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As US talks up diplomacy, NKorea takes hard line TOKYO (AP) — The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea’s latest offer of dialogue as a “crafty trick.” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Tokyo that North Korea would find “ready partners” in the United States if it began abandoning its nuclear program. Japan’s foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, also demanded a resolution to a dispute concerning Japanese citizens abducted decades ago by North Korean officials. The diplomats seemed to point the way for a possible revival of the sixnation talks that have been suspended for four years. China long pushed has for the process to resume without conditions. But the U.S. and allies South Korea and Japan fear rewarding North Korea for its belligerence and endless repetition of a cycle of tensions and failed talks that have prolonged the crisis. Kerry’s message of openness to diplomacy was clear, however unlikely the chances appeared that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s government would meet the American’s conditions.
Lawmakers reverse Rainy Day Funds role AUSTIN (AP) — When Texas lawmakers established the state’s economic stabilization fund in 1987, they had just suffered a bleak recession that caused a massive budget shortfall and wanted to set up a savings account to help them through future rainy days. But with the economy booming and the state coffers flush with cash, state leaders are turning the fund’s intended purpose on its head. Instead of using the fund to offset temporary budget gaps, Republican leaders are proposing taking $6 billion out of the $11.8 billion fund to set up two development banks for water and highway projects. The lawmakers who created the fund during the 70th Legislature said it was “to be used primarily to prevent or eliminate temporary cash deficiencies in the state’s general revenues,” according to the original paperwork for the fund. Legislators were tired of the booms and busts of the oil industry sending their state budgets on a rollercoaster. They wanted something to smooth out the dips. Voters approved a constitutional amendment that set aside a portion of the state’s oil and gas revenues to establish what is officially called the Economic Stabilization Fund.
Relay for Life raises money for cancer research
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JASHMIN PATEL, A junior microbiology major from Amarillo, a cancer survivor, and Carolyn Gonzalez-Ortiz, a junior microbiology major from Fort Hood, participate in Relay for Life on Saturday at Memorial Circle. The event was hosted by the American Cancer Society in an effort to raise money for cancer research.
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Texas Tech students, faculty and staff gathered together to sing a happy 100th birthday to the American Cancer Society. Tech hosted its annual Relay for Life celebrations Saturday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Memorial Circle. Brady Gorman, a junior electronic media and
communication major from Lubbock, said one reason he went was to support the cause. “I work with KTXT so it was partially that I needed the hours,” he said. “But, I also realize that cancer is a very serious thing that needs to be addressed.” According to the Tech Relay for Life website, 61 teams were signed up to raise money and more than 1,000 people participated. “I really like what the ACS is trying to convey
with this event,” Gorman said. “You can literally prevent thousands of deaths at this event because of the money raised and the awareness you’re bringing.” Todd Chambers, the department chairman for electronic media and communication, said Relay for Life is the biggest fundraiser ACS does to raise money for cancer research. “The ACS helps educate people about cancer,” he said, “and how many families it actually impacts.”
Chambers said he got involved in Relay for Life in 2006 when he was asked to speak about surviving cancer. “I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in 2004, which had started under my tongue,” he said. “When I heard the news, I was completely shocked and distressed about everything we now had to deal with.” RELAY continued on Page 3 ➤➤
Speakers discuss Lubbock’s future in oil, gas industry By MATT DOTRAY STAFF WRITER
The question of whether the Permian Basin oil boom, which is heading north, has the potential to largely affect Lubbock was discussed Friday during a Drilling Down luncheon hosted by the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance. The focus was on Lubbock’s future in the oil and gas industry. Those in attendance included bankers, professors, researchers, and political and business leaders. “We’re constantly looking for opportunities that will benefit and (diversify) our economy,” Mike Hatley, Director of Business Recruitment for LEDA, said. “Obviously, with everything going on in the oil and gas industry right now, we’re very excited about that. We think that represents an opportunity for Lubbock and for the entire region, for that matter.”
He said the best way to prepare and encourage oil production is to reach out to those with experience, which LEDA did. The event included presentations by John Christmann, vice president of the Permian Region for Apache Corporation, an oil and gas production company, and Ray Walker, senior vice president and chief operating offi cer for Range Resources. The presentations were followed by questions from the audience. To keep pushing and improving the local economy, Hatley said it needs new developments. “We’re just really pleased that (Permian Basin Petroleum Association) agreed to sponsor this with us today,” he said, “in what we hope will be something that we can build on in terms of educating ourselves and in terms of making more informed decisions as we go into the oil and gas business.” OIL continued on Page 2 ➤➤
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JOHN CHRISTMANN, VICE president of the Permian Region at Apache, speaks at the Drilling Down luncheon about Lubbock’s role in the oil and gas industry Tuesday at Jones AT&T Stadium. The luncheon was hosted by the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Texas Tech and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association.
RaiderFest 2013 draws Tech students to activities, concert By NIKKI CULVER STAFF WRITER
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More than 900 Texas Tech students gathered on the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center fields Friday afternoon to celebrate RaiderFest 2013. The event was hosted by Tech Activities Board and the Residence Halls Association and included free food, T-shirts, a 1980s costume contest and inflatable games. Taylor Ward, a sophomore petroleum engineering major from Bakersfield, Calif., donned a Velcro suit and jumped onto a giant inflatable wall, also covered in Velcro. “The best way I can think about it was that it was like a giant fly trap,” he said. “You jump on there and see how high you can get. It was pretty cool — kind of like flying.” The event also included an inflatADVERTISING: 806-742-3384
able sumo-wrestling arena where students climbed into giant sumo suits and tried to knock each other out of the ring. “I felt really silly and stupid, but it was a lot of fun,” Gabby Montez, a freshman exercise and sport sciences major from San Antonio, said. “My favorite part was getting to do it with my friend. Just being out here is a lot of fun.” Live music, provided by the winners of TAB’s singer and songwriter competition and Battle of the Bands, played for the duration of the event. The show opened with Kris Plunkett, singer and songwriter competition winner and was followed by Gyspy Cab, Battle of the Bands winner. Both performances served as openers for the headliner, a performance by The Almost. RAIDERFEST continued on Page 3 ➤➤
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NATHAN LANDERS, A junior psychology major from Fort Worth, takes on Jacob’s ladder and twists off with just one more step to go during RaiderFest 2013 on Friday at the Robert H. Ewalt Recreational Fields.
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Student National Medical Association hosts free health clinic By MIKAEL GONZALES STAFF WRITER
The Student National Medical Association chapter at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine hosted a free health clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at South Plains Mall. The clinic had four stations for members of the community to check blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and blood glucose. Nicole Mitchell, president of SNMA and a second-year medical student from Lubbock, said the event allowed members of the community who are without health insurance to have access to health care. “A lot of these checks, you pay doctors to do this,” she said. “These are free to the public. You’re going to get great health information.” Mitchell said the event was perfect for people who do not
necessarily have the money to go see a doctor. “We serve a lot of people who are uninsured that don’t have money to go see doctors,” she said. “They’re in between jobs so they don’t have insurance. This is a way to make sure that you’re healthy.” Mitchell said the event is hosted annually at South Plains Mall, but this year the event was much larger than previous years because of the support from other schools at HSC. The involvement of organizations such as the pharmacy school, nursing school and physical therapy school, she said, allowed for a more successful event. “It was more like interpersonal teamwork at this event,” Mitchell said. “We had an OBGYN clinic teach them about breast exams, we had the ENT clinic do oral cancer screenings, we had dentists come out and that look at people’s teeth, and we had
the dermatology clinic come out and talk about skin cancer and ways to prevent it. So we a lot of different organizations from all over come together to make this a success.” Participants who finished all four stations of screenings were entered into a raffle which included various donations. According to the flier handed out at the event, prizes included passes to Falls Gym, a $25 gift card to Sprouts and HSC workout shirts. Members of the community are encouraged to come out annually for the free health care clinic, Mitchell said. “It’s a great general, free checkup that’s important for people to maintain,” she said. “And you get a lot of free stuff, free education. You really get to meet us and we get to see the community that we’re serving. It’s a great event for all parties.” ➤➤email@example.com
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INEZ SEABOURN, FROM Post, waits with her daughter, Sue Davis, from Post, as Kyle McMenamy, a second-year medical student from Austin, takes her blood pressure during the SNMA health fair Saturday in South Plains Mall.
Grammy-winning folk singer performs at Tech By MIKAEL GONZALES STAFF WRITER
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WESTON CERDA, A senior mechanical engineering major from Iowa Park, jumps up to catch a frisbee during a game of ultimate Frisbee Friday outside the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center.
The sound of folk music reverberated through the Student Union Allen Theatre on Friday night as folk singer and songwriter Judy Collins performed some of her classics. Caitlin McCumber, a volunteer at the concert and a junior international economics major from Austin, said the event brought in a large crowd. “There was a lot more people here than we anticipated there being,” she said. “It was a soldout concert and everyone that was here was pretty excited about the event.” McCumber was in charge of selling Collins’ merchandise at the concert and said all the participants were excited to buy Collins’ memoir and classics album. “We’ve sold pretty much all of the ‘Best of Judy Collins’ CDs,” she said. “We’re almost out of those. We’ve sold a lot more than we anticipated.” McCumber said the demo-
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Ben Shepperd, president of Permian Basin Petroleum Association, a business in Midland that advocates for the oil and gas industry, said he hopes this is the first of more informational meetings to expand the oil and gas industry in Lubbock. Twenty percent of the nation’s total oil production comes from the Permian Basin, he said. “The oil and gas industry is here,” Shepperd said. “It’s growing. Permian Basin as a whole produces 70 percent of the oil produced in Texas and Texas is the No.1 oil producing state in
graphics of people in attendance were mostly elderly people. “It was a lot of older people like 40 plus,” she said. “We saw like three people that were in their twenties.” This is not surprising, McCumber said, considering Collins’ career spans several decades, beginning in the 1960s. According to a news release, Collins received a Grammy Award in 1968 for Best Folk Performance, as well as multiple recognitions for her singing and songwriting throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s. Collins has not only become famous for her songwriting skills, but also for her other abilities. In 1974, she co-directed a documentary about Antonia Brico and more recently in 2011 she published her memoir, “Sweet Judy Blue Eyes.” Jonathan Ensor, a Lubbock resident, and his wife also were at Collins’ event. Ensor said he believed the event was not only for the older crowd, but that people of all ages
should have come out to enjoy Collins’ music. “I think the young folks are missing out,” he said. “It’s something absolutely fantastic and very rich.” Ensor said Collins is a legend and has played with many other legends such as Bob Dylan. He said he had a great time at the event and was amazed with the energy Collins brought to the Allen Theatre. “We had a blast,” he said. “I was completely filled with the amazing talent that she brought to Lubbock.” Ensor said he believed the visual and performing arts department at Texas Tech should bring more events like the concert to Tech. “I think what they’re doing is absolutely fantastic,” he said. “I’m at a complete loss for words at this point.” The press was not allowed to enter the event for photos or interviews as a Collins’ representative said the event was to be as secure as possible.
the nation.” Much of the discussion involved how Lubbock could emulate the success of MidlandOdessa. According to a brochure from the luncheon, the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction sector in MidlandOdessa provides 25,812 jobs, or 15.8 percent of total jobs. In Lubbock, it creates 2,213 jobs, or 1.4 percent of total jobs. During his presentation, Christmann said areas around Lubbock have been tested and continue to be tested to find hydrocarbon zones. One of the main focuses, he said, is to find ways to get the cost down and make fracking economically efficient.
The heart of the drilling has been taking place south of Lubbock, he said, but there has been a lot of testing around Lubbock. “Texas Tech is well positioned,” Christmann said, “and we’re excited about the relationship that we’ve had with Texas Tech.” He said Lubbock is in the position to benefit as oil production moves north. Although most of the drilling is south, Christmann said as it continues to move north people will start buying houses in Lubbock. “As things start to move,” he said, “Lubbock is going to start seeing the benefit. So, the big thing is, we’re in the early innings, but we’re gathering lots of data. And the results have been mixed, but you know, I’m confident that industry over time will continue to develop the technologies to be able to get the hydrocarbons to be developed at a cheaper cost and be able to get them out of the ground.” There has been a lot of land leased around Lubbock, Christmann said, but it is too early to declare it as a place for the next oil boom.
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Baron Batch visits Lubbock Arts Festival By PAIGE SKINNER LA VIDA EDITOR
In a corner of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, amid a rush of spectators looking to soak in the Lubbock Arts Festival’s array of color and creativity, sat Baron Batch, former Texas Tech running back. Surrounded by his original artwork, Batch, now a running back for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, signed autographs for fans and old friends on an overcast Saturday while talking art, Lubbock and more. “It’s always awesome coming back home,” the Midland native said. “I live in Pittsburgh now, but West Texas is home and it’s always great to come back and see everybody and eat at some of my favorite places and to see all of you guys.” Batch, however, has not had as much free time as he would like. As the featured artist of the 35th annual arts festival, he said his time in Lubbock has been spent in the Civic Center displaying and selling his paintings. For those unfamiliar with Batch’s story, he grew up sleeping on the floor of his family’s trailer, caring for himself after his mother died and his father left the family for another woman. Batch played football at Tech, and was drafted by the Steelers. He encountered obstacles along the way, including a broken and
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Chambers said he remembers exactly what he was doing when the doctor called to tell him the news. “My family and I were getting ready to go over to my grandmother’s house so I was giving my girls a bath,” he said. “It came as a complete surprise to all of us.” Chambers recalled the series of events that occurred after he found out, explaining the chemotherapy process and his various treatments. “My family had to move to Houston for a few months in order for me to complete my chemo,” he said. “At first, we were planning on living out of an RV for the few months we would be in Houston.” Chambers said one of his friends at church approached him one day and said someone had offered to pay for an apartment for him and his family while they were in Houston. “To this day we still do not know who the person was that paid for that apartment for us,” he said. “We were just amazed at the generosity given to us.” Chambers said he continued chemotherapy through 2005 when all the
infected ankle, which almost cost him his life. Somewhere, amid all of that — without any formal training — Batch began painting. And he hasn’t stopped since. “I started painting never with the intention to sell anything,” he said. “It was just something that was very personal to me, something I was passionate about and I never planned on selling anything.” Batch said he realized, in his apartment full of paintings, art’s purpose is to be seen. “I realized I needed to part with some,” he said, “and it’s hard to do because a lot of them are personal to me, but they’ve all gone for good causes, people are enjoying them.” One of those causes is support for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — a nonprofit organization Batch helped benefit by selling his artwork at a show in Pittsburgh. And with about 15 paintings hanging in display at his exhibit in the corner of the Civic Center, Batch said his inspiration comes from stories. He explained each painting has a story. Not just one stored in his head, but a card detailing the inspiration behind his artwork for people to read and appreciate. Batch described the meaning behind “The Day Drought Died,” a painting of what appears to be a windmill situated under rainfall. “I did the piece and the inspi-
ration behind it is obviously the drought that’s going on in West Texas right now,” he said. “Many people can relate to that, going further than that, just talking about, kind of relating the drought to a time in my life when things are slow and not really moving, just dry points in our life whether it’s emotionally, spiritually, physically, whatever it is and appreciating those times more than when the rain is coming down and that’s kind of the inspiration behind that.” Batch goes more in-depth with its meaning on his blog on the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s website. Blogging — something Batch has done since college — is another talent he flexes when given the time. But, while Batch makes his meaning clear, he understands everyone has a different perspective. “The coolest thing about art that I’ve learned really quickly is that one person can look at a painting and see one thing and another person can see another,” he said, “and they’re all very different and they’re all right. “I think that’s the coolest thing about it that people can see different things and mean different things, but each meaning is the right meaning.” One of those people is Stacey Robinson of Shallowater. She went to church with Batch and stopped by the arts festival to visit with Batch and buy some of his artwork. “He’s just a great guy,” she said, “and we’re happy to see him suc-
cancerous lymph nodes were removed from his throat. “I had a total of 38 head and neck treatments done in the time I was there, along with a surgery to remove the last of it all,” he said. “The only thing I could think of was ‘What am I doing to my kids right now?’” A few years after his successful treatments, Chambers said his wife became involved with ACS and Relay for Life. “After I had finished all my chemo, I was in a very dark place,” he said. “So, at first I didn’t want to help with anything my wife was doing. At that point, I still didn’t consider myself a survivor of cancer yet.” Chambers said it was not until he went to one of the meetings with his wife that he finally started to believe he really was a survivor. “They asked everyone who was a survivor of cancer to stand up at the beginning, but I didn’t,” he said. “Then someone said ‘If you had cancer and are still standing here this very minute, then you are a survivor.’ That was when I got my true inspiration and I stood up as soon as those words were spoken.” After that meeting, Chambers said he became more involved with helping
ACS and raising awareness about cancer. “I was asked to speak at Relay for Life in 2006 and that was when I got very involved in Relay for Life,” he said. “I decided I needed to relay for my kids because I never want them to have to hear the words ‘You have cancer.’” Chambers said his children were one and five years old when he was first diagnosed with cancer. “I knew all along that they were the reasons I wanted to fight off this disease,” he said. “I wanted to be able to be a daddy to them again. I wanted to be alive long enough so that I could harass their boyfriends when they were older and to be there for them when they needed me.” Since he finished therapy for his cancer, Chambers said he has promoted ACS and all the things the organization does for patients and families everywhere. “The ACS helps so many people on their road to recovery,” he said. “It’s amazing what they have done, but there is still so much research that can be done.” Chambers said Tech Relay for Life is very important to him because of what he and so many other people have been through. “The reality is that nowadays it’s not just older people getting cancer,” he said.
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FORMER TEXAS TECH running back Baron Batch signs a print of his artwork being the featured artist at the 35th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival on Saturday in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Batch's artwork was sold to the public as prints and original pieces.
ceeding in art and football.” Batch has — to some — flourished in both art and football, and Batch said he owes it to his dedication. “I think people that have known me for a while aren’t as surprised, you know,” Batch said about his art. “When I start something, I throw myself into it and go all out. So I’m sure they kind of figured out pretty
quickly once I started painting, it was going to be something I was going to pursue because I’m not the type of person who does anything halfway.” Along with Robinson, Blayne Beal, associate athletic director of Tech Athletics, had nothing but positive things to say about Batch. “He’s tremendous,” he said. “He was always a great ambassador of
“There are young people, even students on this very campus, who have gone through exactly what I went through. That’s what really makes me think that this has to end.” Chambers also said that even when Relay for Life is not going on, he tries his best to convince young students the dangers of certain things. “When I got cancer, it wasn’t because of family history. I just got it,” he said. “You don’t always know what the trigger will be. That’s why I always express that there is never a reason to use tobacco products and that people need to watch their drinking and eating habits over time. You just never know what can really cause cancer to start.” Tech raised almost $50,000 at this year’s relay, Chambers said, and Relay for Life will continue as long as there are people who still need help. “(1.6) million people will be diagnosed with some sort of cancer this year, and that’s including old and young,” he said. “Today is the only guarantee we have so we have to make it matter. I know I’m not going to find the cure for cancer, but I can still do something to help.”
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“It was a lot of fun,” Plunkett said. “It was my first big performance and I was pretty excited about that. Everyone likes the song ‘Wagon Wheel,’ so I went ahead and played the one everyone knew. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone’s mouth move.” Plunkett, a junior exercise and sport sciences major from Wink, played both original songs and popular country music songs for his set. Some students were celebrating the birthday of a friend at the event. “We’re out here to celebrate a friend’s birthday by getting free T-shirts, food, ice cream and popcorn,”
Los Angeles weren’t immediately returned. Museum spokeswoman Maatje Mostart confirmed that Bieber visited Friday evening. She said the museum was happy to have received Bieber and didn’t see anything offensive in his remarks. Anne Frank hid with her family in a small apartment above a warehouse during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Her family was caught and deported, and Anne died of typhus in Bergen-Belsen in 1945. The diary she kept in hiding was recovered and published after
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the war, and has become the most widely read document to emerge from the Holocaust. Bieber’s whole note read: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber.” Mostart said Bieber called ahead and was given a guided tour. Bieber’s remarks led to criticism from some quarters, as a Facebook response insulting Bieber received more than 1,000 “likes” — slightly more than the museum’s original
Candace Trevino, a junior public relations major from Houston, said. “We told her that we put on this whole carnival for her birthday. “We’ve already done the giant bounce house that had the big ball and it was really fun, but now we’re waiting to get a caricature done of all of us.” After all of the activities wrapped up, The Almost took the stage and drew the crowd. They played a set of its popular songs as well as the title song from their new album, “Fear Inside Our Bones.” According to The Almost’s website, the release date for the album will be announced April 17 and pre-orders for the album will begin April 23. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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Justin Bieber criticized for Anne Frank comment AMSTERDAM (AP) — Justin Bieber wrote an entry into a guestbook at the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam, saying he hoped the Jewish teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp “would have been a Belieber” — or fan of his — if history were different. The message triggered a flood of comments on the museum’s Facebook page Sunday, with many criticizing the 19-year-old Canadian pop star for writing something they perceive to be insensitive. Calls made and emails sent to Bieber’s publicist and agent in
Texas Tech, always understood there was a greater purpose than football.” Because of Batch’s childhood with little luxuries, Beal said Batch always is appreciative of what’s given to him. “He always understood he owed a lot to the game because it got him to where he was,” Beal said.
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Boy Scouts to rethink LGBT policy thanks to grass roots movement By IAN TIMBERLAKE
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which is the single largest contributor to the Boy Scouts of America, stated that if the Boy Scouts allowed homosexual members then the church would withdraw all financial support from the organization. Accordingly, making a business decision after receiving such pressure from a religious organization, the BSA complied. This was a paragraph in a column I wrote last July after the Boy Scouts made a public reaffirmation of its anti-homosexual policy after a two year long internal debate. Two years of internal
debate must show that they were conflicted to begin with. Earlier this week the Boy Scout organization has eaten the words it once so firmly stood by last July, saying they plan on revisiting the decision to not allow homosexuals in the organization, and instead leave it up to individual troops to decide. Already pressure was mounting for the organization to rewrite its policy, at the same time held at gunpoint by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints over potential funding leading to the Boy Scout’s July decision. Outside of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and other religious funding, there are many corporations that support the Boy Scouts. In the last several
months, after the Boy Scout’s reaffirmation of its anti-gay policy, these corporations have also put some heat on the Boy Scouts claiming it violates their nondiscrimination policy. With the Boy Scouts already on a membership decline over the last several years (20 percent over the last decade), a loss of support from its many corporate sponsors would be crippling, regardless if its top two contributors are the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints and United Methodist church. Last July I also wrote, “No law needs to change; the BSA is still completely protected by the Constitution, and that is the beauty of a free society. The change of becoming a less discriminating
organization needs to happen internally; and this ruling, though pathetic, might just finally teeter the Boy Scouts towards a truly moralistic organization.” In 2000, the Boy Scouts went all the way to the Supreme Court on the matter of discriminating against gays and the court ruled a split 5-4 in favor of the Boy Scouts of America. So long as the group is a not-for-profit, private organization, they can discriminate against whomever they choose. Just this last May, Eagle Scout Zach Wahls of Iowa City, Iowa, turned in a petition containing over a quarter million signatures that called for the lifting of the gay ban. Since Wahls petition and the Boy Scouts’ failure to act upon
it, many other online petitions began sprouting up, amounting to signatures in the millions. Many major corporations have pulled their funding from the organization due to their continued, active discrimination. A few of these CEOs are taking an active effort in actually lifting the ban, including members on the actual BSA Board. The National Council Board includes CEOs of major international businesses. Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, supports lifting the ban, and he is next in line to take control of the board. At the same time, the ultimate reason why the Boy Scouts organization is so readily thinking about reversing its July reaffirmation
soon, is thanks to the grassroots movement it forged itself, essentially digging their own grave. Troops, leaders, parents, boys, civil rights advocates and Eagle Scouts such as myself caused an uproar. Be it total troop defiance of the policy or Eagle Scouts immolating their own rank in front of the council, all over America (and the world), the Boy Scouts of America National Council was marked as one of the greatest bigoted organizations of our time. Though not a final decision, both President Barack Obama and his former competitor Mitt Romney stated the association should be all inclusive, mounting even more weight on the board’s shoulders. The board is said to meet and discuss next week.
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‘42’ scores at home, Cruise dominates overseas LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball has scored a rare hit in Hollywood, while another American institution — Tom Cruise — has delivered his latest hit overseas. The Jackie Robinson tale “42” took in $27.3 million to claim the weekend box-office championship domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday. The film has yet to open overseas, where the sport is a harder sell. But Cruise knocked it out of the park with a $61.1 million international launch in 52 countries for his sci-fi thriller “Oblivion.” That bodes well for the domestic debut of “Oblivion” next Friday. The film stars Cruise as a workman on a devastated future Earth who
lands in a battle with aliens. If “Oblivion” packs in comparable domestic crowds, it will help maintain the action-star momentum Cruise regained with 2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol.” That return to boxoffice luster came after some fitful years that followed odd turns in his personal life, culminating with the breakup of his marriage to Katie Holmes last year. Released by Warner Bros., “42” easily beat the domestic start of an established franchise in “Scary Movie 5.” The Weinstein Co. sequel opened in second-place with $15.2 million, the smallest debut for the horror-comedy series. Three of the previous four “Scary
Boy triplets a sensation at top Cuba ballet school HAVANA (AP) — Visitors to the elite feeder school for Cuba’s renowned National Ballet might be forgiven for thinking they’re suddenly seeing triple. Identical triplets Angel, Cesar and Marcos Ramirez wear matching black leotards and white socks as they leap, prance and twirl across the linoleum floor of the mirrored studio. They share the same wiry build, olive complexion, mussed hairstyles and coffee-colored eyes. And they speak the same fastpaced Spanish in the high-pitched voice of children. Even their instructors have trouble telling the Ramirez boys apart, but they say the 13-year-olds have already separated themselves from their peers technically and artistically, and all three have the talent to make a big splash in the ballet world when they grow up. If they succeed, they will join a long line of celebrated dancers trained in Cuba, where fans from every social stratum follow the careers of ballet stars like Carlos Acosta and Rolando Sarabia as closely as those of baseball players or boxers.
“I want to be a dancer. The National Ballet of Cuba turns out great male dancers,” said Marcos, sweat dripping from his face after a recent workout in the steamy studio as his brothers nodded in agreement. “And go on tour in many countries and travel the world by dancing.” Toward that end, the Ramirez brothers spend 12 hours a day at the National School of Ballet, housed in a graceful, cream-porticoed building that occupies a full half-block in colonial Old Havana. Classes include not only dance, but more mundane subjects like language, math and history. A former social club with broad hallways and a majestic marble staircase, this is where the creme de la creme of young dancers from across the country train for a shot at stardom. The school was founded seven decades ago by famed prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, now age 92, who is probably the most recognized person in Cuba not named “Castro.” “This school means a lot to us,” Angel said. “It gives us the training to graduate as ballet dancers, which is the thing we want most.”
Movie” installments had debuts of $40 million or more. On the other hand, “42” outdid the usual expectations for baseball movies, which usually do modest business at best. Box-office trackers had expected “42” to pull in less than $20 million. The previous weekend’s top draw, Sony’s horror remake “Evil Dead,” tumbled to No. 5 with $9.5 million, raising its domestic haul to $41.5 million. The $27.3 million opening for “42” is a record for a baseball flick in terms of straight dollars, topping the $19.5 million debut of “Moneyball” in 2011. Factoring in higher ticket prices, the $13.7 million debut of 1992’s “A League of Their Own”
would have been on par with “42” in terms of inflation-adjusted dollars. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Brooklyn Dodgers boss Branch Rickey, who brought No. 42 onto the team in 1947 as the Major Leagues’ first black player. “It’s a story that has so much emotion to it. Jackie Robinson’s life had such an influence on our country,” said Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros., who noted that all Major League players will wear No. 42 on Monday for Jackie Robinson Day, the 66th anniversary of his Dodgers debut. “Think of what a tribute that is for what he accomplished. Every player wearing 42 on his back.”
With generally good reviews, “42” drew in older crowds, with 83 percent of the audience over 25, Fellman said. “Scary Movie 5” was the franchise’s first installment in seven years and had the same lukewarm reception as another Weinstein series that returned after a long lag. In 2011, “Scream 4” opened 11 years after the franchise’s last movie and took in just $18.7 million, a fraction of the $30 million-plus debuts for the previous two sequels. The previous low for the “Scary Movie” series was the second one, which opened with $20.5 million in 2001. “Scary Movie 3” had the best debut, with $48.1 million in 2003, though its total domestic
haul of $110 million fell well short of the $157 million take for the 2000 original. “Sometimes, when there’s too big of a lag, people lose interest. If it’s a ‘Star Wars’ movie, nostalgia works in your favor. The long lag works in your favor. People are loaded with anticipation,” said Paul Dergarabedian, an analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com. “Other franchises, if you go too long, they lose that pop and excitement, and it’s hard to get that back.” It didn’t help that “Scary Movie 5” got the franchise’s worst reviews. Critics haven’t much cared for any of the “Scary Movie” flicks, but reviews for the latest were almost universally bad.
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Tech upset by LCU, 6-5 By ZACH DISCHIANO SPORTS EDITOR
One Lubbock team was guaranteed a win Sunday night, but the favored Red Raiders were on the other end of a 6-5 loss in the intra-city battle. LCU opened up a 3-1 lead at the start of the seventh inning, then extended its margin to 5-1 after two back-to-back home runs by Chaparral infielders Brandon Wilson and Joel Lutz. The Red Raiders were able to respond with three runs of their own to tie the game during the bottom of the seventh, but Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock said the credit goes to LCU’s poor pitching, not Tech’s batting. “I don’t know that we responded as much as they didn’t throw strikes,” he said. “They had a guy out there, you know, his numbers tell you he’ll walk some guys and he did.” The Chaparrals, an NAIA team, nearly doubled the number of hits the Red Raiders had, connecting on 12, including the two home runs. Senior pitcher Jerad McCrummen picked up the loss for Tech, throwing just one inning and allowing one hit and one run in the ninth. Tadlock said the players are upset for losing to the Chaparrals. “Oh, they’re mad,” he said. “I mean, it’s never easy when you lose. Obviously we’re in the middle of a tough stretch, there’s some frustration there from them. At the same time, you’ve got to keep plugging.” Despite the loss, Tadlock said he was happy with the matchup
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against another team from Lubbock. “Other than the result, I think the deal for the City of Lubbock and the community, and Coach Hayes getting to come out and throw the first pitch, and people getting to see these two teams play on a Sunday evening, a beautiful day,” he said. “People got to spend all day at home and come
out and watch a baseball game with a good crowd, I thought it was great.” During the sixth inning, the Red Raiders were trailing 3-2, looking to even up the score. Instead, it was three up, three down on just four pitches. “We went to the plate three times and saw four pitches,” he said. “I think I can take any of you guys in this room and say,
‘Hey, go see four pitches,’ and you could probably see four pitches. It’s inexcusable, as far as that goes.” Tadlock said the team needs to get in gear and discontinue its losing trend. “It’s a point now where we need to try to scratch a win or two in Houston and get ready to go for the weekend,” he said. ➤➤email@example.com
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With a predetermined pitch count of 50 to be mindful of, Texas Tech pitcher Trey Masek returned to the mound after an almost month-long absence Sunday night. Tech took on LCU at 6:30 p.m. at Rip Griffin Park, but lost 6-5. Masek’s last start was March 16. It was announced he had tendonitis in his right arm. He then took a break right before the West Virginia series. But Sunday, he returned to the mound to face the Red Raiders’ local rival, LCU. Masek threw 57 pitches in three innings, allowing three earned runs and six hits. Of those 57 pitches, 35 were strikes. However, Tech coach Tim Tadlock said Masek’s breaking ball could not find the strike zone. “His timing wasn’t at all like he’d like it to be,” Tadlock said. “(He) really couldn’t get the breaking ball to be where we wanted it tonight with him. It’s probably where they did most of their damage other than the one homerun on a fastball, but on a positive note, good to see him pitching and the rest will come.” Masek’s fastball reached up to 94 mph, and Tadlock said Masek’s arm
was fine. “His arm felt fine,” he said. “That was a good thing, though. At least he pitched. I hadn’t seen that in awhile.” After the Sunday loss, Tadlock said the team was mad about losing to a NAIA team, but some of Masek’s teammates expressed their appreciation for the senior pitcher. On Friday, Tech relief pitcher Andre Wheeler stressed the importance of having Masek in the clubhouse because of his leadership. “He’s definitely one of the leaders on the team,” Wheeler said, “whether it be him in the dugout cheering us on or him on the mound getting the batters out.” Masek does not just affect the pitching staff, but the entire team. On Friday, Tech third baseman Jake Barrios said it is nice to have Masek back in the pitching rotation. “We need Trey,” he said. “He’s going to help us a lot, and it’s awesome to have him back.” However, Masek’s three innings were not enough to come up with the win for the Red Raiders. Tech plays Rice on Tuesday and Wednesday in Houston. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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Miami Heat set franchise home mark, top Bulls 105-93 MIAMI (AP) — Carlos Boozer turned his shoulder and knocked Dwyane Wade to the floor, while Nate Robinson shoved LeBron James as the NBA’s reigning MVP leaped near the basket. All in the same sequence, no less. It was physical, rugged and exactly what the Miami Heat needed as part of their preparations for the playoffs, which start this coming weekend. James scored 24 points,
Wade finished with 22 and the Heat set a franchise record for home wins in a season by topping the Chicago Bulls 105-93 on Sunday. “It was good, especially against this team,” said James, who had seven rebounds and six assists. “You’re definitely not just going to show up and win against these guys. You’re going to have to work for it. So for us, to continue to get better and for us to have a really physical game,
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good game, testy game, we liked it.” Chicago had more fouls (30) than field goals (29), the first time the Bulls have managed that in a regular-season game since Nov. 19, 2008. The Bulls sent Miami to the line a season-high 41 times, and at times were so reliant on the 3-point shot that they went more than 16 minutes to open the second half without a single 2-point basket. “We’re trying to get ready,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “And you play a team that’s physical like this, it gets you ready.” The Bulls shot 35 percent, and were far better outside the 3-point arc (11-for-26, 42 percent) than inside it (18-for-56, 32 percent). Robinson missed 11 shots himself. Miami’s “Big Three” of James, Wade and Chris Bosh missed 12 — combined. “That’s the best team in the NBA as of right now,” Robinson said. Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen each scored 15 for Miami, which improved to 36-4 at home — topping the 35-6 mark by the 2004-05 Heat. Bosh had 12 points,
nine rebounds and four blocks for Miami, which also got 11 points from Mike Miller. Miami is at Cleveland on Monday, with Wade, Udonis Haslem and Shane Battier not even making the trip. James said he would be a game-time decision Monday, but “leaning toward” not playing against his former team. Boozer finished with 16 points and 20 rebounds for the Bulls, who snapped Miami’s 27-game winning streak last month. Luol Deng led Chicago in scoring with 19, Robinson and Kirk Hinrich scored 14 apiece and Jimmy Butler added 13 for the Bulls, who played without Joakim Noah (foot), Taj Gibson (knee), Richard Hamilton (onegame NBA suspension) and of course, Derrick Rose, who has been out all year while coming back from a knee injury. “We just have to keep moving forward and concentrate on improving,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Hopefully we will get a couple of guys back soon. I don’t want us thinking about the playoffs. I want us thinking about the game (Monday)
against the Orlando Magic.” The loss keeps Chicago in the No. 6 spot in the Eastern Conference, just behind Atlanta. Miami has wrapped up home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, and opens the postseason at home next weekend against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bulls (43-37) are a game behind Atlanta (44-36), though Chicago would own the head-to-head tiebreaker. Chicago is at Orlando on Monday and plays host to Washington on Wednesday. Atlanta hosts Toronto on Tuesday and closes at the New York Knicks on Wednesday. “We need to play well these last two games and get as healthy as we can be,” Hinrich said. For the Heat, that get-healthy mission has been the mantra for a few weeks now, with Wade, James, Bosh, Haslem and Battier all among those dealing with nagging issues of late. And after Sunday, there might have been a few more bumps and bruises. There were no fewer than six instances of Heat players ending up on the floor in the first 6
minutes alone. “We wanted to win,” Bosh said, “and we always want to protect home court.” James made his first seven shots, one of them a dunk off a bounce pass by Chalmers to give Miami a 46-31 lead midway through the second quarter. The dunk was with such force, Hinrich found himself flinching to get out of the ball’s way. The Bulls bounced back quickly. A 23-10 run to end the first half got Chicago within 56-54 at the break, and briefly took the lead when Jimmy Butler converted a four-point play to make it 61-60. But the Heat regained control before long. Up 78-71 with 3:40 left in the third, Wade tried to throw a soft lob to James, on the play where he got leveled by Boozer and Robinson sent James into an awkward collision with the basket stanchion. A clear-path foul against Boozer was called, the lead went to 82-71 on that sequence and the Heat still were up nine entering the fourth. “I thought we played very well as a team from the start of the game to the end,” Wade said.
James Harden scores 29 as Rockets beat Kings 121-100 HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 29 points and nine assists, Omer Asik had 10 points and 12 rebounds and Houston cruised to a 121-100 win over Sacramento in the Rockets’ regularseason home finale Sunday night. Jeremy Lin added 15 points for the Rockets, who’ve won nine of their last 12 home games heading into the playoffs. The Rockets climbed to sixth place in the Western Conference. They have the same record as Golden State (4535) but own the tiebreaker after winning the season series with the Warriors 3-1. Houston plays Phoenix on Monday and finishes the regular season against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. John Salmons scored 14 points and Isaiah Thomas had 10 points and 10 assists for the Kings. Houston coach Kevin McHale said he might reduce his starters’ minutes in the final two games, but he doesn’t plan to sit out anyone — and resting
the regulars wasn’t an issue against the lowly Kings, who trailed by 18 at halftime. Harden had 23 points at the break on 9-of-11 shooting, with his only 3-pointer early in the third quarter extending the lead to 24. Chandler Parsons, who sat out the last four games with a strained right calf, was the first starter to come out, departing with 5:06 left in the third quarter and Houston leading 82-56. Harden was the only starter who played more than 30 minutes and joined the others on the bench for the fourth. Houston’s reserves maintained a comfortable lead in the final quarter. Carlos Delfino scored 14 and first-round pick Terrence Jones had nine points and a season-high five blocks. The Rockets shot 54 percent (45 of 83) and finished 29-12 at the Toyota Center in the regular season — their best home record since they went 33-8 in 2008-09.
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Offense propels Sooners in weekend series By JORDON LEGENDRE STAFF WRITER
The Texas Tech softball team lost to No. 1 Oklahoma 13-7 on Sunday as the Sooners swept the three-game weekend series. The Red Raiders fall to 27-20 overall with a 1-8 record in Big 12 play. Oklahoma remains a perfect 6-0 in Big 12 play with a 37-2 overall record. “I thought we grew some from this weekend,” Tech coach Shanon Hays said. “I thought we did some good things and I think we did some things we can build on.” The Sooners got off to a quick start. Oklahoma’s Shelby Pendley hit a home run with a 3-0 lead, scoring three more runs as the Sooners took a 6-0 lead after two innings. Destinee Martinez would add another run in the third to give Oklahoma a 7-0 lead. Sophomore Katibeth King would respond for Tech with a home run off OU pitcher Keilani Ricketts in the bottom of the fourth, scoring three runs.
“It was very exciting,” King said. “I knew she’d throw right at me, she wasn’t going to walk someone right off the bench. She didn’t have a scouting report on me, so I just had nothing to lose with it.” Sooner Lauren Chamberlin opened the sixth inning with a solo home run to give Oklahoma a 9-3 lead. Callie Parsons’ double brought in two more runs as the Sooners entered the bottom of the inning with an 11-3 lead. King responded with another threerun home run for the Sooners. Mikey Kenney would score a fourth run of the inning to get Tech back within four runs entering the seventh inning. “She’s always shown a good swing,” Hays said of King. “It’s crazy to be thrown in against one of the top pitchers to have ever pitched the game, and she looked pretty good doing it.” Oklahoma would close the game with two runs, and the Sooner defense would get three consecutive outs to secure the 13-7 victory. Hays said his team could not settle for simply improving over the series.
“Even though you don’t make winning the priority,” he said, “you make it playing hard and playing to win, and I thought we did that. Still, you want to go out there and get a good result.” Tech struggled to find offense in the first two games of the series. On Friday, the Sooner defense allowed zero hits. Oklahoma scored four runs in the first inning and five in the sixth to take the 9-0 victory. Tech recorded four hits during Saturday’s game, but Oklahoma would win, 6-0. Tech senior Adriana Perez said Tech’s performance against Oklahoma should help the team as it prepares for the second half of Big 12 play. “We’ve been struggling,” Perez said. “It just feels good to get some good solid hits off of Keilani, she’s a really good pitcher. It’s a loss, but I felt like we got something out of it.” The Red Raiders will continue Big 12 play against Iowa State in a threegame series beginning at 4 p.m. Friday in Ames, Iowa. ➤➤email@example.com
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Shawn Marion leads Mavs to 107-89 win over Hornets
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shawn Marion had 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting, Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Hornets 107-89 on Sunday night. Brandan Wright and Vince Carter added 16 points off the bench for Mavericks, who reached .500 for the first time since they were 11-11 in mid-
December. They had lost by double digits in their three previous chances to even their record. Ryan Anderson led the coldshooting Hornets with 20 points, but he was only 8 of 20 from the floor. Eric Gordon contributed 15 points, and Robin Lopez had 10 points and 13 rebounds. New Orleans shot 39.7
percent in its final home game. Dallas put this one away early, going on an 11-0 run after New Orleans scored the first basket and extending the advantage to as many as 27 points in the first half. The Mavericks will miss the playoffs for the first time since 1989-90, but at least they will get to cut off
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Dallas’ scoring in the second quarter. New Orleans began the second half on a 10-2 run to cut its deficit to 64-50, but the Hornets never pulled within single digits. The closest they came was 79-67 late in the third quarter, but Wright finished off the quarter with another dunk to make it 81-67 entering the fourth.
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whatever they wanted before the break. They scored 12 points on second-chance opportunities, 12 points on the fast break and 32 points in the paint while going 5 for 9 on 3-pointers. Their last basket of the first quarter was typical, Wright followed his own missed shot with an uncontested dunk. Wright dunked again to close out
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$495 WATER paid. 1 block from Tech. 1 bedroom house. 2319 13th rear. Available July 15th. Spotless. Private parking. Appliances. Lawn kept. Can show. 765-7182.
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their beards. Nowitzki, Chris Kaman, O.J. Mayo and Carter had not shaved since late January when Mayo said they would wait until they got back to .500 before using their razors. They played like they had postseason motivation in the first half. Marion connected on 7 of 10 shots, and the Mavericks got pretty much
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UNFURNISHED 3 BEDROOM HOUSES
1904 28th - $1050/mo Two story with lots of space Both have wood ﬂoors, central h/a, security system, pet friendly & Over 2,000 sq ft! 3312 27th - $1,200/mo Central Tech Terrace, call/text 806-441-0611 http://merlinspetshop.com/tech-area-rentals.html 3/2 CENTRAL heat/air, W/D hookups, detached party room. $1125/month 5004-43rd 806-787-6564 3/2 CENTRAL heating and air. Hardwood ﬂoors. Hot tub. Alarm system. $1050 per month. 2217 29th Street. 806-535-1905. 3/2, 3603-42nd Street, central H/A, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, w/d connections, hardwood/carpet ﬂoors, large backyard. $575 deposit, $975 per month. 806-543-5688 or 806-543-6764. 2/1, 3010-29th Street, central H/A, refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer, large backyard. $500 deposit, $750 per month. 806-543-5688 or 806-543-6764. 33RD & W. 3/2.5 with Washer/dryer hookups. Sunroom. 2 car garage and circle drive. $1200/month. 832.434.0227 or firstname.lastname@example.org AVAILABLE JUNE 1st. 3/2/2 house $1200+ bills. Students preferred. Pets allowed. 4914 17St. (806)778-6542.
has over 20 properties ranging from efﬁciencies to 5 bedrooms all within walking distance to Tech. Please call 806-438-5964 to schedule an appointment or go to campusedgeproperties.com LARGE HOUSE 4 bedroom, 2 bath with large basement. 2 living areas. Hardwood ﬂoors. Central heating and air. Alarm System. $1500 per month. 2301 29th St. 806-535-1905. NEAR TECH, 2/1 central heat/air, W/D hookup, $700/month 2205-26th 806-535-1905. NEWLY REMODELED efﬁciencies,1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes. Convenient to Tech. 771-1890. www.lubbockleasehomes.com. NICE 1, 2 & 3 bedroom houses near campus. All have range and fridge. Most have washer and dryer. See them all at toadstoolproperties.com. For additional information call 796-0774. ONE BEDROOM Apartment: W/D hookup, private yard. $400 per month. 2205 26th Street (rear) 806535-1905.
Appliances. Available now. W/D. Security. Private yard. $400. We have others. 2113 B 21st. Call now 795-2011. ONE BLOCK FROM TECH. $495. Water paid. 1 bedroom house. 2319 13th rear. Available July 15th. Spotless, quiet, private parking, appliances, lawn kept. Can show. 765-7182
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UNFURNISHED MISCELLANEOUS OPEN HOUSE
Nifty 2 bedrrom home. 1 bath. Hardwood, appliances. W/D. Garage. Large fenced yard. 2321 21st. Today: 1:30-3:30. 795.2011. RENEWLY REFURBISHED 2/1/1 house. Hardwood ﬂoors, big backyard, pets allowed. Students preferred. 2519 41st $700+ bills. Available April 15th. (806) 778-6542 TECH AREA Houses, all updated, all include yard & are pet friendly. 4/2 2415 25th, 3/2 3312 27th, 2/2 all bills paid 2315 25th, 2/1 2811 24th, all bills efﬁciencies, more info: http://merlinspetshop.com/tech-area-rentals.html Text/call 806-4410611/806-438-8746
TECH AREA HOUSES
4 Bedrooms, unique houses 2004 17th, 2415 25th 806-441-0611/806-438-8746 More info: http://merlinspetshop.com/tech-arearentals.html
SHOP THOUSANDS of items at Lubbock Women’s Club Gigantic Garge Sale! 3907 Ave. Q (Old Gene Messer Building). April 19-21: Friday & Saturday, 8 AM-4 PM; Sunday, 1-3 PM (1/2 price). Don’t miss out!
CLOTHING/JEWELRY NEED CASH
Buying any gold/silver jewelry. Any condition. Avery and others. Varsity Jewelers 1311 University.
Ofﬁcially licensed rings. Men’s from $845. Women’s from $495. Varsity Jewelers. 1311 University.
MISCELLANEOUS $$ SAVE MONEY $$
Closest Storage Facility to Campus. Reserve online today… www.StorageTodayLubbock.com or call Jeff @ 744-3636
10% OFF TO ALL TECH STUDENTS!
Eyebrow Threading ($8), Facials, Pedicure, Manicure, Nails & Haircut. Om Threading, Nails & Spa. 4505 34th St. (806)771-0160.
32ND & FRANKFORD STORAGE
Affordable West Storage, convenient for students. High security, great location. Units from $20 and up. Reserve online today. www.AffordableStorageOfLubbock.com or call Travis @ 791-1166
YOUR GIFT MEANS THE WORLD
Consider donating your eggs to help other women. Your time is worth $3500. The Centre for Reproductive Medicine. 806-788-1212
ROOMMATES FEMALE ROOMMATE needed. 5521 16th street ﬁve minutes from Tech. 1650 square feet. $500 rent includes utilities. 8067890177
$5,500-$10,000 PAID. EGG DONORS for up to 6 donations. All races. N/Smokers, ages 18-27, SAT>1100/ACT>24/GPA>3.0 Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org if qualiﬁed.
4TH & FRANKFORD STORAGE
Add-A-Closet Storage (Next to Cujo’s). Specializing in dust & climate controlled units. Call 793-5560. Credit Cards Accepted.
50th & Ave Q (behind United Supermarket) Climate & Dust Controlled Units. Student Discounts. Reserve online today… www.AffordableStorageOfLubbock.com or call Brendan @ 767-9777
Rates $10 and up. Free truck. 24/7 Rental station. Clean. 5839-49th 792-6464
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Free chicken fried steak included Super Cheapist :) Cell 781-2931. More Information www.LubbockClass.com.
LEARN TO FLY
HUB CITY AVIATION offers personalized ﬂight training at all levels, including beginners. Aircraft rentals also available. Visit www.hubcityaviation.com or call 806-687-1070.
Mattress, Furniture. Huge discounts. 5127 34th Street (34th & Slide). 785-7253.
RED & BLACK BOOKSTORE
buys back textbooks everyday. The most money for your books guaranteed. 6th & University (behind chili’s). 806-368-7637.
SUMMER STORAGE SPECIAL
10x10. Shadow Hills Storage 307 Frankford Avenue. $90.00 one time payment for storage thru August 31st. 806.548.2005.
APRIL 15, 2013