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Getting Kinky: Friedman, Ventura make campus stop By David Saleh Rauf The University Star Kinky Friedman is hoping he can learn a few things from “The Body.” Friedman, along with Jesse “The Body” Ventura, former governor of Minnesota and professional wrestler, spent the second of a three-day college campus tour delivering their message to a Texas State audience. “When I won in Minnesota, I won because I inspired young people to come out and vote,” Ventura said to a capacity crowd Tuesday afternoon in the Evans Auditorium. “You can be the generation to open up the door to politics in America and allow it to be inclusive of more thoughts, more candidates and more choices.” Ventura urged students to “wake up to the fact that they can make a change” by voting in the upcoming gubernatorial election. “If you don’t vote, you can’t bitch. You can talk the talk, but

on Nov. 7 you can prove to me and walk the walk,” he said. “You have a chance by electing Kinky to watch your vote work and know that you were part of the process.” Friedman, who received a standing ovation as he strutted to the podium, has distinguished himself from the wide field of gubernatorial candidates by declaring he has no political experience. “The three other opponents, Perry, Grandma and Bell have 89 years of political experience between just the three of them,” he said. “There is a difference between a politician and a statesman. A politician is thinking about the next election; a statesman is thinking about the next generation.” Throughout the speech, Friedman, independent gubernatorial candidate, made use of his best resource: colorful oneliners. “I’m 61years old,” he said. “Too young for Medicare and too old for women to care.” He said Governor Rick Perry

onlineconnection For an audio feature on Independent gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman and former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura, go to www. has wasted his time over the last four years on “cheer-leading legislation.” He called Perry’s initiative to arrest drunks in bars across Texas “wussification of the worst possible kind.” “If you’re a drunk, the perfect place is for you to be is in a bar,” he said. “That’s where you belong.” Friedman voiced his support for tougher immigration laws, the environment, education reform and gay marriage. “The governor has been busy banning gay marriage over the last four years,” he said. “My attitude is I support gay marriage. I think they have every right to be just as miserable as the rest of us.” In reference to Perry’s days at Texas A&M, Friedman said the

governor is still a “yell leader.” “They only tackle you when you’re carrying the ball and he is a yell leader,” Friedman said. “He’s not carrying the ball. He’s not talking about things that are troubling Texas.” Mason McCorkle, geography junior, said he missed work to attend the speech. McCorkle said Friedman will “take action” if elected. “He’s tired of the bickering back and forth between Republicans and Democrats,” McCorkle said. “He just wants to see action.” After the speech, Friedman and Ventura signed memorabilia in The Quad for more than an hour. The Friedman campaign is relying heavily on an increase

Bridgette Cyr/ Star photo TEXAS STATE LIKES IT KINKY: Sarah Petty, political science sophomore, thanks Kinky Friedman after he signed a bumper sticker during his college tour outside of Evans Liberal Arts. Friedman visited Texas State Tuesday to campaign and encourage students to get out and vote.

in college-aged voters going to the polls. “I think it’s pathetic that we’re out trying to sell democracy when in the last governor’s election here in the state of Texas you had 29 percent voter turnout,” Ventura said. “That

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found. “We got an e-mail at 10 o’clock from our San Antonio headquarters and we took down everything,” Cruz said. “Everything that came with spinach got pulled off the shelves — and it wasn’t even contaminated.” H-E-B shoppers have been relieved at the action taken, said a produce

An investigation by the Hays County district attorney’s office into alleged forgeries on a petition continues. The petition, which sought to annex the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District into the Austin Community College taxing district has been under investigation since April. It includes duplicated signatures and the signatures of at least three dead people. Names of Texas State staff members and students were among the petition’s signature irregularities. Although the Hays County Commissioner’s Court appropriated $50,000 to hire a special prosecutor to examine the case and other pending county cases, the district attorney’s office has not yet decided to call one in. Wesley Mau, assistant district attorney, said the investigation is ongoing, and a special prosecutor will be hired only if there is a conflict of interest with sitting District Attorney Michael Wenk or if a subject expert is needed. “What we are trying to do is really get a good feel for who is responsible for the forgeries on that petition before we go forward with any formal charges,” Mau said. “We want to make sure that we are confident there is a particular person we can point the finger at.” Although Mau could not disclose the results of forensic handwriting tests, he said some tests have been completed and that more will be done. He said there currently is no grand jury specially impaneled to investigate the case. Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office declined to comment on the ACC petition. Joyce Cowan, Hays County election administrator, said 74 people have signed affidavits swearing their signatures were forged on the petition. “This is a first for me, and I hope to never see another situation like it,” Cowan said. Cowan said she has seen the petition first-hand and believes the number of forgeries is more than 74. She said it is not a good sign when about 1,000 of the 3,000 petition signatures had to be thrown out. “A lot of people feel like, ‘You don’t steal my name, you don’t steal my vote and you don’t steal my signature, because if you steal my name, I don’t have anything,’” she said.

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Commissioners extend Horse Committee contract By Kathy Martinez The University Star Hays County Commissioners passed a motion Tuesday to extend the Horse Committee’s contract with the civic center for one year. The agenda item called for possible action that included authorizing the county judge to execute an agreement with Charles Nagel, Hays County Civic Center director, relating to the management of the center. While the original topic called for a review of Nagel’s contract, emails surfaced among the commissioners in the days prior that indicated the center was closing down permanently. Consequently, the rumors generated comments from the public in attendance. Kim McGee, vice president of Hays County Horse Committee, said the HCCC is a safe place for the commu-

nity to learn how to ride their horses and take care of their livestock. “The center has been a way for the children to learn life lessons about the importance of livestock and at the same time have the opportunity to participate in the horse shows that are held at the civic center,” McGee said. Nagel said while the center has not brought in revenue for the county, it does provide a service to the community through its livestock shows and a place for people to learn how to properly take care of their horses. “I understand that bringing in revenue is important, but in all reality the civic center is not going to directly bring in $100,000 a year. It’s not practical. When I started in 2003 this place was a mess and people did not have a positive perception of it,” Nagel said. “Now, membership is high, vast improvements have been made,

and customers are happy.” Commissioner Russ Molenaar, Precinct 4, agreed that the use of the civic center is vital for the community. Molenaar said the county must expect to lose some money every year from the facility. “When we were in the stages of changing directors for the center, I almost gave up on the project because the place was such a mess, but then I met Charles,” Molenaar said. “We have to think though in regards to how the center has indeed brought revenue to other facets of the community.” Molenaar said although the center has not brought in direct profit, it has helped provide revenue to hotels, the outlet malls, restaurants and the purchasing of gas in Hays County. “We will eventually start to break even and the tourists that the center brings will pay for some of our taxes.

That’s acceptable,” Molenaar said. Molenaar made a motion to extend Nagel’s contract for one year. While the commissioners agreed on the motion, a request was made by the court to have Nagel present monthly updates on the progress of the center as well as all of its expenditures. After an hour of discussion, County Judge Jim Powers interjected with his own comments and concerns about the topic. “Closing down the center was never even an option. Our topic of discussion for today was to review Mr. Nagel’s contract and establish why the center has not brought in revenue. It’s my job to see that this asset is being utilized for the betterment of the community. Something needs to happen and we need a plan of action,” Powers said. “I don’t expect the center to bring in $100,000 a year, but I do expect it to at least break even.”

Local businesses respond to FDA, E. coli spinach reports By Jacqueline Davis The University Star Nationwide concern about fresh spinach consumption and illnesses because of E. coli infections has local businesses taking precautions to keep their clientele healthy. Although Texas has apparently not been affected by the contaminated spinach, the U.S. Food and Drug Ad-

ministration reported 175 cases of illness due to the strain Escherichia coli O157:H7 spanning 25 states. While most strains of E. coli are harmless, this strain produces a strong toxin that can cause severe illness. As of Monday, there have been 93 hospitalizations and one death because of this E. coli strain. The FDA became aware of the current outbreak on Sept. 13 and in light

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of the information, San Marcos businesses took no chances. Frank Cruz, produce lead for the larger of the city’s two H-E-B stores, said he and his produce crew threw out all fresh and bagged spinach Sept. 15, the day the vegetable was declared unsafe by the FDA. H-E-B put up signs declaring its reasoning behind the action in the areas of the store where fresh and bagged spinach were usually

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starsof texas state Zachary Moore, geography doctoral graduate student, is Texas State’s 2006-07 Grosvenor Scholar. He assumed his role in August. Moore earned a bachelor of science in geography from Eastern Illinois University in 2002 and a master’s in geography from Western Illinois University in 2004. Moore served an internship with the National Geographic Society. As a doctoral student, Moore’s research

interests include geographic education in K-12 and higher education, social justice issues related to educational inequalities, education policy and historical geography. The Grosvenor Scholar Program provides a one-year residency at NGS headquarters in Washington, D.C. for a Texas State doctoral student in geographic education. — Courtesy of Public Relations

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Jam-o-rama WEDNESDAY The Catholic Student Organization will meet at 7 p.m. in the Catholic Student Center.

The second half of the special presentation, “Forgiveness & Healing,” will take place at the CSC at 7 p.m.

Higher Ground, the LutheranEpiscopal Campus Ministry, will meet at 5:30 p.m. for prayers followed by a free dinner at 6 p.m. The group meets at St. Mark’s Church across from The Tower. Everyone is welcome.


Bible study will be held in the lounge of the CSC at 7 p.m. A student-led rosary will be prayed in the chapel of the CSC at 6:25 p.m. Adult Children Of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families Group will meet from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Texas State students should call the Counseling Center at (512) 245-2208 to schedule a screening for this group. The American Marketing Association will present guest speaker Bryan Miller, director of Marketing & Promotions for Texas State Intercollegiate Athletics at 5:30 p.m. in LBJSC, Room 3-14.1. All majors are welcome. Free food and drinks will be available at 5:15 p.m. For more information, check out

1939 — After 19 days of resistance, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered to the Germans after being invaded by the Nazis and the Soviet Union during World War II.

Student Association for Campus Activities Membership Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Lilly’s Lounge on the 4th floor of LBJSC. For questions, call (512) 245-8263.

The Tennis Club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the tennis courts on Sessom Drive, behind Joe’s Crab Shack. All skill levels are welcome. For questions, contact the Tennis Club President, Chris Harris, at

1954 — The “Tonight!” show made its debut on NBC-TV with Steve Allen as host. 1964 — The Warren Commission issued a report on the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in November of 1963. The report concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone.

Volleyball will play Texas Southern at 7 p.m. at Strahan Coliseum.

The Tennis Club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the tennis courts on Sessom Drive, behind Joe’s Crab Shack. All skill levels are welcome. For questions, contact the Tennis Club President, Chris Harris, at An on-campus Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, call the Alcohol and Drug Resource Center at (512) 245-3601. The Counseling Center offers the following groups: Facing the Fear (Anxiety Group) from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and Women’s Personal Growth Group from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For information or to sign up, call the Counseling Center at (512) 245-2208. The Rock - Praise & Worship will take place in the chapel of the CSC at 7:30 p.m.

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1973 — U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew said he would not resign after he pleaded “no contest” to a charge of tax evasion. He did resign on Oct. 10. Karen Wang/Star photo Pre-athletic training freshman Nick Fontenot (left), undecided sophomore Patrick Hardwick (center) and communication design freshman Ben Stroman (right) came together for a jam session in The Tower Monday evening.

CRIME BL TTER University Police Department Sept. 22, 10:33 p.m. Medical Emergency/Bobcat Village A student reported to a police officer they were feeling chest pains. The student was transported to Central Texas Medical Center for further evaluation. Sept. 22, 11:37 p.m. Burglary of Motor Vehicle/ Wood Street Garage A student reported to a police officer that their vehicle had been broken into. This case is under investigation. Sept. 23, 1:04 a.m. POM/PODP/MIP/ The Tower Garage

An officer made contact with two students for suspicious activity. Upon further investigation, one student was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and the other a citation for MIP. The students were arrested for possession of marijuana and transported to Hays County Law Enforcement Center to await magistration. Sept. 23, 4:45 p.m. Criminal Trespass/Student Recreation Center A police officer made contact with a non-student on unauthorized property. The nonstudent was issued a notice of criminal trespass warning.

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1995 — The U.S. government unveiled the redesigned $100 bill. The bill featured a larger, off-center portrait of Benjamin Franklin.

Street renovation program to begin in October The City of San Marcos Public Works Department will begin its 2006/2007 Street Minor Reconstruction Program Monday. Public Works will do minor reconstruction of more than eight lane miles of streets for the new fiscal year. The city currently has more than 220 total lane miles maintained by the department. Streets scheduled for reconstruction are Aquarena Springs Drive (Interstate-35 to River Road), Browne Terrace, Candlelight Lane, Cedar Lane, Franklin Drive, Fredericksburg Street (Lindsey to Hopkins) High, Nevada Street, Patricia Drive, Perkins and a small section of Stagecoach Trail (Duncan Drive to Oak Haven Drive). The department recently completed more than seven lane miles for the 2005/2006 program. The street maintenance program is a continuation of an aggressive six-year initiative

approved by voters in 1998 in which more than 107 lane miles of city streets were reconstructed at a cost of $6 million. Richard Mendoza, director of Public Works, has incorporated new pavement management software to facilitate the selection process. Minor reconstruction involves grinding and removing the old asphalt, locating and raising utility manholes and valve boxes, replacing base materials where needed, processing and cutting base to grade, curing the base and adding a new hot mix asphalt surface. Concrete curbs and drainage issues are also evaluated and addressed on a case-by-case basis. Before each job, local residents and businesses are notified of the impending work with door hangers. — Courtesy of the City of San Marcos


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employee at San Marcos’ other H-E-B. “They’re not going to complain about not dying,” said produce partner Jon Clark. Clark said that since H-E-B has thrown out all fresh and bagged spinach, their distributors have sent them bagged spring mixes that are clearly marked as spinach-free. Carlos Gil, H-E-B produce manager, said H-E-B encountered a similar situation about a year ago with romaine lettuce from California — the state in which the FDA has narrowed its search for the source of the contaminated spinach to three counties: Monterey, San Benito and Santa Clara. The FDA reported that investigators are working to specify the area im-

plicated in the E. coli outbreak even further. “They have floods and excessive rain there so they have a lot of runoff,” Gil said of the contaminations. “It doesn’t happen a lot, but anytime there is a national or even a local concern, they don’t even blink an eye. They’ll pull it from the shelves, no questions asked.” Bob McLean, biology professor at Texas State, agreed that runoff from fertilizer was a likely culprit for the spread of E. coli to spinach. McLean said this particular strain is problematic when consumed. “It’s the nastiest E. coli we have,” McLean said. “That strain does cause bad diarrhea, and it can get in the bloodstream and cause kidney failure in some cases.” McLean was referring to He-

molytic Uremic Syndrome, which most often affects the elderly or young who have weaker immune systems. Twenty-eight of the 175 reported E. coli cases involved HUS, according to FDA reports. Larry DeVall, general manager of Applebee’s, said the restaurant had to remove a spinach and shrimp salad from their menu. Applebee’s also had to postpone expanding their menu by two items that were to include spinach. Plans are in the works to replace the spinach with arugula, a broadleaf vegetable often used in salads. DeVall said he was not sure if Applebee’s will ever offer fresh spinach again. “When you look at situations like what happened at Jackin-the-Box and E. coli, we may never go back,” DeVall said, referring to the 1993 outbreak of

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The petition, lead by the San Marcos ACC/Yes! Coalition, hoped to obtain enough signatures to call an election where voters could decide whether to annex the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District into the ACC taxing district. Albert Sierra, ACC/YES! cochair and San Marcos Housing Authority director, said the community-driven effort was made in good faith and he was saddened by the forgeries. Sierra said the group conducted the beginning stages of petition, but once it was clear how much effort it would take to get all the signatures, they hired political consultant Mark Littlefield to obtain the rest of the signatures. “Littlefield was a political consultant we thought of as someone who could help,” Sierra said. “He was primarily in charge of collecting most of the signatures.” Sierra said the district attorney’s investigation is centering on where Littlefield picked up the signature campaign. “A lot of people spent a lot of hard hours going through this,” Sierra said. “We were just trying to bring ACC to San Marcos. I just felt like it offered opportunities for a large segment of population who didn’t have ac-

cess to a four year university.” Littlefield, who has helped with various local election campaigns, was recently fired from his part-time job managing the supporter database for Rep. Patrick Rose, D-Dripping Springs. Randy Thompson, campaign consultant for Rose, said the Rose campaign fully supports the district attorney’s investigation. Littlefield declined to comment on the forgeries or his recent termination from the Rose campaign. “He was relieved of that responsibility when it became apparent that the investigation of the ACC petition had escalated to a point where the campaign felt it had to sever ties with him,” Thompson said. College Democrats President Eric Heggie was questioned by the district attorney’s office in connection with the petition. Heggie said the College Democrats met with Littlefield once outside Randall Morris Real Estate late last year. Heggie said Littlefield first approached the then-president of College Democrats, Elizabeth Peirce, to recruit the organization to help with the petition. Littlefield asked the College Democrats to obtain 2,100 signatures by the end of September, but the group only got 800, some of which were thrown out. Heg-

gie said the College Democrats received $400 from Littlefield, which was used for new shirts. If the annexation was approved, local realtor Randall Morris planned to donate more than 35 acres of land to build the campus. Morris said he will hold the land he planned to donate to ACC until Dec. 31, which is when the time period included in the formal donation agreement runs out. After entering the agreement, ACC would have had the right to purchase an adjacent 8.82-acre tract for two years. “Come December 31 or before, I think I’ll know, and the community will know what ACC’s plans are,” Morris said. “All I ever wanted to do was to get this issue in front of the voters and let them decide.” One of Morris’ companies, Cottonwood Creek JDR Ltd, also contributed $5,000 to the San Marcos ACC/Yes! Coalition. Linda Young, special assistant to ACC’s president for governmental and community relations, said that, according to state law, ACC cannot annex an area. Rather, the effort is in the hands of community groups like ACC/Yes!. Although there has been no further action regarding this petition, she said ACC has not given up on expanding into San Marcos.

E. coli in hamburger patties. “It’s not worth the risk.” Shannon Jones, history graduate student and avid spinach eater, said she hopes spinach will be available again soon. Jones and her husband have been substituting arugula and romaine in their meals since fresh spinach went off the market. Jones said she does not think people will feel safe to eat spinach even when the FDA ban is lifted. “I’m sure people will be really hesitant to get it again,” Jones said. To lower the risk of ingesting E. coli bacteria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend all fresh fruits and vegetables be washed under running water, especially those that will not be cooked, and that the outer leaves of leafy vegetables be removed.

David Racino/Star photo GREEN IS GONE: Following a string of E. coli-related illnesses in 26 states and at least one death, H-E-B and other local businesses took all spinach-based products off their shelves after the Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of the produce.


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Upon opening the glossy pages of the recently released “The Girls of Texas State 2007 Calendar,” one might assume they are peering into a Sports Illustrated cover-girl calendar. They are, in fact, gazing at some of their own scantily clad, well-tanned fellow Texas State students. Although neither calendars are actually affiliated with the school, “The Girls of Texas State” and its counterpart “The Guys of Texas State,” are filled with centerfolds of Texas State

students, said David Frank, co-owner of the company that created the calendars, Vixen Entertainment. “We were first going to do just a girls calendar, but considering the ratio of girls to guys at Texas State is like three to one, we decided we needed to make one for the women to enjoy, too. This is when we decided to make the guys calendar,” Frank said. According to Frank and business partner Jonathan Joseph, who both attended Texas State, many of the girls in the calendar had already done some promotional modeling with Vixen Entertainment.


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“We didn’t want to pick girls (for the calendar) just based on looks,” Frank said. “We wanted good-looking girls who were also outgoing and involved around campus — girls who were a good representation of the university.” Frank said he and Joseph wanted the calendar to be classy and not offend anyone. All of the calendar shoots were done between the months of February and April in different locations around Central Texas, Frank said. Frank also said that because they didn’t have any male models already working for them,




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they had to do a casting call at some local bars. “We presented the guys with what we were doing and signed up about 100 people,” Frank said. “After that, we did some research on MySpace about the guys and then contacted the ones we wanted to use.” Communications senior Jared Cearley was in one of the first male photo shoots Frank and Joseph did. “I went to high school with David and Jonathan, and they approached my roommate and me, who is also in the calendar, at the pool. They told us about what they were doing, and it just went from there,” Cearley said. “I had done casting for some other stuff before this and have been in the SAE Chippendales contest at Gordo’s for the past

couple of years.” Cearley said that because he had gone to high school with Frank and Joseph, it was a little awkward modeling in front of them. “I was definitely nervous, and it was a little awkward but fun at the same time,” Cearley said. Another male model chosen for the calendar, Texas State graduate Jared Hatfield, was trying to get into the modeling world when Frank asked him to be in the calendar. “I have known David for a couple of years now,” Hatfield said. “I was in the process of building my modeling portfolio when David told me about the calendar.” Hatfield said he groomed himself for the calendar shoot. “To prepare for the shoot, I

made sure that I stayed in the sun a lot to get tan and worked out four or five times a week,” Hatfield said. Hatfield believes that the calendar did a decent job of representing the university, but that Frank and Joseph could have been more diverse with their choices of models. Almost every model in the calendar is in a sorority or fraternity, and these are the people who are purchasing the calendars, according to Hatfield. He thinks the calendar is mostly targeted toward the Greek organizations on campus. Mass communication sophomore and calendar model Haley Vickers has been modeling since she was a young girl. She thinks the models chosen for the calendar are students who are wellknown on campus. “Most of the models are sorority girls who go out a lot in San Marcos,” Vickers said. Vickers — whose photo was shot at The Exchange at San Marcos apartment complex — said that Frank and Joseph helped her with poses during the shoot. Public relations senior Kristen Markette, another long-time friend of Frank’s who has previous modeling experience, represented the month of March in the calendar. Markette said she’s had a modeling agent since she was younger and has been in Wal-Mart ads that were featured in Glamour and Marie-Claire magazine. “I’ve known David since I was 10 years old, so modeling in front of him was weird,” Markette said. “Doing this calendar is just more modeling experience I can add to my résumé.” Frank said not only has the university been supportive of the calendar but also the community. Calendars have been so popular that other universities want to hire Vixen to do them for their schools, Frank said. Calendars are being sold at Conley’s Carwash and The Eskimo Hut for $12.

Sniper ’66 sheds light on history of UT shootings Lawrence Drinkard The University Star On Aug. 1, 1966, a young man by the name of Charles Whitman climbed a clock tower in Austin and changed the world. Public history graduate student Whitney Milam showed a special screening of his documentary, Sniper ’66, Tuesday in the Alkek Teaching Theatre. For 96 minutes, Whitman utilized a personal armory atop the University of Texas clock tower in an attempt to vent on

a society he perceived as hostile. When the dust had settled, 15 people had been killed and 31 were injured. Not only had Whitman changed the lives of the citizens of Austin, he unwittingly altered the psyche of a nation. Milam said he decided to create a film on the Charles Whitman shootings because he saw a unique opportunity. Milam said not only was the 40th anniversary a perfect chance to create the right publicity, but he felt that this would be his last

chance to meet the individuals who where involved. “Because it was so long ago, the youngest a lot of these people could be was in their sixties,” Milam said. ”I wanted to talk to people before their experience was lost forever.” The film was originally aired as a 23-minute news feature on KTBC Fox 7 in Austin. The screening in the teaching theatre was an opportunity for students to view the never-before-seen hour-long version and to meet people involved in the shooting

as well. “I didn’t know much about it when I first heard about it,” said dance junior Cassandra Rios. “And I wanted to hear directly from the people that were there.” Milam said he wanted people to know how this act of violence has ironically improved the safety of their lives. The Whitman shootings led to the Austin Ambulatory Service, which in turn led to the development of See SNIPER, page 5

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the modern Emergency Medical Service nationwide. Whitman also forced police to take a hard look into how prepared they were for such an event in the future. “(Sniper ’66) is a concrete example of the kind of work being done in the public history department,” said James McWilliams, history assistant professor, when he introduced the film. Those involved said it was a life-changing event. Former Austin police officer and Texas Ranger Ray Martinez was the officer who climbed the tower and shot Whitman, who died as a result. Martinez said he was a simple police officer when instinct automatically took over. “I’ve realized you have to live life moment to moment be-

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cause no one knows what life will bring around the corner,” Martinez said. Cheryl Botts, who was the last to see Whitman before his rampage, was coming down the steps of the tower with a friend when they bumped into Whitman going up the stairs, carrying a rifle in each hand. Botts thought he was climbing the tower to shoot pigeons. “We didn’t realize what was happening until we got outside and saw the bodies,” Botts said. “We ran next door with some people who had a transistor radio and listened to the news broadcast while listening to the gunshots for the next hour and a half.” Before her run-in with Whitman, Botts was very shy and reserved. “I was a wallflower,” Botts said.

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to moment because no one knows what life will bring around the corner.” —Ray Martinez former Austin police officer and Texas Ranger

As a result of her experience and the subsequent publicity, Botts said she was able to gain the confidence and the courage to become a schoolteacher. “Value every day because you are not guaranteed tomorrow,” Botts said.


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pparently the “perfect” mold for the student body has been firmly established. It doesn’t include a cup size smaller than a B and waistline past a size 4 for women. For men, it is a perfectly tanned, hairless, muscular body. Since when did we all want to become Barbie and Ken dolls? Perfection, it seems, comes in the shape of these two toys. Unfortunately, Vixen Entertainment is exploiting this image for their own profit. The company’s calendars are no different than the Girls Gone Wild videos, Study Break magazines or any other publications that promote a superficial, sexobsessed agenda. The University Star isn’t being prudish. This is a college atmosphere. We’re all mature enough to see and discuss sexual images. What disturbs us is the shallowness of this subject. Women, and even men, are objectified, and the student body is portrayed as all good looks, little brains. So much attention is focused on the perfect human form when, in reality, none exists. It is a mold that not just students need to break away from, but society in general. There are many aspects of a person that make them individually beautiful that we need to learn to embrace. Trying to fit a mold of perfection is unhealthy and sends the wrong message to younger people. As college students, we are role models, not just through our academics and volunteer activities, but with our appearance as well. People’s appearances are their own business, but when we put so much emphasis on them, we begin to send the wrong message. All people were not meant to have extremely tan bodies, no hair and weigh less than 120 pounds. This model of beauty is unrealistic, not just in its appearance, but in its ability to be obtained. The companies that sell these items all have images of young people committing often-regretful acts while someone in the background gets rich off of peddling smut. There’s no greater cause for these calendars; there’s no way it enriches the campus. David Frank and Jonathan Joseph, the co-owners of Vixen Entertainment, said they wanted the women on campus to be a good representation of



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Libertarian candidate responds to Main Point I suppose I should take some small comfort in being labeled the “least embarrassing” candidate for Texas governor (“The Main Point,” Tuesday) — but I’d encourage Texas State students to go beyond such labels. As the Libertarian candidate for governor, I offer a consistent philosophy of limited government and individual freedom. From ending the destructive drug war to stopping legal assaults on gays to dramatically scaling back the size and scope of state government, I offer a vision of hope for today’s students. And you are correct — none of these ideas are the least embarrassing. James Werner Libertarian candidate for governor

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the university and the calendar to look classy. But there’s no diversity to the images; they’re all pictures of scantily clad women who frequent tanning salons. And the calendar looks about as classy as a MySpace page. Instead of pandering to some tasteless subject, campus organizations

could find other calendar content to sell in The Quad. Maybe an on-campus photography or art club could provide the content in the future. Then, the proceeds for selling the calendar could benefit a campus organization rather than being shoved down the pockets of private organizations.

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Let me see if I have this straight: We have a singer/ novelist-turned-politician, an incompetent Democratic challenger, a grandma with fertile children and a toupee-wearing Republican who may or may not have something in his closet, and James Werner is entitled to membership in this circus simply because he is a Libertarian? Maybe we should consider him since he hasn’t been corrupted yet. Bob Thompson Residence Life maintenance crew supervisor Think you have something to say? Log on to and click on the letters link to read old letters and submit new ones.

Documentary Sniper ’66 highlights danger of automatic weapons It is rather disagain,” from turbing that AmeriThis brings the rates of cans don’t even the most serious offenses, take much notice including murders, rapes, when a shooting robberies and assaults, to a massacre occurs level 32 percent lower than in modern times. those reported in 1995. Although violent Even with the escalating MARC SPEIR crimes have acturise in gun ownership, this Star Columnist ally decreased sigcontinues a decade-long nificantly, coverage of grisly drop in violent crime that has crimes has skyrocketed and led remained consistent. many of us to believe things Despite the good news, are only getting worse. there have been a number of Accordingly, the 40th anhighly publicized incidents of niversary of the Charles Whitdisturbing proportions. A rash man massacre is receiving of school shootings in Columadditional attention as it was bine, Jonesboro and Paducah highlighted as the cover story during the late 1990s triggered for the August 2006 issue of a regular spate of stories about Texas Monthly magazine. Texas spreading school violence. State held a showing of a docu- However, school violence overmentary on the event, Sniper all appears to have decreased as ’66, Tuesday. well. It has become more of a However, all major categospectacle and therefore covered ries of violent crime in the more often. United States declined in 2004 The danger has become far according to the article, “FBI: overblown, said John StosViolent crime rate declines sel, ABC correspondent and

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author of Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity. In the wake of Columbine, ABC aired 383 stories about the tragedy. Sam Donaldson warned edgy parents and students about “angry teens turning up in other towns.” The coverage of these massacres, workplace revenge fantasies turned real and instances of loners who lash out their anger on unsuspecting citizens is too irresistible for the media. Ironically, it is possible that the coverage alone may inspire other troubled individuals to follow suit in a violent manner. These shootings have taken place often enough that it makes us feel saddened, but we’re hardly shocked or even surprised. I’d even forgotten the names of which towns bear the marks of random violence. This being said, it is difficult for us to understand the horror to which Whitman introduced the nation Aug. 1, 1966.

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Until Whitman undertook his shooting spree in Austin, public space felt relatively safe and most citizens were convinced they were removed from unexpected brutality. After that day, things would never be the same and the event stood out as one of the most notorious episodes in American history. Whitman unleashed gunfire mostly unimpeded for 96 minutes, killing 14 people and wounding numerous more who had the misfortune of holding proximity to the looming University of Texas Tower. It is my belief that the accessibility of these weapons leads our nation to the high amount of gun deaths that we have. There is too much ease for an unbalanced individual to acquire firearms through gunshow loopholes or convert their weapon to fully automatic with the help of a little kit. I am a gun owner and I

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don’t see any reason why we allow high-powered rifles that can be easily converted to the frightening power of becoming fully automatic. Granted, it is just too difficult to tell who is going to act out their fantasies, as those close to many of the perpetrators are often just as surprised as every one else. However, the amount of dead in these incidents surely wouldn’t be as high if the weapons were not as sophisticated and if organizations such as the National Rifle Association didn’t lobby for dangerous assault weapons and armor-piercing bullets to be available to the public. Whatever your feelings on the subject, the upcoming Whitman documentary should be an interesting platform to study the beginnings of the American shooting spree. Phi Alpha Theta and the department of history presented a screening of the documen-

tary Sniper ’66 Tuesday in the Alkek Teaching Theatre. The hour-long documentary is written, produced and directed by Whitney Milam, history graduate student and employee of KTBC, the Fox network affiliate in Austin. The film examines further the murders committed by Charles Whitman in 1966 from atop The Tower. Sniper ’66 contains never-before-seen footage of the tragedy as it unfolded. We will never be able to fully restrict the scathing hatred that is in the hearts of troubled individuals before they act, but we can at least contain the volume of their destruction. Supporting progressive legislation such as the ban on assault weapons and armor piercing bullets has little reason to be opposed.

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