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Texas Tech law journal hosts annual exposition The Texas Tech School of Law’s Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal will host its 2014 Continuing Legal Education and Expo on Friday. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Lanier Professional Development Center, estate planning professionals and professors will speak to attendees, according to a law school news release. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with legal practitioners and others in their prospective field of work. Speaker topics will include trust decanting, 2013 estate planning legislation and same-sex estate planning, according to the journal’s website. Participants will receive 6.75 CLE or Continuing Professional Education hours in addition to 1.25 ethics hours, according to the release. The event will conclude with a banquet starting at 4:20 p.m., according to the journal’s website. ➤➤email@example.com
Anonymous 4 to be in presidential lecture series An a cappella quartet, Anonymous 4, will perform March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Allen Theatre as a part of the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series, according to a College of Visual & Performing Arts news release. The all-female group performs vocal music of the Middle Ages, according to the college’s website. Anonymous 4 will perform “Grace & Glory: Sacred Song from Medieval France” and “Early America.” Songs will include music of 13th century France, gospel compositions and folk hymns of the 18th to 20th centuries, according to the release. Tech students will receive one free ticket to the performance with a valid student ID. General admission tickets cost $18, according to the release. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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Primary elections end, runoffs begin By AMY CUNNINGHAM Staff Writer
**EDITOR’S NOTE: The election results found in the article are attributed to Texas Tribune. In the first 2014 primary election in the nation, Texas voters decided Tuesday which national, state and local candidates will continue to the general election. Voters could cast ballots Tuesday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 37 polling locations throughout Lubbock, according to the Lubbock County Elections Office. Lauren Roblez, a senior Spanish and political science double major from Midland, said it is important for voters to cast ballots regardless of
political affiliation. “The primary sets up everything for the general election,” Roblez said. “People tend to think primaries aren’t a very big deal unless it’s a close race. It’s an election, so it’s vital for us to get out and vote.” For state governor, Republican Greg Abbott will face Democrat Wendy Davis in November. Lieutenant governor incumbent David Dewhurst will face Dan Patrick in the run-off primary election May 27. Democrat Leticia Van de Putte was nominated unopposed. In the race to replace Abbott as state attorney general, Ken Paxton and Dan Branch will be in the run-off election. Democrat Sam Houston will campaign against the winner.
The incumbent U.S. Senator John Cornyn defeated his opponents. As of press time at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Democrat candidates for U.S. senator David Alameel led with 47.8 percent and Kesha Rogers trailed in second with 21.9 percent of the vote. For U.S. House District 19, incumbent Randy Neugebauer will represent the Republican Party. In the general election, he will face Neal Marchbanks, who is the only Democrat running for representative. Republican Charles Perry defeated Steve Massengale for the Republican nomination for District 83 House of Representatives. For District 84, Republican John Frullo and Democrat Ed Tishler
will campaign for voters in the general election. Additionally, voters determined Lubbock County voting results, according to the county elections office. For Lubbock County Judge, Democrat Austin Carrizales and Republican Thomas Head each ran unopposed. Republican Mark Heinrich won the primary election vote for county commissioner, with no Democrat opponent. Lubbock County Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 Republican nominee will be determined by a runoff between Gary Vaughn and Ann-Marie Carruth, and a runoff will take place for Precinct 4 Lubbock County Constable between C.J. Peterson and Heath Rudder. ELECTIONS continued on Page 2 ➤➤
FDA plans to make changes to food labels By KAYLIN MCDERMETT Staff Writer
Changes may be on the way for people who view their food’s nutrition facts because of a new proposal presented by the Food and Drug Administration. The new food and drink labels will try to emphasize the unhealthy aspects of what is being consumed such as calories, added sugars and the number of servings per package. This is aimed at causing Americans to be more conscious of what they are eating, according to the FDA’s website. Allison Childress, a nutritional sciences instructor, said she believes the proposed changes would be a welcome change and a good idea for students around campus wanting to grab a quick snack before class. “For those who maybe just glance at calories in passing, it’s going to make more of an impact,” she said. “It makes it easier, and it makes it faster. If you’re at the SUB and looking through those grab-and-go items, you can immediately see the new label and maybe put the snack down if it’s too many calories for you.” The recommended changes would start by making the calorie count more prominent on the label. The number of calories is especially important in maintaining a healthy weight. The number of calories per serving will be in bold, large font compared to the other nutrition facts, according to the FDA’s website. Childress said the new emphasis on calorie count will lead people to immediately notice the calories, even those who were not looking at calories before. “When you turn the package over and you look at that label, that is definitely the first thing that you see,” she said. “People who maybe wouldn’t have gone and read and tried to find the calories, it makes it a lot harder
for them to miss, so even people who weren’t looking for it before, it stands out so much now.” For the first time, added sugars will also be added to the label. Americans eat 16 percent of their daily calories from sugars added during food production. Calories from fat will no longer be listed although total, saturated and trans fats will still appear, according to the FDA’s website. Childress said she approves of the new addition of added sugars, and added sugars play an important role in the diet of men and women. “I think it’s a great addition,” she said. “How the label is now, it doesn’t differentiate between natural sugars and added sugars. It just says sugar. The American Heart Association recommends 24 grams of added sugars for women, and 36 grams of added sugars for men.” Serving size requirements will also be updated to reflect the eating patterns of most Americans. The serving size by law must be based on what people are eating and not what they should be eating. There will also be a new emphasis on the number of servings per container of food. Childress said a highlighted number of servings per container will help people who assume one bag or one can is equivalent to a single serving. “I think serving size will be relatively the same, but they are highlighting how many servings are in a container,” she said. “We’ll eat like a small bag of something, and we automatically assume it’s one serving. We’ve all made the mistake of eating the whole bag of something thinking it was only one serving.” Some students believe the new labels will cause healthier eating, while others believe there would not be much difference in what students consume.
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EMPHASIS ON CALORIES
The first thing consumers would notice is a greater emphasis—with larger and bolder type—on calories.
For the first time, "Added Sugars" would be included on the label.
CALORIES FROM FAT
And the calories from fat would no longer be listed. Total, saturated and trans fat will still be required.
AMOUNT PER CUP The number of servings per package would also be more prominent, and "Amount Per Serving," would now have the actual serving size listed, such as "Amount per cup."
FDA proposes updating serving size requirements. By law, serving sizes must be based on what people actually eat, not on what they "should" be eating.
FDA would update Daily Values for various nutrients. Daily Values are used to calculate the Percent Daily Value (%DV) on the label, which helps consumers understand the nutrition information in the context of a total diet. In addition, the %DV would be shifted to the left of the label. FDA wants to help consumers visually and quickly put nutrient information in context.
POTASSIUM AND VITAMIN D
The amounts of potassium and Vitamin D would be required on the label.
Information provided by the FDA website
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Tech SGA referendums on ballot ask for students opinions By DIEGO GAYTAN Staff Writer
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The results announced Feb. 28 for the referendums placed on this year’s Student Government Association ballot gave insight into the thoughts Texas Tech students have toward possible changes on campus. The referendums asked students for their opinions on new turf fields on campus, texting and driving regulations, the addition of five more at-large seats to the SGA senate and the future inclusion of a fall break. The turf field referendum was intended to gain student consensus on the creation of new turf fields and a $25 increase on the current Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center fee, according to an SGA senate agenda. Current SGA President Luke Cotton said there was a misunderstanding among
SGA members about how many votes in support of the $25 fee increase and creation of the turf fields were needed in order to present the information gathered from the referendum to the COTTON Board of Regents. “The reason that we were confused on what the vote would need to be is because within our senate rules and our constitution it required a two-thirds vote of our senate for the referendum to be placed on the ballot,” Cotton said. “However, once it is on the ballot, all it needs is a majority vote then the decision is rested on the Board of Regents.” The creation of new turf fields and a
$25 Rec Center fee received 53 percent of votes in support. The information regarding the creation of new turf fields and the recreational fee increase will be presented to the Board of Regents in May. One referendum on this year’s ballot received an 84 percent vote in support of adding five additional senator at-large seats to the SGA senate. Sen. Heather Ford, a graduate personal financial planning major from San Antonio, said the addition of five senator at-large seats needed a referendum to be placed on the SGA ballot because it would mean changing the SGA constitution. “The at-large senators would be the ones representing the group of students that do not belong to a particular college,” Ford said. “By adding additional seats, that gives us more people that can figure out how to reach out to students that aren’t affiliated
with a particular college.” Student opinion for the inclusion of a fall break in the academic calendar was also gathered in one of the referendums placed on the SGA ballot. The inclusion of a fall break would mean Tech students would start classes two days earlier, but students would be given a twoday break mid-semester, according to the SGA senate agenda. A fall break was included in the Tech academic calendar, but was later removed because of state requirements, Cotton said. “The next step would be going to the scheduling and the academic committee for the university,” Cotton said. “They would discuss it with themselves and decide whether it’s a good idea or not.” The academic calendar for Tech is set for 2018, Cotton said.
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MARCH 5, 2014
Tech alumnus runs for state position By AMY CUNNINGHAM Staff Writer
Graduation Fair Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Frazier Alumni Pavilion So, what is it? Come out and take advantage of shopping for class rings and more. Campus representatives can assist you.
TAB Presents: Red Raider Showcase Auditions Time: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: Matador Room, Student Union Building So, what is it? If showcasing your talent is something you’re interested in, stop by and audition for the Red Raider Showcase.
TAB Presents: MYO Fish Tank Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: SUB West Basement So, what is it? Come out for this free event
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Film producer plans to speak at Tech An award-winning independent film producer will be the first speaker in the Vietnam Center and Archive’s Guest Lecture Series 6 p.m. Thursday at the International Cultural Center. Rebekah Tolley, a film producer and director from the United Kingdom, has produced multiple works for the BBC and was involved with the BAFTA Los Angeles Heritage Archive Project, according to a Texas Tech news release. A film screening of the documentary “We Went To War” and a lecture by Tolley will take place. The documentary tells the
story of three Texans after returning from the Vietnam War, according to the release. The Vietnam Center and Archive’s mission is to study the lasting influence of the Vietnam War on politics, society and culture in the U.S. and to enrich the study of modern issues in Southeast Asia, according to the release. Excluding the U.S. National Archive, the center has the largest collection of Vietnam-related materials in the world, according to a Tech Announce. Admission to the event is open to the public. ➤➤email@example.com
POLICE BLOTTER Monday 9:29 a.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated theft, which occurred at the east bike racks of Clement Hal. A secured men’s bike and lock chain was taken. 11:59 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated theft, which occurred at the Marsha Sharp Athletic Center. An unsecured Apple iPad mini and cover were taken from a study room. 3:31 p.m. — A Tech Officer investigated criminal mischief, which occurred on the 3rd floor of Weeks Residence Hall. An unknown object broke two windows. 4:35 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated criminal mischief, which occurred in the
law school. A student punched a wall, causing damage. 7:42 — A Tech officer investigated a theft, which occurred on floor 4-S in the Library. An unsecured Toshiba laptop and TI scientific calculator were taken. Tuesday 11:13 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a non-student for one outstanding Lubbock County Sheriff ’s Department warrant, following suspicious activity regarding found property at Rawls College of Business Administration. The non-student was transported to the Lubbock County Jail. Information provided by B.J. Watson of the Texas Tech Police Department.
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Cameron Schmoker, a junior history major from Austin, said the primary is only the beginning of election season, and he anticipated run-offs to occur. “I feel like voting is an important aspect of being an American,” he said. “People died in the past for the right to vote, and people are dying today to do it,
to improve this office,” Hilderbran said. “I see what’s working and what needs to be expanded. There are things that are broken and need to be fixed. I’m the only candidate with a specific agenda that addresses issues of the office.” On his website, Hilderbran has published his “Taxpayer Bill of Rights,” which he said protects Texans, the state economy and allows Texas to remain prosperous. Hilderbran wants his proposal to be added to the state constitution, according to his website. A total of seven points are addressed in the bill of rights, including audit fairness, a simplified refund process, an extended protest period and a defined time period for tax audits. Additionally, Hilderbran has published a 10-point “Performance Pledge” that improves the comptroller’s office and benefits tax payers, according to his website. As the only candidate with a comprehensive plan and who lives west of I-35, Hilderbran said he relates to West Texans and others across the state. He said voting is the ultimate freedom, protection and constitutional right citizens possess. “What we need is for people of all ages to be good citizens and express their views,” he said. “Students need to take the responsibility to advance their state, to choose their leaders, representatives and those who serve in public office. It’s
too. It’s the easiest step to take to being a good citizen.” Not as many people turned out to vote as he would like to see, Schmoker said. In the 2012 primary election, a total of 24,593 Republican voters and 3,873 Democrat voters cast ballots, according to the Lubbock County Elections Office. By 5:30 p.m., 470 people cast ballots at the Tech library, according to an official election notice.
Voters are required to present valid photo identification when casting their ballots since the passing of Senate Bill 14 in 2011, according to an Associated Press article. Texas is the first of 10 states operating under a new voting law this election season, according to the article. Other states include Alabama, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Virginia. In order to vote, a valid photo ID must be presented. Accepted
AUSTIN (AP) — A Texas appeals court has temporarily blocked an arbitration panel from reviewing $12 million in bonuses paid to Lance Armstrong by a company that wants its money back, stopping efforts to force him to give new sworn testimony about his doping past. SCA Promotions has sought to reopen a 2006 settlement paid to Armstrong since his 2013 admission to using performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career to win the Tour de France. The arbitration panel that first approved the settlement agreed to reconsider the case,
and a Dallas judge last week rejected Armstrong’s attempts to stop it. The panel set a March 17 hearing and SCA’s attorneys wanted to question Armstrong under oath on Thursday. A r m strong’s attorneys appealed to the Dallasbased Fifth Court of Appeals. Judge Kerry Fitzgerald ordered all proceedings stopped on Tuesday pending further review by the court later this month. SCA and Armstrong have been battling since 2005, when the company tried to withhold the bonus money and tried to prove he used performanceenhancing drugs. Despite producing some of the most serious doping allegations at the time, SCA ultimately agreed to pay Armstrong. Armstrong’s attorneys insist
state law won’t allow SCA to reopen the original settlement, which included language that said “no party may challenge, appeal or attempt to set aside” the payment and that it was “fully and forever binding.” “We are pleased the court will consider the issue of whether a final settlement, to which all parties agreed would end all disputes, can be reopened when one side has buyer’s remorse,” Armstrong attorney Tim Herman said. SCA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company has said Armstrong deceived the arbitration panel when he lied under oath that he had never used performance-enhancing drugs. The U.S. Anti-Doping A g e n c y, w h i c h p r o d u c e d a 1,000-page report detailing doping programs on Armstrong’s teams, has banned Armstrong from Olympic sport for life and he has been stripped of his victories. Armstrong has faced several
Armstrong has faced several lawsuits since admitting last year that he used steroids
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part of civic responsibility. It’s their duty as citizens to be informed.” Besides Hilderbran, the only other Tech alumnus on the state primary ballot is Texas Supreme Court Justice Philip Johnson, who was appointed to the position by Gov. Rick Perry in 2005, according to The Supreme Court of Texas website. Johnson is seeking reelection to a second full term as one of eight justices. Ellie Hynum, a freshman animal science major from Leander, said she thinks a Tech alumnus in an elected state position would showcase the quality of the university. “It’s really cool that someone who went here could be in a high position,” Hynum said. “I think it shows that Tech prepares students for the real world.” Hilderbran said he is an active alumnus who attends one to three football games per season. He said he knows what issues are important to those who attend or have attended Tech and aims to meet their needs if elected. “I definitely am a Red Raider,” he said. Because no candidate received a majority vote, early voting for the primary run-off election will take place May 19 to May 23, with the run-off primary itself on May 27, according to the Vote Texas website. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
forms of ID are a Texas driver’s license, Texas Election Identification Certificate, state personal identification card, state concealed handgun license, U.S. military identification card, U.S. citizenship certificate or a U.S. passport, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s website. The ID must be unexpired or expired less than 60 days from Election Day, according to the website. ➤➤email@example.com
Lance Armstrong wins appeal to halt case
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With red Double T symbols printed on his alligator-skin cowboy boots, Texas Tech alumnus Harvey Hilderbran is seeking the Republican Party nomination for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. As of press time at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hilderbran received 26.5 percent of the vote and opponent Glenn Hegar was winning with 49.7 percent. Hilderbran graduated from Tech in 1983 and was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1988. Hilderbran currently serves as representative for District 53, which represents the counties of Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher and Sutton, according to the Texas House of Representatives website. After serving for 23 years, he announced his candidacy for state comptroller in August, according to the Harvey For Texas website. “I’ve got private sector management experience and I’ve been a leader of conservative reform,” Hilderbran said. “My experiences and leadership uniquely qualifies me as a candidate.” Hilderbran served on various committees while in the state legislature and served as chairman of the House Ways and Means
Committee, according to his website. In the private sector, he worked in management, advertising, ranching, real HILDERBRAN estate and marketing. In Tuesday’s primary, Hilderbran faced three other GOP candidates: State Senator Hegar, businesswoman Debra Medina and former state Rep. Raul Torres. A comptroller serves as “chief steward of the state’s finances” and as the chief financial officer of Texas, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website. Specifically, a comptroller acts as tax collector, accountant, revenue estimator and treasurer of the entire state, according to the website. The comptroller serves for four years with no term limits. Timothy Ewing, a freshman electronic media and communications major from Dallas, said he is not familiar with the comptroller position, but still approves of a Tech alumnus running for office because of the publicity for the university. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs was elected to the office in 2006, according to her website, and is not seeking a third term. “All of us are conservatives running, but I’m the only one trying
“With this fall break, we’d only be able to have it in 2015, I believe it is,” he said. “For 2018 and those other years there’s no wiggle room for there to be a fall break essentially.” The inclusion of a fall break received a 68 percent vote in support. Another referendum placed on the SGA ballot gathered student opinion on the regulation of texting while operating a vehicle. The referendum was placed
lawsuits since admitting last year that he used steroids and other performance-enhancers to win the Tour de France every year from 1999-2005. He has settled cases with the London-based Sunday Times and Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance. Armstrong settled with Acceptance hours before he was scheduled to be questioned under oath. He also is facing a federal whistleblower lawsuit, in the government wants to recover more than $30 million the U.S. Postal Service paid to Armstrong’s teams. Potential penalties in that case could be as high as $100 million. The SCA case is notable because the company’s initial efforts dug further than anyone else into Armstrong’s doping, including testimony from Betsy Andreu, the wife of Armstrong’s former teammate Frankie Andreu. Betsy Andreu testified that Armstrong admitted to doctors treating him for cancer in 1996 that he had used performanceenhancing drugs. She later became a key witness against Armstrong in the USADA report and one of his fiercest public critics. on the ballot in order to help the Lubbock City Council gain information that could influence the creation of regulations regarding texting while driving. “Based on the information I’m seeing, I would not assume that the city council would approve of texting and driving ban,” Cotton said. Votes in favor of a ban on texting while driving were 43 percent, and votes opposed to banning texting while driving were also 43. Limiting usage of cell phones while operating a vehicle received a 53 percent vote in favor. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Correction In the story Tax Season in Monday’s issue of The Daily Toreador, the story should have read there is
only one extension process, which lasts until October. The DT regrets this error.
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Tech selected to host summer science camp By KAITLIN BAIN Staff Writer
Texas Tech has been selected to host the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. Twenty different universities in the U.S. have been chosen to host the camp, according to a Tech news release. Tech was chosen after submitting a proposal to the ExxonMobile Bernard Harris foundation to be able to host the camp, Heather Martinez, director of the Office of Community Engagement and Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners, said. “When we submitted the pro-
posal for the grant, we picked wind energy because we live in Lubbock and are the home of the National Wind Institute,” she said. “We thought that would be a really appropriate correlation to have the camp here.” The camp administration allows 1,000 middle school students to attend the camps, according to the release, and will learn about topics related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students will live on campus and attend research-based classes taught by university faculty and have opportunities to visit nature centers and ecosystems in the area to learn about science in the Lubbock com-
munity, according to the release. “The camp is a creative residential immersion camp,” she said. “It focuses on the development of students’ skills in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. It is a 10-day residential camp that will be held on campus.” Each camp throughout the nation has its own theme, she said. The university administration that applies to host the camp has to put together a proposal, she said, explaining why their university should host the camp and what it will do for students who attend. “There are many different states represented through the camps,” she said, “all the way from Alaska
to New York. What they focus on, though, really just depends on what’s unique to their region and can be catered to an area.” The program has been in operation since 2006 and has had more than 8,700 students pass through it, according to the program website. The Harris Foundation’s mission, according to the website, is to invest in community-based initiatives to support education, health and wealth, particularly in minorities and others who are economically and socially disadvantaged. “We feel strongly about addressing the issue of underrepresented students in STEM fields,” she said, “and IDEAL, The Institute for the
Development and Advancement Learners, is committed to providing opportunities to those who are underrepresented or from low socio-economic backgrounds with various opportunities to look at other career fields they may not have thought of.” The students have to meet a variety of criteria, according to the website, including being part of a traditionally underserved population, have strong recommendations from current math and science teachers, and scoring superior on standardized math and science tests. Martinez said she hopes students who attend the camp will under-
stand the value of higher education and realize it is never too early to start talking about college and a future career. “For us, the goal of this camp is to introduce students to fields they may not have otherwise explored and show them possible career choices,” she said. “We also want to introduce Texas Tech to these students. They come from our backyard, but they may not have thought about Texas Tech as an option, and so we want to open up the university to them and show them all the different things we have to offer and really show them why we say, ‘From Here, It’s Possible.’” ➤➤email@example.com
cause consumers are better able “It’s a good idea, and in to make informed choices and theory it will work exactly the maintain a healthy lifestyle,” way they want it to,” he said. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 she said. “In reality, it won’t be as efKristen Knight, a junior Micheal Howk, a freshman fective as the FDA is hoping. animal science major from geology major from Midland, It will be great for people who Shallowater, said she believes said he believes the changes are are already health conscious, the new labels will make eating for the most part a great idea, others will simply just not healthy easier. but it may not work as well as care enough.” “I guess it’s a good thing, be- the FDA is hoping. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodeo group looks to lasso youth
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JULIE SZAMATULSKI, A senior restaurant, hotel and institutional management major from Fort Worth, is sized for a class ring at the Graduation Fair Tuesday in the Frazier Alumni Pavilion.
HOUSTON (AP) — Anyone asking Bobby Mote to recite the injuries he has suffered in his nearly 20 years as a professional bareback rider better plan to pull up a chair and sit a spell. After rattling off the long list of setbacks, Mote will explain that all the pain, the Motrin-filled toll being a rodeo cowboy takes on a man’s physical well-being, is worth it, and he would do it all over again. “It’s how I make my living,” the 37-year-old four-time bareback world champion said. While it may not be readily apparent to fans attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo — the world’s largest — which began Tuesday and continues through March 23 at Reliant Stadium, far fewer young athletes are following Mote’s career path these days. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association membership roster has plunged by nearly a thousand since 2005 to just over 5,000 today, and permit-holders, who haven’t yet earned enough prize money to apply for a PRCA card, have dropped by more than 50 percent since 1997. PRCA commissioner Karl Stressman has said the association’s “No. 1 focus as we go forward” will be to boost membership.
Incumbents and conservatives win in Texas primary AUSTIN (AP) — Republicans voted for tried-and-true incumbents and fire-breathing conservatives Tuesday during the Texas primary elections, while Democrats learned they still have a lot of building to do if they hope to compete in November. Tea party conservatives proved their strength in the GOP primary, putting their candidates in the lead going into runoffs for many of the state’s top jobs. Even long-serving Republicans such as U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions felt compelled to prove their conservative credentials in the largest reliably Republican state in the nation. Since runoffs usually only draw a party’s most faithful and motivated voters, expect the next three months of campaigning to push candidates even farther to the right. The biggest surprise of the night was in the GOP lieutenant governor’s race where rightwing radio host Dan Patrick gathered the most votes and forced a runoff with incumbent David Dewhurst. Patrick’s pledge to be a Christian first, a conservative second and a Republican third resonated with primary voters over Dewhurst’s more staid personality and conventional fiscal conservatism. In the race for attorney general, tea party favorite Ken Paxton came in first place after airing television commercials with Ted Cruz praising his conservatism. He faces a runoff with Dan Branch, a former committee chairman in the Texas Legislature once considered the front-runner. All the way down the ballot, tea party conservatives came out on top in the vote count, though they often failed to win the 50 percent plus one vote needed to win outright.
Since the two most conservative candidates made it into most of the runoffs, voters will have to split hairs to determine who should go onto the general election. Winning the Republican nomination has been tantamount to winning statewide elections in Texas since 1994, the last time a Democrat won. Last year, Democrats looked at the state’s growing minority population and other demographics and decided the state should be more competitive.
Despite a year of organizing through a political action committee called Battleground Texas, and having a charismatic candidate for governor in Wendy Davis, Democrats failed to improve turnout in their primary Tuesday. Voting was largely on par with 2010 and 2012, despite Battleground Texas signing up 12,000 volunteers and launching voter registration drives. Democrats are quick to point out that competitive races drive
turnout in the primaries — and the Democratic primary was largely quiet — experts agree that voting is a habit that parties need to encourage to be competitive. About twice as many Republicans than Democrats voted Tuesday, and about three times as many voters cast ballots for Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee to replace retiring Gov. Rick Perry. Democrats have a long way to go in order to compete in November.
Although Mote’s dad was a horse trainer, he admitted his parents weren’t overly enthusiastic about his initial decision to pursue a career as a cowboy. Still, they crossed their fingers and told him Godspeed. But more and more parents, it seems, are pushing their kids into different, less dangerous sporting pursuits. Also, fewer children are growing up on farms and ranches, so they aren’t exposed to rodeoing at a young age. Therefore, the PRCA has ramped up its junior outreach program, scheduling about 20 pro-cowboy-taught clinics across the country, even in major urban areas, to teach children as young as 8 the basic elements of the rodeo’s rough-stock events — bareback, saddle-bronc and bull-riding — with future plans to also teach the timed events. Learning the latter’s requisite skills presents more complications because live animals are required and youngsters must know how to ride a horse pretty well before they can even begin to think about roping or steer wrestling. The good news is neither roping nor bull-dogging is as dangerous as mounting rough stock. Caleb Smidt, the PRCA’s 2013 All-Around Rookie-of-the-Year, is a 24-year-old roper and a steer wrestler with the potential to
eventually rank among the best ever. The Bellville cowboy readily admits he never “had much of an interest” in beating himself up trying to survive the requisite eight seconds on the back of a bucking horse or bull. He figured out early on that timed-event cowboys have longer careers and spend less time in emergency rooms. “But,” he added, “it’s simpler to ride rough stock. You can go to a rodeo in a car. You don’t need a big truck and a horse trailer.” Indeed, prospective bronc and bull riders often arrive at the PRCA’s “Rodeo 101” camps in the family station wagon. Each camp accommodates up to 40 youngsters for a single six-hour session, and one of the first was in Fort Worth in January, the only stop scheduled for Texas this year. The next closest to the Houston area will be one in Crosset, Ark., a five-hour drive east of Dallas, scheduled for March 29. “Our program is designed to provide kids with the opportunity to try out rodeoing in a safety-first environment,” Julie Jutten, the PRCA’s industry outreach coordinator, told the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1lwD6wp ). “We’ve always been involved in youth rodeo, but we’ve decided to take a more proactive role in promoting rodeo as a sports option.
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Environmental concerns, criticism of energy industry overblown Logan L Lane global leader in shifting toward greener energy consumption. Out here in West Texas, the oil and gas industry is king. In a recent USA Today article, nearby Midland and Odessa were ranked as the nation’s two fastestgrowing economies, ranked first and second, respectively. Their economies are growing so fast there is even a severe housing shortage in Midland, according to the Dallas Morning News. The most common and most recently-debated methods of extracting natural resources is called hydraulic fracturing, known commonly as fracking. According to a cumulative, in-depth report published by Energy in Depth, fracking has been the primary method used by U.S. oil and gas companies since the 1940s, and more than 90 percent of wells in the U.S. have been established using this method. One of the biggest concerns environmental activists have about the practice of fracking is that it pollutes the ground and contaminates sources of drinking water. However, multiple studies have been conducted to research this possibility. In 2012, Lisa Jackson, admin-
istrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said, “In no case have we made a definitive determination that the fracking process has caused chemicals to enter groundwater.” This is only one of the many examples of a prestigious agency declaring the fracking process safe, so why do anti-fracking activists continue to claim it must be discontinued? Many antifracking groups, such as Food & Water Watch, have retreated to campaigning at a more local level, having been defeated by government agencies and nonprofit organizations in an attempt to prove the dangers of fracking. This is just a specific example of how many environmental activist groups operate: making bold claims and then retreating once their claims are discredited. In December, a group of climate scientists, journalists and other environmental activists found themselves trapped in Antarctic ice on Christmas morning. The group, led by climatologist Chris Turney, was on an expedition to the South
If there was outstanding evidence that these companies were creating irrevocable damage to the planet, they would be stopped.
Gun control would not stop acts of violence By LAURA MEYERS
The Collegian (KanSaS STaTe U.)
The death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was tragic, disappointing and, unfortunately, is historically not out of the norm for American pop culture stars. Noah Rayman reported for the times on Feb. 28 that Hoffman died from a toxic mixture of drugs that included heroin. Heroin is illegal. It’s not sold in stores. It’s deadly and I’m going to assume Hoffman knew of its effects. Nevertheless, he used it. Similarly, prostitution is a common international trade, though it’s illegal in most places. Prostitutes aren’t shelved in stores; the sicknesses and violence that can follow the act are deadly, and both parties partaking in the trade are aware of its effects. Nonetheless, people do it. Sometimes, a baby is a result of prostitution. Sometimes, the mother decides to abort the baby. It is argued that abortion should be a legal choice, because otherwise women will find less credible sources to perform the abortion, leading to back alley operations and unsanitary, deadly and dangerous procedures. It’s argued that if this result were the status quo, women would nevertheless agree to the abortion because, “people are going to do what they want to do.” Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza did what he wanted to do. Despite the fact that he illegally stole his mother’s firearms, which he illegally used to killed 26 innocent people after illegally breaking and entering into Sandy Hook Elementary, he got away with it. He did what he wanted to do. If the argument, “When we prohibit evil, only good will exist,” actually stood true, we wouldn’t have the previously mentioned situations in this world. So, I’d like to know how this argu-
ment would work with guns. Forget the constitutionality of the argument for the next 82 seconds. The argument that removal of firearms will lead to a more peaceful society is simply a fallacy. The same day as Lanza’s murder spree, a 36-year-old man in China attacked a primary school and slashed 22 children and an elderly woman. His weapon of choice? A knife. Why? Because the only people allowed to own guns in China are those in the government. Just this weekend, a mob of at least 10 suspects went on a stabbing spree in a Kunming, China subway that left 33 dead and more than 140 more injured. Guns weren’t responsible for the violence, and neither were the knives – the people were. You see, people are going to do what they want to do. I thank god the children at the primary school in China weren’t murdered, as 20 were at Sandy Hook. And I’m not dismissing the argument that guns aren’t deadlier than knives. They are. They’re powerful, dangerous weapons and people are aware of their effects. But, taking into account my scenarios discussed earlier, I bet people would still use guns if they were confiscated or made illegal. Even if guns were unavailable to use, people would still be violent and murderous. And you can see furthermore, there are other weapons available to violent individuals. So maybe we should ban guns, knives, cars, bats, cast-iron skillets, axes, bows and arrows, fire, ropes, deadly chemicals, pillows (for suffocation), bears, badgers, rocks, pools, Putin and any other object that can be used to commit murder. Then, one might say that if we remove guns specifically from society and let violence continue but without firearms, the violent crimes committed will result in fewer deaths – similar to the Sandy Hook, Chinese knife attack
comparison I made. But what about the deaths and injuries prevented by guns? Take into account all the home invasions, murders, rapes and thefts prevented not even by the use, but simply the threat, of a firearm. Are those saved lives worth sacrificing in order to support a hypothesized policy that we only think might work to decrease violence? In Australia, it’s been about 17 years since the National Firearms Agreement implemented a mandatory buyback program on newly-banned semiautomatic and automatic rifles, and shotguns. Statistics vary, but steadily report that the number of home invasions and assaults have been climbing since the people’s government reclaimed the public’s guns; reasonforforce.com cites that the number of armed robberies went up 20 percent after the ban. How about finding the source of the violence instead and starting there? Maybe we shouldn’t promote things like 7-year-olds slaughtering animated humans on a TV screen for hours every day, but instead, encourage situations like parents hugging their children, sitting down for a family dinner and talking about effectively handling anger. Alright, the 82 seconds are over. Now remember, before the effectiveness of a gun-removal policy has the chance to be discussed, there’s the first hurdle: the Constitution. It’s more than 200 years old. Why do we even use that dirty old thing anymore, right? Because it rocks, that’s why. It assures me that this discussion of banning firearms will never materialize in a true America. It’s a clear violation of our nation’s platform. If someone wants to argue why they’d rather remove guns from society, I advocate that person move out of America – but try not to take the Chinese subway.
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Pole to repeat some observations made in 1912 by famous Antarctic explorer Douglas Mawson. According to the Daily Mail, Dawson and his group wanted to document “environmental changes” at the pole, and he had expected melting ice to play a significant part of their expedition. After multiple failed attempts by the icebreaker ship Aurora Australia were made, the group was fortunately rescued via air. They were ultimately unsuccessful in performing the tests they had originally planned to because, well, the “melting ice” was too thick for them to ever reach their destination. Apple CEO Tim Cook has been very outspoken about his company’s commitment to curb its environmental impact by pledging to supply 100 percent of its power from renewable sources. However, going green isn’t cheap, and after a resolution proposed by the National Center for Public Policy Research to Apple’s board of directors was shot down, one member of the group decided to confront Cook on the issue during a Q&A
ubbock weather can be absolutely insane, and the past few days have proven that. Last year, Lubbock was awarded “America’s Toughest Weather City” by The Weather Channel, which isn’t exactly the prestigious award most places strive to achieve. Since I’ve been a student here at Texas Tech, I’ve become accustomed to the unstable weather patterns just as many of you have. One day it’s warm enough to head to the pool or golf course, and the next morning you wake to find your windshield covered with ice and the door to your truck frozen shut. Nevertheless, this is the way of life here in Lubbock, and most of us that have been here for an extended amount of time have found ways to get through it. But what about the weather on a global scale? The idea of global warming has been a big topic of conversation over the past couple of years, and many environmental activists are doing everything within their power to convince the world’s energy industries to shift toward a “greener” method of consumption. In the political spectrum, politicians argue back and forth about the reality of global warming, some calling it a myth while others call it pure science. During President Barack Obama’s most recent State of the Union address, he called global warming a “fact” while also praising U.S. energy industries for becoming a
session following Apple’s annual meeting Friday. The resolution proposed by NCPPR would force Apple to disclose information concerning the company’s cost in tackling climate change. Justin Danhof of the NCPPR asked Cook whether or not Apple’s environmental investments increased or decreased the company’s bottom line, according to Mac Observer’s Bryan Chaffin. Cook became angered at the line of questioning, telling the group, “If you want me to do things for ROI (return on investment) reasons, then you should get out of this stock.” It’s pretty insane that any CEO of a major company would tell a large group of people to dump their stock, regardless of Cook’s popularity as an environmental change fear monger. What’s even more insane about Cook’s exploits is that his company enjoys massive profits from their products that are produced primarily by Foxconn Technology Group, which is based in China. These Apple products are produced by Chinese factories that run on the dirtiest power on Earth: soft Chinese coal. It can be safely assumed that nobody — from the wealthy oil kingpins of Texas to the tree hugging hippies of California — cares more about the size of their bank account than the wellness of our planet’s environment. Activists seem to see things that way, believing the CEOs of major energy companies such as ExxonMobil
and ConocoPhillips have little concern for damaging the planet as long as their paychecks increase. Even someone with the simplest understanding of business realizes this can’t be true. If there was outstanding evidence that these companies were creating irrevocable damage to the planet, they would be stopped. In fact, they would probably stop production themselves. The thing is, polluting the environment is bad for business. A polluted environment means a higher number of sick and the deceased, which would ultimately result in fewer potential customers. The environmental debate will continue and energy companies will continue to pursue the safest methods possible to extract their product, and until technology develops better ways to store and transfer wind and solar energy, this will be the way of life. Here in Lubbock, we will continue to be cold one day and hot the next, our allergies will continue to be bombarded by dust and it’ll smell like cow manure the one night our out-of-town friend visits, confirming the stereotype. While we should all strive to be more energy efficient in our lifestyles, we should also embrace the facts produced by those people who know a whole lot more about climate than we do. Lane is a senior political science major from Wichita Falls.
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Women’s advocacy must start with language By RINI SAMPATH
Daily Trojan (U. SoUThern Cal)
We have more than one million words in the English language, according to the Global Language Monitor. These words have the power to cajole, to persuade, to encourage. But at times, we fail to recognize that our words have the power to transform the course of a topic as heavy as women’s rights. A recent Pantene ad released in the Phillipines conveyed this idea in the most precise manner. In a series of different shots, Pantene successfully shows how different labels are associated with each gender. In one scene, the onscreen text reads “Persuasive” while a man is speaking at a podium. As the camera turns, a woman takes his place, and the text changes to “Pushy.” Likewise, an overworked man, neglecting his duties as a father, is labeled “Dedicated,” while his female counterpart is labeled “Selfish.” Mashable calls Pantene’s work, along with Dove’s, pioneers of “women’s advocacy language,” showcasing the double standard intrinsic to our everyday life. Examples of such language we use with men versus women are infinite. At a World Economic Forum event on Jan. 27, 2012, Facebook COO Sheryl
Sandberg said, “Little girls are called bossy… But I challenge you to find someone calling a little boy bossy. You won’t see it. They’re not ‘bossy.’ That’s the natural order of things.” AskMen published an article titled “Why Women Can Be Bitches.” The first sentence of the article states, “We all know the classic bitches: Women who speak their mind rather than bite their tongue.” But would the same ever be said about a man? Arguably, no. The effects of our language use is deeply troubling; it is this language that we use that further worsens the infamous “ambition gap.” Sandberg has discussed the female ambition gap extensively. “We teach women as young as 4 to lay back, be communal … we need our girls to be as ambitious to achieve in the workforce,” Sandberg said at the World Economic Forum Conference. Women are seemingly socialized into the same gender roles. Though working as a hair stylist or a secretary, a babysitter or a nurse are certainly noble roles, it’s the men who we tend to see suited up, charging into boardrooms, briefcase in hand. The ambition gap does not stop with executive roles. The biggest ambition gap, as demonstrated by
numerous studies, exists in politics. In one study conducted by American University’s School of Public Affairs, associate professor of government Jennifer Lawless and Loyola Marymount University professor of political science Richard Fox concluded that,“Young women are less likely than young men ever to have considered running for office, to express interest in a candidacy at some point in the future, or to consider elective office a desirable profession.” Incorporating programming that addresses this issue is necessary for growth. Whether it’s implementing new campus initiatives or changing the way little girls are raised from birth, various avenues to close the ambition gap exist. But there’s one critical step that starts today: changing the way we speak. At 11 years old, my younger sister is bright-eyed and beautiful: She dreams of growing up to become a doctor, growing up to save lives and battle diseases. Not only can I hope that this dream of hers comes true, but I can help it happen. It starts with calling her intelligent and not just pretty. It starts with calling her ambitious and not just cute. My words, our words, can restructure the way little girls and all women think about themselves. The time starts now.
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Faculty, staff weigh in on interview etiquette By TAYLOR PEACE Staff Writer
They wake up feeling frazzled, start getting ready frantically while going over what they are going to say. Walking through the door, a gust of cool building air hits their face as they hear, “Good afternoon, are you here for your interview?” At some point, everyone has to go through the interview process. This process can be very intimidating, nerve-racking and overwhelming, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Jay Killough, managing director for the University Career Center, said the first and most important thing is to practice, practice, practice. “Do your homework,” Killough said. “Many students mess up because they don’t know what the company stands for and have no knowledge on its background.” Killough said doing research on the company and reviewing what the job title entails along with having knowledge on the business and background will help give you more confidence when you are preparing for an interview. Killough said another great remedy is to participate in mock interviews, because this will help students get a feel of what a real interview will be like. “Mock interviews with people from places like the Human Resources Center is the best option,” Killough said. “Don’t do mock interviews with your friends and family because they won’t provide you as much professional feedback because they are personally related to you.” One thing students need to be aware of is to expect the unexpected, Killough said. People will always throw
a curve ball at you, he said, to see what you can handle under pressure. “There are always going to be things such as critical thinking questions they may ask,” Killough said. “You’re best bet is to remain calm and don’t freak out. Give yourself some time for the answer to sink in and to think about your answer.” As long as students act like themselves, there are no right or wrong answers. Do not bring up anything pertaining to salary or time off, he said, because that is something that will come up later down the road. “When it comes to being in an interview, give it your best shot,” he said. “There are no right and wrongs, it is more about how you sell yourself to me.” Macy Layne, Talent Acquisition lead adviser, said when researching the company, checking out the company’s website, department area and any types of description that implies to the position being applied for, is important. Reading as much as possible and reviewing the job description will help get a better grasp on what the company is looking for in their new hires, she said. “That way when you go in, you can talk about the skills you have pertaining to the description,” Layne said. “If you don’t have those skills, at least you can tell them what skills you do have that might relate to what they are looking for.” Layne said there are some questions and issues to avoid when being interviewed, such as what Killough mentioned about asking what the salary will be or having time off. We all want to know how much we are going to make, but
AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN UKRAINE?
We need to stop getting into other countries’ businesses and focus on our own selves and problems. We are already in so much debt, so why would we want to create more debt as well as starting hostility with another country?” Caitlyn Adkison junior psychology major from Austin -
“With the debt our country is in right now, we should definitely not be giving anyone else our money. It not only hurts us, but definitely causes threats and hatred from other countries that could turn into a war. - Brandon Keesee - junior accounting major from Carrolton
As a nation that has financial stability, I think it would be a great thing to help our allies out and support them.”
Michelle Patton sophomore pre-nursing major from Houston -
“I think we should support our allies to an extent, but there’s a line that shouldn’t be crossed when it comes to spending money we don’t have.
- Adam Smelcer - freshman mechanical engineering major from Fort Worth
I think we already owe enough countries plenty. Putting ourselves out there for more hatred is just going to end up horrible for the U.S. We need to focus on us and solely us.” Amber Wyer junior advertising major from Austin -
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there is a certain time and place to ask those questions, she said; your first interview is not one of them. “Wait for the right time to ask about your salary intake or time off,” Layne said. “Those questions will eventually come, but you don’t want to sound like all you care about is the money.” Layne said another issue that could be detrimental in an interview is the way you come off to your future employer. It is important to be confident, but not arrogant, she said. There is a line that can be crossed between being confident and overly confident, and trying to avoid that line at all costs is crucial. “It is good to feel confident about your experience and knowledge about the company,” Layne said, “but don’t go into your interview acting like you know you are more than qualified, because it comes off as careless and cocky.” Layne said no matter what type of job a student is applying for, it is always important to dress in business attire. Both women and men should always wear a suit, regardless of what position they are applying for, she said. “It is better to be overdressed than underdressed,” Layne said. “If you are a boy, wear a suit and tie. Girls need to make sure they don’t wear skirts that could rise too high when you sit down.” Layne said the best way to be prepared is to practice interview questions. She said some questions to focus on are ones like behavioral questions such as “tell me about one time you had to deal with a difficult situation.” “Knowing already what you are going to say with these types of questions can really
help you stand out amongst the other people being interviewed,” Layne said. “It will also help you feel more comfortable when answering it.” Aleesa Ross, unit supervisor of Media and Communications, said it is completely normal to be nervous before an interview. Ross said it is important to be confident enough to realize that if the corporation were not interested, they never would have schedule an interview “They already like what they saw on paper,” Ross said. “Now it’s all about selling yourself even further and proving to them why you are the perfect position for the job.” Ross said it is okay to ask questions in an interview if you have any. It helps someone look more intrigued with the position and more concerned about getting the job. “Asking questions can actually help you by showing your concern about the business and your position,” Ross said. Certain appropriate questions include asking what the next step in the process is and how long it will take to know if they got the job or not, she said. Ross said other questions include personal ones such as asking the interviewer why they personally like working there and what they do on a day-to-day basis. “It is better to ask questions than to just walk away,” Ross said. “That way you look interested in what they are saying and have to offer.” Ross said when given crazy and random questions that come out of left field, it is okay to relax and to answer them the most honest way possible. She said almost all interviewers will ask these questions and
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the best way to be prepared is to practice answering them, such as through mock interviews or reviewing critical thinking questions others have encountered. “You need to just roll with the punches and give it your gut answer,” Ross said. “Just prepare to be surprised with these unexpected questions, but don’t beat yourself up about what your answer is.” Ross said when interviewers ask these questions, they are looking for personality. Mostly they are looking at how someone pays attention to detail and how their brain works under pressure, she said. “If you just remain calm and give a clear answer, you will be fine,” Ross said. Ross gives mock interviews for certain classes and asks them these types of questions all the time, she said. Some questions she has asked include, “how do you fit a giraffe in a fridge?” and “a penguin wearing a sombrero walks into your business, what does he say and why is he here?” These questions are off the wall and random, but help interviewers see how someone works under pressure and how their brain ticks, she said.
“As long as you take a deep breath, focus and answer honestly, you shouldn’t have any problems,” Ross said. Ross said there are other types of interviews rather than just face-to-face interviews one should know how to prepare for, including phone and Skype interviews. She said there are certain tactics that come in handy, especially when doing a Skype interview, such as still dressing professionally and making sure the environment will have no distractions. “Also pay attention to what is behind you in a Skype interview,” Ross said. “If it is something they don’t like, it could be detrimental to your opportunity.” Ross said the interview process, although stressful, is a chance to fully sell oneself and their potential for the company. As long as a student can stay calm and collective and does their research, they have a better chance of being successful. “You just need to breathe and know this interview is about you,” Ross said. “Since it is all about you, all you need to do is talk about what you know best, which is yourself.” ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawmakers press White House, again, on pot rules WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. drug enforcement official urged Congress and others Tuesday not to abandon scientific concerns over marijuana in favor of public opinion to legalize it, even as the Obama administration takes a hands-off approach in states where voters have made legal its sale and use. The deputy administrator for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Thomas Harrigan, testified Tuesday before a House oversight panel that easing laws governing marijuana threatens U.S. institutions. “We should not abandon science and fact in favor of public opinion,” Harrigan said. He echoed previous testimony from James Capra, DEA’s chief of operations, who told a Senate panel in January that “going down the path to legalization in this country is reckless and irresponsible.” The subcommittee chairman, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said the country is “in a state of conflict and chaos right now” over U.S. marijuana policy. In an election year that could tip the balance of power in Congress, some Republicans have accused the White House of cherry-picking which federal laws to enforce. The administration has said it continues to pursue dangerous criminals, but President Barack Obama himself last month in an interview declared marijuana no more dangerous than alcohol and contrasted it with “harder drugs” including cocaine and methamphetamine. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have legalized
marijuana for medical use. To date, only Colorado and Washington have allowed the sale and use of marijuana for recreational use. Several other states, including Oregon and Alaska, are expected to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana within the next year. Colorado’s recreational pot market became legal in January. Officials in Washington are expected to issue the first marijuana business license Wednesday. Federal law is unambiguous: Marijuana is among the most dangerous drugs, it has no medicinal value and it’s illegal in the United States. It’s a stance supported generally by the president’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. But the Justice Department has made clear it won’t interfere with businesses in states where marijuana’s sale or use has been made legal so long as everyone adheres to state law and the industry is taxed and regulated. The Treasury and Justice departments last month announced formal guidance for banks, though the financial industry has suggested that banks will remain wary of opening accounts for marijuana businesses. Harrigan, the deputy DEA administrator, stopped short Tuesday of criticizing the administration’s enforcement policies. He said the Justice Department memo issued last year by Deputy Attorney General James Coles has had little impact on his agency’s operations targeting large-scale drug trafficking organizations. He said
law enforcement remains concerned about international drug organizations exploiting state drug laws that are more lax than the federal government. The U.S. attorney in Colorado, John Walsh, said his office has never targeted casual drug users for federal prosecutions, and the Cole memo has had no impact on that.
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Red Raider baseball tops New Mexico, 9-3 SportS Editor
Texas Tech freshman outfielder Stephen Smith was the leadoff hitter for the Red Raiders Tuesday against New Mexico, and got his first career hit in the opening at-bat of the game. Smith ended the day going fourfor-five, just a home run short of hitting for the cycle helping lead the Red Raiders to a 9-3 win against the Lobos. Tech coach Tim Tadlock said he thought Smith had some good atbats in the Houston College Classic over the weekend, and it was good to finally see the hits find holes to get through. “Its always good when a guy can walk up to the plate and start you off with a double,” Tadlock said. “He’s a good player. We’ve got a lot of faith in him, and we’re looking forward to seeing him play.” Tech freshman pitcher Dylan Dusek started the game and gave up one run in each of the first two innings before settling in and shutting out the Lobos in his next two and two thirds innings. Junior pitcher Cameron Smith relieved him in the
top of the fifth. The four Tech pitchers used in the game gave up a total of 11 hits and three runs with four strikeouts
It’s good to go out on Tuesday like this with high intensity and put good atbats together.
By EVERETT CORDER
TEXAS TECH SENIOR INFIELDER in the game. Red Raider senior catcher Mason Randolph caught the game, and said each pitcher is important in their own role and they have been really great so far this season. “They’re doing great,” Randolph said. “Every single guy comes out, every guy in the bullpen, and they just do their job every single day.” Tech senior outfielder Adam
Kirsch also performed well in the game against the Lobos. Kirsch extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the third and hit his second home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth. After not scoring very many runs over the weekend, the Red Raiders exploded offensively against New Mexico with a season-high 17 hits in the game. Tech senior infielder Jake Barrios said he had almost forgot what it was like to hit a ball hard because he has struggled so far in the season. “Hitting is an up and down thing, as you know,” he said. “But, it’s good to go out on a Tuesday like this with high intensity and put some good atbats together.” Tech senior pitcher Johnny Drozd has not been up and down while on the mound, but when he came in to pitch in relief in the eighth inning, an infield single down the third base line broke his streak of 28 straight innings without giving up a run. The Red Raiders will play in a weekend series against New Mexico State starting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ➤➤email@example.com
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TEXAS TECH INFIELDER Ryan Long rounds second base after hitting a triple during the fourth inning of Tech’s game against New Mexico on Tuesday at Dan Law Field.
Kinsler says comments taken out of context LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Ian Kinsler was expecting this kind of reaction — even if he didn’t agree with the way his comments were portrayed. Kinsler, who was traded from Texas to the Detroit Tigers in the offseason, said Tuesday some critical statements attributed to him in an ESPN The Magazine story were taken out of context. Kinsler was quoted as calling Rangers general manager Jon Daniels a “sleazeball.” “I’m not happy about it. I think that the story was written for drama, and taken a little out of context,” the Tigers’ new second baseman said. “I understand there were some things
directed at the GM, but as far as my teammates and the fans, there’s nothing negative to say about that, and I think the quotes taken about the general manager were taken a little out of context.” In the ESPN story, Kinsler blamed Daniels for the departure of Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan, who left the organization in October. “Daniels is a sleazeball,” Kinsler was quoted as saying. “He got in good with the owners and straight pushed Ryan out. He thought all the things he should get credit for, Ryan got credit for. It’s just ego.” Kinsler was also quoted as saying he hopes the Rangers lose every
game this season: “To be honest with you, I hope they go 0-162.” Kinsler seemed surprised that comment in particular had gotten so much attention. “That’s a matter of telling a joke,” he said. At their spring camp in Surprise, Ariz., the Rangers seemed to take Kinsler’s comments in stride. “We won’t go 0-162, guaranteed,” manager Ron Washington said. Third baseman Adrian Beltre said Kinsler is still a friend, and shortstop Elvis Andrus echoed that sentiment. “He’s there and we’re here now,”
Andrus said. “We have to focus on our season. He’s still my friend. I don’t take anything from that.” Kinsler said when he saw the ESPN story, he knew there would be plenty of talk about it. Chad Millman, ESPN The Magazine’s Editor in Chief, said the magazine stands by the context in which Kinsler’s statements were presented. Kinsler, meanwhile, said he doesn’t expect to reach out to Daniels any time soon to explain his comments. “There’s no reason to,” Kinsler said. “He’s a grown man. I think he’s intelligent enough and had enough conversations with me to understand where I stand, and that’s really it.”
UNT coach getting 5-year deal DENTON, Texas (AP) — North Texas coach Dan McCarney is getting a new five-year contract after leading the Mean Green to nine wins and their first bowl victory in 11 seasons. School officials said Tuesday, only hours before spring practice began, that the deal was imminent. Attorneys were reviewing the new contract that will take McCarney through the 2018 season. “What they did was, in putting a contract in place really, is showing appreciation for changing the culture at this place. It’s showing appreciation for how we do it, and the way
Mavericks need to beat best of West in playoff pursuit DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki joked after a loss to San Antonio that the Mavericks don’t “want to see anyone” in the playoffs, given their recent record against winning teams. Dallas hasn’t beaten any of its likely first-round opponents in more than two months — and that’s assuming the Mavericks get in after a 12-year streak of reaching the playoffs ended last season. At the moment, Dallas is one of four teams in a tight battle for
the final three playoff spots in the Western Conference. And yes, Nowitzki says, the Mavericks need to beat Portland on Friday. Or Oklahoma City when they play twice in a span of nine days. Or the Los Angeles Clippers in a pair of games a week apart. “Not necessarily just for confidence but also because we want to stay in the playoff hunt,” Nowitzki said. “If we keep losing against the good teams, most of our games left are against teams with winning re-
cords. We’ve got to keep winning at a high clip if we want to make it and so the pressure’s on. You gotta love it.” A 112-106 loss to the Spurs on Sunday dropped Dallas to 0-6 against the top five teams in the West since a victory against Houston on Dec. 23. Since then, the Mavericks have blown big leads at home against the Rockets and Clippers. They’ve fallen 38 points behind the Trail Blazers, also at home. They haven’t been able to get a substantial lead against the Spurs.
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Red Raiders hope to break five-game losing streak Staff Writer
The Texas Tech men’s basketball team (13-6, 5-11) travels to face the Kansas Jayhawks (22-7, 13-3) at 7 p.m. today in Allen Fieldhouse at Lawrence, Kan. Although Tech lost 64-63 in the final seconds when the two schools first met this season on Feb. 18 in the United Spirit Arena, Kansas is 174-9 in home games under coach Bill Self, and the Jayhawks stomped the Red Raiders 79-42 in Allen Fieldhouse last season. “As a freshman, it was a pretty grueling game to be at,” Tech sophomore guard Dusty Hannahs said. “We got really clobbered and a lot feelings last year helped me become more of a man with adversity that I had seen. High school and stuff, you’re used to winning your whole life, that’s what got you here. Once you lose games like that, it’s really a test to your heart.” Kansas is 8-0 in Big 12 Conference games at home this season and clinched its 10th consecutive conference regular season title with two games remaining on the schedule, according to a Kansas news release. Tech coach Tubby Smith said the Jayhawks are tough to beat
on the road because their roster nurse his injured back. Embiid has a school record in is always loaded. “They usually have better blocked shots for a freshman with players than you,” he said. “That’s 72 this season and had 18 points first and foremost. They’ve got and eight rebounds when the two great fans, a great following — schools first met Feb. 18. Smith said Tech’s leading energetic, enthusiastic. You find scorer, senior me a tough forward Jaye place to Crockett, play and might not I’ll show play either you a probecause of an gram that injured knee. has very “I know talented that Joel players Embiid is into start jured,” Smith with. Bassaid. “Jaye ketball is Crockett a game of may not play runs and for us either. droughts. He’s nursing When you that knee. He have those hasn’t been droughts himself for and the a while. He opposing TUBBY SMITH tried to go in team gains COACH our last game that moMEN’S BASKETBALL against Baymentum, lor, but he’s especially just not himif you’re self. We don’t want to do any more on the road, it’s tough.” The Jayhawks leading re- damage, so he probably won’t play b o u n d e r a n d s h o t b l o c k e r, tomorrow night.” Smith said it’s a tough blow for freshman center Joel Embiid, has been ruled out of the final the team to only have Crockett two games of the season to at 75 to 80 percent health, with
This is my first trip. We just got to play hard, have our rotations and hustle. Looking forward to holding him, whoever takes his (Embiid) spot.
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Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic changes schedule The Texas Tech softball team announced this weeke n d ’s J e a n n i n e M c H a n e y Memorial Classic will have schedule changes due to low temperatures forecasted in Lubbock on Saturday. The Lady Raiders will now open the tournament Thursday evening in a doubleheader at Rocky Johnson Field. They will start off with UT Arlington at 5:30 p.m. and play Northern Colorado at 8 p.m. On Friday, Tech will only play one game against New
Mexico State at 5:30 p.m. They will close out the tournament with another doubleheader Sunday against Northern Colorado at 12:30 p.m. and Abilene Christian 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. This is the fourth-straight season for the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic, which honors former athletics department administrator Jeannine McHaney. McHaney was Tech’s first volleyball coach, who served
him being the leading scorer and rebounder for the team. “That’s one of the reasons we’ve struggled of late,” Smith said. “He’s not a guy that’s going to complain.” Tech redshirt freshman Aaron Ross will be making his first trip to Lawrence and said he is ready to stop whoever takes Embiid’s place in the lineup. “This is my first trip,” he said. “We just got to play hard, have our rotations and hustle. Looking forward to holding him, whoever takes his (Embiid) spot.” Tech is 2-6 on the road in conference games this season and has lost five consecutive Big 12 games. Smith said playing good defense will be the key to beating Kansas, and he wants his younger players to continue to improve. “Just like the (first) Kansas game, loose ball, it wasn’t a second shot but it was a second opportunity and we didn’t shut that second opportunity down,” he said. “That’s the area that concerns me. But defensively, we’ve made great strides all year long. “At this time of the year, you want to make sure that the young players and the returning players know that they’re appreciated and are needed back and they need to get better.” ➤➤email@example.com
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Anaheim Ducks get defenseman Robidas from Dallas Stars, also deal Penner, Fasth ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Stephane Robidas isn’t a flashy player, the sturdy defenseman could be exactly what the high-flying Anaheim Ducks need in their Stanley Cup chase. The Ducks acquired Robidas from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday for a conditional fourth-round pick in this year’s draft. The overall NHL leaders made three deals on the day before the league’s trade deadline, shaking up their roster with 20 games left in the regular season. Anaheim also sent backup goalie Viktor Fasth to Edmonton and shipped forward Dustin Penner to Washington. Although the 37-year-old Robidas won’t return from a broken leg for at least two more weeks, the Ducks were eager to acquire a hard-nosed veteran with superior passing skills and a nasty edge to his game. They’re all attributes Anaheim could use in its attempt to back up its outstanding regular season with playoff success. The Ducks lead the NHL with 91 points and three straight victories heading into Wednesday’s
game against Montreal, but they’ve won just one playoff series since winning their franchise’s only Stanley Cup title in 2007. Robidas knew he probably didn’t have a future with the Stars, who haven’t discussed a contract extension with him. When he heard Anaheim was interested, he jumped at the chance to play in the postseason for the first time since 2008, when Dallas eliminated the defending champion Ducks in the first round. “We’re going for a Stanley Cup, and that’s what I’ve been waiting for for a long time,” said Robidas, who is joining his fourth NHL club. “I think it’s a great opportunity for me, and I’m just very excited for the chance the Ducks are giving me.” Robidas hasn’t played since breaking his leg against Chicago on Nov. 29 while crashing into the boards behind the net, but he has been participating extensively in practice. He had four goals and one assist in 24 games for the Stars this season. “Everything has been going really well,” Robidas said of his recovery. “I’ve just got a few little things I need
to get a little more comfortable.” Robidas should add experience and toughness to a defense that has spent the entire season without veteran Sheldon Souray, who got hurt in summer training. Robidas should be familiar to some Ducks fans from that 2008 playoff series in which Anaheim’s Todd Marchant accidentally broke Robidas’ nose with the puck — and Robidas returned to the game shortly afterward. “That’s how I play,” Robidas said. “I’m not a finesse player. I know my role. I know what I need to do. I know how I need to play, and I’m not going to change the way I’ve been playing. I’m going to be the same player, and I think that’s why they came and they got me.” Robidas is seventh in Dallas club history with 704 games played. He has 211 points in two stints with Dallas, his home for all but 45 NHL games since 2002. The draft pick acquired by the Stars becomes a third-rounder if the Ducks reach the Western Conference finals and Robidas plays in half their playoff games.