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First week parking woes trouble some While spaces may be hard to find, the administration says the problems were expected and happen every semester. By Hillary Gonzales The Shorthorn Staff

Besides purchasing the right books and finding the right classes, UTA students have parking to worry about during this first week of school. Nursing sophomore Stacie Guinn said that on her first day it took her 30 minutes

to find a spot and she was late for her first class. “I paid $115 for a parking permit,” she said. “I should be able to find parking a lot easier. It’s like they’ve taken away parking and haven’t added any to replace.” Aerospace engineering sophomore Christina John said that although it’s been crazy in the morning lately, she’s been lucky. “I’ve been parking by my friend’s dorm,” she said. “I don’t think too many people know about that place so it’s been

pretty easy.” The chaos has forced some students to change the way they usually park, either by getting up earlier or parking farther away. “I’ve been parking farther away than I ever have before,” said political science sophomore Aya Hosch. “I think there are more students than parking spots.” There has also been an increase in students who chose to park in the parking garage, said booth attendant Aubrey

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Campus still concerned with H1N1 Good hand hygene and flu-preventive techniques emphazied in fighting the virus, vaccine will be available in fall. The Shorthorn: Tim Crumpton

The UT arlington marching band performs Wednesday during the Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair as students visit the booths of campus organizations.

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accounting sophomore kadie Engels, far right, tries to keep cool during the annual Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair on Wednesday afternoon at the University Center mall.


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Business management sophomore Tierra Chatmon, left, and Dannie moore, assistant director of multicultural affairs, middle, hand out free snow cones to promote the Department of Multicultural Affairs at the Maverick Cookout & Activities Fair on Wednesday afternoon.

rganizations lured students with information, free candy and other treats during the annual Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair on Wednesday on the University Center mall. The event, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, exposed students to more than 200 campus organizations, 15 local vendors and the opportunities each offered. The Maverick Wake Team was one of many organizations handing out information. Nursing freshman Kim Iley started the sports club this semester after realizing the university did not have a wakeboard team. Iley said she plans to use fundraising to lower dues for the spring semester. The Rocketry Team was another organization on display. President Jason Brown said he wants to expand the program into an aerospace society. The team competes in national contests each semester, such as the Battle of the Rockets in 2009, placing second in the Mars Lander event and first in the high-altitude event during. Burgers, chips and drinks were available for $2 per student. The UTA Marching Band and local group Passing With Zeros performed live while students explored the booths.

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feeding the need for info

More than 200 groups showcased at Activities Fair

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— Tim Crumpton, Stephanie Goddard

By Micaela titus The Shorthorn staff

This fall, the university plans to offer the H1N1 vaccine after all 50 states reported cases of the virus and the World Health Organization declared the spread of H1N1 flu as a global pandemic in June. The school follows the recommended guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Yvonne Medrano, Health Services communications assistant. Medrano said it is very important for everyone to use social distancing, good flu facts hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette Total U.S. 2009 H1N1 Flu Hospibecause the talizations and Deaths as of 10 university a.m. August 20, 2009 can still be affected. reporting States and “Students, Territories: 53* faculty and staff can easHospitalized Cases: 7,983 ily spread flu to others on Deaths: 522 campus as *includes the District of Cowell as in the lumbia, American Samoa, larger comGuam, Puerto Rico and the munity,” MeU.S. Virgin Islands drano said. “According to the CDC, the source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site highest number of cases of 2009 H1N1 flu have been confirmed among people 5-24 years old – most of the UTA community falls into that age group.” According to a Texas Christian University press release, there have been 10 students conH1n1 continues on page 3

student activities

UTA Volunteers organize help for a nonprofit Double the number of people from last year have already signed up to assist Mission Arlington with various tasks. By Bryan BastiBle The Shorthorn senior staff

Instead of resting from the first week of class, UTA Volunteers will give back to the Arlington community Saturday. The volunteers will meet in front of the Mav Express office at 8:30 a.m., then walk to Mission Arlington, located at 210 W. South St. The first 100 people to sign up will get a free T-shirt and free pizza, but there isn’t a registration miSSion continues on page 3

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TODAY Social Work Welcome Week: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., University Center mall.

Drop-in Advising and Info Table: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., University Center mall. Go green to see more green!: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Automation and Robotics Research Institute. Come have lunch and learn free or low-cost behavior changes you can launch in your business. Public entry is $15, $5 for students, faculty and staff. For information, contact Kimberley Jardine at 817-272-5930 or “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”: 2-3 p.m., the Planetarium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni, and $2 for UTA students. For information, contact the Planetarium at 817-272-1183 or Nursing Floats ‘n’ Quotes: 2:45-4 p.m., 549 Pickard Hall. For information, contact School of Nursing at 817-272-2776. Honors College Games Night: 5-8 p.m., Bowling and Billiards, University Center. For information, contact Cathy Pritchett at 817-2727216. UTA Dance Ensemble Auditions: 6-8 p.m., Swift Center dance studio. For information, contact Danielle Georgiou at 214-316-9627 or “Black Holes”: 7-8 p.m., the Planetarium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni, and $2 for UTA students. For information, contact the Planetarium at 817272-1183 or PHC Greek Splash: 7 p.m., Physical Education Building, outdoor pool. For information, call 817-272-2963.

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School supplies drive for Webb Elementary: All day. Donate paper, pens, and other school supplies! You can check your local Wal-Mart for lists of supplies needed. Boxes are located in the lower level of the University Center and in each residence hall office. Contact UTA Volunteers at 817-272-2963. CPR Arlington: 10-11 a.m., Central Library. The university is participating in the CPaRlington to train 10 percent of the population in CPR by the year 2009. The UTA community is invited to attend a free class. TRIO Popsicle Social: 11 a.m.-noon on the UC mall. “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket”: 2-3 p.m., the Planetarium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni, and $2 for UTA students. For information, contact the Planetarium at 817-272-1183 or “Stars at Night are Big and Bright”: 2-3 p.m., the Planetarium. A show with a little bit of everything--planets, stars, and galaxies. This show takes you on a trip from Arlington to the edge of the universe and back. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, $3 for faculty, staff and alumni, and $2 for UTA students. For information, contact the Planetarium at 817-272-1183 or $2 Movie - Coraline: 6-8:30 p.m., the Planetarium. Come see your favorite movies again on our really big screen. For information, contact Planetarium at 817-272-1183 or planetarium@uta. edu

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STEPPING OUT An onlooker at the Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair takes pictures of Phi Beta Sigma and Sigma Lambda Beta members stepping on Wednesday afternoon in the University Center mall.



Opportunity to mingle at pool splash

Pedestrian struck while illegally crossing street near South West and West Mitchell

Tomorrow the Pan-Hellenic Council will sponsor the third annual Greek Splash, open to all students. Admission is $3 per person. The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Physical EduWHEN AND WHERE cation Building’s outdoor pool, located at 7–9 p.m., Thursday 801 Greek Row Drive. Physical Education Building outIn the past, the door pool event drew 100 to 200 people, said RobertThomas Jones, Greek life program coordinator. He emphasized that the event is open to the public and every student is welcome. Fraternity members will showcase numerous aquatic events. Representatives from all four Greek councils on campus will be there: Pan-Hellenic, National Pan-Hellenic, Interfraternity and Multicultural Greek. While this will not be a recruitment event, the Greek Life Web site promotes the event as a great way to meet people and mingle with those in Greek Life and ask questions to those who know best. Participants include Delta Delta Delta sorority, Sigma Lamda Beta sorority and Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

After an accident Wednesday afternoon, assistant police chief Rick Gomez said students should pay more attention to where they’re going when crossing a street. A student, whom Gomez would not name, was hit after attempting to cross the street illegally 300 feet from the South West Street and West Mitchell Street intersection, Gomez said. The driver stopped after hitting the student, he said. UTA Police responded after receiving a call at 3:56 p.m. “She was conscious and was complaining of an injury, but I can’t comment on the seriousness of the injury,” Gomez said. Pedestrians crossing the street illegally can be fined up to $50, Gomez said. Ambulance services transferred the student to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. JPS emergency services would not release the student’s condition without a name. Gomez said pedestrians walking should only cross streets at intersections or designated crosswalks. “I see these students walking around, and they’re just not paying attention,” he said. “A lot of students just assume that the person will just stop. Drivers aren’t always paying attention, and that may cause them to hit pedestrians.” —Johnathan Silver

— Bryan Bastible



Department holding auditions for two plays

Disturbance A loud noise disturbance was reported at 11:51 p.m. at Meadow Run apartments, 415 Summit Drive, and after being spoken to, the student agreed to turn her music down.

All UTA students, regardless of their major, can audition for the plays Noise Off and Book of Days this week. According to the Department of Theatre Arts Web site, Noises Off is a play about a group of clumsy actors attempting to put on a show. Noises Off received four American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards nominations in 1984. Andrew Gaupp, theatre arts department associate chair, will direct this play. Auditions will be held in the Mainstage Theatre. Book of Days is about a young woman who takes on the characteristics of Joan of Arc in order to solve a murder case in the small town she lives in. Auditions will be held in 137 Fine Arts Building. Auditions started Wednesday and will also be today from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Callbacks will be on Friday, said Dennis Maher, director of Book of Days.

Missing Person Officers responded at 6:30 p.m. to Social Work Complex, 211 Cooper St., for a report of a missing child. The child was later located by the father, who is a student. Warrant Service — Misdemeanor During a routine traffic stop at 3:57 p.m. at 303 Lampe St. a non-student was arrested for outstanding traffic warrants from Arlington Police Department.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

in Texas

in THe worlD

Mexico’s new drug use law worries US police MEXICO CITY — Mexico now has one of the world’s most liberal laws for drug users after eliminating jail time for small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and even heroin, LSD and methamphetamine. “All right!” said a grinning Ivan Rojas, a rail-thin 20-year-old addict who endured police harassment during the decade he has spent sleeping in Mexico City’s gritty streets and subway stations. But stunned police on the U.S. side of the border say the law contradicts President Felipe Calderon’s drug war, and some fear it could make Mexico a destination for drugfueled spring breaks and tourism. Tens of thousands of American college students flock to Cancun and Acapulco each year to party at beachside discos offering wet T-shirt contests and all-you-can-drink deals. “Now they will go because they can get drugs,” said San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne. “For a country that has experienced thousands of deaths from warring drug cartels for many years, it defies logic why they would pass a law that will clearly encourage drug use.” Enacted last week, the Mexican law is part of a growing trend across Latin America to treat drug use as a public health problem and make room in overcrowded prisons for violent traffickers rather than small-time users. Brazil and Uruguay have already eliminated jail time for people carrying small amounts of drugs for personal use, although

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School grieves teen killed in awning collapse BRIDGEPORT, Texas — Friends left flowers, pictures, teddy bears and messages at a makeshift memorial Wednesday inside a Texas high school after one teenager died and another was injured when a storefront awning fell on them. Counselors were available at the 600-student high school, where classes had started for the year just a day before Tuesday’s accident. Superintendent Eddie Bland said he spoke to the staff Wednesday morning. “I said that I know we’re heartbroken, but it’s OK to be heartbroken,” he told The Associated Press. “I wanted to reassure them that we understand, and we’re going to do everything in our power to help the families, the students and the community get through this.” Leslie Denison and Rebekah Logan, both 17 and seniors, were jogging on the sidewalk in downtown Bridgeport after school when they were hit by a falling 40-foot section of aluminum awning and some concrete and bricks from the building to which it was attached.

AP Photo/Guillermo Arias

Victor Moreno, 40, a drug addict with a 20 year-old habit, shoots up on a street corner near the international border in Tijuana, Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. Mexico now has some of the most liberal laws in the world for drug users after eliminating jail time for tiny amounts of marijuana, cocaine and even heroin, LSD and methamphetamine. possession is still considered a crime in Brazil. Argentina’s Supreme Court ruled out prison for pot possession on Tuesday and officials say they plan to propose a law keeping drug consumers out of the justice system. Colombia has decriminalized marijuana and cocaine for personal use, but kept penalties for other drugs. Officials in those countries say they are not legalizing drugs — just drawing a line between users, dealers and traffickers amid a fierce drug war. Mexico’s law toughens

penalties for selling drugs even as it relaxes the law against using them. “Latin America is disappointed with the results of the current drug policies and is exploring alternatives,” said Ricardo Soberon, director of the Drug Research and Human Rights Center in Lima, Peru. As Mexico ratcheted up its fight against cartels, drug use jumped more than 50 percent between 2002 and 2008, according to the government, and today prisons are filled with addicts, many under the age of 25.

House Democrats endorse Schieffer AUSTIN, Texas — Democrat Tom Schieffer picked up endorsements Wednesday for his run for governor from Democratic leaders in the Texas House, further solidifying support for the Fort Worth businessman and former ambassador. The endorsements come after other prominent candidates decided this summer not to enter the party’s 2010 primary. The legislators praised the credentials of Schieffer, a former state lawmaker who served as ambassador to Japan and Australia under Republican President George W. Bush. The House members said they weren’t trying to send a signal to others to stay out of the Democratic race. “What you’re hearing today from all of us has nothing to do with who may get in or out of the race or whether they have worked in one place or another ... We’re going to work to convince our colleagues to work with Ambassador Schieffer,” said Rep. Pete Gallego of Alpine, chairman of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee. “This is the best candidate for Texas, and that’s what we’re interested in.”

– The Associated Press

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deadline. As of Tuesday buzz around it this year, beafternoon, 98 people were cause last year it was newer signed up — almost double and people may not have from the year before, said heard about it as much,” UTA Volunteers adviser she said. The group’s volunteer P.K. Kelly. Kelly said it’s important work means a great deal, to get people involved early said Tillie Burgin, Mission in the year so they discover Arlington executive directhat it’s fulfilling and de- tor. “Any time the UTA cide to continue. Vo l u n t e e r s U T A come, we are Volunteers better,” she President said. “We Stephanie get lots of Fenniri work done said work and they’re at Mission fun to work Arlington with.” will deC o m pend on munication what they technology are need senior Kesto do. For hia Beatexample, Stephanie Fenniri, UTA tie said she they could Volunteers president is thinking clean up about atthe clinic, tending on sort clothes Saturday. It or sort would be her through first time. the food “I just wanted to go and pantry. “A big part of college is see what it’s like,” she said. Biology sophomore Esstepping out of your comfort zone. By stepping out peranza Trujillo said she and volunteering you’re will volunteer to meet new putting others first, and people and help them. “We’re all the same. that helps in your personal development,” Fenniri said. Some of us are just less Fenniri said she expects fortunate,” she said. the number of volunteers to continue to grow. Bryan BasTiBle “I think there’s more

“A big part of college is stepping out of your comfort zone.”

To reGisTer To parTicipaTe wiTH Mavs on a Mission: E-mail your name, shirt size and contact information to Meet outside the Mav Express Office at 8:30 a.m.


lost, but more have been added.” According to the parking office, although some continued from page 1 spots were lost last spring Williams. The cost of the due to construction, more first hour remains $2.25, than 150 spots have been added to various but each hour lots. thereafter has “There’s plenincreased from ty of parking for $1.75 to $2.00. students,” said “It’s a lot easier Parking Office to park here than manager Mary other places,” she Mabry. “I think said. “It’s in a very the problem is convenient place.” that it’s the first Assistant poweek and not lice chief Rick Rick Gomez, Assiseveryone knows Gomez said the tant police chief where to go or problem isn’t lack aren’t taking adof parking and vantage of the that these difficulties are typical of the shuttle bus.” first week of school. “We anticipate traffic and parking problems every fall,” he said. Hillary Gonzales “Parking spots have been

AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Emily Rasinski

Carolyn Stefanski, nurse manager at the Saint Louis University vaccine center, gives a shot to Nicholas Sarakas, 25, of St. Peters, during an H1N1 vaccination trial at SLU Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. on Aug. 10, 2009. Other trial locations include Baylor College of Medicine, Saint Louis University, University of Iowa, University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and Vanderbilt University.

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firmed to have H1N1 flu. The CDC recently reported that influenza has declined in the United States but there are still elevated levels of influenza activity for this time of the year. Nursing freshman Kelsey Malcolm said many events were cancelled her senior year in high school because of swine flu but it didn’t prompt her to do anything different. “Right now the seasonal flu kills more people annually than the swine flu,” Malcolm said. “My mom has been a nurse for more than 20 years and I didn’t change anything when the outbreak occurred. I think people were overreacting.” She said that people are going to get the vaccine just because it is available but she thinks that shouldn’t be an excuse for people to stop being sanitary and safe. Journalism senior Theresa Casey said that when the national outbreak occurred she stopped letting her kids go to the community park after becoming more aware of other children in public areas. She said she doesn’t plan to get the vaccine unless there is an outbreak in her children’s school or their church. “I received a lot of information from my family doctor when the outbreak became more intense,” Casey said. “I live in a small community and if I take the proper precautions then the vaccine may not be necessary.” University spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said she hopes students understand that it’s not just about learning H1N1 flu prevention but also putting it into practice. She said students should use hand sanitizer in group areas like the library, residence halls and the Uni-

cDc leery of esTiMaTes aBouT swine flu’s Toll WASHINGTON — Government health officials are urging people not to panic over estimates of 90,000 people dying from swine flu this fall. “Everything we’ve seen in the U.S. and everything we’ve seen around the world suggests we won’t see that kind of number if the virus doesn’t change,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a C-SPAN interview taped Wednesday. While the swine flu seems quite easy to catch, it so far hasn’t been more deadly than the flu strains seen every fall and winter — many people have only mild illness. And close genetic tracking of the new virus as it circled the globe over the last five months so far has shown no sign that it’s mutating to become more virulent. Still, the CDC has been preparing for a worst-case flu season as a precaution — in July working from an estimate slightly more grim than one that made headlines this week — to make sure that if the virus suddenly worsened or vaccination plans fell through, health authorities would know how to react. On Monday the White House released a report from a group of presidential advisers that included a scenario where anywhere from 30 percent to half of the population could catch what doctors call the “2009 H1N1” flu, and death possibilities ranged from 30,000 to 90,000. In a regular flu season, up to 20 percent of the population is infected and 36,000 die. “We don’t think that’s the most likely scenario,” CDC flu specialist Dr. Anne Schuchat said of the presidential advisers’ high-end tally. What’s really expected this year? CDC won’t speculate, finding a numbers game pointless as it tries to balance getting a largely complacent public to listen to its flu instructions without hyping the threat. Along with how the virus itself continues to act, the ultimate toll depends on such things as vaccinations beginning as planned — currently set for midOctober — and whether the people who need them most get them. CDC also is working to help hospitals keep the not-so-sick from crowding emergency rooms and to properly target anti-flu drugs to the most vulnerable. What is likely: A busy flu season that starts earlier than usual, Schuchat told The Associated Press. This new H1N1 strain never went away over the summer, infecting children at summer camps in particular. – The Associated Press versity Center. This fall, the university continues to caution students about H1N1 virus by posting frequently asked questions on the university Web site, e-mailing newsletters and installing hand sanitizer pumps throughout the campus. The university is encouraging students to get tested for the virus at the

Health Services if they experience flulike symptoms and get the vaccination when it is made available. The H1N1 vaccine will be administered in two doses.

Micaela TiTus

about sports Mark Bauer, managing editor Sports publishes Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Page 4

Chalk Talk


sPorTs QuoTeworTHy “there is no room in your mind for negative thoughts. the busier you keep yourself with the particulars of shot assessment and execution, the less chance your mind has to dwell on the emotional. this is sheer intensity.”

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remember Check out the 2009 volleyball preview in tomorrow’s sports section. Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cross CounTry

Incoming freshmen class brings depth and talent to running squad

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inTramural CalenDar Team Sports Bowling Entry date Sept. 4 Preseason Flag Football Tournament Entry date Sept. 8 Flag Football Entry date Sept. 9 Softball Entry date Sept. 16 Volleyball Entry date Sept. 23 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Entry date Sept. 30 Indoor Soccer Entry date Oct. 7

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UTA’s Caroline Erlingson, right, runs during the 31st Annual North Texas Invitational last year at UNT. With 13 incoming freshman, Coach Sauerhage believes the Mavericks will be competitive and strong for years to come.

3-on-3 Basketball Entry date Oct. 21 3-on-3 Wheelchair Basketball Entry date Nov. 16 Individual Sports Tennis Entry date Sept. 2

With 13 new athletes, Coach Sauerhage said the Mavericks will be competitive and strong for years. by Travis DeTHerage The Shorthorn staff

Fantasy Football Entry date Sept. 4 College Football Pick ‘Em Entry date Sept. 4 Racquetball Entry date Sept. 16 Billiards Tournament Entry date Sept. 23 Foosball Tournament Entry date Sept. 30 Fantasy Basketball Entry date TBA Badminton Entry date Nov. 15 Table Tennis Entry date Nov. 19 Poker Tournament Entry date Nov. 23 NCAA College Football ‘10 Tournament Entry date Dec. 3 College Football Bowl Pick ‘Em Entry date TBA

Two words describe the incoming cross country freshmen: talented and deep. With eleven incoming freshmen on the men’s side and two on the women’s side, the coach said the group has the makings of a good cross country team not only for this year, but for years to come. John Sauerhage returns for his fifteenth season as coach for the track and field and cross country programs and he said he’s excited about the entering freshmen on the cross country team. “It will bode well for our cross country team as well as our track team, to work with this big of a group. It’s exciting and it’s really going to help our team,” Sauerhage said. “We had a lot of offers, which made a very good year of recruiting. We attracted a lot of athletes this year.” Since 1989, Sauerhage has coached nine athletes to individual conference championships in cross country. Grapevine native Anthony Groom ran a personal record of 4:18 in the mile. He also placed first in the 800 meter in his junior and senior year in high school and 1600 meter at the District 5A meet. He wants to major in

kinesiology and become a coach. “I’m looking forward to running with guys that are better than me, because on my high school team I was the best and it got kind of old after a while,” Groom said. “I want to help the team score at conference and do well in cross country.” Cody Widener’s Klein oak high school team was four time district champion. Widener was also on the allstate team. “I want to be in the top five this year, do well at conference. Help the team place higher in conference,” Widener said. He also said he chose UTA because of the strong track and cross county programs. Hance Loyd, another freshman, won 2007-2008 back to back district championships. He was also 2008 Region 1 champion and 2008 Division 2A state champion at Holliday High School. “I hope to be one of the top cross country runners on the team and maybe one of the top outdoor, indoor runners as well,” Loyd said. He said he is also looking forward to running indoor track, an event he has never participated in before. The two freshmen women, Sophia Yousefi and Marissa paz, have the same attitude entering the new year. “I want to contribute to a conference championship, but other than that,

let the games begin

oTHer fresHmen To waTCH ... Aaron Gill was second - team all-state. He was also first-team all-region and was a district champion at Caddo Mills High School. He was honored as being listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Athletes. He plans on majoring in accounting. Holten Hemby was MVP his senior year at Weatherford High School for track and field. His three mile run of 17:04 was a personal record at the Region 1 championships. Kevin Vazquez attended Hanna High School in Brownsville and was a part of the District 32-5A team championship for Hanna.

support the girls and give some leadership,” paz said. paz finished in the top 10 percent at her high school in El paso. She was voted most athletic and was athlete of the year in District 4A. Sauerhage has won coach of the year honors in cross country. He has one such award on the men’s side and two on the women’s side. Sauerhage is looking forward to work with the teams. “This group is young, talented, very competitive,” Sauerhage said. “In the long haul, we’re going to be patient with them and see where it leads us.” Travis DeTHerage

Bowling to flag football, men and women, campus activities abound

volleyball and flag football. Entry fees for softball, volleyball and flag football are $20, and Students interested in athletics around the bowling has a weekly $18 fee per team. Flag footuniversity have many opportunities as Campus ball generated the most interest from students last year, Barfield said. Recreation offers a variety of in“Flag football in the fall is tramural sports for the fall. the most popular sport. Football Intramurals are a way for How To ParTiCiPaTe is king in Texas, and that is restudents to meet people as flected on this campus,” he said. well as stay active, said Drew Teams signing up will Along with the flag football Barfield, intramural sports and need to designate a team league, a pre-season flag football sport clubs assistant director. manager. tournament is scheduled Sept. Criminal justice junior QuinTeam managers must 10. Teams will need to pay a $10 ton Thompson played softball submit a roster and entry entry fee for participating in the and flag football in previous sefee by the entry date. single-elimination contest. mesters, and said he plans on Managers must submit the An ultimate Frisbee tourparticipating again this year. team information to the nament is slated Sept. 30. The “It is a good way for people Maverick Activities Center competition will be free for all Service and Information to get involved around campus. teams, with a 20-team limit. Desk. You can just get a team of you Intramurals offer men’s, Players that don’t have and your friends together and go women’s and co-recreational a team but are looking to out there and play,” Thompson teams. A men’s freshman team play are able to sign up for said. is planned for flag football this the free agent program at In addition to staying active, the MAC. Managers will be year. Tak Momose, intramural Barfield said intramurals are a able to get these un-signed sports and sport clubs coordinagood coping mechanism for tenplayers, or a new team tor, said intramurals are set up sion. can be formed if there are for students to interact with one “School can be a stressful enough free agents. another. thing for students, and the in“This will be a good opportramurals are a good way for tunity for students to play sports students to relieve that stress,” that they like,” he said. “It is also Barfield said. Registration opened for four team-sporting a good way for them to meet people, especially events set for the fall season. Teams can pick incoming freshmen.” up registration sheets at the Maverick Activities Trevor Harris Center. Students can choose bowling, softball, by Trevor Harris The Shorthorn staff

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Part time Childcare 3:00-5:30 MWF; 3:00-5:00 Tu; 4:00-5:00 Th=10.5 hrs a week $8.50 per hr. N. Arl. Must have car, be energetic, love kids, prior childcare exp. (817)729-0631 email:

General Part Time Help needed for a State Vehicle Inspector. We are located about two blocks from UTA. Please apply in person 8-10am Mon-Sat. No experience needed for the right person. Flexible hours. 817-275-0341 Fort Worth Symphony Ticket Office seeks p/t reps

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Wimbledon Home/Rooms 2700 sq. ft. 3BR/ 2.5 B, pool, double garage, fenced yard, Perfect for roommates. 10 mins. from UTA. $1450 house/ $475 for rooms. 254-898-1000 or

ROOMMATE WANTED: Many roads lead to my house on a tree-lined street in Grand Prairie (next to I-20 & 161 and 2 minutes from 360). I am a retired teacher looking for a female roommate. Plenty of part-time work in area. 15 minutes from UTA. $350 rent includes utilities, Townhomes wireless internet, basic cable TOWNHOME SALE OR and full use of kitchen. LEASE Large 3/2.5 w/2 CP ready for move in. Lots of or call (214) 708-4142 trees on greenbelt! 230 WestQUIET LUXURY HOME view Terr. $89,900 sale. Rooms for rent (ABP) Fur$1,300 lease. Call Amy at nished with Internet and Pri(817) 543-0000 vate Parking. $450/ mo Loc at I-20 & HWY 360 TRANSPORTATION (817) 938-7476

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HOUSING Roommate wanted, room to rent. South Arlington, Park Spring & I-20. No smokers or pets, international students welcome. $450/mo. leave message. 214-636-5408

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$640/1BR-JCC NEAR UTA Only one at this price! (Johnson Creek Crossing). Great 1 BR/1 Bath for students. Assume 11 month lease by August 31, 2009. Luxury student housing- walking distance to UTA campus. Great amenities: fully furnished, free cable, free Wi-Fi, free W/ D, gated parking garage, & much more. Call 817-925-8593 or email for details concerning the lease.

ROOMS IN LAKEHOUSE I am a former UTA international student living in a fabulous lakehouse on the shore of Lake Arlington 10 miles from campus. I am renting out two bedrooms for two UTA students for $550/ month each incl utilities. Prefer Graduate/ international students. For more info email


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DR. RUTH Q: Can you please explain the phenomenon of female ejaculation? And is the "squirting" featured in porn real, or is it just urine?

reality, whatever the nature of the fluid that is shown. Q: My girlfriend often reaches orgasm before I do during intercourse. We have extended foreplay (which works most of the time), but we would like to extend the actual intercourse part so we may both reach orgasm relatively at the same time. How can we do this?

A: I wish I could explain this phenomenon; however, there is no scientific evidence for this squirting that I have come across, and I ask gynecologists about this all the time. From the many letters and e-mails I get on the subject, I can say that A: It's usually women anecdotally there are who complain about this, women who experience a Dr. Ruth because after a man has gushing of liquid. I know Send your an orgasm, it may be there are people who say questions to Dr. it comes from a vestigial Ruth Westheimer some time before he can have another erection and (as this gland is found c/o King resume intercourse. But if only in men) prostate Features gland that women have, Syndicate, 235 E. a woman has had an orgasm, there is nothing but again, there is no 45th St., New stopping her from continproof of that. What I say York, NY 10017 uing to engage in interto women is that it's OK to see if you can have a gushing course. The only problem might orgasm, and if you do, there's noth- come from a lack of lubrication, ing to be ashamed of, but don't try once she is no longer aroused, but too hard or blame your partner if he that can be solved by adding some can't create one, because clearly artificial lubrication. So if she's this is not a phenomenon encoun- stopping intercourse because of distered by most women. And as to comfort, try using a lubricant, and what you might see in porn films, see if that solves the problem. chalk it up to special effects, not

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Events UTA Radio is looking for a Band to play at Fall Event, Oct. 3rd. For more info Contact Michelle Leverett at 214-815-3142

AFTERSCHOOL TUTOR Looking for a smart, energetic young lady to provide afterschool care and tutoring services to 11-year old girl. 4 to 6 p.m., $100 p/ wk plus gas. Near Joe Pool Lake. References Required. 972-948-7064.

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Legendary politician, campus visitor, remembered by Mavs Democrat and liberal, Kennedy drew kind words from both camps. By Nicole luNa The Shorthorn staff

In 1960 he was campaigning on campus — then Arlington State College — for his brother, President John F. Kennedy. Now, with his death, the Kennedy dynasty is on the verge of vanishing. Known as a political giant and a soaring figure for the Democratic Party, who took one of the most famous political families’ reins after his two older brothers were assassinated, Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., died at age 77 on Wednesday morning. Kennedy was diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2008 and fought a battle lasting more than a year. His son said he lived longer than the doctors expected him to, according to ABC News. He was the longestserving senator in history — 47 years. “He was sort of a Shakespearean tragic figure,” said Allan Saxe, political science associate professor. “He could have risen so high, but his personal life kept him out of the White House.” Although there was controversy surrounding Kennedy’s personal life, it never held him back from his senatorial career, Saxe said. “He was a great orator,” Saxe said. “In his prime, he could deliver a speech like no other.” Saxe said Kennedy was a great spokesperson for minimum wage and instrumental in changing immigration law, and these laws changed people’s lives dramatically. College Republicans President Matthew Foster commended Kennedy’s work on immigration issues and reaching

A torch extinguished: Ted Kennedy dies the associated Press

HYANNIS PORT, Mass. — A black shroud with a vase of white roses draped a desk in the Senate on Wednesday. There was no more shock of white hair, booming voice or pointed finger in the heat of debate. Ted Kennedy, the last of the Kennedys who fascinated the nation with their ambition, style, idealism, tragedies — and sometimes sheer recklessness — is dead at 77. With his passing, the Senate lost its dominant liberal and one of its legendary dealmakers. The nation lost what remained of “Camelot,” the already distant era of the family dynasty. Edward Moore Kennedy was the last of the famous brothers: John the assassinated president, Robert the assassinated senator and presidential candidate, Joseph the aviator killed in action in World War II when Ted was 12. The Massachusetts senator’s extended political family of fellow Democrats and rival Republicans, steeled for his death since his brain-tumor diagnosis a year ago yet still jarred by it, joined in mourn-

ing. His own presidential bid a failure 30 years ago, Kennedy just last year jumped into a fractious Democratic presidential nomination fight to side with Barack Obama, giving the Illinois senator a boost that had the air of a family anointment. “For his family, he was a guardian,” Obama said Wednesday. “For America, he was a defender of a dream.” The president, vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, was awakened after 2 a.m. and told of Kennedy’s death. He spoke soon after with the senator’s widow, Victoria, and ordered flags flown at halfstaff on all federal buildings. Kennedy will be buried Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery after a funeral Mass in Boston. He will lie in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston before that. Also buried at Arlington, the military cemetery overlooking the capital city, are John and Robert Kennedy; John Kennedy’s wife, Jacqueline; their baby son, Patrick, who died after two days, and their stillborn child.

Courtesy: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

In this file photo from September 30, 1960, Ted Kennedy, left, brother of Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, talks with Ricky Rapfogel, co-chairman of Teens for Kennedy, and Sam Houston Allred, University of Texas Law School student, during a rally at Arlington State College.

across party lines. “Senator Kennedy had a true passion for his job and dedication for the American people,” Foster said. “He’s a great example of the saying ‘you can disagree without being disagreeable.’ Although we disagree on most issues, his passion for democracy and the American

people will certainly be missed.” History professor Jerome Rodnitzky said everyone saw Kennedy as the end of the family dynasty, even though he lived in the shadow of his two brothers, John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Saxe said Kennedy was first and foremost a Democrat and

liberal, but wouldn’t be forgotten, even if some didn’t like him. But after Kennedy’s death, the family doesn’t have many prominent figures left. “The Kennedy candle is dimming,” he said. Nicole luNa

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Visitors sign condolence books at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston Wednesday, the day after Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, last surviving brother in an American political dynasty, died at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer. Kennedy will lie in repose at the Presidential Library before the funeral.


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