The following story, "Police patrol games," appeared in the Oct. 16 edition of The University Daily, Texas Tech University's student newspaper:
Texas Tech lost 45 yards in its Oct. 14 game against Arkansas State University because of tortilla-tossing fans and the police could not do anything to stop it.
"There is no criminal violation in tortilla tossing," said University Police Chief Jay Parchman. "The police can't kick people out of a game for it."
The athletic director and the Tech Athletic Department event staff could ask tossers to leave the game, and if the person refused, police could step in, he said.
But Parchman said, "We are hoping that the peer pressure will take care of the tortilla tossing. People policing themselves will be more efficient than police."
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The following Associated Press story appeared in "Oh, The Humanity" in the Oct. 12 edition of The Daily Texan, the University of Texas at Austin's student newspaper:
PORT ISABEL, Texas Ÿ A high school band director and his assistant were suspended with pay Oct. 11 for allegedly videotaping girls changing for band practice.
School Superintendent Martin Pena suspended Port Isabel High School band director Joe Martinez and his assistant, pending an investigation and further action by the school board.
But school board President Pat Marchan argued that Martinez set up the video camera in an equipment supply room in the band hall to look for a thief. Marchan said Martinez "used some bad judgment, . (but that) as soon as he realized he wasn't catching any thief, . he stopped. . He thought he had destroyed the tape by cutting it up, but . somebody found it."
The tape reportedly was found in a trash can by a couple who spliced it together and turned over copies to the district attorney's office and a television station.
On Oct. 9, the station ran segments of the tape, with the teenagers' features partially obscured. But the tape clearly shows members of the band and cheerleading squad changing out of their uniforms.
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The following item appeared in "Police Briefs" in the Oct. 12 edition of The State News, Michigan State University's student newspaper:
A 21-year-old Battle Creek (Mich.) resident broke her leg at about 6 p.m. Oct. 10 when she fell off the balcony of a Spartan Village apartment, said Detective Alicia Spalding of the Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety.
The woman told police she was sitting on the railing and fell forward off the balcony, Spalding said. The woman said she also has suffered pain in her pelvic area since the fall.
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