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. The Pressure is on for Tech Football

One game. That's all that's left for Texas Tech and if Tommy Tuberville is right, that's not a good thing. Tech looked pretty good for almost the entire game against Mizzou this past Saturday, but it was mistakes and players who couldn't handle the pressure that lost it at the end.

The ABC announcers kept saying that Tuberville didn't think his players could handle pressure well. That's not good. Especially when Texas Tech is down to their last game to become bowl eligible and that game comes against a pretty good Baylor team that just knocked off OU. If you think Baylor will overlook Texas Tech, don't fool yourself. Baylor can't wait to knock Tech out of the bowl season. The Bears will be fired up and Texas Tech will have to play a great game if they are to win.

This game is all about pressure. How will Tech handle it? I don't know, but I think I'm left to just one hope that many Tech fans may also feel. I just hope Texas Tech isn't embarrassed this Saturday.

2. Modern Etiqutte (link)

In our modern world, is it okay to unfriend someone on Facebook? A new book says, yes.

Can’t remember if the fork goes on the left and the spoon goes on the right? For perfect P's and Q's, you know exactly whom to ask: Emily Post.

But what are the rules when you're talking with a friend and she whips out her cellphone to check her email, or when someone you never liked in high school suddenly wants to be friends on Facebook? Who’s there to tell you the right thing to do?

This latest edition of the classic, subtitled “Manners for a New World,” has more than the regular advice you’d expect from an etiquette book. It also addresses modern dilemmas related to new technology.

“Our shared communication environment has changed so much in the last five to seven years, and we felt it was time to have more than a cursory look at email, and time to acknowledge social networks,” Senning says.

The Posts have dedicated no fewer than seven chapters of the 722-page tome to communication and technology -- what they affectionately refer to as “netiquette.” The manners manual’s message is that etiquette is for everyone, not just the rich and fancy. Five generations of the Post family have developed guidelines based on the principles of respect, consideration and honesty, which have not changed since the book’s first edition was published in 1922.

I really didn't need a book to tell me, it's just funny that this is now a debate.

3. Wait... what? (link)

The EU has now banned the claim that water can prevent dehydration... no seriously.

EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.

“The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of water and trying to deny us the right to say what is patently true.

“If ever there were an episode which demonstrates the folly of the great European project then this is it.”


These and many more topics coming up on Monday’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.

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