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The university is thinking of hanging up its landline telephone services for campus residents. Student Affairs conducted a survey last year asking 155 random residents from on-campus apartments Arbor Oaks, Meadow Run and Timber Brook. The survey results showed that 93 percent of the polled residents own a cell phone and 14 percent of those surveyed said they would find other ways to get a phone line if landlines were not readily available. While the phone lines will remain intact until 2010, they could be removed as early as next year, Apartment Life Director Molly Albart said. “We’re still looking into all our options,” Albart said. “The timing to pull the lines isn’t right, and we hope when we

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International business and French senior Whitney McArdle rides a longboard across the center Cooper Street bridge on his way to class Monday. Although skating of any kind is against university policy, those riding boards to class and not defacing property aren’t likely to have problems with police, University Police Lt. Jonathan King said.

Damage on school’s property and safety are the main reasons for the policy. by mark bauer and Jason JoyCe The Shorthorn staff

Students cruising around campus on skateboards or using longboards to move from class to class are technically violating university policies, according to University Police. Assistant Police Chief Rick Gomez said no form of skateboarding is permitted on campus, whether it’s students commuting

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Hensel Phelps Construction Co. workers Jose Hernandez, left, and ernesto Carrillo smooth out concrete Wednesday on the first level of the Engineering Research Building.

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ing lot entrance on College Street to West Street through faculty Lot 12 beginning Monday. The installation will complete the utility work on First Street. The next phase will begin pedestrian mall construction, which will start from First Street and continue north on Yates to UTA Blvd., resi-

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Up to $250 can be awarded to students who participate in clubs or organizations and articulate an interest in participating in an activity. The funds have been designated as the Wells Fargo-UT Arlington Student Affairs Leadership Conference and Activities Fund.

The money can be used to pay expenses for two students per group, per trip Wells Fargo has given members of student organizations ally reflects the Division of Student Affairs’ commitment to an opportunity to receive assistance for attending activities developing students and enhance their cocurricular experience.” and conferences. Money can only be awarded to two stuUp to $250 can be awarded to students dents per activity and can be used toward who participate in clubs or organizations “The fund really reflects airfare, lodging and registration for events and articulate interest in participating in the Division of Student such as alternate spring breaks, retreats or an activity. conferences. The funds, donated by the bank to Affairs’ commitment to “A lot of organizations do not cover Student Affairs, have been designated as the expenses of activities,” said Jennifer the Wells Fargo-UT Arlington Student Af- developing students and Fox, accounting sophomore and Freshman fairs Leadership Conference and Activities enhance their Leaders on Campus student adviser. “It is Fund. Applicants must also be in good aca- cocurricular experience.” good to give the opportunity if you can’t afford it.” demic standing with the university, proEduardo Vaca-Amaya, architecture vide the name of an advisor who is familiar Stephanie Brown, freshman and Sigma Lambda Beta fraterwith the activity and provide a printed Leadership Center director and nity member, said he thinks it is a good description of the activity, preferably from review committee chair idea because an organization can only fund a Web site. so much. Fund applications are reviewed on the John Valle Jr., criminal justice junior, Latin American first Friday of every month by an appointed committee composed of staff members from various campus departments. Student Organization president and Sigma Lambda Beta This month marks the first session, but the review commit- fraternity member, didn’t know the fund existed. “Knowing about the program, I will apply for sure,” he tee hasn’t received any applications. Applications should be said. submitted two or three weeks in advance. “We strongly encourage students to take advantage of this wonderful resource,” said Stephanie Brown, Leadership ALI MUSTANSIR Center director and review committee chair. “The fund renews-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., left, talks to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and other Republican lawmakers, participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday.

WASHiNGToN — republicans tried to push back against the ballooning size of President Barack obama’s economic recovery plan Wednesday even as he said the financial crisis would turn into “a catastrophe” unless the bill passed quickly. obama summoned centrist senators to the White House to discuss a plan to cut more than $50 billion in spending from the measure, which now tops $900 billion and appears headed higher. Sens. Susan Collins, rMaine, and Ben Nelson,

d-Neb., tentatively have agreed to trim that amount, a Nelson spokesman said, though details were not immediately available. Their effort is central to building at some bipartisan support for legislation that has come under increasing attack for too much spending unrelated to jolting the economy right away. obama indicated he is amenable to changes. “No plan is perfect, and we should work to make it stronger,” obama said at the White House. “let’s not make the perfect the enemy of the essential. let’s show people all over our country

who are looking for leadership in this difficult time that we are equal to the task.” Sen. olympia Snowe of Maine, an obama GoP ally, said she had a productive meeting with obama and urged that the measure be “thoroughly scrubbed” of spending items that won’t do much to create jobs immediately. The cost of the plan race past $900 billion after the Senate on Tuesday added money for medical research and tax breaks for car purchases. An effort to add $25 billion more for public works projects narrowly failed, but probably will be revived.

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Moscow: we want to help U.S. in Afghanistan

SWAT enters prison grounds in W. Texas PECOS — About 20 SWAT team officers entered the grounds of a remote West Texas prison Wednesday where officials said more than 2,000 inmates remained under watch but unable to return to buildings heavily damaged by a weekend riot. The officers, wearing helmets and some carrying shields, walked single file onto the grounds Reeves County Detention Center but it was unclear whether they were entering the buildings where rioting occurred because roads leading to the low-security prison were closed to media.

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Car bomb injures head of Ark. medical board WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A car bomb explosion critically injured the head of the Arkansas State Medical Board on Wednesday, detonating in his driveway as he was leaving for work, authorities said. Trent P. Pierce, who oversees the board that licenses and disciplines the state’s doctors, was injured after “some type of explosive device” tore through his car, West Memphis Police Chief Bob Paudert said. “We believe he was on the outside of the car when the explosion occurred,” Paudert said.

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MoSCoW — President dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that russia and its ex-Soviet allies wanted to cooperate with the United States on stabilizing Afghanistan but he appeared to link any help to changes in Western policy. Saying Moscow and its allies “are ready for full-fledged, comprehensive cooperation,” the russian leader seemed to imply that Moscow’s help on Afghanistan was contingent on a broader list of changes it wants from the new U.S. administration. These include a halt to NATo enlargement in europe and the cancellation of plans for a U.S. missile-defense system on russia’s western borders. Medvedev spoke less than a day after Kyrgyzstan got billions in new russian aid and announced it was evicting the U.S. from an air base key to Afghan operations. His mix of conciliatory language and implicit demand for U.S. concessions may represent a risky attempt to pursue conflicting strategic goals at a moment when U.S. policy on Afghanistan is being remade by President Barack obama. russia has long been irritated by the U.S. military presence in what is considers its natural areas of influence in eastern europe and Central Asia. The Kremlin is widely believed to be behind the move against the U.S. by Kyrgyzstan’s government, which submitted a draft bill to parliament Wednesday that would close the Manas air base.

DALLAS — The mother of a 9-yearold diabetic who died as she lay beside a bag of candy and other sweets has been accused of helping cause her death by failing to help the girl manage the disease and giving her high-glucose foods. Georgia Lee Jones, 27, was arrested Monday after a long investigation, The Dallas Morning News reported in its Wednesday editions. The mother of five faces a felony charge of injury to a child and faces up to life in prison if convicted in the May 2 death of Chasity Butler.

10-year-old reportedly found hanged at school

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Chicago firefighters work in freezing temperatures on an extra-alarm fire at the Holy Name Cathedral, the seat of Cardinal Francis George, in Chicago on Wednesday.

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Blaze burns through roof, attic of 134-year-old Chicago church the associated Press

CHiCAGo — A fire burned for more than two hours Wednesday at Holy Name Cathedral, severely damaging the attic and leaving gaping holes in the roof of the 134-year-old landmark and seat of Cardinal Francis George. Firefighters battled the blaze in frigid temperatures

at the iconic church, which had been destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire and rebuilt. “First we have to thank God no one was injured,” George said after surveying the damage inside the church. “Chicago has always bounced back from fires.” Flames shot through Holy Name’s roof for about

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an hour before being replaced by plumes of white smoke. The fire was out around 8 a.m. Afterward, icicles hung from pews and water dripped from light fixtures, George said. While no injuries were reported from the blaze, a firefighter suffered a minor back sprain after slipping and falling.

There was no smoke or fire damage in the sanctuary, fire department spokesman larry langford said. The cause is under investigation. Holy Name’s pastor, the rev. daniel Mayall, said the fire set off the sprinkler system, which kept the flames from extensive wood paneling and ornate decorations.

EVANSTON, Ill. — A 10-year-old boy died after reportedly being found hanging from a hook in a school restroom, and police on Wednesday would not confirm the school district’s contention that the death was accidental. The mother of Aquan Lewis said Wednesday that she was still waiting for an explanation of what happened to the fifth grader at Oakton Elementary in the Chicago suburb of Evanston.

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Reports: Most wanted Nazi died in Cairo in 1992 BERLIN — Documents have surfaced in Egypt showing the world’s most-wanted Nazi war criminal, concentration camp doctor Aribert Heim, died in Cairo in 1992, Germany’s ZDF television and The New York Times reported Wednesday. The report said Heim was living under a pseudonym and had converted to Islam by the time of his death from intestinal cancer. — The Associated Press


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Workshop educates participants about issues in diversity Participants partook in an exercise to illustrate how everyone is unique. By Johnathan Silver Contributor to The Shorthorn

The first Maversity workshop of the semester focused on looking past the book’s cover. Maversity is a multicultural leadership development program that addresses aspects of diversity and is hosted by the Leaders Educating About Diversity. The program started in spring 2008 through the Multicultural Affairs office. “Maversity offers a common ground for people of diverse backgrounds to share how we are alike and different,” said Nchopia Nwokoma, LEAD team member and social work senior. The first act of the meeting was an explanation of Maversity ground rules. Attendees are expected to say, “I respect you,” “Your opinion counts,” “ I’m ready to share” and “I’m willing to listen” before the workshop begins. Attendees are expected to avoid shame and blame. To illustrate how everyone is diverse, the workshop took attendees through an identity exercise. Attendees were supplied with a grid and colored stickers. The grid included subjects like sexual orientation, race, gender, social economic status and religion and spirituality. The stickers — red, yellow, blue and green — represented levels of how

participants felt they were perceived. Discussion led to the conclusion that no one can be generalized. Samrawit Kidane, nursing and Spanish senior, said she liked the exercise most out of the entire workshop’s activities. “It made me more aware of issues that are important to me that I hadn’t consciously thought about before,” she said. Multicultural Affairs Director Leticia Martinez said people often look at diversity as an external thing and don’t include their own identity. “Maversity emphasizes that to have a deeper discussion of diversity, people have to understand their own identity,” she said. “People only determine diversity in difference.” The workshop had two attendees, much fewer than last semester, said Nchopia Nwokoma. The rules state that three people have to attend for the workshop to continue, so The Shorthorn reporter was counted as the third. The spring’s workshops were not given much advertising exposure compared to last semester, Nwokoma said, when extra chairs had to be brought in to accommodate the all attendees. At this latest workshop, the speakers urged attendees to invite and bring friends so that the next attendance would be big enough. Johnathan Silver news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Students attend the Activities Fair on Wednesday in the University Center Palo Duro Lounge. The lounge was filled with campus organizations promoting their groups.

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Tuesday night, and then a Student Affairs staff member gets to the UC at 7 a.m. to reserve tables near electricity outlets for organizations that need electricity.

The tables are picked by organizations on a first come, first served basis. “You can always tell who the early arrivers are by which table they’ve set up at,” Sorensen said. “Most groups like to set up at the tables that are right in front of the Palo Duro Lounge because they think that is

a prime spot where they can get the most traffic and exposure.” Organizations utilize the event to recruit members and inform students. Jennifer Lopez, UTA Hosts student coordinator, said the event is a good way inform about the organizations. Biolog y freshman

Shawnary Dehoyos said she thought attending the event was a good experience, but overwhelming. “It’s overwhelming because you want to know what everything is,” Dehoyos said. Sohana KutuB news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

“I was pleasantly surprised with the number of groups that were able to participate despite the rescheduling.” Jeff Sorensen,

Student Affairs assistant vice president

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Tiernan, College of Engineering assistant dean for Student Affairs. The third floor addition to the Engineering Lab Building is sched-

uled to be completed by July 2009. The new pedestrian mall will include walkways to replace Yates Street and an engineering quad area between the new Engineering Research Building, Engineering Lab Building and Nedderman Hall. The College of Engi-

neering is still waiting on equipment to ensure that completion of the third floor will be done on time, Pettus said. “The new Engineering Research Building and the enlarged Engineering Lab Building are both extremely positive additions to the college,” Tier-

nan said. “The addition of these buildings to our campus will also improve the quality of the campus overall, thus attracting more students to UTA and its engineering programs.” eriKa rizo news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

education

Executive MBA program offered at Fort Worth Center UT Arlington is offering its Executive Masters in Business Administration program in downtown Fort Worth. The UTA China-based EMBA program, which started in the fall of last year, is the United States’ largest. It’s also the UTA’s fastest-growing graduate program. James E. Ellis, EMBA program executive director, said the College of Business has generated a 30 percent-plus enrollment increase in the past two years. UTA’s current Asia program, started in 2001, has 466 students and offers classes at locations in

three cities in China; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, and in Taiwan at Taipei and Tainan. “I don’t believe any other graduate program has come close to that ongoing enrollment increase,” Ellis said. The EMBA program provides an opportunity for experienced business professionals to obtain a master’s degree in Business Administration on a schedule that minimizes disruption of work and personal pursuits. Class members begin the program at the same point, move through the curriculum

together and complete the degree requirements as a group. Students are required to complete their degrees in two years or less. During that period, they combine coursework with professional experience, gaining new skills and increasing their analytical abilities. “The UTA EMBA program is a very hot competitive program that is beating SMU, TCU, Baylor’s program located in Dallas and UTD … a lot of competitive programs in the Metroplex,” Ellis said.

Theft A student at Legacy Heights apartments, at 415 Oak St., contacted police to report a stolen bicycle.

Theft Police received a call about a theft at the Trinity House parking lot, at 800 Greek Row Drive. When police arrived, a student told them someone stole a motorcycle license plate.

—Ali Mustansir, Erika Rizo

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.

Tuesday Minor accident A student contacted police to report a minor accident at 400 Mitchell St. The responding officer reported no injuries from the accident.

Injured person Police responded to a call for medical assistance at Timber Brook apartments. The responding officer contacted EMS, and the student was taken to Arlington Memorial Hospital.

Skate

boards after police have informed them that it’s against regulations, King said. Last week, visual communication junior Spencer Moorman was skateboarding through a parking lot on his way to class when a University Police officer approached him and told him about the regulation. While he understands the university tries to protect its property, so long as skaters stay grounded, he doesn’t see anything wrong with it. “Personally I see it as no

different than riding a bike,” he said. “Most people I know use it to get around campus.” But Moorman said he’s used to skateboards being banned on property. “It’s something that’s not allowed from middle school to high school,” he said. It’s not about running off kids for fun, King said. Repairing the damage takes funds away from other areas.

tial effect on housing costs is unclear. “When we drop the phone service, and at the same time we’re making changes to other services, we hope it doesn’t offset any changes in costs for the students,” he said. Undeclared freshman Alex Duran, an on-campus resi-

dent, said he wouldn’t mind if the landlines were removed. “I just use my cell phone,” he said. “I think the Internet works fine too, but if they want to make it better, that would benefit a lot of people.”

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said during a recent campus patrol. “There isn’t really a place for the kids to skate in the city,” he said. “And we have the most interesting architecture around as far as they’re concerned, so they come here.” Police are mainly concerned with repeat offenders who keep returning with their

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with our phone services.” Even though dropping the landline service could save the university up to $300,000 per year, Leidlein said the poten-

Towed vehicle Police were contacted about a vehicle at 1101 West St. that had multiple unpaid parking tickets. Police towed the vehicle.

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A: I can't answer your question with 100 percent certainty, but one reason could be that her mother thinks that if she watches these films, gets excited and masturbates, she won't then have sex with a boy. In other words, her mother is trying to prevent her from experimenting with sex with a boy, which could have much A: There is nothing simmore serious consequences, Dr. Ruth pler than remembering to take such as an unintended preg- Send your a pill every day, or putting on a nancy. And judging by what condom before having sex, questions to Dr. you say, your parents seem to and yet people forget to do think that if they can keep you Ruth Westheimer those things all the time. from having anything to do c/o King Natural family planning takes with sex, you'll be safe from Features a lot more effort. I'm not saythe same risks. I am against Syndicate, 235 E. ing that a motivated couple allowing a 13-year-old to see 45th St., New can't use NFP successfully, but such films, because they are when I give advice in a colYork, NY 10017 too explicit. Her views about umn like this, I don't want to sex are going to be warped by mislead the average person the type of sex that is shown in such reading it into trying NFP and then they films. But if a young person has sexual wind up pregnant because they weren't as feelings and feels the need to masturbate careful as is required by NFP, and so that's to alleviate sexual frustration, then he or the reason I don't recommend it. But as I she should do so. It's not something that said, if anyone is very serious about it -has to be discussed with parents, but par- and it will take both partners' full cooperents need to give teenagers enough priva- ation -- then NFP can prevent unintended cy so that they can masturbate if they feel pregnancies. the need. It's better than pretending that teens don't have sexual urges.

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Mavericks remain undefeated on the season at home Mavericks Islanders

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By Cody MCClendon Contributor to The Shorthorn

the women’s basketball team defeated texas A&M Corpus Christi 88-62 Wednesday night at texas Hall, giving the team its fifth win in a row. Defending a 6-0 record at texas Hall, the Mavericks (128, 6-1) shot 59.7 percent from the field, with four players scoring in double figures. sophomore guard tamara simmons had the hot hand in the first half, on her way to 15 points, shooting 7-of-10 from the field and adding two assists. she scored two more points in the second half and had two additional assists. However, this game was won in the paint for the Mavericks. senior forwards Erin Dixon and Candice Champion continued their dominance and both had a double-double, their sixth and eighth, respectively. Dixon, scored 14 points, shot 6-of-10 from the field, was 2-of-4 from the free-throw line The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley

Senior forward Erin Dixon attempts a layup Wednesday during the Mavericks’ 88-62 win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Texas Hall. The Mavericks’ next game will be against Northwestern State at 4 p.m. Saturday at Texas Hall.

and added 10 rebounds. Champion shot 7-of-12 for 20 points and 11 rebounds. “My main focus is nothing individually,” said Champion, who is a three-time conference player of the week. “I am thinking about my team, about defense and securing loose rebounds.” sophomore forward shalyn Martin added 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting, as well. the Mavericks opened up the game with a quick jump on the Islanders, increasing their lead to 17 with 7:06 remaining in the half. But, the Islanders capitalized off six Maverick turnovers after an Islander time out, cutting the lead to 11 at the end of the half. Mavericks head coach samantha Morrow said she told the team at half time to keep pushing and pointed out the “little things” that the team was missing. “We just showed them the stuff they were really already good at,” she said. “they never reversed to our skip passes, and we were really trying to get to the weak side defender.”

As the Mavs started the second half, the lead quickly increased. the Islanders seemed to have lost their shooting touch, only shooting 39.3 percent from the field in the second half. Islanders head coach robert robinson said he told his team at half time that they had to start the second half better than they started the first. “I do not know what happened,” he said. “they shot almost 70 percent from the field, a lot of points in the paint. I do not know.” the Mavericks eliminated the costly turnovers in the second half, ultimately continuing their inside performance. the team stated after the game that its main goal is to win a conference championship and a earn trip to the NCAA tournament. the Mavericks look to continue their winning streak at home against Northwestern state at 7 p.m. saturday at texas Hall. Cody MCClendon sports-editor.shorthorn@mavs.uta.edu

“My main focus is nothing individually. I am thinking about my team, about defense and securing loose rebounds.” Candice Champion, senior forward


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