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Effective Dec. 1, Dr. Michael Conn will become Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s senior vice president for research and associate provost. HSC President Dr. Tedd Mitchell announced Conn’s appointment, who also will serve as a professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry, according to a news release. According to the release, Conn is the director of research advocacy and a professor of physiology, pharmacology, obstetrics and gynecology, and cell biology and development at Oregon Health and Science University. Mitchell said in the release Conn was chosen following a national search for his previous experience as well as his leadership skills. “His passion for the discovery of knowledge will set a great course in our quest to become a comprehensive research university,” Mitchell said in the release. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas executes Lubbock man who killed parents HUNTSVILLE (AP) — A Texas man was put to death Wednesday evening for killing his parents at their Lubbock home 15 years ago during a drug-influenced rampage that also left his 89-year-old grandmother dead. Michael Yowell, 43, told witnesses, including his daughters and his ex-wife, that he loved them. “Punch the button,” he told the warden. He took several deep breaths, then began snoring. Within about 30 seconds, all movement stopped. He was pronounced dead 19 minutes later at 7:11 p.m. CDT. Yowell tried to delay his execution, the 14th this year in the nation’s most active death penalty state, by joining a lawsuit with two other condemned prisoners that challenged Texas prison officials’ recent purchase of a new supply of pentobarbital for his scheduled lethal injection.
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Tech prepares engineers for workforce By JOSE SOSA Staff WritEr
The Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering is one of the largest in the country with more than 500 undergraduate students. However, to meet the industry’s demand for petroleum engineers, Texas Tech decided to build a new petroleum engineering building. According to a news release, the primary goal of the new building is to
provide a hands-on teaching environment with up-to-date technology. “I think it’s a good addition to the department,” said Craig Sanders, a senior petroleum engineering major from Houston. “I think it will help bring in more teachers and students.” The U.S. oil and natural gas sector is in a period of great growth, according to a study released by the Wall Street Journal showed the U.S. surpassed Russia in natural gas production and is on track to surpass the country in oil produc-
tion. Texas employs the most petroleum engineers with 21,580, while Oklahoma comes in second with 3,820, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Petroleum engineers have a low unemployment rate at 0.6 percent, a median salary of $114,000 per year and more than 17 percent of employment growth, according to the Bureau of Labor. However, this field requires people to be science and math oriented. It is estimated approximately 40 percent of engineering majors change majors, according to a
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Texas Tech ahead of A&M, UT in violations By CARSON WILSON Staff WritEr
Texas Tech takes the lead in front of the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University for the most occurrences of drug law violations and illegal weapons possessions. According to the 2012 Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics report released by the Tech Police Department, the total number of drug law violations was 261. Of those violations, 22 arrests occurred on adjacent public property, 72 arrests were made on on-campus property and 38 of those occurred in on-campus student housing. There also were 167 total referrals that occurred in on-campus student housing. Drug law violations have steadily
increased throughout a three-year period. In 2010, there were 235 drug law violations, and in 2011, 180 violations occurred. Tech PD Administrative Captain Stephen Hinkle said he believes three factors impact the growing number of drug law violations. “I think that that’s a combination of we’ve got a little bit more officers this year than last year, and we have more people willing to report drug violations to us now, and the increase in campus population has a big thing to do with it,” he said. George Comiskey, the associative director for the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery, said marijuana and Adderall are the most common drugs for students. “Anything that is going to get some-
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one up and allow them to stay up for long periods of time,” he said, “those are the kinds of drugs people do in the college environment because they want to go to school, they want to work, they want to have a social life. Anything that is an upper, any kind of stimulant is going to be the kinds of drugs tend to be more prevalent in the college atmosphere.” Comiskey said students turn to drugs for multiple reasons, and peer pressure, boredom and stress-related issues are usually at the core of drug usage. “Any reason that someone who is alive who experiences something that they either don’t want to feel or want to feel more of they would use a drug,” he said.
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study released by The New York Times. To meet industry demands, the petroleum engineering department raised its admissions requirement to a 3.0 GPA, so it can produce industry-ready engineers, according to the department website. Those industry-ready engineers will be prepared by the new building facilities, which will cover everything from exploration to production, according to the website.
In an effort to continue revamping the image of Texas Tech (5-0, 2-0) football, along with the new video board, sound system, uniforms and coaching staff, the Red Raiders are paced to set a new Jones AT&T Stadium record for student attendance. According to data provided by Erik Book, associate athletic director for ticket operations, Tech’s average of 13,750 students is more than the 12,577 capacity allotted for the section. Book said the early averages project Tech breaking a season student-attendance record set 10 years ago. “I believe the record attendance was set in 2003 and it was roughly 9,900 seats,” he said. “We’re well ahead of that at this pace — we’re at 13,750. So we hope to keep it around that number and with the increase in section 13, that number of seats, that’ll actually give us 13,750 seats.” Tech has the second most populated student section in the Big 12 Conference, according to data provided by ticket operations. To create more potential seats for students, Book said the student section will be increased for the remainder of the 2013 football season. “One of the things we’re doing is increasing the student section for the remainder of the year,” he said. “So we have built out a section where we’ve relocated anybody that’s purchased tickets and we’re gonna put them in section 13, which is continuous with all of the other seats. So if we start filling that up, it’s going to make for a great home-field advantage.” The student section is at 109 percent capacity through five games, which is the highest for all Big 12 stadiums. Texas — in the midst of the questions surrounding Longhorn football — ranks second for most populated student sections with 99 percent capacity. Book said the tradition of Texas football is what inspires students to continue to support their team.
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United Spirit Arena fills with organizations competing for SO Sing win By ALI WILLINGHAM Staff WritEr
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The United Spirit Arena hosted hundreds of students, alumni and families for the annual homecoming S.O. Sing event. The event, hosted each year during the week of Homecoming events by the Tech Activities Board, was a hit this year, hosting a variety of Panhellenic, Multicultural and service sororities and fraternities alike. During S.O. Sing, the sororities and fraternities paired up and showed off their dancing and singing skills. TAB President senior Austin Reiter said some of the things the teams are judged on include theme, dancing, choreography, costumes and singing. The business management major from Lindsay said TAB has worked and planned ADVERTISING: 806-742-3384
the event for a year, since last year’s homecoming. “It’s a great time for all the organizations to come together,” he said. “A lot of work goes into it and it takes a year’s time to get everything ready for the night.” Reiter said first TAB makes sure they have the facility, which is the USA. It’s then a lot of coordination between sororities and fraternities, he said. “We also make sure none of the songs are the same so we have a unique show between each act,” Reiter said. “I guess the hardest part is usually coordinating between all the different student organizations.” He said his favorite part is the enjoyment the students get out of it. Students absolutely love it, Reiter said. SO SING continued on Page 3 ➤➤
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MEMBERS OF ALPHA Phi and Alpha Tau Omega perform “Now That’s What I Call 90’s - Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys” at S.O. Sing on Wednesday in United Spirit Arena.
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Today Raidergate Pass Distribution - Iowa State Game Time: 7 a.m. Where: Student Union Building West Basement So, what is it? Come pick passes for homecoming game all week. Understanding FERPA from a Faculty Perspective Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Where: TLPD, University Library So, what is it? Brenda Martinez, associate registrar, will answer questions regarding student privacy in the classroom and will educate faculty in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Engineering Entrepreneurs Speaker Series: A Panel Discussion of Industry Leaders Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Electrical and Computer Engineering Building ECE 217 (Seacat Room) So, what is it? The Engineering Dean’s Council is hosting a speaker series that will feature a discussion of industry leaders. Free pizza will be there! RENT - The Musical Time: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Where: Maedgen Laboratory
Theatre So, what is it? If you’ve seen the Broadway musical or the popular movie adaptation, RENT. The musical will cost you $18, $5 for students with a student ID.
Brown Bag Lunch: Transforming Scholarship Why W&GS Students are Changing the World Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Where: University Library So, what is it? Bring your lunch and join the Women’s Studies program for a “meeting of minds.” They request for you to register for the event, though the event is free. Kaleidoscope of Choirs Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: Hemmle Recital Hall So, what is it? This performance will feature the University Choir, Women’s Chorale, and the Matador Singers. RENT - The Musical Time: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Where: Maedgen Laboratory Theatre So, what is it? If you’ve seen the Broadway musical or the popular movie adaptation, RENT. The musical will cost you $18, $5 for students with a student ID.
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In 2011, an estimated 22.5 million Americans, ages 12 and older, used an illicit drug or abused psychotherapeutic medication such as a pain reliever, stimulant or tranquilizer during a period of one month, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse website. The most common illicit drug used by Americans is marijuana. Using drugs can negatively impact a person emotionally, mentally and physically, Comiskey said. “Our brains don’t fully develop until we’re in our mid-20s — our major organs don’t fully develop until around that time,” he said. “Any chemical we put in our body, for our bodies to be able to process it before our bod-
ies are fully ready to take that on, we’re doing major damage. We’re majorly impacting the development of the body.” In total drug law violations, Texas A&M had 56 arrests overall without any referrals. UT had a total of 149 drug law violations. Of the total, 103 were arrests and 46 were reported as referrals, according to their Jeanne Cleary Disclosure Act reports. Tech’s numbers are significantly higher and growing each year. Comiskey said he believes offering more support to students can help lessen the number. “Tech does have a lot of wonderful resources, but some things that we could do to impact those numbers is to have more resources,” he said. “I can imagine on a campus of 33,000 students we don’t have the number of resources on this campus to meet every emotional need,
in January,” said Michael Molina, vice chancellor of facilities planning and construction. “We CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 are currently seeing what we The new building was sched- can safely open for the spring uled to open in Fall 2013, semester.” however, it didn’t meet the Erin Vaden, project manager deadline. of public art, said in an email Among the most disappoint- the new petroleum building will ed about the later completion feature a large steel sculpture date were seniors graduating called “Fountain,” and will this fall, who more than likely measure approximately 20 feet would have attended classes in tall and 20 feet in diameter. the building had it been finished The new LEED certified on time, Sanders said. building replaces the current “I’m a little jealous,” he said. 30-year-old building. The con“I won’t get to attend classes struction cost so far is $17.6 there.” million out of the $22.8 million However, those graduating total project budget. in the spring may have the “The old building will be reoption to attend classes in the purposed for something related building. to engineering, “ Molina said. “Construction is set to finish ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Jupiter-bound craft runs into problem after flyby LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s Jupiter-bound spacecraft hit a snag Wednesday soon after it used Earth as a gravity slingshot to hurtle toward the outer solar system, but mission managers said it’s on course to arrive at the giant planet in 2016. Juno emerged from Earth’s shadow in safe mode, a state that spacecraft are programmed to go into when there’s some trouble. Despite the problem, “we believe we are on track as planned to Jupiter,” said project manager Rick Nybakken of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the $1.1 billion mission. Engineers continued to diagnose the issue, which occurred after Juno whipped around Earth in a momentum-gathering flyby. Up until Wednesday, Juno had been in excellent health. While in safe mode, it can communicate with ground controllers, but its activities are limited.
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Previous missions to the outer solar system have used Earth as a celestial springboard since there’s no rocket powerful enough to make a direct flight. The Galileo spacecraft buzzed by Earth twice in the 1990s en route to Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planet located 484 million miles from the sun. Launched in 2011, Juno flew beyond the orbit of Mars, Earth’s closest planetary neighbor, before looping back toward our home planet for a quick visit. Wednesday’s rendezvous boosted Juno’s speed from 78,000 mph relative to the sun to 87,000 mph — enough momentum to cruise past the asteroid belt to Jupiter, where it should arrive in 2016. During the swing past Earth, Juno snapped pictures. The solarpowered, windmill-shaped spacecraft slipped into Earth’s shadow as planned, but engineers were puzzled by the too little data it sent back afterward. At closest approach, it hurtled 350 miles above the ocean off the coast of South Africa. NASA said skywatchers with binoculars or a small telescope might have seen it streak across the sky, weather permitting. Ham radio operators around the globe were encouraged to say “Hi” in Morse code — a message that might be detected by Juno’s radio.
WWW.DAILYTOREADOR.COM every physiological need of every student on this campus.” The center has a steady number of students who show up regularly for meetings, Comiskey said. The program is anonymous and attendance is not taken. He said he encourages all students to take advantage of the resources on campus. “It’s not an instant fix, but it does give people some alternative ways of looking at, and maybe dealing with, the situations in their life rather than dealing with drugs, and that will bring those numbers down,” Comiskey said. Tech PD also released the number of illegal weapons possessions in the 2012 Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics report. The total number of occurrences was 15. Four of those led to arrests and 11 were reported as
referrals. Two arrests occurred on campus with one in on-campus student housing. The number of illegal weapons possessions has decreased since 2010, when the total occurrences were 21. However, Tech’s numbers are significantly higher than other universities. Texas A&M had seven illegal weapons possession occurrences, and UT reported four. Hinkle said even though he doesn’t like to see crime go up, he believes Tech PD has a job to do and so does the university population. “We do have TechAlert and the STATAlert to get the word out to everybody,” he said, “but I would like to actually see more people get involved and report more things. Especially if they know it happens.” ➤➤email@example.com
US cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to its Mideast ally Egypt, responding to the military ouster last summer of the nation’s first democratically elected president and the crackdown on protesters that has sunk the country into violent turmoil. While the State Department did not provide a dollar amount of what was being withheld, most of it is linked to military aid. In all, the U.S. provides $1.5 billion in aid each year to Egypt. Officials said the aid being withheld included 10 Apache helicopters at a cost of more than $500 million, M1A1 tank kits and Harpoon anti-ship missiles. The U.S. also is withholding $260 million in cash assistance to the government until “credible progress” is made toward an inclusive government set up through free and fair elections. The U.S. had already suspended the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets and canceled biennial U.S.-Egyptian military exercises. In Cairo, military spokesman Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali declined immediate comment. Before the announcement, Gen. AbdelFattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian military leader, described his country’s relations with the United States as “strategic” and founded on mutual interests. But he told the Cairo daily, Al-Masry al-Youm, in an interview published on Wednesday that Egypt would not tolerate pressure, “whether through actions or hints.” Neighboring Israel also has indicated concern. The Israelis consider the U.S. aid to Egypt to be important support for the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel. The State Department stressed that the long-standing U.S. partnership with Egypt would continue and U.S. officials made it clear that the decisions are not permanent, adding that there is no intent by the Obama administration to end any specific
programs. Still, the decision puts ties between the U.S. and Egypt at their rockiest point in more than three decades. “The United States continues to support a democratic transition and oppose violence as a means of resolving differences within Egypt,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “We will continue to review the decisions regarding our assistance periodically and will continue to work with the interim government to help it move toward our shared goals in an atmosphere free of violence and intimidation.” The U.S. will continue to provide support for health and education and counterterrorism, spare military parts, military training and education, border security and security assistance in the Sinai Peninsula where near-daily attacks against security forces and soldiers have increasingly resembled a fullfledged insurgency. The U.S. officials providing the details did so only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment by name. Other details about what military assistance is being cut were not immediately known, and the State Department declined to give an indication of how severe the impact of the cuts in assistance might be in Egypt. Based on cost estimates, however, the M1A1 tank kits are about $10 million each, and Egypt was slated to get about four per month, officials said. The Harpoon contract was for 20 missiles, at a total cost of $145 million. It was not clear if any of those had already been delivered. F-16 fighter jets can cost more than $30 million each, but that amount could fluctuate depending on the equipment and weapons systems included. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who chairs the Senate Appropriations panel that funds U.S. assistance to Egypt, criticized the Obama administration’s action as too little.
POLICE BLOTTER Tuesday 8:01 a.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated a traffic accident without injuries in the C1 parking lot. 8:04 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident with minor injuries, along with failure to stop and render aid, at the intersection of 15th Street and Akron Avenue. 9:57 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident with minor injuries at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Texas Tech
Parkway. 12:53 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident with minor injuries at the intersection of 15th Street and Akron Avenue. 2:11 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated an attempted burglary at the Football Training Facility. A storage shed was broken into, but no items were taken. Information provided by B.J. Watson of the Texas Tech Police Department.
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Library offers more than books for students Staff Writer
While some students may see the Texas Tech Library as nothing more than a large building full of books, those who work there know it is much more. The Library is the home of a recording studio, a document delivery service, personal librarians for each major, the ability to text a librarian, course reserves, the Digital Media Studio with movies, audiobooks, equipment checkouts, a 3-D lab, mobile device charging stations, study rooms, computers and Knowledge Imaging Center scanners. According to the University Library website, the Crossroads Recording Studio is professionally equipped for the recording needs of students and faculty at no charge. Session times are booked by contacting the recording
engineer, Amy Devoge. The recording studio is located in the basement of the Library. The document delivery service is offered to students who need materials that are not available in the Library. A librarian locates the materials and borrows them through an interlibrary loan from other universities, Julie Barnett, assistant director of communications and marketing for the Library, said. Kimberly Vardeman is the personal librarian for reference and museum studies. “There are personal librarians for every major and every department on campus,” she said. “What we do as personal librarians is we meet with students one on one to give them research assistance. When a professor gives you a research project, they come in and talk to the librarian and find out about which databases would be good to search, where the books are
“It’s something that everyone can enjoy,” she said,” whether you’re watching or you’re dancing.” CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Tech alumna Deanna Galvan “It’s the highlight of their week,” from Lubbock said she works at he said. Paddle Tramps and came to the Sophomore Jamie Lassiter, a show to support her part-time asmember of the sorority Alpha Phi, sociate. said her sorority hosted tryouts to The retail-merchandising gradudetermine who would be in the ate said her associate is a Homecomshow. ing candidate, as well as a performer The public relations major from in the night’s skits. Round Rock said she wasn’t able to She said it’s exciting to see so try out because many organiher sister was zations come getting married, together, have so she had to be fun and show there for her. such school “It’s a long spirit. process for ev“Everyeryone,” she body comes said. “And it’s out together very time conand shows that suming.” school spirit,” Lassiter said Galvan said. her sorority Galvan JAMIE LASSITER members along said her favorSOPHOMORE PUBLIC with the fraterite part was lisRELATIONS MAJOR FROM nity practiced tening to the ROUND ROCK every day. different songs She said her from the 90’s. favorite part was It brought watching together, supporting ev- back a lot of different memories, eryone and yelling for her sorority. she said. “It’s good to have that support Galvan said her favorite was Chi system, even though you’re not Omega’s ‘Men In Black’ themed down there dancing,” Lassiter said. dance. Becasuse it’s fun to all get togethChi Omega, along with its parter in one place and talk, she said. nered fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon, And it’s for Texas Tech, Lassiter won first place. said, so that makes it even better. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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on that topic, what search words you librarian, send a message to 66746 could use, other search strategies. We and begin the message with TTULib. Course reserves also are available help you figure out what sources you need and how to students. If a professor assigns a to cite them and things like specific article for that.” students to read, those articles In addition to assisting sometimes can be found in the students with research, percourse reserves at the Library. Some sonal librarians professors even isalso are responsible for buying sue a copy of the required texts for books for the Library, teacha class to the Lifor students ing workshops KIMBERLY VARDEMAN brary and leading to use. PERSONAL LIBRARIAN tours, VardeThe Digital Media Studio is man said. In case a located on the student can’t make it to the Library third floor of the Library and offers a to ask a question, the librarians also collection of movies and audiobooks respond to text messages. To text a available to students as well as equip-
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ment, such as digital cameras, video cameras and recording devices. The 3-D lab also is located in the digital media studio. “There is very heavy-duty software on those computers in the 3-D lab,” Vardeman said. “It’s called the 3-D lab, which kind of makes you think of 3-D animation and there is some animation software. We have that software on those machines, but also there’s software that you can use for scientific visualization or design. The machines in the 3-D lab have much faster processors than the computers in the rest of the Library.” While many students might view the Library as a great place to study, not all know study rooms are available for reservation at reserve.lib.ttu.edu. “I go up there for hours at a time,” Evelyn Lambert, a senior chemical engineering major from Grand Prairie, said. “Usually with four other people,
grueling over textbooks in attempt to learn the material I need to know and pass my tests.” Students who need to scan materials have can use the KIC scanners. The specialized scanners allow students to scan a document, pages from a book or other materials and have them sent directly to an email or flash drive. The devices also offer the ability to save scanned materials as audio files where a digital text-to-speech system reads the words aloud. The Library is open 24 hours a day, five days a week, has 250 public computers, which were replaced and updated during the summer, and has a few more updates on the way. “We’re working with central IT to really enhance the Wi-Fi connectivity in this building, and we’re hoping to have this done by the first week of November,” Barnett said. ➤➤email@example.com
Crane hopes Astros, CSN Houston can strike deal HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros owner Jim Crane hopes Comcast SportsNet Houston will agree to pay his team what he calls a fair amount for its media rights, and they can boost carriage after a season where only 40 percent of the city could view the games. But for now the situation has gotten uglier. The network recently filed bankruptcy, followed by the Astros filing a motion to dismiss that case. The Astros say the network filed the motion to gain leverage over the team in the dispute. “These TV deals are really the backbone of all these teams right now,” Crane said in an interview with The Associated Press. “It’s not like we’re trying to get something any different than anybody. We want the fans to see the games, but we’re not going to cut a long-term 20-year bad deal. It will handicap
us for that period of time.” The media rights deals help teams bankroll the player’s salaries, which is an interesting subject with the Astros. They had the lowest payroll in the majors last season at under $30 million as they finished with more than 100 losses for the third straight year. The Astros have invested heavily to improve their farm system since Crane bought the team, but skimped on the big league squad as they traded away almost all the veterans and went into full rebuilding mode. He vowed this week that next season will be different. “We’ve restocked the team,” he said. “We feel we’ve got a nucleus of players that we know can play now. This year will be the year we’ll start spending money.” He said that they team only received about 30 percent of its
TV rights fees this season because of the dispute. But added that he will spend money on the team in the upcoming season no matter what. “We’re still going to stick with our plan regardless of how this turns out, even if it’s at a deficit to some degree,” he said. “And go ahead and start filling in the holes ... the payroll will move up significantly this year.” The network also broadcasts Houston Rockets games. Their first regular-season game is Oct. 30, which the Astros hope will help in the negotiations. The hearing on the Astros’ motion to dismiss the bankruptcy case will be heard on Oct. 28. Giles Kibbe, the team’s general counsel, said that if the bankruptcy petition is thrown out the Astros would be able to terminate the media rights
agreement with CSN Houston and license them to anyone else. If that happens, he expects that Astros and Rockets would search for another deal together. Crane bought the team when the partnership with CSN was already in place. He lamented that the majority of viewers in the Houston area were unable to watch his team this season. “It’s devastating for the brand and the team,” he said. “This is a team that’s got a lot of history and a lot of loyal fans and we’ve got to get the games on TV. It’s been a very tough year, not only on the field but having this situation develop.” He added that they would explore the possibility of streaming the games on the internet if a deal can’t be reached by the start of next season.
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Controlling pigeon population will control cat population Chase Hill pigeons on campus and probably 1,000 to 2,000 cats roaming around. So, for the sake of argument, let’s pretend each cat family consists of a mother, a father and three children. That means there are approximately 200 to 400 feline families. To survive, I estimate a family of five must eat at least two pigeons per week. So, in all, roughly 400 to 800 pigeons are slaughtered every seven days. If we were to create a generation of impotent kittens, it would wreak havoc on Tech campus life. Each neutered cat represents one less family, and one less family equals two extra pigeons that survive to see next week. The number of pigeons soon will outnumber the amount of students.
The rise in the pigeon population will result in an increased need for food and water. Fountain water and Chickfil-A french fries will no longer suffice for the pigeon empire. Pretty soon we will have pigeons flying into our dining areas and swimming in our lazy river. The only way to keep the cat population down without having to change our mascot is to launch a full-fledged assault on the pigeon population. I’m not saying we should go around killing pigeons. What I’m recommending is a clean-cut containment strategy. In the Korean War, the U.S. bombed the Toksan Dam, which
was used to irrigate 75 percent of the country’s rice farms, and starved the country, according to the War Crimes Tribunal. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former President Richard Nixon bombed dams and dikes on the Red River Delta in the Vietnam War, flooding rice crops that were crucial to the survival of the North Vi e t n a m e s e people, according to a counterpunch.org article. In the 1990s, the U.S. placed economic sanctions on Iraq to starve the population and create discontent toward Saddam Hussein, according to a counterpunch.org article. This strategy, known as “dual contain-
Once we have succeeded in uprooting the pigeon population, the feral cats will have no source of food.
here has been a lengthy debate among the Texas Tech community on how to deal with the overabundant cat population. Some have suggested a trap/neuter/release strategy that would allow the cat colony to coexist with Tech students without running the risk of overpopulation. Others feel the feral critters are hazardous to the health of students because they carry dangerous diseases and recommend reducing the population by such ingenious methods as “planting eucalyptus plants around areas they don’t want the cats around because they hate the smell.” I disagree with both of the strategies proposed for one key reason: pigeons. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, the number of pigeons on campus is stupefying. If we were to exterminate the cat population, or merely reduce it, the pigeon civilization would run roughshod on the Tech animal kingdom. By my estimate, there have to be at least 5,000 to 10,000
ment,” is used in Iran in hopes of creating an uprising against the current leadership, which would result in a regime change. What we can learn from U.S. war crimes and atrocities is if you want to weaken the morale of your enemy, take out their food supply. The first step in our containment strategy must be a psychological one. It is well-known that pigeons can survive without their usual diet of lunchtime leftovers. But the fact is pigeons love their occasional Sbarro pizza dropped on the sidewalk or french fry thrown to retrieve. They thoroughly enjoy digging through trashcans and finding a little treat to take back to the nest. As a whole, the Tech community must do its best to quell this outlet of enjoyment. This is why I recommend an agreement among the whole campus to outlaw eating and drinking outside of designated dining areas for at least a month. A month is long enough to weaken the morale of the pigeon community.
We also must invest capital toward purchasing closed trashcans to keep the “rats of the sky” out of our wastebaskets. Next, we must turn off all sprinklers and drain the water fountains that serve as a key resource for the opposition. If all goes according to plan, the pigeons will realize our intentions and do what’s best for the survival of their kingdom — migrate to Wal-Mart or South Plains Mall. Then the real magic happens. Once we have succeeded in uprooting the pigeon population, the feral cats will have no source of food. The only logical outcome is that the cat population will seek refuge in whatever environment the pigeons decide to move to. Within a month, sprinklers will be turned back on, students will be able to eat wherever they want and, most importantly, the Tech campus will be feral free. Hill is a freshman philosophy major from Charleston, S.C. ➤➤ firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington Redskins should keep team name Megachurches ignore key religious tenets Daily Forty-NiNer (loNg Beach State U.)
Watch out Washington Redskins fans, it’s that time of year again. Every fall, it seems there is an ever-increasing group of Americans who want the name of Washington Redskins changed to a less-offensive term. While some who dislike the Washington Redskins team name may be right in certain aspects of their arguments, their desire to officially change the name is both short-sighted and unwise. Asking a team that has not practiced any form of discrimination to change its name is foolish. Recent calls to change the team’s name prompted President Barack Obama to weigh in on Saturday. “If I were the owner of the team, and I knew that there was a name of my team — even if it had a storied history — that was offending a sizeable group of people, I’d think about changing
it,” Obama said, according to the Washington Post. Obama’s comments won support from Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter. “As the first sitting president to speak out against the Washington team name, President Obama’s comments today are historic,” he said to the Washington Post. “The use of such an offensive term has negative consequences for the Native American community when it comes to issues of self-identity and imagery.” While the term “redskin” may be offensive to some Americans, one should understand that the Washington Redskins organization does not promote intolerance or racism towards the Native American community.
It is not the desire of the Redskins to negatively affect the Native American community. To assume otherwise is unfair. According to the Washington Post, the Redskins have already removed much of their controversial Native American antics in years past. Mock rain dances and cheerleaders wearing lengthy black braids are no longer tolerated, according to the Washington Post. Through the team’s actions over the past few decades, opportunities to offend Native Americans have been dramatically reduced. The Washington Post also said that nearly 90 percent of Native Americans did not express frustration regarding the Redskins name in a 2004 poll.
Asking a team that has not practiced any form of discrimination to change its name is foolish.
By SHANE NEWELL
If the Redskins or any other team was promoting intolerance or prejudice, then a call for change would be necessary. But that’s not what’s happening here. If the Washington Redskins name was to be changed, then other professional sports teams with Native American-based names should be changed too. By saying goodbye to the Redskins, we should also bid adieu to the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks and Atlanta Braves. The other Native American names can also appear offensive, depending on who you ask. When people think of the Redskins team, there’s a good chance images of intense playoff games and dynamic players like quarterback Robert Griffin III come to mind. The Redskins team name is not meant to be used in a derogatory manner. It is simply used as a collective name for a group of hard-working athletes. At the end of the day, the Redskins name is just a name. Treat it as such.
Obama should focus priorities on domestic issues Daily Forty-NiNer (loNg Beach State U.)
There could soon be peace in the Middle East. According to NPR, President Barack Obama became the first U.S. president since 1979 to speak directly with the leader of Iran. After talking to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the phone, Obama told The New York Times that “resolving this [U.S.-Iranian]issue … could serve as a major step forward in a new relationship.” Reaction in Iran to Rouhani’s
phone call was much different. According to the Los Angeles Times, Rouhani had shoes and eggs thrown at him in Tehran following the call with Obama. Clearly, some Iranians did not approve of their president engaging in talks with a Western leader. While U.S.-Iranian relations have been virtually nonexistent over the past three decades, it is important that both leaders try to resolve their differences through diplomacy. We support Obama for trying to improve relations, but we hope he doesn’t spend too much of his time focusing on nondomestic issues.
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With the government shutdown worsening, we’d like to see Obama put most of his focus on fixing the ongoing problems here. Nevertheless, the act of engaging in diplomacy with Iran is key if the U.S. wants to better its ties to the Middle East. To say the history of the U.S.Iranian relationship is complex is an understatement. Over the past six decades, the U.S.-Iranian relationship has been tumultuous. According to ABC News, the CIA helped stage a coup in 1953 that ousted former Iranian Prime Minister Mohamed Mossadegh. Following Mossadegh’s departure, the U.S.-supported Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was installed as the new Iranian leader.
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The unpopular Pahlavi was ultimately overthrown in 1979, resulting in 52 Americans being held hostage for 444 days, according to ABC News. With so much bad history between the U.S. and Iran, it’s obvious that a 15-minute phone call can’t fix decades of bad relations. But it can be a good start. In the future, we would like to see Obama make improving U.S.-Iranian relations one of his many priorities. For now, though, we want to see Obama resolve the government shutdown. It seems like opening up the government would be an easier task than making peace with one of our country’s biggest rivals.
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Charity over greed, sacrifice over selfishness, humility over vanity, spiritualism over materialism - these are some of the virtues professed by many religions around the world, and they are virtuous indeed. The very idea that there is a loving God above, that we are merely one soul in a sea of other similar and equal souls, begs that we consider the needs of others over our own desires. Despite the overwhelming goodness preached by all major religions, there is one holy group that seems to defy this conventional wisdom: megachurches. Now to be fair, “megachurch” is a term commonly used to describe places of worship, often of the Protestant faith, with a weekly attendance in excess of 2,000 people. There is nothing inherently perverse or sinful in having a certain number of worshipers, but across the nation, larger and larger churches seem to have gaudier institutions. Additionally, these same churches seem to contain increasingly wealthier preachers. Far be it from anyone else to tell any private organization how they should conduct their business, but the hypocrisy in collecting money from pockets of the devout, merely to spend it on sleek idols, plush decorations, and ornate artwork is glaringly obvious. It could be argued that these expenditures are actually justified because people prefer such churches. Such is the gist of Ed Young Jr., pastor of Dallas’ Fellowship Church who mused that megachurches may be “taking people from other churches because we have a cooler church.” Divine ego contests aside, Young’s remark belies an understanding that has been growing in recent years: if people don’t like your religion, change your religion. This logic flies in the face of just what a religion Copyright © 2013 Texas Tech University Student Media/The Daily Toreador. All DT articles, photographs and artwork are the property of The DT and Student Media and may not be reproduced or published without permission. The Daily Toreador is a designated public forum. Student editors have the authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval.
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has traditionally stood for - namely, tradition and an absolute adherence to faith. The very nature of religious values is that they transcend popular opinions, and will not bend or reshape themselves to gain acceptance. Tossing aside the ingrained morals of one’s religion to gain a large audience is a shameful display for any devout person, let alone for a congregation’s leader. It is almost too obvious to add, but the blatant fact remains that all of the money used to purchase rich decorative pieces, giant TV screens, fancy prayer centers, and stylish furnishings could have been spent in a much more “righteous” way. Whether it was used to feed the hungry, comfort the sick, or clothe the poor does not matter. These worthy causes and many more like them are certainly more important than how “cool” a church, synagogue, mosque, or temple looks. This line of thinking has been embraced throughout history by many religious factions, and is even gaining support in some groups that have historically been more than willing to accumulate wealth in the name of God. For example, Pope Francis, the recently elected leader of the Catholic world, has embraced a more modest approach to leading the masses. Pope Francis has opted to live in a guesthouse of the normal Papal residency, and reminded new bishops in Rome that “We pastors must not be men with a princely mindset” this past September. Again, it is not our job to monitor the actions of private organizations. But the hypocrisy of churches or religious leaders who choose not to “practice what they preach” is unsettling. While Pope Francis’s words and the Catholic faith are mere examples in the global mosaic of religions, potential reforms there can serve as examples for others. It would surely be a sermon that megachurches, as bastions of bedazzlement, might want to attend. Toreador, Box 43081 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409. Letters The Daily Toreador welcomes letters from readers. Letters must be no longer than 300 words and must include the author’s name, signature, phone number, Social Security number and a description of university affiliation. Students should include year in school, major and hometown. We reserve the right to edit letters. Anonymous letters will not be accepted for publication. All letters will be verified before they are published. Letters can be emailed to email@example.com or brought to 180 Media and Communication. Letters should be sent in before 3 p.m. to ensure the editors have enough time to verify and edit the submission. Guest Columns The Daily Toreador accepts submissions of unsolicited guest columns. While we cannot acknowledge receipt of all columns, the authors of those selected for publication will be notified. Guest columns should be no longer than 650 words in length and on a topic of relevance to the university community. Guest columns are also edited and follow the same guidelines for letters as far as identification and submittal. Unsigned Editorials appearing on this page represent the opinion of The Daily Toreador. All other columns, letters and artwork represent the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily representative of the editorial board, Texas Tech University, its employees, its student body or the Board of Regents. The Daily Toreador is independent of the College of Mass Communications. Responsibility for the editorial content of the newspaper lies with the student editors.
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Rescued teen to speak on ‘Today’ show time that her mother, Christina Anderson, and 8-year-old brother, Ethan, were alive. He then forced her to play Russian roulette on his couch, Anderson said. “And when it was my turn, I started crying and, like, was freaking out. And he said, ‘Do you want to play?’ And I said, ‘No.’ And I started crying and then he’s, like, ‘OK.’ And he stopped,” she said. DiMaggio, 40, was killed by FBI agents in the Idaho wilderness Aug. 10, one week after he allegedly abducted the 16-yearold and killed Christina and Ethan Anderson at his home in Boulevard, 65 miles east of San Diego. Authorities have said DiMaggio set fire to his home with a timer, giving him a 20-hour head start. The remains of Anderson’s 44-year-old mother and broth-
World cheers Malala, Pakistanis ambivalent
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kidnapping survivor Hannah Anderson says her family’s friend-turnedcaptor handcuffed her and tried to make her play a game of Russian roulette until she started “freaking out.” James Lee DiMaggio used zip ties to bind her feet and then told her that he was going to take her to Idaho to help him settle there before releasing her, according to the San Diego-area teen, who described her ordeal two months after she was rescued by FBI agents and returned safely to California. “He told me that he was going to kidnap me and take me to Idaho, where my intention was just to carry his backpacks to the river. And that he was gonna live there. And then he’d get me home afterwards,” Anderson told NBC’s “Today” show in an interview to air Thursday. DiMaggio assured her at the
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er were later found inside the burned home. Investigators said they couldn’t determine how Ethan died due to extensive burns and tissue loss. They said gunshot wounds, asphyxiation or burns from the house fire were all possibilities. The mother is believed to have been bludgeoned to death. When Anderson thinks of her captor she feels “just mostly sick and angry” and said he got what he deserves. The teen’s disappearance triggered a massive search spanning much of the western United States and parts of Canada and Mexico. The Amber Alert helped her be found, she said, and has “helped me keep going through healing and stuff, knowing that people were looking for me and that they’re on my side.” Her father, Brett Anderson sat with his daughter during the interview.
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MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — One year after a Taliban bullet tried to silence Malala Yousafzai’s demand for girls’ education, she has published a book and is a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. But the militants threaten to kill her should she dare return home to Pakistan, and the principal at her old school says that as Malala’s fame has grown, so has fear in her classrooms. Although Malala remains in Britain and her assailant is still at large, police say the case is closed. And many Pakistanis publicly wonder whether the shooting was staged to create a hero for the West to embrace. Shortly after the attack, Pakistani schoolchildren filled the streets carrying placards with the words: “I am Malala.” A year later, a popular refrain is, “Why Malala?” In Pakistan’s Swat Valley, the giant sign that once identified Malala’s school is gone. Rickshaws rumble to a stop as girls, their heads covered and faces obscured, scramble out and dash into the building. The school made no plans to recognize the anniversary, although children in other parts of the country did. Teachers and students are afraid. Even a giant poster of Malala that once emblazoned the wall of the assembly hall has been removed. Children scrambled to hide from the camera and the school principal, Selma Naz, spoke quickly and in hushed tones. “We have had threats, there are so many problems. It is much more dangerous for us after Malala’s shooting and all the attention that she is getting,” said Naz. “The Taliban are very dangerous. They have gone from Swat, but still they have a presence here. It is hidden, but it is here. We all have fear in our hearts.” An armed commando now
stands guard outside the school’s massive black steel front door. On Oct. 9, 2012, Malala left the school through that same door, laughing with her friends as they climbed into the back of a small pick-up truck used to transport the children. They laughed and talked as the truck rumbled over roads lined with pot holes. The driver jockeyed for space on a narrow bridge that crossed a garbagestrewn stream. Suddenly a masked man with a gun stopped the truck beside a dusty, open field. A second masked man jumped into the back with a pistol. “Who is Malala?” he shouted. No one said anything but automatically their heads turned toward Malala. He raised his pistol and fired and fired again. One bullet hit Malala on the top of the head. Two other students, Shazia Ramazan and Kainat Riaz, were also hit, but their wounds were not serious. Malala was transferred to a military hospital near Islamabad, the Pakistani capital. Her head swelled dangerously. Doctors performed emergency surgery. Her father, Ziauddin, certain that his daughter would not survive the night, sent a message to his brother-in-law in Swat to prepare a coffin and a vehicle to take her body back. Malala woke up a week later at a hospital in Birmingham, England, where she was taken for specialist treatment. She gradually regained her sight and her voice and was reunited
with her parents. But the many awards that have since been bestowed on Malala, including a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, which is to be announced on Friday, have stirred anti-Western sentiments in Pakistan, where a brutal insurgency has killed thousands of civilians and more than 4,000 soldiers. Frustrated by the relentless demands by the West “to do more,” many Pakistanis see Malala’s international acclaim as a Western drama played out to heap more criticism on their country. Last December, students at a school in the Swat Valley protested a government decision to rename it the Malala Yousafzai Girls College. Eventually, Malala’s name was removed and the school returned to its original name. Malala’s battle for girls’ education began when she was barely 11 years old and at a time when the Taliban roamed freely throughout the valley, blowing up schools, beheading security forces and leaving their dismembered bodies in the town square. “It was a very, very hard time. Malala spoke out on TV and in newspapers. She was threatened, her father was threatened,” said Ahmed Shah, a family friend and educator, whose battle for girls’ education has also brought death threats from the Taliban. He said the Pakistan government was the first to recognize her bravery with a National Peace Award in 2011, a year before the shooting.
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Cyclones seek redemption By EVERETT CORDER Staff Writer
Iowa State (1-3, 0-1) defeated a top-25 ranked team in each of its last three seasons, and it will try and keep that streak alive Saturday when it faces No. 20 Texas Tech (5-0, 2-0). The Cyclones are coming off an emotional last-minute loss against the Texas Longhorns last week. Tech senior defensive lineman Kerry Hyder said he doesn’t think the circumstances of last week’s game will affect Iowa State, but the team will be just as motivated as it always is. “Iowa State always comes fired up,” he said. “It’s never an easy game by any means. They always come out ready to play. So I expect them to come out with a chip on their shoulders as usual.” One of the keys for the Cyclones to improve this week is their offensive line’s play. The team is ranked 119th in the country in pass sacks allowed, according to the NCAA website, with 16 sacks given up through its first four games. Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads said the team plans on having of-
fensive lineman Jamison Lalk back for Saturday’s game and that hopefully his insertion will help solidify the quarterback protection. “Hopefully (having Lalk back) adds to our protection,” Rhoads said. “It’ll give Sam (Richardson) ample time and opportunity to sit back there and read the routes as they develop and allow us to throw and catch and not suffer through sacks like we have the first four games.” The Cyclone offensive line will have its hands full taking on a Red Raider defensive line with 14 sacks in its first five games. Rhoads said the Tech defense has improved dramatically and he is impressed with the way it works as a unit to get to the ball. “(The Tech defense) is energized and confident and they’re playing great,” he said. “They’ve got a new scheme that fits their personnel, and they really fly around to the ball.” One of the places the Tech defense has been strongest is in the red zone. Iowa State’s offense also has been strong in the red zone, scoring on nine of its 13 opportunities there. Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury
said red-zone coverage is one of the areas his defense has taken pride in and he thinks it will continue to make stops in those situations. “Our defense has been pretty stout down (in the red zone),” Kingsbury said. “Hopefully just keep tightening it up in that area. That’s something they’ve taken pride in. They’ve been very stingy on point when’s teams do get in the red zone, so hopefully that will continue.” Sophomore quarterback Sam Richardson leads the Cyclone offense. Richardson injured his ankle against Northern Iowa in Iowa State’s first game of the season, but has continued playing with it, racking up 1,019 passing yards through the first four games. “He’s far from healthy, and with eight straight weeks of football, it’s unlikely that he’ll be 100 percent this season,” Rhoads said. “It’s commendable that he’s been able to play through that.” The game between the Cyclones and Red Raiders kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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“I think that they’re doing a great job in getting students to the games,” he said. “You know, obviously the history and tradition of Texas football — people want to be a part of that and that’s similar to what we have here and we hope to continue to grow that.” Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury attributes a large portion of the Red Raiders success at home to students’ willingness to show up and support their peers. “To have your peers, when you’re a student-athlete and having your peers cheering and supporting you on that level each and every Saturday, it means the world to them,” Kingsbury said. “They’re here early during warmups and getting us going. It’s been a huge, huge part of our success at home so far.” Book said the increase reflects well on students and the staffs involved with ticket sales. “I think it’s a great effort on all of our staffs to put that together,” he said. “Student attendance across the nation has gone down significantly and if you look at these numbers, I’m sure the majority of them have gone down, so I think it’s really a great testa-
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ment to our staff — both football and administrative staff — that we’ve been able to do this. “There is a purpose behind it, students make all of the difference in the game atmosphere, which in turn helps team performance.” Aside from Texas and Tech, no other school has filled its student section to more than 84 percent capacity. Book said one of the reasons for the drop off in attendance could be the fact tickets are sold in packages at other schools in the Big 12. “I think one of the differences is that we don’t charge for student tickets,” he said. “Whereas some of these other schools do, and I know for sure Oklahoma, Oklahoma State do charge. So it’s really a benefit to us that we don’t charge and we make the process as easy as possible by, you show up, you swipe your ID and you’re gonna get a seat at our football game.” Enrollment numbers, along with stadium capacity also could be causes for the decrease in student attendance, Book said. TCU elected not to provide ticket operations with information regarding its student attendance. Book said because TCU is a private school, it is not legally
obligated to share information it does not want to. “They don’t have to provide any data to us,” he said. “If they choose not to share information they aren’t legally bound to.” Tech’s capacity is listed at 12,577 seats, which it surpassed. Kansas, who Tech faced last week, can host 8,400 students at capacity. However, it currently averages 4,299 students per game. Senior tight end Jace Amaro said he noticed the differences between the two student sections while in Lawrence, Kan. last weekend. “I just think there’s a lot more excitement (in Lubbock),” he said. “You have to tip your hat off to those guys because we were up there in Kansas and maybe Kansas’ student section had maybe a little less than my high school student section had. It was pretty incredible how many people come out there even before we’re warming up. I know it gets us fired up and it really helps us get ready for the game. It psyches the other team out.” With Homecoming approaching, the Red Raiders anticipate a full student section to help Tech avenge its 2011 home loss to Iowa State at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium. ➤➤email@example.com
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Whitaker: Communication must improve SportS Editor
The Lady Raiders face the difficult task of replacing former coach Kristi Curry and four graduating seniors, who started at least 28 games last season. Texas Tech coach Candace Whitaker said she’s seen the Lady Raiders show signs of improvement since they began open practice last week and she understands there will be some growing pains along the way. “The last couple days I feel like we’re starting to understand some things and have seen improvements
and (the team is) a little bit sharper than we were last week,” she said. “Anytime there’s change, you know, it’s tough and it’s going to take some time and some patience on my part. So if I can do my part hopefully they can do theirs and we’ll get where we need to be.” The Lady Raiders finished 21-10 and boasted a 14-3 home record in United Spirit Arena last season. Whitaker said there are a few areas in which Tech can improve to put the team in a position to be as successful as last season’s team. “We have several,” she said. “One is communication, we’ve got to do a better job of communicat-
ing on the floor, we’ve got to finish minute we stepped on the floor.” layups — we keep track of those Senior forward Shauntal Nodaily and that’s bles is one of something that three centers on has been not as this year’s team good as it needs and said she is to be, you know, excited about we’ve got to the infusion of take advantage youth into the of those easy program. shots — and “I’ve been turnovers, we’ve here for five got to take care CANDACE WHITAKER years and just of the basketbeing the seCOACH ball. I think nior this year WOMEN’S BASKETBALL is definitely a those are going to be keys for change,” she us all year and they were keys the said. “But we’ve got a lot of young
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players who are really hard-nosed and ready to work, so I’m excited.” The Lady Raiders’ roster lists six freshmen, either redshirt or true, with this season’s team. Freshman guard Diamond Lockhart said she thinks the team is getting better each day and the younger players are dealing with defining their roles with this particular team. “I think we’re looking good,” Lockhart said. “I think we’re getting better every day, we’re working harder and just changing our tempo to make sure we’re ready for the Big 12 Conference. “I think we’re gelling. We got
four new freshmen, so I think that we’re all just trying to get our role together.” Whitaker said she intends to challenge the Lady Raiders to continue pushing beyond their limits and help mold them into the team she envisions. “You know, I hope my expectations are always above where (the players) are at, I think that’s how you get better,” she said. “I’m pleased that I’ve seen progress, but we have a long ways to go.” The Lady Raiders begin their season at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4, when they host Angelo State in the USA. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘Rejuvenated’ RG3 prepping for Redskins-Cowboys ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III is a middle-of-thepark performer through his first four games after major knee surgery. The NFL ranks quarterbacks in 10 major categories in its weekly stats package. Griffin is 16th, 17th or 18th in eight of them. He’s best at completion percentage (62.4, ranked 14th) and worst at touchdown percentage (3.5, 23rd). That’s a big reason why the Washington Redskins are 1-3.
“You come out and the way we played — the way I played that first game — that was not up to my standards or up to our standards as a team in general,” Griffin said Wednesday. “That was disappointing. When it comes to timing here, timing there, sometimes you might be a little bit off coming back from an injury like I had, and you have to work through those growing pains.” It’s been obvious to anyone watching that Griffin was rusty
after missing offseason practices and all four preseason games. This is the first time Griffin himself has conceded that point. He doesn’t doubt at all that he should’ve been playing from Week 1, but he acknowledges it’s taking time to get back the rhythm that made him the league’s offensive rookie of the year in 2012. “The only way to come back from an injury like that is to play, and that’s what we had to do,” Grif-
fin said. “I feel good about what we were able to do from a groundwork standpoint, building up each game. But now it’s time for us to make that breakthrough, and we have to do it.” Despite the slow start, the Redskins haven’t lost much ground in the dreadful NFC East. They actually have a chance to move into sole possession of first place by the end of the weekend if they beat the Dallas Cowboys (2-3) on Sunday night.
Recusal of judge sought in Hernandez case FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez want the judge to recuse herself because, they said Wednesday, she and the lead prosecutor have a public history of antagonism and she has shown bias. Bristol County Assistant District Attorney William McCauley wants Judge Susan Garsh to remove herself from the case, he said during a hearing in Fall River Superior Court. McCauley did not detail his reasons in court, but a new filing cited a “well-known and publicly documented history of antagonism” between him and Garsh, stemming from a 2010 murder trial he argued before her. Though McCauley won a conviction in that case, he was quoted in the media as criticizing Garsh, saying she had unfairly limited or excluded evidence and exhibited hostility. The filing said the friction would likely be exploited and sensationalized by the media in the high-profile case
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