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‘a call for help’ After stillwater Police shot a man march 28, his family and the department are looking for answers.


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The evening of March 28, William John Dominguez called 911 and said he was headed for hell. “I have a gun and a knife in my back pocket and my waist,” Dominguez said in the 911 recording the Stillwater Police Department released. “There’s nothing for me to live for.” Dispatcher Vanessa Prince talked with Dominguez, 31, for about 10 minutes as he walked along Boomer Road in Stillwater. He relayed his long history of mental illness, telling her he had been on “multiple psych meds” since he was 5.

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“That’s a pretty long history of dealing with it,” Prince said. “Has anything in the past worked, any kind of medication at all? Ever?”

“Yeah,” Dominguez replied. “And when I told the doctor that—” Dominguez was interrupted when two Stillwater police

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officers arrived on scene. “Hey, buddy, come here,” one officer can be heard saying. The officers had driven past Dominguez and pulled into a parking lot near Stillwater High School’s football stadium. Visible on dashcam footage SPD released, they got out of their cars. “Well, I thought about just hitting the lights and turning them on and stopping him,” one officer said. “But—” “I don’t want to be right next to traffic if he’s suicidal,” the other finished. “Exactly.” One officer can be seen grabbing his assault rifle from his patrol car. “If he’s got a gun in his

waistband,” he said. The officers moved toward Dominguez, stepping out of one dashcam’s frame. The dashcam in the other officer’s patrol car reportedly malfunctioned, and SPD has not located its footage. The officers cannot be seen, but the audio continues. “Did they say his name?” one asked the other. “Did they say what his name was?” Seconds after their initial contact, the officers’ tones changed. “Don’t do it,” one officer warned. “Don’t do it.” “Don’t,” the other commanded. “Don’t do it.” Four gunshots rang out. Dominguez was shot and

killed. Dominguez had reportedly pulled out his weapons, and the officers fired “to stop his actions,” according to an SPD press release. Thursday, officials announced the shooting was justified and released the names of the officers involved. Officers Micheal Casteel and Trevor Meridith, and Prince, the dispatcher, all declined requests for comment Thursday.

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after the shooting when his brother, Raphael Dominguez, 29, called them. Raphael, who lives in California, said he learned of his brother’s death when one of Dominguez’ friends sent him a direct message on Facebook. “(The friend) was like, ‘Hey, this isn’t a joke,’” Raphael said. “‘I need one of you guys to answer me. Your brother is dead.’” In the 911 call, Dominguez said he didn’t have any family. Raphael said in a phone interview with the O’Colly that he and Dominguez grew up in foster care in California and were constantly separated. Raphael said Dominguez had moved to Stillwater from Texas about six months ago and was unemployed. Raphael said he knew Dominguez struggled with depression and alcoholism, but the brothers kept in touch, and Raphael had told Dominguez he was always going to be there for him. “I watched the dashcam footage,” Raphael said. “I listened to his call. He was literally asking for help. It was a call for help.” About a week before the shooting, Raphael said he told Dominguez to call him if he had any problems, and Dominguez said he would. Raphael said there’s no explanation for the officers’ use of force. “I want answers,” Raphael said. “All he was going to do was go home. I feel like the officers maybe literally had something against him. He had a problem with authority figures, like officers, but still if he would cooperate, why not a Taser? Why not other options? Why the gun?” Raphael said he believed his brother might have “said MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018

something officers didn’t like” when they were called to check on his welfare six days earlier. SPD said it had contacted Dominguez only once before his shooting. Officers took Dominguez into protective custody for a medical evaluation March 19 after an unidentified caller told police Dominguez was having “suicidal ideations,” according to an SPD press release. But records the O’Colly obtained from SPD showed an unidentified person called in a welfare check on Dominguez on March 22 because he “did not show up for his appointment.” Dispatchers contacted Dominguez, and he told them he had overslept. The report does not detail any interaction between Dominguez and officers. In the 911 call, Dominguez said he had a gun, but Raphael said he didn’t think his brother had a real gun. He said he knew Dominguez owned a BB gun but did not have any carbon dioxide cartridges. Raphael also said Dominguez had been cutting himself, but a woman he was “talking to” had taken his knife. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation declined to comment on what weapons were recovered from the scene. Casteel and Meridith were placed on paid administrative leave for about two weeks until OSBI finished the criminal investigation. The officers were not identified until Thursday, when prosecutors of the Payne County District Attorney’s Office determined the shooting was justified and the SPD administrative investigation was completed, according to an SPD press release. The officers returned to work earlier this week, SPD Capt. Kyle Gibbs

said. “I just want (the officers) to know, like, that was wrong,” Raphael said. “I’m sure if they had a family member and somebody shot them, they wouldn’t be happy.”

‘Why not other options? Why the gun?’ Dominguez told dispatchers he was suicidal, and many social media comments referred to his death as “suicide by cop.” Geoffrey Alpert, a criminology and criminal justice professor at the University of South Carolina, said “suicide by cop” is a “slang, unofficial term.” Alpert has studied high-risk police activities for more than 25 years, including police use of force, officer decision-making and the effectiveness of less-lethal technology available to police. “Suicide by cop” is a term based on perception, Alpert said, because “you really don’t know.” He said shootings can have the components of a “suicide by cop” situation, in which a desperate person purposefully draws a lethal reaction from police, but “to put a label on it like that is much more unofficial.” Alpert said police officers’ use of force should depend on the threat level they encounter in a situation. He said officers generally do not want to kill or injure someone, but they have to act to protect their own lives. Before March 28, the latest officer-involved shooting in Stillwater was Jan. 29, 2015, when Sgt. Cody Manuel shot and killed Ralph Willis, a murder suspect. Manuel has been a police officer for 13 years. In an interview with the O’Colly this week, he said police officers

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have to deal with people who are “at their worst.” In these “ugly” situations, he said he hopes people listen to facts rather than their emotions. “It’s easy to say, ‘I don’t feel like this was justified,’” Manuel said. “But it’s harder to look at all the facts and make that determination.” Alpert and Manuel said aiming to only wound an individual who is armed, or whom officers perceive to be armed, is unrealistic; officers must aim for the torso. “Shooting in the leg. ... That’s movie stuff,” Alpert said. “If you are in a situation where your life could be at risk, you’ve got to shoot at the largest target. Shooting the gun out of your hand, that’s TVWestern. That’s not reality.” Manuel said officers are trained to use their weapons as a last resort to stop undesired actions, and the torso is the most effective area, other than the head, to do so. A person’s arms and legs are likely to move, and shooting moving


targets is “incredibly hard.” Officers are held accountable for every bullet that leaves their guns, Manuel said. “None of us want to shoot an innocent bystander,” Manuel said. “To take the chance of trying to shoot somebody in the leg and lose that round to go on to God knows where, that’s unacceptable.” As for less-lethal technology, such as Tasers, Alpert said their use also depends on the situation. Tasers can be unreliable, Alpert said, because there are many factors that determine their success, such as whether officers are close enough to their target or whether the individual is wearing light enough clothing for the prongs to penetrate. Alpert said lone officers typically don’t use their Tasers in high-risk situations because if they don’t work, then “You’re dead.” But in a situation with multiple officers, Alpert said officers often split, one officer presenting non-lethal force and another officer providing lethal

cover. “(The Supreme Court of the United States) has said you don’t look at this in 20/20 hindsight, and you don’t,” Alpert said, referring to the 1989 decision in Graham v. Connor. “You have to look at it as a forward, in-progress, tense, rapidly evolving situation.” As for leaving Dominguez’ body in the road for more than an hour, Alpert said that’s often not the police department’s decision, as it depends on the availability of the coroner and the investigating agency. “You’ve got to understand there are a lot of pushes and pulls,” Alpert said. “But, absolutely, you want to get a body out of there as soon as possible because it’s insulting to the family.”

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Post’s database. Of those, about 25 percent were reportedly mentally ill. In Oklahoma, police shot and killed 26 people in 2017, six of whom were reportedly mentally ill. Only one was unarmed. Alpert said mental illness adds a level of complexity to situations officers respond to. Officers can be trained in “Mental Health 101,” but it’s unrealistic to think they could be trained as mental health professionals, Alpert said. “We expect so much of our police officers, and now we want to make them mental health providers,” Alpert said. “We forget what we pay these men and women, you know, and it’s not a lot when we’re asking so much from them.” Mike Brose, chief ex-

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ecutive officer of the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, said the mental health training available to officers is “still woefully inadequate” compared to other training they receive. In police training nationally, a “great deal more time” is spent on use of tactics than is spent on soft skills and how to interact with people, Brose said. Brose said the lack of training is unfair to officers who respond to mental health crisis events. “They have a difficult job,” Brose said. “It’d be hard for the best mental health professional I know to handle some of these situations.” There might be a solution. This year in Tulsa, for two days a week, a community response team will be available to respond to calls for

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service that involve people in mental health crises. The three-person team is composed of a police officer from the Tulsa Police Department, a firefighter/EMT from the Tulsa Fire Depart-

ment and a licensed mental health professional from Family and Children’s Services, a behavioral healthcare and family services provider in Tulsa. “You got the best of both


worlds working together as a team,” Brose said. The EMT takes care of medical interventions, the police officer ensures the safety of everyone involved and the mental health professional interacts with the individual, Brose said. Brose said the pilot program is modeled after similar teams in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and San Antonio, where Brose said “amazing” data shows reduction in the use of deadly force. Brose said the Tulsa team is meant to reduce tension on calls involving people suffering from mental illness, but it can risk only so much when it comes to safety. “When a firearm or weapon comes out, all bets are off,” Brose said. “Law enforcement has a clear

and mandated legal right to protect themselves and the public surrounding them.” Brose said he respects officers have to “think fast” and react quickly in certain situations, but police departments need to encourage healthy assessments of the use of deadly force, especially when they involve people identified as having a serious mental health issue. “It’s a rock in a still pond,” Brose said. “And the reverberations are going in every direction for a lifetime, multiple lifetimes, affecting so many people.” Kelsy Schlotthauer is a multimedia journalism senior from Edmond. She can be reached at



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After nearly two weeks of rallying at the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Oklahoma Education Association announced it would end the teacher walkout that began April 2 and refocus on state elections in November. In a Thursday press conference, OEA president Alicia Priest said the legislature didn’t live up to expectations and the organization would work to support teachers running for office in November. “OEA leadership has been negotiating in good faith with the House and the Senate,” Priest said. “But Senate Republicans won’t budge an inch on any more revenue for public education. They say they don’t believe Oklahoma students need more funding. They’re wrong. Lawmakers are simply refusing to cross the finish line.” The decision to end the walkout short of its goals has some Stillwater teachers disappointed and frustrated with OEA leadership. “Speaking for my junior high teachers we just had a meeting with, we all feel like our legs have been cut out from under us,” said Searcy Crow, an English teacher at Stillwater Junior High School. Despite nine days in a tent city with live music, food trucks and protest signs, the OEA ended its support for the walkout having secured only $479 million of a proposed MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 (405) 377-8740

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$506 million. The move set teachers off on social media, with Stillwater teachers posting in the school’s walkout Facebook group that the OEA doesn’t speak for teachers. Crow said she believes the OEA tried to cater to too many groups throughout the process. “I’ve been very disappointed in OEA’s lack of leadership this whole time,” Crow said. “I was very disappointed when they came out with that very first April 23 (walkout) date, which was after state testing. That told me then that they were trying to take the legislature’s side, Dr. (Joy) Hofmeister and the state department of education’s side, and make teachers happy. “From that moment on, I’ve been very disappointed in OEA, and I’m an OEA member for 13 1/2 years.” Stillwater teachers spent Friday morning at the Capitol despite the OEA’s departure, and like many other districts, Monday classes will depend on a survey the district emails

to teachers each evening. Saul Talley, a government teacher at Stillwater Junior High School, said though he doesn’t like the OEA’s decision, he thinks the walkout will eventually lead to big changes. “As a government teacher, I feel like people are a lot more engaged,” Talley said. “They’re asking questions, which is always a good thing. We’ve seen a groundswell of people who have had face time with these representatives and thought, ‘You know what? I can do this job too. I’m gonna file, and I’m gonna put my money where my mouth is and run for that seat.’ “To me, that’s probably the biggest win going away from the last nine days because we’ve had some forced engagement with representatives.” Stetson Payne is a multimedia journalism senior from Broken Arrow. He can be reached at

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Some students go above and beyond, balancing classwork, extracurricular activities and part-time jobs. The Student Employee of the Year Awards Ceremony recognized Oklahoma State University’s most outstanding student employees Thursday in the Wes Watkins Center. This year, 104 students were honored at the ceremony. The students’ employers nominated students who they felt went the extra mile. The nominees work at places ranging from University Dining to Cimarron Medical Services to Bank SNB. From the 104 nominations received, a panel of three impartial judges chose 10 semifinalists. After conducting interviews with the semifinalists, the panel chose five finalists and one winner. Roberta Douglas was in charge of coordinating this year’s awards ceremony. “The judges looked at each of the 104 nomination letters,” Douglas said. “They looked at things like leadership abilities, impact to the organization and how they manage their schedules to balance MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018

work and school. Primarily, though, they were looking at the impact the student has on their organization.” The five semifinalists each received a gift basket. The overall winner was awarded a dinner at Rancher’s Club and a $1,500 scholarship from OSU Career Services. Mitchell Scott, an employee at OSU’s LASSO Center, was named the 2018 Student Employee of the Year. Tashia Cheves, Scott’s supervisor at the LASSO Center, said there were many different reasons why she nominated him. “Mitchell has been so important in our office,” Cheves said. “He serves in a leadership role on our staff already. He has pretty quickly gone through the process of promotion and is now a mentor, which is the highest leadership role that we have on our staff.” Scott is a mentor providing leadership to 48 students in the Supplemental Instruction program. Scott said his favorite part about his job is working with the other leaders to help their employees. “I like coordinating the trainings and other activities that our entire staff does,” Scott said. “To be able to work alongside them and with Scott and Tashia to coordinate that

stuff and to create the training that we put on to better our employees, I really enjoy that.” Cheves said one of the things that makes Scott such a great worker is he is always striving to do better. “He ask questions,” Cheves said. “He walks around with a notebook in his pocket, and if he needs assistance with something, he asks questions and takes notes.” Cheves said Scott is always willing to step in and help get work done. “He’s a problem solver,” Cheves said. “He finds ways to get things done. He finds a need and steps in, no matter what that need is. From the most tedious tasks to actually meeting with our students and providing them one-on-one guidance so that they can grow and develop, too.” Scott said he was incredibly honored and grateful to be selected as the 2018 OSU Student Employee of the Year. “Congratulations to all the other nominees,” Scott said. “I’m so excited to be selected. This is such an honor.” Ellie Melero is a multimedia journalism freshman from Leavenworth, Kansas. She can be reached at OCOLLY.COM


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Maddi Holcomb knew Shelby Friudenberg smacked the ball hard enough to make it to Duck Street. Holcomb, a senior center fielder, backtracked toward the wall. She said she felt the brisk wind coming from left field and knew it was doing strange things to the softball. She also heard left fielder Chelsea Alexander giving a countdown, something the outfielders do to help others track pop flys, so she knew the catch was doable. Holcomb skied and reached her glove over the wall, robbing a two-run home run and making a momentum-changing play to help clinch the Oklahoma State softball team’s sweep against No. 16 Baylor, capping a 5-1 victory Sunday at Cowgirl Stadium. Holcomb said the catch, which could end up on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays from the day, was one of her career’s best. “I always had a goal of robbing a home run at OSU,” Holcomb said. “So, that’s No. 1 for me.” Holcomb’s stellar afternoon didn’t remain in the outfield. In the bottom of the second inning, Holcomb was on first base when junior Taylor Lynch slapped a ball to second baseman Nicky Dawson. Lynch MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018

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Oklahoma State players celebrate Maddi Holcomb’s home run robbing catch during OSU’s 5-1 win against Baylor on Sunday.

reached first safely, but Holcomb was caught in a rundown. Mackenzie Thomas, a sophomore catcher, was on third and teased running home, which disrupted the Bears’ defense. After quick running and smart decisions, which Holcomb credits to her coaches, she reached second safely to load the bases after a 4-3-63 rundown. The Cowgirls (32-12 overall, 10-2 Big 12) tacked on two runs after Holcomb’s stellar base running. Freshman Sydney Pennington hit an RBI single over Goose McGlaun’s outstretched arms at third base, bringing Thomas across the plate and giving OSU a four-run lead. Whitney Whitehorn followed Pennington’s hit with an RBI single to left, scoring Holcomb. “We have been really working on hitting with runners on base,” OSU coach Kenny Gajewski

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said. “It was just a matter of time. We’re back on track there.” Baylor’s lone run came in the seventh inning with two outs. Samantha Clakley, OSU’s junior starting pitcher, allowed Maddison Kettler to hit a two-out RBI double down the left-field line, scoring Taylor Ellis from second. Sans the late run, Clakley was dominant, as she threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing only five hits and striking out two. “We were just pumped up and fired up,” Clakley said. “We knew we had to get this one.” Cameron Jourdan is a sports media senior from Edmond. He can be reached at OCOLLY.COM



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The Oklahoma State softball team has set itself up to contend for the Big 12 title this season. It defeated No. 16 Baylor 5-1 on Sunday and swept the Bears in the weekend series to improve to 32-12 on the season and 10-2 in the Big 12. With 11 games to go in the regular season, OSU’s 32 wins match the season total in coach Kenny Gajewski’s first season. Samantha Clakley started in the circle, pitching 6 2/3 innings and

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OSU’s Samantha Clakley pitches during the Cowgirls’ 5-1 win against Baylor on Sunday at Cowgirl Stadium.

allowing one run on five hits. She said she knew how important this game was for the Cowgirls’ conference standing. “We knew it was a huge game, and we needed to

sweep them,” Clakley said. “We were all just fired up, pumped and ready to go.” With the sweep, the Cowgirls sit third in the Big 12. Their two remain-

ing series are against Texas (9-0 Big 12) and Oklahoma (11-0 Big 12), which both sit above OSU in the conference standings. OSU travels to Texas next weekend for a threegame series in Austin. It will take on OU the final weekend of the season, with two of the games in Norman and one game in Stillwater. In between those two series, the Cowgirls will travel to Los Angeles for a high-profile nonconference matchup against UCLA. If OSU wins the series in Austin, Bedlam on the last weekend of the sea-

son would determine who wins the Big 12 regularseason title, much like last season. The Cowgirls had a minute chance last season to knock off the Sooners for the conference title but didn’t succeed. “We’ve got to win all those games,” Gajewski said. “You have to assume OU is going to win games.” Maddi Holcomb, a senior center fielder from North Richland Hills, Texas, was proud of her team’s performance, knowing how important it is to win games at home in conference play. “It was huge,” Holcomb

said. “I feel like this is what we needed for our mojo to come back. It was a big series, they were a great team … It was huge to get that win. It was just a big-time series for us.” With plenty of important games ahead for OSU, one thing sticks out to Gajewski above everything else regarding his team’s hope for a conference title. “The bottom line is, it’s still alive.” Wade Haugen is a sports media sophomore from Weatherford. He can be reached at






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232 1/2 S. Lewis: 1‑bedroom apartment, downstairs, water paid. $425.00/month, $425.00 Deposit. No Pets. Call or text 405‑747‑5819 or 405‑747‑ 5744.

2‑bedroom, 1‑bath, CH/A, water/sewer paid. 1/2 block from Student Union. $900/month. Available now and preleasing for June and August. Eagles Nest, 306 S. Ramsey. 405‑385‑9428.

Luxury Duplex: 3‑bedroom, 4‑ bath. 2600 sq.ft. oversized 2‑ car garage, all kitchen appliances included, washer/dryer hookups. $1200/month, $1200/deposit. 1‑year lease. 405‑880‑2785.

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Terrace Townhomes 818 N. Husband 2 Bedrooms $575 All Elec‑Close to Campus Pets Negotiable

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Lakeview Apartments 2209 N. Monroe 2 Bedrooms $460 Oversized Units All Elec‑Boomer Lake Area Tyler Ten Apartments 1110 W. Tyler 2 Bedrooms $460 Close to OSU/NOC Pets Negotiable Summer Specials Raintree Apartments 204 S. Duncan 2 Bedrooms $600 On‑Site Laundry West Maple Apartments 124 W. Maple $520 Per Month‑2 Beds Covered Parking Close to OSU‑All Elec Lodges Landing 127 N. Duck 2‑Beds $425 Month Close to Campus On‑Site Laundry Villa Court 2Bed‑2Bath $850 3Bed‑2.5 Bath $1200 Washer/Dryer Included Close to Campus Knoblock Apartments 2Bed 1Bath $500 North Side of Campus All Electric On‑Site Laundry

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Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

ACROSS 1 Sounds showing revelation 4 Actress Winger 9 Beer, casually 13 Speedy shark 15 Bars between wheels 16 Travel aimlessly 17 Angling method using hand-tied lures 19 Bar orders 20 City recaptured from ISIL by Iraq in 2017 21 Sincerely 23 Hunk of concrete 25 Tic-tac-toe diagram 26 Memorization technique 29 One doing the Electric Slide, e.g. 34 Brian of ambient music 35 DDE’s WWII command 36 Renter’s document 37 Stinging comment 39 Complains 42 Like the Magi 43 What the beverage cart blocks 45 Sellout letters 46 Brit. pilots’ squad 47 Hamburger meat 50 Beach or Backstreet follower, in music 51 At any point 52 Subway charge 54 Mark McGwire rival 58 IHOP handouts 62 Furthermore 63 Beatles’ Shea Stadium performance, e.g. 65 Casino card game 66 Steinbeck migrants 67 Jekyll’s alter ego 68 Little League airer 69 Nervous 70 One of an inning’s three, which can follow the first word of 17-, 29-, 47- and 63-Across



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DOWN 1 Bedside toggle switch 2 Angel’s overhead circle 3 “The __ the limit!” 4 Prosecutors: Abbr. 5 Prosecutor’s first piece of evidence 6 Russian pancake 7 Back out 8 Home of primary 30-Down gods 9 Fresh from the factory 10 Part in a play 11 Nights before 12 __ Virginia 14 Handy 18 Down with the flu 22 Yemeni money 24 Knighted Guinness 26 Pack again, as groceries 27 “We’re live!” studio sign 28 Human trunk 30 Like Odin and Thor 31 Egypt’s capital 32 Op-ed piece, say 33 Often submerged shipping dangers

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38 Lunar symbol for a very long time 40 Books’ opening sections 41 Couch 44 Green-eyed monster 48 Absolute ruler 49 Actress Shields 50 Tree that sounds like a summer vacation spot


53 Pres. pardoned by Ford 54 Jewelry protector 55 “Sadly ... ” 56 Car sticker fig. 57 Whirl around 59 “So Sick” R&B artist 60 Pakistani language 61 “Cancel that deletion” 64 Sugar suffix PAGE 10

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By Nancy Black Tribune Content Agency Today’s Birthday (04/16/18). Prosperity blesses your shared accounts this year. Disciplined and coordinated professional efforts raise your status. Spring strategizing gets ducks in a row for summer action, both at home and work. Redirect a community project for fruition next winter. Together, you can move mountains. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Cash flow rises today and tomorrow. Care for something you’ve been neglecting. Stick to basics. Act on previously laid groundwork. A lucky break can unfold. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- You’re especially confident and powerful. Check your course, and then full speed ahead. A spiritual advisor helps you stay on the right path. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Benefit from the foundations you’ve built. Don’t spend what you don’t have. The action is behind the scenes. Clarify your direction. Set intentions and schedule them. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Reach out. Connect and check in with your people. Teamwork provides satisfying results. Share nostalgic moments with friends. Reflect on past glories and future possibilities. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Provide leadership. Take on more responsibility over the next few days. Meet professional deadlines and goals. Grab an opportunity when it falls in your lap. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Long-distance travel and long-term possibilities beckon for a few days. You can solve a puzzle. Use something you’ve been saving. Study and learn. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Handle practical financial priorities. Work out project details and update the budget. Friends offer good advice and connections. Share resources and opportunities. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Make a special connection. An attraction is mutual. Collaborate on a shared passion, and profit from the fruits of your labors. You’re in sync. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Take a step back to advance. Nurture your heart. Build your health, fitness and work upon previous foundations. Strengthen skills and practices. You’re making a good impression. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Relax, and play for a few days. Prioritize family and romance. Beauty and strong emotion inspire. Enjoy beloved people and activities. Appreciate those who went before. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Domestic comforts draw you in. Provide support to someone you love. Persuade with grace. You have what others want. Show appreciation for the effort of others. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Previously blocked communications channels open. Connect the dots. Think outside the box. Invest in efficiency. Get the word out about a creative project. PAGE 11

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Facing the wall, junior Katarina Stresnakova jumped side to side, listening to the crowd roar behind her. But in an instant, Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center went silent. Texas Tech spoiled the Oklahoma State women’s tennis team’s Senior Day festivities with a 4-1 victory Sunday. Down 5-4 in her second set, facing match point, Stresnakova was trying to keep the No. 11 Cowgirls alive. She failed to complete the comeback attempt, losing in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.

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“Today, Texas Tech played very well, and they capitalized on the points that were there for them,” OSU coach Chris Young said. “We got down and just couldn’t dig ourselves out of the hole.” No. 13 Texas Tech’s Katelyn Jackson double bageled sophomore Saralyn Dyer, putting OSU in a quick 2-0 deficit. After not losing a dual match the entire season before this weekend, junior Marina Guinart lost her second singles

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Vladica Babic celebrates after beating Gabriela Talaba in straight sets at Greenwood Tennis Center on Senior Day.

match in a row, falling 6-2, 6-0. Young said getting quality play out of Guinart will be essential as OSU gets into the home stretch of its season. “I think (Guinart’s) movement wasn’t as good, just

didn’t go for her shots in the same way and just didn’t bring the same energy that she’s used to bringing,” Young said. “We’re going to need her to be back to her old self next weekend.”


The lone point for the Cowgirls (16-3 overall, 5-2 Big 12) came from senior Vladica Babic, who continued her strong play as of late, defeating No. 17 Gabriela Talaba 6-3, 6-3 on Court 1 in an intense contest. After her final point, Babic threw her hands up in the air with a wide smile on her face. The victory allowed her to go out of potentially her last home match on a high note despite the Cowgirls’ loss. Babic and fellow senior Megan McCray do have a chance to play again at Greenwood Tennis Center. If OSU enters the NCAA Tournament as a top-16 seed, it will host the first two rounds.

OSU has a couple of away matches left before the Big 12 tournament. The Cowgirls will hit the road for matches against Kansas and Kansas State next weekend, looking to bounce back from their third loss of the season. “We just don’t have much margin for error right now with everything that’s going on,” Young said. “Overall, I thought the girls competed well, and it just wasn’t enough today.”

Grant Ramirez is a sports media freshman from Grapevine, Texas. He can be reached at


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