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By Louis Mora
Kansan staff writer
During his senior year, Elliott
Hoffman won’t worry about
cooking, paying the rent or fnd-
ing a parking spot before class.
That’s because Hoffman, Stil-
well senior, is one of 38 seniors
living in the residence halls. He
is a live-in resident assistant in
McCollum Hall. Although the
environment differs from living
off campus, seniors who have
remained say the benefts are
worth staying for.
Hoffman has lived in the resi-
dence hall all four years of his
college career. He said he stuck
around for the perks of free
room and board and food.
Diana Robertson, associate di-
rector for student housing, said
the seniors living in the residence
halls mostly served as resident as-
sistants or other student leaders.
She said seniors were wel-
come to live in the residence
halls, but students often decid-
ed after their freshmen year to
move on.
“As they spend more time
in school, they are looking for
greater freedoms and an oppor-
tunity to live independently off
campus,” she said.
She said that was why more
students stayed longer in the Jay-
hawker Towers and the scholar-
ship halls; they offer more pri-
vacy and freedom.
Cory Xenos, Louisburg se-
nior, has lived in the residence
halls all four years and now
serves as desk manager for GSP-
Corbin Hall.
She said she had thought
about living off campus but was
never convinced of the benefts.
As an only child, fnding
people to play with was hard,
she said. But living in the resi-
dence halls helped her meet lots
of people.
“It’s really about the people that
you meet and possibly help change
someone’s future,” she said.
Hoffman said that follow-
ing the rules for quiet hours
and other restrictions could be
inconvenient at times when he
wanted to have friends over.
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By MaLinda osBorne
Kansan staff writer
Two of India’s most re-
nowned exports, classical In-
dian dancing and Indian food,
will be displayed Saturday
night on campus.
Diwali, the Indian Festival of
Lights, which is similar to Ha-
nukkah and Christmas, is com-
ing to the University of Kansas
and the KU Cultural India Club
invites everyone to join its cel-
The free event, called Diya,
will feature classical Indian
dance, a play about Hindu my-
thology and Bollywood-style
Bollywood is a popular Mum-
bai-based flm industry in India.
Diya will take place from 5:30
to 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at
the Woodruff Auditorium in the
Kansas Union.
Dinesh Datla, Andhra
Pradesh, India, second year
graduate student, is the public
relations offcer for KU Cultural
India Club. He said he expected
250 to 300 people to attend.
Diwali is perhaps the most
popular of all Indian festivals. It
is traditionally a Hindu celebra-
tion that marks the victory of
good over the evil and is dedi-
cated to the Goddess of Wealth,
In India, revelers wake up
early and take an oil bath. They
sit in prayer, afterward taking
blessings from elders and don-
ning new clothes. Homes are
decorated, sweets are distrib-
uted, freworks are set off and
thousands of special lamps,
called diyas, are lit in honor of
the holiday.
Patrick Suzeau, professor of
dance, and Anjali Tata, a Kansas
City, Mo., Indian dance instruc-
tor, will start off the evening
with two professional classical
Classical dance is an inte-
gral part of the Hindu religion
and Indian culture in general. It
serves as an important form of
communication that expresses
emotion and at the same time
depicts the cultural aspects of
Indian civilization.
Before the dancers begin, tra-
dition dictates they must pray to
the god of the earth to get per-
mission to pound on the ground
during the performances.
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By steve Lynn
Kansan staff writer
For years, the KU Public Safe-
ty Offce has allowed students to
rush the feld and tear down the
goal posts, and this Saturday
won’t be any different if Kansas
beats Nebraska.
Ralph Oliver, chief of the KU
Public Safety Offce, said he real-
ized the goal posts would be car-
ried to Potter Lake if Kansas wins.
Police offcers would not try
to prevent a large number of stu-
dents from rushing the feld, he
said. Offcers would instead try
to mitigate injuries to students
by responding to people who
have fallen or become injured in
the celebration, Oliver said.
“The Public Safety Offce is
not going to hurt people to pre-
vent them from hurting them-
selves,” Oliver said.
The University can affect a
student’s academic standing as a
result of actions on the feld.
Danny Kaiser, assistant dean
of students, said he could not
speculate on the range of pun-
ishments given. He also said the
Offce of Student Success would
have to receive a complaint
from the Athletics Department
that would identify the student
involved in the incident. The
complaint would also have to
provide evidence, he said.
The offce would send a no-
tice to the student to appear in
front of a panel composed of
one student, one staff member
and one faculty member, Kaiser
said. The panel would decide
whether it would take disciplin-
ary action, he said. The panel
meeting pertains to incidents
that occur on campus, he said.
Kaiser said he could not recol-
lect whether the offce had pun-
ished any students for incidents
involving celebrations on the
feld of Memorial Stadium.
Jim Marchiony, associate ath-
letics director, said the Athletics
Department could use cameras
to help identify students, but he
would not comment on whether
the department has ever used
the cameras for that purpose.
“I would think the only way
to do that is to grab somebody
off the goal post and fnd out
who they are,” Marchiony said.
Marchiony does not blame
police for failing to apprehend
“Everybody’s talking about
whose responsibility this is,”
Marchiony said. “If something
bad happens, it’s because stu-
dents behaved irresponsibly
— period.”
Lauren Pierson was dragged
under a fallen goal post on Satur-
day before KU Public Safety Of-
fcers helped her to her feet. The
Prairie Village junior was one of
several people carrying the goal
post across the feld at Memorial
Stadium after Kansas beat Mis-
souri last weekend, she said.
“I won’t be going to the game
because I can’t stand,” Pierson
said. “I would never rush the
feld again. If I did, I’d stay away
from the goal posts.”
Oliver would like students to
wait until the Athletics Depart-
ment takes down the goal posts
before students storm the feld,
he said. Then students could
carry them to Potter Lake, but
no farther, he said.
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Kansas vs. Nebraska
The Jayhawk offense
came through against
Missouri last Saturday.
Can it continue the
momentum and end a
37-year losing streak
against the Cornhuskers
tomorrow? Page 12a
The elite 8
Seniors voted on their favorite professors, and
they will receive the HOPE Award at Saturday’s
game. Page 2a
Cross country team has brawn and brains
Fourteen members of the KU cross country teams
have been honored for academic excellence. The
honors come at the same time as the teams move
up in performance rankings. Page 11a
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Megan True/KaNSaN
KU fans run onto the feld and tore down the feld goal posts last saturday
afternoon in celebration of defeating Missouri. KU beat MU 13-3.
Police to protect
fans, not posts
A walk to remember
Rachel Seymour/KaNSaN
Jennifer Kennedy, arkansas City senior, walks past Lippincott Hall on Jayhawk Boulevard Thursday morning on her
way to her class about the Great Depression. Kennedy said she loved the autumn weather. Even with winter fast ap-
proaching, “it’s still fall to me,” Kennedy said.
Seniors fnd perks
of on-campus life
Breakdown of classes in
the residence halls
F Freshmen: 2,877
F Sophomores: 339
F Juniors: 116
F Seniors: 38
Source: Department of Student
class breakdown
Club to celebrate Indian festival of lights
Dipin Shah
performs a folk
dance along
with Nandini
Mehta for last
year’s Diya.
Both were
dressed in
traditional North
Indian folk
Contributed photo
The free event, called Diya, will feature classi-
cal Indian dance, a play about Hindu mythology
and Bollywood-style entertainment. It takes place
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at the
Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
You can’t even go to a foot-
ball game without running into
a professor.
Between the first and second
quarters of Saturday’s football
game against Nebraska, the win-
ner of this year’s HOPE Award
will be announced.
The HOPE Award, Honor for
an Outstanding Progressive Ed-
ucator, honors faculty for teach-
ing excellence. Students select
the finalists.
The Board of Class Officers
solicited nominations for the
award from the seniors via e-
mail. The nominees were then
narrowed down to the top 20
and sent back to the senior class
by e-mail to vote for the top
eight. The final step was the in-
terviews of the eight candidates
by the Board of Class Officers.
Whitney Ryan, Tulsa, Okla.,
senior and president of the
Board of Class Officers, said the
interview questions consisted
mostly of teaching philosophies
and memorable moments. Ryan
said it was a tough decision to
narrow the field down to one
The winner of the HOPE
Award will have his or her
name on a plaque in the Kansas
Union and will receive a mon-
etary award. The amount varies
from year to year depending on
the money available in the En-
dowment fund.
Cynthia Akagi said she con-
sidered her job to be a facilita-
tor of knowledge and said that
the award meant more to her
coming from students. Akagi is
an assistant professor in health,
sport and exercise sciences. She
was also a finalist in 2003.
“Being nominated from the
students does give validation
that you’re connecting with
them in the classroom,” Akagi
Akagi said her favorite part
of teaching at the University
was imparting new knowledge
to as many students as possible.
Knowledge would serve them
even after graduation, she said.
Teresa Al-
drich, secretary
for the health,
sports and ex-
ercise science
d e p a r t me nt ,
works with
Akagi and has
observed her
relations with
students. She
said Akagi was
and her stu-
dents learned a
lot from her.
This year is
Mark Haug’s second year as a
finalist. Haug, business lecturer,
was also nominated in 2004. He
said it was an honor to be nomi-
nated by students.
Students sense that he cares
about them and they appre-
ciate it, said John Charnes,
professor of business. In a
several-hundred person class
that he teaches, he has each
student meet with him when
he hands back each test.
Charles Marsh, professor of
journalism, has been selected for
his second consecutive nomina-
tion this year. He also won the
Kemper Award this semester.
The award is given by colleagues
and deans.
Marsh said he was impressed
by how seriously the students
took the nomination process.
He said the questions asked in
the interview process were chal-
Patty No-
land, career
devel opment
c o o r d i n a t o r
and lecturer in
journalism, co-
teaches a class
with Marsh this
semester. No-
land said Marsh
was entertain-
ing, intelligent
and witty, which
helped him to
relate well to
Kerry Ben-
son, lecturer of journalism, was
nominated in 2002. She said the
most rewarding aspect of teach-
ing at the University was see-
ing students get excited about
something that she was excited
about and then applying what
they had learned.
“I feed off of their enthusi-
asm,” said Benson.
Benson said it was rewarding
to witness the moment that the
light came on and everything
came together. She said the pro-
cess was cumulative.
Jonathan Earle, professor of
history, said part of being a good
teacher was reaching the largest
amount of students and that it
was important to keep as many
students interested as possible.
“You can’t just teach to the
top two or three students in the
class,” he said.
Earle has a lot of imagination
when it comes to ways of teach-
ing information, said Theodore
Wilson, professor of history and
a colleague of Earle’s. He real-
izes his duty to students and en-
joys working with them, he said.
That is why he agreed to serve as
the director of advising for the
history department.
James Orr, professor of biolo-
gy, said it was a boost in his mo-
rale to be nominated. He also
won the Kemper Award along
with Marsh.
He said he tried to present
classroom lectures that were
stimulating and engaging for all
Pam McElroy, Orr’s secre-
tary, said she had sat in on his
lectures before and he seemed
to have an excellent grasp on
the material, which she said he
taught enthusiastically.
“It’s almost like if you were a
student and a sponge you would
just soak it up,” Orr said.
Edward McBride, lecturer
with the School of Engineering,
said he thought that great teach-
ing came from finding ways to
make information interesting
and understandable to students.
McBride is a second-gener-
ation nominee of the award:
his father, also named Ed-
ward, won the award in the
fall of 1974. McBride began
teaching at the University in
2004, after years of work in
the professional world.
McBride is constantly revising
his lesson plans. Good teachers
always have to “fight the urge”
to use the same lesson plans, he
The introductory accounting
classes were a problem until Tim
Shaftel started teaching them.
Shaftel, the Jordan Haines
distinguished professor of busi-
ness, joined the faculty in 1988.
He was nominated three other
times for the HOPE Award.
His success with the account-
ing classes comes from his ex-
cellent organization of the class,
said Allen Ford, distinguished
professor of business. Shaftel is
also known to be friendly, out-
going, and has a good sense of
humor. He is currently out of
town at a conference.
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Getting tired of the radio
and MTV? Want some good
local music besides Tech
At 10:00 p.m. on Saturday,
The Bottleneck, 737 New
Hampshire St., will be host-
ing record-release parties for
local hip-hop act Archetype
and alternative/rock group
Blackout Gorgeous.
Producer Jeremy Hummel
Nesbitt, 24, a.k.a. Nezbeat,
working from Lawrence,
handles production for both
groups, as well as being one-
half of Archetype.
The other half of the
group is Isaac Diehl. The
group has a unique sound,
unlike anything heard to-
day in hip-hop or music
in general. Its influence is
a mix of hip-hop, jazz and
Nezbeat’s second proj-
ect, Blackout Gorgeous,
will also be at the Bottle-
neck. But unlike Arche-
type, Blackout Gorgeous
tends to be more of a rock/
alternative group.
Singer Erin Keller, who
has a distinct voice, fronts
the band. No mainstream
music compares to the
group, but if you are a fan
of Garbage or Blondie,
you might like Blackout
Both Archetype and
Blackout Gorgeous will be
performing songs from their
new albums. People of all
ages are welcome.
Both groups have great
music which comes from the
heart and definitely deserves
a listen. So be at the Bottle-
neck and support Kansas
City’s own Archetype and
Blackout Gorgeous.
— Edited by Patrick Ross
HOPE Award to honor one prestigious professor
The winner of the
HOPE Award will have
his or her name on a
plaque in the Kansas
Union and will receive
a monetary award.
The amount varies
from year to year de-
pending on the money
available in the En-
dowment fund.
Earle Shaftel
Akagi Benson
Wi-Fi connections
make students seen
another time and place, college
students wondering whether the
campus cafe had any free seats,
or their favorite corner of the li-
brary is occupied, would have to
risk hoofing it over there.
But for today’s student at the
Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology, that kind of information
is all just a click away.
MIT’s newly upgraded wire-
less network doesn’t merely get
you online in any spot on the
9.4 million square foot campus.
It also provides information
on exactly how many people are
logged on at any given location
at any given time.
MIT researchers did this by
developing electronic maps that
track the devices people use to
connect to the network, whether
they’re laptops, wireless PDAs or
even Wi-Fi equipped cell phones.
While every device connected
to the campus network via Wi-
Fi is visible on the constantly
refreshed electronic maps, the
identity of the users is confi-
dential unless the user makes it
A Massachusetts Institute of Technology student works on his computer
while connected to the schools wireless Internet Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005.
friday, november 4, 2005 The UniversiTy daily Kansan 3a news
on The record
FA 21-year-old KU student
reported to Lawrence
police a burglary and
the theft of a purse and
CDs and some damage
to a vehicle between 10
p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m.
Wednesday on the 1100
block of Indiana Street.
The items are valued at
$1,010. The damage is
estimated at $300.
F22-year-old KU student
reported to Lawrence
police a burglary and the
theft of a PlayStation 2,
DVDs and other items
between 11 a.m. and 12:30
p.m. Oct. 28 from the 4100
block of West 24th Place.
The items are valued at
F22-year-old KU student
reported to Lawrence po-
lice that someone charged
$1,237 on his credit card
between 10:53 p.m. Oct.
9 and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28
at multiple locations in
F19-year-old KU student
reported to Lawrence po-
lice the theft of a Pioneer
car stereo from a vehicle
between 6:30 and 10 p.m.
Monday on the 2500 block
of West Sixth Street. The
car stereo is valued at
on campUs
FStudent Union Activities
is sponsoring a reception
for artist Toni Brou from 4
to 6 p.m. today in the SUA
Gallery on the fourth foor
of the Kansas Union, with
free snacks and drinks.
Brou will be on hand to
discuss her work, which
will be displayed through
Nov. 23.
FThe Kronos Quartet string
group is performing at
7:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Lied Center. Tickets cost
$11 to $28.50 and can be
purchased at the Lied
Center box offce.
t supreme court t speaker
By DaviD Espo
the associated press
publican-controlled Senate will
begin hearings Jan. 9 on Judge
Samuel Alito’s appointment to
the Supreme Court, leaders of
the Judiciary Committee an-
nounced Thursday, a bipartisan
repudiation of President Bush’s
call for a fnal confrmation vote
before year’s end.
“It simply wasn’t possible to
accommodate the schedule that
the White House wanted,” said
Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the
committee chairman. He out-
lined a timetable that envisions
fve days of hearings, followed
by a vote in committee on Jan.
17 and the full Senate on Jan.
“It’s far more important to do
it right than fast,” said Vermont
Sen. Patrick Leahy, the senior
Democrat on the committee. “In
this case, I suspect we’re doing
While Bush had called for a
confrmation by the end of the
year, administration spokesman
Steve Schmidt raised no objec-
tion to the schedule. He said
the White House had “great
confdence in Chairman Specter
to manage the extremely com-
plicated process of moving a
nominee to the Supreme Court
through the U.S. Senate.”
Nor was there any evidence
the scheduling decision sig-
naled any deeper dissatisfaction
among Republicans to the nom-
ination. “I think Judge Alito has
made a very good frst impres-
sion,” Specter said.
Bush nominated Alito on
Monday to fll the seat of Jus-
tice Sandra Day O’Connor, who
has often held the swing vote on
cases involving issues such as
abortion and affrmative action.
Already, some Democrats have
raised the possibility of a fli-
buster — an attempt to prevent
fnal action on the nomination
— and Leahy stopped short of
committing to a vote in the full
Senate on Jan. 20.
Chairman asks for investment
Lisa Lipovac/KANSAN
Mohammedmian Soomro, chairman of the Pakistan Senate, speaks at the Dole Institute of Politics. Soomro spoke on Thursday night about the emerging
opportunities in Pakistan.
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Pakistani Senate chairman
Mohammedmian Soomro took
time between stops in Washing-
ton D.C. and New York to bring
a message of investment in Paki-
stan to a 90-person crowd at the
Robert J. Dole Institute of Poli-
tics Thursday.
Soomro was enticed to visit
the University of Kansas by a
graduate student named Mo-
hammed Azeem, who didn’t
know Soomro but called him
from Kansas City and asked him
to visit.
“He said, if you can make it
happen, the next time I visit the
United States, I’ll stop by Kan-
sas,” Azeem said.
Soomro’s trip to Kansas fell
on Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim feast
marking the end of the Muslim
holy month of Ramadan. He
said in an interview before his
speech that he was delighted the
holy day coincided with his frst
visit to the Midwest.
“I’m from a farming back-
ground myself. I feel very much
at home here,” he said.
Soomro’s presentation dif-
fered from the standard lec-
ture in that he was both in-
forming the audience about
Pakistan and trying to entice
businessmen to invest in his
Provost David Shulenburger,
who watched from the front row,
said “What he’s doing here, the
business contacts he’s making,
are part and parcel of his mes-
sage. We’ve got a guy here who
is what he appears to be. That’s
Soomro began by showing
a 15-minute video on the ben-
efts of investing in Pakistan,
followed by a short speech in
which he highlighted the im-
proving economy of the coun-
try. He said Pakistan had ex-
perienced an economic growth
rate last year second only to
He then felded questions
from the crowd. People asked
him about topics ranging from
nuclear weapons and women’s
rights to cricket. Many ques-
tions centered on problems
in the Pakistani government,
whose president, Pervez Mush-
arraf, took over the country in a
1999 military coup.
Speaking of past corruption
in the government, he said, “We
have a free press now. It’s the
most free it’s ever been. It’s not
going to be easy for any regime
not to be transparent.”
He also spoke about the earth-
quake that hit Pakistan Oct. 8,
killing about 80,000 people and
leaving three million homeless.
He described the destruction as
“unprecedented” and thanked
the audience for the support of
the United States.
Kasif Syed, Leawood fresh-
man, said he enjoyed the oppor-
tunity to learn more about Paki-
stan, where one of his parents is
“The opportunity to see the
second-highest leader of the
country speak was one not to
pass up,” he said.
After his trip to the Univer-
sity, Soomro leaves for New
York today to meet with the
secretary general of the United
Nations to speak about the
— Edited by Patrick Ross
By H. Josef HeBert
the associated press
insisted Thursday on opening up
the Arctic National Wildlife refuge
for drilling after being blocked by
environmentalists for decades, then
voted overwhelmingly to prohibit
exporting any of the oil pumped
from the region.
With a 51-48 vote, the Senate ap-
proved requiring the Interior De-
partment to begin selling oil leases
for the coastal plain of the Alaska
refuge within two years.
Repeated attempts to approve
such drilling have failed in the Sen-
ate because supporters were unable
to muster the 60 votes needed to
overcome a flibuster. This year, sup-
porters wrote the ban on drilling to a
budget measure that is immune from
Opening the refuge, which was set
aside for protection 44 years ago, has
been one of President Bush’s top en-
ergy priorities.
Bush, in Argentina for a two-day
summit, hailed the vote.
“Increasing our domestic ener-
gy supply will help lower gasoline
prices and utility bills,” he said in a
statement. “We can and should pro-
duce more crude oil here at home in
environmentally responsible ways.
The most promising site for oil in
America is a 2,000-acre site in the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and
thanks to technology, we can reach
this energy with little impact on the
land or wildlife.”
Bush and other drilling advocates
argue that the country needs the
estimated 10.5 billion barrels of oil
that are believed to lie beneath the
refuges coastal tundra in northeast-
ern Alaska and slow the growing de-
pendence on oil imports. The United
States now uses about 7.3 billion
barrels of oil a year.
“America needs this American
oil,” said Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alas-
ka. He called opposition to pump-
ing the refuge’s oil “ostrich-like” and
said the refuge’s reserves are “crucial
to the nation’s attempt to achieve en-
ergy independence.”
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.,
who led the effort to continue the
ban, called drilling in the refuge a
gimmick that would have little im-
pact on oil or gasoline prices, or U.S.
energy security.
“Using backdoor tactics to destroy
America’s last great wild frontier will
not solve our nation’s energy prob-
lems and will do nothing to lower
skyrocketing gas prices,” Cantwell
The Senate’s decision to keep the
provision in its bill “gives us a little
more fexibility,” said Acting Major-
ity Leader Roy Blunt, R-Mo. A deci-
sion on ANWR would then be made
when the House and Senate try to
mesh their two budgets.
Meanwhile, the Senate in an 86-13
vote, required that none of the oil from
ANWR be exported. Otherwise “there
is no assurance that even one drop of
Alaskan oil will get to hurting Ameri-
cans,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.,
a drilling opponent who nevertheless
sponsored the no-export provision.
He co-sponsored the amendment with
Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., who strongly
supports drilling there.
Drilling supporters argued that
ANWR will give the country more
domestic oil production. Today
about 60 percent of the oil used in
the United States is imported.
But no oil is likely to fow from
ANWR for 10 years and peak pro-
duction of about 1 million barrels a
day isn’t expected until about 2025,
according to the Energy Department.
Currently, the United States used
about 20 million barrels of oil a day.
Environmentalists cited a report
by DOE’s Energy Information Ad-
ministration that concluded that
ANWR oil would slightly affect
gasoline prices and marginally lower
the growth of imports by 2025, when
imported oil would account for 64
percent of U.S. demand instead of 68
percent without ANWR’s oil.
Environmentalists said drill-
ing platforms and a spider web of
roads and pipelines would threaten
the ecology of the refuge’s coastal
plain which is used by caribou, po-
lar bears, musk oxen and millions of
migratory birds.
Proposing to drill for oil in ANWR
has raised the passions of conserva-
tionists of all political stripes, accord-
ing to William Meadows, president
of the Wilderness Society. “It would
translate into a real outpouring of
anger directed toward members of
Congress,” he said.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska,
has countered that modern drilling
techniques and stringent environ-
mental regulations would safeguard
the coastal plain and its wildlife.
“We can develop ANWR oil with-
out harm to the environment and to
the wildlife that live there,” she said,
adding that development would cre-
ate tens of thousands of jobs both in
Alaska and elsewhere.
The provision in the budget bill
assumed $2.5 billion in federal reve-
nue from oil lease sales over the next
fve years.
4A The UniversiTy DAily KAnsAn friDAy, november 4, 2005
continued from page 1a
Classical Indian dance is distinguished by its
unique use of facial expressions and face and
hand movements.
It requires dancers to be coordinated and
flexible in order to contort their bodies into
the correct positions. Datla said learning to
classically dance was a lot like learning to
play an instrument.
It takes years of practice and professional
The remainder of the dances will be performed
by amateurs in the modern Indian dance style.
Taking inspiration from both eastern and western
infuences, like disco and break dancing, it is less
structured in style.
Datla will be one of the modern dance perform-
“Pretty much I just watch Bollywood movies
and try to imitate what they are doing,” he said.
Afterward, an Indian buffet at the Ballroom
in the Kansas Union will follow the show. Ru-
chi Indian Cuisine will cater the dinner. Tick-
ets are $8 and can be purchased from Ruchi
or Datla.
— Edited by Patrick Ross
continued from page 1a
But he said he had the opportunity to live on
his own after he graduates.
“It’s free. I’m willing to put up with it for the
benefts that it offers,” he said.
Michelle Goodrick, Meriden senior, is as a resi-
dent assistant at Templin Hall. She said the rules
didn’t bother her because she didn’t think they af-
fected her sense of freedom.
“It depends on what you consider important,”
she said.
The freshman-dominated environment of the
residence halls has shown some noticeable differ-
ences, Xenos said. She said she’d noticed a differ-
ence in priorities among the freshmen on her foor
compared to her own.
“I’m not interested in going out all the time,”
she said. “I’ve noticed that they have a lot to
She said helping freshmen with their college
experience and living in the residence halls had
been rewarding, no matter what others thought.
“It seems like a crazy idea, but it’s worth it even
if it sounds like it may not be,” she said.
Hoffman said he’s enjoyed helping freshmen
entering the college life and has gained a better
understanding of people.
“Living within close quarters with people helps
you discover who you are,” he said. “They should
try to live in University housing for one year.”
— Edited by Becca Evanhoe
Wildlife refuge cleared to drill
The coastal plaine of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is seen in this July 2001
fle photo. Senate opponents to drilling in the wildlife refuge failed on Thursday to strip the
measure from a massive budget package. Environmentalists had acknowledged that it was
a long shot to kill the provision and now aim to defeat the overall budget bill.
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Kansan apartment fire story
opportunistic, condescending
Louis Mora’s article fea-
tured on the front page of the
October 21 Kansan shocked
I was appalled first by the
headline, “Apartment fire
causes students to seek secu-
Not only was this the most
blatantly obvious and conde-
scending statement the Kan-
san has made all year, in my
opinion, but it also ridicules
the intelligence of the people
who awoke in the middle of
the night to discover their
homes falling around them in
Regrettably, the article
continues by suggesting that
had the renters spent $20
more each month, they might
have never had to deal with
the tragic blaze at the Board-
walk Apartments.
And while I am completely
positive that Nicole Bing-
ham’s family and friends be-
lieve her life was priceless,
and so much more valuable
than $20 a month, how could
the Kansan or Louis Mora
take the standpoint that the
renters were somehow re-
sponsible for the acts of one
tremendously sick individu-
Are either the newspaper
or its writers aware that the
law does not allow people to
burn houses down, and that
the taxes and rent we pay are
supposed to go toward sprin-
kler systems, fire extinguish-
er maintenance, and city fire-
fighting services?
As if that weren’t all bad
enough, the article then goes
on to consult one firm who
stands to profit the most from
these tragedies.
Just on a whim, I headed
over to the Douglas County
Insurance and Financial Ser-
vices Web site.
This site is, according to
them, the home of “Distinc-
tive Ideas, Premiere Service.”
(sic) How much more biased
can one source be?
How ca n the Kansan make
this heart-wrenching issue
into a marketing opportunity
for Douglas County Insur-
ance and Financial Services,
a firm that can’t spell at a
fifth-grade level on profes-
sional marketing materials,
and incorrectly assumes that
all victims “haven’t experi-
enced living on their own
and being responsible for
their property”?
My first instinct is pure
rage. One of my classmates
lost everything he owned in
the Boardwalk fire, and bare-
ly escaped with his life. Peo-
ple I love have been seriously
injured in similar fires.
I have lost several hundred
dollars of my own property
in similar fires.
Even with this experience,
I refuse to even attempt to
imagine how these victims
feel when told that, in hind-
sight, $20 a month might
have saved their lives, their
health, and everything they
Responsibility in journal-
ism is a notion clearly lost on
Mora. Ethical media behav-
ior is clearly lost on DCI &
Both companies should be
positively ashamed at this
horrendously opportunistic,
heartless abuse of the front
page of a once-respectable
college newspaper.
Better to have let this mat-
ter be unattended in this de-
spicable issue than to have
crossed the line into flagrant
✦ Jordan McKinney
Lindsborg senior in
religious studies.
“...How could
the Kansan or Lou-
is Mora take the
standpoint that the
renters were some-
how responsible for
the acts of one tre-
mendously sick in-
Every year, the media focuses
all its energy on a new health crisis
that has the possibility of destroy-
ing the nation. In the past, it was
SARS and smallpox, but this year,
the media has chosen to seize upon
avian bird flu as the next big threat
to national health.
There has long been talk about
the possibility of a viral outbreak
in the United States. Nationwide
critics have speculated about the
government’s effectiveness in han-
dling a national disaster. The de-
partment of Health and Human
Services has scrambled to update
a flu pandemic response plan to
accommodate these new threats.
If an outbreak were to occur, what
if the same thing happened and we
didn’t have a big enough supply of
vaccine to stop the spread of avian
bird flu?
It is easy to see why the media
is hyping this up as the next big
national disaster. But in order for
us to believe the unlikely scenario
of an avian bird flu pandemic pre-
sented to us by the media, we must
accept the possibility of a non-hu-
man virus mutating, crossing the
largest ocean in the world and in-
fecting the nation while our shelves
are empty of precious flu vaccine.
The facts, however, do not support
this highly unlikely scenario.
Avian bird flu is scientifically
known as influenza strain H5N1,
a naturally occurring strain in the
intestines of birds. The most tell-
ing fact about this dangerous strain
set to wipe out the US is that it is
not naturally communicable to hu-
According to the Centers for
Disease Control, “In rare instances,
limited human-to-human spread
of H5N1 virus has occurred, and
transmission has not been observed
to continue beyond one person.”
Americans have a greater
chance of dying from the common
influenza-A strains than from avian
bird flu. From December 2003 to
December 2004, the World Health
Organization reports there were 61
clinically confirmed deaths from
avian bird flu, far less than the
predicted pandemic levels of a US
In comparison, the depart-
ment of Health and Human Ser-
vices states influenza-A strains,
the type humans are infected with
every winter, will kill an average of
36,000 Americans, over 590 times
the amount of people who have
died from avian bird flu.
Despite the unlikely possibility
of a pandemic, the government has
bought into the hype and done an
effective job of preparing for this
supposed pandemic. The Associ-
ated Press reports that the Senate
recently passed legislation to in-
crease spending on flu vaccine by
$3 billion, and the department of
Health and Humans services re-
cently spent $100 million to begin
large scale production of an avian
bird flu vaccine in preparation for a
potential outbreak.
The more important story is the
economic problems we would face
from the deaths of infected birds. A
large scale poultry pandemic, a sit-
uation much more plausible than
a human pandemic and already
occurring on a small scale in Asia,
would cripple the American poul-
try industry and have serious reper-
cussions on the economy of the na-
tion, and the world as a whole.
Why then is the human pan-
demic receiving so much attention
despite its far-fetched plausibility?
Journalists are always looking
for the next big story and fearful of
being out scooped by the competi-
tion. Once a single newspaper or
network decides the cover a story,
the rest of the media must follow
suit or risk losing their audience
to another publication. In this in-
stance, however, the editorial board
feels the desire for a story overtook
the basic principles of journalism.
Stories based on scare tactics al-
lude to the days of yellow journal-
ism when reporters focused more
on newspaper sales than journal-
istic integrity. Journalism that relies
on less on facts and more on emo-
tional appeals is not only unethical
but also unfair to the millions of
consumers who turn to the media
In this post-9/11 world, we the
public are continuously scared
about the possibility of disasters on
US soil. We are constantly scanning
the horizon to try and get a jump
on what the next big crisis will be,
thinking we will be better prepared
if we see it coming.
The problem is, if you look at
something long enough, anything
can be construed as a threat to
public safety. That is why it is our
job as citizens to not buy into the
media hype and question the legiti-
macy of the news presented to us
so we can make our own decisions
about the real problems threaten-
ing our nation today.
✦ Nathan McGinnis for the
editorial board.
Seth Bundy/KANSAN
✦ The article in question
can be found online
at... http://www.kansan.
com/ stories/2005/

So, I play World of Warcraft, and Pawn Noobs almost
every day, why doesn’t anyone love me?

The moon landing was a hoax, and Chuck Norris was
the actor who played Neil Armstrong.

If Google was on, I would make him
my friend. I just searched he’s not.

To the girl whose boyfriend plays World of Warcraft
hardcore:I feel for you. But as long as he’s buying you
shoes, he’s a keeper!

My advice to any KU student: Give at least one COMS
130 speech drunk. It’ll change your life

Why is it that 4 a.m. is so much later when you’re
studying than when you’re drinking?

Girl 1: I wish there was a career in stalking people on
Girl 2: I’d make bank.
Girl 1: Yeah, I’d be a billionaire!

This instant message thing is flippin’ sweet!

I had 2 cases of Rolling Rock and two lesbian midgets
in my apartment last night. Dreams do come true!

Baby Jesus loves minty goo!
The new Quiktrip is probably the best addition to
Lawrence, but why is it half way to Lenexa?

There ain’t no party like a Rhombus House party,
‘cause a Rhombus House party don’t stop.

Instead of doing my homework im going to get
some action. Take that Free for All!

To the really hot male cheerleader in my stats
class: Can I get your digits?

So, I walked from the Fieldhouse to Corbin
yesterday and every single bus was going in the
opposite direction. That’s a long time for every bus
to go in the other direction!

Jayhawks do it better when wet.
Go KU swimming and diving!

I hate you Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center.
I hate you.

Yeah! Free for All on AIM. Crazy!

I met a guy named Steele at a party. I wonder if his
name applies to all parts of his body.

It’s Nov. 2, and I’m wearing a tank top. What?
Welcome to Kansas folks.

Dude, I so just put Free for All on my buddy list,
but I didnt know if I should put you in my dudes
or chicks column. So, you get the dude column.

To the girl who waved at me at McCollum bus stop
on Thursday: I want you.

Dude! What is up with the whistle? I live on the
10th floor at Naismith and it wakes me up every
I would like to respond to
the errors presented in the ar-
ticle regarding KU on Wheels.
KU on Wheels is one of the
programs of the Transporta-
tion Board.
Each year the Board com-
prising of students, a faculty
advisor, and a member of the
parking department selects
a single student employee to
serve as Transportation Coor-
The coordinator and the
Board decide routes, contract
buses and attempt to find ways
in which the system can be im-
A large part of the misrep-
resentation of KU on Wheels
in recent UDK articles stems
from misunderstandings on
part of the newspapers’ staff.
Last Tuesday, The Univer-
sity Daily Kansan misquoted
KU on Wheels and members
of the Lawrence Bus Compa-
ny in an article entitled, “Bus
System Confronts Problems.“
The article referred to an
incident in which there was a
misprint of a route, and a stu-
dent was forced to walk from
a bus stop to her apartment at
#1. Any bus driver, SafeRide
driver, or LiftVan driver is not
an employee of KU on Wheels
rather, they are the employees
of the Lawrence Bus Com-
pany, a local transportation
company with which KU on
Wheels is contracted.
Further, all the vehicles used
are not the property of KU on
Wheels, but again, that of the
Lawrence Bus Company. If I
were to say, “The Kansan is
the journalism school” or “the
journalism school is just the
Kansan,” neither would be ac-
#2. KU on Wheels was not
previously made aware of the
problem with the night cam-
pus route. But the problem is
now being currently corrected
on the KU on Wheels Web site
map to prevent any problems
in future routes.
KU on Wheels is aware that
the bus map night campus
route does not properly show
the downtown loop, but all
the times on the schedule still
are correct.
#3. Funding for the KU on
Wheels system: KU on Wheels
makes a contract with a com-
pany for payment on services.
As for the logistics of the
bus’ conditions or drivers’
pay, those decisions are made
within the Lawrence Bus
As for the University’s fi-
nancial contribution, well,
there is none.
KU on Wheels is funded
by a student fee and user fees
(bus passes). Student fees go
directly to Student Senate and
then are distributed to student
organizations. The University
never receives that money, it
is strictly for the use of stu-
KU on Wheels receives
just under $857,000 a year
from student fees and about
$500,000 from bus pass sales,
which is then divided into
contracting with Lawrence
Bus Company for buses, driv-
ers and Safe Ride and Lift Van
services and various other
expenses for maintaining the
student run transportation
We just want to inform the
students of University of Kan-
sas that the KU bus system,
SafeRide and LiftVan are all
student run and student fund-
ed. These services are here to
serve you to best we can.
If you have any complaints
please relay them to kuon- and we will
work with you to the best of
our ability.
✦ Thomas H. Cox
Shawnee sophomore in
history and political
science, Chairman of KU
on Wheels.
sports 6a the University Daily Kansan FriDay, november 4, 2005
continued from page 11a
been a lot of coaches that have
come off the feld and said ‘You
guys are a great team, one of
the best we’ve seen’ and those
are people in our conference
and outside of it.”
Besides simply wanting to
advance further into the post-
season, Smith joins four other
seniors in their last run at the na-
tional title. Although they never
let their focus slip from what’s
best for the team, Francis said
he thought there might be a little
more anxiety for his seniors.
Senior forward Jessica Smith
put Kansas’ fate in perspective,
keeping in mind that although the
team’s numbers were solid, a tour-
nament bid wasn’t automatic.
“As of right now, we’re not even
sure if we’re going to go,” Jessica
Smith said. “At this point, you
can’t take anything for granted.”
If the Jayhawks fail to ad-
vance, Kansas has to look at a
2006 squad minus four forwards
and one goalkeeper. A majority
of the team’s offensive produc-
tion, including all-time lead-
ing scorer Caroline Smith, will
graduate this May, and the se-
niors want to see that talent put
to use for a fnal time.
“Losing us fve seniors will
be tough to replace, but they’re
only going to be better next year
than they were this year,” Caro-
line Smith said.
“I just want to be successful with
this team,” she said. “I want to be a
part of some of the stuff they get to
do and help them set the standard.”
— Edited by Anne Burgard
By Eric JorgEnsEn
The Kansas tennis team will
use this weekend’s tournament,
the Western Michigan Super
Challenge, as a platform to leap
past last year’s results.
The tournament, at Kalama-
zoo, Mich., will mark the end of
the fall season for the Jayhawks.
As the team heads into the
weekend’s meet, Kansas could
fnd itself with a brighter future
than it had one year ago, when
it lost in the frst round of the
Big 12 Tournament.
This weekend, Kansas will test
its improved game against DePaul,
Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue
and Western Michigan, which
will give the players one more
opportunity to showcase their
“There are lots of strong play-
ers at the tournament, and it
should be a good chance for us
to improve,” sophomore Steph-
anie Smith said.
Six of the tournament players
have Intercollegiate Tennis As-
sociation singles rankings, and
three doubles teams hold ITA
rankings, including two in the
top 20.
The talent-laden feld does
not faze the Jayhawks. Junior
Brittany Brown and senior
Christine Skoda will play dou-
bles together, like they have all
“We can beat them,” Brown
said. “Skoda has been playing
well, and I’ve been playing bet-
ter in practice.”
The profcient opposition
will test the players more than it
will intimidate them. The team
wants to end the fnal meet with
peak performance.
“We’ve worked this whole
fall,” Brown said. “Since it’s the
last tournament of the fall, ev-
eryone wants to end on a good
note. All of us will have a lot of
Kansas has excelled against
talented challengers this season.
Freshman Ksenia Bukina upset
the No. 1-seeded player, Maja
Kovacek of New Mexico, in the
ITA regional championship two
weekends ago.
The Super Challenge provides
ample opportunity for the Jay-
hawks to surprise more audiences.
“The level of competition is
good,” Smith said. “It will test
us. We’re excited about ending
the fall at this level.”
The tournament lasts from
Friday, Nov. 4, through Sunday,
Nov. 6. Following the tourna-
ment’s conclusion, the team will
not play until Jan. 22 against
Ball State at the start of the
spring season.
— Edited by Becca Evanhoe
One Super Challenge
served to tennis team
By Doug TuckEr
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Coach
Dick Vermeil raised the possi-
bility Thursday that quarterback
Trent Green may not start for
Kansas City on Sunday against
the Oakland Raiders.
Green was in St. Louis on
Wednesday for services for his
father and was expected to re-
turn the next day and dive into
game preparation. But Vermeil
said Green also was absent from
a practice on Thursday that was
scaled-down, anyway, because
of a swath of injuries that’s hit
both offense and defense.
Vermeil declined to address
the question when asked if back-
up Todd Collins might start.
“I’m not going to say,” he told
reporters at his post-practice
news conference.
Green has made a team-re-
cord 71 starts and been one of
the most effcient passers in the
league since coming over from
St. Louis in a trade in 2001.
Jim Green died suddenly at
the age of 58 on Oct. 27. Three
days later, in a display of cour-
age and professionalism that
drew praise from both teams,
his son had his best game of the
year, throwing for 347 yards and
two touchdowns against San
But Vermeil admitted he was
concerned about Green trying
to start against the Raiders after
missing so much practice time
this week.
“I’ll have to talk with him
about it,” he said. “When he gets
in, we’ll discuss it.”
The Chiefs run a complicated
system that utilizes different
shifts and motions, and even a
veteran such as Green would
have much to digest in just a
couple of days.
“We aren’t doing anything he
hasn’t done before within the
offense. Now, he might not have
done it the last two or three
weeks or four weeks or what-
ever,” Vermeil said.
“We have a huge volume of
offense that’s been coached all
through the (offseason) and the
minicamp and training camp
that he’s been involved in,” he
said. “I just want to see how he
feels and then go from there.”
In the meantime, many of
Green’s key teammates are hob-
bled and may not be ready for
the Raiders.
“They’re not all out yet,”
Vermeil said. “We’re preparing
to play without certain people
and it’ll be a plus if they can
Several Chiefs questionable
for match-up with Raiders
The tournament will
mark the end of the
fall season for the
Jayhawks. As the team
heads into the week-
end’s meet, Kansas
could fnd itself with
a brighter future than
it had one year ago,
when it lost in the frst
round of the Big 12
The Jayhawks face tough competition at the
fall season’s fnal meet — but they’re ready
Kansas Chiefs quarterback Trent Green, right, throws a pass under pressure from San Diego Chargers’ Luis Castillo,
left, during the Chargers 28-20 victory Sunday in San Diego. Green’s father died three days earlier.
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By Kelly Reynolds
The Kansas swimming and
diving team will host a double
dual meet this afternoon with
the University of Iowa and Mis-
souri State University at Robin-
son Natatorium.
The meet is scheduled to be-
gin at 4 p.m.
Both Iowa and Missouri State
are co-ed teams and will bring
their men’s team with them. Al-
though both women and men
will swim at the meet, it will be
scored separately and will es-
sentially be four meets in one;
Kansas vs. Iowa, Kansas vs.
Missouri State, Iowa vs. Mis-
souri State, and Iowa men vs.
Missouri State men.
Kansas swimming coach
Clark Campbell said that having
the men at the meet would be
positive for Kansas.
“It will be a great addition,”
Campbell said.
Campbell said the co-ed as-
pect of the meet would slow it
down because of the extra heat
with the men, which means a
little extra rest for the women
because they won’t be swim-
ming continuously.
“It’s a win-win situation,”
Campbell said.
Both Iowa and Missouri State
are better because they are co-
ed, Campbell said.
This season is the frst season
that Iowa has been co-ed, but
Campbell said the transition
would not slow the Hawkeyes
“It has defnitely benefted
Iowa,” Campbell said. “They
have a great coach in Marc
Long; he’s the right guy for the
Sophomore Terri Schramka
said the co-ed meet would be
a great opportunity to switch
things up. Swimming with men
is something that most of the
Jayhawks are familiar with after
swimming on club teams.
“I think it will be interesting
to have a guys’ meet too,” Sch-
ramka said. “It’s something dif-
ferent, and it’s something that
most of us have been a part of.”
Campbell said that Iowa would
be Kansas’ biggest competition. The
Hawkeyes would be strong in the
freestyle events, backstroke events
and in diving, Campbell said.
“Both teams present a formi-
dable challenge, but Iowa is one
of the better teams in the Big
10,” Campbell said. “They’re
looking to beat Kansas.”
Iowa has one of the best div-
ers in the country, Campbell
said. Nancilea Underwood
has been a stand-out diver at
Iowa, and has captured Big 10
Diver of the Week twice this
season. Underwood recently
broke and reset the Univer-
sity of Iowa three-meter div-
ing record at Iowa’s dual meet
against the Minnesota Golden
Iowa lost to Minnesota on
Sept. 21, 169-131, a comparable
score to the Kansas vs. Min-
nesota meet earlier this season
when Kansas lost 168-132.
Schramka said the Jayhawks
would enter the meet this after-
noon with the same mentality
they had when they beat Mis-
souri last Friday.
“We are going to concentrate
on ourselves, our races and do-
ing the best we can do,” Sch-
ramka said.
If the Jayhawks can beat Iowa
tonight, there is a better chance
they will be a top-25 team,
Campbell said, after the Mis-
souri meet last week.
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Iowa, Missouri State to bring co-ed teams
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Freshman Ashley Leidigh competes in the fnals of the 200-yard butterfy event to place frst against Missouri on Oct. 28 in Lawrence. Kansas will swim
against Iowa and Missouri State at 4 p.m. today.
Kansan fle photo
Senior setter Andi Rozum blocks junior hitter Nicole Lorenzen, of Iowa State,
during Kansas’ home game on Oct. 19. Kansas takes on Kansas State Satur-
day at 7 p.m. in Manhattan in hopes of breaking its losing streak.
’Hawks look to end string of losses
By Matt Wilson
The Kansas volleyball team
will likely need to win fve of its
last six matches to be considered
for the NCAA Tournament.
Kansas will try to end its cur-
rent eight-match losing streak Sat-
urday night in Manhattan against
Kansas State. First serve for the
in-state showdown is set for 7
p.m. at Ahearn Field House.
In addition to the Jayhawks’
recent slide, they have lost 21
consecutive matches to the
Wildcats. Their last victory be-
fore the start of the stretch was
in November of 1994, when the
Jayhawks beat the Wildcats in
fve games.
Kansas volleyball coach Ray
Bechard said he and the team
would look at it as another op-
portunity to get out of their
month-long funk.
“It’s hard to change the mind-
set,” he said. “You can take
charge of certain situations. As
coaches and players, we each
have to try to make a difference
in order to turn it around.”
Kansas’ woes continued
Wednesday in a home loss to
Colorado. The Jayhawks lost in
four games, but Bechard said he
was pleased with some of what
he saw.
Serving had been a problem
area all season. But against the
Buffaloes, the Jayhawks record-
ed 10 aces against only seven er-
rors. Bechard said he hoped to
average at least one ace for every
two errors, so the effciency was
more than acceptable.
He also said that these im-
provements meant nothing if they
didn’t translate into victories.
“There’s a fne line between
frustration and disappoint-
ment,” Bechard said. “They
want to see results. The only de-
fnitive result right now is win-
ning and losing.”
Kansas must also improve on
closing out games. Bechard said
it was vital that the team become
the aggressor in close games if it
had hopes of a late-season run.
In games two and three against
Colorado, Kansas was tied at 26
and led 30-29, respectively. The
Jayhawks lost both games.
Sophomore opposite hitter Em-
ily Brown said the Jayhawks had
nobody to blame but themselves.
“The Big 12 is a very tough
conference,” she said. “You’ve
got to play a clean match every
night this year. We haven’t been
doing that.”
Kansas State (16-7) will en-
ter the match on a high note.
It ended a three-match skid
with a victory at Iowa State on
Wednesday. The Wildcats have
still lost four of their last six, but
they sit at 7-6 in the Big 12 Con-
ference, which is good enough
to put them in ffth place.
Kansas is 12-11 overall and
4-10 in conference play, placing
it in tenth place, ahead of only
1-13 Oklahoma.
Bechard said the Wildcats
would be a motivated opponent
because they were not sure if
they were going to make it into
the NCAA Tournament.
“They’re really trying to make a
push right now,” he said. “They’re
sitting in the middle of the pack.”
Bechard said he thought the
team had what it took to get
things turned around and sal-
vage the rest of the year.
“It’s not a situation we
thought we’d be in this season,”
Bechard said. “This question
was asked in the locker room:
Do we continue to fght and give
a great effort every match or do
we quit? There’s no doubt we’ll
keep fghting and trying to im-
prove every day.”
— Edited­by­Jayme­Wiley
Still a hope
at postseason
“There’s a fne line between frustration and
disappointment,” Bechard said. “They want to
see results. The only defnitive result right now
is winning and losing.”
Ray Bechard
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Friday, Nov. 4, 2005: You enter a very
special luck cycle this year. You will
have to work hard or be more seri-
ous about your public image. Some-
times you will feel as if you have too
many options and too much to do.
How you carry out your responsibili-
ties will determine much in the next
few years. You will make money
this year. Avoid buying property just
the same. You also might fnd that
a family member often distorts the
truth. If you are single, you have
so many people to choose from.
Take your time. If you are attached,
share more of your feelings with
your sweetie. Sagittarius has many
moneymaking ideas.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)
HHHHH The Friday energy feels
good as you get ready to clear your
desk. A meeting or get-together,
though sluggish at frst, can open
wide with some of your thoughts.
Be willing to break your patterns.
Tonight: Opt for something different.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
HHH What had proved diffcult
now fnally moves in the direction
you would like. You still might feel
that someone is not being as lucid
or as clear as you would like. Some-
times you wonder if you are speak-
ing the same language. Tonight:
Follow someone else’s lead.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
HHHHH Use your ability to
organize, and get a project done.
You will want to clear out of your
routine patterns soon enough. Take
time to network or socialize with key
people in your life. Tonight: Let your
imagination lead you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)
HHH You need some downtime
to clear up a problem. You feel like
a money matter will work out with
care. Do not let a partner put in his
or her two cents. You discover that
others are off or not as accurate as
you. Tonight: Find your favorite chair.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
HHHHH A year ago you might
have been more rambunctious if
the same opportunity occurred.
Still, follow your knee-jerk reaction.
You might hear something unusual.
Someone might be more enthusi-
astic than you. Tonight: Accept an
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
HHH You need to take some time to
think or relax by yourself. You might
not want to, but that is your best
choice. You might have been acting
without thinking. Someone might
cloud your thinking. Tonight: Decide
what you would do if you could do
anything you wanted.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
HHHHH Find time to catch up on
news while chatting with others.
You might be overwhelmed by calls
and requests. Someone has a way
of pulling the wool over your eyes.
Let your imagination fow. Tonight:
Munchies with friends.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
HHH Money issues could be
pivotal to a decision. You might wish
this situation were otherwise. Don’t
pretend that it is. Realism will lead
to success. A family member has a
secret! Tonight: Make a weekend
budget before walking out the door.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
HHHHH You are at your peak.
Although you might have a diffcult
time fnding the right words to
describe a concept or idea, others
seem to get it anyway. You have a
near-psychic tie with a key person.
Still, use words. Tonight: As you
like it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
HHH Someone might be hard on
you or less supportive than usual.
Check loan or insurance papers,
as there could be a snafu. Perhaps
you have changed your mind about
what you want. Stay on top of key
fnancial matters, as money could
slip right out of your hands. Tonight:
Get some extra R and R.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
HHHH You might not be as sure as
you would like to be about an idea
or relationship. As a result, you will
lean on others for support. Friends
play an instrumental role in support-
ing your course of action. Tonight:
Celebrate the weekend.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
HHH You must bend for someone
who has the fnal word. You might
not be happy about this either. Curb
a tendency to daydream, or you
could make a mistake and have to
redo a project or some work. To-
night: Try to make it an early night.
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NEW YORK — The dawn
of Kevin Federline’s hip-hop
career has begun, though it
remains to be seen if it will last
past breakfast.
A track by Federline was
posted on the Internet by
Disco D, the producer of his
upcoming album, “The Truth,”
to be released next year.
Though the song has since
been taken off Disco D’s Web
site, it has popped up else-
where, giving a glimpse of Mr.
Britney Spears’ rhyming, um,
“Back then, they called me
K-Fed, but you can call me Daddy
instead,” he intones in the chorus
of “Y’all Ain’t Ready.”
Over an industrial beat remi-
niscent of Kelis’ “Milkshake,”
Federline represents himself
as a brash, newsworthy fgure
ahead of his time. “People
always asking me when’s the
release date / Well, baby you
can wait and see, until then all
these Pavarottis followin’ me,”
he raps, nicknaming paparazzi
after the Italian opera singer.
Tabloids might remark that
their photographers are actually
focused on his pop-star wife.
Before meeting Spears, Feder-
line’s career was mostly limited
to backup dancing. The couple
wed last year and had a son in
September. Already garnering
comparisons to Vanilla Ice, Fed-
erline’s album appears destined
for late-night punch lines. But
the 27-year-old does anticipate
some backlash from his musical
pursuits: “My prediction is that
y’all gonna hate on the style we
create, straight 2008.”
— The Associated Press
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— New Mexico wingman J.R.
Giddens took issue with his
portrayal by prosecutors and
newspaper accounts of a May
19 bar fight in Kansas.
The junior transfer from
Kansas spoke after New Mexi-
co’s practice Wednesday about
his decision to plead no contest
this week to misdemeanor bat-
“That’s not who I am. People
will think what they think,”
Giddens told The Albuquerque
Tribune in a story published on
Thursday. “Hopefully, people
will judge me by what I do from
now on, and not something that
happened in the past.”
In return for his plea, pros-
ecutors dropped a disorderly
conduct charge. Giddens was
placed on probation for a year
and ordered to take a two-day
anger management class.
He will serve his probation in
New Mexico. Violation of terms
could mean up to six months
in prison and fines of up to
“I’ve accepted my wrongdo-
ing in this,” Giddens said. “I’m
past it, and I hope everybody
else gets past it, too.”
Giddens initially pleaded not
guilty at his arraignment but
chose to end the legal proceed-
ings on Monday. He said his de-
cision was prompted in part by
discussions with New Mexico
“The coaching staff thought
it would be a smart thing to get
it behind us, admit to what I’ve
done wrong,” Giddens said.
On Tuesday, Jeremiah Cre-
swell, 24, of Olathe, pleaded
no contest to misdemeanor bat-
tery in the case. He claimed he
stabbed Giddens and three oth-
er men in self-defense.
Creswell was sentenced to a
year of probation in exchange
for an agreement with prosecu-
tors that no additional charges
be filed.
Witnesses have said Cre-
swell stabbed Giddens and
four other people after a group
of men attacked him outside
the bar.
Giddens was hospitalized
for treatment of a slashed ar-
tery in his leg, which resulted
in 30 stitches. Creswell needed
12 staples to close a gash in his
Newspaper accounts of the
bar fight differ on whether Gid-
dens was instigator or victim.
Lobos coach Ritchie McKay
said the story of Giddens as a
victim had been overlooked.
“I am not exonerating him,”
McKay said. “He admitted his
part in it. Let’s judge him by who
he is at UNM and what he does
in our program and our com-
munity. He understands what
values our program is interested
McKay said Giddens had
been a mature addition to his
team since transferring from
But the coach also said he
couldn’t spend all day with his
“Sometimes young people
don’t always do what they are
asked to do,” McKay said, add-
ing that he doesn’t “anticipate
any trouble whatsoever” with
Tired out
Giddens displeased
with media portrayal
Lobos coach:
Judge him on
present acts
In return for his plea,
prosecutors dropped
a disorderly conduct
charge. Giddens was
placed on probation
for a year and ordered
to take a two-day an-
ger management class.
Mason Jen-
nings, of
N.C., checks
the tires for
the Jason
Keller Busch
Series car at
Texas Motor
Speedway on
Thursday, in Fort
Worth, Texas.
The speedway
is hosting the
Silverado 350
Truck Series
Race today, the
O’Reilly Chal-
lenge Busch
series race on
Saturday and
the inaugural
Dickes 500
on Sunday.
Kellis: Kansas hasn’t defeated Ne-
braska since our dad was a KU fresh-
man, 36 long years ago. Does the
streak end Saturday?
Travis: I expect Kansas will win the
game, but I won’t be surprised if it doesn’t.
Nebraska has an improved offense, but it
will have just as much trouble moving the
ball as Missouri did last week.
Kellis: Nebraska is only a one-point
favorite, Kansas has the superior de-
fense and the Jayhawks are undefeat-
ed at home. If ever there were a time
to end the streak, this is it.
Travis: I agree. This is Kansas’ best
opportunity in a long time. Kansas
wins it 13-10.
Kellis: That sounds like too much
scoring to me. This game will be ugly.
3-0 is a real possibility.
Travis: Baylor is also trying to end a
losing streak this weekend; a much short-
er seven-year skid to Texas. Baylor is def-
nitely better than it has been, but it’s still
nowhere near Texas.
Kellis: The game could be interest-
ing for at least a half. But you’re right,
Texas came back from a double-digit
defcit to Oklahoma State last week
like it was nothing.
Travis: Texas is superior to every
other Big 12 Conference team because
if it is losing, junior quarterback Vince
Young seems to always lead his team
to victory in the fourth quarter.
Kellis: A much closer game will be
played in Ames, Iowa. Kansas State and
Iowa State have both been erratic this
season, and the winner will depend on
which version of each team shows up.
Travis: Iowa State will win because
it is at home. The Cyclones went on
the road and beat the Texas A&M Ag-
gies last week. If they can do that, they
can beat the Wildcats in a friendly en-
Kellis: The Wildcats can’t beat any-
body other than the Jayhawks. Even
though Iowa State has struggled with
Army and Baylor this year, it is start-
ing to come around. The Cyclones will
continue their winning ways against
the Wildcats.
Travis: It looks like the Big 12 North
will be decided when Missouri and Colo-
rado play in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday.
The Buffaloes will win because Missouri
is severely confused after Kansas com-
pletely shut down its offense.
Kellis: Yes, against Nebraska we
saw the best Missouri had to offer. The
Tigers won’t show us again. Colorado
will win this game easily.
Travis: So will Texas Tech.
Kellis: Texas Tech is a 16-point favorite
and seems to be the automatic pick. But
I’m going with the Aggies. They will come
out with something to prove after their
bad loss last weekend.
Travis: It doesn’t matter how angry
Texas A&M is — Texas Tech is the bet-
ter team. The Red Raider offense has too
many weapons. It can score at will against
everyone they play besides Texas.
Kellis: I’m not convinced Texas
Tech is as good as everyone thinks it
is. Texas A&M football coach Dennis
Franchione will come up with a game
plan to steal one in Lubbock, Texas.
F Travis Robinett is an Austin,
Texas, junior in journalism. Kel-
lis Robinett is an Austin, Texas,
senior in journalism. He is Kansan
sports editor.
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The Kansas women’s rowing team will par-
ticipate in the Head of the Hooch regatta at 11
a.m. Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The regatta has moved to a new riverfront
location. The Head of the Hooch committee
organized a $120 million enhancement of the new
location at Ross’ Landing on the Tennessee River.
The team left early this morning to compete
in the weekend-long annual regatta.
Events will begin with the women’s champi-
onship eight race. Kansas will enter two boats.
The women’s championship double, entering
six boats, and the women’s championship four,
entering one boat, will compete in the after-
The regatta will continue Sunday morning,
beginning with women’s championship single
at 9:30 a.m. Twelve women will compete sepa-
rately, including juniors Jennifer Ebel and Kris
Lazar, and sophomores Jelayna Da Silva and
Lindsey Miles. The women’s open eight race will
complete the day, ending around noon.
Kansas will compete against Tennessee,
Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, Texas, Miami
and Central Florida, among others.
The team will arrive back in Lawrence Sun-
day about 8:30 p.m.
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F Nebraska vs.
FTexas vs.
FKansas State
vs. Iowa St.
FMissouri vs.
FTexas A&M
vs. Texas
FMiami vs.
Virginia Tech
FCalifornia vs.
FRice vs. SMU
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women’s golF
The Kansas women’s golf
team will compete today at The
Derby Invitational in Alabama
in its fnal tour-
nament of the
fall season.
which last
competed in
the Razorback
more than two
weeks ago,
fared well,
fnishing eighth
as a team with junior Amanda
Costner taking fourth place
There will be 18 teams at
The Derby including Alabama,
Georgia, Duke, Florida State
and Big 12 foes Texas and
Oklahoma State.
Auburn will host the
tournament that begins at
8:30 a.m. for the frst round
of play. The second and third
rounds of the par 72 course
will be played on Saturday
and Sunday.
— Mark Dent
Jayhawks to tee off
in season fnale
Rowers await weekend-long event
at new-and-improved destination
By Antonio MendozA
The Kansas men’s cross country team is making
strides on the course and, along with the women’s
team, is making strides in the classroom as well. The
Jayhawks moved up once again in the Men’s Mondo
Cross Country poll to No. 12, claiming the No. 1 rank-
ing in the Midwest Region.
“Our ranking is only as good as we run, so we
are not going to be overwhelmed because we are
ranked a certain position,” cross country coach
Stanley Redwine said. “We have to go out there and
continue to do what we do, and that is to run well.”
As long as the team runs well, the rankings will
take care of themselves, Redwine said. Kansas is
proving itself both in the rankings and academically.
On Oct. 25, 14 members from both the men’s
and women’s teams were named to the Academic
All Big 12 cross country team. Seven out of the 14
men’s team members were named, and seven out of
the 15 women’s team members were named.
“We’re about academics as much as we are
about athletics, so that means they are achieving
in the classrooms,” Redwine said. “Although it
was 14 of them, you wish it was all of them.”
For a team member to be placed on the Aca-
demic All Big 12 team, the athlete must have a
cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher for the previous
two semesters. The athlete must also participate
in 60 percent of the team’s schedule.
“It’s a big honor to be recognized as part of this
University and part of the KU cross country team
and being recognized not only as a student but
also as an athlete,” senior Joshy Madathil said.
The Big 12 Conference divides its academic teams
into both a frst and second team. The men’s cross
country frst team consists of 38 students, while the
second team has 11. The women have 51 team mem-
bers on the frst team, and 11 on the second team. To
be on the frst team, a player must have a 3.20 GPA or
higher. The second team requires a 3.00 to a 3.19.
The Kansas cross country team will not be rac-
ing this weekend, but it will be back in action on
Nov. 12, in Iowa City, Iowa at the Midwest Re-
gional Championship.

— Edited by Anne Burgard
Kansan fle photo
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By AlissA BAuer
The Kansas soccer team is
still confdent about its chances
of being selected to the NCAA
Tournament despite a round one
Big 12 tournament loss.
No. 22 Nebraska (13-6-1 over-
all, 1-0-0 postseason) sent Kansas
(11-7-2 overall, 0-1-0 postseason)
home from San Antonio early on
Wednesday. But the 3-1 defeat
only helped produce an even more
determined Jayhawk squad.
“Sometimes things happen for
a reason,” senior forward Caro-
line Smith said.
“This will give us some time
to recover, and hopefully we’ll
be in the bid on Monday. Maybe
we just need a couple days to re-
group before it really counts.”
The Jayhawks will have more
than a couple days after the
Wednesday loss. The NCAA Tour-
nament doesn’t begin until next
Friday. On Monday, the Jayhawks
will gather around a TV at 4 p.m.
to watch the bid selection, which
will determine whether their post-
season will continue.
Kansas soccer coach Mark
Francis said, before the Big 12
tournament, that his team would
need to produce victories in San
Antonio to help its campaign to-
ward the NCAA Tournament. The
one-and-done result could now
hinder the Jayhawks’ chances.
But Kansas has put itself in a
spot that will make it diffcult not to
obtain a bid. Despite the frst round
loss, the team still won 75 percent
of its games in the last month of the
season. The NCAA makes selec-
tions based on a team’s latest form.
“I think we’ll be in the tourna-
ment,” Francis said. “We have
enough good wins and we don’t
really have any ‘bad’ losses. We’ve
played a very tough schedule and
have won six of our last eight. All
of those things help.”
The tough schedule comes
mainly from being in a winning
conference. At the conclusion of
regular season play, fve Big 12
teams crammed themselves into
frst and second place, each with
six or more conference victories.
“I think our chances are very
good,” Smith said of her team
making it into the tournament.
“We’ve had good showings, too,
which is important. There have
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Think of how many times
during your college years that
there is a truly special moment
in terms of school camaraderie.
If this is your last year at Kan-
sas, then of course you will talk
about the scene in Lawrence fol-
lowing the men’s basketball team’s
firtation with National Champi-
onships in 2002 and 2003.
Or maybe the feelings you had
when the football team had land-
mark victories against Missouri in
2003 and Kansas State in 2004.
These are the moments that
seem to be recalled when you’re
around friends or just casually
discussing Kansas athletics in
the Lawrence community.
Saturday’s football game against
Nebraska could again be one of
those moments, considering it’s
been 37 years since the Jayhawks
have defeated the Cornhuskers.
Kansas’ victory in 1968 was so long
ago that it should be reiterated. But
at the same time, everyone may still
not grasp what is at stake. Think
about the alumni that have come
and gone, some now well into their
50s. There’s actually been talk from
some that they will lead the charge
to the goal posts if Kansas wins.
Can you picture that? Now, don’t
get me wrong. I also was appalled
last week seeing the fair-weather
football fans tear down the goal
posts after a third-straight vic-
tory over a mediocre rival, with an
equally mediocre coaching staff.
But Saturday’s game is for the
people who have dreamed for a
long time about Kansas’ football
program having its time in the
sun, which is a place always re-
served for its storied basketball
tradition. This is for the ones who
walked away in disgust last week,
knowing that Saturday would be
the day for such jubilation.
This is especially for the play-
ers who have been here since they
were the butt of many jokes, par-
ticularly during the time that the
basketball team was making its title
runs. This is for a defense that de-
serves far more credit than it gets.
This is for senior quarterback Ja-
son Swanson, who has persevered
through adversity, waiting for an
opportunity to be quarterback.
This is for Clark Green who
never could have pictured a vic-
tory against Nebraska when Ter-
ry Allen recruited him in 2001.
There have been close calls, but
a game with the Cornhuskers has
always been viewed as a sure loss.
This is for Kansas football coach
Mark Mangino, who despite his
victories against rivals, seems to
always fall victim to criticism.
With a victory tomorrow, he
can light up that victory cigar
on his deck. It would be one
of the fnest, since the one he
must have had after he helped
lead Oklahoma to its National
Championship in 2000.
This is for all those who tried,
only to come so close but fall short.
To former running back June Hen-
ley, who always wonders what
would have happened if Glen
Mason called his number in 1993
when the Jayhawks had an oppor-
tunity to score a two-point conver-
sion to defeat the Cornhuskers.
But most importantly, it’s for
anyone who has been, is or will
be a Jayhawk. For anyone who is
a native of this state that seems
to always be overlooked in the
National spectrum. Win Satur-
day, and this is for you.
FChavez is a San Antonio
junior in journalism.
join ranks
of Academic
All Big 12
JiMMy ChAvez
By MiChAel PhilliPs
The women’s basketball sea-
son tips off Sunday afternoon
with an exhibition game against
Pittsburg State. The game begins
at 1 p.m. and admission is free
for students with a KUID. It will
be the frst game as a Jayhawk for
six of the team’s 12 players.
While the new players will
be in the spotlight on Sunday,
the veteran players will take
the court for the opening tip-
Kansas women’s basketball
coach Bonnie Henrickson said
the starting line up would not be
announced until the weekend,
but it was likely that returning
players Erica Hallman, Taylor
McIntosh, Crystal Kemp and
Kaylee Brown would fll the frst
four starting spots.
At point guard it will be a rota-
tion between freshman Ivana Cat-
ic and junior Shaquina Mosley.
“I think we’re ready to play
someone else and fnd out what
we’ve worked on and improved
on,” Henrickson said.
She said the team had a high en-
ergy level in practice this week and
was ready to begin the season.
The game comes just three
weeks after Late Night in the Phog,
the offcial start of the basketball
season. This year NCAA rules al-
lowed the players some practice
time in the weeks before the sea-
son, which the Jayhawks mainly
used for conditioning work.
For the Pittsburg State Goril-
las, it will also be the frst exhi-
bition game of the season.
The team has already had a
rough preseason, losing junior
Janelle Klein to a season-ending
injury. Klein averaged 15.9 points
per game for the team last season.
That leaves juniors Maggie
Apt and Nikki Pierce and soph-
omore Tracy Patry as the team’s
leaders. All three starting guards
from last season are no longer
with the team.
Gorillas head coach Steve High,
entering his 17th season, said it
was tough to have the team fully
prepared this early in the season.
“I’m like any other coach that’s
coached a long time,” he said. “You
never think your team is ready to
play.”Pittsburg State’s rookies will
get the opportunity to play their
frst game in one of college basket-
ball’s most storied venues.
“We have a lot of Kansas high
school kids,” High said, “and
anybody that understands the
history of basketball would be
excited about the chance to play
in Allen Fieldhouse.”
For fans of the game, it will be
an opportunity to see the future
stars of both schools playing their
frst game of collegiate basketball.
— Edited by Patrick Ross
Kansan fle photo
Senior forward Jessica Smith tracks Missouri junior midfelder Meggie
Malm down the feld during the Jayhawks’ last home game on Oct. 28. The
NCAA will announce Monday whether Kansas qualifes for its tournament.
Women’s First Team Academic
All Big 12:
F sophomore Connie Ab-
bott, sophomore Hayley
Harbert, junior Laura Ma-
jor, junior Melissa Moody,
junior Dena Seibel.
Second Team:
Fjunior Christine Lathrop
and sophomore Alicia
Men’s First Team Academic All
Big 12:
Fsophomore Nick Bren-
nan, sophomore Paul
Hefferon, senior Joshy
Madathil, junior Brennan
Metzler, senior Cameron
Schwehr, and junior Erik
Second Team:
Fjunior Tyler Kelly
t soccer
Spotlight season
begins at home
Early exit may not be the end
Jayhawks still
look to NCAA
t women’s basketball
t cross country
Senior guard
Aquanita Burras
lays the ball
up during the
second half of
a home game
against Nebras-
ka last season.
The basketball
team plays their
frst game its
Sunday against
Pittsburg State
in Allen
t the column
Kansan fle photo
FThe Cornhuskers’ season start-
ed promising. They won their
frst four games including an
overtime victory against Iowa
State. Since then, Nebraska’s
only victory was at Baylor two
weeks ago. Nebraska has lost
to Texas Tech, Missouri and
Oklahoma during its 1-3 stretch.
Ne br a s k a
coach Bill Calla-
han is in his second
season at Nebras-
ka. During his tenure
at the school, Callahan
has had accomplishments
he would rather forget. This
season, after last week’s loss
to Oklahoma, marked the
frst time in more than 30
years that Nebraska had
lost back-to-back home
games. Callahan also
compiled a losing re-
cord last season as
Nebraska went 5-6
and missed out on a
bowl game. Callahan
did experience success
in the NFL leading the
2002 Oakland Raiders to the
Super Bowl, but he was fred
a year later after compiling a
4-12 record.
— Daniel Berk
The Kansas offense did enough to
beat Missouri last week, scoring two
touchdowns for the frst time since
playing Texas Tech on Oct. 1. Kansas
will need to be effective again this
week when it faces Nebraska, one of the top defenses in the
Big 12 Conference. Senior quarterback Jason Swanson man-
aged last week’s game well. The Kansas running game will be
key again this week. Expect senior running back Clark Green
to see a high number of carries after rushing 22 times for 125
yards last week. If the Jayhawks can get another 200 yards on
the ground, it should be another victory for Kansas.
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Big game for KU, big streak for Big Red
Kansas vs. Nebraska
Noon, Saturday, at Memorial Stadium
Is there anything else that can be said about this unit? The
Jayhawks pulled out all the stops last weekend and limited Mis-
souri senior quarterback Brad Smith to fewer than 200 yards of
total offense. The KU defense will be tested more through the
air this week when it faces Nebraska’s West Coast offense. The
secondary was up to the task last weekend against Missouri,
but it will be a bigger challenge this week. If the secondary can
stop Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor, it might be a long day
for the Nebraska receivers.
At some point, junior
cornerback/wide re-
ceiver Charles Gordon
will take a punt return
to the end zone. Each
week it seems he’s just one tackler away from breaking a long
run for a touchdown. The Jayhawks had a blunder last week
with a blocked extra point, but it didn’t come back to haunt
the Jayhawks in their 13-3 victory. Other than the missed extra
point, sophomore kicker Scott Webb has been solid. He has
connected on 10 of 12 feld goals, and the Jayhawks may need
Webb’s leg this weekend if they are unable to fnd the end zone
on offense.
Every year it
seems that Kansas
football coach Mark
Mangino has had
Missouri football
coach Gary Pinkel’s
number. Mangi-
no will need
to do
mo r e
o f
t h e
to beat
N e -
b r a s k a
for the
frst time
in 36
y e a r s .
This may
be Kan-
sas’ best
shot in
years to
top Nebras-
ka. Last week,
M a n g i n o
neut r al i zed
Mi s s o u r i ’ s
rushing attack.
Now he will
need to focus
on Nebraska’s
passing attack.
— Ryan Colaianni
The Nebraska of-
fense is led by senior
running back Cory Ross.
Ross has posted back-
to-back 100-yard rush-
ing games against Kansas. This season Ross is averaging four
yards per carry and has gained a total of 609 rushing yards and
two touchdowns. Quarterback Zac Taylor is also having a solid
season for the Cornhuskers. The Nebraska game plan focuses
much more on the pass than it once did, and Taylor has accu-
mulated 1,757 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. The only
statistic that coaches would like to see decrease is his nine in-
terceptions on the season. Taylor’s favorite target is Nate Swift,
who, as a freshman, has caught 28 passes for 398 yards.
game will fea-
ture two of
the best line-
backers in the
conference in Kansas senior linebacker Nick Reid and Nebraska
sophomore Corey McKeon. McKeon has been everywhere on
the feld this season, amassing 68 total tackles, 15 tackles for
loss and six sacks. McKeon has also scored once this season,
returning an interception 38 yards for a touchdown against
Wake Forest. Also joining McKeon on defense is senior safety
Daniel Bullocks. Bullocks, whose brother Josh bolted for the
NFL last season, has been a leader in the defensive secondary
all season for the Cornhuskers. Bullocks has record one inter-
ception and has broken up a team high nine passes. Bullocks
also has 55 tackles on the season. Overall, Nebraska ranks ffth
in the conference in total defense and 25th in the NCAA.
Jordan Congdon
will handle the kick-
ing duties for Ne-
braska this weekend.
Congdon is 13-16 on
the season in feld goals but struggles with the close ones. He
is 7-9 on kicks from 20-29 yards out. Congdon is a perfect 2-2 on
kicks from 40 or more yards out. His long on the season is 41.
Handling the punting duties for Nebraska is Sam Koch. Koch is
one of the better punters in the conference, averaging 45 yards
a punt and boasting a long punt of 84 yards. Tierre Green and
Marlon Lucky will return kicks for the Cornhuskers.
F Kansas comes into the game
after posting its frst victory in
four contests. The Jayhawks
will need to continue their
winning ways this week if they
want to make a bowl game. Se-
nior running back Clark Green is
coming off his best outing of the
year, racking up 125 yards last
week against Missouri.
at a glance
F Kansas topped Missouri 13-3
last week, extending its winning
streak to three games over the
Tigers. The Kansas defense was
spectacular, holding Missouri
senior quarterback Smith in
check after he lit up Nebraska
two weeks ago for 246 rushing
yards and three touchdowns.
last time out
F The Kansas offensive line.
The Jayhawks will be facing
one of the most aggressive
defensive lines in the country.
The offensive line will need to
hold Nebraska linemen back to
give senior quarterback Jason
Swanson time to throw the
football. It will also be critical
to open up holes for Green and
Kansas junior running back Jon
player to watch
2 Rank of the Kansas rushing
defense in the conference and in
the country. The unit is allowing
just 69.5 yards per contest on the
10 National rank for Kansas in
total defense.
12 Rank of Kansas in total
offense in the Big 12 Conference,
good for last place.
2 Touchdowns scored by Kansas
last week, the most since its
conference opener against Texas
13 The number of points Kansas
has scored in each of its last two
games: a 13-3 victory against Mis-
souri and a 44-13 loss at Colorado.
5 quick facts
F This contest is critical for the
Jayhawks if they are going
to sneak into a bowl game.
Nebraska is the frst step in get-
ting two victories to fnish 6-5. If
Kansas wins tomorrow, it has to
win against Texas or Iowa State
to clinch a bowl game
Looking forward
F Sustain the running game. Kan-
sas was able to effectively move
the chains last week through its
work on the ground. If Kansas is
able to rack up another 200-yard
rushing game, it could be a long
day for Nebraska.
key to victory
Around the Big 12
Missouri at Colorado
When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder, Colo.
Why: The winner of this game will have the upper hand
in winning the Big 12 North division. Colorado sits at 4-1
in conference play while Missouri is 3-2. The game will
feature two of the better quarterbacks in the conference
in Colorado senior Joel Klatt and Missouri senior Brad
Smith. Missouri leads the overall series 36-30-3 and won
last year in Columbia, Mo., 17-9. With the division crown
at stake, expect a sellout crowd at Folsom Field in Boul-
der, Colo.
Texas A&M at Texas Tech
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Lubbock, Texas
Why: Texas A&M is fourth in the Big 12 and has under-
performed this season. Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Texas
sit above them in the conference. Texas A&M enters the
game after being blown out at home 42-14 against Iowa
State. Texas Tech comes into the game after blanking
Baylor 28-0 and losing to Texas the week before. This
game will also feature two senior quarterbacks, like Col-
orado-Missouri, in Texas Tech’s Cody Hodges and Texas
A&M’s Reggie McNeal.
Texas at Baylor
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Waco, Texas
Why: After falling back to No. 2 in the BCS standings this week,
Texas will try and win its second consecutive road game this
week in Waco, Texas. Texas quarterback Vince Young set a
school record and accumulated more than 500 yards of total
offense last weekend against Oklahoma State and was named
co-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. Baylor, led by quarter-
back Shawn Bell, is 1-4 in the conference and still needs two
victories to become bowl eligible, but don’t expect one of those
to come this weekend. Texas beat Baylor last year 44-14 in Aus-
tin, Texas.
Kansas State at Iowa State
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Ames, Iowa
Why: This game is a must-win situation for both teams. After
starting 0-3 in conference play, Iowa State has won its last two
games and will try and even its record in the conference this
weekend. Kansas State is on the verge of not making a bowl
game for the second year in a row, as its record stands at 4-
4 and 1-4 in the conference. The Wildcats need to win two of
their fnal three games to qualify for a bowl game, and a loss this
weekend would set them back drastically. If Iowa State wins, it
will become bowl eligible at 6-3. Last year’s game went to Iowa
State in Manhattan, 13-7.
By Daniel Berk
FIt was a matter of bad timing
last weekend against Okla-
homa. The Cornhuskers faced
the Sooners with the return of
their star player, running back
Adrian Peterson. Peterson ran
for more than 100 yards and
scored twice, as Oklahoma beat
Nebraska for the frst time in
Lincoln, Neb., since 1987.
last time out
F Quarterback Zac Taylor. If Taylor
gets in a groove early and starts
hooking up with Swift, it could
be a long day for Kansas. He
has thrown for more than 1,750
yards and 11 touchdowns this
player to watch
36 The number all Kansas
fans hate to hear: The number of
consecutive Nebraska victories
against Kansas.
18 The number of catches
receiver Nate Swift has in the
last two games. Before that, Swift
had only caught 10 passes in six
9-0 Nebraska’s record when it
leads at halftime under coach Bill
47-31 Nebraska is outscor-
ing opponents by that margin in
the fourth quarter of games this
107 Nebraska’s NCAA rank in
rush offense.
5 quick facts
F A victory against Kansas would
make Nebraska bowl-eligible
for the frst time under coach
Bill Callahan. If Nebraska loses,
it would have to either beat
Kansas State at home or win at
Colorado to qualify for a bowl
game. At 2-3 in conference
play, Nebraska would need a
minor miracle to win the Big 12
Looking forward
F The same key as last week
against Missouri. Run, Run, Run.
If Nebraska can get it going
on the ground with Ross, it will
mean trouble for Kansas. But
if the Jayhawks can make the
‘Huskers air out the ball and
throw all game, the 36 years of
frustration could come to an
key to victory
at a glance