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BUILDING THE COMMUNITY T E X A S
S T A T E
U N I V E R S I T Y - S A N
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ASG practices at question
Students, residents work together to clean up San Marcos
Student dismayed about ASL classes, public forum policy
By David Michael Cohen Special to The Star
By Amelia Jackson News Reporter
efying an ominous sky of steel-gray clouds, more than 1,000 Texas State students crowded the Bobcat Village Apartments parking lot at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to build a better San Marcos. Dainon Deviney, Student Volunteer Connection’s graduate adviser, estimates about 1,500 students volunteered to participate in the second annual Bobcat Build. The event, a community service day in which students worked at 49 job sites around San Marcos, brought out about twice as many volunteers as last year. SVC members, who helped organize the event, distributed free refreshments and T-shirts during a pre-event rally that included a disc jockey and speeches by Mayor Robert Habingreither, state District 45 Rep. Patrick Rose and Texas State football coach David Bailiff. The volunteers, often grouped by student organizations, offered services such as painting the dining room and washing the minibus at the Merrill Gardens Assisted Living retirement community and soliciting donations door-to-door for the Oak Heights Neighborhood Food Drive. “I think it’s a tremendous turnout,” Rose said. “It’s a testament to our great university and the students who are here, and how much they’re involved in the community.” He said the food pantry-related work done by students was especially close to his heart. “This economy that we have right now underscores the need for folks outside of government to get involved too, as these students are doing,” he said. Habingreither, who is the Texas State technology department chair, told the crowd of volunteers that by participating in Bobcat Build they were solidifying the relationship between g See BUILD, page 4
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International Festival exposes university to diverse cultures By Jehan Emara Special to The Star
The desire to create a mutual bond between peoples of different continents and cultures is the motivation behind an event today that features belly dancers and salsa troupes. The International Student Association’s annual International Festival takes place at 6 p.m. at the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. There will be activities such as Henna tattoo-
ing, belly and salsa dancing and a fashion show showcasing clothing from various countries. “People seldom have the chance to experience other cultures at the same time,” said Misa Oshima, association treasurer and accounting junior. “The festival is a chance to travel all around the world in just a few hours and become more aware that there is an increasing number of international students of different nationalities and religions on campus who harbor
Izabel Wills, above, picks through shrubs in The Quad and finds several cigarette butts to fill her bucket. Left, Allison Elliott of the Student Diatetic Association assists with cleaning out flower beds at River Springs Retirement Center on Thorpe Lane.
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different traditions.” Robert Habingreither, San Marcos mayor and technology chair, is expected to speak during the event and surprise the participants and the association with a special presentation. International students will wear clothing from their native countries that represent beliefs and traditions that grew throughout the centuries. “We will proudly wear our g See FESTIVAL, page 3
A disgruntled student articulated his dissatisfaction with the Associated Student Government and alleged impropriety by the cabinet during its Monday meeting. George Restivo, history senior, expressed his dismay that ASG has not been able to implement American Sign Language courses at Texas State. He also accused Justin McGarry, ASG vice president, of abusing his power in denying Restivo adequate time in which to address the Senate. “Starting next year, I am going to try to bring a sense of realism to student government,” Restivo said. “I have seen a lot of abuse, and only a few Senators serve through the full year.” He said he would be contacting the Equity Office after the election in regards to the issues with which he sees problems. Restivo is upset with the policies of the Senate that limit students to five minutes to speak during its public forum, with a two-minute rebuttal. He said he has been attending ASG meetings since October and does not feel he has been given fair time to share his views and ideas with the Senate. Senators expressed anger at Restivo’s comments and encouraged him to become involved with ASG instead of merely
Martin Luther King Jr.’s name is often considered synonymous with the Civil Rights movement, but not everybody knows the name of the man who led the fight for MexicanAmericans civil liberties. Cesar Chavez is arguably one of the most influential people to Mexican-American culture, using many of the same non-violent tactics that Martin Luther King Jr. used, but he remains a lesser-known figure, despite all he achieved. The Texas State community honors his legacy this week with Cesar Chavez Week, hosted by the Multicultural Student
Affairs office, the Latino Coalition, the Underrepresented Student Advisory Council and the Multicultural Programming Committee. The week features events to celebrate diversity on campus and encourage awareness of Chavez and his accomplishments. “It’s to celebrate and commemorate Cesar Chavez’s life but to also remember the role that he played in fighting for farm workers’ rights and creating a voice for them,” said Stella Silva, MSA assistant director. “He worked on the rights in terms of pay and better working conditions.” The week officially began Monday with a ceremony in the LBJ Student Center Amphi-
theater, sponsored by the Association of Mexican American Students. Tuesday will include an exhibit on the third floor of the LBJSC about the United Farm Workers Union and will include photographs of workers in the fields. The exhibit runs through the end of the week, hosted by the Alkek Library’s Special Collections. At 7 p.m. guest speaker Martha Cortera, one of the first Chicana activists of the 1960s, will give a presentation about Chavez and his accomplishments in the LBJSC Teaching Theater. Cortera knew Chavez personally, and she still serves g See CHAVEZ, page 4
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Ethical journalism focus of lecture By Ryan Coggin News Reporter A once-plagiarized staff writer for the San Antonio Express-News emphasized the importance of accuracy and respect in journalism during a speech titled “The Ethics of Writing and The New York Times” on Wednesday. More than 70 students listened to Macarena Hernandez as she spoke about the value of “humanizing” people when writing their stories, and described a recent incident in which Jayson Blair, a New York Times reporter, plagiarized her
writing. Her lecture was part of Mass Communication Week 2004. “If you leave with anything today, it’s about respecting the people you write about,” Hernandez told the audience, which included visiting high school students from the Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts in Laredo. The La Joya, Texas, native who began studying law at Baylor University, said she found her calling while working for the school’s yearbook.
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Texas State hosts Cesar Chavez Week to honor his civil rights activism By Jennifer Warner Senior Reporter
attending meetings. “It’s a lot easier to criticize a leader than to be one,” said Mikaila Bell, geography senior. McGarry said he was very concerned by Restivo’s accusations. This years’ ASG has been the first in many years to institute a public forum, McGarry said. In addition to the public forum at the meetings, he pointed out the opendoor policy and availability of the ASG president and vice president. “My responsibility as vice president is to run Senate meetings with order and take care of student business,” McGarry said. “I’ve missed class to have the opportunity to meet with students (during office hours), but the Senate meetings are formal business.” He also said the Senate has been willing to work with Restivo and they have brought his concerns to President Denise Trauth and her cabinet. In an e-mail before the meeting, Restivo further alleged Ernie Dominguez, ASG president, provided presidential candidate and Senate clerk Jerry Parker with questions before the presidential debates and did not provide them to candidate Chris Fields. After the meeting, Dominguez denied providing Parker with the debate questions and clarified that he did not even show the questions to McGarry before the debate began. Dominguez also said he faced similar accusations from his opponent last year, and they were unfounded then as well. He said he would be open to having the debates conducted by an outside
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This Week’s Diversity Month Events Wednesday 3:30-5p.m. Prejudice & Promise, The Mexican-American Presented by Dr. Hart in the LBJ Student Center, Room3-14.1 Wednes day 10a.m.-3p.m. National Multicultural Job EXPO Presented by Career Services at Strahan Coliseum
Fri day 8:30a.m.-n oon Women as Leaders: Strategies for Meeting the Challenge Presented by Dr. Cathy Fleuriet, Assoc. VP for Institutional Effectiveness and Dr. Lee Williams, Communication Studies professor, Old Main, Room 320
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Student Volunteer Connection meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1.
LOCAL UPDATES Campus
Higher Ground meets at 5:30 p.m. at St. Marks Church.
Cesar Chavez Celebration Exhibit will be displayed all day on the 3rd floor of the LBJ Student Center. Catholic Student Center provides a free lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the center. Christians at Texas State meets at noon in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1. Breaking Free From Dieting support group meets at 3 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information call 245-2208.
Bobcat Supper is at 5:30 p.m. at the Campus Christian Community Center. College Republicans meet at 7 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-13.1. Science Fiction/Fantasy Society meets at 8 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-11.1. Crosstalk meets at 8 p.m. in the Alkek Teaching Theater. Bible Study meets at 8 p.m. at the Catholic Student Center.
Bicycle To Work and School Day is all day in the city of San Marcos. Worker Appreciation Breakfast is from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-15.1.
Texas State Counseling Center holds a seminar on Dysfunctional Men from 3:15-4:45 p.m. at the counseling center.
Texas Literary Outlaws exhibit premieres at 8 a.m. on the 7th floor of the Alkek Library.
Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization meets at 5 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1.
Campus Christian Community meets for free lunch and study at 12:30 p.m. at CCC.
Hispanic Business Student Association meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1.
Relationship Concerns meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information, call 245-2208.
International Festival is at 6 p.m. in the LBJSC Ballroom. Admission cost is $5.
Bike for the Right meets at 5 p.m. at the San Marcos Library.
Latino Coalition hosts Martha P. Cotera at 7 p.m. in the LBJSC Teaching Theater.
Public Relations Student Society of America meets at 5 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1.
Latino Coalition celebrates Cesar Chavez’ birthday with free cake at 11 a.m. on The Quad. Christians at Texas State meets at noon in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1. Chicano Documentary showing is from 3-6 p.m. at Boko’s Living Room. Sexual Assault & Abuse Services meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information, call 245-2208.
Victory Over Violence meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at LBJSC, Room 3-12.1. American Sign Language Club meets at 7 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1.
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Texas State student ranked first place Witliff Gallery to showcase prints featuring ‘vaqueros’ in corporate selling competition
Sixty-four students from 32 universities across the country participated March 18-20 in an invitational tournament in Atlanta, Ga., competing for awards in “role-play” corporate selling. There were two rounds of competition — the first for the sale of a product, ACT!6 customer relationship management software, and the second for the sale of a service, which was United Parcel Service. Individual scores for all 64 students were tallied at the end of the Product & Service Categories, and Cortney DuPriest, a student in the Department of Marketing at Texas State University, ranked No.1 in the nation. She was named to the top three students eligible under the point system to compete in the championship round, selling United Parcel Service to a corporate buyer. Along with DuPriest, fellow Texas State student Alian Johnson also achieved high-rankings at the competition. Johnson and DuPriest combined their scores in both categories to win the third best team award nationally. “The national competition was a great opportunity to showcase the sales skills we had learned at Texas State University,” DuPriest said. “Plus, we had the chance to meet other students with the same interests. In addition, we feel that our involvement with the corporate sponsors will open doors for future Texas State students.” Johnson said the National Collegiate Sales Competition was valuable because it is not something you can learn from a textbook. Many of the participating universities, including Purdue University, Ball State University, University of Houston, Georgia State University, Florida State University and the University of Georgia, have strong sales programs with concentrations in such areas as financial services sales, medical sales and other professional selling areas congruent with the demands of the corporate marketplace in their regions of the United States.
When Texas moved into the cattle business, its cowboys adopted many of the Mexican vaqueros’ accoutrements and centuries-old methodologies of working herds in big country. Signing on in the early ’70s to witness one of the last traditional roundups on Mexico’s vast Rancho Tule, Bill Wittliff fixed the vanishing vaquero tradition forever in 5,000 photographs taken during a three-year period. See more than 60 of the sepia-toned prints from the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography permanent collection, on display in concert with the publication of Wittliff’s first monograph, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, from the University of Texas Press. The exhibit will be on display from April 3 to Oct. 17. The gallery is open 8 a.m.-5p.m. Monday-Friday (Tuesday until 9 p.m.); 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday; closed breaks and holidays. For more information contact the gallery at (512) 245-2313. Exhibit admission is free.
Silent auction accompanies exhibit
Don’t miss the Wittliff Gallery Exhibit Reception, Silent Auction and Book for Bill Wittliff’s Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy. The event will take place 7-10 p.m. May 22. This benefit will feature a book signing with photographer Wittliff and revered Texas author John Graves, who wrote the introduction. Silent auction items will include rare signed Russell Lee photographs, Lonesome Dove fine art photographs and screenplays signed by Wittliff, a limited boxed edition of The Wonderful Country written, illustrated and signed by Tom Lea, plus other treasures. Proceeds support the Alkek Library’s Southwestern Writers Collection and Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography. Call Beverly Fondren at (512) 245-9058 for tickets and further information, or visit the gallery’s Web site at www.wg.txstate.edu.
CRIME BL TTER
University Police Department
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San Marcos Police Department
March 26, 11 a.m. Theft under $500/Bexar Hall — An employee reported a vacuum cleaner was stolen. This case is under investigation.
March 27, 11:46 p.m. Burglary of a habitation/Seth Street — Unknown actors entered the residence through a window and stole numerous items.
March 28, 8:14 p.m. Criminal mischief under $500/Jackson Hall — A guard reported a vending machine had been damaged. This case is under investigation.
March 26, 3:03 p.m. Theft initial dispatch/1100 block Leah Avenue — Theft under $1,500 dollars, Victim advises that his moped was stolen overnight from his parking lot.
March 28, 9:29 p.m. Criminal attempt burglary of vehicle/baseball field parking lot — A student reported someone had attempted to break into his vehicle. This case is under investigation.
March 26, 11:23 a.m. Auto theft/River Road — Theft under $20,000; 1985 Chevrolet El Camino stolen.
San Marcos Crime Stoppers: 353-TIPS(8477) Campus Crime Stoppers: 245-7867
March 25, 1:39 a.m. Burglary of a habitation/Miller Trace — Unknown person(s) broke into victim’s residence and stole various entertainment items.
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.
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“I started writing for the yearbook on hot topics,” Hernandez said. “I wanted to (look back) 20 years (to see) what people were thinking about.” Baylor’s vice president of communications suggested she pursue journalism, which she had never considered. Hernandez spent the second half of her college career studying journalism and graduated with a double major in English and journalism. While attending graduate school at Berkeley, the 23-yearold journalism student spent a summer interning at The Philadelphia Inquirer, which she said placed a higher importance on writing than most other newspapers. “When I went to The Inquirer, I learned to write with color and how to interview subjects with great description,” Hernandez said. “There you could tell good writing and people’s life stories mattered.” After graduation, Hernandez found herself working as an intern at The New York Times alongside Blair, who was also working as an intern. “I met a lot of wonderful people there, but it wasn’t the most welcoming newsroom I had ever been in,” she said. “I wasn’t interested in half of the stories.” Hernandez’s father died three months after she began at The Times, which had offered her an extension. The only unmarried daughter among eight married siblings, Hernandez returned to La Joya to be with her mother. She spent a year teaching English in her former high school. “It was nourishing at a time in my life when I felt so sad,” she said of teaching. “I didn’t really feel like doing journalism. I wanted to have a job that would allow me to spend time with my mom.” Hernandez returned to California, where she had migrated back and forth from Texas to work in the fields with her family as a teenager. In California, she worked for Latino.com, a Web site that covered a broad spectrum of Latino news. Hernandez transferred to San Antonio, a largely Hispanic city, one year later to write for the Web site before joining the San Antonio-Express News after the company that operated Latino.com closed for financial reasons. At the Express-News, He-
rnandez began covering funerals, a subject she said she takes personally, following a newspaper obituary covering her father’s death she felt was written poorly. “I knew first-hand what it was like to lose someone and to read a story that doesn’t humanize that person,” she said. “You have to realize telling stories is about keeping other’s stories alive. You really have a responsibility to be accurate.” When Hernandez wrote a story about the Los Fresnos, Texas, mother of a soldier missing in Iraq, questions were raised when a reporter from The Washington Post commented to her that a similar story was written by Blair in The Times eight days later. Hernandez related the story off the record to The Post, then called The Times, who knew nothing about the situation. She said many inaccuracies were found in Blair’s story upon examination. “I knew how accurate the story was because I had spent so much time with the woman,” Hernandez said. “To see someone like that disregard her story; it was disgusting.” Hernandez said she received a phone call from Blair, who claimed his editor was questioning a quote that had been translated by the lady’s daughter. “That’s when I knew this guy didn’t even go through the mother, because the mother spoke English,” Hernandez said. Molly Frankel, mass communication senior, said Hernandez’s questioning of ethics in journalism and respectful treatment of people dealing with tragedies are issues she has also been concerned with. “Here’s a person who has figured out how to treat people with respect and at the same time recognizes that this may be the only time these people’s stories are told,” Frankel said. “She is clearly a very warm and caring person.” Kym Fox, Mass Communication Week coordinator and mass communication lecturer, said Hernandez was the perfect candidate to speak to Texas State students about ethics in journalism. “She is the epitome of a strong, ethical, moral journalist,” Fox said. “Just knowing how it is for reporters to hear her talking about her passion in the newsroom, I thought it would be good for the students to hear her, too.”
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source but still feels accusations of unfair advantages would be made. To further express his dismay for what he feels is a lack of work by ASG, Restivo is distributing fliers and ads opposing Parker for ASG president. “It is really disappointing to see all the negative ads and fliers brought towards me and ASG,” Parker said. “We work really hard for students and dedicate our time to students and the university because we believe in it. This is an 11th-hour political tactic I know students are smart enough to see through.” Parker clarified he had support of the Senator representing the ASL organization on campus. He said other members of the ASL community have reassured him that Restivo’s tactics don’t reflect the feelings of the organization as a whole. In other business, ASG heard from Service Learning program representatives Tommy Sanchez, interdisciplinary studies graduate student, and Amanda Estrada. The program, which began
two years ago, allows students the option of working in the community and reflecting on the experience as part of a class. Traditionally, the classes involved have been University Seminar classes, but the program’s leaders are hoping to expand to include upper division classes as well. Estrada said the major difference between the program and regular volunteer work is the reflection aspect. “Students don’t get a lot out of just service, but when they reflect with other students, they learn from each other,” Estrada said. The Senate unanimously approved legislation to support having service learning included in the campus master plan. The Senate unanimously passed pieces of legislation designating Thursday as the First Annual Bike to School Day and approving an e-mail notification to be sent out informing students of holds on their accounts. “This legislation is one of the best pieces I have seen this semester,” McGarry said. “It’s something we definitely need to support at this university.”
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costumes during the show and after to show our heritage and to allow many others the chance to learn and have fun doing so,” said Nawal El Harim, association president and management senior. Henna, an ancient body marking custom at weddings that has had a recent resurgence, will be done for any attendees who wish to participate. The custom, which originated as a cultural blessing in countries such as Morocco, India, Egypt and Sudan, is a non-permanent, painless tattoo. Local artists will draw Henna tattoos free of charge. Sarah Khalifa, a University of Texas student who plans to attend the festival, recommends Henna for everyone.
“I can’t wait to do it again,” she said. “Henna is the easiest way to express myself. (There is) no pain and it is not permanent so I can always change my mind after a few weeks. The ISA, founded in 1998 by Agenes Francis, continues to facilitate the merging of cultures from nations around the world. The association currently has about 300 members. The last International Festival, held in April 2002, brought out more than 120 people to listen to live music, guest speakers and to attend multicultural booths and fashion shows. Attendees who take the “International Quiz” will have an opportunity to win prizes. A Chinese buffet is included in the $5 admission fee.
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7 former Communist Lawmakers vote countries join NATO on gay marriage, WASHINGTON — President Bush welcomed seven former Communist countries into NATO Monday, pressing the alliance’s boundaries farther into what once was Warsaw Pact territory and emphasizing its post-Cold War rebirth as a partnership aimed increasingly at fighting terrorism in Europe and beyond. The expansion — the second time the alliance has added members since the Soviet Union fell — comes as a changing NATO prepares to send more forces into Afghanistan, considers a future role in Iraq, and works with nations in North Africa and elsewhere to thwart terrorist organizations. “Terrorists hate everything this alliance stands for,” Bush said in a White House ceremony with representatives of the seven nations. “They despise our freedom. They fear our unity. They seek to divide us. They will fail. We will not be divided. We will never bow to the violence of a few.” The relatively young democracies that joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Monday included three former Soviet republics — the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — and three members of the former Warsaw Pact: Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia. The seventh, Slovenia, was part of the former Yugoslavia. The invitation to join the alliance was extended at the NATO summit in Prague in November 2002 and was approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate in May 2003.
BOSTON — After seven weeks of heated public debate and frantic backroom maneuvering, the Massachusetts Legislature on Monday approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and establishing civil unions for same-sex couples. Tense state lawmakers who gathered here for the third installment of a constitutional convention voted 10592 to pass the measure. Before it can become law, the amendment must again be approved by both houses of the Legislature in 2005. If that occurs, it will then be presented as a ballot initiative for the general populace. The earliest that vote could take place is November 2006. The intent is to supersede a ruling by the state’s highest court that said affording gays anything less than full marriage rights was unconstitutional. Despite the Legislature’s action, the Supreme Judicial Court ruling will take effect May 17, making Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. Monday’s narrow vote reflected divisions within the legislature, whose members agonized in marathon sessions over whether to change the nation’s oldest constitution. And when it was all over, few on either side of the debate were celebrating. Briefs are from wire reports.
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San Marcos and the university. “As one of your professors, let me tell you how proud I am,” he said. “You’re good people, and I’m happy to be here.” At 9:30 a.m., the students broke into groups and headed for their respective job sites. Fourteen Lambda Alpha Epsilon members, a criminal justice fraternity, spent four hours putting two coats of white paint on the new community center for the Memorial Presbyterian Church on South Guadalupe Street. “This was my first experience with a large-scale community project like this,” said Joe Fisher, LAE member and criminal justice junior. “I found it very rewarding because the people we worked for were nice and very grateful.” Members of the National Association of Environmental Professionals worked with members of the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance to clear brush and build trails at Prospect Greenspace. “A lot of people live here because of the environment, and so it is great to see so many people out here working to preserve it,” said NAEP co-president and geography senior Noah Hopkins. “Some people that live in the community have problems with the large transitory population of college students here, but this shows them that we care and gives us a chance to improve the community.” He said projects such as Prospect Greenspace are an example of what can be accomplished through a single good deed. “Projects like this start with a single act of caring and then other people see that you care about something and it just starts growing from that single
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Andrew Nenque/Star photo Krystyn Jensen, music freshman, and Cydney Piersol work together to do their part for the environment. Jensen and nine other Texas State students with Bobcat Build teamed up to help Camp Fire USA. act of caring,” Hopkins said. On campus, 10 Sigma Alpha Iota members, a women’s music fraternity, helped 20 children from Camp Fire Boys and Girls, a national youth development organization, pick up cigarette butts in The Quad. Lisa Arceneaux, a Camp Fire leader and environmental engineer who has worked with Texas State for nine years as a contractor, created the butt cleanup last year as part of an information campaign to discourage students from throwing their cigarette butts on the ground. “While working on the storm quality plan for the university, we identified one of the major sources of pollution of the campus as cigarette butts,” Arceneaux said. “It’s actually a very big problem on this campus. So to try to raise awareness among the college students about the problem, I
thought, ‘what could better demonstrate it than to have young children picking up their cigarette butts?’” The project was also designed to instruct the participating children about the effects of littering and the dangers of smoking. “Cigarette butts can go into the rivers and oceans, and fish might accidentally swallow them and get sick and die,” said 7-year-old Camp Fire member Izabel Wills. “If the college kids see us doing this, they could learn a lesson,” said Jason Byett, 7. “They might feel sorry to make us do all this work and maybe stop throwing cigarette butts on the ground.” Melissa Arjona, philosophy senior and Sigma Alpha Iota editor, said the project was a lot of fun for the students. “A lot of us are music majors and are going to teach elementary, so we like working
A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF T E X A S S T A T E Here's what you do: 1. Fill out the Photographers Release Form available at the CASO Office 4-11.1 LBJ Student Center or online at www.lbjsc.txstate.edu/caso/awitl/releaseform.doc. 2. Return Photographers Release Form to the CASO Office 4-11.1 LBJ Student Center. 3. TAKE PICTURES!! APRIL 5th - 9th, 2004 of campus life. 4. Return photo prints to the CASO Office or email digital pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 16. The maximum matte size is 11x14, minimum size of photo is 5x7. Digital pictures need to be sent in PC format as .jpeg, .tiff, or .gif only. Due Date: APRIL 15, 2004. 5. Include Photographer's Name, Hometown, State/Province on back of prints or attached with emailed photographs. 6. Attend the Official Unveiling for the "A Week in the Life of Texas State" on the Fourth Floor Hallway of the LBJ Student Center on April 23rd at 1 p.m.
with the kids,” she said. After one hour, the students and children had collected an estimated 13,600 cigarettes, more than four times as many as last year. Deviney called this year’s Bobcat Build a “complete success.” “Everybody seemed to enjoy it, and all the places were really appreciative of the work that the students had done,” he said. “I think it’s really starting to become a tradition, not only for the university, but for the city as well.” Deviney said that next year’s Bobcat Build will involve more of the community, including a handful of projects in residential areas. He said he plans to start a student organization by the fall semester, separate from SVC, which will exclusively organize future Bobcat Builds.
as an activist, historian and author. If Chavez were still alive, Wednesday would be his 77th birthday. In honor of this day, free cake will be passed out starting at 11:30 a.m. in The Quad. A documentary about the Chicano movement will be shown 3-6 p.m. Wednesday in Boko’s Living Room, located on the first floor of the LBJSC. At 3:30 p.m., history professor Paul Hart will give a presentation called “Mexican Americans: Past and Future.” The event is scheduled to last until 5 p.m. and will be held in LBJSC, Room 3-15.1. The Lambda Theta Phi Latino Fraternity will hold a worker’s appreciation breakfast Thursday for the maintenance and custodial workers on campus. These workers are invited to stop by from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. for breakfast tacos, pan dulce, coffee and juice. J.D. Perez, Lambda Theta Phi president and computer information services senior, said cultural events like the breakfast are good to help diversify the campus. On the final day of Cesar Chavez Week, Sigma Delta Lambda sorority will host a Lowrider exhibit in The Quad and hand out free snow cones, known to Hispanic-Americans as “raspas.” Danielle Alvarado, Cesar Chavez Week coordinator and anthropology senior, said Lowriders have a historical significance to the Hispanic culture. “Some people just see a Lowrider as ‘ghetto’ or 5.75" said. “But ‘ganster’,” Alvarado
as migrant farm workers, they couldn’t afford a car. People would chip in to buy parts, so there’s a great significance.” The final event for the week will be the Relay for Life from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. at Bobcat Stadium. The all-night relay will raise money to be donated to cancer research. The Texas State campus is not the only place celebrating Chavez’s life. March 31, his birthday, is considered an official holiday in California, and in 2000, it was made an optional holiday by the Texas State Legislature. Rallies took place this weekend in several cities across Texas, including Austin and San Antonio. The Austin rally included a four-mile march to the capitol building and the San Antonio march was two miles long, ending at the Alamo. “I wanted to be there because I see him as a personal hero,” Alvarado said. “It’s just to remember that struggle, the promise for a better future, and how one person changed so many lives and history forever.” Chavez died in 1993 at the age of 66, but his memory lives on in the hearts of his followers. “He remains a constant symbol of hope, particularly in the Hispanic community and the working class,” Silva said. “He represents all that is selfless, dedicated and persistent. It’s a time for (students) to reflect on what kind of legacies they are going to leave in their lives. What this week is for is to never forget, to celebrate and to hope for a greater and better future.”
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esponsibility is a virtue our country’s leaders should uphold. However, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice doesn’t seem to think so. Rice claims she had executive privilege in refusing to testify publicly concerning the Sept. 11 attacks. It is still being debated whether she does have this right, but refusing to face the American people publicly about the issue is cowardly. Former Counterterrorism Chief Richard Clarke claims he sent
Rice a prophetic letter warning of an imminent attack one week before the infamous attacks on the World Trade Center. Rice claims the privatization of her testimony is in the interest of national security, but exposing those at fault is important information the American people deserve to know. If we allow our leaders to operate behind closed doors, the public has no way of keeping its leaders in check if they are at fault. On the other hand, if she refus-
es to publicly testify because she had received information that may have helped combat the attacks, she should fess up for her negligence and take responsibility. Rice said she did not want to create a legal precedent of forcing executive officials to testify for specially appointed committees. On one hand, she has a point. The executive department must be protected in making choices for the United States’ fate. However, if it is possible that error
occurred, the party at fault must be exposed. In the end, no one wants to shoulder the weight of blame surrounding the attacks, but Americans need to know the truth. If she did not know about it beforehand, she should take this opportunity to vindicate herself publicly. Additionally, two and a half years is enough time since the incident to remove discussion of blame for Sept. 11 as being classified and of national security interest.
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... ONE NATION UNDER WHOM?
Pledge of Allegiance defeats purpose of First Amendment
“I pledge allegiance to … one nation under God …” It seems simple enough. The United States is a great nation with much to be thankful for. How can people have a problem with a little daily recitation of a Rugh Cline prayer in public schools funded by Star Columnist tax dollars? In 1954, Congress decided our public schools needed a little mandatory prayer to give thanks to God. We are a nation under God. We have many rights in this country that we should all thank God for. Some of the most important rights reserved by Americans are granted in the First Amendment, which reads in part, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech ...” But, ay there’s the rub. How can the United States claim to have freedom of religion and freedom of speech on the one hand, and at the same time force millions of children across the nation to recite a daily prayer in school whether they like it or not? Doesn’t the constitution explicitly say, “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion …”? But then, isn’t that exactly what Congress did in 1954 by requiring a daily prayer and acknowledgement of God in our public schools? This daily compulsory recitation of a prayer in public schools goes against some of the core values for which the United States claims to stand. But then it is like the saying goes, “United States Constitution, void where prohibited by law.” I come from an extremely conservative suburban area in Texas. In the school district I went to, the fastest way to get suspended
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from school was to refuse to recite your daily prayer and acknowledgement of God, i.e. the pledge of allegiance. If a student was caught exercising his freedom of religion and freedom of speech with regards to the Pledge of Allegiance, he would be promptly suspended from school for two days or more. I was suspended from school on a couple of occasions for refusing to recite my daily prayer. I know dozens of other students at my school who were also suspended on a regular basis for refusing to take part in this government endorsement of religion. Some of these students were suspended so many times they accumulated enough absences to lose credit for the semester. A few of them ended up dropping out of school because of the credit losses. The only way to escape this daily prayer ritual was if the school received a written request from the student’s parents asking that the child not be stripped of his constitutional rights. Without this request the student has no freedom of religion or freedom of speech. Silence is a form of speech. Sometimes not saying anything can carry as powerful a message as verbal speech. However the students at my public school had no right to freedom of speech. A student could not simply remain respectfully quiet during the school’s daily prayer recitation. If a student decided to exercise his First Amendment right and remain silent, the administration would react in a way that made you think the student was burning a cross. Silence was not acceptable. Silence would always be followed by swift punishment. The freedom of religion granted by the First Amendment doesn’t just protect the rights and beliefs of believers in orthodox religions. It also protects the rights of atheist and agnostics, as well as followers of unorthodox religious denominations, and even people with occult beliefs. Requiring a daily prayer to God in publicly funded schools tramples on the rights of these other Americans. If a person does not believe in
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God, how can he be forced to pray against his will? What if a person believes that Lucifer is the true ruler of the universe, as the First Amendment supposedly gives him the right to do? How can he be forced to pray in school if it is wholly against his beliefs? What if a person has a polytheistic religion, and by being forced to pray to just one god, he is spitting in the face of his other gods? Arguments like this can go on and on. The fact is, forcing students to pray to a god in public schools tramples on the constitutional rights of millions of Americans. Our tax dollars pay for the public schools that most American children are compelled to attend. At present, a student attending school in the United States will be forced to pray — often against his will — more than 2,300 times in the course of his education. As you are reading this right now, in a government class somewhere in the United States, a teacher is saying, “Today class, we are going to be discussing the First Amendment, but first let’s all rise for the pledge of allegiance.” It doesn’t seem like we are truly teaching our children about the freedoms they supposedly have. I am guessing the powers that be in the United States regard the First Amendment as just a colossal typo. What were the drafters of the Bill of Rights on that they would allow blatant typos such as freedom of religion and freedom of speech to be added to the Constitution of the United States? It is time that the United States begins using the original form of the pledge of allegiance that doesn’t include an outright government endorsement of religion. It is time that we take this blatant government endorsement of religion out of school. It is time we bring the First Amendment back from the dead. It is time for the United States to begin to truly allow for freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Cline is a political science senior.
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This letter is in response to Brett Bousman’s March 23 article “The Passion of the Critics.” Thank you, Brett, for your disconnected, mostly incoherent breakdown of the hypocritical attitudes expressed by people “mostly from the left.” We are all lucky that people like yourself, and those — mostly from the right — understand that Jesus chose to be “hanged” so that we could be freed from the consequences of our irresponsible behaviors. I guess that is why so many people — mostly from the right — have such a live-and-letlive attitude toward those participating in irresponsible activities such as homosexual marriage and lewd sexual expression. It is likely that because “Christ preached absolute truth” people — mostly from the right — readily accept the truth that natural selection is the driving force behind the evolution of novel life forms. Once over, it must be because Jesus “taught the magnitudes” not to judge lest they be judged that so many people — mostly from the right — encourage women to exercise their God-given right to do with their bodies as they see fit. Thank God, or should I thank Jesus, or maybe Mel Gibson, that we still have people — mostly from the right — who can warm their hands by the archaic, hate-fanned, fairy-tale-based fires we call Christianity. If not for you, Brett, and people like you — mostly from the right — then those non-contemplative, unsavory, hypocritical bastards — mostly from the left — might continue to get away with all their zany shenanigans and tomfooleries. Keep up the good work. Mel bless you! — Greg Cryer biology graduate student
Liberal attitudes paved way for America
I would like to offer a reply to James Fleischman’s opinion on political slurs in the March 25 issue of The University Star. Mainly, he seems completely unmindful of what it means to be liberal. It is not his fault that he erroneously defined being liberal, but his blatant ignorance of American political tradition galls me. Being liberal does not mean that you will tax and spend. It does not mean entitlement programs. It does not mean that we will punish you for being rich. It believes in the progress of the American people and the protection of political and civil rights. More importantly, it was liberals who founded this country and liberals who wrote the Constitution. It was liberals who broke with conservative traditions of a monarchy and forged ahead to create a republic. It was liberal ideas and politics that birthed this country. So with that in mind, I am proud to say that I am a liberal. — Russell Klein philosophy senior
The Passion should awaken our Christian responsibilities
Amen, brother (Brett Bousman’s article “The Passion of the Critics”). I think the film The Passion of the Christ is an excellent movie and a powerful reminder of what occurred almost 2,000 years ago. How a man, who at the time did not know who I or any of us were, freely gave up his life so we could potentially be a part of something far grander than anything on this world is beautiful and amazing and even these simple words do not do His act of love justice. Did I think the movie was violent? Yes. However, it was the truth. Do I blame the Jewish people for Christ’s execution? No. I blame myself as any sinner would. Some of the critics’ disapproval of this film is perplexing but not at all surprising. The prejudice against Christians is not only accepted in this country but has become commonplace, which in my opinion is very disturbing. When Christians organize prayer vigils against abortion they are considered narrow-minded religious zealots; however, when people protest against a war, they are called social or political activists. Abortion and homosexual marriages are viewed, mostly on the left, as progressive movements. These movements are progressive and they are progressing this nation into a downward spiral that leads to hell. I pray that this film awakens our responsibilities as Christians and our awareness towards doing what is morally right in the world. Because if we do not, we will be turning our backs on the man who came to this Earth to bring us closer to salvation. — Enrique Duran II accounting sophomore and proud Catholic student
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New play lets Austin in on what love is about BY JONNY WYALL ARTS REPORTER
perfect serving of intimacy, yet room for expression. The tight quarters let the audience really feel personally entertained while eliminating the need for any sort of audio magnification, hence enhancing the intimate aura. The setting can take even the most imaginatively inept back to Shakespearean live drama at the Globe Theatre, however, instead of an outdoor rock bench, the backside is treated to a generic folding brown aluminum chair. Did You Say Love? is a comedic/dramatic jewel produced by Austin’s own A Chick And A Dude Productions and delivers every emotion on the spectrum during its hourand-a-half stint. Cast with six extremely talented actors and actresses ranging in age from 18 to 27, Did You Say Love? consists of 14 monologues, each stretching the cast to be all the future Academy bait they can be, while not once losing the audience’s attention. Every individual scene in the play deals with a different aspect of love.
AUSTIN — It’s opening night at the Ventana Del Soul Cultural Center and Coffee House for the brand new Austin original play, Did You Say Love? Ventana Del Soul may not yet be as synonymous with great production as more prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, but still scores major atmosphere points. This stucco psuedo-office building on Austin’s East Oltorf Street has everything the typical theatre junkie or just plain drama fan is looking for. The bottom floor consists of a comfortable coffee shop serving up Danishes and cookies among other coffee partners. A free Wi-Fi Internet connection is available to the technologically savvy, but for everyone else, a wide selection of overstuffed couches and trendy magazines complement the joint. Upstairs is a modest auditorium. The house will max out at about 100 heads, but is far from under-equipped. The small stage lends itself perfectly to plays like Did You Say Love?, providing a theatrical alchemist with the
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Andrew Nenque/Star photo Parker Wright and Greg Williams, along with other members of The Word Association, have been mixing vocals for more than a year but have just recently started performing in the nightclub scene. They are seen here in a performance Thursday at Lucy’s on The Square. BY JEFF MILLER MUSIC REPORTER
This week’s question: What new reality TV shows have you been watching? “All I’ve been watching is The Real World. It’s all right this season. It’s always been funny.” — Jessica Van Clav health science sophomore
Tiffany Searcy/Star photo The cast of Did You Say Love? will be performing Thursday through Saturday through April 10 at the Ventana Del Soul Cultural Center and Coffee Shop in Austin. Curtain goes up at 8 p.m.
“I’ve been watching The Apprentice. It is really good. I like the fact that it actually has a positive outcome.” — Roxanne Gil elementary education freshman
“I like Monster Garage. It’s interesting. They build some nice cars. — Tim Matthes physics/engineering freshman
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Students’ political voice focus of tour BY SHANNON MCGARVEY SENIOR REPORTER Earlier this spring, The American Civil Liberties Union and Zilo Networks, Inc., announced the return of their second annual College Freedom Tour. Taking its cue from MoveOn.org’s successful “Bush in 30 seconds” Public Service Announcement contest, the yearlong College Freedom Tour includes a “national college Public Service Announcement contest (and) a six-campus comedy tour,” states a Zilo press release. Propelled by the advent of “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and an impending presidential election, Zilo TV and ACLU want to give college students incentives toward political activity and concern.
“The aim (of the College Freedom Tour) is to amplify the voices of students who support racial justice, individual privacy, freedom of speech and other crucial civil rights and civil liberties issues,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director. The guidelines are simple. All interested College Freedom Tour applicants should be knowledgeable of the ACLU (www.aclu.com), bear interest in current political issues and social inequalities (think war in Iraq), along with being United States citizens age 17 or older. Entries can encapsulate any genre but must meet broadcast standards while including effectiveness, production technique and, most of all, originality. Entry formats will need to be sent in VHS, DVD or
MiniDV format, but Windows Media and MPEG formats are acceptable as well (final encoded ad not to exceed 4 MB). After the submission deadline of April 16, Zilo TV’s Manhattan production staff will narrow the field to 10 semifinalists, and a panel of experts will judge the remainder. The lucky winner receives $2,500 and a trip for two to the ACLU’s Fall 2004 comedy gala in Washington, D.C.’s, Constitution Hall. The winning PSA will then be shown on Zilo TV, air onstage during the comedy gala and be submitted to aired on major broadcast stations and cable networks nationally. For more information, go to www.Zilo.com/aclu or www.aclu.com.
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to wonder what kind of group could top it or even hope to match it. The equipment was swapped out and the Society trooped on stage, looking very Thursday night, The Word confident. Association, Bombay Dub Society The DJ began and the crowd slipped and the Unsung Heroes threw a show concert into a trance of swaying to the dreamy at Lucy’s on The Square. With the R E V I E W backbeats and monotone, rapid rhymes. new sound system and a sizable There was no denying the talent involved Word Association, in the group members’ rhymes, and they crowd, the show was a fresh representation of some local boys rocking the Bombay Dub Society, were very well organized and syncopated Unsung Heroes mic properly. with one another. But the fact that they Lucy’s on The Square The Word Association opened the remained stationary and appeared indifferMarch 25, 2004 show at 10:15 p.m., with Omari ent to the crowd made it seem as though Clayton stepping out on stage and they were at a recording session rather hollering at the crowd to make some noise. The than playing to a live audience. They may have crowd responds and in drops the beat. been good rivals to The Associations skill level, Immediately, heads started to bob, and all the but they didn’t tap into the crowd’s energy. emcees were jumping and keeping the crowd movThe closing group, Unsung Heroes, was an ing. The rhymes spoken by the Association poets eclectic and enjoyable mix of synthetic backup and were intelligent and on time with the complex live instruments, with a lovely young female singer beats provided by a talented disc jockey. This, accompanying. combined with the DJ’s spinning skills, was more It was a melodic and harmonious group, and it than enough to draw out beat junkies and get the seemed to be playing improvisation from the start, girls shaking their goods. in the manner that each member of the band knew As the show went on, there were no more than his instrument and voice and they delighted themthree extremely gifted poets on the stage at one selves and the crowd with their original style and time. This was made possible by the fluidity and carefree attitude. It was vibrant, soothing and cohesion of the crew, and it was amazing how the grooving all at the same time. mic moved from hand to hand like a lyrical jugOne has a hard time imagining three different gling act. When Word Association finally walked groups being able to put on a crowd-pleasing off the stage, every soul in the bar cheered and show. But that’s the way it worked out. This is easclapped, even the 40-year-old couple in the corner. ily one of the better shows that Lucy’s has put on After the fantastic opening crew, the crowd had in a while.
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LOVE: Play showcases emotions
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From the light-hearted scene of a toddler cuddling a kitten to a tear-welling, one-sided monologue of father to aborted baby, then satirical again to one man’s obsession for the hot wing, Did You Say Love? takes audiences on a rollercoaster of emotions. The only difference is this coaster has yet to induce physical whiplash; rather an emotional thrash not soon to be forgotten. Did You Say Love? is Shannon Weaver’s debut as a solo director. Personifying the
“Dude” in A Chick and A Dude Productions, Weaver has theatrical experience in acting and plays various cartoon voices in Anime productions around Austin. Melissa Livingston’s wit and way with words couldn’t be more right on for this original script. Not only does she act in three of the scenes, but she is also co-artistic director for A Chick and A Dude and the visionary for the project. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed. Livingston won Outstanding Director of a Drama for her
work in a previous play. Throughout the entirety of the production, the cast rarely shares the spotlight together, but the few times they do, the popcorn-style chime-ins among characters keep the action moving. The play’s meat and potatoes really lie in its monologues, in which actors as individuals glimmer in their respective roles. Look for Liz Fisher to illuminate the stage with her “Letting Go” role, and Christopher Loveless to bring laughs to the Quakers with his part in “Homecoming.”
Entertainment Briefs Friends cast gets ready for gigs after show Once they’re done with the TV event of the year — the May 6 Friends finale — the stars will have new jobs, or be looking for ’em. (Not that they’ll really need the cash, since each has made at least $1 million per episode for the last two seasons.) Here’s a little update on what’s coming: The Hollywood Reporter says Matt LeBlanc, who’ll take his
dimwitted-yet-lovable Joey shtick to the imaginatively titled Joey, will be joined on the NBC spin-off sitcom by Drea de Matteo. She’s Adriana, the mob moll (and FBI mole) on The Sopranos, and she’ll portray Joey’s hairdresser sister. Not to worry — de Matteo will be able to do both gigs. Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston is doing just fine. Brad Pitt’s wife just signed to costar in Gambit, a remake of the 1966 crime dramedy that starred Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine. The plot involves a beautiful woman who’s
sent to distract a millionaire by a thief who wants the rich dude’s expensive statue. Ben Kingsley will reportedly costar. It’s the third Aniston flick set for post-Friends release. And according to columnist Liz Smith, David Schwimmer just wrapped the comedy Duane Hopwood, shot at the Jersey Shore. He plays a casino worker and dad who tries to put his life back together after a divorce. Janeane Garofalo plays his ex-wife. Brief is from wire reports.
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Small Community, 1/1 $450, 2/2 $650, with free wireless internet. Pet’s o.k Apt. Experts 805-0123. (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. (4/29) ____________________________ Ready & Waiting! Nice, 1 bedroom , 1 bath studio home. 1642 Post Road. lot’s of storage and yard area. VJE Realty 353-3002. (4/29) ____________________________ 1 bd APT. $395/mo. 353-5051. (4/29)
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INO’z where you should work. INO’z. Restaurant, located on the square in Wimberly. Now interviewing for all positions. apply in person 1-5 p.m weekdays. Call (512)847-6060 for directions. (4/29) ____________________________ Student Worker: 20 hours per week. Develop marketing materials, gain administrative experience, and help staff health education outreach programs. Flexible hours to fit class schedule. Available May 2004. Be familiar with Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop. $6 per hour. Call Teresa at the Student Health Center, 245-2161. (4/1) ____________________________ Graduate Assistantship: 20 hours per week. Gain experience working in college health by presenting on health topics, organizing outreach programs, and researching and developing educational materials. Flexible hours to fit class schedule. Available Fall 2004. Call Teresa at the Student Health Center, 245-2161. (4/1)
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Roommate needed. 3 bedroom house close to campus. $400/month + 1/3 bills. 787-9996. (4/29) ____________________________ Sublease my room in a 4 bd/ 4 ba, all bills paid except electricity. Girl only. $330/month. 361-564-8476, 361-275-9183, or 361-275-3872. (4/8) ____________________________ Roommate needed. Move in May 25 to Windmill Townhomes. Rent $365/month + 1/3 bills. Call Jessica at 281-350-1320. (4/1) ____________________________ Need roommate. Move in May 1st. 2 bed/2 bath nice condo. Washer/dryer. 1 block from campus. $335/month + half bills. Call Steven at (512)353-3381. (4/1) ____________________________ Sublease in a 4 bd/4ba, all bills paid except electricity. $355/month. 361-564-8476. (4/1) ____________________________ 2 F Clean roommates needed. Furnished, nice house $375/mo. + 1/3 utilities. 805-0299. (4/1)
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S POR TS Baseball: Faces Aggies
Softball: ’Cats catch 3 of 4 wins
The University Star - 9
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
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The Cowboys jumped ahead of the Bobcats early, scoring two runs in the second and one in the third off Bobcat pitcher Patrick Colgan. But Texas State took control of the game in the middle innings, pushing two runs across in the fourth to get back into one, 3-2, on a two-RBI double from Cooper, who finished 4-5 with six RBIs on the day. Miller went 3-4 and scored five times. In the sixth, Cooper chased Cowboy starter Rusty Begnaud from the mound with a RBI-single that tied the game. Left fielder Richard Martinez would bring in two runners with a double later in the inning, giving the Bobcats a 5-3 lead. But that was just the beginning. Texas State went on to push 12 runs
across in the final three innings, including seven in the ninth. McNeese got one in the eighth, but it was far from enough to match the Bobcat onslaught. Reliever Michael Gultz (2-0) got the win for Texas State after quieting the McNeese bats through the middle innings, allowing no runs on four hits in four innings of work, while Gabe Wisneski recorded his first save of the year. Begnaud took his first loss in five decisions this season. Sunday’s finale proved once again to be the Cooper and Miller show, as they combined to go 6-10, with Miller slamming his sixth home run of the season, in the Bobcats’ 7-2 win to complete the sweep. The ’Cats scored five runs in the first three innings and one in the fifth to break out to a 6-0 lead and cruised
the rest of the way. Designated hitter Jarrett Williams also went deep, as Texas State hit seven home runs this weekend after blasting just 10 throughout the season’s first 24 games. Centerfielder Evan Tierce made history with his 36th career double, breaking the Bobcats’ all-time record in that category. Joey Gonzalez picked up his first collegiate win (1-1), allowing five hits over a scoreless five innings, striking out four. Texas State will travel to Round Rock today to face the No. 9 Texas A&M University Aggies at 7 p.m. at the Dell Diamond. The Bobcats will send Paul Schappert (2-4) to the mound, while the Aggies will counter with Robert Ray, who is 1-1 this season.
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the top of the 10th, scoring Trahan. Neuerburg went all 10 innings, striking out nine and allowing only one hit. The Bobcats pounded out 13 hits in the second game, cruising to a 102 victory. Wolter and Trahan led the way at the plate for Texas State, each finishing with three hits. Wolter also scored twice and drove in one, while Trahan had a pair of RBIs and scored once. In addition to her work at the plate, Trahan also notched the win on the mound, improving to 10-5 on the year. Zaleski, first baseman Hannah
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Boeheim finally got his due. Of course, the 2-3 zone Boeheim and Syracuse employed in disarming the Big 12’s top three teams in last year’s tournament was the same defense the Orangemen have given opponents fits with for years. But Boeheim wasn’t a genius until he won the ring. Jim Calhoun brought the University of Connecticut from next to nothing to a national power, but didn’t really get a whole lot of publicity until he won the 1999 national title, knocking off a Duke University team that had been almost invincible all season. In fact, name a national champion in the last 10 years and beyond and there was probably a great coach sitting on that bench, excluding the University of California-Los Angeles in 1995. That team, coached by Jim Harrick, probably had a higher payroll than this year’s Montreal Expos. Anyway, whether it’s Duke with Mike
Krzyzewski (how would you liked to have that last name growing up? I wouldn’t have learned how to spell it until I was at least 15), who has won three national titles, Pitino or Boeheim, it doesn’t matter. This year, Krzyzewski is back in the Final Four. So is Calhoun. Eddie Sutton of Oklahoma State University is there for the first time since 1995. Only Paul Hewitt of Georgia Tech University is making his first trip to the Final Four and his Yellow Jackets were picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference. And Hewitt has done it without Tech’s lottery pick from last year, Chris Bosh, who would be a sophomore this season. Pretty impressive. So talk all you want about upsets and alleyoops. When it comes down to next Monday night, it’ll be the team that has been coached the best that is holding the trophy and celebrating a national championship.
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Snow and catcher Rachel Bonetti added two hits apiece for the Bobcats, while Sharp added one. Zaleski also scored twice and drove in one run and Bonetti drove in a pair. In the finale against the Ladyjacks, Autry stymied the Bobcats again as SFA picked up its lone win of the series, 3-0. Texas State could only manage two hits as the Ladyjacks touched up Neuerburg for eight hits and three runs before Trahan relieved her in the sixth inning. The Bobcats will continue their road trip with a three-game set against the SLC’s last-place team, the University of Louisiana-Monroe, next weekend.
S coreboard SOFTBALL at SFA (gm 2) 3/27/04
slc baseball Standings SLC
W 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 0
Northwestern St. Texas-San Antonio Texas-Arlington Texas State Sam Houston Lamar McNeese State Southeastern La. Louisiana-Monroe Nicholls State
Overall L 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 5 6
PCT .833 .667 .667 .667 .667 .500 .500 .333 .167 .000
W 14 15 16 15 9 19 14 7 12 9
L 10 10 11 12 15 8 14 14 14 16
PCT .583 .600 .593 .556 .380 .704 .500 .333 .462 .360
TEXAS STATE Texas-San Antonio Sam Houston Texas-Arlington Stephen F. Austin Northwestern St. Southeastern La. Nicholls State McNeese State Louisiana-Monroe
W 14 10 9 8 7 5 5 6 3 1
L 1 5 6 6 8 7 7 9 8 11
Overall T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PCT .933 .667 .600 .571 .467 .417 .417 .400 .273 .083
W 31 20 17 14 17 18 15 15 14 9
L 9 14 18 18 20 18 17 17 28 35
T 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Score by inning
TEXAS STATE.............2...0...0...5...3 Stephen F. Austin......0...0...0...0...2
6 13 0 1 4 2
TEXAS STATE .............0...1...4...0...1...2...0...0...2 10 13 1 McNeese State...........0...0...0...0...0...0...0...0...0 0 1 0
TEX ST (31-8, SLC 14-0)
SFA (16-20, SLC 6-8)
cf rf 2b 2b dh 1b c 3b ph ss lf
SLC SOFTBALL Standings PCT .775 .588 .486 .439 .459 .500 .469 .469 .333 .205
baseball at mcneese st 3/26/04
Score by inning
AB Zaleski 3 Wolter 4 Griffith 1 Wilson 2 Trahan 4 Snow 3 Bonetti 3 Hodge 2 Bard 1 Sharp 2 Krueger 3 TOTALS 28
R H RBI 2 2 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 2 1 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 13 7
rf Woydziak cf Brown lf Rutherford 1b Lundberg ss Lara dh Chandler dh Hargrove p Carter c Stone 3b Hersey
AB 3 3 3 2 2 0 2 2 2 1
R H RBI 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 20 2 7 2
TEX ST. (13-12, SLC 4-2) Players AB R H RBI Ramos 5 2 2 1 SS Mast 5 2 2 2 2b 4 2 1 1 Tierce cf 5 3 4 4 Miller lf 3 1 2 1 Cooper 1b 3 0 1 0 Anson 3b 3 0 0 1 Martinez rf 4 0 1 0 Bednarek c 4 0 0 0 Pawelek dh TOTALS 36 10 13 10
IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
IP H R ER BB SO AB BF 5.0 7 2 2 1 2 20 21
IP H R ER BB SO AB BF 3.2 10 7 6 3 0 21 24 1.1 3 3 1 1 1 7 10
Win - Katie Ann Trahan (10-5), Loss - Nicole Carter (3-8) Save - None Time - 1:58, Attendance - 100
9.0 1 0
Denton Poirrier Schorer
IP 2.2 5.2 0.2
H 6 6 1
R ER BB SO AB BF 5 5 1 2 11 14 5 5 4 3 23 27 0 0 0 0 2 2
Win - Tom Robbins (4-4), Loss - Chris Denton (3-3) Save - None Time - 2:25, Attendance - 871
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, Farm 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., Primerica Financial, McLane, Mervyn’s, Miller Brewing Co., Morrison Homes, National Labor Relations Board, Navy Officer Programs, Northwest Mutual, Pattillo, Brown, and Hill LLP, Pulte Homes - San Antonio, Randalls Food Market, Republic Beverage Company, Ryan & Company, San Antonio Fire Dept., Standard Aero (San Antonio) Inc., Sherwin Williams, Southwest Research Institute, St. David’s Healthcare Partnership. Target Stores, Teacher Retirement System 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 & Border 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 Engineers, Velocity Electronics, Walgreens, Wells Fargo Financial
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McNeese State Pitching
Stephen F. Austin Pitching
McNeese (14-12, SLC 3-1) Players AB R H RBI 3b Smith 4 0 0 0 lf C Fontenot 4 0 0 0 2b Bernhardt 3 0 0 0 dh LaStrapes 3 0 0 0 c Hullet 3 0 0 0 rf Kingrey 2 0 0 0 1b J Fontenot 3 0 0 0 ss Yarbrough 3 0 1 0 cf Anderson 3 0 0 0 TOTALS 28 0 1 0
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It all comes down to the coaches
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
The University Star — Page 10
COWBOYS LASSOED Texas State sweeps McNeese in three-game series Baseball wins 3 of 3 at
McNeese State Friday
7-2 Dominic Ramos, junior shortstop, throws an out against the University of Incarnate Word Feb. 23 at Bobcat Field. The Bobcats defeated the Crusaders, 8-2.
Ashley A. Horton/Star photo By Jason Orts Sports Editor AKE CHARLES, La. — It isn’t easy to go onto another team’s field and sweep it in a three-game series, especially when facing a conference opponent. But that’s exactly what the Texas State baseball team did this weekend, and the Bobcats did it in a convincing fashion,
as they claimed three Southland Conference road wins against McNeese State University, outscoring the Cowboys by a combined score of 34-6. Texas State pitcher Tom Robbins set the tone for the series Friday when he shut down the Cowboy offense in a 10-0 Bobcat win. Robbins only gave up a single in the third inning and a walk in the eighth to earn SLC
Pitcher of the Week honors after the complete game shutout that evened his record at 4-4 on the season. The Bobcat bats, which have lacked power all season, came to life as well. Texas State slammed five home runs and 13 hits. Left fielder Matt Miller went 4-5 for the Bobcats, including two home runs (fourth and fifth of the season) and four RBIs.
First baseman Mark Cooper also went deep, his fourth of the season, while second baseman Nolan Mast and shortstop Dominic Ramos belted their first round-tripper of the year. Texas State continued to pound Cowboy pitching Saturday, recording season highs with 17 runs scored and 19 hits, posting a 17-4 win. g See BASEBALL, page 9
Softball’s 12-game winning streak snapped By Geoff Eneman Sports Reporter
The Texas State softball team won three of four games this weekend, including a pair of Southland Conference contests against Stephen F. Austin State University. The Bobcats topped the University of Missouri Softball defeats Friday, 9-3, then swept a doubleheader against the Friday Ladyjacks on Saturday, 1-0 in 10 innings, and 10-2, before falling 3-0 Sunday. and The victories improve Wins 2 of 3 at Texas State’s record to 31-9 this year and 14-1 in conference play. Pitcher Nicole Neuerburg notched two wins against one loss to Saturday move her mark to 21-4. Against the Tigers, right Sunday fielder Jannelle Wolter and second baseman Ashley Wilson drove in two runs apiece for the Bobcats, while designated hitter Katie Ann Trahan and shortstop
Stephen F. Austin
(1-0), 10-2) (0-3)
Ashley A. Horton/Star photo Junior Leslie Sharp gives softball coach Ricci Woodard a high-five after a home run for the Bobcats against the University of Missouri Friday at Bobcat Field.
Leslie Sharp both hit two-run home runs. Texas State fell behind 2-0 and 3-2 but tied the game both times just a half-inning after falling behind. Missouri threatened in the fifth, as with one out and a runner on second Wolter made a diving catch in the right-center field gap. The run-
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ner advanced to third on the play, but Wolter, lying on her back, flipped the ball to center fielder Kristen Zaleski, who was able to keep the runner from scoring with her throw back into the infield. That play would prove vital as left fielder Amy Krueger ended the threat by taking away another Tiger hit with a diving catch for the third out. “Our defense has been playing well of late,” said Texas State coach Ricci Woodard. “And those two great plays by (Wolter) and (Krueger) really broke Missouri’s momentum.” Texas State parlayed its momentum in the bottom of the fifth, scoring a run before adding five more in the sixth to take the win. Zaleski was the table-setter for Texas State, scoring three runs from her leadoff spot. Neuerburg went the distance on the mound for Texas State, striking out seven and allowing three runs on six hits. In the first game of the Saturday twin bill against the Ladyjacks, Neuerburg outlasted SFA hurler Crissy Autry to lead the Bobcats to a 10-inning, 1-0 win. The two pitchers combined to allow only three hits. Sharp drove in the game’s only run in g See SOFTBALL, page 9
Huy Richard Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt and Jarrett Jack celebrate the Yellow Jackets’ 79-71 overtime victory against the Kansas Jayhawks, Sunday, in St. Louis, Mo.
or a men’s college basketball team to survive and advance through the NCAA tournament all the way to the Final Four, it has to have a few things that set it apart. Jason Orts But the one thing that is possibly most important and definitely the most underrated aspect is that it must have a great coach. As much discussion as there is about the NCAA tournament, coaches are usually seen as no more than Sports with Orts X-factors, if they are mentioned at all. People would rather talk about brackets, “Cinderellas” and guard play. The funny thing is, these coaches used to get more attention, and their job is harder now than it ever has been. Coaches at premier universities have to deal with the fact that if they are able to sign one of the nation’s top players, he may not be there for more than one or two years before fleeing to the NBA. And that’s if these players even sign to play in college at all. Think about some of this year’s teams in the tournament. How much better would Xavier University, which made the Elite 8 this year, had been with David West, who garnered some National Player of the Year recognition in 2002-03? Or how about the University of Texas, with last year’s Naismith National Player of the Year, T.J. Ford, or Syracuse University with Carmelo Anthony? Both were Sweet 16 teams this year without them. And just for fun, how good would just about any college team be with either last year’s NBA Rookie of the Year Amare Stoudemire or this season’s frontrunner for that title, LeBron James, who would be a sophomore and freshman, respectively, this season? Kind of makes you think. Rick Barnes (UT) and Jim Boeheim (Syracuse) may have done even better coaching jobs this season, despite not making it as far, while Thad Motta (Xavier) actually got his team further than last year. And speaking of Boeheim, it’s kind of funny how coaches are judged. Until last year, he was rarely spoken of as a top coach, despite having been to two championship games, losing to Bob Knight and Indiana University in 1987 and Rick Pitino and the University of Kentucky in 1996. It wasn’t until Anthony wrecked shop on UT and Kansas University in last year’s Final Four and Hakim Warrick threw KU’s Kirk Heinrich’s 3-point attempt to tie the national championship game into the cheap seats that g See ORTS, page 9
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