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By Magen Gray The University Star The research laboratory may look like an ordinary office lined with telephones and computer screens, but Room 331 in the Texas State Health Science Center is home to the only Physical Therapy Department Telehealth Program in the nation. The Texas State Telehealth Program began three years ago when Texas State alumna Patti Sue Harrison wanted to show her appreciation to the school with a grant from her PSH Foundation in Wimberley. Harrison graduated with a degree in clinical laboratory science, and her foundation supports health in Texas communities. Dr. Donald K. Shaw, Telehealth Program director and physical therapy associate professor, said he was in the right place at the right time. In 2003, he presented the Teleheath Program to the PSH Foundation and received the first grant of $204,000 to get the program started at Texas State. Telehealth is a system that transmits a patient’s medical information from one location to another using a telephone line.

Bridgette Cyr/Star photo Texas musicians. The event featured artists Radney Foster, Miss Lavelle White, Mingo Saldivar, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Aaron Allan and Rosie Flores. See story on Page 4.

Texas Music History UnPlugged, a concert organized by the history department and the College of Liberal Arts, brought an audience of about 500 to the LBJ Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday night to watch a lively collaborative effort by well-known

San Marcos parents arrested for murder of infant By Anna Heffley The University Star

Parents of a 2-monthold girl were arrested and charged with capital murder in her death last week. Cipriano Gonzales IV and Esther Marie Gonzales, both 23, were arrested by San Marcos and local police March 17 in Holland, Michigan. The Gonzales’ had lived in Michigan until they moved to San Marcos March 3 and returned there shortly after the infant’s death, said Sgt. Penny Dunn of the San Marcos Police Department. “They went back to Michigan after she died, and Detectives Scott Johnson and Brandon Winkenwerder went to Michigan to continue the investiga-

when they were unable to resuscitate Cynthea, which they should have been able to based on what the parents told them happened, Dunn said. Justice of the Peace Margie Hernandez ordered an autopsy, which found the infant died of severe head Esther Gonzales Cipriano Gonzales trauma, including a fractured skull. tion,” Dunn said. The autopsy also showed Dunn said the infant, Cynthea evidence of multiple healed Gonzales, was taken to Central rib fractures, a sign of previous Texas Medical Center by an abuse. ambulance on March 11 and Hernandez said she could pronounced dead at 6 p.m. not comment at this time, since The Gonzales’ told doctors this is still an ongoing investithey had been trying to feed gation. and burp Cynthea when she The Gonzales’ other child, stopped breathing and went a 3-year-old daughter, was unconscious. placed in the custody of relaDoctors became suspicious tives in Michigan.

Dunn said she shows no clear sign of injuries. Michigan police said the Gonzaleses have requested extradition hearings that likely will be scheduled for midApril. Michigan Judge Brad Knoll denied bond and the couple remains in the Ottawa County Jail, police said. This is a capital murder case because it involves the death of a person younger than 6 years of age. Dunn said this is the second murder in San Marcos in five months, and these were the firsts since 2003. “It seems like it goes in cycles,” Dunn said. “We won’t have any for awhile, and then we have a couple in just a short time.”

The program is especially useful for heart or lung disease patients who cannot travel to medical centers, have no insurance or have a low income. Shaw said most Telehealth patients suffer from either congestive heart failure or an irregular heartbeat that prevents them from having an active lifestyle. “Enhancing the quality of life is one of the goals of physical therapy,” Shaw said. After patients are approved for the program, a kit is delivered to their home. This system includes a modem box, a telephone cord, headphones and a small transmitter box to place on their body while exercising. The system acts like a telephone, and with the touch of a button the patient is connected with the Telehealth research lab, where their voice and data are transmitted into a computer from the telephone line. As the patients exercise, the technology monitors the readings, and the patient can speak with the physical therapist through the telephone line. Shaw said the 10 diagnosed patients under the Telehealth Program’s care are monitored See TELEHEALTH, page 3

David Racino /Star photo HEALING HIGHWAY: Donald K. Shaw, Telehealth Program director and physical therapy associate professor, demonstrates how the Telehealth system, which transmits a patient’s medical information from one location to another using a telephone line, works.

Child pornography on Feasibility study to determine funding for iPod gives evidence for planned construction of new fine arts center grand jury indictment By Clayton Medford The University Star

By Kathy Martinez The University Star

using computer forensics to find evidence. This is the first case handled by the Texas Ron James GuzAttorney General’s man, a former Texas office involving an State student, was inoffender who stored dicted on March 1 by child pornography on a Hays County grand an iPod, a portable jury on nine counts music device that can of possession of child Ron Guzman be used to store phopornography and six tos, videos and music. counts of promotion of child pornography. “Innovative technology has Guzman, who was arrested made electronic recordings and on Jan. 11, stored several sexu- photographs more portable and ally lewd videos of children on accessible,” said Texas Attorhis iPod, which was confiscated ney General Greg Abbott in an from his San Marcos residence e-mail. “Unfortunately, sexual after the Texas Attorney Gener- predators are taking advantage al’s Cyber Crime Unit investiga- of these new developments in tors and the San Marcos Police order to exploit children.” Department executed a search Hays County Assistant Diswarrant in April 2005. The nine trict Attorney Wesley Mau said months that elapsed between the there are various cases pendexecution of the search warrant See INDICTMENT, page 3 and Guzman’s arrest were spent

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The Texas State University System Board of Regents have authorized a feasibility study, moving forward the construction of the proposed Fine Arts and Communication Center on the Texas State campus. The center is a large part, both financially and physically, of the 2006-2015 Campus Master Plan. Texas State hired California-based design firm Pfeiffer Partners to conduct the feasibility study for a fee of no more than $300,000, according to a press release. The firm designed the recently constructed 64,000 square feet. Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center at the University of Oklahoma and has several projects in progress worldwide. The current plans for the center dedicate 125,000 square feet along University Drive, the space currently occupied by Falls and Sterry Halls, for its construction. The Master Plan referred to the proposed center as the “front door” of the university and said the building “must welcome the San Marcos community.” Nancy Nusbaum, vice president of Finance and Support Systems and Campus

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Rendering courtesy of Media Relations Master Plan project manager said feedback from the community is an important part of the design process. “What we are looking for, what they want to see in the center — what kind of theater should be in it and what kind of performances they would attend,” Nusbaum said. The relief efforts along the Gulf Coast following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have affected the development of the center. “The hurricanes have had a significant impact on not only how much materials are costing, but the available labor as well,” Nusbaum said. The initial cost estimate of the center is $50 million, but Nusbaum said the feasi-



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bility study will provide a more accurate estimate. Funding for the center will come primarily from private donations, with only 25.5 percent coming from higher education assistance funds from the state. “That’s the main purpose of the feasibility study — to try to find people that are interested in funding the center,” Nusbaum said. Nusbaum could not give a specific time for completion of the study, which was authorized in February, but estimates the study to be complete in six to nine months. The $12.75 million will be spent between 2009 and 2012, by which time Nusbaum said construction of the center should be complete. Construction plans for the center are split into two phases. The first phase will focus on new space for the School of Music and could include a 1,600-seat performance hall, a music recital hall with seating for 400, choral rehearsal space, two band halls, practice rooms and faculty office space, according to a press release. The second phase will focus on the Department of Theatre and Dance and could include two dance studios, a 350-seat theater, a black box theSee FEASIBILITY, page 3

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Wednesday in Brief

March 22, 2006

campushappenings Noted C.S. Lewis scholar to speak at Texas State Jerry Root, nationally and internationally recognized C.S. Lewis author and scholar, will deliver a free public lecture titled “C.S. Lewis’s Big Ideas: Chronicles of A Master Communicator” at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in Centennial Hall, Room GO2. Root is co-author of The Quotable C.S. Lewis, one of the bestselling reference books about Lewis. He teaches at Wheaton College in Illinois and has lectured on Lewis at conferences and universities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Interest in C.S. Lewis has dramatically increased following the

release of the highly successful movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Steven Beebe, chair of the department of communication studies at Texas State said, “We are fortunate to have Dr. Root speak to our students about the ideas C.S. Lewis communicated in his writing and speaking. He is one of the foremost Lewis scholars in the nation.” The lecture is sponsored by the Texas State department of communication studies. For additional information, contact Beebe at or (512) 245-2165. — Courtesy of Media Relations

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EVENTS Clubs & Meetings Wednesday The Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship meeting will be at 8:30 p.m. in Old Main, Room 320. ACOA/Dysfunctional Families Group will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Counseling Center. The Network, promoting healthy attitudes and behavior, will meet at 6 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1. Thursday Facing the Fear: An Anxiety/ Panic Group, will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Counseling Center. Earth First will meet at 4 p.m. in Evans Liberal Arts 312. New members are welcome.

Events Wednesday The Catholic Student Center will have The Rock Praise & Worship at 7:30 p.m. in the CSC chapel. The Catholic Student Center will have a Lenten Penance Service at 7 p.m. in the CSC chapel.

Arts & Entertainment Thursday Southwest Baroque Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets are $2 for the general public and $1 for students. Hill Country Artists Series will feature John Salmon, pianist:

The Music of Dave Brubeck, at 7:30 pm at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center in Kyle. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students and senior citizens.

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1457 - The Gutenberg Bible became the first printed book.

Jennifer Beauregard senior clarinet recital will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the recital hall.

1638 - Anne Hutchinson, a religious dissident, was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Fredy Solis senior clarinet recital will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday in the recital hall.

1872 - Illinois became the first state to require sexual equality in employment.

Jeffrey Keys & Wallace Stanley joint junior recital will take place at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the recital hall.

Miscellaneous Wednesday There will be Bobcat Build information meetings today and Thursday in LBJSC, Room 37.1. Individuals and group members must all stop by between 5 and 8 p.m.

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.

David Racino/Star photo Geography and environmental studies senior Ryan Janway takes advantage of the beautiful weather by adjusting the pocket on his lacrosse stick at Sewell Park on Tuesday afternoon.

CRIME BL TTER University Police Department March 13, 8:15 a.m. Driving while License Invalid/Aquarena Springs Drive A police officer made contact with a vehicle for a traffic stop. Upon further investigation, a non-student was arrested for driving while license invalid and transported to Hays County Law Enforcement Center to await magistration. March 13, 5:54 p.m. Public Intoxication/ Jowers Access A police officer made contact with a non-student who appeared intoxicated. The non-student was arrested for public intoxication and transported to HCLEC to await

magistration. March 14, unknown hour Theft: Under $50/ Student Recreation Center A student reported to a police officer that his personal property had been stolen. This case is under investigation. San Marcos Police Department March 20, 8:42 a.m. Burglary of a Building/ 2601 McCarty Lane Construction trailer was burglarized sometime during the weekend. March 20, 3:20 p.m. Fraud/2300 Interstate 35 Subject forged prescriptions at local pharmacies.

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

ASG Beat Candidates sought for upcoming election The Associated Student Government is looking for senators to run in the upcoming election. Applications are available at the ASG Web site and must be turned in by 5 p.m. Friday. Students intending to run must attend one of the following information sessions, which are held at 1 p.m. on Friday in George’s or at 5 p.m. on Monday on the fourth floor of the LBJ Student Center in Lilly’s Lounge. Students running for senator or representative must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of candidacy. Any students planning to run for president or vice president must meet a minimum GPA of 2.75 at the time of candidacy. As announced in Monday night’s meeting, there will be a pilot program sponsored by

1895 - Auguste and Louis Lumiere showed their first movie to an invited audience in Paris. 1903 - Niagara Falls ran out of water because of a drought.

USA Today offering free newspapers to students. The pilot program will begin on March 27 and conclude on April 1. Papers that will be available include USA Today, The New York Times and the San Antonio Express-News. USA Today representatives will be in The Quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 27 to answer questions regarding the program. Full implementation will depend on student desire and usage during this pilot time. Newspapers can be picked up at various locations on campus including the LBJSC, the Student Recreation Center, Alkek Library, the Academic Services Building and Jones Dining Hall. Students are always encouraged to visit the ASG office with any questions, concerns or comments. — Courtesy of ASG


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Land purchase plan spurs heated debate for commissioners By Kathy Martinez The University Star After approving several agenda items Tuesday morning, the Hays County Commissioners Court heard comments from Charles O’Dell, president of the Hays Community Action Network, concerning a possible action authorizing the county judge to execute a purchase and sale agreement relating to lots in the Roger Hanks Park Subdivision to be used as a location for a new Precinct 4 office.

Before passing the action item, the subject generated much discussion in the court. The item, presented to the court by Commissioner Russ Molenaar, 4th precinct, proposes the office’s location in the west area of Dripping Springs. “The location for the project is not ideal because a predominant portion of the constituents live east of Dripping Springs,” O’Dell told the court. O’Dell also expressed concern about what he felt was an unnecessary excessive cost for the plan.

INDICTMENT: Attorney general’s office cracks down on sexual offenders CONTINUED from page 1

“If he is set for trial that day, I would estimate a possible triing against Guzman, some of al date in June, although that which are being handled by the is just a guess, because cases attorney general’s office that like this can take much longer has an Inthan that ternet ofto resolve,” fender unit Mau said. that hanPromodles cases tion of of Internet child porpredators nography of children. is a secAccordond-deing to the gree felony Texas Attorpunishable ney Generby as many al’s office, as 20 years a search in a state warrant for prison and Guzman’s a fine of up apartment to $10,000. was issued Possesafter receivsion is a ing a tip third-defrom the —Texas Attorney General gree felony National Greg Abbott punishable Center for by as many Missing and Exploited Chil- as 10 years in a state prison and dren that Guzman was posting a fine of up to $10,000. pornographic images of chilSince Abbott took office in dren online. 2002, his administration has “After the search, a warrant arrested more than 400 sexual was issued for his arrest, which offenders involving children, was served in January, along including 38 convictions with the aggravated sexual as- against men on child pornogsault of a child and indecency raphy charges. with a child charges, which Attorney general prosecutor were filed and are being pros- Angela Goodwin could not be ecuted by our offices,” Mau reached for comment. said. Guzman is currently beAll of Guzman’s cases are ing held in the Hays County currently set for pre-trial hear- Jail under bonds totaling ing April 5. $730,000.

nnovative “I technology has made electronic

recordings and photographs more portable and accessible. Unfortunately, sexual predators are taking advantage of these new developments in order to exploit children.”

“I don’t see why acreage couldn’t be purchased closer to the people in precinct 4 at a lower expenditure since this is going to cost taxpayers money,” O’Dell said. While O’Dell suggested that land could be purchased for $30,000 or less, Molenaar said the intended land is appraised at $150,000 for both lots. “We are trying to add to our building because our offices are growing,” Molenaar said. “My goal is to be more accessible to my constituents, and the lots are more or less located near the people if

you go by election boxes in precincts that are east and west of Dripping Springs.” Commissioner Susie Carter, Precinct 2, asked Molenaar to consider a more affordable area. “It is hard to vote on this matter without showing the court other options,” Carter said. “ The price just seems so high.” Molenaar said he will continue to look into other options if the court desires him to do so, but said it will be difficult. “I guarantee you will not find an acre of land for $20,000 today,” Mole-

naar said. O’Dell said he would like to defer the matter until more public input is presented. The court also approved setting an effective date for courthouse parking enforcement and establishment of fines, which currently fines violators $60 for exceeding the two hour parking limit. Molenaar motioned with court approval for the date to be made effective immediately with the exception that no citations will be issued during Commissioners Court meetings.

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ater and faculty office space. All details are contingent on the feasibility study and the designs to be produced by Pfeiffer Partners. Director of the School of Music Joe Stuessy said the new recital hall would provide a much needed upgrade to his school. “The primary (change) is appropriate performance space,” Stuessy said. “The recital hall that’s typically a part of a school like ours usually seats anywhere from 300 to 500 people. What we use now is basically a large teaching classroom that seats 150 people,

has no backstage at all and only has one real entrance for the audience. It’s simply not a recital hall.” Stuessy said the move from the aging Evans Auditorium to the 1,600-seat performance hall would be a major improvement. “(Evans Auditorium) is certainly not state of the art – there are problems with the sound, problems with the lights, problems with the curtains,” Stuessy said. Pfeiffer Partners’ involvement in the project will be extensive. The university has directed the company to produce a cost estimate, a construction timetable, renderings and a three-dimensional model of their

design and presentation tools for use by the university for fundraising. The firm’s proposal was selected from 23 other proposals reviewed by a committee made up of the Dean of the College of Fine Arts Richard Cheatham, Stuessy, Nusbaum and several other university officials. All new construction proposals included in the Campus Master Plan stalled when the Texas Legislature failed to approve $183 million in student revenue bonds for funding during the 79th regular session and two special sessions in 2005. Nusbaum said she hopes to receive funding from the state for projects in the upcoming special session.

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one-on-one. Shaw said he juggles both teaching as a professor and directing the program, and the $150,000 grant recently received from the PSH Foundation will aid in running the program by providing more help from students and faculty. Graduate student Bryan Green is serving his clinical rotation by working with the Telehealth Program, another benefit only offered with the Texas State Telehealth Program. He is the seventh graduate student to choose this option as his required lab work. Green and Shaw said helping with this program makes sense for any physical therapy student with computer experience. Green said he sought out the program after hearing he could participate in it. The Telehealth system reaches


ithin the next five to 10 years, many physical therapists will spend a portion of their time behind a monitor. There aren’t enough physical therapists to go around, so we either give the patients something, or they get nothing.”

—Donald K. Shaw, Telehealth Program director and physical therapy associate professor

anywhere in Texas; the current patients live in Kyle, Dale, San Antonio and Wimberley, and one is a Texas State student. Shaw said that Gloria Riddle, a patient in Dale, spent 13 years in bed because she was afraid her irregular heartbeat would lead to severe problems, as no doctor was able to help her condition. Riddle saw a Telehealth television segment and called Texas

State to find out how she could get on the Telehealth Program. After monitoring Riddle’s blood pressure, which dropped during exercise, and undergoing further examinations at a hospital, she became familiar with her situation and started working at a local food bank. In July 2005, a Celebration of Life event brought physicians, patients and grant donators of the Telehealth Program togeth-

er in an emotional meeting. Shaw said physical therapists are not typically Telehealth operators. Physical therapy usually involves hands-on treatment, and Telehealth provides the ability to correct problems without touching the patients. “Within the next five to 10 years, many physical therapists will spend a portion of their time behind a monitor,” Shaw said. “There aren’t enough physical therapists to go around, so we either give the patients something, or they get nothing.” Shaw said the department is proactive in finding alternate ways to deliver physical therapy. “Like it or not, the age of telemedicine is here, and we can reach a far greater number of people with it,” Shaw said. Complete grant support and gifts for the Telehealth Program total $638,000.



If you could interview any musician, who would it be?

“Bob Marley, because his music is awesome.”

“Jimmy Page, because Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock band ever.”

— Andrew Koller marketing freshman

— Mikey Noble music-sound recording technology freshman

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Trends Contact — Kyle Bradshaw,

“Jim Morrison from The Doors, because I really enjoy his music, and I’d like to know the motivation behind it.” — Josh Zapata English freshman Compiled by David Rancino

Music history unfolds onstage during UnPlugged 6 By Kyle Bradshaw The University Star A renowned lineup of singers and songwriters performed for Texas Music History UnPlugged 6 on Tuesday night at the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. Since its beginning in 2000, the UnPlugged series has become a popular concert event, in which its famous guests sit together in a semi-circle onstage to perform and discuss their music. On the bill for UnPlugged 6 was Miss Lavelle White, Mingo Saldivar, Terri Hendrix with her collaborator Lloyd Maines, Aaron Allan and Rosie Flores. With his latest album, This World We Live In, set for release on April 4, country singer and songwriter Radney Foster hosted the event. “This is one of the neatest nights of music I’ve ever been involved with,” Foster said. The night was a celebration of the influence and artistry of music from Texas and the Southwest, as an assortment of musical styles like blues and folk con-

he first day I reached the campus, “T it was so pretty. There was a soul when I got here; everyone seemed to play songs and write songs.”

— Terri Hendrix Grammy winner and Texas State alumna

verged on each song during the two-hour jam session. To begin the evening, Foster introduced each artist before they performed one of their songs. He called White a “tremendous R&B singer” before she opened the evening with a song that asked the audience to “boogie all night long.” Before playing her first song with Maines, Hendrix spoke about how Texas influenced her music. “Being a native Texan is really important when doing folk music,” Hendrix said, before saying that the wide variety of influences in Texas allows musicians to “do whatever music you want

to do.” After each musician went through a song, Foster went through the line again, asking each artist a question, which had been submitted by a student before the show. White spoke about the trials she’s endured as a black musician. “I can relate to anyone going through any tribulations because I’ve dealt with it all my life because I’m black,” White said. “But I have no prejudice in my heart.” Texas State alumna and Grammy winner Hendrix spoke about her memories of being in school. “The first day I reached the campus, it was so pretty. There

was a soul when I got here; everyone seemed to play songs and write songs.” Hendrix said, before speaking about her fondest memory, which came when she gathered “the courage to play songs in front of other songwriters.” Before playing his song “Truth Number One,” which was recorded by Willie Nelson, Allan was asked about the changing face of music with the increased influence of new technology like the iPod. “Music is music is music,” Allan said. “I think the problem today is we have too much religion and not enough spirituality.” Allan continued by telling about when he first performed “Truth” for Nelson in 1970 in San Antonio. “He took (the song) right way,” Allan said. He also added that Nelson attempted to perform the song that same night at a show, but forgot the words halfway through. When asked about his style of conjunto music, button accordi-

onist Saldivar talked about how his parents influenced his playing and where he has traveled to play his music. “Music has taken me to a lot of places I could never afford to go to,” Saldivar said about playing in Jerusalem, Africa and Brazil. Foster talked about the emotions he feels when he hears other musicians record the songs he’d written. “Sometimes it’s difficult because they don’t do so great of a job,” Foster said jokingly. “Other times, it’s incredibly emotional in a positive way,” he added before talking about when another artist recorded a song he’d written for his son. Before each song, an artist would shout the song’s key before starting, allowing anyone else on stage to join in. At times, this led to all out jams, as it did

during one of White’s songs, in which she instructed each performer when to enter and exit with a solo. At other moments, like when Allan performed a new song, “In A Time,” alone on his 12-string guitar, the musicians simply sat in the background, tapping their feet along with the song. After commending Texas State for its music program, Foster spoke about his experience getting into music. “When I grew up, you dropped out of college to get into the music business,” Foster said. Before the whole lineup closed with his song “Texas in 1880,” Foster talked about how each of the artists had persevered to become a musician. “They worked hard at their instruments and their passion,” Foster said. “And their dreams became a reality.”

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Singer and songwriter Radney Foster looks on as he and other Texas musicians gathered to perform Tuesday evening at the LBJ Ballroom during Texas Music History Unplugged.

Bridgette Cyr/ Star photo

A.D. Brown/Star photo SINGIN’ HER SONG: R&B veteran Miss Lavelle White belts out a tune during Texas Music Unplugged. White sang about the trials in her life while growing up as a female African-American musician in the South.

V for Vendetta lashes out at oppressive leadership with vengeance By Katie Reed The University Star

er that could leave audiences a little uneasy. Written and produced by The Matrix’s Andy and Larry Wachowski, Vendetta takes place in London in 2012, where the British government has drastically changed. An irrational, dictator-like chancellor (John Hurt) is head of the government. The chancellor’s harsh, invasive laws and cruel punishments have caused the British people to feel a hushed, nervous hatred for the feared government. Enter

the hero of the story: V. V (Hugo Weaving) is a mysterious masked anarchist who A l a n passionately strives to expose Moore’s most corruption in the government film recent bookand overthrow the harsh rule review t u r n e d of the chancellor. While wear✯✯✯✯ movie V for ing the mask of a famous poV for Vendetta Ve n d e t t a , litical activist who was unjustly Dir.: James starring executed in the 17th century, V McTeigue Natalie Portseeks revenge on former emStars: Natalie man, is an acployees of a detention center Portman, Hugo tion-packed, where he endured cruel and Weaving thought-prounusual punishment. Rated: R voking thrillWhen Evey (Portman) is attacked by British officials as she’s walking through London after curfew, V comes to her rescue. After being saved from guaranteed imprisonment, Evey’s life is completely changed forever, and she is forced to confront her fears and take a stand against evil. Throughout the film, the British are given hope and courage as V seeks revenge in order to gain truth and freedom for all of Great Britain. The movie is full of action-heavy scenes with blood and gore, as V brutally murders British officials and former government employees. In addition to the bloody Courtesy of Warner Brothers brutality, there are also graphic scenes of mutilated bodies CONFRONTING FEAR: As Evey, Natalie Portman plays a follower at the detention center where of masked anarchist V (Hugo Weaving) in V for Vendetta. V was detained. These scenes,

along with other prison scenes, leave lasting impressions and are reminders of a harsh, unjust reality that some people actually endure. While watching Vendetta, it’s hard not to notice similarities between the future British government that is portrayed in the film and the present United States government. In the movie, British citizens no longer have the privacy that they once had. Many places are bugged, allowing the government to hear every word that is said. There are also surveillance cameras recording citizens’ every move in office buildings and streets throughout London. Although the U.S. government hasn’t quite gone this far, Vendetta forces viewers to become cautiously aware of what it would be like to lose the freedoms that are often taken for granted. Will there eventually be cameras around every street corner in America? Will it be impossible to have a conversation with someone without government officials listening to every word? Some might be quick to say, “No,” but V for Vendetta forces viewers to realize what it would be like if these invasions of privacy became reality.

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Solutions for March 9:

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“That, of course, is an objective, and that will be decided by future presidents and future governments of Iraq.” — President George W. Bush on the prospects of a full withdrawal of troops from Iraq. (Source: International Herald Tribune)

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All can benefit from new bill regarding public documents

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Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, told executives at the Texas Daily Newspaper Association’s conference on Monday that he is making efforts to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act. Cornyn, along with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-New York, has cosponsored the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act. The bill, S.394, calls for the deadlines for government agencies to respond to records requests to change from 30 days to 20. The bill also seeks to allow those seeking records to have easier access to information about their requests. Agencies would have to create a phone and/or Web site that would allow requestors to receive status updates. The bill would strength penalties for those agencies that drag their feet on compliance. Much has been made of President Bush’s administration and the perception of a more closed government, but Cornyn believes this has long been a problem prior to this president. “Any party in power is always reluctant to share information out of the understandable, but ultimately unpersuasive fear of arming one’s enemies and detractors,” Cornyn said in a March 21 story from The Associated Press. “If a good reason exists — and there are some — to keep something closed, it is the government that should bear the burden to prove that need and not the other way around.” For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Freedom of Information Act and what it means to you, here’s a basic primer: The FOIA was enacted in 1966 to allow the public access to federal documents, records or information. With some exceptions, a number of documents are available for usually nominal fees of copying and research. While FOIA is designed for federal records, the states have their own legislation. Texans have the Open Records Act, which essentially works as FOIA for state records and information. Cornyn also said he wanted to “bring a little Texas sunshine” to the federal act. Governments and individuals have long used the term “sunshine” to signify the opening of records to the citizenry. While the passage of the Cornyn-Leahy bill might seem like it’s only beneficial for journalists, it’s not. Information, such as crime reports, is beneficial. If you’re planning on moving to a new neighborhood and judging the safety of the area, you might want to know if you’re representative is accepting campaign contributions from conflicting companies, or you might just want to know the decisionmaking process your lawmakers follow when deciding on something that affects you. The passage of this act will not only make government more open, but it is hoped that it will prompt more independent investigation into the inner workings of our government, not only from journalists, but from all who are affected by our government.

Education effects learning how to make marriage work

During Spring cording to the Break, I visited with Teen Care Censome friends whom ter, people with I hadn’t seen in quite more education a while, and it ocare more likely to curred to me how marry and not dimany of my friends vorce. According are either married to one calculation, KELSEY VOELKEL with kids or are of those women Star Columnist about to get married. who finished high Of the seven couschool, married ples I know who are about to before having a child and had get married, four of them are a child after the age of 20, only younger than me. This got me eight percent end up being to realize how much pressure poor. is placed on people in today’s When I read this, I wasn’t era if they aren’t married or really all that surprised at how engaged before the age of 30. education in one’s life can Society usually labels people actually affect one’s marriage who are still single at 30 with and whether or not it will last. titles such as “spinster” or I began thinking that the stress “forever bachelor.” I think it is of the situation is what changa lot simpler for a man to rees it all; the circumstance of main single through this prime being a mother before becomthan it is for woman. For a ing a bride might add stress man, it is considered cool and and tension to the marriage. I desirable to remain a bachelor; also found on the same Web but for a woman, if she isn’t site another piece of informamarried or at least engaged be- tion that relates a person’s fore the age of 30, people get it educational background to in mind that she will be single the likelihood of one getting a for the rest of her life, and that divorce later in life. she will live in a house miles According to the site, people from civilization with 80 cats with more education are more to keep her company. likely to marry and not diWhile browsing online, I vorce. I think as people graducame across some statistics ate high school and attend concerning teen marriages college they get this ardent and how it correlates with a understanding of stress and person’s education in life. Ackeen knowledge of how it is

much better to simplify things as much as possible. Through this, teenagers and college students develop experience and practice with relationships and learn how to work through tough times and low points. As people get older, they develop patience and empathy for their partner, and they grow stronger and wiser through the experience with stress. This is something that has developed throughout time and with each generation. We remember our parents and our grandparents telling us stories of how things were back in their day and how they never did this or that when they were our age. Back in their day, the idea of marriage had a much different meaning than it does now; not better or worse, but just different. The idea of marriage has changed considerably since then, and the values back then don’t really exist anymore, or are barely recognized. Back then, divorce was considered an abomination and marriage was forever. It was considered inappropriate for women to call men, or to sit in a parked car with a man and women were expected to get married after graduating high school and become a housewife, a maid and a mother. With looking at those

values and comparing them to today’s youth, so much has changed that one can hardly recognize one value from another. I’m not saying things have necessarily changed entirely for the worse, but have taken a rather interesting turn. Women now graduate high school and are encouraged to attend college. The idea of marriage still exists to them, of course, but they would rather obtain some kind of education because that is widely accepted. But lately, more teenagers and people in their 20s are getting engaged and getting married before they even graduate college. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that, but I’m rather curious as to why so many people are tying the knot at such a young age. Or rather, I’m wondering what the cause is. We could always use the line, “Well everyone else is doing it, so why can’t I?” I think we feel the need to grow up quickly and get life started for ourselves at a fast rate. It could be that we found “the one,” and we want to start a life with them as soon as possible; or it could be that there are some people who just don’t want to be alone anymore. I think it could be a lot of things.

‘Progressive’ actions strike some as intolerant BATON ROUGE, the great “progresRYAN MERRIMAN sive” state is now La. — One of the The Daily Reveille home to the town chief boasts that (LSU) almost every Ameriwith the most can has made at one stringent smoking time or another is ban in the United about this country’s reputaStates. This is, of course, a tion for freedom and how it great victory, which all rightis unsurpassed by any in the thinking Americans must world. Granted, I’ve certainly endorse. After all, California fallen into this category before is the logical end result of the — less a boast than an obserwar on tobacco — further vation, though I hasten to add government regulation, the I have yet to travel abroad. destruction of free association Still, I often wonder how and personal choice: Liberty if much of this notion of our you will. Smokers, henceforth countrymen’s love of liberty referred to as “the damned,” is merely that of the processed are now required to stop — the Pledge of Allegiance smoking within 20 feet of any variety — than of tolerating place where others congregate, minorities. including outdoor businesses, For this column, I wish to hotels, parks, sidewalks, respresent three little vignettes of taurants, bars and swimming minority rights being trampools, according to the story pled by either the majority or from the local ABC affiliate. simply a louder few with betGod bless America and mater backing. Indulge me. jority rule. First, an issue near and dear The good people of Fulton, — quite literally — to my Mo., show better sense, surely? heart comes from the city of After all, thanks to the activCalabasas, Calif. California, ism of some members of Cal-

laway Christian Church and, purportedly, the administrators at Fulton High School, drama teacher Wendy DeVore resigned after putting on some dirty plays. I know I graduated from high school all the way back during the second year of the Bush administration and all, but give me a break. The notion that any high schooler, even the most sheltered locker dweller, would be harmed by the play is nonsense. Nonetheless, because the controversy, DeVore was told that her idea for a follow-up, “The Crucible,” was too much for the tender youth of Fulton High. But, we live here in Baton Rouge, capital city of Louisiana, where the good times roll and the rights of all remain unmolested, at least until Louisiana State University’s Campus-Community Coalition for Change gets a bill banning drink specials passed. Of course, this proposed ordinance is being aimed almost

directly at students. While I deplore the actions taken in California and Missouri, the fact that this type of nonsense is happening in our city truly gets my goat. I don’t really care about the fact that it covers drinking — any assault on the rights of a minority ticks me off. That it won’t do anything but make a few busybodies happy and make our city look like a frightfully puritanical place is what matters to me. The truth is that while we do live in a relatively free country, we will never be truly free until we shed the need to control what others do in their personal lives. Censorship, unreasonable protections and all their ilk have no place in the modern era. I’m not holding my breath on that one. To quote America (The Book) “and that is why pot is still illegal.” This column originally appeared in The Daily Reveille on March 20.

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“If there’s anything I can bring back to the major-leagues from the Japanese style, I would say they need to clean up the dugout a little bit more because I’ve experienced so many filthy dugouts in the states.” — Ichiro Suzuki, the lone major-leaguer on Team Japan, commenting on the state of MLB dugouts during post game interviews following the World Baseball Classics Championships. (Source: ESPN News)

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Sports Contact — Miguel Peña,

Broncs buck the Bobcats 4-1 By Carl Harper The University Star

On a clear, chilly night in San Marcos, the Bobcat baseball team came into the game on a two-game winning streak after taking two of three from Southeastern Louisiana and was in hopes of bringing its home record 4-5 up to .500 against the UT-Pan American Broncs. The Broncs got to work in the first inning, scoring one run and never looked back as they captured the victory 4-1, raising their team record to 12-17 as the Bobcats dropped to 11-14 overall. Bobcat starting pitcher Jarod Garza started the game off throwing a strikeout, but then gave up a single to left fielder Louie Alamia. Then, after Osiel Flores struck out looking, Zack Smith got the Broncs swinging with a rip to left-center to bring in Alamia, but was thrown out at third base to end the inning on a rare 7-65 outfield play. The Broncs tacked on the first run of the game taking a 1-0 lead. With no action taking place in the second and third innings of play, the Bobcats’ Kyle Perry relieved Garza in the fourth, who frustrated himself by giving up a run on two walks and two balks within five batters. The Broncs extended their petite lead to 2-0. But with a strikeout and two ground-outs, he escaped the inning with no additional damage. In the bottom of the fourth, Kyle Jones began the wild inning with a single to right, which was followed up by another single from Luke Cannon to straight away center, who now has a 15 game hitting streak. As Jones was thrown out at third on a stolen base attempt, Cannon moved up to second with one out. David Wood legged out an infield single to first as catcher Bradey Honeycutt came up throwing the weak hit to first, but was charged with a throwing error as it hit Wood in the back. This allowed Cannon to come around and score, narrowing the Broncs lead to 2-1. UTPA answered the Bobcats in the top of the fifth as center fielder Jason Buhagiar reached first base on a dropped third strike by catcher Dawid Bednarek and then scampered to second on a sacrifice

bunt by T.J. Gilmer. Alamia came up with his second single of the game to center field bringing around Buhagiar to give the Broncs a 3-1 lead. As pitcher Jason Baca entered the game for the ’Cats in the seventh, he went three up, three down throwing two fly outs and a strikeout. However, in the eighth, he gave up a single to Alamia, a walk to Flores and a sacrifice bunt by Broncs’ Zack Smith that put men on second and third for Patrick Brooks. Brooks singled to left to score Alamia from third, but Flores, who

was on second, was thrown out on a 9-32 play from the outfield while attempting to score. The Broncos went up 4-1 after eight innings of work, and that was all they needed as closer Tim Haines made his appearance in the ninth and picked up the save. Texas State never really could get anything going offensively during the game, and Coach Ty Harrington spoke afterwards of what he expects for game two of the series. “We need to come out tomorrow with

more energy and confidence in order to win,” Harrington said. In the game, Texas State used four pitchers who combined to give up four runs off seven hits and one error. “Tonight, I was giving my pitchers an opportunity to get playing time so they could work on their pitches,” Harrington said. Chad Linder got the win for UTPA bringing his record to 1-1 as Garza suffered his first lost, putting him at 0-1 for the 2006 season.

UTPA 4, TEXAS STATE 1 March 21, San Marcos

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Win — Linder (1-1) Loss- Garza (0-1) Attendance: 282

WP - Perry, K.(2). BK - Perry, K. 2(2). PB - Bednarek, D.(6). Pitches/ strikes: Linder 111/70; Casares 14/9; Haines 14/10; Garza, J. 47/27; Perry, K. 58/29; Baca, J. 40/22; Hill, C. 15/11. Umpires - HP: Steve Curran 1B: Fred Osuna 3B: Rodney Langford

David Racino/Star photo OVERRUN: Junior first baseman David Wood makes a catch at first base during last night’s 1-4 loss against the UT Pan American at Bobcat Field. The two teams will match up again at 3 p.m. at Bobcat Field.

Texas State is currently ranked second in the Southland Conference (7-2/11 -14)

Softball improves conference standings with five wins during break By Nathan Brooks The University Star Spring Break is a time for rest and relaxation; someone tell that to the Texas State softball team that played a full slate of games

instead of hitting the beach last week. The Bobcats went 5-1 during the break to start conference play and improved to 18-11 overall. However, this weekend’s three-game series versus Stephen F. Austin was cancelled

because of inclement weather in the Nacogdoches area. The Bobcats opened up Southland Conference play on the road with a double-header on March 11 against Southeastern Louisiana, just two days

A.D. Brown/Star photo HONOR ROLL: Senior pitcher Katie Ann Trahan, seen here in Texas State’s March 9 2-1 win over UT, earned double conference honors for her performance in the Bobcats’ mid-week series sweep over Sam Houston State. She allowed only two runs in 14 innings of play and finished the week with a 1.13 ERA and a .429 batting average.

after upsetting the No. 2 UT Longhorns. Texas State dropped the series opener 2-1, despite pitcher Katie Ann Trahan allowing only one hit in six innings of work. Heather Sherrill’s tworun double to center field in the fourth inning was all the Lady Lions needed to knock off the ’Cats. Texas State sprinkled six hits and scored only one run on a Karen Taylor RBI-single in the top of the seventh. Texas State bounced back in the second game with a 6-2 win behind a stellar outing from pitcher Sarah Lancour. The junior scattered five hits, struck out four and allowed two unearned runs in her ninth complete outing of the season. Ali McCormack’s pinch-hit double in the top of the seventh scored the last two runs of the game, handing the Bobcats a comfortable 6-2 victory. Lancour took the circle again on Sunday in the series finale, but struggled through the first inning, allowing two earned runs on three hits. Her struggles continued into the second inning, forcing Coach Ricci Woodard to take Trahan out of the bullpen to stop a Lady Lion rally. Trahan delivered, getting Amy Ford to line out to shortstop Alex Newton to end the inning. In the top of the fourth, the Bobcats scored three runs as Amy Hromadka, Ryan Kos and Amy Krueger all knocked in runs to give Texas State a 5-2 lead. Southeastern Louisiana re-

sponded with one run in the fifth inning and another in the sixth, but Trahan closed the door in the bottom of the seventh, retiring the final three batters in order to give the Bobcats the 5-4 win. Wednesday, Texas State was back at home to take on rival Sam Houston State with another double-header to begin a three game series against the Lady Bearkats. Once again, Trahan was dominant in the circle, going the distance to allow just one earned run while striking out seven. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Ashton Peters’ solo homerun to left-center field got the Bobcats on the board first. Three batters later, with Jetta Weinheimer standing safely on first base after grounding into a fielder’s choice, Hromadka hit a sharp grounder to Sam Houston shortstop Tanya Hooser. Hooser, instead of making the easy throw to first base, tried to gun out Weinheimer at second, but threw wildly into right field, scoring Weinheimer all the way from first. Hromadka ended up on third base as a result of the error, and one batter later Krueger brought her home, slapping a line drive into right field which gave the Bobcats a 3-0 lead. The Bearkats scored one run in the top of the seventh, but it was too late for Sam Houston State, which fell 3-1. In the nightcap, Texas State struck early, scoring four runs on three hits in the bottom of

the first inning; but the Bearkats responded with a threat of their own in the top of the second. With a runner on first, Whitney Heath laced a double into right field, but a perfect relay from outfielder Krueger to second baseman Kos into catcher Peters prevented the run from scoring. However, after a single and a walk, the Bearkats were still threatening with the bases loaded and two outs; but Lancour remained calm and forced the Bearkats to an infield blooper that shortstop Kos snagged right before hitting the infield dirt for the third out. The Bobcats added another run in the bottom of the second inning after a Trahan single scored Kos from second base. Lancour gave up two runs in the top of the sixth inning, but that was all the Bearkats could muster, falling 5-2 to the Bobcats. Trahan made sure that Texas State came away with the series sweep on Thursday, pitching seven remarkable innings, allowing one unearned run on just three hits while striking out four. However, it was Trahan’s bat that made the most noise when she broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the seventh with a walk off three-run homer to seal the series sweep with a 4-1 victory. Trahan finished the week as both the SLC Pitcher and Hitter of the Week for her outstanding performances against the Bearkats. The senior is 11-5 on the season with an astounding 1.13 ERA.

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03 22 2006