The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 03, 2003, Image 2

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Texas A&M University Pre-Law Society We are hosting a forum featuring Aggie law students on Tuesday, November 4. Please join us at 7 p.m. in Koldus HO to hear these current law students tell about their law school experience. The Pre-Law Society hopes to see you on Tuesday! WHERE THERE'S HURT THERE'S HOPE POST ABORTION PEER COUNSELING ♦ Peer Grief Counseling ♦ Help for Symptoms of Abortion Trauma ♦ 10-week Recovery Program ♦ Emotional & Spiritual Support ♦ Free & Confidential cMofie Pnecf*taHC4f GenteM, Call and ask for the PACE (Post Abortion Counseling & Education) Director. 695-9193 205 Brentwood • College Station Greene. 3“ ©yes Ima Sip: “My doctor said I need to | take my contact lenses off every night, but I always cheat.” ** Student Specials ** Most insurance accepted ♦* Scott and White Provider *♦ Free LASIK consults Ag E. Fann: “My doctor said with the latest technology I can sleep in my lenses for up to one month.” Once Again: Aggies Know Best Mttlhtw T. Gretot, O.D. TAMU ‘94 Searching for Stability? A Career? A Future? Your search is over! Universal Computer Systems, Inc. Open House Saturday, November 8, 2003 10:00am - 1:00pm 6700 Hollister Houston, TX Representatives will be available to discuss current opportunities. Resumes are recommended. This is a come-and-go event and refreshments will be provided. Rentsys ucs (KeyTrak 1-800-883-3031 Ad#l119 Non-tobacco users only. EOE. GOT A TICKET? INSURANCE RATES TOO HIGH? DON'T WANT TO SPEND ALL DAV IN A DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS? TAKE HOME DEFENSIVE DRIVING AVAILABLE AT PARTICIPATING STORES ON VMS OR DVD. OR TRY OUR NEW ONLINE COURSE ATWWW.TAKEH0ME.COM JUST THINK: state approved defensive driving, TAKEN IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME. STOP BY YOUR LOCAL BLOCK BUSTER VIDEO STORE OR VISIT US TODAY ON THE WEB: DEFENSIVE DRIVING Monday, November 3, 2003 THE BATTALIO! FI5H t 3usr Completely] -roNEb OUT WHILE x UMS DR\V|/V6 ! I'At a Horrible Driyfri/ X'a^ Not Eveai SURE How Loaj6 1 UMSNT P/IYWO ATTENTION f X only ASSUME x drove Safe iy Because XM STill cw The RoAD.' 3/ KmilNA NEWS IN BRIEF I'At Sure it luas only a f EIaJ SECo/VDS You're probably OVERREACTIa/G > Dent gets 8 years noise f potumon B5J JOSH DAFUJlfl Dtp ANVOfVe PUW PkaNKS on 05 tok HAaouieeN? was the House eeeM to iter You'p BETTCR CoMe TO The UHNDOLO ANP Look. Crci-zy ^lou^e Oops) It’s four. Time to pick up leaning! Jim Dent, author of Junction Boys,” was sentencf: to eight years in prism Thursday for repeatedly viofe ing probation resulting froi drunken driving conviction, Dent was arrested in 199 Brazos County for lei drunken driving and was se;. tenced to 10 years In March 2002, Dent v® pulled over in Oklahoma City tr suspicion of drunken di Earlier that day, he had released from the Brazos Cour: Jail after serving 40 days as requirement of his probation. Dent violated his probat when he failed to report the ans to probation officers in County and didn't i Oklahoma City to face the chare Months later, officers apprs- hended Dent in Arkansas. When his bail was reduced!: $5,000, Dent fled again He was arrested i Vegas on June 12 after be': pulled over on suspicion drunken driving. Assistant District AttorneyJ<i Cranberry said Dent shot: disrespect toward the system and received a prop- punishment, as reported byfe Bryan-College Station Spirit Continued from pagel Mekel Harris. “One of them: things that we try to do at Anderson is to help kids under stand that there is life BY: M/Mr U0YP OON'T WOQCY, PAPCNT5 VOUff UTTLe WeSHMAN 15 5A« THIS VtAP WITH. wrm it vouu. ALWAYS 66 T TH6 ...ANO AT TH6 END 06 TH6 4 YEAPS THEY WIX MAKE IT ALL SEEM WOPTH IT. cancer, so opportunities I allow them to see that football, there’s college. Ilwasi wonderful opportunity appreciate it — they w nitely remember these guys,” Chris Hickman, Phi Delta vice president, saidfraler nity members plan to touch with M.D. Anderson ai visit the children in the spring, “We are going to take a the proceeds from ‘Share Spirit’ and we’re going to donas them for gifts,” Hickman said, Memorial Continued from page 1 country of China,” Shemwell said. The stones will be placed in a 65-foot foundation to ensure stability, Shemwell said. The Bonfire Memorial design consists of a large ring containing 12 portals to com memorate each of the Aggies who were killed in the Bonfire collapse. The memorial, which will cost an esti mated $5 million, involves four different contracts, said David Godbey, assistant director of the physical plant. Each is a major piece of the memorial project. The architectural engineering design contract, as well as the bronzing contract, are with Overland Partners, Inc. from San Antonio. “It is a huge privilege to be involved with this and work for a place that means so much,” said Shemwell, Class of 1982. Overland Partners will bronze the door ways and work closely with the families of the 12 students killed in the Bonfire col lapse, Shemwell said. The families have the opportunity to help personalize each door way by providing information and pictures of the students. The other contracts include one to pre pare the stone and one general construction contract with Madison Construction in Bryan. Godbey said the general construc tion contract will also focus on building the visitor center, which will be a covered area where visitors can go for shade. It will be equipped with a lightning protection system and will include bathrooms. Construction of the Bonfire Memorial is not expected to hinder traffic, said Martha Raney, administrative assistant in the Bonfire Memorial office. “The Polo Fields are so large,” she said. “1 don’t imagine that there would be any long term traffic problems.” She said parking lot 51, the yellow 1« near the Polo Fields, will be extendedlf create more space for future visitors Raney said the memorial’s outer ring, also known as the Spirit I will be composed of 27 granite blocks Though the Bonfire Memorial is ex ed to be finished by Nov. 18, 2004. the anniversary of the Bonfire Shemwell said he hopes construction complete before then. “We need to allow time for the landscap to mature,” he said. “That would requirellfi construction to be complete months tefei November.” Since the project is so detailed involves so many people, Shemwell si will continue be a great experience for hi® “I feel like the effort is not unlike effort for Bonfire,” he said. “If we dii have all these people, we wouldn’t be aH to do it.” Crash Continued from page 1 L. Paul Bremer, the head of the occupation in Iraq, repeated demands that Syria and Iran pre vent fighters from crossing their borders into Iraq. “They could do a much bet ter job of helping us seal that border and keeping terrorist out of Iraq,” he told CNN. The “enemies of freedom” in Iraq “are using more sophisticated techniques to attack our forces.” U.S. officials have been warning of the danger of shoul der-fired missiles, thousands of which are now scattered from Saddam’s arsenals, and such missiles are believed to have downed two U.S. copters since May 1. Those two crashes — of smaller helicopters — wounded only one American. The loaded-down Chinook was a dramatic new target. The insurgents have been steadily advancing in their weaponry, first using homemade roadside bombs, then rocket-fired grenades in ambushes on American patrols, and vehicles stuffed with explosives and det onated by suicide attackers. In the fields south of Fallujah, some villagers proudly showed off blackened pieces of the Chinook’s wreckage to arriving reporters. Though a few villagers tried to help, many celebrated word of the helicopter downing, as well as a fresh attack on U.S. soldiers in Fallujah itself. Two American civilians working under contract for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were killed and one was injured in the explosion of a roadside bomb, the military said. “This was a new lesson from the resistance, a lesson to the greedy aggressors,” one Fallujah resident, who would not give his name, said of the helicopter downing. “Th( never be safe until they get of our country,” he said of Americans. The downed copter was of two Chinooks flying oi formation from an air bas Habbaniyah, about 10 miles from the crash site, carryin! troops to Baghdad on route fe rest and recreation — R&F The missiles seemed to been fired from a palm | about 500 yards away, 1 Ali, 21, said. At least oneh Chinook, which came down ins field in the farming village Hasai, a few miles si Fallujah, witnesses said. Reed Arena November 19, 2003 9:00 pm-l:00 am Black Tie Optional Pick up your FREE ticket Nov. 3-15 At the MSC and Reed Arena Box Offices *AII A&M students are invited* THE BATTALION Sommer Hamilton, Elizabedi Webb, Managing Editor Sarah Szuminski, Metro Editor Kim Katopodis, Aggielife Editor Jenelle Wilson, Opinion Editor True Brown, Sports Editor Dallas Shipp, Sports Editor Editor in Chief George Deutsch, Sci|Tech Editor Micala Proesch, Copy Chief Ruben DeLuna, Graphics Editor John Livas, Photo Editor Kendra Kingsley , Radio Producer Jason Ritterbusch, Webmaster THE BATTALION (ISSN #1055-4726) is published daily, Monday through Friday duringttii fall and spring semesters and Monday through Thursday during the summer session (except University holidays and exam periods) at Texas A&M University. Periodicals Postagi Paid at College Station, TX 77840. 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