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Accounting sophomore Maria Bravo and her team wait for the start of their race on Thursday during the finals of Bed Races at Maverick Stadium.

ing history senior Ricky Pence, painted their upper bodies to resemble the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. “I figured what better represents the ’80s and martial arts than the BY TAYLOR CAMMACK Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” The Shorthorn staff Pence said. Bed Races celebrated its 30th Though this was his first Bed anniversary on Thursday with flair Races, he said he felt confident in as more than 1,900 students, many his team and their costumes. garbed for the event’s ’80s theme, “I’m feeling good, feeling strong,” flocked to Maverick Stadium. Pence said. “I’m feeling the inspiKnee-high socks ration of the Teenage and spandex were For more photos and a Mutant Ninja Turtles in abundance as a video of the event, visit right now, you know. DJ blasted I think I’m channelsetting hits from ling it.” ’80s artists like His group went on Aerosmith and the to win the prize for B-52s. the “Best Dressed Group.” Many teams, like the University Bryce Conner, a racer for “FLOC Martial Arts Association, put special of Seagulls,” a group from Freshmen thought and effort into their ’80s costuming. The club’s members, includRACES continues on page 8

More than 1,900 attended the ’80s-themed Bed Races at Maverick Stadium Thursday.

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Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus sits in the dugout during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 of baseball’s American League Division Series on Sunday in Arlington. The Rays won 5-2.

The team has to deliver in Tampa Bay if it hopes to take the series for the first time.


appearance was the shortest postseason start ever for a pitcher recording at least seven strikeouts. The result was a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, and a 2-2 tie in the American League Division Series with the teams traveling to St. Petersburg for a decisive Game 5 Tuesday at Tropicana Field. “This is what it’s all about,” Ranger manager Ron Washington said. “It’s down to one game.” Hunter entered Sunday’s game with a 7-0 record at home this

Pink trailer brings MORE FUN cancer awareness than the average campus BY J.C. DERRICK

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Tommy Hunter made history Sunday afternoon at Rangers Ballpark, but not the kind he wanted. With the Texas Rangers trying to win a playoff series for the first time in club history, Hunter’s

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure and UTA use numbers and stories to push awareness. BY EDNA HORTON The Shorthorn staff

“Mom you are missed, but we are still here fighting,” was written on a poster that was a part of a bright pink trailer used to spread breast cancer awareness and education. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation and UTA Health Services sponsored Komen On the Go coming to campus. Komen On the Go is a campaign in which a large, pink trailer that travels around the country, raises awareness for breast cancer prevention and research. Kim Kirchhoff, Komen On the

Go employee, said the group has two educational trailers that tour from Tennessee to California and have been touring since 2004. She said she joined in 2006 and the cause has helped to raise awareness for young people who think the disease can’t happen to them. “I have seen survivors as young as 16 and 17 years old,” she said. Kirchhoff said the tour lets young people know they should give themselves self-exams and should start getting clinical exams every three years after the age of 20, and every year after 40. It’s the third year the trailer has stopped at UTA, said Donielle Smith, Health Services health promotion and substance abuse education coordinator. The purpose is to KOMEN continues on page 7

season, but was tagged with the loss after lasting just four innings. He finished allowing no walks and six hits on 73 pitches. Hunter said although he felt good on the mound, the Rays took advantage of some mistake pitches. “In the postseason, a couple of balls will cost you the game,” he said. The Rays scored an unearned run in the second to go on top RANGERS continues on page 6


CReWMaN members conduct groundbreaking research using smart environments and network sensors. Because of his research, he was offered an internship with Sun Labs, Oracle. This research is being studied BY ASHLEY BRADLEY by Di Francesco with CReWMaN, The Shorthorn staff which is the Center for Research in Research assistant Mario Di Wireless Mobility and Networking. On Oct. 7 and 8, CReWMaN Francesco is conducting research a symposium in Nedderman to further health care for Walk elderly,to held Great amenities. Sleep late. class.

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FRIDAY Warrant Service-Misdemeanor At 1 a.m., a resident of Centennial Court apartments, 800 Bering Drive, was given a campus citation for loud noise. The student was later arrested for three outstanding warrants out of Arlington. The case was cleared by arrest.

Fire Alarm Officers, at 7:50 p.m., went to the Maverick Activities Center, 500 Nedderman Drive, to investigate a fire alarm activation. Officers identified the student who pulled the alarm and no criminal intent was apparent. The case was cleared with no further action. Investigation An officer investigated information from a student regarding illegal drugs being used in a student’s apartment at 12:32 p.m. at 709 Mitchell St. The case is still active. Disturbance At 12:57 p.m. an officer went to Pickard Hall, 411 S. Nedderman Drive, in reference to a disturbance. A student was escorted out of a classroom. The case was cleared with no further action.

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Charting Chartered Companies: Concessions to Companies, Maps 1600–1900: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Library sixth floor. Free and open to all. For information, contact Erin O’ Malley at 817-272-2179.

Music Honors Recital: 7:30–8:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall. Fine Arts Building Room 115. Free. For information, contact the Music Department at 817-272-3471.

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RACK ’EM UP John Bacsik, mechanical and aerospace engineering freshman, plays pool on Sunday in the University Center Bowling and Billiards. Bacsik is on the UTA billiards team and spends about three hours a day practicing.

One Mic Stand: Comedy Series: 7:30– 9 p.m. University Center Rosebud Theatre. Free. Ticket required. For information, contact EXCEL Campus Activities at 817-272-2963. Private Collection, Part II: All day. Fine Arts Building. For information, contact the College of Liberal Arts at 817-272-3291.

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Hermanns Lectures focus on the influences of food Some guest speakers will claim food is a crucial product in literature.

The eight speakers include Maryland University alumna Catherine Field speaking about the “Unbitten Apple: Food, Identity, and Female Desire in Twilight” and Josephine Caldwell Ryan, a lecturer at Southern Methodist University, will speak on “Hallelujah Diet.” “We looked for professors that had written about food and we were going through peoples’ networks,” Tutt said. “We went through the Anthropology Department looking for people who had written about food and culture.” Tigner said the lectures would focus on how food functions in literature as a trope. She said some people will talk about early modern cookbooks and how they informed the culture at large. Celebrity chef Rick Bayless is also a speaker for the lecture series. Tigner said the Hermanns committee went to the Office of President and they worked with the committee to get Bayless. “His specialty is Mexican cuisine,” Tigner said. “Bayless was originally an anthropology student in Mexico. He has a real understanding of academic interests in food.” Finance sophomore Chipo Size


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Jay Cantrell Exhibit: All day. Architecture Building Room 206. For information, contact Robert Rummel-Hudson at rhudson@uta. edu or 817-272-2314.

Fundamental Skills for Supervisors and Managers: 2–4 p.m. Wetsel Building Room 200. Free. Registration required. For information, contact Human Resources/ Employment Services at 817-272-3461 or

College Park Groundbreaking: 10-11:30 a.m. College Park District. UTA Boulevard to Mitchell Street. Free.

THURSDAY Minor Accident At 9:41 p.m., an officer investigated a minor accident in Lot 33, 800 UTA Blvd. There were no injuries. The case was cleared with no further action.

Maverick Orientation Leader Interest Session: 9:30–10:30 a.m. University Center Concho Room. Free. For information, contact Brian Joyce at or 817-2723213.

Food is essential to life, and a lecture series out of the English Department will show that food can also give people a glimpse into other cultures. The English Department’s annual Hermanns Lectures runs from Oct. 13 to 15. The topic for this year’s lectures is how food relates to literature and culture. Amy Tigner, English assistant professor and the Hermanns committee chairman, said the topic naturally grew out of last year’s topic, which focused on environmentalism. “A lot of graduate students are very interested in issues of sustainability and eco-criticism, and food is a major aspect of that,” said Thomas Tutt, English graduate student and committee member. Tigner said Wednesday’s lectures are only for graduate students who were invited, but most of Thursday and Friday’s lectures are open to the public.

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Mavs fail to de-rail Sugar Bears off win streak First-place Central Arkansas held the Mavericks to a .090 hitting percentage.



MONDAY Fantasy Basketball entries due When: 7 p.m. Where: Maverick Activities Center

BY JESSE DETIENNE The Shorthorn staff

With the Metroplex flooded with big games this weekend, the volleyball team’s loss to Central Arkansas in four sets, 25-23, 17-25, 22-25, 18-25, went largely unnoticed. The first-place Sugar Bears (17-6, 7-0) held the Mavericks to a .090 hitting percentage in the match, which has been its strength all season, ranking first in the Southland Conference in that regard. “If you don’t have your A-game, you’re not going to beat one of the best teams in your conference,” head coach Diane Seymour said. Central Arkansas has won 29 consecutive conference matches. The Mavericks (9-11, 3-3) started off with precision in the first set, hitting .256 while three Sugar Bear freshmen started the game with apparent first-set jitters. The Mavericks got three kills from junior hitter Tara Frantz in the first set, the only set they would win. “We tried to use Set One’s win to our advantage, the team tried to jump on it and make something of it,” Frantz said. The team never took off from there, with sloppy play costing the Mavericks the win. The Mavericks would have eight ball-handling errors, a season high, and hit .032 the rest of the way. Junior hitter Amanda Aguilera got her third consecutive double-double in the loss with 14 kills and 16 digs, but on Saturday it came with 12 attack errors. “I played with some frustration toward the end, with a lot of errors. I needed to go for more balls that I rely on some of the other girls to go for,” Aguilera said. The Sugar Bears’ Jessica Nagy, standing at 6 feet 2 inches, tallied 13

THURSDAY Softball vs. Navarro Junior College (doubleheader) Game 1: 4:30 p.m. Game 2: 6:30 p.m. Where: Allan Saxe Field

VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS Central Arkansas UTA Kills — UTA: 43 Digs — UTA: 84 Assists — UTA: 41 Blocks — UTA: 10


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FRIDAY Maverick Madness When: 10:30 p.m. Where: Maverick Activities Center Maverick Madness: The event will introduces the 2010-11 basketball teams and will feature scrimmages, a three-point contest, and a slamdunk contest. Potential contestants need to be in the MAC by 8 p.m. to tryout for the contests.

Standings East SLC Central Arkansas 7-0 Lamar 4-2 Nicholls 3-3 Northwestern State 2-5 Southeastern Louisiana 1-5 McNeese State 1-5

Overall 17-6 8-9 10-8 10-9 10-13 7-14

West SLC UTSA 5-1 Texas State 4-2 UTA 3-3 Sam Houston State 3-3 Stephen F. Austin 2-4 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 2-4

Overall 11-9 11-9 9-11 9-12 9-12 8-11


Koenig wins again as women take Stampede

UP NEXT vs. Stephen F. Austin When: 7 p.m. Where: Texas Hall Radio: Dig Pink: The Mavericks will wear custom-made pink jerseys for the match against the Lumberjacks in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

kills with a .333 hitting percentage, while Chloe Smith also totaled 13 kills to lead the Central Arkansas attack. The Mavericks host Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Texas Hall. JESSE DETIENNE

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Junior outside hitter Amanda Aguilera, No. 14, spikes the ball during the Mavericks’ 3-1 loss to Central Arkansas on Saturday in Texas Hall. The Mavericks’ next matchup is at 7 p.m. on Thursday against Stephen F. Austin in Texas Hall and it is also UTA’s “Dig Pink” match, during which the players will wear pink jerseys to raise breast cancer awareness.

Freshman runner Emily Koenig won for the third time this weekend, finishing with a time of 17 minutes, 40 seconds in Saturday’s McNeese State Cowboy Stampede in Lake Charles, La. The women’s team Emily Koenig finished first in the meet led by Koenig and teammates Amanda McMahon, who finished sixth with an 18:14 time, and Jennifer Carey, who took seventh only 19 seconds behind McMahon. Cody Widener led the men’s team with a 20:21 ninth-place finish in the four-mile run. — Sam Morton

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Pakistan opens Afghanistan border closed after U.S. strike

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ISLAMABAD — Trucks bearing NATO supplies began flowing again Sunday across a critical border crossing into Afghanistan, opened a day earlier than expected by Pakistan and ending a blockade that had raised tensions between Washington and a key ally. Pakistan had shut down the Torkham crossing along the Khyber Pass after a U.S. helicopter strike in the border area killed two Pakistani soldiers 11 days ago. Following an apology from top U.S. officials last week, Pakistan announced Saturday that Torkham would be reopened. The crossing is usually closed Sundays, however, and the U.S. had said it did not expect trucks to begin moving again until Monday. It was not clear whether the decision to allow the vehicles through Sunday was a goodwill gesture by Islamabad, or a pragmatic move to relieve the backlog of vehicles that have been stranded along roads in Pakistan and left vulnerable to militant attacks. During the blockade, about 150 trucks were destroyed and some drivers and police were injured in near-daily attacks which left drivers fearing for their lives and hurt trucking companies’

profits. “I am very happy that our difficult days have finally ended and we are through now,” driver Khan Rehman told The Associated Press minutes before he drove the first truck into Afghanistan just after noon. “I am thankful to the government of Pakistan for ending our hardship.” Though the U.S. has said the Torkham closure has not affected its ability to keep troops in Afghanistan supplied, the blockade was another irritant in its relationship with Pakistan. At the heart of the tensions is Washington’s contention that Pakistan has been unwilling to go after Afghan Taliban militants in its lawless border region near Afghanistan, with whom it has strong historical ties and who generally focus their attacks on Western troops. NATO has responded to Pakistan’s position by increasing its forces in key areas in Afghanistan near the border, including in Khost and Paktia provinces which abut Pakistan’s tribal region, German Brig. Gen. Josef Blotz, a NATO spokesman, told reporters in Kabul. A stronger force has also been put in place near Spin Boldak

LIVINGSTON — A former oilfield worker on death row for fatally pummelling his girlfriend with a pickax handle and stabbing her two sons is set to have his case go before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hank Skinner’s attorneys said his civil rights are being violated because there’s evidence that they say could show he is innocent, but prosecutors have refused to make it available for DNA testing.

in Kandahar province, which borders Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, he said. The U.S. has also sharply escalated its use of unmanned drone missile strikes targeting militants in Pakistan’s border region. The U.S. rarely acknowledges the covert missile program, but officials have said privately that they have killed several senior Taliban and al-Qaida commanders. Pakistan officially opposes the program, but is believed to secretly support it. Two suspected drone attacks in North Waziristan on Sunday morning killed eight people — the ninth and 10th such strikes this month. In the first attack, a drone fired two missiles at a pair of cars in an Afghan refugee camp in the Spin Wam area, killing six people, Pakistani intelligence officials said on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Minutes later, a drone killed two people near the bank of a river just outside the refugee camp, the officials said. The identities of the people killed were not known, but the area is dominated by a militant group led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur that regularly attacks NATO troops in Afghanistan. In September, the U.S. is believed to have launched at least 21 missile strikes, nearly double the previous monthly record. Throughout the Tork-


No call for Social Security increase WASHINGTON — As if voters don’t have enough to be angry about, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits. It would mark only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. The first year was this year.

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A Pakistani girl walks past flames as people collect oil leaked from NATO tankers after an attack on Oct. 7 in Khairabad near Peshawar, Pakistan, the latest strike against supply convoys heading for Afghanistan since Pakistan shut a key border crossing.

using Central Asian routes to the north. NATO now ships about 40 percent of its nonlethal supplies through Pakistan, down from 80 percent at its peak. By the end of the day after the border crossing was reopened, some 120 trucks carrying NATO supplies — 40 of them carrying fuel — had crossed into Afghanistan through Torkham, said local government official Raza Khan. “It’s easier for us to come to grips with logistics and supplies when Torkham gate is open,” Blotz said.

ham closure, NATO said the blockade did not affect its ability to keep troops supplied because hundreds of trucks still crossed into landlocked Afghanistan every day through Central Asian countries to the country’s north and through one border crossing in Pakistan’s southwest that remained open. Pakistan is an important supply route for fuel, military vehicles, spare parts, clothing and other non-lethal supplies for foreign troops in landlocked Afghanistan — although NATO has reduced its reliance on the country by


Trapped miners argue: who’s last SAN JOSE — After more than two months trapped deep in a Chilean mine, 33 miners were so giddy with confidence, officials said Sunday, they were arguing over who would be the last to take a twisting 20-minute ride to daylight and the embrace of those they love. — The Associated Press

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8 suspects in NYC anti-gay attack face arraignment Associated Press

NeW YORK — eight suspects arrested in connection with the brutal torture of two teenage boys and a man in an anti-gay attack last week were expected in court Sunday to face charges including robbery, assault and unlawful imprisonment as hate crimes. Police said members of a gang called the Latin King Goonies heard a rumor that one of their new recruits, a 17-year-old, was gay. They found the teen on Oct. 3 and then stripped, beat and sodomized him with a plunger

handle until he confessed to having had sex with a 30-year-old man who lives a few blocks away, investigators said. The group found a second teen they suspected was gay and tortured him, too, police said. Finally, they invited the 30-year-old to the house, telling him they were having a party. When he arrived, they burned, beat and tortured him for hours. The attack included sodomizing him with a miniature baseball bat, police said. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he was sickened by the accusations of vio-

lence “and saddened by the anti-gay bias.” The attacks followed a string of teen suicides around the country last month that were attributed to anti-gay bullying. A ninth suspect was still at large. A lawyer representing him had arranged for his client to turn himself in, but the suspect never showed, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Gay men and women live openly in the largely Hispanic neighborhood, Morris Heights, and while residents were disturbed by some past violent behavior by the suspects, some said they hadn’t

previously targeted homosexuals. The suspects arrested Thursday and Friday were identified as Ildefonzo Mendez, 23; David Rivera, 21; four 17-year-olds, Steven Caraballo, Denis Peitars, Nelson Falu and Bryan Almonte; and Brian Cepeda, 16. All face charges including robbery, assault and unlawful imprisonment as hate crimes; Mendez, Rivera and Falu were additionally charged with committing a criminal sex act. The eighth suspect, elmer Confresi, 23, of the Bronx, turned himself in Saturday.


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STEVEN HUSSAIN Hussain is a political science junior and guest columnist for The Shorthorn. Join the discussion by commenting at


hen trying to have an intelligent conversation about any topic, it’s important to have respect for your opponent. It’s incredibly easy to say they don’t understand the facts, or are uneducated on the issue. However, saying this does not make it true. Following the tragedy on the UT-Austin campus that ended with the death of an obviously troubled young man, the debate over handguns on campus has been reignited. This is a serious issue, and one that has many viewpoints. It’s also an issue that deserves to be debated openly and honestly with all the surrounding facts and circumstances. Supporters of allowing handguns on campus consistently paint college campuses as incredibly dangerous, using tragedies like the ones at Virginia Tech and UT-Austin to highlight that danger. However, when you dive deeper into the issue you discover that to be in-


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credibly far from the truth. From 1997 to 2007, there were 281 murders on college campuses. That is about 25 deaths per year. If you take that number and divide it by the 4,200 colleges in the United States, there are less than 0.006 murders per year on each college campus. By comparison, in 2002 alone there were 776 accidental shooting deaths, of which 1.4 percent were people between 15 and 24, the age group in which most college students fall under. These numbers overwhelmingly prove that college campuses are absolutely safe, despite students being prohibited from carry concealed hand-


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Posted by Issac on in response to the column “Separate but equal? Both sides of the aisle should be allowed the same rights” It seems that you and/or your ideology was treated equally and had the same rights. Both the adviser’s e-mail, and your proposed e-mail, are disallowed by university policy, and the offending adviser was reprimanded for the e-mail. Neither party has a right to use your taxpayer-funded e-mail. The university agrees with you that it is unethical, which is why they are not allowing your request. As for righting the unethical behavior, the correct response, if there is one, would be to send out an e-mail to those affected stating that the previous e-mail was against policy and that such activity is not allowed per university policy. Additionally, if you wish to put out a counter announcement, the means for doing so were given to you in their response. Unethical behavior is not corrected by another violation of University policy in favor of your political ideology. It is corrected through an enforcement of university policy. Posted by M. Whiddon in response to the column “UTA should focus on basketball instead of adding an irrelevant football team” Villanova dropped football, but brought it back. Last year, they won the FCS National Championship and now they are being pursued to play in the Big East (BCS) football conference, starting in 2014. Yes, we could be the next ‘nova. That would be pretty cool.

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guns. In fact, by comparison, college campuses are much safer than the general community. Supporters of allowing concealed handguns on campus have every right to fight for what they believe in; however, they should stop using isolated incidents as representative examples of the safety of college campuses. It’s time to look at the facts in a realistic manner. There is no statistical data that suggests college campuses are safer with more students carrying weapons. If anything, the data suggests the opposite. The events that unfolded at UT-Austin were tragic, but the hundreds of accidental shooting deaths that occur each and every year are equally tragic. If we are going to have this debate about handguns on campus, then it’s time for both sides of the argument to come to accept the facts about guns. It’s time that we stop assuming that neither side understands the other’s view, and it’s time that we stop assuming neither side is educated about the facts. This is a serious issue that deserves serious discussion, not fear mongering and false assumptions.

Students should think of parking as a minor inconvenience as construction on College Park begins


oday marks the beginning of something new at the university. The groundbreaking for the College Park mixed-use building will be held at 10 a.m. today. College Park will be built next to the coming College Park Center and will add a clear distinction for the east side of campus. The two projects, and the Center Street Green, will instantly show people that they are in Maverick country. But, as with all great things, there is a sacrifice involved. We have lost a lot of parking space on the east side of campus, which, for now, has been poorly replaced. Over the summer, among other parking changes and restriping done by the university, an apartment complex next to the UTA Bookstore was torn down and replaced with a small parking lot. Despite the changes, the only new lot is on the east side of campus. Coupled with the fact that previously available parking has been repurposed for Arlington Hall, many students see east campus parking as an issue. With that in mind another question has to be asked, why is it an issue? The east side of campus is mostly dorms and the University Center. The bookstore is also on the east side. The people who should park there are dorm residents. So again I ask, what is the


ALI AMIR MUSTANSIR Mustansir is a political science and journalism senior and The Shorthorn opinion editor. Join the discussion by commenting at issue? There shouldn’t be one. Students need to be less concerned with east side parking. Most of the campus parking is close to class buildings, and it is about the same distance from any of the parking lots to the center of campus, where buildings like Science Hall are. But for students who live or work on campus, the east side parking is needed. For employees it is safer for them when they are leaving work. For those who live here, those parking lots are like their driveway. It’s only fair to let them park close to their home. College Park will add another 1,800 parking spaces when it opens in 2012, which will add more spaces than the construction has blocked, once again opening the east side to parking. Many students may lament the east campus construction and loss of parking, but it is not much more than a minor inconvenience in the grand scheme of the university’s 115-year history and its even longer future.

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Current and potential employers get your status updates, too According to Facebook, there are about 500 million active users. Daily, about 50 percent of those log in. That’s a lot of people. Facebook can be a great tool for college students. It can be used for things like keeping in touch with friends, reconnecting with old friends, dating, job searching or professional networking. But many don’t realize how many of their posts are viewed by others, including potential employees and employers. One woman who worked for a Swiss insurance company was fired for being on Facebook on a day she called in sick. Facebook and other social networking sites can cause you harm in the future. It’s important to be aware of what you are posting, because of who might be looking at it. Facebook is only one example of a social networking site. Twitter, Myspace and LinkedIn are a few more examples. While each of these have different available settings, they each have one important thing to consider: privacy settings, which let you control what people can see on your page and what they can post. Some of the sites have an option that allows you to approve comments before allowing others to see them. Do it. Some people may post comments that you may not want others to see, things that may reflect poorly when looking for a job in the future. The same goes for photos that you are tagged in. If you are out partying and a friend posts a photo of you playing beer pong, would you want potential employers to see that later? Only if you are going for Comedy Central host Dave Attell’s job. Another concern is safety. It isn’t wise to post your exact location on your feed. If someone acting with ill intent sees that, they will know if you are home or out. You could be robbed or attacked while walking. Finally, be mindful of what you post. Talking about how angry you are at your job might sound like good stress relief, but you never know who is looking. Talking about what happened at last night’s party is also a bad idea. Social networking is here to stay. It’s not a fad for geeks anymore. Be careful and think before you tweet.

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Gupta from Sun Labs, Oracle. Gupta said he was impressed with both the event and the group and was blown away by the uniqueness of CReWMaN. “They are so passionate about their work. I heard that sometimes they actually sleep there,” he said. “These stories are both heartwarming and interesting.” Thursday evening’s poster and demo session started at 5:30 p.m., where students and researchers showed examples of what they are currently working on. This is where Di Francesco discussed his research on Multimodal Sensing for Heterogeneous and Multimedia Wireless Sensor Networks. In this demo, he explained that the sensor networks would be used to help the elderly. If an elderly person was living in a smart environment with cameras in each room or space, the sensors could be attached or embedded in the person. Then, if they were to fall or get hurt, the sensor would trigger the correct camera to take a picture of the person. The image would then be sent to a doctor or helper and they could determine what kind of medical attention this person would need, Di Francesco explained. “If the person just sat on the couch hard and triggered the sensor, the camera would be able to show us the image of the person unharmed,” he said.

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The ShorThorn Though the research for this idea has just started, Gupta was intrigued. He said these kinds of ideas and research techniques are things they look for when hiring interns. “We would love to have more UTA students, especially members of the CReWMaN group because the group prepares them for areas we are interested in,” Gupta said. “Some of the work [Di Francesco] is doing is what we are trying to do and we would like to work more closely with him.” Di Francesco said he wants to finish his appointment with UTA, which ends August 2011, before beginning his internship with Sun Labs, Oracle. The symposium also included the panel topic “Connecting the CReW,” during which seven alumni from CReWMaN came and discussed their lives after graduation. Habib M. Ammari, who was a CReWMaN member from 2005 to 2008, said he will forever be a CReWMaN affiliate. Currently he is a computer science assistant professor at Hofstra University in New York. He said it was nice to hear success stories from other alumni members and felt it was great to tell success stories to current members because it both stimulates and motivates them to love and be successful with research. “It reminded all of us of those great and very nice days we spent at CReWMaN, which we will never forget,” he said. CReWMaN member and doctoral student Giacomo Ghidini said it was good to hear the panel talk because they gave a full view of how their lives

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CReWMaN alumnus Wei Wu, gives advice Thursday in Nedderman Hall on keeping students connected after graduation, during the CReWMaN 10th anniversary symposium. One of the methods agreed upon by many on the panel as well as the audience was social networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook.

changed after they graduated. Because of the success of the alumni members, he said if he keeps working hard and sticks with his research, he knows he will gain proper skills to succeed, even

when running into challenges. “A lot of graduates have the interest to come back and find out what is being researched,” he said. “It is a continuing experience. My predic-

tion is that I will keep working with CReWMaN forever.” Ashley BrAdley

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1-0 before padding their lead in the fourth with RBI doubles from Carlos Peña and B.J. Upton. Derek Holland came on to start the fifth for Texas and surrendered a two-run homer to Evan Longoria, who also added two doubles as part of a 3-for-4 afternoon. Holland went on to pitch three scoreless innings afterward, but Tampa starter Wade Davis already had more than enough run support. On the same field where he allowed nine hits and eight runs in 3 1/3 innings on June 4, Davis gave the Rays five shutout frames to start the game. After allowing a leadoff homer to Nelson Cruz in the sixth, followed by a single from Ian Kinsler, Davis gave way to the bullpen. The rookie right-hander had already gone long enough to secure a win in his first playoff appearance. “It was an uphill battle with that team,” Davis said. “They have got a pretty dangerous lineup, and they don’t give you a lot of time to get comfortable.” The biggest moment of the game for Davis, and probably the Rangers, came in the bottom of the fifth when Vladimir Guerrero batted with two outs and the bases loaded. Guerrero led the majors in two-out RBIs this season with 52, but Davis struck him out on four pitches. “At that point in the game, for me it was the game,” Davis said. “If he gets a hit or hits a homer, it is a different ballgame.” Michael Young, Josh Hamilton and Guerrero, who bat 2-3-4 in the Texas lineup, were 3-for21 with seven strikeouts in two games at Rangers Ballpark. Tuesday’s Game 5 will feature a rematch of the Game 1 starters, Cliff Lee for Texas and David Price for Tampa Bay. The Rangers won that game 5-1. “It’s going to be fun. We’re not panicking or worried or nervous or anything,” Lee said. “It’s one game. It’s win or go home at this point.” Lee’s win last Wednesday improved his career playoff record to 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA. Washington said the Rangers’ acquisition of Lee in July was for exactly the situation in which they find themselves. “This is why we got him. For this type of game,” Washington said. “And I certainly feel great about what’s about to happen in Tampa.” J.C. derriCk

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Prospective students get sneak peek of UTA Preview Day introduced students to the university with information sessions. By amanda GonzalEz The Shorthorn staff

Potential Mavericks and their guests filled the University Center Saturday for Preview Day. The event for prospective students is designed to educate high school and transfer students about the university. Austen Lequire, Trinity High School junior, said his favorite part of Preview Day was seeing all the things a student can do while at UTA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually a lot more to experience than people would think,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very interested in coming to this college in a couple of years, and I really like what I see.â&#x20AC;? Undergraduate Recruitment Director Dara Newton said Preview Day starts with a Welcome Session for all guests, then potential students are allowed to choose the academic and information sessions they want to attend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Preview day is an opportunity for prospective students and families to come on a Saturday and really get a full experience of what

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tion they would need to make a decision about whether UTA is the school theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to attend. Gaurang Gupte, Colleyville Heritage High School senior, said Preview Day has helped him get closer to making a decision about what college he wants to go to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think I have made my final decision about college yet but I think this has made UTA a better choice,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten to meet a lot of students here who are actually in the programs, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been pretty interesting talking to them about the programs because you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get all of this information from just a website.â&#x20AC;? Lauren Battiste, Brookhaven College sophomore, said UTA is one of three schools she is thinking about attending. She said she liked Preview Day because she gained knowledge about the university that she did not think would be covered during the event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would say a lot of high school students coming in and transfers should come and participate in Preview Day because you do get a lot information,â&#x20AC;? Battiste said.

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Women on Facebook are letting everyone know where they like it. Some women like it on the wall, in the back seat, on the dresser and even on the kitchen counter. The latest Facebook status-update trend, which began this month, has women updating their status telling the world where they like it. But â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;? refers to their purse. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like itâ&#x20AC;? updates are an attempt for women to secretly unite through social media. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meant to keep men in the dark, then that defeats the purpose,â&#x20AC;? said continuing education student Matt Roberts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women should find a better way to do spread awareness.â&#x20AC;? Roberts said he understands itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all for fun, but he said it leaves out men, who also should be let in on the joke. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unknown who started the trend, but users on Facebook are spreading the message. Social work junior Kate White said after a long day at school, she likes it on the arm chair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It makes men and other women curious,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just based off the fact that men are always asking where we like it, the status updates draw them in.â&#x20AC;? White said she has had men and women on Facebook ask her what her status was about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having people ask why further helps the cause,â&#x20AC;? she said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably one more person you can educate about Breast Cancer Awareness. Then they can tell their friends where they like it.â&#x20AC;?

bring information to students, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has information all around, how you can help, prevention and how to give self-exams,â&#x20AC;? she said. The trailer has about six computer stations. The participants sit at the stations and watch a video that gives statistics, the history of Komen On the Go and the history of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The video has a welcome from Val Skinner, founder of the Val Skinner Foundation, and Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. They give the story of why they started their fight against breast cancer, then the video goes to an open treasure box with items to click on that provide information on prevention and statistics. The likelihood of an African American woman dying from breast cancer is 33 percent higher than that of Caucasian women. The number of new breast cancer cases to be diagnosed in 2010 is estimated at 192,370 and of that number, 1,910 will be men. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I heard men could get it,â&#x20AC;? advertising senior David Dupree said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I read about it in the paper.â&#x20AC;? Dupree said before he went to the trailer, he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize so many people got the disease each year. He said now, since he knew men could get breast cancer, he would be more aware of his own health.

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Leaders on Campus, had a story behind his nylon Olympic windbreaker that boasted a bald eagle and an American flag on the back. “I went to the thrift store looking for a jumpsuit and I saw it in another lady’s basket,” he said. “I asked her if I could have it and she said ‘sure.’” He said the eagle and the patriotic symbols it evoked served as inspiration for the race. “I figured, flock of seagulls, giant eagle, that’s probably the best you’re going to get,” Conner said. “I’m probably gonna yell ‘freedom’ right before we go.” The Socks, the Neon Red Lipsticks and the Construction Workers came out on top in the co-ed, women’s and men’s divisions, respectively. Members from the winning teams attributed changes in strategy to their successes. “We tried to push harder and our rider tried to lunge as soon as the gun went off,” said Amber Fragosa, athletic training junior who raced for the Neon Red Lipsticks. “We’re all coaching and athletic training majors and we’re all in physical fitness, so we can’t lose. Like that would be embarrassing.” The Construction Workers, a group from the American Society of Civil Engineers, who won with a 6.41-second showing in their final heat, attributed their win to a featherweight, 108-pound rider and changing how they pushed the bed in the final heat. “At first, we were popping the bed up, so we knew we needed to keep it on the ground,” civil engineering senior Fabian Herrera said. “The second run, we actually kept one hand low and kept the bed on the ground and it was like a half a second faster.” With 89 teams registered for the event, Judy Agwu, EXCEL campus traditions director, chalked the event up as a success. “I thought it turned out really great,” she said. “Everybody loves the ’80s.”

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The A-Hall Pillow Pushers fly down the field on Thursday during the 38th Annual Bed Races at Maverick Stadium.

“I’m feeling good, feeling strong. I’m feeling the inspiration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right now, you know. I think I’m channelling it. ” ricky Pence

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Biology sophomore Cruz Ramirez flips around on the bungee trampoline at Bed Races 2010 on Thursday at Maverick Stadium.

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Team Love’n My Bed gets down on the dance floor on Thursday during a dance contest between races at Maverick Stadium. Love’n My Bed won the contest that challenged participants to insert ’80s dance moves like the “moonwalk” and the “sprinkler” into their routines.

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