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MAC Phase II delayed until March The opening Ceremony pushed from mid Feb. to Mar. 28 for concerns, weather. BY MATTHEW REAGAN Contributor to The Shorthorn

Students can expect several new additions to the Maverick Activities Center with Phase II nearing completion. But they’ll have to wait a bit longer than expected. The original unveiling ceremony for the second phase of the MAC was scheduled for mid-to-late February, but has been pushed back to Mar. 28, campus recreation director Doug Kuykendall said. Several factors, including construction concerns and weather, led to the delay. Kuykendall said construction crews will be finished in February and the university will work out any kinks before opening the second phase. “After substantial completion, we have a specified amount of time to get things fixed before we open it,” Kuykendall said. “Plus, there are a couple of projects that we as a university are doing, such

The Arlington Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor theme parks have applied for a mixed beverage license.

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Students, faculty are critical of Six Flags request for alcohol permit BY JHERICCA JOHNSON

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The Arlington Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor theme parks are both seeking a way to get “wet” — with liquor licenses. The roller coaster and water parks have applied for a mixed beverage license, said Terry Parsons, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Sgt. in the Fort Worth District office. The license will allow both parks to sell any type of alcoholic beverage, but the wait time depends on the application, Parsons said. In the application process, the theme parks submit their applications before the commission. Next, the commission looks for valid and legal protests, and if there are any, he said, the application is subjected to a hearing.

Green roofs equal “green” campus

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The university will construct its first green roof on the Life Sciences Building this semester. The building was chosen as one of the best prospects for the green roof by Facilities Management, said Amanda Popken, Green Roof Committee coordinator via e-mail. A green roof consists of vegetation and soil planted over a watering system on a roof. It can help reduce energy costs, control flooding and water runoff, extend roof life and be an effective sound insulator. David Hopman, assistant professor and landscape architect, said no one in the Metroplex has attempted to design an extensive green roof because of the extreme climate. Extensive green roofs consist of low-lying

“We’re looking for somebody who has had real, significant experience in university development.” James Spaniolo

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Fraternities and Sororities 11% Professional 29% Honorary 11%

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ADMINISTRATION

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University student activities range from the Percussion Club to the Maverick Fencing Club.

liquor,” he said. Students like international business freshman Trista Spooner have mixed feelings about the license request. Spooner described the park as “not the best place to drink.” However, she believes everyone has the freedom to drink wherever they choose. “I think having alcohol there won’t allow parents to be good role models for their kids,” she said. Spooner said she felt that those of legal drinking age at the university will be excited if the license goes through. Graduate student Libby Leatherman said she found herself wondering how much ob-

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Project shows UTA’s continued commitment to the environment.

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During the hearing, a judge will look at the application and the protests to determine the grounds for denial. “The entire application process is on a case-by-case basis,” he said. Parsons said the application is still being processed, and will have to wait 60 days before it can be sent to a residing judge if there are valid legal protests. John Bement, in-park services senior vice president, said Six Flags applied for the license because park guests have requested beer for a while. He said several of the parks in the Six Flags system already provide alcohol and have done so successfully for many years. “We only intend to sell beer and have no present plans to offer mixed drinks or hard

International 11%

The university has hired a private firm to help recruit for a replacement. BY JULIE ANN SANCHEZ The Shorthorn staff

Candidates have been interviewed for the Development Office vice president position, but the search has culled no finalists, yet. “The process is still ongoing,” said Jean Hood, employee services vice president.

Gary Cole, Former VP

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UTA now offers 300 student organizations Clubs and Activities offer knowledge and friendship to students. BY ABIGAIL HOWLETT

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“Every university, today, has a development office and we have expanded our development office in the last four years because UT-Arlington has not historically had a strong record of private fundraising,” Spaniolo said. “It’s part of being a major university, and we are just trying to develop a mature development office that will increase the number of do-

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The university has hired R. William Funk and Associates, a Dallas search firm, to find candidates for the position, Hood said. “This is one of the best and widely known firms in the country,” she said. The Office of Development primarily works to raise private funds for the university through individuals, mostly alumni, said President James Spaniolo in a Tuesday afternoon interview.

For the first time in the history of Student Activities,

there are 300 active student organizations on campus. “We have been saying ‘almost 300’ for years now,” said Student Congress President Collins Watson. “It is great we have finally reached that milestone.” Students interested in the benefits of club membership

have a wide array of clubs to choose from. The Percussion Club is a relatively new organization whose members take turns researching certain topics related to percussion and then relay their findings in a weekly meeting. “I get a bunch of free knowl-

edge,” said Percussion Club president Nick Beaudet. “It is not like a class I have to pay for.” From Gamers on Campus to the Maverick Fencing Club, to various international student CLUBS continues on page 4


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Library mall and University Center mall. Free snacks, Powerade and a T-shirt are given to those who donate. For information, contact Allison Bailey at abailey@uta.edu or 817-272-2963. Graduate Student Senate: 5:30 p.m., University Center lower level. General body meeting.

Courtside Countdown: 5-7 p.m., University Club. Pregame social open to UTA faculty/staff, Maverick Club members, and UTA alumni. Free appetizers. Cash bar available. For information, contact Angela Martinez at amartinez@uta.edu or 817-272-7168. Men’s Basketball: 7 p.m., Texas Hall. UTA hosts Nicholls State. Free admission for UTA Faculty/Staff/Students. Adults $8, seniors and students $4. For information, contact Bill Petitt at wpetitt@uta.edu or 817-272-2239.

in downtown Arlington. The story of how the movie, Gone with the Wind, was really written. To buy tickets, call the Theatre Arlington box office at 817-275-7661, or order tickets online at http://www. theatrearlington. org. JAN.

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Session to understand the career decision making process and find out how to take the career assessment. For information, contact Counseling Services at 817-272-3671. Theatre Arlington presents Moonlight & Magnolias : 8 p.m., 305 W. Main Street in downtown Arlington. The story of how the movie, Gone with the Wind, was really written. To buy tickets, call the Theatre Arlington box office at 817-275-7661 or order tickets online at http://www.theatrearlington. org. Calendar submissions must be made by 4 p.m. two days prior to run date. To enter your event, call 817-272-3661 or log on to www.theshorthorn.com/calendar

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Planetarium to offer show in Spanish on Sundays

“What does it mean to be a green campus? It won’t be exceptional, it will be the standard.”

The Planetarium will be providing a show in Spanish this semester titled “Maravillas del Universo” or Wonders of the Universe at 4 p.m. Sundays. Planetarium Director Marc Rouleau added the new program to the Planetarium’s schedule. There will be a Spanish–speaking student present at the shows to do the introductions and the sky tour after the show in Spanish. Rouleau said there will be some advertising done in La Estrella as well as a local grocery store. The show will run until March 16. For more information contact the Planetarium 817-272-1183 or visit http://www.uta.edu/ planetarium/.

Craig Powell, co-chair of the President’s Sustainability committee, over the committee’s selection of the first campus building to have a green roof. See Page 1

— Cohe Bolin Courtesy photo: Great Plains Restoration Council

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One group in the city and regional planning class wrote a paper to raise awareness and money to save the Fort Worth Prairie Park from house development. The park is the last example of an undeveloped prairie in North America.

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A vehicle was towed from lot 44 for outstanding citations Monday at 700 Pecan St.

Five university students were given an award for their plans to save a section of Fort Worth Prairie Park on Friday. The 1,983 acre section of virgin prairie in southwest Tarrant County is last of the remaining Fort Worth Prairie ecosystem. Plans to develop the section will endanger 2,000 native plants like 8-foot blue stem grass, buffalo, bison, prairie dogs and the monarch butterflies that fly from Mexico to the prairie in the spring to breed, said Jarid Manos, Great Plains Restoration Council

A student reported his vehicle involved in a hit and run accident Monday in lot 36 at 201 Cooper St.

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A student’s vehicle was towed for outstanding parking citations Monday at 705 Mitchell Circle.

A vehicle was towed from the meters at the campus center for six outstanding citations Monday at 505 Center St.

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founder and CEO. a City and Regional planning class had the choice of three projects to participate in, said Dr. Jeff Howard, assistant professor School of Urban Public affairs. The projects included the Prairie Park project, the President’s Sustainability project and a Green Roof program, he said. Graduate student Rachel Roberts said the students submitted a 40 page paper detailing their plan to help save the park to the council. The group conducted research on past restorations to other ecosystems to gather ideas and plan

the best course of action for their project. Some of their ideas included developing wildlife crossings to keep the animals from danger, Roberts said. “Open space preservation is one of the main reasons I entered the CRP program,” said graduate student Rachel Roberts. “CRP is what inspired me to go to grad school, and so I jumped on the opportunity to be a part of this project.” Their prairie project was reviewed by the council, whose mission is to save the Fort Worth Prairie Parks.

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Manos felt the students’ paper was a good way to increase awareness about safeguarding the park. The CRP encourages student groups to volunteer, and spread the word online regarding this serious matter. Everyone has something to offer and to give back, Manos said. “We are trying to protect what is left,” Manos said. “Everyone has different reasons to protect this prairie, from health to ecosystem.” Corretta kiNg news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Sigma Pi is looking for a few good men The fraternity hopes their efforts will establish a new chapter at the university. By ABigAil Howlett Contributor to The Shorthorn

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Ponder Floor Company employee Arturo Martinez collects sawdust after sanding the floor Tuesday in the Phase II section of the MAC. After completion of Phase II in March, there will be rock climbing, improved racquetball courts, a joint basketball and soccer room and an outdoor volleyball and basketball court.

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plants to provide the most ground cover and retention of the irrigation system. Intensive green roofs are meant to be a more natural landscape with plants up to 15 feet with several feet of soil to sustain the vegetation. Hopman has done research at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin, which has SAC 24 test roofs. He is also evaluating plant material through Texas A&M University. “The Green Roof Committee was very good about getting people excited,� Hopman said. Project materials will be donated by Weston GreenGrid and Hydrotech, both of which specialize in green roof planting. GreenGrid will donate a 500 square feet modular tray system that houses the plants and Hydrotech will donate a 500 square feet monolithic system or soil. About 35 species of grasses and forbs will be used in the project, which will work with an intensive irrigation system that will include gypsum block moisture sensors. The sensors will monitor how much water is needed to sustain the roof.

The first campus green roof will be located on the Life Sciences Building. ItNH will reduce energy cost and be an effective sound insulator.

• Green roofs will last twice as long as the standard roof, decreasing maintenance costs. ACT • A green roof can reduce energy costs depending on building size, the type of green roof and the climate. • Green roofs have the ability to insulate sound waves from machinery, airplanes, traffic-reflecting, absorbing and deflecting the sound.

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taining a license would help the parks in the end. “Think about it — amusement parks are already pretty dangerous as it is,� she said. “Adding alcohol to it is almost countering all of the safety precautions they put up.� Leatherman didn’t think having an alcohol license would increase the amount of student parking

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What to do: Anyone interested in joining the fraternity can contact DiVita at jdivita@sigmapi.org or call his office at 615-373-5728.

said. There are more than 135 chapters and colonies in North America. One member is Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. The fraternity is on a “big push� to contact major schools in Texas, said Mike Taddesse, greek life assistant director. The fraternity has colonized six major universities and recently chartered Texas A&M University. “Sigma Pi is the only social fraternity that gives back to their host [the university],� DiVita said. The fraternity created a program called Altruistic Campus Experience, which promotes campus pride, giving back and meeting the needs of the 0University. A project is selectstudents going to the parks, though. “No one is going to go just because they may sell beer now,� she said. Felicia Chamberlain, MSN Graduate Nursing Program administrative assistant, and biology lecturer Michelle Badon were more worried about the effects the licenses will have on children. “There still may be a chance that underage children could get access to it,� Chamberlain said.

ABigAil Howlett news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

Aside from lecturing, Badon is a youth minister and said she would prefer the parks didn’t sell alcohol because her children make frequent trips. Chamberlain believes having alcohol at the park may make its accident rates go up. “You can’t monitor how much someone is drinking,� Chamberlain said. “Someone drunk may get on a slide ride and fall off.� JHeriCCA JoHnson news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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as the rock climbing wall.� Upon completion, Phase II will be the final addition to the $34.5 million project and will also include outdoor basketball and sand volleyball courts and a game room with the latest video game systems in front of six flatscreen TVs. In addition, renovations to the 110,000 square feet of existing features in the MAC such as the indoor soccer gym, badminton and racquetball courts and several multiuse facilities and rooms will also take place. While crews are getting close to putting the final touch-ups on the development, there is visible

Who: Sigma Pi What: Social men’s fraternity Founded: 1897 Indiana Interesting fact: Sigma Pi has over 86,000 alumni.

ed once a year, such as campus clean-ups, planting trees and honoring professors. DiVita considers the project part of the fraternity’s values. “It is a great fraternity,� Taddesse said. “They have a lot of educational programs.� The Interfraternity Council has a policy of only allowing one “colony� at a time per year. Ta d d e s s e said Sigma Pi contacted the university a couple of years ago, but because of the policy the council could not allow them James DiVita, to colonize. Sigma Pi expansion T a d - and growth director desse said fraternities have to be well-rounded, have good guidelines and a strong vision to be allowed on campus. Sigma Pi will join the 32 fraternities and sororities already on campus. “We always like to see greek life grow,� Taddesse said.

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strides toward becoming a “Green Campus� with their efforts in composting, recycling and waste reduction. “It’s a very important step student parkingWe’ve turned for the university. a corner,� committee co-chair Craig Powell said. Powell said the project will also “open a lot of avenues in terms of grants,� citing the student $30,000 grant parking the university received for the compost project. The university plans to be completely “green� by 2010. “What does it mean to be a green campus?� Powell said. “It won’t be exceptional, it will be the standard.�

Source: University Green Roof Committee

Some deciding factors for choosing the building included accessible roof access to plant and monitor vegetation and student participation. The project idea came from students in the School of Urban and Public Affairs, Popken said. The university will spend about $1,500 in additional plant materials, Hopman said. “It’s going to be a physical manifestation to UTA, becoming a ‘Green Campus,’ � Hopman said. The President’s Sustainability Committee is making

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“It’s going to be a physical manifestation to UTA, becoming a ‘Green Campus,’ � David Hopman

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mally come to the MAC.� Membership services coordinator Lexi Christoules said 10,007 members used the MAC’s facilities from its Phase I opening to December, not including the break. This total included students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests. Campus officials expect attendance to increase once Phase II opens Mar. 28. Kuykendall said officials from the State of Texas and the UT school system will be invited to the ceremony, along with dignitaries from the Arlington community, with a possible appearance by Arlington mayor Robert Cluck.

construction in several areas of the MAC. Kuykendall said the work taking place between the top of the main stairs and the kinesiology department, for example, is the future home to several new classrooms, fitness test areas and the game room. Crews are currently sanding the new gym courts, curing the racquetball courts and finishing electrical and wiring projects on the second floor. Psychology junior Noe Cruz said he was excited about some of the non-traditional additions to the MAC. “The rock climbing wall sounds great,� Cruz said. “I think it will be a great addition and will bring in some new faces who wouldn’t nor-

The social fraternity Sigma Pi will be recruiting new members on campus next month outside University Center in hopes of starting a new chapter. James DiVita, Sigma Pi expansion and growth director, said he is looking for at least 25 members and hopes to be colonized by the end of the recruitment. Everyone that joins will become an equal founding father. All positions are open and elections will be held after recruitment is completed. There is no pledge period for incoming members. “We are looking for scholars, leaders, athletes and gentlemen to be founding fathers of the new colony,� DiVita said. “It is a once in a lifetime opportunity. They get to take part in building the chapter from the ground up.� Sigma Pi was founded in 1897 and is one of the top 10 largest fraternities, DiVita

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Rio Grande levee improvement begins BROWNSVILLE, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A U.S.Mexico border commission has begun improvements on 23 miles of Rio Grande levees in Cameron County. U.S. Commissioner Carlos Marin of the International Boundary and Water Commission says the work is expected to be completed by the end of next summer.

Jury gets case of alleged male rapist HOUSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A jury was deliberating Tuesday the case of a man accused of kidnapping and raping five young men in Baytown during an eight-month spree in 2006. Keith Hill, 20, is charged with aggravated sexual assault in the May 2006 attack of a teenager who said he was forced to perform oral sex at gunpoint after he was abducted from his driveway.

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Studios nix contracts on current season LOS ANGELES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Four major studios have canceled dozens of writersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; contracts in a possible concession that the current television season cannot be saved, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

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YALA, Thailand â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Suspected Islamic militants bombed a busy market in southern Thailand on Tuesday, wounding more than three dozen civilians a day after a rebel ambush killed eight soldiers. The attacks came as the separatist rebellion entered its fifth year and as Thailand prepared to bring in a new government. Also Tuesday, the Cabinet renewed an emergency decree that gives security forces special powers of arrest in three southernmost provinces, government spokesman Chaiya Yimwilai said. The insurgency in mostly Buddhist Thailandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Muslimmajority deep south has taken the lives of more than 2,800 people since flaring in January 2004. Little progress has been made in curbing the violence despite the presence of nearly 40,000 police and soldiers in the region, as well as several changes of military leadership and strategy. Many southern Muslims feel unfairly treated by the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Buddhist majority, and their discontent has fueled separatist movements since Thailand annexed the area a century ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During the past few months the situation seemed to quiet down, maybe because of heavy suppression by the government,â&#x20AC;? said Muslim academic Vitaya Visetrat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The insurgents use the communist tactic of fighting the

authorities based on the motto, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;When you come, I go hide; when you are not alert, I will strike,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Vitaya said. Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bombing at a market in the capital of Yala province wounded at least 39 people, six critically. The bomb was hidden in a motorcycle and exploded shortly after a young Muslim man parked the vehicle, said police Col. Phumphet Phiphatphetphum. The attack came a day after eight soldiers were killed in an ambush. One of the victims was decapitated after his death. Lt. Col. Karnnart Nikornyanont, the local army commander, said eight suspects were detained in the attack. The soldiers had been patrolling Narathiwatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chanae district when a bomb hidden on the road exploded and flipped their truck over, according to the army. The attackers emerged from hiding and fatally shot all the soldiers. More than 30 people, many of them civilians, have been decapitated during the insurgency. The object appears to be to terrorize Buddhists into leaving the region. Most attacks are on civilians, and usually involve drive-by killings or small bombings. Six militants escaped from police custody in Narathiwat on Sunday. Since December, seven police officers, two soldiers and a civil servant â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all Muslims â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have been arrested on charges of leaking confidential information to insurgents.

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Saudi Arabian Oil Minister, Ali Naimi speaks to reporters during a press conference, Tuesday, at a hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia will raise oil production costs only when the market justifies it, the Kinkdonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oil minister said Tuesday, in response to President Bushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request that OPEC nations increase output to reduce world oil prices.

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia â&#x20AC;&#x201D; President Bush urged OPeC nations on Tuesday to put more oil on the world market, warning that soaring prices could cause an economic slowdown in the United States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paying more for gasoline hurts some of the American families,â&#x20AC;? Bush told a small group of reporters before heading into more talks with Saudi King Abdullah. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make that clear to him.â&#x20AC;? Shortly after Bush spoke, the Saudi oil minister said the kingdom, responsible for almost onethird of the cartelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total output,

would raise oil production when the market justified it. In a stern warning to Iran days after a Jan. 6 confrontation with U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, Bush said his decision to impose â&#x20AC;&#x153;serious consequencesâ&#x20AC;? will be the same whether an attack against an American vessel resulted from an order by the government in Tehran or a rash decision by an Iranian boat captain. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to matter who made the decision,â&#x20AC;? Bush said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If they hit our ships, we will hold Iran responsible.â&#x20AC;? U.S. officials claim Iranian speedboats swarmed three Navy warships in the Strait of Hormuz,

the narrow waterway that is the only entry and exit to the Persian Gulf. They said U.S. Navy commanders were considering firing warning shots, before the retreat of the five Iranian speedboats, which the Pentagon said were operated by the elite Revolutionary Guards. Iran has denied that its boats threatened the U.S. vessels, saying the incident was a normal occurrence, and accused Washington of fabricating video and audio it released. Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government has released its own video, which appeared to be shot from a small boat bobbing at least 100 yards from the American warships.

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pakistanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government urged opposition leaders Tuesday to refrain from holding rallies ahead of next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elections, citing an escalating terrorist threat. The party of opposition leader Nawaz Sharif quickly rejected the recommendation, accusing officials of trying block its campaign against President Pervez Musharraf.

The political squabble comes in the aftermath of the Dec. 27 assassination of Benazir Bhutto, whose Pakistan Peoples Party is expected by many to emerge as the largest in parliament after the Feb. 18 elections. Musharraf came under heavy criticism for alleged security lapses that allowed suspected Islamic militants to launch a gun and suicide bomb attack on former prime minister Bhutto as she left a

campaign rally. It was one in a wave of more than 20 suicide bombings to hit Pakistan in the past three months. In apparent response to the accusations, the Interior Ministry on Tuesday issued guidelines to political leaders â&#x20AC;&#x153;for their safety and security.â&#x20AC;? These included recommendations to heed the advice of local police commanders on security matters and to keep authorities informed of their movements.

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organizations, there is virtually a club or organization for everyone. Religious organizations are the most formed, said Carter Bedford, student governance and organizations associate director. The Baptist Student Ministry has about 400 students that meet several times a week, student leader Lauren Bjorkman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My favorite thing about BSM is the friendships that are so easily made and the depth of these friendships,â&#x20AC;? she said. To start a club, students must contact the Student Governance and Organizations Office, set up meetings for recruitment, draft a

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constitution and recruit at least eight members, not including a faculty adviser, Bedford said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you look through our list and say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;There is nothing for meâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, you can come into the office and start a new organization,â&#x20AC;? Bedford said. Join tHe After the club club completes the necessary For more forms and information on joining or has recruited creating a members, they student orsubmit the ganization or paperwork to club, call 817a committee 272-2293 composed of faculty members, students, staff members and a Student Governance and an Organizations Office delegate, according to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Organizing a Campus Organizationâ&#x20AC;? handout.

The committee makes sure that the club is legal, has a democratic process and elects new officers regularly, Bedford said. An organization becomes inactive after three semesters of dormancy, not including summer and wintermesters, he said. Club members graduating and poor planning are common reasons for dormancy. Last semester, 10 groups were inactive while the committee approved 12 new clubs. Developing new skills, meeting new people, learning time management and knowing how to run a meeting are some of the benefits Bedford said students acquire from being involved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being part of an organization is a huge teacher outside of the classroom,â&#x20AC;? he said.

tyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immediate goal is to select someone to fill the position. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for somebody who has had real, significant experience in university development,â&#x20AC;? he said. Gary Cole resigned from the position Sept. 21 after serving as development office vice president since 2004.

Cole is now employed at Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Children Healthcare in Fort Worth, Spaniolo said. Angela Crowly currently serves as interim vice president until the search committee finds a replacement.

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Big Bad Rig Brings Good

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Students should have been better informed

With gas drilling comes monetary benefits and job opportunities

The university could have done more to avoid dropping students for non-payment

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he structure stands a menacing 12 stories tall. It might not be a pretty site, but next time you drive by that humongous tower of steel on the southeast corner of campus, you should take a second to give thanks for all of the benefits the gas rig offers our campus and community. Besides the initial $391,000 paid to the university for gas exploration, plus a one-time $400,000 allowing Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. to extract this rich source of energy, the project will pay back the community for years to come. Here’s how: According to The Perryman Group, an economic and financial analysis firm, an offshoot of activity is already happening because of area drilling. Spillover effects include more gas and oil indusSUSAN TALLANT try jobs, restaurants having an increase of customers from drilling crews and others in the business, Barnett Shale-related activity for local attorneys, accountants and engineers, hotels and motels selling rooms to work crews plus residential development and expanding real estate activities. According to http://www.perrymangroup.com, after drilling began in Cleburne, unemployment fell from more than 8 percent in 2004 to 5 percent in March 2005, real estate transactions jumped 30 percent and additional bonuses were paid to hotels, restaurants, retail stores and other professional services for an increase of sales and service. Also, companies involved in exploration and development are donating millions of dollars to local charities and promoting more employee volunteerism and community involvement. For example, The American Cancer Society sold mineral rights to donated land for $5 million, area Girl Scouts leased mineral rights to drill under a summer camp location, and a local church received a $21,000 bonus. Many other area schools are benefiting, including Tarrant County College, which received $3.9 million from signing bonuses with much of the money marked for scholarships. Fort Worth reported receiving $10.4 million in 2005 and has since added numerous well sites. City analysis indicates royalties will increase city revenues to $60 million annually. D/FW Airport recently received more than $100 million in signing bonuses, which could be used to reduce landing fares, reduce the airport’s $2.7 billion debt and encourage some airlines to lower ticket prices. The list goes on. I know there is annoying rig noise to consider and an increase in traffic and safety concerns. Some even say they are worried about air quality. I’m sorry, but if you are that worried about air quality, you wouldn’t be living in the 10th worst area in the nation for such. Dallas-Fort Worth has had ozone alert days long before this gas boom. Just take a look at the American Lung Association’s recent report card. It gave Tarrant County a big fat “F” for ozone quality in 2007.

The university’s tuition deadline change left some students in a mad dash for cash last week. Under the old plan, students had until the third week of class to make a payment without the before being dropped, but this semester, the spring payment deadline came a week before classes even started. Those with financial aid had nothing to fear, but anyone paying out of pocket wasn’t so lucky. For the 2007-08 school year, approximately 6,500 students — just over 25 percent of students enrolled — did not receive any financial aid assistance in the form of grants, loans or scholarships, according to UTA’s Web site and financial aid director Karen Krause. We do appreciate the decision to decrease the initial payment from onehalf to only a third of the tuition due up front. But even EDITORIAL with the lower down payment, ROUNDUP a student taking The issue: The new tuition payment 12 credit hours policy left many stuhad to pony up dents in a financial bind. $1,200, not an We suggest: easy feat for The university should some. have kept students informed about policy The university changes through heavy should have been publicity. more aggressive in getting word out about a major policy change. Considering the huge impact on student pocketbooks, there were very few posters or banners around campus. The decision was announced in July, but students didn’t hear much about it until the fall semester was almost over. A message was initially posted online and later reminders were sent after the holiday season was already in full swing. We were hardly done celebrating the new year when, suddenly, it was time to pay up. After last week’s deadline, 631 students were dropped entirely and 271 more faced class-by class drops. Making matters worse, those who were dropped for nonpayment will face even more fees. To re-register, students must pay an additional $25 registration fee and then hope and pray that needed classes were even still available. Of course, if tuition can’t be paid up front, the student can set up a payment plan. But there’s a standard administrative fee for that too. Why add more fees? That’s just more money he probably didn’t have in the first place. The transition could have been a bit easier if the university would have given us more time to save our pennies by plastering posters all over the campus. There are some cases where overexposure is a good thing. The new tuition policy would have been one of them.

For those worried about Maverick Stadium, you can rest easy. President James Spaniolo said in a recent e-mail that the stadium is “unequivocally not at risk” because of possible gas drilling. Natural gas is the cleanest and most efficient fossil fuel. The American Gas Association’s Web site reports 99 percent of the natural gas used in the United States comes from right here in North America and supplies are abundant. Let’s quit whining, give thanks for our newly found jackpot one mile underneath us and confess that natural gas, which supplies nearly one-fourth of all of the energy used in the United States, is not as harmful as many daily activities. Wow! Energy available in our back yards, literally. Cool! Now you can tell your friends from up North that you do indeed, as all North Texans, have a gas well in your backyard! — Susan Tallant is a journalism junior and columnist for The Shorthorn

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SportS Quoteworthy “When you’re playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. show the world how much you’ll fight for the winner’s circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor.” pat riley, 5-time NBA Champion as head coach

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the spring semester has begun, and with that comes the beginning of campus intramural registration for the spring season. Drew Barfield, campus recreation assistant director, said he that hopes for an increase in participation from the fall semester and thinks the additions to the Maverick Activities Center will help. “We’re always wanting to increase teams,” Barfield said. Along with the sports that were offered last spring, there have been additions to the schedule. Dodgeball has been added as a league sport, and there are plans to add an indoor soccer tournament toward the end of the semester. Barfield said the indoor soccer tournament has no official sign up or start date and is pending the completion of the soccer facility included in phase two of the MAC renovation. the biggest draw for

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Individual Sports Sport Tennis (S&D) Billiards Tournament Foosball NCAA Tourney Pick’em Raquetball (S&D) Fantasy Baseball Mini Golf Tournament Badminton Doubles Table Tennis (S&D) Poker Tournament

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Despite tough losses, the women’s basketball team looks forward to the rest of conference play.

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SLC announces fall honor roll recipients The Southland Conference awarded 23 UTA student-athletes for the Capital One Bank/SLC Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll. Among the Mavericks that received awards were seniors Jody Broccoli-Hickey and Magan Moore who led the men’s and women’s cross-country teams, respectively. Along with the nine cross-country members, the volleyball team had 14 of its 15-member squad receive the award. Student-athletes are recognized for competing in league championship sports during the fall semester and maintaining a 3.0 grade point average while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. Cross Country Jody Broccoli-Hickey, senior Zachary Davis, sophomore Ivan Pinal, junior Heinz-Dieter Schwarkopf, freshman Garret Yuen, freshman Caroline Erlinson, sophomore Peri Ford, freshman Ida Landgraff, sophomore Magan Moore, senior Volleyball Liz Curry, sophomore Torie Dacus, senior Raegan Daniel, freshman Christy Driscoll, freshman Dani Johnson, senior Gina Kalb, senior Ellen Murray, senior Emily Nedderman, senior Bianca Sauls, freshman Michelle Schwartz, junior Teen Sobczak, sophomore Chelsea Taylor, sophomore Katie Utecht, freshman Ally Wade, junior — Stephen Peters

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the meeting for the sport they wish to play. teams that register after the deadline will have to pay a $10 late fee. A video game tournament is also being considered at the end of the spring semester. However, it is only in the works and not yet an official event, Barfield said. the types of games have also not been decided. Barfield said they would gauge what students seem to be playing the most. the preference would be something sport related since it is intramural sports. For those not interested in playing sports but who would still like to participate in intramurals, there is also an officials development program. the program gives students the opportunity to officiate basketball, flag football, indoor and outdoor soccer and softball. officials will be paid $8 per game. those interested should attend the interest meeting thursday at 6 p.m. at the MAC.

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the spring season is basketball and about 70 teams are expected to participate this season, Barfield said. Civil engineering sophomore simeon Benson views the appeal of intramurals as more than just time with friends and exercise. “I like competitive sports and it’s more organized than pick-up [games],” Benson said. registration for basketball is already open and any interested teams can sign up at the services desk. the entry fee is $35 per team and league time slots are given based upon when a team registers. the managers’ meeting for basketball will be held Jan. 23. In addition to regular league basketball, there will also be a pre-season basketball tournament consisting of eight teams. the registration deadline for pre-season basketball is Jan. 22 and the entry fee will be $20. the tournament is on Jan. 24. Managers are required to attend the league meeting on the 23rd. registration is available on an individual basis for team sports. Interested students are required to attend

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they’ve had their ups and downs, but for the UtA women’s basketball team, this has been a season of restructuring. Not only has the team had to adjust to playing without terra Wallace, UtA’s alltime leading scorer, they’ve also had to adjust to a new coach after the departure of former head coach Donna Capps. the challenge so far, head coach samantha Morrow said, has been getting players to adjust to her system as she learns to adjust to coaching at the college level. “At times we have and at times we haven’t been playing at the level anticipated,” Morrow said. “It’s not surprising that we are still learning each other, that’s to be expected.” Midway through the season, the Mavericks hold a 7-6 record, with a 5-6 record in nonconference match-ups. senior guard Maryann Abanobi, who was named southland Conference player of the week earlier this month, leads the team in scoring with 14.3 points per game. “she has been a joy to coach,” Morrow said. “Unfortunately for me, I will coach her for only one year. she made my life a lot easier coming into this situation.” so far the Mavericks have had their fair share of great wins, such as the 6454 victory over pepperdine on Nov. 23, or the win against pittsburgh state on

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Forward Erin Dixon and her teammate complete drills during practice Monday in the Physical Education Building. The Lady Mavs are in the midst of conference season and are looking to go 3-0 in conference play Thursday at Nicholls State.

“that game doesn’t define who we are. We were just trying to focus on the next game.” Shalyn martin, forward Nov. 12, but according to the players their best game was their come-frombehind 68-60 victory against Charlotte on Dec. 21. “We were down by 12 at the half,” said senior Maryann Abanobi. “then we came out and played the best bas-

ketball of our lives. We were clicking and everything was flowing.” they’ve also had some tough losses, like the triple-overtime loss to Marshall in December where Abanobi led in scoring with 26 points. “We should have won that game,”

Morrow said. the toughest loss for the squad came early this year, when the texas Christian Horned Frogs humiliated the Mavs 97-55, making for one of the team’s worst losses on record. Morrow said she couldn’t give an explanation as to what went wrong, but said nothing went right. “You name it, it went wrong,” Morrow said. “If I knew what caused us to lose that game, I would say, but I don’t know. I guess sometimes you have to hit rock bottom to work your way up to the top.” that loss is now two games old and the team’s morale has improved. “You have to forget about things like that,” said freshman forward shalyn Martin. “that game doesn’t define who we are. We were just trying to focus on the next game.” After the disappointing defeat, the team rebounded with back-to-back victories in their first two conference games, when five players averaged double figures in points for both games. “I think we are peaking at the right time,” said junior forward Erin Dixon. “I think we will come out and really be ready for anybody that is trying to beat us. We are just taking it one game at a time.” Morrow remains confident that the team can win the conference tournament and enter the NCAA tournament. “We control our own destiny,” she said. “We are improving in every area. We are starting to see better performance on offense or defense continually.” iSAAC CoBhAm sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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HIRING STUDENTS Now hiring students to read government flood maps for banks. No experience necessary. Competitive starting wages. Part-time a.m. and p.m. shifts available.

Great Experience Apply in person. FIS Flood Services. 1521 N. Cooper St. 4th floor Arl, TX 76011 (817)548-7128. OPENINGS: DESK CLERK 3pm -11pm or 11pm - 7am P/T or F/T Bilingual preferred. Can study on job. We look good on resume. Days Inn. 910 N. Collins, Arl. Part time. Good for students, housewives, and senior citizens. Work 2 days plus per wk with inventory team. Paid training, good pay, fits your schedule. Call (817)695-1500

The Shorthorn is currently accepting applications for the following positions for the Spring Semester; • Reporter • Copy Editor • Ad Sales Rep • Page Designer • Photographer • Columnist • Cartoonist • Illustrator Get a job description and an application TODAY! Student Publications Dept. University Center, lower level. Also available online at: www.TheShorthorn.com All are paid positions for UTA students. For more information call; 817-272-3188

Abuelo’s is now hiring for servers and hosts. Apply 2-5pm at Abuelos 1041 W. I-20 (817)468-2622

Medical VET ASST. - TRAINING PROVIDED If you are a positive, motivated, hard worker and are interested in afternoon part time work, please download an application from our website at www.jlrac.com and fax, mail or drop it by our clinic. STERILIZATION ASSISTANT Busy orthodontic office, one block from UTA campus, seeking hard working individual, sterilization assistant, Mon-Thurs, 8-12 (817) 275-3233

Hospitality/Service

TEXAS LAND & CATTLE STEAKHOUSE is now accepting applications at our Arlington location. Please apply in person at 2009 Copeland Rd.

DR. RUTH Q: I have been seeing this something that should be taken care woman for about a year, and things of, or else it will end up being a have never been better. Every time problem in the relationship, as she we become sexually active -- which will want to have sex less and less, is not often, because she often is not and you'll end up being very frustrated by her attitude. in the mood -- she gets close to the point of havQ: My girlfriend's ing an orgasm, and she body goes numb and tells me to stop. One day tingly for about 15-20 she told me that she is minutes after she scared of sex, and when I orgasms. Is this normal, asked her why, she couldand what causes it? n't give me an answer, she said that she just was. A: I do not know the Now, I love this girl very answer to your question, much, and I was wonderbut I do know that she ing if there is anything Dr. Ruth must be examined by a that I could do to help her Send your doctor. It could be that get over this fear and questions to Dr. show her the wonderful Ruth Westheimer when having sex, lying c/o King underneath you, her spine feeling sex can bring. Features is being compressed in A: There are many Syndicate, 235 E. some way that is causing this tingling sensation. women who need to give 45th St., New But this is not normal and themselves permission to York, NY 10017 should be looked into in have an orgasm. For whatever reason, they can't seem to case the underlying cause is a more let themselves go, which is why this serious problem. If it just ends up woman is stopping you before she being a side effect that she experiis able to experience an orgasm. ences when having sex, then it And since sex ends up being frus- would be no big deal, but in case trating for her, of course she is not this numbness is being caused by a in the mood very often. She needs more serious underlying condition, to see a sex therapist for help in she needs to go for a complete overcoming this problem. This is checkup to ascertain the cause.

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Charming 2/1/1 @ UTA, lg fenced yrd, back porch, hdwd floors, 817-478-7794

Free Pregnancy Testing in Arlington S.W. (817)457-8800 North (817)299-9599 S.E. (817)557-9111 Call for hours-some evenings

Efficiency, 1 & 2 bdrms, Arlington Law Firm is seek1/2 mi. walk to UTA. ing a Part-time Clerk/Runner Call (817) 460-2221 for 20-25 hrs/wk. You must Apartments at UTA have reliable transportation, good driving record and car Ask about UTA insurance. Please e-mail reapartments available for sume to: immediate move-in! kathyg@rockywalton.com UTA Housing or fax your resume to: 817-272-2791 (817)429-3469 www.uta.edu/housing The Shorthorn is seeking an Marketing Assitant for the spring semester. Must be a UTA student 805 S. Center available to work some Rent starts at $399.00 mornings & weekday $199.00 Move-In! afternoons. Student Discounts Available. Apply online at Call TODAY for more www.uta.edu/snapjob information. 817-274-3403 For more information call Apartment 4 rent, available 817-272-3188 immediately. $805 month 2 bed 2 bath w/garage. 7 min. Sales from uta. Call (817)983-1043.

Meadow Creek Apartments

Small 1bd house, 1/2 block from UTA. Carport, Deck, Safe, quiet neighborhood. $495/mo. (817)715-0439

Roommates Looking for responsible fem. roommate for a 2 bdrm, $255 + Utilities (817)658-1909

MERCHANDISE Furniture Drafting table with mayline. 60x37” top, wood & metal $225 (817)860-9600

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Receptionist/AR clerk needed P/T. Flexible hours. 3605 Earn $800-$3200 a month S. Cooper. Call 817-419-7847 to drive brand new cars with NURSING STUDENTS ads placed on them. PREFERRED www.AdCarClub.com PT front office needed for pe!Bartending! $250/day potential No experience nec diatric office. Sat & Sun mornings and some weekday Training provided age 18+.ok 1-800-965-6520 x.137 afternoons. Call Celia (817)460-0104 MAVERICKSNEEDJOBS. LARGE PHYSICIANS COM GROUP Paid Survey Takers needed in Arlington. 100% FREE to PT Central billing office clerk. PT Front office for join. Click on Surveys. Photo models wanted $25-50 south Arlington Pediatric /hr. mlthreadgill@yahoo.com. Clinic Fax resume to: (817)274-4671 Simply Fondue in Lincoln Square now hiring smiling waitstaff. 817-274-7909

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The Shorthorn is seeking an Advertising Assitant for the spring semester. Must be a UTA work-study student available to work weekday afternoons. Apply online at www.uta.edu/snapjob For more information call 817-272-3188

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The Shorthorn to place your employment ad today! 817-272-3188

Technical PROJECTIONIST Movie Tavern is accepting applications for projectionists for our Ridgmar, Ft Worth location. Position available immediately. Contact Ash Kinney @ 817-989-7470. (214) 271-4103 WEB DEVELOPER PART TIME Must know HTML, graphics abilities helpful. Close to school. Call Mike. (817) 276-0000

HOUSING Apartments Apt 1,2 BR, 5 min. to UTA, from $425. (817)860-3691

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