Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Another GOP debate

Las night was the 9th GOP debate and one that many said could eliminate some of the candidates. Of course, the experts have been saying that for a while and it hasn't happened. I wonder what would have happened if Tim Pawlenty would have stayed in the race. Would he have had his chance to bounce up in the polls?

On Thursday's show we will discuss last night's debate and tell you who we think the winners and losers were. Let us know what you think about the debate right here.

2. MW3 (link)

Modern Warfare 3 is a very popular game. In fact, it's supposed to be the #1 selling game this year. I haven't played MW3 so I can't tell you how great it is. Instead, I've been playing Battlefield 3 and I can tell you it's pretty awesome.

No matter how great a game is, you probably shouldn't threaten blow up a store if the sell-out.

Witnesses told police Sar became angry and irate with the customer service desk shortly after midnight on Tuesday after they told him the video game he allegedly pre-ordered earlier in the day was no longer in stock.

Witnesses say Sar threatened store workers, asking when they were leaving and allegedly saying he would shoot them in the parking lot. Sar allegedly also told employees he would blow up the store.

Sar left the store and was pulled over by police near Tower Road and 35th Avenue after employees alerted the police.

Meanwhile in France...

Over the weekend in France, men used tear gas to rob a delivery truck carrying 6,000 copies of the game. That shipment was worth more than $500,000.

Seriously people?

3. Joe Paterno is done (link)

Joe Paterno has been fired from Penn State.

In just five days, Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest public universities in the U.S., has been knocked off its axis by a child sex-abuse scandal that Wednesday claimed its longtime president and its iconic football coach, Joe Paterno.

After an emergency meeting Wednesday evening, the school's Board of Trustees announced it had dismissed Mr. Paterno, the nation's winningest and longest-tenured major-college football coach, and decided Graham Spanier, the school's president for the past 16 years, should step down.

Paterno needed to go and this was the right move.

These and many more topics coming up on Thursday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.