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Dance fever hits Lawrence
Saturday was ‘Dance Across Lawrence Day.Citizens were invited to take part in classesteaching several dierent dancing styles.
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henna during Ellsworth Hall’s “Around the World in 80 Minutes”program Saturday aternoon. Residents had three hours to visit dierent countries on eachoor. Patel talked about the Indian culture and the history behind henna. “It’s been embedded in us since we were little girls,”said Patel o how she learned to apply henna.
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India and Cuba have never beencloser than they were Saturday.The two occupied the same build-ing as part of “Around the World in 80Minutes” held in Ellsworth Hall. Thenew program was open to all studentsand featured cuisine and activitiesfrom 10 foreign countries to get stu-dents involved in diversity education.“I think it’s good for them to seeother countries because not every-one has a chance to go,” said JasmineWalthall, program and communica-tions coordinator for Association of University Residence Halls.Walthall, Texarkana, Texas,sophomore got the program ideafrom a resident adviser last year butcouldn’t get funding in time.Walthall said picking the coun-tries was the most difficult partof planning the program. In theend, it came down to a vote by theresidence hall students who chosecountries such as Greece, Cuba,France, Switzerland, Germany,Kenya and Italy.Each of the 10 floors in Ellsworthwas host to one country and hadan activity for the students to par-ticipate in. To make the event enter-taining, the program pulled ideasfrom tourist attractions and tradi-tions in the 10 countries.Salsa dancing lessons were themain event for Spain on the thirdfloor, and henna tattoos were popu-lar for India on the fifth floor.Ruti Patel, Overland Park junior,designed the tattoos for partici-pants. Patel said that she was happy to help with the program since shehad been drawing henna tattoos formany years.
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Students in Hashinger Hall gotup close and personal Friday nightwith former American Idol contes-tant Frenchie Davis.Davis came to Lawrence to speak for 15 Seconds, a student group ded-icated to raising HIV awareness. Asa performer on the Broadway show RENT, Davis had plenty to say aboutHIV education.“If you are under the impres-sion that you will go through thislife without being affected by thisdisease, you are lying to yourself,”Davis said.Davis talked about her firstexposure to AIDS from watching“The Real World.” Pedro, one of the participants in the 1994 season,died from complications of the dis-ease during the show. Davis saidshe never watched the show againbecause of the effect it had on her asa teenager.“I cried, I grieved for that boy,”Davis said. “His story has stuck withme. I’ve always thought about him.”The founding members of 15
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in Spike TV’s “Bracket Babes,”an online beauty contest.The competition was designed to represent the NCAA tournament bracket with emale contestants.
Student represents Kansasin sexy Internet competition
By BriAn LEwis-jonEs
“Finest Four” and “Wild West”aren’t typically referenced whendescribing the NCAA tournament’sregional champions or the University of Kansas’ bracket region.But May Davis, Clay Center fresh-man, represents the University in aSpike TV “Bracket Babes” competi-tion, where 32 “tanned and tonedcollege co-eds” vie in a looks contestfor $5,000 and a trip to New York City for a “sexy photo shoot,” accord-ing to Spike TV’s Web site.“The picture on the site doesn’teven look like me,” Davis said. “I’m just like, ‘Who are you, and why areyou on the Internet?’ It’s a very awk-ward feeling.”Voting for Davis’ bracket beginstoday on Spike TV’s Web site,
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. Viewers can cast theirballots once every hour.Davis is a philosophy major withplans to attend law school, treasurer
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wood Saturday or a fre during Air Force ROTC sur-vival training. Air Force ROTC members spent the weekend learning survival tips near Clinton Lake.
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A large rock near Clinton Lakesizzled with blood and smelled of cooking meat. Hungry ROTC cadetswith government-issued mess kits inhand surrounded it, waiting for thesuperheated rock to charbroil theirdinner. Thatnight they sleptin tents they hadconstructed fromtwo parkas and arope.About 20 AirForce ROTCcadets, most fromthe University of Kansas and a few from WashburnUniversity, underwent survival, eva-sion, resistance and escape train-ing Saturday and Sunday at ClintonLake. Air Force instructors fromMissouri’s Whiteman Air Force Baseadministered the training and taughtthe cadets skills they could use if they found themselves in enemy ter-ritory and in need of rescue.Thomas Gray, a training specialistfrom Whiteman, said that knowingbasic survival skills, such as how tofind food in nature and perform firstaid, would help keep downed pilotsalive and make their rescue easier.One of the skills Gray taughtcadets was how to use emergen-cy communica-tion equipment,such as a PRC-112B1, a $9,000radio a downedpilot could useto send andreceive textmessages fromrescuers.“It lets usknow wherethey’re at so we can send in ourrescue forces and pick them up,”Gray said.Stephanie Koenig, St. Louis fresh-man, said she attended the trainingbecause she had never been camping
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The University Daily Kansanis the student newspaper of the University of Kansas. Thefirst copy is paid through thestudent activity fee. Additionalcopies of the Kansan are 25cents. Subscriptions can be pur-chased at the Kansan businessoffice, 119 Stauffer-Flint Hall,1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence,KS 66045.The University Daily Kansan(ISSN 0746-4962) is publisheddaily during the school yearexcept Saturday, Sunday, fallbreak, spring break and exams.Weekly during the summersession excluding holidays.Periodical postage is paid inLawrence, KS 66044. Annualsubscriptions by mail are $120plus tax. Student subscriptionsof are paid through the studentactivity fee. Postmaster:
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Ann Rowland will presentthe British Seminar “A Colony o Children: Cultural Theory or theModern Nation” at 3:30 p.m. atthe Seminar Room in the HallCenter or the Humanities. The workshop “Resumes orScratch or Freshman & Sopho-mores” will be held at 3:30 p.m.at the PC Lab in Budig Hall.Elbert Chia, Center or Inte-grated Nanotechnologies, willpresent the seminar “UltraastQuasiparticle Dynamics o Strongly Correlated ElectronSystems” at 4 p.m. at Room 2074in Malott Hall.It’s never too early to startthinking about what you’lldo ater graduation. Check inwith a career counselor in yourschool or the University CareerCenter in the Burge Union oronline at
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Physical exercise is often crammedinto busy students’ agendas, but theact of mental exercise is somethingthat might be ignored.The KU Art of Living Club hopesto change that. As a chapter of theworldwide Art of Living Foundation,the goals of the group are educa-tional and humanitarian in nature.The KU chapter will hold courses oncampus that will teach participantsbreathing and relaxation techniques.Muralidhar Satuluri, KU Art of Living president, said the courseswould focus on mastering the act of Pranayama, or controlled breathing,which was one of the most impor-tant parts of yoga.“The idea is that throughPranayama, you can alleviatestress, have greater clarity in yourthoughts and feel more energy inyour day to day activities,” Satulurisaid. “Sudarshan Kriya, a form of Pranayama, is the central themeof the Art of Living courses. Ourprimary motivation in forming thestudent organization is to providethe KU students with access to thiseffective and helpful breathing tech-nique.”The main goals of the organiza-tion are to organizethe Art of Livingcourses on campus,educate the public about the ben-efits of Pranayama and hold practicesessions every week so that peopletaking the course get a chance topractice regularly. KU Art of Livingalso hopes to organize fundraisingevents on campus for community service projects.The Art of Living courses oncampus will be taught by an instruc-tor from the organization’s KansasCity chapter.One of the major events that thisorganization will be organizing inthe near future is“Leading into theLight.” Sri Sri RaviShankar, founder of the Art of LivingFoundation, will be speaking aboutachieving inner peace in the modernworld through meditation and breath-ing techniques. This event will be heldApril 9 in Kansas City, Mo. Moreinformation about it can be found at
www.artofliving.org/kansascity.
The KU Art of Living Club meetsat 10 a.m. every Sunday. Interestedstudents can contact Satuluri atmurali@ku.edu.
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“It’s rustrating when candidatespropose trite issues like Chipotle inthe Underground. We really needto deal with more hands-on issueslike tuition-increase moratoriums.I’ll eat whatever.”
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“The ood court is not tasty andwe need more healthy ood — notpizza or hamburgers. We also needmore buses going to 15th and 23rdand less going to McCollum.
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“Men can’t play at the soccerplayground opposite o Naismith.It’s only or women. Until now wecould not get someone to help uswith this problem.
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 Jonathan Pryor, Columbus senior (left) and David Ta, Kansas City, Mo., senior (right) put
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WASHINGTON — Two Demo-cratic presidential candidatesbroke previous undraisingrecords during the rst threemonths o the year, with Sen.Hillary Rodham Clinton settinga high bar o $26 million in newcontributions or the quarter.Former Sen. John Edwards’campaign said he had raisedmore than $14 million since thebeginning o the year. The Clinton campaign also an-nounced that she had transerredabout $10 million rom her lastSenate campaign, bringing hertotal receipts or the quarter to$36 million. Edwards had no suchtransers o money.Clinton aides would notspeciy how many o her contri-butions were designated onlyor the primary election and howmany could only be used in thegeneral election, i she were theparty’s nominee.Edwards’ aides said about$1 million o his contributionscould only be used in a generalelection.Neither campaign divulgedhow much money it had spent inthe quarter or how much cash ithad in hand.
— Associated Press
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McCain tours Iraq to viewAmerican-Iraqi security
BAGHDAD — Ater a heav-ily guarded trip to a Baghdadmarket, Sen. John McCain insistedSunday that a U.S.-Iraqi securitycrackdown in the capital was work-ing and said Americans lacked a“ull picture”o the progress. TheU.S. military later reported sixsoldiers were killed in roadsidebombings southwest o Baghdad.Four soldiers were killedresponding to the blast that killedthe rst two, the military said. Brit-ain, meanwhile, announced thatone o its soldiers had been shotto death in southern Iraq — its104th combat casualty since thewar started our years ago.McCain, a Republican presi-dential hopeul, criticized themedia or not giving Americansenough inormation about the re-cent drop in execution-style sec-tarian killings, the establishmento security posts throughoutthe city and Sunni tribal efortsagainst al-Qaida in the westernAnbar province.“These and other indicatorsare reason or cautious, very cau-tious optimism about the efectso the new strategy,” said McCain,who was leading a Republicancongressional delegation to Iraq.
— Associated Press
Pope John Paul II takesstep toward canonization
VATICAN CITY — CatholicChurch oicials reached akey milestone in the driveto make Pope John Paul IIa saint Monday, closing aninvestigation into his lieand handing over a dossierdetailing the purported mi-raculous cure o a nun whoprayed to him. The events come twoyears ater John Paul died,a remarkably ast pace thatunderscores the church’skeen interest in beatiyingJohn Paul and responding tothe calls o “Sainthood Im-mediately!” that erupted aterhis death.Pope Benedict XVI putJohn Paul on the ast track orpossible sainthood weeks a-ter his death when he waivedthe customary ive-yearwaiting period and allowedthe investigation to beginimmediately.
— Associated Press
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Student Senate nixes billto add textbook library
A bill to und the textbook library ailed at the StudentSenate committee meeting onWednesday. The bill asked or $25,515.29to establish a textbook libraryas a way to decrease studenttextbook costs. The Senate Rights Committeeailed the bill because it did notbelieve in the alliance betweenthe University libraries, KU Book-stores and aculty and becauseit wouldn’t benet the studentsenough, Hannah Love, DodgeCity junior and College o LiberalArts and Sciences senator, said.
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By Kyle Carter
Learning a few new moves wasfree for participants in DanceAcross Lawrence on Saturday. Theevent, sponsored by the Lied Center,the Lawrence Arts Center and theUniversity of Kansas departmentof music and dance, featured freedance classes and performances forthe public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.Among the styles of dance taughtat the 30 classes throughout the day were ballet, ballroom, east Indian,hip-hop, jazz and swing. StephanieBottoms, Omaha, Neb., senior andintern at the Lied Center, said classsizes ranged from three in a bal-let class to 30 in an advanced jazzclass.Another popular class was hip-hop, which was taught by membersof the Rock Chalk Dancers. Aubrey Morris, Lawrence freshman, con- vinced her boyfriend to join herfor the class after hearing out aboutit through her sorority. Studentslearned choreography to a Ciarasong in eight-count bits and pro-gressively built on more steps untilperforming the entire routine foreach other at end the class.“I’ve never really danced rou-tines so it was really difficult forme,” Morris said. “It was so muchfun though.”Candi Baker, dance programdirector, said the idea for the day came from a similar event held inBoston. She said the event show-cased the wide variety of danceavailable in Lawrence.“We just wanted to open thedoors to everyone and get peopleexcited about dance,” she said.Mayor Mike Amyx declaredthe day “Dance Across LawrenceDay,” and Baker said she hopedit would become an annual event.Lawrence native Karole Armitagealso returned Saturday night withher dance company and partici-pants received discounted tickets.
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Stephanie Thompson and Josh Ibarra, both Shawnee freshmen, learn
how to ballroom dance Saturday evening in the Kansas UnionBallroom. Saturday was Dance Across Lawrence Day. “We’ve done some ballroom dancing before and we wanted to get some more experience,”saidThompson. The Lawrence community had the opportunity to attend free dance classes or mini-performances throughout the city.
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Dance AcrossLawrence Daybrings shows,free classes
By Bethany BunCh
Students curious about the debateover modern musical movementshad the opportunity to learn moreduring the KU Interdisciplinary JazzStudies Colloquium last weekend.Events kicked off on Friday morning with a lecture by KevinWhitehead, a former jazz critic forNational Public Radio and lecturerat the University.The theme of the weekend wasthe avant-garde, a term assigned tocutting-edge artists and their work.Whitehead had studied the genreextensively and cited an article hewrote for Voice magazine in 1995,titled “Death to the Avant-Garde.”“The term can either be a badge of honor or an insult,” Whitehead said.The early morning lecture gath-ered a small crowd of about 20,most of whom were other faculty members. Chuck Berg, professor of theatre and film, said he was happy with the turnout.“For a jazz audience this early inthe morning, I’d say we’re off to agood start,” Berg said.Whitehead shifted genres fromNPR critic to KU faculty three yearsago. He moved from New York City to Holland to Kansas, pursuingmusic studies at each location.Fred Ho, composer, performer,author, activist and founder of theAfro-Asian Ensemble, performedFriday afternoon playing solo bari-tone saxophone. He also delivereda lecture.Whitehead said he was not con- vinced that there is a true avant-garde today. Ho disagreed.“I think music will always go for-ward,” Ho said. “I think most of jazzhas been avant-garde. There’s alwaysbeen a quest to explore the param-eters of American society.”More than 10 different speakersand artists took part in the produc-tion of the colloquium.
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ALBANY, N.Y. — Pet owners arenot likely to get much compensationif they individually sue pet food-maker Menu Foods over the deathof a dog or cat, although they mightfare better if they joined forces in aclass action suit, legal experts say.Ontario-based Menu Foods hastaken a low-key approach to therecall, expressing concern for peoplewho have lost pets and offering topay veterinary bills if a pet’s illnessor death can be directly linked to thefood, but admitting no wrongdoing.Jack Hall, a product liability law-yer from Pittsburgh, said the ownerof a dog or cat used for breeding orof a specially trained animal couldargue for higher compensation onthe basis of lost potential earnings.Hall said pet owners would farebetter in a class action suit.“I would think this kind of casewould allow itself to a class action.That could work for somebody here,”he said.On Friday, the U.S. Food andDrug Administration said recalledpet foods contained melamine, achemical used to make plastics, butthat its tests failed to confirm thepresence of a rat poison, aminop-terin, reported by the New York StateFood Laboratory. The FDA said italso found melamine in wheat glutenused as an ingredient in the wet-styleproducts. Still, it was not immedi-ately clear whether the melaminewas the culprit in the deaths.“We are angered that a sourceoutside the company has adulteratedour product,” Menu Foods Chief Executive Paul Henderson said.
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