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John Gronbeck-
Tedesco has
directed 45
plays. His latest
production, Guys
and Dolls opens
tonight at Crafton-
Preyer Theatre in
After a series of
wins on the road,
the Kansas softball
team returns
home to face
No. 3 Oklahoma
at 1 p.m.
hiring policy
By NAthAN Gill
Eight graduate student organiza-
tions at the University of Kansas sent
a letter to Provost Richard Lariviere
on Wednesday, expressing discon-
tent about the loss of voting privi-
leges on committees that hire new
faculty to the University.
The organizations sent The
University Daily Kansan a copy of
the letter by e-mail.
Lynn Bretz, University spokes-
woman, said that before Fall 2006,
some academic schools and depart-
ments let graduate students vote,
along with faculty, to recommend
prospective faculty to academic
administrators. She said that early
last fall, Lariviere, who was con-
cerned that the Universitys academic
departments did not have a unified
hiring system, met with University
officials and decided that graduate
students should not vote to recom-
mend new faculty.
The organizations letter asked
Lariviere to reinstate the graduate
voting practice.
Erin Questad, Lansdale, Penn.,
graduate student and president of the
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Graduate Student Organization,
signed the letter. She said that gradu-
ate students offered a valuable per-
spective to the hiring process. Some
graduate students seemed disenfran-
chised and less involved since losing
the vote, she said.
It is something that is really
important to graduate students,
Questad said. We serve the
University in so many different ways,
and we dont always get respected
like wed like to be.
Lariviere was unavailable for
comment, but Bretz said his decision
Brandon Rush to make
decision over weekend
Sophomore guard Brandon
Rush is expected to announce
whether he will return to Kansas
for his junior season by Sunday.
The deadline for Rush to
declare for the NBA Draft is
midnight Sunday. Even if Rush
declares for the draft, he could
withdraw his name by June 18
and return to Kansas, as long as
he doesnt hire an agent. Rush
has previously said he would
enter his name if he was guar-
anteed to be selected among
the top 20 picks. See kansan.
com throughout the weekend
for updates on this story.
Kansan stafreports
ask for
vote back
nBA DrAft
KU plays host to conference
By dANAE dEshAzEr
Forty-two brightly hand-painted
red and blue pieces of steel lay ready
for construction for the University
of Kansas steel bridge. The proj-
ect was for the American Society
of Civil Engineers Mid-Continent
Regional Conference on Thursday
afternoon in Lawrence. The con-
ference started Thursday and lasts
until Saturday, with all Saturday
events at Lone Star Lake.
Team co-captain Justin Clay,
Kansas City, Kan., senior, said he
was nervous and worried about
their assembly, as he watched the
team before them finish up.
Ive seen how good the other
bridges look and how fast they were
assembled, Clay said.
Eleven university teams reg-
istered to participate in the Steel
Bridge Competition, which is only
one of the 10 categories of the Mid-
Continent Conference. The Mid-
Continent Conference was held in
Lawrence this year, the first time in
about 10 years.
For the Steel Bridge Competition,
each team is allowed one hour to
assemble their designed steel bridge
over a river. However, after 30
minutes they are penalized. The
nEw nEighBors
From books to burritos
By MAtt EricksoN
The new off-campus bookstore
opening for the spring textbook
buyback season will look markedly
different from Lawrences existing
bookstores it will sell nothing but
Beat The Bookstore, at 12th and
Indiana streets, next to Yello Sub,
opens next week. It wont offer
iPods, KU basketball T-shirts, or
even pens and paper. And it will
use a business model different from
most college bookstores that its
owners say will translate to lower
prices and higher buyback offers.
The business concept is buy
books for more and sell them for
less, said Dan Keating, the stores
co-owner. And we cater more to
More than 90 percent of the
textbooks the store offers are
used books. Comparatively, KU
Bookstores, used inventory is 38
percent, which is still higher than
the industry average.
The Lawrence franchise will be
the 25th Beat The Bookstore loca-
tion to open across the country.
Each store uses the network of
stores to its advantage.
Beat The Bookstore can mostly
bypass the wholesalers that many
college bookstores use to obtain
used books, instead shipping used
books between the companys dif-
ferent franchises around the coun-
The network of stores allows us
to have our own virtual wholesale
network, Keating said.
The wholesalers used by text-
book stores such as KU Bookstores
buy used books from bookstores
and sell them to other stores at
marked-up prices.
David Monk, co-founder of Beat
The Bookstore, said that bypass-
ing wholesalers allowed Beat The
Bookstore franchises to keep prices
lower than other college book-
stores, which must factor whole-
saler mark-ups into their prices.
We offer the student the real
Illustration by Grant Snider
Off-campus bookstore
will offer better prices
Restaurant delivers
made-to-order burritos
By MAtt EricksoN
Two simple words signal a new
Lawrence food possibility that
only existed in students imagi-
nations until last week: burrito
Big 12 Burrito, 620 W. 12th
St., behind The Crossing, is test-
ing mostly
u n c h a r t e d
L a w r e n c e
waters as it
offers its main
menu item,
b u i l d - y o u r -
own burritos,
by delivery.
J u s t i n
Emmons, Big
12 Burrito gen-
eral manager,
said delivery burritos would tap
into a market created by students
desiring Mexican meat wraps
without leaving their homes.
Now people dont have to
drive to Burrito King from the
bars, Emmons said. They can go
straight home.
The restaurants burritos cost
$4.99 each and use a build-your-
own format, allowing customers
to choose from different tortillas
and meats, as well as salsas and
other toppings.
Big 12 Burrito will deliver until
midnight through the rest of the
spring semes-
ter and the
summer, but
Emmons said
he planned to
stretch deliv-
eries to 3 a.m.
in the fall.
Our pri-
mary target
is the college
s t u d e n t s ,
Emmons said.
This will not be the first time
a Lawrence burrito restaurant has
tried offering delivery. Burrito
King, 900 Illinois St., tried offer-
ing delivery service several years
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the bridge constructed by KU engineering students Thursday afternoon.
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Kansas ended
its season with a
loss to Oklahoma
in the frst round.
big 12 championship
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We are just an advanced
breed of monkeys on a minor
planet of a very average star.
But we can understand the Uni-
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very special.
Stephen Hawking
Stephen William Hawking
was born on January 8, 1942
(300 years after the death of
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5. Sports Brief: April 17, 2007
An article in Wednesdays
The University Daily Kansan
contained an error. The article
Pump up the Passion should
have stated the Slumber Parties
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What do you think?
Do you feel like the university neeDs better security in
orDer to prevent a school shooting?
erin bellassai
stillwater, Okla.,
graduate student
We cant monitor everything that
happens. It would be nice to feel
completely safe all the time, but
thats not possible.
andrew wOOd
Olathe sophomore
I havent really heard of anything
going on here, so I feel fne.
COdy harryman
wichita freshman
Not really. Things like that are kind
of hard to predict or prevent with-
out taking drastic measures.
erika hiranO
yokohama, Japan,
graduate student
I dont really know what we could
do about it. If we call the police
and they come right away thats
whats important.
The end of World War II had
an extreme impact on KU en-
rollment. There were just fewer
than 4,000 students enrolled in
1945. The number ballooned to
just more than 9,000 in 1946.
Imagine KU doubling its enroll-
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Get ready for the
by caitlin thornbrugh
women around the
word Film series
This event is for all men who are
trying to impress women this week-
end, and for all women who need to
get away from men this weekend. At
7 p.m. the Lawrence Public Library
is featuring four foreign films direct-
ed by women and about the lives of
women. Popcorn is provided and
the event is free and open to the
public. The event is located at 707
Vermont St. For more information,
call 843-3833.
Queer and Trans
art show
A new art show will be giving
the diversity of the community a
voice. At 7 p.m., the Solidarity!
Revolutionary Center and Radical
Library will be holding a Queer and
Trans Art Show. The show features
art from Jessica Gish, Vanessa Hays,
J. Phonix, Ailecia Ruscin, Matthew
Blankers and more. Free food and
live music will be part of the event.
Donations will be taken, but no one
will be turned away at the door. The
library is located at 1109 Mass. St.
For more information visit www.
University dance
Company spring Concert
Looking to pick up some dance
moves? Let the professionals show
you how its done. At 7:30 p.m. the
Lied Center will be hosting the
University Dance Companys Spring
Concert. This years concert will
highlight the first performance of a
flamenco work by guest choreogra-
pher Niurca Mrquez, a flamenco
artist from Miami. Other styles to
be presented include ballet, modern
and Baroque. If you miss tonights
performance, try again tomorrow
at 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Tickets are
$7 for seniors and students and $10
for adults. They can be purchased
online at or by call-
ing 864-ARTS.
Ferocious little beasts
In this photo provided by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, three 11-week-old male cougar cubs are shown together during their debut at the six flags Discovery kingdomonthursday invallejo,
calif. the trio made one of their frst forays out of the parks nursery where the siblings are being hand-reared. the orphaned cougar cubs, named ashkii, takoda andyazhi, were acquired fromidaho fish &
game in March after it was determined they could not be returned to the wild.
Sandra Hawk White will
present the public event Truth-
-Healing--Reconciliation in
Indian Child Welfare at 10 a.m.
at Alderson Auditorium in the
Kansas Union.
Anne Justice will present the
lecture Multiplex Design at
noon at 633 Fraser Hall.
Ben Tilghman, Kansas State
University, will present the
seminar What Is Philosophy at
2 p.m. at Continuing Education.
The 51st Snyder Book Col-
lecting Contest will be held at
3 p.m. at Oread Books in the
Kansas Union.
Ketty Wong will present the
seminar Andean & Amazonian
Worlds Seminar at 3:30 p.m. at
the Seminar Room in the Hall
Center for Humanities.
Michael Cataldo will present
the seminar The Economics of
Behavior: Considerations in De-
veloping a Systematic Program
of Research at 3:30 p.m. at
Room 2092 at the Dole Human
Development Center.
Peter Eigen will present the
lecture Corruption in a Global-
ized Economy - The Role of Civil
Society Organizations to Im-
prove Governance at 5 p.m. at
the auditorium in the Spencer
Museum of Art.
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student athletes
By Kyle Carter
The NCAA recognized both the
mens and womens cross coun-
try teams as well as the mens golf
team for exceptional performance
in the academic progress report
released Thursday by the Athletics
Department. The baseball team was
the only varsity sport that failed to
meet the yearly goal.
The NCAA recognized teams
that scored in the top 10 percent of
their sports within their division.
The three teams at the University
that received recognition, wom-
ens and mens
cross coun-
try and mens
golf, placed the
University in the
top three of the
Big 12.
Each sport
was given an
individual score
based on how
many athletes
m a i n t a i n e d
academic eligibility and stayed in
school. If every athlete on the team
met both requirements, the team
received a perfect score of 1000.
Sports that scored less than 925 for
the year could lose scholarships if
any athletes left school in poor aca-
demic standing.
Sports that averaged less than
900 for the last three years will
receive public reprimands from the
NCAA and face losing more schol-
arships, along with practice time
and the right to play in the postsea-
son, if their scores do not improve
in future years.
The baseball team failed to score
925 in last years report and had an
athlete who left the team in poor
academic standing. Those two fac-
tors caused the team to lose a par-
tial scholarship. Associate Athletics
Director Paul Buskirk said that the
Athletics Department appealed the
ruling and could have avoided the
punishment if the team improved
its score sufficiently this year. It
did not, but Buskirk said the team
had already taken away the partial
scholarship for this season because
it anticipated missing the mark.
The NCAA will release a related
report on May 2 that will reprimand
schools that failed to score at least
900 during the last three years. The
baseball teams three-year average
was only two
points greater
than the cutoff.
Athletes that
leave school
early to play pro-
fessional sports,
such as Julian
Wright, do not
hurt the teams
score if they
leave in good
academic stand-
ing. Buskirk said
the NCAA made an exception for
athletes that left for medical reasons
or to pursue professional careers.
Wright can help the teams prog-
ress rate if he finishes his degree in
the future, as former Jayhawk Kirk
Hinrich did when he graduated in
December 2005. Buskirk said for-
mer players Alonzo Jamison (1990-
1992) and Luke Axtell are sched-
uled to graduate this year, which
will benefit the basketball team in
next years report.
Kansan staf writer Kyle Carter can
be contacted at kcarter@kansan.
Edited by Kelly Lanigan
By danae deshazer
A license plate designed by KU
professor Greg Thomas will be
available for purchase by this fall.
The plates, adorned with a pink
breast cancer ribbon and the words
Driven to Cure, will raise money
for cancer research and education.
A Senate bill for the license plate
design was created by Sen. Barbara
Allen, a breast cancer survivor. The
bill was passed and Gov. Kathleen
Sebelius will sign the bill Friday
morning in Topeka. The plates will
be sold for $85, and $50 from each
plate will be donated to the KU
Cancer Center.
Thomas, professor and chair of
design, said the plates were a call
to action. He said he first started
thinking about helping others with
cancer after he had an operation for
kidney cancer in 2000.
When youre sitting in a bed in
an ICU ward and youre all stapled
up, you keep thinking to yourself,
What have I been doing with my
talent all these years? Thomas
said. I am going to do something
with what I know.
Thomas was diagnosed with kid-
ney cancer in 2000 while living in
Los Angeles. He said the hospitals
and services there were convenient-
ly located and high caliber. When
he moved to Kansas three years
ago, he said he
was surprised
to find that
there wasnt
a central pro-
gram for cancer
research and
treatment. He
said most peo-
ple had to travel
to Houston or
the Mayo Clinic
to receive treat-
Thomas started working with
Sen. Allen, who had already worked
on a bill that allowed taxpayers in
Kansas to check a box on tax return
forms, to donate a percentage of
their funds to cancer research.
The money raised from the plates
and the tax check-off will raise
awareness and help the KU Cancer
Center to achieve recognition by the
National Cancer Institute as a com-
prehensive cancer center, Thomas
Director of the KU Cancer Center,
Roy Jensen, said cancer research in
Kansas did not have one central
location, but
was made up of
many different
working parts.
The different
areas involved
are in Lawrence,
Kansas City and
some cancer
biologists would
locate specifi-
cally on West
Campus, Jensen said. There is a
goal that would create a compre-
hensive cancer facility with basic
translational and clinical research
and care all in one.
Jensen said he wanted to reach
the entire state in one direct way.
This would take funding from the
license plates for research nurses
and staff to support breast cancer
clinical trials. Jensen said he hoped
for success like that of the University
specialty plates. He said KU and
Kansas State plates have raised sev-
eral hundred thousand dollars dur-
ing the past five to 10 years.
Although everything will be
ready to go after the signing of the
bill today, Thomas said there was
still a lot of work to be done. For
production to start, the KU Cancer
Center must raise $10,000 for
the Kansas Department of Motor
Vehicles and guarantee the sale of
at least 500 plates. Thomas said
he would be working on private
donations, a fundraiser, brochures
and marketing material to generate
interest and funding.
It doesnt end with the signing,
Thomas said. We need to sell these
things and get people interested in
buying this.
Kansan staf writer danae de-
shazer can be contacted at
Edited by Kelly Lanigan
KU ranks
in top three
Only baseball misses academic goal
Three teams at the University of
Kansas that received
recognition, womens and mens
cross country and mens golf,
placed the University in the top
three of the Big 12.
cancer fundraiser
Plates to raise money for cure
It doesnt end with the signing.
We need to sell these things and
get people interested in buying
greg thomas
Design professor
Illustration by Grant Snider
Guys and Dolls opens tonight with a bang
By Bethany BunCh
Sixty-six people and three
months of collaboration will final-
ly come together tonight for the
University Theatres opening of the
musical Guys and Dolls.
A loud sound of a gun blank
opens the play.
We like to start out with a bang,
director John Gronbeck-Tedesco
The play is set during the
Depression in New York City and
tells the story of a desperate gam-
The stage of the Crafton-Preyer
Theatre in Murphy Hall is set with
flashing lights and a screen of old
black-and-white photos.
Tyler Stock, Marysville senior,
is the assistant set designer for the
play. He said he attended every
night of rehearsals to critique and
make corrections to the set.
I was actually working on small
c or r e c t i ons
until this
af t e r noon,
Stock said
Tedesco said
he had direct-
ed more than
30 plays at the
University and
more than 45
in his career.
He said his job was the easy part of
a production.
See, I just get to sit here and
watch, Gronbeck-Tedesco said.
Commenting on things like tim-
ing of the music, the beat the actors
walked to and the way actors looked
at each other, Gronbeck-Tedesco
did anything but just sit and watch.
Details like
these are what
he said made
a play suc-
He said
a smooth
week of dress
r e h e a r s a l s
made for an
o p t i mi s t i c
view on the
opening of
the play.
Everyone has worked hard and
everyone believes their hard work
will pay off, Gronbeck-Tedesco
The May 5 performance will be
a benefit in memory of Thomas
Bondank, father of Candice
Bondank, an actress in the produc-
Thomas Bondank died of AIDS
in December in Lees Summit, Mo.
All proceeds from the benefit will
go to the Douglas County AIDS
Reserved-seat tickets for Guys
and Dolls are on sale in the KU
ticket offices. Tickets are $18 for
the public, $10 for students and $17
for senior citizens and KU faculty
and staff.
Kansan staf writer Bethany
Bunch can be contacted at
Edited by Kelly Lanigan
Guys and dolls
7:30 p.m. april 27 and 28
and May 3, 4 and 5
2:30 p.m. april 29
crafton-Preyer theatre in
Murphy hall
Muggers girlfriend
sentenced for robbery
NeW YorK the girlfriend of
the mugger who fatally shot an
aspiring actress and playwright
was sentenced thursday to six
years in prison for robbery.
Before ashley evans, 18, was
sentenced, the mother of actress
Nicole duFresne described the
unimaginable agony of losing
a child. evans then apologized
to duFresnes family and fance,
Jefrey sparks, who were in the
state supreme Court Justice
Daniel Fitzgerald sentenced evans
as part of a deal in which she
pleaded guilty to frst-degree rob-
bery. the deal requires fve years
of post-release supervision.
rudy Fleming, 21, was sen-
tenced last year to life in prison
after being convicted of frst-de-
gree murder.
DuFresne, 28, had acted in
several productions and had
co-written a play that toured in
drama festivals.
evans reportedly told po-
lice that she decided to start a
fght with one of the women in
duFresnes group because they an-
noyed her by being cheerful and
laughing. Fleming then robbed
them at gunpoint.
Witnesses said that during the
confrontation, duFresne said to
Fleming, You got what you want.
What are you going to do, shoot
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Beat The Bookstores network
also allows each franchise to gauge
a textbooks value at universities
across the country, instead of its
value at just one school. Monk said
this translates into higher buyback
prices for students.
Monk said a student coming in for
buyback might
have an account-
ing book that
wont be used
at the University
of Kansas dur-
ing the next
semester, but
will be used at
the University of
Texas. Beat The
Bookstore would
offer the student
a higher buyback price than the
wholesale price other bookstores
would use, and then ship the book
to its UT location.
Tim Norris, director of KU
Bookstores, predicted that Beat
The Bookstore might have trouble
keeping stocked with all the text-
books students need. Norris said
KU Bookstores made sure to carry
books for every course, even gradu-
ate-level courses with very few stu-
Keating agreed that Beat The
Bookstore might not have the exten-
sive selection of university-owned
We may not have everything,
but what we do have will be a better
deal, he said.
Beat The Bookstore will also offer
a store credit system where students
can receive a slightly higher buy-
back price if they put their buyback
money into an account with the
store. Those students will not have
to pay sales tax on that money when
they use it to buy textbooks later.
Keating said the account was a
popular option at the University of
Georgia store where he worked for a
week while pre-
paring to open
his franchise.
They called
it their delayed
g r a t i f i c a t i on
policy, he said.
Norris said
KU Bookstores
may partner
with other
campus book-
stores around
the country to form a network for
bypassing wholesalers in the future.
KU Bookstores sells used books
at 75 percent of their new retail
prices, and it offers students 50 per-
cent of the retail price for buybacks
when a book will be used again the
next semester. If no instructors will
use the book the next semester,
the student will receive the high-
est buyback price offered by one
of the major textbook wholesale
Kansan staf writer Matt Erickson
can be contacted at merickson@
Edited by Trevan McGee
ago and couldnt make it work, said
Burrito King owner Jesse Zuniga.
I think delivery is mainly for
pizzas and Chinese food, Zuniga
He said he couldnt make enough
money from burrito delivery orders
to justify the overhead costs of hir-
ing delivery drivers and buying
Zuniga said Big 12 Burrito could
find success, but he said no bur-
rito business in Lawrence would be
able to make a fortune. He said he
had seen several Lawrence burrito
restaurants close since Burrito King
opened 12 years ago.
Qdoba Mexican Grill, formerly
at 10th and Massachusetts streets,
closed earlier this year.
Emmons said that coopera-
tion with The Crossing had helped
spread word about Big 12 Burrito.
He said word of mouth about the
restaurant had spread so fast that
several people, unaware that the
restaurant was only open until mid-
night, left phone messages after it
closed Saturday night pleading for
burrito deliveries.
He said Big 12 Burrito and The
Crossing would offer joint promo-
tions when the fall semester started.
Kansan staf writer Matt Erickson
can be contacted at merickson@
Edited by Kelly Lanigan
bookstore (continued from 1A)
burritos (continued from 1A)
was not being reconsidered.
Its a provosts prerogative to
make that decision and he did, Bretz
said. It was done in full debate and
with a lot of discussion.
Bretz said that the current inter-
pretation of the Universitys code was
that graduate students could vote on
policy issues within their depart-
ments, but not on personnel issues,
which include hiring, promoting or
giving tenure to faculty. She said that
last falls change, which made the
hiring process more uniform across
the University, helped promote fair-
ness in the hiring process. She also
said it protected the University from
potential lawsuits
Faculty vote on faculty, Bretz
said. It would not be appropriate
for graduate students to vote on
Bretz also said that since faculty
advise and grade graduate students,
some students might feel pressure to
please existing faculty by voting for
some hires over others.
Bretz said that in many academic
departments, undergraduate and
graduate students were involved in
recommending faculty hires but
not voting. She said that such stu-
dents were involved in the recom-
mendation process by listening to
presentations made by potential
hires and by giving their opinions to
voting faculty.
That doesnt mean that a stu-
dents opinion wouldnt be influen-
tial, Bretz said of last falls change.
Student input is part of that process,
and its important.
Kansan staf writer Nathan Gill
can be contacted at ngill@kansan.
Edited by Kelly Lanigan
GtA (continued from 1A)
bridges, once assembled, are judged
on display, construction speed,
lightness, stiffness, efficiency and
overall performance.
During the judging for KUs steel
bridge, the infrastructure collapsed.
Josh Crain, Overland Park junior
and team co-captain. said the com-
pany who made the red box trusses
that lined the base structure did not
weld them correctly.
A total
of 2,500 pounds is used in the
weight judging. When the load got
to 1,250 pounds, the welding went
It was really disappointing,
Crain said. But there is a momen-
tum going into next year to help the
program grow.
Crain said the team was young
and had a lot of room for improve-
ment. He said the Universitys pro-
gram was different than others,
because it was all voluntary and an
out-of-class commitment. He said
Kansas State Universitys program
got credit through a mandatory
class, making it easier for people to
get involved.
The collapsing did not disqualify
the team, but did heavily penalize
their overall score, ranking the team
in the bottom half, Crain said.
Clay said that last year the KU
team was disqualified for a similar
problem. After weight had been
placed on the structure, it deflected
an inch which was the disqualifi-
cation length.
The KU team of about 20 engi-
neering students has been prepar-
ing since September, when they
started designing the structure. Joe
Pattison, Overland Park junior, said
the team looked at what other suc-
cessful teams had done to create its
own original design.
After creating a design the team
liked, the design was sent to Builders
Steel Co. in North Kansas City, Mo.,
to create the steel pieces. Only six
members of the KU team actually
constructed the bridge. The team
worked to weld and create holes in
the pieces to lessen the weight.
Pattison, a first-year member,
said he was impressed with Kansas
State Universitys assembly.
K-State looked like they didnt
even use nuts and bolts, Pattison
said. Everything just clicked into
place. It only took them about six
Pattison said there were many
intricate rules while constructing
the bridge, including dropping any-
thing in the river and the way
its assembled. Pattison said the
team needed tall members to reach
across the river and attach the
pieces together. The KU bridge was
constructed in 24 minutes.
Other members of the KU chap-
ter of ASCE took positions as con-
ference chairs and coordinators.
Kris Finger, Lawrence junior, is the
fundraising chair for ASCE, and
decided to be a conference chair. He
brought back the concrete bowling
ball competition. He is one of the
four individual competitors, who
will create a concrete bowling ball
and have it judged on appearance,
shape, and ability to roll down a
Theresa Rohlfs, Topeka senior,
chose to be the Steel Bridge compe-
tition chair. She said she had been
working to prepare for the compe-
tition since last Spring. Its great
to see it all come together, Rohlfs
said. For a few moments, you kind
of wonder if its all going to come
together. And now its finally hap-
Kansan staf writer Danae De-
Shazer can be contacted at
Edited by Lisa Tilson
We may not have everything,
but what we do have will be a
better deal.
Dan Keating
Beat the Bookstore co-owner
bridGe (continued from 1A)
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the fully constructeduniversity of kansas bridge is judged after its completion Thursday afternoon. Eleven universities participated in the Steel
Bridge competition as part of the Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Continent Regional Conference.
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Justin Clay, kansas City, kan., senior, looks over at teammate Paul Cross work while holding up
part of the University of Kansas bridge. Clay was captain of the KUSteel Bridge team this semester.
ofcer charged with criminal sexual conduct
DETROIT A police sergeant
is accused of pulling couples over
with his cruiser and forcing them to
engage in sex acts while he watched,
threatening them with penalties if
they refused.
Detroit Sgt. Roosevelt Tidwell,
39, pleaded not guilty Thursday
and has been suspended from his
job with pay.
A 21-year-old Detroit woman
told investigators that she and a
male friend were driving through
Chandler Park early on Feb. 7 when
a Detroit police officer pulled them
The officer took their identifica-
tion and got in the back seat of her
car, then told the male friend to
perform a sex act on the woman,
according to court records. He
threatened them with a a $500 tick-
et if they didnt, according to court
The woman said the officer also
fondled her breast and forced her
to fondle him. The officer then
told her to get out of the car and
demanded her cell phone number.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym
Worthy said Tidwell later called the
woman several times. The woman
secretly taped at least one call and
gave the tape to investigators.
Tidwell confronted two other
women and two men early April 14,
Worthy said.
They told investigators the offi-
cer pulled up to their vehicle in a
police car, took their identification
and told them they could go to
jail or perform sex acts while he
The women were told to perform
sex acts on the two men, and one
couple was forced to have inter-
course, according to court records.
The victims said that the officer
shone his flashlight on them and that
they saw him masturbating. When a
second patrol car approached, they
said, the officer told them to stop
and be cool before waving the
other patrol car away.
A magistrate entered the not
guilty plea to charges including five
counts of first-degree criminal sex-
ual conduct. Tidwell is being held in
the Wayne County jail in lieu of $1
million bail.
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Worlds oldest college student ready to graduate at 95
AssoCIAted PRess
HAYS Sitting on the front row
in her college classes carefully taking
notes, Nola Ochs is more likely to
answer questions than ask them.
Thats not the only thing distin-
guishing her from fellow students
at Fort Hays State University. Shes
95, and when she graduates May 12,
shell be the worlds oldest college
She didnt plan it that way. She
just loved to learn as a teenager on
a Hodgeman County farm and
as a teacher at a one-room school
on the plains after graduating from
high school, then as a farm wife and
That yearning for study was still
there. I came here with no thought
of it being an unusual thing at all,
she said. It was something I wanted
to do. It gave me a feeling of satisfac-
tion. I like to study and learn.
The record Ochs will break,
according to Guinness World
Records, belongs to Mozelle
Richardson, who at age 90 in 2004
received a journalism degree from
the University of Oklahoma.
We should all be so lucky and do
such amazing things. Her achieve-
ment challenges us all to reach for
our own goals and dreams, said
Tom Nelson, AARP chief operating
officer in Washington.
Shes getting offers for television
appearances, and reporters show
up wanting to interview her. She
acknowledges enjoying it.
It brings attention to this col-
lege and this part of the state. Good
people live here, she said. And I still
wear the same size hat.
But she added: I dont dwell on
my age. It might limit what I can
do. As long as I have my mind and
health, its just a number.
On Thursday, the Kansas
Legislature honored Ochs, with the
House and Senate praising her efforts
and giving her standing ovations.
Ochs is proudest of being the
matriarch of a family that includes
three sons a fourth died in 1995
along with 13 grandchildren and
15 great grandchildren.
Theyre all such fine boys, she
said. Our main crop is our children,
and the farm is a good place to raise
Ochs started taking classes at
Dodge City Community College
after her husband of 39 years,
Vernon, died in 1972. A class here
and there over the years, and she was
close to having enough hours for an
undergraduate degree.
Last fall, Ochs moved the 100
miles from her farm southwest of
Jetmore to an apartment on campus
to complete the final 30 hours to
get a general studies degree with an
emphasis on history.
At 5-foot-2, her white hair pulled
into a bun, she walks purposely
down hallways to classes with her
books in a cloth tote bag. Students
nod and smile; shes described as
witty, charming and down to earth.
Everybody has accepted me, and
I feel just like another student, she
said. The students respect me.
Coming out of a classroom, Skyla
Foster, a junior majoring in history,
sees Ochs and calls out to her. To
everyone on campus, shes Nola,
not Mrs. Ochs and thats the way
she wants it.
She is pretty neat, a very interest-
ing person and very knowledgeable,
Foster said.
AssoCIAted PRess
TOPEKA A pet food manu-
facturer that recalled 60 million cans
of its products last month has sued
another company, alleging that an
ingredient the second firm supplied
was contaminated.
Menu Foods Midwest Corp.,
based in Emporia, is seeking damag-
es substantially in excess of $75,000
and wants to force ChemNutra Inc.,
of Las Vegas, to pay costs associated
with the recall of dog and cat food.
Wheat gluten sold to Menu Foods
by ChemNutra contained melamine,
a chemical found in plastics and
pesticides and not approved for use
in U.S. pet food by the Food and
Drug Administration, according to
the lawsuit.
Menu Foods filed its lawsuit
Monday in Lyon County District
Court, based in Emporia, about 50
miles south of Topeka.
ChemNutra represented itself
to Menu Foods and the North
American food market as a business
that imports high-quality nutrition-
al and pharmaceutical ingredients
from China to the United States, the
lawsuit said.
Menu Foods recalled its products
after 16 pets, mostly cats, died from
eating contaminated food. Other
manufacturers also recalled animal
food; Menu Foods said it now faces
more than 50 lawsuits.
But ChemNutra said a Chinese
supplier is responsible for its ship-
ments of contaminated wheat gluten.
In a statement posted on the compa-
nys Web site, chief executive officer
Steve Miller said a Chinese company
was recommended to ChemNutra
by a reliable source and provided
apparent proof that its wheat gluten
was safe.
We are concerned that we may
have been the victim of deliber-
ate and mercenary contamination,
Miller said in the statement.
An attorney for Menu Foods in
Kansas City, Mo., was not available
and did not immediately return a
message left at his office. A spokes-
man for ChemNutra said he was
reviewing the lawsuit and planned to
respond later Thursday.
ChemNutra is the only defendant
in the lawsuit. Suing it were Menu
Foods Midwest Corp., and three
other affiliated firms, Menu Foods
Limited, Menu Foods Holdings Inc.
and Menu Foods Inc.
The lawsuit said most of the
wheat gluten from ChemNutra went
to a Menu Foods plant in Emporia.
Wheat gluten is a vegetable protein,
and Menu Foods used it in cuts and
gravy pet foods.
The lawsuit accuses ChemNutra
of breach of contract and breach of
implied warranties about the safety
of the wheat gluten and its fitness
for use in pet food. It said each ship-
ment of wheat gluten came with a
certificate saying it met Menu Foods
ChemNutra knew that Menu
Foods was relying on ChemNutras
skill and judgment to supply high-
quality wheat gluten, the lawsuit
In his statement, Miller said
ChemNutra didnt know melamine
was an issue in its wheat gluten until
notified by the FDA, two weeks after
Menu Foods initiated its first recall.
In fact, we had never heard of
melamine before, he said. Its sim-
ply not a chemical on the radar
screen for food ingredient suppli-
Pet food manufacturer sues provider for contamination
Nola Ochs, front, adds to a discussion during a current political issues class at Fort Hays State University on Monday in Hays. At age 95, Ochs will become
the worlds oldest college graduate when she graduates May 12.
entertainment 6a friday, april 27, 2007
damaged circus
greg griesenauer
10 is the easiest day, 0 the most
aries (march 21-april 19)
Today is a 9
Youre getting into the difcult
part of the project, but dont
complain. This is the work
youve been trained to do, and
youll proft well by it.
Taurus (april 20-may 20)
Today is a 6
A loved one may not under-
stand why you dont want to
take the risk. Your intuition is
good if youre feeling a gamble
now leads to a loss.
gemini (may 21-June 21)
Today is a 6
Youll get your best ideas in
your own private space. Nows a
great time to fnd a way to work
out of your own home. Youll
be a lot more productive, and
cancer (June 22-July 22)
Today is a 6
Friends are good for emotional
support, and some good ideas.
Not everything they suggest
will work, however. Use your
own common sense.
Leo (July 23-aug. 22)
Today is a 6
The good news is that youre
making money. The bad news
is that a dear friend or loved
one wants to help you spend
it. Resist the sweet temptation.
Dont gamble yet, either.
Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22)
Today is an 8
Therell be a few things you
want to change about your
living arrangements. This is
perfectly normal. Your life is a
work in progress.
Libra (sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is a 5
Cleaning up takes precedence
now. Get rid of stuf you dont
need. Make enough room for a
new project to develop, the frst
of the week.
scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is a 6
Before you leave the job early,
make sure you have whats
coming due. If you pick up the
tab tonight, expect to fnd hid-
den expenses.
sagiTTarius (nov. 22-dec. 21)
Today is an 8
Youre making a good impres-
sion and could get a nice pro-
motion. Dont hold out for more
money yet. That will come later.
capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 7
You may not get far away from
home this weekend, but you
can take a practice run to a
place youll enjoy immensely.
Dont just sit around.
aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 5
Conditions are good for investing
in real estate, if you have the cash.
If not, well, maybe next time.
Instead, start saving up.
pisces (Feb. 19-march 20)
Today is a 6
New situations often lead to new
problems. Such is the case now.
Work out a compromise or two, to
avoid meltdowns.
chicken sTrip
charlie hoogner
NEW DELHI A court issued
arrest warrants for Hollywood actor
Richard Gere and Bollywood star
Shilpa Shetty on Thursday, saying
their kiss at a public function trans-
gressed all limits of vulgarity, media
reports said.
Judge Dinesh Gupta issued the
warrants in the northwestern city
of Jaipur after a local citizen filed a
complaint charging that the public
display of affection offended local
sensibilities, the Press Trust of India
news agency reported.
Gupta earlier viewed television
footage of the event, which he called
highly sexually erotic, saying the
pair violated Indias strict public
obscenity laws.
Gere and Shetty transgressed all
limits of vulgarity and have the ten-
dency to corrupt the society, PTI
quoted the judge as saying.
Such cases against celebrities
often filed by publicity seekers are
common in conservative India.
Gere takes
P.D.A. too far
gurinder osan/associaTeD Press
hollywood actor richard gere, left, hugs and kisses Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty during
an event for HIV-AIDS awareness on Sunday in NewDelhi, India.
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Free for all, i wish you could
receive texts, because i really had
to poop in class and i wanted to
send you a text and tell you that.
dear kansan, sex has been
around for a long time. it certainly
doesnt merit front page headline
i just thought of a new idea for
a tV show: Park & ride confes-
Free for all, ive made your
section every day this week. i
must be like butter, because im
on a roll!
can you tell me why ive been
waiting in the rain for half an hour
for a bus thats supposed to run
every four minutes?
es food is comforting on only
one level. i know that if theres
ever a nuclear bomb, i wont have
to eat cockroaches because es
food will survive too.
You know, i like this warm
weather and all, but it means i
cant wear my badass, cool letter-
man jacket.
sasha kaun is a product of the
dHarma initiative.
the esurance girl is a cocktease.
i just saw sasha kaun walking,
and he had a boot on his foot.
what happened to sasha kauns
Free for all, i just got done
telling my roommate why my cell
phone was in his ex-girlfriends
room. i need a hug.
i just wanted to say that there
is one really good thing about the
rain, and thats that it made the
toilet paper really soft, so it feels a
lot better to wipe with.
Free for all, do you have any
change? change? do you have
any change? i need some change.
do you have any change?
im at the Phoggy dog right
now with my best friend, dan. i
just want to say that its my big-
gest wish to get into the Free for
all, so please print this. i love you.
bitch, im true. bitch, im so
kevin bacon is a slut.
andrew, i know you have a
girlfriend, but could you just make
out with me, id really appreciate
to the guy who said guns dont
kill people, people kill people,
youre probably right, but i think
the guns help.
one of my professors just told
us that hed been to a Vietnamese
brothel, and he chose girl no. 99.
to the kid who likes being
called a douchebag because its a
hygiene product: shut the hell up,
you bar of soap! im just kidding.
Have a fabulous Friday.
i to think of Jesus as a rock
singer with an angel band, and im
in the front row, hammered.
to the guy at the Hawk that
wouldnt stop making out with
me: thank you. i now have cuts all
over the inside of my lip.
i just took sheryl crows advice
and used one piece of toilet paper,
and now my hands are covered all
in shit.
if dandelions were an std, ku
would have syphilis.
Guns dont kill people. People
with mustaches kill people.
amy, are you pregnant?
well why dont you cry about it,
why do i have a raging
boner right now? is it because im
watching courteney cox?
no, Free for all, seriously,
wheres Jonah?
call 864-0500
letter to the editor
grant Snider
The April 25 story about sex toys
prompted me to think not so much
about sex but about the way we use
words. What seems to be simple report-
ing of facts often contains implicit mes-
sages about what we value. The use of
the word empowerment in the article
sends the message that selling sex toys is
some kind of philanthropy.
Didnt the word empowerment
used to describe causes such as womens
suffrage or civil rights? Pursuits that
promote the good of the whole human
Its no secret that humans, along with
all animals, can experience pleasure in
sexual stimulation. But as humans we
want more than self-serving pleasure; we
want love and a purpose in life.
Without a purpose, we get bored and
try to distract ourselves with more and
more types of pleasures but does our
fulfillment in life really increase with
the number of sexual positions we are
capable of? Sex has lost its purpose when
it is not a gift of self, a sign of love for
another person in a relationship. If we
look beyond self-serving pleasure for
a moment to as about the purpose of
our lives, maybe well finally get some
Kristin Kennalley
Wichita senior
On Monday a high-ranking Vatican
official denounced gay marriage. No
shock there. What was unsettling
was that he likened gay marriage to
terrorism with a human face. Now
Archbishop Angelo Amato either has a
horrendous speech writer, or hes mak-
ing one of the more asinine comparisons
ever to be spread by the media.
Amato loses his point when likening
two people in love to
suicide bombers
and hateful killers.
The comparison is
so outrageous and
blatantly stupid
that Amatos insult
backfires with
more firepower
that he had origi-
nally placed in that
Yes, marriage is one of the seven sac-
raments of the Roman Catholic Church.
However, divorce violates the lifelong
element of what defines a marriage. Yet
Amato isnt calling divorced Catholics
terrorists. Amato and the Catholic
Church dont have to embrace gay mar-
riage. As a senior official in one of the
worlds largest and oldest religious
institutions, Amato is in a tremendous
position to do good, inspire people and
spread charity. So it is immature and
wrong to pick a fight about gay marriage
as a vehicle of fear and hate when the
world is overflowing with these things
already. Religion has the power to unify
just as easily as it does to divide.
With all the tragedies occurring in
todays world, perhaps Amato should
focus on a more unifying and positive
sacrament that the world should attempt
to strive for. Surely the principles behind
the Sacrament of Penance can apply
to everyone. There isnt enough self-
realization, reconciliation and attention
to those that need
our help. What a
wonderful expres-
sion of religion it
would be if Amato
rallied any willing
and able-bodied
person to throw
themselves into
with others and
repent selfishness
by assisting the poor, the dying and the
Church should be a place where
people seek solace, learn how to help
themselves and love each other. Lowly,
divisive tactics and messages of hate
are better served for the Jerry Springer
show. All churches and places of worship
have some uplifting messages to spread
to the masses.
Hopefully comments like Amatos
dont overpower all the good religion
can do.
Tasha Riggins for the editorial board
I am from a small farm town
in south central Kansas that could
hardly fill Budig 110. There were
27 people in my graduating class.
About a half of them went to college
and the rest of stayed in Norwich to
take over their families farms. My
high school offered no AP credits.
I had the same teacher for English,
math, social science and science all
four years of high school.
Because of this I grew up think-
ing that I lacked the proper educa-
tion and knowledge to make it at a
big-time university.
But as I end my sophomore year
at the University of Kansas, I now
know that my small town taught me
more than I realized.
Norwich taught me to be friendly
and polite. Not everyone here is
a snob or cold-hearted, but back
home everyone waves or smiles as
you drive by. People stop to ask how
you are doing or how your family
is. Here people do not seem to be as
sincere and people rarely smile as
you pass them on the sidewalk.
I also learned how to have fun
doing nothing. Norwich does
not have a Wal-Mart or even a
McDonalds. We
dont have a stop
light, most of
our city roads
are dirt and we
lost our post
office and gro-
cery store. The
lack of entertain-
ment forced my friends and me to
find a way to have fun doing noth-
ing and to appreciate the things we
did have.
We would drive up to the
Farmers Co-op, the tallest structure
in town, where wheat is weighed,
and weigh our cars. We would sit
around a field watching stars and
talk about our hopes and fears. We
learned how to connect with people
in a time when technology puts up
barriers between true connections.
As corny as it sounds, we learned
to appreciate things like friends and
My high
school also gave
me an excel-
lent education.
Although from
my description
it may seem
below average,
my teachers
taught important values. My larg-
est class had 25 students, but most
averaged about 10. Small numbers
allowed teachers to pay close atten-
tion to each one of us and it allowed
me to speak my mind. Its intimidat-
ing to raise your hand in Budig 120
but in a class of 10 you dont even
need to raise your hand you just
In Norwich, you cannot skip
classes and you cannot turn in
assignments late. If you do, your
teacher will ask you, your sister
whom they teach later in the day
or your best friend where you are
or why youre slacking. This close
inspection taught me to be respon-
sible. I got into the habit of turning
in my assignments on time and
attending class regularly.
So before cultured people
make a wisecrack about how small
town kids dont know anything,
think about how our backgrounds
have taught us to be hard-working,
friendly and responsible. We may
not have grown up with the best of
everything, but we grew up appreci-
ating what we have.
Chelsea Magruder is a Norwich
sophomore in journalism and
Small hometowns yield great students
Archbishop abuses
power with remark
Sex toys cant truly satisfy
In Norwich, you cannot skip
classes and you cannot turn in
assignments late.
Amato loses his point when
likening two people in love to
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Free of his wheelchair and teth-
ered only to heart rate and blood
pressure monitors, astrophysicist
Stephen Hawking on Thursday
fulfilled a dream of floating
weightless on a zero-gravity jet,
a step he hopes leads to further
space adventures.
The modified jet carrying
Hawking, a handful of his phy-
sicians and nurses, and dozens
of others first flew up to 24,000
feet over the Atlantic Ocean off
Florida. Nurses lifted Hawking
and carried him to the front of the
jet, where they placed him on his
back atop a special foam pillow.
The jet then climbed to around
32,000 feet and made a parabolic
dive back to 24,000 feet, allowing
Hawking and the other passengers
to experience weightlessness for
about 25 seconds.
Hawking, a mathematics profes-
sor at the University of Cambridge
who has done groundbreaking
work on black holes and the ori-
gins of the universe, has the para-
lyzing disease ALS, also known as
Lou Gehrigs disease.
The 65-year-old was the first
person with a disability to experi-
ence the flight by Zero Gravity
Corp., which has flown about
2,700 people out of Florida since
late 2004 and began offering the
flights in Las Vegas this week.
As you can imagine, Im very
excited, Hawking told reporters
before the flight. I have been
wheelchair bound for almost four
decades. The chance to float free
in zero-g was wonderful.
Unable to talk or move his
hands and legs, Hawking can only
make tiny facial expressions using
the muscles around his eyes, eye-
brows, cheek and mouth. He uses
a computer attached to his wheel-
chair to talk for him in a synthe-
sized voice by choosing words on
a computer screen through an
infrared sensor on a headpiece
that detects motion in his cheek.
He raises an eyebrow to signal
yes and tenses his mouth to the
side to indicate no.
I want to demonstrate to the
public that anybody can par-
ticipate in this type of weight-
less experience, Hawking said
Hawkings personal physicians
were on hand to make sure noth-
ing went wrong. The physicist
was attached to heart, blood pres-
sure and oxygen-measuring moni-
tors during the flight. Medical
equipment sufficient for a mini-
intensive care unit also was on
board, said Dr. Edwin Chilvers,
Hawkings personal physician.
Im anticipating everything to
nothing, Chilvers said before the
Others on the flight included
financial backers of Zero Gravity
and passengers who bid a total of
$150,000 toward charities to go on
the flight.
TOPEKA Gov. Kathleen
Sebelius veto of a bill preventing
local governments from imposing
additional restrictions on Kansans
carrying concealed guns was over-
ridden Thursday in the House, but
she will have to wait to see whether
the Senate follows suit.
The 98-26 vote 14 more than
the two-thirds majority required
was the first step toward handing
Sebelius her second veto defeat.
Its not a real surprise, Sebelius
spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran
said of the House vote.
The Senate had planned to
take up the override effort later
Thursday, but postponed action
because a senator who supports it
was absent. The chamber passed
the bill 29-11 and it takes 27 votes
to override and allow the bill to
become law.
If the Senate does override, it
will be second time in two years
a veto by the Democratic gov-
ernor has been
overridden by
the Republican-
c o n t r o l l e d
Legislature, each
time over leg-
islation dealing
with concealed
Last year,
the Legislature
overturned her
veto of the bill
allowing law-
abiding Kansans who meet state
requirements to get a four-year
permit to carry a concealed gun.
Since January, the attorney gen-
erals office has issued some 6,500
Sen. Phil Journey, who plans to
make the override motion, said
there are more than enough votes
to nullify the veto.
The reason for the veto was
insignificant to the important part
of the bill of statewide licenses
being administered only by the
attorney general, said Journey,
R-Haysville. The cities obviously
exceeded the original intent of the
law. Its easier to clarify the law
than have a test case in court.
The bill also would require infor-
mation including date of birth,
gender and race be immedi-
ately forwarded to the FBI when a
court finds a person be a danger to
themselves or others. It also would
prohibit the issuing of permits to
those convicted of a misdemeanor
crime of domestic violence.
When she vetoed the bill April
13, Sebelius said she felt it posed
new threats to public safety. The
governor said she didnt oppose
an attempt to make concealed gun
rules consistent statewide but the
bill became flawed when the Senate
reworked it.
Speaker Melvin Neufeld, R-
Ingalls said the vote was about
what he expected.
The message to the governor
and the people is that elected offi-
cials in the House support the
Second Amendment and peoples
rights under it, he said. The gov-
ernor never supported the Second
Amendment. Its not a surprise she
didnt this time.
Rep. L. Candy Ruff, who helped
lead to override effort, called the
vote margin encouraging.
It shows a determination by
the House to have concealed carry
consistently applied, said Ruff, D-
Leavenworth. We occupy the field
of concealed carry, period.
Ruff called the governors
decision an unfortunate turn of
events, adding she agrees with
Sebelius on 98 percent of her posi-
The bill was
a reaction to
efforts by some
cities, especial-
ly in Johnson
County, to
impose their
own require-
Suppor t e r s
say the state
should set the
requirements for
concealed guns
so they will be uniform statewide,
avoiding the possibility of someone
unknowingly violating some local
concealed gun ordinance that goes
beyond state law.
Sebelius said she believes the
bill took too much power away
from local governments to regu-
late concealed guns, especially at
outdoor events and locations such
as parks.
If we find permit holders are
a problem at parks, then the cities
can come back to us, Ruff said.
Until then, they dont have a leg
to stand on.
Sections of the bill removed
by the Senate were seen by local
officials as necessary if they were
to keep hidden guns out of zoos,
festivals and other open-air events.
Some legislators said the provisions
were vague enough that their inter-
pretation could vary from city to
city. The veto was supported by the
League of Kansas Municipalities,
which said the bill would prevent
local governments from keeping
concealed guns not only out of
open-air events but out of private
businesses as well.
Astrophysicist foats free in zero-g
Peter Cosgrove/AssoCiAted Press
Astrophysicist stephen Hawking is assisted of the tarmac at the Kennedy Space Center by his caregiver, Monica Guy, as he is applauded by mem-
bers of the fight crew after completing a zero-gravity fight on Thursday in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Free of his wheelchair and tethered only to heart rate
and blood pressure monitors, Hawking on Thursday fulflled a dream of foating weightless on a zero-gravity jet, a step he hopes leads to further space
House turns down
second Sebelius veto
The message to the governor
and the people is that elected
ofcials in the House support
the Second Amendment.
Melvin neufeld
By Rustin DoDD
second time in three hours at the
Big 12 Championship, Elizaveta
Avdeeva found herself locked in a
tiebreaker with Oklahomas Gabby
Avdeeva and sophomore Edina
Horvath got the better of Baker and
Irina Lykina in the No. 1 doubles
match, winning 9-8 (5). But with
the team score knotted up at 3-3,
Avdeeva and Baker again hooked
up in another epic tiebreaker to
decide the team outcome. This time
Kansas No. 1 singles player was all
out of magic. Avdeeva fell 7-3 in a
second set tiebreaker giving Baker a
7-5, 7-6 (3) victory and Oklahoma a
4-3 win in the opening round of the
Big 12 Championship.
After her teams season ended
with a 4-17 record, Coach Amy
Hall-Holt tried to put a positive
spin on the close loss.
The girls put it out there in
both singles and doubles, Hall-Holt
said. This, she said while looking
around the Plaza Tennis Center, Is
what competition is all about.
The match had an eerie similar-
ity to the last match Kansas played
against Oklahoma Kansas fell 4-3
at Oklahoma on March 14. In both
matches, Kansas won the No. 1 and
No. 2 doubles matches to take the
doubles point, but lost four out of
six singles matches to lose 4-3.
This time, Kansas got an 8-6 win
from junior Lauren Hommell and
freshman Kunigunda Dorn at No.
2 doubles to compliment Avdeeva
and Horvaths victory at the No. 1
As the match moved to singles,
Kansas saw Hommell quickly go
down, losing 6-2, 6-0. Then Horvath
and Dorn were the next to fall. They
lost 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and 6-1,
7-5 at No. 3 singles respectively.
Kansas once again received a
lift from Yuliana Svistun at No. 5
singles. Svistun won 6-1, 6-0 in
dominating fashion, giving Kansas
their second point of the day.
Stephanie Smith also pulled out
a win in singles for Kansas in a
tHE prEssUrE Is oN
Track and feld will compete at Drake Relays and Cardinal Invitational this weekend.
Athletes have another chance to qualify for regionals in their respective events.
friday, april 27, 2007
Last-ranked Kansas needs weekend win
By AlissA BAuER
While Kansas sat in the rain wait-
ing to start play against border rival
Missouri on Wednesday, Oklahoma
was watching it pour for the second
consecutive night in Texas before
its scheduled game against Texas
The fact that both games were
eventually called off could prove
quite beneficial for the Jayhawks,
(20-25, 6-12 Big 12 Conference) who
enter this weekends series against
the Sooners (27-
15, 7-8) needing
a series victory.
With neither
team playing
since last week-
end, Kansas
wont be denied
the upper hand
by canceling its
second midweek
game in three
It makes it tough, coach Ritch
Price said about continuously miss-
ing midweek contests. One of the
things that happens in midweek
games is keeping your batters up
with velocity. You play those mid-
week games to stay weekend-ready.
Price noticed that on Friday
nights after his team didnt play, his
guys had trouble at the plate in the
opening game of the series.
The Jayhawks are hoping can-
cellations have the same effect on
Though theyve won just two of
their last five, the Sooners took the
series victory from Kansas State last
weekend. After dropping the first
game to the Wildcats, the Sooners
scored 32 runs, taking the series.
The last time Kansas took on
Oklahoma, the Jayhawks rolled over
them, 7-2, during their tear through
the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma
City last May.
Kansas isnt
nearly that
hot this time
around, but the
team refuses
to stay down.
Theyve gone 1-4
in their last five
games, but still
earned a victory
against Texas
Tech in their last
game, avoiding
the series sweep.
Despite 12 conference losses and
holding down the last place spot, the
Jayhawks have not been swept in a
Big 12 series this year.
Theyve done a really nice job,
Price said of his guys staying level
headed during the rough stretch.
Kansas will face the sooners this weekend after its midweek game was rained out. Last time kansas faced oklahoma, the Jayhawks won 7-2 in last seasons
Big 12 Tournament.
do The drew
Second no-draft year
shows poor coaching
t looks like Kansas will go
another year without hav-
ing a player drafted in the
NFL draft. Yes, Jon Cornish might
get selected in a late round (sixth
or seventh), but its not likely.
It might benefit Cornish to slip
through the cracks, so he can sign
as an undrafted free agent with
whichever team wants him.
Last year, Charles Gordon and
Charlton Keith went undrafted
and both are
currently on
NFL rosters;
Gordon is with
the Minnesota
Vikings and
Keith recently
signed with
the Oakland
Raiders. But,
if Kansas goes
two years without an NFL draft
selection, red flags should be
This isnt a knock on Cornish.
He was the best player on the
team last season and he deserves
a lot of credit. But its hard to
project him as a lock to play in
the NFL. Cornish ran the 40-
yard dash in 4.62 at the Scouting
Combine and 4.51 at the Pro Day
at Kansas. To cut it at the NFL as
a special teams player, which is
Cornishs best shot, he needs to
improve his speed. Experts have
Cornish as a guy that is good, but
not great, at a lot of things.
Funny, doesnt that sound like
coach Mark Manginos recruiting
classes? Hell get a few good, but
never great, players.
Mangino has done a good job
of finding diamond-in-the-rough
players such as Gordon and cor-
nerback Aqib Talib, but he hasnt
brought in high-profile recruits
that would turn KU into an elite
program. Entering year six of
the Mangino era, it doesnt seem
likely he will, either. But, this
wouldnt have been a problem if a
coaching change had been made
when it should have back in
In 2004, there were a lot of
college football coaching changes
Steve Spurrier took the helm
at South Carolina, Urban Meyer
replaced Ron Zook at Florida
and Charlie
Weis went to
Notre Dame,
to name a few.
It was similar
to this years
college basket-
ball coaching
kept his job
after a 4-7
season. The best 4-7 season in
Kansas football history was what
some fans called it. People were
ecstatic that the Jayhawks were
somewhat competitive and lost
football games by one touchdown
instead of three touchdowns
like they were accustomed to in
the Terry Allen era. Mangino
got the pass because he took the
team to a bowl game the year
before, too. But this was the year
Kansas could have brought in a
well-respected coach and good
recruiter such as Zook.
By DREw DAvison
kansan columnist
sEE davison oN pAgE 6B
the Jayhawks ended their season Thursday with a frst-round loss to Oklahoma. Their record for
the season is 4-17.
Tiebreaker decides
frst-round outcome
Momentum builds as Kansas comes back home
Our frst four weeks we swung
the bats really well, but we
didnt pitch that well. Now
were getting the pitching.
RiTch PRice
sEE baseball oN pAgE 6B
This wouldnt have been a
problem if a coaching change
had been made it when it
should have back in 2004.

sEE softball oN pAgE 6B
By EvAn kAfARAkis
Home may be where the heart is,
but its not where the wins are for the
Jayhawks this season.
After a long day in Nebraska on
Thursday the Kansas softball team
returns to Lawrence to conclude its
2007 season at home this weekend.
Its frustrating not getting the
home wins, but I love how were
playing on the road, coach Tracy
Bunge said.
Kansas (31-18-1, 6-8 Big 12
Conference) will play No. 3 ranked
Oklahoma (34-16, 7-7 Big 12
Conference) at 2 p.m. Saturday and
1 p.m. Sunday.
Right now, were playing with
confidence and I think well be able
to give Oklahoma a run for their
money, Bunge said.
Being the final home series, the
Jayhawks will recognize the seniors,
pitcher Kassie Humphreys and first
baseman Nicole Washburn, in a pre-
game ceremony.
The team is winless at Arrocha
Ballpark this season against Big 12
teams; though on the road the team
is 6-1 against the Big 12 with vic-
tories against Nebraska (34-14, 7-5
Big 12 Conference) and Creighton
(32-11-1, 13-3-1 Missouri Valley
At 1:30 p.m. the team played in
Lincoln, Neb., after the game was
postponed Wednesday because of
wet conditions. They then traveled
to Omaha, Neb., to play one game
against Creighton, which was origi-
nally a double-header.
Not many teams could handle
what we went through and for us
to get wins was important, Bunge
Game one:
kansas 6, nebraska 3
Two of the Big 12 top pitchers
squared off in a close knit game that
opened up late.
Senior pitcher Kassie Humphreys
(16-10) gave up three runs on three
hits, but got the offensive support
the team has been lacking in recent
weeks to give her the victory.
Humphreys threw a complete
game, struck out four batters and
walked eight.
Squaring off against the Kansas
offense was Nebraskas senior ace
Ashley DeBuhr.
DeBuhr, who shut out the
Jayhawks in their first meeting,
threw for six innings and struck out
seven Jayhawk batters.
Nebraska struck first in the sec-
sEE tennis oN pAgE 8B
sports 2b friday, april 27, 2007
athletics calendar
n Baseball vs. Oklahoma, 7 p.m.
Norman, Okla.
n Tennis at Big 12 Champion-
ships, All day, Kansas City, Mo.
n Track at Drake Relays, All day,
Des Moines, Iowa
n Softball vs. Oklahoma, 2 p.m.
Arrocha Ballpark
n Baseball vs. Oklahoma, 3 p.m.
Norman, Okla.
n Tennis at Big 12 Champion-
ships, All day, Kansas City, Mo.
n Track at Drake Relays, All day,
Des Moines, Iowa
n Baseball vs. Oklahoma, 1 p.m.
Norman, Okla.
n Softball vs. Oklahoma, 1 p.m.
Arrocha Ballpark
n Rowingat Big 12 Invitational,
11 a.m. Kansas City, Kan.
n Tennis at Big 12 Champion-
ships, All day, Kansas City, Mo.
By Catherine odson
Tricia Sawtelle was a bit skeptical
when the members of the Kansas
rowing team were told to close their
eyes and row.
We were kind of nervous
because we were afraid someone
was going to get an oar handle in
the back, Sawtelle, a senior rower,
said. After we did it the first time,
we thought, Oh, that was easier
than we thought it would be, and
just had fun with it.
Sawtelle said that the rowers had
to trust each other and depend on
what they felt because they couldnt
see what anyone else was doing.
Senior rower Lindsey Miles said
the team wasnt sure whether to
take the idea seriously at first, but
the exercise helped them focus on
moving together during a stressful
point in the race.
The start is a very hectic, nerve-
wracking time, and we have a ten-
dency to get over hyped up, Miles
said. Were not as in sync as well as
we can be.
Starts have caused problems for
the Jayhawks this season. Kansas
first varsity eight boat fell behind
early against Minnesota, and three
Kansas boats did the same against
Kansas State on April 7. Its one
of the things the Jayhawks will
try to improve in Sundays Big 12
Invitational in Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas coach Rob Catloth said
the exercise wasnt a magic potion
but would help the rowers be aware
of more than what they saw in the
Its just a little trick to help you
think about things a little differently
and get your focus on things that
will help you go faster, he said.
Kansas will race against Kansas
State and Texas, the only other Big
12 Conference universities with
rowing teams. Kansas finished sec-
ond to Texas in all six races on
March 24. The Jayhawks defeated
the Wildcats in Lawrence to capture
the Kansas Cup two weeks later.
Kansas and Kansas State tied for
second behind Texas at last years
invitational. Texas has won the past
five years.
Sophomore coxswain Katie
Brosious said the team was ready to
get after the title.
I think were ready to take the
cup, she said. Texas has had it way
too long.
The regatta begins at 11 a.m.
Sunday on Lake Wyandotte in
Kansas City, Kan.
Kansan senior sportswriter
Catherine odson can be contact-
ed at
Edited by Trevan McGee
Kansas prepares
for Big 12 rematch
TRAck AND fielD
Team splits for weekend competitions
By tayLor Bern
The Jayhawks will have athletes at
two different locations in the hopes
of bringing home more regional
qualifying marks.
Most of the track and field ath-
letes will take the trip to Des Moines,
Iowa, for the Drake Relays, while a
small contingent of distance run-
ners will travel west for the Cardinal
Invitational at Stanford.
At last seasons Drake Relays,
a meet very similar to the Kansas
Relays, junior Egor Agafonov won
the hammer throw with his career-
best toss of 233-0 feet. Agafonov
won the Kansas Relays this year
with a season-best throw of 227-05
feet and is the favorite heading into
Saturdays competition.
Sophomore Zlata Tarasova, also
competing in the hammer throw,
will look to build on her eighth place
finish a year ago.
Fresh off his Kansas Relays vic-
tory, senior Eric Babb takes on
the long jump, with junior Barrett
Saunders providing some friendly
Junior Kate Sultanova will com-
pete in the special section of the pole
vault on Saturday, while freshmen
Kirk Cooper and Jordan Scott each
get their first Drake experience as a
college athlete on Friday in the pole
Throwing the discus will be senior
Cody Roberts, and hurling the shot
put will be senior Abby Emsick and
sophomore Stephanie Horton.
Headlining the group of distance
runners that will be heading to
Stanford are junior All-Americans
Paul Hefferon and Colby Wissel.
Hefferon and Wissel each ran
in the 1,500 meters at the Kansas
Relays in order to prepare them-
selves for this weekends races. The
goal was to work on certain muscles
that the runners will need at the end
of a long race.
Wissel will run in the 5,000 meters
and Hefferon is scheduled to run his
first-ever 10,000-meter race.
Kansan sportswriter taylor Bern can
be contacted at
Edited by Lisa Tilson
Amanda Sellers/KANSAN
Julius Jiles, Kansas City, Mo., sophomore, keeps pace with other runners during the mens 100-
meter dash on April 20. Jiles fnished his heat with a time of 10.96.
2008 OlYmpicS
Longest torch relay in history covers sensitive ground
By stePhen Wade
assoCiated Press
BEIJING Organizers for the
2008 Beijing Olympics announced
Thursday what will be the longest
torch relay in the history of the
games, tracing a route that covers
five continents and makes politically
sensitive stops in Taiwan and Tibet.
The head of Taiwans Olympic
Committee, however, said it would
not participate in the relay, because
it downgraded the islands sover-
At a Beijing ceremony attend-
ed by senior members of Chinas
ruling Communist Party and the
International Olympic Committee,
organizers said the route would
cover 85,000 miles, last 130 days
and reach Mount Everest.
It will be a relay that will cover
the longest distance and be most
inclusive and involve the most peo-
ple in Olympic history, said Liu Qi,
the head of Beijings Olympic orga-
nizing committee.
The relay is the latest grand plan
associated with an Olympics that
organizers and IOC officials have
said should set a new standard for
the games. But it also takes the
games into politically tricky terrain.
Stops in Taiwan and Tibet, where
Mount Everest towers, have gener-
ated controversy ever since Beijing
telegraphed its intentions to include
them on the route years ago. Taiwan
has resisted Beijings overtures
and sometimes threats to unify
after splitting amid civil war while
Chinas often-harsh 57-year rule
over Tibet has been widely criti-
Four American activists were
detained by Chinese authorities
Wednesday on Mount Everest after
they unfurled a banner calling for
Tibets independence.
Beijing is hoping that the torch
relay will bolster its claims over both
In a compromise, however, the
torch will pass from Vietnams Ho
Chi Minh City to Taipei, Taiwans
capital, and then to Chinese-con-
trolled Hong Kong. The route allows
Taiwan to say it is part of the inter-
national leg, while allowing China
to blur the distinction between the
domestic and international parts.
But Tsai Chen-wei, chairman of
Taiwans Olympic Committee, said
less than two hours after the Beijing
meeting that the island would not
participate in the torch relay.
This route is a domestic route
that constitutes an attempt to down-
grade our sovereignty, Tsai said. It
is something that the government
and people cannot accept.
Tsais comments contradicted
an April 13 statement by another
Taiwanese Olympic official, who said
the island could accept a spot on the
torch route that involved geographi-
cal contiguity with Hong Kong.
Taiwans governing Democratic
Progressive Party has long pushed
for a torch route that would reflect
Taiwans separateness from China,
from which it split amid civil war
in 1949.
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Superb Condo! Only mins from KU Stylish
interior, LR with freplace, DR, sunroom/of-
fce, laundry room, pool and carport
$84,000 Susan Thomas 785-760-4444
Basketball, Baseball & Football cards for
sale. 2000+ rookies, stars and hidden
gems. $150 obo! (620)245-1654
Honest, Dependable. Drug Test With Ap-
plication. Bonner Springs 913-422-4400.
Earn $2500+ monthly and more to type
simple ads online.
General laborers, asbestos abatement
and pipeline workers needed in the
Lawrence area. Contact Laborers Local
1290 Manhattan offce to inquire. 785-
Join The Eldridge team. Needed house-
keepers, banquet servers, bellmen, and
front desk clerk. Apply in person 701 Mas-
sachusetts EOE
Health & Wellness Company looking
for motivated new consultants.
Opportunity of a lifetime. Call
Lindsay at 785-749-5107
Full or Part-time summer positions at
Childrens Museum in Shawnee, KS.
Please call 913-268-4176 for application
and to schedule an interview.
Full and part-time positions available in
Client Services. Part-time position in Hu-
man Resources. Great environment and
benefts. Apply online at
Help Wanted for custom harvesting. Com-
bine operators and truck drivers. Guaran-
teed pay. Good summer wages. Call
970-483-7490 evenings.
Portable garage, 1 yr old, $75 obo,
20x12x10, see ad on or
DST Systems, Inc. has immediate
openings for part-time and full-time
Mutual Fund/Corporate Securities
Representatives in our Lawrence
offce of Boston Financial Data
Services-Midwest. Individuals in these
positions are primarily responsible for
processing requests and providing cus-
tomer service to shareholders on a day-to-
day basis. Applicants should have 2-4
years customer service and/or equivalent
experience, Some college preferred,
Excellent communication skills, Financial
services experience helpful, but not
necessary, Stable work history, Typing 30
wpm, 20 or 40 hours, availability between
7 am and 8 pm Monday-Friday and
one weekend day. This hourly position
begins at $11.23/hr. Please visit, Careers, Search
Openings, and submit
your resume to req 297BR. AA EOE
Selling matching couch & loveseat, lazy-
boy recliner, matching end tables, & enter-
tainment center good shape
Simmons queen size bed, box spring and
frame $450; Oak table w/ built in leaf and
four chairs $300; futon $150. mcguire- or 785-764-2994 hawkchalk.-
Seeking a personal care attendant for a
young adult with autism. 20-25 hrs/ wk +
1-2 overnights. Call 785-266-5307 for
more info or fax resume to 785-271-8299
IKEA Full-sized Bed with a nice head-
board & mattress included. All you need
for $150! contact
I am looking to buy a pair of used base-
ball spikes size 11-11 1/2 depending on
brand. Send me an email if you have a
pair. or(620)245-1654.
Newly opened mail-order pharmacy
seeking PT or FT pharmacy tech starting
immediately. Will work around school hrs.
Aggressive pay - position needed to be
flled immediately. Contact Greg
Looking for fun, outgoing, motivated
people to work in-store promotional sales.
$10/hr (Weekends Only!) Email for more
MONEY! Maine camp needs fun-loving
counselors to teach all land, adventure &
water sports. Great summer! Call
888-844-8080, apply: Simply Wireless, your T-Mobile
Exclusive Dealer has an immediate open-
ing for a bright, energetic person to join
our sales team as a part-time retail sales
representative in Lawrence. Earn an
hourly rate + commission. Our growth has
been phenomenal and were adding to our
ranks. Your potential is only limited by
your imagination as we grow; weve made
a commitment to not lose sight of the rea-
son for our success, our customers and
the people who work here. Send resume
Student hourly graphic designer position
for summer. $10-$13.99/hr. Part-time.
Potential for position to extend into next
school year. Assist in design and imple-
mentation of web applications. Experi-
ence designing text, logo, branding on pa-
per and online. Prefer web design experi-
ence and experience with css. Apply on-
line at
Search for Position # 00061608
Seeking management candidates for an
established Lawrence retailer. Send re-
sume to fax # 913-451-7001 attn. Ellen
Seeking full time nanny to start July or Au-
gust. Experience, enthusiasm, and inter-
est in education required. One-year mini-
mum commitment. Call 979-3741
460W JVC Stereo System. 3-CD
(MP3/CD-R/RW)changer, AM/FM Radio,
2 Cassete Players. Price : $80 obo.
contact @
Beautiful princess wedding dress.Two
stets of wedding rings.Dress was $1000
rings were $2000 each.Will sell at best of-
fer. Call 785-727-0267.
Concert tickets: The Killers at City Market.
KC, MO. Friday May 11. $35 each.
Concert Sold Out! Rhonda 841-2061
Fish Tank for Sale. 1.5 gal octagon.
Comfortably houses one med. goldfsh or
two smaller fsh. Great for Dorm rooms.
$15 obo. 785-979-4221
Great deal on lightly used furniture.
Queen size bed-$200, sofa-$100,
computer desk-$75, kitchen table & 4
chairs-$100. To see, call Tim Babcock
(832) 279-3741.
1984 red yamaha scooter, 4 sale. Good
condition and runs well. $225
HOME FOR SALE: Great 3 BR 2.5 BA
townhome, brand new fooring/carpet.
Perfect for students to live and rent out.
Priced $8000 below market value.
$124,900 Call Trevor 316-215-2485
Home for sale. Charming 2 BR, 1.5 BA
and second lot. 779 Locust Shown by
appt. only. $148,500 Call 856-6126
Wanted - Used Notebook Computer
Must be less than 3 years old and wire-
less internet ready.
Twin size mattress with box spring great
deal! $20. Call 785-393-1700 or email
The University Dance Company
Where: The Lied Center When: April 27 at
7:30 pm & April 28 at 2:30pm & 7:30 pm
Tickets: Lied Center, SUA, or Murphy
ticket offce.
Wanting to sell couch, loveseat, lazy boy
recliner, entertainment center, desk, end
tables, outdoor grill, fry daddy.
Email for pictures & info
White, one year old, stacked washer and
dryer. Like new, works great! Paid $999
asking $300 or best offer. Please call
Used 27 Phillips Magnavox TV w/ remote
for $50. Works great, just moving soon.
For pics email:
Wanting an old cruiser style bicycle. Retro
& reliable for transportation. Any color.
Contact Missi !! 785 979 7472
Carlos OKellys is looking for summer
help. Hiring for all positions. No experi-
ence required, will train. Weekend avail-
ability a plus. 785-832-0550
Attention Students!!!
Summer job opportunity with College
Work outside, gain leadership skills,
fun, advancement
Call now to apply!
Attention College Students!
We pay up to $75 per survey.
Account Service Reps needed to start full-
time on or before June 1, at Security Ben-
eft, Topeka, KS. All degree programs wel-
come. After comprehensive training, AS-
Rs provide information and service (no
selling or solicitation) relating to fnancial
products. Competitive salary and benefts
package for this entry-level career posi-
tion in our dynamic technology-based
business, se2. Apply via our online appli-
cation at or
phone 785.438.3288. EOE.
Attention all Marketing Majors:
Interested in a home-based marketing
company where you can set your own
hours and make as much money as you
chose? For more information, email John
Coleman American Moving Services in
Shawnee, KS is seeking loaders, packers,
drivers and warehouse personnel for the
summer season. Pay range is $10-$13
/hr. Please call 800-239-1427 or email ja- to apply.
Bartenders needed PT. Experienced only.
Apply in person at Slow Ride Roadhouse
1350 N. 3rd st. N. Lawrence.
PROVIDED. 800-965-6520 EXT 108
Paid Survey Takers Needed in Lawrence.
100% FREE to Join! Click on Surveys.
Disabled KU student looking for summer
help. Flexibe AM hrs Mon-Sun. 9-30
hrs/wk No experience necessary. Call Pat
Do you want to work for a restaurant
where you can make money and have
fun? You need to get to know Granite City
Food & Brewery. We are hiring Servers
for our Kansas City Speedway location!
Please apply in person Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm
at 1701 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City
66111. Call 913-334-2255.
Does you summer job leave you feeling
overqualifed and underpaid? This sum-
mer gain experience, travel, make
$700/wk. Call 785-856-2783
Ive lost a grey Saint Anslems sweatshirt.
It was a gift from a close friends so if you
do see it around please let me know. call
@ 802-989-3720 or
Lost Cat: 10 month old calico named Zoey
Last seen around Kasold & Harvard
Black collar w/ red tag.
If found call Jake @ 785.312.4359
Extended bed, white, a little rust, runs
great. $2,500 OBO. 134,000 miles
For more info call Grant 913-424-7181
1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.0, 4 doors, 5
speed manual, power doors/windows.
95K miles. Runs well, but has some body
damage. $9000 OBO. 785.979.2848
2005 Honda TRX 450R 4-wheeler Low
hrs, great condition! K&N air flter, FMF
exhaust, Fat Boy grab bar. $4,750 OBO.
785-691-8528 or
Yellow 92 300 ZX Needs love. Needs
some cosmetic work, which I cant afford.
Brand new engine, body has 163K. Price
negotiable. Call 802-989-3720 or
1991 Mazda Protege for sale, good condi-
tion, looks good and runs great. Cheap &
realiable, wont let you down. $1000 OBO
Call 785-979-6960 for more info.
WHAMtext!!! Paid Summer Sales
Position. Great pay ($1500+/mo), inde-
pendence, fexible hours. EARN RESID-
UAL INCOME ALL YEAR for summer of
work. Established company, new and ex-
citing product. Great resume builder for
business/marketing majors. E-mail re-
sume to or
call 866-WHAMtext (866-942-6839) ext. 3.
Jersey Mike's
Lawrence Store now
Hiring for Slicers and
Cashiers. F/T & P/T
Start May 1!!
Call Breana at Key
DUI/OUI/MIP/Open Container
Traf c Infractions, Landlord/Tenant Disputes
First Consultation FREE
Toll Free
4-day pass for Wakarusa Festiva l- $135.
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reply to:
I am looking to babysit at night, CPR certi-
fed, good driving record. 22years old.
Please email if
Affordable Piano Lessons
First Lesson Free!
Call Ben 785-856-1140
for an Appointment
Player files suit against school
PITTSBURGH One of five
Duquesne University basketball
players shot on campus last year has
sued the school, alleging it failed
to provide adequate security at a
The lawsuit, filed late Wednesday
in Allegheny County Common Pleas
Court, says university officials did
not take action once they knew of
potential criminal activity. A door-
man let two armed men into the
dance even after their friend asked if
the men would be frisked, according
to the lawsuit.
Rather than alerting the cam-
pus police who were present inside
the ballroom about (the frisking
inquiry), or taking other similar rea-
sonable steps, the doorman simply
responded that they would not be
frisked, and allowed the men to
enter, the lawsuit states.
The player who filed suit, Stuard
Baldonado, was one of five shot early
Sept. 17, 2006, as they walked back
from the dance. Also wounded were
Aaron Jackson, Shawn James, Kojo
Mensah and Sam Ashaolu, who was
shot twice in the head.
Baldonado, a junior transfer from
Miami-Dade Community College
in Florida, was shot in the arm.
The bullet, according to the lawsuit,
hit an artery and then continued
through his chest, missing his spine
by a centimeter.
Two alleged gunmen and two
women who
allegedly helped
facilitate the
shooting are
awaiting trial.
Each has pleaded
not guilty.
The school
will not discuss
the lawsuit, but
is committed
to its students
safety, spokes-
woman Bridget
Fare said.
The university has a long-stand-
ing, proven record of providing a
safe living and learning environ-
ment, Fare said. The shooting, she
said, was a totally unprecedented
event for Duquesne.
Baldonado remains a scholarship
player and works out with his team-
mates, after taking a medical redshirt
last season because of his injuries,
said Teresa Toriseva, his attorney.
The bullet damaged Baldonados
elbow and back preventing him from
doing the full range of things he did
as a basketball player, Toriseva said.
That was really
the motivating
factor for mov-
ing forward with
the lawsuit, the
dramatic impact
these injuries are
going to have on
the rest of his
Ba l d o na d o
and Ashaolu,
a 6-7 junior
forward from
Toronto, missed the season because
of the shootings. It remains uncer-
tain if either will play again, though
both were cleared to work out with
the team.
Gene J. Puskar/AssociAted Press
duquesne University mens basketball coach ron everhart, center, helps Stuard Baldonado, right, with his wheelchair after he was released
from Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh on Sept. 22, 2006. Baldonado is one of fve basketball team members who were shot on Sept. 17, 2006, after a party
on campus. In a lawsuit fled on Wednesday in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, Baldonado is suing the school, alleging that it failed to provide
adequate security at a dance.
The university has a long-
standing, proven record of
providing a safe living and
learning environment.
Bridget Fare
University spokeswoman
Sublease: 1BR in 4BR House
$325/month + utilities
May/June thru July 31 or 913-522-6050
Summer Sublease needed for 2 BDRM
2Bath Apt at Melrose Courts 1605 tene-
nessee.washerdryer,pool,workout facility,-
basically on campus contact Zwright@ku.-
WANTED. CALL 816.309.4404 FOR
Summer sublet needed for a room in a 2
BR, 2 BA apt at Westhills Apartments.
$370 a month includes all utilities. Pets
Summer Sublease: Three Bedroom,
Hawker apartments:11th and Missouri,
washer and dryer in unit! If interested
please call Ann (316)655-6961 hawkchalk.-
Summer Sublease 1 BR in 4 BR/2 BA apt.
at The Reserve. Avail mid-May-July 31.
May & June are FREE. $325 + electricity.
Free cable & Internet. Female room-
mates. Call Karina at 314-809-2521.
Summer roommates needed in
Lawrence. Furnished apartments, $250
per month plus 1/4 utilities. Move in June
2nd! Call 785-312-4450 or e-mail d-bar-
Summer sublease. 3 BR 2 bath @
Hawker apts. Great location by football
staduim! New appliances: W/D, DW. Two
porches! Call Ann: 316-655-6961
Hawker 2Br 2Bth Summer Sublease
Luxury Apartments 4 min from campus
Call Jana 847-508-6877 hawkchalk.-
Hawker Luxury 2Bed 2 Bath Summer Sub-
lease 10th Missouri Call Ann (785)
Looking for: 1 BR/1 BA apt/studio/ town-
home for summer. I have a 4lb dog;
preferably on ku bus route/close to cam-
pus-if you have something along these
lines email
Need 2 female roommates to share 3 BR
house starting Aug. 1 block from stadium,
$400 rent + utilities, W/D, cute, clean
house, call Jaime at (785) 979-5968.
Need female to sublease 1BR in 4
BR/4BA apt (The Reserve). Available im-
mediately - July 31st. Rent is $339/mo +
1/4 electricity. hawkchalk.-
Female needed for 1 BR in 4 BR apt at
Reserve. $339 + electric. W/D, private
bathroom, pool, tanning, bus stop, fully
furnished. Lindsey (785)312-4190.
Female roommated needed. 400$/month
+ Cable ($23). Located 2 blocks from 6th
Street Hy-Vee. Call Meg - 785.252.7566
Hawker Luxury Apartment on campus!
10th & Missouri 4 minutes from campus
Summer Sublease 2Br. 2 Bath + Balcony
Call Ann 785-766-1476 hawkchalk.-
Large plan at Hawker Apts. on campus.
W/D in unit. $100 cash to each person
($200 total) when lease is signed. Call
Tim (832) 279-3741 to see.
Gradstudent Seeking Roommates. Lease
runs 06/07 through 08. 3 BR house. W/D,
Garage, very nice landlord. Great place to
study. Call Eric @393-2127 or e-mail at
Sublease needed for the summer through
next year! $375 off! 4 BR/4 BA apt only
$335/mo! Call 630-400-4567: Brittney
Female student wanted for sublease for
1BR in 4BR house. Very nice area, top
foor room. W/D, 2 car garage, new carpet-
ing. Only $243/mo! (913) 449-7451
Roomates needed to share 3BR 2BA
condo with W/D near campus. $290/mo.
+1/3 util. Avail June 1 or Aug 1. 550-4544.
Quiet 2BR, 1-1/2 b, garage, avail. May 11.
A/C, W/D, appl. + D/W + micro. $710 +
$20/mo. pets. West Lawrence (5008 Jef-
ferson Way). Email
2BR available in a 3BR apt. Avail. to
move in at end of fnals week. Good rent
price for both rooms. Email sweant5@ku.-
edu for more info.
Newly renovated 2 BR/2 BA near campus
for sublease Jun-Aug. $297 pp, pay only
electric, free wireless internet. Pool,
workout facility, bus stop. email
Seeking 1-3 roommates for 4 BR, 3 BA
nice house, W/D. May rent 1-room or
entire house. $250-300 each + util, frst
month reduced. 913-207-6519.
Spacious, luxury apartment at reduced
rent. 1 bedroom available in 2 BR/2 BA.
Available immediately for sublease! Call
Roommate needed. Aug07 to Aug08.
W/D DW large room w/ large closet, own
full bath. $260 a month + 1/3 bills.
Roomates needed to share 3BR 2BA
condo with W/D near campus. $290/mo.
+1/3 util. Avail June 1 or Aug 1. 550-4544.
Looking for female to sublese 1 BR in 4
bed, 2 bath house. Only $245.75/mo plus
1/4 util. Located on Overland Drive. W/D
included. Call 785-543-4222!
SUBLEASE 2BR/1BA, 2 storied Town-
home, great location on 6th st. accross
Hyvee, 800+sqft. $499, avail May 20.
Call 785-979-7888.
Studio near campus. Water and gas
included. Available end of May through
July 31st. Call 314-630-9415.
1 BR sublease at High Point for January -
July 2008. Call Jackie at (214) 728-2884.
$640 plus utilities
2BR 1BA, 1 CAR garage $595, W/D
hookup, patio, available Aug. 1 with possi-
ble early move-in June or July, close to
campus, fexible deposit, 785-856-2703 or
4 BR/2 BA apt. fully furnished w/ W/D. All
rooms available for summer sublease.
$240/person + utilities. 19th & Vermont,
call Cole: 316-209-3134
Bedroom in basic, 3 BR house available
from end of May to mid August. Great
downtown location & very low rent.
Contact April. 785-727-9230
3 BR Townhouse. 1 BR for Sublease.
$270/mo rent + 1/3 of utilities. Great
Location. Good Neighborhood.
1 in a 4bed/4bath@Legends-$474/month-
utilities included [8/1/07-7/31/08]. Move in
anytime after May18,07/Free Rent until
August! Call:913-558-9451/luxejay-
1 BR apt. for sublease! Hardwood foors,
private parking, balcony. Near campus
and downtown. $460/ month + gas/elec.
avail. June/July. (785) 221-8858 or
2BR avail in 4BR 2BA for sublease,
MAY-JUL. On KU Bus route + Rec &
gameroom. $223/mo+Util. 913-638-3553,
talk to Michael.
3 BR avail. in 4 BR 2 BA townhome.
Females only. $400/mo.+ 1/4 util. 1 mile
west of KU. Nice community. Call
816-746-5746 or Rachel @785-979-4740.
2 Female roommates needed. Rent $350
including utilities, 1/2 mile from campus,
must love dogs. Email kansbug@hotmail.-
com for more information hawkchalk.-
1 BR in 2 BR/1 BA apt at 24th & Ridge Ct.
available now. Rent is $227.50 per month.
Email for more details.
1 BR 1 BA apt at The Legends Place for
Sublease or Release!!! All utility is included
w/ cable TV & internet. Available: NOW...
1 BR apt. for sublease! Hardwood foors,
private parking, balcony. Near campus
and downtown. $460/ month + gas/elec.
Avail. June/July.
2 BR sublease for the summer. The entire
apartment is for sublease. Spacious apt.
close to campus $480 total. Call
2 BR 2 BA sublease at Quail Creek Apts.
Avail May 15-July 31 with option of
starting new yearly lease Aug 1. Pool,
workout room. $689/mo. Call 312-9754.
1 in a 4bed/4bath@Legends-$474/month-
utilities included [8/1/07-7/31/08]. Move in
anytime after May18,07/Free Rent until
August! Call:913-558-9451/luxejay-
$99 deposit $412/month Pets Allowed
2 Bedrooms all yours Sublease Avalible
ASAP 785-979-4021
CONTACT BRIANA: 281-685-3882.
31ST ST. 1 BR AVAIL MAY 20- JULY 31,
CONTACT BRIANA: 281-685-3882
14th & Kentucky
>2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
>1 car garage
>washer & dryer hookups
To make an appointment,
visit 1203 Iowa
Eastview Apartments 1025 Mississippi
studio, 1 & 2 bedrooms. Laundry on-site.
Available August. MPM 785-841-4935.
Spacious 1, 2, & 3 BRs
Canyon Court Apts.
700 Comet Ln.
Avail June or Aug. 1 BR spacious,
remodeled, quiet apts. Quiet, CA,
balconies, 9th & Emery. No pets/smok-
ing. Starting $375 + utils. 841-3192
Awesome location 4-plex at 922 Ten-
nessee. Close to campus and downtown.
3 BR 2 full BA. W/D. Available Aug. 1.
$850/mo. Call 785-393-1138.
California Apartments: Studios, 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms from $425/month. W/D hook-
ups or included, D/W, C/A. 785-841-4935
Excellent Locations 1341 Ohio and 1104
Tennessee 2BR CA DW W/D Hookups
$510/mo and $490/mo No Pets
Call 785-842-4242
1-5 BR nice houses & apt in houses. 1 &
2 bath. Some have wood foors or free util-
ities or free washer dryer use. Most by
KU. All for Aug 1. No app fees. $340/mo -
$1850/mo 785-841-3633 Call anytime.
1-3 BR apts&houses.Most near campus
2BR 1BA. $650. 1 BLOCK TO KU. W/D
Hookups. Hardwood Flrs. 1824-6 Arkans.
Avail 8/1. Call 218-3788 or 218-8254.
3 BR 2BA 1 garage. W/D hookup. No
pets or smkr. On KU bus route. 806 New
Jersey. $900/mo. Aug. 1. 550-4148.
3 BR apt in renovated older house, 1300
blk Rhode Island, wood foors, DW, an-
tique tub, Avail Aug, large porch, $750,
call Jim and Lois at 785-841-1074
3 to 4 BR house. Full basement, new
kitchen/bath, appls included, big yard.
Near KU. Avail. Aug. Call 785-841-3849.
3 BR apt, 10 month lease, starting in
Aug, wood fr, private deck, DW, off
st parking, 14th & Vermont. $750,
cats ok, 785-841-1074
3 BR Apt. Very spacious, 2 story. 1 & 1/2
BA. Fireplace, skylight, remodeled
kitchen, bathrooms. W/D, walkout patio,
1 car garage. Near campus. 2901 Univer-
sity Dr. $900/mo. No smkng. 748-9807.
3 BRs for rent in a house near Lawrence
High school. Rooms available May 19th
through July 31st. $400/mo includes utili-
ties. If interested call Travis @ 760-3325
3 BR 2.5 BA townhome in NW Lawrence,
gas log freplace, W/D hookups, all appls.,
2 car garage w/opener. $850-$950/mo.
Avail. now! 785-423-2525
1317 Valley Lane. 1, 2, 3 BR apts.
$610-$940/mo. Washer dryer hookup,
dishwasher and garage. Close to campus.
2-3-4 BR houses. Downtown. W/D, DW,
pet friendly, $750-$1300. 826 Rhode Is-
land, 1005 Pennsylvania, 906 Connecti-
cut. Avail Aug. Owner Managed.
10 mo. lease 1 BR basement apt,
avail Aug. in renovated old house.
14th & Vermont, non-wking fre-
place, off st. pking, DW, $369, cats
ok. 841-1074.
2nd fr, 1 BR Apt, avail Aug, in reno-
vated older house, 14th & Conn. DW,
off st pking, $435, cats ok 841-1074
2 BR Apt. Avail August. Between campus
and downtown. Close to gsp/corbin. No
pets. 785-550-5012
1BR and 4BR Apts avail now. Private en-
trance, roomy, large yard. $525/mo and
$750/mo 785-749-1530
2 BR apt, avail Aug, in renovated
older house, DW, W/D central air,
new furnace, walk to KU, 2 and ?
blks east of Mass, $599, no dogs, off
st pking 785-841-1074
2 BR apt. W/D. Close to campus. 928
Alabama. By the stadium. $500/mo.
Ask for Leslie at 550-2342
1125 Tennessee 3 & 4 BR available for
August. Fully-equipped kitchens, over
1400 square feet w/ washer/dryer in-
cluded. MPM 785-841-4935.
1135 Ohio 3 BR, 1.5 BA. $875/mo.
Dishwasher and W/D. Close to campus.
No pets. 749-6084.
2 BR August lease available. Next to
campus. Jayhawk Apts. 1130 W 11th
$600/mo. No pets. 785-556-0713
2 BR basement apt 2 blocks from sta-
dium. Avail June 1. ALL utilities paid. Off
street parking. $545/mo. Refernces re-
quired. Call 785 331 9903. leave mes-
2BR 1BA Duplex. $650. 1 BLOCK TO KU.
W/D. Pets OK. 1222-6 W 19th.
Avail Aug 1. Call 218-8254 or 218-3788.
1701-1717 Ohio 2BR 1BA Close to KU
Dishwasher. W/D. No pets. $620/mo
1BR 1BA Studio. $390. Close to bus
route. 508 Wisconsin. Call 218-3788 or
1050 sqft. 3 BR 2 BA, $950/mo, kitchen &
appliances, W/D, pool hottub, exercise
room, free breakfast & dvd rental
1 BR at 1316 Mass St. $385. No pets or
smoking. Off street parking. Call
785-331-9096 or 785-856-2526.
1 BR 1317 Westbrooke. Close to KU.
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5B friday, aPriL 27, 2007
sports 6B friday, april 27, 2007

baseball (continued from 1b)
That shows their maturity. You
recognize that you have to play 27
games, all nine weekends. Were
sitting at the bottom of the Big 12
standings looking up at literally two
to two-and-a-half games separate us
from last to fifth place.
Price has a point. Entering this
weekends series, Oklahoma sits in
fifth place in the Big 12 with seven
conference victories. Kansas sits in
last with six.
Nevertheless, Kansas needs to
win starting now. Senior center
fielder Kyle Murphy will be a likely
candidate in making that happen.
Murphy led the offensive effort in
his teams last time out on Sunday,
going 3-for-5 in the 8-1 routing of
Texas Tech. Murphy is second on
the team with a .315 average on a
team hitting just .278.
Oklahoma, on the other hand,
continues to keep the bats hot
despite the four game losing streak
that was snapped in Manhattan last
Shortstop Aaron Reza leads
the team, hitting .341. His 3-for-6
Sunday performance included a solo
shot. Right fielder Joe Dunigan also
tagged one on Sunday for his team-
leading eighth homer of the season.
He barely trails Reza, hitting .340.
Kansas will again start freshman
lefty Wally Marciel this weekend.
However, he will replace junior Zach
Ashwood and sophomore southpaw
Nick Czyz will return to a rotation
that Price said is giving them more
chances to win.
Our first four weeks we swung
the bats really well, but we didnt
pitch that well, Price said. Now
were getting the pitching.
Both will be on display in
Norman, Okla., at 7 p.m.
Kansan sportswriter Alissa Bauer
can be contacted at abauer@kan-
Edited by Lisa Tilson
davison (continued from 1b)
Zook has coaching roots at
Kansas, and Illinois isnt more
appealing than KU. Yes, Illinois has
struggled so far under Zook, but
look at the recruiting classes he has
brought in the past two seasons.
Zooks last two classes, according to, are No. 28 and No. 20.
Manginos are No. 47, and No. 78.
Mangino has done a respectable
job of getting KU competitive, but
he clearly isnt the coach that can
take the football program to the
next level. This season should have
been a cakewalk easy schedule
without Oklahoma and Texas, weak
Big 12 North. If KU didnt blow
the Toledo, Baylor, Texas A&M
and Oklahoma State games, this
team would be eyeing the Big 12
championship. But wait, shouldnt
we just be satisfied that the football
team is in these games just like
in 2004?
Davison is an Overland Park
senior in journalism.
Edited by Kelly Lanigan
softball (continued from 1b)
Kansas 000 004 1 5 6 2
Nebraska 010 000 2 3 3 1
Kassie Humphreys and Tifany
Craner; Ashley DeBuhr, Molly
Hill (7) and Jamie Waldecker. W
Humphreys 16-10. L De-
Buhr 17-8.
Kansas 2, Creighton 1
Kansas 020 000 0 2 6 0
Creighton 100 000 0 1 6 0
Valerie George, Kassie Hum-
phreys (4) and Erika Simington;
Oltman and Eadus. W Hum-
phreys 17-10. L Oltman 20-
6. 2B CU: Eadus, Sinkler.
Records Kanss 31-18-1,
Creighton 32-11-1.
Kansas 5, nebraska 3
nuggets coachs son recovers from cancer surgery
DENVER Coby Karl went
through dribbling and shoot-
ing drills on the far corner of the
Denver Nuggets practice court.
He put himself through quite a
workout as some of the Nuggets
players scrimmaged at the other
It feels good to get a sweat
going, the Boise State basketball
player said Thursday. Im tired,
but its a good thing. You know
youre getting better.
Karl, the son of Nuggets coach
George Karl, underwent a seven-
hour surgery on April 2 to remove
cancerous lymph nodes. It was his
second operation in 13 months.
But hes feeling better. Hes
slowly getting back into basketball
shape and the 3-inch scar below
his chin from where the doctors
performed the operation is start-
ing to fade.
Its tough, Karl said of getting
back his conditioning. The begin-
ning is the hardest part.
Karl was in town to visit his dad
and take in a couple of Nuggets
playoff games against the San
Antonio Spurs. Then its back to
Boise State, where hell graduate in
May with a degree in mass com-
After that, Karls attention will
be solely focused on basketball.
Hes hoping to be selected in the
NBA draft in June.
I hope they (NBA teams) like
me, Karl said.
Theres definitely one that does
his father.
Hes obviously a little biased,
Coby Karl said with a laugh.
Hopefully I can play well enough
in Orlando (at the NBA pre-draft
camp) to impress some other teams
and hopefully start a buzz.
Karl was diagnosed with papil-
lary carcinoma, a form of treatable
cancer, in January 2006 and had
his thyroid removed three months
later. He also underwent chemo-
therapy to kill off any remaining
cells, but the cancer returned.
Karl will have blood work done
in a month to see how hes recover-
ing. However, he isnt living in fear
of the cancer.
The word is kind of scary, Karl
said. Its cancer and its a big deal.
But what my doctors have told me
about it, its very treatable. Ive just
got to keep going.
When Karl went in for surgery
in April, his father left the Nuggets
following a game in Seattle so he
could be with his son.
George Karl, who was treated
for prostate cancer in 2005, said at
the time of his sons surgery that it
was hard to wait for him to come
out of the long operation.
When it goes longer and lon-
ger, you always think the worst,
and start worrying about things
like being under anesthesia that
long and all the nightmares you
have about surgeries, George Karl
Now, Coby Karl is almost back
to his old self. His touch was
returning Thursday as he swished
one shot after another. Karl fin-
ished third on Boise States career
scoring list with 1,698 points. Hes
also the schools career leader in
games played, 3-pointers made and
Im not in the shape I have
been in the past, Karl said. But
Im feeling good and thats big.
ond inning. The team scored on
a fielding error and took the lead
But the Kansas offense reemerged
and capitalized on DeBuhr in the
sixth inning, scoring four runs and
giving Humphreys a big enough
lead to put the game away.
Weve got momentum since the
Tech game and that has lead to our
confidence going up which leads to
good things, Bunge said.
The sixth inning offensive
explosion began with leadoff hit-
ter, sophomore outfielder Dougie
McCaulley, who hit a single with
one out, which broke up DeBuhrs
no hitter.
Senior first baseman Nicole
Washburn reached on base on a
fielders choice moving McCaulley
to second.
Freshman outfielder Amanda
Jobe was walked to load the bases.
Sophomore shortstop Stevie
Crisosto hit an infield single to
bring in
McCaulley and advance the other
runners one base.
Sophomore catcher Elle Pottorf
hit a sacrifice fly to bring in
Washburn and advance the run-
Humphreys came up and took
a 2-2 pitch to left field for a single
that brought in Jobe and Crisosto.
The execution with runners on
base troubled coach Bunge a week
ago against Missouri, but the team
got the clutch hit they were look-
ing for.
When youre feeling good about
yourself things go your way, Bunge
GAme Two:
Kansas 2, Creighton 1
Two runs in the second inning
were enough for the Jayhawks to
defeat the Creighton Blue Jays and
extend the Kansas winning streak
to four games.
Crisosto led off the inning with a
single and Pottorf singled as well.
Freshman Sara Ramirez laid
down a sacrifice bunt that advanced
the runners and sophomore third
baseman Val Chapples single to
right field brought home Crisosto.
Freshman outfielder Ally Stanton
brought in Pottorf with a fielders
choice hit.
Sophomore Valerie George start-
ed for the Jayhawks and threw for 3
1/3 innings.
Senior Kassie Humphreys came
in as a reliever and got out of a jam
to pick up her 17th victory of the
Kansan sportswriter Evan Kafara-
kis can be contacted at ekafara-
Edited by Trevan McGee
Kansas 2, creighton 1
7B friday, april 27, 2007
(continued from 1b)
tight three-set match. After she
won the first set, Smith struggled
in the second, but rallied in the
third to take the match, 6-2, 2-6,
6-3. Smiths victory gave Kansas
their third and final point of the
The loss ends a disappoint-
ing season for the Jayhawks, but
afterward, Coach Hall-Holt was
anxious to talk about the future.
We got everybody back next
year and were adding a few to the
lineup, Hall-Holt said. I told the
girls that we have to start tomor-
row getting ready for next year.
In a season that will be remem-
bered for its close losses and the
teams myriad of injuries, Hall-
Holt said there is one thing she
will remember about this team.
They never let up, she said,
They had a lot of heart.
Kansan sportswriter Rustin
Dodd can be contacted at
Edited by Trevan McGee
They make fans
hearts beat a little bit
faster. They make a few more drops
of sweat trickle down an athletes
face. Weve all seen them or played
in them.
Theyre the moments of the
game, meet or match where every-
thing matters.
Thursday at the Big 12
Championships, two of Kansas
matches came down to one of these
moments: the tie-break.
A good tie-break to decide the
outcome of a match is as excit-
ing as any other pressure moment
in sports. Its in basketball when
Sherron Collins goes shoeless and
still drives for the game-winner
against Missouri. Its in football
when Todd Reesing burns his red-
shirt and scurries across the field to
evade Colorados upset bid.
The tie-break has the same bite-
your-nails tense feel. The concept
for one is simple: score seven points
and win by two before your oppo-
nent does.
It didnt take long for one of these
moments to take place. Elizaveta
Avdeeva and Edina Horvath played
back and forth their entire doubles
match against Oklahomas Gabby
Baker and Irina Lykina. They went
up 6-4 before Baker and Lykina tied
it back up. Then they went up 8-7
and had a chance to serve for the
match. Baker and Lykina wouldnt
let them win.
Let the tie-breaker begin.
Well, sort of. Avdeeva and
Horvaths rackets didnt start moving
for a while. Horvath drilled a shot
right in to the net. Lykina nearly
ripped Avdeevas head off with a
forehand. All of a sudden, Lykina
and Baker had a 4-0 lead.
Anyone who follows Kansas
tennis knows this isnt a good sign.
Avdeeva and Horvath have to win.
Not should. Not ought. They have
to win. The Jayhawks havent won
a match as a team this season when
they didnt win the doubles point.
Avdeeva must have known this,
because the momentum immedi-
ately changed. She started executing
and Baker did the exact opposite:
she made an error. After a seemingly
endless rally, Baker hit the ball into
the net. She hit it long. She hit it
long again. It was 4-4.
Baker and Lykina won the
next point. Avdeeva and Horvath
then tied it up 5-5. Now this was
really one of those pressure-packed
moments. The rush-hour traffic
on Cleaver Boulevard was stopped
so passengers could watch. People
stopped walking on the sidewalks to
peer inside the chainlink fence.
Athletes can either melt under
the pressure or live up to it. Avdeeva
lived. Baker melted. Avdeeva ripped
a serve in the middle of the box and
Baker tapped it back into the net.
On the next point, Horvath and
Baker battled against each other on
the baselines. Finally, Baker pushed
a forehand long. Kansas won the
doubles point. The Jayhawks chanc-
es for advancing looked good.
But college tennis matches are
really long. Theres always plenty of
time for redemption. Players who
mess up in doubles can think about
it for a while and make up for it
later on in their singles match.
Kansas and Oklahoma had
played even in the rest of the singles
matches. The team score was 3-3.
Avdeeva and Baker battled on cen-
ter court to determine which team
would advance to the second round.
Like their earlier doubles match,
it was back and forth. Baker jumped
out to an early lead in the first set.
Avdeeva broke her and led 5-4, but
Baker came back to win the first set
The second set was almost oppo-
site. Avdeeva led early but had to
come back to tie the second set at
Let the second tie-break begin.
Baker won the first couple points
but Avdeeva answered back. The
score was 3-3. It was one of those
moments again. With all the other
matches finished, both teams
swarmed around center court. Fans
whispered to each other, realizing
the importance of each point.
Avdeeva hit a serve long. Fault
one. She hit her next one into the
net. Double fault. On the next point,
Baker rifled a forehand winner.
Avdeeva made another error. She
was down 6-3. One more mishap
and the match was Bakers.
Avdeeva and Baker each hit the
ball a couple times to each other
before Avdeeva finally missed.
Game, set and match Oklahoma.
Avdeeva walked to the bench.
Her teammates consoled her. Baker
yelped out a cheer she was soak-
ing in the moment.
Kansan sportswriter Mark Dent
can be contacted at mdent@
Edited by Kelly Lanigan
tennis doubles give nail-biting performances
By MaRK Dent
kansan columnist
assOcIateD PRess
BOSTON No paint, no ink, no
Nothing but Curt Schillings blood
was seeping through his socks in the
2004 postseason, current and former
Red Sox said Thursday after a rumor
resurfaced that the pitcher milked
his injury for drama while helping
Boston end its 86-year title drought.
On Wednesday, Baltimore
announcer Gary Thorne said during
his broadcast of the Red Sox-Orioles
game that Boston backup catcher
Doug Mirabelli admitted it was a
It was painted, Thorne said.
Doug Mirabelli confessed up to it
after. It was all
for PR.
T h o r n e
backed off
T h u r s d a y
after talking
to Mirabelli
before the Red
Sox played the
Orioles. Thorne
said Mirabelli
had been joking.
He said one
thing, and I heard
something else. I reported what I
heard and what I honestly felt was
said, Thorne said. Having talked
with him today, theres no doubt in
my mind thats
not what he
said, thats not
what he meant.
He explained
that it was in
the context of
the sarcasm and
the jabbing that
goes on in the
I took it
as something
serious, and it
wasnt, Thorne said.
Mirabelli confirmed the story,
saying, He knows that I believe
100 percent that I thought the sock
had blood on it. It never crossed my
mind that there wasnt blood on that
sock. If he misinterpreted something
said inside the clubhouse, its unfor-
Mirabelli said he spoke with
Thorne in the Boston clubhouse
about six months after the 2004
As he was walking away he asked,
How about the bloody sock? I said,
Yeah, we got a lot of publicity out of
that, and that was all he can recall
me saying, Mirabelli said. He said
he assumed what I meant was that
the sock was fake and that it was just
a publicity stunt. That by no means
is what I meant. There was never a
doubt in mind there was blood on
the sock.
After an ankle injury hampered
Schilling in Game 1 of the 2004
AL championship series against New
York, team doctors jury-rigged a
tendon in his right ankle to keep it
from flopping around. With blood
seeping through his sock, the pitcher
came back to beat the Yankees in
Game 6.
The Red Sox completed an
unprecedented comeback from an
0-3 deficit to reach the World Series,
and team doctor Bill Morgan repeat-
ed the procedure before Schillings
Game 2 start against St. Louis.
Boston beat the Cardinals en route
to a four-game sweep and its first
championship since 1918.
The bloody sock has become sym-
bolic of Bostons comeback, and the
Red Sox dont take kindly to those
who question its authenticity.
Red Sox president Larry Lucchino
said the team would not dignify
(Thornes) insinuations with exten-
sive comment ... other than to
remind everyone that we remain
steadfastly proud of the courageous
efforts by a seriously injured Curt
Schilling efforts that helped lead
the Red Sox to the 2004 World Series
He said one thing, and i heard
something else. i reported what
i heard and what i honestly felt
was said.
Gary Thorne
Baltimore announcer
Schillings bloody sock rumor recirculates in Baltimore
sports 8B friday, april 27, 2007
Twins defeat Royals 1-0 in 11th inning
Hunters beaning gave the struggling
Minnesota Twins a little spark.
Mike Redmonds run-scoring
single in the 11th inning Thursday
gave the Twins a 1-0 victory over the
Kansas City Royals that ended their
four-game losing streak.
Justin Morneau and Jason Tyner
hit back-to-back singles off Todd
Wellemeyer (0-1) with one out in
the 11th. Redmond, who hurt his left
shoulder earlier in the game on Tony
Pena Jr.s backswing, then hit a line
drive to right-center field to bring
home Morneau.
Juan Rincon (1-0) pitched a
scoreless 11th for Minnesota, which
also ended a four-game home losing
streak and won for just the second
time in five games against Kansas
City this season.
After watch-
ing Hunter get
hit in the face by
Zack Greinkes
2-2 fastball lead-
ing off the sec-
ond inning, the
Twins were fired
up. Players were
hopeful the vic-
tory could pro-
vide momentum
and help snap
their offensive slump.
Nobody likes that to happen,
and as teammates that makes us
mad, Redmond said. Fortunately
for us today, we came back and got
that win.
Hunter, who thought about
charging Greinke before changing
his mind, had three stitches to close
a cut on the inside of his lip but said
he plans on playing Friday night at
Greinke hit Jason Bartlett with a
pitch later in the second, drawing
boos from the crowd. Twins reliever
Matt Guerrier hit Royals cleanup hit-
ter Reggie Sanders with a pitch in the
seventh, and Sanders veered toward
the mound briefly as he walked
slowly up the first-base line but
nothing more happened.
Greinke said he didnt intend to
hit either of the batters.
You dont want to do that ever,
Greinke said about the Hunter bean-
ing. I just felt bad about it. Hes a
good guy. Everybody knows that.
Guerrier claimed he didnt hit
Sanders on
purpose, but
then criticized
Sanders for not
walking straight
to the base
suggesting the
veteran should
have been antici-
pating retalia-
If we dont
do anything
about it, people
are going to question that, Guerrier
The Twins continued to struggle
at the plate, but Boof Bonser and four
relievers combined to shut down the
last-place Royals, who stranded 14
We had so many chances, Kansas
City manager Buddy Bell said.
The Royals wasted seven shutout
innings from Greinke, who allowed
four hits and walked four. He struck
out one and lowered his ERA from
4.82 to 3.51.
Kansas City is looking for a break-
through season from the 23-year-old
Greinke, who spent most of last year
in the minors after he underwent
counseling for social anxiety.
Zack was outstanding, Bell said.
He was working both sides of the
Bonser wasnt nearly as efficient,
needing 108 pitches to get through
five innings.
Its coming around, but seven
walks thats just not me, said
Bonser, who hasnt won since Sept.
Bonser walked the bases loaded
with one out in the fourth but got
out of the jam by getting Pena to hit
into a forceout at home and David
DeJesus to fly out to left field.
He pitched out of it, but it
was finger painting. It wasnt art,
Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire
The Twins have scored 11 runs
in their last five games. They were
relieved to pick up a win before
heading into a series against the
defending AL champion Tigers.
Guys are getting after it as
hard as they can, Gardenhire said.
Offensively, were not quite where
we want to be right now, but we
got three hits in the last inning, and
thats all that matters.
Kansas City Chiefs quickly dispelled
rumors they are shopping Pro Bowl
running back Larry Johnson before
this weekends NFL draft.
Team spokesman Bob Moore said
Thursday the Chiefs have not offered
Johnson to anybody and that no
team has been given permission to
speak with him.
Anybody who
is reporting its
true is simply not
telling the truth,
Moore said.
The 27-year-old
Johnson has been
participating in
the Chiefs offsea-
son program. He
signed a seven-year
contract in 2003,
but he can void it
down to a five-year
deal after the final
game of the 2008 season because of
play-time incentives. He has not yet
publicly indicated whether he plans
to do so.
Rumors that Kansas City wants
to trade the brooding back, who
carried the ball an NFL-record 416
times last season, surfaced as the
team scrambles to acquire draft
picks. The Kansas City Star, without
citing a source, reported Thursday
that the team had offered Johnson
up for trade.
Johnson was asked on Sirius NFL
Radio if he would welcome a trade
before next season.
Yeah, to cover myself because I
know how fickle the NFL can be as
far as age and contracts and running
backs, he said. I would be an idiot
to think that I would be taken care
of in the long run if I happen to get
hurt next year.
Obviously the numbers could
possibly drop. I could possibly not
be getting all I could get. If I turn
around and play another year I could
get the franchise tag. A lot of things
play into it.
I think one
thing the fans
dont really
understand is
I dont have
a 9-to-5 job.
I cant work
until Im 40,
until Im 45.
Ive got to get
what I can get
now to take
care of not
only my future
family but my future familys kids
and also my grandmother, my aunt.
Theres a lot of things that play into
it when it comes to money.
Kansas City unloaded return spe-
cialist Dante Hall to the St. Louis
Rams for a fifth-round pick on
Wednesday, falling in line with coach
Herm Edwards desire for a more
youthful roster built via the draft.
When you have a veteran foot-
ball team, thats very, very good,
Edwards said recently. But at the
end of the day, you have to acquire
young players along the way.
The Chiefs invited four running
backs Californias Marshawn
Lynch, Ohio States Antonio Pittman,
Florida States Lorenzo Booker and
Louisvilles Kolby Smith for inter-
views, and have said they are willing
to draft a running back in the early
But Johnson expects team owners
Daniel and Clark Hunt to keep him.
Obviously a lot of things play into
it and I have to look at my situation
as it goes deeper into June and July,
Johnson said. Ive got to sit back and
make a decision, but Im not really
ready to make that decision yet as far
as what I want to do for my future, as
far as covering myself.
And I think things will work
out in the end. Ive got the two best
brothers as far as owners in the
league. Daniel and Clark Hunt take
after their father and theyre a very
compassionate family. Im pretty sure
they would do everything they can
to make sure Im a Chief forever.
But trading Johnson might make
sense to those who view the Chiefs
as undertaking a major rebuilding
Kansas City is poised to start the
season with untested second-year
quarterback Brodie Croyle and jour-
neyman Damon Huard, who played
well last season when Trent Green
missed parts of eight games with a
The offensive line is full of holes,
after the retirement of 11-time Pro
Bowl tackle Willie Roaf last sea-
son and 12-time Pro Bowl guard
Will Shields earlier this month. The
wide receiving corps has little depth
behind aging Eddie Kennison, and
defensive tackle and defensive back
remain areas of concern.
Johnsons value has never been
higher, either. After rushing for
1,750 yards and 20 touchdowns in
2005, he gained 1,789 yards and had
17 touchdowns last season. His 2,199
yards from scrimmage accounted
for 43 percent of the Chiefs total
Hes still a guy in his prime,
said former Houston Texans gen-
eral manager Charley Casserly, who
believes the Chiefs will sign Johnson
to a contract extension. I dont know
what they could get to replace him.
Certainly a draft choice isnt going to
replace him.
Another way the Chiefs could
acquire more draft picks is by deal-
ing Green, the two-time Pro Bowler
who returned from his concussion
midway through last season, but
never played at the same level.
The Miami Dolphins have reached
a tentative agreement with Green,
who will be 37 when training camp
opens. But the teams have not agreed
on compensation, and it is becoming
increasingly unlikely a trade will be
done by the start of the draft.
Torii Hunter needed three stitches
to close a cut on the inside of his
mouth after he was hit by a pitch
from Kansas Citys Zack Greinke on
Back from the hospital after
Minnesotas 1-0 win in 11 innings,
he said he would play on Friday
when Minnesota visits Detroit.
Leading off the bottom of the
second inning, Hunter was hit in
the mouth by a 2-2 fastball. After
gathering himself, he started out
toward the mound, but stopped after
a couple of steps and dropped to the
turf as his team rushed to check on
Greinke apologized, and Hunter
was fine with that.
After complaining recently that
Jackie Robinsons honor was diluted
by too many players wearing No. 42
for baseballs celebration of the first
black player, Hunter was in the news
again this week.
He sent the Royals four bottles of
champagne last weekend to follow
through on a promise after their
season-ending win over Detroit last
fall that victory let the Twins
slip ahead of the Tigers for the AL
Central title.
The Twins, however, were
informed by Major League Baseball
the gift was against the rules.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson slips past San Diego Chargers Donnie Edwards
as he goes in for a 11-yard touchdown run of a football game on Oct. 22, 2006, in Kansas City, Mo.
I think one thing the fans dont
really understand is I dont have
a 9-to-5 job. I cant work until
Im 40, until Im 45.
Larry Johnson
Chiefs running back
Hunters luck runs out for second time this week
Johnson weighing options as Chief
Greinke beaning two fuels Minnesota offensive momentum
Nobody likes that to happen,
and as teammates that makes
us mad. Fortunately for us
today, we came back and got
that win.
Mike redMond
Minnesota Twin
Minnesota Twins Torii Hunter fools around in the dugout against the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game Thursday in Minneapolis. Hunter was hit
by a pitch in the mouth fromKansas Citys Zack Greinke in the second inning and was taken to a hospital, where he received three stitches.
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