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It’s easy to brag about your
accomplishments and achieve-
ments, especially if you’ve just
gained national recognition and
However, Hannah Sitz, a junior
from Andover and the University’s
used to the
an award given
to a student
looking to pur-
sue a career in the public sector,
something Sitz is passionate about;
she hopes to eventually become an
executive director of a human ser-
vices nonprofit organization.
She was inspired to apply after
taking a course in citizen philan-
thropy and attending an informa-
tion session about the scholarship
last year. The first step was a writ-
ten application for a nomination
through the University, which can
nominate up to four students per
After preparing and editing the
rest of the scholarship application
materials, which required Sitz to
tell her life story in essay ques-
tions, she was notified by email that
she had advanced to the national
competition. After a week and a
half of mock interviews, she was
confident going into the regional
interview in Kansas City, Mo., on
Those who helped Sitz prepare
for the interview told her she was
too humble, both in the application
and the interview processes.
“It got me out of my comfort
zone to practice for these inter-
views, to explain what I’ve done
and brag about myself, which I’m
not used to doing,” she said.
Although she got the interview
over with early in the day, Sitz said
waiting was stressful.
“The whole day afterward, you
sit there while everyone else is
interviewing, and you just overana-
lyze everything you just said,” she
said. “And by the end of the day,
you’ve convinced yourself that you
However, after telling herself for
a month that she didn’t win, Sitz
had the surprise of her life at a
University Honors Program recep-
tion on April 7.
With her mother and sister
in the audience, it was officially
revealed that Sitz had been named
a Truman Scholar. To Sitz’s sur-
prise, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-
Little was also in attendance to
Sitz had the opportunity to thank
faculty members and others who
helped her along the way. She said
she was also grateful to make an
impression on potential students
who were also at the reception.
Sitz said reality has taken a while
to sink in.
“It felt very surreal, kind of
dream-like,” she said.
Although it’s a reality now, the
process of becoming a Truman
Scholar was rocky. Sitz revealed
that after reviewing the “policy
proposal” section of the application
requiring applicants to propose a
piece of legislation, she had almost
talked herself out of it.
Anne Wallen, the coordinator
for national scholarships through
the University Honors Program,
knew Sitz had a good shot at win-
ning and encouraged her to con-
“She’s just a natural leader. She
buys into things and doesn’t sec-
ond-guess herself,” Wallen said.
“She’s very genuine and honest and
excited about helping people find
out about public service, and that’s
really the point of the Truman
Scholarship is to honor students
and help students who help to be
leaders in public service.”
Sitz’s passion and interest in
nonprofit work started in her
hometown. She volunteered in
high school, including working for
the Lord’s Diner soup kitchen.
“I grew up in a community, in
a church, in a family that really
emphasized that if you’ve been
given a lot, you need to give back,
that it’s kind of your responsibility
to look beyond yourself,” Sitz said.
“That’s where I really find meaning
in my own life is that if I can use
what I have been given to impact
someone else, then I feel like I have
Participating in campus orga-
nizations such as Alternative
Breaks, where she currently holds
a director position, has con-
firmed for Sitz that she’s on the
right path. She hopes to attend
Indiana University at Bloomington
to pursue a Master of Public Affairs
degree in the School of Public and
The opportunity to attend virtu-
ally any graduate studies program
in the country without debt is a big
burden lifted, Sitz said, especially
in a field that doesn’t pay hand-
“It’s just really great to be vali-
dated in such a large way for the
hard work that I do and have done
for years,” she said. “The validation
that I’m on the right path, that I’m
doing the right stuff, that I am
making a difference and that this
will enable me to continue to do
that is just beyond thrilling.”
— Edited by Paige Lytle
Chas Strobel collects records
not only for listening, but also
for decoration. Strobel, a transfer
student from Orono, Minn., grew
up listening to his parents’ vinyls.
From his mom’s Donny Osmond
album to recordings of his dad’s
teenage band, Strobel said the
look and feel of a shiny black vinyl
takes him back to his childhood.
He first started collecting
albums from concerts he would
go to, but being a busy college
student, Strobel said he can’t real-
ly go to shows anymore. Artists
would not only sell black vinyls at
shows, but also colored ones such
as purple or even clear.
“People are getting into it for
more reasons than just listening,”
A few months ago, Strobel
bought several old albums from
Goodwill to decorate his empty
garage walls. He said the old
albums from bands like Chicago
and Journey make for a cool way
to fill white space.
National Record Day is an
industry-made holiday to make
people excited about records.
Celebrated this year on April 20,
it was Love Garden Sounds’ busi-
est day of the year by about five
Love Garden Sounds is a local
record store that opened in 1990.
Located at 822 Massachusetts St.,
the store has about 200 regulars
who visit once a month and about
40 to 50 customers who stop in
every week. People can find The
Goonies soundtrack in the $1 bin,
Dr. Dre’s The Chronic for $20
or Stevie Wonder’s Light My Fire
Kelly Corcorcan, the owner of
the store, said there have been
more college students in the store
than there were five years ago, but
still fewer than 10 years ago.
“There are more people of a
college age who care about vinyl
records,” Corcorcan said. “But
there are more folks of a college
age who specifically don’t think
of buying a physical format the
first time they want to hear some-
Corcorcan said that records are
not entirely a better fidelity of
audio than a digital format, but in
a peak environment with the most
expensive player, people can hear
“Records are about the cere-
mony and the interaction with
the music,” Corcorcan said. “It
comes in a way that’s more valu-
able than the idea of the sound
being intensely superior.”
Exclusive records are released
on National Record Day, which
falls on the third Saturday of every
People started lining up at 7
p.m. the night before Love Garden
Sounds opened to get exactly what
they were waiting for. Some of
the store’s hot items were a White
Stripes’ “Elephant” reissue in a
special color and Sleep’s album
The physical aspect of the
music draws people toward buy-
ing a record over downloading
a file from iTunes. Strobel said
when someone buys a record, they
have the entire work of art.
“It’s like reading a book,” Strobel
said. “When you have a record,
you can’t skip around tracks; you
have to listen to the whole thing.”
— Edited by Madison Schultz
Vinyl records experience rising popularity among modern college students
Jeeva is the University’s first
South Asian Fusion Dance Team,
and luckily for dance enthusi-
asts, the group is holding a dance
workshop today in the Gridiron
room of the Burge Union from
7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The workshop is free and open
to anyone. The members of Jeeva
will be teaching a dance for begin-
Jeeva’s dance style is fusion,
blending Indian dance moves with
American music and vice versa.
They combine styles of northern
and southern Indian dance with
hip hop and many other dance
“Jeeva gave me an outlet to
perform that I would not have
otherwise,” said Amelia Well, a
sophomore from Lawrence. “It
broadens my dance vocabulary
and teaches me to use muscles
that I might not use in my formal
Jeeva was started in 2008, and
the group performs around cam-
pus in local shows. The team has
won the title of the University’s
Best Dance Crew and has per-
formed for SUA, the American
Asian Association and ISA.
The team has nine members
and is trying to increase campus
“The interest is there, but
people aren’t getting the source
of pursuing it,” said Mahmood
Khan, a graduate student from
Doha, Qatar. “We have a lot of
events planned for next year.
Anyone who loves dancing is wel-
Originally, Jeeva was begun with
the aim of being a competitive
dance team. This year, however,
was its first competition. Jeeva has
been performing in competitions
in areas like Texas, Chicago and
Oklahoma. Next year, the team
plans to attend more competi-
If Jeeva does well in the local
competitions, there is a chance
to be asked to compete in the
Bollywood America competition.
“We are open to absolutely
everyone,” said Karishma Khetani,
a junior from Overland Park.
“We’re a Bollywood team, but like
to fuse a lot of aspects of dance.”
— Edited by Jordan Wisdom
Jeeva, the University’s South Asian fusion dance team, will be holding a workshop
tonight. The group won the University’s Best Dance Crew.
Student Bollywood group
offers beginners’ workshop
will participate in forum
As the Kansas Legislature recently
passed legislation allowing concealed-
carry permits on campus and is now
considering cutting funding to higher
education, students will have a chance
to engage fve state representatives in
an open forum this evening.
The frst half hour will consist of Sen.
Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence; Rep. Bar-
bara Bollier, R-Mission Hills; Rep. Steph-
anie Clayton, R-Overland Park; Rep. Me-
lissa Rooker, R-Fairway; and Rep. John
Wilson, D-Lawrence, discussing issues
regarding higher education.
The forum, hosted by the Student Leg-
islative Awareness Board, will take place
from 7 to 8 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium
on the ffth foor of the Kansas Union, ac-
cording to a Student Senate Government
Relations press release.
“We wanted to create an opportunity
to allow students to have a conversation
with state legislatures to discuss higher
education and other issues they deem
important to them,” said Zach George,
government relations director.
The second half of the forum will con-
sist of a Q&A session where the audience
can ask questions, George said.
“Our purpose is to bring issues to the
attention of students and get students
engaged in political issues, whether it’s
on a local, state or federal level,” George
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Thursday, May 2 Friday, May 3 Tuesday, April 30 Wednesday, May 1
wHat: SUA Grocery Bingo
wHere: Hashinger Hall, Theater
wHen: 7 to 8 p.m.
aBout: Play bingo and other games
for a chance to win food. Bring your
wHat: Film Screening: “William S.
Burroughs: A Man Within”
wHere: Wescoe Hall, Room 3139
wHen: 7 to 9 p.m.
aBout: Catch this 2010 documentary
about the late, famed author and
Lawrence resident, and then stick
around for a Q&A session with direc-
tor Yony Leyser.
wHat: Visual Art Scholarship Show &
wHere: Art and Design Building
wHen: 2 to 4 p.m.
aBout: Check out student artwork
with the Scholarship Exhibition on
the third and fourth foors and open
studios throughout the building.
wHat: Corey Smith
WHere: Granada Theater, 1020 Mas-
wHen: 7 p.m.
aBout: Tickets are $15 to $20 for this
live country music show.
wHat: UC Forum: “Homelessness in
wHere: Ecumenical Campus Minis-
wHen: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
aBout: Presenter Brad Cook will dis-
cuss “the history of homeless services
in Lawrence, causes of homelessness,
barriers to getting out of homeless-
ness and changes due to the moving
of the shelter out of downtown.”
wHat: Cosby Sweater
wHere: Bottleneck, 737 New Hamp-
wHen: 8 p.m.
aBout: Catch electronica act Cosby
Sweater at this all-ages show.
wHat: “Desert of Forbidden Art”
wHere: Spencer Museum of Art
wHen: 5 p.m.
aBout: This documentary tells the
story of a treasure trove of banned
Soviet art worth millions of dollars
stashed in a far-off desert in Uzbeki-
stan. Admission is free.
wHat: 2013 Dole Lecture: IKE’s Legacy
wHere: Dole Institute of Politics
wHen: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
aBout: Brigadier General Carl Reddel,
executive director of the Eisenhower
Memorial Commission, will discuss
the 34th president’s legacy.
wHat: Lawrence Region Antique
Automobile America Swap Meet
WHERE: Douglas County Fairgrounds,
2110 Harper St.
wHen: 1 to 11 p.m.
aBout: Antique auto enthusiasts will
be coming to Lawrence from all over
the country, looking to buy and sell
hard-to-fnd parts and accessories.
The event is free, but parking is $5.
wHat: Point B Dance Carnival Featur-
ing the AIM Dance Company
wHere: Lawrence Arts Center, 940
New Hampshire St.
wHen: 7 to 9 p.m.
aBout: The AIM Dance Company of
Point B Dance will present a new work
called “Hide and Seek,” dedicated to
the survivors of the Holocaust, at its
ffth annual Dance Carnival. Tickets
are $10 to $13.
NEW YORK — The rusted
metal aircraft part believed to be
from one of the hijacked jetlin-
ers that slammed into the World
Trade Center in the Sept. 11
attacks came from a wing, not
landing gear, police said Monday.
The 5-foot piece is a trailing
edge flap support structure, police
said. It is located closer to the
body of the plane and helps secure
wing flaps that move in and out
and aid in regulating plane speed.
Investigators initially thought
it was part of the landing gear
because both pieces have similar-
Boeing officials told police
the part came from one of its
767 airliners, but it isn’t possible
to determine which flight. Both
hijacked planes that struck the
towers, American Airlines Flight
11 and United Airlines Flight 175,
were Boeing 767s. American and
United had no comment.
Workers discovered the part
Wednesday on the ground in a
sliver of space between a luxury
loft rental building and a mosque
that in 2010 prompted virulent
national debate about Islam and
freedom of speech in part because
it’s near the trade center site.
Other World Trade Center wreck-
age has been discovered at the
buildings and around the area in
An inspector on the roof of the
mosque site, which is under con-
struction, noticed the debris and
then called 911.
Police documented the debris
with photos. The twisted metal
part — jammed in an 18-inch-
wide, trash-laden passageway
between the buildings — has
cables and levers on it and is
about 5 feet high, 17 inches wide
and 4 feet long.
The piece was found with ropes
that aren’t believed be part of the
plane. Police are trying to deter-
mine whether someone had tried
to lower the piece off the roof
at some point in the past, and
the ropes snapped or the piece
became stuck. There’s no indica-
tion that the part was planted
in the space, said Paul Browne,
chief spokesman for the New York
Of the nearly 3,000 victims of
the trade center attacks, remains
of about 1,000 were never recov-
ered, and sifting the site for pos-
sible human remains was to begin
Tuesday morning, said the chief
medical examiner’s spokeswom-
an, Ellen Borakove. It’s not clear
how long the process would take,
The area first will be tested
as part of a standard health and
safety evaluation for possible tox-
icity, Borakove said.
Police said the part would be
moved to a more secure location
likely later this week, where a
determination will be made about
where it will go permanently. In
the past, such pieces have been
treated as historical artifacts.
For example, the New York State
Museum in Albany has in its col-
lection a large landing gear piece
that fell through the roof to the
basement at the same location. It
was placed there in 2002.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas leg-
islative committees are taking
separate paths in trying to solve
differences over the state’s 2014
budget, and both chambers are
hoping to make quick work of
lingering issues when lawmak-
ers return to the Statehouse next
The House Appropriations
Committee met Monday to review
spending adjustments required
by bills already signed in to law
and to receive an update on state
revenue estimates. Chairman
Marc Rhoades said any deci-
sions made to approve about two
dozen spending requests would
be included in what he and two
other negotiators discuss with
Senate counterparts next week.
Rhoades, a Newton Republican,
said House leaders didn’t want to
delay the process by drafting new
bills to be debated if talks were
still open on the $14 billion state
“They want to get agreements
on the budget and taxes and go
home,” he said.
The Senate, whose budget com-
mittee met last Thursday, plans to
have a separate catch-all spend-
ing bill on its calendar when it
returns, which would have to go
to the House for debate.
Rep. Jerry Henry, a Cummins
Democrat, said he didn’t under-
stand why the House wouldn’t
want to another spending bill to
consider and why GOP leaders
would want to limit debate.
“Why do we have a fear of
sending a bill to the floor of the
people’s house,” Henry said.
One of the biggest obstacles in
the budget talks is how to treat
higher education. The House pro-
poses a 4 percent cut in spending
while the Senate is seeking a 2
Both are at odds with
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback
who has been touring the state
urging lawmakers to spare higher
education from any cuts. He’s ask-
ing them to endorse his proposal
to keep the state’s sales tax rate
at 6.3 percent instead of letting
fall to 5.7 percent as scheduled
in July, giving Kansas about $258
million more in revenue.
Brownback has said he prefers
legislators settle the tax nego-
tiations before finalizing the bud-
Metal aircraft part from 9/11
believed to be from wing
Daniel M. Mayeux, a faculty
member of the KU Office of Design
and Construction Management,
passed away at his home April 15.
The cause of death has not been
Mayeux was born Dec. 15, 1957,
in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. His
parents were Donald and Sally
Ann Elizabeth Mayeux. His father
was a U.S. Army serviceman sta-
tioned in Germany, and his family
moved to the U.S. after his birth.
Mayeux lived in Elizabethtown,
Ky., until he joined the Army in
1978. He was an enlisted private
first class metal worker. He earned
the name of Marksman while he
was stationed at Fort Sill, Okla.,
and was honorably discharged in
The University Facilities and
Operations hired Mayeux in 1990.
He worked in the electrical shop
then transferred to the construc-
tion shop. He joined the KU
Construction group, which was
formed in 2012, where he worked
until his death.
He worked on
as well as snow
L a r r y
R a w l i n g s ,
tor of design
and construction management,
worked with Mayeux for more than
15 years. He said Mayeux was very
entertaining and a good worker.
He said Mayeux made work easier
for some people because he was
“He was a happy-go-lucky guy,”
Rawlings said. “He would shrug
things off that would bother oth-
First thing in the morning
Mayeux would spark interesting
conversation and set a good mood
for everyone, Rawlings said.
“The people miss him not being
around now,” Rawlings said.
Mayeux is predeceased by
parents Donald and Sally Ann
Elizabeth Mayeux, his wife and
brother-in-law, whose names are
unknown. Mayeux is survived by
his stepson Quentin J. Wedge, sis-
ter Starlene Smith and aunt Louise
— Edited by Madison Schultz
University design faculty member dies at 55
Information based on the
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
A 20-year-old male was arrested
yesterday on the 4300 block of 24th
Place on suspicion of operating a
vehicle under the influence. A $500
bond was paid.
A 24-year-old male was arrested
yesterday on the 1100 block of Iowa
Street on suspicion of driving while
intoxicated and no driver’s license.
A $275 bond was paid.
A 25-year-old female was ar-
rested yesterday on the 700 block
of Michigan Street on suspicion of
operating a vehicle under the in-
fluence and transporting an open
container. A $600 bond was paid.
A 19-year-old male was arrest-
ed yesterday on the 500 block of
Maine Street on suspicion of oper-
ating under the influence. A $500
bond was paid.
A 19-year-old female was ar-
rested yesterday on the 1500 block
of Crestline Drive on suspicion of
kidnapping and battery. No bond
— Emily Donovan
PAGE 3 thE UNIVERSItY DAILY KANSAN tUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
The actor who played the father on
Leave it to Beaver was born in Law-
rence. His name was Hugh Beaumont,
born here in 1909 and died in 1982.
He was still a boy when his family
moved to Tennessee.
When soccer fan RJ Keitchen
entered Arrowhead Stadium to
see the Wizards play, a massive yet
empty stadium met him.
Sporting Kansas City, then
known as the Kansas City Wizards,
played within the unwelcoming
confnes of Arrowhead Stadium in
Kansas City, Mo. Keitchen watched
the game in an atmosphere that car-
ried little character or excitement.
Te low attendance only seemed
magnifed against the background
of a stadium designed for nearly
Keitchen’s next experience with
the club took place afer the re-
branding of the Wizards to Sport-
ing Kansas City and during the
club’s second home game at Sport-
ing Park in 2011. Keitchen said the
diference in atmospheres between
visits was apparent from kick of.
“From that moment on, I was
hooked, and the following season,
I became a season ticket holder
for the frst time in my life for any
sports team,” Keitchen said.
Experiences such as Keitchen’s
are among the leading reasons
for the recent success for teams
throughout Major League Soccer.
New fans become acclimated to
the game in an environment that
encourages people’s interest in soc-
cer, and further extends the brand
in the form of supporter groups
throughout the league’s clubs.
Following the 2012 regular sea-
son, MLS set a record for game
attendance for the second consec-
utive year. According to worldfoot-
ball.net, between the 2011 and 2012
seasons, the Portland Timbers and
the Sporting Kansas City franchises
both saw an average fan attendance
increase of more than 8 percent.
Both franchises rely on locally-
founded groups for fan support
throughout the season.
Garrett Dittfurth, a co-founder
of Portland franchise and supporter
group Timbers Army, thinks a loud,
fun atmosphere during games as
well as familiarity with soccer at a
young age has increased the game’s
popularity in younger generations.
“For the most part, people grow
up playing the game and like it,”
Dittfurth said. “As far as the Tim-
bers go, we throw the biggest party
in Portland for 90 minutes. Who
wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”
Te Atlantic Wire states MLS re-
cently surpassed both the NBA and
the NHL in terms of average atten-
dance per game afer the 2012 sea-
son. Supporters of Sporting Kansas
City say they think the increasing
number of supporter groups as
well as the completion of a new
soccer-specifc stadium helped the
increase in average attendance for
Sporting Kansas City home games.
“During my frst game at the new
Sporting Park, there was a massive
energy in the air: the clapping, the
cheering, the singing,” Keitchen
said, who now is a lead organizer
of the Northland Noise supporters
group. “It felt like a real sports event
being attended by people who real-
ly cared and were passionate about
the team and the game.”
According to ESPN, professional
soccer is the second-most popular
sport among Americans aged 12 to
24, trailing only professional foot-
ball. Dittfurth said he believes re-
cent changes in the increase of soc-
cer popularity with young people
in the United States are because of
MLS marketing campaigns.
“Tere is less of a focus on soccer
moms and their kids who have vir-
tually no disposable income,” Dit-
tfurth said. “Tere is a much larger
focus on supporters groups that ap-
peal to younger people with much
more disposable income.”
Te atmosphere of soccer-spe-
cifc stadiums has attracted young-
er fans to a newer sport as younger
generations begin to choose soccer
over more traditional American
— Edited by Paige Lytle
New Sporting KC stadium attracts young fans
High school student
shoots himself in class
CINCINNATI — A student at
an all-male parochial high school
pulled out a gun in a classroom
Monday morning and shot him-
self in an apparent suicide attempt,
The youth was taken to a hos-
pital with a self-inflicted wound,
police said. There apparently was
no threat to other students at La
Salle High School, a private school
west of Cincinnati that was put on
lockdown as a precaution, police
At around 8 a.m., “a student
produced a gun inside one of the
classrooms and shot himself, and
we’re dealing with that now,” Green
Township Police Chief Bart West
West said the student apparently
was trying to kill himself, but he
had no other information on why
he fired the shot. He said authori-
ties weren’t aware of any threats
made concerning the school.
Authorities said all other students
Students were gathered in the
school gym, and school officials
said parents could take their chil-
dren home if they wanted to.
A school official said counselors
were meeting with students, and
officials were talking to students to
try to learn what had happened.
“We just ask that you pray for
him and his family,” said Greg
Tankersley, La Salle’s director of
community development. “It’s
a tragic situation for this young
He said he wouldn’t release other
information about the student at
Students and family console each other outside La Salle High School yesterday in Cincinnati where a student pulled out a
gun and shot himself in a classroom. La Salle High School, west of Cincinnati, was locked down until after police arrived and
determined there was no threat to other students or staff.
“There was a massive
energy in the air: the
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’m fairly new to the world of
feminism. Honestly. I know
almost every single article
I’ve put out this year has been
about gender, queer rights, rape
culture, or about civic engage-
ment as a form of activism. I
know that many people who
know me personally consider
me as their go-to for a feminist
perspective on pretty much any-
thing. I know my scholarship hall
named me “Most Likely to Get
Arrested at a Rally” (which is still
on my bucket list). I know I ada-
mantly proclaim myself a femi-
nist, announce it as the top of my
lungs, am constantly aware of my
politics and of the way I interact
with my surroundings because of
it. But it’s really only in the past
couple of years that I’ve been
illuminated to feminism. And I’m
not an expert.
No one is, really, when it
comes to navigating systems of
oppression. No one is the biggest,
baddest feminist on the block, the
one who gets it all, the one who
has got this trying-to-actively-
down pat. Not even Angela Davis
is an expert. Not even Beyonce is
Oh sure, some people are far
more illuminated to the reality of
how racism, sexism, homophobia,
transphobia, ableism and more
intertwine in a throbbing, insidi-
ous cancer that dehumanizes.
There are tons of feminists and
activists who are badass, who
try their best to work to combat
these systems, who try to make
this world a little less awful than
they left it. I hope I’m doing
that — I do. The thing is. I’m still
learning. We never stop learning.
Because the day you think you
know all there is to know about
being a feminist is the day your
privilege starts rearing its head.
We’ve all got baggage, and
we’ve all got privilege. Everybody
has some form of privilege, which
is often unearned, unasked for
and unseen — but it still very
much exists. And it affects your
day-to-day interactions as well
as your activism. I know I have
some. And I know some people
have far less privilege than others.
But everybody has a little bit, if
only because humanity has been
cruelly creative enough to find
innumerable ways to attempt
to oppress individuals based on
what should be arbitrary charac-
What happened to Trayvon
Martin was whack, but there were
also tons of people who realized
how whack it was. There are
people like Dean Saxton, a stu-
dent at the University of Arizona
who last week held up a sign
meant for the women on campus
scrawled with the words “You
Deserve Rape”—but there’s also
the dude next to him who held a
sign saying “No Body Deserves
Rape.” There are the people who
are perhaps never going to “get it”
(that “it” being that individuals
are not inherently lesser for being
of a certain color, gender sexual
orientation, etc.). But there are
the people who are actively, try-
ing super hard to get it and the
majority of the time do.
But you’re flawed. I’m flawed.
We’re all trying, in so many ways
at so many things, in our lives,
and feminism is no exception.
We’re flawed, so even when we
“get it,” the majority of the time,
we’re not going to every single
time. Sometimes you’re going
to miss why a certain portrayal
of a character on TV is racist.
Or perhaps see no trouble with
a friend calling a gay man “one
of the gals” when he might not
be OK with it. Or way too many
instances that occur day-in and
day-out for me to list in an article
that has of a cap of 700 words.
We’ve got to accept that we’re
going to mess up. And we’ve got
to accept it when people point
out that we’ve messed up. And
we’ve got to own up to that mess-
up, apologize and learn.
You and I will never be experts
on feminism. But we can be
aware. That way we mess up a
little less, learn a little more, and
inch even closer to being that big,
bad feminist who “gets it” all that
we want to be.
Or Beyonce. That’d be cool too.
Gwynn is a sophomore majoring in
English and Women, Gender, and
Sexuality from Olathe
By Katherine Gwynn
oday, between 100 and
130 individuals of the
Guantanamo Bay facil-
ity are participating in a hunger
strike in an attempt to draw
much-needed attention to their
indefinite detainment. The situ-
ation is so dire, and a solution
so overdue, that it deserves the
serious consideration of every
The Guantanamo Bay deten-
tion facility opened in 2002 to
host captured individuals sus-
pected of membership in terror-
ist organizations. The Supreme
Court ruled in 2006 that detain-
ees must be treated according to
the Geneva Conventions, which
include protection from torture
and the right to a trial. However,
in a 2009 Washington Post
interview, Susan J. Crawford, a
Bush administration appointee,
confirmed that interrogators had
tortured prisoners. 86 prisoners
were cleared for transfer by a
2010 task force, but still remain
Why is Guantanamo still
open? In 2009, President Obama
signed an executive order to
close the facility. Since then, con-
gressional budgetary authority
has prevented that order from
becoming reality by blocking
appropriations for the transfer
of detainees – and each time,
President Obama has approved
the amended defense authoriza-
tions. Last March, the military
requested $49 million to con-
struct a new prison building on
site for high-security prison-
ers. It’s easy to see that those
in power have no intention of
releasing detainees any time
On Feb. 6, a group of prison-
ers began a hunger strike to
protest their continued indefinite
detainment and treatment fol-
lowing a search of Qurans, or
holy books. It is not the first
time Guantanamo detainees have
refused food (hunger strikes
were quite common in 2005 and
2006), but detainees’ lawyers
claim that this time the individu-
als show a special kind of des-
peration. Absent legal recourse
or the hope of one day leaving
Guantanamo alive, they have
decided they’d prefer not to die
quietly in prison. Intentionally
starving themselves is their only
way to demand attention.
It’s unlikely the strike will
prove effective. In 2006, military
authorities broke an 84-person
hunger strike by isolating detain-
ees and utilizing “restraint chairs”
to force-feed inmates. Currently,
the military reports that 19
inmates are being force-fed, a
practice rejected as unethical by
the World Medical Association
because it violates a patient’s
right to refuse treatment. Instead,
the participating individuals will
be kept alive to continue their
Earlier this month one
detainee, Samir Naji al Hasan
Moqbel, starkly described his
position in the opinion page of
the New York Times. Students
– really, all Americans – should
read his words, and realize the
impossibility of imagining what
life as a detainee after more than
a decade of imprisonment at
Guantánamo would be like. Two
prisoners this month attempted
suicide. Hunger strikes are a sign
of desperation, and force-feeding
denies these individuals even the
right to refuse medical treatment
or the freedom to protest being
held as a prisoner without being
charged with a crime.
“I am a human being, not a
passport, and I deserve to be
treated like one,” Moqbel wrote.
It is true that those who
oppose these human beings
the right to live outside of the
Guantanamo after a decade of
imprisonment without cause can
give reasons for their continued
detainment. Critics of release
can point to rehabilitation’s
poor track record; 11 previ-
ously released prisoners joined
al-Qaida after completing reha-
bilitation, and Yemen’s jails are
questionably secure. Legally
prosecuting those detainees sus-
pected of committing crimes is
also tricky, since evidence from
interrogations may not be admis-
sible in a U.S. court of law.
Those are valid criticisms, but
they’re not reasons why legally
innocent individuals should be
left to die in a military detention
center in Cuba. The United States
does need to develop a real, com-
prehensive plan for dealing with
the people it has imprisoned –
and it needs to do so immediate-
ly. Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel,
and others like him, are inno-
cent. The government has agreed
he is innocent of any crime and
poses no security risk. He should
be allowed to return home.
“I just hope that because of the
pain we are suffering, the eyes of
the world will once again look to
Guantanamo before it is too late,”
Moqbel wrote. If he’s right, that
attention will be long overdue.
Gress is a sophomore majoring in
political science and economics
from Overland Park
By Amanda Gress
nyone who knows even
a tiny bit about college
basketball is well aware
of the recruitment of Canadian
high school prospect Andrew
Wiggins. Those of us who are
year-round followers of college
hoops – and basketball in general
– understand what’s at stake for
the Jayhawks in this recruiting
race. The kid is a freak athlete
and could help shape the game of
basketball in ways reserved only
for basketball royalty. LeBron
James was even impressed
when he got a firsthand look
at Wiggins last year at James’
skills camp. Suffice to say that
the Jayhawks would propel their
national championship chances
tremendously were Wiggins to
decide to come to Lawrence.
Wiggins is down to four
schools – Kansas, Kentucky,
North Carolina and Florida State.
Any of the listed schools would
make sense for Wiggins, and his
strong family ties to FSU (both
of Wiggins’ parents played sports
there) has been long thought
to be the deciding factor in his
recruitment. The opportunity
to play with a plethora of future
NBA talent at UK has Wiggins’
attention — not to mention
putting Wildcat’s coach John
Calipari in an all-too-familiar
place of blue chip success.
Following in Michael Jordan’s
footsteps at fellow blue-blood
program UNC provides Wiggins
an opportunity to become the
next Tar Heel superstar.
The Jayhawks offer Wiggins
something of a unique and cir-
cumstantial appeal that the rest
of the schools don’t – a combi-
nation of blue-blood tradition,
hefty playing time and a chance
to play within the same state as
his younger brother, Nick, who
plays at Wichita State University.
Coach Bill Self routinely puts
players in the NBA draft, and the
recent rise of sure-to-be top-5
pick in Ben McLemore couldn’t
have come at a better time.
When it comes to landing former
players in the NBA draft, howev-
er, Self falls behind considerably
– especially in the lottery. Self ’s
ability to coach and improve
players is more important to me,
but that’s a whole different con-
versation. To Wiggins, he gets
an elite college basketball coach
either way with those two.
As Jayhawk fans, we’ve seen
what one-and-done players can
do to a promising college bas-
ketball season, and don’t worry;
I won’t go into the gory details.
Wiggins is different. No one
thought Xavier Henry or Josh
Selby was a future game-changer
in the NBA — Wiggins is. He
has now dragged his recruit-
ment out into late April, and the
longer he waits, the more obses-
sive “hoop crazies,” like myself,
become over his decision.
Four schools is a small list,
but it’s one that features a ton of
competition for the Jayhawks.
Can we out blue-blood the Tar
Heels? Does UK have too much
talent for one basketball to go
around? And my biggest con-
cern: Can we out-pitch Wiggins’
parents about where to go to col-
lege for one year? The only one
who knows any of these answers
is Wiggins, and we all must
anxiously await a final decision
from a once-in-a-lifetime type
Roque is a senior majoring in jour-
nalism from Overland Park
By Stéphane Roque
This veggie burger tastes a little off.
it needs a little more pepper and a lot
The defnition of classy: throwing up
off the balcony of abe and Jake’s at the
pharmacy school formal.
as a Topeka kid: Topeka’s kind of
lame. Why do you think i moved to
You know it’s summer in lawrence
when all of the townies start wearing
We value grades over everything. and
when teachers don’t test concept, you
have a lot of cheaters with good grades
who know nothing. myself included.
Spring time, shorts time. girls look
sexier, guys look more awkward.
Suns out, buns out.
The ghost of naismith? i would rather
believe it is the angel of naismith that
does good, not bad.
Boys that march in frat packs around
campus — i dare you to walk alone. i
What’s even wrong with hashtags?
Don’t you mean you “jayhawked” in
front of that cop?
anyone who says chivalry is dead can
suck it. i’ve had four different guys open
three different doors for me in the last
if you are studying by yourself,
don’t sit at the big group study tables.
Sincerely, unselfsh people.
okay people, stop saying spring has
sprung. You’re jinxing it!
aw yes! Sundresses all over campus. i
for one could not be any happier.
i actually used one of the phone
charging stations today. Thanks for
it would appear that legging have
been traded for 80s mom shorts, aka
Just saw a guy put his cigarette butt
into a bush, when there was a place for
it two feet away... really?
Yes, i’m in a frat. Yes, i wear
sunglasses. Why? cuZ iT’S BrighT
Judging your professors for bringing
their kids to class? clearly, they’re not
babies in halloween costumes. That’s
i see your boots are from the Buckle.
You must be such a cowgirl.
i’m trying to read my textbook, but
i keep getting distracted by my own
FFa submissions are getting hostile.
Show some love Ku!
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013 PAgE 5
Because the stars
know things we don’t.
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is an 8
invest in household items and
clean up your place. obligations
nag you, but you find great satis-
faction when they're complete. Get
into action rather than worrying.
put on some great music.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 9
your romantic luck holds. rely
on your experience and take
advantage of favorable winds to
advance. invest in home, family,
friends, land and real estate. push
the creative envelope as you follow
gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 7
mind and heart unite, even in the
face of less-than-perfect condi-
tions. the steps you take, one at a
time, open new doors. sweeten the
moment with honey or the company
of a loved one.
cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 9
Adapt to sudden changes and
breakthroughs at work. Everything
falls together in the end. Balance
your professional life with what's
best for your home and family. it's
a good time to sell.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is an 8
use this time to regroup finan-
cially. there's lots of money coming
in the long run, but don't throw it
around. you have what you need.
Handle miscommunications imme-
diately. spend time outdoors.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 9
Learn about a subject that's
outside your experience. Listen to
your team. Gather up something
that will get more valuable. stick
to your schedule. A startling
revelation shifts what you thought
Libra (Sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is an 8
Fill your heart with love and at-
tention from friends. then go for
what you want, despite challenges
(or thanks to them). turn up the
volume and rock out. you don't
have to spend a lot.
Scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is a 9
your credit rating is going up.
invest in your career, and follow a
dream. Edge out a competitor with
quality. you continue to advance,
effortlessly. A friend offers support.
save up for a rainy day.
Sagittarius (nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Let your partner speak, and listen
carefully. Cash flow is positive,
so get practical and improve your
living conditions with color and
comfort. streamline routines and
practices. others appreciate the
capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 9
Conditions improve noticeably,
and you've got the power. use it
to lighten your load. delegate to a
partner who is happy to contribute.
Explore your own neighborhood,
and take the long view. make excit-
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8
investigate a fascinating pos-
sibility. Get a good recommenda-
tion, make connections and line
up resources you need. share
expenses. take care of someone
who needs it, with gentle patience.
Let your love out.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 9
Accept all the help you can get.
Listen and learn from a perfection-
ist. test new waters at work. think
of it as a game. Avoid a potentially
explosive situation. you're gaining
Summer’s right around the
corner, and you know what that
means: new music as well as the
annual music festival Kanrocksas.
Here’s what to look forward to as
you enjoy your break:
DannY Brown – olD
Rapper Danny Brown was rela-
tively unknown until he released
his 2011 album “XXX,” then he
burst onto the scene and had the
honor of being on XXL magazine’s
2012 freshman list. It’s been two
years since Brown’s last album,
but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t
released any music. With several
stellar singles already released like
“Jealousy,” “Old” is looking to be a
great album. Look for it to release
late in the summer.
Daft Punk – ranDom access
The robots are back with their
fourth studio album. Little was
known about whether a new Daft
Punk album was coming soon
or not, then a few weeks ago
during Saturday Night Live, an
advertisement was shown featur-
ing Daft Punk along with Pharrell
Williams and Nile Rodgers per-
forming their new single “Get
Lucky.” The ad served as the offi-
cial announcement of Daft Punk’s
new album. Celebrate the end of
the semester and the beginning
of the summer, as this project is
expected to be released May 17.
schoolBoY Q - oxYmoron
One-fourth of rap group Black
Hippy, Schoolboy Q is aiming
to release his third album some-
time this summer. Early last year,
Schoolboy Q released his second
album “Habits & Contradictions,”
which was met with great reviews
as he garnered quite the fan
base. A year and a half later,
Q plans on releasing his third
album, “Oxymoron.” Oxymoron
is expected to have guest features
from fellow Black Hippy mem-
bers (Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul
and Jay Rock) as well as from the
aforementioned Danny Brown.
Every year, music fans in
Kansas and surrounding states are
excited for Kanrocksas. This year’s
Kanrocksas is looking like it might
be the best one yet, with acts like
Fun, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kendrick
Lamar, Danny Brown, MGMT,
Miguel and Passion Pit. The festi-
val will take place June 28 and 29
at the Kansas Speedway. Tickets
are still available. For more infor-
mation, visit kanrocksas.com.
— edited by Jordan wisdom
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LOS ANGELES — Speculation
has been swirling recently that
when Alex Trebek’s contract is
up in 2016, the long-running
host of “Jeopardy” will finally
But don’t say that to Alex
on my retirement and I don’t
know why,” Trebek told the
Los Angeles Times. “It’s silly.
Somebody asked me if I’ve
given any thoughts to retiring.
Well, yes, I’ve given thoughts
to retiring, for crying out loud.
I’ve been doing the show for
29 years. Why wouldn’t I think
about retiring? Everybody
assumes from my having said
that, that he’s retiring. Well, no.
I’ve been thinking about it. So
allow me to think about it.”
Reports recently speculated
that Trebek would be stepping
down at the end of the 2015-
2016 season, when the host will
be 76 years old. But according to
Trebek, who is just 72 now, he’s
still enjoying the job and won’t
decide to quit until he feels he
can’t do it anymore. And when
that time comes, don’t expect
much of a heads-up.
“It’ll probably happen very
quickly,” he said. “There won’t
be any fanfare. It’ll be like the
time I shaved my mustache on
a whim. I’ll just ask the director
to leave me 20 or 30 seconds at
the end of the program to say
a few words and I’ll say a few
words and thank people and be
on my way.”
Trebek professes to be com-
pletely uninterested in the kind
of long goodbyes that Johnny
Carson or Regis Philbin had
when they stepped down.
“This isn’t the Alex Trebek
farewell tour,” he said. “It’s no
As for who would or should
replace him? Though Matt
Lauer and Anderson Cooper
have been mentioned as possible
replacements, Trebek is keeping
out of it.
“It could be anybody,” he said.
“Could be a woman. I don’t con-
cern myself with that because
that is not a decision I will be
However, he isn’t completely
dismissive of his three decades
on the air or how synony-
mous he has become with the
“I hope I’ll be hard to replace.
That would be a good thing for
my legacy. But anybody can be
replaced. I can be replaced.”
Kosovo Albanian doctor Lutf Dervishi, center, fanked by defense councils, sits in a court room in Pristina, Kosovo, yesterday. A Kosovo court has found two ethnic Albanians
guilty of human traffcking and organized crime in a highly publicized trial against seven people suspected of running an international organ traffcking ring. A panel of two
European Union and one Kosovo judges sentenced Lutf Dervishi to eight years in prison and his son Arban Dervishi to seven years and three months in prison for extracting
kidneys from poor donors who were lured by fnancial promises.
Illegal organ traffcking ring exposed
rumors of retiring
PRISTINA, Kosovo — A court
in Kosovo found two citizens guilty
of human trafficking and organized
crime Monday in a major trial
against seven people suspected of
running an international organ
trafficking ring that took kidneys
from poor donors lured by finan-
A panel of two European Union
judges and one Kosovo judge sen-
tenced urologist Lutfi Dervishi to
eight years in prison and his son
Arban Dervishi to seven years and
three months. Both also received
fines, while Lutfi Dervishi was
barred from practicing urology for
A third defendant, Sokol Hajdini,
was sentenced to three years in jail
for causing grievous bodily harm.
Two others received suspended
sentences, while two were freed.
The defendants can appeal the
verdicts and they are not kept in
Organ transplantation is illegal
in Kosovo’s private clinics. It is
also rare in public health facilities
because of poor conditions.
The trial began in December
2011 and included more than
100 witnesses. All the donors and
recipients were foreign nationals.
Seven donors who testified
were from Israel, Russia, Ukraine,
Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey.
They described how they were
flown into Kosovo from Istanbul
and then quickly wheeled into sur-
gery in a medical facility named
“Medicus” on the outskirts of
Kosovo’s capital, Pristina.
The victims were promised
$10,000 to $12,000 in return for
their kidneys, but many said they
were never paid.
The donors’ kidneys were
removed for transplantation into
people who paid up to 130,000
euros for the procedure. The recip-
ients were mostly wealthy patients
from places such as Israel, Poland,
Canada, the U.S. and Germany.
The court ordered that Lutfi and
Arban Dervishi pay partial com-
pensation of 15,000 euros to each
of the seven victims who testi-
fied during the proceedings. The
victims may later seek additional
compensation in court, the panel
said in its reasoning.
At least 24 kidney transplants,
involving 48 donors and recipients,
were carried out between 2008 and
2009, the period the case covered.
The donors “were alone, did
not speak the language, uncertain
of what they were doing and had
no one to protect their interest,”
the court’s reasoning read. “Some
donors had severe second thoughts
at the clinic, but were given no
opportunity to back out and were
psychologically pressured into
going forward with the surgery.”
Most of the names of donors
and recipients were traced through
documents seized during a police
raid into the clinic in 2008 acting
to verify a statement by a Turkish
man that his kidney was removed.
The man caught police’s attention
when he collapsed at the Pristina
The defendants are believed to
have profited $1 million from the
“In every sense this was the cruel
harvest of the poor and weak in our
society,” Jonathan Ratel, a Canadian
prosecutor who brought the charg-
es as part of European Union’s rule
of law mission in Kosovo, said after
He alleged that the sole motive of
the defendants was “obscene profit
and human greed.” But the defen-
dants claimed they were not guilty,
arguing that the donors came to
Kosovo voluntarily and that the
surgeries saved lives.
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It covers an entire city block
of New York’s Fifth Avenue, a
Dover marble and bronze citadel
of consumption at its most con-
spicuous. Bergdorf Goodman is
shopping at its highest end, a fash-
ion arbiter at the oh-so-exclusive
retail level, the capital of aspira-
tional America. From its exquisite
designer salons to its ornate street
level windows, ornate expressions
of consumerism as public art, it is
a monument, in its own way, to
the American Dream.
“Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf ’s”
is a love letter to this New York
institution, a celebration of its
place within the fashion food
chain and those designers who
know that when they’ve been
accepted there, their fortune is
Filmmaker Matthew Miele has
made a worshipful, often playful
documentary about the history,
the people, the couture and the
class of this worldwide icon of
Designers from Lagerfeld to
Mizrahi, Wu to Vera Wang sing its
praises and recall the rituals they
endured and the wheeling and
dealing that went on to get their
foot in the door there, winning
the acceptance of fashion director
Snippy personal shopper Betty
Halbreich keeps an eyebrow ever-
raised at whatever is you’re wear-
ing when you arrive, knowing
she’ll send you back out the door
poorer but stylish.
We hear about the Christmas
Eve back in the ‘70s when John
Lennon and Yoko Ono dropped
$400,000 (in ‘70s dollars) on furs
in a single night.
The characters — heirs and
managers and shoppers and
celebrity fans (Joan Rivers, Susan
Lucci) and designers (the Olsen
twins among them) — may be
overly coiffed and coutured. But
they’re never caricatures.
Wherever this store sits in the
retail hierarchy, there’s nothing
extreme and little that’s biting or
funny in the way director Matthew
Miele presents it. Despite inven-
tive ways of showing the history,
it’s a dry wallow in high fashion
lacking the drama, wit or bitchi-
ness of the Anna Wintour docu-
mentary “The September Issue.”
Here is Bergdorf ’s, “Scatter
My Ashes” says. “Look upon it
in wonder.” And we do, even if
we wish the tone was more Joan
Rivers and less Miss Manners.
LOS ANGELES — Concert
giant AEG Live failed in its duty
to properly investigate the doc-
tor who treated Michael Jackson
because it was concerned about its
own fortunes, an attorney for the
singer’s mother told a jury Monday
“His stirring voice, his musical
genius, his creativity and his gener-
osity and his huge heart was extin-
guished forever,” attorney Brian
Panish said in opening statements
of a civil lawsuit filed over Jackson’s
June 2009 death. Katherine Jackson
is suing AEG claiming it failed
to properly investigate the doc-
tor convicted of involuntary man-
slaughter over Jackson’s death.
“You’re going to hear the whole
story about what happened in the
death of Michael Jackson,” Panish
Panish made his remarks in an
opening presentation filled with
slides detailing the case against
AEG, which was promoting
Jackson’s planned comeback con-
certs, “This Is It.”
Jackson’s mother, brother Randy
and sister Rebbie sat in the front
row of the courtroom as Panish
detailed aspects of Jackson’s life.
An attorney for AEG is expected
to begin addressing the panel later
Millions, and possibly billions,
of dollars are at stake. A jury of six
men and six women will determine
any damage award.
Katherine Jackson sued the com-
pany in September 2010, claiming it
failed to properly investigate former
physician Conrad Murray before
allowing him to serve as Jackson’s
tour doctor. She is also suing on
behalf of her son’s three children,
Prince, Paris and Blanket.
AEG denies it hired Murray and
its attorneys have said they could
not have foreseen the circumstanc-
es that led to Jackson’s death at
age 50. A jury convicted Murray
of giving Jackson a fatal dose of
the anesthetic propofol in 2011.
The hospital-grade anesthetic was
being administered as a sleep aid.
Panish told jurors they would
be putting together a puzzle, with
three pieces being Jackson, Murray
and AEG Live.
He told the panel that Jackson
suffered from addiction to pre-
scription medications and Demerol
at times during his life, and the
problem increased when he was
keeping up a rigorous schedule.
Panish cited a 1984 accident that
injured Jackson during a Pepsi
commercial suit as causing the
singer tremendous physical pain
throughout his life.
“Over the years Michael fam-
ily’s and people who knew him
believed he had a problem with
prescription medication,” Panish
told jurors. He said the only group
that would claim they didn’t know
about Jackson’s addiction issues
were AEG and its executives.
The lawyer showed a brief clip
of Jackson rehearing for the “This
Is It” shows and a clip of the sing-
er dancing in the early stages of
his presentation. He also showed
footage of 1999 show in Munich
in which Jackson was performing
when a bridge dropped 50 feet
with the singer on it. Despite pain,
Jackson continued performing,
Panish said Jackson turned to
Demerol to relieve his pain.
Panish also detailed Murray’s
money problems, including an
impending foreclosure and other
debts. AEG also had issues as well,
the lawyer told jurors, saying the
company was feeling intense pres-
sure from concert promoter Live
He said AEG saw the Jackson
shows as a way to make a lot of
money and better compete with
He said the company was so
concerned with getting Jackson to
perform, “They didn’t care who got
lost in the wash.”
Jurors listened intently to
Panish’s presentation, and a couple
nodded their head as the attorney
detailed Jackson’s achievements,
including his Super Bowl appear-
ances, successful concert tours and
Panish also showed jurors sever-
al emails between key AEG execu-
tives discussing Jackson’s condition
in the months before his death.
The lawyer displayed a March
2009 email before a press confer-
ence featuring Jackson, in which
AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips
wrote to the former CEO of AEG’S
parent company, Tim Leiweke, that
Jackson was drunk and refusing to
“This is the scariest thing I have
ever seen,” Phillips wrote Lieweke.
“He is an emotionally paralyzed
mess riddled with self-loathing and
doubt now that it’s show time. He’s
scared to death.”
Panish said Jackson’s behavior
was just one of several warning
signs that the company ignored
before MJ’s death.
Jackson’s mother and his two
oldest children, Prince and Paris,
are listed as possible witnesses. An
AEG attorney said Monday that the
company intends to call Murray as
Murray did not testify at his
Panish told jurors they would
have to determine who was respon-
sible for Jackson’s death.
“Michael paid the ultimate price.
He died,” Panish said. “Michael has
CHICAGO — Anyone with a
cellphone and a laptop can make
a Web series. But it’s tough to pull
of something that looks profes-
sionally made. Not when there’s
barely any money involved. Tere
is a huge opportunity here for in-
die flmmakers, especially those
inventive enough to shoot great-
looking videos on nonexistent
step in and
make a name
are as sharply
“Kam Kardashian,” a satire of
pop culture and minority status
as seen through the eyes of hard-
drinking, hair-brained schemers.
It began its second season this
month at kamkardashian.com.
Filmmaker Ryan Logan and
theater actor Fawzia Mirza (who
stars) created the series last year,
centering the action on a fctional
long-lost lesbian Kardashian sis-
ter who has been “cut of, kicked
out and lef to fend for herself ” —
banished to Chicago and relegated
to black-sheep status.
Tat’s a ripe premise. Mirza cre-
ated the character for an audition,
and the idea took on a life of its
own. (She and Logan are also the
“I have about four diferent lay-
ers of minority status,” Mirza said.
“I’m queer, I’m Muslim, I’m Paki-
stani, and I’m a woman. I’ve spent
my life trying to insert myself into
the majority. And, like them or
not, one of the greatest majorities
in pop culture right now are the
Logan and Mirza have been
smart enough to develop a narra-
tive that credibly exists indepen-
dent of the Us Weekly wormhole
where the Kardashians typically
exist. Tis character is bitter and
sardonic. She’s a mess. And she’s
that famous last
for a brief tag
at the end, the
avoid the mis-
take of casting
actors to play
r e c og ni z abl e
would kill the il-
lusion. Mirza really looks like she
could pass for a Kardashian.
“I’m someone who looks a cer-
tain way,” she said. “Am I the most
TV-friendly looking person? No.
And my castability in Chicago is
limited. Tis was about, let’s cre-
ate our own stuf and tell our own
stories, and cast people who look
real and who are funny.”
According to Logan, the frst
season was made with no bud-
get at all. Tey raised $5,000 on
Kickstarter for the second season
(which they shot in February), but
even that is a negligible sum.
“Ryan Logan is basically a
house, so he does all the work,”
“A lot of people might think,
‘You’re making a Web series, so
make as simple as possible,’” Lo-
gan said. “But you’re putting your
name out there. We want to show
people what we can do. If some-
thing looks too videolike, we try
to change it, because we want it to
Tat TV-ready gloss makes a
big diference in terms of watch-
ability. It’s performed and edited
with a real instinct for comedic
timing. You’re not distracted by
second-rate production values. It’s
the kind of work that should get
Mirza and Logan noticed outside
Chicago. Someone should throw a
little money at this team and give
them a bigger platform. Te cross-
over potential is substantial.
Tere’s a real confdence at work
in the series that’s evident from the
start (the frst episode, called “Te
Gay One,” features Kam knocking
back shots of whiskey and rant-
ing to an unseen bartender), but
it wasn’t until Episode 3 that the
series found its voice with the ad-
dition of Inboden. At its best, the
show is like a latter-day version of
“Laverne & Shirley.”
Te Kardashians themselves
have not acknowledged the series.
“But wouldn’t that be great if
they did?” Mirza said. “It def-
nitely falls under parody, so if I
did get a letter from them I would
be a little nervous, but I’m sure I
would be able to fnd an attorney
who would love to take on the case
because it would be fantastic and
absurd. But one of the things Ryan
and I strive for is, I don’t want this
to be mean. Tere’s so much mean
comedy out there. Tat’s not our
intention. It’s too easy to mock the
Kardashians. I’d rather Kam take
the brunt of the jokes.”
New episodes of “Kam Kar-
dashian” are posted every Wednes-
Michael Jackson’s mother
sues concert company
Randy Jackson and Rebbie Jackson, background right, brother and sister of late pop star Michael Jackson, arrive at a court-
house for Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit against concert giant AEG Live in Los Angeles yesterday. An attorney for Michael Jackson’s
mother says AEG Live owed it to the pop superstar to properly investigate the doctor held criminally responsible for his death.
Man detained for unfushed toilet
Pop culture parody web series
delivers high-quality humor
Movie celebrates iconic store
PHILADELPHIA — A passen-
ger who flew from Philadelphia
to San Francisco was detained on
arrival by federal agents after a
vindictive flight attendant claimed
he had not flushed a lavatory toilet,
according to a federal suit.
The suit, which seeks $500,000 in
damages, was filed last week in the
Northern District of California.
Salvatore Bevivino, 52, a business
manager for Genentech, boarded
a Virgin America flight on April
28, 2012. After the plane reached
cruising altitude over Indiana, he
pushed the call button and asked
for a soda.
According to the suit, a male
attendant told Bevivino that if he
wanted a drink he would have
to use a computer touch screen
installed on the back of the seat.
When another attendant passed
a minute later, Bevivino made
the request for a second time and
asked why they couldn’t deliver
a drink like other airlines. After
Bevivino said he would contact
Virgin America a third attendant
brought him the soda.
The aircraft landed at San
Francisco International. But as
Bevivino began to disembark he
was pulled aside by the plane’s cap-
tain “as a person of suspicion.”
Bevivino said he had no idea
why he was detained. Initially he
believed that his Italian complex-
ion may have caused him to be
mistaken for someone from the
Then the pilot asked him why
he’d been yelling obscenities at his
crew. And added that he’d left the
The pilot then asked a half-doz-
en uniformed police, FBI and TSA
agents to remove Bevivino.
According to a police report, a
flight attendant told an investigator
that Bevivino had gone to the rest-
room after asking for the drink:
“(He) came back out with a smile
on his face and began using pro-
fanities. (Name redacted) passed by
the restroom and saw that Bevivino
left the door open and did not flush
The police report notes the cap-
tain didn’t believe he or his flight
crew ever felt threatened.
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mean. There’s so much
mean comedy out there.
That’s not our intention.”
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PASADENA, Calif. — Fashion’s
perpetually childlike Betsey
Johnson has known the dizzy-
ing peaks of popularity and the
wretched valleys of despair. Yet the
designer, who set fashion trends for
more than 40 years, is rising again
with her own reality show, “XOX
Betsey Johnson,” premiering May
12 on the Style Channel.
Known for her Pippi
Longstocking hair, her over-the-
top designs and kooky vivacity,
Johnson shares the camera with
her daughter, Lulu, in an intimate
look at her work and their mother-
saw her empire
— including 63
retail stores —
slip into bank-
ruptcy last year.
But she remains
unbowed as the creative director
for her brand, specializing in acces-
sories, swim wear, a dress collec-
tion and soon an aerobic line.
“I didn’t ever want to do a reality
show that came into my personal
life because I need my separate,
personal, alone downtime,” she
says, jangling five bracelets on each
wrist and slipping on a crocheted
sweater over her ruffled pink bust-
ier and black pedal pushers.
“But I was very excited about
a realty show that would show —
especially my fans — what I do in
fashion. Then Lulu, in the last year,
has been about the changes she’s
going through. We’re both still in a
very changing place and it’s been a
fascinating eight months of record-
ing our lives.”
And what a life she’s had.
Johnson never wanted to be a fash-
ion designer. “That was the last
thing,” she says, “because I grew
up learning from my mother and
the neighbor how to sew. I loved
making things and sewing and
artsy-craftsy, Girl-Scouty things ...
I never took a fashion course. It’s
the perfect category for me now
because it involves showtime and
artsy stuff, and I’ve been designing
prints and creating prints. That’s
very ‘art school.’ It was art and
knowing how to sew and growing
up in leotards in dancing school
— costumes that fascinated me,”
The middle child of three from
Connecticut, she admits that she
was always a bit hyper. “You’re born
with different energies and what-
ever. I’ve always had this good but
bad drive. I don’t love it. Because
it’s living in a world of kind of
like panic and worry. Worry warts,
worry warts. You
want to be liked,
so you worry.
I’m a worrier,
and I have a lot
of energy and I
like to do things.
Lulu wakes up
wake up, ‘OK, what am I going
to do? Where am I going today?
‘What is the duh, duh, duh?’ So I
wake up kind of anxious, in a way.
I love deadlines. I’m good with
deadlines. When I was a little girl
in dancing school I got the disci-
What she didn’t get was the mar-
riage part. Johnson, 70, has been
married three times. Lulu’s father
was not one of them.
“I just was incredibly in love and
optimistic and went for it. In terms
of paperwork, my first husband,
pssssst, he didn’t care. It’s over, it’s
over. My second and third, it was
difficult. The third was really dif-
ficult because he was such a brain
child. And the second one died. We
met, we married and divorced in
three months. My private life gets
kind of mixed up. That’s why my
work comes along and directs me
and saves me and grounds me and
keeps me going.”
In spite of her optimism, she
does have regrets. “I wouldn’t have
had such a long-distance relation-
ship with my last husband. Soon as
we got married and lived together
for three weeks, we were divorc-
ing. We never got the opportunity
to live together. I was in New York
and he was a computer guy so he
had his own company in London,
then he was in Palo Alto, and he
had ex-wives and the kids out
there. And he loved San Francisco
and I didn’t.”
Her career began when she
won a design contest fostered by
Mademoiselle Magazine. The win
swept her to London.
“That was the summer of ‘64,
mods, rockers, Beatles, Rolling
Stones. Everyone was just on the
verge. The ’60s came from London
and it was just like spring begin-
ning to pop. And Mary Quant
and Biba. And the women at
Mademoiselle were extraordinary,
wonderful women. I was there for
my guest editorship and we stayed
at the all-girls’ — no men allowed
— Barbizon Hotel. It was a whirl-
wind and we worked on the college
“But I couldn’t pay my rent. After
the Barbizon I lived in a five-story
walkup under the Brooklyn Bridge.
And I thought, ‘What can I do to
make more money?’”
What she did was design a T-shit
made of crocheted material topped
with a velvet ribbon. Everyone was
surprised when mail orders began
pouring in. “I had to go home
every night and make four of them
and on the weekend had to make
10 of them. After 300 yards of fab-
ric, I was done. ... I liked doing that,
then I realized maybe I’ll do my
four of five favorite T-shirts and
T-shirt, flippy, mini things. I make
a little drawing. It was very logical.
Betsey Johnson stars in reality show
Designer Betsey Johnson heads up her own reality show, premiering on the style Channel May 12.
“... i was very excited about
a reality show that would
show — especially my fans
— what i do in fashion.”
WASHINGTON — President
Barack Obama joked Saturday
that the years are catching up to
him and he’s not “the strapping
young Muslim socialist” he used
Obama poked fun at himself
as well as some of his political
adversaries during the annual
White House Correspondents’
Association dinner attended
by politicians, members of the
media and Hollywood celebri-
Entering to the rap track “All
I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled,
Obama joked about how re-elec-
tion would allow him to unleash
a radical agenda. But then he
showed a picture of himself golf-
ing on a mock magazine cover of
“I’m not the strapping young
Muslim Socialist that I used to
be,” the president remarked, and
then recounted his recent 2-for-
22 basketball shooting perfor-
mance at the White House Easter
But Obama’s most dramatic
shift for the next four years
appeared to be aesthetic. He pre-
sented a montage of shots featur-
ing him with bangs similar to
those sometimes sported by his
“So we borrowed one of
Michelle’s tricks,” Obama said. “I
thought this looked pretty good,
but no bounce.”
Obama closed by noting
the nation’s recent tragedies in
Massachusetts and Texas, prais-
ing Americans of all stripes from
first responders to local journal-
ists for serving the public good.
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brooklyn pulls away in fnal
minutes, defeating Chicago
Openly gay athlete breaks down barrier
NEW YORK — Brook Lopez had
28 points and 10 rebounds, Deron
Williams added 23 points and 10
assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat
Chicago 110-91 on Monday night,
cutting the Bulls’ lead to 3-2 in
their first-round playoff series.
Andray Blatche scored 10 of his
13 points in the fourth quarter and
Gerald Wallace had consecutive
baskets down the stretch as the
Nets finally pulled away in a game
they led most of the way, but never
by too much.
Two days after rallying for a 142-
134 triple-overtime victory, the
Bulls were outscored 15-1 down
the stretch and failed to set up a
second-round series with Miami.
Instead they will host Game 6 on
Nate Robinson had 20 points
and eight assists starting in place
of point guard Kirk Hinrich, who
bruised his left calf in Saturday’s
Robinson scored 29 of his 34
points after the third quarter
Saturday in a game the Nets led by
14 late in regulation. Coming off his
big game and agitating to oppos-
ing fans even when he’s struggling,
Robinson was loudly booed during
introductions, and each time he
touched the ball early on.
He made a jumper with 4:17
remaining to cut Brooklyn’s lead
to 95-90, but there would be no
charge this time. Lopez converted
a three-point play, and after a free
throw by Jimmy Butler, Wallace
nailed a 3-pointer, then came up
with a steal and dunk to give the
Nets a 103-91 advantage with 2
minutes to go.
The Nets finished it off with
ease, extending their first season in
Brooklyn. They would host a Game
7 here on Saturday.
Only eight NBA teams have
overcome a 3-1 deficit, but the Nets
remained confident after Saturday’s
collapse, feeling they had outplayed
the Bulls for long stretches during
the series. They have led by double
digits in four of the five games.
But they need two more wins
against a Bulls franchise that is
12-0 all-time when holding a 3-1
The Nets ran off seven straight
points late in the first quarter, five
from Lopez, to turn a 17-17 tie into
a 24-17 lead.
Brooklyn got eight second-quar-
ter points from Kris Humphries,
then opened its biggest lead when
Johnson and Gerald Wallace made
consecutive 3-pointers before
Lopez made two free throws to
make it 50-40. The Nets led 52-44
at the break.
The Nets had the lead into dou-
ble digits a few times in the third
quarter but never built on it. The
Bulls were back within four by the
end of the period after making 11
of 16 shots (69 percent).
brooklyn nets forward Reggie Evans dunks in the frst half of Game 5 of their frst-round nba basketball playoff series against
the Chicago bulls yesterday in new York.
new York Yankees centerfelder brett Gardner cannot catch a ball hit for a single by Houston astros’ Jose altuve during the
seventh inning of a baseball game yesterday at Yankee Stadium in new York.
After four-game sweep,
Astros crush Yankees 9-1
NEW YORK — Carlos
Corporan homered among his
four hits and drove in four runs,
Brandon Barnes three hits and
three RBIs, and the Houston
Astros fit comfortably into the
role of a slugging American
League squad Monday night in
a 9-1 romp over the New York
In their first game in the Bronx
as an AL team, the Astros pep-
pered Andy Pettitte for 10 hits
and seven runs, both season highs
for the lefty. Barnes and Corporan
had two-run doubles and Barnes
added an RBI single and a double.
Barnes and Corporan each set
career highs for hits and RBIs.
Houston bounced back from
a four-game sweep in Boston
with an enthusiastic win over the
Yankees, who had just taken four
straight from Toronto.
The Astros had 17 hits in
improving the AL’s worst record
to 8-18 and scored its first five
runs with two outs.
Lucas Harrell (3-2) kept New
York grounded. The Yankees
did not hit the ball in the air
against the sinkerballer until
Brett Gardner blooped a single
to left field with one out in the
sixth — eliciting a mock cheer
from those that remained from
the announced crowd of 34,262
on a dank night. Harrell got 14
groundball outs, and he induced
three double plays in the first four
In 6 1-3 innings, the right-
hander gave up eight hits, hit a
batter and walked one. He struck
out four and had one fly out.
Harrell has allowed two runs or
fewer in five of his six starts.
The youngest roster in the
majors, checking in at 27 years,
224 days, beat the oldest in base-
ball at 31 years, 155 days, accord-
ing to STATS, for just the second
time in 10 matchups all-time. In
their only other win, six Astros
combined on a no-hitter at Yankee
Stadium in 2003.
Pitching against the only
other team he ever played for
and working with rookie catcher
Austin Romine for the first time,
Pettitte (3-2) looked uncomfort-
able throughout. He frequently
adjusted his uniform, at times
pitched from the stretch with no
one on base and even once had to
wave several times to get Romine’s
attention when he wanted a new
Pettitte got two quick outs
to start but then gave up three
straight hits, including an RBI
single to Carlos Pena, a walk
and then a two-run double to
Barnes hit his two-out, two-run
double in the fourth to make it
5-0. The Astros chased Pettitte,
who briskly walked off the field,
after Ronny Cedeno doubled to
put runners on second and third
with one out.
Adam Warren came on and
threw a wild pitch to score a run.
Then when Corporan connected
for his first of the year four pitches
later, a two-run shot that right
fielder Brennan Boesch barely
moved on, a fan in a nearly silent
Yankee Stadium shouted “mercy
rule,” eliciting laughter. Barnes
drove in one more in the fifth
with a single to make it 9-0.
Pettitte yielded his most hits
since Sept. 24, 2010, against
Boston. It’s also the most runs
since the Red Sox scored seven in
Vernon Wells had an RBI single
on a sharp grounder to right field
off Harrell in the sixth.
NEW YORK — By coming
out as gay while still an active
NBA player, Jason Collins breaks
one of the last remaining barri-
ers for gays and lesbians in era of
constant political gains and ever-
growing public acceptance.
In most other realms of pub-
lic life — including the military,
Congress, the corporate board-
room — gays have been tak-
ing their place as equals. Until
Monday, however, no male athlete
had come out as gay while still an
active player on any team in the
four major North American pro
“Today’s announcement again
shows that gay Americans are our
teachers, police officers, nurses,
lawyers and even our professional
athletes,” said the president of the
largest national gay-rights group,
Chad Griffin of the Human Rights
“We contribute to every aspect
of our American community and
deserve the same equal rights as
every American,” he said.
Beyond sports, the most dra-
matic barometer of shifting atti-
tudes has been public opinion
on same-sex marriage. The latest
Gallup Poll on that issue pegged
national support at 53 percent, up
nearly twofold from 27 percent
That change has been reflected
in the political arena.
With a key vote in the state
Senate last week, Rhode Island
put itself on track to become the
10th state to legalize same-sex
marriage. Bills proposing to take
the same step are pending in
Minnesota, Delaware and Illinois.
Gay-rights supporters hope
the trend will be reflected in rul-
ings by the U.S. Supreme Court,
expected in June, on whether the
federal government should recog-
nize same-sex marriages and on
whether a ban on such marriages
in California should be struck
Pollsters say there are two main
reasons many Americans who for-
merly opposed gay marriage are
now supporting it. Many say it’s
because they know someone who
is gay — a family member, friend
or acquaintance — while others
say their views evolved as they
thought more about the issue.
Public opinion also played a
role in the 2011 repeal of the
“don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that
had barred gays and lesbians from
serving openly in the military. By
the time that top military com-
manders and most members of
Congress joined the repeal band-
wagon, a majority of the public
already was supporting a change
in the policy.
In Congress, there are now a
record seven openly gay or bisexu-
al members, including Wisconsin
Democrat Tammy Baldwin, the
first openly gay U.S. senator, and
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., who
is raising a son with his part-
ner. Sympathetic gay characters
abound on popular TV shows, in
films and in comic books.
Rev. Al Sharpton, a leading
black civil rights activist, was
among those welcoming the
announcement by Collins.
“I call on others in the civil
rights community and the
African-American leadership of
all fields to embrace this develop-
ment,” Sharpton said. “We can’t
be custodians of intolerance and
freedom fighters at the same
“... gay americans are our
teachers, police offcers,
nurses, lawyers and even
our professional athletes.”
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Chiefs look to improve offense with draftees
he Kansas City Chiefs went into
the 2013 NFL Draft with a plan to
improve the offense. By accom-
plishing the plan, general manager John
Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid invest-
ed their first four draft picks on offensive
players, and rightfully so.
The Chiefs scored a league-low 17
offensive touchdowns and produced only
13.2 points per game last year. The Chiefs
also committed 37 turnovers on offense,
tying for first with the New York Jets and
Philadelphia Eagles for most giveaways.
Kansas City’s defense wasn’t perfect
in 2012, but it limited its opponents in
scoring in some games. Most notably, the
Chiefs stood up to the Baltimore Ravens,
Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts and
Denver Broncos in the second meeting.
However, the offense responded most
of the time by either turning the ball over
or going three-and-outs rather than scor-
If Kansas City’s offense rewards its
defense by securing the football and get-
ting to the end zone more, the team will
be more competitive in 2013.
The Chiefs drafted offensive tackle Eric
Fisher, tight end Travis Kelce and running
back Knile Davis with their first three
picks they kept this past weekend and
traded away their second-round pick to
San Francisco for quarterback Alex Smith
earlier this season.
Fisher, taken with the No. 1 overall
pick, is a versatile offensive lineman and is
likely to replace Branden Albert on the left
side. Fisher also gives Smith better protec-
tion from his blind side, which allows him
to feel more comfortable in the pocket.
With Kelce on the roster, the Chiefs
have another option to consider at tight
end. Kelce had a breakout senior year
while playing at Cincinnati. He scored
eight touchdowns last season, which ranks
second among all tight ends in the nation
Tight end Anthony Fasano, who was
signed after spending the last five years
with the Miami Dolphins, gives the Chiefs
more to work with. But the draft pick is
likely due to Tony Moeaki’s quiet season
after suffering a knee injury from the year
before. If Moeaki continues to struggle,
the door for Kelce opens up and he could
be an impact player for the Chiefs.
With Reid’s offense being very pass-ori-
ented, Chiefs fans can expect Kelce to be
targeted a lot during his rookie campaign.
As for the running back position, the
Chiefs were seeking a reliable running
back to play behind Jamaal Charles. The
Chiefs saw Davis was on the board and
snagged him late in the third round.
Although he had a low-key 2012
season, Davis has a lot of potential. He
rushed for more than 1,300 yards with
13 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2010
and was named first-team All-SEC by the
Associated Press and second-team All-
SEC by the conference’s coaches.
However, a season-ending left ankle
injury prevented him from seeing the
1,000-yard mark again in college. He
decided to forego his last year of eligibil-
ity, and the Chiefs decided to give him an
If Davis returns to his 2010 form, he
can complement Charles and will be a big
asset to the offense.
Kansas City’s offense has some strong
pieces in Charles and wide receiver
Dwayne Bowe. Rather than selecting
another quarterback in the draft, the front
office constructed an offense and gave
Smith weapons to work with this season.
Moving forward, the veterans and rook-
ies on the Chiefs will work together in
organized team activities, training camp
and preseason games. This gives Reid
and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson
some time to get a good look at how the
players work together before kicking off
the regular season in Jacksonville on Sept.
With lots of talented players on the
team, the Chiefs have a chance to improve
from last place in the league. The Denver
Broncos still stand in the way as the top
team in the AFC West. But offensively,
the Chiefs will be better and will put more
points on the scoreboard this season to
help improve from last year’s two-win sea-
son and perhaps try to compete for a spot
in the playoffs in December.
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Braves end losing streak,
beating Nationals 3-2
Kansas football players invited
to attend NFL mini-camps
ATLANTA — Andrelton
Simmons hit a tiebreaking sacri-
fice fly in the seventh inning, then
made an eye-popping play to start
the ninth as the Atlanta Braves
beat the Washington Nationals 3-2
on Monday night and ended their
four-game losing streak.
Atlanta beat the Nationals for
the eighth straight time dating to
last season. The Braves swept three
games at Washington earlier this
Washington’s Stephen Strasburg
ended his career-worst streak of
losses in four straight starts. He
allowed two runs in six innings.
Ian Desmond off the ninth with
a slow grounder that Simmons
charged. The Atlanta shortstop
slipped as he fielded the ball and
fell on his backside, but somehow
fired a strike from the seat of his
pants that first baseman Freddie
Freeman caught his a big stretch.
Desmond was called out on a
close play, and disagreed with the
decision. Washington manager
Davey Johnson came out to argue
with umpire Tim Timmons.
Gerald Laird led off the Braves’
seventh with a walk from Tyler
Clippard (1-1). Laird moved up
on pinch-hitter Tyler Pastonicky’s
sacrifice bunt and was held at third
on Jordan Schafer’s single.
Simmons’ fly ball to right allowed
Laird to slide safely headfirst across
Jordan Walden (1-0) struck
out three in 1 2-3 hitless innings.
He replaced Julio Teheran, who
allowed 10 hits and two runs in 5
Eric O’Flaherty struck out two in
a perfect eighth and Craig Kimbrel
pitched the ninth for his ninth
Strasburg gave up six hits, walked
four and struck out eight. He looked
uncomfortable in the first inning
as his first pitch to Schafer sailed
to the backstop. Schafer walked,
stole second and scored on Justin
Upton’s soft single.
Freeman followed Upton’s hit
with a single to left field, but took
a wide turn around first and was
thrown out. Braves manager Fredi
Gonzalez argued the call with
Timmons at first base, and replays
indicated Freeman’s hand was on
the bag before he was tagged.
Former Braves star Chipper
Jones visited his former team-
mate and hunting buddy Adam
LaRoche, now the Nationals’ first
baseman, before the game. Jones,
who has said he has possible inter-
est in becoming a hitting coach,
watched video with LaRoche of
the slumping left-handed hitter’s
The video review with Jones must
have helped as LaRoche led off the
second inning with a single to snap
his 0-for-26 drought. LaRoche’s hit
started a string of four straight
singles, including run-scoring hits
by Chad Tracy and Kurt Suzuki, to
give Washington a 2-1 lead.
Freeman walked to lead off the
fourth, and singles by Dan Uggla
and Laird made it 2-all.
Washington’s Jayson Werth
crumpled to the ground after foul-
ing a ball off his left foot in the
eighth. He completed his at-bat —
a strikeout — and was replaced in
right field by Roger Bernadina in
the bottom of the inning.
ATLANTA — Josh Smith scored
29 points as the Atlanta Hawks
built a 17-point lead at halfime,
then withstood an Indiana come-
back the fnal two quarters to even
the series with a 102-91 victory in
Game 4 on Monday night.
Afer struggling much of the
second half, Smith made every big
play down the stretch. He swished
a rare 3-pointer, came up with an
ofensive rebound to set up a 3 by
Kyle Korver, then fnished of a fast
break with a right-handed dunk.
Paul George scored 18 of his 21
points in the second half as the Pac-
ers made a game of it but couldn’t
come back from a 57-40 defcit at
Tied at two wins apiece, the se-
ries returns to Indianapolis for
Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Korver added 19 points of the
bench, most of them coming on
his specialty: the 3-pointer. He
knocked down fve from outside
the arc, including the biggest one
with 2:33 remaining afer Al Hor-
ford threw up a wild shot that
missed. Smith snatched one of his
11 rebounds and spotted Korver
lurking all alone on the outside.
Horford chipped in with 18
Indiana was better ofensively
but still struggled to make shots,
fnishing at 38 percent on a 32-of-
84 performance. George came alive
afer halfime, connecting three
times from beyond the stripe, while
every other starter was in double
It wasn’t enough.
Te Hawks beat Indiana for the
13th straight time at Philips Arena,
a streak that dates to 2006. But the
Pacers can take solace with not
having to win in Atlanta, as long as
they take care of business on their
Ten again, Indiana must be
wondering how the series got to
this point afer the Pacers domi-
nated the frst two games in their
building, averaging 110 points and
a 16-point margin of victory.
Te Hawks turned the momen-
tum with a 90-69 blowout in Game
3, then did enough good things in
the frst half to get the series back
where it started as they return to
Te Pacers played with much
more efort than they did Saturday,
but it didn’t matter in the second
quarter. Not with the Hawks gun-
ning away from the outside — they
went 7 of 8 from 3-point range in
the period — and running the court
with so much abandon that coach
Larry Drew had to call a 20-second
timeout late in the frst half just
to allow his players to catch their
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg works against the Atlanta Braves during the frst inning of a baseball
game yesterday in Atlanta.
Hawks beat Indiana for 13th straight time
Hawks power forward Anthony tolliver reacts to play against the Indiana Pacers
during tGame 4 of their frst-round NBA basketball playoff series game yesterday.
Four more former Jayhawks
received invitations to NFL mini-
camps after the 2013 NFL Draft.
Center Trevor Marrongelli
received an invite to the Detroit
Lions’ mini-camp, but has yet to
decide if he will take the oppor-
Marrongelli started 30 games
during his Kansas career, playing
both guard and center. He started
his last 24 games of his career,
helped the Jayhawks produce a
1,000-yard rusher in James Sims
and ranked second in rushing in
the Big 12 his senior season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars invited
offensive guard Duane Zlatnik to
Zlatnik earned Big 12 Honorable
Mention honors in 2012 from the
Associated Press. He started 32
games during his Kansas career. He
started the final 31 of the final 32
games of his career.
Defensive end Josh Williams has
been invited by the Chicago Bears
to their mini-camp.
The Nebraska transfer started
all 12 games at defensive end dur-
ing his senior season. He made
24 tackles on the season, includ-
ing two for a loss. Williams added
three fumble recoveries, a forced
fumble and two quarterback hur-
ries on the season. He recorded a
career-high six tackles at Baylor.
Along with Williams, lineback-
er Tunde Bakare also received an
invite to Chicago’s mini-camp.
Bakare played in 23 games dur-
ing his career, picking up seven
starts at linebacker. He had 87 tack-
les, 5.5 for a loss and one sack.
He had a career-best 11 tackles at
Texas in 2011.
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for whom the bell tolls
Pull up bootstraps
and move on
Jayhawks pitching staff
puts together solid starts
ig 12 baseball is a volatile
beast. It gives no room
for error nor compassion
to mistakes at the plate or in the
The 2013 campaign is no dif-
ferent. Sure, the Jayhawks were
riding high on three-straight
Big 12 series victories before
heading to Beckley W.Va. to
take on the Mountaineers for
the first time in program his-
tory, but it didn’t take long for
the Big 12’s newest member to
prove just how tough this league
Entering the weekend, the
Jayhawks sat firmly in second
place with a 9-6 record in the
Big 12 conference. After suf-
fering the sweep, Kansas fell to
9-9 on the season, tying for fifth
place with the Oklahoma State
The Jayhawks aren’t immune
to setbacks this season. After
all, they did drop a hard-fought
game against the Creighton Blue
Jays 6-4 at Hoglund Ballpark
at the beginning of the month.
Even further in the rear view
mirror is a disappointing series
loss in Provo, Utah, against the
Brigham Young Cougars.
The message after these losses
and the many setbacks of the
season remains consistent.
Flush it. Just flush it and
move on. The phrase runs
rampant through the Kansas
clubhouse and has worked quite
well in this highly competitive
Kansas baseball campaign. The
Jayhawks are grinders. From the
pitching staff to the outfield, the
grind continued all season.
They play offense the old-
school, small-ball way, defense
with the fundamentals that keep
teams in contention and pitch
to contact to complement the
package. They’ve mastered the
art of bouncing back after a
But this is different.
This is the point in a season
that one might call a boot strap
Everyone has them. Whether
it be a student struggling to
maintain academics in the
stretch run of a year, a business-
man handling an account gone
wrong or a baseball player, there
comes a time when, in true old-
school, western-flick fashion, a
person has to pull themselves
up by the bootstraps and move
This is a bootstrap moment
for Kansas baseball.
“That’s really our first dev-
astating weekend in conference
play,” coach Ritch Price said. “If
we win the last two series, we
can still finish second or third.
The devastating part of the
whole weekend is if we win that
series, we’re two games ahead
of second place in the whole
Instead, the mindset has
changed. The grind looks a bit
darker now. It’s shifted from
a fight for first to the fight for
Team toughness shines in
bootstrap moments. It’s time
to find out just how tough this
Jayhawk team is.
— Edited by Taylor Lewis
9 - Tucker Tharp, Jr.
32 - Micah Green, Jr.
3 - Dakota Smith, So.
28 - Garrett Bayliff, Jr.
20 - Justin Protacio, So.
1 - Tanner Dearman, Fr.
34- Alex DeLeon, Sr.
16 - Casey Gillaspie, So.
22 - Ka’iana Eldredge, Jr.
35 - Parker Zimmerman, Fr.
55 - Tanner Poppe, Sr.
Kansas (25-18, 9-9)
WichiTa sTaTE shocKErs (26-20, 11-4)
hogLUnd BaLLparK, 6:00 p.M., LaWrEncE
17- Michael Suiter, So.
21 - Taylor Doggett, So.
1 - Kevin Kuntz, Sr.
38 - Erik Harbutz, Jr.
10 - Jordan Dreiling, Sr.
17 - Tyler Baker, So.
Wichita State pitchers boast a cumu-
lative 3.62 eRa on the season. They’re
led by junior right-handed starter cale
elam’s 5-2 record, 2.22 eRa and 55
strikeouts. The junior has pitched 65
innings in 11 starts this season. Soph-
omore right-handed starter a.J. Ladwig
is the only other Shocker with as many
starts. Ladwig is 4-4 with a 4.95 eRa
and 44 strikeouts.
The Jayhawks pitched at a high
level in the series sweep suffered at
the hands of West Virginia over the
weekend. kansas senior right-handed
pitcher Thomas Taylor pitched 7 1/3
innings in game one, giving up the
lone run to lose in a 1-0 pitching duel.
Sophomore left-handed pitcher Wes
benjamin pitched a complete game,
giving up one earned run in the 4-3
loss, and Frank duncan returned to
the rotation giving up one earned run
to lose 3-2.
The Shockers are in the midst of
the missouri Valley conference, tied
in second with missouri State and one
game behind frst place illinois State.
at the plate, the Wichita State lineup is
hitting at a .288 clip on the season. Ju-
nior outfelder Garrett bayliff leads the
team with a .367 average and 58 hits.
Sophomore infelder Tyler baker’s 33
Rbis leads the team in run production.
kansas hitters struggled to manu-
facture runs against West Virginia
pitching. in game three, the Jayhawks
recorded nine hits, plating just two
runs. an unlikely cast led the way at
the plate. Sopomore outfelder con-
nor mckay recorded two hits to lead
kansas in game one. Freshman des-
ignated hitter Jacob boylan’s two hits,
one run and one Rbi paced the team
in game two.
Wichita State is a solid felding
team with a .976 felding percentage.
The Shockers have committed 44 er-
rors on the season. Junior infelder erik
Harbutz leads the team in the dubious
category of most errors with 11 while
three Shocker regulars — Tyler baker,
micah Green and Johnny coy — are
perfect on the season.
defense was a trouble spot for
kansas baseball over the weekend.
The Jayhawks committed only three
errors over the weekend, but those er-
rors cost precious runs. in game two,
sophomore shortstop Justin Protacio’s
wide throw to frst base gave up what
could be considered the winning run in
a must-win rebound game for a team
struggling in a road series.
Senior alex deLeon celebrates with teammate michael Suiter after hitting a
home-run during the game against Texas on april 12 at Hoglund Park. The
game was the frst of three against Texas, and the Jayhawks won 7-6.
The bell is tolling loudly on
the 2013 season of Kansas base-
ball. It tolls for a Jayhawk team
that, competitively, hung with
the best of the Big 12 conference
until the bitter end.
Kansas dropped all three
games by a single run in its
weekend series at West Virginia.
The sweep dropped the Jayhawks
from second in the conference
to fifth. Those surrounding the
team aren’t mistaking the situa-
tion as an end.
They have very
little time in
the stretch run
of their sched-
ule for hind-
senior right-handed pitcher
Thomas Taylor said. “Every
game, we played pretty decently.
Every game was a one-run loss.
We just have to put that behind
us, get after Wichita State and
get some momentum going into
Wichita State has quickly
taken over the conversation
among Kansas players and
coaches looking to put the week-
end in the past. Coach Ritch
Price said early in the week that
the process of bouncing back
from what could be the biggest
disappointment of the season for
the Jayhawks will take the best
effort of his seniors and coach-
The Shockers enter Hoglund
Ballpark for the first of two
matchups with the Jayhawks with
a 26-20 record, tied for first in
the Missouri Valley Conference.
The quick turnaround to a tal-
ented midweek team isn’t phas-
ing the Jayhawks.
“We’ve had success against
them in the past,” senior first
baseman Alex DeLeon said.
“I know the past two years we
haven’t played great against
them. It’s important for us to get
a win and get that momentum
The Jayhawks lost both games
of last season’s series against
their in-state rivals losing game
one in Lawrence 6-4 and game
two in Wichita 10-2.
Kansas hitters struggled to
provide run support for solid
pitching performances in West
“We had plenty of opportuni-
ties every game,” DeLeon said.
“We got people in scoring posi-
tion and just couldn’t get that
key hit. From a hitter’s stand-
point, we all know that we have
to do a better job, especially with
how well our starting pitchers
gave us a chance
and we just
didn’t get the
starts over the
weekends. Senior right-handed
pitcher Thomas Taylor pitched
7 1/3 innings, giving up the
lone earned run in a pitcher’s
duel dominated by Mountaineer
sophomore left-hander Harrison
Musgrave’s complete game shut-
Kansas sophomore left-hand-
er Wes Benjamin pitched a com-
plete game, giving up one earned
run in a 4-3 loss, and Kansas
junior right-hander Frank
Duncan returned to the rota-
tion with a seven-inning perfor-
mance in which he gave up one
“Obviously, it hurts when you
think you’ve pitched well, and
you don’t get the win,” Taylor
said. “You can’t do anything
about it. It’s a team game, and
everyone has to be clicking at
one time. There’s been many
games where the hitters have put
up the runs, and we’ve pitched
terrible. That’s just baseball. We
just have to go out there and
pitch the best we can.”
Kansas players and coaches
hear the bells in the background.
Tonight’s 6 p.m. first pitch
with Wichita State at Hoglund
Ballpark marks a turning point
in the Kansas baseball season.
— Edited by Jordan Wisdom
“it’s important for us to
get a win and get that
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