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Standoff ends in surrender Lubbock/Former Marine with combat experience barricades self in house on 33rd Street for three hours

Lubbock police set up a perimeter around the armed subject’s house on the 2200 block of 33rd Street on Monday evening.

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After a nearly three-hour standoff, Lubbock police arrested Gabriel Edmeier, a 28-yearold former Marine with combat experience who was barricaded in a house in the 2200 block of

33rd Street. Police responded to a third party call in reference to a suicidal subject, said Sgt. Jason Lewis. “The subject, we learned upon our arrival, that he is prior Marine Corps and that he did have a SEE STANDOFF, page A6

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Beyond The Caprock Police politely target drug dealers DALLAS — Some police officers are using a more polite tactic to catch small-time drug dealers and other low-level suspected criminals. Members of a “knock-andtalk” task force, established in May based on an idea by police Chief David Brown, are using tips from neighbors, approaching possible drugdealing homes and asking to be allowed inside, The Dallas Morning News ( ) reported Monday. Dallas police more than two years ago reduced the number of undercover detectives investigating low-level drug crimes. Police shifted their focus to larger-scale traffickers. Officers with the 46-member knock-and-talk task force have made 509 arrests and seized 131 firearms and 404 pounds, said Deputy Police Chief Christina Smith, who oversees the narcotics division. The task force also has made 399 possible drug house contacts. “It’s another way to lower crime and to make good arrests that will end up putting and keeping the criminals in jail,” Smith said.  ASSOCIATED PRESS For more state, nation and world news, see pages A2-5; B3-5.

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Covenant Health System laid off 49 employees, according to a statement released Monday. “Given the challenges and after careful consideration and discernment, Covenant Health informed a number of colleagues that they will be part of a reduction in staff which is one element of a comprehensive plan to lower health care costs,” the statement reads. “The 49 employees impacted represent less than one percent of Covenant Health’s entire regional workforce and will go down as we work to help them find a new position elsewhere in the ministry.” According to the release, Covenant Health employs 5,400 staff members throughout the region. “Covenant Health is financially stable, but the changes we’ve experienced thus far and will continue to undergo are the direct result of reduced reimbursements and our efforts to make affordable health

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Senior Sirena Coronado, 17, explains her idea for a senior project at Talkington School for Young Women Leaders on Monday. The Talkington School has its first senior class this year.

Successful ‘experiment’ our kids/Talkington School for Young Women prepares its first senior class since opening in 2008 BY Natalie Gross A-J Media

There’s a first for everything, and the 17 seniors at Margaret Talkington School for Young Women Leaders are making history. They’ll be the first class to graduate from the all-girls school since its inception in 2008. When they started as seventh graders, the 50 students of Talkington’s class of 2014 were called “guinea pigs” and Lubbock Inde-

pendent School District’s “great experiment,” some of the students said. Fourteen stayed and three were added by ninth grade, making up the class dynamics of today. “I think at the beginning, a lot of us were forced to be here,” said senior Sirena Coronado, hinting that parents thought an all-girls school was the answer to less drama and distractions for their teenage daughters. “But right now, if we’re here, we’re here by choice. Every-

body that’s here wants to be here.” And while they may not have handsome male classmates with whom to pass notes in class, the girls of Talkington still have time for a social life with the opposite sex, they said, giggling. They have school dances for which they’re allowed to bring dates, and they’ll have their first prom this year. Many of the students described their schooling experience as “interesting” and “different,” but looking back, they wouldn’t have had it any other way. SEE TALKINGTON, page A6


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Lubbock police arrested two men suspected of vehicle burglary early Monday morning, Aug. 26, in west Lubbock with the help of armed homeowners. Police arrested Vincent Sandoval after a couple who live in the 5900 block of 15th Street detained him at gunpoint in their backyard as police searched for him, according to a Lubbock Police Department news release. Sandoval and Thomas Garcia are being held at the Lubbock County Detention Center and are facing

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charges of vehicle burglary, evading arrest and criminal trespass, according to the release. Lubbock police Sgt. Jason Lewis declined to identify the residents. Lubbock police officers responded to a vehicle burglary in progress about 4:50 a.m. in the 5800 block of 13th Street and saw two suspects fleeing from the scene, according to the release. Police set up a perimeter and called in a K-9 unit to search for the suspects. The K-9 unit found Garcia hiding

in a tree in the 5900 block of 15th Street. Police were called to another residence in the same block shortly after where the homeowners held Sandoval Sandoval at gunpoint in the backyard, according to the release. The homeowner said their dog began barking and woke them up around 2 a.m. He asked not to be identified because he didn't want the publicity. When he looked outside he saw police cars slowly driving around the block. He checked his vehicle

to make sure it wasn't broken into and a police officer driving by told him burglary suspects were on the loose. He said went back inside and told his wife to arm herself with her handgun while he checked the backyard. The man found Sandoval crouched in a corner behind the fireplace and told his wife to hold the suspect while police arrived. “She told him ‘don’t move,’” he said.  766-8707 Follow Gabe on Twitter @AJ_GabeMonte

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PLANO Police said it appears a man cutting grass at a North Texas golf course drowned when his mower toppled into a pond and pinned him underwater. Plano Fire-Rescue Capt. Peggy Harrell said a lawn maintenance crew that contracts with The Courses at Watters Creek was working Monday morning when the riding mower was seen in the water. Another member of the work crew discovered the man underneath and pulled him from the water. Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. The man was last seen about 30 minutes before being found in the water. SAN ANTONIO Authorities in South Texas are seeking a 19year-old man suspected in the fatal shooting of his parents allegedly after an argument. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said the bodies of Fidel and Eva Meza were located Monday morning when deputies responded to an emergency call. Both were dead at their San Antonio-area home. Sheriff’s spokesman Paul Berry identified the

suspect as Bryant Meza. Berry had no immediate information on whether a warrant was issued. Investigators said Bryant Meza should be considered armed and dangerous. SHAMROCK A Texas traffic stop yielded nearly $217,000 worth of stolen gold and silver plus jewelry swiped from a Macy’s, Inc. store in Alabama. The Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday announced the arrest of 40-year-old Michael Bourgeois from Los Angeles. Bourgeois was taken into custody Saturday during a stop on Interstate 40 near Shamrock, about 90 miles east of Amarillo. Bourgeois allegedly was traveling from Atlanta back to Los Angeles. Sr. Trooper Daniel Hawthorne said the confiscated items were hidden in the trunk side panels. The stolen jewelry had bar codes from a Macy’s store in Birmingham, Ala. Compiled from wire reports

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Fort Hood jury hears emotional testimony as it weighs Hasan’s fate by MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press

FORT HOOD — A soldier left for dead after being shot in the head. A widow whose two sons won’t have their father to take them fishing or teach them how to be gentlemen. A grieving father who includes himself and his unborn grandson in the death toll of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Survivors of the attack and relatives of those killed testified Monday during the final phase of Maj. Nidal Hasan’s trial. Prosecutors hope the emotional testimony — from sobbing widows, distraught parents and paralyzed soldiers — helps convince jurors to impose a rare military death sentence on Hasan, who was convicted last week of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others at the Texas military base. The sentencing phase also will be Hasan’s last chance to tell jurors what he’s spent the last four years telling the military, judges and journalists: that the killing of unarmed American soldiers preparing to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan was neces-

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In this courtroom sketch, Juan Velez, left, father of Pvt. Francheska Velez who was killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings, appears Monday during the sentencing phase of Maj. Nidal Hasan’s trial at Fort Hood. The jury found Hasan unanimously guilty on the 13 charges of premeditated murder in the shooting and he is eligible for the death penalty. sary to protect Muslim insurgents. But whether he plans to address jurors remains unclear. Staff Sgt. Patrick Ziegler was among the first to testify, telling jurors how he was shot four times and underwent emergency surgery that removed about 20 percent of his brain. Doc-

tors initially expected him to die or remain in a vegetative state. Ziegler was hospitalized for about 11 months and had 10 surgeries. He is now paralyzed on his left side, unable to use his left hand, and blind spots in both eyes prevent him from driving.

“I think I’m hopeful I’ll continue to recover some movement, but eventually I’ll succumb to my wounds and I won’t be able to function,” Ziegler said. The married father said he has trouble caring for his 10-month-old son, “like a normal father would,” and described his cogni-

tive level as that of a 10thor 11th-grader. He also said he has fought severe depression. “I’m a lot angrier and lot darker than I used to be,” he said, adding that the injuries had “pretty much affected every facet of my personality.” Shoua Her wiped away tears as she recalled how she and her husband, Pfc. Kham Xiong, talked about growing old together and having more children. Now, she said, their children know their slain father only through memories and stories. “We had talked about how excited we were to purchase our first home. We talked about vacations and places we wanted to go visit. And all that was stripped away from me,” she said. “Our daughter will not have her dad to walk her down the aisle. My two sons will never have their dad to take them fishing or (teach them) sports or how to be a gentleman. “I miss him a lot,” she added. “I miss his soft, gentle hands. How he holds me. He made me feel safe and secure. Now the other side of the bed is empty and cold. I feel dead but

Fertilizer plants have refused inspections since West blast by PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press

AUSTIN — Five facilities in Texas with large quantities of the same fertilizer chemical that fueled the deadly plant explosion in West have turned away state fire marshal inspectors since the blast, investigators said Monday. A railway operator that hauls hazardous materials across Texas was also said to have rebuffed a state request to share data since the April explosion at West Fertilizer Co. that killed 15 people and injured 200 others. The company denied that Monday. Regulators and state lawmakers at a hearing about

the still-unsolved explosion were intrigued by the lack of cooperation. State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy said “well, sure” when asked whether those facilities refusing to admit inspectors raised concern. “In their defense, they may have a very good reason,” Connealy said. There is no state fire code in Texas. The state fire marshal’s office lacks the power to make unannounced inspections of local businesses or compel facilities to open its doors. After the West explosion intensified scrutiny of Texas businesses that store ammonium nitrate, Connealy’s office sought to inspect about 150 facilities that keep more

than 10,000 pounds of the potentially volatile chemical. Testifying to the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety, Connealy said about 60 inspections are complete and the rest should be done by October. He said he did not know why five facilities wouldn’t let inspectors inside. “They just didn’t want the fire marshal to come on the property,” he said. Connealy declined to name the facilities, saying he didn’t immediately know whether he could make that information public. Democratic state Rep. Joe Pickett, chairman of the House committee, said the state has seen little push-

back from the private sector since the blast. “At this point, today, I would say that any resistance is more just fear of the unknown than anybody trying to hide or cover up some situation like West,” Pickett said. “I would believe if somebody thought they had something that was really dangerous, the only reason they would say no was to get it fixed that day.” The state Department of Health Services is allowed to make unannounced visits at the facilities, though to collect different information. Kathryn Perkins, an assistant commissioner in the agency’s regulatory division, said fire marshal inspectors can accompany her agency

on those trips but acknowledged they could still be turned away.

yet alive.” As she testified, one juror, a male officer, fought back tears. Juan Velez, the father of Pvt. Francheska Velez, said his family hasn’t come to grips with her death. His 21year-old daughter was pregnant, and several witnesses testified about hearing her cry, “My baby! My baby!” during the attack. “That man did not just kill 13, he killed 15. He killed my grandson (Velez’ unborn child) and myself,” he said in Spanish. “It hurt me to the bottom of my soul.” Another widow, Cristi Greene, struggled through sobs as she recalled her husband of 31/2 years, Pfc. Frederick Greene. “I can’t explain how hard it’s been. You open a box, looking at a picture. It hurts so bad. It’s all you’re ever going to have,” she said. Green’s mother, Karen Nourse, said everything changed the day Army officers arrived at her daughter-in-law’s home for the death notification: “I get up in the morning and I prepare myself to get through a day without him. And that’s difficult. And it won’t ever go away. Ever,” she said.



Across The Nation WASHINGTON President Barack Obama bestowed the nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter on Monday, saluting the veteran of the war in Afghanistan as “the essence of true heroism,” one still engaged in a battle against the lingering emotional fallout of war. Carter risked his life to save an injured soldier, resupply ammunition to his comrades and render first aid during intense fighting in a remote mountain outpost four years ago. “As these soldiers and families will tell you, they’re a family forged in battle, and loss, and love,” Obama said as Carter stood at his side and members of his unit watched in the White House East Room. WASHINGTON NAACP President Ben Jealous said Monday his organization collected petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling for charges to be filed against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights. Jealous said the signatures, about a million of which came in by mobile phone and many from young people, would be turned over to the Department of Justice on Monday afternoon. The NAACP signatures would be in addition to another 219,000 handed over to the Justice Department last week by ColorOfChange, an online civil rights group. PROVIDENCE, R.I. Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who was previously known as Bradley Manning, decided to announce that she wanted to live as a woman the day after sentencing because a military prison said publicly it would not provide hormone treatment, her attorney said Monday. Attorney David Coombs told The Associated Press that Manning had known for a long time she would make such a statement, but “she wanted, essentially, for the media surrounding the trial to dissipate.” Manning did not want people to think the statement was insincere. PHILADELPHIA Former reality TV star Kate Gosselin filed a lawsuit Monday accusing her ex-husband of stealing her hard drive and hacking into her phone and computer to get material for a tell-all book. Jon Gosselin accessed email, bank accounts and other private information for a book called “Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World,” according to the federal lawsuit. The 2012 book was written by Jon Gosselin’s friend and business partner, tabloid writer Robert Hoffman, but pulled from the market after two days because the information had been illegally obtained, the lawsuit said. PHILADELPHIA A 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose plight for a new pair of lungs spurred a national debate over organ transplants is going home today, her mother said Monday. In a posting on her Facebook page Janet Murnaghan wrote “We are going home tomorrow!!!!!!” Her daughter Sarah Murnaghan, who has end-stage cystic fibrosis, received two lung transplants this summer at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after a federal judge intervened in her parents’ lawsuit challenging national transplant rules that put her at the end of the waiting list for adult lungs. Compiled from wire reports

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Wildfire closing in on SF Bay area’s water source by BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. — A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco’s famously pure drinking water, and utility officials Monday scrambled to send more water toward the metropolitan area before it becomes tainted. Nearly 3,700 firefighters battled the approximately 230-square-mile blaze, the biggest wildfire on record in California’s Sierra Nevada. They reported modest progress, saying the fire was 15 percent contained. “We’re not there yet, but we’re starting to get a little bit of a handle on this thing,” said Lee Bentley, fire spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service. “It’s been a real tiger. He’s been going around trying to bite its own tail, and it won’t let go but we’ll get there.” Utility officials monitored the clarity of the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and used a massive new $4.6 billion gravity-operated pipeline system to move water quickly to reservoirs closer to the big city. The Hetch Hetchy supplies water to 2.6 million people in the San Francisco Bay area, 150 miles away. “We’re taking advantage that the water we’re receiv-

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Firefighters pour water Monday on a hot spot at a campground destroyed by the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif. Crews working to contain one of California’s largest-ever wildfires gained some ground Monday against the flames threatening San Francisco’s water supply, several towns near Yosemite National Park and historic giant sequoias. ing is still of good quality,” said Harlan Kelly Jr., general manager of the city’s Public Utilities Commission. “We’re bringing down as much water as possible and replenishing all of the local reservoirs.” At the same time, utility officials gave assurances that they have a six-month supply of water in reservoirs near the Bay area. So far the ash that has been raining onto the Hetch Hetchy has not sunk as far as the intake valves, which are about halfway down

the 300-foot O’Shaughnessy Dam. Utility officials said that the ash is non-toxic but that the city will begin filtering water for customers if problems are detected. That could cost more. On Monday, the fire was still several miles away from the steep granite canyon where the reservoir is nestled, but several spot fires were burning closer, and firefighters were protecting hydroelectric transmission lines and other utility facilities. “Obviously, we’re paying

close attention to the city’s water supply,” said Glen Stratton, an operations chief on the fire suppression team. Power generation at the reservoir was shut down last week so that firefighters would not be imperiled by live wires. San Francisco is buying replacement power from other sources to run City Hall and other municipal buildings. It has been at least 17 years since fire ravaged the northernmost stretch of Yosemite that is under siege.

Park officials cleared brush and set sprinklers on two groves of giant sequoias that were seven to 10 miles away from the fire’s front lines, said park spokesman Scott Gediman. While sequoias have a chemical in their bark to help them resist fire, they can be damaged when flames move through slowly. The fire has swept through steep Sierra Nevada river canyons and stands of thick oak and pine, closing in on Tuolumne City and other mountain communities. It has confounded ground crews with its 300-foot walls of flame and the way it has jumped from treetop to treetop. Crews bulldozed two huge firebreaks to try to protect Tuolumne City, five miles from the fire’s edge. “We’ve got hundreds of firefighters staged in town to do structure protection,” Stratton said. “If the fire does come to town, we’re ready.” Meanwhile, biologists with the Forest Service are studying the effect on wildlife. Much of the area that has burned is part of the state’s winter-range deer habitat. Biologist Crispin Holland said most of the large deer herds would still be well above the fire danger.

NM county told to issue same-sex marriage licenses by JERI CLAUSING Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque judge on Monday ordered the clerk of New Mexico’s most populous county to join two other counties in the state in issuing marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples. State District Judge Alan Malott ruled that New Mexico’s constitution prohibits

discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The decision came in a case involving a lesbian couple who sought an emergency ruling because one of them is dying and they wanted to make certain the state would recognize their marriage, which happened last week in Santa Fe. The Bernalillo County clerk’s office in Albuquerque plans to start issuing

Crackdown on dog fighting results in 12 arrests in four states by PHILLIP RAWLS Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An investigation into organized dog fighting and gambling in the Southeast resulted in 12 arrests and the seizure of 367 pits bulls in one of the nation’s largest crackdowns on the bloody exhibitions. Federal, state and local officials announced the arrests Monday. They stemmed from raids Friday on homes in Alabama and Georgia and the seizure of more than $500,000 in cash that investigators believe was tied to illegal gambling on dog fights. “I believe if Dante were alive today and rewriting the ‘Inferno’ that the lowest places in hell would be reserved for those who commit cruelty to our animals and to our children,” U.S. Attorney George Beck said at a news conference. Court-appointed attorneys for some of the defendants said they plan to plead not guilty at an arraignment Wednesday. The defendants are charged with conspiring to promote and sponsor dog fights and arranging for dogs to be at the fights in several south and east Alabama counties and in Holly Springs, Miss., between 2009 and 2013. Most of the defendants also are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business. In an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Opelika, one defendant is accused of winning $35,000 at a dog fight in Waverly in August 2011. Two others were stopped by officers with $12,000 in cash after attending a dog fight at a bar in Macon County in February 2012,

the indictment said. Federal, state and local officials simultaneously served search warrants Friday to make arrests and seize dogs in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. Coffee County Sheriff David Sutton said the dogs at one Elba home were covered by fleas and were secured by heavy chains connected to car axles buried in the ground. Officials said some pit bulls were so malnourished their ribs were sticking out and others had bad wounds that required emergency care. “Those animals can’t speak like you and I,” Sutton said. “They bark and they whine. We chose to speak for them, and I believe we sent a message out. .... If you do the crime, we are going to come see you.” Officials with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society of the United States said the organizations are caring for the animals at undisclosed locations, and the animals will have to be kept as evidence while the case progresses. Eventually, they hope to retrain the dogs and get them new homes. “They are finally getting a loving hand from responders who care for these dogs, but sadly there are many other dogs out there going through this type of abuse,” ASPCA vice president Tim Rickey said. Rickey said the case was among the largest ever and was as significant as the largest known seizure of nearly 500 dogs in Missouri and four and surrounding states in 2009. That case became known as the “Missouri 500.”

marriage licenses to samesex couples at 8 a.m. today. Laura Schauer Ives, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, called it a “monumental ruling” and said the group didn’t expect such a broad decision by the judge. “We were stunned and amazed,” she said. However, it’s uncertain whether clerks in the state’s

30 other counties, who were not defendants in the lawsuit, would use the judge’s ruling as a signal that they can issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The lesbian couple was able to get married Friday at a Santa Fe hospital after a judge in a separate case ordered the Santa Fe County clerk to issue same-sex licenses. The clerk of Dona Ana County in southern New

Mexico decided on his own early last week to recognize same-sex marriage. The hearing on Monday originally was scheduled on an emergency request to force Bernalillo County to issue a marriage license to Jen Roper, who is dying of cancer, and Angelique Neuman because of Roper’s cancer. However, that changed after the two unexpectedly were able to wed.



QuickOpinion Summer ended Monday for local children, who put on their backpacks for the first day of the new school year. As students adjust to their daily routines, local drivers need to return to slowing down in school zones. Watch for flashing lights and lower speed limits at school crossings in the morning and afternoons, and don’t talk on cell phones in school zones.

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If I had a son, he would look like Christopher Lane, the 22-year-old Australian baseball player shot dead while jogging in Oklahoma. If I had a father, he’d look like Delbert Belton, the 88-year-old World War II veteran beaten to death in Spokane, Wash. And yes, if I had a son, he’d look like the white teenager who police say drove the getaway car in the Oklahoma killing. These are all true statements if we identify ourselves and each other only by the color of our skin, which, increasingly seems to be the case — including our own president. Barack Obama helped lead the way when he identified himself with Trayvon Martin, shot by George Zimmerman in the neighborhood-watch catastrophe with which all are familiar. Stepping out from his usual duties of drawing meaningless red lines in the Syrian sand, the president splashed red paint across the American landscape: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” In so saying, he essentially gave permission for all to identify themselves by race with the victim or the accused. How sad as we approach the 50th anniversary of the march Martin Luther King Jr. led on Washington that even the president resorts to judging not by the content of one’s character but by the color of his skin — the antithesis of the great dream King articulated with those words. Obama went even further after the Zimmerman verdict, expressing his self-identification not as leader of a racially diverse nation — or as the son of a white mother — but as a black man who remembers women clutching their


MY VIEW purses tighter when he entered an elevator, and being followed in department stores. All because he was black? Even today, I am followed when I go to the second floor of a boutique in Georgetown. Apparently, store policy requires that an attendant be upstairs when a shopper is. The way department store clerks follow me around, you’d think my face was plastered on a “Wanted for Shoplifting” poster. This is especially so if I’m dressed like a slob. In my 20s, I conducted an experiment when I had the opposite problem. No clerk would help me. It occurred to me that my ratty jeans and T-shirt might be the problem, so I went home, changed into a dress, and returned. You’d have thought I was a honey bun in a bee hive. Just for fun, I bought a $38,000 purse. (That’s a joke.) Was the clerk prejudiced? You bet. But like it or not, the way we present ourselves to the world affects the way we are treated. Thus it has always been. I’m betting few women today clutch their purses tighter when a well-groomed man, black or white, enters the elevator. A punk wearing his britches around his rump and telegraphing attitude? Even Jesse Jackson — or Eminem — might feel a tingle of discomfort. Nothing is fair about profiling, but one’s treatment by a stranger is not always necessarily linked to one’s racial or ethnic history. Sometimes it’s just ... you.

The killings leading the news the past several days have been horrific in their apparent randomness. Were they racially motivated? Had the perps been white and the victims black, would Obama have identified with them? More to immediate concerns, did the president’s identification with Martin nourish the killing passions of these youths? Hard to say with any certainty, though one of those charged in the Oklahoma shooting apparently tweeted some messages earlier this summer that unmistakenly convey racial animus toward whites. They might be dismissed as Twitter nonsense — but for the dead body. We do know this much for certain: Had the races been reversed, the usual suspects would have had much to say. White teens beat up an elderly black veteran and leave him for dead? White teens shoot a talented black athlete visiting from another country? Riots. I make these observations not to further exacerbate a problem but in the hope we can stop this craziness before things escalate. The conversation-about-race pundits keep insisting we need to have should end where it began. Maybe in his remarks on the 50th anniversary of the greatest peaceful demonstration in history, Obama can remind Americans if we had sons and fathers, they’d look like Christopher Lane and Delbert Belton, as well as Trayvon Martin. Victim in chief is no role for a president. KATHLEEN PARKER’s column is distributed by The Washington Post Writers Group, 1150 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C., 20071. Email:

I have driven to Lubbock on many occasions to the amphitheater on 19th Street. I love the design of the stage but hate the bathroom facilities! Almost all the commodes are stopped up. Two trailers make up the bathrooms, and they didn’t look like they had been clean prior to the concert! Also, the trash at the venue overflowed and just spilled out onto the ground. The concert was great, but please make some improvements to the bathrooms and the trash pickup. I want to continue to drive two hours and see a good concert, but please clean it up. Thanks! MATT WALSH/Midland

OtherViews Russia’s anti-gay Olympics The International Olympic Committee is letting Russia off far too easy. Russia has argued nonsensically its new anti-gay law is in keeping with the Olympic Charter’s protections against discrimination, and the IOC simply has accepted it. The law, approved by the Russian parliament in June, prohibits “propaganda” in support of “nontraditional” sexual relationships. This means virtually any expression of homosexual love, or approval of or information about homosexuality. Russians face fines; foreigners, deportation. But this is not discrimination, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak claimed in a letter to the IOC, because the law applies equally to gay and straight people. The IOC said this incredible explanation amounts to “strong written reassurances from the Russian government everyone will be welcome at the Games in Sochi regardless of their sexual orientation.” That’s not the issue, though. Being gay hasn’t been illegal in Russia since 1993 — even if being openly gay is increasingly dangerous. The point is tolerating homosexuality as long as it is closeted is not a policy of fairness. And, as the sixth fundamental principle of Olympism has it: “Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.” —

Is Coke’s 127-year-old recipe the same? Not quite by CANDICE CHOI associated press

ATLANTA — Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside an imposing steel vault that’s bathed in red security lights. Several cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a secret. But in one of the many signs that the surveillance is as much about theater as reality, the images that pop up on video screens are of smiling tourists waving at themselves. “It’s a little bit for show,” concedes a guard at the World of Coca-Cola museum in downtown Atlanta, where the vault is revealed at the end of an exhibit in a puff of smoke. The ability to push a quaint narrative about a product’s origins and fuel a sense of nostalgia can help drive billions of dollars in sales. That’s invaluable at a time when food makers face greater competition from

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A tour group enters the vault exhibit containing the “secret recipe” for Coca-Cola at the World of Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta. The 127-year-old recipe for Coke sits inside an imposing steel vault that’s bathed in red security lights, while security cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a secret. smaller players and cheaper supermarket store brands

that appeal to cash-strapped Americans.

It’s why companies such as Coca-Cola and Twinkies’

owner Hostess play up the notion that their recipes are sacred, unchanging documents that need to be closely guarded. As it turns out, some recipes have changed over time, while others may not have. Either way, they all stick to the same script that their formulas have remained the same. John Ruff, who formerly headed research & development at Kraft Foods, said companies often recalibrate ingredients for various reasons, including new regulations, fluctuations in commodity costs and other issues that impact mass food production. “It’s almost this mythological thing, the secret formula,” said the president of the Institute of Food Technologists, which studies the science of food. “I would be amazed if formulas (for big brands) haven’t changed.” This summer, the Twinkies cream-filled cakes many Americans grew up snacking on made a comeback

after being off shelves for about nine months following the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands. At the time, the new owners promised the spongy yellow cakes would taste just like people remember. A representative for Hostess, Hannah Arnold, said in an email that Twinkies today are “remarkably close to the original recipe,” noting that the first three ingredients are still enriched flour, water and sugar. Yet a box of Twinkies now lists more than 25 ingredients and has a shelf-life of 45 days, almost three weeks longer than the 26 days from just a year ago. That suggests the ingredients have been tinkered with, to say the least, since they were created in 1930. “When Twinkies first came out they were largely made from fresh ingredients,” notes Steve Ettlinger, author of “Twinkie, Deconstructed,” which traced the roots of the cake’s many modern-day industrial ingredients.



Around The World WASHINGTON The White House is reluctantly preparing to accept an Egyptian government that could be a democracy in name only, two years after the U.S. supported the overthrow of its dictator in the name of democracy. The U.S. is still holding out hope that Egypt’s military-backed interim leaders will cede power once elections scheduled for early next year are held and that an inclusive government will be formed under a publicly drafted constitution. But if that doesn’t happen — and the military’s bloody crackdowns last week of political opponents dampen those hopes — the Obama administration cannot afford to distance itself from even an authoritarian Egypt. BRIEFLY ... ● QALANDIA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank — Palestinian officials said they called off a planned round of peace talks Monday after Israeli soldiers killed three protesters during clashes following an arrest raid in the West Bank. ● CHONTALPA, Mexico — Hundreds of Central Americans riding atop a cargo train in hopes of getting to the United States were being threatened and extorted by armed men before the train derailed and killed at least six, survivors told The Associated Press. ● JAKARTA, Indonesia — One of Indonesia’s most influential Islamic groups is urging the government to cancel the Miss World pageant scheduled for next month, saying the exposure of skin by women in a competition violates Muslim teachings, an official said Monday.


Kerry calls chemical arms use in Syria ‘obscenity’ by JULIE PACE Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday outlined the clearest justification yet for U.S. military action in Syria, saying there was “undeniable” evidence of a largescale chemical weapons attack, with intelligence strongly signaling that Bashar Assad’s regime was responsible. Kerry, speaking to reporters at the State Department, said last week’s attack “should shock the conscience” of the world.

“The indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children and Kerry innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. By any standard, it is inexcusable and — despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured — it is undeniable,” said Kerry, the highest-ranking U.S. official to confirm the attack in the Damascus suburbs that activists say

killed hundreds of people. “This international norm cannot be violated without consequences,” he added. Officials said President Barack Obama has not decided how to respond to the use of deadly gases, a move the White House said last year would cross a “red line.” But the U.S., along with allies in Europe, appeared to be laying the groundwork for the most aggressive response since Syria’s civil war began more than two years ago. Two administration officials said the U.S. was expected to make public a

more formal determination of chemical weapons use today, with an announcement of Obama’s response likely to follow quickly. The officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the internal deliberations. The international community appeared to be considering action that would punish Assad for deploying deadly gases, not sweeping measures aimed at ousting the Syrian leader or strengthening rebel forces. The focus of the internal debate underscores

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DAMASCUS, Syria — U.N. experts collected samples and testimony from Syrian doctors and victims of an alleged chemical weap-

ons attack Monday following a treacherous journey through government and rebel-held territory, where their convoy was hit by snipers. As U.S. officials said there was very little doubt

that Syria used chemical weapons and Western powers stepped up calls for swift military action, President Bashar Assad’s government vowed to defend itself against any international attack, warning that such an

intervention would ignite turmoil across the region. It also would bring the U.S. closer to a conflict that has killed more than 100,000 people since Assad cracked down on Arab Spring-inspired protesters

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the scant international appetite for a large-scale deployment of forces in Syria and the limited number of other options that could significantly change the trajectory of the conflict. “We continue to believe that there’s no military solution here that’s good for the Syrian people, and that the best path forward is a political solution,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said. “This is about the violation of an international norm against the use of chemical weapons and how we should respond to that. “

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In this image taken from amateur video appears to show a presumed U.N. staff member measuring and photographing a canister Monday in the suburb of Moadamiyeh in Damascus, Syria, where the Syrian regime allegedly used deadly chemical weapons. U.N. experts collected samples and testimony from Syrian doctors and victims of an alleged chemical weapons attack, following a treacherous journey through government and rebel-held territory.

in March 2011. Syria’s civil war has been increasingly defined by sectarian killings between the Sunni-led rebellion and Assad’s regime, dominated by Alawites, an offshoot of Shiite Islam. It would essentially pit the U.S. and regional allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar in a proxy war against Iran, which is providing weapons to the Syrian government’s counterinsurgency, along with Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese group that also has aided Assad’s forces militarily. Deputy Foreign Minister Faysal Mikdad told The Associated Press in an interview in Damascus that such an attack would trigger “chaos in the entire world.”




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talkington: Small class sizes provide better opportunities to learn FROM page A1 “We’ve been friends since seventh grade. I know I’ll always have people I can depend on still here even after we go on to college,” Francesca Moreno said. And the small class sizes have allowed the girls more one-on-one opportunities for learning, Brianna Campos pointed out. “The teachers here don’t necessarily grab you by the hand and do everything for you, but they get you to where you need to be to go to where you want to be,” she said. Because Talkington is a school designed to create and foster female leaders, all students are pushed towards pursuing a college education. Coronado said by now, the girls were to have told the school’s college-bound advisor five universities they’ll be applying to. Susan Wells, director of development of the Foundation for the Education of Young Women, said the high school graduation rate for the five public single-gender schools like Talkington in Texas is 100 percent. Likewise, the college admission record is 100 percent, and 94 percent of the all-girls school graduates go to college. These numbers are in spite of the fact that a high percentage of the students at those schools are economically disadvantaged, Wells said. For Talkington that number was 62.2 percent last school year, according to Texas Education Agency records. Yet on the latest 2013 state assessment results, Talkington students exceeded the target score in student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness by a wide margin. “The atmosphere in the school is they believe and know that college will change their life trajec-

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English teacher Melissa Durham explains the senior project to her class of the first seniors in school history at Talkington School for Young Women Leaders on Monday. tory,” Wells said. “It gets to be a peer culture of high achievement in all of our schools. They all know how important college is to their future.” The Talkington seniors said they’ve been given many opportunities to visit colleges throughout their middle and high school years — another benefit of a small class. In addition to Texas Tech, their hometown option, they’ve taken class trips to the University of Texas, Texas Woman’s University, Our Lady of the Lake University and others. Many of the students not only have their college decision narrowed down, but they also know what they’d like to major in. Plans to become doctors, engineers, detectives and teachers were mentioned by the group. But others still aren’t quite ready to accept that the days of donning purple and black uniform polos

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Senior Britt Steggs, 17, helps with the discussion about senior projects at Talkington School for Young Women Leaders on Monday. are almost over. “We’ve known each other so long. The thought of us leaving this place and

standoff: PTSD may be to blame FROM page A1 felony warrant for probation revocation with warnings of armed and dangerous, violent tendency, escape risk and just some other things personally about him that led us to believe that it could be a dangerous situation for the police and everyone involved,” Lewis said. Lewis said it was believed Edmeier was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Uniformed officers and SWAT set up a perimeter around the house after the subject threatened to kill anyone who tried to approach the home.

Edmeier, armed with two AR-15 rifles, two to three large caliber handguns and body armor, threatened to shoot anyone who approached the house. The subject took no hostages, and allowed his roommate to leave the house. A negotiator spent about an hour talking with Edmeier before convincing him to surrender, said Lewis. “He did come out of the house without incident and gave himself up,” he said. Lubbock police arrested him for probation violations, and was booked into Lubbock County Detention Center.

Edmeier was serving two years’ community supervision for his third conviction for driving while intoxicated. He pleaded guilty before District Judge Jim Bob Darnell in February, but prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Edmeier’s probation earlier this month for failing to submit a drug test, missing a curfew check and failing to attend the county DWI court program. A-J Media courts reporter Walt Nett contributed to this story.  766-8742 Follow R.S. on Twitter @AJ_RSDouglas

covenant: Hospital fficials say assistance will be provided FROM page A1 care services available in our community going forward,” said Richard Parks, executive vice president and CEO of Covenant Health. The statement attributes the employee layoffs to a $12.5 million decrease in reimbursements for Covenant Health and says the institution will provide assistance for the employees being laid off to find other positions. “Reductions in reimbursement from the Affordable Care Act, sequestration cuts to Medicare funding and additional legislative reductions will result in an estimated $12.5 million decrease in reimbursements for Covenant Health not only this year but in the years to come as well,” the statement reads. “Covenant, like other health providers, faces pressure to reduce costs and accelerate the need to find ways to prepare for changing financial conditions.” The release does not give specific information

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going to college — while we think about it, we’re not quite ready to grasp that,” Moreno said.

But was the experiment successful? With one full school year left, only time will tell. But the girls —

and their beloved teachers — feel they’ve already left their mark. “They’re perfect examples of perseverance,” said Melissa Durham, the girls’ English teacher since the very beginning. “They came together not knowing each other.” Along with the staff in 2008, the girls were part of not only a new school, but also a new concept of public education in Lubbock. “We had to go through all this together with our teachers. We figured out where we were, and we figured out who we were as people. It made a lot of change on us because we grew to be the people we are today,” said Britt Steggs. “I’d like to think we left a big impact on our school.” “I think we kind of set the standard for everyone else,” said Mariah Davila. “We made history count so others can continue the legacy.”





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A new proposal from the Texas Department of Transportation could cost the city of Lubbock more than $1 million a year —

about one penny on the tax roll. The proposed Turn Back Program will relinquish the state’s control over more than 10,000 lane-miles of non-freeway highways in cities with a population of at least 50,000, returning control and the costs accompanying it to local governments. “The objective of the Turn Back Program is to transfer ownership of state owned roads — used primarily for local traffic purposes — to local governments. This includes roads that have lower

residents and average daibusinesses. ly traffic or For example, roads that through a benefit local transfer, a logovernments cal governsocially and ment would economicalFrullo Perry have total ly,” said Tx- Duncan control of trafDOT spokesfic flow, parking, driveway access, man Mark Cross. “The program ensures local speed limits, road closures, and control and allows local govern- maintenance schedules.” The local roads eligible for the ments to make decisions that better protect property values SEE TXDOT, page B4 and respond to the needs of local

Tech named tops for investment AffordableCollegesOnline. org has named Texas Tech No. 28 in the country for “Affordable Colleges with High Returns.” The site computed Tech’s 30-year return on investment to be $328,000. Tuition for the 2013-14 school year is $7,517. Tech was ranked out of 875 schools that met certain criteria, including a four-year tuition of less than $40,000. Lubbock Christian University was chosen along with 48 other Texas schools for having one of the highest returns in the state.


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Police seek help in hit-and-run case Lubbock police are seeking help identifying a man they believe is involved in an Aug. 18 hit-and-run accident. The accident occurred at the Amigos Supermarket in the 100 block of North University Avenue, according to Lubbock police Sgt. Robert Hook. Police have released an image of the man captured by a surveillance camera. Anyone with information on the case can call 775-2732 or email Hook at

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An Amarillo appellate court has reinstated a woman’s lawsuit in Hockley County over injuries she received at United Supermarket in Levelland while employees chased down a shoplifter. A three-judge panel overturned 286th District Judge Pat Phelan’s ruling in a lawsuit Tony and Mary Guerra filed in 2010, some two years after the shoplifting incident. Phelan granted United’s motion for summary judgment saying there were no arguments of material fact. According to court documents, the Guerras were shopping in the store on Dec. 5, 2008 an incident occurred involving a shoplifter trying to get away from at least two store employees. Mary Guerra alleged in the suit that something struck her from behind in the store, leaving her leaning against a store wall in pain. United contended there was no evidence she was actually struck during the melee. In addition, the grocer argued that because the situation involved a shoplifting incident, the store was not liable. In a deposition, Mary Guerra said she didn’t see anything. “All I know is I had a real hard hit on my back,” she said. The appellate court finding states that video from four store cameras was

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Construction workers lay the groundwork for what will eventually becoming a new neighborhood. New housing developments are underway in Abernathy.

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Abernathy has a new neighborhood — and will soon have another one after that. Progress continues on the town’s Parkview housing development, while construction plans are set for the Legacy Acres tract. “We’re continually building — we’ve used all our lots, and it’s time to add some more,” said City Manager Mike Cypert. The Parkview addition is in the central part of the town of 2,800 just north of Lubbock on Interstate 27. The neighborhood will eventually contain 59 lots. Home sizes are between about 1,400 and 2,500 square feet and values within the $120,000 to $200,000 range, according to developer Stephen Qualls. Qualls described Parkview as a comfortable neighborhood that can give its residents a great place to live if they follow its policies. For example, home owners must avoid excessive noise and keep their lawns mowed, he said.

“They have strict deed restrictions to ensure the quality of the neighborhood for generations to come,” he said. Charlotte Cook, one of the block’s new homeowners, reported she was happy to get settled. The former Spokane, Wash., resident had been staying with family since she arrived in the area July 25. “It’s almost ready to move in,” she said. “I’m really glad to be here.” Rhetta Riley, a local Realtor, said most houses in the new neighborhood and the rest of Abernathy are selling fairly quickly. “The market has been busy,” she said. The Parkview project began in 2004 with construction of Deer Court, the first of its four north-andsouth residential streets. With that block about 80 percent completed, Qualls and Cypert estimate, construction is in early stages of nearby Buffalo Court. Sewer lines have been installed, and other utility installment and streetwork is underway now. Houses are anticipated to follow next. “It shouldn’t be long before they’re ready to build on,” Cypert said. When work on Buffalo Court reaches the close-to-completion stages that Deer Court is in now, de-

velopers will begin the third phase of the project — Elk and Antelope Courts. Their construction process will be similar to that of their preceding two streets. About four blocks north of Parkview, construction is anticipated to begin in about a month for Legacy Acres, a separate home-development project. Qualls said working with city hall had helped determine that economic growth could trigger a need for more housing in coming years. “The city has a lot of foresight — they know there’s going to be a tremendous demand,” he said. He and Cypert described some of the specific activities that could lead to growth in their community, such as negotiations with utility and other companies. “We can see with the business expansion in North Lubbock and the gas and oil play that is starting in Abernathy — plus wind and solar energy projects and the planned expansion of Antelope Station — there’s going to be a tremendous housing shortage in Abernathy,” Qualls said.  766-8796 Follow Josie on Twitter @josiemusico

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Lubbock County Commissioners awarded a 7.5 percent pay increase to Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jean Anne Stratton. Commissioners on Monday, Aug.

26, accepted a recommendation from the county’s citizenbased grievance committee to raise Stratton’s $57,600 salary by $4,300 to $61,900 after Stratton Stratton requested the raise during a grievance hearing last week. “This is their job and they should be able to make a decent living at it,” Commissioner Patti Jones said in accepting Stratton’s raise while lamenting other officials also deserve a raise. Stratton was the only elected of-

ficial to request a raise during the process. Commissioners otherwise are not giving across-the-board pay raises to elected officials this year, though Sheriff Kelly Rowe also is slated to receive a raise as part of the 2013-14 budget. The grievance committee, consisting of volunteers who previously served on grand juries, voted 8-1 to give Stratton a raise. “That doesn’t give us a mandate, but it’s a good recommendation or a good idea that that many people (agreed),” County Judge Tom Head said. Stratton said she felt justified

asking for a raise because of extra workload in her court, adding the state recently gave justice of the peace courts expanded jurisdiction, hearing cases where the amount in dispute is up to $10,000 — up from $5,000. Elected officials received four raises in the past 12 years, with the most recent being a 3.14 percent cost of living adjustment in 2011. Commissioners voted last year to freeze pay for elected officials. Stratton, along with Judges Jim Dulin and Aurora Hernandez, last SEE COUNTY, page B4

South Plains College has released the 2013 fall schedule for its on-campus pool. Membership is free for SPC staff, students and Hockley County seniors. For full-time SPC staff family, the cost is $75 per year. The family rate, which covers two parents and two children, is $150 per semester. The couples rate is $100 per semester, and guest rates are $3 per person. The pool will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for Labor Day, Oct. 11 for fall break and Nov. 27-29 for Thanksgiving. n Lap Swim Only: Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m. n Recreational and Lap Swim: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. The following community classes will begin Sept. 3 and run until Dec. 6. The cost for registration is $70. n Early Bird Swim (lap swimming only): 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. n Shallow and Deep Water Aerobics (non-instructional): 7:15 to 8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. n Arthritis class (instructional): 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday. n Water Aerobics (instructional): 5 to 6 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Community Lubbock Chorale looking for singers The Lubbock Chorale is looking for people to join them in its 38th season for, “Musical Magic: Medieval to Modern.” A rehearsal will be held today, Aug. 27. Anyone interested should call, 792-9220 to reserve an interview. For more information, visit

Monterey band holds fund-raising effort The Monterey High School band boosters are raising money by selling toilet paper and paper towels. Prices are $.29 cents per roll and $1 per roll of paper towels. The drive will run through Friday, Aug. 30, and the products will be delivered on Sept. 28. Florida-based Paper-Funds is helping the Monterey High School band. Order forms are available at the band hall, 3211 47th St. For more information, call 759-6102 or email, From staff reports




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Almanac Temperature High/low ..................................... 89/67 Normal high/low ........................ 90/65 Last year high/low ...................... 91/66 Record high ..................... 102 in 1922 Record low ......................... 51 in 2010

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Births Mr. Demar Lacy and Ms. Secilia of Lubbock, a girl weighing 5 pounds, 5 ounces at 11:13 a.m. July 23 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Escobedo of Lubbock, a boy weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces at 2:08 a.m. Aug. 5 at University Medical Center. Mr. Jeffrey Smith and Mrs. Angela Salazar of Lubbock, a boy weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces at 2:27 p.m. Aug. 5 at University Medical Center. Mr. James Tate and Ms. Elexis Banks of Lubbock, a girl weighing 8 pounds, 10 ounces at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5 at University Medical Center. Ms. Heather Yarbrough of Post, a girl weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces at 6:26 a.m. Aug. 6 at University Medical Center. Mr. James Lynn and Ms. Rebekkah Rivas of Denver City, a girl weighing 3 pounds, 9 ounces at 8:38 a.m. Aug. 6 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Justin Cole of Portales, N.M., a girl weighing 4 pounds, 14 ounces at 4:06 a.m. Aug. 6 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Perez of Brownfield, a boy weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces at 9:32 p.m. Aug. 6 at University Medical Center. Mr. Garcia and Ms. Castillo of Lubbock, a boy weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces at 3:55 p.m. Aug. 6 at University Medical Center. Mr. Archer and Ms. Ursua of Lubbock, a girl weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces at 12:21 p.m. Aug. 6 at University Medical Center. Mr. Alexander Pierce and Ms. Alayna Mendez of Lubbock, a girl weighing 9 pounds, 12 ounces on Aug. 6 at University Medical Center. Mr. Justin Hartway and Ms. Stina Hernandez of Tahoka, a boy weighing 5 pounds at 1:49 p.m. and a boy weighing 7 pounds at 1:50 p.m. Aug. 6 at University Medical Center. Mr. Guadalupe Tapia Jr. and Ms. Evelyn Morales of Wolfforth, a boy weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces at 1:29 a.m. Aug. 7 at University Medical Center. Mr. Paul A. Reyes and Ms. Laura Ramirez of Lubbock, a girl weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces at 1:04 a.m. Aug. 7 at University Medical Center. Mr. Nathan Saenz and Ms. Ashley Brooke Castillo of Lubbock, a boy weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces at 2:26 a.m. Aug. 7 at University Medical Center. Mr. Mike Ivey and Ms. Anna Schmid of Lubbock, a girl weighing 7 pounds at 2:52 a.m. Aug. 7 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Eric Zuniga of Lubbock, a girl weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces at 3:32 a.m. Aug. 7 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Cobles of Lubbock, a boy weighing 6 pounds at 11:49 p.m. Aug. 7 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Brandon and Rebecca Hobgood of Lubbock, a girl weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces at 7:28 a.m. Aug. 7 at University Medical Center. Mr. Francisco Vasquez and Ms. Ana Lopez of Amherst, a girl weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 7 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Bordayo of Lubbock, a girl weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces at 4:24 a.m. Aug. 8 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Eli Baez of Lubbock, a boy weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces at 7:20 p.m. Aug. 8 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Martinez of Lubbock, a girl weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces at 5:51 a.m. Aug. 8 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Marcos and Holly Garza of Lubbock, a boy weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces at 7:11 a.m. Aug. 8 at University Medical Center. Mr. Juan Flores and Ms. Angel Ochoa of Lubbock, a girl weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces on Aug. 9 at University Medical Center. Mr. and Mrs. Hayden and Laura Parker of Seminole, a boy weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces at 8:50 a.m. Aug. 9 at University Medical Center. Mr. Joseph Hernandez and Ms. Breanda Fabila of Lubbock, a girl weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces at 3:20 a.m. Aug. 9 at University Medical Center. Mr. Valenzuela and Ms. Mendoza of Slaton, a girl weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces at 1:11 a.m. Aug. 9 at University Medical Center.




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Abilene ............. 93 71 0.00 90 71 pc Albuquerque..... 87 67 0.03 87 63 pc Galveston ......... 83 77 1.25 90 79 pc Amarillo ........... 90 69 0.00 88 63 s Carlsbad ........... 93 68 0.00 89 67 s Houston ........... 81 75 0.75 93 75 t Austin............... 90 77 0.06 96 72 t Cloudcroft ........ 71 52 0.00 70 49 s Longview ......... 95 73 0.00 97 70 pc Beaumont......... 80 76 0.79 91 74 pc Clovis ............... 88 64 0.00 85 63 s Midland ............ 91 72 0.00 89 69 t College Station . 91 76 0.01 95 75 t Hobbs .............. 86 64 0.00 89 66 s Plainview.......... 90 63 0.00 85 65 s Corpus Christi .. 88 78 0.59 94 74 t Portales............ 88 64 0.00 87 63 s San Angelo....... 90 69 0.00 89 70 t Dalhart ............. 92 63 0.00 90 61 s Roswell ............ 92 69 0.00 89 66 s San Antonio ..... 92 77 0.05 92 75 t Dallas ............... 96 75 0.00 98 76 s Ruidoso ........... 75 57 0.00 75 55 s Waco ................ 94 74 0.01 96 73 t El Paso ............. 91 73 0.00 89 73 s Santa Fe ........... 84 60 0.03 85 57 s Wichita Falls ..... 95 72 0.00 96 73 s Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice, Prc.-Precipitation, Tr.-Trace

Winds yesterday Highest speed ................................. 15 Highest gust .................................... 20

State Extremes Yesterday

Regional Cities

Statistics for Lubbock for the 24-hour period ending 6 p.m. yesterday

Direction .............. South by Southeast Time occurred ......................... 11 a.m.

Things To Do Ice Cream Sundaes — 12:45 p.m. Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst St. $1. 767-2702. Handwriting Analysis — 6:30 p.m. Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th St. Ages 18 and older. $7. 767-2710. OLLI-Fall Kick-Off Event — 5-6:30 p.m. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 17th Street and University Avenue. Learn about upcoming fall semester classes. 742-6554. Aerobics — 8:30-9:30 a.m. UMC Activities Center, 5217 82nd St. $5. 783-8829. Belly Dancing — 6-7 p.m. UMC Activities Center, 5217 82nd St. $5. 783-9035. Creative Writing — 10 a.m.-noon, Cimarron Room, Carillon, 1717 Norfolk Ave. For seniors. 281-6278. Exercise Class — 6-7 p.m. First Church of the Nazarene, 6110 Chicago Ave. Free. Focuses on strength, flexibility and endurance. Easy on the knees. 790-3651 Lubbock Area Square and Round Dance Federation — 8 p.m. LASRDF Dance Center, 2305 120th St. Tuesday Rounds Round Dance Club. 799-1324, 7996734. NIA — 6-7 p.m., YWCA, 3101 35th St. Body and soul movement to music. 792-2723. Pilates — 11 a.m.-noon. UMC Activities

Center, 5217 82nd St. $5. 783-9035. Simply Meditate — 7-8 p.m. Bodhichitta Kadampa Buddhist Center, 6701 Aberdeen Ave. Adults, $10 and students, $5. 787-2499. Strictly Strength — 5:30-6:30 p.m. UMC Activities Center, 5217 82nd St. $5. 783-8829. Taekwondo — 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Maggie Trejo Center, 3200 Amherst St. All ages. First lesson free, $25 a month. 767-2705. Taekwondo — 6:30-8 p.m. Maxey Center, 4020 30th St. 767-3796. T’ai Chi Chih — 8:30-9:30 a.m. YWCA, 3105 35th St. Suitable for all ages. 7922723. Write Right — 6:30-8 p.m. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th St. A group for writers. 747-0321. Yoga Pilates — 5:30 p.m. UMC Activities, 5217 82nd St. 783-9035. Zumba — 6 p.m. YWCA, 3101 35th St. 792-2723. Zumba — 6:45 p.m. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University Ave. Ages teen and older. $20 monthly. 767-3706.

teen and older. $30 per session. 7673724. Advanced Line Dancing — 10:40-11:55 a.m. UMC Activities Center, 5217 82nd St. $5. 783-8829. Diamond Plus Dancers Square Dance Club — 7-10 p.m. Lubbock Area Square & Round Dance Center, 2305 120th St. 765-8736. DivorceCare Recovery — 6:30-8:15 p.m. LakeRidge United Methodist Church, 4701 82nd St. Call to register for free child care. 794-4015, ext. 556. Hatha Yoga — 5:30-6:30 p.m. UMC Activities Center, 5217 82nd St. $5. 783-8829. Jazzercise — 8:45 and 4:30 p.m. YWCA, 3101 35th St. All ages welcome. 7943118. Seated Yoga Pilates — 10:35-11:30 a.m. UMC Activities Center, 5217 82nd St. $5. 783-8829. Strictly Strength — 8 a.m. UMC Activities Center, 5217 82nd St. $5. 783-8829.

Events Send information to Lifestyles Calendar, P.O. Box 491, Lubbock, TX 79408 at least a week in advance. Please include a phone number to be published.

Wednesday Acrylic Painting — 1-4 p.m. Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave. Ages

From The A-J’s Pages


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Lubbock public school trustees voted Thursday to leave the tax rate at 90 cents per $100 valuation and reduced the 1989 budget by $4.6 million.


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The Wink Spudders, defending champions, clinched a place in the West Texas-New Mexico League Shaughnessy playoff season last night by defeating the third place Midland Cardinals.

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Oil (WTI)






14946.46 down 64.05

3657.57 down .22

2321.80 down 7.42

1393.00 down 2.70

2400.8 up 27.5

1.3386 down .0004

102.00 down 1.00

84.90 up .82

StockS of LocaL IntereSt PE

1.80 1.40 .04 ... .68 ... 2.76f .24 ... 2.52 ... 1.04 .40 .76 .68f .15e .77e .46e

25 16 26 ... 13 52 11 19 74 9 ... 25 12 17 17 ... ... ...

Last 33.82 41.87 14.49 15.29 23.83 96.89 66.31 18.70 9.67 87.09 21.20 60.35 16.41 23.61 76.35 11.19 38.23 30.41

Daily YTD %Chg %Chg Name -1.40 +.10 -.50 +3.30 -.10 +.80 -.40 -.10 -.20 -.50 -.30 +.20 -.20 -.70 -.50 -1.10 -1.10 +.90

+.30 +19.20 +24.80 -51.90 +21.30 +20.30 +14.30 +14.00 +24.10 +.60 +30.10 +54.70 +26.70 +12.50 +23.20 +14.80 -13.80 -34.40

PetroLeum High



LIGHT SWEET CRUDE (NYMX) 1,000 bbl.- dollars per bbl. Oct 13 106.91 107.37 105.56 105.92 Nov 13 106.12 106.58 105.01 105.35 Dec 13 104.95 105.32 103.87 104.16 Jan 14 103.32 103.57 102.57 102.78 Feb 14 102.30 102.31 101.30 101.45 Mar 14 100.95 100.95 100.00 100.25 Apr 14 99.30 99.33 99.01 99.13 May 14 98.19 98.42 98.19 98.21 Jun 14 97.89 97.93 97.00 97.36 Jul 14 96.53 96.59 96.49 96.49 Est. sales 287,195. Fri’s sales 523,035 Fri’s open int. 1,828,271, +7,776 NY HARBOR GAS BLEND (NYMX) 42,000 gallons- dollars per gallon Sep 13 3.0051 3.0081 2.9470 2.9517 Oct 13 2.8731 2.8740 2.8299 2.8345 Nov 13 2.8255 2.8261 2.7914 2.7942 Dec 13 2.7943 2.7943 2.7643 2.7665 Jan 14 2.7677 2.7796 2.7520 2.7543 Feb 14 2.7692 2.7733 2.7503 2.7530 Mar 14 2.7768 2.7803 2.7628 2.7628 Apr 14 2.9186 2.9277 2.9074 2.9078 May 14 2.9144 2.9144 2.8957 2.8957 Jun 14 2.8843 2.8843 2.8677 2.8677 Est. sales 118,343. Fri’s sales 152,366 Fri’s open int. 270,279, -2,374 NATURAL GAS (NYMX) 10,000 mm btu’s, $ per mm btu Sep 13 3.511 3.545 3.476 3.513 Oct 13 3.550 3.583 3.514 3.553 Nov 13 3.688 3.699 3.635 3.668 Dec 13 3.844 3.866 3.807 3.835 Jan 14 3.932 3.950 3.893 3.920 Feb 14 3.930 3.948 3.900 3.922 Mar 14 3.908 3.911 3.856 3.889 Apr 14 3.835 3.853 3.795 3.822 May 14 3.850 3.861 3.818 3.842 Jun 14 3.889 3.892 3.857 3.872 Est. sales 156,825. Fri’s sales 234,860 Fri’s open int. 1,338,372, -8,415

Chg. -.50 -.37 -.37 -.33 -.27 -.24 -.23 -.22 -.22 -.22

-.0555 -.0362 -.0287 -.0249 -.0228 -.0214 -.0209 -.0198 -.0198 -.0196

+.028 +.032 +.025 +.021 +.021 +.023 +.023 +.019 +.017 +.016



COLOR, LEAF 51-5 32-3

32 79.75 78.00 76.25 33 82.00 79.00 76.25 34 82.75 82.57 79.00 35 84.75 82.50 79.75 36 86.50 81.75 80.25 37 86.50 83.50 80.25 W.T. Purchases: 137 Previous Day: 0

78.50 80.75 81.50 81.75 83.00 83.00

MIKE DIFFERENCES Readings SouthNorth E.T./ east Delta Okla. 24 and below 0 0 -875

... -.20 +.82 +.55 +.57 +.47 +.31 +.40 +.40 +.38



77.00 78.00 80.25 81.25 82.50 76.75

75.00 75.50 77.25 78.00 78.00 78.00

West Texas -900



13 23 14 19 30 18 ... 52 26 ... 19 24 15 67 ... 14 11 14

34.15 66.69 20.03 79.69 44.87 61.27 166.00 3.67 13.27 19.93 31.89 39.19 27.61 75.21 23.49 73.03 42.39 27.71

-1.70 -.20 +.90 -.20 -.50 -.60 -.40 -.90 ... -.60 -1.10 +.30 -.50 -.10 -.80 -.60 -.90 -.80

+27.90 +31.60 +7.50 +16.50 +1.10 +45.90 +16.60 +26.80 +29.60 +21.60 +1.60 +26.90 +11.40 +55.30 -16.30 +7.00 +24.00 +3.70

CHICAGO (AP)-Futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange yesterday:





CATTLE (CME) 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Aug 13 123.90 123.90 122.95 123.40 Oct 13 127.50 127.87 126.95 127.15 Dec 13 130.37 130.52 124.80 130.17 Feb 14 131.72 132.02 131.37 131.57 Apr 14 132.60 132.85 127.82 132.82 Jun 14 127.10 127.40 126.95 127.12 Aug 14 125.90 126.20 125.75 126.05 Est. sales 40,446. Fri’s sales 26,244 Fri’s open int. 295,057, +683 FEEDER CATTLE (CME) 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Aug 13 154.97 154.97 154.40 154.40 Sep 13 156.85 157.15 154.10 154.12 Oct 13 159.05 159.37 155.85 155.85 Nov 13 159.52 159.77 156.52 156.75 Jan 14 158.50 158.90 155.60 155.62 Mar 14 157.75 158.00 155.20 155.20 Apr 14 158.20 158.20 156.65 156.65 May 14 158.40 158.40 156.75 156.75 Est. sales 5,810. Fri’s sales 5,731 Fri’s open int. 36,722, -4 HOGS-Lean (CME) 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Oct 13 85.57 86.12 85.55 86.02 Dec 13 82.75 83.15 82.50 83.07 Feb 14 84.82 85.25 82.45 85.20 Apr 14 84.80 85.45 84.80 85.45 May 14 88.50 89.10 88.50 89.10 Jun 14 90.50 91.35 90.50 91.35 Jul 14 89.30 90.00 89.25 89.45 Aug 14 87.90 88.40 87.90 88.40 Oct 14 76.90 76.95 76.90 76.95 Dec 14 74.50 Est. sales 21,389. Fri’s sales 33,061 Fri’s open int. 298,817, -1,352


Quotations are the approximate prices reported to the Agricultural Marketing Service for qualities equal to the U.S. official Color, Leaf and Staple standard. Prices are for micronaire (mike) readings of 35-36 and 43-49, strength 23.5-25.4 grams per tex, compressed, free of all charges, car or truck, in the market. Price trend: HIGHER Staple

Div .92 1.50f .20 2.27 1.76 .86 3.33e .05e .16 .31e 1.12 1.12 .08 ... ... 1.88 1.20 1.12


+.30 +.45 +.95 +.85 +1.10 +.80 +.70

-.60 -2.53 -3.00 -2.77 -2.58 -2.32 -1.40 -1.55

+.92 +.82 +.70 +.80 +.80 +1.18 +.50 +.65 +.15 ...


NEW YORK (AP)-Cotton No. 2 futures on the N.Y.Cotton Exchange:

COTTON 2 (ICE) 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Sep 13 93.32 Oct 13 85.25 85.25 85.05 85.25 Dec 13 84.93 85.54 84.25 84.90 Mar 14 84.16 84.66 83.69 84.05 May 14 83.45 84.02 83.33 83.72 Jul 14 83.21 83.35 82.80 83.19 Oct 14 78.17 Dec 14 77.75 77.75 77.05 77.60 Mar 15 77.35 May 15 77.29 Est. sales 13,072. Fri’s sales 18,227 Fri’s open int. 186,853, -3,913

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7Mkt. Avgs -992

25 27 30 33 35 37 43 50 53

Southeast thru 26 -825 thru 29 -425 thru 32 -275 thru 34 -150 thru 36 0 thru 42 0 thru 49 0 thru 52 -325 and above -475

18.5 19.5 20.5 21.5 22.5 23.5 24.5 25.5 26.5 28.5 29.5 30.5 32.5

thru 19.4 thru 20.4 thru 21.4 thru 22.4 thru 23.4 thru 24.4 thru 25.4 thru 26.4 thru 28.4 thru 29.4 thru 30.4 thru 32.4 and above


0 0 -425 -350 -300 -250 -200 -25 0 0 25 50 50

Cotton (Dec.)

GraIn Daily YTD %Chg %Chg


NEW YORK (AP)-Futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange yesterday:



Aug 28

Sep 5

Sep 12

Sep 19

North Delta -1000 -650 -325 -125 0 25 0 -225 -375

E.T./ Okla. -825 -575 -300 -150 0 15 0 -240 -375

STRENGTH 0 -175 0 -175 -300 -150 -250 -125 -200 -100 -175 -100 -150 -100 -25 -50 0 0 0 0 25 25 50 50 50 50 U.S. SPOT COTTON BASE 84.00 83.00 83.00 81.75 81.75 78.25 79.25 81.57 80.31

West Texas -850 -575 -350 -175 0 15 0 -265 -400

7Mkt. Avgs -933 -782 -439 -218 0 19 0 -301 -421

-175 -175 -150 -125 -100 -100 -100 -50 0 0 25 25 25

-175 -175 -317 -254 -196 -168 -150 -64 0 0 25 46 61

PURCHASES 1673 504 411 90 137 0 0 2815 1977 18753 89.85

Dagoberto Noyola Rodriguez and Pilar Raquel Pinor-Reyes Roberto Fabila and Yolanda Garcia Llanas Jay Dean Clay and Rosaura Isabel Bursiaga Corey Wayne Pennell and Kristina Marie Stewart Ernest Damon Cleveland and Carla Yvette Taylor

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Raul Perez Jr. and Nora Perez David Tadlock and Nicole Tadlock Virginia Garcia Flores and Antonio Molina Flores Cory Dean Church and Lara Elaine Church Eris Renee Harris and Chester D’Marco Harris


Jerry Spoon and Mist Dawn Spoon Sharyn Allison and James Allison Orlando Gonzalez Tijerina and Dora Ramirez Tijerina Heather Dawn Boggs and Cody Ray Boggs Joshua Hernandez and Dominica Mercedes Hernandez





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Sun and Moon today Sunrise/set ........... 7:18 a.m./8:19 p.m. Moonrise/set ............... none/1:56 p.m.

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High ..................................... 99 in Fort Worth Low ............................................ 63 in Dalhart

KANSAS CITY (AP)-Wheat futures on the Kansas City Board of Trade yesterday:





WHEAT (CBOT) 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Sep 13 640 665 640 654.75 Dec 13 652 676.50 651.25 666.75 Mar 14 663.75 688.25 663.75 678.75 May 14 670.75 694.50 670.25 685.75 Jul 14 665.25 689.25 665 680.50 Sep 14 679.50 698 679.50 689.75 Dec 14 692 708.75 692 701.25 Mar 15 700 714 700 707.75 May 15 702 707.75 702 707.75 Jul 15 698 711.50 698 703.50 Est. sales 152,746. Fri’s sales 75,163 Fri’s open int. 387,500, -12,945 CORN (CBOT) 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Sep 13 500.75 522.75 500.75 515.75 Dec 13 480 508.25 479 500.50 Mar 14 489.50 520 489.50 512.50 May 14 496.75 527.50 496.75 520 Jul 14 503 532.25 503 525 Sep 14 510 530.25 499.25 523 Dec 14 510 534 510 526.50 Mar 15 519.25 541 519.25 534.75 May 15 540.25 543.75 538.75 538.75 Jul 15 535 546 535 541.50 Est. sales 475,821. Fri’s sales 224,642 Fri’s open int. 1,120,878, -57,504 SOYBEANS (CBOT) 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Sep 13 1382.50 1435.25 1382.25 1427.75 Nov 13 1348 1398 1348 1389.50 Jan 14 1344.75 1398.25 1344.75 1387 Mar 14 1320.75 1364.25 1320.75 1353 May 14 1289.25 1329 1289.25 1318.75 Jul 14 1285 1324.50 1285 1314.50 Aug 14 1281 1297 1281 1294.25 Sep 14 1237.25 1261 1237.25 1260.25 Nov 14 1210.75 1235 1210.75 1219 Jan 15 1215.75 1235.75 1215.75 1222.75 Est. sales 378,543. Fri’s sales 246,653 Fri’s open int. 570,625, +1,343 WINTER WHEAT (KCBT) 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Sep 13 708 708.25 708 708.25 Dec 13 710 717 710 713.25 Mar 14 722 May 14 725.75 Jul 14 715 Sep 14 723.75 Dec 14 735.75 Mar 15 737.25 May 15 746 Jul 15 724.25 Est. sales 4,387. Fri’s sales 27,830 Fri’s open int. 140,292, +1,200


+20.25 +20.75 +20.75 +20.75 +20 +18 +17.50 +17.75 +18.25 +20.25

+20.25 +30.50 +30.25 +29.75 +29.25 +23.75 +21.75 +20.75 +19.75 +19

+62.50 +61.50 +58.50 +47.75 +43 +39.75 +34 +31.25 +14.50 +14.75

+12.75 +16 +17.25 +17.50 +17.50 +17.25 +17.50 +17.50 +17.50 +17.50

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In the Texas High Plains cash grain markets the bulk of the trade was mostly 35 to 38 cents, instances 53 to 54 cents higher on grain sorghum; 12 to 13 cents higher on wheat; and 19 to 23 cents higher on corn. There continues to be a more limited test since several elevators/terminals are only bidding on new crop, which eliminates some of the prices and trend comparisons for old crop bids. The front month of the futures was 20.25 cents higher on corn and 12.75 cents Higher on KW wheat. Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to country elevators as of 3:00 p.m. Grain sorghum quoted per hundredweight; wheat, corn and soybeans per bushel. Area North of the Canadian River: Grain Sorghum 9.65 - 10.28, mostly 10.28 Wheat 6.73 - 7.18 Corn 6.55 - 6.85 Triangle Area from Plainview to Canyon to Farwell: Grain Sorghum 10.46 - 10.99 Wheat 6.88 - 7.33 Corn 6.52 - 6.65 Area South of a Line from Plainview to Muleshoe: Grain Sorghum 10.28 Wheat 6.81 - 6.98 Corn N/A Elevators in the Texas South Plains reported offers for: No. 2 Grain Sorghum 11.89 - 12.07 per cwt No. 2 Yellow Corn 14.21 - 14.39 per cwt Source: USDA-TX Dept of Ag Market News Service, Amarillo, TX 806/372-6361 - Cash Bids

Change Basis Texas Midday bids and basis for


US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat Aug= 8.3825-8.3925 up 12.75 +130Uto+131U US 2 Yellow Corn NA NA US 1 Yellow Soybeans NA NA US 2 Yellow Sorghum Aug= 9.9200-10.0975

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NC=New Crop Monthly Average Prices for July 2013 Texas US 2 SRW Wheat NA US 1 HRW Wheat 8.29 US 2 Yellow Corn NA US 1 Yellow Soybeans NA US 2 Yellow Sorghum 9.98 Source: USDA Market News Service, Portland, OR Niki Davila 503-326-2237

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SPIRIT NIGHT The Family Guidance and Outreach Center of Lubbock is hosting “Spirit Night” from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4 at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 5510 Fourth St. The center will receive a portion of the proceeds if you mention them.

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Diabetes education class set Thursday The second class in a free four-week series of diabetes education classes hosted by Covenant Community Outreach is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29. The classes will focus on nutrition guidelines, carbohydrate counting and how to shop and cook for diabetes patients. Each class will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lubbock Diagnostic Clinic. Other class dates include Sept. 5 and 12. Julie Crane, registered dietitian, will be the speaker. People who attend at least three classes will receive a free glucometer. Patients will also receive a $5 voucher for 50 glucometer strips or a $10 voucher for 100 glucometer strips. To register or check on qualification for the course, call 725-5218. The Lubbock Diagnostic Clinic is located at 3506 21st St. in Suite 103.

Johnson named to LifeGift position Justin Johnson, RN, BSN, CPTC, was named the managing director of the West Region of LifeGift, a not-for-profit organ and tissue recovery agency. The position oversees operations at the Lubbock and Amarillo offices. The West Texas A&M University graduate joined LifeGift in 2007 as a donation clinical specialist in the North Region. Covenant Health System has a new Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the Covenant Health Heart Center 3 Waiting Room. The Covenant Health Foundation held a ribbon cutting on Monday, Aug. 26.

Cancer prevention study underway Enrollment for the Cancer Prevention Study 3 is still underway. The study will focus on causes and ways to prevent different types of cancer and will be conducted throughout a 20-year time span. Participants in the study must be between 30 and 65 years old, be willing to fill out a questionnaire, give a blood sample, be measured and participate in phone surveys every few years. Participants who have had cancer, except those with squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, are not eligible to participate. The study will look at how environmental factors, lifestyle and genetics play a role in cancer diagnosis. To participate in the study, visit cancerstudyTX. org.

School of Nursing to offer master degree The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Nursing will offer a nursing informatics master of science in nursing program starting in spring 2014. The program will provide advanced nursing education on clinical informatics. Email the TTUHSC Student Affairs Office at or call 743-2573 or 743-2762 for more information.

Caprock Behavioral offers autism service Caprock Behavioral Solutions is now offering services to people in the Lubbock area. The company provides services to autistic people of all ages in need of therapy or training for their caregivers. For more information, email Dana Daniel at dana@caprockbehavior. com, call (817) 964-8185 or visit caprockbehavior. com.



Can reader forego biopsy for prostate cancer? Dear Dr. Roach: I’m 77, and my doctor tells me I’m in very good health. My PSA level is high. The level has gone from 11 last June to 17 in December, and now 21. I don’t have any symptoms. The doctor wants me to have a biopsy. What do you think? I don’t want one. — T.M. Your doctor knows you better than I do. That being said, your PSA level means you are more likely than not to have prostate cancer. I can’t be sure; only a biopsy will answer the question. However, I can tell you that looking at many people in a situation similar to yours, after prostate cancer was diagnosed by PSA, early treatment with surgery did not lead to improvement in survival. It is likely that if the diagnosis were cancer, you would be offered “watchful waiting,” which means that you would be treated only when symptoms develop.


TO YOUR HEALTH Many people feel strongly that they would want to know if they had prostate cancer. Only by having that information can you make a truly informed decision. The risk from a biopsy is small, but there is a risk of infection. On the other hand, if you are sure you wouldn’t want treatment even if the result were cancer, it’s reasonable to forego biopsy. The choice is yours. Many (or even most) men want to find out what is going on, and most of those choose to undergo treatment, whether it is surgery, radiation or medication. Men older than 75 are likely to see

less benefit from treatment than younger men. Dear Dr. Roach: I am 73 years old and in good health. In June 2012, I discovered a red growth about the size of a large grape just inside my vaginal area. My primary doctor referred me to a urologist, who said it was a caruncle and prescribed Estrace cream. It reduced the size but did not make it go away. The urologist said she could do surgery to remove it, or I could just continue to use the cream and watch it, since it doesn’t bother me. I am concerned about the continued use of hormones, and I worry about the link to cancer. — J.F. A caruncle is a benign, fleshy growth at the end of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the genitals for removal. Nobody really understands why they occur, but they definitely occur more in women who are

postmenopausal and who have low estrogen levels. Treatment with topical estrogen usually is effective at reducing the size. It can be removed surgically if it is bothersome, but since yours isn’t, I wouldn’t recommend surgery. Both urologists and gynecologists treat caruncles. As far as your concerns about cancer from topical estrogen, the risk is very, very small. In someone with a history of breast cancer, I would consult an oncologist, but absorption of topical estrogen is low. Many authorities recommend using twice-weekly estrogen cream to prevent recurrence, but if you were to stop the estrogen cream, you could restart it if the caruncle started bothering you. DR. KEITH ROACH is a syndicated columnist with North America Syndicate Inc., P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

What to do to get your final affairs in order his or her own healthcare decisions, according to Pleasant.

By Charles L. Ehrenfeld For the avalanche-journal

So you think you are going to live long and prosper. But what if you don’t? They are called “untimely” deaths for a reason. If you were to die tomorrow, or perhaps you were told by physicians you only had six months to live because of a terminal illness, who gets the kids, the dogs and cats, the couch and coffee table, or the 401K? If you have your affairs in order, as they say, no worries, right? But if you do not, there are some steps you can take to make sure that your last wishes are carried out, and the sooner, the better.

Advance directives

Last will and testament A good first step toward pre-planning would be to make out your last will and testament, a document that spells out how a person’s assets and estate will be distributed among any beneficiaries after his or her death. “In most cases, a will is necessary,” says Laura Beth Pleasant, attorney with Franks & Pleasant, LLP, a Lubbock law firm specializing in estate planning and elder law. “Every situation is different. At the time of your passing, it is better that you have one and not need it, then to need it and not have one.” Leaving a will could be as simple as putting pen to paper and divvying up your property — personal and real — among your heirs. That is called a holographic will, and it is legally binding if it is properly witnessed. “Even a holographic will can be probated,” said Pamela Ferguson, outreach attorney for Legal Aid Society of Lubbock. “There have been cases where people have written it on a napkin.” Then there are the doit-yourself wills that can come in a kit or be found online, though they are not without drawbacks. “With a lot of do-ityourself wills, they’re not specific to Texas law,” Ferguson says. “It needs witnesses, it needs to be notarized, and there needs to be a will-signing ceremony. If someone suspects a will may be challenged,

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it’s better to have an attorney do it. All the T’s will be crossed and I’s dotted at a lawyer’s office.”

Executor Along with getting a will comes choosing an executor or personal representative, a person who will settle the estate and execute the provisions in the will. It also may be a good idea to choose a couple of alternates. “It could be the spouse, oldest child, next oldest child,” explains Ferguson. “When picking the executor, you want to pick someone who will be able to handle not only the emotional aspects, but the business aspects of the estate. You want someone who is old enough and strong enough, and has the business acumen.” It also would be prudent to make sure the executor knows the location of the will, which is in effect only when a person passes away. If a will does not exist, one complication may be that the heirs will have to go through additional legal proceedings, according to Ferguson, including getting

an affidavit of heirship. In Texas, a will must be probated within four years of a person’s death. The cost to probate a will is around $2,000, on average, according to Pleasant, but could be more if contested. “One of the biggest misconceptions is that if one spouse passes away and they own real property (such as a house or land), that because of the community property rules, it is automatically in the name of the surviving spouse, and that is not true,” Pleasant says. “You have to probate a will to put the real property into the surviving spouse’s name.”

Powers of attorney Other important documents to have in place include the durable power of attorney and medical power of attorney. The durable power of attorney gives a designated person (also called an agent), such as a relative or trusted friend, the legal authority to make financial decisions or handle responsibilities such as paying bills, selling a house, or dealing with the IRS.

Measles cases linked to megachurch by JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press

DALLAS — A Texas megachurch linked to at least 21 measles cases has been trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics, officials said Monday. The outbreak started when a person who contracted measles overseas visited Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, located about 20 miles north of Fort Worth.

Officials with area health departments said those affected by the outbreak range in age from 4 months to 44 years old. All of the school-aged children with measles were homeschooled, and majority of those who were infected had not been vaccinated. In a recent sermon posted online, senior pastor Terri Pearsons encouraged those who haven’t been vaccinated to do so, adding that the Old Testament is “full of precaution-

ary measures.” “I would encourage you to do that. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing that. Go do it. Go do it. Go do it. And go in faith,” said Pearsons, whose father is televangelist Kenneth Copeland. She added: “You’ve got this covered in your household by faith and it crosses your heart of faith then don’t go do it. “The main thing is stay in faith no matter what you do.”

The medical power of attorney designates a person to make healthcare decisions. It kicks in only when a person is incapacitated, unable to communicate with a physician, or lacks the competence to make

Another document called a living Will can take some of the stress away from the person designated by the medical power of attorney, Pleasant says. It describes and instructs how a person wants end-of-life healthcare managed. The living will is a type of advance directive, written instructions about future medical care when someone becomes unable to make decisions. Another advance directive is the do not resuscitate (DNR) form, which instructs healthcare professionals not to perform CPR in case of a stopped heart or if breathing ceases. Some advance directives can be filled out upon arrival at a hospital, if the patient is capable at that time. But it is a good idea to have these forms done earlier because you never know if you’ll be able to do them when you get to the hospital. Overall, Pleasant said, the idea is to have your wishes in writing for multiple end-of-life scenarios. “The most important thing is that if people do decide to plan, they just don’t plan for death,” said Pleasant. “They also (should) plan for incapacity.”



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MALC asks state to pay legal fees for chief of staff by Alexa Ura


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A legislative staffer is claiming the state owes him thousands of dollars in legal fees for his role in a redistricting lawsuit he worked on for up to 16 hours a day while still collecting a salary as a fulltime state employee. Martin Golando, chief of staff for state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, is requesting repayment from the state for more than $282,000 in legal fees he says he incurred serving as co-counsel of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus’ redistricting litigation team over the last two years. The expenses claimed for Golando are part of MALC’s efforts to obtain repayment from the

state for more than $2.5 million in legal fees following efforts to oppose Texas’ Republican-led redistricting efforts. The attorney general’s office has said Golando’s dual employment, along with other perceived conflicts in his request, makes him ineligible for the recovery of such fees. MALC’s efforts against redistricting began in 2011 after the Republican-led Legislature passed redistricting maps that opponents claimed discriminated against minority voters. This June, The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that prevented states from altering election laws without federal approval. Litigation has continued past the court’s

decision because the Legislature approved maps for the upcoming 2014 elections that were originally drawn by a federal court in San Antonio for use in the 2012 elections. Golando claims he worked on the redistricting case on behalf of MALC between half an hour and 16 hours a day from July 2011 to July 2013. During the early stages of litigation, Golando claims he worked more than 60 hours in one week for the caucus alone. Golando says the time limitations of the case did not allow him to work on other cases or accept other employment opportunities in the meantime. He did, however, continue to receive an annual salary of $50,400 as chief of staff for Martinez Fischer, who

serves as chairman of the caucus. In a statement, Martinez Fischer defended Golando’s dual employment. “This is permitted by the biennial housekeeping resolution adopted by the full Texas House at the beginning of each regular session,” Martinez Fischer said. “He has been an indispensable member of MALC’s voting rights litigation team in its ongoing fight to protect Texans’ right to vote.” Under House rules, a lawmaker can authorize his or her employee to work for a caucus if the member determines the “activities support the member’s official duties,” according to the resolution. But Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office said

in an Aug. 19 filing that the state disputes the number of hours Golando claims he devoted to MALC’s litigation while working as a full-time state employee. Abbott’s office declined to elaborate on claims made in legal briefs, due to the ongoing litigation. Golando billed at a rate of $250 per hour for his legal work and claimed he put in more than 1,130 hours, including a 20 percent “billing judgment discount,” citing 31 years of expertise in cases related to voting rights and seven years of licensed legal experience for his billing rate. Golando’s duties as cocounsel for MALC’s litigation team included presenting pleadings and arguing in front of several courts, including the U.S. Supreme

Court. He was also the primary drawer of district maps the caucus used in its legal positions. “Texas’ chief legal officer should think twice before he casts stones to criticize the number of hours that lawyers have spent on this case, given that he has never once appeared in federal court during this litigation,” Martinez Fischer said of Abbott. Abbott’s office also denies that MALC is entitled to recovering legal fees because it failed to succeed in all stages of the litigation, which it calls a crucial factor in determining the proper amount of an award. Several of MALC’s claims were either rejected by the court or abandoned by the caucus, according to Abbott’s response.

Seventh big cat dies at animal refuge from virus WYLIE (AP) — A tiger described as the “soul” of a North Texas animal sanctuary became the seventh big cat to die from an outbreak of a fatal virus, a spokeswoman for the refuge said Monday. Tacoma, who was 13 years old and weighed in excess of 400 pounds, died Sunday night at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in the Dallas suburb of Wylie. Spokeswoman Lisa Williams said Tacoma was the sixth tiger killed by canine distemper. A lioness also has died. More than a dozen other big cats are still suffering from the virus. Experts believe raccoons likely started the outbreak by crawling around the large outdoor cages that house more than 50 lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats and other cats.

An emotional Williams said the death of Tacoma is difficult because he had been with the sanctuary for more than a dozen years and had bonded with founder Vicky Keahey and other workers. He was recovering from surgery to both hips in March when the outbreak of the virus was discovered in May. “This is a particularly devastating loss,” Williams said. Tacoma, a Siberian, was one of six brothers at the sanctuary who had the same father. Distemper now has killed four of them. Claire Sharp, an assistant professor of clinical sciences at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, has previously said researchers discovered about 30 years ago that the virus, which can afflict many dif-

ferent species, could infect big cats. Outbreaks have included one in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park in 1994 that killed a third of its 3,000 lions. Although there are vaccines for dogs and ferrets, studies have shown the dog vaccine isn’t safe for big cats and there’s no evidence of the ferret vaccine being effective in the cats, Sharp said. Williams said that after the outbreak was discovered at her refuge, the ferret vaccine was given to animals that weren’t showing symptoms, though five of the six that died were among those vaccinated. Workers at the Texas refuge have been collecting information to help scientists learn more about the virus while trying to nurse ill animals back to health. The refuge remains open, and experts say the virus poses no threat to humans.

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From left, Charlie Turner, Chuck Ribble, Robert Seabolt, Wally Berends and Billy Howard make handcrafted wooden toys in McKinney. Gene Dunham and some friends opened their own wood shop and organized a handful of retirees from Community North Baptist Church who cut, sand and finish wooden toys for patients at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. The group — about 10 woodworkers and eight seamstresses — makes as many as 1,700 handcrafted toys a year.

Woodworking volunteers craft toys for young patients by MEAGAN CLARK Dallas Morning News

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This March 18 photo shows Tacoma, a 13-year-old Siberian tiger, in his enclosure at InSync Exotics animal preserve in Wylie. Tacoma was the seventh big cat to die from an outbreak of canine distemper, a spokeswoman for the refuge said Monday.

tXDOT: Letters to legislators cite city’s opposition to road proposal FROM page B1 power transfer include 19th street, Fourth street and Slide Road, about 294 lane miles. City officials have written letters expressing their opposition to the proposal to Sen. Robert Duncan, and Reps. Charles Perry and John Frullo. “I see zero benefit for the local governments, all it is going to do is give us a more costs. We are 100 percent against this proposal,” said Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson. If the commission decides to remove any roads from the state highway sys-

tem, the city will become responsible for all maintenance and upkeep including street sign repair, stripping lanes, salting roads and removing snow during the winter and mowing the grass in those areas. The cost of the roads’ upkeep will cost the city of Lubbock between $1 and $1.5 million each year, said Robertson. TxDOT will, however, ensure the roads are in good condition before returning them to the city, according to a letter from Executive Director Phil Wilson to Mayor Robertson. Wilson also stipulates

that the program is in no way related to the cost-savings requirements placed on TxDOT by HB 1. Currently, there is no date for implementation of the program. “At this point, this is a discussion - nothing has been decided,” said Cross. “As indicated in the letters to city and county officials, we want to work with local communities to come to a logical solution that benefits every Texan taking advantage of the state’s transportation system.”  766-8742 Follow R.S. on Twitter @AJ_RSDouglas

SUIT: Justice cites store videos FROM page B1 submitted as part of the appeal. Justice James T. Campbell, writing for the court, noted that one of the four videos shows Mary Guerra initally approaching a store exit behind the shop-

lifting suspect. Campbell notes that Guerra is seen to move behind a display, but the scuffle goes behind the display as well. After suspect is led away by store employees, “Mrs. Guerra appears on camera

again. She rests one hand on a wall until she reaches Mr. Guerra who places his arm around her shoulder,” Campbell wrote.  766-8744 Follow Walt on Twitter @WaltNett_LAJ

McKINNEY — Gene Dunham, 81, can’t remember a time when he wasn’t around the earthy, sweet scent of fresh lumber. His grandfather and father taught him as a boy how to cut and carve wood with a jigsaw. When he read a newspaper story nearly two decades ago about the Hobby Crafters, a group in Dallas that built wooden Christmas toys for poor children, he drove to meet them and volunteered his services. Two years later, Dunham and some friends opened their own wood shop on Coleman Street. Nearly every Tuesday morning since, he has organized a handful of retirees from Community North Baptist Church who cut, sand and finish wooden toys for patients at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. The group — about 10 woodworkers and eight seamstresses — makes as many as 1,700 handcrafted toys a year. Most of the seamstresses are wives of the woodworkers. The women,

who call themselves the Loving Hands, fashion items like doll clothes and drawstring bags for wooden jigsaw puzzles. “We work together hand in glove,” Dunham said. A few cabinet shops donate scrap wood to the toymakers, and they raise money for other materials through craft sales at the church. Some of the toys are sold at the Scottish Rite Hospital’s holiday bazaar, and its summer bazaar and bake sale, two annual fundraising events that benefit patients and their families. Shoppers at the bazaars appreciate the handmade quality, Dunham told The Dallas Morning News. “You can get a rocking horse anywhere, but you couldn’t get one more durable than that one there,” he said, pointing at a brown toy horse, one of a dozen on a shelf in the wood shop. Some toys are presented as gifts to comfort children before surgery. And some are used in recreational camps and hospital playrooms. Andrea Brown, a child life specialist at the Oak Lawn hospital, works with Dunham to come up

with a list of items for use in the playrooms. Dunham’s crew will then turn out wooden airplanes, cars, letters, shadow boxes, picture frames and other items that the young patients can paint and decorate. Some items, including birdhouses and pencil boxes, are delivered in pieces for the kids to assemble. “The thing about the wooden toys is they’re such a blank canvas for them to express themselves on,” Brown said. Patients come to the hospital, which specializes in pediatric orthopedics, because of conditions outside their control, she said. Creating something they can keep and maybe display in their hospital rooms helps give them some sense of control again, she said. Dana Dempsey, a recreation director at the hospital who has worked with Dunham for almost 16 years, agreed. “The crafts give the kids a sense of competence, control and accomplishment,” she said. “Who knows, maybe they will develop a particular hobby from them.”

COUNTY: Hansen decided not to ask commissioners for raise FROM page B1 went to the grievance committee in 2009, when their salaries were raised from $49,520 to $55,840. The judges had requested a salary of $62,159.88. The panel chose instead to match their pay with Judge Jim Hansen, who won a pay increase during salary grievance hearings in 2008. Hansen on Monday said he opted not to request a pay raise this year, adding he’s only requested raises twice during his 23 years

as a justice of the peace. “I certainly don’t begrudge her and I’m extremely happy for her that she got that raise,” Hansen said, adding he may request a raise next year. Commissioners are planning an $81 million county budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, proposing a 34.531-cent tax rate per $100 property valuation compared to this year’s rate of 34.6477 cents per $100, to fund the bulk of the budget. The decrease would re-

duce the county’s share of the property tax bill on a $100,000 property by $1.17, to $345.31. The lower effective rate is designed to collect the same amount of property tax revenue for the county as this year — about $54 million — with the lower rate offset by increased property valuations on the county’s tax rolls for 201314.  766-8725 Follow Adam on Twitter @AYoungReporter

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Gladys Mae Feazell LUBBOCK- Gladys Mae Feazell, 85, of Lubbock died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at the City of Lubbock Cemetery, with Bro. Jerry Wilson officiating. Services are under the direction of Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home. Gladys was born on Feb. 28, 1928 in Hurlwood, Texas to William B. and Ada Leola McIntyre Feazell. She was a secretary for a food broker and also worked for the Avalanche Journal and a Drug Company. She was a lifelong resident of Lubbock and was a member of the former Fellowship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. Gladys is survived by one brother, W.L. Feazell and wife Janice of Lubbock; one niece, Doretta Kinnison of Sherman; and two nephews, Dale Feazell of Conroe, Texas, and Dean Feazell of Cedar Park, Texas. The Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 27, 2013. John C.A. Grinnell, Jr. DARTMOUTH- MA- John C.A. Grinnell, Jr. of Dartmouth, Mass. passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. He was born and raised in the Dartmouth area. He worked as a welding instructor. He was a member of Smith Mills Congregational Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary in 2008. He was an avid golfer, but his greatest joy was spending time with his children and grandchildren, who loving referred to him as Gagee. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Michael and wife Dodie of Lubbock; one daughter, Cindy Pulsinelli of New Bedford, Mass; eight grandchildren, Nicole, Kurtiss, Andrea, Elizabeth, Lindsey, Missy, Crissy, and Niki; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation and memorialservices will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 in Dartmouth, Mass. with graveside services following on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Services are under the direction of Warring/Sullivan Funeral Home. For tributes and directions please visit Kathie Rankin POST- Services for Mary Kathleen (Kathie) Rankin, 68, of Post will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at the Post Church of Christ with Travis Sweet officiating. Burial in Terrace Cemetery will be under the direction of Hudman Funeral Home. Kathie died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at her home in Post. She was born on Feb. 10, 1945 in Irving, Texas to Sgt. William and Mary Kathrine (Lively) Clyatt. She married Dan H. Rankin on July 29, 1967 at the First Methodist Church in Irving. Kathie taught History at Post Middle School for 26 years. She was a member of the Amity Study Club and attended the Post Church of Christ for 47 years. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Irving. Survivors include her husband, Dan Rankin of Post; one son, Bill and wife Gena Rankin of Post; her father, William Clyatt of Irving, Texas; two sisters, Cynthia Clyatt and Nancy Smith both of Irving, Texas; and four grandchildren, Blake Carr of Little Rock, Ark and, Madison Carr, Emily Rankin, and Carter Rankin all of Post. Kathie loved spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Post Church of Christ or the Breast Cancer Foundation. Larry Reeder SNYDER- Larry Reeder, 69, of Ft. Sumner, N.M. passed away Aug. 22, 2013 after battling an extended illness. Larry was a rancher and well known cutting horse trainer for over 40 years. He was known for his work ethic and his dedication to the history and traditions of the cowboy way of life. He was well respected and loved by many. He is survived by daughter, Laura Lewis, her husband Scott and their sons, Peyton and Parker Lewis of Ft. Sumner, N.M.; daughter, Kristy Ross and her husband Clynt of San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, Borden Reeder and wife Janice of Dublin, Texas; one sister, Sidney Pharr and husband Butch of Cross Plains, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a whole corral of friends. Services for Larry will be held on Aug. 29, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the East Side Church of Christ in Snyder, Texas with funeral arrangements being made by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. He will be buried in Gail, Texas next to his parents where he grew up. Larry was the son of Sid and Iva Reeder pioneer family of Borden County where his father, Sid, was sheriff of Borden County for over 27 years. Robert Donald "Bob" Schultz MONTROSE, CO- Robert Donald "Bob" Schultz, age 84, of Montrose, Colo. died Aug. 22, 2013 at San Juan Living Center in Montrose. Bob was born Dec. 19, 1928 to Gearhart Otto and Alice Schultz at Prince Edward Island, Canada. He spent his childhood and received his High School education in Reno, Nev. Bob went on to study at Auburn Jr. College in Auburn, Calif. At the age of 26, Bob served his country in three branches of the Military. He served in the United States Air Force, United States Army, and the United States Marines from 1954 to 1957 then 1963 to 1969, receiving many medals for his dedication and perseverance. Prior to Bob's retirement, he was employed as a Nuclear Specialist in the Civil Service for the United States Government for many years. Bob served in the very elite China-Marines while in Korea. Bob married his wife, Alene Cleo Schultz, on July 15, 1993 in Paonia and she preceded him in death on July 25, 2011 in Montrose. Bob and Alene had been residents of Paonia and Montrose prior to his death. Bob was raised in the Episcopalian faith and was a life member of the Elk's Lodge. He loved the outdoors and the Colorado Mountains. A favorite past time was hunting and fishing. Surviving family members include his stepchildren, Lanny Harris (Vickie) of Lubbock, Texas, Neil Harris (Kaye) of Canyon, Texas, and Barry Harris (Jackie) of Lubbock, Texas; stepdaughter, Terese Holloway (Steve) of Lubbock, Texas; a brother, Allan Schultz (Sue) of Sparks, Nev.; nephews, Allan (Deonne) of Lubbock, Texas, and Wesley Schultz of Wilton Manors, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope West and Hospice, in memory of Bob Schultz, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, Co. 81402. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Junction, Colo. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory of Montrose, Colo.



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Why twerking is over: A countdown by NEKESA MUMBI MOODY associated press

NEW YORK — The day after the MTV Video Music Awards came with a few more people Googling the phrase: “What is twerking?” It’s been a popular search all summer, ever since Miley Cyrus, America’s former teen sweetheart, decided her pathway to chart-topping success involved doing freaky things with stuffed animals and gyrating her booty at high speeds. Newly anointed as an expert, Cyrus has been twerking her way up the charts with the song

“We Can’t Stop,” the catchy groove that has been in Billboard’s top 10 for most of the sumCyrus mer. For those who are still unclear, twerking is a dance, it’s all about the movement of the rump — and it’s been around longer than Miley’s been alive. It’s been called different things at different times, but anyone who saw the video “Rump Shaker,” has been to a strip club or has seen the majority of hip-hop videos over the years prob-

ably has a good idea of what twerking is. Cyrus’ appropriation of the dance for her ratchet makeover (go ahead and Google that) has put a new spotlight on the move, and made it the dance du jour. But before you start taking twerking lessons from your local YMCA or the Internet, you might want to find a better way to invest your time. All signs are pointing to the fact that twerking, while not on its way out, may have already reached its peak: ■ A former Disney star has become the poster child for twerking. ■ Your Zumba teacher

says, “OK ladies — now it’s time to twerk!” ■ There are twerk dance teams. ■ Twerking instructional videos on YouTube have millions of views. ■ There are videos of pets twerking with thousands of views. ■ Selena Gomez says she taught Ethan Hawke how to do it. ■ There’s a Wikipedia entry on twerking. ■ Rapper Juicy J briefly offered a twerking college scholarship. ■ The Associated Press is doing a story on twerking.

Couple married 65 years die 11 hours apart DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story’s ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage. Harold and Ruth Knapke died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary, The Dayton Daily News reported. He was 91, she was 89. The couple’s daughters said they believe their father willed himself to stay by his wife’s side despite failing health until they could take the next step in their journey together. He went first — his children saw it as his “final act of love” — and she followed. “We believe he wanted to accompany her out of this life and into the next one, and he did,” daughter Margaret Knapke said. The couple had known each other as children

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This June photo provided by the Knapke family shows Harold and Ruth Knapke. Relatives of the Ohio couple, who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day, said their love story’s ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage. The Knapkes died in their shared room on Aug. 11, days before their 66th anniversary. and began their courtship as pen pals while Harold, known as “Doc,” served in the Army during World War II. Ruth would later joke: “I let him chase me until I caught him!”

Her husband became a teacher, coach and athletic director at Fort Recovery Schools, the newspaper said. They raised six children while looking after each other with a devotion

that didn’t seem to diminish. A photo taken this summer shows him lying in a bed, arm stretched through a guardrail to hold her hand, as she leans in to press the top of her head to his. When she was ailing, he blessed her each night with holy water, daughter Pat Simon said. The Knapkes had a joint funeral Mass, with granddaughters carrying Ruth’s casket and grandsons carrying Harold’s casket. The cemetery procession stopped at the farm house where the couple had lived, and the current owners surprised the family by flying a flag at half-staff to honor the longtime loves. “It is really just a love story,” said Carol Romie, another daughter. “They were so committed and loyal and dedicated, they weren’t going to go anywhere without the other one.”

Woman battling past regrets must face future Dear Abby: I am a 65year-old active woman who still works. I play tennis several times a week and have a loving relationship with my kids. I know with certainty that I have many good things in my life. However, since my sister died last year, I have been having second thoughts about a lot of the decisions I have made over the years — especially regarding relationships and my choice of jobs. I realize now that more than a few of my decisions were based on low self-esteem, although I don’t come across that way. I’m feeling depressed and lonely, and it’s hard to be positive. I feel like my world is shrinking, and I don’t know how to get back on track and be a positive and happy person again. As it is, I’m faking it with my children, and my friends have no idea how I really feel. How do I improve my life at this late stage? — Depressed in San Diego One way would be to be more honest with your friends and fake it less. If they are good friends, they’ll be willing to listen


DEAR ABBY and give you an honest perspective or the benefit of their life experience. That’s what friends do for each other. You are lucky to be vital and active, because it means your world doesn’t have to shrink any more than you want it to. Because you say you’re lonely, perhaps it’s time to consider enlarging your circle of acquaintances. The loss of your sister is probably what started your re-evaluation of your life and choices, and that’s normal. But please remember that regret is the cancer of life. You can’t change the past, and you mustn’t allow it to cloud your future. While you may be having second thoughts about choices you made when you were younger, the lessons you learned from them have made you the person you are today.

Death Notices Cleta Barber, 66, of Stanton died Aug. 24, 2013, at her residence. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church. Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Alton Billings, 77, of Seagraves died Aug. 26, 2013. Services are pending with Ratliff Funeral Home of Seagraves. Joe Bates Jennings, 91, formerly of Muleshoe, died Aug. 25, 2013, in Bedford. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lazbuddie Methodist Church. Ellis Funeral Home of Muleshoe. Santos Lopez, 74, died Aug. 24, 2013, at his residence. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Blessed. Broadway Funeral Directors of Lubbock. Hector Montoya, 52, of Levelland, formerly of Brownfield, died Aug. 25, 2013. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Head Duarte Funeral Home of Levelland. Vicki Lynn Parks, 59, of Peyton, Colo., died Aug. 23, 2013. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Rosewood Chapel. Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home and Crematory of Big Spring. Paula Soto died Aug. 23, 2013. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Englunds Funeral Service of Slaton. Joe Thomas Swinney, 81, of Rising Star, formerly of Coahoma, died Aug. 24, 2013, in Sugar Land. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. today at Coahoma Cemetery. Myers and Smith Funeral Home of Big Spring.

Dear Abby: I think our culture is severely lacking when we don’t teach our children how to politely and non-aggressively stand up for themselves when the need arises. People suffer in all sorts of relationships — work, family, friends — because they’re afraid of confrontation. Raising a subject that may be embarrassing and risking angering someone isn’t fun, but it’s communication. If you have a problem, large or small, address it in private with the individual. And if someone tries to talk to you about something you’d rather not hear, be an adult, listen and respond civilly instead of reacting childishly. We teach children to respect authority, be kind to others and be leaders — but we don’t teach them healthy confrontation, which is something we all encounter in our lives. — Talking It Out in Indiana I agree with you. The kind of communication you’re describing is a skill. It requires not only a strong ego on the part of

the “confronter,” but also tact and diplomacy. And the “confrontee” needs to have the ability to listen without responding with hostility to what is being said. Dear Abby: In my university classroom, students place their feet on chairs, teachers lecture while sitting on their desks, and the dean of the school herself sits atop her desk and places her feet on a chair in front of her. Please tell me that this is not OK. — Proper in Washington It appears you come from a generation or culture in which the atmosphere has always been quite formal. I can tell you it’s “not OK” if it will make you feel better, but if it’s acceptable to the teacher, the dean and the school, then it’s time for you to loosen up. DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

First woman member of NYSE dies NEW YORK (AP) — Muriel “Mickie” Siebert, who started as a trainee on Wall Street and became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has died of complications of cancer at age 84. Siebert died Saturday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Her death was confirmed by Jane Macon, a director of Siebert Financial and a partner at the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. Siebert was founder and president of brokerage firm that bears her name, Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc. The company went public in 1996 as Siebert Financial Corp. Macon said Siebert was “a fabulous woman, a trailblazer and a pioneer” who set a high standard for those who entered the financial world after her. “She always pushed the doors open and kept them open for other people to follow.” Siebert, who was born in Cleveland and moved to New York in 1954 at age 26, started her career as a trainee in research at Bache & Co. earning a $65 a week. She went on to become an industry specialist in airlines and aerospace and later became a partner at brokerages including Brimberg & Co.

She bought a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in December 1967 after months of struggling with the maledominated business world that initially resisted her efforts to join. She established her investment firm the same year and transformed it into a discount brokerage house in 1975. Siebert took a leave of absence from the company in 1977 and placed it in a blind trust to be run by the employees when she was appointed the first woman superintendent of banking for the State of New York by Gov. Hugh Carey. She served five years. As interest rates climbed steeply and bank failures became common, Siebert launched protective measures to prevent banks from failing in New York. She reorganized troubled banks, forced bank mergers, and convinced the federal government to advance millions of dollars to make the new mergers viable. She persuaded stronger institutions to help weaker ones. In 1982, Siebert resigned from the job to run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat of Daniel Patrick Moynihan. She came in second to a state lawmaker, Florence Sullivan, who went on to lose to Moynihan in the November election.


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CIRCULATION DISTRICT MANAGER *Will recruit, motivate, and oversee the sales and delivery activities of a contracted carrier force. *Former management, supervisory, and/or newspaper circulation experience helpful. *Early morning and weekend work required. *Must have good driving record and proof of liability insurance coverage. Apply In Person At 710 Ave J Human Resources: 9:00am-4:00pm Or Email Cover Letter, Resume, and clips to: Equal Opportunity Employer

Growing Food Service Company Seeks Assistant Manager for it’s Lubbock Facility. Competitive Pay, health Ins, 401k & PTO. Must pass criminal background check. Call John @ 806.775.7101 or email resume to: Hurst Farm Supply Seeking: Experienced Service Techs & Parts Counter Help Also seeking: Entry Level Service Techs & Parts Counter Help. FT & PT positions available. Wages based one experience. Benefits include, vacation, medical, simple IRA. Apply in Person: Hurst Farm Supply - Lorenzo or Call Terry 806-634-5717 am only.

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NEED CASE BACKHOE OPERATOR with min of 3 yrs exp. Cat excavator & directional boring exp. a plus. Utility exp. & ability to read plans a plus. Class A CDL REQUIRED. Good starting pay for the right person. Health & life insurance, retirement plan offered. Paid vacation. Drug screening. Background checks. CALL 741-1446 EOE Now Accepting Applications for:

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Must have HS Diploma or GED. Competitive Pay! Please apply at: 2434 27th St. 9 am - 6pm Monday - Friday Stock Building Supply is seeking: Load Builder Hardworking motivated individual for a load builder position, Forklift experience is a plus but not requited. Must be able to pass a drug test & background check. Must Apply at: 6801 66th St.,


Needed for Construction Company. Top wages paid for experienced pipe layer. DL & good driving record required. Health & life insurance, retirement plan offered. Paid vacation. Drug screening. CALL 741-1446 EOE

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$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS For All CNA’s 6-2 & 2-10 !!

Whisperwood Nursing & Rehab

*Also Seeking: an Activities Assistant Great Benefits Including: Competitive Pay, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay. Apply In Person At: 5502 4TH St., Lubbock, TX Se Habla Español EOE

Experienced Full-time Certified Medical Assistant with ability to read, write and speak Spanish. Also seeking Part-time Receptionist. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

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Sign on Bonus for a limited time! Lakeside Rehabilitation is hiring CNAs for all shifts. Please Apply in Person at: 4306 24th St. Or Email Resumes to:

DAYBREAK COMMUNITY SERVICES Statewide provider of services to Individuals with developmental disabilities now hiring a Full Time

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LOOKING FOR A NEW OPPORTUNITY? LET’S TALK! Don’t settle for less than you’re worth. Bring your talents and energy to where they will be recognized, appreciated and rewarded. Come talk with us at Convergys. A worldwide leader in customer management solutions, Convergys has been helping the Lubbock community grow and proposer since 1997. And we can do the same for you. A perfect alternative to retail jobs, Convergys offers careers with flexibility, pay incentives and the chance to work with global industry leader CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SALES ASSOCIATES – LUBBOCK We have a lot to offer, such as: • Full-Time Positions Available • Excellent Benefits • 401K Plan • Tuition Reimbursement • Paid Vacation and Training • Career Advancement Opportunities We are growing, so if you have the ambition to exceed expectations, computer/Windows OS familiarity, talent for problem solving, passion to assist customers, confidence in ability to up-sell and cross-sell, and the ability to work afternoons, evenings and weekends, then let’s talk. Learn more, and apply now at: Walk-Ins Are Welcome to Apply Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm at 3701 W Loop 289 in Lubbock or call 806-788-8071 Background screens conducted for all candidates. EOE.

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Medical Billing and Insurance Specialist needed for physician office. Knowledge of CPT and ICD-CM codes and guidelines. Experience with EMR and medical

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A professional leading healthcare provider has full-time and part-time opportunities!

Registered Nurse (full-time), LVN's (PRN) Pay DOE and Sign on Bonus! To provide Medical Services for West Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility, 2002 Lamesa HWY, Brownfield TX Highly Competitive Pay & Benefits!! For more information about CHC and to Apply. please visit our website at: and click on the Careers link or call 520-366-2135

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Phlebotomy Certification Class (Blood Drawing) $300 Lubbock - Sept 14th & 15th 505-410-7889 / 505-410-9559 RN - Healogics is seeking RN’s for our Advanced Chronic Wound Care Center in Lubbock, TX. Bachelor’s or 2-3 yrs of clinical experience required to work with our cutting edge therapy. Offer complete training, great hours, pay & benefits. To apply: click ‘Careers’ then ‘Search Openings’ select requisition number 13-0607

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New Mexico Military Institute Employment Opportunity: Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid This position is a full-time, 12-month position. Under direction of the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Assistant Director will participate in the development, coordination and administration of NMMI’s Admissions and Financial Aid operations. Successful candidate will be knowledgeable of Federal, State, and Institutional current policies and procedures and keep abreast of new regulations/developments pertaining to student admissions and/or aid to ensure NMMI’s compliance. Successful Applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting, finance, administration, computing or related field. Experience in Admissions, Financial Aid and/or administrative services preferred. Excellent computer skills are required. Applicants must be prepared to interact with cadets, parents, visitors and NMMI staff members. A professional and pleasant demeanor is required. Annual Salary: $36,000-$37,500 DOE; excellent benefits available. Applications for this position will be accepted through 6 September 2013 or until position is filled. Please visit the NMMI website at Send NMMI application and résumé, to the NMMI Human Resources Office, 101 West College Boulevard, Temporary Building, Dow Hall Parking Lot, Roswell, NM 88201.


Lakeside Rehabilitation Is Now Hiring!! Charge Nurses 10P-6A & M-F 2-10 SIGN ON BONUS FOR LIMITED TIME!! Email Resumes to: or Apply in Person at: 4306 24th St.



CONSTRUCTION WORKERS Robinson Construction Company is accepting resumes for iron workers, pipe fitters, pipe welders, crane operators, millwrights, foreman, field engineers, quality control & safety representatives for the Hugoton, KS area. EOE. E-mail resumes to 573-547-8397

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JOIN OUR TEAM! COMPETITIVE SALARY AND EXCELLENT BENEFITS! TTUHSC is currently accepting applications for multiple positions within the Physical Plant & Support Services Lubbock Division: *Programmer Analyst II- Safety Services- Req #88391 *Sr. Safety Officer/ Radiation Safety Specialist - Safety Services- Req #89006 *Tradesman/ Carpenter- Plant Operations- Req #88598 *Sr. Operator/ Environmental Control Systems OperatorPlant Operations - Req #89265 *General Tradesman- Plant Operations- Req#89199 For additional information and to complete an online application, please visit: and search for requisitions listed above. TTUHSC is an EEO Employer

ARMtech Insurance Services, Inc. a progressive Lubbock based company serving the agriculture industry is seeking talented individuals to join our dynamic team. ARMtech offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits with opportunities for growth. Initial applications are invited through email only: Software Engineer Seeking multiple programmers to join its software development team and participate in the development of technologies to service our insurance customers. Projects include enterprise application development using .NET framework, web development and mobile applications using iOS and Android. Applicants must be willing to multi-task, work independently on projects and work as part of a team. Bachelor's degree in C.S., Engineering, Math, or MIS required. Experience in object oriented programming and Microsoft SQL server preferred. Claims Auditor Responsible for auditing loss folders. Prefer experience in crop insurance with specific experience in claims. Will consider at least two years experience in administrative/clerical function. Training available. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail required. Must be highly motivated and have a strong work ethic. Must be able to work independently and as a part of a team. Training & Educational Specialist Successful candidates will be responsible for the training of agents and employees about products, services, policies and procedures. Will be responsible for the development of training programs, presentations and brochures requiring strong experienced in Microsoft Office, Adobe and PowerPoint. Must have proven track record in facilitation of large groups. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Must work well within a team environment and be able to interface with all levels of the organization. Must be able to travel 60% of the time. Crop insurance background preferred but not required. Customer Account Representative Excellent computer, math and communications skills are required. Will work closely with agents assisting them with policies and other requests primarily by telephone. Must be highly focused on providing excellent customer service. Attention to detail is a must. Successful candidate must be able to work independently and as a team, be well organized and self motivated. Crop insurance or agri-business experience preferred. ARMtech Insurance Services,Inc., Submit resume with salary history to: Human Resources ARMtech, Inc. 7101 82nd Street Lubbock, Texas 79424 Email: EOE





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Competitive Base Salary + Commissions AMA TechTel has immediate openings in our Lubbock office and is seeking highly motivated individuals to become part of our successful sales team. Why a Sales Career with AMA TechTel: *Base salary range $28-$45K, based on experience *High earning potential - $100+K *Unlimited income earning potential *Aggressive commission structure with monthly progressive bonuses & NO CAP *Monthly car allowance, company cell phone, and laptop *Winning sales environment supported by proprietary CRM tool *Proven sales structure & approach with a strong sales support & training program. AMA TechTel offers a competitive pay & benefit package including 401(k), Paid Time Off, medical, dental, flex spending and a generous discount on services. For a full job description or to apply, please see our posting on or You may also apply at

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Come and join our team of multi-media sales consultants. We’ve recently launched new products in print and online to help our Lubbock area customers meet their marketing needs. We are looking for Multi-Media Consultants to sell Print and Online Advertising to area businesses, to increase traffic and sales for their business. As a Multi-Media Consultant, you will be responsible for prospecting and calling on local businesses. You will meet with business owners and decision makers and introduce them to our solutions to increase traffic and revenues. QUALIFICATIONS • Previous sales experience • Social, organizational skills • Ability to work closely with others • Self-motivated, enthusiastic professional • Excellent listening and communication skills • Positive attitude a must WE OFFER AN OUTSTANDING BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDING: major medical, dental, life, 401(k), paid holidays and paid vacations Offering reimbursement for tools of the trade on cell phone, mileage and subsidized purchase of ipad for your use. EOE



Recover, Recycle, Replenish, Renew Valley Proteins is an industry leader in the recovery and recycling of fats, food oils & proteins and is seeking a Sales/Procurement Representative to add to its team to develop new business opportunities for our collection and processing services in our Lubbock and west Texas territory. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 2 years of new business development experience; a proven track record of success; be able to provide excellent customer service; and have intermediate computer skills using MS Office products. We offer a professional work environment with opportunity to grow, a solid base salary plus commission, and a full range of benefits. Interested candidates may send their resume to or mail to: Attn: James Katsias PO Box 3588 Winchester, VA 22604-2586 EEO and Drug Free Company
















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Minimum 6 Mo T/T 10-Speed / Splitter Experience Required. Day Shift Monday - Friday. Average Pay $1000 / Wk Top Drivers Earn $1,100+/Wk TX Class A CDL Required. Great Benefits! Apply, Monday-Friday 8:45 am OR 1:45 pm 5824 Elm Avenue Lubbock, TX 806-748-5111

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1917 76th St Call Valerie for a private showing (806) 729-1054 3/2/2, Spacious living room features 10ft ceiling and a gorgeous wood burning corner fireplace. Brand new Energy Efficient Trane air conditioner, new dishwasher, new paint and a new garage door and opener. Separate laundry room, water softener, sky lights, a sprinkler system and wired for surround sound. Master features separate tub and shower as well as separate closets. This home is a MUST SEE!!! $119,000

3201 41st St $249,000 Call 632-8293 WESTFALL REALTY, INC

Charming 3-3.5-2 with 3 Living Areas including Basement and approximately 4164 sq ft


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6813 Hyden For Sell by Owner 3 Bedroom 2 Bath 2 Car Garage, Frenship ISD, 1 Block from new Middle School, $108,000 By Appointment Only, 806-548-0224

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FOR SALE BY OWNER 209 E 36th: 1 bedroom, 1 bath and Washer/Dryer Conn., Additional room can be used as an office, laundry room or nursery, Carport, & fresh paint. Big Backyard with large patio.

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RUIDOSO MOBILE HOME FOR SALE! 14 x 64 ft. 2br/2ba. Open floor plan living area. Mostly furnished throughout. Water, Sewer, & Garbage paid. Fenced lot yard is cut & cared for by maintenance man. Home located in beautiful adult mobile home park bordering Links Golf Course in Ruidoso, Space #6.

Pine Terrace Estates Ruidoso, NM 88345. $23,000 Call 575-808-8392 or 830-285-3567 (cell)

LAKE ALAN HENRY HOUSE FOR SALE 3 Bed, 2 Bath. Very nice! Built in 2008! 1 hr 20 min drive from Lubbock. Sleeps 10: 2 King size & 2 Queen size beds. Selling fully furnished. Walking distance to private boat dock. 2 Acre Lot in Oak Canyon Estates with Security Gate Entry. $248,000 Call Sherry DeLoera at DeLoera Realty 325-575-2575


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3/2/2 on a spacious lot. Location has easy access to Texas Tech. Newly landscaped backyard great for parties, grilling, & outdoor fun, new cedar fence, 8’x8’ wood deck, outdoor lighting, oversized patio, shed w/loft and garden. Everything is updated including: Vinyl flooring, crown molding, updated counter tops and fixtures!

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3/2/2 Iso Master, Garage Opener, $94,500


For Sale By Owner Approx. 3,565 sf. 3/3/2 Garden Home, Plantation shutters & Crown molding, Pella doors & Windows throughout. Basement/media room (400sf). Kitchen has stainless steel appl, gas range, granite counters & large island. Large 8 master suite, closets & bath. Home has 11204 Topeka Ave Between Slide & Quaker, alarm system, water softener, 2-50 gal 1 Block North of 114th St. hot water heaters, sprinkler system, & 2 A/C units. Pull down attic stairs with storage. Covered patio & beautiful yard. View more photos at



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Located at Alto Lakes Golf & Country Club just 7 miles North of Ruidoso, NM. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath end unit comes fully furnished and has a large deck with a gorgeous view! Full Golfing Membership comes with the purchase of the property which is situated off the #9 fairway. A large patio sits adjacent to the property that is perfect for pets. $228,500

Call 432-559-5735 for more information. 806.766.8643

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Contact Gloria 806-831-1558 Lakeridge Townhome *4909-C-94th St* Open most Sundays 2-4pm



property, at the corner of Polk & Amarillo Blvd., many uses, please call for details. COCHRAN CO., TX. - 864 ac. +/-,w/dev. For irr. potential. At $450.00/per acre this property needs looking at.

Ben G. Scott - Broker & Krystal M. Nelson - NM Qualifying Broker 800/933-9698

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25 Acres For Sale! 2.5 miles south of Cooper High School. $6500/ac. 806-781-9543 Littlefield l Eric Turpen (806) 679-6206



HOUSES FOR RENT 3&4 bedrooms Cooper, Frenship ISD Mustang Homes and Land 1405 N. University Lubbock, TX 79415 806-765-6331 800-333-8803



AMARILLO OFFICE (806) 355-9856 Hale Co Irrigated Farms 613 +/- Ac and 319 +/- Ac. Details at Cimarron Co OK 960 +/- Ac Irrigated and CRP. 316.6 Ac enrolled in CRP program expiring in 2021 paying $9,796 annually. Cattle pens and stock water. Two circles of corn and one circle of wheat. 672 +/- Ac Irrigated Farm in Parmer Co. NW of Dimmitt. Good farm with good soil and yield history. NEW PRICE! Nice income property in Hockley Co. Pecan Orchard with a home and shop. 215 trees under irrigation and 748 unirrigated trees. Perryton, TX Large Office Complex. Great location for oil/gas business. Lots of space. Call Neal Flathers (806) 202-0746 Check out for our land auction schedule. Four auctions set for September. Ask about our land auction option and how it can maximize the value of your land!



New Idalou Development! 6 Lots for Sale!! Idalou City Limits. Small New Development in Nice Established Neighborhood. Lots Located on a Cul-de-sac.

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Kent County, 643.+-and 640+-ac. Adjoining known for Deer, Quail, Good cover rolling terrain, 3 water wells, 2 windmills, nice pond. 90 acre food plot on 643+- ac priced right $875 ac. View pictures of all properties on website: John Harris, Call 325-668-6214 or 1-888-390-3357

883 Acres in Cottle County. Excellent quail, deer, turkey and hog hunting. All but 160 Acres are in CRP, Payment is $24,000 per year. $900.00 per acre.

Call Ed Garnett 940-886-6070 Wilbarger Realty Inc.

3Br., 2.5 Baths, 2,850sq.ft.

Beautifully designed 2 story, all main living downstairs including Master Suite. New carpet and wood flooring, new HVAC, new roof, granite. Move-in ready!

For Sale by Owner, Tim Gristy, 806-441-6003, might consider trade. Realtors welcome. $249,950 Take a look at this gorgeous home at:

Hale Co*Irrigated Farmland*5 Choice Quarter Sections*9 Miles W of Hale Center TX*19 Wells*5 Valley Sprinklers*

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32 Highland Dr $169,950

Located in Ransom canyon with all new interior with new tile floors & new textured walls throughout. New roof, AC & attic flooring. Ready for a new owner! See this beauty!

Call Ann Briggs today 806-789-8951

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Shallowater Estate With 10 Acres - $575,000


is a brand new community for independent seniors age 62 and over! We Offer: l 1 Bedroom Floor Plans l Rent based on a percentage of your annual income. l Secure access to building l Library & Community Room l Emergency Call System l Pet Friendly 910 N M.L. King, Jr Blvd Lubbock, TX 79403

806-368-9330 Income Limits 1 Person - $19,850 2 Persons - $22,700 or Call 806-872-8858 GAINES CO. – 1,574 acre ranch located NW of Seminole, ideal as a recreational and/or working ranch. Horse corral, pens, lighted roping arena, bunkhouse, hay barn, good water wells and great fences. Very nice 4bd/3ba home. Wardswell Draw creates a rolling terrain. Fresh water sales and a caliche pit provide an excellent income stream. $1,460/ac. GAINES CO. – 640 acre irrigated farm NE of Seminole. 4 pivots, 16 wells. $1,350/ac. GAINES CO. – 638 acre irrigated farm NE of Seminole. 4 pivots, 18 wells. Large barn and cattle pens. $1,450/ac. GAINES CO. – 80 acres expired CRP NW of Loop. $995/ac. GAINES CO. – 45.19 acres at Seagraves. Pivot system waters 30 acres. Metal barn and perimeter fence. Access to new rail spur. $380,000. GAINES CO. – 25.82 acres 4 mi East of Seminole. Former Elco Gin property. 2 large barns, shed, great office, gravel yard. $750,000. HALE CO. – 320 acre irrigated farm 3.5 mi N of Halfway. 2 pivot systems, 4 wells. Good base & yields. $1,750/ac. HALE CO. – 135 acre drip irrigated farm 3 mi N of Plainview on west side of I-27. 125 acres of drip on 30” centers. 4 wells. Nice shed and concrete pad. $3,400/ac.

MINNIX Townhomes Northwest Lubbock

4 bed, 4 bath, 3 car garage 200+ adjoining acres available Approximately 3900 Square Feet Rock Home Built in 2009 Automatic Gated Entrance Professional Landscaping 2 Fireplaces & Basement Granite Counters Throughout 30x40 Insulated Barn Dog and Horse Facilities Located 3 Miles North of Shallowater on CR 1500

Close to Chicago & Erskine

Call Natalie Day REALTOR (806) 777-8875 or (806) 778-4617

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Western Bailey County – Irrigated. 174 Ac., , 2 irrigation wells, Valley sprinkler, 1 domestic well, on pavement, corners in grass. Bailey County - 177 Ac., 10 yr CRP contract. On the pavement. Can be a nice recreational place. Mule Deer & other wildlife in the area. Bailey and Parmer Counties - 960 Ac., 9 wells, 5 center pivot sprinklers. Brick house w/improvements. Bailey County - 144 Ac., NE of Muleshoe. 2 Wells, Center Pivot. Immediate Posetion Available. Bailey County - Southeast of circle back. 93.7 acres with 3 bedroom 2.5 bath, brick home. 2 park garage, large finished basement, 30’x40’x12’ insulated steel barn. As nice as it sounds. House, barn, and 4 acres can be sold separately. Lamb County - 537 acres in two treats. Good soils & fertility. 3 sprinklers, 1 - 5 years old, 2 - 10 years old. All well maintained. Excellent cotton yields. Each tract can be sold separately. Vic Coker, Broker 806-946-7242 n Barry Coker, Agent 806-787-0917 316 Main Muleshoe, TX 79347 n 806-272-3100 n



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FIVE POINTS RENTALS 5119 34th St. Office, Residential, Commercial & Storages.


4204-A Boston................1740sf 4204-B Boston................1450sf 1301 50th........................1152sf 1301 50th........................5250sf 5103 34th St....................1200sf


1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Houses & Duplexes Available Some Rent to Buy

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2402 52nd

Community Plaza, Suite 1C, 955 SF $825/mo Suite 8 1000 SF $675/mo

3801 22nd St

Medical Gardens Office Suite 788-2340 SF

3315 81st St

Spring Park Front to Back Office Space. 704sf $795/mo.

5707 4th

4th Street Corners, Former Quizno’s Space, 1400sf, $2500/mo.


5 or 10 acres sites with 5,000 or 10,000 sq ft building with executive office, bridge crane, and wash bay. For more information, ask for Don, 432-352-2067 or 432-570-9155 or



TWO MONTHS PAID AT REPUBLIC! 1 room in 5/5. $499/mo.from 8/22 for 1 yr. 5 min. from Tech, bus service, resort amenities. Male, n/s. 817-876-8890

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Lrg 4/3 by TTUHSC & LCU. W&D/DW/Frig/Alarm. Fenced In Backyard. Rush-MMS-CHS. $1,600/$750 Deposit. Steve 806-786-5003

2/2/2 Garden Home. Overlooking Lake Ransom Canyon. #36 Rim Road. $1250/mo. 2/2/2 Townhouse. In Lubbock Country Club. 2809 Meadow Dr. $1500/mo. 407-6900

H H H 2304 90th H H H Clean 4-bedroom, large back yard. Dogs OK. $1,175/mo, 441-4668.

See pics at 2322 38th 3/1 $400/Dep $800rent/mo (915)494-2010

Awesome Ranch in Stonewall Co.


CH/A, 3/1/1, 17 miles S of Lbk. New Windows, Oak Floors. Pets ok! $800/mo + $800/dep. New Home ISD. 972-974-0882

2 Bed/ 1 Bath. CH/AC. Frenship ISD. No Pets! Non-Smoking! Water Paid! 10 min from town. $525/mo + $400/dep. Call 806-392-5270. 2 Story Home! 3/2/2 w/extra room & dining room, fireplace. 2012 69th St. $1100/mo. 441-9446 / 777-1907

3 Bed w/Den, 1 Bath, Stove, Microwave, & 2 Fireplaces. $775/mo + Deposit. No Pets. 3315 Auburn St. 765-9015 3/2. 4810 B 66th St. SW Lubbock. Central A/C, Fans, Fenced Yard, $795/mo. $750/dep. 806-368-1695.

View pictures of all properties on website: John Harris, Call 325-668-6214 or 1-888-390-3357

4911 71st St Lease. 3/2/2 Dishwasher/Disposal, FP, Elec. Gar Opener, $750/Dep, $1095/Mo 794-3047 4917 47th. 4/2. $900/$600 2825 63rd. 3/2/1 $850/$600 4408 A 75th Dr. 2/2/Carport $775/$500 3710 A 53rd. 2/2/1 $725/$500 786-8806 or 798-7910 5439 42nd. Brick 3/2/2, Fenced Yard, CH/A. $950/mo + $25/mo w/Pets. $500/dep & $100/non-refundable Pet Dep. Available Immediately! 316-727-7953 or 806-787-0272

Hale/Lamb Counties*Irrigated Farmland*478.4 Acres*SE of Olton TX* 5 Wells*Good Yields*Excellent Farm*$763,048.00

Collingsworth County River Ranch*Hunting*Live Spring*3 Miles Salt Fork Red River*N of Quail TX*REDUCED!*$925/Acre*NICE*

CUTE 3406 B 70th Dr. 2/1/1, Nice Duplex $700/mo. 791-4057 or 918-407-5340

Hunting*Grazing*Good Cover*Rolling*Grass*$294,830.00 Briscoe Co*Glenn Ranch*600.45 Acres*All Native*Antelope Creek* 4 Tanks*Solar Well*Fences*Electricity* Exc. Cover for Wildlife*Juniper* Mesquite*Hackberry*Cottonwood* Elevation Changes*21 M East of Silverton TX *Nice Ranch*$570,428.00 Swisher County*Grazing Land*All Grass*Interstate Hwy I-27 Frontage*Hwy 87 Frontage*9 wells*5 Miles of 5 Wire Barbed Wire Fences*Cross Fences*5 Watering Locations* Underground Tile*Double Swinging Metal Gates*Surface Only*1/2 Wind Rights*N of Kress TX*453.15 Acres* $1250/acre* Hale County 640 Acres*452.3 CRP*187.7 Native Grass*Annual Payment $18,590.00*West of Cotton Center TX*Surface Only*$485,000.00 Floyd County CRP*State Hwy 70 Frontage*2 Windmills*420.50 in CRP*542.41 +/- total acres*Annual Payment $17,148.00*Surface REDUCED! NOW $377,000*MAKE OFFER!

Johnny Street 806.847.7400

3/2 Home in Frenship ISD. $800/mo & $400/dep. Call 799-0318

The Place Where Buyer Meets Seller! A-J Classifieds 762-3333 1816 81st St. 3/2/2, Brick, CA/CH, $1200/mo. $1000/dep. Ph: 470-2345 2-1.5, 6106 A 37th, $525 CH/A, DW, FP, WD Conn., Griggs Property, 797-7047 2/1 New Carpet & Paint, W/D Conn., Large Yard, 6205 24th St. $500/mo $500/dep. No Pets. Call 470-6959.

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Castro Co.: 294.58 ac. irrigated farm west of Dimmitt. Quality level farmland in a good irrigated area. 2 wells. Pivot owned by tenant. $2,150/ac. 121.04 ac. part. irrigated farm west of Dimmitt. This is a productive little farm located in a good irrigated area. Row watered. 1 well. $1,750/ac. D a l l a m C o . : 780 ac. part. irrigated farm NW of Dalhart. Really productive level farm. Typically grow corn & wheat. 4 wellls. Pivots owned by tenant farmer. $2,000/ac. Dickens Co.: 486 ac. 3 miles E of McAdoo. Native pasture w/100 acres of farmland. Rolling terrain. 2 dirt tanks & 1 water well. Fenced. Good hunting or cattle place. Small mineral conveyance. All wind rights will be conveyed. $850/ac. Garza Co.: 1,280 acres northeast of Post. Rolling terrain with good turf of native grasses. Several nice fishing ponds, electric water well and 1 mile of the Brazos River. Excellent recreation ranch. 40 minutes from Lubbock. $950/ac. Hockley Co.: 709.2 ac. SW of Sundown. 428.9 acres enrolled in CRP paying $14,450/yr. exp. 2021. Remainder in native pasture which currently leases for $1,200/yr. $450/ac. Kent Co.: 1,318 acres located southwest of Jayton. Varied terrain with several draws and canyons. Pockets of thick brush. Two windmills and one electric water well. Nice pond. Good whitetail, quail, turkey and migratory bird hunting. Two nice furnished cabins. Good fences. Great hunting ranch. Minerals. $950/ac. S t o n e w a l l C o . : 2,715 acres located northeast of Aspermont. Rolling terrain, scenic canyons, seasonal spring fed live creek. Excellent hunting area. Whitetail, hogs, turkey, quail, dove. Good fences. Price Lowered to $595/ac. 1,500 acres located east of Jayton. County road access. Good fences. 325 ac of CRP, 160 acres of cultivation plus several foodplots. Exceptional whitetail deer hunting area, turkey, quail, hogs and migratory birds. Dense mesquite thickets and some open areas. Several nice ponds. Two electric water wells, one is 20+ gpm. This is a great hunting ranch. Minerals. $885/ac.

Castle Property

Management 783-3040

Clean 3/2/2, 1730 sf. $1,225/mo., Pets OK. 441-4668. See pics at

3-2-2, 405 Pontiac, $1350, CH/A, DW, WD Conn., FP, Whirlpool Tub, Griggs Property, 797-7047

327+- AC great hunting , 2 BR Stone Home, central H/C &, guest quarters , spring feed creek, w/ fish, 2 ponds, Deer blinds, quail, feeders, rural water line, Barn, storm cellar. $1650 AC

3515 Rochester - Brand New in Frenship ISD! Milwaukee Ridge – 3/2/2 Cent H&A, W/D Conn., Fenced Yard! New Construction - Avail. Early to Mid September! $1500 4633 Harvard - 3/2/2 Convenient to TTU & Medical District! Cent H&A, W/D Conn. Must See! $995 501 B. North Clinton - 3/3/2 In Great Location! Designer Amenities Throughout! $1000 4518 – 44th – 3/2 Carport, Cent H&A, W/D Conn., Fenced Yard. Large Open Concept! $850 6416 – 37th – Frenship ISD! 3/2/2 Cent H&A, W/D Conn., Fenced Yard! $950 2716 – 40th – 3/1 1⁄2 /1 Great Open Floorplan. New Fence! $850 5827 C. 6th – $100 OFF FIRST MONTH!! Frenship ISD! 3/2/2 Cent H&A, W/D Conn., All Electric! $825 5244 – 95th – Cozy 3/2/2 in Great Neighborhood! Fireplace, Cent H&A, W/D Conn. $1095 4314 – 43rd – Huge 3BR/2BA Two Living Areas, Hardwood Floors, Cent H&A, W/D Conn. Must See! $1050 2436 – 22nd – Walk to TTU! Perfect for Roommates! 2BR/1BA Cent H&A, W/D Conn., Lg. Fenced Yard. $950 2511 – 21st – Walk to TTU! Perfect for Roommates! Large 2BR/1BA + Office! Hardwood Floors, Huge Living Room, Cent H&A. All Appliances Provided! $900 9712 Oxford - Executive 3/2/2 in Kingsgate! Fireplace, Isolated Master, Nicely Landscaped! $1250

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3/2/2, 1600sf, Large Lot, Storage in Back, Gas Appliances, & Laundry Room. 1113 81st. $975/mo. Avail Sept 1st! 972-762-7244

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5520 92nd 3/2/2 Exceptional House! Fireplace, Bar w/Wine Cooler, Double Door Fridge, Stove, & Microwave. 1 Block from Park & 3 Blocks from P. Smith Elem. $1475/mo & $750/dep. Call Charley 891-3929.

6616 Joliet Ave. Remodeled 3/2/2, FP, 2005 sf, $1250/mo + Deposit. 790-4272

HHHCOOPER ISDHHH 2301 99th. Clean 3/2/2 $1,225/mo Pets OK. 441-4668. See pics at

Extra Nice 3/2/2. 2102 58th. Across from schools & park. 1 yr. lease $800/mo. If Paid in full by the 1st of the month $775/mo. $800/dep. No Smoking or Pets. Shown by appt. only. Avail. Aug 16th. 806-787-3227

Home for lease. Beautiful overlooking golf course; hardwood floors; two decks; hot tub; fenced yard; $1500 monthly; Contact # 214-632-2133. Home for Rent 4-2-2 2630 76th St. $1400 month/$1000 dep. Call 789-7161 Mobile Home on Family Farm. Hwy 82 in S Lubbock. Quiet, Clean. $350/mo. No Pets! 806-562-5801 NEW! 3 Br, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage $895/Mo. $600/Dep. 5713 46th St. 3 Br, 2 Bath, 1 Car Garage $795/mo $500/Dep. 114 76th St. & 503 79th #2 4508 Lehigh 2 Br, 2 Ba, 1 Car Garage $695/mo $500/Dep. 806-632-5539 Nice 3-2-1 w/d conn., mw, dw, range 1933 S Loop 289 $795. Also, 3-1 + cellar 305 Harrison; Lorenzo $510. No pets or smoking! Owner 798-7113 Ernesteen Kelly, REALTOR


Great view, 3/2.5/2, Formal Office, Hardwood Floors, & Sautillo Tile. $1350/mo. Call 806-252-9010.

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Ransom Canyon! Large 4-2-2 with 2 Living Areas, 49 Parklane Dr, $1295, CH/A, DW, WD Conn, FP. Griggs Property 797-7047

8310 Geneva 3/2/2 Fenced, W/D Conn, DW, Range, CH/A. $895/mo 675-2617 & 773-1692

Totally Remodeled 3/2/2, Open Concept, Living room, Kitchen, Fireplace, Nice Fence, Washer/Dryer Conn, Stuart & Coronado area. $1400/mo. 4719 47th. 790-6051

Lg 4/2/2, Open Concept, Sprinkler, Alarm, $1400/mo + Deposit. 806-559-4104 4612 Belton...........2/1 $525 1910 18th...............1/1 $525 5204 Kenosha........2/1 $525

5604 Brownfield Dr..2/1/1cpt $550

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Ave T............2/1 $595 25th...............1/1 $700 University.....2/2 $700 Kline...........3/2/2 $975 46th...............3/2 $990 54th...........3/2/2 $1200 69th...........3/2/2 $1350 27th...........3/2/2 $1395 109th..........3/3/2 $1400

CALL 776-4235

4705 Albany #27.....2/2 $550 9106 B Elgin..2/1/1cpt. $600 5314 Kenosha....2/1.5/2cpt $750 3313 27th.............3/1/1 $850 3309 A 74th.........2/2/2 $925 3803 49th...........3/2/2 $1100 6516 9th.............3/3/2 $1250 6505 8th.............3/2/2 $1300 2908 107th..........3/2/2 $1300 8013 Englewood...3/2/2 $1600 6019 77th...........3/2.5/2 $2000

CALL 939-6126

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LUXURIOUS! 3/2/2 w/FP in SW Lubbock. Close to Schools & Mall. CH/A, Yard Maintained, No Pets! $900/mo + Security Deposit. 792-4673

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Efficiencies $400/month, $50 deposit. Bills paid. 7307 W. 19th. Call 799-0318

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$150 off rent per month, only $399! Walking distance to TTU! Fully Furnished! 3 br apt with W/D, University Pointe, one bedroom available. Females only, please Go to for pics. Please call Sharon at 972-315-2533 for details. Coachlight of Lubbock, Furn/unfurn eff, 1&2 br 7906 Indiana Dr 799-6679



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2005 Harley Heritage. Extra nice - Excellent condition 33500 miles, V H exhaust, chrome luggage rack - Extras, Kuryakin travel bag, barrel bag, bike cover - Garage kept, dealer serviced, records available. 806-794-7057



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AUGUST 27, 2013

Tech continues preparations In Sports Wednesday: Texas for Friday’s opener against SMU.

all your Texas Tech recruiting On the Web: Get news at

opening rounds of the U.S. Open get Inside Sports: The started in Flushing Meadows. Page D2

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Red Raiders Football Flashback — E.J. Whitley

Texas & Region

Whitley protected four different QBs at Tech tech football/ As freshman offensive lineman in 2002, Whitley blocked for Kingsbury

Fomer Texas Tech offensive lineman E.J. Whitley and wife Brienne have two daughters, Camille, left, and Brielle.


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Murray bounces back from benching

When you look beyond the thousands of yards that each previous Texas Tech starting quarterback has thrown for since 2000 and the records that each has broken, you can’t overlook the offensive lines that made their successes possible.

As Texas Tech begins to break in a new quarterback on Friday — whether Davis Webb or Baker Mayfield — Le’Raven Clark, Beau Carpenter and the rest of the Red Raiders’ young offensive line will be working to keep his jersey clean. Perhaps someday those two names will be in the discussion with guys like Brandon Carter, Rylan Reed, Louis Vasquez, Manny Ramirez, Daniel Loper, Dylan Gandy, more recently, LaAdrian Waddle, and all the greats that came before them. And let’s not forget E.J. Whitley. SEE FLASHBACK, page D4

Meeting of the Minds Tech Football/ Marriage of offenses with Jones, Mumme presents unique set of challenges for Red Raiders

pro football/ Cowboys running back has strong second half


by SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press

IRVING — DeMarco Murray let his mind “marinate” while he was benched for fumbling in a preseason game against Cincinnati. Taking his cooking analogy one step further, the Dallas Cowboys running back was never boiling even though he was forced to watch a quarter and a half. Murray acknowledged Monday that he was frustrated by the move. And he definitely got the message because he had 45 rushing yards and a 7-yard scoring catch on one drive when coach Jason Garrett gave him another chance after sitting him three straight series in the Cowboys’ 2418 victory Saturday. “I wasn’t mad at anyone,” said Murray, who fumbled inside the Dallas 10 the third time he touched the ball but was bailed out by offensive lineman Jermey Parnell’s recovery. “I wasn’t pouting on the sidelines. I was waiting for my opportunity to get back in the game. Once my number was called, I was ready to play.” Garrett didn’t bench the third-year back immediately after the miscue — Murray handled the ball twice more before a Dallas punt. But the coach clearly was fed up after the loose ball SEE COWBOYS, page D3

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Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury will be interested to see how the offensive philosophies of SMU head coach June Jones and passing game coordinator Hal Mumme will mesh in Mumme’s first game with the Mustangs, which will be Tech’s opener on Friday in Dallas.

Texas Tech wasn’t the only program to hire an acclaimed passing-game coach during the offseason. When Kliff Kingsbury makes his head-coaching debut Friday night in Dallas, his staff will be matching wits with SMU’s June Jones and Hal Mumme, masters of the run-andshoot and Air Raid schemes that have proliferated in college football for a quarter century. Jones, the Mustangs’ sixth-year head coach, hired Mumme as passinggame coordinator. “Offensively, it’s going to be interesting to see how coach Mumme plugs into it,” Kingsbury said Monday. “Obviously, it’s two great offensive minds coming together. So we’ll have to see if it’s a blend of both or more his or more coach Jones’ (offense).” It’s not as if SMU was struggling. Since reversing the course of a long-dormant program, Jones in the last four years has led the Mustangs to two eight-win seasons, two seven-win seasons and three victories in four bowl appearances. Mumme was holed up in Abilene the last four years working on his own SEE TECH, page D4

Want More? RED RAIDERS football notebook. PAGE D4

High School Football — South Plains Top 25 No. 4: Shallowater Mustangs

■ Head coach: Kyle Maxfield (fifth season), 35-12 at Shallowater, 89-54 overall ■ 2012 season, district record: 11-1, 5-0 (first place District 2-3A) ■ Year last won district: 2012 ■ Year last made playoffs: 2012 ■ Returnees: 13 of 35 lettermen, five offensive starters, four defensive starters ■ Players to watch: TE/DL Cameron Knight, OL Hayden Cobb, DB Jace Robertson, OL Jared Moore, RB/LB Jarek Black, OL Landon Lara, OL Lupe Islas, LB Rocky Martinez, OL Ty Webb ■ 2013 outlook: The competition for the top four spots in the South Plains Top 25 is so close that any of the four could have been number one. Shallowater certainly has the resume to be one of those top four teams after crushing District 2-3A and going two rounds deep in the postseason. The Mustangs appear poised for more, but have got to stay healthy to do so. That was never more evident than the final game of 21012 when they struggled after standout running back Jarek Black injured a shoulder in the first quarter of the playoff game vs. Monahans. Black is back for his senior season — and likely beyond considering the recruiting attention he’s getting — after rushing for 2,372 yards and 29 touchdowns as a junior. But Shallowater should have more diversity than last year to take some pressure off Black. TE Cameron Knight, who has committed to Texas State, is a threat both blocking and receiving, and the Mustangs

THE AVALANCHEJOURNAL is counting down the Top 25 high school football teams on the South Plains.

Shallowater and Jarek Black are poised to push for a deep run in the Class 3A playoffs. scott macwatters  for a-j media

got a boost when Plainview QB Wes McCutcheon moved in over the summer. Defensively the Mustangs should be strong up the middle with DTs Landon Lara and Skyler Westbrook and linebackers Rocky Martinez and Black. Compiled by George Watson

The list so far: 25. Roosevelt 24. Slaton 23. Levelland 22. Muleshoe 21. Snyder 20. Sudan 19. Denver City 18. Coronado 17. Crosbyton 16. Seminole 15. Cooper 14. Sundown 13. Lubbock High 12. Ralls 11. Abernathy 10. Brownfield 9. Springlake-Earth 8. Idalou 7. Post 6. New Deal 5. Littlefield 4. Shallowater 3. Coming Wednesday

Batch, Doege, Harrell among NFL cuts Four former Texas Tech football players were among the first round of training camp cuts made over the weekend. In Pittsburgh, running back Baron Batch was let go by the Steelers after they acquired former Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones from the Philadelphia Eagles. Jones tied with Jonathan Dwyer for the most carries on the Steelers in their preseason game against Kansas City with eight. Jones had a team-best 29 yards rushing in the 26-20 overtime loss. Batch was in his third year with Pittsburgh and missed his rookie season with a torn ACL suffered during training camp. In Green Bay, the Packers released quarterback Graham Harrell after the emergence of former Texas standout Vince Young. Young performed well enough in preseason games to unseat Harrell as the backup behind starter Aaron Rodgers. Harrell, who was the No. 3 quarterback in 2010 and 2011 while splitting time on the practice squad and the 53man roster, served as Rodgers’ backup last season but didn’t appear to take a jump this year. In three preseason games, Harrell completed just 23 of 42 passes (54.8 percent) for 169 yards with no touchdowns and one interception (54.6 rating). In 14 possessions, he led the Packers to just three points. In Atlanta, the Falcons parted ways with rookie free-agent quarterback Seth Doege. Doege was one of 11 players cut by the Falcons and had not appeared in a preseason game this season. Arizona waived former Tech lineman Deveric Gallington, who also was a free agent.

Across The Nation Kurt Busch joining Stewart-Haas Racing CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch said Monday he has signed with Stewart-Haas Racing, which is rapidly developing into a super-team and will have four cars next season with the addition of the 2004 NASCAR champion. “This is the kind of situation every driver wants to be in and I’m grateful to Gene Haas and Haas Automation for providing me this opportunity,” Busch told The Associated Press. “Gene wants to win, and wants me to go out there and perform to the best of my abilities.” The deal was first reported by Fox Sports and ESPN. A news conference was scheduled for Tuesday by SHR. Busch recently received an offer from SHR co-owner Haas to leave Furniture Row Racing to join a team that will now expand next season to four cars. He’ll be teammates with co-owner Tony Stewart, who is out the rest of this year with a broken leg, Danica Patrick and Kevin Harvick, who is leaving Richard Childress Racing to join SHR. Once Stewart returns — the team has said he’ll be back in time for next year’s Daytona 500 — SHR will have three drivers with a combined 96 Cup victories and four championships. They also have a combined 675 top-10 finishes. Patrick is in her first full season of Cup. Harvick is replacing Ryan Newman in the lineup, and Stewart said last month that Newman was being let go because SHR did not have the capability to expand to four cars. But Haas stepped in and courted Busch on his own, and will fund Busch’s ride out of his own pocket with sponsorship from his CNC machine company. Furniture Row tried desperately to keep Busch, who joined the team with six races remaining last year and has the No. 78 Chevrolet in contention for a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for the first time in team history.

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Week In Sports The week ahead — Aug. 27-Sept. 2

Today Wednesday Thursday Texas Tech Football

SMU 7 p.m. Tourney Tourney in Ogden, in Ogden, Utah Utah

Texas Tech Volleyball

New Mexico St. at Ruidoso

Texas Tech Cross Country

Idaho State 7 p.m.

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HardinSimmons 4 p.m.

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High School Football WEEK 0 SCHEDULE (All times 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted) Thursday’s Games CITY CLASS 4A Coronado at Monterey, 7 p.m. AREA CLASS 5A Palo Duro at Tascosa, 8 p.m. CLASS 3A Kermit vs.Greenwood at Grande Communications Stadium, Midland, 8 p.m., CLASS 1A Bovina vs. Panhandle at Dick Bivins Stadium, Amarillo, 4:30 p.m. SIX-MAN Newcastle vs. Borden County, Jayton, 6 p.m. Patton Springs vs. Wichita Falls Christian at Knox City Throckmorton vs. Petersburg, Jayton, 8 p.m. Kress vs. Nazareth at Happy, 8 p.m. Friday’s Games CITY CLASS 4A Canyon at Lubbock High Frenship vs. Canutillo at Grande Communications Stadium, Midland, 4 p.m. CLASS 3A Estacado at Hereford Cooper at Idalou Shallowater at Muleshoe CLASS 2A Roosevelt at Levelland CLASS 1A Springlake-Earth at New Deal TAPPS Lockney at Lubbock Christian AREA CLASS 5A San Angelo Central at El Paso Franklin, 7 p.m. Abilene Cooper at Wichita Falls Rider, 7 p.m. Lewisville Hebron at Abilene El Paso Montwood at Odessa Permian El Paso Coronado at Midland Lee, 8 p.m. Odessa at Amarillo, 8 p.m. CLASS 4A Caprock at Snyder, 7 p.m. Andrews at San Angelo Lake View Randall at Plainview Dumas at Perryton CLASS 3A Seminole at Merkel

Monahans at Midland Christian Sweetwater at Eastland Fort Stockton at Big Spring Argyle at Abilene Wylie CLASS 2A Stratford vs. Friona at Dick Bivins Stadium, Amarillo, 4:30 p.m. Morton at Post Sundown at Olton Wellington at Childress Floydada at Brownfield Stanton at Denver City Lamesa at Littlefield Wink at Slaton Bushland at Borger Farwell at Dimmitt CLASS 1A Abernathy at Plains Sudan at Ralls Hale Center at Smyer Tahoka at Crosbyton Seagraves at Iraan Clarendon at Tulia SIX-MAN Newcastle at Paducah, 4:30 p.m. Meadow vs. Follett, at Happy, 6 p.m. Spur at Wellman-Union Grady at Ropes Anton at Hart Whitharral at Dawson Lubbock Harmony at Cotton Center O’Donnell at Wilson Lazbuddie at Silverton Christ the King at Whiteface Rule at Aspermont Groom at White Deer Hedley at Higgins Guthrie at Vernon Northside Buena Vista vs. Kingdom Prep at McCamey Sterling City at Jayton, 8 p.m. Amherst at Happy, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games AREA CLASS 5A El Paso Americas at Midland, 11 a.m. SIX-MAN Valley vs. Abbott at Hico, 1 p.m. Strawn vs. Ira at Hico, 3 p.m. Sands vs. Lorenzo at Midland, 5 p.m. Marfa vs. Klondike at McCamey, 5:30 p.m. Lefors vs. Loop at Happy, 6 p.m. Highland vs. Motley County at Jayton, 8 p.m. Miami vs. New Home at Happy, 8 p.m.

Local Sports Briefly Cooper tops Trinity in four games WOODROW — Cooper knocked off Trinity Christian, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 2519 Monday in high school volleyball. Peyton Mandrell pounded 13 kills for Trinity (6-7-2), and Sunni Zamora had 11 kills, nine digs and three aces. Morgan Prince added 37 assists, six kills, six digs and five blocks, and Molly Johnston was good for eight kills, four digs and three blocks. The Lady Lions got five kills and five blocks from Amber Daniel.

Titans sweep Amarillo Ascension Kaci Thornton had four kills and Cassie Robinson served eight aces, leading the Lubbock Titans past Amarillo Ascension Academy, 25-8, 25-6, 25-4 on Monday. Karli Thornton supplied 10 assists, six aces and three kills and Sarah Brooks had five aces and two kills. Lindsay Hoage added three kills.

Tech to host pre-game party The Texas Tech Alumni Association and the Red Raider Club plan to host a pre-game party and pep rally for fans attending the Tech-SMU football game Friday in Dallas. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at

the Holiday Inn Dallas Central-Park Cities. The address is 6070 North Central Expressway, just north of Mockingbird Lane. Admission is free. More information is available from the Tech Alumni Association at (806) 742-3641.

Coronado tops MHS for Amarillo title AMARILLO — Coronado downed Monterey 10-3 Saturday in the finals of the Amarillo Invitational tennis tournament. Elizabeth Peterson clinched the match with a 6-3, 7-5 victory at No. 3 singles. Coronado advanced to the championship match by beating El Paso Chapin 19-0, Dumas 14-5 and Canyon 11-8. Monterey reached the finals by beating El Paso El Dorado 10-0, Randall 12-7 and Frenship 10-2. Monterey (10-2) visits Odessa Permian at 4 p.m. today. In the championship match, Coronado also got girls singles wins from Reagan Collins and Mariel DeLeon and Peterson and swept girls doubles. Coronado’s John Young won No. 3 boys singles, and the Mustangs took two of three in boys doubles, plus the mixed doubles match. Monterey’s wins came from Alec Jeffries and Dylan Threadwell at Nos. 1 and 2 singles and from Threadwell and Justin Thetford at No. 1 doubles.

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Today in Sports History


1996 - Stefan Edberg stunned Wimbledon

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2006 - Marco Andretti, 19, became the youngest winner of a major open-wheel race, beating Dario Franchitti by 0.66 seconds at the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Nishikori loses in first upset of Open by RACHEL COHEN Associated Press

NEW YORK — The U.S. Open, wrapping up an unpredictable year of Grand Slam tennis, quickly produced a big upset Monday. A British man not named Andy Murray — 179thranked qualifier Daniel Evans — stunned 11th-seeded Kei Nishikori in straight sets. Evans won 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in his U.S. Open debut. Both are 23, but Nishikori was playing in his 17th Grand Slam event, with a 25-16 record coming in. Evans was 0-2, both matches at Wimbledon. The women’s draw opened with no surprises. Third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and fifthseeded Li Na advanced in straight sets. Radwanska beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-1, 6-2, while Li defeated Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-2. Radwanska withdrew from her last tournament at Cincinnati on Aug. 15 before her quarterfinal against Li to fly home for her grandfather’s funeral. “Sometimes there are some things more important than tennis,” Radwanska said. “It was something like that, and it was really a pretty quick choice. Of course, this is the situation

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Daniel Evans returns a shot to Kei Nishikori during their first-round match in the U.S. Open on Monday in New York. Evans defeated Nishikori, 6-4, 6-4. 6-2. that we have to be home for the family, and I think I owed my granddad to be there.” American teen Lauren Davis lost by a “double bagel,” falling to 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-0, 6-0 in 57 minutes. The day started with some big news from a veteran U.S. player: Three-time Grand Slam quarterfinalist

James Blake announced he would retire after the tournament at age 33. Roger Federer is 32, and his struggles this year have him hearing questions about how much longer he’ll play. The five-time U.S. Open champ is seeded seventh, his worst since 2002. Federer plays Grega Zemlja in Monday’s last match at Arthur Ashe Sta-

dium. Top-seeded Serena Williams begins the night session against Francesca Schiavone. Rafael Nadal was facing doubt about his career when a knee injury sidelined him for seven months. But with a 10-0 record on hard courts leading to the U.S. Open, he’s seeded second. The Spaniard opens against American Ryan Harrison on Monday.

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Today National League Favorite Line Underdog Line at Washington -160 Miami +150 at Pittsburgh -160 Milwaukee +150 at New York -135 Philadelphia +125 Cincinnati -120 at St. Louis +110 at Colorado -145 San Francisco +135 at Arizona -110 San Diego +100 at Los Angeles -280 Chicago +240 American League Favorite Line Underdog Line New York -115 at Toronto +105 at Detroit -185 Oakland +175 at Tampa Bay -130 Los Angeles +120 at Boston -150 Baltimore +140 Kansas City -135 at Minnesota +125 at Chicago -190 Houston +180 Texas -115 at Seattle +105 Interleague at Atlanta -140 Cleveland +130 ——— COLLEGE FOOTBALL Thursday Favorite Open Today O/U Underdog at South Carolina 10½ 11 56½ North Carolina at Minnesota 14½ 14 51½ UNLV at Bowling Green 3 3½ 48 Tulsa at UCF 21½ 21½ 55 Akron at Utah Pk 2½ 51 Utah State Mississippi 1 3 53½ at Vanderbilt at Fresno State 11½ 10 55 Rutgers Southern Cal 20½ 22 53½ at Hawaii Friday Favorite Open Today O/U Underdog Texas Tech 7 5½ 59½ at SMU W. Michigan at Michigan State 27 27 44½ at Miami 31½ 32½ 53½ FAU Saturday Favorite Open Today O/U Underdog at Wisconsin 44 44½ 53 UMass at Michigan 34½ 31½ 52 Cent. Michigan at Ohio State 35 36 55½ Buffalo at NC State 14½ 13½ 62½ Louisiana Tech at Maryland 18½ 20 49½ FIU at Iowa 3 3 53 N. Illinois at Notre Dame 30 30 53 Temple BYU 2½ 3 49½ at Virginia Alabama-a 17½ 19½ 45½ Virginia Tech at Troy 6½ 5 63½ UAB at Cincinnati 7½ 10½ 50½ Purdue Kentucky-b 7½ 4½ 56½ W. Kentucky at Marshall 17 17½ 69 Miami (Ohio) Okla. State-c 11 12½ 60 Miss. State at Oklahoma 22½ 23½ 59½ La.-Monroe at Southern Miss. 7 7½ 56 Texas State at Texas 41½ 42 58 N.M. State at Texas A&M off off off Rice at Florida 23 23½ 56½ Toledo at Arkansas 10½ 10½ 59 La.-Lafayette at Auburn 17 14 59 Wash. State at North Texas 14½ 15 56½ Idaho Syracuse Penn State-d 7 7½ 51 at Nebraska 27 28 65½ Wyoming at New Mexico 3 3 55 UTSA Georgia 2½ 1½ 72 at Clemson LSU-e 3 4 50½ TCU at Washington 5½ 3½ 52 Boise State at UCLA 17 19½ 66½ Nevada Northwestern 3 6 58 at California Sunday Favorite Open Today O/U Underdog at Louisville 21 20½ 58 Ohio Colorado State-f 2½ 2½ 49 Colorado Monday, Sept. 2 Favorite Open Today O/U Underdog Florida State 7½ 10 49 at Pittsburgh a-at Atlanta; b-at Nashville, Tenn.; c-at Houston; d-at E. Rutherford, N.J.; e-at Arlington; f-at Denver

ProFootball National Football League Preseason AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct. PF Buffalo 2 1 0 .667 71 New England 2 1 0 .667 65 N.Y. Jets 2 1 0 .667 78 Miami 1 3 0 .250 80 South W L T Pct. PF Houston 2 1 0 .667 74 Indianapolis 2 1 0 .667 67 Tennessee 1 2 0 .333 67 Jacksonville 0 3 0 .000 40 North W L T Pct. PF Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 98 Cincinnati 2 1 0 .667 79 Cleveland 2 1 0 .667 57 Pittsburgh 0 3 0 .000 46 West W L T Pct. PF Denver 2 1 0 .667 47 Kansas City 1 2 0 .333 52 Oakland 1 2 0 .333 65 San Diego 1 2 0 .333 62 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct. PF Washington 3 0 0 1.000 76 Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 67 Dallas 2 2 0 .500 72 N.Y. Giants 1 2 0 .333 51 South W L T Pct. PF New Orleans 3 0 0 1.000 76 Carolina 2 1 0 .667 67

1 2 0 .333 54 0 3 0 .000 49 North W L T Pct. PF Chicago 2 1 0 .667 84 Detroit 2 1 0 .667 72 Green Bay 1 2 0 .333 29 Minnesota 0 3 0 .000 43 West W L T Pct. PF Seattle 3 0 0 1.000 88 Arizona 2 1 0 .667 36 San Francisco 2 1 0 .667 55 St. Louis 0 3 0 .000 52 Thursday’s Results Detroit 40, New England 9 Carolina 34, Baltimore 27 Friday’s Results Seattle 17, Green Bay 10 Chicago 34, Oakland 26 Saturday’s Results Washington 30, Buffalo 7 Indianapolis 27, Cleveland 6 N.Y. Jets 24, N.Y. Giants 21, OT Kansas City 26, Pittsburgh 20, OT Philadelphia 31, Jacksonville 24 Tampa Bay 17, Miami 16 Denver 27, St. Louis 26 Dallas 24, Cincinnati 18 Tennessee 27, Atlanta 16 San Diego 24, Arizona 7 Sunday’s Results New Orleans 31, Houston 23 San Francisco 34, Minnesota 14 Thursday’s Games Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Detroit at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at New England, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Tennessee at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 7 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 7 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 7 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Arizona at Denver, 8 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 9 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 9 p.m. End of exhibition season

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ProBasketball WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE Eastern Conference W L Pct. GB x-Chicago 20 8 .714 — Atlanta 14 11 .560 4½ Washington 13 15 .464 7 Indiana 12 15 .444 7½ New York 11 16 .407 8½ Connecticut 7 19 .269 12 Western Conference W L Pct. GB x-Minnesota 20 7 .741 — x-Los Angeles 18 8 .692 1½ Phoenix 14 13 .519 6 Seattle 13 14 .481 7 San Antonio 10 17 .370 10 Tulsa 9 18 .333 11 x-clinched playoff spot Saturday’s Results Minnesota 84, Indiana 77 Chicago 67, Atlanta 56 Sunday’s Results San Antonio 70, Seattle 64 New York 74, Connecticut 66 Los Angeles 90, Tulsa 88, OT Monday No games scheduled Today’s Games Minnesota at New York, 6 p.m. Seattle at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Connecticut at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

ProSoccer PA 66 83 60 68 PA 61 62 65 95 PA 73 53 52 68 PA 72 52 79 71 PA 41 64 69 57 PA 56 58

Major League Soccer Eastern Conference W L T Pts GF GA Montreal 12 7 5 41 41 35 New York 11 9 6 39 38 34 Kansas City 11 9 6 39 36 26 Philadelphia 10 7 8 38 36 32 Houston 10 8 6 36 29 28 Chicago 10 10 4 34 30 34 New England 9 9 6 33 29 23 Columbus 8 12 5 29 29 34 Toronto FC 4 12 9 21 22 34 D.C. 3 17 5 14 15 41 Western Conference W L T Pts GF GA Real Salt Lake 13 8 6 45 48 33 Los Angeles 12 9 4 40 40 32 Portland 9 3 12 39 37 25 Colorado 10 7 9 39 33 27 FC Dallas 9 7 10 37 36 38 Vancouver 10 9 6 36 36 33 Seattle 10 8 4 34 30 26 San Jose 9 10 7 34 28 37 Chivas USA 5 14 6 21 24 45 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Friday’s Result Chicago 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 Saturday’s Results D.C. United 1, Toronto FC 1, tie Montreal 5, Houston 0 FC Dallas 2, San Jose 2, tie Los Angeles 1, Vancouver 0 Real Salt Lake 4, Columbus 0 Sunday’s Results

Chivas USA 3, New York 2 New England 5, Philadelphia 1 Seattle FC 1, Portland 0 Friday’s Games New England at Toronto FC, 6 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Seattle FC at Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. D.C. United at New York, 7 p.m. Colorado at Sporting Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 Houston at Chicago, 2 p.m. Chivas USA at Vancouver, 6 p.m.

ProTennis U.S. Open Monday’s Results At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center; New York Purse: $34.3 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Men First Round Daniel Evans, Britain, def. Kei Nishikori (11), Japan, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Dmitry Tursunov (32), Russia, def. Aljaz Bedene, Slovenia, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. Feliciano Lopez (23), Spain, def. Florent Serra, France, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-3, 6-3. Guillaume Rufin, France, def. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 6-1. Richard Gasquet (8), France, def. Michael Russell, United States, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Stephane Robert, France, def. Albano Olivetti, France, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. Bernard Tomic, Australia, def. Albert Ramos, Spain, 6-3, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-3. Bradley Klahn, United States, def. Kenny de Schepper, France, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (0), 7-6 (4). Mikhail Kukushkin, Kazakhstan, def. Andrej Martin, Slovakia, 6-4, 7-6 (2), 7-5. Janko Tipsarevic (18), Serbia, def. Pablo Cuevas, Uruguay, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, retired. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, def. Rhyne Williams, United States, 6-3, 4-6, 1-6, 7-5, 6-0. Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Andreas Haider-Maurer, Austria, def. Ernests Gulbis (30), Latvia, 3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, def. Fernando Verdasco (27), Spain, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain, def. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Frank Dancevic, Canada, def. Robin Haase, Netherlands, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3). David Ferrer (4), Spain, def. Nick Kyrgios, Australia, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2. Tommy Robredo (19), Spain, def. Marinko Matosevic, Australia, 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-2. Dudi Sela, Israel, def. Andrey Kuznetsov, Russia, 7-6 (2), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 5-7, 6-4. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, leads Rogerio Dutra Silva, Brazil, 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (9), 0-4, susp., rain. Santiago Giraldo, Colombia, leads Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6), 2-1, susp., rain. Women First Round Carla Suarez Navarro (18), Spain, def. Lauren Davis, United States, 6-0, 6-0. Li Na (5), China, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 6-2, 6-2. Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, Spain, def. Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, 6-0, 6-4. Agnieszka Radwanska (3), Poland, def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa, Spain, 6-1, 6-2. Laura Robson (30), Britain, def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Spain, 7-5, 6-0. CoCo Vandeweghe, United States, def. Aleksandra Krunic, Serbia, 6-4, 7-6 (5). Sofia Arvidsson, Sweden, def. Petra Cetkovska, Czech Republic, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1. Venus Williams, United States, def. Kirsten Flipkens (12), Belgium, 6-1, 6-2. Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, Austria, def. Magdalena Rybarikova (29), Slovakia, 7-6 (2), 6-3. Kaia Kanepi (25), Estonia, def. Vania King, United States, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1. Caroline Garcia, France, def. Shelby Rogers, United States, 6-3, 6-2. Jamie Hampton (23), United States, def. Lara Arruabarrena, Spain, 6-4, 6-2. Sabine Lisicki (16), Germany, def. Vera Dushevina, Russia, 6-2, 7-6 (3). Anna Schmiedlova, Slovakia, def. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (4). Yaroslava Shvedova, Kazakhstan, def. Olga Puchkova, Russia, 6-1, 6-0. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (32), Russia, def. Virginie Razzano, France, 7-5, 6-0. Urszula Radwanska, Poland, def. IrinaCamelia Begu, Romania, 6-1, 6-3. Sorana Cirstea (19), Romania, def. Sharon Fichman, Canada, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1. Zheng Jie, China, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 6-1, 6-3. Ashleigh Barty, Australia, def. Estrella Cabeza Candela, Spain, 6-1, 6-4. Paula Ormaechea, Argentina, def. Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, 6-3, 7-6 (7). Kurumi Nara, Japan, def. Alexandra Cadantu, Romania, 6-2, 6-2. Sloane Stephens (15), United States, def. Mandy Minella, Luxembourg, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Kristina Mladenovic, France, def. Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1. Ekaterina Makarova (24), Russia, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-2, 6-4. Galina Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan, def. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 6-4, 6-3.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, def. Mathilde Johansson, France, 6-3, 6-1. Alisa Kleybanova, Russia, def. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, def. Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Jelena Jankovic (9), Serbia, def. Madison Keys, United States, 6-3, 6-4. Angelique Kerber (8), Germany, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-1. Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Francesca Schiavone, Italy, 6-0, 6-1.

Transactions SUNDAY’S SPORTS TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated SS Derek Jeter from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Placed OF Josh Reddick on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of 1B Daric Barton from Sacramento (PCL). Designated RHP Pat Neshek for assignment. Recalled RHP Evan Scribner from Sacramento. SEATTLE MARINERS — Activated OF Franklin Gutierrez from the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Aaron Harang for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Announced OF Jason Bourgeois cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Reinstated LHP Aaron Loup from the paternity list. Designated RHP Chien-Ming Wang for assignment. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Activated C Miguel Montero and 3B Eric Chavez from the 15-day DL. Optioned 3B Matt Davidson and C Tuffy Gosewisch to Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES — Sent 2B Dan Uggla to Gwinnett (IL) for a rehab assignment. MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned INF Gil Velazquez to New Orleans (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Placed OF Casper Wells on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of INF/OF Pete Orr from Lehigh Valley (IL). Transferred 1B Ryan Howard to the 60-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Recalled OF Reymond Fuentes and RHP Anthony Bass from Tucson (PCL). Optioned OF Jaff Decker and RHP Brad Brach to Tucson. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association SAN ANTONIO SPURS — G-F Tracy McGrady announced his retirement. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended New York Jets RB Mike Goodson the first four games of the regular season and Minnesota FB Jerome Felton the first three games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. ATLANTA FALCONS — Waived WR Rashad Evans, WR Marcus Jackson and WR Marcus Sales. BUFFALO BILLS — Released DB Dominique Ellis, CB Jumal Rolle, WR Da’Rick Rogers, WR DeMarco Sampson and C Ryan Turnley. Placed OT Chris Hairston on the reserve/non-football illness list. Reached an injury settlement with G Keith Williams. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Waived DB Vernon Kearney, DL Dave Kruger, WR Cordell Roberson and LB Tommy Smith. Terminated the contract of WR Jordan Norwood. Placed RB Dion Lewis on injured reserve. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released DT Jeris Pendleton. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released K Giorgio Tavecchio. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Waived WR LaMark Brown, WR Erik Highsmith, G Tyler Holmes, DE Lawrence Jackson, DE Marquis Jackson, LB Stanford Keglar, CB Greg McCoy, RB Bradley Randle, WR Chris Summers, QB James Vandenberg, C Camden Wentz, RB Jerodis Williams and CB Roderick Williams. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Re-signed CB Stephon Morris and DL Scott Vallone. Released WR Kamar Aiken, CB Brandon Jones, LB Niko Koutouvides, CB LeQuan Lewis and LS Mike Zupancic. Placed DL Cory Grissom and OT Markus Zusevics on injured reserve. Placed DL Armond Armstead and WR Mark Harrison on the reserve/non-football injury list. NEW YORK GIANTS — Activated DE Jason Pierre-Paul off the PUP list. NEW YORK JETS — Released WR Joe Collins, WR Braylon Edwards, DB Donnie Fletcher, G Patrick Ford, OL Trey Gilleo, S Bret Lockett, RB Joe McKnight, G Stephen Peterman, LB Sean Progar-Jackson, P Ryan Quigley, WR Marcus Rucker, LS Patrick Scales, RB Chad Spann, WR K.J. Stroud and WR Rahsaan Vaughn. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Placed LB Melvin Ingram on the PUP list. Placed CB Steve Williams and DT Byron Jerideau on injured reserve. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Waived RB D.J. Harper, LB Joe Holland, G Al Netter, P Colton Schmidt and QB Scott Tolzien. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released WR Perez Ashford, LB Kyle Knox, TE Jameson Konz, TE Andrei Lintz, TE/LS Kyle Nelson, DT Martin Parker and LB Craig Wilkins. Terminated the contract of WR Brett Swain. Placed DT Jesse Williams on injured reserve. ST. LOUIS RAMS — Waived K-P Brett Baer, WR Demetrius Fields, WR Andrew Helmick, LS Jorgen Hus, QB Tim Jenkins, DT Al Lapuaho, LB Joseph Lebeau, TE Colby Prince, WR Raymond Radway and CB Robert Steeples. Waived/injured OL Graham Pocic.




Ex-Cowboys say scrutiny is same for today’s players by KELLY P. KISSEL


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West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is one of several Big 12 coaches who haven’t publicly named a starting quarterback yet.

Four Big 12 teams haven’t named QB by STEPHEN HAWKINS Associated Press

For starters, four Big 12 teams haven’t even revealed who their No. 1 quarterback will be with only a few practices left before the season openers. There were five until Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said Monday during the first Big 12 coaches weekly teleconference that he had settled on junior college transfer Jake Waters as the starter. TCU coach Gary Patterson will let everybody find out who starts for the 20th-ranked Horned Frogs when either Casey Pachall or Trevone Boykin run out on the field against 12thranked LSU on Saturday night. Both are expected to play. “The difference with me is I think I can win with both of them in big games,” said Patterson, who certainly has to know who will start but isn’t saying. Pachall is 15-2 as a starter, but played only four games last season before leaving school for a substance abuse program. Boykin then won three Big 12 road games. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy plans to play both Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh, though isn’t saying who will take the first snap for the No. 13 Cowboys

against Mississippi State in the other Big 12 vs. SEC matchup on the opening weekend. “That’s really what I’ve said throughout the spring and it’s not changed,” Gundy said. “Both quarterbacks have improved from last season, both quarterbacks played fairly well in games last season, so they deserve to play. If there was separation where one was considerably better than the other, then we would play, or name him the starter.” As for having more than one quarterback, Gundy was quick to point out, “last year there were times we had success with three of them.” Wes Lunt transferred to Illinois. Chelf and Walsh both threw for more than 1,500 yards with at least 13 touchdowns. The quarterback job at West Virginia is down from three to Florida State transfer Clint Trickett or Paul Millard, who was Geno Smith’s backup the past two seasons. It had been three with redshirt freshman Ford Childress. “They’ve kind of risen their game a little bit and they’re battling,” coach Dana Holgorsen said. “We had to kind of narrow it down. Once we did, Paul looked good, and we felt it warranted to keep the competition going.”

With expected starter Michael Brewer dealing with a back problem, new Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury is down to two freshmen — Davis Webb or walk-on Baker Mayfield — to choose from for his head coaching debut at SMU on Friday night. Both could play. While Waters was tabbed as the first Kansas State quarterback to play after the graduation of Heisman Trophy finalist Collin Klein, Snyder said “in all likelihood” Daniel Sams will also play against North Dakota State on Friday. Only No. 15 Texas with David Ash returns the same starter from all of last season. “He’s more confident, he’s stronger, he’s got more experience,” coach Mack Brown said of Ash, who has started 18 of his 25 games. “The biggest difference, because of his confidence, he’s able to lead.” Sam Richardson took over as Iowa State’s starter the last three games of his freshman season, when he had eight TDs and one interception. Bryce Petty, a fourth-year junior, has been the backup to Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III and recordsetting Nick Florence at Baylor. “He’s been in every meeting, been in every game

with us, so he’s seen it all,” Bears coach Art Briles said. “That’s all kind of filtered down to him through absorption, to where he’s got a feel for what should happen before it does. ... We feel confident going into this week with Bryce at the helm.” No. 16 Oklahoma is going with redshirt freshman Trevor Knight as the starter. Kansas, the only Big 12 team that doesn’t play the opening weekend, has BYU transfer Jake Heaps after he had to sit out last season. The Sooners are replacing 50-game starter Landry Jones with a first-time starter over Blake Bell, the junior who has run for 24 career touchdowns in primarily short-yardage situations the past two seasons. “Blake is continuing to work and compete and maybe, unlike some other years where we’ve given the bulk of the reps to one guy, we’ll be sure that Blake is continuing to get more reps in practice,” said coach Bob Stoops, who named his starter late last week. “Trevor’s handled it much like he has all camp. He’s always come to practice ready to work. They both have. ... (Knight) has had to show consistency and ability this whole time. It’s a big body of work to evaluate.”

cowboys: Garrett doesn’t want fumbles FROM page D1 on the Cowboys’ fifth offensive play just one week after they had five turnovers in the first half and six total in a loss at Arizona. “Can’t happen,” Garrett said, pointing out that avoiding turnovers was a “huge emphasis” in training camp and had to be reinforced after the loss to the Cardinals. “I don’t care who you are. We can’t have it. DeMarco’s a man. He understands what his role is on this football team. We just felt that was the right thing to do, and he responded exactly how we thought he would respond.” The Cowboys have preached carrying the ball “high and tight” throughout the preseason, and Murray was simply the latest to violate that rule in a game. Lance Dunbar, who could be Murray’s backup if he can recover from a sprained foot in time, lost a ball against the Cardinals when he stretch it over his head and lost control as he was falling backward after a long run. Receiver Dez Bryant had the ball stripped after a nice gain on a catch and run against Arizona. Murray was carrying the ball just loosely enough for a Cincinnati defender to punch it out when he was trying to fight for extra yardage. “Mentally, I’m always ready to play,” Murray

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Members of the Dallas Cowboys’ championship teams from the 1970s said Monday that the scrutiny professional athletes face in the modern era is similar to what they went through in the days before every move was recorded on a smartphone and spread around the world by social media. Roger Staubach, a quarterback who won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys after winning the Heisman Trophy at Navy in 1963, said in an interview with The Associated Press that temptations increase with the amount of money an athlete makes — and that those who are paid to play must be cautious to maintain a proper balance. “In your life, you have to overcome temptations,” Staubach said. “If you look at sports, the more money that gets involved, it’s harder to keep your perspective, your balance, but you should. It shouldn’t be all about the money.” Staubach, cornerback Mel Renfro and defensive back Charlie Waters were among a number of exCowboy players and coaches who visited Arkansas to honor safety Cliff Harris at the Little Rock Touchdown Club. They agreed to meet with the AP after a ceremony announcing that Harris’ name will be on a new award that will be presented to the top smallcollege defensive player. The ex-Cowboys said headline-generating scandals in a variety of sports, including the recent suspensions of baseball players for using performance-enhancing drugs, overshadow the recognition due athletes who play fairly, volunteer in their communities and, as Waters said, live as a “well-behaved member of society.” “There’s always been pressure. It’s part of the job,” Waters said. “If you don’t want that, then you don’t want to be playing professional sports or even college sports. “Unfortunately a lot of players think they can do a lot of stuff. Players need to be great on the gridiron. That’s it. When they get off that, they don’t have to be anything but themselves. ... There’s got to be a separation,” Waters said. The former players didn’t talk about specific players in scandals, though Staubach called the murder allegation against former Patriots tight end

Aaron Hernandez “beyond belief.” He said athletes should exercise peer pressure against rule-breakers and that the media and the public should find a taste for happier stories. “I’m a bit surprised at the steroid stuff that the players who don’t use it don’t do something about it,” Staubach said. “You want to compete against the other play with an equal advantage as far as your physical size, not someone who is drugged up. I’m hoping that more players who have not used drugs: Why aren’t they doing something about the guys that do?” He said if the public was willing to read positive stories and the media were willing to provide them, perhaps the state of sports wouldn’t appear to be so bad. “Why don’t they write stories about the guys who are sacrificing their weekend because they’re out with a children’s charity or helping kids do something? Our society wants more negative information than positive information. Why is that?” Staubach asked. “If they appreciated positive information you guys would have more content. “The greater amount of athletes do a tremendous amount of good things. They’re not getting in trouble,” Staubach said. Renfro said that, now as then, players have to rely on their own good character to stay out of the headlines for the wrong reasons. “You know that your every move and your every word is going to be recorded. And if your character is good enough, and you are a good enough person, you’re not going to do those things that are going to bring attention to you that isn’t good,” Renfro said. “It’s just a matter of keeping your nose clean. Some of these guys nowadays they think they’re above the law and they really don’t care.” “Of course, you have the good ones who are going to do the right thing,” he said. Staubach played only for the Cowboys, has been married to the same woman for 47 years and ended his career with a squeaky clean image. He said Monday he couldn’t recall if he had done anything wrong while on the public stage. “I don’t know if there’s anything that came out that I, I don’t know, nothing overwhelming that I know of,” he said. “Are you looking for something?”

Texans hope to know more about Reed soon By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated Press

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Dallas running back DeMarco Murray (29) reaches across the goal line for a touchdown in a preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday in Arlington. said. “I made a mistake and I can’t let that happen. No one needs to motivate me. I know how to motivate myself. Just got to get things better.” Phillip Tanner got the rest of the carries before halftime — and finished the half with 39 yards on 14 tries. Yet Tanner knows who’s starting and who’s still fighting for a roster spot. “When (Murray) makes a mistake, he has the same mindset,” said Tanner, who will play while Murray sits Thursday night because most of the starters are expected to be held out of the

preseason finale at home against Houston. “He just sits back to himself, he calms down, he gets himself together and he goes out and plays football at its highest level.” Murray had to wait until the third quarter to make amends, and he was taking handoffs from Kyle Orton instead of Tony Romo. But he did have the first-team offensive line in front of him. “I wouldn’t say it got my attention, I know how important the ball is,” Murray said. “You can’t fumble. Since I’ve been carrying the ball from high school

to college, even here, I’ve never been a fumbler. So, I’m not worried about it.” Garrett’s usually not one to share when he’s trying to send a message, but didn’t hesitate when it came to Murray’s miscue — after the game or in Monday’s meeting with reporters. There’s just one area he didn’t really care to address — whether he would do the same thing in a regular-season game. “Hypothetical decisions are hard to deal with from this podium,” he said with a smile. Regardless, the message was received.

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans expect by the end of this week to have a better idea whether injured safety Ed Reed will play in their season opener. Coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that Reed is in Vail, Colo., visiting the surgeon who performed his April hip surgery to repair a partially-torn labrum. He will receive injections in his hip during the visit and then travel Atlanta later this week to continue his rehabilitation. The Texans wrap up their preseason on Thursday night at Dallas and open the season Sept. 9 at San Diego. “I think we’re going to have a really good idea of where we’re at coming out of Dallas,” Kubiak said of Reed’s status. It is the second hip surgery for the 34-year-old Reed, who also had a procedure in 2010 that caused

him to miss the first six games of that season. The nine-time Pro Bowler, who joined the Texans in the offseason after spending his entire career with the Ravens, has been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of camp. But he has said that his rehab is going well and that he believes he’s ahead of schedule. Kubiak stressed that they have been part of all the decisions and plans as he recovers, even though he’s spent a lot of time away from the team working with the people in Atlanta who helped him come back from his last procedure. They aren’t concerned that his recovery will bleed too far into the season even if he isn’t ready for the first week. “I think we feel good about understanding where he’s at and I think the question is if he’s going to be ready right off the get-go,” Kubiak said. “That’s something that’s got to get sorted out here pretty quickly.”



college football

Red Raiders Football Notebook

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Handling freshmen

hope when they get to you, they can refocus and make it about football. The first day of school is always difficult.” It probably soothes the pain of setting an alarm clock for the students that the first week of classes will end with the start of football season. “It’s exciting,” defensive lineman Kerry Hyder said. “You can feel it around campus. Everyone’s excited — the fans, the players, the coaches. Everybody’s looking forward to the game at SMU.” Wide receiver Bradley Marquez figures the student body in general might be distracted by what’s coming at the end of the week. “We started school today, but I bet SMU’s on everybody’s mind,” he said.

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury continues to stick to his guns in not publicly naming a starting quarterback. Not only that, Tech did not release a depth chart Monday and plans to release only one all season — after the season opener at SMU. True freshmen Baker Mayfield from Lake Travis and Davis Webb from Prosper have been competing for the quarterback job. Kingsbury said quarterbacks come into college well-prepared from the proliferation of 7-on-7 passing competitions and year-round training. “Physically, they’re ready when they get here,” Kingsbury said. “It’s just the mental aspect as far as the ups and downs, handling your composure, being poised, things of that nature. The offenses both these kids come from are very similar to what we run, similar to what we had with Johnny (Manziel) last year. They feel comfortable in it because that’s what they played in through their high school careers.”

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ESPN debut Texas Tech football opens up the 2013 season on the road Friday at SMU. A 7 p.m. time slot on ESPN gives the Red Raiders ample opportunity to showcase what they’ve been hiding during fall camp. “Prime time,” senior defensive lineman Kerry Hyder said. “I feel like we’re on TV at a good time, so it’s a good chance to showcase what we have.” Tech will be one of two Big 12 schools kicking off on Friday instead of Saturday. Kansas State takes on North Dakota State at 7:30 p.m. on the new channel Fox Sports 1. “It’s Friday night lights for sure,” junior wide receiver Bradley Marquez said. “Just being on national television and being able to showcase this program to everybody and just showing them what we’ve got here because what we have here is something special and something we’re all excited about.”

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Texas Tech’s Kerry Hyder speaks during the weekly press conference Monday. It’s a six-hour drive from Lubbock to Dallas, but Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury feels sure the Red Raider fan base will show up to support the team. “I think being able to be seen by a national TV audience is huge for the program,” Kingsbury said. “That was the agreement in doing that. Our kids will be excited to play in front of all those fans. I’m sure there will be a great Tech contingent in attendance.”

Hometown guys Tech punter Ryan Erxleben and SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert will be fighting on opposite sides Friday night, but that won’t make Erxleben respect Gilbert any less. The two were classmates at Lake Travis, and Erxleben’s

belief in Gilbert is steadfast. Never mind that the former Parade magazine national player of the year left the fishbowl life of University of Texas quarterback to transfer to SMU, where he started all 13 games last year. “I don’t care what anybody says, he’s a phenomenal quarterback,” Erxleben said. “Hands down, one of the greatest I’ve ever seen.” As a freshman, Gilbert played nearly the entire BCS national championship game in place of the injured Colt McCoy. He threw four interceptions in a 37-21 loss to Alabama, but also two touchdown passes that narrowed the gap to 24-21 late. He made another 12 starts for the Longhorns in 2010 and two in 2011 before suffering a seasonending injury. Then he moved on.

“I can’t really get his perspective,” Erxleben said, “but some places you fit in, some places you don’t. I guess that was just a bad deal there. I hear he’s doing really great at SMU, so I’m happy for him.”

Classes start Texas Tech students returned to classes Monday morning, and Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, an Academic All-America player of the year during his time as a Tech quarterback, has some advice. “Go to class,” Kingsbury said. “That’s the biggest thing. People forget these are college kids, whether it be their girlfriend or the first day of class, they’ve got a lot going on in their minds. You

For the first time since Oct. 13, junior flanker Bradley Marquez will be suited up for a game. Marquez missed the last seven games last season with a torn knee ligament, but after a summer playing minor league baseball with the Kingsport Mets, he’s confident that hes ready to go. “It’s a big thing when it’s a knee,” Marquez said. “You’re using it every day when you’re cutting, things like that. So definitely the confidence has been built up and the games did help me, absolutely, to have the confidence.” After Marquez went down, Tech went from a 5-1 start to a 2-4 finish in the regular season. “It’s just pressure on myself, knowing that I haven’t fully lived up to my expectations here,” Marquez said. “This being my third year now with the injury last year. So definitely just on myself, no matter what quarterback it is, regardless of who it’s going to be, my game needs to be stepped up this year on all levels. I’m expecting to do that this year.” Marquez caught 25 passes for 240 yards as a freshman and 16 for 172 yards last year. Compiled by Krista Pirtle and Don Williams

tech: Kingsbury has a few accomplishments as offensive coach FROM page D1 turnaround job. He took over a McMurry team on a 13-game losing streak and went 4-6 the first year, then 6-4, 9-3 and 8-3. From 1989 to 2000, Mumme and Mike Leach cooked up their cutting-edge passing attack at Iowa Wesleyan, Valdosta State and Kentucky. Now Kingsbury and new defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt have to guess to what extent Mumme’s arrival will alter Jones’ offense. “I would assume the communication would be different,” Kingsbury said. “In the past, I know he (Jones) has had to bring his quarterback over to him. I figure they’ll be signaling in to try and push the pace a little bit more. But other than that, I really don’t know what they’re going to do.” Jones and Mumme have one thing going for them, besides a team that posted a 43-10 rout of Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl last year. They’re working with Garrett Gilbert, a fifth-year senior, as their starting quarterback.

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Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury talked about the difference between the run-and-shoot and the Air Raid offenses on Monday. Although teams coached by Jones and Mumme often are among the national passing leaders, their offenses aren’t identical. In the run-and-shoot — Jones’ baby — receivers can free-

lance routes based on how they read coverages. They might choose on the fly from two or three options, depending what they see in the defense. The Air Raid relies more

on the quarterback evaluating the defense pre-snap and conveying an appropriate call to his receivers. Mumme and Leach were architects of that system, the one in which Kingsbury

passed for 12,000 yards and 95 touchdowns during his Tech career. “I would say from what I know about the run and shoot, the quarterbacks and receivers are more on

the same page at the same time,” Kingsbury said, “where in our system, at least how we do it, we put more on the quarterback than we do on the receivers.” Kingsbury already has some skins on the wall as an assistant, having worked with record-setting quarterback Case Keenum at the University of Houston and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. On the opposite side, Jones and Mumme rarely take a back seat to anyone when it comes to quarterback achievement. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for them, not only as coaches but the type of people they are,” Kingsbury said. “You hear anybody speak about them, they speak in high terms as far as what they’ve done on the field, but also how they treat their coaches and how they treat their players. It’s a huge honor to be playing against them, and it should be a great game.”  766-8736 Follow Don on Twitter @AJ_DonWilliams

flashback: Whitley fondly recalls overtime win over A&M FROM page D1 For four consecutive seasons from 2003 to 2006, Texas Tech broke in a new starting quarterback and the versatile offensive lineman from Texas City was there to help protect three of them — B.J. Symons, Sonny Cumbie and Cody Hodges — as they got settled in. Whitley even started a few games his freshman year, protecting a senior Kliff Kingsbury who would go on to throw for 5,017 yards and 45 touchdowns before capping off his record-setting career with a 55-15 win over Clemson in the 2002 Tangerine Bowl. Despite making only two starts that season, Whitley played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman and made one of his two most memorable Texas Tech memories in the Red Raiders’ 48-47 overtime win at Texas A&M. “We were down 17 going into the fourth and I had two big blocks that game that were probably two of my proudest blocks of my whole career,” Whitley said. Another memory for the former All-Big 12 player came in the final game of his junior year.

“The Holiday Bowl with Sonny at the helm against (then-No.4 ranked) Cal,” Whitley said. “We didn’t belong in the same league as them and they were supposed to be better than us, but we ran them off the field.” Before playing his last game for the scarlet and black, Whitley had started at least one game at every position on the offensive line, making him one of the most versatile lineman in Texas Tech history. All four years that Whitley played, the Red Raiders fielded the No. 1 passing offense in the nation. Even Whitley was shown the ropes by another former great Red Raider offensive lineman. “Toby Cecil was probably the biggest influence on me,” Whitley said. “My locker was next to him my freshman year. I worked out with him and watched him a lot and learned from him. He was always the guy I looked up to and wanted to simulate the way he was doing things, because he always did things the right way.” After being named second-team All-Big 12 in 2005, Whitley was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in

the seventh round of the 2006 NFL draft. “I went up there and blew out my ACL, MCL and medial meniscus and had a microfracture on my tibia,” Whitley said. “Basically I couldn’t get a longterm contract because of my microfracture. They thought it would come back and give me problems and I wouldn’t be as explosive. “When I hurt my knee, I knew the probability of me getting another shot was low. It’s like a medical device company getting audited by the FCA — if some things are problematic, they announce it to the world and people get rid of you and kind of shun you off. I’d say the NFL is similar with its players. Players are basically stock, and any smart person knows when the stock starts to fall you get rid of it.” Following his time with the Cowboys, Whitley spent time with both the Bears and the Ravens, but “it never worked out,” so he decided to hang up the pads for good and moved back to Dallas. “I decided I wanted to go home and start a family with my wife, Brienne.

Now we have two beautiful girls,” Whitley said. While raising a family in the metroplex, Whitley works for Stryker Corporation, which develops and produces medical equipment. “Everything has been sales and imaging for xrays, CMF which is cranio-maxillofacial and I recently picked up spine, so I’ve been doing those two together,” Whitley said. He’s also recently picked up a new hobby — scuba diving. “I have a doctor I work with up here in spine and he dives,” Whitley said. “I’ve dove at Santa Rosa in New Mexico, which is called the Blue Hole, then I did the missile silo in Abilene. We’re going to Freeport pretty soon, which is about 50 miles off the coast. “It’s something athletic that’s not basketball. All I do is basketball. I move around and keep my joints kind of fresh. It keeps me active and keeps me young.” Playing on the hardwood was actually Whitley’s first love. In fact, had a better scholarship offer come in during his prep days, he might never have made it

to Lubbock to give No. 16, No. 2, No. 15, and No. 10 more time to find the open receivers. “If I would have had an opportunity to play basketball in college, I would have rather played basketball,” the 6-foot-6 Texas City product said. “I had a couple of small schools, but nothing serious. I knew if I wanted a shot at the big leagues and wanted to get a good education, then football was my best choice.” Plus, he would have missed out on three bowl wins, hanging 70 points on both Nebraska and TCU in the same season, home wins against Texas and Oklahoma, and all the program-building victories in between. Having suited up alongside half of the current Texas Tech coaching staff, Whitley feels there’s not a better person than Kingsbury — who also started as a freshman — to handle the Red Raiders current situation at quarterback. “He knows how to control emotions with these kids, and they’ll be able to follow them because he’s been there before,” Whitley said. “What he’s asking them to do, he’s done as a player.”

“All of those guys were either building a successful Big 12 program or were part of a successful Big 12 program,” Whitley said. “(Tech cornerbacks coach) Kevin Curtis and Kliff Kingsbury, I watched those guys work. They know how to work, they have a lot of energy and they have a lot of fun.” Whitley, who recently bought season tickets for this season, believes the best days are still ahead for the Red Raiders and the coaching staff Kingsbury has put together. “They will bring a lot of energy back to the game where, nowadays, a lot of coaches get lost in the business aspect of the game,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s kids that want to have fun playing football on Saturdays and I think they’re really bringing that back. “I want people to be patient. I know we all want really big things right away with Kliff, but give him a few years and keep backing him and the best years in Lubbock will be still to come.”  766-8736 Follow Landon on Twitter @LW247




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HOROSCOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY -- In the coming months, you’ll have all the right moves. Knowledge gained through past experiences will be invaluable in helping your reach your goals. People who stimulate you intellectually will spur you to greater heights. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You will discover information that will help you get something you want. Your insight and ability to act quickly will give you an edge in spotting the latest and most valuable trends. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Before you agree to help someone, make

sure that you can really deliver. A change in the way you do things and the way you treat people will make your true value apparent to all. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -You’ll be able to use information to get ahead or to make a quick and necessary decision that sends others running. You’ll be a leader today, and others will be glad to follow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Your heart might be in the right place, but your logic isn’t. Before wasting time or money on someone promising to make your life better, do the research required to make a good

choice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Consider a deal that could greatly add to your financial resources. A sudden relationship change will end up being for the best, even if it is initially hurtful or costly. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- It’s a good cycle in which to change your life for the better. Discipline and hard work will pay off if you apply them. A change in your revenue channels will show your entrepreneurial talent. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Ask questions and discuss details concerning an emotional situation.

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Standings and Box Scores


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Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore NY Yankees Toronto

77 74 70 69 59

55 55 59 62 73

.583 .574 .543 .527 .447

–½ 1½ 5½ 7½ 18½

–½ –½ 2½ 4½ 15½

5-5 6-4 5-5 6-4 3-7

W2 L2 W1 L1 W2

40-23 43-24 38-29 38-27 32-32

37-32 31-31 32-30 31-35 27-41

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia NY Mets Miami

78 65 60 58 49

52 65 71 71 80

.600 .500 .458 .450 .380

–½ 13½ 18½ 19½ 28½

–½ 8½ 13½ 14½ 23½

5-5 6-4 7-3 3-7 3-7

W1 L1 W2 L5 L1

44-18 36-29 35-31 26-37 29-39

34-34 29-36 25-40 32-34 20-41





















Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago Sox

77 71 66 57 54

54 59 64 72 76

.588 .546 .508 .442 .415

–½ 5½ 10½ 19½ 22½

–½ 2½ 7½ 15½ 19½

6-4 7-3 3-7 3-7 8-2

L1 W2 W2 L2 L1

41-24 40-26 35-33 28-33 30-34

36-30 31-33 31-31 29-39 24-42

St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Milwaukee Chicago Cubs

77 76 74 57 55

54 54 58 73 75

.588 .585 .561 .438 .423

–½ ½ 3½ 19½ 21½

–½ –½ –½ 16½ 18½

8-2 5-5 5-5 5-5 3-7

W1 L2 L2 W1 L1

40-24 42-22 41-23 30-35 25-41

37-30 34-32 33-35 27-38 30-34

WEST LA Dodgers Arizona Colorado San Diego San Francisco

W 76 66 62 59 58

L 54 63 71 71 73

Pct. .585 .512 .466 .454 .443

GB –½ 9½ 15½ 17½ 18½

WC –½ 6½ 12½ 14½ 15½

P10 6-4 4-6 4-6 5-5 4-6

Strk L2 L1 W2 W1 L1

Home 38-27 36-26 37-27 36-32 34-35

Away 38-27 30-37 25-44 23-39 24-38











Texas Oakland Seattle LA Angels Houston

75 73 59 58 44

55 57 70 71 86

.577 .562 .457 .450 .338

–½ 2½ 15½ 16½ 31½

–½ –½ 13½ 14½ 29½

6-4 5-5 4-6 5-5 5-5

L2 W1 L3 W3 W1

38-27 39-25 31-35 31-37 21-44

37-28 34-32 28-35 27-34 23-42

Monday’s Results Kansas City 11, Tampa Bay 1 Toronto 5, NY Yankees 2 Oakland 8, Detroit 6 Houston 10, Chicago Sox 8 Texas at Seattle (n)

Sunday’s Results Cleveland 3, Minnesota 1 Kansas City 6, Washington 4 Baltimore 10, Oakland 3 NY Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2, (11) Chicago Sox 5, Texas 2 Toronto 2, Houston 1 LA Angels 7, Seattle 1

Monday’s Results St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 6 Philadelphia 2, NY Mets 1 Colorado 6, San Francisco 1 San Diego at Arizona (n) Chicago Cubs at LA Dodgers (n)

Sunday’s Results Colorado 4, Miami 3 Detroit 11, NY Mets 3 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 9, Arizona 5 Atlanta 5, St. Louis 2 San Francisco 4, Pittsburgh 0 San Diego 3, Chicago Cubs 2, (15) Boston 8, LA Dodgers 1

Today’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 9-9) at Toronto (Happ 3-3), 6:07 p.m. Oakland (Milone 9-9) at Detroit (Verlander 12-9), 6:08 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 7-6) at Boston (Doubront 9-6), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 13-6) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 6-13), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Clemens 4-4) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 7-4), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 8-8) at Minnesota (Correia 8-10), 7:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 9-6) at Seattle (Iwakuma 12-6), 9:10 p.m.

Today’s Games Miami (Eovaldi 2-4) at Washington (Ohlendorf 2-0), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 9-8) at Pittsburgh (Locke 9-4), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 1-1) at Atlanta (A.Wood 2-2), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 10-10) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 5-6), 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 13-4) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 5-3), 7:15 p.m. San Francisco (Petit 0-0) at Colorado (Bettis 0-2), 7:40 p.m. San Diego (Kennedy 5-9) at Arizona (Undecided), 8:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 13-7), 9:10 p.m.

Wedneday’s Games Texas at Seattle, 2:40 p.m.; N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.; Oakland at Detroit, 6:08 p.m.; Baltimore at Boston, 6:10 p.m.; L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.; Houston at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.; Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.

Wedneday’s Games Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m.; Miami at Washington, 6:05 p.m.; Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.; Cleveland at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m.; Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m.; Cincinnati at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.; San Francisco at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.; San Diego at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.

Royals 11, Rays 1

Phillies 2, Mets 1

Astros 10, White Sox 8

Angels 7, Mariners 1

Tampa Bay ab r h bi DeJess cf 4 0 1 0 Zobrist 2b 4 0 1 0 Longori dh 4 0 0 0 Joyce lf 3 1 3 0 WMyrs rf 4 0 0 0 Loney 1b 4 0 1 1 Loaton c 4 0 1 0 KJhnsn 3b 4 0 0 0 YEscor ss 1 0 0 0 SRdrgz ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 1 7 1

Philadelphia ab r h bi Berndn cf 4 0 1 0 Rollins ss 3 0 0 0 Utley 2b 4 0 0 0 Ruiz c 4 0 0 0 MYong 1b 4 1 2 0 Ruf lf 3 1 0 0 Asche 3b 3 0 2 2 Mayrry rf 3 0 1 0 Cl.Lee p 3 0 0 0 DBrwn ph 1 0 0 0 Papeln p 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 2 6 2

Houston ab r h bi Grssmn lf 5 0 1 0 Hoes rf 5 0 0 0 Altuve 2b 5 0 1 0 JCastro c 4 2 2 1 MDmn 3b 4 3 2 1 Carter dh 4 3 3 4 Wallac 1b 5 1 1 1 BBarns cf 4 1 3 0 Villar ss 1 0 0 0 Totals 37 10 13 7

Los Angeles ab r h bi Calhon rf 5 1 1 2 Aybar ss 5 0 2 0 Trout lf 4 0 2 0 Hamltn dh 4 1 2 0 Trumo 1b 5 1 2 1 Conger c 4 1 1 0 Nelson 3b 5 1 1 2 GGreen 2b 4 1 2 1 Bourjos cf 5 1 1 1 Totals 41 7 14 7

Kansas City ab r h bi AGordn lf 4 2 2 1 Lough lf 1 0 0 0 Bonifac 2b 5 1 3 0 Hosmer 1b 4 1 0 0 BButler dh 3 3 3 3 Mostks 3b 4 1 2 2 Carroll pr 1 1 0 0 S.Perez c 3 1 1 4 Maxwll rf 3 0 1 1 AEscor ss 4 0 0 0 Dyson cf 4 1 1 0 Totals 36 11 13 11

Tampa Bay 000 100 000 — 1 Kansas City 104 005 01x — 11 DP—Kansas City 1. LOB—Tampa Bay 9, Kansas City 6. 2B—Joyce 2 (21), Lobaton (12), Moustakas (19). 3B—A.Gordon (6). HR—B.Butler (13), S.Perez (7). SB—Bonifacio (20), Maxwell (5), Dyson (25). SF— S.Perez. IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay Hellicksn L,10-8 2 2-3 7 5 5 2 1 C.Ramos 3 5 5 5 2 1 W.Wright 2 1-3 1 1 1 0 2 Kansas City Guthrie W,13-10 5 6 1 1 3 5 Collins 2 0 0 0 0 1 Coleman 1 1 0 0 0 2 Crow 1 0 0 0 1 0 Umpires—Home, Greg Gibson; First, Jerry Layne; Second, Hunter Wendelstedt; Third, Alan Porter. T—3:11. A—20,546 (37,903).

Blue Jays 5, Yankees 2 New York ab r h bi Gardnr cf 3 1 2 0 V.Wells ph 1 0 0 0 Jeter ss 3 0 0 0 Cano 2b 4 0 0 1 ASorin lf 4 0 1 0 Grndrs dh 4 0 1 0 ARdrgz 3b 4 1 1 1 Overay 1b 3 0 0 0 ISuzuki rf 4 0 1 0 AuRmn c 3 0 1 0 Totals 33 2 7 2

Toronto ab r h bi Reyes ss 3 2 1 0 Goins 2b 4 1 2 0 Encrnc dh 3 1 1 2 Lind 1b 4 0 1 1 Lawrie 3b 3 1 1 0 Sierra rf 2 0 0 1 Thole c 3 0 0 0 Arencii ph-c 1 0 0 0 Pillar lf 4 0 1 1 Gose cf 2 0 0 0 Totals 29 5 7 5

New York 100 010 000 — 2 Toronto 011 030 00x — 5 E—I.Suzuki (3), Sierra (1). DP—New York 1, Toronto 1. LOB—New York 7, Toronto 6. 2B— Reyes (10), Lind (24). HR—A.Rodriguez (3). SB—A.Soriano (5), Granderson (6), Gose (3). SF—Encarnacion, Sierra. IP H R ER BB SO New York P.Hughes L,4-13 4 2-3 7 5 3 3 3 Huff 3 1-3 0 0 0 1 5 Toronto Dickey W,10-12 6 1-3 6 2 1 3 6 Loup H,7 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 3 S.Santos H,3 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Janssen S,24-26 1 0 0 0 0 1 WP—P.Hughes. PB—Thole. Umpires—Home, Jim Reynolds; First, Bob Davidson; Second, Quinn Wolcott; Third, James Hoye. T—2:33. A—35,241 (49,282).

Cardinals 8, Reds 6 Cincinnati ab r h bi Choo cf 4 0 0 0 Frazier 3b 4 0 1 2 Votto 1b 3 0 0 0 Phillips 2b 4 0 0 0 Bruce rf 4 2 2 1 Ludwck lf 4 0 0 0 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Mesorc c 4 2 1 0 Cozart ss 4 1 2 3 Leake p 2 1 0 0 MParr p 0 0 0 0 Hoover p 0 0 0 0 Heisey lf 1 0 0 0 Totals 34 6 6 6

St. Louis ab r h bi MCrpnt 2b 3 2 1 0 Jay cf 3 1 1 1 Hollidy lf 3 2 1 3 Craig rf 4 1 3 4 YMolin c 4 0 0 0 MAdms 1b 4 0 0 0 Freese 3b 4 1 1 0 Mujica p 0 0 0 0 Descals ss 4 0 0 0 Lyons p 1 0 0 0 Wong ph 1 0 0 0 CMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 Beltran ph 1 1 1 0 Totals 32 8 8 8

Cincinnati 040 001 010 — 6 St. Louis 003 000 50x — 8 E—Descalso (13). LOB—Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3. 2B—Cozart (24), Craig (28), Beltran (25). 3B—Frazier (3), Cozart (3). HR—Bruce (25), Holliday (18), Craig (13). IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Leake 6 1-3 7 5 5 1 3 M.Parra L,1-3 1-3 0 1 1 1 0 Hoover BS,1-4 1-3 1 2 2 1 0 Ondrusek 1 0 0 0 0 2 St. Louis Lyons 5 3 4 1 2 7 Ca.Martinez W,1-1 2 2 1 1 0 1 Maness H,14 1 1 1 1 0 1 Mujica S,35-37 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Lyons (Votto), by Ca.Martinez (Frazier). Umpires—Home, Dan Bellino; First, Bruce Dreckman; Second, Tim Welke; Third, Mike Everitt. T—2:49. A—35,159 (43,975).

New York ab r h bi Lagars cf 4 0 1 0 DnMrp 2b 4 0 0 0 Satin 1b 4 0 0 0 Byrd rf 4 1 2 0 ABrwn lf 3 0 1 1 Flores 3b 3 0 0 0 TdArnd c 3 0 1 0 JuTrnr ss 3 0 0 0 ZWhelr p 2 0 0 0 Felicin p 0 0 0 0 Rice p 0 0 0 0 CTorrs p 0 0 0 0 Duda ph 0 0 0 0 Germn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 1 5 1

Philadelphia 000 200 000 — 2 New York 010 000 000 — 1 DP—Philadelphia 2. LOB—Philadelphia 7, New York 3. 2B—Mayberry (22), Byrd (26). 3B—Asche (1). CS—Utley (3). IP H R ER BB SO Philadelphia Cl.Lee W,11-6 8 5 1 1 1 7 Papelbon S,22-28 1 0 0 0 0 1 New York Z.Wheeler L,6-3 6 2-3 5 2 2 1 7 Feliciano 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Rice 1-3 1 0 0 1 0 C.Torres 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Germen 1 0 0 0 2 1 WP—Germen. Umpires—Home, Dana DeMuth; First, Paul Nauert; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Doug Eddings. T—2:53. A—25,784 (41,922).

Athletics 8, Tigers 6 Oakland ab r h bi Crisp cf 6 2 3 2 Lowrie ss 4 0 1 1 Dnldsn 3b 5 1 1 1 Moss rf 3 1 1 0 Cespds lf 5 0 0 1 S.Smith dh 1 1 0 0 Freimn ph 1 1 1 0 Callasp 2b 4 1 2 1 Barton 1b 5 0 2 2 Vogt c 4 1 1 0 Totals 38 8 12 8

Detroit ab r h bi AJcksn cf 3 1 1 0 TrHntr rf 4 0 2 0 MiCarr 3b 4 1 1 2 Fielder 1b 5 1 1 0 VMrtnz dh 5 1 4 1 Dirks lf 3 1 1 0 Tuiassp ph 2 0 0 1 Infante 2b 5 1 1 2 B.Pena c 4 0 1 0 Iglesias ss 4 0 1 0 Totals 39 6 13 6

Chicago ab r h bi De Aza cf 5 1 4 1 Bckhm 2b 4 0 0 0 AlRmrz ss 5 0 0 0 Konerk 1b 4 1 2 0 LeGarc pr 0 0 0 0 A.Dunn dh 4 1 1 2 JrDnks pr 0 0 0 0 AGarci rf 5 0 2 0 Kppngr 3b 3 2 2 1 Viciedo lf 4 1 1 0 Phegly c 4 2 2 1 Totals 38 8 14 5

Houston 030 121 102 — 10 Chicago 001 025 000 — 8 E—Hoes (3), De Aza (7), A.Garcia (2). DPHouston 2, Chicago 1. LOB—Houston 6, Chicago 7. 2B—Grossman (12), B.Barnes (16), De Aza (26), Konerko (14), Viciedo (17). HR—J.Castro (18), M.Dominguez (19), Carter 2 (25), Wallace (11), A.Dunn (30), Keppinger (4). CS—Al.Ramirez (8). S—Villar 2, Keppinger. IP H R ER BB SO Houston Oberholtzer 5 1-3 8 5 4 1 3 Martinez W,1-0 2 2-3 5 3 3 0 1 Zeid H,3 2-3 1 0 0 1 0 K.Chapman 0 0 0 0 1 0 Lyles S,1-1 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Chicago Rienzo 6 9 7 5 3 4 Petricka BS,1-1 2-3 1 1 1 1 1 Veal 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 N.Jones 1 1 0 0 0 1 A.Reed L,5-2 1 2 2 2 0 2 K.Chapman pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. WP—Rienzo 2, Petricka. Balk—D.Martinez. Umpires—Home, Adrian Johnson; First, Brian O’Nora; Second, Fieldin Culbreth; Third, Jordan Baker. T—3:30. A—13,404 (40,615).

Late Sunday Royals 6, Nationals 4

Washington Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi Span cf 5 1 4 1 AGordn lf 4 1 1 1 Zmrmn 3b 5 1 1 0 Bonifac 2b 3 1 1 0 Oakland 201 102 110 — 8 Harper rf 5 1 2 2 Hosmer 1b 3 1 1 1 Detroit 020 020 011 — 6 Werth dh 4 0 2 0 BButler dh 4 1 1 0 DP—Oakland 1, Detroit 1. LOB—Oakland Dsmnd ss 5 1 1 1 Mostks 3b 3 1 1 0 11, Detroit 10. 2B—Crisp (17), Lowrie (36). AdLRc 1b 4 0 2 0 S.Perez c 4 1 2 3 HR—Crisp (14), Mi.Cabrera (43), V.Martinez WRams c 4 0 0 0 Lough rf 4 0 1 1 (11), Infante (7). TMoore lf 4 0 1 0 AEscor ss 3 0 1 0 IP H R ER BB SO Rendon 2b 4 0 1 0 Dyson cf 3 0 2 0 Oakland Totals 40 4 14 4 Totals 31 6 11 6 Griffin W,11-9 5 7 4 4 1 4 Otero H,2 1 2-3 1 0 0 2 1 Washington 000 100 300 — 4 Doolittle H,19 2-3 1 1 1 0 0 Kansas City 400 000 02x — 6 Cook H,19 2-3 2 0 0 1 1 DP—Washington 2, Kansas City 1. LOB— Balfour S,33-34 1 2 1 0 0 0 Washington 10, Kansas City 4. 2B—Rendon Detroit (20). HR—Span (3), Harper (18), Desmond Ani.Sanchez 5 5 4 4 3 6 (19), A.Gordon (14), S.Perez (6). SB—Dyson J.Alvarez L,1-4 1-3 4 2 2 0 0 (24). CS—Hosmer (4). Alburquerque 1 2-3 1 1 1 2 2 IP H R ER BB SO Bonderman 2 2 1 1 3 0 Washington Griffin pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Haren 7 8 4 4 1 4 WP—Balfour. PB—Vogt. Stammen L,7-6 1 3 2 2 2 0 Umpires—Home, Paul Emmel; First, Will Little; Kansas City Second, Gary Darling; Third, Jerry Meals. E.Santana 6 2-3 11 4 4 0 7 T—3:34. A—34,778 (41,255). K.Herrera W,5-6 1 1-3 1 0 0 1 1 G.Holland S,35 1 2 0 0 0 3 Rockies 6, Giants 1 Umpires—Home, Mike Everitt; First, Dan BelSan Francisco Colorado lino; Second, Bruce Dreckman; Third, Tim ab r h bi ab r h bi Welke. GBlanc cf 5 0 1 0 Fowler cf 1 0 1 0 T—2:39. A—19,661 (37,903). Scutaro 2b 3 0 1 0 Blckmn cf 3 1 1 2 Belt 1b 3 0 1 0 LeMahi 2b 4 0 2 0 Giants 4, Pirates 0 Posey c 3 0 1 0 Cuddyr rf 4 0 1 0 San Francisco Pence rf 4 0 1 0 WRosr c 4 0 1 0 Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Sandovl 3b 4 0 0 0 Arenad 3b 4 2 3 0 BCrwfr ss 4 0 0 0 Helton 1b 3 2 1 2 Tabata lf 4 0 0 0 GBlanc cf 3 1 1 0 Walker 2b 4 0 0 0 BCrwfr ss 3 0 1 0 FPegur lf 4 1 1 0 Culersn lf 3 0 1 0 Zito p 1 0 0 0 WLopez p 0 0 0 0 McCtch cf 4 0 1 0 Posey c 3 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 Pill ph 0 0 0 0 RWhelr ph 1 0 0 0 PAlvrz 3b 3 0 0 0 Belt 1b Moscos p 0 0 0 0 Francis p 0 0 0 0 RMartn c 3 0 0 0 Pence rf 3 1 1 0 Kschnc ph 1 0 0 0 JHerrr ss 3 0 0 0 GJones 1b 3 0 0 0 Sandovl 3b 4 1 2 2 Mijares p 0 0 0 0 Nicasio p 2 0 1 1 Lambo rf 2 0 1 0 Kschnc lf 3 0 0 0 Arias ph 1 0 1 1 CDckrs lf 1 1 1 0 Mercer ss 2 0 0 0 FPegur ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 1 7 1 Totals 33 6 13 5 AJBrnt p 1 0 0 0 Arias 2b 4 0 1 1 Watson p 0 0 0 0 Vglsng p 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Pill ph 1 0 0 0 San Francisco 000 000 001 — 1 Pie ph SRosari p 0 0 0 0 Colorado 021 200 10x — 6 E—Mijares (2). DP—San Francisco 2, Colo- Totals 27 0 3 0 Totals 32 4 9 4 rado 1. LOB—San Francisco 9, Colorado 4. 000 000 000 — 0 2B—Scutaro (21), Arias (9), W.Rosario (19). Pittsburgh 3B—Cuddyer (3). HR—Blackmon (4), Helton San Francisco 001 000 03x — 4 E—Sandoval (16). DP—Pittsburgh 1, San (9). SB—LeMahieu (15). CS—Fowler (9). IP H R ER BB SO Francisco 1. LOB—Pittsburgh 3, San Francisco 8. 2B—Belt (28), Arias (8). 3B—SanSan Francisco Zito L,4-10 4 9 5 5 1 1 doval (1). SB—Pence (19). CS—Lambo (1). Moscoso 2 1 0 0 0 1 S—A.J.Burnett. IP H R ER BB SO Mijares 2 3 1 0 0 1 Pittsburgh Colorado 7 1-3 8 4 4 3 6 Nicasio W,8-6 6 4 0 0 2 9 Burnett L,6-9 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 W.Lopez 2 1 0 0 0 3 Watson San Francisco Francis 1 2 1 1 0 0 Vogelsong W,3-4 8 2 0 0 1 5 HBP—by Nicasio (Pill, Belt). WP—Francis. 1 1 0 0 0 1 Umpires—Home, Chad Fairchild; First, Jeff S.Rosario Kellogg; Second, Eric Cooper; Third, Paul HBP—by A.J.Burnett (B.Crawford), by Vogelsong (Mercer). WP—A.J.Burnett. Schrieber. T—2:42. A—41,815 (41,915). T—2:49. A—30,364 (50,398).

Seattle ab r h bi BMiller ss 4 0 1 0 Frnkln 2b 4 0 0 0 Seager 3b 4 0 0 0 KMorls dh 3 0 1 0 Ibanez lf 4 0 1 0 Smoak 1b 4 0 0 0 Morse rf 3 0 0 0 Ackley cf 3 1 2 1 HBlanc c 3 0 0 0 Totals 32 1 5 1

Los Angeles 000 403 000 — 7 Seattle 001 000 000 — 1 LOB—Los Angeles 11, Seattle 5. 2B—Aybar (22), Hamilton (26), Trumbo (24), Ackley (15). 3B—Nelson (2), Bourjos (3). HR—Calhoun (4), Ackley (2). IP H R ER BB SO Los Angeles Weaver W,8-7 8 3 1 1 0 8 Cor.Rasmus 1 2 0 0 1 1 Seattle Harang L,5-11 5 2-3 9 7 7 2 7 Luetge 1 2 0 0 2 1 Capps 1 1-3 3 0 0 0 3 Farquhar 1 0 0 0 0 2 T—2:50. A—22,999 (47,476).

Padres 3, Cubs 2, (15) Chicago ab r h bi StCastr ss 6 1 2 0 Rizzo 1b 6 0 2 0 Schrhlt rf 6 0 1 0 Gregg p 0 0 0 0 Gillespi rf 0 0 0 0 Bogsvc lf 3 0 0 1 Lake cf 7 0 1 0 DMrph 3b 6 0 0 0 Castillo c 5 0 1 0 Barney 2b 5 0 0 0 Rusin p 2 0 0 0 Villanv p 0 0 0 0 Watkns ph 0 0 0 0 Strop p 0 0 0 0 BParkr p 0 0 0 0 DNavrr ph 1 0 0 0 Bowden p 0 0 0 0 Russell p 0 0 0 0 DMcDn ph-rf 2 1 1 0 HRndn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 49 2 8 1

San Diego ab r h bi Denorfi rf 6 0 2 0 Venale cf 6 0 1 0 Gyorko 2b 6 0 0 0 Boxrgr p 0 0 0 0 Stults ph 1 0 0 0 Thayer p 0 0 0 0 Headly 3b 5 0 1 0 Guzmn 1b 4 1 1 0 Forsyth lf 7 1 2 0 RCeden ss 7 1 1 1 RRiver c 2 0 0 0 Alonso ph 1 0 0 0 Grgrsn p 0 0 0 0 Street p 0 0 0 0 Vincent p 0 0 0 0 Kotsay ph 1 0 1 0 Decker pr 0 0 0 0 Brach p 0 0 0 0 Amarst ph-2b 2 0 1 0 Cashnr p 2 0 1 0 Hundly c 5 0 2 1 Totals 55 313 2

Chicago 000 000 000 000 200—2 San Diego 000 000 000 000 201—3 Two outs when winning run scored. E—Do.Murphy (4), Guzman (5). DP—Chicago 2, San Diego 2. LOB—Chicago 13, San Diego 16. 2B—Guzman (16), Amarista (13). 3B— R.Cedeno (2). SB—Lake (3). CS—Headley (2). S—Gillespie, Watkins. SF—Bogusevic. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Rusin 6 1-3 3 0 0 4 3 Villanueva 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 Strop 1 1 0 0 0 1 B.Parker 2 1 0 0 0 2 Bowden 1 0 0 0 2 0 Russell 1 1 0 0 1 0 Gregg BS,5-31 1 2 2 2 0 0 H.Rondon L,2-1 1 2-3 4 1 1 1 2 San Diego Cashner 7 2 0 0 1 7 Gregerson 1 0 0 0 1 0 Street 1 0 0 0 1 0 Vincent 1 0 0 0 0 1 Brach 2 2 0 0 2 0 Boxberger 2 2 2 1 1 1 Thayer W,2-3 1 2 0 0 1 0 HBP—by Cashner (Do.Murphy). WP—Gregg. T—5:13. A—22,762 (42,524).

Red Sox 8, Dodgers 1 Boston ab r h bi Ellsury cf 5 1 1 0 Victorn rf 4 2 2 1 Pedroia 2b 4 1 3 1 Napoli 1b 4 2 2 3 JGoms lf 4 0 0 0 Mdlrks 3b 4 1 1 0 Sltlmch c 3 1 1 2 Bogarts ss 4 0 2 1 Peavy p 4 0 0 0 Totals 36 8 12 8

Los Angeles ab r h bi Crwfrd lf 4 0 1 0 Punto 2b 4 0 0 0 AdGnzl 1b 4 1 1 1 HRmrz ss 4 0 0 0 Puig rf 3 0 0 0 Schmkr cf 3 0 1 0 A.Ellis c 2 0 0 0 Uribe 3b 3 0 0 0 Capuan p 0 0 0 0 Ethier ph 1 0 0 0 HrstnJr ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 29 1 3 1

Boston 101 102 102 — 8 Los Angeles 000 100 000 — 1 DP—Los Angeles 1. LOB—Boston 6, Los Angeles 3. 2B—Victorino (22), Pedroia (32), Napoli (31), Bogaerts (1). HR—Victorino (9), Napoli (16), Saltalamacchia (11), Ad.Gonzalez (17). SB—Ellsbury (47). S— Victorino, Capuano. SF—Pedroia. IP H R ER BB SO Boston Peavy W,10-5 9 3 1 1 1 5 Los Angeles Capuano L,4-7 5 6 3 3 1 3 Withrow 2 3 3 3 1 1 Marmol 1 1 0 0 1 1 League 1 2 2 2 0 2 T—3:00. A—44,109 (56,000).

Lee leads Phillies past Mets, 2-1 Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee outpitched Zack Wheeler after the Mets learned AllStar starter Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, Cody Asche had a two-run triple, and the Phillies beat New York 2-1 Monday night. Lee (11-3) gave a bullpen taxed by an 18-inning loss Saturday a much-needed rest. He allowed a run and five hits in eight innings to win for the first time in seven starts since July 5. Asche hit his first major league triple — with two

outs in the fourth — as the Phillies improved to 7-4 under new manager Ryne Sandberg and won for the second time in 15 road games. The Mets lost their fifth straight and dropped into fourth place in the NL East. Jonathan Papelbon was perfect in the ninth for his 22nd save in 28 opportunities. Wheeler (6-3) worked 6 2-3 impressive innings in his 13th big league start. New York lost for just the second time in his last 10 outings. The rising star gave up two runs and five hits, and threw 105 pitches.

CARDINALS 8, REDS 6 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Allen Craig hit his first career grand slam with two outs in the seventh inning, helping St. Louis rally to beat Cincinnati. Matt Holliday also had a long three-run homer as St. Louis moved into sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time since July 29. The Cardinals lead idle Pittsburgh by a half-game and Cincinnati by 3½ games. Rookie Carlos Martinez (1-1) pitched two innings for his first major league win, and Edward Mujica worked a perfect ninth for his 35th save.

Zack Cozart had two hits and three RBIs for the Reds, who dropped to 4-9 against St. Louis this season. Jay Bruce hit his 25th homer in the eighth. Cozart and Todd Frazier both hit two-run triples off Tyler Lyons in the second, helping Cincinnati build a 4-0 lead. Holliday homered in the third. The Cardinals went ahead to stay in the seventh. Jon Jay drove in a run with a bases-loaded grounder off Manny Parra (1-3). J.J. Hoover then walked Holliday, and Craig drove the next pitch over the wall in right for his 13th homer.

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Houston Astros right fielder L.J. Hoes misjudges a fly ball hit by Chicago White Sox’s Gordon Beckham during the fifth inning Monday in Chicago.

Dickey gets win; Jays beat Yankees AL Roundup Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — When a rare error by Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki opened the door, the Toronto Blue Jays took full advantage. R.A. Dickey pitched into the seventh inning, Jose Reyes sparked Toronto’s offense, and the Blue Jays snapped a 10-game losing streak against New York with a 5-2 victory on Monday night. Suzuki said he felt ashamed after failing to catch Edwin Encarnacion’s fly ball to deep right in the fifth inning, a play that keyed a three-run inning for Toronto. “If I could have just gone straight home from right field, I would have,” Suzuki said through a translator. “I was that embarrassed.” It was just the third error of the year for Suzuki, who has never had more than five miscues in any of his 13 major league seasons. “Something you’re not going to see very often,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “It just looked like he jumped for it and maybe he didn’t have to. Maybe he was closer to the wall than he thought.” Alex Rodriguez hit his 650th home run, a leadoff drive in the fifth, but the Yankees lost for the ninth time in 13 road games this month. Rodriguez is 10 homers away from tying Willie Mays for fourth on the career list, which would secure a $6 million bonus for the third baseman. Derek Jeter went hitless in his return to New York’s lineup. Jeter, who started at shortstop and batted second, finished 0 for 3 with a walk, grounding into a double play in the third. “He looked fine,” Girardi said. “Everything looked OK to me.” Reyes walked and scored in the third, and doubled and scored in Toronto’s three-run fifth as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees for the second time in 14 meetings this season. Toronto had lost 10 straight to its division rival since an 8-4 home win on April 21. “Everything fell in line tonight,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. Dickey (10-12) allowed two runs, one earned, and six hits in 6 1-3 innings to win for the first time since Aug. 5 at Seattle. The knuckleballer was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in his three previous starts. “Unfortunately for us, we couldn’t figure out the knuckleball,” Jeter said. It was Dickey’s first victory over the Yankees since May 21, 2011, when he pitched for the New York Mets. “He gave us just what we needed,” Gibbons said. Rodriguez’s home run was the 29th allowed by Dickey this season, second only to Oakland’s A.J. Griffin. Dickey has given up 20 homers

in 14 home starts. Aaron Loup worked 1 1-3 innings, Sergio Santos got one out in the eighth, and Casey Janssen finished for his 24th save in 26 chances. New York right-hander Phil Hughes (4-13) allowed five runs, four earned, and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings. He is 0-6 with a 5.84 ERA in his last nine starts. “I left a lot of sliders over the middle of the plate,” Hughes said. “It didn’t really seem like it had the bite that it did in the last couple (of starts).” Girardi said Suzuki’s error was tough on Hughes, and insisted that the righty’s spot in the rotation is safe. “Right now he’s in our rotation and we haven’t talked about taking him out,” Girardi said. Even so, Girardi acknowledged that the Yankees, who are pushing for an AL wild card berth, are “thinking all the time” about their starters. New York scratched out a run in the first when Brett Gardner singled, went to second on a passed ball, took third on Jeter’s grounder, and scored when Dickey couldn’t handle Robinson Cano’s comebacker. The Blue Jays tied it in the second on an RBI single by Kevin Pillar, and then took the lead on Edwin Encarnacion’s RBI single in the third. Rodriguez connected in the fifth, but Toronto responded with three in the bottom half, making the most of Suzuki’s drop. Reyes hit a one-out double, Ryan Goins singled, and Reyes scored when Suzuki couldn’t handle Encarnacion’s fly to deep right, with the ball hitting off the heel of his glove. “You never see Ichiro drop a pop-up but it worked out good for us,” Reyes said. Adam Lind followed with an RBI double, and Brett Lawrie was intentionally walked to load the bases for Moises Sierra, who chased Hughes with a sacrifice fly. David Huff came on and fanned Josh Thole on three pitches. ATHLETICS 8, TIGERS 6 DETROIT (AP) — Coco Crisp and Daric Barton each drove in two runs, leading Oakland past Miguel Cabrera and Detroit. Cabrera hit his 43rd homer, bolstering his pursuit of another Triple Crown, but Barton had a tiebreaking RBI single in Oakland’s tworun sixth inning. Crisp also had a solo homer during his three-hit performance. A.J. Griffin (11-9) earned his first win since July 29 despite allowing four runs and seven hits in five-plus innings. The right-hander was 0-2 with a 3.47 ERA in his previous four starts. Omar Infante and Victor Martinez also homered for the AL Central-leading Tigers, who had won three in a row. Martinez went 4 for 5 and Torii Hunter had two hits.

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