The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 20, 2003, Image 4

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4A AGGIELIfl 3rd Annual Texas A&M University SYMPOSIUM AN EVENING OF DIALOGUE Dr. Karan Watson Modtnior Dean uf t-acultm 4 AoucUtc Prowfl.TAMU Hector Gutierrez, Jr. ’69 (nmulUM Mauapng Dimtur Change 4 ConmnnKatioa HILLCf) I’artnm, Hoard of three ton. The Aixxuoou ol' hnnn Studnm Dr. Frances Kendall Dr. James Anderson Cynthia Rocha Via Prettdent and Dmxtm nf Unvnitt. Aaocuie Pnxuw for U-fB Spnialinog in bum IratmmonaJ Asacunoit and Oncnity. itf Onvnilr TAMU Discover what these individuals have to say about diversity - and the experiences they have had in their lives. Take part in a discussion where we will seek to understand each other and celebrate diversity at Texas A&M. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20 7:00 PM Rudder Theater http://sgadiversitv.tamu.edu (979) 845-3051 ' S FREE EjDC Part of the Texas Higher Education Diversity Conference As an engineer in the U.S. Air Force, there’s no telling what you’ll work on. (Seriously, we can’t tell .you.) United States Air Force applied technology is years ahead of what you’ll touch in the private sector, and as a new engineer you'll likely be involved at the ground level of new and sometimes classified developments. You’ll begin leading and managing within this highly respected group from day one. Find out what’s waiting behind the scenes for you in the Air Force today. To request more information, call 1-800-423-USAF or log on to airforce.com. W U.S. AIR FORCE CROSS INTO THE BLUE Music Review V 2 •.002 MUM Rivertrain ''Eleven" Trace Music ►L Most music lovers in College Station haven’t had the chance to hear Rivertrain—yet. This New Braunfels-based band has a unique blend of country lyrics with a touch of rock V roll sprinkled in, and it works. It works well enough to put the band in competition with Cross Canadian Ragweed and Reckless Kelly for Gruene With Envy’s Band of the Year honors. All 13 tracks on “Eleven” were written by lead singers Jerry Martin and Sam Sanchez, who said they were influenced by music from AC/DC to Robert Earl Keen and everyone in between. The new CD is just as diverse as that back ground. From the fast paced rock *n’ roll track “Doin’ Alright” to the ballad “Black and White” and the retro-sounding “Cold Winter,” the CD has various sounds that showcase the group's diverse songwriting and vocal abilities. The new single, “Better Things” is one of the best tracks on the CD. and has been climbing up the Progressive Country Music Charts since it’s been getting more radio airtime. As far as tone goes, “On My Way” is beat. The guitar rifts mesh just rigl Sanchez’s lazy-sounding vocals. “All I Wanted” is arguably the best song on! album. It’s a slow, soft ballad that showcases I band’s vocal abilities and provides a between the hard-hitting rock V roll tracks4a make the CD a must for road trips. “Eleven” belongs in the same CD collections Cross Canadian Ragweed and Reckless I T hen again, once you check it out, you migi be able to take it out of your CD player enough to put back in the case. Dallas Shipp Make I stop, my eats ait Don't wstejw Wii tomload it ♦it Bimpfriai'fctfj iitt Mtlie Mimn ***** Boy it, tank ” You People ay if it a ith the ranslato arks. Bo ith catcl trey neve 11 you.” The tr ' people ding ai l&MWHilliim Judge refuses to dismiss two charges against Stewart NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge refused to dismiss a securities fraud charge Tuesday that accuses Martha Stewart of deceiving her stock holders when she publicly declared her innocence in the insidef-trading scandal. Eight weeks before the home-decorating authority is scheduled to go on trial, U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum brushed aside defense arguments that the charge violates Stewart’s free-speech rights. “Such false factual statements are not protect ed by the First Amendment,” Cedarbaum said. The judge also refused, for now, to dismiss an obstruction-of-justice charge. She said it would be appropriate for the defense to make such a request only after the government had presented its case to a jury. Stewart, 62, is accused of conspiracy, obstruct ing justice, securities fraud and two counts of lying to investigators about her 2001 sale of about 4,000 shares of ImClone Systems just one day before a negative decision from the Food and Drug Administration sent the stock plummeting. Prosecutors contend she was tipped that the family of ImClone founder Sam Waksal was try ing to sell its shares. Stewart has denied that, claiming she had a standing order with her stockbroker to sell the stock when it fell to a cer tain price. Stewart sat quietly during the 90-minute hear ing, resting her chin on her left hand and occa sionally taking notes. She was hustled into a black sedan after she left the courthouse. The securities fraud count accuses her of deceiving shareholders when she publicly declared her innocence and said she was cooperat ing with investigators. Her lawyers also said the obstruction count should be dismissed because none of Stewart’s statements to investigators could have hindered the federal investigation into her stock sale. The government said both charges were proper. In the case of the securities fraud count, “Stewart did not merely express a belief that she would be cleared of accusations of wrongdoing,” prosecutors said in court papers. “Instead, gave a forceful, detailed and false explanatii her sale of ImClone.” T he charges against Stewart carry a pol prison term of 30 years, although she wou far less under f ederal sentencing guidelines. Shares of Martha Stewart Living Omnimeii were down 10 cents to close at,$10.18. Actor Robert Conrad to be tried on felony DUI charges SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP)-A judge® Tuesday ordered former television tough gii) Robert Conrad to stand trial on charges of drivii|j under the influence of alcohol. Conrad, best known for his roles intheTVsIW “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “The West.” pleaded innocent to two felony counts Conrad crashed head on into another March 31 near his rural C alaveras County injuring the other driver. Police testified Tuesday that his blood-i level was 0.22 percent nearly three timestk legal limit. The actor turned up two hours late forTuesdayi preliminary hearing, later telling The Associate! Press that he had been at home doing physicalite' apy for injuries he sustained in the crash. Conrad said he was hospitalized for f» months after the crash and has had surgery repair nerve damage in his neck and arm. “I'm getting better. But I’m not up fortfe' Conrad said Tuesday. When he didn’t show for the scheduled prosecutors said that if he was well enoughH attend a CBS anniversary show on Nov. 2,1* should be able to come to the hearing. The judge then ordered Conrad’s lawyer to fii»l his client. Kevin Burnett, 26, sustained a broken wrist®! leg in the accident, his family said. Burnett has filed a lawsuit against Conrads! his production company, Black Productions, seeking damages and compensation Judge David L. Devore said there was evidence to try Conrad, who will be Dec. 8. 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