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Bobcats sweep Bearkats in conference play/Sports/Page 8

Gods and nymphs

Greek mythology comes to life on campus with Metamorphosis/Trends/Page 5

Government’s intervention has done nothing to quell Iraqi rebellion/Opinions/Page 4



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ASG questions part of Higher Education Act Legislation concerns denial of financial aid to convicted drug users By Amelia Jackson News Reporter Tempers flared and emotions ran high during debates about legislation at last night’s Associated Student Government meeting. Quintin Matthews, geography senior, has authored legislation calling for ASG to join other universities in support of repealing the section of the Higher Education Act that denies financial aid to convicted drug offenders. “By passing this, we as a Senate do not condone drug use,” Matthews said. “We just want to make sure no obstacles are placed in the way of anyone’s education.” Other universities that have passed similar legislation include Rice University, the University of

Texas and Yale University, among others. After senators hotly argued the issue, the legislation eventually passed with 15 ayes, five nays and four abstentions. Lee Hunt, criminal justice junior, was one of the strongest advocates against passing the legislation. However, after the referendum passed, he offered his support for his fellow senators. “I expressed the dissenting opinion, and I was the minority,” Hunt said. “I completely stand behind the decision of ASG, even though I do not support the issue.” After the meeting, many senators who took opposite sides during debates offered thanks to their opponents for the lively discussion and issues raised. “Tonight we had a really great debate,” said ASG Vice President Justin McGarry. “It’s probably the longest debate we’ve had this semester. We have a very diverse Senate and a lot of different opinions were

expressed.” President-elect Jerry Parker, political science senior, thanked the ASG for the intense discussions, but also cautioned senators to respect each other despite differences of opinions on issues. In other business, the Senate passed emergency legislation calling for support of enhancement to the Honors Program. The program boasts 500 members and has existed on campus since 1967. Future plans for the program include possibly incorporating it as a minor, said Catherine Reed, communication studies sophomore. David Bailiff, Texas State football coach, spoke to the Senate about his plans for the upcoming season. Bailiff is an SWT alumnus and said he is happy to be back in San Marcos. “I can think back to when this was a sleepy little school of 12,000,” Bailiff said. “We packed that stadium because we were winning and Coach g See ASG, page 3

Mock presidential election stirs political controversy on campus Andrew Nenque/Star photo Mela Dailey, Texas State graduate, and Shawn Haywood of Austin Lyric Opera, rehearse Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, one of several pieces sung by several vocalists for Opera Gala, taking place at 7:30 p.m. today in the Music Building Recital Hall. For more information, contact the School of Music.

Week of events pays tribute to San Marcos emergency dispatchers By Chris Robinson Senior Reporter

Mayor Robert Habingreither read a proclamation Monday designating this week as National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week. The commemoration, which was held at the San Marcos Police Department Auditorium, paid tribute to San Marcos 911 operators. “The 911 service is absolutely essential,” Habingreither said. Habingreither, also Texas State’s technology department chair, once used the emergency service when a student in


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his class went into insulin shock. After placing the student in a safe position, Habingreither dialed 911 and medical assistance arrived five minutes later. “I’m not a medical professional, but I can tell you as a layperson that it didn’t look good,” Habingreither said. “(Emergency Medical Services) handled the situation beautifully.” In addition to Habingreither’s proclamation, other activities planned for National Public Safety Week include a bowling party and a picnic at Rio Vista g See WEEK, page 3

Event coordinator hopes to motivate student voting

By David Doerr News Editor

The Texas State chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a political science honor society, is inherently no stranger to politics, but doesn’t often find itself in the middle of a political controversy. However, the organization’s decision to stage a presidential mock election between President George W. Bush and democratic U.S. Sen. John Kerry this week has set it in the center of a political battle between it and the College Democrats, which has refused to participate in the event citing Kerry’s lack of having officially obtained the Democratic nomination. Pi Sigma Alpha President Robert Arellano, who has led the coordination of the event, said he hopes the

Pedagog makes return, celebrates new milestones

By Jennifer Warner Senior Reporter

In Fall 1903, Southwest Texas State Normal School opened its doors to students, and in Spring 1904, they commemorated this grand opening with the publication of the Pedagog yearbook. In Fall 2003, two new major milestones were reached — the 100th anniversary of the first day classes started at the school and a name change designed to reflect the prestige the school has garnered throughout the years. Again the university will celebrate these events with the yearbook publication. “All of this needs to be documented somewhere,” said Ralph Chislett, Pedagog co-editor and marketing sophomore. “It’s a great piece of history of the university. It commemorates what happens and records history as it happens for people to go back and look at it later.” Pedagog has been published on and off

throughout the years, with gaps between publications because of lack of funding, and it ceased publication in 1999 after miscellaneous problems with deliveries and delays. But thanks to the Associated Student Government, the yearbook is expected to make a return appearance this year. It will be an abridged version, omitting traditional yearbook mug shots, but student organizations and the university’s history will be represented in the 100-page, limited edition copy. Chris Jones, ASG senator and vice president elect, and ASG Sen. Kyle Morris pitched the idea to bring the yearbook back and production is already underway. The books should arrive by August. Pedagog was discontinued in 1975 but was brought back for a 75th anniversary edition and then continued for another 20 years. g See PEDAGOG, page 3

event will help motivate people to go to the polls in November and to educate students about Bush and Kerry’s platforms. Prior to the election on Wednesday and Thursday, members of the College Republicans and a coalition of student Democrats will distribute information on the candidates’ respective platforms in The Quad. “We want to do it now to get the ball rolling,” said Arellano, a political science senior. “I feel like it will help peak everybody’s interest and give them something to think about over the summer while the conventions are going on and everything gets really heated.” Although Arellano gained unanimous support from members of the College Republicans, he ran into resistance when he approached the College Democrats with the idea. Tim Small, College Democrats president and public administration senior, said he felt his organization was being pressured into participating in the event. “Basically, the first thing out of his mouth was that College


George W. Bush • We will defend the peace by opposing and preventing violence by terrorists and outlaw regimes. • We will preserve the peace by fostering an era of good relations among the world’s great powers. • And we will extend the peace by seeking to extend the benefits of freedom and prosperity across the globe.

John Kerry • America should not ask our domestic responders to go with inadequate staffing or equipment. • Believes winning the war against terrorism will require tapping the best our country has to offer and asking more of Americans • America needs an independent intelligence capability that focuses explicitly on domestic intelligence. SOURCE: Candidate’s Web sites

Republicans have decided to do this, the College Democrats should do it, too. It wasn’t a ‘we’re doing this thing and it would be really great to g See MOCK, page 3


Andrew Nenque/Star photo Daniel Vasgard, chemistry senior, gets slashed by his teammate Max Mello, mass communication freshman, in a practice match Monday afternoon.

Bobcat Pause Memorial Program

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

The Dean of Students Office and the Texas State Student Foundation would like to invite students and their families to be a part of the Bobcat Pause Memorial Program to honor and remember loved ones. Members of the Texas State community will come together to remember those who served the university and who were a very significant part of the university family. Bobcat Pause will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the LBJ Student Center Amphitheater and is open to everyone. Every year, the Texas State Student Foundation sponsors the

Bobcat Supper is at 5:30 p.m. at the Christian Community Center.

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Catholic Student Center provides a free lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the center. Horsemen’s Association meets for pizza at noon in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-7.1. Christians at Texas State meets at noon in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1. Breaking Free From Dieting support group meets at 3 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information, call 245-2208. Gamma theta epsilon Geography Honors Society meets at 5 p.m. in the Evans Liberal Arts Building, Room 311. Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization meets at 5 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1. Hispanic Business Student Association meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1.


Christians at Texas State meets at noon in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1. Sexual Assault & Abuse Services meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information, call 245-2208. Student Volunteer Connection meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1. Higher Ground meets at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church.

Crosstalk meets at 8 p.m. in the Alkek Teaching Theater. Bible Study meets at 8 p.m. at the Catholic Student Center.

Thursday Campus Christian Community meets for free lunch and study at 12:30 p.m. at CCC. Relationship Concerns meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information, call 245-2208. Victory Over Violence meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at LBJSC, Room 3-12.1. Horsemen’s Assocation meets at 6 p.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Agriculture Building. American Sign Language Club meets at 7 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1. Texas State Cru meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Academic Services Building-South, Room 315. The Rock meets at 7:30 p.m. at the CSC chapel. Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship meets at 8 p.m. in Old Main, Room 320. Christians on Campus meets at 9:30 p.m. at the McCarty Center.

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University puts gay marriage on the table with debate

Texas State will host a debate regarding the contentious issue of gay marriage at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Alkek Teaching Theater. The debate is framed by President Bush’s pledged support of a constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage between homosexuals and arguments from the proponents of gay marriage that such an amendment would legalize an unjustifiable bias against gays. The debate looks at issues such as marriage as a lawful option for members of the same sex and reasons to restrict this institution to only include the union between a man and a woman. Arguing in favor of gay marriage will be John Corvino, philosophy professor at Wayne State University, who has been debating issues of gay rights for 10 years on campuses throughout the country. Taking the opposing viewpoint will be Randy Hicks, president of the Family Council of Georgia and frequent commentator on family issues for CNN and Fox News. Moderating the debate will be Jeffrey Gordon, Texas State philosophy professor and National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities. Following opening speeches and rebuttals by the two debaters, members of the audience will be invited to challenge the speakers on their own. The debate is free and open to the university community. The event is jointly sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the Department of Philosophy, the Student Affairs Diversity Team, Allies of Texas State and Lambda of Texas State.


San Marcos donates emergency equipment to sister city in Mexico A delegation of San Marcos leaders and firefighters was honored by the city of Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, recently for the donation of a fire truck and an EMS vehicle and assistance in training the city’s firefighters. San Marcos Mayor Bob Habingreither, accompanied by

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Mayor Pro Tem Jacob Montoya, City Manager Dan O’Leary and several San Marcos firefighters and EMS technicians, went to Monclova at the invitation of Monclova Mayor Jorge Williamson Bosque. “We received a grand welcome by the community and the fire department,” Habingreither said. “They expressed tremendous appreciation for the donations and interest in pursuing our sister city relationship.” The city of San Marcos donated a retired fire truck to Monclova, a Coahuila city of more than 300,000 people in the northern Mexico state. EMS donated an old EMS command vehicle. The two-day trip was a fast-paced visit with officials from the cities of Monclova and Frontera as well as a community college in Monclova. San Marcos firefighters conducted hands-on training in the use of the donated equipment. San Marcos Fire Marshal Ken Bell, EMS Supervisor Kevin Roles and Fire Engineer Jay Horton taught firefighters from Monclova, civilian workers and Red Cross ambulance personnel how to fight fires, extricate people from vehicle collisions using the Jaws of Life and how to use handheld portable fire extinguishers. The delegation attended a ceremony for the presentation of the donated vehicles at the Monclova Fire Department that included a parade of firefighters and police officers in honor of the San Marcos guests. The group toured a junior college and discussed possible alignments with Texas State University, Habingreither said. “The trip provided me with the view that there are many opportunities that can be beneficial to the city, the university and the city of Monclova from a continued and strengthened relationship,” Habingreither said. In addition, the delegates toured a fully integrated steel mill in Monclova and a state-of-the-art aluminum foundry in Frontera. This foundry and its sister gray/ductile iron facility makes castings for many automotive manufacturers around the world including the big three in the United States. Following the tours, the group was honored at a city council meeting of the city of Frontera, a community near Monclova. San Marcos has periodically donated discontinued equipment to the city for its fire department for two decades. “There has been a 15-year relationship between the San Marcos and the Monclova Fire departments,” said O’Leary. “This trip took that relationship to a new level.”


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April 8, 2:55 p.m. Lost property/N. Edward Gary Street — Complainant lost bank ATM card possibly in parking lot. April 8, 2:52 p.m. Theft under $50/South I-35 — Gasoline drive off. April 8, 11:58 a.m. Theft initial dispatch/South I-35 — Plastic tarps reported missing from flatbed trailer. April 8, 7:47 a.m. Burglary of a vehicle/Saltillo Street — Tools taken out of truck bed. April 7, 5:08 p.m. Theft initial dispatch/South I-35 — Theft of lawn mower.


MOCK: Election looks for campus input Tuesday, April 13, 2004

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have you guys participate.’ It was ‘the College Republicans are doing this and you should feel threatened and do it, too.’” Small said College Democrats members had concerns with participating in a mock election before the 2004 Democratic National Convention, which is scheduled to be held July 26 through 29, because the organization had not previously endorsed a particular candidate out of respect for members who are not Kerry supporters. He said he thinks a mock election could be more effective in September after the national conventions have taken place and the race is more prominently featured in the media. “The idea I presented to Robert was that next semester, when the campaign becomes more prevalent in the media, students are going to come to organizations like College Republicans and College Democrats and PSA to answer their questions,” Small said. “If we’re trying to inform them in April, before they have any questions, we are not doing any good for the student body.” Small said it would divide the College Democrats if it participated now in the mock elec-

tion by supporting Kerry. He said he suggested other options to Arellano such as hosting an issues forum, but Arellano did not agree to them. Arellano said he is disappointed the College Democrats is not participating in the mock election, but he respects the members’ decision. He said one of the purposes of the mock election is to try to establish the political makeup of the university. “It is meant to get a look at what our campus opinions are,” Arellano said. “A lot of people think we have a liberal campus, but this election might show we have more of a conservative campus, or it could be the other way. I am not saying it is going to give us an accurate look at our campus, but hopefully it will give us a general look at what our campus feels going into the presidential election.” Danielle Perry, Pi Sigma Alpha member and political science senior, has coordinated the effort to create a coalition of Democratic students that will help get the vote out for Kerry. Perry was also a delegate for Kerry in the county Democratic convention in March. Perry said there are many reasons why students should vote for Kerry, including his Service for College plan that

would allow young people to earn the equivalent of their state’s four-year college tuition in exchange for two years of providing social services. She also pointed to Kerry’s record serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War as an example of his experience in dealing with a time of international conflict. Lisa Hanks, College Republicans president and international studies sophomore, discounted Kerry’s war record and said she thinks Kerry would not focus his attention where it needs to be. She said she thinks Bush is the right person for the job. “I trust him in the Oval Office,” Hanks said. “He has been there four years and dealt with some really tremendous things — September 11, the economy, which was already going down in 2000 — and I think he has had to deal with a lot of stuff. With that experience, I think he will keep us on an upward trend.” Perry said the events of Sept. 11 account for the U.S. economy turning down, but said the Bush tax cuts have done nothing to help improve the lives of middle- and low-income earners. “Everything he has done since (Sept. 11) hasn’t really

helped,” Perry said. “They’ve cut taxes, which went to the rich. He spent $87 million in Iraq, and we need money here. Tuitions have increased, people are losing their jobs, and they’re cutting unemployment benefits. The money could have been better spent.” Hanks said people too often peddle pessimism. “It’s always doom and gloom,” she said. “I think when you look at the economy, it keeps going up and down, but it’s going to go up. I think (Bush) has really good plans to help businesses.” Perry and Hanks said they hope the election will help bring awareness to the presidential race and get students thinking about the issues they care about. Students will be able to vote at a booth in The Quad from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Arellano expects the Scantron ballots to be tallied by Friday or, at the latest, by Monday. In the Associated Student Government presidential election, 1,467 students cast votes for the two candidates on the ballot. Arellano said he hopes to get at least half that number of voters to participate in the mock election, but would not be surprised if the election matched or exceeded that number.

ASG: Discuss future Rec expansion WEEK: “This university City is making the change from good honors all to great. I’ve never been more services excited about a (Jim) Wacker made us get out in the community.” Future plans for the football team to “get out in the community” include canceling practice to help students move in to the dorms and canceling practice for Bobcat Build next year, Bailiff said. “This university is making the change from good to great,” Bailiff said. “I’ve never been more excited about a job than I am now.” On Saturday, the football team will play a spring game. The current ASG president and vice president and next year’s president and vice president will face-off in the first half of the game. One administrative team will be offensive coordinators

job than I am now.”

— David Bailiff Texas State football coach and the other defensive. The losers will buy the winners dinner at Chili’s Bar & Grill. Glenn Hanley, campus recreation director, also spoke to the Senate calling for support of legislation to approve discussions with architects for expanding the

Student Recreation Center. Hanley said the current recreation center is sub-par compared with those of other universities with similar enrollment numbers. The legislation passed by ASG gave Hanley approval to meet with architects during the summer to discuss expansion plans. If the decision is made to expand the center, a referendum vote would be presented to students in the fall. With two meetings left, ASG will soon be wrapping up the semester. McGarry said now is still an active time for student government. “Students need to keep up-todate with ASG because we are going to have a lot of important issues coming up,” McGarry said.

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Faculty adviser and Dean of Students John Garrison is hopeful republication of the book will renew interest and keep it in publication for several years. “I think the students are hopeful that they’ll get the kind of response from this special commemoration book that they can bring it back for good,” Garrison said. “I just think it’s going to be a good test to see if the students at Texas State are interested in a yearbook.” Garrison was also involved in the 75th anniversary edition of the book, and he said he was impressed by the students’ ability to pull together a publication, which would normally take more than a year, in just a few months. Work on this year’s edition began this semester and Pedagog is expected to go on sale by the end of the month. Only about 1,000 full-color


copies will be available. The yearbook will document some of the major events that have taken place in the years since it ceased publication. It will include events such as the investiture of university President Denise Trauth. Garrison said there are several reasons for not including student pictures, just one of which is the enormous size of the student-body population. Problems with these pictures are just one reason the yearbook shut down in 1999. In previous publications, ID card pictures were used, causing much complaint by students. “Students didn’t really like their ID pictures and you had to have a magnifying glass to see them,” Garrison said. “For all the students, it took (more than) 100 pages just for those pictures. For this commemorative edition of the Pedagog there’s just really no room for that.”


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The entire 2004 Pedagog is expected to be about 100 pages. The limited budget is also preventing the book from being longer, but if this edition is successful, student pictures may be included in future years. Regardless of the size and limited production, Garrison said he feels like this is a year that needed to be commemorated. “This is too important a year, with the first year as Texas State and the 100th anniversary; they just didn’t feel like they wanted to miss this year,” Garrison said. “We do lose a great deal of our history when we don’t have a yearbook.” Every member of the Pedagog staff is an unpaid volunteer, including Chislett and his co-editor Rebecca Quillin. The editorial board is composed of students, faculty and staff.

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Park. The SMPD’s 911 CommuniEmergency cations Division dispatches police, fire and EMS services for the city of San Marcos, Hays County and a portion of Guadalupe County. Its staff consists of two senior communication operators, 11 full-time and four part-time emergency communication operators. Capt. John Garza of the University Police Department said it was good to have a week where these hard-working men and women can be honored. “It’s a good thing for the dispatchers to be recognized for the job they do,” Garza said. “In all emergency services, they are the people behind the scenes and they don’t always get compliments for the fine job that they do.” The National Public Safety Week began in 1991 as an effort to acknowledge the critical role performed by 911 operators. “The dispatchers that I know go beyond (the call of duty) to try to help us at the right places and the right time to give us the information that we need,” Garza said. “Their jobs are just as important as police and firefighters.”

Wal-Mart withdraws donation plan for Statue of Liberty

Following questions about the fund-raising effort mounted to reopen the Statue of Liberty this summer, Wal-Mart has withdrawn its plan to donate up to $1.5 million to the campaign. The group that organized the effort, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, is now the subject of inquiries by the Senate Finance Committee and the Department of Interior’s general counsel. The fund-raising campaign has been enmeshed in controversy since newspaper reports earlier this month said the foundation had chosen to raise more than $7 million in corporate and private contributions rather than dip into its $30-million endowment. “Wal-Mart totally supports the reopening of the Statue of Liberty,” the retail giant said in a statement. “However, regrettably, we will not be doing any fund-raising or corporate match until the current investigations are complete. Pending the outcome of those investigations, we will then re-examine our decisions.”

FEMA to cover some Sept. 11 health costs

NEW YORK — Months of wrangling over federally sponsored Sept. 11 insurance ended Monday with a deal that might save city taxpayers $350 million in payouts to workers injured during the cleanup effort. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials agreed to a Bloomberg administration request that they pick up the cost of claims on medical problems arising from Sept. 11 to Sept. 29, 2001. That period, when many workers suffered injuries or were exposed to caustic smoke rising from the World Trade Center ruins, was not previously covered by the $1 billion insurance program passed by Congress last year. Monday’s deal cleared the way for the release of the money, and it ended a potentially ugly disagreement between Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Bush before this summer’s Republican convention.

Bush aims to localize federal housing

WASHINGTON — The Bush Administration is proposing to transform a cornerstone of the nation’s housing policy for the poor, replacing a federal program that provides rent vouchers to 2 million families with a system that would give broad new powers to local housing authorities. The idea, which is intended


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Cheney says U.S. is working to free Japanese hostages

TOKYO — Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that the United States is doing “everything we can” to help secure the release of three Japanese civilians held hostage in Iraq, and warned that insurgents may seize even more captives as the June 30 target approaches for the launch of a new Iraqi government. Cheney, who is visiting Tokyo on the first stop of a weeklong trip to East Asia, praised Minister Japanese Prime Junichiro Koizumi for rejecting the kidnappers’ demand that Japan withdraw its troops from Iraq. “We wholeheartedly support the position the prime minister has taken with respect to the question of the Japanese hostages,” Cheney said after meeting with Koizumi. “(We) have consulted closely with the prime minister and his government to make certain we do everything we can to be of assistance.” The vice president refused to describe how the United States was helping Japan resolve the crisis. But another official noted that American forces could gather information and seek the aid of tribal leaders in the Sunni Muslim area where the hostages were seized. U.S. troops also could attempt to rescue the hostages if the opportunity arose and Japan approved, although neither government was willing to discuss that possibility. Briefs are from wire reports.

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he rich will keep getting richer, according to Gov. Rick Perry’s new plan for Texas education. Twelve “super wealthy” school districts around the state will benefit from Perry’s plan that will do away with the Robin Hood school finance plan and will allegedly equate more schools around the state. If Perry has his way, he claims 98 percent of schools will become equitably funded

— except for those 12 districts. Under the current system, those 12 districts represent 2 percent of districts and make up millions in property tax revenue that is redistributed throughout the state to other districts in need of funding. Perry should try to find a way to equate the districts without allowing incredibly rich districts to pour the gigantic amount of money collected into schools that are already

doing well. Richer districts should have the right to their own money. However, this is exactly how class divisions are further cemented in societies. Perry also plans to reduce property taxes and support the deficit created by the property tax reduction with a “sin tax” that would tack on extra expenses to cigarettes, gambling and topless strip clubs. That would be fine. However, he shouldn’t try to do some-


thing out the back door that should be done through the front door. Perry has also talked about calling the legislature for a special session this month. Let’s hope another redistricting fiasco can be avoided this time. All in all, instead of sharing the wealth for the betterment of the state, Perry feels that giving money back to those who don’t need it would improve our state — or at least his constituency.

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Columnist’s views are broken record

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It was nice to read the opinions page and find there are other people out there who are tired of hearing Rugh Cline’s broken-record moan about the injustices of our government. So tell me Cline, where were you when Clinton made a fool of Americans by lying to the public about his relations with his intern? You know there are people sitting in jail for that same thing. Where were you when Clinton began launching missiles at Iraq? Where are you in the fight for human rights when innocent babies are being slaughtered by abortion every day? Where are you when a white person is denied a job or college admission because of the color of his skin on the grounds of legalized reverse discrimination? If you’re so concerned with the environment, why don’t you ride a bike everywhere you go? If you want to save the animals, take a couple of these cats on campus home; besides, they’re in heat and it’s driving me crazy. It seems you have a real double standard here. I know you think you’re some hero for the anti-war movement, but if you were in Iraq I think you would be singing a different tune. You’re spoiled by free speech in the United States and unsympathetic to the fact Saddam killed millions of people. I sure hope my hard-earned college tuition is not going to pay Cline to whine about our country when he consistently uses the freedom to cry about it. We hear you day in and day out bashing our country and never hear you say one good thing about it. I think it’s time you move somewhere else. Hey, maybe Iraq. I would love to see you try to publicly gripe about politics over there! — Aaron Young criminal justice sophomore

a camera at evil and actually caught it in the act.” Simply put, democracy cannot be forced down the throat of a country that has yet to accept it. If Iraq hypothetically invaded the United States, Though I may be less punctual most Americans would fight to the than intended in making this declara- bitter end, no matter how much contion, I would like to congratulate the tempt was held toward the current Bush Administration for a president, to make sure year’s worth of futility in democracy triumphed Tre Miner Iraq. It’s amazing how against fascism (though time flies; it feels like the some would argue there war ended months ago. is currently little differWell, at least “major comence between the two). bat” ended months ago. The war in Iraq is not Now all we occupiers between regimes but have to put up with are between ideologies. What incidents such as the Noonan and many others Star Columnist recent massacre at saw as “evil” in Fallujah, Fallujah, in which four I saw as a desperate plea American security guards were from a people fed up with the brutalburned alive, torn apart and hung ity, values, customs and beliefs of from a bridge by an angry Iraqi mili- their occupiers. By establishing tia. churches in Iraq, by allowing their Paul Bremer, U.S. civilian admin- women to walk around unveiled in istrator in Iraq, said, with a haunting the streets and by teaching English in tone that almost directly parallels their schools, we violate the morals remarks from Israeli or Palestinian and ethics they cherish as a culture. leaders on any given day, the deaths Iraqis must choose to build churches, of the American security guards to loosen their religious restrictions would “not go unpunished.” I have toward women, to learn English as a to admit, with those words comes second language and, likewise, to much relief. It’s been a while since adopt democratic practices. we publicly announced any retaliaThough violence and hostility tion with the demeanor and rhetoric have intensified immensely in the of a playground bully. Not since past two months, Bush remains optiPresident Bush’s iteration of the mistic about the relinquishment of phrase “bring ’em on” have I felt sovereignty to an Iraqi government safer and more secure being an by June 30. How many burnt American. American bodies have to be dragged In response to the events in through the streets before we get the Fallujah, The Wall Street Journal idea Iraq might not be ready for a opinions columnist Peggy Noonan system of self-government? described the incident as reminiscent The oppressive system of Iraq’s to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, former Baathist party, though obvistating it was “as if someone pointed ously not preferable, might have

Iraqi rebellion stems from governmental intervention

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been necessary in order to instill the spirit of freedom within the Iraqi people; we cannot simply rebel on their behalf. By invading Iraq, we have prematurely intervened in a system that is not ready for us, and consequently, many soldiers and civilians have been gratuitously killed. There is always a lesson to be learned in eye-opening accounts such as Fallujah, but we always seem to overlook the message being sent and instead react on an emotional whim. Uniting under the stars and stripes with patriotic fervor, we let revenge, not rationality, govern our actions. We perpetuate a war of ideologies that, in turn, breeds terrorists (also known as freedom fighters) on all sides. By responding to violence with violence, we solve nothing; we only create contempt and breed further hostility. The centuries of feuding between Israel and Palestine are a distinct example of perpetual violence fueled by attitudes of revenge. This war is going to be without end if we continue to lash out every time our emotions get the better of us. It is time to act like the bigger country and pull our occupying forces out of Iraq. Though criticism will be harsh, we cannot go on trying to solve a problem that is not ours to solve at the constantly increasing cost of soldier and civilian lives. Though many of us disagree with the decisions made regarding foreign policy since March of last year, we all hope deep down that some good comes from those decisions. Now is the time to remain hopeful and gracefully bow out. Miner is a political science sophomore. Photo Editor..................................Brad Sherman, Design Editor.......................................Matt Rael, Systems Administrator.........Ben Stendahl, Art Director...........................................Christy Gray, Calendar of Events...........Paul Lopez, Advertising Coordinator......................Jodie Claes, Advertising Graduate Asst...........Amy Redmond,

Columnist Response: I find it funny how you quickly hide behind the Monica Lewinsky argument. If the biggest complaint you can muster about Clinton is his sexual indiscretions, then you must think he did a pretty good job. Quite frankly, I would rather have a president who misleads the public regarding his sex life than a president who misleads the public regarding national security and justification for war and subsequent war profiteering like Bush. Then again, you might be more concerned with the president’s sex life than national security and war profiteering. It would seem that your priorities are a little out of whack. But for the record, I was just as much against Clinton attacking sovereign nations as I am against Bush. Are you telling me, Aaron, that it was terrible when Clinton attacked Iraq simply because he was an evil Democrat, but it was great when Bush attacked Iraq because he is a virtuous Republican? Let’s add a few things for the record here. No baby has ever been “slaughtered by abortion.” If a person picks pecans off of the ground, is he engaging in deforestation? No, because a pecan is not a tree. Actually, Aaron, I do ride my bike almost everywhere in hope that when I am old there might be some air that is still breathable. Of course with Bush in power, the prospect of being able to breath in my old age seems more far-fetched with every passing day. As far as adopting stray animals, I have happily adopted several stray cats, thank you very much. I am by no means “unsympathetic” to the crimes committed by Saddam Hussein. But if you give a child a gun and tell him to shoot someone — and he does — do you blame the child? No, you blame the person who gave him the gun. The United States put Saddam in power and kept him in power all through the 1980s. Of course I am not such a simpleton to conveniently overlook that fact. Not only do I blame Saddam for the horrors that he committed, but I also blame the people who put him in power and kept him in power. I often wonder why people like you are so quick to let the people who kept Saddam in power while he committed unspeakable atrocities off the hook. I like your suggestion that if a person doesn’t like the United States, he should get out. It seems like you truly understand the virtues of living in a democracy. Maybe I will go live in Iraq. Except I would probably be shot dead in the street by U.S. soldiers like so many tens of thousands of Iraqis who mistakenly thought the U.S. soldiers were there to free them. — Rugh Cline

Electric buses not worth the expense

I read recently of the university’s purchase of electric buses that will ferry students from the J.C. Kellam Administration Building to the LBJ Student Center. Is this really a necessary expense? The distance of the proposed route is probably no more than one mile. In addition to this, the Campus Loop bus could be used to get between the two points. Is this part of the reason I will be paying $52 in bus fees, so people too lazy or incompetent to walk the distance or take the campus bus system can be ferried from point A to point B? With the university’s 26,000-plus students paying $52 dollars per semester, the transit system has approximately $2,704,000 with which to work each year. Couldn’t this money be used for something a little more sensible? How about purchasing a fleet of snowplows or printing more than three editions of The University Star per week? The only positive spin I can put on this purchase is it will invest money in renewable energy technology. But again, don’t these buses charge from a standard electrical system which is, in turn, powered by coal burning and nuclear power plants? At the very least it may make people more aware of different environmentally friendly transportation options while making them all the more apathetic. — Dan Lavin pre-biology sophomore Advertising Representative.....Mindy Gieselman, Advertising Representative...........Adam Herman, Advertising Representative........Richard Para, Jr., Classifieds Manager........Chris Guadiano, Publications Coor..............Linda Allen, Publications Director.............Bob Bajackson, Visit The Star online at

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Metamorphoses offers Cult Classics whimsical interpretations of gods, nymphs, Greeks Film

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By Porsha Thomas

Title: Sixteen Candles Director: John Hughes Yr. Released: 1984 Starring: Molly Ringwald, Justin Henry, Michael Schoeffling, Anthony Michael Hall

It’s the time of your life that may last a lifetime. A tagline familiarized by the epitome of ’80s teen movies — Sixteen Candles. Samantha Baker (Ringwald) captures the essence of every teenage girl in her position — insecure, moody and secretly in love with the dreamiest of high school hunks, Jake Ryan (Schoeffling). Ted, also known as Farmer Ted/The Geek (Hall), is the puny, stereotypical dork who is madly in love with Samantha and prepared to do anything to be perceived as cool. The most disturbing thing for Samantha in the movie is the fact that her quirky family is busy obsessing over her older sister Ginny’s wedding and forgets her 16th birthday. This causes the spiral of madness and comedy that follows. It is filled to the brim with memorable, hilarious scenes; the one that tends to stand out is Ginny’s (Blanche Baker) wedding. The product of killer cramps, Ginny takes one too many painkillers and is extremely intoxicated the day beginning her marital bliss. After a sidesplitting display of inebriated antics, she is married and once again provided with aid to leave the church. Sixteen Candles created the basis for films geared at the teenage audience to follow. Anyone who’s ever been in love with the unattainable hottie, been chased by the bothersome geek, or has hid in a sibling’s shadow will certainly enjoy this movie.


Most Memorable Scene: Hall’s face trapped underneath the glass table. Quote: “She’s getting married...jeez!”

Don Anders/Media Relations photo The cast of the Texas State production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. BY IAN RAGSDALE ASST. ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Who knew the ancient Greeks wore skimpy clothes, listened to Balinese music and practiced psychoanalysis? They did. At least they do in Metamorphoses, a light-hearted play currently running at the Glade Theater. Other whimsical and anachronistic elements in this mythological production include King Midas in white coattails, a 40-ounce in a paper bag, a Greek pirate and references to social Darwinism and doughnuts. Director Michael Costello and company do a remarkable job with playwright Mary Zimmerman’s shallow retelling of Ovid’s myths, overcoming dry narrations with a gorgeous set, flawless blocking, spinetingling live music and a lot of splashing around in the center stage pool. Costello has playfully ex-

ploited the concept script, allowing his actors to take great liberties with their depictions of gods and goddesses, including Bacchus as a stoner and Salinas as a close relative of Jim Carrey. Every actor assumes a handful of roles and an incredible range of moods, although a few characters (and their possessors) leave a deeper stain than others. Among the outstanding are Tyson Rinehart, who makes Zimmerman’s witless script sound natural, and John Stewart, who steals the show as Vertumnus, a man hopelessly optimistic in his pursuit of a wood nymph’s adoration. Seth Dodson also gets laughs as the inebriated Salinas and the god of sleep, snoring up a storm while another cast member drops Zs on his head. Gordon Jones’ beautiful ambient orchestration is also successful at distracting from the script’s stilted monologues.

Where Zimmerman could not produce a transcendent theatrical experience, Jones’ traditional and indigenous instruments mimic the murmurs of angels. His compositions are also a lively counterpoint to the mischievous divinities and are haunting, enhancing the tragedies that befall flawed humans fatally susceptible to destructive emotions. Without fail, all will come away from Metamorphoses wishing that Costello’s magical and philosophical world could exist in reality. Metamorphoses continues this week, playing at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at the Glade Theater on Moore Street, across from Blanco Hall and the University Performing Arts Center. Bring a pillow and lounge on bench seats, or bring a blanket and sprawl on the hill next to general seating. For ticket information, call the Theater Box Office at 2452204.



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Title: Out of the Cellar Artist: Ratt Yr. Released: 1984 Label: Atlantic

Ratt’s impetuous, melodic heavy metal made the Los Angeles quintet one of the most popular hair bands of the mid-’80s. The band combined prevalent Van Halen and Aerosmith elements with the staccato guitar picking style of Judas Priest. The band released its selftitled first album independently in 1983, which led to a major label contract with Atlantic Records. Its next album, Out of the Cellar, was released in 1984 and was a huge success. The band scored a huge radio and MTV hit with its first single “Round and Round.” Another

This week’s question: What concerts are you looking forward to for spring?

favorite that received massive airplay is the barefaced centerpiece of the album, “Lack of Communication.” Not to worry. These seemingly unfamiliar songs are more than likely rusting upon the dusty banks of your memory, but once you pop Ratt’s Out of the Cellar into the cassette player (if those even still exist), you should prepare yourself to be whisked back to the days of transgender Aquanet hair, electric ballads and wailing fleets of the spandexlegged men of rock ’n’ roll.

“Blue October, always! I try to catch them wherever I can. They’re the greatest band ever.” — Mike Runey business management senior

Superlative songs: “Wanted Man,” “Round and Round,” “Back for More,” “I’m Insane”

“I really wanted to see Britney Spears, but the tickets are like $500.” — Julie Whitson management junior

“I like the Bob Marley Festival, Dave Matthews Band and Melissa Etheridge.” — Katie Youngblood mass communication junior


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Independent animators wanted for public access TV program

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Traditional cel animation company Stone Soup announced its plans to release a 30minute animated program for public access TV. The show will act as a forum for local, national and worldwide independent animators to bring it to the table and get their work known. The first episode will air on WTP-TV, Cable 17, Houston. Five additional episodes are planned. Will Animate for Food, as the guys at Stone Soup so lovingly entitled the series, will

feature an array of independent animations and animator interviews all emceed by an animated announcer. Pat Fant will be voicing the homeless host, conducting the interviews, announcing animators and providing an epilogue each episode. “The title says it all,” claims Ron Neil, producer and head of Stone Soup. “It’s a true testament to the state of the animation industry in the United States today. Hopefully this will give independent animators another opportunity to show what they can do.” The project itself will be

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produced on a budget of $163.42. The mass funding of the effort will rest in the pockets of the contributing independent animators. To qualify as independent, animators must have no financial backing other than what comes out of their own wallets. Organized productions are still welcome, as well as a variety of animation media including cel, 2D, motion graphic, 3D and stop motion. Submission information can be found at, and priority will be given first to native Texan submissions. There. You know the Web site now. So go on and visit it. Word.

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5th Asian Annual Leadership Conference. Free Admission. Wed. April 14, 2004. 6 pm. LBJ Ballroom. Food, performances, fashion show, guest speakers, dance party. (4/14)


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The University Star — Page 8

Texas state

S coreboard baseball at sam houston 4/10/04 Score by inning


TEXAS STATE.............0..0..1..0..0..0..7..0..1 Sam Houston.............0..0..0..0..1..0..0..0..0

9 10 1 1 7 2

TEX ST (20-15, SLC 7-4) Players AB R H RBI 2b Mast 5 1 1 0 3b Anson 3 1 0 0 cf Tierce 3 1 2 0 lf Miller 3 1 1 1 1b Cooper 3 1 1 1 rf Martinez 5 1 1 2 c Bednarek 5 1 2 2 dh Pawelek 4 0 0 0 ss Ramos 4 2 2 3

SHSU (12-19-1, SLC 6-5) Players AB R H RBI ss Holzbach 4 0 1 0 lf Trevino 3 0 0 0 dh Kasparek 3 0 0 0 1b Krailo 3 0 0 0 3b Emerson 4 0 1 0 2b Warren 4 1 1 0 rf Williams 4 0 1 0 cf Merritt 2 0 1 0 cf Stone 1 0 1 0 rf Jo Aranda 1 0 1 0 c Ruchti 2 0 0 0 c Je Aranda 1 0 0 0 c Pujols 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 1 7 0

Totals 35 9 10 9 TEXAS STATE Pitching IP


Schappert 7.0 6 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 Jean Wisneski 1.1 1 0 0 Sam Houston Pitching IP 6.1 0.0 1.0 1.2

Adkisson Craig Herrera Gray

H 5 4 0 1

4 26 27 0 2 4 0 5 5

0 2 0

R ER BB SO AB BF 3 3 5 5 23 29 5 5 1 0 4 5 0 0 1 0 2 5 1 1 0 0 6 7

Win - Paul Schappert (4-4), Loss - Zach Adkisson (3-4) Save - None HR - Ramos, 2 (3) Time - 3:00, Attendance -150

slc baseball Standings Teams


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

W 8 8 8 7 6 6 5 4 4 2


L 3 4 4 4 5 5 7 8 8 10

PCT .727 .667 .667 .636 .545 .545 .417 .333 .333 .167

W 19 26 21 20 17 12 10 17 16 12

L 13 9 14 15 15 19 20 18 19 21

PCT .594 .743 .600 .571 .531 .391 .333 .486 .457 .364

SOFTBALL vs sam houston 4/10/04

Sam Hou. (22-21, SLC 12-9) TEX STATE (36-10, SLC 19-2) 3B Boone 2B Bardwell RF Sleep SS Gatlin C Dileo DH Lindsey 1B Magee LF Mosley PH McAvoy CF Sweaney


AB 5 6 6 5 4 4 5 2 1 4 42

R 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 6


H R ER BB SO AB BF 4 4 2 5 20 22 1 0 1 5 18 21

H RBI 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 4

CF Zaleski RF Wolter DH Trahan 1B Snow 2B Wilson C Bonetti SS Sharp 3B Hodge LF Krueger

Totals Sam Houston Pitching

AB 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 3 2

R H RBI 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0

Totals 38 5 5 5

Collins Guajardo TEXAS STATE Pitching 5.0 4 6.0 1


Texas State blasts SHSU in shortened series By Jason Orts Sports Editor UNTSVILLE — The road has been kind to Texas State during the Southland Conference season, as it improved to 5-0 away from Bobcat Field in league play with a two-game sweep of Sam Houston State University. It was supposed to be a three-game series between the Bobcats and Bearkats, but Sunday’s game was rained out. Texas State took the opener Friday, 6-1, before blowing open Saturday’s game with a seven-run seventh inning to win 9-1. The wins put Texas State at 20-15 for the year and 7-4 in the SLC, while SHSU falls to 12-19-1 and 6-5 in league play. The Bobcat offense put up a three-spot in the first inning of Friday’s opener to put the Bearkats in an early hole. Second baseman Nolan Mast singled to open the game, and third baseman Kyle Anson followed with a single of his own. After center fielder Evan Tierce reached on a fielder’s choice that moved Mast to third, left fielder Matt Miller grounded out to plate Mast. Miller recorded two RBIs


Ashley A. Horton/Star photo Patrick Crumpton, sophomore shortstop, jumps to catch the ball while attempting to tag the runner against University of Texas-Pan American March 7 at Bobcat Stadium. The Bobcats defeated the Broncs, 13-8. The Bobcats take on Dallas Baptist University at 6:30 today at Bobcat Field. on the night despite having his 10-game hitting streak snapped with a 0-for-3 night. With two outs in the inning, first baseman Mark Cooper hit a fly ball to right field and reached base when SHSU’s Kolin Hatfield could not handle it. The error allowed Cooper to make it to second base and Tierce to score. Right fielder Richard Martinez singled to score Cooper, giving the Bobcats a 3-0 lead, but was gunned down trying to reach second as

Bearkat pitcher Casey Springer cut off the throw home and caught Martinez trying to stretch the single. But the damage had been done and those three runs were plenty for Tom Robbins, who struggled with his control in the first, walking the first two batters. SHSU scored a run without a hit in the inning, but that was all Robbins would allow. The senior left-hander settled down after the first and held the Bearkats scoreless in

the next seven innings, allowing five hits and earning his fifth win of the season (5-5). Texas State added single runs in the third, seventh and eighth innings, and Michael Gultz came in and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth to close the game. Neither team was able to get the offense going early in the game Saturday, as both teams were scoreless through two and were tied at one through six. A Miller RBI double in the

third gave the Bobcats a 1-0 lead before SHSU center fielder Roy Merritt scored on an error by Cooper to tie the game at one in the fifth. But Texas State exploded in the seventh, tying a seasonhigh with seven runs in an inning, tying the ninth inning of a 17-4 win against McNeese State University March 28. Shortstop Dominic Ramos led off the inning with a home run, his first of two on the day, and closed the rally with a RBI on a sacrifice fly. The Bobcats also got a runscoring single from Cooper, while Martinez and catcher Dawid Bednarek each drove in two in the inning on a double and triple, respectively. Ramos struck again with two outs in the ninth with his second home run of the day and third of the season, closing the scoring. Senior Paul Schappert was the beneficiary of all the offensive fireworks, as he became the second Bobcat lefty in as many days to shut down the Bearkats, allowing an unearned run in seven innings of work to even his record at 4-4. Texas State will likely send a third left-handed pitcher, freshman Patrick Colgan, to the mound today to face the hot-hitting Dallas Baptist University Patriots at 6:30 p.m. at Bobcat Field. The 31-9 Patriots, a Division I Independent, are hitting at a .335 clip as a team and are winning games by an average of 8.1-3.8 this season.


Score by inning

Sam Houston.............4..0..0..0..0..0..0..0..0..1..1 6 11 2 TEXAS STATE.............0..0..2..2..0..0..0..0..0..1..0 5 5 3



H R ER BB SO AB BF 1 6 42 48

Neuerburg 11.0 11 6 2

Win - Aydrien Guajardo (9-4), Loss - Nicole Neuerburg (24-5) Save - None HR — Sharp (3) Time - 3:30, Attendance - 437

SLC SOFTBALL Standings Teams


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

W 19 15 12 11 9 8 9 9 4 2

L 2 6 9 9 9 10 12 12 13 16

Overall T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PCT .905 .714 .571 .550 .500 .444 .429 .429 .235 .111

W 36 28 22 19 24 19 20 19 15 12

L 10 15 21 21 23 20 22 24 33 40

T 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PCT .783 .651 .512 .476 .511 .487 .476 .442 .312 .231

Bobcats secure spot in conference tournament By Jim Bob Breazeale Sports Reporter For seniors Kristen Zaleski, Nicole Neuerburg and Katie Bard, their final regular season home game did not end the way they had hoped. It took 11 innings, but the Sam Houston State University Bearkats (22-21, 12-9) pulled off a 6-5 upset of the 24th-ranked Texas State Bobcats (36-10, 19-2) in the series finale Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Field. Texas State won both ends of a doubleheader Friday with a 3-2 win in Game 1 and a 4-2 victory in the nightcap to clinch the series. The Bearkats exploded in the top of the first inning Saturday and sent seven batters to the plate for four runs on five hits and one costly Bobcat error. With one out and runners on first and second, SHSU shortstop Sarah Gatlin bounced back to Neuerburg, who air mailed third base, allowing a runner to score and opening the floodgates. Texas State looked poised to answer in the bottom of the inning until Bearkat left fielder Jennifer Mosly robbed first baseman Hannah Snow of a home run at the wall, leaving Zaleski stranded on second base. Sam Houston’s 4-0 lead took a hit in the bottom of the third when Texas State left fielder Amy Krueger doubled to right field with third baseman Brittany Hodge on first to put two runners in scoring position. After Zaleski struck out in the next at-bat, right fielder Janelle Wolter drove in Hodge from third on a ground out. Designated hitter Katie Ann Trahan followed


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with a two-out single to center field, scoring Krueger to cut the Bearkat lead in half, 4-2. Shortstop Leslie Sharp tied the game at four in the next inning with a two-run shot over the wall in left, scoring catcher Rachael Bonetti, who had walked. The game turned into a pitchers’ duel in the fifth and the game went into extra innings tied at four apiece. Neither team managed a run in the extra frames until the international mercy rule was instituted in the 10th, placing the last batter from the previous inning at second base to begin each frame. Each team scored a run in the 10th to send the game into another extra inning tied at five. Bearkat sophomore Lauren Boone singled home Mosly in the top of the 11th to give Sam Houston a 6-5 lead. Senior pitcher Adyien Guajardo dropped the hammer in the bottom of the inning and struck out two Bobcats to end the game and complete the upset. Neuerburg pitched all 11 innings with six strikeouts in the loss to fall to 24-5 on the season. Texas State remains four games ahead of the second place University of Texas-San Antonio for the top spot in the conference. The Bobcats have assured themselves a spot in the conference tournament, which will be held in San Marcos beginning April 30. The Bobcats will now have nine road games to finish out the regular season with a pair of non-conference games at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Wednesday. That will be followed by a threegame set with UTSA Saturday and Sunday and a

Andrew Nenque/Star photo Hannah Snow, sophomore first baseman, hits one deep into center field for an out during Saturday’s game against Sam Houston State University. makeup game against Baylor University. Texas State will finish the regular season with a three-game series with the University of TexasArlington, last year’s SLC regular season and tournament champions, April 24 and 25.

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