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Social Security judge accused of scheme WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired Social Security judge in West Virginia collaborated with a lawyer to improperly award disability benefits to hundreds of applicants, according to a report released Monday by congressional investigators. The report accuses retired administrative law Judge David B. Daugherty of scheming with lawyer Eric C. Conn to approve more than 1,800 cases from 2006 to 2010. “By 2011, Mr. Conn and Judge Daugherty had collaborated on a scheme that enabled the judge to approve, in assembly-line fashion, hundreds of clients for disability benefits using manufactured medical evidence,” said the report by the staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Stocks fall as shutdown drags on another week NEW YORK (AP) — Investors sent the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to its lowest close in a month Monday as few signs emerged of a deal to end the U.S. government shutdown and raise the nation’s borrowing limit. Senate Democrats moved to introduce legislation to raise the nation’s debt limit without the unrelated conditions Republicans have said they are seeking. The White House signaled it would accept even a brief extension in borrowing authority to prevent an unprecedented default by the United States. On Sunday, speaker John Boehner had ruled out a vote in the House of Representatives on a straightforward bill to increase the government’s borrowing without concessions from President Barack Obama. Lawmakers have until Oct. 17 to reach a deal on increasing the nation’s debt ceiling. Failure to strike a deal could cause the United States to miss payments on its debt. The Treasury warned last week that a default could push the economy into a downturn even worse than the Great Recession.


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Cyclist, bus collide on campus By CARSON WILSON Staff Writer


DOUBLE T BUS No. 2102 displays a shattered windshield after a collision with a bicycling student Monday outside the Student Union Building.

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A Texas Tech campus bus reportedly collided with a bicyclist on campus Monday. The incident occurred on 15th Street outside the Student Union Building by the bus stop. The occurrence is being investigated by the Tech Police Department. However, the senior geography major from Dripping Springs tweeted at The Daily Toreador. “@DailyToreador hey, my name is Tyler Higgins. Got 2 stiches in my ear, cuts on my face, bruised left arm/hip/thigh/foot. Wreck em’ Tech!” he tweeted. Patrick Gonzales, associate director of the Office of Communications and Marketing, said he would not know any details yet because the incident is still being investigated. “The only thing that I can confirm right now because I have received a few calls, is

that there was an incident,” he said, “but the incident is still under investigation by Texas Tech Police Department, and until they complete the investigation I won’t have any other details for you.” A spokesman for Citibus also said he did not have any details on the occurrence. “It is under investigation, and we are still gathering the facts to determine what happened,” the spokesman said. Citibus is the public transportation provider for the city of Lubbock. The company has served Tech since 1968, according to the Citibus website. Citibus began services in Lubbock in 1932. The vehicle appeared to be Double T bus No. 2102. The bicycle involved in the incident was red. Jacob Clark, a sophomore criminal justice major from Odessa, did not witness the accident, but said he saw the aftermath. COLLISION continued on Page 2 ➤➤

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By LIANA SOLIS Staff Writer

Homecoming has been a tradition for many high schools and colleges across the nation for many years. Texas Tech Activities Board started Homecoming week with the annual Homecoming Kickoff at noon Monday at the Student Union Building. Brenda Hernandez, a junior international business major from Houston, is on the Homecoming committee and said the kickoff has been the same every year. “We stick to the same basic script with the president speaking, announcing the royalties and all of those things,” she said. “Our only real difference this year was that we didn’t have the band playing for us because they had rehearsals.” TAB served free food, such as hot dogs and Raising Canes, and gave away free T-shirts to all who attended, Hernandez said. “We give out free stuff at this event every year to encourage more students to come to the kickoff,” she said. “More students seem to come if they know there is free stuff involved.” The event was led by this year’s Homecoming coordinator, Eric Lee. “This year’s theme is Tech Loves the ‘90s,” he said. “Homecoming week is an exciting tradition for everyone so we’re all really excited to get started.” President M. Duane Nellis was next to speak at the event. EVENTS continued on Page 3 ➤➤


KENNEDY KITHUKA, A senior cross-country runner from Thika, Kenya, who was named Big 12 Runner of the Week on Tuesday and has a large list of accomplishments, including 2013 Big 12 Champion - Indoor 5,0000M and 3,000M.

Runner blossoms into cross-country champion By SCOTT FISHER Staff Writer

Senior Kennedy Kithuka is the reigning NCAA cross-country champion and 2012 Cross-Country Male Athlete of the Year. Kithuka now is thriving in the sport of cross-country, but as a young boy in Kenya, he said he didn’t even like to run. “I ran for the first time when I was finishing up grade school in 2003 and people said I was running well,” he said. “Then I went to high school and my freshman year in 2004, I didn’t run, and

in 2005 I didn’t run. Then I started running in 2006. I didn’t run early in high school because I didn’t like to run, I just liked to play soccer at that time, and I still like to play soccer now.” At this time in Kithuka’s life, Lubbock meant nothing. All he knew was the familiar Kenyan way of life, he said. Kithuka eventually picked up running during his last year of grade school, after the local government reopened the organized sports program at his school, he said. KITHUKA continued on Page 6 ➤➤

Tech Student Democrats protest at Congressman Neugebauer’s office By DAWITT HAILE Staff Writer

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Texas Tech Student Democrats protested Monday afternoon at Glenna Goodacre Boulevard and University Avenue regarding an incident U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer was involved in Wednesday at the National World War II Memorial. According to Politico, Neugebauer told a female park ranger she should be ashamed for not allowing anyone into the memorial. However, parks, memorials and other monuments taken care of by Park Services closed because of the government shutdown that took place the Tuesday before the incident, according to Politico. The episode gained national attention and

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Tech Student Democrats brought the issue back to Lubbock. Lubbock citizens, Tech Student Democrat members and students gathered outside City Bank holding signs citing the exchange with the park ranger. There were about 20 people at the scene. Their signs had several phrases, such as, “We Demand An Apology,” “Shame on Rep. Randy” and “Don’t Blame the Park Ranger.” Tochukwu Imoh, a junior international economics major from Houston, said the organization demanded an apology for the park ranger by 6 p.m. Monday. PROTEST continued on Page 2 ➤➤

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14th Annual Engagement Scholarship Conference Time: All day Where: Student Union Building So, what is it? Stop by and learn about scholarships across different disciplines, communities and geographies.

14th Annual Engagement Scholarship Conference Time: All day Where: Student Union Building So, what is it? Stop by and learn about scholarships across different disciplines, communities and geographies.

Raidergate Pass Distribution - Iowa State Game Time: 7 a.m. Where: Student Union Building West Basement So, what is it? Wanting to go to RaiderGate this weekend? Come pick up passes for homecoming game all week.

Raidergate Pass Distribution - Iowa State Game Time: 7 a.m. Where: Student Union Building West Basement So, what is it? Wanting to go to RaiderGate this weekend? Come pick passes for homecoming game all week.

Scavenger Hunt Time: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Where: Memorial Circle So, what is it? Come and join the campuswide scavenger hunt. This is a good opportunity to get to know more about Tech and win prizes.

TAB Event: Spin Art Frisbee Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Student Union Building So, what is it? Create your own frisbee for free with a student ID for your enjoyment.

Homecoming S.O. Sing Practice Time: 8 p.m. Where: United Spirit Arena So, what is it? If you’re participating for S.O Sing, make sure to come to this practice.

S.O. Sing Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: United Spirit Arena So, what is it? Support Tech student organizations while they show off their dancing skills in front of their peers. Stay until the end and see who is chosen to be the best.

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Targets of US raids planned terrorism NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. interrogators headed to an American warship in the Mediterranean to question a suspected Libyan al-Qaida operative linked to the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa, as new details emerged Monday about plots planned by a Kenyan militant who escaped a U.S. raid in Somalia. The two operations, thousands of miles apart in Africa and approved by President Barack Obama, signaled an American readiness to go after militants in nations where authorities are unable to do so, even years later. The suspect captured in Tripoli is under U.S. federal indictment but was being held

in military custody aboard the USS San Antonio in international waters — detained under the laws of war as an enemy combatant. A computer expert known as Abu Anas al-Libi, he is accused of using an early-generation Apple computer to assemble surveillance photographs in Nairobi ahead of the deadly 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy, according to a former U.S. law enforcement official. The surveillance information was presented to Osama bin Laden, who approved the bombing, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak about the case.


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without injuries, in which an unattended vehicle was stricken in the Z5B parking lot. 7:48 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident without injuries in the 2700 block of 19th St. 8:36 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a student in United Spirit Arena for public intoxication and possession of more than one valid driver’s license. The student was transported to Lubbock County Jail. 9:12 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a student for a Lubbock County citation for consumption of alcohol by a minor and possession of a fictitious driver’s license in the USA. The student was transported to Lubbock County Jail. 11:12 p.m. — A Tech officer documented a medical emergency in the concourse of the USA. A nonstudent fell down and was injured. Emergency Medical Services transported the nonstudent to University Medical Center Emergency Room. SATURDAY 2:05 a.m. — A Tech officer arrested a student for public intoxication in the Z4M parking lot. The student was transported to Lubbock County Jail. 2:31 a.m. — A Tech officer issued three students Lubbock County citations for consumption of alcohol by minors, fol-

lowing a traffic stop in the 1800 block of Flint Ave. The three students signed the citations and were released. 3:24 a.m. — A Tech officer arrested a nonstudent for public intoxication at Carpenter/ Wells Residence Complex. The nonstudent also was issued a criminal trespass warning for all Tech property. 10:49 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a student for public intoxication after receiving an emergency call about an unconscious person in the Z5 visitor parking lot near the east side of Stangel Residence Hall. The Lubbock Fire Department and Lubbock EMS personnel responded to the scene. The student refused medical assistance. The student was transported to Lubbock County Jail. SUNDAY 2:30 a.m. — A Tech officer arrested a student for public intoxication in Murdough Residence Hall. The student was transported to Lubbock County Jail. 3:55 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated criminal mischief on the second floor of Murdough Residence Hall. Several room number placards were removed from the wall, causing damage to one of them. 5:18 a.m. — A Tech officer arrested a nonstudent for public

intoxication after observing the individual acting suspicious at the intersection of Broadway Street and University Avenue. The nonstudent was transported to Lubbock County Jail. The nonstudent also was charged with possession of a miscellaneous substance. 4:50 p.m. — A Tech officer responded to Wall Residence Hall in reference to a medical emergency. A student suffered a seizure and subsequently was transported to Covenant Hospital Emergency Room by EMS. MONDAY 1:19 a.m. — A Tech officer responded to the report by a Housing Facility Coordinator of a student under the influence of drugs near Sam’s Place West. EMS personnel arrived and transported the student to UMC Emergency Room. 2:30 a.m. — A Tech officer documented the report of a missing person. A student who resides at Wall Residence Hall was reported missing by her father. She was last reported to be in Dallas. The student was entered into the State Missing Person Clearinghouse and the National Crime Information Center database as a missing person since officers were unable to locate her. Information provided by B.J. Watson of the Texas Tech Police Department.

situation and said the bicyclist involved did not seem seriously injured. “When we came out it had just CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 happened, so it was like the Tech “I just got out of class and I saw Police and the EMS guy were the only some kid laying on the floor,” he said. people we saw,” she said. “The driver “His ear was bleeding pretty bad.” side of the windshield was, like, caved The driver’s side windshield was in. He was walking around, and it broken, and the bicycle involved was looked like he was holding an icepack tilted underneath the front of the bus. to his head.” Emilee Craig, a freshman business Craig said the bicycle looked management major from Big Lake, mangled and was underneath the bus. also witnessed the aftermath of the Gonzales said he saw the bicyclist

walk around, but when the paramedics arrived on the scene, he was told to lie back down. “When I saw him walk around he seemed lost and confused,” he said. “When the ambulance came they put him on the hospital bed, and they took him off. It wasn’t an emergency or anything because they didn’t leave with the sirens on, so obviously he was OK.” Craig and Gonzales did not see the bus driver who was involved in

the accident. “It’s one of those issues you have to feel bad,” Gonzales said, “but at the same time hope everything is OK.” Tech Police was contacted, but officers declined to comment about the incident. However, Administrative Captain Stephen Hinkle said the names of those involved in the accident would not be released because it is a private matter.


ish and political science major from Midland, said the incident symbolizes Neugebauer’s refusal to reach across the aisle for a bipartisan solution. “This is not the first time Rep. Neugebauer has embarrassed us,” Roblez said. “He yelled out ‘baby killer.’ I mean he has called President Obama a baby killer before.” She said the protest is bringing awareness to students about their district representative and shows the problem lies in Congress, and that the manner in which Neugebauer conducted himself is not how problems are solved. “We have plenty of people out here,” Roblez said. “I think this is really good. Actually there is a member of the

Young Conservatives staked out over at Starbucks, so I think we are doing an excellent job.” Attempts to contact Neugebauer regarding the Tech Student Democrats’ protest were declined. However, Neugebauer released a statement on his website for his constituents regarding the incident. “I want to be clear: I meant no disrespect to the park ranger who was simply doing her job,” he said in the statement. “I regret that my frustration with the situation seemed to be directed at her — that was not my intention.” The online statement was not what the Tech Student Democrats wanted, Roblez said.


Neugebauer’s actions were unacceptable and the public needs to make him accountable. The apology is needed CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 because he is a part of the group re“Based on what Neugebauer has sponsible for putting the government done in the past, I don’t know if he will shutdown into effect. be smart enough to do that,” he said. “I The recent actions show Neugehope we put enough pressure on him bauer is one of the members in the House of Representatives who disto come out and do the right thing.” Neugebauer misrepresented the agree and disrespect President Barack district and West Texas when he dis- Obama, she said. His actions were respected the park ranger, Imoh said. selfish. “I think it’s respectable to say that “Instead of trying to fix the problem in Washington, Rep. Neugebauer I don’t think he deserves to be in that decides to blame a simple government position anymore,” Rivera said, “and worker,” he said, “who was just doing it’s time to vote for somebody else in her job.” that office.” Raquel Rivera, a junior political President of Tech Student Demoscience major from Lubbock, said crats Lauren Roblez, a senior Span-



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THURSDAY 8:26 a.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated an accident without injuries, which occurred in the 1700 block of Akron Ave. 12:25 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated criminal mischief, which occurred in the Z5C parking lot. A profane word was scratched into the paint of a vehicle. 4:50 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated criminal mischief, which occurred in the Z4P parking lot. The driver’s side mirror of a vehicle was broken. FRIDAY 1:52 a.m. — A Tech officer issued a student a Lubbock County citation for possession of alcohol by a minor in the 3000 block of 18th St. following a traffic stop. The student signed the citation and was released. 10:33 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft in room 4103 of the Orthopedic Clinic of the Health Sciences Center, in which $23 was taken from an unsecured desk. 5 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident without injuries in the 700 block of Texas Tech Parkway. 12:28 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated criminal mischief in the Z4R parking lot. A vehicle‘s driver’s side mirror was damaged. 3:19 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident


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WASHINGTON (AP) — A possible national default loomed closer on Monday as the partial government shutdown lingered, rattling markets in the U.S. and overseas. A gridlocked Congress betrayed little or no urgency toward resolving either of the threats. Stocks got a case of the jitters on Wall Street, and halfway

around the world China stressed the importance for the international economy of raising the U.S. debt limit. “Safeguarding the debt is of vital importance to the economy of the U.S. and the world,” Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. China holds $1.277 trillion in U.S. Treasury

bonds, second only to Japan. At home, the political rhetoric was unchanged — and generally uncompromising — while a new poll suggested Republicans are paying a heavier price than Democrats for the deadlock. President Barack Obama said the House should vote immediately on ending the partial closure of the federal establishment. He accused House Speaker John Boehner of refusing to permit the necessary legislation to come to the floor because he “doesn’t apparently want to see the ... shutdown end at the moment, unless he’s able to extract concessions that don’t have anything to do with the budget.” Boehner, in rebuttal, called

on Obama to agree to negotiations on changes in the nation’s health care overhaul and steps to curb deficits, the principal GOP demands for ending the shutdown and eliminating the threat of default. “Really, Mr. President. It’s time to have that conversation before our economy is put further at risk,” the Ohio Republican said in remarks on the House floor. Obama said he would talk with the Republicans on those topics or virtually any others. But the White House has said repeatedly the president will not negotiate until the government is fully re-opened and the debt limit has been raised to stave off the nation’s first-ever default.

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Texas Tech students get lost in Corn Maize By KEELA COOPER Staff Writer

The Corn Maize is back in town, giving Texas Tech students a fun way to spend their free time. Bayli Johnson, a concession and admissions worker at the Corn Maize, said she loves the environment at the maize and that she looks forward to seeing the design made in the corn each year. The Corn Maize isn’t just about the big maze in the corn, though, she said. “We have the cow train, rock wall, corn cannon, hay ride and, of course, the maize,” Johnson said. “The little bungee thing is also really fun.” Johnson said she has worked at the Corn Maize since it has been open this year and that they have T-shirts, pumpkins and roasted corn for sale on the grounds, as well as normal concession snacks. “It’s really neat,” she said. “I love the atmosphere.” Christian Lane, a freshman mechanical engineering major from Houston, experienced his first time at the Corn Maize and said he was looking forward to getting lost. He said he had a great time looking at the animals on the grounds. “They had pigs, cows, sheep, goats and chickens,” Lane said,

“and one turkey.” Lydia Horehlad, a freshman biology major from Needville, said she had never been to the Corn Maize and that she was enjoying spending time with her friends. “I haven’t heard anything about the Corn Maize,” she said. “But I’m super excited.” Clark Garcia, a sophomore chemical engineering major from Frisco, said he had been to the maize once before and he enjoyed going last time. “It’s definitely a lot more fun at dark,” he said. “You can’t really see where you’re going.” Garcia said he was experiencing the maize for the second time this year and that he enjoys trying to find his way through the maze. “They have you start off,” he said, “and they make you go through the entire thing that they designed.” Garcia said the Corn Maize offers several other attractions. However, he mostly just goes through the maze. “I hear there’s a corn cannon and there’s also a hay ride,” he said. “I’d definitely recommend it.” Matthew Sinclair, a freshman from Boyd, said he enjoyed his first time at the Corn Maize and that it was dark when they started, so he and his friends really had fun. “We had a great time,” he


STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY members line up at the entrance of the Corn Maize on Thursday at At’l Do Farms. The farm also features a rock wall, corn cannon and hay ride.

said. “We scared some people.” Sinclair said the key to getting through the maize is to go in a straight line. However, that doesn’t work out, he said. The maize provided


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trivia questions to help people advance. “We used the Wizard of Oz trivia cards,” Sinclair said. “It made it easier.” With the trivia cards, he

said he and his friends exited the maze in good time and that they were determined to get out quickly. “It took us like 45 to 50 minutes,” Sinclair said.

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“Homecoming is always a special time of the year, especially to all the alumni that get to come back,” Nellis said. “It’s nice that they have this time to remind themselves of the great memories they had here at Tech.” Nellis said he wanted to encourage students to think about this year’s Homecoming theme. “I did some research and found out that Tech has done two similar themes back in the ‘50s and ‘70s,” Nellis said. “So it is interesting to think about what we didn’t have 20 years ago when Homecoming was going on compared to today.” After Nellis spoke, the 2012 Homecoming queen, Katherine McBee, announced the 2013 Homecoming Court. “Students usually get the most excited when we announce all of the Homecoming candidates for that year,” Hernandez said. “They all come out to support whatever guy or girl is in


NOMINEES FOR HOMECOMING queen are announced at the Homecoming Kick-Off on Monday at the Student Union Building.

their organization.” The Saddle Tramps followed the announcement with their game-day cheer, and then the rest of the week’s events were announced. “Some of the other events going on this week include a scavenger hunt, S.O. sing, the Rowdy Raider Rally and then, of course, the bonfire,” Hernandez said. “Most of the events are traditional for Homecoming week, but we also like to add in some more events every year.” The event ended with all the staff and students joining to-

gether to sing the Matador song along with the announcement of the next event for the week. “We continue this kickoff every year to get students excited about Homecoming week and to let everyone know it’s here,” Hernandez said. “It really does get everyone pumped and gets everyone’s school pride and spirit up.” The scavenger hunt is the next event for Homecoming week and will begin at 4 p.m. today at Memorial Circle, Hernandez said. ➤➤

ACLU says ATF blocks whistleblower book on scandal WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is blocking a federal law enforcement agent from publishing a book about the failed “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling sting operation because of concerns that the book would negatively affect morale, the American Civil Liberties Union said Monday. The ACLU charged that the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is worried that the book proposed by an ATF agent would hurt relationships with other U.S. law enforcement agencies. In a six-page letter to ATF Deputy Director Thomas Brandon, the ACLU said the bureau’s decision to block the book proposed by Special Agent John Dodson was a violation of his First Amendment rights. The ACLU described Dodson as a whistle-blower. According to the letter, the ATF denied Dodson’s request to try to publish a book about his version of the Fast and Furious scandal because the bureau predicted it would have “a negative

impact on morale in the Phoenix (Field Division) and would have a detrimental” impact on ATF relationships with the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The ATF didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. A federal law enforcement official said the government is still considering whether Dodson can publish his proposed book if he doesn’t make any money. Federal law prohibits government employees from profiting on outside work related to their official duties while still employed by the government. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, decried the ATF’s opposition to Dodson’s book proposal. “Three years later, the Justice Department is still trying to silence whistle-blower accounts of Operation Fast and Furious because they’re embarrassing for the department,” Issa, R-Calif., said in a statement. The Washington Times first

reported the ATF’s decision Monday. Dodson was an agent in the Phoenix field office, where Fast and Furious investigation was run, when he went to Congress with details about the sting operation in which the ATF allowed gun-runners to buy weapons in hopes of tracking them and disrupting Mexican gun smuggling rings. At least one of the guns was found at the scene of the 2010 shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in southern Arizona. In the wake of the public revelations about Fast and Furious, many top bureau leaders were reassigned, forced out of the agency or retired, including then-Acting Director Kenneth Melson. In a statement provided by the ACLU, Dodson defended his book. “At the end of the day, we have a right to know and talk about what law enforcement agencies do in our name,” Dodson said.

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Students can find ways to prevent illness during flu season Mollie Johnson The problem is flu vaccinations take two weeks to enter your system and work. So if it’s injected when the flu is on a rampage, there’s a good chance that person may still become infected. Therefore, the key to the flu shot is getting it early. Get it now and you’re covered. Not to mention it’s better to get it while the lines still are short. Go in now, and it will take 10 minutes. If you wait, it could take two hours. Plus, it’s such an easily accessible alternative to a week of feeling like you were hit by a truck. Anywhere there’s a pharmacy, the flu shot is offered and covered by many insurance plans. I got

mine from CVS this year. It took 10 minutes, ended up being free and I received a 20 percent off coupon for my next visit — an enticement because pharmacies would rather everyone get the shot now than get the flu later. Getting enough sleep is something many college students struggle with, but also is important in staying healthy. Bodies require sleep to function and, among other things, one issue that arises without sufficient sleep is decreased immunity. I know school and life can be busy, but try to listen to your body if it’s telling you it is too tired. If

you have to pull an all-nighter or two, that’s understandable, but try taking a nap first. You’ll feel better and remember the material you’re trying to learn better with at least a little bit of sleep. It’s a win-win situation. One sleep issue college students, myself included, run into is the inability to do so. I know the night before a very long, hard day, I am anxious and have trouble falling asleep. Then I get to that place where I look at the clock and think, ‘If I go to sleep right now, I’ll get five hours,’ then an hour later ‘four,’ then ‘three,’ etc. We’ve all encountered that

Getting enough sleep is something many college kids struggle with, but also is important in staying healthy.


t seems Lubbock finally is embracing fall. All of a sudden it is no longer 90 degrees. The trees will change soon, butterflies and hummingbirds already have migrated as people may have noticed walking around campus, Halloween is coming and then the holiday season. If I had to pick a favorite time of year, it would probably be fall and winter because I’m just in love with so many aspects of the time of year. However, nothing is pure bliss. Everything has a downside, and a major disadvantage of the fall is it can be difficult to stay healthy. Some things can be done, however, to increase our chances of being the best version of ourselves this fall. The first important thing — which I do every September — is get a flu shot. The problem with people and flu shots is people tend to put them off. They finally go get it when the flu is in full swing in hopes of protecting themselves.

horrendous cycle. It’s not a happy place to be in, but there are a few things that may help. The first thing I would recommend is going to the store and looking at herbal teas. There are many teas and other drinks specifically designed to help people relax, release tension or go to sleep. Melatonin is a hormone that aids in regulating sleep and wake cycles. Stores do carry melatonin supplements, so that may be an option for the sleep deprived, too. I haven’t tried it myself, but it’s supposedly a non habit-forming sleep aid. Looking at your eating patterns may tell you something about your chances of becoming ill as well. If you’re not getting enough energy based on the amount of calories you need, you’ll be more susceptible. If you’re getting enough energy but not all the nutrients, you’ll still be susceptible. The answer is a varied diet.

Nutrients work with one another within our bodies to make them function properly. Therefore, each one is a vital part of our health. Think about if everyone at Texas Tech sneezed on their hand once. Now think about everything a student touches in a day. Now think about how many people touch the things you touch before you. Therefore, after making sure to wash your hands, sneeze into your arm instead of your hand. Use Lysol in shared rooms and bathrooms occasionally, and use some of the more obvious ways to prevent the spread of germs. I hope some of these suggestions give at least someone a jump-start on maintaining themselves at their best this fall. The healthier we all stay, the happier we will be in school and life. Johnson is a senior nutrition major from McKinney. ➤➤


Davis’ chances to win election slim, could be running for other reasons sion immediately following her shenanigans that the vote had to be rescheduled for a secondary special session. Gov. Rick Perry eventually signed the bill during this secondary session in July. After her filibuster, Davis gained unprecedented fame among Democrats and liberals throughout the country. I didn’t know anything about Davis before her filibuster, but I find her stance on policies, such as abortion and gun control, to be despicable. Nevertheless, she has made some waves in the political scene and will go into her 2014 gubernatorial campaign with some recognition from Texas voters. Unfortunately for Davis, it is believed her attempt to overcome Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for the position will result in her eventual defeat and, quite possibly, a decline into unemployment. However, if Davis takes her campaign all the way to the end and still loses, some speculate she may actually just play a small part in the eventual turning of Texas into a battleground state.

In the Longview News-Journal, Austin-based Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak recently asked, “Does anyone who is advising her to run pay a price if she loses?” He points out if Davis were to participate in what she has to know is a race she cannot win, she risks losing not only her senate seat, but also her influence and possibly a job working for the state. Although Mackowiak doesn’t believe she will take her campaign all the way, it is still interesting to consider the implications of her announced plans to run for governor. That does not mean major Democratic political action committee Battleground Texas does not have its uses for Davis. According to the Wall Street Journal, Mark Jones, chairman of political science at Rice Uni-

versity, said he believes a close race between Davis and Abbott would result in a morale boost to Texas Democrats and could eventually lead to Texas becoming a blue state. “How well she does in this race will send a strong signal about the future of Texas and particularly how viable Democrats will be,” he said. Unfortunately for Davis though, this may come at the cost of her career. Jones predicts “Greg Abbott will govern Texas from 2015 to 2019, barring a black swan event.” It seemed pretty obvious that Davis’ filibuster succeeded in the one way she honestly expected it to: It brought her fame and popularity. Everything from the gimmicky pink tennis shoes to the subsequent Twitter blitz, complete with the “Stand-

Unfortunately for Davis, retweets and catchy phrases don’t translate into votes.


exas state Sen. Wendy Davis announced Thursday she would seek governorship in the 2014 Texas gubernatorial race. This comes as little or no surprise to anyone who’s paid attention to state politics during the past couple of months, as Davis has been pretty transparent about her plans ever since her filibuster of Texas Senate Bill 5. In June, Davis attempted to filibuster the passage of Senate Bill 5, which would restrict abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy, require abortion clinics to meet the same standards as surgical centers in hospitals and require the operating doctor to have admitting credentials with a nearby hospital. As is usual for the liberal population, Davis gained quite a bit of fame thanks to word of mouth via Twitter. During her filibuster, supporters filled the senate chamber and rooted and hollered as if they were at a football game. Although Davis was asked to be seated three hours before midnight after straying too far off topic, there was enough confu-

WithWendy” hashtag seemed to be telltale signs Davis probably never expected to stop the signing of SB 5, but rather used her filibuster to gain recognition among the liberal masses. She achieved her presumed goal, which became obvious in the days following her filibuster when Twitter exploded with #StandWithWendy tweets and endorsements from other major political figures, such as Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and even President Barack Obama himself. Unfortunately for Davis, retweets and catchy phrases don’t translate into votes. In fact, according to a Floating Sheep article, only 28.7 percent of the #StandWithWendy tweets came from within the state of Texas, while an astounding 71.3 percent of those tweets came from elsewhere in the U.S. Although it is likely only a matter of time before Democrats try to pass legislation allowing votes to be counted via Twitter — because, you know, of voter’s rights and anti-discrimination of the tech-savvy population —

as of now Davis would need to win more than a hefty portion of moderate voters to compete with Abbott. So is Davis simply a pawn, playing a part in a bigger scheme? Is she simply blinded by the high of her overnight celebrity status after her filibuster gained national attention? These are just some of the many questions that will no doubt be answered in the coming months as we see Davis’ campaign move forward. If Davis really expects to make this gubernatorial run worthwhile, she’s going to have to rely on more than just the dimwitted liberal masses of Austin promoting her on Twitter and buying just one more bumper sticker to slap onto the back of their Prius. She already has gained celebrity status within the political realm, but this seemingly impossible challenge puts her at risk of losing everything she’s gained since her “Hey, look at me” filibustering exploits. Logan Lane is a senior political science major from Wichita Falls.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Most of us like to think that we’ve left bullying behind us, in high school. But bullying doesn’t stop at high school. reports that cyberbullying “is bullying that takes place using electronic technology.” It defines bullying as “unwanted, aggressive behavior ... that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.” But that doesn’t take into ac-

count the people who watch it happen — or even see it as entertainment. They’re just as guilty as the people snickering to themselves as they post revenge porn or mock someone by name in an anonymous forum. The OSU Confessions page is the definition of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is, crazily, bullying that takes place in cyberspace. The Internet can be a scary place, as anyone who’s accidentally made a typographical error in the search bar knows. It can also be cruel. The OSU Confessions page is

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one example, but the Whisper app is guilty as well. Also, revenge porn. The thing is, ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. Schools that don’t have no-tolerance policies but insist that bullying isn’t a problem are really just creating an arena in which it’s tolerated. What’s worse is that bullying doesn’t just hurt the people being bullied. It creates an environment of fear and teaches children at a young age that it’s better to ignore wrongdoing if it means ignoring conflict. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services interviewed Tyler Pascavis, a former bully turned anti-bullying activist, for a piece called “Teen Shares His Story About



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CASEY HAUSENFLUKE, A junior mechanical engineering major from San Antonio, points out the Art building to potential students while leading a campus tour through the English and Philosophy Courtyard on Monday.

Scholars visit birthplace of ‘Jungle Book’ outside the United Kingdom for the first time — and touring a home the author built in the shape of a ship, high on a hill overlooking the Connecticut River. During the four years he lived there, one of the greatest chroniclers of 19thcentury British imperialism snowshoed in winter, went to barn dances and made friends with his neighbors. “I found the neighbors were flattered to have Kipling among them. They


Smart details kidnapping in new memoir


MARLBORO, Vt. (AP) — Mention the name Rudyard Kipling, and images of tropical forests, mongooses and cobras come to mind — not the snowy vistas of Vermont. But that’s exactly where many of the British writer’s best-known tales, including “The Jungle Book,” took shape. In honor of his connections to Vermont, a group of scholars known as the Kipling Society is holding its symposium

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were keenly interested in his work, that they respected rather than resented his apparent, and only apparent, wish to keep to himself,” said Thomas Pinney, a retired professor from California’s Pomona College who gave the keynote address Monday at the two-day symposium, “Kipling in America,” at Vermont’s Marlboro College in Marlboro, not far from Kipling’s home in Dummerston.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Minutes after 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was snatched from her bedroom in the dead of night, a police cruiser idled by along a neighborhood street as she was forced to the ground at knifepoint. “Move and I will kill you!” her captor hissed. It was one of several fleeting times Smart watched a rescue slip away during her nine-month ordeal, she recounts in “My Story,” a 308-page book released by St. Martin’s Press on Monday. She writes that she was so terrified of the street preacher who kidnapped her that when she was rescued by police in a Salt Lake City suburb in March 2003, she only reluctantly identified herself. Between the heartbreak of missed chances, Smart writes, she was treated as a sex object by Brian David Mitchell and as a slave by his wife, Wanda Barzee. She says they denied her food and water for days at a time. A U.S. attorney called it one of the kidnapping crimes of the century. Smart, a quiet, devout Mormon who played the harp and loved horses, vanished without a trace from her home high above Salt Lake City. Smart, now 25, is married, living in Park City, finishing a music degree at Brigham Young University and traveling across the country giving speeches and doing advocacy work. She created the Elizabeth Smart Foundation to bring awareness to predatory crimes against children. For her, the book was another way to help bring nine months of brutality to a close. “I want people to know that I’m

happy in my life right now,” Smart told The Associated Press. “I also, even more so, want to reach out to people who might not be in a good situation. Maybe they’re in a situation that was similar to the one that I was in.” Smart said she hopes the book, which The AP received in advance of its release from the publisher, will help other victims know that it’s possible to be happy and move forward with their lives and will shed some light on what was going through her head during what she called “nine months of hell.” Her account was written with help from Chris Stewart, a Utah congressman who has authored books with religious and patriotic themes. Smart says she doesn’t care to understand Mitchell, yet her book opens a window on his personality. He was a downtown Salt Lake City fixture in a robe and sandals who first laid a crooked eye on Smart when her mother offered the man $5 and work at the family home. At that moment, he resolved to take her as the second of a hoped-for five wives, he later told Smart. Smart says Mitchell believed that anything in the world was his for the taking, and that he was a man who never cared for anyone even as he ranted about God. Smart calls him a “manipulative, antisocial and narcissistic pedophile.” Against that backdrop, the book chronicles a series of near-rescues, notably by a homicide detective who questioned Mitchell at a downtown Salt Lake City library. From under a table, Barzee clamped “iron” fingers into Smart’s thigh. Smart, disguised

in a dirty robe and face veil, remained silent as she remembered the couple’s repeated threats to kill her family if she tried to save herself. Her book reveals another near-rescue. Only days into the kidnapping, a helicopter hovered over the makeshift camp in the mountains just 5 miles from Smart’s home where she was kept tethered to trees by steel cables. She was forced inside a tent as the wash of the helicopter’s rotors bent trees around them. After an eternal minute, she watched the helicopter slowly glide away. It never returned. Mitchell took it as another favorable sign from God. “Why didn’t I cry out for help?” Smart reflects. The answer “comes down to fear.” The young girl believed Mitchell invincible. Despite years of misdeeds, he had never served more than a few days in jail. After Smart’s rescue, Mitchell wheedled his way through state courts for more than six years, leaving them hopelessly bogged down in hearings over his mental competence. Federal prosecutors took over, and a judge ruled Mitchell was faking mental illness. Mitchell is serving two life terms after he was sentenced in 2011. A year earlier, Barzee was given 15 years for her role in Smart’s kidnapping and sexual assault. Mitchell managed to convince some psychiatrists he was insane. He shouted hymns and songs in court and ordered judges to “repent.” Smart described a moment in his federal trial when Mitchell feigned collapse, with paramedics rushing into court.


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After early struggles, defense improves in first conference road test Staff Writer

The Red Raiders faced a new sensation Saturday, trailing in a game for the first time all season. The first Texas Tech (5-0, 2-0) deficit came early in the game against Kansas (2-2, 0-1). The Red Raiders received the kickoff, but quickly lost the ball on true freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield’s only interception of the day. The Jayhawks moved the ball down the field quickly on their first drive, finding a hole in the Red Raiders defense, but the defense stepped up and held Kansas to just a field goal, defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt said. “I was proud of that stop on a short field, which is really what we tell them,” he said. “We tell them, on a short field we want a field goal block or a takeaway, so once the guys got settled in we really played some good defense.” The Red Raiders were unable to score again on their second drive, and when the Kansas offense came back out, it picked apart the Tech defense to score the first touchdown



“In 2006 I was in grade school and I was just an average runner, I remember my first time running cross-country in Kenya, I finished like No. 85 in the divisional round and didn’t qualify for nationals,” he said. “Then in 2007, teachers at my school would tell me that I was a talented runner and that they wanted to see me on TV one day. Then in 2008 I came to meet coach Jon Murray and after that I took my training very seriously because I knew I would be coming to America soon.” Kithuka said he was inspired by the hope he would be coming to America, so he began to train much

down 10 points and we just went to of the game. Wallerstedt said the touchdown the sideline and nobody was worried, pass was given up because of a busted just the look on everyone’s faces, we coverage in the formation Tech came right back out and put some was in. good drives together.” The worry-free attitude Hyder “Really, like, it’s been several times this year when we’ve given talked about could be important up yards or points,” he said. “It’s in the game Saturday, with Mayfield possibly not about what the opponent is out with a leg injury. necessarily doing, but really T e c h coach Kliff kind of self-inKingsbury flicted wounds.” said there is The Kansas no structural touchdown put Tech in a 10-0 damage to Mayfield’s leg, hole, but the next time the but he needed to see him Red Raider defense allowed a practice bescore, there was fore he knew if he would 7:43 left in the fourth quarter. be available MATT WALLERSTEDT Tech senior CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR against Iowa defensive lineState. TECH FOOTBALL man Kerry HyThe defense has led der said even after the touchdown, nobody on the offense throughout the season, even all the way back to spring pracdefense was panicking. “We gave up a touchdown on tices, and the Red Raiders hope the the second drive,” he said. “We were success will continue and that the

offense eventually will match the defense’s productivity, Kingsbury said. “It’s very comforting (having a stout defense), especially with a younger offense that’s still trying to develop and find its rhythm,” he said. “I’ve said it all along they’ve carried us so far. Even in spring, they had the senior leadership that really showed up. So hopefully that will continue, and hopefully our offense will catch up and who knows what will happen.” The Red Raiders gave up 13 points to the Jayhawk offense, and their average of 13.8 points allowed through the first five games ranks eighth in the nation, according to the NCAA website. Hyder said the confidence from the defense increases not only from game to game, but after each successful stop as well. “I really feel (the confidence building) on every drive. We’re going out there, and we just know we’re going to stop people,” Hyder said. “We can feel it. It’s an energy now. No matter where the ball is at, we feel like we can go out there and play defense and get it back for the offense.”

harder in Kenya. Later in 2009, Kithuka’s life on and off the track would change forever. “Then in 2009 I made the Kenyan National Team for the African Championships and that made people ask questions about where I came from because it was all happening so fast,” Kithuka said. “Coach Murray was telling me everything I knew about running because I didn’t know anything about running, even my high school coach didn’t know anything about running, so I used to just get up early in the morning and run, around 11, run, and then in the evening run again. So that was the time where I got my momentum running, went to the African Championship, then after

think the schools in my country are too small compared to U.S. schools, this is a big place to me.” Since being named the National Runner of the Year last year, the spotlight began to shine brighter on Kithuka. Murray said his senior captain is ready for the spotlight and has remained humble throughout the process. “He is doing great handling the spotlight, he is such an even-keeled person that I think he will be able to handle it all well,” Murray said. “It does take something away from him though when they are coming to film his workouts, and lots of interviews could take away from some of his time studying or resting, but so far he has done great and I anticipate him continuing that.”

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that I came to Wayland Baptist University.” Kithuka spent two years at Wayland Baptist before coming to Tech. While at the school, he became the two-time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics CrossCountry Individual Champion. The Thika, Kenya, native said moving to America was a difficult experience, but he likes being at a big school such as Tech. “We live a different lifestyle in Africa compared to USA,” Kithuka said. “Africa, you haven’t been there, but we stay in rural areas, not in a city most of the time. Most people live in rural areas not urban areas. Most of the people back home are like town people so coming to Texas Tech, I think it’s a good school, and its very big. I



TEXAS TECH QUARTERBACK Baker Mayfield passes the ball during the game Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Red Raiders defeated the Jayhawks 54-16.

Kithuka already has been named the National Cross-Country Athlete of the Week for the first week of October. Off the track, Kithuka has enjoyed professional soccer and staying devoted to his faith. “Most of the time I like to connect myself in religious things like Bible studies,” he said, “meeting with groups to discuss and share the word of God together and church. I also like swimming, like on Sundays I always go swimming at the (Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center). I also enjoy watching and playing soccer after church on Sundays. “I support Liverpool from England, Bayern Munich from Germany, and Real Madrid from Spain. In International soccer I root for

the Netherlands.” Kithuka said he looks for ways to inspire others both on and off the track. Freshman Jocelyn Caro said it is an amazing experience to run next to someone such as Kithuka. “It’s an inspiration to see him run, I didn’t expect to have a teammate like that at Texas Tech,” Caro said. “Now that I run with him, I see what a champion has to do and of course I want to do that for myself.” The senior continues remaining humble and inspiring others on the team throughout the year. Kithuka looks to continue his dominance this season at the NCAA Pre-Nationals on Oct. 19 in Terre Haute, Ind. ➤➤

Baylor, Big 12 teams can play some defense, too Mississippi’s fast start fades after 2 losses CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Forget for a second that Baylor is scoring an eye-popping 70 points per game. The Bears — and some other teams in the high-scoring Big 12 — are doing solid work on the other side of the ball, too.

No. 15 Baylor is holding opponents to 16 points and 321 yards per game, both in the top 20 in those respective categories. The Bears forced four turnovers last week in a 73-42 win over West Virginia.


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The Mountaineers scored twice on defense and got many of their 28 secondhalf points after Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett pulled his starters. Baylor (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) has another test in its first road game Saturday at Kansas State (2-3, 0-2). Much of the credit for Baylor’s eight-game winning streak that started last season against the Wildcats can be given to the defense. “Those guys are flying around,” Baylor coach Art Briles said Monday. “Phil’s done a great job with them. They have a lot of confidence, and it’s confidence that they earned through the ending of last season and it’s carried on through this year

For all the Bears have done to get into the end zone, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said Baylor’s defense has improved since helping to end the Wildcats’ national championship dreams last November in Waco, Texas. “I think what gets unnoticed probably a great deal is the fact that all the attention is focused on their offense, and yet they’re playing quite well defensively,” Snyder said. “I thought at the end of the year last year they played so well against us. They have continued that throughout.” Six Big 12 teams rank in the top 50 nationally in total and scoring defense, led by No. 12 Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0). The Sooners are sixth nationally in scoring defense (13.0) and ninth in the fewest yards allowed (281.6) entering Saturday’s Red River Rivalry game with Texas (3-2, 2-0) in Dallas. Texas Tech and Baylor also are in the top 15 nationally in scoring defense. Baylor is 17th nationally in yards allowed, while Texas Tech, TCU, Oklahoma State and Kansas State are giving up less than 400 yards per game.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — It was just two weeks ago that Mississippi was a trendy pick to make some serious noise in the Southeastern Conference. Not anymore. Consecutive road losses to No. 1 Alabama and Auburn have sent the Rebels (3-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) crashing back to reality, and now No. 9 Texas A&M (4-1, 1-1) comes to town on Saturday. “A lot of us got a little complacent after that 3-0 run, but now I feel like everything happens for a reason,” Ole Miss linebacker Serderius Bryant said. “We’re in the spot where we need to be right now.” Ole Miss should get a boost by returning home to VaughtHemingway Stadium. The Rebels played four of their first five games on the road, but have the next six at home. Where they play may not matter unless Ole Miss can figure out a way to get into the end zone with more consistency. The Rebels had a streak of more than six quarters without a touchdown during the Alabama and Auburn losses. Ole Miss is right in the middle of the pack of the SEC in total offense, averaging 427.8 yards per game. But the Rebels rank just 12th out of 14 teams in the red zone, scoring touchdowns in 12 of 19 attempts. Bo Wallace threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns against Auburn, but also had two interceptions, including one that was returned 78 yards for a touchdown. The Rebels also had to settle for three field goals early when promising drives bogged down, allowing Auburn to build a 27-9 lead. Ole Miss made a comeback, but eventually lost 30-22. “We’ve just got to win battles, whether it’s a 1-on-1 battle or me making better decisions with the football,” Wallace said. “We just have to be nasty. It’s way tougher

(in the red zone). You have 11 great players on the other side. It’s tough to get in when you’re that close.” The Ole Miss offensive line is also trying to correct issues after giving up six sacks against Auburn. Coach Hugh Freeze said four of those sacks could be traced back to the offensive line, but two were because Wallace wasn’t making the right reads. Offensive guard Justin Bell said there’s no use in pointing fingers. Everyone has to get better. “We’re a family,” Bell said. “In any family, you’re going to have a point where you get down on someone. But we give it all for each other. That’s what it’s all about and that’s what we have to realize. That’s what we’re going to show everybody on Saturday.” Wallace said the offense must improve to keep pace with Texas A&M and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Aggies, who are coming off a bye week, are averaging an SECbest 49.2 points and 586.4 yards per game. The Aggies had some trouble with the Rebels last season, needing a touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter to secure a 30-27 victory. But they also had six turnovers in that game — four fumbles and two interceptions — and it is doubtful they will be as generous this year. The defense “is going to have to play against the best player in college football right now,” Wallace said. “We know that. He’s going to put up a lot of points. So we’re going to have to answer with every drive we have.” The Ole Miss defense has improved throughout the season and held Auburn to just 375 yards on Saturday. But Manziel — who leads the SEC with 360.6 total yards per game — presents the toughest challenge to date.


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Rohmer: Sweet, but persistently deadly Staff Writer

Briana Rohmer, a sophomore forward from Fort Worth, enjoys all the indulgences specific to women, but this does not make her any less dangerous to opposing teams. Rohmer said she enjoys her fair share of shopping, high heels and makeup. She is a self-proclaimed girly girl, but there is one obsession she cannot shake. Drake reminded the public women love Beyoncé with his single “Girls Love Beyoncé,” but there are probably few who love the international superstar more than Rohmer. Rohmer has such an obsession with Beyoncé her teammates call her “Bri-yoncé,” she said. Ashley Casey, a sophomore forward from Allen, said Rohmer wants to become the singer so much she can be heard belting out tunes from the shower. “We’ll joke around and be like, ‘You’re ‘Bri-yoncé,’” Casey said, “but on the field she is a whole other person.” Rohmer’s play on the field has shown how she has been able to switch gears during games, as she has taken 22 shots with 59 percent of those on goal, resulting in two scores, according to the Texas Tech Athletics website. The 22 shots she has already taken are one less than the shots she let go all of last season. Tech coach Tom Stone said the numbers Rohmer has produced this

season are simply a product of her getting more minutes. Last year, she was a part-timer, so she would try to fit in where she could. Otherwise, the only time Rohmer received substantial playing time was when the game was already in hand. “Now, she is a fulltime player,” Stone said. “She is starting or coming off the bench, but either way she is getting 60, 70 minutes a game.” Rohmer had to earn those minutes like any other player does, he said. Former Tech forward Dawn Ward graduated and Rohmer stepped up to fill the void. However, the lack of playing time bugged Rohmer her freshman year, Casey said. Rohmer did not let the adversity get to her head, though, because she knew it would affect her game negatively if she did. Instead of moping, Rohmer went to the field early to get extra work in to improve several aspects of her game, Casey said. This persistence to improve was seen by Stone, so Rohmer has now seen much more of the field. Rohmer’s need for persistence did not end there. Throughout the beginning of the season, she had plenty of solid shots on goal, none could get through. She took control of the only fac-

tor she could — herself. “I practiced a lot on my shooting,” Rohmer said. “It was a problem last year.” The problem was solved when

time. The two teams could not gain any separation from one another until Rohmer finished the game in the 100th minute. She had given the Red Raiders their first overtime victory of the season against a team that was an NCAA Division I tournament team the previous season. Stone had a single word to sum up Rohmer. “Persistence,” he said. “‘Bri’ is a very talented player, great on the dribble, super fast, strong. She gets you incredible geography by carrying the ball up the field, and people seem to bounce off her while she is striding with (the ball).” God, Stone said, deserves the credit for making Rohmer the amazing athlete she is through the genetics she was given by her parents. Lifting twice a week and practicing against some of the toughest players Rohmer said she has ever seen is the reason she is able to play the game with such strength. Rohmer said she does not think the way she plays soccer means she has two different personalities. She is just Briana. However, her play might be the closest resemblance she has to her idol, Beyoncé, because when Rohmer is on the field she commands a presence as though she were at center stage.

She gets you incredible geography by carrying the ball up the field, and people seem to bounce off her while she is striding with (the ball).




she saw the ball go all the way to the back of the net in Tech’s seventh game against California StateNorthridge in the 38th minute. “It was a great feeling because I feel Tom has trusted me to put me on the field just as a freshman,” Rohmer said, “so now as a sophomore I am scoring goals and it feels great.” Stone said he knows she may have only scored a couple of goals to this point in the season, but both were crucial to secure wins in those games. For instance, against Arizona State, the game had to go into over-



BRIANA ROHMER, A sophomore marketing major from Fort Worth, is an intense competitor on the field, but laid back when not in a game.

Oakland Athletics’s top Detriot Tigers for American League division series lead DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have beaten Detroit with both pitching and power. And that’s left the Tigers on the brink of elimination — and simmering with frustration. Brandon Moss, Josh Reddick and Seth Smith homered for the Athletics, who chased Anibal Sanchez in the fifth inning Monday and defeated the Tigers 6-3 for a 2-1 AL division series lead. Moss broke a 3-all tie in the fifth with a solo shot, and Smith’s tworun drive later in the inning ended Sanchez’s day. It was an impressive offensive show after the teams split two taut, low-scoring games in Oakland. This one got a little tense in the ninth, too, when A’s closer Grant Balfour and Detroit hitter Victor Martinez started shouting at each other after a foul ball, causing benches and bullpens to empty. “I don’t know what happened. Honestly, I know that Balfour is fiery on the mound — he’s yelling a lot and spitting everywhere,” Moss said. “It’s who he is. You know, sometimes it can ruffle the feathers of other teams.” The A’s aren’t worried about making friends, especially after losing to the Tigers in a five-game division series last year. Oakland can close out this series Tuesday and reach the AL championship series for the first time since 2006 — when the Athletics were

swept by the Tigers. Oakland will send rookie Dan Straily to the mound against Detroit’s Doug Fister. “There’s no tricks. We’ve got to win the game tomorrow to try to extend it to Game 5. It’s that simple,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “We ran into another situation where we didn’t put enough runs on the board and an excellent starting pitcher didn’t have a very good day.” Sanchez, the American League’s ERA leader, allowed six runs — five earned — and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings. Smith has homered off Sanchez more than any other player, having now done it twice in the regular season and twice in the playoffs. There was activity in the Detroit bullpen before Smith’s homer Monday, and he made the Tigers pay for sticking with the struggling Sanchez. “Sometimes he starts out a little slow, you figure he’s going to get it going,” Leyland said. “Today he just really didn’t get it going. He made a couple of real bad pitches the last inning he was out there to Moss and Smith.” Jarrod Parker gave up three runs in five innings for Oakland, and the Tigers couldn’t rally against the bullpen. Balfour pitched a hitless ninth for the save. Martinez had just hit a foul ball when he started looking back at

Balfour, who yelled something at the designated hitter. Martinez started slowly toward the mound, and players from both teams came running out. The situation eventually calmed and no players were ejected. Plate umpire Gary Darling said warnings were sufficient. “I said, ‘Why you staring me down like that?’” Balfour said. “He was staring me down. He knew what he was doing.” Martinez said Balfour threw in a profanity when he yelled toward the plate. “I’m not a rookie. I’m a veteran, and I’m a leader on my teams. I don’t take that,” Martinez said while including a few profane words of his own during his explanation. “He can’t intimidate me.” When he was with Tampa Bay, Balfour was involved in a testy exchange with Chicago’s Orlando Cabrera in a division series game against the White Sox in 2008. There also was some mild bad blood between the Tigers and A’s last year, when Detroit reliever Al Alburquerque kissed the ball after fielding a comebacker and Oakland took exception. Oakland lost the opener in this series before evening it with a 1-0 win in Game 2. That victory came in a pitchers’ duel between Oakland’s Sonny

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