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Paintball team tops competition
by North Texas Daily
Jan 01, 2010
“NT is noted for its arts programs, but one group of students is painting on something other than a canvas, and doing it better than just about everyone else. The NTX paintball team is currently tied for No. 1 in the nation with three other clubs in the National Collegiate Paintball Association rankings.”
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Watch highlights of the jazz festival
by North Texas Daily
Jan 01, 2010
“Grammy Award-winning Stanley Clarke plucks, strums and claws his bass guitar during a solo Friday night at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. At least 200,000 people arrive at Quakertown Park each year for the weekend-long music fest and this year event organizers saw massive crowds of families and friends chomping on turkey legs and tapping their feet to more than a hundred bands across five stages, culminating in a performance from Denton band Brave Combo.”
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More schools close, swine flu cases pass 100
by North Texas Daily
Jan 01, 2010
“WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of schools scattered around the country closed as the nation's swine flu caseload passed 100 Thursday, and U.S. authorities said they eventually could produce enough vaccine for everyone if necessary - but that shots couldn't begin until fall at the earliest.”
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Stolen base record in reach for NT duo
by North Texas Daily
Jan 01, 2010
“The NT softball team closed out its season yesterday with a 2-0 win over the Texas State University Bobcats, but don't close the records book just yet. Freshman outfielder Megan Rupp and sophomore Mariza Martinez are both currently one steal shy of the Mean Green record for steals in the single season of 17 and a steal by either of the two during the Sun Belt Conference Tournament would give them the record.”
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NT track and field has record setting meet
by North Texas Daily
Jan 01, 2010
“The NT track and field team had one of its most productive meets of the season at the fifth annual Mean Green Twilight Invitational Thursday, grabbing 10 first place finishes and earning 12 more regional qualifying marks. The Mean Green closed out its regular season at Fouts Field, leaving the conference, regional and national meets, where the team hopes to maintain the momentum gained throughout the season.”
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2-D, 3-D art on display at Denton gallery
by North Texas Daily
Jan 01, 2010
“Various 2-D and 3-D works of art are on display at the Meadows Gallery at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, as the spring annual Visual Arts exhibition begins for the 42nd consecutive year. The exhibit, which is sponsored by the Visual Arts Society of Texas, encourages visual artists across the nation to express their skills and bring diversity to the arts as well as bring awareness and gratitude of art in the Denton community, according to the society's Web site.”
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Director, producer talk inspirations
by North Texas Daily
Jan 01, 2010
“I recently got the chance to participate in a live roundtable interview with writer-director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera about Pixar's latest film "Up," about cranky retiree Carl, who floats away in his house with eager stowaway, a self-proclaimed wilderness explorer named Russell.”
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NT: Mexico travelers must spend week away
by North Texas Daily
Jan 01, 2010
“In an effort to minimize a potential swine flu outbreak at NT, administrators issued a statement Thursday urging recent visitors of Mexico to stay away from campus upon their return to the U.S. According to the statement, students, faculty and staff who have traveled to the U.”
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Summer, fall Daily editors chosen
by North Texas Daily
Jan 01, 2010
“The Student Publication Committee has named journalism junior Kerry Solan as summer editor-in-chief and journalism senior Andrew McLemore as fall editor-in-chief of the North Texas Daily. Solan served as editor of multiple military publications while serving in the U.”
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After struggle, Chrysler succumbs to bankruptcy
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“DETROIT (AP) - The first sound of the gavel in Chrysler's bankruptcy case might as well be the bang of a starter's pistol. The nation's third-largest automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday with an ambitious plan to emerge in as little as 30 days as a leaner, more nimble company.”
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Wolverine sharply cuts out the competition
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“Magneto's ability in full force could not pull the adamantium out of this flick. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is destined to make loads of money for Fox (something the studio desperately needs after a string of flops like "Australia," "Dragonball: Evolution," "The Day the Earth Stood Still," and "12 Rounds").”
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Student parenthood brings joys, challenges
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“Many students find it a challenge to juggle classes, labs, work and extra-curricular activities, but for students with children, that is just the tip of the iceberg.
A challenge Travis Patterson, political science junior and father of three, cited was potty training.”

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The NT Daily has moved!
by North Texas Daily
Aug 20, 2009
“The North Texas Daily has moved to a new website! We've already began posting news, stories...”
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New animal shelter would educate citizens, save animals
by North Texas Daily
Jun 18, 2009
“For its small building capacity, the city of Denton Animal Shelter has more dogs and cats than it can handle, but plans for a new animal shelter may change all that.
The city of Denton Animal Shelter handles over 5,000 animals a year in a facility that is capable of holding a maximum of 114 animals at a time, said Bette Sherman, chairman of the Denton Animal Shelter Foundation Inc.”

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Taking a Toll: The new Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge could save commuters money and miles
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“What could you do with a spare day and some extra cash in your pocket? Both are now possible for many UNT commuters with the opening of the Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge on Saturday.
A student who drives to UNT twice a week from Dallas, Collin or east Denton counties might be able to save up to 27 hours and $85 in gas over the course of a semester by using the bridge.”

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Locals offer something fresh
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“Shoppers crowd around the large tents and tables of produce at the Denton Farmers Market, picking up tomatoes and putting them back in search of the perfect one to take home for dinner. The parking lot at the corner of Carroll Boulevard and Mulberry Street stays packed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings for the market.”
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Farm creates green energy for UNT, Denton
by North Texas Daily
Jun 05, 2009
“An hour away from Denton, the 7-ton arms of 30-story giants are taking Denton and UNT's Mean Green to "clean green."
About 30 Denton officials and UNT faculty members donned hard hats and safety goggles for the first public tour of 75 wind turbines at the Wolf Ridge Wind Farm Thursday in Muenster, Texas, located more than 40 miles north of Denton.”

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Engineering, art come together for garden
by North Texas Daily
Jun 08, 2009
“The Garden of Honor, dedicated today at UNT's Discovery Park, is similar to the Trans-Siberian Railroad for one engineer.
"I believe, like the head engineer of the Trans-Siberian Railroad did, that the most important thing is that it exists," said Mitty Plummer, nuclear engineering coordinator and engineering technology professor.”

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Club connects mind, body
by North Texas Daily
Jun 08, 2009
“The University Union is typically a busy, bustling place. When the Meditation Club meets at 4 p.m. each Tuesday in room 114 to meditate, it's a different story.
The club's meetings are open to anyone looking for a way to relax and "center." The mediation program focuses on breathing, the connection between mind and body, and walking meditation.”

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Deceased graduate student remembered as 'active, friendly'
by North Texas Daily
Jun 11, 2009
“Graduate student Aaron David Wuensch, 25, died on Tuesday June 9th at Denton Presbyterian Hospital after suffering from cardiac arrest while working out at the Pohl Recreation Center. Staff at the recreation center, who are first aid and CPR certified, responded to Wuensch immediately.”
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SGA kicks off summer sessions
by North Texas Daily
Jun 15, 2009
“The Student Government Association kicked off the summer with its first Student Senate meeting yesterday in the Administration building board room at 2pm. Funded mainly by student service fees, SGA individuals are elected by the student body to provide a connection between students and administrators.”
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Aiding the invisible
by North Texas Daily
Jun 18, 2009
“This is a story of numbers and the quest of one Native American tribe.
The Piro-Manso-Tiwa Indian Tribe, Pueblo of San Juan de Guadalupe of Las Cruses, N.M., has been seeking federal recognition from the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs for almost 40 years, but with the help of Lee Ann Allen, a UNT anthropology student, the American Indian tribe is one step closer to receiving recognition.”

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Remembering Lorena: A victim of domestic violence
by North Texas Daily
Jun 18, 2009
“Karina Manlove relates through the shaky static on her cell phone the day at UNT's freshman orientation where she and Lorena Sandoval first met.
"We didn't know anybody and I talked to her from across the table and found out we had the same interests in music," she said.”

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Sotomayor nomination strikes a chord with Denton residents, UNT students
by North Texas Daily
Jul 21, 2009
“The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed their verdict on the appointment of nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court last week. However, UNT faculty and students do not need another week; they have already made up their minds on how they view Sotomayor's historic nomination.”
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Residents, students protest proposed natural gas drilling
by North Texas Daily
Jul 28, 2009
“Over 100 Denton residents-including UNT students and professors-filled McKenna Park Thursday evening to protest a planned natural gas drilling site across the street.
The event comes after the Denton City Council's July 22 decision to table a resolution to authorize permits needed to build a natural gas rig on the Rayzor Ranch construction site until more information is presented to them.”

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Business warps hard drives to ensure data security
by North Texas Daily
Aug 12, 2009
“Brad Chism's warehouse looks like someone blew up R2D2 and a hundred of his friends. The UNT alumnus is the founder of the 3-year-old, Denton-based Computer Crushers, a company that recycles computers and electronics, physically destroying hard drives to ensure data security.”
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Retired pilot and UNT alumnus remembers days at UNT
by North Texas Daily
Aug 12, 2009
“Many students have a 5- or 10-year plan, but what are the golden years like for UNT alumni?
Billy Kellum, a 72-year-old retired pilot, often meets friends at McDonalds for an early morning, 38-cent cup of coffee. He goes to an exercise class at Seniors in Motion and often attends Bible class - a different life from the book-filled one he once led as a student of industrial arts in education.”

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Big Mike's Coffeehouse to open
by North Texas Daily
Aug 12, 2009
“Fry Street's Voyager's Dream may have closed down shop, but owner Mike Sutton has something else to offer students and residents: coffee.
Big Mike's Coffeehouse has been in the works since January, with construction beginning in February in the same building.”

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Graduation ceremonies open new chapters
by North Texas Daily
Aug 12, 2009
“At least 35 members of Alexius Buckner's family will come from as far as New York and Alabama to attend her 9 a.m. graduation Saturday in the Coliseum. Buckner is graduating with a bachelor's in Criminal Justice and will participate in one of five ceremonies held on campus during the weekend.”
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Graduation cap and gowns still available for students
by North Texas Daily
Aug 12, 2009
“Students can still purchase a cap and gown for this weekend's graduation ceremony, but faculty members who decide to attend at the last minute might be out of luck..
"There are a lot of students who are just deciding whether they are going to walk or not walk," said Shawn Bourdo, the UNT Bookstore's assistant manager.”

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Parking permits now available for purchase online
by North Texas Daily
Aug 12, 2009
“Students can now apply for parking permits online, making the application process quick and easy for both students and the administration.
"Electronically you can go online any time, on any computer with internet access in the world and, with the analogy I use, you can do it in your underwear at 3 o'clock on Easter Sunday," said Scott Kangas, the associate director for parking services.”

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The motivation behind Charr Gahagan
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“"On The Record" scores an interview with UNT's new football strength and conditioning coach.
Q: Was it your success in power lifting that gave you the desire to become a strength and conditioning coach?
A: Yes and no! A lot of people don't know this, but when I first started coaching, I didn't know what a strength coach was.”

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The Football Preview for '09
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“Although it hasn't won more than three games in a season since 2005, UNT's football team is more than eager to wipe the slate clean.
The Mean Green only had one win last season and lost every conference game, but players and coaches are intent on changing the team's image and its win-loss ratio this fall with the help of an experienced offensive line and linebacking core.”

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Paper Heart Q&A
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“"On the Record" interviews Charlyne Yi and Jake Johnson, stars of the popular Sundance Festival film "Paper Heart", delve into how they both captured the true love stories in a documentary and improvised on a 10 hour road trip in a scripted film.
Q: Where did the inspiration come from?
Charlyne Yi: Originally it was going to be a traditional documentary and my idea was just to capture true love stories 'cause you've seen and I've seen so many fictional films about love that take you emotionally there, but I thought it might interesting to capture true love stories and maybe there would be more weight because they're real.”

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The Cost of Being Greek
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“When it comes joining a Greek organization, many potential members assume it will require a lot of time and even more money.
"I've heard it's like $2,000 a semester and I think that's ridiculous," said Erica Davis, a fashion merchandising major, on her decision to not join a sorority.”

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Getting more Flip for your Flop
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“When it comes to affordable, convenient and fashionably versatile footwear, flip-flops are hard to beat. However, the long-term damage flip-flops can create may cause some to reconsider how they outfit their feet.
Spanish and education senior Staci Travis wears flip-flops because they are affordable, fashionable and convenient when she's getting ready for a busy day.”

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Fashion for the Fall
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“The beginning of a new school year is just around the corner and storefront windows are already brimming with shiny, new fall fashions. Crissy and Teri Camp, co-owners of Emma's Boutique on Brinker Rd., offer some budget-friendly tips for incorporating what's already in your closet with fall's most popular colors and trends.”
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Continued Growth A Good Sign for Teach North Texas
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“Working with children who are uninterested in math or science may be one of the most difficult aspects of a teacher's job but for Andreea Popa, it was just another day in class.
Popa is a one of 120 students working with UNT's Teach North Texas program, an increase of more than twice the number in its inaugural semester last fall.”

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Self-advising leads to graduation issues
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“Not meeting with an academic advisor regularly can seriously affect the length of time an undergraduate spends at UNT.
Between 20 and 30 students of the nearly 1,000 who apply to graduate each semester are turned down by the College of Arts and Sciences because they had have hours that don't apply to their degree, Mike McKay, assistant dean for undergraduate curriculum said.”

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International student loves U.S. equality: Q&A with Mohammed Alwahshi
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“Mohammed Alwahshi, an international student at UNT's Intensive English Language Institute, discusses with "On The Record" the similarities and differences that he witnesses in between the United States from and his native country, Oman.
Q: Where are you from?
A: Oman, a country near Saudi Arabia.”

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Decisions in Austin affect students at Home
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“A Landmark for UNT The passing of a bill in the state legislature on May 31st gave UNT administrators permission to begin planning for the university's first law school. Dallas City officials and UNT administrators have already begun to draft plans for the UNT at Dallas College of Law, which is expected to open its doors to prospective students in the fall of 2011.”
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Government program draws in buyers, gets rid of clunkers
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“Thanks to a new program that was legalized by President Obama in June, Americans may now have even more reason to get rid of an old clunker or gas- guzzling vehicle. The "Cash for Clunkers" bill, officially titled the "Car Allowance Rebate System,", ensures that certain vehicles that qualify can be traded into a dealership for a more fuel efficient car with up to $3,500-$4,500 off the sales price.”
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Best of Denton
by North Texas Daily
Aug 13, 2009
“Food Best Cheap Tacos La Mexicana Best Sandwich New York Sub Hub Walking into New York Sub Hub, you might feel instantly transported to East 149th Street in the Bronx or the epicenter of Yankee fandom. However, it only takes just one bite into a salami, capacolla and cheese sub made with the works to begin questioning your Southern devotion.”
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Student hosts play to support premature babies
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“Exposing the truth about greek life and the college experience is the theme of sociology senior Stevie Walker-Webb's new play entitled "College Life."
The play will take place in the Music Building tonight from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and open to the general public.”

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Conference covers health care for those near death
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“NT students, faculty and community members gathered Tuesday in the University Union to learn about the challenges professionals face in delivering end-of-life health care to a diverse population.
The Denton Area Partnership For End-of-Life Care hosted the Hospice Foundation of America's 16th Annual Living with Grief Teleconference, which was presented live from Washington, D.”

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City Council elections gear up to begin
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“Denton voters will be sorting through a hodgepodge of candidates with college students, a business owner, a retired school principal and a Vietnam War veteran among others as they approach the ballot polls on May 9.
This year, 13 candidates are running for Denton City Council.”

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Former 'enemy combatant' pleads guilty in Illinois
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A man who was locked up without charges for years pleaded guilty Thursday to training in al-Qaida camps and coming to the United States on a mission for the terrorist group the day before the Sept. 11 attacks.
Ali al-Marri, 43, admitted to one count of conspiring to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.”

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Source: Justice Souter retiring
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice David Souter is planning to retire after more than 19 years on the Supreme Court, giving President Barack Obama his first chance to fill a vacancy on the high court.
The White House has been told that Souter will retire in June, when the court finishes its work for the summer, a source familiar with his plans said Thursday night.”

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We Need a Change in the Dead Week Policy
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“We Need a Change in the Dead Week Policy
In yesterday's NT Daily article entitled "Angry Students Petition for Dead Week Restoration," the purpose for the petition against the change in Dead Week policy was grossly misrepresented. The petition being distributed by the Student Government Association Freshman Interns states, "By signing my name to this petition, I acknowledge that I am opposed to having Dead Week removed by the Faculty Senate without asking the opinion of the student body.”

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Mean Green closes out regular season with win
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“The NT softball team finished the season strong with a 2-0 victory at Texas State University.
The Mean Green (26-26) and Bobcats (34-16) both hit the ball often but failed to score with runners in scoring position, leaving a combined 11 runners on base.
"Both teams were able to make solid contact, but the defenses were playing well enough to make some plays and stop some runs from coming in," sophomore outfielder Mariza Martinez said.”

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NFL Draft: Who made the grade?
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“Top of the Class
Cincinnati Bengals: A
Best Pick: Rey Maualuga ILB, University of Southern California
Worst Pick: Taufui Vakapuna RB, Brigham Young University
For the first time in years the Bengals are at the top of the class. They got great value with just about every one of their selections, filling their needs and getting some absolute steals.”

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Weekend filled with benefits
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“This weekend, students can have fun and do good at some of the benefit events in Denton.
On Saturday, Riprocks, Lucky Louís and Cool Beans will host the 13th Annual Mudbug Boil.
The event will feature live music, a play area for children, a silent auction and food and drinks, according to Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home's Web site.”

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Gershwin play debuts at Campus Theatre
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“The Music Theatre of Denton will debut its production of the Tony Award-winning "Crazy for You" tonight at 7:30.
"Crazy for You" is George Gershwin's musical comedy about Bobby, a 1930s banker, who is forced to go to Deadrock, Nevada by his bossy mother, said Mandy Rausch, who plays the banker's "overbearing fiancée.”

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Documentary tracks Fry Street's decline
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“More than a year after the "The Burning of Fry Street," a film documenting the torching of a local restaurant, won Denton's 2007 Jury Award at the Thin Line Film Fest, emerges "Bohemia Rising: The Story of Fry Street."
The expanded documentary, directed by author-filmmaker Christopher Largen, is a compilation of five short films, including "The Burning of Fry Street," which features raw footage of how Denton's historical building went up in flames in June 2007.”

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Food Snobs
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“Yogurt Story
1800 S Loop 288 # 393
Denton, TX 76205
Yogurt Story gives you, the consumer, the power.
But with that great power comes great responsibility - a lesson easily learned at Yogurt Story.
Here's the breakdown: Upon entering, head straight for the stacked white bowls in the back.”

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Bruce Hall hosts 12-hour Bruce Jam,
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“Every semester, Bruce Hall hosts Bruce Jam, a 12-hour music marathon, featuring mostly NT groups. Bruce Hall Association representative and journalism sophomore Antonio Nogueras organized this semester's session for the first time.
"I had to be proactive about it," he said.”

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Ten best bets for summer
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“1. "(500) Days of Summer" (July 17)
Music video director Marc Webb takes a stab at directing a feature starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who musically recalls his relationship with the one and only Zooey Deschanel.
2. "The Brothers Bloom" (May 15)
Though its release has twice been delayed, I'm still quite excited about Rian Johnson's follow-up to his incredible debut "Brick.”

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In theaters today...
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Michael Douglas
Directed by Mark Waters
McConaughey takes time out of his busy schedule of traveling around the country with ìhis womanî and riding his bike shirtless to grin his way through this pathetic romantic comedy, playing a lothario haunted by his past relationships as he attempts to make it right with his true love.”

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Study: Dallas fifth in U.S. job growth
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“Even in the midst of a recession, graduating seniors need not fret too much over unemployment, according to a recent study published in Forbes magazine.
Two Dallas-Fort Worth areas ranked fourth and fifth among large cities in the U.S for job growth, according to the study.”

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Experts: Take caution when meeting strangers on the Net
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“It was 4 a.m. and Amanda Green's phone wouldn't stop ringing.
Green, a general studies senior, posted an ad for babysitting on the popular classifieds Web site Craigslist.com while at home in Minneapolis, Minn. for winter break. About a week after the ad was posted, Green started receiving calls from a man using a restricted number.”

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Fry Street mural has new home
by North Texas Daily
Apr 30, 2009
“The Greater Denton Arts Council unveiled a mural yesterday that was on Fry Street for 22 years before being moved.
The piece was moved when United Equities, Inc. demolished most of Fry Street in 2007, said Margaret Chalfant, executive director of the council.”

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Obama urges citizens to undertake national service
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling on Americans to volunteer, President Barack Obama signed a $5.7 billion national service bill Tuesday that triples the size of the AmeriCorps service program over the next eight years and expands ways for students to earn money for college.”
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NT looks to outduel Sooners
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“With the Sun Belt Conference Tournament just a few weeks away, the NT Softball team looks to build some momentum as they host the University of Oklahoma Sooners tomorrow at 6 p.m.
The Mean Green (25-22, 11-9) is coming off a three game series at the Western Kentucky University, dropping two of three games.”

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New hearing clinic opens for ringing ears
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“Have you ever heard ringing in your ears?
It could be what is known as tinnitus, or the "perception of sound when no outside sound is present," according to officials from the new Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic in the NT Speech and Hearing Center which opened this month.”

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Students consider debt consolidation for loans
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“As graduation nears, some students are faced with the choice of whether to consolidate their student loans, a process that could make payment for them easier, but not without its drawbacks.
While many students choose to consolidate, financial aid assistant director of loans Barbara MacDonald said she believes that it is a decision to make only after a student takes the time to assess their individual needs and financial situation.”

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Legislation could mean more state rail funding in sight
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“State senators gathered in Austin a little more than a week ago to vote on a Senate bill that, if passed, would help pay for rail systems in Texas.
With a 22-9 majority vote, Senate Bill 855, also known as the Texas Local Option Transportation Act, passed in the Senate and is now awaiting deliberation in the House.”

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Peace group marches for unity
by North Texas Daily
Apr 20, 2009
“A new organization in Denton has emerged with what its founder, Adele Hull, says is a mission of peace, love, and unity for the city.
Yesterday evening, about 30 NT students and Denton residents met at the corner of Hickory and Fry streets to march for the group, known as (R)evolution.”

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Senator McConnell blasts plan to close Guantanamo
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - President Barack Obama came under fire Tuesday for including $80 million to close Guantanamo in a massive funding request to fight America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The $83.4 billion request to Congress was submitted on April 9, when lawmakers were on break over the Easter holidays.”

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SHOCK TALK!
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“Mother leaves arguing kids on side of road
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP)-Usually, it's an empty threat: "If you kids don't stop fighting, I'm going to stop this car right now and leave you here!"
But a mother from an upper-crust New York suburb went through with it, ordering her battling 10- and 12-year-old daughters out of her car in White Plains' business district and driving off, police said Tuesday.”

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Pets a bad idea for students
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“Every day numerous college students bring animals into their lives. It's a big decision that takes responsibility and thought. As college lets out for the summer every year, students across the country leave campus, causing local animal shelters to grow past capacity with abandoned animals.”
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Editorial: Put the "green" in "Mean Green"
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“As today is Earth Day, it is a prime opportunity for NT students to think about the environment and whether they're making every effort to be "green."
The editorial board understands that it is particularly hard for busy college students, especially those living the dorm life, to be conscious of the environment.”

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NT golfers compete for SBC Conference titles
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“The first day of the Sun Belt Conference golf championships ended with the NT men's team in seventh place and the women's team in ninth.
The Cypresswood Golf Club in Houston yielded two top-10 rounds from the Mean Green, with two rounds left to play.
Men's team:
The Mean Green men's team played the Tradition Course and shot a combined round of 9 over par, which is 14 strokes off the leading University of South Alabama Jaguars heading into Wednesday's second round.”

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eARTh Day translates environment to art
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“For David Taylor of the English faculty, the arts can use science and a concern for the environment to engage an audience.
To fuse art and environment, Taylor organized eARTh Day, an event that was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Environmental Science Building.”

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Concert to express 'war and peace'
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“The Collegium Singers and Instrumentalists will perform chamber music from the early 17th century at 8 p.m. today in the Concert Hall of the Music Building.
The concert, titled "Passion of the Baroque," will be directed by Lyle Nordstrom of the music faculty and will feature music from the beginning of the baroque era.”

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Union hosting Asian Texans lecture
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“A man believed to be the first Asian in Texas witnessed the annexation of Texas into the Union in 1845. This was just the beginning of Asian Texans' history, which will be discussed in a lecture at 4 p.m. this afternoon in the University Union, room 417.
The Multicultural Center will be sponsoring the lecture "Asian Texans: Establishing Our Identity" given by Irwin A.”

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Religion panel discusses social justice, spirituality
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“Students and NT faculty attended a discussion in the University Union yesterday to hear differing viewpoints on social justice in the Abrahamic religions to find that panelists agreed more often than not.
Three panelists represented Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Rabbi Jonathan D.”

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Apartment fire cause still unknown
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“The cause of a two-alarm fire that happened Monday evening at the Woodhill Apartments has still not been determined, Denton Fire officials said yesterday.
"The investigation revealed no obvious electrical cause for the fire," said Dane Bray, a Denton Fire Department fire and arson investigator.”

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Utility rates cut as gas prices continue slide
by North Texas Daily
Apr 21, 2009
“The Denton Public Utilities Board voted April 13 to lower the current utility rates starting May 1.
Denton Municipal Electric's standard residential rate for customers using 1,000 kilowatt-hours will drop about 4 percent, from 9.96 to 9.53 cents, according to DME officials.”

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Retiring music faculty members reflect on NT experiences
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“With 59 years of combined NT music experience, two vocal music faculty members will retire this year.
Henry Gibbons
Henry Gibbons is the associate director of choral studies and chairman of the division of conducting and ensembles.
In his 29 years at NT, he lists Texas Music Educators Associations concerts with NT's A Cappella Choir, a performance of the Bach B-minor mass combining "Canticum novum" and the Denton Bach Society choir and orchestra among his favorite memories.”

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NT women's golf team ready for SBC Tournament
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“NT will be hosting the Sun Belt Conference Women's Golf Championship beginning Monday in Houston at the Cypresswood Golf Club.
Head coach Jeff Mitchell said he thinks the Mean Green is prepared for the championship and hopes the team brings the same mentality shown lately in practice.”

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Tennis team prepares for SBC Championships
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“The NT tennis team won more matches this season than it had in 25 years, which helped earn them the No. 4 seed. The Mean Green (16-5, 2-1) is also riding a nine-match win streak, the team's longest in two decades.
The top three seeds - University of Denver Pioneers, Florida International University Golden Panthers and University of South Alabama Jaguars - are all nationally ranked.”

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The Slate: New releases this week
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“DVDs
"The Wrestler"
"Frost/Nixon"
"Notorious"
"Caprica"
"Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts"
"Ron White: Behavioral Problems"
"Rhoda: Season One"
"My Own Worst Enemy: The Complete Series"
"Life of Ryan: The Complete Series"
Music
"Sounds of the U”

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All your weekend plans
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“MUSIC
Fall Out Boy, 50 Cent, Cobra Starship, All Time Low, Hey Monday
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
Tickets: $33.75 to $41,
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Kinky Friedman, Little Jewford
Friday, Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Poor David's Pub, Dallas
Tickets: $28 at the door
Fair to Midland, Dead Twins, House Harkonnen, Bronze Whaler
Friday, Doors at 7:30 p.”

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Law school bill passes through Senate
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“The Texas Senate passed a bill Wednesday that calls for NT to host the only public law school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2011. The college was initially expected to open in the fall of 2010 but NT administrators are currently considering pushing that date further, according to a March 5 Daily story.”
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Career Center hosts health expo
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“As NT students near the end of their college careers, they must prepare themselves to enter the work force, and NT's Career Center is working to provide students with opportunities to find jobs and internships.
Yesterday, the center had a mental health panel and expo to give students a chance to network and hear from employers and professionals about what they look for in potential employees.”

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DHS issued report on extremism despite concerns
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“WASHINGTON (AP) - Civil liberties officials at the Homeland Security Department did not agree with some of the language in a controversial report on right-wing extremists, but the agency issued the report anyway.
The intelligence assessment issued to law enforcement last week said some military veterans could be susceptible to extremist recruiters or commit lone acts of violence.”

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Police: 3 dead in California hospital shooting
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A hospital worker shot and killed two employees and then killed himself at a medical center Thursday, sending panicked people fleeing, police and witnesses said.
The gunman was identified as Mario Ramirez, 50, of Alhambra, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.”

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NT triathlon club sprints toward Nationals
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“The Triathlon Club will take the first full co-ed team of 20, representing NT and the South Midwest Conference, to Nationals this Saturday, April 18, in Lubbock.
Texas Tech University will be hosting the 2009 Collegiate Triathlon Nationals at Buffalo Springs Lake, with 1000 triathletes competing in the Olympic distance and 500 in the sprint.”

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Transgendered activist speaks at NT
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“Former MTV "Real World" housemate Katelynn Cusanelli made a stop at NT Thursday night to lecture her views on being transgendered, an operation changing a person from one sex to another.
The lecture, hosted by the University Program Council, took place in the University Union's Silver Eagle Suite from 8 p.”

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Reggae festival lights up NT campus
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“Thursday's Reggae Fest brought a bevy of dreadlocked musicians to the Library Mall outside the Willis Library, in a six-hour celebration of the Caribbean music genre. Multiple bands, including Jamaica's own The Wailing Souls, as well as Texas bands like Grimy Styles and Subrosa Union, jammed onstage, paying tribute to legendary acts like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Toots and the Maytals.”
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Zac Efron grows up with '17 Again'
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“The box office generated large numbers for the past three weekends. While this weekend won't be as big, audiences will still flock to see Zac Efron in his first "adult" role. In "17 Again," Efron plays an adult stuck in a child's body (think "Big" in reverse).”
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Festival celebrates African culture
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“According to an African proverb, if you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.
In this spirit, the African Cultural Festival seeks to share African culture with NT and the Denton community.
The festival, which will be directed by Gideon Alorwoyie of the music faculty, will take place at 8 p.”

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Bataille signs Chile university agreement
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“Yesterday an agreement between NT and the University of Magallanes in Chile was signed to consolidate a partnership between the two universities.
NT president Gretchen Bataille and Victor Fajardo, rector of the Chilean university, signed the addendum to a Memorandum of Agreement.”

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Burgess in emergency forum
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“Congressman Michael C. Burgess is hosting an emergency preparedness fair for the North Texas community Saturday that includesthree panels of local experts and organizations with information for residents on weather and disaster preparedness.
The fair starts at 9 a.”

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Native groups in ecology talks
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“Students from Anadarko and Wetumka, Okla., met live by video with indigenous students from Ufa-Shigiri, Russia, and Sarawak, Malaysia, on Wednesday at NT.
The third annual International Indigenous Student Videoconference on Culture and the Environment was held at the Gateway Center and focused on the environment.”

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Foreclosures spike in Denton County
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“Denton County continues to have some of the most foreclosures of any county in Texas with a 246 percent increase in postings from last year according to recent data.
There have been 243 combined home and business foreclosures in the city of Denton so far this year according to data compiled by the Addison-based Foreclosure Listing Service Incorporated.”

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Dallas campus gets $1M donation
by North Texas Daily
Apr 16, 2009
“An NT alumnus pledged to donate $1 million to the UNT-Dallas campus, the largest private donation so far to the fledgling university.
G. Brint Ryan, 45, donated the money April 6. It is meant to pay for scholarships and student assistance. The money will be distributed over five years starting next month.”

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DEA: Mexican cartels pushed south
by North Texas Daily
Apr 15, 2009
“WASHINGTON (AP) - Mexican drug cartels are creeping south into Central America, U.S. drug enforcement officials said Wednesday, as the Obama administration put new pressure on drug kingpins ahead of the president's trip to Mexico City.
Drug Enforcement Administration officials said there are growing signs that stepped-up law enforcement efforts on the U.”

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