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FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2005
Hear poet Martin
Espada read poems
from his
combines poetry with
social justice.
Rolling in it
Students face the happy
dilemma of what to
spend their forthcoming
tax refunds on. For some
it will be a week-long
bender in New Orleans,
for others, a last-minute
method for paying their
bills. PAGE 6A
Today’s weather
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Men’s Big 12 Tournament
Missouri narrowly staved off a comeback attempt
from Nebraska in yesterday’s first game in Kansas
City, Mo. See what other teams advanced. PAGE 2B
Vaulting to success
Amy Linnen has overcome many obstacles in her
track and field career. As this weekend’s NCAA
Indoor Championship approaches, Linnen reflects
on her career. PAGE 1B
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Awesome day
Possible rain
Windy and cloudy
—Justin Gesling, KUJH-TV
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Lawrence police arrested a 16-
year-old male in connection with
five automobile burglaries in and
around Colony Woods apart-
ments yesterday morning, accord-
ing to Lawrence police reports.
Three of the vehicles involved
belong to KU students.
One of those students was
Nicole Trapp, Leavenworth
She reported an unknown
amount of damage to her car
and a $250 MP3 player and an
$80 radar detector stolen from
her car Wednesday night.
Trapp said that she had never
had anything like this happen to
her since she moved into
Colony Woods, 1301 W. 24th
St., in July 2004.
Her personal safety was never
an issue while living at the
apartment complex, Trapp said.
“I don’t feel unsafe here,” she
said. “This just makes me angry.”
Fred Marti, Colony Woods
resident, reported the burglaries
to Lawrence police around
11:50 p.m. Wednesday.
He told police he saw people
walking in the parking lot
checking the locks on car doors,
said Dan Ward, Lawrence
police department.
Police arrived shortly after
the call. They identified and
arrested one suspect at 1:13 a.m.
Ward said he thought other
people were involved, but police
had not identified or located
Most of the burglarized vehi-
cles were not locked, Ward said.
All items taken from the vehi-
cles totaled about $1,000.
Unknown amounts of damage to
the vehicles were also reported,
according to the police reports.
Colony Woods, along with
other Lawrence apartment com-
plexes, have tried to educate its
residents about the importance of
personal safety, said Gina
Olinger, Colony Woods manager.
A Colony Woods security
officer patrols the apartment
complex four times a night in a
marked vehicle, Olinger said.
Later this fall, Colony Woods
might have a “courtesy officer”
who lives at the apartment com-
plex, Olinger said.
The officer, from the
Lawrence police department,
would likely begin living at
Colony Woods later this fall,
Olinger said.
“Residents are encouraged to
keep their cars locked at all
times and are advised not to
leave valuable items in their
cars,” Olinger said.
A second KUstudent reported
$50 worth of damage to his wind-
shield, also from Colony Woods,
according to the police reports.
A third KU student reported
that nothing was stolen, but that
her car had been burglarized in
the 1500 block of W. 25th
Court, south of Colony Woods,
according to police reports.
— Edited by Lori Bettes
Justice reflects
on career, life
When Ruth Bader Ginsburg
attended Harvard Law School
in the 1950s, she was one of
nine women in a first-year class
of about 500 male law students.
Pressure of studying in a male-
dominated environment wasn’t
the most difficult part of her
education, she said. It was the
lack of women restrooms.
“If you were in an exam and
nature called you had to make a
mad dash to the bathroom and
get back to the exam in time,”
she said.
Ginsburg is the second
woman to serve as a justice of
the United States Supreme
Court. She spoke yesterday to
KU students and faculty at the
School of Law.
Ginsburg talked about her
experience as a Supreme Court
justice and the power of the
When one student asked if
the court had gone beyond its
constitutional powers in recent
years, Ginsburg answered with
a definite “no.” The court does
not control the issues or cases it
must rule on, she said.
“We’re like firefighters,” she
said. “We don’t make the issues,
we just deal with them.”
Carly Farrell, Overland Park
second-year law student, said
she was inspired by Ginsburg’s
ability to balance an intense
legal career and a family.
“She is the second female jus-
tice ever and she has still man-
aged to have two kids, be a
mom and have a husband,”
Farrell said. “She is very
Ginsburg’s visit gave students
an opportunity to humanize a
justice who writes much of the
material they study, said
Stephen McAllister, former
dean of the law school.
“It’s important for them to
understand that they’re not
infallible,” McAllister said. “But
that they’re not evil either.
They’re good people trying to
do their best.”
Ginsburg brought a different
perspective from other Justices
who have visited the law
school in the last few years,
Farrell said. Justice Clarence
Thomas has visited the school
two times since Farrell has
been there. Farrell said she
considered him to be a conser-
vative justice.
“Our school has gotten a lot
of slack lately for being one-
sided,” Farrell said. “But the
dean is bringing in one of the
most liberal justices on the
Lawrence third-year law stu-
dent Misikir Tilahun said
Ginsburg had a different per-
spective and interpretation of
the law than Thomas.
“She will strike a good bal-
ance with the other justices
we’ve heard,” Tilahun said.
Ginsburg was the 10th
Supreme Court justice to visit
the University. She was the fifth
to visit since 2000.
— Edited by Lisa Coble-Krings
Student says justice is ‘liberal’
Nicoletta Niosi/KANSAN
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answers law students
questions yesterday in Green Hall, east of the Burge Union. President
Bill Clinton appointed Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993. She
was the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court.
Sandra Day O’Connor was the first.
Bill Self, Martha Stewart, Mark Mangino and
Axl Rose all have one thing in common: A pro-
file on, the popular social-net-
working Web site for college students.
But, wait a minute, Axl, a high school
dropout, never went to college — unless he
attended Jack Black’s School of Rock.
And Martha was is prison when the profile
was created on Feb. 21.
Go to the global search option on theface-
book, and you can find other fake profiles
from about 400 schools.
For example, “Baywatch” star David
Hasselhoff has eight listings. Brad Pitt has
more than a dozen.
Making fake profiles breaks the terms of
agreement on thefacebook’s Web site.
However, thefacebook isn’t proactive about
removing fake profiles, said Chris Hughes, the- spokesman.
“If we don’t receive any complaints about a
fake profile, we usually aren’t forced to take
them off the network,” Hughes said,
David Peal, Leawood senior, made a Bill Self
profile as a tribute to the men’s basketball coach.
“I knew it would be a big hit at Kansas,” Peal
said. “I thought it would pay homage to him
because he’s our basketball coach at one of the
greatest basketball schools of the country.”
As of 10 a.m., yesterday, Self’s profile had
more than 1,500 friends from universities
throughout the nation. More than 1,300 of
them came from the University of Kansas.
The profile has been up since Feb. 6, 2005.
Peal estimates he receives 30-40 requests
from people wanting to be Self’s friend daily
and tries to fulfill them all.
“When I first was making this, I wondered if
I could get in trouble for this,” Peal said. “The
only person who would care would be Bill
Self. I tried to make it as well-reflecting of him
as possible.”
Because is a publishing
medium, there is potential for defamation, said
Mike Kautsch, professor of law and director of
media law and policy.
Defamation is communicating false infor-
mation to third parties about a person that
injures the reputation of or deters others from
associating with that person.
Examples of defamatory statements would
be saying that someone is known as promiscu-
ous or a serial shoplifter, Kautsch said.
The person making a defamation charge
would have to prove that the statement is
defamatory to a reasonable person within the
“You have to ask, ‘Would you take this seri-
ously?’ he said.
The Self profile includes his birthday and the
phone number for the KU basketball office.
By Neil Mulka
Cameron Monken/KANSAN
Teen suspected in break-ins
Five Colony Woods residents report vehicle burglaries and vandalism
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Police arrested a suspect yesterday morning in connection with vehicle
break-ins. Five Colony Woods residents reported car break-ins and vandal-
ism. All the items stolen amount to about $1,000. PAGE 1A
Fakers post false profiles on
The popular social-networking Web site is inundated with
fake celebrity postings. Though making fake profiles is against the Web site’s
rules, many of the profiles remain active until thefacebook receives a com-
plaint. PAGE 1A
She’s a lady
Ginsburg, justice of the United States
Supreme Court, was among nine women
in a Harvard class of 500 men. When she
was appointed to the High Court she was
one of two women. She visited the
University yesterday and spoke to students
about her life. PAGE 1A
Campus leaders defend new legislature
Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Steve Munch, student body president,
testified at a House Appropriation Committee hearing Wednesday in favor of
a new bill about interest tuition. PAGE 2A
Latino poet shares poetry, speaks about politics
Award-winning poet Martin Espada recited humorous poetry last night at
the Kansas Union, but he also described the exploitation of workers in
Colombia. PAGE 2A
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Tax returns are coming
Students must soon choose between
indulging and saving with their anticipated
federal checks. Now the question is
whether to spend the money on a car,
video games or a road trip. Some students
do the truly unexpected with their checks
and buy necessities. PAGE 6A
Column: Freedom has a price
Columnist Julia Melim Coelho argues that freedom is being forced on coun-
tries that don’t want it. She says freedom should include choices and every
vote should count. PAGE 5A
Editorial: Muslims and Christians share beliefs
The editorial board examines the similarities and differences between the
Muslim and Christian religions. It says more understanding could promote
peace throughout the world. PAGE 5A
No. 10-seeded K-State defeated No. 7-seeded Texas A&M yesterday making
today the third time the Jayhawks will face the the Wildcats this season.
Because the Jayhawks have defeated the Wildcats twice already this year, the
Wildcats say this match-up is to their advantage. PAGE 1B
Men’s basketball begins Big 12 Tournament run
Column: Jayhawks face annual curse
Columnist Joe Bant looks at the recent history of the men’s basketball team
backing into the tournament. Like it has done the previous three years,
Kansas is fighting the injury bug. But if the past is any indication, the
Jayhawks should respond well. PAGE 1B
NCAA or bust
Amy Linnen is on her way to the NCAA
Indoor Championships again. After a
career slowed at times by injuries and
school transfer, the senior hopes to close
her Kansas career on a high point. She is
one of six Kansas athletes who qualified
for the competition. PAGE 1B
Victory breathes life into Tigers’ season
Nebraska’s Joe McCray missed a last-second three-pointer in yesterday’s Big
12 Tournament game against Missouri. No. 5 seed Iowa State defeated
Baylor by 20 points to advance to the next round of the tournament. K-State
and Colorado pulled off upsets against Texas A&M and Texas. PAGE 2B
Conference preparation
The Kansas baseball team will play North
Dakota State tonight at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Jayhawks will use the game as an
opportunity to continue improving their
defense before the beginning of Big 12
Conference play in two weeks. North
Dakota State is in its first year in Division I
play, and it will be look for its first victory
this weekend. PAGE 3B
Midwest weather disadvantage for sailing team
Winter Kansas weather puts a damper on the sailing team’s practice ability.
The team is unable to practice for half of its season, while other teams in its
league have warmer weather throughout the winter season. Its upcoming
regatta will begin mid-morning and end about 3 p.m. on April 16 at Clinton
Lake. PAGE 6B
Regents works for more
money for universities
The University of Kansas might
become $1.8 million richer after
Chancellor Robert Hemenway and
Steve Munch, student body president,
traveled to Topeka Wednesday to
attend a House Appropriations
Committee hearing on interest owner-
Interest ownership refers to the
interest made on students’ tuition.
The interest collected goes to other
state agencies or obligations instead
of benefiting the state universities.
The six Board of Regents
Universities have proposed a bill to
shift the interest earnings on to tuition
and fees back to the universities, said
Katie Wolff, Student Senate legislative
Munch was one of the people who
testified in front of the House
Appropriations Committee in favor of
the bill, and now the bill is expected
to go before the full House of
Representatives, Wolff, Shawnee sen-
ior, said.
“Getting a hearing in front of the
house was a big step in the process,”
Wolff, said.
Munch testified along with
Hemenway and Fort Hays State pres-
ident Edward Hammond.
Munch said when he testified he
made the point that the bill applied to
both tuition and student fees.
Buildings like the Student Recreation
Fitness Center and the new
Multicultural Resource Center would
also benefit from this money coming
back to the University.
“I’m certainly happy that this is mov-
ing forward,” Munch said. “It is hard to
gauge long-term success, but right now
this was a good thing for the bill.”
The next step before the bill goes
before the House is a letter-writing
campaign, Wolff said. Wolff and the
other five Board of Regents universi-
ties are asking all students to write let-
ters to house representatives voicing
their support for the bill.
During three of the last four fiscal
years, the Board of Regents institu-
tions have absorbed $82 million in
funding reductions. Because of this,
the state universities have been
forced to raise tuition and other fees,
Wolff said.
The six Board of Regents universi-
ties are the only schools in the state
that do not get back the interest
earned on tuition. Community col-
leges and Washburn University get to
keep the interest.
Other Senate News
The Finance and University Affairs
committees of Senate both approved a
$5-per-semester fee for Student Union
Activities Wednesday night.
SUA does not currently receive any
money from student fees, because it is
funded by the Kansas Union.
The total amount would add up to
nearly $300,000 a year for SUA pro-
SUA would use the money to have
entertainers or speakers.
“We don’t have the funding avail-
able to have entertainers that a
University of our caliber should be
having,” Jeff Dunlap, study body vice
president said.
Next week the full Senate will vote
on the proposed bill, and if that pass-
es, it will go to a student vote during
the Senate elections April 13 to 14.
— Edited by Azita Tafreshi
Courtney Kuhlen/KANSAN
Martín Espada reads one of his poems to an audience gathered last night at the Kansas room in the Kansas Union. The
presentation was sponsored by HALO.
Poet blends humor, politics
Cockroaches, Thanksgiving dinner
with the in-laws and Puerto Rico were
all themes eloquently used in poems
to entertain more than 100 people in
the Kansas Union last night.
Award-winning poet Martin
Espada was the center of attention as
he recited several poems to the crowd.
Espada began the evening by talk-
ing about his flights through
Connecticut and Chicago before
reaching Kansas.
“I’ve experienced all the snow-
storms in the country. When I got
here, it felt like Hawaii,” Espada said.
After a lighthearted introduction,
Espada turned to a more serious note.
Coca-Cola was a co-sponsor for
Espada’s reading. He said he could
not in good conscience accept money
from the company because of its his-
tory of neglecting its workers in
Colombia. Instead Espada is donating
the $1,200 he would have received to
the National Food Industry Workers
Union in Columbia.
“This union has been decimated,”
Espada said. “Union leaders and oth-
ers have charged that managers at
Coke bottling plants in Colombia are
collaborating with paramilitary forces
to repress the union.”
Espada changed the mood of the
evening when he recited poems
drawn from life experiences includ-
ing the poem “Thanksgiving.” Before
reading his poem about his first
Thanksgiving dinner with his wife’s
parents, he warned the audience that
it was all true. He said no one would
believe him otherwise. Espada said
on that fateful night, he watched his
father in-law fire a cannon at a
tombstone in a nearby cemetery
from the backyard.
Espada’s poetry has won several
awards, including the Paterson Award
for Sustained Literary Achievement,
an American Book Award, the
Paterson Poetry Prize and the Robert
Creeley Award.
Espada is a Brooklyn, N.Y., native
and an English professor at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst.
His previous jobs range from a bounc-
er to a tenant lawyer. He said he was
proud of his Puerto Rican back-
ground. He speaks both Spanish and
English fluently. A number of
Espada’s poems are bilingual with a
Latin influence.
Andy Hicks, Neodesha sopho-
more, was encouraged to attend the
reading in his poetry class.
“I was interested in hearing the
poet’s voice behind his work, and the
motives that led to his writing,” Hicks
Hearing the poems recited with the
poet’s own voice made Espada’s pas-
sion more apparent he said.
— Edited by Laura Francoviglia
Hear poet
Martin Espada
read poems
from his latest book. Espada’s
work combines poetry with
social justice.
Topeka may adopt new
smoking ban in 2007
TOPEKA — A bill aimed at elimi-
nating smoking in public places
statewide starting in 2007 was
reviewed Wednesday by a House
committee whose chairman is push-
ing the idea.
The proposal is patterned after an
ordinance enacted last year in
Lawrence, but it would apply to more
places, including offices, job sites,
sports arenas and even restaurants’
outdoor seating areas.
The ban wouldn’t be absolute,
however. Cities and counties could
hold elections to exempt them-
selves from the statewide prohibi-
The Federal and State Affairs
Committee heard testimony in favor
of the bill from health groups and
criticism from a bar owner and a lob-
byist for both restaurants and the
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
Chairman John Edmonds drafted
the measure after reading about
Lawrence’s anti-smoking ordinance.
Edmonds, R-Great Bend, gave up
pipe smoking two decades ago at the
urging of his daughter, then a tod-
“My right to smoke ends where
you have to breathe it,” Edmonds
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news friday, march 11, 2005 the university daily kansan 3A
✦ Student Union Activities
will sponsor a Big 12
Tournament watch party
from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
today in the Kansas Union
lobby. Call 864-SHOW for
✦ The Center of Latin
American Studies will spon-
sor a lecture by Rodrigo
Borja, former president of
Ecuador, who will speak on
“Globalization and Its
Consequences in Latin
America” at 3:30 p.m. today
at the Dole Institute of
Politics. Call 864-4213 for
more information.
✦ Rock Chalk Revue begins at
7 tonight and Saturday in
the Lied Center. Proceeds
go to United Way of
Douglas County. Call 864-
4033 for information.
✦ A 54-year-old KU professor
reported his 2002 Honda
Civic stolen to Lawrence
police between 7:30 p.m.,
March 8 and 6:30 a.m.,
March 9 from the 2200 block
of Rodeo Drive. The car is
valued at $10,000.
✦ A 19-year-old KU student
reported damage to the pas-
senger side window of her
car between 4:30 p.m. and
5:30 p.m. on March 4 to
Lawrence Police in the 1800
block of Naismith Drive. The
damage is estimated at
✦ The KU Public Safety Office
arrested a 20-year-old KU
student for operating under
the influence March 10 in
the 1300 block of Louisiana
✦ A 19-year-old KU student
reported to the KU Public
Safety Office at 6:15 a.m.
March 9 that she received an
e-mail from an individual
that she has a restraining
order against.
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Christal Lloyd, McPherson junior, laughs as she leaves the dance circle at the Brazilian dance workshop Wednesday night. The workshop
was sponsored by the Brazilian Student Association as part of Brazilian Week. Tonight's “Mesão Brasiliero,” or big Brazilian table, of food at 5
p.m. at the Hawk’s Nest will be one of the last events to wrap up Brazilian Week. Rafael Demarco, social chair and treasurer, said he thought
turnout for the entire week had been really good.
Local murder trial continues
LAWRENCE — Attorneys
continued their defense yester-
day of Thomas E. Murray, the
Kansas State professor charged
with killing his former wife at
her home near Lawrence.
Murray, 48, is charged with
first-degree murder in the
death of 40-year-old Carmin
D. Ross, who was found
bludgeoned and stabbed to
death on Nov. 14, 2003. The
couple had divorced earlier
that year after 18 years of mar-
riage and shared custody of
their daughter, then 4.
The defense’s first witness,
Nancy Hughes, a University
psychology professor and pro-
fessional mediator, testified she
worked with the pair on a
shared-custody plan that
would give them both equal or
near-equal time with their
Hughes described Murray
and Ross as “calm people” and
said the tone of mediation ses-
sions were occasionally
strained. There was “a more
tense and frustrated tone” on
Nov. 11.
Hughes said Murray gave
Ross a proposal about child
custody, which she said Ross
looked at briefly and rejected.
The couple scheduled anoth-
er mediation session for Nov.
D. C. Hackerott, a financial
adviser in Manhattan, said the
couple began splitting their
assets in February 2003. He said
Ross had not removed Murray
as beneficiary of her retirement
Interests listed include basket-
ball, barbecue and Oklahoma
State cheerleaders named Cindy.
Self’s wife, Cindy, was an
Oklahoma State cheerleader,
Peal said.
Some of the information is
from a Bill Self profile on, and quotes from
press conferences, Peal said.
The profile is believable, said
Josh Adams, student athletic
trainer for the men’s basketball
team and Fort Scott senior.
Adams is listed as Self’s
friend on the profile.
“The quotes I can see as
something he would say,”
Adams, who works with Self,
said. “I was going to see if he
actually made it.”
After every game, the scores
are updated on the profile.
People shouldn’t be making
things up like that, Self said to
Kansan sportswriter Kellis
Peal would remove the pro-
file if Self requested but would
rather have an opportunity to
explain it to him.
“It doesn’t mean any disre-
spect,” Peal said.
— Kansan sportswriter Kellis
Robinett contributed to this
story. Edited by Kendall Dix
Brazilian boogie
Accused BTK killer
gets continuance
WICHITA — As expected, a
judge yesterday postponed the
scheduled preliminary hearing
for Dennis Rader, the Park City
man authorities say is the BTK
serial killer.
Sedgwick County District
Judge Gregory Waller agreed
to delay the hearing, originally
set for March 15, to allow
defense attorneys more time to
prepare their case. Rader,
charged with 10 counts of first-
degree murder, is being held
on $10 million bond.
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Film about Senegalese life
to be shown at Kansas Union
The African Students Association will
show the film “Faat Kiné” at 7 p.m tomorrow
at the Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas
The movie, from director Ousmane Sembene,
was first released in 2000.
Ugo Okoronkwo, Nigeria freshman, said the
movie, which focuses on single mother’s strug-
gle in Senegal, was a mix of comedy and
The movie is free to the public and will be fol-
lowed by a discussion about the film.
— Estuardo Garcia
SUA sells out Carnaval tickets
for Saturday’s celebration
Mardi Gras came early this year, but for the
Brazilian Students Association, March is its time
to party.
Tomorrow night members of the association
will hold its yearly Carnaval celebration at Abe
and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.
Barbara Alves, São Paulo senior and vice pres-
ident of the association, said KU alumni from
Brazil come from all over the United States for
the party.
Student Union Activities has sold out of tickets
for the event. Alves said that Abe and Jake’s held
900 people and that Carnaval sold out every
The association will pick up about 150
more tickets for SUA to sell. The remaining
tickets will be sold in front of Abe and Jake’s
between 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday. The tickets
will be sold for $15.
Brent Metz, assistant director of Latin
American studies, said that Carnaval was a cele-
bration where the “poor and rich would come
together to let off some steam.”
— Estuardo Garcia
Former president of Ecuador
to speak about globalization
The former president of Ecuador will speak
about globalization today at the Robert J. Dole
Institute of Politics.
Rodrigo Borja, who was president from
1988 to 1992, will present “Globalization and
Its Consequences in Latin America,” at 3:30
The event is free and open to the public.
Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute, said he
was excited to bring someone of Borja’s promi-
nence to the Institute.
“This is to allow students and adults as many
opportunities to rub elbows with leaders and
politicians,” Lacy said.
The event is co-sponsored by the
University’s Latin American studies
— Nate Karlin
A table fit for a justice
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Porntida Treemaneekarn, Lawrence sophomore, and Whitney Fox, Catering Coordinator for KU Catering, prepare dining tables in the Kansas Union
Ballroom yesterday. KU Catering was preparing for a dinner hosted by the School of Law for visiting Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Suicide bomb kills 47,
injures 100 at funeral
MOSUL, Iraq — A suicide attacker
set off a bomb that tore through a
funeral tent jammed with Shiite
mourners yesterday, splattering
blood and body parts over rows of
overturned white plastic chairs. The
attack, which killed 47 and wounded
more than 100, came as Shiite and
Kurdish politicians in Baghdad said
they overcame a major stumbling
block to forming a new coalition
government. The explosion, in a
working class neighborhood of this
northern city, destroyed a large tent
pitched next to a smaller one on a
grassy patch in the courtyard of a
mosque. Survivors scrambled to get
the wounded to a hospital, lugging
them to ambulances and cars in
blankets or prayer rugs as a strong
smell of gunpowder filled the yard.
— The Associated Press
Man admits to murder,
commits suicide in car
CHICAGO — A man who filed
bizarre, rambling lawsuits over his
cancer treatment shot himself to
death during a traffic stop outside
Milwaukee and left a suicide note
claiming he killed the husband and
mother of a federal judge who ruled
against him, police said yesterday.
Bart Ross, a 57-year-old electri-
cian from Chicago, committed sui-
cide Wednesday in West Allis, Wis.,
after a police officer pulled him over
because of a broken taillight.
Chicago Police Superintendent
Phil Cline did not declare the mur-
ders of federal judge Joan Lefkow’s
relatives solved. But, he said,
“We’re satisfied that there’s infor-
mation in the letter that would point
us to Ross being in Lefkow’s
— The Associated Press
Discovery may lead to
elderly blindness cure
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cause of blindness in the elderly,
age-related macular degeneration,
has been linked to a gene mutation,
raising hopes of earlier detection
and possible treatment.
Fifteen million Americans have
the disease, and that number is
expected to double as baby
boomers age.
Being able to relate a gene
mutation to the likelihood of devel-
oping the illness may lead to better
tests and eventually treatments,
the scientists hope.
“I don’t think it’s going to be a
year or two ... but I’d guess less
than 10 years before a treatment
might become available,” said
Albert O. Edwards, the lead
researcher for one of three sets of
researchers reporting on the link.
Macular degeneration causes
the central region of the eye’s reti-
na to deteriorate, damaging or
destroying vision. For now, there
are no broadly effective treat-
ments, though a recently approved
drug can slow the disease for
some patients.
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Suppose some guys break
into your house, destroy all
your furniture, kill your hus-
band or wife and kids and then
tell you that you are free to do
whatever you want. Then, they
say that your life is bad and that
they are going to give you a bet-
ter one. Is this democracy? You
cannot force democracy on
someone when democracy is about choices.
Now, suppose you are in a room with 10 people
and you are trying to decide if you should do
homework or not. Then, somebody says, “I am
going to be democratic. Let’s vote.”
Seven people say they want to do homework
and three people vote against it. Then, the 10 don’t
do homework. The majority ends up doing what
only three people decided. Is this democracy?
Democracy occurs when each person’s vote counts.
The United States government advertises
democracy and freedom, but Americans have not
questioned what these values are and if they
receive what the government promises.
Under the cover of democracy and freedom, the
government operates an almost dictatorial system.
George W. Bush has even been compared to
Hitler, who was also a very popular leader, but this
doesn’t seem to call people’s attention. Americans
are too worried about the war to think about what
is going on inside the country — which is what the
government wants.
President Bush said that the “people of Iraq
have spoken to the world, and the world is hear-
ing the voice of freedom from the center of the
Middle East. In great numbers, and under great
risk, Iraqis have shown their commitment to
If somebody came to the United States and said
that you couldn’t attend college or that you could-
n’t get married or even have children, you would
feel your rights weren’t respected. In the same
way, if one invades a country and decides to
impose certain values on a different culture — it
doesn’t matter which values — that is not respect-
ing individuals’ choices. Even if the government
calls it democracy or freedom, it is still using the
basic concepts of a dictatorship.
President Bush promotes the principles of
democracy and freedom to the Iraqis, but at the
same time he supports policies that strip
Americans of their own freedoms. The Patriot Act
is one step toward not having freedom. The fight
against terrorism is another
It is outrageous, but
democracy and freedom are
being used as an excuse to dis-
respect American civil rights.
Because presidential elec-
tions in the United States
aren’t based on popular vote,
not every vote counts. When
your vote is worthless and the majority has no
input in the country, there is no democracy.
I am not talking about political parties. Instead,
I am talking about the political system itself. You
can be a Democrat or a Republican, but you
should still fight for a fair political system.
Manipulating the votes or having indirect elec-
tions is a tactic of dictatorial governments. So, if
there are no rights, no democracy and no free-
dom, I can only conclude that we are living in a
Today, the government is invading Iraq, but it
will never stop. There will be more wars, and there
will be an excuse for each one of them. Lives will
be sacrificed for oil, power and money — whatev-
er is on the government’s agenda. The government
is not interested in our freedom, but in its power.
The more power the government has, the less free-
dom the citizens have.
It’s reminiscent of the U.S. invasions in Central
and South America in the 1960s. It wasn’t about
democracy and freedom.
The governments of those countries were
destroyed, like in Iraq, and dictators were put in
their places. They were dictators who would follow
U.S. orders. The U.S. invasions have never been
about freedom, they are about power and political
influence — but this is not what they tell us.
I want to defend the rights of the American
people while there is still time. In the ’60s, students
fought for their rights — our parents were more
active than we are. It’s time to stand up again and
fight for your rights. Don’t let the excuse of democ-
racy and freedom give total power to the govern-
ment and take your democracy and freedom away.
Send letters to the White House.
Gather student groups together to talk about
issues. Protest in the streets for your rights. We are
young, we are students and we can still change
✦Coelho is a Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, sophomore in film
and journalism.
Privatization for education not bad,
certainly not as much as the unions
While in his editorial, “Privatization of educa-
tion poor step toward reform,” Pete Prince does
recognize that for many, American public
schools do an excellent job, he misses that for
some, the public school system is failing.
By his logic, the privatization of schools
would favor the wealthy over the poor, as they
would benefit from the competition, but he
fails to recognize that currently, the wealthy
have school choice in being able to afford pri-
vate schooling.
It is the poor who benefit from school voucher
programs aimed at them by giving those parents
the choice of schools their children can attend.
Even Prince must recognize that with school
choice through a voucher system that targets the
poor, schools must be more accountable to par-
ents and attain higher standards.
While Prince would like to dismiss private
schools as a crazy thought, I would invite him to
compare the costs. According to the Department
of Education, the average cost of private elemen-
tary and secondary education is $3,116, less than
half the cost per pupil in the average public
school, $6,857. His proposed solution to improve
failing schools by dumping even more money
and resources into them is clearly refuted by this
figure. I would ask him how private schools do
so much better with so much less.
The No Child Left Behind Act carries these
ideas in pushing for greater choice for parents
when schools fail for three consecutive years. To
leave parents with no option when the schools
fail is the nightmare, not the NCLB Act. My only
issue with the NCLB Act is that it should have
been carried out on a state level where it could
be adjusted to local issues, and not by the federal
government according to the 10th Amendment.
One would have to ask who would oppose
giving greater choice to parents and encourag-
ing accountability among schools. The answer
would rest in the teachers unions, specifically the
NEA and the AFT. The NEA and the AFT repre-
sent almost 100 percent of the market for teacher
representation services, and they operate under
a noncompetitive agreement, effectively monop-
olizing education at the local level. The teachers
unions provide the greatest opposition to the
school voucher program, as well as any effort to
empower parents.
I would applaud Prince if he chose to not join
the NEA or the AFT because of these policies,
but if he chooses to support these policies by
joining, then yes, I will blame him for keeping
children in failing schools. If the government is
going to fail the children, then it is because of
the influence wielded by the unions despite the
efforts of reformers to expand choice and
accountability of schools.
John Stowell
Omaha, Neb., senior
In this day and age, it seems that there are
ever-present divisions between groups of
people, including religious and cultural
groups. The divisions between Islam and
Christianity seem particularly great, and
closing that gap can seem bleak. Recently,
experts have said the two religions share
more than either the common Muslim or
Christian thought.
The issues takes on impor-
tance at the University of
Kansas where cultural differ-
ences exist, but are not
always apparent. Many stu-
dents from different back-
grounds are ignorant of
other cultures and back-
grounds, and are not always
given the opportunity to
learn more.
Yusuf Estes, a Muslim
sheik who was once a
Christian preacher, is one
such person.
In an article he wrote that
appeared in the Rutgers
University paper, Estes said he believed that
Christianity and Islam were two of the clos-
est religions in the world. “We have a high
respect for the Bible,” he said, and added
that parts of the Bible appear in the Koran.
Other experts also point out that Jesus
unites the religions.
According to an article in the The Times-
London by William Dalrympl, there were
images of Jesus’ birth and childhood depict-
ed in Islamic art.
He also noted that there were distinct
similarities between Christian and Islamic
practices, such as the Christian Lent, which
includes fasting and repentance. Lent can
be directly tied to the Islamic feast of
Ramadan, which also concerns fasting and
Bashir G. Ahmed, a trustee with the
Islamic Council of Ohio, said religious edu-
cation is important. In the Dayton Daily
News he said, “There are so many misun-
derstandings and misconceptions about
Islam. As Christians, Jews and Muslims, we
are all Abrahamic people who believe in the
oneness of God. We believe in the same
Abrahamics are those who can trace their
origins back to Abraham, who is thought to
have led his people into the land chosen for
them by God.
Some Muslims feel mis-
understood in the United
States, where the religious
culture is dominated by
Christianity. In an article
in the Houston Chronicle,
Azhur Haneef, Muslim
scholar, said, “Islam means
peace. There are so many
misconceptions about the
religion of Islam. It is sim-
ply about obedience to
God and to be at peace
through the submission to
all of creation.”
Christians are attempt-
ing to make amends. In the same article,
David Capes, chairman of the Department
of Christianity and Philosophy at Houston
Baptist University, said, “It may well be that
what we know about Islam is wrong at
worst and partial at best.” He said the
department hopes for religions to better
understand one another.
If both Muslims and Christians come to
realize Capes’ goal, there is hope for univer-
sal understanding.
This understanding has the possibility for
monumental change — maybe even a more
peaceful world. But this will never happen
unless people open their minds to other cul-
tures and other ways of thinking. The key is
to want to learn about other cultures, to
understand people, and to treat others with
✦ Gaby Souza writing for the editorial board.
any of the world’s
problems could be
fixed with just — as
Elvis Costello put it — a
little peace, love and
Emphasis on the under-
standing part.
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With tax returns due soon and refunds usually
sent six to eight weeks later, students have time to
plan what they want to do with their government
checks. The refund checks can be deposited earli-
er with e-file and direct deposit than with tradi-
tional paper returns, according to the IRS’s Web
The student returns can vary from a few dollars
to more than $1,000. Refunds are based on a
filer’s marital status, wages and outside income,
such as stocks.
Some students use the money for necessities.
“I am going to put a lot of it toward school
costs,” said Ryan Henderson, Clearwater senior.
“It will be nice to save it for next semester.”
Henderson said he would be getting a few hun-
dred dollars back this year.
Other students say they will save the money
and either use the money toward tuition or loans.
“I am transferring to American University,” said
Katherine Whitson, Prairie Village sophomore.
“The living costs are about three times as expen-
sive as they are in Lawrence.”
Other students said they would use their refund
for rent, utilities and groceries.
However, amid the frugal saving and careful
spending, some students prefer to spend their
money now.
“I really want to save, and I plan on it,”
Henderson said. “But there will probably be a
portion of it that goes to video games or just
money for going out.”
Still, some students are saving the money to
help pay for trips, either on spring break or this
“I’m using that money to help pay for a road
trip to New Orleans,” said Jon Haugh, Leawood
senior. “That money is going to help me get there
for less than I would have started with.”
Each student will have his own expenditures,
but the trends this year seem to be either saving or
splurging. The size and timing of the refund will
determine each person’s options.
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Call it the Jayhawk Curse. For the past few
years, March has rolled around: The month of
spring break, rain showers and penciled-in brack-
ets, and the Kansas men’s basketball team has
limped into the NCAA Tournament, seemingly
with more questions than answers.
Three years ago, Kansas steamrolled through
the regular season, going a perfect 16-0 in confer-
ence play. Subsequently, the team was thumped
by Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament. In the
first round of the NCAA Tournament, Kirk
Hinrich went down with a severe ankle sprain.
Two years ago the Jayhawks had to make their
March run without then-sophomore forward
Wayne Simien, who was out with a shoulder
injury. And despite a 14-2 Big 12 mark, Kansas
also got stuck with a No. 2 seed in the tournament
in what many deemed the most difficult region of
the bracket that year.
And last March, the team played through
injuries to key players like Simien, then-junior
guard Keith Langford and then-freshman guard
J.R. Giddens.
Of course, those years brought two Final Fours
and an Elite Eight, so maybe the curse dies once
the tournament gets under way. But at least in
approaching March Madness, the ride just never
seems to be that smooth.
Going into this year’s tournament, the word on
everyone’s lips is “Langford,” as in Keith
Langford, clutch scorer and slasher dynamo, who
severely sprained his ankle in the opening min-
utes of last weekend’s loss at Missouri. After play-
ing with torn knee cartilage through much of last
season, Langford had been healthy, more or less,
through all of this year, starting all 27 games
Kansas has played up to this point.
Enter the Jayhawk Curse. Last game of the reg-
ular season, and Langford goes down, and now
his ankle is sports talk fodder for the rest of the
month and another question mark for the team to
ponder as the tournament draws closer. There’s
little doubt he’ll play in the NCAA Tournament,
but just how effective he’ll be at slashing and piv-
oting — the kind of movement that is crucial to
his offensive game — remains to be seen.
But it’s more than injuries; it’s momentum.
Does anyone remember what it felt like three or
four weeks ago when the team was 20-1, 10-0 in
conference, looking at not just a No.1 seed in the
tournament, but probably the No. 1 overall seed?
Fans were walking around with that smug “yeah,
we’re No. 1 all the way to St. Louis” look on their
faces, not a basketball care in the world.
Track star vaults hurdles to NCAAs
For the six KU track and field
members heading into the
NCAA Indoor Championships,
this weekend marks the
moment they’ve been training
for all year. For Amy Linnen,
the road to the NCAAs was full
of speed bumps, detours and
pot holes. But she’s ready. She’s
been there before. And for the
past two years, she’s worked
from the ground up to try to
make it back after injuries and
changing schools.
The senior from Westhampton
Beach, N.Y., automatically quali-
fied for the National
Championships at the Big 12
Championships February 26th
with the jump of 13 feet, 9.25
inches. With one look at
Linnen’s resume, you wouldn’t
expect anything less.
Linnen qualified for
Nationals in 2002 and broke the
national women’s pole-vaulting
record with a jump of 14 feet,
10.25 inches.
As a high school senior she
claimed the No. 1 prep pole-
vaulter position, held the junior
pole vaulting record and was
heavily recruited.
“Being from New York, I
wanted to go somewhere
warm,” Linnen said.
She signed with Arizona,
where she met coach Tom Hays.
“He made me laugh, and we
had a good connection,” Linnen
She said he was the main rea-
son she chose Arizona.
“I got an aggressive attitude
towards the vault,” she said.
“All my timing was together.”
After Hays coached Linnen
to her record-breaking year in
2002, he left Arizona and
became coach at Johnson
County Community College.
After he left, Linnen couldn’t fill
the void, she said.
“I was not happy with the situ-
ation with new coaches, and I
missed him,” Linnen said. “I was
not happy going to Arizona”.
Linnen coped with injuries as
well. She tore her tricep during
her sophomore year and tore a
muscle in her foot during her
junior year.
While the Kansas men’s basketball team is
beginning its postseason play this weekend, the
Kansas football team is beginning to prepare for
next season. Kansas football coach Mark
Mangino’s spring practices will begin Sunday.
The team will practice until
April 16, when the practice will
end at the annual spring game
held in Memorial Stadium.
Wednesday’s practice will be
open to the public. The date and
place of that practice have not
yet been announced.
The spring practices will
include many junior college
players who transferred to
Kansas for the spring semester
and will play for the team next season. Many are
expected to shoulder a large load on the offensive
and defensive lines.
Depth charts will also get a little clearer after
practices finish, as many positions will be very
competitive, including the quarterback position.
Sophomore Adam Barmann, junior Brian Luke,
junior Jason Swanson and freshman Marcus
Herford will compete for the starting job.
— Ryan Colaianni
men to get
on the ball
Senior Amy Linnen
pole vaults
Wednesday afternoon
in Anschutz Sports
Pavillion. Linnen will
join 16 of the nation’s
top pole vaulters at
nationals tomorrow at
the University of
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Kansas State’s Jeremiah Massey gets past Texas A&M’s Marion Pompey to put up a shot during the first round of the Big
12 Tournament yesterday at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. Massey scored 18 points leading Kansas State to a 68-82 win.
Chance for three-peat
Kansas assistant coaches Tim
Jankovich and Kurtis Townsend
were at Kemper Arena last night
scouting out the Kansas State
vs. Texas A&M game. They had
bragging rights on who would
advance to take on the
Jayhawks at 6 tonight.
Jankovich, a former K-State
guard, thought the Wildcats
would pull the off the upset.
Townsend thought the Aggies
would win.
So when the Wildcats won,
66-62, Jankovich flashed
Townsend the “I-told-you-so”
“He told me all the way here
that K-State would win,”
Townsend said. “Now I’m going
to have to hear about it all
On a more serious note, fac-
ing an opponent three times in
one season is no joke — espe-
cially when you’ve already
defeated them twice.
Kansas faced a similar situa-
tion last year. They defeated
Missouri twice in the regular
season and again in the Big 12
Tournament. The final victory
came in the second round of
the Big 12 Tournament, just six
days after Kansas defeated
Missouri in the final game of
its regular season. Tonight’s
match-up will be the second
between Kansas and K-State
in the last nine days, some-
thing the Wildcats think is to
their advantage.
“It’s hard to beat a team three
times in a year,” K-State sopho-
more guard Fred Peete said.
“The dice don’t always roll your
Kansas State senior forward
Justin Williams said he wanted
his team’s play to make the
third time a charm for the
“It’s going to be tough for
them to beat us three times
because we are going to bring a
lot of energy and we are not
going to bow down just because
it is Kansas,” he said.
The Jayhawks will have to do
a better job of containing
Kansas State senior forward
Jeremiah Massey if they want to
advance to tomorrow’s third
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri
is now eligible for the NIT.
After defeating No. 9 seed
Nebraska 70-67 in the first round
of the Big 12 Tournament yester-
day, the No. 8 seed Tigers
improved their record to 16-15 and
assured themselves of at least a
.500 record.
It was the third time this season
that Missouri triumphed against
Nebraska. The Tigers rode the
back of sophomore forward Linas
Kleiza, who scored 26 points and
pulled down 11 rebounds — his
third double-double of the year
against the Cornhuskers.
“They were trying to stop him
from getting touches,” Missouri
coach Quin Snyder said. “But he
didn’t show any frustration and
passed up shots to get the ball to
his teammates. Those are the
unselfish kind of things that I
The Tigers jumped on top of the
Cornhuskers early and held a
seven-point lead at halftime.
Missouri increased its lead to 15
points by starting the second
period with a 12-4 run.
Nebraska wouldn’t go away qui-
etly, though. Guard Jason
Dourisseau hit a layup to cut the
lead to nine with 11:30 left. On the
next possession Charles
Richardson made a three-pointer,
and shortly after Jake Mulheisen
connected on two free throws to
pull Nebraska within four.
Nebraska brought the Kemper
Arena crowd to its feet with just
one minute remaining in the game.
Mulheisen tipped in an air ball,
pulling the Cornhuskers within
two points.
Both teams failed to score on the
next two possessions and Kleiza
was fouled. He made one free
throw, and Nebraska, trailing by
three, had one last chance to force
Freshman guard Joe McCray got
a solid look from the top of the
key, but his shot rattled in and
out, and Missouri escaped with
the victory.
No. 5 Iowa State 77, No. 12 Baylor 57
Iowa State opened the game
with a 17-0 run and never looked
back. All five Cyclone starters
scored double figures, and Baylor
never got within striking distance.
“We had great intensity when
the game began,” Iowa State coach
Wayne Morgan said. “I think that’s
what won us the game.”
The most exciting thing that
happened from that point on was
seeing Iowa State freshman for-
ward Aaron Agnew enter the game.
The 6-foot-10 385-pounder wowed
the crowd with a blocked shot in
the game’s last minute.
No. 10 Kansas State 68, No. 7 Texas A&M 62
Junior forward Antoine Wright
scored a game-high 28 points, but
Kansas State’s Jeremiah Massey, a
senior forward, was just too much
for the Aggies to handle.
After trailing for most of the
ballgame, Massey sparked the
Wildcats by scoring eight straight
“I felt that this could be my last
game, and I had to do something to
get my team the win,” Massey said.
He finished the game with 18
points and seven rebounds.
Sophomore guard Fred Peete
also added 13 points and 14
With the victory, Iowa State
moved closer to an at large birth in
the NCAA Tournament. Selections
for the tournament will be made
Sunday evening.
No. 11 Colorado 81, No. 6 Texas 69
Colorado became the first 11th
seed ever to win a game in the Big
12 Tournament.
Freshman guard Richard Roby
led the Buffaloes with 17 points,
sophomore guard Marcus Hall
added 14, and junior forward
Andy Osborn pitched in 13 and
helped pull off the surprise of the
Texas must now hope that its
season sweep of Oklahoma State is
enough to earn a bid to the NCAA
— Edited by Kendall Dix and
Laura Francoviglia
sports 2b the university daily kansan friday, march 11, 2005
Editor’s Note: The men’s basketball times tomorrow and Sunday are
valid if the Jayhawks advance in the Big 12 Conference Tournament
✦ Softball vs. Louisville, 1 p.m., Arrocha Ballpark
✦Softball vs. Southwest Missouri State, 3 p.m., Arrocha
✦Baseball vs. North Dakota State, 3 p.m., Hoglund Ballpark
✦Women’s golf at Texas, all day, Austin, Texas
✦Men’s basketball vs. K-State, 6 p.m., Kansas City, Mo.
✦ Baseball vs. North Dakota State, 1 p.m., Hoglund Ballpark
✦Diving at NCAA Zone Qualifier, all day, College Station,
✦Men’s basketball vs. TBA, 3:20 p.m., Kansas City, Mo.
✦Softball vs. Louisville, 11 a.m., Arrocha Ballpark
✦Softball vs. Southwest Missouri State, 1 p.m., Arrocha
✦Track at Arkansas, all day, Fayetteville, Ark.
✦Women’s golf at Texas, all day, Austin, Texas
✦ Baseball vs. North Dakota State, 1 p.m., Hoglund Ballpark
✦Diving at NCAA Zone Qualifier, all day, College Station,
✦Men’s basketball vs. TBA, 2 p.m., Kansas City, Mo.
✦Softball vs. Louisville, 11 a.m., Arrocha Ballpark
✦ Women’s golf at Texas, all day, Austin, Texas
Athletics calendar
✦ Men’s
The Moose def. Soccer Hooligans 45-36
K-Unit def. All-Stars 55-49
Untouchables def. Cleveland Steam 62-52
Young Gunz def. More Cowbell 71-42
Jayhawk West def. The Fockers 61-55
The Franchise def. Hall’s Heroes 83-43
White Unit def. Team Fisticuffs 63-36
Bubonic Superchronic def. Isotopes 55-37
✦ Men’s residence hall
Dreamers def. GP Pirate Makers 85-41
✦ Greek
Sigma Nu 1 def. Pi Kappa Alpha 87-34
Beta A-1 def. Delta Chi 2 44-41
Phi Delt A-1 def. DU 4 100-45
✦ Women’s open
Thunder Thighs def. Team Zizzou 43-32
Alpha Gamma Delta def. Kappa Kappa Gamma 2 48-32
✦ Co-Recreational
Slobberknockers def. B-School Bapers 81-50
Shooting Stars def. Sausage Tacos 69-60
intramural scores
Missouri forward Linas Kleiza is fouled by Nebraska forward Wes Wilkinson in
the last seconds of their game during the first round of the Big 12 Tournament
yesterday in Kansas City, Mo. Kleiza converted one of two free throws and made
the score 70-67. Nebraska missed a desperation three-point attempt as time
expired on the next possession.
Tournament opens season
with home field advantage
The Kansas softball team will play in
Lawrence today for the first time this season.
The Jayhawks will host Louisville and Southwest
Missouri State in the Holiday Inn/Jayhawk
Classic this weekend in Arrocha Ballpark.
“It’s great to be back at the friendly confines of
Arrocha Ballpark,” coach Tracy Bunge said.
Kansas will play a double header today. It will
face Louisville at 1 p.m. and Southwest Missouri
State at 3 p.m.
The Jayhawks are coming off an impressive
showing at the Kay Brechtelsbauer Classic last
weekend in Carbondale, Ill. Kansas went 3-1,
defeating Ball State, Southern Illinois and
Valparaiso before losing the rematch to Southern
Illinois, 4-2, in the championship.
Despite losing in the championship, Bunge
said a devastating loss could help the team grow
“As a coach, it’s nice to know we’re not play-
ing our best ball yet,” she said.
The defense has remained consistent through-
out the season. Led by Destiny Frankenstein, co-
captain and junior shortstop, the Jayhawks have
posted an impressive .969 fielding percentage.
The team has improved offensively this sea-
son, hitting .252 at the plate. Frankenstein leads
the Jayhawks with a .380 average. Jessica
Moppin, junior second baseman, leads the team
with 13 RBI and four home runs while posting a
.283 average.
“We need to stay aggressive on offense. Both
at the plate and on the bases,” Bunge said.
The Jayhawks will play another double header
at 11 a.m on Saturday against Louisville and
Southwest Missouri State at 1 p.m. They will fin-
ish the tournament at 11 a.m. Sunday against
— Drew Davison
Jayhawks to play in the
Lone Star State today
The women’s golf team begins its
second tournament of the season
today in Austin, Texas. The
Jayhawks will compete in the Betsy
Rawls Longhorn Invitational through
Sunday, playing a total of three
rounds at the Texas Golf Club.
The Jayhawks will send a team of
five players, plus one medalist who
will play individually. Nine of the 16
teams competing against the
Jayhawks are in the Big 12
Conference. Iowa State and
Colorado are the only two confer-
ence teams not playing.
“It’s probably the strongest field
we will face until the Big 12
Tournament,” coach Erin O’Neil
said. “We are looking at this week as
a Big 12 preview.”
The team will try to rebound from
finishing 14 out of 15 at the Texas
A&M “Mo”morial Invitation. O’Neil
said the team struggled with dis-
tance, and received almost no roll
after the ball landed due to wet
“Some of the girls had seven
woods into par fives for their third
shots,” O’Neil said.
This week, the weather will not be
a factor in keeping the Jayhawks
from success. The forecast calls for
clear skies with highs in the 70s all
O’Neil said the team had been
working hard on course manage-
ment and trying to make better
choices. She also said yesterday’s
practice round went very well, and
that the team was already showing
signs of better decision making.
“The last week or so, we’ve been
getting them to use different clubs
and teaching them new shots,”
O’Neil said.
Sophomore Jill Womble said the
team was pretty fired up.
“We’re just going to pick out tar-
gets, watch our aim, and imagine
the shots that we want to hit,”
Womble said. “We’re going to be
focused and stay positive while
we’re out there.
Last year at the Betsy Rawls
Longhorn invitational, the Jayhawks
finished in 15th out of 18 teams
— Travis Robinett
Tennis to face ranked
Nebraska standout
The women’s tennis team comes
home for the first time this season.
The Kansas Jayhawks (2-8 over-
all, 1-1 Big 12) will host the
Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-2 over-
all, 2-2 Big 12) at noon tomorrow at
the Robinson Courts.
The number one singles match
will feature Kansas freshman
Elizaveta Avdeeva and Nebraska
senior standout Gitte Ostermann.
A three time All-Big 12 first team
selection, Ostermann has estab-
lished herself as one of the top
players in the Big 12 and the entire
“Ostermann is a very talented
player,” Kansas coach Amy Hall-
Holt said. “If Liza comes in with a
competitive mind, I think she’ll do
Ostermann, who has won 20 of
her last 24 matches, enters the
match ranked 25th in the country,
according to the Intercollegiate
Tennis Association.
Avdeeva, who joined the
Jayhawks just two weeks before
the season began in January, has
won three of her last four matches.
The freshman Avdeeva has
stepped into the lineup and earned
the role of playing number one for
the Jayhawks.
The native of Obninsk, Russia,
has already faced five ranked oppo-
nents this season.
The Jayhawks halted a seven-
match losing streak last weekend,
knocking off conference foe Iowa
State, as Kansas registered its first
win in the Big 12 this year.
— Rahul Sharma
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Today’s Big 12 Tournament
✦ No. 8 Missouri vs. No. 1
Oklahoma, 11:30 a.m.
✦ No. 5 Iowa State vs. No. 4
Texas Tech, 2 p.m.
✦ No. 10 Kansas State vs. No.
2 Kansas, 6 p.m.
✦ No. 11 Colorado vs. No. 3
Oklahoma State, 8:20 p.m.
All games in Kemper Arena in
Kansas City, Mo.
Source: Big 12 Conference
round two
Colorado, K-State pull upsets
Coach receives award
for spirit, integrity
Bonnie Henrickson joined a long
list of Big 12 coaches as recipients
of the Carol Eckman Award.
The Eckman award, given out by
the Women’s Basketball Coaches
Association, is awarded to an active
WBCA coach who exemplifies
Eckman’s spirit, specifically in areas
of integrity, spirit, character and
commitment. Former Kansas coach
Marian Washington received the
award in 1991.
“Bonnie demonstrates a genuine
dedication to her student-athletes,
fellow colleagues and the game of
basketball. She is a true model of
what the Carol Eckman Award sym-
bolizes,” WBCA CEO Beth Bass
Henrickson led the Jayhawks to a
12-16 record this season, including
a 5-12 mark in conference. The
Jayhawks’ season ended with a
loss to Missouri.
— Kansan Staff Reports
round. In the first match-up
with the Wildcats, Massey
scored 20 points. In the March
2 contest he made 17. Neither
of those games were easy vic-
tories for the Jayhawks.
Another problem the
Wildcats pose is a rigid zone
defense — something that has
given the Jayhawks problems
all year. Without senior guard
Keith Langford, who will not
play in tomorrow’s game, sen-
ior guards Mike Lee and
Aaron Miles and sophomore
forward J.R. Giddens will have
to penetrate the zone and
knock down some shots.
But it’s Big 12 player of the
year Wayne Simien that K-
State coach Jim Wooldridge is
most concerned about. He
exploded for 25 points and 20
rebounds on the Wildcats in
the last contest.
“Kansas is a great team with
Wayne Simien out there,”
Wooldridge said. “We are
going to have to find another
gear tomorrow. We are going
to have to play better defense
on him, we are going to have
to execute better on offense.
There are a lot of keys to beat-
ing a team like Kansas.”
Some people say the third
time is a charm, but Massey
said the Wildcats wouldn’t
need luck, they would just
need to play hard.
“We know KU is one of the
best teams in the country, but
we are a great team too,”
Massey said. “We are just
going to go out there and fight
and hopefully come out with a
The winner of tonight’s
game will face the winner of
the Colorado vs. Oklahoma
State game at 3:20 p.m. tomor-
— Edited by Austin Caster
sports friday, march 11, 2005 the university daily kansan 3b
Improving Jayhawks to face Bison tonight
With two weeks before Big 12
Conference play kicks off,
Kansas still has some work to
do, starting tonight against
North Dakota State.
The Bison (0-7-1) will visit
the Jayhawks (13-8) for the first
of North Dakota State’s 11
games on the road. Kansas will
return home after going 1-3 in
the NBC Classic in Starkville,
Miss., last weekend.
North Dakota State, playing its
first year in Division I, has not
faced an opponent since Feb. 26.
That game against Sacramento
State ended in a 4-4 tie.
North Dakota State’s search
for its first victory continues
against an improving Jayhawk
team. Although the win count at
the NBC Classic was not what
Kansas wanted, coach Ritch
Price said his team made large
steps toward solid defense and
trustworthy pitching.
“I would hope that we would
continue to make progress in
both of those areas so we can
get on a consistent basis,” he
said. “We need to play well
every weekend defensively.”
Junior shortstop Ritchie Price
had a large role in the defensive
turnaround for the Jayhawks in
Mississippi. Price, who had 13
errors last season, has accumu-
lated nine in the team’s first 21
games. But he played perfect
defense against ranked oppo-
nents Stanford and Mississippi
State earlier in the year.
“He is such an impact player
at the position he plays,” Ritch
Price said. “I think anytime you
start talking about team defense
you start at catcher, then short-
stop and then to centerfield.”
Junior outfielder Jared
Sullivan leads the Bison starters
at the plate, hitting .350 thus far.
Equally important is his .519
on-base percentage. Sullivan’s
talent also extends to the
mound, as he is scheduled to
start in game one on Friday.
Charles Magedanz, junior
second baseman, is tied for the
top spot in RBI with five while
hitting at a .278 clip.
Despite the offensive produc-
tion, the Bison, coached by
Mitch McLeod, are hitting .201
as a team while opponents aver-
age more than a hundred points
higher at .304.
Kansas seems to be averaging
the opposite, hitting .299 as a
team, while holding its oppo-
nents at .235. But the Jayhawks
have left 197 runners on base
versus their opponents’ 158.
“We need to continue to
make progress with runners in
scoring position, particularly
with two outs,” Price said.
“We’ve done a nice job of
bunching 10 or 11 hits together,
but we haven’t been bunching
them with runners in scoring
Junior outfielders Gus Milner,
A.J. Van Slyke and Matt Baty
have been leading the way at the
plate for the Jayhawks. Milner
leads the starters with a .375
batting average. Van Slyke has
hit three home runs to lead the
team runs. No Jayhawk has
been to the plate more than
Baty’s 88 times, and he still has
a .344 batting average.
Heading into today’s game,
North Dakota State’s pitching
staff has compiled a 8.60 ERA
while Kansas’ pitchers are at 3.52.
Senior left-hander Mike
Zagurski will take the mound in
the series opener. Zagurski (3-2)
has been the most consistent
Kansas starter. His 3.03 ERA is
overshadowed by his 47 to 9
strikeouts to walks.
Sophomore left-hander Sean
Land (2-1) is penciled in for
tomorrow along with junior
right-hander Kodiak Quick (4-
1) on Sunday. Price said senior
right-hander Clint Schambach
(2-2) and junior closer Don
Czyz were scheduled to come
out of the bullpen.
“We’re going to try and set
these two weeks up to go into
the Big 12,” Price said of the
Sullivan (0-1), the right-
handed Bison starter, leads the
team with 13 innings pitched.
He has compiled a 7.62 ERA.
No North Dakota State starting
pitcher has thrown past the
sixth inning yet this season.
The first pitch is scheduled
for 3 p.m. in Hoglund Ballpark.
— Edited by Azita Tafreshi
It does feel like a long time
ago, because now Kansas has
lost three straight on the road
and four of its last six overall.
To win the Big 12 Tournament,
the team is looking at three
tough games against the likes of
Kansas State or Texas A&M,
and in all likelihood, Oklahoma
State and Oklahoma.
Two weeks ago, in Allen
Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks had to
shoot 66 percent to beat the
Cowboys by two, and against the
Sooners, they were down by 15 at
halftime before losing by eight.
But enough about the Big 12
Tournament, because who
cares, right? Maybe a strong
showing could push Kansas
back to a No.1 seed in the
NCAA Tournament, but that’s a
big maybe, even if the team does
sweep through to the confer-
ence title. It’s what comes after
that counts, the Field of 65, the
Big Dance, whatever you want
to call it.
And right now, with
Langford ailing and the team on
a 2-4 cold streak and the
Jayhawk Curse rearing its ugly
head, what comes next could be
— Edited by Kendall Dix
“I’ve had a lot of injuries that
lowered my confidence, but you
can’t do anything about it,”
Linnen said.
Linnen followed Hays to
Johnson County. She trained
there for the summer, then Hays
suggested she compete at the
University of Arkansas.
“He encouraged me and said
that they had the same coaching
philosophy,” Linnen said.
When she couldn’t get eligi-
bility to attend class there, she
was stuck. But by fall, Kansas
hired Hays as its vertical jumps
coach. Linnen knew where she
needed to go.
“He’s definitely had an impact.
We have a relationship where I
can have confidence with what
he says,” Linnen said.
Back with her coach, Linnen
said she anticipated competing
at a national level again.
“I’ve gone through a lot of
emotions,” Linnen said. “I
wanted to compete in the
NCAAs my senior year. Hearing
my name followed by KU was
shocking at first, but I’ve made
the adjustment.”
Linnen’s confidence has
returned, and as she travels
with her teammates into
Fayetteville, Ark., for the cham-
pionships, she knows what’s
expected of her.
“At the nationals, anything
can happen. I want to win,”
Linnen said. “That’s my goal,
and I’m capable of doing it.”
Linnen said that the team,
coaches and teammates had
welcomed her. “I feel the com-
munity is nice, and with the KU
relays, people really know
about track. And the history.
Just look at the records.”
As for after this season,
Linnen said she definitely felt at
home training in Lawrence.
“I want to continue at KU.
I’d like to continue training
with the team, like Leo
(Bookman) does. I haven’t hit
my potential yet.”
It’s a long road toward quali-
fying in the National Indoor
Championships. When it’s fin-
ished, Amy Linnen will have
logged more miles than anyone.
— Edited by Jesse Truesdale
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Mon-Fri. Start as soon as April or as late
as June. Call for qualifications. Children’s
Learning Center 205 N. Michigan
841-2185 EOE
P/T leasing agent. Weekends+ some after-
noons through August. Apply in person
15th (Bob Billings) & Crestline Drive.
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey!
KU disabled student seeks help with light
housekeeping and errands by responsi-
ble, mature KU fem. student. Very flexi-
ble hours. Ideal for student schedule.
5-15 hrs/wk. 838-4193
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The Lawrence Journal-World has an open-
ing for a part time D2D rep. The hours in-
clude afternoons, evenings and/or week-
ends. The ideal candidate will be orga-
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and internet. Unlimited commission
Please submit resume to: Lawrence Jour-
nal-World attn:Circulation Sales Manager
609 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, KS
66044. Or e-mail resume to Call 832-7220 for
more info.
Front desk help needed for shifts 7am to
3 pm & 3pm to 11 pm. Involves week-
ends. Flexible schedule. Please apply in
person at Hampton Inn.
Now hiring for positions in our nursery &
preschool room. Every Thursday morning.
Pay is $6.50-$7 per hr. Call Mandy at
843-2005 extension 201 to schedule an in-
Naismith Hall is now taking applications
for residential assistant positions for
2005-2006 school year and possibly sum-
mer. Please pick up applications at front
desk at Naismith Hall. 1800 Naismith Dr.
Amateur Female Models 18-23
wanted for fashion and glamour photogra-
phy-No nudity required. Cash paid + in-
Freelance Model Scouts wanted.
Send us models and get paid.
Metal arts studio PT painter/gallery atten-
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Mystery Shoppers
Needed to work at local Establishments
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Multiple positions FT/PT
Up to $19/Hour
Call 1-800-724-2078
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needed; sports, water, art; apply online;
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Are you passionate about the outdoors
and people? Then you could be just the
person we’re looking for! Sunflower Out-
door & Bike Shop is looking for either
full or part-time people to help folks out-
doors. Prior retail experience a plus but
not a requirement. Apply in person at 804
Massachusetts St., Downtown Lawrence.
Now hiring full-time and part-time house
painters. Must have professional experi-
ence or artistic skills. Call 766-9900
P/T help wanted Prairie Highlands Golf
Course, hourly + tips, food & beverage po-
sition. Must be 21+. 913-856-7235 ext. 4
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Located Next to SUPER TARGET
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New Apartments
1 & 2 Bdrms
Cable/Internet paid
Brand New Duplexes
Summer Tree West
2 Bdrms $550-$650
(785) 840/9467
Cats Accepted
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Leasing Fall 05 - Studio, 1 & 2 BRMS
Most utilities paid, Swimming Pool,
New Continental Breakfast
1741 W. 19th St
Apartments & Townhomes
Sat. March 12th
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Starting at:
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2BR - $695
3 BR - $930
● Full Size Washer/Dryers
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● Flexible lease terms
Office Hours
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Sat. 11-3, Sun. 12-3
Located at the SE
Corner of Clintn Pkwy
& Wakarusa Dr.
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Sat. March 12
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1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
Refreshments and
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(785) 749-1288
Gated 1, 2 & 3 BRs
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Full size W/D
Pool, Hot Tub,
Fitness Center
Free DVDs & Breakfast
All Inclusive
Packages Available
3601 Clinton Parkway
1, 2 & 3 BRs
Large Unique Floorplans
W/D, Pool & Hot Tub &
Fitness Center
700 Comet Lane
Leasing FALL 2005!
Luxury Apartments
NEWDVD Library &
Continental Breakfast
Short walk to campus
1942 Stewart Avenue
Now Leasing
for fall
Luxury apts
1, 2 & 3 BRs
DVD library & free
continental breakfast
2001 W. 6 St.
1-2-3 Bed
$99 Deposit
Call for Specials
4500 Overland Dr.
Now Leasing
Dorms, Studios, 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom
Free furnishing available
On KU Bus Routes
On-site Laundry
On-site Managers
24hr. Emergency Maintenance
Swimming Pool
Pets Allowed
Show Units Open daily
No appointments needed.
Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat. 10am-4pm
15th and Kasold
Townhome Living
edroom Specials
Mackenzie Place
Now Leasing For August!
• 2 and 3 Bedroom
• Microwave
• Washer & Dryer
• Deck or patio
• Close to campus
• Privately Owned
• Kitchen appliances
• Reliable landlord services
749-1166 Call Today! 1133 Kentucky
Valuable Coupon
1/2 OFF Your First Month
With A New Lease!
1,2 & 3 Bedrooms
Aberdeen Apartments & Townhomes
2300 Wakarusa Dr.
$99 Deposit Special
OR 1 Month Free
Rents Starting at $485
Just West of
Iowa on 26th
Pool & Fitness
Alarm System
Fully Equipped Kitchen
(at Tuckaway/Harper)
Built in TV
(at Tuckaway)
Tuckaway has two pools,
hot tubs, basketball court,
fitness center and gated entrance
2600 w 6th Street
Call 838-3377
Harper Square
2201 Harper Street
Hutton Farms
Kasold and Peterson
Brand New!
Gated residential homes for lease
From 1 Bedrooms with
garage up to single family homes
Clubhouse, fitness, swimming pool,
walking trail, car wash, plus more!
Bring this in with your application and re ceive
$300. off deposit. Offer expires 5/13/04
“The Ultimate in Luxury Living”
• Luxury 1,2,3 BR apts.
• Full size washer and dryer
• 24 hour fitness room
• Computer Center
• Pool with sundeck
1/4 mile west on Wakarusa
5000 Clinton Parkway
Remodeled! Eastview Apts. 1025 Miss.
Studio, 1 &2 BRs. Avail. Aug. 1. Midwest
Property Mgmt. 841-4935
Now Leasing for fall, 3 bdrm
2 bath town homes on Adam Ave.
1700 sq. ft, 2 garages, NO PETS.
Ask about SPECIAL. 841-4785
4 BDRM Townhouses/Duplexes
2 car garages, large room sizes. Starting
at $1300 a mo. Call 766-6302.
3 BR, duplex 2 BA, 1 car garage. 2 YR.
old. W/D hookup. no pets and no smok-
ing. Aug 1. 804 New Jersey $900/mo.
4 BR, 3 BA. Al l appl i cances, W/D i n-
cluded. Close to KU. $1160/mo. Great
condition. On bus route. Call 841-3849
Walk to Campus! 1712 Ohio. 3 & 4 BR
Apts. Avai l . Aug. 1. Mi dwest Property
Mgmt. 841-4935
MENTS! They’re in renovated older
houses. Avail. Aug. Studio-$375
1BR-$479 2BR-$120 Each apt.
unique. You can walk to KU & down-
town, some have D/W, wood floors,
porches, NO two are alike, de-
clawed neutered cats ok. Call Jim &
Lois at 841-1074
apts. avail. now at Jayhawk Property
Management. 1 BR- $400/mo., DW, CA,
on KU bus rte. 2 BR- $450/mo., on KU
bus rte. Water pd. on all units. Short term
leases avail. Office open 12-5, Mon.-Fri.
at 1912 W. 25th or Call 785-842-3416
2, 3&4 BR Townhome avai l . Aug.1. &
June 1. Newer, clean units, all appliances
i ncl . No pets. Rent ranges from
$595-$975. Call 785-766-9823
Avail June. Small 2 BR apt. 13th & Ver-
mont. DW, AC, off-street parking, no dogs
& near campus. 316-518-0860 / 841-1074
1, 2, 3 & 4 BR apts. & town homes
Now Leasing for Summer & Fall
walk-in closets, patio/balcony swimming
pool, KU bus route.
Or call 785-843-0011 to view
Apt. for rent, perfect for couples, 1 BR +
BR sized loft area can be used as office
etc. Garage, FP, skylight, ceiling fan, W/D
hookup, patio, all kitchen appliances. No
pets, no smoking. Avail. Aug. Very nice.
2901 University Drive. $615 mo. 748-9807
Digital Cameras, MP3 Players, TVs from
$10. Pol i ce Sei zed! For i nfo cal l
800-366-0307 ext.m769.
2 & 3 BR Houses
Large Living Areas & Kitchens
2 & 3 BR starting at $750
Leasing for Fall
2 BR, 1919 Rhode Island, remodeled with
W/D, wood floors, cable ready, basement,
garage. $825/mo. 785-749-7755.
Sublease for female avail. today!
3 BR 2 1/2 BAtownhouse, W/D, garage,
rent $308 mo. plus 1/3 util. & great loca-
tion. Please call Courtney 970-596-2100
Karli 847-863-3630
Teachers assistant needed 12-6p.m. Mon-
Fri. Apply at Children’s Learning Center
205 N. Michigan (785) 841-2185. EOE
Immediately Avail. Remodeled apts. for
rent. 1 BR, 1 block from campus. 1106
Louisiana.$435/mo. Call Mark 766-6185
Now taking applications for shift leaders
and crew members. Insurance, vacation,
401K. Apply in person.1408 W 23rd St or
1220 W 6th St. Lawrence, KS
Busy work at home mother is looking for a
female early childhood education, child
psychology or other similar major to care
for a happy, curious 2 year old girl in my
home. 6 hrs a week to start, and occa-
sional evening. Flexible schedule avail.
Begi n i n Apri l and must be avail.
throughout the summer. Pleasant envi-
ronment and excellent pay. References
and experience with children a must. Call
Jennifer at 979-6502.
Seeking quiet fem. grad. student room-
mate. Room i n spaci ous 800 sq. ft.
ground l evel apt. wi th W/D, DW.
$175/mo. plus util. Must be quiet and stu-
Great Summer Housing
3-4 BR, 3 BA, 2 car, W/D hookups, mow-
ing incl. Avail. May 1. through summer
and/or fall. $350-$400/person. No smok-
ing/ pets. Brand new subdivision. 1848
Vi l l o Woods (19th & Del aware).
1 BR townhome, all amenities, garage,
balcony, fireplace, 854 sq. ft, $580 + util.
mo., NO pets. 913-486-9519.
Cars from $500! Honda, Chevy, Ford,
Jeep,Toyota, etc. Police Impounds &Tax
Repos! For listings 800-366-0124 ext.
All adult movies
$12.98 & Up
1900 Haskell 785- 841-7504
Moving to Hawaii, must sell. 1995 Jeep
Grand Cherokee Laredo V8, 4WD, excel-
lent condition, leather seats, new engine/
wi th warranty, qual i ty stereo system,
trailer hitch/ wiring, snowboard/ski rack,
$5900 OBO, 841-9419
4 BR, 1.5 BA, 2 lg living rooms, W/D, AC,
one block off campus, fenced yard. 1728
W 19th Terr. $1300/mo. 913-888-4700.
PT help for residential cleanings. Trans-
portation necessary. Flexible hours.
Call 842-6204
STUDENTS NEEDED to participate in
speech perception experiments. $8 per
hour. Must be a native speaker of English.
Contact the Perceptual Neuroscience Lab or 864-1461
Part Time Work for Coffee Lovers
Mochadoo’s The Coffee Place. 6th Street
HyVee west entrance. Experience pre-
ferred but not necessary. Great Pay, Fun
Job, Apply in Person.
Best Value! California Apts. 501 Califor-
nia Studios, 1,2, & 3 BRs. From $415.
Avail. Now & Aug.1. 841-4935
Available 8-1, 2 BR, 1 BA at 1038 Ten-
nessee, quiet, no smoking, no pets, CA,
W/D, large front porch, patio, wood floor,
1 YR. lease. $685. 785-550-6812.
Eddingham Place Apts.
24th & Naismith
Large 2 BR
Up to $100/ mo. OFF.
Call for specials
Avail. June. We have a cute 2 BR
apt. w/ study in a renovated older
house. With off-street parking, pri-
vate deck, DW, wood floors, window
A/C. Walk to KU or Downtown. No
dogs. $730/mo. Call Jim & Lois
AVAIL. NOW! 3 BR, 2 BA, lg., 1315 W.
4th. On bus route, new appliances, DW,
W/D, pets ok, $750. 785-550-7325
Near KU; Studio and 1 BR apts. Rm. or of-
fice apt. in private home. Possible ex-
change for misc. labor. Call 841-6254
Quail Creek Apts.
Large Studios, 1, 2, & 3 BRs
Up to $100/ mo. OFF.
Call for specials
KU Med.1 and 2 BR. www.uni versi ty- 913-236-5600. $450-550
with move in specials. Newly remodeled,
laundry, parking.
Female Roommate wanted for 3 BD apt.
$280 /mo. plus 1/3 util. Lease from 8/05
-7/06. Call for details. (785)-706-0223.
Semester lease Avail. 3 or 4 BR house.
Next to KU. Great house, great location.
Call 841-3849
Female roommate wanted to share 4 BR
Town home. $215/mo. no deposit. Move
in April 10. Contact Jamie 785-550-6141.
Seeking 3 fem. for 3 BR adjacent to KU
Athletic center. Avail. Aug 1 ‘05. Stdnt Oc-
cupied.Seen by appt. only. 785-528-4876
Avai l . 8/1 at 1037 Tennessee, 1 YR
leases. Quiet, no smoking, no pets, off str.
parking, W/D hook-up, wood floors and
large front porch. 2 BR, 1 BA $675 + secu-
rity dep. & util. and 1BR, 1 BA attic apt.,
great deck, $415 + security dep & util.
Avail. 6/1 1BR, 1 BA basement apt. $310
+ security dep. & util. (785) 550-6812.
Avail. June bright 2 BR apt. 14th & VT.
Ren. house. No dogs. Wood flrs., W/D,
DW. $689/mo. 816-560-3219 or 841-1074
Roommate wanted for house off Naismith.
3 BD, 1 BA. Internet ready and ni ce.
$350/mo. util included. Call Dan 856-5918.
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Classifieds Friday, March 11, 2005 the university daily kansan 5B
Imagine participating in a
sport with a season that runs
from September to May. Now
imagine not being able to prac-
tice for half of the season. The
team still plays the games, only
without working on team
strengths or weaknesses.
Welcome to the world of the
KU Sailing Club. While most
of the other teams in its league
are from warmer climates and
can practice year-round, cold
Kansas weather prevents the
team from practicing from
about Thanksgiving through
spring break.
“We have started really slow
in the last few regattas,” said
captain Tim Fitzgerald, Wichita
sophomore. “This seems to be
a product of our lack of prac-
tice, especially during the cold
season. It really is something
to compete as we are against
teams from the south.”
In college sailing, a regatta is
the equivalent of a tournament
and consists of individual
races. The number of races
depend on the number of
teams competing, usually
between 12 and 18. Each team
brings one boat to the race,
however, instead of using only
its boat, each team uses every
boat that is at the race. This
allows for no team to have an
unfair advantage.
The scores for each school’s
A and B teams are added
together and, just like in golf,
low score wins. In addition,
when a boat breaks one of the
racing rules, they have to com-
plete a 720 degree spin before
continuing. Because races are
often decided by less than 30
feet, this is a major setback.
The team, which competes
in about 10 regattas a year, has
been successful this year, con-
sistently placing in the top five
in overall standings.
“It’s been going pretty well
this year,” said Jillian Moritz, a
fifth-year senior from
Columbia, Mo. “This has been
a rebuilding year because we
are very young and inexperi-
enced. Once we start practic-
ing again, I think we’ll be able
to step it up a little.”
Recruitment is another
obstacle for the team.
“We are at a disadvantage
from other teams because we
don’t have as many people
come out who have been sail-
ing all their life,” Fitzgerald
said. “We often train people to
sail with little or no experi-
ence. It makes it a lot more dif-
ficult to start from scratch.”
Because the team doesn’t
have a coach, Fitzgerald said,
experienced team members
have to step up and fulfill lead-
ership roles in order for the
team to improve. In addition
to training new members and
coaching themselves, the team
has to pay for equipment
upkeep and supplies.
“We have to do our own
fundraising and boat mainte-
nance, which better-funded
schools don’t have to deal
with,” Fitzgerald said. “I guess
that’s why we’re so motivated
to win.”
Team members hope KU stu-
dents and Lawrence citizens
will come out to support them.
Their upcoming regatta will
start mid-morning and end
about 3 p.m. on April 16 at
Clinton Lake.
“College sailing is the best
version of the sport for specta-
tors, because you can really see
what’s going on,” Fitzgerald
said. “It’ll be a great day to grab
a grill and cooler and head to
the lake to cheer us on.”
— Edited by Lori Bettes
sports 6b the university daily kansan friday, march 11, 2005
Movin’ on up
Courtney Kuhlen/KANSAN
Ashton Martin, El Dorado sophomore ensures his footing yesterday afternoon as he
climbs up the side of Malott Hall. Martin, a member of KU’s rock climbing club, scaled the
lower part of the building with Ben Reader, Wichita freshman.The two said they free climbed
on buildings occasionally when the weather was nice. “We’re smart about it,” Martin said.
The two stayed within about 10 feet of the ground.
Practice season sails
past winter into spring
KU club sailors
Tim Fitzgerald
and Jillian
Moritz sail in
after winning
two races at
Texas A&M
earlier this
year. The team
has succeeded
despite not
being able to
practice dur-
ing much of
its season
because of
cold weather.
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