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That’s my Bush

Broncs trampled

Baseball goes extra innings with UTPA for 13-8 win/Sports/Page 12

Eclectic youth

Local band Captain Clyde mixes up musical genres/Trends/Page 7

Dubya’s antics on par with those of terrorists/Opinions/Page 5

THURSDAY

VOLUME 93, ISSUE 72 www.universitystar.com

APRIL 8, 2004

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Faculty Senate discusses plans for honor council By Julie Daffern News Reporter Plans for Honor Council have been in the works for three years, and the Faculty Senate refuses to hasten with its decision on the matter. “The implementation date would have to be spring (2005) or later, so there’s no need to rush,” said Bill Stone, Faculty Senate Chair and criminal justice professor. A recent concern among senators is the guarantee of an equal balance between the student and faculty representation at meetings if attendance at the council is not fully represented. The Senate agreed to require equal atten-

dance of faculty and students with a minimum of three delegates each. “As rarely as this meets and as severe the consequences, you’re not going to have a lot of problems with attendance,” said Bill Peeler, theatre professor. Senators also considered the likelihood of professors to report violations of academic dishonesty to Vincent Morton, Student Justice director and assistant dean of students. Currently, Morton receives five to seven violations a year. Stone believes most faculty deal with at least one account of academic dishonesty a year. Senators ultimately agreed to continue the discussion.

Future teachers meet with potential employers Students browse available positions at local job fair

By Jennifer Warner Senior Reporter

Tiffany Searcy/Star photo Charlie Vaughn, custodial services, knocks Milt Nielsen, director of Instructional Technologies into the dunking booth at Wednesday's University Fund Drive. Every dollar spent on successful dunks was matched by Carl Van Wyatt, vice president of Instructional Technologies.

Vandals hit local veteran’s memorial By Kirsten Crow News Reporter

The Hays County Veterans Memorial, which bears the names of Hays County veterans from World War I through the Gulf War, was vandalized April 2 with the words “Kill Bush,” drawing both local and national attention. The memorial, located on the corner of Riverside Drive and East Hopkins Street, was discovered Saturday morning with spray-painted slogans, including “Kill Bush” scrawled across 26 veteran’s names, and the words “Feed the People,” “Not War” and “Kill Bush” on the back of the memorial. Richard Cruz, project director of the memorial and member

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of the Hays County Veterans Memorial Committee, said he was initially angry about the vandalism. “It’s a sad thing that happened,” Cruz said. “It’s sickening and it’s emotional.” Cruz, who is also the head computer operator of the technology resources department at Texas State, said he thought the memorial might be vandalized, but not before it was finished and not with anti-war sentiments. “I did have a concern (about the memorial being vandalized), but I thought it would be teenagers with gang graffiti,” Cruz said. “Those weren’t teenagers that did that; this is a g See VANDALS, page 3

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Education majors and students planning to enter the teaching field were given a chance to get a leg up on their job search and make important contacts on Wednesday. Career Services held the Teacher Job Fair at Strahan Coliseum, beginning the day with a browsing session in the morning and later holding one-on-one interviews with prospective employers.

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Representatives from 131 school districts were in attendance, primarily from within the state, but also including a few from other states such as Kansas, Colorado and California. Curt Schafer, Career Services director, said he believes this was one of the best teacher job fairs they have had. “It’s an opportunity for students to interact with potential employers, faceto-face and on campus,” Schafer said. “Otherwise, a student would have to spend a lot of time on the Internet or a lot of time on the telephone, and they still wouldn’t have this face-to-face encounter with someone. It’s a monumental convenience to students who g See FAIR, page 4

Nymphs, animals come to life in play Theatre department presents Metamorphoses through April 17

By Christopher Boehm News Reporter

Tonight the department of theatre and dance will transform humans into nymphs and animals during its opening production of Metamorphoses.

The play, directed by theatre assistant professor Michael Costello, is based on the ancient Roman poet Ovid’s poem of the same name. It will run today through Friday and April 14-17 at 8 p.m. at the Glade Theater. “It’s quite fascinating,” Costello said. “The actors and actresses have done a wonderful job.” The play incorporates many elements, such as Persian, Greek, Indian and modern time periods and themes.

“It’s such an imaginative piece,” Costello said. “It takes Ovid’s nine tales and tells them from a modern perspective.” Costello also cites the pool, which the play will take place in and around, as another interesting aspect of the play. The pool, measuring approximately 15-feet long, 15feet wide and 3-feet deep, had to be purchased and set into the raised stage that Metamorphoses is staged on. “That was rather intriguing,” he said. g See PLAY, page 4

TxDOT tour aims to decrease litter statewide By Kay Richter News Reporter Don’t Mess with Texas. It’s a sign that can be easily missed along Texas highways next to posted speed limits. However, for college students, it is a sign that apparently needs more recognition. The Texas Department of Transportation launched its “Don’t Mess with Texas” Road Tour on April 1. The tour will be visiting 25 cities and making a 5,000-mile journey around the state, focusing on providing information to college campuses. “The road tour will be in Austin on April 24 for the 40 Acres Fest at (the University of Texas),” said Darah Waldrip, litter prevention program coordinator for TxDOT. Waldrip said the road tour is also trying to focus on providing information in a nonthreatening, educational and entertaining manner. The road tour will be giving away Tshirts, bumper stickers, temporary tattoos and litterbags to participants. Participants will be able to test their knowledge about litter.

TxDOT recently conducted a study that indicated that Texans between the ages of 16 and 24 remain the state’s worst litterers. Past studies by TxDOT indicate the typical litterer is a single person who smokes, goes to parties or bars more than twice a week and frequents fast-food restaurants. While this description may seem to fit the average college student, all of those recently surveyed in this latest study were within this younger age group. The most frequent form of litter that is appearing on Texas highways is micro-litter. According to the survey that includes 1,253 respondents, the majority of Texans believe that gum and candy wrappers, cigarette butts and chip bags are minor forms of litter. Other results indicated that there is a rise in accidental litter. Of those surveyed, 69 percent admit to being pickup truck owners who carry things in their truck beds. “We’re concerned so many Texans don’t think about things flying out of their trucks and think it’s acceptable to toss micro-litter, or smaller items, on our roadsides,” said g See LITTER, page 3

Andrew Nenque/Star photo Thousands of trash dispensers are placed at scenic rest areas across Texas, such as Ranch Road 12 on Devil's Backbone, to help keep roads clean.


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Thursday, April 8, 2004

City sponsors 23rd annual Spring River Cleanup People who love the San Marcos River are invited to join the San Marcos 23rd annual Spring River Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers may register at the Recreation Hall in City Park and sign up to walk along the bank or snorkel/scuba dive in the river to pick up trash and debris that accumulates. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories.

Horsemen’s Association meets for pizza at noon in LBJSC, Room 37.1.

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Christians at Texas State meets at noon in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1.

Calendar of

EVENTS Thursday

Breaking Free From Dieting support group meets at 3 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center.

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.

Christians at Texas State meets at noon in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1.

Victory Over Violence meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-12.1.

Sexual Assault & Abuse Services meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center.

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

Student Volunteer Connection meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1.

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

Higher Ground meets at 5:30 p.m. at St. Marks Church. Bobcat Supper is at 5:30 p.m. at the Christian Community Center. Horsemen’s Association meets for pizza at 6 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-14.1.

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

Monday Dealing with Dysfunctional Families meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. Fellowship of Christian Athletes 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.

Catholic Student Center provides a free lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the center.

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

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SMPD still looking for two noncompliant sex offenders

The San Marcos Police Department has conducted a compliance check on 41 registered sex offenders and filed charges against three men who failed to obey the state registration law. Robert Hamilton, Jose Nevarez Falcon Jr. and Jose Marcos Garcia were charged with failure to comply with sex offender registration laws. Hamilton and Falcon were arrested and released on bond. Garcia, 18, is still wanted on this case and is also being sought on an aggravated assault warrant issued March 22. Garcia is accused of assaulting his girlfriend in March, causing serious bodily injury. He is described as a 5-foot-2-inch Hispanic male, weighing 100 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Police are still searching Dwight Mason West, 48. He is wanted on a felony warrant issued in 2003 for failure to comply the same laws. Police believe West may still be in the Central Texas area. West is described as a 6-foot-3-inch white male, weighing 225 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on the location of Garcia or West can contact the SMPD Criminal Investigation Division at 7532300 or Hays County Crimestoppers at 353-TIPS. Under state law, convicted sex offenders must report for registration once a year and in some cases every 90 days. They are required to register their home address, employment location, vehicle information and any change in health status. SMPD Records, Criminal Investigation and Patrol Divisions worked together on the sex offender compliance project under the coordination of Cpl. Stuart Ellis. He collected the records from the records division and created working files for the individual compliance checks. The records were audited for the most up-todate data from the Records Division and the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Sex Offender database (www.txdps.state.tx.us). “Our records division reviews sex offender files each month to see which offenders are due for renewal or update of their information,” said Sgt. Penny Dunn of CID. “If they discover a discrepancy, they forward the file to the Criminal Investigations Division, where a detective is assigned to investigate and pursue criminal charges should they find the offender is out of compliance. Every violation of compliance is a felony offense.”

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Bible Study meets at 8 p.m. at the Catholic Student Center.

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Albert B. Alkek Library Monday Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.

David Rice, award-winning author of the book Crazy Loco and Texas State graduate, will visit campus April 19-21 for a series of lectures and the presentation of a stage play based on his work. Crazy Loco earned the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Readers award in 2001. Rice’s work appears in five anthologies and has been nominated for the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, the Pura Belpré Award and was a Pen Center USA West Awards finalist. Rice has been invited to do a reading at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., in October and is also author of Give the Pig a Chance, and Other Stories. Crazy Loco is required reading in 24 Texas public schools and nine universities nationwide. “She Flies,” a short story from Crazy Loco dealing with a Hispanic girl’s dreams of attending college and her parents’ reluctance to allow her to leave home, has been adapted for the stage by playwright Mike Garcia of Nushank Productions. “She Flies” will be presented at 7 p.m. April 19 at the University Performing Arts Center, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. Admission is free. The play has been sponsored by Gear UP at the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg and performed to 18 high schools in the Rio Grande Valley; by Cine Las Americas in Austin at Johnston High School and Blackshear Elementary; and by ENLACE at St. Edward’s University. Also, the play has been sponsored by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans and Partners in Hispanic Education in visits to Washington, D.C., Miami and Albuquerque. After leaving San Marcos, “She Flies” will be presented again at the ENLACE National Conference in Albuquerque. On April 20, Rice will give a public reading and discussion at the San Marcos Public Library. The reading begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the general public at no charge. Rice concludes his tour of San Marcos on April 21 when he will present the films Oral History Process and Personal Narrative for English majors at 10:30 a.m. and education majors at 12:30 p.m. in Flowers Hall, Room 341, on the Texas State campus. Discussions will follow and the event is open to the general public. Afterward, the Alkek Library Special Collections will host “A Reading and Reception: Celebrating One of Our Own” at 2 p.m.

Wednesday

The Rock meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Catholic Student Center.

City

Author David Rice presents series of lectures, stage play

Geography Honors Society meets at 5 p.m. in the Evans Liberal Arts Building, Room 311.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month rally is at noon in the Quad.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and following the cleanup will be a barbeque. The Spring River Cleanup is sponsored by the City of San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department and The Dive Shop. To sign up or for more information, contact Melani Howard, Watershed Protection program manager, at (512) 393-8400.

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

San Marcos Police Department

April 6, 7:59 a.m. Burglary of a vehicle/Linda Drive — Officer dispatched to 500 Linda Drive for a burglary of motor vehicle report.

April 6, 3:26 p.m. Burglary of a habitation — Female reported that her apartment on the 1500 block of South I-35 was burglarized.

April 6, 11:19 a.m. Burglary of building/South I-35 — Building burglarized.

April 6, 4:42 p.m. Criminal mischief/First Street — Attempt theft under $20,000.

April 6, 12:15 p.m. Burglary of a habitation/Uhland Road — Officer dispatched to 500 Uhland Rd. for a burglary of habitation report. April 6, 2:07 p.m. Burglary of a vehicle/Seguin Street — Vehicle entered without owner’s consent. Campus Crime Stoppers: 245-7867

Sunday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Golf Course Open daily 7 a.m. - dusk

April 6, 5:20 p.m. Criminal mischief/South I-35 — Criminal mischief $50-500. April 6, 10:10 p.m. Criminal mischief/First Street — Unknown person damaged driver-side door keyhole. San Marcos Crime Stoppers: 353-TIPS(8477)

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VANDALS: Graffiti outrages veterans Thursday, April 8, 2004

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different age bracket with anger.” But the vandalism was also a mixed blessing, Cruz said. “We’ve been spread out in the national light,” he said. “People have been calling from California because they’re concerned about what happened.” Cruz said while the front area of the memorial was cleaned Saturday, he’s still waiting to see whether the engraved letters will have yellow paint embedded in them. Cruz said it would still be several months before the memorial is complete, although it was unveiled on Nov. 11, 2003, but has not yet been completed. George Combs, member of the Hays County Veterans Memorial and Vietnam veteran with 23 years in the military, said the vandals hurt more than the Hays County veteran community. “They forget the sacrifices people made,” Combs said. “This is as much about the veterans’ families as the veterans. It’s as much about them as it is about me.” Combs, a 68-year-old geography and environmental studies junior, said the vandalism brought back memories of Vietnam. “It’s being blamed for what’s happening,” Combs said. “It’s because today’s soldiers and GIs are pretty visible and pretty easy targets.” Cruz agreed that the vandals were lashing out at the wrong people. “Bush wasn’t even in office for these wars,” Cruz said. Combs said in the end, he is more disappointed than angry with the incident. “It’s using the memorial as a forum to air their gripes,” Combs said. “It’s like going into a graveyard and kicking over the tombstones.” San Marcos Police Department Sgt. Byron Mobley said the vandalism qualifies as a state jail felony crime, carrying a sentence of as long as two years and a fine as much as $10,000. Mobley confirmed that the Secret Service had been notified. “The Secret Service was notified by me because of some of the terminology used,” Mobley said. “Any time a threat is made towards the president, a U.S. con-

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gressman or a senator, they are notified.” Edna Perry, Resident Agent in charge of the Austin Secret Service office, said the Secret Service was not involved in the investigation. “If San Marcos gets a suspect, we would want to investigate,” Perry said. “That’s a threat against (the president). But until there is a suspect, we have nothing to investigate.” Mobley advised people to protest the war, not deface memorials. “It was probably someone that is on the left side; a liberal that doesn’t agree with the policies right now,” Mobley said. “But whether you’re a conservative or a liberal, it is a memorial to remember people who fought for this country.” Silas Parker, an anthropology and sociology senior, said although he disagrees with the “Kill Bush” message and the van-

Bradley Sherman/Star photo A person who opposes President Bush expressed his viewpoint sometime Friday night by spray painting "Kill Bush" on multiple spots of the Hay’s County Veterans' Memorial located at the intersection of Hopkins Street and Riverside Drive.

methods used, they don’t hear the message.” Parker said that vandalizing a memorial was stepping over the line to communicate a message. “We believe there is an awakening going on and it’s important we attack the government from every facet, but we need to be careful how we do it,” Parker said. Mobley said — Byron Mobley that while there San Marcos Police Department Sergeant are no leads in the case, Crimestoppers dal’s tactics, now is a time for a is offering a reward to anyone change. who provides information lead“There is a code of ethics for ing to an arrest. Crimestoppers having your voice heard with a can be reached at (512)353-TIPS. political message,” Parker said. The memorial will be cleaned “People get so angry with the Thursday morning by Black

“It was probably someone that is on the left side; a liberal that doesn’t agree with the policies right now. But whether you’re a conservative or a liberal, it is a memorial to remember people who fought for this country.”

Diamond Products. Andrew Taylor, CEO of the San Antonio company, said he will clean it for free, although he estimated that the damage could be worth as much as $250 to $1,000. “This is a veteran’s memorial,” Taylor said. “When someone picks a fight with those guys, we go to battle with them.” Taylor said his patented device, the Wadu, is specifically designed to remove graffiti without damaging a structure. His technology was first used in the restoration of the Statue of Liberty. “We just wanted to donate some of our time and services to righting the wrong,” Taylor said. Contributions for the completion and cleanup of the memorial can be sent to Hays County Memorial, P.O. Box 1503, San Marcos, TX 78667-1503.

LITTER: Tour to provide info to college campuses Doris Howdeshell, TxDOT Travel Division director, in a press release. While the Don’t Mess with Texas campaign continues to tour cities, students at Texas State continue to do their part in combating litter. Students in the March 27 Bobcat Build participated in a campus cleanup. “TxDOT was one of the sponsors for the event,” said Dainon Deviney, Student Volunteer Connection adviser. A part of the campus cleanup included picking up cigarette butts around the university. Other organizations on campus con-

cerned about the environment include the Tri Beta Biological Honors Society and the National Association of Environmental Professionals. “I believe that the university should try and educate more students about this issue by putting up posters that explain that cigarette butts are a form of litter,” said graduate student and Tri Beta member Carolyn Meredith. The TxDOT study also confirmed that smoking has increased in its correlation with littering behavior since 2001. Cigarette butts seem like a large percentage of campus litter, and some students feel the university can improve in providing more dispensers for butts and areas

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designed for smokers. “I don’t think the university does an adequate job providing dispensers, especially at the new art building,” said Kristen Hennessey, mass communication freshman. Litter costs the state $32 million in cleanup costs alone. While most Texans believe prisoners are responsible for cleaning litter off state highways, this is largely untrue. In reality, paid contractors are responsible for cleaning up the majority of the mess. More information can be found at www.dontmesswithtexas.org for ways to prevent litter, information about the road tour and to report a person for littering.

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BAGHDAD, Iraq — The wave of violence in Iraq’s southern cities is presenting the United States’ coalition partners with the most severe challenge they have faced in 12 months of occupation, and some analysts predict that Washington might have to inject additional U.S. troops into the region. When the United States assembled forces from 34 countries to help it here last year, most were tucked away in the calmer parts of the country — especially in the south, where the Shiite Muslims who make up the bulk of the population largely had not opposed the occupation. U.S. troops, meanwhile, took on the tougher task of subduing the Sunni Muslim heartland north and west of Baghdad. But that essentially political approach was undercut in the last several days by unexpected military challenges from followers of militant Islamic cleric Moqtada Sadr. When heavy fighting between coalition forces and Sadr’s militia, the Mahdi Army, began Sunday, one of the first casualties was a Salvadoran soldier in Najaf. A Ukrainian soldier was killed Tuesday in Kut, Bulgarian troops were battling Shiite militiamen in Karbala, and heavy fighting between Italian forces and Sadr’s supporters in Nasiriyah left more than 10 Italian troops wounded.

Study: Protection needed for hundreds of at-risk species Despite international efforts to promote biodiversity, a new study has found that hundreds of the world’s animal species are in imminent danger of extinction, primarily in tropical mountains and islands in developing nations. The report, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, concludes that while more than 10 percent of Earth’s land mass is afforded some environmental protection, efforts are not being focused in places that have the greatest concentration of imperiled species. The “global gap analysis” conducted by scientists for the group Conservation International

studied mammals, amphibians, birds, turtles and tortoises — which together represent just 1 percent of the planet’s species. But that was enough for the scientists to conclude in their report that urgent action is necessary to prevent hundreds of unique species from going extinct. “This is the tip of the iceberg,” said Ana Rodrigues, a research fellow at the Center for Applied Biodiversity Science at the Washington, D.C.-based International. Conservation “There is a window of opportunity here. Many species around the world are hanging on to little bits of habitat. These findings confirm what we already know: The worldwide protection network is far from finished and we need to expand it into regions that need it most.”

Compromise could places restrictions on ‘morning-after’ pill

The distributor of the emergency contraceptive “Plan B” and the government are discussing a compromise that would place some restrictions on proposed over-the-counter sales of the “morning-after” pill — an outcome that critics say would be based more on election-year politics than on science. Although a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 23 to 4 in December in favor of making the drug available on drugstore shelves, the proposed compromise would ignore important elements of that recommendation, said several people familiar with the negotiations but not allowed to speak on the record. The application to give Plan B full over-the-counter status has been sharply criticized by social conservatives who say it would lead to increased teenage promiscuity. The ongoing talks have focused on possibly setting a minimum age for purchasers and keeping the drug behind drugstore counters so pharmacists would control sales. As word of the possible restrictions has spread, critics have stepped up a campaign to try to persuade the FDA to approve the application without restrictions. Briefs are from wire reports.

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Netherlands students sharpen repairing skills Pet 4 - The University Star

By Ryan Coggin News Reporter

Two students from the Netherlands, now studying in Central Texas, chose the right place to sharpen their air conditioning skills. Gijsbert Vervoorn, 20, and Bart Van de Heuvel, 19, both heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology students from the small town of ‘s-Hertogenbosh, located a short distance south of Amsterdam, are spending 10 weeks in Texas perfecting their trade while absorbing both the culture and the sun. “The work here is quite a bit the same, but some things are different” Van de Heuvel said. “The rules for refrigerant are more strict in Holland, but because of the warm weather (here), the machines work different.” The two are registered as internship students at Austin Community College, one of six schools participating in COMPRO (Computerized Processes Used in Enterprises Involving Emerging High-Technology Occupations), a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education which allows each partner school to examine and participate in the others’ teaching methods and real-world

systems. Dan Foust, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology department chair at ACC who coordinates the student’s internships and social activities, traveled to Koning Willem I College in ‘sHertogenbosh last year to observe European methods of teaching and practicing his field. Foust also examined ways to make ACC’s program more competitive. “Our intent was to look at their program and see where they do things the same and where they do things different,” Foust said. “We wanted to look at how culture drives their technology and how it affects the country’s training program.” So far, Vervoorn and Van de Heuvel have interned with Central Texas Commercial Air in Austin and the CoGeneration power plant for Texas State, which provides a large amount of the electricity for the university. Jim Fox, utilities operations director for Texas State, said the two students experienced hands-on the daily operations at the plant, which included repair work and assisting mechanics. “They seemed to be very interested in everything, and

have learned quite a bit,” Fox said. While interning for Central Texas Commercial Air, an Austin-based company specializing in emergency cooling and heating solutions, the two students were able to help install a portable warm air unit at Austin Studios, located in the old Robert Mueller Municipal Airport. Roland Hampton, company president, said the two interns contributed to an enjoyable mood at the workplace. “That was the most fun time I’ve had with college students on the job in years,” Hampton said. “They loved the idea of being involved with movies and movie stars. They were taking pictures the whole time.” The two students are now interning in Austin with Reddy Ice, the largest commercial manufacturer and distributor of ice in the United States. “Though most of the equipment the students are using is familiar to them, the application is different,” Foust said. “Ice production in Holland is used for selling and storing fish. These students don’t have the opportunity to work with large ice-manufacturing equipment there without going to sea.”

Ananda Ituarte, a technical office assistant in the air conditioning and refrigeration technology department who coordinates and manages the grant programs, said the two students are the result of the relationship held with the Dutch college after the COMPRO grant expired in December. “They’re seeing things they’ve never seen in the sense of their degree,” Ituarte said. “It’s been a satisfying learning experience for everyone.” Vervoorn said coming from a small town in Holland helped them adapt to places in Texas they have already visited. “Texas is nice,” Vervoorn said. “We spent a few weekends in the country seeing the cattle on a big ranch where we went to an auction. We are from a small village in Holland, so we are used to (small towns).” Vervoorn and Van de Heuvel will have three weeks of free time before they return home, which they said will probably be spent traveling across the state. “We want to drive around Texas,” Vervoorn said. “Maybe we’ll start by Big Bend National Park and drive all the way to Houston.”

Experts point to traffic accidents as major concern By Ashleigh Collins Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Traffic accidents will become the thirdleading cause of premature death and disability around the world by 2020, said a report released Wednesday by the World Health Organization and the World Bank. About 1.2 million people are killed each year in road accidents and 50 million are injured or disabled, the United Nations’ health agency said in its first report on traffic deaths in more than 40 years. The report was issued in conjunction with World Health Day and kicks off a yearlong focus on the issue. Unless immediate action is

taken, the report said, accidents will kill more than 2.3 million people — most of them pedestrians, cyclists and riders on public transportation in poor and middle-income countries — by 2020. As growing global prosperity puts more vehicles on the road, traffic fatalities in low- and middle-income countries are expected to increase by 83 percent, but are expected to decline by 27 percent in high-income countries, where safety standards are strict and strictly enforced. Currently, traffic accidents rank ninth overall in causing premature death and disability, the report said. By 2020, they will follow only heart disease and depression as the cause of premature death and disability world-

wide. Even though higher-income countries have a larger number of motor vehicles per capita, lowincome and middle-income countries have more traffic-related injuries and fatalities, the WHO said. High-income countries are defined as having a per capita annual income of $9,076 or more; middle-income indicates a per capita income of $736 to $9,075, and low-income is $735 or less. American and Latin Caribbean nations had the highest traffic fatality rate in 2000, with 26.1 deaths occurring per 100,000 persons; that figure is expected to rise to 31 by 2020. The Middle East and North Africa followed with 19.2, with a

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actors and actresses in water,” Costello said. “This was definitely something I wanted to do.” The performers were also required to learn, in two weeks, to play metal PVC pipe and metal modeled after traditional Balinese instruments. “The people playing the instruments are all theatre majors with no real music training,” said Tara Beaver, publicity manager and direct1/22/04 9:00 AM Page 1 ing undergraduate. Costello said he felt this

aspect would especially appeal to the audience, as he was impressed with how quickly the actors and actresses learned to play the instruments. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased at the door or from the theater box office by calling 245-2204. “Things are done beautifully. The set, costumes and lights are all extraordinary,” Costello said. “It’s been a difficult play, but they all have met the challenge.”

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predicted increase to 22.3. South Asia’s rate — 10.2 in 2000 — is expected to increase to 18.9. More than a million people died due to traffic-related injuries in low-income to middle-income countries in 2002, compared with 117,000 people in high-income countries. Pedestrians and cyclists — with or without engines — have the highest rate of road-related mortality, and they make up the majority of road traffic in low-income and middleincome countries. Currently, the WHO said, road accidents in low- and middleincome countries account for a cost of $65 billion annually — more than the United States expends in development assistance.

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a complicated “It’s process and if you treat it simply, it will bite you in the rear end later,” Stone said. Proposals for developmental leave were also heard by the Senate during its Wednesday meeting and will continue next week. Senators rank the proposals on a scale of zero to three, and then the numbers are averaged. If the average is above one, the Senate recommends the developmental leave for approval to Bob Gratz, Academic Affairs vice president, who then takes the recommendations to the President’s Cabinet. Four professors are requesting developmental leave. John McLaren, criminal justice professor, is requesting leave to write a textbook about research alternative paths of corrections for people who violate

the law. McLaren said recent procedural changes include electronic monitoring, involuntary drug testing and chemical castration. Beverly Penn, art and design professor, wants to study where the road intersects the San Marcos River to better illustrate how nature crosses with human design. She wants to express her findings in drawings and sculpture. James Peterson, geography professor, is proposing to perform a content analysis of a variety of maps and spatial graphics to be found at a German library of history and geography textbooks. Brenda Scheuermann, special education professor, is asking for leave to study the use of physical restraint in public schools. There is a lack of data and reports of injuries and deaths by physical restraint, Scheuermann said.

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take advantage of it.” Schafer and Josie Garrott, Career Services associate director, estimate about 800 to 1,000 students were in attendance. Schafer said the job market for teachers is positive for all areas, but for the critical need areas such as math, science, bilingual education and special education, the outlook is extremely promising. “We have some criticalneed areas, as all school districts in the state of Texas do, but we also have a wide variety of positions opening because we’re opening new schools all the time,” said Sally Lehnert of the Cypress-Fairbanks School District near Houston. “So we’re in need of good candidates and we know Texas State

prepares students really well.” Lehnert, Texas State alumna and Hamilton Elementary assistant principal, said her school district is the fastest growing school district in Texas, as well as the fifthlargest district. Lehnert said they hire about 800 teachers each year. Garrott said she believes one of the biggest factors for students when looking for a teaching job is mobility. Students who are willing to move to other areas of the state are more likely to find employment. For Amanda Southard, mathematics senior, the idea of moving out of the area is not one she would like to consider right now. “There were lots of employers here but more than I would have thought from areas far

away like Dallas and Houston,” Southard said. “I would have liked to see more around this area. I don’t know how many people actually want to move that far away.” Schafer said they have other offers from districts out of state but he feels obligated to offer students with choices a little closer to home. “If this was half out-of-state districts, I don’t think we’d be doing our Texas students or Texas citizens much of a favor,” Schafer said. Career Services holds a teacher job fair each semester, with the one in the fall only slightly smaller than the spring fair. In the spring, Career Services has a waiting list of about 20 school districts in case representatives from a district drop out and cannot attend.

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Sending more troops to Iraq is not the answer THE MAIN POINT

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n the wake of what has been a tumultuous last several weeks in Iraq and with a death toll of more than 600, families and soldiers may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. Not! Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced Wednesday that because of the recent surge of violence in Iraq, U.S. troops who were expecting to be deployed in the coming weeks may be postponed, according to an article published in The Baltimore Sun

Wednesday. Rumsfeld also left open the possibility of an increase in forces from the current 134,000. We are all familiar with the idea of throwing money at a problem. In this particular situation, our government appears to feel that another resource we possess in ample supply are our troops. So, since the situation does not look fair in our favor, instead of trying to find out what is going on and why, the government assumes the best way to

alleviate this problem of more killings is to put more people out there. Not only is there still the issue of why we are still there, families who have loved ones in Iraq, who now may not even have contact with their family member or friend, might be told their soldier is going to be on an extended stay in his or her particular hot zone. In all fairness, this is a problem that there is more violence than usual, and there has to be a

solution. Maybe the presence of more troops will cause some of the former Saddam loyalists, terrorists and “Iraqi extremists” to back off for fear of sheer number. But is that really likely? It has not worked yet. There is a serious issue at hand, but throwing more innocent blood on the fire is not going to put it out. It is time that our administration figures out a strategy to solve the problem and get the troops out as soon as possible.

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Sex education comes too late

Bush: The great monster of the era

Well, it’s been a little more next time al-Qaida goes looking Rugh Cline than a year since the Bush for recruits, many of these civilregime knowingly and intenians’ brothers, sisters, sons, Star Columnist tionally jeopardized the securidaughters, fathers and friends ty of the American people so will be lining up to help attack Bush campaign contributors could reap a the heartless capitalist monster that destroyed huge profit. Let’s recap. the stability of their nation and put all of their So far, 616-plus U.S. soldiers have died lives and futures in imminent jeopardy. with countless thousands more wounded, On May 1, 2003, Bush declared, some severely. It took three and a half years “Mission accomplished” when U.S. casualty of American involvement in Vietnam before rates stood at about one fourth of what they our casualty figures grew that high. More are now. On July 2, Bush taunted the Iraqi than 10,000 innocent Iraqi civilians have people devastated by the war to “bring it on.” been killed and an unimaginable number Sorry to inform you, Mr. Bush, but you are wounded with the weapons our tax dollars not John Wayne, and when you murder a have purchased for the Bush regime. Now man’s family and then taunt him by saying Iraq draws closer to a gruesome civil war “bring it on,” you do not help to improve the with every passing moment. At the same security of our country or our troops. Since time, Bush and his cronies have been gutting Bush openly asked for Iraqi freedom fighters vital social programs, they have tacked on an to attack our troops, more than 400 more additional $1.457 trillion to the debt of the have been killed. Ronald Reagan’s man in American people, on which all of us are the Middle East, Saddam Hussein, was capgoing to spend our whole lives paying the tured on Dec. 13. Since then more than 150 interest. The American people only have a additional U.S. troops have died. Sept. 11 is few things to show for the acts of treason unquestionably the best thing that ever hapcommitted by the Bush regime, and all of pened to the Bush regime. Before that, Bush them are bad. was nothing more than the pathetic joke he We are paying the highest price for gasoreally deserves to be. His approval rating was line in history, while Bush is complacent in the crapper. That’s My Bush on Comedy Central showed the world just what a halfwith the price fixing and supply manipulawit this man is. But on Sept. 11, Bush’s tion of his campaign contributors. The American people now have 25 million Iraqis approval rating got an artificial hike, and he was given a blank check to invade any counwho are infinitely more sympathetic to tries of his choosing, leaving the American groups that seek to attack and harm people to pick up the tab. Bush was free to American interests. These 25 million Iraqis invade countries to reward his campaign conhave watched 10,000 of their sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, husbands and tributors and free to write lucrative no-bid wives, grandparents, teachers, friends, neigh- contracts to the tune of billions of dollars to business associates. After all the acts of treabors, religious figures and co-workers killed son the Bush regime has committed against by U.S. troops. No one can estimate how the American people and the citizens of the many thousands of civilians have escaped world, people are finally coming around. death and survived as paraplegics, burn victims or amputees. But it is safe to say that the Bush’s approval rating is at the lowest level it

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has been since he stole the White House. The Bush regime has spent the better part of the last few years doing everything in its power to stonewall the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks. Why? Could it be because Bush has serious skeletons hiding in his closet? I believe he does. Sept. 11 worked out so well in every imaginable way for the Bush regime, it is easy to understand why he allowed the attacks to take place to further his own interests. Richard Clarke has recently reported to Congress that he sent several memos to Condoleezza Rice and others detailing an imminent terrorist threat in the days leading up to Sept. 11. However, the Bush regime chose to ignore these warnings in favor of its own interests. Now Rice is doing everything in her power to avoid testifying before the Sept. 11 commission. Why is that Condi; you got something to hide? How could an exdirector of Chevron with an oil tanker named after her have something to hide regarding a war for oil and profit? Bush is certain to be remembered as one of the greatest monsters of our era. His presidency has been a complete failure. His selfish actions have jeopardized the safety and security of every American. He has destabilized the Middle East and the world community as a whole and left the world with 100 times as many terrorists and terrorist sympathizers as there were when he came into power. About the only comfort I take from any of this is we have less than a year left with these bloodthirsty war criminals in power. But until then, the Bush regime is going to continue to sell the lives of American soldiers and the security of the American people wherever there is a profit to be made.

na” and without I was in bioloMegan Kinkade protection, a baby gy class the other will probably day learning about Star Columnist come along. sex. Yes, sex. Not Adults should know what goes just a quick overview of menon during menstruation and struation or a glance at the ejaculation. Adults should male and female anatomy, but know what taking birth control the real deal — all that stuff pills do, how hormone fluctuaabout which we should have a tions can alter the sex of a “user’s” knowledge. baby or how the baby will It was fascinating sitting in eventually think about sex. a class of about 100 students, And adults should know these seeing the normally dull-eyed, things before they actually passive learners sit a little start having sex! Telling a straighter and ask questions. But even more fascinating was bunch of 10 year olds that sex can wait and vaguely describthe majority of these people were 19 and older. These were ing what could be the most adults entranced by the subject important bodily function isn’t “sex education.” as if hearing it for the first Some feel sex is inappropritime. ate subject matter to teach I remember being about 10 children. So instead, to calm years old and getting “sex ed” those who want sex education for the first time. All the and to settle those who don’t, young ladies were escorted to students are taught some kind one room, the boys to another. of obscure pseudo-sex, the I know we watched a little kind that doesn’t happen until video that mentioned the “wondrousness of change” and you’re married, and you’ll suddenly understand it all. Sex sort of talked about the onset of menstruation. Now what the is as much a science as digestion or brain function. We boys saw, I can’t say. All I learn to eat healthy for good know is that I left that discuscolons and to read and be cresion not really clear on anyative for healthy minds, but we thing. I was told “sex can don’t learn about sex and conwait” with a complimentary package of pads and deodorant traceptives. It isn’t wrong or too personal a subject to teach in tow. So what does this trip down in children’s classrooms. memory lane have to do with a Thoroughly discussing sex is day in biology class? From the not promotion or prevention; it’s just education. reaction of the other students, As long as people continue it was clear that they didn’t to believe sex is too personal have a real working knowlto be in children’s classrooms, edge of sex either. How terrible is that? You learn about the people will continue to have a poor knowledge of sex and digestive system pretty thoroughly and how to take care of make decisions based upon that information. However, I your brain as a child, so why guess one good thing can not be knowledgeable about come from the lack of sexual something as incredibly education — biology profesimportant as sex? The vast sors everywhere can look formajority of people will — at ward to at least one interesting least once — engage in this class day. process. It isn’t enough to know that Kinkade is a psychology freshman. the “penis goes into the vagi-

Cline is a political science senior.

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TV violence can alter behavior

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increased aggresFULLERTON, Lux Santana sive behavior canCalif. — Undernot be denied. standing the power The Daily Titan While TV violence television pro(Calif. State U.-Fullerton) is not the only gramming can have on a young mind is impor- cause of “bad” behavior, it does tant because nearly all American play a significant role. Psychologists Leonard Eron and children have access to a televiRowell Huesmann of the sion set and spend a significant University of Michigan studied amount of time watching it. a group of children and docuEven though there are some educational programs on air that mented their viewing habits for decades. They found that watchpromote learning and growth ing violence on television is the and teach important skills such as spelling and reading, much of factor most closely associated with aggressive behavior — today’s television programming more so than poverty, race or unfortunately revolves around parental behavior. violent behavior. To minimize the influence Currently, the average television programming can American child will have have on young children, parents watched 100,000 acts of telemust monitor the type of provised violence — including grams their children watch. 8,000 depictions of murder — Although we live in an era by the time he finishes the sixth where both parents are often grade. working and children have more Children are not only unsupervised time, it is essential exposed to violent behavior on that parents be involved as prime-time programs but on much as possible. Parents news programs and music should encourage their children videos as well. to watch “good programs” The strong correlation because they do exist. between media violence and

Pledge is more than words I know we’ve all heard enough about the God/pledge of allegiance debate. But I just want to make one point that I don’t think has been touched on. It’s not simply the mention of the word “God” that concerns me. As Lee Hunt points out, I can omit the word. My concern is this: The utterance of the words “One nation under God” has a profound and possibly dangerous effect on the citizens of this country. Admittedly, most people recite the pledge without much thought. We say the words without passion or idealism. Yet, when you say something a few thousand times in childhood, it affects who you are and how you think. That’s the purpose of chants, hymns, mantras and the like. So, through these words we’ve convinced a few hundred million people that the United States is united under the leadership, guidance and protection of God Almighty. And as our world conquests have proved, that is an exceptionally dangerous misconception. This is shown in blunders like George Bush calling our endeavors in the Middle East a “crusade.” He genuinely believes that the Christian God is on “our” side and that he can kill and conquer at will. This same idea is behind our efforts to push our culture, beliefs and politics on the rest of the world. It is why we depose dictators and replace them with another of our liking. It is why we feel it is our right to pull the strings on countless puppet governments and take and give life at our fancy. We take lives with wars and assassinations, and we give it in the form of food and financial aid. And we’ve somehow convinced ourselves that the latter makes up for the former.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Yet this is not the case. I definitely have my qualms with religion, but I would set those all aside if all the people of all the gods would just profess and unflappably believe in the sanctity of life. Let’s replace all of religious doctrine with the Golden Rule (that do unto others thing we all hear so much about) and I’ll say whatever pledge you’d like. But our pledge does not address this. Our anthems are about wars, and our pledges about our power and God’s protection. We say liberty and justice for all, but what we mean is these things are the rights of Americans only. The real issue is deeper than the words in the pledge. The words signify and reinforce a dangerous misconception of which many Americans — our president included — are guilty. Not only do we need to change the way we speak, but more importantly, the way we think. — Dane Phillips anthropology senior

cares if it costs me an extra $650 a year? I also support removing God from all aspects of public life because religion serves no purpose but to oppress us self-righteous liberals who worship our brilliance and not some god created by a bunch of intolerant Christians. I also think we should have universal health care, and, what the hell, let’s have shared wealth and power, too. It is easier to sit back and relax while someone else works his ass off and gives me half of his paycheck. Look at how well it worked in Russia. Finally, I am so glad that my eyes have been opened and I finally see that Barbra Streisand rocks, and Al Franken is so damn funny. I’m sure you will come back to the liberal side after reading this, Mr. Cline. The arguments I present are much too enticing. Being a liberal is cool! — Aaron Barton communication studies senior

Hey Rugh, funny how you have become a Republican because I just became a Democrat. Since I am now a Democrat, I have decided to support John Kerry, a candidate who wants to yield the best interests of the United States to that impressive, fair organization of the United Nations. Russia and France should decide the course of action we take, not Americans. Also, now that I am a Democrat I support cutting spending on the military and our intelligence agencies, thus crippling our national security, because come on, terrorists are not a real threat; ask Spain. I also support Kerry because he will tax gasoline 50 cents on the gallon, making it too expensive for those Republicans to drive their SUVs and rape Mother Earth. Who

This letter is in regard to Aaron Ball’s column “Elitist Power seeks to destroy freedoms.” The arguments Mr. Ball makes are nothing new or exciting. They are comparable to Marx or Chomsky, just not as eloquent. The idea of some grand elite using the masses for their personal gain may have some truth but it makes absolutely no sense when discussing terrorism. It doesn’t take a lot to know that the Middle East is a region that affects the rest of the world. But as someone who has done extensive research and has actually been to the Middle East, I can assure everyone that the terrorist threat is not something simply made up by the “capitalist elite.” The Middle East has been a building threat since the creation of the various Arab states

Dems as faulty as Republicans

Elites not only threat to freedom

after World War I and the birth of “Arab Nationalism.” The plain and simple fact is there are people out there who want to destroy us. If you don’t believe this, I invite you to spend a week in somewhere like San’a, Bethlehem or the Bequa Valley and find out for yourself. — Sam Ellison international studies freshman

Another one bites the dust

First of all I would like to thank Rugh Cline for writing that beautiful article “I’ve Finally Figured it Out.” It takes a true genius to write something of such literary caliber. In fact, he’s inspired me to become a Democrat. As a newfound Democrat, I’ve decided to become very self-righteous about my actions. Even if I don’t believe something, I should follow through with it just to get a rise out of people. I mean, shouldn’t I pretend to care about the environment just to get people to look at me. Then I’ll slap a Greenpeace sticker to my gas/electric hybrid and just wait for the stares. Then I’ll be able to sleep at night feeling good about myself. As a Democrat, the best way to fix a problem is to just make it go away. It only makes sense that I pretend to care about the plight of human beings until I make an immoral decision by having premarital sex. Uh oh. I’ve got a child inside of me. Best way to solve this dilemma? Get rid of it. I’ll bend morality a bit just so this “inconvenience” doesn’t affect my ever important life. Yes! Now I can sleep around as much as I want. As a Democrat, I now realize it is the government’s responsibility to provide me with everything I need. Why not take advantage of it? The more the rich people give me, the

CAMPUS QUOTES “I think paying out-of-state tuition is a stupid idea. We are already paying a lot … if we want to fail we can fail.” — Stephanie Heuman mass communication senior

Cuba is more than cigars ...

Texans! With regards to Tre Miner’s article on Cuba April 1, I would now like to put in my two cents on the subject. First of all, Mr. Miner, you are right. The embargo is the devil’s work. For years Cubans have tried to get to Miami via any way they can, meaning many have died along the way. No doubt some try to get away from Castro or from a police record or whatever. But it must be pointed out that Cubans are protected by federal law as soon as they touch American soil. This same courtesy is not extended to Haitians, Dominicans or Mexicans, hence the lifethreatening risk taken by would-be Cuban Americans. Twenty thousand visas per year are granted to Cubans to move to the United States. Of that, less then 10 percent get approved, giving more reason to try to swim for it. The ongoing embargo not only harms Cubans but also Texas farmers and port industries. Spring Breakers might think twice before going all the way to Cancun if Havana was an option. Cheap medicines being developed in Cuba are off limits to Americans who can’t afford to pay exorbitant fees for

drugs here. In fact, a little-known opportunity is open to the disadvantaged many in our country in Havana courtesy of the bearded devil Castro. As of April 3, 2001, Fidel Castro opened the way for 500 underprivileged American students to receive free medical training in Havana. The only requirements are a high school diploma, an ethnic background and the guarantee that a free clinic would be opened up by the student when they returned home and got certified in the United States. There are still openings to my knowledge. Here’s a Web site to legitimize the B.S.: www.ifconews.org/mednews2.html. Tricks and ploys of an evil communist no doubt. No wonder we demonize a country that has stood up to the United States for so long. God forbid the idea would catch on that small third-world countries can make it without our help. The offer should be made in my opinion to let Cuba become the 51st state or be designated an island of Texas. Then we could be the biggest state once again. The catch for Cuba is that Texas State students would get a lifetime supply of cigars and rum. All we have to do is make a democratic stink about how the embargo sucks and it’s criminal and it kills. A protest here, a riot there, some beer-fueled and politically minded mayhem and I’m sure we can all be getting burned beyond recognition on some beautiful Cuban beach legally before the end of summer. Do it for the Cigars, do it for Elian, and don’t forget to do it for Texas! VIVA TEXAS! — Travis Upchurch history senior

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“That sucks! I’d be pissed! I wouldn’t want to pay it so I wouldn’t take it over again.” — Collier Carroll exercise and sports science junior senior

“As far as tuition goes, that’s tough. I think people should be encouraged to be responsible in their classes and grades, but it is their money.” — Johny Hunt philosophy/English senior

less I have to work. Even though this will create a dependency on the government, don’t worry, they’ll keep paying as long as I’m asking. We should give special treatment to the blacks and the Mexicans. Even though the Republicans would rather look at everyone color blindly, we should call them out and remind them what race they are. It probably won’t affect anybody. Genius article Cline. It truly takes a genius to write something of such literary caliber. — Brandon Cooper criminal justice freshman

“I feel that it’s an injustice that students have to pay, pay, and then pay more just because a student may not understand something.” — Ashley Neve political science junior

“I don’t agree with that. I think that’s more of a capitalist prospective than an interest in offering an education.” — Nathan Gately exercise and sports science junior

“That’s absurd! Call it a ‘took a class too many times or get your act together fee.’ I live in the state of Texas. It shouldn’t be that much of an increase either.” — Jovanic Evans mathematics junior

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Captain Clyde The Pixies are reuniting this summer for a reunion “tour of mutilation.” This is the best musical news I’ve had since I heard Celine Dion was retiring. One look at summer concert dates reveals the Pixies is not the only act returning to the fray; Morrissey, Prince and Van Halen are all getting back into the game — and not a minute too soon. Perhaps this veteran muscle is just what the industry needs to revive an increasingly homogeneous and unoriginal music scene. Is this summer musical resurrection a signal that tastes are changing and music fans are finally hungry for something different? Captain Clyde thinks so. And with its funky, eclectic mix of classic rock, punk and garage, it has every reason to feel confidently optimistic about a shift in the musical paradigm. Looking back into music history, we see the Seattle grunge rock explo-

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sion of the early ’90s was preceded by a wave of big-name band reunions including The Who, The Allman Brothers Band and X. So this begs the question: Have we finally had enough of the status quo, sound-alike, angry, white-boy rock/rap bands? Are we really ready for the next big wave of rock to sweep over us like a tsunami and wash the stink out of our heads? I hope to God you are nodding your head right now, because I know that I am ready. Already a regular fixture at clubs in Austin, Dallas and San Marcos, Captain Clyde headlined its largest show yet at Stubb’s April 2 to a packed house of rabid rock fans. On stage, the band rocks with an unpretentious, in-your-face honesty that immediately disarms you. Thundering percussion from drummer Josh Loposer and funky, head-bobbing bass riffs from John French grab you firmly by the collar and shove you out

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Wanna be a In today’s music industry, image has lost its status At some point in time, almost everyone has wished or wanted to be a rock star. Granted, this statement is bold but, mind you, the phrase “rock star” does not always have to accommodate the Keith Moon/Robert Plant/Nikki Six montage of drunken, sex-driven, hotel trashing images. In fact, present-day portraits of rock ’n’ roll prospects lean toward quite the contrary, with an emphasis based more on pretension and sales statistics than musical integrity. Sadly, though, even the purest of all musical revolutions cannot escape the industri-

al mill unscathed as the aim of record labels shooting for commodity, destroying all originality in its wake. However, this should come as no great epiphany as the artifice and image of the “rock star” go hand-in-hand, as a sort of gear to an integrity-free music industry machine, a gear that innately derives lubrication from commodious latent sexual archetypes, shrouded beneath the guise of music, fashion, attitude and appeal. In the beginning, these “rock star” attributes were merely stumbled upon innocently — finding mass reception in the

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on the dance floor. Nathan Stein and Paul Price lay down a thick wall of amplified guitars that support Price’s husky, baritone vocals. “When you play in San Marcos, people are there to listen,” said guitarist Paul Price. “They aren’t afraid to get into it.” Getting the audience “into it” is what Captain Clyde does best. At a show at Lucy’s on The Square March 30 with fellow local badasses The Wheel Works, a swollen dance floor throbbed in a rock-fueled frenzy, feeding off of the band’s charismatic energy. By the time the band closed out its set with a driving cover of “L.A. Woman,” the entire bar was jamming along with the band, singing at the top of their drunken lungs. The band’s great rapport with crowds comes from its early days playing house parties — a time when the lineup and sound of the band were maturing quickly. Long-time friends Josh Loposer and Paul Price played through junior high and high school together in Teocalli, a Led Zeppelin cover band. The duo discovered Nathan Stein while playing a house party and instantly formed a musical connection with the punk- and jazz-influenced guitarist. “We really liked Nathan’s style,” said Price of their first meeting. “It felt like our guitar styles complimented each other, instead of competing against each other which is what playing with other gui-

tarists feels like most of the time.” While playing another house party, the band — then performing under the moniker Red Radio — met bassist John French. “John was doing a bunch of really funky, slap bass stuff. That was exactly what the band was getting into,” Price said. “The first time we all played together it felt like we were ready to play live. We had the energy … we wanted to hit people hard”. The band’s new self-titled EP chronicles every bit of the band’s hard-hitting live energy yet tempers its brash, rock bravado with gentle, well-constructed vocal harmonies and quirky lyrics. Musical influences from The Doors to Beck to the Pixies permeate the band’s unique style of song writing. “Good for Your Health,” the EP’s first track, bumps along on a funky freight train of a bass line. “Baby this is good for your health/You know I stand by what I sell,” reassures in the song’s catchy refrain. This track showcases the band’s strong song construction and ability to effortlessly assimilate jazz, funk and groovy rock into a unified medium. The album’s second track, “Take the Reins,” growls with a more straight-ahead rock feel. Stein punctuates tiny breaks in the pre-chorus with a barrage of gleaming guitar licks. This song is pure “bar rock”; you can almost smell the shots of tequila and pints of beer on this track. “1933” opens up with a slinking bass line and spoken-

word vocals that sound like they’re delivered through a drive-thru window speaker. The campy chorus gives way to a scathing guitar solo that sounds like the amp is disintegrating in a crackling, broken wave of reverb and feedback. The EP’s final track, “Venezuela,” displays yet another side to the band altogether. This track achieves a laid-back, languid feel by fusing jazz sensibilities with soothing vocal harmonies. Losoper’s drumming on this track is a brilliantly minimalist mixture of interesting and busy rhythms delivered with subdued intensity. “Hey, you/Lets rob a bank today/Lets make sure we won’t be forgotten,” the lyrics tempt in a humble plea to “leave it all behind” and move to the South American, non-extradition country of choice. Captain Clyde plays regularly with other talented rockers such as The Wheel Works, Kallisti Gold and Spoke Sin Wheel at venues around Austin and San Marcos. The band’s unabashed rock delivery and natural stage presence has made it a regular at places such as the Vibe and Lucy’s, and after the great showing at Stubb’s April 2, the band is only getting warmed up. The CD was recorded and produced by John Kent at The Vault studios in Celeste, Texas, and is available at each of the band’s shows at the Triple Crown on April 29 and at the Across the Street Bar in Dallas the following night. Check the band’s Web site, www.captainclyde.com, for information on the band and future shows.

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youth population, spawning an exorbitant amount of record sales and a new generation of aspirations. With this new generation came a proverbial “rules of rock star cool,” delegated by a burgeoning sub-genre and a music-generated cultural shift toward decadence. This burgeoning genre/culture shift gave way to the prolific decade of musical artistry that ultimately molded what we view as the stereotypical rock star. Groundbreaking bands and artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie birthed the record industry’s move toward capitalizing virgin talent and quirky impetuosity. Record executives found the bratty debauchery of bandmates to cast lurid spells on its fans, forcing them to follow subserviently, buy every record and attend every concert. But, if the ’70s ultimately birthed the rock star image, then the ’80s and ’90s made a complete mockery of what it once was. Granted, in progression, there is invariable digression in order to reach full evolutionary status, of course. Sadly, though, the new millennium’s version of “evolutionary” is merely a copycat formula from the past. This fact brings us to 2001 with the introduction of the Strokes and the reintroduction of rock ’n’ roll cool. However, do not fool yourself; the Strokes is no Led Zeppelin or The Who, for the age of grandiose rock stardom is dead, and though bands such as the Darkness try to bring it back, its efforts are still failing.

The rock star image is much more accessible now. In the ’70s and ’80s, rock star fashion found itself confined to bustling metropolises and largerthan-life rock gods, but now any Joe Shmoe off the street can shag his hair, rip his jeans and buy an arbitrarily vintage T-shirt (try “NKOTB” or Vanilla Ice). Anyone can look like a Stroke or a Hive or a Yeah Yeah Yeah, and that is exactly the point. The Strokes struck a chord — the same chord Bruce Springsteen struck in the late ’70s and ’80s — the chord that speaks to the everyman with a “if I can do it, so can you” laced tongue — the chord that compels young men and women to take up instruments and start a rock band. Nowadays, people like to think they can exist as the fantasy of a rock star whereas in the ’70s and ’80s, fans existed willfully in the feudalistic fantasy of rock stardom. Now it’s easy. The record industry is bloodthirsty for anything resembling that cool the Strokes struck in 2001. If you have fashion and minimal talent, you’re in. If you have a pretty face and minimal talent, you’re most definitely in. Bands such as Jet and Rooney are ideal examples of this industry prefabrication, playing the figurative Monkees to the Strokes’ figurative Beatles (clarification: in no way, comparing the Beatles talent to the Strokes). The neo-garage styling has morphed into a mainstream fad, allowing emulation and subculture degradation at its purest form. These days it’s not so much how to be a rock star but, really, when to adopt the rock star style.

Sugarcult is new standard for lame Scooby Doo soundtrack mixes up old favorites

As it goes, Sugarcult, the music sunny-side-up rockers from R E V I E W California, were «« more than ready Sugarcult to follow their Palm Trees and Power Lines freshman release Fearless/Artemis Start Static … they needed only to find real musicians to write and record the songs. Unfortunately, none were available, so they took the task upon themselves. Like many others in the sophomore hot seat, Sugarcult was feeling the heat to release a catchy “Grab the emo kids by their pigtails and shake up their hearts” follow up. The final fruit of their studio labor was dismal at best and laden with creatively narrow melodies. The prose personifies the same angst and misconceptions of love as any given acne-embossed eighth grader’s diary. Lyrically lacking and musically mislead, Sugarcult is ready to headline a national tour … wait, that can’t be right, can it? Sadly, this is so. It may come as a shock to all who believe that the consumer’s right to choose weeds out albums like Palm Trees and Power Lines, but Sugarcult will tour in promotion of Palm Trees. Ironically, the disc is about as creative as Kidz Bop Vol. 5. Where Kidz Bop doesn’t have the honor of claiming authorial credits to its catchy covers, Sugarcult has no one to blame its monotonous “Hey Good Charlotte, look what we wrote!” tracks on but themselves. Musical character is the only thing selling these days. In the opening number, “She’s the Blade,” the line “She’s the blade and your just paper/she stole everything your heart desired and now you want it back” cuts like a bully in line through the super-plotted guitars and drums. This sub-par suit is followed by merely every track, finally being trumped with the even more ridiculously emo-tastic line “Counting stars, wishing I was OK” Tissue anyone? The “four chord theory” that benefited similar acts like The Ataris simply doesn’t work for the Cult, and as for the melodic hooks that silhouetted the waters of Start Static? Well, they are nowhere to be found: You can’t take the bait when it doesn’t exist. Times weren’t always this dreary, however. Sugarcult first began as honest and hardworking as anybody else, touring southern California and selling homemade T-shirts from the back of the same van every night. Unfortunately, a real record deal too often leads to a really wrecked sound. If this is in fact an inverse, predictable trend of success to smoldering ruins, then consider Palm Trees and Power Lines the last bowl; the rush is over. Consider Sugarcult cashed. Palm Trees and Power Lines hits stores on April 13. — Jonny Wyall

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The small of the human back is a music fleshy and tender place, but for drum- R E V I E W mer Matt Taul it is «« the home of a nasty Tantric amount of ink, perAfter We Go Maverick manently imbedded under the skin and to form the characters T-A-N-T-R-I-C. Excuse the pause, but can we get a dictionary break? Tantric, a Kentucky-based modern rock quartet, is three quarters phoenix, risen from the ashes of Days of the New, combined with the edition of singer Hugo Ferreira. Jesse Vest, Todd Whitener and Matt Taul (bass, guitar and drums, respectively) stuck together through the change of trajectory in Days of the New and formed Tantric. Obviously not religious, despite the

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Remodeled townhome for sale. Rockaway from Texas State. E-mail Daniel at danielmontesjr@hotmail.com (4/29) ____________________________ Own. cheaper than rent. $91,000. Great north side Canyon Lake condo. 20 min. from campus, 5 min. from marina. 2/2/2 plus covered deck w/ beautiful sunset views and pool. Excellent condition. owner/ Agent 830-964-5064. (4/8) ____________________________ Mountain bike for sale. $150. (512)619-3967. (4/15) ____________________________ Pool table for sale. Low price. Call 361-215-5574. (4/14) ____________________________ ‘97 Explorer, Sport, $4,000 neg. Call 512-353-3966. (4/14) ____________________________ Computer desk, $85, full size & queen headboards, from $48, Grey couch, 3 pillows, $65, white vanity desk, $58, Army box w/ tray, $45, oak entertainment center, $65. Partins’ Furniture. 2108 Ranch Road 12. 396-4684. Free Delivery. (4/1) ____________________________ Full-size mattress set w/frame $125. Futon mattress $45. 353-4451. (4/8) ____________________________ PRICE REDUCED. 3/2 in San Marcos Mobile Home Park. Excellent condition! All appliances, storage shed, large covered porch, brand new air conditioner and water heater. Utilities already set up! $21,500. 210-213-7700. (4/8) ____________________________ 3/2 DW in Saddlebrok, a gated manufactured home community (IH-35 Frontage, north of Blanco River) 116 North Fork Road, 2 car garage with covered decks. $47,500 (Lease/Own option) 512-787-1581. (4/8)

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was a three-run shot, scoring second baseman Nolan Mast and third baseman Kyle Anson, who had reached on back-to-back singles to lead off the frame. But the Bobcat lead didn’t last long, as UTPA tied the game in the top of the second on Crumpton’s second error of the game. Texas State got that run back on right fielder Michael Pawelek’s first home run of the season, leading off the bottom of the second. Pawelek’s home run came just moments after he made a diving catch in right field to rob UTPA shortstop Marco Garza of a base hit that would have scored a run. After Sawicki walked the leadoff batter in the top of the third, Harrington took him out in favor of Joey Gonzalez, who got out of the third with no problem. “(It’s) encouraging to see Bobby out there again,” Harrington said. “He didn’t have his best stuff but it was something to build on. He has the heart of a champion and he wanted to be out there. And we need him out there.” But Gonzalez allowed five runs in the fourth as the Broncs took an 8-4 lead before giving way to Chris Jean, who got the win after finishing the fourth and did not allow a run in 3 1/3 innings total, giving the Bobcats a chance to come back. Texas State began to chip away at the lead, getting single runs in the fourth and fifth to cut the deficit in half, 8-6, on RBI groundouts from Crumpton and Cooper, respectively. Cooper’s groundout plated left fielder Matt Miller, who tripled to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. “The guys who were supposed to hit for us did,” Harrington said. “We had very few wasted at bats today. In the sixth, the wheels came off for UTPA and Texas State took advantage of three walks, two hit batsmen and a wild pitch to score five runs. Cooper plated two runs with a double in the inning, while Crumpton drove in one on a single. The seventh inning marked the fourth consecutive inning in which the Bobcats scored, as Tierce launched a pitch over the scoreboard in right field for a two-run homer, his second of the season. Junior Chris Hill and freshman Jason Baca combined to throw scoreless eighth and ninth innings to close out the win. Texas State will be in Huntsville this weekend for a three-game conference series with Sam Houston State University. Start times for that series are at 3 p.m. Friday, at 2 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday.

strikeouts away from 1,000 for her career. The third senior is Katie Bard, who has been a valuable utility player in her two seasons after coming to Texas State from Navarro Junior College. “I’m trying not to focus on it right now,” said Texas State coach Ricci Woodard. “With the conference tournament being here, I’m trying not to think about it. But it will be an emotional day Saturday honoring those three.” The Bearkats come into the series with an even mark of 19-19 and are 11-7 in the SLC, good for third place winning three of their last four games. SHSU is ranked in the middle of the conference in most statistical categories, including batting average (.253, sixth) and team ERA (2.96, eighth). “They don’t do anything fancy,” Woodard said of SHSU. “They just go out and play. They hit OK, they pitch OK and they field OK. But they’re not going to make mistakes.” SHSU is paced offensively by April Bardwell, who is third in the SLC with a .400 batting average. Lindsey Boone adds a .352 average and two home runs, but most of the power in the Bearkat lineup comes from catcher Shelly Sleep, who leads the team with six home runs and 29 RBIs and hits at a

Huskies women win title By Stu Durando St. Louis Post-Dispatch NEW ORLEANS — The whole thing looked so easy watching on television: Build an early lead and cruise to a national championship. So, on Tuesday night, the Connecticut women copied the first-half blueprint they saw their male counterparts create the previous night in winning the men’s college basketball national championship. But the business of writing history never has come easily. The Huskies’ 17-point advantage dwindled to two points in the sec-

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to those positions, since you’re only going to be using two LB’s at a time? BAILIFF: The only problem with that is that we’re not real deep at the linebacker position either. We are going to go out and recruit players that didn’t sign with a school this summer, and they’re going to learn on our scout team what we need from a tight end or fullback, and that’s because they’re going to be most beneficial to our team in that role. What is your offense going to look like this fall? BAILIFF: Well, we don’t have any fullbacks, so it’s going to be easy putting pressure on us. In order to stop that, we’re going to line up with split backs on either side of the quarterback and we can use those two backs in whatever way we need to depending on how and where the defensive is putting pressure on us. It’s also going to allow us to use some option out of the backfield with backs on both sides, so what you’re going to see are formations similar to (Brigham Young University’s) attack, only with more option to use our quarterback’s speed and keep the defense on their heels instead of rushing past the line every down, which will allow us to gain yards on short yardage situations. How much film will you watch in order to get a good feel for the players on your roster? BAILIFF: I watched all the games last year that were on TV. The coaching staff and I watched a little, not much, and I’ll tell you why. I wanted to come in here just like the player; with a clean slate to prove yourself starting now. You brought in two different coaches to serve as your offensive coordinator. Explain how that is going to work out? BAILIFF: I brought in Blake Miller and Frank Hernandez to serve as co-coordinators because I feel that Blake has a tremendous knowledge about the running game in an

.311 clip. The Bearkats have hit 21 home runs as a team, which is third in the league, but do not cause a lot of trouble for opponents on the base paths, as they have stolen just eight bases all season and have been caught six times. Texas State comes into the series with a fourgame lead in the SLC standings and is led by the aforementioned duo of Zaleski and Neuerburg. Zaleski is on pace to break her own school record for single-season batting average, as she is hitting a team- and conference-best .436. Zaleski has reached base more than half of the time she has gone to the plate, with a .521 on-base percentage and has been a menace once she has gotten on base, with 27 stolen bases in 28 attempts. Neuerburg is 23-4 this season with a 1.52 ERA, but sophomore Katie Ann Trahan has given the Bobcats a formidable duo in the circle of late as she has won her last five decisions. “She’s been throwing the ball well,” Woodard said of Trahan. “A lot of weekends she has thrown better than Nicole, but she doesn’t have the experience of throwing in game three of series.” After this weekend’s series, the Bobcats will travel to face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for a doubleheader April 14.

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ond half as Tennessee fought to defend a piece of its own legacy. But UConn had enough to set the scene for an unprecedented celebration in Storrs, Conn., holding off Tennessee, 70-61, at New Orleans Arena to win the women’s title. The win gave the Huskies (31-4) three consecutive titles, matching Tennessee’s run in the 1990s. It also made Connecticut the first Division I school to win the men’s and women’s championships in the same season. “Hopefully now we’re the top program out there,” Connecticut guard Diana Taurasi said. “I don’t care what anyone says anymore. I

offense from his upbringing and past stops here and at (Southern Methodist University). Frank on the other hand comes to us from pass-friendly stops like Houston and Wyoming, and his coaching will emphasize our ability to throw the ball and use the passing game to our advantage. With the makeup of the roster, the offense is filled with players who are more suited to a pass-style offense. Does that put coach Hernandez at a coaching advantage? BAILIFF: Well, if anyone is going to have a coaching advantage, it’s going to be me. I’ve given those two a percentage of times I want to throw and a percentage of times I want to run it. The advantage is for me because I am the head coach and I get to set the tone and tempo of our attack on defense and offense, and everyone else works on the same team to get those things accomplished. One of the complaints about the Matsakis era was that he alienated a lot of the alumni and lost that base of fans. You came to Texas State and brought in a bunch of former coaches and took some coaches from the San Marcos High School area. Is this in an effort to rebuild those bridges that were burned by the previous staff? BAILIFF: There is no doubt. The first move I made as head coach at Texas State was to bring in Brad Wright who was the coach and athletic director at Canyon High. Brad’s got a lot of connections with the Texas Coaches Association. There were a lot of members there that were turned off last year. And the key to winning games is through recruiting the Texas base. We had to establish ourselves as coaches-friendly program and coach Wright does that. I also brought in Travis Bush who worked for his dad (Bruce) at San Marcos High. That wasn’t done so much to restore or community relations as it was the fact that I already had a great working relationship with him and his dad. My first coaching job was as defensive line coach at San Marcos High.

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don’t care.” After starting her span of four Final Fours with a one-for-15 shooting performance at Savvis Center in 2001, Taurasi scored 17 points and finished as the second all-time scorer in women’s NCAA Tournament history. She was named the most outstanding player of the Final Four. Tennessee (31-4) now has a serious challenger for the crown of best women’s program in history. UConn won its fifth championship under Auriemma, pulling one behind the Lady Vols and coach Pat Summitt. The Huskies have won all four championship meetings against Tennessee.

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UT-Pan American......2..1..0..5..0..0..0..0..0 8 11 1 TEXAS STATE..............3..1..0..1..1..5..2..0..X 13 14 2

UT-Pan Am (14-22) Players AB R H RBI lf Lopez 4 1 0 0 ss Garza 5 2 2 1 cf Ortiz 2 2 2 2 dhRodriguez 4 0 1 3 1b Grimet 5 0 1 1 3b DiOrio 5 0 1 0 c Eichel 4 1 1 0 PH Alonzo 1 0 0 0 rf Powers 3 1 1 0 rf Sisk 2 0 0 0 2b Gilmer 3 1 2 0 TOTALS 38 8 11 7 UT-Pan American Pitching Sorden Guerra Gibson Pena

TX STATE (18-15, SLC 5-4) Players AB R H RBI Mast 4 2 1 0 2b 3b Anson 1 0 1 0 3b Carter 1 0 0 0 3b Chavez 2 2 1 0 cf Tierce 5 3 1 3 lf Miller 3 2 1 0 1b Cooper 5 1 3 5 dh Williams 2 0 0 0 dh Quintana 2 1 1 1 dh Pellien 1 0 0 0 rf Pawelek 2 2 2 1 c Quayle 4 0 2 0 ss Crumpton 4 0 1 2 TOTALS 36 13 14 12

IP

H R ER BB SO AB BF

5.0 0.0 2.0 1.0

9 0 5 0

6 3 4 0

1 0 1 1

3 1 4 1

6 3 4 0

23 0 10 3

27 3 14 4

TEXAS STATE Pitching

Sawicki Gonzalez Jean Hill Baca

IP H 2.0 4 1.2 5 3.1 2 1.0 0 1.0 0

R ER BB SO AB BF 3 2 1 0 10 12 5 5 1 3 10 11 0 0 2 4 12 14 0 0 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 1 3 3

Win - Chris Jean (1-1), Loss - Aaron Guerra (0-5) Save - None Time - 3:02, Attendance -271

SLC SOFTBALL Standings Teams

SLC

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

W 17 13 11 10 8 6 7 7 3 1

L 1 5 7 7 7 9 11 11 11 14

Overall PCT .944 .722 .611 .588 .533 .400 .389 .389 .214 .067

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

W 34 25 19 18 21 17 16 17 14 10

L 9 14 19 19 21 19 21 23 31 38

T 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PCT .791 .641 .500 .487 .500 .472 .432 .425 .311 .208

slc baseball Standings Teams

SLC

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

W 7 6 6 5 5 5 4 3 3 1

Overall L 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 6 6 8

PCT .778 .667 .667 .556 .556 .556 .444 .333 .333 .111

W 18 19 12 23 16 18 15 16 8 10

L 11 12 17 9 14 15 16 16 18 19

PCT .621 .613 .414 .719 .533 .545 .484 .500 .308 .345

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COMEBACK ’CATS Texas State pounds UTPA

to sweep season series ending five-game homestand By Jason Orts Sports Editor

Ashley A. Horton/Star photo Mark Cooper, senior first baseman, catches a ground ball and beats the runner to first for the out against the University of Texas-Pan American Wednesday. The Bobcats defeated the Broncs, 12-8.

After going extra innings to get a win Tuesday against the University of Texas-Pan American, the Bobcats outscored the Broncs Wednesday, getting a 13-8 win as the teams combined for 25 hits. The win put the Bobcats at 18-15 on the season and finished off a two-game sweep of the series. Texas State has now won seven straight against the Broncs, who fell to 1422. The Bobcats sent Bobby Sawicki to the mound for his first start in 13 months after tearing his rotator cuff in his right shoulder in March of last season. Sawicki, a 2003 preseason All-American, was on a 60-pitch limit and went just two-plus innings. Sawicki had trouble getting out of the first inning, as the Broncs put two on the board, using two singles, a double and an error from shortstop Patrick Crumpton. “Our defensive struggles continued early in the game,” said Texas State coach Ty Harrington. “That’s been our Achilles’ heel all season. If we play a team with better pitching, it’ll bury us.” Texas State responded in the bottom of the inning as first baseman Mark Cooper blasted his fifth home run of the season. It g See BASEBALL, page 11

Softball plays final home game Softball Top 25 — April 7, 2004 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

Bailiff takes time out to talk about season

Thursday, April 8, 2004

The University Star — Page 12

Arizona (24) UCLA Florida State California Georgia LSU Washington Louisiana-Lafayette Michigan Alabama Stanford Tennessee Fresno State Oregon Oregon State Florida Oklahoma South Florida Nebraska Baylor Pacific Long Beach State Auburn Texas State South Carolina

3 DAY

38-1 27-3 40-4 33-5 35-7 33-7 26-7 32-4 29-6 31-9 29-8 39-9 33-12 29-9 32-11 35-8 28-13-1 42-7 25-11 35-9 25-10 33-8 28-8 34-9 19-12

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By Jason Orts Sports Editor Texas State will be home for the final time in the 2004 regular season when it faces the Sam Houston State University Bearkats in a three-game series. The Bobcats, ranked No. 24 in this week’s National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top 25, are 31-9 this season and are dominating the Southland Conference to the tune of a 17-1 mark. This series will also be the final time playing at home in the regular season for three Bobcat seniors, including two who have rewritten the Texas State record books in center fielder Kristen Zaleski and pitcher Nicole Neuerburg. Zaleski, a 2003 Second Team All American, is

PASS

Kristen Zaleski tops in Bobcat history with a .382 career batting average and 116 stolen bases while anchoring the Texas State lineup from her leadoff spot. Neuerburg is the only pitcher in Texas State history to record 100-plus wins, as she has a mark of 105-28 in her career. She is also 20 g See SOFTBALL, page 11

Nicole Neuerburg Katie Bard

By Travis Summers Sports Reporter

David Bailiff was hired as the Texas State football coach Feb. 5 following the dismissal of Manny Matsakis amid allegations of NCAA violations. Bailiff, an SWT alumnus, came back to Texas State after serving as defensive coordinator at Texas Christian University for the last three seasons. With spring practice at full stride, Bailiff took time out of his busy schedule to talk about the team. You come to Texas State wanting to implement the same defensive scheme as you had at TCU, the 4-2-5. Talk a little bit about the advantages you see in running that style of defense. BAILIFF: The 4-2-5 defense is a very simplistic style to put in and use. When we’re in the huddle during a game, our calls to the defensive players will be very easy for everyone to understand. We will mainly be using a base defense, and every time we want to blitz or stunt a player, our call in the huddle will be solely directed at that player. Every defensive player will have a play card on an armband and we will signal in the play we want. If a certain player hears one of his key words in the huddle, he can look at his play card and know what his role is. If a player doesn’t hear his key word, then he goes right into playing a base technique. Because of that, it’s really easy to implement this on a brand new team. The 4-2-5 takes away linebackers in favor of smaller, quicker safeties. On a team that last year had trouble stopping the run, are you worried that run defense continues to be a problem this year? BAILIFF: In order to win in college football, you have got to stop the run. That’s the number one rule: to stop the run. With this defense, there are ways you leverage the safeties and put pressure on the outside in order to stop the run. If a running back in a game is killing us, then we will have the ability to stack the line and use some of those safeties as linebackers. This defense is designed to create sacks and turnovers, and you do that the same way you stop the run, and that’s by putting pressure on the backfield. As a former tight end, how disappointing is it to come to a team without tight ends or fullbacks? BAILIFF: The reason tight ends and fullbacks are so important is because of how you prepare for a team during a week. Tight ends and fullbacks are just as important to your defense as they are to your offense because they need to see what the team you’re going to face on Saturday is going to run. Without players at those positions, you cannot accurately simulate during practice time what it is going to be like for your defense. Any thought to converting some linebackers g See BAILIFF, page 11

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