North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 88, No. 98, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 1, 2004 Page: 1 of 14
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Volume 88, Issue 98
About 200 Clark Hall resi-
dents gathered Tuesday night
to have their questions regard-
ing fallout from the March 6
fire answered in Maple Cafe.
The session was sponsored
by the Clark Hall Association.
Central Housing, Blackman
Mooring and Gunns Restora-
tion answered questions that
had been written down by
students who attended. Resi-
dent questions dealt with re-
imbursement for spoiled food
and when clothes would be
returned to the students.
"We started returning on
Tuesday evening/' said Katy
Burch, owner of Gunns Res-
toration. "It was about spac-
ing and getting what we have
out and getting more in. It did
take longer than we antici-
pated, and we are sorry. We
know you are frustrated, but
it is getting better and better."
Students objected to Gunns
removing clothing from their
However, Burch said of the
smoke on clothing, "It's not
healthy to breathe that or have
it on you."
Duane Roberts, director of
See CLARK, Page 7
Pursuing an internship
could possibly be intimidating
for students because for them
it means stepping out of the
college element and into the
"real world." However, the
Program is helping to bridge
the chasm between the two
"While it's students respon-
sibility to secure an internship,
we work with them to try to
help them locate entrepreneurs
who may be willing to take
them aboard and help show
them their entrepreneurial ex-
periences," said Eileen Resnik,
organizer of the Entrepreneur-
ship Internship Program and
Director of the Murphy Enter-
In addition to experience,
students also are paid by their
employer, earn credit hours
and receive a $500 scholarship
at the end of their internship
from the Murphy Enterprise
Center, which is funded by the
Kauffman Foundation. They
receive about 70 applications
for the program every semes-
ter, and only 18 students will
be selected to go through it
over the whole year. This is the
See INTERN, Page 4
roup discusses peace plausibility
The Committee for International Peace
held "Peace in our Lifetime? The Big
Fight," a roundtable discussion on war
and how to obtain lasting peace at 2 p.m.
The small group gathered in the Uni-
versity Union's One O'Clock Lounge to
engage themselves with a panel of activ-
ists, professors, former city council mem-
bers and Amnesty International repre-
sentatives. The group of six maintained
discussion while accepting questions and
comments from the audience.
Dawson Tunnell from Peace Action
Denton emphasized the importance of
voting and being engaged in society and
Dr. Steven Poe, the founder of NT's
Peace Studies Program, spoke about
Americans' ignorance to other countries
and their way of living.
"Simply by being an American, most of
us have won the lottery of life," Poe said.
"We have this attitude of out of sight, out
Linnie McAdams, a former Denton City
Council member, stressed the importance
of educating individuals on other cultures,
politics and current events.
"The single largest impediment to peace
is Americans are lazy," she said. "We don't
want to take the time to be aware."
Corey Clark from Amnesty Interna-
tional touched on human rights and how
America needs to stop purchasing goods
See PEACE, Page 4
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Members of the Committee for International Peace discuss war, peace
Youn: conservatives hold protest
against including gays in marriage
There they were, beneath the white
wedding altar, with eyes locked and
minds set on marriage, a man and a
dog forever bound together by Chris
Traister, Richardson sophomore,
during a mock wedding.
On Wednesday the Young Con-
servatives of Texas held a "Big Fat
Obnoxious Wedding" addressing
the diminishing sanctity of marriage,
Not only did a dog marry a stu-
dent during the protest but a student
and a poster of Ronald Reagan were
What started as a discussion on
the rights of homosexuals led to
heated debates on topics such as po-
lygamy and incest.
As students stopped by the infor-
mation table, the group focused on
gay marriage as a topic for discus-
Young Conservatives of Texas
member Tanar Dial, Richardson
sophomore, said that the purpose of
the event is to get people talking.
"Conservative ideas and voices
are hidden on campus. We are here
to let those voices be heard," Dial
A sign next to the wedding altar
and information booth read "Save
Marriage: 1 Man 1 Woman."
The group focused on the sanctity
of marriage and how homosexual
marriages bring on interpretations of
the idea of marriage that take away
from the importance of the union.
"We hope to tell people that the
See PROTEST, Page 13
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Christopher Brown, Fort Worth sophomore, married his dog Tyson.
Christopher Traister, Richardson sophomore, acted as minister.
"If we start undefining
marriage, people will start
marrying anything that
- Chris Traister
Young Conservatives of Texas
"They are extremely
unfounded in the
premise that only a man
and a woman can be
- Rita Patton
Round Rock senior
despite years of
While over half of America's marriages
end in divorce, Diana Bracken and Eliza-
beth Gustwick, partners of 17 years, say
they strive towards maintaining their suc-
cessful relationship on a daily basis.
The Ally Program, along with the
Women's Center and the Gay and Les-
bian Association of Denton, sponsored a
Lavender Luncheon Wednesday featur-
ing Bracken and Gustwick discussing the
topic of homosexual unions and how to
sustain a healthy, lasting relationship.
"The visible aspect of our community
is not focused on couples," said Gustwick,
who works as a paralegal. "Our goal is to
let people know that it can work."
The women hinged their advice on
experience, and all of the information
showed applicable concepts to heterosex-
ual relationships. They listed four corner-
stones to keeping a relationship alive.
First, Gustwick spoke about the im-
portance of communication and how she
and Bracken had to learn to relate to each
"We had to learn how to fight," Gust-
wick said. "We had to take a step back
and learn to communicate feelings with-
See RELATIONSHIPS, Page 4
SGA approves unding or group s reb site
The Student Government Association
approved funding for an upgrade to the
organization's Web site after attendance is-
sues halted the meeting for more than 20
minutes Wednesday night.
The meeting, which was poorly attended
by the senators to start with, lost it's quo-
rum at 8:15 p.m. when two senators left the
meeting and it was realized that the SGA
did not have enough members to vote on
any pieces of legislation.
The SGA requires that 13 senators be in
attendance to have a quorum. The SGA cur-
rently has 25 active senators.
President Troy Griffis recessed the meet-
ing until SGA members could locate two
This is the first time this year that the
SGA has failed to meet a quorum.
"How can we not keep a quorum, this is
an official government body," said senator
The meeting was called back to order
at 8:35 upon the arrival of two additional
senators, and the SGA went forward with a
measure that would fund the rebuilding of
their Web site.
The SGA previously took bids from lo-
cal Web site development companies and
has settled with the Center for Media Pro-
ductions here at NT. The group, which de-
signed the university's Web site, quoted the
SGA a price of $3,000 to upgrade the 375-
SGA members feel that the site is neces-
sary to better serve the campus.
"How can we
not keep a
This is an
- Clint Peterson
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