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ALVIN DAVIS, PICTURED at the Will Rogers statue, became the first former Texas 4-H member to be inducted in the 4-H Hall of Fame on Friday.



TEXAS TECH’S ERIC Stephens jumps into the endzone over Baylor’s Mikail Baker for a touchdown early on in Tech’s 45-38 win Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

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TEXAS TECH QUARTERBACK Taylor Potts passes the ball during the Red Raiders’ 45-38 win against Baylor on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

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Texas Tech did more than just get a Big 12 Conference win Saturday in the Cotton Bowl against Robert Griffin III and the Baylor Bears. The Red Raiders beat the Bears 45-38, avoiding their first 0-3 start in conference play since 1990, when Tech was a member of the Southwest Conference. More importantly, the Red Raiders (3-2, 1-2 in Big 12 play) avoided putting themselves in an even deeper hole, staving off a fall to the bottom of the Big 12 South standings.


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TODAY Workshop: GRE Time: noon Where: Administration Building Room 341 So, what is it? The Center for Undergraduate Research invites students to its Fall Workshop Series, today featuring important GRE information and tips. Team Impact – An Electrifying Event Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Where: Lubbock Cooper High School Performing Arts Center, 16302 Loop 493 So, what is it? Team Impact is a group of athletes who travel the globe motivating and inspiring audiences of all ages.

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The Perfect Honeymoon Time: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Where: The Aquitania Room at National Travel So, what is it? Join Shelli McGee for an informative and no-pressure presentation on how to plan the perfect honeymoon. Brides, grooms and parents are encouraged to attend – it’s free. RSVP to 806-7985999.

Student finds his rhythm in drumming BY DEVIN SANCHEZ STAFF WRITER

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Wall Street: Stocks end higher after release of Fed minutes NEW YORK (AP) — Traders pushed shares higher Tuesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting kept hope alive that the central bank would take more action to stimulate the economy. The Fed had said after its Sept. 21 meeting that it was concerned that inflation was too low, and suggested it could step up its purchases of government bonds and take other action to encourage lending. Minutes from the September meeting, released Tuesday afternoon, indicated that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues were nearing a consensus on what steps

to take. Traders are hoping for more concrete news from the Fed following its next meeting in early November. The dollar fell against other currencies after the Fed minutes came out as traders anticipated another reduction in U.S. interest rates. Stocks turned higher in the afternoon, led by financial stocks. Technology stocks edged slightly higher, led by Citrix Systems, Inc. and Apple Inc. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index rose 15.59, or .6 percent, to 2,417.92, while the Dow Jones industrial average rose 10.06 points, or .09 percent, to 11,020.40.


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Bag with three iPhones, sets of keys, wallets stolen Oct. 4 1:04 a.m. An officer was dispatched to the Chitwood Residence Hall lobby where a student was complaining of shortness of breath. Emergency Medical Services transported to the University Medical Center Emergency Room. 5:41 a.m. An officer investigated an accident without injuries in the Z4-R parking lot. 9:15 a.m. An officer investigated a theft that occurred at the Health Sciences Center. Eighteen prescription tablets were taken from an unsecured desk in a secured office.

3:57 p.m. An officer investigated an accident without injuries that occurred in the R3 parking lot. A vehicle struck a sign pole. 6:54 p.m. An officer investigated a theft that occurred at the student recreation center. An unsecured gym bag containing three iPhones, three sets of keys and two wallets was taken. 7:34 p.m. An officer investigated the burglary of a vehicle that occurred in the Z5-B parking lot. A radar detector was taken from an unsecured vehicle parked on Sept. 30. Oct. 5


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9:29 a.m. An officer investigated a theft that occurred at the Architecture building. An unsecured Apple iPod and Sony headphones were taken. 7:18 p.m. An officer documented a fire, which occurred in the bushes located at the 3200 block of Main Street. The fire was extinguished by the Lubbock County Fire Department. 10:39 p.m. An officer was dispatched to the fourth floor of the Weymouth Residence Hall in reference to an odor of marijuana. A student was released pending the filing of charges with the Lubbock County District Attorney’s office for possession of marijuana and another student was issued a Lubbock County citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. Oct. 7 5:42 p.m. An officer investigated an accident without injuries after a vehicle struck an unattended vehicle in the Z4-P parking lot. 8:42 p.m. An officer investigated a theft at the Sneed Residence Hall. Currency was taken from a resident’s room. Oct. 8 3:30 a.m. An officer completed an emergency detention on a student, which occurred in the Z3-L parking lot.

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ROLAND RIVERA, A senior political science major from Colorado City, drums in multiple local bands, all of which have a unique genre while still focusing on school.

With his roots embedded in a small West Texas town, Roland Rivera knew he was destined to be a musician. The type of musician he would become was never a mystery to Rivera, a senior political science major from Colorado City. Rivera said he always figured he would be a drummer because of all the drummers in his family. Growing up around music is common for many musicians, and it wasn’t any different for Rivera, who said it was such a big part of his family that somebody would always end up playing whenever the family was together. “I have been playing the drums for 11 years,” he said. “A lot of my cousins play the drums, so it was just a natural thing for me, and when I started marching band in school, they put me on the drums.” Music was such an important part of his life that Rivera even majored in music at South Plains College for two years, but after talking to fellow musicians who had majored in music, he changed his mind. “I went to South Plains for two years for their music program,” he said. “Eventually I realized I needed to get a degree in something other than music. I needed to have a backup plan.” After two years at South Plains, Rivera transferred to Texas Tech and began his study of political science, something he is using to get into law school. Throughout his time at school, both South Plains and Tech, Rivera continued with his music, even becoming the drummer for several Tejano music bands, including Z Systema, Groupo Cyclon and Proximo Sonido. Although the majority of the bands Rivera has played for are Te-

jano, he said he is not opposed to playing a different genre of music. “I’m a musician; therefore I love music — all music,” he said. “I listen to everything from Tejano to country and even rap.” His roommate, James Rincones, has known Rivera since February 2007 and was his band mate in Groupo Cyclon and Proximo Sonido. Rincones said Rivera is flexible in his music, which makes him an asset. “He’s so versatile he can play whatever he wants,” he said. “He can mesh well with any musicians.” Rivera said he will play with anyone as long as he is able to do what he loves: playing music. As of now Rivera would consider himself a “freelance drummer”, meaning he isn’t completely committed to one band, but will play gigs with whoever needs him. He also has picked up a few shows with Andy Bentley and the Revival, a local Texas country band. “I will play with whoever needs me,” Rivera said. “And sometimes that can create tensions amongst the different bands, but that just comes with the business.” Rivera plans on graduating in December and is in the process of applying to law schools. He said he would like to become a criminal or defense attorney. “I am more interested in criminal law,” he said. “But really, I just want to be a lawyer.” As a first generation college student, Rivera understands the importance of education and recently applied to be a part of Teach for America, a program in which the applicants dedicate two years to teaching in low-income areas in hopes of bridging the achievement gap in America. Rivera hopes to become

involved with this and teach either government or history. “They have a program in Austin, which would be exciting,” Rivera said. “I don’t have a preference on what grade I teach, but I would really love to teach history or government, since that is my area of expertise.” Balancing school and a musical career could be seen as Rivera taking on too much, but Rincones said Rivera knows

his limits. “Roland makes adequate time for everything he does,” he said. “He puts his all into everything, that’s just how he is.” Rivera hopes music always will be a big part of his life. “Of course I want to continue being a musician,” he said. “Who doesn’t want to be a rock star when they’re growing up? It would be like living a dream.” ➤➤

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s I perused through the Opinions section of, as I sometimes do, the headline “Public schools need religion” caught my eye. I then saw the same column, nearly word for word in some cases, on’s Opinions section. (Stand down, plagiarism police. They were both written by the same guy, at least.) In both pieces, author Stephen Prothero argues that religious literacy in America is a mess, and no matter your beliefs, that needs to be fixed. He makes a compelling argument. As I’m not shy in saying, I’m a Christian, but I’m generally OK with keeping our public schools non-religious. I don’t need a principal to lead the school in prayer or a science teacher to teach creationism in order to feel good about my religion. But when thinking about it, there’s a lot of good that could come from teaching a bit of religion – not exclu-

Britton Peele sively Christianity, mind you – in public schools. Prothero’s columns come in the wake of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life’s recent poll, which he evidently had a part in overseeing. The U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey polled a variety of people on many religious questions and gauged, approximately, how well Americans from various walks of life know their religious facts. The results have mostly been making rounds because of the fact that atheists and agnostics scored better than any religious group on the list, “proving” that nonbelievers know more about a god

they don’t believe in than people who worship God on a regular basis. Never mind the fact that such people still only got 66 percent of the answers right (“a D,” Prothero points out), or that Mormons and Jews were not far behind. Of course, a ton can be said about how this might show a failure of churches or home education. Roman Catholics ranked last – many not even correctly identifying Genesis as the first book of the Bible – despite them stereotypically being thought of as having rather strict religious education. However, when the majority of Americans can only get 50 percent of questions on such a quiz right, despite the majority of Americans believing in God, this is probably something we all need to address. Remember, for instance, that most of these people do still vote. If their religion plays a huge part in how they vote come Election Day, don’t you want them to at least

know what their religion believes? But there’s a lot more than that. Especially in a post-9/11 world, many in our nation are crippled with fear of the Muslim religion. Almost all of this fear comes from a complete misunderstanding of what Muslims actually believe. W h y s h o u l d n ’t they learn such things in school, instead of going entirely off of what a group of extremist terrorists do? Even if you’re like Christopher Hitchens and think that religion in all forms is a plague upon humanity that should be wiped out, at the very least shouldn’t you know your enemy? Teaching religions in schools shouldn’t be a scary thought,

anyway. The way I see it, it’s pretty necessary in understanding much of history. Like it or not, human history is absolutely littered with religious influence, good and bad. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think schools should try to encourage the practices or one religion over a n o t h e r, a n d in fact teachers should stay as far away from such things as possible. But a general overview of at least a wide variety of religions could be pretty beneficial to learning, and I think it could help promote religious tolerance. It’s easier to understand each other’s differences if we’re at least close to the same page. And I don’t think we can

say, “No, keep all religion out of schools and leave religious education to the parents.” Often, it’s the parents who are helping spread all this misinformation, because no one taught them this stuff, either. It was adults, not high school kids, who were trying to burn Qurans. If you’re a liberal, you can think of it this way: Do you want some people’s only religious education to come from their racist, ultraconservative parents? Personally, I’m more ignorant about many world religions than I’d like to be. I know precious little about Hinduism, for example, and the only thing I really know about Shinto is that it exists. Obviously I can remedy that through selfeducation or even a few classes here on campus, but I do wish I had gotten a head start earlier in life.  Peele is The DT’s opinions editor. ➤➤

New Mexico offers more than Tech students might think W

ith any fall break comes adventure, and adventure it sure was. Whether you went back home or went on a trip somewhere around the country, chances are you had fun with friends or family. Chances are you drove a lot, too. While New Mexico often seems no more than just endless clumps of desert shrubs, there are plenty of cheap, fun options to take advantage of, even as a regular weekend trip. Any major city you visit from Lubbock will be at least five to seven hours away, so exploring the landscape that exists around you already is a great learning experience, culturally and geographically. Last year, my friends and I went

Colleen Gartner caving just outside of Carlsbad, and this year we travelled to the 39th Annual International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, where over 350 hot air balloons ascend along the morning horizon against a mountain backdrop. I checked out one of the Sony Cybershot cameras from the library on Friday afternoon, and two hours later, off we went on a quest to pho-


Choose red pill this election season

Many of you will recall the famous scene from the movie “The Matrix” where Morpheus challenges the young Neo to make the most important choice of his life. He simply tells him to either take the blue pill, which will return him to a life of dependence, or to take the red pill, which will lead him down a path of freedom. We a r e faced with the same decision every day, and we have an opportunity this November to alter the direction of our nation. You may be thinking to yourself, “What do you mean I need to make a choice, I am an American and free, right?” We must not be fooled into thinking that just because we are Americans that we are necessarily free. The founding fathers created a nation on the premises of self-governance and individual liberties when they drafted the Constitution of the United States, making the role of the government to serve the American people. If we take a quick look at the relationship between the federal government and the American people today, then we must acknowledge that the roles have been reversed.

The federal government has lost the respect of the people by its insatiable desire for absolute control. The government takeover of GM, healthcare, financial institutions and the housing market are just a few examples of the abuses of power. The reality is that the federal government is run by a ruling class that truly believes the American people are too ignorant to make intelligent decisions about their lives and that the government needs to make the important decisions for us. This is your time to act! The Democratic Party has ample supply of the blue pill and offers it free of charge. However, they have found that it is best administered rectally since it is such a bitter-tasting pill. The Republican Party will gladly offer to you the sweet-tasting red pill so that you can cast your vote to move our country back onto the path of self-governance and individual liberty. The choice is yours.

The federal government has lost the respect of the people by its insatiable desire for absolute control.

 Jeff Morris is a graduate student from Rowlett, and is the chairman of the Texas Tech chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas.

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tograph Spongebob Squarepants er than 1,000 photos to remember nice hotel. Not a motel, but a float across the sky. the trip by. Even better, the total hotel. Of course, I have to admit I Five hours later, we knew every trip cost me about the same as gosplit the hotel room with two other Beatles song by heart and were ing to Houston able to see Darth Vader was in Alalone both people, but even then I would buquerque, too, searching endw a y s b y rather say, “I had a blast learning lessly in the sky for rebellion car, and I about a new city with two of my headquarters. I am sorry to say even had good friends” than “I went back there was no Texas Tech bale n o u g h home to eat all of the food in my loon, but I have faith a student i n t h e parent’s refrigerator.” Albuquerque also offers hikwill launch one there someday. budget Three eventful days later, I to stay in a ing for petroglyphs and riding the could officially say I had world’s longest tramway been on Route along Sandia Peak. Even more awesome is how 66, tried green Santa Fe is just 40 miles c h i l i north, and there are train peppers rides you can take for and had hours on end from there. just fewPHOTO BY COLLEEN GARTNER/The Daily Toreador Skiing in Ruidoso is also

a popular choice since it is closer than Colorado. Even if you don’t know how to ski or are afraid of going on the tramway, there is enough southwestern culture to soak up for days. From old Spanish churches to Indian dream catchers, the culture infiltrates every aspect of life there. So, I encourage students (and faculty who have not travelled over there yet) to see, on a free weekend or even for next year’s balloon festival, why New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment. It might just surprise you.  Gartner is a senior accounting major from The Woodlands. ➤➤

Facebook losing steam, finally on its way out By JADE MARDIROSIAN THE LARIAT (BAYLOR U.)

Not even the intense script of “Social Network” could give the actual Facebook the needed resuscitation it is crying out for. Don’t get me wrong. I loved the movie, packed with intellectual, attractive Ivy Leaguers acting like pretentious jerks. What girl doesn’t? The dramatic and witty screenplay used to illustrate the history behind the makings of the great social phenomenon of our time was interesting to say the least; however, the networking site it depicted no longer bears the same enthusiasm. Surfing the site, looking at status updates and tagged pictures of “friends”

(many of whom I rarely talk to on a regular basis) barely grabs my interest anymore. The art of Facebook “research” which I worked long and hard to craft is no longer a skill I am proud to have. We all have that Facebook friend that floods our news feed, updating their status every two seconds to reflect whatever they are now currently doing or thinking. Note to that obnoxious friend: Get a Twitter. That’s what they are for. Or better yet, the Facebook friend that has to comment on everyone’s status or picture, usually in intervals of 17 seconds. Please get off Facebook, stop worrying about what everyone else is doing, and do something productive in your own life, like deleting your Facebook account. And please stop checking into places.

If your friends want to know where you are in order to join in the fun, I promise, they’ll ask. Then again, I guess it lets me know where not to be. So thanks. As for the followers who find it necessary to post YouTube videos that have already been posted on 129 of my “friends’” walls, thanks, but I don’t live in a hole. I am well aware that they are climbing in our windows and snatching our people up. Don’t get me wrong. I still log on, sometimes multiple times a day. Though this is usually when I am trying to avoid schoolwork in some capacity, not for a genuine interest to see what is up on the book. Facebook definitely had its good run, but when your mom, uncle and friend’s

dog all have a Facebook account (each with about 43 friends), you know something is on its way out. I’m sure Facebook will retain its steady friend base of 500 million plus users. I on the other hand will be keeping my eyes peeled for the next big social networking site. Will it be Twitter? I do tweet on occasion, but for some reason it just doesn’t thrill me to read about what celebrities’ and politician’s assistants deem intriguing enough to fit into 140 characters. I guess I’m waiting for the next Harvard geek to get annoyed enough that they don’t have any friends and subsequently invent the next social networking site dedicated to creating millions of fabricated ones.

Ladies, don’t hold out for mythical Prince Charming By EMILY ALVARADO DAILY NORTHWESTERN (NORTHWESTERN U.)

Here’s the story: girl and boy meet. They realize they want each other. Conflict ensues. They realize they need each other. Highly emotional reconciliation. Happily ever after. I used to think I was above the Twilight fuss, but when the first one made it to Redbox, I figured it would be okay for me to see what the madness was all about without seeming like an obsessed pre-teen. I was surprised by what I found. The movie was awful. That wasn’t a surprise. Looking at the work independent of the books on which it Copyright © 2010 Texas Tech University Student Media/The Daily Toreador. All DT articles, photographs and artwork are the property of The DT and Student Media and may not be reproduced or published without permission. The Daily Toreador is a designated public forum. Student editors have the authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval. •Breaking News Phone: (806)742-3393, Fax: (806) 742-2434 E-mail: •Corrections Call: (806) 742-3393 Policy: The Daily Toreador strives for accuracy and fairness in the reporting of news. If a report is wrong or misleading, a request for a correction or a clarification may be made.

is based, I found the characters lacking personality and emotional depth. The relationship between Bella and Edward was awkward – not at all the kind of romance real people should fantasize about for themselves. But in some way, it didn’t matter. It struck me that even though the relationship was decidedly ridiculous and shallow, I still wanted what Bella had. It gets us every time. It doesn’t matter if you’re a scholarly college girl or the 14 year old that wants to marry Justin Bieber. We’re all suckers for a good love story. In fact, sometimes we’re even suckers for bad love stories. I wondered what the reason could be for buying into a story like Twilight, but then even as a little kid, a Disney princess cartoon could have me dream•Publishing information Periodical Postage paid by The Daily Toreador, Student Media building, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 79409. Publication number: 766480. The DT is a student newspaper published Monday through Friday, September through May; Tuesdays and Fridays June through August, except during university examination and vacation periods. The DT is funded primarily through advertising revenues generated by the student sales staff with free campus distribution resulting from student service fees. •Subscriptions Call: (806)742-3388 Subscription Rates: $150 annually; single issues: $1. Postmaster: send address changes to The Daily Toreador, Box 43081 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409.

ing about the day I would meet Prince Charming. Most of us have likely developed the notion that finding a prince (or a soul mate or what have you) is the one thing we need to have everything. I mean this in two ways. The first is that, in a practical sense, romantic aspirations are the least achievable. You can study hard for a grade or a degree. You can build up a resume to get a good job. You can make yourself work out and eat right to be in shape. But what can you do to ensure that you meet that one person? Finding that guy will allow us to have everything because we can take care of the rest on our own. The second is that romantic movies cause us to have unrealistic expectations. If you look at most of our childhood love •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 e-mailed to or brought to 211 Student Media. 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

stories, the prince primarily functions as a rescuer. What we want is for someone to save us, to go to great lengths to have us; or someone to know what is wrong without asking questions and to be the thing that makes us happy regardless of the circumstances. This is asking a lot. There are days when even lifelong friends have trouble understanding us. We can’t ask a guy to be God, and we shouldn’t hold out for one that is. Girls often complain about the lack of dateable guys around, but I think we should be as pragmatic in our romantic aspirations as we are with other aspirations. The men in classic love-stories aren’t real, so we shouldn’t expect guys to be like them any more than guys should expect us to have Cinderella-sized waists. 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.

Review: ‘Red’ is leaden caper for Bruce Willis (AP)—Critics often gripe about the blink-and-you’ve-missed-it frenzy of action sequences in today’s Hollywood thrillers. The spy caper “Red” admirably rejects the trend, slowing things down to a digestible pace appropriate for vintage-bordering-on-geriatric heroes Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Yet despite the impressive cast, which includes Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dreyfuss and Ernest Borgnine, this latest adaptation of a hip graphic novel fails to fill in the spaces between the action with anything terribly interesting. Director Robert Schwentke (“Flightplan,” ‘’The Time Traveler’s Wife”) aims for a mix of action and comedy but never quite delivers on either. The action is OK, though nothing you haven’t seen done better a hundred times before. Some of the gunplay becomes interminable, the filmmakers turning buildings and vehicles into Swiss cheese as characters fire off endless rounds of ammo. The laughs are slight and sporadic, sibling screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber unable to generate enough clever interplay among the story’s band of ex-CIA operatives targeted for elimination. It’s a huge missed opportunity, given Willis’ cool-under-fire comic charms and the brilliant co-stars off whom he could have been bouncing better wisecracks. Willis’ Frank Moses is a former black-ops maestro put out to pasture, living quietly in retirement when a hit squad shows up at his suburban house to snuff him out. Escaping his assailants, Frank reasons whoever’s behind the plot will go after the people he cares about, so he rushes off to protect Sarah (Parker), a federal pension-benefits worker he’s been awkwardly courting by phone. With her gift for playing wily and ditzy at the same time, Parker is the best thing about “Red” as her wide-eyed, innocent Sarah — longing to escape her office cubicle and have some adventures — becomes Frank’s gung-ho confederate on a zigzagging trek around the country.

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Photographer documents student parties BY ALEXANDRA PEDRINI STAFF WRITER

Michael Gordon, more commonly known as Party Time Mike, said he regularly attends three to four Texas Tech Greek events a week. After working as a minister for 10 years, Gordon said he realized that wasn’t the job for him. Going into the construction business next and realizing there was no market in Lubbock area, he went back to school not to get a degree, but to see what other options he had. In 1989, Gordon enrolled in a basic photography class and immediately loved it. After hearing about the company Party Time Photos from his fellow classmates, Gordon said, he thought this might be a fun job for him. Since the company’s owner, Bruce Smith, wanted to spend less time at fraternity and sorority parties and more time with his wife to begin a family, Gordon’s schedule and flexibility seemed to be a perfect fit for the job. While a minister, Gordon said, he really enjoyed working with college students, which is why he has fun taking their pictures at parties. The most important part of finding a job outside of necessity is finding something you enjoy doing, he said. “I enjoy being around people all the time,” Gordon said. “That’s

what I enjoyed about being a min- visible. ister.” Because of his age, Gordon said Now serving as manager for Party he’s able to be friendlier with students Time Photos, Gordon works with new as opposed to some of the younger photographers to make sure they like employees because no one is worried their jobs as much as he does. that he is making a move on any of Photographers must enjoy them- the students. This makes Gordon one selves and interact with partygoers as of the most favored photographers in one of the requirements for the job, the company. Gordon said. This enables photog“He’s more well-known and more raphers to get sociable than better pictures the rest of the of those in atphotographers,” tendance. said Kenneth “If the Walker, a juphotographers nior exercise aren’t having and sport scifun, the cusence major from tomers won’t Lewisville. either,” Smith As an honsaid. “We want orary Pi Kappa it to be a posiAlpha, Gordon tive experisaid he loves the BRUCE SMITH ence.” Greek commuOWNER Gordon said nity at Tech. PARTY TIME PHOTOS a positive expe“I think the rience includes Greek system is taking care of a great step to their customers as well as making sure your future,” Gordon said. “I don’t unall inappropriate pictures are left off derstand all this negativity about it.” the company website. Occasionally, Party Time Photos shoots more a photo may be taken of a group that than sorority and fraternity parties. could put a student in danger of going As an event photography business, to their fraternity or sorority standards the company works largely with the board or even getting in trouble with Tech community. law enforcement. After having photos “Mike is so enthusiastic and loves subpoenaed, Party Time Photos has to hang around with all of us,” said a strict no-alcohol policy, meaning Jennifer Glasscock, a junior political they don’t take pictures with alcohol science major from Lewisville. “He is

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Red Raider volleyball to host CU following break

Tech soccer focused on Kansas after OT draw at Texas, 4-0 loss at A&M By TOMMY MAGELSSEN STAFF WRITER

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THE NEW VIDEOBOARD at Jones AT&T Stadium was being tested Tuesday. The screen is set to be ready for Tech’s game against OSU Saturday.

Egypt court jails 11 for stolen Van Goghs CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted 11 officials from the Culture Ministry, including the deputy minister, of gross negligence and incompetence in the theft of a Vincent Van Gogh painting that embarrassed the government. The defendants received sentences of three years in prison and will have to post a bond of $1,800 to stay out of prison until the appeal. The “Poppy Flower,” valued at

$50 million was stolen in broad daylight from Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil Museum. Subsequent investigations revealed that no alarms and only seven of 43 security cameras were working. In addition to the poor security, thieves took advantage of the moment when museum guards were praying, to slice the canvas out of its frame with box cutters.a In the course of the trial, Deputy Minister Mohsen Shalaan, and

a number of museum officials said they had asked the culture minister for nearly $7 million to upgrade security systems, including at the Mahmoud Khalil Museum, but that only $88,000 was approved. The Mahmoud Khalil Museum’s director, Reem Bahir, said Hosni knew about the dysfunctional cameras and alarm system but said there was no budget for upgrading them. Culture Minister Farouk Hosni,

himself, also testified during the trial and dismissed his subordinates accusations. He told prosecutors he had delegated full responsibility for the museum to Shalaan and had presented documents that showed a presidential decree approving just over $10 million to renovate it. Authorities have not made public any information about progress in the search for the painting or the thieves.

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The former Tech 4-H club president, military officer and executive director of the Ranching Heritage Association (RHA) said he has done so much dealing with all things western that it is not a surprise to him that he was inducted into the hall of fame. Davis began working with 4-H, a national youth development organization, when he was 9 years old and competed in almost every division offered, he said. Because he was so active, he frequently won awards. For three years, Davis won all-expense-paid trips to the National 4-H Congress in Chicago, at the last of which he was recognized as the Top 4-H Boy in the national organization. When he won this award, he had only spent eight years working in 4-H compared to the average of 10 years most of his competitors had under their belts. Instead of doing 4-H work for 18 months, he spent that time in the military. “They played that up, that I was an ex-service man and still eligible by age to be in 4-H club, and I suspect that helped me win,” Davis said. This third trip was different because instead of sitting in the masses of people in the hall, he and the top girl sat at the front table. But due to a 24-hour illness, Davis wasn’t able to accept his award at the banquet as planned.


4-H HALL OF Fame inductee Alvin Davis shows off his American Junior Rodeo Association founder belt buckle.

Two years later, when Davis was in Chicago for a livestock show, the congress gave him a seat at the table since he missed the banquet the year he won. Davis set the national record for having won three trips to the congress, which is partly why he thinks he is being inducted into the hall of fame. These trips were used as awards and were something that had to be earned. Because of his love for all things western, Davis is also a cowboy poet. For years, he would travel around the country performing his poetry. This passion and his admiration for Will Rogers helped him come up with the idea to bring a cowboy symposium to Lubbock after seeing similar events in other cities that had little or no room

to grow. Each year, the symposium brings in artists, cowboy poets, merchants, performers and lecturers dealing with all things western. Although the symposium is separate from the National Ranching Heritage Center and has its own non-profit organization that supports, runs and hosts the event each year, Jim Pfluger, executive director of the center, said it was a cooperative effort with Davis and RHA to create this endowment. RHA parallels the center but is not a direct part of the university. Because his love for all things western is such a large part of his life, Davis said he would be given books as gifts. He was given so many that he chose to

donate all of them to the center’s library. The 11,060 books have made a significant improvement to the library, said Robert Tidwell, curator of historic collections. This massive number of books has really helped the library start off since there were only a few boxes of books before. Making the several trips between the center and Davis’s home was worth it, Tidwell said. Even though it took quite a bit of time to transport the books, this has helped encourage other donors to give to the library. “People who are regular donors were able to see the number of books in the library rather than just boxes before,” he said. ➤➤

“Since I was very young, I’ve been extremely interested in transportation,” the mechanical engineering major from Lubbock said. “(Driving a bus) is apparently something a lot of people want to do, but they either don’t know how to find one or don’t have one – I have one, and so I drive it.” Mamlok said he bought the bus for only $3,000 from a used car lot and pays less for insurance on the bus than he does for his 2008 Volvo. “It is a safe vehicle; school buses are proven to be safe, especially since it’s a ’91 and has never had an accident,” Mamlok said. The insurance covers all of his passengers, Mamlok said, and is one of the perks of owning the bus as a company. TMB Transport is officially Mamlok’s sole proprietorship. He registered the business so he would legally own the name and be able to get the special insurance. “I give free rides to students, student organizations,” Mamlok said, “Call me if you have a small group, especially for volunteer work.” The bus can carry 19 elementary school students, or 10 to 12 college students, and Mamlok said he’s willing to give rides to almost anywhere in Lubbock County at any time, whether it be for a trip to the airport or a midnight Wal-Mart run. Mamlok and the bus are also the transportation for his intramural football team, The Gordon Goblins. Mamlok’s roommate, Ryan Decourcy, a freshman biochemistry major from Houston, said he was surprised and impressed to find out he lived with the owner of the bus. “I was like, ‘What?!’ You have a bus?” Decourcy said. “Then my first thought was, ‘I bet the fuel mileage sucks.’” The bus takes gets about 12 miles

to the gallon on regular diesel, and the engine can only get to about 55 mph. Mamlok said, though it’s 9 feet tall, it can fit into any parking spot and under the awning at Sonic. As for actually going places, Decourcy said it was a unique experience. “It’s like being in grade school again, except you can sit wherever you want,” he said. Mamlok’s mother has noticed the reactions of others as well. She said she has seen both ends of the spectrum, people who were excited to see it, and people who seemed in disbelief, though no matter which way they reacted, people definitely noticed. “It’s fun; when he opens the windows and turns the Tech fight song up, heads turn,” said Vivian Mamlok, an associate professor of pathology at the Health Sciences Center. Michael Mamlok said he has added a destination sign, which currently reads “Wreck ‘Em Tech,” and he hopes to add the company name to the sides as soon as he can. He’s also updated the sound system completely and is looking into other things he can do for the bus. He said he’s also taking pilot lessons, which he had in mind when he chose the name TMB Transport, that eventually it might not just be a bus. Though he’s interested in a plane later, he’s very happy with his bus. “I can do no better than to quote the state trooper who pulled me over for a burnt out tail light: ‘You drive a bus?’” Mamlok said as he pulled a sheet of notebook paper out from under his windshield wiper. The note read simply, ‘Awesome.’ “He said, ‘If I had a choice between a police cruiser and a bus, I’d drive a bus too.’” Michael Mamlok and TMB Transport can be found on Twitter at TMBTrans or by calling 806-4100BUS. ➤➤

Harlem to get its first major hotel since 1967 NEW YORK (AP) — When a trendy Starwood boutique hotel called Aloft opens in Harlem later this month, it will be the neighborhood’s first major hotel since the famed Theresa closed in 1967. Harlem is already a must-see for many visitors to New York, but the tourism industry believes the opening of this hotel will help make the area even more of a destination by encouraging people

to stay overnight or longer. “Instead of just going up to visit Harlem, you can stay in Harlem,” said George Fertitta, head of NYC & Company, the city’s tourism and marketing agency. The Aloft is one of about 100 new hotels to open in the city since 2007. A number of other hotel projects planned for Harlem were abandoned or delayed by the recession. Fertitta acknowledged that the opening of Harlem’s first hotel in over 40 years has been a long time coming. “The interest in Harlem from tourists on a global basis is extraordinary. It’s one of the top spots in New York City that people want to see.” Big Apple Greeter, which offers free tours led by volunteer New Yorkers, gets more requests for Harlem than any other neighborhood except Greenwich Village. And double-decker tour buses pull up all day long on 125th Street outside the Apollo Theater, which attracts 2.5 million visitors a year for inhouse tours and its famous Wednesday Amateur Night. Apollo CEO Jonelle Procope said the Aloft “will be a nice addition to the neighborhood, and will only increase Harlem’s appeal to tourists.” Standing outside the Apollo, you can still see the sign for the old Hotel Theresa, located in a landmarked building that now houses offices. The Theresa was a haven for prominent African-Americans in an era when they weren’t welcome at hotels elsewhere. “Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald — all these people would come to the Theresa when there wasn’t an option to go downtown,” said William Gibbons, who teaches a course on the history of Harlem at City College, which is Harlem’s branch of the City University of New York.

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TEXAS TECH FRESHMAN Aubrey Piper spikes the ball during a match in the United Spirit Arena. Tech hosts Colorado at 6:30 p.m. today.


With changes on the horizon for the Big 12 Conference in the next couple of years, t o n i g h t ’s v o l l e y b a l l m a t c h between Texas Tech and Colorado could mark the last time the Buffaloes enter the United Spirit Arena as members of the conference. Tech volleyball coach Trish Knight said, with the changes inevitable, there should be no reason her team doesn’t come out on top tonight. “Well, you know I think it would be nice if we can go out with a win on them since they beat us both times last year,” Knight said. “I just think it’s one of those things where it’s an opportunity that you want to take advantage of, and always at home you want to do your best anyways. So we need to defend our home court.” The Red Raiders (3-13, 1-6 in Big 12 play) enjoyed a weeklong break coming into this match, but the Buffaloes (5-9, 2-6) had to deal with Baylor Saturday in Boulder, Colo., falling to the Bears in three sets. Today’s meeting between the Red Raiders and the Buffaloes commences at 6:30 p.m. The Buffaloes have not experienced success away from the Coors Events Conference Center this season, posting a 0-5 record, which may present Tech with the perfect opportunity to notch its second consecutive home victory. The Red Raiders have not won multiple home matches since the 2006 season. Tech and Colorado both victimized Kansas in five-sets to claim their last victories. Colorado’s win against the Jayhawks took place Sept. 26, but since then the Buffaloes have gone 0-4. The Red Raiders have only played one match since their win against Kansas — a three-set loss to No. 13 Iowa State Oct. 6 in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State, among Big 12 schools, is the third-highest ranked team in the national polls behind No. 3 Nebraska and No. 11 Texas. So even after losing to the Cyclones last week, Dowdy said this team is ready to get back at it and get another victory under its belt. “We’re all really excited about it because it’s a really good chance for us to bounce back up and to get another win,” she said. “So we’re really looking forward to competing with

them. They’re going to be really tough competition, but it’ll be a lot of fun.” Colorado, despite coming into Lubbock on a bit of a slump, is a team that still provides some firepower on the court. Some players to watch for the Buffaloes include sophomore outside hitter Kerra Schroeder and junior setter Alyssa Valentine. Schroeder has been productive on both sides of the net this season, having logged 193 kills and 110 digs thus far, while Valentine has been effective in the setter position, supplying 458 assists for her teammates this season. Tech freshman middle blocker and outside hitter Aubree Piper has enjoyed a solid freshman campaign to this point for the Red Raiders. She has posted 84 kills so far, which ranks second on the team behind Dowdy’s 207 kills. Having a break like Tech did could raise some concern in terms of disrupting any momentum the players have had, but Piper believes the time off was simply beneficial for the players in terms of getting time to reenergize. “It’s always nice to have a little break,” she said. “I mean, it’s not too long, so we’re not, like, extremely rusty, but it’s just nice to get some rest. I think we’re all just going to come back, like, with 10 times the energy that we had before.” ➤➤

Texas Tech coach Tom Stone called Sunday’s 4-0 loss to Texas A&M the worst performance of the season for the Red Raiders, but his team’s first practice after the loss showed him they are out to prove they can bounce back. “They were all in, they were all feisty,” Stone said of his team after Tuesday morning’s practice. “They were all aggressive, a little bit ornery. I think a little residued from being frustrated (by A&M). That shows that they’re not going to take this lightly.” The Red Raiders (9-5-1, 2-3-1 in Big 12 Conference play) earned one point this weekend in games against Texas and Texas A&M. Tech drew the Longhorns Friday evening in Austin, 0-0. FILE PHOTO/The Daily Toreador For the second consecutive year, Tech and Texas played into over- TEXAS TECH DEFENDER Morgan Johnson jockeys for ball control during the Red Raiders’ 1-0 win against time, ending the game level. The Colorado at the John Walker Soccer Complex. Tech tied with UT Friday in Austin and lost at A&M Sunday. Red Raiders had a chance in over- because we tied them last year, and I have looked Friday against Texas on we spent so much energy and so much time to net the golden goal when definitely felt like this year we could the road, the Aggies posed a much legs on Friday night,” Stone said. “But Tech midfielder Tiffini Smith beat have beat them, but it was good for us tougher test for Tech. A&M was the unfortunately we did not have enough Texas goalto at least get a third top-10 team Tech faced on the left in the tank on Sunday, and we were keeper Altie and get some road this season. our own worst enemy.” exa Gaul for points out of the However, Mihelich and Lytle both Tech was without right wingback the apparent weekend.” said the Red Raiders came out flat and Whitney Sharpe for Sunday’s game game winWhile Lytle were not mentally prepared enough for after she injured her foot in the 57th ner, but a is somewhat dis- the Aggies. minute of Tech’s draw of Texas. Stone UT defender couraged by the A&M outshot Tech 25-11, and said she is listed as day-to-day and cleared the tie, Tech forward notched goals in the 17th, 27th, 72nd could be ready for the Red Raiders’ ball as it hovLeanne Mihe- and 79th minutes. The loss marked next game. ered on the lich said she was the second consecutive Sunday game Tech returns home to host Kansas goal line. pleased with the where the Red Raiders allowed at least (5-9, 1-5) at 7 p.m. Friday at the John Te c h result despite four goals. Walker Soccer Complex. RELEASE 9, 2010 co-captain the inability to “There’s not much to sayFOR other than OCTOBER ➤➤ FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 13, 2010 Taylor Lytle notch three Big Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Los AngelesEdited Times Daily Crossword Puzzle by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis said earning 12 points. Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis a draw is not “I think FriACROSS ACROSS 1 Avid ones keep something day we played Lists 1 Mr. orLife Mrs. 8 Weapons 5 Furtive message the team really well,” Mirestriction 11 New Deal prog.of a sort hopes for helich said. “It’s 14 Toon predator 15 Circling __ E. Coyote each weekalways a huge 16 Coin’s “heads” 15 First team to 17pro Take a plane? end, but it challenge when18on Formed before play artificial turf delivery, as is certainly ever we play UT 16 Used concrete to be 19 Mom and better than because they’re 17 Challenges for pop financing gp. an interviewee a loss. our biggest ri20 Roger who 20 Serious religious coached eight “It’s not vals. I think we TOM STONE dissents NHL teams 22 Taste 21 Elite Eight org. a good feelactually domi- 22 Trinidad’s HEAD COACH 23 Collaborator partner with Count and a ing,” she said nated because 24 Digitalagreeting TECH SOCCER Duke Not even close “We’re hap25 Dance genre we weren’t at 25 30 __ 26 thePeak finish in Thessaly py because, home, we were 31 Seventh of to eight, 27 It lost “Moon now River” for a Best obviously, we didn’t lose points, we in their territory, and a tie is an awe- 32 Japanese Songdrama Oscar View from didn’t lose a game. We wanted to some thing to get out of that.” 33 Bar32shot 34 “May IJackson help Hole Naddor By James Sajdak 10/13/10 10/9/10 get three especially against Texas 33 Safe portfolio By Dan As good as the Red Raiders may you?”

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MIKE MAMLOCK, A freshman mechanical engineering major from Lubbock, poses in his school bus Wednesday in the Gordon Hall parking lot.

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20 in 2008. Oklahoma State defeated the Red Raiders 24-17 last season in Stillwater, Okla. A lot has changed since last season for the Cowboys, however. Most notably, three-year starting quarterback Zac Robinson graduated, and the Cowboys replaced him with junior quarterback Brandon Weeden who will turn 27 years old Thursday. A former minor league baseball player in the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers franchises, Weeden averages 322 passing yards per game and has 18 touchdown passes and six interceptions on 190 passing attempts. Weeden said he’s getting better every week as a starting quarterback. “I’m getting more and more comfortable every week,” he said. “After watching film, I wasn’t accurate with some of my throws, but as far as the way I operated and little stuff like that with the offense, I felt really good with it. It’s probably the best I’ve operated all year long. I’m getting more and more comfortable every week, and it shows.” Tech quarterback Taylor Potts is better from most statistical standpoints, averaging 329 yards per game and has just four interceptions on 243 passing attempts. He also is just one shy of Weeden’s touchdown total with 17

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 But Tech faces a challenge to get back to 2-2 as the Red Raiders face No. 20 Oklahoma State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Jones AT&T Stadium. The Oklahoma State offense, coordinated by former Tech offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen, is ranked as one of the top offenses in the nation – averaging 526 yards per game. “It is what gives you nightmares,” Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville said during Monday’s media conference. “That is what we are working towards. When you get a passing game like we have and like Oklahoma State has, and you get the running game going, it is a double whammy. It gives nightmares to your linebackers. Do you pass coverage or try to stop the run? It is tough, and you have to be balanced, and hopefully people are starting to look at us like that. Throwing for 400 to 450 yards and running for 100 to 150 yards, it is tough. It is tough to stop and defend.” Since 2002, the home team in the Tech-Oklahoma State game has come away with the victory. The Red Raiders are 4-0 in Lubbock since 2002 including a thrashing of Oklahoma State the last time the Cowboys visited Lubbock, 56-

throws for scores. Oklahoma State (5-0, 1-0) struggled to put away Louisiana-LaFayette, a Sun Belt Conference team, in its last game. The Cowboys trailed at halftime 21-17 before a big 24-point third quarter. Oklahoma State has a history of struggling with Sun Belt teams. In 2007 – a year Oklahoma State beat Tech – the Cowboys lost to Troy 41-23. Now-Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown was a receiver coach on the Troy coaching staff that year, and Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is wary of Brown and a Tech offense that put up 635 total yards against Baylor. “Their offensive coordinator came from Troy, and you guys have seen Troy,” Gundy told Oklahoma State football media members during his

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The UIL Lubbock Chapter of Basketball Officials (LBOC) are offering referee training for the upcoming UIL/TAPPS school basketball season that starts in November. Training is free. The three training sessions are consecutive Sunday nights (October 10, 17, & 24). Training is at the Trinity High School Lion’s Den - 69th & University from 7 PM to 9 PM. Due to Fall Break, a make-up for the October 10th session will be at Evans Junior High School (4211 58th Street) small gymnasium from 7 PM to 9 PM on Wednesday, October 13th. Pay for Junior High and Junior Varsity games is $30.00 per game. More information, visit Click the link at the bottom “So you want to officiate basketball”. For your questions that are not answered there, call Gary at (806) 789-6491.

it has pushed for better treatment of concussions. In addition to the athlete volunteers, the families of 40 deceased players have donated brain and spinal column tissue of their loved ones to the center. The material has been studied to see if repetitive head injuries possibly led to a degenerative disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Chris Nowinski, the co-founder of the Sports Legacy Institute, leads the charge to round up donors. A former football player at Harvard, Nowinski got involved after his career with World Wrestling Entertainment was cut short because of repeated concussions that were so bad he couldn’t even remember the script for the bout. “I think we all know that this is a significant problem that has been ignored,” Nowinski said. “These athletes are like, ‘I don’t need my brain when I go, especially if something good can come of it.’” Still, it’s not always an easy sell. “Even good friends of mine who are former athletes are completely uncomfortable with the idea of donating your brain,” Nowinski said. “But we need a registry to accelerate our search for treatment.” So far, the athlete registry consists primarily of pro wrestlers, hockey and football players, including former NHL standout Keith Primeau and current Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Matt Birk, according to a partial list provided to the AP.

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media conference Monday. “They run the same offense and run the ball effectively. Their quarterback is throwing the ball really well, and they have two backs that run well and are physical. They had a good carry-over recruiting-wise from when Coach (Mike) Leach was there. There are a lot of similarities, like the speed of the offense.” Likewise, Tuberville knows the key to a Tech victory is for the Red Raider defense to improve. “Our defense has to improve,” Tuberville said. “If we are going to give ourselves a chance to win the game, we are going to have to play better defensively. Offensively, we are in a rhythm, but we have to continue to go out and do that.”

(AP) — Since his college days, New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman has had seven diagnosed concussions. Given all the headers and hits over his career, he’s wondering if that number might be drastically higher. Twellman still deals with the effects of a concussion he sustained during a collision with a goalkeeper two years ago, one that possibly cost him a shot at making the U.S. World Cup team and cut short his 2010 season after going on injured reserve in late June. Now he’s volunteered to join a Boston University medical school program in which researchers are trying to better understand the long-term effects of repeated concussions. He’s one of 300 athletes in just the last two years who have agreed to undergo a battery of annual tests and donate their brain after death. “It’s not hard (to donate) in that you want to help people down the road,” Twellman told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “But it is hard since they want your brain because it’s been damaged.” The athlete registry is the work of the university’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, a collaborative venture between BU Medical School and the Sports Legacy Institute that’s addressing what it calls the “concussion crisis” in sports. The group has been at the forefront of research into head trauma in sports and received a $1 million gift from the NFL, which

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1/1 EFFICIENCY. $550/month. 2408-32ndB. Completely remodeled with new cabinets and granite countertops. Exclusively private. 806-241-8760.

3/2/2, 46TH/SLIDE

Remodeled. Big yard. Great for students who want to live in the center of town! $1200. 806-939-9704. NEAR TECH. Efficiency apartment. Private yard. $295/month, plus electric. 2204 29th St. 806-5351905. STUDENTS, YOUR choice of the following properties: 2604B-C, 2606, or 2608B 21st St. 5414-6th. Great location. 797-2212.


Now pre leasing for next semester. Minutes away from Texas Tech. We have 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms available. Come by 5702-50th or call us, 806-7978871. VERY NICE convenient 2/2/2, southwest Lubbock. 5303 73rd. W/D connections. Fireplace, walk-in closets. Small backyard. $750/month, no bills paid. Call for appointment 799-3600.


BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 3/2/2. 4615-45th St. $4000 below tax appraisal. New flooring throughout. Only $89,900. 799-6196.


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


Officially licensed rings. Men’s from $645. Women’s from $395. Varsity Jewelers. 1311 University.

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Highest cash paid for jewerly, coins, watches, etc. 2423-34th. Open M-F 9am-6pm. 806-747-4653.


Broadway Beverage. Just 5 minutes East of campus on Broadway, just past Mackenzie Park. All your beer and liquor needs. Don’t forget student discount. 1713 E. Broadway. 744-4542.


Call Broadway Beverage for free delivery. 5 minutes East of campus on Broadway, just past Mackenzie Park. 1713 E Broadway. 806-744-4542.

ROOMMATES LOOKING FOR female roommate. Sublease (January 2011) at Cottages. 4 bedroom, $565 per month. Willing to negotiate rent. $40 utility cap. Call anytime, 817-673-8389 for more info or questions. TWO ROOMMATES needed for a 3/2/2 house off 4th and Frankford. $300/monthly plus 1/3 utilities. Fully furnished living areas and kitchen. Call 806317-2859 or email for more information.


Rates $10 and up. Free truck. 24/7 Rental station. Clean. 5839-49th. 792-6464. EXPERIENCED EDITOR AND PROOFREADER Term papers, theses, dissertations. Hourly or job rates. Email



Free chicken fried steak included. Only $26.95. Cell 781-2931. More Information


HUB CITY AVIATION offers personalized flight training at all levels, including beginners. Aircraft rentals also available. Visit or call 806-687-1070.

LINDSEY’S MEDICAL DAY SPA Come experience amazing facials, massages, mani/pedis, and laser hair removal. 806-687-5757. 98th and Quaker.


Brazillian, $45. Bikini, $20. Lip & brow, $15. Camille, 797-9777 x245, @ Lindsey’s 3307 83rd.



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