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PORT BOLIVAR (AP) — Peering through binoculars and small portable telescopes mounted on tripods, two conservationists stood near the beach on Texas’ Bolivar Peninsula on Tuesday, searching for birds that might have tar-like oil on them from a weekend spill in the nearby Houston Ship Channel. Kristen Vale — who wore a cap with the words “Protect Piping Plovers,” a reference to a type of shorebird — spotted a small brownish bird darting across the sand. “A least sandpiper with oil on its belly,” Vale told colleague Pete Deichmann, who jotted down the information in a green notebook. Both Vale and Deichmann work for the Houston chapter of the National Audubon Society and were conducting a survey of the Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary, an area of salt marshes, mud flats and beach that can have up to 10,000 birds daily.

Planned Parenthood to open $5M abortion clinic SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Planned Parenthood will open a $5 million abortion clinic in San Antonio that adheres to strict new standards adopted last year by Texas lawmakers, according to an official with the organization. Planned Parenthood South Texas President and CEO Jeffrey Hons said at a fundraising event Monday that the facility will follow new ambulatory surgical standards. He says $3.5 million has been raised so far for construction. An estimated 16 clinics across the state have closed since the new law went into effect, according to the San Antonio ExpressNews. Additional clinics are expected to close in the coming months. The law includes a stipulation that clinic doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Critics of the law say women’s access to legal abortions has been severely limited. The Rio Grande Valley, for example, is now without a clinic.

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PAM BRINK, PRESIDENT of the Lubbock Heritage Society speaks at the Save the Godbold event on Tuesday outside of Cafe J. Members of the Lubbock community came together to support saving the Godbold Center, formerly the Plains Clinic and the the St. Mary’s Hospital, which will potentially be sold to build a high-rise hotel.

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The Lubbock Heritage Society is currently in a fight to save one of Lubbock’s historic buildings. The Godbold Center, previously known as St. Mary’s Hospital, is in the process of being sold to Clayton Isom. During a press conference Tuesday, Pam Brink, president of the Lubbock Heritage Society, expressed her concern about the Godbold Center and rallied supporters to help keep the building preserved. “There is no definitive answer about tearing the center down,” Brink said. “The status is that Carlton Godbold, who owns the Godbold Center, is in a contractual relationship with Clayton Isom to sell him this property.” The property currently serves as a shopping center and is being leased by Chrome and Café J. As opposed to demolishing the land, the Lubbock Heritage Society has several ideas on how to repurpose the heritage building. THE LUBBOCK HERITAGE Society gave out buttons and yard signs to promote the Save The Godbold event Tuesday outside Cafe J.

Scientists observe closest supernova of generation By AMY CUNNINGHAM Staff Writer

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A team of researchers, including David Sand, a Texas Tech assistant professor in the physics department, recently observed the closest supernova in more than 40 years. Discovered in late January, the supernova’s data will help scientists learn more about the universe and its expansion, Sand said. “Supernovas are exciting,” he said. “When one explodes very nearby, we want to use it the best we can. This supernova was the nearest one since the ‘70s or ‘80s.” A spectroscopic camera, built by Sand, observes this recent supernova, he said, and it can robotically observe new supernovas soon after their discovery to collect data. When a star explodes and dies, a supernova occurs, Sand said, and many different

forms exist. Sand and his fellow researchers have observed one kind in particular, known as a Type 1a supernova. “That’s the explosion of a white dwarf star,” he said, “so kind of a dead star. Something has to feed matter to this star, and there’s a certain mass limit it can reach. A white dwarf can only be 1.4 solar masses, so it can be a little more massive than the sun and that’s it. Then, it explodes.” Sand said astronomers use these supernovas to calculate the expansion of the universe. He said measuring distances is one of the hardest things to do in astronomy. Type 1a explosions aid in learning more about dark energy and the rate of expansion, he said. All Type 1a supernovas occur at around the same mass, allowing scientists to use it as a reference. SUPERNOVA continued on Page 2 ➤➤

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A TEAM OF Texas Tech researchers observed a supernova, the closest in 40 years.

SGA President plans on traveling to TECHniques center offers tutoring Washington, will lobby for Greek life opportunity for students on campus By DIEGO GAYTAN Staff Writer

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Texas Tech’s Student Government Association President Luke Cotton will travel to Washington D.C. on April 27 to advocate the support of the Collegiate Infrastructure and Housing Act of 2013. The Collegiate Housing Act looks to amend the Internal Revenue code of 1986, according to the proposed bill. If the amendment to the code is passed, greater tax benefits would be given to fraternity and sorority housing donors. Cotton said the passage of the amendment

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Having a learning disability can make everyday class life much more difficult. The TECHniques center is a service of the Student Disabilities Services and offers students with learning disabilities weekly tutoring for whatever classes they are in. Larry Phillippe, the center’s managing director, said spots in the center are open on a first-come, first-serve basis. “It has been full for the last five years,” Phillippe said, “and we have also had a waiting list

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The Vagina Monologues: Sneak Preview Night Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Human Sciences Building So, what is it? Tech Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance is hosting the 7th annual community production of The Vagina Monologues. The event is free, but donations will be accepted.

Penguin Plunge Time: 10 a.m. Where: Science Spectrum Museum So, what is it? All ages are welcome to come out and enjoy this exhibit featuring real-life penguins.

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Decorate Your Own Cookie Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Student Union Building Courtyard So, what is it? Stop by and decorate your own cookie for free. Supplies will be provided.

Matador Singers & Women’s Chorale Concert Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: Hemmle Recital Hall So, what is it? Come out and enjoy this free performance by the Matador Singers and Women’s Chorale.

Harry Potter House Cup Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: Matador Room, Student Union Building So, what is it? This is an opportunity for Harry Potter fans to prove how well they know the wizarding world

Thursday Night Movies: KHUMBA Time: 10 p.m. Where: Escondido Theatre, Student Union Building So, what is it? This movie is free with a student ID.

To make a calendar submission email dailytoreador@ttu.edu. 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.

POLICE BLOTTER

Monday 9:57 a.m. — A Texas Tech officer arrested a student for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the 2400 block of Glenna Goodacre after a traffic stop. The student was transported to the Lubbock County Jail. 11:23 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft at Clement Residence Hall. An unsecured envelope of money was taken. 12:58 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft at the south bicycle rack at the Marsha Sharp Center. A se-

cured Genesis bicycle and lock were taken. 1:03 p.m. — A Tech Officer investigated criminal mischief at Coleman Residence Hall. An oven was damaged. 3:39 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident at the intersection of 18th Street and Boston Avenue. A cyclist failed to yield right of way at an intersection and was struck by a motor vehicle. Emergency Medical Services transported the cyclist to the University Medical Center Emergency Room. 8:32 p.m. — A Tech officer documented a medical emergency at the student l i b r a r y. A s t u d e n t h a d a seizure. Emergency Medical Services transported the student to the University Medical Center Emergency Room. Information provided by B.J. Watson of the Texas Tech Police Department.

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With the world’s oil reserves beginning to dry up, new sources of energy are taking the forefront, but Mother Nature may have a different plan for hydropower in Texas. The Lower Colorado River Authority was once the major source of hydropower in the state of Texas but is now experiencing less of an ability to generate power because of the small amount of rainfall Texas is experiencing, according to the LCRA website. “We have curtailed our irrigation customers in the past two years,” Ryan Rowney, vice president for water operations with the LCRA, said. “When we’ve had plenty of water in the past, we would release water for hydropower to those downstream farmers 12 or 18 hours a day. Since we have been curtailed, we have not been passing water down to those farmers, so that has resulted in less hydropower being utilized.” In the past, the dams’ generating stations can supply up to 292 mega-

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“There is an awful lot of interesting ideas on how to repurpose a heritage building like that,” Brink said. “We would like to create a boutique hotel.” An event center for weddings was also among the ideas suggested by Brink. Although the Lubbock Heritage Center has opposed Isom in his quest to build a low-end hotel, they have openly stated their will-

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“It’s kind of like a 60-watt light bulb,” Sand said. “If you know something’s a 60-watt light bulb, and you see it in the distance, you can calculate how far away it is by how much energy it’s putting out.” However, scientists have much to learn about these candle supernovas, he said. As a result, when a star explodes close to the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers must study and observe it in order to gain more information about the universe, he said. Relatively close, the M82 galaxy is approximately 11.5 million light years away from Earth, according to NASA’s website. Andy Howell, a staff scientist for the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, said observing the supernova will provide astronomers with more information about why supernovas happen. “Even though we’ve known about these supernovae for hun-

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“The act would make things a little more enticing for Greek donors to give back to their Greek affiliates,” Cotton said. “They will be able to claim that on their taxes that they gave out charitable donations.” Te x a s S t a t e S G A P r e s i dent Vanessa Cortez has been

watts of electric power, according to the website, which makes up 2 percent of annual energy requirements. This number has dropped, Rowney said, and is only being fueled by the water moving through the system for municipal and industrial use, such as drinking water. “We have two storage reservoirs that were primarily filled for drinking water so we’re always moving water through,” he said. “This happens every day for about two or three hours a day. We try to schedule this during peak electrical demand periods so we keep putting electricity on the grid.” An end to the drought is on the horizon, he said, because an El Niño has been predicted in the near future to bring more rain, but the LCRA is also working to test new programs to approve the efficiency of the dams. The executives from LCRA have spent $26.7 million and will spend another $41 million in the next decade to increase the efficiency of these dams, which will increase the electricity being generated, according to the website.

“We’re doing a lot of things to curtail our users and make our efforts more efficient and realistic,” Rowney said. “We’re really just trying to manage our resource during this period of drought. The El Niño will bring us more rain, but even though that’s on the horizon, it will be a while before we see any effect on Texas weather.” Texas hydropower plays a unique role in the operation of the state, he said. In the past, Texas has done a lot with coal, natural gas and oil, he said, but with the hydropower there are less environmental costs and it helps usher Texas into the green age. “Texas is a semi-arid state. We don’t have the huge snowmelt or rainfall so what little hydropower we have is small,” he said. “It’s renewable and cheap though, so it helps us as well as the consumers we provide to.” During a drought, conservation is stressed to consumers as they are urged by many officials to use less water, Robert Cullick, an LCRA consultant said. Ken Rainwater, a professor with

the Texas Tech Water Resources Center, said during a drought both farmers who use the water to keep their crops growing and the private consumers who use the water around the home need to curtail their water usage so there is enough water to go around. “Your hydropower becomes an innocent bystander of the conditions around it,” Cullick said. “With less usage, less water travels through the turbines to generate the energy.” If this drought doesn’t end soon, Rowney said the water will soon drop to levels that won’t be able to spin the turbines and create this energy. While this will not cause an energy shortage, the lack of hydropower in Texas will end the expansion into this new kind of energy and cause Texas to once again rely on the nonrenewable sources of energy that have been so common in Texas’ history. “We’re at the mercy of Mother Nature,” Rowney said. “All we can do is hope for more rain.”

ingness to work together in order to repurpose the building. Before the property was turned into a shopping center, it was used by doctors who practiced in the Plains Clinic and nuns who served in the St. Mary’s hospital. According to a Lubbock Heritage Society news release, the heritage center wants to save the building because births and deaths and undoubtedly miracles have occurred in the building, perhaps even to members of citizens’ families. Kristen, a manager at Chrome,

expressed her concern to keep the historical building by displaying a “Save the Godbold” sign in front of her store. “This community is very tight knit, especially the Tech terrace area, and very protective of its history,” she said. “Lubbock has so few historical buildings left, that I think people start feeling a bit of the past being taken away from them.” Although the sale of the property is not concrete, Chrome wants the community to know they support the Lubbock Heritage Soci-

ety’s mission to keep the building intact, she said. The Godbold Center is an active part of Lubbock’s history, Brink said. To show support, Brink said everyone is encouraged to show up to rallies and voice opinions. Students can go to savethegodbold.com, Brink said, to sign a petition. Supporters may also order a yard sign, bumper sticker and a button. If participants give their address, they will deliver the items to them.

dreds of years, the details about how they explode and even what kind of stars remain a mystery,” Howell SAND said. “Sometimes you can only make a breakthrough with a close explosion. Right now, we’re in the data-gathering phase, and the data is exquisite.” In a year or two, theorists will create models, which will attempt to fit the data, Howell said. For now, observers of different calibers can view the supernova, Sand said. “It will be easily visible for a long time,” Sand said. “It is so bright that it is very accessible to amateurs. You can’t really see it with binoculars anymore, but you could for a few days. Anyone with a normal-sized telescope can go out and still see the supernova.” Amateur astronomers first observed the supernova approximately eight days after it exploded,

according to a Tech news release. “Eventually we got word that it was real, and we were very excited,” Howell said. “We started scheduling every telescope we could and calling all our friends to ask them to observe it. There was excitement, but also nervousness, because if we didn’t get observations, we may miss the chance of a lifetime.” Sands said despite advances in technology, scientists do not know when a nearby supernova occurs for several days. He said the data collected would have been more exciting to scientists if they had discovered the explosion sooner. “The earliest times after a supernova explosion tell you the most,” he said. “If you study the supernova soon after it happens, then you can learn more about the star it came from.” Researchers used Hubble Space Telescope data to figure out how the star exploded, Ariel Goobar, a Stockholm University professor, said in a news release. Sand said he believes when two

white dwarf stars somehow collided and the sum exceeded the mass limit, the supernova occurred. “Until very recently, the leading model for standard candle supernovae was thought to include a companion star,” Goobar said in the release, “from which material was stripped by the white dwarf until the accumulated mass could no longer be sustained by the outwards pressure, leading to a runaway thermonuclear explosion. The observations of this supernova are challenging for this theoretical picture.” Scientists will be able to study the supernova for years, Sand said, as they gain more data every day. He and other researchers are working on a scientific paper about the presence of carbon in the supernova’s aftermath, and he will write a proposal to collect more data beginning next year, he said. “It’s the nearest supernova in a generation,” he said. “It’s one of these cool discoveries that probably won’t happen again until I’m an old man.”

collaborating with Cotton regarding the Collegiate Infrastructure and Housing Act. “Anyone that donates COTTON to a fraternity o r s o r o r i t y, that money cannot be used for their (fraternities and sororities)

housing improvement, and to get a tax deduction,” Cortez said. “Essentially some houses are unsafe, they are not up to date.” Houses that are up to date are more expensive for students, Cortez said. “I think that houses for sororities and fraternities are such a key aspect,” she said. “It’s where people have their chapter meetings, where many people live and I think many

people would donate more just because they would know that they would be given a deduction and improvements would be made to student housing.” Although Tech’s fraternity and sorority members do not use their organization’s housing as a residence, Tech fraternities and sororities can still benefit, Cotton said. “I know that with Tech we are in a weird situation because we don’t particularly live in our fraternity and sorority houses,” he said. “The bill itself does not exclude us from receiving that extra tax benefit being that we don’t have as many people living at our houses.” Cotton will be speaking with the office of Congressman Randy Neugebauer. “I will be asking for his support and co-sponsor on the resolution,” Cotton said. “I would be going to him and explaining the benefits of cosponsoring this.” The bill was introduced on April 9, 2013, and it currently has 69 co-sponsors. Cotton will return from the lobbying trip May 1.

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Rare Tennessee Williams story published NEW YORK (AP) — Before his mother became the model for Blanche DuBois of “A Streetcar Named Desire” and his sister the inspiration for Laura Wingfield of “The Glass Menagerie,” Tennessee Williams drew upon a college girlfriend — if only in name — to tell a story of desire, drunkenness and regret. “Crazy Night” is a work of short fiction unseen by the general public until this month’s release in the spring issue of The Strand Magazine, a quarterly based in Birmingham, Mich. The story is narrated by a college freshman who confides about his romance with a senior, Anna Jean. Williams, while attending the University of Missouri at Columbia, briefly dated fellow student Anna Jean O’Donnell and wrote poetry about her. “It (‘Crazy Night’) seems to have been written when Williams was rather young, probably around

the 1930s,” said Strand managing editor Andrew Gulli, who has previously unearthed works by Mark Twain, Joseph Heller and Robert Louis Stevenson. “The funny thing is that Williams in his notebooks and memoirs went into a lot of detail about his love affairs but with Anna Jean he made only a passing mention. Could this be the missing piece of the puzzle?” Gulli found the story in the University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center, one of the country’s top literary archives. “Crazy Night” is set on an unnamed campus in the early ‘30s, after the stock market crash of October 1929 and before the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, when “students graduating or flunking out of college had practically every reason for getting drunk and little or nothing that was fit to drink.” The title refers to a ritual at the end of spring term dur-

ing which students are expected to binge on alcohol and sex, a bacchanal “feverishly gay” on the surface but “really the saddest night of the year.” “There is a theme of disappointment, the old ‘mendacity theme’ from ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,’” Gulli says. “He could show how beneath the cloak of respectability his characters had horrible insecurities and dark secrets. Williams was a master of showing the desperation and need humans have for companionship and was equally skilled at showing how relationships go sour and lead to cynicism.” Williams was celebrated for his plays, but he wrote short stories for decades, many appearing in the 1985 anthology “Tennessee Williams: Collected Stories.” In the book’s introduction, Williams’ friend Gore Vidal wrote that the stories were essentially a fictionalized diary for Williams, who died in 1983.

Roadside hit-and-run alerts become law in Colorado Dragon eggs, chairs covered in knives and armor masks surrounding a room — no, this isn’t a scene of the HBO fantasy drama “Game of Thrones.” Skyviews of Texas Tech hosted a themed dinner based on the critically acclaimed show Tuesday night. Mike Nghiem, general manager and lab administrator at Skyviews restaurant, said the dinner is part of a series created as a senior project for restaurant, hotel and institutional management students. “So every single student at one point in the semester will not only be the manager, who is kind of in charge, but they’ll wait tables, they’ll bar-back, they’ll host, they’ll cook, they’ll prep, they’ll wash dishes,” he said, “so they’ll do everything in the restaurant, so that way they can know what it’s like to be in every position and in every role, and they can be more effective managers that way.” Students are also in charge of decorating, music choices and marketing of their event, he said. Nghiem said he and his executive chef get together at the

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MASKS AND SWORDS are laid out as decorations and to use in photos during the Game of Thrones Dinner Series Tuesday at the Skyviews Restaurant.

COOPER RUTTELA, A sophomore restaurant hotel and institutional management major from Yorba Linda, Calif., uses dry ice to make a special dish during the Game of Thrones Dinner Series Tuesday at the Skyviews Restaurant.

beginning of the semester and come up with the 12 themes of these dinners. They focus on themes they think will be fun, accessible to the public and lend themselves to make menus based on their themes. “We wanted to do something

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Fukushima nuke worker life gets recorded as manga TOKYO (AP) — First off, no one who works at Japan’s wrecked nuclear power plant calls it Fukushima Dai-ichi, comic-book artist Kazuto Tatsuta says in his book about his time on the job. It’s ichi efu, or 1F. It’s not “hell on earth,” but a life filled with a careful routine to protect against radiation. A good part of the day is spent putting on and taking off protective layer after layer: hazmat suits, gloves, boots and filtered masks. Even bus and van interiors are covered in plastic. Workers say they will lose their jobs if they talk to reporters and their bosses find out. That makes Tatsuta’s manga, “1F: The Labor Diary Of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant,” a rare look at the nuclear plant that suffered three meltdowns after the 2011 tsunami, and will take decades to decommission. Tatsuta worked at the plant from June to December 2012 in part because he was struggling as a manga artist, but “1F” is his biggest success yet. The opening episode won a

newcomer award and was published last year in Morning, a weekly manga magazine with a circulation of 300,000. The first several episodes are coming out as a book next month, and publisher Kodansha Ltd. plans on turning “1F” into a series. Tatsuta said “1F” is not about taking sides on the debate over nuclear power, but simply a story of what it’s like to work there. “I just want to keep a record for history. I want to record what life was like, what I experienced,” he told The Associated Press in his studio outside Tokyo this week. Tokyo Electric Power Co, the utility that runs Fukushima Daiichi, rarely provides media access to the inner workings of the plant, except for orchestrated press tours. Tatsuta is a pen name. The 49-year-old artist asked that his real name not be used for fear of being barred from working at the plant in the future. He said the job is surprisingly similar to other construction work, which also carries its risks, such as flying sparks and crashing walls.

“I never felt I was in physical danger. You can’t see radiation,” he said. Tatsuta’s story, complete with drawings of shattered reactor buildings, brings to life everyday details — how gloves get drenched with sweat, or how annoyingly itchy a nose can get behind the mask. Laughter and camaraderie fill the rest area, where drinks and food are plentiful but there are no flushing toilets. In one telling scene, an elderly worker says: “This is like going to war.” Drawings show the daily routine, different kinds of masks, the layout of the grounds. After Tatsuta had to quit when his radiation exposure neared the annual legal limit of 20 millisieverts, he decided to put down what he had undergone in manga. Almost every profession — baseball player, “salaryman,” samurai, chef — has been depicted in manga, exemplified in acclaimed works such as Osamu Tezuka’s “Astro Boy” and Oscar-winning Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away.” But no manga had ever depicted the life of the nuclear worker.

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will be the first state to issue statewide roadside and broadcast alerts for hit-and-run crashes under a bill signed into law Tuesday. The law creates an Amber Alert-style notification system when authorities are looking for vehicles involved in serious hitand-run crashes. The system includes quickly alerting the media and issuing bulletins on electronic highway signs that describe the fleeing vehicles. It will be implemented next year. “It allows us to push back against hit and run,” Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said. “And I think people feel that they get away with this, and as we do a better job of apprehending them, that will change.” The notifications will be called “Medina Alerts,” after 21-year-old

valet worker Jose Medina, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Denver three years ago. When Medina was struck by a car, a Metro Taxi driver followed the vehicle, wrote down its license plate number and helped authorities locate the driver. Medina’s mother, Linda, wiped away tears during Tuesday’s signing ceremony as she stood next to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, who put his arm around her to comfort her. “I believe that Jose is smiling down on all of us in the state of Colorado and thanking us,” Hancock said before the bill signing. Denver and Aurora already have citywide Medina Alerts, created by former police officer Larry Stevenson. During the two years they’ve been in place, there have

been 17 alerts that resulted in 13 cases being solved. Stevenson said Colorado’s law sets up the first statewide hit-andrun alert system. “It becomes the template for the country, if not the globe,” Stevenson said. He added Washington state, Oregon, Nebraska and Utah are interested in following suit. Stevenson also helped launch the “Taxis on Patrol” program with Metro Taxi, which trains drivers to notify law enforcement about suspicious activity. At the time of the hit-and-run that killed Medina, the program was less than a day old. After Medina’s memorial, Stevenson had a conversation with Medina’s mother. “She just made that comment, ‘Don’t let them forget about my baby,’” Stevenson said.


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Popular view of Africa incorrect, stereotypical Francis Cobbinah to be a place engulfed in filth, poverty and disease. This knowledge is based on mere hearsay; it is untrue and fails to recognize the truth about Africa and the decent steps being taken to make the continent a better place. To start up, Africa is the second largest and most populous continent in the word. At about 11.7 million square miles including adjacent islands, it covers 6 percent of the Earth’s total surface area and about 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1.1 billion people as of 2013, Africa accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s human population. Africa is made up of a total of 53 countries. Just like every society around the globe, people in Africa can

be grouped into the upper class, the middle class and the lower class. There is no continent in the world that can boast of only upper class citizens, and so it is for Africa. To address the questions of the masses, people in Africa live in houses, are happy and hospitable people and live comfortable lives. There are families in Africa who own luxurious yachts, custom-made private jets, huge mansions and can afford all of the things money can buy. There are the ones that can travel anywhere in the world for family vacations and can comfortably foot the bills. However, there are also people in Africa who struggle to afford three square

meals per day. The reality is that this is not peculiar only to Africa. There are such people in every nook and cranny of the world. What makes the difference between the rich and the poor is not their location, but rather their focus and determination. Most of the countries in Africa are developing. However, forbes.com reports, “according to projections from the Wo r l d B a n k , nine of the 15 countries in the world with the highest rate of fiveyear economic growth are in Africa. The World Bank estimates that Africa is likely to grow by 4.7 percent over the next five years. Economists expect much slower growth in

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very now and then, I get fellow students asking me questions about Africa. I recall a friend who asked, “Do you live in houses back in Africa?” I am not in the least perturbed when such questions come my way. I just feel a bad picture has been painted about Africa which has brought about unhealthy stereotypes and misconceptions. For this reason, I find myself explaining “the real Africa” to all who ask me about it. In truth, the average young man in the U.S. might not know the geographical location within which Africa lies. This is perfectly understandable. It is, therefore, not surprising that Sarah Palin, a former Governor of Alaska and former vice presidential nominee, thought Africa was one big country and not a continent. Many people who know or have heard about Africa have very fallacious and flawed definitions as to what Africa really is. These people perceive Africa

places like the United States and U.K. over the next few years.” Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a social rights activist and 1984 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, are among many outstanding global icons who have come out of Africa. A seemingly impoverished and unrecognized continent cannot birth these influential individuals because it is common knowledge that people are greatly influenced by their communities. The fact that these individuals came from Africa only goes to prove that Africa has a lot to offer and has often been woefully misrepresented. Africa has had some morally corrupt political leaders who, in their quest to amass personal and political gain, have incited civil wars. Nevertheless, these are individual countries and cannot be equated to the entire continent as a “war-loving” territory. We can all admit how unfairly treated we have felt at one point in time, when people

in generalizing the bad deeds of others have included us in their generalization when we were innocent. This is exactly how the African continent is being treated. Some countries have committed certain blunders and it is being held unfairly against the entire African continent when it should never be so. Africa, just like every continent, has had its own problems to deal with. The continent is, however, not as bad as it has been painted. It is not a place of abject poverty, filth, diseases and intolerant people. Africa, on the other hand, is a continent with immense socioeconomic investment potential, healthy and hospitable people, abundant natural resources, wonderful tourist attractions and a bright future. Let us erase all the untrue stories and spread the right message. Cobbinah is a freshman petroleum engineering major from Accra, Ghana. ➤➤ opinions@dailytoreador.com

Perry should focus on young Texans looking for work Buffett’s $1 billion bracket participants had no chance The Daily Texan (U. Texas)

Gov. Rick Perry has never been shy about singing Texas’ praises — not least since his presidential campaign a few years ago. Perry has spent the past few years traveling around the country trumpeting what he calls the “Texas miracle,” or the relative resilience of our economy in the financial crisis, to lure businesses to the state. In ads and speeches, Perry has touted the state’s low taxes and generally business friendly environment as incentives to set up shop in Texas. It’s impossible to know how many companies have been swayed by Perry’s rhetoric, but the movement of jobs to the state shows that many companies find Texas an attractive place to do business. From January 2013 to January 2014 alone, the state added 322,400 jobs. All those new jobs translate into a low statewide unemployment rate. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the unemployment rate stood at 5.7 percent in January, the lowest it had been since November 2008. But recent data from the Brookings Institution shows that in many of Texas’ largest metropolitan areas, including Austin-Round Rock, astonishingly high percentages of young people are being

left out of the job market. In the Austin metropolitan area, the employment rate for 16- to 19-year-olds stands at 24.1 percent, while the employment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds comes in at 64.1 percent. Both of these figures put the city in the bottom half of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas. For purposes of comparison, the San Antonio area had the 50th-highest employment rate for the younger group and 45th highest for the older group. The Houston area fared even worse, with a 77th-place ranking for the 16- to 19-year-olds and a 56th-place ranking for the 20- to 24-year-olds. What this data shows is that while Perry may be happy with the state of the Texas economy, he’s forgetting about young Texans when he declares the health of the Texas economy a “miracle.” While the state continues to add jobs, they are clearly not reaching young people like they should. Admittedly, the youth employment rate is always lower than the general employment rate, even in a good economy, according to Martha Ross, a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, D.C., and a co-author of the report. This is especially true in areas with high numbers of college students, like Austin, or high numbers of high school dropouts, like the McAllen

area, which posted the lowest employment rate for the 20- to 24-year-old age group. But while the statewide employment rate continues to rise, the youth employment rate has decreased significantly since 2000, particularly in the Austin area. As reported in the Austin American-Statesman, from 2000 to 2012, the employment rate for 16- to 19-year-olds in Central Texas fell by 17.8 percentage points, while the employment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds fell by 7.3 percentage points. Both of these decreases put the area dead last among Texas metropolitan areas. But while the youth employment rate has its flaws as a measure of the health of the economy, the downward trends in Austin and disappointing youth labor markets in other major Texas cities cast a definite pall over the job searches of both current students and recent graduates of UT. Instead of trumpeting the universal success of the Texas economy, Perry should focus on those who haven’t benefited from the mass influx of jobs and search for ways to bring them into the fold. Luckily, he won’t be starting from square one. While there are no easy solutions to the youth unemployment problem in Texas, several groups are already trying to suss out its causes and bring it under control. In Central Texas, one of those

groups is the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Drew Scheberle, senior vice president of education and talent development, said Thursday that the chamber has been tracking the youth employment rate in the region and hasn’t figured out what’s keeping it so low. “[The problem has] been on our radar for the past two years,” Scheberle said. “We haven’t been able to figure out why it’s happening, but once we figure that out, we can figure out how to address it.” That’s not to say the Chamber of Commerce doesn’t have its theories. As Scheberle noted, the Austin area has created a significant number of jobs in retail and hospitality, but those jobs, which require little education, seem to be largely bypassing young people. Scheberle mentioned this trend in reference to local high school students, but given the local youth employment figures, it could just as well apply to college students. The current state of the youth labor market in Texas defies easy explanations or solutions, but that doesn’t mean it’s a problem worth ignoring. Clearly, Texas has done well at attracting new jobs, but Perry needs to focus more on the problem of youth unemployment in Austin and throughout the state.

Argument that promiscuity related to contraception lacks merit By ISABELLE CAVAZOS

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Though many opposed to birth control use cling to the misconception that women who use it are more “promiscuous” than those who do not, a recent survey in defense of contraceptives proves this is not the case. But the fact that such surveys are necessary to challenge continuing beliefs is troubling. The survey, called the Contraceptive Choice Project, challenges the negative stigma assumed of women using birth control. The survey found that women using no-cost contraceptive methods are not more likely to have multiple sexual partners

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in a single month than they would without them. Participants included 9,256 women and teenage girls who received birth control for a year and were asked to complete a survey before starting, six months after receiving it and again at 12 months. The survey’s main purpose was to observe factors associated with unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, such as having many partners and the frequency of sex. Yet, focusing on these aspects emphasizes the role of birth control as a moral or religious concern. In 2012, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh demeaned a Georgetown University student who spoke out against the school’s refusal to cover

contraception for its female students, calling her a “slut” and said she “wants to be paid to have sex.” Though his beliefs are on the extreme side, it is clear that even two years later the social outlook on birth control has not made much progress if a study, even by implication, needs to justify a woman’s use of contraception. A study is not necessary to determine if a woman’s decision-making is altered when using any method of birth control. While its findings are in favor of the availability of birth control, the goals of the project were still constrained within the expectations of those who fear a woman’s control of her sexual health will lead to more Copyright © 2014 Texas Tech University Student Media/The Daily Toreador. All DT articles, photographs and artwork are the property of The DT and Student Media and may not be reproduced or published without permission. The Daily Toreador is a designated public forum. Student editors have the authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval.

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sex, pregnancies, abortions and STDs. The survey’s results determined that a majority of women did not have more sexual partners and that there was no increase in STDs when using birth control. However, defending contraceptive use by proving it does not make women more promiscuous doesn’t promote how birth control is beneficial to women. Instead, it soothes those concerned with women having control of their bodies. While STDs are certainly part of the conversation, since all contraceptive methods do not prevent them, a woman’s frequency of intercourse or how many partners she chooses to have are irrelevant. 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 dailytoreador@ ttu.edu 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 Media and Communication. Responsibility for the editorial content of the newspaper lies with the student editors.

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Only a few days into March Madness, the NCAA College Basketball Championship is still up for grabs. As is done every year, millions of fans turn their attention toward bracketology, in which fans vie to accurately predict the results of all 63 games of the tournament in order to win several thousand dollars in gift cards and bragging rights. The odds of accurately predicting the winners of the 63 games of the championship are, of course, astronomical. But with billions of dollars on the line, one best believe that fans would turn out in record numbers — or so hoped business magnate Warren Buffett. On Jan. 21, Warren Buffett and president of promotions company SCA Promotions Bob Hamman, in cooperation with Quicken Loans, announced that they would present a cash prize totaling one billion dollars to anyone with a perfect bracket, according to the Wall Street Journal. By Friday, however, it was announced that none of the entrants remain in the running to win the $1 billion NCAA basketball challenge, according to ABC News. This wasn’t a matter of bad luck. With multiple low-ranking teams pulling out upsets in the first games of the championship, Buffett’s billion dollars were always safe and sound. SCA Promotions assists companies in organizing promotional events from sponsorships to prizes on TV shows and has a business model centered on giving away products and money to consumers — of which the predicted incentives are enticing to companies. Brand recognition and longterm increases in sales are just two of the possible outcomes of a well-executed promotion. It is fairly clear how operations such as My Coke Rewards can rack up free gifts from companies as diverse as Spotify and Delta Airlines when the cost of 30 days of Spotify Premium and a flight to Maui is generally low. One billion dollars, however, is a different story. Comprising more than 10 percent of Buffett’s net wealth, it is easily one of the largest sums SCA Promotions has promoted. Even more interesting is

what Buffett stoo d to gain from giving away that billion. Though Buffett himself is not a company, he serves as the face of his Fortune 500 company, Berkshire Hathaway, which nearly suffered during his decision with Hamman, according to the Wall Street Journal. On Jan. 30, BRK.B finally struck a low it had not seen since the first quarter of 2013. Buffett’s billion-dollar bracket challenge wasn’t about charity or the competition. In all likelihood, the billion-dollar bracket challenge served as nothing more than a publicity stunt. Buffett seemed to be trying to save face and ensure stockholders that he was and continues to be unphased by the plunge of his stock. And it worked. A little more than a week after Buffett announced his March Madness prize, Berkshire Hathaway stock began a steady climb that hasn’t ceased. Buffett stands as the thirdrichest person in the world with $63.7 billion dollars, according to Forbes. Eleven million brackets were entered into ESPN’s tournament — many more than the 8 million entered last year. Buffett could afford to put a billion dollars on the line, especially since the odds were in his favor. What were the chances of winning this incredible prize? Little to none. What has to be one of the more comforting things to Buffett and Hamman is that no one has ever won before. Out of millions of brackets from every year of ESPN’s bracket challenge, not one has ever been able to predict all 63 games. In fact, the chances of filling out that perfect bracket are approximately 1 in 9.2 quintillion, according to Business Insider. Written out that’s 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808. So, it’s no surprise that only a few days into this year’s March Madness, not a single bracket is left sound in Buffett’s challenge. Once again, Buffett instigated a brilliant business move as carefully calculated as any of the companies that Berkshire Hathaway has bought and sold. This time, however, he disguised it as a fun and “free” game. This is not necessarily a bad thing, just a bit more sneaky than we’re used to seeing from our secondwealthiest American — heads up, Bill Gates.

What were the chances of winning this incredible prize? Little to none.

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Most students are freshman and leave after one year, Phillippe said, but they can stay in the program as long as they would like to. “There are some students that really need this support,” he said, “especially in that first year.” The position of tutor is also a tremendous employment opportunity for students on campus, Phillippe said, especially for those that are high academic achievers. It’s a nice way for the tutors to have a job on campus that is beneficial to them as well, he said. “I love to watch the bond that develops between the tutor and the student throughout the semester,” Phillippe said. Ivette Noriega, a graduate student in the department of human development and family studies from El Paso, has been tutoring at the TECHniques center for nine semesters. Noriega has between three and five students she sees regularly each semester, she said. “It depends what classes students are taking as to who they will be paired with,” Noriega said. Spanish, French, and Italian are Noriega’s areas of specialty, she said, although she will sometimes help with social sciences or math. The job has been a fulfilling oncampus occupation, Noriega said. “You work with students for so long,” she said. “Seeing the process of how they’ve grown and how you’ve made an impact in their college experience is amazing.” While the students learn from

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the tutors, Noriega said the tutors stand to learn just as much. Tutors learn about the professional world and get addition experience working with people and knowing how to develop themselves and the person they are working with, Noriega said. “I learn new things every day,” she said. “It is valuable experience for the work force and in face time. I’m thankful to my students because I got to experience that with them.” Michael Debnam, a senior international economics and philosophy major from Colleyville, has been tutoring at the center for two years.

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RYAN DIXON, A graduate student studying public administration from Houston, practices his serve on the tennis courts outside the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center.

Mark Wahlberg guarantees a hit with ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mark Wahlberg, star of the upcoming “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” is promising the fourth installment of the Michael Baydirected franchise will be a huge hit. “For moviegoers all over the world, I guarantee this will take it up a notch,” Wahlberg said Monday at the annual movie-theater convention CinemaCon. Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore said Bay was hesitant to return to the franchise until they were able to zero in on the right story and cast that would capture his imagination. “Michael promised me it would be a very different, stand-alone movie, which it absolutely is,” said Wahlberg. “It is bigger and better than the other three (films) combined. This will be the biggest movie of 2014.” In the action film, Wahlberg, who reteams with Bay after last year’s “Pain and Gain,” plays Cade Yeager, an automobile mechanic who discovers a rundown truck, which is really a transformer. Soon, he’s the target of Autobots, Decepticons and the government. With a series of “Transformers” films, which featured a consistent cast

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including Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson, Wahlberg admitted he’s feeling the pressure of stepping into the shoes of the other actors. But he says he “had to jump at the opportunity because I really feel like it is probably the most iconic franchise in movie history.” Wahlberg was joined on stage by his co-stars and CinemaCon Rising Stars award recipients Nicola Peltz, who plays his daughter, Tessa Yeager, and Jack Reynor, who portrays Tessa’s boyfriend, Shane. But the surprise guest was Wahlberg’s 10-year-old daughter, Ella, who is not in the film, but accompanied her dad to Vegas.

Debnam is currently working as a master tutor, he said, and has several tasks such as meeting with students and running training sessions for the tutors every month. “I have five different students I meet with,” Debnam said. “I help them with all of their subjects, balancing social life, scheduling and anything that goes along with school.” Debnam’s main areas are economics, political science, philosophy and math, he said. The tutors are given some liberty as to how they conduct their sessions, Debnam said. He can make a study guide or game or whatever he feels will help them best.

“I have pretty much complete freedom as long as I stay on topic,” he said. “I try to cater to their learning styles.” The TECHniques center is currently hiring students to tutor for all subjects, and Debnam said he highly recommends the job to anyone who is interested. The job has flexible hours and pays good, he said, and all of the academic counselors are understanding and know what it is like to be a student. “It’s the best job I’ve ever had,” Debnam said, “and I’ve been working since I was 12. It’s definitely a worthwhile experience.”

While there are many races for runners to participate in across the U.S., only one is known as “The Happiest 5K on the Planet.” The Color Run will be hosted in Lubbock at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, and the run will start at Mackenzie Park. The Color Run was founded in January 2012 to promote healthiness, according to its website, and it has since grown to host over 170 events in more than 30 countries. The run is not timed because runners of all skill levels are encouraged to join, according the Color Run website, and more than half of its participants are first-time 5K runners. Andrea Moreno, a graduate student majoring in museum science from Boerne, participated in the Color Run for the first time last year. “My friend actually convinced me to do the run last year,” Moreno said. “We wanted to start running and going to 5K’s and half marathons. We decided that the Color Run would be a fun one to start with.” The Color Run partners with charities, according to its website, and it has raised more than $3 million for charities since its founding. Participants start the run wear-

able evidence, this crash was caused by dangerous driving at speeds much too high for the road in question,” Porsche said in a written statement. “We stand by our Carrera GT and by the investigation.” The conclusion about the speed was based on a “yaw” mark that one of the car’s tires left on the road in an area of industrial office parks in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Witnesses told a sheriff’s deputy that they thought the car could have been traveling in excess of 100 mph. Post-crash investigators noted several issues with the condition of the car, which logged just 3,333 miles as of September despite having several prior owners, including IndyCar driver Graham Rahal: — Its original exhaust system had been modified in a way that could allow it to go faster. — Its left front and right rear tires were about nine years old; the owner’s manual suggests changing the tires after four years. As a result of the age, “the drivability and handling characteristics ... may have been compromised,” the report said. — The car’s left rear brake rotor was worn below manufacturer specifications, but that did not contribute to the crash. Rodas, 38, and Walker, 40, had taken what was supposed to be a quick ride on a clear afternoon from a fundraiser benefiting Reach Out Worldwide, a Walker charity that gives first-response aid to victims of natural disasters. The crash occurred near the fundraiser, and horrified friends of the men raced to the scene.

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Investigators: Unsafe speed caused Paul Walker crash LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Porsche carrying “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker was traveling up to 94 mph when it went out of control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident. The sports car driven by Roger Rodas slammed into a light pole with a 45 mph speed limit sign and burst into flames. Walker and Rodas died at the scene. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol concluded that unsafe speed, not mechanical problems, caused the Nov. 30 crash, the sheriff’s department said Tuesday. Based on post-crash calculations, accident reconstruction specialists with the Highway Patrol believe Rodas was driving his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT between 81 mph and 94 mph, according to their investigative report. The CHP declined comment. The Associated Press reported in December that investigators had found no evidence that the car had mechanical problems and had ruled out debris or other roadway conditions. Subsequently, Porsche sent engineers to California to review the rare car’s wreckage. Though it was badly mangled and burned, the engineers were able to do a thorough analysis. They found no problems with the car’s electrical systems, brakes, throttle, fuel system, steering, suspension or other systems. “The results of the investigation show that, according to all the avail-

ing white, according to the Color Run website, and they are then covered with a different color at the end of each kilometer. “I decided to do the run again because I had so much fun last year,” Moreno said. “Getting covered with colors and looking like a complete mess afterwards is really fun.” After the run is completed, a festival is hosted, according to the Color Run website, and there is music, dancing and massive color throws. To register for the run, individual runners must pay $45 and teams of four or more pay $40 per member, according to the Color Run website. The goal of the Color Run is also to promote happiness, according to its website, and it was named “The Happiest 5K on the Planet” after participants of all ages and backgrounds finished with joyous faces. “People get the image that you’re going to be covered in sweat and feel gross,” Moreno said. “You’re legitimately having a fun time while you’re running. You get to the finish line and you can say you ran a 5K, but you don’t feel like you ran a 5K. You feel awesome.”

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Football team prepares for Midland practice By JEREMY KRAKOSKY

The Red Raiders had five of their 15 official workouts before taking a week off for spring break. Defensive Coordinator Matt Wallerstedt said the team has looked more competitive than it did before the break. “We came out (from the break) good. We didn’t finish going into spring break very good, we didn’t play very good defensively,” Wallerstedt said. “We challenged them (Tuesday) to come out with some fire in their helmets and play more aggressive and play their assignments correct. They did a nice job, I thought, today.” Last season’s starting running back, senior Kenny Williams, is attempting to make a position change to linebacker. Wallerstedt said Williams has been impressive so far in spring practice. “Kenny (Williams) is looking great. He’s acceptable, he’s reliable and he loves football. He’s a kid that has played some special teams and obviously started at tailback last year,” he said. “He wants to come over and help (defensively). He is learning the system and is doing a great job for us. He comes with credibility, the kids look up to him, so we got his leadership to help us out on our side of the ball.”

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With spring practice in full swing, the Texas Tech football team will travel to Midland for the second straight year to workout at 1 p.m. Saturday at Grande Communications Stadium. Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said having a game-style feel will be a good change of pace for the team. “How they play when the lights come on and in front of a crowd (is the most important part of the Midland practice),” Kingsbury said. “Out there, it is just a different environment (from practice). We should have a good crowd and so we’ll see how (the players) react, who steps up and who shies from it.” The practice will be open to the public free of charge, according to a Tech Athletics release. Tech is encouraging fans to come out and plan on tailgating before practice this year. While the specifics of the practice are still to be determined by the coaches, Kingsbury said every player will get the chance show to show their talents. “It won’t be a ton (of plays run), but I would say around the 100 mark,” he said. “Ones vs. ones, twos vs. twos, and threes vs. threes will play.”

After losing All-American tight end Jace Amaro, other receivers will have to increase their production to make up for the loss. Kingsbury singled out junior wide receiver Jakeem Grant and senior wide receiver Bradley Marquez as offensive leaders for the team so far in spring practice. “Jakeem (Grant) continues to shine. His work ethic has come full circle from last year,” Kingsbury said. “Bradley (Marquez) has also had a great spring.” Due to the transfers of other quarterbacks, the Red Raiders are left with two quarterbacks on the spring roster, sophomore Davis Webb and junior Tanner Tausch. Kingsbury said Webb has gained a significant amount of weight in the offseason and has been impressive. “It’s been good (to see Webb’s improvement),” he said. “He has more zip on his throws and is throwing the ball tremendously, so far. I think that’s biggest thing, just upper body strength so he can put more zip on his throws.” Tech will hold an open practice at 8 p.m. April 4 at Jones AT&T Stadium and put on the annual spring game at 11 a.m. April 12. ➤➤jkrakosky@dailytoreador.com

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TEXAS TECH DEFENSIVE lineman Jackson Richards runs a drill during the first spring practice March 5 at the Football Training Facility.

Tech men’s golf wins tournament Pistorius expected to testify at his trial For the first time in more than two years the Texas Tech men’s golf team was tournament champions at the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate tournament on Sunday in Williamsburg, Va., according to a Tech athletics news release. Junior Clement Sordet won the individual part of the tourna-

ment at two under par, according to the release. Tech entered the final round of play up eight strokes on Eastern Michigan. They would extend the lead during a rainy day and win by 13 strkes with No. 48 UNC-Greensboro coming in second, according to the release. The tournament win is the

first for the program since February 2012. Sordet claimed his first individual championship and the first individual tournament win for the Red Raiders this season, according to the release. Junior Matias Dominguez finished just one stroke behind Sordet and claimed second place. ➤➤tdorner@dailytoreador.com

Texas designates former All-Star closer Feliz to minors SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Former World Series and All-Star closer Neftali Feliz was sent to the minor leagues Tuesday by the Texas Rangers. Feliz, the closer for the Rangers when they went to their only World Series in 2010 and 2011, was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. The right-hander allowed 13 hits and five runs in nine spring training games. Texas also Tuesday added right-hander Daniel McCutchen from its minor league camp as a

non-roster invitee, and signed catcher Chris Snyder to a minor league contract with an invitation to the major league camp. Left-handers Rafael Perez and Aaron Poreda were assigned to Round Rock. The Rangers moved Feliz into their starting rotation two springs ago, and he was 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA in eight games (seven starts). But after inflammation in his right elbow and rehab assignments, he had Tommy John ligament replacement surgery Aug. 1, 2012.

Feliz returned late last season, throwing 4 2-3 scoreless innings over six games. Back in the bullpen, Feliz was given a chance this spring to return to the closing role. But the Rangers said last week Joakim Soria, a former two-time All-Star with Kansas City who also had Tommy John surgery in 2012, would be their closer. In the 2011 World Series, Feliz was one strike away from clinching the title for the Rangers in Game 6 before St. Louis rallied.

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Red Raiders win both games in doubleheader By DIEGO GAYTAN Staff Writer

Texas Tech baseball played a doubleheader against the Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions, and won the first game against Pine Bluff with a score of 2-0. In the bottom of the third inning, Tech junior second baseman Bryant Burleson scored the first run of the game after senior third baseman Jake Barrios singled to center field. Tech sophomore catcher Tyler Floyd scored the Red Raiders’ second run of the game at the bottom of the seventh inning after first baseman Eric Gutierrez singled up the middle. Tech sophomore pitcher Matt Withrow received the win after pitching seven innings and only giving up two walks and one hit. Withrow had a career high of 10 strikeouts and went hitless for five and one third innings. Withrow retired 14 consecutive batters until Pine Bluff junior third baseman Joshua Cassidy walked in the top of the sixth inning. After a rough start to the season,

Withrow said he was confident about his pitching. “I feel good,” he said. “Definitely trusting my stuff and letting my defense work for me.” Tech pitcher sophomore Dalton Brown also received his first save of the season after pitching two innings and striking out 3 batters. Tech’s head coach Tim Tadlock said he thought Withrow set the tone for Tech’s pitching for the day. “He set the tone for the day and kind of gave Dylan something to shoot for in the second game,” he said. “Dalton was really good there at the end of the first game and so was Ryan at the end of the second game.” Pitching for Tech continued to be strong as it went on to beat the Golden Lions 5-1 in the second game of the double header. Freshman pitcher Dylan Dusek pitched a season high of seven innings and seven strikeouts. Dusek only gave up three hits. Senior right fielder, Adam Kirsch, scored the first run of the second game after freshman right fielder Stephen

Smith hit a single up the middle of the field at bottom of the fourth inning. The Red Raiders would go on to score two more runs at the bottom of the fifth after sophomore first baseman Eric Gutierrez reached home on Kirsch’s double to the left. Kirsch went on to score the second run of the inning on senior centerfielder, Todd Ritchie’s single to the left side of the field. Tech scored its final two runs when Burleson advanced from third to home after a balk, and after Barrios reached home on Kirsch’s double to right field. Kirsch leads the NCAA this season with 15 doubles. “I like my doubles,” Kirsch said. “I try to hit it gap to gap and try to hit a good pitch and try to hit early in the count.” The Golden Lions only scored one run when freshman catcher Ibrahim Jason advanced from third base to home after Pine Buff junior first baseman Andre Davis grounded out. Tech’s next home game will be against the Texas Longhorns Friday at 6:37 p.m. ➤➤dgaytan@dailytoreador.com

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TEXAS TECH INFIELDER Bryant Burleson throws the ball to first to get out an Arkansas Pine Bluff player on Tuesday at Dan Law Field. The Red Raiders won the first game against the Golden Lions 2-0.

Tech track begins outdoor season in top 20 Baylor continues to win in postseason The performances in the University of Texas San Antonio Texas Challenge Invitational did not only earn the Lady Raiders and Red Raiders first and second place, respectively. The Texas Tech track team’s performances at the outdoor season opener also proved fruitful in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s preseason computer rankings. The USTFCCCA placed both the Lady Raiders and Red Raiders in the top 20, according to a news release from

Tech Athletics. No. 14 is where the men’s team will start off the outdoor season, while the Lady Raiders begin their season a couple spots down at No. 16 in the women’s standings. The computer rankings determined the placement of Tech and many other track programs in the men’s and women’s standings by considering top marks in the current outdoor season so far and the top marks set during the 2013 outdoor season from returning athletes in the system, according to the release.

These appearances in the preseason rankings continue the trend the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders have built over several years. Six consecutive seasons in the top 20 is the tally now for the Red Raiders, which began in 2009, while the Lady Raiders are in their fourth consecutive season in the top 20 at the start of the season, according to the release. Tech competes in the Texas Relays this week, hosted Thursday through Saturday in Austin. ➤➤dhaile@dailytoreador.com

Blackhawks top Stars, move closer to playoff berth CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Shaw and Duncan Keith each had a goal and an assist, and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.

Kris Versteeg and Marian Hossa also scored for Chicago, which needs just one more point to clinch a playoff berth for the sixth straight season. Patrick Sharp added two assists to help Chicago finish 4-1

against Dallas in the Central Division rivals’ regular-season series. Ryan Garbutt scored twice for the Stars, who fell three points behind Phoenix for the final Western Conference playoff berth.

WACO (AP) — Cory Jefferson figures not too many people really know just how good Baylor has been in postseason play. Not even the senior forward had put into perspective what the Bears have done until asked this week about their 17-3 postseason record over the past six seasons, which now includes a third NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. “I’d say it’s a very low percentage, considering I didn’t even know about the 17-3 until just now,” Jefferson said. “It’s not really something that I kept up with, but that sounds like a pretty good record to me.” That is an .850 postseason winning percentage, better than any other Division I team with multiple NCAA appearances in that six-season span. Before those three NCAA tourneys in five years, the Bears made it to an NIT

championship game at Madison Square Garden in 2009 — then won that title last season. “I think it says that we can compete at a high level, and against the best, and we’re one of the best,” said Scott Drew, Baylor’s winningest coach with 204 wins in his 11 seasons. Baylor (26-11), the No. 6 seed in the West Regional, plays No. 2 seed Wisconsin (28-7) on Thursday in Anaheim, Calif. The Bears also made it to NCAA regional semifinal games in 2010 and 2012, winning both before losing in the regional final each time to the eventual national champ. “This year, we had a lot of ups and downs, but we peaked at the right time, and we’re still going,” senior guard Brady Heslip said Tuesday. “Not a lot of people thought we were going to make

the tournament, let alone the Sweet 16. The Sweet 16 wasn’t our goal, so we’re still playing for our goal.” Kentucky is 17-4 (.847) in postseason games since 2009 with a national title two years ago. Baylor beat the Wildcats 67-62 in December at the Dallas Cowboys’ massive NFL stadium, and the two could have a rematch there in the Final Four if both teams win two more games. Stanford is 10-2 in postseason games since 2009, but its two wins to get to this season’s Sweet 16 are the only ones in the NCAAs. The Cardinal were the 2012 NIT champions, and won another game in that event last year. There was also a CBI tourney appearance in that stretch. The Bears have won 12 of 14 games since early February, when they were 2-8 in the Big 12.

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