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volume 90, no. 84 www.theshorthorn.com

since 1919 INDEX Your Day Sports Opinion News

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the people have spoken Close to 1,000 of you responded to the Readers’ Choice 2009 survey. spEcIal sEctIoN

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Football exec speaks at Business Week dinner Stephen Jones talks Tuesday about the impact of the new stadium on the community. By JasoN JoycE The Shorthorn staff

Anecdotes involving Jerry Jones drawing diagrams of Terrell Owen’s future with the Cowboys and the management’s relief when the stadium arches held the

weight of North America’s largest scoreboard highlighted Tuesday night’s Business Week Executive Dinner. Stephen Jones, Dallas Cowboys chief operating officer and executive vice president, outlined the impact on the community the new Cowboys stadium could have for students, faculty, university administrators and members of the Dallas-Fort Worth business

Sports venue projected to create jobs, revenue

community in attendance at the dinner hosted by the College of Business and Arlington Chamber of Commerce. University president James Spaniolo complimented the accomplishments the partnership between the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the university have brought about in the past jones continues on page 6

807 employment opportunities and $2.9 million in revenue may come to Arlington in 2010. By alI mustaNsIr Contributor to The Shorthorn

When the Cowboys arrive in Arlington for the 2009 season, don’t expect to see tumble weeds blowing across city streets. Trey Yelverton, deputy city manager for community and economic development, said the stadium kicks off what city leaders and the

Cowboys’ organization expect to become an extensive entertainment district for Arlington. The Glorypark entertainment project, originally scheduled for completion in fall 2009 but now predicted for completion in early 2010, will feature restaurants, hotels and retail locations nearby the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. “It’s more than just football,” economy continues on page 6

raw But refined

The Shorthorn: Meghan Williams

Political science freshman tarek Benchouia beats on a Congo drum Tuesday in the University Center Palo Duro Lounge during Open Mic Night.

Music, poetry and comedy acts get large turnout By DustIN l. DaNglI The Shorthorn staff

Martin Obinyan III grasped the microphone in one hand while the other hand rested in his pocket. After he chose a poem from his original collection, he shared lines with more than 90 people. The biology freshman’s poetry was one of 17 acts at EXCEL Campus Activities’ Open Mic Night on Tuesday at the University Center Palo Duro Lounge. The event showcased student talents ranging from poetry to music with a little bit of comedy. “I like reading poetry,” Obinyan said. “I do it because of my experiences, and I want to share

The Shorthorn: Meghan Williams

music freshman ronald curtis performs a song Tuesday in the University Center Palo Duro Lounge during Open Mic Night hosted by EXCEL Campus Activities. Participants had 3 minutes in front of the microphone to express themselves through comical, musical or poetic acts.

them.” Judith Huni, EXCEL Entertainment and Arts director, said the turnout was much larger than she expected. What started out as a set list of three performing acts quickly grew as more people came in late. She said most people think of big events like movies and concerts when they think of

EXCEL, but she wanted to do something different. So she decided to organize the program, which the university hasn’t seen in a long time. While most acts orated poetry, others displayed their musical talent. Music freshman Ronald Curtis performed an original song titled “I’m so glad,” a piece he wrote to honor women. “I wanted to do it because it was in my heart,

and I love ladies,” he said. “They’re beautiful creatures, and without them a lot of us wouldn’t be here.” Curtis said he participated because music is his soul and life and it’s something he wants to share with the world. night continues on page 6

“I wanted to do it because it was in my heart, and I love ladies. They’re beautiful creatures, and without them a lot of us wouldn’t be here.” ronald curtis, music freshman

stuDENt orgaNIzatIoNs

Ditching Spring Break for A Good Cause UTA Volunteers will use their time off to give back to the community. By sohaNa KutuB Contributor to The Shorthorn

Not everyone is planning to spend spring break kicking back and getting hammered on the beach. Some students are using their break as a chance to give back and volunteer. The UTA Volunteers will go on an Alternative Spring Break in Catalina Island, Calif. and Galveston Island March 15-21. Projects in Catalina Island involve composting, planting and gardening, while Galveston Island projects include helping nonprofit organiza-

tions distribute clothing and food to hurricane victims, said Brian Joyce, Student Activities assistant director. Galveston Island spots are full, but two remain for Catalina Island. A $500 payment and paperwork must be submitted to Joyce by noon Wednesday for Catalina Island. Students had to pay a $200 fee for Galveston Island. The fee covers meals, transportation and lodging. This year’s Galveston Island student site leader Maggie Garza said she attended the Alternative Spring Break for the first time last year in Oklahoma City and worked with Habitat for Humanity. “It was very eye-opening because we worked on five different houses and at the

end of the week, I realized I affected five different families,” Garza said. She said there was just a block of cement when they first arrived, and they had to build the entire house’s frame structure. “One of the days we were working on a house, the woman who was receiving the house arrived with her children and started graciously thanking the workers for building the house she could never provide for her family herself,” Garza said. “It was so fulfilling to give something that a lot of people take for granted.” Nursing freshman Nichole Ortega said she wanted to volunteer during spring break instead of partying.

For a related story, see page 6 Galveston Island volunteers will also work in animal shelters where many animals were displaced by Hurricane Ike in September and help provide after-school tutoring for kids who got behind on schoolwork because of the hurricane, Joyce said. The Alternative Spring Break has been running for about six or seven years, Joyce said. This year, the group scheduled a third project at Camp Summit in Dallas to mentor disabled children and adults, volunteer continues on page 6

The Shorthorn: Jacob Adkisson

guItar hEro Kinesiology sophomore connor scheller composes music Tuesday near Arbor Oak apartments. Scheller has been playing guitar for 11 years.


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MAR Softball: all day, Allan Saxe Field. UTA vs. Prairie View A&M. For information, contact Scott Lacefield at 817-2722261 or slacefield@uta.edu.

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Locks of Love: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., University Center Palo Duro Lounge. Free. For information, contact P.K. Kelly or Brittanee Adams at 817-2722963 or pk@uta.edu. UT Arlington Science Open House: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., UC Bluebonnet Ballroom. The Science Constituency Council presents its first ever Open House. Free. For information, contact Marjana Sarker at 817-272-2393 or scc.at.uta@gmail.com 24 Hour Canned Food Drive: noon, UC mall. Taking donations for Mission Arlington. Free. For information, call Omega Delta Phi at 972-7461045. Study Abroad Info Session: Focus on Europe/English Speaking Countries: noon-1 p.m., UC Blanco. Free. For information, contact Blake Hart at 817-272-1120 or studyabroad@uta.edu. Women’s History MonthSarah Buel “Accountability, Power & Politics”: noon-1 p.m., Central Library sixth floor. For information, contact Beth Anne Shelton at 817-272-3131 or shelton@uta. edu. Coping with Stress - The Relaxation Response: noon-1 p.m., 216 Davis Hall. For information, contact Counseling Services at 817-272-3671. Drop-In Study Abroad Advising: 1:30-3 p.m., UC between Starbucks and Freshens. Free. For information, contact Blake Hart at 817-2721120 or bhart@uta.edu

The Shorthorn: Chris Hudson

WRAP IN AWARENESS Amar Jit Singh Tan wraps modern languages freshman Matt Hill’s head in a turban Tuesday on the Central Library mall. The SMU Sikh Student Association was giving the turbans away to raise awareness and understanding for Sikhism, a religion originated more than 500 years ago in South Asia.

LIBERAL ARTS UTA Radio available now on streaming Internet station application for mobile cellular devices The university’s student-run radio station, UTA Radio, is now available on WunderRadio, an application available for Apple’s iPhone and Touch and other smart phone devices

that use Windows Mobile 6.0 or higher. WunderRadio’s application is available for a one-time fee of $5.95 and provides users with access to more than 36,000

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complaint at Timber Brook apartments, 410 Kerby St. Police issued a university citation to a resident.

Minor accident Police responded at 8:09 p.m. to an accident at 1101 S. Cooper St. The accident involved a student driving a vehicle and a pedestrian. No injuries were reported.

Minor accident Police responded a minor traffic accident at 5:11 p.m. The accident, which occurred in the Centennial Court apartments parking lot, 806 W. Bering, involved only minor damage and no reported injuries.

Disturbance Police responded at 7:19 p.m. to investigate a loud noise

Possession of drug paraphernalia University police responded at 12:59 p.m. to Centennial Court

Tennis player Nikola Matovicova’s name was misspelled in Tuesday’s paper.

Editor in Chief .............................. Joan Khalaf editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Managing Editor........................... Justin Rains

terrestrial way radio can be. It’s not just the airwaves now, you can listen to it anywhere.” Jaskulske said UTA Radio is always looking for ways to utilize new media to distribute its programs. Station manager Tonesha Winters said the staff stumbled across UTA Radio when looking at radio stations listed by

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region. She added it’s a great opportunity for anyone to hear UTA Radio outside the Internet, making it portable and accessible. “It connects so many radio stations,” she said. “And makes us accessible for people who want to hear what’s going on at UTA.” — Caroline Basile

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.

Food and Small GroupSpiritual Walk in College: 6 p.m., 311 UTA Blvd. Wesley Foundation event. For information, call 817-274-6282.

News Front Desk ......................... 817-272-3661 News after 5 p.m........................ 817-272-3205 Advertising ................................. 817-272-3188 Fax ............................................. 817-272-5009 UC Lower Level Box 19038, Arlington, TX 76019

Internet radio stations. Brenda Jaskulske, communication visiting assistant professor, said she isn’t sure how WunderRadio picked up UTA Radio, which is available online, but said it helps boost listenership. “This is transforming what we think of radio today,” she said. “It’s taking away from the

sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Scene Editor ................................Emily Toman features-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Opinion Editor ................................ Cohe Bolin opinion-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Photo Editor .................................... Rasy Ran photo-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Online Editor ...................... Jennifer Cudmore online-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Webmaster ........................... Troy Buchwalter

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apartments at the request of a resident assistant. When police arrived, the R.A. told them drugs had been discovered on a table in an apartment during a routine health and safety inspection. Suspicious circumstances University police responded at noon to the lawn in front of the gas well site at 1100 S. Southdale Drive and discovered a homeless person asleep. Police escorted the individual off campus and issued a campus-wide criminal trespass warning.

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about sports Stephen Peters, editor sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu Sports publishes Tuesday through Friday. Wednesday, March 11, 2009

sports

remember www.theshorthorn.com will have live, in-game blogs from both the men’s and women’s conference tournaments. Page 3

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Climbing to the Summit

Women’s team three games away from another southland title

Women’s Bracket (3) southeastern La. Wednesday, noon (6) Northwestern st. (2) UtsA

Semifinal Friday, 12:05 p.m.*

Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.

Champion

(7) McNeese state SLC Championship Saturday, 2:05*

(1) Ut Arlington Wednesday, 6 p.m. (8) texas A&M-CC (4) Lamar

NCAA tournament Automatic bid Semifinal Friday, 2:33 p.m.* (Approximately)

Nicole Terral and the Mavericks face off against Texas A&M Corpus Christi tonight in Katy for the first round of the Southland Conference Tournament.

Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. (5) stephen F. Austin *Streamed live on ESPN360.com All tournament games, except the championship, will be streamed live on www.southland.org By Stephen peterS The Shorthorn sports editor

ten of the 31 automatic bids to the women’s NCAA tournament have been filled, with the remaining spots to be determined at the conclusion of this week. All across the country, teams are competing in tournaments in their respective conferences for their chance at winning the national championship.

the women’s basketball team is no different, as it’s one of dozens of teams participating in Championship Week. UtA is back in the southland Conference tournament for the seventh straight year with a chance to get in the NCAA tournament for the third time in five years. the Mavs (20-9, 14-2), who shared the regular season conference title with UtsA, must win three

The Shorthorn: Michael Rettig

games in four days at the Merrell Center in Katy, texas. the women come in as the No. 1 seed after beating the roadrunners both times this year. Up for UtA in the first round is a rematch of the regular season finale with texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1118, 6-10) at 6 tonight. In the two meetings this year, the Mavs won by an average of 21.5 points a game. If the team takes care of business in the opener and the second

round against either Lamar or stephen F. Austin, the bracket is set up in which both the conference’s 14-2 teams, UtA and UtsA, could meet in the final. If the Mavs win the tournament, they qualify for an automatic bid for the NCAA tournament. According to EspN.com’s Bracketology, if the women win the tournament, they would play Auburn in East Lansing, Mich., on March 22.

But, by being one of the top two teams in the conference, the team is guaranteed no worse than a Women’s National Invitational tournament bid, which begins March 18. tournament locations are still to be determined. Both tournament selections will be made the evening of March 16. By Stephen peterS sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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OPINION THE SHORTHORN

Where There’s Smokers, There’s not Fire Any change in the rules should reflect student opinion

DISCOMBOBULATION by Houston Hardaway

Since 1919

The Shorthorn invites students, university employees and alumni to submit guest columns to the Opinion page. Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Unhealthy Debate

EDITORIAL/OUR VIEW

The Tobacco Free Campus Initiative wants smokers off campus! To smoke, that is. As has been the case with smoking policies in recent years, the nonsmokers will decide where and when the smokers can have a cigarette. This looks like another way to ostracize smokers, who already deal with being outcasts in our smoke-free society every day. The initiative launched a survey last week to measure interest in a smoke-free campus and will continue with community forums and discussion. This information will be given to the administration in an effort to change the smoking policy. The university has no information that reveals how many students are actually smokers, but there doesn’t appear to be an overwhelming amount of smokers running EDITORIAL around blowing smoke ROUNDUP into nonsmoker’s faces. The issue: A survey started by the Smoking is definitely Tobacco Free Campus a bad choice, considerInitiative last week ing what we know about will gauge university community interest in the effects of tobacco banning smoking from and nicotine. But if campus. someone knows the We suggest: dangers, understands Listening to what the the effects and makes community has to say before making harsh this decision anyway — decisions that will marwho dictates their right ginalize a small group of people. to do so on public property? Nonsmokers definitely have the right to a smoke-free environment. Smokers should respect this and abide by university policy to ensure they are not blowing smoke all over everyone. Nonsmokers shouldn’t have to deal with secondhand smoke while trying to enter a building. We have stringent policies prohibiting the sale of tobacco on campus and smoking within 50 feet of a doorway. This also applies to student apartments. This rule is broken like almost every other rule ever made. Campus police could spend time enforcing the policy across campus, issuing a warning first and then a fine. However, this would mean riding closer to us in their cars with the exhaust fumes — which is as harmful to your lungs as tobacco smoke — according to a fact sheet from Energy Independence Now. The rules are similar at UT-Dallas, except their’s is a 25-feet limit of smoking in front of a building entrance, said Jenni Huffenberger, UT-Dallas assistant director for communications. Don Hale, vice president for Public Affairs at UT-Austin, said that campus requires smokers to be 20 feet from a building entrance or doorway and there are designated smoking zones for special outdoor events. Maybe we should be happy with the 50feet rule, and not keep pushing smokers off campus.

REMEMBER

Health care provisions in the stimulus bill have economic benefits

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’m writing this column in a doctor’s office, laptop running, music blaring on my iPod and an IV pumping medication into me. This would cost more than $28,500 a year if I didn’t have insurance. Because of this, I keep a close eye on portions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, aka the economic stimulus bill, affecting health care. Some say these controversial sections don’t belong in economic stimulus legislation and that they move us closer to socialized medicine. According to www.speaker.gov, roughly $87 billion will go to the states to help fund Medicaid programs, and $19 billion for accelerated adoption of Health Information Technology (HIT), reducing errors in care. $1.1 billion is to be spent for comparative effectiveness research on treatments used for the same ailment. Finally, people left unemployed by the

current recession will be able to keep their insurance through financial assistance with COBRA. Some conservatives, like former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey, complain that giving federal funding to state-run Medicaid programs, the new research department and HIT opens the door for federal regulation of what treatments doctors may give. What the conservatives fail to see is that the development of HIT needs, and will continue to need, qualified individuals to build up the computer infrastructure, keep it secure and otherwise maintain it. That means jobs for IT professionals. One of the biggest bonuses to HIT is that, if you get sick on campus and go to Health Services, the treating physician can e-mail your doctor back home for any relevant medical history in case there you forget something. The ideas behind the Medicaid and COBRA provisions are that they will only last for about 18 months, allowing unemployed people to keep insurance until they find another job. I fail to see the bad in this. A

healthy worker is a productive worker. That should go with out saying. The new research department will employ researchers. Some think such a department is redundant because we have the FDA, but all the FDA’s studies are run by the drug companies and are comparisons to placebos. The new department will be, for example, comparing Allegra to Claritin for allergies. It would give information to doctors, not telling them what to do. These provisions will lower costs for ROB MORTON many and also employ workers in several sectors. I call it a win-win. Many people will get jobs and we won’t have to pay $28,500 for our meds.

— Rob Morton is an interdisciplinary studies senior and a columnist for The Shorthorn

The Shorthorn: Robert Villarreal

GUEST COLUMN

Don’t Let the ‘Man’ Snuff Out Smoking University should enforce current rules, not make new ones

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n March 5, an e-mail titled the “Tobacco Free Campus Initiative” hit UTA inboxes. It seems the university wants to ban smoking on campus to create “an effective, positive, and healthy learning and working environment.” UTA should enforce the current policy without instituting draconian rules that further prohibit personal activities. Who voted for the committee members listed in the bottom of the initiative e-mail? What is this initiative costing? Could these funds be spent on education? Do we believe the initiative cares if you “share your thoughts with us on this important issue?” It’s easy to guess that it will advocate a full ban based on the tenor of the e-mail and the committee’s name. It’s not “Tobacco FactFinding Initiative,” but another instance in long line of “surveys” where the administration acts like it cares what student opinion is and then makes its own decisions. UTA only cares about our health, and secondhand smoke kills, right? Despite the Chicken Little tone of the e-mail, secondhand smoke is a “low-level lung carcinogen,” meaning if you walk past a smoker out-

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dents? Occasional doors, in the fresh air, exposure to sunlight once a week for four won’t kill you, neither years, it isn’t going to will occasional expokill you. Secondhand sure to some dude’s smoke kills when you cigarette. live with a smoker for Any initiative that decades or work at a might reduce tobacco smoky bar for years. usage is good, right? Standing near a Forget that we live in smoker by the library a free society where is less harmful than crossing over Cooper GENE RHEA TUCKER people can choose to be stupid. “Rock of and inhaling the exLove with Bret Mihaust fumes of passing cars. If I stuck you in a chaels” is in its third season, closed room with a smoker for and there are a million things five minutes, you’d live, but if I stupid about that. Do we really placed you in the same room want UTA dictating what supwith a running car, you’d die. posedly free students can do? If UTA is so concerned Still, the e-mail tries to scare you with feeble sentences like with our health, they should “Each year, more than 62,000 ban other things that are undeaths from coronary heart healthy. Heart disease kills disease among nonsmokers are more people than smoking, so due to exposure to secondhand UTA should ban fatty foods and sugars. Get rid of fast food smoke.” Look closer. This use of the at the UC. You can get a vegword “exposure” is criminal. gie delight at Subway with It’s as if these people with heart no sauces or cheese. Wave a disease were walking down the fat-armed goodbye to vending street, caught a whiff of sec- machines and their devilish ondhand smoke and fell over treats. UTA should also give dead. But tobacco smoke is “a up that lucrative contract with Group A carcinogen,” right? Pepsi. Soda is the epitome of (Cue scary organ music). Solar unhealthy. Aren’t automobiles radiation is also a Group A killing the planet? UTA should carcinogen. Should UTA make students live on camput together a Sunlight-Free pus and prohibit driving. They Campus Initiative to pass out used to do it in the ’20s. What sunscreen and parasols to stu- about the possible unhealthy

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aspects of sexual intercourse? Should UTA regulate that? What should be done? I admit I’m a cigar smoker. I love cigars and hate cigarettes, but I don’t want to tell cigarette smokers what they can and can’t enjoy. I also hate coffee and some of my professors, but I don’t try to get them banned. What troubles me that smokers often break campus rules by standing right outside building entrances. I’m sure this bugs many nonsmokers too. But is an outright prohibition of smoking the answer? The Shorthorn recently ran an article highlighting the problem and hinting at the solution — “University Police do not give citations for breaking the smoking policy, just warnings.” I’ve never seen an officer warn a smoker, but any parent can tell you that mere warnings won’t stop them from breaking the rules — punishment will. Police should issue citations, not warnings. This will get smokers away from entrances. Don’t let the administration interfere with the rights of people on campus who choose to smoke. — Gene Rhea Tucker is a transatlantic history graduate student and a guest columnist for The Shorthorn

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Here and tHere For students looking for a lastminute “vacation,” here are some popular hot spots for 2009, according to travel agencies All Ports Travel and Riverside Travel and Cruises:

Some UTA students will rein in their spring break plans

1. Cancún, Mexico Cancún is still one of the top international spring break hot spots. MTV Spring Break Headquarters are at the Oasis Cancun hotel. It features white beaches, turquoise waters and more than 200 bars and night clubs that entertain more than 6,000 Spring Breakers nightly. Most flights are already booked, so students must book airline tickets ASAP.

By soHana KutuB Contributor to The Shorthorn

2. Florida (Miami, Tampa, or Fort Lauderdale) Florida offers sunny beaches without the necessary passport for places like Cancún. Plus there’s Walt Disney World. 3. South Padre Island, Texas South Padre Island, off the southern Texas coast in the Gulf of Mexico, is the most popular spring break destination in Texas. It attracts more than half a million college students per year. 4. Port Aransas, Texas Port Aransas, which is about 30 minutes from Corpus Christi, isn’t as popular as South Padre Island but is a popular vacation spot for Spring Breakers. 5. Galveston, Texas For a more budget-friendly trip to a beach, Galveston still attracts spring breakers to get some sun. However, parts of Galveston are still under construction after the damage from Hurricane Ike, so check before you make concrete plans. 6. San Antonio, Texas For those not seeking the beach atmosphere, San Antonio has several tourist attractions like the Riverwalk, the Alamo and Sea World — and it’s right here in Texas. If you’ve opted for a “stay-cation” and are staying here, the DallasFort Worth Metroplex has plenty of opportunities for daytime and nighttime fun. 7. Lake Arlington This 2,250-acre city lake in the southwest corner of the city is popular for boating, sailing, water skiing, fishing and barbecuing. 6300 West Arkansas Lane Arlington, TX 76016 8. Arlington Museum of Art Focused on Texas Art, the Arlington Museum of Art is known as one of the state’s finest contemporary art venues. Free admission. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

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Some performance topics included being true to one’s self, love and recapping memories. Host and alumnus Michael Guinn broke the somber mood by challenging the audience to give him 20 words that he’d use to write a poem by the end of the event. The crowd gave him material like, “blue tights,” “lust” and “orgasmic.” No acts were censored, and performers were encouraged to speak their minds. Those who got the audience riled up were rewarded not with applause but with snaps. Electrical engineering graduate student Shuraih Latifi got

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Yelverton told a group during a lecture for the university’s Business Week. “We are building an entertainment district.” The stadium’s location caused some of the worn—out buildings in north Arlington to be cleared for space, Yelverton said. He showed pictures of the houses that were torn down for the construction and explained that many of them should have been condemned due to disrepair. He also said that the Arlington Municipal Airport was building hangars for people who want to fly in for events. “It is a very interesting project,” Yelverton said. “I am happy to be a part of it. I am proud of it.” He said a 2004 Economic Research Association study indicates the stadium could create 807 jobs in Arlington and 1,940 jobs in Tarrant County and add $2.9 million to the city’s annual fiscal impact in

The Shorthorn: Brad Borgerding

noon-5 p.m. Sunday 201 West Main St. Arlington, TX 76010 9. River Legacy Park A 300-acre park along the Trinity River in the heart of north Arlington, this park provides hiking and biking trails and picnic areas. It’s also good for viewing wildlife. 701 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd. Arlington, TX 76006 10. Six Flags Over Texas The biggest theme park in the Southwest and central states, with 212 acres, is right here in Arlington with roller coasters galore. 2201 Road to Six Flags Arlington, TX 76011 11. Winestyles Wine connoisseurs are available for learning how to taste and purchase wine. 4000 Arlington Highlands Blvd.

some members of the audience laughing with a bit of his comedy act. Before the event, he was sitting in the lounge working on a research paper, but decided to give it a shot when he saw more people come to the tables set up for the event. With his accent imitations, Latifi’s jokes poked fun not only at his Indian culture, but also at American and English backgrounds. His bit focused on the language and culture differences. “It’s not comedy,” he said. “People are different and those differences are what make us important.” The final act was a performance by spoken soul artists Mahogany Dust, a band Guinn invited from Atlanta, Georgia. While most acts spoke 2010. The 2011 Super Bowl alone is predicted to bring $245 million into Arlington, $4.3 million of which will go to the city in annual fiscal impact, according to the study. “We are still waiting to see good vertical development around the stadium,” Yelverton said about other venues in the area. Nearby apartments have already seen effects from the stadium construction. Susan Redmon, marketing director for Bluestone Management, said that The Enclave apartment property has lost residents because of the stadium construction and the traffic concerns. The complex anticipates parking issues from game-day fans following residents into the gated community. But it’s not all negative. “All of the apartments facing the stadium have been preleased,” Redmon said. “One man only plans to be there on game weekends.” aLi Mustansir news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

#165 Arlington, TX 76018 12. Scat Jazz Lounge Named in the February 2009 issue of Downbeat magazine as one of “the Best 100 Jazz Clubs in the World.” 111 W. Fourth Street, Suite 11 Fort Worth, TX 76102 13. Four Day Weekend A improv comedy club that takes suggestions from the audience for each act and makes every show unique to its spectators. Show times: 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday Tickets are $20 (tax included) 312 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX 76102 14. Thursday Night Live at the Dallas Museum of Art Enjoy live jazz and a casual dinner in the Atrium every Thursday or,

about following one’s dreams, the musical pair embodied the idea with their story of how they started performing music. The husband-and-wife team quit their jobs as microbiologists to explore their passion in life. “Working in the lab is a lot better financially but not as productive in following your dreams,” band member Jabarr Dowell said. The night ended too early for everyone who wanted to perform as some suggested they keep the microphones open, so English freshman Justus Berman decided to take matters into his own hands and play his guitar outside. dustin L. dangLi news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

faCts and figures City benefits • The Cowboys have signed a franchise agreement which will keep them in Arlington for 30 years, and they have varying extension and purchase options. • Arlington will receive 5 percent or $500,000 of naming rights • The stadium is owned by the city and the Cowboys lease the facility for $2 million annually Planning work still not complete • Traffic Planning • Intelligent Transportation System Implementation • Road construction until 2011 • Homeland Security • Public Safety Source: Trey Yelverton, deputy city manager for economic development, City of Arlington

for sophisticated small plates and half-price bottles of wine. in Seventeen Seventeen restaurant. 1717 N. Harwood St. Dallas, TX 75201 Sketching in the Galleries at the Dallas Museum of Art Bring your pencils and sketchbooks to improve your drawing ability with direct instruction from professional and practicing artists. Those with any level of experience are welcome. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays

— Sohana Kutub source: www.winestylesstore. com, http://www.ci.arlington.tx.us, www.fourdayweekend.com, www. dallasmuseumofart.com, www.scatjazzlounge.com, www.riverlegacy.org, www.arlingtonmuseum.org, www.sixflags.com/overTexas/index.aspx, www. dallasobserver.com, www.sherlockspubco.com, www.jgilligans.com

Exotic beaches with sun, saltwater, beer and college kids in bikinis and swim trunks is the typical image most people get when hearing “college” and “spring break” in the same sentence. But this year, the economic recession and travel warnings for Mexico affect where students are vacationing. Nursing freshman Amanda Aguilera said she plans to go to Houston to visit family and possibly visit South Padre Island, which is about 30 minutes from the Mexican border — if her mother lets her go. “I am worried about the travel warnings in Mexico,” she said. “I’ve heard of shootings going on there, and my guess is that it could be dangerous anywhere around there. I want to go to Padre, but if it gets bad enough, then I’ll settle for good old Galveston.” Nursing freshman Andrea Landicho said she originally planned to visit South Padre Island, but group members backed out, so she will now go to Florida. The economy is on marketing freshman Megan Brunton’s mind. She said she’s staying on campus for spring break and doesn’t want to do anything that costs money. “Even driving anywhere — I don’t want to spend money on gas,” she said. “I want to save as

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but that was cancelled due to low enrollment, Joyce said. “We wanted to make it more local, so it’d be cheaper than going to Catalina, but give volunteers the same experience by providing them a place to stay at Camp Summit for a week,” he said. The volunteer projects end at 5 p.m. each day, so participants can have free time the rest of the evening. “In Catalina, there are some scheduled opportunities for fun,” he said. “There are snorkeling trips in the morning and night and a kayaking trip in a deserted

much money as possible.” Psychology freshman Bianca Dizon said she’s staying home to save money, because she plans to make several trips this summer. “If the economy wasn’t so bad, I would’ve gone to Austin for a week and rented a condo,” she said. “But I need to be more money-conscious now with the economy the way it is.” Nursing freshman Courtney Gauthier said she’s going to New Orleans to visit her aunt. “It’s a fun city, and there’s always festivals going on,” Gauthier said. “Plus, it’s crawfish season, and there’s always people playing music on the side of the road. You can never be bored in New Orleans.” She said students are making more budget-friendly plans this year. “The economy is so bad now, a lot of people can’t afford to go out to the Bahamas or something, because it’s so overpriced now.” Interdisciplinary studies junior Sarah Loeb said she plans to vacation in Austin to visit her brother and best friend, visit Sixth Street and skydive for her first time. “Originally, I was saving money to go on a cruise,” she said. “But now I decided to just go to Austin, since it’s a lot cheaper.” soHana KutuB news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

island where volunteers will get to camp out for a night.” Joyce said the site they are working with in Galveston doesn’t plan as much for the volunteers, so they’ll have to create their own fun during free time. Garza said spring break is the perfect time to volunteer, because it’s hard to find an opportunity to volunteer during the semester as students get busy with classes and work. “You have the rest of your life to party during spring break,” Garza said. “Once you graduate, you won’t have these opportunities to experience something like this.” soHana KutuB news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

Regents approve resolution to fund UT restoration at Galveston Island AUSTIN — University regents have granted the hurricane-ravaged University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Island a reprieve — provided the Texas Legislature comes through with the cash. UTMB leaders on Tues-

day presented UT System Regents with a plan to rebuild and renovate islandbased facilities of the medical school and, over time, restore it to its pre-Hurricane Ike capacity of 550 beds. However, the plan depends on around $300 million from

the state, in addition to funds the school expects to get from FEMA and insurance. The regents unanimously approved a resolution supporting the plan if the state appropriates the funds.

— The Associated Press

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five years. “We are going to do even more greater things in the next five to ten years,” he said. University officials have said in the past that part of the partnership going forward could be tied to events taking place at the new stadium. Jones said the 3 million square-foot stadium isn’t just a marvel in terms of its architectural feats and amenities but will also serve to draw business to the area and increase the city’s visibility. The stadium won’t only be home to Dallas Cowboys games — Jones and the Cowboys hope it becomes an entertainment center for events ranging from NBA games and other sporting events to concerts. The stadium’s design was chosen in part to draw events like the NCAA Final Four and the upcoming 2011 Superbowl to the area, Jones said. “It cost $40 million to build Texas Stadium,” he said. “Our scoreboards alone cost more than $40 million. For the foreseeable future, it would be difficult for anyone to build a facility that can host the range of events this stadium can.”

The Shorthorn: Michael Rettig

Stephen Jones, Dallas Cowboys chief operating officer and executive vice president, delivered the keynote speech during the Business Week Executive Dinner on Tuesday night in the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom. Jones spoke about plans and details for the Cowboys new stadium, and shared some insight into the inner workings of the football team.

While Jones wasn’t willing to provide detail on events beyond the previously announced 2010 NBA All-Star game, 2011 Superbowl and 2014 NCAA Final Four tournament, he said the Cowboys organization

hopes to see “more college football” than professional football played at the new stadium.

Jason JoyCe news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu


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