Friday, January 25, 2002

U. Texas campus reacts to meningitis alarm

High: 65; Low: 44; Mostly sunny
High: 73; Low: 47; Mostly sunny


David Dunai/Staff Reporter
Betina Pasteknink, a freshman violin performance major, practices to improve her skills for her major.

Attendance stays static
Game cards not proving affective, some say
By Kelly Morris
Staff Reporter

A student incentive program geared to increase attendance at basketball home games is not working as planned, says Jason Booker, assistant sports marketing director.
“It hasn’t been as good of a response as we would have liked,” Booker said. “It makes our job tough because people are saying (to us), ‘as a marketing department how can we get more people here?’”
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The Review

‘I am Sam’ over dramatic
By Ryan Eloe
Skiff Staff

Sean Penn is a great actor. He particularly impressed me in movies like “Dead Man Walking” and “Thin Red Line.” Penn always seems to become the character he portrays. In his most recent film, Jessie Nelson’s “I am Sam,” Penn once again becomes the character, this time playing a mentally handicapped man. Unfortunately the role creates an inaccurate,stereotypical and comical retarded man.
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Music outwits acting in ‘Together’
BY John-Mark Day
Skiff Staff

“Putting it Together” at Stage West is not the best show to see for a romantic evening of theater. The show, a loosely plotted revue of Stephen Sondheim’s songs on relationships and love, involves five people who fight and bicker their way through relationships, a few affairs and a near divorce during a Manhattan dinner party.
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‘Count’ book tops movie
By Emily Ward
Skiff Staff

An innocent man is betrayed and framed for murder, he is sent to the most unimaginable prison where everybody is “innocent,” his true love finds herself in the arms of another, and after getting out of jail, he seeks hidden treasure.
Sound a little like “The Shawshank Redemption?”
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‘Mothman’ prophecies unfulfilled
By Kristina Iodice
Skiff Staff

Find a story about paranormal activity, fix it up for Hollywood and end up with blockbuster entertainment. The formula worked on television, but Sony mostly missed the target with “The Mothman Prophecies,” opening in movie theaters today.
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