Page 1

Daily Toreador The


Serving the Texas Tech University community since 1925

Allen retirement opens Europe command slot WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking for a new candidate to lead American and allied forces in Europe after his first choice, Marine Gen. John Allen, bowed out Tuesday and announced his intention to retire for what he called personal reasons. The move further clouds the picture for Obama as he repositions key figures on his national security team and in key military leadership roles. The White House is fighting for Senate confirmation of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary; a confirmation vote was stalled last week by Republicans but is expected to happen next week. Obama also is switching commanders at Central Command, which is responsible for U.S. military operations throughout the greater Middle East, and Africa Command.

Texas lawmakers seek to block federal gun control AUSTIN (AP) — Police officers could be charged with a crime for enforcing new federal gun control laws in Texas under a proposal by a lawmaker who acknowledges the measure likely would end up in the U.S. Supreme Court. Rep. Steve Toth, a newly elected Republican from the Woodlands, said his proposal would prevent officers from carrying out any future federal orders to confiscate assault rifles and ammunition magazines. “There’s a federal law, there’s a 30-round magazine right in front of you - what do I do?” Toth said in an interview. The measure known as the Firearm Protection Act “answers that question in spades,” he said. It moved Tuesday to the House Committee on Federalism. President Barack Obama has proposed federal laws banning such weapons, but no such laws currently exist.

School of Law hosts fair for May graduation By CAROLYN HECK STAFF WRITER

The Texas Tech Alumni Center hosted its Spring 2013 law school graduation fair at the School of Law on Tuesday, where law students could go to get their big day in order. The fair was a joint effort between the center and Barnes and Noble at Tech, lasting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Forum Room. The event featured booths and vendors that helped students rent caps and gowns, pick out rings and buy diploma frames and graduation announcements. For some students, the big day cannot come soon enough. Austin Hartley, a third-year law student from Dallas, said he is excited to move on and start his life. “I’m excited to be done with school and get out there and start working,” he said. Hartley came to Tech for its law school because of Tech’s cost efficiency and because he would have friends nearby. He said it turned out to be a good fit. “It’s been great,” he said. “I’ve en-


joyed it a lot. It’s definitely the right place for me to be.” When he graduates, Hartley said he plans to go into transactional business planning and Austin Hartley Law student business litigation. Other students, like Paula Perez, are not too eager to go, seeing a long road ahead of them. Perez, a third-year law student from San Antonio, said she was both excited and nervous because she knows there is work to be done even after graduation. “Just because, I mean, after graduation, we still have to take the bar in May,” she said, “and then you still have to find a job. I mean, you don’t get your bar results until November, so it’s kind of not done when you graduate.” Perez also came to Tech for its law school, but was surprised to find how different Lubbock is from her hometown. Despite the differences, she said she found Tech to be a great school. When she graduates, Perez said she hopes to practice law in one of Texas’

It’s been great. I’ve enjoyed it a lot. It’s definitely the right place for me to be.”

Classifieds................7 Crossword..............7 Opinions.....................4 L a Vi d a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sports........................5 Sudoku.......................2 EDITORIAL: 806-742-3393

major cities, like Dallas, Austin, Houston or San Antonio. The graduation fair was designed to accommodate graduating seniors like Perez and Hartley, according to a news




PAULA PEREZ, A third-year law student from San Antonio, discusses ring options with Jerry Summers, a Balfour representative from Lubbock, on Tuesday in the Forum of the law school.


THE MARCH OF Dimes Stork’s Nest Program hosted an open house Tuesday at their new location in No. 5 Briercroft Office Park near 57th Street and Avenue P.

Tech students participate in “Harlem Shake” video -- LA VIDA, Page 3


release from the law school, and strove to help students find everything they may need in one place. LAW continued on Page 2 ➤➤

Engineering students to host spring cleanup, gather donations


Orange: Shonda Rhimes: prominent proponent for diversity

Stork’s Nest moves to new location, hosts open house By EMILY GARDNER STAFF WRITER

Stork’s Nest hosted an open house to showcase its new location in No. 5 Briercroft Office Park at 57th Street and Avenue P on Tuesday afternoon. At the open house, cookies and juice were offered in the classroom and tours were given of the new facility. Kim Atkins, community relations coordinator for the Volunteer Center of Lubbock, said she attended the open house after a staff member had read about it in a newspaper, and came because the volunteer center is interested in how different organizations contribute and help the community. “We at the Volunteer Center are really interested in ways that organizations build up the community,” she said. “So, that’s why we came out to see Stork’s Nest and get a tour of the facilities, and hear about the ways that they are boosting prenatal care for women and babies.” Serena Sanchez, coordinator for Stork’s Nest, said the center moved locations in December 2012 because of size constraints in the old building. The center hosts its prenatal classes in the classroom on the first floor, Michelle Hunter, project manager, said, and houses office space and the Stork’s Nest store on the second floor.

ADVERTISING: 806-742-3384

The new location is in a building named Family Guidance Center of Lubbock. Stork’s Nest is in the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Nursing’s Larry Combest Community Health and Wellness Center, Hunter said. The program, started in 2000, is a cooperative program affiliated with March of Dimes and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and offers prenatal classes and pregnancy tests, Sanchez said. “Our goal and March of Dimes’ goal is to ensure that moms get early and regular prenatal care,” she said. The program offers a nine-session course Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. or from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., six times a year, Sanchez said. The classes are confidential and geared toward 16to 35-year-old pregnant women. Each class is open for 20 to 40 people to attend, including 10 to 20 mothers, she said. Because the new location just opened, however, six couples come to the noon session and 10 couples attend the evening session. Samantha Yianitsas, an intern at the center and a senior human development and family studies major from Industry, said the only qualification someone must have to take part in a session is they must be pregnant. STORK’S NEST continued on Page 2 ➤➤

BUSINESS: 806-742-3388

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers at Texas Tech will host a spring cleanup March 2 and donate proceeds to the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Stroke Aphasia Recovery (STAR) Program. The event will be from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will be broken up into morning, afternoon and all-day shifts, said Kimberly Davis, treasurer of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE). A bad weather make-up day is scheduled for April 6. The cleanup occurs during both the fall and spring semesters and has been offered for the past six years, the senior chemical engineering and math major from San Antonio said. “For many years now, we’ve been doing a charity event where we team up with the STAR Program at the Health Sciences Center,” Davis said, “and basically, they help us find houses, in other words, donors that are willing to donate money to their program in exchange for yard work or sometimes housework.”

The donors include Lubbock citizens and professors at Tech, she said. The students work for donations, said Melinda Corwin, director of the STAR program, and whatever donations are gathered are donated to the program once a year. “They’ve given us anywhere from, like, $2500 all the way up to $6000 per year,” she said, “and it just kind of varies based on what they make on these workday donations.” The funding the STAR program receives from the organization, Corwin said, pays for speech therapy costs for stroke survivors who need therapy but have run out of money. The reason behind the partnership, she said, came from Corwin’s next door neighbor. “My next-door neighbor was the faculty adviser for AICHE, and they were looking for a philanthropy project,” Corwin said, “ … I suggested the STAR program to them and they started doing the workdays … (T)hey’ve just continued to do it ever since, and we’re very grateful.” CLEANUP continued on Page 2 ➤➤

Tech track and field prepares for Big 12 Championships By ELLEN CHAPPELL STAFF WRITER

The Texas Tech track and field team is ready to travel to Ames, Iowa to compete in the Big 12 Championships this weekend in Lied Recreation Center. The competition begins at 10 a.m. Friday and continues competition all day Saturday, with the awards ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m Saturday. The men’s track and field team moved ahead two places in week five, placing them at fourth overall in the national standings. Tech is the highestranked team in the nation within the Big 12 conference. The second-highest nationally ranked Big 12 team is Oklahoma State at sixth in the nation, followed by Texas at eighth. “It’s exciting to see us move up in the polls,” Tech coach Wes Kittley said. “It’s great for our athletes to gain some confidence heading into the conference meet and the national meet. I’m very proud of how our team has progressed through the

FAX: 806-742-2434

indoor season.” With seven athletes and two relay teams now in the top 20 qualifying list, the team is under pressure this weekend to increase the number of Tech athletes ranked in the top 16 nationally to be sent to the national competition. “Everyone is having their conference meets — the SEC, the Big 12, everyone’s is this weekend, so it’s pretty important how we do,” Kittley said. Tech senior distance runner Kennedy Kithuka is ranked No. 1 nationally, as well as first in the Big 12 in the 5,000-meter run. Tech junior pole vaulter Kyal Meyers and Tech senior jumper Bryce Lamb also are first in their events in the Big 12 going into the competition this weekend. Tech’s seven athletes in the top 20 also are ranked in the top five of the Big 12. Those athletes are hoping to make the top 16 nationally, which would send them to the national competition.

CIRCULATION: 806-742-3388

TRACK continued on Page 7 ➤➤




FEB. 20, 2013



Today TAB Presents: Henna Art Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Student Union Building, West Basement So, what is it? Come get a tattoo painted on you! Henna art is an ancient Indian form of temporary body decoration. Studio 360: Beginning Drawing for Adults Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Museum of Texas Tech So, what is it? Come learn how to draw at the Museum of Texas Tech. The class is for ages 18 and older.


Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series Presents Major General W. Montague Winfield Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Lanier Auditorium So, what is it? Come hear a guest lecture from current Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affair, Gen. Winfield. 20th Anniversary Clay on the

Wall Invitational Art Exhibition Presented at Texas Tech School of Art Time: 8 a.m. Where: Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech School of Art So, what is it? Come enjoy this art exhibition co-curated by Glen Brown and Juan Granados. Texas Tech School of Art Presents Spring Studio Art BFA Show Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech School of Art So, what is it? Come enjoy this exhibition of the spring’s graduating seniors advanced studio work. WWJS Toastmasters Time: 7 p.m. Where: Mardel’s So, what is it? Come join the members of “What Would Jesus Say” Toastmasters Club and enhance your ability to express your faith. To make a calendar submission email dailytoreador@ Events will be published either the day or the day before they take place. Submissions must be sent in by 4 p.m. on the preceding publication date.

Correction In Monday’s issue of The Daily Toreador in the article “Museum opens exhibit for Presidents Day,” it should have read Cynthia Buster was an education intern at the Museum of Texas Tech and a heritage manage-

ment graduate student at Tech. The program was planned in conjunction with a traveling exhibit, “The American President: Photographs from the Archives of the Associated Press.” The DT regrets this error.


BRALIE HENDON, A plant and soil science graduate student from Welch, loads oil samples to the GC machine to determine the composition of cottonseeds Tuesday in the Food Technology building.

Law ↵


Monica Cowie, an assistant general manager for the Barnes & Noble in the Student Union Building, represented the store at one of the booths where students could buy their graduation regalia. It costs $97.96 for a student to rent the whole package of the cap and gown regalia, but Cowie

Cleanup ↵

1. Get the girl 2. Get the permission 3. Get the ring


The STAR program, known as TTUHSC Aphasia Group Therapy before its incorporation in 2010, is a nonprofit organization within the community outreach program of HSC, she said.

said it is a lot cheaper than the alternative. “They would probably spend about $500 to $1,000 to get it custom-made,” she said, “so unless they’re going to be teaching, they just pretty much rent it.” Ninety percent of students purchase their graduation gear the day of the fair, she said, where it is then available for pick-up at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in the SUB. Mandy Wiley, the director of

Affinity Merchandise and representative of the Texas Tech Alumni Association at the McKenzieMerket Alumni Center, worked at another booth that featured graduation rings and graduation announcements. Ring price depends on gender and how complex a student wants the ring to be, she said. “A girl’s (ring) is anywhere between $500 and $1,000, depending on if you go with diamonds and 10,

14 or 18 karat,” she said. “The men’s start at $950 and go up from there.” If students wants to place their diplomas on display, Wiley said frames will cost a student anywhere from $150 to $250. For any graduating law students who did not make it to the fair, Wiley said, they can find everything they missed through the Alumni Association or the University Bookstore.

When it started in 1998, there were three patients, Corwin said. Now, 80 people are involved in the program every semester, including patients, speech-language pathology students and faculty. The STAR program handles the work orders and media for the cleanup, she said, while the organization will do the housework.

The submission deadline for the work orders is Feb. 22, Corwin said. If students want to volunteer, Davis said they can go to the Tech American Institute of Chemical Engineers website and contact an officer to tell them when they are available and if they will be able to drive. Two weeks before the event,

Davis said, students will receive an email from the officers stating where and when they will volunteer and with whom they will be riding. “It’s really a neat way for people in the community to just donate and get something in return,” she said.

classes without crowding all Stork’s Nest ↵ teach participants into a small classroom.


“So, it doesn’t matter what your background is, socioeconomic status, race,” she said, “the only thing you have to be is a pregnant woman. That’s it. Those are your qualifications.” Gloria Merton, marketing manager for Amerigroup, used to teach prenatal classes at the old location, and said the new location is amazing, and there is enough room to

82nd and Slide (806)794-2938


su do ku

2 9 1

1 5 3 7



9 8


Puzzles by PageFiller

In Sudoku, all the numbers 1 to 9 must be in every row, column and 3 x 3 box. Use logic to define the answers.


1 8

3 9


5 2


6 2

7 1


“I’m just so thrilled that they got the new location,” she said. “I’m excited because, like I said, if you had seen the other location, you would just be floored.” To register for a program, Sanchez said women need to talk to their doctors or register at the office. Stork’s Nest information is available on the Stork’s Nest Facebook page, Stork’s Nest- TTUHSC. ➤➤

JAKE’S proudly presents...

Feb 21st

Doors open at 7 pm Tickets availible at:

4 8

3 9 5 4 6 7 2 1 8 8 1 6 5 9 2 4 3 7 2 4 7 3 1 8 5 9 6 4 7 9 6 5 3 8 2 1 6 2 8 7 4 1 3 5 9 5 3 1 2 8 9 7 6 4 7 5 4 9 2 6 1 8 3 1 6 3 8 7 5 9 4 2 9 8 2 1 3 4 6 7 5 Solution to yesterday’s puzzle

A safe place to bring concerns and find solutions.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail aways from the same harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain 232 E SUB • 806.742.SAFE •

Jakes, Ralphs Records, Tickets are $15 for advance or $20 at the door.



US prepared to strike back against China cyberattacks WASHINGTON (AP) — As public evidence mounts that the Chinese military is responsible for stealing massive amounts of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets, the Obama administration is eyeing fines and other trade actions it may take against Beijing or any other country guilty of cyberespionage. According to officials familiar with the plans, the White House will lay out a new report Wednesday that suggests initial, more-aggressive steps the U.S. would take in response to what top authorities say has been an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the threatened action. The White House plans come after a Virginia-based cybersecurity firm

released a torrent of details Monday that tied a secret Chinese military unit in Shanghai to years of cyberattacks against U.S. companies. After analyzing breaches that compromised more than 140 companies, Mandiant has concluded that they can be linked to the People’s Liberation Army’s Unit 61398. Military experts believe the unit is part of the People’s Liberation Army’s cyber-command, which is under the direct authority of the General Staff Department, China’s version of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As such, its activities would be likely to be authorized at the highest levels of China’s military. The release of Mandiant’s report, complete with details on three of the alleged hackers and photographs of one of the military unit’s buildings in Shanghai, makes public what U.S. authorities have said less publicly for years. But it also increases the pressure on the U.S. to take more forceful action against the Chinese for what experts say has been years of systematic espionage. “If the Chinese government flew planes into our airspace, our planes would escort them away. If it happened two, three or four times, the president would be on the phone and there would be threats of retaliation,” said former FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry. “This is happening thousands of times a day. There needs to be some definition of where the red line is and what the repercussions would be.” Henry, now president of the security firm CrowdStrike, said that rather than tell companies to increase their cybersecurity the government needs to focus more on how to deter the hackers and the nations that are backing them. James Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that in the past year the White House has been taking a serious look at responding to China, adding that “this will be the year they will put more pressure on, even while realizing it will be hard for the Chinese to change. There’s not an on-off switch.”


La Vida

Page 3 Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Students, Raider Red participate in ‘Harlem Shake’ video By SCOTT MACWATTERS STAFF WRITER

More than 1,000 students gathered to participate in a Texas Tech-themed “Harlem Shake” video Tuesday at the Engineering Key. “Harlem Shake” is an instrumental song by the artist Baauer. According to iTunes, Baauer makes electronic music. Recently, the song has spawned hundreds of YouTube videos using the song, some even getting close to 20 million views. Most of the “Harlem Shake” videos are about 30 seconds long and begin with one person dancing to Baauer’s song. Then, about halfway through the videos, the cameras cut to a large group of people dancing wildly. In many of the videos, people are wearing wild costumes or doing absurd things for the second portion of the video. Xavier Salinas, a senior marketing major and a film producer at the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center, helped organize and film the video. Salinas previously created a Raider Redthemed “Gangnam Style” parody video. Salinas said he decided to do the video after Raider Red approached him about the popularity of the song. “I looked it up and it was like, ‘Wow, I couldn’t explain what I was seeing,’” Salinas said. “I was like, ‘This is just really random,’ and he was like, ‘We’ve got to do this it’s getting popular pretty quickly.”

When the video was becoming popular, Raider Red said he saw the University of Texas and many other universities had filmed versions of the video. “Last week, we saw the rave about it, and we saw that every school was doing it then we saw Texas doing it and we got really mad,” Raider Red said. “We had to top it.” Initially, there were several groups on campus looking to make “Harlem Shake” videos, Salinas said. “I picked a couple of guys to help me out, some of the leaders of those groups, and we convinced them to merge together with Raider Red and take this to a whole new level and get as many people as possible,” Salinas said. Salinas said the groups used Facebook and Eventbrite, another event organization tool, to help inform people about the shoot. At the time of the shoot, the Facebook event showed 1,235 people planned to attend the event. “(Facebook) said about 1,200, maybe a little less than that. It got cold, so I’m sure people skipped out or whatnot,” Salinas said. “The way I shot it, it looks packed.” Raider Red said the hardest part of the process was figuring out the idea for the video that everybody could agree on. “The hardest part was like the intro, coming up with ideas,” Raider Red said. “We had, like, 30 ideas but none of the groups that wanted to merge with us liked our ideas.” Eventually, Raider Red said


A TEXAS TECH student dances on another’s shoulders during the filming of a Texas Tech-themed “Harlem Shake” video Tuesday at the Engineering Key.

the groups came up with the idea to get a ladder and have Raider Red climb up during the first portion, then fall into the group of students during the second portion. Sydney Collins, a sophomore nursing major from San Antonio, said she heard about the event through Facebook.

She said she was a fan of the videos before she heard about the event. “Oh yeah, I watch (the videos), like, all day,” Collins said. For the video, she wore a Tech flag over her shoulder and a Native American headdress. “Honestly, we just went to Party City and tried to find the


GEORGE RODRIGUEZ, A part-time worker in the greenhouse and horticulture garden, rubs alcohol on the leaves of plants to clean them and keep them free of bugs Tuesday inside of the greenhouse.

Tabloid slams novelist Mantel over Kate comments centuries — a relationship both symbiotic and voyeuristic. The speech looked at the way the public and the press both glorify and destroy royals, from Anne Boleyn to Princess Diana, casting them in roles and stories in which “adulation can swing to persecution, within hours.” But for the Daily Mail, this became “an astonishing and venomous attack on the Duchess of Cambridge.” The newspaper’s front page juxtaposed pictures of the author and the duchess alongside the front-page

headline: “A plastic princess designed to breed.” It quoted Mantel’s speech at length, although it did not note that the 60-year-old author was describing what she saw as a view of Kate constructed by the press and public opinion. Online reaction was divided, with some defending Mantel’s words as provocative and thoughtful and others calling them hurtful. Cameron — on a trip to India — said Mantel’s comments were “com-

told me about it and said I should come up here.” During the event, Dewit wore a skin-tight red suit that covered his entire face and body. “I had a morph suit and anything I do in a morph suit is a lot of fun,” Dewit said, “so I knew it would be a great idea.” ➤➤

Little audience for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ in Pakistan


LONDON (AP) — A novelist, a duchess and a tabloid newspaper have ignited an explosive debate in Britain: Is it all right to criticize a pregnant Kate? The Daily Mail on Tuesday ran a front-page broadside against twotime Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel for what it called her “venomous attack” on the former Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge. Within hours, the Internet was ablaze. Prime Minister David Cameron joined in the criticism of Mantel while others rushed to her defense. In a speech earlier this month, the writer had characterized the 31-year-old wife of Prince William as “a jointed doll on which certain rags were hung ... a shop-window mannequin, with no personality of her own.” Mantel said that Kate, as a royal consort, “appeared to have been designed by committee and built by craftsmen, with a perfect plastic smile and the spindles of her limbs handturned and gloss-varnished.” Mantel’s speech, made at the British Museum and reprinted this week in the London Review of Books, was about the British public’s complex relationship with royalty over the

most ridiculous outfit we could find, and this was it,” Collins said. Ryan Dewit, a sophomore agribusiness major from Friona, participated in the event. “It was awesome it’s just great to be part of something like this,” Dewit said. “I heard about it on Facebook and a couple of buddies

pletely misguided and completely wrong.” Claudia Joseph, author of “Kate: The Making of a Princess,” said it was unfair to describe Kate as lacking in personality. Joseph said the duchess was instead someone who “has learned to keep her feelings hidden and private.” “The reason William chose Kate is because she is discreet and doesn’t show her feelings in public,” Joseph said. “That doesn’t mean she has no feelings.”

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan stars in “Zero Dark Thirty,” from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault the hideout of Osama bin Laden. But the Academy Awardnominated film about hunt for the alQaida leader has sparked a controversy here about its portrayal of the country, and it will likely not be shown on the local big screen anytime soon. Partly, the film taps into national discomfort that bin Laden was found to be living for years near Pakistan’s equivalent of West Point, and anger over the U.S. decision to enter its airspace and raid the compound without giving advance notice. Doubts about whether bin Laden was really hiding out for years in the city of Abbottabad are also common across Pakistan, a country where conspiracy theories often have more weight than fact. But Pakistanis who have seen the film on DVD or Internet downloads are also making much of what they say are factual errors. Nadeem F. Paracha, a columnist

for the English language newspaper Dawn and a cultural critic in Pakistan, noted that in some scenes characters speak Arabic, whereas Pakistanis in fact speak Urdu or Pashto or one of the tens of other languages found here. In other scenes protesters get right up to the U.S. Embassy gates when in reality the embassy is situated in an enclosed diplomatic enclave that demonstrators can’t access. Some scenes that were supposed to show the frontier city of Peshawar looked more like 19th century Delhi in India. “How can you make a Hollywood blockbuster, put in so much money and get simple things wrong?” Paracha asked. “Instead of the film being taken seriously, it became a joke among Pakistanis.”

Broadway Beverage Good prices and great service!

5 minutes east of frisbee course & Mackenzie Park!

1713 E. Broadway


This establishement, Texas Tech University & The Daily Toreador do not encourage underage drinking or alcohol abuse.







Now Monday-Friday 3-7pm

2009 Broadway 744-2391 This establishment, Texas Tech University & The Daily Toreador do not encourage underage drinking or alcohol abuse.

Page 4 Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013


Shonda Rhimes: prominent proponent for diversity W

e are halfway through February and nearing the end of Black History Month. While it is important to recognize the influential figures of our past, I think it is necessary to acknowledge those who are presently setting the tone for our future. Shonda Rhimes is the writer, creator and executive producer of the medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy.” She also served in all of the aforementioned capacities for the recently canceled spinoff series, “Private Practice.” Now she is getting a lot of buzz for the creation of the new hit series, “Scandal.” It wouldn’t hurt to note she also isworth about $14 million. Rhimes began screenwriting in the 1990s. Her film, “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” earned many rewards for its star, Halle Berry. Rhimes also wrote “Crosswords,” the film starring

Berea Orange

Britney Spears that grossed more than $60 million despite disparaging reviews from critics. She went on to write the Disney success “The Princess Diaries” and “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,” which starred Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews. Despite her successful start, most people know Rhimes for her primetime television success. “Grey’s Anatomy” is on its ninth season and is sure to continue to a 10th considering the main characters — Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson and James

Pickens, Jr. — signed on for an additional two years after the eighth season’s finale. The show has won Emmys for Outstanding Casting (2006), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Katherine Heigl, 2007), and Outstanding Guest Actress (Loretta Devine, 2011). They won a GLAAD award in 2006 for Best Individual Episode and a Golden Globe in 2006 for Best Series — Drama. The NAACP has awarded the show 16 Image awards ranging from Outstanding Writing to Outstanding Drama Series. Grey’s Anatomy received recognition in a 2005 article of the New York Times for its colorblind casting. In it, Rhimes said she didn’t state the characters’ ethnicities when she wrote the pilot. Isaiah Washington was initially meant to play the role cast by Patrick Dempsey. Christina Yang didn’t have a last name before Sandra Oh came in for

her audition. Rhimes envisioned a “tiny, adorable blonde person with lots of ringlets” to play the role of “the Nazi” before Chandra Wilson auditioned. Rhimes works hard to extend diversity to even the smallest roles. She was determined not to have a show in which “all of the extras are white, except the lone janitor.” As a faithful fan, I can attest that she has stuck by this philosophy. The patients and extras are of all races and she does a phenomenal job of including the LGBTQ in her storylines, even going as far as having a married lesbian couple on the show currently. A writer for the show, Dr. Zoanne Clark, says, “Shonda’s only rule is drug dealers and pimps cannot be black.” “Private Practice” was equally diverse. The show won BMI, NAACP and PRISM awards. In it, Rhimes was just as successful with casting diverse characters,

including many races and sexual orientations. However, the show came to a close this year after its sixth season. Shonda Rhimes’ newest success is the hit primetime series, “Scandal.” The show had a midseason pilot in May 2012 and was renewed for a second season, set to consist of only 13 episodes. The show has been so successful that the network extended it to a full 22-episode season. The real success in “Scandal” is Kerry Washington as the lead character. There has not been a black female lead on a primetime network television drama in more than 30 years, since Diahann Carroll was cast on NBC’s “Julia” 35 years ago. Rhimes said, “I think we were at a place where a non-white actor can be the lead in a television series a long time ago — I just think that people have failed to cast the actors they should have been casting.”

The Trots

Rhimes expects the same diversity from other shows, too. After the ABC Family premiere of “Bunheads,” she tweeted “Hey @abcfBunheads: really? You couldn’t cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show? NOT ONE?” Clearly, she wishes all television executives would have the same philosophy about diversity as she does. While I am a lover of Beyoncé and Oprah Winfrey, I acknowledge the successes of other African-American women of our time. Shonda Rhimes is extremely successful and is a role model for young girls. She should be recognized for her stance on equality and civil rights as displayed through her many television shows. Orange is a senior human development and family studies major from Arlington. ➤➤

By Andrea Farkas

We cannot blame Nicholas Cage, instead blame his agent I think everyone will agree with me when I say that the Internet really loves to hate on Nicolas Cage. There is the array of memes of his bizarre facial expressions that have arisen, the videos of his weird acting moments, and the plethora of photos with his face on the bodies of cats. Probably one of the best examples is the YouTube video with which we’re probably all familiar, “Nic Cage Losing His Shit.” If you haven’t seen it yet, by all means take a couple of minutes to check it out. Seriously, go ahead, I’ll wait… You see what I mean?! With all that in mind, it is easy to see why a lot of people don’t think too highly of his acting. But in my highly professional opinion, I don’t think his acting is necessarily bad. It’s just different. First off, let’s point out that,

as hard as it is to admit, Cage has been in some quality films. In “Raising Arizona,” “Leaving Las Vegas,” and “The Rock,” he plays it straight and does a fairly good job in the more dramatic or, at the very least, serious roles. Hell, the man was nominated for an Oscar for his role in “Adaptation.” Even in the “National Treasure” movies, which weren’t fantastic, he did a passable job. Of course, those aren’t the movies that have really earned him his infamy. Instead, it’s the movies contained in the video that I mentioned before (which, just to see where I’m coming from, you really should watch if you haven’t already) that people really like to remember. For God’s sake, the video has over seven million views, which is more than most of Cage’s actual movies! Call me crazy, but when Nicolas Cage acts really, really weird in a movie, I usually don’t attribute it to bad acting. Ultimately, it comes

Let us know what you think. Check out The DT online at Blogs, polls, video, slideshows, article comments and more. All available online now.

down to one of two situations. The first is when Nicolas Cage is intentionally acting bat-shit crazy because it suits his character. In that video, half the snippets come from just two movies: “Vampire’s Kiss” and “Bad Lieutenant.” In both of these movies, he acts completely and utterly insane, jumping on desks, picking fights with random strangers, and inexplicably wailing at the top of his lungs. But here’s the thing: that’s precisely the point. In “Vampire’s Kiss,” Cage plays a psychopath who’s convinced that he’s turning into a vampire, and in “Bad Lieutenant,” he’s a crack-addicted, corrupt cop. Both of these movies are about watching a character completely and utterly break down and then terrorize everyone around him. In this task, Cage certainly doesn’t disappoint. Then there’s “The Wicker Man,” or as some people may know it, that movie in which Nicolas Cage has bees poured




on his face and starts punching a woman in a bear suit. Would I call that bad acting? Yes and no. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not good acting. It’s bizarre, jarring, and completely out of place in the rest of the movie. But here’s the thing: even without Cage’s over-the-top performance, “The Wicker Man” isn’t a good movie. In fact, I’d go so far as to call it one of the worst pieces I’ve ever seen. Everything about it fails, from the awful plot to the crappy writing to the across-the-board terrible acting to its attempts at scares that amount to a level of strangeness I haven’t seen since “Troll 2.” Sure, Nicolas Cage running around in a bear suit and roundhouse kicking people in the face might make no sense within the film’s context, but it’s also the only fun part in a movie that otherwise makes me want to claw my own eyes out. It’s a misconception to say that acting can only be defined as good or bad. There are some actors out

there who are inarguably “good” in everything: Javier Bardem, Christoph Waltz, and Daniel Day-Lewis, to name a few. Then there are actors who fit into a very different category. The best example of this, I think, is if we look at “Twilight: New Moon.” Okay, stop snickering and hear me out. The acting in that movie is terrible. Everyone gives a cold, emotionless performance that serves as one of many elements making the film unwatchable…that is, until Michael Sheen steps in as the ludicrously flamboyant head of the vampire organization. Making a face like a ventriloquist dummy undergoing a prostate exam, he delivers every line with so much strange energy and accompanies it with equally inexplicable gestures that he had me cracking up whenever he was on screen. Now, calling this good acting would be downright disrespectful to any actor who respects his art, but the fact remains that he Copyright © 2013 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.

Editor-in-Chief Jose Rodriguez Managing Editor Kassidy Ketron News Editor Catherine McKee La Vida Editor Paige Skinner Opinions Editor Michael DuPont II Sports Editor Zach DiSchiano

Photo Editor Brad Tollefson Electronic Media Editor Andrew Nepsund Copy Editor Aden Kelly REACHING US Newsroom: 806-742-3393 Sports: 806-742-2939 Advertising: 806-742-3384 Classified: 806-742-3384 Business: 806-742-3388 Circulation: 806-742-3388 Fax: 806-742-2434 Email:

Breaking News Phone: 806-742-3393, Fax: 806-742-2434 Email: Corrections Call: 806-742-3393 Policy: The Daily Toreador strives for accuracy and fairness in the reporting of news. If a report is wrong or misleading, a request for a correction or a clarification may be made. Publishing information Periodical Postage paid by The Daily Toreador, Student Media building, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 79409. Publication number: 766480. The DT is a student newspaper published Monday through Friday, September through May; Tuesdays and Fridays June through August, except during university examination and vacation periods. The DT is funded primarily through advertising revenues generated by the student sales staff with free campus distribution resulting from student service fees.


Subscriptions Call: 806-742-3388 Subscription Rates: $150 annually; single issues:

succeeded as the only one making the film at least mildly entertaining. Thus, it might be said that this kind of acting can serve a purpose. This is why I won’t call Cage a bad actor. “Ghost Rider 2” is so much fun because he spends the whole movie acting like a heroin addict in withdrawal who just drank four Redbulls. In “Drive Angry,” he acts like a schizophrenic terminator. Even in “Kick-Ass,” he spends half the time acting like a pedophile on the verge of a psychotic breakdown. Degree of skill aside, his acting can at least be called entertaining. Cage claims to have invented his own style of acting called “Nouveau Shamanic” specifically for portraying bat-shit insanity. Some think the man’s just nuts. Ultimately, whether it is method or madness, Cage achieves something very special with his acting. If only the man did a better job at picking his projects. Postmaster: send address changes to The Daily 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 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.


Page 5 Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Tech men’s basketball looks for revenge By MICHAEL SUNIGA STAFF WRITER

Coming off a 66-64 loss to West Virginia, the Texas Tech men’s basketball team (9-14, 2-10 in Big 12 Conference play) will look to put a halt to a six-game losing streak when it hosts Oklahoma (16-8, 7-5) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in United Spirit Arena. The team nearly pulled off an upset when freshman guard Josh Gray missed a last-second shot against West Virginia. Tech lost against West Virginia by two points, a much smaller margin than the previous encounter with the Mountaineers where the Red Raiders lost by 16. “Anytime you can go in and fight with a good team like West Virginia, that brings you confidence,” Tech junior forward Jaye Crockett said. “We are not happy

with the loss, but we are happy with the way we played, and we can just build off that.” Having lost on a last-second play, Crockett said he thinks back to the game and feels as if Tech could have won by 10 if they had executed their style of basketball throughout the game. “I have a lot of confidence with this Oklahoma team coming in and I feel like it will be a battle,” he said. Tech coach Chris Walker said he and his team are eager to come back home and play well in front of Red Raider fans. “For us, we really want to play hard at home; we really want to redeem ourselves from the (loss to) Oklahoma State, because we are a lot better than that,” he said. “Bottom line is, we are a much better fit than that team that played last week.”

If the Red Raiders hope to defeat Oklahoma, they will likely need contributions from the whole team. During Tech’s most recent game against West Virginia, the Red Raiders had four players in double-digit scoring. Walker said he told his team they need to put forth an immense amount of effort in order for the team to be successful in Wednesday’s matchup. “I am not going to look at the scoreboard to see if my team’s on that floor,” he said. “I am going to look at the way you guys play the game.” The last time Oklahoma met Tech, the Red Raiders lost by 18 points in Norman. “The first time, at their place, we had a great chance — we stayed with them, and then a run came about and we did not respond well,” Tech freshman guard Dusty

Hannahs said. “But I think this game, we should be able to be ready.” Walker said he needs his team to play with aggression. “I’m going to make sure my guys understand that if they come out, and they play hard, and they play together, and they minimize mistakes, and we get 50/50 balls that do not give up shots, we have an excellent chance to beat anybody in this league on any given night,” he said. After their encounter with Oklahoma, Tech will have a limited amount of time to prepare for its next conference matchup, for which the Red Raiders will hit the road to face the Iowa State Cyclones. Despite defeating Iowa State in their previous matchup, Tech will face a hostile atmosphere in Ames, as the Cyclones are undefeated at home in conference play. ➤➤

FILE PHOTO/The Daily Toreador

Texas Tech guard Josh Gray attempts to run past Kansas State guard Martavious Irving during Tech’s 68-59 loss against Kansas State on Feb. 5 in United Spirit Arena.

Dallas Mavericks back from break with playoff streak in peril DALLAS (AP) — With or without Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks have virtually the same record this season — a losing one. If they don’t start winning at a pace reminiscent of the three 60-win seasons they’ve had in the Nowitzki era, the Mavericks are likely to miss the playoffs for the first time since the big German’s second year in 2000. But Dallas better be careful weighing all that history, Vince Carter figures. “I don’t think we can board watch as far as the standings are concerned,” said Carter, who came into the league the same year as Nowitzki. “I think it just drives you crazy. You just go out there and you press, press, press, because you know

you need the game. That’s already understood anyway.” It’s been understood since the season started. For the second straight year since winning the franchise’s first championship, Dallas rebuilt the roster with Nowitzki as the anchor. But this time the Mavericks were left thinking they just needed to grab every win they could when they found out he would miss the first several weeks because of the first knee surgery of his career. When their star came back after missing 27 games, the Mavericks were in a brutal stretch of their schedule and couldn’t find a way to win close games. Nearly two months later, Dallas (23-29) is still finding ways to lose

and entered the All-Star break 4½ games behind Houston for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Mavericks, who play for the first time in a week when Orlando visits on Wednesday night, were 12-15 before Nowitzki returned Dec. 23 against San Antonio, and they’re 11-14 since. “Some of that is guys sharing court time and chemistry and certain guys zigging while the other guy thought he was zagging,” said Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson. “The whole mantra of the first half of the season was, ‘Hey, let’s win our share, let’s stay in the hunt, let’s get the big German back and see where things take us.”

A lot of that strategy relied on new backcourt mates Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo, who helped Dallas to a 4-1 start before Collison started regressing and teams realized Mayo was the most dangerous scoring threat and started taking him away. Collison lost his starting job after a particularly bad game in a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Mavericks brought in veterans Derek Fisher and Mike James as mentors, and even as replacements in certain situations in case Collison’s struggles continued. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle admittedly has been hard on the replacement for Jason Kidd, but Collison has responded by re-establishing

himself as the starter. “It’s not about my mood,” Carlisle said. “It’s about us playing well and doing everything we can possibly do to play our best to give ourselves a chance to trend upward. I understand that this job that I’m in is about being demanding and it’s about having standards of excellence that are uncompromised. We just haven’t been able to sustain, but I still believe we can do it.” Mayo’s biggest problem has been turnovers — he has a team-high 149 — and the issue was never more evident than the last time the Mavericks looked like they finally might be on to something before faltering. Dallas had won two straight and had a chance to beat East playoff

contender Atlanta two games before the break when Mayo stole the ball and was headed for a layup trailing by one in the final minute. He switched hands on the dribble just before he got to the basket, giving Devin Harris a chance to steal it back. Mayo he had another turnover on a bad pass when the Mavericks had one last chance to tie. “It’s tough when you look at it now,” said Nowitzki, whose scoring (15.2) and rebounding (5.7) averages are the lowest since his rookie season. “We’ve had close losses that could come back and haunt us. Atlanta, we shouldn’t have lost. We’ve had too many of those close games where we’ve been on the short end of the stick.”


FEB. 20, 2013




Brittney Griner reaches 3,000 career Track↵ points as Baylor beats Connecticut


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Brittney Griner and top-ranked Baylor withstood their first serious challenge in two months. Coach Kim Mulkey hopes it will prepare them for the important games ahead. “This was a great game for women’s basketball,” Mulkey said Monday night after her team’s 76-70 victory over No. 3 Connecticut. “It’s not going to be a game that we get on the plane and celebrate we just beat UConn. It gave us a gauge of what to expect. It will help improve (UConn) and help improve my team.” After building a seven-point lead in the second half, Connecticut had no answer for Griner. Then again, few teams have during her stellar college career. The All-America center scored 21 of her 25 points after halftime, including the 3,000th of her career, to help extend Baylor’s winning streak to 23 games. She became the eighth women’s player in Division I history to reach the milestone, doing it on

two free throws with 1:05 left. Despite the loss, Huskies coach Geno Auriemma thought the game was a lot more valuable to his team than a potential Big East blowout. “Playing a game like this with a month before the NCAA tournament, I can’t think of anything better to do at this point of the season,” he said. “Absolutely it’s going to help. There’s no way it can’t help you.” Baylor (25-1) went 40-0 last season en route to the school’s second national championship, and its only loss this season came in Hawaii against Stanford in November. Griner and her talented teammates hadn’t really been challenged since, with no opponent coming within single digits. But when UConn built a sevenpoint lead in the second half, the Lady Bears were ready. “It’s always good to give yourself a gauge of what you need to work on,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said. “I told them at halftime, it’s been a

long time since we’ve had to execute on offense. We’re so athletic and so good and so talented, we just go play basketball. But against good teams who play great defensively, you must execute. And we needed to do some things better in the second half.” Griner and fellow preseason AllAmerican Odyssey Sims had a tough first half, combining to go 3 for 19 from the field. They responded after halftime, though. “Just got more aggressive,” Griner said. “Coach told me I need to be more aggressive in the paint, go to the goal, so that’s what I did.” Baylor, which has already clinched the Big 12 regular-season title, led 54-53 midway through the second half before Griner took over. She scored seven points during a quick burst, and her putback made it 67-61 with 5 minutes left. UConn (24-2) rallied behind Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis to cut it to 67-65, but Griner answered with a putback. Then she hit the two


FEB. 20, 2013


milestone free throws 1:30 later to make it 73-67, all but sealing the win. Griner had missed key free throws down the stretch when she was a sophomore and her team lost at Connecticut by one point. She wasn’t going to let that happen again, beating the only team in the country that she didn’t have a winning record against. “It meant a lot to me to get it on the free throw line,” Griner said, smiling. “Last time I was here I was horrible, my free throws were horrible.” The game, hyped all season, lived up to the buzz — even though neither coach wanted to put too much emphasis on this one, knowing there will be a lot more at stake if the schools meet again in the NCAA tournament. UConn led by three at halftime and expanded the advantage to 41-34 after Griner was called for a flagrant foul for grabbing Stefanie Dolson in the backcourt after the 6-foot-8 center had turned the ball over.

“Those top people, we’re really hoping that they’re going to get some better marks and (that will) help them nationally to move up or at least hold on,” Kittley said. “The top 16 spots get to go to nationals, so the top 16 is very important.” Feb. 22 is full of conference meets for the entire country. The performance of the athletes in every conference during these meets will further determine their spots in the national championship beginning March 8. The track upon which the athletes will compete this weekend is nothing new to the older athletes, Lamb said. The re-

turning athletes for Tech track and field have the benefit of returning to the Lied Recreation Center and are confident about the atmosphere for the meet this weekend. “My freshman year, I actually went to this actual venue and same meet and won both of them,” Lamb said, “so I’m looking to do that again.” Though the stakes are high going into the Big 12 Championship this weekend, so too is the level of confidence Tech athletes have in their abilities. “Everybody is gunning because everybody is so close in time.” Tech senior sprinter Candace Jackson said. “I’m excited, it’s my last year, so I’m trying to go out with a bang.” ➤➤

Follow The DT on Twitter

DAILYTOREADOR For all your Tech news and sports


Pistorius: Lover caught in tragedy or killer? spoken out against violence against women. “I fail to understand how I could be charged with murder, let alone premeditated murder, as I had no intention to kill my girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp,” Pistorius said in the sworn affidavit. “I deny the aforesaid allegation in the strongest terms.” It was the first time that the prosecution and Pistorius provided details of their radically divergent accounts of the killing, which has shocked South Africans and fans worldwide, who idolized the 26-yearold track star known as the Blade Runner for overcoming his disability to compete in last summer’s London Olympics. Nel said Pistorius committed premeditated murder when he rose from his bed after a fight with Steenkamp, pulled on his prosthetic legs and walked about 20 feet from his bedroom to the locked toilet door and pumped it with four bullets,

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius portrayed himself as a lover caught in tragedy, wielding a pistol and frightened as he stood only on his stumps, then killed his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder on Valentine’s Day. Prosecutors, however, said the double-amputee Olympian committed premeditated murder, planning the slaying, then firing at Reeva Steenkamp as she cowered behind his locked bathroom door with no hope of escape. “She couldn’t go anywhere,” Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told a packed courtroom Tuesday. “It must have been horrific.” Weeping uncontrollably, Pistorius listened as his words were read out in court by his attorney during the opening of a two-day bail hearing, his first public account of the events surrounding the shooting death of Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model and reality TV star who had

three of which hit the model. That contradicted the runner’s statement, read aloud by defense attorney Barry Roux, who described how the couple spent a quiet night together in the athlete’s upscale home in a gated community in the capital of Pretoria, then went to sleep around 10 p.m. Sometime before dawn, Pistorius said he awoke, and walking only on his stumps, pulled a fan in from an open balcony and closed it. That’s when he said he heard a noise and became alarmed because the bathroom window, which had no security bars, was open and workers had left ladders nearby. “It filled me with horror and fear,” Pistorius said in the statement. “I am acutely aware of violent crime being committed by intruders entering homes,” he said. “I have received death threats before. I have also been a victim of violence and of burglaries before. For that reason I

kept my firearm, a 9 mm Parabellum, underneath my bed when I went to bed at night.” Too frightened to turn on a light, Pistorius said, he pulled out his pistol and headed for the bathroom, believing Steenkamp was still asleep “in the pitch dark” of the bedroom. “As I did not have my prosthetic legs on and felt extremely vulnerable, I knew I had to protect Reeva and myself,” he said, adding that he shouted to Steenkamp to call the police as he fired at the closed toilet door. It was then, Pistorius said, that he realized Steenkamp was not in bed. He said he pulled on his prosthetic legs and tried to kick down the toilet door before finally giving up and bashing it in with a cricket bat. Inside, he said he found Steenkamp, slumped over but still alive. He said he lifted her bloodied body and carried her downstairs to seek medical help.

Beyond Florida, SEC scrambling for NCAA berths MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is bracing for potential Marginal Madness this March. With only one team ranked in the Top 25, the No. 5 Florida Gators, the SEC could have three or fewer teams in the NCAA tournament for only the second time in 23 years even if there’s others holding out hope. There’s solid cases at Missouri and Mississippi, uncertainty at Kentucky and glimmers of hope at Alabama,

Arkansas and Tennessee but nobody beyond the Gators is considered a lock. “The way the league is now is fun,” Volunteers guard Jordan McRae said. “Last year with Kentucky, you knew they were going to be there at the end. Now it’s like LSU could be in the championship or win the championship. Florida could lose in the first round. Missouri could win. Anybody’s in the game right now. It’s fun like that.”

Apparently one man’s definition of fun is another man’s nerve-racking. The SEC has as many teams with power ratings of 200 or worse (three) as in the Top 50, and even that’s shaky territory. Jerry Palm’s rates Florida fourth, Missouri 38th, Kentucky 45th and Ole Miss 52nd. Barring a surprise SEC tournament champion, two bracket watchers have Florida, Mississippi and Missouri making the NCAA field — and seven

15 words or less $5.00 per day

Bold Headline 50¢ extra (max. one line)


Help Wanted Furnished Rentals Unfurnished Rentals Tickets for Sale Miscellaneous Lost & Found Clothing/Jewelry



for part-time work in agricultural research. Must be able to work at least 20hrs/wk. Call Dillon at 806300-0586 to make an appointment.



Hiring - Servers, Bartenders, Hosts. Wednesday college night. $12 buckets, $3 You-call-it, free pong tournament, cash prizes, 1/2 price appetizers 3-6pm Monday-Friday. 5027 50th Street 796-2240


Apply in person only. El Chico - 4301 Marsha Sharp (service road).


Hiring bartenders, cocktail servers & doormen. Free Texas Hold’em Thursday/Sunday 7PM & 9PM cash prizes. $12 Buckets. 56th Ave. Q. 744-0183. DEPENDABLE PERSON with good telephone skills for telemarketing. Calls made from our office Monday - Thursday, 4 to 6 PM. $10.00/hr plus bonus. Call Reggie at 794-6336. FARMERS INSURANCE


-Weekend Front Desk Receptionist -Evening Fitness Tech -Weekly Childcare Bring in your resume to WELLNESS TODAY at 2431 S. Loop 289 or call 806-771-8010

Typing Tutors For Sale Services Roommates Travel Legal Notice

Terms & Conditions

There is a 15-word minimum on all classified ads. The first 2 words (max. one line) are bold and capitalized. All ads will appear on at no additional charge.



South Fork Colorado needs young adults to work summer employment. Salary, room, board & bonus. Call 817.279.1016. HELP WANTED Part time 15 - 20 hours per week We are looking for an individual to manage our website and online e-cart. Prior programming experience is a must. Experience with HTML and PHP a plus. Flexible hours. Please come by 2809 Avenue Q, Militia Supply, Inc to apply. No Phone Calls please. KID’S KINGDOM is now hiring for the 2013 Spring and Summer Semesters. If you have experience working with groups of children and can work Monday-Friday from 2pm to 6:15pm please apply. We are also hiring for full and part time positions for summer camp, Caprock Excursions! Please see our web page for more information: You may email us your application or apply in person at 5320 50th, inside St. Matthew’s UMC. LITTLE GUYS MOVERS seeking full/part time employees. 4711 W. Loop 289. Apply in person. MOWING YARDS spring and summer. Call James 745-1614 MR. AQUARIUM accepting applications. All positions. 2523 34th. NEED LIVE in for 81 year old father. NO personal care required. Free room and board plus monthly salary. Call Paula at 535-2114.

Please check your ad carefully on the first day of publication and notify The Daily Toreador of any errors. We are only responsible for the first day’s incorrect insertion.

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

ACROSS 1 When Romeo meets Juliet 5 Crummy 10 His mausoleum is in Tiananmen Square 13 Close-Up, e.g. 15 Posterior 16 See 15-Down 17 Pro foe 18 Ready to pour 19 Paint as wicked 21 Peoria-to-Decatur dir. 22 TD’s six 25 Question eliciting “Let’s!” 26 Vital vessel 28 Tidy up 31 Stratford’s river 34 Holm and McKellen 36 “Star Trek” role 37 2011 film in which Owen Wilson says, “Wonderful but forgettable. That sounds like a picture I’ve seen. I probably wrote it.” 40 No __ sight 41 Letterman rival 42 “99 Luftballons” singer 43 Thaw once more 45 Give a good talking-to 47 In the lead 49 U2 producer or, backwards, U2 hit 50 Aswan landmark 53 Gift of a sort 56 Simoleons 58 Justin Bieber or the golden calf 59 Winner of screenwriting Oscars for the three quoted films 62 Stax Records genre 63 “Titus __”: 16thcentury play 64 Pre-LCD screen 65 Makes a home 66 Time in ads DOWN 1 Oldest musketeer 2 Directing brothers


By Eric Williams

3 Rich cake 4 “__ small world” 5 12-in. albums 6 Cereal grain 7 Previously owned 8 Scatter, like petals 9 Sycophant 10 Lionel train, say 11 1998 animated film released the month before “A Bug’s Life” 12 Jim Davis dog 14 “Fantasia” tutu wearer 15 With 16-Across, 1986 film in which Dianne Wiest says, “But you have to remember while you read and you’re cursing my name, you know, that this is my first script.” 20 Outmaneuver 23 Calc prereq 24 Lesley of “60 Minutes” 26 1977 film in which 59-Across says, “Awards! They do nothing but give out awards!” 27 Starts the pot

Tuesday’s Puzzle Solved

(c)2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

29 Consumer advocate Brockovich 30 Mercury Seven org. 31 From the U.S. 32 Hollywood crosser 33 Fifth wheel 35 From then on 38 Fjord, for one 39 High time? 44 Formosa, now


46 Willy, Biff or Happy of drama 48 Blackmore heroine 50 Sweets, in Naples 51 Native Alaskan 52 Minister’s house 53 Oft-burned object 54 Stench 55 Approves quietly 57 Lena of “Chocolat” 60 Seuss’s “The 5000 Fingers of __” 61 Rocky hellos

A safe place to bring concerns and find solutions.

“Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn’t the will to do what is right” ~Alexander Solzhenitsy 232 E SUB • 806.742.SAFE •


leagues receiving more invitations. “I would be more surprised if they ended up with four than if they ended up with two,” said Palm, who runs a bracket for ESPN’s Joe Lunardi agrees that it’s an uphill climb beyond those three teams. “Their number is not likely to start going back up in terms of numbers of team unless somebody truly unexpected wins the conference tournament,” Lunardi said.

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle

Placing Your Ad


NOTHING BUNDT CAKES Hiring part/full time. Guest Service Relations, Bakers, Frosters, Utility/Dishwashers. Applications: 5217 98th Street, Ste. 300 4020 21st Street, Ste. 3 NOW HIRING servers. The Egg and I. Located at 1910 Quaker Avenue Suite 100. Apply in person NOW TAKING applications for Otto’s retail specialty store. Apply in person only. 4119 Marsha Sharp (service road, next to LaQuinta). PART TIME CUSTOMER RETENTION SPECIALIST NEEDED. Approx. 25 hrs/wk. Must have good communication skills, good problem solving skills. EXCELLENT PHONE ETIQUETTE A MUST. Email resumes to NO PHONE CALLS. Interviews by appointment only. PART TIME Receptionist needed. M-F 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm w/ occasional Saturdays. Email resume to NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Interviews by APPOINTMENT ONLY. STAR LANDSCAPE seeking part-time help for seasonal landscape maintence. Apply online at


Paid survey takers needed in Lubbock. 100% free to join. Click on Surveys. THE GAS LIGHT & THE LANTERN TAVERN Wait staff needed. Call 785-1720 or 785-2280 after 4pm or apply in person at 5212 57th Street or 3502 Slide Road.



Classified Line Ads: Placed and paid for by 11 a.m. one day in advance. Classified Display Ads: 4 p.m. three days in advance. Please call for rates for display advertising.

All classifieds ads must be prepaid prior to publication by credit card, cash or personal check. Checks should be made payable to The Daily Toreador.


TRANSCRIPTIONIST NEEDED for busy counseling office. Experience preferred by not required. Please send resume to Dr. Brenda Wilbanks at 806.767.9045 or bring by #19 Briarcroft Office Park, Lubbock TX 79412.


$495 BILLS Paid. Efficiency. 1808 Ave W. Nice, Quiet, Clean. 1 person. No pets. Available December 1. 806-765-7182. GATEWAY APARTMENTS sublease through August, can extend $525/per month. First month free, gated property, common area with pool. 832-3925545. THE RANCH, 4th & Frankford. 1/1. Immediate availability through lease takeover. $715/month. 972-310-9232


$1800. LARGE Spanish Colonial. 4/2/2. Near Tech 2201 16th. Short Term Lease and Roommates considered. No Pets. 806.765.7182. 3/2,3603-42nd Street. Hardwood floors, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, w/d connections, and large backyard. $500 deposit, $975/month. 806-543-6764 NEWLY REMODELED efficiencies,1, 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Convenient to Tech. 771-1890.

For the fastest and easiest service, place and pay for your ad online! Click on the “Classifieds” link on our Web site to get started! E-mail: Remember to include a contact number!

Phone: 806.742.3384

Call us to place your ad by credit card.

Fax: 806.742.2434

Call and confirm pricing and payment.


Buying any gold/silver jewelry. Any condition. Avery and others. Varsity Jewelers 1311 University.


Officially licensed rings. Men’s from $845. Women’s from $495. Varsity Jewelers. 1311 University.


$5,500-$10,000 PAID. EGG DONORS for up to 6 donations. All races. N/Smokers, ages 18-27, SAT>1100/ACT>24/GPA>3.0 Reply to: if qualified.


Rates $10 and up. Free truck. 24/7 Rental station. Clean. 5839-49th 792-6464



Free chicken fried steak included Super Cheapist :) Cell 781-2931. More Information

Eyebrow Threading ($8), Facials, Pedicure, Manicure, Nails & Haircut. Om Threading, Nails & Spa. 4505 34th St. (806)771-0160.

All styles/levels by internationally acclaimed guitarist. Study with the Best! 806-747-6108. WWW.SUSANGRISANTI.COM





LOOKING FOR a roomate to live in a 2 bedroom 2 bath house in Tech Terrace on 29th st, great location! Pets allowed, 713-628-5227

HUB CITY AVIATION offers personalized flight training at all levels, including beginners. Aircraft rentals also available. Visit or call 806-687-1070.


Mattress, Furniture. Huge discounts. 5127 34th Street (34th & Slide). 785-7253.

for adorable 3 bedroom house. Pets ok. One bedroom sublease through end of July. If interested call 214 801 0609.


3on3 Basketball Tounament March 8-10, 2013 Tech Discount Find us on Facebook


FEB. 20, 2013




The Daily Toreador

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you