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Informed voters?

Three-game action

Bobcats defeat UT-Arlington in 2 of 3 games during weekend play/Sports/Page 10

Fun in the sun

A few tips on how to float the river the right way/Trends/Page 7

Uninformed students don’t contribute to city politics/Opinions/Page 5



APRIL 27, 2004



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Candidates debate on city issues By Amelia Jackson News Reporter Economic development dominated the topics discussed during Thursday’s debate between the San Marcos mayor candidates. Robert Habingreither, incumbent and technology chair, and Susan Clifford-Narvaiz, challenger and local entrepreneur, debated the issues to an audience of about 35, predominately composed of students. “I think the turnout was fantastic,” said Timothy Small, College Democrats president and event co-host. “I hope students

Bradley Sherman/Star Photo Above: Lynn Litchke, therapeutic recreations instructor, succesfully rappels off of the 4th floor of the Supple Science Building Monday courtesy of the Campus and Outdoor Recreation Center. Below: James Baerber, recreation administration senior, adjusts his rigging while hanging from a 40-foot rappelling rope Monday.

Group works to promote recreational activities


everal students rappelled off the side of the Supple Science Building at 1 p.m. Monday. The event began a week of recreational awareness activities sponsored by the Texas State Association of Recreation Majors. “The goal of the overall week is to spread awareness of the healthy recreational opportunity that students have on campus,” said Chris Burnett, Campus Recreation associate director. Students took a rappelling course through the Outdoors Center in preparation for the event, which lasted from 1 to 4 p.m. Other activities on campus include a rock-climbing wall in The Quad from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and wheelchair basketball games in the Recreational Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The week will end with a guest speaker from the San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. A dinner will be provided for attendants of the speech. “We just hope everyone can come out and join the fun,” said Beth Erickson, recreational education assistant g See HANGING, page 4

Student gallery shows campus life

By Nikki Dawson News Reporter

Texas State created its own photo gallery Friday on the 4th floor of the LBJ Student Center from photographs submitted for the first “A Week in the Life of Texas State.” Of the more than 50 pictures entered in the contest, judges selected 16 photographs to put on display. The judges were James Studer, vice president of Student Affairs; Ernie Dominguez,


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Associated Student Government president; Josie Castillo, Texas State alumnus; David Nolan, mass communication lecturer who teaches photojournalism; and Charlie Salas and Lanita Hanson, LBJ Student Center directors. The judges were allowed to select as many as two entries from the same contestant. “A Week in the Life of Texas State” challenged students to photograph various g See GALLERY, page 3

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Flagship status hot topic for ASG Officers argue about meaning of the term

By Amber Conrad News Reporter

can become more informed on local issues and we can continue to have events in the future that encourage student participation (in politics).” There was one issue the two agreed upon: the importance of economic development and growth in San Marcos. The ideas on how to handle the development and growth differed slightly. Candidates used their opening statements as time to introduce themselves to the audience. Habingreither spoke first and talked about his three children,

By Amelia Jackson News Reporter

Despite initial concerns about making quorum, the Associated Student Government held debates, passed legislation and watched as tempers flared during the last meeting of the semester. Emergency legislation left off the agenda and introduced 30 minutes into the meeting had many senators arguing the issue of the university obtaining flagship status. Chris Jones, Senate pro-tempore and vice president-elect, authored legislation calling for support from the Senate for Texas State to pursue flagship status within the Texas State University System.

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“I believe this university is the best university in the state of Texas,” Jones said. “I also believe this university is the target university for flagship status in the system.” Problems arose when Jones and President-elect Jerry Parker, who was the lead sponsor on the bill and won the race for president on a ticket promising the promotion of flagship status, could not clearly define the term. Jeremy Boucher, biochemistry senior, said the issue was hastily approached and better left for next year’s Senate. He also expressed concern because he said he saw ASG members testify to the state Senate that flagship status was not a goal planned to be derived from the name change of the university. Senators asked for more clarification of the term before agreeing the university should

SMCISD trustees endorse drug testing By David Doerr News Editor

San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District trustees endorsed the implementation of student drug testing for the 2004-2005 school year Thursday, while delaying the approval of a specific policy until the board reconvenes in May. Although the student drug testing committee has drafted a policy, the school board has

not yet approved the specifics of the program. The proposed policy would allow SMCISD to administer random drug tests to all students in grades seven through 12 involved in competitive school activities, including sports, fine arts and ROTC. If approved, it would be among the most comprehensive in Central Texas. School Board President Barrie Breed said, while she realizes drug testing is not a cureall, she does believe there will be students

Historian recognized for local preservation

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who choose to stay away from drugs to continue participating in extracurricular activities. “If we can steer our extracurricular kids away from drug use it can’t but help to have an impact on the overall culture of our schools,” Breed said. “The more kids there are saying ‘no’ the better the school environment will become.” g See TESTING, page 4


By Kay Richter News Reporter

San Marcos historian Frances Stovall was recognized Saturday for her dedication to preserving San Marcos landmarks and history the past four decades. “I’ve always been a historian by nature, maybe because of where I lived,” Stovall said. Through Stovall’s work, ventures such as the preservation of the Charles S. Cock house, the Eli T. Merriman Cabin and the San Marcos River beautification project became a reality. The Cock house was built in 1867. It was the home of farmer and former Mayor Charles S. Cock. The house is constructed of limestone, elm, pine and cedar. It is a recorded Texas Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register. “Originally, we planned breakfasts to raise funds, but now g See HISTORIAN, page 3

Andrew Nenque/Star photo Marcos Torres, exercise and sports science junior, enjoys his time between classes reading about Kurt Cobain in Revolver magazine, which is one of many found at the University Bookstore.

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Ice Cream Social raises funds for the university An old fashion Ice Cream Social sponsored by the volunteer leadership of the 2004 University Fund Drive will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today in Sewell Park. Special events to help celebrate the close of this year’s campaign include a prize drawing for two Schlitterbahn tickets. Early reports show 54 percent of faculty and staff participated in the fund drive, raising $113,248 and counting. Take some time at the end of your day to join this occasion.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004


Campus Christian Community meets for free lunch and study at 12:30 p.m. at CCC.

Calendar of

EVENTS Tuesday

Catholic Student Center provides a free lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the center. Christians at Texas State meets at noon in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-10.1. 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.

Wednesday 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. Bobcat Supper is at 5:30 p.m. at the Christian Community Center. Science Fiction/Fantasy Society meets at 8 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-11.1. Crosstalk meets at 8 p.m. in the Alkek Teaching Theater. Bible Study meets at 8 p.m. at the CSC.

Relationship Concerns meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Texas State Counseling Center. For more information, call 245-2208. Student Association for Campus Activities hosts the free of charge 3rd Annual River Fest Spring Concert from 5 p.m.-midnight at Sewell Park. Victory Over Violence meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at LBJSC, Room 312.1. 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.


NA Meeting is at noon. For more information, call 245-3601. Campus Association for Student Organizations’ annual registration for all student organizations ends at 5 p.m. in the CASO office. SWAT the organization that provides free rides home for Texas State students, operates from 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

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

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University of Chicago professor to lecture on U.S. constitutional law

Jean Bethke Elshtain, holder of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago, will deliver a free public lecture at Texas State Wednesday. Elshtain will present “The Problems with Legal Moralism” for the 2003-2004 Randall W. Bland Lecture on American Constitutional Law and Theory at 7 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. The lecture series is open to the public and is supported by the department of political science, the University Lectures Committee and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Elshtain is a political philosopher whose work shows the connections between our political and our ethical convictions. She taught at the University of Massachusetts and at Vanderbilt University, where she was the first woman to hold an endowed professorship in the College of Liberal Arts in the history of that institution. A former visiting professor at Harvard and Yale universities, Elshtain holds nine honorary degrees and in 1996 was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A contributing editor of The New Republic, Elshtain has authored and/or edited 20 books and is the author of more than 500 essays in journals of scholarship and of civic opinion. In recent months her work has appeared in a variety of publications including Newsday, Dedalus, Book & Culture, Ethics and International Affairs and in Catholic University Law Review. She has delivered several hundred guest lectures in universities in the United States and abroad, of which more than three dozen have been endowed lectureships. Elshtain has been a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; a Scholar in Residence, Bellagio Conference and Study Center, Como, Italy; a Guggenhein Fellow; and a Fellow of the National Humanities Center. In Fall 2003, she held the Maguire Chair in Ethics at the Library of Congress. With E. J. Dionne, she is co-chair of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Elshtain also serves on the Scholars Council of The Library of Congress; on the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Program in American Constitutional Ideals at Princeton University; The Board of Trustees of the National Humanities Center; and the Board of the National Endowment for Democracy. Elshtain is chair of the Council on Civil Society and Chair of the Council on Families in America. For more information, contact the political science department at 245-2143.

SIFE member teaches in human resources class about mutual funds

ROUND ROCK — On April 20, Stacie Stepp, Texas State student and member of the Texas State Students In Free Enterprise team, taught students from lecturer Byron Morgan’s Human Resources class at the Round Rock Higher Education Center about the principles of mutual funds and how to begin investing their money. The project about mutual funds taught the students about principles and concepts of free enterprise and economics. These principles included: personal responsibility, rewards for investing, math concepts, differentiation of different mutual funds and the investing process. The mutual funds projects teach how entrepreneurs succeed by identifying a future need and then profitably getting returns to fill that need. SIFE is a global, nonprofit organization that offers students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise. Texas State SIFE is a leading team, placing within the top 20 teams or higher each year at national competitions since 1997 as well as being the International Champion in 2000. For more information contact Vicki West at 245-3224 or


San Marcos Police Department seeks suspect in aggravated assault case

The investigation of an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon resulted in the issuance of a warrant for Johnny Alison Grant. At about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, San Marcos Police officers responded to a residence in the 100 block of Windmill Drive. Officers found a woman who had been beaten and stabbed. The victim, a 58-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital for her injuries, which included a stab wound to her throat. Police believe Grant assaulted the victim during an argument. Today, investigators obtained a warrant for Grant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony. Officers in Hays and Blanco counties are looking for Grant, who was last seen driving a blue 1991 Chevrolet truck with a white camper (Texas license plate No. 2CG-V72). Grant is known to possess a gun and should be considered dangerous. Blanco County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report that Grant threatened to kill his former employer and his wife following the assault in San Marcos. If you have information regarding this case, please contact Sgt. Penny Dunn of the San Marcos Police Department at (512) 754-2204.


San Marcos Police Department

April 24, 8:23 a.m. Burglary of a vehicle/Highway 123 — Time Warner truck broken into.

April 22, 7:13 a.m. Theft initial dispatch/Summit Ridge — Victim’s Red 1967 Mustang was stolen out of his driveway.

April 21, 1:59 p.m. Burglary of a vehicle/South I-35 — Unknown subject, possibly in a burgundy Ford Tempo, removed four cartons of freight from cargo truck while it was parked at outlet mall. April 21, 1:10 p.m. Theft initial dispatch/South I-35 — Victim advised that her fanny pack was taken after she left it by her car in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express.

Press releases courtesy of Media Relations, the city of San Marcos and Stacie Stepp

University Police Department

April 22, Unknown hours Burglary of habitation/San Marcos Hall — A student reported an unknown individual had entered his room without his permission. This case is under investigation.

April 22, Unknown hours Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle/Bobcat Stadium — A student reported an unknown individual damaged his legally parked vehicle. This case is under investigation.

April 21, Unknown hours Criminal mischief under $500/The Quad — A non-student reported an unknown person spray-painted a vending machine. This case is under investigation.

Campus Crime Stoppers: 245-7867 San Marcos Crime Stoppers: 353-TIPS

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luncheons are served on Fridays by the San Marcos Heritage Association,” Stovall said. Her second major contribution to San Marcos is her effort to beautify the river and maintain parks in the area. “She imagined what could be even though it never had been,” said Jack Byrom, former president of the Heritage Association in a speech at Saturday’s ceremony. “The slogan ‘Beauty along the River’ and river beautification was born, giving to everyone access to see and appreciate one of the most beautiful assets of San Marcos.” Stovall attended McMurry University in Abilene, and it was there that she met her late husband, Col. Jack Stovall. In her younger days, Stovall was a journalist. “I worked for the Abilene Reporter News and was publicity directory of McMurry College,” Stovall said. “When I think of Frances Stovall, five descriptive words come to mind — imagination,

initiative, innovation, involvement and inspiration,” Byrom said. Stovall said she got her inspiration from a congresswoman whom she heard speak about the nation’s Bicentennial Celebration. “She had three things listed, one was to improve your environment, create something that would last and to provide an activity that would go on,” Stovall said. Stovall is an Illinois native. She moved to Odessa, Texas, at age five. In 1972, she moved to San Marcos with her family. “We moved here because of the college,” Stovall said. She has authored four books on Texas history. Clear Springs and Limestone Legends provides a comprehensive history of San Marcos and Hays County. Her most recent work, Historical Markers in Hays County: Volume Two 19772002, provides insight into local history. She has authored numerous columns, which appeared in the San Marcos Daily Record during the 1980s. Her columns were titled, “Window on San

Marcos.” Her personal history is symbolic of her life. Stovall has traveled and lived throughout the world, including countries such as France and Germany. She fondly remembers her time in Paris where she was asked by the American Embassy to provide tours. “My aim now is to recall and make history interesting,” Stovall said. Even today, her generous spirit still impacts the San Marcos community, She has donated archives and scrapbooks of her memories to the San Marcos Public Library. Arro Smith, technical services manager at the public library, recalls how Stovall is a steady contributor to the San Marcos archives. “She’s responsible for putting together everyone’s history from San Marcos,” Smith said. Stovall’s landmark is the live oak tree planted in Veramendi Plaza that is in memory of her and her husband’s works in the community. This tree was dedicated to the couple as part of the ceremony on Saturday.

participated. But it is really nice (to win), since our class is off campus, to have nontraditional students represented.” Campus Activities and Student Organizations hosted the event, which made a true unveiling of the photographs. The roughly 20 people in attendance for the unveiling were not allowed to look at the winning entries until Landon Nickerson, event coordinator and CASO special programs manager, formally announced the winners. “I am really proud of this event,” Nickerson said. “People keep telling me this is an awesome presentation, but it is due to the artists who submitted their work.” However, the display showcasing the winners is not entirely complete. The photo-

graphs are in queue to be framed, but Nickerson said they should be framed by the end of the week. Despite the incomplete appearance, students are still delighted with the results. “I am excited and surprised that I got two winning entries,” said Ashley Frist, English freshman. “It is pretty cool having your work displayed.” The photographs will hang in the hallway of the 4th floor of the LBJSC until April 2005 when the contest will be held again. CASO hopes more students will submit more entries during the coming years and make “A Week in the Life of Texas State” a spirited annual event. Nonwinning entries may be used for advertising for next year’s contest.

Mikaila Bell, geography senior, authored legislation calling for support of the restoration of San Marcos Springs at Aquarena. She also authored legislation supporting the Honor Code Council, which has been worked on for four years. On Wednesday, the Faculty Senate approved legislation supporting the establishment of the council, which would handle student grade disputes with faculty members. ASG wanted to pass legislation supporting the same bill. “This has been a four-year participatory process,” Bell said. “Today was not the day to debate. There has been four years of input, and I’m glad to see (the council) supported by the (ASG).” Bell also announced the Education Council had denied designating Physical Geography as a Natural Science. Bell expressed dismay and said in her opinion she felt geography had not been held to the same measuring stick as Physical Anthropology and Astronomy when the classes were considered for science credit. The Senate passed two bills honoring contributors to the university. Robert Gratz, Academic Affairs vice president, and Robert Krueger, political science pro-

gram faculty member, were each honored with separate simple senate resolutions in their names. Gratz was present at the meeting and thanked the Senate for their commendation. “I want to congratulate this ASG on the persistence with the Honor Code,” Gratz said. “That’s something that will make a difference and have a lasting effect on the university.” Another resolution passed by the Senate called for support in asking the local Wal-Mart to scale back its sale of University of Texas and Texas A&M University gear while increasing the sale of Texas State paraphernalia. After the meeting, Justin McGarry, ASG vice president, said he was grateful for the opportunity he had serving on ASG. “We had a really great year and I am really proud to have served the student body,” he said. “The Senate did a good job and covered a lot of important issues.” Dominguez and McGarry thanked the students at Texas State for allowing them to serve as their representatives. Parker and Jones will take office as the president and vice president respectively June 1.

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themes around campus they felt accurately represented life at the university. Winning photographs depicted students studying, sleeping, exercising and waiting for the bus. The photos varied from black and white prints to an array of various color snapshots. Thirteen students submitted pictures for the contest. Paul Harris, counseling graduate student who submitted 17 photographs, was one of three people who had two pictures selected. “I have taken photography classes in San Antonio at the Southwest School of Art and Crafts for four or five years,” Harris said. “I am pretty pleased with the results, but I wish more people would have

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seek flagship status. “If you want me to give you a definition of flagship status, I can’t do it and neither can any other intellectual,” Parker said. “There is no definition. I can tell you the components of flagship status. I can tell you that Texas State is headed in the right direction.” Senators Yvette Morris, communication studies junior, and Tamara Dyess, marketing junior, helped expedite the debates by changing wording in the legislation to call for support of the research in promoting flagship status for Texas State, rather than calling for blanket support of flagship. Dyess later stormed out of the meeting after senators moved to vote on the issue before listening to her amendments. She returned, but asked senators to respect one another in the future when voting on issues. “For tonight being the last meeting of the year, it ended up being a meeting with a lot of debates on important issues,” said Ernie Dominguez, ASG president. In other business, the Senate unanimously passed five other resolutions.

News Briefs

U.S. changes tactics after Gulf attacks

A pair of nearly concurrent suicide bombing attacks on oil terminals in the Persian Gulf on Saturday — the first waterborne assaults since the United States invaded Iraq — has spurred the American military to significantly tighten security and change engagement tactics. The attacks did little damage to the Iraqi Khawr al Amaya and al Basra oil terminals in the northern Gulf, but one explosion killed two Navy sailors and a Coast Guardsman, Nathan Bruckenthal, 24, the first member of the U.S. Coast Guard to be killed in combat since Vietnam. Both attacks came from small boats that approached separate oil terminals at sea, using tactics similar to the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 off the coast of Yemen. Naval officials said the attacks — one from a dhow, or small sailing boat, and the other involving two speedboats — were unprecedented during Operation Iraqi Freedom and caused immediate concern about increased versatility on the part of insurgents and terrorists fighting coalition forces. Pentagon officials said the attacks had not come entirely as a surprise, since intelligence reports had predicted for some time that such assaults could occur. Though thwarted, the attacks exposed a potential weakness in naval security and prompted the tight enforcement of wide exclusionary zones and the examination of boarding and interception procedures. A senior military officer at the Pentagon said the attacks also prompted the dispatch of an emergency response force of about 50 Marines to the terminals, with orders to remain in the area for the near term.

Court lets ruling on prayer at VMI stand

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to hear Virginia’s appeal of a ruling that struck down the Virginia Military Institute’s suppertime prayers as unconstitutional, ending another hallowed tradition at the school that eight years ago was forced to admit women. The decision let stand last year’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, which said the 50-year tradition of cadets standing at attention and praying violated their First Amendment rights. Two cadets had sued the state-financed school over the prayers in 2002. Justice John Paul Stevens cited mostly procedural grounds in explaining the court’s refusal to take the case. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer concurred. But Justice Antonin Scalia blasted the decision in a dissent, joined by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. “VMI has previously seen another of its traditions abolished by this court,” Scalia wrote, referring to the court’s 1996 decision mandating coeducation at VMI. “This time, however, its cause has been ignored rather than rejected — though the consequences will be just the same.”


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College president takes issue with Cheney speech Vice President Dick Cheney’s remarks Monday afternoon at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., drew sharp criticism from an unexpected source — Westminster College President Fletcher M. Lamkin. Lamkin was so unhappy with Cheney’s partisan address, which included swipes at Democratic candidate John F. Kerry, that he sent a campuswide letter expressing his displeasure. Fletcher wrote that he was “surprised and disappointed that Mr. Cheney chose to step off the high ground and resort to Kerrybashing for a large portion of his speech.” The school’s president had anticipated a foreign-policy talk addressing the situation in Iraq. Given the political content of Cheney’s speech, Fletcher said in his letter that he has invited Kerry, a senator from Massachusetts, to speak on campus “in the interest of balance and fairness and integrity.” Fletcher could not be reached for further comment. “The vice president today put the war on terror in its historical context and addressed the very different views held by President Bush and his opponent, John Kerry, for fighting and winning the war on terror,” said Bush-Cheney ‘04 communications director Nicolle Devenish in response to Fletcher’s letter.

White supremacist convicted of seeking murder of judge

CHICAGO — White supremacist Matthew Hale, who has called for a “holy war” against minorities whom he considers subhuman, was convicted Monday of soliciting the murder of a federal judge. Hale, 32, sat quietly in his orange prison jumpsuit — which he had insisted on wearing to protest his detention — as a jury found him guilty of four charges. He faces a maximum of 50 years in prison. No sentencing date has been set. Hale’s attorney called no witnesses during the two-week trial, saying the prosecution’s case was flimsy and required no rebuttal. After the verdict, he expressed frustration — not with the jurors, but with the federal government. Thomas Durkin suggested that prosecutors had been “out to get” his client ever since one of Hale’s followers, Benjamin Smith, killed two people and wounded nine others in a racially motivated 1999 rampage. “I don’t think you can come away with any other sense than that (Hale) was prosecuted for his beliefs,” Durkin said. The government, however, insisted Monday that the case had nothing to do with Hale’s venomous preaching; it was all about his actions, they said. “We’re not out to get anyone,” U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said. “If people have hateful views and they don’t act upon them ... they have nothing to worry about.” Briefs are from wire reports.


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his role in the university, including his involvement in planning the Mitte Complex and his love of muscle cars, rock ’n’ roll and outdoor sports. Clifford-Narvaiz told the audience about the four businesses she owns in San Marcos, her eight children and her recent induction into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame. Habingreither pointed to his 26 years on campus and his dedication to placing his students in jobs as his common ground with the audience. Narvaiz discussed her business, Sedona Staffing, which places people in the work force, her volunteer hours at the university and her desire to appoint a member of Texas State Associated Student Government in her ex-officio cabinet, if elected. Prepared questions from moderator Scooter Hendon, The University Star managing editor, covered topics such as city/university relations, affordable housing and bar closing hours. Habingreither said he feels the university is both a blessing and a liability to the community. “There is not enough being done to find ways to share resources between the university and the city,” he said. Habingreither then pointed to two entities the city and university share under his direction: The Interpretive Center and the newly opened propane-refueling station. Clifford-Narvaiz said she would like to “break down the perception of the hill.” She feels San Marcos and the university are making great strides to work together. “I’m excited that in the (university’s) five-year plan, cityinfrastructure issues are being

considered on campus,” she said. She also said traffic was one of the most important issues to both students and residents. Because transportation funding in Texas has been cut, CliffordNarvaiz said she recently visited Washington, D.C., to let politicians know “we need our fair share.” Bar closing hours have been a contentious issue in the past and are of much importance to some students and San Marcos community members. Habingreither supports putting the issue of closing hours on the ballot as a non-binding referendum to see how the community feels on the subject. He said he has heard opposition for this plan because it is said students will vote, skewing the results. “I say, let the students vote, they live here, too,” Habingreither said. Narvaiz said she does not support the extension. She came to that decision after spending several days at the bars along The Square and attending a “foam party” at Gordo’s. Narvaiz said she witnessed urination and garbage in the streets and underage drinking in her trips to the bars, and cannot support the hours extension for those reasons. She does support improving conditions at local bars, such as bathroom availability and safe transportation to and from Austin for partygoers who want to continue after San Marcos bars close. After the debates, Habingreither said he had never witnessed such activities in the bars in his years in San Marcos. The low income of residents in San Marcos and the desperate need for city income, other than the sales tax from the outlet malls, came up in both con-

tenders’ answers to most questions. Clifford-Narvaiz said she supports the creation of a Central Texas medical corridor with San Marcos at the center. Habingreither dismissed the plan as a long-term solution for a problem with a need for a quick fix. Instead, he proposed developing a nursing program at Texas State. Both candidates said environment and more hiking and biking trails are an important priority. They also agreed on the importance of developing downtown; however, the candidates did not agree on which buildings should be developed. Habingreither and CliffordNarvaiz came to the consensus that, before developing the city, more important issues, such as low-income residents and traffic problems, must be fixed. Clifford-Narvaiz ended the debate with comments about Habingreither’s decision to vote to disannex a neighborhood in which he owned a house, an issue that put Habingreither in the center of an ethics investigation that produced no charges against him, but lasted several months. After the meeting, Habingreither produced a voter’s registration card and a driver’s license proving San Marcos residence. “This is the address of my condo,” he said. “I paid $70,000 to live in this city.” Lisa Hanks, College Republicans president and co-host, said she hopes students came away from the debates better informed than before. “I think this gave students an opportunity to see where each candidate stands on issues like economic development programs and developing downtown,” Hanks said.

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The board voted 6-0 in favor of drug testing for the upcoming school year. Trustee Lupe Castillo abstained, saying she was not comfortable v o t i n g because she was not able to attend the board’s April 19 meeting. Several members of the community spoke against implementing drug testing including David Bindel, who sits on the San Marcos High School student council. “I am not against getting rid of drugs, but systematic drug testing is not the way to do it,” Bindel said. “It’s like removing weeds from a packed garden with a Weed Eater without destroying the garden. It’s a good motive, but it’s the wrong method.”

Mike Basham, parent of three children in the district, said students need to get used to drug testing before they enter the job market because many employers test their

the consequences for positive tests should be consistent for all activities. The committee’s recommendations did not include consequences at the time, leaving the decision up to principals and coaches or sponsors. Trustee Joe Castillo, a member of the school board’s policy committee, updated — David Bindel the board San Marcos High School student council member Thursday on revisions the policy committee has workers. made since April 19 to the proDistrict officials have cited drug offenses more than dou- posed drug testing policy. He bling in the previous school said the committee has develyear in SMCISD as a reason to oped five guiding concepts in crafting the policy, including a take action. On April 19, the school recommendation that suspenboard opted to reschedule vot- sion not take place until after ing on the plan to modify the the second positive drug test. He also said the policy proposed policy and because two trustees were absent. committee is recommending During that meeting, trustees that equal standards be applied expressed concerns whether to all extracurricular activities.

“I am not against getting rid of drugs, but systematic drug testing is not the way to do it. It’s like removing weeds from a packed garden with a Weed Eater without destroying the garden. It’s a good motive, but it’s the wrong method.”

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professor and the association’s adviser. “I hope students will take advantage of the programs we have on campus. We see this week as sort of cluing everyone into what we have to offer them in the way of recreation.” D.J. Warren, the association’s treasurer, took an avid part in organizing the event, and agrees with Erickson about the importance of the group’s goal. “All the activities this week are not what people would consider regular exercise, but we are trying to show alternatives to get more people involved,” Warren said. “I think students on cam-

pus, for the most part, have no idea that programs like the outdoor center offer inexpensive rentals on most everything from kayaks to Frisbees.” All events throughout the remainder of the week are open to all students, within the time constraints of the activity. Students are advised to arrive early or just stop by in between classes to take part in the festivities. The Outdoor Center will be holding a white water rafting trip to northern California June 1 through 6. Participants will be riding the south, middle and north fork of the American River. The trip also includes a two-day wilderness trip. Those interested may go by the Outdoor Center, located in Sewell Park, to receive more information.

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Uninformed students make misinformed voters THE MAIN POINT


ho’s running for mayor? If you couldn’t answer that question immediately or responded with “There’s a mayoral election coming?” you should seriously consider becoming informed. Incumbent Robert Habingreither and Place 3 Council Member Susan Clifford-Narvaiz debated Thursday on issues including bar-hour extension, affordable housing and environmental issues, among several others.

How deep does apathy run on this campus? It was evident with little more than 30 in attendance (with several attendees being the candidates’ campaigners and families). It was obvious that students have better things to do than become informed on who will be making the decisions that will directly affect them during the next two years. For example, Habingreither supports a non-binding referendum being put on the ballot that would determine community feel-

ings on the issue of extending bar hours, whereas Narvaiz directly opposes the extension. Is this not an important issue to Texas State students and businesses? Still, only about 30 people cared enough to attend. Other issues discussed, which are directly pertinent to students, were affordable student housing, traffic, environmental issues and bike trails. It provided insight into what the candidates are like and how they feel about issues concerning students. Most students

who attended left with a better idea of whom they favored and all left with a better idea of the candidates’ stances. It’s a shame that a publicized mayoral debate that happened on campus, was accessible to all students and included most issues of concern to Texas State students was so poorly attended. Students are substantial contributors to the San Marcos community and have the potential to play a significant role in city politics. Let your voice be heard by voting on May 15.

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Mock elections should involve more issues


Political parties at odds with policies

When I turned 18 years old on Sept. 21, 2000, I received a strange birthday card from the United States government. The postcard congratulated me on surviving to my 18th year and put forth a proposal. I was to register with a so-called “Selective Richard Simmons Service System,” and in return I would be able to apply for a driver’s license, seek student financial aid and avoid a $250,000 fine and/or as much as five years in jail. It sounded like a nice enough deal to me, and so I signed my name with a Star Columnist graceful cadence and sent my registration card off with a merry click of the heels. As far as I was concerned, manhood was already looking swell. My first year as a legal adult was also an election year. Having something of an individualistic bend, the Republicans, Democrats and Greens all sounded undesirable to me (“frightening,” “frightening” and “tastes like Stalin!” respectively). Not quite buying into the “wasted vote” doctrine and not wanting Ralph Nader, the Unwitting WouldBe Mass Murderer, to turn me into a sacrificial lamb for his Green/worker’s utopia, I voted Libertarian instead of one of the aforesaid three. Sadly, Harry Brown of the Libertarian Party lost. Not to be discouraged, I pushed on, graduated from high school and enrolled at SWT. In 2001, shortly before I turned 19, the World Trade Center and Pentagon were attacked. Watching those events occur filled me with a certain amount of righteous rage. President Bush showed sufficient tenacity and motivation, if not intellectual grasp of what happened, and so I threw my support behind him. The proper response to the terrorist attacks was to annihilate those who were responsible, as well as those who had given them aid and shelter.

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Bush sent our military to Afghanistan for the adequately named, “Operation Enduring Freedom,” and then — upon toppling the regime there — to Iraq. Attacking Afghanistan seemed to be easier to argue than attacking Iraq, but I was in favor of both. Both were in the name of freedom and safety and — in spite of the shakiness of the allegations made by the Bush Administration against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein — both campaigns seemed justified in the securing of these values. Some of those who disagreed with me on the Iraqi invasion asked me why I wasn’t signing up with the military and heading off to Iraq myself. This insinuated accusation of hypocrisy was odd, considering that I wasn’t also accused of being two-faced by refusing to become a police officer while simultaneously advocating that bank robbers and murderers be apprehended and jailed. Others phrased this in the form of a warning: As these campaigns continue, the chances of a compulsory military draft increase. I was skeptical of the credibility of these warnings, though (as they were not made by credible people), and went on with my advocacy of President Bush’s foreign policy — in the name of freedom, of course. This went along fine for about a year (I was 20 by this time), when Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., put forth a bill in the House of Representatives to reinstate the draft. His justification for this was one that sent a familiar and righteous hatred immediately running through my mind — “Egalitarianism.” Throughout history, this word that has meant merely the beating, imprisoning and killing of those who stand out from the rest, was being used again. Advocating a brave new kind of affirmative action and “equal opportunity” policy, Rep. Rangel said, “I believe that if we are going to send our children to war, the governing principle must be that of shared sacrifice. Throughout much of our history, Americans have been asked to shoulder the burden of war equally.” What does he mean by this? It didn’t take thinking like a Democrat to find out. Rangel went on, stating, “A disproportionate number of the

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poor and members of minority groups make up the enlisted ranks of the military, while the most privileged Americans are underrepresented or absent.” Stripped of the standard Democratic newspeak, Rangel is telling us that not enough rich and/or white people are dying. The peaceful congressman admittedly opposed the invasion of Iraq. Oddly, though, this didn’t make me any more comfortable with someone who believes that if the United States is to go to war, casualties should be (indirectly) manipulated so that all ethnicities and income brackets are proportionally represented. Rangel, being a Democrat, did this toward the end of 2003. Just last week, a Republican, Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, put an identical position forth. A draft, Hagel said, is needed because “Those who are serving today and dying today are the middle class and lower middle class.” Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld rebuffed both of these legislators, but not for the reason that I desired. Rumsfeld has repeatedly stated that there should be no draft, not because it is incompatible with any consistent notion of individual liberty, but simply because of the contingent fact that we don’t need it at the moment. I am 21 now, and the righteous fervor has left me. I’ve forgotten why we began fighting in the first place — it certainly isn’t the idea of freedom I originally thought. Originally, President Bush said we went into Iraq to protect ourselves and defend ourselves from the proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons. Now he says we went in to help a sorry lot of people who were brutalized by a repressive dictator, even though they’ve been brutalized by this dictator since the 1970s and we somehow just recently seemed to have discovered this fact. Conscription — for the sake of freedom — may or may not be needed. This is an election year again, and I think I’ll vote Libertarian like I did last time. Maybe the party nominee, Gary Nolan, will win. “Let freedom ring,” indeed. Simmons is a philosophy and mathematics sophomore.

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You asked for an opinion, and I have one … more like a suggestion that could be forwarded to Pi Sigma Alpha. As pointed out in April 20’s “Main Point” (“Campus mock election misguided, illtimed”), another mock election should be held closer to the fall, say September, and all political parties should be invited to attend: Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, etc. However, Mickey Mouse and Homer Simpson could be excluded. The debate could be possibly structured around 10 questions that would deal with taxes, free trade, social security, welfare, the Second Amendment, drugs, military intervention, free speech, healthcare and government regulations. Then everyone could get a better grasp on what the parties stand for, believe in and how they’d steer this country in the right direction. Personally, I’d like to hear more than just two solutions to this country’s problems because the two major parties are beginning to sound indistinguishable. There wasn’t much of a choice in 2000, and 2004 isn’t looking any better. — Bob Thompson Residence Life construction contract administrator

Homophobes don’t have to agree with rights, just accept them

This letter is in response to Joshua Olson’s homophobic opinion piece, “Homosexuals have right to marry … just not each other,” in April 20’s edition of The University Star. The American Heritage Dictionary defines secularism as “the view that consideration of the present well-being of mankind should predominate over religious considerations in civil affairs or public consideration.” According to legend, the founding fathers provided the United States with a secular government (separation of church and state). Our secular government has no right to define sexual morality for two consenting adults. If a secular government is going to provide certain rights (power to make decisions in emergency medical situations, custody of a child once a parent has died) to heterosexual couples, they should extend the same rights to homosexual couples. Even if homosexuality is just a choice (there’s no conclusive proof), people should be allowed to share a lifetime of love and devotion with the full package of civil rights. I don’t have room to cite the numerous studies that point to a biological indicator for sexual orientation. I will point to a study by researchers Michael Bailey and Richard Pillard that showed a 52 percent concordance rate of homosexuality among identical twins. Anyway, the gay rights movement is not trying to force Joshua Olson to accept anything. The movement is simply demanding a right that is being denied. Gay marriage is not a decision for the majority to make, it is a right of the minority that should be a given. Joshua, you can still be a homophobe after the gay rights movement wins the right to marry and eventually takes over the world (oops, I’ve said too much). God knows the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s didn’t wipe out racism. — James Goerke anthropology senior

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BY TERRY MARTINEZ SENIOR REPORTER “Floating the river” is an expression special to San Marcos. As soon as the weather reaches a balmy 80 degrees, students campuswide can be spotted lazily floating one of the rivers in the area. Several San Marcos businesses and one organization make it easy to tube the river. Nichols Tire and Automotive, located at 301 N. LBJ Drive, sells tubes for $12, $15 and $22. The $22 tube is of better quality and has handles. The Eskimo Hut rents tubes for $5 per day and sells them for $22. The tubes have blue handles and are made of yellow, high-quality material. Co-owner Craig Coleman said it would be best to check with a sales associate for definite prices. The San Marcos Lions Club, known for its philanthropic efforts townwide, rents tubes for $6, $8 and $12 per day. The $6 tube is the regular variety, whereas the $8 tube is the regular kind with a bottom. The $12 tube is a double tube. The tube rentals are available weekends only until May 1, when rentals are available every day through Labor Day. Taxi rides to the river run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. If all else fails, one can head to Wal-Mart to buy an inexpensive tube. David Hubbard, manufacturing engineering major, said he and his friends bought tubes from Wal-Mart and used them almost every day during Summer 2003.

Eskimo Hut 420 University Drive (512) 392-6693 Nichols’ Tire and Automotive 301 N. LBJ Drive (512) 396-6066 Wal-Mart 1015 Highway 80 (512) 353-0617 Rickey Purdin/Star illustration “They lasted the whole summer,” he said. Do you need some more accessories to float the river comfortably? The first essential for floating the river, besides some friends and tubes, is sunscreen. It is important to have a good time when floating the river, but it is more important to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays. If you are a smoker, you may want to get a Ziplock bag to put your cigarettes and a lighter in. Be sure to throw your cigarette butts in another plastic bag so you can keep the rivers clean. Some rivers allow alcohol to be consumed as long as there are no glass bottles. If you plan on drinking, you will need an additional tube to set an ice chest in. It is a good idea to take some rope or twine along so you can tie your tubes together. You can

also use the twine to tie flipflops and shoes to the tubes so you will not lose them. Cindy Martinez, a child development senior who has never floated any rivers in San Marcos or New Braunfels, said the whole experience of floating the river seems like it’s too expensive and can be dangerous if you are drinking. “I would probably rent a tube from Eskimo Hut and just float the river with a few friends — as long as we are all sober,” Martinez said. The San Marcos Lions Club offers all kinds of treats and necessities to those who are enjoying a day of tubing. The Bluebonnet Lions Club sells sandwiches for $2 at the tube rental site. A sandwich with chips and a cookie are only $3. The San Marcos Lions Club sells candy, drinks, ice cream, chips and a new brand of bottled

water from Dripping Springs that is gathered from rainwater and purified. It also rents life vests and coolers. Even if you are not interested in renting a tube from the Lions Club, you can take a ride on the taxi for $1.50. Esther Lee, music education sophomore, said, “I have only floated the river once and I went through the Lions Club. It was pretty fun, but the ride only lasted a little more than half an hour.” A Lions Club representative made sure to mention you can ride the taxi as many times as you want, and the river rides last an average of 45 minutes. All of the money the Lions Club collects goes to help 110 charities in San Marcos, some of which include the Salvation Army, Southside Community Center, scholarships and the Sights and Sounds of Christmas.

River checklist When floating on the river, make sure you have the following on hand: • Tube • Friends • Ice chest • Ice • Drinks • Cigarettes • Ziplock bags • Lighters/matches • Sunblock • Money • Snacks • Twine/rope • Transportation to/from river

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Title: Appetite for Destruction Artist: Guns N Roses Yr. Released: 1987 Label: Geffen

The first major label release from the pinnacle ’80s glam-and-hair rock icons Guns N Roses, Appetite for Destruction, flowered into one of the most successful and critically acclaimed albums of the era … or should we say, “hair-a”? The band’s life span was littered with press of public urination, swearing on live television and an ongoing chain of drugs and sex. Their rock ’n’ roll, however, never took a backseat to their image. GNR fathered countless norms and standards with its music and performance. Slash (Saul Hudson) became one of the most influential guitarists as a result of Appetite, coining the top hat as his signature accessory to super falsetto squeals reverberating from his Gibson Les Paul. Axl Rose, an anagram to “oral sex,” iced the image cake GNR was baking with his long feminine locks and contrasting masculine orientation. By the time the band had released 1987’s Appetite for Destruction, GNR’s previously shaky lineup had been set in stone. Prior to taking on Slash, Rose’s band had gone by the

names “Hollywood Rose” a n d “L.A. Guns,” thanks to Traci Guns, a former guitarist. GNR was settled on and the sky became the limit. Songs like “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Paradise City” featured Rose’s angelic vibrato as he held notes so unconventionally long that skeptics assumed there was digital foul play in the studio. The live show only made fools of doubters as the free spirits from L.A. performed flawlessly and with energy unheard of until then. The infant genre of arena rock took its first baby steps with Appetite for Destruction, and took off running. “Mr. Brownstone,” “Paradise City,” “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” all became singles and the album went on to multi-platinum stardom. It’s speculated that even if GNR had stayed together, the raw integrity of Appetite for Destruction could never have been outdone and without those tunes, the ’80s just wouldn’t have been so sweet.

Superlative songs: “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine”



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Title: N.W.A. and the Posse Artist: N.W.A. and the Posse Yr. Released: 1987 Label: Macola Records

In 1987, a group of West Coast rappers released their debut album on a small independent label called Macola Records. The record, an 11-track introduction to the gangsta rap template, would serve as the first step toward a musical revolution. The crew included the likes of Eazy E, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube (the latter of whom would eventually become a film star). Together these roughnecks would construct infectious rhymes documenting the brutal reality of living in South Compton. Some of these examples — crooked cops, poverty and drugs — served as America’s first glimpse at life in the so-called “hood.” This, of course, would spark major contention in the coming years. N.W.A. and the Posse isn’t as groundbreaking as “Straight Outta Compton,” but it serves as a nice introduction for what was to come. Tracks like “Tuffest Man Alive” and “Fat Girl” are almost comedic in nature rather than being hardedged. Eazy E’s “Boyz-n-the-Hood” would later be included in his 1988 solo

album. A track called “Drink it Up” showcases a p pearances by D.O.C. and the Fila Fresh Crew. “Drink it up baby/Till you fall out/Come on bust some wine, baby/Let me pour it in your mouth!” An equally amusing tune, “A Bitch is a Bitch,” offers a pretty interesting description of a female with “the disease of character and attitude.” “Now the title bitch don’t apply to all women/But all women have a little bitch in ’em/It’s like a disease that’s plagues their character/Takin’ the women of America/And it starts with a letter B/It makes a girl like that think she better than me.” Take it for what it is: It’s a record for the times. A spoken account of a life that is not easily understood. If you still can’t understand its significance then realize it’s the sole reason hip-hop dominates our present charts.

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“I drive around. I like to get out and forget about everything.” — Hannah Riezenman biology sophomore

“I deal with stress by playing video games and drinking beer.” — Wade Spivey geography senior

“I usually go do something like workout or run.” — Steven Tapia criminal justice junior

Superlative songs: “Boyz-in-the-Hood,” “8 Ball,” “L.A. is the Place”


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Web site of interest Web site: The Brick Testament URL: Synopsis: Having a little extra time on your hands is good for finishing up War and Peace or alphabetizing your comic book collection. Extra time on your hands is good for cooking an eight-course meal or crocheting a personalized blanket for each and every one of your friends. Depicting the most of the Bible, with several illustrations for practically all of the its books and chapters — with Legos? That, my friends, is not “extra time on your hands.” That’s fanaticism. And a whole lotta Legos. To me, a recovering sufferer of Catholic high school, reading the Bible has become synonymous with getting a tooth drilled. But thanks to the Reverend Brendan Powell Smith’s meticulous reconstruction of the Bible with one of my favorite childhood toys ... Well, it’s still pretty boring, but at least

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Preleasing for 8/28. 3 blocks from TxState. $785, 2 br/2.5 ba TH. Full-size W/D, FREE HBO, FREE ROADRUNNER or 396-4181. (4/29) ____________________________ 1 br/ 1ba HOUSE. 2 blocks from TxState. 8/21/04 MOVE IN, Huge yard. $695 + $300 dep. 900sf. Free HBO, Roadrunner, Full-size W/D. 396-4181. (4/24) ____________________________ $785 Preleasing for 8/28/04. 3 blocks from Tx State. 2 br/2.5 ba townhouse. Full-size w/d, FREE ROADRUNNER & HBO, 396-4181 or (4/24) ____________________________ Duplex-Preleasing for 8/28/04. 3 blocks from Tx State. 2 br/2 ba, $785. Full-size w/d, FREE ROADRUNNER & HBO, 396-4181 or (4/24) ____________________________ 3/2 Duplex. Move-in 5/10/04, tiled floors, just remodeled, very nice! $1,100 Rent, $450 Dep. 3 Blocks from Tx State, Full size W/D, Free HBO, Free Roadrunner, or 396-4181. (4/29) ____________________________ Duplex apartment at 911 Allen Street in San Marcos. Two bedroom/ two bath. Carport, fenced back yard. Available August. $775 per month. Call Steve Doerr at (830)372-5512. (4/29) ____________________________ Sublease my apartment 3/3 @ Jefferson Commons 512-289-0429. (4/29) ____________________________ Sub-lease at Jefferson Commons for the summer, $355/month Call 210-313-6443. (4/28) ____________________________ Summer lease May 25 - Aug 1. All bills paid except electric, pets ok, 1 bedroom at Exchange $425. Call Lacey 557-0860 or e-mail (4/29) ____________________________ Prelease and Save! Extra large 3/2.5/ double garage duplex, Appliances include washer/ dryer, SWT tram, move in July or August, pre-lease rate $1,095. 830-627-7909. (4/29) ____________________________ SUMMER II -SUBLEASE 2 bed / 2 bath / 2 patio. W/D. Furnished $400/mo. Call Liz @353-8975. (4/29) ____________________________ Pets O.K. Close to campus. most bills paid. 1/1 $449+, 2/2 $595 + Empire Leasing. 512-353-2927. (4/29) ____________________________ Great Deal 2/1.5 CACH, Appli, CF, W/D conn. Two story condo. Pay elect. $585. Call 512-353-2927. (4/29) ____________________________ Going Fast! w/ yr lease- 1 mo. free rent. 2/1 CACH, Appli, W/D conn. Outside storage. Pay electric. Inside pets ok. $450. Empire Leasing 353-2927. (4/29) ____________________________ 3b next to TSU. No parking hassles or shuttle. Large pool. $333 per person. Includes most bills. 392-2700 or 7571943. (4/29) ____________________________ Luxury Townhome Community 3/3.5, $455 shared. Phone, cable, internet paid, w/dryer included. Apt Experts 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ A+ property 1/1 $482+, 2/2, $560+, 3/2 $665+ with w/dryer conn. (rest. apply) Apt. Experts 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ 2/2 Duplex, quiet, on bus route, w/d inc, available 6/2, $700/mo. 635-6750. (4/29) ____________________________ Plan your next move in advance. Beautiful 2/1 duplexes with washer/dryers, fans, appliances, fenced wooded yards, quiet neighborhood. $575/month, no dogs. 3 dates available, June 1, June 15, or Aug. 1. Shown all hours and days. 353-8384. (4/29) ____________________________ 1/1 garage apartment, new, ca/ch, tile/ Pergo floors, quiet area, ABP $550. 557-2770 (4/29) ____________________________ 2/1.5 apartment. Free rent until 5/01. No deposit. Call 512-787-1982. (4/29) ____________________________ Duplex 2 bed/ 2 bath. Tiled floors, full size w/d. Fenced yard, pets welcome. Available ASAP, $800 a month. Call (512)878-2095. (512)665-7893. (4/29) ____________________________ Need a place for summer/ Sublease my townhome: great bargain. Call Crystal for details @ 557-3406. (4/22) ____________________________ 2 bedroom / 1 bath apartment $450-$575 (512)757-4513. (4/29) ____________________________ Female roommate. Next to SWT, don’t worry about parking or shuttle, own bedroom. $300 range. 392-2700. (4/29) ____________________________ Quiet male student. Live next to SWT. Don’t worry about parking or shuttle, own bedroom, $300 range. 392-2700. (4/29)

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2/1, 1/1 near TSU, pleasant yard. Pets OK. 353-3971. (4/29) ____________________________ Large & private. 2b/1b duplex. W/d, near campus, trees, yard & pool. $650/month. Call CD 787-5156. (4/29) ____________________________ CONSTRUCTION SPECIAL. Efficiencies $480. Water and electric paid. 4 bdrms/2.5 baths $1250. Water paid and w/d included. Call April @ 512-754-6701. (4/29) ____________________________ PRELEASE NOW for the best apartment selection for Summer and Fall. We offer one-stop shopping for free floorplans & info on specials, availability and amenities. Call or come by APARTMENTS TO GO by “The Square”. 112 W. Hopkins at Guadalupe/ 353-FREE/Licensed Real Estate Broker. (4/29) ____________________________ 3/2.5 Huge Duplex! $1100, on Tx State shuttle, Move in 8/20/04. 1600 sq ft. Large closets. W/D, 2 garage, no dogs, or Mike 665-2772. (4/29) ____________________________ Awesome Deal 1/1, $395, gas, water, trash incld. Now pre-leasing Fall 04’ Apt. Experts 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ Townhome Community 1/1.5, $500, 2/1.5, $545 w/ dryer incl. Water & trash paid, with 1/2 off dep. Apt. Experts 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ Brand New Community. Fully furn., most bills pd. Ethernet, local ph, w/d incl. $399 +, AE 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ Texas Size Townhomes. 1 bdrms $450, 2 bdrms $495, cable paid. Big Pets ok. Apartment Experts 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ Industrial Modern Living. $375 +, ethernet, phone & w/d incl. AE 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ Big Dogs Okay! Walk or shuttle to class. most bills pd. w/cable. 1/1 $450+, 2/1.5 $495 + 1/2 off 1st 2 months rent. Apt. Experts. 805-0123. (4/29) ____________________________ ON A BUDGET? So am I. That’s why we have Langtry Apartments. 205 Craddock Ave., Waiting for you. 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment homes with washer/dryer ready for you to move-in today. Only $650 per month. Who said living in San Marcos had to be expensive? Langtry Apartments 396-2673. (4/29) ____________________________ Skinny Dippin! In the middle of Winter! Our Skinny prices are dippin even lower! One bedroom now only $575.00. Washer/Dryer, microwave, free high speed internet with no dialup and resort style amenities. Call the Metropolitan 393-6000. (4/29) ____________________________ Privacy, Privacy and More Privacy! A place of your own! Stadium view apartments has a few 1 bedroom 1 bath homes for you. Fireplaces, ceiling fans, PRIVATE outside storage and covered parking await you. On-Site laundry, pool, and spa are only one call away. VJE Realty 353-3002. (4/29) ____________________________ Ready & Waiting! Nice, 1 bedroom , 1 bath studio home. 1642 Post Road. lot’s of storage and yard area. VJE Realty 353-3002. (4/29) ____________________________ 1 bd APT. $395/mo. 353-5051. (4/29)

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Sterilized queen mattres set, $85, Popazon w/ pad, $48, Maple coffee table. $37.50, Oak entertainment center, $58, Walnut office desk, $125, Whirlpool electric dryer, $45. Partins’ Furniture. 2108 Ranch Road 12. 396-4684. Free Delivery. (4/29) ____________________________ 233 MHz bondi imac 96mb, 40GB, AI 7, FH10, PS 5.5, $300 obo. 210-725-9269. (4/29) ____________________________ GUITARS!!! Oviation Celebrity 12string ACC/Ele $350 obo, Squire Strat with VOX Amp, $300 obo, zoom effects Pedal $75, Danelectro distortion pedal, $20. Extras with Guitars. 979-285-5368 or (4/29) ____________________________ Stop Renting Baynebridge Condo. 2/2 Modern deccor glass blocks, walk to class. $69,000. VJE Realty 423-0698. (4/29) ____________________________ LIVE CRAWFISH - Large Louisiana Crawfish. Best price in town. Birdsong Brothers Crawfish. Call 979-480-5766 or 512-585-1571. (4/29) ____________________________ Living Room Furniture and Dining Room Table. All for $200 OBO. Call 392-5548. (4/29)

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Pecan Creek Condo, 2/2, w/parkay floors, refrig, w/d nego. $68,500. Available after May grad. Call Phyllis, RMA. 757-5001. (4/29) ____________________________ ‘99 Ford Mustang Com. Blk/Blk loaded includes leather and tinted windows. Has 41,000 mi. Asking $9,950. Call 512-295-6757. (4/29) ____________________________ WHY RENT? Buy my one-of-a-kind completely remodeled/ upgraded 3/2 bath mobile home 2 1/2 miles from campus, very nice 1/2 acre + lot, big oaks decks 2 car garage, work shop, storage bldg., $12,500 Call David @ 512-757-0022 or 512-228-2467. (4/29) ____________________________ Remodeled townhome for sale. Rockaway from Texas State. E-mail Daniel at (4/29)

help wanted

Now for 2004. Out of the ordinary summer job on the Guadalupe River at a campground, tube, raft, and canoe rental. Whitewater sports is hiring now for full and part-time positions in the office, on the campground, and for drivers. Start now or after finals, call Ellen at 830-964-3800. (4/29) ____________________________ Looking for part-time/full-time handyman. Basic knowledge of carpentry, sheetrocking, miscellaneous. Contact Alain @ (830)660-5973. (4/29) ____________________________ Jerry’s Rentals in New Braunfels on The Guadalupe River is now accepting applications. Call (830)625-2036 for directions to apply in person. (4/29) ____________________________ ROCK FISH SEAFOOD on I-35 and Stassey is looking for exceptional servers. Please apply in person M-TH. 2-4p.m. 701 E-STASSEY LANE SUITE B. AUSTIN, TX 78745. (4/29) ____________________________ Rose Garden Restaurant hiring hosts. Apply in person. 805-0880. (4/29) ____________________________ Student manager needed for apartment community. Experience preffered with flexible hours. Apply in person at The Metropolitan Apartments. 121 Craddock Ave. no phone calls please. (4/29) ____________________________ Study Breaks Magazine is now hiring writers, photographers & advertising sales representatives. Place contact. 512-480-0894. (4/28) ____________________________ Personal Attendant to assist wheelchair user with personal care and housekeeping, 5:45-7:10 a.m. 3 days a week. Must have own car, female preffered. Good pay. Call 353-1330. (4/29) ____________________________ Personal Care Attendant needed for a quadriplegic man. Applicants must be able to lift 150 lbs. They must also have a good driving record. Full-time, part-time, and weekend positions available. Experience is not necessary. Please call 512-280-5402 or 512-773-1468, if there is no answer leave voice mail & your call will be returned. (4/29) ____________________________ Part-time receptionist, approximately 30 hours per week. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. beautiful land development office on Canyon Lake. immediate opening. Call or e-mail at 830-935-4640 or ____________________________ Part-time help needed. General office duties for busy optical office. No exp. needed. We’ll train. Bilingual preferred. No phone calls. Apply within. Texas State Optical, 1104 Thorpe Ln. (4/29) ____________________________ Tutor wanted for high school algebra I, once per week beginning next fall, Wimberly, call Shawn (512)847-8963. (4/29) ____________________________ Bartender/ Bouncers needed. 512-374-1998. (4/29) ____________________________ Looking for young energetic Licensed Real Estate Agents, prefer students highly active in campus organizations. 512-665-9220. (4/29) ____________________________ 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)

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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) ____________________________ 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) ____________________________ 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) ____________________________ Get paid for your opinions! Earn $15-$125 and more per survey! (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, theatre-arts, 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)

lost and found

Missing: white & grey striped tabby cat. 1-year old near Summit Apartments. If found, please contact 393-3401 or 557-0215. (4/29) ____________________________ Cash Reward! Lost Jack Russel Terrier - Female “Sophia”. She has black spots on her eyes and tail. Call 357-6636. (4/29)


Cheap mini-storage rental. Nice new facility. 10x10 = $40/month or 3 mo. for $100. 10x20= $60/month. or 3 mo. for $150. 738-1920, 357-2225. (4/29)



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STUDY ABROAD: Nicholls State University offers accredited programs in Costa Rica, Spain, Ecuador, Mexico, France, Italy and Austria for language credit. Lowest tuition and fees in the country. Most classes begin every Monday. All levels. No deadlines. 985-448-4440/toll-free = 1-877-Nicholls, (4/29s)


Summer Roommate Wanted. Two bedroom apartment on campus. Located behind Tower, 401 N. Fredericksburg #405. Kitchen, living room, private room and bath. Fully furnished, DSL, cable w/ HBO. Awesome roommate! Withing walking distance of the square. $299/month This is an awesome deal! (512)787-2658. (4/29) ____________________________ Female roommate wanted. Hillside Ranch. 2bd/2ba. Call Kim 254-760-3106. (4/29) ____________________________ Roommate wanted, nonsmoking male in 3/2.5 house. Close to Texas State, nice house w/great view, $350/month + 1/3 utilities. 713-376-9840. (4/29) ____________________________ Two outgoing guys seeking one roommate. Pref. TSU Student (girls welcome) party a lot/ study some. $217/mo. + util. Ranch Road 12 Call Kurt @ 830-832-1053. (4/29) ____________________________ Roommate needed to share 3/2 mobile home. On bus route, w/d, $275 + 1/2 utilities (512)878-8498. (4/29) ____________________________ 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) ____________________________ 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) ____________________________ Roommate needed. 3 bedroom house close to campus. $400/month + 1/3 bills. 787-9996. (4/29)


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)


Buying DVD movies, in good working condition. Sell your old movies and make $$$. Call Neal in SM at 395-7469. (4/27s) ____________________________ Wanted: Used cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Any condition, running or not. If you have something to sell, please call Willis Mitchell at 353-4511. (4/29)




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Baseball on top after three-game series S coreboard

The University Star — Page 10

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Texas state

By Kevin Washburn Sports Reporter

baseball vs Tx-arlington 4/24/04 Score by inning


Texas-Arlington.........1..0..0..0..0..5..0..0..0 TEXAS STATE.............0..0..1..2..0..0..0..4..X

6 9 4 7 11 2

UTA (25-19, SLC 10-8 ) Players AB R H RBI rf Baker 4 1 1 0 ss Batlle 3 1 1 1 1b Nelson 5 0 2 0 3b Bruder 3 1 1 2 lf Ryan 3 1 0 0 dh Macha 4 1 1 1 c Lewis 4 1 1 2 3b Lenihan 4 0 1 0 2b Avants 3 0 1 0 Totals 33 6 9 6

n a three-game series this weekend, Texas State was able to squeak out a pair of one-run victories before dropping the final game against the University of Texas-Arlington Mavericks. The 2-1 homestand for the Bobcats allowed them to hold on to third place in the Southland Conference. Texas State is 24-19 overall and 11-6 in the SLC. Texas State had a chance for a series sweep but could not win in the sloppy Sunday weather, dropping the third game 5-2. Texas State coach Ty Harrington did not think the weather was the only thing that was sloppy, referring to his team’s play. “Today was a bad game by both teams,” Harrington said. “We had opportunities to take advantage of (UTA’s) mistakes and didn’t, and they took advantage of some of ours.” Texas State grabbed its only lead of the game in the bottom of the first inning. Junior shortstop Dominic Ramos led off the game for the Bobcats with a walk and was knocked in after consecutive singles by junior third baseman Kyle Anson and senior center fielder Evan Tierce. A Texas State mistake allowed UTA to tie the game in the top of the fourth inning. The Bobcats appeared to have UTA’s Dane Ryan caught in a rundown between third base and home, but an errant throw to the catcher allowed Ryan to sneak in for the score. An RBI single by second baseman Carey Avants gave the Mavericks a 2-1 lead. UTA scored another run in the fifth, but the Bobcats were able to cut the lead to 32 after a Maverick throwing error allowed sophomore designated hitter Patrick Crumpton to score. The one-run deficit was as close as Texas State would get. UTA was able to add runs in the sixth and ninth innings to earn the 5-2 victory. The second game was a back-and-forth


TX STATE (24-19, SLC 11-6) Players AB R H RBI ss Ramos 5 0 3 1 3b Anson 5 0 0 0 cf Tierce 4 0 0 0 lf Miller 4 1 2 0 1b Cooper 4 1 2 0 rf Martinez 2 2 1 0 2b Mast 3 1 1 0 c Bednarek 4 1 0 1 dh Crumpton 3 1 2 3 Totals 34 7 11 5

Texas-Arlington Pitching IP H R ER BB SO AB BF

3.2 8 3 1 2 0 17 19 Lowe 3.1 2 2 2 1 1 12 13 Garza 1.0 1 2 1 1 1 5 6 Pierson TEXAS STATE Pitching IP 5.1 2.2 1.0

Schappert Hill Wisneski

H 8 1 0

R ER BB SO AB BF 6 4 3 1 22 27 0 0 1 1 8 9 0 0 0 1 3 3

Win - Chris Hill (1-0), Loss - Blake Pierson (3-1) Save - Gabe Wisneski (2) HR - None Time - 3:01, Attendance - 318

slc baseball Standings Teams


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

W 13 11 11 10 8 8 7 7 6 5


L 5 5 6 8 8 9 11 11 11 12

PCT .722 .688 .647 .556 .500 .471 .389 .389 .353 .294

W 31 23 24 25 14 22 20 13 20 16

L 11 15 19 19 23 22 22 26 22 24

PCT .738 .605 .558 .568 .382 .500 .476 .333 .476 .400

SOFTBALL at TX-Arlington 4/25/04 Score by inning


TEXAS STATE.............0..0..0..0..0..0..0 Texas-Arlington..........0..1..0..0..0..0..X

0 1 1 1 4 0

TX STATE (36-18, SLC 19-7) UTA (24-22-1, SLC 15-10)

Players cf Zaleski rf Wolter p Trahan 1b Snow c Bonetti 2b Wilson ss Ackley 3b Sharp lf Krueger

AB 1 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 21

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


Totals 20 1 4 1

IP H R ER BB SO AB BF 7.0 1 0 0 5 6 21 26

Win - Lauren Hebert (7-4), Loss - Katie Ann Trahan (12-9) Save - None HR — None Time - 2:00 , Attendance - 410

SLC SOFTBALL Standings SLC W L 6 7 9 10 12 14 15 15 17 23

Texas-San Antonio 20 TEXAS STATE 19 Sam Houston 17 Texas-Arlington 15 Northwestern St. 14 Nicholls State 12 Southeastern La 10 Stephen F. Austin 10 McNeese State 8 Louisiana-Monroe 3

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

Reeling after giving up two runs in the eighth to make it a one-run game, the Bobcats turned to Ramos, to save the game in the ninth. Ramos did not disappoint, retiring three-straight batters to end the game. After seeing Ryan deliver a solo home run in the top of the seventh, Cooper answered with a solo shot of his own in the same inning to give the Bobcats a 6-3 lead. The Bobcats took the lead for good with a big fourth inning. After singles by Cooper and second baseman Nolan Mast, Bednarek was walked to load the bases. All three would end up scoring after a twoRBI single by Crumpton and a sacrifice fly by Ramos. Ramos also knocked in a runner in the sixth. Texas State travels to College Station today for a 7 p.m. showdown with the Texas A&M University Aggies.

By Jason Orts Sports Editor



ting down three straight UTA batters. Texas State nearly let the game get out of hand in the sixth inning. UTA knocked senior starter Paul Schappert out of the game after he gave up three runs in the inning. Sophomore Chris Hill inherited the inning with two outs and the bases loaded. Bobcat mistakes, a walk and an error, allowed two more UTA runs to come home before Hill finally ended the inning. Before UTA’s sixth inning, Texas State seemed in control of the game. Down by one in the first inning, Crumpton scored on a throwing error to tie the game 1-1. Then in the fourth, back-to-back RBI singles by Crumpton and Ramos gave the Bobcats an early 3-1 lead. Texas State was in the exact opposite situation in Game 1, having to hold off a comeback attempt by UTA to win 6-5.

Bobcats lose to No. 1 seed at SLC tournament

6.0 4 1 1 1 10 20 22 Trahan Baylor Pitching


affair, with Texas State rallying from a three-run deficit to sneak out with a 7-6 win. Crumpton led the Bobcat attack, going 2 for 3 with a run scored and three RBIs, while Ramos, junior left fielder Matt Miller and senior first baseman Mark Cooper also had multi-hit games. Down 6-3 in the bottom of the eighth, the Bobcats made their final push for the lead. Consecutive singles by Miller and Cooper, followed by a walk by senior right fielder Richard Martinez, loaded the bases. All three would score after a UTA error and a single by Crumpton. Sophomore catcher Dawid Bednarek, who was allowed on base by the aforementioned error, then scored the go-ahead run after another Maverick error. Senior Gabe Wisneski came in the ninth and got his second save of the season, put-


1b Kwasnick 2 0 0 0 2b Singleton 3 0 1 0 c Rowan 3 0 0 0 rf Petrino 3 0 0 0 lf Haney 2 1 2 0 ss Fortune 1 0 0 0 dh Nelson 2 0 1 1 3b Anderson 2 0 0 0 cf Jones 2 0 0 0

Totals TEXAS STATE Pitching

Andrew Nenque/Star photo Shortstop Dominic Ramos slides and grabs the bag before the pickoff at first against the University of Texas-Arlington. The Bobcats take two of three against UTA in this weekend’s series.

PCT .769 .731 .654 .600 .538 .462 .400 .400 .320 .115

W 33 36 27 24 30 24 23 22 19 13

L 15 18 21 22 26 27 25 27 39 48

T 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PCT .688 .667 .562 .521 .536 .471 .479 .449 .328 .213

Texas state Baseball Schedule


27 at Texas A&M....................7 p.m. 30 at Nicholls St.............. 6:30 p.m. May

1 at Nicholls St.................... 3 p.m.

ARLINGTON — Texas State’s hopes of a third Southland Conference regular season softball championship were dashed Sunday as it dropped a doubleheader to the University of TexasArlington at Allan Saxe Field. The Bobcats will enter the Southland Conference tournament as the No. 2 seed after blowing a four-game lead with just seven remaining. Since that time, Texas State has lost nine in a row, including all eight of its seasonending road trips. That has allowed the University of Texas-San Antonio to come from behind to take the SLC regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in the SLC tournament. After a Saturday rainout, the Bobcats and Mavericks faced off in a Sunday doubleheader. UTA pitchers Jill Garro and Lauren Hebert shut down the Bobcat offense, allowing six hits and striking out 15 over 14 scoreless innings as the Mavericks took both ends of the twin-bill, 2-0 and 1-0. After both teams went score-

Andrew Nenque/Star photo Outfielder Jennelle Wolters fouls during the Bobcats’ loss to the University of Texas-San Antonio April 18. Texas State will host the Southland Conference Tournament Friday through Sunday. less in the first, UTA got on the board in the second as a lead-off walk to Maverick shortstop Jenna Fortune came back to haunt Bobcat starter Nicole Neuerburg. Fortune was sacrificed to second base for the first out of the inning and came around to score on a double to left field from center fielder April Jones. The Bobcats had their best

chance to score in the third as center fielder Kristen Zaleski started the threat with a one-out single. Right fielder Janelle Wolter followed with a single of her own and advanced to second when the Mavericks tried to cut down Zaleski at third base, an attempt that proved unsuccessful. With two runners in scoring position and with one out, Garro

promptly got out of the jam by fanning the Bobcats’ two best run producers, designated hitter Katie Ann Trahan and first baseman Hannah Snow. UTA put up an insurance run in the sixth to make it 2-0 and Garro made it stand up by allowing five hits in seven innings and striking out nine to go to 14-12 on the season. Neuerburg was hung

with the loss, falling to 24-9, after allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits, but was uncharacteristically wild, walking four. Zaleski attempted to put the Bobcats on the board in the first inning of Game 2. After walking to open the game, she stole second and third, but was stranded when Snow went down swinging. Maverick designated hitter Dee Jay Nelson’s third inning RBI single was enough to drop Texas State to its seventh straight conference defeat. The Bobcats did have a glimmer of hope in the seventh as second baseman Ashley Wilson walked with one out. An out later, shortstop Leslie Sharp sent a pitch deep into left field, but UTA’s Amanda Haney was able to grab the fly ball, ending the game. Trahan was the hard-luck loser in Game 2, fanning 10 Maverick batters and allowing just four hits, but did not get any help offensively and fell to 12-9 on the season. The ’Cats will come home for the SLC tournament, which will be held Friday through Sunday at Bobcat Field. The winner will receive the SLC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals, which will begin May 15.

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