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AbleHawks want voice
Disability group campaigns for Senate representation
By MaLinda osBorne

disability issues

mosborne@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer

Zach Coble, Winfield junior, is tired of stereotypes associat with disabled persons. “A big misconception is they are somehow less able to do things or should be pitied,” said Coble, who has cerebral palsy. “The disability is just another part of our lives, not something

that inhibits our ability to get things done.” AbleHawks began its campaign at its meeting Tuesday night to get an appointed seat on Student Senate. AbleHawks is an advocate group formed to raise awareness of disability issues at the University of Kansas. Coble, AbleHawks member, said a Senate seat would ensure fair representation for the campus’s disabled community,

Disabilities issues AbleHawks hope to work on: F More note-takers available students with learning disabilities and incentives for those note-takers F Help in receiving information about insurance and employment opportunities F More handicap access ramps for buildings F Wider handicap access ramps F More handicap-accessible bathroom stalls F Handicap access for buses F Bringing speakers to campus
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which makes up nearly 10 percent of the student population. “If you look at any piece of legislation, almost everything

affects disabled people,” Coble said. “The Senate needs
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Maintenance workers make repairs on the top of the Facilities and Operations Building. The repairs took place yesterday afternoon.

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Silenced whistle to sound again
It will be turned on for students as early as next week
By GaBy souza

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brittani Perry, Houston junior, and Marina burton, Topeka senior, prepare to meet prospective recruits at the Multicultural Pan-Hellenic Event in the Kansas Union Tuesday evening. Both are members of the sorority Delta Sigma Theta, which has an active reputation on campus for doing programs such as a Sister to Sister Bonding event, AIDS Dinner, and the Delta Challenge. The sorority has existed at the University since 1925.

For some greek houses, recruitment a ‘24-hour, seven-day-a-week job’
NPHC groups continue to seek members
By Louis Mora

lmora@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer

Recruitment activities for most sororities and fraternities at the University of Kansas ended last week. For greek houses in the Na-

tional Pan-Hellenic Council, it is only beginning. Unlike the other greek organizations, there is no formal recruitment week for NPHC. This week is their opportunity to gain the attention of potential new members. More than 40 people interested in NPHC visited with members of the seven fraternities and sororities Tuesday evening at the Kansas Union. “NPHC is one of the underrecognized councils on the campus compared to the In-

terfraternity Council and PanHellenic,” said Will Clayton, Kansas City, Mo., senior and vice president of NPHC. “So we really want to raise awareness about NPHC and that NPHC really does exist and there are other fraternities and sororities on campus that do things for the campus as well.” NPHC at the University consists of five active, historically black sororities and fraternities and a Latino fraternity and Latina sorority. This week allows

the fraternities and sororities to better understand who is interested in joining the NPHC community. Through word of mouth, informational meetings and conversations with prospective members the fraternities and sororities of NPHC try to spread its message. “For the most part recruitment for us is a 24 hour, seven day a week job,” Melinda Benavidez,
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Throughout the first weeks of classes, students at the University of Kansas have not been saved by the whistle. The steam whistle which previously announced the end of class at 20 and 50 minutes after the hour has been temporarily turned off because of roof repairs at the KU Power Plant, where the whistle is located. Mike Burke, senior supervisor of the power plant, said the whistle was a safety concern for the workers on the roof. The volume of the whistle’s blast could cause hearing damage to the workers. Also, if they were standing close to the edge of the roof when the whistle went off, the sound could startle them and cause them to fall off the roof, Burke said. Once repairs are completed, the whistle will be turned back on, said Jim Long, vice provost of facilities planning and management. Joe Orosco, head of access services reserve department at Watson Library, said that because the library neighbors the power plant to the east, in the past he could hear the whistle clearly. But, he hadn’t noticed that the whistle hadn’t blown this

previously announced the end of class at 20 and 50 minutes after the hour has been temporarily turned off because of roof repairs at the KU Power Plant, where the whistle is located.
semester. Sami Al-Otaibi, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, sophomore, said he didn’t notice the whistle’s absence either. But he added if the whistle was not used again, he would miss it. The power plant’s roof repairs could end next week, depending on the weather, said Roger Harmon, construction manager of Design and Construction Management. The repairs started June 1. Right now, the workers are hottarring the roof, one of the last steps in the process. The power plant building is more than 100 years old and the roof was in desperate need of repair, Burke said. “It needed to be done and we’re finally getting it done,” Burke said. — Edited by Becca Evanhoe

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Freshmen candidates prepare for upcoming Senate elections
By John Jordan

jjordan@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer

Brittany Ramos never got to participate in student government in high school. After being vice president of the safety patrol at her elementary school in Dallas and vice-president of her middle school student body, sports became the focus of her extracurricular activities in high school. But now Ramos, Overland Park freshman, is getting an opportunity Today’s weather

to join student politics. She is running in the upcoming freshmen elections for Student Senate. “I really like being in charge of things and making big decisions,” Ramos said. “I regretted not being able to participate in high school.” Each fall, freshmen run for one of five spots available on Senate. Tomorrow is the deadline for freshmen to turn in applications. Freshmen elections will be held Sept. 6 and 7. Only freshmen can vote in the elections.

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Freshmen Student Senate applications are due tomorrow by 5 p.m. They can be picked up and returned to the Student Senate office in the Kansas Union, room 410. Included with the applications: F A $20 filing fee or 50 freshmen signatures F A Dean’s stamp to verify enrollment
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Freshmen have had their own elections since the 2003 school year, said Kevin McKenzie, Salina senior and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences senator, who

co-authored the referendum that added the elections in 2003. “We fought for senate seats for freshmen because they were a huge group of students at KU

who did not get to elect their representatives,” McKenzie said. “The motivation was to ensure that all students had a chance to help determine who their elected representatives were.” Last fall, 24 students ran for freshmen spots, according to an article published in the University Daily Kansan. Luke Thompson, Spring 2005 elections commission chairman, who also worked with freshmen elections this year, said he expected around 20 students

to run, but he wouldn’t be surprised if more applied. Thompson said the number of students running in freshmen elections has increased each year since the elections began. Hannah Love, Dodge City sophomore and sophomore CLAS senator, said there are several major differences between freshmen elections and general Senate elections held in the spring. Freshmen candidates
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Aaron Olsen, Overland Park sophomore, had a dream of growing a garden that would benefit local soup kitchens. PAGE 2A

University land converted to garden

Lynn Hamilton takes an in-depth look at the world of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers. Learn what type of person it really takes to give so much to children who have been given so little.

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Students upset by ordinance
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Volunteers share dream, garden
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Megan Hollenbeck, Prairie Village senior, and her three roommates were shocked to learn of a complaint made against them by a neighbor. Around March she and her roommates, who live in a house on the 1700 block of Indiana Street, went to their landlord to discuss renewing their lease. Their landlord told them someone had complained too many people were living in their house, Hollenbeck said. Hollenbeck said the landlord explained that although they were good tenants, they would be taken to court if one of them did not move out. Because more than three non-related people were living in the same house in a single-family district, the four women were violating the occupancy ordinance 7323. Www.lawrenceplanning.org defines a family as a person living alone; two or more people related by blood, marriage or legal adoption living together; or a group of three or fewer people not related by blood or marriage living together. The Web site also contains a colorcoded map showing where single family districts are located. “We never even had one party,” Hollenbeck said. “We were really quiet, kept the house clean and paid on time. The neighbors all seemed to like us. I’m still pretty upset about it.” The number of residents allowed in a house isn’t the only ordinance that affects students; they should also be aware of noise and parking ordinances. If a house makes excessive noise constituting disturbance of peace, the resi-

neighbors all seemed to like us. I’m still pretty upset about it.”
Megan Hollenbeck
Prairie Village senior dents are in violation of noise ordinance 14-413. According to www.lawrencepolice.org, each year the Lawrence Police Department responds to more than 2,500 noise-related phone calls. First time offenders may receive only a warning. Additional calls result in a citation. One citation results in a fine, Sgt. Dan Ward of the Lawrence Police Department said. If the residents receive two or more citations, they could be evicted. Ward said for a resident’s first violation of a noise ordinance, it is the officer’s decision whether the resident receives a warning or a citation. Officers are more likely to give a citation when the situation is out of control and the resident is uncooperative, he said. Although penalties for parking ordinance violations are not as serious, violators do receive fines from the city. People are not allowed to park cars in front or side yards or stay in the same spot on the street for more than 48 hours. According to www.lawrencepolice. org, it is illegal to park within 30 feet of a traffic control device, within 20 feet of a crosswalk, within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or more than one foot from a curb. It is also illegal to block a private drive. — Edited by Erin Wisdom

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Timberlake takes apology for cheating accusations
LONDON — Justin Timberlake has accepted an apology and damages from a tabloid newspaper that falsely accused him of cheating on girlfriend Cameron Diaz with a British model. Timberlake had filed a libel lawsuit at London’s High Court over a July 2004 claim in the News of the World that he had a fling with model Lucy Clarkson. Benjamin Beabey, lawyer for the tabloid’s publisher, News Group Newspapers Ltd., said yesterday that the News of the World apologized “for the distress and embarrassment caused by this article. It entirely accepts that the allegations are without foundation. ” Clarkson’s lawyer, David Griffiths, said the model acknowledged that the story was “an entire fabrication on her part. ” “Yet again, a tabloid has been caught lying, said Timberlake’s publicist, Ken ”
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Sunshine, in a statement. “Thankfully the judicial process worked, but how many cases like this will it take before these tabloids feel obligated to print the truth?” Timberlake’s lawyer, Simon Smith, said the allegations had caused damage to the singer’s “personal and professional reputations. ” He said the publisher had agreed to pay “a substantial undisclosed sum as damages. Clarkson had agreed to pay ” “a sum equal to that which she agreed to receive from the News of the World” for her story. The defendants also had agreed to pay Timberlake’s legal costs, Smith said. “In the light of these developments, Mr. Timberlake has decided not to pursue these proceedings and considers that his reputation has been fully vindicated, Smith said. ” Sunshine added that Timberlake planned to donate the damages money to charity.
— The Associated Press

Thousands of people may have walked through the field of weeds, seeing the dilapidated playground equipment and rusting tricycles. It took five years of decay before a student walked by and saw something different. That day, Aaron Olsen, Overland Park sophomore, looked across the sloping lot between the Wesley Building and Margaret Amini Scholarship Hall, east of the Kansas Union, and envisioned a garden on the land the Hilltop Child Development Center left five years ago. Tomatoes, green beans, carrots, parsley, garlic and onions interspersed with colorful flowers ... “It’s kinda just a dream, but ...” he shrugged. Olsen, a biochemistry and cellular biology major, wants to transform the unused, 2,000-plus-square-foot parcel of University of Kansas land into a large garden and donate the produce to local soup kitchens. He put the plan into motion during finals week in the spring when he approached the University with his request. “I was excited by the idea,” Lynn Bretz, director of University Relations, said. “But I knew we had some hurdles.” The first test for Olsen’s idea came before he even picked up a shovel. He needed to write a detailed proposal, so he spent the summer learning every inch of the land: collecting soil samples, counting the number of trees on the plot and deciding how he would turn this unwanted parcel of land into a garden. After completing liability forms and other legal paperwork with the help of the Center for Community Outreach and University officials, Olsen gained permission to grow a garden and received $500 for soil and equipment from Student Senate. Olsen then lined up a few volunteers and gained 20 more at the club and organization fair during Hawk Week. He named the project Campus Garden and has created a Web site, www.ku.edu/~cgarden. Olsen first sunk his shovel into the

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Aaron Olsen, Overland Park sophomore, breaks ground on a site he has secured to build a garden for an organization he started, called Campus Garden. He plans on donating all produce to local soup kitchens. soil Aug. 11. He planted a row of irises, rosemary and chives in a small triangle of weeds bordered by a building, a sidewalk and a wooden fence, with a stone ashtray filled with Marlboro butts at its vertex. It took him 10 hours to mix the soil and plant the 8-by-2 feet row. “It’s kind of my experimentation ground,” he said. He knows it will take at least a year and thousands of sweaty hours before all the land resembles a garden. “The way I think about it, it would maybe be more efficient to have a fund-raising event and take the money to Costco or Sam’s Club and buy some cans of beans or something,” he said. Gotti. “They refer to it as noninvasive cancer.” The New York Post, which carried a front-page headline declaring “Gotti’s sick cancer scam, reported ” yesterday that Gotti never had breast cancer as she had told the rival Daily News. “I could leave it alone and watch it, or get surgery, Gotti told the ” Post. “I chose to be aggressive and get the surgery. ” She made similar comments Monday night on CNBC, according to the Post. The News had reported Sunday that Gotti, 42, kept the news to herself — hiding her “The garden’s not really what’s most efficient. What supports the community most, what drives volunteering and gets students involved is really more important.” On Tuesday, Olsen picked up a power drill delivered by a volunteer and crouched down on a dilapidated deck that sits on the northeast corner of the lot. As the dark, gray sky threatened to rain, Olsen pressed the drill into a rusty screw and drew it out of the soggy wood. Step by step, he’s building his garden. — Edited by Tricia Masenthin treatments from her three sons and the producers of their reality show, “Growing Up Gotti,” on the A&E network. Gotti told ABC the News article “was for the most part accurate. ” “The reporter was not lying,” she said. “She was not embellishing.” “Every day since this happened, people have been asking me, `Well, do you have cancer? Or is it not?’” Gotti said. “There’s no easy way to explain that. It is the illness. You have to look it up to understand it.”
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Credit scam hits KU, then Emporia
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F A 23-year-old KU student reported $840 in damage to a vehicle sometime between 12:30 and 9 a.m. Aug. 23 in the 1900 block of Kentucky Street. F A 21-year-old KU student reported $308 lost from criminal use of a financial card sometime between midnight Aug. 8 and 4:30 Aug. 18. F A 19-year old KU student reported a $2,000 satellite dish and a $250 Canon PowerShot stolen sometime between 10 p.m. Aug. 20 and 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21 in the 1100 block of Kentucky Street. F A 25-year-old KU student reported a $150 Sony PlayStation, $200 in video games and a $20 DVD stolen sometime between 3:30 and 6 a.m. Aug. 17 in the 900 block of Ohio. F A 47-year-old KU employee reported $500 in valuables stolen sometime between 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and 7:45 a.m. Aug. 23 from Watson Library. F A KU student passed out and hit her head on the floor at 8:10 a.m. Aug. 23 at Wescoe Hall.

Students looking to score free pizza Tuesday afternoon were told all they had to do was fill out a credit card application and they would receive a coupon for free Domino’s Pizza. The group giving away the pizzas set up a tent in the parking lot of Domino’s Pizza. The group was not affiliated with either the pizza chain or Commerce Bank, N.A., based out of Kansas City, Mo., although it used documents with Commerce’s name and logo. Jeanne Howard, director of regional marketing for Commerce Bank, N.A., said the group was not working with either the bank or Visa, the credit company Commerce works with. “At the present time we’re following up on information,” she said. “There are things happening behind the scenes, but it isn’t us.” Domino’s Pizza also said the group was not with them. An employee of the store, who wished to remain anonymous, said the group comes through about twice a year and does business with them. The employee also said they were not allowed on campus, but did not know why. The scenario reflects a similar situation in Lawrence, where University of Kansas students were asked to fill out credit card applications in exchange for free pizza. The group there was not affiliated with either the pizzeria

or Visa, the logo on the credit card application. As with the Lawrence case, the group giving away the free pizzas refused to answer any questions. Chris Hoover, captain of Emporia State Police and Safety, said the deal sounded fishy, at best. “Free is typically not free,” Hoover said. He said students should not fill out any form requesting personal information unless they are positive it is from a banking institution. “Everyone should be suspicious and hesitant if they have to fill out any form,” Hoover said. “They shouldn’t even be talking to these people.” According to the Federal Trade Commission Web site, disclosure of personal information such as Social Security numbers and mother’s maiden name, both of which the form requested, leads to an increase in the risk of identity theft. Hoover said students who had already filled out the forms may be at risk, and advised them to begin checking their information. “Normal procedure is to check your credit report on a routine basis,” Hoover said. “Watch what’s going on with your accounts.” If students feel they have been victims of identity theft, they are encouraged to contact the Social Security Administration at 1-877-IDTHEFT or online at www.ssa.gov/pubs/ idtheft.htm. — Edited by Erin Wisdom

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Groundskeeper Stephen Lipe, Lawrence, uses a new-fangled lawn mower to tidy up the dungeon lawn at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival grounds in Bonner Springs on Tuesday. The festival is held weekends between Labor Day and Columbus Day.

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The latest Kemper Award was given to Greg Simpson on Tuesday at the University of Kansas’ Edwards Campus. Simpson is acting associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sci-

Surprise patrol gives out more Kemper Awards

ences. He is also a professor of psychology. So far, 15 of the 20 Kemper Awards have been awarded this year, with five more to be awarded by Monday, Aug. 29. James Hartman, professor of English, and Edward Scanlon, associate professor of social welfare, were given Kemper Awards on Monday.
— Gaby Souza

The Honors Program has a new satellite office in the Spencer Research Library, north of Strong Hall. There will be a reception for students Sept. 8 and the office will open the following day. Office hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sandra Wick, associate director of the Honors Program, said the main purpose of the new office is to provide a more convenient location for students in the program.The program’s current office is located in Nunemaker Hall, which is on Daisy Hill. “For years, we’ve had students complain, ‘You’re so far out there at Nunemaker,’” Wick said. The new office has a more central location on campus for students to meet with advisers, Wick said.
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someone to be there to consider that perspective.” Coble said accessibility issues with the busing system, buildings and bathroom stalls were issues an AbleHawks Senate representative could work on. Attending classes at a campus with many hills also complicates issues. “This is obviously not the most accessible-friendly campus because of the geography,” Coble said. Derek Zarda, Shawnee junior and member of AbleHawks, said the group would follow up where fellow disabilities advocate, Rachel Magario, Sao Paulo, Brazil, graduate student had left off last semester. Magario met with Nick Sterner, Olathe senior and student body president, in late March. Sterner said it was hard to accomplish anything at the end of the year but that Senate outreach board members would
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don’t guarantee diversity, so appointed seats rectify this situation.”
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Edmond, Okla., senior meet with representatives from AbleHawks for a discussion. “We are a minority and we don’t get a lot of representation,” Zarda said. “I think a seat on Senate would help us get the word out.” There are 13 appointed seats on Senate, with six belonging to other multicultural organizations: International Students Association, Black Student Union, Hispanic American Leadership Organization, First Nations Student Association, Asian American Student Union and KU Queers and Allies. These senators are not elected and act as representatives for their groups. Stephanie Craig, Edmond, ested in NPHC after she heard about it from a friend and read a flier about the opportunities offered by a multicultural sorority. She said as a Latina, Sigma Lamba Gamma would allow her to maintain and learn more about her cultural heritage. “I like how it would help me grow in my faith and what I learn about myself. It’s a great way to get to know yourself,” she said. The diversity of NPHC remains an important part of the community. The organization incorporates a vast array of cultures and ethnicities and works with other groups. This Saturday the NPHC community, along with the Hispanic American Leadership Organization and Black Student Union, will make cards for the elderly. Clayton said this kind of activity helps build strong relationships. “NPHC provides an opportunity for a lot of the black as

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Okla., senior and Multicultural Committee chairwoman for Senate, said having appointed senators ensured diversity that might not otherwise exist. “While Senate is diverse in some ways, in regards to what our country constitutes as diversity, it’s not at all,” Craig said. “Elections don’t guarantee diversity, so appointed seats rectify this situation.” In order for a group to obtain an appointed seat, a student must approach a senator who will take up the issue in Senate. The senator would then introduce a bill. In this case, the Multicultural Committee would take up the issue and discuss the validity of the request. From there, the entire Senate would vote on the measure. Craig said if she received the proposal, she would make sure to discuss the matter thoroughly in Senate and ensure the legislation gets the proper attention it deserved. — Edited by Tricia Masenthin well as Latino students to come together and socialize as one voice,” Clayton said. The organization has also come together with the other greek councils to gain a better understanding of each others’ traditions and culture. Last year the councils started a dinner exchange that Crawford wants to continue this year. “I have huge plans with working more with the other councils as well and see what we can do as a greek community all together,” she said. NPHC Week activities continue today with a founder’s presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Big 12 Room on level 5 of the Kansas Union. Juan Izaguirre will speak about the history of NPHC and examine whether members continue to live by the words of their founders. — Edited by Erin Wisdom

A monarch butterfly feeds on milkweed Tuesday at Dillon Nature Center in Hutchinson. In the coming weeks, 300 to 350 million monarchs will migrate through the central states.

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don’t align themselves with a coalition, such as KUnited or Delta Force, or use issues or platforms in their campaigns. Instead, their most important task is to talk to as many people as possible and get their names out, Love said. Ramos said she planned to publicize her campaign by making fliers. “I plan on standing outside with pens and candy, something to attract people,” Ramos said. Emi Erekosima, Rose Hill freshman who is running for a freshman seat, is planning on making buttons, stickers, posters and T-shirts that will read, “Vote Emi, Absolutely.”

Erekosima said she chose her slogan because she uses the word “absolutely” so frequently in her everyday speech. Erekosima said she worked in student government in high school. She decided to get involved in Senate after an orientation assistant gave her a list of clubs during her summer orientation. Erekosima said her background in student government was what led to her interest in taking student leadership roles at the University. Love said one of the difficulties of being a freshmen senator was learning everything about Senate as quickly as possible. “It’s very intimidating,” Love said. “You don’t know anybody except the five freshmen you come in with.” But Love said somebody was

always willing to help her if she had questions. Selena Self, Norman, Okla., sophomore and former freshmen CLAS senator, said becoming a senator as a freshman is a great way to become involved. She said being a senator helped her meet people and get involved in other campus organizations. Self is currently a sophomore CLAS senator and plans on staying involved with Senate throughout her four years at the University. As a freshman senator, the main goal is to learn about how Senate works and how different committees work, Self said. She said campaigning was also a learning experience. “You don’t know what to expect or what to do,” Self said. — Edited by Anne Burgard

Topeka senior and member of Sigma Lambda Gamma said. Events such as NPHC Week contribute to the growth of the organization, said Eboney Crawford, Wichita senior and president of NPHC. “(NPHC) has definitely grown because we have had more exposure in the KU community,” she said. “The exposure definitely helped in our numbers. Events like these really put our name out there.” With 40 to 50 members, NPHC is the smallest greek organization on campus, its members hope the events scheduled for NPHC Week will gain it more recognition and attract new members. Tiffany Harrell, Overland Park freshmen, became inter-

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Activism in action: students do ask, do tell
Protesters must remain realistic Recruiting violates University policy
With all of the activism that has sprung to life already this semester, it comes as little surprise that one target for protest is the military. Once again, some seek to stop military recruitment on campus on the grounds that the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is bigoted and discriminatory. The problem with this protest, though, is that it is an attempt by some to impose societal ideals on the military at the expense of military effectiveness. If you ask anyone who has spent time in or around the military, you will find that the armed services is one of the most color-blind segments of our society. In fact, minorities have held nearly every top position in the military and continue to play an important role in our country’s military leadership. This color-blindness did not come about simply because some social engineers decided it would be a good idea to eliminate discrimination in the military, but instead because the military realized that, in order for it to be as effective as possible, the most capable and deserving people needed to be promoted to leadership positions. It is also for the sake of military effectiveness that gays are not allowed to serve openly. Gays do serve in the military today, but the reason they are not allowed to serve openly is because there is an overwhelming concern that their sexuality will break down unit cohesion. Contrary to the belief of some, most straight men do not want to live in intimately close quarters for long periods of time with gay men. In a perfect world, this would not be an issue because everyone could just get along, but in the real world, this type of situation creates tension and uneasiness. This strain causes military units to work less effectively as a team and leads to an overall decrease in a unit’s ability to accomplish the mission. This reduction in performance may be an acceptable cost in the corporate world where the result is profit, but in the military, the reduction of a unit’s ability to perform its mission can often lead to unnecessary deaths and injuries when it is faced with the combat situations the military now encounters every day. I’m glad that people are taking an interest in the military and are concerned enough to protest, but instead of seeking to expel recruiters because of a policy that conflicts with the notions of an ideal society, I hope that people take the time to examine the reasons behind the policy to understand why the military is reluctant to change its position. ✦ Joshua Goetting writing for the editorial board. There are many protests that are launched because of an organization’s beliefs. A university law, however, validates protesting against military recruitment on campus. There are two policies that violate the rights of KU students: the Solomon Act and the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The Solomon Act says that if any establishment of higher education prohibits on-campus recruitment, the government can cut defense funds, transportation funds, labor, health/human services and education funds from the school. The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was instated as President Clinton’s response to the exclusion of homosexuals in the military. The statute states: “The prohibition against homosexual conduct is a long standing element of military law that continues to be necessary in the unique circumstances of military service… The presence in the armed forces of persons who… engage in homosexual acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion.” In layman’s terms, the military now allows gays to be in the military, as long as they don’t reveal or talk about their sexuality, because the presence of homosexuals would injure morale. If the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was truly nondiscriminatory, it would also apply to heterosexuals, meaning that everyone in the military would have to be asexual, banning any signs of sexuality, including wedding rings. Our membership solicitation policy states: “Discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or parental status is prohibited. All campus-related organizations are required to adhere to the equal opportunity policies in the selection of their members.” The policy applies to “employment practices, conditions of employment, personnel actions and all other educational programs and activities of the University and its affiliates.” Therefore, any organization that is biased against any minority cannot solicit new members, promote itself or even provide activities on campus. But if the administration denies the military — a clear violator of KU policy — the right to recruit on campus, the government is allowed to cut essential funds from the school in accordance with the Solomon Act, meaning a poorer education for students. While recruitment is an essential part of creating an all-volunteer military, the government cannot expect educational establishments to abandon their nondiscriminatory policies. The United States is built on constitutions, contracts and equal rights, and while on-campus recruitment may not be directly responsible for human injury, it is still in violation of a University policy. Should the military’s bylaw concerning homosexuality change to represent all forms of sexuality, on-campus recruitment would not be in direct violation of University policy, and would be a welcome solicitation. The funds the University receives for propagating a setback in civil and equal rights progress sends a clear message that the University’s morals are easily bought and sold. ✦ Betsy McLeod writing for the editorial board.

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✦ Regardless of what side you take on this issue, there will be a protest held today with the intention of banning all military recruitment and training on campus. This is an excellent opportunity to make your voice heard. WHAT: Rally Against Military Recruitment on Campus WHEN: Today at 12 noon WHERE: Wescoe Beach, KU campus

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I did not realize there was an ongoing campaign for a hotdog cart on Wescoe Beach, but now that I know, I say, “Yes.” ✦ It’s August 23rd and guess what, my textbook isn’t in. Why? Because Kinko’s sucks. ✦ Actually, Bob Dole rocks my socks. ✦ Dude, does Bob Dole read the Kansan? Because if he does, then either he’s really, really cool, or our opinion editor is really, really lame! ✦ At the KU games, they should call hotdogs hawks-dogs! ✦ We all agree that the guy that went to alternative lifestyles night might be a little gay. ✦ When did Honda Civics start sounding like crotch-rockets? ✦ So I’m glad to see you’re apologizing for the Bob Dole comment, but could you apologize for the general suckiness of it? ✦ Okay, so I really wish ResNet would have just told us everything we needed to know about signing up for the Internet, or at least stayed open until they said they would. I’m pretty sure 7:30 isn’t 8 o’ clock. ✦ I just want to say everyone slows down a little, because my friend is in the hospital and probably going to die because someone couldn’t take the two seconds to stop at a stop light. ✦ I just went to Sonic, not an hour ago, and it said they offered both “hot eats and cool treats.” Do these refer to something inappropriate? Because I’m vaguely aroused. ✦ What’s this about lowering your standards to whale? Whale is top-notch for me. ✦ Wouldn’t the forced merger of the Lawrence transportation service and KU on Wheels be a monopoly?

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in. Crop out your better-looking friends, and don’t be scared to show a little cleavage. Guys, your pictures should make it apparent that you like to drink and or that you work out on a regular basis, and don’t be scared to show a little cleavage. The meat and potatoes of your profile will fall under the personal info section. When forming facebook friendships, the interests you reveal are all that a potential friend has to judge you by. Under interests, keep it simple and vague. Be sure to list “Hanging out with Friends,” or “Partying.” This will set you apart from those people that don’t like their friends or having a good time. Other good options are “Sleeping,” “Drinking,” or “Shopping,” as there are few people with these interests, and you’ll definitely stand out in the crowd. Under movies, putting “The Notebook” or “Napoleon Dynamite” will ensure that you share an interest with at least 100 million other profiles. Don’t worry too much about listing books; a simple “Who reads?” or “Yeah right” will say far more about you than any list of nerdy books. Also, this lets people know when to stop reading and move on to the next profile. Under quotes, be sure to have at least one inspirational quote, one inside joke from your drunken friend, and any quote from Na-

poleon Dynamite. Seriously, that movie never gets old. Join groups at your own discretion, but remember, you’ll probably never check these again. And if you join the “I’d so have sex in the library” club, you’d better mean it. Nobody likes a tease.The “About Me” section is only there in case there’s anything about your personality that can’t be easily determined by your superficial interests in various forms of entertainment. Most of you will leave this blank. Congratulations! You’ve successfully created your facebook profile, now it’s time to explore what this online social network has to offer — this will be pages upon pages of profiles similar to that described above. But eventually, you will find that unique profile that will make you sick with longing, wondering how you’re supposed to meet that digital angel that matches up perfectly with your interests, who looks gorgeous in his or her carefully selected photo, whose quotes and wall provide a glance at an irresistible humor and wit that could only be ruined by reality. Perusing www.thefacebook. com is no more stalking than looking through the classified ads for job openings. A person only displays what they want others to know about them, so you shouldn’t feel ashamed for taking a look at what they have to offer. Be liberal with your pokes and messaging, because an active online community is a healthy online community. Remember, a stranger is just a friend that you haven’t “facebooked” yet. ✦ Chris Raine is a Wichita senior in journalism.

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The AssociATed Press WICHITA — Technology that helped crack the BTK case could be put into wider use after impressing authorities involved in the intense manhunt for the serial killer. U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt has asked the House Appropriations Committee for $3 million to fund a pilot project to work on cold cases using a computer system like the one that helped detectives whittle the list of possible BTK suspects down from millions to hundreds — and eventually to Dennis Rader, who is now serving a life sentence for 10 murders. “It processes a whole lot of data,” said Tiahrt, a Kansas Republican who met with a creator of the technology. “It was a tool that they were able to use to supplement the detective work.” A McLean, Va.-based company, EagleForce Associates, developed the database for the Wichita Police Department, though it was an unlikely partnership. EagleForce has a history of work on Defense Department antiterrorism ventures, but had never assisted with a criminal case. And homicide detectives in Wichita had turned to the FBI and other government agencies for help on cases, but never to a private firm. Stanley Campbell, the chief executive of EagleForce, wasn’t particularly interested when producers from “America’s Most Wanted” suggested he offer his help. That changed when he saw evidence from the BTK killings, particularly the details of 11-year-old Josephine Otero’s murder. “It was bone chilling,” Campbell said. “When I saw that, I was in.” EagleForce put a half-dozen of its experts on the case, setting up a “virtual case file” that pools all the evidence from the 31-year history of the BTK murders in a single database. That system cross-correllates data to find links that might not easily appear to detectives. It rates information by the probability it is true — a known fact like an address is given a high value, while something from one of BTK’s communiqus is given a low one. And it can analyze a suspect’s language through communications, patterns exhibited at crimes and in letters and facts about known movements and affiliations.

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Senior linebacker Nick Reid and junior cornerback Charles Gordon are expected to anchor the Jayhawk defense. Both Reid and Gordon were named to the preseason All Big 12 team.

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sistently stellar defense to a Super Bowl This year’s Kansas football team will victory. To do that, the defense doesn’t have to only go as far as its defense will take it. Last year, the defensive unit was good, shut out every opponent. It only has to and the Jayhawks were in every game. do the little things, such as making the The problem was that the solid effort was routine tackle, not committing that foolish penalty and staying sharp throughout only good enough to win four games. At first glance, the blame for most of each game. Had the KU defense done that last those losses landed squarely on the offense. It’s the stance that almost everyone year, we’d be talking three bowl games in took after last season, and most fans are a row. At Northwestern, the Jayhawk defense hoping that a quarterback will emerge to held the Wildcats in check take pressure off the defense this year. hen opposing all day, but once Kansas finally took the lead, at A scenario where the KU offense allows offenses line up 17-13, and needed a stop to secure victory, the dethe KU defense to stay off the field and have against the KU de- fense allowed a four-play, in just over a the occasional slip up fense, they should 81-yard driveJayhawks lost minute. The would truly be grand. But if you compare this know they’re in 20-17. The same was true year’s defense to the an all-day against Texas Tech. After offense, it’s clear more for jumping out to a 25 point should be asked of the struggle. lead, the Jayhawk defense defense. completely fell apart and That’s due in large let the Red Raiders score part to two players, junior cornerback Charles Gordon and 26 unanswered points. Against Texas, the Kansas defense had senior linebacker Nick Reid. They are the leaders of this team, the two opportunities to hold on to victory, best players on this team and two of the but forgot the meaning of the word blitz, best players in the Big 12 Conference. forgot how to tackle, and coughed up anNot only do they make great plays them- other late lead — albeit aided by a quesselves — Gordon led the NCAA with tionable call. In other words, by making three more seven interceptions last year, and Reid led the Jayhawks in total tackles — but plays on the defensive side of the ball, they make the players around them bet- Kansas would have been 7-4 instead of 4-7 last year, without any offensive imter. It’s up to these two to motivate the provements. Although the offense must contribute, it is Kansas defense to get angry, step up and become a unit that other teams hate to the defense that has the potential for greatplay. When opposing offenses line up ness. If the Jayhawks turn things around this against the KU defense, they should year, it’s going to be because their defense takes that leap from good to great. know they’re in for an all day struggle. Kansas needs to be like the 2001 Baltimore Ravens, who, despite having one F Robinett is an Austin, Texas, senior in of the NFL’s worst offenses, rode a conjournalism. He is Kansan sports editor.

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Memorial Stadium looked ready for the season opener last night. An inflatable Jayhawk greeted a few thousand fans as they entered the stadium. Meanwhile, the band was playing fight songs, the cheerleaders were leading the crowd and the football team played on the field. But last night wasn’t the season opener; it was the team’s annual Fan Appreciation Night. Fans were first treated to the end of the team’s football practice and then were granted access to the field, where they mingled with players and received autographs. Senior Matt Berkey roamed the field after the practice looking for more players and coaches to sign his already-cluttered Kansas jersey. Senior quarterback Brian Luke signed his jersey with a silver pen. By the time Berkey was finished yesterday, he had 18 signatures. Berkey began getting signatures from players and coaches last year when coach Mark Mangino signed his jersey at a team pep rally. Berkey said he was excited for the upcoming season and that he was not going to listen to the media pundits, many of whom are picking the

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A young fan meets KU football players (from left) James McClinton, Eric Butler and Rodney Allen. The football team held its Fan Appreciation Night yesterday at Memorial Stadium. Jayhawks to finish last in the Big 12 North division. “I am hoping for seven wins this year and get us to a bowl,” Berkey said. “That is a good place to be.” Lawrence resident Doug Green brought his daughter Kaysha and his 2-year-old twins, John and Karson, to receive autographs from their favorite Jayhawks. Green has been a season ticket holder for seven years and has high expectations for coach Mark Mangino’s team this season. “There has always been a steady improvement since coach Mangino has been here, and I think he has got his players where he wants them,” Green said. Dozens of young children, including Green’s, ran onto the field with footballs and pretended they were playing in a Kansas football game. Junior quarterback Adam Barmann posed for pictures in the endzone with children after practice while other Jayhawk players gave autographs and pictures to lines of fans. Before fans entered the field, Mangino and the team’s five captains spoke to the fans. “We have been busting our butts since last season ended so we can make this the best season in KU hissee

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When a player has a season like the one junior cornerback Charles Gordon had last year, it makes it easy to decide who will control the secondary. Gordon led the Big 12 Conference and tied for the national lead with seven interceptions last year and was named First-Team All Big 12 and Third-Team AP All American. Those accolades put Gordon in the national spotlight, and he was named a Preseason All-American this year. He’s also listed on several postseason award watch lists. Kansas coach Mark Mangino said Gordon was a shy and reserved per-

a corner, but he’ll tell a safety where to line up. He’ll make the adjustments. Charles is the leader back there.”
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son, but he was still the leader of the secondary. “He’s quiet, but it’s efficient,” Mangino said. “He’s not quiet on the field though. He’s a corner, but he’ll tell a safety where to line up. He’ll make the adjustments. Charles is the

leader back there.” Gordon will be joined at the cornerback position by senior Ronnie Amadi or senior Theo Baines. Baines was projected to be the team’s starting cornerback opposite Gordon, but has missed practice because of a nagging injury. Mangino said he was impressed with Amadi’s performance so far and has named him the starting cornerback for now. Mangino is eager to get Baines back onto the field and contributing again, he said. “He’s falling behind,” Mangino said. “Theo’s got to fight back and get healthy and compete for it again.” Ronnie hasn’t been the only Amadi that has impressed Mangino in the
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Senior tennis player Christine Skoda poses at Robinson Tennis Courts. The Jayhawks will look to the senior for leadership during the upcoming season.

Some tennis players shoot glances at opponents or yell obscenities out of frustration, but not senior tennis player Christine Skoda. The Edmonton, Ontario, senior doesn’t have to display a temper to win tennis matches. “I’m told that I’m too nice,” Skoda said. “I’m the easiest person to play against, mentally. I’m not mean.” Being nice didn’t take away from her game, though. Her positive outlook helped her earn two Big 12 Conference Player of the Week awards: one during her sophomore year and another one last year. Kansas tennis coach Amy

Hall-Holt said Skoda’s oncourt demeanor led to players and coaches occasionally joking around with her. “We tease her and tell her to show more emotion and fight,” Hall-Holt said. “Skoda doesn’t let anger get in the way; she doesn’t show emotions. That’s just Skoda; that’s who she is.” Skoda’s laid-back mentality molded her into the team leader for the Jayhawks. The sports and fitness management major said she noticed that other tennis teams struggle with internal problems. She said she wanted to make sure this didn’t happen with the Kansas tennis team on her watch. “You hear stories about how other teams have girls that fight and don’t get along,” Skoda said. “Since

I was a freshman, our team has always gotten along. The chemistry is good.” Skoda said she learned the game of tennis from her older brothers and her parents, who were all tennis players. She started playing tennis when she was five or six. Like many young players, Skoda said she watched tennis and emulated certain techniques, like the ones of her brothers. “My dad said I have one brother’s forehand and the other’s backhand,” Skoda said. “This is good, because I got the good one from each.” Skoda said she was able to reach a high skill level by playing with and against her brothers and parents. She said they elevated her game to the next level. “Just making it to college tennis is probably my best

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achievement yet,” Skoda said. After this year, Skoda said she will continue to play tennis for recreational purposes. “I’m excited,” Skoda said. “I know I’m not going to stop playing tennis. I have my family to play against.” — Edited by Becca Evanhoe

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The KU women’s basketball team will host a welcome-back picnic for fans Saturday. The event will be held at Centennial Park, 9th and Iowa streets. Festivities start at noon with player introductions at 12:30 p.m. The picnic will be one of few opportunities for fans to see both the players and the coaches before Late Night on Friday, Oct. 14. There will be no charge to attend. The event will also include games, face painting and free food. Fans will see plenty of new faces on this year’s team. Coach Bonnie Henrickson will add six new players to a team that has six returning players.
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Imagine running 60 or more miles a week in addition to all the classes, studying, sleeping and social events that college students experience. For sophomore cross country runner Colby Wissel, this is a reality. Cross country runners at Kansas not only keep up with their hectic schedules, but they also have to keep their bodies and minds in superb condition. To achieve this, runners attend daily practices and train their bodies for long distances. “We are doing mileage to get their stamina up because at the end of the season the guys will have to race a 10K and the ladies will have to race a 6K,”

said Kansas cross country coach Stanley Redwine. Runners get one day off per week to comply with NCAA rules, but their training schedules are still rigorous. “Routine is key; you can’t get out of your routine, otherwise it can really mess you up,” Wissel said. “The closer you stick to your routine, the better off you’re going to be.” Senior runner Angela Pichardo said training started for some by running one or two miles before classes that day. After their daily classes, runners practice at 2:30 p.m. Wissel said practice could last up to two and a half hours. Pichardo said Redwine expected this kind of work ethic from his runners on a daily basis. “Per day, he prefers six miles,” Pichardo said. “For now, it’s six per day, and

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eight on long runs on Sunday.” The length varies from athlete to athlete, depending on how they feel, Pichardo said. Wissel said he ran up to 14 miles on Sundays. Even though the runners do get one

day off, Wissel said he still ran on days off to stay prepared. Wissel said runners maintained a healthy lifestyle off the track as well. “Diet is definitely key,” he said. “You have to fuel the machine properly.” After a day of classes, running and studying, the runners go to bed and start the process again the next day. Wissel said that although it wasn’t always easy, he enjoyed the work. “I don’t think you can call this a sacrifice because it’s what we want to do, but it does take a lot of time, but it is something we enjoy,” he said. The cross country season begins on Sept. 3 at the Bob Timmons Invitational, which takes place at Rim Rock Farm, Lawrence. — Edited by Tricia Masenthin

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The associaTed Press PARIS — Sounding convinced that Lance Armstrong is guilty of doping, the director of the Tour de France said “we were all fooled” and the seven-time champion owes an explanation for “proven scientific facts” from a newspaper report alleging he cheated to win cycling’s most prestigious event. Jean-Marie Leblanc’s comments appeared in the French sports daily L’Equipe yesterday, a day after the newspaper reported that six urine samples provided by Armstrong during the ‘99 Tour tested positive for the red blood cell-booster EPO. “For the first time — and these are no longer rumors, or insinuations, these are proven scientific facts — someone has shown me that in 1999, Armstrong had a banned substance called EPO in his body,” Leblanc said. “The ball is now in his court. Why, how, by whom? He owes explanations to us and to everyone who follows the tour. Today, what L’Equipe revealed shows me that I was fooled. We were all fooled.” In a statement on his Web site on Tuesday, Armstrong denied ever taking performance enhancing drugs and dismissed the article as “tabloid journalism.” While Leblanc seemed convinced of Armstrong’s guilt, fellow cyclists came to his defense. “Armstrong always told me that he never used doping products,” five-time winner Eddy Merckx told Le Monde newspaper. “Choosing between a journalist and Lance’s word, I trust Armstrong.” L’Equipe is owned by the Amaury Group whose subsidiary, Amaury Sport Organization, organizes the Tour de France and other sporting events. The paper has often raised questions about whether Armstrong has ever used performance enhancing drugs. On Tuesday, the banner headline of its four-page report was “The Armstrong Lie.” EPO, formally known as erythropoietin, was on the list of banned substances at the time Armstrong won the first of his seven Tours, but there was no effective test then to detect it. The allegations took six years to surface because EPO tests on the 1999 samples were carried out only last year — when scientists at the national doping test lab outside Paris opened them up again for research to perfect EPO screening. Another five-time Tour champion, Miguel Indurain, said he couldn’t understand why scientists would use samples from the ‘99 Tour for their tests. “I feel the news is in bad taste and out of place, given that it happened six years ago after his first Tour victory, and after he won six more,” Indurain wrote in the Spanish sports daily Marca. “With the little I have to go on, it is difficult to take a position, but I think at this stage there’s no sense in stirring all this up.” Arne Ljungqvist, chairman of the International Olympic Committee’s medical commission, said the urine samples from 1999 still could produce legitimate EPO test results. “I believe they may well, if they have been properly stored — without access to outside people so they cannot be tampered with. Also in a refrigerator or deep frozen,” Ljungqvist said Wednesday in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “If not in such a situation — there’s no guarantee they have not been subjected to undue temperatures.” The International Cycling

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Kansas sophomore running back Bruce Ringwood was arrested Sunday night, a spokesperson with the athletic department confirmed yesterday. According to KMBC-TV channel 9 in Kansas City, Ringwood was arrested at the Kenny Chesney concert at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo., for two counts of assault. Associate Media Relations Director Mason Logan said that the team is still looking into the incident after the team learned of it just before yesterday’s practice. Ringwood worked on the scout team last season as a linebacker. Ringwood is listed in the team’s media guide as a running back and is from Blue Springs, Mo.
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TAMPA, Fla. — Former baseball star Dwight Gooden allegedly fled police after being stopped for drunken driving — and his nephew, New York Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield, says there is nothing his family can do to help anymore. “I’ve done pretty much everything you could possibly do, Sheffield said Tuesday at Yankee ” Stadium. “It just comes to a point where you have to let him go through what he’s got to go through. Sometimes, it is God’s plan for us to back off and let him do it, because the family has tried everything. ” Gooden, who has a history of drug abuse, left the scene of a traffic stop early Monday after refusing to get out of his 2004 BMW to take a field sobriety test, police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said Tuesday.
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Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of the U.S. waves on the podium the 20th and final stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Arpajon and Paris in a Sunday, July 25, 1999 file photo. French sports daily L’Equipe reported yesterday that Lance Armstrong used the performance-enhancing drug EPO to win his first Tour de France title in 1999, a claim the seven-time champion immediately denied. L’Equipe devoted four pages to its allegations, with the front-page headline “The Armstrong Lie.” The paper said that signs of EPO use were found in Armstrong’s urine six times during the 1999 Tour. Union did not begin using a urine test for EPO until 2001. For years, it had been impossible to detect the drug, which builds endurance by boosting the production of oxygen-rich red blood cells. Armstrong has insisted throughout his career that he has never taken drugs to enhance his performance. In his autobiography, “It’s Not About the Bike,” he said he was administered EPO during his chemotherapy treatment to battle cancer. “It was the only thing that kept me alive,” he wrote.

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Date 9/03/2005 9/10/2005 9/17/2005 10/01/2005 10/08/2005 10/15/2005 10/22/2005 10/29/2005 11/05/2005 11/12/2005 11/25/2005 Opponent Louisiana-Lafayette Ohio State Rice Missouri Oklahoma Colorado Texas Tech Oklahoma State Baylor Kansas Texas A&M Location Austin, Texas Columbus, Ohio Austin, Texas Columbia, Mo. Dallas Austin, Texas Austin, Texas Stillwater, Okla. Waco, Texas Austin, Texas College Station, Texas Time 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. TBA Noon TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 11 a.m.

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Editor’s Note: This is the sixth of 11 articles previewing Kansas’ competition in the Big 12 Conference. The articles will run every day from now until Sept. 1. Tomorrow the Kansan will look at Nebraska. It seems like Texas coach Mack Brown’s job is in jeopardy every season. Last year there were several Web sites and newspapers calling for Brown’s head after losing to rival Oklahoma for the fifth straight year. This season could decide Brown’s fate at Texas. The Longhorns were picked by the media in a preseason poll to win the conference, and expectations in Austin, Texas, are higher than ever before. Another reason fans are excited about the Longhorns’ upcoming season is because of the team’s thrilling 38-37 victory last season in the Rose Bowl, against Michigan. Brown has been happy with the aftermath of that Rose Bowl and said it has had a positive impact on the team. “I have been really pleased with the staff and the student athletes because all of them

have taken it as a positive and as a motivator to improve,” Brown said. “Our guys worked harder in the off season than ever before.” The Longhorns will be led by legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate Vince Young, junior quarterback. Young was put in the national spotlight after his performance in the Rose Bowl. Young racked up 192 rushing yards and ran for four touchdowns. He also threw for a touchdown and had 180 yards passing, which led to him being named most valuable player in the Rose Bowl. “He has a chance to be the winningest quarterback in Texas football history, and we are really excited about him going forward,” Brown said. “I think he will be one of the great quarterbacks to ever play college football before he leaves Texas, and I do think he will be an NFL quarterback, and a very, very good one.” Young will be joined in the backfield by Selvin Young, ju-

nior running back. Brown said Selvin Young competed for the starting running back job two years ago, with current NFL player Cedric Benson, and almost won the job before getting injured. Brown said he expected Selvin Young to take some of the pressure off of Vince Young. Another player to watch on offense will be Limas Sweed, sophomore wide receiver. Sweed will be the main target for Vince Young and the most experienced player at the position. On defense the Longhorns will be led by one of the best players in the country, preseason All-American Rodrique Wright, senior defensive tackle. Wright’s list of accolades is too long to list, but Texas coaches were ecstatic when Wright passed on the NFL and came back to school for his senior season. “He is ending up his career as one of the great ones to ever play at the University of Texas,” Brown said.

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Vince Young, then Texas sophomore quarterback, looks to pitch the ball during the second half of the Longhorn’s narrow victory against Kansas last season. Texas is predicted to win the Big 12 Conference this year. Wright was hobbled by injury much of last season, but is healthy this year. The linebacking unit is an area of concern for Brown. It will be led by senior Aaron Harris, but after that it is a young group who will try to replace Derrick Johnson, who was a first round NFL pick by the Kansas City Chiefs. Texas will get tested early in the season, as it travels to take on Ohio State in the second week of the season. Three weeks later, Texas will contend with its arch rival Oklahoma. Texas finishes its season with another tough game at Texas A&M. If the Longhorns can get past those three games, they could return to the Rose Bowl, but this time playing for the national championship. — Edited by Anne Burgard

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the associateD Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Practicing against the Kansas City defense was a lot more fun before all these new guys showed up. With safety Sammie Knight and cornerback Patrick Surtain shadowing the wide receivers, pass routes are tougher to run. Offensive linemen, as a consequence, are hard-pressed to keep pass-rushers away from their quarterback. With rookie linebacker Derrick Johnson dashing sidelineto-sideline, those backbreaking long-gainers that have proved so calamitous in recent years, undoing the work of one of the league’s most explosive offenses, could become about as rare as they were in the days of the late Derrick Thomas. Although encouraging for coaches and fans, the improved defense is proving frustrating for guys like Dante Hall. “Last year, no matter what they had, you could kind of get them regardless of what the coverage was,” said the wide receiver/kick returner. “Now it’s harder for us to get off the ball. They’re a lot more aggressive. They’re a lot more patient, more disciplined. They’re smarter.” Two of the Chiefs’ key offseason acquisitions have hardly been able to practice. But outside linebacker Kendrell Bell and defensive end Carlos Hall figured to get healed up enough to take part in Saturday night’s exhibition game against Seattle and finally become a part of the package. If defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham can integrate all the newcomers into his aggressive, take-charge scheme and keep them healthy — and if an aging offense can hold its position among the league’s elite for just one more season — the Chiefs could be headed for big things. Just a postseason appearance would be nice since they’ve had only one since 1997. “Based on practice, I predict a top 10 defense easy,” said Hall. “But it’s yet to be seen if they can take it to the field and do it.” The Chiefs will also need a breakthrough season from Ryan Sims. The sixth player taken overall in the 2002 draft, Sims has been a disappointment on his best days, a bust on his worst. Last year he had just two sacks and 30 tackles.

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Kansas’ assistant rowing coach Jennifer Myers will lead the annual rowing informational meeting tonight and tomorrow evening at 5 p.m. in the Wagnon Student-Athlete Center. The meeting is open to all KU women. “The main thing we want to present is that you don’t have to have past rowing experience to be on the team,” she said. “We just want to inform and educate about the sport and show how rowing works in a Division I school. “Both sessions will demonstrate rowing technique, show last year’s video highlights, and have current or past rowers speak about their experiences.”

“The highlight video was nice to see because it showed what you could be a part of,” rower Dyana Lawrence said. Lawrence attended the meetings last year as a sophomore and is continuing with the sport this year at the varsity level. “I think hearing the women speak about past experiences was the determining factor on whether I was going to do the sport or not,” Lawrence said. “They gave a good overview of why they choose to row and what it’s like. They also answered questions on time commitment and traveling.” The rowing team is available on the side of Wescoe, in front of Stauffer-Flint, to speak to women interested in learning more about the team. “We just want to remind

remind women of the meeting and ge them to come out.”
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Cincinnati buys out coach’s contract
The AssociATed Press CINCINNATI — Bob Huggins agreed yesterday to step down as Cincinnati’s basketball coach, ousted by a school president determined to change the program’s image. One day after Huggins was given a choice of resigning or being fired, he agreed to take a $3 million buyout of his contract. The school’s offer includes a chance to stay for three more months, giving advice on basketball recruits and related matters. “We are working on the details of the agreement, which may or may not be finalized in the next 24 hours,” said Richard Katz, the coach’s attorney. Huggins left Katz’s office without comment, dressed in his black Cincinnati jacket, when no final deal was reached. The university sent Katz a letter earlier in the day outlining the $3 million buyout. The letter, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, offered Huggins $110,000 per month for the next three months to stay on and ease the coaching transition. “His duties will include providing information about the current team, identifying and commenting upon potential recruits, and documenting his institutional memory of the basketball program during his 16year coaching tenure,” the letter said. An interim coach has not been chosen. The school doesn’t anticipate hiring a permanent replacement until after the 2005-06 season, its first in the Big East. The school will have a difficult time attracting recruits in the meantime. The volcanic coach who won more games than anyone else in Cincinnati history was forced out by an academically minded school president who doesn’t like Huggins’ history or philosophy. President Nancy Zimpher sent Huggins an ultimatum on Tuesday, giving him 24 hours to either take the buyout, stay in a capacity other than basketball coach or get fired from the job. “It could happen to anyone when you get hired by a different president,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said Wednesday. “There’s a difference in philosophies. It happens. It’s a change in CEOs. They have their own people, their own philosophies, and it’s different than what Bob stands for.” Zimpher, hired in 2003, wants the program to recruit players with better grades and an aversion to trouble. She also wants her coaches to be better role models. Huggins’ arrest and conviction for drunken driving last year dismayed Zimpher, a strong-willed administrator who wound up in a power struggle with the strong-willed coach. She refused to extend his contract last May, setting the stage for his exit. He may have been king of the hilltop campus, but it was Zimpher’s hill. During a news conference on Tuesday evening, Zimpher insisted that the basketball program had to live up to her standards. “We expect to recruit very strong students, both on the court and in the classroom,” Zimpher said. “We expect our coaches to be role models, and we expect our students to be role models. I will not apologize for setting high standards.” During Huggins’ 16-year stay at Cincinnati, the Bearcats made the Final Four and were ranked No. 1 nationally for the first time in 34 years. They also developed a history of player arrests and violations that resulted in an NCAA probation in 1998 and a hoodlum image nationally. In the 1990s, the Bearcats had one of the lowest graduation rates in the nation. After last season ended, a player was kicked off the team for having a gun on campus. An assistant coach was charged with drunken driving, but was acquitted at trial. Pitino, who sent Huggins an encouraging message after his heart attack in 2003, was saddened by the ouster. “Bob Huggins, a lot of times, is misunderstood,” Pitino said. “He’s someone who cares a great deal about his players. He wants to see them do well and he really goes the extra yard for players.” Huggins’ ouster less than two months before the start of the season shocked fans and the small number of students who were on campus yesterday. Fall quarter classes begin Sept. 21. The timing irked some students. “If Zimpher was going to get rid of him, she should have done it after the DUI and not waited until now when it’s so close to the start of the season,” said junior Alan Gerken. Cincinnati fans have readily forgiven players for suspensions and arrests because the program has been so successful.

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Senior Cornerback Charles Gordon intercepts a ball during the intersquad scrimage during the open practice for fan Appreciation Day.

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preseason. He has also been pleased with Ronnie’s brother, Donnie. Donnie, also a senior cornerback, will see playing time this season. Mangino said he could see increased playing time if Gordon gets more repetitions at wide receiver. The brothers’ work ethic has pleased Mangino, he said. “When I got here four years ago, they would have had a rough time covering me,” Mangino said. “They never give up. They work hard.

With the help of our coaching staff and our strength staff, they have made themselves good football players.” The safety positions are projected to be filled by junior Jerome Kemp and senior Rodney Fowler. Fowler played in all 11 games last season and made two starts. He had 25 tackles and had his best game against Iowa State, where he collected eight tackles. Mangino said he expected to see that kind of performance repeated this year. “Rodney Fowler is coming on, and he’s a very intelligent player,” Mangino said. “He’s a guy that we’re expecting to have a big sea-

son.” Kemp beat out freshman Aqib Talib, who took a redshirt last season, for the other safety position. Kemp played in all 11 games last season as a safety and also contributed on special teams. Mangino said he was confident in the secondary and was hoping the backups would make significant contributions. “We have four or five pretty good players and two swing players,” Mangino said. “The front line guys are going to be pretty strong.” — Edited by Tricia Masenthin

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tory,” senior linebacker Nick Reid said, after which the fans responded with excitement. The theme was consistent as the captains and Mangino spoke. They said they will be ready for a suc-

cessful season, which begins Sept. 3 against Florida Atlantic, and they thanked the fans for their support. “It is going to be a great season,” Mangino said. “We are going to sneak up on a few teams.” As the rain began to fall after practice closed, Mangino made reference to the season opener in 2003 when Kansas lost to North-

western. The game was played in a constant downpour. “You are all probably the same fans who were here for the Northwestern game a few years ago,” Mangino said. “There is no fair weather in any of you folks.” — Edited by Tricia Masenthin

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