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a new owner. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absurd. the very notion just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NFL without the Cowboys. Well, guess what? WNBA without the Comets is the same thing. A team that the entire country got behind with its triumphs: winning the first four championships, and trials: the death of Kim

perrot in 1999 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even make it to its 14th birthday. Even with the flailing economy, no other sports league would have lost a keynote franchise, no matter how many fans werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attending or how few tickets were sold. Everyone who says the WNBA shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been started in the first place, because the sport isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worth anything or isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exciting, should take a deep look at themselves as a sports fan. Quality play happens on a womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball court. they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play above the rim as much, but if you are a true sports fan, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll fall in love with the execution and precision of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball. It all ties into this superficial society. style over substance rules nowadays. people would rather see teams score 120 points per game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a la the Dallas Mavericks under Don Nelson â&#x20AC;&#x201D; over a pure defensive struggle. If it seems like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m upset, then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good. I am. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m tired of the sport that I love getting the raw end of the deal because of limiting stereotypes and generalizations by people who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t possibly undermcdowell stand what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to have something you love spit on or laughed at on a daily basis. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball has been pushed to the back for years, even at this university by higherups like president James spaniolo, who pointed to the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team for elevating the campusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; visibility after qualifying for the NCAA tournament. the fact that the women did the same thing two of three years before head coach samantha Morrow arrived wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even mentioned. But then again, it took the university months to throw together an appreciatory pep rally, complete with free extra-large big â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? t-shirts, for the team when it advanced to its second NCAA tournament with little notice for students, so why would they? I want America to love its womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball the way Green Bay loves its packers or Latin America loves its futbol. Is that too much to ask? Maybe. But these women just want to play a sport they love like everyone else, and at the very least, be able to do it in their own country.

-princess McDowell is a journalism senior and a sports columnist for the shorthorn.


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Exhibition tournament brings Movinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mavs home The event, co-hosted by the Dallas Mavericks, is a way to get more home games. By Stephen peterS The Shorthorn staff

to gear up for the spring semester, the Movinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mavs host the ABC Medical/UtA Invitational this weekend that includes adult community wheelchair teams from across the nation. the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks, winners of the National Wheelchair Basketball Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Division National Championship last year, co-host with the Movinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mavs. Head coach Doug Garner said this tournament not only helps his team prepare for the second half of the season, but is a way to get more games hosted at the university. â&#x20AC;&#x153;people always ask, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;When are you going to play on campus?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; so our idea is to get more games on campus,â&#x20AC;? he said. He added that it was a good chance to have alumni return with their team and play in their old gym. Florida, which is ranked in the top 5 in the country with UtA alumni paul schulte and Jason Van Beek and former Whitewater nemesis Jeremy Campbell, will perform along with the Dallas team. the Los Angeles stars also travel to Arlington with alumnus, and CBsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Brotherâ&#x20AC;? winner, Eddie McGee. the Movinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mavs record stands at 6-3 with losses to Arizona (64-62), Illinois (6046) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (78-63). on the season, UtA is averaging 62.9 points per game with opponents averaging less than 43.

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Movinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mavs guard Kasey Stelter goes in for a shot Wednesday during a scrimmage against the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks at the Physical Education Building. The Movinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mavs play Saturday against the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks.

players see this tournament as an opportunity to focus on better communication with one another and to execute better as a team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying a lot of new things this year, learning on the fly,â&#x20AC;? senior co-captain tyler Garner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re learning to read each other differently based on their individual abilities.â&#x20AC;? the Movinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mavs resume

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care of one's partner's sexual gratification is something that each partner owes the other. Q: I am having difficulties using a latex condom. I have a curve to my penis, and every time I go to use a condom, I have difficulty keeping the condom on. The condom seems to roll back up and does not stay on. It covers only about a third of my penis, and I'm afraid it may come off during intercourse. Do you have any suggestions on how to make the condom fit the unique shape of my penis?

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goal of promoting the university and talking to legislators about why a bill should or shouldn’t be passed. continued from page 1A For instance, he said the PAC will work on convincing ing, transport and Hispanic legislators to not support a success. UTA is interested in hear- bill proposing a public uniings about Tier One status versity tuition freeze, Ditto and funding. Spaniolo will said. Saxe said he is hopeful attend these hearings, Kettles about the legislative session’s said. impact on Alumni AsUTA. sociation mem“The next ber James Ditto state legislaworks with the ture in Texas political acwill not be in as tion committee difficult a situaFriends of UTA. tion monetarily According to as many other the Texas Ethics states, but still Commission, it there are many ranks 1,017 out other competof 1,658 PACs ing interests in Texas this for money and year as of Nov. attention,” he 7 by received said. “I believe contributions that UTA will of $1,135. It did do well with not have politiour senators cal expenditures and representhis year before tatives leadNov. 7. In 2006, ing the way, a the PAC received strong alumni $350 and spent group and the $1,000 on politivery visible cal expenditures. Allan Saxe, growth and In 2007 there was no spending political science associate strength of the University of professor or receiving. Texas at ArDitto said the lington.” PAC sent campaign contributions to several state legislators and supported candidates, regardless JASON BOYD of party affiliation, with the


Barnett Shale to provide new engineering jobs in DFW area Carrizo Oil & Gas business vice president highlighted benefits of urban drilling.

“I believe that UTA will do well with our senators and representatives leading the way, a strong alumni group and the very visible growth and strength of the University of Texas at Arlington.”

BY BRYAN BASTIBLE The Shorthorn staff

Since the recent drilling of the Barnett Shale natural gas deposit, more engineering jobs will open up in the industry, said Andy Agosto, Carrizo Oil & Gas business development vice president. He said engineers in his field do things like model projected resources from wells, estimate the cost to drill complete wells, run economics to assess project utilities and get management approved to spend capital. Agosto conducted his presentation about the Barnett Shale and engineers in the drilling and refining field to a full house Wednesday morning. Presented by the College of Engineering and the Arlington Technology Association, Agosto’s seminar highlighted and in-

formed about the engineering jobs with the Barnett Shale. Located underground, the Barnett Shale consists of a geologic formation covering 13 counties — including Tarrant and Johnson. “We got a problem in our industry — we don’t have enough engineers,” he said. “Demand is going to be there, and the jobs will be there.” As one of the youngest in his industry in his late ‘40s, Agosto encourages other engineers to go into his field as a chemical engineer. Anthony Nagy, Arlington Technology Association president and chemical engineer, said there are many opportunities in the petroleum business. “I think refining has so many facets,” he said. “I would say the petroleum business offers opportunity for every type of engineer.” At the meeting, Ago-

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tional Security Force to deem it safe for them to leave their building. “It was a complete shock to me that my friend was so close to all the danger, and I am truly thankful that she got home safe,” she said. Ram said her uncle was staying at the Taj Mahal hotel and had to leave the city for an urgent meeting, missing the attacks. She said it was nerve-racking to sit in a different time zone wondering what was happening. “The entire day ... I was glued to my laptop watching every possible news network for updates,” she said. “It was a

Since the use of drilling sites like the one located behind the Continuing Education Building, the industry offers more engineering job opportunities according to Andy Agosto, Carrizo Oil & Gas business development vice president.

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sto also spoke about urban drilling benefits. Electrical engineering sophomore Henry Himmjosa said the seminar gave him a different perspective about drilling.

“I didn’t know that about chemical engineering, with the different areas they can go into,” he said.

sad day for Indians and people all over the world alike.” Janani Krishnamurthy, Fine Arts Society of India president, said another student’s father was near the attacks. “The student at UTA was worried here — not knowing what was happening,” she said. “He then spoke to his mom and dad to make sure they were fine. Things were normal after his dad returned home.” Julie Holmer, International Student Organization adviser, said she believes religion wasn’t the attacker’s true motivation. “I think you can pretty well say that throughout history, people have carried out attacks in the name of almost every religion, but that should never be construed as true representa-

tion of any of those religions,” she said. “The candlelight vigil on Thursday is purely being held as a way to honor those many lives lost in the attacks.” She added that attendees at the vigil won’t take a stance on the terrorists or their religion. “I think it is most important to stay unified at this point,” she said. Ram said she doesn’t like it when people blame all Muslims for the attacks. “Some of my very good friends are Muslims, and they are the finest of people,” she said. “Terrorists are just that — terrorists. They do not belong to any religion. No religion would advocate such violence and bloodshed.”

she said. “Just because you’re an art major doesn’t mean you’ll be an artist, but you apply what you learn.” Rather than choose the life of a starving artist, Bernard plans to head to graduate school to fulfill her dream of teaching college. She wants to pass techniques that she’s learned to future artists.

Morgan plans to travel to Jordan to teach ceramics and English in a Catholic school, but will to return to the art world. “In the long term, my dream is to open up a studio,” she said.



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MUTUAL EXCHANGE Business finance freshman Veronica Hernandez exchanges hands with business management junior Marcus Negron on Wednesday at the University Center Palo Duro Lounge. The Los Rumberos club, or “rumba dancers,” teach and practice salsa and bachata dancing every Wednesday and Thursday.

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department. The search resumed in August when the university contacted New York-based Heyman Associates to conduct a search for candidates, Lewis said.

It resulted in more than 100 applicants, which university officials narrowed down. The finalists were then invited to campus and interviewed by media relations staff. “Everyone was involved in the process,” said Sue Stevens, senior media relations specialist. Lewis said the search might have been a slow process, but the nature of the position made find-

ing the right person critical. “It’s a very important position in being the spokesperson for the university,” he said. “It’s important that I have someone in the position that I have confidence in and that I can trust.” Sullivan is expected to begin work Dec. 15. JASON JOYCE

“UTA is growing, and I believe President Spaniolo is elevating the university to higher levels in terms of research and education.” Kristin Sullivan,

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Sharon Bernard’s clay and paper sculpture “Clay Hands That Handled Delicate Things” is on display at the Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition at the Gallery at UTA. Bernard spent all semester making the piece and was inspired by a short story she wrote.


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to detail, which improved due to the university, she said. The piece features a man standing on an open book, engulfed in a wave of paper cranes with clay cranes sitting on the base. Bernard said that seeing her work in the exhibit is like looking at a “four-year accomplishment,” but she’s ready to move on. She said being an art major is different from other fields, whereas an accounting major usually becomes an accountant or a nursing major a nurse, but what she’s learned can be applied to any job. “It’s about creativity that can be applied to most jobs,”


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