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 Volume 125 Issue 82
kansan.com
Monday, March 4, 2013
All contents, unless stated otewise, © 2013 Te Univesit Dail Kansan
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It’s been a long road filled withmonths of planning, preparationand rehearsals for the more than70 members of the annual variety show, Rock Chalk Revue.The show, which took placeThursday through Saturday, has beenin the works since planning beganlast spring. Auditions occurred inlate fall, and out of 12 entries, fiveacts were chosen in November tocompose the program.Taylor Renft, a senior from PrairieVillage, has been involved with theannual show for the past four years,holding titles from chorus memberto, now, co-executive director.“After being a director last year, Iknew that co-executive director wassomething I was really interestedin going out for,” Renft said. “Rock Chalk Revue has given me someof the best memories of my collegecareer, and I wanted to be able tohelp people create those memories.”As a co-executive director, Renfthas helped plan the show with the19 other members of the advisory board. The board worked to pro-mote, fundraise and coordinate thebusiness aspects of the show.During the last months of rehearsals, Renft oversaw each of the five original musicals. Whilethere weren’t any major issues, theprocess wasn’t always smooth, Renftsaid.“There were definitely a lot of upsand downs throughout this process,and we got thrown a curve ball atime or two,” Renft said. “I think there were times when Katie Lewisand I were concerned with showsnot progressing at the speed they should have been.After a pep talk, however, thingsalways got back on track. Seeingthe five individual shows evolve wasthe most rewarding experience forRenft.“I saw where each show started,and the amount that they have allgrown from that point in incred-ible,” Renft said. “The directors putin so much time and work witheach of the shows, and it definitely paid off.”Renft first saw the shows on stageduring technical rehearsals at theLied Center.“I kind of just had a momentand sat back like, ‘Wow, we did it,’”she said.***The 50 performers had theirshare of the spotlight last weekend,but the more low-key stage crew wasintegral to the show’s success.Members of the stage crew wereresponsible for stage setup andclearing and moving various pieceson and off the stage throughout thefive acts.Having previously been in per-forming roles, Hillary Podrebarac,a freshman from Lenexa, gained adifferent perspective as a member of the stage crew.“I never realized exactly whata stage crew actually had to putinto pulling off a performance andhow accommodating they are tothe actors and dancers,” Podrebaracsaid.Working around and stayingclear of the performers while mov-ing cumbersome and heavy pieceswas a challenge for the crew.“They’re (the performers) themost important part, and I didn’twant any of the set parts or the crew to get in their way and mess themup,” Podrebarac said.While they are a “behind-the-scenes” group, the stage crew wasn’tcompletely hidden from the audi-ence.“We all act professional, but weare seen quite a bit in some showsby the audience, which I don’t really like,” Podrebarac said. “But we don’tdraw attention to ourselves, and theshows are still amazing, so it isn’t abig deal.”Just like an offstage performermust keep up with what’s happeningon stage, the stage crew had to pay attention during the shows.“Mostly, the crew needs to lis-ten and wait for our cues, but it isimportant to have a general senseof what is going on in each show sothat you don’t miss something orcome in late,” Podrebarac said.***Once selected as a Rock Chalk Revue act, organizations must writea script and music for a 20-minuteoriginal musical. The groups thenaudition for individual roles anddirect, choreograph and rehearsethe show, sometimes for hours aday.Having heard about the show before coming to the University,Wichita freshman India Cohlmiawas determined to be a part of itearly on.“From the stories I had heard, it just sounded like it was so much funand that it was a great experience,”Cohlmia said.Cohlmia was cast as “Anti Joke”in the one act “Joke’s On You” by members of Kappa Delta and SigmaNu.Cohlmia said although they hadto focus on staying productive,being part of an extremely close castis something she will treasure.“There haven’t been many showsthat I’ve been in where I look for-ward to going to practice every day,but Rock Chalk Revue is definitely one of them,” Cohlmia said. “Wecame into this as separate cast mem-bers, but we walked out as greatfriends that had an incredible timetogether.”As a freshman, Cohlmia said shewas just happy to be a part of theexperience.“The most rewarding thing forme has been feeling like I am partof something that people love,”Cohlmia said. “Rock Chalk Revueis such a wonderful tradition thatencourages creativity and forcespeople out of their comfort zone.”Claire Inman, a sophomore fromLeawood, performed in KappaKappa Gamma and Pi Kappa Phi’sproduction of “The Catcher GoneAwry.”Music and performing arts play an important role in Inman’s life, sowhen the opportunity to competein Rock Chalk Revue arose, she jumped at the chance. She was castas Luna Sanderson, a smart yet sassy young girl constantly working on aproject to help a “dream factory.Rehearsals on top of already hectic schedules meant sometimesthings were chaotic, but Inman saidthe group dynamics and watchingthe show come together made theexperience worth it.“By the last show, we were soproud and so confident in ourshow that we could hardly containour excitement, and that showed,”Inman said.Inman won Best SupportingActress for her portrayal of LunaSanderson, but she said the mostrewarding aspect of Rock Chalk Revue was the friendships shemade.“I have learned so much and havecome out of this experience with somuch to be proud of,” Inman said.“That wouldn’t have been possiblewithout the amazing people I sharedthis experience with.
— Edited by Allison Hammond 
Thoughtful, outgoing andhard working only begin todescribe Courtney Newman’slegacy. Newman, who passedaway at Ellsworth Residence HallThursday evening, was an enthu-siastic student who was heav-ily involved in campus activities,including her role as a residentassistant. KU Alerts reported thedeath, stating that the campuspolice had found no evidence of foul play.“Courtney was really ener-getic, very positive, optimistic,focused, driven,” Carynn Smith,Courtney’s cousin and a graduatestudent studying higher educa-tion administration, said. “Sheknew that the sky was the limit.She was really destined to dosomething with her life.”Smith considered Newman,who was an only child, like alittle sister. The two grew uptogether and continued to sharethe University, resident assis-tant experiences and time spenttogether in their sorority.“She was so well-liked becausewhat she did, she did with a smileon her face, because she wantedto do it,” Smith said. “She nevercomplained about anything. Shedidn’t take anything for grant-ed — everything that she didwas something that she felt thatshe wanted to do to help peoplebecome better people or to getinvolved.”Newman, a senior fromLeavenworth, was expected tograduate in May with a doublemajor in psychology and sociol-ogy. Described as an enthusiasticstudent, she worked with profes-sors and could be found askingquestions and offering insightsfrom her desk in the front of any classroom.As treasurer for Zeta Phi BetaSorority, Inc., Newman would goabove and beyond the call of duty to help organize events. ThroughZeta Phi Beta, which sponsorsthe Stork’s Nest Program, pro-moting prenatal medical care forlow-income pregnant women,Newman had organized the Baby Shower Fundraiser to collectclothes, toys and other baby itemsto donate to women in need. Theevent, Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.in the Big 12 Room at the KansasUnion , will now also recognizeNewman’s passing.“She loved all ages of peo-ple,” said Newman’s mother, LoriCarrell. “From infants to seniors,she loved every age of a person.”Newman, who was alsoinvolved in groups such as theBlack Student Union and theNational Pan-Hellenic Council,worked to include students. Sheloved her job as a resident assis-tant, keeping a craft area in herroom devoted to creating doordecorations and posters to helpher residents feel engaged.“People at KU that knew her ordidn’t know her, they will see heras a very generous person,” Smithsaid. “And she loved to smile.”Funeral services open to thepublic will be held at the end of this week at Independent BaptistChurch at 601 PottawatomieStreet in Leavenworth. A dateand time haven’t been decidedyet.
— Edited by Brian Sisk 
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Coutne Newman, wo passed awa at Ellswot residence hall last Tusda,will e ememeed  te campus communit as a tougtful, outgoing andadwoking oung woman.
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Alex McElvain and Andea Scmid, students at te Univesit of Kansas, dance on-stage Mac 1st duing rock Calk revue: All bets Ae Off, at te Lied Cente. McElvainand Scmid plaed lead caactes in Gamma Pi beta and Sigma Ci’s pefomance “bids of a Feate.”
 
As legislators have failed to enacta bill meant to balance the bud-get, 5.1 percent of federal fundshave been cut across the board —amounting to $85 billion, effectiveFriday. Congress, long at a stand-still debating between spendingcuts and revenue increases, agreedupon sequestration as a penalty deadline.“This will be a challenge for theUniversity in terms of researchefforts,” said Kevin Boatright fromResearch and Graduate Studies.“But we have been making plans.”For education in the state of Kansas, these cuts translate into500 children ages 3 to 5 losingaccess to early education throughHead Start Services, $5.5 mil-lion cut from K-12 education, 80teacher and aide jobs put at risk,310 fewer college students receiv-ing financial aid and 140 fewerstudents receiving work-study  jobs. All government services lose5.1 percent of funding, includ-ing environmental and nutritionassistance for seniors, job-searchassistance, law enforcement, mili-tary base operation funding, andpublic health.At the University, federalresearch grants help fund stud-ies conducted by graduate stu-dents in science and technology.Those students’ salaries are writ-ten into the grant, meaning thatthose federal research grants hiregraduate research students. Eachfederal agency will distribute fur-ther information advising how tonegotiate budget cuts.“We do not want the sequesterto cause difficulty for any studentbetween now and the end of thesemester,” Boatright said.The federal fiscal year endsSept. 30. A little more than sixmonths are left to deflate the entirefiscal year’s budget by 5.1 percent,meaning federal grants will mostlikely have to be reduced by 10percent to balance the year.“We have to proceed as thoughthere is going to be no changeto this between now and theend of the federal fiscal year inSeptember,” Boatright said. “Wecan’t just wait and see what hap-pens. We have to assume that thisis going to continue.”A possible response to the sug-gested sequester is a decrease theamount of new grants offeredwithout reducing existing awards.“We’re trying to communicateto people that this is serious,”Boatright said. “It’s something thatwe cannot ignore as a University in the research area. We have totake action to respond to what ishappening in ways that are theleast harmful to faculty, staff andstudents.”Sequestration will be in effectuntil Congress is able to agreeupon a budget that balancesspending cuts and tax revenue.
— Ee by Ee Reuer 
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KU School o Music StudentRecital Series: Nina Scheibe
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: Swarthout Recital Hall,Murphy Hall
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See student bassoon playerNina Scheibe perorm at this reeevent.
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KU Osher Institute present “AnEvening With Stan Herd”
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Lawrence Arts Center, 940New Hampshire St.
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7 to 8:30 p.m.
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Internationally knownearthworks artist Stan Herd will sharestories rom his career and presentootage rom his yet-to-be-releaseddocumentary. Admission is $10.
WHaT
: KU School o Music SymphonicBand and University Band concert
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: Lied Center
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Hear student musicians jamout at the Lied Center. Tickets are $5or students.
WHaT
: 2013 Education Interview Day
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: Kansas Union, 5th oor
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Looking or a job? This reeevent provides networking andinterview opportunities with multipleschool districts or openings in teach-ing careers.
WHaT:
Faith Forum: An Attempt atSpirit
WHeRe:
ECM Center, 1204 Oread Ave.
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6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Join this discussion on theChristian aith, presented by Rev. HalLeMert. All religions are welcome.
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Murs at the Granada
WHeRe:
Granada Theater, 1020 Mas-sachusetts St.
WHeN
: 7 p.m.
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: Catch rapper Murs at theGranada. Tickets are $15 or this all-ages show.
WHaT:
Tea at Three
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Kansas Union, Level 4 Lobby
WHeN:
3 to 4 p.m.
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Hit up the union or yourweekly ree tea and pastries. Cheerio!
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Myths and Mayhem Film Series:“Bats”WHERE: Dyche Hall, PanoramaWHEN: 6:30 to 9 p.m.ABOUT: Check out this ree flm ea-turing genetically modifed bats. Whosays science has to be boring?
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GOVERNMENT
University takes sequestration hits 
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MISSOURI
KUnitd rlss nwpltforms for lction
KUnited, a student senate coali-tion, has released our more platorminitiatives or the 2013 campaign.Brandon Woodard, a senior romTopeka, is KUnited’s 2013 presidentialcandidate. Blaine Bengtson, a juniorrom Salina, is KUnited’s 2013 vice-presidential candidate.
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KUnited plans to work with KU Rec-reation Services to begin the processo unding and building a new aquaticcenter. This will be an expansion othe Ambler Student Recreation FitnessCenter.Woodard said the pool at RobinsonCenter is underused and has minimalavailability. He said this addition willbe ocused more on a recreational poolrather than just a lap pool.
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The ability to print wherever andwhenever is crucial or creating qual-ity work and meeting deadlines, ac-cording to a KUnited press release.KUnited plans to increase the dollaramount o ree printing students re-ceive at the beginning o each semes-ter.
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KUnited plans to work with univer-sity administration to restrict smokingon campus. They will also be collabo-rating with Unfltered, a student to-bacco-ree campus initiative. KUnitedplans to set up designated smokingareas. They also plan to establishbenefcial cessation services at Wat-kins Memorial Health Center.Woodard said a smoke-ree cam-pus is more easible than increasingrestrictions. He said they want to en-courage a healthier campus.
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KUnited plans to secure unding tohire a ull-time university coordinator.They are aiming to create a more in-clusive campus or the Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning,Intersex and Asexual students.Woodard said the university doesn’thave the ull-time resources that ourpeer institutions have.“It’s a necessity or students whoidentiy with that community,” Woo-dard said.
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CORRECTION
In the story titled “University con-tinues to oppose concealed carry”published in the Thursday, Feb. 28issue, the Kansan quoted a StudentSenate member on the University’spolicy regarding concealed carry.However, only University ofcials canspeak to what that the University as awhole does or does not support. Jack Martin, the Director o Strate-gic Communications at the Ofce oPublic Aairs, said in an email thatthe University’s law enorcement havedetermined that concealed weaponson campus do not increase saety. Healso noted that, in this case, the Uni-versity and Student Senate agree.
STUDENT SENATE
SLATER, Mo. — Growingup on the family farm, Anthony Eddy learned early on not to gettoo attached to animals, includinghousehold pets.His devoted customers are a dif-ferent story. Pet lovers across thecountry count on the Saline County taxidermist to faithfully preserveBrutus, Fluffy and other belovedcompanions for posterity. Even if it means shelling out thousands of dollars and waiting more than a yearfor the pets’ return.“They’re very distraught, becausetheir child has died. For most people,this animal is their life,” said Lessie“Les” ThurmanCalvert, Eddy’s officemanager. “Some arekind of eccentric.But most of themare just like you andme. They don’t wantto bury or crematethem. They can’tstand the thought. ...It helps them feel bet-ter about the loss.”The front showroom of Eddy’sWildlife Studio in downtown Slateris a testament to pet owners’ per-severance. Life like dogs and catsof all sizes are scattered along thefloor, from aperky-lookingBrittany span-iel to a regalPersian cat, alone iguanaand the stray cockatiel ortwo. Departedpets of all per-suasions spendup to one yearin hulking, freeze-dry metal drumsbefore they are painstakingly pre-served and returned to their own-ers.Eddy said his business is one of the few in the country to specializein pet taxidermy and has a two-month waiting list.A former high school chemis-try and biology teacher, hog farmerand Air Force veteran, Eddy startedout in traditional taxidermy, stuffinggreat horned owls and pheasantswith the help of a local veterinarian.He originally used the freeze-dry technique to preserve mounted tur-key heads for hunters before real-izing in the mid-1990s it could alsowork with pets.Eddy, 64, compares his line of work to the mortician’s trade. He’llshare broad details about the processwith customers but likes to keepsome mystery to the process andsteer clear of the gross-out factor.He’s quick to embrace the artistry of his craft, especially when it comes tothe primping and prepping requiredonce the internal organs and body fatare removed and the carcass is fully dry. Depending on the customer’spreference, pets can be posed witha skyward gaze, an extended paw orwith eyes closed, seemingly asleep.“You just have a knack for it,” hesaid. “It’s like an artist painting apicture.”
Taxidermy keeps pets memories alive forever
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“They’re very distraught,because they’re child hasdied. For most people,this animal is their lie.”
LESSIE “LES” THURMANEddy’s ofce manager
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A 26-ya-d ma was astdystday  K-10 ud sus ssss  td substasad ma ssss  a am.A $3,000 bd was ad.A 27-ya-d ma was astdystday  K-10 ud sus ssss  td substas.A $1,000 bd was ad.A 26-ya-d ma was astdystday  K-10 ud sus ssss  st ty. A $500bd was ad.A 20-ya-d ma was astdystday  t 1300 bk Vmt Stt ud sus ssss  us  a ak dv’ss, ssss, uas, sumt  a by a m,ad ma damag t ty. A$300 bd was ad.A 21-ya-d ma was a-std Satuday  t 1200 bk Ktuky Stt ud sus atg a v ud t fu-. A $500 bd was ad.
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Child born with AIDS appears to be cured 
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AT&T bga g 4G lTe aab-ty  law ast wk. Ts maksAT&T t sd tmmuatsmay t vd 4G lTe vag law, mg sx mts at V-z aud ts lTe svs wudbm avaab  law.lTe,  lg-Tm evut, suss ast ssg sds. Usswt lTe-matb dvs w btdasd ag tm ad btt us AT&T’s WF stum, adg t aAT&T ws as.4G lTe was aady avaab  W-ta ad t Kasas cty aa, makglaw t td aa  t stat tga AT&T’s atst m  mb v-ag.AT&T basts tat ts 4G lTe sud - ssg sds s t t tmsas ast as ts 3G dvs ad tat AT&T’s4G lTe tgy s ast ta tat St, Vz ad T-Mb.Studt AT&T ustms a xtdabut t mats 4G lTe w av t mb mmuats x-s. St, sm studts a -d wt sm  t t ssusAT&T ds t addss t  ut a ts sv wks.“i’ b just as xtd as t xt -s t gt lTe vag. i just  tya’t xtg us t ay a mum t,” B Tumbs, a sma mlawd sad. “i  as tug a maat ss  AT&T wud bt   t dad zs ass t U.S.”AT&T s xt kg t as tumb  ustms wt lTe-aabdvs s tat m ustms a abt tak advatag  t tgaadvamt.
— Reid Eggleston 
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WASHINGTON — A baby bornwith the AIDS virus appears to havebeen cured, scientists announcedSunday, describing the case of a childfrom Mississippi who’s now 2½ andhas been off medication for about ayear with no signs of infection.There’s no guarantee the child willremain healthy, although sophisti-cated testing uncovered just tracesof the virus’ genetic material still lin-gering. If so, it would mark only theworld’s second reported cure.Specialists say Sunday’s announce-ment at a major AIDS meeting inAtlanta offers promising clues forefforts to eliminate HIV infection inchildren, especially in AIDS-plaguedAfrican countries where too many babies are born with the virus.“You could call this about as closeto a cure, if not a cure, that we’veseen,” Dr. Anthony Fauci of theNational Institutes of Health, who isfamiliar with the findings, told TheAssociated Press.A doctor gave this baby fasterand stronger treatment than is usual,starting a three-drug infusion within30 hours of birth. That was beforetests confirmed the infant was infect-ed and not just at risk from a motherwhose HIV wasn’t diagnosed untilshe was in labor.“I just felt like this baby was athigher-than-normal risk, anddeserved our best shot,” Dr. HannahGay, a pediatric HIV specialist atthe University of Mississippi, said in aninterview.That fast actionapparently knockedout HIV in the baby’sblood before it couldform hideouts in thebody. Those so-calledreservoirs of dormantcells usually rapidly reinfect anyone whostops medication,said Dr. Deborah Persaud of JohnsHopkins Children’s Center. She ledthe investigation that deemed thechild “functionally cured,” meaningin long-term remission even if alltraces of the virus haven’t been com-pletely eradicated.Next, Persaud’s team is planninga study to try to prove that, withmore aggressive treatment of otherhigh-risk babies. “Maybe we’ll beable to block this reservoir seeding,”Persaud said.No one should stop anti-AIDSdrugs as a result of this case, Faucicautioned.But “it opens up a lot of doors” toresearch if other children can benefit,he said.Better thantreatment isto preventbabies frombeing bornwith HIVin the firstplace.About300,000 chil-dren wereborn withHIV in 2011, mostly in poor coun-tries where only about 60 percentof infected pregnant women gettreatment that can keep them frompassing the virus to their babies. Inthe U.S., such births are very rarebecause HIV testing and treatmentlong have been part of prenatal care.“We can’t promise to cure babieswho are infected. We can promiseto prevent the vast majority of trans-missions if the moms are tested dur-ing every pregnancy,” Gay stressed.The only other person consideredcured of the AIDS virus underwent a very different and risky kind of treat-ment — a bone marrow transplantfrom a special donor, one of therare people who is naturally resis-tant to HIV. Timothy Ray Brown of San Francisco has not needed HIVmedications in the five years sincethat transplant.The Mississippi case shows “theremay be different cures for differentpopulations of HIV-infected people,”said Dr. Rowena Johnston of amFAR,the Foundation for AIDS Research.That group funded Persaud’s teamto explore possible cases of pediatriccures.It also suggests that scientistsshould look back at other childrenwho’ve been treated since shortly after birth, including some reportsof possible cures in the late 1990sthat were dismissed at the time, saidDr. Steven Deeks of the University of California, San Francisco, who alsohas seen the findings.“This will likely inspire the field,make people more optimistic thatthis is possible,” he said.In the Mississippi case, the motherhad had no prenatal care when shecame to a rural emergency room inadvanced labor. A rapid test detectedHIV. In such cases, doctors typically give the newborn low-dose medica-tion in hopes of preventing HIVfrom taking root. But the small hos-pital didn’t have the proper liquidkind, and sent the infant to Gay’smedical center. She gave the baby higher treatment-level doses.The child responded well throughage 18 months, when the fam-ily temporarily quit returning andstopped treatment, researchers said.When they returned several monthslater, remarkably, Gay’s standardtests detected no virus in the child’sblood.Ten months after treatmentstopped, a battery of super-sensitivetests at half a dozen laboratoriesfound no sign of the virus’ return.There were only some remnants of genetic material that don’t appearable to replicate, Persaud said.In Mississippi, Gay gives the child
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T Bg evt s avg SgAwass Wk ts wk t mtt td aua vt, s sdud A 13 m 10 a.m. t 2 .m.Tmas pumm, dt  x-ta aas  t Bg evt, sadt us  awass wk s tgst vuts ad t gv stu-dts ad auty mat abutt vt.“p gz u bad ads t Bg evt g,” pummsad. “it’s mtat tat w xawat t s, wat w d ad w t gtvvd.”Bg evt mmtt mmbs wav tabs st u  Ws Baa day ts wk t aw studtst ask qusts ad sg u t v-ut.o Wdsday, studts a bw at Jaybw m 7 t 9 .m. Studts auas tkts  $4 at t Upgams Bx o  at t vt.o Tusday, a tag  t -ds m ay w ats at Fuzzy’sTa S ad mts t Bg evtw b datd t t vt.Vuts w dstbut s tut mmuty mmbs t g-st t ms  bussss asvut sts  Ma 10 statgat 1 .m.  t Mma Stadumakg t.last ya’s Bg evt ad ax-maty 2,000 atats vut-g at 200 sts, ad ts ya, ga-zs  t dub ts gus.Kaya Ba, t Bg evt’s -gammg -a, sad t day vut sv s a way t am abut t mmuty wswg law sdts t U-vsty’s aat.“Gg t a s s bg, t’s asyt gt augt u  t atvtsad asss. Yu smtms gttat t a  w mak law- t mat m  mta u yas,” Ba sad. “T Bgevt s st  a way t say taks uttg u wt us.”
— Hannah Swank —thebigeventku.com 
Leadership & Globalization in Sports Series
Reinventing the Empire
with Sporting KC’s CEO/President/Co-owner Robb Heineman
Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Find out how Robb Heineman combined innovative marketing, technology and ankinship to propel Sporting KC into a Major League Soccer powerhouse in America,with other world teams hot to ollow in his ootsteps and turn the traditional sportsbusiness model on its head.
Empowering and Sustaining Malawi:Arica Windmill Project
with John DrakeTuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Sustainable agriculture, community development and healthy drinking water are theundamental needs that Arica Windmill Project provides Malawian armers today.Don’t miss this inspiring story o AWP’s quest to educate and empower a country struggling to thrive. Drake will discuss AWP and what you can do to get involved.
Study Groups with Spring 2013 FellowBrigadier General Roosevelt Barfeld
U.S. Engagement: Political-Military Afairs
Integrating diplomacy and deense and orging international security partnershipsmakes political-military afairs a timeless political topic. Spring 2013 Fellow, Briga-dier General Roosevelt Bareld (Ret.), will explore the denitions, perspectives andstakeholders responsible or political-military strategy.
4:00-5:30 p.m. WednesdaysFeb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 27 & Apr. 3
 
 All programs are free & open to the public.
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