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Marches and events to celebrate the life, achievements of MLK


Segregation to Harvey Miller, a prominent figure in the San Marcos community, has been a civil rights activist for decades and was instrumental in the 1967 integration of public schools in Georgetown.


By Jason Buch The University Star Texas State is holding a celebration to commemorate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. today at two locations on campus. “This is our twenty-second time hosting this event and we’d like to see everyone out there,” said Jamar Keaton, premass communication senior and chairman of the committee that organized the event. Jan. 15 is the anniversary of King’s birth in 1929, and Monday was the official federal holiday to celebrate King’s life. Today’s celebration, put on by the office for Multicultural Student Affairs, will consist of a faculty appreciation luncheon at the LBJ Student Center and a candlelight march beginning at the LBJ Student Center before proceeding across campus and ending at the Evans Liberal Arts Building, where a keynote program will be held. The luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. at George’s on the

first floor of the student center. Keaton said there will be food for about 100 people, available to the public on a first-come first-serve basis. Dwight Watson, professor of history, will speak about the historical significance of King’s 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and the Unlimited Praise dance company are sponsoring the luncheon. “We’ll be celebrating our faculty and staff,” said Jonnie Wilson, assistant director of MSA. “Especially our black staff members that have done so much to help our student body and our black students.” At 6 p.m., the LBJSC ballroom will be open for a speech by School of Journalism associate professor Laurie Fluker and anyone who wishes to take part in the candlelight march is encouraged to attend. Artwork from the MLK essay, art and poetry contest will also be on display. Entries for the contest were See MLK, page 3

Martin Luther King Jr. remembered during celebration Monday By Eloise Martin The University Star He may be gone, but he is far from forgotten. That was evident Monday morning when San Marcos citizens gathered at the Hays County Courthouse to honor the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Citizens wearing T-shirts and toting signs emblazoned with King’s picture covered the lawn as the singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” filled The Square. The celebration, which was organized by San Marcos resident Harvey Miller of the Dunbar Heritage Association, was followed by a march from the courthouse down LBJ Drive to Martin Luther King Drive and ended at the Dunbar Center where a community discussion was held and King’s birthday was celebrated. Derrick Benn, Dunbar Heritage Association member,

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Community member plays important role in civil rights history By Leah Kirkwood The University Star Harvey Miller may be small in stature, but he has a large presence in the San Marcos community. His role as an activist for civil rights in the past has led to his current position as a leader in San Marcos. Miller was born in 1929 near Georgetown and lived through the heart of the civil rights movement in America. “I’m 76 years old, and I lived through

the whole thing and lived through all the changes,” Miller said. He remembers the days of segregated schools and separate bathrooms and water fountains for blacks and whites. “Black kids these days don’t even realize there were separate schools,” he said. Miller said the Greyhound buses used to reserve only the very back seats for blacks, and if it was full, they were required to stand.

“One day, I deliberately stood right behind the driver, and the white woman in the seat next to me asked why I was standing there,” Miller recalled. “I told her, ‘Our seats back there are all full, so I figured I’d stand up here and look at the scenery.’ She said, ‘Come sit down here by me,’ and so I did. I was always testing things out like that.” Miller also played a hand in the desegregation of Georgetown schools.

opened the ceremony from the courthouse steps and welcomed the community. He said there are two questions to be asked about the works of King; has the dream been realized, or is there still more to be done? “There is still a long way to go before we are one nation under God,” Benn said. Charlene Esek, Alpha Kappa Alpha president and athletic training senior, attended the event with her sorority. The sorority participates in the event and they celebrate the holiday not by relaxing, but by working hard to give back to the community. Each year they help with the event by handing out food, hosting the celebration and participating in the walk. “It is a day on instead of a day off,” Esek said. “MLK did a lot for history; this is one of our ways of giving back.” See CELEBRATION, page 3 Residents march through the streets of San Marcos on Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

See RIGHTS, page 3

Alcohol involved in death of Texas State student By Ashley Richards The University Star Autopsy and toxicology results of the driver and passenger of an early morning wreck during Halloween weekend revealed that both had blood alcohol levels exceeding the legal limit of 0.08 percent. After midnight on Oct. 30, a 1998 Tahoe was estimated to have been traveling 75 to 80 miles per hour on Aquarena Springs Drive when it clipped a Honda Civic, then proceeded through the intersection at Interstate 35 and slammed into a

tree off the east access road. The Tahoe caught fire immediately upon impact. The driver, 20-year-old Zachary Hoy, from Spring and passenger Amy Melnick, 22year-old fashion merchandising sophomore from Waller, were both pronounced dead on the scene by Justice of the Peace Margie Hernandez, 1st Precinct, Place 2. Hernandez then ordered an autopsy and toxicology testing, which was completed by Elizabeth Peacock, deputy medical examiner for the Travis County Forensic Center. According to the autopsy re-

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sults Melnick, who was found strapped into the burned vehicle, died of carbon monoxide toxicity. The toxicology report found 46 percent carbon monoxide concentration in Melnick. The report said the only premortem internal injury Melnick suffered was “a very small amount of hemorrhage” on the left lung. Hoy, who was ejected from the vehicle on impact, suffered numerous injuries to his skull, brain, face, heart, chest, liver, kidney and pelvis. The autopsy report concluded that Hoy’s death was due to multiple trau-

matic injuries. According to the toxicology report the driver had a blood alcohol level of .21 percent, and Melnick had .13 percent blood ethanol level. The San Marcos Police Department referred to Cpl. Kathy Misiaszek as the detective on the accident. Misiaszek was not available for comment at press time. Hernandez said investigation of the accident is ongoing. The San Marcos Daily Record reported that police may seek charges against the party who served Hoy alcohol, as he was a minor.

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Wednesday in Brief

January 18, 2006

cityhappenings Burleson Street Paving Continues The City of San Marcos Street Department will begin minor reconstruction of Burleson from Ranch Road 12 to Scott Street on Wednesday. The project is expected to take six to eight weeks. Earlier this month, the street department began a resurfacing project on Burleson Street from North Street to Ranch Road 12.

Minor reconstruction involves grinding the old asphalt, recycling it with base materials, reshaping the base and adding a new asphalt surface. Motorists are asked to drive carefully in the construction zone. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (512) 393-8036. — Courtesy of the City of San Marcos

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EVENTS Events Wednesday Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. History professor Dwight Watson will speak about the March on Selma. Texas State’s 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Ceremony and March begins at 6 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom.

Campus Sports Wednesday 2-for-1 student green fees at the Texas State Golf Course.

Arts & Entertainment Saturday Christopher Neel’s junior bass

recital begins at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Admission is free.



Tuesday Free week of Fitness & Wellness Group Exercise Classes begins and continues through Sunday at the Student Recreation Center.

On page 2 of Tuesday’s issue, the cutline accompanying the central photo misspelled the name of geography professor Byron “Doc” Augustin.

The Aqua Sports Center and SRC resume regular hours.

On This Day... 1778 - English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he called the “Sandwich Islands.”

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San Marcos utility workers repair a telephone pole that was knocked down by a car Monday near the Comanche Hill apartment complex.

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Jan. 17, 1:30 a.m. Public Intoxication/Moore and Hopkins streets Male arrested for public intoxication, SMPD warrants and open container. Jan. 16, 12:55 p.m. Criminal Mischief/107 Lockwood Drive

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Jan. 15, 2:09 a.m. Fight in Progress/1321 North Interstate 35 Officers were called to a fight. Male subject was arrested for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, false identity and resisting arrest or transport. Jan. 15, 7:36 a.m. Burglary of Habitation/1011

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Wonder World Drive Residence burglarized. Five suspects in custody. Jan. 14, 1:53 a.m. Other/1647 Post Road Officer made an arrest for possession of a false driver’s license. Jan. 13, 11:49 p.m. Driving While Intoxicated/124 N. LBJ Drive Arrest for DWI.


Library, AARP co-sponsor tax return program Need help getting those complicated tax forms filled out? Confused about the new tax credits? The American Association of Retired Persons and the San Marcos Public Library are co-sponsoring a free income tax assistance program. Beginning Feb. 4, volunteers from AARP will be on hand at the library on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m. to help the handicapped, low-income and elderly fill out their income tax returns. Powell Hinson is coordinating the tax assistance program this year, which will continue through April 15. The volunteer tax counselors who are

working with the tax aid program have received special training from the IRS and are qualified to work on the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms as well as a number of specialized tax schedules. Taxpayers who utilize this free, walk-in service should bring with them a copy of last year’s income tax return, their Social Security card, a photo ID and any other tax-related information, such as W-2 forms and statements regarding pensions, annuities, interest, dividends, IRA contributions, self-employment earnings and expenses, disability statements and 1099 forms. E-Filing will also be an option at this year’s free tax assistance at the library. AARP volunteers trained intensively

1957 - The first nonstop around-the-world jet flight ended in Riverside, Calif. The plane was refueled in midflight by huge aerial tankers. during the month of January in order to assist effectively with the preparation of 2005 income tax returns. The San Marcos Public Library also has copies of all the standard tax forms and schedules, as well as a large number of IRS publications and other books to help you during tax season. Some specialized forms are available at the information desk and all forms can be requested directly from IRS by calling 1-800-8293676 or logging onto www.irs. gov/formspubs/index.html. For further information, call the library at (512) 393-8200 or drop by at 625 E. Hopkins St. — Courtesy of the San Marcos Public Library


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Esek said for her, the day of honoring King is inspiring and she will continue to participate every year. “He opened a door for opportunity,” she said. “That is very empowering to me.” Mayor Susan Narvaiz attended the celebration and read proclamations on behalf of Congressman Henry Cuellar, the Hays County Commissioners Court and the City of San Marcos. The proclamations declared Martin Luther King Jr. Day in San Marcos and called upon citizens to remember King and participate in community activities to honor him. Chris Jones, city councilman and public administration senior, was among those invited to speak at the event. Jones said the invitation came with honor and brought on an indescribable feeling. Jones said the main point he wanted to get across in his speech was the idea of unity, something he said was not only a platform during his campaign, but also one of King’s strongest messages. He said he was not attending solely as a

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here is still a long way to go before we are one nation under God.”

— Derrick Benn Dunbar Heritage Association member

representative of the students or as a member of city council, but as a citizen of San Marcos. “I am here because of the community,” Jones said. “That is really the importance of what I am bringing to the stage.” During his speech, Jones called on citizens to focus on three tasks: let go of the past, impact the present and secure the future. He said the youth of a community are the future, therefore we must learn to observe the good. “We must instill optimism,” Jones said. He closed his speech by keeping in touch with the spiritual side of Rev. King. Ashley Stephenson/Special to The Star “God bless San Marcos, and thank you God for your Members of the San Marcos High School Junior ROTC walk down the servant, Dr. Martin Luther steps of the Hays County Courthouse Monday afternoon during San Marcos’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. King Jr.”

due Tuesday. Contestants for the poetry and essay contests wrote about their own reflections on King’s legacy. “For the art, it was basically whatever you feel fits the theme, you can paint it or sculpt it,” Keaton said. Judges will review all the submissions, and Keaton said there will be a viewers’ choice award. Anyone who attends will be able to vote for the piece they like best. T-shirts will also be available before the march. Wilson said glow sticks will be handed out to represent candles for the 6:30 p.m. march. The march from the LBJSC to the Evans Liberal Arts Building is intended to reenact the famous Selma march. University President Denise Trauth will greet the marchers when they reach the auditorium. The keynote event will include performances by the Unlimited Praise gospel choir, Harambe Dance Company and the Gospel Expressions choir group. DJ Derwin “Deuce” Malone,

Texas State alumnus and on-air personality for Austin’s 93.3 FM will emcee the event. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the essay, art and poetry contests. Wilson said poetry contest winners will receive a $200 prize. The winners for the poetry and art contests will receive a $100 prize. “We have some students from the Gary (Job Corps) who participated,” Wilson said. “For them we have a really nice prize.” Wilson did not say what those prizes would be. Each contest will have two winners. Wilson said this year, the celebration is geared toward appealing to students. “We’ve done better in the past when we’ve had actual participation from Texas State students because more people come out,” Wilson said. “We do a better job with entertainment.” Wilson said that to help honor King, the Calaboose African American Museum on Martin Luther King Drive will be offering free admission today.

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He has put together a packet of newspaper clippings and court documents, which tell the story of his fight. In 1958, Miller’s wife, Ara Bell Miller, was president of the Parent Teacher Association at the all-black Carver Elementary School. She petitioned the Georgetown school board to build a new school that would be more like the facilities of the white schools. Soon after, white citizens of Georgetown from Southwestern University formed the biracial Committee for Better Schools and asked the Millers to join the organization. The group believed that instead of building a new school for blacks, it was time to integrate. The Committee for Better Schools filed a class action lawsuit against Georgetown Independent School District in which Miller represented three of his young daughters. The judge ruled that the white school would integrate one grade per year.

Miller was not satisfied with the rate of integration because it would not benefit his daughters. Along with other members of the Committee for Better Schools, he launched a letterwriting campaign to several different government offices requesting their help in the matter. Their efforts paid off, and the Georgetown schools were fully integrated by September 1967. Miller began work at Gary Job Corps in San Marcos on March 26, 1966 as a resident adviser. During his 33 years at the job, Miller worked his way up the ladder to become a campus manager and started Mexican folklore and Indian dance teams for the students. At the height of his career, Miller oversaw 700 students and 50 employees. Although Miller never had the opportunity to meet Martin Luther King Jr. during his lifetime, he heard King’s daughter speak and met president and Southwest Texas State University alumnus Lyndon Baines Johnson while working at Gary Job Corps. Miller had the idea of naming the campuses at Gary af-

shaking hands, and end at Dunbar Park.” San Marcos City Councilman and public administration senior Chris Jones was the guest speaker at the Hays County — Harvey Miller Court House gathering before San Marcos area civil rights activist the march to Dunbar Park. Miller worked as the treasurer ter famous people, and he chose the Black Heritage Month ban- for Jones’ campaign last fall Johnson as one of those names. quet in February and the June- and claims to be “the one who He wrote to the president re- teenth celebration,” Miller said caused him to be elected.” questing that he come visit the of the Dunbar Association. “(Miller) was a lot of the encampus that now shared his The Dunbar Association also ergy of the campaign,” Jones name. gives an average of four scholar- said. “We had a lot of long days, Excited students crowded ships a year to San Marcos High and Harvey would come in with President Johnson, and a secu- School students and has plans all the energy he has and get us rity guard told Miller to get the for starting dance and drama back on a good foot as far as enkids to back away. teams. ergy is concerned.” Miller told the guard, “These Miller has organized the Miller started the Dunbar Pokids just want to go home and Martin Luther King Jr. Day fes- litical Action Committee, which say, ‘Mama, I shook hands with tivities in San Marcos for four campaigned for several black the president of the United years. When Miller took over, he candidates running for office in States,’ and (Johnson) was try- changed the route of the annual San Marcos. DPAC helped elect ing to shake hands with every- march. Chris Jones to the city counone.” Miller said that in past years, cil, the first black school board Miller is now retired but man- marchers went down Guadalupe member Mary Anne Williams ages to stay hard at work for the “because it’s a one-way street and the first black city council Dunbar Heritage Association, going the right way.” member Earl Moseley. Miller the nonprofit organization he Miller told the San Marcos registered about 100 black votfounded in 1999. police, “Look, LBJ and MLK ers and provided Jones with a “We sponsor the Martin Lu- were good friends. I’d like to go list of every registered voter in ther King Celebration annually, right on LBJ to MLK, that’s like San Marcos.

“We called everybody,” Miller said. Jones said Miller helped his campaign by introducing him to many members of the community. “He’s good with having conversations,” Jones said. “He’s able to walk up to anyone and hold a conversation.” “(Miller) finds ways to bring people together by honoring our past and focusing on the future,” said Mayor Susan Narvaiz. She believes it is important to realize that Miller is active in so many different areas of the community. “If we all stay in our own little worlds, we can never carry our message forward,” Narvaiz said. At Monday’s MLK celebration, keynote speaker Derrick Benn turned his attention to Miller before the march began. “We mess with Harvey Miller a lot because he’s always talking about the struggle. Some of us run when we see him at the grocery store,” Benn joked. “Events like this are based on what Mr. Miller does for us. Thank you for what you do.”


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Civil liberties groups file lawsuits to halt domestic spying program By Jonathan S. Landay Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON — Two civil liberties groups filed separate lawsuits Tuesday to halt the Bush administration’s domestic spying program, charging that the interception of American communications without court warrants is illegal and unconstitutional. The federal court lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union in Detroit and the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York are the latest and most prominent legal challenges to the spying program, which is run by the super-secret National Security Agency. The groups argued that President Bush exceeded his power, violated the rights of American citizens and broke eavesdropping laws when he authorized the program after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to track members and supporters of al-Qaida in the United States. The program “seriously compromised the free speech and privacy rights of the plaintiffs and others,” argued the ACLU lawsuit.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan reiterated the administration’s contention that Bush acted legally, asserting that the program was “a vital tool in our efforts to prevent further attacks inside the United States.” “If you’re not talking to a known al-Qaida member or a member of an affiliated organization, you don’t have to worry about this,” McClellan said. The program was revealed by The New York Times last month, and congressional hearings into its legality are scheduled for next month. The CCR lawsuit named Bush, the heads of the NSA and other intelligence agencies, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff as defendants. The ACLU lawsuit was filed against the NSA and its director, Lt. Gen. Keith B. Alexander. Both lawsuits sought court orders to stop the program. The CCR lawsuit also demanded that the government disclose “all unlawful surveillance of plaintiffs’ communications.” The lawsuits were filed on behalf of 18 organizations, law-

t would be “I naive of our clients ... to

assume that their calls and e-mails are not being intercepted.”

— Ann Beeson lead attorney for ACLU

yers, scholars and journalists who believe their communications with terrorism suspects and their families, witnesses, officials, political activists, human rights observers and others in the Middle East and Asia have been monitored. “It would be naive for our clients … to assume that their calls and e-mails are not being intercepted,” said Ann Beeson, the lead attorney in the ACLU’s case. She acknowledged that she had no “direct evidence” her clients were monitored. Several legal scholars said the Justice Department probably would demand the cases

be dismissed because the suits are based on suspicions — not proof — that the plaintiffs have been targeted. In order for such cases to have standing in court, judges require plaintiffs to show that their rights were infringed by the government’s conduct, something that will be difficult to demonstrate with the NSA program because it’s top secret. Beeson contended that lawyers representing detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, can no longer communicate freely and in confidence with their clients, their families and friends or witnesses, and must undertake overseas travel to pursue their cases. The CCR made a similar assertion in its lawsuit. The NSA program, it charged, has inhibited the ability of four CCR attorneys and a legal aide to adequately represent hundreds of Muslim foreigners held in the United States after Sept. 11, Guantanamo Bay detainees and a Canadian arrested in New York and sent to Syria, where he was held for nearly a year and allegedly tortured. “Plaintiffs are suffering ir-

reparable harm,” asserted the lawsuit. Both lawsuits argued that a 1967 law and the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act require the NSA to obtain warrants from a secret federal court to eavesdrop on Americans’ email and telephones. Under FISA, the government can conduct wiretaps for up to 75 hours in an emergency or 15 days after a declaration of war before seeking a warrant. Congress specified in an amendment to the 1967 law and in FISA that FISA is the “exclusive means” by which domestic eavesdropping can be conducted. The administration has acknowledged that the NSA hasn’t obtained FISA warrants, but it argues that Bush was empowered to circumvent FISA by an October 2001 congressional resolution authorizing him to use force to deter al-Qaida attacks. It also contends that the program targets only a small number of Americans known to belong to or support al-Qaida or other terrorist groups and is structured to protect civil liberties.

James Bamford, an author of two books on the NSA and a plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit, called the program a “vast vacuum cleaner” that monitors large numbers of Americans, much as occurred during abuses in the 1960s and 1970s. “It’s a return to the bad old days of the NSA,” he said. Larry Diamond, an ACLU plaintiff, said his ability to investigate human rights abuses and the impact of U.S. foreign policy in the Islamic world has been severely hamstrung because people in countries with repressive regimes are no longer willing to communicate openly for fear they’ll be overheard. “The breadth and illegality and unconstitutionality of this program … do very great damage to our standing in the world,” said Diamond, a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute. “I don’t think we can promote freedom abroad if we don’t practice it at home.” Other ACLU plaintiffs included the ACLU, its Michigan chapter, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Greenpeace environmental organization.

Court calls for evaluation of teen responsible for fatal beating of Fort Lauderdale homeless man 17-year-old and accomplice face multiple charges By Tonya Alanez South Florida Sun-Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Thomas Daugherty alternated between resting his head on his knees and turning his back to avoid the lenses of photographers and video cameramen packed into room 241 of the Broward County Courthouse Monday morning. The 17-year-old with dark, bushy hair and a childlike face cried while looking over his shoulder toward his mother, who sat alone in back of the courtroom. He would not be going home with her Monday. Daugherty and his friend

Brian Hooks, 18, face allegations of murder and aggravated battery after a predawn beating spree Thursday in Fort Lauderdale that left one homeless man dead and two hospitalized. A Broward County judge refused to release Daugherty to home detention Monday and ordered that the teen remain in juvenile detention for 21 days. Judge Steven DeLuca also signed an order for a psychological evaluation of the boy whom friends call “Tommy.” Daugherty is being treated as a juvenile, and prosecutors have not yet decided whether he will be charged as an adult. Hooks’ hearing was rescheduled for Tuesday after his attorney, Jeremy Kroll, failed to appear in court. Hooks is being held in the Broward County Jail. The sight of a shackled

Daugherty clashed with images caught on a surveillance tape of an aggressive youth beating a defenseless homeless man with a baseball bat last week. “He’s totally overwhelmed, scared, confused,” said Daugherty’s attorney Bob Nichols, who is handling the case with law partner Jerry Williams. “He doesn’t act like a thug. He’s just a very nice, average, middleclass teenager.” Daugherty, who alternated between his mother’s home in Tennessee and his father’s home in the Plantation Isles neighborhood, recently dropped out of high school and had been enrolled in a local vocational school, Nichols said. Shortly after the attacks, which occurred within three hours and four miles of one another, the two teens left the state. Within 48 hours, two witnesses signed statements

describing the fatal assault of Norris Gaynor, 45. Daugherty and Hooks surrendered to police Sunday. The first victim was Jacques Pierre, 58, beaten at 1:20 a.m. as he slept on the downtown Fort Lauderdale campus of Florida Atlantic University and Broward Community College. That attack was caught on tape and led to nationwide telecasts, prompting a surge of tips to police from students, parents and neighbors who said they knew the teens. Gaynor, the second victim, was attacked about an hour later as he slept on a park bench across the street from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The third report came in just after 4 a.m., when an injured Raymond Perez, 49, crawled from the garden at Church by the Sea and flagged down a crew of firefighters.

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What was your favorite movie of 2005?

“Star Wars: Episode III.”

“Wedding Crashers.”

— Kevin Longtin criminal justice senior

— Blaire Patterson biology junior

“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” — Luis Machado history freshman

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Trends Contact — Christina Gomez,

Photo courtesy of Focus Features Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal star in Brokeback Mountain, which won four Golden Globes Monday night for directing, writing, best song and best dramatic picture.

Globe becomes showdown between Brokeback and Walk the Line By Kyle Bradshaw The University Star Brokeback Mountain and Walk the Line solidified positions as the front-runners for best picture Oscar nominations Monday night at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, with both winning best picture awards. With four awards for the night, Brokeback was the most honored film, while Walk the Line finished with three awards, setting the stage for what will no doubt become intense Oscar campaigns for each film.

The biggest award for Brokeback, outside of best dramatic picture, went to Ang Lee for best director, his second win, following a win for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2001. “This has been an amazing year for American cinema,” Lee said while accepting the award. “Thanks to my fellow filmmakers for strengthening my faith in the power of movies.” Brokeback’s first award of the night went to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, who penned the adaptation of Annie Proulx’s short story of the same name, for best screenplay. From

the stage, McMurtry thanked Lee, calling him the film’s “beloved maestro.” Gustavo Santaolalla and Bernie Taupin followed for Brokeback with their best original song win for “A Love That Will Never Grow Old,” which features the voice of Emmylou Harris. However, Brokeback was shut out in the acting categories, as both Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams did not win their nominations. Phillip Seymour Hoffman took best actor in a motion picture drama for his portrayal of famed author Truman Capote in Capote. And Felicity Huffman, who was also nominated for her role on Desperate Housewives, won for best dramatic actress for her performance in Transamerica. Best actress in a musical or comedy went to Reese Witherspoon for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, the winner for best musical or comedy picture. It was her first win after two previous nominations for Election (2000) and Legally Blonde (2002). Her co-star, Joaquin Phoenix, put himself in line for an Oscar nomination after taking home the award for best acting for his turn as music legend Johnny Cash. “Who would’ve ever thought I would win in the comedy or musical category?” Phoenix joked during his acceptance speech. He also thanked June

and Johnny Cash “for sharing their life with all of us.” Early on in the evening, George Clooney won for best supporting actor for his role as C.I.A. operative Bob Barnes in Syriana, a film he also co-produced. Clooney was also nominated for best director and best writing for Good Night, and Good Luck. Rachel Weisz took home the award for supporting actress for her role in The Constant Garde ne r , another politically charged

thriller co-starring Ralph Fiennes. Composer John Williams picked up yet another award for his score of Memoirs of a Geisha, and best foreign language film went to Paradise Now from Palestine. Anthony Hopkins, who most recently starred in Proof alongside presenter Gwyneth Paltrow, was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his achievement in acting. “I’ve been around a long time. I never expected this,” Hopkins said while accepting the award. In the television categories, the most awards among the major networks went to ABC, with four. CBS, FOX and NBC each tallied one win. HBO garnered three wins, while Showtime took one. After a banner year on the big screen with his hit movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Steve Carell won the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy for his role as Michael Scott in NBC’s The Office. Underdog MaryLouise Parker upset four stars from Desperate Housewives when she Courtesy of Hahn/Khayat/Abaca Press won for best actress in a Steve Carell won the Golden Globe for comedy, after presenter best actor in a television comedy for Chris Rock joked that his performance on the NBC series The the only person watching her show, Weeds on Office.

Showtime, was rapper Snoop Dogg. However, the housewives had their revenge after picking up their second straight award for best musical or comedy television series. The ABC hit Lost won the award for best drama. The award for best actress in a dramatic series went to Geena Davis for her role as President Mackenzie Allen on ABC’s Commander in Chief, while Hugh Laurie took the award for best actor for his role in FOX’s House. The award for best supporting actor went to Paul Newman, who did not attend the ceremony, for HBO’s Empire Falls, which also won for best mini-series or movie made for television. Sandra Oh won for best supporting actress for her role in ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. “I feel like someone set me on fire,” Oh said while accepting the award, just before forgetting the names of her fellow cast members. Best actor in a TV mini-series or movie went to Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who also starred in Woody Allen’s Match Point, for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in CBS’ Elvis, while S. Epatha Merkerson was named best actress for her performance in HBO’s Lackawanna Blues. The Golden Globes are awarded by the 90-member Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Academy Award nominations will be announced Jan. 31.


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Political statements no longer red carpet trend at Globe awards By Manuel Mendoza The Dallas Morning News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — This was the year it was fashionable to avoid making political statements backstage. That is, unless you were the journalist posing the loaded question. “What will it take to impeach George Bush?” George Clooney was asked after he won the Golden Globe for supporting actor in the political film Syriana. “He wasn’t even elected.” Clooney’s curt reply: “I’m not going to make any speeches. That’s not my style.” Several other writers queried Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee, Capote star Philip Seymour Hoffman and Brokeback writers Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana after their victories about the gay politics of their films. None took the bait. They said — or at least implied — that the best art ducks agitprop for something deeper and more ambiguous. Hoffman said it wasn’t any more difficult to play a gay character than a straight one. “It has no agenda. It has no message,” McMurtry said of Brokeback. And Lee added that Middle America had seen through the gay-cowboy-movie label. “We have to give them more credit.” That line of questioning wasn’t the most inane of the night, as winner after winner subjected themselves to inquiries that amounted to “how are you like your character?” It turns out it’s not that easy to think of interesting things to ask stars right after they’ve won an award. Geena Davis, who plays the president of the United States on ABC’s Commander in Chief, may have endured the strangest set of exchanges. “I’m fascinated by your facial expressions, so stoic and held in. Are you acting presidential?” She was nonplussed, so the inquisitor moved on. “How do you rate George Bush’s facial expressions?” “I can’t say I’ve studied it,” Davis diplomatically answered. Then the interview got weird-

er. “What is it tomorrow that will snap you back into reality?” “I’ve got my first State of the Union address,” she said, referring to an upcoming episode of her series. Some reality. Joaquin Phoenix, best-actor winner for the biopic Walk the Line, was asked — no kidding — “What would Johnny (Cash) say to you if he could?” “I don’t know,” he replied, trying not to look stunned. And Reese Witherspoon, Phoenix’s winning co-star, was queried, “If someone was mak-

ing a movie of your life, what would they add from tonight?” Hoffman and lifetime-achievement winner Anthony Hopkins were asked if they had any advice for fledgling actors. There’s a good one for a change. “Work hard. Work, work, work. And enjoy it,” Hopkins said. “You have to act wherever you can,” Hoffman said. “You can’t be picky. Even if you’re just auditioning, if you get the chance to act in a room someone else paid to rent, do it. You get a chance to practice your craft.”

Courtesy of Hahn/Khayat/Abaca Press Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee took questions in the pressroom at the Golden Globe Awards after picking up the award for best director.

Robert Redford defends Sundance’s integrity By Daniel Fienberg LOS ANGELES — In less than a week, journalists, movie stars and a handful of independent filmmakers will fall upon Park City, Utah like buzzards on carrion, making deals, collecting swag and occasionally even watching movies. Yup, the Sundance Film Festival is coming, bringing with it the obligatory charges that Robert Redford’s baby has become too commercial, too Hollywood and too obsessed with the vagaries of minor celebrity at the expense of the glorification of cinema. What better time, then, for Redford himself to show u p a t

the Television Critics Association press tour to chat about the Sundance Channel and its much-maligned older sibling. “The festival is what it always has been,” Redford insists. “It gets looked at from different angles. And if somebody reads that different angle and it’s not the one we’re doing, they’re going to think, ‘oh, it’s gone Hollywood.’ I don’t think that’s happened. I think Hollywood is just taking films from the festival because they realize they have worth.” Redford knows, of course, that the Festival has its critics. Peter Biskind, in fact, wrote an entire book — Down and Dirty Pic-

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Lionel Hahn/Abaca Press Robert Redford introduces the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The 2006 festival begins Jan. 19.

tures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film — that very nearly dubbed the Ordinary People Oscar winner as the indie film equivalent of Stalin. “I would never be arrogant enough to...ignore any criticism,” Redford swears. “I take heart in some criticism and ignore others when I feel the criticism is coming from an unfounded place.” Redford says the festival’s programmers still have the same strategies they had 20 years ago and that all of the dollars flowing down Main Street have only altered one aspect of what Sundance is about. “Once it started to roll and you had the success of films like Sex, Lies, and Videotape and other films, then suddenly more people began to come,” Redford says. “Then the merchants came. When the merchants came, then the celebrities came and the actors came, the talent came. Then the paparazzi came, and then the fashion came. And it’s like a pebble being dropped in a pond, but these ripples come out.” He continues, “And when a media person comes in and looks at the festival, but from an outer tier, they’re going to see a completely different picture than the one we’re programming. They’ll think it’s about Paris Hilton, which is not about anything.” The Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 19-29. In all, the festival will screen a total of 120 feature films including 84 world premieres, 18 North American premieres and 15 United States premieres with 48 first-time feature filmmakers.

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“I don’t care what people are saying Uptown or wherever they are. This city will be chocolate at the end of the day. This city will be a majority African-American city. It’s the way God wants it to be.”

Ray Nagin — mayor of New Orleans, at the city’s honoring of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Source: Associated Press)

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On the afternoon of Sunday, March 7, 1965, a group of about 600 civil rights marchers, many local, gathered outside Brown’s Chapel in Selma, Ala., prepared to march to Montgomery with the casket of Jimmie Lee Jackson, a black, 26-year-old Army veteran killed by police gunfire during a march for voting rights the previous month. Jackson had been one of many civil rights activists attacked or arrested by Selma police that year for demonstrating against Alabama’s discriminatory voting practices and police brutality against African-Americans. None of the marchers on March 7 knew if they would make it the 54 miles to the state capital, a five-day journey by foot. But as John Lewis wrote in his memoir of the civil rights movement, Walking with the Wind, “The main thing was that we do it, that we march.” The marchers expected resistance — several organizers gave training sessions that afternoon teaching people how to kneel and protect their bodies if attacked, and four ambulances followed the marchers — but nobody was prepared for the carnage that would come that day. As the silent procession reached the crest of the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks from the starting point, they encountered dozens of armed state troopers, sheriff ’s deputies wielding clubs, and about 100 white residents shouting and waving Confederate flags, waiting on the other side. Undeterred, the marchers continued to the bottom of the bridge, where they were ordered to disperse. Instead, the marchers knelt on the bridge to pray, at which point the 150 officers attacked the crowd, billy clubs and bullwhips flying, and launched teargas at the demonstrators struggling to flee but trapped by the bridge and their numbers. The white onlookers jumped in, assailing news crews at the scene. The troopers and deputies continued to pursue the demonstrators as they fled back into Selma toward the church. More than 90 men and women were treated for injuries that day, from head gashes to broken ribs, wrists, legs and teeth. The media attention brought to the civil rights struggle by that “Bloody Sunday” brought 25,000 supporters to Alabama two weeks later to complete the viciously interrupted march from Selma to Montgomery. Four months later, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Acts Right into law. Today, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs hosts Texas State’s 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, which will include a luncheon, performers and the traditional candlelight march from the LBJ Student Center to Evans Auditorium, commemorating the Selma-to-Montgomery march. The event takes place two days after the federal holiday commemorating King’s birthday because, for the vast majority of us, this Monday was merely one last needed day of vacation to help us prepare for the grueling schedule that awaited us with the onset of the spring semester. And though the celebration bears King’s name, it is intended as a tribute to all those who battled injustice in the struggle that King has come to symbolize in our national culture. It may be tempting for college students to think of events like this as empty ceremony. After all, have we not learned all we need to know about the civil rights movement in history classes? And conversely, how can any of us be expected to draw great meaning from the commemoration of events that occurred far before we were born, and under whose shadow we no longer live? None of us has ever been denied the right to vote because of the way we looked, or refused service at a restaurant, or forced to change seats on the bus. Isn’t it hypocritical of us to claim solidarity with people whose hardships we can never fully grasp? Perhaps a state-sponsored ceremony cannot directly give us an awareness of the struggles of those who made our present society possible, or motivate us enough to work toward removing the vestiges of racism and other forms of oppression that still plague our society. But it can help us remember the stories of those who came before us, and of whose sacrifices we are the beneficiaries. Try to find the time today to attend some of the events commemorating the struggle. And take the time to remember the story of those 600 marchers of March 7, 1965. The Main Point is the opinion of the newspaper’s editorial board. Columns are the opinions of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the full staff, Texas State University-San Marcos Student Media, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication or Texas State UniversitySan Marcos.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Events: MLK Luncheon 12:30 p.m. George’s, LBJSC First Floor Dwight Watson, Texas State history professor, will speak about the 40th Anniversary of the March on Selma. MLK Speech and Candlelight March 6 p.m. LBJSC Ballroom The traditional candlelight march will begin at the LBJ Student Center and will lead to Evans Auditorium. The march will emulate the famous march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Some of the marchers will have picket signs. Students, faculty and community members have been assigned to different roles for the march. Keynote Program 7 p.m. Evans Auditorium The keynote program will feature various performers from campus and surrounding counties. Praise dancers, gospel choir and a step team are among the acts. The emcee will be Derwin “Deuce” Malone, an SWT alumnus and one of KDHT 93.3 FM Austin’s top rated nighttime on-air personalities. Entries in Multicultural Student Affairs’ MLK art and poetry contests will be displayed and performed, respectively. A small reception will follow the keynote program.

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Convicted child molesters shouldn’t get away with lenient sentences There are very a teacher or famfew crimes as heiily friend. Such was nous as child mothe case in Vermont lestation. Children with 34-year-old are physically and Mark Hulett. Humentally unable lett was accused to protect themand pled guilty to selves from the charges of aggraRACHEL ANNE adults who perpevated sexual assault FLETCHER trate these crimes. on his close friend’s Star Columnist Thankfully, in daughter. He bethe past couple of gan molesting the years, most courts girl when she was 6 have cracked down on child years old and continued until sex offenders. she was 10, confessing to over Devices like the sex offender 50 instances of rape. Sadly, this database require sex offenders is an all too common occurto register so that their where- rence, and it was not the crime abouts are publicly known. that gained national attention Also, legislation such as “Jes- but the sentence Hulett resica’s Law” in Florida has set ceived. sentences to a minimum of 25 Vermont prosecutor Nicole years for any child molester. Andreson asked Judge Edward These laws put a child molest- Cashman to sentence Hulett to er behind bars for a good por- eight to 20 years in prison for tion of their lives and make it his continued sexual attacks difficult for them to continue on the young girl. However, molesting children. Cashman did not sentence Children are most likely Hulett to the minimum eight to be molested by someone years Andreson asked for, but they know and trust, such as sentenced him to only 60 days

behind bars. Cashman sentenced him to this ridiculously lenient prison term under the condition that he receives sex offender treatment upon his release. He cited that “[punishment] … accomplishes nothing of value … and costs us a lot of money.” It is expensive to house prisoners, but if you want to save money, then seek shorter sentences for less dangerous criminals and not child molesters. I agree that sex offenders should have to seek treatment so they don’t repeat their offences, but what about the little girl and her family? Where is their justice? Which should come first: making sure the criminal’s needs are met and he receives treatment as soon as possible or seeking justice for a child? That young girl had to suffer things no child should and deserves retribution for the crimes committed against her. This is not the first time Cashman has come into ques-

tion. In the 20 years he has sat on the bench, he has made a series of debatable rulings and had questionable courtroom behavior, especially where women are concerned. Such as, in 1985, when he told a 20year-old rape victim she had just experienced “one of the harsh realities of life.” In the late 1980s, he was even barred from hearing divorce cases because he excessively sided with the fathers. As far as we have come in the fight to protect children, Cashman’s ruling pushed the movement a few steps back. If this judge is “tired of punishing people” then perhaps he is in the wrong profession. He is a judge, and it is his job to punish criminals; if he can no longer do that, then he should resign. With incidences of child molestation on the rise every year, we cannot afford to have judges on the bench who are unwilling to punish sex offenders and won’t stand up for children’s rights.

Don’t blow your leftover financial aid on an iPod U-WIRE) TAM- TAYLOR WILLIAMS to shove it into PA, Fla. — It’s my your meager interThe Oracle favorite time of the est-bearing savings U. South Florida semester. account. But you Whether you have and I both know scholarships, stuthat when times get dent loans or a branch of the a little rough or some material military paying for your edu- thing becomes too appealing, cation, you’re getting the dif- that account — which didn’t ference back this week. Some yield much interest in the first students are receiving a few place — can easily be emphundred dollars; others get up tied and the money can just as to four digits deposited into easily be spent carelessly. And their bank accounts. It must since we’re trying to avoid be very tempting to know that that, I have some suggestions a few hundred dollars you that may elevate you above never intended on seeing will the common, financially irresoon be taking up space in sponsible college student. your wallet. There may be an If you’re one of the lucky evil, Jiminy Cricket-like voice ones, you’re getting four digits inside your mind persuading back from your tuition payyou to spend that money. ment. You have many more “You budgeted around that options than those who were money. You never expected only refunded a few hundred that money to be there,” the dollars. Ideally, you would wicked voice tells you. “You invest your money in many can spend it as though you diverse funds. High-yielddon’t need it.” ing stocks and secure bonds And while that iPod nano would make the most of your or an extra subwoofer for money in the shortest amount your truck may have been of time. But let’s be realistic: on your wish list for months Most students don’t know now, I think everyone will as much about the market as agree that a spending spree is one should before investing, not the most responsible op- nor do they have the budget tion. Most college students to hire an investor to do the would just blow that money, work for them. but you’re above that. You’re So, an easier — albeit less an adult: Your education and profitable — option is a cermaturity won’t let you spend tificate of deposit, known for that money recklessly. short as a CD. A CD is an inYou may ask, “Then what terest-bearing savings account should be done with this extra with a twist. The standard money?” Sure, it may be easy savings account is open end-

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ed, with no time constraints. A CD generates a higher annual percentage yield (APY) than a savings account, but with a twist: When opening a CD, you sign a contract stating that you will not touch your money for a predetermined amount of time. Be it six months, nine months or two years, your money is out of your hands and working for you. Should you change your mind and withdraw before your account reaches maturity, you are monetarily penalized. Some financial institutions will not open CDs without a $10,000 minimum deposit, but others will let consumers open accounts with a minimum of $1,000. For those receiving a few hundred dollars back, a wise idea is to invest in a savings bond. They take years to mature, but once they reach maturity, they can double or even triple in value. If you feel like you will truly need this money in the near future, a money market account may work in your favor. These combination savings-checking accounts yield interest, but allow for a limited number of checks to be written every month. (At my bank, for instance, one can write three checks every month). Until you need it, the money will work for you in this account. However, it’s available

should an emergency arise — or just in time to pay for summer tuition. It is always sensible to contribute to an IRA or 401K, no matter how much or little money you have. Don’t have one yet? Some financial institutions will allow you to open one with as little as $100 and, for a short period of time, will match every dime invested. If you don’t have one of either account yet, you need to look into it. The future of Social Security is another column, but it’s safe to say that you should be prepared to fund your own retirement. It’s never too early to start. You’ll thank yourself on your 65th birthday. I’m not suggesting that you do not spend any refund money on yourself. If the money comes from scholarships, you obviously work hard enough to retain that source of income. However, if there is any lesson we can learn from our parents’ generation, it’s that debt traps and the paycheckto-paycheck lifestyle of the archetypal new college grad can be avoided by taking intelligent precautions while in school. Besides, if you make your money work for you now, in the future, you can make your money play just as hard. This story was originally published in The Oracle on Jan. 17.

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sports snortsquotes from the sports world “The way the refs were going, I wouldn’t have trusted them in overtime. If we hadn’t won, they would have cheated us in overtime.” —Joey Porter, linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, on the officiating in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, after an interception by Pittsburgh’s strong safety Troy Polamalu was overturned. (Source: The New York Times)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - Page 10

Sports Contact — Miguel Peña,

Bobcats fall to UT-Pan American at home By Chris Boehm The University Star Texas State basketball dropped its third straight Monday night, as non-conference opponent University of Texas-Pan American rectified an early season loss to the Bobcats by winning 79-62 before a Strahan Coliseum crowd of 982. Texas State, 2-11, won the first game 58-57 back on Dec. 15, but Monday there would not be a chance for another JuShay Rockett game winner, as UTPA led most of the way, stretching an eight-point halftime lead to as many as 19 before game’s end. The Broncos, 5-13, out-hustled Texas State, showing more energy and intensity to pull away in what was at first a closely fought contest. “I’m just really disappointed in our effort. We didn’t show Bobcat pride tonight,” Coach Dennis Nutt said. “I want to apologize to the fans who paid to get in. This is isn’t what we teach day in and day out.” With the game tied at eight following a Brandon Bush threepointer, UTPA’s Dexter Shankle hit a pair to put his club up by six. Nutt then called a timeout, sending in freshman Jason Rogers. The forward hit two quick threepointers, the last of which put his team up 20-19. It would be Texas State’s final lead of the night. UTPA stretched their lead to 12 before the end of the half, but Rockett rallied to score the final four points of the period, on a field goal and two free throws. The junior transfer led the club with 13 points during the first period but was shut out the second half, attempting just three

shots. “It wasn’t really anything UTPA did. We just had a hard time getting him the ball,” Nutt said. “The point guards didn’t handle the ball very well, or make the right passes to feed the post. Therefore, he didn’t get a lot of touches in the second half.” Neither team was effective from the field in the second half, each shooting under 37 percent. Texas State scored the period’s first points, on an Antwoine Blanchard fast break ignited from senior Lance Burroughs. Burroughs swatted the ball away from UTPA guard Larry Shepard at midcourt, dove to keep it from bouncing out of bounds and blindly tossed it over his back, to the streaking Blanchard. A Bush jumper had the Bobcats down by four. “That was a good play. We just need more of that tone,” Nutt said. “We started out the way we wanted to, but unfortunately couldn’t finish.” UTPA pulled away with the score 54-48 in the Broncos’ favor. Back-to-back Kano Edwards lay-ups midway through the half started a 23-7 run. UTPA made it to the foul line throughout the period, hitting 10 attempts in the half and 18 of 25 for the game. Conversely, the Bobcats hit only five of 11 from the charity stripe in the second half, after opening with a nine for 11 performance prior to intermission. “I thought we did a good job getting to the line, but the second part of that is you’ve got to make them,” Nutt said. “We’re a 75 percent free throw shooting team. That’s our goal, and that’s what we’ve got to achieve.” Forward Charles Dotson led

the Bobcats in scoring for the second straight game, totaling 16 points off the bench, including 12 in the second half. Freshman center Trevor Cook grabbed eight rebounds to lead the team. Cook also blocked seven shots, a school record. “I thought he did some good things defensively,” Nutt said. “He’s still out of position at times, leading to some easy baskets. He needs to get used to Division I basketball, and we still have to get better at protecting the paint. We’re not doing a good job of that.” Colin Lien led UTPA with 15 points, as the Broncos outscored Texas State in the paint 32-22. The center knocked down three three-point shots in the first half, after attempting just seven on the season before Monday. “We had some good defensive stances there, and a few times it came down to the shot clock,” Nutt said. “Those guys were making shots, and their confidence just kept going.” Texas State will return to action Thursday for the second of three home games. Stephen F. Austin University will come to town with an 8-6 mark, 1-3 in the Southland Conference. “It starts with Texas State. (SFA head coach) Danny Kasper does a good job with the Lumberjacks,” Nutt said. “They’re a good defensive team, and we’ve got to learn how to hold onto the basketball.”

Bobcat Bounce Texas State Vs. SFA Thursday 7 p.m. Strahan Colliseum

Spencer Millsap/Star file photo Senior guard Lance Burroughs, seen here in the Nov. 11 game against Angelo State University, went 2-2 shooting from the field in the Bobcats’ loss to UT-Pan American, giving the team an 11-2 record on the season. Burroughs also scored lights out from the free-throw line, giving him five points to go along with three assists and two rebounds.

Bruce Sutter finds ‘relief’ with Hall of Fame induction

Chicago Cubs’ relief pitcher Bruce Sutter pitches against the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Aug. 15, 1979. Sutter was elected to the Hall of Fame on Jan. 10.

After 661 games in pitching relief, 300 saves and 12 seasons (197686 and ’88) with three different ball CARL HARPER clubs, Bruce Sutter collected Sports Columnist enough votes to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. It has been more than 17 years since Sutter pitched in his last ball game wearing an Atlanta Braves uniform, and finally in January 2006, he received a phone call from the Hall of Fame. Since he waited so long for his greatness to catch the voters’ attention, there is no doubt in my mind he was beginning to doubt his potential induction. “It’s something I thought was never going to happen … I’m humbled,” he said to The Associated Press. Being inducted is an honor that Sutter is worthy of, and along with that, he brings something new to the Hall. He is the only relief pitcher who never made an appearance in a starting rotation. In the Hall of Fame, a player must receive at least 390 votes (75 percent) to be elected, and Sutter gathered 400 votes (76.9 percent) out of 520 ballots to put him over the top. This year marks the 13th time Sutter has Walter Neal/Chicago Tribune been on the list, the first time being

in 1994 when he received 109 votes (23.9 percent). Jim Rice, the 16- year pro and slugger for the Boston Red Sox, came in second behind Sutter with 337 votes (64.8 percent), and reliever Rich “Goose” Gossage was third at 336 (64.6 percent). These two great men of baseball’s pastime highly deserve to be in the Hall, and I believe in due time, Sutter will be able to share his honor with them. Sutter now accompanies Hoyt Wilhelm (1985), Rollie Fingers (1992) and Dennis Eckersley (2004), who are the only three relief pitchers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He is now the fourth relief pitcher to be elected. In the 12 seasons that Sutter pitched in America’s classic game, he has a career Earned Run Average of 2.83. Even though he spent his first five years in the big leagues with the Chicago Cubs, he was with the St. Louis Cardinals for four years and the Atlanta Braves for three years afterward; those five years with Chicago proved to be his time of dominance. He put up 133 saves out of his 300 in Chicago, and had his best single-season record ERA at 1.34 in his second year of work. He is a six time All-Star player and four of those years came with the Cubs. He did, however, set his best singleseason record of 45 saves in 1984 with the St. Louis Cardinals, along with a 1.54 ERA, which was his second best year in regards of earned

run average. In Chicago, with the help of pitching coach Fred Martin, and the assistance of Mike Roarke, Sutter developed the ‘Splitter’ pitch, which was an unfamiliar pitch for hitters at the time. To this day, hitters still have a hard time seeing this pitch because of the movement that comes with it. “I owe a lot to those two,” Sutter said to the AP. Along with his pitching skills, came his not-so-worthy batting statistics. In his career 102 at bats, he had nothing more than nine singles, six runners’ batted in (RBI), six runs scored and a cumulative batting average of .088. But with a Cy Young Award, four NL Rolaids Relief awards, 19th on the all-time list of saves, 861 strikeouts in just over 1000 innings pitched and now the Hall of Fame, what more could a coach ask for from a relief pitcher? I think that Sutter is arguably the best reliever in baseball history. If his team was ahead by the middle innings, the team he was facing would begin to get nervous, because they knew he would enter the ball game soon. Sometimes the other teams’ coaches would begin changing the lineup and throwing in pinch hitters as an attempt to keep Sutter out of the game. Sutter will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during ceremonies on July 30 in Cooperstown, N.Y. and has announced he will enter the Hall wearing a Cardinals hat.

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