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DPS warns of weekend wildfire danger Officials: Avoid back roads while traveling By BRIAN HOWARD STAFF WRITER

The threat of more possible wildfires spreading throughout Texas during the weekend makes traveling safety a major concern for Texas Tech students, faculty and staff who plan to travel dur-

ing the holiday weekend. According to the Texas Forest Service, wildfires that spread throughout Texas last week caused damage to nearly half a million acres. This number is expected to grow if weather conditions including high heat, low humidity and strong winds continue to

worsen during the upcoming weekend. The Texas Division of Emergency Management warns students to never drive into dense smoke and to avoid certain outdoor activities that can cause wildfires, such as driving off-road, burning trash and using fireworks. An estimated 90 percent of all wildfires are caused by human activity, with debris burning being the leading cause. Cpl. John Gonzalez, a regional spokesman with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said it is important students understand the danger associated with wildfires and prepare accordingly for travel. “Get as much information as possible from

the Internet or television as to where the most dangerous conditions exist,” he said. “If you do come onto one of these fires while driving, make sure emergency responders have arrived to control the situation.” Students regularly traveling on back roads or non-major highways to go home for other school holidays may need to plan out a different route, Gonzalez said. “Back roads will be the most hazardous. Staying on major highways is the best way to avoid serious trouble,” he said. “Many students that head east for Denton or Dallas from Lubbock often take Highway 114. There have been a lot

of fires spread throughout that area, and given the current conditions, an alternate route should be chosen.” The biggest danger posed by wildfires when driving is the dense and vast amount of smoke they produce, Gonzalez said. “The biggest thing is the smoke; we highly discourage traveling through smoke or wildfires,” he said. “If you can’t see through the smoke, or can’t see into to it enough to tell how far it goes, the best bet is to turn around and go the other way.” FIRE continued on Page 2 ➤➤

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Asbestos removal continues in Theatre department bonds through performance admin. building By SYDNEY HOLMES STAFF WRITER

Project to be finished by end of January

Energetic dancing, iconic costumes, a stellar list of characters and music with enough staying power to be played at every high school dance since its release combine to form the musical “Footloose.” On Wednesday, the Texas Tech Department of Theatre and Dance premiered its own adaption of the classic Broadway musical. LOOSE continued on Page 3 ➤➤

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WORKERS PREPARE TO remove asbestos from the Administration building Thursday.

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Abatement of the Administration building continues to make progress since construction began to remove asbestos on the third floor two months ago. Hugh Cronin, senior director of project administration, said the Texas Tech Board of Regents approved the abatement of the building in August 2009, allowing for construction. Cronin said renovating old buildings because they include asbestos is not uncommon among older universities. “Almost every building on campus that was built before 1970 will have asbestos materials in it,” he said. “They’re usually behind the walls, above the ceilings or beneath the floor tiles. As long as they’re undisturbed, they don’t pose any risk to anyone.” Asbestos originally was used as a fire retardant in older buildings, he said, but over time the material hardens and, if disturbed, can be harmful to humans. The safety of students and the people who work in the building was never in question, Cronin said. “The building is so safe that during the abatement process and construction, it is still being occupied by the chancellor and the president and their staff,” he said. During each phase of construction, specialists have gone in to remove hazardous materials in a safe way, he said.

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International Affairs presents annual Global Vision Awards By KASSIDY KETRON STAFF WRITER

For the first time, Texas Tech sent more than 1,000 students abroad during the 2010-11 academic school year with the help of individuals who paved the way for the study abroad program. The Office of International Affairs hosted its annual Global Vision Awards on Thursday at the International Cultural Center to recognize these efforts.

STEPHANIE COLNINGER, LEFT, congratulates John Kobza, senior associate dean of engineering, and Shelli Crockett, director of the Engineering Opportunities Center on receiving a Global Vision Award. The award, presented Thursday in the International Cultural Center, is given to faculty who have encouraged students to study abroad. PHOTO BY LESLEY LASTUFKA/The Daily Toreador

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NICHOLAS HALDER, LEFT, a Ph.D. student studying theater from Cherokee, Iowa, Joel Ison, a junior theater major from Brownfield, and Elizabeth Stromsness, a graduate student studying theater from New York, perform in the dress rehearsal of the musical "Footloose" in the Maedgen Theatre on Tuesday.

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TODAY Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky Time: All-day event Where: School of Art, Landmark Gallery So, where is it? Six photographers were commissioned to photograph the Llano Estacado as artists rather than as surveyors. The exhibit is on display through June 24. Texas Tech Track and Field Invitational Time: All-day event Where: Fuller Track So, what is it? Come cheer for the Red Raiders and Lady Raiders in their last home meet of the season. Texas Tech Softball Time: 6 p.m. Where: Rocky Johnson Field So, what is it? Cheer for the Red Raiders as they take on the Texas Longhorns. LMAO of Texas Presents: Danielle Ate the Sandwich Time: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Where: D’Vine Wine So, what is it? Danielle is widely known across the United States for her online videos. She has a knack for taking popular music and revamping it with her sweet, soft voice and ukulele. “Adam’s Eve” Time: 8 p.m. Where: C.A.T.S. Playhouse So, what is it? Join Children and Adults Theatrical Studios for this hilarious comedy written by Matthew Carlin and directed by Tim McIntire.

SATURDAY Texas Tech Softball Time: 6 p.m. Where: Rocky Johnson Field So, what is it?

Art on Saturday: Basic Art for Youth Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Where: TTU Museum So, what is it? Youth art classes for ages 12 to 18 are hosted every fourth Saturday of the month and led by Sarah Collins.

SUNDAY International Picnic Time: 1 p.m. Where: Urbanovsky Park So, what is it? Students for Global Connections hosts the first-ever SGC International Picnic. This gathering offers great opportunities to meet, exchange ideas with hundreds of members of more than 15 international student organizations, and make new friends and see Tech students from all across the world sharing their cultures through traditional foods, costumes, music, games and sports. D.G. Flewellyn Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Where: The Overton Hotel So, what is it? Enjoy an Easter brunch accompanied by live acoustic rock. Make reservations at 806-776-7000. Shelton R. Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Trader’s Market So, what is it? This acoustic show features Shelton Rohling performing classic rock, country and blues.

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Bat researchers receive grant to help fund conservation efforts By JORGE CRUZ STAFF WRITER

Texas Tech bat researchers have recently received a five-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create a network for bat researchers in Southeast Asia. “The idea is to take researches in Southeast Asia and build a network program,” said Tigga Kingston, an assistant professor of biological sciences and lead investigator on the project. The funds from the grant gives researchers the opportunity to share data, design and implement conservation method and while using their research to teach undergraduate and graduate students. “By connecting the people, we can set the stage for long-term research across the region,” Kingston said. “Bats don’t have boundaries, so if we can unionize the researchers in different countries, we can collaborate and explore conservation methods.” The funds will help legitimize the Southeast Asian Bat Conservation Research Unit (SEABCRU), a group of investigators doing bat research in Southeast Asia. “Southeast Asia is home to about 30 percent of the world’s bat population,” Kingston said. “However, rapid land-use changes and intensive hunting have put many of these species on threatened or endangered status.”

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“As we go through renovations on any building, we do an assessment of that building and get a consultant that specializes in asbestos abatement, and they tell us all the different areas that are potential hazards,” Cronin said. Cronin said the abatement has been a long process because every-

Kingston said of the 330 bat species in the area, only about 18 percent are considered stable. By the end of this century, 20 percent of Southeast Asia’s bat species may become extinct, she said. “Bats are an integral part of the biodiversity and play a critical role in the ecosystem,” Kingston said. “If we lose the bat population, then we will lose the forest ecosystem integrity.” The money received from the grant will help support meetings and training workshops across Southeast Asia centered on cave bat conservation, taxonomy, interest in the flying fox bat and the response of forest-dependent bats to rapid land-use change. “We have identified research priorities that are being supported by student teams,” Kingston said. “Undergraduate and graduate students from Tech will have the opportunity to collaborate with students from Southeast Asia.” Juliana Senawi, a doctoral student from Malaysia, is one of the many students doing research to document the relationship between ecology, morphology and performance of Malaysia insectivorous bats assemblages from disturbed and undisturbed habitats. “The activities conducted are expected to provide knowledge on the responses of bat diversity to habitats experiencing different degrees of human disturbance,” Senawi said in an email. “This will in turn contribute to the management of both protected areas and disturbed landscapes

and can identify species most threatened by anthropogenic disturbance for specific conservation action.” Faisal Anwarali, a doctoral student, is a part of the taxonomy group working on conservation efforts as part of the SEABCRU grant. “As a part of the taxonomy group, my responsibility is to understand and

recognize the different bat species in the area,” Anwarali said. As a native of Malaysia, Anwarali said his ultimate goal is to identify the diversity and understand the system that has affected the bat population and what role geography plays in the distribution of the bat population.

one on the third floor has had to moved other areas of the Administration building or to different locations on campus. “It took us two years to move people, and none of that happens quickly,” Cronin said. “We started all the preparatory work, and we isolated the mechanical systems from the third floor and the rest of the building. Now the contractor has mobilized. Now that the building has been prepared for contain-

ment, they can begin the abatement process.” Almost every building on campus will have some form of material that could potentially be hazardous if not treated correctly, Cronin said. Because of this, he said, the university consults the Department of Environmental Health and Safety with any project that happens on campus. “To put it into perspective,” Cronin said, “any time a maintenance person from our physical plant may

have to go into a building to remove just a floor tile so they can drill a hole in the floor or replace something, we make sure to have on-staff personnel trained in asbestos removal there. They give us advice on what potential dangers to look for so we can ensure the maximum safety for everyone involved.” Cronin said officials expect construction to be completed by January 2012.

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TIGGA KINGSTON, ASSISTANT professor of biological sciences, leads a team of researchers for a five-year study on bats in Southeast Asia, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Large areas of road covered in dense smoke can cause major accidents similar to one caused by a sandstorm just east of Slaton in 2005, Gonzalez said. “The sand was so thick that people had to pull over or stop in the middle of the road because they could not see right in front of them,” he said. “The lack of vision caused by the storm led to a 20-car pile-up in which two semitrucks were involved.”

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas Senate committee on Thursday approved the use of $3 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to help bring into balance the $176 billion state budget proposal for the next two years. In all funds, the Senate plan would still make about $11 billion in cuts, compared to the current budget. But the cuts are much less severe than those in the bare-bones House version. Bracing for a fight, Republican

Sen. Steve Ogden said he’s prepared to defend the legislation to get it to the governor’s desk. “This bill keeps Texas government functioning and essential services available to Texans without doing harm to the private sector,” he said, shortly after the bill was approved. “It doesn’t generously meet the essential needs of Texas, but I think it’s adequate and I think in these circumstances adequate is a pretty big deal.”

t’s been about a month since Nintendo’s 3DS portable gaming system debuted in the U.S. I’ve spent a lot of time with the system and have reviewed several of the launch titles for The Daily Toreador. Now, I feel more than comfortable reviewing the hardware itself. The 3DS is Nintendo’s successor to its immensely successful DS, and the relationship is immediately apparent. At first glance you might mistake the device for a DSi, with its two screens and innerand outer-facing cameras. Both systems share the same number and placement of buttons. But there are three primary differences here. One is the circle pad, which operates like a console controller’s analog stick. This works astoundingly well, and feels great on your thumb while giving you much more control over character movement than just a d-pad gives (though the 3DS also has a d-pad below the circle pad). Another difference is the fact that there are now two cameras on the outside of the system, which allows you to take low-res 3-D pictures (the ability to shoot 3-D video is coming later via a system update). But the main difference is the top screen, which is wide, beautiful and, oh yeah, 3-D. The most important part of a 3DS review is probably this: The technology works as advertised. As long as you’re looking at the top 3DS screen head-on (not at an angle), you see an image in 3-D without needing to wear any ugly 3-D glasses. The technology works by the same principles as a 3-D movie like “Avatar.” The screen sends a separate image to each eye in order to create the illusion of

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Awards were accedpted by Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship Committee chairman John Masselli on behalf of the committee. The Global Vision Award was given to the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, and the Lifetime Achievement Global Vision Award was given to James Reckner, founder of the Vietnam Center. The award presenter, Tech President Guy Bailey, said Tech has goals for its students to become more actively involved in their learning experience. Bailey said there are three ways students can be involved in an active learning experience: internships, research experience and studying abroad. “Once you (study abroad), you’ll do it again, and that becomes a part of your lifelong active learning.” Bailey said SACS awarded 75 percent of its study abroad applicants in the summer of 2011. When Masselli began working on the committee in 2003, there were 150 applicants for the study abroad program, and by 2011 the committee reviewed 396 applications, Bailey said. Masselli said the committee is looking at more than $300,000 in scholarships they are able to award students each year. Study abroad, Masselli said, is an important part of the university experience, and for the committee to make the difference between students staying home and going abroad is “fantastic.” “You’ll talk with the students after they come back, and it’s undoubtedly a life-changing event for them,” Masselli said. Individual colleges, he said, are becoming more involved with the program and branching out to help students gain that same experience Masselli said they also are seeing more students choosing to study in more exotic places than they have in the past. “We’re seeing people go to places like Japan and a little more out of the comfort zones, which is really interesting,” Masselli said. John Kobza, senior associate dean and professor of industrial engineering of the College of Engineering, accepted the award with Shelli Crockett, director of engineering opportunities center, on behalf of the college. The award, Kobza said, recognizes the efforts the college has made to encourage students to study abroad. Kobza said they started working on the study abroad program within the college about three years ago.

templating abortion, the CSA sends a message of love, which Dierschke said people respond to. For years, religious activists, “Even at the clinic, there are politicians and scientists alike have some people that just yell at the debated the idea of pro-life versus women. No one’s going to turn pro-choice, and both the scientific around and be like, ‘Oh, you’re and moral validity of each option. right. I am going to hell,’” she said. Texas Tech’s Catholic Student “That’s not going to help. We found Association has joined the debate by talking to them rather than at them participating in an event called 40 is really helpful. We focus on what Days for Life, a religious movement she needs and why she feels like she created to increase awareness about has to go through the abortion. We the consequences of abortion. try to show her how we can solve Members go to the nearest abor- her problems, because we have the tion clinic and not only pray for, resources to.” but also speak to, women who are Dierschke said she is aware some debating abortions. people are turned off by the idea of Krysten Haga, a junior early religion, which is why she is sensichildhood education major from tive in her approach. San Antonio, “God comes is part of this last in the conendeavor. versation,” she “ We w a n t said. “No one to speak out wants my relifor those who gion shoved in can’t speak for their face first themselves,” thing.” she said. Erin FitzgerHaga said ald, a junior she has a permathematics sonal connecmajor from tion to the Kennesaw, Ga., cause she is said the most promoting; her important eleSALLY DIERSCHKE mother became ment of the 40 pregnant at a Days for Life SENIOR FOOD SCIENCE young age and is educating MAJOR FROM WALL considered the potential abortion. mothers on the She believes the reason many consequences of aborting their women go through with abortions children. is because of fear. “I think a lot of people don’t “We don’t have the right to take understand the issue because it’s away a life. Being Catholic, I believe so watered down with terms like that life starts at conception, so it is ‘women’s choice’ and ‘termination a child,” she said. “The big thing is of pregnancy’,” she said. “They that people are afraid. Most (moth- don’t fully understand what goes on ers) are in a crisis, and they don’t and all the side-effects and afterknow their options.” effects. I feel like if they really, truly Sally Dierschke, a senior food understood what was going on, there science major from Wall, said what wouldn’t be nearly as many abortions differentiates this anti-abortion happening.” movement from others is the peaceHaga said the statistics relating ful approach the CSA takes. to the abortion rate were shocking “(40 Days for Life) is basically to her and said she hopes to convey a peaceful prayer campaign to end that message to those considering abortion,” Dierschke said. “It’s really aborting. focused on offering support and help “There’s about one-third of our to women who feel like (abortion) is generation that’s missing because their only option. We don’t do the abortion was legalized,” she said. “It’s whole condemning, ‘You’re going important for us to educate because, to hell’ bit. That’s not what we’re sadly, there are so many people who about.” aren’t here that should be.” Instead of ranting at women con- ➤➤sholmes@dailytoreador.com STAFF WRITER

Britton Peele depth. So if you can’t see 3-D movies for some reason (for example, if you’re blind in one eye), then this won’t work for you either, which is unfortunate. Most of the time, the 3-D gives you the illusion that you’re looking into the screen, providing an exciting degree of depth. But there are definitely moments where it feels as if the image is coming out of the screen and into your face. It really depends on what individual game developers want to do with the technology. So the technology works, and is pretty magical when you first see it, but it has limitations. The “sweet spot” from which you have to be looking at the screen is very small. If you tilt the screen the wrong way, you lose the 3-D effect and instead see a blurry image. You get used to it, but it’s a shame you don’t have more freedom of movement, especially since some games try to make use of player movement by using the device’s accelerometers (just like on those iPhone games that require you to tilt to play). You can tune the 3-D effect to your liking, which is very nice. A slider on the side of the screen is easily adjustable, so you can decide exactly how much of the 3-D effect you want, and can even turn it off altogether if you so desire. Even with the 3-D off, the 3DS is a pretty amazing handheld. It’s a more powerful DS (providing graphical power somewhere around the GameCube or They sent about 15 students abroad each year, and a majority of the students studied the language of the country they were in instead of engineering, Kobza said. Now, he said, students cant take engineering classes while abroad, as well as core requirements. “Companies are responding,” Kobza said. “Companies look for this on their resumes, and so it helps to give our students an edge.” Bailey awarded the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Global Vision Award to Tech’s Vietnam Center and Archives founding director, James Reckner. Reckner said the Vietnam Center and Archives staff continues to promote the center, work and collect materials, and make arrangements for trips around the world to countries like Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Also, Reckner said the support of the community has been particularly important to the center. Because of Reckner’s vision in 1989 and more than 20 years of service, Bailey said Tech has become known for its Vietnam Center. “When we talk about tier one, we talk about centers like that, that are internationally known,” he said. ➤➤kketron@dailytoreador.com

the Wii), which for some people will be enough. The bottom screen is still a touch screen, and in fact you can play all of your old DS games just fine on the 3DS (after you get past an initial boot-up time). Online capabilities have been drastically improved and are even better than the Wii currently provides. You still have to use Nintendo’s annoying Friend Code system, giving you a unique number to share with friends rather than letting you choose a username, but this has been reduced to only one code per system, rather than a separate code for each individual game, which was a gigantic pain. You can still play against random people, too. Jumping into an online match in “Super Street Fighter IV” is actually quicker than it is on the Xbox 360 or PS3, and works very well. And there are tons of cool features built into the machine, such as “Street Pass.” If your 3DS is on and closed, it will constantly search for other 3DS systems as you carry it around. If you happen to walk by someone else with a 3DS, the two of you exchange data without even being aware of it. The simplest exchange is of your personal Mii avatars (which are exactly identical to those on the Wii), but you can also exchange data like race times in “Ridge Racer” or have an automatic figurine battle in “Street Fighter.” But there are downsides. The biggest and most crippling is the battery life. When the wireless features are on, the 3-D slider is at max and your screen brightness is all the way up, you may be looking at a mere three hours of playtime. And that’s after taking about three hours for the system to fully charge. The potential upside to this is the battery is easily removable — Nintendo’s own instructions even tell you how to do it. So there’s a possibility better batteries

will come along in the future that provide more playtime. Also, the system comes with a charging cradle, which makes it extremely easy to plop down your 3DS when you get home and let it charge without needing to mess with cables. The other downside is one that hopefully won’t last long: the game library. The 3DS launched with a wide variety of games for a wide variety of people. “Madden,” “The Sims,” “Pro Evolution Soccer,” “PilotWings,” “Street Fighter,” “Ridge Racer” ... A ton of genres are covered. Unfortunately, most of the games that have been released so far are average at best. But the original DS had one of the largest and greatest libraries of games for any game system ever released. The 3DS could easily meet or exceed that precedent, especially considering old DS games can be played on the device. If you wait a little bit, there should be a lot of outstanding games for you to choose from. A remake of “Zelda: Ocarina of Time” and an action-oriented “Resident Evil” game are both coming in June, and the future past that already looks really bright. The system’s $250 price is a lot of money, so you would be justified in waiting for more quality games to ship before investing in the hardware. However, I think the system itself is extremely solid and should have a really bright future. If you’re serious about playing video games, chances are you’ll need to own a 3DS at some point in the future.

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love that it’s an art of collaboration,” Stromsness said. “Everyone has to work together using their strengths, and everybody has different strengths. I think that actually helps bring us together as a group because we have to depend on each other for different things, and it creates this really lovely community.” While the majority of people cringe at the idea of singing in front of large crowds, Stromsness said she loves the feeling of the spotlight. Though she gets nervous, she channels the nerves into her performance instead of letting them affect her. One interesting aspect of “Footloose,” Stromsness said, is the ages of the characters the actors are expected to play. Stromsness’ character is a senior in high school, while Nicholas Halder, a Ph.D. theater student from Cherokee, Iowa, played her character’s father, Reverend Shaw Moore. “It was something that was at the forefront of my mind – something that I would have to think about, you know, finding that connection into that character,” Halder said. The show runs through Saturday and Thursday through April 30 at 8 p.m., as well as Sunday and May 1 at 2 p.m. in the Charles E. Maedgen Theatre.

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Bill Gelber, the director of the show, said the stage adaptation of the film is vastly different from the original, which he worked to convey through his direction. “It is unique because they’ve changed the tone of it in the musical itself,” he said. “There are a lot of things in the film you can’t do (on stage). In the film, it’s much more about how the visual images are getting displayed.” The cast is made up of students from all backgrounds and majors, Gelber said. He tried to create a sense of belonging for everyone in the show, so the play would be performed well. “I think it’s about having the same goal, which is to create the story in a way that people find interesting, entertaining and moving,” Gelber said. “That’s our goal, and we’re all working toward that goal. You create that ensemble. It can’t be about us being from different departments and areas. You have to create the unity.” Elizabeth Stromsness, a theater graduate student from New York City, played the female lead of Ariel Moore. She echoed Gelber’s thought and said she not only recognized the diversity within the cast, but also appreciated it. “I love that about musical theater. I

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ince the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the struggle to develop a sound energy policy that will meet the needs of the American people by providing a stable, affordable and dependable source of energy has eluded the United States government. Most recently, Congress and President Obama had come to terms with the fact nuclear power provided the only safe, stable and affordable solution for our nation. Then, Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami in March caused a catastrophic chain reaction in the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The ensuing meltdown has been compared to Chernobyl in its magnitude and has spooked politicians and media pundits worldwide against supporting nuclear power as the future of energy, which could be the biggest disaster of all. When tragic events happen, people tend to pay attention, and usually to the last thing to happen in the news, but ignore any of the actual facts involved,

Jeff Frazier choosing instead to let fear take center stage. Science, however, must avoid this cycle of fear and choose instead to follow the model pioneered by NASA when it was pushing the boundaries of the possible. In 1967, NASA tested the Saturn 5 rocket, which they had designed to carry astronauts to the moon in their Apollo 1 trial. Instead of launching, the cabin caught on fire, the sealed hatches locking the astronauts — including the legendary Gus Grissom, the second American to ever travel into space — inside, where they were tragically killed. NASA could have seen this as proof that space travel was too dangerous, that the project should be abandoned, as the risks were too high, and thereby kept

Neil Armstrong from taking his one small step. In 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded over Cape Canaveral, killing all aboard. NASA responded by shutting down the shuttle program, figuring out what went wrong and making sure it never happened again. NASA did not look at the dangers and admit defeat, surrendering to the dangers of manned spaceflight and letting other nations lead the way and take the risks. Instead, they fixed the problems and kept exploring, as is inherent in both the American spirit and the spirit of scientific discovery. We face a similar problem with the Fukushima disaster. Yes, it was a tragedy, and yes, there will be repercussions. But, like NASA, we must look at what went wrong and understand the problems rather than simply give up. To argue the Fukushima reactors are evidence nuclear power is inherently unsafe is to ignore all the evidence and circumstances of the events. Fukushima’s design was 30 years old, and the plant

Nuclear power has had already been scheduled for come a long way since decommissioning. those disasHad Fukushima been ters, and a modern design, like that Fukuthose in France or at shima lasted the South Texas Projas long as it ect, the chances of a did under the meltdown following circumstances a tsunami would have is a testament to been almost astronomithat fact. The adcal. vancements made Additionally, in the last few debefore Fukushicades are staggerma, all nuclear ing, and as such, incidents had nuclear power ofbeen the result fers a future no other of inherent des i g n f l a w s ILLUSTRATION BY KRISTEN WITHERSPOON source can. Nuclear that caused the plant to malfunction under power has no replacement. While wind and solar may seem like ordinary operating conditions. Neither Chernobyl nor Three alternatives, they cannot come Mile Island faced any significant anywhere close to providing the outside disaster; they melted down level of power nuclear energy based on their own flawed designs. can. The South Texas Project, Fukushima, on the other hand, the nuclear power plant that was operating without problem powers 8 percent of Texas, puts until the third-largest recorded out more than 10 times the power earthquake in history cracked the of all wind and solar generation plant open, along with the mas- in the United States combined. As we look toward a future sive tsunami that followed.

where we are increasingly dependent upon electricity, especially if we plan to convert the entire nation’s transportation system away from oil and towards electricity, nuclear power simply must become the lynchpin of the grid, providing a stable and affordable base from which to build the grid. While wind, solar, coal and hydroelectric will have their place to flesh out the system, only nuclear offers the firm base on which a dependable system may be built. We must not give in to shortsighted fears and cowardice. If we are to thrive and grow as a nation in this coming century, we must embrace technological advancement and not allow outlier disasters to feed our Luddite tendencies, but rather take the disaster, learn from it and use that knowledge to go boldly into the future.  Frazier is a communications studies graduate student from West Columbia. ➤➤ jeff.e.frazier@ttu.edu

Having faith in soul mate idea can’t hurt Jaira D Keys

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ook around at all the students hunched over their laptops. All of these individuals are at the library to “study,” right? No, of course not. These students turn on their computer and immediately log onto Facebook. No one needs a summary on what Facebook is. Why? Because almost every single student on this campus has one. Facebook has become a part of us. We basically live two lives, a

real life and a virtual life on the Internet. In real life, we’re not as quick, clever or witty as we would be in the world of our online persona. In real life, we’re not always seen in the most flattering light or angle while we’re always approvingly tagged with a photo on our online world. It once was less likely for individuals to have online personas. I can remember back in 2004 when kids would ask each other: “Can I Myspace you?” Ask any young adult if he or she has a Myspace and you’re now

more likely to encounter a “What?” Facebook is the main addiction of our generation. It takes energy out of our living life and puts it into a false, imaginary world of the Facebook realm. I’m not trying to blast Facebook. I know what it feels like to compulsively check your notifications on an hourly basis, hoping to see that someone commented on your oh-so-clever status or wrote on your wall. It is also a fact that Facebook does have societal value as a tool to utilize, like long-distance friends

to correspond over thousands of miles. What I believe is that Facebook has shown to cause problems with socialization in real life. We “friend” people, “chat” with them for hours on end and then feel the obvious awkwardness when you meet in person. If we can learn to focus primarily on real life, we can perhaps have a healthier relationship with our Facebook page. And of course, I will be posting a link to this online as soon as I’m done.

In light of scams, reconsider where you give, don’t reconsider giving By ANUSREE GARG

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Greg Mortensen, author of “Three Cups of Tea” — a memoir that has comfortably remained on The New York Times best-sellers list for the past 219 weeks — might be a philanthropic phony. Last Sunday, “60 Minutes” ran an exposé on Mortensen, blowing the whistle on his charity, his book and sullying his veracious reputation. “60 Minutes” revealed that Mortensen’s charity, the Central Asia Institute, “spends more money domestically promoting the importance of building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan than it does actually constructing and funding them overseas.” When visiting 30 of the 141 schools built under the auspices of Mortensen, “60 Minutes” found that half functioned reasonably well, but the other half were either poorly constructed, used as storage facilities, or even nonexistent.

The very plot of Mortensen’s book is dubious. Mortensen claimed that he was held for eight days by the Taliban; “60 Minutes” was able to track down a few of his supposed captors who revealed that they were not kidnappers, rather they were his hosts and they were never part of the Taliban. One of his alleged captors is actually the director of a research tank in Pakistan. Clad in western business attire he refuted Mortensen’s assertion saying, “This is totally false, and he is lying.” As an admirer inspired by Mortensen’s dogged commitment to children’s education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, hearing “60 Minutes” besmirch his character and his work was wholly disheartening. But this disillusionment of an exemplary philanthropist is both necessary and imperative. Philanthropy is not all peaches. All people, Samaritans or not, have their own interests. The degree of this self-

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interest needs to measured. Fortunately, a few websites perform this measurement. Charity Navigator “works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace” by analyzing the “financial health” of more than 5,000 American charities. It does this by sharing data on the expense breakdown for the charity, rating its organizational efficiency, even disclosing the charity’s total revenue and the salary of the head director. Similarly, The American Institute of Philanthropy, a charity watchdog, ranks organizations based on their financial performance determining how generous a charity truly is. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on charity scams involving the crisis in Japan. Fraudulent charities using heart-rending language spammed the emails of benevolent souls. Donors took the bait and thousands of dollars went in the pockets of the unscrupulous miscreants, not to victims in dire Copyright © 2011 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. •Breaking News Phone: 806-742-3393, Fax: 806-742-2434 Email: dailytoreador@ttu.edu •Corrections Call: 806-742-3393 Policy: The Daily Toreador strives for accuracy and fairness in the reporting of news. If a report is wrong or misleading, a request for a correction or a clarification may be made.

need. Scams like this are completely avoidable. Donations are desired in a multitude of the world’s problem areas — a simple check can prevent the profits of charlatans and maximize the utility of each dollar by donating to only the most efficient and altruistic charities. Mortensen, whether the “60 Minutes” investigation rings true, has done a good deed — he has helped many children in Afghanistan and Pakistan obtain an education they otherwise would not receive. However, the extent of his good work has been enormously inflated. Shattering the sacrosanct image of charities does not mean losing hope and faith in philanthropy. One must replace blind-giving with a realistic perspective. Reconsider where you give, don’t reconsider giving. Simply, remember Reagan’s catchphrase, “trust, but verify.” •Publishing information Periodical Postage paid by The Daily Toreador, Student Media building, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 79409. Publication number: 766480. The DT is a student newspaper published Monday through Friday, September through May; Tuesdays and Fridays June through August, except during university examination and vacation periods. The DT is funded primarily through advertising revenues generated by the student sales staff with free campus distribution resulting from student service fees. •Subscriptions Call: 806-742-3388 Subscription Rates: $150 annually; single issues: $1. Postmaster: send address changes to The Daily Toreador, Box 43081 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409.

people believe in free will. If you happen to be a spiritual person, maybe you believe more in destiny. Perhaps you believe everything happens for a reason and all the things you’ve done were already going to happen. If that is where you are coming from, that thought process supports the idea of soul mates. If all the things in your life are predetermined, so is the individual with whom you will end up. Although soul mates aren’t anything we can see and prove, we have faith. After all, you can’t physically see God, but many of us believe He exists. The concept of there being one person in the entire world to whom you are deeply connected in every aspect can be rather overwhelming. For all you know, this particular person could be halfway across the world. Who’s to say you will ever meet this person? If you believe in soul mates, you should believe there is something like a magnet that draws you two together. You should have faith that no matter where this person is at this current time, they will find their way to you. Whichever way you choose to understand the word soul mate, they seem to be an important factor in our lives. Whether their purpose is to love us forever and complete us or to break us down and in turn make us a better person, these individuals seem to have an important role in our lives. Perhaps believing in a soul mate is like a child believing in fairytales. There is nothing wrong with holding onto a little innocence. It keeps us young and vibrant. Anyway, who says fairytales can’t come true?

The concept of there being one person in the entire world who you are deeply connected to in every aspect can be rather overwhelming.

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o you believe in soul mates? This question was asked of a few people, and there was no majority found. Many people even went back and forth with their own thoughts. Perhaps this question is not simple and therefore can’t have a simple answer. First we must define what exactly a soul mate is. The general idea about soul mates is there is one person in the world with whom we are destined to be. There is one individual who will complete us. At this very moment they could be halfway around the world with the other part of our “soul.” According to Aristophanes’ creation myth, humans were once four-legged, four-armed, twofaced creatures. At some point, the humans attempted to take over Olympus. Zeus was not happy and decided to literally cut these creatures down to size. They were then split in half. From then on, humans physically look the way we do today. With this literal split comes the theory of another individual being the other half of us. According to Greek mythology, we are here seeking our other half since we have been broken apart. With this theory it seems it is vital to find this other person because without them we are not whole. After reading the novel “Eat, Pray, Love,” another idea of soul mates was presented. Elizabeth Gilbert examines other meaning for the word soul mate. She explains that while soul mates are very important people to come across in life, these are not the people with whom we want to spend the rest of our lives. These people serve the purpose of showing us who we really are and then leave. According to this theory, soul mates exist, but not in the capacity most of us believe them to. Perhaps we are looking for our soul mate with the wrong goggles. Many people are not sure if they even believe in soul mates. They believe love can be made with anyone. They don’t think there is only one person for us. It’s all about whom you decide to make it work with. These

has such a good defense behind them, they shouldn’t have too many problems on the mound. “Coach Hays always drills this in our heads,” she said, “there are only two things you can’t defend: a walk and a homerun. As long as we avoid those two, the pitching should be good this weekend.” Talley said The game is going to be fun to play in, and she is looking forward to playing against the Longhorns mainly for the tradition behind the rivalry. Hays said all he asks of his team is to play the way they practice during the week. “I don’t have a prediction for the game,” Hays said, “I just hope we come out and play hard and play with confidence this weekend.” The series starts Friday night at Rocky Johnson Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.

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“It’s going to be a good game,” Allen said. “Our pitchers are going to come out and give it their all, and we are going to defend well behind them. I’m already ready to start playing.” One of those pitchers is freshman Brittany Talley, who also faces the Longhorns for the first time in this series. Talley said she knows the Longhorns are bringing some great competition, and she welcomes the challenge. “They really are a great team,” Talley said. “It will be interesting playing against the people you hear about all the time on ESPN and stuff. We just have to be ready for them.” Talley said pitching-wise the Red Raiders are going to look to get back to form after last weekend’s sweep by Oklahoma State. She said the pitching staff

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“Biggest thing is to go there and fight as much as we can and just believe in ourselves,” he said. “I think we’re capable of doing more than we have done. Just going there confident, just have fun and compete, and I think that’s the best we can do.” The Red Raiders (15-8, 2-3)

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“Patience will be contributing factor because if the weather is bad, we will see a lot of high scores,” Smith said. “I am really patient, and if there is bad or windy weather,

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it can really play into both my hands and the team’s.” He said the last two tournaments show results of Tech’s hard work while at the same time instilling confidence. “We had a chance to play A&M and UT on their home courses. Obviously we didn’t win, but we were in contention

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Huge discounts. 5127 34th Street (34th & Slide). 785-7253. POOL TABLE: like new Olhausen. Fancy design, orange felt. All accessories included. $4000/obo. Call 432-352-5219 or 903-316-3976.

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Newly remodeled home at 3203 31st Street. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1535 sq feet. Asking $137,500. Call Katy at 806-577-6555 for more info.

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Hardwood floors. Washer/dryer included. 7896001.

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

LARGE 3/2/2

PRELEASE, AVAILABLE July 1st, 2213 27th, House, 2bedroom, 1bath, Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Central heat/air. washer/dryer connections. Tenant pays utilities. Rent $725.00 Deposit $350.00. Call 806-241-2227

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95th & University. Pets ok. Washer/dryer/refrigerator. Storage shed. Fenced back yard. $1200/month. Preleasing for August 1st. 252-0135. LARGE 4/2. 4 blocks from campus. Available August 1st. Off street parking. $1800/month. Call Bill 806-470-7037. LARGE EFFICIENCY. Tech Terrace. Washer/dryer. $550/month, bills paid. 806-632-6823.

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3 blocks off campus. 2 bedroom home. One bath. Appliances, W/D. Garage, yard, patio. Tech Terrace. Roscoe Wilson School. $900 ($450/roommate). 2605 23rd. 795-2011, appointment.

MOVE IN MAY 7TH

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PRE-LEASING FOR JUNE 15TH Spacious 3 bedroom home, 1 bath. Appliances. C H/A. Large fenced yard. Near 39th & Slide. Patio. Garage. Convenient to LCU, Texas Tech, SP mall, Wester, Coronado. $795. Call Ann or BJ for appointment at 795-2011. PRELEASE, AVAILABLE August 1st, 1910 26th house. 3bdrm, 3bath, stove, refrigerator, w/d connection, central heat/air,dishwasher. Tenant pays utilities. Rent $1,100.00 Dep. $750.00 Call 806241-2227 PRELEASE, AVAILABLE August 1st. 1915 26th. House, 2bdrm, office, 1bath. Stove, refrigerator, w/d connections, central heat/air. Tenant Pays Utilities. Rent $800.00, Deposit 400.00 Call, 806-2412227. PRELEASE, AVAILABLE August 1st. 2425 21st,3bdrm, 1bath house. Hardwood floors, stove, refrigerator, w/d connection, central heat/air, Tenant pays utilities. Rent $950.00, Dep $600.00. Call 806241-2227 PRELEASE, AVAILABLE July 1st. 1914 25th Rear. 1bdrm, 1bath, stove,refrigerator, Window heat/air. Tenant pays utilities. Rent $400.00, Dep. $250.00, Call 806-241-2227 PRELEASE, AVAILABLE July 1st. 1914 25th Front. 4Bdrm, 2bath house, House has stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, w/d connection,central heat/air. Tenant pays utilities. Rent $1,600.00, Deposit $1,000.00. Call 806-241-2227

Officially licensed rings. Men’s from $695. Women’s from $425. Varsity Jewelers. 1311 University.

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LEGAL NOTICES ATTN ALL PERSONNEL: Col. Thomas W. Geary, 17th Trianing Wing Commander, regretfully announces the death of 2Lt John T. Rice, AFIT student, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Anyone having claims against or indebtedness to the estate of 2Lt. Rice should contact Capt. Toney, Summary Courts Officer, at extension 806-742-2143.

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ROOMMATES 2 ROOMMATES needed. 2 bedrooms open now. Nice house close to campus. $425 a month, utilities split between roommates. 5533 17th place. For more info call Luke at 210-789-5367 or luke.specht@ttu.edu

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Tech softball faces Red Raider tennis travels to play challenge against No. 38 Nebraska in season finale No. 5 Longhorns By JOSHUA KOCH STAFF WRITER

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TEXAS TECH’S CYDNEY Allen waits on the pitcher to throw the ball so she can try to run to second base during Tech’s 9-5 loss against Kansas on April 13 at Rocky Johnson Field.

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game of the series. The Red Raiders are sitting at 39-9 on the season (4-8 in Big 12 play), while the Longhorns are at In arguably its biggest and most 39-4 (9-0 in conference play). Tech catcher Cydney Allen said she anticipated challenge of the season, Red Raider softball welcomes the No. has looked forward to playing in her first 5 Texas for a two-game series starting series against the Longhorns since she joined the Red Raiders last year. Friday. “When you Tech coach play against Shanon Hays someone like said the LongTe x a s , t h e i r horns, who are good play makes undefeated so far you play at an in Big 12 Conferescalated pace,” ence play, are the Allen said. “That team’s toughest is one reason I task so far this chose to come to season, and it the Big 12: the is going to take amount of comthe Red Raiders’ petition.” best to give the If Tech can Longhorns their continue to hit first loss. SHANNON HAYS the ball well “I’m very exSOFTBALL COACH and the pitchcited about havTEXAS TECH ers come out and ing Texas come give the team a up here this good game, the weekend,” Hays said. “They are a great team; you don’t Red Raiders should be able to hand go undefeated in this conference so far Texas its first loss in the Big 12, she said. “It’s going to be a good game,” Allen without being good. It’s gonna be a huge said. “Our pitchers are going to come out challenge for us this weekend.” Both teams will look to gain their 40th win of the season with the first SOFTBALL continued on Page 5 ➤➤ STAFF WRITER

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For the second-consecutive season, the Red Raiders’ regularseason finale takes place away from the McLeod Tennis Center. They just hope this one doesn’t end in defeat. The Red Raiders dropped their 2010 season finale to Oklahoma, 4-2, in Norman, Okla. Since this is the final tune-up for the Red Raiders before the Big 12 Conference tournament, Tech junior Gonzalo Escobar said the team looks at this match just as another chance to improve. “We just look at this as a huge opportunity to get ready for Big 12 tournament,” Escobar said. “It’s a good pre-challenge that we have, and then we’ll show you how we stand a little before the Big 12.” No. 21 Tech faces No. 38 Nebraska for the last time in the regular season as Big 12 foes at 3 p.m. Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Even with the Cornhuskers not ranked as high as the Red Raiders, Tech coach Tim Siegel said Nebraska is better than its ranking might suggest. In their last outing, the Cornhuskers (15-9, 1-3 in Big 12 play) battled No. 11 Texas, pushing three of the singles

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TEXAS TECH’S GONZALO Escobar returns a volley during a game this year at the McLeod Tennis Center. The Red Raiders hit the road for their regular-season finale against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Tech lost its 2010 regular-season finale, also against the Sooners, 4-2.

matches to a third set and taking the doubles point, but eventually losing 5-2. The Cornhuskers have struggled of late, dropping three of their last four matches, all against top Big 12 opponents. Nebraska gets a chance to

rebound before facing Tech since it plays Oklahoma today at 3 p.m. The Red Raiders defeated the No. 26 Sooners, 4-3, in Lubbock on Saturday. That is the exact same score the Red Raiders tagged against the Cornhuskers in a victory the

last time they came to Lubbock on April 9, 2010. Tech junior Rafael Garcia said they have to be ready to go so Nebraska doesn’t return the favor by handing them a loss. TENNIS continued on Page 5 ➤➤

No. 15 Red Raiders attempt to win first Big 12 Championship in school history By CHOIS WOODMAN STAFF WRITER

Texas Tech golf will make an attempt at the record books Monday in Hutchinson, Kan., at the Big 12 Conference Championships, when it seeks its first conference title since 1996. Senior Nils Floren, who is currently ranked as the No. 18 collegiate player in the nation by Golfweek, said the team has no doubt in its ability to potentially win the conference title. “I don’t think Tech has ever won the Big 12 in golf,” Floren said. “We all know that we can, and we want to be a part of that.” He said the current team is one of the best Tech has ever seen. “This is the best Tech

team that I’ve been around in my four years,” Floren said. “I don’t know if there has ever been a better team at Tech, but we definitely have a big chance of doing something good.” He said no one is going to lay down for the Red Raiders, so if they plan to win it, then they will have to be at the peak of their game facing teams including No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 6 Texas A&M and No. 11 Texas. Floren said much of the team has prior experience on the course in Kansas. He said the course fits his game well because its short length will leave him with a lot of wedge shots, which has been the best part of his game lately. Floren finished sixth individually, while the team finished fourth in last year’s conference tournament.

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TEXAS TECH SENIOR Nils Floren practices earlier this year at the Rawls Course. Floren and the Red Raiders begin play at the Big 12 Championships on Monday in Hutchinson, Kan.

Senior Matt Smith said the weather will have a large impact on the scores at the tournament.

GOLF continued on Page 5 ➤➤

Big debts and custody fight: Why MLB took Los Angeles Dodgers NEW YORK (AP) — As he read each report coming from Los Angeles, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig grew more and more concerned. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie — the team’s former chief executive officer — were trading bitter accusations during a three-week divorce trial that centered on which of them owned the franchise of Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax and Tommy Lasorda. Then Frank McCourt fired Dennis Mannion, the team president. Having already burdened the team and its real estate with more than $450 million of debt, McCourt wanted to take out additional loans and was having trouble securing them. He retained a high-powered law firm and wanted to negotiate a new front-loaded television deal that would give the club more cash he might withdraw for himself. Then on opening day, a San Francisco Giants fan was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium, highlighting a security problem fans have complained about for years. The fan remains in a medically induced coma. And there were worries

first player payroll on April 15. Finally, Selig had enough. He took the extraordinary step Wednesday of saying Major League Baseball was taking over operations of one of America’s most famous teams, the one that integrated the national pastime, broke Brooklyn’s heart and paved the way for coast-to-coast expansion. The takeover is possibly a prelude to Selig forcing a sale of the franchise. “It wasn’t one thing,” a highranking baseball executive said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because only Selig was authorized to speak on the situation. “It was a series of things that just kept building.” Once a model, the Dodgers now are just a mess. The team began play as the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in 1890 (several of the players had gotten married in the leadup to the initial season). The club later became known as the “Trolley Dodgers” — shortened to “Dodgers” and “Superbas” — and was affectionately labeled “Dem Bums” as it failed to win the World Series year after year until its first


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