Civil liberties on the line

In fall of 2003, two American men were arrested for engaging in child prostitution in Cambodia. The detainment of proven pedophiles is unquestionably a service to mankind, but the legal repercussions of prosecuting someone in the United States for a crime they committed abroad is unsettling. The Public Records Open...

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Charges added for Waterview assailant

David Patrick Woodard, charged in fall 2003 with burglary and attempted sexual assault in Waterview Apartments, has been charged in a two-year-old kidnapping case in Plano. According to a Dec. 11 article from NBC5i news, DNA evidence is being used to charge Woodard with the aggravated kidnapping of a 12-year-old...

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Weight… they’ve lost their minds

Let’s face it: Americans are fat. We are porked up on hamburgers, pizza and ego. Psychological studies show that physically fit people generally lead happier and more fulfilling lives. Yet, as a nation, we do not pay nearly enough attention to our diets. It should come as no surprise that...

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UTD women hope new year’s resolution helps in final push

The first half of the 2003-04 season has been a struggle for the UTD women’s basketball team. A 3-8 start and a couple of blowout losses could be discouraging to most teams, but the Comets are looking forward to regrouping and making a run as American Southwest Conference East Division...

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Researchers to address world’s water worries

The UTD geosciences department is funneling together manpower and research to find solutions to ease demands for natural water resources by the world’s ballooning population. A new class co-taught by Matt Leybourne, assistant geosciences professor, and Nate Miller, research scientist at UTD’s Center for Lithospheric Studies, will provide students with...

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Construct a new PC at home for hundreds of dollars less

If you know enough not to confuse your USB with your FSB and your gigahertz with your gigabytes, you’ve got the skills to put together your own computer. If you just can’t justify Michael Dell’s notion of a “customized PC” (they’re built on a production line!), or if you’re yearning...

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Karaoke Revolution brings harmony to party

Karaoke is an odd activity. From an outsider’s view, it looks awkward, embarrassing, and degrading. Yet, for some reason, it’s loads of fun to cut loose and croon like a madman to popular and corny songs. Karaoke Revolution, created by Harmonix makers of Amplitude and Frequency and published by Konami...

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UTD honor student dies just prior to graduation

Joseph Edwin Alexander passed away Dec. 8, 2003, in his home two weeks before he was to graduate summa cum laude as a UTD business administration major. Alexander was 53 when he returned to school two years ago to become a full-time business student and add to his previous education....

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‘Deus Ex’ takes one step forward, two back

From aliens buzzing trailer parks in saucer-shaped UFOs to secret meetings of The Illuminati, nobody can resist a good conspiracy. “Deus Ex,” released in 2000, became a cult favorite for its incredibly deep storyline and adaptive gameplay. “Deus Ex: Invisible War” serves as a spiritual successor but falls short in...

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Dean search continues

One year after Richard Caldwell resigned as dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM), the search committee is still accepting applications. The committee is looking for an exceptional candidate that “excites” all of the members, said Hasan Pirkul, School of Management dean and head of the search...

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