The J-TAC (Stephenville, Tex.), Vol. 172, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 28, 2006 Page: 1 of 12
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TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY, STEPHENVILLE
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SEPTEMBER 28, 2006
VOLUME 172, NO. 6
set to increase next year
By ERIK WALSH
Associate Managing Editor
'' 'The amount's tudents, faculty and staff will pay for paifc
ing fines is to be increased, according to a proposal by the
University Police Department (UPD) Advisory
The proposed changes would in effect practically
double the amount that is collected from park-
ing fines, according to a memorandum sent from
•Cythia Carter, Chair UPD Advisory Committee. *
The recommendation included a starting dafe
of Jan. 1,2007.
Texan Rider, and member of the SGA, Shane Henry, "ex-
plained why the fines might be increased. }
details on fine
idea is to decrease the amdunt of parking fines and viola-
The money collected front parking fines go to scholar-
ships, primarily athletics scholarships.,
Tarleton collects fines for ,13 different parking violations
at Tarleton. 12 of the 13 will be doubled, but the
$100 fine for parking in a;handicap space will not
be changed, ;■ •
The UPD Advisory Committee met last June
to discuss the amount of Tarleton's parking fines.
Robert Hooper, Chief of Police, presented to the
, Committee a spreadsheet comparing Tarleton's
parking fines With nine other universities.
Despite claims from Chief Robert Hooper that fines at.
Tarleton are less than that of other universities, the spread-
They want to deter students from parking on campus, sheet shows Cornell University, located in'New York, actually
where they are not supposed to/' Henry, said, 'The Whole has lower overall fines than Tarleton; .
Student charged with theft
of Centennial Hall master key
By ASHLEY CAGLE
Anthony Lalumia was ar-
rested Sept.19, 2006 in Cen-
tennial Hall. The student was
under investigation for the al-
leged theft of a sub-ramp key
when police arrested him for
outstanding warrants with
the Dallas Sheriff's Office.
According to Elizabeth
Wallace, Director of Housing,
Lalumia allegedly went Jnto
,the office and took three keys
wh^.n staff was riot present.
A student reported to
a Resident Assists
rth"at he thought someone was
coming into his ■ room. He
thought the intruder was us-,
iftg a credit card'to break open,
the lock. The Housing Main-
tenance Department began to
investigate by checking to see
See KEY, Page 9
Lydia Ward/The J-TAC
Centennial Hall, one of the most modern of oji-campus dormitories/ was the subject of a
serious key theft. The key gave the assailant access to all rooms within the complex.
}■ Johqathon Parker/The J-TAC
Criminal Justice major, John O' Haugherty, a university sanc-
tioned ticket vendor, tags a vehicle in violation of parking rules.
Department to help give students
an edge after graduation
By GASTON McDORMAN
, Tarleton State University students who want to work in the
media or press can now major in communications with an em-
phasis in journalism. Dr. ("Iharles Howard helped communica-
tions become its owii department this fall. '
: Professor Dan Malone,who has worked for the Dallas Morn-
ing News, was brought in to help teach classes this fall. Along
' with Maloiie, Dr. I Jovvard:has been working on bringing in other
media professionals to help bring the process, more up to speed.
According tp Jvlalone, the Tarleton staff is also working on
^ orc?e5to aUow stu"
dents internships arid jobs after graduating.
Along with th^ new. teachers being brought in, there is the
need for more classes to help satisfy an emphasis in journalism,
"The university will be offering feature writing and advanced
reporting courses in the spring/7 Malone said. / ; ;
. . According to Howard, the faculty is working hard to build-
ing a department-that can really-give students an advantage,
"We're, striving tq build the best small journalism program
of its size anywhere," says Malone. "We want to equip students,
with reporting, writing, and production skills needed to work in
any newsroom/' , 1 • \
Texas cracking down on DWI violations
> ■ O V
By ASHLEY CAGLE
Safety experts report that one iri every five Americans
will be involved in an alcohol-related crash, at some time
in their lives- An effective way of stopping this problem is
through law enforcement. That is just what Texas is doing,
cracking down oh DWI's.
The National'Highway Traffic Safety Administration cre-
ated Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. This is a
national crackdown campaign to enhance
enforcement and raise visibility with paid
advertising. This campaign supports high-
visibility enforcement efforts at'high-risk
time$ across the country throughout the
"Few Crimes touch as many lives in a
negative-way as the crime of Drunk Driv-
ing," Tarletoh State University's Police
Chief Robert Hooper said. The police de-
partment handles numerous D.W.I, and
D.U.I. cases on or near campus annually.
"Because of the seriousness of these offenses, I believe in the
necessity of prosecuting these offenders to the fullest extent
of the law and encourage my officers to participate in .vari-
ous targeted programs to remove these offenders from our
-public roads/' *
■ / According to the Texas Department of Transportation,
^bjneone is hurt or killed in an alcohol-related crash every
' minutes and drunk driving claims five lives everyday!
Drunken driving crimes occur mpre often than any oth-
er crime! TXDOT claims that Texas is among the national
leaders when it comes to traffic deaths that involve alcohol.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminis-
tration, 1,642 Texas motorists were killed in alcohol related
Crashes in 2004.
The Department of Public Safety also reported that a.to-
;) tal of 98,349 arrests were made for drunk
driving in Texas in 2004.
The legal limit for intoxication in
Texas is .08 blood or breath alcohol con-
centration. Texas has a zero tolerance law.
For anyone who is under 21, it is illegal to
drive with any amount of alcohol detect-
If a law enforcement officer stops
you and asks you to take a blood or breath
test to measure the amount of alcohol that
,. is in your system, it is best to comply. If
you refuse, you are subject to an automatic 180-day driver's
license suspension. For a first offense, there is a fine up to
$2,000, ,72 hours to 180 days iri jail and a driver's license sus-
pension for 90 days to one year. For the second offense, there
is a fine up to $4,000, 30 days to one year in jail and a driver's
A total of98,349 drank driv-
ing arrests were made in
Texas in 2004, Of these, 303
were between 9 and 16 years
old were arrested for drink-
ing and driving,
- Texas Department of
Entertainment'' 5 -
. Qampus'Life . 6-8
■ Sports 11-12
Local eateries, Sonic
and Tumbleweed BBQ
reviewed Page 4
Allegations of a sexual assault
investigation, still proceeding
See Page 8
Study Abroad, A fresh way
of getting through college.
Fpr story see Page 7
Fall T.V. premiers
The best.shows on the net-
works this fall .
Source: Crown Point Fire Services W*£> site
According to data published by the the DWI (Priving-'
while Intoxicated) web site, alcohol-related accidents
claim five lives everyday.
license suspension for 180 days to 2 years. The third offense
has up to & $10^000 fine, two to ten years in the penitentiary,
and a driver's license suspension for 180 days to 2 years.
The Department of Public Safety reported that 303 ' ^
Seb DWI, Page 9
Volleyball loses to Texas
The TexAnns lose to Denton team ■
in three straight sets
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Football drops third straight
Te^ns fall to Texas A&M Qom~
merce, drop to 0-3.
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