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  • Cowboys Rescue City From Stampede, Then Give The Most Hilarious TV Interview Ever

    01/17/2016 6:53:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1-16-16 | The Federalist Staff
    Two cowboys at Texas Tech University hilariously explain to a reporter how they saved their city from a stampede of runaway cows. When a pair of runaway cows got loose in downtown Lubbock, Texas, several cowboy members of the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team were deployed to coral the bovine trouble makers. What happened next will make you want to move to Texas immediately. The video, which appears to have originally been broadcast in 2011 but went viral earlier this week, is 5 minutes and 39 seconds of pure hilarity. Sherrod Greeson - cowboy, hero, patriot, student - explains in...
  • Trayvon Martin’s father to keynote ‘black excellence’ gala

    02/03/2015 7:57:23 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 2/2/2015 | Olaf Ekberg
    Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, will speak at Texas Tech’s Black Excellence Gala, according to KFYO. The event is being hosted by the Iota Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, to commemorate Black History month. “We are more than excited to bring Tracy Martin to Texas Tech to aid in the efforts of diversity the university is working toward,” said Bobby Akinboro, social chairman of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity in a news release. “We hope this event brings about a revitalization of humanity of all people, no matter race.”
  • Politically-Challenged: Texas Tech Edition (video)

    11/04/2014 3:21:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 28, 2014 | PoliTech
    Texas Tech's new student political organization PoliTech goes to campus to see how much our students know about their nation's politics! You might be surprised.
  • Texas Tech suspends Amber Battle after altercation with football player

    07/04/2014 9:36:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | July 4, 2014 | Scooby Axson
    Texas Tech suspended women's basketball player Amber Battle for the month of November for her involvement in an altercation with former football player Nigel Bethel, the school announced Friday. Battle and Bethel reportedly got in a fight during a pickup basketball game on Tech's campus. Bethel was dismissed from the football program last week, with the school saying "Texas Tech Athletics does not tolerate violence against women." Bethel also faces felony assault charges because of the incident.
  • Media too quick to label Texas Tech fan a racist

    02/14/2014 6:48:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 13, 2014 | Phil Mushnick
    Last Saturday, Marcus Smart, a 19-year-old Oklahoma State player, shoved a fan (as in perfect attendance fanatic) named Jeff Orr, a 52-year-old who apparently chooses to devote his time and money to closely following Texas Tech basketball, which is played by kids. There are tons of Jeff Orrs. I don’t get it, and the more I see it — and it’s everywhere — the less I get it. There are thousands of otherwise well-adjusted adults who just can’t get close enough to college basketball teams. They begin to pant; their hearts go pitter-patter.
  • Texas Tech opens Free Market Institute

    03/11/2013 4:30:05 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 25 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | March 7, 2013 | unattributed
    Institute funded by $4M gift from anonymous West Texas cattle rancher Tech officially opens Free Market Institute Texas Tech officials on Wednesday announced the opening of the new Free Market Institute designed to research and educate students, the Lubbock community and the nation on the benefits of free-market economics. Benjamin Powell will head the institute. He is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute, a newspaper columnist and a visiting professor in the Rawls College of Business, according to a Tech news release. Powell was editor of “Making Poor Nations Rich: Entrepreneurship and the Process of Development” and co-editor of...
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at
  • (Mike) Leach to coach at Washington State

    11/30/2011 2:21:10 PM PST · by illiac · 16 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | 11/20/11 | FOX Sports
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Mike Leach has reached an agreement to be the new football coach at Washington State. Cougars at a glance Looking for the latest news on the Cougars? Get the inside slant, stats, scores, schedules and more scoops right here An official within the athletic department told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Leach has reached a verbal agreement to replace Paul Wulff, but has not signed a contract.
  • Udder confusion: Cows flee cops on Marsha Sharp Freeway

    10/14/2011 1:26:01 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 35 replies
    KCBD Lubbock ^ | 10-14-2011 | Staff
    LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Two cows caused a traffic jam Friday morning when they got loose on the Marsha Sharp Freeway. The cows were being loaded up from the Texas Tech Animal and Food Sciences Center when they made a break for it. It took a combination of 10 police units and ropers from the Texas Tech ranching team to catch them both. One cow was caught off the MSF between Quaker Avenue and Slide Road. The other cow jumped through a law office window before being captured on 19th Street and Avenue Q behind Lubbock High School. The cows...
  • Convicted Disease Doc Won't Be Charged in MIA Scare

    09/03/2010 11:27:11 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | September 3, 2010 | WILLARD SHEPARD and BRIAN HAMACHER
    Scientist found with suspicious item at airport did prison time for plague sample flap -- A world-renowned Texas scientist specializing in infectious diseases who was once charged with smuggling dangerous samples of plague bacteria into the U.S. was questioned by authorities after a suspicious item found in his luggage caused a massive evacuation at Miami International Airport Thursday night. Dr. Thomas C. Butler, 70, was questioned by agents with the FBI and Miami-Dade police Friday after a suspicious item was found in his checked luggage by a MIA baggage screener Thursday night, sources told NBC Miami.... Friday, it was learned...
  • Videos show Leach dressing down team

    03/12/2010 6:43:39 AM PST · by Raider Sam · 15 replies · 759+ views
    ESPN Dallas ^ | March 12, 2009 | Jeff Caplan
    After a 20-13 victory over Baylor on Nov. 28, 2009, Leach is seen criticizing his players and ripping into them for thinking a close loss to Texas was acceptable. "There's a couple of you guys that your current living situation is going to change," Leach says. "We've got several of you, particularly on offense, all you do is pull mediocrity out of one another. Well, you're going to live somewhere else. Last time I checked, we're paying the [expletive] bills." After a 42-21 victory over Kansas on Oct. 31, 2009, Leach questions a group of players and calls them "God...
  • Texas Tech Hires Tuberville to Coach Red Raiders

    01/09/2010 3:49:24 PM PST · by slag · 5 replies · 469+ views
    ABC News/ESPN Sports ^ | January 9, 2010 | BETSY BLANEY
    Tommy Tuberville was hired on Saturday by Texas Tech to replace Mike Leach as the Red Raiders' coach. The school announced the decision in a release and said that Tuberville will be introduced on Sunday. Leach was fired last month amid allegations he mistreated a player who suffered a concussion. Tuberville stepped down at Auburn in December 2008, ending a 10-year tenure that included a perfect season and a string of teams that contended for Southeastern Conference championships.
  • Craig James IS Interested in U.S. Senate Seat

    01/07/2010 7:31:52 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 5 replies · 692+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-07-10 | Bob McCarty
    Craig James Rumor #6, as seen yesterday in my post, Rumors Swirl Around Texas Tech Coaching Scandal, can now be confirmed as 100 percent true! According to this report on Dallas' WFAA-TV, Craig James is eyeing the U.S. Senate seat now held by Kay Bailey Hutchison.
  • Craig James (ESPN Analyst) eyeing politics, not ruling out U.S. Senate run

    01/07/2010 5:21:32 PM PST · by harpu · 26 replies · 1,107+ views
    WFAA-TV (Dallas, TX) ^ | 1/7/10 | Brad Watson
    Former SMU football star and ESPN Analyst Craig James has made news recently regarding his role with his son and former Texas Tech Football Coach Mike Leach. But James could be making news this year in politics, too. His name is being tossed around as a possible candidate to run for Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat when she resigns. News 8 talked to James who confirmed he is interested in getting involved in Republican Party politics, and he's not ruling out a run for office. James said in addition to his role as a college football analyst, he's also been in...
  • Mike Leach Profile Remains on Texas Tech Web Site

    01/07/2010 3:09:40 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 1 replies · 230+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-07-10 | Bob McCarty
    I find it odd that a profile of Mike Leach remains on the Texas Tech University web site more than a week after Chancellor Kent Hance unceremoniously fired him.
  • Rumors Swirl Around Texas Tech Coaching Scandal

    01/06/2010 12:52:44 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 73 replies · 2,555+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-06-10 | Bob McCarty
    Rumors are spreading fast and furiously among supporters of recently-fired Texas Tech University football coach Mike Leach. But are they true? I investigate.
  • Mike Leach Blasts Texas Tech Leaders, Adam And Craig James

    01/04/2010 8:29:16 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 35 replies · 2,565+ views
    Dallas News ^ | 1/2/2010 | Kate Haiopolous
    ...In interviews late Thursday night with the NY Times and ESPN and Friday with the AP, Leach denied mistreatment of sophmore receiver Adam James... Multiple statements from Tech athletic staff members - which came to light Thursday and were obtained by the Dallas Morning News from a Leach representative Friday - have surfaced that contradict James' version of events. ... Leach told the Times he only ordered James to be taken "out of the light" and said "he was never locked anywhere." ... Leach said Craig James called Lincoln Riley, Adam's position coach often to lobby playing time & also...
  • University Releases Affidavits

    01/02/2010 8:16:10 PM PST · by the808bass · 53 replies · 1,805+ views ^ | January 2, 2010 | Joe Schad
    Texas Tech has released a signed, sworn affidavit from an athletic trainer who says former coach Mike Leach instructed him to "lock" receiver Adam James in a dark place and that he disagreed with Leach's treatment of James after the player was diagnosed with a concussion.
  • Leach lashes out at Tech, James family

    01/01/2010 7:16:02 PM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 62 replies · 2,531+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | January 1, 2010 | Posted by John Taylor
    For the first time since being fired by Texas Tech, Mike Leach has spoken out about his dismissal as he conducted interviews with both the New York Times and ESPN to ring in the new year. And, in both cases, the former Red Raider head coach alternately denied mistreating one of his players to railing against the university, the player -- Adam James -- and the James family -- ESPN analyst Craig James in particular. As for the alleged abuse of Adam James -- initial reports stated that Leach had ordered the receiver confined to a dark, cramped room/electrical closet...
  • Leach dismissal no shock

    01/01/2010 10:28:27 AM PST · by rhema · 13 replies · 981+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | Dec 30, 2009 | Lee Barfknecht
    Texas Tech’s firing of football coach Mike Leach isn’t near the surprise the national media is making it out to be. The real shocker, especially to those who have been around the Big 12 since he arrived 10 years ago, is that Leach’s rebel-for-his-own-cause act lasted this long. Winning a lot insulated him for quite a while. Leach, the 13th head coach at Tech, has more wins (84) and the second-best winning percentage (.661) in the school’s 84-year football history. In the early years, the quirky guy with the law degree from Pepperdine and the crazy Air Raid offense was...
  • Mike Leach Gives Interview to ESPN, Trainer refutes James

    01/01/2010 6:41:58 AM PST · by rintense · 175 replies · 4,147+ views
    ESPN ^ | 01/01/2010 | ESPN
    Texas Tech head football athletic trainer Steve Pincock said Red Raiders receiver Adam James was placed in a "sports medicine garage" and media room as "big as a two-car garage" while recovering from a concussion, and was monitored by two trainers at all times. Pincock's account of the incident, given in a statement to representatives of former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, contradicts James' version of events that led to Leach being fired Wednesday. James, who is the son of ESPN college football analyst Craig James, sustained a concussion on Dec. 16. He was examined the following day and told...
  • Texas Tech Fires Mike Leach, PR Battle Ensues

    12/31/2009 7:59:34 AM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 29 replies · 912+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 12-31-09 | Bob McCarty
    Texas Tech University's firing of head football coach Mike Leach has launched what I predict will be a heated public relations battle involving YouTube videos and aggressive personal injury lawyers.
  • Texas Tech Alumni To Award Adam James The ‘Golden Tampon’ Award

    12/30/2009 6:07:27 PM PST · by writer33 · 112 replies · 2,839+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 12/30/09 | Chris Davis
    Lubbock—During a dinner on Thursday night, December 31, 2009, the Texas Tech Alumni are having their annual awards ceremony banquet and New Year’s Eve bash. This year they’ve decided to add another category for the awards presentations. The category in question is the “Biggest Wussy Category.” The “Biggest Wussy Category” was created to determine which ballplayer should have a sex change; thereby becoming a girl. Each category includes a vote by a committee upon the name entered into the category. In the past, some of the categories have included, “The Toughest Player,” “The Smartest Player,” and “Most Outstanding Player.” In...
  • Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach deserves another look, and another chance

    12/30/2009 4:19:33 PM PST · by writer33 · 102 replies · 2,970+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/31/09 | Sally Jenkins
    Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach has lost his job and his reputation because he didn't treat the subject of concussions with the appropriate cringing political correctness, or the son of an influential TV star with enough soft deference. You can hear the sound of a railroading in Lubbock, and it's not coming from the train station. At first it was easy to view Leach as just another backward brute of a football coach, based on the superficial news reports. Wide receiver Adam James, son of ESPN analyst Craig James, accused Leach of mistreating him after he suffered a mild concussion...
  • Texas Tech fires Leach after player accusations

    12/30/2009 11:01:42 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 52 replies · 1,922+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12-30-09 | AP
    LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech fired coach Mike Leach on Wednesday, just two days after he was suspended by the school as it investigated his treatment of a player with a concussion.
  • Leach files for injunction to allow him to coach Texas Tech in bowl game

    12/29/2009 3:05:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 869+ views
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  • Texas Tech suspends Leach for Alamo bowl

    12/28/2009 3:15:37 PM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 45 replies · 2,207+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 12/28/09 | AP
    Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has been suspended while the school investigates complaints from a player and his family about treatment after an injury. The school said in a release Monday defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeil will be the interim coach and lead the team in the Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2 against Michigan State. McNeil will remain in charge of the team until the investigation is complete.
  • NAtional Anthem that will blow your mind!

    09/25/2009 1:46:29 PM PDT · by EmilyGeiger · 40 replies · 2,062+ views Watch these 5 young girls singing the national anthem! They are so talented. National Anthem will give you Goosebumps!! This was at a Texas Tech University basketball game . . . The National Anthem is sung by five little girls. The two on the right are six years old. The two in the middle are seven and the one on the left i...s eight. An entire arena remains completely silent throughout the song. You could hear a pin drop.. Take a moment to listen to this. Trust me, you will not regret it.
  • Academic Welfare for Washouts?

    08/18/2009 7:46:20 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 673+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 17, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Academic welfare for wash-outs? by: Deborah Lambert, August 17, 2009 If former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales thought the brouhaha surrounding his public life would subside once he entered private life, he was sadly mistaken. The recent appointment of Gonzales to a teaching post on the conservative Texas Tech University campus triggered a firestorm of protest among students. Many alumni sounded off in two Facebook groups–“Citizens Against Employing Alberto Gonzales at Texas Tech” and “Alberto Gonzales Doesn't Belong at Texas Tech”—before the former attorney general showed up for the first day at his new job on August 1st, according to Inside...
  • Some Texas Tech faculty against Gonzales hiring

    07/30/2009 1:55:00 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 632+ views
    The Daily Toreador ^ | 7/28/09 | Alex Ybarra
    In response to a petition objecting to his hiring at Texas Tech University, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said while the petition's creator is "entitled to his opinion" he "respectfully" disagrees with it. The petition opposing Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance's acquisition of Gonzales as a teacher, recruiter and guest speaker was signed by 70 Tech professors as of Monday, said petition creator Walter Schaller, a Tech philosophy professor. Gonzales will teach a political science class of 15 students entitled "Contemporary Issues in the Executive Branch" and help recruit and retain minority students beginning Aug. 1, Hance announced in...
  • Former assistant DA arrested for defecating outside IHOP

    02/13/2009 6:35:43 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 29 replies · 1,550+ views ^ | 02/11/09 | Ildefonso Ortiz, The Brownsville Herald
    A man arrested and charged over the weekend for public intoxication and disorderly conduct after defecating outside a local International House of Pancakes has been identified as a former Cameron County assistant district attorney. Thomas Whitley Teague, 26, was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday morning after police responded to a call of a man defecating outside the restaurant at 2430 Pablo Kisel Blvd., according to a Brownsville Police report. Officers arrived at the scene to find an intoxicated Teague and spoke to witnesses who claimed "the male subject had pulled his pants down to his ankles and defecated on a...
  • Harrell, Leach tour White House, meet the president

    12/13/2008 4:32:28 PM PST · by Doug TX · 11 replies · 475+ views
    Harrell, Leach tour White House, meet the president BY DON WILLIAMS AVALANCHE-JOURNAL While other quarterbacks were keeping their fingers crossed Saturday for their chance at the Heisman Trophy, Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell was at the White House meeting the president. Harrell, Tech coach Mike Leach, Leach’s wife Sharon and Tech associate media relations director Blayne Beal got a private tour of the White House and had a 20-minute meeting with President Bush on Saturday morning and afternoon.
  • McCain calls for Unity [barf]

    12/12/2008 10:03:07 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1,295+ views
    The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock, Tex. ^ | 2008-12-12 | Elliott Blackburn
    Arizona Sen. John McCain continued a call for national unity in his first speech since losing the presidential election. Though the Republican presidential nominee has made television appearances as recently as Thursday night, his remarks at the Texas Tech commencement ceremony Friday were part of his first address since his conciliation speech, Tech Chancellor Kent Hance said in his introduction. The senator's remarks to 350 Tech masters and doctoral graduates of a conservative campus in a conservative state echoed the call for cooperation he asked of his voters that night in November. Americans must argue and defend their vision for...
  • Two Texas Tech employees gunned down in Juarez

    11/23/2008 1:04:23 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 1,173+ views
    KVIA ^ | 11-22-08
    EL PASO -- The violence in Juarez hits home over the weekend as two Americans are gunned down. Officials with the Juarez Municipal Police confirmed two Americans -- a man and a woman -- were gunned down this afternoon in the Colonia Cuatro Siglos near the intersection of Hermanos Escobar and Rafael Perez Serna. They were identified as Roberto Martínez and Ruth Velasco. Police estimated Martinez's age as being between 55 and 60 years and that of Velasco as being in between 35 and 40 years. Investigators determined Martinez was driving the KIA Amanti and Velasco was his passenger. More...
  • (FR Sports Dept.) Texas Tech 167, East Central 115

    11/21/2008 3:15:20 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 11 replies · 483+ views
    Ten Texas Tech players score in double figures in big winLUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech gave coach Pat Knight something his famous father never received from the Red Raiders: 167 points. Trevor Cook scored a career-high 20 and was one of 10 players in double figures for Texas Tech, which shattered the school record for points Thursday night in a 167-115 victory over East Central. Alan Voskuil and John Roberson each had 17 points, and Mike Singletary and Wally Dunn added 16 apiece for the Red Raiders (3-0). The previous school mark was 128 points, set in a double-overtime win...
  • Tech offense dominates Cowboys

    11/09/2008 6:47:16 AM PST · by slag · 23 replies · 286+ views
    LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL ^ | Sunday, November 09, 2008 | Jeff Walker
    As Texas Tech took another step toward its first Big 12 South Division title, and a possible berth in the BCS National Championship Game, the Red Raiders appeared to be their only opposition against No. 9 Oklahoma State. After No. 1 Alabama struggled in a 27-21 overtime win at No. 16 LSU, and No. 3 Penn State lost at Iowa, the No. 2 Red Raiders built a 21-point lead Saturday night in methodical fashion. Tech scored touchdowns on five of its first six possessions - the only time the Red Raiders didn't score was off a turnover - in a...
  • Vanity - Texas vs Texas Tech (Live Thread)

    11/01/2008 8:20:55 PM PDT · by I got the rope · 73 replies · 1,404+ views
    ESPN ^ | 1 Nov 08 | I got the rope
    Are you guys watching this?
  • Vanity - How the National Anthem was meant to sound!

    02/26/2008 5:45:52 PM PST · by Slump Tester · 52 replies · 1,673+ views
    This is a video of the Cactus Cuties, Young ladies ranging in age from 8 to 13 singing The Star Spangled Banner. The performance was at the Texas Tech vs Texas basketball game January 20, 2008 in front of over 11,000 people. These young girls can REALLY sing!
  • 70 Receptions, 17 Touchdowns and 2 Sports (best freshman receiver in college football history)

    10/13/2007 5:58:06 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 13 replies · 29+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/13/07 | Thayer Evans
    As Michael Crabtree inbounded the ball during an A.A.U. basketball game in north Texas three summers ago, Texas Tech Coach Bob Knight whispered to him the question that every coach wanted answered: “Football or basketball?” Back then, the question was not as easy to answer as it is today. Crabtree starred in both sports at David W. Carter High School in Dallas. He was a two-year starter at quarterback and the most valuable player of a state all-star basketball game in 2006. Colleges did not care which sport he played as long as he was on their campus. But as...
  • Texas Tech coach Bob Knight gets win No. 880 (celebrates to Sinatra's 'My Way')

    01/01/2007 7:04:20 PM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 8 replies · 363+ views ^ | 1/1/2007 | Jaime Aaron
    Texas Tech coach Bob Knight gets win No. 880 JAIME ARON | AP Sports Writer - publication data - Posted: Monday, January 1, 2007Updated: Monday, January 1, 2007 8:06 p.m. LUBBOCK, Texas - Bob Knight won 880 games doing things his way. And he sure celebrated it his way. Long appreciated for his strategy and long questioned for his methods, Knight added the crowning achievement to his Hall of Fame career by becoming the leader in Division I men's basketball victories when Texas Tech beat New Mexico 70-68 on Monday. Having finally reached the pinnacle he's long insisted didn't...
  • Good Knight (An alternative view of Bob Knight)

    12/28/2006 8:40:51 AM PST · by good old days · 27 replies · 414+ views
    NRO ^ | December 27, 2006 | Michael Ledeen
    Thursday evening the Texas Tech men’s basketball team plays at home — Lubbock —against the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, UNLV, once a superpower now fallen from grace. If Texas Tech wins, their coach, Robert Montgomery Knight, will become the winningest coach in the history of the sport. And since most of the hunting pack that has pursued Knight throughout his career will recount his many sins, it’s only fair you hear the bright shining side of this knight errant. Yes, he’s got a temper. I have never known a winning coach in any sport who did not have...
  • Fish Pirates Will Be Shot, Says Australia

    12/06/2006 6:48:38 PM PST · by blam · 55 replies · 1,180+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-7-2006 | Nick Squires
    Fish pirates will be shot, says Australia By Nick Squires Last Updated: 2:37am GMT 07/12/2006 The Royal Australian Navy has been given permission to shoot at pirate fishing boats plundering the country's rich tropical waters. Warships and customs patrol boats operating off Australia's north coast have captured a record 357 illegal fishing boats this year, most of them Indonesian vessels hunting sharks for their fins. "Our patrol boats will be allowed to fire directly to disable a vessel which is ignoring orders and which is seeking to escape apprehension," said Brendan Nelson, the defence minister. "It is extremely important that...
  • Texas Tech Graduate and F-16 Pilot Crashes In Iraq (background about pilot downed earlier this week)

    11/29/2006 8:01:28 PM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 24 replies · 1,761+ views
    KCBD TV ^ | 11/29/06
    11/29/06Texas Tech Graduate and F-16 Pilot Crashes In Iraq We know the name of the Texas Tech graduate and F-16 Pilot that crashed in Iraq. 34-year-old Major Troy Gilbert was flying near Falluja when his plane went down about 4:30 in the morning, Texas time, on Monday.Military Officials say Major Gilbert was firing on targets at a low altitude. Major Gilbert was flying a jet based out of Cannon Air Force base in New Mexico, which is about 100 miles from Lubbock.DNA samples were taken from the scene and are being tested. Right now, Gilbert's duty status is listed...
  • Self-professed 'drunken pirate' runs for U.S. Congress on lobbying reform plank

    10/13/2006 9:01:15 AM PDT · by Cagey · 16 replies · 575+ views
    CNEWS ^ | 10-12-2006
    ELDRIDGE, Iowa (AP) - Pillaging, plundering and grog, sweet grog; James Hill is happy to discuss the finer points of pirate life. But first, you'll have to hear him out on lobbying reform. "Lobbying should be illegal," said Hill, a self-professed "drunken pirate" who is running for Congress as an independent in Iowa's 1st District. "It amounts to taxation without representation." Lobbying probably never irked Blackbeard, nor is it likely that William Kidd rued the lack of transparency in government. But Hill, a former factory worker and stablehand who's wrapped himself in the Jolly Roger in his long-shot bid for...
  • Rutgers ranked in new AP poll [Ohio State remains No. 1, followed by Auburn and USC]

    09/25/2006 5:42:06 PM PDT · by indcons · 145 replies · 2,238+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 24, 2006, 3:42 PM EDT | Ralph D. Russo
    No joke. Rutgers is ranked. The Scarlet Knights, long a college football laughingstock, moved into The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in 30 years on Sunday. No. 23 Rutgers (4-0), led by tailback Ray Rice, the fourth-leading rusher in the nation, is off to its best start since 1980 after beating Howard 56-7 on Saturday. "I'm not going to downplay it. It is significant considering where we started," Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said. "It shows we're making progress in the right direction." The Scarlet Knights were one of three new teams at the bottom of the new...
  • [Texas:] H-E-B pulls tortillas after equipment trouble

    07/15/2006 8:33:22 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 25 replies · 653+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | July 15, 2006 | Jaime Powell
    Also, packages may be returned for full refund Checking the batches of corn tortillas at the local H-E-B manufacturing plant Thursday, quality assurance workers noticed chunks of metal showing up in the popular foodstuff, and immediately issued a precautionary recall, H-E-B spokeswoman Shelley Parks said. "We don't know how many are affected," Parks said. "But to be on the safe side we issued the recall." The tortillas in question are H-E-B and Mi Tradicion brands white and yellow corn tortillas, in all quantity packages, according to a statement from H-E-B. The exact items are: H-E-B brand yellow corn tortillas, 10,...
  • Simple scheme put perpetrators through college

    06/18/2006 1:53:46 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 83 replies · 2,463+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | Sunday, June 18, 2006 | JASON WOMACK
    Rojelio Hernandez was smart - but his scheme to defraud the government wasn't sophisticated. Armed with a library card, a student directory and a computer password, the 27-year-old architecture graduate supported his family and put himself and his friends through Texas Tech with stolen money. Hernandez testified last week that he and more than 30 other students took about $150,000 in federal financial aid for which they were ineligible. "Sure I took it from the government, but it wasn't like I took it from someone off the street," he said during the federal trial that brought Hernandez together with co-conspirators...
  • Rape suspect may be linked to third attack (possible serial rapist in Lubbock, TX)

    06/01/2006 6:46:52 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 9 replies · 461+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 6/1/06 | Beth Aaron
    BY BETH AARON AVALANCHE-JOURNAL Lubbock police have raised the number of sexual assaults possibly committed by the same suspect to three within the past two weeks. The details and the description of the suspect and the assaults are similar. Each victim was threatened with a weapon and their heads were covered with a hood, police said. Police on Wednesday released information about a third sexual assault that occurred on May 24. A 45-year-old woman told police she was sexually assaulted at 1:30 a.m. after she accepted a ride from a man in a white pickup truck near a convenience store...
  • Austin matches Lubbock tote-for-tote at tech conference (Austin plays catchup to Lubbock)

    05/04/2006 1:23:40 PM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 42 replies · 521+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 5/4/06 | Tony Plohetski
    Austin City Manager Toby Futrell opened her Tuesday newspaper and saw that economic development glad-handers from Lubbock were in her town, flooding one of the world's most prestigious tech conferences with tote bags stamped with their logo. Futrell declared a marketing emergency. The city has no strategic reserve for a tote bag crisis, so Futrell whipped her staff into a frenzy Wednesday to quickly order 2,000 high-quality tote bags that say "Austin: Live Music Capital of the World." The order, which will cost the city about $2,000, was set to be filled by noon today, when city officials will begin...
  • Baylor (and Texas Tech) Swept Into Suit Involving SMU, Dallas Condo Owner [Pres. Library]

    02/20/2006 8:12:24 PM PST · by hispanarepublicana · 4 replies · 433+ views
    Waco Tribune ^ | 2/20/06 | Mike Anderson
    BREAKING NEWS: Baylor swept into suit involving SMU, Dallas condo owner By Mike Anderson Tribune-Herald staff writer Monday, February 20, 2006 Baylor University's efforts to keep details of its bid for the George W. Bush Presidential Library from going public just got a little more complicated. The university has received a subpoena from Dallas attorney Gary Vodicka for documents related to its library proposal, Baylor officials confirmed Monday. The subpoena is part of a lawsuit Vodicka has filed against Baylor's top rival in the library selection process, Southern Methodist University. The suit claims SMU violated its legal obligation to residents...