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Displaced students seek housing
By Frank Tankard
Kansan staff writer

Of the 32 KU students who lived in Boardwalk Apartments, Raul Diaz was one of the few lucky enough to have renter’s insurance. But some of his possessions destroyed by fire early Friday morning were irreplaceable, like the $10,000 worth of books he had for his evolution research, including original copies from the 1800s. When Diaz, Los Angeles graduate student, awoke to shouts of “Fire!” he grabbed his cell phone, keys and dog and ran down the stairs and out the front door of the three-story building. He’s now living in the guest bedroom of a friend’s house and looking for a new apartment. University officials said they were doing everything they could to accommodate students who lived in the destroyed apartments, including replacing textbooks and school supplies for free. Chris Johnson, associate di-

rector of the Office of Student Financial Aid, said the University would award grants of up to $1,000 from an emergency fund. Johnson said grants would vary based on the level of need, but would typically be about $500. He said several students had requested assistance as of yesterday afternoon. Johnson said displaced students should go to the Office of Student Financial Aid at 50 Strong Hall to meet with an adviser. Dave Heller, a Manhattan senior who lived in the complex, said the office gave him $500 yesterday. That amount won’t go far to replace the possessions he lost in the fire. Heller said he hoped to get his $375 security deposit back from Boardwalk Apartments, along with the rent he paid through January, totalling $1,560. He also was waiting to get his car back, which was impounded at the scene while investigators searched for clues to how the fire started. Judy Miller, assistant manager of Boardwalk Apartments, said investigators took all of the

office’s records. She said residents’ payments would be refunded when the records were returned. Diana Robertson, associate director of KU Student Housing, said the University was offering housing to those who were displaced by the fire. As of Monday afternoon, three students had called to ask about housing, but none had decided to move in. Robertson said Jayhawker Towers had the most available space. Jane Tuttle, assistant to the dean of students, said that if residents of the complex had any other needs, the University would try to accommodate them on a case-by-case basis. She urged students affected by the fire to contact the University. Heller said his next step would be to move out of his friend’s house and find a new apartment. “I’m just in the process of getting my life back together,” he said. Staff writer Matt Wilson contributed to this story — Edited by Erick R. Schmidt

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Members of the United States Bureau of alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and explosives take a break from investigating the cause of the fire in the Boardwalk Place Apartment complex. Three bodies have been discovered since the fire ravaged the apartment complex on Friday morning.

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KU student among missing
By Frank Tankard

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Kansan staff writer

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Jennifer Farnsworth, Spring Hill junior, waits for a friend in the Smith Hall library while reading the newspaper Monday afternoon. Farnsworth said she often waits in Smith Hall to pick up her friend.

Investigators confirmed Monday that they had found three bodies in the rubble of Boardwalk Apartments, which burned down early Friday morning. Nicole Bingham, Wichita senior, is among three apartment residents missing, along with Jose Gonzales, 50, and Yolanda Riddle, an Ottawa social worker. All of the other residents have been accounted for, Mark Bradford, interim chief of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical department, said in a press conference at 2 p.m. Monday. Bradford said he was relatively sure emergency workers found all the bodies, but it could be a few days before medical examiners determine the identities of the three bodies found. The fire was reported at 1:19 a.m. Friday at Boardwalk Apart-

ments, in the 500 block of Fireside Drive, off 6th Street. When firefighters arrived at 1:25 a.m., the apartments were engulfed in flames. The fire was under control by 4:30 a.m. Thirty-two KU students lived there. At least 18 people were injured and two were taken to Kansas City for treatment. One of those injured was Eli Greenbaum, a KU graduate student. He was listed in fair condition yesterday at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. Monday afternoon, Lyz Matney, 19, watched from across the street as firefighters dug through the rubble. She spoke of how lucky she was to move out of the building just the week before. And she thought of Nicole Bingham, whom she didn’t know well, but frequently saw in passing at the apartment complex. “I just talked to her in the laundry room,” she said. — Edited by Erick R. Schmidt

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What was once home to many students will soon lose its own
By GaBy Souza
Kansan staff writer

On top of the hill that shadows Potter’s Lake sits a building that is sometimes overlooked. It is not a building where classes are held, though it is home to the bursar’s office and the KU Public Safety Office. Its neighbor to the north is JRP Hall, a newer-looking and more impressive building. But that building, CarruthO’Leary Hall, will be torn down to make room for a new facility for the School of Business. Toni Dixon, director of communications for the School of Today’s weather

Business, said she hoped the new business facility would be built within the next five years. That means the demolition of Carruth-O’Leary. The hall has never been completely renovated and is underequipped, said Don Steeples, vice provost of scholarly support. Its rooms are tiny, and the general wear and tear has taken its toll. “A person could walk into dozens of rooms and say, ‘Yep, this was a dormitory,’” Steeples said. Carruth-O’Leary began its existence as just that when it opened its doors as twin residence halls for students in the summer of

1955. It first housed the football team and students attending an international student orientation, but in the fall of 1955, it became home to 200 male students. It also was the home to basketball wonder Wilt Chamberlain, who lived at Carruth-O’Leary sometime between 1955-1958. Henry Fortunato, project director and editor-in-chief of the KU History Project, said the new residence halls were built to accommodate the University’s growth. The University was shifting its focus from normal house-sized student residences with 60 residents to larger, highrise housing buildings such as Carruth-O’Leary.

The hall got its name from two University greats: Dr. William Carruth and Raphael O’Leary. Dr. William H. Carruth was a University graduate who made a name for himself by becoming a professor of German and literature in 1887. He was a man before his time, coauthoring a book on women’s suffrage and writing a famous poem advocating the idea of evolution. English was O’Leary’s strong suit. He was a member of the KU English department from 1895 to 1936. He was also the first editor of the KU Graduate Magazine.

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Carruth-O’Leary Hall will be torn down to make room for a new business school building. The hall was once a residence hall and the home of Wilt Chamberlain.

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— Christina Flowers KUJH-TV

The University’s branch of Queers and Allies will acknowledge National Coming Out Day today to support the LGBT community. Page 2a

Celebrating expression of sexual orientation




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GTAs in negotiations with the University to increase their annual salaries to meet a wage that would pay the cost of living in Lawrence. Page 2a

graduate Teaching assistants want pay raise

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Saturday’s loss at Kansas State has left the position of starting quarterback up in the air for football coach Mark Mangino. Adjustments to the offense also will be made this week in practices. Page 10a

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TUESDAY Group hosts coming out celebration
By Erin CastanEda


TUesDay, ocTober 11, 2005
Kansan correspondent


By Malinda OsBOrnE
Kansan staff writer

Top 10 Most Frequent Crimes In Lawrence
10. Domestic Battery 9. Forgery 8. Criminal damage to property, misdemeanors 7.Theft more than $500, less than $25,000 6. Disorderly Conduct 5. Battery 4. Burglary, motor vehicle 3. Criminal damage to property 2. Theft, misdemeanor 1. Theft, loss of <$500

Coming out in support of a group has taken on a whole new meaning today thanks to Queers & Allies celebration of National Coming Out Day today. Queers & Allies has planned multiple events in celebration. There will be a special “Coming Out Day” social event at 7:30 tonight in the International Room of the Kansas Union and a party Wednesday nigtht at Liquid. Queers & Allies also will have a table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today on Wescoe Beach. The group will provide infor-

mational fliers about coming out. The fliers will discuss what should be done before someone comes out publicly and how to deal with negative responses. “It’s hard to find a good time to come out, and lots of people make the mistake of doing it at the wrong time, like on holidays, when people are already stressed. Today gives them a better opportunity,” said Maureen Warren, Garden City first-year graduate student and director of Queers & Allies. Warren first came out publicly during her freshman year. She said although it was a difficult thing to do in the beginning, she felt relieved

that she had finally come to terms with herself. “It was painful because I lost some friends, but in another way it was liberating because I didn’t have to watch what I said and worry about revealing who I really was,” she said. Warren stressed that coming out is not something only queer persons do, but allies as well. She defined an ally as someone who not only believes LGBT people deserve the same legal protection as others but also that they make sure their voice is heard. Justin La Mort, Cherryvale senior, declares himself as an ally to the LGBT community and said he worked to protect its rights.

“Some people say because I’m not gay, why should I do anything, it’s pointless,” he said. “But if you don’t help prevent their liberties from being taken away now, who knows when it will be you?” La Mort is president of the American Civil Liberties Union at the University of Kansas. ACLU and Queers & Allies will co-sponsor a letterwriting campaign on Wescoe Beach to oppose proposed measures in the Kansas legislature towards same-sex parent couples wanting to adopt. ACLU is also representing Lisa Johnston, a KU alumna and lesbian, who was denied adoption in Missouri on the basis of her sexual orienta-

tion and has taken her case to court. “Being gay is not against the law. This legislation institutionalizes prejudice and ignorance. There is not a single reason why homosexuals can’t raise children and yet here we are having the same debate,” La Mort said. Warren said being gay wasn’t simply an issue about sexuality, but about respecting different points of view. “I don’t expect everyone to approve of my sexual orientation, but I do expect the same legal protection from hate crimes and prejudice,” Warren said. — Edited by Erick R. Schmidt

It was a snowy day in October ...

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Teaching assistants want salaries that provide living wage
By aly Barland
Kansan staff writer


Joe Francis scrapes the snow off the windshield of his Jeep Monday in Nederland, Colo. Although it only rained in Boulder and other parts of Colorado, Nederland received several inches of snow.

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Governor lauds cooperation between agencies
By rOxana HEgEMan
the associated press

WICHITA — Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Monday she was pleased at the response of local and state emergency agencies to the recent floods in northeast Kansas, pointing to it as an example of the working relationship between local and state officials. “Emergency management systems really worked the way they were supposed to work,” Sebelius told the League of Kansas Municipalities meeting in Wichita. On Oct. 2, an unexpected
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storm dumped up to a foot of rain over parts of northeast Kansas, stranding people in their homes and cars in the flash flooding that ensued in Jefferson, Jackson, Leavenworth and Shawnee counties. The governor credited the partnership between local and state officials for the fact that the flooding caused no deaths or serious injuries. Local responders who knew the people and needs of the community reacted quickly, and state agencies served as a backup to them, Sebelius told city leaders attending

a convention in Wichita. The National Guard helped get people out of nursing homes and the Kansas Highway Patrol did door-to-door notification for voluntary evacuations. “If there is any lesson we learned from Katrina, I hope it is the lesson of not putting ourselves in a position we are not able to respond adequately to events we cannot necessarily predict,” she said. The governor also listed other partnerships between state and local governments that have lowered costs by using the state’s

buying power. One of those allows local jails and the Department of Corrections to buy medications for prisoners at reduced prices. In Wichita, for example, that has resulted in savings of 42 percent in drug costs. The state health insurance plan — which now covers not only state employees but employees of 45 local government units — has lowered health care costs so much that employees will likely see a decrease in health care costs in the next two years, she said.

The Graduate Teaching Assistant Coalition has been in negotiations with University administrators to increase wages for graduate teaching assistants, who say the wages are not sufficient for the cost of living in Lawrence. There have been five meetings between the negotiating teams to rework the contract. The contract formally ended on Oct. 1. The University will continue to operate under current guidelines until a new contract is finalized, said Jeannette Johnson, assistant to the provost. The minimum salary for a GTA with a half-time position for the academic year at the University was $10,000 for the fiscal year 2005, but most GTAs have higher salaries than that, Johnson said. Katy Martin, spokeswoman for the GTA negotiation team, said the University provided her with an estimation that the cost of living in Lawrence would be about $13,000 annually after the GTA tuition waiver. Martin said from her experience and what she has heard from her peers, that number was incorrect. “I suspect if you started looking at actual students’ expenses, you would probably find that their figure is a little low,” Martin said.

She said the majority of GTAs have had to take out loans in order to work for the University. The exact number compiled by the University for cost of GTA living expenses was $13,100, said Stephanie Covington, associate director of the Office of Student Financial Aid. Covington said the $13,100 included estimated room and board, transportation, books and personal expenses. She said that cost of living would vary among individuals, and some would exceed the University’s estimate. “We just want them to have a good idea of what the costs are to live in Lawrence,” Covington said. The average salary for a GTA at the University as of the fiscal year 2005 was $12,647, according to Lynn Bretz, University Relations director. Bretz said GTAs have had a 30 percent increase in salary over the past three years and that an extra $1 million yearly goes to GTAs. Bretz said the increase was made possible by the tuition increase before the fall semester. The Kansan Association of Public Employees, or KAPE, represents the GTAC and has been negotiating with the University administrative team that does all negotiations with public employees. — Edited by Erick R. Schmidt

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tuesday october 11, 2005

Faulty towers letting in rain
Windows blamed for leaks
By Louis Mora

Sign of the times


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F An 18-year-old KU student reported a $2,300 Hewlett Packard laptop computer stolen about 3:20 p.m. Oct. 7 from McCollum Hall. F A 19-year-old KU student reported a $2,000 Dell Inspiron notebook computer stolen sometime between 8 a.m. Sept. 30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 3 from the 1200 block of Ohio Street. F A 20-year-old KU student reported about $1,000 in damage to a vehicle’s windows sometime between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Oct. 8 at the 1000 block of Louisiana Street. F A 19-year-old KU student reported a $700 Dell desktop computer stolen sometime between midnight and 3 p.m. Oct. 8 from the 1000 block of Tennessee Street. F A 19-year-old KU student reported a $600 Specialized Rockhopper bicycle stolen sometime between 6 p.m. Sept. 27 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28 from Oliver Hall. F An 18-year-old KU student reported a $500 Specialized Hard Rock bicycle stolen sometime between 10 p.m. Sept. 29 and 4:30 a.m. Oct. 2 from Templin Hall. F A 19-year-old KU student reported a $20 teal bicycle stolen sometime between 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5.
Kansan staff writer

Nadine Billgen pays close attention to the weather these days because rain outside has found its way inside the Jayhawker Towers. The Bonn, Germany, graduate student, said she had filled buckets of water in her Jayhawker Towers apartment after heavy rain, and other Towers residents have said they have had the same problems with leaking ceilings and wet carpets. The towers’ old windows have been blamed for the problem. Billgen, who lives in Tower A, discovered the problem after she heard dripping sounds coming from the ceiling. Water started collecting in her light fixture then slowly dripped down the wall near the electrical outlet. She said water in the socket caused her light to short out. “I got kind of scared because I thought that was not good; electricity and water don’t go so well together,” she said. Ken Stoner, director of student housing, said that he was aware of the problem and that this fall’s weather has not helped the situation. “The driving rains certainly aggravate that and makes it appear like more water than you normally would ever see,” he said. Stoner said the Department of Student Housing would stop the leaking by installing new windows. The installation of new windows began Monday in Tower B; window replacement in Tower D will begin later this fall. “The issue won’t be fully solved until we get the windows replaced,” Stoner said. Sarah Ford, Kansas City,

they could do something about it — just give the feeling that they care.”
Nadine Billgen
Bonn, Germany, graduate student Kan., senior, who lives in Tower B said she’s tired of dealing with puddles in her apartment. She said she used a towel around the window to prevent water from seeping. She said constant leaking had caused her ceiling to sag and kept the walls damp. The problem had prevented her from hanging pictures on the wall or setting anything on the floor. “I pay enough per semester to not have to have this,” she said. A two-person apartment in the towers costs $4,074 per year. While residents have contacted maintenance to address the issue, students said there has been no response. Billgen said she had talked to her Resident Assistant and called the department but had gotten a reaction only after she sent an e-mail to the department. Little was done then to fix the problem because the leaking had stopped, and the water had dried up. She said she understood the problem couldn’t be fixed overnight, but she would like the department to provide some temporary solutions. “It would be nice if they could do something about it — just give the feeling that they care,” she said. — Edited by Theresa Montaño

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FMusic and dance professors will perform for free at 7:30 tonight at Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall as part of the Faculty Recital Series.The event features Eric Stomberg on bassoon and Robert Koenig on piano. F Francois Le Roux of South Africa is playing a free cello concert at noon today at Alcove F in the Kansas Union as part of the Kansas African Studies Center’s Ujamaa Brownbag Series. F Palden Gyatso, a Tibetan monk who spent 33 years in prison for protesting the Chinese occupation of Tibet, is speaking at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. A book signing will follow. Note: The University Daily Kansan prints campus events that are free and open to the public. Submission forms are available in the Kansan newsroom, 111 Stauffer-Flint Hall. Items must be turned in two days in advance of the desired publication date. On Campus is printed on a space available basis.

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A sign protesting occupation dangles from the Kansas Memorial Union parking garage Monday, on Columbus Day. The sign attracted attention from passers-by who were traveling on Mississippi Street.

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Police under scrutiny
By Mary Foster
The AssociATed Press

Robert Davis shows scrapes on his elbows Monday near the intersection of Bourbon and Conti streets in the French Quarter in New Orleans where New Orleans police officers arrested him on Saturday night. Davis’ arrest was captured on tape and has sparked an investigation into the conduct of the officers who arrested him.


NEW ORLEANS — Their homes are gone, their families scattered, their reputations sliding by the day. Home for most New Orleans police officers is a cramped cruise ship, and work is 12- to 14-hour days in a wrecked city. When time off does come along, there is nowhere to go and no one to spend it with. Experts say the personal and professional upheaval is catching up with the New Orleans police force in the form of desertions, suicides, corruption and perhaps even the videotaped beating by officers of a 64-yearold man in the French Quarter. “This is unprecedented in our country,” said Dr. Howard Osofsky, chairman of psychiatry at the LSU Medical School Health Sciences Department. “There is no disaster that has

had the amount of trauma for a department that this has, where so many police officers have lost homes, been separated from their families, had loved ones living in other places with no idea when they’ll return.” At least two officers took their own lives in Katrina’s aftermath. At the same time, the 1,450-member department said it was investigating nearly 250 officers accused of leaving their posts and 12 suspected of looting or condoning looting. Authorities are also looking into allegations officers took nearly 200 cars from a Cadillac dealership during the storm. On Saturday night, Robert Davis was bloodied by officers using their fists, and another officer attacked an Associated Press Television News producer who helped capture the incident on tape. “I’ve been here for six weeks trying to keep ... alive. ... Go home!” shouted the officer. Davis denied that he had been

drunk, as police alleged. He said he had just returned to the city to check on his property. Three officers were suspended without pay, charged with battery and pleaded not guilty Monday. The U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Monday. Police Superintendent Warren Riley said any misconduct found in the investigation would be dealt with swiftly. He noted the video showed “a portion of that incident.” “The actions that were observed on this video are certainly unacceptable by this department,” Riley said. Two other officials in the video appeared to be federal officers, according to police. Numerous agencies have sent officers to help with patrols in the aftermath of Katrina, and police spokesman Marlon Defillo said it would be up to their superiors to decide if they would face any disciplinary action.


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1a Carruth-O’Leary became a women’s residence hall in 1964. It remained that way for a year before the headquarters for the English, classics, classical archaeology, German, Romance languages, and family life departments moved in in May of 1965. Those departments eventually moved out and were replaced by the KU Public Safety

Office in 1986. The Public Safety Office plans to move to the former University Printing Services building at 15th and Crestline streets in the spring of 2006. It has not been determined where the other administrative offices in CarruthO’Leary will be moved. Steeples said it was still to be determined whether the University would tear down Carruth-O’Leary first, or tear it down after the new business facility was built.

Fred McElhenie, University research consultant, said he saw a pattern with both the building and the future destruction of Carruth-O’Leary. Campus is simply growing and needs more space, he said. Carruth-O’Leary was built to accommodate a growing University, and its demolition would serve that same purpose, McElhenie said. — Edited by Ty Beaver




Domestic abuse: a black eye on our society
Wherever you are right now, stop and look around. If you are female, look at two girls sitting next to you. Now imagine that one of the three of you has been domestically abused. If you are male, observe three women around you on campus. Pick one of them out. You have just brought to life with your imagination the statistic that one in three women will be domestically abused in their lifetime. Domestic violence is defined as “physical, sexual, or psychological harm to another by a current or former partner or spouse,” according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, and on Oct. 4, 2005 at City Hall Mayor Den-


nis “Boog” Highberger proclaimed that the City of Lawrence recognized this month through supporting victims of domestic violence. Because domestic violence affects nearly 5.3 million women age 18 and older in the United States, it is clearly a problem that needs addressing. According to the NCIPC, the predominant age group for domestic abuse is 19 to 29. Traditional college students fall directly into this category. Domestic violence is abuse by an intimate partner. It is not limited to a specif-

ic type of relationship. Heterosexual, homosexual and platonic couples all face the affects of domestic violence. Some may overlook the fact that verbal abuse is considered domestic violence. Name-calling, threats and intimidating language are usually what starts a vicious cycle of abuse and can lead to physical abuse and even death. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 1,247 women were murdered by their intimate partner in the year 2000. This averages out to three women a day and is an astronomical number for a country that was founded on escaping oppression. Although women constitute 85 percent of domestic abuse cases, men are affected as well. According to the October 2003 Morbidity and Mor-

tality Weekly Report, there are 835,000 domestic abuse cases against men per year. If you think that because you have not been abused that your life is not directly affected by domestic violence, think again.

“It is a silent problem that plagues women of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic status that will never be solved unless we all take a stand.”
As a taxpayer, you should know that your government spends approximately $5.8

billion on health related costs because of domestic violence (also according to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report). This money goes to physiological counseling, medical attention and governmentsponsored shelters. So what can you do to help support victims of domestic violence? For one, you can volunteer your time at Women’s Transitional Care Services, a safe house for women who are in abusive relationships right here in Lawrence. You can make donations of clothing, hygiene products or money to The United Way of Douglas County. It has workers to deliver donations to the safe house. You can participate in a 3-on-3-basketball tournament November 12 hosted by Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. All proceeds go to benefit

the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, which gives monetary donations to women’s shelters. Victims of domestic violence are mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, cousins, best friends and lovers. If you suspect domestic abuse or are in an abusive relationship, call WTCS for shelter or counseling at (785) 843-3333. Domestic abuse is not something to be taken lightly. It is a silent problem that plagues women of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic status that will never be solved unless we all take a stand. ✦ Prather is a Wichita junior in English and communication studies. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.


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This is Mrs. E’s crew, and we’re going to start incorporating the grilled cheese with tomato soup. All you have to do is ask the person working the grill to make you a grilled cheese and they will be happy to do it. Thank you. Editor’s note: Another win for Free for All!

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Girl 1: Hi, are you going to read the Daily Kansan tomorrow? No, I’d rather kill myself! Long live The Hawk! Long live The Hawk! Girl 2: And the Wheel! And the Wheel! Girl 1: Yeah, totally! Whoo! And the Wheel!

Megan Logue and all the really, really cool GDI’s are just mad because when they go to The Hawk they get dissed on by all the greeks.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. I have always been an advocate of the tequila. Why don’t you just give the people what they want and call it the University Daily Free for All and then have a small, little section called the University Daily Kansan that people can flip to and have a few laughs at. That’d be good.

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Call 864-0500
Free for All callers have 20 seconds to speak about any topic they wish. Kansan editors reserve the right to omit comments. Slanderous and obscene statements will not be printed. Phone numbers of all incoming calls are recorded.

(The exact same message again about The Hawk. No, seriously, the exact same message.) To the corvette that is parked in the Templin lot: If you’re car is parked there for one more week, bad things are going to start happening.

I was just wondering if maybe all the GDI’s and Rhombus House could stop hating on the greeks because they couldn’t get any bids.

Actually, the North Templin Liberation Front’s efforts will be postponed by a week while we sober up.

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I think Sigma Nu has the cutest girls on campus. George W. Bush doesn’t care about The Hawk. This goes out to the non-Hawkers: Let The Hawk live on. Also, let the Dance Factory live on. That’s all I got.

Free for All Reloaded: Be there.
Can we just agree that people within the greek community think it’s great, and people not in it think it’s really lame? To the person who flashed their lights at me on 31st street, thank you so much. I totally would’ve gotten a ticket from that cop.

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6th floor Ellsworth is one big happy family. One big happy drunk family! Free for All, finish your beer, there’s sober people in India! So, I’m pretty sure I have bed-bugs, and I’m pretty sure we aren’t going to be getting along. Will you marry me, Sean? I’ll have you know, I crushed a girl’s hopes by leaving when she went to the bathroom. Now who wants to sleep with me?

Come on people, will someone please get Salman Rushdie a glass and throw away that plastic cup? Bill Self looks like Mr. Belding. Everybody go to The Hawk! It’s definitely open. Plus, the Rhombus House goes to The Hawk. For my friend’s 21st, I vow from the bottom of my heart that I will get him poontang. This is for the guy that stood up in Earthquakes today: That was really mean, and the professor is really cute. What the eff is Rhombus House? Superman would take Batman any day.

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I am waiting to watch English Alternative Theater. Good bye. I just want to let everyone know to not ride bikes when you are drunk that are not yours. It might get you arrested and that’s not a fun time.

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Huh. I just read the comic section and Steven Levy’s cartoon sucks just like all the rest of them. Dear Free for All, do you like me? Check yes or no. My glasses are not Robo-Cop, they’re Robo-Hot. Start Marcus Hereford.

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Performance not heritage Quote laughably wrong
I was fascinated by your choice for the cover story on Oct. 5 (“Offensively Funny” by Malinda Osborne). First, with all else that was covered, even on your own front page, “Mr.” Carlos Mencia’s “performance” was hardly the one that ought to grab the headline. I feel sorry for the Lama Palden Gyatso (his, a more compelling story). Not picking his story hardly evidences Kansas as a university in the literal sense. Second, to characterize the content of Mencia’s “performance” as somehow reflective of “Hispanic Heritage” is both short-sighted and insulting. Apparently, “Hispanic heritage” worth top billing in your paper is vulgar, racist,

characterize the content of Mencia’s ‘performance’ as somehow reflective of ‘hispanic heritage’ is both short-sighted and insulting. ”
misogynist pabulum. Lastly, it is irresponsible journalism to include a euphemism for the female genitalia in a quote as if the quotation marks somehow make it excusable. I’m sure that there were other quotes available illustrative


of Ms. Osborne’s weak point (although I am sure that Mr. Mencia provided little worth publishing at all). All of this is notwithstanding the several typographical errors, verb tense issues and overall awkward syntax in this hastily constructed issue. Please be more discriminating and do justice to this as a learning institution. ✦ John Smolen Overland Park junior

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I attended Carlos Mencia’s show at the Lied Center on Oct. 4, and read the Kansan article “Offensively Funny” the next morning. The only thing that offended me was how Mencia was misquoted in the article. After his routine, he was kind enough to stick around for a Q & A session with the audience. Because Mencia’s schtick was to make fun of everyone and everything, one of the audience members asked him what, if anything, actually offended him. His response was absolutely nothing “If I slap you, it’s offensive. If I call you a cunt, it’s funny.” He explained that physical violence and oppression were offensive to him, and

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the difference between laughable and funny and the context of the quote are huge, and it’s irresponsible to get such an important word wrong...”
that words can only hurt you if you let them. To illustrate, he told the story of how a man was stabbed to death right outside his door when he was 8 years old, and

shakily said that was the kind of thing that offended him. That’s when he said “See, if I come over there and slap you, it’s offensive. If I call you a cunt, it’s laughable.” That, indeed, got a big laugh (we needed one right then). I don’t think I need to break down what distinguishes the words funny and laughable from each other for a bunch of college students. The point is that the difference between laughable and funny and the context of the quote are huge, and it’s irresponsible to get such an important word wrong in such a short quote. ✦ Kevin Hess Wichita senior



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Great pumpkin race to go on without Martha
WINDSOR, Nova Scotia — Bad weather ended up derailing Martha Stewart’s plans to ride in a giant pumpkin on a Canadian lake. Stewart’s flight was grounded Sunday morning at a Maine airport as heavy rains fell across the East Coast. She was expected to settle into a giant, hollowed-out pumpkin and paddle her way across Lake Pesaquid, alongside 40 other competitors for an annual charity race.
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DES MOINES, Iowa — Former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said his old job was exhilarating but sometimes made him feel like a “human piñata. ” Fleischer said he was enjoying spending time with his wife and young daughter. Fleischer served the president from 2001 to 2003.
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MACON, Ga. — Little Richard garnered some goodwill in his hometown when he donated $30,000 of his concert fees to settle concerns over who was paying the tab for his show Saturday. Little Richard’s picture appears on billboards promoting Macon and a recording of his voice greets callers at the convention and visitor’s bureau.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005: You have a way with people that, even in open confrontation, seems to tip the scales to your side. Don’t abuse this ability; use it well. Sometimes others have a hard time understanding where you are coming from, especially with financial matters. Use your communication skills to explain. Often, you might want to take a risk; don’t. You might find that you could easily tumble into a problem or difficult situation. If you are single, your charm draws many. Who do you want? What type of relationship are you looking for? Use this point of view to decide. If you are attached, spice up your love life as only a Libra can. AQUARIUS adds to your fun. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH You become more carefree as the day progresses. Associates and friends have many ideas and suggestions well worth listening to. You might want to brainstorm. Confusion happens with plans. Verify what you hear. Tonight: Be where throngs of people are. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Make long-distance calls, do research and find experts in the a.m. By the afternoon, for whatever reason, you will need to assume command of the ship. You walk into a leadership position with ease. Others want and need your insight and skills. Tonight: Confirm that you and others are on the same page. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH Handle situations that deal with individuals first. The afternoon presents some time to break past present restrictions. You might want to surf the Net, talk to an expert or plan a trip. Tonight: Pick up some travel brochures on the way home. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH Others continue to call the shots. Don’t fight that which you cannot change without a mini-revolution. The time will come to put in your two cents. Later on, discussions with an individual enlighten yet at the same time confuse you. Tonight: Spend quality time with a special person. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Get as much work done as quickly and efficiently as humanly possible this morning. You start a new cycle in the afternoon, in which you might want to network, catch up on news and lighten up a bit. Tonight: Go with a spontaneous invitation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH Plug your creativity into work. Carefully realize your limitations with a loved one. Discussions revolve around great moneymaking ideas, which you might want to consider. Make sure you are on the same page as someone else when making plans. Tonight: Take a health night: Eat well, exercise and try an early bedtime. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might need to hop over an obstacle this morning. Don’t let anyone take away your enthusiasm. Your creativity flows in the afternoon. The question is, Where do you want to channel this special energy? Tonight: Ever playful. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH Clear out calls and errands in the morning. By midday, you will want to focus on a special project or a problem. You will need thinking time. Check out an investment with care -- OK? Tonight: Walk and think. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH Deal with serious matters first. By the afternoon, you might be fielding calls left and right, whether you are ready to or not. Someone you care about seeks you out. Lighten up in the afternoon. Tonight: Others might misunderstand you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You have more energy than you can use this morning. Use it where it counts. Later in the afternoon, do some checking into an investment or financial matter. Do not make a financial decision just yet. Tonight: Pay bills. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH Get facts together and make needed calls this morning. Midday, the Moon slides into your sign. Though someone could be confused or disagreeable, you will find that you can work around the situation. Tonight: Ask for what you want. The worst you can hear is no. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Use the morning for meetings and what you deem to be a high priority. In the afternoon, you will want some quiet time, even if it is only to work. Decide how to effectively get just that. Tonight: Could an associate be jealous.

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didn’t know if any additional procedures would be necessary. Severe cases of endocarditis can require open-heart surgery. Assistant head coach Joe Vitt will take over as coach. Martz told his players during a brief, but emotional, team meeting that he would step aside, Vitt said. “The team is his concern,” Vitt said. “His health is our No. 1 concern.” Martz spoke with a raspy voice after Sunday’s game but sounded optimistic about his health. Still, he said that in retrospect, he should have allowed offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild to run the show. “I wasn’t myself this week, the game plan wasn’t clear for me,” Martz said. “It’s over with now, but I just feel what happened to me has affected this team, and that breaks my heart.” Martz was first hospitalized Sept. 30 with what was thought to be a sinus infection. He coached two days later during a 44-24 loss to the New York Giants. Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, a friend of Martz’s, advised the Rams coach to be careful with his health. “With the health problem like

he seems to have, he’s got to take care of it. He’s got to take care of himself, his family. He’s got to think of way more things than football, of winning a football game,” Holmgren said. “But it’s hard for us. It’s hard for all of us to back away on something like that.” Endocarditis affects 10,000 to 20,000 Americans each year and in some cases can require openheart surgery, said Arthur Labovitz, director of cardiology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. “It’s a very serious condition,” Labovitz said. “There can be some serious complications that are probably influenced by how you take care of yourself once a diagnosis is made.” Now in his sixth season with the Rams, Martz is 56-36 including the postseason. The Rams have missed the playoffs just once in his tenure (2002) and reached the Super Bowl after the 2001 season, losing 20-17 to New England. Martz joined the Rams as offensive coordinator in 1999, and his high-powered offense led St. Louis to its first Super Bowl title that season. He became head coach following Dick Vermeil’s retirement after that championship run.


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Bears take home winning record
After all, the Bears (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) have hardly been in Waco this season. Four of their first five games were on the road. After a 23-13 victory at Iowa State on Saturday, the Bears announced a “Fill the Floyd” effort to pack the 50,000-seat Floyd Casey Stadium for Saturday’s game against Nebraska. In their only home game so far this season, addressed this week in practice. He did not credit the Kansas State defense for stopping the Kansas offense. “Kansas State did not do things much differently than they had not done in the last couple of years,” Mangino said. “We did not respond properly.” Barmann started the game, but was replaced by Luke. They combined for seven completions against Kansas State and were unable to move the ball, despite receiving great position from the KU defense. Kansas accumulated just eight first downs on the day. Football Note: Mangino said the team did not plan on having a pre-game walkthrough at Arrowhead Stadium before Saturday’s game in Kansas City, Mo. He said the team would have the walk-through in Lawrence and take a bus to the game. — Edited by Ty Beaver spending two years practicing with the team, let’s hope Herford knows more than just two plays. Don’t switch partners in the middle of the dance: Twice in the second quarter, Kansas faced third down and three yards to go on the Kansas State side of the field. Both times the play call was a pass. Facing a defense that was guarding exclusively against the run, Jon Cornish still averaged 3.9 yards per rush. So why was he a non-factor on two of the biggest plays of the game? The offensive line performed admirably against a good Wildcat defense, allowing Cornish to make plays when none existed. “We take it upon ourselves to do what we need to do,” center David Ochoa said. 36,595 fans turned out. “It will be interesting to see how many folks show up,” Morriss said Monday. “I think enthusiasm right now is pretty high. We’re expecting a big crowd. I hope that we get a big crowd.” The 4-1 record is Baylor’s best since 1995, the team’s last year in the Southwestern Conference. Baylor finished 7-4 and moved to the Big 12 a season later. Already, the Bears have four victories in a season for the first time since 1996, and players are starting to be treated differently on campus. “It’s the first time in forever that we’ve been 4-1,” Morriss said. “We just have to speak to them as coaches about tuning that stuff out.” from the mountains? A: (Laughing) People ask me that a lot. Just the strong volleyball program. I came on my visit and got hooked. A lot of it was the team chemistry. Everyone got along. I went to a game and it was an awesome atmosphere in terms of fans and everything. I liked what I saw. Q: What did setting the assist record mean to you? A: Personally, it was just a good feeling. I got to do it in front of my friends and family from Colorado, so that was the best part of it — good feeling for all my family to be there and my mom and dad. Q: Before the season, did you circle that game, planning on setting the record then? A: No. (laughing) People probably think I did. — Edited by Theresa Montaño coordinator Nick Quartaro still have the ability to bring in players being recruited by better schools. The only thing Mangino changed after moving to Kansas was he stopped calling the plays on offense, which Quartaro now handles. With six games left on the schedule, Mangino needs to take this team over and make it his own. The Jayhawk defense is good enough to keep games within a touchdown, and clever play calling could mean the difference between a win and another busy day for punter Kyle Tucker. These changes may not be the exact formula, but after Saturday, it’s hard to imagine things getting uglier. F Phillips is a Wichita junior in journalism.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Off to their best start in a decade and with a 37-game road losing streak in conference play finally behind them, Baylor coach Guy Morriss and the Bears are interested to see what kind of reaction they get back home.

10a “I have come to the conclusion that too much blame has been put on the quarterbacks here,” Mangino said. “There is enough ineptitude to go around on offense to go around for everyone.” Mangino admitted that the offensive performance was the worst since he arrived at Kansas in 2002. The offense had just 236 yards of total offense and turned the ball over three times. The Jayhawks converted points in one out of four redzone opportunities, after coming into the game with a 100 percent conversion rate. “The quarterback needs some help. He needs some help from the other 10 guys out there,” Mangino said. Mangino said that the offensive struggles were ultimately his responsibility and that the problems would be
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10a Q: Were you a natural when you started playing? A: No. I don’t remember, really. I remember one time getting hit in the head when I wasn’t paying attention to the game, so I guess not. Q: Major? A: Sports management. Q: What are your plans after you graduate? A: Not quite sure. I’ve thought a lot about going to Brazil to live for a little while and learn Portuguese. That’s where my boyfriend’s from. Q: I saw you’re from Loveland, Colo. What do you miss most about Colorado? A: Oh, the mountains, no doubt. I love the mountains. I’m a mountain girl. Q: Why did you come to KU, away
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New coach arrives at Kansas with notable junior college record
The Kansas Athletics Department has hired a new assistant baseball coach. Rick Sabath will coach catchers and hitters and will serve as the bench coach for Kansas baseball coach Ritch Price. Sabath spent the past three seasons as the head coach at Garden City Community College in Garden City. “He has been one of the most successful junior college coaches in the state of Kansas and throughout the entire Midwest, Price said. “Not ” only is he an outstanding coach, but he is an outstanding person and we think he is a great fit for our program. ” Last season, Sabath lead Garden City to a 4117 record and one win shy of the Junior College World Series. Sabath received his masters’ degree from Kansas in 1996.
— Ryan Schneider


10a Mangino switches quarterbacks whenever he feels the offense needs a “spark.” For the first time this season, he was able to find that spark in a redshirt freshman. A 24-yard lateral pass from Charles Gordon to Herford showed that a spread offense could move the ball effectively. If Herford and Jon Cornish were both in the game at the same time, defenses could no longer cram the line to chase down Cornish because they would have to respect Herford’s bootlegging ability. When asked why Herford didn’t stay in the game, Mangino said that those were two plays scripted specifically for Herford to run. After
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Athletics Department offers shuttle to Kansas-Oklahoma football game
The Kansas Athletics Department and the Office of Student Success are offering a free shuttle to Arrowhead Stadium for Saturday’s football game against Oklahoma in Kansas City, Mo. Reservations for the shuttle can be made until Wednesday in the Student Union Activities Office at the Kansas Union. Students will be required to have a KUID and a game ticket to board the bus. The bus will leave from Memorial Stadium at 4 p.m. on Saturday and will leave for Lawrence 20 minutes after the game.
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They did Saturday, but weren’t given the chance when it really mattered. Slow down the huddle: The Jayhawk defense was on the field for 42 minutes of football, while the Wildcat defense only had to play 18. This difference was created with the Wildcats running only 16 more plays than the Jayhawks (68 to 52). Whichever quarterback starts next week needs to use the clock to his advantage. Slow huddles might be boring to fans, but they mean everything to the 11 defenders desperately trying to catch their breath. Mangino calls the offensive plays: While at Oklahoma, Mangino presided over one of the best offenses in the country. Now at Kansas, he and offensive


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Additional changes at quarterback
Mangino: Blame shared for loss at Kansas State

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Junior quarterback Adam Barmann prepares to throw as K-State defensive end Tearrius George attempts to block him. Barmann started against the Wildcats on Saturday, but completed just three passes. Coach Mark Mangino may start senior Jason Swanson on Saturday, the fourth quarterback to see the field.

After Saturday’s quarterback struggles, Kansas football coach Mark Mangino is again juggling his options in who will start in the next game. Mangino said he had not made a decision on Saturday’s game against Oklahoma during Monday’s Big 12 coaches teleconference. “We are going to move pretty quickly,” Mangino said. “We are not going to drag it out and try to see what happens. We are going to make a decision and we are going to live with it and continue with it.” Junior quarterback Adam

Barmann, senior quarterback Brian Luke, freshman quarterback Marcus Herford and senior quarterback Jason Swanson, according to reports, will compete for the starting job. Herford saw only two offensive plays against Kansas State. He was the third quarterback to see action against the Wildcats. Swanson has yet to play this season and has been recovering from injury. Mangino said that he would meet with the quarterbacks and would begin to formulate who will start this weekend. Despite the quarterback struggles, Mangino said they were not the only players to blame for the poor play.

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Weekend sees the end of two Texas streaks
By Daniel Berk touchdowns and no interceptions. It was the second big win of the season for Young and the Longhorns. They defeated then No. 4 Ohio State on the road by three. Texas now sits at 5-0, and will host Big 12 north frontrunner Colorado on Saturday. Texas football coach Mack Brown said his team couldn’t enjoy the Oklahoma victory for too long. “We had six months to enjoy our Rose Bowl win,” Brown said. “Then we had six hours to enjoy the Ohio State win, and it’s the same thing now with this win.” Brown said he was looking forward to the challenge of Colorado, who is the favorite to win the North. Colorado is 2-0 in conference play and 4-1 overall. The Buffaloes defeated Texas A&M at home on Saturday and shut out Oklahoma State on the road two weeks ago in their conference opener. — Edited by Ty Beaver

The Baylor Bears did something on Saturday that they had never done: they won a Big 12 Conference road game. It took Baylor 10 years and nearly 40 games to notch the victory, but the Bears defeated the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, Iowa, 23-13. Baylor football coach Guy Morriss said he was glad to put an end to the losing streak, but the team still had work that needed to be done. “People are real excited here in Waco about the team, and they should be,” Morriss said. “Now, we’re 4-1 and we’re getting some attention and the guys are getting pats on the back at class. But we understand the pressures on us to keep winning.” Junior kicker Ryan Havens paced Baylor during the weekend. Havens connected on three field goals, with his longest coming from 49 yards out. He was named Big 12 Special



Texas quarterback Vince Young celebrates with fans after his team beat Oklahoma for the first time in five years in Dallas Saturday. The Longhorns are undefeated and ranked just below No. 1 Southern California. Teams Player of the Week Monday for his performance. Baylor looks to continue its winning ways this weekend when Nebraska visits for the Bears’ conference home opener. Morriss said he was anxious to see how the Baylor fans react to the victory. “It will be interesting to see how many folks show up,” Morriss said. “We are expecting a big

Baylor’s Dominique Zeigler, left, and Shaun Rochon celebrate Zeigler’s firstquarter touchdown against Iowa State Saturday in Ames, Iowa. The Bears won the game 23-13, their first road victory in the Big 12 Conference. crowd, but we will have to wait until 6 p.m. on Saturday to find out.” Baylor was not the only Texas team to break a streak. The Texas Longhorns defeated Oklahoma 45-12 in Dallas after losing to the Sooners for five years. Texas quarterback Vince Young led the Texas offense, throwing for 241 yards, three

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Don’t fret, Mangino: here’s what you need
Football this ugly needs to come with some sort of warning label. Nothing too fancy, just enough to let people know what they’re in for. Surgeon General’s Warning: Watching Kansas play football may be hazardous to your health. Watching a team rush for 35 yards on 45 attempts is bad. Watching that team win the game is ugly. Saturday wasn’t standard bad plays and blooper-reel ugly. This was David Padgett vs. Eric Chenowith ugly. Still, fans who were able to stomach all 60 minutes of that game know that the Jayhawks would be crazy to throw in the towel halfway through the season. Three victories short of a bowl, the Jayhawks still have home games against Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa State in

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their schedule. If the Jayhawks hope to win any of these games, however, it’s time for some massive changes. Kansas football coach Mark Mangino doesn’t need to spend the next few nights sleepless thinking about what to do; I’ve compiled a handy list for him. Marcus Herford is the quarterback: Herford entered Saturday’s game for two plays, which just happened to be two of the most successful plays of the game.

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Senior setter Andi Rozum broke the all-time assist record for the Jayhawks in front of her friends and family Oct. 1 at Colorado. I sat down with Rozum after the Kansas State match last week to find out what the all-time assist leader likes to do away from volleyball and whether she waited to set the record in her home state. Q: Favorite Book? A: It’s called “Modoc.” It’s a story about an elephant’s relationship with a boy. (laughing) My mom bought it for me because I like elephants and I like to read. Q: Favorite movie? A: “Top Gun,” easily. Q: Big Tom Cruise fan? A: Nope, just “Top Gun.” Q: What do you have in your

CD player right now, or what are you listening to on your iPod? A: I like such a variety of music, I don’t even know. I like country a lot. Q: Favorite Lawrence restaurant? A: I like Chipotle. I’m a big fan of Chipotle. Q: Favorite place to hang out in Lawrence? A: I just really like to hang out at home and watch movies. Q: Favorite beverage? A: Dr Pepper. Q: When did you start playing volleyball? A: When I was about 10 years old. Q: How did you get started playing? A: Peer pressure, pretty much. My friends said, ‘Hey, you want to play volleyball?’ And I said, ‘Sure.’

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Senior setter Andi Rozum celebrates a Kansas point during a game against Kansas State Oct. 5 at Horejsi Family Athletics Center. Rozum broke the Kansas volleyball record for career assists during a match on Oct. 1 against Colorado.