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County Judge Jim Powers addresses ASG senate, takes student questions By Clayton Medford The University Star Associated Student Government Vice President Cassie Holman notified ASG of the removal of three senators and one adviser in a memorandum presented at the meeting on Monday. Holman cited poor attendance as — Hays County Judge the reason for the removal of transfer Jim Powers adviser Sarah King and Sens. Hillary Rabuse, Bryan Zulko and Brandon Djie. Pre-mass communication freshman Sean Robles, political science sophomore Eileen Galvez, and finance sophomore Aaron Andres immediately filled the vacant seats. “I came in, and I sat through some sessions last semester,” Andres said. “I wanted to get involved, and I felt ASG would be a good fit.” Hays County Judge Jim Powers addressed the senate and entertained several questions from senators. Powers described the importance of leadership in his role as county judge. “One of the things that’s important about being county judge is being a leader. Leadership is being close to the issues,” Powers said. “It’s like having a big bull’s-eye on the wall — the closer you are to the target the easier it is to hit.” Powers claims that during his eight-year tenure, the county tax rate has been lowered and the county now operates with a large surplus. Another accomplishment he listed was bringing in the Cabela’s store in Buda, creating hundreds of jobs. “We’ve been able to manage the growth as well as manage the tax dollars. I think we are continuing to accomplish tremendous things,” Powers said. Senate Clerk Kyle Morris read a resolution that would place a referendum on the ASG election ballot in April asking students to approve a $26 increase in the student transportation fee. The fee increase is part of the renewal of the contract between the school and Cognisa Transportation, the current provider of the student bus service. The fee would cover the purchase of 23 new buses, as well as increases to fuel costs that occur during the seven-year contract. Additionally, 10 of the old buses will be kept in reserve to fill gaps on routes when the new buses undergo routine maintenance. If the referendum passes, the contract with Cognisa will be renewed in August 2007 when the current contract expires.


ne of the things that’s important about being county judge is being a leader.”


SMPD urges residents to take care of tickets before March 4 warrant roundup By Ashley Richards The University Star

Multiple law enforcement agencies across Central Texas, including the San Marcos Police Department, will participate in a yearly warrant roundup beginning March 4 in an effort to bring in people with warrants for misdemeanor violations. The majority of warrants targeted in the roundup are those that have been issued for traffic and city ordinance violations, SMPD Chief Howard Williams said, because felony warrants are dealt with on a more regular basis. A press conference in Austin on Friday included representatives from the 35 agencies participating in the roundup. SMPD Cmdr. Mark Minnick said the purpose was to get word out so people with warrants can voluntarily go to their respective courts and see a judge before being taken in by officers. “Even if you don’t have the money, go in and talk to the judge, and work out a payment plan or something. Because we would just rather do it that way,” Minnick said. Minnick and Williams hope people will opt for dealing with tickets on their own instead of waiting to be arrested. “Get everything taken care of before we come looking for you, because when we come looking for you, it’s going to be very, very inconvenient,” Williams said. When a misdemeanor citation is issued, the violator signs

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the ticket, agreeing to appear before the judge or pay the fine by a given date. If the violator fails to appear on the scheduled date, a warrant is issued for his or her arrest. During the roundup, SMPD officers plan to locate people with warrants and bring them before Judge Ross Allegro at the municipal court so they may work out a deal for payment. If some sort of deal cannot be made with the judge, violators will be arrested, Williams said. Last year was the first time San Marcos participated in the area-wide warrant roundup,

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Erin Powell, co-owner of G & P Electric, said the businesswoman she admires most is Madam C.J. Walker. “She wasn’t only the first black millionaire, but the first female black millionaire, and she came from a family of slaves,” Powell said. Powell was one of many women who owned or jointly owned their own business in Hays County for at least three years honored on Sunday at the eighth annual Salute to Hays County Women Entrepreneurs ceremony. “We can’t always wait for the Stephanie Gage/Star photo world to change. Sometimes we MAKING A CHANGE: Texas must change the world,” said State President Denise Trauth Johnnie Armstead, president and reads an article for the Calafounder of the Calaboose Afriboose History Museum’s tribute can-American History Museum to women entrepreneurs disand ceremony coordinator. cussing the guidelines for hiring The ceremony began at 3 p.m. See COUNTY, page 3

A.D. Brown/Star feature photo and Williams said they brought a large number of people before the judge; but only about 12 were unable to make a deal with the court and were subsequently arrested. The failure-to-appear fine that is tagged onto the original violation can cost up to $500. However, Williams said, in many cases, if people with warrants and failure-to-appear fines on their record appear before the judge without being brought in during the roundup, the additional fine can be reSee WARRANT, page 3

Students help Habitat for Humanity put ‘Another Brick in The Quad’ By Robert Best The University Star Texas State students are teaming up with Habitat for Humanity this week to help build homes in the San Marcos community. The three-day event, named “Just Another Brick in the Quad,” will be hosted on campus today through Thursday. For a $5 donation, students personalize a brick to be used in the construction of a Habitat home. They can also sign up in The Quad to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Students who attend the event can eat free food and enter a drawing for prizes provided by local businesses. The personalized bricks will first be arranged in The Quad as doll-sized homes, symbolizing Habitat for Humanity’s goal to build better lives for San Marcos residents. When a building site is determined, the bricks will be used in the design of a Habitat home on that site. The event, organized by the Public Relations Student Society of America, is part of a national contest called the Bateman Competition. The five-member San Marcos team hopes to create an effective public relations campaign that will later be reviewed by public relations professionals. “Volunteers will have a relatively easy work schedule and something to put on their résumé,” said Danielle SchulzBehrend, a mass communication senior participating in the Bateman Competition. “For only a few hours a week, a student can make huge difference in the community.” A survey conducted by students in the public relations sequence revealed that 85 percent of Texas State students are willing to participate to give back to San Marcos. The survey found that a majority of students don’t volunteer because they don’t have enough time. Students claim that extra time is hard to find along with studying, student organizations and part-time jobs. According to a press release, “Just Another Brick in the Quad” is working to change that by making the volunteer information available on campus. “Students will realize that helping out the community is a great feeling,” said Lucy Gamez, San Marcos Habitat for Humanity president. “It’s really a fulfilling experience that can be worked into any student’s schedule.”

Rain doesn’t quench Brother Jed’s fiery sermon

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women into the male-dominated workplace on Sunday.


Quad, students By Clayton Medford The University Star

George Edward Smock brought his unique style of evangelism to the free speech area of The Quad on Monday. Students, faculty and staff huddled around the Fighting Stallions throughout the frigid, damp day to listen to “Brother Jed” and challenge his attacks on their lifestyles. Smock said students at Texas State are no different in their reaction to his preaching than students at any of his other appearances at campuses around the country. “What do I learn from them? Nothing,” Smock said. “If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it 1,000 times.” Through the dreary weather, Smock maintained an audience

of close to 30 people. Smock said he was happy to have a steadfast group of listeners. “It’s a cold day, a damp day, and hundreds of people have stopped by,” Smock said. “I’m encouraged it upsets them so. They are going to go back to the relative calm and quiet of their dorm rooms and ask themselves why that preacher upset them so. Their own conscience will confirm they ought not live the way they do.” Smock took breaks to speak personally with onlookers and to allow Christopher New, a preacher from San Antonio, to address the crowd. Business graduate student Cherif Gacis said the duo’s talents come from their experience speaking at colleges. “These guys are really good at public speaking; anytime you disagree with them, they know how to divert attention and look smart,” Gacis said. “They learn from all these campuses how to manipulate the crowd and get the point across.”

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Monty Marion/Star Photo GOSPEL OF CONTROVERSY: George Edward Smock of Campus Ministry USA preaches to a large crowd of mostly angered and irritated students Monday afternoon in The Quad. Smock, also known as “Brother Jed,” has been traveling for the past 32 years speaking at college campuses both domestically and abroad, often to the disdain of those who stop to listen.

Smock said he would continue his perpetual evangelism tour until “I draw my last breath.” “I am on a mission; I’ve been



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on one for 32 years,” Smock said. “As long as man needs salvation I will preach the love of Jesus. Plus, I know I’m right.”

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Tuesday in Brief

February 21, 2006

starsof texas state David R. Butler, geography professor, will be honored by University President Denise M. Trauth at the 39th Presidential Seminar today. Butler will discuss environmental change and the Western Mountain Initiative during the seminar. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in Alkek Library Room 105106. A reception will follow. During the past 25 years, Butler has conducted research at Glacier National Park, Mont. Throughout the course

of his studies, he has witnessed dramatic environmental changes in the park; glaciers have rapidly receded, animal and plant distributions have been altered in response to warming conditions and geomorphic processes such as avalanches have become increasingly unpredictable. This 39th Presidential Seminar is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited. — Courtesy of Media Relations

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STARS OF TEXAS STATE POLICY Do you know someone at Texas State who has recently celebrated a great achievement? Nominate your choice to appear in The Star as a “Star of Texas State.” Write an e-mail to with the subject line “Stars of Texas State,” and include your nominee’s name, his/her relationship to the university, contact information for yourself and your nominee, and a brief description of the achievement. Also include a photo of your nominee if available. Accepted nominees will be featured at the top of Page Two.

EVENTS Clubs & Meetings Tuesday “I Know I’m In There Somewhere” woman’s empowerment group will be from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. For information, call the Counseling Center at (512) 245-2208. Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization meeting will be held at 5 p.m. in the Academic Services Building, Room 315. The Hispanic Business Student Association will hold its weekly meeting at 5 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-5.1. Wednesday

Wednesday The American Marketing Association presents Marilyn Carter, vice president of marketing for Texas Monthly magazine, at 5:30 p.m. in the LBJSC, Room 3-14.1. Open to all majors. Free food and drinks.

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Students will receive help filing their 2005 income tax and renewing the FAFSA from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Alkek Library. Please bring photo ID, W-2 form and bank information if you want your refund by direct deposit. The Catholic Student Center will have a free lunch for all students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

1975 - Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and former White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman were sentenced to two-and-a-half to eight years in prison, respectively, for their roles in the Watergate cover-up.

Higher Ground will have its “Shrove Tuesday on Wednesday Pancake Supper” beginning at 6:15 p.m. The food is free, and all are welcome. Higher Ground meets at St. Mark’s Church, across from the Tower dorm.

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

The Counseling Center will be holding “Uncovering the Hidden Self ” from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in the LBJSC, Room 3-5.1. For more information, please call the Counseling Center.

1965 - Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City at the age of 39 by assassins identified as Black Muslims.

There will be a student-led Bible study at 8 p.m. in the CSC.

ACOA/Dysfunctional Families Group will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For information, call the Counseling Center.


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Thursday Texas State Symphony will play at 8 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. Tickets are $2 for general admission and $1 for students. CALENDAR SUBMISSION POLICY Calendar submissions are free. Send submissions to Calendar of Events at or call (512) 245-3487 for more information. E-mailed press releases will not be accepted. If using e-mail, please submit as a simple bulleted list of essential information. Submissions are on a first come, first served basis and notices for weekly meetings need to be submitted every week they will take place. The University Star reserves the right to refuse entries or edit for libel, style and space purposes. Deadline: Three working days prior to publication.

Monty Marion/Star Photo The Girls Gone Wild bus was in San Marcos on Monday afternoon at the corner of Interstate 35 and Aquarena Springs. No one was available for comment on why it had stopped into town.

CRIME BL TTER University Police Department Feb. 16, unknown hour Theft: Under $500/ Outside Jackson Hall A student reported to a police officer that her personal property had been stolen. This case is under investigation. Feb. 16, 11:33 p.m. Possession of Marijuana/ North Guadalupe Street A police officer made contact with a vehicle for a traffic stop. Upon further investigation, two students were detained for possession of marijuana and handed over to the Hays County Narcotics Task Force.

Feb. 17, 1:32 a.m. Possession of Marijuana/ Elm Parking Lot A police officer made contact with five students engaged in suspicious activity. Upon further investigation, a student was arrested for possession of marijuana and transported to Hays County Law Enforcement Center to await magistration. Feb. 17, 2:37 a.m. Assault: Family Violence/ Bobcat Village Apartments A student reported to a police officer that her boyfriend, a non-student, assaulted her. A report was made of the incident.

Crime stoppers: UPD: 245-7867, SMPD: 353-TIPS

1988 - TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggart confessed to his congregation that he was guilty of an unspecified sin and would be leaving the pulpit temporarily. He had been linked to an admitted prostitute.

Health Beat Health fair to offer free screenings, other perks The annual Texas State Health Fair is on March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme is “Viva La Health.” The purpose of the Texas State Health Fair is to increase awareness of local health and wellness services, programs and merchants that are available to the Texas State community. The Health Fair is free, and all Texas State students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. There will be more than 40 health and wellness information booths. Topics include nutrition, stress management, alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, cancer prevention, skin care, outdoor recreation, sports and much more. Free health screenings will also be available. Screenings to be offered include

vision, hearing, body fat, blood pressure and lung function. There will be lots of free food samples and giveaways. Last year, more than 2,000 people attended this event. Many professors offer extra credit to students who attend the Health Fair. The event is sponsored by the Student Health Center, Campus Recreation and the Parent’s Association. Performances include the Travis Elementary Ballet Folklorico at 11:30 a.m. and the Texas State Mariachi Band at 12:30 p.m. Students, faculty and staff need to bring their Texas State ID card with them. For more information, contact Michael Wilkerson in the Student Health Center’s Health Education Resource Center at (512) 245-2309. —Courtesy of the Student Health Center


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San Antonio City Council honors School of Social Work By Ashley Richards The University Star Texas State’s School of Social Work, along with four other groups, was honored by the San Antonio City Council on Thursday for their past and present efforts with Hurricane Katrina evacuees. San Antonio Council Member Elena Guajardo, District 7, presented the idea to honor Texas State’s School of Social Work, the National Association of Social Workers, the Association of Mexican American Social Workers, the University of Texas at San Antonio’s department of Social Work and Our Lady of the Lake University’s Worden School of Social Service for their efforts with those displaced by Katrina. “They usually don’t get any thank-yous, and we were there from the beginning,” Guajardo said, “and they continue to be in the process of the aftermath and

all the refugees.” A meeting at UTSA was scheduled just hours after evacuation efforts in San Antonio began and these five social work groups were all in attendance and ready to contribute, said Denise Luckey, ceremonials coordinator for the office of the San Antonio city clerk. The five organizations came before the council and were presented with a certificate of appreciation that was signed by San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger. The certificate recognized each of the groups’ quick efforts to begin evacuation work, including setting up shelter at the Kelly Air Force Base. “I decided to do that because it has been long overdue to honor the social workers and all the members who came forth during Katrina,” Guajardo said. “They were unsung heroes.” Mary Jo Biggs, School of Social Work associate professor, said

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at the Hays County Courthouse with an introduction by John Navarrette, the master of ceremonies and CenturyTel general manager. Navarrette introduced Armstead as a tireless worker. “Because of her vision, our community is a better place.” Armstead described the event as an opportunity to strengthen and support current businesswomen. She compared the honorees to historical female entrepreneurs including Madam C.J. Walker, Sandra Day O’Connor and Sojourner Truth. “Today is to honor all businesswomen, not just in San Marcos,” she said. Along with recognizing female entrepreneurs, five Trailblazer awards were presented to women with a significant impact in the public or private business sector. One of the honored entrepreneurs, Deanna Badgett, led her violin students, called the Suzuki Strings of San Marcos, in a musical performance. Texas State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Perry Moore said about guest speaker Texas State President Denise Trauth, “I thank God and my lucky stars for bringing me back to Texas to serve under this president.” Moore described Trauth’s advancements for Texas State, including four new doctorate programs, new engineering programs and the opening of the Round Rock campus. “Next year there will be a number of new faculty, which speaks to the kind of academic quality at Texas State,” he said. Moore said the school is continuing to advocate the increase in the number of Hispanic students, and that the 10-year Campus Master Plan will enhance the school’s natural beauty, making it greener than what exists today. Trauth said she was honored to recognize the five new trailblazers and specifically focused on the late Emmie Craddock, the first female mayor of San Marcos. According to Trauth, Craddock was the founding director

of the Honors Program at Texas State and a Piper Professor, a program that names the best professors in the state. Trauth said Craddock may be responsible for the name change of the university. In her book about former president Lyndon B. Johnson, Craddock wrote that thenSouthwest Texas State University was a school in search of a name, and that someday the school would find it. Trauth spoke about the natural entrepreneural qualities women possess. As evidence, she offered a look at the change in business during the last 10 to 20 years. Trauth said that, in general, the employee was not as valued in the past. In the 1980s, women rose to higher business levels, bringing a sense of nurturing, caring and listening. “Estrogen entered the business world,” Trauth said. “Women make natural business leaders, born visionaries and team builders.” Armstead and Compass Bank President Jeff Jones presented the trailblazers with plaques. Those honored along with Craddock included Elida Mendez Astran, the first Hispanic woman to serve on the San Marcos City Council; Ofelia Vasquez-Philo, the first Hispanic woman to serve on the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District Board; Liz Carpenter, a White House reporter and adviser to Johnson and Martha Tatum, the first African-American woman to serve on the San Marcos City Council. San Marcos City Councilman and public administration senior Chris Jones read the City of San Marcos Proclamation declaring Feb. 19, 2006 as the official “Salute to Women Entrepreneurs Day.” Certificates of appreciation from the City of San Marcos were presented to women entrepreneurs. Jones said that the first person to enter his mind when thinking about female entrepreneurs was his mother, who was a fulltime registered nurse for years and raised a family at the same time. “She was truly a trailblazer and worked hard,” Jones said.


man, School of Social Work assistant professor, said students in the social work program volunteered at the shelters and organized clothes, supply and toy drives for the evacuees. “The students from the Organization of Student Social Work— Elena Guajardo ers went beyond the call of duty San Antonio City Council member to respond to the needs of those who were affected by the Hurrimental health care volunteer in cane Katrina disaster,” Freeman San Antonio where she helped said in an e-mail. one man with a chronic menThe OSSW put together an tal illness get back on his much undergarment drive to help proneeded medications. vide the Red Cross with large and Biggs said the social work fac- extra large adult undergarments, ulty collected various items and which were in short supply. The delivered them to shelters in Ba- organization also held a bake sale ton Rouge shortly after the hurri- to raise money for purchasing cane. David Yarbrough and Rene undergarments. Pogue, School of Social Work There are students still inassistant professors, spent hours volved in helping evacuees, Biggs at the Kelly Air Force Base and said. Students in social work worked for days on the phone policy classes are working on and Internet locating people and projects to extend the assistance services that could help. for victims of hurricanes Katrina Yarbrough and Dexter Free- and Rita.

decided to do that because it has been long overdue to honor the social workers and all the members who came forth during Katrina. They were unsung heroes.” many faculty members and students within the School of Social Work put forth great effort to help Katrina evacuees both in San Antonio and Austin. Two recent additions to the School of Social Work’s faculty were from Louisiana, which made the efforts more personal, Biggs said. In addition to making an appearance at the initial meeting in San Antonio, faculty members and students spent days at the evacuation shelters, volunteering in whatever way they could. Sally Jones, School of Social Work assistant professor, worked as a

Pogue said in an e-mail that students have proposed policy changes to the Texas Legislature that would provide more assistance to some of the evacuees. One group, Pogue said, is working to revise the Texas Workforce Commission policy so that an extension of childcare benefits can be given to hurricane victims. Another group of social work students has proposed a policy that would place social workers in schools where displaced students are so they can help with the transition. Biggs said faculty and student representatives from Texas State’s School of Social Work were lending a helping hand from the first day that efforts began in the area and for many the work with disaster victims continues. “I think social workers get involved in any of the relief efforts,” Biggs said. “That’s just part of our calling and part of our profession.”

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duced or dropped. “Don’t let the fact that you don’t have a lot of money in your pocket stop you from taking care of this,” Williams said. “If a warrant has already been issued, if you’ll just go down to the court and take care of it now, nobody’s going to arrest you for showing up to the court to take care of the ticket.” By waiting to be picked up by an officer during the warrant roundup, Minnick and Williams said violators will have additional costs inflicted upon them. The extra costs may not be directly related to the citation or warrant, but instead may include getting a vehicle towed, missing a test or wasting hours at the court, Williams said, and it could end up costing people more than it is worth. Minnick and Williams encouraged people with tickets to make some sort of contact with the judge, in person or over the phone, before the roundup. Minnick said tickets issued by the University Police Department that have been ignored will result in a warrant and are also targeted in this roundup. “When you get a ticket, don’t ignore it. Go talk to the judge about it,” Minnick said. He also said while a person should know if they have warrant, they can call the municipal court if he or she is unsure. Minnick said those with arrest warrants need to understand they can be picked up by an officer before the official start of the roundup. Williams said he is only concerned that violators deal with their citations, and he wants them to realize that they can be picked up for a warrant at any other time, not just when a roundup is publicized. At of the end of the business day on Thursday, Susie Garcia, municipal court administrator, said the San Marcos court had 8,598 pending warrants. Garcia said if everything that

Stephanie Gage/Star photo LAYING DOWN THE LAW: Rebecca Stark, county clerk of the Austin Municipal Court, speaking at a press conference on Friday concerning the targeting of traffic violators with outstanding tickets. The San Marcos Police Department is one of 35 agencies involved in the roundup beginning on March 4.

is owed on each of those warrants were paid in full, it would bring in $1.9 million. However, not everything that is on record will be paid in full, Garcia said. “It doesn’t always translate directly into money. Sometimes the judge will work something out,” Garcia said. Williams said he hopes to see a long line at the municipal court before the roundup, as they did last year, which will mean people are making a responsible decision to work out a deal before being arrested. He said he would rather people deal with their tickets on their own; but for those who do not, the warrant roundup is the only other means of enforcement available. “I could care less if the municipal court takes in a dime on these tickets,” Williams said. “Everybody needs to get in and take care of these tickets, whatever disposition that is.”


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Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I Am Not —Arctic Monkeys With Strings: Live at Town Hall — Eels

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Other People’s Lives —Ray Davies Leaders of the Free World – Elbow

Rent — (PG-13) Rosario Dawson, Taye Diggs North Country — (R) Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand

The Weather Man — (R) Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine Domino — (R) Keira Knightly, Mickey Rourke

Trends Contact — Kyle Bradshaw,

links bands to fans By Maira Garcia The University Star MySpace isn’t just for friends anymore. The increasingly popular Web site is leading the revolution of do-it-yourself band promotion. MySpace, which touts more than 57 million users, has become a favorite promotional tool for musicians, from rising stars to award-winning acts. The consensus among local artists for its popularity is its easy use, free cost and power to connect to a wide audience. “MySpace has allowed us to spread our music throughout the U.S. with just a click of a button. It allows a band to put a whole Web site and electronic press kit into one HTML page,” said Ricky Restrepo, vocalist and guitarist for Austin band The Apse Affinity and Texas State alumnus. Not only is it easy for bands to use, it provides a way for fans to keep connected with their favorite artists. Unlike other music promotion Web sites, such as PureVolume, which only allows band profiles, MySpace allows anyone with a name and an email address to add a profile. Convenience plays a big fac-

ySpace has allowed us “M to spread our music throughout the U.S. with just a click

of a button. It allows a band to put a whole Web site and electronic press kit into one HTML page.”

— Ricky Restrepo vocalist and guitarist for The Apse Affinity and Texas State alumnus

tor for fans, according to John Mcgee, member of San Marcos band Kallisti Gold. “MySpace has such a huge network that almost everyone is on it nowadays. So unlike other Web sites, people already go to this one every day,” Mcgee said. MySpace’s rapid popularity gained more strength when media mogul Rupert Murdoch purchased it in July of 2005. Murdoch saw it as a way for his News Corporation to “engage with the online world,” according to a statement given at the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Washington, D.C last year. With MySpace being backed by the power and money of News Corporation, it has poured more resources into the music

sector of MySpace with features like the ability to download or stream songs, upload pictures, post blogs and upcoming tour dates and more. The front page of the Web site also features a different MySpace Music Pick every day. This Web site is capable of reinforcing promotion for superstar artists who can obtain it from various media, but it is a powerful tool for those who cannot. “We book 98 percent of our shows through MySpace. The site has completely revolutionized the way bands operate,” said Joshua Mills, applied sociology senior and member of Clap!Clap!. Mills said even though it sounds silly to him, his band

would not be where it is without MySpace. “I bet local bands from Texas never got random e-mails from people in Australia begging for you to play Down Under,” Mills said. MySpace has found a way for people to discover music they would otherwise never hear. Users can search for music by genre, band name and zip code, making the search for local artists even easier. In addition to providing free music, MySpace has even collaborated with Interscope Records to create a record label, MySpace Records. The label currently has a compilation

Matt Rael/Star photo illustration disc with artists like AFI, Fall Out Boy and Dashboard Confessional, but has begun signing bands found to be successful on MySpace, according to Universal Music Group reports. The MySpace music revolution has even changed the standard medium of a band Web site. Although seen as essential for promotion, band Web sites require someone with knowledge of HTML code and regular upkeep to be effective. MySpace has simplified the process and may even result in the phase out of standard band Web sites. “I really have neglected our

traditional Web site,, since we got on MySpace. I’m not sure if I’m completely ready to stop paying the monthly bill to leave it up, but I’m tempted,” said Jordan Berry, lead singer and guitarist of Plinko and a Texas State alumnus. Whether or not MySpace may turn out to be a fad spurred by teens and college students is left to the future. Right now, MySpace appears to be one of the makeovers the music industry has been hoping for in terms of transitioning to a technological age.

The Shape of Things evolves into creative, funny play By Katie Reed The University Star Hyde Park Theatre in Austin is curhosting ✯✯✯✯ rently the producThe Shape of tion of Neil Things LaBute’s Hyde Park TheThe Shape of atre Things, a very A Chick & A Dude entertaining, Productions witty and somewhat surprising and twisted play. LaBute’s The Shape of Things gained popularity when it was released as a movie starring Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol and Frederick Weller in 2003. It is a story about Adam,

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an awkward English student who meets and falls in love with Evelyn, a confident graduate student with an extreme view on art and life. Adam’s friend and former roommate, Phillip, and Phillip’s fiancé, Jenny, are skeptical of all the radical changes that Adam has made since dating Evelyn. The twists in the story come to life when old feelings are stirred up between Jenny and Adam. Feelings are hurt, revenge is sought, and true colors are shown. Throughout the play, controversial issues regarding art are brought to light. The story makes you think about the subjectivity of art and the boundaries of art, if there are any at all.

THEATER STARS: Kelsey Kling and Ben Wolfe star as Evelyn and Adam in the production of The Shape of Things at Hyde Park Theatre in Austin.

The story ends with a twist that will surprise you and leave you stunned and emotional. Hyde Park Theatre is a small theater with an intimate feel. The stage

Where the good meat is.

Courtesy of A Chick & A Dude Productions is close to and almost as big as the seating area that curves around it, giving the theater a very personal See SHAPE, page 5


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aura. The set design and props for this production are kept to a minimum and thus give the stage a simple, clean look. A couple of chairs, a table, a bench and a bed are the extent of the props that are used throughout the play. Although the props for the play are typical and minimal, the cast is quite the opposite. Each of the talented actors were perfectly cast for their roles, and all of them gave amazing performances. With the combination of his sweet, innocent look and a nervous stammer, Ben Wolfe plays the part of the self-conscious Adam and does so flawlessly.

Adam’s girlfriend, Evelyn, is played by Kelsey Kling. Kling’s performance as the sneaky, opinionated Evelyn is so convincing that I left the theater hating Kling, knowing good and well that she was just acting. The arrogant air that she had about her and the smug looks that were constantly on her face really brought the character of Evelyn to life. Melissa Livingston’s portrayal of the somewhat clueless and sweet Jenny is so genuine, and real it’s hard not to give her a hug after the play ends. Adam’s friend and Jenny’s fiancé, Phillip, is played by Chris Sykes. Sykes’s take on this role makes this normally detestable character a funny jerk who one

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can’t help but laugh at. These young, talented actors have an undeniable chemistry on stage that kept my eyes glued to them throughout the entire show. During the final scene of the play, after a huge plot twist has been revealed, a sea of emotions came over me. I was sad, confused, angry and on the verge of tears. And then, the Bright Eyes song “First Day of My Life” started playing. This song truly completed the play; and as I left the theater, I was on my phone, calling my friends and telling them to go see this play. The Shape of Things is running at 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, through March 11.

A dancer membered re A CHOREOGRAPHED EULOGY: Randi Miles performs in a dance entitled Eternal Spirits in the show Reminisce, A choreographic eulogy honoring Karen Earl at Evans Auditorium Thursday night. The dance was choreographed by Tammy Fife and dedicated to the memory of Karen Earl.

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quoteof the day “I don’t regret my past, nor do I wish to shut the door on my past. I think anyone who has made mistakes in their lives can be a viable member of community and society.”

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Dating can be a tricky beast OK, you cats of Bob, today I have an apology to offer. SHAWN A. I acciFREEMAN dentally Star Columnist “trickdated” somebody last Friday night. How do you accidentally trickdate, you ask? That’s like “accidentally” eating a bag of your roommate’s gingersnaps, or “accidentally” shooting your friend in the head on a hunting trip. Well, let me explain. I was talking to a young lady — we’ll call her Edelweiss — in one of my classes. We both needed to see a play for different classes. She being a very attractive young lady, who was 0.0003367 leagues tall and weighed 8.571 stone, and I being — you know — a guy, asked her if she wanted to go together. I didn’t really intend it to be a date, but in hindsight I sent out a lot of date-type signals and kind of painted myself as a trickdater. If you keep getting sent to sexual harassment seminars for no reason whatsoever like I do, you know that intent is irrelevant, and so I must come clean. Edelweiss, I trickdated you, and I apologize. I suspect she sniffed out the trickdate, though, and that is to her credit. She adopted correct anti-trickdate behavior — she paid for her half, wore jeans, was on time, had cigarettes in plain view and made sure our feet didn’t touch, even though we were sitting in a tiny theater. She did laugh at my jokes, but come on people, can you really blame her? If you are unclear, a trickdate occurs when one of the people on a two-person outing hopes the event will end in nudity while the other just hopes it will end soon. Simply

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Sometimes it’s just plain simple: A little sweat and elbow grease invested in building a stronger community does a student body good. In fact, it’s good for everyone — the student, the university, the community. With Bobcat Build, a student-run community service program, Texas State students will get that opportunity. The fourth annual Bobcat Build will take place on April 1, and will allow volunteers the opportunity to build ties with their community. While, Bobcat Build has had great success during the past three years, the effort to get young people to volunteer and be more involved in their community hasn’t. According to a press release provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 65.4 million people volunteered for an organization at least once between September 2004 and 2005. That’s 28.8 percent of the population, which is an impressive number. The press release continues, stating that at 34.5 percent of those 35 to 44 years old volunteered, making this demographic the most likely to give their time to an organization. Unfortunately, people in their early 20s were ranked dead last at 19.5 percent. It’s statistics like these that tend to give people a negative view about college-aged people. But programs like Bobcat Build give students the chance to prove others wrong. According to a Feb. 16 story in The University Star, more than 2,000 students lent a helping hand to the San Marcos community at about 120 different sites by volunteering for Bobcat Build. As our university grows in size, our bonds with the community can grow with them. Students and university employees who decide to become involved in Bobcat Build can ensure this. Even if you’re not a student or university employee, people from outside the university can register for the program and volunteer if they meet the approval of the officials. This year, volunteers can help out by raking leaves, trimming trees, painting houses and landscaping. According to The Star article, volunteers also took part in gardening, spring cleaning, graffiti removal, playground fix-ups, trail building and washing buses for the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District. Jobsite request forms for this year’s Build are due March 1, and participant forms are due on March 3. All participating individuals and representatives of each group must attend one of the meetings for Bobcat Build, which take place March 22 and 23 in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-7.1. The Star encourages students to sign up for this one-day event. Sign up with a student organization, or even a group of friends. In addition, businesses and members of the community should branch out and sponsor students in this program. According to the Bobcat Build Web page, sponsors are needed to donate items such as tools, paintbrushes, first aid kits, refreshments and more. The Star staff hopes to see more students and sponsors participate in this year’s Bobcat Build.

put, only one person knows they are on a date. A good trickdate invitation might sound like this: “Somebody gave me two tickets out of the blue to see the Chudley Cannons play at Monmouthshire. Do you want to go?” The idea the trickdater is trying to get across is that he is going to the event already, and why not invite somebody for the other ticket? It’s the old “act like you have no agenda to hide your agenda” routine. The two-ticket trickdate carries the added advantage of preventing the girl from bringing a friend

along to deflect the trick. A less cunning trickdater might pick a more wide-open event he hopes the girl will be into: “Hey I won a copy of The English Patient in a drawing at Best Buy. Do you want to come over and watch it?” If she brings her calculus notes and/or her less attractive friend, she’s on to you. Ladies, if fewer than three lights are on when you get to the guy’s apartment — you just got trickdated. Another reliable way to detect a trickdate is by listening to how each person describes the date

A few days ago, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said something in a press conference that actually managed to scare me. He was complainSEAN WARDWELL ing that the United Star Columnist States is losing the propaganda war against al-Qaida. scending, That is unacceptable! I will bad BS. not tolerate any other counFreevibe is, try or group having a better of course, BS stockpile than the United part of the States. It’s our No. 1 export, Office of and that’s just going too far. National But I remembered that I Drug Conhadn’t really looked at any trol Policy. homegrown propaganda I’m not lately. I’ve just been taking it ashamed to on faith that the richness and admit that quality of our BS surpassed I consider all others. Well, I looked and myself a discovered that it has not connoisseur of marijuana. been a bumper crop lately. I don’t believe in laws that Our BS has crossed over attempt to tell me what I from “believable until proven can and cannot do with my otherwise” straight to “You own body. That’s none of have got to be sh**ting me.” the government’s business, That’s how you can tell the and anyone who tells you difference between good and otherwise probably masturbad BS. Good BS will at least bates to Orwell. I don’t think string you along for a while. people should do hard drugs. For example, saying that we There’s nothing good about have evidence of weapons cocaine or heroin. Yet if you of mass destruction in Iraq really want to do that, I’m is good BS. Getting out of not going to tell you not to. perjury charges by debating That’s not my job, nor is it the meaning of the word “is” the government’s. The only is great BS. Good BS respects thing the government should its audience. Bad BS, howevbe interested in is telling you er, does not. Bad BS assumes what you can or can’t do to that we are all simple stupid another person. creatures that can be satisfied Looking over Freevibe, I with a few buzz words and could not help but be amazed pretty packaging. at how stupid these people The marijuana facts secthink kids are today. For extion at is a ample, the marijuana “facts” perfect example of condesection said the following:

“Smoking five joints a week is the equivalent of smoking an entire pack of cigarettes every day which, even in the short term, leads to lung and respiratory problems — wheezing, frequent chest colds and — yick! — a nasty phlegmmy cough. (sic)” Am I the only one who sees the dumb here? If we take five joints a week to be as bad as one pack of cigarettes a day, it seems like you are still doing less damage than if you actually did smoke a pack a day, which many people do. And for the record, if five joints in a week did as much damage as a pack of smokes a day, then why has the government not made cigarettes illegal? Why hasn’t anyone asked that question? If Uncle Sam wants to be, in the parlance of our times, all up in my business, why not go all the way? Another example of really bad BS is the assertion that buying cannabis supports terrorists. In a way, they are right. I can see how people who like to think for themselves could be seen as a terrorist threat by the current administration. Besides

what I can and cannot do with my own body. That’s none of the government’s business, and anyone who tells you otherwise probably masturbates to Orwell.

BOBCAT BUILDERS: Phi Upsilon Omicron members Abby Bell, Charme Karis and Allyson Miller help scrape down and repaint trashcan recepticals on The Square, during the 2005 Bobcat Build. Other members of the family and consumer science honors organization helped around the area by weeding flower beds and picking up trash.

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later to his or her friends. If one says, “Yeah, I guess it was OK,” but the other says, “We had so much fun together,” it was a trickdate. Some people create entire trick relationships. After two trickdates, you may hear them say, “I’ve been seeing him for a few weeks now,” or “I might be able to go; let me check with so and so,” or “I’m not gay; I’m married to Katie Holmes!” One last thing to remember: If you do resort to trickdating, make sure to trickdate out of your league. It’s always better to be the ugly one.

Government can’t get bad bull past the kids don’t believe Iattempt in laws that to tell me

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— Tom Malin, Democratic candidate for the Texas House of Representatives from Dallas, after revelations that he once worked as a prostitute. (Source: Houston Chronicle)

that, though, every pothead worth his salt knows that the good stuff is made here in the United States. Nothing against our friends on the other side of the border, but when it’s compressed in a tire and driven across the Rio Grande, it kinda loses its kick. That’s why I try to buy American whenever possible. I’m not saying that anyone should go out and smoke pot. I’m just saying that all is not as it seems most of the time. Cannabis, like anything, can be taken to extremes. However, I have never heard of one single death caused by overdosing on pot. I do, on the other hand, know lots of people who have drank and smoked themselves to an early grave. Yet, pot is illegal and tobacco and alcohol aren’t. Once again, why? Look it up. You’ll be surprised. One of my favorite people in the world to listen to is the late, great Bill Hicks. I think he put it better than I could when he said, “My final point about alcohol, about drugs, about pornography: What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see or take into my body as long as I don’t harm another human being whilst on this planet? And for those of you having a little moral dilemma on how to answer this, I’ll answer for you. None of your f**king business. Take that to the bank, cash it and take it on a vacation outta my f**king life. And stop bringing shotguns to UFO sightings — they might be here to pick me up and take me with ’em.”

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“Apparently he’s still in there. I believe that there was a danger of suicide — they had to take him to the hospital.” — Peter Schröcksnadel, Austrian Ski Federation president, on Monday night in reference to Walter Mayer, an Austrian ski coach who bolted the Winter Games following a surprise anti-doping raid and wound up in a psychiatric hospital. (Source: The Associated Press)

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Texas State takes win in record comeback By Nathan Brooks The University Star In the face of more than 1,000 screaming UT-San Antonio fans, Tamara Thompson stood alone at the free-throw line with just 3 seconds remaining in overtime, looking to break a 71-71 tie. Despite a career high of 30 points, she would need two more to seal off a record-breaking comeback against the Roadrunners, who had built what seemed to be an insurmountable 32-point lead late in the first half. Thompson calmly knocked down the first attempt and then the second to give Texas State a dramatic and much-needed 7371 win on the road against the Southland Conference’s thirdplace team. The senior ended the night with a career-high 32 points and 15 rebounds, and possibly the two biggest free throws of the season. The Roadrunners jumped out early, scoring the first 10 points of the game while Texas State struggled, missing on their first nine shot attempts. The Bobcats finally got on the board after a Thompson jumper with just more than 14 minutes remaining in the first half. UT-San Antonio answered quickly with a Lacy Mingee lay-up to push the lead back to double digits at 12-2. However, the run didn’t stop there. The Roadrunners continued to pour it on, building a 40-8 lead with 2:18 left in the first half. At halftime, Texas State looked like they would be heading back to San Marcos with their fifth straight road loss and their seventh defeat in conference play, trailing 42-15. The Bobcats shot a horrendous 22 percent from the field and scored a season low of 15 points in the first half of action.

Only three players scored in the half, with all but one point coming from either Thompson or Ashley Riley. The second half saw a completely different Texas State team, which in the first eight minutes of play cut the monstrous halftime deficit nearly in half behind a 21-9 run sparked by both Joyce Ekworomadu and Thompson. A Thompson free throw with 4:26 left in regulation sliced the Roadrunner lead to single digits, marking the closest the Bobcats had been since the score was 102 early in the first half. The Roadrunners missed seven of their last eight attempts from the field, and Texas State went on an 11-2 run to close out regulation capped off by a Thompson three-pointer with just 43 seconds left to tie the game up at 63. In overtime, Thompson placed the Bobcats on her back, scoring 8 of the team’s 10 points, including the pair of free throws to clinch the improbable comeback victory. Texas State got 13 points from Riley and 11 points and eight rebounds from Ekworomadu in the win. The previous women’s I-A record for a comeback victory was set by Oregon on March 4, 2000, when they erased a 22-point deficit in a win over Arizona. The Ducks trailed 55-33 with 16:20 remaining in the game and won 75-71 in overtime. The win leaves the Bobcats with a 14-9 record overall and an six wins six losses in the SLC. The Bobcats face a pair of the conference’s top teams at home this week when they take on Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday, and Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.

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Senior guard leads Bobcats to first conference victory By Ericka Hailey The University Star The Texas State men’s basketball team got it’s first conference win on Saturday after defeating I-35 rivals the UT-San Antonio Roadrunners (10-19, 5-8), 85-68. The Bobcats improved to 3-21 overall and 1-11 in the Southland Conference. Bobcat guard Lance Burroughs led the team to victory, scoring a career high of 25 points, shooting six of eight at the threepoint range. “It felt great. We wanted to come out against UTSA and make a statement that we’re a good team. It’s a big rivalry, and we wanted to come out with a win,” Burroughs said. “My teammates just got me so many open looks. They were cutting a lot of screens and looking for me, so I give them a lot of the credit.” The Bobcats won turnovers in the first half ,giving up only seven to the Roadrunner’s 17, but it was Texas State’s ability to produce 23 hustle points on fast breaks following Roadrunner turnovers that got them the early lead. Charles Dotson scored 15 points along with JuShay Rockett and Chris Langhorne, who added another 14 apiece. Rockett also aided the Bobcats with a team high of eight rebounds. “We haven’t had a whole lot of success this year, and from a coaches’ perspective, it was just a thrill to see our guys play like that,” said head coach Dennis Nutt. Kyile Byrd led the Roadrunners with 17 points. Abe Donlan scored 12 and Andre Owens, who came into the game averaging 17.6 points, was held to only 11. Nhem Ojougbon and Kurt Attaway also contributed 10 points for the Roadrunners. “We just tried to explain to them all week what an important game it was for us, and the guys came out with a sense of urgency and played with a lot of passion Saturday night,” Nutt said. The Bobcats got off to a good start with two three-pointers made by Rockett and Trevor Cook at the 18:45 mark. During the next three minutes, the Roadrunners made

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THREE-POINT HEAVEN: Senior guard Lance Burroughs hit six of eight three-pointers in a career-high 25-point performance Saturday night during the Bobcats’ 85-68 victory over Southland Conference rival UTSA.

an 11-3 run over the Bobcats, who soon bounced back with a 13-0 run, which was brought to an end as Andre Owens assisted Byrd with a three-pointer at 8:10 left in the half. The Bobcats led the Roadrunners 45-27 at the break. Burroughs dominated for the Bobcats in the second half, scoring 16 of 25 points, including four three-point shots. Rockett also grabbed four rebounds for the Bobcats. “It was one of those nights when he was feeling it. He wanted to be aggressive, and we have been looking for that all year, just for him to step out and take the shots when he gets the good looks,” Nutt said.

Byrd guided the Roadrunners in the second half with 11 points, and also contributed eight rebounds. “I’m proud for the guys ’cause they worked hard during the week; they took care of the basketball, and they did the things that are going to help them win,” Nutt said. In the previous four meetings, the Roadrunners had dominated the Bobcats. The Roadrunners had just come off a 74-71 win over UT-Arlington, the team that overpowered the Bobcats 83-64 back in January. The Bobcats will travel to Huntsville this Thursday to play the Sam Houston State.

Bobcat baseball defeats Prairie View in shortened schedule By Chris Boehm The University Star

A three-run fourth inning was all Texas State needed to get past Texas A&M-Prairie View, winning 7-1 Sunday in the lone contest of what originally was planned as a two-game series. Temple College transfer David Wood added a home run in the fifth, seeing his first action of the season. The junior finished 3-4 with a run, including a single in the second inning, his first ever Division I plate appearance. “You just want to go out there and hit the ball hard, and hopefully get a good piece of it,” Wood said. “I just was trying to get on base and help the team.” Friday and Saturday’s games were moved to Sunday as part of a doubleheader, but because of cold weather the teams ultimately settled on one game at Bobcat Field. Down 1-0 in the fourth frame, the Bobcats used four consecutive singles to take the lead for good in front of the 201 fans who braved the winter weather. “We’re mainly a single-hitting team right now, but I think our barrels are going to come open during the season as we get more confident with who we’re going to be,” said head coach Ty Harrington. “David was definitely a surprise, and to me that (home run) sepa-

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PITCHING TO VICTORY: Senior pitcher Scott Moore pitched five innings, giving up only one hit, one earned run and unearned run, in Texas State’s 7-1 victory against Prairie View A&M Sunday in San Marcos.

rated the game. Obviously, it wasn’t over at that point; but after scoring three in the fourth, you could see us settle in and start to play better.” With an out in the inning, Kyle Jones

started things on a bunt single and stolen base. Catcher Cody Merrell knocked in the center fielder on a single up the middle, then advanced to second when Panther pitcher Matthew Chase bobbled the throw from the outfield. Merrell, the team’s offensive leader, finished 1-1 with three hit-by-pitches, pushing his total to a club-high seven. “He’s pretty good at that,” Harrington said of his bean leader. “What people don’t re-

alize is getting hit by a pitch is an art. It’s about not having fear, and Cody is willing to take one to get to first. A lot of people won’t, because it’s hard to let yourself get hit. It’s not natural.” Luke Cannon stepped up to the plate next, and while at bat, a wild pitch moved Merrell over to third. The miscue allowed Cannon to bring in his teammate on a 1-0 single to right field. The final hit of the inning came from third baseman Adam Witek, moving Cannon to third base. The right fielder scored on Chase’s second error of the frame, an errant pick-off throw to first that rolled behind the Panthers’ Eugene Edwards. An inning later, Wood blasted a 2-out first pitch from Michael Vega to rightcenter. “I’m usually a first-pitch fastball hitter, and if that’s what I see, I’m going to take a hack at it,” Wood said. “They had been pitching me outside most of the day, and when it got up over the plate, I wanted to take as big a swing as I could.” For his troubles, Chase moved to 02 on the year, pitching just one inning on a day when Prairie View sent seven players to the mound. The Panthers hadn’t played for almost a week, and the coaches were looking to get their pitchers extra game time. Texas State got a solid pitching performance from starter Scott Moore, who improved to 2-0 after throwing five innings of one-run baseball on four hits, no walks and eight strikeouts. “I thought Scott did a good job. He was frustrated early, and we had (Merrell) behind the plate catching his first collegiate game,” Harrington said. “Scott fought through the frustration, though, and that’s something he hadn’t done in the past.” The senior was able to shake off the slow start and retire 11 of the final 13

batters he faced, looking impressive during a second-inning jam. After scoring its only run in the first frame, Prairie View looked to do more damage with men on the corners and one out. Moore then struck out right fielder Johnny Giles and ended the threat by getting Michael Richard swinging on a 2-2 pitch. Merrell, the team’s usual first baseman, took position behind the plate so the coaches could rest ailing Dawid Bednarek, all the while allowing Wood his chance to shine after stepping into the void at first. “Bednarek’s got a pulled muscle in his back right now,” Harrington said. “Plus, we’ve got to develop some depth. Lance Schramm’s going to get back there too. I thought Cody got better as the game went on, and we can’t expect Dawid to catch every day.” The bullpen stayed on a roll following last Tuesday’s win over Texas Christian University, when it retired 19 straight Horned Frogs to end the game. Justin Fiske, Jason Baca and B.J. Boening combined to throw four scoreless innings Sunday, allowing just one hit and a walk. “Fiske did good holding them down, as did Jason,” Harrington said. “It was also good to get B.J. in there. He hadn’t pitched since the (Feb. 5 UT) PanAmerican game, and he didn’t throw well. I thought his direction and desire were better (Sunday).” Texas State scored three insurance runs in the seventh and eighth innings, taking advantage of a mistake-prone Panthers squad that committed five errors on the day. Wednesday, the Bobcats head to Austin to play No.7-ranked Texas. The defending national champs enter the game 5-5 after a 5-1 loss to Stanford. Game time is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Disch-Falk Field.

02 21 2006  
02 21 2006