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Smoke-free campus subject of SGA town hall meetings By MATT DOTRAY STAFF WRITER
Study-time smoke breaks and inclass tobacco dipping may become an old habit for students , faculty and staff on Texas Tech’s campus. That is, if a majority of faculty, staff and students think it should be. Tech Student Government Association will host two town hall meetings to attempt to better understand the desires of students and faculty in making the Tech campus smoke-free. The town hall meetings will be 6-8 p.m. Jan. 22 and 2-4 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Mesa Room of the Student Union
Building. Samantha Dunkerley, a human development and family studies graduate student from Houston and graduate senator, is one of the senators that proposed the idea of a town Graduate Senator hall meeting. She said the opinions expressed during the meetings have complete control in determining whether or not SGA will go forward in
If they don’t want to walk around smoke, they can come to this town hall and it gives them a chance to vocalize their needs and wants for campus ...” Samantha Dunkerley
Construction to begin on new on-campus residence hall in March 500-bed residence hall to be completed by August 2014 By CATHERINE MCKEE
and will be in a village-style complex. The building will be in the Spanish Renaissance style Work is under way to construct of Tech. a new 500-bed residence hall by The village, he said, will be August 2014. in a modular style with 10 to 12 The Board of Regents ap- buildings with approximately proved the $50 million project at 40 to 50 beds in each and will its meeting Dec. 14. be pedestrian-centric, with no Michael Molina, vice chan- through traffic or parking in the cellor for Facilities Planning complex. and Construction, said Texas The buildings composing the Tech is in the village, Moprogramming lina said, will phase, which consist of varis when his ious heights office receives and designs. applications Because for possible the target deconstruction mographic for partners. the complex Molina is graduate, said he bel a w, m e d i lieves a partcal and upner will be perclassmen, chosen by the hall will mid-February feature effiand once the ciencies, studecision has dio suites and been made, conventional work will beapartments, gin on design he said. and infraHowever, structure. the residence The new hall will not residence be closed to hall will be underclasslocated east men, Molina of Knoxville said. Av e n u e i n C h a n JERRY TURNER the triangle cellor Kent CHAIRMAN bound by Hance said 19th Street the need for BOARD OF REGENTS a n d Te x a s the hall is imTe c h P a r k mediate, alway, he said. though it will not be completed The hall, Board of Regents until July 2014 with “heads in Chairman Jerry Turner said, is beds” by August 2014. essential for Tech’s growth. “We’ve got to continue to pro“With the growth that we’re vide more on-campus housing,” having, with the emphasis on he said at the Board of Regents increasing our graduate students, meeting. “(Students will) see — I think that this residence hall it’s going to be state of the art. It’s concept is a terrific idea,” Turner going to have good parking and said at the meeting. “It’s a terrific also, it’s going to be close enough opportunity for the university and to the bus routes that you’d be a great need for the university.” able to get anywhere on campus When completed, Molina said real quick.” the hall will be approximately RESIDENCE cont. on Page 3 ➤➤ 160,000 to 170,000 square feet NEWS EDITOR
trying to create a tobacco or smoke-free campus. “We can empower students to make their own health decisions,” Dunkerley said. “If they don’t want to walk around smoke, they can come to this town hall and it gives them a chance to vocalize their needs and wants for campus and take control of their own health, essentially.” The town halls will involve interaction between those attending the event and a group of experts who will lead the discussion and weigh in on the subject. Dunkerley said the idea of a tobacco-free campus began when Healthy Lubbock, an organization that pro-
motes healthy activities and options for citizens of Lubbock, gave a presentation to members of SGA. The benefits of having a smokefree campus, she said, would be the elimination of secondary smoke, the opportunity for individuals to make their own health decisions and a decrease in trash, such as cigarette butts, across campus. The opinions expressed by the students are very important because there are a number of different options, said Katherine Lindley, a human development and family studies graduate student from Colleyville and a graduate senator.
With the growth that we’re having, with the emphasis on increasing our graduate students, I think that this residence hall concept is a terrific idea. It’s a terrific opportunity for the university and a great need for the university.
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DANAE COUCH, A third year law student from Coppell, competed in the Miss America competition as Miss Texas. She participated in the swimsuit, evening gown and talent portions of the competition. She made it to the top 10.
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Lindley is one of the organizers of the town hall meetings. “We have several options in front of us,” she said. “Of course, one option is doing nothing and leaving campus as is. Second option would be to go smokefree, meaning basically no cigarettes, smoking pipes, or cigars. Or, going tobacco-free, which would also include dip (smokeless tobacco).” The purpose of the meeting, she said, is to get an idea of where people are aligned and whether or not to introduce a bill that a majority of students are not in support of.
Tech law student competes in Miss America competition By PAIGE SKINNER LA VIDA EDITOR
On Saturday, 8.3 million people tuned in to watch the Miss America competition, according to the Nielsen Company. And Texas Tech School of Law’s very own was a part of the magic. DaNae Couch, third year law student from Coppell, competed as Miss Texas in the 86th annual Miss America competition. Couch progressed all the way to the top 10 of the competition, competing in the swimsuit and evening gown portion and then performing her talent as a baton twirler. Couch said the entire experience was a whirlwind. “We spend 10 days in Las Vegas with 53 of the most talented and intelligent service-oriented women,” she said. “We prepare really hard, and any one of those women could be Miss America.” Couch’s name was announced relatively early each time she progressed in the competition. She said because of that, she didn’t have time to become nervous. “I was very, very thankful to be called early on, so I didn’t have to sit there and wait on down the road,” she said. “I really didn’t have too much time to be nervous or concerned because it was instantaneous.” However, when Couch was called first to perform her talent, she was visibly shocked. “I wasn’t shocked in, ‘I didn’t think I wouldn’t advance,’” she said. “I was more like, ‘OK. I have to go twirl now.’ And the difficult thing about the talent competition on the final night is that none of us get to do any warming up.” Even with no warm-up and a mess-up in her routine, Couch said she was proud of her performance. “I had a little bit of a mistake, but it’s all about being able to keep progressing through the routine,” Couch said. “It’s a minute and a half and I have something like 40 or 50 releases from the baton during that period of time and there’s so many chances you have to show off
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really interesting skills, but also they come with a little bit of an element of surprise.” During a commercial break after the talent portion, Couch said she chatted with Miss America and “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison. Couch said native Texan Harrison joked around with her saying, “You’re making the home state proud.” “It was just really fun,” she said. “I mean, how many chances do you have to just joke with the host of ‘The Bachelor?’” Couch has received a lot of support from her Baylor sorority sisters, family, friends and the Tech community. “Tech actually went way out of their way because the dean of the law school and some professors in the law school were actually in Las Vegas with me for the finals,” she said. “And that was really cool because first of all — hello? Not many people come to Las Vegas anyway, and the people do come a lot of the times are affiliated with the pageant or are family or your close friends, but to have people from Tech law come out there really just showed how much they supported and cared about me as a person just beyond being a student there. That was really neat.” Darby Dickerson, dean of the School of Law, was there to cheer Couch on during the competition. Dickerson tweeted the day of the competition, “We’re in our seats and ready to cheer for @MissTX2012 #TexasTechLaw student DaNae Couch!” She said she is proud of Couch and her accomplishments. “We are so proud of DaNae for all she has accomplished as a law student, Miss America top10 finalist and person,” Dickerson said in an email. “During the finals, DaNae was as she always is — smart, confident, and poised. We are thrilled she will be returning to Tech Law in August to complete her studies. We already have a spot on our national Pretrial Advocacy team waiting for her.” ➤➤email@example.com
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The flu has hit the nation hard this season, according to the Center for Disease Control, resulting in what they call a flu epidemic. The CDC and many professionals are emphasizing the importance of getting the flu vaccine, and some Lubbock citizens, like Alexandra Wilson, understand the importance of vaccinations. Wilson, a 22-year-old from New Mexico, said she opted out of her annual seasonal flu shot because she did not have the time to get it and was not worried about catching anything. However, after a few weeks passed, Wilson said the symptoms started kicking in. “To be honest,” she said, “I didn’t even know I had it. When it first started I was really sore, and I didn’t know that was associated with the flu because I didn’t know
much about it.” She said she had on-and-off fevers for two weeks, experienced dizzy spells, felt constantly nauseous and developed a cough. “And then one night it got so bad that I couldn’t really move,” she said. “So I had to be taken to the hospital, and that’s where they determined it was the flu. By that point, the cough that I’d had, for going on about two weeks at that point, had progressed so much that it had gotten hard for me to breathe at certain points.” After being sick for nearly three weeks and taking off several days of work, Wilson said she thinks she might have been better off just getting the vaccine. “I know people who got the flu despite the vaccine,” she said, “but I wonder maybe if I had gotten it like I had in previous years, I wouldn’t have.” Wilson’s case is not an isolated one. Forty-seven states have been
reported by the CDC as experiencing widespread flu. Twenty-four of those states, including Texas, are experiencing a large concentration of high-intensity flu cases. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services website, two pediatric flu-related deaths have been reported in Texas, as well as seven flu outbreaks. The CDC has now declared an official epidemic status, reporting on its website that the proportion of deaths attributed to influenza is now slightly above the epidemic threshold for the first time this season. Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the CDC, stated in a news briefing that the current flu vaccine is effective, and when administered, makes it 60 percent less likely that a person will catch the flu. Texas Tech students can get the vaccine at the Student Health Services center. Those with insurance will have the copay covered by the university’s tuition medical
services fee, according to the center’s website. Students without insurance will be charged a $20 fee for provider services, the website stated, and any other charges not covered by the fee will receive a 60 percent discount. Students also can get the vaccine for $31.99 at the Walgreens on Marsha Sharp Freeway and Slide Road. A Walgreens pharmacy representative said the store is the only one in Lubbock to offer the vaccine and it is running low. To increase the chances of staying flu-free this season, just follow the cardinal rules, said Dr. Todd Bell, director of the West Texas Influenza Center. People are more likely to catch the flu when they live and work in close quarters, such as college campuses, Bell said, which is why it is vital for students to wash their hands, cover their coughs and sneezes, and stay home when they are sick. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Student charged with intoxication manslaugther Jason Chad White, a 19-yearold Texas Tech student, is out on bail and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after an auto accident Dec. 6, Lubbock Police Department Sgt. Robert Hook said. According to a police report, White, a freshman agricultural science major from Cleburne, was driving while intoxicated when he rear-ended the vehicle in which 19-year-old Tech student Meagan Rough was a passenger.
Rough, a sophomore biochemistry major from Kaufman, died at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 7 from WHITE life-threatening injuries sustained after being ejected from the vehicle, according to a Dec. 7 story in The Daily Toreador. According to the police report, Rough was taken to Uni-
versity Medical Center. The accident occurred at 12:10 a.m. at the intersection of Glenna Goodacre Boulevard and Avenue S, the police report said. Five people, three of whom were Tech students, were involved in the accident, managing director of the Office of Communications and Marketing Chris Cook said. Kaitlyn Canaday, a sophomore honors student from Aledo, and another Tech student were
taken to UMC for non-lifethreatening injuries, according to the police report. Although five vehicles were involved in the accident, three were parked, according to The DT story. White was originally charged with intoxication assault. The charge was upgraded to intoxication manslaughter Dec. 7, after Rough died. ➤➤email@example.com
Former Tech student fails to attend jail sentencing Jeena Roberts, a former Texas Tech student, did not show up to begin her jail sentence Jan. 7. Special Prosecutor Tom Brummett of the Lubbock District Attorney’s Office said Judge Jim Bob Darnell of the 140th District
Court issued a warrant for R o b e r t ’s a rrest. Roberts pled guilty to charges of intoxication ROBERTS manslaughter and intoxication assault in November 2012. On Oct. 22, 2010, according to a Nov. 27 story in The Daily Toreador, Roberts went on a trip with the Bob L. Herd Depart-
ment of Petroleum Engineering at Tech and was intoxicated when she left campus to drive home. Roberts was driving home at a speed of about 80 or 90 mph, and at the intersection of Marsha Sharp Freeway and Avenue L, she collided into the back of another vehicle, causing the vehicle to fl ip onto its roof, according to The DT story. Linda Smaltz, a passenger in the vehicle that flipped, was ejected and killed while another
passenger in the vehicle was critically injured, according to The DT story. The blood sample collected from Roberts, according to the story, showed her alcohol concentration was .25, three times the legal limit. Roberts received 15 years for an intoxication manslaughter charge and eight years for an intoxication assault charge. The charges were to be served concurrently in the Texas State Penitentiary.
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At Texas Tech, a good education doesn’t necessarily involve a classroom. In its annual ranking of top online universities, Tech’s eLearning program ranked 11th overall among online colleges in SR Education Group’s flagship site, Guide to Online Schools. Peggy Miller, who became vice provost Oct. 8, said it’s great for the university to be recognized. “Texas Tech has done it the old-fashioned way,” Miller said. “We didn’t just jump in and pay millions of dollars for a mock or a special company. We let it evolve as student need was there. We had the capability and it’s grown to be very robust and respectable.” Miller said the online programs could be described as anything delivered without having to be face-to-face. The eLearn-
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The project will consist of three phases, with the first totaling $50 million and creating the residence hall, Molina said. Phase 2 would create a 15,000-square foot mixed-use retail/ entertainment district while Phase 3 would add 500 beds. The mixed-use retail/entertain-
ing program, she said, also can be a hybrid, which means the education is done both online and in the classroom. Tech’s professors teach the online classes, Miller said. A lot of the times, she said professors will teach the same class both face-to-face and online. The university’s eLearning is not a necessity for students on the Lubbock campus, Miller said, but it’s a necessity for someone who cannot drive to a campus. She said a lot of students use the eLearning program, including people who live in Waco, El Paso, or another country. “The more we do it, the better it is for the Lubbock campus,” Miller said. “Since the professors are here, all the tuition and fees come here. It’s our professors who are working in a 21st-century way.” While giving credit to her predecessors, Miller said it was a thoughtful development that
wasn’t always smooth, but the people at Tech took the time to meet the needs of its students. According to the Guide to Online Schools website, the rankings were based on a number of criteria, including the cost of tuition, retention rate, repayment rate and students’ feedback. “It was very exciting to see that ranking and to see that, on student reviews, we were ranked so high,” Assistant Vice Provost Justin Louder, said. “As the provost said in his response, it was great to see we were ranked extremely high against other national research universities.” In their rankings, Tech had a 64 percent repayment rate and an 82 percent retention rate. Louder said the high retention rate shows that students who start taking online classes at the university continue until they graduate. Tech offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doc-
torate degrees online, Louder said. “There are very strong programs at all three levels,” he said. “That really shows the emphasis Tech has on high-quality distance education programs and online learning.” Receiving a high ranking for its online programs helps the university elevate its profile and increase enrollment, he said. Moving forward, Louder said the university will continue to look for ways to better its programs and possibly make new programs or expand an already existing one. Along with receiving the overall ranking, Tech online Master’s in Engineering program is ranked 50th among 293 institutions in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, he said. “That’s another great accomplishment our online programs are getting,” Louder said.
ment district would establish a variety of eateries in the complex. The second and third phases, Molina said, are interchangeable and will depend upon what is needed. There are 370 parking spaces available in the area of the future complex, which Molina said is adequate for a 500-bed residence hall. Interim President Lawrence Schovanec said there is a demand on campus for more housing than Tech is able to provide.
One of the motivations for the complex, Schovanec said, arose from data that showed students who live on campus perform better academically and are more likely to graduate. “It’s a new concept in residential living with greater flexibility,” he said. “I think it will appeal to a broader spectrum of students. We think this will contribute to success in a very broad way.” Chinello Nwanko, a sophomore media and communication major from Houston, said she was unaware
of the new residence hall, but would be interested in living there once it is built. Nwanko said the hall appeals to her because being 25 years old, she is a non-traditional student. Because of the hall, Nwanko said she would like to complete her graduate studies at Tech. “I think it’s a good idea,” she said. “For a graduate student, it would be more easier for them to concentrate and navigate the whole school.”
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If a majority of people at the town hall are in support of a tobacco or smoke-free campus, Lindley said the next step would be to collect surveys to get a larger sample size. If the surveys continue to reflect support, senators would write a resolution asking for a task force. The task force would be comprised of members of the community, students, faculty and staff. The task force would look at the actions of other universities, research data and recommend a permanent resolution, she said. Once a resolution is written, it would go to a senate vote. Other universities, including the University of Texas, have started transitioning to a tobacco-free campus, she said. Currently, the
University of Texas is on a sevenyear program. “It’s definitely not going to be a situation where they wake up tomorrow and there’s no smoking at all,” Lindley said. “It’d be years out. We’ll gradually get there. We understand you can’t say the next day, ‘Sorry, but you can’t do that anymore.’” One of the alternatives would be to have smoking hot-spots, Lindley said, which would mean faculty, staff and students would smoke in designated areas. SGA President Alex Alston, said the students’ opinion is very important in the decision. “They’re holding this town hall meeting because they really want to get a student perspective,” he said, “so if the students are not for this, then they will not bring it up and it probably won’t be brought up the rest of this year.” ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chicago closer to settling police suits for $32M CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago City Council committee preliminarily approved settlements Tuesday in two police misconduct cases that would cost the city nearly $33 million, including $22.5 million for a California woman that apparently would be the largest payout
to a single such plaintiff in the city’s history. The full City Council is expected to sign off on the settlements Thursday. The bigger of the two would go to the family of Christina Eilman, who will require care for the rest of her life for severe
brain injuries suffered in a 2006 fall from a 7th-floor window at a Chicago housing project where she had just been raped. The second settlement would pay $10.25 million to Alton Logan, one victim of the city’s notorious police torture scandal involving officers under former
Lt. John Burge. Logan spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, and his award would be the biggest handed out in any case to stem from the investigation into the Burge unit, which framed black murder suspects and tortured many into confessing.
Rare-earth elements in Jamaica’s red mud KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica may be able to benefit from newly found deposits of rare-earth elements that are key ingredients for smartphones, computers and numerous other high-tech goods, the Caribbean island’s top mining official said Tuesday. Science, Technology, Energy & Mining Minister Philip Paulwell said Japanese researchers believe they have found “high concentrations of rare-earth elements” in
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the country’s red mud, or bauxite residue. China is now the world’s main supplier of rare-earth elements, which are minerals that play a critical role in making products from basic communication devices to high-tech military weaponry. Worried by that dominance, manufacturers around the globe have been spurring searches for other sources that could be profitably mined. In a statement to Jamaica’s Parliament, Paulwell said researchers from Japan’s Nippon Light Metal Co. Ltd. believe rare-earth elements can be efficiently extracted in Jamaica, where a once-flourishing bauxite industry has fallen on hard times. Paulwell touted the discovery as a potentially significant boon for
the Caribbean island’s chronically sputtering economy. “We are at the starting line of an opportunity that has the potential to redefine Jamaica’s economic prospects in a positive way,” he told lawmakers. “... The government of Jamaica perceives the extraction of the rare-earth elements that are present in Jamaica to be an exciting new opportunity to earn much needed foreign exchange and create jobs.” A pilot program will establish the scope of any potential commercial project on Jamaica, which is about the size of the U.S. state of Connecticut. The environmental and planning agency has already authorized the pilot program but other government agencies still need to examine it.
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Berea Orange Jones dominated the conversation. He was loud, overbearing, and just downright rude. He even went as far as to mock Morgan’s British accent at one point. At the end of the interview, Morgan said, “This is the man who wants to deport me from the country for wanting to get rid of assault rifles.” He was interrupted, once again, by Jones, who concluded the segment with, “No, no. It’s to point out you’re a foreigner — a redcoat! —here telling us what to do! Go back to where they took the guns if you don’t like it!” That declaration was driven
Hollywood may have overstepped boundaries with Zero Dark Thirty By NICOLE THEODORE
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As I sat in the dark, crowded theater watching the new film Zero Dark Thirty play before me this past Friday, I felt uneasy and unsure about something. The controversial film depicts the “true” story of how the infamous Osama Bin Laden was found and killed by American forces back in May of 2011. As my fellow moviegoers cheered when the screen showed U.S. forces raiding the compound at which Osama Bin Laden was hiding, I could not help but think to myself, is this actually benefiting our country? The scenes of the CIA waterboarding prisoners were hard enough to watch, but what was harder to watch was the way the movie was filmed and told. It was filmed documentary style, showing the director’s point of view of what life is like in Pakistan and Afghanistan when U.S. forces and the CIA were present. Most people sat there complacent, accepting this view face value. Many people, including myself, do not know what life is really like there. Some would rather just accept this view even though it may not be accurate. Original phone calls from the Sept. 11 attacks were played, and a wave of sadness and unrest hit me and the rest of the room suddenly. This is when I realized that Zero Dark Thirty might become a catalyst for hatred and further violence involving racism on both the American side and the Middle East. My thoughts raced as I remembered how the Middle East reacted to the anti-Islam film in September. Zero Dark Thirty could upset the Middle East with its graphic scenes of their men and women being killed by U.S. soldiers. We are often so quick to buy into the hype of movies that are “based on a true story” that we don’t often question the consequences of their wide spread popularity unless it directly affects us. To Americans, seeing people being murdered or killed is quite the norm in Hollywood movies, but to more conservative countries this may not be the case. Many Americans who will watch this movie will possibly feel hatred towards those who attacked us as they listen to the frantic 911 calls from those trapped in the towers on 9/11. I did; it was impossible not to. Is it actually healthy for our country to essentially rehash what happened in a graphic, documentary style movie? We should always remember what happened and honor the victims and families of 9/11 and those who fought in the Iraq war, but Hollywood should be careful not to cross a fine line. Where I just felt angry
and sad during the movie, another normal citizen may act upon their perpetuated hatred and take it out on innocent people, as events have shown quite recently in the United States. Hollywood is not the reason violence occurs, but we cannot deny it may be a catalyst. When something as delicate as the relationship, or lack of, between Americans and people of the Middle East is depicted in Hollywood, there is of course going to be discussion on either side or possibly violence. I have consistently heard those around me call people who may look or act like they are from the Middle East derogatory names or worse, say they are probably “terrorists”. Zero Dark Thirty may possibly reinforce this racism, because it is in fact racism. Some will leave the movie feeling hopeful for the future and others will be leaving with more hatred for the Middle East and Al Qaeda than ever before. To fix the perception of average Americans from a Middle East standpoint, and to fix the perception of the Middle East from an American standpoint since 9/11 may be impossible. However, movies, literature and television can educate both sides and stop reinforcing biases. Not every person from the Middle East is in Al Qaeda and agrees with terrorism, which many Americans do not understand. Imagine someone with this ideology being essentially armed with a Hollywood movie like Zero Dark Thirty; it is a recipe for further discrimination and hatred. There is also a clear difference between a documentary, and a movie filmed like it is a documentary. Though the filmmakers were in contact with the CIA, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is completely accurate. Mike Morell, acting director of the CIA, released a statement on the agency’s website stating that the “CIA interacted with the filmmakers through our Office of Public Affairs but, as is true with any entertainment project with which we interact, we do not control the final product,” according to a TIME Magazine article. Movies like Zero Dark Thirty will not stop being produced, but what Americans can do is research and educate themselves on such topics beforehand to decrease discrimination and realize what is true and what isn’t. As citizens, it is our responsibility what we do with the media that is presented to us. By asking questions and doing formative research this may help eliminate biases, discrimination, and essentially inform consumers of what they should expect from the media and what they shouldn’t.
home with some very serious finger pointing. Didn’t that performance just fill you with Texan pride? For what purpose did CNN bring this man on the show? Why did they even take the time to entertain the thought that there is a petition to have Morgan deported? Firstly, Morgan is but a lowly journalist. I seriously doubt his opinion about gun control will be the deciding factor for Congress. So what would his deportation solve? It would change nothing at all. Secondly, why did CNN give Alex Jones this publicity he so desperately desired? The man is obviously a bigot. His vendetta against Morgan seems to be based solely upon his British descent. He’s a foreigner who does not agree with some of our American policies so let’s deport him! I think Jones is confused on
the times. He actually said that if guns are taken away, “1776 will commence again!” I would not be surprised if Jones is one of the Texans who wanted to secede from the Union. I actually agree with some of what Jones said. I believe that stripping a country of its weapons is a gateway to tyranny. I agree that guns don’t kill people. People kill people. I do not believe that stricter gun control will save us from crime. Gun control will save us from mass crime because criminals all of the sudden will care about the laws? No, I’m sorry. That will not happen. That is the point of crime. Criminals do not care about breaking laws. All stricter gun control means is that it will be harder for criminals to get the guns. But, if someone has made the decision in their mind to out-do the last mass murderer
the media glorified, then I’m sure they will make it happen. The problem is not gun control. The problem is the focus of our media, proper social interaction in our children’s development, and the lack of psychological help offered in our country. That discussion, however, is for another day. It does not matter that I agree with some of what Jones said. The problem is that they picked the absolute worst candidate to represent the gun rights activists. Jones displayed himself as a bigoted southern conservative and ended up looking like a radical conspiracy theorist. I have already stated that I believe the Conservative party is a dying one, and it is because of people like Jones. These are people who do not see progress for our country, but are stuck in the past. On infowars.com (one of Jones’
websites), they had the nerve to say that Morgan “chickened out” of a second debate with Jones. To have a second debate, there had to have been a first one. The supposed first one only consisted of Jones yelling his views at Morgan and calling him a foreigner. If you came to my show and blatantly disrespected me the way Jones did Morgan, I would not want you back again, either. The moral of this story? You may have a valid point of view, but if you cannot articulate it in an intelligent manner, what you say does not matter. Alex Jones’s education consists of a high school diploma and a brief stint in community college. Stay in school, kids. Orange is a senior human development and family studies major from Arlington. ➤➤ email@example.com
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The Digital Resources Library received a $53,000 grant from the Hoblitzelle Foundation for a microfilm scanner in December, according to a news release. The receipt of the scanner came about through a grant opportunity the development officer shared with the libraries at Texas Tech, Kaley Daniel, director of communications and marketing, said. Traci Odom, part of the development office, did the research to find the granting agency and seek the grant, Joy Perrin, Digital Resources Library librarian, said. “I did a lot of the work and justification of why we need it, and why it would benefit students,” Perrin said. The purpose of the scanner is to take the rows of microfilm found in the library basement and scan them into searchable PDFs so professors and students can access the information found on the
Online piracy poses little risk to business By PAYAL MUKERJI
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When 26-year-old computer programmer and political activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide last Friday, news of his death spread across the Internet with the same speed as the viral videos and the applications he had helped to produce. At the time of his death, he faced unnecessarily harsh felony charges entailing a possible 35year sentence and a $1 million fine. His crime? The theft of some scholarly articles from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology JSTOR digital library with the intent to distribute the papers to the public. MIT announced yesterday that they were investigating its role in his death. The issue of online piracy has incited passionate debate since the creation of the World Wide Web. Aside from the ethical issues of using another person’s property without their permission, U.S. Congressmen have recently argued that online piracy is severely detrimental to the American economy and is destructive to individual businesses. Both of these claims are misleading. Recent articles have indicated that online piracy has
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little to no effect on businesses, and that the restriction of free, public information sharing could actually work against the favor of the economy. Moreover, these restrictions stifle creativity, encourage censorship and are a disservice to the budding social entrepreneurs of the 21st century. The emphasis of the U.S. government on prosecuting and restricting “information-sharers” such as Swartz is unnecessary and ultimately counterproductive. In the past year, Congressional bills such as the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect Intellectual Property Act, known as SOPA and PIPA, have invoked uproar in the online community because of their intent to restrict and limit the flow of information flow on the Internet, essentially censoring online interactions. Though neither bill passed, Congress continues to contend that online piracy costs the U.S. economy between $200 and $250 billion per year, resulting in a loss of around 750,000 jobs. If those figures sound too high to be true, it’s because they are. Julian Sanchez, a research fellow from the Cato Institute, investigated those claims last year and found they “[could not] be substantiated or traced back to an underlying data source or
methodology,” suggesting that the U.S. government might have just made them up. In fact, Sanchez argued that it was virtually impossible to measure the effects of online piracy on the economy, because of the variable nature of its economic effects. Any attempt to do so, Sanchez argues, is misleading and most likely exaggerated. Instead, research suggests that music and entertainment businesses, which are most likely to be affected by online piracy, have done better in recent economic crises than similar businesses in other industries. Despite this evidence, threats of legal action against illegal downloads continue to escalate. Most common are the pre-movie advertisements that ominously send the message that piracy is a social evil. “Would you steal a purse? Would you steal a car?” the advertisements ask viewers, implying that clicking a button to download a song or a movie is the legal equivalent of petty theft. It’s, of course, not as simple as that. Unlike the theft of a car, the illegal downloading of a song does not necessarily imply tangible loss or harm to another. Equally compelling is the increasingly obvious truth that online piracy restrictions are Copyright © 2012 Texas Tech University Student Media/The Daily Toreador. All DT articles, photographs and artwork are the property of The DT and Student Media and may not be reproduced or published without permission. The Daily Toreador is a designated public forum. Student editors have the authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval.
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difficult to enforce. Illegal downloading has become a norm for the Millennial Generation. We would all be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t downloaded something off the Internet without permission. The openness and anonymity of the Internet has afforded the Millennial Generation enormous advantages, enabling individuals access to music, entertainment, information and community where they otherwise might be deprived. The resources of the U.S. government could perhaps be better spent by enacting policies that will actually benefit the economy and potential business leaders. Losses caused by piracy are far outweighed by the benefits of a free, unrestricted wflow of information. In the case of Swartz, the real loss is the incalculable tragedy of an inspirational and influential talent gone too soon. As Swartz said, “It’s called stealing or piracy, as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn’t immoral — it’s a moral imperative. Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy.” Tragically, it may indeed have been greed that led the U.S. government to its decisions. Toreador, Box 43081 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409. Letters The Daily Toreador welcomes letters from readers. Letters must be no longer than 300 words and must include the author’s name, signature, phone number, Social Security number and a description of university afﬁliation. Students should include year in school, major and hometown. We reserve the right to edit letters. Anonymous letters will not be accepted for publication. All letters will be veriﬁed before they are published. Letters can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or brought to 180 Media and Communication. Letters should be sent in before 3 p.m. to ensure the editors have enough time to verify and edit the submission. Guest Columns The Daily Toreador accepts submissions of unsolicited guest columns. While we cannot acknowledge receipt of all columns, the authors of those selected for publication will be notiﬁed. Guest columns should be no longer than 650 words in length and on a topic of relevance to the university community. Guest columns are also edited and follow the same guidelines for letters as far as identiﬁcation and submittal. Unsigned Editorials appearing on this page represent the opinion of The Daily Toreador. All other columns, letters and artwork represent the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily representative of the editorial board, Texas Tech University, its employees, its student body or the Board of Regents. The Daily Toreador is independent of the College of Mass Communications. Responsibility for the editorial content of the newspaper lies with the student editors.
After this project, the Digital microfilm, she said. The Digital Resources Library Resources Library will evaluate the starts its first project using the microfilm found in the basement scanner this week, Perrin said. to find what is most useful and “(The Southwest Collection/ can legally be scanned, Perrin said. “We can Special Collections only legally scan things Library) that were have a large collection published b e f o r e of microfilmed 1923,” she said. “So, n e w s papers,” mostly we are focusing she said. on histori“They’ve cal stuff.” s i n c e Docuchanged their forments that can legally mat so now KALEY DANIEL t h e y a r e DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS be scanned, she said, inactually AND MARKETING scanning clude anythe stuff thing in the into searchable PDFs, and we are public domain, work published at going back through and scanning Tech, or government documents. In the long run, the scanner all of the old newspapers that were in microfilm, and making them will make documents more readily available to users on and off into PDFs.”
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campus, Perrin said. “Hopefully, it will help promote distance learning, and online courses,” she said, “as well as provide research for the other researchers in Texas and across the United States. And actually, we get a lot of use from foreign countries as well. It’s a matter of impact. Keeping the thing in the basement: limited impact. If we scan it and put it online, then everyone can use it.” The scanner can scan the microfilm into the computer in about an hour, Perrin said. If the film is being scanned in higher quality, it will take longer, and if the film is being scanned at a lower quality the amount of time will be shorter. “The library is always excited to provide new technology for individual research discovery and, of course, digital preservation,” Daniel said. “We’re key components for digital preservation here on campus, and we’re major advocates for it.” ➤➤email@example.com
School of Law dean receives award in her honor By ALSTON TRBULA
sually, I am proud to say I’m a Texan. But after seeing Alex Jones, an Austin native, on Piers Morgan’s CNN show, I was utterly ashamed. Let me begin by saying that I think it was irresponsible of CNN to even bring a conspiracy theorist like Alex Jones on the show, (Morgan took the opportunity to paint Jones as a radical when he asked him who was behind 9/11 and Jones declared that the Bush administration was indeed behind it.) It bordered on sensational journalism to have a guest come on the show who spearheaded a petition to have Morgan deported for his stance on gun control. I assume they expected an intelligent debate between adults about gun control and crime in our country. That was not what transpired, unfortunately. Morgan could not get a word in edgewise
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Darby Dickerson, dean of the Texas Tech School of Law, was presented with an award named in her honor for achievements and contributions to the practice of legal writing. The Association of Legal Writing Directors honored her with the award during winter break, Dickerson said. ALWD President Anthony Niedwiecki, said in a news release The Darby Dickerson Award for Revolutionary Change in Legal Writing will only be given periodically by the ALWD board on its own motion. “The Darby Dickerson Award for Revolutionary Change in
Legal Writing is presented to a person whose vision and dedication has revolutionized the way legal writing is taught, practiced or conceptualized,” Niedwiecki said in a release. “We felt that Dean Dickerson exemplifies the type of ingenuity, creativity and work ethic required to generate dynamic changes in the field of legal writing and her body of work serves as an example to other legal writers.” According to a news release, one of her most noted contributions to legal writing was a manual she created called the ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation. She wrote the manual in 1999 and it was published in 2000. “Over the years, its been used
in upwards of 90 law schools and different paralegal programs,” she said. “It also has been adopted by different courts as an official system of citation.” Traditionally, legal writing is a skill course and is taught as a firstyear course at most law schools, Dickerson said. Legal writing teaches law students how to do legal research on a computer, how to find research resources in a law library, and how to interview clients and conduct negotiations, she said. Dickerson said outside of a school setting, legal writing is used by legislators, judges, lawyers and others who work in law to draft legal documents and express analyses. According to the Association
of Legal Writing Directors website, ALWD is a nonprofit professional association made up directors of legal writing, research and other programs from law schools throughout the United States, Australia and Canada. They represent more than 150 law schools. “We are dedicated to improving legal education and the analytic, reasoning, and writing abilities of lawyers,” according to the website. Dickerson graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1988 and has been involved in the legal writing community in some form since 1990. She was hired as dean for the Texas Tech School of Law July 2011.
Michael Finke, a professor of personal financial planning at Texas Tech, was the first Tech professor to be named to the InvestmentNews Power 20 list in December. The InvestmentNews Power 20, created by InvestmentNews, is a list of people who are influential in the investment and financial planning world, Vickie Hampton, department chair of Personal Financial Planning, said. The Power 20 is a list of people, Finke said, who will shape the industry in 2013. Finke joins the list with President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, and Kevin Keller, CEO of the Certified Financial Planner Board, she said. “It’s a regular publication that basically carries news stories about investment, wealth management as it relates to personal finance more than corporate finance,” Hampton said. Finke wrote an article, she said, that gained recognition from InvestmentNews. There has been debate, Finke said, about whether brokers providing services to consumers should be held to a fiduciary standard. “The brokerage industry argued that being held to a fiduciary standard would have a negative impact on the industry,” he said. Finke said he identified states that already had a stricter standard in place to see if a stricter standard had a negative impact on the broker’s ability to conduct business, but it did not.
“Our study received a lot of recognition because it is one of the few academic studies that directly measure whether the fiduciary standard was going to harm the industry,” he said, “so the study got a lot of attention in the investment advising industry and also from a number of government regulators, and it also had an impact in legal scholarship.” Also, Finke said he published three articles in the primary financial planning journal in 2012, along with giving presentations about the link between academics and professionals in the investment advice industry. Finke will be giving a keynote address about the role of science in the industry of financial planning at a primary industry conference in May, he said. Finke finished two articles, he said, about the dangers of retiring in today’s market. “It really helps solidify our reputation particularly in the research area,” Hampton said. “Our program is very well known nationally, but it’s, in the past, been for the students that we’re teaching, so it’s been more on the teaching side. Dr. Finke’s honor here is dependent on the good research that he’s doing, and the Ph.D. students he’s educating, and the work they’re doing.” Finke said he has been a professor at Tech since 2006. Finke also is the program co-chair for the Ph.D. program, Hampton said. “My goal is to continue to support the financial planning profession by giving them the information that they need to do their jobs,” Finke said.
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Fans, stores prepare for Kingsbury’s return Lady Raiders set to battle rival Longhorns By ASHLYN TUBBS STAFF WRITER
Some people believe Lubbock is hotter than usual. Not from the weather, though. In fact, the sun has no affect on this climate change. Rather, a person is responsible for the recent heat wave: Tech’s new football coach. As Kliff Kingsbury returns to Lubbock with his new title of head football coach, he also has gained the title of heartthrob. Deep admiration for Kingsbury, a Texas Tech graduate and former quarterback, is evidenced by merchandise sold by Red Raider Outfitter catered to both male and female fans. Shirts and even mouse pads display the phrase “Our Coach Is Hotter Than Your Coach” with Kingsbury smiling, his headset and signature Oakley Frogskin sunglasses on. “Our coach is pretty attractive,” said Ann McGuffey, a freshman public relations major from Austin. “I feel like I should invest in one of those T-shirts.” Other shirts displaying Tech fans’ confidence in Kingsbury are emblazoned with phrases such as, “Schedule Cincinnati,” a quote directly from Kingsbury; “The Future’s So Bright;” “Texas Tech Football: Where Kliff Is King;” “Kliff Knows;” “Texas Tech Football – Swagger’s Back;” and jerseys with his former Tech football number, 16. Most of these T-shirts display Kingsbury’s characteristic sunglasses. Stephen Spiegelberg, general manager of Red Raider Outfitter and a former Tech student, said the recent excitement concerning Tech is what led the store to create these shirts, since Kingsbury’s hire
was partially a student initiative. “It was really the first time in a long time that the students spoke and leadership listened,” he said. “It’s a very positive movement for Tech administration.” The amount of Kingsbury merchandise sold is overwhelming, Spiegelberg said, because girls are in love with him and boys resonate with “Kliff swagger”. “We’ve had some reports back that the ‘Our Coach Is Hotter Than Your Coach’ shirt has been seen in Disney World, it was seen in Puerto Rico over the Christmas holidays, it’s been seen all over,” he said, “so it’s just amazing how far Raider Nation goes across the United States and how overwhelming the support is for the hire.” Kingsbury’s hire will attract more tourists and improve Lubbock’s economy, which was suffering from the previous two football seasons, Spiegelberg said. Red Raider Outfitter is already preparing for this economic boom, he said, by working directly with the Tech athletic department and Kingsbury to design merchandise for next season. “Starting in August, we’ll be rolling out a very big campaign to say the least,” he said, “and there should be a lot of excitement centered on Texas Tech football.” Another store profiting from Kingsbury’s new position is the South Plains Mall Oakley store. Darren Newport, the store manager, said even though sales have slowed down, he has sold out of Frogskin sunglasses on three or four occasions. “Most of the people who have bought them have been girls,” he said. “(They are) unisex-type sunglasses.” Kingsbury is not just a hot topic on
store shelves, though. Tyler Lemm, a junior exercise sport sciences major from Austin, said he is a Kingsbury fan because of his coaching background at Texas A&M. “I was excited because he just trained Johnny Football (Manziel),” he said, “and we have Michael Brewer coming in now, and so I think he’s got a lot of ability and skill, and hopefully Kingsbury can coach him, teach him.” Kingsbury is a fans’ coach, Lemm said, unlike Tech former coach Tuberville. “He went to school here,” he said. “He has a lot of ties here, and he’s got a lot of school spirit.” Social media also has reflected fans’ widespread support for Kingsbury. Twitter accounts honoring Kingsbury have already been made, one being an impersonator of Kingsbury. The account is under the name “Fake Kliff Kingsbury” and is @KliffKingsbury. Under the description of the account, this anonymous person, who is a former Tech student from Houston, states the account was originally created in late 2010 solely to annoy “NB” (former Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown) and “Tubs” (Tommy Tuberville). The account has attracted more than 2,300 followers. The person who runs the Twitter account said during the search for a new football coach, the account had up to 300 to 400 mentions a day. “Basically, I would have shut it down, but in the real early days there were three or four other fake Kingsburys that popped up that were made by Aggies and were negative and derogatory, so I got them out of that space,” he said. “I direct messaged (associate athletic director for football) Blayne Beal and told him if they ever
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DANI CASERTA, A junior apparel design and manufacturing major from Waco, and sales associate at Red Raider Outfitter on Broadway, models the lines of clothing related to Kliff Kingsbury on Tuesday at Red Raider Outfitters. Local retailers have seen an increase in sales of Kingsbury themed apparel.
wanted the actual name they could have the password, and they could wipe it out and start over with his actual Twitter account. They didn’t say yes or no, but they appreciated it.” Another account created Jan. 11 for Kingsbury is under the name “Shades Kingsbury” and is @feartheshades. Under the account’s description, the creator wrote, “Sup. My name is Shades. When I’m not chillin’ on Kliff’s face, I like to hang by the pool…put out the vibe. Wreck ‘em.”
The person tweeting behind this name is Tech psychology alumnus Adam Mirkes, who remembers watching Kingsbury play for Tech. “Everybody is talking about the hair, the glasses and the tie,” he said, “so I thought this would be something to do to have a little fun and create a little more intrigue.” Hiring Kingsbury was a no-brainer, Mirkes said, because he is young, exciting and will be an outstanding recruiter. “I think this will bring the Tech family
together,” he said. “Now we can hopefully return to some of the exciting days Mike Leach brought us.” Jacqueline Klaus, a sophomore personal financial planning major from Georgetown, describes Kingsbury as something new. As he returns to Jones AT&T Stadium to lead the team for which he once played, she believes he will bring the change Tech fans want to see. “Welcome home, Kliff,” she said, “welcome home.” ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Tech to use Capital One Mascot Challenge win for spirit program By SCOTT MACWATTERS STAFF WRITER
After months of voting, fans outvoted 15 other universities to help Raider Red win the Capital One Mascot Challenge on Jan. 1. Along with the title, Raider Red also won $20,000 in scholarship money for the program. According to the Capital One website, the Capital One Mascot Challenge has been going on since 2002 and has 10 different titleholders, including mascots from Iowa State, the University of Nevada, the University of South Carolina and now Texas Tech. Raider Red was first picked as one of the 16 mascots to compete
in the 2012 competition during the summer of 2012, Bruce Bills, Tech cheer and mascot coach, said. Tech was not allowed to announce Raider Red’s acceptance until Capital One was ready. “It was hard to keep it a secret,” Bills said. “It was super exciting to know that we were part of the original 16 teams for the first time in school history.” Getting into the contest was just the beginning. Once selected, Raider Red had to hold his own against previous national champions and other schools that had competed in the competition before. The competition was broken
down into two portions: the regular season, where mascots faced off one on one with a different opponent every week, and the playoffs, where the top eight mascots from the regular season competed in a bracket for the title. Before the competition started, Tech spirit squads supervisor Stephanie Rhodes said a group of about 12 people assembled to help mobilize voters during the competition. “When we went into the contest, we pulled a committee together of people and made a game plan,” Rhodes said. “We could kind of pinpoint — ‘These weeks are going to be tough.’” The first week of the competi-
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Approaching their third matchup in Big 12 Conference play, the Texas Tech women’s basketball team is looking for a win during its second road game at 7 p.m. today against Texas in Austin. The Lady Raiders go into their showdown with the Longhorns with a record of 12-4 (2-2). “(This will be the) best game of the year,” Tech coach Kristy Curry said. “It’s going to be a challenge for us.” The Lady Raiders have won just six out of 29 games in Austin. The last win was on February 26, 2006 — a 58-46 victory. The Lady Raiders do not plan on looking back. “I think it doesn’t matter what happened yesterday, just about the moment,” Curry said. The loss to Oklahoma on the road is not stopping the Lady Raiders from looking ahead to success, senior guard Casey Morris said.
“Road wins are beneficial,” Morris said. “(We) can’t let one loss bring us down. (We) just have to be positive and keep on pushing forward.” The Big 12 has a lot of talent, but Morris said she knows what the team must do in order to compete and win in Austin. “We want to win every game we have coming up,” Morris said. “(We’re) looking into every game like it’s the best team we have played, and approaching (Texas) like it’s any other team in the Big 12. (The) most important part is that we stay together as a unit and a team.” After losing to Oklahoma, the Lady Raiders have made improvements, but will not dwell on the loss. “(We have to) just continue to get in the gym and shoot,” Curry said. The Lady Raiders have developed a tough defense, but Curry said she knows they must continue to work on it. “The kids have played hard, and have bought into the game
plan, and have done a good job,” Curry said. “For the most part, (we have been) able to stay the course in what we wanted to accomplish throughout the course of the game. I’m pleased with how we try to continue to be consistent throughout the course of the game.” The Longhorns are 0-2 in conference play at home this season. The team took a loss against Central Michigan, but Curry said she was not bothered by Texas’ record this season. “What they have done up to this point doesn’t matter on Wednesday night,” Curry said. “All that matters is the next game.” During a news conference, Curry spoke of how she and Texas coach Karen Aston are similar when it comes to worrying about “the moment.” “You have to live in the moment,” Curry said. “Basketball is a funny game sometimes, and you know you can struggle, yet you get on a roll.” When asked her opinion of
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and parents.” Nearing the end of the competition, the Tech fan base was shaken up by the announcement that former head football coach Tommy Tuberville had left Tech to accept a position at the University of Cincinnati. Despite the surprising nature of the news, Price, who helped with social media throughout the competition, said the coaching change proved to be a good thing for the competition. “From a social media standpoint, Raider Red was able to put out a tweet that said, ‘Coaches come and go, but Raider Red is forever,’” Price said. “That was our most highly retweeted (post).” During the final round of the competition, Raider Red faced off and won against a former Capital One Mascot Challenge winner from 2003: Cocky the Gamecock from the University of South Carolina. Though voting had stopped,
the winner of the competition was not announced until Jan. 1 during the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Even though Raider Red was sent to Florida to accept the title in person, he said he did not know he had won until he was presented with the check for $20,000. “Yeah, I was pretty upset with my coach for not telling me when he found out, but I definitely wouldn’t change a thing because they revealed the check perfectly,” Raider Red said in an email. “The elevator doors opened, and I raised my head to see a room full of smiles and a large blue check with too many zeros to count.” Wi t h t h e t i t l e c a m e t h e $20,000 in scholarship money to help the Red Raider mascot program. Bills said the money will be used for a variety of things. “It’s directly for the mascot program – for student scholarships, for program development. The costume itself is expensive,” Bills said. Though Bills said the money will be used primarily to help develop the program, Raider Red has some ideas of his own for specific uses. “Well, if they don’t approve of my trip to Fiji Islands, then I expect mustache gel and some new guns,” Raider Red said, “and whatever is leftover (can go) towards scholarship of the program.” Raider Red said winning the contest will help Tech become better known across the country, as well. “It gives Tech a national profile and showcases that it is the fastest-growing school in the country,” Raider Red said. ➤➤email@example.com
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Baylor experiences difficulty in 61-44 loss to No. 4 Jayhawks LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Baylor came into Allen Fieldhouse planning to score in the lane. Instead, Kansas buckled down in the paint, blocked 13 shots and held the Bears to their worst offensive night of the season in a 61-44 loss to the fourth-ranked Jayhawks on Monday. “I think we weren’t going strong the basket like we should have, like we usually do,” said A.J. Walton, who had seven points and four
turnovers in 17 minutes. Baylor was outscored 38-13 in the lane and shot just 23 percent for the game. Pierre Jackson, who entered the game leading the Big 12 in scoring, finished with 10 points on 2-for-12 shooting. Isaiah Austin added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears (11-5, 3-1), who remain winless in 10 games in Allen Fieldhouse. “We kind of played into their hand,” said Walton, whose team fin-
ished with 16 turnovers for the game. “Took quick shots, really didn’t take care of the ball at all.” Ben McLemore scored 17 points before leaving in the final minutes with a right ankle injury for the Jayhawks (15-1, 3-0). Elijah Johnson added 12 points and Travis Releford had 10. McLemore had just hit a 3-pointer and then scored an alley-oop dunk off a feed from Johnson to make it 61-42 with 2:44 remaining. The
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RAIDER RED PUTS his Guns Up during the Matador Song after Texas Tech’s 60-47 loss against Kansas in the United Spirit Arena on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Raider Red won the 2012 Capital One Mascot Challenge.
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TEXAS TECH GUARD Monique Smalls and Kansas State guard Bri Craig chase after a loose ball during the Lady Raiders’ 59-50 victory against the Wildcats on Jan. 9 in United Spirit Arena.
DALLAS (AP) — Darren Collison now runs the floor where J.J. Barea was the spark that helped rally the Dallas Mavericks to their first championship two seasons ago. Dallas’ new point guard made sure one of his predecessors didn’t finish off another comeback Monday night. Collison led six players in double figures with 23 points and the Mavericks matched their season high with a third straight win, holding off a pair of Barea-engineered surges in a 113-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. “I felt like we were going to attack,” said Collison, who also had nine assists and three steals. That used to be Barea’s job coming off the bench in Dallas, until he became a starter midway through the 2011 NBA finals on Dallas’ home court and helped erase a 2-1 series deficit against Miami. He was finally back on that floor after sitting out Minnesota’s first two trips with injuries since signing as a free agent when Mavericks owner Mark Cuban decided not to
bring back several key pieces of the title team. The diminutive guard is a reserve again, and he had former teammate Dirk Nowitzki and others chasing him all over the court while running the pick-and-roll and scoring 11 second-quarter points. He led the Timberwolves with 21 and was on the floor for a second-half rally that cut a 23-point deficit to eight. “I have a lot of good history here,” said Barea, who made 4 of 7 from 3-point range and added five assists. “I hit a couple of shots early so I just kept being aggressive the whole game. I always try to bring a lot of energy off the bench and help my team as much as I can.” The Timberwolves, who finished a 0-4 road trip that coach Rick Adelman missed for personal reasons, got 20 points and a game-high 12 rebounds from Nikola Pekovic. “It was a tough trip,” Barea said. “I tell them to remember how this feels. We have to get better at home.” O.J. Mayo and Elton Brand had 20 points each for Dallas. It
was a season high for Brand. Mayo matched Collison’s nine assists, and the Maverick had a season-high 33 as a team. Nowitzki, Chris Kaman and Vince Carter had 10 points apiece. Minnesota trailed by nine in the third quarter when Dallas guard Jae Crowder beat the shot clock with a 3-pointer moments before Ricky Rubio was called for a technical foul from the bench. Less than a minute later, Alexey Shved was called for kicking out his leg when he made a 3-pointer, negating the shot. Shawn Marion scored on other end, and Mayo followed with a 3-pointer to put the Mavericks ahead 83-67 late in the third quarter. The Dallas run eventually reached 19-5 for a 91-68 lead before the Timberwolves rallied. They thought they were within seven after Barea hit a 3-pointer with 3:16 left and the Mavericks called time out. During the break, the deficit grew to eight at 101-93 after officials reviewed an earlier 3-pointer by Rubio and made it a 2 instead.
Jayhawks were back on offense when the star freshman turned his ankle, lying on the court for several minutes while a trainer examined it. McLemore eventually stood up and was helped to the Kansas locker room. Kansas coach Bill Self said afterward that McLemore had a Grade-1 sprain, “and if we were going to practice tomorrow, I wouldn’t let him practice.” But Self also was hopeful that McLemore won’t miss
more than a few days, which means he could be back before Saturday’s game at Texas. The injury was just about the only thing that didn’t go right for Kansas, which won its 14th straight game to match the fourth-longest streak in the Self era. The Jayhawks used a pair of 10-3 runs to seize control in the first half, doing a good job of sharing the ball on offense and clogging up the interior on defense.
“I think coming into the game, if we said we’re going to hold Kansas to 61 points, we’d have taken that,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. “Kansas really did a great job defensively.” Baylor was just 4 of 25 from inside the 3-point arc in the first half — two of the makes were easy put-backs by Austin and Jackson — while the Jayhawks, one of the top shot-swatting teams in the nation, managed two blocks each from five different players.
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Tech basketball faces Oklahoma on the road By MICHAEL SUNIGA
ence play, the Red Raiders are not short of confidence. “We’re ready to get on the road,” Tech junior forward Jaye Crockett said. The Sooners are led by senior forward Romero Osby, who is averaging 13.5 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game this season. During Saturday’s game, Kansas scored 12 points on fast break possessions, leading Walker to focus on transition defense leading up to today’s game at Oklahoma. “We slacked on transition defense,” Tech junior guard Jamal Williams said. “That’s what (we have to) work on.” Although Walker is focusing his game plan on defense, he still believes in his team. “When we want to, we can play a pretty good defensive game,” Walker said. Having a relatively young roster, Tech’s players are still getting used to the difference in play between high school and college. Walker points out that transition
After losing to the Kansas Jayhawks, the Texas Tech men’s basketball team will look to get back on a winning track when it plays the Oklahoma Sooners at 7 p.m. today in Norman, Okla. “They’ve had the experience of going on the road,” Tech coach Chris Walker said. “They can draw from that and have some experience, and it can be a good thing on Wednesday.” When the two teams met last year, they split the series, winning one game each on their respective home courts. Thus far, the Red Raiders have played two of the four undefeated teams in Big 12 Conference play and are set to play a third when they travel to Norman. “(Oklahoma is) 2-0, they’re feeling good about themselves,” Walker said. “Coach (Lon) Kruger is a great coach. He has a great system.” Despite going on the road to play against an undefeated team in confer-
defense is something that is not taught too often in high school, but is critical at the collegiate level. “In transition, people could be anywhere, and that’s the chance where you can beat people up the floor,” Walker said. Unlike many of their Big 12 counterparts, the Red Raiders are not a team with ample size, so they have to find a way to negate their opponents’ advantages. “You can’t afford to not come out and play with energy every day,” Walker said. “You have to come out and be a dirty work, lunch pail guy every single day. (That has to) be your habit in practice and (it has to) carry over to the games.” The Tech men’s basketball team will look to get its second win in conference play when it plays Oklahoma in Norman. “I want more,” Walker said. “All they showed me is they can play good, but I want them to play great.”
Anti-doping officials want Lance Armstrong under oath (AP) — A televised confession by Lance Armstrong isn’t enough. Anti-doping officials want the disgraced cyclist to admit his guilt under oath before considering whether to lift a lifetime ban clouding his future as a competitive athlete. That was seconded by at least one former teammate whom Armstrong pushed aside on his way to the top of the Tour de France podium. “Lance knows everything that happened,” Frankie Andreu told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “He’s the one who knows who did what because he was the ringleader.
It’s up to him how much he wants to expose.” Armstrong has been in conversations with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials, touching off speculation that he may be willing to cooperate with authorities there and name names. Interviewer Oprah Winfrey didn’t say if the subject was broached during the taping Monday at a downtown Austin hotel. In an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” she declined to give details of what Armstrong told her, but said she was “mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers.” Asked whether the disgraced
cyclist appeared genuinely contrite after a decade of fierce denials, Winfrey replied, “I felt that he was thoughtful, I thought that he was serious, I thought that he certainly had prepared for this moment. I would say that he met the moment.” She was promoting what has become a two-part special, Thursday and Friday, on her OWN network. Around the same time, World Anti-Doping Agency officials issued a statement saying nothing short of “a full confession under oath” would cause them to reconsider Armstrong’s lifetime ban from sanctioned events.
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