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Gas concerns aired Monday Residents want Sunset review to look into Barnett Shale natural gas drilling. BY NATALIA CONTRERAS The Shorthorn senior staff

Lon Burnam, state representative for Fort Worth

Arlington resident John Nicholson said when he drives to work the Arlington sky, which once looked blue, looks brown.

He attributes the discoloration in the air to Barnett Shale gas drilling. Arlington residents voiced concerns over the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s current operations Monday night. More than 100 Arlington residents met to discuss a Sunset review, a process in which legislators evaluate ef-

fectiveness of state government agencies. The review was over TCEQ and the Texas Railroad Commission. Residents’ main concerns were the lack of attention TCEQ pays to public input and the lack of effort to respond to air and water quality complaints. Almost every state agency in Texas goes through a

Sunset review every 10 to 12 years. The town hall meeting was held at the Sheraton hotel and hosted by The League of Women Voters. State Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, State Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, and former TCEQ Commissioner Larry Soward listened to residents’ suggestions and an-

swered questions. Soward said TCEQ lacks the manpower to go out and test several public complaints due to most of the agency’s workers being held at the Austin headquarters. “I know they would love to be able to respond to public complaints as fast as possiSUNSET continues on page 5

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SC walks for safer campus The 30th Annual Night Walk aims to rid campus of concerning safety hazards like poorly lit areas and malfunctioning call boxes. BY TAYLOR CAMMACK The Shorthorn staff

“Light out! Light out!” came the call from the top of the steps leading to the north bridge over Cooper Street. “Thank you! I got it,” Caitlin Wright, Student Congress academic affairs chair, answered from the bottom of the stairs, quickly scratching down the location of the burnt-out light in her note pad. As she writes, she shuffles up the steps with around ten other people, making their way to the west side of campus to continue their trek in the 30th annual Night Walk. The Night Walk, hosted by Student Congress, consisted of three groups canvassing the east, west and central parts of campus, scouting out potential safety hazards such as burnt-out lights, NIGHT continues on page 5

Political science junior Priscillah Kapten throws a ball and tries to knock over the bottles at the Carni-ball event for the baseball and softball teams Tuesday in front of the Maverick Activities Center. The event aimed to raise support for the teams.


Students take a load off at carnival-themed function

Monitoring made easy for veterans Aided with federal funds, Colleges of Nursing and Engineering join forces to research a health detection system. BY ASHLEY BRADLEY The Shorthorn staff

The Colleges of Nursing and Engineering are working together to make the monitoring of health and wellness easier. At the end of October, the two colleges received $634,000 in federal funds, to be used over the next two years, to help jump-start the Smart Care project. The Smart Care system will be used to help detect the health problems of senior citizens, injured veterans and people with disabilities and diseases. The Smart Care sensors will be used to monitor people on a daily basis in their homes. Sensors would be placed in a person’s home depending on how they interact in their house. If a person used a certain toilet more than another, they would place the monitor there. If a person walked down a hallway more than another, they would place a scale sensor there. The sensors could take samples of blood and urine or detect daily habit changes, depending on the reason for the monitors. If an elderly woman gradually started to limp on one foot more than another, the sensors would detect that a problem is present. “We would notice changes that would prove that person to be ill,” said Kathryn Daniel, assistant nursing professor and Smart Care project manager. SMART continues on page 5

Psychology freshman Walter Gray swings at a piñata on Tuesday outside of the Maverick Activities Center.


Strong winds didn’t deter the baseball and softball teams from offering the games and food of Carni-ball to passing students. Tuesday night in front of the Maverick Activities Center, players from both teams hosted carnival games and a piñata in an effort to raise awareness about their upcoming seasons. Participants could win T-shirts or food by playing games like the ball throw, in which they had to knock down a pile of bottles with a plastic baseball, or the cup game, where they identified which cup a ball was in. Some players were hollering at people to come check out the tables. During the evening they egged on psychology freshman Walter Gray to take a shot at the piñata by calling him Superman because of his Superman T-shirt. Gray won a Mavericks jersey after breaking open the baseball-shaped piñata and spilling candy out over the grass. The athletes aim to raise awareness about games and increase attendance, and it may have worked on political science junior Priscillah Kapten. “I haven’t been to any games before, but with all this free stuff, I’m more tempted to go,” she said. Team members passed out schedules to people who stopped by the tables and encouraged everyone to go to the games. Both teams start their seasons in February.


Nurse practitioners celebrate in UC Health center employees had an awareness campaign for Nurse Practitioner Week. BY EDNA HORTON The Shorthorn staff

Jan Holtberg was at a time in her life when she needed a challenge. Holtberg, a Health Ser-

vices nurse practitioner, said the idea of becoming a nurse practitioner appealed to her because she could write prescriptions, request tests and diagnose illnesses for patients. She said it allowed her to practice more applications in medicine than she could while she was teaching. “It’s a stimulating, chal-

lenging and fulfilling job and I love it,” she said. Health Services set up tables in the University Center Palo Duro Lounge to support Nurse Practitioner Week. Holtberg said it was a nation wide event to bring more awareness to the profession. Holtberg handed out pamphlets and brochures that

covered the services offered at the health center, such as women’s, men’s, mental and general health. Holtberg said the profession started in the ’70s and was used to serve families with low incomes. She said UTA started hiring practitioners NURSING continues on page 5

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3,500 people a year with 20 employees and 100 volunteers, said About 10 years ago, Andrew Cindy Vasquez, Cancer Care Ser“Drew” Fort had a new kid, a new vices activities and volunteer coorwife and just earned a supervising dinator said. Cancer Care Services position at Jared the Galhelped Fort make medical leria of Jewelry, but on his payments, provided emofirst day he had to tell his tional support and sponnew boss he’d just been sored social events. The ordiagnosed with cancer. ganization held events like The education jumovie nights, picnics and nior went through eight even took Fort’s family and months of chemotherapy, other families struck by five days on and two days cancer to a Rangers game. off, to fight his throat can“It’s like a little bit of cer. In the meantime, Fort Drew Fort, cancer normalcy in a crazy whirlhad gone from a full-time wind of cancer, because job to not being able to survivor and cancer is devastating and work. Medical prescrip- education junior the lives of the people are tions and co-pays started just shocked,” Fort said. “You have to cut into the family fund. “Being sick really made me to have that back bone and some think about where my life was,” he people don’t have those people besaid. “I’d made really good money hind them.” Fort said his wife offered him throughout the jewelry industry, but I wanted to give back, and I wanted that support, and if it were not for to be with my kids more, and I her he might not have ever gone to the doctor to diagnose the lump in wanted to be with my family.” So Fort reached out to Fort his throat. Fort’s wife, Rimi, said she took Worth group Cancer Care Services, one of the few organizations that on the role of keeping her husband offers cancer patients and families going. “I didn’t give him any real symfinancial support. The organization helps 3,000 to pathy,” she said. “I didn’t act scared BY SARAH LUTZ

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POLICE REPORT This is a part of the daily activity log produced by the university’s Police Department. To report a criminal incident on campus, call 817-272-3381.

MONDAY Minor Accident At 7:05 p.m., a minor accident was reported by a student in Lot 49, 1101 S. Cooper St. There were no injuries. The case was cleared with no further action. Criminal Mischief or Vandalism An officer was dispatched at 6:28 p.m. to Faculty Lot 6, 800 UTA Blvd. The officer was responding to an act of criminal mischief reported by a student. The case was cleared with further action.

Drew Fort volunteers at the organization that helped him get through cancer

and I made him go on. Just because he thumbed through obituaries he’s sick, life doesn’t stop, which from the past month and added makes me sound bad, but fighting the deceased to the Cancer Care cancer has a lot to do with your Services’s database. As he typed in the beginning of each name, he was mental state.” Rimi said she did everything surprised to see the large list of people who had been she could to keep helped by Cancer Care him from getting deServices. pressed or giving up. HELP THE CAUSE “Here I am in this She said she’s seen a Cancer Care Services little teeny cubical seetransformation in her is collecting food and ing who cancer affects, husband, who strugmonetary donations to and it was really powgled to talk about it at provide Thanksgiving erful to me,” he said. “I first and didn’t want dinner to 15 families afreally felt like I need to anyone to go with fected by cancer. do more for them.” him to his treatment. Cancer Care Services Now Fort works as Fort discovered he will accept donations an administrative aswas cancer free after until Nov. 18. sistant, where he fohis eight-month rigContact: 623 S. Hendercuses on client activiorous chemotherapy son St., Fort Worth ties, Vasquez said. treatment. 817-921-0653 Fort spent his most Fort began volrecent workday calling unteering at Cancer Care Services earlier this semester as clients asking them what they want part of the service-learning portion for Thanksgiving for the Cancer in his Pre-Adolescent Growth and Care Service’s annual Thanksgiving Development class with education food drive. “I wouldn’t have expected it,” he associate professor Jon Leffingwell. “He’s been very forthright and said. “I’d never thought of me as that positive about his service learning guy that would take on some cause.” and how much it means to him,” Leffingwell said. “I think it helps the ones that are in their 20s.” SARAH LUTZ On Fort’s first day volunteering,


Suspicious Circumstances At 4:19 p.m., officers responded to a student report of possible theft in Pickard Hall, 411 S. Nedderman Drive. After further searching, the student’s items were found and it was ruled that no theft had occurred. The case was cleared with no further action.

Jazz graduate student Jaime Reyes practices drums Tuesday in the Fine Arts Building. Reyes has played for 25 years and will perform today with the gradute jazz combo, jazz faculty and guest jazz bassist Linda Oh at 7:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Building Room 115. The performance is free to everyone.

Minor Accident A student reported a minor accident at 3:05 p.m. at 1100 S. Cooper St. The case was cleared with no further action. Theft At 3 p.m., a student reported that an unknown individual stole her bicycle at Arbor Oaks apartments, 1006 Greek Row Drive. The case is still active. Theft At 2:10 p.m., a student reported someone had stolen his skateboard after he had set it on the ground next to his vehicle at 1225 Mitchell St. and, upon his return, it was missing. The case is still active.

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TODAY Charting Chartered Companies: Concessions to Companies, Maps 1600–1900: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special Collections, Central Library sixth floor. Free and open to all. For more information, contact Erin O’ Malley at 817-272-2179. MavSwap: Noon. Central Library mall. Free. Show school spirit for upcoming Movin’ Mavs’, men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Swap other university T-shirts for free UTA T-shirts. For more information, contact Intercollegiate Athletics at or 817-272-2261.

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Hammers For Hope General Body Meeting: Noon. University Center Concho Room. Free. For more information, contact Hammers For Hope at Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Wednesday: Noon. University Center mall. Free. For more information, contact Greek Life at 817-272-9234. $2 Movie – How To Train A Dragon. 5:30 p.m. Planetarium. $2. For more information, contact the Planetarium at or 817-272-1183. Asian Heritage Month- One Night In Asia: 6 p.m. Rosebud Theatre. Free. For more information, contact Multicultural Affairs at 817-272-2099. THURSDAY Veterans Day at Arbor Oak Retirement Home: All day. Arbor Oaks Retirement Home at 1101 E. Arbrook Blvd. Free. For more information, contact the UTA Volun- Opinion Editor.............................. Ali Mustansir Sports Editor ............................. Sam Morton Photo Editor ................................... Aisha Butt Online Editor ........................ Vinod Srinivasan

Veteran’s Day Activities Fair: 11 a.m. University Center Palo Duro Lounge. Free. Veterans learn to succeed at UTA. For more information, contact Counseling Services at 817-272-3671. “Flats and rounds” exhibits: 11 a.m. Gallery 76102. Free. For more information, contact Corey Gossett at or 817-272-0365. Building Watson: Deep QA and the Jeopardy! Challenge: 1:45–3 p.m. Nedderman Hall Room 601. Free. For more information, contact Sherri Gotcher at 817-272-3605. Essentials of Assertiveness: 2-4 p.m. Wetsel Building Room 200. Free. Registration required. For more information, contact Human Resources/Employment Services at 817-272-3461.

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Neglect threatens ancient italian ruins

Bush promotes book in Dallas DALLAS — Autographseekers lined up around a Texas shopping center Tuesday as former President George W. Bush officially kicked off the release of his new memoir at a bookstore about a mile from his home. First in line were Terry and Tammy Jones of suburban Justin, who had camped out since the previous afternoon with sleeping bags and a portable DVD player. They said when they told Bush of their wait, he said he would sign their books “with admiration,” shaking 53-yearold Terry Jones’ hand and kissing his wife’s.

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roMe — For all of italy’s ancient wonders, the real wonder might be that so many are still standing, given the poor care they get. The collapse in Pompeii last week of a frescoed house where gladiators prepared for combat was the latest loss. The structure had survived the explosion of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.d. but apparently could not withstand modern neglect. “We’re stunned when some walls fall down. But these are ruins not systematically maintained, so the miracle is that so few of them collapse,” said Andrea Carandini, a world-renowned archaeologist who leads a panel of professional consultants in the Cultural Ministry. last spring, a huge segment of Nero’s fabled Golden Palace beneath rome gave way, raining down pieces of vaulted ceiling in one of the galleries under a garden popular with strollers. Three years ago, a 20-foot section of ancient wall crumpled into a pile of bricks after days of heavy rain. The wall had been named after the third century emperor Aurelius, who built it to defend rome against the first onslaught of barbarians. A couple of months ago, three chunks of mortar broke off the Colosseum, hours before the symbol of the eternal City opened its gates to tourists. The ancient roman arena has survived earthquakes, lightning strikes and pillaging, but these days engineers fret more about damage from pollution, the constant rattling of nearby subway rails and centuries of poor drainage. Topping experts’ list of imperiled structures is Palatine Hill, the oncepalatial home of rome’s ancient emperors. For years, archaeologists and engineers have warned that it was at risk of collapse because of poor upkeep. Fissures are apparent in brick-


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Workers stand among debris on Saturday in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy. Italy is rich in ancient wonders, but the real wonder might be that so many of them are still standing, given the poor care often accorded to them. The collapse last week in Pompeii into a heap of crumbled stone and swirling dust of the frescoed building where gladiators prepped for combat — a piece of storied past which survived the furious explosion of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. — was the latest archeological accident waiting to happen in this country.

like the Pompeii collapse. Carandini, interviewed on italian radio, warned that, should Pompeii be hard hit by an earthquake, “we wouldn’t be able to do a [complete] restoration” because no relief map has ever been made of the site. The Naples area, which hosts the ruins, is one of italy’s most earthquake-prone regions. lovers of antiquities have long bemoaned the chronic shortage of funding to shore up shaky structures and save them for posterity. italy’s Cultural Ministry, which is responsible for repairing ancient monuments and artworks, gets a mere 0.18 percent of the national budget,

work, and rainwater seeps through stone, forcing much of the hall to be closed to visitors. A building called the House of the Chaste lovers collapsed in January in Pompeii which is visited by 3 million tourists each year. “We are tired of commenting on the continuous collapses and damage to the archaeological heritage of our country,” said Giorgia leoni, italian Confederation of Archaeologists president in a statement after the gladiators’ place fell apart on Saturday. on Tuesday, italian President Giorgio Napolitano decreed what he called “terrible negligence” as a chief reason for national embarrassments

SAN DIEGO — Navy helicopters shuttled in supplies Tuesday to 4,500 passengers and crew members expected to remain stranded on a disabled cruise ship off the coast of Mexico at least through Wednesday night. Mexican seagoing tugboats were expected to reach the Carnival Splendor on Tuesday afternoon to begin the slow process of towing it 150 miles to the nearest Mexican port at Ensenada. Passengers will be bused back to California from there.

compared to roughly 1 percent for France, according to ministry officials. it’s a startling contrast for a nation that boasts the world’s highest number of ruins, churches, monasteries and other artistic and architectural treasures. Those sites make tourism one of italy’s biggest industries. ironically, experts describe italy as being a leader in preservation for pinpointing possible problems and drawing up a “kind of map of risk.” Giorgio Croci, one of italy’s bestknown engineers for structural problems, said the nation’s know-how is so in demand that Turkey has commissioned him to study istanbul’s monuments for potential perils.


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JAKARTA, Indonesia — From the most Muslim nation on earth, President Barack Obama is reaching out to the Islamic world, declaring that efforts to build trust and peace are showing promise but are still clearly “incomplete.” Obama on Wednesday will deliver one of the most personal and potentially consequential speeches of his presidency, reflecting on his own years of upbringing in Indonesia and giving an update on America’s “new beginning” with Muslims that he promised last year in Cairo.

Minister reluctant to shake hands with first lady Associated Press

JAKArTA, indonesia — A conservative Muslim government minister admits he shook hands with first lady Michelle obama in welcoming her to indonesia but said it wasn’t his choice. Footage on YouTube shows otherwise, sparking a debate that has lit up Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the blogosphere. “i tried to prevent [being touched] with my hands but Mrs. Michelle held her hands too far toward me [so] we touched,” information Minister Tifatul Sembiring

told tens of thousands of followers on Twitter. While indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, the vast majority practice a moderate form of the faith. But Sembiring has flaunted his conservatism and says he avoids contact with women who are not related to him. The minister was among the dignitaries in a receiving line that greeted President Barack obama and his wife as they arrived in Jakarta on Tuesday — a homecoming of sorts for the president who spent part of his childhood there.

the handshake and questioned his long-standing claims that, as a good Muslim, he restricts his contact with women. Many posts had a “gotchya” quality to them. one female journalist — who said the minister had refused to shake her hand — gleefully noted that now he would no longer be able to wriggle out of it. Sembiring has often tweeted controversial comments, including blaming natural disasters on a lack of morality and joking about AidS.

indonesians gathered around television sets across the country to watch the American president touch down. Children at the school he attended practiced a song dedicated to him in case he visited. in footage of the official welcome, Sembiring appeared to share his countrymen’s enthusiasm. He smiled broadly as he shook the president’s hand and then reached with both hands to grasp Michelle obama’s. But later he said she forced their contact. His denial was in a response to tweets from indonesians who noted

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Do unto others as you would have them do to you People should go back to leveling the playing field There is plenty of racism going around lately – or at least accusations of it. On Monday, a special segment between Matt Lauer of the “Today Show” and former President George W. Bush was aired on NBC. Bush discussed his book Decision Points and responded to rapper Kanye West’s allegation in 2005 that he “does not care about black people.” Bush said that, in effect, West was calling him a racist and he views that instance as one of the most “disgusting” moments of his presidency, which he felt was unfair. Like West, many people have become so quick to label others as racists, bigots and fascists because they disagree with their viewpoints or come from a different social group. They don’t seem think about the accused and their intentions; instead, they spit out slanderous labels without due thought. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, McCarthyism resulted in interrogations, loss of jobs and jail time for those accused of being communists. Now, we accuse people of being fascists simply because we disagree with their political stance. We send mixed messages with our words and actions by poking fun at certain groups while leaving others unscathed. Many act as if its okay to mock Southern dialect, but condemn others when it’s an ethnic dialect. Last month, Rick Sanchez of CNN was fired from the network after his spiel during an interview on Sirius XM. Sanchez said he is seen as “second tier” in this country because of his Cuban descent and those of Jewish descent run the media. “A lot of people who run the other networks are a lot like Stewart and to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority? Yeah,” he said. While discussing the discrimination he’s experienced, Sanchez discriminated against others. Many people also do this, they use personal experiences as a means to cast judgment on others. Sometimes, the person accusing others of being a bigot or a racist is that themselves. People say, “Look how far we’ve come.” This is true, but it’s sad that anyone should have to justify the problem with that saying. We devalue a word’s meaning when we use it out of context, and we devalue a person’s struggles, past and present, when we let words slip through our lips and bypass our minds. We are not going to progress any further if we continue to recklessly label others. It’s time to cut out the labeling and assumptions and get back to the basics. Respect others in the same way you want to be respected. Until that happens, we will continue to let party lines and social lines section us off further.

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The more things change ... Partisan politics are not American politics


he recent election results came as a surprise to no one. The mood of the nation has changed dramatically since the 2008 presidential elections, and the future still seems bleak. The Democrats have been dealt a serious blow to their power, and now, the Republicans are poised to take advantage of it until the 2012 elections. The real surprise of the election was the reaction of the two parties. The Democrats claimed the results were nothing more than a reaction to a sour economy. The Republicans say that the elections were a clear repudiation of the Democratic agenda. It is clear that neither party understands what the election really represented. The nation is tired of a Congress that doesn’t work. America faces serious problems that require serious solutions. The economy is still struggling and the millions of jobs that were lost are not going to return any time soon. We continue to face record deficits and a national debt ballooning out of control. Our education system is failing and our children are falling behind. There are millions of undocumented workers in the country that have no path to citizenship and no way to immigrate here legally. We are still involved in two wars that we can’t afford. Iran appears to be developing nuclear weapons; we face an ongoing crisis in the Middle East, and these are just a few of the problems that we face. Despite all of these problems the politicians seem to think that the elections were nothing more than discontent because of the economy. They don’t seem to understand that the nation is frustrated with an entire system that no longer seems to represent what they stand for. During the next legislative session, Congress will be split with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and the Democrats narrowly controlling the Senate. Historically, when Congress is split between two parties it tends to be more productive, and that is what the nation wants. People don’t want two more years of bitter partisanship in STEVEN HUSSAIN which no meaningful legislation is Hussain is a political science passed. The nation junior and guest columnist is facing some of the for The Shorthorn. toughest problems that it has ever seen Join the discussion — issues that will deby commenting at termine the future of America if not corrected immediately. The list is long for the things that this Congress needs to do in the next two years. Unfortunately, the list of things that will actually get achieved will probably be pretty small. Undoubtedly, the next two years will be full of turmoil and political posturing as we go into another presidential election. It may be a naive notion to believe that Congress will do right by the American people and try to correct some of the many troubles this nation faces. Despite the years of suffering and an increasingly partisan political system, the American people maintain their faith that we can accomplish anything. Congress needs to recognize this and finally act in the best interest of this nation, and not just in the best interest of their party.


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he latest studies are showing distressingly large probabilities that “free will” is not as open as we might like to think. Not that we have zero choices but that our choices are more limited by genetics, society and other environmental factors than rugged individualists prefer. CLIFF HALE If this is true, then Righties canHale is an interdisciplinnot help thinking ary studies senior and and voting rightly, guest columnist for The Lefties will always be Shorthorn. leftish, and the rest of us will blink and Join the discussion scratch our heads at by commenting at the ridiculous tics of the two main camps. My predisposition is for nonpartisan rationality. That inclination, by whatever recipe of DNA and cultural background, to look at matters somewhat critically, bites me in the ass as often as not, since most of what I expect depends on noncritical thinkers. If most people in our world were essentially rational, the elections of 2010 would shake up the Liberals and Democrats with feedback that would force them to rethink and alter their courses of action. It would also shake up the Conservatives and Republicans to warn them that the American public is in the mood to flex its combined electoral muscles and throw out anyone, donkey or pachyderm, that fails to measure up to expectations. However, very few people in our Western world are truly raised to be rational. A dear friend of mine on the left end of the bipolar political spectrum recently opined on Facebook that it was lack of Democratic voter turnout that “lost” the elections this year, not lack of political performance by his political cadre. Republican pundits have been yammering about how the elections were a clear message that the country wants what the elephants are offering. Both camps are profoundly deluded. The elections mandated substantive, rather than rhetorical, change. Change is the least likely thing we will get. I have often gaped at someone doing a bad job, and remarked that if I did as poor a job in my own work I would expect to be fired. The voting citizens of the U.S. fired the last batch of befuddled guessers. They did not hire particularly superior replacements. They...we...just reshuffled the deck hoping for better cards. Sadly, the deck is stacked. The percentage of Americans who are actually trained and experienced in rational thinking is dismally small and, of those few, most do not enter into politics. The analytical thinker in me struggles to see how anyone can miss the actual message the most recent election sent to Washington, D.C., then that critical process moves deeper and recognizes that it is outnumbered and surrounded. What can we expect from the next Congress? A new Stetson … and the same old heifers.

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Students can adopt an angel for the holidays UTA Volunteers is helping underprivileged children receive gifts for the holidays. In the University Center stands the Angel Tree, a Salvation Army donation project where students can choose from a list of underprivileged children they will “adopt” and donate Christmas gifts to. Donations began on Nov. 3 with 150 children on the recipient list. As of Tuesday there are 90 children remaining on the list. The children are listed in a binder that contains their name, age, clothing size and wish list items. Those who choose to adopt will write their name and the child’s name on an angel that will be placed on the tree. Donations are voluntary and there is no minimum requirement for donors, though organizers would like to try and fulfill the wish list preferences. UTA Volunteers President Esperanza Trujillo said she has adopted one child for herself and one for her sorority. “It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit and to give back,” the business management junior said. The Angel Tree will be set up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday near the Palo Duro Lounge until Dec. 2. A donation box is available for monetary donations to the Salvation Army. — Brianna Fitzgerald


Insurance giant to dole out $65,000 in aid Geico will give money to students, and they don’t even have to be safe drivers. Geico, an auto insurer group, is offering achievement awards worth $1,000 to undergraduate students majoring in business, computer science, math and related fields. In 2011, they will give out more than $65,000 to eligible students throughout the country who are enrolled as a sophomore or junior in a four-year college or university with at least a 3.0 overall GPA. Eligible students also must demonstrate leadership skills at their campus or community. When students are looking for money, they need to examine the program’s requirements, said Cheri Butler, Career Services associate director. “You need to pay attention to [scholarships] that would best fit what you are doing and what your goals are,” she said. To apply, students will need to fill out the application, provide a résumé and letter of recommendation and write a 600 to 1,200 word essay. The application is available at and all supplemental materials must be sent to Geico by Feb. 22. The winners of the award will be announced by May 31. — Amanda Gonzalez


Regional environmental agencies recognize UTA The university recently received three awards for its environmental efforts, sustainability director Meghna Tare announced at the last University Sustainability Committee meeting of the semester on Tuesday. The North Texas Clean Air Coalition, with whom UTA is a partner, recognized the university for its carsharing program, community garden, composting, Office Green Teams and other initiatives. Air North Texas recognized the university for outreach, marketing and working with the community. State of Texas Alliance for Recycling recognized the university’s Office Green Teams. Recycling Coordinator Becky Valentich announced that the Office Green Teams’ addition of a fourth level, platinum, to its office recognition program. Tare told the committee that the car-sharing program has 65 members using it but only a utilization percent of 2.37 in September and 16 percent in October. The program needs to reach a 30 percent utilization goal for it to stay on campus or add more cars. Architecture associate professor David Hopman and faculty research associate Sonal Parmar updated the committee on the Green at College Park, which is slated to receive national recognition as the university’s first sustainable landscape. It uses natural plant life, recycled materials and significantly reduces water consumption. — Sarah Lutz

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Nursing sophomore Valeria Orocio glances through the ‘Passport to Health’ pamphlet on Tuesday during Nurse Practitioners Week. Different free healthy snacks were provided to students. The Shorthorn: Brian Dsouza

Nursing freshman Luisa Reyes receives information from nurse practitioner Jean Meehan on Tuesday in the University Center Palo Duro Lounge. Nurse practitioners spoke about health services offered.

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five years ago, and the profession has grown across the nation. There are currently 436 students in the nurse practitioner program. “I know there is a huge demand for people like us because there are not enough physicians. We can handle the more mundane problems and allow the physicians to handle the more serious problems,” she said. Nurse practitioner Jean Meehan said a nurse practitioner is a nurse who has completed a

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She said the sensors could be used as temperature detectors, motion detectors and even as scales. As someone moves across a certain panel it would measure their body weight. She said this is useful to make sure a person isn’t fluctuating in weight. “A person doesn’t have to remember to use it,” she said. “It is just active.” She said the problem with other detectors being used by patients at home is that people don’t always use them. “People don’t expect for there to be a problem, so they don’t use it,” she said. The Smart Care sensors would always be working. The sensors’ job is to collect a large amount of data that would

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ble,” Soward said. “There should be less TCEQ workers at the Austin headquarters. They need to refocus on how they allocate their resources.” Nicholson said TCEQ needs to stop permitting gas drilling. “They need to go out and make sure we are not in danger of this affecting our health,” he said. Carona said people in public

masters in a specific area of the medical field. “They go into a certain area, family services, women’s health or acute care working in emergency rooms,” she said. Meehan said they diagnose illnesses and prescribe medication. She said along with promoting their profession, they let students know the services offered at the health center. She said many students don’t know that a lot of the services offered are covered in a student’s tuition. Holtberg said promoting nurse practitioners was good because it lets students know they

are here and fulfilling a need. She said they gave students information on what types of services were available at the health center. Students also signed a form to receive more information through e-mail. Clinical science junior Brittany Thomas said she knew the health center was there, but she had never been. She said it was good the university had a center where they could offer medical assistance to students. Thomas said she wants go to ask further questions about a illness she’s afraid may run in the family. “I’m pretty healthy, but I am

take a doctor or a nurse hours or days of time to search through, Daniel said. The time consumption would not only be because of the amount of data, but because of what the data is measuring and saying. “The hard part is knowing what’s significant and what’s not,” she said. Manfred Huber, associate computer science and engineering professor, said this is where his department comes in. Their research is to create the algorithms and computer reading systems that would prevent doctors and nurses from having to sift through all of the information on their own. “If a computer can analyze data, then what it can send to doctors and nurses is very specific,” he said. “The computers would also help decrease a feeling of privacy invasion.” The sensors could both alert people of a period of time when they need to see a doctor, and when they don’t, said David Levine, com-

puter science engineering lecturer. He said the sensors could help people who visit a doctor’s office on a routine basis save money. “If your medical bills are over $3,000 a year this would be a great system to have, whether you’re 25, 35 or 85,” Levine said. He said insurance companies would cover the devices, leasing the equipment to the house. Then there would probably be a monthly charge. He said the devices would be wireless and small, almost undetected in a house, and something that would simplify peoples’ lives. “If you stand in front of a doctor today they might say, ‘everything looks good,’ but that’s only right now,” Levine said. “A computer could look over a large period of time. Then you could be more confident that you really are OK.”

office do listen to residents’ suggestions and will try to make public health a priority. “Air and water quality is everybody’s issue regardless of what political party you belong to,” he said. “We will look at every issue and try to be as objective as possible.” Faith Chatham, DFW Regional Concerned Citizens member and Arlington resident, said every agency in the state of Texas should have in its mission statement the protection of the health and safety of human beings, plants, animals

and the environment. “There needs to be an agency review, not only a Sunset review, but one periodically every year to know how they are really protecting the people,” she said. A Sunset staff report will be turned in to Legislature on Nov. 17. Public input can be submitted from December to April of 2011 and public testimony at the State Capitol in Austin will be Dec. 15 to 16.

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MorE on tHE wEEk Nurse Practitioner Week is November 7-13; this year’s theme is Everyday Heroes. The week’s purpose is to promote the nurse practitioner profession by showcasing the many ways they are heroes to their patients. It also allows other people in the community know what they do and services they offer. As of now Health Services doesn’t have any other events planned. Source:

going to find out about diabetes. My father has it, and I might get it,” she said. Edna Horton


Police search for BB shooting suspects Police are still searching for possible suspects in a pair of Thursday assaults in Faculty Lot 8 near Trinity House. At 11:54 p.m., a student reported being struck in the forehead with a BB or pellet fired from a BB gun while walking toward Trinity House. While at the scene, officers received a report from another student who had been struck by a BB or pellet while walking in the same lot a few minutes earlier. Neither victims required medical treatment. Based on the victims’ observations and where they were struck, they suspected the shots were being fired from a room in Trinity House, police said. However, upon scouring the area, police did not locate possible suspects. According to Title 10, Chapter 46 of the Texas Penal Code, having weapons such as pellet or BB guns on the premises of a school or educational institution without written authorization from the institution constitutes a third-degree felony. Campus police are continuing to investigate, Capt. Nanette Rhodes said.

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tions of the lights on campus are checked on a constant basis, one of the main benefits of the walk was the number of people continued from page 1 looking for hazards. “We can’t see everything all downed street signs, cracked or uneven sidewalks and malfunc- the time so it’s good to be able to see all of campus,” he said. tioning police call boxes. Though finding dim or The walk was made up of burnt-out lighting members from Stuwas the main focus for dent Congress, “The Night the walk, several malEXCEL Campus Ac- Walk is one functioning police call tivities and other camboxes were also found, pus organizations, as of the best including one on the well as staff from Fa- things we north side of the Nanocilities Management fab center, discovered and the UTA Police do for the by EXCEL vice presiuniversity Department. dent Julie Landro. Already a two-year because stu“It kinda sounded Night Walk veteran, Wright considers the dents need to like The Exorcist,” she said, laughing. “It was event one of the most feel safe on so old, at first we didn’t beneficial direct concampus.” realize it was a call tributions that Stubox.” dent Congress makes caitlin wright Landro said the for student life on Student Congress Night Walk helped campus. Academic Affairs build awareness of safe“The Night Walk is chairwoman ty concerns on campus. one of the best things “I walk around here we do for the university because students need to feel at night, and there are some parts that are really dark,” she safe on campus,” Wright said. The walk’s findings are com- said. “This way we can bring piled and then sent to Facilities awareness to the safety hazards Maintenance or the appropriate that are on campus.” department. For electrical supervisor Toby taylor caMMack Buhrkuhl, though the condi-

Student Congress members, from left, English junior Emily Boren, civil engineering senior Sam Nahhas and architecture sophomore Andrew Link test a call box at the Social Work Complex on Tuesday during Student Congress’ annual Night Walk. During the walk, three groups of SC members spread out to find and document safety concerns across campus.

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Mavericks find themselves in SLC Tournament mix Errors go down, digs go up and the team is eyeing at a top-4 seed. BY JESSE DETIENNE The Shorthorn staff

Three weeks ago, the volleyball team fell to last place in the SLC West and the season looked nearly over. Fast forward five games later, and all of a sudden they find themselves in position to lock up a top-4 seed in the SLC Tournament, which starts on Nov. 19 in Huntsville. The Mavericks have won five straight conference matches, and as they prepare to host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday, are finding themselves peaking at the right time. Coming into the season, the first obstacle the Mavericks had to get past was the road woes from 2009. The woes crept in during the pre-conference tournaments, but the Mavericks went 5-3 on the road in conference play, effectively breaking through that barrier. “We went on the road with no expectations to win,” junior libero Alicia Shaffer said. “We knew about our road losing streak, so we all decided to just go out there and play our game.” Then a multitude of errors became what looked like the demise of the team. After committing 23 errors in a 3-0 loss at Texas State, the team spiralled into last-place in the SLC West and tournament hopes looked bleak. In the midst of the fourgame losing streak, the Mavericks averaged a staggering 9.17

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Senior setter Raegan Daniel finds it easier to reduce errors with better passing. It’s helped the Mavericks win five straight.

attack errors per set. Since then, the Mavericks have lowered their errors to 5.95 per set and now find themselves in third place in the SLC West after five straight wins. While the errors still exist, junior hitter Amanda Aguilera feels that the team should not have problems with serves as the tournament approaches. “We’ve been doing a lot of pressure situations in practice,” she said. “We have to get a certain amount done to move on to the next drill, and that helps us stay focused.” But the win streak has more to it than just a cutback on errors. They’ve also gotten allconference play from Shaffer, who was named the SLC Defensive Player of the Week for the past two weeks.

Shaffer has stepped up her game as libero with the best stretch of her career. Breaking her career-high three times, she set conference highs in digs over the past five games. She set the conference high in digs with 37 in a four-set match against Northwestern State, and four days later broke her own record with a careerbest of 43 digs in the team’s first win over Stephen F. Austin since 2004. She’s vaulted from sixth to third in the conference leaders in digs, and tops the leader board in conference-only play with 353 digs and 6.09 digs per set in SLC matches. It’s translated throughout the team, as the Mavericks have 146 more digs than second-place UT-San Antonio, which has 917. With the SLC Tournament right around the corner, and the Mavericks berth a near-certainty, head coach Diane Seymour stressed issues in practice that she hopes will keep the team from getting ahead of themselves. “Mainly we are working on things on our side of the net,” Seymour said. “Getting our passing down, [getting] consistent on the serves and being able to control the ball on our side of the net.” Seymour talked about how better passing makes setter Raegan Daniel’s job easier, by allowing her to set hitters up to create less errors. The team gets ready to play Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Texas Hall. JESSE DETIENNE


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Sophomore guard Armani WIlliams runs the offense during practice Tuesday afternoon in the Physical Education Building. The team prepares for its first game on Friday against Texas Lutheran.

Shooter takes aim at expanded role Guard Armani Williams knows he needs to be a complete player.

ARMANI WILLIAMS FRESHMAN-SEASON STATISTICS GP-GS FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Reb Off Def A Stl Pts Avg 28-0 52-153 .340 40-114 .351 17-24 .708 25 4 21 20 10 161 5.8

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rise in minutes this season, Armani Williams stays his defense is the first thing after practice with three other that needs to improve. “He’s bought into what guards, while assistant coach Greg Young calls out instruc- we’re trying to do and playing really hard defensively,” tions. It’s a dribbling and shoot- Cross said. “But he’s that guy that stretches the defense and ing drill. After 10 minutes, Young opens up driving lanes for our tells the group they need to guys.” UTA had one of the betmake three shots in a row from beyond the arc after ter defenses in the Southland the dribbling drill. After a Conference last season, holdcouple of tries, Williams has ing opponents to 42 percent shooting from a chance to end the field. Cross the drill, but his said he believes shot clangs off the PEP RALLY this team is more back of the rim. The Mavericks are defense focused The sophohosting a pep rally than last year. more guard steps at noon today on Williams said he back into line and the Central Library knows how to nails every shot mall. change from a afterward. spot player to a Williams rotational player. doesn’t miss very “I’ve been trying to work often from behind the arc. It’s the main reason he saw play- on every little bit. They’re ing time last year. But with [coaches] critiquing every a new team and a slew of little thing and I’m working players to be replaced, he’s on them,” Williams said. “I’m working to expand his game making sure everything will from a 3-point specialist to a be right when I get into the game.” complete player. Sophomore forward Jor“I worked a lot with trainers back in Chicago over the dan Reves arrived at UTA summer,” he said. “I’ve been in the same freshman class working on dribbling and my as Williams and finds himcourt awareness to find peo- self in the same spot as Williams — needing to improve ple on the court.” Last season, Williams av- his overall game to see more eraged 12.8 minutes a game minutes this season. Reves and 5.8 points per game. His said Williams’ improvement 35 percent 3-point percent- is noticeable. “He’s been able to dribble age was second only to recent graduate Marquez Haynes, inside and finish a lot more,” who now plays in France. Reves said. “When he takes Head coach Scott Cross said good shots, he’s probably the if Williams expects to see a best shooter on the team.

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When he sticks to those, he’s really good.” Despite the improvements to his game, Cross doesn’t want Williams to forget where his bread is buttered. With a team full of new players and unexpected roles, knowing he still has Williams’ smooth jump shot to rely on allows Cross to rest easy at times. “He’s got one of the prettiest jump shots on our team,” Cross said. “He’s a guy capable of hitting four or five in a row.” JOSH BOWE

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HOMES WALK TO CAMPUS. 204 University Drive 3/2/2, hardwood ďƒ&#x;oors, W/ D, fridge, range, D/ W, A/ C, fans, cable ready, fenced yard, No pets/ No smoking, lawn care provided, 1340sqft., 3blks UTA, $1400/ mo. +dep. Discount available This property also For Sale. 214-9145355 or 204University@


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