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City up in arms over Rangers World Series brings business, prominence and pride to city and business owners Arlington is prepared and anticipates positive changes as host of the World Series for the first time in its history. Preparations for the World Series are at a different level than those made for the Super Bowl because of the short notice and amount of time, deputy city manager Trey Yelverton said. Yelverton said the city had to prepare quickly as the Texas Rangers entered the playoffs. “We’ve had much time to prepare for the Super Bowl so that has helped us know how to be prepared for those upcoming three days,” he said. “We are making sure that we are focused and that we have traffic, public safety and our regional partners all coordinated — everything we have learned is going to show later on this week.” Unlike the Super Bowl, which has a North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee to help prepare for the event, the World Series doesn’t have one because the host city is based on a team’s playoff results. Tiara Richard, Arlington Police spokeswoman, said the department has been prepared for the World Series for a while. “With the Texas Rangers and the Ballpark in town we have known going to the World Series was a possibility,” she said. “This event is just helping us building up relationships we already have with the Rangers Ballpark.” Police are not making any major changes in public safety — but officers will enhance what they’ve been doing,

Nursing freshman Kevin Stewart grimaces at the Texas Rangers game Wednesday in the University Center Palo Duro Lounge. At the top of the ninth inning the game came to a close with San Francisco winning 11-7.

University hosts big screen watch parties on campus “I believe, I believe, I believe,” city regional planning graduate student Christina Benante kept cheering through the 9th inning of the Rangers’ first World Series game against the San Francisco Giants. “Let’s go Rangers,” she kept cheering, while looking around at the quiet crowd around her in the Palo Duro Lounge Wednesday. Benante moved to Arlington from New York a year ago and said she has been a Rangers fan for about a month. She started taking pride in the town she’s been living in. Although the Rangers lost the first game against the Giants 7-11, Benante said she is hopeful they’ll do well in the second game of the series at 8 p.m. The Rangers play one more game in San Francisco before coming back to Texas for Game 3 at 7 p.m. Saturday. “I love baseball and I thought the Rangers did great for a first game,” Benante said. “I am not a baseball expert but I know and I am hopeful we can win.” About 30 students watched the game rangers continues on page 6

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Christina Benante, city regional planning graduate student, expresses disappointment after the Texas Rangers’ loss Wednesday in the University Center Palo Duro Lounge. The University Center and University Events are continuing the World Series Watching Party today at 6:30 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Ballroom.

WORLD SERIES WATCHING PARTY locations Bluebonnet Ballroom – TODAY Palo Duro Lounge – Saturday and Sunday. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday if necessary.

For a recap of the Rangers game from last night see page 5

World Series Schedule Wednesday Results: Giants 11, Rangers 7 Thursday Rangers @ Giants 6:30 p.m. Saturday Giants @ Rangers 5:30 p.m. Sunday Giants @ Rangers 7 p.m. Monday Giants @ Rangers 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Rangers @ Giants 6:30 p.m. Thursday Rangers @ Giants 6:30 p.m.

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Contenders for governor are viewing education costs as one of the most important issues. By Vidwan Raghavan The Shorthorn staff

The election’s impact on higher education could be very significant, said Michael Moore, senior vice pro-

vost and undergraduate studies dean. The state faces a large budget shortfall and lacks the money to combat it. The legislature and the governor will have to work together to increase taxes or cut spending, Moore said. While all Texas gubernatorial candidates agree tuition rates are increasing. They have different opin-

ions on fixing it. From free public education to college to reducing research spending, candidates offer different solutions for voters on Nov. 2. Catherine Frazier, deputy press secretary for Republican Rick Perry’s campaign, said Perry considers elections continues on page 6


Mavericks learn GPA math An academic adviser explained how students can calculate and understand grade point average. By Amanda Gonzalez The Shorthorn staff

Students’ grade point averages can determine everything from the internships and jobs they get to the graduate schools they attend.

Academic adviser Lynne Von Roeder explained the importance of understanding a GPA as well has how to calculate it to an audience of nine on Wednesday. GPA is determined on a 4 point scale and is a calculation of the grades received in classes taken at UTA. Students’ standings at the university is based on maintaining a 2.0 grade point average. Without it, the

student is placed on academic probation or receives an academic warning. An academic warning means the student has one semester to raise the GPA, probation means the student can continue as long as he or she maintains 2.5. “Your GPA is an academic picture of you,” Von Roeder said. gpa continues on page 3

Adviser to host an event catered to those unsure of their career paths. By Rachel Snyder The Shorthorn senior staff

Undeclared freshman Derek Bunting has trouble choosing the major best suited for him with so many options. Bunting said he wants to go into a field where he can earn enough money to live comfortably. He is focusing on business and accounting as potential majors since he enjoys math. “I want to be able to work with people and be sociable too,” he said. Students have until they’ve completed 75 credit hours to choose a major, but academic adviser Lynne Von Roeder said the sooner students pick a major, the sooner they graduate. Von Roeder will help students explore their options

and choose a major in her presentation, “Undecided: A Major Decision”, from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in Ransom Hall Room 303. The event is free and open to all students. Von Roeder said the main factors to consider when

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Take a career assessment test to find the best fit field. Talk to people in the field being considered about how they like their job. Go to organization or department meetings in the field to see the issues the people deal with and how they like the work. Make sure the field does not require more classes and work than you can reasonably accomplish. major continues on page 7

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1600–1900: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special Collections, Central Library sixth floor. Free and open to all. For information, contact Erin O’ Malley at 817-272-2179. International Student Volunteers: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (every hour). University Center Guadalupe Room. International summer volunteer information meetings. For information, contact

Pink Ribbon Run: All day. UTA campus. For every mile logged on the pink treadmills on campus, 10 cents will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For information, contact Campus Recreation at 817-2723277.

Communication Day: 9 a.m. to noon. University Center. Free. For information, contact the College of Liberal Arts at 817-272-3291 or visit http://

Early Voting: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. University Center Palo Duro Lounge. Must have valid driver’s license or voter registration card and be a resident of Tarrant County. For information, contact Jennifer Fox at

Dealing with Difficult Employees: 2-4 p.m. Wetsel Building Room 200. Free. Registration required. For information, contact Human Resources/Employment Services at 817-272-3461 or

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Stars of the Pharaohs: 6 p.m. Planetarium. $6 adults, $4 children. For in-

formation, contact the Planetarium at or 817-272-1183. Design for Security and Trust for Integrated Circuits: 4-5 p.m. Nedderman Hall Room 100. Free. For information, contact Kristin Pearl at kpearl@ or 817-272-0690. Golden Key International Honour Society presents Comedian Steve Hofstetter: 7 p.m. Maverick Activities Center Lone Star Auditorium. $6 students with student ID, $17 general public. For information, contact Amber Howell at amberpatrice.howell@gmail. com. UTA Wing Symphony and Symphonic Band: 7:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building Room 115. $5 adults, $3 students/seniors. For information, contact Douglas Stotter at dstotter@ or 817-272-2533. View more of the calendar at

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.

Sigma Lambda Beta, Association of Mexican American Students and the Latin American Student Organization hosted a Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebration Wednesday on the Central Library mall. They marched from the University Center and Central Library malls, while students followed to join in on the celebration.

WEDNESDAY Injured Person An officer was dispatched to the Campus Recreation Fields Complex, at 1101 Allan Saxe Parkway, regarding a student who had injured himself at 9:37 p.m. on the football field. The student was reportedly transported to the hospital by his friends. The case is cleared. Demented Person A staff member from the Health Center reported at 5:14 p.m. that she had a patient that needed a ride to John Peter Smith Hospital for a voluntary committal. The case is cleared. Theft A student reported a theft at 4:35 p.m. of her property at the Maverick Activities Center, at 500 Nedderman Drive. The case is still active. Harassment A student reported she was harassed at 1:49 p.m. at the Maverick Activities Center, at 500 Nedderman Drive, by another student. The case was cleared with no further action. Investigation A possible disturbance was reported at 10:59 a.m. at the Maverick Parking Garage, at 708 West St. The garage manager reported what could have been an altercation between a student and nonstudent, but later discovered that no criminal offense had occurred. The case was cleared with no further action.

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Organizations look for life in holiday that celebrates death Some religious groups offer alternatives to traditional Halloween festivities. BY J.C. DERRICK The Shorthorn senior staff

CORRECTIONS In Wednesday’s story “Casino Night shows high stakes of substance abuse” it should’ve mentioned the mock sobriety test by UTA Police using goggles to simulate intoxication. In Wednesday’s story “Student Congress wants post offices to use cards,” the headline should’ve said a “Student Congress committee wants post office to use cards.” Bring factual errors to The Shorthorn’s attention via e-mail to editor.shorthorn@ or call 817-272-3188. A correction or clarification will be printed in this space.

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Every year Americans spend billions for Halloween. However, some people choose not to join the party. “Not that I would protest Halloween, but I feel that the root of the holiday is something I would not support,” communication technology senior David Morgan said. “It’s like celebrating death almost.” Halloween originated in the Celtic festival Samhain about 2,000 years ago in modern-day Ireland and England, according to Many iterations of the holiday have been celebrated since that time, but some would rather stay away from the American version of Halloween, which has developed during the last 200 years. Sabir Nazir Bashir, a missionary from the Lutheran Student

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Center, said Halloween can have a negative effect on people. “My personal belief is that it is just allowing ungodly environment in your midst,” Bashir said. “When God has given us life through Jesus Christ, why do I want to play with death?” Bob Frazier, director of the Christian Campus Center, or the Tri-C, said he researched the history of Halloween and learned about its past. “Halloween had dubious beginnings, and a whole lot of devious religious connotations to it,” he said. Frazier said he thinks the holiday is worth celebrating in its current form, even though some people celebrate it in a dark way. “I think it’s a wonderful time for a lot of kids to have a lot of fun,” he said. “We just think that it’s a good time of the year and not to put any kind of witchy connotation to it, or Satan worship — just a fun time for kids.” Some churches and Christian groups have taken hold of the idea, Sports Editor ............................. Sam Morton Photo Editor ................................... Aisha Butt Online Editor ........................ Vinod Srinivasan Webmaster ......................... Steve McDermott

providing alternative celebrations in lieu of the traditional Halloween observances. Raquel Fehr, Lutheran Student Center director, said her organization takes advantage of the opportunity presented by the holiday. “It’s a good time to do ministry and share what we believe,” she said. Fehr said they will host pumpkin carving on Friday, including a devotional relating to pumpkin carving. Crossroads Christian Church will sponsor a “Hallelujah Carnival,” including bounce houses, food and worship led by the band, “Shane & Shane,” on Sunday, Crossroads member Kinseun Ames said. “There’s a lot of people who don’t go to the church so we’re hoping we can bring in a lot of people who don’t go to church to the carnival,” he said. “It’s just an opportunity to have fun.”

Today’s the last day to vote early on campus On-campus early voting ends today, but voters can still vote early at various locations in Arlington. Election Day is Tuesday, and Steve Raborn, Tarrant County elections administrator, said voters should still take advantage of casting ballots early. “We’re seeing a lot of response this year,” he said. “And there are places all over people can go to vote.” As of 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, more than 90,000 people in Tarrant County voted early.

WHERE TO VOTE Bob Duncan Community Center 2800 S. Center St. Arlington, Texas 76014 Elzie Odom Recreation Center 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd. Arlington, Texas 76006 Fire Training Center 5501 Ron Mcandrew Drive Arlington, Texas 76013 Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse in Arlington 700 E. Abram St. Arlington, Texas 76010 — John Harden


Students bring awareness to human trafficking Mavs Act Leadership Center is raising awareness of human trafficking in the U.S. The center had a table set up in the University Center, where students were encouraged to sign up for a mailing list and to go to www.humantrafficking. to sign a petition to help end human trafficking. Human Trafficking is the sale, transport and profit from human beings who are forced to work for others. Social work sophomore Yuri Villa, a UTA Students Against Victimization Exposing Slavery program director, said she saw a documentary on the subject and wanted to do more to help the victims. She said she wanted to start conversation at UTA on the subject of human trafficking and how it affects America. “A lot of people think this just happens in Asia or third-world countries. They aren’t aware that it happens in the U.S., and is prevalent in North Texas,” she said. Villa said the group is just getting started at UTA and other events are being planned for later in the year. She said they would be set up again outside the University Center food court tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Edna Horton



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Students, alumni discuss communication future Alumna and news anchor Karen Borta said journalists should remain neutral. By Allen Baldwin The Shorthorn staff

Packed rooms of students listened as people of their future professions told them how to seize opportunity in the current job climate on Communication Day. The two-day event kicked off yesterday and continues today at 9:30 a.m. in the University Center Rosebud Theatre. The theme of the event is Carpe Opportunity, Communication Diem. Keynote speaker Karen Borta, an anchor for CBS 11 news and alumna, was introduced after a few remarks from Communication chairwoman Charla Shaw and senior vice provost Michael Moore. The first part of Borta’s address centered on the role of journalists. “I believe passionately that our job as journalists is to be Switzerland,” she said. “Our job as journalists is to give you the facts about what’s going on.” She said 24 hour news shows are just throwing people on who are just talking about what they think, and that’s antithesis of what journalists do. Borta also touched on her first job experience out of college, and why her first news director hired her. She said that she was paid $13,500 a year. “I did the math in the car on the way home,” she said. “I made more as a waitress at Cheddar’s than I was going to make at my first job in my chosen profession, and I was happy with it.”

Day 2 events 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Panel 3: One Degree of Separation: Connecting with Alumni 10:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Panel 4: Opportunities in Disguise: Student Challenge

After the keynote address, Communication Day attendees were invited to go to several Q-and-A panels in Bluebonnet North and South rooms. One panel centered on “netiquette” and the pros and cons of technology and Internet on the job hunt. “An e-mail can be interpreted a thousand different ways,” said Andrew Yanez, Chief Creative Officer of Concussion, an advertising agency. “Always follow-up with a phone call. The internet’s a great tool to use, but it’s not going to get you a job.” The panel discussed the advantages and disadvantages of social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter. “Once you put something out there on the Internet, you can’t unring the bell,” said Andrew Chavez, the associate director of the Texas Center for Community Journalism at the Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU. “You can be who you are to an extent, but you have to ask yourself ‘what’s the payoff to me posting a picture of me on the street drunk at 2 a.m.’” Other panel topics included Hispanics in the media and training on portfolio construction. Communication organizations including UTA Radio and the National Association

The Shorthorn: Brian Dsouza

Broadcast news senior Meredith Case laughs at a YouTube video ‘The Exploding Whale’ during Karen Borta’s, CBS 11 news anchor and alumna, keynote speech on Wednesday in the University Center Rosebud Theatre. According to Borta, the video was a good example of good story telling.

of Black Journalists set up booths and offered students food and candy in the Bluebonnet Ballroom during the discussion panels. Events today include round tables with alumni in all six majors in the communications department: advertising, broadcast, journalism, public relations, communication technology and communication studies. Chunke Su, communication technology associate professor, said at the end of the day, attendees will be grouped together and given a challenge to complete in one hour. Su said they will then present their solutions. Allen Baldwin

The Shorthorn: Brian Dsouza

CBS 11 news anchor and alumna Karen Borta delivers her keynote speech Wednesday morning in the University Center Rosebud Theatre. Borta highlighted the importance of resumes and social networking.

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Nursing freshman Kristen Kaminski said a high GPA can help a student get a job over someone else. “It can be the factor that gets you to exactly where you want to be,” she said. Von Roeder said GPAs are important because many majors have GPA requirements. Some majors like science, business, history, education and art require a GPA above 2.0. Grade exclusions, dropping and withdrawing from a class will still stay on a student’s transcript, but do not count toward the student’s GPA, Von Roeder said. She said a GPA also matters when a student finishes college, because employers look at potential employee’s GPA, as do many other programs. “Internships usually require a 3.0 as do graduate schools,” she said. “If you have a 3.0 or higher, you can list it on your résumé.” The GPA reflects to employers and graduate schools the hard work the student has done, Von Roeder said. Nursing freshman Porsalyn Jordan said it is important to aim for a high GPA, and she learned how to calculate hers at the event. She said she tries to utilize services on campus and manage her classes responsibly. Von Roeder said students can improve their GPA by learning to study well and manage their time. “Use all the resources available at UTA to keep it high,” she said. Amanda Gonzalez

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Pink Ribbon Run

Run or walk on the pink treadmill in the MAC and 10¢ of every mile logged will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. All of October

Halloween Casino Night

Celebrate with a mock bar and mocktails, casino games, prizes, a costume contest and a chance to win an iPad! Thu, Oct 28, 8 pm-midnight, Bluebonnet Ballroom, UC

Asian Heritage Month

Highlights include the Lion & Dragon Festival, One Night in Asia and the Maverick Speakers Series event with Lisa Ling. Visit Mon, Nov 1-Tue, Nov 23

Food for Thought: STDs in the City

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Tsunami, volcano death tolls top 300

Re-instated Austin police officer fired

MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia — The death toll from a tsunami and a volcano rose to more than 300 Wednesday as more victims of Indonesia’s double disasters were found and an official said a warning system installed after a deadly ocean wave in 2004 had broken from a lack of maintenance. Hundreds were still missing after Monday’s tsunami struck the remote Mentawi Islands off western Sumatra, where officials were only beginning to chart the scope of the devastation. At least 311 people died as the huge wave, triggered by an undersea earthquake, washed away wooden and bamboo homes. About 800 miles to the east in central Java, the Mount Merapi volcano was mostly quiet but still a threat after Tuesday’s eruption that sent searing ash clouds into the air, killing at least 30 people and injuring 17. Among the dead was a revered elder who had refused to leave his ceremonial post as caretaker of the mountain’s spirits. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono rushed home from a state visit to Vietnam to deal with the catastrophes, which struck within 24 hours along different points of the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a series of fault lines prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity. The first cargo plane loaded with tents, medicine, food and clothes landed Wednesday in the tsunamihit area, said disaster official Ade Edward. Huge swaths of land were underwater and homes were torn apart by the 10-foot wave that hit Pagai Utara island in the Indian Ocean south of Sumatra. One house lay tilted, resting on the edge of its red roof, with tires and slabs of concrete piled up on the surrounding sand.

Hundreds of homes were washed away in about 20 villages, displacing more than 20,000 people, Edward said. Many were seeking shelter in makeshift emergency camps or with family and friends. Vice President Boediono toured devastated villages on Pagai Utara and met with survivors and local officials, his office said. At one point, he paused solemnly in front of several corpses in body bags. The charity SurfAid International is getting “grim news” from village contacts, said Andrew Judge, head of the group founded by surfers who have been helping deliver aid. He said he is hearing of “more death, large numbers of deaths in some villages.” With the arrival of help, officials “finally ... have a chance now to look for more than 400 still missing,” Edwards said. Officials prepared for the worst, sending hundreds of body bags, said Mujiharto, head of the Health Ministry’s crisis center. The islands lie close to the epicenter of the 7.7-magnitude quake that struck late Monday beneath the ocean floor. The fault line on Sumatra island’s coast is the same one that caused the 2004 quake and tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean. After that monster wave, many countries set up early warning systems in their waters hoping to give people time to flee to higher ground before a tsunami — which can travel hundreds of miles — crashed ashore. Indonesia’s version, completed in 2008 with German aid, has since fallen into such disrepair that it effectively stopped working about a month ago, according to the head of the Meteorology and Geophysic Agency.

AUSTIN— An Austin police officer who fatally shot a man in 2009, then was fired this year for alleged drunken driving, has been fired a second time after his reinstatement by an arbitrator. Officer Leonardo Quintana was fired Wednesday after an internal investigation into an alleged October 2009 domestic disturbance call at his ex-fiancee’s suburban Austin home. A grand jury had declined to indict Quintana in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Nathaniel Sanders II during a struggle. Police Chief Art Acevedo fired him in May after Quintna’s arrest in an unrelated drunken driving case.


Longest snake living in captivity dies COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio zoo said the longest snake living in captivity has died. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said workers found the 24-foot python Wednesday morning dead from an apparent tumor. The snake, named Fluffy, held the Guinness World Record as the longest snake living in captivity. It was about as long as a moving van and as thick as a telephone pole. It weighed 300 pounds. The 18-year-old reticulated python had drawn large crowds since the zoo got it in 2007. Reticulated pythons are named for the cross-hatching patterns on their skin and average 10 to 20 feet long.

AP Photo: Indonesian Vice Presidential Secretariat

Indonesian Vice President Boediono, upper right with white shirt, looks at the bodies of the victims of an earthquake-triggered tsunami on Wednesday, Oct. 27 in Pagai Utara, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia. Helicopters with emergency supplies landed Wednesday on the Indonesian islands slammed by a tsunami that killed at least 272 people.

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wanted defense attorneys to confer further with prosecutors. The judge might order the testing late next week if the two sides can agree on how it will be conducted. “I want to act as quickly as we can,” Pastor told the attorneys. Still, defense attorney Ed Chernoff struck an urgent tone, telling the judge, “We are doing it because the house is on fire. We need a hose.” Chernoff said substances in one broken syringe found at the mansion had dried up since June 2009, when Pastor ordered the evidence preserved. The tests sought by Murray’s attorneys will destroy the samples and can only be performed once.

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LOS ANGELES — Arguing that evidence is deteriorating, defense lawyers for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death are seeking urgent testing of two syringes and an IV bag found in the singer’s mansion after his death. Attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray said during a 40-minute closed session with a judge that liquids in one of the syringes had already dried up and was now “salt,” according to a transcript of the proceeding obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. Quantities of substances in the syringes and IV bag could be crucial to explaining how the singer died, the lawyers said at the Tuesday hearing.

CAIRO — Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden threatens in a new audio tape to kill French citizens to avenge their country’s support for the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and a new law that will ban face-covering Muslim veils. In the tape obtained by satellite television station Al-Jazeera and then posted on its website on Wednesday, bin Laden said France was aiding the Americans in the killing of Muslim women and children in an apparent reference to the war in Afghanistan. He said the kidnapping of five French citizens in the African nation of Niger last month was a reaction to what he called France’s oppression of Muslims.

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REMEMBER The volleyball team finishes its roadtrip at Sam Houston State on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Huntsville. Pick up Sports on Monday for the recap. Page 5




Mavs finally chop down Ladyjacks with 3-2 win

Lee falls off cliff; Rangers lose Game 1

Coming into Wednesday’s match, the volleyball team hadn’t beaten Stephen F. Austin since 2004 and had lost 30 of the last 31 sets against them. Consider that history. The Mavericks (11-14, 5-6) ended that streak on Wednesday night against the Ladyjacks, splitting the season series and vaulting themselves above the Ladyjacks in the SLC West with a 3-2 win. For the third time in four games, libero Alicia Shaffer set a career high in digs with 43, and raised the season-high for digs in the Southland Conference in the 19-25, 25-17, 21-25, 25-18, 15-10 win. “It was a great defensive performance for our team, for sure,” head coach Diane Seymour said. “We had over 100 digs. That was one of the things that we talked about coming into to this. If we would control our hitting errors and control our service errors and control our receiving errors, good things would happen. We did that tonight and then we knew we could beat them.” The win ended the 10game drought against the Ladyjacks, and marked the first win in Nacogdoches since 2000. SFA came out hot in the first match, hitting at a .340 hitting percentage, while the Mavericks only mustered up a .220 average. But the Mavericks rebounded in the second set by holding SFA to a .053 hitting percentage and forcing them to make seven attack errors. SFA won the third set behind six Maverick errors, and also got help from junior hitter Mary Caitlin Bottles, who had two aces and five kills in the set. But the Mavericks stole the momentum of the match in the fourth set, when they broke a 6-6 tie by scoring 11 of the next 12 points, with Aguilera and Shaffer teaming up on the serve. In the fifth and final set, the Mavericks held a slim lead at 8-6 when SFA rallied to tie it up at 10. But the Mavericks scored the next five out of six points, securing their first victory in six years against the Ladyjacks. “It was a very good effort from our team and it showed that we could be very resilient in a tough match on the road,” Seymour said. Outside hitter Tara Frantz had a career high in kills with 19, while hitting at a .298 clip. Aguilera also had another 20-20 performance with 23 kills and 20 digs. Bottles had 14 kills and eight digs for SFA while hitting .286 for the Ladyjacks. The Mavericks end their four-game road trip against Sam Houston State at 2 p.m. this Saturday at Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville, Texas.

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Texas Rangers’ Darren O’Day watches as San Francisco Giants’ Juan Uribe (5) celebrates after Uribe hit a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 1 of baseball’s World Series Wednesday in San Francisco.



SAN FRANCISCO — Cliff Lee went from getting “The Claw” to an early hook. Suddenly, he looked nothing like the dominant October ace he had been the past two seasons. Lee lost a postseason game for the first time and had his shortest outing, not even making it through five innings for the Texas Rangers in their first World Series game, an 11-7 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night. “For the most part, I was a little bit erratic and trying to find it, and just for whatever reason, I couldn’t get consistent with locating pitches,” Lee said. “Our team scored seven runs, and that should be enough to win the game.” The prized midseason acquisition the Rangers got in hopes of winning games like this couldn’t come through. The left-hander was gone after a six-batter span in the fifth when five reached base. Juan Uribe then greeted submarine-style reliever Darren O’Day with a three-run homer that made it 8-2. All that came after Texas jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the matchup of former Cy Young Award winners. Lee even contributed offensively with a double in his first at-bat off Tim Lincecum in the second inning. When Lee got to second base after his double into the left-center gap, all his teammates stood in the dugout emphatically waving their right arms high in the air, giving the team’s customary “claw” gesture for a big play. Slow-footed Bengie Molina moved from first to third on Lee’s hit, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Elvis Andrus to make it 2-0. On most October nights, that would be more than enough for Lee. But Freddy Sanchez and the Giants refused to be overwhelmed. “Everybody thinks he’s a machine,”

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Texas Rangers’ Cliff Lee, right, and Vladimir Guerrero sit in the dugout during the fifth inning of Game 1 of baseball’s World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday.

Rangers catcher Bengie Molina said. “He’s not. He’s a human being and he had a tough game.” Lee entered 7-0 with a 1.26 ERA in eight postseason starts. He had given up only two runs over 24 innings in his three starts this postseason for Texas, which acquired him July 9 from Seattle. And starting a World Series opener wasn’t a new experience for the free agent-to-be pitcher. He did it just last year for Philadelphia, winning the first and fifth games against the New York Yankees, who won the other four games and the Series. Lee won twice in the AL division







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A MAVERICK IN THE WORLD SERIES Former UTA pitcher Mark Lowe allowed three runs and three hits in two-thirds of an inning in Game One of the World Series on Wednesday. Lowe replaced left-hander Clay Rapada in the Rangers bullpen for the World Series, and started the eighth inning with the Rangers down 8-4 before allowing a single that Vladimir Guerrero misplayed, allowing Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria to go to third. He then allowed two doubles to Travis Ishikawa and Freddy Sanchez,

and got Buster Posey to ground to short before he was replaced by lefthander Michael Kirkman. The Rangers decided to take an extra right-hander into the series, and Lowe was selected over Dustin Nippert for the final roster spot. Lowe is the second Maverick to play the Giants in the World Series, besides John Lackey, who beat the Giants in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series.

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Freshman hopes to lead team to conference gold in this meet. The Mavericks return “We’ve got a good womfrom a tough meet to en’s team,” Sauerhage said. gear up for the SLC meet. “If they compete like they are BY JOSH BOWE The Shorthorn staff

Amanda McMahon said she doesn’t just think Emily Koenig can do well on Thursday. She thinks she will win. “I think she can win,” McMahon said. “I think if she had a terrible race, she’d be in the top five. She’s definitely going to be top two or three.” Thursday is the Southland Conference Cross-Country Championship for both cross-country teams. The meet kicks off at 9 a.m. in Beaumont, and cross-country coach John Sauerhage is optimistic when he thinks about the women’s chances

capable of, they’ll have a top three finish.” McMahon, a senior, and Koenig, a freshman, have been relied upon all year to lead the women’s team. Koenig finished first in three of her five meets, and McMahon is in her final year of cross-country and has provided leadership. She acts as a mentor to Koenig and other runners. “We’ve improved every meet that we’ve been too,” Koenig said. “Hopefully we can get a place in the top three.” While the women have their eyes on a top finish, Sauerhage said the men

will have to work that much harder to get there. Thirteen of the 20 men’s runners are freshmen or sophomores, and that inexperience could hurt them Thursday. “The men are still a work in progress, we’re still young,” he said. “If the men don’t step it up and have their best race of the year, there are no guarantees they’re going to have a higher finish than last year.” Whether or not the men are ready to take that next step, Sauerhage is that much more confident that the women will. Especially with Koenig. “We’ve got some women that can compete at the conference level,” Sauerhage said. “I don’t think it’s unrealistic to have Emily Koenig finish in the top five, if not chal-

lenge to win the thing.” The previous race for the teams was the Chile Pepper Cross-Country Festival in Arkansas. The race featured nationally ranked teams from the Big 12 and other conferences. While Sauerhage said the Southland Conference vastly improved this year, Koenig is glad she faced the toughest runners in the country before running the conference meet. She finished 23rd in that race. “There was a lot of competition there and it told me that I’m not going to get first every meet,” Koenig. “It did a lot for me such as having the right mindset.” To prepare for the meet, the runners took it easy this week for training. McMahon said the balance between

training and resting before a big meet is critical. “It’s probably one of the most crucial factors before a meet,” McMahon said. “You don’t want to keep training too hard and then you’re sore for the race. But you also don’t want to take the whole week off. Coaches have had us do a good routine.” Sauerhage said the difficulty of the season will help for the conference meet. While the team won’t see any Big 12 schools or top 10 runners on Thursday, there’s a lot of pressure for the meet. “Conference meet is the easiest meet we’ll go to, but it’s the most important,” Sauerhage said. JOSH BOWE

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higher education vital to the Texas workforce. “Under Gov. Perry, financial aid to students has increased 911 percent,” Frazier said. Perry proposes that students pay the same rate of tuition from their freshman year to graduation, provided they graduate in four years. This would also increase the graduation rate, because students taking more than four years to graduate will pay regular tuition for the extra years, Frazier said. Libertarian candidate Kathie Glass said state-funded universities shouldn’t increase tuition rates dramatically. “Ever since the legislature deregulated tuition, it [tuition] has skyrocketed without any reason,” Glass said. “I pay college tuition for my child, I know it is increasing a lot.” Glass said too many people are being forced to go to college when they don’t need to, artificially increasing the demand and tuition cost. These students are not

able to cope with college, she said. “It is a cruel hoax on the student,” Glass said. “He takes loans and spends all this money when he is really not ready for college.” Glass suggests such students should go to a twoyear school first and then to a four-year university so they don’t need remedial courses. Bill White cares about making college education more affordable, Ally Smith deputy press secretary for the democratic candidate said. “Under Rick Perry tuition costs went up 93 percent for college students,” Smith said. “Students and their parents can’t afford that.” White feels it is important Texas has an educated force to attract employers, Smith said. She said one of the main problems affecting students is textbook costs, the government should look into online resources to solve this. “Bill White will prioritize public education, higher education and public safety,” Smith said. Smith said Texas needs to stop teaching to the tests, so

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2010 TEXAS GOVERNOR’S RACE: where they stand Rick Perry (Republican Party, incumbent) Higher Education: Fixed-Rate Tuition Border Security: Enforce existing laws Economic Policy: Balance budget without raising taxes Energy: Continue diverse energy portfolio Same-sex Marriage: Against

Deb Shafto (Green Party) Higher Education: Free public education through Post-Graduate level Border Security: issuance of work permits to undocumented workers as first step toward citizenship Economic Policy: Progressive Corporate and Individual income-tax to replace sales and property tax. Energy Policy: Decentralized energy production, move from fossil fuels to renewable energy Same-Sex marriage: Support equal rights.

Kathie Glass (Libertarian Party)

Bill White (Democratic Party)

Higher Education: Reduce artificial demand, unneeded research spending Border Security: Texas Guard to help current agents Economic Policy: cut budget by 50 percent, cut spending Energy Policy: Market forces without Federal encroachment Same-sex Marriage: For equal rights but against using the term ‘Marriage’

Higher Education: Reduce costs Border Security: Create new law enforcement agency for border Economic Policy: Increase technically trained workforce Energy Policy: Tap unused renewable resources Same-sex Marriage: Not current priority

students won’t need to take remedial courses when they go to college. Kat Swift, Green Party state coordinator, said education should be free up to the post-graduate level. Deb Shafto, Green Party candidate, could not be reached for comment. “If the military industrial complex is dismantled,

we would have more than enough money to fund free public education,” Swift said. The cost of higher education is arbitrarily high and part of the problem was people making profits off the institution, she said. “We need to look at why these tuition costs are increasing,” Swift said. “Be-

cause the salaries of professors have not increased.” Moore said many states such as New York and Louisiana have already cut funding for higher education. “We would have to be naïve to think the same wouldn’t happen in Texas,” Moore said. “They’re going to have to make some very hard choices.”

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Richard said. She said the department also asks residents to keep an eye out and report anything suspicious to the police either by phone or by visiting the APD website. Yelverton said financially, Arlington will see revenue generating from game ticket sales, hotel room bookings, car rentals and restaurants. Randy Ford, J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill owner, said his business sales have doubled up because of the Super Bowl and this week because of the World Series. “We have hired 14 additional people, our waitresses have been making about $200 per night since this all started,” he said. “This event coming to Arlington is good for everyone. We have doubled our revenue, our food sales have doubled – this is huge for Arlington.” He said J. Gilligan’s Bar and Grill will host a World Series Block Party today,

Education is an investment, Moore said. And though it may be tempting to cut, it’s funding to fill immediate shortfalls and it would have negative longterm effects, he said.

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Saturday and Sunday. The game will be shown on a 24 ft. tall TV in the restaurant’s parking lot of the restaurant and 105.3 The Fan radio station will also be broadcasting. Laurel Claine, Courtyard Dallas Arlington by The Ballpark senior sales manager said hotel room rates have been increased for this weekend. “We are all booked for Saturday and Sunday,” she said. “All the travelers that come to our hotel have been from other states and even Canada. They are going to be spending their money here in our hotels, it creates an experience for them and they’ll keep coming back.” Yelverton said Arlington’s spirit and pride is at an all-time high. “You can see everyone around town wearing red and blue, this has lifted everybody’s spirits,” Yelverton said. “Then there is marketing, with this event we are getting a lot of free publicity. The word is out about our community all over the world.” Natalia Contreras


to watch the game. She said she always sports her Rangers’ jersey on game days. continued from page 1 “I like the fact that they at the World Series Watch- showed the game in the big ing Party hosted by Uni- screen here on campus,” she said. “I’d rathversity Events er stay on campus in the Univerthan go somesity Center Palo “This time where else where Duro Lounge. they went in I have to look “The gen- thinking it around for parkeral idea is ing and deal with that students was going to rowdy crowds.” can eat dinner be easy. They Martinez said since the Plaza she knows the is open late made too Rangers will come and come on many errors, over and watch but I’ll always back strong. “This time they the game,” said Lauren Miller, be loyal to the went in thinking it was going to UC marketing Rangers.” be easy,” she said. services coordiAriela Martinez “They made too nator. many errors, but Miller said nursing freshman I’ll always be loyal the watch party, to the Rangers.” along with the The World Series big screen, will be in the Bluebonnet Ballroom Watching Parties will contoday, but will be back tinue in the Palo Duro in the Palo Duro Lounge Lounge Saturday and Sunfor Saturday, Sunday and day. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday if necessary. Monday’s games. Nursing freshman Ariela Martinez wore RangNatalia Contreras er red from head to toe

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Biology Junior Anthony Adetomiwa shows off his mummy mask at the Fall Carnival on Wednesday.

Architecture junior Qudus Ogunmefun, left, jumps through a hula hoop as communication technology senior Chris Baker looks on during the Black Student Association’s Fall Carnival on Wednesday on the Central Library mall. The carnival featured a variety of games including musical chairs and a candy toss.

More than 25 student organizations set up tables for the Black Student Association’s third annual Fall Carnival Wednesday night. Carnival goers played rounds of musical chairs, miniature bowling and hula-hooped across the Central Library mall. “We wanted to bring an event to the campus to bring the diverse community together,� Aristia Mosely, psychology junior and BSA president, said.

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Other groups advertised their organizations along the mall, while attendees danced to the music provided by a BSA sponsored disc jockey. The Carnival doubled as a fundraiser for BSA’s fifth annual High School Step Show and college prep workshop. Despite this, tables were free to reserve for student organizations and BSA served complementary popcorn. Biology junior Anthony Adetomiwa said he’s attended the event since its first incarnation dur-

ing his freshman year. “It was so much fun. I met most of my friends I’m here tonight with there,� he said. The event originally planned to broadcast the first game of the World Series in the center of the mall, but technical complications arose, preventing the showing. Despite this, architecture junior Qudus Ogunmefun said he enjoyed himself. “There weren’t as many people as last year, but this year’s event is still holding its own,� he said.

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choosing a major are the student’s interests and areas the student has experience or skills in. She said personal values, such as being able to spend time with family or time for church, and your personality type, such as whether you’re an extrovert or introvert should also be taken into account. “Focus on your strengths, you have to find the right fit for you,� she said. The event will be a shortened version of the major exploration section of the Issues In College Development class she teaches as a pass/fail elective for freshmen and transfer students. She said the event will focus on key factors such as personality type, when choosing a major. The presentation will also debunk some common myths about careers, such as believing you’re stuck with a career for the next 50 years after selecting a career path. Von Roeder said there are many different kinds of jobs students can obtain with each degree. Undeclared freshman Teresa Suarez started out as a business major, but became undeclared when she realized that business classes didn’t keep her interest. Suarez said she is still trying to explore different major options and decide which ones she wants to consider. “I’ll look for what I’ll be doing in the field and the people I’d be working with to make my decision,� she said. Rachel Snyder

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