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. Talking sports this afternoon

This afternoon I will be filling in for Ryan Hyatt on the Williams and Hyatt Show from 3-5pm on 1340AM The FAN. I invite you to tune in and basically bail me out as I talk sports and really whatever else is going on. If you are wondering, yeah I plan on talking about Tommy Tuberville and the Red Raiders. I might even talk a little hockey! Okay, probably not but since the NBA is dead I think we will see a rise in the NHL ratings. Who benefits the most from a canceled NBA season? That's right, hockey. Go Stars!

2. OWS (link)

The moochers can stay, but no tents! That's basically the message that was sent to OWS yesterday.

Wall Street is occupied no more.

A New York City judge has upheld City Hall's decision to evict protesters from Zuccotti Park, denying a court order issued by attorneys on their behalf, the Associated Press reports.

The eviction began early Tuesday morning when hundreds of police officers in riot gear before raided the New York City park where the Occupy Wall Street protests began, evicting and arresting dozens of protesters from what has become the epicenter of the worldwide movement with other cities, such as Dallas and London likely to follow suit.

Good job NYC. Clean up that mess. On a side note, thank you to the Occupy Lubbock protestors. All ten of you have done a good job keeping the area your occupying clean. Keep it that way and stay out of the hotel next door. They don't want you there.

3. Student support fizzles (link)

O no!

Across this state — and in others where young voters were the fuel of the Obama organization, voting for him two to one over John McCain — the enthusiastic engine of the 2008 campaign has run up against the reality of a deadened job market for college students.

Interviews here and across the country suggest that most of his college supporters of 2008 are still inclined to vote for him. But the Obama ground army of 2008 is hardly ready to jump back into the trenches, potentially depriving Mr. Obama of what had been an important force in his victory.

Mr. Obama’s advisers, while acknowledging the shift, said they were confident that the loss of these workers would be negated by an influx of new students who have turned of voting age since 2008. Mr. Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, said there had been eight million voters ages 18 to 21 registered since the last election, most of whom were Democrats.

The saddest part of this is that those who voted for Obama in 2008 haven't learned their lesson.

These and many more topics coming up on Wednesday’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.