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VOLUME 93, ISSUE 47 www.universitystar.com

FEBRUARY 3, 2004

T E X A S S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y- S A N M A R C O S

ASG discusses current lack of senators Future plans to upgrade Rec Center By Amelia Jackson News Reporter The Associated Student Government discussed the current lack of senators represent-

ing several colleges, particularly the education department, during its Monday meeting. Senators also encouraged students with grievances to speak with ASG members today and Wednesday in The Quad during the Student Organization Fair. The ASG will be recruiting new members and are encouraging prospective senators and advisers to stop by. “Anyone with any concerns

Organizations celebrate black history month

By Jennifer Warner Senior Reporter

The Multicultural Student Affairs office along with several student organizations will honor the contributions of black Americans by hosting events throughout the month of February. The celebration of black history has been recognized since 1926 when Carter G. Woodson named the second week of February “Negro History Week.” Texas State will continue his tradition of honoring diversity by hosting speakers, such as Lee Jones and Mandy Carter, and holding events to educate students about equality issues. The official celebration will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Evans Auditorium with a presentation by Lee Jones, Florida State University administrator and professor. “It’s going to be a motivational speech about staying in school and getting an education,” said Jonnie Wilson, Multicultural Student Affairs assistant director. “He talks a lot about his background and the pitfalls of higher education.” Jones is in high demand as a speaker, and he travels the country and world giving presentations. People who hear him speak understand why he is in such high demand, Wilson said. “It’s about looking at your own destiny and achieving greatness in yourself,” said Mark Calvin, Black Men United vice president and business sophomore. “This is for people from all walks of life, not just people of African American descent.” The event is sponsored by several groups around campus, including Black Men United, National Panhellenic Council, University Public Lecture Series, Eboni Players, Black Women United, the African Student Organization and the Student Affairs Diversity Team. Harambee will also perform at the event. Carter will give a presentation

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will have the opportunity to fill out a card,” said Justin McGarry, ASG vice president. Also during the meeting, the Senate heard from Glenn Hanely, Campus Recreation director, who has been with Texas State for four weeks. Hanely discussed continuing future plans to upgrade the Student Recreation Center, including modernizing the swimming pool and moving the

location to the Recreation Center. “I’m just glad to be here,” Hanely said after the meeting. “I look forward to working with students. I am located in Room 209 in the Student Recreation Center if anyone has concerns or ideas.” President Ernie Dominguez announced the university would hire an interim athletic director to stand in three to six months

while the university searches for a replacement for Greg LaFluer, who was re-assigned last week. Currently James Studer, Academic Affairs vice president, is standing in as Athletic Director. As of last Wednesday, the university had received 38 inquires about the head coaching position vacated by the reassignment of Manny Matsakis. This is of concern to many stu-

dents and sports fans because National Signing Day for recruits is Wednesday. Dominguez said it is not anticipated that there will be any problems filling that role. The university will be conducting interviews this week. Next week, ASG will hear from John Root, Auxiliary Services director, and Charles g See ASG, page 2

RIDING INTO THE SUNSET

Black History Month Events Lee Jones — Wedesday at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. Mandy Carter — Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. LBJ Student Center, Teaching Theater. Carter Brown-bag Luncheon — Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-14.1. Affirmative Action Panel — Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the LBJ Teaching Theater. President Denise Trauth will be giving the opening remarks. Black Love Gala — Feb. 14 in the LBJSC Ballroom at 7 p.m. Black Leaders Film — Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in LBJSC Teaching Theatre.

Linda L. Smith/Star photo Black Love Forum — Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the LBJSC Teaching Theatre.

on social justice and equality at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater. Carter is a political activist for the African American, gay and lesbian communities. “She’s going to talk about what it was like to be a leader during the 1960s, which was an era of protest,” Wilson said. The diversity team is scheduling Carter for a brown-bag luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-14.1. She is scheduled to speak about 2003 milestones regarding equality. On Feb. 12 there will be an Affirmative Action Panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. in the LBJ Teaching Theater. President Denise Trauth will be giving the opening remarks. “We’ve asked her to lay out the university’s plan and how that pertains to Affirmative Action,” said Christopher Jones, Black Student Alliance president and g See HISTORY, page 3

Today’s Weather

High: 60 Lo w : 46

AM Clouds/PM Rain

Wind: From E at 12 mph Precipitation: 0% Max. Humidity: 47% UV Index: 5 Moderate

Wednesday’s Forecast Rainy/Cloudy 78/59

Deborah Hite steadies her horse Monday in The Square. Her horse is registered with the American Indian Horse Registry.

Horses and riders make way through San Marcos

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By Chris Boehm News Reporter embers of the Greater Randolph Area Trail Riders arrived shortly after noon Monday at The Square and were welcomed by San Marcos residents. The event is part of the sixthannual weeklong journey to the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. People came from far and wide to witness the event. “It was my granddaughter’s birthday on Saturday and we were driving back from Austin,” said Rosemary

Tetzlaff of Eden Prairie, Minn. “My husband John just had to see what was up.” The riders stayed overnight in the Civic Center before heading toward New Braunfels at 2:30 p.m. today. The team plans to arrive in San Antonio Friday and join the other trail riders from all over Texas completing a trip that began Friday at Camp Ben McCullough in Driftwood. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office, which has escorted the group since its arrival at Freeman Ranch Sunday, assisted with Monday’s festivities. “It’s a fun event that brings a lot

of community excitement,” said Media Information Officer Allen Bridges. “Many can remember back when horses used to live around the courthouse.” Bridges, a supervisor with the sheriff’s office, was among those helping the event run smoothly. “We’re helping direct traffic as well as providing escorts,” Bridges said. “We’ll be with the riders until they reach the end of the county line.” Excitement and anticipation built up as the riders came into view on g See RIDE, page 3

Reality TV hopefuls get punked at local event By Amelia Jackson News Reporter It could have been a fashion show, but according to MTV’s Web site it was a scam. Hair gel, stilettos and the color black were everywhere. Fishnets, short skirts and muscle Ts were flaunted in abundance. Just about every member of the crowd looked as if they were headed to a photo shoot. Some came from as far as College Station, but most were from Texas State Andy Ellis/Star photo or the University of Texas. What was billed as casting calls for 40 Recent Texas State graduate Chris Griffen gives his upcoming reality TV shows took place reasons for being a desirable candidate for reality teleSaturday night at the Texas Events Center vision. The event cast hundreds and the interviews alongside filming for Reality Bar Crawl, will be sold to a Los Angeles casting company.

a soon-to-be-released DVD. “We’re taking ex-cast members from Real World and Road Rules around the country for a tour and stopping in any town,” said Daniel Behrman, the film’s director. “We’re doing all kinds of fun stuff for four months.” Behrman clarified that his company was separate from the one casting for reality shows. He said footage would later be sent to Los Angeles to be reviewed by casting directors. The footage filmed on this tour will not be released for at least six months, but the first edition of Reality Bar Crawl will be released as a DVD at the end of February with footage from the previous g See EVENTS, page 3


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Calendar of

EVENTS Tuesday

Catholic Student Center provides a free lunch from 11 a.m.1 p.m. at the center. Christians at Texas State meets at noon in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-10.1. National Broadcasting Society meets at 5 p.m. in Old Main, Room 320. Graduate Business Student Association meets at 5:45 p.m. in Derrick Hall, Room 111.

er is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in The Quad.

Crosstalk meets at 8 p.m. in the Alkek Teaching Theater.

Christians at Texas State meets at noon in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1.

Bible Study meets at 8 p.m. at the CSC.

Sexual Assault & Abuse Services meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information, call 245-2208. Dealing with Dysfunctional Families meets at 5:15 p.m. at the counseling center.

First Generation Students Organization Valentine fundraiser is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in The Quad. Public Relations Student Society of America meets at 5 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-10.1.

Student Volunteer Connection meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1.

The Rock meets at 7:30 p.m. at the CSC chapel.

American Marketing Association meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3.1-4. Bobcat Supper, an informal worship service with a free meal, is at 5:30 p.m. at the Campus Christian Community Center.

Alpha kappa psi co-ed business fraternity rush meeting is at 8 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-14.1. Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship meets for worship at 8 p.m. in Old Main, Room 320.

AdClub meets at 7 p.m. in Old Main, Room 320. There will be free pizza and drinks.

Motivational Speaker Dr. Lee James presents “Black Men United” as part of Black History Month at 7 p.m. in the Evans Liberal Arts Building Auditorium.

First Generation Students Organization Valentine fundrais-

College Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-13.1.

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Thursday

Christians on Campus meets at 9:30 p.m. at the McCarty Student Center.

Calendar Submission Policy Calendar submisions are free. Send submissions to Calendar of Events Manager Paul Lopez at TexasStateCalendar@yahoo.com or call 245-3487 for more information. Notices for weekly meetings need to be submitted once. The University Star reserves the right to refuse entries or edit for libel, style and space purposes. Deadline: Three working days prior to publication.

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Albert B. Alkek Library Monday -Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. Thursday 7:30 a.m. - midnight Friday 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Student Recreation Center Monday - Thursday 6 a.m. - midnight Friday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday noon - midnight

Golf Course Open daily 7 a.m. - dusk

News Briefs

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Methamphetamine Columbia disaster Dean goes down in New hampshire fear cuts cold-pill remembered on access first anniversary primary There is no question, last Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary was a huge disappointment for Howard Dean fans. Many of us awoke that morning convinced that short of an outright upset, the former governor would place only a respectable few points behind the winner. We were painfully wrong. Dean's double-digit loss in the Granite State to Sen. John Kerry, following his even poorer showing in Iowa, constituted a staggering one-two blow to the Dean movement. While his second-place showing was strong, many pundits now question whether Dean can regain his previous momentum and revive his once-formidable standing in the polls. With Kerry as the new front-runner in the primary race, Democrats are now faced with the very real prospect of a nominee who amounts to a watered-down version of what President Bush’s challenger should be. Kerry is a decent-enough guy — a war hero with a respectable record in the Senate, but his motives for seeking the presidency seem less noble than they are egobased. Kerry, much like Bob Dole in 1996, seems to view a bid for the presidency more as a reward for a long and distinguished political career than as a call to public service.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Responding to the growing use of over-the-counter medications to make illegal drugs, an increasing number of stores are restricting access to commonly used cold, sinus and allergy remedies that contain ingredients of powerfully addictive methamphetamine. Walgreens, Dominick's, Jewel-Osco, Wal-Mart and CVS Pharmacy are among large chains that have clamped down on cold-product sales. All now limit the quantity that a shopper can buy in one transaction, and some have allowed individual stores to move the remedies off open shelves and put them behind service counters. The moves are aimed at cracking down on thefts of such well-known products as Sudafed, Actifed, Dimetapp Extentabs and other non-prescription decongestants, as well as at helping law enforcement in the fight against the burgeoning meth trade. The key ingredient that the illegal meth manufacturing labs have been extracting from overthe-counter drugs is pseudoephedrine, a stimulant. Meth can be produced cheaply, and it produces a euphoric high that can last for days — much longer than the high associated with cocaine, authorities said. “Methamphetamine is the fastest-growing drug problem in the country,” said Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan, who plans to seek legislation that would limit the sale of products with pseudoephedrine. In 1997, state police raided 24 meth labs in Illinois. Five years later, the number hit 677.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — If the seven astronauts who perished aboard the space shuttle Columbia had witnessed the one-year anniversary of their deaths, Louise Kleba believes they would have shed no tears. Instead, they would have felt honored by the crowd of about 100 that gathered at the Space Mirror Memorial on an ugly and cold Sunday morning and eager to see Americans return to space. “They left us so much to learn,” said Kleba, whose job at NASA allowed her to build friendships with the Columbia crew. “The disaster wasn't actually an end; it was a beginning.” Except for a brief moment of silence, in which Kleba dabbed away tears building in her eyes, Sunday's program at the Kennedy Space Center mostly focused on that beginning. Center director Jim Kennedy praised the agency's rebuilding efforts since Columbia's disintegration and heralded its new mission to return astronauts to the moon by 2020 and eventually send humans to Mars. “Their loss will not be in vain,” he said. “We will come back bigger, better and stronger than ever before, and I can assure you that the crew and their beloved families will never, ever be forgotten.” Briefs are from wire reports.

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Blackwell from Chartwells Food Service about renewing Chartwells’ contract. The contract is not set to expire until 2008. However, the company is pledging $2.4 million to renovate dining halls on campus if the university will extend the contract to 2013. “I encourage students to come to the meeting Monday if they want to have any input on food service on campus,” Dominguez said. “It’s a very

important meeting because this is discussing the future of food service on campus for potentially the next nine years.” Six new senators were sworn in at Monday’s meeting along with two transfer advisers. The inductees included the following: Alexander Parker, accounting junior; Yvette Morris, communication studies junior; Mike Davis, mass communication senior; Adam Dartez, public administration senior; Shelley Nottingham, interior design junior; and

Joseph Gause, public administration junior. The advisers are Christina Damm, undecided sophomore, and Christina Kennedy, pre-mass communication sophomore. Advisers attend ASG meetings and serve on committees, but do not vote on issues. Students with questions, concerns or suggestions about meal service on campus should plan to attend next week’s ASG meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-14.1

Career Services’ session helps students set goals for the future By Julie Suenram News Reporter Career Services presented a counseling session Monday titled “Not sure about a career goal? Don’t Worry!” to help give guidance to students not sure about a career or major. Career Services adviser Greg Hill and counseling associate Greta Fenley presented University Seminar students with different routes and resources available to Texas State students looking for degree and career options. “We have a Career Services library that has information on just about every career there is out there,” Hill said. “One of the main sources of information is to talk to people who are out there doing that kind of work because they are going to have information that you just can’t get anywhere else.” The library is located within the Career Services office in

the LBJ Student Center. It contains books that range from information about careers and degrees to internships and summer job opportunities. Career Services also offers students a computer lab located within the library. “I liked the presentation,” said Stephanie Rose, psychology freshman. “It showed me more of the things I didn’t know about. I thought there was just the Internet. I didn’t know that there were books and binders and people to help.” The presentation was geared mainly toward University Seminar classes because it is part of their curriculum. However, the library is open to all students from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Hill provided students with an exercise to help them narrow down their interests and

abilities. Similar tests are available in the Career Services office. “What I believe, truly, is it isn’t that they don’t know what they want to do, it’s that they’re not sure what is out there,” Hill said. “Most people have a pretty good idea in their heart what’s important to them about career, personal life and life in general. It’s just a lot easier if you can get all these things running and help them with the narrowing down process.” The presentation is one of a series that are geared toward helping students discover a career path. Career Services will sponsor “How Marketable Are You?” on Feb. 11. “It’s going to help me narrow down what I want to do,” Rose said. “I think I want to do psychology, but then I’m not sure. Hopefully, this will help me either reassure myself or find my true path.”


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RIDE: Annual event hits San Marcos Tuesday, February 3, 2004

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San Antonio Street and slowly made their way to The Square. Upon arrival, they mingled with the citizens, providing information on their respective horses as well as on the trip. The riders made up a diverse group of men and women, young and old. “I have a great time seeing everyone around and meeting new people,” said rider Travis Koch, 13, of Marion. Koch has been riding horses for six years and is taking part in

the event along with his mother and father. His horse is named Gambler. “He’s 19 years old, but I’ve had him for three,” Koch said. Everyone seemed to have made the journey thus far in one piece, but rider Bruce Assmusen’s horse wasn’t so lucky. “My horse gave out yesterday. He’ll be fine, though. I just won’t be able to ride him for about a month,” Assumsen said. He went on further to explain that the horse, named Red Durcell, had a saddle sore.

“I’ll probably go home (to Pipe Creek) tonight to get another horse,” he said. The people of San Marcos were welcomed to enjoy the riders’ company and have peach cobbler with them. “It was a lot of fun,” said Charlotte Evans, who came to the event for the first time with her 3-year-old grandson Jackson. Evans said she planned on participating in the ride next year. “I grew up in Hill Country and we really enjoyed ourselves today.”

Capt. Ryan Patnode, who is in charge of recruiting in the San Marcos area. The crowd was diverse with most attendees claiming they came to support their friends but admitting they would love to be on The Real World or Road Rules. “If this doesn’t work out for me, I’m joining the Army,” said Cyndi Alley, Austin Community College student who was hoping to win a spot on The Real World. When the MTV cast members arrived, they were treated like celebrities. Girls screamed for Brad to take his shirt off. Guys rushed the stage to give a beer to Abram. “There are no limits tonight, guys,” the cast screamed into the crowd. “Now, who has a beer for me?” Kaysie Arnold, psychology junior, and Mackenzie Harper, business freshman, heard a radio announcement about the event and decided to come.

played yet and it hopes for more large-scale events in the future. Not all the band members came just for publicity. Robert Cherry, Serenity guitarist and agricultural business sophomore, was hoping to possibly win a spot on TV. “I want to be the drunk one on The Real World,” Cherry said. The bands and businesses were not the only ones trying to get their names out. Delta Tau Delta fraternity brought two kegs to the event and partied with its UT brothers. “We came because it’s a big party and we want to get our name out,” said Ryan Byerly, art junior. Toward the end of the evening, the cast members were all called backstage to give away some Spring Break trips to Cancun. The Reality Bar Crawl camera crew panned the crowd and encouraged women to climb on the shoulders of men and told everyone to scream loud in order to make it on the DVD. “Do you want to be on the DVD we’re shooting tonight?” the announcer asked the crowd. “Yeah!” came the response from the audience. The announcer committed a faux pas when he asked the crowd to scream: “Reality Bar Crawl Austin!” The mostly Bobcat audience reacted with boos until he retracted his statement. “Sorry guys,” he lamented. “Let’s hear Reality Bar Crawl San Marcos!” The crowd roared with excitement as they screamed with fervor “Reality Bar Crawl San Marcos” repeatedly. Although some vendors had less business than they anticipated, they still billed the night as a success. “I expected more, but it was great for what it was,” said Cody Nichols, owner of Nichols Tire and Automotive who was helping out at the Eskimo Hut booth. “We’re blessed for the business we got.”

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EVENTS: Reality TV ‘casting’ draws much student interest

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bar tour. However, according to information posted on The Real World and Road Rules’ casting Web page, Reality Bar Crawl and the casters on hand Saturday night are in no way affiliated with the shows’ producers. The disclaimer reads as follows: “There recently have been people claiming to hold castings for our shows that are not. We NEVER charge people to audition for our shows and we NEVER do casting at nighttime club parties. Any organization that you see doing these things under the guise of doing casting for The Real World or Road Rules are not affiliated with Bunim/Murray Productions or the shows in any way ...” “We are the only people that cast for The Real World and Road Rules. If we’re not involved, it’s not a casting call for those shows. We have been made aware of a tour that is traveling the country called Reality Bar Crawl. They advertise that cast members will be there and that they will be holding a casting call for the shows. Please DO NOT be scammed by this ...” “We are ONLY casting at the above-mentioned casting calls. If you want to pay $15 to see old cast-members, feel free, but the ‘audition’ tapes will never reach us and by attending these things, you will not have a chance to be on either of our shows!” However, many attendees were not aware of the non-affiliation. “I’m an entertainer and I love people,” said Dimitris Davis of Dallas. “I came because I want to get noticed.” Although the cast members did not arrive until nearly 10 p.m., men and women dressed to impress were already milling about at 7 p.m. Everyone was checking out the competition and drinking to calm their nerves while waiting for the camera crews to show up. Representatives from the Army, Sprint PCS, The Zone apartment complex, Eskimo Hut, Rockstar Productions, Gil’s Broiler and Mr. Gatti’s set up booths to entice attendees. Radio station 104.3 FM broadcast live from the Events Center. McQueeney Bikini Company owner Renee Schulz brought her daughter and several models to show off her custom creations, despite chilly weather. The Zone had free beer for patrons 21 and older, and many people brought coolers, kegs and liquor to the BYOB event. The Army had seven collegeaged recruiters scouring the crowd looking for potential candidates. “It’s all about awareness and letting people in the community know we’re out here,” said

The crowd was diverse with most attendees claiming they came to support their friends but admitting they would love to be on The Real World or Road Rules. “We’re looking to have a good time, but if it’s not fun, we’re leaving,” Arnold said early in the evening. By the end of the night, the girls were in the throngs of the crowd screaming for the cast members with Harper up on someone’s shoulders. Some attendees said they were slightly disappointed with the way the event turned out. One was Texas State alumnus Sal Briones. “I came for a casting call, but it seems more like a party,” Briones said. “I’m here because I am trying to get into acting.” However, not everyone was disappointed. Jessica Reasbeck, finance junior, came with an unnamed friend hoping to win a door prize. “We both won,” Reasbeck said. “ I seriously prayed to God for us to win.” Reasbeck won a Polaroid camera and her friend won a trip for two on Amtrak. The two plan to take lots of pictures with the camera on their trip. “I came to have fun and get on TV,” Reasbeck said. “I’ll do whatever it takes; not whatever, but close.” Serenity, a local band that has been together eight weeks, was on hand to perform and help publicize the group. “We’re with Coast 2 Coast Productions, an up-and-coming production company,” said band member Josh Sol, health and fitness management senior. “We’re just trying to get our name out.” Serenity has played San Marcos venues such as Nephews, The Green Parrot and Gil’s Broiler. Saturday’s event was the biggest the band had

Andrew Nenque/Star photo Erica Criswell, Interior Design junior, scales a floor plan for her architectural drafting class Wedesday afternoon. All Interior Design makors are required to take both computer and board design in architecturael drafting.

Ex-private school employee arrested for improper relationship City of San Marcos Press Release

San Marcos police arrested a former employee of the San Marcos Baptist Academy Friday afternoon and charged him with an “improper relationship between an educator and a student,” a second-degree felony, punishable by a sentence of two to 20 years in prison and a fine of as much as $10,000. The police arrested Santiago “Jimmy” Morales, 25, after a complaint was made Jan. 26 by

a 17-year-old student of the private, secondary academy. Detective Scott Johnson investigated the complaint. The offense allegedly occurred at Morales’ residence in the 1300 block of Wonder World Drive. Morales was employed at the Baptist Academy from August 2002 to Jan. 26, 2004, as a student activities/recreation assistant and also served as a dormitory residential assistant, police said. The statute Morales was arrested for was passed in the

78th Legislative regular session and became law on Sept. 1, 2003. The statute, Texas Penal Code Section 21.12, reads: “An employee of a public or private primary or secondary school commits an offense if the employee engages in sexual contact, sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school at which the employee works.”

Kill and Bowling for Columbine. Another event dedicated to love and relationships is the Black Love Forum on Feb. 26. Single people and couples will be there to talk about love, relationships and the problems that arise through being in love. Black Men United, founded in 1997, participates in one community service event each month and holds several events each semester. “It started just to have a forum for black men to come with things that are affecting your life,” Calvin said. “Now we’re just about men coming together, not just black men.” Woodson chose February for his “Negro History Week” because it marked the birthdays of two men who were influential to the African American culture — Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. February also includes the birthday of W.E.B. DuBois; the

day the 15th Amendment passed, granting blacks the right to vote; the day the first black senator, Hiram Revels, took his oath of office; the day the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded; and the day Malcolm X was shot. “I think this is a way for all people to come out and experience the events of Black History Month,” Wilson said. “There’s something for everyone and it’s a way to celebrate the accomplishments of black people in the United States.” The coming events are not only a way to celebrate the past accomplishments but also a way to improve yourself for the future, Calvin said. “It should at least open up your eyes, whether you’re black, white, purple, green, so you can be the best person you can be,” Calvin said.

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public administration junior. “The purpose is to educate through dialogue.” Some panelists will be proAffirmative Action and others will be against it, Jones said. The panel will be hosted by Jeff Gordon, philosophy professor, and speakers will include James Studer, Student Affairs vice president, and Barbara Lyman, graduate college dean, among others. On Valentine’s Day, Alpha Phi Alpha will host its annual Black Love Gala in the LBJSC Ballroom. It begins at 7 p.m. and costs $5. Skits will be performed by the Eboni Players and Harambee will perform. The office of Multicultural Student Affairs will show a film about Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X Feb. 25. Black Men United will also show a film with a discussion following. The film has not been decided upon but possibilities include A Time to


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eorgia state schools Superintendent Kathy Cox has proposed that the term “evolution” be stricken from curriculum statewide to be replaced by the less-controversial euphemism “biological changes over time.” Cox said she has pushed for the change because “evolution” has become a buzzword in the American scene that could possibly distract students from the actual information taught about evolution. “By putting the word there, we thought

people would jump to conclusions and think, ‘OK, we’re going to be teaching the monkeys-tohuman sort of thing,” she said in a press conference Thursday. The issue at hand isn’t whether evolution should be taught in schools or not, but rather what way students will be taught. Should students be taught euphemisms instead of real terms accepted and recognized by the American public? Whether you believe in the theory of evolution or not, it is obviously an impor-

New name, new attitude ... Not at this rate below-.500 season. Rugh Cline wrote a great I spoke with three footarticle last week about our ball players about their reacschool’s new name and suptions to these events — midposed new image. I never dle backer David noticed how second rate our Kimberley Hardin Simmons, offensive lineman accommodations Star Columnist Thomas really were until Keresztury and Cline pointed out punter Corey Eloff — and the short hours of our only all said they were surprised library and recreation center by Matsakis’ firing and were compared to other Texas universities. Cline was right. unaware of the violations, including the extra practice It’s going to take more than time. Keresztury predicted a pretty, new name to cover that although the football up our school’s inadequateam saw a growing support cies. But what’s it going to from the school this season, take to recover from the latthis incident could lower est fiasco? support next year. In other Football coach Manny words, you might not have Matsakis was fired any problems finding a seat Wednesday after an internal at a game next season. investigation revealed 12 What is really unfortunate NCAA violations within the is this humiliation, in addifootball program, ranging tion to all the other shortfrom improper phone calls comings Cline mentioned, made to potential players to illegally-long practice hours. stands in the way of our school’s other accomplishThis comes only 13 months ments. We may be the botafter Matsakis was hired. Aside from my shock that tom-of-the-barrel in football, but our men’s basketball Matsakis was actually able team is 6-1 in our conferto squeeze in 12 violations ence and 11-7 overall. in only 10 months (the first Dagoberto Gilb, English violation was dated March associate professor, has just 28, 2003), my first reaction been nominated for a was to lament the direction National Book Critics Circle of the university I chose to transfer to after a rocky start award for criticism. Starting in the fall, we will become to my college career. only one of four Texas uniI guess it’s not enough versities participating in the that our Bobcats only manTerry Foundation scholaraged a 4-8 record the last ship program, an honor that two seasons and a 4-7 in was moved up a full year 2001. Now we have the because representatives were words “internal investigaso impressed with our tion” and “numerous violaschool. tions” hanging over our But does any of that make heads. Let’s face it, folks: frontpage headlines in the When it comes to college football, we’re like a threeSan Antonio Express-News, legged mutt hobbling along or even an appearance? Of at a greyhound race. course not, but once scandal This couldn’t have come is uncovered, it’s in bold letat a worse time. National ters on top of the front page. Signing Day is this week, so Imagine that. More proof nationwide high school that a change of name won’t superstar football players change attitudes. will be signing letters of My hope is that with the intent. How many of them door closing on Matsakis, do you think will sign a doc- another door will open on a ument with “Texas State more talented, more NCAAUniversity-San Marcos” abiding coach who can whip written at the top? this team into shape. As big Considering those pesky as football is in Texas, a betdozen violations and the fact ter team could lead to bigger that our team is not only and better changes for the sub-par but coach-less, don’t whole school. count on a lot of new talent Hardin is a mass communication coming our way. Do count junior. on another disappointing,

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tant issue in American schools, politics and science; so why should children be sheltered from the subject and not even be given a choice on their stance on evolution? Cox’s efforts have caught immediate controversy from teachers, politicians and scientists throughout the United States including former President Jimmy Carter. “As a Christian, a trained engineer and scientist, and a professor at Emory University, I am embar-

rassed by Superintendent Kathy Cox’s attempt to censor and distort the education of Georgia’s students,” Carter said in a statement. Carter said it best — the changing of this phrase will distort Georgia’s students and create a substandard learning environment that will force children to second-guess the rest of their lessons when they learn that their school system pushed to have a euphemism replace a generally accepted term.

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Super Bowl distracts from major problems abroad

ell, another Super damn barbarians have it coming Bowl has come and anyways. Did you hear that at gone. Personally I The Circus Maximus tonight the couldn’t care less. Everyone Spanish charioteer Gaius knows the New York Yankees Apuleis is coming back to race win almost every again and defend his year, and why title from last year? Rugh Cline should this year be Now that is truly an Star Columnist any different? Many important event that of my friends find it warrants my time, amazing that I chose to stay thought and concern.” home and read DeTocqueville It is unquestionable that in instead of wasting my time with order to create an apathetic, something as insignificant as a complacent society the Romans foozball game. provided their citizenry with a I am reminded of a lesson my whole array of different types of Latin teacher gave back in high entertainment. While these school. She was talking about the inconsequential things mastercomplacency and apathy of the fully distracted the citizens, the typical Roman citizen. She posed Roman military was out in the many thought-provoking quesfarthest corners of the known tions. When the Roman Empire world conquering an empire. was engaging in the First Dacian And why would that typical War, why were Roman citizens Roman citizen care about the so apathetic to the situation? A plight of the people of far-off typical Roman citizen might say, lands he couldn’t locate on a “Why do I care if Rome is wagmap if he tried? He had ing an imperial war against Gladiators to entertain him. He Dacia? They probably have it had chariot races on which to coming anyway. Did you hear gamble. He even had the Roman about the Gladiator fight at the Empire version of sitcoms and Coliseum tonight? Colossus is soap operas available to him in supposed to be fighting Brutus.” the amphitheatres. Now that is truly an important Well, history has a habit of event that warrants my time, repeating itself. You can see that thought and concern. in the modern-day United States. A decade later, that same A National Geographic study Roman citizen might have been has found that less than 1 in 7 asked about his opinion on the U.S. adults is capable of finding Roman conquest of Persia. To Iraq on a map. And why should which he may have replied: they care that close to 10,000 “Persia? Where is Persia? And innocent civilians have died in why do I care if our military is their nation’s conquest for brutalizing their people? Those wealth and empire? Who cares?

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Those barbarians probably had it coming anyway. Americans have more important things to worry about. This might as well be a page out of a Roman history book. Don’t worry about the empire your nation is conquering. The Super Bowl is truly what warrants your time, thought and concern. It reminds me of the time my friend and I were watching Fidel Castro speak on television. His roommate came in and demanded we change the station to a foozball game. He asked, “Who is this guy you are watching anyway?” We told him Fidel Castro. “Fidel Castro? Who is Fidel Castro?” he asked. For those of you living at a tailgate party for the last 50 years, Fidel Castro is the leader of Cuba. I quickly presented several questions to my friend’s roommate. Who won the Super Bowl in 1998? Who was their quarterback? Who is the quarterback for that team now? I had to take his word for it, but supposedly he knew the answer to two dozen different sports trivia questions I asked him. At the same time he had never heard of Fidel Castro. The same equation used by the Romans to pacify their citizenry is still working masterfully today in the United States. Probably well more than 100 million people chose to watch the Super Bowl this weekend. I wonder if our next election will see that kind of turnout in this blessed democracy in which we

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live. Of course it won’t. People have more important things that warrant their time, thought and concern. It is truly a statement about how pathetic most Americans’ involvement in society is when people watch the Super Bowl 10:1 more than they vote. I know many of you are dying to get to the back page and check out the sports section. I just want to be the first to say I could care less about sports. The only way I would celebrate the Super Bowl is if they canceled it. While our government is slaughtering thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians in a quest for wealth and empire, there are simply more important things to worry about than foozball, gladiators, chariot races or whatever the instrument of ignorance may be. And just for the record I do realize that the New York Yankees is a baseball team. I just have to point that out to the simpleton who has been reading this entire column fuming, ready to e-mail me, or write a letter to the editor screaming about my blasphemous statement calling the Yankees a football team. Quite frankly it is all foozball to me — junk food for the brain, if you will. I couldn’t care less. There are more important things that warrant my time, thought and concern. Cline is a political science senior. The University Star is the student newspaper of Texas State University-San Marcos published Tuesday through Thursday during the Fall and Spring semesters. It is distributed on campus and throughout San Marcos at 8 a.m. with a daily circulation of 8,000. Printing and distribution is by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung. Copyright February 3, 2004. All copy, photographs and graphics appearing in The University Star are the exclusive property of The University Star and may not be reproduced without the expressed written consent of the editor in chief.


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“Probably Lord of the Rings. I’ve seen two of them and I enjoyed both very much.” — Mark Mote English junior

Local store offers products from around the world BY TERRY MARTINEZ SENIOR REPORTER Walking into Moonshine Imports is like traveling to at least five different countries in the time it takes to enter the next room. Owner Christy Parker’s intention is just that. “We cater to the creative,” Parker said. “Everything (in the store) is from an artist’s perspective.” And an artist’s perspective is just what you get when you enter her eclectic, quirky imports store. In addition to the sweet, pungent scent of Nag Champa incense and the relaxing music playing on the stereo, every brightly colored room has at least one country’s goods on display. Parker paid her dues before starting Moonshine. “Working for a successful dot-com company, (I) traveled a lot,” she said. “I began to appreciate art of other cultures and began collecting. I paid my dues in the corporate hell and knew it was something I wasn’t satisfied with.” Parker decided to save her money and opened a store that could showcase her and her friends’ goods — resulting in Moonshine Imports. On entering Moonshine, eyes wander the rooms with wooden floors creaking. Parker, dressed in overalls with a feather duster tucked into the back pocket, greets customers and lets them explore the intricacies of the store. The blue room, located

toward the left of the entrance, holds baby clothes in pastel colors, handmade greeting cards decorated with mermaids and embellished lightly with glitter, and a tree of old branches held in a silver bucket, decorated with fairy lights and clear, but opalescent Christmas decorations. Walking through the house, one passes some Indian goods such as saris and jewelry, until entering the Mexican room, which holds goods from the Huicholte tribe in Mexico. Parker explained how Moonshine Imports is a big supporter of fair trade. She travels through Mexico to look for goods and buys them straight from the craftsmen. “These are handcrafted bead and yarn work from Mexico,” Parker said as she motioned to a table filled with bowls decorated with thousands of tiny beads in intricate designs. “They are (from) the oldest tribe in Mexico — the only tribe that refused the influence of the country.” Parker showed a picture of the tribesmen dressed in their traditional garb and explained their love for Pepsi. “They love Pepsi because the carbonation makes them burp. They believe burping rids the body of bad spirits,” Parker said. Parker then explained that the tribe uses the bowls for their peyote rituals and design the yarn “paintings” after what they see during the rituals. Toward the back of the room are wooden crosses with Milagros nailed to the surface

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of them. A Milagro is a tiny metal piece molded into a shape such as the Sacred Heart, an arm or a leg. It is tradition for Mexicans to take Milagros with them as tiny reminders of prayer during hard times. In a Far East-themed room, Parker displays beautiful tablets of homemade paper and metal works made by Tibetan refugees. A twin-sized bed sits near a wall, covered with saris and pillows. Parker explained that some of the small pouches were made of vintage saris. It was in this room that Jessie, the resident Shitzhu, made its appearance. Jessie jumped around as Parker

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scooped her up. In the ocean-themed room, Parker explained the reason for the lack of décor on the walls. “We kept the walls clean to showcase local works,” Parker said. “Around 4 o’clock, this place is very full of rainbows,” she said. One of the only decorations in the blue room, a large painting by local artist Monica

was beautifully Melgar, enhanced by the empty walls. Finally, in the Asianinspired room, kimonos were on display, as well as flowered origami paper and children’s chopsticks. Parker describes her plans to incorporate more local craftsmen and artists in the San Marcos area. “There is no dedicated

show space — aside from the university — for local artists. It’s up to local business people to showcase,” Parker said. Parker made sure to mention that she allows local artists to set up displays outside of the store on Saturdays. Moonshine Imports is located at 217 W. Hopkins St. and is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


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Happy Groundhog’s day.

Does anyone ever really celebrate groundhogs day?

Hey baby, what do you say we start Spring REALLY Late this year?

By Nick Tracy...

The 4th Dimension

Slang for the week frenemy (noun): A friend that’s also an enemy, although they tend to fall more into the latter category. Example: Giana and I are frenemies, that’s why I tell everyone what she tells me in confidence. Joe and I were frenemies, but then that whole Internet sex tape happened, so now we’re just enemies.

Cult Classics “Freedom!”

By Jeff Greer

Film

Title: Brewster McCloud Director: Robert Altman Yr. Released: 1970 Starring: Bud Cort, Sally Kellerman This Altman classic came out in the same year M.A.S.H. was released and starred many of the same actors. It is a really weird but well-made movie. Cort, who starred in Harold and Maude just one year later, gives a bizarre but refreshing performance. It is very difficult to describe what the movie is about and even more difficult to figure out how it makes you feel. There are definitely some philosophical issues posed in the movie, specifically transcendentalism and self-actualization. Sex is also a large component to the puzzle, but only as it relates to spiritual enlightenment and identity. This is not to say that the film is some uplifting fluff piece. It is a bohemian movie for stoners, lovers, perverts and pleasureseekers. For a lot of old hippies, this film represents the real end of the ’60s. I doubt you’ll be able to find this movie in San Marcos, but it is almost definitely available at Vulcan or the other cult video superstores in the Austin area. If you like Harold and Maude, you need to see this.

Most Memorable Scene: When Brewster launches his flying machine from the top of the Houston Astrodome and dies, only to start the end credits.

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Album

Title: Station to Station Artist: David Bowie Yr. Released: 1976 Label: Ryko David Bowie has a reputation for being weird, and I never understood why before hearing this album. I’d heard a few greatest hits collections of his and always enjoyed them, but I was left thinking that this image people had of him was completely overblown. When I was given this album, it occurred to me how he came to have this reputation — it was David Bowie who invented the fusion of pop and avant-garde that’s seen in art rock even today. He introduced the world to this six-track album with the single “Golden Years.” At an even four minutes long, it’s the shortest track on the release and is well-known to this day. On the other end of the length continuum is the title track; at more than 10 minutes long, the epic “Station to Station” is also probably the most distinctive song on this release. It begins with an electronic whoosh that moves from speaker to speaker, then gives way to a slow, methodical buildup of bass, piano, percussion, various electronics and grinding solo guitar. When Bowie’s vocals come in after the three-minute mark, he too starts slow, then builds into a bizarre, infectious Broadwayesque chorus. The rest of the album runs a tremendous emotional gamut. “Word on a Wing” is a song of futility and despair, beautifully rendered in Bowie’s crooner tones. Not only did he invent some of the standard approaches of modern music, but few have done it better since. Superlative songs: “Station to Station,” “Word on a Wing,” “Stay”


Super Bowl ‘fall out’ raises FCC questions

Tuesday. February 3, 2004

BY JEFF GREER ASSISTANT ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

The Federal Communications Commission is at war with obscenity. Sunday night while FCC Chairman Michael Powell watched the CBS Super Bowl halftime show with his family, Justin Timberlake ripped off part of Janet Jackson’s leather top, revealing her breast and a partially exposed nipple to the world. “I am outraged at what I saw during the halftime show of the Super Bowl,” Powell said in a statement Monday. “I have instructed the commission to open an immediate investigation into last night’s broadcast. Our investigation will be thorough and swift.” The FCC issued its second fine ever for an obscenity violation of a television station Jan. 24 of this year. Young Broadcasting of San Francisco was fined $27,500, the maximum amount for a single violation, for showing part of a male’s genitalia on a news program. The station did a story on a stage show titled Puppetry of the Penis that featured men making funny shapes with their “junk.” The genitals were shown for less than a second, but even with repeated apologies during that same newscast, the damage had been done in the eyes of the FCC. On the same day the FCC levied the largest single fine for an obscenity violation in history, Clear Channel Communications, the giant media conglomerate, was fined $755,000 for a show that was aired on four of its radio stations in Florida. The syndicated show, titled Bubba the Love Sponge, was the source of the infractions that involved cartoon characters discussing sexual concepts and illicit drug use and a man engaging in either simulated or actual masturbation on the air. Between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., the FCC strictly forbids illicit content; the program was aired 26 times during these hours. Clear Channel has 30 days to appeal the decision. Though the maximum penalty is $27,500, the fine was issued all 26 times, leading some experts to speculate whether CBS could be fined once for every station that aired Jackson’s breast on Sunday. Powell, who happens to be the son of Colin Powell, wants to increase the maximum penalty to $275,000 and, with the outrage about the Super Bowl flashing, he might have gained support for the change. Television has been the subject of other obscenity controversies in 2003. U2 singer Bono said the F-word at last year’s Golden Globe Awards, but the FCC ruled it did not meet all the criteria of a rule violation because he used it as a superlative and not in a sexual way. The ruling upset some members of Congress prompting Sen. Doug Ose, RCalif., and Sen.Lamar Smith, R-Texas, to draft a House resolution which specifically sets out words not to be said on television. The words sh*t, p*ss, f**k, c*nt, co*ksucker, motherf**ker and a** hole are specifically set out in the resolution. John Schmitt, a Texas State mass communication assistant professor who teaches media law, said the legislation has a slim chance of passing in the Senate. “It’s just a knee jerk reaction,” Schmitt said. “They are called reactionaries for

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that very reason.” An episode of televisions’ I Love Lucy titled “Lucy is Enceinte” gives an example of how much standards have changed since the early days. “Enciente” is French for pregnant but at the time “pregnant” was not a word you could utter on television. Movies on television are another example of station’s attempts to keep content critics at bay. Have you ever been watching an edited-for-content movie on television and the film has been butchered beyond all recognition? Take the version of Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke that has aired on Viacom’s Comedy Central. Instead of smuggling a van made entirely of concentrated marijuana, Cheech and Chong are smuggling diamonds across the border. Scenes are deleted, curse words and nudity are edited out and the voices are dubbed in to change the entire plot and, for all practical purposes, the whole movie. In Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles the scene where they are sitting around the campfire eating beans becomes confusing when the fart sounds are deleted and the men just look around at each other smiling for no reason. In other television versions this scene is cut out all together. For farts! ABC gets the film modification award for its version of Diamonds Are Forever. In this version, a topless Lana Turner has bra straps digitally placed on her exposed back while her panties, which were originally see-through, become magically black. Her breasts were facing away, ensuring a PG rating, but ABC felt it necessary to take the extra precaution. Several companies such as Clean Films and Family Flix have taken this concept to the extreme by offering edited-for-content movies online. One company offers to edit personal copies of movies to make them more “children-friendly.” Many Christian Web sites advertise and offer links to these companies. This practice of editing movies without the consent of film production studios raises copyright issues. Ultimately when it comes to obscenity there seems to be no set standard for the media to follow. The University Star did not allow the expletives sighted earlier to be published in full because it has its own ethical standards and does answer to the university. KTSW, the Texas State radio station, follows the FCC rule, but General Manager Dan Schumacher said the standard it goes by are those set by the Texas State Board of Regents. Similar to The University Star, they station is affiliated with the school and must keep programming within standards set by the regents. “We’ve never had any problems with the FCC,” Schumacher said. “We have an extensive orientation with our (disc) jockeys and our system relies on a lot of trust. They know if they step over the line they won’t be around for long.” Though all these rules are in place, the Super Bowl incident shows that slip-ups will happen and children and adults with conservative values will occasionally be exposed to items of offensive nature. It seems the best way to censor this sort of material is to just turn it off.

Liz Phair

Despite what critics say, this goddess no sellout Armando Flores Music Columnist

“See me jump through hoops for you/You stand there watching me performing/What exactly do you do?/Have you ever thought it’s you that’s boring?/Who the hell are you?” After reading these lyrics from “Extraordinary,” I have two words for everyone who thinks Liz Phair has sold out: f**k you. It seems like I’ve been defending Liz since she released Whip-Smart in 1994, then again with whitechocolatespaceegg in 1998 and more so with her self-titled release in 2003. Critics and “fans” have their own opinions about each album and how they don’t live up to the “spectacular indie masterpiece” that is 1993’s Exile in Guyville. Liz has said again and again in interviews throughout the years that she never wanted to be the Parker Posey of the indie music world. And with good right — since she first came on the scene, she’s been criticized by indie purists who think a girl can’t be indie and that she’s just an over-priced hooker with a guitar slung to her back (and yes, this goes all the way back to the early 1990s). Then there’s the so-called “fans” who think artists can’t evolve their sound, thusly “selling out.” To quote Nell Carter, “Gimme a break.” Phair is one of those artists who likes to muddle around with their musical style, experimenting with different sounds and fusing genres (all very tactfully, by the way). And do you know which album this fusion shines through the most? You probably didn’t answer Liz Phair, which means you are a closed-minded idiot who can’t get past a catchy riff. Yeah, so Liz collaborated with Avril Lavigne’s producers on Liz Phair. So f**king what? It’s only on four songs. FOUR SONGS!!! And you know what else — they’re some of the best songs on the album. “Extraordinary” and “Rock Me” are classic Liz, both evoking the same brand of contempt and sexual frankness that can be found

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on “Chopsticks,” “Divorce Song,” “Jealousy” and “Headache.” But here’s another thing that people always forget when whining about how Liz is just trying to be like Avril and other blazing nonsense: The Matrix didn’t produce all of Liz Phair. Shock. Gasp. Faint, even. That’s right. Liz produced three songs, while R. Walt Vincent (of Pete Yorn fame) produced two, and musical genius Michael Penn produced five. As a whole, the album sounds more like an anthology, which makes sense because some of these songs were worked on and molded since 1999. The album has four different producers, which all lead to very different sounds, as any moron with an inclination for great music can tell. The album is chock-f**kingfull of the Liz that was oh-sopresent on Exile. Just listen to “H.W.C.,” which is her ode to male ejaculate, or the tale of why men are better left as sex objects that is “Friend of Mine.” For those who say she’s now selling sex, I just have to pose this question: When was Liz Phair not selling sex? Let’s take a little trip on the Liz Phair history-mobile. There’s most glaringly “F**k and Run” from Exile (although it’s a song about wanting a good old-fashioned relationship), as well as “Help Me Mary” (“I show them just how far I can bend”), “Dance of the Seven Veils” (“I ask because I’m a c*nt in spring/You can rent me by the hour”), “Chopsticks” (“He said he liked to do it backwards/I said

that’s just fine with me/That way we can f**k and watch TV”), “Supernova” (“And you f**k like a volcano”), “Jealousy” (“I saw hips, I saw thighs/I saw secret positions that we never try”), “Go on Ahead” (“You make me feel funny/I’m no ordinary lover or a friend”), “Johnny Feelgood” (“Started dragging me around in the back of his convertible car”) and “Ride” (“Sticks and stones can break my bones/But boys can make me kick and moan”). Get the picture? If not, let’s spell it out: Liz likes sex, she’s always liked it and it has always played a big part in her music. And you know what else? It’s her prerogative (and I’m not talking about the Bobby Brown song). As she so eloquently states in “Love/Hate”: “What’s good for one/oppresses the other/It’s my turn!/It’s my life!/My way!/ Mine!/Me!” What people can’t get past and accept is that Liz is still the cool, tall, vulnerable and luscious woman she’s always been. And that’s a good thing to know, especially if you’re in your late 30s, a divorced mother and constantly geting screwed over by fans, record labels, the media, etc. because you decided to try something new, which is something you’ve done throughout your whole musical career. In short, Liz can continue being my “psychosomatic sister” and I will keep on defending her from the peanut-brained masses that can’t accept musical evolution. And to all the indie purists out there, I just have this to say: F**k off, move on and stop your whining about how Liz isn’t indie anymore, because if you’re so concerned about her image, than you never truly appreciated her work.


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Fraternities-Sororities-ClubsStudent Groups Earn $1,000-2,000 this semester with a proven CampusFundraiser 3 hour fundraising event. Our free programs make fundraising easy with no risks. Fundraising dates are filling quickly, so get with the program! It works. Contact CampusFundraier at (888) 923-3238, or visit www.campusfundraiser.com

automotive

$500! Police impound! Honda, Chevy, Jeep, Toyota, etc. From $500. For listing: (800)719-3001, ext. 7462. (2/3) ____________________________ 1986 Mercury Grand Marquis. excellent condition/ all the extras. Call: 830-629-3218 or 512-245-2358 (2/5)

for rent

Great views of Tx State. 1/1 $395 +, 2/1 $475+, only $99 dep. Pet friendly. Apt. Experts. 805-0123. ____________________________ Clean, Quiet, large, lovely 3bd/2bth all appliances, 3 min from town, 2 people only, $600/mo. 357-6636. (2/26tn) ____________________________ Brand New Community. Fully furn., most bills pd. Ethernet, local ph, w/d incl. $399 +, AE 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ It’s cooler in Austin. Unique Austin Condos, Loft Apts. from $375. Austin pictures, info., and maps. Austincool.com 512-693-7231. Member Alumni Association. (2/12) ____________________________ Texas Size Townhomes. 1 & 2 bdrms $495, most bills paid w/cable. Pets ok. Apartment Experts 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ 3/2 in Pecan Plantation. Pool, tennis, fitness center and playground available. $625/month. 357-2627. (2/12) ____________________________ Industrial Modern Living. $340 +, cable, ethernet, phone & e/d incl. AE 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ Downstairs 1 bedroom apartment. $400/monthly, $200 deposit. 754-0954. (3/26) ____________________________ Great Community. 1/1 $460 +, 2/1 $480+, on shuttle, pets ok. Now preleasing for May ‘04!!! Apartment Experts 805-0123. (4/29)

for rent

$100 prelease + bonus offer, 3 bedroom 3 bathrooms w/d 396-1520. (2/3?) ____________________________ Elegant Living. 1/1 $510+, 2/2 $545+, 3/2 $590+ w/d included. (rest. apply.) Apt. Experts. 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ Sublet 1 bdr apt. $400 plus deposit. Call Amanda 754-0218. (2/11) ____________________________ Big Dogs Okay! Walk or shuttle to class. most bills pd. w/cable. 1/1 $450+, 2/2 $595 + Apt. Experts. 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ Sublease in a 4br/4ba, all bills paid except electricity. $450/month. 393-8500. (2/5) ____________________________ Small Community, 1/1 $450, 2/2 $650, with free wireless internet. Pet’s o.k Apt. Experts 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ Move in today! University Club Apts. 1b/1ba, w/d, free cable and internet. $410/mo. Will pay $210 towards 1st mo. 512-294-1168. (2/12) ____________________________ Take over my lease. Looking for female at Windmill Townhomes. Walking distance from school. Rent $367.50, no deposit, move in immediately. Contact april 972-342-0468. (2/12) ____________________________ FOR RENT: Efficiency apartment, suitable for one person. Quiet location, near Martindale. Call 357-6297 for more information. (2/5) ____________________________ Designer apartment, beautifully appointed, high ceilings, stained concrete floors, private garden patio, 2/2 located on manicured 400 tree pecan grove, 5 min. from downtown. 357-1235 or 557-8356. (2/5) ____________________________ 1 bd/1.5 bth. Shalamar Townhome, available 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. $785/mo. 2br/2.5ba TH. $300/dep., Full size w/d, FREE ROADRUNNER & HBO. No dogs 396-4181 or windmilltownhomes.com (4/29) ____________________________ 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, $300. 757-1943. (2/5) ____________________________ 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)

for rent

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) ____________________________ 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. ____________________________ 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) ____________________________ 1 bd APT. $395/mo. 353-5051. ____________________________ 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)

for sale

SONY Brand New, still in the box, HT - DDW750 Home Theater System 575 WATTS, Receiver, 5 speakers and 8” subwoofer $200 512-738-9048. (2/5) ____________________________ Nashbar - Mountain Bike $125. Lightweight, good condition, new tires (512)619-3937. (2/5) ____________________________ 2/2 Mobile home for sale. $9,000. 357-2627. (2/12) ____________________________ 4 shelf bookcase, $45, 4 drawer heavy pine chest, $65, computer desk, $45, oak entertainment center, $65, old style drafting table, $68, 3 drawer file cabinet, $28, grey love seat, $68, white Boston rocker, $75. Partin's Furniture. 2108 Ranch Road 12. 396-4684. FREE DELIVERY. (1/29) Wooden signs, letters, paddles, lap desks, names, custom, don’t pay retail (512)665-5617. (3/2)

help wanted

Part-time work. Great starting pay, flexible schedules around class, sales/service, training provided, perm/temp conditions apply, work in San Marcos, apply in Austin 512-458-6894. collegeincome.com (3/4) ____________________________ Local cattle ranch needs help with show cattle. Experience with feeding and grooming cattle desired. Reply to jcstolte@swbell.net or call 830-625-1099. (2/12) ____________________________ Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar is looking for fun, energetic door staff that are TABC certified. Apply within at 421 E. 6th St. Austin any time after 7, Tues-Sat. (2/5) ____________________________ Housekeeper Needed. Local house keeper needed for light cleaning: dusting, vacuuming, laundry. 3-4 hrs./day paid $50 cash. One Possibly two days/week. Call (512)557-6502. (2/19) ____________________________ Extend-A-Care for Kids. Do you enjoy art and cooking projects, reading, and fun activities with children? Apply today to be a role model working with elementary age children. Starting pay $8.75/hr. Sites at 63 elementary schools. Hours 2:15-5:45/6:30pm Monday-Friday. Extend -A-Care for kids. 55 North IH 35, 472-9929 x 264. www.eakids.org (2/5) ____________________________ Wanted: 4th year or graduate photography student needed to take some pictures. Great money. Please contact 557-2542 for info. ____________________________ MODELS WANTED-All Sizes-All Shapes. Teens/College Students/Parents/Grandparents. Footed pajama internet business-. Please NO CALLS Apply online: http://www.kozykomfy.com/modelapp.htm (2/25) ____________________________ Athletic, outgoing students for calendar greeting cards, etc. $50 150/hr no exp needed. 512-684-8296. (4/29) ____________________________ Camp Counselor positions available at camp Weequahic, a co-ed children’s camp in northeastern Pennsylvania. We will be at the University Camp Day Thursday, February 12th to conduct oncampus interview. Positions available for all areas of sports, waterfront, and hobby specialists. Salary starts at $200/week plus room, board, and travel expenses. Please visit our website at www.weequahic.com for information and online application, email us at newsweeq@aol.com, or call and leave a message at 1 (866) 206-3323, PIN # 7944. We will contact you prior to the 12th to set up an appointment. (2/11) ____________________________ Web-Site Designer WANTED. JavaScript knowledge preferred. Footed pajama internet business. Part-Time-Ideal job for a Student http://www.kozykomfy.com CALL 512-585-9100-Ask for Mark . (2/25) ____________________________ Web programmer wanted for p/t contract labor HTML/PHP/SQL knowledge required. Apply online at www.cedsn.com/apply (2/4) ____________________________ Bartender trainees needed. $250 a day potential. Local positions. 1-800-293-3985 ext. 316. (2/19) ____________________________ Bartending $300 a day potential, no exp. necessary, training provided 800-965-6520 x157. (4/29)

help wanted

SUMMER CAMP JOBS IN COLORADO --- Make a difference in the life of a girl at Girl Scout overnight camps in the mountains SW of Denver. General Counselors, Program Specialists (Western horseback riding, backpacking, crafts, nature, sports/archery, challenge course, farm, dance & drama) and Administrative Positions. Late May – early August. Competitive salary, housing, meals, health insurance, travel and end-of-season bonuses. For an application, e-mail campjobs@gsmhc.org or call 303-607-4819. (4/29) ____________________________ Web programmer wanted for p/t contract labor HTML/PHP/SQL knowledge required. Apply online at www.cedsn.com/apply (2/4) ____________________________ Have the summer of your life at a prestigious coed sleepaway camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, 2 1/2 hours from NYC. We’re seeking counselors who can teach any team & individual sports, tennis, gymnastics, horseback riding, mt. biking, theatre, tech theatre, circus, magic, arts & crafts, pioneering, climbing tower, water sports, music, dance, science, or computers. Kitchen and maintenance positions also available. Great salaries and perks. Plenty of free time. Internships available for many majors. Oncampus interviews on February 12th. Call 800-869-6083 between 9 and 5 eastern time on weekdays for application, brochure, & information. www.islandlake.com info@islandlake.com (2/5) ____________________________ Get paid for your opinions! Earn $15-$125 and more per survey! www.paidonlinesurveys.com ____________________________ 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 353-3477 ranch. (4/29) ____________________________ 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, theatrearts, 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)

miscellaneous

STUDY ABROAD: Study Abroad with Nicholls State: For 6 credit hours of credit ($1740 - Costa Rica), ($1707 - Mexico), ($1672 Ecuador), ($1918 - Spain), ($3263 - Paris), ($3144 - Nice), ($2097 Austria), ($1916 - Italy for 3 credits). Longer programs for more credit are available. No Deadlines. For all levels. 985-448-4440/tollfree = 1-877-Nicholls, www.nicholls.edu (2/5S)

roommates

Sick of dorms and small apartments? Would you trade a little extra drive time for a home in the beautiful Hill Country/ This 3 bedroom, two bath home is on 5 acres and offers space, privacy, vaulted ceiling, great room, fireplace, large deck, and huge oak trees. non-smokers. 2 roommates, girls only. ($450 to $550) Call Meera at 512-751-3727. (2/12) ____________________________ Roommate wanted ASAP to share 2 bdr/ 2 bath apt. on University Tram Route. $299/mth + 1/2 of utilities, water and waste paid for. (956) 286-0791. (2/5) ____________________________ Roommate needed. 3 bedroom/ 2 bath on an acre and a half. <None>350 a month. plus 1/3 of utilities. Call 512-738-7147 or 512-353-4320. (2/11) ____________________________ Roommate needed, 3/2, w/d, backyard, walking distance from campus, $283 + bills, 754-0593. (2/12) ____________________________ Female roommate needed! 2-2/ $275 + 1/2 bills, bus route. For more info call 512-787-5948. (2/5)

travel

SPRING BREAK Cancun, Acapulco, Jamaica, Florida & South Padre. Free food, parties & drinks! Our students seen on CBS’ 48 hours! Lowest prices! breakerstravel.com 800-985-6789. (2/26) ____________________________ 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

Typing etc! Audio transcription, resumes, notary public, applications, binding, editing, bumper stickers, tables, etc. 392-9880. (4/29) ____________________________ Professional Photographer Specializes in weddings, portraits & modeling. Visit my website @ www.ashleyhorton.com For Additional info. Please contact me via e-mail @ ah1005@txstate.edu ____________________________ aplusapts.tv why waste time when you can shop online! Or stop in at 325 E. Hopkins. (4/29) ____________________________ myGOLDresume.com 866.290.3030. (4/22)

wanted

Wanted: Used cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Any condition, running or not. If you have something to sell, please call Willis Mitchell at 353-4511. (12/4) ____________________________ Buying DVD movies, in good working condition. Sell your old movies and make $$$. Call Neal in SM at 395-7469. (2/3s) ____________________________ Athletic Males wanted for photography. $25-$100/hour. Call Wu in Austin at (512)927-2226. (4/29)


S P ORT S

Women: Defending champions have long way to regain status

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

g Cont. from page 10

The Bobcats laid the disappointing breakdown at ULM aside to face Northwestern State (14-4, 7-0 SLC) two days later, where they lost a heartbreaker by just one point, 63-62. Texas State displayed unquestionable heart, character and perseverance against the Lady Demons, battling back all game. The Bobcats trailed by as many as 14 at one point in the first half until guard Christen West put the team on her back leading them to a 16-5 run to lead at halftime, 35-33. West found her touch from the outside, shooting 5-6 from three-point land and scoring 17 of her career-high 20 points in the first half. The second half played out much like the first, as the Bobcats found themselves climbing uphill and searching for a spark off the bench. After being sidelined with chronic knee problems for much of the season, forward Heather Burrow found a niche in Natchitoches, sparking another late charge by scoring 15 points and dishing out six assists in the game. Her clutch three-pointer with only 52 seconds to play helped shave an eight-point Demon lead to only one. Texas State came up with a potentially game-saving defensive stand but couldn’t find a clean look at the basket with time winding down. Talbert came away with another double double performance with 10 points and a season-high 17 boards. Turnovers caught up with Texas State again, as it was forced into 24 while Northwestern State committed 14. Northwestern State had three players in double figures, led by guard Diamond Cosby’s 21 points. Forward Amanda Bennett added 20 points and 10 rebounds, while guard La’Terrica Dobin contributed 13 points and 10 assists, but also had 11 turnovers. The Bobcats return home to Strahan Coliseum Thursday to take on Southeastern Louisiana University at 5:30 p.m. The game can be heard on KTSW 89.9 FM or on the Internet at boostercast.com.

Northwestern State forward Jermaine Wallace, who led the Demons with 18 points, missed a three-pointer in the final seconds that would have tied the game and likely sent it to overtime. “Our guys showed some heart tonight,” Nutt said. “Being down by 10 points at

The Broncs cut the Bobcat lead to one in the bottom of the third, 4-3, scoring three runs of their own. Texas State responded immediately, as Miller recorded a RBI single before Martinez added a RBI double, giving the Bobcats a 6-3 lead. It was 8-3 when the Bobcats added two more in the eighth, but UTPA did not quit, scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth. But the

S coreboard Men’s BBall At NW State 1/31/04 1st Half

2nd Half

Total

TEXAS STATE (11-7, SLC 7-1) Players Brown 2 Allison 4 15 Naylor 23 Conerway 25 Dill 1 Blanchard 10 Ponder 11 Burroughs 30N. Goellner 33 J. Goellner 34 Patterson Totals

FG M-A 7-12 5-9 7-13 1-13 0-2 0-0 1-5 0-1 0-0 1-3 1-3 23-61

3Pt M-A 2-2 1-1 3-7 0-9 0-0 0-0 0-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 6-24

FT M-A 6-7 0-0 3-4 4-6 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 15-21

Rbnd Of-T A 1-4 0 0-3 1 2-6 3 1-7 3 0-1 3 1-1 0 0-2 3 1-2 1 2-2 0 2-3 0 0-1 0 12-37 14

TO 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 8

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

S 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9

Pt 22 11 20 6 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 67

B 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5

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

P 9 5 3 18 15 4 0 6 0 1 3 64

Northwestern State (8-10, SLC 5-2) Players Allen 2 3 Mitchell 12 Hancock 23 Wallace Lee 30 Burch 4 Ross 20 22 Bell 33 Jones 40 Dyer 42 Forges TOTALS

FG M-A 3-8 1-4 1-4 7-17 6-11 2-3 0-0 3-5 0-0 0-2 1-4 24-58

3Pt FT Rbnd M-A M-A Of-T A 0-0 3-4 2-9 1 0-1 3-3 0-2 5 0-1 1-3 0-2 2 3-9 1-2 4-10 2 1-2 2-2 1-7 2 0-1 0-0 1-1 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-1 0-3 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 1-2 0-2 0 1-3 0-0 1-2 4 5-17 11-17 12-42 20

SLC WOMen’s BBall Standings Teams

SLC

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

W 7 7 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 0

SLC

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

W 6 5 5 4 5 4 3 3 2 1 0

L 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 8

W 11 13 8 13 9 9 8 8 8 5 5

L 7 4 10 4 13 11 10 10 11 12 14

PCT .611 .765 .444 .765 .409 .450 .444 .444 .421 .294 .263

PF 69.1 71.8 74.1 71.8 68.4 70.6 77.7 70.4 79.8 72.8 66.5

PA 68.3 64.4 76.0 58.4 71.4 70.8 77.5 71.6 77.9 75.2 76.1

WOMen’s BBall at NW State 1/31/04 Ashley A. Horton/Star photo Tiffany Cook, freshman center, unsuccessfully goes up for two against Lamar University on Jan. 24 in Strahan Coliseum. The Bobcats’ next home game is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against Southeastern Louisiana University.

the half, our go-to-guys Brown and (Naylor, Conerway) really stepped up. We had the effort and finally things started to go our way.” Brown poured in a careerhigh 22 points, and Josh Naylor dumped in 20 to lead the Bobcats. Conerway struggled from the floor, hitting just one of 13 shots and failing to convert any of his

nine 3-point attempts, but led the Bobcats with seven rebounds and three steals. “Terry’s got a bullseye on his back everywhere he goes being first team all-conference,” Nutt said. “He always commands the other team’s best defender so it is up to the rest of the guys to help carry the load.” Texas State now turns its attention to what is possibly

its biggest game so far this conference season Thursday night at home against Southeastern Louisiana University. A win would give the Bobcats a 1.5 game lead against SLU heading into a road game Saturday at Lamar University. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. and can be heard on KTSW 89.9 FM or on the Internet at boostercast.com.

rally came up one run short as Texas State closer Brian Hurley got UTPA catcher Ben Diorio to fly out, ending the threat and the game. Bobcat starter Paul Schappert got the win after giving up three runs on seven hits in five innings, striking out three and walking two. Senior Michael Gultz came on in the sixth and worked 3.1 innings, allowing two runs

before giving way to Hurley, who allowed two runs in 0.2 innings. “Schappert pitched well and for the most part we relieved him well,” Harrington said. “We had a crazy ninth inning, but early in the season that type of thing is to be expected.” The Bobcats will open the home portion of their schedule with a three-game set

against Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

1st Half

W 14 11 11 8 4 5 3 3 9 4 1

L 4 8 8 10 14 12 14 14 8 13 18

PCT .778 .579 .579 .444 .222 .294 .176 .176 .529 .235 .053

PF 74.1 69.6 64.5 56.7 55.9 55.2 60.1 54.8 62.4 53.5 54.3

PA 68.4 64.9 59.4 59.4 67.0 66.0 79.6 74.1 64.9 69.7 72.2

Baseball at UT-Pan Am 2/1/04 R H E

Score by inning

TEXAS STATE ............0..1..2...0..0..0...2..1..0 6 9 3 UT-Pan American .....0..0..0...0..1..0...0..1..0 2 7 1

Players

AB R 4 2 5 1 4 0 4 0 3 1 4 1 4 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TOTALS 33 6

SS Ramos CF Tierce 1B Cooper LF Miller RF Martinez 3B Anson DH Williams C Perace 2B Rodriguez P Robbins P Jean P Wisneski

Guerra Lopez Gibson Foster

Overall PCT .857 .833 .714 .667 .625 .571 .429 .429 .286 .167 .000

L PCT 0 1.000 1 .875 2 .714 3 .571 3 .571 3 .500 4 .429 4 .429 5 .286 6 .143 8 .000

H RBI BB SO PO A 2 0 1 0 2 5 2 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 12 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 6 5 3 27 15

UT-PA Pitching

SLC Men’s BBall Standings Teams

Overall

TEXAS STATE (2-0) TO 3 1 4 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 15

Technical Fouls: Texas State — None Northwestern State — None Attendance: 2,417

Baseball: Bobcats home for three-game set g Cont. from page 10

Texas State

TEXAS STATE..........................22.................45.......................67 Northwestern State..........32.................32.......................64

Men: Looking for a larger lead g Cont. from page 10

The University Star - 9

2nd Half

Total

TEXAS STATE............. ........... ...........32.................30........................62 Northwestern State..........29..................34.......................63

IP

H R

2.1 4.0 1.2 1.0

4 3 2 0

3 2 1 0

ER BB SO 3 1 0 2 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

AB BF 12 13 11 16 7 7 3 3

UT-Pan American (0-2) Players OF 2B 1B/CF DH LF PH/C RF C/1B P PH P CF/P SS 3B P

AB R H RBI BB SO PO A

Alamia 4 Gilmer 4 Ortiz 2 Saenz 1 Pena 1 Richel 3 Sisk 4 Diorio 2 Gibson 0 Grimet 1 Foster 0 Lopez 3 Flowers 4 Broyles 4 Guerra 0 TOTALS 33

1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2

1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3

3 1 12 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 27

0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 1 0 15

TEXAS STATE Pitching

TEXAS STATE (3-14, SLC 3-4) FG 3Pt

FT

IP

H R

ER BB SO AB BF

Rbnd

5.0 4 1 1 3 2 18 22 Robbins Players 2.0 0 0 0 3 1 6 9 M-A M-A M-A Of-T A TO B S Pt Jean 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 9 9 Wisneski 0 1 3 1-2 1 1 0-5 0-0 0-1 Perkins 3 Kelly 0-3 0-3 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 Win - Tim Robbins, Loss - Aaron Guerra, Save - None 13 15 Ale. Johnson 2-6 0-0 3-4 1-6 0 1 0 2 7 Umpires - Bert Lozano, Bob Wolk, Fernando de la Garza Talbert 3-10 0-0 4-4 5-17 4 6 1 0 10 Time - 2:41, Attendance - 315. 33 Putnam 1-1 0-0 2-4 0-2 0 2 0 0 4 50 Southl and Conference McGruder 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 1 Preseason Baseball Polls 10 Alp. Johnson 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 1 0 Coaches Poll SIDs Poll Burrow 5-8 1-1 4-5 1-4 6 1 0 3 15 1-Lamar (5) 12 74 1-Lamar (6) 93 West 7-12 6-9 0-0 1-5 1 2 0 0 20 2-UT-Arlington (3) 71 2-UT-Arlington (2) 86 22 Brooks 2-4 1-2 0-1 0-1 0 4 0 0 5 3-Northwestern St. 62 T3-Northwestern St. (1) 69 30 Cook 0-2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 4-LA-Monroe 42 56 T3-TEXAS STATE 69 Hinton 0-3 0-1 0-0 1-3 0 3 0 1 0 5-TEXAS STATE (1) 53 5-LA-Monroe (1) 62 45 52 Totals 20-55 8-18 14-20 13-47 13 24 2 8 62 6-McNeese St. (1) 40 6-McNeese St.

Northwestern State (14-4, SLC 7-0) Players Dobin 13 Cosby 40 42 Sparkman 52 Swanigan 55 Bennett 12 Tallant 24 Perry 30 Milliner 32 Jones TOTALS

FG M-A 6-16 6-20 0-0 1-2 6-15 0-2 0-0 0-0 2-5 21-60

3Pt FT M-A M-A 0-0 1-4 2-7 7-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-9 4-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 6-16 15-21

Rbnd Of-T 1-3 0-3 1-1 2-7 2-10 1-3 0-0 1-1 0-2 9-34

Technical Fouls: Texas State — Brooks Northwestern State — None Attendance: 2,235

A 10 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15

TO 11 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 14

B 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

S Pt 3 13 3 21 0 0 4 2 3 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 16 63

7-Sam Houston St. 8-UT-San Antonio 9-Southeastern La. 10-Nicholls St.

34 24 23 13

7-UT-San Antonio 8-Sam Houston St. 9-Southeastern La. 10-Nicholls St.

45 38 25 15

Southl and Conference Preseason SOFTBALl Polls Coaches Poll 1-TEXAS STATE (8) 2-McNeese St. (1) 3-Sam Houston St. T4-UT-Arlington (1) Nicholls St. 6-Northwestern St. 7-UT-San Antonio 8-Southeastern La. 9-Stephen F. Austin 10-LA-Monroe

89 65 58 57 57 56 53 24 19 17

SIDs Poll 1-TEXAS STATE (8) 2-Northwestern St. 3-UT-Arlington (1) T4-Sam Houston St. 5-McNeese St. 6-Nicholls St. 7-UT-San Antonio 8-Southeastern La. 9-Stephen F. Austin 10-LA-Monroe

95 67 66 63 62 55 48 38 34 22


BASKETBALL: BOBCATS HOST SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA, WOMEN-5:30 P.M., MEN-7:30 P.M.

Women’s basketball fall in SLC after two road losses

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The University Star — Page 10

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

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STILL TOP Men’s basketball still in first place despite loss on road By Jim Bob Breazeale Sports Reporter

By Lindsey Roberts Sports Reporter

NATCHITOCHES, La. — Midway through the Southland Conference season, Texas State, the defending league tournament champion, is in danger of missing the same tournament this season. The Bobcats fell into this precarious position after losing on the road to the top-two teams in the SLC this weekend, the University of Louisiana-Monroe and Northwestern State University. Texas State now stands at 3-14 overall and 34 in SLC play, good for a tie for seventh place. The top eight teams make the conference tournament. Ball control contributed to the Bobcats’ 8458 loss at ULM Thursday ending their twogame winning streak, as Texas State committed 31 turnovers. Texas State shot better from the field at 43 percent and controlled the boards overall, grabbing 45 to the Lady Indians’ 36. However, the inside force of forwards Nina Randle and Christy Brown dominated the paint for 37 points, 19 rebounds and nine assists combined for ULM. Randle was named SLC Player of the Week as she scored 20 points, brought down 10 rebounds and was just shy of a triple double with eight assists. Texas State center Tori Talbert battled her way for yet another double double for the Bobcats with 11 points and a game-best 13 rebounds. Forward Aleise Johnson and guard Alphalisha Johnson dropped in 11 and 10, respectively, for Texas State. g See WOMEN, page 9

Ashley A. Horton/Star photo Terry Conerway, senior guard, goes up for a dunk against Lamar University Saturday. The Bobcats defeated the Cardinals, 82-66.

NATCHITOCHES, La. — The Texas State Bobcats suffered their first Southland Conference loss of the season Thursday night to the University of Louisiana-Monroe Indians, but remain in first place after a come-from-behind victory against Northwestern State University Saturday. The ’Cats are 11-7 overall and, at 6-1 in conference play, hold a one-half game lead against Southeastern Louisiana University, which stands at 5-1 after Saturday’s game against Stephen F. Austin State University was canceled following the death of a Lumberjack player Friday afternoon. The Bobcats started their road trip off on the wrong foot, shooting only 3-12 from beyond the arc against the SLC’s best 3-point shooting defense en route to a 68-58 loss. The Indian defense clamped down in the second half, holding Texas State to 38 percent shooting and led by as many as 19 points. Senior guards Terry Conerway and Roosevelt Brown, and junior guard Josh Naylor, combined for only 18 points in the contest. Senior forward Anthony Dill led the ’Cats in scoring with 11 points but was the only Bobcat in double figures. “I give credit to the Indians,” said Texas State Coach Dennis Nutt. “They played with a lot of energy and unfortunately we weren’t able to match that.” Less than 48 hours after the loss to ULM, Texas State tipped off against the Northwestern State Demons in a match up of two first-place teams. The ’Cats continued their poor shooting, making only eight of 32 shots in the first 20 minutes and found themselves trailing by 10 at the half. Sensing its hold on first place slipping, Texas State came out of the locker room on fire and lit up the Demons for 45 second-half points on 52 percent shooting from the floor and hitting six of eight free throws in the final 1:07 to pull out a 67-64 victory. g See MEN, page 9

Bobcat baseball opens with two-game sweep

By Jason Orts Sports Editor

EDINBURG — For the third straight year, the Texas State baseball team opened the season with the same opponent, the University of Texas-Pan American, claiming a two-game sweep on the road. The Bobcats have now won five straight against the Broncs and lead the all-time series between the two schools, 33-15. “Edinburg is always one of

the toughest places to play,” said Texas State coach Ty Harrington. “We played well at times and we played alert. And anytime you can open with two wins on the road, you have to be happy about that.” Texas State finished the sweep with a 6-2 win Sunday behind senior Tom Robbins, who gave up one run on four hits in five innings to pick up his first win of the season. Junior Chris Jean threw two hitless innings before giving way to senior Gabe Wisneski,

who allowed a run on three hits in two innings. “Tom Robbins was fantastic,” Harrington said. “This is probably the first time in a long time that his father wasn’t there to see him pitch. He passed away from brain cancer in the fall and it was probably a very emotional game for Tom.” The Bobcats took a 1-0 lead in the second inning as right fielder Richard Martinez led off with a triple and scored on a groundout by third baseman Kyle Anson.

That lead extended to 3-0 in the top of the third, when shortstop Dominic Ramos and center fielder Evan Tierce hit consecutive triples. Tierce was then driven home on a single by left fielder Matt Miller. UTPA got on the board in the fifth on a triple and infield hit, cutting the lead to 3-1, but the Bobcats scored two more in the seventh and one in the eighth to put the game away. The Broncs added the game’s final run in the bottom of the eighth. Texas State outhit UTPA 97 but struggled in the field, committing three errors, with Ramos guilty of two. The Bobcats opened the 2004 campaign Saturday by building an 8-3 lead and holding on for an 8-7 win. Martinez was the offensive star for the Bobcats, finishing 4-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored. Tierce also contributed to the effort, going 3for-5 with two runs scored. “Evan Tierce had a good weekend offensively, and Richard Martinez had a fantastic weekend offensively,”

Ashley A. Horton/Star file photo Richard Martinez, senior outfielder, lays down a bunt May 15 against Nicholls State University last season. The Bobcats defeated the Colonels.

Harrington said. “We’re counting on those two to be the offensive leaders of this team.” The Bobcats wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, as Martinez drove in the game’s first run with a RBI single. Martinez struck

again in the third with another RBI single and two more runs would score in the inning on a throwing error from UTPA third baseman Matt Sisk, who would finish with three errors in the game. g See BASEBALL, page 9

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