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Vol. 81 No. 009

Independent Student Newspaper of the University of Memphis

By Courtney Smith Three generations of students have helped keep swing alive in Memphis for 10 years through University of Memphis’ registered student organization Red Hot Lindy Hop. The name refers to a specific type of swing dancing that originated in Harlem, but the group teaches more than just Lindy Hop swing dancing. Last May, Keenan Diggs, Brooke Fearnley, Nick Gordon, Camille Maynard and Justin Todd became officers. The club meets in the Elma

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Residents of Foote Homes voiced their opinions of the memphis Housing authority’s plans at a community meeting last night. named after Nicole’s uncle, a Korean war hero. “People didn’t know much about the history. People that didn’t live in the neighborhood

felt that the homes should be demolished,” said Nicole. “When the history about the community got out to a lot of people, things started to happen.”

Cleaborn Homes was first built during the 1950’s, the beginning stages of the Civil Rights Era, but,

Roane Fieldhouse room 254 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays. They don their dancing shoes and take to the floor, teaching newcomers simple steps to get started, and those who have been involved can learn a new trick or two to add to their arsenal. Jazz dominated the radio waves from the 1920’s until about the 1940’s, and, during that time, swing started to gain popularity among the hip and young. The 1990’s saw a resurgence of the genre, and it lives on today in bars, venues and schools around the country. Red Hot Lindy Hop is free to

join and consists of about 25 people who want to dance. Anyone interested is welcome to pop in and hop in. There’s no official dress code, but participants should dress comfortably and be prepared to move. The officers of Red Hot Lindy Hop take turns teaching the free lessons on campus. All five of the officers do their parts and know how to move. Fearnley, treasurer of the club, has studied various types of dance through the years including tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop. Mayndard, secretary of the club, joined because she was “bored

on a Monday night.” President Gordon, a sophomore mathematics major, said he “was always interested in the music and was compelled to learn the dance that accompanied it.” Whether someone is already versed in dance or new to the groove, anyone can benefit from the club, because “it’s good to be involved in something,” said Justin Todd, promotions officer. “My social life and my confidence has really improved since I got involved in a club, and that it’s something that I like to do is a

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it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing By Freddy Hodges


Residents continue to fight for their homes T he Vanc e Ave nu e Collaborative held a neighborhood meeting at the community outreach center at St. Patrick’s Church on Wednesday, but people were not there to talk about their religion or to enjoy church. Instead, they were there to discuss the situation involving Cleaborn Pointe at Heritage Landing, previously Cleaborn Homes which was demolished and rebuilt, and Foote Homes. Students from the University of Memphis were there, as well, to support the residents who want to protect Foote Homes from being demolished. Two residents, in particular, were very concerned about what the city has in store for both communities. Betty Isom lived in Foote Homes 30 years ago and raised her children there. “None of my kids got hurt there. It was simply a good place to live in when I was there,” Isom said. “They have already torn Clearborn Homes down. We just want them to remodel (Foote Homes).” Former U of M student Nicole Cleaborn, who graduated from the University in 2009, is part of the family for whom Clearborn Homes was named. The site was


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At midnight, enthusiastic comedyseekers head to Overton Square. The hour may seem late to some, but for the people at FreakEngine Improv the night is just getting started. The show, which lasts until 2 a.m. some nights, only happens on the first Friday of every month at TheatreWorks at 2085 Monroe Ave. in Midtown. While it’s typically $5 for at ticket at the door, Friday’s show features a buy-one, get-one-free deal for its backto-school show. Students must show a valid school ID for the special. Michael Entman, the founder of FreakEngine and a University of Memphis alum, said the show itself is comprised of “spontaneity and audience participation.” “Our goal is not just to make people laugh but to have fun laughing,” he said. “If someone is sitting in their seat quietly laughing, then we haven’t done our job.” Currently, the show itself is a series of improvisation games performed by the cast. Students who have seen the comedy show “Whose Line is It Anyway?” on TV will have an idea of what will happen. They have to come up with a comedy sketch on the fly—no preparations, no script—with parameters set by the audience. “You have an idea but seeing it live—unedited, uncensored—is totally different,” Entman said. “We try to have an intelligent show. It’s just a lot of fun.” The show brings anywhere from 60 to 150 people per month, according to Entman. Audience participation is a strong possibility. Some games require audience members to say the first thing that comes to their mind. The troupe will then try to make sense of whatever they said on stage. Others may require people to be props in the act.

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SGA pursues new recreation facility By Joey Kachel The Student Government Association held its first meeting of the semester Thursday. First item on the SGA’s docket: a proposed expansion of the recreation and athletic facilities on campus. Director of Campus Recreation Intramural Services Jim Vest and Steve Whistler, assistant director, came to the meeting to shed light on the proposal to construct a new recreation facility on Southern Avenue. Whistler outlined where the University’s current facilities are deficient and pointed out some of the features of other universities’

recreation facilities. Notably, the proposed recreation center would be considerably larger than the current facility, which measures in at 152,000 square feet, of which around 81,000 are usable. A study by architectural firm Hastings and Chivetta reported that the University of Memphis’ recreation facilities fall short of the national average by 128,000 square feet. Whistler showed off some of the proposed additions to the recreation center, including an indoor track, a leisure pool, an expansion to the racquetball courts and even climbing walls. “I don’t endorse (the climbing walls), but they would be cool,”

Whistler said. In addition to constructing a new recreation center, the proposal includes the construction of a land bridge that goes over the train tracks from the Alumni Mall and would lead to the new recreation center. Two maps of the proposed center were shown. Both included four new grass playing fields, and one included a new parking garage. The new facility is still in the planning and proposal stages. The SGA also voted in two bills meant to increase transparency and “student friendliness,” including a proposal to create new bylaws for the judicial and executive branches of the SGA

and put them on the group’s website. Currently, only the bylaws of the legislative branch are available online and the bylaws of the executive branch haven’t been updated since 1997. The bill’s sponsor, Addison Piggott, hopes that this will drum up more interest in student government. “It’s a great way for the SGA to be more transparent,” said Piggott. A third bill was voted in that would amend the bylaws to allow the mock trial team to become an SGA-sponsored organization. This would allow for outside sponsorship and increased funding. Currently, the mock trial


team pays its own way, though 40 percent of their travel costs are reimbursed by the school. In addition, the student services committee announced a new promotion for University football. Every Thursday, a stuffed tiger, Baby TJ or Tom Jr., will be hidden on campus. The first student to find TJ and post a picture on Instagram under the SGA’s hashtag will get their picture put up outside the senate chamber and will receive a free football t-shirt. The promotion was sponsored by Prataj Ingram, chairperson of the student services committee. “We’re trying to start a new tradition to get more students interested in football,” said Ingram. The SGA will be holding a number of events intended to get students more informed about the group. Two town hall meetings are planned for Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in room 261 at the University Center, allowing students an open forum to question the SGA. The SGA will also be hosting “Lunch with a Senator” at the Tiger Den from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18, Oct. 25 and Nov. 20, and “Breakfast with a Senator” from 6:30 to 9 a.m. on Oct. 8 at the Cyber Café at the FedEx Institute of Technology, the Roar Shack in Dunn Hall, the Edgar Allen Joe in Patterson Hall and the Fred & Ethel’s in the Theatre Building.




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uuSwing Continued from page 1 bonus,” Todd said. Todd, a junior studying child development, joined the club to learn how to dance with a woman. “It’s the guys job to lead, but he’s trying to make the dance comfortable for her, never doing anything to hurt her but only to make her look better,” he said, likening the dance to courtship. Maynard, a junior English major, joined the club to be social. As a transfer student, Maynard saw a flyer for the club and thought, “why not?” “I started coming Monday nights, and I was hooked,” she said. Swing doesn’t stop on Monday nights, however, nor does it stop at the University. For a night of fun and a way to learn a step or two, the Rumba Room sports a Friday night Swing and Salsa group. Those who arrive before 7 p.m. don’t have to pay the $5 cover. Minglewood, on the other hand, offers more technical swing classes every Wednesday. It costs $25 for a month of lessons and $40 for a private lesson. The Memphis Swing community, according to the Maynard, is very open, welcoming and nice. “It’s amazingly bizarre,” she said.

uuFreak Continued from page 1 “If we need a chair, you’ll be our chair,” Entman said. FreakEngine recently celebrated its 16th anniversary. It started in 1997 with a focus on performance art. Entman said the improvisation portion was only filler for the show, but it evolved. “Improv took over the show,” he said. Shakeira Adams, who graduated from the U of M with a degree in theatre, performs with FreakEngine every month. “Imagine hanging out with your best friends, making them laugh and doing it for a living,” Adams said. “You’re making everyone laugh. You’re making light of realistic and unrealistic situations. It keeps you on your toes.” In one game the troupe plays, cast members interview two audience members then enact what they think would happen on a blind date between the two. During another game, aptly named Sounds Like A Song, performers act out a scene until someone rings a bell. After the bell, the performer has to sing the last thing he or she said. “I’ve seen it last as long as five to seven minutes,” Adams said. Drawing from its beginnings, FreakEngine also incorporates guests who focus in other performance art. “We love to have special guests,” Entman said. “We’ll give anyone the stage for 15 minutes—read a poem, play a guitar. You get a receptive audience.” Adams noted the wide array of artistic talent that has been, and can be, featured at FreakEngine. “Musicians, comedians, magicians, burlesque dancers, professional dancers — we’ve had just about everything,” she said.

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Nick Gordon gives Treasurer Brooke fearnley a spin during a Red Hot Lindy Hop dance class.

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Outflix film festival puts LGBT stories on the big screen By Robbie Porter The Outflix International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Festival kicks off its first night of films at 7 p.m. Friday at Malco’s Ridgeway Four. The festival consists of more than 40 films that focus on the LGBTQ community. Outflix rented two screens at the theater on Ridgeway Center Parkway. The University of Memphis Department of Communication is one of the many sponsors of the event, which ends Sept. 12. Craig Stewart, an assistant professor in the department of communication, has attended Outflix for the last few years, and was involved in getting the department to sponsor a film in this year’s festival. “They always have a really good selection of documentaries in particular — not that the narratives aren’t good, but documentaries, I think, are often a real strong suit at the festival,” Stewart said. Last year the festival broke attendance records. There were around 1,500 people total, according to Stewart. “There’s not any other sort of film festivals that are LGBT specific in the city, so I think it’s an important venue for getting LGBT stories out in the community for LGBT people to see themselves on the big screen,” Stewart said. “It’s also for other members of the community, like straight allies, to see stories that are really focused on the LGBT community.” The Memphis Gay and Lesbian

uuHomes Continued from page 1 according to Cleaborn, blacks and whites were able to talk in the same neighborhood with one another. “I started going on different radio stations to talk about the situation,” Cleaborn said. “When veterans from the military heard about the situation, they were not pleased with what was going on and got involved as well.” Since then, Nicole has tried to stay involved with the proposed revitalization efforts for Foote Homes, as well. “It has been a big issue since 2009,” said Nicole. “I understand stockholders and investors want to make money, but let the people stay in their


The Outflix International LGBTQ Film Festival will run from September 6th to September 12th at Malco’s Ridgeway Four Theater.

Community Center organizes the festival, and an individual sponsor pays for each film. The majority of the films shown are winners of several awards, and feature big name actors and directors like James Franco and Megan Mullally of “Will & Grace.” Kal Rocket, a coordinator for the youth-led Gay-Straight Alliance, is sponsoring the film

homes. It is only being fair.” The deadline to submit a plan for a multi-million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is Tuesday. This will be part of the plan for revitalizing Foote Homes and the surrounding area. The Memphis Housing Authority plans to submit its own plan that calls for Foote Homes to razed and rebuilt. Nicole hopes if a plan is approved by HUD it will highlight the will of the people who live in the area. “It is sad that the people who need help the most gets the short end of the stick,” said Nicole. “These people are not being treated fairly at all. It’s like they are being pushed to the side.”

“G.B.F” which can be described as an LGBT “Mean Girls,” according to Stewart. “These are brand new movies that you wouldn’t be able to see in Malco theaters otherwise,” Rocket said. “It makes you feel normal to see people like you in films.” Josh Edwards, the president of Stonewall Tigers, goes to the

festival every year. “It’s a little aggravating when all you see are stereotypes in mainstream media,” Edwards said. “Most people don’t fit into those stereotypes, so it’s nice to see real personifications of gay people.” Edwards said that many people would not guess that he was gay. Most people in high school

just saw him as a jock. “It’s really helpful for a lot of people in their everyday lives to see true stories, or realistic fictional ones, because they can actually relate to them.” Tickets are $10 for a single pass and $90 for a festival pass. They can be purchased at the theater box office or online.

By Jack Gillum

reports in The New York Times, Britain’s Guardian newspaper and the nonprofit news website ProPublica. The reports describe how the NSA invested billions of dollars since 2000 to make nearly everyone’s secrets available for government consumption. In doing so, the NSA built powerful supercomputers to break encryption codes and partnered with unnamed technology companies to insert “back doors” into their software, the reports said. Such a practice would give the government access to users’ digital information before it was encrypted and sent over the Internet.

“For the past decade, NSA has led an aggressive, multipronged effort to break widely used Internet encryption technologies,” according to a 2010 briefing document about the NSA’s accomplishments meant for its UK counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ. Security experts told the news organizations such a code-breaking practice would ultimately undermine Internet security and leave everyday Web users vulnerable to hackers. The revelations stem from documents leaked by former NSA contrac-

US military cracked most online encryption Associated Press

The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes, according to published reports Thursday based on internal U.S. government documents. The NSA has bypassed or altogether cracked much of the digital encryption used by businesses and everyday Web users, according to

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Students can make money by saving lives By Amber Williams Between paying for tuition, school supplies and books, college can cost an arm and a leg these days. Fortunately, students at the University of Memphis can keep their limbs and sell their blood instead. For many, selling plasma is an easy way to make money while saving lives. CSL Plasma at 3923 Park Ave. pays $50 for the first two sessions. After that, the pay depends on weight and blood type of the donor. The more someone weighs, the more blood he or she can give and get paid. During a session, the blood is extracted, then the plasma is separated from it. Once the plasma has been taken out, the blood, sans plasma, is put back in the donor’s body. Plasma can be used for specific types of cancer and is also an essential component for clotting the blood, which is helpful to hemophiliacs, whose blood does not naturally clot. Interstate Blood Bank branches have basic criteria for donating. Donors must be 18 years old, at least 110 pounds and physically healthy. The first session takes nearly all day because of paperwork, but subsequent sessions of having the plasma extracted take approximately three hours. Both the CSL Plasma Center and the Student Donor Center have a two-day grace period for each visit, meaning a donor must wait two days before donating again. Jacqueline De Fouw, the health educator at the Student Health Center, said there are many misconceptions about the donation process. “You cannot get HIV from

uuMilitary Continued from page 5 tor Edward Snowden, who sought asylum in Russia this summer. His leaks, first published by the Guardian, revealed a massive effort by the U.S. government to collect and analyze all sorts of digital data that Americans send at home and around the world. Those revelations prompted a renewed debate in the United States about the proper balance between civil liberties and keeping the country safe from terrorists. President Barack Obama said he welcomed the debate and called it “healthy for our democracy” but meanwhile criticized the leaks; the Justice Department charged Snowden under the federal Espionage Act. Thursday’s reports described how some of the NSA’s “most intensive efforts” focused on Secure Sockets Layer, a type of encryption widely

donating blood,” she said. “(Donation centers) are really careful. They physically check you to make sure you can donate the blood.” Before anyone donates to any center in the United States, he or she must go through a screening process to be physically and personally evaluated. “They ask you questions about your background, your personal life (and) even your sexual life,” said De Fouw. “It is important to tell the truth during a screening,” she stressed. For students looking to make some extra money, the Student Donor Center is probably the most convenient place to go. It is located on Walker, which is in walking distance of the University. Ricky Wallace, a student at Southwest Community College, has donated there before. “I had money issues as far as my rent goes,” Wallace, 22, said. He admitted to being scared of needles but desperate for money. “They asked me so many questions, I actually panicked and had to come back the next day to do it,” he continued. He has donated multiple times now, although, he has had a few unfortunate experiences. “One time, I felt so light-headed afterwards, but I hadn’t eaten anything that day,” Wallace said. Anyone looking to donate or sell plasma should always eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before the session. Afterward, donors should avoid rigorous activity and stay hydrated. “If you’re in a tight situation, I would recommend it,” Wallace said. “$30 here, $35 there, can actually go a long way,” he said.

used on the Web by online retailers and corporate networks to secure their Internet traffic. One document said GCHQ had been trying for years to exploit traffic from popular companies like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook. GCHQ, they said, developed “new access opportunities” into Google’s computers by 2012 but said the newly released documents didn’t elaborate on how extensive the project was or what kind of data it could access. Even though the latest document disclosures suggest the NSA is able to compromise many encryption programs, Snowden himself touted using encryption software when he first surfaced with his media revelations in June. During a Web chat organized by the Guardian on June 17, Snowden told one questioner that “encryption works.” Snowden said that “properly implemented strong crypto systems”


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were reliable, but he then alluded to the NSA’s capability to crack tough encryption systems. “Unfortunately, endpoint security is so terrifically weak that NSA can frequently find ways around it,” Snowden said. It was unclear if Snowden drew a distinction between everyday encryption used on the Internet — the kind described in Thursday’s reports — versus more-secure encryption algorithms used to store data on hard drives and often requires more processing power to break or decode. Snowden used an encrypted email account from a now-closed private email company, Lavabit, when he sent out invitations to a mid-July meeting at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. The operator of Lavabit LLC, Ladar Levison, suspended operations of the encrypted mail service in

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Soccer team back in action this weekend By Meagan Nichols The University of Memphis men’s soccer team is at home today while the women hit the road for Western Kentucky University. After splitting a pair of matches this past weekend in Northridge, Calif. the men’s team will take the short drive to the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Memphis to face the University of MissouriKansas City Friday night at 7 p.m. and Oral Roberts University at 1 p.m. Sunday. Head Memphis men’s soccer coach Richie Grant said he was encouraged after his team’s performance in California and said the Tigers returned to Memphis a better team. The Tigers look to carry their progress into this weekend’s matches. “We’ve done a bit of homework especially on UMKC,” Grant said. “They had a very good result against Wisconsin which is a Big Ten team. They are very technical, and we have a lot of respect

for this opponent…we are getting fitter with each game, and we are encouraged.” Grant said every match is difficult but explained fan support can play a major role in player performance. With a turnout of more than 800 people at this season’s preseason home game and more than 1,500 people in attendance at Mike Rose at the end of last season, Grant said he is hopeful to duplicate another high turnout this weekend. “Our lads are heavily involved in the community,” Grant said. “The fans make a big difference.” On the women’s side, the Tigers are headed to the Bluegrass State to face Western Kentucky at 1 p.m. Sunday. “They are a very organized and well-coached team,” said head Memphis women’s soccer coach Brooks Monaghan. “They are very good at home, and we will have to play our best. We are just trying to improve on certain things so we can dictate the game.”

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University of Memphis freshman goalkeeper Maryse Bard-Martel was named the Madness American Athletic Conference Player of the Week last Monday. The women’s soccer team heads to Kentucky this weekend to face Western Kentucky at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Dixon reacts to waiver approval

By Hunter Field Michael Dixon, the newest addition to the University of Memphis men’s basketball team, met with local media Thursday to discuss the NCAA’s decision to grant him eligibility for immediate play. The 6-foot-1-inch, 190-pound

guard and Missouri University transfer student, said he felt like he deserved the transfer waiver but found himself doubting whether or not it would be approved. Dixon expressed gratitude to the U of M administration and the NCAA once the waiver cleared. “I thought I really deserved this, because I worked hard and per-

severed,” Dixon said. “I really did not know, honestly, whether it was going to come or not.” At Missouri, Dixon averaged 13.5 points and stole the ball 56 times in 2012. Dixon, who came to Memphis in the summer, said he looks forward to adding to the already stacked Tiger backcourt.

“I really don’t think we have a ceiling,” Dixon said. “We have a long way to go and have some inexperienced guys, but, if we take it one day at a time, we don’t have a ceiling on how good we can be.” Memphis head coach Josh Pastner hinted to the media on Wednesday at the possibility to play four guards at one time this

season. Dixon said he has had success playing with similar lineups while at Missouri. At the press conference, Dixon added how freshman Nick King and Kuran Iverson have impressed him in practice thus far but said he understands they still have to prove it on the court. Dixon will have to do the same.

Volleyball hosts Memphis Invitational By Meagan Nichols After spending their first weekend of the season on the road, the University of Memphis volleyball team is back home Friday and Saturday to host the Memphis Invitational. The Tigers (2-1) welcome Western Carolina, Southeastern Louisiana and Alabama A&M to the Elma Roane Field House. After participating in the Belmont Tournament this past weekend, Memphis volleyball head coach April Jauregui said her squad is playing amazing defensively but will use the home Invite to work on improving their offensive game. “We definitely want to win it,” Jauregui said. “Hopefully, we will have a good crowd at the field house.”

Fans will have two chances to cheer on their home team today. The Tigers will hit the court at 1 p.m. against Alabama A&M and return to the field house at 7 p.m., where they will battle Western Carolina. The Tigers defeated Alabama A&M 3-0 last year at the Tiger Invitational. On Saturday, the Tigers face Southeastern Louisiana at noon. The game time was strategically selected so the loyal contingent of Blue and Gray fans can attend the volleyball game prior to the 3:30 p.m. kickoff of the Memphis football season-opener at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. “We definitely want fans to come out,” Jauregui said. “We play before the football game, and we scheduled it that way on purpose.”

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University of Memphis redshirt junior Aleksandra Petronijevic appeared in all 121 sets last season. She and her fellow Tigers will host the Memphis Invitational this weekend at the Elma Roane Field House.

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Tiger football opens at home By Hunter Field With a week-one bye, the Tigers were forced to watch the start of the college football season from home last weekend, but Fuente’s 2013 squad will make their debut at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. “We are looking forward to seeing how we measure up,” Fuente told the media Monday afternoon. “Statistically, Duke dominated us in every aspect of the game last year.” Memphis fell to the Blue Devils last season 38-14. Duke, who played in the Belk Bowl, attacked Memphis through the air gaining 323 passing yards. This season, the Blue Devils brought in a new quarterback, redshirt junior Anthony Boone. Boone threw for 176 yards in Duke’s week-one win over North Carolina Central. It will be up to the Tiger secondary, led by seniors Anthony Watson and Lonnie Ballentine, to slow Boone. Memphis also welcomes a new quarterback, redshirt freshman Paxton Lynch. Lynch replaced senior Jacob Karam, who started all 12 games last year for the Tigers. Fuente said he would be shocked if Karam failed to see the field this season. This weekend, Lynch will throw to some familiar faces. Four of the top-five receivers

uuNSA Continued from page 6 August, citing a pending “fight in the 4th (U.S.) Circuit Court of Appeals.” Levison did not explain the pressures that forced him to shut the firm down but added that “a favorable decision would allow me to resurrect Lavabit as an American company.” The government asked the news organizations not to publish their stories, saying foreign enemies would switch to new forms of communication and make it harder for the NSA to break. The organizations removed some specific details but still published the story, they said, because of the “value of a public debate regarding government actions that weaken the most powerful tools for protecting the privacy of Americans and others.” Such tensions between government officials and journalists, while not new, have become more apparent since Snowden’s leaks. Last month, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger said that British government officials came by his newspaper’s London offices to destroy hard drives containing leaked information. “You’ve had your debate,” one UK official told him. “There’s no need to write any more.”

from last year’s team return for the 2013 season. The young core of receivers, led by redshirt junior Keiwone Malone, notched 476 receiving yards in 2012. Fuente, a former quarterback for both the University of Oklahoma and Murray State University, recalled his shaky first start as quarterback during his college career and said he anticipates Lynch to have more success. “Paxton is a pretty laid back kind of guy,” Fuente said. “I don’t anticipate him being a nervous wreck out there. He needs to just go out there and run the plays he has run 8,000 times.” After a slow start in 2012 and an overall record of 4-8, the Tigers are riding a 3 game-win streak into the 2013 season-opener. Fuente expects Duke to try and get the ball in the hands of wide-receiver Jamison Crowder. Last week, Crowder caught six passes for 62 yards, and Fuente said he believes the Blue Devils’ experienced frontline makes them dangerous. Duke finished last season 6-7 with a bowl appearance, which Fuente said merits respect, but stated he feels good about the progress his Tigers made over the off-season. “(Duke players) are very well coached and disciplined,” Fuente said. “They have a very good football team. We have to play smart and consistent.”

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Redshirt freshman Paxton Lynch will make his debut at the starting quarterback position this weekend at the season-opener against Duke at 3:30 p.m. at the Liberty Bowl Stadium.

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