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ASG candidates explain their positions on the issues//See Election special issue inside

Not too preach-y

Season recaps

Men’s and women’s basketball fall short in 2003-04/Sports/Page 16

Pledge of Allegience should be taken as a whole/Opinions/Page 7

Enjoy the non-silence Musicians keep Austin rockin’ during SXSW/Trends/Page 8

THURSDAY

VOLUME 93, ISSUE 66 www.universitystar.com

MARCH 25, 2004

T E X A S

S T A T E

U N I V E R S I T Y - S A N

M A R C O S

Future leaders debate

Associated Student Government President Ernie Dominguez gives rules for Wednesday night's debate to presidential candidate Jerry Parker, sole vice-presidential candidate Chris Jones and presidential candidate Chris Fields.

ASG hopefuls discuss issues regarding student involvement, tuition By Nikki Dawson News Reporter Students got a chance to know where the potential future leaders of the Associated Student Government stand on the issues during a debate held Wednesday in the LBJ Student Center.

Current ASG President Ernie Dominguez and Vice President Justin McGarry moderated the debate between presidential candidates Chris Fields and Jerry Parker and vice presidential candidate Chris Jones. Dominguez asked Fields and Parker questions regarding their positions,

motivations and qualifications for being ASG president. Among the issues at the top of Field’s platform is having more student involvement in organizations, campus activities and athletic events.

SOUND ON FIRE

g See DEBATE, page 6

Trauth looks to strengthen bond of faculty, students Andy Ellis/Star photo

By Julie Daffern News Reporter

Andrew Nenque/Star photo illustration Brandan Burke, sound recording technology sophomore, demonstrates at Fire Station Studios how a mixing console interacts with Pro Tools, the main computer interface between the two for recording music in their sound room.

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By Ryan Coggin News Reporter or 20 years, a world-renown studio and sound stage nestled away near the bustling nightlife of downtown San Marcos, has been far from silent in its contributions to the entertainment business. Fire Station Studios, now owned and operated by Texas State, first appeared in Central Texas when Lucky Thomblin, a local musician and lawyer, acquired the abandoned building in 1984. “There was absolutely nothing inside,” Thomblin said. “The doors were swinging in the breeze.” The building’s first floor, which served as a fire station in the early 20th century, was converted to law offices. Upstairs, Thomblin

devoted most of his time to producing and recording new artists such as Omar and the Howlers, the Texas Tornadoes and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. “I had a good staff down there,” Thomblin said of the law office employees. “They took care of the details of legal work, so I had free time to focus on my primary business, which was the studio.” Gary Hickinbotham, a local musician working construction jobs on the side, met Richard Mullen, Fire Station’s first chief recording engineer, while on the new studio’s construction site. “(He) took a liking to me and kept me around to second engineer for him after the construction was finished, (which was) very g See SOUND, page 5

Concerns still surround proposed drug testing policy By Cara Morgan Special to The Star

Even with concerns answered after a public forum, parents and school board members still want more information about a possible change to the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District drug policy. On Tuesday, the SMCISD Board of Trustees heard from the Student Drug Testing Committee, which is headed by Steven Van Nest, assistant vice principal at San Marcos High School. The committee is calling for drug testing for seventh- through 12thgraders involved in extracurricular activities. When first proposed, students were to take a mandatory urinalysis at the beginning of the school year. However, the mandatory testing has since been dropped. Now students would be required to be tested in a “lottery.”

The company providing the urinalysis testing, which has not been selected, will pick students using only their student identification numbers. Student identification numbers will be put into a random lottery for once-a-month testing. The school faculty or staff will not be involved in determining who is tested that month. The issue of charging parents the cost of testing has also been dropped. As the policy change stands now, there will be no expense to the parents unless their child tests positive. They will then have to pay for their student’s completion of an accredited drug/alcohol program. Van Nest said students who do test positive are given four chances. The first time a student tests positive, he will be suspended from competition for 15 school g See TESTING, page 5

Notable Artists who have recorded at Fire Station Studios Stevie Ray Vaughn Fabulous Thunderbirds Fats Domino Jerry Jeff Walker Jimmy Vaughn Ian Moore Asleep at the Wheel Townes Van Zandt Soul Hat Flaco Jiminez Southwest Airlines Gary P. Nunn Freddy Fender

If President Denise Trauth had her way, freshmen on campus would have a stronger bond with faculty. During the Faculty Senate’s President and Academic Affairs Group meeting, Trauth said she feels the preservation of facultystudent relationships will be best achieved with students attending classes in a centralized location. Trauth is pushing to get funding for a building dedicated to undergraduate students. “It will be a place where freshmen disproportionately take their classes so that they see each other more,” said Trauth, addressing the Faculty Senate in Wednesday’s meeting. However, the building will not be strictly reserved for lower-level classes. Because of lack of current space for departmental growth, if the building became a reality, it would also house department and faculty offices. “Any building we build has to have space for some number of departments,” Trauth said. “Departments are a little tight, and that’s an understatement.” The president’s office is getting ready for the next legislative session in 2005 and must get its agenda approved by the Texas State University System Board of Regents by August. Trauth hopes to get new tuition revenue bonds, which is where the university gets most of its money for new facilities. Texas State was unexpected-

Laredo students visit Texas State Activities allow pupils to interact with faculty

By Dan Mottola News Reporter In the second lowest income area in the country, young people at Laredo Independent School District must overcome considerable adversity. Andrew Nenque/Star photo In the district, 50 percent of high school freshmen are expected to drop Vidal M. Treviño School of Communication and Fine out and 90 percent of students qualify for financial assistance to purchase Arts students such as Benito Aguirre and George school lunches. On Wednesday, a Sanchez participate in “Music & Entertainment from group of Laredo students who attend Two Perspectives” during Mass Communication Week. the Vidal M. Treviño School of With the knowledge gained during Mass Communication Communications and Fine Arts, visit- Week, Aguirre and Sanchez plan to enter college, majored Texas State to participate in Mass ing in broadcast radio. Communication Week activities and interact with faculty and students. broadcast facilities, The University Star’s Mass Communication Week’s Wednesday office and newsroom and the mass communispeakers included Mike Rein, NASA chief of cation department’s video production lab. public communication, and Sig Christenson, “This is a good trip because students have San Antonio Express-News reporter. Students g See LAREDO, page 6 also toured KTSW 89.9 FM’s office and

ly awarded $27 million in tuition revenue bonds in 2003 to build a new facility at the Round Rock Higher Education Center. Sen. Rebecca Bell-Metereau, English professor, compared the building to that of a freshmen residence hall, expressing concern about recent data implying that students at freshmen residence halls at Texas State have a lower retention rate and GPA. “If you have only freshmen, it is like having the blind leading the deaf,” said Bell-Metereau. Bob Gratz, Academic Affairs vice president, said he could not respond because he had not seen the statistics. The time from when the statistics came was not available, but he will investigate the matter. Trauth told senators that Gratz would move from vice president of Academic Affairs to become special assistant to the president. The current special assistant, Michael Abbott, will take a position at the International Institute for Sustainable Water Resources. When Sen. Michel Conroy asked Trauth if the hiring of a senior associate provost would occur internally or externally, Trauth responded that she could not answer questions regarding the hiring of new administration, leaving the staff decisions to the future provost, Perry Moore. “I don’t want to speak for him, I think that he needs to get in here and see how he wants to reorganize the office,” Trauth said. “In my biased opinion, it g See FACULTY, page 6

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Amusements..................12

Classifieds......................13

Comics/Crossword......12 Film..............................9,10 Music.........................10,11

News.............................2-6 Opinions...........................7

Sports........................14-16 Trends...............................8

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March is Diversity Month at Texas State

The University Star

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Students With Alternative Transportation, the organization that provides free rides home for Texas State students, operates from 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

Calendar of

EVENTS Thursday

Campus Christian Community meets for free lunch and study at 12:30 p.m. at CCC. Relationship Concerns meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information, call 245-2208. Public Relations Student Society of America meets at 5 p.m. in LBJ Student Center, Room 3-10.1. Victory Over Violence meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at LBJSC, Room 3-12.1.

Saturday

SWAT operates from 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

Sunday Higher Ground meets at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church. Deck Support, an electronic music radio show, airs from 8-10 p.m. on 89.9 FM, KTSW.

Monday Association of Mexican American Students hosts the opening ceremony for Cesar Chavez week at noon in the LBJSC Amphitheater.

American Sign Language Club meets at 7 p.m. in LBJ Student Center, Room 3-10.1.

Dealing with Dysfunctional Families meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information, call 2452208.

Texas State Cru meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Academic Services Building-South, Room 315.

Respiratory Care Students Association meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Health and Science Center, Room 307.

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

Victory Over Violence presents “Buddhism for Real People: Unleashing the Power of Daimoku to Change Your Life” at 7 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-8.1.

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship meets at 8 p.m. in Old Main, Room 320. Christians on Campus meets at 9:30 p.m. at the McCarty Center.

Friday NA Meeting is at noon. For more information, call 2453601. Latter-Day Saints Student Association free lunch is at noon at 801 Chestnut across from Grins.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets at 8 p.m. in the Bobcat Stadium Endzone Complex.

Calendar Submission Policy Calendar submisions are free. Send submissions Calendar of Events Manager Paul Lopez at TexasStateCalendar@yahoo.com or call 245-3476 for more information. Notices for weekly meetings need to be submitted once. The University Star reserves the right to refuse entries or edit for libel, style and space purposes. Deadline: Three working days prior to publication.

Hours of Operation

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

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

Today’s Events: 3:30 p.m. The Road to Memphis Film Flowers Hall, Room 302

7 p.m. “History of Race & Racism in America” Dr. Sundiata Cha-Jua LBJ Student Center Ballroom

6:30 p.m. El Mariachi Film Flowers Hall, Room 302

8 p.m. “Africanisms in Popular Music” Dr. Nico Schuler Music Building Recital Hall

LOCAL UPDATES

Campus

Psychology department holds annual Student Research Presentation

The psychology department, with support from the University Lecture Series, will hold its annual Student Research Presentation and Alumni Speakers Series. All activities, unless otherwise noted, will take place on the 11th floor of the J.C. Kellam Administration Building. Graduate students in the health psychology program will present their research from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by a Graduate School informational panel at 2:30 p.m. Undergraduate research presentations, given by students who have co-authored convention presentations, will begin at 3:30 p.m. Undergraduate posters will also be available for perusal beginning at noon Wednesday through 1 p.m. April 1. The first alumni presenters will be Myric Polhemus and Desiree Cavazos Kimball, speaking at 9:30 a.m. April l, on applied opportunities with a bachelor’s degree. At 11 a.m., Randa Safady, University of Texas System vice chancellor for External Affairs, will speak about her career. Robert DeGroot, Sales Training International president, will speak at 1 p.m. regarding his career pathway. Finally, at 2 p.m., Celia Watt, assistant professor at SUNY-Brockport, will speak in the Centennial Hall Teaching Theater about careers in academia. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more information, please contact Shirley Ogletree at so01@txstate.edu or the psychology department at (512) 245-2526.

City

Local child dies of drowning injuries

Nineteen-month-old Sydney Phillips, severely injured Feb. 20 when she was swept across Rio Vista Dam on the San Marcos River, died at 7:32 a.m. March 14 at the Children’s Hospital in Austin. The toddler never regained consciousness after the

incident. Her 4-year-old sister remains in the custody of Child Protective Services. Their mother, Lauren Phillips, 20, was arrested March 5 and charged with injury to a child, a seconddegree felony. Phillips’ fiancé Jason Deane, 19, was charged with endangering a child, a state jail felony. Phillips was jailed on a $25,000 bond. Deane was arrested and released on a $5,000 bond. District Judge Charles Ramsay granted a weekend furlough to Phillips so that she could be with her daughter, and she was with her when she died, police said. Phillips was expected to surrender Monday afternoon when the furlough ended. Police do not plan to file any other charges in the case. The incident happened about 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, when the family went swimming in the San Marcos River at Rio Vista Dam. The children wore small, circular tube floats at the time of the incident. Deane reportedly went over the spillway with the older daughter and was later followed by Phillips, who had the 19-month-old child. Phillips reported that she had gone near the dam wall to check on Deane and was sucked over the spillway with her daughter. Phillips lost her grip on the younger girl after passing over the spillway. The child was found a few hundred yards downstream by witnesses and a passerby. They immediately began CPR on the child, which was continued by EMS upon their arrival. The child was then transported to Central Texas Medical Center and later transferred to Austin for further medical care. The 4-year-old was not injured during the incident. Injury to a child is a second-degree felony punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for any term of not more than 20 years or less than two years. Endangering a child is a state jail felony by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days. For more information, contact Sgt. Penny Dunn, San Marcos Police Department, 512-754-2204.

CRIME BL TTER

Press releases courtesy of Media Relations and the City of San Marcos

San Marcos Police Department

March 24, 5:44 a.m. Burglary of a motor vehicle/Mariposa Street — A 1995 Green Dodge Ram pickup was broken into and two 15” pioneer stereo speakers were taken. March 23, 5:07 p.m. Theft under $100,000/North Interstate Highway 35 — Truck stolen from apartment complex.

March 23, 8:54 a.m.

Theft initial dispatch/200 block

Cordero Drive — Theft under $500. March 23, 8:18 a.m.

Burglary of a motor vehicle/North

Interstate Highway 35 — Officer investigated a report of burglary of a motor vehicle.

San Marcos Crime Stoppers: 353-TIPS(8477)

Correction

In Wednesday’s edition of The University Star, a headline on the front page regarding the Commissioners’ Court should have read “Commissioners hear epoll proposal”. The Star regrets the error.

ASG ELECTIONS AND BUS REFERENDUM Vote on Tuesday, March 30th or Wednesday, March 31st Golf Course Open daily 7 a.m. - dusk

•New Bus route servicing the Ranch Road 12, Craddock and LBJ areas.

•Increased level of service to the Commuter parking areas and Post Road. •Summer Bus service to Apartment routes and Austin.

•The shuttle bus fee referendum will increase the current bus fee from $42 to $52 and provide students with 5 additional route buses and 5,000 additional service hours.


NEWS

Thursday, March 25, 2004

News Briefs

The University Star - 3

Week events bring greeks together

By Jennifer Warner Senior Reporter

Greek Week Events

Texas State fraternity and sorority members will celebrate their long-standing heritage next week with their annual Greek Week events. Greek organizations such as the Order of Omega National Honor Society, the Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council will host events throughout the week to help students learn about the history of greek life and meet people in the system. One of the week’s main events is guest speaker Walter Kimbrough, Student Affairs vice president at Albany State University in Albany, Ga. He will discuss the history of greek organizations. “It’s always important to understand how it started, why we’re here today and why there are greek organizations,” said Kristal Statler, Panhellenic Council and Order of Omega Adviser. “When you’re involved in something for a lifetime, you want to understand where it all came from.” The presentation will take place at 8 p.m. Monday in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the entire campus community. Kimbrough is author of the book Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities. He is one of the youngest chief Student Affairs officers in the nation and a Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity member at the University of Georgia. Statler said he gives speeches nationwide about student affairs, the history of greek organizations and the history of traditionally black greek organizations. Kimbrough will give a second presentation Tuesday to Student Affairs staff members.

Saturday, March 27 Kickoff – Bobcat Build, 9 a.m. Nontraditional Step Show, Texas Events Center, 8 p.m. Monday, March 29 Greek speaker Walter Kimbrough, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 30 Canstruction - Food drive, Construct things out of cans, 6–11 p.m. LBJ Student Center Wednesday, March 31 Powderpuff game – Jowers Field, at 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 1 Greek god and goddess pageant, one person nominated from each organization Friday, April 2 Powderpuff finals - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 3 All greek picture - 1 p.m., band practice field by Jowers Field day right after picture That night – all greek party at Newphew’s The week’s activities are organized by Order of Omega, but the Panhellenic Council is in charge of getting students to turn out for the events. “It’s really our job to encourage each member of each group to turn out,” said Melissa Franklin, Panhellinic Council president and Chi Omega member. Other events, exclusively for fraternity and sorority members, will take place throughout the week. The events will begin Saturday with greek participation in Bobcat

Build. Statler said 500 greeks are signed up to participate in Bobcat Build, which is a full day of service designed to help students give back to the San Marcos community. Another key Greek Week event is the Nontraditional Step Show Saturday at the Texas Event Center on I-35. Delta Sigma Theta will host the event, and its members will serve as coaches for other organizations that would like to learn how to step. “Stepping is traditionally linked to African-American fraternities and sororities,” Statler said. “This show is for other organizations or other greek organizations; that’s what makes it nontraditional.” The “CANstruction” event will serve as a food drive for the Hays County Food Shelter. Participating organizations will be required to build something out of the cans they collect following a few basic guidelines for safety. “It’s a way to motivate people as well as doing something fun,” Franklin said. “And it’s going to be really good for (the shelter) because they don’t really get mass amounts at one time.” The Panhellenic Council will host and judge the event. Completed “CANstructions” will be on display in the LBJSC. Greek Week will conclude April 3 with an all-greek picture, field day and party. Statler said the field day gives the students a chance to come out and have fun. “I just think it gives them an opportunity to interact with each other across the councils and perhaps get to know someone who they didn’t know,” Statler said. “It’s something they enjoy doing and it’s a relaxed atmosphere.” The all-greek party is free for women who are members of a greek organization if they bring a canned food item. For men, the charge is $1 with a can.

Air Force ROTC informs students of program benefits By Megan Knighton News Reporter

Another scholarship available that is less widely received is the Type 7 scholarship, which offers up to $9,000 annually and $510 for books. “The Air Force try’s to ease the cost of tuition for students by offering as much monetary support as it can,” said Capt. Marlena Fernandez. “The average cost of attending Texas State is low in comparison to other schools that scholarship students attend. Most of the Type 7 scholarships are given to students attending a more expensive school, but it is not unheard of for a

they would like to be placed into,” said Lt. Charles Cahoon. “The qualifying test is only one factor in determining where a The Air Force ROTC held an informastudent will be placed upon graduation tive session Wednesday concerning the from school. The Air Force takes into goals and opportunities available through account the student’s three personal choicROTC programs and scholarships for cures that are picked by the student before rent cadets and interested students. being assigned a job, their current major One of the main focuses of the and the current needs of the Air Force.” AFROTC program at Texas State is to proFernandez and Cahoon said they want vide an educational foundation for the to dispel any myths about the AFROTC future leaders of the United States Air that might exist such as that it is a robotic Force. These students, upon graduation organization that does not offer students from high school or college, many choices or personal freecan receive a variety of doms. They are constantly takscholarships to cover the ing into account the opinions of costs of both books and the students and their leaders to tuition. decide where they work and Upon the completion of a how they spend their time. degree, graduates are The average AFROTC stuoffered immediate officer — Mark George dent’s week involves anywhere positions in an increasing Marketing freshman and first-year cadet in the Air Force ROTC from eight to 15 hours of number of career fields for required time dedicated to the the Air Force including navAir Force. Freshman students igation, space and missile operations and student at Texas State to receive a Type 7.” take a one-hour course, attend around a logistics. Qualifying requirements for students to two-hour leadership lab every Wednesday “Air Force ROTC intends to build receive scholarships include either a comtomorrow’s leaders and encourages for- posite score of 24 on the ACT or a 1,100 and spend two hours a week on physical ward thinking,” said Capt. Marlena SAT score, a physical examination and a training. The remaining time is devoted to Fernandez. “We are a goal-oriented organ- physical abilities test. Students must be studies and involvement on campus ization, and it is a strong concern of the younger than the age of 31 and meet set through other activities and community Air Force to have members who think out- height and weight standards, and are also service. “ROTC allows for a lot of freedom and side the box and develop critical and also required to take an officer qualifying test personal time,” said Mark George, marcreative thinking skills through educa- similar to the SAT. tion.” The officer-qualifying test is used to keting freshman, first year cadet in the Air The Air Force offers two-, three- and determine the best possible position and Force ROTC. “One thing we often say is four-year scholarships to students ranging training post for the student to prepare for that ‘flexibility is the key to power.’ We from complete to limited tuition. A major- their future job area when working for the are being trained to be leaders, and although one part of being a leader is folity of students at Texas State receive a U.S. Air Force. Type 6 scholarship, which includes $3,000 “Students have a lot of flexibility when lowing procedure and guidelines, it also annual tuition support and $510 for books. it comes to choosing which fields of work involves making decisions for yourself.”

“ROTC allows for a lot of freedom and personal time. One thing we often say is that ‘flexibility is the key to power.”

Suit against Bush administration

LOS ANGELES — The Bush administration is illegally withholding information about the ill effects of ammonium perchlorate, a rocket fuel ingredient that has tainted water supplies in at least 29 states, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday here by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The environmental group contends that the administration has broken the law by failing to turn over documents in response to requests for perchlorate-related records under the Freedom of Information Act. The environmental group requested the records from the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense. It sought details of what government officials knew about the scope of perchlorate pollution and the health effects of the contaminant. It also sought to determine whether defense officials had sought to soften EPA health rules governing perchlorate, said an attorney for the environmental group, Aaron Colangelo. “The issue from our perspective is children’s health, and to get to the bottom of it, we filed requests” for information, Colangelo said. “We believe this administration has been working with industry behind closed doors to keep protective standards from being passed.”

Shakespearean drama unfolds

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s cavernous committee rooms have hosted many momentous hearings into government crises and scandals, but few like this week’s sessions on the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building was the capital’s epicenter of

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Ceremony focuses on life, legacy of Cesar Chavez By J.J. McLaughlin News Reporter The voice that resonated profoundly throughout the Hispanic community in the early ’60s will be revisited in a commemorative ceremony Monday at the LBJ Student Center Amphitheater. At noon, students, faculty and staff will gather to learn about the life of Cesar Chavez and the impact he had within working environments for Hispanics. Chavez is most recognized for his work in founding the Workers National Farm Association. He led several successful strikes and boycotts against the grape production industry and brought forth dynamic legislative changes to the working environment. H i s efforts in reforming the poor working conditions for Hispanics has earned him a place in American history alongside figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Chavez brought about change with techniques much like those used by King — non-violent protests and boycotts. His characteristics of persistence, hard work and faith still live strong within the spirit of the MexicanAmerican community. Stella Silva, assistant director of the Texas State Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, agrees that Chavez’s legacy and influence persists today

Chavez’s legacy. “I want to bring Chavez to the forefront, like Martin Luther King Jr., to show other minorities what Chavez accomplished,” Mendo said. Silva feels that the event should get everyone thinking and reflecting about themselves and how they will contribute to society. “I want the average person attending the event to reflect on their own lives and what their contribution would be to society and what kind of legacy is it that they will leave,” she said. On Thursday, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Latino Coalition and the MSA office is sponsoring a free breakfast for the Texas State custodial and maintenance staff from 7:30 to 10 a.m. in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3 - 1 5 . 1 . — Miguel Mendo Organization Association of Mexican-American Students treasurer members will pass out breakfast tacos, pan dulce, coffee event in Mexican-American and juice throughout the history and that the event will morning. enlighten many people about J.D. Perez, Lambda Theta Hispanic history. Phi president and computer “Cesar Chavez is an examinformation services senior, ple of someone who represaid the breakfast is meant to sents something more than honor staff members who just an issue in the Hispanic community,” Mendo said. sometimes go unappreciated. “We just felt like they are “This event will be very overlooked sometimes and we informative, and for someone wanted to take a proactive role who doesn’t know about (Chavez), it will show all that because they do so much for he achieved and accomplished Texas State,” Perez said. “Staff members can just come and a major part of history.” Mendo said he wants to and grab something if they help bring awareness to don’t have a lot of time.” within the Mexican-American community. “His whole life was based on hope and persistence,” Silva said. “He has established the idea that change is possible and that we can still have hope. We now have new legislation and conditions for labor.” Chavez’s methods of activism, which involved fasts, marches and protests against farm owners helped bring about an array of change. He spent his life working to create better working conditions for farmers, increased pay and recognition of Hispanic rights, along with housing for farm workers. Miguel Mendo, Association of Mexican-American Students treasurer, said Cesar Chavez Week is a significant

“Cesar Chavez is an example of someone who represents something more than just an issue in the Hispanic community,”

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Andrew Nenque/Star photo Nail technician Sandra Prado fills in the nails of Mary Ezpinoza, education freshman, at the new Hair Fitness Salon II located in the LBJ Student Center.

Expo offers last chance for job, internship By Christopher Boehm News Reporter

Students looking to find a summer job, internship or more information about their respective career fields have the opportunity to attend the last general job fair of the semester Wednesday. The National Multicultural Job Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Strahan Coliseum, open to jobseekers and college students nationwide. “We do advertising across the country,” said Josie Garrott, Career Services assistant director. “Each year we have people from outside of Texas.” Students are encouraged to come well prepared with résumés and in proper attire. Jobseekers can visit various booths and possibly come away with a full-time job. Representatives from employers will conduct on-campus interviews the next day.

Employers will range from businesses to nonprofit organizations. Among those in attendance will be the Austin-American Statesman, Randalls Food Market and Wells Fargo Financial. “The tentative list has about 80 companies registered to attend the expo, but it will not be final until they check in Wednesday morning,” Garrott said. “We’re still getting calls from people asking if we have room for them.” Along with the job fair on Wednesday, jobseekers can take part in an e-expo, which is a month long virtual job fair that began March 1. The program allows companies to post information on the Career Services Web site. Students can post their résumés online and get in touch with possible employers in advance. “It’s very easy,” Garrott said. “There is a Web link to the e-

expo login on the Career Services Web site. The site then takes them through the steps to complete it.” The service will be available Tuesday, the day before the expo at Strahan. Students should bring their student ID cards to register for the event. Also, in an effort to cover any parking problems, Career Services has arranged for Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide shuttle buses between Strahan Coliseum and Bobcat Stadium. They will be used specifically for those attending the fair. Jobseekers should arrive early and stay late, and keep moving to tables and booths with no lines in order to maximize time efficiency while at the expo, as stated in a press release. All students are welcome and encouraged to come, regardless of major or class.

Strahan Coliseum Wed., March 31, 2004 10 am - 3 pm Some of the Employers in Attendance American Express, American General, AmeriCorps, Austin American-Statesman, AMC, Professional Civilian Careers, Beneficial, Brylane, Carrollton Police Dept.., Central Intelligence Agency, Cintas, City of Irving, Dallas Police Dept.., Department of Veteran Affairs, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Farms Credit Administration, Farmers Insurance - austin, Farmers Insurance - San Marcos, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Insurance, Firstmark Credit Union, Glazers Distributors, H-E-B Grocery Company, Helzberg Diamonds, Hilton, Huntsville ISD, Hyatt Hotels Corp., IRS, Killeen Police Dept.., KCI, KVUE-TV, LCRA, Luby’s Inc., MassMutual Financial Group, McLane, Mervyn’s, Miller Brewing Co., Morrison Homes, National Labor Relations Board, Navy Officer Programs, Northwest Mutual, Pattille, Brown, and Hill LLP, Pulte Homes - San Antonio, Randalls Food Market, Republic Beverage Company, Ryan & Company, Dan Antonio Fire Dept.., Standard Aery (San Antonio) Inc., Sherwin Williams, Southwest Research Institute, St. David’s Healthcare Partnership. Target Stores, Teacher Retirement Systems of Texas, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Dept.. of Agriculture, Texas Legislative Commission, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.., Texas State University-San Marcos, Texas State Graduate College, Texas Youth Commission, The Children’s Courtyard, Travis County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Army, U.S., Customs & Boarder Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Navy Medical Officers Program, UCS Inc., U.S. Army Corps of Engineering, Velocity Electronics, Walgreens, Wells Fargo Financial

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SOUND: SRT program produces qualified engineers Thursday, March 25, 2004

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fortunate for me,” Hickinbotham said. During the studio’s early years, the SWT School of Music leased studio time from Thomblin, which gave students of the university’s sound recording technology program a chance to work hands-on. The school’s request to offer a four-year degree in the program was turned down by the state, which offered to mandate the program if the school owned its own facilities. Because of limited space and the costly process of building a studio, the University Support Foundation was able to purchase the building in 1992, which made Southwest Texas the only university in the nation’s Southwest to offer a bachelor’s degree in sound recording. “It was a wonderful arrangement,” Thomblin said. “It allowed me to stay there and produce, and it allowed the university to stay there, as well.” In 1986, Hickinbotham replaced Mullen, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn’s producer at the time, for the next six years as the studio’s chief engineer. “I was able to meet and work with many wonderful musicians from Texas and elsewhere,” said Hickinbotham, who recalled working with such musicians as Tish Hinojosa, Doug Sahm, Eric Johnson, Townes Van Zandt and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Jimmy Dale Gilmore, legendary Texas musician and member of the Flatlanders, said he could feel the studio’s history while recording there. “It was a really state-of-the-art place and a great experience,” Gilmore said. Hickinbotham decided to leave the studio, following its purchase by the university, after working as it’s only full-time engineer for six years. “(There were) many, many consecutive 16-hour days, and I hadn’t seen the sun in eight years,” Hickinbotham said. “I’d seen a lot of dirty dealing done by record companies to their artists, and I was ready to do something else for a while.” Mark Erickson, music associate professor of music who oversees the SRT program, hired Bobby Arnold, an independent producer and engineer for country music legend Willie Nelson, as chief engineer. Arnold currently manages the upstairs recording studio while teaching freshman and junior classes on recording and mixing. “(Mark) couldn’t have hired anyone better than Bobby,” Hickinbotham said of the engineer. “He is just a great guy and his students are very fortunate to have him around.” Keith Gary, a former SRT student who now works as a mix assistant and engineer at Quad Studios in New York City, credits Arnold for his studio knowledge. “I devoted a lot of time to learning from him,” Gary said. “I don’t think

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Andrew Nenque/ Star photo illustration With Texas State being the only university in the Southwest region of the United States to offer a degree in sound recording, students like Brandan Barke, sound recording technology sophmore, have the opportunity to graduate with an advantage in real life experience over their peers in the industry. students realize that there’s a great engineer responsible for a lot of Willie Nelson’s recordings hiding away at the Fire Station and willing to share everything he knows.” Gary said the combination of handson lessons and music theory classes is an essential element in making the SRT program unique. “There are so many engineers that don’t know the first thing about music,” Gary said. “They find themselves unable to communicate with musicians, then the session slows down, loses momentum and can become unpleasant. The SRT program concentrates a lot on music, which is great.” Erickson said, although it is not a requirement, SRT students are generally in the top 10 percent of their class in high school and generally score near 100 points above the university’s average on the SAT. The SRT degree plan requires students to pass three semesters of physics and one semester of calculus — an uncommon degree outline for most music majors. Students must also be able to either sing or play an instrument and sight-read music upon auditioning for the program, which admitted 30 of its 200 applicants within the last two years. “When I look at applicants, those kinds of things stand out as indicating you’re going to be a good student, and we want good students,” Erickson said.

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“We’re looking for a balance between art and science, and you’ve got to prove your worth in the art end of that with your musical audition.” Students start the SRT program by observing sessions in the studio and, in some cases, may assist the engineer, depending on the client and how demanding the task. By their junior or senior year, students take on an apprenticeship role, in which they learn to recreate the technique of the engineer. Chris Kipp, a Wimberley studio owner/engineer who graduated from the SRT program in 2001, said the commercial aspect of the studio allows students to sample the music industry before they ever leave the school environment. “Instead of just textbook learning, you have an actual working studio where you can get a sample of what it’s like in the real world,” Kipp said. “You have to be involved, and it’s a full, well-rounded deal.” Aside from the music studio, the building houses a television/film sound stage with extensive overhangs for cameras. The bulk of the equipment was originally used at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles. The SRT program has found many of its students landing entertainmentoriented jobs around the world, including sound monitor jobs with Christina Aguilera, Prince, Moby and Limp Bizkit. Others have worked in multi-

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media and video game production. “The gear is the same for most of the jobs, though the way you use it might be a little different,” Erickson said. “There’s a lot of different avenues for using that kind of equipment, and we’ve had a student go off in each one of those possible directions.” Erickson said he gets the most satisfaction out of hearing former students’ success stories. “The people involved in the program are intelligent and talented,” Erickson said. “There’s a lot of them that have gone off and started successful careers.” Hickinbotham said he hopes to one day see the SRT program work with the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music, which is a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, and the history department’s Center for Texas Music History. He said the three organizations would integrate into a Texas Music and Folk Life Media Archive, which will be affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute’s Save Our Sounds Program. The program strives to restore and preserve rare historical American audio recordings. “I’m proud and grateful to have been a part of (the SRT program), and I’m proud to lecture there today,” Hickinbotham said. “I’m happy to share the knowledge I have gained over the years with the very talented kids that are in the program.”

days but will still be allowed to practice. The student will also have to complete an accredited drug/alcohol program and will be tested for the remainder of the school year. The second time, the student will be suspended from competition, but not practice, for 30 school days. Attendance to an accredited drug/alcohol program and drug testing for one calendar year is required. “I feel that the students should be allowed to continue to practice,” Van Nest said. “It helps them to still feel a part of the team and not distance themselves from their teammates.” The third time, the student will be suspended from extracurricular activities and practice for one calendar year. He will also complete a drug/alcohol program and be tested for the rest of his extracurricular career. If a fourth drug test is failed, the student will be suspended from all extracurricular activities for the rest of their enrollment in the district. “We are not trying to catch people. We are just giving them another reason to say no,” Van Nest said. But others think that another reason to say ‘no’ is not enough. Bruce Jennings, father of two daughters eligible for drug testing, wants to see figures. “I want to see hard numbers,” he said. “I want to know if there has been an increase of substance abuse on campus over the past three years and if this program is really needed for students who are already leaders in their community.” Van Nest had no data to present at this time. The Student Drug Testing Committee has been asked to collect data regarding the increase of substance abuse on campus from both the parents and the school board. Members of the school board also raised the question that the committee may be focusing on the wrong group of students. “These students already have a reason to say ‘no,’ and the other students, knowing that they will not be tested, will continue to use drugs,” said Lupe Costilla, SMCISD trustee. “We have to start somewhere,” Van Nest said. In response to more questions raised by the parents and board members, another public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 5 at the San Marcos High School auditorium.

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“Student involvement is the most important thing,” Fields said. “We need to start building more school spirit and we need to get more students to stick around during the weekend. Since this school is trying to get away from the reputation of the party school image, I feel one of the reasons we got that reputation is because the school has nothing to offer on the weekends.” Fields said the role of the president is to represent the university to other institutions and to set up programs that would encourage participation in the university by everyone. Fields also proposed the building of more student parking garages, although he has thus far not created a plan to finance them. “If they can build a new medical services building, we can also build more parking garages and make parking more convenient,” Fields said. “There has been a lack

of planning for student parkThe candidates disagreed attend the Lecture Series ing by ASG. ASG needs on how to handle the recent would help instill more unisomeone fresh to address tuition hikes the university versity pride in students. these issues. We’ll work on has implemented. “This is the best instituhow to find (solutions) if I Fields contended that tion in Texas,” Jones said. get elected.” ASG does not have a role in “Our diploma will speak for While Fields addressed tuition increases because it is the credentials of this social issues facing the stu- a statewide economical prob- school.” dent body, Parker focused lem. While both candidates more on recent tuition Parker feels, however, that feel they are prepared and increases, scholarships for ASG has a significant role in capable of handling the students and making Texas offsetting the tuition increas- duties of presidency, State the flagship institution es by pushing for more alum- Dominguez and McGarry of the Texas State University ni donations and corporate endorsed their pick for presSystem. donations. By increasing ident and vice president “If there are more tuition attendance to athletic and after the debate. increases then students organizational events it “After some thoughtful would not be able to afford to would inspire alumni and deliberation we are going to come here,” Parker said. corporations to donate endorse Jerry Parker and Parker would propose a money to the university, Chris Jones,” McGarry said. plan to have a workshop with which would help lessen the other public universities in financial burden shouldered “We will give our reasoning for endorsing them at the Texas to try to find other by students, Parker said. 2/05/04 ways to offset the budget Parker’s running mate, ASG meeting Monday QL32166A_R1 shortfall. Chris Jones, agreed with night.” MCCANN The ASG election will be 133 “Tuition increases have Parker on the issues facing Carol Scafati held Tuesday and gone up 30 percent in the last the university and the student Students will Wednesday. couple of years,” Parker said. body. Both emphasized their “There are financial willingness to listen to all also be able to vote on referregarding fee resources in the university students and finding resolu- endums increases for bus and enviwe want to get. We want to tions to problems. Jones get more corporate and alum- added that involving more ronmental services online at activities https://www.studentaffairs.t ni donations to help create people in campus 9.625" and getting more people to xstate.edu/voting/. scholarships for students.”

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never been exposed to anything like this before,” said Mark Webber, Treviño journalism teacher leading the trip. During lunch, the students attended KTSW’s Wednesday lunchbox performance by Lederhosen Lucil and DJ Jester and the Filipino Fifth at the LBJ Student Center Amphitheater. Liz Castro, group mentor and KTSW station manager, said that the students were impressed with Texas State’s student media outlets. “At the end of the last presentation, we asked how many of the kids were planning to go on to college and where they wanted to go; the majority said they would choose Texas State,” she said. The Treviño School opened in 1993 when a Laredo ISD superintendent founded it as a fine arts magnet campus, offering visual arts, dance and theatre. The campus later expanded with a communications program, which all 38 of Wednesday’s visitors are enrolled. “We reinforce the message that

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college is attainable and there is no reason not to go, unless you don’t want to,” Webber said. “There is tangible evidence of students succeeding; they know they do well.” Last year, every senior at the Treviño School either went to college or entered the military, he said. The best parts of the program are the opportunities for students to study something they like, skills that can transfer to their other interests and the camaraderie created by the combination of the three high schools that send students to the magnet campus, Webber said “The students benefit because they’re in an environment that’s in support of them,” Webber said. “I make sure they know I appreciate the hard work they do.” The school broadcasts its own radio station and publishes a student newspaper, which can be accessed on the school’s Web site at www.lmtonline.com/tribune/. “It’s a big boost for the students to see their work published and online,” Webber said.

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should come internally, but again, it’s his office.” Senators also debated the situation of a recently submitted petition to enlarge the Faculty Senate to 46 members in the next year. The wording on the petition the faculty signed is different from the petition that was submitted to the faculty members. The petition signed by the faculty states that the new Senate will be formed by Fall 2004, after the senators have been elected. As representatives of the faculty, the Senate could reword the petition to push back the deadline for the new Senate, but the senators were against changing what the faculty signed. “I’m not comfortable when I sign a petition, for someone to change what I signed,” Sen. Gay James, health, physical education and recreation professor. Senators said the petition could be withdrawn or it could be rewritten to accommodate the election cycle and then resubmitted. 14"

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he Supreme Court Justices were in deep disagreement over two little words that make a world of difference to people on both sides of the issue — “under God.” According to Wednesday’s Associated Press article, a California atheist pleaded a case for the removal of those words from the nation’s Pledge of Allegiance by using the argument that his 9-year-old daughter has to hear the recitation in her Sacramento classroom. This argument led to further dis-

cussions that if the phrase was to be taken out of the pledge, would the phrase “in God we trust” need to be taken off currency as well? The issue the man is having is his daughter being peer pressured to take part in something she is not forced to do and he having to explain why he feels differently than others about that phrase. No one forces the child to even stand or take part in the pledge, better yet include in her own recitation the phrase. The man argues that his daughter should not be pressured to do

what her friends are doing. But who said if you say the Pledge of Allegiance, you must say it exactly how is currently exists? Before the Cold War, the words “under God” were not even included. If this man is going to take issue with a pledge that neither he nor his daughter are forced to recite, he should really look at his options first. He appears afraid to have to explain his beliefs to his daughter. If he is going to take a stand, he should not be frightened to explain his standpoint. Although his argument does

invoke good reflection on a relevant issue, it might be more productive to ask what the purpose of reciting the pledge is. Chances are his daughter and her classmates do not even know what the pledge is for or why they are saying it. Before changing some part of a traditional exercise, the Supreme Court should think about the meaning behind the Pledge of Allegiance as a whole. People are now given the option not to participate in the activity, so this may be a good time to think about why they may not want to.

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old population. That seems college-aged to us; does it to you? In fact, 86.1 percent of college students have reported having sexual intercourse at some point in their lifetime, and 79.5 percent of those surveyed acknowledged having had sex in the past 60 days. Of that 79.5 percent, only 29.6 percent reported having used a condom during their last sexual encounter. Shall we keep going? Only 53.2 percent of college students reported having received any sort of STD prevention information. To top it all off, the United States teen pregnancy rate is twice that of all developed countries and our abortion rate is three times that of all developed countries. We don’t claim to be geography experts, but we are pretty adept at health education, and it is our informed opinion that there is indeed a necessity for the distribution of condoms on campus. We are not advocating that all college students have sex; we just think that passing out condoms on campus confronts the leading health issues to our age group. We are sorry if these campus organizations irritate you, Ms. Conrad, but remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Katy Munns Elizabeth Holland Kathy Morris Heidi Schumaker Robin Guenther Shaunna Garner Marcie Beck Poonam Rane Christine Cox

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AUSTIN — Every year music lovers from around the world flock to Austin for the annual South By Southwest music festival. This year, the music portion of the event stemmed from March 17 to March 21, all the while, Austin nightlife teeming with industry gurus and mass opportunity.

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MARCH 19 The South By Southwest venture, for me, began early on Friday night with the acquisition of the much coveted, invitation-only, Diesel/Filter party wristband. Mind you, I was already in possession of a press pass, but wristbands to invite-only parties were acquired through contact/schmoozey basis. So, thanks to some contacts that shall remain nameless, I ended up getting into the early Diesel/Filter party at Seangerrunde Hall to feign schmoozing while sporadically and mischievously creeping off into random meat lockers to unlawfully sneak a smoke. Drinks were free so, of course, I embarked on getting a bit blotto — dancing like a robot on the dotted imaginary line between hip-hop and rock that seemed to lace the entire night. DJ Klassen: In a filled-to-occupancy backroom with a bowling alley, divided from the main quarters by only walls and a wet bar, San Antonio’s DJ Klassen spun his notoriously and consistently unique blend of indie/classic/modern rock, hip-hop, noise and riot grrl amidst a coolerthan-thou hipster crowd of pseudo-celebs. Billed as the alternative entertainment for the Diesel/Filter party, Klassen soon morphed into the entertainment, acting as the events figurative DJ Dangermouse and creating a proverbial Gray Album out of the entire night. The Killers: A four-piece neo-punk/electroindie rock/ambience gaggle of Las Vegas natives, The Killers proved itself to be, by far, one of the most entrancing and electrifying acts of SXSW. Playing to a packed invite-only crowd at the Diesel/Filter pre-party, The Killers compelled a consistently uncontrollable hip gyration and feet shuffle throughout its entire 45-minute set. Through spontaneous and recurring lyrical reverie it moved inebriated carcasses across the floor and even managed to spur an attendance nod from such industry douche bags as Carson Daly and Billy Martin of the Good Charlotte fame. Once those guys are spotted at an event, you know it’s time to leave. Metal Urbain: Fronted by the sneering ex-drummer/current vocalist Eric Débris, Métal Urbain proved itself to be an interesting break from the SXSW self-consciousness and a move toward French fry Johnny Rotten rude boy kitsch. An old school, punk rock French quartet of 50-somethings, Métal Urbain played to a mostly 30-something testosterone pit of beer bellies at the Elysium Friday night. Bouncing back from its original demise in the early ’80s on Friday night, you were there to see one thing — a three-piece, Los Angeles based, trip

Triple Crown TONIGHT: Los Gallos (6 p.m.), Bye June, The Caskets, Pusifier (9 p.m.) FRIDAY: Mark Jungers (6 p.m.), Turbo Dwarf, Goodbye Lo-Fi (9 p.m.) SATURDAY: Rebecca Creek, Max Cady, Subtle Creeps (9 p.m.) Lucy’s on The Square TONIGHT: Bombay Dub Society, Unsung Heros FRIDAY: Subject:Defect, HeKill 3, Medicine Tongue, Grey Matter Breaks SATURDAY: The Word Association Lyndon’s TONIGHT: At All Cost, Far From Jane, Meet Me At Mignight

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AUSTIN — There is nothing like Austin caught in the fever pitch of South By Southwest. The city is alive with strange imported people during all hours of the day. Whether you have a badge or not, there are guys who will wait on street corners to hand out free CDs, books and pamphlets. And it’s not entirely uncommon to catch a glimpse of a star just moments before he disappears into the midst of an entourage. The price of admission to SXSW will continue to sting even months after the festival ends, but I’m not sure a price can be put on meeting a favorite actor or director. That kind of business is pure magic. Especially useful was having the director or a production member on hand to answer questions about the film, which was often the case. In regard to the films themselves, there was an abundance of good Texas-themed documentaries. There were exceptionally few films that stunk, but there wasn’t a film that towered above the rest, either. As a whole, the entire lineup was shades of excellent, both in narrative and documentary. Here’s looking forward to next year.

A Hard Straight Documentary Feature Dir: Goro Toshima 2.5 Stars One measure of an excellent documentary is the ability of its subjects to elicit empathy for their cause. The three ex-convicts featured in A Hard Straight, though fresh out of prison, are possibly the worst candidates to demonstrate the restrictive nature of the parole system. Smiley, a gang member with a promising future in tattoo artistry, enters the free world with a Devil-may-care attitude that ignores virtually every term of his release, from the albeit demanding 8 p.m. curfew to his return to the forbidden companionship of his homies. Though he is clearly gifted with an artist’s touch and has multiple opportunities for a legitimate lifestyle, Smiley’s complete disinterest in following rules warrants little sympathy for his cause. Straight

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is the middleman of the three personalities; a moderately unbiased go-between that is independent of the presumably harsh rules asserted by the parole system and is equally untied to the amoral allure of their personal vices. Like a paternal figure, Straight desperately wants to see its three children succeed, and when they invariably don’t, it is too stricken with grief to do anything more than bury its face in its hands.

Dead & Breakfast Narrative Feature Dir: Matthew Leutwyler Starring: David Carradine, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Erik Palladino, Jeremy Sisto 3.5 Stars With the recent open of Dawn of the Dead and Resident Evil: Apocalypse coming out in the near future, Dead & Breakfast is a satisfying zombie appetizer before the main course. The story concerns a group of 20-somethings on their way to a friend’s wedding in Galveston. The caravan stops at a hotel (bed & breakfast, in this case) in the middle of nowhere to spend the night when ghouls overrun the place. Sound familiar? Breakfast pieces together common elements of campy horror with the aplomb of true fans. Most notable is a tastefully placed Evil Dead poster during the Sheriff’s (Morgan) discovery of a chainsaw. Not to be outdone by its forerunners, Breakfast lobs its genre well over the top with a zombie hoedown massacre and a series of grisly musical numbers that perform as the film’s sporadic narration. In combining delightfully sloppy executions with a lighthearted sense of self-irony, Breakfast deserves a place next to the gory films it emulates.

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the migrant worker. This time the emphasis is on his search for employment in suburbia. The town of Farmingville is a small, family-oriented community of only 15,000 despite its location as a direct byway between Long Island megalopolis Manhattan and the marginally smaller town of Brookhaven. When the early 1990s saw an influx of approximately 1,500 Mexican day laborers come to Farmingville, many of its residents fought back with political campaigns that would eventually escalate to physical violence. On one side is the argument that the horde of day workers pose a threat to the moral and economic sanctity of the community; while on the other is the amiable personality of the BIO191-867_5.75x5Logo.qxd immigrants that only a close-up

can provide and the business sense that they are willing to take the jobs too undesirable for anyone else. However, after virtually every shot of community protestors catches them pissing in the wind, the end result of the film feels artificially stilted in the immigrants’ favor. Farmingville retains its value, though, through its emphasis on an issue that is steadily becoming one of today’s most heated subjects. Farmingville will premiere June 22 on PBS’ P.O.V. series.

motif. Because it’s by Plympton, then, it should come as little surprise that the final result plays like an exaggerated Grease meets Carrie . Spud (Eric Gilliland), a klutzy peabody, is new to Echo Lake High School. It takes him little effort to call down the wrath of the mighty football champion, Rod (Dermot Mulroney), who punishes Spud by making him the personal slave of his bratty girlfriend, Cherri (Silverman). Though Spud vows not to, it isn’t long before he begins to fall for Echo Lake’s darling. The story is quaint and workable, but it fails to mix properly with Plympton’s disturbing, anatomy-bending slapstick. It’s as though the plot steps out for a breather while Plympton’s distinct black humor takes over. Despite a strong cast and a promising theme, Hair High bends under the pressure of an incompatible union.

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of men called the Moving Units. Unfortunately, seeing was probably the last thing accomplished, as the band disdains heavy stage lights and meets, instead, a pale wash of blue to an already heroin chic aesthetic. Usually enigmatical in combining the electro clash sound of Brooklyn with the pop punk sound indicative of Southern California, The Moving Units looked (from what I could see) and sounded as if it had spent more time before the show shooting up in the bathroom than focusing on playing a good set. No one in the crowd seemed to notice, though; most of them were too wrapped up in fixing their shaggy hair or chanting “Units” to notice the decrepitude of the corpse-like lead singer, faded delicately behind a heavy guitar and impotent microphone. Even Detroitnative and Paybacks vocalist Wendy Case managed to make it out to see the Units but was later found slinking out the back door halfway through the set. It seems as though “halfway through the set” is the amount most spectators (diehard fans excluded) could endure, seeing as though keeping ones eyes shut for the entirety of the performance was not a valid option. MARCH 20 In keeping with the timehonored SXSW tradition, Saturday consisted mostly of recovering from the long night before. Upon waking to find half the day had passed, I

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peeled myself out of bed, ate two vegan tacos and proceeded to make my way back into the pit that was downtown Austin. My first stop was the Casino El Camino daytime showcase, which was running a bit late so, in holding true to my promise of keeping the SXSW spirit alive, I started drinking again — at one in the afternoon. Quite frankly, though, any right-minded person would be compelled to drink if forced to sit through the first band I saw. The Bloody Hollies: A psycho-billy/garage rock trio hailing from Buffalo, N.Y., the Bloody Hollies took stage to a sweaty mass of Casino El Camino scenesters at 3 p.m. As part of the free, all-day SXSW showcase, the screamy-meamy antics of the Bloody Hollies bled together conglomerately song to song, eventually forming one huge and indiscriminate blob of noise. At one point, lead singer Wesley Doyle took to a gratuitous harmonica solo, climbing on and almost falling into a spurting centerpiece fountain while bassist Phil Fredenberg writhed around ridiculously on the floor. The White Heat: San Antonio’s White Heat took stage after the Bloody Hollies, for its much rumored, “last show ever.” Though the actual specifications of exactly how many performances the White Heat has left are still a bit sketchy, there was an undeniable crowd buzz created behind the threat of never seeing the band, as the

band, again. Combining contemptuous classic garage, ravenous guitar slides and post-punk sound, the White Heat emptied its musical goods on a bloodthirsty crowd, begging for more. The Greenhornes: Currently touring with Southern Culture on the Skids, The Greenhornes is an art/blues/alt-rock trio from Cincinnati, Ohio, whose musical influences contain a strict diet of Talking Heads and Television. Combining classic rock ’n’ roll attitude with smirky boy-nextdoor charm, the Greenhornes thrilled the Casino El Camino as one of the headlining acts. At one point, lead singer Craig Fox even called resident “lift-all” Casino bartender “Mr. Lifto” to the stage to lift a 30-pound keg with both of his earlobes. Luckily, the Greenhornes’ set wasn’t nearly as painful as Mr. Lifto’s. The Unicorns: “Austin smells like cum!” yelled Alden Ginger, lead singer of the enthusiastically experimental pop/rock group the Unicorns. Never before has a band incorporated so much fervor, excitement and tongue-in-cheek wit into one side stage as the Unicorns at Club DeVille on Saturday afternoon. Although a bit shunned by the side stage stepchild like vibe at the venue, the crowd still packed and loved every bit of it. Harboring a fashion sense comparable to Quadrophenia and a sound resembling Pixies 2.0, the Unicorns is 2004’s answer to Muppet-rock mania and kitsch.

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BY PORSHA THOMAS TRENDS REPORTER Ready for another blast from the past? Meet the ’60s, a decade entangled with turmoil, love and freedom of spirit. Led by the young and ever-changing cultural norms, the face of fashion began to change dramatically (enter the miniskirt and baby doll dress). The ’60s opened the door for the most daring ensembles created today. In the beginning of the decade, ’50s style still clung to American culture. The sack dress, created in 1957, was the forerunner of the traditional 1960s mini-dress and came well below the knee. In the early ’60s, pleated skirts were worn with shortsleeved blouses featuring a shell top look. Straight skirts had front and back inverted pleats called kick pleats. These particular skirts make it easy to dance “the twist” because the skirts allowed for free movement of the knees. Ever seen a sweater dress you thought was to die for? Those originated in the ’60s. Sweater dresses were often made of lamb’s wool or Orlon material and worn belted with waists nipped in. Pencil skirts were worn with sweaters or back-to-front

cardigans pressed super flat. By 1966, Mary Quant began producing short-waist, skimming mini-dresses and skirts that were six to seven inches above the knee. Unfortunately, she can’t be credited with the creation of the “mini” as she took the idea from the 1964 designs of Courreges. The styles, already short, were cut even shorter by Quant. The trend, called the Chelsea Look, was favored by girls in London. Quant used basic shapes, designed well, simple and neat. Those who pulled off the controversial clothing were young. Quant’s designs often featured a girly white collar and were made from cotton gabardines. The arrival of tights killed traditional stockings and made miniskirts more acceptable. In the late ’60s, tights were patterned with arrangements of diamonds or other motifs. American tan, or golden brown, was a favorite color of the time period. Fishnets became popular during this time, as well as Lurex glitter tights in gold or silver for the holidays. As for shoes, lower kitten heels were worn as an alternative to stilettos. Pointed toes gave way to chisel shaped toes in 1961, which later gave way to Almond toes in 1963.

All clothes were narrow shouldered and cut at the armholes to properly reveal the arm and its shoulder joint. Knitted twin sets were still worn, but more commonly worn as separates. Baby doll dresses were full and flared into tent shapes by 1966. Most featured the cutaway armholes or a halter neck and were made of many materials from transparent tulles to lace/chiffons. Pinafore dresses featured square, V- or rounded-neck collars and were made of plain or tartan wool. Dresses were teamed with Polo neck jumpers or tie neck blouses. A sleeved variation of the button-through version of the pinafore was called a coatdress. It was worn with or without a skinny, rib-fitting sweater with a half belt at the back of the waist. Now that we are once again at the review, let’s do so. The miniskirts and dresses we all know and love were created in the era of peace and free love, designers are once again copying each others’ style, and the introduction of tights revolutionizes the mini. Ah, the ’60s, a decade remembered for the calling of change. Be prepared to shake your groove thangs into the ’70s next week!

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Big Dogs Okay! Walk or shuttle to class. most bills pd. w/cable. 1/1 $450+, 2/2 $595 + Apt. Experts. 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ Small Community, 1/1 $450, 2/2 $650, with free wireless internet. Pet’s o.k Apt. Experts 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ ON A BUDGET? So am I. That’s why we have Langtry Apartments. 205 Craddock Ave., Waiting for you. 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment homes with washer/dryer ready for you to move-in today. Only $650 per month. Who said living in San Marcos had to be expensive? Langtry Apartments 396-2673. (4/29) ____________________________ TWO BEDROOM FOR THE PRICE OF A ONE! That's right! Rent a two bedroom for the price of a one bedroom. You pay only $575.00 a month. Move in today to West End Condominium # 3. 1221 West Hopkins. VJE Realty Group 353-3002. (4/29) ____________________________ Skinny Dippin! In the middle of Winter! Our Skinny prices are dippin even lower! One bedroom now only $575.00. Washer/Dryer, microwave, free high speed internet with no dial-up and resort style amenities. Call the Metropolitan 393-6000. (4/29) ____________________________ Privacy, Privacy and More Privacy! A place of your own! Stadium view apartments has a few 1 bedroom 1 bath homes for you. Fireplaces, ceiling fans, PRIVATE outside storage and covered parking await you. On-Site laundry, pool, and spa are only one call away. VJE Realty 353-3002. ____________________________ Ready & Waiting! Nice, 1 bedroom , 1 bath studio home. 1642 Post Road. lot’s of storage and yard area. VJE Realty 353-3002. (4/29) ____________________________ 1 bd APT. $395/mo. 353-5051. (4/29)

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Priced below market. 2/2 condo. New tile, carpet. Includes appliances with w/d. 512-246-9979. ____________________________ Own. cheaper than rent. $91,000. Great north side Canyon Lake condo. 20 min. from campus, 5 min. from marina. 2/2/2 plus covered deck w/ beautiful sunset views and pool. Excellent condition. owner/ Agent 830-964-5064. (3/25s) ____________________________ 3/2 DW in Saddlebrok, a gated manufactured home community (IH-35 Frontage, north of Blanco River) 116 North Fork Road, 2 car garage with covered decks. $47,500 (Lease/Own option) 512-787-1581. (4/8) ____________________________ For Sale: 2002 3b/2b. Single wide, excellent condition, set up on lot. Please call 665-5860. (4/1) ____________________________ Kroeler love-seat, $68, solid oak dresser w/ mirror, $75, heavy pine bunk bed complete, $158, backgammen set, $10, nice roll around office chair w/arms, $48, queen mattress set, $65. Partins’ Furniture. 2108 Ranch Road 12. 396-4684. Free Delivery. (3/25)

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Brand new wedding dress. $400 obo. Solid wood vanity, $75. Solid oak computer desk w/ hutch $100. 20” monitor, $50. 878-8175. (3/25) ____________________________ Like new 65” Connely Rocket Tournament water ski w/ dbl boots & case. $100. 738-1658. (3/25)

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Playboy says undercover agent targeted Bonds By Elliott Almond Knight Ridder Newspapers SAN JOSE, Calif. — The lead federal investigator in the Balco drug scandal targeted Barry Bonds and his personal trainer after seeing them often in the same Burlingame gym where he was a member, according to an April 9 Playboy magazine article posted on its Web site Monday. The primary source for the story was a California Bureau of Narcotics undercover agent whose role in the 18-month investigation was not publicly known until Monday. The investigation led to indictments against four Bay Area men, including Bonds’ trainer, Greg Anderson. The agent, Iran White of the San Jose office, raised the ire of the California Attorney General for going public. “News of this article is surprising and, frankly, quite disturbing,” Attorney General spokeswoman Hallye Jordan said Monday. “It is difficult to imagine the circumstances that would invite an undercover officer from any law enforcement agency to publicly discuss an ongoing investigation.” Reached by phone Monday night, White said he could not discuss the article or the case. The article said that the inquiry began when Jeff Novitzky, an agent with the Internal Revenue Service’s San Jose office, started talking about Bonds’ size and strength with White in 2000. At the time they were working on the same case. “You think he’s on steroids?” Novitzky asked his colleague, White recounted in the article. “I think they’re all on steroids,” White responded in that conversation. “All of our top major leaguers.” White said Novitzky, a former San Jose State basketball player, had drugs in mind when he then commented: “I’d sure like to prove it.” The magazine said White claims Novitzky enlisted him to infiltrate the Bay Area Fitness

gym. Besides Anderson, authorities indicted Balco Laboratories president Victor Conte Jr., Balco vice president James Valente and Castro Valley track coach Remi Korchemny. All four pleaded not guilty to charges of distributing illegal drugs to elite athletes. A status hearing is scheduled Friday. Bonds, who was among more than 30 athletes to testify before a grand jury last year, has not been charged. The article claims Novitzky found evidence in Balco’s garbage that Bonds was being tested for steroids. It said paperwork about a test that was not included in affidavits unsealed by the government mentioned “‘B. Bonds’ should read ‘G. Anderson.’” Lead prosecutor Jeff Nedrow refused to comment Monday. Two sources involved in the case said Monday that the article overstated White’s role in the investigation. According to the magazine, White was given $300 to open a six-month membership to Bay Area Fitness, a gym about 100 yards from Balco, a Burlingame supplement maker. The article describes how White sidled up to Anderson to gain his trust. The article claims White — a 14year veteran of the narcotic bureau — became part of Anderson’s inner circle. The magazine said White’s role ended abruptly in June when he suffered a stroke. He has been on leave with the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement. Anderson’s attorney, George Walker, said the article could prove damaging to the prosecution if it can be shown that investigators had a bias. “In a general sense, if you have an agent in charge of an impartial investigation who has some hidden agenda as it relates to some individual, and then creates or produces some kind of story or statement, obviously that is subject to scrutiny” by the defense, he said.

Susan Tripp Pollard/Contra Costa Times San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds homers into right field off Anaheim Angel pitcher Francisco Rodriguez in the sixth inning of Game 6.

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Junior Josh Fontenot was given the night off Tuesday but has a five-game hitting streak that has also sparked the Cowboys’ winning streak. The hitting streak has raised his average to .339 after going hitless during the first five games of the season. The three probable starters on the mound for McNeese this

weekend will be sophomore Chris Denton and seniors Rusty Begnaud and John Doerfler. Begnaud has been perfect thus far this season, possessing a 4-0 record while posting a 2.63 ERA. Doerfler has been steady as the team’s No. 3 starter, going 3-2 in seven starts with a serviceable 4.15 ERA. Meanwhile, Denton has been the team’s ace this season. The lefty has a 3-2 record

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on the season. Davis has fanned 14 batters in his 12.1 innings of work while holding opponents to a team-low .195 batting average. The Bobcats will look to rebound in conference action and will rely heavily on its pitchers as the offense has been continued to struggle all year. Texas State is likely to use starters Tom Robbins, Paul Schappert and Brian Hurley.

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Women: Season ends with 8-19 record

Thursday, March 25, 2004

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leadership roles throughout the season. The Bobcats opened the season with a brutal non-conference schedule that included Texas Christian University, the University of Texas and the University of Arizona, three nationally ranked teams. The result of the nonconference was a 0-10 record and an average margin of nearly 31 points per game and a team lacking confidence entering the conference season. The conference opener was no friendlier to Texas State, as a lack of experience in close games showed in a 51-49 loss to McNeese State University. Despite the losses, the Bobcats felt the team was beginning to show signs of coming out of its slump. Texas State finally broke into the win column just three days later, as the Bobcats came from behind to take down the Nicholls State University Colonels, 77-69. After a home loss to the University of TexasArlington, the Bobcats went on the road and got what appeared to be the win they had been looking for all season. Talbert put in a lay-up with 3.9 seconds remaining, giving Texas State a 44-43 win against the University of Texas-San Antonio in a slugfest. The Bobcats continued that momentum into their most dominating performance of the season in a win against the Lamar University Cardinals.

Andrew Nenque/Star photo Tori Talbert, junior center, pivots around her opponent to pass the ball to her teammate during their loss against Stephen F. Austin State University March 5.

Including those two games, the Bobcats would win six of eight, putting their conference record at 7-4 and themselves in position to host a first-round SLC Tournament game. But losses in four of their last five games sent those plans crashing into a seventh-place finish. The Bobcats were matched up with secondseeded University of Louisiana-Monroe, a team that beat them by 26 points in a previous meeting at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Texas State battled early, holding a 20-16 lead late in the first half, but ULM went on a 90 run and eventually took a 32-27 lead into the locker rooms at halftime. The Bobcats never challenged again and fell 72-59, ending their season. Talbert was the Bobcats’ leader all season, finishing with averages of 15 points and 9.7 rebounds per game and was named Second Team All-SLC. But until Brooks found her shooting touch late in the season, nobody consistently was able to assist with the scoring load. Brooks finished with an average of 9.7 points per game and team-highs of 39 3-pointers made, 79 percent free throw shooting. Brooks was a defensive standout as well, leading the team with 39 steals. Along with Brooks, the Bobcats will be losing guard Alphalisha Johnson and forwards Kristie Hinton and Aleise Johnson, while Talbert once again figures to be the driving force behind Texas State in 2004-05.

Men: Three starters returning to team next season g Cont. from page 16

Ironically, the two wins in this period were by the largest margins of victory in SLC play for the Bobcats, a 26point win at home against the University of LouisianaMonroe and a 24-point decision at Nicholls State University. “At the beginning of conference play, we had a lot of home games and we played really well,” Nutt said. “We were shooting the ball really well and shooting free throws really well. The next half of

as hard in February (and March) if not harder than earlier in the season.” Despite the disappointing end to the season, Texas State had solid contributions from several players. Once again senior guard Terry Conerway led the Bobcats. He was tops on the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game and was tied for the team lead in assists with 2.8 per game and finished second on the team with 4.6 rebounds per contest. Other double-digit scorers were Naylor, a junior, and sen-

the schedule was the complete opposite.” After backing into the conference tournament, the sixthseeded Bobcats faced thirdseeded University of TexasSan Antonio and SLC Player of the Year LeRoy Hurd. Texas State played with pride, pushing the eventual tournament champion UTSA to the brink before bowing out 7873. “It’s a fine line between winning and losing,” Nutt said. “The attitude and effort was always there. I felt for them. They were fighting just

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ior guard Roosevelt Brown. Naylor was second on the team with 11.3 ppg, while sharing the assist lead with Conerway. Brown was the third-leading scorer, averaging 10 ppg. “TC and Roosevelt were here the longest and spent a lot of quality time with us,” Nutt said about his seniors. “TC did a lot of great things for this team. Both guys took our talent level up a notch.” Center Josh Goellner was the other departing senior on the team, and he averaged 1.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per

game. Other contributors were junior forwards Zach Allison, Anthony Dill and Nick Ponder. Allison started every game for the Bobcats, averaging 8.1 points and pulling down 4.4 rpg. Dill, the other starting forward for much of the season, scored 8.2 ppg and a teamleading 4.7 rebounds. Ponder was the Bobcats’ top reserve, putting in seven ppg. Naylor, Allison and Dill figure to give the Bobcats three returning starters for the 2004-05 season.

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Thursday’s

S coreboard baseball VS Inc. Word 3/23/04 R H E

Score by inning

Incarnate Word............2..0..0...0...0..0...0..0...0 2 9 2 TEXAS STATE...............0..0...0...1...3..1...3..0..X 8 6 0

Incarnate Word (15-8) Players AB R H RBI CF Lehmann 3 0 1 0 3b Seale 4 1 1 0 rf Gingrich 4 1 2 0 1b Elia 4 0 2 0 ss Krawietz 2 0 1 2 lf Lazano 4 0 1 0 dh Miori 3 0 1 0 c Tondre 2 0 0 0 c Verastigue 2 0 0 0 2b Taylor 3 0 0 0 ph Alferi 1 0 0 0 TOTALS 32 2 9 2

TX STATE (11-12, SLC 1-2) Players AB R H RBI ss Ramos 4 1 0 0 cf Tierce 5 2 2 2 1b Cooper 3 1 2 2 Miller 4 1 1 0 lf rf Martinez 4 1 0 0 dh Quintana 2 1 0 1 3b Anson 3 0 0 0 c Quayle 3 0 1 2 c Williams 1 0 0 0 2b Crumpton 1 1 0 1 TOTALS 30 8 6 8

Incarnate Word Pitching

Delgadillo Munoz Dennis Zett Martinez

IP

H R ER BB SO AB BF

3.0 1.0 0.1 2.1 1.1

1 0 0 4 1

0 3 1 4 0

0 2 1 4 0

3 4 2 1 1

2 2 0 4 2

10 4 0 11 5

13 9 3 13 6

TEXAS STATE Pitching

Schappert Hurley Sawicki

IP H 5.0 6 3.0 3 1.0 0

R ER BB SO AB BF 2 2 1 1 18 21 0 0 2 2 11 13 0 0 1 0 3 4

Win - Paul Schappert (2-4), Loss - Jason Munoz (4-1) Save - None Time - 2:42, Attendance - 267

slc baseball Standings Teams

SLC

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

W 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0

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

PCT 1.000 1.000 .667 .667 .667 .333 .333 .333 .000 .000

W 12 14 18 14 7 11 12 5 11 9

L 9 11 6 10 11 10 12 15 12 12

PCT .571 .560 .750 .583 .389 .524 .500 .262 .478 .429

SLC SOFTBALL Standings Teams

SLC

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

W 12 7 7 7 5 6 5 3 1 0

Overall L 0 4 5 5 4 6 7 6 7 9

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PCT 1.000 .636 .583 .583 .556 .500 .417 .333 .125 .000

W 28 13 17 15 15 15 14 16 12 8

L 8 15 14 17 14 17 13 17 27 33

T 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PCT .778 .466 .548 .469 .517 .469 .519 .485 .308 .195


BASEBALL: BOBCATS VISIT MCNEESE STATE AT 7 P.M. FRIDAY

Spo r t s

Thursday, March 25, 2004

The University Star — Page 16

Baseball ready for road action By Travis Summers Sports Reporter The Texas State baseball team will see its first Southland Conference road action this weekend when it takes on McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., Friday through Sunday. After losing its conference-opening series last weekend against Lamar University, the SLC preseason favorite, the Bobcats were able to win against the University of the Incarnate

Word to even their record 12-12. Meanwhile, first-year coach Chad Clement has McNeese in the middle of a six-game winning streak while preparing to host Texas State. The Cowboys were able to get their streak to a half dozen after torching Grambling State University 10-5 on the road Tuesday night, improving their record to 14-11. Texas State is 1-2 in conference play after its disappointing

Baseball visits

McNeese State (14-11) 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday

Evan Tierce, senior outfielder, hits a double and brings in two RBIs against the University of the Incarnate Word Tuesday at Bobcat Field. The Bobcats defeated the Crusaders, 8-2.

showing last weekend, while McNeese is 3-0 after sweeping Nicholls State University in Lake Charles. Freshman catcher Joe Hulett leads all Cowboy hitters, batting .380 on the season. Hulett did not start Tuesday against Grambling but did get an at-bat in and managed to make the most of it with a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning. In the three conference games McNeese has played, Hulett is hitting a remarkable .615.

Ashley A. Horton/ Star photo

g See BASEBALL, page 14

FallingShort Men’s basketball rounds out inconsistent season

By Kevin Washburn Sports Reporter With another year of Texas State men’s basketball complete, one word best describes the 2003-04 season: streaky. After starting the season 1-1, the Bobcats hit the road to compete in a pair of tournaments — the Great Alaska Shootout and the Southwest Missouri State Tournament. As it would prove to be all season, the road was unkind to Texas State. The Bobcats dropped all three games in Alaska, including losses to Purdue University and to eventual NCAA participant Pacific University, but managed a split of two games in Missouri. “We knew we’d have tough opponents (in the Great Alaska Shootout), but that was something we still really enjoyed,” said Texas State coach Dennis Nutt. “It is a prestigious tournament and we got a lot of exposure for our program. It was a tough start, but it let us get to know ourselves better.” After a rocky start to the season, the Bobcats came home looking to gain some momentum before Southland Conference play began. Strahan Coliseum was just what Texas State needed as it ended its non-

g See MEN, page 15

The Texas State softball team looks to improve its 28-8 Softball hosts record and continue its ninegame winning streak this (13-18) weekend against the University of Missouri on Friday 1 p.m. Friday before heading to Nacogand visits doches for a three-game series against Stephen F. Austin State University on Saturday and Sunday. The Bobcats have jumped 1 and 3 p.m. out to a 4 1/2 game lead in the Saturday, Southland Conference stand1 p.m. Sunday ings with a perfect 12-0 record, stretching its conference winning streak to 20 games, dating back to last season. Missouri will be the last team the Bobcats face from the Big 12 this season, as Texas State will be looking for its sixth win in eight games against the powerhouse conference. Included in the previous five victories were wins against the University of Texas and Texas A&M University, both which were nationally ranked at the time. The Bobcats also swept the Texas Tech Red Raiders in three games on the season. The two losses came at the back end of a doubleheader split at UT and at home against Baylor University. One major reason the Bobcats have been able to reel off their current winning streak is the offensive improvement as of late. Center fielder Kristen Zaleski continues to lead the way for the ’Cats on offense, posting a .440 batting average, .681 slugging percentage and 51 hits (12 for extra bases). Zaleski is also a menace on the bases, having been caught stealing only once in 23 attempts. However, it is the Bobcats’ pitching that has kept them in some of the closer games during their recent winning streak. Senior Nicole Neuerburg remains the heart and soul for the Bobcat pitching staff, compiling 19 wins along with a 1.58 ERA for the season. Sophomore Katie Ann Trahan has a 95 record in 16 appearances on the season. Texas State and Missouri have only faced once all-time, with the Tigers taking a 10-4 win back in 1996. Erin Kalka is the Tigers’ leader in the circle, and is 9-10 on the season with an ERA of 2.00. SFA comes into the weekend with a 15-17 overall record and a 6-6 conference mark. Junior Carrie Woydziak is the main offensive threat for the Lady Lumberjacks with a .478 batting average on the season. The ’Cats will start play at 1 p.m. Friday at home and then head to SFA to open up with a double header at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Stephen F. Austin

Andrew Nenque/Star photo Evan Patterson, sophomore forward, breaks through opponents and lays up for two points against Stephen F. Austin State University March 5. The Bobcats ended their season record 13-15.

Women unable to recapture SLC title By Jason Orts Sports Editor Coming off an 18-win season in 200203 and a Southland Conference tournament championship, the Texas State women’s basketball team looked to be in a prime position to post a banner 2003-04 season. The Bobcats also had four returning starters, including the reigning SLC Player

Andrew Nenque/ Star photo

By Bruce Kalmick Sports Reporter

Mizzou

conference schedule winning three of its last four, with all of the wins coming at home. As conference play began, Texas State’s dominance at home continued. The Bobcats rattled off four straight wins at home and five overall to climb to the top of the conference standings at 5-0. After their undefeated start, the Bobcats earned a split on a two-game road trip to Louisiana. Despite their first loss of the conference season, the Bobcats still sat atop the standings with a 6-1 record. That set the stage for a battle for the outright lead of the SLC with Southeastern Louisiana University. It was a hard-fought game with the teams exchanging leads late in the second half. But when Bobcat guard Josh Naylor’s fadeaway jumper at the buzzer missed off the side of the rim, SLU snuck out of San Marcos with a 64-63 win. The loss was not only Texas State’s first at home, but also one from which it never seemed to recover. What ensued for Texas State was a tailspin. Including the loss to SLU, the Bobcats headed into the SLC tournament having lost seven of their final nine games.

Aleise Johnson, senior forward, works her opponent to drive to the hoop during their loss to Stephen F. Austin State University March 5.

Texas State faces SFA in 3-game series

of the Year and tournament MVP center Tori Talbert. All of this added up to the Bobcats being selected as the preseason favorite to win the SLC regular season title in 200304. But Texas State struggled to an 8-19 record marked by inconsistencies and the inability to find different players to take g See WOMEN, page 15

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