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The student voice of Midwestern State University The Wichitan page 9 Killing time page 10 LSC champions No. 9 Mustangs beat ACU 15-13 to reserve a spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs. Survival guide for the living room mercenary teaches time management. WEDNESDAY, November 11, 2009 Library rakes in big fines Student filmmakers discover that making a movie takes more than just guts (and blood) Brittany Norman Editor in Chief There’s more to a zombie movie than blood and guts. MSU’s Club Greenlight, a group of students with an interest in filmmaking, started rolling cameras on their humorous horror flick MSU: Midwestern Zombie University last week. The plan was to turn the campus into a post-zombie-apocalypse desert island of sorts where the few surviving students could try and claw their way out through the horde of the shambling undead. Despite months of preparation, the film had to go back into pre-production status, according to Club Greenlight president See ZOMBIE page 7 Arron Littleton For the Wichitan Moffett Library made $49,852.50 off of overdue materials during the 2008 calendar year, according to Jason Brezina, manager of the circulation department. In 2007, the library collected $66,373.40 in fines. MSU’s Moffett Library charges 25 cents per book per day late. The maximum fine on overdue books is listed at $10 and the amount for a lost book is the cost of the book plus various processing fees. Fines for other overdue library materials vary and are listed on the library’s Web site.
 Brezina said that late materials are a chronic problem but most materials are returned from See LIBRARY page 7 Debbie does campus Lauren Wood Entertainment Editor Photo and illustration by Brittany Norman MZU actor Justin Partridge is hungry for headlines. His makeup was done by Stephanie Burris. Guitarist doesn’t fret over age, image Chris Collins Managing Editor When Tony McManus was in elemen- tary school he was a terrible violin player. In college he was an aspiring mathematician. Now he’s a globetrotting, world famous acoustic guitarist. Who would have figured? “I want to make the guitar sing in traditional music,” McManus said. The legendary musician will play in Akin Auditorium Friday at 7 p.m. as part of the Artist Lecture Series. McManus grew up in Paisley, Scotland, just outside of Glasgow. Paisley, in west Scotland, had a strong Irish influ- ence. He said this multicultural atmosphere helped develop his special brand of strumming. The picker started playing music when he was in elementary school, he said. Violin was his first instrument. It didn’t work out so well. “I wasn’t very good,” he said. “We tried another vehicle.” After bombing at violin, McManus’s father bought him a mandolin, which he taught himself to play, he said. Though he continued to practice mandolin regularly, McManus said he was sidetracked by academia. He earned a master’s degree in pure mathematics in 1986. Though he worked on a doctoral degree in math from Exeter College from 1986 to 1991, he never finished Debbie is making her debut in Wichita Falls. A group of MSU students will show the pioneer pornographic film “Debbie Does Dallas” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The adult film will be shown in the Fain Fine Arts building in Room C111. These students have gone through the necessary process to conduct the showing, including reading the Student Code of Conduct to make sure there was nothing preventing them from showing the film. “We also had to get the rights to show the movie,” senior mass communication major Ama Baffoe-Bonnie s aid. “The movie is owned by VCX, which is a Canadian movie company. We See DEBBIE page 6 school. He said he felt driven to play music and didn’t think school fitted him anymore. “I was playing, just not playing in public,” McManus said. “The music and the guitar were my private obsessions. I worked with these obsessions to bring them together.” Most musicians start careers in their early 20s, not early 30s, McManus said. “I started playing professionally quite late,” he said. “But I went after it with a vengeance.” McManus was recognized by a BBC talent scout after he moved back to Scotland from his school in England. He was See GUITARIST page 6 Tony McManus (Photo courtesy)

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