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“This is a committee that just reviews every request to fill a position,” Bailey said. “They try to determine if we can get by for a while without that position and if we can get by — at least for the time being — without that position, then we don’t fill it. If it is something that is absolutely critical and we can’t get by another day without it, then we fill

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James said in their preliminary research with VorTECH they have found when a tornado passes through, a structure undergoes compression and tension, which when coupled with debris can cause significant damage. “We’re really just trying to understand how the tornadic winds damage and destroy buildings and from just the wind standpoint initially,” James said. “Then when you try and couple in the debris field with the wind, which ultimately is what happens in these terrible events like what happened in Joplin.”


the position.” What the university is trying to do is keep from eliminating more jobs than it has to, Bailey said. “We would really like to handle all of this as much as possible by simply by not filling jobs,” he said. “Most of the layoffs that we’ve done we have already done. But we’re hopeful we won’t have to do anymore.” But still, Bailey said, even having positions unfilled makes everyone else’s jobs harder. Daan Liang, an associate professor in construction and engineering, said Tech’s Wind Science and Engineering Center has made contributions to storm research by developing the Enhanced Fujita Scale, which was adopted by the National Weather Service. Then Enhanced Fujita Scale, Liang said, is a scale from one to five from lowest wind speed and damage to the highest wind speed and damage, providing guidance for rating a tornadic event. In terms of damage, Liang said there are 28 damage indicators, including residences and trees, which each have different levels of damage ranging

Assuming the budget stays the same, he said, the university has done the worst of its cutting. “Unless something really turns out bad, we’ve done a lot of the heavy lifting already,” Bailey said. “We’re hopeful things will turn out okay and we won’t have much more to do. I wouldn’t be overly optimistic, but at the same time, I think there should be no panic about jobs right now.” ➤➤

from minimal damage to total destruction. Liang said of right now they are not able to directly measure the wind speed during a tornado, so they have to rely on the expertise of engineers and scientists to provide their best estimation on what type of wind speed would cause the damage seen. “I think we have made tremendous progress,” Liang said. “One example is the Enhanced Fujita Scale, you know, it’s been developed here, but it’s been adopted by the National Weather Service. It’s really had a huge impact on how we investigate tornadoes.” ➤➤

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LONDON (AP) — A respected international panel of scientists says cellphones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee. The classification was issued Tuesday in Lyon, France, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer after a review of dozens of published studies. The agency is an arm of the World Health Organization and its assessment now goes to WHO and national health agencies for possible guidance on cellphone use. Classifying agents as “possibly carcinogenic” doesn’t mean they automati-

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cally cause cancer and some experts said the ruling shouldn’t change people’s cellphone habits. “Anything is a possible carcinogen,” said Donald Berry, a professor of biostatistics at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. He was not involved in the WHO cancer group’s assessment. “This is not something I worry about and it will not in any way change how I use my cellphone,” he said — speaking from his cellphone. The same cancer research agency lists alcoholic drinks as a known carcinogen and night shift work as a probable carcinogen. Anyone’s risk for cancer depends on many factors, from genetic makeup to the amount and length of time of an exposure. After a weeklong meeting on the type of electromagnetic radiation found in cellphones, microwaves and radar, the expert panel said there was limited evidence cellphone use was linked to two types of brain tumors and inadequate evidence to draw conclusions for other cancers. “We found some threads of evidence telling us how cancers might occur, but there were acknowledged gaps and uncertainties,” said Jonathan Samet of the University of Southern California, the panel’s chairman. “The WHO’s verdict means there

is some evidence linking mobile phones to cancer but it is too weak to draw strong conclusions from,” said Ed Yong, head of health information at Cancer Research U.K. “If such a link exists, it is unlikely to be a large one.” Last year, results of a large study found no clear link between cellphones and cancer. But some advocacy groups contend the study raised serious concerns because it showed a hint of a possible connection between very heavy phone use and glioma, a rare but often deadly form of brain tumor. However, the numbers in that subgroup weren’t sufficient to make the case. The study was controversial because it began with people who already had cancer and asked them to recall how often they used their cellphones more than a decade ago. In about 30 other studies done in Europe, New Zealand and the U.S., patients with brain tumors have not reported using their cellphones more often than unaffected people. Because cellphones are so popular, it may be impossible for experts to compare cellphone users who develop brain tumors with people who don’t use the devices. According to a survey last year, the number of cellphone subscribers worldwide has hit 5 billion, or nearly three-quarters of the global population.


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FORT WORTH (AP) — The second time around at TCU hasn’t been as perfect for Matt Purke, the left-hander who has already been a first-round draft pick once — and could be again next week. After going 16-0 as a freshman and helping lead the Horned Frogs to their first College World Series last year, Purke (5-1, 1.51 ERA in 10 starts) missed a month this season with shoulder soreness. He has pitched only twice since mid-April, including the Mountain West Conference tournament opener last week. But Purke appears ready when it matters most for the Frogs (42-17), who are getting ready to host another NCAA regional. He has felt good on the mound since getting a clean bill of health from noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.

“There was nothing wrong with me. I just needed some rest,” Purke said. “It was what I needed and just get a clear mind and know what was going on.” Andrew Mitchell (5-1, 3.13) is expected to start the regional opener Friday night against Oral Roberts (36-20). Frogs coach Jim Schlossnagle will then likely decide between Purke or junior right-hander Kyle Winkler, the Mountain West Conference career leader with 27 wins, to pitch Saturday against Oklahoma (41-17) or Dallas Baptist (39-17), who play the other first-round game at TCU. “I’ve rested and now I’m ready for the time when it’s necessary,” said Purke, who has eight strikeouts while allowing one run in seven innings since returning. TCU began this season ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball

poll with the return of Purke, Winkler and right-hander Steven Maxwell. The starting trio was a combined 39-5 last season and didn’t miss any turns in the rotation. But Maxwell (5-1, 3.13) also missed a month this year because of biceps soreness before starting in the MWC tournament Friday. Winkler (8-2, 1.40) didn’t pitch in the conference tournament because of stiffness, though he said it was precautionary. Even while missing each of the trio at some point, the Frogs still earned a No. 1 seed and hosting role for the NCAA tournament. They won their sixth consecutive Mountain West regular season title with a 20-3 conference record. “Last year was fairy tale ... Every single player on our team that needed to have a good season had a great season, every single player

that needed to stay healthy stayed healthy,” Schlossnagle said. “If you had told me going into the year you’re going to miss Purke for a month and Maxwell for a month and Winkler is going to be in and out down the stretch, I would have said, ‘Yeah, wow, how are we going to overcome that?’” Even though Purke is only a sophomore, the slender bespectacled lefty with a deceptive three-quarters delivery is eligible for the draft again because his 21st birthday (July 17) is within 45 days of the draft that begins Monday. “We’ll sit back and see what happens,” he said. Purke was the 14th overall pick by the Texas Rangers in 2009, but went to TCU after being unable to reach a deal with the team that was still more than a year from winning its first

Value of scholarships hot topic at Big 12 meetings KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — On one hand, it seems only fair: Why not increase the value of athletic scholarships to include the total cost of attendance at a school? Shouldn’t the NCAA and its member schools share with those young athletes at least a tiny bit more of the billions that flow in every year from ticket sales, bowl revenues and lavish TV deals? On the other hand, it would be an administrative nightmare. And it would deal a blow to the financial solar plexus of smallbudget schools already straining to keep up with the Michigans, Alabamas, Notre Dames and Ohio States. Increasing the value of scholarships is not a new idea. But it’s a hot topic of conversation at this week’s Big 12 meetings and delegates, to say the least, are sharply divided. The thing is, nobody can figure out how it could be done. “Cost of attendance comes with all sorts of complications,” said Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe. “The cost of attendance will vary at certain institutions. If it’s $5,000 here and $2,000 there, how does that get into recruiting?” Many believe the extra money should go strictly to football and men’s basketball players since they’re the only ones on just about every campus who actually bring in more money than they cost. But would women’s coaches stand for that? Or others in traditional non-revenue sports? In that regard, there would

be significant legal hurdles to get past. “If you start thinking in terms of, ‘Well, these are the kids that bring in all the money and we need to give them more money,’ it’s hard for me to think that makes sense,” said Oklahoma faculty representative Connie Dillon. “How are you saying that’s not pay for play?” Philosophically, Dillon may be on the opposite side of the issue from many others at bigtime schools. “We’re for it,” said Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds. “It’s a positive thing and I think doing something for studentathletes is a positive thing. “The reality of being able to do it, it’s hard. Maybe 10 percent of athletic budgets are in the black. So if you go cost of living, that’s another, let’s say million dollars, that’s got to

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American League pennant. played each of the teams in its “All along our goal with Matt regional. The Frogs lost on conhas been to have him for two secutive days in April at Dallas years, and have him leave here Baptist and then home against healthy and a high pick,” Schloss- Oklahoma. They also lost on the nagle said. “He should feel very road against the Sooners, and beat indebted to TCU, and we are Oral Roberts at home. very indebted to him because of The Frogs are hosting a rethe effort that he gave us last year gional for the third consecutive and the effort that he continues year, and playing in their eighth to give this year.” straight NCAA tournament unEven though Purke was both- der Schlossnagle. ered by a blister on his pitching “It’s kind of amazing how you hand at the start of the season, draw it up. Before my freshman then missed a month because of year, we had never hosted a the shoulder soreness, he said regional or done anything like he has matured by “leaps and that,” Winkler said. “Then my bounds” at TCU and become a freshman year, we host a regional better pitcher. And he still has and make it to a super (regional). no regrets about not going pro The year after that, we make it straight out of high school two to a super again and win it and we’re in Omaha. Hopefully this years ago. “Not a single one,” he said. year the progression keeps going. If I’m lucky, I’ll have a national “Not a single one.” FOR RELEASE JUNE 2, 2011 TCU has already FOR this season championship ring.” RELEASE JUNE 3, 2011 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Los AngelesEdited Times Daily Crossword Puzzle by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

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ith summer here, many couples have had to part ways and decide whether to endure the difficulties of a long-distance relationship, or to just let distance win and say goodbye for the summer, or sometimes worse, forever. Whether we like to admit it or not, many of us don’t get too involved with another person when we know, in the back of our minds, that we’ll be separated by distance one day. To a certain degree, we pick our boyfriend or girlfriend based off of where they’ll be living in the summer and how that concerns us. When the phrase “long-distance relationship” comes up,

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sey Shore”, you and your significant other are spending time texting, Skyping or chatting on the phone. Pure communication becomes the only option and truly tests whether you and your boyfriend/girlfriend really care for each other, or if the stresses of being physically apart begin to take a toll on the romance, ultimately ending it. W h e n ever couples get together it seems as though they are literally one person. They finish each other’s sentences; they laugh at each other’s dumb jokes; and they even sit on the same side of the booth at a restaurant. However, being in a long-distance relationship, your individuality is kept intact. Girls and guys alike are able to hang with their own gender and explore their personal interests. Girls, with their boyfriend not by their side, aren’t forced to sit with him and his “bros” through a championship game in which they know nothing about. Instead, they gladly go to dinner with the girls and gab about last

night’s “Bachelorette” episode, something that only causes a boyfriend to cynically roll his eyes. Fighting over the remote and not spending enough time with your best friends are not an issue in a long-distance relationship. Let’s face it; long-distance relationships cannot be near as hard as they were back in our parents’ age. There are 10 times more ways to stay connected to someone in a different time zone. Throughout the day you can text, email, H e y Te l l , Facebook, tweet and then when you get home from work or school you can talk on the phone or Skype. Keeping in touch with each other could not be more convenient this day and age. Long-distance relationships are never going to be easy or i d e a l . Yo u always want your other half around. Girls want their boyfriends around mainly when they have car trouble or they’re unloading their groceries, and guys want their girlfriends in town when they have dirty laundry or an empty stomach.  Skinner is a junior public relations major from Garland ➤➤

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