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Years of the Phog
Inside
The Kansan celebrates
a half-century of Allen Fieldhouse.
VOL. 115 ISSUE 104 WWW.KANSAN.COM
THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1904.
Out of the park
The Kansas baseball
team played Northern
Colorado during the
weekend. Although the
Jayhawks showed off
their offense, two of the
three games in the
series went into extra
innings. PAGE 6B
Wildcat whooping
The women’s basketball
team suffered a tough
defeat to the Kansas
State Wildcats on
Saturday. It was Senior
Night in Manhattan, and
the Wildcats were on fire
and unstoppable at
home. PAGE 1B
Today’s weather
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© 2005 The University Daily Kansan
The show must go on
Three members of the band the Esoteric lost all of
their equipment in a fire that destroyed their home
Tuesday, but they haven’t lost hope. PAGE 2A
Abominable debut
Local filmmakers debut “Yeti! A Tale of Brothers
Krong” tonight at Liberty Hall. The film was made
for less than $100 and is the story of two brothers
who hunt for a yeti. PAGE 6A
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Tomorrow
Sunny
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy
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Dean draws sold-out crowd
Howard Dean has groupies,
and Jeni Weinberg is one of
them. She looked the part when
Dean spoke at a Kansas
Democratic Party rally Friday at
Liberty Hall.
Weinberg, Lawrence resident,
wore her favorite Democratic
party T-shirt, with Dean’s auto-
graph on one shoulder and for-
mer President Bill Clinton’s on
the other. In one hand she held
her homemade “Dean-O-Crat”
sign. In the other she guarded
the marker that Dean and
Clinton had used to sign her
shirt. Dean has touched it twice.
It is her lucky pen, said
Weinberg, who works in the
networking and telecommuni-
cation services department at
the University.
“He is absolutely a rock star,”
Weinberg said. “He can rock a
crowd.”
Dean was recently named
chairman of the Democratic
National Committee. He spoke
to a sold-out crowd of about
1,000 people Friday at Liberty
Hall.
During his half-hour speech,
Dean criticized President
George Bush’s No Child Left
Behind Act, his budget, and
his policy on social security.
Dean said the country needed
a stronger national defense
system and a more comprehen-
sive renewable energy pro-
gram.
Dean also said that Kansas
Democrats should focus on
winning county, city and state
elections.
“There is not one county in
this state where there are not
Democrats,” Dean said. “The
way for Democrats to take
power back is to stand up for
what we believe in.”
Brian Thomas, Plano, Texas,
senior, said he was encouraged
by Dean’s speech. Thomas said
it was a reminder that a lot of
work needed to be done at the
local and state level.
Thomas was pulled on stage
by a friend just before the rally
began. He got to stand with
other Democrats behind Dean
during the rally.
“It was nice to be on stage
and feel that energy coming at
you,” Thomas said.
But not just Democrats
attended the rally. Nathan
Loukedes, Lawrence sopho-
more, said he supported Bush
and worked with the
Republican party during the
presidential election. He went
to the rally with some of his
friends who are Democrats
because they had made a deal
that if he went to hear Dean,
they would go with him to hear
Ann Coulter in March.
Loukedes said he tried to go
to the rally with an open mind.
“I think it’s important
because you might find out that
what the other side is thinking
is what you’re thinking,”
Loukedes said.
Although he did not agree
with most of Dean’s comments,
Loukedes said he was
impressed with the way Dean
presented himself.
“I think he told everybody
there what they wanted to
hear,” Loukedes said. “And I
think it was $5 well-spent.”
— Edited by Jesse Truesdale
BY JASON SHAAD
jshaad@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
DNC chief fires up Lawrence Democrats
▼ POLITICS
Rachel Seymour/KANSAN
Howard Dean, head of the Democratic Party, with Quinn Rigney, 5,
whose poster reads “Kids Want Peace,” on stage after Friday evening’s
Democratic rally at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Dean spoke
about abortion, education, farmers and separation of church and state.
The sold-out rally drew people from across the state and Missouri.
KUnited
kicks off
campaign
With Student Senate elections less than two
months away, the KUnited coalition started its
campaign with its annual kickoff party last Friday
night.
Nick Sterner, Shawnee junior and Marynell
Jones, Dallas, Texas junior, are the presidential
and vice presidential candidates for the coalition.
Sterner spoke briefly at the kickoff party and
told the coalition’s supporters there is a lot of
work ahead before the April elections.
“It’s been a lot of fun tonight,” Sterner said. “I
am very surprised by the turnout, it is much big-
ger than we expected.”
Sterner said about 150 people attended the
party for KUnited.
The kickoff party, which took place at the Mad
Hatter, 623 Vermont St., included a live band and
a festive atmosphere.
Now, with the party behind them, Sterner and
Jones will turn their attention to the issues, before
releasing its platform in the next couple of weeks.
The two candidates will also meet with various
campus organizations including HALO and the
Interfraternity Council in the next two weeks.
Sterner said he wouldn’t change his strategy
despite the emergence of a third coalition,
Student Voice.
“We won’t change the way we campaign,”
Sterner said. “We will continue to reach out to as
many students as possible.”
Something else that will be new to the election
this year is the fact that students can vote from
any computer they want, not just computers on
campus.
Sterner and Jones hope that this will increase
voter turnout, as last year approximately only 14
BY DANIEL BERK
dberk@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
▼ STUDENT SENATE
Jayhawk revival
Culture extends beyond February
As Black History Month comes to
an end, many students don’t want
people to lose their focus and inter-
est in black history.
Chico Herbison, instructor for
African and African-American
Studies said he believed more in a
polyculturalism approach to the his-
tory month than a multicultural
view.
“Polyculturalism emphasizes our
multiple or mixed lineages. The
truest definition of an American is
someone who is the beneficiary of
European American culture,
African-American culture, of
women history, of Chicano Music,”
he said. “It looks at the intersection
of all of these cultures other than
focusing on one culture then going
to the next.”
Herbison said that separating cul-
tures into different months could be
dangerous. If you begin to separate
the historical connection that cul-
tures share it creates what he calls
“Cafeteria Multiculturalism.”
“You go through the ethnic cafe-
teria line and say ‘I’ll take a side
order of African-American culture
and a couple scoops of Hispanic cul-
ture,’ but never really integrating all
of them,” he said. “Seldom do peo-
ple look at the interconnected histo-
ry of all these months.”
He thinks that Black History
Month is only a start and hopes that
one day it won’t be needed.
A focus on the connections
between cultures needs to be taught
to students at a young age, but
Herbison knows that grade schools
face more restrictions in curriculum
than he does, he said.
Tierra Scott, Chicago senior who
is taking a course in the department
of African and African-American
Studies with Herbison, wrote an edi-
torial in Friday’s University Daily
BY ESTUARDO GARCIA
egarcia@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
▼ BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Freshmen
Russell
Robinson and
C.J. Giles
erupt from
the bench and
celebrate with
sophomore
Nick Bahe dur-
ing the final
minutes of the
Kansas men’s
basketball
game yester-
day afternoon
in Allen
Fieldhouse. KU
pulled off the
victory 81-79
against
Oklahoma
State. See the
game story
on page 1B.
SEE KUNITED ON PAGE 4A SEE CULTURE ON PAGE 4A
B l a c k H i s t o r y M o n t h
HERITAGE
CELEBRATI NG
Rylan Howe/KANSAN
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2005
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KUnited incited
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▼ HEALTH
▼ LOCAL MUSIC
KUnited held its kickoff party Friday night at the Mad Hatter. The coalition will spend the
next few weeks visiting student groups before announcing its platform. PAGE 1A
Howard Dean spoke to a sold-out crowd at a Kansas Democratic Party rally in Liberty
Hall on Friday. Dean criticized several of President Bush’s policies and called for local
Democrats to focus on city and county elections. PAGE 1A
Melting pot or not?
As Black History Month comes to an end, students and teachers evaluate the relevance and
importance of Black History Month. Chico Herbison, African and African-American Studies
instructor, teaches his students to focus on polyculturalism, not multiculturalism. PAGE 1A
Fire inspires
A local metal band, the Esoteric, lost all of its equipment in a fire Tuesday. The fire didn’t
stop them, however, from making people dance and rock out later in the week. PAGE 2A
Vagrant a potential hepatitis risk
KU Public Safety Officers discovered a letter in a vacant house stating that an individual
was a Hepatitis A and B risk, according to a KU Public Safety Office report. PAGE 2A
Candidate bios
Tomorrow’s primary election will cut the field from nine to six city commissioner.can-
didates.The Kansan profiles the nine choices. PAGE 3A
Alright all yeti
Two men, a monkey and a yeti. Lickety Split Films premiers “Yeti! A Tale of the Brothers
Krong!” at 6:30 tonight in Liberty Hall, 642 Massachusetts St. PAGE 6A
K-State trounces Kansas
The Kansas women’s basketball team lost to Kansas State for the eighth time in four years
Saturday. Despite junior forward Crystal Kemp’s 12 rebounds, Kansas had no answer for
K-State senior forward Kendra Wecker, who had her jersey retired at halftime. PAGE 1B
Senior forward Wayne Simien led the Kansas men’s basketball team to its first victory in more
than two weeks yesterday Kansas won, 81-79, and the victory against the second-place
Cowboys gave the Jayhawks a one-game lead in the Big 12 Conference standings. PAGE 1B
Avian flu: Know it, fear it
As though Wheaton Elkins didn’t have enough to be afraid of, avian flu is predicted
by some to be another major epidemic as the World Health Organization found that
it has crossed over to humans. PAGE 5A
Destructive democracy
President Bush and his administration is staging a multi-nation world tour of democ-
racy. The first stop was Iraq, but the next one is up in the air. Iran? North Korea?
Wherever it stops next, the question is will there be any fans? PAGE 5A
Redemption
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Hepatitis investigation closed
The KU Public Safety Office found a
letter in a vacant house Thursday
morning from the Douglas County
Mental Health Department stating that
a person was a Hepatitis A and B risk.
A copy of a Florida birth certificate,
a social security card and an Indiana
identification card, all belonging to
32-year-old Gerald R. Stokes, were
also found inside the house, accord-
ing to a KU Public Safety Office
report.
Stokes is not listed as a KU student,
faculty or staff member and is not list-
ed as a Lawrence resident, either, but
the house, which is in the 1200 block
of Louisiana Street, is owned by the
KU Endowment Association.
Capt. Schuyler Bailey, KU Public
Safety Office, could not speculate if
the individual named in the letter
from the Douglas County Mental
Health Department was Stokes.
Bailey also could not confirm if
Stokes was the individual who had
entered the house initially.
“No one was inside the house when
we arrived,” Bailey said. “So we don’t
know who it was.”
After an investigation, it did appear
that someone was staying in the house
without authorization, but Bailey was
not sure how long the individual had
been there.
At 8:14 a.m. on Thursday, KU
Public Safety Officers were called to
the house. They found a piece of ply-
wood that had been pulled off the
house and it appeared that the door
had been forced open.
The officers entered the residence
and found the letter, birth certificate,
social security card and ID card next
to a couch in the basement in plain
view, according to the report.
Once the house was secured, the
officers left, according to the report.
Bailey said the KU Public Safety
Office wouldn’t investigate the situa-
tion any further.
Stokes had not been located and
the KU Public Safety Office wasn’t
actively looking for him, Bailey said.
“We’re not looking for anyone,”
Bailey said. “We’re just trying to keep
them out of the house.”
The Endowment Association pur-
chased the house for the University
about the same time as a number of
other properties, including the lot
where Rieger Scholarship Hall was
being built, said John Scarffe, director
of communications for the
Endowment Association.
Scarffe also said that he was not
aware of this type of incident occur-
ring before in buildings that the
Endowment Association had pur-
chased or owned.
— Edited by Lori Bettes
BY JOSHUA BICKEL
jbickel@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
Column: Here’s to you, Mr. Simien
Senior forward Wayne Simien is a model basketball player whose combination of agility
and shooting touch is rare for a big man. PAGE 1B
High hopes
Senior vertical jumper Amy Linnen was the lone Big 12 Conference champion on the
Kansas track and field team. She won the pole vault at this weekend’s conference cham-
pionship in Lincoln, Neb. PAGE 1B
Welcome back, Moody
Junior forward Christian Moody returned to the lineup for the men’s basketball team and
scored 11 points. PAGE 2B
Bittersweet goodbye
The women’s basketball team’s outgoing seniors, guards Blair Waltz and Aquanita
Burras, have never experienced a victory against Kansas State. PAGE 2B
At last
Jayhawk fans breathed a collective sigh of relief after yesterday’s victory against
Oklahoma State. PAGE 3B
Walk-off weekend
The Kansas baseball team cruised to an easy victory Friday, as junior pitcher Mike
Zagurski pitched six no-hit innings. PAGE 6B
Shooting the spring breeze
The Kansas women’s golf team starts its spring season today in College Station, Texas.
PAGE 6B
Band rises from ashes
It takes more than fire to stop rock
‘n’ roll. Despite a blaze Tuesday that
destroyed their home at 820 Ohio St.,
musical equipment and personal
belongings, three of the members of
Lawrence metal band the Esoteric —
Stevie Cruz, Eric Graves and Marshall
Kilpatric — still had to perform.
Cruz, vocalist for the Esoteric, is
also known as DJ Cruz. He spins at
Neon, the popular ’80s dance night
on Thursdays at the Granada, 1020
Massachusetts St. The fire melted all
of Cruz’s records and destroyed his
turntables, but his iPod somehow sur-
vived, and helped him to keep the
crowd dancing.
“Neon is pretty request-friendly,”
Cruz said. “So I put a great deal of it
on there and somebody is going to let
me borrow their tables.”
The next two nights members of the
Esoteric played in a side project called
Last Caress, which is a Misfits tribute
band, at the Replay Lounge, 946
Massachusetts St., and at the Sphere
in Wichita.
“Sorry, we haven’t practiced in a
while,” Cruz said to a packed crowd
at the Replay, “I heard the Esoteric is
blowing up!”
The Misfits-hungry crowd didn’t
care about the occasionally botched
note as it chanted along to its favorite
songs by the legendary ’80s horror-
punk band.
The band played on equipment bor-
rowed from fellow metal bands
Truthcell and Lethe. But replacing all
of its equipment and finding a regular
practice space is a problem the band
has to take care of before it goes on
tour in the second week of March.
“It’s going to take about $8,000 to
$10,000 worth of equipment minimum
to go on tour,” said Dean Edington,
the Esoteric’s manager and Lawrence
resident. Edington estimated the band
lost about $20,000 to $25,000 worth of
musical and recording equipment.
Pro-Mark drum sticks, Meinl
Percussion, and Mesa/Boogie ampli-
fiers have offered to sell the band equip-
ment below list price, Edington said.
“I got an e-mail from a fan offering
his guitar,” he said.
Along with equipment, original
recordings of the Esoteric’s upcoming
CD, “With the Sureness of
Sleepwalking,” are gone. But the master
CD wasn’t in the house when it burned
down and will be released April 26.
The band salvaged a couple hard
drives full of music from the fire and is
going to see if there is any salvageable
music on them.
“You can replace equipment but
can’t replace recordings,” Cruz said.
Edington is impressed with how
the band is handling the situation.
“For three guys who just lost every-
thing, they’re really focused and
calm,” Edington said.
After the fire the Red Cross gave
Cruz, Graves and Kilpatric vouchers
for Hy-vee, Target and hotel rooms.
Edington set up a cash and material
goods fund at the Love Garden
Sounds/Arts Multiplex, 936 1/2
Massachusetts St. People can also
make Paypal donations at the band’s
Web site, www.the-esoteric.com
There are two benefit shows for the
Esoteric scheduled March 29 and 30
at the Granada, said Terry Taylor, tal-
ent buyer for Hunt Industries, a music
booking agency. So far the bands
Approach, Mac Lethal and Conner
are expected to play, Taylor said.
“It’s Lawrence, Kan., man,” Cruz
said. “We’re lucky to live in such a
caring community.”
Right now, the trio is staying with
Corey White, a guitarist for the
Esoteric. The band won’t begin to
search for a new home until after it
comes back from touring in May.
— Edited by Azita Tafreshi
BY NEIL MULKA
nmulka@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
The Esoteric continues to perform after fire destroys home
Kit Leffler/KANSAN
Stevie Cruz of the local metal band
the Esoteric sifts through boxes of
records that were destroyed during a
house fire Tuesday morning. The band
plans to continue with its scheduled
tour, which will begin in March.
“It’s Lawrence, Kan.,
man. We’re lucky to live in
such a caring community.”
Stevie Cruz
Vocalist for the Esoteric
Editor’s Note: University Daily Kansan staff writer Jason Shaad talked with the candidates running for the Lawrence City Commission.
Tomorrow’s primary will trim the field from nine candidates to six. Those six candidates will vie for three seats on the commission in the
general election on April 5. Polls will be open during tomorrow’s primary from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Election primary narrows candidates
news monday, february 28, 2005 the university daily kansan 3A
ON THE RECORD
✦ A 22-year-old KU student
reported a textbook stolen
sometime between 3:30 and
4:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 from
Wescoe Hall to the KU Public
Safety Office. The book is
valued at $85.
✦ A 20-year-old KU student
reported her backpack and
textbooks stolen sometime
between 9 p.m. Wednesday
and 6 a.m. Thursday from
Lot 14, the gold parking lot
east of Fraser Hall, to the KU
Public Safety Office. The
backpack and books are val-
ued at $300.
CORRECTION
Friday’s University Daily
Kansan contained errors. The
article, “One-on-one fitness,”
stated a personal trainer helped
a 350-pound diabetic drop 285
pounds. The article should have
said that the personal trainer
helped the diabetic drop to 285
pounds. Also, the article identi-
fied Richard Johnson as the
dean of liberal arts and sciences.
Johnson is the dean of students.
CAMPUS
Past KU student’s
trial postponed
The trial of David Ryan Jay, a
KU student from Summer 1998
until Spring 2001, was sched-
uled to begin this morning. It
was postponed until May 16 so
that the State can conduct a
psychological assessment,
Richard Guinn, assistant direc-
tor attorney for Johnson
County, said.
Jay is suspected of starting
17 fires, including a fire in
Watson Library in March 2004.
The defenses’ assessment of
Jay found that he had mental
issues beyond initial assess-
ments at his arrest, Guinn said.
Jay pleaded not guilty to 13
counts of arson and one count
of aggravated arson on July 7,
2004.
The fires caused almost $8
million in damages.
—Joshua Bickel
Sue Hack
Age: 57
Lawrence Resident since 1971
Job: Incumbent commissioner
Political party: Independent
Education: Graduated from the
University of Kansas in 1970 with a
degree in secondary education
Most important issue: More collective approach to
solving community problems
Most important issue for KU students: Feeling engaged
in the community
Age: 60
Lawrence Resident since 1973
Job: Retiree
Political party: Republican
Education: Graduated from the
University of Kansas in 1978 with a
B.A. in theater and English
education
Most important issue: Maintenance of city infrastructure
Most important issue for KU students: City bus system
cooperating with the University bus system
Age: 59
Lawrence Resident since 2000
Job: Incumbent commissioner
Political party: Democrat
Education: Graduated from
Wichita State University in 1968;
Graduated from Washburn
University School of Law
Most important issue: Expansion and preservation
Most important issue for KU students: University
expansion and a land-use agreement
Age: 51
Lawrence resident since 1954
Job: Downtown Barber
Political party: Democrat
Education: Graduated from Farrell
Academy of Barbers in Kansas
City, Mo., in 1975
Most important issue: More jobs, city budget process
and city maintenance
Most important issue for KU students: Neighborhood
ordinances about noise complaints and student
housing
Age: 45
Lawrence resident since 1966
Job: School administrator
Political party: Republican
Education: Graduated from the
University of Kansas in 1988 with a
degree in geography
Most important issue: Growth planning, affordable
housing, jobs and education
Most important issue for KU students: Merger of KU
on Wheels bus program and the city’s public bus
system
Age: 42
Lawrence Resident since 2000
Job: Restaurant owner
Political party: None for city
commission election
Education: Graduated from the
University of Kansas in 1985 with a
B.A. in personnel administration
Most important issue: Economic growth
Most important issue for KU students: Tax spending
and quality of life in Lawrence
Age: 43
Lawrence resident since 1993
Job: Attorney
Political party: Unaffiliated
Education: Graduated from Baylor
University in 1986 with a master’s
degree in environmental studies;
Graduated from University of
Florida School of Law in 1990
Most important issue: Growth management
Most important issue for KU students: Depressed
wages and the availability of affordable housing
David Holroyd David Schauner
Age: 37
Lawrence resident since 1985
Job: Electric contractor
Political party: Republican
Education: Attended KU from 1985-
1989, but did not graduate
Most important issue: Fair representation of
Lawrence population within the city commission
Most important issue for KU students: Land use and
rental housing
George Grieb
Age: 40
Lawrence Resident since 1993
Job: Attorney
Political party: No political
affiliation
Education: Graduated from the
University of Kansas School of
Law in 1998
Most important issue: City development and the
budget process
Most important issue for KU students: Public
transportation and student housing
Greg Robinson Tom Bracciano
Doug Holiday Jim Carpenter
Mike Amyx
BY JASON SHAAD
jshaad@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
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February 28, 2005
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THIS WEEK
percent of students voted in the
election.
Jones and Sterner will also
pass out surveys and general
information about the coalition
on the fourth floor of the Kansas
Union this week.
“When we visit the various
campus organizations we will
find out what is important to
them,” Jones said.
Sterner said the two candi-
dates have been meeting with
three organizations a week for
the last two weeks.
KUnited has not finalized its
full roster of candidates for all
the senator positions, Sterner
said. The coalition is also
preparing to launch its Web
site, where people can look at
the coalition’s platform and
learn more about the candi-
dates. Sterner said he expects
the Web site to be launched this
week.
The two other coalitions have
not yet held their kickoff parties,
but both Delta Force and Student
Voice are planning events.
—Edited by Austin Caster
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ON CAMPUS
✦ The Dole Institute of
Politics will sponsor a lec-
ture by Frank Donatelli, Ed
Rollins, Craig Shirley and
Richard Wirthlin on
“Electing Reagan: The
Presidential Campaign” as
part of its Presidential
Lecture Series at 7:30
tonight in the Dole
Institute. Call 864-4900.
✦The department of Russian
and East European Studies
will sponsor a lecture by Urs
Heftrich of Heidelberg
University on “The Role of
Rumor in Nikolay Gogol’s
Dead Souls: A Five-Act
Drama” at noon tomorrow at
room 318 in Bailey Hall. Call
864-4236.
✦Margaret Rausch of the
Religious Studies
Department will lecture on
“Islam, Berber and Culture
in Morocco: Ishilhin
Women’s Religious Rituals”
from 3:30-5 p.m. tomorrow
at room 109 in Bailey Hall.
Call 864-3745.
✦Student Union Activities will
screen the Japanese film
“Twilight Samurai” as part of
its international film series at
7 p.m. at Woodruff
Auditorium in the Kansas
Union. Admission is $2 or
free with SUA movie card.
Call 864-SHOW.
✦University Christian
Fellowship will offer Bible
study and worship at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow at
Ecumenical Christian
Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Contact Rick Clock at 841-
3148.
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Advising Center will spon-
sor a majors fair from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
in the Kansas Union. Call
864-2834 for more informa-
tion.
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Ministries will sponsor a
University Forum on “A
Place at the Table: Using
Our Faith to Advocate for
the World’s Hungry” at
12:30 p.m. Wednesday at
the ECM, 1204 Oread Ave.
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Kansan talking about what she
thinks are the biggest problems
with Black History Month. In the
editorial she listed three prob-
lems: There is only a core group of
famous African-American that get
focused on, people cannot get a
real feeling for African-American
history in 10-second history les-
sons on TV and February is the
shortest month of the year.
Mitchell Van Doren,
Kingston, Jamaica, junior, is also
in Herbison’s class. She was sur-
prised to hear that some of her
classmates didn’t like Black
History Month. She said that
she feels differently.
“I never thought that people
would actually hate it. I could see
white people not liking it, but not
black people,” she said. “I love it
and I don’t know that much
about African-American culture.”
Melva Landrum, Minneapolis,
Minn., senior, said that Black
History Month was a good way
to bring awareness to African
Americans. She said that you
can never learn enough about
people different from yourself.
Landrum is the president of
Zeta Phi Beta sorority, which
helped sponsor events for African
Heritage Month on campus.
Black History Month was first
created by Carter Woodson in
1926. It was known then as
“Negro History Week.” February
is a month with important mile-
stones in African-American his-
tory such as the ratification of the
15th Amendment, which
allowed black men to vote. It is
also the month the National
Association for the Advancement
of Colored People was founded
and when Malcolm X was killed.
— Edited by Nikola Rowe
KUnited
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A
Heard
on the
hill
What do you think of the way Black History Month is thought
of in today’s society?
“I think that there’s a lot of
skepticism surrounding Black
History Month because it is
classified for the specific aware-
ness of one group. If African-
American history was focused
upon in our past there would-
n’t be a need to classify a
specific month for it now.”
—Mike Conley
Graduate adviser
“I think they treat it
like any other history
class. It’s lost some
meaning over the
years. It’s not so special
anymore, it’s some-
thing you expect every
year. You kind of take it
for granted.”
— Viet Nguyen
Overland Park senior
“It appeals to the
pop culture. All I know
about it is that it’s on
TV in the pop channels.
It’s not addressed every
day walking around.”
—Kristin Freese
Glasgow, Mo., senior
“I think it’s poorly
approached. For all
the things that have
happened we only
get a month. It
doesn’t give
enough credit
where credit is.”
— Roma Ronnie
Kansas City, Mo.,
sophomore
Culture
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A
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Marynell Jones, vice presidential candidate of the student coalition
KUnited, thanks the crowd at the Mad Hatter, 623 Vermont St., for
coming to the campaign kickoff party Friday night.
‘Million dollar’
Oscar night
LOS ANGELES — The box-
ing saga “Million Dollar Baby”
was the Academy Awards
heavyweight yesterday, claiming
best picture and three other tro-
phies, including honors for
director Clint Eastwood, lead-
actress Hilary Swank and sup-
porting-actor Morgan Freeman.
Martin Scorsese’s “The
Aviator” came away with the
most Oscars, its five awards
including the supporting-actress
prize for Cate Blanchett.
Eastwood, who at 74 became
the oldest directing winner ever,
noted his mother was with him
when his Western “Unforgiven”
won the 1992 best-picture and
directing Oscar.
“She’s here with me again
tonight, so at 96, I’m thanking
her for her genes,” Eastwood
said. “I figure I’m just a kid. I’ve
got a lot of stuff to do yet.”
The 77th Oscars were anoth-
er heartbreak for Scorsese, the
man behind “The Aviator,” who
lost the directing race for the
fifth time. Scorsese matched the
record of Oscar futility held by a
handful of legendary filmmakers
such as Alfred Hitchcock and
Robert Altman, who also went
0-for-5 in the directing category.
Swank became a double
Academy Award winner yester-
day for “Million Dollar Baby,”
while Jamie Foxx took lead
actor for “Ray.” The wins for
Freeman and Foxx made it only
the second time blacks won two
of the four acting prizes.
Swank, who previously won
the best-actress Oscar for “Boys
Don’t Cry,” once again beat out
main rival Annette Bening,
nominated for the theater farce
“Being Julia.” Bening had been
the front-runner for “American
Beauty” five years ago but lost to
underdog Swank.
“I don’t know what I did in
this life to deserve all this. I’m
just a girl from a trailer park
who had a dream,” said Swank,
who played an indomitable
boxer.
Swank joined Vivien Leigh,
Helen Hayes, Sally Field and
Luise Rainer as the only actress-
es with a perfect track record at
the Oscars: Two nominations
and two wins.
Foxx won for his uncanny
emulation of Ray Charles in
“Ray.” As he had at earlier
awards triumphs, Foxx led the
Oscar audience in a rendition of
the call-and-response chant
from Charles’ 1959 hit “What’d
I Say,” whose funky electric-
piano grooves play over the
opening credits of “Ray.”
“Give it up for Ray Charles
and his beautiful legacy. And
thank you Ray Charles for liv-
ing,” said Foxx, who climbed to
Oscar glory after an early career
built mainly on comedy, includ-
ing his TV series “The Jamie
Foxx Show” and the raunchy
sex flick “Booty Call.”
Foxx had been a double
Oscar nominee, also picked in
the supporting category for the
hit man thriller “Collateral.”
Playing Katharine Hepburn
in “The Aviator,” Blanchett had
the spirit of the Oscars’ most-
honored actress on her side.
Hepburn, the love of Hughes’
life in the 1930s before she
began her long romance with
Spencer Tracy, earned 12 nomi-
nations and won a record four
Oscars.
“Thank you, of course, to
Miss Hepburn. The longevity of
her career I think is inspiring to
everyone,” said Blanchett. She
added thanks to “Aviator” direc-
tor Scorsese, saying, “I hope my
son will marry your daughter.”
Oscar host Chris Rock said
Blanchett was so convincing
that Sidney Poitier, Hepburn’s
co-star in “Guess Who’s Coming
to Dinner,” showed up at
Blanchett’s house for supper.
The wins by Freeman and
Foxx followed Denzel
Washington and Halle Berry’s
triumph three years ago for
“Training Day” and “Monster’s
Ball,” the only other time blacks
claimed two acting Oscars.
“It means that Hollywood is
continuing to make history,”
Freeman said backstage. “We’re
evolving with the rest of the
world.”
The superhero action comedy
“The Incredibles” won the ani-
mated-feature prize, beating
2004’s biggest box-office hit, the
fairy-tale sequel “Shrek 2.”
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guys in business suits drive by in a
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What’s wrong with girls wearing
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able to keep their feet warm.

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Pass:
✦ Dennis Rader’s daughter. The
daugter of suspected BTK killer, the
serial murderer who terrorized Wichita
in the ’70s and ’80s, apparently gave
police DNA evidence from her father to
help police finally apprehend him after
all these years.
✦ Howard Dean. The Democratic
screamer regaled hundreds of
screaming fans at Liberty Hall on
Friday. The Kansan is passing Dean
for honoring Lawrence by picking our
fair city as the first stop on his tour.
Fail:
✦ Oklahoma State basketball. The
Cowboys couldn’t be bothered to
stand for the national anthem at yes-
terday’s basketball game. This might
be visiting team protocol, but how
much of a hassle is it stand for the
anthem for a few minutes?
✦ Award shows. The Oscars are sup-
posed to attract one billion viewers.
To one-fifth of the world’s population:
Don’t you have something better to
do with your time?
As the United States con-
tinues to build and rebuild the
new Iraq with help from the
rest of the world, here’s a fun
fact about another little coun-
try where we just got done
waging a war.
Afghanistan ranks 173 out
of 178 countries on the
United Nations 2004 Human
Development Index according
to a new UN report. That puts
Afghanistan at the bottom of the
world trash barrel of human
conditions.
As we have seen in both
Afghanistan and Iraq, fighting
the war is the easy part of “build-
ing” a democracy. After it the
real work starts. But this report
shows that we are not commit-
ted to focusing on the hard
work. President Bush
announces the overthrows and
elections, but what good are
they when basic living condi-
tions are some of the worst in
the world?
But worse, how should Iraqis
feel about this? Where will our
priorities be if we invade Iran?
And then North Korea? Will
President Bush leave us with a
demented domino chain of
democracy?
The United States has
helped nations build democrat-
ic governments before. We
helped both war-ravaged
Germany and Japan emerge
from tyranny to republican
governments after World War
II. But as Afghanistan and Iraq
show, President Bush is not
taking this task as seriously as
the United States has done
before.
First of all the United States
didn’t go marching into
Germany and Japan guns blaz-
ing, the harbingers of democra-
cy. We weren’t the aggressors of
conflict like we find ourselves
today. After fighting a global
war the United States, with
help, took it upon itself to
rebuild and encourage democ-
racy on the nations that
attacked it.
Second, we were serious
about building a democracy.
Building a new government
takes both time and money. We
occupied both for several years,
helping create better conditions
than either Iraq or Afghanistan
had. We pumped in aid with the
Marshall Plan. We brought
order, which led to peace and
stability, before giving sovereign-
ty.
Afghanistan and Iraq have
neither advantage. Both require
large security forces to maintain
peace, yet both have already had
elections. Afghanistan is lacking
in every measure of a nations
development, as shown by its
abysmal Human
Development Index rating.
“The fragile nations could
easily tumble back into
chaos,” wrote the authors of
the report, according to The
New York Times.
Ripe for democracy? I
don’t think so.
Yet President Bush has
already moved on — shifting
attention and capital to Iraq.
The United States is currently
spending $4.3 billion dollars a
month in Iraq fighting that war.
The war in Iraq takes money,
soldiers and media attention
away from the problems of
Afghanistan.
“The report has painted a
gloomy picture of the status of
human development in the
country after two decades of war
and destruction,” Afghani presi-
dent Hamid Karzai said in a
foreword of the report.
It’s true that the United States
isn’t the sole reason for
Afghanistan’s plight; our war’s
only the latest in a long series of
conflicts there.
But if the United States and
President Bush don’t fully and
patiently support human condi-
tions and rebuilding after invad-
ing a country, democracy cannot
survive. And our policy of bring-
ing democracy to the world
becomes a sham.
■Jordan is a Salina junior in
journalism.
JOHN JORDAN
jjordan@kansan.com
I have a modest list of wor-
ries that includes, among
other things, finding a job
after graduation and the fact
that girls don’t seem to like
me.
Last week, I added one
more item to my list: avian
influenza.
Avian flu mainly affects
poultry — the virus has killed millions of chickens
in Asia and other parts of the world over many
decades.
According to the World Health Organization,
the United States experienced an avian influenza
outbreak in the mid-1980s, which “resulted in the
destruction of more than 17 million birds.”
Michael Specter recently wrote an article for
The New Yorker covering this disease, and he
details how a particular strain of avian influenza
has shifted from infecting birds to infecting and
killing other animals, including humans.
The World Health Organization thinks avian
flu has potential to cause the next pandemic,
which is an extensive and overwhelming out-
break of a disease.
The World Health Organization believes that a
deadlier, more contagious strain of avian influen-
za might transform our Earth into a fetid
hellscape where birds threaten the very existence
of mankind.
In this way, the World Health Organization is a
lot like Alfred Hitchcock.
So how does a person catch the flu from a duck
in the first place? Well, have you ever seen a duck
cough? They don’t cover their mouth.
Catching this avian flu terrifies me. Understand,
I am a weak link in the evolutionary chain, a poor
swimmer foundering in the shallow end of the
gene pool.
If we were living in caveman times, I wouldn’t
last.
Nature has dealt me a fragile, temperamental
body. I have no body fat, which means I freeze any
time the temperature dips below 80, and an
underdeveloped bladder forces me to the bath-
room every 10 minutes. Also, I look terrible in
leopard print.
Imagine the males of the tribe leaving the cave
to go hunting. They tell me to
stay with the women and sew
hides together. “But sewing
hurts my fingers,” I said.
On the other hand, if I go
on the hunt I’ll surely be
eaten.
“Hey Darrel,” one saber-
tooth tiger says to his pal. “See
that skinny kid who looks
awful in the leopard skin?
“You mean the one that’s shivering?
“Yeah. Let’s eat him the next time he goes in the
bushes to pee.
So I worry I might not survive a flu pandemic.
Fortunately, modern man has two tools that
might combat such an outbreak: vaccines and
anti-viral drugs.
But, as Specter points out, there is enough of
neither. He writes that the entire world is capable
of producing only 100 million flu vaccines per
year. Fewer doses of suitable anti-viral drugs
exist.
Fortunately, America has reelected two men
with experience when it comes to birds and bio-
logical threats.
Dick Cheney is to feathered friends what
Britney Spears is to music — a shameless and
wanton destroyer.
About a year ago, Vice-President Cheney and a
couple buddies went to a hunting club in
Pennsylvania. A Pittsburgh television station
reported that Cheney and his friends killed more
than 400 farm-raised pheasant in just a matter of
hours.
He knows how to handle birds.
And two years ago, President Bush created
Project Bioshield, which set aside money for
research and response to agents of bioterror, such
as small pox and anthrax.
His awareness of dangerous diseases and their
threat should enable him to direct our government
to counter a possible pandemic — by ordering
Cheney to patrol our borders with a shotgun.
Should birds with the avian flu evade Cheney
and strike America, you won’t find me hanging
around Lawrence. I’ll be in a cave.
✦Elkins is a St. Joseph, Mo., junior in English.
WHEATON ELKINS
welkins@kansan.com
Lawrence and University provides
opportunities to learn about cultures
On Feb 15th the Kansan published an editori-
al: “Broaden world perspective, begin with
Brazil tutorial” from Julia Melim Coelho.
I believe the article runs into hasty generaliza-
tions and lacks on enthusiasm about how to
take positive actions about our worldview right
here.Lawrence and especially KU has countless
opportunities to learn about different cultures
and meet people from all around the world.
In my case, for the first time I have been able
to fast during Ramadan week, celebrate Chinese
New Year, dance Latin music every week and
assist to different conversation tables. Indeed, if
you would like to taste Brazilian food or discuss
with Julia her article, you just need to participate
on the Brazilian Week next March.
I cannot tell how many times I have been
asked where Uruguay is located. I even
designed a system to explain it using my hands.
To be honest, I do not care because we all need
to be educated and is the attitude what counts.
So, if you recognize me on campus, please ask
me something about my country and tell me
something about yours.
Roque Gagliano Molla
President KU Fulbright Association
Graduate student in electrical engineering.
Montevideo, Uruguay
news 6a the university daily kansan monday, february 28, 2005
Local director helms yeti-hunting film
Take one Easter bunny cos-
tume, add a monkey mask and
gloves and attach a furry white
rug from Target. You create a
yeti, better known as the abom-
inable snowman.
This mythical creature is the
focal point of “Yeti! A Tale of
the Brothers Krong,” a film writ-
ten and directed by local film
maker W. David Keith.
But this yeti has one peculiar-
ity.
“The yeti has an Easter
Bunny tail,” Keith said. “I want-
ed a polar bear costume and
there wasn’t a costume rental
place that had one.”
That’s only a minor detail in a
film that cost less than $100 to
make.
“Yeti!,” which Keith describes
as “Ernest” meets “Indiana
Jones,” is about characters
Caspian and Brian Krong,
brothers and paranormal inves-
tigators, who wield the magical,
plastic Blades of Caton.
When they discover that a
colleague is missing, possibly
captured by the yeti, the broth-
ers try to rescue him and hunt
for the yeti in Himalayan moun-
tains. Along the way, the duo
meets space witches, a monk
and a monkey guide.
“It has your classic story: Two
brothers hunting down the yeti
and accidentally finding their
true identities from a monk in
the Himalayas,” Aaron
Weatherford, who plays Brian
Krong, said.
The film also has a strong
family message, said Brian
Weatherford, who plays Caspian
Krong.
“The moral of the story is that
brothers should always stick
together,” Weatherford said.
“Bros before hos.”
To emulate the Himalayas
“Yeti!” was filmed at the
Overland Park Arboretum, 8909
W 179th St., last February.
Other shots were done at the
Lawrence Memorial Park
Cemetery, 1517 E. 15 St.
All of the movie’s dialogue
was improvised. Keith set up the
scenes, and the actors made up
the lines.
“We had the freedom to say
whatever we wanted,” said
Stephanie Suetos, a 1998 gradu-
ate who played a space witch.
“Yeti!” is just one film created
by Keith, a former KU film stu-
dent, and the Weatherford
brothers. Together they are
Lickety Split Films, a produc-
tion company that has made
films such as “A Burt Reynolds
Christmas,” “Earth Lords” and
“Robbie the Dancing Vampire.”
Members of Student Union
Activities made copies of “Earth
Lords” and distributed it.
Keith receives e-mails from
people in San Francisco and
Brooklyn, N.Y., commenting on
“Earth Lords.”
“It pleases me to know peo-
ple are watching my crappy little
films,” Keith said.
Lickety Split’s biggest chal-
lenge is finding time to make
movies between school, work
and church. The group usually
films during weekends at the
spur of the moment.
“Some people people like to
go fishing on the weekend,”
Keith said. “Some people like to
go drinking. We like to run
around in monkey suits and film
it.”
— Edited by Laura Francoviglia
BY NEIL MULKA
nmulka@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
“Yeti! A Tale of the Brothers
Krong”
✦ TIME: Meet and greet
with the actors and the
crew for autographs
begins at 6:30 p.m. The
film starts at 7 tonight.
✦ ADMISSION: $3
✦ PLACE: Liberty Hall, 642
Massachusetts St.
Source: Lickety Split Films
when & where
CAMPUS
Hispanic culture
week starts today
This week the Hispanic-
American Leadership
Organization will present HALO
Week.
HALO has organized several
events on and off campus that
will bring awareness to and cel-
ebrate Hispanic culture.
The organization will kick off
the week by showing “A Day
Without a Mexican,” a comedy
about a day when all of the
Hispanic people disappear from
California.
The movie will be at 7
tonight at the Pine Room in the
Kansas Union.
HALO will have salsa lessons
at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the
Kansas Room in the Kansas
Union. It will also participate in
Topeka’s Hispanic Day on the
Hill.
— Estuardo Garcia
STATE
BTK suspect to go
to court this week
WICHITA — A man suspect-
ed in a string of 10 slayings
that terrorized Wichita residents
for more than three decades
was being held yesterday on
$10 million bond and could
appear in court as early as
today, prosecutors said.
At that appearance, Dennis L.
Rader, 59, would stand in front
of a judge on video while pros-
ecutors recite yet-to-be filed
criminal charges against him.
Police were confident Rader’s
arrest last week would bring to
an end 30 years of fear about
the BTK strangler. But as they
pored over news of a suspect’s
capture, many residents here
were left with an unsettling feel-
ing — that he had been hidden
among them all along.
At his church and around
town, many expressed shock
that Rader was accused of being
the man responsible for at least
10 killings attributed to BTK — a
self-coined nickname that
stands for “Bind, Torture, Kill.”
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MANHATTAN — Kansas State forward
Kendra Wecker’s jersey was retired to the
rafters of Bramlage Coliseum Saturday for
Senior Night, a fact Kansas players should be
happy about.
For four straight years, Wecker’s Wildcat senior
class has exerted total dominance over the
Jayhawks, and Saturday was no different.
A 73-46 victory against Kansas marked the
eighth consecutive victory for Kansas State in the
Sunflower Showdown and gave the Wildcat sen-
iors their fourth straight series sweep.
The Wildcats, 20-6 (11-4 Big 12), took the lead
on their first possession and never fell behind,
leading 38-18 at the break.
Strong starts by seniors Kendra Wecker and
Laurie Koehn, in their final game at Bramlage
Coliseum, carried Kansas State to the early
lead. Wecker finished with 21 points and 13
rebounds, while Koehn added 19 on 5-of-10
shooting from three-point range.
“These kids have had great careers,” coach
Bonnie Henrickson said. “Both those kids did a
nice job for Kansas State.
Seizing on the emotion of Senior Night and the
home crowd of 11,254, Kansas State’s senior class
jumped on top of Kansas early.
Wecker connected on her first five shots,
Koehn hit open shots and the Wildcats ran wild
in transition. With 6 minutes left in the first half,
the Jayhawks were staring down the barrel of a
33-9 deficit.
“We just got down on ourselves,” senior guard
Aquanita Burras said.
The Jayhawks scored five points in the opening
minutes and only seven of 26 attempts fell for the
Jayhawks in the first period.
Kansas shot slightly better after halftime and
closed out the contest with 30 percent shoot-
ing.
Burras led Kansas with 11 points — the lone
Jayhawk in double figures.
For a guy who doesn’t show
much emotion on the court,
Wayne Simien was certainly
fired up yesterday.
Even before the tip-off, Big
Dub had his hands in the air,
waving to the 16,300 fans in
Allen Fieldhouse. After Kansas’
81-79 victory against Oklahoma
State, he was fist pumping like
Tiger Woods.
Not to mention what hap-
pened during the game. The sen-
ior forward put the Jayhawks on
his back, scoring a career-high 32
points and adding 12 rebounds.
After the game, he was all
smiles. He knew his team had
gotten an important victory.
“I’m not one to show much
emotion, but this was just extra
special today,” Simien said.
“This was one of our last home
games, two of the top teams in
the country were going at it
fighting for a championship,
emotions were hot and the
crowd was into it.”
The Jayhawks clearly knew
they had to do one thing to win.
“Just feed the beast and good
things will happen,” senior
guard Aaron Miles said.
For the first time in four
games, good things did happen
for the Jayhawks. Their coach
got a victory against his mentor
and his alma mater. The
Jayhawks, 21-4 and 11-3 in the
Big 12, regained sole possession
of the conference lead. And per-
haps more importantly, Kansas
won a close game against a good
opponent, and played like one
of the tops teams in the country.
Self said he’d never been a
part of a game where two teams
competed harder, where the
atmosphere was better or as
well officiated.
It was tough week for the
Kansas basketball team. After los-
ing to Oklahoma last Monday,
the Jayhawks did some soul
searching. They put in work on
the practice floor and shut them-
selves off from the outside world.
No media. No cell phones. No
distractions. The Jayhawks just
wanted to focus on playing
Oklahoma State. They didn’t talk
to the media all week. Saturday
night, they turned their cell
phones over to the coaches. It
didn’t matter that they had family
and friends in town. This team
was determined to be focused.
“I think we did a good job of
eliminating those outside dis-
tractions,” Miles said.
The return of junior forward
Christian Moody to the line-up
was another instrumental ele-
ment of the Jayhawks’ success
yesterday. Simien shot the ball
17 times, three less than he had
in the previous two games com-
bined.
Sports Sports
Individuals excel in Lincoln
The KU track and field team
walked out of Lincoln, Neb., tired,
weak and sore after competing
Friday and Saturday at the Big 12
Conference Indoor
Championships.
The men finished eighth in the
conference and the women finished
seventh.
Jeremy Mims said before the meet
that mental preparation was essen-
tial for success.
He said that no one wanted to
give anyone slack, and that he
would have to earn his place in the
Big 12. The Iowa City, Iowa, senior
finished second in the 800-meter
run, with a time of 1:49.46. His time
provisionally qualified him for
nationals.
Kansas coach Stanley Redwine
said several of his athletes competed
at top levels.
“We had people set personal
records, and I definitely see them as
maximizing their potential,” he said.
He said this team, is a combina-
tion of some athletes getting rejuve-
nated and the younger athletes living
up to their potential.
The comeback of the year could
possibly be Amy Linnen’s success in
the women’s pole vault.
After recovering from nagging
foot and ankle injuries, the senior
transfer became the record holder
with a pole vault of 13 feet, 11.25
inches.
Linnen’s goal this season was to
get back to a national level.
The senior achieved her goal by
jumping 13 feet, 9.25 inches. Linnen
was ecstatic when she finished her
indoor season on top — the only
BY PATRICK SHEHAN
pshehan@kansan.com
KANSAN SPORTSWRITER
The Kansas track and field team had 15 team members qualify for the Big 12 All-
Conference team at the Big 12 Indoor Championships during the weekend. The top
eight finishers in each event were named to the team.
NAME EVENT RESULT FINISH
Amy Linnen pole vault 13’ 9.25” first
Sheldon Battle shot put 62’ 11.5” second
Jeremy Mims 800-meter run 1:49.46 second
Brooklyn Hann triple jump 41’ 2.25” third
Ekaterina Sultanova pole vault 13’ 5.25” third
Kim Clark 600-meter run 1:22.63 fifth
Brooklyn Hann 60-meter hurdles 0:08.5 fifth
*Shatoya Hill triple jump 40’ 10.25” fifth
Julius Jiles 60-meter hurdles 0:07.95 sixth
*Matt Baysinger 600-meter run 1:11.08 seventh
Tiffany Cherry 60-meter dash 0:07.51 seventh
Josh Kirk heptathlon 5,126 points seventh
*Charles Murphy 400-meter run 0:48.32 seventh
Octavia Garrett 400-meter run 0:55.85 eighth
Aaron Thompson 60-meter hurdles 0:08.00 eighth
* — personal best
Source: Kansas Athletics Department
all-big 12 qualifiers
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Kansas State dominates
BY PAUL BRAND
pbrand@kansan.com
KANSAN SPORTSWRITER
Jayhawks can’t keep up with Wildcats on Senior Night
▼ WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: 73-46
Thanks for
everything,
Wayne
Thank you Wayne Simien.
Your play yesterday was the main reason that
your Jayhawks were able to end the streak of loss-
es it had. It was clear that you were not going to
let this game against Oklahoma State end in a
loss.
When Oklahoma State went on runs that test-
ed the resiliency of your team, you stepped up.
There was no jumper that you could not hit. You
wanted the ball, and you were a true leader on the
court.
This game certainly helped your case to be the
Big 12 Conference’s Player of the Year. You have
been the Jayhawks’ most consistent player all sea-
son, and yesterday was no exception. You showed
the nation how good of a player you are. You were
the team’s savior, scoring 11 points in the game’s
final 10 minutes.
In your 21 games this season, you have never
failed to score more than 10 points, and you have
done it with unbelievable accuracy. Your field
goal percentage has been better than 54 percent
this season.
You have shown why you should be considered
the premier player in the Big 12, and you’ve done
it the right way. You do not complain, you are self-
less, and you are not a flashy player. You simply
perform at an unbelievable level in each game.
You do what is best for the team, good things nat-
urally happen when you have the ball. You are a
class act, Wayne Simien. You are always looking
at the positives, rather than dwelling on the nega-
tives.
Your consecutive free-throw streak may have
ended yesterday when you hit 10 of 11, but not
before you made 34-straight, a Kansas all-time
record. You were nearly as good from the field,
making 11-of-16, helping the Jayhawks shoot
nearly 70 percent as a team.
It’s clear that if the Jayhawks get you the ball,
the team will win. And that’s all that you care
about, not how many rebounds or points you had.
▼ THE RANT
RYAN COLAIANNI
rcolaianni@kansan.com
Rylan Howe/KANSAN
Senior guard Aquanita Burras defends against
Kansas State senior forward Kendra Wecker. Burras.
Had one steal and led the Jayhawks with 11 points.
Whose house? Dub’s house
Simien blazes
the trail for
Kansas victory
BY MIRANDA LENNING
mlenning@kansan.com
KANSAN SENIOR SPORTSWRITER
▼ MEN’S BASKETBALL: 81-79
Rylan Howe/KANSAN
Senior forward Wayne Simien holds up a fist encouraging his teammates on the floor. Simien scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 12
rebounds during the 81-79 victory against the Oklahoma State Cowboys yesterday in Allen Fieldhouse.
SEE COLAIANNI ON PAGE 3B SEE EXCEL ON PAGE 3B
SEE DOMINATES ON PAGE 3B
SEE DUB’S HOUSE ON PAGE 3B
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2005
Christian Moody proved just how
valuable he is to the Kansas men’s
basketball team yesterday.
After missing the last two games
because of an infected knee, the jun-
ior forward returned to the starting
line-up and played a pivotal role in
the Jayhawks’ two-point victory
against Oklahoma State.
The crowd showered him with a
loud “MOOOOODY” chant after he
threw down a one-handed dunk 5
minutes into the game.
“It was pretty loud,” Moody said.
“I saw plenty of Moody shirts up
there. I had some friends and family
fly in town, and I’m just so happy it
was a fun game for everybody.”
Moody’s fan club included his aunt,
uncle, two best friends, girlfriend and
CBS commentator Billy Packer, who
called Moody the greatest walk-on of
all time earlier this season.
None of them left disappointed.
Moody saw 34 minutes of action,
made five shots in six attempts, and
tied his career high of 11 points.
“I think I would have played with
any pain,” Moody said. “I just really
wanted to get back out there.”
During the past week, media and
fans have speculated that Moody’s
absence was the reason Kansas lost
games to Iowa State and Oklahoma.
Though Moody said he received
words of encouragement from across
Lawrence, he thought his presence
on the court was not the deciding
factor in snapping Kansas’ three-
game losing streak.
“No way,” Moody said. “I’m real-
ly grateful for the support and
prayers, but I don’t want to give
myself credit for being the differ-
ence. Look at how everyone else
played. Wayne had a career high,
and the other guys just stepped up.
I’m so glad to be a part of it.”
On top of his 11 points, Moody
brought several intangibles to the floor
that didn’t show up on the stat sheet.
The driving layup that senior
guard Aaron Miles hit to give the
Jayhawks a two-point lead late in the
game began when Moody set a
screen, which gave Miles an open
lane to attack the basket.
Just minutes earlier, Miles threw a
poor pass over Moody’s head, but he
managed to save the ball and set up
the half-court offense.
“Moody is always in the right
spot,” senior guard Mike Lee said.
“He knows how to make plays, but
he’s just solid. He makes rebounds
and keeps plays alive. We needed
him tremendously tonight.”
Moody was also instrumental in
getting the ball to senior forward
Wayne Simien, who scored a career-
high 32 points. The Big 12 Player of
the Year candidate had 17 shots
from the field and went to the free-
throw line 11 times.
In the Jayhawks’ last two games,
Simien saw only a few good looks at
the basket and disappeared, at times,
from the Kansas offense.
“You guys saw that Christian
Moody is pretty valuable,” Kansas
coach Bill Self said. “Look how many
touches Wayne got today compared to
past games. We just look like a totally
different team with him out there.”
Moody again deferred credit to his
teammates, saying that he didn’t
remember throwing the ball to Simien
as much as Lee and Miles did.
Despite Moody’s humble attitude,
Simien was more than willing to
compliment his performance.
“When the double teams came he
did a lot of good things to help the
offense,” Simien said. “Moody did a
great job scrapping and defending.”
On defense, Moody drew the
most difficult task of any Jayhawk.
Self chose him to guard Oklahoma
State senior forward Joey Graham.
Graham scored 19 points, but
Moody held him to just four rebounds
and forced him to commit two turn-
overs. For Self to pick Moody as the
most capable big man to defend
Oklahoma State’s standout forward
shows just how much Moody means
to the Jayhawks, Self said.
Especially since Moody had to do
it for 34 minutes, while he wasn’t at
full strength.
— Edited by Azita Tafreshi
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Tomorrow
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CORRECTION
✦ Friday’s University Daily Kansan contained an
error. In the story, “Self’s mentor seeks first
Fieldhouse victory,” Oklahoma State men’s
basketball coach Eddie Sutton’s losing streak
in Allen Fieldhouse was misstated. He won
once in the fieldhouse, with the Arkansas
Razorbacks, on Dec. 18, 1976.
K-State’s Senior Night drowns Kansas
MANHATTAN — Fighting early
deficits is like struggling to get free
from quicksand. If you get down far
and fast enough, it’s nearly impossi-
ble to get out.
The Kansas women’s basketball
team learned that the hard way
Saturday night, as they fell to Kansas
State, 73-46. The Wildcats buried
the Jayhawks in the sand early, with
the help of seniors Kendra Wecker
and Laurie Koehn. Wecker hit her
first two three-point shots in the first
5 minutes, contributing to Kansas
State’s 14-3 run to open the game.
Koehn drained three long-range
shots to send the Jayhawks into the
locker room with a 38-18 deficit.
“They came out firing and they
stayed hot the whole night,” Kansas
junior guard Erica Hallman said.
The Jayhawk seniors couldn’t
keep up. At halftime, Wecker and
Koehn accounted for 27 of Kansas
State’s 38 points. On a Senior Night
for the Wildcats, Koehn and
Wecker’s performances painted a
familiar picture for the Jayhawks.
Kansas’ seniors, guard Aquanita
Burras and guard/forward Blair
Waltz, have never defeated the
Wildcats.
“I think that those kids (Wecker
and Koehn) had great careers here
and they’re not going to finish any
differently as seniors in their last
game here,” Kansas coach Bonnie
Henrickson said.
Saturday’s game in Manhattan
wasn’t named Kendra Wecker night
for no reason.
The Wildcats were able to feed the
ball to Wecker and when the
Jayhawks closed out on the All-
American, Koehn connected from
long range.
The Jayhawks had difficulty find-
ing a defender for Wecker. Freshman
forward Taylor McIntosh began
guarding Wecker, but couldn’t con-
tend her long ball. When Burras
guarded Wecker, she was forced to
foul in order to keep up physically.
“I wouldn’t be so frustrated if I
didn’t think we were better,” said
Henrickson. “If I just thought they
were that much better than we were,
I would swallow my pride. I’m not
taking anything away from K-State; I
just think they’re better than that.”
Hallman was up in arms as well.
“We didn’t coming out fight for
pride. We’re embarrassing; an
embarrassment to this university,”
said Hallman. “We didn’t play with
heart at all.”
Wecker finished with 21 points,
fulfilling her average on the year,
and Koehn finished with 19 points,
and 50 percent from beyond the arc.
Burras was held to 11 points, the
only Jayhawk to hit double figures.
Waltz pitched in for two points.
In such a high stakes, bragging
rights game for both teams, the sen-
iors made the difference. And for the
Jayhawks, the Wildcats provided the
quicksand.
— Edited by Lori Bettes
BY PATRICK SHEHAN
pshehan@kansan.com
KANSAN SPORTSWRITER
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Wildcats have NIT hopes
BOULDER, Colo. — An NCAA berth for the
first time since 1996 is still out of the question
unless Kansas State can pull off some upsets in
the Big 12 Tournament.
But after Saturday’s
82-80 victory against
Colorado, the
Wildcats can still
hope for an NIT bid
— which would be
their first postseason
appearance since 1999
and their first in Jim
Wooldridge’s five years as coach.
And that, forward Jeremiah Massey said, is
Kansas State’s prime concern.
“We’re a struggling team right now, just trying
to get back on track,” said Massey, who led the
Wildcats (15-10, 5-9 Big 12) with 28 points and 19
rebounds.
For a moment, it appeared as
though Colorado (13-13, 4-10)
might derail the Wildcats’
chances of gaining some need-
ed momentum.
But the Buffalos, who lost
their fourth straight conference
game, fell one basket short of
overtime when Marcus Hall’s
driving layup rolled off the rim.
Massey was happy that Hall
took the shot instead of fresh-
man Richard Roby, who hit
seven three-pointers and
scored 30 points for the first
time in his career.
“Roby was wide open on the
wing for a three,” said Massey,
who outraced the freshman to
the ball and covered it with his
hands as time expired. “And
I’m pretty sure he would have
hit it.”
The Buffaloes, though, want-
ed Hall to take the shot all the way.
“We got what we wanted,” coach Ricardo
Patton said. “If we were down by three, we
wanted him to drive and dish. Or if we were
down by two, we wanted him to take it to the
hole.”
Sophomore Lance Harris added a career-high
20 points for the Wildcats, whose 15 wins are
one more than last season’s total, and Fred Peete
had 10 points.
The Wildcats next visit the Jayhawks — a
team that owns a 29-game winning streak
against them — before closing out their regular
season at home against Nebraska.
“If we win some more, every step you take in
that direction is a step in the right direction,”
Wooldridge said.
— The Associated Press
Woolridge
Massey
Rylan Howe/KANSAN
Kendra Wecker, Kansas State senior
forward, waves to the crowd after the
Wildcats 73-46 victory against the
Jayhawks. Wecker scored 21 points and
grabbed 13 rebounds.
Humble Moody returns, shines
BY KELLIS ROBINETT
krobinett@kansan.com
KANSAN SPORTSWRITER
Rylan Howe/KANSAN
Christian Moody, junior forward, tries to block Joey Graham, Oklahoma State
senior forward. Moody contributed 11 points during 34 minutes of playing time
yesterday in Allen Fieldhouse.
The normal inside-outside
combination of juniors Crystal
Kemp and Erica Hallman fell
flat and produced only 13
points.
Hallman hit one of seven
shots while Kemp went 2-of-11.
Even with Kemp’s 12-
rebound game, the Jayhawks
were defeated handily 42-32 in
team rebounds.
“We didn’t have an inside
presence,” Henrickson said.
The Jayhawks cut the lead to
15 after a Burras steal and a
Hallman free throw, but the
comeback never materialized.
The brief Kansas run was
answered swiftly by Kansas
State, and the outcome was
soon cemented. The Wildcats
scored on seven of their next
eight possessions and the
Jayhawks converted on only
one in the same stretch.
“That’s K-State,” Burras said.
“Everything they shot went in.”
A 15-point advantage was
quickly widened to 31, and the
rout was on.
This performance was far
from predictable after Kansas
played No. 6 Baylor tightly in
its previous game only to lose
by 10.
“What is a shock to us is to
come out and struggle so much
offensively and defensively,”
Henrickson said.
Henrickson is looking for her
squad to rebound in the final
regular season Big 12
Conference contest tomorrow
with Iowa State in Ames, Iowa.
— Edited by Jennifer Voldness
sports monday, february 28, 2005 the university daily kansan 3B
Jayhawk to win an event.
“It’s great to win a champi-
onship in the Big 12
Conference, especially after
winning the Pac 10 champi-
onship at Arizona,” Linnen
said. “It’s great to add it to my
resume.”
Linnen said she felt the
added pressure of jumping with
the conference’s best. “It’s great
watching girls jump better than
you; it inspires me,” Linnen
said. “But it inspires the other
girls too.”
Other notable finishes includ-
ed Sheldon Battle’s second-place
finish in the men’s shot put,
throwing 62 feet, 11.5 inches.
Battle was ranked second in the
Big 12 going into the meet.
Ekaterina Sultanova finished
third place in the pole vault.
The Krasnodar, Russia, fresh-
man jumped 13 feet, 5.25 inch-
es for all-Big 12 honors.
Brooklyn Hann did double
duty as she finished third in
the triple jump with the dis-
tance of 41 feet, 2.25 inches
and fifth in the 60-meter hur-
dles as well, with a time of
8.50.
Senior Aaron Thompson
and freshman protege Julius
Jiles finished eighth and sixth
in the 60-meter hurdles,
respectively.
Jiles, a Kansas City, Mo.,
native, finished in 7.95, and
Thompson, from Lenexa, fin-
ished in 8.00.
The team will split this week-
end to go to the Alex Wilson
Invitational in South Bend,
Ind., and the Iowa State
Invitational in Ames, Iowa.
This will be the team mem-
bers’ last opportunity to qualify
for the National Indoor
Championships.
— Edited by Jennifer Voldness
If there is a W next to your
name, you are happy. It’s fitting
that your nickname is “Big Dub,”
as fans flash a W as you shoot
free throws. You are a winner.
You showed why you are the
team’s best jump shooter. It’s
amazing that a 6-foot-9-inch
player who is so physical is able
to make guarded 15-foot jump
shots with ease. Your shooting
ability will help you make a lot
of money at the next level, in
the NBA. Your range helps
more than just your individual
statistics. You are able to draw
post defenders at the top of the
key, allowing Christian Moody
or other post players to get
open underneath.
Your career-high 32 points
yesterday was part of your best
game in your four years in the
Jayhawk program. You took
control of the game early, scor-
ing buckets on turn-around
jumpers and tough layups. You
scored six of the team’s first
eight points of the game, helping
it get off to the start it needed.
It was clear that neither team
wanted to lose, but you showed
that you and your fellow
Jayhawks wanted it more. You
played in a crisp game of bas-
ketball, with both teams as well
as they had all year. It was one
of those “instant classic” games
that might be seen someday on
ESPN Classic.
As usual, you were efficient,
not forcing bad shots or trying
to do too much. On
Wednesday, you will play your
last game in Allen Fieldhouse.
It will certainly be an emotion-
al day for you. You have been
through so much in your four
years, especially with your
injuries. But you worked
through those, never giving up,
despite your frustrations.
Thank you for four great years
Wayne.
✦ Colaianni is a McLean, Va.,
sophomore in journalism
and political science.
Victory restores fans’ confidence
The men’s basketball team
finally gave the loyal Jayhawk
fans something to cheer about
and the student section was
appreciative.
“Given the circumstances
with the Big 12 on the line and
the seniors second-to-last home
game, it may have been the
greatest game I have ever wit-
nessed in the fieldhouse and
I’ve been going to Kansas games
as long as I can remember,”
Micah Swade, Louisburg soph-
omore, said.
The Jayhawks got a much-
needed victory heading into
March.
After three consecutive loss-
es, the victory put some life
back into the Jayhawk faithful.
“I was getting hesitant with
three consecutive losses, but the
win over Oklahoma State boost-
ed my confidence in the ’Hawks
quest for the national champi-
onship,” Josh Van Zandt,
Shawnee sophomore, said.
Oklahoma State was held to
just one point in the final three
and a half minutes. The crowd
knew how much the Jayhawks
needed a victory after a three-
game skid and came out rowdy.
The players urged the crowd to
be louder during each time-out
late in the game.
“I think the crowd was huge
for us,” senior guard Keith
Langford said. “There isn’t a
better place to end a losing
streak.”
The Cowboys were up by one
with 94 seconds left and the
crowd rose to its feet and car-
ried the Jayhawks to victory.
The victory gave the Cowboys a
second consecutive Big 12
Conference loss. Nebraska
upset Oklahoma State Tuesday.
“I feel this win may send the
two teams in different direc-
tions. KU has the confidence
heading into March and
Oklahoma State is going into
March with two straight losses,”
Van Zandt said.
The Jayhawks will control
their destiny in the Big 12 with
upcoming games against Kansas
State and Missouri.
“This win will help KU’s
NCAA seeding and confidence
heading into March. It was a
much-needed win,” Swade said.
— Edited by Lori Bettes
BY DREW DAVISON
ddavison@kansan.com
KANSAN SPORTSWRITER
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SOFTBALL
Jayhawks finish
tournament ahead
The Kansas softball team
went 3-2 this weekend at the
Palm Springs Classic. The
Jayhawks played a pair of dou-
bleheaders followed by a game
yesterday afternoon.
On Friday, the team defeated
Utah, 2-1, in eight innings
before falling to Brigham
Young, 3-0.
Saturday, the team edged
Cal State-Fullerton 3-2. No. 12
Washington held off Kansas in
the night cap, winning 4-0.
Yesterday, Kansas ended the
tournament defeating Arizona
State 3-0.
Serena Settlemier, junior
pitcher, led the team. She
earned the win in each of the
Jayhawks’ three victories. She
did damage offensively as well.
Against Cal State-Fullerton, she
hit her 15th career home run.
The home run ties her with
Kansas coach and former play-
er Tracy Bunge for fourth place
on the Jayhawks’ career home
run list.
After the tournament,
Kansas improved to a 7-7 over-
all record. The Jayhawks next
tournament will be March 5-6
at the Kay Brechtelsbauer
Classic in Carbondale, Ill.
— Drew Davison
BASEBALL
Royals struggle
with aching backs
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Besides
having to worry about Mike
Sweeney’s back problems,
which have kept him out of
more than 100 games the past
two seasons, the Kansas City
Royals have another bad back
to deal with this season.
Lefthander Jimmy Gobble
missed his final start last season
when a physical revealed a back
problem. Gobble was sent to
Los Angeles to see a spinal spe-
cialist, where it was discovered
he had a pinched sciatic nerve.
“It wasn’t the back (hurting)
so much, but it was shooting
pain through my left leg,”
Gobble said. “I didn’t go in the
trainer’s room and tell them
about it.”
Gobble finally confessed the
leg pain to Steve Joyce, the
team’s physician, who ordered
an MRI of Gobble’s back.
“They spotted it,” Gobble
said. “In my mind, I wanted to
pitch my last start. It would have
been nice to get the 10th win.”
Gobble had to settle for a 9-8
record with a 5.35 ERA in 25
games, 24 of them starts.
He said he was not con-
cerned about his back this year,
but said he wasn’t sure how it
would respond because he had
yet to pitch an exhibition game.
Gobble spent the offseason
strengthening his stomach and
core muscles to protect his
back. He returned twice to
Kansas City to have trainer Nick
Swartz oversee his exercise
workout.
— The Associated Press
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“He just made himself Big 12
player of the year,” senior guard
Keith Langford said. “We just
rode his back.”
Simien scored 14 first-half
points as the Jayhawks shot 68
percent from the field in the first
half. The thing is, the Cowboys
were just as good. They had just
two turnovers in the first half and
went 5-10 from behind the arc.
The 39-39 halftime score left
for a leave-it-all-out-on-the-court
second half. Self said he didn’t
want to play anyone more than
16 minutes in the first half
because he anticipated an intense
second half. Other than Miles,
who played 17 first-half minutes,
none of the Jayhawks went over
16. The Jayhawks opened the
second half with an 8-0 run that
put them up by as many eight
with about 12 minutes to play.
But the Cowboys went on a
run of their own, rattling off 10
straight. Before Kansas knew it,
they were down by seven points
with 6 minutes left.
The Jayhawks appeared to be
in trouble. So what happened in
the games’ final minutes?
“Wayne,” Langford said. “He
got after it, made some big plays
and got a couple of big stops.”
Kansas finished the game on
a 12-3 scoring run ignited by a
Miles three point shot with 4:30
left. That gave the Jayhawks
momentum and they tied the
score at 78 with 1:30 to go.
Miles gave the Jayhawks their
final lead with 30 seconds left in
the game. Guarded by
Oklahoma State guard
JamesOn Curry, Miles blew past
the freshman, drove to the bas-
ket and layed the ball up over
senior forward Ivan McFarlin.
“Christian did a good job of
screening my man,” Miles said.
“They had to respect Keith out
on the wing so they didn’t help
too much and I just found the
opening.”
Holding onto a 80-79 lead,
Miles went to the line. He
missed the first but sunk the
second to give the Jayhawks a
two point lead. The Cowboys
had the ball with 19 seconds
left. Senior guard Daniel Bobik
inbounded the ball to senior
guard John Lucas. It appeared
that Oklahoma State wanted to
get the ball to senior forward
Joey Graham, but the
Jayhawks’ defense didn’t allow
them to get set up.
“We told our guys to switch
on all ball screens,” Self said.
“Joey set a ball screen and it
looked like they wanted to get it
to him to shoot a three.”
Lucas was forced to take a
quick three at the buzzer that
would have won the game, but
it was short, hitting the front of
the rim. Simien fist-pumped.
Self high-fived his players, then
he hugged his mentor.
Langford said it was just
good to smile again.
“I’m happy,” Langford said.
“I’m happy for coach Self and
his family. I am just excited that
we got the win.”
— Edited by Jennifer Voldness
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day. They had plenty to cheer about as the Jayhawks broke their losing streak with an 81-79 victory against
Oklahoma State.
“It’s great
watching girls jump
better than you; it
inspires me. But it
inspires the other girls
too.”
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✦ Today’s Birthday (02-28-05).
Saving up your money is good this
year, even if you have lots. You’ll want
to take a bit of a cruise later on. Make
sure you can afford it.
✦ Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7.
With the assistance of a partner, you’ll
acquire greater wealth. Get somebody
who’s good at financial planning, and
who always keeps their word.
✦ Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 7.
If you’re looking for the perfect partner
for just about any reason, ask your
friends. They’ll fix you up with the one
who matches you best.
✦ Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is a 6.
Listen carefully and try to provide
what’s requested. Your attention to
detail will be very much appreciated.
✦ Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is an 8.
If you can’t get away yet, the next best
thing is to have people over to your
house. Don’t worry, this will be lots of
fun, even if you can't provide every-
thing.
✦ Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 6. The
more you learn, the more you realize
what others know. It’s funny how
much smarter they get, when you keep
going to school.
✦ Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7.
You won’t have to spend your whole
fortune to get things just the way you
want them. Confer with a creative
loved one and you'll come up with a
better plan.
✦ Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 7.
You’ve been concentrating on form,
design and maybe even color. You
haven’t given a thought to the money.
It soon will come in on its own.
✦ Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is an
8. You’ll start off March with a big
advantage, especially regarding love.
Your best partner, even tonight, is a
gentle, compassionate listener.
✦ Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a
6. Dig around in the attic and in your
own old memories. You’ll find some-
thing really neat you can use when
entertaining at home. It’s in there.
✦ Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is an
8. Hold a strategy meeting with all
your best planners. You’ll come up
with at least one idea that will work for
you, brilliantly.
✦ Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 6.
You’ll have to exercise restraint again
today. Luckily, you should be pretty
familiar with the drill. And, yes, it does
pay well.
✦ Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an
8. You’ll see, over the next few days, a
lot farther than before. New options
are becoming available to you, as you
gain experience. Accept.
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Jayhawks take 2 of 3 in series
In a series that produced two
home runs, a grand slam and a near
no-hit pitching performance all in
the Jayhawks’ favor, it seemed unfit-
ting that Kansas only won two of the
three games. The three-game series
against the Northern Colorado
Bears produced two victories, 11-1
and 9-8, and one defeat, 2-3.
An 11-1 blowout in game one in
Hoglund Ballpark gave the impres-
sion that the Jayhawks had an easy
series ahead. Two extra-inning
games later, the team found itself in
an offensive battle with the Division
I Bears. A walk-off home run by
Kansas junior outfielder A.J. Van
Slyke during game three highlighted
the day and saved the Jayhawks’
series victory.
The three-game series spread
throughout two days witnessed two
different Jayhawk teams.
While Friday displayed a stellar
performance by Kansas pitcher Mike
Zagurski and dominance at the plate,
Saturday was a constant offensive
battle combined with choppy defense
and 11 total pitching changes.
“I think the first game was an
example of how hard baseball is to
play some days,” Kansas coach Ritch
Price said. “I almost feel like we won
the game we should’ve lost and lost
the game we should’ve won.”
In the deciding game of the series,
both teams put up more offensive
threats than the previous two games.
Although the Bears out-hit the
Jayhawks in both games of the dou-
bleheader, Kansas found a way to win.
Sophomore left-hander Sean
Land started on the mound for
Kansas, but he surrendered four
runs in the top of the fourth. Land
had six strikeouts, the high for
Kansas on Saturday. No Kansas
pitcher pitched more than 3.2
innings in the final game.
Junior right-hander Kodiak Quick
grabbed the win for the Jayhawks.
Northern Colorado’s Tyler Pearson
was handed the series-ending loss.
“The first three innings were all
right. The fourth inning I started los-
ing some control and it ended up
being a very good outing,” Land said.
“This is nothing to be concerned
about. Anyone can win in baseball.”
Right fielder Brad Beaman led the
Bears offensively, going 4-6 at the
plate. Designated hitter Brennan
Garr went 2-5 and second baseman
Brad Baker hit 3-5 in to post a
strong offensive force in game three.
But the real offensive story came
from the home team. Van Slyke did
his damage on Friday night when he
belted out an eighth inning grand
slam. Van Slyke was not satisfied,
and as his father and former major
league ballplayer Andy Van Slyke
watched from the stands, he went
yard for the second time of the series.
Only this trip around the bases was a
walk-off solo home run, putting the
Jayhawks ahead of the Bears, 9-8.
“I asked the guy working the
scoreboard and he said it went out
by three inches,” Van Slyke said of
his Friday night grand slam. But
because of his father, the story was
different on Saturday. “It felt great.
I’ve never hit a walk-off homer
before. It was the first game he’s seen
this year, so it was a coincidence, but
it was pretty great.”
Northern Colorado struck first,
however, on Saturday in the first game
of the doubleheader. After starting
right-handed pitcher Clint
Schambach threw up three scoreless
innings, the Bears connected on two
doubles and a Jayhawk error for two
runs. The senior hung on until the top
of the sixth until a stand-up double
took him off the mound. Schambach
gave up two runs and struck out only
one in his 5.2 innings of work.
Kansas did not answer back
offensively until the bottom of the
sixth. In a sloppy Northern
Colorado effort, a grounder by sen-
ior outfielder Gus Milner to short-
stop turned into two errors and gave
Kansas freshman outfielder John
Allman room to score. Allman also
scored the tying run of the game in
the bottom of the ninth on a sacri-
fice fly ball off the bat of freshman
second baseman Ryne Price.
Allman’s game-tying run was
enough to propel Kansas into extra
innings, but not enough to pull out a
victory. Northern Colorado left
fielder Ryan Symons hit the game-
winning RBI against junior right-
handed closer Don Czyz. Czyz took
the first home loss of the season for
the Jayhawks while Brennan Garr
picked up his first win of the season.
“You try and keep the same men-
tality every day,” Czyz said. “That
way you’re not wavering too much
between good and bad. Times like
these it’s hard to do but you have to
tough through it.”
Left-handed senior Zagurski
threw a career-high 13 strikeouts
against the Bears. As the pitchers in
the Kansas bullpen constructed a ‘Z’
with a paper cups, one for each
strikeout, Zagurski kept a no-hitter
alive into the seventh inning.
Besides Van Slyke’s grand slam,
the game-one 11-run effort was led by
junior outfielder Matt Baty and desig-
nated hitting junior Jared Schweitzer.
Each had two hits, including a solo
Schweitzer home run.
“We have the power but we are
not really a home run hitting kind
of team,” Schweitzer said. Despite
the loss, Price is not upset at the
results of the series and looks for-
ward to the continuing improve-
ment of his team.
“I think the great thing was that
we got out of some jams late with
Quick and Czyz,” Price said.
“There’s five new players playing
so we’re still trying to piece it
together. We’re only about a month
away from being a really good
team.”
Kansas will face Southwest
Missouri State at 3 p.m. tomorrow at
home.
— Edited by Austin Caster
BY ALISSA BAUER
abauer@kansan.com
KANSAN SPORTSWRITER
Games against Northern Colorado include grand slam and near no-hitter for Kansas
Golf team
to play on
new course
in Texas
The women’s golf team will begin its spring sea-
son today at the Texas A&M “Mo”morial invita-
tional in College Station, Texas. Although the
team has competed in this event in the past, this
year the course will be different.
Coach Erin O’Neil
said Amanda Costner,
Tiffany Woods,
Chelsey Pryor, Jill
Womble and
M e r e d i t h
Winkelmann would
play The Traditions
Club, a brand new
course just built for
Texas A&M. The
Traditions Club
opened in June 2004,
and was designed by
Jack Nicklaus and his
son Jack Nicklaus II.
The Jayhawks will
compete against 13
other teams, including fellow Big 12 Conference
schools Baylor and Kansas State.
O’Neil said that the biggest competition would
come from Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas Christian
and Southern Methodist. She said she would
keep her eye on a few others as well.
“Illinois State, Northwestern and Kansas State
are the ones we want to finish ahead of to help
our regional bid,” O’Neil said.
The players are prepared, having played a prac-
tice round at the course yesterday. The team was
also lucky that the weather has been cooperative
in Lawrence.
“We’ve been out three or four times each week
to play,” junior Chelsey Pryor said. “It was a little
cold, but we bundled up and went out there.”
In their practice round, the Jayhawks paid
attention to a few different things, so that they
could prepare as best they could. Pryor said the
players wanted to figure out the best course strate-
gies. She said the team would be looking for tar-
gets to aim at for the best ball placement, and
would focus on the greens to see where they break.
The Texas A&M “Mo”morial invitational is
the first of five tournaments the Jayhawks will
play in before the Big 12 Conference
Championship, which will begin April 22 in
Austin, Texas.
— Edited by Jesse Truesdale
BY TRAVIS ROBINETT
trobinett@kansan.com
KANSAN SPORTSWRITER
“Illinois State,
Northwestern and
Kansas State are
the ones we want
to finish ahead of
to help our
regional bid.”
Erin O’Neil
Women’s golf coach
Rylan Howe/KANSAN
Senior pitcher Mike Zagurski hurls the ball toward home plate. Zagurski
allowed no hits through seven innings and recorded a career high 13 strikeouts
during the Jayhawks 11-1 victory against Northern Colorado Friday at Hoglund
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