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2005 The University Daily Kansan
Nobel alumnus
A KU graduate, who won the Nobel Memorial Prize
in Economic Sciences, spoke last night at the
Kansas Union about many world issues. PAGE 3A
Bunts, singles and sacrifice flies helped the mens
baseball team pull an easy victory over
Sacremento State yesterday. Coach Ritch Price has
high hopes for the remaining season. PAGE 1B
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Possible showers
Mostly cloudy
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Chance of T-storms
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Unlocked doors and open
windows common during the
springtime make homes and
vehicles easy targets for bur-
glars, said Sgt. Dan Ward of the
Lawrence Police Department.
While the number of burgla-
ries and thefts doesnt change
during the spring, the method of
entry does. More burglaries and
thefts occur because of
unlocked doors, Ward said.
We see a lot of non-forced
entry in the spring, Ward said.
In the last week, KU students
have reported 15 thefts, accord-
ing to police records. Eleven of
those thefts occurred either on
campus or near campus and
four of those burglaries were
classified as non-forced entry.
In one of the incidents,
$1,825 worth of property was
taken from the 1300 block of
Kentucky Street, according to
police reports. Among the items
stolen were two digital cameras
and jewelry.
On-campus buildings and
property are also vulnerable.
Last week, a $1,500 laptop com-
puter was stolen from the Art
and Design Building and a
parking pass was stolen from a
car, according to KU Public
Safety Office reports.
Even though residential bur-
glaries dont happen very often,
its mostly during the spring and
summer when they do occur,
said Lois Schneider, who, along
with her husband, Jim, owns 17
rental houses. All are within
walking distance of the
One of the couples proper-
ties was burglarized recently,
she said. All of their properties
have deadbolts installed and
lighting around the houses to
deter people from breaking
inside. But those precautions
didnt stop one burglar from
breaking in.
Since then, Schneider has
spoken with a number of her
tenants, reminding them to lock
their doors and windows at
Theres lots of people
around here that find creative
ways to break into a house,
Schneider said.
Edited by Kim Sweet
Open windows, doors
make burglars work easy
Theres lots of
people around here
that find creative ways
to break into a house.
Lois Schneider
Lawrence landlord
Richard Chappelle heard the
rumors weeks before the actual
word came.
Last February, Wal-Mart,
3300 Iowa St., announced it
would expand within the next
year and a half.
While the store will remain
open during the renovation,
some departments will close
First to go was the automotive
department, which closed April
Automotive employees will
still have a job Chappelle said.
The employees will be assigned
to seasonal departments lawn
and garden during the summer,
back-to-school during late sum-
mer and Halloween until the
automotive department reopens
about November 1.
With the new expansion
comes a need for more employ-
ees. Wal-Mart currently employs
325 people, and by the end of
the expansion the store will
require about 550.
I think it will open up a lot
more jobs for students,
Douglas said.
Store closes
Wal-Mart starts to expand,
auto section first to go
Todays weather
Andy had multiple surgeries to remove the necrot-
ic tissue from the toes and balls of his feet. Andys left
foot has a metal frame with 14 rods that help force
his foot to a 90-degree angle, which will help him to
eventually walk with real shoes. His right foot is
inside an orthopedic boot with a 4-inch heel.
TOP: Andy Marso concentrates
on flexing muscles in what
remains of his left hand. His hand
is inside a prosthetic that has six
round metal sensors that activate
its fingers. In order for the fingers
to move, his muscles must align
with these sensors.
RIGHT: Prosthetist Matthew
Luetke fits Andy for his prosthetic
hand. The diagnostic socket is clear
so Luetke can see whether its a tight
fit. The socket was used to make the
mold of the inside of the prosthesis.
KU grad Andy Marso fights,
survives and lives with the
scars of meningitis
Editors Note: A year ago today, KU
senior Andy Marso woke up in his
scholarship hall room critically ill
with meningitis. Kansan senior staff
writer Marissa Stephenson recon-
structs his year in the following nar-
rative. Quotes and scenes were pro-
vided in interviews conducted with
Andy and others who were there.
Photos on the inside pages are
graphic, and demonstrate the reality
of the disease and its consequences.
The hand is color No. 4. Its
darker than the prototype he
practiced with and more like
his own skin, a subtle tan. The
prosthetic is heavy, nearly a
pound. The slick vinyl plastic
covers a hard metal frame that
creates a thumb, index and
middle finger the ring finger
and pinky are pure plastic, just
for show. Only the
thumb and index
finger move at his
command. Right
now, hes com-
manding them to
accomplish a sim-
ple task.
Peel this
He has to time
it perfectly. The
remaining severed
muscles in his left
hand, amputated
just below the last
knuckles, twitch
to trigger six
round metal con-
tact points inside
the prosthetics
beige cuff. If he flexes too
hard, the hand turns into a
vice, smashing the banana
with up to 40 pounds of force.
Too light, and the fruit falls to
the floor.
He positions the plastic
hand over the fruit. The
extended cuff and prosthesis
are four inches longer than his
arm once was, which makes
this even more of a precision,
eyeballing chore.
He carefully contracts the
muscles in his left stump and
watches the foreign fingers
close around the yet-unblem-
By Marissa Stephenson | senior staff writer
Photos by Stephanie Farley
ished yellow skin.
Got it. He cant feel the
banana, cant sense whether hes
squeezing too hard, but hes lifted
the fruit up to his face, and now,
with the one finger he still has
his right thumb he switches off
the battery-powered hand.
Completing this simple task,
without help, is a milestone.
April 28, 2004
Its 5 a.m. Wednesday, and
Andy Marso groggily wakes up.
He feels nauseated, thirsty and
thinks hes still running a fever.
Padding down the Pearson
Scholarship Hall steps for a glass
of water, the nerves in his feet
prickle, like his feet are asleep.
But its not that its only like
theyre asleep. The prickles feel
weird, painful, not like anything
hes felt before. He went to bed
last night with chills, fever, weak-
ness; all the symptoms that made
him call his parents and tell them
he must have the flu. Sick as he
was, he covered the Basehor soft-
ball senior-night double-header
anyway Andys The Sentinels
high school athletics reporter
and missing a game, flu or no flu,
isnt how he operates.
Andy gets back in bed and
thinks maybe he can sleep it off.
At 11 a.m., he struggles to
open his eyes. Hes in and out of
consciousness. With great
effort, he tries to pull himself
out of bed, but when his feet
touch the cold linoleum, it feels
like electric shocks running
over his skin.
Helpless, he lies back down.
Lying on his back, Andy does-
nt yet know the year ahead will
include 10 surgeries. He cant see
the next four months in the hos-
pital, the 30 percent of his body
covered in blackened, dead tis-
sue that looks like third-degree
His hands feel fine, all 10 fin-
gers still intact, and the choice
whether to amputate his legs
below the knee or fight to keep
whats left of his feet is weeks
away. Right now,
he just cant
Clay Britton
walks out of his
Modern British
History class
and remembers
he should check
on Andy. Clay knows Andy was
sick with a 103-degree fever last
night, and he wants to check on
his friend a best friend, the
first friend he made in college.
Both were wallflowers at a
Pearson Hawk Night event
when they first met freshman
year. Clay will see if Andys well
enough to play 1080, the XBox
snowboarding game theyre
both hooked on.
Clay knocks on Andys door
at 11:40 and gets no answer. He
opens the door and sees Andy
lying under the covers, half
moaning, half asleep.
Andy oper-
ates his pros-
thetic hand
by flipping an
on/off switch
on its right
side with his
lone finger
his right
thumb. On
Luetke made
sure Andy
had no trou-
ble switching
the prosthetic
on and off.
How to be
Andy Marso,
in his senior
photo for
High School in
St. Cloud,
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The temperature is going up, but students shouldn't let their guards down. Thieves
find it easier to do their work in the spring because of open windows and unlocked
doors, law enforcement representatives say. PAGE 1A
Rising thefts
KU grad survives meningitis, takes on challenges of new life
One year ago today Andy Marso was rushed
to the hospital after being diagnosed with
bacterial meningitis. During the past year
hes undergone amputations on his hands
and feet, 141 days in
a hospital bed and
painful therapy and
rehabilitation. Andys
endured it all because
of the incredible out-
pouring of support
from his friends and
family. PAGE 1A
Renovations begin, affect Wal-Mart employees
Wal-Mart shut down its automotive department April 1. The store manager said auto-
motive employees would be reassigned to different departments. PAGE 1A
A University of Kansas alumnus, who won the
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in
2002, spoke to an audience at the Kansas
Union last night. Vernon Smith, who earned
his master's degree at the University, talked
about the causes of civil wars and made a
pragmatic list of the world's top 10 problems.
Column: Stranger has happened: conservatives could help economy
Stephen Shupe takes on an assignment from the KU College Republicans: Why are con-
servatives better for the economy? He says, among other things, that conservatives sup-
port labor deregulation, which means corporations have to answer to no one. PAGE 7A
Column: Permit increases inevitable for better parking
Donna Hultine, director of the KU Parking Department, explains why the parking permit
increase is necessary. Its not what you want to hear, but she makes sense of it and brings
the mysterious Parking Department into the light. PAGE 7A
Singles, bunts and sacrifice flies enabled
Kansas to defeat Sacramento State, 12-5.
Junior outfielder A.J. Van Slyke hit his team-
leading ninth home run of the season and
freshman designated hitter John Allman hit
his first career home run. PAGE 1B
Kansas finds offensive rhythm
Columnist Ryan Colaianni pleads for collegiate baseball leagues to insist on all-wood-
en-bat teams. Not only are metal bats deadly but it would also prepare student players
for professional teams. PAGE 1B
Pitchers listen for a crack, say no to ping
Moody aims to fill leadership vacuum left by stellar seniors
The Kansas mens basketball team is losing
four of its best seniors, but its also losing four
leaders. Christian Moody, the greatest walk-
on in the history of basketball, according to
Billy Packer, will have to step up as the teams
leader next season. PAGE 1B
The team will lose six seniors after this season but the team wont be lacking in leader-
ship. There will be six new seniors for the 2005-2006 season who have already started
to work on their goals and the team announced its new captain. PAGE 2B
Swimming and diving team lines up new leadership
The Kansas mens golf team will battle the other Big 12 teams this weekend in a quest
for the conference title. The last of the four-part series takes a look at Nebraska and
Oklahoma, teams that both will try to capture their schools first conference title. PAGE 3B
Conference championship weekend awaits
The soccer team has played three exhibition games and has gotten a good idea what
it needs to work on for the regular season. The NCAA Big 12 champions know there
are kinks to work through, but are confident about the upcoming season. PAGE 6B
Players use spring games as teaching tools
Renovations will make
the store a SuperCenter,
complete with a grocery
store and private busi-
nesses, which could include
hair and tanning salons.
Justin Douglas, Augusta
junior and customer service
manager, thinks the expan-
sion will be beneficial and
said he was excited.
Because of the expan-
sion Douglas will have less
downtime. Well be busier
with the groceries and hav-
ing over 40 registers,
Douglas, the five-year
employee said.
It was a natural expan-
sion, he said.
Wal-Mart will expand
beyond the grocery busi-
ness. There will be a bank in
addition to the other private
businesses, Chappelle said.
The businesses will lease the
space from Wal-Mart.
Wal-Mart management
has been looking through
lease applications but did
not know exactly what
businesses would be cho-
sen, Chappelle said.
Management will look to
begin hiring about
February of 2006.
Edited byJennifer Voldness
Well be
busier with the gro-
ceries and having
over 40 registers.
Justin Douglas
Augusta junior and Wal-Mart
secrecy is hurting the Bush
administrations effort to win
renewal of the anti-terrorism
PATRIOT Act, lawmakers told
top law enforcement and intelli-
gence officials yesterday.
The administration wants
Congress to make permanent all
15 provisions of the law that
expire at the end of the year,
some of which have aroused
civil liberties concerns among
liberals and conservatives.
Attorney General Alberto
Gonzales said there had been
no substantiated allegation of
abuse of the law since its enact-
ment in 2001 in response to the
Sept. 11 attacks. CIA Director
Porter Goss and FBI Director
Robert Mueller made similar
statements at the hearing of the
Senate intelligence committee.
But Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-
Maine, said fears persisted about
U.S. authorities spying on
Americans and peeking at library
records because the administra-
tion had released scant details
about the use of the law.
We need to have a more pub-
lic disclosure to enhance the pub-
lics confidence in the way in
which this additional and broader
authority is being used, Snowe
said at the hearing, marked by
generally friendly questioning.
The administration also has yet
to submit a report about its use
last year of a provision of the law
expanding the FBIs power to
compel Internet access firms and
other businesses to provide infor-
mation about their customers or
subscribers, senators said.
Were to some extent doing
oversight in the dark, said Sen.
Ron Wyden, D-Ore. I operate
under the Ronald Reagan theory:
trust but verify. What I do know
is we havent gotten the report
that is supposed to be filed.
The criticism was echoed by
the American Civil Liberties
Union, which said the adminis-
tration had been unwilling to
share information even with
lawmakers who had clearance
to review sensitive information.
The ACLU is part of a broad
coalition that backs changes to
the law.
Members choose holdovers
to give institutional memory
The Student Senate changed hands last
night as outgoing senators finished their final
meeting and new senators began their year-
long terms.
Former student body president Steve Munch
reviewed the various issues that the outgoing
Senate had worked on.
Student and faculty seating at basketball
games, beer sales in the University of Kansas
Unions, guaranteed tuition and online course
evaluations were some of the issues that the
outgoing Senate had addressed, Munch,
Bellevue, Neb., junior, said.
University buses will begin a trial run of
biodiesel fuel next week, too, said Jeff Dunlap,
former student body vice president and
Leawood senior.
The use of biodiesel fuel was one of the last
projects he was working on, he said.
After the outgoing Senate adjourned, the
incoming Senate began electing committee rep-
resentatives and appointing executive officers.
Three outgoing senators were elected to con-
tinue serving on the new Senate as holdover
senators: Arthur Jones, Dallas junior; Kyle
Stearns, Derby junior; and Stephanie Craig,
Edmond, Okla., junior.
These senators will provide institutional mem-
ory to the new Senate, said Craig, who was the
vice-presidential candidate for Delta Force.
Traditionally, the incoming Senate acknowledges
the presidential candidates from the losing coali-
tion by electing them as holdover senators, she
Its great that the new Senate has respected
that tradition and honored Delta Force in that
way, Craig said.
Jason Shaad
Brian Lewis/KANSAN
Wal-Mart, 3300 Iowa St., will be closing down temporarily to expand the building. It will soon become a Wal-Mart
SuperCenter, which could create more jobs for students.
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A 25-year-old KU student reported to
Lawrence police a push lawn mower stolen
between 7 and 10 p.m. on April 23 from the
3500 block of Morning Dove Circle. The
mower is valued at $125.
The Center of Latin American Studies will
sponsor a Merienda Brown Bag Lecture on
Olha que coisa mais linda: An
Interdisciplinary Approach to Women and
Cosmetic Surgery in Vitoria, Brazil by Shana
Hughes of the Latin American studies depart-
ment at noon today at Bailey Hall, Room 318.
Call 864-4213 for more information.
The Center for East Asian Studies will spon-
sor a lecture by Megan Green of the history
department on History and National
Identity in Contemporary Taiwan from 4-5
p.m. today at Ecumenical Christian Ministries,
1204 Oread Ave. Call 864-3843 for more infor-
Student Union Activities will sponsor a
screening of the film Lemony Snickets A
Series of Unfortunate Events at 7 and 9:30
tonight and Friday at Woodruff Auditorium in
the Kansas Union. Tickets are $2 or free with
SUA Movie Card. Call 864-SHOW for more
The Spencer Museum of Art will screen the
film Little Otik as part of its Surrealist Film
Series at 7 tonight at the Spencer Museum of
Art auditorium. Call 864-4710 for more infor-
The Lied Center presents the play Native
Voices Secret History by Ping Chong as
part of its New Direction Series at 7:30
tonight at the Lied Center. Call 864-2787 for
ticket information
Run honors Teri Mathis Zenner,
raises money for scholarships
The deadline to register online for the Teri
Mathis Zenner Memorial Run is May 5.
The four-mile run is scheduled for May 7 at
Heritage Park in Olathe. Registration is $20 before
May 1 at, $25 from May
2 to 6, and $30 the day of the
event, said Robert Thompson,
ophthalmologist at the
Thompson Eye Clinic in
Shawnee. The eye clinic is one of
several sponsors for the event.
Others include the Johnson
County Mental Health
Department and Johnson
County Parks and Recreation.
Thompson said 270 people
had signed up. The money will
go toward the Teri Zenner
Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University.
The goal is to reach $30,000, Thompson said.
Zenner, a KU graduate student, was murdered
in August during a routine visit to a client of
Johnson County Mental Health.
This event is to honor Teris memory,
Thompson said. She devoted her life to help
others and through this scholarship, we will con-
tinue to help others and do the kind of work she
would have done in the community.
Everyone in attendance will receive a Teri
Tough wristband. The first 500 participants will
receive a T-shirt.
Participants are scheduled to start running or
walking at 7:30 a.m. The event will last until
about 9:15 a.m., Thompson said.
Eric Sorrentino
Phi Kappa Psi member takes
vacant risk management post
The Interfraternity Council elected Stephen Iliff
as its new vice president for risk management
Tuesday night.
The general assembly of the IFC, composed of
the president and one representative of each fra-
ternity, elected the IIiff.
Iliff, Stilwell junior and Phi Kappa Psi member,
will take over for Michael Pilshaw, who resigned
from the position April 8. Pilshaw said in a previ-
ous interview that he could not do his job as risk
management chairman after his fraternity, Phi
Kappa Theta, was expelled from campus.
As risk management vice president, Iliff will
check over party notification forms and make
sure chapters comply with the joint-alcohol poli-
cy, said Scott Shorten, IFC President.
I expect to uphold the duties of the vice pres-
ident of risk management for the IFC, Iliff said.
Iliff will serve a half-term until November.
Eric Sorrentino
KU Women of Distinction
applications due tomorrow
Applications for the KU Women of Distinction
calendar are due by 5 p.m. tomorrow.
Applications can be picked up at the Student
Involvement Center. Requests for electronic
applications can be made by e-mailing Katherine
Rose-Mockry at
Completed applications should be returned to
the Emily Taylor Resource Center, 400 Kansas
The calendar recognizes outstanding female
students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Nominees must have a 3.0 grade point aver-
The calendar, which will go out in August, is
in its the third edition. The previous two went
out in January and August 2004.
Nate Karlin
Vernon Smith, Nobel
Memorial Prize winner in
Economic Sciences, returned to
his alma mater, the University of
Kansas, last night and identified
the world's biggest problems.
In his lecture, entitled, "World
Issues and the Role of the
Economist," Smith discussed his
answer to the question posed to
him at a recent conference,
"How would you spend $50 bil-
lion on the world's most press-
ing issues?"
The issue was to find what
could be done to deliver solu-
tions, he said.
At the Copenhagen
Consensus, eight economists
gathered to discuss and evaluate
the world's biggest challenges.
The conference took place in
May 2004.
The group spent five days dis-
cussing 10 scientific papers that
contained 36 possible solutions
to challenges written for the
consensus. The panel reviewed
the challenges and produced a
prioritized list of opportunities
to solve the world's top 10 chal-
lenges in the next four years.
The first four challenges on
the list, AIDS/HIV, providing
micronutrients, free trade and
malaria, were considered to be
"very good projects," meaning
they were issues with feasible
"It was important to empha-
size the thing you maybe have
some practical effect on," he
said. "The average person does-
n't understand that a lot of prob-
lems can't be solved with
focused on the differences
between on how the group
ranked the challenges and how
he ranked the challenges, specif-
ically, the No. 1 challenge.
"I ranked malaria higher than
HIV/AIDS with no considera-
tion that solving one is more
important, but I actually think
we can do something about
malaria," he said. "HIV/AIDS is
so daunting, and I saw the same
amount of money spent on
malaria saving more lives."
He also said he did not think
the group gave a high enough
rating for free migration. He said
he thought free migration was
just as important as free trade.
People were concerned that
the panel didn't rate climate
change high enough, he said.
"But it is a much more longer-
run problem compared with
these pressing problems that
need immediate attention," he
One potential problem with
delivering aid to foreign coun-
tries was getting past corrupt
governments, he said.
"There's a role, and I don't
know for who, for some sort of
contracting, in which one uses
leverage to require governments
to submit to monitoring and
measurement of what is deliv-
ered," he said.
There will be a follow-up to the
consensus in 2008, which will
have an evaluation of the past four
years, but there are no formal
steps that will be taken to follow
through with the decisions made
at the 2004 consensus.
Smith said the group may
include both old and new parti-
cipants in the consensus.
Smith received the Nobel
Memorial Prize in Economic
Sciences in October 2002. He
received the award "for having
established laboratory experi-
ments as a tool in empirical eco-
nomic analysis, especially in the
study of alternative market
mechanisms," according to
He said he was first invited to
nominate someone for the
award in 1978, which gave him
his first hint that he had also
been nominated.
To be able to nominate some-
one, the person must be a previ-
ous winner, a department head
or a previous nominee, Smith
"I was not a previous winner
or a department head, which
meant that someone had nomi-
nated me," he said. "That's the
first hint I had of interest in me."
Twenty-four years later, Smith
won the award.
This was the first lecture
sponsored by the Center for
Applied Economics at the
School of Business and was
funded by the Fred C. and Mary
Koch Foundation.
Edited by Kendall Dix
Nobel winner returns
Stephanie Farley/KANSAN
There are about two civil wars a year, said Vernon Smith, who
spoke last night to an auditorium full of people at the Kansas Union.
Smith, who co-won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in
October 2002, spoke aboutamong other thingswhy civil wars
occur. Countries that have a greater amount of resources, income and
growth rate have a higher chance of civil war.
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andy marso 4a the university daily kansan THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005
How are you feeling? Can you
get up?
I keep feeling worse I tried to
get up, but I cant.
When Andy raises his arms, Clay
sees the purple bruises blotched on
Andys skin, and he knows this isnt
just the flu. He asks Andy if hes
called Watkins to make an appoint-
ment. Andy hasnt, and he resists
calling he cant move, much less
go to the student health center. Clay
tells him hell carry him there if he
has to, but theyre going, and now.
Clay doesnt realize winning this
fight will save his friends life.
After a quick phone call to sched-
ule the 12:30 p.m. appointment,
Clay walks downstairs to get Andy a
glass of orange juice. After all, OJ
cures everything.
Clay tries to help Andy to his feet,
but Andy is wincing, even one step is
too much, and Clay needs an extra set
of shoulders. He finds Joe Fitzpatrick
downstairs at lunch, and asks him to
help get Andy out to his car.
Fine, fine but if I get whatever
Andy has, Im holding you personal-
ly responsible.
They load Andy into the front seat
of Clays car, and Andys head slumps
back, his mouth open, eyes closed.
Clay parks in front of Watkins and
runs inside for a wheelchair hes
sprinting now. Once he rolls Andy to
the nurses desk, it takes one look to
get Andy into his appointment early.
Leah Luckeroth, internal medi-
cine physician, is five minutes away
from her lunch break when a nurse
catches her to see a patient.
As soon as Luckeroth sees Andy,
she knows he is seriously ill. A pur-
plish-colored rash means few things,
and one question will define the cause.
So, when did you get this rash?
Andy says it was late last night,
after the softball game, when he
started to run the fever.
Luckeroth tells her nurse to call
911. If hed had the rash for days or
weeks, it could have been a heart or
kidney problem, but to break out
this quickly, she knows it has to be
The Watkins team floods the
room. From an adjoining waiting
room, Clay hears a nurse yell stat
the only time hes heard it when
hes not watching ER. A nurse
puts an IV in Andys arm, another
doctor calls Andys parents and
Luckeroth calls Lawrence Memorial
Hospital to alert the infectious dis-
ease doctor, so he can alert the
University of Kansas Medical
Center. A nurse tells Clay to wash
his hands.
In minutes, Andy is lying on a
gurney in an ambulance on the way
to LMH.
At 3:45 p.m., Clay watches nurses
at LMH wheel Andy to the helipad for
a life-flight to the Med Center. Clays
called everyone he can think of the
hall, Andys friends, his parents.
The Marsos pulls together
Ginny Marso, Andys mother, left
her private law office at noon for
lunch with colleagues. Its a quarter
to one, and Harry Marso, his father,
just returned to his house in St.
Cloud, Minn. The phone rings, a
telemarketer, Harry thinks, and he
hears a womans voice. She says
shes from Watkins Memorial
Health Center, and that Andy has
contracted meningitis and is under-
going tests. Harry hangs up dis-
traught, and calls Ginny; shes just
heard from Clay and is rushing
home. Within minutes, Harrys
bought airline tickets to Kansas City
and flipped open an encyclopedia to
look up meningitis. When Ginny
arrives, she throws three days worth
of clothes into a suitcase for the two
of them, and they run out of the
Ginny doesnt know she wont
return to St. Cloud for six months,
and then, it will only be for a week-
end. Harry has not returned, and is
still on leave of absence from his job
at Fingerhut, a mail-order firm.
When Andys parents arrive at the
Med Center, Steven Simpson, pul-
monary and critical care doctor, lays
out the prognosis. Andy has severe
bacterial meningitis bacteria has
entered his spinal fluid and crossed
into his blood stream. His white blood
cells attacked, but the bacteria piggy-
backed onto the cells and are now
running throughout his body. The
only way for his body to fight the
meningitis is to cut off blood flow to
his extremities, then to his organs, his
brain, and last, his heart. Simpson met
Andy at the helipad the only time
hes ever done that for a patient
with a dose of Xigris, a new $10,000-
per-dose miracle drug. Xigris flows
through the veins for 96 hours and
flushes out meningococcal bacteria.
Harry asks Simpson whether
Andy will pull out of this unscathed.
Simpson isnt here to mince words.
Andy could lose fingertips, toes,
maybe hands, feet, arms or legs. The
chances for no amputations are
about two to three percent.
And thats if Andy lives, which
Simpson tells the Marsos is still
uncertain. Soon Andys arms and
legs will turn black from the lack of
blood flow and oxygen, and
Simpson expects dialysis, or failing
organs, to set in. Andy will then
need a ventilator to breathe.
Harry feels like hes sinking to the
floor, like hes been kicked in the
stomach. Its a feeling that will occur
again and again this night, and
countless nights to come in the next
12 months. This isnt what the ency-
clopedia said. Andy had called him
just last night he said he had
chills, the flu. Harry had chills and a
fever just last week; even had to
leave work. But hed gone home,
took a nap, and he was fine.
In the ICU, Ginny and Harry final-
ly see their son his face is swollen
and purple, his arms are elevated. Hes
awake, but he cant speak.
The Marsos take chairs in the ICU
to play a wrenching waiting game.
Dan Marso, Andys younger broth-
er, is waiting for an advising appoint-
ment when he gets the call from his
mom. Andy has meningitis, hes in
the hospital, your dad and I are flying
down there, she says. Dan doesnt
know what meningitis is it sounds
like laryngitis, but he knows thats not
serious and he goes home to
research it on the Internet.
The search says people can lose
limbs, brain function or even die.
The phone rings, and its Ginny
again. Andys limbs are turning
black, his fever is climbing, his heart
rates critical and soon his organs
could fail.
To Dan, it was like a stopwatch
beginning to tick.
He calls upstairs to his Grandma,
Dorothy, who lives with the family.
Grandma, were leaving!
Dan grabs only his wallet and keys
and yells again to Dorothy, Were
leaving, were leaving. Lets go!
Its an 8-hour drive, but an eterni-
ty to Dan. He drums his fingers
against the steering wheel, ignoring
speed limits. When the tension gets
to be too much, he reassures
Grandma, hes going to be fine.
Were going to take care of this.
How sick is Andy?
A few minutes into her 10:30 a.m.
class, Peggy Kuhr, journalism pro-
fessor, notices the absence. Andy
Marso hasnt ever missed her report-
ing class, and hes been late only
once, and that was for a story inter-
view. Students say theyve heard
Andy has the flu, that he was sick
the night before.
At lunchtime in the newsroom,
rumors circle about a student having
Its somebody on the advertising
I heard its one of the reporters.
Michelle Burhenn, then-editor of
the Kansan, remembers Andy had
called the night before to tell her he
wasnt feeling well enough to cover
the Student Senate meeting. At the
time, Burhenn wondered how a 22-
year-old could know hed be sick a
day ahead of time people in col-
lege bounce back the next day but
she reminds herself Andy never
backs out of a story, and she calls
him at 1 p.m. to check up. She gets
his voicemail and leaves a message
that shell bring him chicken-noodle
soup thatll fix whatever ails him.
Soon, Burhenn hears the rumors
that someone at the Kansan has
meningitis. She calls Malcolm
Gibson, journalism professor and
news adviser to the paper, and
Gibson says its Andy, and she
knows how serious it is by the
urgent tone of his
Gibsons spoken
to Watkins, and he
tells Burhenn
meningitis is spread
through close con-
tact kissing, shar-
ing eating utensils or
drinks. Andys fel-
low Kansan staffers
start to question
Will I get sick?
Do you know how Andy got it?
Burhenn tries to calm their fears,
but she remembers a newsroom soft-
ball game a week before. The guys
had filled the victory trophy with beer
and everyone drank from it. Just a few
days ago the Kansan staff, including
Andy, went to a concert at The
Bottleneck, and people tried each
others drinks, interchanging bottles,
glasses and plastic cocktail cups.
About 5 p.m., Kuhr calls Burhenn
to tell her Andy is critical. Kuhr
warns her to prepare for the worst;
she might need to tell the newsroom
staff Andy has died.
At the same time, Gibson drives
to the Med Center to be with the
Marsos. His goal is to take the
weight off their shoulders, allowing
them to concentrate fully on Andy.
He picks up a cell phone charger,
makes food runs and calls Rev.
Vince Krische, the St. Lawrence
Catholic Center priest, to talk with
the family. Gibson and his wife,
Joyce, try to console the Marsos in
the waiting room until 10 p.m. They
leave and return home to sleep with
the phone next to the bed. The doc-
tors say theyre not sure if Andy will
live through the night.
At 5:30 a.m., the phone rings a
jarring sound to Gibson, who
knows there cant be another reason
for a call so early.
But there is, and its good news a
journalism colleague just had her baby.
Gibson cant go back to sleep. Like
the Marsos, he continues to wait.
Now that hes used his right thumb
to switch off the plastic prosthetic,
Andy uses his lone fingernail to punc-
ture the skin of the banana, and slow-
ly, by pushing the skin down against
the plastic fingers of the hand, he
uncovers the fruit underneath. First,
he pushes his thumb to tear one side,
then another, while his prosthetic is
frozen in a tight grip around the bot-
tom of the banana.
He leans in, takes a bite.
Its work, but hes getting the
He takes a few bites, but now
the prosthetic hand is in his way,
with a grip around the remaining
Resolute, he uses his thumb to
switch his hand back on. Poising
the banana over the table, he flex-
es his nub inside the cuff, and the
hands grip releases. The banana
drops to the tabletop.
Andy starts over again, and this
time, he grips lower.
eningitis gave me a taste of suffering that
was unimaginable for me. After weeks in a
drug-induced stupor, my respirator was removed
and I finally became conscious of my surround-
ings. My arms and legs were stiff and immobile,
and the tube that had been breathing for me had
dried out my mouth and scratched my throat so
that I could barely speak above a whisper.
Another tube was still uncomfortably implanted
in my nose and down my throat, continuously
feeding me a thick liquid. I was incapable of
rolling over in bed on my own.
The day I left intensive care was a happy
occasion, but I was only beginning a treatment
that was, at times, more painful than the ill-
ness. Sepsis had left my extremities horribly
damaged I had the equivalent of third-
degree burns on 30 percent of my body. My
arms and legs were blackened and my fingers
and toes were decomposing while still attached
to my body. Each day I was carried to the burn
units tank room for hydrotherapy. Nurses
and burn technicians would spray me with
warm water and strip away the dead flesh until
my arms and legs bled. Sometimes I clinched
my teeth and faced this silently. Sometimes I
broke down, sobbing and begging for another
shot of pain medicine.
The physical suffering was intense, but could
be calmed by medicine and would usually fade.
Nothing could stem the tide of my emotional
pain. For the first time in my life I experienced
complete helplessness and despair. I tried to
keep a brave face for visitors, but in my private
hours with my family and the hospital staff I
broke down countless times. The nights were
the worst. Id lie in bed crying and asking God
why such a thing would happen. I begged for a
miracle that would restore my hands and feet,
but it never came. Time and again I gave up
hope for the future, crying out that meningitis
had beaten me, and wanted it to please just be
But the sun would rise again and I would
wake with the strength to face another day.
This strength didnt come from inside me
other people gave it to me through their com-
passion. It started with my family. My dad, who
spent nearly every night with me in the hospi-
tal, curled on a foldout chair next to my bed.
My mom and grandma took shifts staying with
me throughout each day and brought me food
after I exhausted every possibility on the hospi-
tal menu. My brothers, Josh and Dan, left their
homes, friends, jobs and college to be with me
for months at a time. My body was broken and
I was like a baby who needed help to eat, wash
and even scratch an itch. But I was always
taken care of.
The compassion of my friends was also key
to my recovery. I had visitors come and bright-
en my spirits almost daily. My oldest friends
were scattered throughout Minnesota and
Wisconsin, but all of them visited. Sometimes
they would drive eight hours to and from
Kansas City on a weekend just so they could
spend one day with me. Friends who visited
from the University of Kansas included profes-
sors, co-workers at the Kansan, fellow scholar-
ship hall residents and classmates I had studied
abroad with. The entire burn unit buzzed with
excitement the day Keith Langford stopped in
to see me.
Two of my most treasured supporters were
Kansas City residents Mike Nolte, a burn survi-
vor, and Matt Bellomo, a meningitis survivor.
Neither of them knew me, but both came to com-
fort me with insights from someone who had
been in my shoes. All my visitors, as well as my
cards and letters, gave me a window into the out-
side world and quelled the loneliness that threat-
ened to crush my spirit.
At a time in my life when I needed it most,
compassion flowed to me from all angles.
Besides my family, the true heroes of my story
were the members of the hospital staff. Yes,
they were paid, but every day they went beyond
their job duties. There was a housekeeper who
greeted me with a smile and a kind word every
morning and another who took my parents
hands and prayed over me in Spanish. The
dietician made me special milk shakes because
I couldnt stomach the canned high-protein
drinks. There was a nurse in the burn units
intensive care section who would do her paper-
work at my bedside, often offering me chap-
stick because my dry lips were one small pain
she could soothe. The burn nurses and techni-
cians were always clowning and joking, and to
me a laugh was as effective as a painkiller. On
my birthday, the burn staff showered me with
CDs, DVDs and other gifts.
In time I would realize that I had been given
a miracle, though not the one I had been pray-
ing for. I was given a glimpse of the divine in
the compassion of those who cared for me. I
saw that, as humans, we have a great instinct to
do whatever we can to ease the pain of others,
even at our own inconvenience. Amidst all the
suffering in the world, it is this instinct that
gives me great hope for the future.
from all is
With a two-pound metal frame weighing down his leg, Andy Marso cant comfortably cross his legs. Andy had sur-
gery on his left foot on Feb. 28 to straighten the atrophied tendons that caused Andys foot to point down. Harry Marso
tightens the frame a few millimeters a day so that it can help force Andys foot to a 90-degree angle. Andy will have the
same surgery on his right foot this Monday.
Once the bacterial meningitis entered Andys bloodstream, his body shut
off the blood flow to his extremities, starting with his hands and feet. After
days without blood and oxygen, the tissue in Andys fingers and toes shriv-
eled, blackened and died. Doctors debridled the necrotic tissue removing
the dead skin by scraping away the tissue in a hydrotherapy tank pictured
in the bottom photo, where they could wash the wounds. The doctors cut
until Andys skin bled, which meant theyd reached living tissue. Andy took
hourly doses of Fentanyl, a type of morphine, to withstand the pain of debri-
The guys had filled the victory trophy
with beer and everyone drank from it.
Just a few days ago the Kansan staff,
including Andy, went to a
concert at The Bottleneck, and
people tried each others drinks, inter-
changing bottles, glasses and plastic
cocktail cups.
andy marso THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005 the university daily kansan 5A
24-hour watch
Dan Marso hasnt changed his
clothes in days. Hes wearing the same
T-shirt, the same jeans he had on when
he arrived, and hes beginning to stink.
His parents and even the nurses make
comments, so he asks Andys friend
Clay Britton if hell go to Wal-Mart to
buy him some clothes. Dan feels like
hes on some kind of drug he doesnt
need sleep, food, a change of clothes, a
shower. The nurses tell him to leave, go
to the Friendship House nearby, where
the family sleeps in shifts, but Dan
responds that theres no reason to leave
and a damn good reason to stay.
Andy made it through the night, but
his organs did start to fail. His fingers,
toes, even his nose, turned black. Dan
stares at Andys hands, sees the prune-
like fingers that look like theyre shriv-
eled talons, skin charred black like its
been held under a fire. Although his
brother is still breathing, Dan knows
he has to stay.
During the first days in the ICU,
and after, when Andys moved to the
5th floor Burn Unit, Ginny decides
the family should take shifts never
leave Andy alone, always have a fam-
ily member by his side. She cant
control the fingers and toes shrivel-
ing, the flesh dying, but Ginny can
provide Andy a warm, familiar hand
next to his at all times.
Ginny is on shift when Andy first
comes off the ventilator. She sees her
sons constant, positive attitude in
the first words he whispers:
So, whats the plan?
Dan takes the night shift, 2 to 8
a.m. He cant sleep anyway, and its
at these times Andy is the most alert.
The drugs have worn off, theres less
commotion, and more time to talk.
Often, its just a request.
I need a glass of water.
Dan, I need you to scratch this
itch on my nose.
Can you raise my feet up and
help turn me over?
Its humiliating for Andy, and Dan
knows it. Andy has always been the
watchful, protective big brother; the
rational voice, his adviser, his best
friend. Andy never asked for any-
thing, and now he has to ask for
everything. Dan tells him to just ask
forget embarrassment, because its
not about dignity. He says Andy
would do the same for him.
Each family member plays a role
Grandma fluffs Andys pillow, rubs his
sore shoulders and back; Harry reads
him the paper; Josh, Andys elder
brother, challenges him to try things on
his own, even if its just ordering off a
take-out menu. Ginny feeds him the
needed 2,900 calories a day through
protein-filled shakes and meals to help
him gain his strength back. Dans job is
to keep his spirits up. He jokes, talks
Minnesota Twins baseball and tries to
bring a sense of normalcy to Andys
Burn Unit room.
Its hard to act normal when Andys
fever spikes nightly at 104 degrees, his
breathing accelerates to 40 breaths a
minute, his heart races at 145 beats a
minute, and he contracts pneumonia
in his left lung.
During his shift, Harry stares intent-
ly at the medical monitors. He panics
when Andys respiration rate jumps or
his oxygen level falls. He wonders how
anyone can survive with a heart beat-
ing that fast. Sometimes, while Andy
sleeps, Harry touches the few pink
patches on Andys blackened hands
and thinks about the
reperfusion hes read
about, when blood
flows back into
blood vessels.
Two weeks into
this hospital stay,
Andy, Harry and the
whole Marso family
wonder what will
happen if the blood doesnt flow back,
what will distinguish the dead tissue
from the living.
To physicians, it is the the line of
demarcation. To Andy, it is the line
between the parts of his body he must
lose and the parts he can keep.
Where to draw the line
Thomas Lawrence, section chief
of plastic surgery at the Med Center,
explains that the line of demarcation
is the separation between the sen-
sate tissue and the necrotic tissue
the line between whats alive and
whats dead. Once that line is clear,
Lawrence will know what he needs
to amputate.
When Andy was first admitted,
Steven Simpson, his emergency care
doctor, was optimistic. He thought
Andy would lose a few fingertips,
maybe one or two toes. Now,
Lawrence thinks it could be whole
fingers, maybe all of the fingers on
his left hand, all of the toes, maybe
the feet.
To prepare for amputations, the
nurses, burn technicians and
Lawrence remove Andys dead skin
through a process called debridle-
ment in a place called the tank.
Debridlement requires cutting
away the loose, black skin and tissue
until Andys hands and feet bleed,
meaning theres still living tissue
underneath. Because Andys hands
and feet are so shriveled, the tendons
and nerves twisted together, its hard
to tell blackened skin from muscle or
bone. The technicians spray water on
his wounds while the doctor navi-
gates Andys skin, cutting it inside the
tank a six-foot long, seven-inch
deep steel tub. The tanks only
padding is a thin blue piece of foam
covered with plastic wrap. The tub
tilts down, and when Andy lies inside,
naked except for a strategically placed
washcloth that he says is hardly worth
the effort, the bloody water washes
down to a drain by his feet. The tubs
tilt causes him to slide, and his feet hit
the bottom of the tank. He cries out in
pain and the nurses must pull him
back to the top. He begs them to lay
washclothes over his hands, because
he cant bear to look at whats left,
and he keeps his eyes straight up,
away from his feet and arms.
The tank sessions last from one to
two and a half hours, and Andy
requires at least two doses of
Fentanyl, a juiced-up brand of mor-
phine, administered every hour, to
make it through the pain. At first,
nurses put a needle straight into the
central venous line in his neck. In
seconds the pain eases. But soon,
Andy asks for more and more doses.
Andy pleads with nurses to snow
him, put him back into a coma so
he cant feel anything. Instead the
staff must wean him off the drug, first
switching him to Fentanyl lozenges,
then a Fentanyl lollipop. Andy calls
it morphine on a stick.
When Andy gets back from the
tank, the burn techs re-bandage his
hands. Early on, after a particularly
grueling session, and before the tech
can cover his hands, Andy stares at
his claw-like fingers. They look like
hes spent the last three weeks in a
bathtub with black dye.
Staring at his hands, Andy bar-
gains with God.
OK, Ill make you a deal. Give me
my hands back, and Ill devote the
rest of my life to feeding poor kids.
A burn unit technician watching
Andy staring so intently interrupts
this silent plea.
Andy, youve gotta let them oper-
ate see that right there? Thats
your tendon.
He points to the exposed ligament.
Andy realizes it isnt going to get bet-
ter. The blood wont flow back to his
fingers; the black isnt turning pink.
He changes his prayer and asks
God for strength instead.
Bittersweet graduation
Physically, Andy doesnt have the
strength to attend his KU graduation,
three and a half weeks after he fell ill.
He was to carry the journalism flag, the
honor for finishing first in his class,
down the Campanile hill into
Memorial Stadium. But after the pneu-
monia, the move back to the ventilator
and the punishing tank sessions, its
clear walking the Hill wont happen.
Dan stands in for his brother, car-
rying the flag, while Ginny and
Harry plan a hospital commence-
ment party.
Andys family, schol hall friends, a
crowd of reporters and cameramen
and Chancellor Robert Hemenway
all crowd into the Burn Unit waiting
room so Hemenway can present
Andy his college diploma.
Before the ceremony, Jeny Ellis, a
24-year-old burn unit technician,
reassures Andy shell rescue him if
the attention gets too intense.
Andy-man, if you start getting
tired or upset, just tell us and well
get you outta there.
In Andy, Ellis sees someone like
her, young, just starting out, and she
wonders how Andy always her
Andy-man can stay so positive,
how he faces the pain.
Hemenway hands Andy his diplo-
ma and WHAM, 10 reporters com-
pete to ask him questions. Andy pan-
ics, starts to read his short statement,
but starts to break down. Its too
much at once, too many people in
too small a space. His tears stream
and the cameras roll. Dan and Jeny
wheel Andy back to his room where
he, Dan, Jeny and three other nurses
cry together, away from the crowd.
Jeny kneels down beside Andys
I bet this is the first time youve had
four girls cry with you, Andy-man.
141 days of endless summer
Andy spends May through the sec-
ond week of September, 141 days, in
a hospital bed, waiting between sur-
geries, physical train-
ing, psychologists vis-
its and the highlight
moments visitors.
Family, friends and
folks who see Andys
face on T.V., or read
his story in the paper,
send cards, flowers,
donations and moral
support. Each day,
dozens of people post encouraging
words on the Web site Ginny
arranged for Andy, www.caring- The site is a
means of release for her, and also a
convenient way to post medical
updates immediately.
Andys first amputation is June 7
the toes and balls of his feet. The days
before surgery hes still spiking fevers,
sweat soaking his sheets and hospital
gown. At night he has nightmares the
surgeons will cut too much.
Dr. Lawrence lays out the plan.
After the amputations on his fingers,
Lawrence needs to graft skin from
Andys thigh to the tops of his hands.
To do that, Andy needs at least a thin
base layer of skin where he has only
mangled tendons, muscle and bone.
To grow that skin, Lawrence sews each
of Andys hands one at a time, for
three to four weeks into the wall of
Andys abdomen, where his body can
generate enough new flesh for the
thigh skin grafts to adhere.
After the procedure, and again in
the tank, Andy looks down to his
stomach. His hand is pouched and
Andy struggles to describe the warm,
moist feeling of his hand sewn inside
his body. He can see where his wrist
connects to the fist-sized bulge of his
right hand just below the surface of
his abdominal skin. A pinkish-shad-
ed goo leaks out of the incision.
Andy must lie still in bed while his
hands heal in the pouch, and he pass-
es the hours watching The Price is
Right with Grandma, Minnesota
Timberwolves games with Harry, Josh,
and Dan, and Jeopardy! with Ginny.
They wonder when Ken Jenningss
Jeopardy! winning streak will end.
Andy wonders when the surgeries
will end, when hell finally be able to
go outside and feel fresh air on his
Until that day comes, the burn unit
staff embraces the Marsos. Bob
Hafner, a burn unit nurse, greets Andy
each morning with a joke, saving the
dirty ones for when Ginny and Harry
arent around. He bakes Andy protein-
rich pans of tiramisu and swaps
recipes with Ginny, whos looking for
any kind of edible remedy to bring
Andys high fevers down, and restore
the 25 pounds hes lost since April.
During his daily bandage changes,
Jeny puts in an Oldies CD, and in
minutes theyre singing the words
and Jenys dancing to the music,
looking like a grooving smurf in her
blue hospital gown and hat and
orange mask. Andy cant help but
laugh and smile, even though today
is a tank day.
Others give him hope for the future.
Bonnie Henrickson, Kansas womens
basketball coach, stops by to tell him
about a former player who had bacte-
rial meningitis, lost both arms and
legs, yet leads a full life, finishing col-
lege and assistant coaching. Keith
Langford, mens basketball player, vis-
its Andy and tells him, Im a fan of
yours. Matt Bellomo, a CPA in
Kansas City, reads Andys story in The
Kansas City Star., and shares his story
ndy Marso was my first friend at the Kansan.
As a reporter who knew his way around, hed
flash me a smile when I awkwardly walked into the
newsroom. Hed wave hi on campus, tell jokes at
the gym, and though I didnt know anyone, he per-
suaded me to go to my first Kansan party, and met
me a few blocks away, so I wouldnt walk in alone.
Like a lot of our staff, I was working in the news-
room the Wednesday I heard Andy had bacterial
meningitis, and it took seconds before I pulled up a
Google search on the disease. I remembered hearing
about meningitis at New Student Orientation, but I
didnt know how the illness was spread or whether
it was serious. I did remember sharing drinks at a
Jayplay Live concert during the weekend, and that
Andy was there, but I couldnt remember if Id tried
his beer that hed told me tasted great.
The next morning I went to Watkins to receive the
meningitis vaccine. I was one of 71 people who were
vaccinated at the health center from April 28 to May
31, 2004. Three people were vaccinated during the
same time period the previous year.
The World Health Organization reports that
between 10 to 25 percent of the population carry
meningitis bacteria safely in their mouth and
throat. For whatever reason, these people are
immune to the disease. But, the carriers can pass
the bacteria to other people by close contact
sharing eating utensils, drinks, a toothbrush or a
cigarette. Since Andy fell ill, Ive stopped myself
from sipping a friends beer or drinking without a
straw at a restaurant.
Andy said he was not aware that college stu-
dents living in shared housing were six times more
likely to contract meningitis. Starting Aug. 1, the
University will require that all students in resi-
dence halls, scholarship halls and Jayhawker
Towers receive the meningitis vaccine, or sign a
waiver saying theyve been informed about the
disease and have chosen not to be immunized.
I think every student should know about Andys
experience with meningitis, but hearing and writing
the details of the past year was harder than I could
ever have imagined. Some moments, I had to stop
writing, drop the notebook and listen as a friend and
not a journalist. I did worry our friendship would
conflict with my role as a reporter, but someone had
to write this important story about a meningitis vic-
tim who just happened to be a Kansan journalist. I
came to realize that knowing Andy was an asset, not
a liability, and that this experience was best shared
with a friend. I hope through reading his account we
all realize were participating in the same reverse lot-
tery Andy lost, and that any of us could have been
During the summer, I visited Andy in the hos-
pital and he greeted me with the same smile, even
while facing hand and feet amputations, needles,
pills, fevers and aches and the inevitable question:
Why me? Leaving the visits, I asked it, too. Why
Andy? Why not me, any of us? Andy told me later
that hed started to ask a different question. Why
not me? He asks it, not just because he has a
relentlessly optimistic outlook, but also because
he wants to turn his nightmare into an opportu-
nity to educate others about the vaccine, and pos-
sibly save lives.
Much has happened and much has changed for
Andy in the year since his illness. But what I
learned in listening and writing his story is this:
He is the same Andy who walked me to the
Kansan party.
story worth
About meningitis bacteria and vaccination
What is meningitis?
There are two types of meningitis, viral and bac-
terial. Viral meningitis is a common but rarely seri-
ous infection of the fluids in the brain and spinal
cord. The illness is mild and usually clears up with-
in a week. Bacterial meningitis, and a strand within
it, meningococcal meningitis, is a potentially fatal
infection of the fluids in the brain and spinal cord,
and can result in permanent brain damage, hearing
loss, learning disability, limb amputation, kidney fail-
ure or death.
How is it spread?
Meningococcal meningitis is transmitted
through direct contact with an infected person
sharing cigarettes or drinking glasses or through
intimate contact such as kissing.
How many people die?
Meningococcal meningitis infects about 3,000
Americans each year and is responsible for about
300 deaths annually. It is estimated that 100 to 125
cases of meningococcal disease occur annually on
college campuses and five to 15 students die as a
Source: American College Health Association
The Watkins vaccine
The current vaccine costs $73 and lasts three to
four years. A new vaccine will be available Aug. 1,
will cost $93 and lasts eight years.
For more information about Watkins policy and the meningitis
vaccine, go to
Andy Marso was able to do what several hundred other people did on Tuesday at the Robert J. Dole Institute of
Politics. He waited in line for Bob Doles signature on his copy of One Soldiers Story after listening to Doles speech.
A prosthesis is basically a tool,
Matthew Luetke, Andys prosthetist,
said. Andys prosthetic hand will allow
him to complete everyday functions like
brushing his teeth, grabbing a door-
knob and picking up a glass of water.
Because Andys prosthetic only opens
and closes, fine motor skills such as
tying his shoes or picking up a penny
are harder to do. Andy will undergo six
weeks of training to use the hand.
Ginny Marso, Andys mother, shares in a moment of downtime with Harry
Marso, Andys father, while Andy practices with his new prosthetic hand. Harry
had just come back with a cup of Starbucks coffee, which the barista gave him
for free because the coffee shop was closing down for the day.
Staring at his hands, Andy bargains
with God.
OK, Ill make you a deal. Give me
my hands back, and Ill devote the
rest of my life to feeding poor kids.
The nurses tell him to leave, go to the
Friendship House nearby, where the
family sleeps in shifts, but Dan responds
that theres no reason to leave and a
damn good reason to stay.
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I always find it a victory when I can successfully sneak
to my car in the middle of the day without attracting the
attention of the people waiting for a spot in the yellow
parking lot.

Give the people what they want already! I vote rein-

statement of the hot dog cart.

Nick Bahe, Im really gonna miss you.

Ive been going to this university for about two years

now, and its still debatable whether jail or college is

I think its cool that I go to a Division I college and all my

professors are Chinese, Bang-
ladesh, or 75 and almost dead.
Are we sure those KUnited folks can
even run for Student Senate? Do
they go to school here? Do they
ever go to class?

You know your obsession has gone

too far when you start recognizing
strangers on the street because
youve seen them on Facebook.

Eight neighbors, six months, no

friends. Thanks, college, for the great experiences.

$500 reward for anyone who brings me Broadband

Mans head.

Anybody else think that the 1942 Bob Dole is totally


I have no problem reconciling being both pro-life and

feminist. For more on that position, go to www.feminists- if you dare.

Why are rugby uniforms so stripey? Theyre so stripey.

The stripiest of stripy uniforms that I ever did see.


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Parking permit increase
makes sense for better lots
Economy may actually need
your help, conservatives
To: Josh Steward, chairman
of the KU College Republicans
Re: Conservatives + econo-
my = better
Dear Josh,
While scanning the Web site
of your wonderful organiza-
tion, I noticed the following
entry: This weeks (sic) letter
to the editor assignment is why conservatives are
better for the economy. Naturally, I jumped at the
opportunity to complete this assignment.
Conservatives are better for the economy in so
many ways.
But before I get into the myriad reasons why
this is true, allow me first to say what an incred-
ibly handsome young man you are. That mug
shot you have posted at
had me blushing. You are
princely, sir. Sheer royalty.
Now, back to my assign-
ment: Why are conservatives
better for the economy?
Reason #1
Conservatives support
deregulation. This leaves cor-
porations answerable to no
one, allowing them to maxi-
mize profits. Thanks to deregu-
lation, Nike CEO Phil Knight
can take full advantage of
Vietnams child labor force.
According to The Wall Street
Journal, Knights pint-sized
shoemakers are victims of sex-
ual and physical abuse, low wages and exorbitant
quotas. Its like were fighting the Vietnam War all
over again! Other perks include: Nike gets a prof-
it, Americans get $150 shoes and the economy
Reason #2
Conservatives oppose labor movements. By
beating back pro-labor policies, conservatives
can ensure the minimum wage will forever
remain at $5.15 an hour. A disproportionate
number of minorities would benefit from a wage
increase. The Economic Policy Institute found
that the wage increase in 1997 resulted in the
lowest unemployment and poverty rates in
decades. To maintain white primacy in the 21st
Century, corporate handouts and labor suppres-
sion must continue. Better to leave the workers in
a race to the bottom than succumb to socialist
Reason #3
Conservatives believe in global free markets.
With free markets, multinational companies can
gobble up resources and profits throughout the
world. This upsets people and guarantees the
United States will stay in a
perpetual state of war. War is
great for the economy!
Companies such as Bechtel,
Halliburton and Lockheed
Martin made billions of dol-
lars in war profits last year.
Investors, primarily the top 1
percent of the country that
owns 50 percent of the stock
market, cleaned up and hired contractors to build
more mansions, which grew the economy even
Reason #4
Conservatives love freedom. This includes the
freedom to prop up compliant military dictators,
the freedom to crush populist movements and
the freedom to build weapons of mass destruc-
tion. These freedoms serve to expand the
American empire, which
serves to redistribute money
to wealthy Americans, whove
always served as a benevolent
force in our economy. As they
say, Freedom aint free. All
must be sacrificed for the
almighty dollar, per George
Orwells thesis: If you want a
vision of the future, imagine a
boot stamping on a human
face forever.
Reason #5
Conservatives hate taxes.
Lower taxes mean less money
for government spending on
health, education and daycare
all the safety nets. Because were paying them
only $5.15 an hour, and because were taking
away the safety nets, workers have no choice but
to give up public services to private investors in a
last-ditch effort to save their children and elderly
parents from certain death. Its a brilliant plan.
The money flows into the private sector and Wall
Street explodes.
Id continue my little ruse, Josh, but Im afraid
of breathing fire through my mouth. Honestly, this
is moderate rhetoric compared to real
Republicans, who refer to Venezuelan president
Hugo Chavez as a Marxist thug because he
wont hand over his economy to American corpo-
rations. Take a stroll through the streets of Harlem
or take a boat ride up the Saigon River. You might
see that the economic policies of America in gen-
eral and your party in particular threaten to stamp
out the light of the world.
Shupe is an Augusta graduate student in journalism.
After reading Ms. Souzas article for the
Kansan Editorial board yesterday on the election
of Pope Benedict XVI, I wish to respond with a
few comments.
First, Ms. Souza claims that Benedict will
reverse the effects [of Vatican II] that Pope John
XXIII had hoped to see. Few realize, however,
that the then 38-year-old Joseph Ratzinger, still
just a priest, was invited to the Second Vatican
Council as one of the principal theologians. His
input contributed greatly to the drafting of several
documents, including those involving ecumenism
and religious liberty. Also the former Cardinal
Ratzinger was one of the strongest critics of the
priestly sexual abuse in the United States, con-
demning in harsh language the behavior of all
guilty parties including bishops.
Ms. Souza goes on to imply that Benedict XVI,
unlike John Paul II, is opposed to birth control,
womens ordination, and ecumenism among
countries and religions. This analysis is incor-
rect. It was John Paul II who first championed
the cause of life by opposing all forms of artifi-
cial contraception, and it was after his input that
Pope Paul VI vetoed the flawed resolution allow-
ing it. John Paul II also firmly silenced all debate
concerning womens ordination, having written
the Church has no authority whatsoever to
confer priestly ordination on women, according
to Ordination Sacerdotalis, May 22, 1994.
Concerning ecumenism, the election of
Benedict XVI has been warmly received by
Jewish rabbis, leaders of Islamic states and
nearly every other Christian denomination,
including the Archbishop of Canterbury. In a
recent ABCNews Poll released today, 80 per-
cent of Catholics polled approve of his election.
I conclude with this: the pope, and the
Church, is entrusted with doctrines that are fun-
damentally unchangeable. No pope in history
has ever contradicted them, and never will. In
his papacy, we can expect Benedict XVI to do
just that: defend the truth.
Eric A. Buschelman
Edmond, Okla., senior
Electrical engineering
Religious leaders, Christians,
Catholics, warmly receive pope
All must be sacrificed
for the almighty dollar,
per George Orwells the-
sis: If you want a vision
of the future, imagine a
boot stamping on a
human face forever.
Im sure youve heard
the phrase theres no
such thing as free park-
ing please trust me
when I tell you its true.
I know you would
expect to hear this from
someone in my position,
but consider this: You
do pay for parking,
directly or indirectly, anywhere you leave your
The direct cases are of course obvious, you
pay to park at a Chiefs game, Worlds of Fun and
the KU campus. Indirectly, you pay for parking
with the products you buy at a grocery store or
mall and you pay for parking with your monthly
rent check. In these cases the cost to maintain
parking lots is passed on
to you in the prices you
pay for products and serv-
The decision to raise
parking permit rates at the
University of Kansas is
never made lightly, as evi-
denced by our history of
four- and five-year spans
between rate increases.
Faculty, staff and students
on the parking commis-
sion, along with University
administration, have spent
many hours poring over
the recently completed
consultant report, and one
conclusion that many of us
reached before reading the result was that even if
we were only to address the condition of existing
parking lots, a rate increase would be required.
The pavement study within the report actually
told us that the estimated cost to restore the cur-
rent parking space inventory is more than $4 mil-
lion in 2004 dollars. With oil prices continuing to
climb, driving up the cost of asphalt, the picture
only gets worse. It would be irresponsible for the
Parking Department to allow existing parking
lots to continue to decline, as the longer we wait
the more we will pay.
The consultant report pro-
vided us with many common-
sense solutions to existing
parking problems. Some sug-
gestions will require a major
shift in the current parking cul-
ture on campus and will take
time and strategic planning to
Other suggestions were relatively easier to
begin to implement. We currently have a popu-
lar Park and Ride option that is overflowing its
home in the Lied Center parking lot. Next years
rate increase will allow us to expand this pro-
gram in a larger location, freeing up the Lied
Center parking lot for daytime programming and
a planned building expansion. A new parking lot
can run anywhere from $3,500 to
$5,000 per space depending on
the site. At 1,500 to 2,000 spaces,
this is a major commitment to
improving parking and traffic on
An increase in parking permit
rates ensures that existing parking
lots will be rescued and new park-
ing added where possible. People
will make tough decisions about
how they get to campus, perhaps
prompting more bus usage, bicycle
riding or ride sharing. This will
make parking better in the long
The Parking Department is
completely user-supported and
must operate like a business.
Everything associated with campus parking lots is
paid for in part with permit dollars, from lighting
to snow removal.
The bottom line must ensure that we meet our
fiscal commitments. Like any business, costs are
passed along to the customer base. While you will
pay for this directly, you will get a better parking
system in the end.
Hultine is the director of the University of Kansas
Parking Department.
The decision to raise
parking permit rates at
the University of Kansas
is never made lightly, as
evidenced by our history
of four- and five-year
spans between rate
andy marso 8a the university daily kansan THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005
with Andy. Matt lost both feet and
his fingertips to bacterial meningi-
tis when he was 18, and talks
about his marriage, the baby on
the way and his thriving business.
He tells Andy theres a life worth
living once this waking hell is over.
That hell includes a power
outage that deflates Andys cir-
culating air bed down to a hard
metal slab, a leaking cooling
blanket that leaves his just-
bandaged skin grafts soaked in
water, and late in the summer, a
sudden infection that enters
Andys central venous line, leav-
ing him him gasping for breath,
shaking so hard the whole bed
moves. Hes terrified he has
meningitis all over again.
He endures all of this, and his
reward comes Sept. 16, when he
finally leaves the hospital, and joins
Ginny, Harry, and Dorothy at an
apartment near the Med Center.
Let me try it myself
Andys left the hospital with
toe-less rounded stubs for feet and
stitched nubs as hands. The nubs
have a swatch of thick, meaty
thigh skin on the tops, with criss-
crossing scar tissue on the bot-
toms that run up Andys arms. His
surgeons have fashioned a small,
thumb-like nub on his left hand, a
little over an inch long and thick.
Ginny is awed by her sons
relentlessly positive attitude, and
she knows she must let him use
it. Somehow he manages to pull
a shirt over his head, scrub
shampoo on his hair in the
shower and lather with a loofah
he can twist around his wrist.
He has trouble with door-
knobs. He can grip the slim salt-
shaker, but not the fat red-pep-
per shaker. The ligaments in his
wrist are stiff, and rotating his
palms is difficult. At times, he
closes his eyes and feels his fin-
gers still there, pushed back
underneath the nubs, still
aching. He opens his eyes and
curses the phantom pain.
Three times a week he returns to
the Med Center for occupational
and physical therapy, and the hour
drags on forever as Andy practices
picking up wooden puzzle pieces
or twisting loose screws and bolts.
Its tedious and mind numbing, but
hes starting to rotate his wrists
more, and the remaining thumb is
becoming more of a useful tool
rather than excess tissue.
Hes writing again, too. Matt
Tait, Andys sports editor at The
Sentinel, tells him to jump back in
and write as often as he can. Tait
never had to coddle Andy, and
since the illness, nothing changed.
Andy writes a half dozen stories,
watching from his wheel-
chair by the
bl e a c h-
ers. Tait
them on
t i m e ,
and theyre
just as solid as before his illness. At
first Tait thinks Andy dictates the
stories to Ginny, but Andy tells
him he plucks out each letter with
his thumb.
Another week brings another
milestone. Andy and Clay go to a
movie, his first time out without
his parents. With his stumps nes-
tled inside four-inch slanted boots
that put his feet on point, Andy
climbs the three flights of stairs to
see the apartment he would have
moved into after graduation. In
late October, Watkins doctor Leah
Luckeroth holds a celebratory
BBQ, and the press coverage
drives donations to the Andy
Marso Fund. Andys medical bill is
now approaching $3 million.
Andy faces another crucial deci-
sion for his feet. Hes had eight sur-
geries so far, and hell do anything
to avoid more amputations, but
with the damaged tissue remain-
ing, he has three choices: Do noth-
ing, and be confined to a wheel-
chair and occasionally walk on
clunky orthopedic boots; undergo
surgery and don an erector-set-like
metal frame on each foot that will
require six months of therapy and
little guarantee hell run again; or
amputate his legs six inches below
the knee, a one-time surgery that
offers the quickest recovery time
and an opportunity for Andy to
run with the help of prostheses.
Andy imagines playing basket-
ball. With the amputations, he
could run in a pickup game in a
few months. But he looks at his
legs, remembers the nightmares
about surgeons cutting too much,
and tells Craig Horton, his foot
surgeon, he wants to try the
frames. Hortons optimistic the
frames and therapy work, but hes
also brutally honest with Andy. If
they try the frames, and it doesnt
work, he can always cut higher.
The heavy plastic prosthetic
on Andys wrist makes posi-
tioning over the banana harder
the second time around. He
estimates how much to flex his
m u s c l e s ,
the fake
f i n g e r s
s queeze
the fruit
its starting to
bruise brown and
hooks his right thumb under
the bananas skin to jerk the
peel farther down.
Grandma, watching in the
apartment kitchen, offers to help.
But hes almost done. He only
needs to switch off the hand, let
the fingers release and drop the
fruit to the table once more.
The banana tastes good, but
its not about flavor. Its about
struggling five minutes to do it
without help.
For what it represents, this is
the best banana Andy Marso
has ever tasted.
Coming out of the tunnel
Andys Feb. 28 surgery on his
left foot, his ninth in as many
months, leaves him with 12 metal
rods securing his foot into a pres-
sured 90-degree angle. The rods
connect to a black plastic frame
that Ginny says could be leftover
from the Spanish Inquisition, but
its the only way to pull Andys
atrophied tendons to a flat-footed
position, giving him a chance to
walk in real shoes again.
Horton tells Andy hell spend
five to six weeks in this frame,
then hell switch the left foot to a
brace and put the right foot in a
similar, erector-set-like frame.
For Andy, it means three months
confined to his wheelchair.
Its a tradeoff he gladly takes
for the chance to keep what is
left of his feet. Stuck in this
wheelchair, hes left to test what
he can do with one thumb and
what remains of his hands. He
grips his black gloves with his
teeth, tugs the material over his
nubs, and pulls the Velcro strip
across his wrist with his mouth.
Without fingers, this is how
you improvise.
Some movements Andy just
cant work around. The air-quotes
two extended fingers on each
hand he always put around sarcas-
tic words are gone from his
jokes. He tries to put extra inflec-
tion in his tone, but it doesnt pro-
duce the same effect. When he
feels like giving someone the fin-
ger, even in jest, hes left searching
for a less shocking equivalent.
Ginny Marso mourns a future loss
when Andys first child is
unable to wrap his or her hand
around Andys fingers.
Andys ordeal is enough to
make anyone, even devout
Catholics like the Marsos, for-
sake faith and question their
God. But Andy says he couldnt
have made it this far without his
belief this happened for a rea-
son, that God has a plan, and all
of this the pain-filled nights,
the amputations, but also the
outpouring of support will
make him stronger, and possibly
more whole than before.
Hes doesnt dwell on how this
happened to him a sip off a
dirty glass in Pearson Hall, a
shared beer at the concert the
weekend before the Basehor soft-
ball game it doesnt matter now.
Now, he looks forward. His
last surgery for the frame on his
right foot is this Monday. Six
weeks later, he should be free of
the two-pound burden, with
both feet in braces, and ready to
go into intensive rehabilitation.
In the meantime, he has a
graduation speech to prepare.
Andy is the School of
Journalisms commencement
speaker. He smiles when asked
what hell say, and assures his J-
school buddies hes going to
keep it short. After graduation,
hell return to Minnesota, and
eventually come back to Kansas
City, maybe write for The
Sentinel again, and pick up the
career and life meningitis put on
hold one year ago today.
Andy shuts off the prosthetic
with his thumb and chucks the
last lump of smashed banana
toward the trash can. Peeling the
banana is manageable with this
substitute hand, but thats all the
prosthetic is a substitute, a
$17,000 tool and hardly a
replacement. He pulls his left nub
out of the cuff, his skin dusted
white with baby powder that
makes the prosthetics rough inte-
rior more bearable. Wearing the
hand is like wearing a mitten, and
Andy cant quite get used to the
feeling. Eventually, when proto-
types become available, he wants
to buy a neural-powered prosthet-
ic, a hand that responds to his
thoughts, not just his muscles.
Since the day he blearily
awoke in his schol hall bed,
Andy Marso says hes spanned
three separate lives a life
before meningitis, a life battling
the illness and surviving ampu-
tations during 141 days in a
hospital, and his life now.
Andy was content with the first
life, horrified by the second,
and today, hes determined to
take on the third.
He admits its a challenge.
This life means figuring out
how to wash your hair without
fingers, how to balance and
walk without toes, even how to
peel a banana. But dont tell
him hes courageous; to Andy,
its all just part of the plan.
Edited by Ashley Bechard
Contributed photo
TOP: Last Oct. 30, Andy and his family, from the left, Dan, Ginny, Harry
and Dorothy, attended Malcolm Gibsons Kansan BBQ. Gibson is a
journalism professor and adviser to the paper. Andy is wearing black
compression garments to protect his scarred skin. Padded hand and
feet braces absorb shock to his amputation sites.
LEFT: A friend from St. Cloud made the Marso family bracelets to
wear during Andys hospital stay. This is Dan Marsos bracelet, which
he only takes off when he showers.
The Kansas baseball team finished
its stint at the first-ever Best of the
Midwest Tournament by defeating
Sacramento State 12-5 yesterday
The game, at Community America
Ballpark, was less exciting than the
Jayhawks tournament debut, a 12-
11 comeback-victory against New
Mexico State. However, coach Ritch
Price said the performance gave him
high hopes for the rest of the Big 12
Conference season, which will
resume this weekend.
I was really hoping wed get on a
roll before the weekend, he said.
Now we just have to maintain it.
Contributions from two freshmen,
third baseman Erik Morrison and
designated hitter John Allman,
added to the Jayhawks offensive
production from the previous night.
Theyre head and shoulders
above where they were two months
ago, Price said. And in the next
month, they can make that same
kind of progress.
Allman, who leads the team in
batting average, hit his first career
home run in the second inning, and
set the score at 3-1. He said players
had teased him about being a sin-
gles guy, and said he was glad to get
that monkey off his back.
His first home run was almost not;
the ball barely cleared the low fence
in right field.
The wind helped a little, he said.
I hit it well, but the wind helped. It
felt good off the bat.
By that time, the Jayhawks had
already established the ability to
move runners with bunts and sacri-
fice flies. In the first inning, junior
outfielder Matt Baty and junior
shortstop Ritchie Price hit back-to-
back doubles. Baty scored, and sac-
rifices by the next two batters sent
Ritchie Price home.
Were really getting in a rhythm
offensively, Ritchie Price said. We
hit well last week and were hitting
well this week.
Junior outfielder A.J. Van Slyke
hit his team-leading ninth home run
of the season, a two-run hit, in the
bottom of the third inning. But it
was Kansas singles, bunts and sacri-
fices that produced an easy victory.
After two scoreless innings, junior
outfielder Gus Milner singled off
new pitcher Mick Joyce, leading off
the bottom of the sixth. Senior
catcher Sean Richardsons sacrifice
bunt moved Milner to second, and
junior first baseman Jared
Schweitzer, whose hitting streak
ended at 15 games, popped up as
Milner progressed to third.
The Jayhawks followed with three
hits, scoring twice more. They left
two on base that inning and
Sports Sports
Kansas wins easily
should hear
a crack
Youve seen it before when youre watching a
Major League Baseball game. A batter rips a liner
directly back at the pitcher and hits him.
Sometimes its ugly, with the pitcher holding his
face as blood pours from it. But the bats used in
these Major League Baseball games are wooden.
What if the pitcher was hit with a ball off the bar-
rel of a metal bat?
It has been fatal in some cases throughout the
country, from the collegiate ranks down to Little
According to an article in the Montana
Standard, an American Legion ball player died
after being struck in the head by a line drive off a
metal bat. The Montana State Legislature then
tried to ban metal bats.
It is time for college baseball and the NCAA to
get their acts together, and stop using metal bats.
A pitcher lying motionless on the ground is not
a wanted scene in Hoglund Ballpark .
By allowing college athletes to use metal bats,
pitchers are being set up for disaster.
There is little time for pitchers to react to liners
coming back at them. The ball is hit back faster
than its pitched, potentially at 120 mph.
Getting hit in the temple could mean instant
Kansas (27-20)
Player AB R H RBI
Matt Baty, cf 4 2 2 0
Ritchie Price, ss 4 4 3 2
A.J. Van Slyke, lf 3 2 1 2
Brock Simpson, lf 1 0 1 1
Gus Milner, rf 4 1 2 1
Sean Richardson, c 2 0 0 1
Matt Berner, ph 1 0 0 0
Jared Schweitzer, 1b 4 0 1 1
Mike Dudley, 1b 0 0 0 1
John Allman, dh 3 2 2 2
Travis Dunlap, ph 1 0 0 0
Eric Snowden, ph 1 0 0 0
Ryne Price, 2b 4 0 0 0
Erik Morrison, 3b 3 0 2 1
Jake Kauzlarich, ph 1 1 1 0
Totals 36 12 15 12
HR: Van Slyke, Allman
Sacramento State (18-24-1)
Player AB R H RBI
Jim Strombach, rf 5 0 0 0
Pat Keiper, 2b 4 1 1 1
Brian Blauser, 1b 4 2 4 0
Brett Flowers, dh 5 1 2 3
Brian Conradi, lf 4 0 1 0
Cliff Hinkle, ph 1 0 0 0
Matt Wilson, c 3 0 0 0
Billy Sincori, 3b 3 0 0 0
Travis Kassebaum, cf 3 0 0 0
Pedro Santiago, ph 1 0 0 0
Everet Rincon, ss 2 1 1 0
Taylor Watanabe, ph 1 0 0 0
Totals 36 5 9 4
HR: Flowers
Score by inning R H E
Kansas: 212 002 23x 12 15 2
Sacramento State: 100 001 102 5 9 1
Win: Land (4-4)
Loss: Christensen (2-2)
Save: None
Source: Kansas Athletics Department
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Freshman pitcher Tyson Corley winds up during the bottom of the seventh
inning yesterday as junior first baseman Jared Schweitzer protects his territory.
Corley pitched one inning, allowing two hits and one run. Five Kansas pitchers,
including freshman right-handed pitcher Matt Lane, took the mound for the
Leadership role falls on Moody
When Christian Moody was
invited to walk on to the
University of Kansas mens bas-
ketball team, fans didnt expect
much out of him.
They saw his skinny frame
and heard about how he swal-
lowed goldfish to motivate his
teammates and assumed he was
only on the team because he
grew up in the same town as
then-coach Roy Williams.
But the junior forward has
destroyed that image since his
freshman season.
He cracked the Jayhawk start-
ing lineup while maintaining a
near-perfect college GPA and
played so well that CBS com-
mentator Billy Packer called him
the greatest walk-on in college
basketball history.
The Asheville, N.C., native
did everything his coaches asked
and is now being awarded an
athletic scholarship, which was
made available because of fresh-
man Alex Galindos transfer.
During his rise to the top,
Moodys attitude never changed.
He still has a squeaky-clean image
and doesnt askor wantto be
the center of attention.
That may have to change.
Moody has done more than
anyone expected, but being a
solid walk-on is no longer
enough. Kansas coach Bill Self
told Moody that he was raising
the bar even higher for next year.
With the loss of four graduat-
ing seniors, next years team is
going to be young, especially at
the forward position, and
Moody will be the only senior
with significant starting experi-
ence. The other incoming sen-
iors, guards Jeff Hawkins and
Stephen Vinson and forward
Moulaye Niang, have played
sparingly during their careers.
Moody said he would learn to
inspire his teammates when they
were frustrated and challenge
them when they lacked effort.
My high school coach once
told me youre only as good as
your seniors, he said. They
have a big responsibility, whether
theyre playing or not, and I want
to take that leadership role on.
Moody said becoming a
leader would be a difficult task,
but he has done it before.
My senior year in high
school, I tried to do the same
thing, he said. Being a senior
comes with a totally different
mind set. You know youre the
oldest and have to be a leader.
Moodys father, Mark Moody,
remembered the leadership role
his son took during high school
and said he excelled.
His high school team hovered
around a .500 record during
Christian Moodys junior year,
but as a senior he led his team to
the state semifinals before losing
to the eventual state champions.
Mark Moody said Christian did
a great job all year, averaging 12.8
points per game. But he remem-
bered one play above the rest.
In the third round of the
playoffs, his team was down by
nine with two minutes to go, and
Christian led the comeback,
Mark Moody said.
He was playing against a 6
(foot) 9 kid who went on to play
Division I basketball, and
Christian dunked on him with
10 seconds to go to tie the
game, he said. He made sever-
al shots in overtime, but that was
the key moment in that game.
He made this ridiculous baseline
move that no one expected, and
just dunked on this guy.
The biggest difference
between leading in high school
and college will be talent.
Christian Moody was one of the
best players on his high school
team, and everyone already
looked up to him. At Kansas, he
has to compete with past seniors
that led teams to Final Fours.
Our past seniors were the
main guys on the floor. Its
almost like their leadership was
apparent without them having to
say anything, he said. My
freshman year, we had two all-
Americans. This year, we had
some amazing players that won
some awards. Thats going to be
tough for me to live up to,
because I dont have trophies
hanging on the wall.
To develop that unspoken
leadership role, Christian
Moody said he would need to
have a more hands-on approach
and would need to be more
vocal. Even if it means getting
angry at a teammate, which he
said had never happened.
I dont think Ive gotten on
anyone in an angry way, Moody
said. That might need to
change. If I have to get in some-
bodys face, then Ill do that.
Mark Moody said his son
would have no problem becom-
ing more vocal with his team-
mates because he won his high
schools spirit award.
He always went to events
like football and baseball games
and got the crowd fired up,
Mark Moody said. He didnt
paint his body or anything like
that, but he just had this person-
ality that inspired people.
With all the pressure on
Christian Moody to break away
from his walk-on image and to
become the leader of a team like
Kansas, you might think he
would dedicate his entire summer
to the task. But other than a few
meetings with Self, he said he
wasnt going to do much to devel-
op leadership skills. He said he
already had them.
Im not worried about it, he
said. I think Ive got it in me.
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Bunts, singles,
sacrifices allow
easy victory
Idont think Ive
gotten on anyone in
an angry way. That
might need to change.
If I have to get in
somebodys face, then
Ill do that
Christian Moody
Junior forward
Kansan file photo
Junior forward Christian Moody guards a Bucknell player during the March 18 first-round loss at the
NCAA Tournament in Oklahoma City.
Team chooses captains together
Members of the KU swimming
and diving team spent their postsea-
son banquet reflecting on the 2004-
2005 season but also looking toward
the future of the program last
Instead of dwelling on the fact
that the team will lose six seniors,
including co-captains Amy Gruber,
Miranda Isaac and Becca Zarazan,
the team has already started to work
with the newly announced 2005-
2006 team captains, Gina Gnatzig
and Emily Rusch.
Gnatzig and Rusch were named
captains by coach Clark Campbell at
the banquet.
Gnatzig and Rusch are two of the
next six incoming seniors. At a team
meeting, the six seniors-to-be all
expressed interest in serving as one
of the captains for the 2005-2006
Two juniors-to-be were also nom-
inated during the team meeting. The
team voted on slips of paper, and the
results were not revealed Sunday.
Campbell expressed confidence in
the new captains as
well as the leader-
ship abilities of all
of the incoming
Gina and Emily
will be the liaisons
between the team
and coaching staff,
but well be looking
to all six of the 05-
06 seniors for lead-
ership, Campbell said. The seniors
on the team really set the tone for
the year.
Gnatzig agreed with her coach.
It really was a toss-up, Gnatzig
said. Its an amazing feeling that
your team wants you to represent
them, but we really have six great
leaders instead of just two cap-
The 05- 06 seniors have already
talked about some goals that the
team has. Two goals include more
communication and cohesion with-
in the team, Gnatzig said.
We have nine new freshmen and
in-season will be much better if we
understand common goals and what
each person needs to do to work
towards those goals, Rusch said.
Both women have been members
of the team for three years and have
seen three sets of captains.
Each year has been a different
type of leadership, Gnatzig said.
Weve learned from all of them and
we have an abundance of things to
Gnatzig and Rusch are ready to
take the job with open arms, Isaac
Im excited to work with Gina.
We have common goals and temper-
aments, Rusch said.
Gnatzig said that now is a great
time for her and Rusch to gain more
knowledge and responsibility in a
leadership position.
During my three years at KU,
theres always been someone to step
up and be that leader, Gnatzig said.
And now its my turn.
Freshman Terri Schramka has
good feelings about Gnatzig and
Rusch as team captains. She is proof
that the team is falling into step with
the new captains and their goals for
next years team.
They are going to do a great
job, Schramka said. It is impor-
tant for me to help achieve team
The focus of the Jayhawk swim-
ming and diving team has already
begun to shift to next season as
Gnatzig and Rusch prepare to lead
the Jayhawks to success.
I cannot think of two girls who
are better prepared to be leaders,
Isaac said. I can walk away and
know that the team is in good
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Swimming and diving members
reflect on past, begin to build future
Softball vs. North Dakota State, 3 and 5 p.m.,
Arrocha Ballpark
Tennis at Big 12 Tournament, all day, Austin,
Track at Penn Relays, all day, Philadelphia
Track at Drake Relays, all day, Des Moines, Iowa
Baseball vs. Kansas State, 6:30 p.m., Manhattan
Mens golf at Big 12 Conference Championship, all
day, Trinity, Texas
Tennis at Big 12 Tournament, all day, Austin,
Track at Penn Relays, all day, Philadelphia
Track at Drake Relays, all day, Des Moines, Iowa
Softball vs. Texas Tech, 2 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
Baseball vs. Kansas State 7 p.m., Hoglund Ballpark
Tennis at Big 12 Tournament, all day, Austin,
Mens golf at Big 12 Conference Championship, all
day, Trinity, Texas
Track at Penn Relays, all day, Philadelphia
Track at Drake Relays, all day, Des Moines, Iowa
Softball at Texas Tech, noon, Lubbock, Texas
Baseball vs. Kansas State, 2 p.m., Hoglund Ballpark
Mens golf at Big 12 Conference Championship, all
day, Trinity, Texas
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Ultimate Frisbee Playoffs
Fighting Blunts def. Disc-O Ballers 16-2
Three Jayhawks honored by
Academic all-Big 12 selection
The Kansas tennis team finished the season
with some good news
Three team members
were placed on the
Academic all-Big 12 ten-
nis team. Junior Luiza
Loureiro and sopho-
more Ashley Filberth
were first-team selec-
tions and junior
Christine Skoda was a
second-team selection.
Forty individuals
were named to the academic
team from all of the Big 12
Kansas fell to Texas A&M 7-0
over the weekend. No.11-seed
Kansas will next face No. 6-
seed Colorado at the Big 12
Conference Championships this
Kansan Staff Reports
Cardinals defeat Brewers,
Grudzielanek hits for cycle
ST. LOUIS Even after getting a home run,
single and double in his first three at-bats, Mark
Grudzielanek wasnt thinking about hitting for
the cycle. Then teammate Albert Pujols began
rooting him on.
He was saying Youve got to do it, youve got
to do it, youve got to go for it, Grudzielanek
said after he helped the St. Louis Cardinals who
defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 yesterday. I
didnt think the opportunity would come, but it
sure did. Its weird how it happens.
Grudzielanek became the first Cardinals player
to hit for the cycle in nine seasons and Chris
Carpenter equaled his career best with 12 strike-
outs for St. Louis, which has won 11 of 12.
Jim Edmonds had two RBI for the Cardinals,
who at 14-5 are off to their best start since the
1968 team opened with that record. The first four
in the batting order were 7-for-9 in the first four
innings against Victor Santos (1-1) and built a 5-
0 lead.
The Cardinals won their fifth straight over the
Brewers, and their current streak began with a
three-game sweep at Milwaukee April 15-17. It
was the first game for St. Louis since closer Jason
Isringhausen, went on the 15-day disabled list
with a strained right abdomen muscle.
The Cards have had success against everybody
this year, not just us, the Brewers Geoff Jenkins
said. You have to be on top of your game.
Julian Tavarez, who entered the season with 17
career saves four last year, struck out the side
in the ninth for his first save.
But he made it clear he wanted to hold the job
for Isringhausen.
I know I cant get too comfortable out there,
Tavares said. It belongs to the big man, Jason,
one of the best closers in the game. And I hope he
can come back soon.
Grudzielanek, who batted in the No. 1 spot for
the second time this year, hit the second leadoff
homer of his career and kick-started a three-run
first. He singled and scored in the second, had an
RBI double in the fourth and tripled off Jorge De
La Rosa in the sixth.
Grudzielanek might have been the least likely
Cardinals player to hit for the cycle: He entered
Wednesdays game with just two triples in 1,333
at-bats over the past four seasons.
St. Louis Cardinals Mark Grudzielanek heads for
first after hitting a triple in the sixth inning against
the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday at Busch Stadium
in St. Louis. Grudzielanek hit for the cycle in his first
four at-bats.
It really was a
toss-up. Its an amazing
feeling that your team
wants you to represent
them, but we really have
six great leaders instead
of just two captains.
Gina Gnatzig
Swimming and diving co-captain
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Big 12 Championships start tomorrow
One day remains until the Big
12 Conference Championships
at Whispering Pines Golf
Course in Trinity, Texas, where
the Kansas mens golf team is
already practicing. Tomorrow
will mark the ninth Big 12
Championship. Here is a look at
the remaining teams the
Jayhawks will face in the last
part of a four-part series.
T h e
Cor nhus ke r s
have tasted
success on a
couple of occa-
sions this season. On April 5,
Nebraska won its second tour-
nament of the season at the
B r a n s o n
C r e e k
Invitational in
Branson, Mo.
The team won
the event with
a total score
of 878, two
shots better
t h a n
S o u t h w e s t
M i s s o u r i
State. Sophomore Brady
Schnell led the Huskers, fin-
ishing the event in second
place with a three-round score
of 216. It was the fourth time
Schnell has placed in the top
six this spring.
Nebraska also won the
Fairway Club Invitational in
September at the Firethorn
Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb.
Nebraska won the tourna-
ment, its first of the season, by
10 strokes over Southern
Mississippi. Junior Judd
Cornell was the Huskers top
performer, finishing second
overall with a total score of
222, good for 9-over-par.
The Huskers did have a poor
performance on April 12 at the
Indian Golf Classic in
Jonesboro, Ark. They finished
the tournament, which was
their last of the regular season,
in 14th place in a 15-team field.
Though the Huskers finished
low in the standings, the event
was shortened by two rounds,
because of rain. The first two
rounds of play were washed out
on Monday, making the tourna-
ment only an 18-hole event.
Cornell was the low scorer for
Nebraska with a 1-under-par
The Huskers will have their
work cut out for them this
weekend, as they havent won
the tournament in school his-
T h e
O k l a h o m a
Sooners are cur-
rently ranked
No. 34 in the
nation by Golf
Week, one spot behind the
Jayhawks. The Sooners have
had a strong season with three
top-five finishes, including
fourth place twice. Sophomore
Anthony Kim is the Sooner
player to watch. He recently
tied for first in the teams final
tournament of the regular sea-
son at the Texas A&M
Invitational on April 17. Kim
propelled the Sooners to a
fourth-place finish with a
three-round score of 210, 6-
under-par for
the tourna-
N e w
Mexico junior
S p e n c e r
Levin, who
was ranked
No. 2 by Golf
Week, shot
the same
score and was
the tournaments co-champion.
Kim became the first Sooner
to finish in first place when he
won the Taylor Made/Waikoloa
Intercollegiate in February of
Kim and the Sooners also
have a challenge in front of
them, as they will hunt for
their first Big 12
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Nebraska, Oklahoma and others aim to earn their schools first championships
Schnell Kim
Honda favors Brit
for Toyko race
MOTEGI, Japan Dan
Wheldons first IndyCar Series
victory came last year in Japan
and it was a great relief for
host Honda.
The victory by Wheldon at
the 2004 Indy Japan 300 in a
Honda-powered car was also
the first for the Japanese
manufacturer on its home
track after six unsuccessful
Wheldon, a 26-year-old
Englishman, will be among the
favorites for Saturdays IRL
race at the track Honda built
north of Tokyo.
In addition to overcoming jet
lag, Wheldon said he also will
have to overcome the unique
challenge of the 1.5-mile
Motegi oval.
What makes it challenging
is that one end is open and one
end is pretty tight, Wheldon
said yesterday.
The Associated Press
Congress investigates gridiron steroid use
establishing uniform drug-test-
ing rules for major U.S. sports
would be a mistake, NFL com-
missioner Paul Tagliabue told
Congress yesterday.
We dont feel that there is
rampant cheating in our sport,
Tagliabue told the House
Government Reform Committee.
Members of the panel criti-
cized footballs penalties as too
lenient and asked whether the
size of todays NFL players was
evidence of steroid use, whether
amphetamines should be
banned and when growth hor-
mone would be tested for.
How is the average American
supposed to look at the size,
strength and speed of todays
NFL linebackers and not con-
clude that they might be taking
performance-enhancing drugs?
asked chairman Tom Davis, R-Va.
Tagliabue countered: Were
certainly not going to jump to
the conclusion that because we
have larger athletes today, there
is increased steroid use in the
National Football League. I
think its nonsense.
On the whole, congressmen
generally praised the NFL for its
cooperation, with more than one
calling yesterdays session a
breath of fresh air compared to
Major League Baseballs hearing.
Still, the committee didnt get
a direct answer as to how wide-
spread steroid use might be in
the NFL. Lawmakers tried to
gauge that level in baseball on
March 17, when an 11-hour
hearing featured Mark
McGwire, Jose Canseco and
other past and current stars.
Yesterday, only two former
NFL players were present, and
one was Hall of Famer Gene
Upshaw, who was invited
because hes the NFL Players
Association chief executive.
The other was Steve
Courson, an offensive lineman
for the Pittsburgh Steelers and
Tampa Bay Buccaneers from
1978-85. He has admitted using
steroids and said they probably
played a role in his developing a
heart condition.
Courson delivered his state-
ment to dozens of empty black
leather chairs.
Later, when asked by ranking
Democrat Henry Waxman of
California what percentage of
pro football players use steroids
today, Courson said: That
would be very hard for me to
determine. Ive been out of the
game for 20 years.
Even a congressman pointed
out the contrast in the witness
If this committee is serious
about investigating steroid use
among football players today,
well, we should probably start
by talking to some of todays
football players, Massachusetts
Democrat Stephen Lynch said.
Davis promised more hearings
and said the NBA would be next.
He said he, Waxman and Sen.
John McCain, R-Ariz., were
working on legislation that would
put sports banned substance lists
and testing protocols under the
auspices of the White House drug
czar, but might leave penalties up
to the leagues.
How is the average American supposed
to look at the size, strength and speed of
todays NFL linebackers and not conclude that
they might be taking performance-enhancing
Tom Davis
Congress chairman, R-Va.
Wanted: new poll
for BCS formula
Championship Series is trying
to establish a new poll to help
determine teams competing for
the national championship.
At their meeting Tuesday,
BCS member athletic directors
made it clear that they pre-
ferred starting a new poll to
replace The Associated Press
rankings, rather than radically
changing their formula, BCS
coordinator Kevin Weiberg
We continue to look at a
poll that would potentially
include a panel of voters that
would be comprised of individ-
uals who have had experience
with the sport, either as admin-
istrators, coaches, perhaps for-
mer players, things of that kind.
Thats where were putting
most of our focus at this
point, said Weiberg, the Big 12
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walking trail, car wash, plus more!
Bring this in with your application and re ceive
$300. off deposit. Offer expires 5/13/04
For part-time package handlers at
FedEx Ground, it s like a paid work-
out. The work is demanding, but the
rewards are big. Come join our team,
get a weekly paycheck, tuition assis-
tance and break a sweat with the
nation s package-delivery leader.
Requirements include:
-18 years of age
-Work five consecutive days/week
-Ability to lift and carry 50-75 lbs.
-Load, unload and sort packages
-Work in hot and cold environments
Benefits Include:
-Scheduled raises every 90 days for the
first year
-Excellent advancement opportunities
-Tuition reimbursement
-No Weekends
-Equal Opportunity Employer
Come apply in person at:
8000 Cole Parkway
Shawnee, KS 66227
Call us at:
913-441-7569 or 913-441-7536
Shifts include:
DAY 2-6 p.m., TWI 6:30-10:30 p.m.,
NIT 11 p.m.-3a.m., SUN 3:30-7:30 a.m.
and Preload 1:30-7:30a.m.
Take Hwy10 to Hwy 7 North. Follow
Hwy 7 to 83rd St and go west. Follow
83rd St. and make a right on Cole Pkwy.
Eye Exams Contact Lenses
Dr. Matt Lowenstein
and Associates
Therapeutic Optometrists Therapeutic Optometrists
841-2500 841-2500
Located Next to SUPER TARGET
Discount with Student Id
Storage units
No Security Deposit
2201 St. James Ct.
Get up to $23,000* in
College Education Assistance!
Package Handlers
Earn $8.50/hour with increases
of 50 after 90 days & 50 at
one year
Benefits (Medical/Dental/Vision/
Life & 401K)
Weekly paycheck
Weekends & holidays off
Paid vacations
To inquire about part-time job
opportunities, visit:
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Athletic/creative counselors/coaches
needed; sports, water, art; apply online;
Teaching Assistant
Brookcreek Learning Center
Teaching Assistants needed for early
intervention program. Openings avail im-
mediately and for summer. Must be ener-
getic & share an enthusiasm for making a
difference in the lives of young children.
Apply at: 200 Mt. Hope Ct. (785) 865-0022
Summer Lifeguard & swim Instructor (WSI
Certified) positions. American Red Cross
lifeguard certification required. Apply at Al-
vamar Country Cl ub, 1809 Crossgate
TION DISTRICT is accepting applications
for a full-time entry-level WATER QUALI-
dinator implements state water quality pro-
grams, promotes establishment of conver-
sation practices, and develops education
programs. Will require some time spent
outdoors, which may include rough ter-
rain. Requires background experience in
conservation or agriculture. College de-
gree preferred. Beginning pay $10 per
hour. Benefits include health insurance,
vacation, and sick leave. For application
and complete job description call (785)-
843-4260 x 3. Applications will be ac-
cepted through May 4, 2005.
AVAIL AUG. small 2 BR apt in older
house, 14th & Conn. Walk to KU, Dil-
lons, & downtown, private porch
with swing, small storage area, off-
street parking. $485 call Jim & Lois
Help wanted for custom harvesting. Com-
bine operators and truck drivers. Guaran-
teed pay, good summer wages. Cal l
970-483-7490 evenings.
Shipping position open. $8.00 per
hour. 20 hours per week. Choose your
own hours. Must have own transportation.
Mileage reimbursed. Involves some heavy
lifting. Must be committed and depend-
able. Send letter and/or resume w/3 refer-
ences to: EEI, P.O. Box 1304, Lawrence,
KS 66044. EOE/AA.
Have experience working with
Raintree Montessori School located on 14
acres with fishing pond and swimming
pools has the following openings begin-
ning June 1. Two late afternoon positions:
3-6 year-olds, 3:15-5:30 PM. 9 hours in
child-related courses and experience re-
quired. Positions continue in the fall.
$8.50/hr. Two full-time elementary sum-
mer camp counsel ors: Art Studi o or
Drama Workshop working with 6-12 year-
olds. Camp experience and training/expe-
ri ence i n art or drama requi red. Cal l
843.6800 or pick up application at
Raintree, 4601 Clinton Parkway.
Spring Break 2006. Travel with STS,
Americas #1 Student Tour Operator. Ja-
maica, Cancun, Acapulco, Bahamas,
Florida. Hiring campus reps.
Call for discounts: 800-648-4849 or
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey!
Grand Stand Sportswear has an immedi-
ate opening for a PT/FT graphic artist ex-
perienced with free hand. Illustrator, and
Photoshop on the Mac. Must provide sam-
ple work and demonstrate artistic talent.
Screen printing knowledge a plus. Apply
i n person at 2124 Del aware St. Cal l
843-8888 with questions.
Affordable College Rates!
2 BR 1 & 1/2 BA
3 floor plans starting at $510
Taking deposits now.
Sunrise Place 841-8400
9th & Michigan
Avail. May, June or Aug. Spacious, 1BRs,
905 Emery, balconies, CA, some totally re-
model ed, No Pets/Smoki ng, Starti ng
$300+util. 841-3192 EHO.
715 and 717 Arkansas (Duplex) Each unit
3 BR, 2 BA, W/D, DW, Microwave, cable
ready, large rooms, great location & close
to KU& bus stop. Aug 1 Call 785-218-8893
Basement 1 BR. Furn. 1/2 block S of KU.
Al l uti l . pai d. car port. Avai l June 1.
$500/mo. Call after 7 p.m. 785-766-0989.
Summer Sitter/Housekeeping/Pet Care
PT position in southern OP. College girl
needed to supervise 10 year old boy, light
housekeeping, and care for small high en-
ergy dog. Weekdays 8-4:30, most Fridays
off. June 2nd start. Apply via email to
3 BR, duplex 2 BA, 1 car garage. 2 YR.
old. W/D hookup. no pets (cats ok) and no
smoki ng. Aug 1. 804 New Jersey
$850/mo. 550-4148
1 & 2 BR some w/ wood floors, free util.,
free W/D use, near KU, $345-560 mo.
841-3633 anytime.
Best Value! California Apts. 501 Califor-
nia Studios, 1,2, & 3 BRs. From $415.
Avail. Now & Aug.1. 841-4935
The perfect summer job! Womens fitness
faci l i ty l ooki ng for qual i fi ed person to
teach kids fitness classes and work in on-
site childcare center. Experience with chil-
dren required. Hourly wage + salon dis-
count & free gym membership. Send re-
sumes to Body Bouti que attn Carri e
Forster 2330 Yale Rd., Lawrence , KS
66049. For more information call 749-2424
Nice, quiet, well kept 2 BR apart-
ment. Appliances, CA, low bills and
more! No pets, no smoking.
$405/mo. 841-6868
Now leasing for fall...
24th and Naismith
2111 Kasold
Excellent locations 1341 Ohio & 1104
Tenn. 2 BR, CA, D/W, W/D hook-ups.
$500 & $480 Aug. 1. No pets. 842-4242
Roadside Tacos
Now Hiring summer wait staff positions!
Apply at 534 Frontier Rd.
Briarstone Apts.
1+2 BR. apts. for June or Aug. Great
nei ghborhood near campus at 1000
Emery Rd. 1 BR- $505 or $515 with W/D
hookups. 2 BR- $635 with W/D hookups.
Balcony or patio, ceiling fan, mini-blinds,
DW, microwave, walk-in closets. No pets.
785-749-7744 or 785-760-4788
Now taking applications. Part time female
care provider/ companion for a young
woman with Autism. Must be available to
work 1-2 overnight shifts per week as well
as some weekend shifts. Experience pre-
ferred, references required. Position starts
May 16. Call 785-266-5307
MONEY! Sports camp i n Mai ne.
Coaches needed: Tenni s, Basketbal l ,
Baseball, Water-sports, Ropes Course,
Golf, Archery, and more. Work Outdoors
and Have a Great Summer! Call Free:
(888) 844-8080 or Apply:
Need help getting As in class? Certi-
fied teacher available for various courses.
If interested call Alan at 785-843-8180.
Graduating Seniors. Celebrate and en-
tertai n your graduati on weekend i n a
unique and elegant setting. Located 4
blocks from campus. Historic Williams
house offers an 1861 home, 9 acres of
perennial gardens, and limestone ruins.
Exceptional on-site catering. Call for an
apt 843-8530.
Reasonable Rates, Experienced
Charming 1 BR apts in Victorian
house very close to campus & down-
town. Util paid. Call 913-441-4169.
College Hill Condos
927 Emery Rd.
3 bed, 2 ba, w/d provided
1050 sq ft, fully equip kitch
$775-800 B101, B303
Midwest Property Mgmt 760-1415
Mass Street Pinups is looking for
beautiful amateur models 18-23 for pinup
and glamour photography - no nudity
required. Excellent pay + incentives.
From sporty, athletic girls to curvy, natural
beauties-we encourage you to call us!
College Pro is now hiring hard-working
students for leadership positions this sum-
mer. Work outside, earn great cash, and
gain skills in leadership, problem solving,
customer servi ce and goal setti ng.
Bonus program & advancement op-
portunities available! 888-277-7962
Needed for work at local stores
No exp reqd/Training provd
Up to $19 per hour
Immed openings FT/PT
Call 1-888-898-4124
Student Summer Help Wanted. General
field work growing flowers, turf and veg-
etables at K-State Research and Exten-
sion Center west of Olathe in Johnson
County. Must have own transportation to
si te 31525 W. 135th Street, Ol athe.
8.00/hr/ 40hrs/wk. Cal l Terry at
913-856-2335 ext. 102 or 816-806-3734.
CAMP TAKAJO for Boys, Naples, Maine.
Picturesque lakefront location, excep-
tional facilities. Mid-June thru mid-August.
Over 100 counselor positions in tennis,
baseball, basketball, lacrosse, golf, flag
football, roller hockey, swimming, sailing,
water skiing, archery, ceramics, fine arts,
theatre arts, camp newspaper, music, pho-
tography, videography, radio/electronics,
nature study, weight training, woodwork-
ing, rock climbing, ropes course, secretar-
ial, nanny. Salary, room/board, travel in-
cluded. Call 800-250-8252 or apply on-
line at
Camp Counselors - Gain valuable expe-
rience while having the summer of a life-
time! Counselors needed for all activities
apply online at
Nanny needed
for fall semester for two children. Tues.
and Thurs. 7am-6pm, Mon. 11 am - 6 pm.
Must have transportation. Please contact
Cathy at 838-4244.
$300/day potential. No experience nec.
Training Provided.800-965-6520 ext.108
Apartments, Houses, and Duplexes
for rent. Best prices and service in
town. 842-7644
1, 2, 3 & 4 BR apts. & town homes
Now Leasing for Summer & Fall
walk-in closets, patio/balcony swimming
pool, KU bus route.
Or call 785-843-0011 to view
3 BR, 2 BA, on bus rte., DW, W/D, newly
remodeled, $720/mo. water included, $50
electric paid per mo. 816-289-3502
2 BR apt in ren. older house 14th &
Conn. Walk to KU/dwntwn, AVAIL
AUG. wd flrs, AC, D/W, WD hookups,
cats ok, $599 call Jim & Lois
2 BR / 2 BATH
With Washer Dryer
Starting at $675
Newer property- central location
Country Club
MPM- 841-4935
The Kansas Research and Education Net-
work has openings starting both now and
in the fall for Tier 1 Technicians. Employ-
ees will monitor and receive support calls
from members of our statewide networks.
Duties include but are not limited to initial
troubleshooting and diagnosis of network
issues. Employees will also maintain the
trouble ticket system and will assist in
other departments of the company as
needed. Positions available are part time
with day, evening, and weekend hours
available. Experience with customer ser-
vice, computer networks and basic com-
puter troubleshooting is preferred but we
will train the right individuals.
To apply, Please submit a cover letter, re-
sume, and three references by mail or
email to:
KanREN, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 442167
Lawrence, KS 66044
or to:
2 BR, 1 BA, lrg. 444 California. On bus
route, W/D, CA, pets ok, $600. 550-7325.
Need a New PC or Laptop? Bad Credit?
No Credit? No Problem! All we need is
a valid checking account and a current util-
i ty bi l l . Don t Del ay - Cal l Today
866-352-1735. FreshStartPCs.
1 & 2 BR apts. Walking distance to cam-
pus. Free water & gas. 550-2580.
2000 Oldsmobile Alero. Excellent cond,
power everything. Brand new tires, recent
tune-up. $4350. Leave message 312-7512
Apt. room for rent, private bath. Off 6th
street. $322/ month + 1/2 Utilities. Avail-
able Graduation - End of July. Call Molly
913 302 6989
1 BR apt in ren. older house 9th &
Miss. Walk to KU/dwntn, wd flrs, AC,
D/W, cats ok, off-street park. AVAIL
AUG, $450. call Jim & Lois 841-1074.
MAKE $$ Exciting, fun, summer working
with kids, on magnificent lake in central
Maine! Counselor positions still available:
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse,
Hockey, Water-Ski, Wakeboard, Swim-
WSI, Sailing, Hiking, Overnight Camping,
Rock Cl i mbi ng,Woodworki ng, Arts &
Crafts. TOP SALARIES, Free
Room/Board, Travel Allowance. Apply
online ASAP: www.campcobbossee.-
com or call 1-800-473-6104
Space & quiet. Private BR in spacious
house shared with 2 male KU students.
$475/month includes utilities & Internet.
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In a Class of its Own.
Now Leasing
Dorms, 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom
Free furnishing available
On KU Bus Routes
On-site Laundry
On-site Managers
24hr. Emergency Maintenance
Swimming Pool
Pets Allowed
Show Units Open daily
No appointments needed.
Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat. 10am-4pm
15th and Kasold
$99 Deposit Special
OR 1 Month Free
Rents Starting at $485
Just West of
Iowa on 26th
Now Accepting Short Term Leases
Large 3&4 BR, 2 full bath
Large fully applianced
Dishwasher & microwave in kitchen
Gas heat & hot water
Central heat & air
Off street parking
Fully furnished @ no cost
24 hr. emergency maintenance
Washer & Dryer
Modern decor
Show Units Open daily
No appointments needed.
Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
19th & Mass
The Ultimate in Luxury Living
Luxury 1,2,3 BR apts.
Full size washer and dryer
24 hour fitness room
Computer Center
Pool with sundeck
1/4 mile west on Wakarusa
5000 Clinton Parkway
Leasing FALL 2005!
Luxury Apartments
NEWDVD Library &
Continental Breakfast
Short walk to campus
1942 Stewart Avenue
Gated 1, 2 & 3 BRs
Huge Bedrooms & Closets
Full size W/D
Pool, Hot Tub,
Fitness Center
Free DVDs & Breakfast
All Inclusive
Packages Available
3601 Clinton Parkway
Now Leasing
for fall
Luxury apts
1, 2 & 3 BRs
DVD library & free
continental breakfast
2001 W. 6 St.
3-4 BR, 2 Bath, washer, dryer, AC,
garage and big yard. Starting Aug. 1. On
cul de sac. 608 Saratoga. 760-2896.
Walk to Campus! 1712 Ohio. 3 & 4 BR
Apts. Avai l . Aug. 1. Mi dwest Property
Mgmt. 841-4935
4 BR, 2 BAhouse
Hrdwd fl, 1 car gar, W/D hkups
4334 Clinton Pkwy $1300
Able to have 4 unrelated persons!!
4 BR, 2 BA, 2 story house
W/D hkups, 2 car gar, fenced yard
4808 W 25th St. $1100
Max of 3 unrelated persons!
841-4935 Ask for Wendy
Female art student seeks female room-
mate, 1/2 hour commute to KU, house on
3/4 acre, art studio, garage, view, deck,
fi repl ace, $425/mo. + 1/2 uti l . Approx
$650/mo. total. 913-721-9964
3 BR, 2 BA house, all appl, full bsmt, 1
car garage. CA, gas heat. New carpet &
paint. New siding, lg yard. $151,500. Avail
ASAP1832 W 22nd. 636-561-4077.
Female Roommate wanted for 3 BR apt.
$280 /mo. plus 1/3 util. Lease from 8/05
-7/06. Call for details. (785)-760-0223.
Seeking third for 4 BR/3 BA house. W/D,
high speed Internet, garage, deck/bal-
cony. $200-300 + util. Call 913-207-6519
or 785-856-0509.
Female Roommate wanted. Own BR and
own BA. WD, and Cabl e, on the bus
route. Avail. June 1st. $300/ mo. plus util.
call (913) 710-6432
Remodeled! Eastview Apts. 1025 Miss.
Studio, 1 &2 BRs. Avail. Aug. 1. Midwest
Property Mgmt. 841-4935
Near KU; Studio and 1 BR apts. Rm. or of-
fice apt. in private home. Possible ex-
change for misc. labor. Call 841-6254
Sunflower Apts. Large 1& 2 BR apts.
Free cable. $395-$435. $99 deposit. Pets
okay 842-7644.
Midpoint of Campus and Downtown
Kentucky Place- 1300 block of Kentucky
2, 3, and 4 BRs avail.
Lots of closet space
Call for Specials
MPM- 841-4935
Save on utilities, Avail. June or Aug.
Remodeled studios close to campus. Wa-
ter, gas paid. Quiet, mature secure build-
ing, furn/unfurn, no smoking/pets. Starting
$370, 841-3192.
Summer Sublease. Avail. May 14th. 2-3
BR, 1 BA, W/D, no pets allowed.$615/mo.-
+ util. Call Jason at 913-645-8969.
Summer sublease 2 BR, 2 BA, 5 min.
walk to campus, quiet, no pets, W/D. Call
Erica (785) 550-5572.
Summer sublease 1 room avail. in 2 BR
apt, 6th & Iowa, spacious, W/D, pets ok,
$330/mo. + util. 785-218-6192
spacious townhome, over 1,100 sq. ft.
$375 mo.+ util. 845-8544 or 913-980-3928.
Want a Bitchin Bedroom?
Ive got a great 1 BR apt for $430/mo. Wa-
ter and trash is paid, so you dont have to
worry about it! The apt is on the KU bus
route! The address is 2408 Alabama if
you want to check it out. Avail June 1st for
sublease, but Im flexible on that. Call
766-5709 and please leave a message.
Cute 1041 Conn. 2+ BR $685/mo. No
Pets. Avail 8/1. 1300 Connecticut Nice 3
BR, 2 BA $975/mo. No Pets. Avail. 6/1.
Call 841-2544 or 841-4935
Great Summer Housing
3-4 BR, 3 BA, 2 car, W/D hkps, mowing
incl. Avail. 5/1 through summer and/or fall.
$350-$400/person. No smoking/ pets.
Brand new subdivision. 1848 Villo Woods
(19th & Delaware). 785-550-6939
1 BR apt. Cable, WD included, 2 bal-
conies, stones throw to KU. $499. Sub-
lease until July 31st. Call 785-838-3377 &
ask about Hawker B6.
Looking for 2 female Roommates for 2003
town home. No pets, no smoking. Located
5-10 min from campus. Avail. Aug. $350 +
1/3 utilities. Call 785-550-5855.
Sublease for June and July. 1 Large BR
apt., hardwood floors, free cable & some
uti l . $420mo.+ el ectri ci ty. 1215 Ten-
nessee. Call Suzie 312-4803.
Great studio apt, $425/mo, no deposit, all
util paid. Perfect condition. Avail May 16
unti l Aug. Lease i s extendabl e. Trai l
Ridge apts contact Danielle 816-699-3337.
Roommate Needed ASAP for really spa-
cious and nice 2BR apt. Get your own
designated parking spot. $300 mo & no
util. Call Chrissie at 913-634-8116.
1112 New Jersey Large 3 BR,
1.5 BAhouse. $1000/ mo. No pets
841-4935 ask for Wendy
2 BR, 2 BA avail July 10, 05 through Aug
1, 06. CA, W/D, 2 car garage, on bus
route. No smoking, no pets. Nice Prairie
Meadow location. $800, call 785-842-0001
Attn sen. and grad students. Real nice,
quiet [3 BR,3 BA}, [2 BR, 1 BA] Close to
KU. Lots of windows, hardwood floors. No
pets/smoking. 331-5209 or 749-2919
3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car garage. Gorgeous
home. MUST SEE! Desi rabl e West
Lawrence location. 4832 Tempe St. pets
ok. $1100/mo. Avail Aug 1. 218-8254 or
3 bed, 2 ba, 2 car gar
2 living areas, large kit
w/d hook, walk out bsmt
2505 Rawhide Ln $975
Midwest Property Mgmt 841-4935
4 BR, 2 BA duplexes. Avail. August 1st.
All Appliances incl. W/D. On bus route.
$895/mo. 1811 W. 4th. Call 766-9823
3 BR, 2 BA. Close to KU. 744 Missouri,
W/D hookups, pets okay $750/mo. August
1st. 785-218-8254 or 785-218-3788.
4 BR, 3 BA, W/D, Dishwasher, Central
Ai r, near downtown, cats okay.
$1500/mo. 545 Tennesse. 785-842-8473
Leasing Aug. 331-7821
2 BR, on KU bus rte. $550
2 BR + den, on KU bus rte. $595
3 large BR, W/D, garage, FP, $975
2 BR NOW/ Aug., W/D, westside $675+
Parkway Gardens
3 bed, 2 ba w/ 1 car gar
w/d hook, private patio
Located in Quiet setting
Max of 3 people $875-$975
Midwest Property Mgmt 766-4852
Great Location!!
3 bed, 1.5 ba, 1 car gar
w/d hook, 2 level, deck and patio
3005-3007 University Dr.
Located in quiet area!! $775
Midwest Property Mgmt 841-4935
Students & Recent Grads- Rooms are
avail. in an upscale Townhouse now & for
2005/2006 school year @ $395 mo. + util.-
New W/D and includes amenities. Ideally
located in west Lawrence 3.7 miles from
KU Visitor Center. We are currently taking
appl i cati ons. Cal l 785-550-7601 or
3 BR, al l appl i ances, i n W. Lawrence
$995 to $1095 starting Aug. 1. Well Main-
tained. Great Locations. 749-4010.
Now leasing for June/Aug.
2-3 bdrm townhomes at the
following locations:
*Bainbridge Circle
(1190 sq. ft to 1540 sq. ft)
*Brighton Circle
(1200 sq. ft to 1650 sq. ft)
*Adam Avenue (1700 sq. ft)
*Equipped kitchens
*W/D hk-ups
*Window coverings
*Garages w/openers
*Ceramic tile
*Lawn care provided
2 BR town home w/ garage
W/D Hookups
Hanover- 1400 block Kentucky
MPM- 841-4935
The Roanoke Apts.
W. 41st. Place and Roanoke Rd.KC, MO.
1-2 Bdrms. Near KU Med. Ctr.
Off-street parking.816-756-1789
Great Westisde Location!
950 Monterey Way
1 & 2 bed, 1 ba, laundry on site
fully equip kit $410 & $500
Midwest Property Mgmt 841-4935
Enjoy a panoramic view of Lawrence from
your well maintained, spacious, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath condo. Rent is only $825.00
with water and trash paid. Featuring a
fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, on
the KU bus route, or enj oy a short 5
minute walk to class or downtown. For a
showi ng cal l 842-6264 or 865-8741
evenings & weekends.
Lg studio apts near KU at 945 MO. Avail
May or June 1 & Aug 1. Lots of windows
& nice kitchen cabinets. Off-street parking
& private entrance. $410 gas & water
paid. No pets or smoking. 749-0166.
Location! Location!
901 Illinois
2 BR/ 1 Bath
W/D Hookups
Starting at $535
MPM- 841-4935
Heatherwood Apts. Large 1, 2 & 3 BR
apts. Pool , carports, 2 BA, water pd.
$450-$595. $99 deposit. 842-7644
3 BR 2 1/2 BA$820
4 BR 2 BA$920
Unbelievable space for your money.
Taking deposits now.
Sunrise Village 841-8400
660 Gateway Ct.
2 bed, 2 ba, 1 car gar
w/d hook, bsmt, deck
4729 Moundridge Ct $800
Midwest Property Mgmt 841-4935
Work in K.C.- School in Lawrence?
Turtle Rock Condos- 2100 Haskell
2 BR starting at $550
Washer/Dryer hookups
MPM- 841-4935
2 bed, 2 ba, 2 car gar
fenced yard, w/d hook
large eat in kitch, pets ok
2112 Pikes Peak $725
Midwest Property Mgmt 841-4935
Washer/Dryer provided
Great Location- 6th and Michigan
1,2,3 BR starting at $450
$99 Security Deposit
Woodward Apts
West Side Bargain
1, 2 BR - 1 bath
Bus Route
Great kitchens/floorplans
Jacksonville- $199 Sec. Dep.
MPM- 841-4935
Large floorplan for the $$$$$
Bradford Square
Central Location- $199 Sec. Dep.
1,2,3 BRs
MPM- 841-4935
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news 6B the university daily kansan THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2005
The Big 12 conference
champion Kansas soccer team
competed in two spring exhibi-
tion games in Indiana last
The teams first stop was in
Indianapolis on Saturday where
the Jayhawks flew past the
Purdue Boilermakers, 3-0.
Junior forward Caroline Smith,
sophomore forward Lacey
Novak, and Jenifer Thomas, a
transfer player from Texas Tech,
scored the goals for the
On Sunday, the Jayhawks
traveled to Bloomington, Ind.,
and took on the Indiana
Hoosiers. There the Jayhawks
suffered their first defeat of the
exhibition season, 2-0.
Overall, the Jayhawks are 2-1
in spring play. After three games
the team is finding out what
kinks to work out before next
Playing three games has
been good for us because it has
allowed us to make some
adjustments so that we are
ready to go in the fall, Thomas
Thomas is excited to be a
part of the Kansas soccer team
after playing for Texas Tech last
Im looking forward to next
season because of the success
this team had last fall, and Im
excited to have an opportunity
to be a part of it, Thomas said.
Junior goalkeeper Erin
Ferguson said the spring season
was helping the team recognize
its strengths and weaknesses
and release built-up energy.
I believe we are coming
together very well, both on and
off the field, she said. The
games gave us a chance to
release all the pent-up energy
on someone other than our-
Kansas went 18-5-0 last sea-
son, which gave the team its
first Big 12 Championship.
Kansas also made it to the
NCAA Tournament where they
lost in the second round to
The Jayhawks are working
on all the little things to make
them better as a team, and
individually. Ferguson said
that the training the team was
going through helped it see
strengths and build its on-the-
field skills.
The Jayhawks play at 5 p.m.
today against the Blue Valley
Stars U-15 club, at the Jayhawk
Soccer Complex.
Edited by Jennifer Voldness
Jayhawks face Hoosiers, Boilermakers, recognize strengths and weaknesses
SOCCER: 3-0, 2-0
Kansas has completed three of its
five spring exhibition games. The
final two games are against
Kansas City-area boys teams.
April 2
Kansas 2 Minnesota 0
April 23
Kansas 3 Purdue 0
April 24
Indiana 2 Kansas 1
Kansas vs. Blue Valley
May 5
Kansas vs. KCFC
Fly away home
Chicago Cubs Corey Patterson watches his walk-off home run fly
out of the park during the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds
yesterday in Chicago. The home run gave the Cubs an 8-7 victory.
stranded seven during the game.
The starters added two more runs in the
bottom of the seventh, and the reserves
continued to move runners in the eighth
inning, adding the final three scores.
Every player in the Kansas dugout
except senior infielder Andy Scholl and
senior catcher Mike Bessolo batted.
Bessolo saw the field in the top of the
ninth. Ritchie Price and freshman sec-
ond baseman Ryne Price were the only
starters who took the field in the top of
the ninth inning.
Sophomore left-handed pitcher Sean
Land earned the victory after pitching
five innings and setting a career high
with six strikeouts. Land said he was dis-
appointed he had to leave the game.
I wish I could have gone more than
five innings, he said. I did pretty well.
Overall, it was one of the best of my
career. I had a pretty good fastball.
Ritch Price said he wanted to give
other pitchers a chance to play in the
lopsided game. He said starting pitchers
would have to play more innings in this
weekends series against Kansas State.
Our starting pitching staff has to get us
into the sixth and seventh innings, he
said. Its crucial that we either have the
lead or the games tied at that point.
The Jayhawks and Wildcats will play
at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in Manhattan.
The teams will return to Lawrence for
the final two games of the series.
Weve kind of got our backs against
the wall, Ritchie Price said. This series
will make or break us.
Cross is Kansan sports editor.
Edited by Megan Claus
Exhibition play eye-opening
death for a pitcher, but players have
also suffered heart attacks after get-
ting hit in the chest.
A pitcher standing on the mound,
arms extended, after throwing a pitch
is completely vulnerable. There is lit-
tle or nothing a pitcher can do to pro-
tect himself.
A study published in the Official
Journal of the American College of
Sports Medicine showed that a ball
coming off a metal bat has a much
higher velocity than a ball coming off
a wooden bat.
Using wooden bats for collegiate
games would also help players pre-
pare for the professional ranks.
After last season Kansas baseball
players Matt Tribble, Ryan Baty and
Travis Metcalf were all drafted by
major league clubs, and immediate-
ly joined their minor league affili-
There certainly was a transition
period for them to adjust from using a
metal bat each day. Using wooden
bats helps give the college baseball
players the opportunity to improve
their skills using the same equipment
professionals use.
Many collegiate players participate
in wooden bat leagues during the
summer to prepare on their own. But
why not prepare them for the best
competition while they are playing
collegiate games?
It would provide a better game at
the professional level as they use the
same equipment for a long period of
The offensive productivity certainly
would drop in the college game.
However, players will eventually
adjust and offensive output will
remain high.
Some Little League organizations
have seen the problems of using metal
bats, and are now converting to
wooden-bat-only leagues.
Chelmsford, Mass., banned all
metal bat use for the 2004 season.
Its a step in the right direction, but
more still needs to be done. Getting
the NCAA to sign on to ban the use of
metal bats certainly would show oth-
ers that this is a very serious matter.
Instead of hearing the ping that is
made when a metal bat makes contact
with a ball, change it to the crack of
a wooden bat.
It makes sense and it will save lives.
Colaianni is a McLean, Va.,
sophomore in journalism and
political science.
Playing these
games has been good
for us because it has
allowed us to make
some adjustments so
that we are ready to
go in the fall.
Jenifer Thomas
transfer player from Texas Tech
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