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University students will lobby in Topekatoday against a bill allowing controversialcoal plant construction in western Kansas.Amended House Bill 327 — a bill concern-ing energy production in Kansas — passedThursday, but Governor Kathleen Sebeliusis expected to veto it. The bill will fail if theHouse does not have enough votes to over-ride the veto.Johannes Feddema, professor of geogra-phy, said the energy produced by the coalplants will be sold to other states, and only 10 to 15 percent of the energy will be usedin Kansas.James Roberts and Bridey Maidhof,Overland Park seniors and volunteers forthe Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy,will attend the protest to show legislatorsthat young people are concerned about thisdecision.“As a young person, this is not an issueto just sit back and watch,” Roberts said.“Legislators are making decisions at theexpense of our future health, environmentand economy.”State Representative Tom Sloan voted forthe bill last week. He said he felt honor boundto vote for the revised version after add-ing provisions that addressed Kansas’ publichealth, environment and energy needs.The decision makers are influenced by financial pressures, Feddema said, and won’tlive to see the long-term damage of their vote.“It is the young people, the students andtheir children, that will have to deal with theimpact of these decisions,” Feddema said.Feddema said he was concerned with theamount carbon dioxide that will be releasedeach year.“Eleven million tons of carbon dioxideover the next 50 years, which is the averagelife-span of one of these plants,” Feddemasaid about the amount of emissions the plantwould release. “You do the math.”Sloan said that number was taken out of context.“They are taking an annual number andignoring the fact that the plant plans to miti-gate those emmissions,” Sloan said.The power plant proposed for Holcolmwill emit 25 percent less carbon dioxide perday than the Lawrence plant, Sloan said.Roberts said he was concerned that the billwas pushed through too fast without properdiscussion of both natural and coal producedenergy possibilities.“What we want is for the government tohave real talks about real solutions,” Robertssaid. “By pushing this bill through, they aredoing the state a great disservice.”Sloan said legislators spent three days lis-tening to people speak against the bill andthen took four-and-a-half hours to discussand amend it.“We spent far more time on this bill thanmost,” Sloan said.Maidhof said that over time, the plants willdrain the water supply and Kansas agriculturewill suffer.“No one is looking at the long run,”Maidhof said. “The water supply is only goingto last 50 years, and then no more water.”Sloan said the coal plant had to retire 40percent of the water in the Olagalla aquifer,but that didn’t mean the resources wouldbe used up. The plant would still have tocomply with the Kansas Division of WaterResources.Roberts said windmill farms, not coalplants, were where the future of energy washeaded. He said investment in wind createdsecure jobs and a healthy future.Sloan said he supported wind farm con-struction, but that it needed to be anchoredby other forms of energy to meet the coun-try’s demand for power.“At the end of the day, the lights need tocome on,” Sloan said.Students Maidhof and Roberts want stu-dents to participate in Tuesday’s event andcall their legislators.“A call is worth at least five petition signa-tures,” Maidhof said. “It shows that you are areal person.”
— Edited by Matt Hirschfeld 
The changing roles of women asleaders in the military will be the topicof a panel discussion today.The event, sponsored by the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center, willfocus on the roles of women in thearmed services as part of a three-part series on women’s leadership thissemester.As part of Women’s History Month,a panel will discuss degradation inhip-hop lyrics tonight at 7 p.m.
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Brandon Rush found out early Monday morning that he’d been selected to the coach-es All-Big 12 First Team for the third straightseason. Only former Texas Tech player AndreEmmett has matched the feat.Exciting? Well, uh…“I didn’t smile at all,” Rush, junior guard,said. “This is my third time getting it. It’snothing special.”Coaches also named sophomore forwardDarrell Arthur to the All-Big 12 First Team.They put junior forward Mario Chalmers onthe second team and senior forward DarnellJackson on the third team. The AssociatedPress didn’t select any Jayhawks for its All-Big 12 First Team, but Arthur, Rush andChalmers were second team picks, whileJackson made the third team.Despite Rush’s lack of positive emotionabout his selection, Kansas coach Bill Self was impressed with his players achieve-ment. All season, Self talked about how Rushbecame a better player after suffering an ACLinjury last May. Rush, who was also named afinalist for the Wooden Award on Monday,has played inconsistently for stretches butled the Jayhawks in scoring during confer-ence play at 13.5 points a game.Arthur was second on the team in scoringand led the team in rebounding. This is hisfirst selection to an All-Big 12 First Team.The Associated Press’ choice to notinclude any Jayhawks on the first team disap-pointed Self, but he wasn’t surprised becauseof Kansas’ balanced scoring.“If I’m a voter and somebody asked mewho the best player on our team was,” Self said, “I’d probably change my vote from week to week, too.”The coaches’ other first team selectionsincluded Kansas State forward MichaelBeasley, Texas guard D.J. Augustin, Baylorguard Curtis Jerrells and Oklahoma forwardBlake Griffin. Beasley won Player of the Yearhonors.He won the same distinction from the APand was joined on the first team by Augustin,Jerrells, Griffin and Nebraska center AleksMaric.
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The Big 12 coaches gave the Jayhawks afew other awards. Sophomore guard SherronCollins won Sixth Man of the Year, andChalmers and senior guard Russell Robinsonwere named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team.
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Former Kansas athlete Otto Schnellbacherpassed away at 84-years-old on Monday morning. Self said Schnellbacher had cancer.Schnellbacher played football and basketballat Kansas in the late 1940s. As a wide receiver,he caught 58 receptions for 1,069 yards in hiscareer and played in the 1947 Orange Bowl.He was a four-time all-conference selectionin basketball. After college, Schnellbacher,a Sublette native, played in the NFL for thefootball Yankees and the Giants. He alsoplayed one season in the NBA.“He did so much for KU in so many ways that didn’t garner recognition with theTopeka Jayhawk Club,” Self said. “He was aJayhawk through and through.”
 — Edited by Daniel Reyes
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Want to know what peopleare talking about? Here’s a list o Monday’s s ve most e-mailedstories rom Kansan.com:1. Jayhawks emerge again asvictors2. Anti-abortion studentsprotest in D.C.3. Recession needs newdenition4. Anderson: Palestine needsour help5. Students praised or mak-ing boathouse a reality The Association o AmericanUniversity Presses Book, Jacketand Journal Show will takeplace all day at University Presso Kansas. The workshop “Access 2003:Reports” will begin at 9 a.m. inthe Budig PC Lab. The workshop “Stress and Time Management” will beginat 9 a.m. in 204 JRP. The public event “ResumeDoctor” will begin at 10 a.m.on the 4th Floor Lobby in theKansas Union. The workshop “Word 2003: Tracking Changes” will begin at11 a.m. in the Anschutz LibraryInstruction Center. The public event “Women inthe Military” will begin at noonin the Jayhawk Room in theKansas Union. The Baseball team will com-pete against Tabor at 3 p.m. atHoglund Ballpark. The Faculty Executive Com-mittee Meeting will begin at 3p.m. in the Chancellors Com-plex on the second oor in theRegents Room in Strong Hall. The concert “Faculty ArtistVince Gnojek, saxophone” willbegin at 7:30 p.m. in SwarthoutRecital Hall in Murphy Hall. The concert “Bales Chorale”will begin at 7:30 p.m. in theBales Organ Recital Hall.
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Professor Stanley Lombardo
Classics Department
Weston White / KANSAN
 Josh Kirk, Olathe senior, returns
a shot with spin during an intense game of table tennis. Kirk and his opponent said they have been getting together about three times a week to play. The StudentRecreation Fitness Center has two table tennis tables available to students.
By Kelci Shipley
You’re a native of New Orleans,La., what’s drastically differentthere as compared to Kansas? Do you miss anything about that loca-tion?
New Orleans is like a Europeancity; it has a rich culture. I missthe food, the climate, the architec-ture, and I miss the people, there’sa warmth and sense of community and family there.
You’re a classics professor, whatall does that entail?
I teach one classics course persemester. I teach Greek and Latin-the languages and the courses intranslation for graduates and under-graduates. I also teach courses inclassics and civilization like RomanLiterature and Civilization.
How do you go about translat-ing works such as The Odyssey andthe Iliad?
It took seven years to do TheIliad and three for The Odyssey, andI’m currently working on Dante’sInferno. I want my translations totake their place in the spectrum of American poetry. I use living lan-guage and I want it to be at least as vital as a movie, through cinematictechniques that take place, or theway I shape scenes.
What’s beneficial about theGreek and Latin languages?
First of all, the quality of the lit-erature that they produced, they’restill the classics, they still set thestandards. I’ve worked with epicsand translated lyric works, I’ve alsoworked with philosophical prose likePlato. They’re not only the beginningof our literary and cultural tradition,but the very finest.
Have you ever traveled to Greeceand experienced the culture?
Oh yeah, it’s essential. Theseworks were produced in a certainclimate, there’s a visual landscapeand there’s a feel to the geography of it that hasn’t changed really, and of course there’s also the ruins. There’salso what contemporary Greeks andItalians have made of their culture.It’s interesting to see their point of  view. 
You were appointed director of the KU Honors Program in 2004.What kind of work do you do withthat aspect of academics?
First of all, I supervise a superbstaff. Otherwise, I oversee all of theoperations: curriculum, undergrad-uate research, national scholarshipcorporations, as well as admissionsand completions standards.
How does the Honors Programbenefit the University students?
It provides the experience of an excellent small liberal arts col-lege within the context of a majorresearch university. The quality of the students and the quality of theinstructors is also important.
What are some aspects of yourreligion, Zen Buddhism, that peo-ple might not know about?
I began practicing 35 years ago.The main thing is meditation prac-tice. I like Buddha’s last words ‘don’tbelieve anything I said, work it allout for yourself.’ It’s a personal prac-tice; you can think of meditation asa form of practical mysticism. It’sdropped out of a lot of religions thatpeople practice. I plan on teachingan honors course in the Literature of Zen next semester.
You are involved with the KansasZen Center. What sort of servicesdoes that offer?
It offers regular meditation prac-tice and instruction, anyone can beinvolved, there’s not a prerequisite.
What’s one of your favoritethings about the University?
I really love the Spencer Museumof Art. I like how Saralyn ReeceHardy, the director, has opened it up.She’s showing us that art presents uswith great questions.
In 10 years, where do you see yourself?
Retired, playing three-cushionbilliards and practicing Zen.
— Edited by Matt Hirschfeld 
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billiards at his Lawrence home Monday,March 10, 2008. Lombardo said he enjoys the mental aspect of the game and competes in nationaland international billiards tournaments.
A photo caption in Monday’s“Men’s Basketball Wrap-up” mis-identied a player. Sophomoreguard Brady Morningstar wascelebrating rom the bench anddid not play.Monday’s article “Meet yourStudent Senator” said JanieceRichard would like to travel toCanada just to say she’s been outo the country. Richard has been toCanada ve times.
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NEW YORK — Gov. EliotSpitzer, the crusading politicianwho built his career on root-ing out corruption, apologizedMonday ater he was accusedo involvement in a prostitutionring. He did not elaborate on thescandal, which drew calls or hisresignation.His stoic wie at his side,Spitzer told reporters at a hastilycalled news conerence: “I haveacted in a way that violates myobligations to my amily.”“I have disappointed andailed to live up to the standardI expected o mysel,” he said. “Imust now dedicate some timeto regain the trust o my amily.”Spitzer’s involvement in thering was caught on a ederalwiretap as part o an investiga-tion opened in recent months,according to a law enorce-ment ocial who spoke to TheAssociated Press on conditiono anonymity because o theongoing inquiry. The New York Democrat,identied in legal papers as“Client 9,” met last month with atleast one woman in a Washing-ton hotel, the law enorcementocial said. The prostitution ring, identi-ed in court papers as the Em-perors Club VIP, arranged con-nections between wealthy menand more than 50 prostitutes.Four people allegedly con-nected to the high-end ringwere arrested last week.
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Skanks, bitches and big-booty hos.The creative validity of these wordsin hip-hop lyrics will become anobject of contention tonight duringa panel discussion that is part of Women’s History Month.The event will address whetherethnic women should fight againstthese terms used in popular music.Adrianne Nunez, Lawrencesenior, said she thinks it is a woman’sresponsibility to not allow others totalk about women that way.“The labels are bad, but you don’tsee women fighting it either,” Nunezsaid.Maxwell Hinman, Wichita sopho-more, said the songs can have a posi-tive effect on women.“I think that songs like ‘I likebig butts’ has actually done a lot forwomen,” Hinman said.He said the stick-figure image of beauty changed after that song.“Now women with figures likeBeyoncé are considered beautiful,when before people didn’t see thosewomen as attractive,” Hinman said.Kathy Rose-Mockery, director of the Emily Taylor Women’s ResourceCenter, said women have made prog-ress, but they still have a ways to gobefore gender is not the primary focus.“We need to critically look at theimages in the media and what they say about the value of women insociety,” Rose-Mockery said.Jonathan Robinson, OklahomaCity sophomore, said he sees rapin some of the poems in his poetry class.“A word can mean one thing, buthave the façade of something else,”Robinson said.Ashley Sanders, Kansas City, Kan., junior, said, “Sometimes a rapper willsay this is my bitch, but they meanthis is my woman. My main girl.”Robinson said that some hid-den lyrics can be worse than whatthey sound, like in Soulja Boy’s“Superman.”“It’s a two-way street,” Robinsonsaid. “Songs can be degrading in any style.”Robinson said people should judgesongs instead of labeling genres.Hinman said that when he listensto rap and hip-hop he enjoys themore old-school rap.“It is more explicit. It will comeright out and say bad things, but itdoesn’t hide anything,” Hinman said.Jasmine Turner, Kansas City, Kan.freshman, said hip-hop is like a busi-ness.“It is always adjusting to whatpeople want to hear,” she said. “It isnot always, good, but it is necessary.”To become famous, you have topush boundaries, Robinson said.“You have to be on the edge to setyourself apart and get people’s atten-tion,” Robinson said.Nunez said that women have theresponsibility to be careful aboutwhere they place themselves in themusic industry.“It is getting better,” Nunez said.“Some women in hip-hop are mak-ing women look strong, and that isgood, but they still have a long way to go.”The panel discussion tonight isone of several events being spon-sored in March by the center, whichserves as a resource for gender issuesand sponsors programs about issuessuch as body image and sexual vio-lence.The event, which is being puton with help from Sigma LambdaGamma and Kappa Alpha Psi, istonight at 7 p.m. in the SabatiniMulticultural Resource Center.
— Edited by Nick Mangiaracina
Panelists will discuss women’s lead-ership roles in the military today aspart of Women’s History Month.The Emily Taylor Women’s ResourceCenter is sponsoring the seminar,“Women’s Roles in the Military: TheChallenges of Leadership.” The semi-nar will take place today from noonto 1 p.m. in the Jayhawk Room of theKansas Union.The event will feature two panelmembers from Fort Leavenworth andtwo members from the University of Kansas Army ROTC program.Angela Oliver, assistant direc-tor of the Student Involvement andLeadership Center, coordinated theevent. She said the seminar was one of three in a series this semester to focuson women in leadership roles.Oliver said she thought women inthe military would be a good topicbecause of the war in Iraq.According to the Women’s Researchand Education Institute, women cur-rently constitute about 15 percent of all military officers. That number hasincreased since 1948, when womencould not legally constitute more thantwo percent of the military force.Second Lt. TiCondra Swartz, schol-arships and admissions adviser for theKU Army ROTC, will be a panelistat the event. She said the number of women in leadership roles in the mili-tary could be higher.“There are so many people thatlook up to women in leadership roles,”Swartz said. “I think it’s good for themto set an example for our youngerfemale and male soldiers.”Lt. Col. Sandra Leiker, adjunct pro-fessor in the KU Air Force ROTC,said the opportunity for women tooccupy leadership roles in the military has changed significantly in the past20 years.She said Maj. Marne Sutton andMaj. Elizabeth Sweeney, both panelistsfrom Fort Leavenworth, would bringa unique perspective to the panel dis-cussion because both have achievedhigher-level leadership positions.Currently, most military occupa-tions are open to women, according tothe Women’s Research and EducationInstitute. But the Department of Defense has restricted combat posi-tions to men.Swartz said many women think they are as capable as men to fill many of these restricted leadership roles.“There are a lot of females that arelike, ‘Hell, I can do that,’” she said. “If they want to do it, I think we shouldgive them an opportunity.”Panelists will discuss these andother topics, which Oliver said wouldbe relevant to KU students.“We don’t want to focus entirely on the negative aspects,” Oliver said.“We also want to highlight a lot of theprogress that has been going on.”
— Edited by Mandy Earles
Discussions begin Women’s History Month celebration
Hip-hop forum focuses on racy lyrics
Seminar explores leadership roles in the military
Women’sHistory Monthcalendar
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- “Language in Hip-Hopand Rap: Degrading Women?,7 p.m., Sabatini MulticulturalResource Center- Critical Conversations: “Women’sRoles in the Military: The Chal-lenges of Leadership,”noon to1 p.m., Jayhawk Room, KansasUnion
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- Women in the LegalProfession, 12:30-1:30 p.m., GreenHall, Room 203
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“Feminism, Whiteness,and Power: Cultivating Account-ability,”3:30-5 p.m., Hall CenterConference Hall (open to KUgraduate students and faculty)- Women’s Service Project: “The WordsWe Use. Think. Respect. Speak.,”Wescoe Beach- Movement (R)evolution Africa: Filmand Discussion, 7 p.m., LibertyHall
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- “America’s Art in a GlobalAge: New Direction in Leader-ship,”7:30 p.m., Alderson Audito-rium, Kansas Union
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- University of KansasWomen’s Recognition Program,7:30 p.m., Big 12 Room, KansasUnion
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- Vagina Mono-logues, 7 p.m., Hashinger Hall Theater
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