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Daily Toreador The FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013 VOLUME 87 ■ ISSUE 125 Warrant: Texas suspect interested in cannibalism HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college told investigators that he had fantasized about cannibalism and necrophilia and about cutting off people’s faces and wearing them as masks, according to a court document made public on Thursday. Dylan Quick admitted to an investigator that about week before the attack at Lone Star Community College in Cypress he had researched mass stabbings on his home computer, according to a search warrant affidavit. “He stated he had read numerous books about mass killings and serial killers which are also located at his residence,” the affidavit said. Quick is being held without bond on three counts of aggravated assault for Tuesday’s attack at Lone Star Community College that injured 14 people. Only one person remained hospitalized Thursday, and that person was listed in good condition. Texas Senate approves drug tests for unemployment AUSTIN (AP) — Depending on how they answer a series of questions, people applying for unemployment benefits may have to undergo drug testing under a proposed law approved Thursday by the Texas Senate, and at least two lawmakers think senators should take the tests, too. The 31-member Senate unanimously approved the measure by Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands. The bill requires state workers to ask unemployment insurance applicants questions, with the state then requiring they take a drug test if they appear to have a drug problem. “The sooner we identify these people and direct them to treatment plans, the better off they will be and their families will be,” Williams said. He assured his fellow senators that his bill would not face the same constitutional challenges as similar laws in other states, because he’s worked with federal officials to make sure it complies with federal law. Day in the life of Texas Tech’s president By LIANA SOLIS STAFF WRITER It was a full day of running around campus, going to important meetings and touring parts of campus not many people have seen before. That’s exactly what Christian Reyna, a sophomore pre-nursing major from Lubbock, got the opportunity to experience Thursday when she took the place of Texas Tech Interim President Lawrence Schovanec. Reyna received this opportunity after entering a contest run by Mortar Board every semester. Jeffrey Chen, chairman for the contest, said in an email the money raised goes to the Children’s Miracle Network, which benefits children in West Texas. From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Reyna was busy going to meetings with faculty and staff, touring the campus and meeting administration. “I was very nervous waking up and, of course, the first things I thought were what I was going to wear,” Reyna said. 8:23 a.m. — Reyna arrived at the presidential suite. She was given a tour of the office and met the faculty members who work in the office. PHOTO BY ISAAC VILLALOBOS/The Daily Toreador PRESIDENT continued on Page 3 ➤➤ CHRISTIAN REYNA, A sophomore pre-nursing major from Lubbock, looks from the club floor during a tour of Jones AT&T Stadium after winning the President for a Day contest Thursday. Reyna won the opportunity after winning the Mortar Board contest. West Africa Cultural Event gives students new perspective By LAUREN PAPE STAFF WRITER OPINIONS, Pg. 4 PHOTO BY LAUREN PAPE/The Daily Toreador Sigler: Texas must deal with state-sized problem Serving the Texas Tech University community since 1925 LAUREN STEVENS, A sophomore English major from New Braunfels, and Brooks Barrett, a junior excerise and sport sciences major from Lubbock, talk to John Kveton, representing the country of Senegal, at the West Africa Cultural Event at the Health Sciences Center on Thursday. Kveton has visted the country of Senegal many times and brought photos, art, statues and clothing from the country to the event. The West Africa Cultural Event, which highlighted different aspects of West African culture, was hosted at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center on Thursday. The event, which was hosted by the HSC Office of International Affairs, included West African food, literature and music. Stations were set up to represent different countries in the region and were run by people who were from or have frequently visited that country. Michelle Ensminger, manager in the Office of International Affairs, said the event was part of a program designed to help students understand and experience health care in another country. “For those who maybe can’t work it into their schedules to travel abroad, we like to bring the experience to them,” she said. “We try to have one cultural event a semester, so this semester we decided to focus on West Africa.” Ensminger said many of the stations represented organizations that strive to combat health issues in West Africa by setting up health care facilities in the region and sending mission trips to maintain them. “Although we also have problems with access to health care, it’s on a larger scale in West Africa because they don’t have the infrastructure we have in the U.S.,” she said. “They don’t have the roads. It’s just not as accessible. “ One organization that has greatly impacted the health care system in West Africa is the Purpose Medical Mission, Ensminger said, which set up a health care facility in Cameroon, Africa, in 2008. Nicole Hines, managing director of Institutional Health for HSC, said the facility treats illnesses such as malaria, typhoid and cholera, and added a children’s hospital last year. “Essentially, we are the only health care in the providence of Africa that we go to,” she said. “We have a fully functioning, selfsustaining hospital there that’s open 365 days a year, regardless of our presence there or not. We have two full-time physicians and 12 full-time nurses that staff it while we are not there.” CULTURE continued on Page 2 ➤➤ Symposium offers insight to human rights in Latin America By MATT DOTRAY STAFF WRITER Men’s tennis prepares for OSU, OU -SPORTS, Page 6 INDEX Classifieds................5 Crossword......................5 Opinions.....................4 L a Vi d a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sports.........................5 Sudoku.........................3 EDITORIAL: 806-742-3393 Human Rights was the topic of the U.S. - Latin America Relations symposium Thursday. Thursday’s panel included Daniel Brinks, an associate professor in the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, Jorge Chabat, a professor in the Division of International Studies at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City, and Rubia Valente, a teaching associate at the University of Texas at Dallas. Chabat, who focused on human rights, specifically security in Mexico, discussed the reasons for abuse. He said since the war on drugs was launched in 2006, there have been more than 60,000 deaths. Ninety percent of those, he said, are the result of criminals killing other criminals. “The real reason is the incompetence of security forces and the lack of supervision in their armed forces,” he said. “Again, ADVERTISING: 806-742-3384 the solution is not, not enforcing law. The solution is enforcing law properly with control.” The concern for human rights in Mexico changed in 1990, Chabat said, when Mexico began to globalize and become vulnerable to outside pressure. There have been a number of commissions to enhance human rights and enforce law, he said, but there is still a need for improvement. Since 2007, he said the human rights watch has documented 250 disappearances. Some of the problems in Mexico, Chabat said, are the corruption and incompetence of the security forces, as well as the tolerance of government to abuses committed by the security forces. “The situation probably won’t change very fast in the future,” he said, “but at some point I hope that security forces will prepare to perform their function properly by protecting the population and attacking the criminals.” RIGHTS continued on Page 2 ➤➤ BUSINESS: 806-742-3388 PHOTO BY EMILY MCCARTHY/The Daily Toreador HUMAN RIGHTS PANELIST, Daniel Brinks, an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, lectures about social and economic rights and transitional justice during “The Puzzle of the Americas: Human Rights” seminar Thursday in the Agricultural Sciences building. FAX: 806-742-2434 CIRCULATION: 806-742-3388 EMAIL:


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