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March 2, 2000
Volume 159, Number 6
Tarleton State Un iversity W |i e k l y
DAVEY'S STILL DEAD
Parker doesn't really care how
Newest title is for hard core
McCain attacks leaders of
BASEBALL AT HOME
Team to host Lone Star
St. Francis, IL
3 p.m. Ballow Field
STARS IN VEGAS
Dancers compete in national
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at local bar
By Natosha Hayes
On Sunday evening
leisure turned into alarm
at Bostock's Bar and
Bostock's, located at
1348 West Washington,
reported a bomb threat to
Stephenville Police at
approximately 8:19 p.m.
There was a small crowd
gathered at Bostock's
Sunday night to watch a
Federation match on pay-
According to the
Department report, an
"unknown subject phoned
in a bomb threat" at
approximately 8:16 p.m.
Strangely, even though
reported as an "unknown
subject," the police report
stated that the suspect was
a white female.
Comanche County is
now investigating this
All three suspects listed on football roster
Three arrests made in
student assault case
By Amanda Gilbreath
One former and two current football
players were arrested in conjunction with
the Feb. 9 aggravated assault of another
student outside Bostock's bar. Former
football player Lonnie jones, Jr., 21, and
current player Torrie S. Simmons, 24, were
arrested Feb. 23. Another current player,
22-year-old Derek L. Grimes, was arrested
Tuesday, according to the Stephenville
Police reports state that the victim, a 19-
year-old male, suffered a broken jaw and
several cuts. He was transported to Harris
Methodist Hospital — Erath County.
"The investigation is ongoing," said Lt.
Richard Pringle of Stephenville Police
Dept. Criminal Investigation Division.
Sources at the Erath County Jail con-
firmed that all three suspects have made
bond and been released. Pringle said that
at this time, the District Attorney has not
According to the 1999 roster, all three
men were participants in Tarle ton's foot-
ball program. Head football coach Todd
Whitten said that in his understanding of
University athletic policy, any student ath-
lete arrested of a felony is suspended until
the facts of the case are determined by the
appropriate University athletic adminis-
Whitten confirmed that Simmons is cur-
rently practicing with the team. Grimes is
also currently in the program, but has not
been practicing for unspecified reasons,
Whitten said. Jones did not return to the
program this spring due to an unrelated
Whitten noted that he'has not received a
police report on the incident and that he
has had no contact with the Stephenville
"Ivfy understanding was that the charges
have been dropped [against Simmons],"
Whitten said. "Whatever information I
have satisfies my concern that he should
I Assault See Page 8
(a) A person commits an offense if ■
the person commits assault as
defined in Section 22.01 and the per-
(1) causes serious bodily injury to
another, including the person's
(2) uses or. exhibits a deadly weapon
during the commission of the
Second degree felony punishment
(a) An individual adjudged guilty of
a felony of the second degree shall
be punished by imprisonment in the
institutional division for any term of
not more than 20 years or less
than 2 years.
(b) In addition to imprisonment, an
individual adjudged guilty of a
felony of the second degree may be
punished by A fine not to exceed
Online evaluations causing concern
By Caleb Chapman
By spring 2001, the Student Government
Association Academic Affairs Committee
hopes to have in place Teacher Online
Evaluations (TOLE). TOLE would allow stu-
dents to view what other students thought of
a teacher's performance.
TOLE would be accessed through the
Tarleton website. There would be links by
course and professor name. Only Tarleton
students would be allowed to view the evalu-
ations. A name and password would be
Elvis Moya, Academic Affairs Chairman
said this about TOLE:
"We're not looking to publish every ques-
tion that is on the evaluation form, but ques-
tions that will give students an opportunity to
view how other university students viewed
Written comments made on the evaluation
forms will not be published on the. Internet
site. The professors themselves will only view
One of the main fears that Linda Duncan,
Faculty Senate President, has about TOLE is
that it may make adversaries out of the teach-
ers and the students.
"It could cause students and faculty to turn
against each other," Duncan said.
She is also concerned that it could deeply
affect the teachers as individuals, "This kind
of thing evaluates a persons professional com-
petency and becomes personal to professors."
Duncan says that she is neutral on the sub-
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The above is an example of whatTarleton's online teacher evaluations might someday look like.
Sex really matters in presentation
By Blair Ponder
catalog, Playboy and Playgirl are just some of the sources he mentioned
where youth get information.
"Maga'zines are so popular because we have a natural desire to learn
more about sex," he said to the ever increasing crowd.
Friedman said tactics such as the venereal disease film children see
around the sixth grade, showing genitalia rotting away, leave youth con-
fused and ignorant.
Sex was discussed in candid detail during a presentation titled Sex
Matters: Insights and Outbursts on Love, Sex and Dating last week in the
Jay Friedman, certified sex educator, provided an open discuss on
consider to be some "J want to turn everyone in here into a sexpert
°ibotmsubiecsts ms°x! - someone who is always willing to learn ana talk
more about sex."
condoms and mas
Using slides and video clips, Friedman presented an hour long presen-
tation that culminated with an extended question and answer session.
"I want to turn everyone in here into a sexpert - someone who is
always willing to learn and talk more about sex," Friedman said. "Sex
is fun to talk about because all of us are sexual beings."
Friedman told the large crowd of students that the problems with sex
in America have come about because youth do not get good information
about the subject when they are growing up, so they are raised to think
it is bad or filthy.
Most people are given wrong information regarding1 sex because
youth can not talk openly about sex with their parents or their partners.
Friedman added that because of these inabilities to discuss sex, children
are forced to use various sources for their information.
National Geographic, the Sears catalog lingerie ads, Victoria's Secret
People learn more
when they are chal-
lenged by new and
different ideas and
are willing to dis-
cuss them openly
with others, he added.
"Guys can talk sex, however not very intellectually," he said as he fin-
ished showing a clip from the first "Wayne's World" movie. By using
baseball analogies and locker room talk, males, and females, put added
pressure on each other to become sexually active, Friedman said.
The pressures of homophobia, the fear of being perceived as gay, have
caused many American males to, become sexually active earlier,
Friedman said. The average age for a male to have their first intercourse
experience is 15.8 years old, while females are 16.3 years old, he added.
"Adults should talk to children about sex," he said. "Hopefully, we can
be a generation that talks about sex" instead of giving erroneous or igno-
Sex See Page 8
Special to The J-TAC
Low water levels at
Proctor Lake have present-
ed an.excellent opportuni-
ty for students and other
community members to
become active at a recre-
ational srea they have all
used.1 • ' -
The Student Wildlife
Society has organized a
Proctor Lake Clean Up on
March 25 to remove the
aluminum cans, bottles
and various other trash
that has accumulated
along the shoreline.
Students are desperately
needed to make this a suc-
Tarleton students and
organizations are encour-
aged to meet at 8 a.m. at
the Copperas Creek Day
Use Area to help keep
Proctor Lake a clean place
for our outdoor activities.
The clean up will be
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you
can only make it for part of
the day please feel free to
show up when you can
A sign-up table will be
set up by the Library on
March 20 and 23rd from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. Other perti-
nent information will be
available at that time.
Dr. Pepper Bottling
Company will provide
drinks for every one and
the U.S. Corps of
Engineers at Proctor Lake
will supply the trash bags.
bring clothes, shoes that
you won't mind getting
muddy or wet, gloves if
you have them, a sack
lunch, sunscreen and a hat.
If you or your organiza-
tion would like more infor-
mation on the Proctor Lake
Clean Up sponsored by the
Student Wildlife Society,
please feel free to contact
Student Wildlife Society
President Dave Carter at
918-5634 or Student
Wildlife Society Vice-
President Brandon Mobley
at either 968-9932 or 918-
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