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Candidates chosen for CFO position After several weeks of searching, three candidates were chosen for the Texas Tech Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Administration and Finance position, according to an email by Tech President M. Duane Nellis. All three candidates are scheduled to visit campus, and an open forum will be hosted for each candidate, according to the email. During the forums, attendees will have the opportunity to ask candidates questions. Bob Brown currently is the vice president for business administration at Texas A&M University-Commerce and will be on campus from 3-4 p.m. Nov. 19, according to the email. Cheryl MacBride is the deputy director for services for the Texas Department of Public Safety Trustee, Employees Retirement System of Texas, according to the email. MacBride will visit campus from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 25. Noel Sloan, interim chief financial officer and vice president for administration and finance, will attend a forum from 3-4 p.m. Nov. 26, according to the email. Each forum will be hosted at the Escondido Theatre in the Student Union Building.

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LETTY GARCIA, A freshman petroleum engineering major from Fort Worth, helps a group of students from Tahoka Middle School build a bridge out of straws on Saturday in the Electrical and Computer Engineering building.

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Westboro Baptist pickets outside AT&T Stadium At the Texas Tech football game against Baylor University on Saturday, the Westboro Baptist Church protested in an area outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The group, known for its protests of football games, concerts and soldiers’ funerals, tweeted a picture and video of themselves wearing godhatesfags.com T-shirts and holding signs that read “Fag Bears,” “2 Gay Rights: AIDS & Hell,” as well as several other harsh messages. According to a Nov. 2 news release, the church group said it planned to picket both the Tech versus Baylor game and the University of Texas versus Oklahoma State University game to remind people college sports are riddled with fornication, predatory fags and raping coaches. ➤➤awillingham@dailytoreador.com

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TEXAS TECH TIGHT end Jace Amaro gets tackled by Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon during the first half of the Bears 6334 victory against the Red Raiders on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Amaro left for the remainder of the first half but returned during the second half.

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For one half of football, Texas Tech (7-4, 4-4) stood toe-to-toe with one of the more elite teams the Big 12 Conference has to offer — No. 5 Baylor (9-0, 6-0). The Red Raiders shook their first-half woes from the previous weeks, scoring 20 first-quarter points and jumping ahead 14-0 early in the contest, following two touchdown catches by junior tight end Jace Amaro. Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said the Red Raiders stuck around early, but in the long run could not keep up with the Bears. “I thought they had good energy early, but just faded as we got going,” he said. “Too many mistakes on all phases. We’re just not good on any side of the ball right now, and that’s all me. We’ve got a bye week and a big one down in Austin, and we have to get a lot better before we head down there.” Baylor was steadfast in its rebuttal. The Bears put their first points on the board when junior quarterback Bryce Petty completed a 40-yard touchdown pass to Levi Norwood. Following a 5-yard touchdown pass from freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield to senior receiver Eric Ward, the Bears scored 14 unanswered points, giving them a one-point lead at the completion of the first quarter. FOOTBALL continued on Page 8 ➤➤

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Catch the Engineering Bug event, hosted by Texas Tech’s Society of Women Engineers, brought middle school girls together to learn about the many different types of engineering. The event was hosted Nov. 16 in the Electrical and Computer Engineering building. Ashley Alston, an industrial engineering major from The Woodlands, said Texas Instruments sponsored the event to provide a free all-day event to the local area for middle school girls. Texas Instruments provided electrical engineering demonstrations, according to the Tech news Web page. The event hosted different demonstrations and stations about the different types of engineering during the morning, Alston said. The girls participated in hands-on activities during the afternoon, such as building a straw boat, a straw bridge and making a parachute for an egg drop. “One of the biggest goals of SWE is to outreach,” she said. Catch the Engineering Bug, according to the Society of Women Engineers website, brings 80 to 100 girls from the local surroundings to participate and learn about engineering. The society invites middle school girls from Lubbock and close neighboring towns, including Slaton and Post, to the event, Alston said. ENGINEERS continued on Page 3 ➤➤

Sweet Plantain performs as part of Presidential Lecture, Performance Series By JULIA PEÑA Staff Writer

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Sweet Plantain, a string quartet, performed in the Allen Theatre for the Presidential Lecture and Performance Series hosted by the College of Visual and Performing Arts on Friday. Members of the quartet included Earl Maneein, Joe Deninzon, Orlando Wells and Rubin Kodheli, according to the program. “We’re not your conventional string quartet,” Wells said. Rebekah Holmes, an art major from Carrollton, said the concert was unexpected and enjoyable. “Throughout the history of jazz,” Deninzon said, “people turned music they heard into what they wanted.” The band brings its classical music it was trained in, according to the Sweet Plantains ADVERTISING: 806-742-3384

website, and fuses it with the hip-hop, jazz improvisation and Latin rhythms to create music to entertain and educate. “I really enjoyed it,” Sarah Candler, a biology graduate student from Chattanooga, Tenn., said. “I thought it was cool how they brought in different styles.” Christine Rodriguez, a biology graduate student from Lubbock, said she loved hearing the traditional music of Puerto Rico and Cuba from a different point of view. The members of the band have extensive backgrounds and travel the world performing together, according to its website. Cody Lindley, a graduate student in arts administration, said he was constantly surprised. He said he liked how far the band went when the audience wasn’t expecting it.

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MIAMI (AP) — The first year of the Obama administration’s temporary reprieve for youth living in the country illegally has shown that any broader immigration reform effort would require the government to better prepare by streamlining application procedures and by providing more information about what documents are needed to apply to stay in America, experts say. Immigrant advocates say the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has worked relatively well. Still, many nonprofits and even some school districts reported serious growing pains as they stretched to accommodate the avalanche of requests related to the application process. The youth program is open to immigrants between the ages of 15 and 32 who came to the U.S. before they turned 16 and live here illegally, haven’t left the country since June 2007 and have had no felonies or serious misdemeanors. They must also have a high school diploma or equivalency, or be currently enrolled in school. A total of about 1.7 million people could be eligible for the program. The reprieve affects only a fraction of the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally who could be part of larger immigration reform legislation. However, because it’s the first major immigration change in many years, experts see it as a template for a more comprehensive, and no doubt more complicated, overhaul.

“DACA represents an important trial run for a larger legalization process, should one result from comprehensive immigration reform,” said Tom Wong, assistant professor of political science at the University California, San Diego, and one of several academics studying the program. Analyzing data from the initial phase of the program, Wong found possible undercounts of the number of eligible applicants in certain states, a trend that could carry over to a more comprehensive reform. Experts have also identified several hiccups that could be obstacles for broader reform: questions about what paperwork can be used to apply, sometimes long processing times and a lack of resources for local organizations, especially those serving Asian and other immigrants who don’t speak English or Spanish. The reprieve was up and running 60 days after it was announced in June 2012, and nearly 600,000 people have applied. DHS Spokesman Peter Boogaard cited the program as an example of the administration’s ability to quickly and successfully implement effective large-scale immigration programs. About three quarters of applicants have been approved. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency overseeing the program, is mostly selffunded through processing fees, which officials say allows it to keep up with demand.

POLICE BLOTTER parking lot. Thursday 6:12 p.m. — A Texas Tech 12:42 a.m. — A Tech officer officer arrested a student for arrested a student for public possession of marijuana and pos- intoxication, which occurred session of drug paraphernalia, in the Z-3L parking lot. The following a traffic violation. The student was transported to Lubviolation occurred in the 1800 bock County Jail. block of Flint Ave. The student 2:28 a.m. — A Tech officer was transported to Lubbock investigated criminal mischief, County Jail. Lubbock Wrecker which occurred in Murdough Service impounded the vehicle. Residence Hall. A ceiling tile 7:40 p.m. — A Tech officer was damaged. investigated a theft, which oc5 a.m. — A Tech officer curred in Weymouth Residence arrested a student for public Hall. Unsecured laundry was intoxication, which occurred in Chitwood Residence Hall. taken from a laundry room. 7:53 p.m. — A Tech officer The student was transported to investigated a traffic accident Lubbock County Jail. Information provided by B.J. without injuries and duty upon striking an unattended vehicle, Watson of the Texas Tech Police Department. which occurred in the C-11 NOVEMBER FOR RELEASE 16, 2013

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The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s Student National Medical Association hosted Celebration of Culture, a scholarship gala, to raise scholarship money for minority students in the School of Medicine. All of the money raised goes toward scholarship funds for minority medical students in SOM, said David Valdez, a medical student from Portsmouth, Va., and president of the Student National Medical Association. The silent auction had various products, including Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury’s sunglasses and a football he signed.

“Last year,” Valdez said, “we raised about $26,000.” The association gave away two scholarships this year, according to a news release, and put money toward building an endowment. The funds raised go to scholarships based on financial need for SOM students. “This year,” Valdez said, “we gave about $14,000 in scholarships to incoming medical students.” The association hopes to raise $28,000 to $30,000 this year, Valdez said. It has hosted the event for six years, and donations have grown every year, he said. Dr. Steven Berk, dean of SOM, said during the event the Student National Medical Asso-

ciation celebrated diversity from many different countries. Students were encouraged to wear the cultural dress from where they are from or that represented their heritage. Berk has been the dean for eight years, he said. “They are building up a very nice endowment,” Berk said. The event consisted of a dinner, silent auction, photo booth and entertainment performance, according to the release. “We’re going to keep trying to make it bigger and better,” Valdez said. This medical association, Berk said, is one of the oldest and diverse medical school organizations promoting diversity, community service and scholar-

ships. “Student National Medical Association,” Berk said, “has gotten larger and larger at the School of Medicine.” The organization also participates in many different activities, according to the release. The organization mentors high school students, organizes a community health fair, works with the undergraduate community and helps improve medical school curriculum and admissions. Membership of this organization, according to the release, includes more than 8,000 premedical and medical students, residents and physicians nationally. ➤➤jpeña@dailytoreador.com

West Texas couple and child S. Texas county faces juvenile jail overcrowding found, baby missing EDINBURG (AP) — A South Texas county that is the poorest in the nation and faces a booming population of young people is struggling with overcrowding at its juvenile jail facility. Most recently on Halloween, children at Hidalgo County’s juvenile jail again slept on the floor after the detention center exceeded its 96 beds, the McAllen Monitor reported Saturday. The $16.7 million, 137,000-squarefoot Judge Mario E. Ramirez Jr. Juvenile Justice Center opened in December 2007, replacing a previous facility that had 28 beds and also had overcrowding problems. But with a rapidly growing, relatively young population, the county has quickly outgrown the new facility. On Halloween, 110 juvenile offenders were housed at the center, and workers could only find 12 extra mattresses for them, the newspaper reported. Two of the inmates were given blankets to sleep on the concrete floor. “Who would figure we would need more than 12 mattresses?” Eddie Martinez, the jail’s facility administrator, told the newspaper. The Texas Administrative Code forbids the center from holding more than 96 juveniles. Repeat violations could lead to sanctions and cuts in funding. But District Court Judge Jesse Contreras said the alternative, releasing the offenders back out into the community, would be worse. He said the center must take inmates, even

when it has reached capacity. “Do we send them out, possibly hurting somebody else? Another student or another adult in the community? Or do we detain them?” Contreras asked. An audit by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department showed the center has been overcrowded several times since April. Martinez sent a letter informing Contreras about the situation and how overcrowding poses a risk to the inmates and the staff. He also sends the judge a daily headcount of the center’s population. This year, the number of referrals in the area is expected to reach 3,000, Contreras said. Referrals are reports about delinquent conduct handled by the Hidalgo County Juvenile Probation Department. That would mean a jump of 50 percent from what it was two years ago, the newspaper said. However, court delays and paperwork are also to blame for keeping juvenile offenders detained longer than necessary. Contreras said court records show 20-month-old pending cases missing basic information, including offense reports from police departments, delaying proceedings. Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra said his office will work with the court to fix any paperwork problems. Also, during the past three months, The Monitor observed Contreras routinely arrive late or delay hearings for hours without explanation.

EL PASO (AP) — Authorities say a couple and their 17-month-old toddler that were reported missing in El Paso have been found, but the whereabouts of their 5-month-old baby is unknown. The El Paso Police Department says in a statement 22-year-old Jeffrey Farrey, his wife, 20-year-old Jennay Farrey, and their 17-month-old son, Blake Farrey had been found in an undisclosed location in the continental United States and were taken into custody on

Sunday. They were reported missing on Friday. The family’s car, a 2007 Dodge Charger, was also found in the same place. The statement says 5-month-old Jackson Farrey was not found with his parents, and there is no additional information about his location. Police say the baby has a light complexion and short hair. They say the family’s dog is also missing.

Mexico officials find 8 bodies in border city of Ciudad Juarez MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators found the bodies of eight people at a home in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez on Sunday and said the dead were believed to be related. The victims were found bound and appeared to have been stabbed to death, according to Chihuahua state prosecutors. Prosecution spokesman Arturo Sandoval said the bodies were found early Sunday and apparently were members of the same extended family. He said exact ages were not yet available but three of the dead appeared to be children and five were adults. Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, saw a huge spike in drug-related violence between 2008 and 2011, but killings have declined over

the last year. Earlier Sunday, authorities in southern Mexico said they exhumed the bodies of seven men from clandestine graves near the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco. The prosecutors’ office in Guerrero state said the bodies were found in five shallow graves. Some of the bodies appeared to have been bound with cords. The graves were uncovered Saturday at a plant nursery in a rural area about a half hour from downtown Acapulco. Drug gangs frequently use such burial sites to dispose of the bodies of executed rivals. Once a glamorous beach resort, Acapulco in recent years has been the scene of turf battles between severalf small drug gangs.

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep through Midwest CHICAGO (AP) — Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept

across the Midwest on Sunday, causing extensive damage in several central Illinois communities, killing at least two people and even prompting officials at Chicago’s Soldier Field to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears game. Mark Styninger, the coroner of Washington County in southern Illinois, said an elderly man and his sister were killed around noon when a tornado hit their home in the rural community of New Minden. In central Illinois, the town of Washington appeared particularly hard-hit, with one resident saying

his neighborhood was wiped out in a matter of seconds by a tornado. “I stepped outside and I heard it coming. My daughter was already in the basement, so I ran downstairs and grabbed her, crouched in the laundry room and all of a sudden I could see daylight up the stairway and my house was gone,” Michael Perdun said Sunday afternoon in an interview with The Associated Press on his cellphone. “The whole neighborhood’s gone, (and) the wall of my fireplace is all that is left of my house.” By mid-afternoon it remained

unclear how many people were hurt. In a news release, the Illinois National Guard said it had dispatched 10 firefighters and three vehicles to Washington to assist with “immediate search and recovery operations in the tornado damaged area.” And Steve Brewer, chief operating officer at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria, said that four or five people had come to the hospital seeking treatment, but he described their injuries as minor. He said another area hospital had received about 15 patients, but did not know the severity of their injuries.


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Aid missions boost US troops’ readiness Texas residents take earthquakes in stride ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (AP) — As soon as Navy pilot Matthew Stafford puts his helicopter down in the village of Borongan, he is rushed by dozens of local men who form a line to unload the supplies and water he has flown in from the mothership, the USS George Washington aircraft carrier. Children swarm him as he breaks out a box of sweets. On the Philippine islands of Leyte and Samar that were shattered by Typhoon Haiyan, there is no doubt about it: the U.S. military has been a godsend. “It is awesome to see this,” says one grateful villager. “They are saving us.” But while U.S. military support can be critical when disasters like Haiyan strike, staging massive humanitarian relief missions for allies in need isn’t just about being a good neighbor. They can be a strategic and publicity goldmine for U.S. troops whose presence in Asia isn’t always portrayed in such a favorable light — and a powerful warning to countries that aren’t on board. “These disasters are not unique

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“Doing this,” Laura Hojnacki, a civil engineering major from Houston, said, “it gives them a little dabble into the life of an engineer.” Susan Grant, the university recruiting manager for Texas Instruments, said she believes it is important to raise awareness to middle school and high school students. Grant plans and sponsors different events for Texas Instruments. “It’s great to hear the girls brain-

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Sweet Plantain continues to educate students of New York City, according to its website. While on tour, the band attends schools to conduct workshops and performances to educate and inspire students. Wells said the band always is

only to the Philippines. It will send a signal to all of Southeast Asia, to Asia, that the U.S. is serious about its presence here,” said Philippine political analyst Ramon Casiple. “It’s easy to translate this capability for disaster handling into handling warfare. This is the new orientation of the task forces.” From the military perspective, humanitarian missions like the ongoing Operation Damayan in the Philippines offer concrete benefits — the chance to operate in far-flung places, build military-to-military alliances and get realistic training — that they may later apply to their primary mission, which will always be fighting and winning wars. “Crisis response planning is a skillset for the military, so when you have an opportunity to execute crisis response it’s good for your planning team,” said Rear Adm. Mark C. Montgomery, who commands the George Washington strike group, stationed offshore in the Gulf of Leyte. “So, sure, there is a benefit there. But in reality the reason we do this mission is because in the

Navy’s list of missions this is one of the significant efforts we plan for.” In the week since the disaster, the Philippines has started to receive support from military forces around the region. Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan have sent aircraft or personnel and more support is expected soon from Brunei, Great Britain, New Zealand and Thailand. But none has come close to matching the U.S. Equally importantly, America’s regional rival China has not sent any military personnel, and contributed relatively tiny financial aid. “This is being done in a big way that highlights the meager response of China — that’s the politics there. They’re saying China is not actually your friend in the region,” said Casiple “I’m sure China is watching and assessing,” he said. China announced Sunday it is ready to send rescue and medical teams to the Philippines, but did not say when the teams would depart.

storm,” Alston said. “The girls bring many different ideas to the table, and then they get to execute them.” After testing what the girls built, Alston said, she discussed what was right or wrong, and what could have been done better. “They get a better understanding of what each major is,” Hojnacki said. She said she knew what some engineering programs were, but there were a few options she had never heard of and did not know about other options until she attended Tech. The event is intended

to show girls there are many different types of engineering. The Society of Women Engineers, Alston said, tries to have different colleges and graduate students donate their time for the event. The society, according to its website, is a nonprofit organization that educates women and helps them succeed in engineering. It provides many different programs, networking opportunities, scholarships and advocacy and outreach activities.

teaching. One of its favorite things is to educate people, he said. The people the band educates occasionally have musical backgrounds, but usually they don’t, Wells said. Teaching helps build connections with a variety of people and build an audience while learning from each other. “We also learn from you guys, too,” Maneein said.

Sweet Plantain also visited a jazz class Nov. 15. “We listen to everything,” Wells said. “You’d be shocked and amazed at what you’ll find on our iPods.” The band revamped itself a few years ago, he said, to incorporate more styles. It also included more improvisation to become what the band is today.

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AZLE (AP) — Earlene Clouse reaches for her notebook and keeps a running tab every time the earth shakes under her North Texas home — seven times just in the past month. Yet like many others in the area who have seen a swarm of earthquakes in recent weeks, Clouse is not overly concerned. “It’s not like California, where they have big ones,” Clouse told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Even an earthquake on Nov. 9 that Clouse says “sounded like a sonic boom” registered a magnitude of only 3.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and that was the strongest of the bunch. Scientists believe many of the small earthquakes that have occurred in recent years in areas that are not generally prone to

such activity may be due to large amounts of wastewater being injected into underground wells. Much of the wastewater is from the oil and gas industry, and many injection wells are in areas where hydraulic fracturing has boomed in recent years. After a University of Texas study linked two injection wells near Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to a series of small tremors, Chesapeake Energy, the company that operated the underground landfills, closed the wells but insisted the connection had not been scientifically proven. Similar links, though, have been made between injection wells and earthquakes in Ohio, Arkansas and other areas that have seen a drilling boom. The Texas Railroad Commission says no injection wells have been closed due to earthquakes,

but it limits the amount of wastewater that can be injected daily, tailoring the volumes to the depth of a formation. “Being big enough to be felt, that’s a public relations problem,” for energy companies, said Art McGarr, head of the U.S. Geological Survey’s induced seismic activity unit. “But so far, the problems in Texas have been relatively small.” And so, residents sitting at Howell’s Cafe in Springtown laughed while swapping stories about the earthquakes as they munched on meatloaf, mashed potatoes and black-eyed peas. Barry Bobo said he was more worried about the trouble he got into at home after he told a local TV station, “I don’t know if it was an earthquake or my wife’s snoring,” than he was about the tremors.

Tense week ahead for United Nations climate talks WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.N. climate talks head into a tense final week Monday after the diplomatic effort to reduce global warming gases was hit by a series of setbacks, including Japan’s decision to ditch its voluntary emissions target. The two-decade-old negotiations have so far failed to achieve their goal of slashing emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases that scientists say are warming the planet. They don’t seem to be getting any closer after a tumultuous first week at this year’s session in Warsaw. Despite a tearful call for action from a delegate from the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, no major carbon polluter raised their pledges to cut emissions. Instead, Australia’s conservative government fulfilled a campaign promise and introduced a bill to scrap the country’s carbon tax, while Japan drastically scaled back its emissions target. The moves drew criticism from developing countries who say the world’s rich countries have a historical responsibility for climate change and should take the lead in fighting it. “We need to be very concerned with individual actions of developed countries that are backtracking (on) their commitments,” said Brazilian negotiator

Jose Marcondes de Carvalho. Most Australian economists agree that the country cannot achieve its voluntary target of reducing emissions by 5 percent by 2020 without industry paying a price on carbon. Japan said its initial target of reducing emissions by 25 percent from 1990 levels was unrealistic. Following the 2011 accident at the Fukushima DaiIchi nuclear power plant, Japan shut all its nuclear plants for safety checks and had to shift back to power coming from coal, oil and gas, all of which are heavy on CO2 emissions. Japan’s new target represents a 3 percent increase over 1990 emissions. Brazil, too, delivered bad news at the talks when it reported that annual destruction of its Amazon rainforest jumped by 28 percent after four straight years of declines. Scientists say that the main ways that humans are affecting the climate system is through the CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels and deforestation. Though no major decisions are on the agenda in Warsaw, the talks are meant to pave the way for a bigger global climate treaty in 2015. Environmental groups watching the first week of talks

were discouraged. “After one week, the world governments continue to disappoint their citizens who are fighting against catastrophic climate change and its devastating impacts,” said Martin Kaiser of Greenpeace. Climate activists are expected to stage protests Monday when a highprofile coal industry summit kicks off at Poland’s Economy Ministry. Coal is a major contributor to CO2 emissions and activists are outraged that coal-reliant Poland is presiding over the coal event at the same time as the U.N. climate conference. Several U.N. reports have warned that the world is running out of time to rein in emissions enough to avoid the most dangerous effects of warming. Still, the talks have been bogged down by disputes between rich and poor countries over emissions cuts and climate aid to help poor countries convert to cleaner energy sources and adapt to a shifting climate. Pointing to the typhoon damage in the Philippines, small island states and other vulnerable nations are also asking for a mechanism for compensation for the damage resulting from climate impacts such as rising seas.


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Gleinser: WBC protected by freedom of speech Lane: WBC hateful, surpasses freedom of speech

It’s hard to argue that the things they say and the actions they take are not offensive. They hide behind the Bible, while preaching hate and intolerance. Their picketing of military funerals is simply disgusting. I know if it were a relative of mine whose funeral was picketed, I’d be more than a little angry. Because the things they say and do are so offensive, some believe they should not be protected by the First Amendment and should be silenced. While I’d love to never hear from these wackos again, as someone who believes in the Constitution, I have to defend their right to free speech. From a practical standpoint, taking a w a y W B C ’s right to free speech would start a slippery slope. Sure, most people would agree their speech is offensive, but if you start censoring things the majority finds offensive, where does that end? The First Amendment, and specifically the freedom of speech, was designed to protect offensive speech. The revolutionary thoughts of the founding fathers were at one time considered offensive, especially by the British government. The free expression of ideas is necessary in a free society. Legally speaking, WBC has protection as well. The Supreme Court decided the case Snyder v. Phelps in 2011, where the father of a fallen Marine whose funeral was picketed by WBC filed a lawsuit against the church and its members. In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court upheld WBC’s First Amend-

If you start censoring things the majority finds offensive, where does that end?

ment protection, noting that because WBC’s speech was about matters of public concern, such as the future of the country and society’s tolerance of homosexuality, it fell under the protection of the Constitution, regardless of how offensive the speech might be. As the Supreme Court noted in Street v. New York, “the public expression of ideas may not be prohibited merely because the ideas are themselves offensive to some of their hearers.” While WBC picketed a military funeral, its members’ speech did not constitute a personal attack on the fallen Marine, Matthew Snyder, or his family. They simply used it as a platform to gain attention and spread their displeasure with the tolerance of homosexuality, particularly in the military. Their protest took place on public land outside the church, they were in full cooperation of the local laws, and they did not interfere with the funeral itself. I’m not saying they were in any way justified in their protest, but legally speaking, they were not in violation of the law. I understand the things they say are offensive. In all honesty, they make my blood boil. But that’s exactly the type of speech the First Amendment was designed to protect. Someone who truly believes in freedom of speech will fight for the right of another to say something completely antithetical to their own beliefs. That’s what freedom of speech is all about. George Orwell wrote, “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” No one wants to hear what these nutcases have to say, but if we’re truly a free country, we must put aside raw emotion and acknowledge their right to say it.

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hey’re mostly known for picketing the funerals of soldiers, holding signs that read “God Hates Fags” and “Pray For More Dead Soldiers.” Most people would call them a hate group, and they are labeled as such by both the AntiDefamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. The Westboro Baptist Church and its members, however, believe they are spreading what they call “God’s hate.” In the 2007 BBC documentary “The Most Hated Family in America,” writer and presenter Louis Theroux questioned the daughter of the church’s founder, Shelby PhelpsRoper, about if she ever considered that its protests “put people off of the word of Jesus Christ and the Bible.” Her response? Roper said, “You think our job is to win souls to Christ. All we do by getting in their face and putting these signs in front of them and these plain words is make what’s already in their heart come out of their mouth.” As mentioned in the Nov. 4 issue of The Daily Toreador, WBC scheduled a picket of the Texas Tech versus Baylor football game on Saturday in Arlington. Its reason for picketing the game, according to its website, was because “The students, parents, faculty and staff at these universities promote fag filth - all day, every day.” Just like the vast majority of anyone with a brain and soul, I find absolutely everything about WBC to be appalling. I honestly believe nobody but the 40 or so members who make up their “church” would morally support their protests and picketing. However, there are legal implications to be considered. The

family of fallen Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder filed a lawsuit against WBC for defamation, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress in 2006. After years of back-and-forth court battles, the Supreme Court eventually ruled in an 8-1 decision in favor of WBC, claiming its picketing was under special protection in the First Amendment. The WBC and its controversial protests are forcing Americans to decide how important our free speech is in relation to our concept of protected rights. So when does the Constitution’s protection of free speech need to be reconsidered? Most certainly in these times when WBC seems to no longer merely express its views and opinions, but rather verbally harassing families and other individuals. The one dissenter of the 2011 Supreme Court decision to uphold WBC’s protection of freedom of speech, Justice Samuel Alito, said of the case WBC was “brutally attacking” the fallen soldier. “Our profound national commitment to free and open debate is not a license for the vicious verbal assault that occurred in this case.” There is a distinct difference between free speech and hate speech, and WBC only seems fluent in the latter. Its demonstrations always directly target a

group or individual rather than a particular issue, and instead of providing an environment for healthy societal progress, the group simply rants about ridiculous issues of homosexuality. In fact, it is not spreading a message, but simply hoping to gain even more attention for itself by holding up incredibly offensive signs at locations that are completely inappropriate in relation to its supposed issue. This is why WBC should not be permitted to demonstrate in any public forum. If it changed the way it picketed, perhaps conversation surrounding the protection of its constitutional rights could be revisited. However, WBC continues to do nothing but spread its garbage. Luckily for the rest of us, Congress passed a bill in August 2012 that included restrictions on demonstrators at military funerals. The bill requires demonstrators to stay at least 300 feet away from the boundaries of the funeral location from 2 hours before until 2 hours after the scheduled time of the service. Although the Supreme Court still struggles with the balance of upholding the rights of WBC, whom I don’t doubt it considesr just as terrible as do the rest of us, the signing of this bill shows at least some progress toward silencing this sad, pathetic group of people.

There is a distinct difference between free speech and hate speech, and WBC only seems fluent in the latter.

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he freedoms guaranteed to Americans in the First Amendment have long been a topic of debate, particularly the right to free speech. Such freedom is not absolute. As the classic example goes, you can’t yell “fire” into a crowded theater when there is no fire. So exactly how far does that right extend? Where do we draw the line between what is protected and what is not? It’s a debate we’ll probably never stop having, which in a sense is a good thing. The debate gets especially interesting with regard to the Westboro Baptist Church, which announced its plans to picket Saturday’s Texas Tech football game against Baylor in Arlington. Naturally, it brings up some passionate opinions on both sides. WBC members have made media headlines through the years — most notably for their picketing of military funerals, claiming God is punishing America for its tolerance of homosexuality. They hold up signs with slogans such as, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers,” “God Hates You,” and, “America is Doomed.” Basically, they hate everyone who doesn’t believe exactly what they believe. First of all, I should make it clear that I neither support nor condone the actions or beliefs of WBC and its members, and neither does the vast majority of society. These nutjobs are nothing more than a stain on the fabric of Christianity.

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President Barack Obama’s health care plans might be the biggest thing he hopes to accomplish in his eight years in office, but they might also be what condemn him in the history books as a bad or faulty president. Like most previous commanders in chief, Obama will be remembered not by the overall impact of his time spent in the oval office but by the one or two occurrences which made the biggest splash. Except for those dedicated to specific individuals or time periods, historical accounts don’t have the time or space to go over each and every president’s victories and errors. In Obama’s case, the hectic rollout of the Affordable Care Act

has definitely caused the biggest splash. Though certain bumps in the road — such as the temporary government shutdown — cannot be attributed solely to the Democratic Party or the Obama administration, enough errors have compiled to make the whole health care law look like a series of mishaps. Most are by now aware of the faulty Affordable Care Act website which has disallowed thousands of Americans to receive or sign up for the health care they were promised leading up to the act’s establishment. The Obama administration recently released that only 26,794 people have been able to enroll in the act via the website as a result of its clunky, poor setup. When you consider the grand promises made by the Obama administration, 26,000 is really quite pathetic.

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Additionally, many people have felt betrayed by what they feel have been blatant lies from Obama and his administration. Obama’s vehement promises that Americans will be allowed to keep their doctors or keep their health care plans if they so desire have proven to be false. Since the implementation of the act, thousands of American citizens have received notification of cancellation of their current plans, which goes directly against what our president previously assured us. As what might seem like outright betrayal or dishonesty, this revelation has set the president back quite a bit in terms of public approval. A Quinnipiac poll, taken earlier this week, revealed that 52 percent of Americans find Obama “not honest and trustworthy.” Compared to the approval rating of nearly 70 percent Obama had in early 2009, this is cer-

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tainly a turn for the worse. In general, Obama’s approval rating — according to Gallup polls — has been falling steadily from that point to today. However, there is a difference between “approving” of a president and finding him to be “honest.” In an effort to recover from these setbacks, Obama introduced a new law on Thursday, Nov. 14, allowing all Americans can keep aforementioned cancelled health care plans for one year until both the public and companies can adjust to the changes. This move will most likely do a lot to improve people’s feelings toward Obama, as those who found themselves without a health care plan and unable to sign up for one are now once again furbished with their old plan. A USA Today article reports the president as having said: “I think it’s fair to say that the rollout has been rough so far.”

Despite the obvious understatement of this sentence, it is good that Obama is recognizing that some things that were messed up, untrue or didn’t happen need to be accounted for. Add to this the apology he already issued about the broken promises of being able to keep plans, and you’ve got quite a bit of apology. As he demonstrated with the new law implemented Thursday, apologies are not enough. By giving people a year to adjust to the new system and to look for a good replacement plan for health care, Obama has found a compromise under which he can save a little bit of face, and the public can ease their transition into “Obamacare” America. Is this recent development enough to save Obama from everlowering public opinion polls? Probably not. But it shows that he is willing to do more than just say, “I’m sorry,” in an effort to alleviate Copyright © 2013 Texas Tech University Student Media/The Daily Toreador. All DT articles, photographs and artwork are the property of The DT and Student Media and may not be reproduced or published without permission. The Daily Toreador is a designated public forum. Student editors have the authority to make all content decisions without censorship or advance approval.

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Taking advantage of last college days In less than a month, I will walk the stage in my cap and gown, shake Chancellor Kent Hance’s hand and cry as I think about how my life as I know it is over. To say I have YOLOed these past few months is an understatement. I came to the realization that I soon will no longer be able to head to Broadway for a drink special, stay up until 11 p.m. just for a Whataburger honey butter chicken biscuit, and not regret my decisions. With that said, why wouldn’t I head to Cricket’s on a Monday night to rock “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” on karaoke while I still can? There are only so many days left in my youth to do it. The mainstream bars — so to say — aren’t the only ones I’m circulating. I also am trying to

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visit bars I haven’t experienced before. This past weekend I went to Louie Louie’s piano bar. I sang some “classic” songs including, “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Wrecking Ball” and “Friends in Low Places.” I left my table to dance like a crazy woman, not caring what people thought because as a 23-year-old college student, that’s somewhat expected. Don’t make me grow up. I also am utilizing sleeping in the middle of the afternoon.

As a student editor for a daily newspaper, my sleep schedule is far from regular. After a morning class and before my night shift at work, I often sleep in Editorin-chief Kassidy Ketron’s office. I bend my legs in odd forms and bundle up on two chairs to pass out for a couple of hours. Assuming I land a 9-to-5 job in the near feature, I don’t think it will be acceptable to sleep in a working environment. With that said, I’m soaking up the greatness of afternoon naps while I can. And maybe the thing I will miss most is defending my poor taste in music and movies. For example, this year I saw One Direction’s movie at midnight. Yes, some might argue I’m too old for that kind of behavior, but as soon as I’m a working

woman, I can’t imagine it being acceptable at all. As soon as I graduate, I have to immediately start viewing foreign films with a deeper meaning. Can I still attend Taylor Swift concerts or do I now have to attend symphonies and pretend to appreciate the finer things in life? I can’t go see a movie just because Zac Efron is in it. Instead, I have to tell people I’m seeing it for its historical context and my fascination with the Kennedys. God help me. I’m less than a month away from changing my life drastically. You can find me at Whataburger, Cricket’s or Kassidy’s office. Skinner is a senior public relations major from Garland and The DT’s managing editor. ➤➤ pskinner@dailytoreador.com

Jolie, Martin moved to tears at Governors Awards LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury were moved to tears at the film academy’s fifth annual Governors Awards. Each of the entertainers accepted honorary Oscar statuettes Saturday at a private dinner at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Italian costume designer Piero Tosi was also honored, but did not attend the ceremony. Jolie received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Before guests including Brad Pitt and a man Jolie cited as “my hero,” WWII veteran and Olympian Louis Zamperini, the 38-year-old actress-director became emotional as she thanked her late mother, whom she said inspired her to think of others

and give back. “To stand here today means I did as she asked,” Jolie said. “And if she were alive, she’d be very proud.” Tom Hanks and Martin Short helped present Martin with his honorary Oscar, which Short described as “the highest honor an actor can receive in midNovember.” Accepting recognition for his distinguished career, Martin said, “I can’t possibly express how I excited I am tonight, because the Botox is fresh.” But the 68-year-old got misty eyed as he reflected on the dear friends he’s made during his five decades in film. “I knew I wasn’t going to make it through this speech,” he said.

“I read it to my dog this morning and wept.” Lansbury recited a list of her famous co-stars as she accepted her honorary Academy Award: Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Lawrence Olivier and Orson Welles. With her two brothers, three children and three grandchildren in tow, the 88-year-old actress’ voice cracked as she thanked movies and acting for rescuing her after the death of her husband. She said sharing the Governors Awards ceremony with her family was better than “shivering with hope” during her three Oscar nominations, none of which resulted in statuettes. “You can’t imagine how happy

Trial to decide fate of Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy Warhol’s artwork has always grabbed attention and sparked discussion, but one of his portraits of Farrah Fawcett is about to receive scrutiny of a different kind in a Los Angeles courtroom. The case centers on a relatively simple question: does one of Warhol’s depictions of Fawcett belong to her longtime lover, Ryan O’Neal, or should it join its twin at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin? To decide the case, jurors will hear testimony and see evidence focused on Warhol and O’Neal’s friendship, his relationship with Fawcett and the actress’ final wishes. The panel will likely get insight into Warhol’s creation of the Fawcett image, which was based on a Polaroid photo the artist took of the “Charlie’s Angels” star in 1980. The image, one of the main attractions in a 2011 exhibit on portraiture at UT’s Blanton Museum of Art, features an unsmiling Fawcett looking out from the canvas. Warhol painted her lips red and her eyes green in an otherwise uncolored image.

Jury selection in the trial is expected to begin this week, with O’Neal and possibly Fawcett’s “Charlie’s Angels” co-star Jaclyn Smith taking the witness stand. The case resumes on Wednesday, when lawyers will argue what evidence will be admitted during the trial, which is expected to take two weeks. Fawcett decreed in her will that all her artwork go to the school, yet O’Neal insists that Warhol gave him a copy of the portrait as a gift and it belongs to him. Warhol’s art continues to garner attention and high prices. His painting of the immediate aftermath of a car crash sold for $105 million at auction last week, although the value of his Fawcett portrait is at dispute in the case. Estimates range from $600,000 to more than $10 million, according to filings in the case. University of Texas’ lawyers contend O’Neal improperly removed the portrait from Fawcett’s condominium after her 2009 death. The Oscarnominated actor had the artwork moved there to prevent it from being damaged by the salty air at his

beachside home and had the right to retrieve it, his lawyers argue. O’Neal has countersued the university, seeking the return of a cloth napkin that Warhol drew hearts on and gave as a gift to Fawcett and the actor. “It is a precious memento of his life with Ms. Fawcett, the love of his life, with whom he was romantically involved for 30 years up until the time of her death,” O’Neal’s lawyers wrote in a trial brief. “Because O’Neal’s Warhol portrait is an heirloom, he never intends to, nor will sell it.” The university says the case is about honoring Fawcett’s final wishes. “We simply want to honor and respect the charitable intent and wishes of Farrah Fawcett,” UT’s Vice Chancellor for External Relations Randa S. Safady wrote in a statement. “It is indisputable that in Ms. Fawcett’s living trust, she named the University of Texas at Austin as the sole beneficiary of all of her works of art, including artwork she created and all objects of art that she owned, for charitable purposes.”

and proud I feel, really undeserving of this gorgeous golden chap,” she said. The crowd inside the Ray Dolby Ballroom was like a who’swho of the upcoming awards season. Besides guests such as Diane Keaton, Octavia Spencer, Geoffrey Rush, Emma Thompson and Harrison Ford were stars of some of the year’s most acclaimed films, including Michael B. Jordan of “Fruitvale Station,” Idris Elba and Naomie Harris of “Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom,” Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and director Steve McQueen of “12 Years a Slave,” Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto of “Dallas Buyers Club” and Amy Adams and director David O. Russell of “American Hustle.”

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‘Thor’ holds box-office top spot with $38.5M NEW YORK (AP) — In an unlikely battle of sequels, “Thor: The Dark World” bested “The Best Man Holiday” at the box office. Disney’s “Thor: The Dark World” continued its box-office reign with $38.5 million in its second week of release, according to studio estimates Sunday. Opening 15 years after the original “The Best Man,” Universal’s “The Best Man Holiday” opened strongly with $30.6 million. Drawing an overwhelmingly female and African-American audience, “The Best Man Holiday” was a surprise challenger for the mighty “Thor.” The R-rated romantic comedy, with an ensemble cast including Morris Chestnut and Taye Diggs, debuted with more than three times the box office of 1999’s “The Best Man.” That film opened

with $9 million. Marvel’s Norse superhero, however, has been hammering audiences around the globe. “Thor: The Dark World” made $52.5 million internationally over the weekend, bringing its worldwide total to $479.8 million. With Chris Hemsworth as the title character and Tom Hiddleston as the popular villain Loki, the Thor franchise has proven to be one of Marvel’s most successful. Just as “Thor” approached the half-billion mark, Warner Bros.’ space adventure “Gravity” crossed it in its seventh week of release. “The Best Man Holiday” was the only new wide-release opening over the weekend, as the marketplace clears out for the release of “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” In limited release, Alexander Payne’s

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black-and-white Midwest road trip “Nebraska” opened in four locations with a strong $35,000 per theater average for Paramount Pictures. Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” was originally slated to open, but was postponed to Dec. 25 by Paramount. Expected to be one of the year’s biggest debuts, Lionsgate’s “Catching Fire” will abruptly close the box-office window for “Thor” next weekend. “Catching Fire” opened in Brazil over the weekend, earning $6.3 million. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

Calif. boy with leukemia wows crowds as ‘Batkid’ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 5-year-old Northern California boy who has battled leukemia for years became a darling of social media and attracted thousands of fans at home and around the country — including the president — as he took on the persona of his favorite superhero. Dressed in Batman’s signature cape and mask, Miles Scott faced foe after foe around San Francisco on Friday, drawing huge crowds and fulfilling his greatest wish in the process. The White House sent out a tweet encouraging Batkid to “Go get ‘em!” and in a video recording, President

Barack Obama said, “Way to go, Miles! Way to save Gotham!” Batkid was called into service by Police Chief Greg Suhr and spent the day zooming from one “crime scene” to the next. Accompanied by an adult Batman impersonator, Batkid rescued a damsel in distress from cable car tracks, captured the Riddler as he robbed a bank, and saved the San Francisco Giants mascot — Lou Seal — from the Penguin’s clutches. Miles was able to fulfill his wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the city and volunteers who stepped forward to help.

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Batkid had a police escort worthy of a dignitary as he sped around the city in a black Lamborghini with Batman decals, with officers blocking traffic and riding alongside him on motorcycles. “I think it might be the first time a Lamborghini had a booster seat,” said Patricia Wilson, the executive director for Make-a-Wish in the Greater Bay Area. The crowds grew after each stop, reaching into the thousands by the time Miles got to Union Square for lunch at the Burger Bar atop Macy’s. Spectators climbed trees and clambered up lampposts, and police and organizers struggled to keep a path open for the motorcade, which drove past onlookers lining the streets six deep for several blocks. At Batkid’s stop in the city’s Russian Hill neighborhood, a woman sat on the cable car tracks in a dress and thigh-high black boots. She had a handkerchief around her mouth, and her hands were bound behind her back. Batman and Batkid sprang into action, with the aid of a trampoline, as the crowd roared. They rescued the woman and disabled a plastic replica bomb she was tied to.

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Report: German collector hid art out of ‘love’ BERLIN (AP) — The recluse German collector who kept a priceless trove of art, possibly including works stolen by the Nazis, hidden for half a century says he did so because he “loved” them and that he wants them back. Cornelius Gurlitt told German magazine Der Spiegel in an interview published Sunday that he wanted to protect the collection built up by his late father Hildebrand, an art dealer commissioned by the Nazis to

sell works that Adolf Hitler’s regime wanted to get rid of. Bavarian authorities say they suspect the elder Gurlitt may have acquired pictures taken from Jews by the Nazis — and that this may lead to restitution claims by the original owners or their heirs. In his first extensive interview since the case was revealed two weeks ago, Gurlitt told Der Spiegel that everybody needs something to love. “And I loved nothing more in life than my pictures,” the magazine quoted him

as saying. The death of his parents and sister were less painful to him than the loss of the 1,406 paintings, prints and drawings by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henry Matisse and Max Liebermann that authorities hauled out of his apartment last year, he told the magazine. Der Spiegel said a reporter spent several days interviewing the collector while he traveled from his home in Munich to visit a doctor in another city last week.

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Final home game equals first round win By DAWIT HAILE Staff Writer

Starting fast was not a problem for Texas Tech during the first round of the NCAA Division I women’s soccer tournament because it defeated Minnesota 3-0. The first-round win broke Tech’s record of nine home wins during a single season in its final game at home. Senior Jessica Fuston said setting a new record during the final home game of her career as a Red Raider was amazing, but the record was not in mind during the game. Winning in front of the home fans at the John Walker Soccer Complex was a top priority, Fuston said. “We’re not going to lose on our home field,” Fuston said. “We’re going to keep going and keep pushing.” Tech almost recorded a goal during the first six minutes of the game off of a corner kick. Minnesota attempted to clear the ball from its box, but headed the ball to Tech, which proceeded to head the

ball right back. However, the early strike simply glanced off the top cross bar. This quick scoring chance did not relax Tech, though. The Red Raiders gained a 5-2 shot advantage. This persistence proved fruitful for their efforts, when a long cross was delivered over the heads of the Golden Gophers. Sophomore forward Janine Beckie retrieved the ball before it harmlessly went out of bounds. Beckie was not in a position to score, so she tapped the ball to Fuston. Fuston was left in a one-on-one matchup with a Golden Gophers’ defender. She made a move to beat the defender, and let go a shot from 10 yards out on the left side of the goal box. Fuston’s ball floated over freshman goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs’ outstretched hand into the top-right corner of the net. Despite scoring a goal during the ninth minute, the Red Raiders’ momentum eventually slowed down. The Golden Gophers maintained control of the ball on the Red Raiders’ half for the latter part

of the first half. Fortunes turned in Tech’s favor when Beckie recovered the ball from a deflection off of a Minnesota defender. This gave her the opportunity to launch the ball from 18 yards out and extend the lead to 2-0. Tech coach Tom Stone said Minnesota was a difficult team to play against and then some. The first 20 minutes Tech kicked at all cylinders, Stone said. Pressure was constantly applied by Tech, but after the first goal the pressure ceased. “Soon as we took our foot off the gas the slightest bit then you saw the real quality of Minnesota,” Stone said. “They were big. They were powerful. They were coming at us. They put a lot of pressure on us, and they dominated the last 20 minutes of the half.” Stone felt fortunate to establish a 2-0 lead even though Minnesota manhandled Tech for much of the first half, he said. The two-goal deficit did not stop Minnesota from fighting. Minnesota kicked eight shots and had eight corner

kicks to get on the board. However, senior goalkeeper Victoria Esson only made one save throughout the game. Minnesota’s fate was sealed after Beckie scored with 10 minutes left in the game. Junior defender Jaelene Hinkle fed a long cross to Beckie. Once Beckie had control, she performed a cutback move and placed the ball in the opposite corner of the net. Minnesota coach Stefanie Golan said Beckie is so lethal because she can score from everywhere around the box. There is a variety of ways Beckie can score, Golan said. She has the ability to simply run past the defense and strike from a distance. “I would take her on my team,” Golan said. Tech looks to come out fast again with Beckie during the second round when it faces its old Big 12 Conference rival, Texas A&M. The game is set for Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C., the time has yet to be determined. ➤➤dhaile@dailytoreador.com

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TEXAS TECH DEFENDER Jaelene Hinkle steals the ball from Minnesota Friday at John Walker Soccer Complex. The Red Raiders defeated the Golden Gophers 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Philadelphia Eagles beat Washington Redskins 24-16 to take first place PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Byebye losing streak. There’s a new firstplace team in the NFC East. Nick Foles threw for 298 yards and ran for a touchdown, LeSean McCoy had two TDs rushing and the Philadelphia Eagles snapped a 10-game home losing streak with a 24-16 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. A year after finishing 4-12 under Andy Reid, Chip Kelly’s Eagles (6-5) are first in the NFC East. They’re a half-game ahead of idle Dallas (5-5). The defending division champion Redskins fell to 3-7. The Eagles hadn’t won at the Linc in 413 days since defeating the New York Giants on Sept. 30, 2012. Down 24-0 in the fourth quarter, the Redskins rallied behind Robert Griffin III’s TD passes of 62 yards

to Darrel Young and 41 yards to Aldrick Robinson and both 2-point conversions. RG3 then drove the Redskins to the Eagles 18 before his pass off his back foot was intercepted by Brandon Boykin in the end zone. Foles didn’t throw any TD passes after tossing 10 in the past two games. But he still hasn’t thrown an interception this year, extending his streak to 199 passes without a pick. Foles tied an NFL record with seven TD passes in a win at Oakland two weeks ago and followed it with three more in a victory at Green Bay. Missing three defensive starters didn’t seem to bother the Eagles in the first three quarters. The defense pressured and harassed RG3, sacking him four times and forcing one turnover. But Philadelphia needed a late

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No. 1 Texas proves too much for Tech By JEREMY KRAKOSKY Staff Writer

The Texas Tech volleyball team competed against No. 1 Texas at 1 p.m. Saturday in the United Spirit Arena. Tech entered the match with a 9-19 record overall and 2-10 record in Big 12 Conference play. After winning the National Championship last season, Texas boasted an 18-2 overall record and a perfect 11-0 in the Big 12. The Lady Raiders were defeated in a three-set sweep with scores of 25-12, 25-13 and 25-17. Tech coach Don Flora said the team’s effort was commendable until the end, but Texas took advantage of every mistake Tech made. “There were points where we played well, but there were stretches where we allowed one point to turn into two,” he said. “We are usually pretty good about letting (Texas) get their crushes, get a kill, make a big play and just move on to the next play. Today I think we let it affect us more.” The first set started off tight as the game was tied at 5-5. Junior outside hitter Haley Eckerman, who had five kills during the first set, led Texas. Eckerman won back-to-back Big 12 Player of the Week honors and had a season-high 25 kills during Texas’

previous match, according to the Big 12 website. Flora said Tech received more than it was expecting from No. 1 Texas. “That was the best they have played in a month,” he said. “Usually they make one or two more serving errors, one or two more passing, and a few more attack errors. They kept their errors to a real minimum.” After the first two sets of the match, the Red Raiders committed 16 total errors, while the Longhorns had three. Tech’s junior outside hitter Breeann David had a great game with a team-high 13 kills and said she knew exactly what to expect from a dominant Texas team. “They’re just really big. They can hit over the block, they can hit around the block,” she said. “UT is just a really good team and you have to give them credit. If I were five inches taller that would have helped a little bit.” The Longhorns’ taller players gave the team a clear advantage as they had 40 kills and 10 blocks for the match compared to Tech’s 28 kills and one block. Tech sophomore outside hitter Jenna Allen also played well with nine kills and a team-high 10 digs. Allen said she was proud of the way her team competed.

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TEXAS TECH LIBERO Rachel Brummitt shanks the ball as she dives after an attack during the Red Raiders' 3-1 victory against Kansas State on Nov. 6 in the United Spirit Arena. Brummitt has 539 digs this season, a Tech record.

“They’re No. 1 in the country and, honestly, it’s the most fun game for me,” she said. “We didn’t play bad. They’re a really tough team, but we can walk away and say we put our heart into it, then we have no regrets.” True freshman setter Marguerite Grubb had her first career home start and led the Lady Raiders with seven assists during the first set. Flora said he liked what he saw from Grubb’s performance.

“Grubb has been working really hard, and she’s earned it,” he said. “She’s starting to locate her hits, she’s working defensively, and she’s been serving it well. Both Grubb and (Emily) Ruetter are really good setters. It’s nice to have two great setters on the team.” The Lady Raiders battled hard during the third set and stayed within five points almost the whole game. The Longhorns scored the last three

McGloin leads Raiders over Texans, 28-23 Football↵

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Matt McGloin won the battle of undrafted free-agent quarterbacks on Sunday. McGloin threw three touchdown passes in his first NFL start and the Oakland Raiders extended the Houston Texans’ franchiserecord skid to eight games with a 2823 victory on Sunday in coach Gary Kubiak’s return from a mini-stroke. McGloin was 18 of 32 for 197 yards in place of an injured Terrelle Pryor. Houston’s Case Keenum, also an undrafted free agent, was benched after Houston’s offense stalled in the third quarter. McGloin threw touchdown

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the play and the screaming match continued on the sidelines, a clear indication of the frustration on a disappointing team that was supposed to contend for a Super Bowl. It was the first time since 2011 that two undrafted free-agent quarterbacks have started in the same game. The last time came when Kansas City’s Tyler Palko met Chicago’s Caleb Hanie on Dec. 4, 2011. Kubiak replaced Keenum with Schaub after Houston’s first three drives of the second half all ended in punts. Schaub was terrible early this season and hadn’t played since Oct. 13, after he was benched following an injury.

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Petty completed 17 of 31 pass attempts for 335 yards and three touchdowns. Ward’s touchdown catch moved the senior into sole possession of third place all-time for career touchdowns at Tech and granted him the No. 5 spot on ESPN’s Top-10 plays Saturday night. The one-handed, juggling catch was the forced result of a defensive penalty that went unnoticed, Ward said. “The reason I had to catch with one hand is the guy was holding,” he said. “I mean I just did my job. I mean, the ball was in the air, I did the best I could to bring it down with the catch, and it ended up being a touchdown to help the team.” Baylor averages 61 points per game, so the team was able to maintain its scoring averages. It was no surprise Baylor’s offense was going to continue light-

points of the set to finish the sweep with a final score of 25-17. Another key statistic for the match was hitting percentage. Texas leads the Big 12 with 27.9 percent and it topped that with 40.7 percent against Tech. Tech’s junior libero Rachel Brummitt continued her record-breaking season with seven digs. She now has 539 for the year, a Tech volleyball record.

The Lady Raiders’ next matchup is against Oklahoma at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the USA. Flora said the team looks to come out strong and improve its 9-20 record. “We are going to be more aggressive attacking,” Flora said. “We need to take good cuts. It’s sort of like baseball, when you go out there, make sure you have a good at bat. We need to make good swings and take our cuts.”

ing up the scoreboard, Kingsbury said, but Tech failed to limit the scoring opportunities. “We knew that they were going to score,” he said. “They’ve scored on everybody. It’s a great offense; it really is. Their offensive line does a tremendous job. (Petty) is really good and receivers (were) everywhere. We knew they’d score; we just had to limit it and limit our mistakes, and we didn’t do that. We turned it over too many times.” The game would’ve been tied, however senior kicker and Lou Groza award finalist Ryan Bustin missed the extra point that followed Ward’s touchdown. At halftime, Tech trailed Baylor by one point. However, the Bears scored 21 unanswered points out of the gate during the second half, and the Red Raiders were dust in the wind. The Bears rushed for more than 100 yards and three touchdowns during the third quarter, while keeping Tech to one touchdown for the duration of the quarter. There are too many players on

defense with their own agenda, junior linebacker Sam Eguavoen said. “I mean we’re getting to the ball, but guys just aren’t finishing,” he said. “We’ve got to run our feet and tackle. I really can’t explain it. You’ve just got to look at yourself in the mirror and just do what you’ve got to do. That’s our problem. Too many guys are worrying about being Superman on the field. We’ve all just got to worry about our job and do what we’re supposed to do.” The Red Raiders have a bye week to refocus following four consecutive losses. Tech returns to the field at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 when it faces Texas. Junior tight end Jace Amaro was briefly injured during the game against the Bears, but he finished the game and is expected to be available for the Red Raiders’ season finale against the Longhorns. “(Tech’s athletic training staff) did all the protocol for concussion testing, and he was clear,” Kingsbury said.

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