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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 19, 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 17, 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 04, 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 14, 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,
nokialivedfw.com
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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Food Snobs
by North Texas Daily

Apr 16, 2009
“Chestnut Tree
107 W. Hickory St.
Chestnut Tree on Hickory Street is quite a place.
The front of the establishment houses a store complete with trinkets, clothes and jewelry for sale, with the restaurant's dining area behind it. The two spaces are as different as Alice's real world and Wonderland.”

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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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In theaters today...
by North Texas Daily

Apr 16, 2009
“"State of Play"
Starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren
Directed by Kevin MacDonald
While it probably won't pack the punch of the original BBC series, this is likely to be the smartest movie audiences have seen all year, with performances from Oscar winners Crowe, Mirren and Affleck.”

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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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Shock Talk: Professor uses hip-hop to teach biology
by North Texas Daily

Apr 15, 2009
“SANTA CRUZ (AP-Tom McFadden, a Stanford University biology instructor, has produced six rap videos, including "Regulatin' Genes," which is based on Jay-Z's "Money Ain't a Thang." McFadden uses the videos as teaching aids for his students.
"Ultimately, the videos were just to get the kids excited about the material and make a really fun experience for them," McFadden said.”

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Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus coming soon
by North Texas Daily

Apr 15, 2009
“Spring has sprung, and you know what that means. In line with the promise of Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé, made at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Wii MotionPlus finally has an official release date of June 8.
The small accessory, made by a company called InvenSense, attaches to the end of the revolutionary Wii remote, allowing for more delicate control, a characteristic many feel was lacking from the remote on its own.”

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Disney fails to deliver happy ending
by North Texas Daily

Apr 15, 2009
“The Walt Disney Corporation has frequently been in the hot seat for many of its animated films, even being called racist by numerous critics. On the surface the films are seemingly innocent, packed with entertaining, humorous and exciting characters and storylines for children and adults alike.”
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College gender ratio expected
by North Texas Daily

Apr 15, 2009
“In the April 15 publication of the Daily, two articles loudly babbled feminist observations regarding the trend of higher female enrollment coupled with unfounded claims of higher female academic performance and the culture of modern masculinity.
Is it really that surprising that more females than males are currently enrolled in college? According to gender population data from the 2000 census, women outnumber men by 5.”

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Mean Green dropped by Lady Techsters
by North Texas Daily

Apr 15, 2009
“The NT softball team was swept by the Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters yesterday, losing 10-2 in the first game and falling 7-4 in the nightcap.
The Mean Green (24-20, 10-7) offense failed to execute with runners on base, knocking six and 12 hits while failing to score more than four runs.”

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Mean Green impresses at Texas Tech Invitational
by North Texas Daily

Apr 15, 2009
“The NT track and field team continues to gain recognition and for the second week in a row has two athletes named All Sun Belt Conference Performers of the Week.
Juniors Ashley Austin and Ciara Smith earned the honor this week after strong performances at the Texas Tech Twilight Invitational on Thursday.”

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Reggae Fest features Caribbean music, food
by North Texas Daily

Apr 15, 2009
“The University Program Council is hosting the first-ever Reggae Fest on campus today.
Emergency management junior Jonathan Hall, the council's vice president of the arts, planned the festival for what he calls his big event of the year.
"I'm beyond excited," Hall said.”

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Council hopefuls call for bike plans, nature preservation
by North Texas Daily

Apr 15, 2009
“Platforms for Denton City Council candidates this year range from fiscal efficiency and ending city corruption to saving trees and revitalizing Fry Street.
Lifelong Democrat and District 3 candidate Amy Manuel said her campaign platform is "arts, education and environment.”

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Texas Senate hears stadium testimony
by North Texas Daily

Apr 15, 2009
“The Texas Senate's Higher Education committee heard testimony Wednesday morning in regards to Senate Bill 473 for the establishment of an athletics fee at NT.
The Higher Education committee in the House heard similar testimony about the identical bill, House Bill 2024, authored by Rep.”

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NT may study ancient artifacts
by North Texas Daily

Apr 15, 2009
“A Dallas highway construction project has resulted in the discovery of prehistoric artifacts in which NT's International Indigenous and American Indian Initiatives program may adopt a more prominent role in the future.
With the nine-mile extension of President George Bush Turnpike from State Highway 78 in east Garland to Interstate Highway 30, artifacts were uncovered near Rowlett Creek in January.”

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Crying Calif mom arraigned on murder, rape charges
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - A woman kidnapped, raped and murdered an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase dumped in a pond just a few miles from home, prosecutors alleged Tuesday.
Melissa Huckaby, 28, was charged with murdering her daughter's playmate, Sandra Cantu, in a gruesome crime that has shocked and terrified residents of Tracy, a Northern California city of about 78,000, 60 miles east of San Francisco.”

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Son: Federal authorities have released Demjanjuk
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“CLEVELAND (AP) - John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk) was released from federal custody Tuesday evening, just hours after six immigration officers removed the accused Nazi death camp guard from his suburban home in a wheelchair, authorities said.
Federal officials had taken Demjanjuk to a federal building in downtown Cleveland, but the 89-year-old retired autoworker's impending return to Germany was halted when three-judge panel of the 6th U.”

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SHOCK TALK!
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“First pup makes White House rounds
WASHINGTON (AP)- President Barack Obama's new 6-month-old Portuguese water dog, Bo, made his first romp on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday.
Obama, who had promised his daughters, 10-year-old Malia and 7-year-old Sasha, a puppy during the presidential campaign, finally delivered on the vow with the slobbering surprise waiting for them when they got home from school.”

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Hyper-masculinity in America
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“The cultural construction of Western masculinity is shaping issues such as sexism, violence, homoeroticism, racism and many others. While we live in a culture where your toughness determines your manhood, how can we strive to achieve peace, acceptance and equality for all?
Society demands perfection from its men and women, and as the public strives to achieve this unreachable goal, I am forced to ask myself what makes up the perfect man or woman.”

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The gender gap and education
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“I remember one morning in high school when my English teacher, an avid National Public Radio listener, asked us why the academic performance of boys in high school and college were faltering compared to girls and why boys stressed athletics more.
My classmates and I couldn't exactly give her a legitimate answer.”

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Isiah Thomas accepts Florida International coaching job
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“MIAMI (AP) - While growing up in Serbia, Florida International forward Nikola Gacesa often heard his father talk about the way Isiah Thomas played basketball.
"He is a big fan," Gacesa said.
Gacesa will soon have his own stories to tell: Thomas is back in coaching, accepting an offer from FIU to revive his career and their program.”

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The Script: NBA MVP race not so close
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“As spring turns to summer, there are a few events that draw the attention of an everyday sports fanatic.
Many of us turned to the Masters last weekend and were shocked to find that Tiger Woods didnít find a way to win his fifth green jacket. Others have devoted their time to the NFL Draft by listening to the rants and raves of ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.”

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Mean Green sports briefs: tennis, men's golf, softball
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“SBC tennis seedings announced
Tuesday the Sun Belt Conference announced its tournament seeding.
The NT tennis team was seeded No. 4 in the SBC, which has 13 tennis teams.
The tournament will be held at the Waranch Tennis Complex and the Goldfield Tennis Center.”

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Texas university reconsiders gay-specific housing options
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“FORT WORTH - Texas Christian University may cancel plans to designate some on-campus apartments for gay students and their supporters.
The DiversCity Q community was to open this fall in a section of the Tom Brown-Pete Wright apartments on campus.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students and allies- heterosexual classmates who support them ñ would have had the chance to live together.”

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Visiting poet gives advice to aspiring writers
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“Acclaimed poet and Slate Magazine culture critic Meghan O'Rourke visited NT yesterday as part of the university's Visiting Writer Series, dispensing advice for aspiring writers and sharing her work at a reading session.
According to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Web site, O'Rourke graduated from Yale University in 1997.”

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Jibber Jabber
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“Name: Matt Hunter
Major: Business
Status: Junior
Q:When did you start working out?
A:Since the beginning of January. It was my New Year's resolution.
Q:Why did you pick that as your resolution?
A: I saw that I needed to be fit. I was getting fat, pretty much.”

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Candidates call for tax dollar efficiency
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“City council candidates continue to build or solidify their platforms as the May 9 election draws closer, and some are calling for more environmental measures and effective use of city money.
Jim Engelbrecht, a marketing specialist since 1976 and Vietnam War veteran, said he considers himself an independent candidate who stands for an open and collaborative government.”

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NT offers career advice
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“NT is partnering with the National Business Service Alliance to provide people with the job skills they need to gain careers during the economic recession.
The alliance is a national organization that creates workforce development programs, which target high demand careers and develop programs centered on those careers.”

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Daily wins 17 TIPA awards
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“Staff reports
NT media outlets won a number of awards last weekend at the 100th annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association journalism conference, wherein Texas college newspapers, television stations and radio stations compete against each other. Held in Dallas, the association is the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States.”

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After delays, Welch Street potholes fixed
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“Drivers still brake and swerve for them, but they're gone.
Two weeks after Denton's wastewater department dug up portions of Welch Street, the six potholes that have plagued drivers since March 31 are fixed.
Tuesday morning the city's streets and roads department repaired the unearthed pavement so sewer mains could be fixed.”

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State approves journalism school
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“NT's journalism program will be housed in its own school starting Sept. 1, after the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved its independence Monday. The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism will be separate from the College of Arts and Sciences that had previously included the journalism department.”
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Mexican president draws protest
by North Texas Daily

Apr 14, 2009
“Activists gathered outside the Coliseum last night to protest a speech by former Mexican President Vicente Fox.
"What do we want? End NAFTA! When do we want it? Now!" protesters proclaimed as hundreds of people stood in line to enter the venue.
Fox was set to discuss his businesses-centered approach to the development of Mexico, the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the opportunities available for international corporations in the region, according to the NT Web site.”

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NT lacrosse loses to SMU
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“Senior Night lacked the scripted ending when the NT lacrosse team (9-4, 4-1) fell 6-8 to its biggest rival, the Southern Methodist University Mustangs (10-3, 4-1).
The Mean Green defense put the team in a position to take the game, but a late rally was not enough to overcome a scoreless streak that lasted nearly half the game.”

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Students direct religious documentary
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“10,200 driven miles. 22 U.S. cities. Five weeks. Four college students. "One Nation Under God."
Two Texas A&M; University students, Michael Allen and Austin Meek, and two Baylor University students, Will Bakke and Lawson Hopkins, spent July through August 2008 on a road trip to talk about their beliefs and understand how Americans think about God, religion and eternity while filming their documentary, "One Nation Under God," chronicling their cross-country trip from multiple angles.”

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All your weekend plans
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“MUSIC
Morrissey
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Palladium Ballroom, Dallas
Tickets: $39.50,
thepalladiumballroom.com
The Bellamy Brothers
Friday, 10:30 p.m.
Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth
Tickets: $12 to $15,
billybobstexas.com
Jonathan Tyler and the
Northern Lights, The Orbans
Friday, 9 p.”

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In theaters today...
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“"Hannah Montana: The Movie"
Starring Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus
Directed by Peter Chelsom
What on Earth did we do to deserve this? Miley Cyrus says adios to the character who made her famous in this film, an extension of her monstrous Disney Channel series.”

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Hannah Montana to lead huge box office weekend
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“Three high-profile new releases will be joining two high-profile holdovers this weekend for the ultimate battle of Easter weekend. Miley Cyrus (aka: Disney's new Mickey Mouse) will undoubtedly defeat Goku ("Dragonball: Evolution"), two versions of Seth Rogen ("Monsters vs.”
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Ribeiro lifts Stars to victory
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“DENVER (AP) - Mike Ribeiro resorted to some trickery in the final shootout attempt, skating in backward and then flipping a shot into the net off Peter Budaj to lift the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
After Matt Climie stopped T.”

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Rangers cruise past Indians
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“ARLINGTON (AP) - The Texas Rangers are going to make people forget about those miserable starts of the recent past if they keep playing like it is 1996 again.
For the first time since the season of their first AL West title, the Rangers are 3-0.
"You couldn't be more excited right now coming off this first series, playing with energy and passion," pitcher Brandon McCarthy said.”

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Mavs aim to surge in West
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“DALLAS (AP) - Something has clicked for the Dallas Mavericks.
Maybe it's first-year coach Rick Carlisle figuring out his squad. Maybe it's Josh Howard learning to play on his aching ankle. Or maybe it's savvy vets Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki getting cranked up just in time for the playoffs.”

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Food Snobs
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“Snooty Pig Café
100 Country Club Road #118
Argyle
The names of some foods tell you everything you need to know to understand what they taste like - sausage tastes like sausage and eggs taste like eggs. But some restaurants take it up a notch and their food needs someone to speak for it - Snooty Pig Café is that restaurant and the Food Snobs are those spokespeople.”

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Darts Association 'targets' Denton pubs
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“Students wanting an excuse to spend more time in Denton's pubs can find it Monday nights with Denton Area Darts Association.
The Denton Area Darts Association started 31 years ago with four to six teams but has since grown to 24 teams and about 224 members, commissioner Carey Bilyeu said.”

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Professors to teach abroad for Fulbright program
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“As part of the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program, two NT professors will get the chance to not only teach and travel abroad this year but also develop partnerships between international institutions and NT.
James Meernik, interim associate dean for administrative affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, will teach a graduate-level class on post-conflict peace building for two weeks at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico in Toluca.”

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Fire still under investigation
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“Fire officials are currently investigating the cause of a fire that occurred Monday in the rear parking lot of an apartment complex at 224 Ave. F, which residents say is the second fire to start in the complex.
The fire, which began at around 10:30 p.m., destroyed a discarded couch, as well as the contents of a trash bin and most of a nearby fence.”

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Denton Police officer arrested for punching ex-boyfriend
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“A Denton Police officer was arrested March 28 after punching his ex-boyfriend in the parking lot of a restaurant.
Officer Todd Kidwell of the Denton Police Department was arrested at about 2 a.m. on Saturday, March 28 at his home, after getting into a fight with his ex-boyfriend in the parking lot of the Prairie House restaurant on the 1000 block of Highway 380 in Denton.”

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Illegal downloading fines rise for dorms
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“Students caught illegally downloading in the dorms will now have to pay a heftier fine.
NT Housing implemented the fine increase early in the spring semester because of the increase in the number of cases of illegal downloading, Elisabeth Warren, the director of housing, said.”

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Easter embodies multiple cultures
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“When marketing sophomore Brittany Behrens was younger, she baked cookies with her family the night before Easter.
Each ingredient represented a different part of Jesus while the cookies' rising symbolized Jesus' return from the dead.
Easter, a holiday which went through evolutionary development centuries before Christ's life, is the combination of diverse traditions.”

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Denton police may not use driver checkpoints
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“Two bills that would allow the creation of sobriety checkpoints and force drivers to take breathalyzers and blood tests have passed the Texas Senate, but even if they're passed into law, Denton police may not enforce them.
The bills, designed to combat Texas' No.”

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Wildfires leave multiple injured in wake
by North Texas Daily

Apr 09, 2009
“Wildfires that burned across 18 counties in North Texas yesterday left multiple people injured and several buildings, including homes and businesses, burned to the ground.
Among the counties affected were Wise, Cooke, Montague, Clay and Wichita. The fires also made their way to Southern Oklahoma.”

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NKorea shows footage of healthy leader Kim Jong Il
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - State-run television gave North Koreans their first glimpse of the country's "auspicious" rocket launch- and of an apparently healthy leader Kim Jong Il mingling with farmers and watching bears at the zoo.
What the TV didn't show Tuesday was just as notable: footage of the "Dear Leader" during the 3 1/2 months after he is believed to have suffered a stroke that sparked fears of a succession crisis in the poor, nuclear-armed nation.”

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New stadium unfair to students
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“It is truly difficult for me to express, in polite language, the utter outrage I feel regarding the irresponsible behavior of the University of North Texas administration!
At a time when this coun­try is facing its greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, and is engaged in a war against terrorists, the university administration has decided to plow ahead with its outrageous plans to build a $78 million football stadium, like the emperors who bankrupted the Roman Empire with outlandish spending on games of gladiatorial combat as the barbarians sat ready to destroy what was left of that civiliza­tion.”

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Shock Talk
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“SAN JOSE (MCT)- A new alternative to the standard cigarette has made an appearance in dozens of mall kiosks nationwide.
Invented in China several years ago, the "e-cigarette" smokes, looks, feels, and glows like a regular cigarette, emitting a nicotine vapor with the help of a computer chip.”

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Horror stories from a portable toilet
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“It's dingy, orange and cold. The wind that winds down the alleyway threatens to knock it over as I commit the most private of acts. I work another job in addition to the Daily, for another company that will remain unnamed. Our workspace is nice, as we're housed in what used to be a swank designer's offices.”
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Editorial: Parking still a hot topic on campus
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“Parking is an issue that seems to be perpetually at the forefront of student life at NT. Despite the growing number of students vying for limited parking space, NT President Gretchen Bataille said in a question-and-answer session last month that NT would not make room for any more parking lots on campus, calling the issue a "transportation problem" rather than a parking problem.”
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NT tennis coach Sujay Lama finalist for Giant Steps award
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“NT head tennis coach Sujay Lama has been nominated for the prestigious National Consortium for Academics and Sports Giant Steps award. The award is given to coaches who excel in their sport and in the community equally.
Lama took over the Mean Green program in 2006 and has turned it into a winning program in that short time.”

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Man makes living while playing music his way
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“The melodic twang of a quilted maple Taylor guitar wafted through the airwaves combining with a myriad of voices.
Nestled in the corner between Jazzman's Café and the NT Bookstore, Scott Christensen was creating calming sounds as he sent music into the chaotic atmosphere, picking one string at a time.”

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Jazz players sound off on men-to-women ratio
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“Tenor saxophonist Ashley Hamer doesn't mind a man holding the door open for her, but when it comes to jazz, she doesn't want to be thought of as the girl in a group.
Hamer, a jazz studies graduate student, plays in the Five O'Clock Lab Band and repertory ensemble, both of which are marginally dominated by men.”

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Student spray paints art outside NT dorm
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“Students chatting on benches, working on homework or just relaxing usually surround the dorms at NT, but one Clark Hall resident has acquired a new pastime.
Biochemistry freshman Gabriel Olvera takes his spray paint, canvas and pallet knives to the front of the dorm to fulfill his new hobby ­- spray painting atmospheric art.”

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Residents fight developer
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“Residents living along Bell Avenue are pushing back against the development of an apartment complex they said they feel will cause too much traffic in their area.
Real estate developer Rod Taylor is encountering several obstacles with a 12-townhome development at Bell and University Drive from tenants who are against it because they do not want more college students living there or more cars driving by.”

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University commercial receives recognition
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“And the award goes to …
North Texas.
The university's "Discover UNT" commercial earned recognition from advertising and marketing professionals by winning a Telly Award last month.
The annual awards "honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs," according to its Web site.”

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Science complex inches closer to opening
by North Texas Daily

Apr 07, 2009
“Construction crews working on campus have about one year to take the frame of a building next to the Biology building and turn it into a new science complex.
The Life Sciences Complex is currently under construction and is intended to be a research center for graduate students and faculty in the Biology department.”

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Among 4-year-olds, 1 in 5 obese, study finds
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“CHICAGO (AP) - A striking new study says almost 1 in 5 American 4-year-olds is obese, and the rate is alarmingly higher among American Indian children, with nearly a third of them obese.
Researchers were surprised to see differences by race at so early an age.”

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Obama to Muslim world: No US war with Islam
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Declaring the U.S. "is not and never will be at war with Islam," President Barack Obama worked Monday to mend frayed ties with NATO ally Turkey and improve relations with the larger Muslim world.
Obama acknowledged still-raw tensions over the Iraq war but said Muslims worldwide have little in common with terrorists such as al-Qaida and have much to gain in opposing them.”

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SHOCK TALK!
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“CHICAGO(AP)- A striking new study says that almost one in five American 4-year-olds is obese. The study suggests that more than half a million 4-year-olds suffer from obesity.
The study is an analysis of nationally representative height and weight data on 8,550 preschoolers born in 2001.”

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Consumer guilt, an issue of conscience
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“I went to the department store looking for clothes and returned home empty-handed. I realized I didn't want to pay for my clothes. I have a problem afflicting my consumer spirit, and I wonder if it's natural.
You see, I come from a thrifty family. My mother mastered the art of triple-to-seventy-five coupons at Tom Thumb ages ago, and I suppose the impression she made on me has remained to this day.”

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The current status of hope
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“I like to listen to National Public Radio (KERA-FM, 90.1 around these parts) when I drive. During spring break I was driving home from a Waffle House when I heard a story about a tent city that has sprung up near Sacramento, Calif. Thousands of U.S. citizens that have lost their jobs in light of the current economic debacle are camped out on the bank of the American River.”
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NT drops two games at MTSU
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“The NT softball team took one of three games against the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders this weekend, losing 1-0 and 3-2 on Saturday while winning 3-1 on Sunday.
NT struggled offensively on Saturday, as the team was limited to five hits for the day.”

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Kyle Busch talks college and his career
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“Saturday morning before the O'Reilly 300 Nation Race, I had a chance to catch up with Kyle Busch -who won the O'Reilly 300 later in the day- and talk about his career and the appeal of NASCAR to college students.
Q. How does the atmosphere at Texas Motor Speedway compare to other raceways?
A.”

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NT tennis team regains form
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“NT overpowered the University of Texas at El Paso Miners Saturday, taking the match 6-1. The win improves NT to 8-5 on the season, with the team bouncing back from two losses last weekend.
NT looked solid once again in the No. 1 and No. 2 positions. Playing from the top two spots, freshman Irina Paraschiv and sophomore Madura Ranganathan were able to take their singles matches in straight sets.”

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Gordon wins the Samsung 500
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“FORT WORTH - The streak is over. Jeff Gordon ended a 47 race winless streak - the longest winless streak of his career - with a win in the Samsung 500 on Sunday.
"It feels like the first time I've ever won," Gordon said. "There have been a lot of ups and downs, not only here at Texas but over the last 47 races.”

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Variety show brings talent
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“A semester of preparations paid off last night in the Lyceum as nine student acts sang, danced and joked their way through the $5 Vaudeville Show to raise money for scholarships for the College of Music.
Thomas Sovik of the music faculty worked with the 576 students in his Popular Music in American Culture class to put on the talent show.”

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NT club sweeps mock CSI-style competition
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“The NT Criminalistics Club jumped up and cheered, "Go green!" after it won first and second place at the Annual Arlington CSI Competition on Saturday.
Members of the club gathered at the Arlington Police Academy to compete in mock crime scene investigations.”

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Faculty conducts sexual violence survey
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“An NT faculty member is conducting a survey of NT students to find out if sexual violence has increased at the university, following studies showing the rise of rape and sexual assault on college campuses in recent years.
In late February, NT students received an e-mail in their Eaglemail inboxes titled "Sexual Violence on Campus.”

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Mentoring program focuses on students' goals, not problems
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“Where are you now? Where do you want to go? What steps will get you there? What will keep you going?
For students in the NT's Constructional Student Mentoring program, these questions open a doorway to better grades and better skills for managing their goals and their lives.”

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Denton mayor still facing $37k campaign debt
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs is still out almost $38,000 from his mayoral race against former mayor Perry McNeill last year. However, Burroughs stresses that this money came from his personal bank account and he does not owe anyone for the expenses.
"I had raised sufficient funds to cover the general election, but not the run-off, which I basically paid for out of my own pocket," Burroughs said.”

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Carter wins SGA presidency
by North Texas Daily

Apr 06, 2009
“The Student Government Association announced yesterday that Dakota Carter was elected president by a 79 to 21 percent margin in the student election with 1,348 students voting. Carter's running mate, Jamaal Sanders, was elected vice president.
The two will take office on June 1.”

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UGK establishes its legacy with '4 Life'
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“When the voice of the late Pimp C echoes beyond the buried funk riff and spacey synths on the opening track of UGK's latest record "4 Life," it's to announce that he's "back from the dead." It's a surreal statement that is sure to shoot goose bumps up and down anyone who's been following the legendary Southern rap troupe; it's also the perfect way to begin what will presumably be the last entry in the group's storied catalogue.”
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Obama's scorecard: Some setbacks but a good summit
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“LONDON (AP) - At his summit debut, President Barack Obama failed to persuade foreign counterparts to commit to fresh and lavish spending to boost economic revival. And the success he did achieve in finding common ground was as much the result of modified goals as swaying other countries to bend to U.”
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US, Mexico work together to fight drug cartels
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“CUERNAVACA, Mexico (AP) - The U.S. and Mexico are creating a cross-border group to develop strategies for stopping the illegal flow of guns and drugs between the two countries, officials said Thursday.
Emerging from a conference with U.S. officials, Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina-Mora said more meetings are needed to develop plans to bring warring drug cartels under control along the border.”

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In theaters today...
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“"Fast & Furious"
Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
Directed by Justin Lin
In this tough economy, articles come at a premium. So in an effort to give back to you, dear viewer, the creators of this empty franchise have ditched numbers and the word "the" to bring you a truly mindless experience: New model, original parts, familiar feeling of wasted time and money.”

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Diesel tries to relaunch career
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“April is traditionally a slow month at the box office. A year ago, the top five films made a paltry $43 million.
Last week's "Monsters vs Aliens" topped that figure by itself. This week, the fourth installment of "Fast & Furious" (apparently the producers decided to drop the words "the," and "and," from the title) races into movie theaters.”

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Your weekend plans together in one place
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“MUSIC
Shorelines End, Free Reign,
The Campaign, The Vettes
Friday, Doors at 7 p.m.
Granada Theater, Dallas
Tickets: $10 to $15,
granadatheater.com
Leonard Cohen
Friday, 8 p.m.
Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie
Tickets: $60 to $250,
nokialivedfw.com
Robyn Hitchock, Brent Best
Saturday, 8:30 p.”

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Food Snobs
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“Bulgogi House
408 North Texas Blvd.
"I'll try one if you try one," Jillian said, looking at Dominique.
They each held a tiny fish in front of their mouths and, on the count of three, dropped them in. The misplaced music of Michael Bublé playing in the background intensified the moment.”

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Kellerman pens 'twisty' murder mystery
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“In Jonathan Kellerman's "True Detectives," what you see is not what you get.
Set in present-day Los Angeles, the novel revolves around private investigator Aaron Fox and his police officer half-brother Moses Reed.
The two men, estranged by deep-seeded familial conflict, find themselves forced to collaborate on the seemingly dead-end case of Caitlin Frostig, a straight-A student who has been missing for more than a year at the book's beginning.”

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Forget about 'Living Thing'
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“Making an album as popular as their 2006 release "Writer's Block" was not going to be easy for Swedish new-wave pop band Peter Bjorn and John.
Their most recognized single, "Young Folks," was played on every commercial, television show and movie soundtrack imaginable.”

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Q&A: Executive producer of MTV's 'Pedro'
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“In honor of the life Pedro Zamora, the "Real World" contestant who put a true face on the AIDS crisis, MTV has produced a film about his life, written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black ("Milk"). Here's an excerpt from a recent interview with executive producer Maggie Malina:
Q.”

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The Slate: New releases this week
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“Movies
"Doubt"
"The Tale of Despereaux"
"Bedtime Stories"
"The Day the Earth Stood Still"
"Yes Man"
"I.O.U.S.A."
"Not Easily Broken"
Albums
"Unstoppable" by Rascal Flatts
"Fork in the Road" by Neil Young
"Other Covers" by James Taylor
"The Last Kiss" by”

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Make way for Malkovich
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“The title character in "The Great Buck Howard" doesn't tolerate things like poor grammar, tardiness or distilled water ("I'm not an iron," he bellows to an assistant). Actually, he doesn't like much of anything really, other than performing. So how perfect it is that he's being portrayed by John Malkovich, an actor who's built his career on playing characters fed up with being what he perceives as the only smart person in the room, from his Oscar-nominated performance as the brilliant assassin in 1993's "In the Line of Fire" to the underappreciated CIA analyst in last year's "Burn after Reading.”
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J. Walkers: Brotherly band hits right notes
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“Alabama once proclaimed, "If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band."
The J. Walkers are living up to those standards.
The band began in 2004 as a worship band for their church.
Now, they play what vocalist and guitarist Jordan Burchill described as "pop-rock with a fiddle.”

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Community gives perspectives on 'vanishing' Fry Street
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“Arson, corporate ownership and city regulations contribute to what former Voyager's Dream owner Mike Sutton calls "the vanishing of Fry Street." Sutton said the grassy, fenced-off area bears little resemblance to the variety of businesses that inhabited the space two years ago. But many new students have no memory of the old Fry Street and some wish the vacant lot could be replaced with something useful, like a grocery store. "This is my community," said Tommy Simmons, a communications design senior. "And I would like something that would make my life easier."”
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U.S., Mexico in anti-cartel vow
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“CUERNAVACA, Mexico (AP) - U.S. and Mexican officials say they will soon name a group to develop strategies for stopping the cross-border flow of weapons and drugs.
Emerging from a conference Thursday with U.S. officials, Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina-Mora said more meetings are needed to develop plans to bring warring drug cartels under control along the border.”

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Smart car official heads lecture, vehicle display
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“While Denton only has a handful of the diminutive Smart cars, company officials will be showing off the German two-seater on campus today in hopes that it catches on further.
Two cars will be on display today at NT - one on the Union lawn and one outside of the Silver Eagle Suite, where Smart USA President David C.”

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Business dean expands college
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“During Finley Graves' first year as dean of the College of Business, the college has created a new graduate business program in India, has been reaccredited and will soon start construction on the new Business Leadership Building.
"We're close to having the footprint done for the new building, and we are already working towards our next reaccreditation," Graves said.”

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Study abroad fair draws hundreds
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“By Manuella Rogers
Contributing Writer
Language classes don't have to be on Fry Street. They could be in Taiwan, Spain or Italy.
About 400 students were expected to attend the Global Learning Fair in the University Union yesterday, said Valerie Borgfield, assistant director of the Global Learning & Experience UNT International.”

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G-20 heads vow $1.1 trillion
by North Texas Daily

Apr 02, 2009
“Leaders at the G-20 summit yesterday in London committed more than $1 trillion to aid developing countries, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank and to regulate hedge funds and tax havens, but did not approve a united accord for a global stimulus package.”
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Big summit, small hopes; leaders meet on economy
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“LONDON (AP) - Desperate but divided on ways to lift their nations from economic misery, world leaders converged for an emergency summit Tuesday holding scant hopes of finding a magic-bullet solution for the crisis that brought them hurrying to London.
Even as President Barack Obama and the others were arriving, the U.”

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Shock Talk: Olympics for unemployed in N.Y.
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“NEW YORK (AP) Who hasn't secretly wished he could pin the blame on his boss? Or slam office equipment against the pavement? Dozens of unemployed people got the chance to do exactly that during the tongue-in-cheek Unemployment Olympics on Tuesday. In a twist on the classic game Pin the Tail on the Donkey, participants pulled a hat over their eyes and spun around before using a pushpin to attempt to Pin the Blame on the Boss.”
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Past president checks facts
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“The current Student Government Association President, Jeff Kline, wrote an opinion piece for the Daily yesterday endorsing his friends, Dakota Carter and Jamaal Sanders, for SGA president and vice president. While the act of neutrality by an existing administration regarding an election is heavily debated, it goes without saying that any sort of endorsement should offer factual and honest information regarding the candidates in question.”
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Editorial: NT Daily endorses Carter and Sanders
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“After an intense debate and close vote in the Daily newsroom, we at the Daily have decided to endorse the candidates Dakota Carter and Jamaal Sanders as next year's Student Government Association president and vice president. We feel the duo exude confidence and clarity, look to bridge the communication gap with students and will help our university succeed in many areas.”
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NT track and field team heads to Austin
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“The NT track and field team is in Austin today for the start of its longest event of the regular season, the 82nd annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
The Mean Green will compete with major universities from around the country Wednesday through Friday for a chance to compete Saturday in the finals.”

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International students share cuisine, culture
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“More than 28 international cultures represented their colors, aromas and cuisine Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist Student Center.
Students from the Caribbean, China, England, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam and other locations shared tastes of their country's most popular dish with students, faculty and staff for the second day of International Week, sponsored by UNT International.”

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Web site offers coupons through text messaging
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“Students looking to save money can do so by doing what many do every day: texting.
With the use of collegetokens.com, text message coupons are now available for several Denton businesses by signing up for the service online. To redeem the discount, participants can then show the message on their phones to the store associate.”

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Criminal justice interns work with military, domestic police units
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“"To serve and protect" is more than just a motto for two NT criminal justice interns who have pursued that pledge both locally and internationally.
Christiane Robertson's internship with the U.S. military police took her back to her hometown of Stuttgart, Germany, where her father has worked as a military police investigator for more than 20 years.”

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Whooping cough cases on the rise
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“The coughs come in fits, one after another and are interrupted with gasps for air.
It's the sound of whooping cough, which Dallas-Fort Worth area residents are being urged to be vaccinated for because of an increase in cases during 2008.
The disease, also known as pertussis, is a contagious disease caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis, and can be spread by coughing and sneezing while in close contact with others, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

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NT honors campus history with event
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“As students and faculty walk through campus this week, they will find that NT sidewalks are speckled with 26 billboard signs.
The signs each have facts about the history of NT from 1890 to the present and are to commemorate University Week.
Friday is the anniversary of the day NT became a university and the accomplishments and growth that faculty, staff, and students have contributed to the university thus far.”

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Bombers, fighters take flight
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“The sound of the engine starts, and the four propellers turn, slowly at first and then faster as the B-17 Flying Fortress prepares for takeoff.
The World War II bomber took off yesterday at the Denton Municipal Airport as part of the nationwide Wings of Freedom Tour.”

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Legislators 'tweet' to reach constituents
by North Texas Daily

Mar 31, 2009
“Ashton Kutcher has one, and so does Britney Spears. Jimmy Fallon, Coldplay, The New York Times and U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, tweet too.
Among celebrities and journalists, Burgess is one of many Texas lawmakers who use the social networking Web site Twitter to connect with constituents.”

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Super-chemo targets cancer spreading to the liver
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“WASHINGTON (AP) - Bill Darker grinned as he headed into the operating room for a dramatic experiment: A super-high dose of chemotherapy dripped directly into his cancer-ridden liver, 10 times more than patients normally can tolerate.
Not to fear. Working through small puncture holes, doctors sealed off Darker's liver and washed most of the toxic medication from his blood so it didn't poison the rest of his body.”

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SHOCK TALK!
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“McDonalds shooting injures none
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Police said a customer fired one or two shots into a Salt Lake City McDonald's after the driver of the car he was in was told the restaurant was not serving lunch yet. Police said the female driver of a white Dodge Intrepid pulled up to the drive-thru and ordered from the lunch menu early Sunday but was told only breakfast was available.”

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SGA president backs Carter
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“Wow, I cannot believe it is time again for another election! This past year went by incredibly fast, and I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve my fellow students as the president of the student body. Rebecca and I have helped change the SGA a great deal this past year, and I know the next administration will continue to make improvements.”
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Editorial: Mixing socialism and capitalism
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“Socialism is a dirty, dirty word. The word conjures up images of red commies uniformly marching down the street behind nuclear warheads or totalitarian states populated by cloned androids. But in the United States, the word is grossly misunderstood and misused in understanding political ideology.”
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NT sprinters held back due to weather
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“ARLINGTON - High winds and snow flurries kept the NT track and field team from competing Saturday in Arlington after the team pulled out of almost every event at the 33rd annual Bobby Lane invitational.
Mean Green track and field head coach Rick Watkins, as did several other coaches, decided the team should only compete in the long distances runs as well as a few field events.”

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Moats accepts officer's apology for hospital stop
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“DALLAS (AP) - NFL player Ryan Moats said Monday he accepts the apology offered by a Dallas police officer who stopped him with a drawn gun in a hospital parking lot as his mother-in-law was dying.
The Houston Texans running back said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that he hopes Officer Robert Powell was sincere in his apology.”

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Person with knowledge: Talks delay Burress hearing
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“NEW YORK (AP) - Plaxico Burress will return to court Tuesday in his gun possession case as his lawyers and prosecutors haggle over a plea deal and what punishment the New York Giants star should face for accidentally shooting himself in a crowded nightclub last year.”
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Rangers trying to decide whether to keep Jones
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Rangers manager Ron Washington said Monday the competition between outfielders Andruw Jones and Frank Catalanotto for Texas' lone position opening may not be settled by the time the team breaks camp Thursday.
"It's a tough one to call," said Washington, adding that he has no timetable.”

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The Script: NFL's integrity in question
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“Last week NFL commissioner Roger Goodell expressed interest in extending the NFL season by two games and lowering the number of preseason games.
In a league that is now embracing its history and prides itself for being fan friendly, this move would distance itself from the image that it has worked so hard to obtain.”

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Panthers pummel Mean Green
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“The NT softball team won one of three games against the Florida International University Golden Panthers this weekend, losing 5-3 on Saturday while winning its first game 7-2 but falling 6-2 in its second game on Sunday.
Saturday's Game:
Scoring came at a premium in the early going for the Mean Green (18-15, 6-5) and Panthers (19-20, 3-6), as the teams remained scoreless until NT took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning.”

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String quartet performs, teaches in Japanese festival
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“Five musicians from the College of Music traveled to Japan over spring break to perform nine concerts in 10 days.
Nikola Ruzevic of the music faculty helped create the first Upbeat String Music Festival and Brahms Chamber Festival in Japan in 2005.
As the co-founder and artistic director, Ruzevic helped the Bancroft Quartet, a graduate-level NT string quartet, be invited to Japan to play.”

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Science center showcases student artwork
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“An unlikely place for drawings, paintings and sculpture will host a student art show over the next two months: the Environmental Science Building.
The exhibit, titled "Observation/Insight: Drawing from the Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum," opened Monday in the Elm Fork Education Center on the first floor of the building and will run through May 1.”

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Library group offers 'Small Talk,' big lessons
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“Non-native English speakers wanting to improve their speech skills can head to the north branch of the Denton Public Library for chitchat at Small Talk, a support program designed to help people learn American language and customs.
Public service librarian Carmen Grant began the program in October 2008, modeling it after a similar program at a Plano public library.”

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Teacher's travels add flair to Spanish classes
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“Driving through Mexico on a family vacation, 11-year-old Kay McClanahan did not know she would one day speak four languages.
She didn't imagine that her love of the country and its language would lead her away from her Arkansas home all over the world to Spain, Argentina and Uruguay.”

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Murder trial for former NT student Sandoval starts today
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“Testimony is expected to start later today for the trial of Sean Kresse, the man accused of strangling former NT business senior Lorena Sandoval in September 2007, in the 16th Denton County Judicial District Court.
Sandoval, 21, lived with her ex-boyfriend, Kresse, in an apartment on Coronado Drive.”

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Speaker: more children crossing border illegally
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“The solution to illegal immigration is more job programs in Latin America, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario said on Monday.
Addressing a women's conference, Nazario, who won a Pulitzer for her story on a teenager illegally emigrating to the U.”

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NT fundraiser retiring
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“A head NT fundraiser is retiring after working at the university for 18 years.
Greg McQueen, the senior vice president for advancement, is retiring. NT President Gretchen Bataille said the university has begun a search to replace McQueen and will hire a private search firm.”

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SGA elections kick off
by North Texas Daily

Mar 30, 2009
“Voting for Student Government Association president and vice president kicked off Monday morning and will run through 5 p.m. Friday online.
This semester, there are two sets of candidates in the running. Presidential candidate Dakota Carter and vice presidential candidate Jamaal Sanders are campaigning against presidential candidate Robert Zamora and vice presidential candidate Markeisha Hogg.”

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Sources: More US troops for Afghan war
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting an inherited and faltering war, President Barack Obama plans to dispatch thousands more military and civilian trainers to Afghanistan by the fall on top of the 17,000 combat troops he has already ordered, senior administration officials said Thursday.”
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New rock opera misses mark
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“A young girl named Margaret is enamored with the shape-shifting William. They meet a wicked witch in a mysterious forest. It seems like themes straight out of a childhood fairy tale.
However, The Decemberists use these whimsical elements to craft their first rock opera on their new album "The Hazards of Love.”

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In theaters today...
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“"The Haunting in Connecticut"
Starring Virginia Madsen, Kyle Gallner, Elias Koteas
Another haunted house movie: Family moves in, house makes noises, supernatural stuff happens, blah blah blah. Move already!
Directed by Peter Cornwell
Cinemark Denton, Rave Hickory Creek, AMC Highland Village, Studio Movie Grill Lewisville, Cinemark Vista Ridge Mall
"Monsters vs.”

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'Monsters' rule weekend
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“3-D films have come back with such a vengeance that even John McClane won't be saying "yippee-ki-yay" to them anytime soon. Films like "My Bloody Valentine 3D," and "Coraline," surpassed their budgets and industry expectations. The latest offering in the newly revived dimension is this weekend's animated comedy "Monsters vs.”
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Mean Green women's golf can climb the mountains
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“The Mean Green women's golf team traveled to St. George, Utah, to participate in the Brigham Young University Dixie Classic this past week at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club.
"It was really long, with a great deal of elevation change," coach Jeff Mitchell said.”

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Inline hockey club set for Championships
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“The NT inline hockey club is preparing to take its show on the road, as it will head to the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association National Championships next week.
The Top 10-ranked, 22-member club is heading to Feasterville, Pa., from April 2 to 5 to compete in the championships where the Mean Green will face off against 23 of the best teams in country.”

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NT looks to tame Panthers
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“After four games on the road, the NT women's softball team looks forward to continuing its Sun Belt Conference play this weekend at home.
The Mean Green will go head to head against the Florida International University Golden Panthers in a three-game series this Saturday and Sunday.”

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Food Snobs
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“Veronica's Café
803 East McKinney St.
By Dominique Beck and Jillian Daniels
Junior and Senior Staff Writers
Veronica's Café is small.
We won't try to beat around the bush by using euphemisms like quaint and petite - Veronica's, which only accepts cash, is truly tiny.”

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The Slate: New releases this week
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“DVDs
"Slumdog Millionaire"
"Seven Pounds"
"Marley & Me"
"Tell No One"
"Timecrimes"
"Leonard Cohen: Live in London"
"Jim Gaffigan: King Baby"
ALBUMS
"It's Blitz!" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"Quiet Nights," by Diana Krall
"Defying Gravity," by Keith Urba”

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Wine Squared: 'most punk rock' wine bar
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“Walking in to Wine Squared, the relaxing setting of art and the sound of classic and alternative rock in the background playing softly in the background make it feel like spring break all over again.
Wine Squared, located at 110 West Oak Street Suite A, is a laid back wine bar, complete with patio tables for patrons to people-watch.”

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'Brutal' drama unveiled at Dallas theater
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“With Enter Stage Left founder Jessica McCartney's staging, the audience gets closer to Patrick Marber's intimate relationship drama "Closer" than ever before.
Teatro Dallas, the show's venue, is an intimate 45-seat theater, which allows the audience to feel like they are right in the middle of the action, McCartney said.”

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DreamWorks delivers witty 3-D 'Monster' mash
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“"Monsters vs. Aliens" is a funny, witty parody of past sci-fi movies.
The movie is reminiscent of the 1950s, when cheesy double features ruled drive-ins across the country. Characters like the Blob, the Fly, Mothra and the Creature from the Black Lagoon lit up the B-movie screen.”

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'Knowing' Q&A
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“Last week, Australian director Alex Proyas scored his latest No. 1 with the sci-fi disaster thriller "Knowing," starring Nicolas Cage. Here's an excerpt from a recent roundtable interview with the director:
Q: Could you talk a little bit about whether this - how 9/11 influenced this? If this was written then, on the cusp of it, because obviously a lot of people weren't ready to see disastrous images all those - that many years ago.”

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'I Love You, Man' stars talk male nudity
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“When it comes to celebrity interviews, the talent can be demanding, easy-going, or possibly high out of their minds.
But rarely has an interview been this much fun.
Here's an excerpt of a recent roundtable interview with "I Love You, Man" stars Paul Rudd and Jason Segel:
Q: So you both have done screen writing, how do you think that affects your performances?
Paul: I think it enhanced my performance because I think I understand the character better.”

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South by Southwest 2009 takes over Austin
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“AUSTIN -Standing on stage with a wall of towering amplified subwoofers to my back, something wonderful happened. Bun B, who with his close friend and partner Pimp C pioneered southern hip-hop under the UGK moniker, took his hat off.
The familiar bass line and soothing Isley Brothers vocals from the classic, emotionally stirring "One Day" pounded out from the speakers, and Bun was off, showing a crowd, hanging on his every word, respect for his deceased partner in crime that he felt came with the Texan terrain.”

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Phone bans still face hurdles
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“A cell phone ban will take effect for drivers in Denton school district zones starting in August.
However, recent research has shown cell phone users will talk while driving in the zones, regardless of the ban, unless police patrol regularly.
Carl Fors of Speed Measurement Laboratories, a Fort Worth-based traffic researcher, recently observed two school zones in Dallas which had the cell phone bans.”

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Philosophers gather for conference, lectures
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“Understanding the works of Spinoza, Hegel and Nietzsche might make one's head swirl, but at the North Texas Philosophical Association's 42nd annual conference, these philosophers fit right into the conversations amongst distinguished lecturers, faculty members and students.”
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City council OKs stimulus ordinance
by North Texas Daily

Mar 26, 2009
“The economic stimulus bill could overwhelm city officials, but an ordinance passed by the city means not every grant pursued will have to go before the council.
The council recently passed an ordinance giving city manager George Campbell the power to apply for specific grants included in the stimulus bill, without having to ask the council first to approve them.”

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A day in the life: Marfa, Texas
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“When the mechanical clock started its methodological clicking in the 15th century, the day as we know it became a sliced up process defining our routines. The cycles of the sun lost significance as we put faith in the efficiency of man-made gears and springs.”
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Justice in Free Choice Act
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“Frederick Douglass once said, "Power never concedes anything without a demand. It never did and it never will."
If American History is any guide, it takes more than a simple spoken or written demand for common people to win justice; it takes protracted and fierce political confrontations, often spilling into mass demonstration and direct action.”

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Editorial: Bill offers students service possibilities
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“Surprisingly, both Democrats and Republicans in Congress are productively working together to put a bill on President Barack Obama's desk. The Give Act, which passed in the House of Representatives on Friday and will shortly be debated in the Senate, aims to put more citizens to work on community and national services.”
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Lacrosse falls in San Diego
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“The NT men's lacrosse clubs undefeated streak came to an end after losing two of its three non-division games in San Diego, Calif. over the weekend.
The Mean Green (9-2, 4-0) defense left the team in position to win all three games, but the offense had its worst three games of the season.”

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Former NT basketball star thrives on European teams
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“By Sean Gorman
Senior Staff Writer
After leading the NT men's basketball team to the NCAA Tournament in 2007 for the first time since 1989, former Mean Green star Calvin Watson wanted to continue playing basketball and didn't care where he had to go to do it.”

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Balloon-bending business seeks new talent
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“Students needing flexible part-time jobs in a difficult economy have an unusual option to consider: making balloons into shapes and animals at local restaurants.
Nationwide talent agency Balloon Distractions is seeking balloon artists at NT, promising flexible hours and good wages to job seekers.”

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'Circle' welcomes alternative religions
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“Those curious about alternative forms of religion such as Wicca or druidism can meet with other students with similar interests through the Circle of Three Trees.
Tracy Crouch, an anthropology senior and president of the organization, said one of the primary purposes of the club is to educate people.”

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Jibber Jabber
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“By Khai ha
Photographer
Name: Wesley Joseph Murack
Major: Anthropology
Status: Sophomore
Q:Why are you majoring in anthropology?
A:There's so much diversity and it's interesting how everything relates.
Q:What's something you'd like to do with your major?
A: I'd like to work at a museum and travel the world.”

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Students reach out to dance
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“Many college students use free time to do homework, rest or just forget about school, but for some students of the Texas Academy of Math and Science program, it is also a time to reach out to the community in order to share knowledge - and maybe even some dance skills.”
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DJ crafts campus soundtrack
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“Sitting at ease among a massive mix board, computer monitors, a turntable, and cassette and compact disc players, it's hard to imagine Trey Peart, a radio, television and film sophomore, being nervous his first time "on-air."
It took a few shifts before the shakes went away, said Peart, who is a disc jockey for KNTU-FM, 88.”

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NT offers graduate business courses in India
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“A collaboration between NT and an Indian charity will soon let students in India study for graduate-level business degrees from the university in Ahmedabad, India, starting this August.
The opportunity is a direct result of international cooperation between the Khambatta family of India and NT officials, and will be held at the Khambatta Center for Excellence, the family's charitable division.”

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Hearing for former student's police assault case set for April
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“After almost six years of negotiations, allegations and appeals, a civil rights lawsuit accusing three former NT police officers of police brutality is almost ready to come to trial.
On April 20, a federal court is scheduled to review the lawsuit filed by former NT student Gus Elliott against officers Greg Prickett, Mark Linnell and William Hitt.”

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Class schedules online only
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“Last semester, NT distributed 75,000 class schedule booklets.
This time, it will distribute zero.
The schedule of classes for summer and fall 2009 will be available online only, as opposed to the printed booklet, said Rolando Rivas, director of integrated branding.”

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Students criticize Higher One accounts
by North Texas Daily

Mar 24, 2009
“By Courtney Roberts
Senior Staff Writer
NT is refunding money to students through a new card and account system, but not everyone is satisfied.
To introduce new methods of refunding student money, NT announced in early December its two-year contract with Higher One Inc.”

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Pakistan militants strengthen in heartland
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) - The compound bore no sign. Residents referred to it simply as the school for "jihadi fighters," speaking in awe of the expensive horses stabled within its high walls - and the extremists who rode them bareback in the dusty fields around it.”
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At least 23 killed in Iraq suicide blast
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“BAGHDAD (AP) - A suicide bomber struck a tent filled Monday with Kurdish funeral mourners, unleashing a huge fireball that killed at least 23 people in a northern town where Kurds and Arabs are competing for power.
Also Monday, Turkey's visiting president pressed the Iraqi government to crack down on Kurdish rebels who stage cross-border raids into Turkish territory from sanctuaries in northern Iraq.”

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SHOCK TALK!
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“Woman blames devil in theft
ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP)- A woman accused of taking more than $73,000 from the Arlington church where she was an administrative assistant blames the devil. Papers filed with a theft charge Wednesday in Snohomish County Superior Court say the 62-year-old Arlington woman told detectives "Satan had a big part in the theft.”

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Common sense fashion tips for spring
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“Everyday guys' fashion should be relatively simple, yet so many of us make stupid mistakes. These are easy to fix. You don't have to buy any new clothes, but you may need to throw out some old ones. Here are10 fashion don'ts that will keep your look simple, functional, and classy.”
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Iraq still an injustice six years later
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“Students and faculty gathered around tables to learn about the realities of occupation yesterday as Students for a Democratic Society hosted a day of occupation on the university grounds to commemorate the six-year anniversary of the war in Iraq and to remind students that the war is not over.”
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The Republican hypocrites
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“Congress recently passed what's known as an "omnibus" - a collection of spending bills left over from last year's business. The government would have literally been shut down (as happened under the Republican Congress in the '90s) had this not been passed.”
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Editorial: Tollway unnecessary in Denton County
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“Denton and Collin counties are in a squabble concerning the route of a proposed extension of the Dallas North Tollway. Collin County wants a 7-mile stretch to be located exclusively in its confines, while Denton County wants the tollway to be built on the border of the two counties.”
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Track team opens season at Horned Frog Invitational
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“The NT track and field team placed first in four events in its first meet of the outdoor season Saturday at the Texas Christian University Horned Frog Invitational.
The Mean Green women placed second out of six teams, scoring 126 points. The men's team totaled 75 points, which placed them in fourth place out of five competing teams.”

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Armstrong breaks bone while preparing for Tour de France
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“BALTANAS, Spain (AP) - Lance Armstrong fractured his collarbone Monday during a race in Spain, leaving in question his participation in the Tour de France in July.
The seven-time Tour champion said he will fly to the United States and meet with medical experts to decide whether he needs surgery.”

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NT Softball takes two of three at Florida Atlantic
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“The NT softball team won two out of three games against Florida Atlantic University this weekend, winning 10-2 and 5-4 on Saturday while losing 5-4 on Sunday.
Saturday's games
After trading leads with the Owls (18-17, 1-2) for the first four innings, the Mean Green (17-12, 5-3) separated itself with a seven run fifth inning in route to a win.”

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NT alumna earns opportunity with Houston Grand Opera
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“As Catherine Martin sat on the piano bench watching her mother sing, she never thought she would end up singing as a career.
Now, she has moved to the big stage.
Martin, an NT alumna who graduated with a bachelor's degree in vocal performance in December 2006, won second place in the Eleanor McCollum Opera Competition for Young Singers, which is sponsored by the Houston Grand Opera and was held on Feb.”

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Criminal justice students nab real-world experience
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“For three criminal justice students, interning with the justice system affects the lives of countless children as well as their own careers.
Working with minors
Criminal justice senior Clifton Wright has worked with abused and neglected children for more than three years.”

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Four art students showcase work in Southeast Texas exhibit
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“Four NT students were chosen to show their artwork in the "Rising Eyes of Texas," an annual art exhibit at the Rockport Center for the Arts.
Studio art senior Candace Downing, art history graduate student Betsy Williamson, studio art graduate student Angela Patterson and photography graduate student Jung Eun Lee were among 40 artists from 14 Texas universities featured in the exhibit.”

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Language department expands to meet growing needs
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“The NT language department has made significant changes in the past decade to meet growing demand and is focusing on helping students understand how to communicate better in those languages, professors said.
Students can now choose from 11 languages - including Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew and Portuguese - and have more technology to help master them.”

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South Lakes Park playground still has traces of arsenic
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“Ed Soph of the Jazz Studies faculty, along with Denton residents, is urging city officials to do more about the traces of arsenic found in wood at Eureka Playground - the only park equipment in Denton still containing contaminated wood.
Eureka Playground, in Denton's South Lakes Park on Hobson Road, was built in 1994 using wood treated with preservative chromate copper arsenate - before concerns became public.”

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Art club creates printmaking 'zine
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“From stop signs on Avenue C to the walls of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, forms of printmaking can be found in both the most obvious and unexpected places.
"Printmaking bridges art forms," said Adam Palmer, printmaking graduate student and vice president of the Printmaking Association of North Texas Students.”

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Activists weigh in on Iraq war, media
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“With a black banner reading "Occupation is Terrorism" waving in the background, Students for a Democratic Society and supporting organizations held a daylong demonstration Monday drawing attention to the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Philosophy sophomore and group member Mike Coleman said it is important to remind citizens that the war is still going on, even though "corporate media" has stopped talking about it.”

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Rayzor Ranch splits in two
by North Texas Daily

Mar 23, 2009
“The city council voted on March 10 to split the original development of Rayzor Ranch into two separate phases because of the economic recession.
The phasing of the development is meant to give Allegiance Development a buffer period to secure more businesses for the development.”

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First year head coach brings competitive spirit
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“The alarm clock sounds at 6 a.m. NT women's basketball head coach Shanice Stephens, a mother of three children, spends the beginning of her morning preparing the day for others. She'll say goodbye to her husband Garrett before taking the kids to school and daycare.”
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Spring break getaways in Texas
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“South Padre Island
With many students suffering from the recession, traveling within your state will help save money on expensive airline tickets by driving to this location. You get the beach scene for a cheaper price.
Cascade Cavern - Boerne
If you're looking to get away from the insane weather, this is a great place to go.”

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American tennis goes global
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“Two thirds of NT's tennis team came from abroad, following a trend around the country. The level of experience and skill these girls bring, paired with the ease and relatively inexpensive nature of recruiting them, indicates the trend will continue to grow.”
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Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush jailed for 3 years
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“BAGHDAD (AP) - A court convicted an Iraqi journalist of assault Thursday for hurling his shoes at George W. Bush and sentenced him to three years in prison, prompting an outburst from his family and calls for his release from Iraqis who consider him an icon for a nation decimated by war.”
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Obama: Economic crisis 'not as bad as we think'
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“WASHINGTON (AP) - Confronting misgivings, even in his own party, President Barack Obama mounted a stout defense of his blueprint to overhaul the economy Thursday, declaring the national crisis is "not as bad as we think" and his plans will speed recovery.
Challenged to provide encouragement as the nation's "confidence builder in chief," Obama said Americans shouldn't be whipsawed by bursts of either bad or good news and he was "highly optimistic" about the long term.”

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NT hosts animal training, behavior lectures
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“Birds, dogs and horses, oh my!
Students interested in animal training and behavioral analysis can attend The Great Minds Conference, hosted by the Organization for Reinforcement Contingencies with Animals, at 8:30 a.m. on March 20 in the Eagle Suite in the University Union.”

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The Slate: New releases this week
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“Movies out
"Punisher: War Zone" Julie Benz, Doug Hutchison
"Elegy" Penelope Cruz, Ben Kingsley
"Mr. Belvedere: Seasons One & Two"
"Zeta Project: Season 1"
"The Robe"
Music out
"The Script," by The Script
"Naked Willie," by Willie
Nelson
"Cut of Static," by Static-X
"Easy Come, Easy Go," by Marianne Faithfull
"Of Fungi and Foe," by Les Claypool
"Wavvves," by Wavves
"Industry Giant,"by Superdrag
"Love etc.”

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German police suspect chat room posts were faked
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“WINNENDEN, Germany (AP) - The psychological profile of a teenager who went on a shooting spree at his former school and killed 15 people began to take shape Thursday, as investigators described a withdrawn young man from an intact family who broke off psychiatric treatment for depression.”
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UN agencies: NKorea plans April satellite launch
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea told two U.N. agencies it plans to launch a communications satellite between April 4-8 - an unprecedented disclosure seen as trying to fend off international worries that it is really a test of long-range missile technology.”
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Officials: Ala. shooter depressed over failures
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“GENEVA, Ala. (AP) - In the days before he killed 10 people and himself in the worst massacre in Alabama history, Michael McLendon told a confidant he was unfulfilled and depressed by his failure to become a police officer or a Marine.
The 28-year-old weapons enthusiast and self-proclaimed survivalist joined the Marine Corps in 1999 but was discharged a month later for fraudulent enlistment.”

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Must-see films, shows, events
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“MUSIC
King Khan and the Shrines
Monday, Doors at 7:30
The Loft, Dallas
theloftdallas.com
Devo
Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Palladium Ballroom, Dallas
thepalladiumballroom.com
South by South Flesh featuring Wavves, Abe Vigoda
Sunday, 3 p.m.
The Lounge on Elm Street, Dallas
myspace.”

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Daily blogs from SXSW
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“I have an issue with folks saying December is the most wonderful time of the year. For me, it's the middle of March, when a slew of artists descends on Austin, Texas, for the annual South by Southwest festival; and for the first time, the Daily will have constant coverage of many of the city-wide goings on.”
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In theaters today...
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“By Kip Mooney
SCENE Editor
"Race to Witch Mountain"
Starring The Rock, AnnaSophia Robb, Alex Ludwig, Carla Gugino
Directed by Andy Fickman
I was a fan of The Rock until he started going the family-friendly route. This could be mildly entertaining, but it'll definitely fall short of anything resembling "magical.”

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Even the 'Watchmen' can't stop the Rock
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“Spring break is just around the corner and Hollywood plans to grab a hold of that extra free time with three new wide releases. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is arguably the most bankable wrestler-turned-actor ever, surpassing Hulk Hogan's success ("Suburban Commando," anyone?).”
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Trainer admits to injecting
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“NEW YORK (AP) - Brian McNamee says he injected Roger Clemens with drugs at the Yankee Stadium hot tub and that among the needles he gave government investigators was one he used to inject the pitcher in 2001, according to the Web site sportsimproper.com.
A federal grand jury in Washington, D.”

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NT baseball club stays competitive
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“NT lost its collegiate baseball program more than two decades ago, but there is a fix for those who eat, sleep and breathe baseball - the baseball club.
The NT baseball club is one of the longest standing of the university's club sports. The team is 6-5 this season in the Gulf Coast Conference.”

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Weekend plans all in one place
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“MUSIC
Sara Hickman
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Palace Arts Center, Grapevine
grapevinetexasusa.com
Devin the Dude, Uzoy,
Stick-Up Kids, Sober
Friday, 8 p.m.
The Lounge on Elm Street,
Dallas
myspace.com/theloun
geonelmst
James McMurtry
Friday, 9 p.m.
Granada Theater, Dallas
granadatheater.”

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Take folksy trip to 'Dearland'
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“By Graciela Razo
Junior Staff Writer
Elvis Perkins has grown into his musical skin with his second album, "Elvis Perkins in Dearland."
His debut 2007 release "Ash Wednesday" was a solid effort from a folk artist like Perkins, but this time around, he has learned to enthrall his listeners with the help of his backing band, taking his sound one step further with "Elvis Perkins in Dearland.”

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'Family' of volunteers helps at Denton fest
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“More than 50 volunteers - fans, bands and parents - will join forces this weekend to lend a hand at Denton's first NX35 Conferette.
Denton's arts community is "a big extended family," everyone just once-removed, volunteer coordinator Shannon Goleman said.”

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Lubbock band leads Denton music festival
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“Hailing from the flat, windy landscape of Lubbock emerges The Diamond Center, a band with a sound as stripped down and rugged as the West Texas plain itself.
The Diamond Center comes together to unveil a psychedelic, folksy sound carried by the sultry voice of Brandi Price, the band's guitarist, lead singer and tambourine player.”

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Shampoo company gets shower tunes
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“NT students swallowed their fear of the stage to perform in a shower singing competition on Thursday.
About 60 students took part in Garnier Fructis' Sing in the Shower Competition on the Library Mall. Students sang for one minute in front of a panel of judges and students, trying to win $500 and a one-year supply of Garnier Fructis hair care products.”

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Club helps others solve 'crimes'
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“Residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area looking to dust up fingerprints and look for clues to solve a crime can do so with the help of an NT club.
The NT Forensic Science Club is participating in CSI Family Day at noon on March 15 in Dallas' Sixth Floor Museum.”

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SGA lobbies Legislature on NT-related bills
by North Texas Daily

Mar 12, 2009
“AUSTIN - Student Government Association members convened in the capitol on Wednesday to lobby for, and against, several NT-related bills slated to be reviewed by the Texas Legislature, including ones that would approve freezing tuition, and building a new stadium and a Dallas law school.”
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Rising navy, assertiveness behind US-China flap
by North Texas Daily

Mar 11, 2009
“BEIJING (AP) - China's Defense Ministry has demanded that the U.S. Navy end surveillance missions off the country's southern coast following a weekend confrontation between an American vessel and Chinese ships.
In its first public comment on the Sunday episode, the ministry repeated earlier statements from the Foreign Ministry that the unarmed U.”

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Ala. gunman left list of those who wronged him
by North Texas Daily

Mar 11, 2009
“SAMSON, Ala. (AP) - The gunman who killed 10 people and committed suicide in a rampage across the Alabama countryside had struggled to keep a job and left behind lists of employers and co-workers he believed had wronged him, authorities said Wednesday.
The lists found in Michael McLendon's home included a metals plant that had forced him to resign years ago and where he ended up killing himself Tuesday to end the rampage, District Attorney Gary McAliley said.”

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Obama OKs $410B spending bill _ with earmarks
by North Texas Daily

Mar 11, 2009
“WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, sounding weary of criticism over federal earmarks, defended Congress' pet projects Wednesday as he signed an "imperfect" $410 billion measure with thousands of examples. But he said the spending does need tighter restraint and listed guidelines to do it.”
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SHOCK TALK!
by North Texas Daily

Mar 11, 2009
“Man claims hyena as pet
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C (AP). A South Carolina man has been cited for having a hyena in his backyard. The Myrtle Beach Sun News reported Wednesday that the year-old hyena named Bubbles has been moved to Alligator Adventure in North Myrtle Beach.”

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