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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — As they try to understand what prompted a 12-year-old boy to open fire outside his school, district officials were examining an anti-bullying video that includes a dramatization of a child taking a gun on a school bus to scare aggressors and says it’s the wrong way to respond. The video was being studied as students and faculty members prepared to return to Sparks Middle School, where a boy fatally shot a teacher, wounded two classmates and killed himself on Monday. The shooter was identified on Thursday as Jose Reyes by Sparks city spokesman Adam R. Mayberry. Washoe County School District spokeswoman Victoria Campbell said school officials were examining the video but cannot comment because it’s part of the broader investigation into the shooting just outside the school building about 5 miles northeast of downtown Reno.
West Texas attorney denies money was drug-related EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee on trial on charges he conspired to launder hundreds of millions of dollars in drug money testified Thursday that he never knew the funds he handled were from illegal activity. Marco Antonio Delgado also told jurors during the fourth day of his trial that federal agents have lied and misrepresented facts or oversimplified matters in his case. Delgado took the witness stand after prosecutors rested their case earlier Thursday. He’s accused of devising a scheme to launder up to $600 million for the now disbanded Milenio cartel from 2007 to 2008. Federal agents have previously testified that after Delgado was arrested in 2007 with $1 million, he confessed and agreed to cooperate.
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Student Government senator impeached By CHELSEA GRUNDEN Staff Writer
Student Government Association Sen. Matt Pippen, president pro-tempore, was impeached from his position during Thursday night’s Senate meeting. Senate Resolution 49.26 required a
Council consider texting, driving solutions During the City Council meeting Thursday, City Council members brought to the table two issues dealing with texting and driving in Lubbock. Though both issues were discussed as one, City Council briefly discussed a campaign to raise public awareness of distracted driving, as well as a potential action on texting and driving within city limits. About 40 other states have laws banning texting and driving, according to Lubbock Chief of Police Roger Ellis. Texas had tried during the last two sessions to pass a texting and driving law, however, efforts have been unsuccessful. COUNCIL continued on Page 2 ➤➤
Illegal downloads of electronic textbooks By LYNSEY MEHARG Staff Writer
With the popularity of technology in the classroom increasing, many students have turned to using electronic textbooks as opposed to printed editions. Students cite cost as a popular reason for choosing e-books, but even with the option of renting e-books, some students still feel the price is too high. Students who download illegal texts should be aware that downloading illegal media is against the law. According to the U.S. Copyright office, copyright infringement is a crime only when it is done “willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain.” According to the No Electronic Theft Act of the U.S. Copyright office, penalties for copyright infringement are determined by the extent of the crime. E-BOOKS continued on Page 2 ➤➤
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two-thirds majority to pass and passed with 67 percent. “Matt qualified for impeachment and the vote process came down to one single vote,” SGA Attorney General John Vance, a junior political science major from McKinney, said. According to the resolution, Pippen
failed to meet the qualifications for Student Senator as listed in Rule VII, Sections 9 and 10 and Article II, Section 3 of SGA’s Constitution. During the period in which Pippen was not in qualification of the rules, he did not resign his seat, according to the resolution.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been more embarrassed of Senate than I have been right now,” Pippen said. “I feel like we’ve had a fundamental breakdown of respect for our rules, for our due process within our constitution and our Student Bill of Rights.” SGA continued on Page 2 ➤➤
Breast cancer awareness on campus By CARSON WILSON Staff Writer
With pink overflowing the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness month brings the disease’s development and symptoms to the forefront of women’s minds. Dr. Candy Arentz, a breast surgical oncologist, runs the breast center at University Medical Center, which provides care throughout the patient’s illness. She said there are six different types of breast cancer, which can be treated differently. Genetics cause 3 to 5 percent of breast cancer cases, Arentz said, and 1 to 15 percent of cases are strongly family related, but the genes to identify them haven’t been identified yet. The gene, which can cause the disease, is a predisposition to developing cancer. If a patient has the gene, there is a 40 percent likelihood the patient will develop breast cancer. In 2013, 39,620 female deaths were caused by breast cancer in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society’s website. In women who are 40 or younger, 1,020 deaths were caused by breast cancer. There were 4,780 deaths of women 50 or younger. In women between the ages of 50 and 64, there were 11,970 deaths, and in women above the age of 65, breast cancer caused 22,870 deaths, according to the website. In Texas, between 2006 and 2010, 124.6 per 100,000 white women had a bout with cancer and 22 per 100,000 died from breast cancer. In African American women, 33.5 per 100,000 women died from breast cancer and 117.2 per 100,000 women experienced it. In Hispanic women, 16.7 per 100,000 died and 89.4 per 100,000 had an incidence, according to the website. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that begins in the cells of a breast, according to the website. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can invade surrounding tissues or spread to other areas of the body. The disease predominantly is found in women, but men can
be diagnosed with breast cancer as well. She said she sees a variety of patients with any sort of breast complaint, including Texas Tech students, who go through Estimated Breast the medical center. Female Cancer She works with benign diseases as well as breast cancer, and if it’s cancer, walks the patients through their sur- Deaths gery options, such as reconstruction 1,020 and chemotherapy and radiation. Ashley Hamm, executive director of the Susan G. Komen Lubbock chapter, said the center tries to inform 50-64 women who have been diagnosed with All Ages breast cancer. 65+ The center provides women with questions to ask the doctor, different breast health resources and other materials. “We have a program where we visit newly diagnosed ladies with materials as Breast needed,” Hamm said. “We try and learn of any Cancer newly diagnosed cases in Lubbock just as soon as we can so that we can be a resource to them.” Incidence & The Lubbock chapter raises funds that Mortality are granted to the chapter’s 16 county service Rates areas for other nonprofit agencies, which by Ethnicity focus on breast cancer education,screening or treatment. White “We do not provide direct services,” she 124.6 22 said, “but we do offer some survivor Incidence Mortality groups.
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Texas Tech students raise awareness for National Food Day By TYLER DORNER Staff Writer
Texas Tech Block and Bridle members gave away brochures and free samples of smoked sausage as part of National Food Day from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Market Street on the corner of 50th Street and Indiana Avenue. Members of the organization gathered to inform people about where their food comes from, said Emily Jackson, a senior animal science major from Waco. “We are just a bunch of farmers and ranchers that want to tell our story about where your food comes from,” she said. They were there to answer questions about where the food comes from, but also where and how the food is raised, Jackson said. Plans for the group to participate in National Food Day started about a month ago when a Facebook post got the group thinking, said Taylor Shackelford, a sophomore animal science major from Prosper. “It was all due to a spark of interest by a Facebook post,” he said. “The organization
PETA posted some false information about the agriculture industry, and it really just got our minds thinking about how we could do our part to better educate people.” After that, the group contacted Market Street because with all the free samples the store gives out the group was more than willing to work with them, Shackelford said. Valerie Manning, a senior animal science production major from Mabank and president of Block and Bridle, said the main purpose of the day was to be “ag-vocates” and to get rid of the misconceptions about meat. “There are a lot of people who are misinformed about meat and where their meat comes from,” she said. Natural protein is what people need to survive, and the right amounts of beef and pork is really healthy, she said. Market Street provided the meat that was handed out as free samples, and the Texas Beef Council and the Texas Pork Producers provided all the brochures for the event, Jackson said. FOOD DAY continued on Page 3 ➤➤
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VALERIE MANNING, A senior animal sciences major from Mabank, and Chanie Barker, a sophomore animal sciences major from Coleman, prepare sausage samples Thursday at Market Street for National Food Day.
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Women’s Health, the YWCA and the American Cancer Society. “We are just very thankful for CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the support of our local community,” The other 75 percent stays lo- Hamm said. “We are 100 percent cal to help fund grant programs, for funded by local donations, and we example, groups such as Covenant couldn’t do the work we do without Health System, University Medical the generosity of this community.” Center, Laura W. Bush Institute for ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
mation on beef and pork, but also had different recipes and healthier ways for people to CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 eat meat. The group had two people Manning said she hopes they up front handing out brochures achieved their main goal of letand a table in the back that had ting people know meat is good all the freshly cooked smoked for them and that they can’t live sausages and more brochures. without agriculture. The brochures had infor- ➤➤email@example.com
a matter of rules and conscience should not be involved. Sen. Hayden Hatch, in his discussion CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 in front of the Senate, asked the It was within the jurisdiction voters to tame their emotions and of the Committee on Rules and discuss the resolution logically. Administration to host a hearing After both sides were argued, to determine whether Pippen’s the senators voted, resulting in a actions constituted malfeasance, close decision. neglect of duty or misconduct. The Senate later asked for The committee determined such Pippen to be removed from his a hearing was necessary and it was position at the table with SGA hosted on Oct. 7, according to the Senate officials. He then left the resolution. room and later came back and In the hearing, the committee attended the meeting as a guest. concluded that Pippen’s actions Tomlin said Pippen has been constituted moving forward to automatically removed from his an open hearing before the Sen- position, but he has the right to ate. Jameson Tomlin, rules and appeal the decision to the Suadministration vice chairman, preme Court. spoke about the committee’s “The information presented decision. in front of Senate, much of it “This was in no way an attack was unfortunately presented with upon him,” Tomlin said. “The me not in the room, does not Rules and Administration Com- accurately represent the ongomittee was given the information, ing situation,” Pippen said. “I and we were forced to. I just want currently meet all requirements to clarify that. It is unfortunate for senators within SGA and I this happened.” feel that the Senate is overlookSenators were able to discuss ing the rules. They really missed both sides of the issue. Senators the opportunity to balance out a against the passing of the resolu- mistake and what is an infringetion urged the other senators to ment on my rights in due process vote using their conscience, while within SGA.” senators for the passing said it was ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
POLICE BLOTTER Tuesday 9:15 a.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated a traffic accident without injuries at the intersection of 10th Street and Tech Parkway. 9:29 a.m. — A Tech officer documented damaged property in the Tech Health Sciences Center E2 parking lot. A vehicle sustained a scratch on the passenger side door, but it is unknown when it occurred or what caused the damage. 5:34 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a bicycle theft in the Z3F parking lot. A secured men’s specialized bicycle was taken.
7:49 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident without injuries, in which an unattended vehicle was struck in the C11 parking lot. Wednesday 2:16 a.m. — A Tech officer detained a student for an emergency detention in Clement Residence Hall. The student, who had a history of mental illness, was transported to University Medical Center Emergency Room. Information provided by B.J. Watson of the Texas Tech Police Department.
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Undergraduate admissions office hosts silent auction By JOSE SOSA Staff Writer
The Texas Tech Undergraduate Admissions Department hosted a silent auction from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. “It’s an all day event, which allows everyone a chance to stop by,” said Sheila Gray, associate director of undergraduate admissions. According to a news release, many local artists donate items for the auction as well as local businesses, such as Barnes and Noble, Caprock Café and Aalon Salon. Items at the auction included gift baskets, blankets, art pieces, dresses and colorful artwork. “The way the auction works is we set the items out, along with bid sheets with a minimum bid. Then all throughout the day people can come and raise the bid,” Gray said. “It’s a lot fun.” The proceeds of the silent auction benefited the State Employee Charitable Campaign. According to the State Employee Charitable Campaign website, the statewide campaign donates to different charities. Different departments throughout the university choose specific charities they want to donate to. The undergraduate admissions department will donate the proceeds of the auction to Guide Dogs of Texas and the Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains this year.
According to the Guide Dogs of Texas website, it is headquartered in San Antonio and its main objective is to provide service dogs to visually impaired Texans. Members pride themselves on training puppies from the moment they are born so they can become great service dogs to future owners. The Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains is a nonprofit organization based in Lubbock that supports and protects abused children, according to its website. The organization provides many services, including medical evaluations, counseling and an ongoing prevention program. The State Employee Charitable Campaign was created by legislation in 1993. The first statewide campaign brought in more than $2.4 million, and in 2012 it brought in more than $9.5 million, according to its website. This campaign is one of the biggest state employee campaigns in the nation, and every year it raises more money. The campaign runs from the beginning of September to the end of October. Tech and the Tech System have been big contributors to this campaign. Last year alone the entire Tech System raised more than $752,000. This year the System hopes to raise more than $768,000, according to its website. ➤➤email@example.com
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SPENCER SCHACHT, SENIOR admissions counselor for Undergraduate Admissions, decides if he wants to bid on an item at the Undergraduate Admissions’ State Employee Charitable Campaign silent auction Thursday at West Hall. The department plans to donate funds raised to the Guide Dogs of Texas and the Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains.
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This could mean a misdemeanor charge with a maximum penalty of imprisonment for up to one year and a fine of up to $25,000 for individuals. In addition, there also is an increased penalty for repeat offenders, which could mean a sentence of up to 10 years. The number of websites offering illegal downloads of texts continues to grow, and whether students use e-books, many still have opinions about the practice. Melissa Mancilla, a junior chemistry major from Dallas, may not use e-books herself, but said she sees the cost benefits. “Books — especially science books — can range up to $200 each,” she said. “The hard copies are more expensive than e-books, but I still prefer the hard copy.” With or without the additional cost associated with hard copies of textbooks, Mancilla said she believes illegal downloads aren’t fair to fellow students. “I don’t think it’s right because you go out of your way to find ways to buy your books,” she said. “People getting them for free isn’t fair.” Kate Tebrink, a junior exercise and sport sciences major from Albuquerque, N.M., said she believes electronic textbooks offer a better alternative to expensive hard copies. “e-books are usually cheaper,”
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The motivation behind both issues is the need to educate
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRAD TOLLEFSON/The Daily Toreador STUDENTS HAVE SOUGHT methods to download textbooks and solution manuals from the Internet to avoid high textbook cost and to assist completing classroom assignments.
she said. “Textbooks are expensive so the cheaper the better.” Tebrink said she typically purchases her textbooks from Amazon because the online retailer offers a larger selection of the books along with the right editions and the option to rent e-books. “I like e-books a lot better because it’s easier to highlight and makes notes,” she said. “If you rent an e-book you don’t have to worry about highlighting text or making notes in your book
and them not taking it or making you pay for it.” Even though Tebrink prefers electronic textbooks, she said some of her professors don’t share her preference. “A couple of my professors would rather have the physical book than the e-book,” she said. “That way students will have the right edition and won’t be able to use social media during lectures.” Though the cost of books through electronic editions is reduced, Tebrink said she feels
Lubbock residents of the danger of distracted driving. “We have a lot of accidents as a result of distracted driving, which has a lot to do with the cellphone — either talking on
the cellphone or texting on the cellphone,” said Ellis. “Kids seem to multitask really well, but that doesn’t make it any less dangerous.” With teenage children himself, Ellis said he has just one thing to say to Texas Tech drivers. “The message to them is just
that students downloading texts illegally receive an unfair advantage. “I pay for my textbooks so others should, too. It’s also illegal,” she said. “It just bothers me a little bit.” Students in possession of property they know to be stolen or belonging to another person without the owner’s permission could be subject to disciplinary action by Texas Tech, according to the Tech Student Handbook. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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Boy who killed Nazi dad at age 10 to be sentenced (AP) – The blond boy was 10 when he put a gun to the head of his sleeping neo-Nazi father and pulled the trigger. It was over in an instant for Jeff Hall, but sorting out the fate of his troubled son has been a 2½-year journey that approaches its final stage Friday in a hearing to determine where he’ll spend his teens and, possibly, his early adult years. The judge hearing the case in a Riverside County courtroom must decide not how to punish a child for second-degree murder, but how to re-
habilitate someone who grew up in an abusive home, attacked his elementary school teachers and was indoctrinated in the beliefs of white supremacy. Attorneys have sparred for months over what is best for the boy. He has been living in the county’s juvenile hall since the killing but spent about three months at a state youth detention center where he was evaluated to see whether a placement there could serve his needs. Several people from the state are expected to testify at the hearing.
Clarification In Thursday’s issue of The Daily Toreador, in “SGA hosts open bicycle clinic,” the article should have mentioned SGA was only a small part in the Bike Clinic and should have mentioned
the efforts of Texas Tech Transportation and Parking Services, which hosted the event, and the efforts of all of the other organizations involved. The DT regrets these errors.
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Center for Study of Addiction Recovery offers fresh start for students By CALLIE POINDEXTER Staff Writer
For many individuals living in long-term recovery from alcohol, drug or process addictions, sometimes a second chance is all they need. Kristen Harper, a replications coordinator for collegiate recovery curriculum at the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at Texas Tech, said the center is the second chance many of those individuals are looking for. “We offer a safe and affirming environment for students who selfidentify that they are in recovery from drug and alcohol or process addictions,” Harper said, “and they want to go back to school and they would love to have like-minded and, kind of, like-focused friends and a community.” The program has been around for almost 26 years and was among the first three of its kind, she said. Most students have been in recovery for at least a year before they come to the center, Harper said,
and are offered scholarships that encourage academic performance, community service and commitment to the university as a whole. “They were somewhere before, you know, they’ve tried a university usually in the past,” she said, “and because of their addiction, their disease, it just really kind of blew their opportunity, and so they really want to come back and are really grateful for that second chance. I think our average GPA last semester was, like, a 3.2, 3.3, which was higher than the average of the university, which is pretty cool.” College campuses often can be hostile environments for students trying to avoid drugs and alcohol, Harper said, and it is important for students to have a community where they are among others who share their lifestyle. Once the physical withdrawal phases have passed and long-term recovery has begun, Harper said mental and behavioral modification comes next. She said 12-step groups, meditation, exercise and attending church
are some things that help students stick to their goal of staying drug– and–alcohol free. “Part of that behavioral modification is teaching new coping skills,” Harper said, “and plugging them in with, like, a new group of friends, new community, and then from there, through the growth of recovery, it just turns into kind of taking responsibility when you screw up, or if there is something you can do to help somebody else, making sure that you offer to help and doing it.” Harper knows firsthand the struggles of recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. She is living in long-term recovery as well, and said she has not used drugs or alcohol since March 25, 2001. While growing up in Georgia, Harper said she started using at age 10 and got into hard drugs in high school. She said she experienced physical withdrawal symptoms from alcohol by the time she was in college in South Carolina, which meant
she missed class or attended drunk many times. After taking a medical withdrawal from her university, moving home and resisting help from her parents, Harper said she eventually ended up homeless and decided to follow a band on tour. “I had a lot of fun, except I always felt like there was something different, or something wrong, or kind of like a real sense of anxiety or this impending doom,” she said. “I always wanted to be here, you know, be among college students and just be normal. I always felt kind of separated.” Harper said she finally realized her alcohol dependence was the separation she felt. After beginning recovery at age 21, she said she found a group in Georgia similar to the center at Tech, and finally felt hope and a sense of community. “I got really into, wow, you know, I can really do this,” she said. “Like, I don’t have to use drugs and alcohol to function anymore. I felt included. I felt a part of them. I wanted to
make sure that other young people have that opportunity, too, that want it.” Harper began working at the center in 2011 and is a doctoral student in the College of Education. Her job consists of helping other universities replicate Tech’s recovery program, she said, and 25 universities have programs in place that were established based on Tech’s model. A large part of helping students in long-term recovery, Harper said, is allowing them to have the best college experience possible without relapsing. “If somebody wants to be a tennis player, or if somebody wants to be a musician, you know, do it,” she said. “You don’t have to not go play in bars just because you’re sober now, just make sure you’re head’s right before you go do it.” Many people have a preconceived notion of what those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction look like, Harper said, and she feels it is important to remember that anyone can suffer from the disease.
A screening of the documentary “The Anonymous People,” will be offered courtesy of the center, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Student Union Building. The documentary is about the millions of Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs, Harper said, and features many celebrities, leaders and corporate executives sharing their stories about addiction. She hopes the documentary will help end stereotypes associated with those addicted to drugs or alcohol, she said, and encourages any students who feel the same way she felt 12 years ago to seek help, whether through the center or another entity, and know they are not alone. “I think that one of the things is that it’s you, it’s me, it’s our neighbors, it’s our aunts, our uncles,” Harper said. “Everybody knows somebody, everybody does, that’s either currently addicted or in recovery, or will be someday, or will have a family member. We’re all touched by it somehow.” ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Recreation Center offers more opportunities than students know
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THE ROBERT H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center offers many ways to exercise, including an indoor track.
By LIANA SOLIS Staff Writer
The Robert H. Ewalt Recreational Center is open to students daily from 6 a.m. to midnight for exercise and recreational use. Besides what students see when they first walk in to the Rec
Center, there is more the center offers than meets the eye. Betty Blanton, the associate director of fitness and wellness, is one of the workers who helps improve the Rec Center for students’ everyday use. Blanton said the Rec Center offers many benefits students
don’t know about, including courses, trainers and weekly trips. “Students come in every day to use our facilities and take some of our most well-known courses,” she said. “But many of them are unaware of the other great things we have to offer here.” One unknown fact about the Rec Center is it offers massage therapy sessions for students. Blanton said students can pay $40 per hour up front to receive a professional massage on their own time. “We are amazed at the amount of stress students show just by how tense and knotted up their backs can be,” she said. “We offer these sessions so students can have an opportunity to relax and de-stress a little.” Kami White-Waden, the assistant director of fitness and wellness, said another low-cost benefit open to students is the ability to hire a personal trainer. Blanton said students can have a personal trainer to themselves, or hire a buddy trainer with two or three friends to train with them at a lower cost. “The cost depends on the number of sessions you buy, but are still a much lower cost than any public gym would offer,” White-Waden said. “These
training sessions give students a much more private setting to work on anything they want to improve on.” The Rec Center had an increase in students interested in its outdoor pursuits care section. Blanton said the Rec Center does not only offer a bicycle repair shop, but have a section of OPC where students can fix their bicycles themselves if they know how. “We work with the students to help them with whatever problems they are having with their bikes and do what we can to help,” she said. “We always offer weekly bike rides during parts of the year when it is not too dark at night to ride.” Rentals of all kinds of outdoor equipment also are available upon request and with a small fee. Blanton said OPC rents out equipment such as snowboards, skis, kayaks, canoes and camping gear. “Not only do we rent out the equipment needed for outdoor activities, but we also take about two trips every weekend to different places doing different activities,” she said. “We have gone on a day hike in Palo Duro, mountain biking in Angel Fire, we went to the Apple Butter
Bad guy blues: Myanmar villains struggle to get by YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In a dimly lit alley on a cramped side street of a teeming Southeast Asian city, the bad guys cluster together, plotting their next move. There is A Yaing Min, the “King of Cruelty,” who twirls his mustache as he talks and cultivates a pointy beard with a pointed message: Mess with me, and I will end you. There is Myint Kyi, who has been dispatching enemies — typically with spears — since 1958. There is Phone Naing, muscular and sinewy in tight military pants, who talks only in a low snarl. Granted, these are not actual evildoers. They are longtime cinematic villains who gather each morning in a tightly packed enclave of video production houses, movie-poster studios and worsefor-wear apartment buildings that serves as the tattered ground zero of the Burmese movie industry. In the heart of Yangon’s Little Hollywood, they sit on tiny plastic chairs, glowering, spitting carmine betel-nut saliva onto the ground. They wait, and wait, and wait some more, stalking a quarry that is becoming ever more elusive: a day’s work. For decades, as Myanmar endured dictatorship and international isolation, these actors were the twisted faces of wrongdoing that the country’s struggling film industry showed the Burmese people in movies that rarely made
it out of the country — and even more rarely dealt with anything that really mattered. Now this nation is opening to a wider world brimming with pop-culture choices, big-budget special effects and international bad guys who jet from Stockholm to Shanghai to wreak destruction on shiny, globalized levels. The struggle is a microcosm of change in the country once known as Burma, whose military dictatorship handed power to a civilian government in 2011 after elections the previous year. What happens when the world opens up to you? For Myanmar’s movie industry, one of the answers was this: It got harder to earn a living being evil. “The market is in trouble,” says A Yaing Min, a former boxer who turned to on-screen villainy in the early 1980s and became a fixture in such Burmese staples as “The Bad Guy with a Pure Heart.” “In other countries,” he says, “villains don’t have to walk the
streets to get their jobs.” Each morning, the bad guys of Yangon and their brethren — all members of Ko Lu Chaw, or “Handsome Guy Group,” effectively a trade union for cinematic villains — arrive at dawn. They take up position at outdoor breakfast stalls along 35th and 36th
streets, order coffee or tea, and hope for work. It comes more rarely every day. When it does, it is hardly lucrative — a day or two on bottom-budget videos, a few dollars here and there, perhaps not even practicing the villainy that has been their bread and butter for so long.
Festival and go on canoeing and kayaking trips all the time. Students just have to pay a fee that includes their food, gear, permits and other expenses, and we provide the rest.” Many students participate in the different intermural sports competitions hosted by the Rec Center, such as football, basketball and soccer. It is a common misconception that one has to be an expert at the sport to join a team, Blanton said, and intramurals are hosted every year for students to have fun. “People always get intimidated when they see other people who are better at something than they are,” White-Waden said. “All our competitions and courses are for people to have fun and to get better through. You have to start somewhere.” Along with the intramural sports games that occur yearly, the Rec Center offers different free and cheap classes for students to participate in. According to the Rec Center’s Raider X schedule, the center offers about 70 free courses and 20
paid classes on different days and at different times for students to choose from this semester. “Our free classes stay roughly the same all semester, but we change our paid classes every six weeks for students to try different things,” Blanton said. “We also offer a free week at the beginning of the semester for all of our paid classes so students can try out the class before they decide they want to pay for it.” The Rec Center also offers positions as lifeguards, trainers, outdoor pursuit leaders, referees and others for students to apply for. Blanton said all the employees working at the Rec Center are Texas Tech students. “Some jobs we offer you have to have previous qualifications for, but most we teach students everything they need to know to have the job,” Blanton said. “Most students don’t even realize that when they’re taking classes or swimming in our pools, it’s their peers that are teaching them or watching over them.” ➤➤email@example.com
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Obamacare website reflects poorly on government Company sells stock in professional athletes Jordan T Sigler
For more than a few dollars more, the American people and taxpayers deserve better. CGI should be held accountable either by losing future possibility for bids or having to refund some of the tripledover original cost service. There isn’t any reason to worry about not having time to be insured under the new law. In a CNN interview, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said since the health insurance plans don’t start until Jan. 1, people would still have until Dec. 15 to sign up for day-one coverage. But this isn’t the salient issue to the matter. The website should have been tested beforehand to
save the embarrassment the glitch has caused, which now is the butt of jokes on late-night comedy shows. Sebelius said Obama was not aware of the glitch until after the website was launched and made excuses that the time crunch in building the website was the problem in the first place. “I think that we talked about having testing going forward, and if we had an ideal situation and could have built a product and, you know, a fiveyear period of time, we probably would have taken five years, but we didn’t have five years,” Sebelius said. “And certainly, Americans who rely on health coverage didn’t have five years for us to wait. We wanted to make sure we made good on this final implementation of the law,” she said. Nice try, but when you’re paying beaucoup bucks of taxpayer money to make a smooth website, you should expect better quality.
This is a shameful embarrassment on behalf of President Barack Obama’s administration.
he government may no longer be shut down, the debt ceiling may have been raised and the issue temporarily resolved, but the incompetency of Washington politics is still not done. The much-anticipated Obamacare policy has taken a brief mocking in the form of website glitches and a bad mark on a controversial law where naysayers have warned of government ineptitude with such a perilous issue as health care. The glitch comes as people view the website and try to enroll in Obamacare, according to an NBC news article. The website crashes as some would-be consumers log on frustrating and worrying users of the system. This is a shameful embarrassment on behalf of President Barack Obama’s administration. This was the time when the website should have been top notch, not frustrating a populace that isn’t even sure what exactly is going on with the new health care law. According to the NBC news article, the main contractor for the snafu-ridden website, CGI Group, was paid $292 million to help build the website, which was $198 million more than the original price tag for its services.
Sebelius is not looking good by defending the deplorable website. She is right on point that the American people don’t have five years to wait for a well-functioning website. The problem is these same American people whose logins are crashing may start to worry if the government is proficient enough to run a health care system since a simple website is now a blunder. Remember this is the same government that wants medical records to be electronic. According to a The New York Times article titled “The Ups and Downs of Electronic Medical Records,” there are numerous examples of problems with the electronic medical records where hospitals have had crashes lasting for a couple of days and the electronic records cannot communicate with each other. Doctors also complain that the records seem more bureaucratic, causing them to see fewer patients. These problems are cause for legitimate concern when people trust anyone — in this case, the federal government — with one of the most important facets of their life: health.
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Gatsby film adaptation sweetens realities for viewers By SAM GREER
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Last weekend, I was conflicted on whether or not I would rewatch “The Great Gatsby,” the 2013 adaptation that was currently showing on campus. Eventually, I decided against it; I had seen it last May and didn’t particularly want to watch the sad story unfold on screen a second time. When I heard that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel was to be combined with the exceptional and often flashy skills of director Baz Luhrmann, I expected magic. To an extent, I was not disappointed: The cinematography was excellent, and Luhrmann perfectly captured Gatsby’s superficial, gaudy existence. However, the excitement inspired in me by these two artists immediately fizzled out when Carey Mulligan’s character, Daisy Buchanan, was introduced into the film.
As I sat in the theater, my head dubiously tilted 90 degrees to the right. I watched, puzzled out of my mind, as Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship morphed into the tender reunion of two star-crossed lovers. The cause of my confusion was simple: Carey Mulligan’s Daisy was sweet and enchanting. Don’t get me wrong: My disagreement has nothing to do with Mulligan’s work. I adored her portrayal of this dear, helpless girl. But that girl was not Daisy. I will give Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gatsby a pass; the character was written and portrayed fairly close to the mark. But how on Earth was Daisy written into the film as a victim of circumstance, a fragile caged bird waiting to be released by her long-lost true love? In the book, her character was the source of all the heartbreak; she was an oblivious, selfish girl. At one point in the book,
Nick calls Daisy and her husband, Tom, “careless people.” By the end of the story, he realizes that the couple simply “smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” Fitzgerald’s novel was poignant to me because it was the story of a man helplessly in love with an idea. In Daisy’s absence, Jay had woven his memories of her into something greater, larger than life. Then he devotes himself to winning her over the only way he knows he can: with money. When DiCaprio flings a rainbow of silk shirts at Mulligan, causing her to sink onto the bed and weep, she chokes out something about how beautiful the shirts are, and avoids telling him what truly troubles her. The film’s audience is led to believe that she cries for all the lost years she
could have spent with Jay. Honestly, when I read the page on which Daisy weeps into that silk shirt, I knew she wasn’t mourning lost time; Fitzgerald’s Daisy only shed tears for all the marvelous wealth that could have been hers. The meaning of this story was melted down from a complicated “careful what you wish for” warning about the true nature of humans to a simple “without love, wealth means nothing” message. This is a much more palatable theme than the bleak, hurtful original: sweetened for modern, sentimental audiences that watch movies to escape from the harshness of reality rather than to dive into it head-first. While Luhrmann’s film adaptation is a visual marvel and an artful tragedy, it is a far cry from the cold reality of the message in Fitzgerald’s original story; the film turns Daisy into everything Gatsby dreamed she was, and everything she wasn’t.
Wal-Mart exploiting food stamp glitch, hurting taxpayers Saturday, Oct. 12, saw what would normally be record sales at two WalMart locations in Louisiana. Springfield Chief of Police Will Lynd described the scene in Springfield, La. as being worse than Black Friday, as dozens of shoppers completely cleared the Wal-Marts’ grocery section over the course of the day. How was this done? A computer glitch in the food stamp program. According to CBS News, the generator powering the computer system went down during a routine test on Saturday, which caused the Electronic
Benefit Transfer cards to read that they had no spending limits. The company that runs the system, Xerox, fixed it, but the system glitches were not resolved until late that afternoon. The delay gave people ample time to go on a shopping spree. According to the Huffington Post, there is now a fight over who is footing the bill for the shopping rampages in Springfield, La. and Mansfield, La., even though there is a documented process for handling this exact situation. According to the State of Louisiana, it’s Wal-Mart. ABC News reported that Trey Williams, Communications and Governmental Affairs director for the
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Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, said that food stamp recipients should have been limited to $50, and that the stores who chose not to use the emergency procedures are only to be reimbursed the maximum $50 for emergency expenditures. It looks more and more like everyone thought they could run up an expensive tab on the taxpayer’s dime. And from the look of it, Wal-Mart thought they could too. ABC News said that Wal-Mart was the only store to accept the government issued debit cards, as other stores wouldn’t ring them up without a credit limit. According to Yahoo News, when Lynd arrived to assist with crowd control at the Springfield,
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ports betting has transcended the Las Vegas sports books and fantasy league betting, as there now is a way to literally bet on professional athletes. Fantex, Inc. is a new company that allows stock to be purchased in a professional athlete’s career. Arian Foster, running back for the Houston Texans, is the first athlete to allow this new form of investment. This new way of allowing the public to buy stock in athletes is a fresh look at betting and is a new stream of revenue for athletes. While this interesting new take of investing is risky, there is massive potential for profits that will truly depend on how Foster performs. Fantex offers shares of stock in Foster’s performance. Each share will be sold for $10 and no one investor can purchase more than 1 percent of the total amount of shares available. The way Fantex will work is Foster will receive $10 million of the paid stock in return for giving 20 percent of his entire future earnings. Foster’s future earnings will come through a variety of ways, whether through each new contract with a National Football League team, or any form of endorsement or merchandising. Foster will take $10 million of the investments and will still have incentive to play, perform and improve as he still will own 80 percent of his net brand. A time.com blog post explains this idea more. “Arian still owns 80 percent, so he’s very much incentivized to continue to build his brand,” Buck French, co-founder and
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Red Raiders showcase talent with tip-off event having fun. I mean, obviously Robinson, another Tech guard, didn’t want to lose as bad as we also has transferred. This season, the Red Raiders got beat, but I mean everyone are a much was hitting more selfshots, doless group ing great. g u i d e d I love even by teamthough it’s oriented the team g o a l s , we played Crockett against, I said. loved see“I feel ing teamlike evmates hite r y b o d y ’s ting those a lot less shots, and selfish,” he I think it’s said. “It’s going to selfless be a really n o w, e v fun year to JUNIOR e r y b o d y ’s be a Red TECH BASKETBALL sharing the Raider.” ball, everyT h e b o d y ’s o n Red Raiders finished 11-20 last season the same page and everybody with interim coach Chris Walk- wants to win for each other I er. Tech finished with a 3-15 Big feel like.” The Red Raiders added fresh12 Conference record. With a new coach at the men guards Stan Mays and helm, Crockett said he has a new Randy Onwuasor, and freshsense of confidence entering the men forwards Alex Foster and Patrick Strake. Junior guard season. The Red Raiders also have Robert Turner also transferred acquired several new additions in to join the Red Raiders, and this season, replacing faces redshirt freshman Aaron Ross, from last year’s team. Former who tore his anterior cruciate Tech guard Josh Gray trans- ligament before playing a game ferred to Odessa Community last season, is now healthy and College and has since commit- contributing for Tech. ted to Florida State. Daylen Hannahs said he plans to
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Texas Tech basketball fans received an early glance at what to expect from Tubby Smith and the Red Raiders when they hosted a dunk contest, threepoint shootout and scrimmage in United Spirit Arena. The red team, led by senior forward Jaye Crockett, junior forward Jordan Tolbert and redshirt sophomore guard Toddrick Gotcher defeated the black squad 66-37. The entire team and coaching staff signed autographs and met with fans following the conclusion of the game. Junior college transfer guard Robert Turner said the goal of the tip-off event was to show fans the culture of Tech basketball is changing. “We got a chance to show some fans that we mean business this year,” he said, “and we’re going to give them something to be proud of.” Sophomore guard Dusty Hannahs won the three-point shootout, while Crockett won the dunk contest. Hannahs said although his team lost, it was optimistic to see everyone making shots and enjoying the game of basketball. “We had a bunch of fun,” he said. “You can tell people were
We got a chance to show some fans that we mean business this year.
mentor his younger teammates whenever possible because not long ago he stood in their shoes. “Being able to play a lot and start a lot of games a true freshman, like it really did make me a lot older than I feel,” he said. “Just playing big minutes against teams like Kansas and just big-time teams, you get used to environments and stuff and I really feel like I can talk them through it because it wasn’t too long ago that I was the rattled freshman also.” Ross and Hannahs are no strangers. The two played high school basketball together as freshmen at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark. Along with the new additions on the court, the Red Raiders also made new additions to their coaching staff when Kirby Hocutt, director of athletics, named Tubby Smith the new men’s basketball coach. Smith’s history of success is admired and respected by many members of the team, Tolbert said, and is something the Red Raiders hope to continue building on. “Coach Smith been in college basketball for 20 years, he’s got 19 winning seasons,” Tolbert said. “That’s almost perfect. You know what I mean? That’s like a basketball god.” ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
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TEXAS TECH FORWARD Jaye Crockett jumps to dunk the ball while participating in the slam dunk contest at the Tip-Off Celebration on Thursday in United Spirit Arena. Crockett was the winner of the contest.
Red Raiders travel to Norman with chip on shoulder the people in this team room, and the rest of it really doesn’t matter.” Of the teams the Red Raiders faced so far this season, the Sooners are the best prepared to stop their offensive attack, ranking No. 1 in passing defense, according to NCAA.com. Kingsbury said Oklahoma’s defense is good at the fundamentals of the game and the players fly to the ball, so it will be very tough for whichever of his young quarterbacks starts. “They’re a ball hawking defense. Get their hands on a bunch of balls. So they’re good against the rush, against the pass,” he said. “They’re just overall very well coached, very disciplined defense, so it will be a challenge to move it in all phases.” Kingsbury has not revealed who will start the game at quarterback for the Red Raiders.
Entering the season, Texas Tech (7-0, 4-0) was picked by national writers to finish seventh in the Big 12 Conference. After starting the season 7-0, the Red Raiders moved up to No. 10 in the national poll, but are still picked as eight-point underdogs against the No. 15 Oklahoma Sooners (6-1, 3-1) on Saturday. Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said he doesn’t care what people think about his team because the players and coaches have believed they could win the Big 12 Championship since the beginning. “It doesn’t matter what people are saying now,” he said. “Jumping on board. What matters is what we believed in this room from day one. So we’re all about
Walk-on freshman Baker games are close. “He does a great job of really Mayfield started the first five games for Tech, but true fresh- staying composed and controlman Davis Webb started the last ling the game and controlling our line of two games s c r i m because of mage,” an injury to A m a r o Mayfield’s leg. Webb s a i d . “That’s was also one thing named Big that’s really 12 Offencaught my sive Player eye of what of the he does.” Week after t h e We s t Oklahoma faced Vi r g i n i a several game. Tech teams Junior with a simitight end SENIOR lar offense Jace Amato what is ro said he is TECH FOOTBALL impressed r u n n o w, but coach with the way Webb stays calm during Bob Stoops said it doesn’t mean games and leads the offense when it’s going to be any easier for the
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No. 12 UCLA vs. No. 3 Oregon
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Race for Big 12 title bringing extra meaning for soccer By DAWIT HAILE Staff Writer
Texas Tech (13-1-2, 3-0-2) soccer is well rested and practiced for a weekend that will go a long way into deciding the possible 2013 Big 12 Conference regular season champions. Tech is in a three-way race for the Big 12 regular season championship. It is third in conference standings behind West Virginia and Texas, according to the Big 12 website. Tech has three roadblocks in its path to the championship, and two of the three are West Virginia and Texas. However, Tech will not have the chance to conquer those challenges if it does not take care of Kansas first. Coach Tom Stone said Kansas is
a dangerous team. “Kansas is desperate and scourging up every point they can get,” he said. Sophomore forward Janine Beckie said Tech is focused solely on Kansas’ tendencies, strengths and weaknesses and that West Virginia has not been brought up at all. Once the Kansas game is in the past, the team will look to West Virginia, Beckie said. “If we don’t take care of Friday night, Sunday doesn’t matter,” Beckie said. The Jayhawks are sixth in the conference with a 1-3-1 record, while they are 6-8-2 overall, according to the Big 12 website. They are no longer in the running for the regular season title, but can still beat anyone. Kansas is not like other Big 12 teams, Beckie said. Kansas plays a
more technical game, while the other teams in the conference play a more physical brand. The Jayhawks have delivered a decent amount of shots this season. The difference in shots taken between the Red Raiders (274) and the Jayhawks is 33, but the Jayhawks have not been able to capitalize on those opportunities. Kansas recorded 17 goals this season, while opponents figured out how to put up 18 goals. Those 18 goals have not gone without some push back. Kansas’ redshirt junior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Stroud has made 80 saves, only two behind Iowa State’s senior goalkeeper Maddie Jobe, who is the conference leader in saves. Stroud’s saves are a deceiving number though, Stone said. The Kansas defense is configured in a
bend-don’t-break style where it retreats and encourages long shots at the goal. This is to make opposing teams take predictable shots at the goal where Stroud can corral. “What the teams have done that have scored on (Kansas), they have been able to penetrate into that dropping zone to get good shots,” Stone said. If Tech is able to penetrate and break down the Kansas defense, Stroud is susceptible to giving up goals like any other goalie, Stone said. Senior defender Hayley Haagsma said the Jayhawks defense is good for the Red Raiders offense because it will receive opportunities at good shots and maybe put the game away early. She is not too worried about Stroud when Tech has a great goalie of its own with senior goalkeeper
Victoria Esson, Haagsma said. It does not become any easier for the Red Raiders in the second game of the weekend. They play against one of the two teams ahead of them in the conference standings — West Virginia. The Red Raiders’ defense has a test on its hands, facing the only offense more potent than its own. The Mountaineers scored 40 goals, only two more goals than the Red Raiders. The two responsible for making the Mountaineers’ scoring machine go are senior forward Frances Silva and junior forward Kate Schwindel. Silva and Schwindel have accounted for 21 of the Mountaineers’ goals, while Silva also leads the Big 12 in assists with 12. Although West Virginia (12-2-2, 6-0-0) is at the top of the Big 12 right
now, an area where West Virginia may be susceptible is its defense. West Virginia has let opponents take 150 shots, 30 more than Tech. Tech also has allowed only six goals, while West Virginia has allowed 20 goals. This is the perfect weekend for Tech to play West Virginia, Haagsma said. “It is going to be in our backyard, and (West Virginia) is traveling,” she said. “We’re pretty excited. West Virginia may have scored a lot of goals, but they have given up a lot as well.” Tech will know if a conference regular season championship is a realistic possibility after it faces Kansas at 7 p.m. Friday and West Virginia at 6 p.m. Sunday at John Walker Soccer Complex. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org