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APRIL 14, 2004



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


Poll gathers local info on gay marriage Survey shows student, resident views differ

By Katherine Eissler News Reporter

Andrew Nenque/Star photo Jessica Morgan, geography graduate student, adds brine shrimp to all of the fish tanks for morning feed. The Xiphophorus fish population is used to help in scientific research, such as cancer.

Henry Cisneros gets down to business Former S.A. mayor speaks about entrepreneurship By Kay Richter News Reporter It is his actions and not his words that best describe Henry Cisneros. His experience as secretary

taught by Jim Bell, of the U.S. Demanagement profespartment of Housing sor, and Sam Baand Urban Devershop, Mitte chair in lopment under the entrepreneurship Clinton Administrastudies. tion and as mayor of “I’m in the people San Antonio for eight business — you canyears all point to his not, as a leader, manaccomplishments. CISNEROS age anything without On Tuesday, Cisneros spoke to about 60 stu- other people,” Cisneros said. While his past indicates an dents who attended the Studies in Entrepreneurship class interest in the political arena, it

Bobcat Pause honors university’s deceased By Christopher Boehm News Reporter The Texas State campus community will come together on Thursday to remember and honor the loved ones of students, faculty, staff and alumni who have passed away in the past year in a ceremony called Bobcat Pause. The service, which is sponsored by the dean of students and the Student Foundation, will take place at 5 p.m. at the LBJ Student Center Amphitheater. It is slated to last about an hour. Student Foundation Adviser Ismael Amaya heads the program and is in his second year working with Bobcat Pause. “This means a lot to many people, to know that others value those who passed away,” Amaya said. “It shows that the people who are survived are


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not alone.” Amaya has been working with volunteers from the foundation, led by Natasha Dennis, Bobcat Pause Chair and interdisciplinary studies senior. This is her first year with the service’s committee, which was initiated in 1988 as an Associated Student Government program. “I haven’t attended the service in previous years, but with the help of Mr. Amaya and other foundation members, things have worked out,” Dennis said. According to a press release, the ceremony includes “a short introduction, roll call and a moment of silence. A Texas State ROTC member will close the ceremony with the playing of ‘Taps.’” Formal dress is not g See PAUSE, page 4

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is his interest in business that brought him to speak to the class for a second time. “At first, I didn’t think I was right for public service,” Cisneros said. His experience in the business world came after his political career. Cisneros was president and chief operation officer of Univisión Communications. g See CISNEROS, page 4

Recent debates on the national level concerning gay marriage have prompted Texas State’s public administration students to investigate local sentiments on the issue. Hassan Tajalli’s analytical techniques class recently conducted a survey of San Marcos residents and Texas State students on the issue of banning homosexual marriages. The survey was composed of questions taken from national surveys done by Gallup/CNN, ABC News/The Washington Post and the Associated Press in order to ensure a non-biased questionnaire. Tajalli and his students found female students were significantly more in opposition to an amendment that would define marriage as being between a man and a woman, thus banning marriages between gay or lesbian couples, than male students. The survey found black students are significantly more in favor of the amendment than white and Hispanic students. The survey found white and black students are considerably more in favor of a law in Texas that would allow homosexual

GAY MARRIAGE SURVEY RESULTS Would you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as being between a man and a woman, thus barring marriages between gay or lesbian couples? Favor

National San Marcos Texas State


50% 45% 46 39 40 45

No Opin.

5% 15 15

Would you favor or oppose a state law allowing gay marriage? Favor

National San Marcos Texas State


54% 42% 26 62 44 41

No Opin.

4% 12 15

If a presidential candidate favored gay marriage, how likely would it make a difference in your voting? More Less

No None Opin.

National 10% 49% 39% 2% San Marcos 17 47 25 11 Texas State 30 30 28 12 SOURCE: CNN/Gallup Poll (first two questions), AP Poll (third question).

couples to marry, giving them the same legal rights as other married couples. Hispanics disproportionately responded with no opinion. Katherine Hanschen, undeclared junior and non-participant of the survey, said people g See MARRIAGE, page 4

City Council discusses addition of skate parks By David Doerr News Editor

In San Marcos, basketball players have basketball courts and baseball players have baseball fields, but skateboarders have no skate park. John Engel, a concerned citizen and parent of a skateboarder, addressed the San Marcos City Council during its citizen comment period on Monday. Engel, who brought with him four teenaged skateboarders and a few of their parents as a show of support, asked the Council to consider allocating $100,000 in Community

Development Block Grant funds to help build a public skate park. Engel said skateboarding is popular among young people and there is no safe legal place where they can skate within the San Marcos city limits. “Sewell Park is a real popular skateboarding place. It’s right by the river and it’s got those nice ledges,” Engel said after he spoke to the Council. “The kids go there, especially during the summer, and the (Texas State) police issue criminal trespass charges. And if you get a couple of those you end up in real trouble.” Engel’s son, Louis, a 16-year-old skate-

boarder who attended the meeting, said he had to spend the night in jail after he was arrested for criminal trespassing in Sewell Park. He received probation for six months. In his remarks to the Council, Engel mentioned Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels and Seguin have public skate parks. He also said state law protects municipalities from liability from injuries that could possibly result from skateboarding on public property. Engel told the Council about plans for a skate park that were developed by some of g See COUNCIL, page 4

The Alamo portrays historical events By Jennifer Warner Senior Reporter

The battle of the Alamo has once again been commemorated in film, but this time its producers have worked to portray a more historically accurate telling of events. However, Disney’s The Alamo, which cost approximately $140 million to make, opened Friday, earning $9.2 million and came in fourth place at the box office. The story of the Alamo has been made into nearly a dozen Hollywood and TV movies. In the new version of the story, there are many different aspects that often do not make it to the forefront of Texas history. “They tried to get the

Mexican side of the story,” said Jesus de la Teja, history p r o f e s s o r. “The soldiers are humanized, DE LA TEJA so you’ve got defenders who you can identify with and attackers who you can identify with as human beings. The portrayal of the two sides is a lot better than anything in the past.” De la Teja served as a script consultant on early versions of The Alamo screenplay. He is nationally known for his Alamo expertise and was interviewed last year for the American Experience documentary Rem-

Deana Newcomb/Touchstone Pictures William Barret Travis (played by Patrick Wilson), makes an emotional speech, urging the men to fight for their freedom in The Alamo ember the Alamo, which aired on the Public Broadcast Service network. The film also tries to present the human side of larger-than-life figures, such as Davy Crockett played by Billy Bob Thornton, and James Bowie played by

Jason Patric, by portraying them with character flaws. Some have found the flawed heroes represented in the movie as defaming the legends of the real people. However, Ann g See ALAMO, page 3


SACA sponsors presentation in job-hunting skills

The University Star

A presentation titled “Confessions of a Recruiting Director” takes place at 7 p.m. today in the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater. The presentation will include résumé writing and interviewing skills for students. Brad Karsh is giving the presentation. He is the president of JobBound, a company dedicated to helping stu-

dents get jobs. Karsh has more than 10 years of experience working with career centers while doing entry-level recruiting at Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago. The presentation, sponsored by the Student Association for Campus Activities, will be an informative look from an insider’s perspective.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

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


Volunteer Connection meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1. Higher Ground meets at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church. Bobcat Supper is at 5:30 p.m. at the Christian Community Center.

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.

Horsemen’s Association meets at 6 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-14.1.


Fiction/Fantasy Society meets at 8 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-11.1.

Catholic Student Center serves free lunch at 11 a.m. at the center.

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


Campus Ch ri stian Commu ni ty meets at 12:30 p.m. at CCC. Relationship Concerns meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. Victory Over Violence meets at 5:30 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. A me rican Si gn L an g uage Cl ub meets at 7 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-10.1.

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. National Association of Environmental Professionals 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. Kappa Delta Pi hosts “More Opportunities In Education,” a discussion panel, at 5 p.m. in the Lampasas Building, Room 100. Hispanic Business Student Association meets at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-5.1.

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

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Texas State Strutters, cheerleaders take their show to Monterrey, Mexico

The Texas State cheerleaders and Strutters took its show on the road for the Super Classic Fútbol Grand Opening in Monterrey, Mexico, which took place Friday through Sunday. Dynamic Events and Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc-Moctezuma invited the Strutters and cheerleaders on the all-expense-paid trip, with the groups performing a 12-minute combined show for an audience in excess of 50,000 fans during the game. The game and performance was televised nationally throughout Mexico, and Galavisíon broadcast the event throughout the United States. This is the second major appearance of Texas State performers in Monterrey. In October 2003, the Bobcat Marching Band performed during a soccer game between the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Tigres and the Monterrey Rayados. The Bobcat Band was the first U.S. marching band to perform at a Monterrey sporting event. The Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc-Moctezuma Corporation covered all of the band’s expenses for that trip as well.

Jillian Hurst honored by Mitte Foundation and Texas State

Jillian Hurst, Mitte Scholar, has been named the Circle of Excellence award winner by the Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation and Texas State University-San Marcos. She will be honored at a reception Thursday, joined by her parents and special guests at Texas State University. Hurst is a social work senior at Texas State and will graduate in May. She has attended Texas State for the past four years as a Mitte Scholar, Honors Society member and has been recognized on the Dean’s List every semester. She has maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA while working at The Greater San Marcos Youth Council, Inc. as a direct care worker in the emergency shelter. Originally from the town of Bulverde, Hurst has participated in many community service activities including The Mutual Adoption Pact (through Texas State), and with the children of GymKatz of Texas State and Children’s Activity Time of First Christian Church. The Mitte Foundation established a Mitte Scholarship Program at SWT in 1997. Through the vision of Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte of Austin, the Circle of Excellence Awards were created to recognize outstanding Mitte Scholars (undergraduates) and Fellows (graduates) who, throughout their academic years, have shown outstanding leadership, exemplary behavior, citizenship and community involvement.

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April 11, Unknown Hours Burglary of a vehicle/Baseball field parking lot — During a routine security check, an officer came in contact with a vehicle that had been burglarized. The owner of the vehicle was contacted. This case is under investigation. April 11, Unknown Hours Theft under $500/Texas State Golf Course — A student reported a pole and flag was missing from the golf course. This case is under investigation. April 11, 1:46 p.m. False alarm/Report/Jowers Center — An unknown individual activated the fire alarm pull station unnecessarily. This case is under investigation.

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Rolling Oaks reconstruction to begin; Snyder Hill project put on hold

The city of San Marcos Street Department will begin minor reconstruction of Rolling Oaks Drive between Stagecoach Drive and Snyder Hill, postponing the Snyder Hill paving project to accommodate more extensive utility and road reconstruction planned in the future. “We reassessed plans to install wastewater lines on Snyder Hill scheduled in the 2005-2007 capital improvements program,” said Richard Mendoza, Public Works director. “The new sewer mains will require extensive road cuts since they will be located in the street right-of-way. We are postponing the repaving of Snyder Hill so we can coordinate the utility work with street reconstruction.” The Rolling Oaks Drive resurfacing project between Snyder Hill and Stagecoach Drive will be scheduled within the next three weeks when the milling machine becomes available, Mendoza said. Work will include the addition of ribbon curbs as well as asphalt overlay of the street. The project is expected to take four to six weeks to complete. Residents are being notified by the Street Department about the change in plans through the distribution of fliers. No street closures are expected in the project, although drivers may expect brief lane closures and flaggers directing traffic. Minor reconstruction involves grinding the old asphalt, recycling it with base materials, reshaping the streets and adding a new asphalt surface. Motorists are asked to drive carefully in the construction zone. The streets are part of the final year of a six-year, $4.5 million street reconstruction program undertaken by the city of San Marcos. Streets completed since October include Charles Austin, Schulle and Algarita drives; Clara, Prospect, Brown, Belvin, Quarry, Veramendi and Manor Park streets; and Hill and Fenway loops. Street Department crews are continuing to work on Chaparral Street and Camaro Way. The goal of the six-year maintenance-overlay program is to repave approximately 107 lane miles, or about 70 percent of the city’s streets. After this year, the program will continue on a modified basis. For more information, call the Public Works Department at (512) 393-8036.


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April 12, 11:58 p.m. Burglary of a building/Springtown Way — Radio Shack was burglarized, but nothing appeared to be missing. April 12, 1:11 p.m. Burglary of a building/1200 North Bishop Street — Building was burglarized in the 1200 block of N. Bishop Street. April 11, 3:31 p.m. Burglary of a habitant/Hofheinz Street — Residence was burglarized in the 1700 block of Hofheinz Street. April 11, 1:12 a.m. Hit and run/River Road — Unknown person hit residence with vehicle. April 10, 1:39 p.m. Burglary of a vehicle/West Avenue — Suspect(s) entered locked vehicle and stole items at West Field Apartments.

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Burney, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Alamo hostess, said she thinks it made them more realistic. “It showed in the end what they did that made them so heroic,” Burney said. “They go back and depict these men and how their behavior shines forth.” Historically, de la Teja said the film is mostly accurate but they still have some of the usual distortions. He said the film incorporates some of the most recent historical findings, including the controversial execution of Crockett. Previous depictions of the battle of the Alamo have shown Crockett going down fighting, his honor and glory in tact. In the movie, he is captured and told to beg for his life, which he does not do. The execution theory was taken from the diary of Mexican soldier Jose Enrique de la Peña, whose writings suggest he witnessed the execution. Another element typical of previous Alamo movies is the idea that Col. William Barrett Travis drew a line in the sand and asked his soldiers to step over the line if they were willing to fight to the end. De la Teja said new evidence suggests there was no line drawn by Travis, played in the movie by Patrick Wilson. But despite historical controversies, there are several elements of the film that were done correctly, without debate, including the fact that colonial citizens of the town of San Antonio de Bejar spoke Spanish. This is the first Alamo movie to include subtitles. The film also includes Juan Seguin, a Tejano who fought along side the anglo Texians and was the only officer to fight at the Alamo and the battle of San Jacinto. De la Teja said the film does put a Hollywood spin on the story but this was required in order to get an audience. “The whole point is to make something that’ll put people in the seats, so it can’t be a documentary,” de la Teja said. “The performance it had at the box office tends to indicate that they weren’t successful at bridging that gulf between documentary and action film. Walking that tightrope between the two is a really tough fact. They didn’t get the balance they wanted but it would have been tricky under even the best circumstances.”

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FEC hearings to address rules on soft money, elections

By Lisa Getter Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Peek inside the in-box of the Federal Election Commission and you’ll find thousands of e-mails from people who want an immediate crack down on the liberal groups that are spending millions of dollars on advertising in an attempt to defeat President Bush in November. Richard Perrin of Rochester, N.Y., wrote that such groups “are engaging in a blatant end run around the campaign finance laws, and their actions should not be tolerated.” But thousands of e-mails also have come from union members, nonprofit representatives and people such as Dannie Wolf of Lawton, Okla., who fear that the FEC is about to erode their

First Amendment right to speak freely. Inundated with more than 140,000 e-mails and 11,000 faxes the FEC will begin hearings Wednesday on what, if anything, it should do to regulate the so-called 527 groups and other nonprofit advocacy groups that spend money to influence elections. More than 30 people are scheduled to speak on both sides of the issue Wednesday and Thursday. The sixmember, bipartisan commission is set to vote on the matter May 13, though it is not clear whether it has the four votes necessary to change the rules. The FEC hearings will address whether some 527s should be subject to rules that govern political committees — thereby prohibiting them from spending soft money on federal elections.

Ashcroft lays blame with Clinton Administration for 9/11 By Shannon McCaffrey Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON — An unapologetic Attorney General John Ashcroft battled charges Tuesday that he failed to focus on terrorism before the Sept. 11 attacks and blamed the Clinton administration for constructing legal obstacles that thwarted investigations into the al-Qaida terror network. In an appearance before the commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, Ashcroft said the Justice Department was handicapped by an intelligence system that “was destined to fail.” Others, however, laid the blame at Ashcroft’s feet. Former acting FBI Director Thomas Pickard said Ashcroft rejected requests for more counterterrorism funding in the summer before the attacks, opting instead to concentrate on traditional crimes such as those involving guns and drugs. Pickard said he learned Ashcroft had rejected his appeal for more money on Sept. 12, 2001. It was a day of finger-pointing at the bipartisan commission, which is examining law enforcement failures leading up to the deadly terrorist strikes on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The FBI, fighting to keep counterterrorism under its watch, took a beating in the daylong hearing, which replayed FBI miscues leading up to the attack. Ashcroft used his testimony to launch a salvo at the Clinton administration, saying the


Justice Department under Attorney General Janet Reno erected a legal “wall” that he claimed made the attacks possible. With his testimony broadcast live on cable news channels, Ashcroft announced that he’d declassified a 1995 memo from Reno’s deputy, Jamie Gorelick, who as a commission member was sitting in front of him listening to his testimony. Gorelick’s memo to then FBI Director Louis Freeh and others said that there should be a clear separation of counterintelligence and criminal functions “beyond what is legally required.” Some critics have blamed intelligence failures prior to Sept. 11 on the legal “wall” that prevented criminal investigators and intelligence agents from talking to each other in many instances. The Patriot Act, passed after Sept. 11, has essentially demolished that legal wall. But others were surprised by Ashcroft’s lack of interest in terrorism in his early months in office. Former FBI counterterrorism chief Dale Watson, now retired, told commission investigators that he “almost fell out of his chair” when he learned that counterterrorism hadn’t even been listed in Ashcroft’s May 10, 2001, budget memo outlining his top priorities for the year ahead. Although counterterrorism budgets were increasing in the years before the attacks, officials from the FBI and CIA complained repeatedly Tuesday that the funds weren’t

enough. Meanwhile, the threat from al-Qaida was growing. “Al-Qaida was turning out five times more graduates from their camps than the FBI and the CIA were graduating from their training schools,” said Pickard, who was at the helm of the FBI in the summer before the attacks. Former CIA counterterrorism chief Cofer Black told the commission: “Unfortunately ... when people die you get more money.” Pickard said that with an alarming number of threats in Summer 2001, he briefed Ashcroft several times about the danger of terrorist attacks. He testified that at one meeting Ashcroft said he didn’t want to hear any more about terrorism. Ashcroft hotly disputed that he had made any such statement. He said that, far from ignoring terrorism, he was interrogating Pickard about possible threats inside the United States. Neither Ashcroft nor Pickard were provided with the Aug. 6 presidential intelligence briefing titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” Pickard disputed a key assertion of the memo, saying its claims that the FBI was investigating 70 bin Laden-related cases at the time “was somewhat inaccurate.” He declined to provide the actual total, but a senior official told Knight Ridder that the bureau had inquiries into 70 possible terrorism cases, but not all of them were related to al-Qaida.


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Last year’s tax cut saves Bush thousands of dollars

WASHINGTON — Last year’s tax cut proved to be a significant windfall for its main architect and political instigator, saving President Bush tens of thousands of dollars on his 2003 tax returns. Meanwhile, for Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the Democrat seeking to drive Bush from the White House, his tax burden more than tripled an income that surged with the sale of a milliondollar painting. Bush and first lady Laura Bush had incomes totaling $822,126, down 4 percent from the $856,058 they reported last year, according to tax returns released Tuesday by the White House. But the president’s taxes fell much more. His federal income tax payment last year dropped $41,229, or 15 percent, from the 2002 level of $268,719. In all, the tax cut Bush signed into law last summer saved him and his wife $30,858, according to Robert McIntyre, executive director of the laborbacked Citizens for Tax Justice. Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney, reported income of $1,273,334, up $102,965 or nearly 9 percent from 2002. Their tax burden dropped sharply, to $253,067 from $341,114, a decline of more than $88,000. Although the Cheneys were easily in the top tax bracket of 35 percent, their effective tax rate fell from 29 percent in 2002 to 20 percent in 2003.

Fears hamper work in rebuilding Iraq WASHINGTON — In the latest sign of escalating trouble in the effort to rebuild Iraq, thousands of Iraqi workers are refusing to show up for construction jobs because of spreading anti-Americanism and ongoing security problems, industry and occupation officials said Tuesday. At the same time, a growing number of American and foreign contractors working in Iraq have suspended their activities, relocating staff to more stable areas or in some cases pulling out of the country entirely. The two trends have led occupation and industry officials to worry that the delays might postpone the rebuilding effort that is crucial to providing jobs and basic services to help calm the restive Iraqi populace. “Everybody accepts the fact that we have to move forward on the construction,” U.S. Navy Capt. Bruce Cole, a spokesman in Baghdad for the coalition office that oversees construction contracts, said by telephone. “A lot of Iraqis are looking for jobs and a livelihood. A lot of the folks involved in the unrest wouldn’t be there if they were giving up their

jobs to go do it.”

Judge bans press from publishing juror names NEW YORK — The fallout from the Tyco mistrial has apparently affected the jury selection in the retrial of star technology banker Frank Quattrone, with the judge presiding over Quattrone’s case Tuesday ordering reporters not to publish the names of any juror named in court. “It is an order of the court that no member of the press or media organization is to divulge at any time or until further order of this court,” U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen told a Manhattan courtroom packed with reporters and hundreds of prospective jurors. About a dozen prospective jurors were interviewed Tuesday in open court out of a panel of about 200. Quattrone, 48, former head of Credit Suisse First Boston’s Technology Group, is charged with obstruction and jury tampering after sending out an e-mail to subordinates in December 2000. A mistrial was declared in the case in October.

Women’s lung cancer growing for decades, study finds An epidemic of lung cancer among American women has been quietly growing for decades, and an end to the upsurge appears nowhere in sight, doctors will report Wednesday. For women, deaths because of lung cancer now outstrip those caused by breast cancer and all gynecologic cancers combined, the researchers will report today. The team of medical scientists who assessed the scope of lung cancer in women say mortality has continued to climb in women even as smoking and deaths from the disease have declined in men. Deaths caused by smoking rose 600 percent in U.S. women between 1930 and 1997, and continues to rise, the team of scientists said. Drawn to cigarettes largely as a method of weight control, young women are as attracted to the habit as their counterparts were in the era of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, researchers said Tuesday. “This is a true epidemic,” said Dr. Jyoti Patel, an instructor in hematology and oncology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “The numbers are far beyond what we would have imagined 30 years ago. In fact, the numbers are in excess of what we would have predicted, and they continue to increase.” Briefs are from wire reports.


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have no opinion because they think it doesn’t affect them, “but fascism is a step-by-step process.” On the issue of whether a presidential candidate’s views on same-sex marriage would affect one’s decision to support that candidate, the survey said male students are significantly less likely than female students to support a presidential candidate who supports gay marriage. Female students were shown to believe the position that the presidential candidate for gay marriage makes no difference on their vote for that candidate. Tajalli said the survey was done to put local views in perspective to national ones. The surveyors gathered more than 1,300 responses by randomly sampling San Marcos as well as the university and analyzed the results in two weeks. They also translated

fortable with the topic and were unable to express their views,” Venzor said. Without being persuasive, she had to try and get participants to express their views on gay marriage, but when it came to rating themselves on a religiosity scale, they were very open, she said. Venzor said doing surveys like this gives the general public an idea of opinions. It can also show political candidates which way their voters are leaning, and it gives them a chance to empathize — Hassan Tajalli with the voassistant professor of political science ters. T h e degree to which stusome students have no opin- dents care about the issue ion,” Tajalli said. “My inter- varies, which is evidenced in pretation is that students are reaction by students such as torn between different argu- Jasper Smith, exercise and sports science senior. ments.” “I don’t really care. I think April Venzor, political science and history junior and it’s alright,” Smith said. An academic debate on the surveyor, said the biggest challenge was getting people topic of gay marriage will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in to take the survey. “Some people were uncom- the Alkek Teaching Theater. the survey to Spanish to include the large Hispanic population of the city and to elicit representative responses. The good thing about statistics like these is that biases are left out, Tajalli said. Numbers talk and differences of opinion are obvious. Tajalli personally has no opinion yet on the subject but found that people in the city are usually more conservative than students. “It was interesting that

“My interpretation is that students are torn between different arguments.”

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required, as Amaya cites many students in past years stopping by between classes. Because the event has been going on for years, Dennis expects attendance to be relatively high. “I’ve been told that attendance has been great in previous years,” Dennis said. “I would expect the same this year. I feel the attendance at Bobcat Pause will reflect that no matter how much our university grows, we understand the power in unity. That is one aim that I hope this program will exemplify.”

Amaya agrees that the popularity and appreciation for the service remains very high. “There has always been a lot of appreciation, especially toward the students,” Dennis said. “People realize and are very grateful that they are volunteering and taking time out of their own to do this. We are constantly getting phone calls sending someone’s gratitude or wanting more information on the program.” In the event of inclement weather, Bobcat Pause will be moved to the LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater. Questions and comments should be directed to the Dean of Students Office at 245-2124.


MARRIAGE: YES OR NO? A Debate Texas State University-San Marcos Thursday, April 15th at 5:30 p.m., in the Alkek Teaching Theater. The debate will be free and open to the entire university community. The event is jointly sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship, the Department of Philosophy Dialogue Series, the Student Affairs Diversity Team, Allies of Texas State, and Lambda of Texas State.

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the skateboarders who attended the meeting. Sean Rosales, a 17-year-old skateboarder, said he requested professional plans for a skateboard park from a designer in California and submitted them to the city a year ago but received no response. However, the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department is proposing to replace a basketball court located in Rio Vista Park with a skate park that could be used by skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders. Rodney Cobb, Parks and Recreation director, said his department has been looking into building a park for a few months and is just beginning to develop a plan to raise money to build it. Cobb said he is looking into a combination of public and private funding including the Tony Hawk Foundation, which promotes the building of public

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skate parks by providing grants that range from $1,000 to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations that can prove the need for assistance. Cobb said this is not the first time a skate park has been proposed in San Marcos. “There has always been some sporadic support in the past, but this seems to be more organized and it seems like there is a large number of kids who want to do it,” he said. Skateboarding can be dangerous, but it is better to do it in a safer environment than on the streets, Cobb said. “A lot of folks say if we build them a skate park, there is a possibility of injury, and yeah there is that possibility, but right now they’re using concrete drainage ditches next to the roads,” Cobb said. “If I were doing it, I would want to do it in an area that was designed for it.” Cobb said his department has requested $100,000 in CDBG

funds from the city for the project and is looking to get the maximum $25,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation. Rosales, who is also an eagle scout, said there is nothing wrong with skateboarding. “It keeps you in shape, it makes you get out of the slums and stops you from doing graffiti and nonsense,” he said. The City Council will determine the allocation of CDBG funds during a special workshop meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday. CDBG funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is allocated according to a five-year plan that designates a community’s priority of needs. The priorities include the following: housing, flood drainage, sidewalks, removal of architectural barriers, parks, senior citizens, youth centers, public facilities and improvement and public services.

“Be technically competent and remember that the pre-condition is that you are good at what you do,” Cisneros said. The greatest benefit of addressing a class of hopeful business owners is the network-

He described a story involving local San Antonio car dealership owner Red McCombs as an example of this relentless work ethic. Focus is another quality Cisneros advised possessing for being a successful business owner. “You have to know precisely what it is you are looking for,” Cisneros said. He cited baseball player Hank Aaron, who once held the career record for home runs, as an example of someone with focus. Another suggestion that Cisneros had for future business leaders was to think outside the normal range. “It’s important to be broad gauged and free thinking,” Cisneros said. His last piece of advice for students was to be able to relate to people. He went on to explain that positive results will be achieved by motivating people in positive ways. Future employers should remember that workers are not robots. They are human beings as well, he said. “It’s an important dimension of business,” Cisneros said. At the end of his presentation, students participated in a question-and-answer session. “The presenters share their life experiences such as the hardships they endure,” said Criselda DeLeon, management senior. “I learn a lot more from listening to the speakers than from reading a book.”

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This Spanish-language-based network is the fifth most watched television network in the nation. “We want students exposed to people who have done what they are thinking about doing or, in other words, starting enterprises, growing them and being successful,” Bell said. Cisneros holds a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from Texas A&M University. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard and a doctorate in public administration from George Washington University. The main topic of his lecture was about the experience with his company, American City Vista. The company is a joint venture that plans to build homes in the central areas of the nation’s major metropolitan areas. Some of the projects included in the venture are Los Arboles and Los Jardines that are located in Austin. While he did answer questions about his company and provided information, he also made five observations that he finds important in the business and political world. The first rule is to provide a service that a consumer actually needs. “You have to have a technical expertise, some kind of technical knowledge that will provide people a service,” Cisneros said. He provided an example of this type of competence by describing Barshop, who is the founder and former director of La Quinta Inns.

“The people who are the most successful are the ones who work the hardest. They are not necessarily the absolute smartest, wittiest, most personable or charming,” — Henry Cisneros Former Secretary, HUD ing that goes on. “The reality is (students) find that starting a business is a very complicated enterprise because it employs every bit of knowledge that the university has,” Bell said. Bell said starting a business not only requires an area of expertise but also incorporates many different areas such as history and mass communication. Cisneros stressed the importance of maintaining a good work ethic. “The people who are the most successful are the ones who work the hardest. They are not necessarily the absolute smartest, wittiest, most personable or charming,” Cisneros said.

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Pointing fingers not the solution

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he independent commission looking into the Sept. 11 attacks has uncovered current and former U.S. officials saying, “I was not informed,” or something to that effect, except for former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke, who actually apologized for the events. But one thing this commission is not able to uncover is anyone willing to take the blame. There was National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice’s initial decision to not tes-

tify to the commission, but after she recanted and did testify, she said the country wasn’t “properly structured” to deal with the threat. And then there’s Attorney General John Ashcroft, who testified to the commission Tuesday putting the blame on the Clinton Administration. He also refuted former interim FBI director Thomas Pickard’s claims that they only met twice in the summer of 2001 to discuss terrorist threats.

Ashcroft also said he feels sorrow for those who died in the attacks. He just won’t take any blame for it. The commission and critics have called for a reorganization of U.S. intelligence, of which President Bush says he’s looking forward to seeing the proposals. But several of these unofficial proposals suggest creating a domestic intelligence agency separate from the CIA. This seems like it would just be a waste of time and resources,

since FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III has been getting the bureau to focus on such domestic issues. More money should be funneled into the FBI and CIA instead of establishing something new. There’s no one person or agency that can be blamed for the Sept. 11 attacks. But doesn’t the public deserve for U.S. officials to admit they messed up instead of just pointing their fingers at someone else? Is that the new American way?

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DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN? Are they really that different?

Last week’s back-and-forth of forth national security interests as ad Republicans pretending to be hoc secondary (or corollary) justificaDemocrats and Democrats pretending tions. Both, however, support a general to be Republicans that went on in The policy of interventionism. University Star was quite a thing to behold. This is not Either one of the examples because the caricatures cre- Richard Simmons given can easily be argued ated by the opposing sides from the perspective of were particularly comeither interest (i.e., humanipelling (or even clever), tarian or national security). Differences in beliefs though. Rather, the intellecconcerning government tual energy expended by regulations of citizens: both sides amounted to a Republicans can probakind of friendly fire, with bly agree that Democrats two sides of the same team Star Columnist tend to support greater contrading shots at each other. trol of individuals’ private To see why this is the case, property, such as gun control, taxation, let’s take a look at the alleged differprice controls, opposition to school ences between Republican and vouchers and anti-smoking laws with Democratic archetypes. Differences in beliefs respect to restaurants and bars. concerning foreign policy: Democrats can probably agree that Republicans can probably agree that Republicans tend to support greater Democrats tend to offer humanitarian control of individuals’ personal freeinterests as a reason to militarily interdoms through censorship, school-sponvene into other nations (e.g., Bill sored prayer, prohibiting or restricting Clinton’s Somalia initiative). abortion, supporting the drug war and Sometimes, though, the Republicans opposing the legal recognition of homosexual marriage contracts. put forth humanitarian interests as ad The difference here, though, is illuhoc secondary (or corollary) justifications. sory, for property rights are the means Democrats can probably agree that of exercising personal freedoms. Republicans tend to offer national Freedom of speech is not possible if security interests as a reason to militar- the speaker cannot control his newspaily intervene into other nations (e.g., per, radio station, lecture hall or book. George W. Bush’s Iraq initiative). The freedom to practice a religion by Sometimes, though, the Democrats put such means as sending one’s children

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to a religious school is not possible for those who cannot afford it if they are forced to pay for public education via taxation. In all cases, property rights and personal freedoms are corollaries; it is impossible to limit one without necessarily limiting the other. Both parties, therefore, fervently support the restricting of our rights. Differences in beliefs concerning immigration policy: This one is a little subtler, but equally perplexing as the prior two. Republicans probably agree that the ideological equivalents of Democrats in many European countries tend to support greater restrictions on immigration when the social welfare systems of the countries are stressed, and less so when they see a need to fill employment vacancies. Democrats can probably agree that in our country, Republicans tend to support greater restrictions on immigration when they believe the welfare system would be stressed or when they believe there is a national security risk. As above, there is less support among Republicans for restrictions on immigration when the aforementioned conditions are opposite. Differences in beliefs concerning the environment: Republicans can probably agree that the Democrats’ preferred method of solving environmental problems is by control of the government, one of the

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largest polluters in the country. Thus we have such situations as the Environmental Protection Agency ordering the Energy and Defense departments to clean up its radioactive and chemical waste, as well as the infamous Love Canal incident, where a government school board brought excavated land near a secured chemical waste storage site (after forcibly buying it from a company that resisted selling it to them). Democrats can probably agree that the Republicans’ preferred method of solving environmental problems is to deny the problems exist. Additionally, Democrats would likely say Republicans have tended to be fans of allowing corporations to make wider use of polluting equipment. Once again, just as in the prior case, the distinction between the Republican and Democratic parties fades upon examination in full context and is reduced to mere difference of battle cries. The socialist (i.e., Democrat) attempts to control one’s mind via his property, and the plutocrat (i.e., Republican) attempts to control one’s property via his mind. In either case, there is a merging of control, and — to the extent that either pushes forth his agenda — we are left less free, less prosperous and less secure. Simmons is a philosophy and mathematics 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

The date was Sept. 11, 2001. Two birds hit the two towers that comprised the World Trade Center, and the world watched as video recordings played and replayed for Americans and the world. One bird clipped the Pentagon and one went down in Pennsylvania. Bush blamed alQaida, and for all practical purposes he was the chosen one to lead this country and the world against the “war on terror.” His approval rating rose to 90 percent even though evidence to the contrary existed. Such evidence is surfacing at this very moment that indicates that not only did this administration know of the terrorist plot against the United States, but also it gave the green light for the terrorist plot to succeed. With the knowledge that the U.S. government has classified technologies to put people in gauntlets and manipulate their primary (including their faculties) and secondary nervous systems, one can reasonably assume that al-Qaida wasn’t the only principle in the conspiracy against Americans and the world. What is Bush’s master game plan? The U.S. military and his intelligence agencies are all over the place. Is it a covert world dominance, monitoring and control scenario? Or is it a big chessboard without regard for human or animal life? He is a habitual liar. He is a pretentious man. He is a man who does not respect the Constitution or the rights of the American people. And he is a man who does not respect international law. I am waiting for the day when people will judge George Bush for who and what he truly is, and stamp him in time. I hope that happens before the presidential election in November. — Rogelio Bautista

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New DVD releases offer special treats to film lovers


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Some DVDs are jam-packed with special features so film lovers will buy terrible movies they would otherwise wear garlic around their necks to ward off. On the other hand, sometimes the public gets lucky and a great movie is supplemented by bonus material that makes the filmic experience sweeter than imagined. For the film lovers, April is going to be sweeter than all that Easter candy on sale at Walgreen’s. This month is full of discs worthy enough for any aficionado’s (or in some cases, the discerning pre-schooler’s) collection. One of the most whimsical movies coming to small screens is Big Fish, a compelling story about the legends and myths a son has heard about his dying father, which come to life through director Tim

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Burton’s characteristic imagination. The DVD has oodles of featurettes, especially about the special effects, and Burton lends an audio commentary. For more fantasy, try Disney’s The Haunted Mansion about a real estate agent and his family who get stranded in — for those who can’t figure it out — an old haunted mansion. The DVD has lots of extras, including audio commentaries, the making-of, deleted scenes and bloopers. Finally, 8-year-olds will get the opportunity to learn about the secrets of filmmaking through the miracle of the DVD director’s commentary. Also out from Disney is Brother Bear (on a mind-boggling two discs), with the usual glut of extras — animated outtakes, deleted scenes, a making-of documentary and interactive games for little tikes and college students with way too

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Decade reveals new styles, draws from the past We’ve made it to the ’90s, the last stop on our fashion through the decades tour. If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking this decade isn’t really all that old, but it is old enough to be recognized for its fashion trends, so let’s get started. ’90s fashion is probably the hardest to label. The whole decade didn’t swing one way on the fashion factor. Individuality within big groups was more commonly seen. After a time period like the ’80s, seemingly everything was acceptable. New teen idols made new fashion statements. The grunge look, brought to the forefront by bands such as Nirvana, was popular. The look consisted of stringy hair, ripped jeans and flannel shirts worn over band T-shirts. Even models prancing down the runway sported a glammed-up version. I know you guys remember Kid ’N Play, the string of sex-driven teen

movies they starred in and their off-thewall clothes. Clothing in the early ’90s seemed to have a fascination with geometric shapes and bright colors. We’re talking about a time period when wearing opposites, say, one yellow sock and one red sock, was considered cool. Ooh, and don’t forget Kid’s box haircut. Pepe, Guess and Girbaud jeans were all popular during this time. Wraparound skirts, skorts and overalls were also big in the early ’90s. The mid- and late ’90s formed a casual stance to fashion. Designers Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger gained popularity during the decade as teens rushed to buy their clothes. Doc Martens, Adidas wind pants, cargo pants and canvas shoes are just a few of the things parents just had to buy for children of the ’90s. The Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle and Buckle were also popular stores for teens to shop. A plethora of clothing appealed to this crowd. The motto was “anything


goes.” Followers of the grunge phase wore JNCO jeans, Airwalk shoes, all black, whatever, as long as nothing from the Gap hung in the closet. Perhaps the most notable thing about the ’90s is that while many different groups and fashions were introduced, designers looked to the past for ideas. This would explain the sudden resurgence of platforms, baby-doll dresses, flared jeans and Mary Janes that were popular during my junior high years. Hawaiian prints became fashionable and were seen on anything from shirts and hats to swimsuits. Popular accessories in the ’90s were backpack purses, fishing hats, white hair bands, butterfly hair clips, thighhigh stockings and plastic, rubbery bracelets with glitter in them. Well, that’s the ’90s in a nutshell. Not much to tell that you don’t already know. Keep the clothes in your closet; in 10 years you’ll be wearing the same things over again, if you can fit into them. Maybe this will keep you motivated to stay in shape.


UNDERGROUND local dj showcase kadabra

(deck support, g3-entertainment)

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(eyedrop records) (house & breaks) an all ages free event

venue: the basement lbj student center 1st floor date: 04.15.04 time: 8.30 - 11.00p contact: 512.245.3219

last show of the semester

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Alamo captures passion of historical Texas icons

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much time on their hands. Working up the age ladder, Party of Five: Season One is finally going to be released on DVD. All 22 episodes come on five discs, with an audio commentary by cast and crew, a nine-part feature on the series and a “Family Album” about how the show was created. Now, TV fans get ready to be giddy: Freaks and Geeks is coming to DVD, with two levels of commitment available. “Geeks” can buy the $70 version ($50 at Amazon), a sixdisc set with all 18 episodes, the usual bonus goodies and 29 audio commentaries by the actors, writers, directors, network executives, parents of cast members and obsessive fans. For $120, “Freaks” can get an extra two discs with even more auditions, deleted scenes, outtakes and promos; single-camera perspectives

sadistic “Napoleon of the West” John Lee Hancock’s film and difficult to take seriously. The Alamo nearly portrays the film Throughout the script he comfacts surrounding the Texans’ defeat at the Alamo and later R E V I E W pares the large number of his own the success at the battle of San ««« lost troops to the chagrin he might Jacinto accurately. However, it The Alamo experience upon discovering the Dir.: John Lee deaths of his chickens. His short also drastically plays up the Hancock stature and arrogant mannerisms myths that resulted in the afterStars: Dennis math. The movie introduces a Quaid, Billy Bob cater to the favor of a modern viewcouple of unique twists to the Thornton, Jason ing audience and therefore was a Patric, Emilio slightly unrealistic and comical heralded tall-tale heroes most Echevarria portrayal of the great general. familiarly associated with the Rated PG-13 Last, but certainly not least, the battle, as well as its most infadarling of the Alamo, Davy mous foe. Quaid, thoughtfully cast as a rustic rendi- Crockett (Thornton), was the most enjoyable tion of Gen. Sam Houston, gives a stout per- character of the film. The character of formance, though he is not allotted as much Crockett, through his crazy antics, held fast screen time as another headlining star, who to the larger-than-life stereotype and enterwill remain unnamed for now. Houston and tained viewers as he playfully shoots a shoulJames Bowie (Patric) serve as burley, fear- der tassel from Santa Ana lecturing Mexican less dignitaries as well as token slow-talking officers, claiming that the wind made him alcoholics and provide a modicum of comic “miss.” Few stories regarding Texas’ battle for relief. Near the end of the film, Houston addresses angry soldiers before the battle of independence are as beloved to Texas-folkSan Jacinto with a warm, fuzzy, yet heart- lore aficionados and native Texans alike as wrenching speech requesting they fight in the story of the Alamo. One hundred and remembrance of the lost soldiers of the eighty-nine soldiers gallantly fought against 4,000 and died behind the sacred mission Alamo. Unfortunately, the movie only vaguely in 1836, in a 13-day battle. This film, though mentions the events that occurred at Goliad, it seemed over the top at times, successfulwhich was a very important milestone in ly conveys the passion and determination of motivating Texans to fight for independence. those who laid down their lives for Texas’ Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana independence. — Krystal Mercer (Echevarria) was an elegantly decorated yet

Deana Newcomb/Touchstone Pictures Green Jameson (Thomas Joel Davidson), David Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton), William Travis (Patrick Wilson), Micajah Autry (Kevin Page) and a small group of men find something to fight for in Touchstone Pictures’ epic drama, The Alamo.


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Clumsy mirrors quirkiness of life BY RICKEY PURDIN ARTS REPORTER When you pick up Jeffrey Brown’s autobiographical comic, Clumsy, you may disregard the shaky line art and crude nude drawings as some shallow collection of softcore porn. You may get confused by the non-linear storyline or the absence of any supporting cast other than Brown’s girlfriend, Theresa. You may even hate the way he whines and seems to focus on meaningless moments throughout the book. You should stop and take a closer look. Brown dropped a silent, bittersweet, graphic novel bomb with Clumsy, a 224page love story from Top Shelf Publications. When it hit the comic scene in 2002, few people took notice. Since then, however, fans and critics alike have slowly gotten on board the “Brown Bandwagon” because of what sets him apart from other creators: He’s true. Clumsy takes place during the course of a year, detailing the true story of Brown and Theresa and their insane love life. No portion of their relationship is too taboo for Brown, either, as he portrays their first sexual encounter, their many showers together or the countless other episodes of sex they have throughout the year. Set in digest format, each page contains a six-panel moment the two shared while trying to make their long-distance, crosscountry relationship work (Brown was in Chicago while Theresa lived in Florida). Adventures at the airport, quickies in their parents’ houses and lonely phone conversations provide the ultimate voyeur peak into a real relationship and the troubles it can face. Each page has its own title and self-con-

Mag Q&A with Love, daughter shows her frankness

Knight Ridder Newspapers We’re sure editors at Blender thought it was a cute idea. But the Q&A between Courtney Love and her 11-yearold daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, which appears in the magazine’s May issue — and Love is excerpted by — is anything but cute. Like so many things Court’s been doing lately, it’s creepy. The idea: Have Frances Bean ask Mom all sorts of frank questions for the Mother’s Day issue. The reality: When the preteen said Janet Jackson’s breast-bearing at the Super Bowl was inappropriate, mommy dearest counters, “But I’ve shown my (unpublishable word for breasts) in front of people.” Moving right along, Love tells Frances Bean that she’s lonely: “Sometimes, mommies need to (have sex), too,” she said. Daughter shoots back: “But Mommy, you intimidate men!” Meanwhile, Love, who has lost custody of her daughter to the girl’s maternal grandmother, tells the New York Daily News that a woman pretending to be her cleaning lady broke into her Manhattan apartment last week and stole bank documents and $600 in cash.

tained story, some lasting as long as three pages. Another fun quirk with this book is the way Brown arranges the little vignettes into a seemingly random pathway that highlights and darkens certain areas of the year. Some sections run into others, but all have a reason for their positioning and work together to make the story more enjoyable than if they were laid out in chronological order. It’s this type of detail that pushes Brown’s work a notch above his contemporaries. For those of you who can’t stand to have to put the story in order in your mind, there’s a key to the events and a map on the last page that can help out. The beauty of Clumsy is the situations Brown shares are so familiar you’ll cringe and remember your own past. Through sweet times and teeth-clinching awkwardness, you can’t help but see a little of your-

self in these stories, and, just like Brown’s rocky relationship, this look back at yourself can sting. The black-and-white pages add a sense of rawness to the narrative, and the rough, unfinished feel of Brown’s unmistakable line art makes you uncomfortable and mesmerized at the same time. You’ll keep saying, “Just one more page and I’ll put it down.” But don’t rush to the end — take in the art and appreciate it for its simplicity and pacing. Brown is a genius at creating silence and sorrow in a single panel while conveying the hilarity of a tickle fight in another. Above all else, Brown opens up his life to an audience he can’t see and bears a massive amount of his soul and discomfort to the reader. Things get emotional to an almost gut-wrenching end before slinging back and revealing raw wounds in Brown’s heart. On a side note, Brown received throngs of letters from male readers who wanted to see him stand up to Theresa in a few of their more sentimental moments. He said they wanted a more chauvinistic reaction from the gentle scribe. In reaction, he wrote Be a Man, a 32page mini-comic released this year to coincide with the re-release of Clumsy. In the follow-up, Brown creates fictitious moments where his male side would have shined through instead of his kind nature. Hilarious in execution, this supplement proves that Brown turns out all right after the grievous days he faces in the final pages of the book. I can’t tell you what happens; you have to pick the book up yourself. And get over the notions you may develop at first. This $10 comic will show you how easy it is to be clumsy.

DVD: New releases offer variety of never-seen-before extras

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of the casts’ favorite takes; three live “table reads”; a script never shot; a yearbook loaded with photos and memorabilia; and lots of surprises. This deluxe edition is available for a limited time from Moving on to more mature subjects, Something’s Gotta Give, the Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson old-people-arecool-too movie, has multiple commentaries with director and actors that are sure to please anyone with a soft spot for romantic comedies. Theatre majors should investigate The House of Sand and Fog, the DVD that contains deleted scenes, outtakes, audition tapes and a commentary with the legendary Ben Kingsley. Those looking for adventure haven’t been abandoned at sea this spring either. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World comes in a featureless single disc edition or a twodisc collector’s set which includes The Hundred Days, an hour-plus documentary about the film’s production; “In the Wake of O’Brian,” director Peter Weir’s account of adapting Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring novels for the screen; and various featurettes. There is no commentary track, but the thoroughness of the bonus material makes one irrelevant. A word of warning for Quentin Tarantino aficionados already reaching into their wallets to buy Kill Bill: Volume 1 — at the dear sum of $29.99,

one would expect more than a 25-minute making-of and a handful of trailers, but that is all that the disc has to offer. Go ahead and bet a Big Kahuna Burger that both volumes of Kill Bill will be released in a super ultimate deluxe collector’s set at a later date.

AUSTIN MARLEY FESTIVAL Sat., April 17 & Sun., April 18 Auditorium Shores, Austin $7 admission fee, plus two cans of food to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Performers include Carlton Pride Band, DRUM, Tribal Nation, Spoonfed Tribe and Dred I Dred.

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Spring brings new shows to the TV screen BY PORSHA THOMAS TRENDS REPORTER

Spring is here, and we all know what that means — new (and some old) TV shows. All the shows have made it to their season finales and the new ones are riding in. And if you weren’t getting tired of reality TV shows, there are more on the way. CBS joins the festivities with three reality TV shows of its own. A Diva of Domesticities will follow a group of people living together as they compete in different areas of house keeping; among categories judged are gardening, cooking, baking and sewing. The Martha Stewart clones will be judged on their flair for elegant living, party planning and expertise. The Amazing Race, showcasing pairs with pre-existing relationships racing around the world — clueless as to where they’ll go and what they’ll do — will air a new season this spring. From the creator of The Bachelor, The Will will showcase a person with considerable wealth whose family will compete to be named as heir to the fortune. These shows are currently taking applications for those of you who want instant fame and fortune. You have UPN boasting its new show, The Player, a competition to find the country’s smoothest operator. In this

series, a group of young, attractive, self-described “players” will test their abilities, loyalties and charm to determine who among them is the ultimate player. I’m Still Alive showcases survivors of accidents that should’ve killed them. It premieres today. This one looks like one of those Faces of Death type shows where they show footage that makes you gag. The Restaurant debuts April 19 on NBC and follows chef Rocco DiSpirito as he desperately tries to save his failing restaurant from ruin and from being taken over by financier Jeffery Chodorow. And of course MTV is always debuting a bright intern’s idea for a show. In Who Wants to be a Super Hero? contestants compete to develop superhero characters. The winner may have his idea developed for a comic book spin-off and possibly a TV show. A new animated series joins the tribe of Comedy Central shows called Shorties Watchin’ Shorties, about two babies who talk. Of course, it is on the same channel as South Park and Chapelle’s Show, so it’s going to be far different from Rugrats. These are just a few of the shows soon to appear on the tube. You never know, the “clones of Martha Stewart show” may actually be good; we’ll just have to wait and watch.

O’Jays loses battle to keep ex-label from releasing new CD Knight Ridder Newspapers

Philly Soul pioneers the O’Jays has lost a battle on its home turf. On April 2, O’Jays founding members Eddie Levert and Walter Williams filed a suit to stop their former label, Philadelphia International Records, from distributing a new album of unreleased tracks the group recorded in the early 1980s. They said they didn’t want the label to cash in on songs that were “stale and artistically inferior.” But U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick has lifted the injunction, saying a contract the group signed in 1979 gave

the label the right to release Together We Are One. The company had distributed 54,000 copies of Together when the singers sued. In his judgment, Surrick said he believed that the album was unlikely to hurt the group’s legacy, as the O’Jays had argued. “It appears to us that the dispute between these parties has more to do with the financial aspects of their relationships,” he wrote. That seems to be partly true: The singers’ suit also alleged that Philadelphia International, founded by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, had yet to pay them a dime in royalties.

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Entertainment Briefs New Britney video to include suicide scene The way she acts, you’d think Britney Spears was, like, a teenager or something! Case in point: The New York Post said the 21-year-old cultural diplomat has decided to keep a controversial suicide scene in her forthcoming video “Everytime.” The video’s supposed to be an artistic — and edgy — take on Brit’s failed relationship with that other model of intellectual maturity, Justin Timberlake. It shows Stephen Dorff, who plays J.T., ripping up magazine covers bearing his ex’s photo. Then it cuts to a close-up of Brit dead in a bathtub. Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter says Spears’ peeps are shopping around backstage tour

footage for a possible reality TV show. Called OnTourage (you clever gods of the pun!), it’s being pitched as a cross between MTV’s The Real World and 1991’s Madonna: Truth or Dare.

Romance roundup Filmmaker Spike Jonze (Adaptation) is getting over his failed marriage with Sofia Coppola just fine. The New York Daily News said the 34-year-old auteur has been keeping time with Karen-O, the androgynous alterna-chick singer for New York punk trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Jonze and Coppola split in December after four years. He’s said to be the inspiration for the self-absorbed photographer-husband character in Coppola’s Lost in Translation. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez showed up to tape Bravo’s Inside


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the Actor’s Studio on Monday with alleged boytoy Marc Anthony, Entertainment Tonight said. Though the pair deny they are a couple, this is proof enough for us: Why would anyone endure sycophant host James Lipton if it weren’t for love?

Ruben Studdard’s magic bus? Cherub-faced Ruben Studdard and drugs? Not exactly. Cincinnati’s WLWT-TV reports that marijuana was found on the American Idol winner’s tour bus when Ohio state troopers pulled it over Monday in Cleveland, saying it had failed to slow down for a trooper on the berm. But our cuddly hero was NOT on the bus. Ha! Three rubes who were aboard were arrested. Briefs are from wire reports.



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Experienced waitstaff needed, please apply in person at Adobe Cafe. 124 Business, 35 South in New Braunfels. (4/22) ____________________________ Camp counselors needed for Aquatic Sciences Adventure Camp. Co-ed, resident summer camp for students 9-15 years of age located on Texas State University campus. Activities include aquatic biology, water testing, swimming, tubing, river rafting, Aquarena Center, Sea World, Natural Bridge Caverns. Contact Assistant Director for Education, Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center. Must have valid TX driver’s license and be willing to live on campus during camp. Call 245-3541 or e-mail (4/29) ____________________________ Part-time computer technician. New Braunfels, Tuesday & Thursday (8-5) 7 Saturdays (9-1). Experience required . Send resume to or fax 830-620-8478. (4/15) ____________________________ Drivers needed, for raft rentals. No CDL required. Apply 10 am to 2 pm Saturday April 17. 6385 River Road. New Braunfels. 830-907-2687. (4/15) ____________________________ NEW RESTAURANT IN GRUENE. now accepting applications for all positions. pay based on experience. apply Gruene River Grill, 1259 Gruene Rd, located next to NB Museum of Art & Music between 9am-4pm or e-mail resume to (4/29) ____________________________ Office Assistant/ Receptionist for medical office, part-time. Fax resume: 353-7607. (4/15) ____________________________ $PARTY GIRLS!$ needed for promotions events. $100-200 for each 5-7 hour day, (4/15) ____________________________ $WET T-SHIRT$ if you’ve been in or wanted to be in a wet t-shirt contest, we need you for promotions events. $100-200 for each 5-7 hour day. ____________________________ Can you walk, chew gum and have fun all at the same time. Star Ranch is looking for a few good balancing acts! Are you looking for a challenging yet fun and rewarding Summer Camp experience,join us at Star Ranch, a Christian Summer Camp for children withlearning disabilities. Counselors, Teachers, and Nurses needed. Salary, room, board, and laundry provided. Located near Kerrville, call Cody, 830-367-4868. (3/15) ____________________________ Juan Enriquez Restaurant. Now hiring waitstaff & cooks. Apply in person M-F. 2-4 p.m. 500 River Road. Wimberly, Tx 78676. (4/15) ____________________________ INO’z where you should work. INO’z. Restaurant, located on the square in Wimberly. Now interviewing for all positions. apply in person 1-5 p.m weekdays. Call (512)847-6060 for directions. (4/29) ____________________________ !Bartending! $300 a day potential, no exp. necessary, training provided 800-965-6520 x157. (4/29) ____________________________ Bartender trainees needed. $250 a day potential. Local positions. 1-800-293-3985 ext 316. (4/26) ____________________________ Athletic, outgoing students for calendar greeting cards, etc. $50 150/hr no exp needed. 512-684-8296. (4/29)

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Get paid for your opinions! Earn $15-$125 and more per survey! (4/29) ____________________________ SUMMER CAMP JOBS IN COLORADO --- Make a difference in the life of a girl at Girl Scout overnight camps in the mountains SW of Denver. General Counselors, Program Specialists (Western horseback riding, backpacking, crafts, nature,sports/ archery, challenge course, farm, dance & drama) and Administrative Positions. Late May – early August. Competitive salary, housing, meals, health insurance, travel and end-of-season bonuses. For an application, e-mail or call 303-607-4819. (4/29) ____________________________ Arabian Horses: several open positions:Ranch in SM, close to campus, flex hrs. 1.hoof trimmer hrly $ or trade. 2.temp ranch hand $6hr. 3.serious/exp trainers--negot pay. 4.good riders who love to ride$open! 5.attractive models who ride well-trade photos. 6.secretary--coordinate, manage, research--open$ *Riding lessons available. Project: Got 14 horses and more foaling. And a website ( working on photos/text to showcase, market, and sell 11 horses in 6 months. Experience and time are negotiable commodities. Pay you in cash when possible or trade when agreeable ..! Email resume , aspirations, services to: However, if imperative my cell 210-367-7842 and 353-3477 ranch. (4/29) ____________________________ Are you a dynamic, compassionate, motivated individual looking for the EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME? If so then Horizon Camps is the place for you. Horizon Camps is made up of three OUTSTANDING co-ed summer camps, seeking AMAZING staff to work with INCREDIBLE kids ranging in age from 7 to 15. Located in NY, PA, and WV, positions are available in the areas of group leading, athletics, theatrearts, water sports, outdoor education, and so much more. For more information and to complete an application please contact us... 1-800-544-5448. (4/29)

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Roommates needed for house. 1 block from campus. $275 + 1/4 bills. 392-4403. (4/22) ____________________________ URGENT: 2F clean roommates needed, nice house, fully furnished, $375 + 1/3 utilities per mo. 805-0299. (4/22) ____________________________ Roommate needed for May 17 or later. Well-maintained 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home, 1 block from LBJ bus stop. $400/month 1/2 utilities. Contact Ethan (512)393-8744. (4/29) ____________________________ URGENT: 2F clean roommates needed, nice house, fully furnished, $375 + 1/3 utilities per mo. 805-0299. (4/22) ____________________________ Roommate needed. 2 living areas, full-size w/d, very nice, large bedrooms. Short lease. Alarm system. all bills paid. $425. 353-5396. (4/29) ____________________________ Female roommate in 3/2 mobile home in Kyle. 6 mi. from San Marcos. Available now. $300 + 1/3 bills. Call Stephanie 512-557-2606. (4/15) ____________________________ Roommate needed. 3 bedroom house close to campus. $400/month + 1/3 bills. 787-9996. (4/29)


Sarah’s Place now enrolling for Spring and summer care. Infant through 12 years. Call Sarah at 512-392-6808. (4/15) ____________________________ Is money your obstacle? We have your loans today! We’re close to campus and here for you. Stereo’s, DVD’s, Jewelry and more. San Marcos Pawn. 164 S. Guadalupe, 396-7296. (4/24) ____________________________ Typing etc! Audio transcription, resumes, notary public, applications, binding, editing, bumper stickers, tables, etc. 392-9880. (4/29) ____________________________ Professional Photographer Specializes in weddings, portraits & modeling. Visit my website @ For Additional info. Please contact me via e-mail @ ____________________________ why waste time when you can shop online! Or stop in at 325 E. Hopkins. (4/29) ____________________________ 866.290.3030. (4/22)


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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

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

W 20 26 22 20 18 12 11 17 16 12

L 13 9 14 16 16 20 20 19 19 22

PCT .606 .743 .611 .556 .529 .375 .355 .472 .457 .353

baseball VS DALL. BAPTIST 4/13/04 Score by inning


Dallas Baptist.............2..1..1..0..2..0..1..1..0 TEXAS STATE.............1..0..0..0..0..0..0..0..1

8 8 0 2 7 2

Dallas Baptist (32-9) Players AB R H RBI 2b Noss 4 0 1 1 3b Mont. 3 2 0 0 lf Olivo 2 4 2 1 cf Holder 5 0 2 2 ss Zobrist 4 0 1 1 c Yost 1 0 0 0 ph Garza 1 0 0 0 rf Burgess 5 1 1 0 1b Lindsey 4 1 0 0 dh Thoma 2 0 1 1 dh McColloch 2 0 0 0 Totals 33 8 8 6

TEXAS ST (20-16) Players AB R H RBI 2b Mast 2 1 1 0 3b Anson 4 0 1 0 cf Tierce 3 0 0 0 lf Miller 3 0 1 1 1b Cooper 3 1 1 1 rf Martinez 4 0 1 0 c Bednarek 3 0 1 0 dh Quintana 2 0 1 0 ss Ramos 4 0 0 0

Rowland 6.2 6 1 1 3 4 21 26 Sutherland 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 3 4 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 4 6 Sparks TEXAS STATE Pitching H 5 1 1 1 0


Win - Tyler Rowland (2-0), Loss - Patrick Colgan (2-1) Save - None HR - Cooper (7) Time - 2:40, Attendance -357


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 11 8 9 9 4 2

L 2 6 9 9 9 12 12 12 13 16

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

W 36 28 22 19 26 19 20 19 15 12

PCT .905 .714 .571 .550 .550 .400 .429 .429 .235 .111

L 10 15 21 21 23 22 22 24 33 40

T 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PCT .783 .651 .512 .476 .531 .463 .476 .442 .312 .231

NFCA Softball Rankings 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

40-1 27-5 44-4 35-6 39-9 39-7 28-7 35-4 33-6 32-11 30-10 41-10 36-13 30-10 34-12 38-9 31-14-1 44-8 29-11 37-9 26-12 36-8 30-10 36-10 21-15

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

frames was the first inning. Left fielder Ryan Olivo hit a blast to the gap in right-center for a stand-up triple that scored Dallas Baptist University came to San Marcos Tuesday Baseball loses to third baseman Cody Montgomery. Olivo scored when the with a team batting average next batter, center fielder Drew of .335, and the Patriots used Holder, smacked a liner to left those bats to end Texas field, giving the Patriots a 2-0 State’s four-game win streak, Patriots lead. winning 8-2. Tuesday Texas State answered in the The loss drops Texas last half of the frame as left State’s season record to 20fielder Matt Miller took the 16, while DBU improves to team lead for RBI, notching his an impressive 32-9. The Patriots used their potent 35th with a sacrifice fly to left to score offense early, jumping on Bobcat second baseman Nolan Mast. The next two innings would have starter Patrick Colgan in the first three DBU score a run each to take a threeinnings to get four runs off five hits. “We knew they were a good hitting run lead, 4-1. In the fifth DBU scored another pair team,” said Texas State coach Ty Harrington. “We threw out one of our of runs, this time Montgomery scored better pitchers tonight and he showed off a single from Holder that advanced some rust, but give (DBU) credit, they Olivo to second base. With shortstop Ben Zobrist at bat, Olivo tried to steal are a nice hitting ball club.” The most costly of the first few third, Bobcat catcher Dawid Bednarek

Dallas Baptist

R ER BB SO AB BF 6 4 4 2 17 21 0 0 1 0 3 4 2 1 3 0 6 10 0 0 1 2 4 5 0 0 1 2 3 4


Patriots pounce Bobcats early, never look back By Travis Summers Sports reporter


IP 4.1 0.2 2.0 1.0 1.0

Steven Quintana, junior outfielder, slides into second and is tagged out against Dallas Baptist University Tuesday night. The Bobcats were defeated by the Patriots 8-2.

Totals 28 2 7 2

Dallas Baptist Pitching

Colgan Gultz Hurley Hill Baca

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threw the ball to third baseman Kyle Anson, who made the catch and turned to swipe out the base runner and lost control of the ball, sending it into foul territory. As Anson turned to chase the loose ball, Olivo turned the corner and scored on the error to make the score 6-1. DBU added to its five-run lead in the seventh and eighth innings with a run in each. Olivo scored in the seventh for the third time that night as Holder smacked a liner to left field for the runscoring double. In the eighth, first baseman Greg Lindsey got to first and managed to reach third when Bednarek let a passed ball go by and pitcher Brian Hurley followed that with a wild pitch. Lindsey then scored with help from a Drew Noss single. In the ninth, Texas State tried to stage a comeback. First baseman Mark Cooper hit a solo shot over the right field wall to re-tie Miller for the

team lead in RBI. And with two outs, the Bobcats were able to get two runners on. However, it was too little too late as shortstop Dominic Ramos grounded out to end the game with the final 8-2. “They really took it to us,” said Harrington. “But I think they showed tonight that this game was more important to them than it was to (Texas State). We didn’t attack tonight and played lazy baseball.” This weekend Texas State will face Southland Conference rival University of Texas-San Antonio. The Roadrunners are 18-16 after splitting a doubleheader Tuesday with the University of Texas-Pan American. The three-game set will be split with the first game being played in San Antonio at 7 p.m. on Friday. Saturday and Sunday’s match-ups will be played at Bobcat Field. The first pitch for Saturday’s match will be at 3 p.m., while Sunday’s finale will begin at 1 p.m.

Bobcats face Islanders on first stop of 10-game road trip By Jason Orts Sports Editor

Texas State comes into the doubleheader with a record of 36-10 Texas State senior but lost to Sam Houston pitcher Nicole NeuerSoftball visits State University, 6-5, in burg will be going after 11 innings in its last history today when the action. That loss was Bobcats face Texas just the Bobcats’ secA&M University-Corond conference loss of pus Christi in a doublethe season (19-2). header to open their 10TAMUCC is 28-19 game road trip that will and riding the momenPatriots close the regular season. tum of a six-game win(28-19) Neuerburg is just ning streak. The Islandfour strikeouts from For doubleheader ers, the defending Big 1 and 3 p.m. becoming the third South champions, are pitcher in Southland 9-3 so far this season in Today Conference history and conference action. first Bobcat to record 1,000 The Bobcats are 13-4 all-time strikeouts for her career. against the Islanders, including a Neuerburg, who holds 12 school 3-1 win in the Century/Tel records, won her 100th game ear- Bobcat Classic earlier this sealier this season, the first Bobcat to son. accomplish that feat. In that game, TAMUCC pitcher Sarah Pauly dominated, striking out 10 Bobcat batters, but allowed a two-run double to

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Texas State third baseman Brittany Hodge in the sixth inning that proved to be the game winner. Pauly, a junior from Phoenix, Ariz., is just 17-8 this season despite a sparkling 0.87 ERA and 315 strikeouts in just 195 1/3 innings of work. She will have the task of matching Neuerburg, who is 24-5 with a 1.49 ERA. Neuerburg has fanned 232 batters and has been a workhorse for the Bobcats, logging 206 innings so far this season. The Islanders are an average team at the plate, hitting .258 as a team, with freshman Erica Armenta as the only batter in the lineup hitting better than .300 (.344). Armenta is 20-23 on stolen base attempts as well. TAMUCC is not a team that puts a lot of balls out of the park, as the Islanders have hit only 20 home runs.


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Ashley A. Horton/Star photo A sacrifice bunt by freshman outfielder Amy Krueger brings in the tying run in the tenth inning against Sam Houston State University Saturday. Despite losing that game, the Bobcats secured a spot in the conference tournament and visit Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi today. Freshman Megan Hansen has been the most productive Islander with team-leading totals of eight home runs and 20 RBIs. The Islanders will likely throw Dani Damel in the circle in the second game of the double dip. The senior is 7-5 this season with a 1.79 ERA but has only finished two of the 13 games she has started. Damel is a contact pitcher who relies on her defense as she has fanned just 56 batters in her 70 1/3 innings of work. Damel will be opposed by Katie Ann Trahan, who after struggling early this season, has settled down as of late, winning her last six decisions. Trahan’s winning streak has put her record at 12-5. Trahan is also one of two Bobcats who is hitting better

than .300, at .306 and leads the team in RBIs with 35. But Trahan is well behind center fielder Kristen Zaleski, the SLC’s leading hitter with a .433 average. The Bobcats will be back in conference action this weekend with a chance to clinch the top seed in the SLC tournament when they face the second place University of Texas-San Antonio in a three-game series. Texas State holds a four-game lead over the Roadrunners with six remaining and needs to win two of three to claim the SLC regular season championship. The Bobcats and Roadrunners will square off in a doubleheader, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Sunday’s finale also beginning at 1 p.m.

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04 14 2004