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Meat judging team wins competition The Texas Tech meat judging team won its competition by 24 points at Cargill Meat Solutions. Texas A&M, Colorado State University, the University of Wyoming and Oklahoma State University, respectively, finished behind Tech with 15 total universities competing, according to a news release. “The team was extremely consistent in specifications and beef grading,” Mark Miller, the meat judging team coach and Tech’s San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo distinguished chairman in meat science, said in the release. “We must maintain our focus and intensity as we prepare for the national competition.” Christy Woerner, a junior from Fredericksburg, finished first overall with a score of 1,042, according to the release. ➤➤tdorner@dailytoreador.com

Chancellor honored by Chamber of Commerce Texas Tech System Chancellor Kent Hance will be presented a Business Person Hall of Fame award by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, according to a news release. Hance will be honored during the Chamber’s 100th Anniversary Awards Celebration on Dec. 5, according to the release. The event will commemorate the Chamber’s 100th anniversary and will recognize its members and volunteers. Hance’s honor is sponsored by First Bank and Trust, according to the release. Tickets for the event are $50, tickets for Chamber members are $35 and a table for eight is $400 for a silver-level sponsorship or $550 for gold level, according to the release. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber until noon Dec. 2.

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SGA passes congratulatory resolutions By CHELSEA GRUNDEN Staff Writer

Student Government Association hosted the seventh Senate meeting of the 49th Session at 6 p.m. Thursday. In the meeting, Sen. Zachery West, an energy commerce and accounting graduate student from Houston, was promoted to parliamentarian. West’s duty as parliamentarian is to guide Internal Vice President Jill Berger and answer any questions she has throughout the meeting, he said. “It’s a huge honor,” West said. “This is my

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fifth year in student government, so I have the legislative experience and I’m very active in the Student Senate. To be able to do this is definitely a huge honor.” Resolution 49.33, which regarded the creation of a special committee to research the reapportionment process, passed with 91 percent approval. The current reapportion process is not always clear, according to the resolution, and the equation used to reapportion the Senate may not reflect the growth of the student body. The creation of the special committee is necessary to do research and improve the process, Sen. Jameson Tomlin said.

In the Open Forum, student Matt Pippen encouraged senators to vote against the resolution. Resolution 49.34 dealt with establishing duties for president pro tempore, the position Sen. Macy Anderson was elected to in the meeting. The resolution, which aimed to ensure proper delegation of responsibilities to Senate officers, passed with 100 percent approval. There previously were no duties outlined for the position aside from presiding as chair during an appeal or absence of the president, according to the resolution. The resolution calls for the president pro tempore to properly educate and instruct all members of the Senate in

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parliamentary procedure should appointments occur after the Senate retreat. The senators voted to pass Resolution 49.30 with 96 percent approval. The resolution regarded installing water bottle refilling stations in the Human Sciences building. Sen. Kaleigh Dennis discussed the resolution to the Senate and said it should not cost students any more money because it is routine maintenance. The most important resolutions in the meeting were the congratulatory pieces, West said. SGA continued on Page 2 ➤➤

Tech students react to blog on marriage By JULIA PEÑA Staff Writer

Last weekend, Seth Adam Smith, a native Alaskan, posted a blog titled “Marriage Isn’t For You,” written about how marriage is all about making the other person happy. Ashton Ray, a graduate student in interdisciplinary studies at Texas Tech and academic adviser for public relations, said she has been married for a little more than three years and a relationship is more about being in a partnership. “It can’t be totally one-sided,” Ray said, talking about relationships. Smith had certain anxieties about marriage like anyone else, according to his blog, so he talked to his father about it. His father told him marriage was about the person he was marrying, the family and his future children. Smith also wrote he looked at his marriage the wrong way and that he was being selfish. He had forgotten about his dad’s advice and became selfish in his relationship. His wife had taught him how to love selflessly.

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JOANN PEREZ TELLS a visitor on campus how to reach the Plant and Soil Sciences building. Perez has been with University Parking Services for a year and a half.

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After the short 10- to 15-minute briefing, Perez leaves the building and arrives at her booth for the day. Once she arrives to the booth assigned to her for the week, Perez said the first thing she does is turn on her computer. The computer plays a big part in the daily activities of an entry booth attendant. At each entry point there is a camera in a light pole located right before someone reaches the visitor’s booth. The camera takes a picture of the license plates on cars as they drive by, as well as the cars themselves. The camera then sends the plate number to the computer, where the computer program tells whether that car has permission to drive on campus during the school hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. It searches the plate numbers on file and brings up whether that person is a student, faculty member or visitor.

Colton Davis is no stranger to distracted driving. While driving, the junior history major from Lubbock dropped his cellphone while trying to play music. As he reached to pick it up, he nearly hit someone with his car. He quickly swerved and was close to hitting another car. Distracted driving can be anything from texting while driving, changing the radio station or even trying to put on lipstick while driving. Distracted driving can lead to getting stopped by police and getting into dangerous accidents. Davis said his biggest problem is changing the song on his phone while driving. He uses an auxiliary cord that is hooked into his phone to play music while driving, which can be distracting. Sgt. Jason Lewis of the Lubbock Police Department said when someone is texting while driving or is distracted, it is like they are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Distracted drivers could drive fast or slow, he said. They could be running a red light, sitting at a green light or crossing a double-yellow line.

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PIHOS: A Moving Biography Time: 8 p.m. Where: The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the arts So, what is it? LHUCA will be presenting a biography on the life of NFL Pro football player, Pete Pihos. There will be a silent auction during the show. There is a student discount for tickets.

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Texas Tech Football vs. Kansas State Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Jones AT&T Stadium So, what is it? This game’s themes are lone survivor and celebrate America. 13th Season of the Corn Maize Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: At’l Do Farms So, what is it? Stop by and get lost in the maize for a $10 fee.

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Obama: ‘I’m sorry’ Americans are losing health insurance WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to calm a growing furor, President Barack Obama said Thursday he’s sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep under his signature health care law. But the president stopped short of apologizing for making those promises in the first place. “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” he said in an interview with NBC News. Signaling possible tweaks to the

law, Obama said his administration was working to close “some of the holes and gaps” that were causing millions of Americans to get cancellation letters. Officials said he was referring to fixes the administration can make on its own, not legislative options some congressional lawmakers have proposed. “We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them, and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this,” Obama said.

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JON FUNNELL, A junior mangagement information systems major from Cedar Park, and Jimmy Nguyen, a sophomore history major from Twentynine Palms, Calif., play guitar and sing “Kids” by MGMT on Thursday outside the Student Union Building to advertise the Crouching Raider Hidden Talent event, which will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the Human Sciences building.

Area Education Center receives $900,000 A new grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration was awarded to the Area Education Center of the Plains in Plainview for rural students in a new online program. The $900,000 grant will help 120 students through three years, according to the Daily Dose Health Sciences Center website. To be eligible for the grant, students must live in one of the 76 counties to be covered by the Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Program grant. This program will begin in January and is focused on teaching future health care providers and supporting health care professionals in West Texas, according to the Web

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US may split command of spy and cyber agencies WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering a proposal to split the work of the single military commander who now oversees both the National Security Agency and cybersecurity operations, presenting an opportunity to reshape the spy agency in the wake of harsh criticism of its sweeping surveillance programs. Army Gen. Keith Alexander is top officer at both the U.S. Cyber Command and the NSA, and he’s retiring next spring. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Thursday that no final decision has been made about how to handle the commands after Alexander leaves, but it’s a “natural point” to

consider a change. The consideration of a split, first reported Wednesday in The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper, comes in the wake of revelations about the agency’s widespread monitoring of telephone, email and social-media data from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The concentration of power over two such different missions has been controversial, and dividing the leadership has been under discussion for some time at the Pentagon. Alexander’s departure gives President Barack Obama a chance to make changes at the two agencies, both headquartered at Fort Meade, Md.

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“I think it’s very bad,” he said. “I think it’s bad all over the world would be my first guess. It’s hard to combat because technology is up and coming and there are different views.” Texting as well as phone calls are very distracting, Davis said. He would like to have a hands-free system, because not having one proves to be a distraction on the road. Road rage also creates a large distraction for Davis as he said he sometimes has bouts of extreme anger while driving. Cori Collier, a senior public relations major from Frisco, said some of the bad drivers in Lubbock distract her while she is driving. Aside from that, texting and trying to change music distracts her the most. One time, she said, she accidently ran a red light because she was texting while driving. Collier said she looked up and realized the light was red when she was halfway through it. Lewis said different age groups have different distractions. For example, a mother’s biggest distraction might be dealing with her children in the backseat, he said. With different views, solving the distracted-driving problem will be difficult, Lewis said, and although everyone wants the public to be safe, it’s hard to say what the safest call is for everyone.

The easiest way to solve the problem is responsibility from drivers, Lewis said. If people fully understand the magnitude of what they can cause by participating in distracted driving they will be more likely to help solve the problem. “You’re checking a text message and the next thing you know people’s lives are ruined,” he said. Cellphones blocking text messages once someone enters a car is a possible answer, Lewis said. At the Lubbock Police Department, officers are trying to use the laws that are in place to stop distracted driving. According to distraction.gov, Texas has a ban on using cellphones while driving, both handheld and hands-free, for people who have not had their license for more than a year. Davis said he becomes fairly distracted while driving, but is not the worst and rates himself as a seven on a scale of 1-10. Stacy Moncibaiz, the marketing coordinator for Transportation and Parking Services, said distracted driving also applies to pedestrians and bicyclers and that she wants to encourage everyone to stay alert. Something all schools are working on right now is trying to find ways to have safe transportation, she said. Texas Tech is working to release a program called Street Smart, which will come out in the spring and works to reduce distracted driving. ➤➤tdorner@dailytoreador.com

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Police: Workers recall Six Flags coaster glitches ARLINGTON (AP) — Workers operating a Six Flags Over Texas roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death in July recalled glitches with the safety features on the cars, according to police report. Rosa Ayala-Goana died when she

was ejected from the Texas Giant roller coaster July 19. One employee told police in the aftermath that the safety restraint on the car from which the Dallas woman fell 75 feet to the ground was “a little high, or not as tight as it should be,” The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday.

POLICE BLOTTER Wednesday 3:32 p.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated a theft at Jones AT&T Stadium. An unsecured backpack and its contents were stolen. 3:39 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident without

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New trend receives postive, negative feedback Chess, rubber duck inducted By ALI WILLINGHAM Staff Writer

Some time, some energy and a download of the Bitstrips app is all it takes for students to create cartoon versions of themselves and post them to Facebook. This latest trend allows students who download the Bitstrips app to their Android, iPhones or Facebook, to create an avatar of any character they wish and then make these characters play out a scene in a short comic strip. Rob Weiner, an associate librarian and liaison for visual and performing arts and film studies, said Bitstrips is a creative way for students to make comics that feature themselves as well as friends or pets. It’s a funny way, he said, to give oneself an ego gratification. “You’re the star of your own comic in a way,” Weiner said. It doesn’t surprise him, he said, that Bitstrips are popular and have become the latest Internet craze. The comics are easy to make and

easy to do, he said. “People can do all sorts of creative things with them,” Weiner said. “You can put your friends or your significant other or your pet or whatever and do something creative with it.” Weiner said he was sure similar software had been previously released, but only recently has it been talked about the way it is now. The idea of putting oneself into a comic, however, is nothing new, he said. “People have been doing these kinds of things for years,” Weiner said. “Even back in the days of early comic strips, artists would throw themselves in there.” Kerlyn Verde, a sophomore restaurant, hotel and institutional management major from Waco, said she first started to see the comics on her Facebook about a month ago. When she first saw a Bitstrip, she said she thought it was funny, creative and cheesy because it was a cartoon version of oneself with a big head.

“People tend to follow what other people do,” Verde said. “So it probably started off with someone else seeing it and saying, ‘Oh, that’s fun. Let’s make one.’” J e f f Mabee, a senior psychology major from Midland, said his initial reaction to seeing a Bitstrip was apathy. Since then, he said he doesn’t really pay attention to the Bitstrips most times because he thinks a lot of them are obscure insides jokes that don’t really make sense. “I don’t really get on Facebook that often,” Mabee said. “Plus, I don’t have a lot of friends that post them, so I really didn’t know that they were that big of a deal.” Verde said she thinks the new

trend will last about another month. Anything could be the next big thing that replaces it, she said. “It’s just a fad,” Verde said. “Something will come up.” Weiner said he thinks the newest trend is just another way for people to gratify their egos, but that he

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Service fraternity continues longstanding tradition By ALI WILLINGHAM Staff Writer

Members from service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega came together to fight off the cold and remodel the Children’s Development and Research Center’s playground Thursday evening. An estimated 15 to 20 students worked four areas of the playground; repaired and maintained it. The students decided to focus on raking through the wood chips, shoveling the sand, repainting the wooden houses and fixing the main playhouse’s loose struts, which are the beams attached to the roof. After building the playground, APO has maintained the playground for years. Cindy Breuington, the associate director of CDRC, said members usually come out at least once per year, but sometimes twice per year. “Every year they have come out to help maintain and repair it, along with other clean up jobs.” The impact of the members coming every year to maintain the playground, she said, is huge. The center likes to partner with the Tech community, Breuington said, and it also helps as far as their budget needs. “Our funds for budgeting these type of projects aren’t really available,” she said. “It’s really nice that we can partner together. They get their hours

they need and it’s also exposure.” The playground, Breuington said, is open to the public except for when the CDCR’s children are on the playground. The center’s children use it twice per day, she said, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, with the children spending about 45 minutes to an hour on the playground. “It’s a place for children to come and play,” Breuington said. “The kids will definitely notice the changes. They’ll call attention to it and tell the teachers about it.” It models for the children, she said, that students maintain and take care of the playground. Vance Thompson, the president of APO and a senior chemistry major from San Antonio, said choosing to remodel or maintain the playground just seemed like a natural fit. APO, he said, has been a big part of the playground since it’s been at Texas Tech and it goes toward such a good cause. “It just seemed like the perfect fit for us,” Thompson said. “This is something that we do and it was an easy decision for us to make.” Derrick Loth, the vice president of APO and a sophomore business finance major from Fredericksburg, said before deciding to pick this as their project for the fraternity’s National Service Week project he and a couple others came out to look at the

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ERIN WILLIS A sophomore restaurant, hotel and institutional management major from Dallas paints a shed in the Child Development and Recreational Center playground for Alpha Chi Omega’s participation in National Service Week on Thursday.

playground and see what things needed to be worked on. He and the others, he said, planned out what they believed they could get done in the hour and a half time period before it got dark. “We are just trying to get what we can done,” Loth said. Erin Willis, a sophomore restaurant and hotel institutional management major from Dallas, said it’s good to give back to the community and she loves giving back. She thinks it’s good, she said, if people do something for someone who didn’t even do anything for people. “It’s nice to see how it inspires others when others get involved,” Willis said. ➤➤awillingham@dailytoreador.com

US documents raise questions on Munich art hoard BERLIN (AP) — U.S. military documents are deepening the mystery surrounding the more than 1,400 artworks found in a Munich apartment. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, the American military seized 20 boxes of art from German dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt in Aschbach in December 1945, according to documents located by The Associated Press in the U.S. National Archives in Washington. Gurlitt had worked closely with the Nazi regime in the 1930s to sell art it considered “degenerate” to fill its war coffers. American investigators at the time expressed doubts about Gurlitt’s claims to the works, but they eventually decided that in most cases he was the rightful owner. So on Dec. 15, 1950, the U.S. returned 206 items to him: 115 paintings, 19 drawings and 72 “various other objects.” At least three of the artworks documented by the Americans have now re-surfaced, found hidden in the Munich apartment of Gurlitt’s son, 80-year-old Cornelius Gurlitt, during a tax evasion probe that German prosecutors announced earlier this week. The three paintings that the Americans returned to Cornelius’ father in 1950 and which have showed up in the Munich trove are Max Liebermann’s “Two Riders on the Beach;” Otto Dix’s self-portrait and an allegorical painting by Marc Chagall.

into Nat’l Toy Hall of Fame ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The rubber duck squeaked out a win for a place in the National Toy Hall of Fame, joining the ancient game of chess in the 2013 class inducted Thursday. The pair beat out 10 other finalists: bubbles, the board game Clue, FisherPrice Little People, little green Army men, the Magic 8 Ball, My Little Pony, Nerf toys, the Pac-Man video game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the scooter. Online polls had Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and My Little Pony running strong, but in the end a national selection committee made up of 23 experts, including toy collectors, designers and psychologists, voted in the winners. “The two inductees ... are fantastic examples of the two extremes in the world of play,” said Christopher Bensch, vice president for collections at The Strong Museum, which houses the

15-year-old hall. “One is so strategic. It’s rule-driven. It’s something that adults play and puzzle over,” Bensch said, “and at the other extreme is a toy that’s pure fun. It has no rules. No one wins or loses. You squeeze it. You float it. It’s so silly, so fun.” Anyone can nominate a toy for the hall of fame, but to make it through the selection process and become a finalist a toy must have achieved icon status, survived through generations, foster learning, creativity or discovery and have profoundly changed play or toy design. “If there is a game you can call classic, this is that game,” said curator Nicolas Ricketts as he introduced chess during an induction ceremony that featured the unveiling of chess- and rubber duck-themed cartoons by syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin.

US to lose vote at UNESCO PARIS (AP) — American influence in culture, science and education around the world is facing a high-profile blow Friday as the U.S. is stripped of its voting rights at the world’s cultural agency, UNESCO. And it would cost the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars to win this voice back. The U.S. hasn’t paid its dues to the Paris-based U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in three years, in protest over the decision by world governments to make Palestine a UNESCO member in 2011. Under UNESCO rules, the U.S. has until Friday morning to resume funding, or it automatically loses its vote. The suspension of U.S. contributions, which account for

$80 million a year — 22 percent of UNESCO’s overall budget — brought the agency to the brink of a financial crisis and forced it to cut American-led initiatives such as Holocaust education and tsunami research over the past two years. It has worried many in Washington that the U.S. is on track to becoming a toothless UNESCO member with a weakened voice in international programs fighting extremism through education, and promoting gender equality and press freedoms. “We won’t be able to have the same clout,” said Phyllis Magrab, the Washington-based U.S. National Commissioner for UNESCO. “In effect, we (now won’t) have a full tool box. We’re missing our hammer.”

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Also found in the son’s apartment were paintings, drawings, engravings, woodcuts and prints by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Oskar Kokoschka, and leading German artists Dix, Liebermann and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

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Driving with Google Glass should not warrant citation By ALI LEIST

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There’s no doubt that texting while driving is extremely unsafe, due to the nature of taking your eyes off the road while operating a vehicle. However, just having your phone within reach should not pose as a reason for a citation. In a sense, Abadie’s citation is about as unfair as receiving a citation for having a cellphone turned on and within reach, but not using it. Just wearing Google Glass should not pose as a safety hazard or be a reason for a ticket. California has had a law prohibiting the use of electronic wireless devices since January 2009. The law specifically states that drivers are required to use hands-free equipment while talking on their

cellphones, and it is an infraction to write, send or read text-based communication on an electronic wireless communications device, such as a cellphone, while driving a motor vehicle. California’s law is fair — looking down at your phone is most certainly a driving hazard. The issue at hand is that Abadie’s citation gives a new interpretation of the law. This interpretation can be simplified to mean that anyone with a cellphone in sight, using it or not, should receive a citation. That is simply outrageous and does not comply with the actual law. Florida recently enacted a no-texting-and-driving law in October that will probably be up for revision when the Google Glass product expands. Abadie’s citation is probably only the first of many across the U.S. with similar laws as Google Glass makes a larger appearance.

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standing there are reasonable facets for the government to be involved with publicly. He understands all the infighting in the party and Congress is hurting the Republicans. As Christie said in a CNN interview with Jake Tapper, “I think the party cares more about winning the argument than winning the election, and if you don’t win elections you can’t govern.” A more center-of-the-road candidate may be the best option for the Republican Party, especially if Americans aren’t happy with the rest of the Obama administration. They may not be ready to go back to Bush-like policies, but someone more centered may be more appealing than a strict liberal, such as the suspected Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It’s not an easy feat for a Republican to be elected in an east-coast state such as New Jersey, but with his overwhelming win, Christie is showing he’s popular with the more liberal crowd. The trick will be if the leaders of the Republican Party will allow him to keep his brand of more moderate conservatism, a brand that may be the best case to keep the Republican Party alive. Sigler is a senior journalism major from Goshen, Ind. ➤➤ jsigler@dailytoreador.com

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US should extend freedom, lower legal drinking age

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ery few countries parallel the U.S. and its legacy of freedom that continues to inspire millions of people around the world. As an Australian, I can confidently say it’s always been my nation’s delight to look to America as that “shining light on a hill” that has been representative of the decency of Western civilization. As French political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville lamented, “America is great because America is good,” and in my brief time in this wonderful country it has become abundantly clear that with America, the international community is lucky to have such a benevolent superpower. America is renowned for its triumph of liberty through the mechanisms of constitutional respect for the rights and privileges of democracy and a uniquely strong tradition that favors the enterprising spirit of the individual. However, this legacy and envious tradition of a respect for individual liberty appears to have been lost when it relates to the matter of the drinking age throughout this country. Few could disagree that no matter what culture festers on this earth alcohol, as a substance, has grown to play an important role in the traditions and practices of individuals and communities. Alcohol has the potential to play either a positive or negative role in our societies, and it falls to the sensible logic of legislators to ensure it is managed in a way that maximizes individual liberty while also placing an emphasis on responsibility. The federal government has skillfully managed to encroach on state sovereignty, limit individual freedom and buck the trend of international alcohol standardization practices in a way that it couldn’t on any other issue in this country. The National Minimum Drinking

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ter’s stock will become bullish very quickly. After doing a bit of research, analysts believe Twitter could “post revenue of $1.9 billion in 2015,” according to The New York Times. This $1.9 billion is more than three times what the company is expected to bring in this year. This number allows investors to realize very quickly that as Twitter’s IPO price is set, the number of users increases and the forecasted revenue is bright that Twitter not only is a good, but a great buy. The variety of top social media applications, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, shows people today are readily accepting new technologies. It needs to be realized that this technology and social media revolution is still only about 10 years old and has no intention of slowing down. The new and upcoming apps, businesses and social media tools seem to creep up on the large majority of Internet users. As each one of the major players not only has a great effect on your personal and social life, it needs to be remembered that it also has a massive impact on your professional one. With Twitter going public, there will definitely be opportunities to create applications or business ideas that can play off Twitter’s huge success. As Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter now all have their billionaires, it is yet to be seen what the next big player will be. It is easily known though, that the next big player will be on the World Wide Web.

can Party should try and tap into. When President Barack Obama ran against Sen. John McCain in 2008, he was the confident candidate, and since then, the Republican Party has been down. The myriad of potential presidential Republican runners have been a boring circus, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who went thirsty on national television; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who went on an idiotic tirade against a bill he supported; and Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, better known as the 2012 vice-presidential nominee of the failed Mitt Romney campaign. Right now the Republican Party is in a state of chaos, possibly facing an identity crisis. There’s the split between the Tea Party crowd and

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Age Act of 1984 seeks to undermine state’s rights by threatening to withdraw funding from major state projects that service the needs of citizens across the Union if the sale and possession of alcohol is not limited to those over age 21. This incredible practice of coercive federalism is a true outlier of practiced public policy in the U.S. when replicated in the fields of health care and gun control has initiated uproar by states and their citizens seeking to protect their rights. How often does a proud, Western and economically free country such as the U.S. find itself on a list with international counterparts, including Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Oman, Pakistan, Palau and Sri Lanka? How does the world’s beacon of freedom and individual enterprise find its public policy paralleled with societies that it daily condemns as out of touch with modern standards of liberty and democracy and that this country seeks to encourage toward a path of liberalization? Put plainly, the U.S. does not deserve to find itself on a list with these countries, which are the only seven countries in the world that seek to impose upon its citizenry a legal drinking age of 21. No fewer than 50 countries across the international community have drinking ages at 18 years or less, which encompasses all of the U.S.’s more comparable counterparts making up the rest of modern Western civilization. Drinking at the age of 18 has more than 50 examples of where it works and where, in most

circumstances, the U.S. is far worse off in terms of alcohol-related crime and deaths. As a college student who is blessed with an incredible university experience, much of which is dependent on the consumption of alcohol, you would be more aware than most of the prevalence of underage drinking in American culture. Anyone who argues that prohibition of alcohol consumption until age 21 is working to achieve its aims of preventing chronic alcohol consumption in adolescents would be participating in the finest practice of self-deception. Adolescent drinking is alive and well in American culture, and like most policies of prohibition, the current drinking age is failing to achieve its benevolent ambitions while still undermining the liberty of its citizens and the rights of states. Government has effectively blocked itself out of regulating, protecting, monitoring and managing the effects of alcohol on late adolescents who are usually independent from the watchful eyes of their responsible parents. As is seen in countless nations across the international community, government and communities can only assist those in need and manage the negatives of alcohol abuse once the issue is out in the open and beyond the prohibition of government. Groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving would be denying the chance to deliver and test solutions to assist adolescent drinkers who are prohibited rather than protected by

The drinking age of 21 blindly ignores the reality of American drinking culture.

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the traditional party line. They lost the battle in Washington about the budget and the deficit, and currently the Republicans in Congress look injudicious, fighting about not passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This identity crisis is a huge problem for Republicans. Should they stick with conservative values, such as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, or continue with the typical quasiconservative brand like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former President George W. Bush and most of the party’s leaders? Why not try a middleof-the-road leader, one who can both keep most of the base happy while enticing the all-important swing voter? Christie is exactly that type of candidate. He’s a fiscally conservative republican, one who believes in balancing the budget and cutting unnecessary spending while under-

witter is no longer a privately held company. As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Twitter became the hottest social media company to go public since Facebook’s release last May. Under the ticket symbol TWTR, Twitter’s IPO price is valued at $26 per share. According to nytimes.com, the $26 share price times the 70 million shares offered, gives the company an “overall value of $18.1 billion.” For any individual student investors out there, be cautious. Facebook’s offering of $38 per share was initially overvalued because it took until July of this year — more than a year since its initial offering — to regain that initial $38 per share positioning. Since then, Facebook stock has shot up and its share price reached $50 during the middle of October. Twitter’s initial $26 price can go one of two ways. It can take a dip immediately when the stock opens and will take some time to regain it’s original footing of the $26 per share price. It also can blow up very quickly and reach the $30 mark and continue moving upward. I believe it will dip slightly after the initial offering, but as people have seen Facebook stock’s success, later this year it will regain momentum and only move upward from there. According to money.cnn.com, while there is much anticipation for the stock’s release, Twitter still isn’t profitable because “the company pulled in $317 million in sales in 2012, (yet still) ended up reporting a loss of $79.4 million.” This year alone, “Twitter’s revenue came in at $422 million. But losses also increased (from the previous year), to $134 million.” With the public offering of Twitter, the world now has another billionaire to add to its short list. According to usatoday. com, Evan Williams, Twitter’s cofounder, is expected to “rake in (more than) $1 billion” with his 12-percent stake in the company. I will take the bet that Twit-

he election this year seemed boring in contrast to last year’s presidential election, but nonetheless it had a few interesting results. We’re still three years away from the next presidential election, but it’s never too early to speculate about such an important decision. The big winner Tuesday night was Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who easily won re-election in the liberal state by grabbing more than 50 percent of the vote, according to polls on Monday in an article on CNN.com. This is a huge win for the Republicans in the liberal state, as Christie in the CNN article said no one, Republican or Democrat, has won 50 percent of the vote in the past 25 years. Christie was enthused by the results. In a politico.com article, Christie said it was time for people to start paying attention to the results and that it’s important to stand for personal principles and work for the people who elected him to office. Christie said, “If we can do this in Trenton, N.J., maybe the folks in Washington, D.C. should tune in their TVs right now. When we fight, we fight for those things that really matter in people’s lives.” The man sounds confident, and it’s that confidence the Republi-

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the law in its current form. The drinking age of 21 blindly ignores the reality of American drinking culture and puts those of whom it primarily seeks to protect at the most risk. Culture is reliant on consistency of privileges when one is to come of age. America has little debate regarding the right of citizens to purchase a gun, operate a vehicle unrestricted, fight and die bravely for their country or vote in local and national elections at the age of 18. Eighteenth birthday parties that see it to be illegal for a young person to have a beer over the counter appears to be the illogical outlier, where inconsistently that individual would be enabled countless freedoms and responsibilities inclusive of the right to consume cigarettes that are responsible for more death and hardship yearly than alcohol has ever been known to induce. Americans know that this cultural inconsistency is unique and unbecoming of a nation that prides itself on leadership and liberty. Drinking alcohol is both a desirable and undesirable trait of both American and Australian society that has found itself to become fundamentally entrenched in our national cultures. However, the current restrictions in the U.S. work against the great principles of individual liberty, sensible protective regulation practices and the incredible benefits of states’ public policy autonomy. As the future leaders of this great and incredible country I have grown to love, it is up to you and your generation to see this policy changes and the U.S. continues to live up to its deserved position as torch bearer of liberty for the free world. Jack Aquilina is a political science exchange student from Melbourne, Australia. Toreador, Box 43081 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409. Letters The Daily Toreador welcomes letters from readers. Letters must be no longer than 300 words and must include the author’s name, signature, phone number, Social Security number and a description of university affiliation. Students should include year in school, major and hometown. We reserve the right to edit letters. Anonymous letters will not be accepted for publication. All letters will be verified before they are published. Letters can be emailed to dailytoreador@ ttu.edu or brought to 180 Media and Communication. Letters should be sent in before 3 p.m. to ensure the editors have enough time to verify and edit the submission. Guest Columns The Daily Toreador accepts submissions of unsolicited guest columns. While we cannot acknowledge receipt of all columns, the authors of those selected for publication will be notified. Guest columns should be no longer than 650 words in length and on a topic of relevance to the university community. Guest columns are also edited and follow the same guidelines for letters as far as identification and submittal. Unsigned Editorials appearing on this page represent the opinion of The Daily Toreador. All other columns, letters and artwork represent the opinions of their authors and are not necessarily representative of the editorial board, Texas Tech University, its employees, its student body or the Board of Regents. The Daily Toreador is independent of the College of Media and Communication. Responsibility for the editorial content of the newspaper lies with the student editors.


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TAB’s interactive game show pays off By NIKKI CULVER Staff Writer

The Tech Activities Board regularly hosts free events for students. Their latest event, however, paid the students who participated. The activities board hosted an interactive game show in the Student Union Ballroom on Thursday, called “Do You Remember Being a Fifth Grader?” in which students answered trivia questions regarding pop culture from the early 2000s. “This was an interactive game show that was designed to test how well you remember your fifth grade year,” McKenzie Hopson, a junior public relations major from Gatesville, and a member of TAB, said. “So it had a lot of trivia questions from when we were 11 and 12 years old, so people got to kind of re-live the past.” The game modeled the popu-

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Her job, she said, is to stop the students and have them turn around, as well as telling people where they may park with the permit they have, so they can avoid receiving a citation. If the driver needs a permit, Perez said she can issue them one of the many permits saved on the computer. Some permits an entry booth attendant may issue, she said, are Wellness Center permits, Contractor Vendor permits, Board of Regents permits, Foundation permits, as well as several that are for special events or organization meetings at different places. “The main permits I issue, though,” Perez said, “are the general visitor’s permit, the OOPs one-day permit, the oneand three-day family pass permit, and the president and chancellor visitor permits.” Sometimes the camera doesn’t always catch the plate number correctly, however. When this happens, she said she must fix it before the car drives by. The computer beeping, she said, means that person is allowed to drive on campus. “If the computer beeps, that’s good,” Perez said. After a week, the entry booth attendants are rotated to a different entry booth. There are seven entry stations, Perez said. Although there are seven booths, the attendants only rotate between booths one, two, three, four and seven, she said.

lar television game show, “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader,” hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, where contestants are asked random, academic trivia questions for a chance to win the cash prize of $1million. Gus Davis acted as the host. TAB gave away more than $500 to participating Texas Tech students. “This night was a really, really fun crowd,” he said. “I think we gave away over $550. I like giving away free money. It’s kind of a good gig.” Juan Bautista, a freshman music performance and education major from Katy, was the first contestant and won $20. Questions covered a range of topics, including Pixar films, Michael Jackson, cartoons, Hurricane Katrina, The Price is Right, the 2000 presidential election, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and other figures of pop culture. Each contestant had a panel

of “fifth graders” who would answer questions alongside the contestant. Contestants were given a chance to peek at their answers and a chance to copy one of their answers to help them in the game. Jaimie Capps, a freshman political science major from Glen Rose, also played and won $50. The big winner for the evening was Tanner Pierce, a sophomore sociology major from Gatesville, who managed to earn a chance to be a contestant by participating in a talent show used to determine the next player. Pierce answered all of the questions, winning him a total of $100. The event concluded with a round of “Gus Says,” in which the final four left standing each won cash prizes. Other upcoming TAB events include a murder mystery dinner Nov. 21 and a rest and relaxation day before the beginning of finals.

“That’s because booth five is a guy that has been running that booth forever,” Perez said. “He never moves and then booth six is one of our supervisors, J.J., who’s there in case we need anything during the day.” Besides rotating booths, attendants also have a relief attendant. Maria Garcia, from Lubbock, was Perez’s relief entry booth attendant. Walking up to the booth, Garcia smiles and greets Perez before taking over for Perez’s 15-minute break. “I go around to three of the booths and give the attendants a break in the mornings,” Garcia said. “I go around at about 8 (a.m.) so they can take a 15-minute break. During the break, an attendant may get a drink, use the bathroom or even just sit and relax, she said. At about 11 a.m., Garcia said she starts lunch breaks. “Everyone gets 30 minutes for their lunch breaks,” she said. “By the time I get done it’s about 3 (p.m.).” As she waits for Perez to come back, traffic is slow, so Garcia recalls stories of times when doing her job caused her to recieve negative feedback. Sometimes, she said, students get mad because they don’t like what she tells them. “Most come up with ‘Know how much tuition I pay? So why can’t I drive around campus?’” Garcia said. Perez said when students become mad, she’ll remain friendly and tell them she’s just doing her job. It doesn’t bother her, she

said, when people become mad because she knows she’s doing her job. “I just remain friendly and polite,” Perez said. “And that’s what I tell my students to do, too, when that happens to them.” After her break, Perez returns and Garcia leaves for the next booth. As the day progresses, Perez stands outside her booth with a Guns Up and a smile on her face as each of the regular commuters drive past. “By the end of the week, we already know their vehicles,” she said, “We know the car, the person and we can go ahead and let them go through.” As the traffic picks up and cars go by, faculty and staff members, parents dropping kids off and other regulars give a nod, a smile and a Guns Up in return for her smile and enthusiastic Guns Up. On the few occasions Perez must stop someone, all but one person leaves with a smile on their face as she wishes them a good day. Only once does she have what the entry booth attendants call a runner, which is where a person ignores the signal to stop and continues past without the consent of the attendant. In her excitement for her job, it is easy for people to tell Perez is sincere when she said she loves her job. She never goes home with stress, she said, but instead goes home every day knowing she did the best she could and that the next day will be a new day. “I see my sister at home,” Perez said, “and I can see her

Typhoon slams Philippines MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded slammed into the Philippines Friday, cutting communications and blocking roads in the center of the country amid worries of serious damage and casualties. Telephone lines appeared down as it was difficult to get through to the landfall site 650 kilometers (405 miles) southeast of Manila where Typhoon Haiyan slammed into a rural area of the country. Weather officials said that Haiyan had sustained winds at 235 kilometers (147 miles) per hour, with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made landfall at Eastern Samar province’s Guiuan township. The local weather bureau makes estimates based on longer periods of time than others, such as the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center, which said shortly before the typhoon made landfall that its maximum sustained winds were 314 kilometers per hour (195 mph), with gusts up to 379 kilometers per hour (235 mph). “195-mile-per-hour winds, there aren’t too many buildings constructed that can withstand that kind of wind,” said Jeff Masters, a former hurricane meteorologist who is meteorology director at the private firm Weather Underground. Masters said the storm had been poised to be the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded at landfall. He warned of “catastrophic damage.” Haiyan’s wind strength at landfall had been expected to beat out Hurricane

Camille, which was 305 kph (190 mph) at landfall in the United States in 1969, Masters said. Already authorities reported having trouble reaching colleagues in the landfall area, with forecaster Mario Palafox of the national weather bureau saying contact had been lost with staff in the landfall area. More than 125,000 people had been evacuated from towns and villages in the typhoon’s path, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. Among them were thousands of residents of Bohol who had been camped in tents and other makeshift shelters after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake devastated many towns on the island province. Masters said the Philippines might get a small break because the storm is so fast moving that flooding from heavy rains — usually the cause of most deaths from typhoons in the Philippines — may not be as bad. After hitting Guiuan on the southern tip of Samar island, the typhoon pummeled nearby Leyte island. “I think this is the strongest so far since the 1960s,” Southern Leyte Gov. Roger Mercado said on ABS-CBN television. “This is really a wallop. All roads are impassable due to fallen trees.” A reporter for the network in the Tacloban city was drenched in the pounding rain and said he was wearing a helmet as protection against flying debris. Visibility was so poor that only his silhouette could be seen through the thick curtain of water.

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sitting and thinking and stressing. I want to say, ‘Just leave it at work.’ It just makes me appreciate my job.” She was a stay-at-home mom before, she said. She worked part time, Perez said, for Tech’s Transportation and Parking Services for special events, including plays, concerts and games, when Parking Services offered her a full-time position. “I was nervous when they offered me the position,” she said. “But my husband said, ‘You love people and you love to talk. You can do this.’ So I just decided to try it. I was so nervous when I first started, but now I love my job.” As her lunch break rolled around, Garcia returned and Perez gathered her minicooler and lunch pail to go eat her sandwich, chips and pickle in her car as she sits and relaxes. When she returned, she continued checking license plates, fixing the license plates’ numbers in the computer when the camera misread them and greeting each person with a smile and Guns Up. When 3:30 p.m. rolled around, a student assistant took over for each attendant until closing time at 5:30 p.m. When she is ready to leave, Perez said she has an event she will work, so she will stick around campus. Her husband, Daniel Perez, she said, is an enforcement officer who works from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., so sometimes she’ll come to campus and eat with him. “Most times I’ll just go home, watch some TV and rest,” Perez said. ➤➤awillingham@dailytoreador.com

FDA to ban arteryclogging trans fats WASHINGTON (AP) — Heartclogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what’s left of them for good. The FDA announced Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out artificial trans fats, saying they are a threat to public health. Thanks to criticism from the medical community and number of local laws, many trans fats have been taken out of the food supply already. But the FDA said Thursday that getting rid of the remainder — the average American still eats around a gram of trans fat a day — could prevent an additional 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year. “While consumption of potentially harmful artificial trans fat has declined over the last two decades in the United States, current intake remains a significant public health concern,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The agency isn’t yet setting a timeline for the phase-out, but it will collect comments for two months before officials determine how long it will take. Different foods may have

different timelines, depending how easy it is to find a substitute. “We want to do it in a way that doesn’t unduly disrupt markets,” said Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods. Still, he says, the food “industry has demonstrated that it is, by and large, feasible to do.” Scientists say there are no health benefits to trans fats and they can raise levels of so-called “bad” cholesterol and lower “good” cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease — the leading cause of death in the United States. Trans fats are widely considered the worst kind for your heart, even worse than saturated fats, which also can contribute to heart disease. Trans fats are used both in processed food and in restaurants, often to improve the texture, shelf life or flavor of foods. Though they have been removed from many items, the fats are still found in some processed foods, including in many baked goods like pie crusts, biscuits and ready-to-eat frostings that use the more-solid fats to keep consistency. They are also sometimes used by restaurants that use the fats for frying. Many larger chains have phased them out, but smaller restaurants may still get food containing trans fats from suppliers.

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Seniors face final home game against Kansas State By MIKE DUPONT II SportS Editor

When Texas Tech (7-2, 4-2) takes the field to face Kansas State (4-4, 2-3), 18 seniors will face their final game of eligibility at Jones AT&T Stadium. Although this class faced a period of transition for Tech football, senior defensive lineman Kerry Hyder said Lubbock has a special place in his heart. “It’s pretty much everything I expected,” Hyder said. “Nobody expects to have five different coordinators on defense, but overall I felt like I committed to this

place. I felt like it was family and another home. They’ve shown me nothing but love since I’ve been here. I love Lubbock.” The Red Raiders are on a twogame losing streak following a 3830 loss to the Sooners in Norman, Okla., and a 52-34 loss suffered in Lubbock against the Cowboys. Tech’s losses are in the past and Hyder said to move forward, the Red Raiders must focus on what’s in front of them, starting with Kansas State. “We want to finish strong, especially going into the bowl game,” he said. “We definitely want to get some wins up under

us. We’ve lost two in a row right now, but we have an opportunity this week to go 1 0. So that’s what our main focus is.” While Hyder is focused on this weekend’s game, he said he still remembers his proudest moments as a Red Raider. “I’ve got to say I think it would be Missouri here a couple years ago when they had Blaine Gabbert,” he said. “I didn’t play a lot that game, but seeing the excitement around the stadium. It was the first time I’d seen the experience where people rushed the field and stuff. A year ago I got to experience it myself when

Dominant performance carries Tech to semis Texas Tech soccer secured its spot in the Big 12 Conference tournament semifinals with a long ball to win 1-0 against TCU, according to a news release. The long ball was off the foot of junior midfielder Paige Strahan. The long ball did not just come outside the penalty box, but 25 yards out into midfield. The goal gave Tech the lead at the 30th minute. However, the final score hid the control Tech exhibited from the beginning kick. The Red Raiders’ defense seemed to create a force field around senior goalkeeper Victoria Esson.

The Horned Frogs only had four shots in the first half, while the Red Raiders let go a barrage of 13 shots at freshman goalkeeper Shannon Coffer. This trend would not stop. In the second half, the Horned Frogs were virtually not allowed to do anything. Their offense only shot one ball, while the defense permitted 12 more shots from Strahan and the Red Raiders. Throughout the game, Esson performed a total of two saves on the way to her 16th shutout of the season. This shutout created another milestone for Esson. According

to the news release, she is the first Tech goalkeeper to have five consecutive shutouts since 2010. Tech will attempt to carry the dominant performance to the semifinals against Oklahoma State, one of two teams Tech did not defeat in conference. Tech’s previous game against Oklahoma State ended in a scoreless tie during the first week of conference play. Tech’s chance for a referendum on the first encounter with Oklahoma State occurs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo. ➤➤dhaile@dailytoreador.com

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we beat West Virginia and they rushed the field. Just being part of that and seeing the passion of the fans being able to jump the fence and rush the field. That is an amazing moment.” The energy on the field will be a little different during the final home game of the season, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “It’s the last time,” he said. “You spent a lot of years, lot of tough practices with those guys. It’s just a great energy about that stadium to be with those guys for one last time.” This weekend the Red Raiders face a multiple-quarterback

scheme featuring senior quarterback Jake Waters and sophomore Daniel Sams. Sams ranks fifth in the Big 12 Conference for rushing yards, two spots above the Wildcats senior running back John Hubert. Hyder said it will be important for Tech to remain physical at the line of scrimmage to neutralize Kansas State’s rushing attack. “It’s always difficult when the quarterback can run or throw the ball,” he said. “That’s two things you have to worry about. But if we’re able to swarm to the ball and put hits on the quarterback, we can kind of take away some

of that running. Make it difficult for them and make them earn every yard.” Tech must continue to put its best foot forward and face adversity, senior receiver Eric Ward said. “We’re very resilient,” he said. “We had two losses, but that’s football. Sometimes it don’t go your way. The ball doesn’t bounce your way all the time. We have to bounce back and keep moving forward. We have three regular season games left, and we have to do our best each week and get better.” ➤➤sports@dailytoreador.com

Lady Raiders attempt to buck Broncs By MIKE DUPONT II SportS Editor

This weekend the Lady Raiders begin their regular season under the direction of Texas Tech coach Candace Whitaker when they face the Texas-Pan American Broncs at 4 p.m. Sunday in the United Spirit Arena. The Lady Raiders continue striving to make steps toward success each time they step on the floor, Whitaker said, which includes this week’s matchup against the Broncs. “It’s the start to our nonconference schedule, so it’s a Division I opponent that we need to play well against to win, and we just want to continue to see growth every time we step on the floor — whether it’s a practice or a game — we’ve got to execute better offensively, and we’ve got to be a lot better and more disciplined defensively.” Tech looks to recreate the secondhalf performance it displayed during its 73-51 victory against Angelo State. Redshirt freshman Minta Spears’ 20 points led the charge for the Red Raiders during the rout. Whitaker said the guard must continue lighting up the scoreboard for the Lady Raiders to have success.

“We all love Minta’s range,” she said. “When you can shoot the ball as deep as she can, it really opens up the floor for us and she has been given the green light and she has been told to never turn down a shot and she turned down some as well. I think Minta understands the game and understands against a zone (defense) you’ve got to move it a couple of times and your chances to get an offensive (rebound) are greater if you do that before you take a three. “She needs to make shots for us to be good and she knows that and she’s just been a tremendous leader, as well, on the floor.” When the Lady Raiders began practicing in early October, communication was a specific area Whitaker called for improvement. Spears took the challenge headon, seeing the opportunity as a chance for her to help provide leadership to a program with many new faces, she said. “Sometimes, especially at the beginning of the year, we would do drills and it would be silent,” she said. “Coach Whitaker’s gotten onto us every day in practice to talk, to communicate. So that’s definitely one of the ways that I look to lead the team — just to make sure we know what

defense we’re in, what offense we’re in — just to know that we’re all on the same page. “At first it was kind of difficult. If you look at it I’ve played what, one exhibition game and almost a whole actual game? So at first it was really hard. But then I realized that we have to have some leadership on this team and Amber Battle’s doing a great job, Haley’s (Schneider) doing a good job, Shauntal (Nobles), and so everyone’s just kind of leading in their own way and it’s turning out really great so far.” If Tech is victorious, it will be Whitaker’s first win as head coach of the Lady Raiders. Sophomore center Kellyn Schneider said Tech will bring a heightened level of intensity to its season-opener, understanding the win could assist the Lady Raiders in late February. “We tried to come out with intensity for the exhibition game because every game is important,” she said. “This is the first game that really counts. This one, at the end of the season when they’re looking at preseason records and things like that, (Texas-Pan American) counts. So we want to come out strong, and we want to get a strong win to start off the season.” ➤➤sports@dailytoreador.com

No. 15 Oklahoma State relying on defense STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Its potent offense received much of the attention for No. 15 Oklahoma State’s big win last Saturday over Texas Tech. The Cowboys’ defense also played a significant role in the 52-34 victory in Lubbock. In fact, the defense has been consistently strong all season, unlike

the offense that has seen multiple quarterback and primary running back changes from week to week, and is a major reason they’ve won four straight. Despite the fact that the No. 25 Red Raiders executed 97 plays from scrimmage utilizing their fast-paced spread offense, Oklahoma State (7-1,

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4-1 Big 12) limited them to 27 points (seven came courtesy of an interception return), 12 under their season average, while also generating three turnovers. “We knew there were going to be a lot of plays and we were going to have to get a lot of stops,” first-year defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said. “We’re out there stopping them on the 18th series of the game, acting like it was the first series of the game. We got good players, we got high-character kids, and they came through.” While the Cowboys rank 45th among 123 FBS schools in total defense, that figure is skewed by the fact that they’re also fourth-to-last in offensive time of possession, meaning their defense is on the field a lot. A more meaningful barometer is that they are 28th in scoring defense (third in the Big 12) allowing 21.4 points per game, while their 4.72 yards-per-play defense ranks 12th overall. They are also ninth nationally in third-down defense (30.2 percent), 10th in takeaways (22), and 14th in red zone defense (71.4 percent). The two consistent anchors of Oklahoma State’s defense have been senior linebackers Caleb Lavey and Shaun Lewis, each of whom has been named Big 12 defensive player of the week this season, and both delivered strong performances again last weekend. Lavey had four tackles, two for losses, and added his third interception of the season, while Lewis had five tackles, forced a fumble, broke up two passes and also had his third interception of the year.= “They’ve played so many games and have so much experience that they can move faster and play faster,” coach Mike Gundy said. “There’s just no substitute for experience and maturity and both those guys are having really good seasons. As a coach, it just thrills you to death to see it, because they’re great kids. That maturity and that leadership is why our defense is having success.”


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Swedish golfer makes Tech her home By EVERETT CORDER

of her swing to be looked at by the coaches. Several different schools offered scholarships for her to come and play, Arvidsson said, and she didn’t know much about Tech, but she visited and liked how the city of Lubbock cares for the school. “I didn’t know a lot about Tech, and I actually thought I should go to Baylor,” Arvidsson said. “But when I came and visited I told my mom ‘I’m going to go here.’ I feel like the town is so much centered by the school and the athletes and everyone care.” One of the biggest struggles in moving to Texas was learning English, Arvidsson said. Her adviser helped with her classes by giving her more math classes in the beginning so she could improve her language skills before taking reading and writing classes, she said, and her teammates were a huge help when the team was on the road. Arvidsson also hadn’t done a lot of traveling before coming to Tech, so going to different tournaments throughout the country was exciting for her. “I really like it here. Tech takes very good care of me,” Arvidsson said. “I can be excited just going

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When junior golfer Elin Arvidsson was growing up in her home country of Sweden, she absolutely did not want to golf. All the other members of her immediate family played the sport and she wanted nothing to do with it. Arvidsson said she was more into equestrian sports than golf in the beginning, but she eventually decided she liked the competitive nature of golf and began playing more frequently. “I was like ‘I’m not going to play that sport because everyone else is doing that in my family.’ Of course I played some golf, but I didn’t really like it,” she said. “It came down to that I really liked the competition part in golf. I like to compete, and it was easy because my family was playing, so it was kind of a natural choice.” Now, Arvidsson is in her third year playing golf at Texas Tech with a goal to one day be a professional golfer. Arvidsson was the one who initiated the conversation about coming to play golf at Tech, women’s golf coach JoJo Robertson said, sending in her résumé and a video

from the airport to the hotel, trying to take everything in. I just try to appreciate the little things.” One of the things Arvidsson doesn’t appreciate about the move to Texas is the food. Arvidsson said she isn’t a terribly picky eater, but she really misses her mom’s home cooking. “Over here, y’all eat so many sandwiches. I am not a big fan of eating sandwiches,” she said. “At home we probably have more food that we actually put in an effort to making, where here it’s more like quick-fix food.” The golf season is much longer in Lubbock than in Sweden because of the weather, Arvidsson said, so she has a lot more time to practice and improve her game. “I’m very much more consistent now than I was before,” she said. “Also, as I said, I am very competitive and I want to win, but after this summer I actually started to act like I should win the tournament.” All the practice and the new attitude paid off for Arvidsson earlier this year when she won the individual title Oct. 1 at the Challenge at Onion Creek. According to Tech Athletics, she finished the tournament 2-under-par. Robertson said her win helped

Arvidsson gain confidence and improve her mental component to the game. “Recently, her win in Austin has just kind of changed her as a player,” Robertson said. “She knows that she’s capable of competing with the best and playing at a very high level and she expects that from herself now. I think moving forward we’re going to see a lot more good play out of her because of that.” Assistant golf coach Emily Kuhfeld said Arvidsson had a tournament last year in Arizona that she was in contention for the individual title, but she was nervous and didn’t finish strong. The tournament in Austin was good for her because she was able to close it out and win. The golf team is finished with its fall schedule and entering into the offseason. The first tournament for the spring season is in February where the team will play in Puerto Rico. “The offseason is great because everybody can take care of their stuff. We each have an individual plan,” Ardvisson said. “I’m just very, very excited — both for myself and the team — to do better in the spring.” ➤➤ecorder@dailytoreador.com

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TEXAS TECH JUNIOR Elin Arvidsson won her first career individual title during the Challenge at Onion Creek on Oct. 1 and placed third during the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Oct. 29.

New Texas AD Steve Patterson says Coach Gary Kubiak visits team, 4 days after mini-stroke no changes for changes’ sake HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak was back with his team, if only for a short visit. He dropped in on the team at the end of practice Thursday, four days after he collapsed at a game with a mini-stroke. Kubiak was not made available to the media, but interim head coach Wade Phillips shared what Kubiak said to the team. “Mostly that he missed them and how much he missed (being here),” Phillips said. “(He said) You don’t realize until you’re away from it a little bit how much you miss the team and being around them, and that kind of thing. And that he felt good. That was his message.” It was the first time Kubiak had addressed the Texans since collapsing on the field and being rushed to the hospital at halftime of Houston’s loss to Indianapolis on Sunday night. “To actually see him and hear him talk to us, that means everything,” left tackle Duane Brown said. “You can hear all about somebody doing well ... but seeing them out and about

and walking around that means everything to us.” The Texans have not said when the 52-year-old Kubiak will resume his coaching duties. But they have said that he is expected to make a full recovery after he was released from the hospital Tuesday. Defensive end Antonio Smith was relieved to see Kubiak after only hearing reports of his status since his attack. “It was a breath of fresh air,” Smith said. “That takes a lot of the guessing out of it. Everybody was wondering how he was really doing ... is he really worse than what they say? He’s right there in front of you doing good.” Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack, or TIA, which occurs when blood flow to the brain is briefly interrupted, typically by a blood clot or narrowed blood vessels. TIAs are often called mini-strokes and can cause stroke-like symptoms including sudden dizziness or unconsciousness. Experts say they are often a warning sign for a future stroke, particularly

within three months of a TIA. Kubiak used his visit to thank the team for their concern over his illness and to tease offense lineman Ben Jones for a particularly heartfelt letter he penned to the coach. P h illips does not expect Kubiak to be involved in game preparations this week despite his visit on Thursday. He said Kubiak has told him to do what he thinks needs to be done with the team. Houston takes a six-game losing streak to Arizona this Sunday. Along with Kubiak being out, the team is also dealing with uncertainty at running back: Arian Foster hasn’t practiced this week after leaving Sunday’s game early in the first quarter with a back injury and Ben Tate is still recovering from four broken ribs he sustained Oct. 20. Foster seems doubtful to play against the Cardinals after Phillips said on Thursday that doctors are still evaluating his injury. Tate was limited in practice on Thursday, but said he expects to play.

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Rangers, Perez agree to $12.5M, 4-year deal ARLINGTON (AP) — Lefthander Martin Perez has agreed to a $12.5 million, four-year contract with the Texas Rangers that could be worth $32.55 million over seven seasons and puts four of their starting pitchers under contract through at least 2017. The 22-year-old Perez got a deal Thursday that includes three club options through 2020. Perez was 10-6 in 20 starts this season, matching Oakland’s Dan Straily for the most wins by an American League rookie. After starting the season on the disabled list because he broke his left forearm in a spring training game, Perez was recalled on June 22 and got all of his wins. He was the first Texas rookie to win six consecutive starts and went nearly two months between losses.

“Part of our long-term plan is to identify the best talent and best makeup guys, best workers that we have in the organization, and try to make sure to keep that core together as long as possible,” general manager Jon Daniels said. “This is a really mutually beneficial deal in our minds. Martin gets security and a lot of money for a young man his age early in his career, and we get cost control and hopefully the comfort knowing that we’ve got a young quality, high-side left-hander in our rotation for years to come.” Perez originally signed with the Rangers as a 16-year-old undrafted free agent from Venezuela. Perez got a $1 million signing bonus. His 2014 salary will be $750,000, then increase to $1 million, $2.9 million and $4.4 million over the successive seasons. The

Rangers have a $6 million option for 2018 with a $2.45 million buyout. If Texas exercises that it gets a $7.5 million option for 2019 with a $750,000 buyout. And if that’s exercised, the Rangers get a $9 million option for 2020 with a $250,000 buyout. “I can focus and play baseball and learn something new every day to be a better pitcher, and a better person. That’s what I want,” Perez said. “My future is here.” Daniels said the Rangers have seen continued growth in Perez as a pitcher and person. The young pitcher also impressed Daniels during discussions about the new deal, when Perez unprompted said the money wouldn’t change him and that he’d work even harder. He also talked about long-term goals.

New era tips off for Tech basketball By REX ROSE Staff Writer

The Red Raider basketball program opens its 89th season of play at 7 p.m. today in the United Spirit Arena against the Houston Baptist Huskies. Texas Tech is 12-1 in season openers since the first game played in the USA in 1998, according to a news release. Senior guard Jamal Williams said the team has worked on defensive improvement after hosting its exhibition match Friday, as the Red Raiders came away with a 65-46 victory against Angelo State. “After watching the videos, we saw that we kind of got comfortable in the second half,” he said. “We want to keep the pace up, keep the energy up and keep everyone motivated to play defense. “This week in practice, we’ve been full court defense — working on pressure, working on communicating a lot and that’s been our main focus.” Coach Tubby Smith will make his debut as the 16th head coach in program history. He is 511-226 in his 22 previous seasons as coach at Tulsa, Georgia, Kentucky and Minnesota, according to the release. After coaching for many years, it is no surprise that Smith is a friend of Houston Baptist coach Ron Cotrell, who is in his 23rd season with the Huskies. Smith said he is happy to have the opportunity to play against Cotrell and knows the Huskies have some talented players. “We’re excited about tipping off the season tomorrow,” he said. “Ron Cotrell is a good friend of mine. We played golf together at the Nolan Richardson fundraiser this summer in El Paso. “I know he has taken that program from Division II to Division I and he’s one of the winningest coaches probably in this state as far as basketball coaches are concerned. He’s got an impressive backcourt and I know he’s got a couple big guys.” Smith said his team will have to be prepared for Houston Baptist’s backcourt, but feels good with its chances against the Huskies. “I like his guard play,” he said. “They can really create havoc for you at both ends of the court, but I like the way our guys have

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Texas Tech forward Dejan Kravic and Texas’ Myck Kabongo fight over a ball during the Red Raiders’ 71-69 loss against the Longhorns on March 9, 2013 in the United Spirit Arena.

been practicing.” Senior forward Dejan Kravic enters his second year as a Red Raider and is one of four seniors on the team. He said the team is prepared for the game. “We’re getting papers on their players and their sets and we’re going to watch a lot of film on them,” Kravic said. “Coach Smith told us they run a lot of screens, so we are practicing how to guard screens and all that.” Kravic said the team needs to play a complete game and can work on multiple things after watching film from its last game. “Playing the same for 40 minutes,” he said. “We started off really well, we noticed that on film. Started well in the first half and then I’d say we got too comfortable and kind of let them come back. “We weren’t as aggressive,

weren’t rebounding as well and at one point they were actually beating us on the glass. Rebounding, limiting turnovers and limiting fouls. I’d say those three are the top ones right now. We can’t be fouling a lot. That’s how Angelo State got most of their points.” After finishing the season at 1120 overall and 3-15 in conference play last season, the program has high hopes to have a much better season playing under a coach with so much credibility. Williams said the team has respect for its coach and is all ears whenever Smith is speaking. “Coach Tubby, you have to believe in him,” he said. “You have to buy into his system because all that he has accomplished. The proof is in the pudding — he’s a winner. All the teammates want to be winners, so we just listen.” ➤➤rrose@dailytoreador.com

Dwyane Wade lifts Miami Heat over Clippers, 102-97 MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 29 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat held off the Los Angeles Clippers 102-97 on Thursday night. LeBron James added 18 points for the Heat (4-2), who won their third straight and extended their club record by scoring at least 100 points in a sixth consecutive game to start the season. Chris Bosh, playing for the first time since his wife delivered a baby earlier this week, finished with 12 points for Miami. Blake Griffin had 27 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers (3-3). His dunk with 31 seconds left got the Clippers within four, but Griffin allowed about 15 seconds to run off the clock without fouling James on the ensuing possession.

James made one free throw to push Miami’s lead to five, and that closed the scoring. J.J. Redick scored 15 points, Jamal Crawford added 14, Chris Paul finished with 11 points and 12 assists, and DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers. Ray Allen scored 12 points for Miami, which got 10 from Chris Andersen. Including playoffs, the Heat have won 51 of their last 57 games when Wade scores at least 20 points, going back to June 2012. It’s also the first time since last March that Wade has scored at least 20 points in four consecutive games, this streak immediately following him sitting out the second game of the season for rest. Wade either scored or assisted on

Miami’s first six field goals of the fourth quarter, including a three-point play while getting fouled on a jumper by Redick. About a minute later, Wade set up Shane Battier for a 3-pointer that put Miami up 91-80, and the 2006 NBA Finals MVP punctuated it all with a fist pump. The Heat held on from there, improving to 50-7 at home since the start of last season, including playoffs. For the sixth time in as many games this season, the Heat found themselves in a quick deficit — and for the fourth time, it was exactly 9-2, just as it was against Chicago, Washington and Toronto. The Heat trailed Brooklyn 11-3 early, and fell behind at Philadelphia on the season’s second night by scores of 19-0 and 26-4.

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