The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 157, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 11, 1999 Page: 1 of 8
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Thou shaft not covet
thy. neighbor's parking space.
Love is in the air.
Volume 157, No* £
Chicken honored with
Tarleton State University
A Member of The Texas A&M University System
How to get college
credit for a vacation.
Tarleton's. Students: Know
Alumni Ambassadors Big
Switch registration from 8
a.m.-noon in the Library.
Workshops from 3:30-5 p.m.
in the Counseling Center.
Los Tejanos Valentine's Raffle
Tau Beta Sigma Valentine's
Basket Raffle starts campus-
Sigma Alpha Raffle for
Valentine's Day starts cam-
TTH@4 at 4 p.m. in the SDC,
TexAns vs. Texas A&M at 6
p.m. in Wisdom Gym.
Orientation adviser applica-
tions due in the Office of
Student Activities by 5 p.m.
Summer Camp Job Fair from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the SDC
TexAnns vs. Texas A&M
Kingsville at 6 p.m. in
Happy Valentine's Day
Dash for Dollars Gameshow
at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts
Last day to submit work to
Foreign Language Club to
discuss the "Backpackers'
Forum: How to Travel Cheap
at 4 p.m.in Humanities 105.
TTH@4 in the SDC, Room
219 at 4 p.m.
Personal Growth Group from
5:30-7 p,m. in the SDC, Room
PHS Brown Bag Lunch at
noon in the library
Grief & Loss Group at 3 p.m.
in the SDC, Room 212.
"You Don't Know Black,"
sponsored by CLASZ at 7
p.m. in the SIX! Gamcroom.
Qn the corner of Lillian and
Vanderbilt the ground break-
ing ceremony for the new sci-
ence building will take place
at 11 a.m.
By Brent Sutherland
Situations that involve the law will always arise on the Tarleton
Tarleton has its own policies that complijnent that of the city's
and the university's police department to both protect and disci-
pline students. However, with the size of the campus, it is Only a
matter of time until one of its 990 on-campus residents venture
into the city of Stephenville, Erath County is broken into three
basic areas when it comes to law enforcement: the county sheriffs,
the city police and the campus police departments.
The portion of the county outside the Stephenville city limits is
generally covered by the sheriff's department, while the city
police department covers within the city limits. This leaves the
university to its own police department.
However, these institutions are not limited only to matters in
their respective territories.
Matters will sometimes cross these general boundaries. District
Attorney John Terrell and Campus Police Chief Robert Hooper
both felt that the relationship between the departments was very
functional in assisting each other. Criminal proceedings are han-
dled by the district attorney, while misdemeanor offenses are han-
dled by the county attorney. In the event of a very serious matter,
a grand jury can be called when normally the grand jury for Erath
county meets only once a month.
The Tarleton department can act as its own entity. Of course,
they enforce traffic violations, but they also have the ability to do
their own investigations and make full arrests. Tarleton does not
have its own holding facility, so arrests are taken to the city facili-
ty. Some university policies mirror state laws.
Tarleton, under the direction of the dean of students, can do its
own investigations on violations in its policies. Tarleton's stan-
dard for the-burden of proof is the preponderance of evidence
which means that, unlike criminal cases where the burden of
proof is beyond a reasonable doubt, guilt or innocence is decided
by which version of the events seemed more likely happen.
University investigations can run concurrently with state investi-
Disciplinary action can be taken by the university even if the
state investigation does not prosecute and, of course, can proceed
without a state investigation.
Complaints in the university can be filed by a student or an
officer of the university. In the Student Rights and Obligations
section of the Student handbook it states that, "The Vice President
for Student Services may take immediate interim disciplinary
action when he/she believes that the presence of a student on
campus poses a continuing danger to persons or property or pre-
sents a threat to disrupting the academic process."
Students are responsible for their actions and, in some
instances, may be help accountable in two areas. Being familiar
with student codes should be viewed as an asset.
Students need to know their rights but also need to remember
Hey, Oscar P.
Photo at Tom Piedch
Sharp, freshman accounting major, arid Kristie Havlak, senior k$. studies major,
complete the finishing touches on the Oscar P.
Could we be tax free?
Request sent out to Governor Bush
for social security tax exemptions
By Laura Rankin
This is the time of year when our thoughts and poxket books turn towards taxes. Texas is one of
the few states in the nation where students are required to pay social security taxes. This may be
about to change.
The state of Texas will soon have the opportunity to challenge this situation.
Tarleton President Dennis McCabe, along with numerous other university presidents across Texas,
sent a letter to Governor George Bush a few months ago.
McCabe requested that Bush be aware of Tarleton's desire to have students be exempt from social
Bush then contacted the Texas Employees Retirement System.
Bush and the majority of Texas university officials support exempting students. The state of Texas
has been given a window of opportunity from Jan. 1 to March 31 to examine this issue and contact
the Internal Revenue service.
If something is not done during this time frame, Texas will no longer have the chance to change
this policy. Jerry Graham, Tarleton's vice presidnet of finance and administration, was very positive
aobut hte potential changes.
"This would free up money oncampus that could be used to hire more student employees," he
On March 31, we will know whether or not the state has pursued the option to exempt students
from social security.
Schindler's List survivor shares
story of his life after Holocaust
By Christi Rodriguez
The Clyde H. Wells Auditorium was packed
with young and old last Wednesday night to
hear Zev Kedem, a Schindler's list survivor, tell
his inspirational story of how he celebrates life
after surviving the Holocaust.
Many students from Stephenville High
School, and Tarleton admitted that it was offered
as extra credit or required ip certain classes that
they hear Zev's story.
Although it did not matter why you were
there as long as you were there, his story was
educational and interesting.
Kedem brought an eight year old little girl on
stage so that the audience could identify with
how young he was when he was first subjected
to the torture of concentration camps.
Kedem did not illuminate the torture of his
life experiences, but spoke more about the joy he
has found as he has raised above what he has
endured, and found meaning, and a purpose in
He believes that the more he tells his story, the
more people will become aware of the terrible
effects of prejudice.
Kedem said he believes that he is helping pre-
vent another atrocity such as the Holocaust.
He has led an extremely accomplished life,
and said he believes "if you strive to make a pos-
itive difference in the world around you than
you have found meaning in your life."
After he spoke Kedem spent thirty minutes
answering questions from the inquisitive audi-
ence. Audience members were curious about
things such as whether Kedem thought some-
thing as terrible as the Holocaust could occur
again, and how he felt about the German race
A young boy even asked if he could see the
serial number tattoo that the Nazi's gave Jews,
such as Kedem in the concentration camps dur-
ing the Holocaust.
Kedem invited the boy on stage to reveal his
tattoo to him and the crowd.
Photo tr Michael Smiley
Zev Kedem spoke of his experiences during the Holocaust.
Charges filed in sexual assault case
Charges have been filed on the recent sexual
assault reported by an 18-year-old Tarleton stu-
dent on Jan. 24, Erath County District Attorney
John Terrell will recommend the case to the
grand jury on Feb. 16.
The grand jury will either decide to indict the
suspect or to drop the charges. If the grand jury
indicts, an arrest warrant will be issued.
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