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The theft of a donated computer leaves the Greater Arlington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hoping it can get a little more use out of old equipment. The burglary, reported Jan. 12, occurred just as the chamber was moving offices from

“What’s frustrating is we don’t have a lot of money to be replacing equipment,” said Casey Gonzales, one of the chamber’s four founding members. “Our old equipment is on its last legs, so we just hope it will hold out until we can find a donor or can buy something to replace it.” After the chamber staff left the office, someone entered

card said. “They definitely spent time looking through the office,” she said. “They took the new PC that had been kind of concealed in a corner of the office and left the old computer and server that was in the middle of the office.” Gonzales said he felt the burglars knew exactly what they were taking.

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cables that were needed for the computer and scanner and left what they didn’t need.” Jaccard said the theft was puzzling to her because the office was locked over the weekend, and chamber members had yet to receive working keys. “The keys they gave us didn’t work, so [the director] had BREAK-IN continues on page 6

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Freezing Rain • High 34°F • Low 27°F

Wintry Mix • High 46°F • Low 32°F

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Organizations try to increase membership at fair

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JAN. Bone Marrow Drive: 10 a.m.– 3:30 p.m., University Center. Testing is free and painless. For information, call Leona Adams at 817-272-2963.

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Carter Blood Drive: 10 a.m.– 3:30 p.m., Library and UC malls. No appointment necessary. Free. For information, contact Leona Adams or P.K. Kelly at 817-272-2963 or pk@uta.edu. Art Exhibition: Michelle Dizon/Vincent Valdez: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., The Gallery at UTA. Free. For information, contact Patricia Healy at 817-272-5658 or phealy@ uta.edu. UTA Volunteers Meeting: 2:15–3 p.m., UC Student Congress chambers. For information, contact Allison Bailey at 817-272-2963 or allison.bailey@uta.edu. Graduate Student Workshop: 5:30–7 p.m., 315A Central Library. Food. Free. For information, contact Lisa Berry at 817-272-2688 or lberry@ uta.edu. UTA Dance Ensemble Spring semester auditions: 6–8 p.m., Swift Center Dance Studio. For information, contact Danielle Georgiou at 214-316-9627 or georgiou@ uta.edu. Student Congress General Body Meeting: 6 p.m., UC Student Congress chambers. All meetings are open to the public. Free. For information, contact Bess Alvarez at 817-272-0556 or sc-vpres@uta.edu. Delta Sigma Pi 2009 Recruiting Event: 7:30–10 p.m., 1301 Collins St., Suite 101. Free. For information, contact Philip Goldsmith at 214-3169003 or philipgoldsmith@ ymail.com.

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Students walk on the University Center mall during the Activities Fair on Aug. 27, looking at the clubs and organizations offered. More than 200 organizations were represented there.

BY CAROLINE M. BASILE Contributor to The Shorthorn

Whether a gamer or sorority sister, students can find their niche by attending the Student Activities Fair on Wednesday. The event, held every semester, is open to all students in an effort for organizations to recruit new members. “We have over 300 registered student organizations, and many of those groups will have a table or booth at the fair,” said Jeff Sorensen, Student Affairs assistant vice president. Organizations of all kinds will be on hand, from Greek, social, honorary, service, sports, recreational and religious. “It’s like supercenter shopping of organizations,” Sorensen said. “Students will have the opportunity to see where

they fit and what they like.” International business junior and UTA Dance Ensemble member Rosita Tran said the fair is a good way for participating organizations to increase membership. “It’s good and really fun because all the groups come out, and you see everybody and all the potential that the groups offer at the university,” she said. Theatre arts senior Tim Brown said that joining organizations can help passers-by meet new people. “It’s a great way for organizations to broadcast what they have,” said Brown, who is a member of several student organizations, including the Black Student Association and the Order of Omega. “It’s good for new students and students who have transferred in to see what’s

here at the university and network with different students and have different experiences.” In addition to the student organizations, university departments will also be represented. “If you wanted to find out information from counseling and career development, such as when their study skills seminars are, you could find that at their table and you can go by and talk to them,” Sorensen said. He said students who participate in student organizations not only find an opportunity for intellectual growth, but also gain experience that they can add to their résumé. “All students have to have a page two to their résumé,” Sorensen said. “Page one of a résumé tells an employer that

STUDENT ACTIVITIES FAIR When: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: University Center

you have a degree, but page two separates you from everyone else applying by showing your experiences outside of the classroom. It’s a good way for students to acquire those experiences in areas they are interested, whether it be in martial arts or in film and video.” Sorensen said if the campus is closed due to inclement weather, the fair will either be canceled or postponed. CAROLINE M. BASILE news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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CORRECTIONS The subhead of Thursdays’s story, “New gas wells to be erected on campus,” should have stated that six to eight more wells will be drilled on the south side of campus.

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bathroom sometime between Friday and Saturday evening.

Theft $50-$500 Police were called to Centennial Court apartments, at 709 W. Mitchell, for a report of a stolen curling iron. The resident told police that her $150 Chi flat iron disappeared from her common

Noise Complaint A student in Kalpana Chawla Hall called police to report that her roommate’s guests had refused repeated requests to lower their voices. The student said one guest was verbally rude when asked to keep the noise down. Police issued the complainant’s roommate a disciplinary referral.

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Professors discuss evolution Board will vote to determine which theories, intelligent design or evolution, will be taught. By Johnathan Silver Contributor to The Shorthorn

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Art adjunct assistant professor Sedrick Huckaby looks at a painting by Vincent Valdez Monday in The Gallery at UTA. The gallery will host a reception at 6 p.m. Friday for “Without End,” an exhibit featuring two Los Angeles artists who work with themes of political resistance.

alumni

University alumni ring to be available for first time The university is scheduled to unveil the design of the official university ring next month. Kerri Ressl, Alumni Association assistant director, said the ring represents where students came from – without having to show their diploma. “It’s really difficult to carry your diploma in your wallet,” Ressl said. “We didn’t have an official ring. We were the only UT System school not to have one.” Ressl said the ring is “a lifelong bond between alumni and students to UT Arlington.” Students will be able to have their class year on the side with an additional engraving inside. There are separate designs available for men and women, with optional custom design elements. The ring is available to undergraduate students with at least 60 hours and graduate students with at least 15 hours. The cost of the ring isn’t set, as the price of gold determines the price of the rings. “Cost depends on the cost of gold, which fluctuates,” Ressl said, “An average woman signet ring costs $330 and an average man traditional ring costs $500.” The ring will be unveiled at noon Feb. 13 in the UC Palo Duro Lounge.

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dowment,” he said. “This helps build the endowment at a much more rapid pace and is a perfect way to invest royalties in a way that will directly benefit academic programs, scholarships, fellowships, recruitment, retention and campus development.” He said that this check will not necessarily represent future check amounts, which will fluctuate depending on natural gas’ market price and how much is produced and transported to market. “It’s gratifying to have the royalty checks begin coming in,” he said. “We will now receive monthly royalty checks for those six wells for at least the next 10 years and possibly as long as 20 or 30 years.” Carrizo Oil and Gas has begun drilling more wells in the same location. Lewis said the university expects to begin receiving checks for the second round of wells by early 2010. Carrizo spokesman Chris Keffer said the first round of royalty checks were sent to other recipients who signed a lease with Carrizo, including the City of Arlington, First Baptist Church of Arlington, the State of Texas and residents of the College Hills neighborhood. “Overall, from this first round there was over $675,000 in royalty payments,” he said. “It did go to over 120 residents and organizations who signed a natural gas lease with Carrizo.” Sarah lutz

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Since Darwin published The Origin of Species, people have contested that the human race originated from a primitive ancestor. Now high school teachers may not have to acknowledge dissenting views. Under state code, Texas teachers were once mandated to teach strengths and weaknesses of evolution, which consisted of scientific-based evolution in conjunction with intelligent design. The board tentatively voted to take out the “strength and weaknesses” clause, meaning teachers can teach evolution without mentioning any possible pitfalls. This March, the Texas State Board of Education will resolve the issue with a final vote that will dictate what teachers will present “It will lead to to learners. a more There is strong evi- accurate dence that approach to refutes Darwinism, said science Casey Luskin, overall, Seattle’s Discovery Insti- period.” tute’s Center for Science James Grover, biology professor and Culture program officer. His group backs the findings of a scientist who testified before the Texas board recently with 100 papers disproving Darwinism. Molecular evolution professor Esther Betrán teaches courses where Darwin’s theories are a prerequisite to understanding her class. “I think what is taught should be backed by scientific data,” Betrán said. “Intelligent design is not science. It isn’t backed by data.” Biology professor Jeff Demuth gives lectures titled What is Science and shows a video called Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial in which the U.S. Federal Court case Kitzmiller v. Dover is depicted. The case deemed intelligent design unconstitutional because it wasn’t science. “From a scientific standpoint, it is clear that evolution is the fact of biology,” Demuth said. “It’s clear from material that religion and science don’t have to be antithetical.” Biology professor James Grover supports scientific-based evolution. “It will lead to a more accurate approach to science overall, period, ” he said. “It is the strategy of conservative opponents of evolution to get agencies that write curriculums to include intelligent design to encourage people to question evolution.” Johnathan Silver news-editor.shorhorn@uta.edu


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economy

College student killer gets execution stay

Job-killing recession racks up more big-name company layoffs

HUNTSVILLE — A federal appeals court on Monday stopped this week’s scheduled execution of a man condemned for abducting, raping and strangling a 19-year-old suburban Houston woman 10 years ago. Larry Swearingen, 37, faced lethal injection Tuesday evening for the death of Melissa Trotter, whose body was found Jan. 2, 1999, in the Sam Houston National Forest south of Huntsville. The discovery came 25 days after she was last seen leaving the library at Montgomery College near Conroe.

Group looks at nonprofit hospitals’ costs FORT WORTH — Scrutiny could increase for Texas’ nonprofit hospitals as the state and the IRS try to determine the true value of uncompensated care the hospitals provide. State Sen. Jane Nelson wants the hospitals to submit data about the care they provide and the way state and federal indigent-care reimbursement funds are spent.

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WASHiNGToN — The recession is killing jobs at an alarming pace, with tens of thousands of new layoffs announced Monday by some of the biggest names in American business — Pfizer, Caterpillar and Home depot. More pink slips, pay freezes and other hits are expected to slam workers in the months ahead as companies desperately look for ways to survive. “We’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg — the big firms,” said rebecca Braeu, economist at John Hancock Financial Services. “There’s certainly other firms beneath them that will lay off workers

as quickly or even quicker.” looking ahead, economists predicted a net loss of at least 2 million jobs — possibly more — this year even if President Barack obama’s $825 billion package of increased government spending and tax cuts is enacted. last year, the economy lost a net 2.6 million jobs, the most since 1945, though the labor force has grown significantly since then. The unemployment rate, now at a 16-year high of 7.2 percent, could hit 10 percent or higher later this year or early next year, under some analysts’ projections. obama called on Congress Monday to speedily enact his recovery plan, warning that

the nation can’t afford “dis- er, said they each will slash 8,000 jobs. tractions” or “delays.” Home depot inc., the With the recession exbiggest home impected to drag on provement retailer through much of this in the U.S., will get year, more damage “We’re just rid of 7,000 jobs, will be inflicted on seeing the and General Motors both companies and tip of the Corp. said it will workers. cut 2,000 jobs at The mount- iceberg plants in Michigan ing toll was visible and ohio because of Monday as roughly — the big slow sales. 40,000 more U.S. firms.” “We are seeing workers got the grim no improvement news. rebecca Braeu P h a r m a c e u t i - economist at John in labor market cal giant Pfizer inc., Hancock Financial conditions,” said Sal Guatieri, senior which is buying rival Services economist at BMo drugmaker Wyeth in a $68 billion deal, and Sprint Capital Markets economics. Nextel Corp., the country’s “This year could be as bad as third-largest wireless provid- last year in terms of layoffs.”

in response to deteriorating business conditions, Caterpillar inc., the world’s largest maker of mining and construction equipment, disclosed nearly 20,000 job cuts, most of which already have been made. They include 5,000 new layoffs of white collar workers, which will occur globally by the end of March. earlier actions included the elimination of 2,500 Caterpillar workers through a buyout offer announced in december, the termination of about 8,000 contract and temp agency workers, and the reduction of 4,000 full-time factory workers through firings and buyouts.

in the nation

Airports testing radar that could spot birds NEW YORK — Some of the nation’s busiest airports will soon begin testing experimental radar systems designed to track flocks of birds and help pilots avoid the type of collision believed to have crippled a US Airways jet nearly two weeks ago. Proponents say air traffic controllers could someday use the technology to delay takeoffs, reroute flights before they leave the ground, and perhaps even radio warnings to pilots to take evasive action.

eye on the sky A Thai boy looks at a partial solar eclipse through a telescope on the ground at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand Monday.

Census Bureau to hire 75,000 workers JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Census Bureau will hire about 75,000 workers in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas this year as it prepares for the 2010 Census. The agency is opening a jobs line and an office in Jackson Wednesday for recruiting hundreds of temporary workers in the state. The office will recruit workers for office staff and to update address lists, conduct interviews with area residents and other tasks.

in the world

Netanyahu would let settlements expand JERUSALEM — The front-runner in Israel’s election said in an interview published Monday that he would let Jewish settlements expand in the West Bank if he’s elected prime minister, threatening to put him at odds with the Obama administration. The remarks by hawkish Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu come just before the new U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, is scheduled to visit Israel, the West Bank and elsewhere this week for talks aimed at keeping alive a fragile Gaza ceasefire and reviving Mideast peace negotiations. — The Associated Press

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iraq

iraqi prime minister expects faster U.S. pullout the associated Press

BAGHdAd — iraq’s prime minister said Monday he believes the U.S. will withdraw its troops more quickly than the three-year timeline set down in a U.S.-iraq security agreement. The U.S., meanwhile, suffered its biggest single loss of life in months when two helicopters crashed, killing four service members. An agreement negotiated under former President George W. Bush’s administration called for U.S. combat troops to withdraw from Baghdad and other cities by the end of June, with all American forces out of the country by the end of 2011.

President Barack obama campaigned on removing all combat troops within 16 months and has asked the Pentagon to plan for “a responsible military drawdown from iraq.”

forces to meet the challenge after the Americans leave. The Shiite-led government pushed for a faster U.S. pullout during last year’s negotiations on the security agreement,

ing his image as the leader who restored stability and ended what many iraqis see as a U.S. military occupation. At the same time, however, U.S. officials in iraq have cau-

tion, of focus on institutional development — all of that would run the risk of getting set aside” with a hasty withdrawal, outgoing U.S. Ambassador ryan Crocker

“I think the spirit of compromise, of accommodation, of focus on institutional development — all of that would run the risk of getting set aside.” Ryan Crocker, outgoing U.S. Ambassador With planning under way, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told a political rally south of Baghdad that he believes the end of the U.S. mission “will be brought forward” and that iraq must bolster its own

overcoming longtime Bush administration opposition to a fixed withdrawal schedule. Al-Maliki has been campaigning actively on behalf of his allies for next weekend’s provincial elections, promot-

tioned that a hasty departure of the 142,000 U.S. troops could reverse the decline in violence and undermine iraq’s efforts to establish a stable government. “i think the spirit of compromise, of accommoda-

warned last week. U.S. commanders are watching Saturday’s elections as an indicator of whether iraqi factions are willing to resolve their differences politically instead of on the battlefield.

iran

U.S. envoy predicts ‘direct diplomacy’ with iran for first time since 1979 the associated Press

Keep up to date on the latest news. Read .

UNiTed NATioNS — President Barack obama’s administration will engage in “direct diplomacy” with iran, the newly installed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Monday. Not since before the 1979 iranian revolution are U.S. officials believed to have conducted wideranging direct diplomacy with iranian officials. But U.S. Ambassador Susan rice warned that iran must meet U.N. Security Council demands to suspend uranium enrichment before any talks on its nuclear program. “The dialogue and diplomacy must go hand in hand with a very firm message from the United States and the international community that iran needs to meet its obligations as defined by the Security Council. And its continuing refusal to do so will only cause pressure to increase,” she told re-

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Susan Rice, the new U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during her first official press briefing at the United Nations in New York, Monday.

porters during a brief questionand-answer session. Her comments came shortly

after meeting with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on her first day in her new job.


Scene

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“The energy you have from performing is out of this world.” Tim Brown, theatre arts senior

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second Theatre arts senior Timothy Brown dusts off his dancing shoes in preparation for his performance Feb. 4. Brown’s solo tap dance performance will take place on the historic stage of the Apollo Theater in New York City.

Third Time’s

a Charm

Theatre arts student to showcase tap dance skills at famous Apollo Theater

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hen Tim Brown auditioned for his first play in 10th grade, he had his doubts. “I thought that theater was a sissy thing,” he said. “I basically just acted a fool and got the part.” now, the theatre arts senior will grace the same stage as stars like Billie Holiday, James Brown and Michael Jackson when he tap dances Feb. 4 at the Apollo Theater’s Amateur night in new York city. For Brown, it would take more than one attempt to make it to the historic venue.

Road to apollo He auditioned three times before landing the show. Limited by the slick marble floors at his second audition in Houston in 2007, a judge told him to try out in new York where he made it.

every day since December, Brown has been practicing his three-minute routine, a medley including “The Whole World” by Outkast, “Rock With You” by Michael Jackson and James Brown’s “Get Up (I Feel Like Being) a Sex Machine.” He’ll finish his act with a solo tap dance — just his feet hitting the floor. “It’s a lot of energy on stage when you tap dance,” Brown said. “If I’m excited, my feet are the same.” He often practices at Arts Fifth Avenue, a dance studio in Fort Worth, where the founder and director, Gracey Tune, has taught him for four years. “He had that magic,” Tune said. “He’s someone who is very dedicated.” Tune has received international recognition in tap dance and has provided choreography for two Broadway productions. She said Brown will come by the studio so she can critique his routine.

“I know he’s going to be a big hit,” Tune said. “every bone, muscle, eyelash and hair is full of stardom.” Brown said he performs because he loves entertaining an audience, but theater and dancing aren’t his only outlets for motivating others.

MinisteR tiM BRown In Summer 2006, Brown said God called him to preach. He gives sermons periodically at the African Methodist episcopal church in Fort Worth. He said preaching gives him the power to affect other people’s lives, which also relates to performing. “As an actor, I’m essentially doing the same thing,” he said. “I’m encouraging someone whether I’m acting or preaching.” His mother, Gwendolyn Brown, raised him in church and said his

faith keeps him grounded and humble. “As long as you pray, it will happen,” she said. “If you’ve got God in your life, you will succeed. I’m very blessed to have a son focused on positive things.” After graduation, Brown plans to move to new York and attend a theological seminary while continuing to pursue acting.

Moving FoRwaRd Brown’s ultimate goal is to perform professionally on Broadway or in blockbuster movies while supporting a big family. “I’m living the dream now, being able to perform at the Apollo,” he said. “The energy you have from performing is out of this world. I’m playing around. What better career to have than one I can have fun with?

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when and wheRe Brown performs at 6:30 p.m. CT Feb. 4 Judges will select the top three performances and post replays on the Web site, www.apollotheater.org. Fans can vote for their favorite by texting the appropriate code.

And it pays the bills too.” Despite his success, he tries to keep it in perspective. He keeps in mind the words of his mentor Brother Yak Yak, who said that lives are like christmas lights — if one bulb burns out, the others fail. “I should be a positive light every time I wake up in the morning,” Brown said. “If my life isn’t right, than the folks that look up to me or come behind me won’t be right.”


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Students can now chow on Fuzzy’s tacos Two alumni opened the eatery to enliven the area around the area north of UTA on Abram Street.

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said the restaurant falls into the same idea as some other renovations in the Campus Master Plan, attempting to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a small franblur the line between the campus and chise well known to the Texas Chrisdowntown Arlington. tian University campus, opened its “It’s companies like that, that we’re doors to UT Arlington students at the really trying to get to the downtown grand opening Monday. area and the campus edge,” he said. Located at 510 E. Abram St., near “Fuzzy’s is really a neat place, and I J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill, the resreally want to make sure that the camtaurant is being opened by two UTA pus community supports these kind of alumni, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity merchants coming into the downtown brothers and real estate students, university district.” Eddie White and Clint Bixler. Maggie Campbell, the Downtown “When we were here, we didn’t feel Arlington Management Corporation as if we had a place that we could go president and CEO, said the city is eat, hang out and it was fun,” Bixler trying to bring unique restaurants to said. “We saw the concept over at the downtown area. TCU, and right now, the TCU location Campbell said Mi Tierra, a Latis a hangout for the college students. in-fusion restaurant on Abram, has Not only that, but it does really well seen more success at lunch, so we dethan expected. Pocided this is a great tager Natural Café opportunity for us and Other Stuff, an to do something for organic food restauUTA.” rant, just opened Urbanspoon, last week, and Babe’s a Web site and Chicken Dinner iPhone applicaHouse, an all-yoution that helps can-eat, family-style users find restaurestaurant, is slated rants in their price to open this summer. range, has rated the “So if we can get Fuzzy’s near TCU five or six destinathe best cheap eats tion restaurants, and in Fort Worth, and if we can get a couWhite said he hopes ple of them to have to accomplish the live music, get a couJohn hall, same status with ple concerts going in Administration and Campus an almost-identical the park and figure Operations Vice President menu. out other things that “The most exwill be of interest to pensive thing on the student population, then we get the menu is $7.99, which goes great enough critical mass going,” she said. with the downtown business lunch “So it’s kind of tying the pieces togethand the students,” he said. “The only er because the built-in environment, thing that will be different is we’ll the fabric is kind of disjointed.” offer Bloody Marys .... We’ll have a liquor license so we’ll have full-tequila margaritas.” sarah LuTz John Hall, Administration and news-editor.shorthorn@mavs.uta.edu Campus Operations vice president, by sarah LuTz

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“Fuzzy’s is really a neat place, and I really want to make sure that the campus community supports these kind of merchants coming into the downtown university district.”

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spring cLeaning Carpenter Gary Ussery cleans and makes room for Aramark to store beverages in a storage room Monday afternoon in the University Center. Unused supplies will be moved to Central Storage and auctioned off.

aLumni

Raffle tickets to ease students tuition costs are for sale Student Alumni Association’s 7th Annual Tuition Raffle provides students the opportunity to have a bargain. “Would you trade a happy meal for free tuition?” asked Jasmine Stewart, Assistant Director for Alumni & Student Programs. Free tuition for one year is about the same cost. The winner of the raffle gets full-paid tuition by the Alumni Association. Tickets are priced at $5 for one and $25 for six. Students can buy five and get

one free. All undergraduate, graduate, and international students are eligible to participate. Tickets are available online, from the SAA members wearing lime-green shirts and at the association’s office on West Mitchell Street. Prizes range from free tuition for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010, for first place, free tuition for Fall 2009, second place, and a $500 prize for third place. Another condition of the raffle is enrollment

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Week, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the national finals, a $250 prize to the school and $250 for their trip. The national finals champion gets to go to Space Camp in Alabama. During the final competition, each team tried to wow the judges with their presentations. The teams emphasized solutions to several present problems, but most of the teams had a solution incorporated in their design for reducing pollution. Fort Worth’s McLean Middle School took home the grand prize. Its city, Heliopolis, located in the Nile Delta, was an oasis in the middle of the desert with unlimited water supply. The design focused on water conservation through a sophisticated pipe network. Heliopolis used nanotechnology, injected into humans, that would monitor and detect illnesses. “These kids have worked on this project for two years now,” McLean’s mentor Trung Nguyen said. “Last year, they won third place and decided that this time they had to win first place.” The teams came from schools representing different parts of Texas.

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to come down and let us in,” she said. “Even the plumbers working in the building had to prop the door open when they were working.” University assistant police chief Rick Gomez

in as many semesters as free tuition won. The Bash will take place Feb. 13, and winners will be announced around 11 p.m. The tuition raffle could put students closer to their goal of graduating, said Rickeeta Wax, Student Alumni Association public relations director. “Closer to the dream, when you win the green,” she said. JohnaThan siLver news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu.

Each team consisted of three students, a teacher sponsor and an engineer mentor. “This competition is great in teaching students about engineering careers, problem solving, computations and team building,” said Mary Marvin, teacher for Grace Academy. Most participating students said they wanted to pursue a degree in an engineering field. “I definitely think my students are interested in pursuing an engineering degree,” said Barbara Hayden, Argyle Middle School teacher. Most teams said they had been working on the projects for quite a while. “They have worked on this since after Labor Day,” said John Baron, Kingwood Middle School teacher. “Then they had to stop for two weeks because of Hurricane Ike. But they worked all through Christmas and Thanksgiving break.” Regional coordinator Jean Eason said the models built by these young kids were really fascinating. “I don’t think I could have done this at their age,” she said.

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said University Police found no sign of forced entry and were pursuing leads as they became available. Because the chamber staff and volunteers didn’t have working keys, Gonzales said he suspects the burglar must have been either someone with a key or someone who could open the lock without a key.

“What’s really frustrating is that the cameras weren’t working,” he said. “We’d been told they weren’t turned on because of the construction. If they’d been on, we’d see exactly who left the office with the equipment.”

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Q: I am a 27-year-old female who has been involved with the same man for nine years. We occasionally have sex, but during sex I often think of another man. I have known this other man for 10 years and love him dearly as a friend, but I do fantasize about him. Is this normal, or am I heading for a disaster? The man I am with gives me all the affection I need. This other man has only given me fantasies. What should I do?

A: What you probably should do is either get this man to make a commitment to you or start thinking about finding someone else who will. I know, that's not the answer to the question you asked, but nine years is a very long time to be "involved" and occasionally have sex. It seems to me it's time to have a real, loving relationship. Stepping off my soap- c/o King A: The reason why you are box, as long as you don't make Features a big deal about fantasizing Syndicate, 235 E. falling for this friend is because your relationship with your husabout this other man, it's not band is not good. So, change dangerous. What if it had been 45th St., New your focus from your feelings some movie star instead? Then York, NY 10017 for this friend and try to find out you'd know that a relationship what's wrong with your relawas impossible. Here you could tionship with your husband. If you can fix have a relationship, and so it bothers you, that, then your feelings for this friend will but if these fantasies are just a tool to get disappear. If you can't fix it, then you will you aroused, then don't worry about it, from have to separate from your husband. the point of view of sexual functioning. Whether you then turn to this friend or take However, as I said, if this relationship is the wiser course and find someone to love casual and is going to remain casual forevwho is not a friend of your husband is er, then I think that's an issue you should be another story. But understand that in your thinking about more seriously. search for love, you've focused on this other man, but the real cause is that your marriage Q: I'm a married 23-year-old mother of is not as good as it should be. two. I'm somewhat unhappy with my rela-

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Uta sports Calendar Friday Men’s track at University of Houston Invitational Time: All day Place: Houston Saturday

WoMen’s BasketBall

Mavs, post play dominate ’Kats Mavericks Bearkats

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Win extends Mavericks’ winning streak to 14 straight against Sam Houston State. By Cody MCClendon

Women’s tennis vs. Rice Time: 1:30 p.m. Place: Houston

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Women’s basketball vs. Texas State Time: 2 p.m. Place: San Marcos Men’s track at University of Houston Invitational Time: All day Place: Houston

soUthland ConferenCe

Women’s Standings East Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin Southeastern Louisiana Central Arkansas McNeese State Nicholls State

SLC 3-1 3-2 2-3 2-3 1-3 0-5

Overall 11-6 8-9 10-8 6-12 9-8 0-16

West Lamar uta UTSA Sam Houston State Texas State Texas A&M Corpus Christi

SLC 4-1 4-1 3-1 2-2 2-3 2-3

Overall 13-5 10-8 10-7 5-12 8-9 6-11

Men’s Standings East Stephen F. Austin Nicholls State Central Arkansas Southeastern Louisiana McNeese State Northwestern State

SLC 4-1 3-2 2-3 2-3 1-3 0-4

Overall 12-5 10-8 9-9 8-10 7-10 8-11

West Texas A&M Corpus Christi Sam Houston State uta UTSA Lamar Texas State

SLC 5-0 3-1 3-2 2-2 2-3 1-4

Overall 11-9 9-8 10-8 11-6 11-7 8-10

WoMen’s BasketBall

The women’s basketball team improved 5-0 at home, beating Sam Houston State 87-73 Saturday afternoon at Texas Hall. The Maverick (10-8, 4-1) guards did not have their usual performance scoring a combined 15 points, however, the post play was dominate with four players scoring in double figures. Senior forward Candice Champion, shot 9-of-12 from the field en route to scoring 22 points, was perfect from the free-throw line and added 12 rebounds. It was her fifth double-double of the season. Champion said her focus prior to the game was on rebounding and defense. Midway through the first half, the Mavericks led 27-8. Struggling to hit a field goal, the ‘Kats used the threepointer to cut the lead to 10 with 2:45 remaining in the first half. The Bearkats took full advantage of the Mavs’ newlook 3-2 defense, attempting 30 three-pointers. Shooting only 26-of-63 from the field and the inability to stop the Mavs interior presence proved too much for the ‘Kats to overcome late in the game. The Mavs’ offense was able to score 19 points off 16 Bearkat turnovers.

Sam Houston State head coach Brenda Welch-Nichols knew the intent of the Mavs’ 3-2 defense, but stuck with her original game plan of shooting the open threepointer. “Whatever they’re going to give us, we are going to take it,” she said. “I told the team that we have to be a pest. Shooting 31 percent from the three-point line was our goal.” Sam Houston was able to score 73 points, making 11 of the 30 three-pointers attempted. Bearkat guard Britni Martin led all scorers with 24 points, shooting 6-of-11 from beyond the arc. With 6:38 remaining in the second half, the ‘Kats cut the lead to 12 from an early 23-point margin. After a full time-out, the Mavericks adjusted to the second-half surge going to a 2-2-1 zone press. Junior guard Meghan Nelson was held to only three points after two back-to-back games with more than 20 points. Nelson went out of the game after getting into foul trouble early in the first half. Mavericks head coach Samantha Morrow told the team that someone else was going step in and take over the game. “When one of your soldiers goes down, someone else has to step up,” she said. The Mavericks are currently tied for first with Lamar in the West Division. Their next game is at Texas State on Saturday. Cody MCClendon sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

“When one of your soldiers goes down, some one else has to step up.” samantha Morrow

women’s basketball head coach

Champion named player of the week FRISCO — UT-Arlington senior forward Candice Champion was named the Southland Conference women’s basketball player of the week by the league’s sports information directors. Champion receives her third weekly award of the season and the team’s fourth after leading the Mavericks to consecutive conference wins over Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State. Last week, the Waco native led the Mavericks to a 2-0 record with 44 points and 20 rebounds. She finished with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor, including 6-of-6 from the free throw line to go along with eight rebounds and two assists on the road against SFA. For the fifth time this season, Champion recorded a double-double performance at home against Sam Houston State with 22 points and 12 rebounds. She was 8-of-10 from the field, including 6-of-6 from the charity stripe and added two assists in 39 minutes of action. She leads the team with 17.1 points per game and is perfect at the free throw line in conference play, making all 26 of her attempts. — Southland Conference

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Sophomore forward Shalyn Martin, #32, shoots during the Mavericks’ 87-73 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday at Texas Hall. This win brings the Mavericks to an undefeated 5-0 home record and 10-8 overall. SHSU 3PT Player FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Alexander 3-8 0-3 0-2 Ailshie 1-4 1-4 0-0 Smith 5-12 0-0 3-4 Hager 0-4 0-1 0-0 Agnew 0-2 0-1 2-2 Brooks 6-14 4-10 0-0 Martin 8-14 6-11 2-4 Echols 0-2 0-0 2-2 Livingston 3-3 0-0 1-2 Team Totals 26-63 11-30 10-16

REB OFF-DEF 2-2 1-0 1-4 0-2 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-1 3-5 2-4 10-21

A 3 2 1 2 0 2 5 2 0 17

PF 4 0 1 2 4 1 3 1 4 18

PTS 6 3 13 0 2 16 24 2 7 73

Team Turnovers: 16 Blocks: 1 Steals: 8 Attendance: 549

MIN 26 25 36 17 13 22 28 14 19 200

UTA 3PT Player FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Nelson 1-5 0-0 1-4 Simmons 1-9 0-4 2-2 Martin 7-9 0-1 1-2 Champion 9-12 0-0 4-4 Dixon 9-16 0-1 5-7 Terral 2-3 1-1 3-4 Duffey 0-0 0-0 0-0 Grace 6-6 0-0 0-1 Team Totals 35-60 1-7 16-24

REB OFF-DEF 1-3 1-4 0-1 3-9 4-5 0-2 0-0 0-3 0-3 9-30

A 4 8 6 1 2 2 1 0 24

PF 3 1 3 4 2 1 0 0 19

PTS 3 4 15 22 23 8 0 12 87

MIN 23 37 36 28 37 20 3 15 200

Team Turnovers: 11 Blocks: 5 Steals: 5 Attendance: Bill Larance, Chaney Muench, Jacob Tingle

aroUnd the soUthland Northwestern State vs. Nicholls State Sophomore guard Brooke Shepher scored 17 points and freshman guard Demetria White scored 14 to lead the Lady Demons (116, 3-1) to an 81-68 victory over Nicholls State. Senior guard Tiffany Jones led the Colonels (0-16, 0-5) with 20 points, but it was not enough to get Nicholls State its first win of the season. The Colonels had their best first-half performance of the season, shooting 53 percent, scoring 41 points and trailing by six at halftime.

Texas State vs. Lamar Building a 10-point lead with 3:49 left to play, the Cardinals (13-5, 4-1) saw that lead disappear to one behind a 9-0 run by the Bobcats (8-9, 2-3) spanning two minutes. With the score 62-61, senior guard Nikki Williams sank two free throws with 21 seconds left to play giving Lamar a 64-61 lead. Texas State had one last attempt to force overtime, but a Kim Cessna jumper missed long, preserving the win for Lamar.

McNeese State vs. Central Arkansas The Sugar Bears (6-12, 2-3) trailed by 15 in the first half but managed to trim the Cowgirls’ (9-8, 1-3) lead to 37-33 on the heels of a 17-6 run to close the first half. Central Arkansas would not get its first lead until 3:07 left in the second half, leading 64-63. Four players finished in double figures, led by freshman guard Destinee rogers’ 14 points, but it was Laura Beth Anderson’s free throws with eight seconds left to play that sealed the win for the Sugar Bears.

Southeastern Louisiana vs. Stephen F. Austin The Ladyjacks (8-9, 3-2) rushed out to an 8-0 lead, making their first four shots of the game, but the Lady Lions (10-8, 2-3) used a 12-2 run to take their first lead of the ball game. SFA opened the second half like the first, building its lead to 11, at 61-50. The Lady Lions fought back, closing the gap using the three to cut the lead to 65-63. Junior guard Whitney Cormier answered, scoring three straight points to extend the Ladyjack lead to five as SFA would hold on for the victory.

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