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SMCISD David Robinson: role model considers monthly drug tests T E X A S
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By Kassia Micek Assistant News Editor
By Chris Robinson Senior Reporter
A public forum was held Monday to discuss the potential implementation of student drug testing in grades seven through 12 in the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District. The discussion allowed for the drug testing policy committee, which includes school board members, teachers, athletic coaches and school principals, to elaborate on their proposal for drug screenings. Afterward, the public was given time to respond to this plan. “We’re here to put together what we feel is the proposal that will do the most good,” said Steve Van Nest, a student drug testing committee chair, San Marcos High School assistant principal and football coach. If the SMCISD Board of Trustees approves the proposal, students involved in extracurricular activities could face monthly drug tests. Because of pressing financial issues, only a group of randomly selected students will be tested. Community members were concerned about where the source of funding for these tests would come from. The committee indicated that there was an adequate sum of money available through federal grants that could potentially cover the testing expenditures, which the committee approximated at a maximum of $10,000 a year. However, Van Nest said if the grants could not be secured, then the cost of the screenings would not detract from regular educational expenses. He said the program would be cut before anyone considers siphoning money from other departments. “(The drug tests) won’t affect money being spent on the classroom,” Van Nest said. Testing positive for narcotics usage will not immediately affect a student’s participation in extracurricular activities, either. Following the removal of the school’s “zero tolerance” policy in favor of a more lenient “four strikes,” a student must exceed two positive drug tests before removal from extracurricular activities. Under the new guidelines, a student will spend time in
Retired San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson holds many titles. Member of the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame and Texas Sports Hall of Fame, 2004 Texan of The Year, 1998 Inductee to the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, 1990 Rookie of the year, 10-time NBA AllStar, one of the NBA’s greatest Players of AllTime in 1996 and two-time National Basketball Association Champion are just a few of them. What people may not know is Robinson is also the founder and chair of a charter school in San Antonio called The Carver Academy. He spoke to the Studies in Entrepreneurship class Tuesday about his life
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experience and explained to the students the reasons behind his success. “David Robinson is a true life hero,” said Jim Bell, management professor who teaches the Studies in Entrepreneurship class. “He’s not only a great athlete, but a great human being.” Robinson did not brag about his many accomplishments during his presentation. Rather, he attributed all his success to God. “The Lord put me in the right place at the right time,” Robinson said. He said he had no control of how tall he is, but God does. During his adolescence, Robinson grew 15 inches in five years. Robinson emphasized the importance of God in his life. He said after a meeting with
David Robinson, retired San Antonio Spurs center and Most Valuable Player of the 1995 season, lectured Tuesday to discuss his charter school, The Carver Academy. Tiffany Searcy/ Star photo
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By Megan Knighton News Reporter
The first Japanese Culture Expo, sponsored by the Japanese Language and Culture Club and the National Collegiate Network Institute, is being held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. The festival’s purpose is to inform students at Texas State about the presence of the Japanese culture on campus. The event will highlight many different aspects of the Japanese culture, including origami, food, drumming and two Karate demonstrations. The festival is open to all. Festivities will begin with traditional welcome songs performed by a
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What: Japanese Culture Expo When:5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: LBJ Student Center Ballroom Japanese chorus. The songs “Sakura” and “Shimauta,” which mean cherry blossom and song of my land respectively, describe fond memories spent with friends and family. After the songs, Daniel Baker, health, physical education and recreation lecturer, will present the first martial arts demonstration of the festival. “I have had several students take
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pus involved with the festival are also participating members of the NCN Institute, which takes wellqualified students from Japan and sends them to different universities across the United States, including Texas State. The students involved with the NCN Institute and members of the Japanese Language and Culture Club hope to increase awareness about themselves and their culture. The festival’s events are meant to emphasize unique aspects of the Japanese culture, to help create a stronger connection between Japanese and American culture and to give students the opportunity to learn more about Japan.
Teachers sought out at job fair By Kay Richter News Reporter
Future teachers are being offered the opportunity to participate in a job fair just for them. The job fair is hosted by Career Services and the College of Education and begins at 9 a.m. today at Strahan Coliseum. The fair is divided into two parts. Prospective employees are encouraged to attend the browsing section between the
hours of 9 and 11:30 a.m. followed by the interview time block from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Interviews by school districts will be made during the browsing time period. All students are welcome even if they have not attended previous job fairs. “I’ve never been to a job fair but I hope to find an internship at this one,” said Amber Parker, education graduate student. All graduates who will either receive g See FAIR, page 3
gives students chance to showcase work By Jennifer Warner Senior Reporter
From digital snapshots to 35-millimeter works of art, the Campus Activities and Student Organizations office is looking for student photographs that represent “A Week in the Life of Texas State.” The contest, which began Monday and will run through Friday, is designed to document what life on campus means to students. “A Week in the Life of Texas State’ is kind of a photographic timeline or montage of what goes on here at Texas State,” said Landon Nickerson, event coordinator and CASO special programs manager. “It can be anything from professors teaching, to faculty and staff interaction, to kids brushing their teeth, to kids sleeping in class. It is anything and everything that takes place on campus.” To enter the contest, photographers must submit a release form to the CASO office in the LBJ Student Center, Room 4-11.1, or online at lbjsc.txstate.edu/caso/awitl/releaseform.doc. All photographs will be accepted — black g See PHOTO, page 3
Mathworks gala presents keynote speaker Inman
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Wednesday, April 7, 2004
The Rock meets at 7:30 p.m. at the CSC chapel. Christian Fellowship meets at 8 p.m. in Old Main, Room 320.
Christians at Texas State meets at noon in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-10.1. Sexual Assault & Abuse Services meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information, call 245-2208. American Marketing Association meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-14.1. Student Volunteer Connection meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1. Higher Ground meets at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church. Bobcat Supper is at 5:30 p.m. at the Christian Community Center.
Christians on Campus meets at 9:30 p.m. at the McCarty Center.
Friday SWAT runs from 11 p.m.-3 a.m.
Saturday SWAT runs from 11 p.m.-3 a.m.
Sunday Higher Ground meets at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church. Deck Support airs from 8-10 p.m. on 89.9 FM, KTSW.
Monday D ea l i n g w it h D y s f un c t i o n a l Families meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. Fe llows hip of C hris tian At hlet es meets at 8 p.m. in the Bobcat Stadium Endzone Complex.
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.
Thursday Sexual Assault Awareness Month rally is at noon in The Quad. 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.
Catholic Student Center serves 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. Br ea k i ng Fr e e Fr o m D ie ti n g support group meets at 3 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. Geography Honors Society meets at 5 p.m. in the Evans Liberal Arts Building, Room 311. Collegiat e Ent re pre neu r’s Organization meets at 5 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1. H i s p a n i c B u s i ne s s S tu de n t Association meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1.
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State undergraduates to become involved in teaching mathematics by working directly with students and teachers in public schools. At the gala, Ronya Kozmetsky will be honored with the Mathworks Founders Award in recognition of her important contributions to beginning and sustaining the program during the past 15 years. Judith Carlin, Eduardo Reyna and Esteban Salinas will receive the Outstanding Educator Awards. For more information, contact mathematics professor Max Warshauer at (512) 245-3439. — Courtesy of Media Relations
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San Marcos residents get chance to learn about future city projects
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College Republicans meets at 7 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-13.1.
Admiral B.R. Inman, former National Security Agency director, will be the keynote speaker at the 15th anniversary Mathworks gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday on the 11th floor of the J.C. Kellam Administration Building. In addition to heading up the NSA, Inman also served as CIA assistant director and head of the MicroComputer Consortium, which helped drive the 1990s technology boom. Mathworks is a center for innovation in mathematics education, striving to raise the level of mathematic abilities of all students from an early age. Mathworks programs provide opportunities for Texas
The city of San Marcos is nearing a critical point in developing its 10-year Capital Improvements Program and has scheduled several meetings with the Planning and Zoning Commission for public comment. In the coming weeks, residents will have opportunities to participate in two workshops and two public hearings by the Planning and Zoning Commission on the multi-million dollar program to invest in infrastructure and facilities. The special workshops and public hearings are scheduled on the following days: n 6 p.m. May 4 in City Hall: P&Z workshop on streets and drainage and water/wastewater projects n 6 p.m. May 11: P&Z workshop on airport, parks, public safety and the electric utility n 7 p.m. May 11: P&Z public hearing on CIP n 7 p.m. May 25: Second P&Z public hearing on CIP, followed by a vote to recommend CIP to the City Council CIP is a 10-year planning and budgeting tool for the city. The document identifies major capital expenditures for projects identified by funding source and by the year that they are scheduled to begin. “Funding is extremely hard to come by for our capital projects,” said Carol Barrett, Planning and Development Services director. “The Commission and the City Council will have difficult choices to make. Competition among good ideas makes public input even more important as we evaluate and set priorities.” A CIP project generally involves a major expenditure of public funds, beyond maintenance and operating cost, for the acquisition or construction of a needed physical facility. The fiscal year 2004-2005 to 2013-2014 CIP will reflect the identified City Council budget priorities. City Staff met with the Council of Neighborhood Associations Feb. 5 to present the city’s financial outlook and invite public participation in choosing future projects. Since then, Planning and Development staff and city departments have been developing proposed projects to submit to the Planning & Zoning Commission. The draft of the program will go to the board April 27. The City Charter requires P&Z to send its recommendations to the City Council by June 1. The City Council will begin considering the program in June. For more information, contact the Planning and Development Services Department at (512) 393-8230.
Campus organizations attend Peer Education Conference
The Network and Men Against Violence, two volunteer peer education organizations on campus, attended the 10th Annual Regional Peer Education Conference at West Texas A&M University Thursday through Saturday. The Network presented workshops on sexuality and diversity, and Men Against Violence presented workshops on dating violence, acquaintance rape and deconstructing masculinity. Shakira Foley, president of The Network, received Peer Educator of the Year, and Men Against Violence received Organization of The Year at the closing awards ceremony at the conference. The Network and Men Against Violence deliver approximately 250 educational programs each year to Texas State students and surrounding public schools. They put in more than 1,500 volunteer hours every year. For more information about these two organizations, please call the Alcohol and Drug Resource Center at 245-3601 or visit its Web site at adrc.txstate.edu.
Sociology professor lectures on “Love, Lies, Fakes and Frauds”
Sally Caldwell, Texas State assistant professor of sociology, will deliver a free public lecture as part of the Wimberley Lecture Series, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel in the Hills in Wimberley. Caldwell will discuss “Intimate Impostors: Love, Lies, Fakes and Frauds.” Drawing on research and interviews conducted for her book, Romantic Deception, the presentation delves into the phenomenon of intimate relationships that are deceptive, including fabricated identities. A question and answer session will follow. “It’s a very intriguing topic,” Caldwell said. “While the book is based on interviews I conducted with women, there’s a lot to be said about lying on both sides of the equation. Men can be victims just as well.” The series, held the second Tuesday of each month, features Texas State faculty. Future speakers include Verna Henson, criminal justice assistant professor, on May 11.
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April 5, 11:31 a.m. Suspicious circumstances/Alkek Library — A faculty member reported a student was causing a disruption in the library. This case is under investigation.
April 5, 10:20 a.m. Burglary of a habitation/San Saba Hall — A student reported several items had been stolen from her room. This case is under investigation. April 3, 11:42 a.m. Criminal mischief under $500/Bexar Garage — A student reported his tires had been slashed. This case is under investigation Campus Crime Stoppers: 245-7867
San Marcos Police Department
April 5, 3:55 p.m. Theft under $500/Mill Street — Theft under $500. Occurred in the 600 block of Mill Street. April 5, 3:08 p.m. Burglary of a habitation/Cedar Grove — 100 block of Cedar Grove. Victim said someone stole a purse from the residence.
April 5, 1:35 p.m. Lost property/South I-35 — Victim set cell phone down on towel; either lost it or someone picked it up.
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ROBINSON: God key to school, life Wednesday, April 7, 2004
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an Austin minister early in his career, he realized God had blessed him with everything he had. “That day turned everything around in my life,” Robinson said. “When I went out I worked as hard as I could to honor Him.” Robinson was open about his Christianity in a profession in which it was not popular to be. When he would come into the locker room and want to discuss Jesus, the other players would moan or try to avoid him. However, the other players soon understood and Robinson began the practice of a team prayer before each game. The team continues this practice. “The guys really started to like these prayers,” Robinson said. Robinson said a lot of players get caught up with making money and miss what’s important. “For me, you can’t have success unless you have life perspective,” Robinson said. “If you don’t keep things in perspective, you’re missing out.” Robinson’s two roles in his life now are at the Oak Hills Church and at the Carver
Academy in San Antonio. At the church, Robinson teaches a 6 a.m. Thursday men’s Bible study class. He said as he goes to the next level in his life he wants the members of the Bible study group to go the next level as well. At the academy, Robinson is focused on educating elementary-aged children. He began working on the academy about eight years ago and opened it on Sept. 17, 2001. The academy is named after George Washington Carver — African-American botanist, social advocate and spiritual leader. “We built a whole curriculum around Carver and the Carver way,” Robinson said. Carver had a thirst for knowledge and an incredible sense of faith, Robinson said. Carver transformed the agriculture business in the South with his 500 inventions. Thomas Edison offered Carver $175,000 a year, but Carver turned it down because he wanted to do what God had called him to do. He told Edison if he wanted his work he could hire his students. “For these kids, he’s a phenomenal example,” Robinson said of Carver. The opening of the academy
is the David Robinson Foundation’s most significant accomplishment, according to a pamphlet distributed to the class. Robinson and his wife donated more than $9 million to create the academy, the single largest gift ever made by a professional athlete. According to the academy’s Web site, students benefit from a broad educational experience through leadership camps, recitals, children’s ministry opportunities, museum visits and more. The curriculum focuses on excellence in eight subjects and three foreign language classes are offered. Teachings focus on JudeoChristian scriptures and every day at the academy begins with chapel. Anthony Dill, management senior and forward on the men’s Bobcat basketball team, said Robinson’s presentation was definitely insightful. “It provided enthusiasm from someone who’s been there,” Dill said. Bell agreed. “I thought the message is reaching students on an emotional and intellectual level,” he said. Kinsley Kerr, management senior, said she likes the entre-
preneurship class because it’s a learning experience. Robinson grew up in Virginia and wanted to be an engineer, even though his brother made fun of him about it. He liked school and attended the Naval Academy. He played basketball for the Navy, but was not serious about it until he saw his roommate’s enthusiasm for the sport. “Soon some of his enthusiasm rubbed off on me,” Robinson said. “From that point on I started working as hard as I could.” For two years, Robinson was a civil engineer contracting with the Navy before playing basketball professionally with the Spurs. He spent 14 years with the team before retiring in 2003. Robinson said he is taking this year just to be a father and a husband. “I love going home to my wife. I have three children; that’s my foundation,” he said. Robinson said his life is no less exciting or passionate since leaving the Spurs. “I enjoy going to my kids’ games as much as I enjoy going to a Spurs game,” he said.
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and white or color, digital or 35-millimeter, amateur or professional. The only guidelines are that pictures must be at least 5-by7 inches, though Nickerson said he would prefer to receive 8-by-10 inch pictures. The maximum size is 11-by-14 inches. Digital pictures will also be accepted as an e-mail attachment if sent to email@example.com. Pictures must be sent in formats such as jpeg, tiff or gif. The photographer’s name, hometown and home state or province must be included on the back of the picture. Photographs do not need to be mounted for submission. Nickerson said he hopes students will not be afraid of submitting photos because of the thought their work will be outdone. He said he considers this contest to be a person’s time to shine. The contest will be judged by students and faculty campuswide, and will include Nickerson himself, Associated Student Government President Ernie Dominguez, Student Affairs vice president Jim Studer, as
well as photography professors and the LBJ Student Center’s directors and assistant directors. “I have no experience judging photo contests,” Dominguez said. “As a hobby, I like to take pictures myself and I have an eye for art, but I’ve never been a part of a contest such as this.” The panel of judges will select 10 winning entries to be displayed in the hallway of the fourth floor of the LBJSC. An unveiling ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. April 23. Nickerson said he wants the ceremony to be a true unveiling, meaning even the photographers themselves will not know if their pictures are among those selected. The photos will be on display until next year when Nickerson said he hopes the second annual contest will be held. “We’re hoping for a great turnout and to make it a tradition here at Texas State,” Nickerson said. “It’s not just we had a blank wall and we wanted to do something with it. We want to give students every opportunity to showcase their talents and to present to
SMCISD: Tests would try to curb drug use
Van Nest has stressed that student confidentiality is a key issue for the test results, which rehabilitation rather than face will only be shared with teachers and parents. instant expulsion. The basis of the proposal is In a statement community member Mary Gonzales sub- in regard to a sudden spike in mitted to the committee, she student narcotic usage since said removing zero tolerance 2002. During the past year, about 88 stul a c k e d dents have integrity. been found “If abolwith conishing zero trolled subtolerance stances. In a makes sense recent stuto you, then dent survey, I’ve got 48 percent beachfront admitted to property that having ever you might be used drugs, interested in,” 21 percent of Gonzales said. — Mary Gonzales which used Van Nest San Marcos community member them before school, and said he 73 percent believes the leniency of the four-strikes admitted to having ever conpolicy is instrumental in sumed alcohol. Though some have called encouraging student rehabilitathe mandatory drug screenings tion. “Kicking (students) out unconstitutional, a recent won’t do any good,” Van Nest Supreme Court ruling allows said. “We want to be part of the drug testing for students involved in extracurricular solution.” The tests will screen for the activities. “It seems like drug testing is presence of amphetamine, THC (found in marijuana), a thing of the future,” Van Nest cocaine, opiates and PCP. said. “It’s something that kids Committee members have sug- are going to have to get used gested that alcohol be included to.” The SMCISD Board of in the tests because of the potential for students to Trustees will meet April 19 to replace drug use with binge decide whether to accept the proposal. drinking. g Cont. from page 1
“If abolishing zero tolerance makes sense to you, then I’ve got beachfront property that you might be interested in,”
other students what being here at Texas State means to them.” The possibility of other prizes for the winners is under discussion, but as of now Nickerson said the only prize is the recognition and the chance to have their work judged by campus leaders. Dominguez said he believes that contests like this one get students involved as part of the campus community. “(It’s about) getting students plugged into the university and wanting to be involved and wanting to give back,” Dominguez said. “I hope a lot of students will get involved and they’ll continue to want to do more things in the future.” Nickerson said the contest reflects what the entire university experience means. “To me, the university experience is so much more than just a GPA,” Nickerson said. “That’s very important and we all work hard for that, but you want to walk away from college with a well rounded experience. It makes college something that you can brag about when you graduate.”
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teacher certification from any institution or teachers and alumni who already hold a teacher’s certificate are welcome to attend. Even students majoring in subjects such as math, biology, physics and English, but lack teacher certification are encouraged to attend. “A student that has a degree in subjects like math or physics but lacks certification should consider attending the teacher job fair,” said Curt Schafer, Career Services director. According to a new certification process passed recently by the State Board for Educator Certification, college graduates who pass the state’s teacher exams and have a degree in the subject they plan to teach will be allowed to teach in secondary schools (grades eight-12). However, school districts that hire such graduates will have to provide 80 hours of
training before school starts and 300 hours during a twoyear period. Prospective employees are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their résumé, a portfolio and a teacher certificate if they are currently certified. Students can prepare by not only using resources from Career Services, but also by researching the potential school districts they are interested in. Representatives from school districts statewide, including San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas and Laredo will attend the job fair. “Over 100 school districts from Texas and surrounding states like Louisiana and Arkansas will be at the job fair,” said Megan Rios, College of Education adviser. Job seekers can expect to see a large number of positions available in areas such as special education, and subjects like math and science.
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Investigator resigns from probe of funds owed tribes
WASHINGTON — A courtappointed investigator has resigned from his job probing the federal government’s management of hundreds of millions of dollars owed Native Americans, and charged that the Department of Interior blocked his work in order to conceal its deals to enrich energy companies and cheat American Indians. In his resignation letter, made public Tuesday, Special Master Alan Balaran said the Bush administration worked to thwart him beginning last summer after he uncovered a two-decades-old practice by Interior officials of negotiating leases with oil and gas companies, which gave Indian landowners a small fraction of the royalties that private landowners received in similar deals. Balaran accused the Department of Justice and the Interior Department of trying repeatedly to have him removed from the case “to prevent any further investigation” of the lopsided deals. “A full investigation into these matters might well result in energy companies being forced to repay significant sums to individual Indians,” Balaran wrote to the judge overseeing a multibillion-dollar lawsuit by Native Americans against the Interior Department. “Interior could not let this happen... Billions of dollars are at stake.” Interior officials released a statement Tuesday calling Balaran’s charges “preposterous” and “based entirely on innuendo, supposition and baseless speculation — just the sorts of things to which a competent judicial officer would give no credence.”
Consumer group seeks probe of Frist
WASHINGTON — A consumer rights foundation has asked the Senate ethics committee to investigate whether Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., improperly promoted legislation to limit medical malpractice awards while maintaining what it called “personal and financial ties” to a large hospital chain with a malpractice insurance subsidiary. The complaint was filed late Monday by the Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights of Santa Monica, Calif., which has a long history of opposing curbs on malpractice litigation. It was promptly circulated around Washington by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which also questioned what it described as a potential conflict of interest on Frist’s part. The ethics committee declined to comment on the complaint. Frist spokeswoman Amy Call described the complaint as a “political exercise” and said Frist has received “numerous rulings from the ethics
committee” that its rules did not bar him from working on health issues because of his personal and family finances. At the center of the controversy is the Hospital Corporation of America, the nation’s largest forprofit hospital company, which has been run primarily by Frist’s father, Thomas Frist, and brother, Thomas Frist Jr.
Airborne photo shoot causes concern in Capital
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force staged an airborne photo shoot involving two passenger planes escorted by two F-16 fighter jets at around noon on Tuesday above Washington Tuesday, causing some concern and speculation among tourists and office workers. The photos will be used for recruitment, marketing and advertising purposes for the D.C. Air National Guard unit, officials said. Air Force officials said they sought and received permission from the Secret Service, the Federal Aviation Administration, Reagan National Airport and a host of other government agencies and law-enforcement groups for the one-hour flyover that originated at Andrews Air Force Base. The photos captured all three planes owned by the Guard, including Boeing and Gulf Stream passenger jets that fly congressional delegations and other high-ranking officials. The Air Force photographer was inside one of the F-16 jets, Air Force officials said. William Shumann, an FAA spokesman, confirmed that the Air Force coordinated the photo shoot in advance and received permission for four passes along the Mall.
Ricin investigation still wide open
WASHINGTON — Federal investigators have examined about 20,000 pieces of mail in hopes of finding the source of the ricin discovered Feb. 2 on Capitol Hill but have found nothing to lead them to a suspect. Authorities are uncertain how traces of ricin wound up in a letteropening machine in an office of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, RTenn. The absence of a tainted letter has made it difficult to pin down whether the ricin had been there for hours, weeks or even months before a Frist intern discovered it, officials said. The amount was so small that laboratories have been unable to analyze its composition and potency, slowing efforts to determine whether the case can be linked to an investigation into two letters containing ricin that surfaced elsewhere in the fall. “There was insufficient quantities to do some of the DNA type analysis you’d like to do,” said Terrance Gainer, chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, which is working with the FBI in the investigation. Briefs are from wire reports.
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Course repeaters not necessarily offenders THE MAIN POINT
ack in September, the Texas Legislature passed a law that would take courses repeated more than twice by a student out of formula funding. Students will have to pay non-resident tuition if taking a class for a third time. The law, however, will not go into effect until Summer 2004. Classes in which students withdraw with a “W” are also included in the legislation.
While this law may seem good with its façade of trying to keep class sizes down, there are some serious problems. There are many students who end up having to drop a class because they have to work to pay their way through college. There are also those who, despite taking the class repeatedly and getting help, just can’t pass the class the first few times. After all, this is college. Not
to mention those students who have professors who think their class is the only one students are taking and give them enough coursework to span 15 credit hours. Conversely, as more and more students enter colleges and universities, class sizes do swell to exorbitant amounts and there needs to be something done to minimize the sea of students overflowing from teaching the-
aters. It’s also a waste of government money if these students are just taking and dropping classes repeatedly with no fear of consequences because, hey, the government’s paying. What this law will ultimately do is help students to better evaluate how to schedule their time. While it may not be a perfect solution, it’s the only one there is right now.
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The Passion of the Christ: Still bringing up debate on Jewish standpoint
EDUCATION IS NOT A RIGHT
Government should exclude those who don’t want to learn
The reason why today’s public education system is an utter failure is because we give education away for free or at very litJoshua Olson tle cost to the majoriGuest Columnist ty of the population in this country. Our public school system from elementary through college is filled with students who do not wish to be educated. So we push and we pass students from one grade to the next, holding their hands and praying we do not hurt their feelings along the way. Then they go to college; some have their parents pay while others get help from taxpayers. Either way, they sit in class and gripe and moan about having to wake up at 10 a.m. Test scores nationwide have been on a decline and, when the College Board decided to add a written component to the SAT, students and parents alike went nuts. Most of us would agree there are some educational problems in our society. According to some “experts,” what is most troubling is a so-called gap in “minority” education vs. “non-minority” education. Walter E. Williams, a Hoover Institute Fellow and noted economist, made an excellent point in an article titled “Black Education”: “I don’t believe anyone in his right mind would
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believe that what the ‘experts’ say is necessary to improve black education were available in 1899. However, at Dunbar High School, a black public school in Washington, D.C., had students score higher in citywide tests than any of the city’s white schools. In fact, from its founding in 1870 to 1955, most of its graduates went to college.” What is the mystery? Why were students in the late 1800s and the earlier half of the 1900s scoring higher and doing better in school than today’s counterparts? The answer is obvious, as politically incorrect as it may sound. The truth is, those who went to school wanted to be in school. Students — even young students — had a choice, and that choice was either to go to school or work, and in many cases people went to school and worked. If you didn’t pass, you didn’t move on. If you misbehaved, you were out. Furthermore, students then had to pay for college. Now, I know what some of you are going to say. You will say you do pay for college. Hold on a second. Did you know your tuition at Texas State would be much higher if it wasn’t taxpayer subsidized? Teachers at the high school level have lost control. Teachers have lost disciplinary power, and parents are more willing to sue the teacher and school than realize Little Johnny needs some discipline. As I write this, News 8 Austin has just reported an Austin Independent School District committee favors issuing another bond.
Imagine that. Of course, this means raising property tax for those who live in the AISD district. “This bond is not glitzy. It’s not pretty. It’s simply about preserving our investment, addressing things like security and funding. What’s absolutely essential for academic excellence,” said John Blazier of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee. Those are some pretty fancy words from Blazier. What exactly will I get in return for a higher property tax rate? What “academic excellence” is he talking about? What return on investments will I receive? Test scores are low and dropout rates are high. I am already paying a very high property tax rate. Please, Mr. Blazier, tell me exactly what you will do with my money in order to change the current situation. My point is this: Throwing money at public education has been a disaster. This is not a problem that can be solved by money. The solution to the education problem requires going back to the basics. First, we must hold students responsible for their performance and actions. There are no free rides in this life; either you pass or you fail. Either way, your movement is based on your actions. Second, teachers and schools need to be given back the power to discipline. It seems foolish to have the proverbial inmates run the asylum. Third, those students who do not want to be in school should not be in school. Handing out free or reduced-cost tickets to education
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allows those who really do not want to be educated admittance at the cost of everyone’s education. Also, schools must stop teaching to the lowest common denominator. People can only improve when the bar is raised and they are forced to meet that bar. It has been a disappointment to me to see college professors who teach to the lowest denominator. I have known high school teachers who expected more from students than some Texas State professors I have had. Finally, the school system should be privatized. It is no wonder why some of the best schools in the world are private. Competition breeds excellence. I am not opposed to government vouchers, but only when such vouchers are given to students who have a true desire to be educated. Education is not a right. I have read the Bill of Rights many times and just re-read it and cannot find anything talking about there being a “right” to education. The fact is, even if we do have a right to education, it is up to individuals to use that right. It is wrong to expect taxpayers to pay for access. We have the right to free speech; however, we do not expect the taxpayers to pay for media time. It is up to us to get our voices heard. Education and any other right is no exception. So, if you do not want to be in school, get out. Otherwise, take responsibility for your actions and stop your bitching. Olson is a criminal justice law and enforcement senior.
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I have been asked by a Texas State student to comment on the March 24 article by Jeffrey Gordon. Let me offer the following observations. There is no doubt that Professor Gordon is a distinguished scholar in philosophy and religion, but his remarks indicate that he is not fully informed on matters of ancient history and the New Testament, and he represents only one possible position. Not all Jewish viewers have had the same reaction to (The Passion of the Christ). See for example the review article by the Jewish film critic Michael Medved, “The Passion and the Prejudice: Why I Asked the AntiDefamation League to Give Mel Gibson a Break,” which appeared this month in Christianity Today. A survey by Regent University of 1,640 viewers of the movie, 96 percent of whom were Christians, reported that 90 percent of them thought the movie “gave them a better understanding of God’s love toward mankind,” according to an article by Janet Kornblum, which appeared in the March 24 issue of USA Today. There is without question a lamentable history of anti-Semitism throughout the history of the church as pointed out by such books as M. Simon’s Verus Israel. A few scholars, such as Rosemary Ruether, have indeed charged the New Testament — especially the Gospels — as being anti-Semitic. But see Thomas A. Idinopoulos and Roy B. Ward’s, Is Christology Inherently Anti Semitic? “A Critical Review of Rosemary Ruether’s Faith and Fratricide.” (Journal of the American Academy of Religion 45 (1977), 193-214). Professor Gordon’s characterization of the Gospels as late and as not being based on eyewitness testimony represents the liberal position advocated by such skeptical scholars as Rudolf Bultmann, and his student Helmut Koester in his Introduction to the New Testament. For a more balanced introduction to the New Testament, see that written by Raymond Brown, a distinguished Catholic scholar. An excellent conservative introduction to the New Testament is written by the evangelical scholar, Donald Guthrie. Scholars who defend the eyewitness and apostolic nature of the Gospels are such commentators as Robert Gundry and Craig Keener on Matthew, Robert Gundry and C.E.B. Cranfield on Mark, Darrell Bock and I. H. Marshall on Luke and Keener and Leon Morris on John. Other scholars who affirm the credibility of the Gospels include F.F. Bruce, The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable?, R. T. France’s, The Evidence for Jesus and Craig Blomberg both in The Historical Reliability of the Gospels and in Jesus and the Gospels. Professor Gordon is quite in error when he writes, “We have no non-Christian sources for the life and death of Jesus.” We have important references in such Jewish sources as Josephus and the Talmud, and in Roman sources such as Tacitus and Pliny the Younger. I have discussed these texts in a chapter, “Jesus Outside the New Testament: What Is the Evidence,” published in Jesus Under Fire. One may also consult Gary R. Habermas’ The Historical Jesus: Ancient Evidence for the Life of Christ and Robert E. Van Voorst’s Jesus Outside the New Testament. — Edwin Yamauchi Yamauchi is a history professor at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He is the author of numerous books including Harper’s World of the New Testament, and has contributed to such reference works as The Anchor Bible Dictionary, The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels and The Oxford Companion to the Bible. He has served as the president of the Conference on Faith and History and as the president of the Institute for Biblical Research..
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The insufferably magniloquent James Lipton, so archly lambasted by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live, tells the New York Post he’s about to sign a contract that’ll keep him on Bravo’s Inside the Actors Lipton Studio for two or three more years. While we’re dismayed by this, the Post seems more horrified about Lipton’s forthcoming show with Jennifer Lopez, whom they apparently don’t consider a good enough thespian to go toe-to-toe with the pontifical former dean of the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School. To which we say, balderdash!
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BY IAN RAGSDALE SENIOR REPORTER
It’s obvious that a lot of people watch The O.C. on Fox. Enough viewers tune in so the show does for bands what Oprah does for books. When Rooney performed on the Jan. 7 episode, sales of the group’s eight-month-old debut album went up 200 percent. Although the series is still in its first season, Fox has already created an unofficial organ to communicate with fans in wannabe actor Buzz Rodell, a former extra on the show who now hangs out with the cast and writes about the show on his blog (ocfan.blogspot.com). But why do so many people tune into a show that has the combined major hang-ups of a daytime soap opera, a primetime drama and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous? Each episode’s formula includes a love triangle, a rude awakening and someone storming out of the room. Sprinkle with a veneer of superficiality, and you’ve got the most popular new teenage drama of the year. For those not in the know, O.C. stands for Orange County, which is southeast of Los Angeles and along the California coast. The center of the viewer’s world is in Newport Beach, where the Cohen family plus one — Sandy, Kirsten, Seth and their ward from the ghetto, Ryan — lives in material luxury, although not always in emotional comfort. Ryan quickly found a connection to the girl next door with a rough past but beautiful body, Marissa. Seth spent a good part of this season chasing his crush since third grade, the character we all used to love to hate but now just love, Summer. Toss in Marissa’s player-gone-wussy ex-boyfriend Luke; her controlling and sexy mother, Julie; her outcast father, Jimmy; and some shady characters from Ryan’s past, and there are plenty of plot lines to be explored, although each one comes as a surprise to The O.C.’s fans. “I can’t relate to these characters because they are insanely rich,” said Rachel Holan, respiratory therapy freshman and professed “biggest fan” of The O.C. “But I can relate to their experiences and their friendships.” The O.C. draws comparisons to Beverly Hills, 90210 for its depiction of moneyed youths, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer for its quirky and funny dialogue. Like both of those shows did in their own times, The O.C. holds
hundreds of thousands of youngsters captive once a week, glued to their TV screens. Unlike other teenage dramas, instead of getting sucked into the ludicrous lifestyles of the show’s characters, The O.C. takes a critical and sometimes humorous look at the possibilities. The non-mainstream humor and wry comments by Seth, played by Adam Brody with million-watt charm, are likely the source of most of the show’s viewers, at least those of the feminine persuasion. He gets more fans than Ryan, who appeared to be the show’s centerpiece at the beginning of the season, but whose somber mood has taken a backseat to Seth’s rants about comic books, indie rock and insecurity around girls. “Seth is my favorite character,” Holan said. “In the end, girls are attracted to the nice and funny guy, even if he doesn’t look like a Ken doll. Luke looks like a Ken doll, and Seth is just the opposite of that.” It has become strikingly clear that The O.C. is more than a guilty pleasure, despite all appearances to the contrary. “It’s mysteriously addicting, even if you’re not a teenybopper,” said Ashley Dwyer, undeclared freshman and dumbfounded fan. It could be that part of the show’s drawing factor is the family-sitcom-style growth experienced by the characters. There’s more personal change and conflict resolution going on in this show than ever discussed in a communications class. “I really like Seth and Summer’s relationship,” Holan said. “Seth is slowly becoming cooler with Summer’s help, and Summer used to be a bitch. With Seth’s help, she has developed into a better person.” Even Luke, who has thrown punches at both Seth and Ryan in the past, is getting esteem from fans. “Marissa slapped him, and he had to break up with Julie,” Holan lamented about Luke. “It sucks because I am getting to like him. He used to punch Seth whenever he saw him, but now they have started to hang out together.” Unfortunately, fans are continually pressed to wait several weeks between stints of new episodes. The O.C. is taking a “break” this week, and the next new episode airs at 8 p.m. April 14. I know where I’ll be — at an undisclosed location drinking beer and guffawing at the antics of the children in Newport.
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Title: Witness Director: Peter Weir Yr. Released: 1985 Starring: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Viggo Mortensen
Weir, the director of Master and Commander and The Truman Show, is the modern master of the thoughtful but “big” motion picture. Nominated for a slew of Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winning Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing, Witness is a quiet film with big Hollywood players in unpretentious roles. Ford plays Detective John Book, a big-city cop who discovers corruption in the system and must flee to the Amish countryside to protect himself as well as his only witness to a policeman’s murder, a young Amish boy. Book’s fiery temper and romantic longings for the boy’s mother, Rachel Lapp (McGillis), clash with the Amish community’s peaceful and antiquated ways until Book’s pursuers appear on the farm and an outburst of his violent personality becomes necessary for survival. Weir’s movie is compelling for thoughtful viewers because it is made at the speed and with the sensitivities that a modern American associates with Amish people. Witness reminds us of Hollywood’s ability to meld high-concept entertainment with beautiful filmmaking. Hopefully, Weir will continue to be a presence in Hollywood following the successful Master and Commander. Most Memorable Scene: Book socks a guy making fun of the Amish on their horse-drawn cart. Quote: Book: (to a tourist who believes he’s Amish) “Listen, lady, you take my picture and I’m going to rip off your brassiere and strangle you with it.”
Title: How Could It Be Artist: Eddie Murphy Yr. Released: 1985 Label: Sony
In 1985, on the heels of his hugely successful comedy career, Eddie Murphy ventured into the world of music to release an eight-track album filled with all the mediocre and ineffectual ingredients imaginable. How Could it Be contains such tracks as “Do I,” “C-O-N Confused” and the ever annoying “I, Me, Us, We.” Of course, Murphy can’t take all the credit for this ’80s masterpiece. He collaborated with more than 50 artists ranging from Howard
Smith, Davy Jones, Crystal Blake, Rod Gordon and the infamous Rick James; the latter having penned the only breakout hit from this album. “Party All the Time” received strong airplay and heavy rotation amid the Jhericurled, cocaine-fueled 1980s. It’s interesting to note “Party All the Time” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The rest of the record flows with the same stale, insignificant style as the track “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” closes the album. Of course, this record did not mark the end of Murphy’s singing career. A couple of other releases were to follow in the coming years. Thank God.
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Okafor, Huskies take down Georgia Tech in championship game
Wednesday, April 7, 2004
The University Star — Page 8
Going the distance
By Marlen Garcia Chicago Tribune
Andy Ellis/Star photo Senior right fielder Richard Martinez slides in order to make it back to first base in Tuesday’s game against University of Texas-Pan American. The Bobcats won the game 6-5 in the 11th inning bringing them to 17-15.
Bobcats wrestle Broncs until 11th, Crumpton hits game-winning RBI By Travis Summers Sports Reporter
groundout, advancing Grimet, who later scored as Hurley had two more wild pitches, giving the Broncs a 4-1 lead. After a colossal meltdown But Hurley did manage to in the final inning of last settle down and finish the weekend’s series against Baseball defeats next three innings scoreless. University of Louisiana“We gave Hurley a long Monroe, Texas State (16-15, leash tonight,” said Texas 5-3 SLC) returned to the Tuesday State coach Ty Harrington. “I friendly confines of Bobcat think he used the opportunity Field for redemption and got we gave him and he found it in a 6-5, 11-inning win in 11 innings himself and made the best of Tuesday against the it today.” University of Texas-Pan In the fifth, Texas State American (14-20). staged a mini-rally, getting to Junior Brian Hurley got within one run, 4-3. Pearce the start for the Bobcats and had major control problems, digging was hit by a pitch and later driven in the Bobcats into a hole early. Hurley with a double by Crumpton, who also put the first two batters he faced on scored on a sacrifice fly to right field base with walks, using only eight by third baseman Kyle Anson. Then in the eighth, the Broncs doupitches to walk both batters. With the two runners on, right field- bled their lead with a single by er Tony Ortiz drove a pitch to the DiOrio, driving in his third run of the right-field wall for an RBI double. day. Facing a two-run deficit, left fielder Third baseman Ben DiOrio then smoked a liner at Bobcat shortstop Matt Miller came to the plate with Patrick Crumpton, who had trouble Anson on second base. With one handling the play, allowing a run to swing, Miller tied the game with a score and DiOrio to reach on the error. blast over the left field wall, extending Texas State was able to get on the his hitting streak to nine games. “The home run was huge,” board when catcher Doug Pearce singled up the middle to score right field- Harrington said. “Anytime you get a guy up there that steps up and ties it er Richard Martinez. UTPA answered the Texas State like that you’re happy.” The home run would keep the score score with a couple of its own in the top half of the third as Hurley again tied until the 11th inning. Pinch hitter Dominic Ramos led off had control issues. Designated hitter Phillip with a walk on four pitches. Catcher Rodriguez, who had reached first on a Dawid Bednarek bunted Ramos over fielders’ choice, was able to get to to second, and Crumpton came third on back-to-back wild pitches through with a game-winning single to from Hurley, who was in the process right field, scoring Ramos. “I think obviously we’re a better of walking first baseman Ryan Grimet. DiOrio drove in Rodriguez on a hitting team than what we showed
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UT-Pan American......2..0..2..0..0..0..0..1..0..0..0 5 6 0 TEXAS STATE..............0..1..0..0..2..0..0..2..0..0..1 6 10 1
UT-Pan Am (14-21) AB R Players lf Alamia 4 1 ss Garza 4 1 rf Ortiz 5 1 dh Rodriguez 5 1 1b Grimet 2 1 ph Sisk 1 0 3b DiOrio 5 0 c Hickle 4 0 c Eichel 1 0 2b Flowers 5 0 cf Lopez 4 0
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TX STATE (17-15, SLC 5-4) Players AB R H RBI 2b Mast 5 0 1 0 3b Anson 4 1 2 1 cf Tierce 4 0 0 0 Miller 4 1 1 2 lf 1b Cooper 5 0 2 0 rf Martinez 3 1 0 0 dh Pellien 2 0 0 0 ph Alaniz 1 0 0 0 ph Ramos 1 1 0 0 c Pearce 1 1 1 1 ph Chavez 1 0 0 0 c Bednarek 1 0 1 0 ss Crumpton 5 1 2 2 TOTALS 37 6 10 6
SAN ANTONIO — Rashad Anderson sank the 19-foot jump shot with jarring precision. He beat the buzzer to conclude the first half and ran to Connecticut teammate Emeka Okafor, who slapped Anderson’s hand amid thunderous applause. There were still 20 minutes of basketball remaining, but the scene summed up the first half and the rest of the game Monday night in the NCAA championship game between Connecticut and Georgia Tech at the Alamodome. Anderson’s basket gave Connecticut a 15-point lead at intermission and the Huskies were well on their way to their second NCAA title in six seasons. They humbled Georgia Tech with an 82-73 victory before 44,468 fans. If Connecticut’s women’s team beats Tennessee in their NCAA final Tuesday night in New Orleans, the university will have the first sweep of the championships. A day earlier, Okafor had talked about his hopes of cutting down the nets after the final. “Most coaches would shudder,” Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said of Okafor’s comment. “Why? Why would you shudder when he dreams the greatest dream?” Okafor was, after all, the integral element to his team’s success, an anchor physically and emotionally who missed only three games despite a stress fracture that caused back spasms. He had 10 points and seven rebounds by halftime and finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds and
was named the Final Four’s most outstanding player. Teammate Ben Gordon led the Huskies (33-6) in the first half with 14 points, including nine on threepointers. By game’s end, Gordon had 21 points. Okafor, the Big East player of the year, won All-American honors, and Gordon was named the Big East tournament’s and the Phoenix regional’s most outstanding player. Combined, they went 7 of 15 in the first half while their teammates were 6 of 17. Georgia Tech, meanwhile, made just 10 of 34 shots in the first half, and the Yellow Jackets (28-10) were almost as bad from the free-throw line (4 of 11). With a little more than 12 minutes left, Georgia Tech, which was led by Will Bynum’s 17 points, trailed by 25, a stunning deficit for a team that had beaten Oklahoma State in the national semifinal. Georgia Tech’s season had been full of surprises. The punishment UConn inflicted through most of the game bordered on cruel, considering the stakes. In the preseason Georgia Tech had little reason to believe it could advance to the title game. The Yellow Jackets began the season unranked and were picked to finish seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference. But all sorts of signs began popping up, telltale indications that a Final Four run was in the making. Georgia Tech won 12 straight games to open the season, including a 16-point win over No. 1 Connecticut in the semifinals of the Preseason NIT.
Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun joins the Huskies as they hold up the championship trophy following their 82-73 victory over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to win the men’s NCAA championship Monday at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
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tonight,” Harrington said. “But we were able to execute in the 11th inning and get the win, so I’m pretty pleased with what happened tonight.” Texas State and UTPA will be back at it at 3 p.m. today, with the Bobcats sending senior Bobby Sawicki to the mound for his first start in more than a year. He will likelyBIO191-867_5.75x5Logo.qxd be facing Tommy Sorden, who is 2-3 with a 3.88 ERA.
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