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Big plan on campus Committee works to collect data, to upgrade master plan By David Doerr News Editor While students and faculty finished their fall semesters and began their holiday break, mem-

bers of the Facilities Committee were hard at work on the 20062015 Campus Master Plan. Nancy Nusbaum, committee chair and Finance and Support Services assistant vice president, and Joe Meyer, Institutional Research director, have been collecting data throughout the fall semester that will become the basis of “guiding principles” for the architectural firm that will be selected in March to design the master plan.

Faculty Senate to meet with provost finalists

By Armando Flores Senior Reporter

Finalists for the provost and vice president of Academic Affairs position will each meet with the Faculty Senate in the coming month, Faculty Senate Chair Bill Stone said during the Wednesday meeting. Stone, who also serves on the Provost and VPAA Search Committee, said the Senate will meet with each finalist for one hour and focus their discussion on issues concerning Academic Affairs. Stone anticipates the names of the finalists to be released any day now. The names have not yet been released because each candidate has to agree to be a finalist. “They represent geographical diversity, ethnic diversity, gender diversity,” Stone said about the candidates. Faculty Senate will meet with the finalists Jan. 26, Feb. 5, 9, 11 and 16. Stone said he hopes to have a provost in place

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and San Marcos employees to rank the top five guiding principles out of 25 choices. “I learned a whole lot more about the way people feel about

by July 1. When the names are made public, Stone said he intends on consulting the faculty senates of the finalists’ respective universities to find out how they like these individuals. He anticipates a similar action to take place with the staff council. Rebecca Bell-Metereau, English department senator, suggested meeting the provost candidates with challenging questions and a level of civility and friendliness. “It’s not just that we’re interviewing them, but they are interviewing us,” she said. Vivek Shah, computer information sciences senator, suggested adding the computer program SPSS to the Tier 1 software on campus. SPSS is a program used for predictive analysis. Tier 1 includes the programs that support everyday work activities that are available on all computers on campus, such as Microsoft’s Office and g See FACULTY, page 5

The Scream/Edvard Munch Texas State professors have discovered the time, date and inspiration of Edvard Munch’s painting, inspiration of “The Scream.” Through intensive research, it was found hat the art is a result of a volcanic eruption.

that will give it more than just a fresh coat of paint. “The building had some rotting wood and there was water infiltration when it rained,” said Coyle Buhler, director of facilities planning, design and construction. “It’s a catch 22; if you don’t do it now, it gets worse. It was obvious when you look at the building that it needed (to be) painted, but there’s more than just paint going on.”

the campus environment than I knew before we did this survey,” Meyer said. The electronic survey covered a variety of facilities-related topics, from Texas State’s “small-campus feel” to the attractiveness of its building design. Meyer said he would soon post the full results of the survey on the Institutional Research Web site under the reports tab. g See PLAN, page 5

Bradley Sherman/Star photo Richard Cheatham, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, acted as master of ceremonies at the Jerome Supple memorial Wednesday. He kept the atmosphere light by telling stories of Supple and his accomplishments. For more on the memorial, see the special edi-

Professors uncover inspiration of classic artwork A team of three Texas State professors has pinpointed the time, place and inspiration of Edvard Munch’s classic expressionist painting, “The Scream.” Using forensic astronomy, topographic analysis, maps and a research trip to Oslo, Norway, Russell Doescher, Don Olson and Marilynn Olson have determined Munch’s classic painting was catalyzed by one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in recent history — the explosion of the Indonesian island Krakatoa. Olson, astronomy and physics professor, describes forensic astronomy or “astroforensics” as using clues such as letters, journals, maps and physical visits to sites in order to reconstruct a correlation between astronomy and an

artist’s painting. Using forensic astronomy, the team has previously constructed the exact time, place, time, day and year Vincent Van Gogh painted “Moonrise,” Olson said. After studying Van Gogh’s “Moonrise,” the team moved on to Munch’s “Starry Night.” However, it was one of the most recognized paintings in pop culture that kept catching their eye — “The Scream.” “One day it just hit me,” Olson said. “The sky (in ‘The Scream’) looked like a volcanic twilight.” The only major volcanic explosion in the vicinity of the time was the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in 1883. Art historians generally place the year of creation for “The Scream” in 1891, while the Krakatoa explosion had occurred a decade earlier.

Alumni House gives insight into Texas State’s history Students returning to campus for the spring semester may have noticed one of the campus’ historic landmarks getting a makeover. The Alumni House, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983, will be undergoing an extensive renovation project

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Damaged wood on the house will be repaired or replaced, historic architectural details will be repaired and the building will be painted to match Old Main’s appearance. “They are recreating parts of the building that are missing or broken,” said Kim Porterfield, Community Relations director. The university met with the Texas Historical Commission to get approval for all work being

done on the house. The work has been in the planning stages for six months. Renovations on the house began in December just before Christmas and the restoration is scheduled to be complete by the end of March. The house, located on the corner of N. LBJ and University drives, predates the university g See ALUMNI page 5

“We were looking for a connection between ‘The Scream’ and what you could call the world’s greatest disaster,” Olson said. Krakatoa’s volcano erupted and destroyed two-thirds of the Dutch Indies island on August 27, 1883, projecting massive amounts of natural gases and dust into the atmosphere, which remained suspended for several months and resulted in “bloodred” sunsets witnessed worldwide. The eruption produced tsunamis killing nearly 40,000 people, an explosion heard from as far as Australia and spectacular sunsets were seen in France, England and New York. Olson describes the event as arguably one of the greatest disasters in the last 150 years. Seeking concrete proof to confirm their suspicions of an astronomical connection, the

team made a trip to where Munch lived, which is modernday Oslo. They visited the Munch Museum, the National Gallery, the National Library and the Oslo City Museum. There they found a number of Munch’s unpublished journals, paintings, lithographs and manuscripts. They found descriptions of unusually blood-red sunsets in the Christiana (now called Oslo) daily newspaper, from the notes of Norwegian astronomers, the Royal Society of London’s collection of reports and observations written from Stockholm. Their research confirmed that the Krakatoa twilight was witnessed in Norway in November 1883 through February 1884. “We wanted to explore the

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Forty-one alleged gang members are arrested in police raid

LOS ANGELES — More than 400 heavily armed Los Angeles police and FBI agents broke down doors and rousted residents of California's largest public housing project before dawn Wednesday, arresting 41 alleged gang members who authorities say dealt in violence and crack cocaine throughout south Los Angeles. The raid at Nickerson Gardens targeted leaders of the Bounty Hunters, a Bloods gang, and capped a yearlong investigation conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI, authorities said. “Very simply, it is about gangs. It is about guns. It is about violence. It is about drug dealing” said James M. Sheehan, acting assistant director of the FBI. Police arrested 13 men accused in federal indictments of conspiring to sell and distribute crack cocaine, after allegedly selling the drugs to a federal informant over the last six months. Two more men are being sought. If convicted of the charges, they face 10 to 30 years in prison. An additional 26 adults and two juveniles were arrested on state narcotics violations or outstanding warrants.

News Briefs

New tool helps measure Alzheimer’s plaque

A new tool allows doctors to detect and measure plaque deposits in the brains of living Alzheimer's patients, a major advance that doctors say could help in diagnosis and research. Until now, the amyloid plaques, considered the hallmarks of Alzheimer's, could be measured only through visual inspection at autopsy. “It will be an incredible tool,” said Dr. Brad Hyman, neurology professor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. “In addition to diagnosis, it would give us a good way to test whether preventing amyloid deposition works to slow or block the disease process.” A study designed to test the imaging device in humans will be published Thursday in the Annals of Neurology. Dr. William Klunk of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has spent years looking for a substance that could be used to image amyloid. The classic amyloid protein-filled plaques have fueled much of the scientific work for almost 20 years, and having an image of this plaque in the living patient gives doctors a window into the biochemical process under way in the mind-robbing illness that affects an estimated 4.5 million Americans living with the disease today.

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Planned online voting system is flawed, report says A federal online voting system for U.S. military personnel and other citizens overseas is so fraught with security risks that it should be shut down before it is implemented next month, according to four researchers asked to analyze it. Since the system relies on the Internet and personal computers, voter privacy could be jeopardized and votes could be altered by hackers and could change the outcome of a close race, the report released Wednesday concludes. “Computers were not built to be voting booths,” said Avi Rubin, computer science associate professor at Johns Hopkins University and one of the report's authors. “They're vulnerable to all kinds of attacks and viruses.” The new Internet-based voting system — being administered by the U.S. Department of Defense — is called the Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment, or SERVE. Up to 100,000 voters who hail from 50 counties in seven states are expected to use it to cast ballots in this year's primary and general elections. Eventually, 6 million overseas voters from service members to students could be eligible to vote this way. Briefs are from wire reports.

Study Calls Into Question Altering Sex of Babies at Birth By Rosie Mestel Los Angeles Times Male babies surgically turned into girls at birth because of a rare birth defect frequently continue to feel like boys and may eventually switch their gender back to male, even with no knowledge of their history,

according to a new study. The finding, reported in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday, suggests there is an intrinsic, biologically determined feeling of sexual identity that is hard to override through rearing, experts said. The study also suggests that surgeons should re-examine the practice of altering the gender of babies born with this condition.

“This paper says a very important thing — that it's difficult for nurture to overcome nature,” said Dr. Eric Vilain, associate professor of human genetics, pediatrics and urology at the University of California, Los Angeles. “It shows that the theory of gender neutrality at birth has holes in it.” The study, conducted by Dr. William Reiner, a psychiatrist at the University of Oklahoma and

Dr. John Gearhart, chief of pediatric urology at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, examined the progress of 16 genetically male children who had been born with a rare birth defect known as cloacal exstrophy. Babies with this condition, which affects one in 400,000 births, have severe abdominal g See BABIES, page 4


Justice Dept. refuses to release memo on GOP redistricting plan in Texas

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By Dan Eggen The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has formally refused a demand from Texas Democrats to release a lengthy internal memo about a Republican redistricting plan that experts believe could produce a GOP gain of as many as seven House seats in that state later this year, according to documents and officials. The internal legal opinion, which includes a 73page narrative and 1,750 pages of accompanying documents, is eagerly sought by 14 Democratic House mem-

bers from Texas as part of their attempt to halt the GOP redistricting. The Republican-controlled Texas legislature enacted the new voting map in October after months of conflict, and Attorney General John Ashcroft cleared it in December. The Justice Department notified the Texas lawmakers last week that it would not release internal documents on the case because they contain “predecisional deliberative material” that is exempt from public information laws, according to a copy of the letter. g See JUSTICE, page 4

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Greek organizations allow students to expand horizons By Julie Suenram News Reporter When it comes to greek life, the Multicultural Greek Council offers students an opportunity to explore culture and expand their horizons. The council was founded at Texas State in Fall 1999 to provide recognition and support to greek social and service organizations whose needs had not yet been met by any existing council. “Every council on campus is different, but we pretty much have the same purpose and the same mission,” said Rebecca Castillo, business

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management senior and MGC president. “Everybody brings something different to the table and that’s what makes greek life here on campus really extraordinary.” The council includes three sororities (Kappa Delta Chi, Sigma Delta Lambda, and Sigma Lambda Gamma), two fraternities (Lambda Theta Phi and Sigma Lambda Beta) and one co-ed fraternity (Alpha Psi Lambda). The council’s rush period will begin with convocation at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater. Registration will begin at 6:45 p.m.

Courtney Addison/Star photo Texas State students wait outside the Parking Services office for parking permits. Long lines can be expected at the beginning of each semester.

Convocation gives students the opportunity to meet and receive information about all the organizations. “It’s a way to get everyone to come out and see what its about,” said J.D. Perez, the council’s vice president and Lambda Theta Phi president. “I always tell people, if you come and it’s not for you, because greek life is not for everyone, at least get involved, at least show that you want to get involved, that you want to make a difference.” Community service is an important part of the council. Each chapter sponsors several philanthropies for which it will raise funds, show support and provide information and awareness. Specific foundations, such as the National Spanish Scholarship Fund, the Breast Cancer Association, and the American Cancer Society, were chosen as philanthropies. The council’s philanthropy is the American Diabetes Association. “At Risk, is one of our philanthropies,” said Lori Briones, Sigma Delta Lambda president and advertising senior. “Basically we wanted to target those students who didn’t have parents in college, to show them that there is a way, that there is financial aid. We try to be that stepping stone to make the transition easier.” Although the council started out as Hispanicbased, the chapters are not restricted to that membership requirement. “I think it depends on your campus, it depends on how far you are willing to

get other people involved,” said Lalli Tejeda, Sigma Lambda Gamma president and political science senior. “One of our goals is to go to the Indian student organizations and the Asian student organizations to attract people and go to their events and they’ll come to our events.” The council also participated in campus activities, such as Bobcat Build and Homecoming, along with its community service. It will also be participating in Greek Week, which will take place during the week of March 27. “We participate in different leadership conferences, and we’re looking more to working with Upward Bound and the American Diabetes Association,” Castillo said. “The council is really looking to try to get a chapter started down here in San Marcos and start passing out information about diabetes, because there isn’t anything that pertains to the diabetes association down here.” Academics are an important focus of the council. It requires an overall 2.5 GPA of each chapter. However, each chapter has its own minimum entrance requirement. This past semester, the council’s overall GPA was a 2.58, which ranked No. 2 behind the Panhellinic Council. “Our primary goal of the fraternity is academics, and that’s something we really strive on,” Perez said. “Our primary goal here is to get your education. It’s not to join a fraternity; it’s not to join any organization; but it’s to get your education.”


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The Democrats' lead attorney, J. Gerald Hebert of Washington, suburban responded Wednesday with an appeal to the Justice Department, alleging that career attorneys had recommended an objection to the redistricting plan but were overruled by political appointees. Democrats argue that the Texas map violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 because it eliminates two districts in which minorities make up a majority of the voters. “Clearly the Department of Justice is stonewalling this request to avoid the

embarrassment that will surely ensue when the memorandum is made public,” Hebert wrote in his appeal, which was filed with the department's Office of Information and Privacy. “Unfortunately, the political appointees of the Justice Department appear committed to dismantling the Voting Rights Act. They are hiding this report, because it will make their intentions clear.” Department officials have declined comment on the details of the case, including whether the team of attorneys assigned to the case had raised objections to it. Sources say the team is under a strict gag order.

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abnormalities in such organs as the bladder, intestine and genitals. Because male babies with cloacal exstrophy lack a penis, the decision in these cases traditionally has been to remove the testes, construct a vagina and raise the children legally and socially as girls. This decision is in line with theories espoused from the 1950s by American psychologist John Money that babies are blank slates at birth, adopting gender identities through the influences of their environment. For decades, Money's theory, coupled with the greater ease of surgically turning boys into girls, influenced doctors and parents in deciding the gender fate of children born

with malformed or ambiguous genitals. Until the late 1970s proper studies weren't performed on children who'd been assigned a sex at birth to assess whether they had adjusted well, said Sheri Berenbaum, professor of psychology and pediatrics at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. The studies were hard to do, and “people just believed John Money, they just believed we were neutral at birth,” she said. In the current study, Reiner and Gearhart reported on 16 genetically male children age 5 to 16 with cloacal exstrophy, 14 of whom were raised as girls. Children and parents were asked detailed questions about the children's play patterns, levels of aggression, career goals and attitudes toward sex roles.

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The families were followed for between 34 and 98 months. At the last assessment, eight of the 14 individuals raised as girls had declared themselves boys, including four who had not been told of their surgical transformation. Reiner said that one child refused at age 12 to accept estrogen injections for induction of puberty because he felt he was a boy. Another five subjects were living as females, apparently without complaint. One was too angry to discuss the issue. “We challenge the wisdom of routine gender conversion of these people,” Gearhart said. “The science is telling us that the majority of these children should be left as the male sex.” The study also could have implications for more common conditions in which babies are

born with malformed or ambiguous genitals. There is currently a vigorous professional debate as to whether sex-assignment surgery should be delayed in such cases until a child's sexual identity emerges. However, Berenbaum and other experts noted that five children appeared happy living as girls, implying that nurture can win out. They added that issues of gender identity need to be weighed against emotional consequences of growing up as a boy lacking a penis. Ken Zucker, head of the Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic in Toronto, said that other studies are not in line with the findings reported Thursday. Some clinicians have reported that males with cloacal exstrophy raised as girls appear well-adjusted.


PLAN: Survey aids in deciding improvements Thursday, January 22, 2004

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More students than faculty answered that they felt the university has a “small-campus feel,” with 61 percent of students, 51 percent of staff and 42 percent of faculty answering positively. The survey also found results on what respondents felt was their favorite building on campus. Old Main was consistently the most popular building and is selected by 49 percent of students, 53 percent of staff and 48 percent of faculty. Alkek Library was consistently a distant second in popularity with 11 percent of students, 8 percent of staff and 10 percent of faculty selecting it as their favorite building. However, the survey found the least-liked characteristic of the campus among faculty and staff was the architecture. Students also answered that they dislike the university’s architecture more than they like it, but their least-liked characteristic is the difficulty of navigating the hilly campus. The attractiveness of the university’s landscape was the most-liked feature of Texas State among students, staff and faculty. According to response data, 66 percent of students, 79 percent of staff and 72 percent of faculty wrote comments about general beauty, landscape, river, lake or park as their favorite feature on campus. Nusbaum said in addition to the data that will be applied to forming the guiding principles, data is also being collected from the Institutional Research survey to be used for making specific planning recommendations that will not necessarily be a part of the master plan. One group who will utilize the information is the Campus Lighting and Safety Committee, created to ensure adequate lighting and safety equipment such as blue light phones for use in dangerous situations at night. “Lighting won’t be so specific in the master plan,” Nusbaum said. “I envision something coming out regarding lighting, but it won’t be so specific as ‘in this location you need to do this.’ That is what this committee is for. It’s a way of doing one survey and getting as much information as you can rather than doing a lighting survey and a food survey and another survey for this and that.” Nusbaum said the CLS committee had previously been inactive for several years, but was revived by President Denise Trauth.

“The president has expressed a desire to walk the campus at night,” Nusbaum said. Meyer said the information gathered by the survey is probably much more detailed than what the architectural firms will use to develop the master plan, but the information would be used in implementing other campus improvement recommendations. “There are a lot of big surveys that the campus does for the bookstore, food service, all those other places and I don’t know if that information is ever pulled out and shared with those other areas,” Nusbaum said. “I would appreciate them sharing with me what they get, so that’s what I did here. I wanted to make sure that they got the information we were collecting.” The results of the open forum sessions for development of the guiding principles have also been made available online in draft form. The preservation and protection of existing natural areas and identification of new green spaces was the first choice at the staff and faculty meetings and the second choice at the student meetings and the sixth choice at the city staff meeting. The suggestion to create a campus that is user-friendly, accessible, safe and environmentally sensitive was in the top 10 choices during all four meetings (second for staff, second for city staff, fifth for students and sixth for faculty). The architectural firms selected as finalists will turn in their qualification packets to Nusbaum Feb. 9. The university Academic Plan, which includes the requests from all university colleges, will be presented in an open forum Feb. 13. On March 10 and 12, the architects will make their presentations to the Facilities Committee, President’s Cabinet and the Texas State University System Planning and Construction director. On May 6 and 7, the architects will present the master plan to the Texas State Planning Committee and the board of regents will approve the architect appointment. More information on the Campus Master Plan can be found at the website www.vpfss.txstate.edu/cmp.

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and it has greeted many students and visitors to the campus since its construction in 1896 by German architect Charles S. Sinz. “It’s a gateway,” Porterfield said. “It’s one of the first things people see when they come in from downtown.” By the 1920s the building served as a boarding house for students of the university. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson even called the house his home for a time

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while attending Southwest Texas State Teachers College. LBJ lived in the house from 1927 to 1928 and again during the summer of 1929. The university gained ownership of the house in 1966 and it was dedicated to the former president on April 17, 1968. “The building represents an important part of the university in that one of the most famous alumni lived on the property,” Buhler said. “He lived in a garage apartment that was attached to the house but is

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no longer in existence.” Buhler said the apartment that LBJ lived in was torn down when the house was moved 50-75 feet from its original location. “Most times they won’t grant a historical designation to a house that has been moved from its original location,” Buhler said. “ They made a special exception for this house.” Buhler said part of the reason for the special exception is because the house is unique in its architectural style. The familiar tan and brown colors of the house will be a thing of the past upon the completion of the project. The new color scheme is authentic to the time period in which the house was built and is based on the body, trim and accent colors used on Old Main. The house will also use two additional colors including a green that will be used on the fishgill shingles and the eves of the front of the house and a gold that matches the school color for accent work on the windows and door. The Alumni Relations and Community Relations departments, both housed in the building, will remain in the house during the entire remodeling process. “Occasionally there’s hammering, banging or scraping, but it’s a small price to pay,” Porterfield said. “We’re very excited. It’s just going to be fantastic when its done.” She sees the building as having a great historical importance to the university and the community. “It is representative of the university’s heritage,” Porterfield said.“ It was in such poor shape that it looked like the university was neglecting it. This just shows that we’re honoring our house and committed to taking care of this jewel. It will be a place that students and alumni alike can be proud of.”

MUNCH: Research reveals inspiration

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chronology of Munch’s life during 1884 and 1885, at the time when the Krakatoa sunsets would have been seen in Oslo,” Olson said. The team found that Munch’s passage accompanying “The Scream” described an experience mirroring the notes of the astronomers and the newspapers. He wrote, “I was walking along the road with two friends — then the Sun set — all at once the sky became blood-red — and I felt overcome with melancholy. I stood still and leaned against the railing, dead tired — clouds like blood and tongues of fire hung over the blue-black fjord and the city. My friends went on, and I stood alone, trembling with anxiety. I felt a great unending scream piercing through nature.” The most famous version of “The Scream” was created in 1893 as one in a series of autobiographical paintings called “The Frieze of Life.” Several of the paintings alluded to events that had occurred many years prior to the collection’s creation, including “Death of

the Mother” and “Death in the Sick Room” depicting Munch’s mother’s death in 1868 and his sister’s death in 1877, suggesting to the researchers that “The Scream” may very well have been inspired by an event before 1893. “It was Munch’s standard practice to paint events that had happened years earlier,” Olson said. “The majority of his paintings in the 1890s showed scenes from many years before.” The piece of research that Olson credits as final confirmation of a connection between the volcanic eruption and the painting was from Munch’s own hand. Within the archives, the team found Munch’s own words describing his inspiration for “The Scream.” “ … the first ‘Scream’ … ‘Kiss’ … ‘Melancholy’ … For these a number of rough sketches had already — in 1885-1889 — been done in that I had written texts for them — more correctly said, these are illustrations of some memoirs from 1884 … ” Using Munch’s journals in conjunction with maps, newspapers and other historic doc-

uments, the team concluded not only when Munch saw the aftereffects of the explosion of Krakatoa, but where he was standing by comparing the painting to the vantage point of the railing of Ljabrochaussen road (now a roadway called Mosseveien) that lines Ekeberg hill. “We had two purposes when we went to Oslo,” Olson said. “One was to research Munch’s whereabouts in 1883 and 1884. The other was to determine not only where Munch was standing, but the direction; it’s southwest.” Olson said forensic astronomy does not try to explain and understand everything about a painting. “We are by no means trying to give an explanation of the paintings we study … we’re merely looking for the facts behind them,” Olson said. “Millions of people saw these

sunsets, but how many people painted them? And the painting actually became more popular during the last century.” The team is now looking for astronomical references used in James Joyce’s Ulysses, which they hope to publish on the 100th anniversary of the novel’s publication –—Bloomsday, June 16, 2004. They will also pursue research of the astronomy of the first marathon in Greece and hope to publish their results during the 2004 Olympics where the athletes will be taking the 490 B.C. marathon route from the battlefield to downtown Athens. Olson and Doescher’s findings have captured the attention of national media, including Sky and Telescope Magazine, The New York Times, CNN and The Dallas Morning News.


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Thursday, January 22, 2004

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eople at the center of Bush’s political base have been pushing toward strong measures to stop the process of legalizing gay marriages. The issue is so important to his supporters that they have called for an immediate constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage once and for all. But, as the saying goes, history appears to be repeating itself. The 1967 Supreme Court case ruling for Loving v. Virginia prohibited interracial marriages. In the same

way many supporters for prohibiting gay marriage, there were, at that time, a strong voice claiming interracial marriages were immoral. It is becoming quite obvious as to why gay rights have become known as the final frontier of the civil rights movement. As ludicrous as the prohibition of interracial marriage may sound to almost any U.S. citizen in the 21st century, think about how the prohibition of gay marriage may sound to a U.S. citizen in the year

2040. Bush claims he wants to protect the “sanctity of marriage,” claming that if “activist judges” ignore public will he may have to pursue a constitutional ban on gay marriages. But, ignoring the “will” of the people, is that what is really happening? Just as change occurs, the same sequences of events will occur to slowly change people’s minds, but what if we just attempted to be a bit more open-minded than our forefathers and realize that

what changed the interracial marriage issue will change the gay marriage issue when it hits home as well? Just as the fathers of young white girls that brought home their black boyfriends grew to accept the change, fathers will change their minds when it is their son who brings home his boyfriend. It is always easier to point fingers at “others,” but when it comes full circle and finally has a personal impact, things will change.

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Bush rewards illegal immigrants with jobs

“President” Bush showed Immigration Reform reported, quotAmerica his true colors earlier this ing the U.S. Economic Council, month when he unveiled his immi- “Undoubtedly, access to lowergration policy: He is nothing but a wage foreign workers has a depressphony conservative having more in ing effect (on wages).” Wages go common with big government liber- down as the price of goods and als than with the poor saps that sup- services rise and as the vise on the port him. His plan is to legalize poor and middle-class tightens. nearly 10 million illegal aliens, Also according to FAIR, illegal many of those from Mexico, if they aliens cost the U.S. an estimated can show proof of $67 to $87 billion a employment. This is the year, seen in taxpayer Aaron Ball opening salvo of blanket terms that is between amnesty and an inev$166 to $226 a year per itable culture war. native household. This Understandably, this is on top of the alreadyhas set off a major condifficult financial situatroversy around the tion many Americans country with the majority face. Those taxes go to of Americans wanting support the massive illegal aliens punished, welfare system in this Star Columnist not rewarded. Even talkcountry that we show host Michael Savage, a hard- Americans have been told repeatedcore Bush supporter, is aghast. He’s ly, is going broke. gone so far as to call for Bush to be FAIR also reports that immigrant impeached. use of welfare programs (21 perIt appears Bush has absolutely cent) is 43 percent higher than nonno idea how to run an economy, as immigrants’ use (15 percent).” he says his plan will be beneficial to Many illegal aliens take advantage jump starting the sluggish market. of this system without putting anyNothing could be farther from the thing back. Did Bush think about truth. Illegal aliens will be given this when he effectively erased our the green light to come to this coun- borders? If you love social protry and take jobs away from grams, then this will hasten its Americans who are struggling to get bankruptcy faster than anything by. This cheap and exploitable else. workforce may be good for busiBush doesn’t care about how this nesses but will result in economic is going to affect average chaos. Americans; he’s concerned with The Federation for American getting votes and pleasing his com-

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If this nation is to survive we must enforce our immigration laws and secure our borders. Immigrants are welcome to come — granted they go about it the legal way.

rade Presidente Fox who has a sinister reason for encouraging the illegal migration. In a recent article from Insight magazine, Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Col.) recalled a conversation with Juan Hernandez, head of the not-so-subtlety-titled agency Ministry for Mexicans Living in the United States. When Tancredo asked what the purpose of the agency was, Hernandez responded, “to increase the flow of Mexican nationals to the United States.” Asking why, Hernandez said, illegal aliens send back “$10 billion a year, which is 30 percent of the Mexican GDP, it provides employment for an exploding population, it alleviates social instability because of rising unemployment and it provides training for Mexicans ultimately repatriating those skills back to Mexico.” There it is folks, the modius operandi for this immigration policy. These illegals won’t contribute to this society, they have no alle-

giance to this country and the government of Mexico is more than happy to dump its poor on America and have us pick up the tab. De facto arms of the Mexican government, like La Raza and MECha, are not content with Bush’s policy. They see the whole Southwestern portion of the U.S. (“Aztlan” as they call it) as part of Mexico, and are pushing for full amnesty for illegal aliens. Combine this with the seemingly endless violence on the border on the part of smugglers and drug traffickers, it would seem that what America is facing is nothing less than an invasion on our southern flank. If this nation is to survive we must enforce our immigration laws and secure our borders. Immigrants are welcome to come — granted they go about it the legal way. However, if Bush gets his way, what incentive do they have to enter the U.S. legally when those that break the law are rewarded instantly? Ball is a history senior.

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A few words about a man who defined leadership resident Supple was a man more so in the academic arena, who defined Texas State. evidenced by new Ph.D. proThe growth of this univer- grams, research efforts, sity in quality and increased admissions prestige under his Patrick Cassidy standards and stuleadership was a phedent retention rates. Guest Columnist nomenon rarely seen What we have seen in the academic or here may seem to corporate world. This growth some to be usual or just what a was not only in physical attribpresident does; but it was most utes, such as new buildings, certainly not usual. There are fund raising and the extension of few university presidents who campus by the purchase of can claim the types and numbers Aquarena Springs, but even of changes he has brought, espe-

Bathroom reading is a window to the soul

for a new car or job, but the LINCOLN, Neb. — People idea appeals to you. You watch will continue to read. It’s an each issue to see which cars inherent need. One must read reoccur and watch on the crapper. Bathroom readAmanda Breeden prices plummet over time. You ponder ing activity can be U-Wire Columnist how, with such high classified into five Nebraska unemployment, basic categories. Laundry Land can’t These categories fill its opening. are based on a very non-scienYou are bored. It’s OK; the tific poll conducted by myself. My apologies to those I stalked bathroom can be a very lonely place. or offended in search of the — Magazines: the most answer to the ultimate question: What does one read in the bath- common among bathroom readers. This category includes: room? sales-Cabela’s, Victoria’s Here are the five categories of bathroom reader: Secret; recreational-Home and — Paperback: fiction and Gardens, Field and Stream; non-fiction. Books in this catecelebrity — People, Rolling gory are tailored to the individ- Stone; soft porn/porn — ual. The light novella and Maxim, Playboy; and literature cheesy romance novel are — The New Yorker. among favorites for younger Many of you own magazine women. racks and have one in your Men, among the most bathroom. You responsive, read non-fiction in sales/celebrity/recreational peothe bathroom, mostly do-itple read that which interests yourself books, requiring at you, or whatever interests your least one wrench and often a roommate or spouse. plunger. One man reads Bear Literature readers are very intense bathroom readers. Hell, Attacks: Their Causes and The New Yorker comes nearly Avoidance by Stephen Herrero in preparation for an upcoming every week. It’s packed with camping trip. Good luck with today’s greatest writers and that. poets. That’s a heavy load. You paperback readers use And porn readers really do the bathroom as an escape from read the articles. I know. life, a nagging spouse, the dirty — Habitual routines: dishes. You feel safe in the Humming, opening the mail, bathroom, uninterrupted. You smoking a cigarette, which, by the way, Mom, is odd. Not live in chaos, a frat house perhaps, or with many siblings or technically readers, you are roommates. You are capable of active minds with short attention spans and little time on crapping in public. You should seek immediate therapy. your hands. You hardly linger The other alternative is that in the bathroom, and your you don’t have a life and in activities are well rehearsed. Defecation, for you, is a matter such case, you should seek immediate therapy. You have of routine. You crap at the issues of which you aren’t even same time every day. You’re bowels are active and in good aware. Either way, you spend a sig- shape. Thanks to the ever-growing nificant amount of time on the crapper. You lack adequate cell phone user population, talking on the phone has fiber in your diet. become an alternative to read— Newspaper: Comics, ing on the crapper. The eticrosswords, Help Wanted, quette surrounding this is Wheels for You. You grab the shady. paper to read the articles you skipped earlier. You do not re— Not at all: Those of you read headlines or front page who claim to do nothing on the crapper. You are the people news, but pick up the smaller, third page articles. You thrive who refuse to admit that you defecate. Yes, ladies. I’m talkon the dumb criminals section. It entertains you. ing to you. You are in denial. You do crosswords because In your modesty, you fail to they are reliable. There is no realize that the thought of not anxiety about rereading an arti- reading is more disturbing than doing so. What do you do? Are cle. You are not really looking you concentrating? Gross.

cially within his first goal of his strategic plan – quality and prestige. He recognized that quality is a necessary component of a great university, perhaps the first and most important. Further, he was keenly aware that recognition of this quality (i.e. prestige) is also critical so that the outside world is aware of the internal greatness. I count my service under President Supple to be the highlight of my professional career.

plainly visible in his personal interactions with each of us whether on an elevator, passing on the walk, in a crowded reception or during a speech. He was, without fail, comfortable in front of a crowd extolling the virtues of a great university and speaking of the “best job he ever had or could hope for” and doing so at ease and with the confidence of a true believer. He never faltered in transmitting this confidence

and belief to all who heard. We have had and lost a truly great leader, one who has defined our future; one to whom we all owe a great debt of gratitude and because of whom we can face the future with confidence and grace. We can only aspire to add to his legacy. God has granted us a great gift for which I am grateful. Cassidy is the associate vice president of academic affairs.

Americans should celebrate nation’s history of rebellion

SAN DIEGO - America has liberated entire nations of people. From the Latter-day Saints always been a country of to Larry Flint, modern democrebels. A revolutionary people racy is about the rule of majorin religion and politics, newly ity protecting the liberties of immigrating Americans voted the minority. Yes with their feet, there have been blunmaking dissent Jari Leischow ders: Ruby Ridge, inherent to our U-Wire Columnist Waco, Elian country’s idealSan Diego State Gonzales and more ism. Dissent of recently, the Patriot the minority is what keeps modern democracy Act come to mind. Needless to say, I don’t have much faith in together. the truthfulness of power or the We all see outrages we fairness of popular opinion. gloss over: Things are not But for the most part, we progoing well and “patriotism” tect freedom of thought. has quickly become the basOn the whole, dissent is a tard-child of fear and confutool of kindness. Participants in sion. modern democracy dissent When I look back at my life, the last thing I want to say from cruelty and greed, nihilism, totalitarianism and is I never went against the the pillaging of natural grain. Even if the establishment is solid and big brother is resources. We don’t want the mentally retarded executed, always watching, the smallest illegal immigrants dying of attempt for change may make thirst in the desert or sea turtles an enormous impact. Martin wiped out for the sake of the Luther King Jr. was one man shrimp cocktail. who consistently stood up for The dissenter’s environment his idealism, leading the Civil rouses their conscious. What Rights Movement to victory. would this nation be without a Gandhi and Nelson Mandela’s Sherron Watkins to blow the dissent from traditional ideals

CAMPUS QUOTES “I’ll say (John) Kerry. He won Iowa, but really because Dean’s “anti-war” will not work since Saddam has been captured.” — Patrick Benefield history junior

President Supple was a man who defined leadership. Any of us should be so fortunate to know a small handful of people with the skills he demonstrated as a leader. Those of us who were a part of this university during his administration can count it as a blessing rarely received and as a unique vision of a true leader. He recognized that leadership is not about bricks and books, but about people. This characteristic was

I don’t want my children to go to a school like I did — old books and new metal detectors; education is a defense system in and of itself, metal detectors be damned. I don’t want to get searched every time I go through airport security because of my ethnicity. I don’t want to get sick from the water system in my downtown neighborhood. I don’t want to pay more for gas than groceries. I don’t want to get a job waiting tables after spending four years and even more money on higher education. Through a lot of dissent, determination and perseverance, apartheid in South Africa waned, genocide in Croatia ended and British imperialism fizzled throughout the world. Keep in mind, the Boston Tea Party was just a bunch of angry white landowning aristocratic Protestants who didn’t want to pay their taxes. With hope for the future and the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. and many other great dissenters, let’s keep shaking it up.

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“The only person I’ve really seen much out of is (Howard) Dean. He is the one that I happen to catch. He has some interesting ideas and the most money.” — Jesse Weeks anthropology senior

“I can’t even vote in this country, but I’m aware of the candidates. I just haven’t seen any that really have been standing out. The one who got second in Iowa is the most impressive. Whoever he is, he’s better than Bush.” — Ebony Porter art history senior

whistle on Enron, or a Bob Woodward to protect the identity of “Deepthroat?” We all need these neo-knights in shining armor for our democracy to achieve its highest goal, that of a government for the people by the people. What would I change if I could, you might ask? I would change the way that children are the last priority in this nation, take the revenue business out of law enforcement, trade three-strikes for 12-steps. I would stop corporate welfare, union suppression, government-sponsored monopolies and environmental degradation — although I agree the strike at Ralph’s is getting a bit old. Hypothetically, Starbucks already pays Colombians 10 cents on the dollar without health insurance or pension for their seasonal pumpkin chai nonfat latte mix, but continues to charge the consumer more than 50 times the cost. Since when did a freaking cup of coffee and higher education have to cost more than what 70 percent of Americans can afford?

“I’m a very strong Republican, so all I can say is Bush. He just kicks ass.” — Candice Voigt biology junior

“I personally favor John Edwards, because I like his positive message. I also like his stance on publicly financed campaigns. He seems very genuine.” — Brendan Scott philosophy freshman

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“My actual choice is Wesley Clark. He is very good and very smart. I like his personality, that he has military experience, and was against the war in Iraq.” — Francis Nwaokobia computer information systems major

DO YOU THINK IS THE STRONGEST DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY?


BASKETBALL: BOBCATS HOST LAMAR SATURDAY, WOMEN-4 P.M., MEN-6:30 P.M.

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Tori Talbert, junior center, goes up for a lay-up during the last few seconds of the game Wednesday to lead the Bobcats to victory against University of Texas-San Antonio. The Bobcats defeated the Roadrunners 4443.

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Bobcats achieve 4-0 record in SLC

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uring the off-season the Texas State men’s basketball coaches give the players a test. One of the questions asks them if they were in a street fight and could have just one of their teammates on their side, who would it be. To a man, the answer this year was senior guard Terry Conerway. It is that toughness that the Bobcats are hoping will lead them to the Southland Conference championship this season. Conerway, an exercise and sports science major from Cleburne, came to Texas State after a stellar two years at Hill Junior College, one that earned him NJCAA All-America status after his sophomore year. During that season, he averaged 24.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. With those numbers, it would have been easy for Conerway to entertain offers from larger Division I programs, but he said the choice to come to Texas State was an easy one. “(Texas State assistant coach Greg Young) was my coach at Hill and he was the only coach I really trusted,” Conerway said. “He left my sophomore year at Hill and I really didn’t want to go anywhere else, so I decided to follow him.”

Some quick facts about

Terry Conerway • Born in Cleburne, TX • Majors in exercise and sports science • NJCAA All-American • All-SLC First-Team 2003 • Has a two year old son — Tayton Christian Conerway • He’s actually 6’1”, despite being listed at 6’3”

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Women’s basketball reaches victory

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By Lindsey Roberts Sports Reporter

SAN ANTONIO — Texas State center Tori Talbert’s seamsplitting lay-up with 3.9 seconds remaining gave the Bobcats a onepoint victory, their most important of the season thus far, 44-43, over the University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners Wednesday night. This much-needed win pushes Texas State’s Southland Conference record to 2-2 and 2-12

overall. UTSA falls to 6-9, 2-2 in the SLC. “This is definitely the high point in the season for us so far. We are right back in it now,” Talbert said. The Roadrunners kept the score low, which is a trademark of theirs. The difference was that “we stayed composed tonight,” according to Texas State coach Suzanne Fox. It seemed as though a lid was tightly sealed on both hoops until forward Aleise Johnson stepped in

and sank a jumper in the lane for the Bobcats at the 18:12 mark of the first half. Texas State led early until the Roadrunners went on a 6-0 spurt that spanned three minutes to take a 12-9 lead. Johnson and Talbert together scored five quick unanswered points with about three minutes remaining in the first half. UTSA guard Kim Reed buried one from long distance with 2:25 left until halftime. Johnson came g See WOMEN, page 10

By Jason Orts Sports Editor

SAN ANTONIO — For the first time since joining the Southland Conference in 1987, the Texas State Bobcats are 4-0, thanks to a heart-stopping 74-73 win over the University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. With 1:51 left in the game, Texas State guard Roosevelt Brown came up with a steal, which guard Terry Conerway controlled. Conerway spotted Brown speeding down court ahead of every one else and lobbed the ball over his head. UTSA guard David President got back in the play for UTSA, but Brown was able to control the ball and lay it in. No one scored the rest of the game and the Bobcats escaped with the one-point win. “In the timeouts down the stretch, (Texas State coach Dennis Nutt) was telling us to take care of the ball,” said Texas State guard Josh Naylor. “Every possession is huge at the end and you can’t turn the ball over. You have to get stops on defense.” With 7.4 seconds remaining in the game, the Roadrunners inbounded the ball to forward LeRoy Hurd, the conference’s leading scorer. Hurd ran the length of the floor before pulling up at the free throw line and launched a shot. Bobcat forward Zach Allison managed to get a hand in Hurd’s face on the shot, which rimmed out. UTSA forward Anthony Fuqua grabbed the rebound and started to go up with the shot, but Texas State forward Anthony Dill was able to knock the ball out of Fuqua’s hands and over the baseline as time expired. “I was going to take it all the way to the goal, but I saw two guys sink in,” Hurd said of the final play. “I didn’t have that much time, so I put it up, and the ball went in-and-out. That hurts worst than anything, to see it go down and then come back out.” The referees went over to the scorer’s table to see if time should be put back on the clock, but ruled there was no time left and the Bobcat bench erupted, having beaten UTSA on it’s home floor for the first time since the Feb. 16, 2001. The Roadrunners fall to 1-3 in SLC g See MEN, page 10


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action with the loss. “We worked hard,” Conerway said. “We wanted this one bad. We worked together, stayed together and played together.” The Roadrunners had an opportunity to take the lead with 10 seconds remaining, as President’s three-point attempt from the right corner went inand-out. A scramble for the rebound ended in a Bobcat kicking the ball the length of the floor and out of bounds, giving UTSA its final chance. “Zach Allison played Hurd hard,” Conerway said. “He did what we asked him to do. Hurd’s a big-time player, I give all the big men credit, but if I had a game ball, I’d give it to Zach.” From the opening tip, neither team was able to control the game, as the largest lead for either was five, which UTSA held on three occasions. “Everybody had a hand in the win,” Nutt said. “We had a hard time controlling Hurd in the second half. He was able to get to the free throw line, but we found a way to get a couple of shots that we needed. We still have some things to work on, but it’s always good to get out of here with a win.” Both teams shot well, as UTSA converted on 49 percent of it while the Bobcats made 46 percent of their attempts. The Roadrunners also made seven of its eight three point attempts in the second half. After being held scoreless in the first half, Hurd exploded in the second 20 minutes with 18

Ashley A. Horton/Star photo Roosevelt Brow, senior guard, goes up for two against University of Texas-San Antonio. The Bobcats defeated the Roadrunners 74-73. points, including 10-10 shooting from the foul line. Texas State was paced by guard Josh Naylor, who finished with a game-high19 points. Conerway added 18, while Brown had 17. Brown also added four assists and three steals, both team highs. “It seemed like they were gunning for me at the end,” Naylor said. “After I made a couple of shots they were pushing out on me, but that’s when my teammates came up big. Roosevelt and Terry got some huge steals and hit some big buckets down the stretch.” The Bobcats will attempt to continue its winning streak when it welcomes the Lamar University Cardinals into Strahan Coliseum Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

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Listed at 6-3 (he’s actually about 6-1), he was also the team’s leading rebounder with 5.7 per game, and earned FirstTeam All-SLC accolades for his performance. Conerway also shot 49 percent from the floor and 41 percent from long-distance. Those numbers are down this season, as he is making just 40 percent of his shots and 36 percent from three-point range. “I think Terry’s numbers may be a little deceiving,” said Texas State coach Dennis Nutt. “He’s still leading us in scoring (13.8 ppg), rebounding (5.1 rpg), steals (27) and assists (48), so he’s still doing a lot of good things for us.” According to Nutt, it generally takes a junior college transfer about half a year to find his spot on the team, but said Conerway had no such problems. That is evidenced by the fact that in just his third game as a Bobcat, Conerway torched Baylor University for 24 points on 8-10 shooting from the floor, including 7-9 from three-point range. “Terry seemed to be able to come in and find his spot immediately,” Nutt said. “And he didn’t force it. He didn’t have to start. He didn’t care if he did or not. He’s was a team player and still is.” Last season, Conerway led strictly through his play on the court, but according to Nutt, he has become more of a vocal leader this year. “We kind of wanted that from him last year,” Nutt said. “But he was new to our team

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through again for the Bobcats for two and Texas State held tough on the defensive end to go into the locker rooms on top by just one, 16-15. UTSA came out cold in the second half and was held scoreless for the first six minutes until forward J.J. Reisen found an offensive board and laid one in for two. Texas State led 23-17 with 13:12 left on the game clock when preseason First Team AllSLC forward Nikki Hendrix caught fire for the Roadrunners, scoring their next 11 points. Guard Kim Reed came up with a crucial steal and bucket to cut their deficit to within one, 36-35. Forward Dewella Holliday spotted up just within the three-

point line and drilled a long two-point jumper, giving UTSA its first lead of the ballgame, 3736. Hendrix added two free throws for an 8-0 UTSA run with 4:23 left to play and led 39-36. Texas State guard Ally Kelly’s three-pointer silenced the crowd with 3:21 to go and tied the game at 39 and ended a span of 2:42 in which the Bobcats had not scored. Reed’s hard drive through the lane that resulted in a lay up gave UTSA a 41-39 advantage with less than two minutes to play. Johnson drew a foul from Holliday deep in the paint at the 1:07 mark and tied it up again at 41 with two clutch free throws. With only 33.4 seconds remaining, Talbert was sent to the line after UTSA center Katie

Sandefur was charged with the blocking foul. Talbert hit one out of two from the charity stripe still giving UTSA room to breath. Roadrunner guard Tijwana Collins drove the lane with 17.5 seconds left and got the lay-in to fall through the net, giving UTSA the lead again, 43-42. The Bobcat sideline was sitting on pins and needles with the game on the line and then came Talbert’s game-winner. Collins launched one final prayer from half-court for UTSA, but the final buzzer had already sounded and the Bobcat players erupted in excitement. Texas State will return home this Saturday to take on the Lamar University Cardinals at 4p.m. The game can be heard on KTSW 89.9 FM and Boostercast.com.

and probably felt a little uncomfortable. But now he’s a senior and knows he has the right to voice whatever concern he has on the floor.” Texas State has started the SLC season 3-0, in large part because of contributions of sophomore guard Josh Naylor, who has taken advantage of teams focusing their attention on Conerway. “It’s made it a lot easier for me having Terry out there with me,” Naylor said. “People are so focused on him it’s given me open shots. Last game (a win over the University of TexasArlington), he was looking for me and feeding me the ball and it made it easier for me.” But as team-oriented of a player as Conerway is, he is selfish about one thing—getting a ring. “I’ve never gotten a ring and just about everyone else on the team has,” Conerway said. “They brag about it all the time. So I just beg them to get me a ring and I won’t hunt them down my years.” Conerway is less than 20 hours from graduation, which he said was the most exciting thing about his time at Texas State. After graduation, Conerway said he would like to have a NBA career, but if that does not happen, he said he wants to go into coaching and stay involved in the game. He also wants to make money to raise his twoyear-old son, Tayton Christian Conerway. “That’s my big involvement in basketball right now is him,” Conerway said of his son. “I didn’t have a lot when I was growing up, so I’m just trying to make it for him.”

Thursday, January 22, 2004

TEXAS STATE

S coreboard SLC WOMen’s BBall Standings

SLC Men’s BBall Standings Teams

SLC

Nothwestern St. TEXAS STATE Stephen F. Austin Southeastern La. Sam Houston St. UT-Arlington La.-Monroe Lamar UT-San Antonio Nicholls St. McNeese St.

W 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0

Overall L 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4

PCT 1.00 1.00 .667 .667 .667 .500 .500 .333 .333 .000 .000

W 6 8 11 10 7 6 6 7 6 5 4

L 8 6 3 4 7 8 12 8 10 10 11

PCT .429 .571 .786 .714 .500 .429 .333 .467 .375 .333 .267

PF 71.6 68.7 73.1 70.9 78.9 71.3 68.6 81.5 67.2 66.5 72.5

PA 75.6 68.4 58.7 63.7 77.9 72.2 72.7 77.7 68.9 75.5 75.9

2nd Half

TEXAS STATE (9-6, SLC 4-0) 2 Brown 4 Allison 15 Naylor 23 Conerway 25 Dill 1 Blanchard 10 Ponder 11 Burroughs 30N. Goellner 33 J.Goellner 34 Patterson

TOTALS

FG 3Pt FT Rbnd M-A M-A M-A Of-T A 6-9 1-1 4-4 0-1 4 3-9 1-5 0-0 2-4 1 6-12 5-9 2-2 1-3 0 5-11 2-5 6-8 1-5 1 1-3 0-0 0-0 3-3 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2-4 2-3 0-0 1-2 0 0-3 0-2 0-0 0-3 1 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 1-1 0-0 1-3 1-2 0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 25-55 11-26 13-17 11-29 10

Hurd 00 05 Harbert 10 Attaway 13 President 21 Millsap 24 Posey 42 Fuqua TOTALS

FG 3Pt FT Rbnd M-A M-A M-A Of-T A 3-8 2-3 10-10 1-6 2 4-10 3-5 0-0 0-5 1 3-4 1-1 2-2 1-2 5 2-4 0-2 0-0 0-0 3 1-4 0-1 0-0 0-4 1 6-11 4-7 1-2 2-8 1 3-5 0-0 6-11 5-5 0 22-46 10-19 19-25 10-31 13

W 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0

Overall L 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 4

PCT 1.00 1.00 .750 .750 .667 .500 .333 .333 .000 .000 .000

W 10 3 9 7 6 4 1 1 3 7 1

L 4 11 7 8 8 11 12 12 9 6 14

PCT .714 .214 .562 .467 .429 .267 .077 .077 .250 .538 .067

PF 73.9 53.7 63.9 67.0 55.2 55.2 60.2 52.8 53.5 61.5 54.7

PA 71.1 65.2 60.9 66.7 60.6 66.8 84.2 77.1 70.2 66.3 71.3

1st Half

2nd Half

Total

TEXAS STATE..........................16.................28........................44 UT-San Antonio........................15.................28........................43

TEXAS STATE (2-12, SLC 2-2) TO 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 12

B 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

S 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7

P 17 7 19 18 2 0 6 0 0 3 2 74

Players 10Alp. Johnson Kelly 13 15Ale. Johnson 30 Brooks 33 Talbert 1 McGruder 12 Burrow 22 West 45 Hinton 50 Putnam

TOTALS

FG M-A 0-3 2-6 4-11 1-2 5-10 0-2 0-2 2-5 2-3 0-0 16-44

3Pt FT M-A M-A 0-1 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-1 0-0 0-1 4-6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 3-11 9-12

Rbnd A 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4

TO 1 1 4 2 4 0 1 1 5 0 20

B 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

S 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

3Pt FT Rbnd M-A M-A Of-T A 1-3 2-3 3-8 1 0-1 0-0 0-2 4 1-2 0-2 0-5 2 0-1 0-0 1-3 3 0-1 1-1 3-10 0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 2-9 3-6 11-34 10

TO 2 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 10

B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

S Pt 2 17 2 2 1 7 3 2 1 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 9 43

Of-T 0-2 0-5 0-6 2-2 2-15 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-5 0-0 5-38

Pt 0 6 11 2 14 0 0 4 7 0 44

UT-San Antonio (6-9, SLC 2-2)

UT-San Antonio (6-11, SLC 1-3) Players

Northwestern St. Sam Houston St. UT-Arlington La.-Monroe UT-San Antonio McNeese St. Stephen F. Austin TEXAS STATE Lamar Southeastern La. Nicholls St.

Total

Texas State ..........................33.................41........................74 UT-San Antonio........................29.................44.......................73

Players

SLC

WOMen’s BBall vs. UT-SA 1/21/04

Men’s BBall vs. UT-sA 1/21/04 1st Half

Teams

Players TO 3 2 3 1 1 3 1 14

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 6

Pt 18 11 9 4 2 17 12 73

Technical Fouls: UT-SA — None, Texas State — None Attendance: 2,487

Tx State men’s bBall Schedule

3 Hendrix 4 Sandefur Reed 5 22 Collins 44 Holliday 14 Greer 20 Risien 23 Swords 31 Mingee

TOTALS

FG M-A 7-19 1-8 3-6 1-3 6-18 0-1 1-4 0-0 0-2 19-61

Technical Fouls: UT-SA — None, Texas State — None Attendance: 1445

January

Tx State WOmen’s bBall Schedule

24 Host Lamar............... 6:30 p.m. 29 at La.-Monroe........... 7:45 p.m. 31 at Northwestern St.......4 p.m.

January

24 Host Lamar........................4 p.m. 29 at La. Monroe............. 5:30 p.m.


The University Star

TRENDS Pieces Page 10 — Thursday, January 22, 2004

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SAN MARCOS Cheatham Street Warehouse TONIGHT: Ryan Turner & Livewire Down FRIDAY: Lucky Tomblin Band SAT.: Mark David Manders SUNDAY: Joe Bob and Big Square Sun

Triple Crown TONIGHT: Nathan Hamilton (6 p.m.); Johnny Gobbs, The Spoils, FBI (9 p.m.) FRIDAY: Mark Jungers (6 p.m.); Big Orange (9 p.m.) SAT.: Turbo Dwarf, Rebecca Creek (9 p.m.) SUNDAY: Molly Hayes (6 p.m.) NEW BRAUNFELS Saengerhalle FRIDAY: Rodger Wilko (9 p.m.)

Chad Raines

SATURDAY: Rodney Hayden (9 p.m.) AUSTIN Emo’s TONIGHT: Country Teasers, Gorch Fock, The Stylites, Rubble FRIDAY: Supagroup, Kissinger, Real Heroes SAT.: Suboslo (Outside Stage), Groupo Fantasma, Heart and Soul Sound System (Inside Stage) SUNDAY: A Tiger Named Lovesick

Musician fuses chamber, jazz, ‘sex pop’ BY BRANDON COBB MUSIC REPORTER

It’s harder than ever to annoy parents these days, musically speaking. In the ’50s it was easy; anything by Chuck Berry or Little Richard would provoke a stern reaction from parents accustomed to Benny Goodman or Laurence Welk. In the late ’60s, the flamboyant and sexually suggestive stylings of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” elicited outrage from concerned parents. Today’s twentysomethings are left with the task of answering to parents who grew up on the Sex Pistols and Frank Zappa — parents who, instead of despising the music of their children, actually pity them because of the pathetic state of American popular music. How do you shock a mother who has danced naked with a head full of acid while Ozzy Osbourne disemboweled a bat on stage (aside from showing her a nauseating half-hour of The Osbournes)? Classical music? As everyone from P.O.D. to P. Diddy continues to redefine the lowest common denominator, music fans are gravitating toward more complex and artistic musical selections. Jazz has seen something of a revival in recent years, partly because of the enormous popularity of sprawling, outdoor summer music festivals such as Jazzfest or the Austin City Limits Music Festival. But what about the other nine months out of the year when the summer festivals are dormant? Where do you find a soothing respite from the tired, formulaic chaff of Top 40 radio? Chad Raines and the Elastic Waste Band have an answer for you — chamber music. One listen to the band’s Internet single, “Ungar,” and you immediately understand this is not your granddaddy’s chamber music. It’s got syncopation. It’s got groove. The bass line tiptoes around the violin refrain; the melodica’s eerie tones float along like an apparition. You find yourself nodding your head, not nodding off. The band and its unique fusion of classical instru-

mentation and jazz/pop sensibilities are the brainchildren of music composition senior Raines, whose musical résumé is as impressive as it is diverse. How many other composers under the age of 25 can claim to have one of their original compositions performed at the State Opera House in Vienna? Mozart comes to mind. Raines smiles humbly when asked about the performance, and says it was the product of some strange circumstances that worked in his favor — a friend of his girlfriend’s family in Vienna was performing at the Opera House and when introduced, suggested Raines write a piece for him to perform. “And there went my summer break,” Raines said. “I spent the next few weeks writing this piece for piano and horn. After I heard them rehearse it, I made some changes, and they must have liked it because they performed it.” While music may be his mistress, this former radio-TV-film major’s first love is film. Originally from Dallas, Raines moved to Austin after high school to study film at the University of Texas, eventually landing the midnight to 6 a.m. shift as a video jockey on the Austin Music Network. “People would call up and tell me they liked my show (and to) discuss music,” Raines said. “People who call at two in the morning request the weirdest stuff. I think my favorite video while I worked there was ‘Gomer Pyle is God” by this punk band called El B.J.” During this time, Raines became affiliated with the Doghouse Theatre and before long found himself arranging music for its production of Bertolt Brecht’s Drums in the Night. “Slowly I began to write for different instruments as musicians would join the production,” he said. “Gradually the pieces grew in complexity as new parts for new instruments were added. Before long I had parts for cello, trumpet, violin … the compilation of this material eventually evolved into the Elastic Waste Band. “Our first show was at Café Mundi in Austin,” he said. “It became obvious that I had a conflict between the musicians in the band who could read music well, but did not improvise, and the great improvisers who could barely read music if at all. Eventually I went with the players who read well, but found myself writing out more parts and arranging solos.”

Raines turned to music theory and composition training at Texas State’s School of Music for answers. Being self-educated early on in his musical career, Raines admits that his formal education at Texas State has taught him some of the finer, more subtle aspects of arranging music. “The school has not only taught me how to use these musical ideas, some almost cliché, but how to use them tastefully,” he said. One would imagine someone with these lofty musical ideals must have spent his childhood locked in a musty musical conservatory chained to a Steinway, but Chad recalls how his some of his earliest musical inspiration came from Nirvana rather than Prokofiev. “I learned to play drums watching Dave Grohl on TV,” Raines said. “Soon I was recording drumbeats into an old tape recorder, playing them back while I strummed along on guitar, and recording all of this into another tape recorder. I was able to make some primitive recordings this way until my dad gave me a four-track.” Listening to Raines’ solo electronic-pop offering, Chad Raines Plays With Electricity, it is obvious his recording techniques have improved since the early days. The complete creative control of a solo project has given him the opportunity to express his Devo-esque quirkiness and his self-described, soulful, “sex pop” side. “Creative control is important,” he said. “When you listen to Inner Visions, you know that it is exactly the way Stevie Wonder wanted it to sound.” Raines has an affinity for “do it yourselfers” like Prince, Zappa, and Stevie Wonder. “The new Outkast (album) is great, especially Andre 3000’s (disc). The guy is amazing,” he said. This type of complete creative control has it’s own pressures, but Raines tempers his totalitarian side with collaborative efforts in the Austin reggae group, The Uprooters. He describes its sound as a tight rhythm section accented with “a skankin’ guitar

and a bubbly organ”. “I got into music because I have trouble expressing myself with words,” Raines said. “Music is my way of expressing what I have trouble verbalizing.” But what he lacks in eloquence he more than compensates for musically. If originality were a crime, and in today’s popular music this is certainly the case, Raines would get the chair. From the hypnotically ambient sounds of Elastic Waste Band, to the electro-pop funkiness of Chad Raines Plays with Electricity, his music certainly speaks for itself. The Elastic Waste Band plays tonight at Flipnotics, located at 1601 Barton Springs Road in Austin. It’s an all-ages venue.

Raines sparks eclectic beats on new album Mix equal parts of tripped-out, electronic synth-pop beats with music funky, fuzzed-out bass loops and guitar riffs, splash on a generous R E V I E W helping of some jazzy Fender «««« Rhodes piano, and top it off with Chad Raines smooth, quirky vocals and you’ll Chad Raines Plays have the recipe for electric bliss with Electricity ala Chad Raines. Ind. release When you want something done right, do it yourself, and with the exception of a few guest instrumental and vocal parts, this entire album was written and performed by Raines himself. The album’s offbeat originality makes it a favorite of college and community radio stations around the country. “Concrete Shooter (he’s not joking)” is found sandwiched between Pink Floyd and a band called Lovely Midget on one station’s afternoon play list. “Concrete Shooter” is representative of the album’s overall sound and achieves quiet intensity from its overdriven bass line coupled with a mix of bright acoustic and squealing elec-

tric guitars. The track conjures up images of Frank Black having his twisted way with an 808 beat machine. With its babymakin’ syncopation, mellow riffs and horny lyrics, “What’s She Got?” is a soft, groovy trip into the realm of sex education. The casually suggestive lyrics flow effortlessly: “She’s got no rules to break her/but what I’m willing to teach her/are some of those things she did not know.” Prince, eat your purple heart out. Various instrumental tracks dot the CDs landscape, adding a nice contrast and balance to the album. “Sit Down” kicks the door in sounding like an ’80s video game gone haywire. Electronic bleeps and chimes meld with poppin’ break beats and eerie, church organ chords in a funky, auditory amalgam. This album is a work of efficiency and painstaking precision; every note is finely placed with no wasted motion. Its simple, uncluttered arrangements belie its musical complexity and funky eccentricity. This is musical minimalism at its best. — Brandon Cobb


FILM/MUSIC

Thursday, January 22, 2004

The Thrills, Patrick Park wow crowd with rock ’n’ roll AUSTIN — It’s said that if you can make it in the concert United States, then you can make it anywhere. Sure, R E V I E W there are definite exceptions The Thrills Patrick Park to this rule, but with the The Parish United States at the foreJan. 20, 2004 front of cultural imperialism and music trends, touring it is a rite of passage for any band seeking musical success. The Thrills, an Irish rock ‘n’ roll ruffian quintet, took this truth to heart after its debut album, So Much For The City, entered the UK charts at No. 3 but proved only moderate underground success when it debuted stateside. So what does any rock ‘n’ roll band do when its U.S. debut is in distress? It hits the more than 2000 miles of American highway in an oversized tour bus. More specifically, it hits Austin with a break-through opening act named Patrick Park for the satiation of Indie record label lovers and diehard live music fans. Park played to a bewildered but ultimately intrigued audience at the Parish Tuesday night. He stood tall behind his acoustic guitar, hiding sheepishly beneath a veil of wavy hair that consistently reminded the crowd of their detached place as spectators. He lacked the chatty-between-song-charm of a seasoned performer but kept every bit the integrity of a true musician. Park, hailing from Morrison, Colo., is a sub-genre darling with his mix of Kentucky railroad drumbeats, folk-rock interludes and Neil Young, circa Harvest, harmonica homilies. “Sons of Gun,” the only song he formally introduced, is a despondent single off his debut album, Loneliness Knows My Name (Hollywood Records). The single, like most of his songs, speaks with Bruce Springsteen-like bleakness, but quickly recovers with drum-driven guitar riffs and a vibrantly buoyant voice.

Celebrities shine at the Golden Globes

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BY JEFF GREER ASST. ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

Shannon McGarvey/Star photo The Thrills frontman Conor Deasy sings during the band’s show at The Parish in Austin Tuesday night.

Park wowed the crowd and certainly raised the bar while simultaneously heightening the anticipation to a point of pushing and drunken yelling. First on stage from the Thrills was lead singer Conor Deasy, a light-footed, shaggy-haired hipster donning a tie, pinstripes and an infectious Irish charm that instantly sent the entire venue into a simultaneous uproar. The rest of the band quietly followed Deasy’s lead on stage and immediately fell into the first song. “Til The Tide Creeps In” is the last and most sorrowful song on So Much For the City. It’s a clumsy, piano-laced slow dance and an odd choice to start off the night. The Thrills’ slow dance trend continued until “Say It Ain’t So,” a fast-paced alt-country tune that

bears slight resemblance to Garth Brooks’ ‘89 single “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).” That type of arbitrary comparison is normalcy with the Thrills whom SPIN magazine hastily mislabeled as Ireland’s answer to the Strokes. The group, in fact, is nothing like the Strokes, as the Thrills strays away from simplistic formulas, strive to incorporate interesting musicality and isn’t afraid to look like it cares. The Thrills is an accessible band, enigmatically charming with thick Irish accents and a passion for performing. Even though the Thrills’ career in the States has just begun, trust that one day this band will invariably have its day in the sun. — Shannon McGarvey

Win A Date drags with vapid characters, generic plot ploys In his second directorial effort a romantic comedy film star. In since his debut with Legally order to remain on good standing Blonde, Luketic fires up the defib- with his directors and the public, agent, Hamilton’s rillator and supercharges played by the delightfulCinderella’s overworked ly neurotic Lane, sughusk with sugar, spice film and stereotype. R E V I E W gests that Hamilton establish some good Tad Hamilton (Duha«« mel) bares an uncanny Win A Date With PR with a win-a-date Tad Hamilton! contest where the entry resemblance – in appearance and in film Dir.: Robert Luketic fee money goes to charStarring: Topher stature – to an imagi- Grace, Josh Duhamel ity. The winner of that nary lovechild of Johnny PG-13 contest is Rosalee Knoxville and Brad Pitt. His smoking, his drinking and his (Bosworth), a Piggly Wiggly cashier womanizing, all done while driving, from rural West Virginia and an lands him on the front page of a avid fan of Hamilton, who catches celebrity scandal magazine and him using pick-up lines from his threatens to sink his reputation as own movies.

Hamilton arrives just in time to prevent Pete (Grace), Rosalee’s good friend and manager, from confessing his love to her. Grace, from That 70’s Show, does an excellent job of reprising his role as the witty, downtrodden good guy, although he is selling himself short by acting in a movie like this. From that point it’s all Pete trying to one-up Hamilton and failing miserably because, naturally, looks and vacant charm are all that matters. Meanwhile, Rosalee coos about Hamilton and his bravado, though she maintains strict homeland security on all her buttons and zippers in accordance with Pete’s warning: “He must have slept with

like 20, maybe 30 people already!” Over the top and naively sweet to the point of brain rot, if Win A Date intended to spoof generic romantic comedies as a vehicle for an original romantic comedy, then it just spoofed itself. Any attempt it makes at justifying the sincerity of true love is too far bogged down with vapid characters to be even remotely effective. “Guard your carnal treasure” and avoid this one. – Chris Robinson

On Sunday night the stars will come out for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC. The Golden Globes began as an impromptu ceremony by a small group of foreign journalists in 1944. They met at 20th Century Fox Studios and expressed their opinions about their favorite movies of the year. Makeshift awards were given to winners, and a yearly tradition was born. It was decided the Golden Globes would take place before the Oscars so that the Hollywood Foreign Press could express an impartial view, free from influences of the industry. The awards are only given to movies of a particular year ensuring that the late entries into the Oscar race would not steal the thunder of less recent movies. Because of the success and increased prestige of the Golden Globes, this strategy has only caused studios to release their films earlier. The Golden Globes have had many award categories that have come and gone. They no longer give awards for “Best Film Promoting International Understanding” or “Ambassador of Good Will.” Even Arnold Schwarzeneggar won the New Male Star of the Year award in 1976 for his role as Joe Santo in the film Stay Hungry. That award is now defunct. In 1953 the Cecil B. deMille award was given with the blessing of the successful producer, and the Golden Globes began including awards for television into its ceremony in 1955. The awards were first broadcast on television in 1962

through KTTV in Los Angeles. The show has changed hands through several production companies, finally being picked up by NBC in 1996. The Golden Globes are now broadcast to 125 countries worldwide. This year the competition is stiff. Cold Mountain leads in nominations with eight while Lost in Translation and Mystic River both received five. Look for Lord of the Rings: Return of the King to win best picture in the drama category. The last two Lord of the Ring films were nominated in consecutive years but did not win. Lost in Translation should easily take best picture in the musical or comedy category. The film has received unanimous praise from critics and is a strong contender in the Oscars as well. Bill Murray is up for his third Golden Globe nomination for the film and chances are good he’ll take home his first win this year. Charlize Theron will most likely take home the award for best actress in a leading role in a drama for her role in Monster. Anytime an actor or actress puts on some pounds for a role it is money in the bank. Scarlett Johanson should go home with best actress in a comedy for her achievement in Girl with the Pearl Earring. Best director is a toss up between Sofia Coppola for Lost in Translation and Peter Jackson for Return of the King. Jackson has been nominated the last two years and this third time might be a charm. For television there are no totally dominant shows as was the case in the past with the HBO connection, though they once again have many nominations. For a full list of nominations, visit www.goldenglobes.org.


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Take over my lease 1/1 no rent until March. Free deposit, 20 inch Flat screen and water, on bus route, walk to HEB. 512-665-9505. (2/12) ____________________________ Designer apartment, beautifully appointed, high ceilings, stained concrete floors, private garden patio, 2/2 located on manicued 400 tree pecan grove, 5 min. from downtown. 357-1235 or 557-8356. (2/5) ____________________________ 1 bd/1.5 bth. Shalamar Townhome, avaiable for 7 month sublease in Jan, $495/m. Call Derrell @ 512-619-6115. (2/12) ____________________________ Pre-lease Today For 5/20 or 8/20/04 MOVE-IN!!! 3 blocks from TxState. $758/mo. 2br/2.5ba TH. $300/dep., Full size w/d, FREE ROADRUNNER & HBO. No dogs 396-4181 or windmilltownhomes.com (4/29) ____________________________ Sub-lease my 1 bedroom apartment. Lease ends in May. 2 blocks from school. $400/month + util. Call (512)754-9654. (1/28) ____________________________ Martindale. Unique 3/2 tiled, fenced, privacy, 1 blk to river, w/d, dishwasher, alarm, $800 + dep. Sam 512-443-3290. (1/29)

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4b/2b CA/CH, carpet throughtout, w/ appliances, 8 blks from University. $1,000/month, $500 dep. 392-2708. (1/28) ____________________________ 1b/1b next to Tx State. no parking or shuttle hassles. Low price, includes all bills paid. 757-1943. (2/5) ____________________________ Female roommate. Next to SWT, don't worry about parking or shuttle, own bedroom , $320. 757-1943. (2/5) ____________________________ Quiet male student. Live next to SWT. Don’t worry about parking or shuttle, own bedroom, $800. 757-1943. (2/5) ____________________________ 2/2-Mosscliff Apts. Avail. Dec/Jan $595. No deposit. Matt 512-392-5978. (1/22) ____________________________ ON A BUDGET? So am I. That’s why we have Langtry Apartments. 205 Craddock Ave., Waiting for you. 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment homes with washer/dryer ready for you to move-in today. Only $650 per month. Who said living in San Marcos had to be expensive? Langtry Apartments 396-2673. (4/29) ____________________________ TWO BEDROOM FOR THE PRICE OF A ONE! That's right! Rent a two bedroom for the price of a one bedroom. You pay only $575.00 a month. Move in today to West End Condominium # 3. 1221 West Hopkins. VJE Realty Group 353-3002. (4/29) ____________________________ Skinny Dippin! In the middle of Winter! Our Skinny prices are dippin even lower! One bedroom now only $575.00. Washer/Dryer, microwave, free high speed internet with no dial-up and resort style amenities. Call the Metropolitan 393-6000. (4/29)

for rent

Privacy, Privacy and More Privacy! A place of your own! Stadium view apartments has a few 1 bedroom 1 bath homes for you. Fireplaces, ceiling fans, PRIVATE outside storage and covered parking await you. OnSite laundry, pool, and spa are only one call away. VJE Realty 353-3002. (4/29) ____________________________ Wide Open Spaces. 3 bedroom 2 bath home with carport, features hardwood floors and a large backyard 1002 Earle St. No maintenance headaches or problems, we guarantee it! Call VJE Realty 353-3002. (4/29) ____________________________ Seeking the perfect match! 3 bedroom 2 bath home 308 Keystone Loop. Kyle, Texas. Features full size washer/dryer, fenced yard, hardwood floors asking $1095. It only takes a call. Too good to be true!!! VJE Realty 353-3002. (4/29) ____________________________ Ready & Waiting! Nice, 1 bedroom , 1 bath studio home. 1642 Post Road. lot’s of storage and yard area. VJE Realty 353-3002. (4/29) ____________________________ 3/3 parking, w/d, short or long term, 396-1520. (2/4) ____________________________ Spacious and private 2 bedroom 1 bath duplex w/ pool near campus and bus route. Call 787-5156. (1/29) ____________________________ Duplex $550 a month 1308 Columbia. Close to campus, fenced yard 754-0823. (1/22) ____________________________ 1 bd APT. $395/mo. 353-5051. (4/29) ____________________________ 3/2 condo, practically on campus. Beautiful wooded area, small yard, washer/dryer, paid cable and trash, pets welcome. Available February 7th $999/month 393-3300. (2/5) ____________________________ Sublease January to May $500 negotiable, efficiency all bills paid. This apartment is a must go! Please call 512-731-3202. (1/22) ____________________________ Sub-lease at University Club Apartments will pay deposit and possibly other incentives, Call Shannon or Brooke 903-737-9171. (1/22) ____________________________ Seeking Christian female, nonsmoking to share 4/2 home. Furnished bedroom ABP $375/mo./dep. /REF. 392-9010 evenings. (1/22)

for sale

16x60 2b/2b, clean, deck, storage unit, $13,900 o.b.o. 512-751-6104, 817-249-7592. (1/29) ____________________________ Mobile Home For Sale 1983 Fleetwood, 14x80, 3/2 gas heat, A/C, full appliances. Good Condition, $5000 (830)303-2354. (1/29) ____________________________ Moving sale- bed, desk, lamp, etc. please call 512-731-3202. (1/22) ____________________________ HP Monitor with speakers. Great condition. $40. 754-6893. (1/29) ____________________________ Mtn. Bike. Full Suspension, black, Gary Fisher Joshua 1. Perfect high-end bike! Rarely ridden. Asking $500. New it costs $1,300. Call Kirk 353-4575. (1/22) ____________________________ Student Parking. $100 per month @ Eskimo Hut Call 512-392-6693. (1/22)

help wanted

Looking for part-time/full-time handyman. Basic knowledge of carpentry, sheet rocking, miscellaneous. Contact Alain @ (830)660-5973. (1/28) ____________________________ University Club Beach Club looking for Sales Reps to post Spring Break flyers. Earn Free Trips and Extra Cash. Call 1-800-BEACH-BUM. (1/29) ____________________________ Homeworkers urgently needed! Earn up to $700/week doing simple assembly work. Guaranteed. Free info. 1-713-947-1325. (1/28) ____________________________ ATTN EDUCATION MAJORS: Now Hiring part-time employees Saturdays with possible weekdays Apply at education station 512-353-2527. (1/27) ____________________________ Math tutoring. San Marcos Academy. $8.50/hr. Contact Margo. 753-8062. (1/29) ____________________________ MOVIE EXTRAS/MODELS NEEDED, Local And Statewide Productions, No Experience Required, All Looks, Minor And Major Rolls. UP TO $300/DAY, 1-800-818-7520. (1/29) ____________________________ TEKA Marketing Inc. is now expanding and looking to fill several full and part-time positions, very flexible hours and casual work environment. For more information call 805-0020. (1/22) ____________________________ The Fragrance Outlet p/t sales needed evenings and weekends. Call 805-0525. (1/22) ____________________________ CS major wanted P/T Contract labor. HTML/PHP/SQL Knowledge required. Apply on line www.cedsn.com/apply (1/28)

help wanted

Clear Springs is now accepting applications for daytime servers and hostesses. Experience necessary, apply in person at 1692 Hwy 46 South in New Braunfels. ____________________________ Arabian Horses: several open positions:Ranch in SM, close to campus, flex hrs. 1.hoof trimmer hrly $ or trade. 2.temp ranch hand $6hr. 3.serious/exp trainers--negot pay. 4.good riders who love to ride-$open! 5.attractive models who ride well--trade photos. 6.secretary--coordinate, manage, research--open$ *Riding lessons available. Project: Got 14 horses and more foaling. And a website (texasarabianhorses.com).. working on photos/text to showcase, market, and sell 11 horses in 6 months. Experience and time are negotiable commodities. Pay you in cash when possible or trade when agreeable ..! Email resume , aspirations, services to: Nabil@Haysco.net. However, if imperative my cell 210-367-7842 and 353-3477ranch. ____________________________ Bartending $300 a day potential, no exp. necessary, training provided 800-965-6520 x157. ____________________________ Extend-A-Care for Kids. People shouldn’t be paid to have so much fun, but you could! Apply today to be a role model working with elementary age children. Starting pay $8.75/hr. Sites at 63 elementary schools. hours 2:15- 5:45/6:30 p.m. Monday Friday. Extend-A-Care for Kids. 55 North IH 35, 472-9929 x264. www.eackids.org (1/22s) ____________________________ Make Money taking Online Surveys. Earn $10-$125 for surveys. Earn $25-$250 for Focus Groups. Visit www.cash4students.com/swtxsu (2/26) ____________________________ Are you a dynamic, compassionate, motivated individual looking for the EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME? If so then Horizon Camps is the place for you. Horizon Camps is made up of three OUTSTANDING co-ed summer camps, seeking AMAZING staff to work with INCREDIBLE kids ranging in age from 7 to 15. Located in NY, PA, and WV, positions are available in the areas of group leading, athletics, theatre-arts, water sports, outdoor education, and so much more. For more information and to complete an application please contact us... www.horizoncamps.com 1-800-544-5448. (4/29) ____________________________ Bartender trainees needed. $250 a day potential. Local positions. 1-800-293-3985 ext. 316. (2/19)

personal

Texas State University Master of Education grad and husband want to adopt and raise a baby in Christian atmosphere with teddy bears, laughter, love, and lots of Texas family tradition. Listed with an accredited adoption agency. Please consider and call 1-877-299-2466. (1/22)

roommates

Need Roommate to fill 3/2 home. Cheap rent. Pref. female. CH/A, furnished. Call 512-878-1894, 512-557-4941, 254-498-6388. (1/29) ____________________________ One female roommate needed. $233/mo. plus 1/3 bills. Call 512-557-3992. (1/29) ____________________________ Roommate needed: new 3/2 home call or come by and check it out $380 for a 12 month lease. Call Cody @512-923-9472. (1/27) ____________________________ Sublease room at University Club $365 a month. Call Kristen 210-269-5899. (1/29) ____________________________ Female roommate wanted ASAP, personal bathroom $350. 512-577-6074. (1/22) ____________________________ Take over my lease! January to August no deposit! $315 and 1/3 utilities. Rent 1 room in a 3 bedroom apartment. Contact Matthew (512)392-7346. (1/22)

travel

Spring Break 2004! Travel with STS, America's #1 Student Tour Operator to Cancun, Acapulco, and Florida. BIGGEST PARTIES, BEST CLUBS! Call for group discounts.Information/ Reservations 1-800-648- 4849 or www.ststravel.com (3/4) ____________________________ SPRING BREAK Beach and Ski Trips on sale now! Call 1-800-SUNCHASE today! Or visit www.sunchase.com (3/5)

services

Do you need dependable, efficient, affordable housekeeper. Call Lacey 512-557-0860. (1/29) ____________________________ myGOLDresume.com 866.290.3030. (4/22)

wanted

Buying DVD movies, in good working condition. Sell your old movies and make $$$. Clal Neal in SM at 395-7469. (1/22s) ____________________________ Athletic Males wanted for photography. $25-$100/hour. Call Wu in Austin at (512)927-2226. (4/29) **************************** **************************** ****************************

Place Your Classified In The University Star. Call (512)245-3487, E-mail starclassifieds@ txstate.edu

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