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Jayplay
Don’t even think about
recording an album
without reading Rory
Flynn’s story about home
recording studios. Read
about how easy it is
to jam out and record
music right in your living
room.
Jayhawks adjust after player’s suspension
The men’s basketball team and its coach are pre-
paring for a nine-game stretch without sophomore
forward Darnell Jackson. PAGE 1B
Artist uses experiences as inspiration
Toni Brou has endured the pain of losing some
of her closest loved ones. She’s turned the pain
into hope with her art, which is on display in the
Kansas Union. PAGE 2A
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The sTudenT vOice since 1904
t profile
Jared Soares/KANSAN
Engineering Professor Ed McBride prides himself on his dedication to his
students. He makes himself constantly available to engineering students.
t student senate
Goals in progress
KUnited checks in halfway through term
By GaBy Souza
gsouza@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
On a typical Monday after-
noon, students may fnd Ed
McBride, practically a 24-hour
professor, anywhere in the engi-
neering buildings.
He is briskly roaming the frst
foor of Spahr Engineering Li-
brary, seeking students he can
help with their homework. If
he’s not there, he’s in his offce,
where comfy armchairs and a
clean desk invite even the shy-
est students.
Making himself constantly
available to students is just one
of the ways McBride tries to be a
good teacher. And being a good
teacher is the most important
thing in the world to him.
“Honestly, the best thing
about teaching is making a dif-
ference” in students’ lives, he
said.
McBride has been a civil engi-
neering lecturer at the School of
Engineering since Fall 2002. He
was nominated for the HOPE
award, which awards a student-
chosen professor for excellence
in teaching, earlier this month.
In the classroom, McBride is
dynamic. He craves the atten-
tion of his class and makes sure
no one is sitting in the back of
the room. He knows his subject
matter and explains it in a way
that makes him easy to listen to,
said Shane Thompson, Oklaho-
ma City junior.
He spends seven days a week
in the engineering buildings,
dressed in sweats on the week-
ends after biking fve miles to
campus.
He holds study sessions at
night for each of his four classes
each semester, in addition to the
sessions he holds for other en-
gineering classes he knows stu-
dents are having trouble with.
And he can always be reached
by phone, said James Ratley,
Gardner senior.
“He’s defnitely here for the
students, not the University,”
Ratley said.
McBride received his un-
dergraduate degree from the
University, and it was a former
professor of McBride’s, Profes-
sor Stan Rolfe, who encouraged
McBride to join the faculty.
Rolfe introduced him to Tom
Mulinazzi, the chairman of the
civil engineering department.
Mulinazzi said he was immedi-
ately impressed.
“After I met him, I thought
‘Wow, let’s get this guy, he’s en-
thusiastic,’” Mulinazzi said.
McBride told Rolfe that if he
came to the University, he sim-
ply wanted to teach and nothing
else.
see PROFessOR On Page 4a
Sacrifcing for
student needs
Professor offers all his time
By Malinda oSBorne
mosborne@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
Performing in front of a large
crowd doesn’t make Morgan Fog-
arty nervous, but having to change
costumes in less than a minute dur-
ing a performance does.
That is what Fogarty, St.
Charles, Ill., junior, and the rest
of the University Dance Com-
pany will be doing on Thursday
and Friday for their only two
performances of the semester.
The company will perform sev-
en different dances choreographed
in part by professors and an award-
winning visiting dance profession-
al. Each dance is accompanied by
a different genre of music, such as
contemporary jazz, classical and
even Irish.
“Some are serious while oth-
ers are lighthearted. It’s a good
mix of entertainment and art,”
Fogarty said.
Visiting choreographer Pat-
rick Corbin put the last dance
together. Corbin has received
awards and recognition for
performing and staging his
own work, as well as the work
of choreographer Paul Taylor,
throughout the United States.
He was featured in the Academy
Award-nominated documentary
“Dancemaker” and founded his
own company, CorbinDances,
in 2003.
see DanCe On Page 4a
Making himself
constantly available to
students is just one of
the ways McBride tries
to be a good teacher.
And being a good
teacher is the most
important thing in the
world to him.
t arts
Only two chances to dance
Company to perform at Lied
University Dance
Company Performance
F The shows will begin at
7:30 p.m. on both Thurs-
day and Friday at the Lied
Center. Tickets are $10 for
adults and $7 for students
and senior citizens.
Source: School of Fine Arts
show times
By John Jordan
jjordan@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
Halfway through its term, two
KUnited campaign goals have
been completed, but in some
cases it’s diffcult to know who
should take the credit.
KUnited’s 2004 campaign
platform promoted nine issues
related to student services and
activities. Marynell Jones, stu-
dent body vice president, said
the coalition had made “ad-
equate” progress and “signif-
cant” progress would be made
in the term’s remaining months.
— Edited by Tricia Masenthin
Issue: Removing fees
for transcripts and
career services.
Result: No go. Students will be paying these fees for the rest of the year.
Joan Hahn, assistant registrar, said the
transcript fees would stay for now. David
Gaston, University Career Center director,
said there had been meetings about remov-
ing fees for career services, but it’s unclear
where money to cover the costs would come
from. Nick Sterner, student body president,
said he had met with career services and the
University Registrar’s staff to discuss the
issue. Student Senate will be writing funding
proposals during winter break.
Issue: Online ticket redemption for
basketball tickets.
Result: Go. Students can redeem tickets online for $1 per game.
Jim Marchiony, Kansas associate athletics director, said KUnited
was involved with the process. The Athletics Department used Senate to monitor its progress. Marchiony said he didn’t
know if students would still be able to get tickets
online if KUnited hadn’t been elected. Jones said
KUnited’s role was to make sure the department
knew this was an issue.
Issue: Online park-
ing ticket payment.
Result: No go. A plan is
in the works, but it won’t
take effect until next fall at
the earliest, said Donna Hultine,
director of the Parking Department. Issues with secure credit card pay- ments have slowed the process.
Issue: New printing service. Result: Go. It’s coming. The Kansas Union could have the FedEx
Kinko’s store open as
early as the beginning
of the spring semester,
said David Mucci, director
of KU Memorial Unions.
Issue: Extended hours at the Student Recreation Fitness Center.
Result: Go. The center
has extended its hours
until spring break. The
extended hours would be
in effect if KUnited hadn’t
been elected said Mary Chappell, Recreation Services director.
Issue: A new self-defense program.
Result: Maybe. Chappell said there had been conversations to start a program for next semes-
ter. She said the Emily Taylor
Women’s Resource Center had
provided workshops with the rec-
reation center before. Sterner said he had been meeting with Chappell and the resource center to work on a pilot program next semester.
Issue: Free parking at the Kansas Union garage after 5 p.m.
Result: No go. Students
have to pay 24 hours a
day to park at the Union
garage on weekdays.
Hultine said the Parking
Commission and Senate were investi- gating the issue, but the commission had looked into it the last two years without changing it.
Issue: Purchasing renewable energy sources for all
student-funded
buildings.
Result: No go. Jason Boots,
Plano, Texas, senior said he
was looking into a plan, but not for next semester. Senate is looking into funding the extra costs of green power. The plan also wouldn’t take effect un- til the recreation center expansion was completed and the Multicultural Re- source Center was built.
Issue: More recycling
locations.
Result: No go. No additional
recycling locations have
been added yet. Sterner said
Senate had been researching
additional locations, possibly at the Kansas Union and near Haworth Hall, north of Robinson Center. Jeff Severin, KU Recycling manager, said KU Recy- cling frst needed to see how much use current locations experienced and if new bins were necessary.
Here’s a look at the progress on KUnited’s platform:
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(Left to Right) Lauren McKim, Prairie Village senior; Marcus Hurst, Lenexa freshman; Katie Abrahamson, Leawood
sophomore; Chris Trepinski, Lawrence freshman; Kara Meyers, Stillwell freshman and Matt Abbick, Junction City
senior performed the “Carousel” in the University Dance Company’s dress rehearsal at the Lied Center. The Univer-
sity Dance Company will perform Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center.
news 2A The UniversiTy DAily KAnsAn ThUrsDAy, november 17, 2005
“I’m going home and hanging out
with my mommy and the rest of
my family. We’ll eat turkey, and my
uncle will probably make my mom
mad just like every other year.”
Lucas Lux, Topeka freshman
“I’m going home and spending time
with friends and family.”
Kathleen Murray,
Overland Park freshman
“I’m going home. Eating turkey.”
Heather Bratton, DeSoto freshman
“I’m picking up my boyfriend at K-
State so he can drive me back, and
then I’m going home and eating lots
of turkey!”
Heidi Hepp, Liberal senior
What are your plans for Thanksgiving break?
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By Frank Tankard
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KANSAN STAFF WRITER
Toni Brou saunters through the
empty art gallery, quietly examining
the work. She browses through the
writings posted next to each piece
in the collection, which tell the sad
story that inspired it.
She reads about the death of the
artist’s father and husband a year
apart — leaving the artist alone to
raise her three young boys — and
about the dying woman who changed
the artist’s life.
Brou refects on the collection lat-
er in the afternoon at a shaded table
behind the Kansas Union, “It’s just
hard to believe that was my life.”
Much has changed since Brou lost
her father and then her husband,
who died fve years ago Friday. She
has sunk to the depths and emerged,
brush in hand, to create a simple,
uplifting collection of art. Her man-
tra: “The sun always rises.”
“When I was a KU student and
didn’t have any worries, my work
was unhappy,” said Brou, a 1990
graduate and senior administrative
assistant at the Natural History Mu-
seum. “It’s almost like I had to lose a
lot to appreciate the little things and
fnd the joy in them.”
Her work depicts smiling suns
and moons made from polymer
clays and papier-mâché. As a trib-
ute to her father, an amateur creator
of “junk art,” she often mounts the
pieces on hub caps and incorporates
ceiling fan parts, glass plates, ends of
cans and other discarded junk into
her art.
Her pieces hang in a dozen galler-
ies across the country, and a collec-
tion called “It’s Our Scars That Make
Us Stronger” is being displayed until
Wednesday at the Student Union Ac-
tivities art gallery in the Kansas Union.
“The overriding theme is hope,”
Brou, 39, said. “The timing was
tragic, but I don’t feel like my life is
tragic. I feel really, really blessed.”
Dark days
Seven years ago, when Brou’s
husband, Marcel, learned he had liv-
er cancer, blessed wasn’t one of the
words that came to her mind.
Over the course of two years the
cancer spread — frst to his lungs,
then to his brain. He went through
a liver re-sectioning, three types of
chemotherapy, brain surgery and
brain radiation. Sometimes the treat-
ments seemed to be working. Some-
times they didn’t.
Seven months after Marcel’s diag-
nosis, Brou became pregnant with
their third child. She and Marcel
would drive together to St. Luke’s
Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., where
she would have prenatal checkups
while he went to the oncologist.
Months later, in Nov. 1999, Brou’s
father died of heart failure at the age
of 70. A few days later, she gave birth
to her third son.
As she sat in her hospital bed a
day or two after giving birth, Marcel
came to her with the news he’d just
received from his doctor: The che-
motherapy wasn’t working.
Half a year later, they were at Mid-
land Hospice in Topeka, where Mar-
cel lived out his last four months.
She felt buried.
“My husband was dying and I was
mad,” she said. “I thought everybody
had a better life than I did.”
Then, from her hole in the ground,
an arm came to lift her out. It came
in the form of a sick woman in her
early 50s being pushed in a wheel-
chair at the hospice. Brou overheard
the woman calmly say, “I am so
blessed, I am so blessed.”
It probably seemed like an or-
dinary moment. But not to Brou.
She saw something deep inside the
woman.
“I think my jaw dropped,” she
said. “Her sincerity put things in per-
spective to me. To be at such peace,
she had to have spent her time here
on earth very wisely.”
The woman, Renee Carr, died of a
brain tumor a few days later. Marcel
died also, days before their youngest
son’s frst birthday. Brou never got
an opportunity to talk to the woman.
She didn’t need to.
“In just a few seconds, she taught
me everything I needed to know about
having a grateful heart,” she said.
Finding the sun
After Marcel died, Brou started
making up for lost time with her
three boys. Students at the St. Law-
rence Catholic Campus Center had
been volunteering to watch after
them while she was taking care of
Marcel, and she realized they’d been
nearly parentless.
She began to rely on Franklin,
Frederick and Freeman — now
10, 7 and 5 years old — to give her
strength. Franklin, the logical, sci-
entifc one, is the only one who can
remember his father. Frederick, the
one who’s said he wanted to be an
artist, looks most like him. Freeman,
the youngest, is the one who bounc-
es off the walls.
She also started creating the col-
orful suns and moons. With the
woman from the hospice in mind,
she developed her mantra, “The sun
always rises.”
She started sending her work to
dealers across the country, and got
some enthusiastic responses. Mi-
chelle Zjala Winter, co-owner of The
Gift Itself, an art gallery in Green Bay,
Wis., was one of the gallery owners
who immediately took to her work.
“She found inspiration in working
again and working with her hands,”
she said. “The process of that re-
ally helped her work through it, that
whole of idea of turning something
that’s absolutely heart-wrenching into
something that can lift others up.”
In June, Brou took a temporary
job at the Natural History Museum.
It lasts until the end of the semester,
when the woman she replaced comes
back from maternity leave. She isn’t
sure what she’s going to do after
that, but she wants to stay on at
the University.
On Oct. 30, two days before her
art was to go up in the Union, her
mother died. She could have post-
poned the opening of the exhibition,
but she decided not to. It ft with the
message of her work to go on.
“The sun always rises,” she said.
“Things get better.”
— Edited by Tricia Masenthin
t profile
Dark experiences help create works of hope
Artist fnds light
Toni Brou’s “Roll
with it, Baby!” is a
mixed-media piece
on a salvaged
hubcap. Brou’s
work is on display
until Wednesday at
the Student Union
Activities art gal-
lery in the Kansas
Union. Gallery
hours are Monday
through Friday, 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
people
NEW YORK — Matthew McConaughey has
been named the “sexiest man alive” by People
magazine.
The actor is pictured on the cover of People’s
annual issue, on newsstands Friday. For the 36-
year-old McConaughey, it’s a clear sign that his
career is in the midst of an upturn — and that
his girlfriend, Penelope Cruz, may be rubbing
off on him.
“Now I’ve made it,” he told the magazine.
“Wait until you see the roles I could take after
this. You’re going to see my gut hanging over,
plus 22 (pounds). It’ll be a whole new kind of
sexy!”
McConaughey is the 20th “sexiest man” for
People, who frst bequeathed the honor to Mel
Gibson in 1985. The magazine credited McCo-
naughey’s “heaping helping of Texas’s fnest
Southern charm” for the choice.
But he says the part of the title that he’s
proud of isn’t “sexiest”: “I like the `alive’ part.”
— The Associated Press
By Megan Penrod
editor@kansan.com
KANSAN coRRESpoNdENT
Matthew McConaughey named
‘sexiest man’ by People magazine
Contributed photo from Toni Brou
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FA 19-year-old KU student re-
ported to Lawrence police the
theft of some items between
6 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m.
Monday from the 1400 block
of Anthony Michael Drive. The
items are valued at $83.
FA 21-year-old KU student
reported to Lawrence police
the theft of a specialized
bicycle and a cable lock
between 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
and 6:45 p.m. from the 1000
block of Kentucky Street. The
bicycle is valued at $320. The
cable lock is valued at $15.
FA 25-year-old KU student
reported to Lawrence police
the theft of a Rolex Oyster
Perpetual between 11 a.m. and
3 p.m. Nov. 9 from the 1300
block of Stone Meadows Drive.
FA 30-year-old KU student
reported to the KU Pub-
lic Safety Offce damage
to a kickstand on a BMW
motorcycle between noon
and 2 p.m. Monday in lot 90,
next to the Robinson Center.
The damage is estimated at
$100.
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on campus
FSamantha Power, Harvard
professor, Pulitzer Prize winner
and former executive director of
the Carr Center for Human Rights
Policy, is delivering a speech
called “Can U.S. Foreign Policy
Be Fixed?” at 7:30 tonight in the
Kansas Union Ballroom.
FThe African Student Associa-
tion is serving an African Thanks-
giving dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday at
Ecumenical Christian Ministries.
F A graphic credit in Wednes-
day’s The University Daily
Kansan was left off the page.
Taylor Miller created the
photo illustration for “The
second coming.”
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas
Republican Party Chairman Tim
Shallenburger says either the
party pulls itself together soon
or he’s gone.
Shallenburger said the party
can’t continue to be divided
into conservative and moderate
camps, split over such issues as
abortion and taxes.
“I don’t believe that’s a win-
ning situation,” he told The
Kansas City Star for a story in
its Wednesday editions. “So I’ll
leave if that should occur.”
Shallenburger, 10 months
into his two-year term, said he
would fnd out at the GOP’s an-
nual Kansas Day gathering in
late January whether the party’s
two factions could “play in the
same sandbox or not.”
Kansas Day, he told The Star,
“is where the rubber will hit the
road.”
The party has reached the
point that it can no longer tol-
erate conservative Republicans
who refuse to back moderates
and moderates who throw their
support to Democrats such as
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, said
Shallenburger, who lost to Se-
belius in 2002.
“When I ran for governor,
there were Republican county
chairmen who had Sebelius
signs in their front yards,” he
said. “You don’t do that. We may
put something in about what be-
ing Republican means and how
party people should act.”
As 2006 looms, no top-tier
GOP candidates have emerged
to challenge Sebelius or U.S.
Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan.
It’s a dirty job...
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Ryan Bigley, San Antonio sophomore, helps with the 2005 Waste Audit as he sorts through trash from
Carruth-O’Leary Hall to fnd how many recyclables were thrown away. Bigley is a member of the
Environmental Stewardship Program, also known as KU Recycling. In last year’s audit, 116 pounds of
recyclable offce and newspaper material were recovered from the trash in Wescoe Hall. KU Recycling
will sponsor a Residential Recycling Drop-off on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
By Jeff donn
The AssociATed Press
BOSTON — There’s no free
lunch with diet pills, new re-
search concludes: They work
much better accompanied by
the hard work of dieting and
exercise.
The study backed by the
National Institutes of Health
is the biggest and best yet to
demonstrate why obese people
should adopt healthy habits,
even if they take weight-loss
drugs, researchers said.
“If you pit this medication
against your favorite all-you-
can-eat buffet, the ... buffet
is going to win nine out of 10
times. So it’s important you try
to modify eating habits,” ad-
vised University of Pennsylvania
psychologist Thomas Wadden,
who led the study published
Thursday in The New England
Journal of Medicine.
Medical guidelines have
recommended that obese pa-
tients also change eating and
exercise habits since doctors
first began prescribing today’s
long-term weight-loss medi-
cines in the late 1990s. Still,
many patients fail or ignore
the advice.
Yet in the one-year study,
the most successful patients
took the weight-loss drug Me-
ridia along with 30 sessions of
group counseling that promot-
ed a 1,500-calorie daily diet
and half-hour walks on most
days. It was especially effec-
tive when patients recorded
how much they ate each day.
Obese people who took pills
alone typically lost 11 pounds
in the study. When they added
the full program promoting
lifestyle changes, they lost 27
pounds — more than twice as
much.
A third group took the drug
with brief doctor’s counseling,
and a fourth underwent only
group counseling. Within five
months, those two groups lost
a bit more weight than the
group that only took the drug,
but all three of these groups
were roughly equal after a
year.
It is unclear how well the
study patients will keep off
their lost weight in future
years. Researchers also hope
that future studies will clarify
whether doctors can offer bet-
ter counseling to approximate
the results of extended group
sessions. Such in-office ses-
sions would be faster and
cheaper.
Dr. Samuel Klein, an obe-
sity expert at Washington Uni-
versity in St. Louis, said the
study nonetheless established
the importance of coupling
dieting and exercise with drug
therapy in obese patients. Oth-
erwise, he warned, “you ex-
pose them to all the risks and
all the costs of the medication
— without the full benefits.”
While acknowledging that
lifestyle changes are difficult,
specialists widely prefer them
for patients who can shed
pounds that way. The side ef-
fects of Abbott Laboratories’
Meridia, known chemically
as sibutramine, include higher
heart rate and blood pressure
in some patients.
Dr. Susan Yanovski, at the
National Institutes of Health,
warned in an accompanying
editorial that obesity medi-
cines should undergo espe-
cially careful scrutiny for
safety, because they are often
misused by patients who are
not obese.
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By Sean Murphy
The AssociATed Press
EDMOND, Okla. — Tasha
Henderson got tired of her 14-year-
old daughter’s poor grades, her
chronic lateness to class and her
talking back to her teachers, so she
decided to teach the girl a lesson.
She made Coretha stand at a
busy Oklahoma City intersec-
tion Nov. 4 with a cardboard sign
that read: “I don’t do my home-
work and I act up in school, so
my parents are preparing me for
my future. Will work for food.”
“This may not work. I’m not a
professional,” said Henderson,
a 34-year-old mother of three.
“But I felt I owed it to my child
to at least try.”
In fact, Henderson has seen
a turnaround in her daughter’s
behavior in the past week and
a half. But the punishment
prompted letters and calls to
talk radio from people either
praising the woman or blasting
her for publicly humiliating her
daughter.
“The parents of that girl need
more education than she does
if they can’t see that the worst
scenario in this case is to kill
their daughter psychologically,”
Suzanne Ball said in a letter to
The Oklahoman.
Marvin Lyle, 52, said in an
interview: “I don’t see anything
wrong with it. I see the other ex-
treme where parents don’t care
what the kids do, and at least
she wants to help her kid.”
Coretha has been getting C’s
and D’s as a freshman at Edmond
Memorial High in this well-to-
do Oklahoma City suburb. Ed-
mond Memorial is considered
one of the top high schools in
the state in academics.
While Henderson stood next
to her daughter at the intersec-
tion, a passing motorist called
police with a report of psycho-
logical abuse, and an Okla-
homa City police offcer took
a report. Mother and daughter
were asked to leave after about
an hour, and no citation was
issued. But the report was for-
warded to the state Department
of Human Services.
“There wasn’t any criminal
act involved that the offcer
could see that would require any
criminal investigation,” Master
Sgt. Charles Phillips said. “DHS
may follow up.”
DHS spokesman Doug Doe
would not comment on whether
an investigation was opened,
but suggested such a case would
probably not be a high priority.
Tasha Henderson said her
daughter’s attendance has
been perfect and her behavior
has been better since the inci-
dent.
Coretha, a soft-spoken girl,
acknowledged the punishment
was humiliating but said it got
her attention. “I won’t talk
back,” she said quietly, hanging
her head.
She already has been forced
by her parents to give up basket-
ball and track because of slip-
ping grades, and said she hopes
to improve in school so she can
play next year.
Donald Wertlieb, a profes-
sor of child development at
the Eliot-Pearson Department
of Child Development at Tufts
University, warned that such
punishment could do extreme
emotional damage. He said re-
warding positive behavior is
more effective.
“The trick is to catch them
being good,” he said. “It
sounds like this mother has
not had a chance to catch her
child being good or is so upset
over seeing her be bad, that’s
where the focus is.”
news 4A The UniversiTy DAily KAnsAn ThUrsDAy, november 17, 2005
Professor
continued from page 1a
This meant no administra-
tive titles or membership on
search com-
mittees, he
said.
“He’s a
dying breed;
he loves to
teach and
wants stu-
dents to
learn,” Mu-
linazzi said.
McBr i de
wasn’t the
frst in his
family to
be involved
with the
Uni versi t y.
His father,
Edward Mc-
Bride, Sr.,
was also a
professor in
the school of engineering.
Joining the faculty was not all
easy. McBride’s wife decided to
stay in Colorado Springs, Colo.,
their home at the time.
It was actually for the best,
McBride said. She brought up
the idea to him, telling him
that she knew he would be so
focused on teaching that she
would never get to see him.
Now, Colorado Springs is
where he spends his summer
and winter breaks, biking, hik-
ing and enjoying the unobstruct-
ed view of Pike’s Peak from his
backyard.
After classes are fnished each
day, McBride begins more work.
This time, he edits his fve-inch
binder full of lesson plans for
each of his classes, searching for
typos and trying to make them
clearer.
Something might pop up;
perhaps more students need
study sessions for an upcoming
test, or the engineering school
needs help recruiting students.
But whatever it is, he is ready
for it.
“If I’m free, I always volun-
teer,” he said.
— Edited by Anne Burgard
Dance
continued from page 1a
For a week Corbin worked
with the company in rehearsals
to develop an urban club-style
modern piece. Meggi Sweeney,
St. Louis junior, said Corbin ex-
perimented a lot with the dance
and let the dancers do a lot of
the work as well.
“He created the piece on us
pretty much. It was interesting
to observe the creation process
first hand,” Sweeney said.
Tryouts for the company oc-
curred fve days into the semes-
ter, and the dancers have been
rehearsing for these perfor-
mances ever since. Twenty-fve
dancers are in the company,
which includes a number of new
members this year.
Jessica Turner, Omaha, Neb.,
senior, who started perform-
ing her sophomore year, said
although the new members
caused a big change, it was a
positive one.
“Performing with new peo-
ple is exciting because it mixes
things up and you can play off
them more,” Turner said.
— Edited by Erin Wisdom
Camping for a cause
Nicoletta Niosi/KANSAN
William Clayton, Kansas City, Mo., senior and Alpha Phi Alpha president; Destiny Boutchee, Los Angeles sophomore; and Clayton Holmes, Wichita sopho-
more, camp out on Wescoe Beach yesterday as part of Alpha Phi Alpha’s Project Homeless. The project is an effort to raise awareness of homelessness in
Lawrence and the United States. The fraternity is collecting money, clothing and non-perishable food items to distribute to local organizations that aid the
homeless.
t parenting
Mom uses sign to punish child
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tasha Henderson, right, and her daughter, Coretha, left, pose for a photo
outside their home in Edmond, Okla., Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, with the sign
Coretha was forced to hold for an hour at a busy intersection so that passing
motorists could read it. The 14-year-old freshman already has been forced by
her parents to give up basketball and track because of slipping grades, and
said she hopes to improve in school so she can play next year.
Daughter
stands on street
corner to learn
lesson
t Human rigHts
For frst
time, RFK
award goes
to black
American
By andrew Miga
The AssociATed Press
WASHINGTON — A New
Orleans community organizer
who has fought for the poorest
victims of Hurricane Katrina
received the Robert F. Ken-
nedy Human Rights Award on
Wednesday.
Stephen Bradberry is the frst
black American bestowed the
honor, which typically goes to
activists overseas.
The 45-year-old Chicago
native is the lead organizer
for the New Orleans chapter
of the Association of Commu-
nity Organizations for Reform
Now.
“I certainly don’t consider
the things I do to be anything
extraordinary,” Bradberry
said at a Capitol Hill ceremo-
ny where he was presented
with the award by Kennedy’s
brother, Sen. Edward Ken-
nedy, D-Mass.
“It’s just a matter of putting
on my pants and going to work
every day,” Bradberry said.
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.,
told Bradberry, “You deserve
this day in the sun,” noting that
his social activism plays to Rob-
ert Kennedy’s vision of a better
world.
“Somewhere there’s always
been people like Steve Brad-
berry who believe that this
isn’t the way it’s supposed
to be,” Obama said. “People
who believe that while evil
and suffering will always ex-
ist, this is a country that has
been fueled by small miracles
and boundless dreams.”
Sen. Kennedy praised Brad-
berry for engaging himself in
a contemporary civil rights
cause.
“For a new generation of
Americans who did not live
through the civil rights move-
ment or the Vietnam War or
Watergate, Katrina was their
apocalypse,” Kennedy said.
Bradberry is the 22nd recipi-
ent of the award honoring the
former senator, U.S. attorney
general and presidential candi-
date.
sTATe
EMPORIA — For a second
time, Emporia voters have
said no to Sunday liquor sales.
It wasn’t even close in
Tuesday’s election, with the
proposal to authorize Sunday
sales rejected 1,381-894. After
voters rejected a similar proposal
in April, the Emporia City Com-
mission passed an ordinance
authorizing Sunday sales, but
opponents petitioned for another
vote by the public.
—The Assoicated Press
Emporia voters say ‘no’
to Sunday liquor sales
McBri de
wasn’t the
frst in his
family to
be involved
with the
University.
His father,
Edward Mc-
Bride, Sr.,
was also a
professor in
the school
of engineer-
ing.
The purpose of the reproduc-
tive rights movement is to en-
sure that women of all races,
ethnicities, religions and eco-
nomic backgrounds have the
same access to birth control
methods.
When a woman chooses to
have an abortion, it “does not
mean that [she] cannot also be
a faithful and morally affirma-
tive response to what a woman
perceives to be holy and just,”
says Reverend Dr. Rebecca Ed-
miston-Lange, co-minister of
Emerson Unitarian Church.
According the Religious
Coalition for Reproductive
Choice, which is an organiza-
tion of clergy and lay leaders
from different religions who
formed the coalition to protect
reproductive rights, many reli-
gions believe that reproductive
freedom is intrinsically tied to
religious liberty.
Minister John M. Swomley,
co-author of Catholic Power
vs. American Freedom, OLIC
says, “The right to life and the
sacredness of life mean that
there should be no absolute
or unbreakable rules that take
precedence over the lives of ex-
isting human persons.”
According to the Bureau
of Labor statistics in 2001,
women who had gone to col-
lege and received a bachelor’s
degree made $37,000 per year,
but women who had not gradu-
ated from high school made a
little less than $16,000 per year
(compared to men’s $49,000
and $21,000 per year, respec-
tively).
In order to guarantee that
women continue to support
themselves economically, wom-
en need to have educational
opportunities.
In order to make sure that
they get a good education and
that they are able to support the
children they have, they must
have control of when and how
many children they have.
Women with no control over
their reproduction are less like-
ly to attend college.
To imply that all reproductive
rights activists think in terms of
population control and eugen-
ics is just plain offensive.
Margaret Sanger began her
reproductive rights campaign
because she witnessed women
who lived in disparity die be-
cause of a lack of family plan-
ning information and devices.
Sanger knew that women of
the upper and middle classes
could afford the diaphragms
that would prevent pregnancy.
In order to survive economical-
ly, women of the working-class
needed ways to control birth.
We have not come so far to-
day to believe that all women
have the same life experiences.
Women want to be able to be
responsible for and to control
our own reproductive systems.
Any reference to “Sanger-
esque eugenics” is unfounded,
and to imply that pro-choice
advocates would use such rac-
ist or classist tactics is an insult
to the movement.
Anti-choice groups back ab-
stinence-only programs that
prevent our youth from learning
valuable prevention methods.
They support services that
coerce women to carry the
pregnancy to term and then
leave her to deal with the after-
affects on her own.
They even support steriliza-
tion methods as a better so-
lution than abortion, taking
away the ability for a woman
to choose to have a child later
in life.
One woman dies every sev-
en-and-a-half minutes from an
illegal abortion, according to
Ipas.org, the Web site for Ipas,
which is an international orga-
nization that protects women’s
reproductive rights.
World Health Organization
defines illegal abortion as “a
procedure for terminating an
unwanted pregnancy either by
persons lacking the necessary
skills or in an environment
lacking the minimal medical
standards or both.”
According to an article in
Family Planning Perspectives,
in the ’50s and ’60s approxi-
mately 160 to 260 women died
per year from illegal abortions.
If we look at a modern fact
sheet distributed by Ipas, illegal
abortions cause the deaths of
70,000 women a year.
If we let the movement die,
we will be regressing back to 30
years ago.
As long as abortions are le-
gal, they are the safest surgical
procedure available today.
According to the Centers
for Disease Control, only one
woman in 100,000 dies from a
surgical abortion compared to
the 7.5 women in 100,000 who
die from carrying the pregnancy
to term.
According to the Religious
Coalition for Reproductive
Freedom, reproductive deci-
sions should be free of govern-
mental intrusion.
The assertion that faith-
based organizations inherently
believe that individual rights
come from God disregards the
very notion of religious free-
dom.
Whether we come from a
God or we are descendents of
“primordial scum,” our human
dignity comes from the ability
to make choices for ourselves
and the capability to formulate
our own standards of values
and morals.
Without our right to choose
to control our own reproduc-
tive systems, what kind of rights
do we even have? What kind of
life are we allowed to lead?
✦ Lawson is an Olathe
senior in women’s studies
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You guys write an article that takes two
minutes to read on Phill Kline, but if Howard
Dean or Bill Clinton comes to town, there would
probably be a special section.

When God said, “Let there be light,”
Chuck Norris said “Say please.”

I saw a kid get hit by a car yesterday, so I excitedly
paged through the UDK to find out what happened,
but yet nothing. Way to cover the news!

What a day! It’s freezing cold outside, and I
just about got ran over by a fat kid on a blue moped!

Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena. Que tu cuerpo
es pa’ darle alegria y cosa buena. Dale a tu cuerpo
alegria Macarena. Heeeeey Macarena!

To the stupid football player in my class: 1. You are
not funny. 2. Stop talking 3. Why are you in college?
By the way, I felt safe saying this in the Free For All,
because I am pretty sure you can’t read.

Dude, there is nothing wrong with skipping
class for video games.

To the guy watching the stoners behind
Lewis Hall: It is 2:10 in the afternoon. Stop
watching stoners and go to class.

Free For All, you make me proud to be an alum.

Omar: I love you with all my heart.

Vin Diesel sculpted the Liberty Bell with his
bare hands and deliberately cracked it to
symbolize the fracturing of his soul.

Someone asked me if I liked my iPod and
I replied, “I’m in love.”

Look out! The freshman can’t figure out the
camping system and therefore dislike it!

If there are any girls out there who play Halo, I bet I
can beat you. By beat you I mean invite you over to
play Halo and then reveal that I have no Xbox. Then I
break out the boxed wine and we make out.
AUSTIN CASTER
editor@kansan.com
▼ AUSTIN, BABY, YEAH!
Though unintentional,
errors promptly corrected
In response to David Arm-
strong’s recent article attempt-
ing to critique my stance on
abortion, I would like to thank
Armstrong for enlightening us
all about his real stance on
what he admits could very well
be called “mass murder.”
David’s second article writ-
ten in support of “population
control” and selective human
extermination is pretty dis-
turbing, but after examining
the backward logic behind
his endorsement, we find that
his grasp on problem solving
proves even more disturbing.
According to the Global
Policy Forum, millions suffer
from hunger world wide, but
their hunger is not due to lack
of resources, rather, it’s due
to the oppressive and corrupt
governments that manipulate
supplies in the name of tyr-
anny. The UN itself recognizes
this fact and has been known
to suspend operations (see
Zimbabwe, 2002) in protest of
“misuse of resources for politi-
cal ends.”
Refusal to recognize the root
source of this problem, and fo-
cusing on “unwanted children”
as the “true cause,” only serves
to increase hunger, poverty
and suffering worldwide.
Creating a better quality of
life begins with the recognition
of the value of life. This is a ba-
sic fact that’s acknowledgment
serves as the correct place to
begin a debate on our natural
and God-given rights and as a
tool for correctly solving world
problems. As Americans we
should take the lead in affirm-
ing these values.
Luckily, with these being
the best arguments liberals can
muster, coupled with recent
nominations to the Supreme
Court, the future of this issue
and our nation looks bright.
✦ Dennis Chanay
Paola sophomore
▼ LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Abortion smacks of genocide
JOY LAWSON
opinion@kansan.com
We have not come
so far today to be-
lieve that all women
have the same life
experiences. Wom-
en want to be able
to be responsible
for and to control
our own reproduc-
tive systems.
You might think it’s easy to
find errors in The University
Daily Kansan. I find them every
day.
Because our newsroom is a
student-run learning environ-
ment, it’s like putting our home-
work in front of 20,000 people,
and it’s hard to get 100 percent
on every assignment. Sometimes
we miss a comma, sometimes we
use “they” when we should be
writing “it,” but when it comes to
factual errors, the staff takes im-
mediate action.
After reading Sean Ringey’s
letter to the editor, I need to
clear up the factual errors for
readers who have never worked
in a newsroom.
Ringey charged that the Kan-
san ignored complaints from the
LGBT community. For those of
you who didn’t read the Jayplay
article about toilet-training a
cat, the reporter misidentified a
gay couple as roommates. We all
agree that was a mistake, but it
was one that wasn’t easy to pre-
vent.
Though David Ta was my stu-
dent when I was a teaching as-
sistant for Journalism 101, and
I’ve known Ryan Joy for years,
the staff members who copy ed-
ited the story didn’t know the
couple’s sexual orientation. It
was not intentionally left out
to skew reality and show bias
against the LGBT community
as the purple fliers distributed
throughout campus accused.
It’s impossible to compile a list
of the sexual orientation of ev-
ery student on campus. If the
couple asked to be referred to
as life partners, and we refused
intentionally, that would be dif-
ferent.
So, I apologize to those of
you who were offended, and I
wish there was a way to prove
that the mistake was uninten-
tional. But before anyone else
calls the staff Uncle Tom in
shoe polish on the office win-
dows, I’d like to let the student
body know about how the Kan-
san works.
In this letter, Ringey said
that the Kansan might not
have run his partner’s letter
to the editor had someone
not graffitied the office. The
newspaper business is so fast-
paced, however, that the con-
tent for the opinion page has
to be selected in advance. Col-
umnisists know two weeks in
advance when their columns
will run, and they have to file
three days in advance. If we
asked for articles the night
before they were printed, the
copy editors wouldn’t have
time to fact-check them.
Ringey also charges that the
Kansan doesn’t follow The So-
ciety of Professional Journalists’
Code of Ethics regarding diver-
sity. If he really thinks that is
true, he should look back to ear-
lier this month when we printed
a front-page story above the fold
about the “gay? fine by me” T-
shirts or when we changed our
style guide to accommodate
those who were offended by the
word “queer.”
Maybe Ringey’s partner was
too hasty to get upset. I don’t
know whether he called the Free
for All or if he did talk to a staff
member. More than 50 people
work on staff, and newsrooms
get lots of calls.
I print my e-mail address on
the opinion page, and though
sometimes I get 500 a day, I
read all of the ones that aren’t
SPAM.
And those who were upset
about the article could have vis-
ited the office or come to an edi-
torial board meeting. They must
know where the newsroom is,
after all, they found it when they
did the graffiti.
✦ Caster is a Shawnee senior
in journalism. He is
Kansan editor-in-chief
Uh, look, I knew this might be difficult, so
I stopped off at the liquor store and got a couple of
magazines that I think will explain everything.

To Michael Phillips: It was Limas Sweed that caught
the first touchdown for Texas, not Quan Cosby.

I saw B-Rush on campus today and he
totally winked at me. I am pretty sure he
wants to father my children.

When Chuck Norris sends in his taxes, he sends
blank forms and includes only a picture of himself,
crouched and ready to attack. Chuck Norris has not
had to pay taxes to this day.

Vin Diesel is the only person who sounds what he
thinks he sounds like on a tape recording.

I keep searching and searching but I can’t find the
bottom of my whiskey bottle yet.

To the guys that got in a wreck on Harrison Street
by 31st Street and went to the hospital: I hope you
guys aren’t seriously injured. Get better.

I’m here at the KU game against Pitt State and I’m
wondering why people are wearing “Muck Fizzou”
shirts when we’re not even playing Missouri.

The Kansan falsely reported that there were
only 75 people in attendence for Senator Joe
Biden, when there were actually 300.

Julian Wright would look a lot cooler
if he grew a big bushy beard.

I’m watching the season finale of Laguna and
Steven is wearing jean shorts.

I transferred here from Pitt State,
and I got to say, we just beat us.

Hey, Bill, let Wright run the one guard.

Chuck > Vin.

Mizzou sucks! Ha ha!

K-10 kind of looks like a white snake after
the basketball game gets out.

Josh Goetting makes no sense in claiming that
Sarah Stacy’s not liberated because she uses a
metaphor in her writing.

I heard a rumor that Steven Seagal was challenging
Chuck Norris to a duel.

Box of Captain Crunch? $3. Bag of Cheez-Its? $3.
Can of peanuts? $2. Getting high with your friends
and making a crazy snack mix and then watching
Laguna Beach on TiVo? Priceless!
news
By Garance Burke
The AssociATed Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shipping
American cars and electronics to
Mexico may become much cheaper
and faster early next year when the
frst Mexican customs facility in the
United States is expected to open in
the heart of the Midwest.
It may be nearly 1,000 miles to the
border from Kansas City, but this in-
dustrial hub will soon start building an
inland port that will whisk thousands
of trucks through export inspections
and shoot them back out onto the
North American Free Trade Agreement
corridor, where they can roll through
the border without further delays.
The $3 million facility, which would
be the frst foreign customs offce
inside the United States, will likely
be approved by the U.S. and Mexi-
can governments by year’s end and
is scheduled to open next May, said
Chris Gutierrez, president of Kan-
sas City SmartPort Inc., a nonproft
organization promoting the project.
Planners say manufacturing industries
in the upper Midwest and Canada
would be the frst to beneft from the
new customs operation, which they
believe could expand to handle cargo
from across the country.
Mexican government offcials con-
frmed the two countries had agreed
on the overall proposal, though both
nations said fner points of the agree-
ment were still being negotiated by
customs offcials — including secu-
rity concerns and the legal standing of
Mexican customs offcials working in
the United States.
After a visit to Kansas City in May,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Commissioner Robert C. Bonner said
the pilot proposal was “bold and imag-
inative” and could transform Kansas
City into a “major new trade link” that
would ft well with new border security
initiatives to pre-approve cargo.
“We’ve always had the railroad
and the river and the airlines and the
roads, but this will open up tremen-
dous new business opportunities for
Kansas City,” said Kansas City coun-
cilwoman Bonnie Sue Cooper, who
said she proposed the idea to the
Mexican Finance Minister Francisco
Gil Diaz last year.
In the 1940s, Kansas City — at the
intersection of two major interstate
highways along the Missouri River
— was one of the country’s largest rail
distribution centers.
“Kansas City is the geographical
heart of the United States and of the
entire NAFTA region,” said Everardo
Suarez, Mexican consul general in
Kansas City.
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By Matt Wilson
mwilson@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
Kansas let a golden oppor-
tunity to take a huge step to-
ward the postseason slip away
Wednesday night, losing 3-2 at
Texas A&M.
The Jayhawks led the match 2-
1 and held a late two-point lead in
the fourth game before the Aggies
stormed back to win. Sophomore
opposite hitter Emily Brown re-
corded a triple-double that includ-
ed a career-high 25 kills. Senior
middle blocker Josi Lima also set a
new personal best with 22 kills in
the losing effort.
“We were in control after
game one, and we had an op-
portunity to close out the match
in game four,” Kansas volleyball
coach Ray Bechard said. “It
would have been a huge win for
us, but it just didn’t work out.”
The Aggies came from behind
to win game one 32-30. The Jay-
hawks led for most of the game
and held a one-point advan-
tage at 22-21 before the Aggies
turned the momentum in their
favor.
Both teams were extremely
effcient in the frst frame. Texas
A&M posted a .429 attack per-
centage while Kansas hit .349.
Game two was another close
battle. The Jayhawks came out
on top 30-28 behind a stellar
defensive performance.
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Friends, coach show support
Teammates confdent
Jackson will rebound
No need for thanks
By shaWn shroyer
sshroyer@kansan.com
KANSAN SPORTSWRITER
He plays a vital role in the
success of the Kansas Athlet-
ics Department. Without him,
games couldn’t be played and
practices couldn’t be run.
His prime concern is the
success and happiness of the
teams, and he works behind
the scenes to ensure that they
are.
Despite the importance of
his position, there are prob-
ably few students who know
who he is.
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Kansan fle photo
Sophomore forward C.J. Giles and sophomore forward Darnell Jackson jog onto the court before the exhibition game against Pittsburg
State Monday night. Giles and the rest of the Kansas big men will have to pick up the slack while Jackson is serving a suspension for
NCAA violations.
By Daniel Berk
dberk@kansan.com
KANSAN SENIOR SPORTSWRITER
Twenty seniors will look to
extend their fnal season at Kan-
sas one more game when the
team plays host to Iowa State
on Nov. 26.
If the Jayhawks defeat the
Cyclones, they will conclude
a perfect 6-0 record at Me-
morial Stadium and allow
those seniors to have another
month together.
With six victories, the team
would be bowl eligible and
would have a 12th game.
If Kansas falters, it will con-
clude the season and careers of
the seniors.
It is a senior class that has
endured a 2-10 season in 2002
and the hiring of current Kansas
football coach Mark Mangino
before the start of the 2002 sea-
son.
Mangino said he would be
sad to see the seniors go and
he couldn’t think of a better
way to end their home ca-
reers than with a victory and
a bowl trip.
“This is a special group of
kids,” Mangino said. “They
have worked hard, some of
them have been here four,
five years and committed
themselves to the program.
They are really a great bunch
of kids and we’ll miss them,
there is no question about
that.”
Highlighting the senior class
are linebackers Nick Reid, Kev-
in Kane and Banks Floodman.
The three have combined this
season for 206 tackles and are
the team’s three leading tacklers
this year.
Reid is currently third all time
at Kansas in career tackles with
394. He needs nine more tackles
to tie Rick Bredsen for second
place.
Reid already is the team’s
career leader in tackles for loss
with 43.
Two more players that
will call it a Kansas career
this season are wide receiver
Mark Simmons and running
back Clark Green.
Both players are in the top
10 in several Kansas career
records and Simmons is the
school’s all-time leader in
pass receptions with 145.
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Seniors
may face
fnale
By MiranDa lenning
mlenning@kansan.com
KANSAN SENIOR SPORTSWRITER
Darnell Jackson’s nine-game suspension for vio-
lating an NCAA extra-benefts rule is just another
negative in what has been a tumultuous summer
and fall for the sophomore forward.
J a c k s o n ’ s
gr andmot her
and mother
were involved
in a fatal car
accident that
resulted in the
death of his
grandmother in
early June. His
mother survived
the accident,
but has suffered
with health
problems since.
Now, just
as things were
starting to look
up, Jackson not
only has to sit
out nine games,
but he will have
to stay behind as his teammates travel to Hawaii
on Saturday.
“This stung him pretty hard,” Kansas men’s
basketball coach Bill Self said. “The guy really
needed something kind of fun and positive to
happen with all he has been through lately,
and this is something that he was looking for-
ward to.”
Jackson’s teammates said he seemed to be at a
low point, but they were confdent he would re-
bound from it.
“He might not show it, but I think that he is
defnitely taking it hard, pretty hard,” sophomore
guard Russell Robinson said. “But I’m sure he will
be fne and ready to come back.”
Sophomore forward C.J. Giles said Jackson’s
teammates, especially his sophomore classmates,
were trying to be there for their friend and team-
mate.
“We are real close, everybody is close, even the
seniors, so I think we are all taking the blow to-
gether,” Giles said. “We are trying to be there for
him and basically trying to handle our business
and trying not to be distracted.”
The suspension couldn’t come at a worse time
for Jackson or the Jayhawks. After sitting out the
frst exhibition game, Jackson played well in Mon-
day’s game against Pittsburg State. He was three
for fve from the feld with six points and fve re-
bounds.
“He was the top big man in practice, and he
played well the other night, so it is going to be a
tough loss, but I think we can hold the fort down,
we have to hold the fort down until be gets back,”
Robinson said.
Not having Jackson in the rotation will force
the other forwards — especially Giles and Sasha
Kaun — to play more minutes inside and stay out
of foul trouble.
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Jayhawks fall to Aggies
“We were in con-
trol after game one,
and we had an oppor-
tunity to close out the
match in game four.
It would have been a
huge win for us, but it
just didn’t work out.”
Ray Bechard
Kansas Volleyball coach
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Larry Hare, assistant athletics director of equipment operations, prides
himself on the little jobs he does to ensure the success of the Athletics
Department. Hare supervises the handling and management of equipment for
all teams in the department.

The suspension
couldn’t come at a
worse time for Jack-
son or the Jayhawks.
After sitting out the
frst exhibition game,
Jackson played well
in Monday’s game
against Pittsburg
State. He was three
for fve from the feld
with six points and
fve rebounds.
Contributed photo
Senior middle blocker Josi Lima spikes a ball during Wednesday night’s
game at Texas A&M. Kansas lost the match in fve games.
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athletics calendar
FRIDAY
F Men’s basketball vs. Idaho State, 7
p.m., Allen Fieldhouse
F Swimming, Minnesota Invite, all day,
Minneapolis, Minn.
SATURDAY
F Swimming, Minnesota Invite, all day,
Minneapolis, Minn.
SUNDAY
F Women’s basketball vs. Bingham-
ton, noon, Allen Fieldhouse
F Swimming, Minnesota Invite, all day,
Minneapolis, Minn.
MONDAY
F Men’s basketball vs. Arizona,
EASports Maui Invitational, 8 p.m.,
Maui, Hawaii
F Cross Country, NCAA Champion-
ships, time TBA, Terre Haute, Ind.
TUESDAY
F Men’s basketball vs. Arkansas or
Connecticut, EASports Maui Invita-
tional, 3 or 8:30 p.m., Maui, Hawaii
F Women’s basketball vs. Detroit, 7
p.m., Allen Fieldhouse
By Antonio MendozA
amendoza@kansan.com
KANSAN SPORTSWRITER
This season the Kansas women’s
cross country team placed higher in
every meet than it did in the same
meets last season.
Coach Stanley Redwine said he was
pleased with the women’s improve-
ment.
“Even at the conference meet they
placed better,” Redwine said, “because
they ran better as a group.”
The team’s most prominent victory
was over in-state rival Kansas State in
the Kansas State Wildcat Invitational
on Sept. 9 in Manhattan.
Another important accomplish-
ment this season was Kansas’ fourth
place fnish out of 13 teams at the
NCAA Pre-Nationals Invitational in
Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 15. Last
season at the same meet, the team fn-
ished 36th out of 36 schools.
“We made good decisions; we make
the effort,” sophomore Lisa Morrisey
said.
“You have your good days, you
have your bad. But overall, we are a
lot better than last year, for sure.”
This women’s team will lose only
two members next year from its 15-
person roster: seniors Lindsay Mc-
Cracken and Angela Pichardo.
This year’s team was young, with
three freshmen and six sopho-
mores.
The maturity of the young run-
ners showed in various meets this
season, including the Midwest Re-
gional Championship on Nov. 12 in
Iowa City, Iowa.
Kansas finished 11th out of 23
teams this year, compared to last
season’s finish of 16th out of 26
teams.
Redwine said the team would train
to improve further in the offseason.
“With the athletes we are bring-
ing in next year,” he said, “I think
it’s really going to be good for us
and we are going to continue to get
better.”
— Edited by Erin Wisdom
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team has made strides
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By Steve BriSendine
ThE ASSOcIATEd PRESS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — NFL
owners voted Wednesday to
tentatively award Kansas City a
Super Bowl, largely as a tribute
to owner Lamar Hunt, who gave
the game its name.
The award comes with one
giant string attached: improve-
ments to Arrowhead Stadium,
including a rolling roof to keep
out the February cold. The team
estimates the cost of the roof
alone at $100 million to $200
million — and that’s not count-
ing $300 million or so the Chiefs
say they need in stadium up-
grades.
The approval is for a 10-year
window, starting in 2011, but
Hunt said the most likely pros-
pects would be for the 49th or
51st Super Bowl, after the 2014
or 2016 seasons.
“This is a very happy day, and
in some respects a surprising
day,” he said at a news confer-
ence after the second day of the
owners’ two-day fall meeting ad-
journed. “This is something our
organization has talked about
for a number of years.”
The team is now in lease ne-
gotiations with Jackson County
and hopes to have a sales tax is-
sue on the April ballot for Kan-
sas City residents who live in the
county. Last year, a bi-state sales
tax proposal, for stadium im-
provements and arts in the area,
failed to gain approval.
The Kansas City Royals,
whose Kauffman Stadium sits
across a parking lot from Arrow-
head, would also have benefted
from that tax.
The Chiefs, and other backers
of stadium renovations, hope
the prospect of landing an event
with an estimated $400 million
economic impact will provide
enough reason to vote “yes” this
time.
“The tremendous benefit
to Kansas City, both in eco-
nomic terms and prestige, are
beyond calculation,” Mayor
Kay Barnes said in a written
statement.
Jack Steadman, the Chiefs’
vice chairman, said lease talks
were to resume Thursday and
that he hoped they would be
completed by December.
Kansan fle photo
Juniors Laura Major and Dena Seibel contributed to the Kansas women’s cross country team’s victory at the Bob Timmons Invitational
earlier this season. The women’s team fnished 11th last Saturday at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship in Iowa City, Iowa. The
fnish was an improvement on the 16th place fnish at the same meet last year.
K.C. tentatively awarded Super Bowl
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mlb
NEW YORK — Hideki Matsui
is staying with the New York
Yankees after agreeing to a
$52 million four-year contract
that makes him the highest-
paid Japanese player in the
major leagues.
“I’m most very happy to be
able to come back again and
wear the pinstripes again and
play in that uniform,” Matsui
said at a news conference
Wednesday. “My frst desire
was to play here.”
Matsui’s agent, Arn Tellem,
and Yankees general man-
ager Brian Cashman met the
Nov. 15 deadline contained in
Matsui’s frst contract with the
team.
That deal stated that if there
was no agreement by then,
New York would have to place
the outfelder on unconditional
release waivers, which would
have prevented the Yankees from
re-signing him until May 15.
“I know Hideki is relieved.
This is where he always
wanted to be,” Tellem said
after reaching the agreement
Tuesday night. “His hope is to
fnish his career as a Yankee
and help the Yankees win the
World Series.”
Matsui is to earn $13 mil-
lion in each of the next four
seasons and gets a no-trade
clause. He was coming off a
$21 million, three-year contract
in which he earned an addi-
tional $1.5 million in perfor-
mance bonuses.
— The Assoicated Press
By r.B. FAllStroM
ThE ASSOcIATEd PRESS
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams coach Joe Vitt
had little to say Wednesday about a Sports Illus-
trated article critical of his defensive tackles.
In Michael Silver’s story in this week’s edition,
an overview of the Rams’ troubles and front-offce
squabbles, an anonymous player ripped the team’s
trio of frst-round picks at defensive tackle.
“We have three No. 1 picks at tackle and those
guys are killing us,” the player was quoted as say-
ing on the feld after Sunday’s 31-16 loss at Seat-
tle. “They’re not playing hard and they can’t stop
anybody. It’s horrible.”
The Rams (4-5) took Damione Lewis and Ryan
Pickett in 2001 and Jimmy Kennedy in 2003. Pick-
ett by far has been the best of the three.
“I don’t know who the anonymous player was,
what I will tell you is this: I’m here to answer foot-
ball questions, not tabloid questions,” Vitt said.
“Let’s go on from there.”
Vitt said he had not read the article. But he did
defend the play of the three, except for Sunday’s
31-16 loss at Seattle.
“I thought our defensive tackles have played
well this year,” Vitt said. “I think we’re getting
pretty good inside pressure. I think we could have
been better last game, but there’s a lot of guys who
could have been better last game.”
Veteran defensive lineman Tyoka Jackson, the
players’ unoffcial spokesman, said the assess-
ment was not accurate and ripped the anonymous
nature of the comment.
“I’m not surprised we don’t have a name at-
tached to it,” Jackson said. “If there’s not a name
attached to it, it doesn’t carry a whole lot of weight
with me.”
Jackson called Pickett “one of the best” nose
tackles in the league.
“Ask his opponents, watch the flm, don’t take
my word for it,” Jackson said. “The flm doesn’t
lie.”
The Rams likely will be without starting of-
fensive guard Adam Timmerman and cornerback
Travis Fisher this week.
Timmerman is being held out of practice due to
an assortment of ailments and Fisher has a linger-
ing groin injury.
Neither player was on the feld as the team be-
gan preparations for Sunday’s game against the
Cardinals.
“Adam was taking a rest,” Vitt said. “Maybe he’ll
be active for the game but we’ll not start him.”
Vitt said he was sorting out his options at cor-
nerback after Chris Johnson and rookie Ron Bar-
tell took snaps there.
Timmerman has played in 167 consecutive
games and appeared in two Pro Bowls.
He underwent offseason surgery on both shoul-
ders and a foot.
“He’s hurting a little bit right now,” Vitt said.
“He wanted to play, he wanted to practice and
this was a decision we made to hold him out.
“He’s sore and we’ve got to get him better.”
Blaine Saipaia will start at right guard in place
of Timmerman.
He’s started three games, two at right tackle and
one at tight end.
Rams’ coach
defends his
defensive line
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An artist’s rendering released Wednesday by the Kansas City Chiefs shows Arrowhead Stadium with a removable
roof. If the renovation goes as planned, the Chiefs will play host to the 2014 or 2016 Super Bowl.
“You have your good
days, you have your bad.
But overall, we are a lot bet-
ter than last year, for sure.”
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By Howard FendricH
The AssociATed Press
WASHINGTON — Congress
is sending a message to the NFL,
NBA, NHL and their players:
Now that baseball strengthened
its steroids policy, we’re turning
our attention to you.
But those other leagues and
unions aren’t necessarily plan-
ning to get right to work rewrit-
ing drug-testing programs that
already have been made tougher
since lawmakers began focusing
on the issue eight months ago.
“We don’t think we need to
stiffen our penalties,” NFL Play-
ers Association executive director
Gene Upshaw said Wednesday.
“Let Congress act if they want
to,” Upshaw said. “We have put
a responsible model in place. We
didn’t need Congress to tell us to
put it in, so why would we need
them to modify it?”
“It’s actually our model that
they have been holding up as
the way to go.”
That’s true: During the series
of House and Senate hearings
on steroids in sports, Major
League Baseball repeatedly was
criticized, and the NFL praised.
As NFL spokesman Joe Browne
said: “Other sports have mod-
eled their drug programs after
ours, which has been around
more than 15 years.”
But the landscape changed
dramatically Tuesday, when
baseball owners and players
agreed to a 50-game suspension
without pay for a frst offense, a
100-game suspension for a sec-
ond offense and a lifetime ban
for a third. Baseball also added
testing for amphetamines.
“We have the toughest pro-
gram now in American sports,”
commissioner Bud Selig said at
the baseball owners’ meeting in
Milwaukee, “and I’m proud of
that.”
Under the new deal, a player
would miss nearly a third of a
162-game season after a frst
failed test. The NFL’s initial four-
game penalty costs a player a
quarter of a 16-game season, the
NHL’s 20-game initial penalty is
about a quarter of an 82-game
season, and the NBA’s 10-game
initial penalty is about an eighth
of an 82-game season.
“The NFL’s policy was recog-
nized as the best in professional
sports when they testifed in
April. Baseball’s now adopted
more stringent penalties and
has a much more complete list
of banned substances,” Rep.
Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said.
He and Tom Davis, R-Va.
— chairman of the House Gov-
ernment Reform Committee,
which held the March 17 hear-
ing with Rafael Palmeiro, Mark
McGwire and Jose Canseco
— sponsored a bill with a two-
year ban for a frst offense and a
lifetime ban for a second across
pro sports. By Tuesday, though,
they were supporting legislation
sponsored by Sen. Jim Bunning,
R-Ky., and Sen. John McCain,
R-Ariz., with a half-season ban,
followed by a one season ban,
then lifetime ban.
While that legislation was
put on hold after baseball’s an-
nouncement, those four law-
makers, plus the sponsor of
another House bill, Rep. Cliff
Stearns, R-Fla., all made clear
the threat of congressional in-
tervention isn’t disappearing.
“We’ll leave it there and see
what the other major league
sports do,” Bunning said. “We
are very anxious to rid all pro-
fessional sports of any ... ste-
roids or amphetamines.”
Or, in Davis’ words: “We re-
serve the right to push the but-
ton” on the legislation.
Stearns was most cautious
about praising baseball, saying
he wants to see a signed deal.
Owners could ratify the agree-
ment at their meetings that be-
gan Wednesday in Milwaukee.
The union’s executive board will
decide when it meets Dec. 5-9
in Henderson, Nev., whether
all players should vote to ratify
the agreement — or if board ap-
proval is enough.
“This is a promise and not a
policy,” Stearns said in a tele-
phone interview. “I’ve dealt
with them before in a hearing
and they made promises and
nothing happened. I’m not con-
vinced.”
He also still thinks steroids
rules should be standardized
across sports.
“We’re still in discussions with
some of the other sports,” Davis
said. “Hockey, in our judgment,
has a fairly weak system.”
The NHL didn’t test for ste-
roids until the current season,
and the league and union think
they’re on the right track, with
players’ association execu-
tive director Ted Saskin saying
Wednesday: “Our policy will en-
sure that performance-enhanc-
ing substances never become a
problem in our sport.”
NHL deputy commissioner
Bill Daly took exception to Da-
vis’ comment.
“We don’t at all agree that
the program we have negoti-
ated and implemented is weak.
To the contrary, we believe we
have a very strong program in a
sport that has no experience or
history of problems with perfor-
mance-enhancing drugs,” Daly
wrote in an e-mail to the AP.
“We’re happy to continue to
work and cooperate with Con-
gress to address and hopefully
satisfy whatever concerns they
might have. It would be prema-
ture at best to speculate at this
time whether we and the NHL-
PA would be prepared to make
changes to our newly bargained
program.”
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Eagle takes fight
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Philadelphia Eagles’ Mike McMahon throws during practice, Wednesday in Philadelphia. Donovan
McNabb will miss Philadelphia’s game against the New York Giants on Sunday with a groin injury.
McMahon, who had been the third-string quarterback, will get the start over backup Koy Detmer.
Pressure taken off of MLB
New policy is
the strictest
in sports
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t minor league baSeball
Developer pitches stadium
THe associaTed Press
TOPEKA — A developer
making a pitch for an enter-
tainment district in downtown
Topeka is proposing a minor
league baseball stadium with a
retractable roof as the focus of
the plan.
The stadium would be the
centerpiece of proposed attrac-
tions in the Watertower area
that developer Michael Johnson
wants to rename as the “Gaslight
Entertainment District.” Meeting
with members of the Topeka City
Council on Tuesday, Johnson
outlined a plan that would in-
clude retail business, offces, loft
apartments and green space, plus
a walkway leading to the nearby
Ritchie House historic site.
“We feel like this is a dia-
mond in the rough for minor
league baseball,” said Johnson,
47, a former minor league player
who now lives in Pennsylvania
but said he planned to move to
Topeka. Johnson estimated the
entertainment district would
produce 4,000 to 5,000 year-
round jobs for Topeka.
Johnson estimated the cost at
between $100 million and $120
million, including $18 million
to $22 million for the 5,500-seat
stadium. He said national cor-
porations had expressed interest
in buying naming rights.
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By Miranda Lenning
mlenning@kansan.com
KANsAN seNior sPorTsWriTer
Julian Wright plans on being
productive on the Jayhawks’ plane
ride to Maui, Hawaii, on Saturday.
“It’s like a fve-hour fight,”
the freshman forward said. “I
will be able to get a lot of home-
work done.”
It’s obvious that Kansas men’s
basketball coach Bill Self has
not talked to his team about its
upcoming trip across the ocean
to compete in the EA SPORTS
Maui Invitational. In all actu-
ality, Wright will have about
11 hours to tend to his assign-
ments. But that is not the team’s
focus right now; the Jayhawks
are concentrating only on their
season-opener against Idaho
State on Friday night.
“We haven’t talked to our
guys about going to Maui,” Self
said.
This strategy seems to have
worked for Self. Ask any Kansas
basketball player about being
in 80 degree weather with sun-
shine and beaches, and he will
say the same thing.
“I haven’t even been thinking
about Maui,” sophomore guard
Russell Robinson said. “I’ve
been thinking about the frst
game and trying to get a good
start to the season.”
Self said the Jayhawks fo-
cused solely on Idaho State
yesterday in practice and would
do the same today. He said he
wouldn’t talk about Maui until
after Friday’s game.
“We’ll tell them, ‘Hey guys,
be packed and ready to go here
by 8 a.m,’” Self chuckled. “And
we’ll do most of the packing for
them so they don’t really have
that many responsibilities, but
our whole focus right now is
Idaho State.”
The Jayhawks realize the next
two days are important. After
today’s practice and tomorrow’s
game, they will have only a short
practice on Sunday in Maui to
prepare to play three games in
three days.
“We know right now we are
getting ready for playing four
games by next Friday,” Wright
said. “We’ve been doing a good
job preparing and taking every-
thing in and playing in prac-
tice seriously and getting better
throughout every day.”
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No Maui on the mind
Jayhawks must focus on Friday’s game frst
Self said the Jayhawks focused solely on
Idaho State yesterday in practice and would do
the same today. He said he wouldn’t talk about
Maui until after Friday’s game.
The NHL didn’t test for
steroids until the current
season, and the league
and union think they’re
on the right track, with
players’ association
executive director Ted
Saskin saying Wednes-
day: “Our policy will en-
sure that performance-
enhancing substances
never become a problem
in our sport.”
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005: You have a
very polished and expressive way
about you. As a result, many people
are drawn to you. You will have many
choices. Allow more imagination into
your life, especially in your domestic
life. You will need water around you,
and you could draw it through a leak.
So a fountain or adding water in some
form might prevent this leak. Appreci-
ate others’ ideas and suggestions. If
you are single, you will have to fght
your way through suitors. By dating,
you will discover much more of what
you want in a relationship. Encour-
age your partner to express him- or
herself more often. Be a team. Spend
more quality time together. GEMINI
understands you.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)
HHHH Finally, events, conversations
and interactions fall into place. You
could leap for joy, or you might decide
to run with the ball. You know what
to do. Now is the time to do it. Finally,
others respond. Tonight: Trust a dear
friend.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
HHHH Your imagination is endless;
charge it appropriately and funnel
it where it counts. You could have a
brilliant moneymaking idea. You don’t
need to act on it yet. Mellow out and
explore different approaches. Tonight:
Happy as a clam.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
HHHHH Your words might not
express your positive feelings, but the
depth of your sincerity comes through.
You are positive and dynamic in your
ideas. Let ideas free-foat. You are
personality plus. If you are irritated,
express your feelings so you can be
heard. Tonight: Add some zip to your
life.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)
HHH The less said the better,
because you can’t win for losing right
now. You are able to communicate
through looks and actions. Someone
might take up your cause or the idea
you are thinking of. Right now, play it
cool. A partner is full of life. Tonight:
Get some R and R.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
HHHH Listen and consider other
ideas. Though in some ways others
have many dreams that seem unat-
tainable, you might be surprised if
you start working with them. A group
meeting opens up possibilities. To-
night: Think “weekend.”

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
HHHH You handle problems
creatively. You have high ideals and
desires, which will make a big differ-
ence in what happens. Take charge of
a problem and resolve it. Show your
leadership skills. You have a positive
attitude. Tonight: Accept praise.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
HHHH Your imagination melds with
your intellect. What seems like a dif-
fcult proposition at frst could become
a snap. You have the answers, ingenu-
ity and support. Yes, that partner will
come through for you. Tonight: Feed
your mind. Even your mind needs
some treats. Think “music,” “movie”
or “good book.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
HHHH Willingly work with others,
and you’ll get positive responses.
Others are happy to be part of the
project and ideas that surround you.
You will notice a remarkable change
of attitude -- for now. Tonight: Listen to
a trusted associate.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
HHH Others seek you out. They want
your feedback, which you happily
give. Some of your ideas are a bit
far-fetched, but inspired. Others will
happily work to make them a reality.
Accept a complement the way it was
intended. Tonight: Brainstorm away.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
HHH Being all work has its plusses,
but maybe not today. Express your
congeniality and ideas so that others
can relate to you better. The quality
of your interpersonal bonds makes a
difference. Tonight: Go for a walk or
a jog.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
HHHHH Others want you for your
imagination, feedback and awareness.
You are accepting more responsibility
than you need to. However, you feel
comfortable with the situation. Others
care about what you say. Tonight:
Express your frisky personality.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
HHHH Sometimes you have some
wild ideas. Others do right now. Don’t
hesitate to express yourself, though
you could feel a bit awkward. Brain-
storm and put together solid ideas.
Tonight: Happy at home.
pEoplE
DUBAI, United Arab Emir-
ates — Michael Jackson has
stirred a small controversy in
the United Arab Emirates by
entering the ladies room in a
shopping mall.
The pop star’s publicist said
Jackson, who arrived in Dubai
this week as the guest of a
champion rally driver, did not
understand the Arabic sign on
the door and left the bathroom
as soon as he realized his
mistake.
In the statement released
late Tuesday, Jackson’s pub-
licist, Raymond K. Bain said:
“Upon his exit (from the ladies
bathroom), he was recognized
and a crowd ensued. He had
to wait in a nearby bookstore
until police arrived to escort
him through the crowd.”
— The Assoicated Press
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A
child is killed by a land mine
every 18 minutes, guests were
told at the ffth annual Adopt-
a-Minefeld beneft gala hosted
by Paul McCartney and his
wife, Heather Mills McCartney.
On Tuesday, the McCartneys
hosted about 1,000 guests,
who dined on a vegan din-
ner and were entertained by
special musical performances
by Paul McCartney and singing
legend Tony Bennett. A silent
auction took place as cock-
tails were served, followed by
dinner and a live auction led
by talk show host Jay Leno,
who served as the master of
ceremonies.
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enters ladies room
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other seniors play their fnal home game Nov. 26 at Memorial Stadium.
Volleyball
continued from page 1B
The Aggies hit .000 in the
game, finishing with 12 kills
and 12 errors as a team. Kan-
sas finished the game and
thwarted a mini-rally with a
kill by senior outside hitter
Paula Caten. She tallied 14
kills on the evening.
The Jayhawks easily won
game three, 30-24, to take a 2-
1 lead in the match. That set up
the all-important game four, in
which Kansas had a chance to
fnish off the match but failed to
capitalize.
Leading 27-25 and serving,
the Jayhawks watched the Ag-
gies score fve of the next six
points to win 30-28. That forced
a decisive game fve with the
season possibly hanging in the
balance.
The Aggies led 9-8 in the
ffth game before scoring three
straight points to take a com-
manding 12-8 lead in a race to
15 points. They held on to win
the game 15-9 and the match 3-
2.
“I’m extremely disappointed
in the outcome of the match,
but our kids played really hard,”
Bechard said. “They showed
a lot of heart in an extremely
tough place to play, but Texas
A&M played with more poise at
the end than we did.”
Senior outside hitter Laura
Jones was the key for the Ag-
gies. The all-conference selec-
tion led her team with 28 kills
and also added 18 digs. Junior
middle blocker Christi Hahn
recorded 21 kills to help the
Aggies earn their 13th victory
of the season.
Kansas fell to 15-12 overall
and 7-11 in Big 12 play. Texas
A&M improved to 13-12 and
6-10.
The Jayhawks, in all likeli-
hood, must win their last two
matches to have any shot at
postseason play. That would
put their conference record
at 9-11, just like last season
when they were selected to
the NCAA tournament. If
they do that, they will have to
beat a top 10 Missouri team,
which always looks good on a
tournament resumé.
“If we win the next two
we’ll be fine,” Bechard said.
“But Missouri and Iowa State
are probably thinking the
same thing.”
— Edited by Erin Wisdom
Football
continued from page 1B
Green passed former NFL
great Gayle Sayers last week-
end against Texas and moved
into fourth all time on the Kan-
sas career rushing yardage list.
Green now has 2,699 yards in
his career.
Floodman said it would be
hard parting ways with this group
of seniors because the group had
been through so much.
“It’s been a bumpy road,”
Floodman said. “But it’s been a
lot of fun with them and we have
to fnish it on the right note.”
In all, eight of the 11 starters
on defense will depart after the
season and four of the 11 start-
ers on offense will graduate.
After suffering its worst loss
of the season last week at No. 2
Texas, Mangino said it was im-
portant to have a veteran group
of guys who could bounce back
from a loss like that.
“It’s a resilient group of kids,”
Mangino said. “They understand
the importance of this game and
that is what they are focused on.
They know it is an important
game. History doesn’t mean any-
thing to them, it’s what is taking
place now that is important.”
Football Notes:
— Mangino said the team would
practice up until Saturday and
resume on Monday. There will
be no Sunday practice as usual.
— Mangino said he had talked to
Kansas State football coach Bill
Snyder since he announced his
retirement on Tuesday. Mangino
said he was surprised when he frst
heard the news and Snyder had
given no indication of leaving.
— Edited by Anne Burgard
Thanks
continued from page 1B
His name is Larry Hare, and
he joined the department this
fall as assistant athletics director
of equipment operations.
Hare, along with three assis-
tants, is responsible for the equip-
ment used by all University sports
teams. While his work is not often
recognized, what he does is neces-
sary to the department.
When the University switched
from Nike to Adidas apparel
this year, Hare helped coordi-
nate the contract and made sure
the equipment received met the
needs of each sports program.
Even though his position
doesn’t receive the same pub-
licity as others in the depart-
ment, Hare still takes pride in
his work. Hare fnds satisfaction
in doing the small yet necessary
things, like adjusting a football
player’s helmet before kickoff so
it fts just right.
“The rewarding part of the job
comes when you see the teams
out on the feld on gameday
and you see the fruits of your ef-
forts,” Hare said.
Hare’s main responsibility is to
manage equipment for the football
and men’s basketball teams, but he
is also responsible for what he calls
“special projects.”
“If we have a young lady that
needs a special shoe, or a special
ft, or some special work done to
the shoe, I kind of handle that,”
Hare said.
Hare began working with
sports equipment when he was
a student at Boston College.
Hare had always been involved
with sports, and so he simply
walked into the athletics offce
and asked what he could do to
help. Hare was given a student
basketball manager position in
addition to a work-study job in
the equipment room.
After graduating in 1996,
Hare earned a position at
Northern Arizona University as
head equipment manager, a po-
sition he held until 1998. From
there, he moved back to New
England to work at the Univer-
sity of Connecticut under the
same title. After seven years at
Connecticut, the opportunity to
come to Kansas arose.
Hare said he was well aware
of Kansas’ reputation as a prom-
inent athletics program. The
assistant athletics director of
equipment operations position
at Kansas was a promotion he
knew he had to strongly con-
sider. It was those closest to him
who had the most infuence on
his decision to come to Kansas.
“The job provided me an op-
portunity to be home maybe an
hour or two earlier each night
and have some extra time with
my family,” Hare said.
Kansas Athletics Director Lew
Perkins and Associate Athletics
Director of Internal Affairs Sean
Lester both worked with Hare at
Connecticut and sold him on the
idea of life in Lawrence.
“The folks that had come
here from Connecticut raved
about living here in Lawrence
and that was another big factor
for me and the family to come
out here,” Hare said.
Lester, who has known Hare
for more than six years, was in
charge of hiring someone to
fll the assistant equipment op-
erations position. After going
through the interview process
with all the candidates, it was
clear to him that Hare was the
most qualifed in the group.
“Just because of all the things
we’re trying to implement, he’s
done, he’s been a part of,” Les-
ter said.
Hare realized how important
the people he worked with each
day were to him when he left
Connecticut for Kansas.
“I know when I left Connecti-
cut, probably two of the tough-
est things for me to leave was
my staff and the football team
because you grow very close,”
he said.
Lester noticed this caring atti-
tude in Hare over the years and
thought they were the qualities
that would make Hare a suc-
cessful athletics director if he
ever wanted to be one.
Hare likes his new position
so far, but always keeps an open
mind to the future. A year ago he
wouldn’t have imagined moving
from Connecticut to Kansas,
so he’s not making any defnite
predictions about his future.
“Would I love to be an ath-
letic director someday? I don’t
know. I don’t know,” Hare said.
“The thought has grown on me
more and more over the course
of time, but we’ll see.”
A more visible role as an athlet-
ics director might mean recognition
for the dedication Hare has shown
to his family, his job and the people
he works with, but recognition isn’t
what he’s looking for.
— Edited by Anne Burgard
Jackson
continued from page 1B
“You don’t want both those
guys to have two fouls with 12
minutes left ... ,” Self said.
Jackson won’t be playing until
at least Dec. 22 when the Jayhawks
play Northern Colorado. Self said
he felt bad for Jackson because he
wasn’t aware that he was breaking
the extra-benefts rule.
“I wish we could have identi-
fed the situation earlier, but it is
what it is,” Self said. “He under-
stands that there are rules and
he has to follow the rules.”
Jackson broke the rule by accept-
ing meals, lodging, transportation
and a $5,000 personal loan from
Oklahoma City booster Don Da-
vis. Jackson, who is an Oklahoma
City native, was friends with Davis
before he committed to Kansas.
“This was a unique situation be-
cause this was a relationship that
was established well before his col-
lege recruitment but didn’t ft the
criteria for a prior relationship,”
Self said. “There’s not too many out
there like this one.”
Self said Jackson thought of
Davis as a spiritual mentor rath-
er than a KU alumnus. “This
was a guy that he saw as a father
fgure in a life which he didn’t
have one,” Self said. “He did
not see this guy as a Kansas guy,
he saw him as his friend. But its
wrong, it’s still wrong.”
Self said the biggest challenge
for Jackson would be not just
keeping his spirits up, but also
keeping his body in shape.
“I think it will make him hun-
gry, and I know that he will do
everything he can to push Sasha
and C.J. around until he can
come back. But it is certainly
disappointing to him,” Self said.
— Edited by Tricia Masenthin
Leading 27-25 and serving, the Jayhawks
watched the Aggies score fve of the next six
points to win 30-28. That forced a decisive game
fve with the season possibly hanging in the bal-
ance.
November 17, 2005
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JAYPLAYERS
When our staff turned in their
final drafts for us to edit this
week, it occurred to me that they
may have been mocking me and
my pathetic excuse for a life as
of late.
First off, I’m broke. I can’t
afford half of the things I buy
and I’m sure my parents can’t
tolerate half the things I buy on
the “emergency” credit card
they’ve entrusted me with. I’m
fairly certain that’ll make great dinner conversation this
coming Thanksgiving (To be fair, at the time I ran up the
tab at Louise’s last week, it felt like an emergency.)
So you may understand why I suspected foul play
from the staff when I read Kelsie Smith’s article (page 6)
about frivolously pissing away all your money at fast-
food and coffee joints. I do that all the time, but hey, it
could just be coincidence.
Then I read James Foley’s article (page 8) about
insomnia. C’mon. He probably had no way of knowing,
but I doubt I’ve had a full night of sleep in the past six
weeks. I don’t know why it’s happening. But what I do
know is that I’ve seriously considered ordering the Magic
Bullet blender more than once recently while watching
late-night TV. But surely my writers aren’t in cahoots,
right? They just happened to write stories in the same
week that high-lighted crappy things that I just happened
to be going through at the same time. Nothing to worry
about.
But then came the kicker. When I read Katie Moyer’s
article and survey (page 10) about bringing your sweetie
home for the holiday, I knew something had to be up.
This is gonna be the first holiday season since the Clinton
administration that I won’t have a girlfriend. Even worse,
this was gonna be first season that I actually brought
one home. (Insert sympathy for me here.)
This was too much. I asked the staff if they were
conspiring against me, but they denied it furiously.
Turns out I’m just a broke-ass, sleep-deprived, broken-
hearted loser and that writing articles about people like
me makes for a good magazine.
Enjoy exploiting my misfortunes.
— Brian Wacker
Editor’s note
homemade tunes
VOLUME 3, ISSUE 13
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Thurs 11/17 Fri 11/18 Sat 11/19 Sun 11/20
Weekly choice
Lisa Marie Presley
The Black Angels, Ouija Radio. Replay
Lounge, 10:30 p.m., 21+, $2

Big Daddy’s Rockabilly night featuring
Jett Black. Jackpot Saloon, 10 p.m.,
18+
Gryphyn. Jazzhaus, 10 p.m., 21+, $3

Neon. Granada, 10 p.m., 18+, FREE to
$5

Roots Reggae and Dub with DJ Satta.
Gaslight Tavern, 10 p.m., 21+, FREE

Fat Sal and Senor Ozgood Sound Sys-
tem. Jilly’s on Broadway, 9 p.m., 21+,
FREE

Tea Time. Kansas Union Lobby, 3 p.m.,
FREE
Salsa Dancing Lessons. Kansas Room,
level 6, Kansas Union, 7 p.m., FREE
Feature Film: Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Kan-
sas Union, Woodruff Auditorium, Level
5, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $2 or FREE with
an SUA Activity Card
Dudes and Dudettes, you know that
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are friggin’
hot.
An Army of One. William Inge Memo-
rial Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $10 to $12
Alternatives. Thunderbird Theatre, 8
p.m., $5 for students
A comedy by Canadian playwright Drew
Haden Taylor
Hope, Health and Harmony During the
Holidays. Lawrence Public Library,
2 p.m., FREE
The Waybacks. Davey’s Uptown Ram-
bler’s Club, 8 p.m., 21+, $8
Milemarker, Sad Fingers. Jackpot Sa-
loon, 10 p.m., 18+, $7
Roots and Reality. Jazzhaus, 10 p.m.,
21+, $4
Bugs Henderson, Bobby Carson Band.
The Grand Emporium. 8 p.m., 21+, $9
Split Lip Rayfield, White Ghost Shivers,
Dewayn Brothers. Bottleneck, 9 p.m.,
18+, $12
Alpha Party with DJ Scottie Mac.
Granada, 9 p.m., all ages, $5
The New Foes, Anchondo, Fortitude,
Fat Knuckle Jack. The Boobie Trap Bar,
9 p.m., all ages, $5 to $6
Jazz Disciples. The Blue Room, 10 p.m.,
all ages, FREE
Jethro Tull. Midland Theatre, 8 p.m., all
ages, $38+
Rukus. Slow Ride Roadhouse, 9:30 p.m.,
21+, FREE
The Ants, Ole Mossy Face. Replay, 10
p.m., 21+, $2
Peter Avner, Bare Arms, Julian Sum-
mers, Boo Hiss. Blackdog Coffee House,
7 p.m., all ages, FREE
Lisa Marie Presley. The Blue Note, 7:30
p.m., all ages, $20 to $22
Davan, Boo and Boo Too, The Armory.
The Eighth St. Tap Room, 10 p.m., 21+,
$2
39th Street Art Walk. 1800 W. 39th St.
Kansas City, Mo., 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.,
FREE
Occurs on the third Friday of every
month
Blues Traveler with Carbon Leaf. Voo-
doo Lounge, 8 p.m., 21+, $22.50
DJ Scottie Max. Abe & Jakes, 10:30
p.m., 18+, $5
Diamond Nights, She Wants Revenge,
The God Project. Jackpot Saloon, 10
p.m., 18+
Majestic Rhythm Revue. Jazzhaus, 10
p.m., 21+, $4
Joe Avery and the Insurgents. Gaslight
Tavern, 9 p.m., 21+, $3
The Bad Ideas, Pedergast, Brother
Trucker. Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s
Club, 10 p.m., 21+, $6
The Billions, Periwinkle and the Vivid
Tangerines, Marry Me Moses. The Bot-
tleneck, 9 p.m., all ages, $5 to $7
Super Furry Animals. Granada, 8 p.m.,
all ages, $14
Sorta. Replay Lounge, 10 p.m., 21+, $2
Master Drummer Michael Carvin. The
Blue Room, 8:30 p.m., $15
An Army of One. William Inge Memorial
Theatre, 5 p.m., $10 to $12
KU Opera presents Alfred Herring. Mur-
phy Hall, Robert Baustian Theatre, 7:30
p.m., $7 to $15
Cosmic Bowling. Kansas Union, Jay-
bowl, level 1, 11 p.m., FREE
Alternatives. Thunderbird Theatre, 8
p.m., $5 for students
A comedy by Canadian playwright Drew
Haden Taylor
Roll your own holiday cards. Lawrence
Arts Center, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., FREE
Beauty and the Beast. Lawrence Com-
munity Theatre, 8 p.m., $17 for students
Power Shifters. Harbour Lights, 10 p.m.,
21+, $2
Dwarves, Mondo Generator, The Turbo
ACs, The Vacancies. El Torreon Ball-
room, 6 p.m., all ages, $12
Monkey Finger. Slow Ride Roadhouse,
9:30 p.m., 21+, FREE
GoGoGo Airheart, The Joggers, Con-
ner. Jackpot Saloon, 10 p.m., 18+, $5
An Army of One. William Inge Memorial
Theatre, 2:30 p.m., $10 to $12
KU Opera Presents Alfred Herring. Rob-
ert Baustian Theatre, Murphy Hall, 7:30
p.m., $7 to $15
11th Annual Lawrence Artwalk. 12 p.m.
to 6 p.m., FREE
11th annual self-guided tour of Law-
rence artists’ studios and other art spac-
es featuring Douglas County visual art-
ists. Guide maps available at Lawrence
Arts Center
Beauty and the Beast. Lawrence Com-
munity Theatre, 2:30 pm, $15 for stu-
dents
Don’t pretend, even for a minute, that
you haven’t memorized the entire score
from the Disney version of this classic.
Forget about watching the Chiefs game,
you just know they’re gonna lose any-
ways, and go see this musical while you
can. Our tip: bring an irritable friend
along, sing along to all of the songs and
time how long it takes for him smack
you across the face and cause a scene.
Milemarker
Jethro Tull
11.17.05 Jayplay|
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Man Man. Replay Lounge, 10 p.m., 21+,
$2
Mouth of the Architect, F Is For Fire.
Jackpot Saloon, 10 p.m, 18+, $3 to $5
Open Mic. Boobie Trap Bar, 9 p.m., 21+
Ben Summers, John Greiner. Davey’s
Uptown Rambler’s Club, 8:30 p.m., 21+,
$3
City Lights. Barney Allis Plaza, after
sundown, FREE
Downtown Kansas City lights up as
several buildings are illuminated using
state-of-the-art lighting techniques.
Events kick-off with an opening cel-
ebration.
Matt Wertz. Grand Emporium, 8 p.m.,
all ages, $10.
KU vs. Missouri Volleyball (Senior
Night.) Horejsi Family Athletics Center,
7 p.m., all ages, $3 to $6
Say goodbye and thanks to the team’s
three seniors, including the Brazilian
tandem of Paula Caten and Josi Lima.
And what a great way for them to go
out — kicking the crap out of Mizzou.
Mon 11/21 Tues 11/22 Wed 11/23
Weekly choice
Arch Enemy, All That Remains, Mne-
mic, A Perfect Murder. The Bottleneck,
7 p.m., all ages, $14
Jim Eriksen. The Blue Room, 7 p.m, all
ages, FREE
Neogenesis. Davey’s Uptown Ram-
bler’s Club, 9:30 p.m., 21+, $2
That Acoustic Jam Thing. Jazzhaus, 10
p.m., 21+, $2
Wishbone Ash, The Bobby Carson
Band. Grand Emporium, 8 p.m., 21+,
$15
Yellowcard, Acceptance. Granada, 7
p.m., all ages, $20
KU Saxaphone Quartet. Swarthout Re-
cital Hall in Murphy Hall, 7:30 p.m., all
ages, FREE
Presented by KU’s Department of Music
and Dance.
Hanson. Liberty Hall, 8 p.m., all ages,
$31
You really have no excuse to miss this
show. Many years from now, as you’re
lying in your bed, contemplating life,
we know you’ll still regret missing this
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The
brothers behind MMMBop don’t just
show up in your town every day. Seri-
ously, go even if it’s just for shits ‘n’
grins.
H. Gage, Suttercane, Seventh Day,
Schemata. Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s
Club, 8 p.m., 21+, $5
Musica Nova. U.M.K.C., 7:30 p.m., all
ages, FREE
Women’s Basketball vs. Detroit Mercy
University. Allen Fieldhouse, 7 p.m., all
ages
For ticket information and prices, call 1-
800-34-HAWKS or the Athletics Depart-
ment at (785)-864-3141
Hanson
Arch Enemy
Yellowcard
Beaumont Club
4050PennsylvaniaAve.,KansasCity,Mo.
BoxOffce(816)561-2560
Berkley Riverfront Park
Fifth&GrandSt.,KansasCity,Mo.
The Blue Room
1616E.18thSt.,KansasCity,Mo.
(816)474-2929
Carlsen Center
12345CollegeBlvd.,OverlandPark
Charlecote
337E.55thSt.KansasCity,Mo.
(816)444-4622
Convention Center
301W13
th
St.KansasCity,Mo.,64105
Crown Center
2450GrandBlvd.,KansasCity,Mo.
(816)274-8844
Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club
3402MainSt.,KansasCity,Mo.
(816)753-1909
Fields Gallery
712MassachusettsSt.
Gaslight Tavern
317N.SecondSt.
(785)856-4330
Grand Emporium Saloon
3832MainSt.KansasCity,Mo.
(816)531-1504
Hale Arena
1701AmericanRoyalCourt,Kansas
City,Mo.
Hobbs Park
10th&DelawareSt.
(785)749-7394
Jackpot Saloon
943MassachusettsSt.
(785)832-1085
Jazzhaus
9261/2MassachusettsSt.
(785)749-3320
Johnson County Museum of History
6305LackmanRd.,Shawnee
(913)631-6709
Kemper Arena
1800GennesseeSt.,KansasCity,Mo.
(816)221-9800
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420WarwickBlvd.KansasCity,Mo.
(816)753-5784
Lawrence Arts Center
940NewHampshireSt.
Lawrence Community Theatre
1501NewHampshireSt.
Lawrence Public Library
707VermontSt.(785)843-3833
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525OakSt.KansasCity,Mo.
(816)753-5784
New Theatre Restaurant
9229FosterRd.OverlandPark
Slow Ride Roadhouse
1350N.ThirdSt.
(785)749-2727
The Replay Lounge
946MassachusettsSt.
(785)749-7676
Where:
Weekly choice
Southwind 12 (785) 832-0880
3433 Iowa St.
Matinee (before 6 p.m.) $5.50, Regular price $7.75,
Students $6.25, Seniors (55+) and Children (3 to 11
years old) $5
Thursday, November 17
Chicken Little (G)
1:30 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 5:10 p.m.,
7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:10 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (PG)
1:15 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 9:50 p.m.
Saw II (R)
2:40 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:10 p.m.
Shopgirl (R)
12:45 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:10 p.m.
Zathura (PG)
2:30 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:40 p.m.
The Legend of Zorro (PG)
1:10 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:55 p.m.
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (R)
1:20 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 9:20 p.m.
Thursday, November 17 (continued)
The Weather Man (R)
1:35 p.m., 4:325 p.m., 7:50 p.m, 10:15 p.m.
Derailed (R)
1:45 p.m., 4:35 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10:20 p.m.
Prime (PG-13)
12:50 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Jarhead (R)
1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:50 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Liberty Hall (785) 749-1912
644 Mass. St.
Matinee (before 6 p.m.) $5, Regular price $7,
Seniors (60+) $5 and Children (12 & under) $5
Thursday, November 17
Everything is Illuminated (PG-13)
4:40 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:20 p.m.
Proof (PG-13)
4:40 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Movie times
Blues Traveler
Molly Brescia’s addiction runs all
year. Every month, it drains $110 from
her bank account. She indulges in her
habit once, sometimes even twice daily.
Her parents know about it and they’ve
warned her.
She knows she should stop. She’s
even tried. But when there is homework
to be done and that afternoon headache
sets in, the Dayton, Ohio sophomore
throws her backpack over shoulder and
heads out to get her fix: a tall caramel
frappuccino, steaming hot in that famil-
iar white-paper with its simple, green
label.
Brescia’s Starbucks habit is too obvi-
ous to overlook, but like many college
students, her concern is not enough to
spur change.
For some, it’s unconscious spending
– a few dollars at the Underground for
lunch, perhaps a latte in the afternoon,
maybe Chipotle for dinner – adding up
the total past each receipt isn’t a con-
cept many want to employ.
But what if you saw how much you
really do spend on burritos and beer?
What if you sat down, pen in hand and
did the math?
Brescia is a perfect, if not extreme,
example. Even though her frappuccino
fixes ebb in the summer (down from at
least seven to four or five a week), she
still spends around $2,000 caffeinating
herself in one year.
Brescia says she knows it’s a lot of
money but that without that Starbucks
caffeine kick, she gets headaches. “I
have tried to lessen my habit but I just
can’t do it. My parents always tell me I
need to ease up, and I try to, but I just
love going to Starbucks to do home-
work and study for tests,” she says.
As Breschia knows all too well, cof-
fee is an expensive habit. Buying, say,
four, $3.20 caramel macchiatos at Pulse
each week adds up to $12.80 over seven
days. Take that multiplied by the 33-
week standard school year and you’re
out $422.40.
Ashley Hutchison is no Molly Bre-
schia. The Lenexa junior spends her
lunch hour at the Underground two or
three times a week and makes a point
to limit her meals out. But even though
she doesn’t share Breschia’s love for
lattes, Hutchison’s on-campus meals,
which average around $6 still add up to
a significant chunk of change.
If she spends $6, three times a week,
that’s $18 each week. Since this exam-
ple involves on-campus meals, multi-
ply that $18 a the number of weeks in
the school year. That brings Hutchison’s
Underground funds to a total of $594.
Yikes, huh?
But college students don’t just buy food
on campus. Whitney Eriksen, Hutchinson
sophomore, only eats once a week at the
Underground and limits her restaurant
visits to the same number. She estimates
that weekly meal costs her about $10.
Plus she orders take out a couple nights
each week as well, those totaling about
$5 each. Those three meals cost Erik-
sen about $20 each week, which, again,
counting just the school year, turns into
$660 from September to May.
Scale down your spending
Those $3 and $4 swipes of your debit
card can end up being no small matter.
In an article on MSN Money’s Web site,
author Adriane G. Berg suggests keep-
ing a journal of your spending habits in
a effort to curb the rate at which your
dollars disappear.
After establishing spending habits,
the next step is making the always-
dreaded budget. Limit those lattes and
make more meals at home. Make a meal
plan so you aren’t left clueless stand-
ing in front of the fridge and ultimately
running to Steak ‘n Shake. In the end,
your bank account – and maybe even
your waistline – will benefit. When you
do go out for dinner, make small adjust-
ments to keep the tab limited. Drink wa-
ter instead of soda or cocktails. Share a
meal with a friend. Skip the appetizers
and have a bowl of ice cream at home
instead of ordering desserts, which can
sometimes double your check.
And if you aren’t the do-it-yourself
type, try creating a budget with help
from online templates and worksheets.
The Web site www.free-financial-advice.
net has an excel budget worksheet avail-
able for free download. And a simple
Google search of the words free budget
plan will give you similar results.
Hey, budgets aren’t easy, and they
sure aren’t fun. But taking time to save
yourself some financial strain will
surely, well, pay off.
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Balancing your budget
By Kelsie Smith, Jayplay writer
Illustration by Greg Griesenauer
$3.54 frappaccino x 7 per week= $24.78/
week
Grand total: $817.74
per school year
Molly $6 on-campus lunch x 3 per week= $18/week
Grand total: $594
per school year
Ashley
$10 restaurant dinner x 1 per week= $10/week
$5 take-out x 2 per week= $10/week
Grand total: $660
per school year
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corner
1/2 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup double strength coffee
1 cup low-fat milk
1/3 cup Hershey’s chocolate syrup
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
2 cup ice
whipped cream
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Toast co-
conut, stirring occasionally for 25 to 30
minutes or until light brown. Allow time
to cool.
2. Make double-strength coffee by putting
in twice the amount of grounds. (About
2 tbsp.) Chill coffee.
3. Combine coffee, milk, 1/3 cup coconut,
chocolate syrup and sugar in a blender.
Blend until sugar is dissolved, add ice.
Makes two 16-ounce drinks. Garnish with
whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate and
the rest of the coconut.
Reprinted with permission. For more Top
Secret Recipes, please visit
www.topsecretrecipes.com.
— Natalie Johnson
Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frappuccino
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Chipotle might have invented foil-wrapped tortilla-
filled goodness, but Pepperjax Grill deserves props
for expanding on the idea. While it’s not Mexican food
(or any other specific cuisine, really) Pepperjax is defi-
nitely tasty.
Order your wrap stuffed with chicken, shrimp or
beef, or leave the meat out all together — the pep-
pers, onions, mushrooms, jalapeños, black olives,
beans and rice are enough on their own, not to men-
tion the 40 toppings and sauces. Variations also come
in the form of rice bowls or salads.
If you’re craving something more traditional, Pep-
perjax makes a mouth-watering Philly cheese steak
sandwich. While there’s no bar, bottled beer is avail-
able to complement your wrap or Philly. Wraps,
bowls, salads and sandwiches cost $5 to $6.50, and
delivery is free.
— Laura Snyder
Pepperjax Grill
940 New Hampshire St., (785) 856-4529
notice
The sun set hours ago. The pale,
moonlit streets of West Lawrence seem
bleak and desolate as I drive along.
Soon most of the city will wake up to a
fresh sunrise, ready to start a new day.
But not me. I’m still awake. I have to be.
I have an interview with an insomniac.
Peering through the darkness, I spot
the address and park the car. Two lone
zeroes let me know I’ve found the place;
the other two digits
vanished during
a party, I later find
out. Inside is active
and bright, a con-
trast to the quiet
night outside. I’m
greeted by Andy
Crowson, Leaven-
worth sophomore.
Wide awake, he
beckons me in,
eyes showing little
fatigue from the
mere one hour of
sleep he’s had in
the past 48 hours.
An insomniac is
one who has prob-
lems falling and/or
staying asleep.
Crowson says his
insomnia started about three months
ago. It keeps him awake well beyond
the waking hours of the average twenty
something. He bids goodnight to his
roommates only to greet them again the
next morning. Though Crowson may be
an extreme case, he’s also one of mil-
lions of Americans who have insomnia.
According to a National Sleep Foun-
dation study, more than 70 million
Americans suffer from insomnia. Some
have it more severely than others.
Crowson, who has not been profession-
ally diagnosed, says the longest he’s
gone is six straight days without any
significant amount of sleep, though he
usually maxes out at four. “I get tired,”
he says, “and I lay places trying to fall
asleep.” He just
never does.
Crowson and
the sunrise are
good friends.
Insomnia ex-
ists in various
forms and inten-
sities. The way
insomnia affects
the body varies
according to the
individual. It can
last a matter of
days or can go
on for months
at a time. There
are two main
types of insom-
nia: sleep-on-
set insomnia,
where you have
problems falling asleep; and terminal
insomnia, where you can fall asleep but
have problems staying asleep.
Insomnia taxes the body and mind.
It’s also an obvious cause of sleep de-
privation, which is more serious than
insomnia itself. Ruth Ann Atchley, asso-
ciate professor of psychology, teaches
a class called Sleep
and Dreaming. She
says the average
college student is
chronically sleep
deprived, getting
less than the eight
hours a night the
body needs.
The living condi-
tions of the average
college student make us susceptible to
sleep onset insomnia. Living in a dorm
or cramped apartment where your
personal space is limited causes us to
economize, our beds often doubling as
a place to do homework or watch TV,
Atchley says. Regularly using your bed
for activities other than sleeping or sex
tricks your mind into thinking that the
bed is a place to be awake.
“College students do everything in
their beds; that’s part of the problem,”
she says.
Atchley says practicing good sleep
hygiene is key to treating cases of sleep
onset insomnia. She says maintaining
consistent sleeping and waking sched-
ules, avoiding prolonged or frequent
naps and exercising regularly will help
your body get a good night’s sleep.
Also, don’t sleep away the morning
just because you don’t have class until
noon. Doing so will disrupt your circa-
dian rhythm, Atchley says.
Sometimes events in our lives cause
so much stress that it becomes impos-
sible to sleep. Be it school, relationship
problems or depression, having sleep
problems because of a specific reason is
called secondary in-
somnia. Zach Waite,
Leavenworth junior,
went two and a half
months without a
good night’s sleep
last year when he
had problems with
a long distance rela-
tionship. It worked
him up so much that
he couldn’t fall asleep. His mind would
race in circles, keeping him awake when
he wanted nothing more than to sleep.
His sleepless nights met days filled with
class and work, where he found himself
unable to concentrate and dozing con-
stantly. “I was exhausted all the time,”
he says. “It was terrible.”
Being unable to sleep can drive you
crazy. But there are remedies that can
help you take the reins and get insom-
nia under control. The Web site www.
WebMD.com suggests getting into a
regular exercise routine, because the
exercise will tire your body and help
it fall asleep. The Web site also recom-
mends reserving your bed for activities
where a bed is required, which will make
it easier for you to fall asleep when you
need to.
Getting enough sleep is crucial to
having a healthy, functional life. While
college is a time for us to play just as
hard as we work, it’s important to make
time for a good night’s sleep. Doing so
will make you much healthier in the
long run. Goodnight.
By James Foley, Jayplay writer
An interview with
an insomniac
you were
sleeping
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• Use your bed only for sleep and sex.
• Establish regular times to go to bed
and wake up.
• Avoid late-night meals.
• Avoid using alcohol, caffeine or nico-
tine late in the day.
• If you don’t fall asleep within 20 min-
utes, get up to do something else until
you get sleepy.
Sleep tips
Photo Illustration by Kit Leffler
Hypersomnia:
Excessive sleepiness throughout the day.
Narcolepsy:
Excessive daytime sleepiness and inter-
mittent, uncontrollable episodes of falling
asleep during the daytime.
Sleep bruxism:
Involuntary, unconscious, excessive grind-
ing or clenching of teeth during sleep.
Sleep enuresis (AKA bedwetting):
Being unable to maintain urinary control
when asleep.
Sleep apnea:
Serious sleep disorder that occurs when
a person’s breathing is interrupted during
sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea
stop breathing repeatedly during their
sleep, sometimes hundreds of times dur-
ing the night.
Sleeping problems
Wescoe wit
Not to scare you, but we’re
eavesdropping on your
conversations. Yes, we hear
everything. And then we print
it. But don’t worry if you say
something stupid, we won’t
identify you — unless you owe us
money or beer.
Girl: (looking at guy’s pa-
per) What’s that?
Guy: My paper for law
school, explaining that
whole fake I.D. thing.
Girl: (with sympathy) Ohh..
I see.
Guy: It seemed a lot better
when I was writing it.
Girl 1: I feel like making
out tonight.
Girl 2: With who, though?
Girl 1: A cute boy.
Girl 2: Me too.
Girl 1: Don’t you have a
boyfriend?
Girl 2: Yeah, yeah, I know
Girl 1: Jimmy John’s is
fast.
Girl 2: Jimmy John’s is,
like, really fast.
Girl 1: Yeah, they’re so fast.
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notice
1
What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
Ham, because Mr. Turkey is a close
relative of mine.
Sweet potato pie.
If you had a personal vending machine,
with what item would you fill it?
Autographed pictures of myself and
Big Jay plush dolls, for the kids.
Gold bars. No, Mountain Dew. Wait,
gold bars filled with Mountain Dew.
How many parking tickets have you gotten at KU?
What, are you crazy? I’m only five! Just one.
When you were five years old, what did you want to be?
The craziest, most intimidating
NCAA mascot that the world has
ever seen.
I wanted to be a bear. Being outside
and eating people appealed to me.
Cheetos: crunchy or puffy?
Puffy, like Baby Jay’s belly.

Puffy, they are just a little bit more
fun to eat.
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3

4
5
Five
questions
KU not (yet) famous: KU famous:
Big Jay
Lawrence, bird
Justin Hill
Manassas, Va., freshman, film major
— Katy Humpert
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contact
1. The last time you two went out to din-
ner, your date didn’t like the way the po-
tatoes were cooked. He or she handled
it by:
a. threatening the server with a call to
the Department of Health
b. making comments about it the rest
of the night
c. sending it back
d. not making a big deal about it
Food complaints at a restaurant are a
telltale sign that you’ve got a picky eater
on your hands, says Marilyn Anderson,
dating expert and author of Never Kiss
a Frog. A huge Thanksgiving dinner no-
no, she says, is complaining about the
food. Absolutely never insult the cook,
but don’t go overboard on flattery ei-
ther, Anderson suggests. She says ex-
cessive compliments can come off as
being insincere.
2. Best way to describe your partner’s
relationship with his or her family is:
a. nonexistent
b. a love/hate relationship…except
without the love part
c. he or she keeps in touch
d. close and loving
The value your date places on family
relations is also important, Anderson
says. Strong love and respect shown
to his or her family indicates the same
consideration will be given to yours.
3. The number of dates you’ve spent to-
gether is:
a. there was that one night…
b. you’ve had a couple dates
c. enough to get to know him or her
pretty well
d. you’ve lost count
Taking a date to Thanksgiving dinner is
like taking someone as a date to a wed-
ding, says Margot Carmichael Lester,
author of the weekly advice column,
Ask Margot, for www.love.msn.com.
She advises that if your relationship is
a new one, just go solo. “Everyone as-
sumes too much and that pressure can
get in the way of getting to know each
other,” Lester says. You should have
spent enough time together, she says,
to feel like you’re truly headed for a
long-term relationship.
4. The movie that best describes your
partner’s social skills is:
a. American Psycho
b. Carrie
c. Superstar
d. Hitch
It’s difficult to gauge how your date
will behave in an environment that in-
volves nosey relatives and an all-you-
can-eat buffet, Lester says. She explains
that some people make up for being
uncomfortable in this kind of situation
by making off-colored jokes or telling
embarrassing stories about their date.
If this happens, she says it’s best to take
your date aside and gracefully explain
the offense and ask that he or she be
more mindful in the future. It also might
help, Lester says, to explain to your
date certain topics or relatives to avoid
before arriving at dinner. If all else fails,
she says, “Just slide under the table
and disappear.”
Taking home the turkey
By Katie Moyer, Jayplay writer
Before you invite your new sweetie to Thanksgiving dinner,
take this quiz to figure out if he or she is truly the type of
person you want to take home to Mom
You’re meeting the parents for
Thanksgiving and you don’t know
the first thing about dinner etiquette.
Don’t panic. Here’s a few simple din-
ner do’s and don’ts to follow.
5. Don’t start eating before everyone
has been seated/served or grace
has been said.
4. Leave the room before you start
dislodging the turkey from your
teeth.
3. Don’t be a food critic.
2. Don’t answer your cell phone mid-
feast. Better yet, turn it off or put it
on silent.
1. Always thank the dinner host be-
fore you leave.
Don’t panic
Models: Tyler Snell and Tristan Telander
Kit Leffler/ Jayplay photographer
Surviving your partner’s family Thanks-
giving dinner: advice from Margot Carmi-
chael Lester, author of the weekly advice
column, Ask Margot, for love.msn.com.
• Dress appropriately (not too nice, not
too shabby)
• Smile pleasantly (not maniacally)
• Don’t speak unless spoken to
• Stay away from discussions about pol-
itics, religion and college sports.
• Above all, never hit on a relative of
your date! (or anyone else, for that
matter)
Surviving your
partner’s family dinner
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Top five
5. When a guy in an anime is exposed to female
anatomy that he does not possess.
4. The first time a person flirts with you and it
goes completely over your head.
3. When drinking is involved…and I don’t mean
soda.
2. The oral sex story swapping in Chasing Amy.
1. Any…and I mean ANY sexual reference or
scenario in Smallville.
— Chris Moore
Moments when sex or
innuendos are funny
Bitch
moan
contact
Jessica: If you think you’re ready to let
him back into your life, you need to take
the initiative to talk to him. Call him up,
get some coffee and hang out. You guys
broke things off because of your jealou-
sy, remember? As far as he’s concerned,
the ball’s in your court. Should he be
unresponsive to your invitation, relax
and give him time. He’s probably hurt-
ing just as much as you. In the mean-
time, work on banishing that jealousy.
It’s needless and a huge liability in any
relationship.
Brian: It’s simple, Abe. Talk to him. You’ll
never know what he is thinking if you
won’t talk to him. If you want to be
scared, get over it, ask him what he’s
thinking and find out about it. Be scared
afterwards. Otherwise, you’re gonna be
scared your whole life, never knowing if
things could have worked out at a later
date.
I recently broke up
with my boyfriend of
three years and I’m
having a really hard
time with it. We broke
up because I couldn’t
handle him talking to
his ex so often. I want
him to be in my life,
but I’m not sure about
what he wants. Any
advice?
— Abe, Senior
?
Brian: A good way to do the hard and fast
thing and still last is to make sure there
is some orgasm-inducing foreplay. It’ll
make your second go-round last quite a
bit longer, and you both can go as fast as
you want. Also, consider trying some dif-
ferent positions to see if anything other
than the age-old missionary prolongs
the experience. Try to expand your sex-
ual life and you’ll start to enhance your
pumping ability.
Jessica: Aha. The wham-bam method,
the one most of us with roommates
know all too well. (Thank you, thin walls
and creaky mattresses of the world.) Al-
though, the fact that you both love it hard
and fast has an evolutionary advantage,
I’m sure that’s not what you’re aiming
for. Always wear condoms and use the
squeeze technique if the condoms don’t
desensitize you enough. The squeeze
technique is precisely what you’re think-
ing. When you get too excited, squeeze
it manually and you’ll calm down. Hope
that helps. Happy humping!
My girlfriend loves
hard, fast sex. The
problem is that I do
too. I can’t last when
we go hard and fast.
Anything I can do to
help us since we both
get off on the same
thing?
— Ethan, Sophomore
?
If you answered mostly A’s, stop try-
ing debating whether to take him or her
home, and start thinking of the best way
to dump the scumbag.
If you answered mostly B’s, ask your
friends what you saw in this person in
the first place.
If you answered mostly C’s, although
it’s risky, taking your partner home for
Thanksgiving could be a good test for
your relationship. This one’s promising.
If you answered mostly D’s, invite this
new sweetie home and be prepared to
answer your relatives when they ask,
“When’s the wedding?” And if all works
out, he or she could be joining you for
many holiday events to come.
Score:
If you’re an astrology buff, see
what the stars say about your
partner and how he or she han-
dles Thanksgiving dinner.
Aries (March 21—April 19) starts eating
before everyone else has been seated.
Taurus (April 20—May 20) accepts only
the finest pieces of white meat.
Gemini (May 21—June 20) grabs both
turkey wings for themselves.
Cancer (June 21—July 22) spends all day
slaving over a hot stove.
Leo (July 23—Aug. 22) sulks that Capri-
corn is at the head of the table.
Virgo (Aug. 23—Sept. 22) will only accept
a minimum helping of the meal.
Libra (Sept. 23—Oct. 22) does their best
to make sure everyone gets equal por-
tions.
Scorpio (Oct. 23—Nov. 21) puts extra salt
on the mashed potatoes.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22—Dec. 21) is stuck in
front of the T.V. watching football.
Capricorn (Dec. 22—Jan. 19) sits at the
head of the table.
Aquarius (Jan. 20—Feb. 18) gets extra
helpings of pumpkin pie.
Pisces (Feb. 19—March 20) wants to be
the one sitting closest to the turkey.
It’s in the stars
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5. The worst thing he or she has ever
done in public restaurant setting is:
a. yelling at the server and refusing
to pay
b. ripping ass and thinking it was hi-
larious
c. belching out loud
d. forgetting which fork goes with the
salad
Table manners should also be taken
into account before a Thanksgiving in-
vite. “If they eat like a pig, don’t invite
them for turkey,” Anderson says. Dinner
etiquette includes sexual self-control as
well. For example, it would be quite an
embarrassment if Aunt Mildred caught
your date copping a feel for you under
the table. Being attracted to one another
is one thing, she says, but getting touchy
in front of your family is just wrong!
6. When you dine with your date, he or
she usually drinks:
a. enough alcohol to pass out, face
first in the linguini
b. enough beers to forget your name
a couple times
c. a couple cocktails
d. just a glass of wine or a beer with
dinner
“If he puts his hand in the turkey and
uses it as a puppet,” Anderson says,
“he’s probably had too much to drink.”
She advises to be mindful if your part-
ner is a drinker. It’s important for neither
of you to over-drink at family functions.
7. The thought of spending the holidays
with your partner makes you:
a. shudder with fear
b. wince at the thought of your drain-
ing bank account
c. unsure — it could go either way
d. ecstatic
Jessica: Lights on or lights off is an age-old question. Since men are
more responsive to visual stimuli, they tend to prefer the lights on so
they can see their partners in all their glory. Women are more apt to
follow the lights-off policy in an attempt to hide any self-perceived im-
perfections. Since you’re wanting to mix it up a little, why not start her
off with a fairly dim light or having daytime sex with the blinds drawn?
Couple that with telling her how beautiful she looks, especially now
that you can see her face and body. You must make her comfortable for
this to be successful. It’ll be a gradual process, but I’m sure if you do
things right, she’ll be more comfortable with lights than before.
Brian: As Jessica says guys are turned on by what they see. This ex-
plains the typical guy’s fascination with boobies, (especially big ones.)
Girls also have a soft spot for a candle-lit room. Another way to grab
her attention is colored lighting and a romantic soundtrack. Turn off the
fluorescent lights, turn up the ambient lights and lose the clothes.
?
Whenever my
girlfriend and I
have sex, she
wants it to be
pitch black, while
I like there to be
a few lights on.
Any advice on
what to do?
— Eric, Junior
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By Rory Flynn, Jayplay writer
Tyler Anderson kicks back in his chair
at the recording studio and closes his
eyes. He concentrates his attention on
the fresh track he and his band, The Vol-
unteers, recently recorded after a week’s
worth of playing, producing, tweaking,
criticizing, recording and re-recording.
Anderson begins dissecting every note,
beat and transition with a juror’s ears.
One moment his face beams with plea-
sure, the next it bears a scowl. He has
been working hard for hours to finish the
production of the first track on the band’s
debut album.
After hours of working, Anderson
stands up, paces around the studio and
decides to call it a night. Instead of walk-
ing out to his car, he crosses the room
and lays down on his bed, winding down
for the evening.
Like many modern-day recording art-
ists, Anderson has created a home re-
cording studio. With the help of his lap-
top computer and home software he can
record, store and produce the band’s
self-described “post-folk” music fromhis
own bedroom.
Home recording studios
In the past 10 years, the image of re-
cording studios has changed dramati-
cally. Advances in music recording tech-
nology have allowed recording artists to
move the process from traditional, pro-
fessional recording studios to their own
homes by using software on their home
computers.
The most prominent, ProTools, gives
birth to thousands of new home-based
recording artists and producers daily,
says David Franz, author of Producing in
the Home Studio with ProTools. Franz,
who owns a professional recording stu-
dio in Los Angeles, estimates there are
now as many as one million people
worldwide using home production soft-
ware. He claims several major recording
facilities have closed in L.A., as well as in
other places around the country because
musicians and producers have stopped
recording and producing with profes-
sional studios and started doing it them-
selves with the aid of home production
software.
Home studios in Lawrence
Anderson, Kansas City junior, is one of
many local musicians who has taken ad-
vantage of the ability to record music in
his home. He says he decided recording
in his home made more sense financially,
and he feels more creative in a comfort-
able environment.
“The ability to record at home has al-
lowed our band to take our music to the
next level,” he says, adding that his band
is planning their first tour next summer
after they finish their album.
Before transforming his bedroom into
a recording studio, his Connecticut high
school offered an audio production class
that helped hone the skills he uses today
in his home studio. Anderson says he
doesn’t have the money to buy profes-
sional microphones or all of the various
instruments he desires, but with his home
production software, he can be creative
by using programs to make beats, play
effects from various prerecorded instru-
ments and sample parts of other tracks.
“I have been in professional studios
where it is hard to record a single track in
a full day, which gets pricey when you’re
paying a hefty hourly fee. At home I can
mix a track anytime I want for free,” An-
derson says.
Layin’ down a track
The process of recording and produc-
ing an audio track is based on layering.
The Volunteers’ multi-talented musicians
often swap instruments and vocal seg-
ments of songs, so it is not feasible for
the songs to be recorded out of Ander-
son’s home studio as a collective perfor-
mance. So each instrument is recorded
separately. Anderson explains the band
usually begins the process by recording
a guitar rhythm. Next, Andrew Kissel,
Montgomery, Ala. junior, records the key-
board segment of the track. The recorded
rhythm guitar section is played out loud
while Kissel plays the keyboard, which is
connected directly to Anderson’s laptop
computer.
Next, vocals are added. Each singer will
individually record his vocals while lis-
tening to the already recorded keys and
guitar through headphones. The vocals
are then pieced together in the produc-
tion process. When harmonizing the vo-
cals, Anderson will layer one voice over
another. Sometimes he will even harmo-
nize with himself by layering the same or
re-recorded vocals. After vocals, Ander-
son records bass guitar and follows with
drums.
After all the parts are brought together,
the production and mastering skills come
into play. Timing and sequencing should
be perfect, so Anderson matches each
recorded portion carefully over the other
parts. Anderson says the production soft-
ware he uses, Cakewalk Music Creator,
allows production processes to be self-
taught.
The track is nearly finished, and the
band can add or change parts of the song
if it wants. Anderson paid around $200
for his home recording and production
equipment, excluding instruments and
his laptop computer. In addition to Cake-
walk Music Creator software he uses two
microphones and a pre-amplifier to con-
trol the treble, bass and volume levels.
Often the home producer tweaks various
simulated knobs on the computer screen
rather than on the real knobs of a profes-
sional studio’s large soundboard for the
production-controlling options.
Where’s
that
sound
coming
from?
Musicians in Lawrence
are deciding to move the
recording process out of
professional studios and
into their own homes
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Price differences
Depending on how serious a record-
ing artist considers him or herself, a
home studio setup may prove a wal-
let-friendly decision. A standard home
recording studio consists of recording
software that costs anywhere between
$40 to $400. Home studio necessities
include microphones, an interface that
convert an analog signal into a digital
signal for plugging in a microphone,
guitar and keyboard, and a hard drive
to store the recordings. All of this
equipment ranges in price from $200 to
$1,500, excluding expenses such as the
actual computer and instruments.
Professional recording studios vary in
price. Franz charges $50 per hour at his
studio, Underground Sun, in Los Ange-
les. The $50 charge includes the studio
and all the equipment, as well as his
services as a professional producer and
sound engineer.

Nearby, Black Lodge Studios in Eudora
charges $50 an hour or $400 a day plus
an additional engineer fee. Add up the
hourly costs and one album may cost
you what you could have spent on an
entire home recording studio.

But there are drawbacks ...
While producing music at home has
benefits, it also can be problematic for
an inexperienced producer. Although
home production software is fairly be-
ginner-friendly, you still need to know
what you are doing, Franz says. He ex-
plains that in a professional studio, you
have access to a sound engineer and a
professional producer.
A musician attempting to double as
producer may turn a potentially good
album into a bad one.
The sound engineer has several jobs,
including setting up microphones for
optimal sound recording quality, pro-
viding technical support for the high-
quality recording equipment mixing
and mastering of tracks, and making
sure the final mix sounds good. The
producer, Franz says, acts as the direc-
tor of the entire recording process. His
duties include everything from making
sure the musicians know their parts to
creating a particular vibe so the band or
artist can give its best performance.
Another pitfall to home studios can
be sound quality. Home studios rarely
have the high-quality acoustics that a
professional studio would have. Most
professional studios, such as Black
Lodge, have sound-proof isolation
booths, which limit the reverberations
that cause echoing, creating an atmo-
sphere for optimal recording.
Some genres of music, however, can
be just as easy to produce from a home
studio with similar sound qualities. Hip-
hop and electronic music, Franz says,
can often be produced in a home stu-
dio with little or no difference in sound
quality because many of the beats and
rhythms are computer-generated rather
than played by live instruments that
must be recorded with a microphone.
Good or bad for music?
Musicians, recording artists and pro-
ducers debate whether the ease of trans-
forming one’s home into a recording
studio is good for the future of music.
Local home-based recording artist and
producer Joe McGuire, who produces
under the moniker Pleasuremaker and
has released several of his albums re-
corded and produced in his home stu-
dio, claims it has brightened the future
of music because it enables musicians
who wouldn’t otherwise have a chance
to record their music.
Others, however, such as producer
Anthony Davis, a.k.a. Ant, of the re-
nowned hip-hop group Atmosphere
doesn’t see home production software
as entirely positive. He says that since
many musicians/producers record and
release music so easily, they often rush
through the production process. “It
seems that everyone is trying to get fa-
mous so quick that they don’t take the
time and really work hard on what they
release,” Davis says.
Future of professional studios
Despite the increase in home record-
ing and producing, Franz believes there
will always be a demand for profession-
al recording studios. He says they will
never go away, but may have to down-
size from the large facilities of previous
eras in order to survive.
“Not all musicians want to be engi-
neers and producers. You need a team,”
Franz says.

“It seems that everyone is
trying to get famous so quick that they
don’t take the time and really work hard on
what they release.”
— Anthony Davis, from Atmosphere
Q: Where did you get the idea for the play?
Zacory Boatright: That is an excellent ques-
tion. The idea of the play came from, as
you can probably guess, reading and
experiencing and being exposed to the
things that were happening in Iraq over
the course of the last four years. I first got
the idea for writing a play about Septem-
ber 11
th
after September 11
th
. But, then I
got this idea where there are three gen-
erations of men in the same family who
are overlapping and re-experiencing the
same things. And then, I saw some things
in the news that were hard too for me to
react to. I didn’t know how to respond to
things like Abu Grahaib. Or Fallujah and
Najaf, situations where so many soldiers
were dying. I was really frustrated and I
needed a way to vent that because I’m
not in the military and I wanted to be able
to say how much I support our troops. I
was so frustrated, on their behalf. And it
was one of those things where there was
a culmination of a current idea I had, and
a need to respond to what to what was
happening. And that’s how the character
of Josh came about. In fact, the original
name of the play was Josh’s War.
Q: It’s interesting the way the title, An Army
of One, doesn’t really make sense until
near the end. Sort of like when an Army
is victorious, they are all victorious to-
gether, but when it fails, it fails together.
It’s not just the troops that were at Abu
Grahaib that failed, it gets applied to the
entire military. Can you comment?
ZB: Well, let me respond to your sentiment
there. This play is about responsibility, it’s
about honor. It’s about as much as we own
our successes in Iraq, we must own our
failures. I don’t think that An Army of One
takes a position on those things. I don’t
think it says we failed or we succeeded.
It does say that we might be failing cer-
tain veterans that are coming home with
problems, but more than that, in our fail-
ures, we need to own them, we need to
accept responsibility for that. Because we
have failed, and we have succeeded. And
I fully believe that some of the things we
are doing in Iraq are going to change the
Middle East for the better, but then again,
there are other things.
Q: Were you at all apprehensive at all about
the subject material because this play
deals with such sensitive material as 9/11,
PTSD and Abu Grahaib? Were you ever
worried that it’d be too shocking or too
much for people?
ZB: How do you begin to answer the war is-
sue? You do as much research as you can,
and you hope that you have represented
them as well as you can. In the end, you
have to hope, you have to make a deci-
sion within yourself to make sure that the
material honors those organizations as
much as it criticizes them. I feel that I’ve
done that.
Q: Given that the subject material is still go-
ing on, did you find yourself constantly
revising?
ZB: Well, writing is revision, and so that
was incredibly hard. Every single day,
new material comes out that could af-
fect the show, but, what I had to do was
at some point I just had to draw a line in
the sand and say “no more.” When Josh
talks about the Green Zone in Iraq, that’s
the most contemporary piece of “news”
in the play. There are still things coming
out of Iraq right now, but you’ll notice I’m
not talking about the elections, the par-
liament, the constitution, all of the things
that are still going on in Iraq. Stuff like the
number of soldiers dead, I tried to stay
away from stuff like that, while address-
ing other things. And it’s definitely a bal-
ancing act.
Q: Someone sees this play ten years from
now, or twenty years from now, and do
you think it will have the same effect?
Is it still producible? Will it still have rel-
evance?
ZB: I think so. And the reason why is that I
wrote Josh, the main character, as a per-
son who should be living in the present.
And people that are dealing with PTSD
(post traumatic stress disorder) are peo-
ple who deal with it for the rest of their
lives. I tried to make a point of it with a
line that Josh says: “I’m broken, Katie.
This isn’t something that is ever going
to go away.” As much as you can heal
the wounds, they are wounds that will
always be a part of you. And that’s one
of the reasons that the Vietnam vet is in-
cluded in this play. It is to show you that,
as much as that person is a stable person,
you know, he has a job, he’s interviewing
Josh, he’s a balanced person, but what
he says to the audience is that he can be
balanced but still not be able to mow his
lawn. It’s something he lives with even
now. He’s living, but it’s still there.
An Army of One runs through Nov. 20th at
the Inge theatre in Murphy Hall. For time
and ticket info, contact the University
Theatre at (785) 864-2864.
with Zacory Boatright
writer of An Army of One, a play
AND
A
Q
By Matthew C. Sevcik, Jayplay
contributor and Kansan opinion editor
venue
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At left: KU students Joe Carey as Josh
Now and Candice Bondank as Katie re-
hearse for An Army of One.
Photo courtesy: Paul Stephen Linn
Writer of An Army of One, Zacory
Boatright. Boatright is an English
graduate student.
Photo by Matthew C. Sevcik
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Soon after Jeremy Jacobs’ late night
bartending shift ends, he realizes he has
forgotten to check his e-mail for a group
project due the next day. Frustrated, he
drives around campus, hoping to find a
computer lab with Internet access. He is
too late. All of the labs on campus are
closed, destroying his hopes of meeting
his deadline.
Jacobs, Chicago senior, is one of
many students who chooses not to pay
for the cost of high-speed Internet ser-
vice in his home. “When I have other
essential bills I have to pay, an expen-
sive Internet bill just doesn’t take prece-
dence,” Jacobs says.
As early as January 2006, many Law-
rence residents, such as Jacobs, will be
able to receive free Internet access in
their homes and workplaces because
of efforts by a non-profit organization
called Lawrence Freenet.
Residents with children who make
less than $1,457 per
month will qualify
for free high-speed
service, equipment
and installation. But
the free high-speed
Internet service is
not strictly for lower-
income households.
Residents who don’t
qualify as lower-in-
come can pay a one-
time $150 equipment
and installation fee for the service. Af-
ter that fee is paid, then the high-speed
service will be available free in their
homes or businesses.
Joshua Montgomery, Lawrence
Freenet founder and full-time aerospace
engineer, says he hopes to his service
will help students. He says he under-
stands that because college students
struggle with loans and other financial
burdens, Internet is something that
many cannot afford to have at home.
“It is important for Lawrence Freenet
to serve KU students and make their
lives easier with free Internet service,”
Montgomery says.
The focus of Lawrence Freenet, found-
ed in April 2005, is to help lower-income
households avoid being separated by a
digital divide in this Internet-dependant,
technological world. Along with free In-
ternet access, Lawrence Freenet gives
away used computers that volunteers
have made Internet-ready to lower-in-
come residents.
The project needs about $25,000 in
order for the estimated January 2006
start of the free In-
ternet service. Law-
rence Freenet ac-
cepts donations of all
amounts but asks for
a $75 donation from
future users who can
afford Internet service
in order to secure the
first installations and
pay for the required
equipment at the
same price Lawrence
Freenet pays.
The project will require residents
seeking the free service to have an ac-
cess node installed on their home or
business. Also, Lawrence Freenet plans
to install a series of “backbone nodes”
throughout Lawrence that will emit a
signal three-eighths of a mile in every
direction, giving access to the nodes in-
stalled on homes and businesses. These
nodes create a web-like, wireless Inter-
net signal which will hover throughout
the city. Once five “backbone nodes”
are installed, the project will be self-suf-
ficient, says Montgomery.
The Lawrence Freenet team consists
of about 12 volunteers who are work-
ing to get the project underway. Some
of the volunteers are high school and
junior high school students that pos-
sess, in Montgomery’s words, “serious
technological skills.” Another goal for
Lawrence Freenet is to provide teens
with the ability to work on constructive
activities to better the community.
One of these teens is 14-year-old Sean
Gardner from Southwest Junior High.
He works as the graphic designer for
Lawrence Freenet.
He heard about Lawrence Freenet at
school and e-mailed Montgomery, ex-
pressing interest in helping the organi-
zation.
The concept of a free Internet service
for all Lawrence residents might not ap-
peal to all of the Lawrence community.
Some dissenters argue that as more
Lawrence residents begin to use Law-
rence Freenet as their Internet provider,
companies such as Sunflower Broad-
band, which currently provides Internet
service to half of the Lawrence commu-
nity, might lose customers.
Sunflower Broadband provides 50
percent of Lawrence residents with
high-speed Internet service and 80 per-
cent of Lawrence residents with cable
television service. It charges $44.95 per
month plus tax for high-speed Internet
service.
Patrick Knorr, general manager at
Sunflower Broadband, says he does
not see Lawrence Freenet as a threat to
Sunflower.
“I think that providing lower-income
households with free Internet is a noble
concept, but I think there are many con-
cerns that Lawrence Freenet will face,
like the inability to provide adequate
customer service and other business
and technical concerns,” Knorr says.
He also says the idea of providing Law-
rence with free Internet service is not
a new concept; Sunflower Broadband
provides free Internet use at 20 free
“hotspots” in town.
But Montgomery sees a need.
“It’s important for Lawrence Freenet
to serve KU students and make their
lives easier with free internet service.”
Montgomery is planning a fundraiser
for Lawrence Freenet on Saturday, Nov.
19 from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will
include computer video games and
pizza. The location of the event has yet
to be determined. Those interested in
attending can contact Montgomery at
contact@lawrencefreenet.org.
By Rory Flynn, Jayplay writer
A Lawrence-based non-profit
goes high-tech, offering
subsidized Internet service
Freedom
to explore
Photo below: An access-point,
which will be used by Lawrence
Freenet to provide free high-speed
internet service. Photo courtesy:
Lawrence Freenet
If you’ve made college a career and
you enjoy drinking good beer, chances
are you’ve seen Megan Nelson a couple
of times a week for the last six years.
A bartender at Free State Brewing Co.,
636 Mass. St., since 1999, Nelson works
every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday.
Last CD you bought: The Flaming Lips,
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Favorite comic strip: Calvin and Hobbes
Fashion trend you recently succumbed
to: knee-high socks
KU Football or KU Basketball:
KU Basketball
Element on the periodic table you’re
most similar to: Gold
—Dave Ruigh
Walking from GSP-Corbin Hall my fresh-
man year, I would often look longingly at
those people lucky enough to be spending
an afternoon at The Crossing, 618 W. 12th
St. Music from the jukebox blares as pass-
ers-by enviously watch students with free
afternoons congregate on the patio with
ice-cold beers in their hands.
The Crossing is a KU tradition. Inside,
the standard pool table, dartboard and big-
screen TV satisfy the regulars, but it’s the
campus view that draws throngs of thirsty
students. “It’s a convenient location and
good times. It’s laid back, and you can just
chill and listen to good music that you pick.
I’ve been coming here since freshman year,
so it’s a little nostalgic,” says Beth Jones,
Clarksville, Tenn., senior.
No matter the day of the week, there
is always a beer special — the best being
Monday’s $1 domestic draws. So before
you graduate and it’s too late, go to The
Crossing, make the passers-by jealous and
get wasted at 1 p.m. in the afternoon.
— Lindsey Ramsey
The Crossing
619 W 12th St.
Drink here
of the week
B
artender
Megan Nelson
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1 shot of tequila
1 shot of margarita mix
Fill the glass with Wheat State
Golden beer and ice. Garnish
with a lime.
Michelada
venue
Top left: “Swear to shake it up if you swear
to listen” Brendon Urie, singer, guitarist,
pianist, accordionist and organist of Panic!
at the Disco.
Middle left: “Screaming photo-op”
Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco.
Dominant: “Where can I go when I want
you around but I can’t stand to be around
you?” Pete Wentz, lyricist and bassist of Fall
Out Boy
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big shots
a photo essay
T
The first show I photographed was Streetlight
Manifesto, a New Jersey ska-punk band with lyrics
to match Salinger, Poe or any other great modern
writer. The July 2004 show was at a seedy place
in downtown Chicago called the Bottom Lounge. I basically
snuck myself backstage, on stage and around the stage to get
in good shooting positions. In the years since, I’ve managed
to leverage any connections I might have to get press passes,
backstage passes and all-access passes to bands in the now-
exploding pop-punk scene. Last week, I was lucky enough to
photograph Panic! at the Disco, Boys Night Out, Motion City
Soundtrack, The Starting Line and most notably, Fall Out Boy
— a band I’ve watched grow from tiny high-school band to
international superstardom — at the Uptown Theatre. The
tour was called the Nintendo Fusion Tour. These are some of
my favorite shots from that show. I’ve titled the photos
accordingly. Enjoy.
Ben Garmisa is a sophomore from Chicago majoring in
political science. Outside of school, Garmisa photographs as
many live band concerts as he can. See more photos at
www.bengarmisa.com.
Dominant: “Is this truth or is he writing fic-
tion?” Joe Trohman, guitarist of Fall Out Boy
Middle: “Living like life’s going out of style”
Joe Trohman, guitarist of Fall Out Boy.
At left: “St-st-stutter something profound
(she makes me forget)” Brendon Urie of
Panic! at the Disco
By Ben Garmisa, Jayplay contributor
11.17.05 Jayplay|
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Reviews: film
Lindsay Lohan
∏MOVIES
Last week’s news that Fox had can-
celed its Emmy-winning comedy Ar-
rested Development did not come as
much of a shock. Massive critical ac-
claim and a small-but-loyal fan base is
not enough to save a show if it has low
ratings. Season two has been released
in a DVD box set and is a showcase for
great ensemble acting, pin-point come-
dic timing and sharp, silly writing.
Arrested Development is a mock
documentary of the Bluth family, focus-
ing on Michael (Jason Bateman). He
tries to keep his dysfunctional broth-
ers, sister and parents together after
his father, George Sr. (Jeffery Tambor)
is arrested and imprisoned — first for
stealing company money and then for
committing some “light treason.” Sea-
son two picks up after George has es-
caped from prison and is on the lam in
Mexico, and, later, hides in the attic of
the Bluth’s model home. The rest of the
family includes Michael’s older brother,
G.O.B. (pronounced Job, as in the Bible);
younger mamma’s-boy brother, Buster;
twin sister, Lindsey; alcoholic mother,
Lucille, and son, George Michael. And,
yes, that’s the voice of Ron Howard nar-
rating everything.
What makes Arrested Development
work so well is how silly it is and how
dead pan it’s played by
its characters. For ex-
ample, take the running
plotline of Michael’s
brother-in-law, Tobias
(David Cross), who first
confuses The Blue Man
Group for a group of de-
pressed men and later
becomes obsessed with
joining the group to the
point where he paints
himself blue from head
to toe: “I just blue my-
self.,” as he points out.
Another involves George
Michael’s religious girl-
friend, Ann, who is so
bland that her yearbook picture says
“not pictured.”
Each episode is memorable for its
own reasons. After watching “After-
noon Delight,” you will never think of
the song the same way again. “Ready,
Aim, Marry Me” stars a hilarious guest
performance by Martin Short as a for-
mer body builder who’s paralyzed from
the waist down and is carried around
by a deaf giant because he won’t go
in a wheel chair. In “The
Immaculate Election,”
Tobias, in an attempt to
become closer with his
daughter and prove to
his wife that he’s a good
actor, dresses up as a
singing British nanny, a
la Mrs. Doubtfire. There’s
also some Mary Poppins
thrown in there.
The extras are a little
light, and the commen-
tary on three episodes
is not as good as on
the first season DVD set
because it’s missing Ja-
son Bateman this time
around. Arrested Development is the
funniest show on TV, and here’s hop-
ing another network is smart enough to
pick it up and put it in a time slot where
viewers can enjoy its brilliance for years
to come.
— Jon Ralston
Arrested Development:
The Complete Second Season
Not rated, 18 episodes, 396 minutes, now available on DVD, List price: $39.98
∂∂∂∂
Within the first five minutes of Get
Rich or Die Tryin,’ it’s al-
ready established that
Marcus (Curtis Jackson,
a.k.a. 50 Cent) is a good
guy, even if he is working
with the bad guys. In the
middle of a hold-up, he
winks at a frightened child.
An anguished look passes
over his face when one of
his crew shoots someone
in the leg. It turns out that
he only agreed to this job
on the term that no one
would get shot.
The movie stops hitting you over the
head with Marcus’ basic
decency after that, but he’s
still presented as a gang-
ster with a heart of gold.
Yes, he deals drugs. Yes,
he gets into fights. Yes, he
kills people — but only the
drug-dealing competition,
and they kill people right
back, after all. He’s just do-
ing what he has to do, it
seems, and no one is get-
ting hurt.
50 Cent isn’t a great
actor, but he gets by,
mostly because he doesn’t try too hard.
Marcus’ grandmother tells him, “When
I look in you’re eyes, I don’t know what
you’re thinking.” That pretty much sums
up 50 Cent’s performance, too.
The idea is that Marcus wants to be
more of a rapper and less of a gangster,
but the movie focuses on the violence,
not the music. There’s a ruthless rise
to power, a murder to be avenged and
a baby to be protected. And Marcus’
rapping career is pushed to the back-
ground. That’s too bad, because it’s the
most interesting part of this movie.
— Kit Fluker
Get Rich or Die Tryin’
R, 134 minutes, Southwind Theatre
∂∂1/2
Excellent
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,
Caddyshack, Fletch
Chevy Chase movies
As a service to our readers, we’ve de-
cided to offer up a scale of comparison
each week to help you decipher what
each star rating means. This week,
we’ve chosen the rollercoaster career
of Clark W. Griswold...er, Chevy Chase.
We wanted to include his cameo in Last
Action Hero, but simply couldn’t find
the room. For that, you have our sincer-
est apologies.
If you disagree with our ratings, drop
us an email at jayplay2005@gmail.com.
We won’t listen to what you have to say,
but it’ll probably make you feel better to
bitch at us.
∂∂∂∂∂
∂∂∂∂
∂∂∂
∂∂

L
Really good
National Lampoon’s Vacation, Funny Farm,
Three Amigos
Good
Dirty Work, National Lampoon’s Vegas
Vacation, Orange County
Doesn’t suck, not good
Spies Like Us,
Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Sucks
National Lampoon’s European Vacation,
Cops and Robbersons, Snow Day
Sucks huge
Caddyshack II, Fletch Lives,
Man of the House
(Zero Stars)
Get Rich or Die Tryin’
Star Wars
reviews
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Reviews: book & music
The End of Faith
By Sam Harris, Norton, list price $13.95, available in hardback
∂∂∂
This book’s audience will fall into two
categories. The first category will whole-
heartedly agree with it, call it a wake-up
call and trumpet its virtues in The New
Yorker. The second category will find
it offensive and smug, if not blasphe-
mous. As for myself, I was somewhere
in between. How one views this book
and determines its merit will totally de-
pend on religious views.
Sam Harris’ central thesis here is sim-
ple: religion should not be politicized. He
presents a compelling, if well-trod, ar-
gument that details genocide, warfare,
imperialism and oppression, and how
each of these horrors can be linked back
to religion. Atheists, he says, feel no
drive to blow themselves up or slaugh-
ter people by the millions. That com-
ment right there is my biggest problem
with the book. Harris could have simply
stopped with his indictment of state-
sponsored religion. Instead, he takes
it further. He’d have us believe that re-
ligious extremism is a myth—religion in
and of itself is its own extremism, which
he supports by bringing up passages in
Deuteronomy and the Koran, both of
which sanction the murder of heretics,
he says.
It’s a blanketed call for the abolition of
religion; Harris sees a time in our future
where Allah and Yahweh have gone the
way of Odin and Apollo. In expressing
this, he runs of the risk of falling into the
godless, academic trap that turns off so
many people of faith to begin with.
The book is at its best when Harris
steps off of his soapbox and details re-
ligious extremism throughout history,
showing that it is in no way a purely
modern phenomenon. From the witch
trials and Inquisition to the Holocaust
and the modern-day Hindu/Muslim
conflict in Kashmir, Harris convincing-
ly tells us that religious extremism, if
given state sanction, is truly a terrible
thing, whether the religion in question
is Christianity, Judaism or Islam.
The book is clearly interesting read-
ing. It’s a shame that Harris risks alien-
ating religious moderates, who would
otherwise agree with him on many lev-
els, by insinuating that they believe in
what amounts to fairy tales.

— Kelsey Hayes
Throughout her short career, Ms. Lo-
han has run the gamut of modern fe-
male-media personas. First, there was
the relatable, fresh-faced, full-figured
redhead circa Mean Girls, quickly fol-
lowed by the sexed-up redhead. And
now, thank goodness, she’s gone bru-
nette, so as to say she’s “healthy” again,
and we can all stop worrying about her
mental state. Her latest single, Confes-
sions of a Broken Heart, finds her some-
where in-between, smack dab in the
midst of her coked-up, bleach-blond,
anorexic faze. And damn it, she’s got a
lot of problems and she’s ready to spill.
When Lohan’s first album dropped,
everyone expected another Hilary Duff/
Ashlee Simpson fiasco — faux-angst
that sounded like a mule being slaugh-
tered as guitars crunched and wailed,
all the better to feel the pain. And oh,
how we felt it.
The difference is
in the fact that Lo-
han had something
to sing about. She
was the bitch who
wasn’t afraid to “lay
it on the line.” She
was the broken-
hearted hot girl, the
one who put herself
out there for every-
one to pick apart.
And they did. Not to
mention the voice
— a thick, throaty
wail that could actu-
ally carry a tune and
then some. It was the perfect vehicle for
the angst pop that has since saturated
American radio, a style that, until Lohan
showed up, no-one
could deliver.
“Confessions” fol-
lows along in the
same vein, finding
Lohan at her dra-
matic best, deliver-
ing like she means
it. Daddy’s done
wrong, but she still
loves him, and won’t
he send her a letter?
It’s the same story
we’ve heard in the
press, but it sounds
way better in this
sonic representation.
Melancholy piano lines and power-gui-
tars accompany our heart-broken song-
stress as she runs through yet another
knockout rocker. Sure, it’s cheese, it’s
predictable — but it’s done so perfectly
you can’t resist.
Guessing from the cover, you’d have
thought this would be some come-hith-
er sexual romp for the clubs. Thankfully
it’s not, and it’s just another reminder
that Lohan and her cohorts are serious
masters of marketing. Angst sells, but
sex sells better. Put them together and
you’ve got a winning combo.
— Nick Connell
Confessions of a Broken Heart, album single
Lindsay Lohan
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Reviews: fashion
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Coats
Although fall has been abnor-
mally warm, winter will soon
be among us, and that crappy
Kansas chill won’t feel too good.
Need to remedy the cold? Don’t
slap on a hoodie or some grunge
magnet before you go to school.
Instead, showcase a brand-new
coat. The Lawrence area has
many stores which carry durable
coats that mimic those found in
the collections of the world’s best
designers. Floral patterns, as well
as paisleys and stripes, are defi-
nitely trendy for the ladies. You’ll
also find a lot of designer coats
with arabesque geometrics,
fur (faux, preferably) and funky
polka dots. For both sexes, a
simple peacoat in any color is
perfect. Your new coat may be
expensive, but this is okay, as it
should be good quality and last
you many years to come. Take
some style suggestions from the
coats to the right.
Fashion tip of the Week: Don’t
worry about the shape or color
when shopping for a coat. Let
your personality dictate your
coat style.
— Chris Horn
ÁFASHION
Perfect Pea
Britches, Tulle,
on sale, $69.00
Mile-high aviator
Ginger & Maryanne,
Fornarina, $150.00
Flower Power
Ginger & Maryanne,
Fornarina, $390.00
Geo-frenzy
Hobbs, Ben Sherman,
$189.00
For the ladies
The new black
Urban Outfitters, Lux,
$160.00
Photo courtesy:
Urbanoutfitters.com
For the men
Wild Thing
Urban Outfitters,
Spiewak Blackstone,
$150.00
Photo courtesy:
Urbanoutfitters.com
The soul still burns. Soul Calibur 3 is
yet another in a great line of 3D-based
weapon combat games. With some
more features and new ways to combat,
this game becomes a whole new fight.
Perhaps one of the greatest new as-
pects is the Character Creation. Now
players can create their own fighters
to mold into a combatant fit for battle.
You can determine the type of jobs they
have, the clothes they wear and what
weapons they wield. This new option
is the best thing for hardcore players.
Now you can battle your friends with
your own custom characters to show
them off.
The new “Chronicles of the Sword”
is an awkward concept to the game.
These strategy-type battles where play-
ers move army units across a battlefield
aren’t something I’m fond of. While I’m
not a huge fan of Strategy RPGs, it’s still
a save to be able to intervene in skir-
mishes and decide the battles in classic
Soul Calibur-style.
The basic story has also had been re-
vamped as well. Now you can choose
which paths of characters stories to
take. This lets the players have more
control over the type of story they want
the character to follow and gives play-
ers extra rewards. Also, some parts
have you enter button commands to
set off certain events, such as dodging
clock tower pieces and blocking enemy
attacks. Hitting the wrong buttons can
have negative effects on your battles.
New characters, new options and new
ways to fight; there’s a reason why this
series is so popular. The only letdown is
that this game is a Playstation 2 exclu-
sive. Soul Calibur 2 on three different
systems with special guest characters
was a great idea; too bad they didn’t
do the same for this one. But what they
offer to players now is accepted with
great thanks.
— Chris Moore
ƒGAMES
Soul Calibur 3
PS2
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I’ve never been a huge Star Wars fan.
Sure, I’ve seen most of the movies and I
think Yoda’s a pretty cool guy, especially
since he’s got a whole song by Weird Al
devoted to him. But I’ve just never gotten
into it.
I played the first Battlefront for Xbox,
which was cool, but I wasn’t blown away.
I’d put this game in the same category.
It’s incredible that you can have so much
game play on a handheld system, but the
graphics are far from the best I’ve seen on
the PSP. You’ve got the same modes as
the versions for PS2 and Xbox, plus three
modes exclusive to the PSP. Although
they’re fun, they wouldn’t sway me to-
wards the PSP version if I were trying to
decide between the three. It’s a fun game,
but I wouldn’t put it on my shortlist for
Christmas.
If you’re a huge fan of the series, you’ll
probably enjoy this game much more
than I did, because you’ll know the back
story with all of the twists and turns.
— Charley Forsyth
Star Wars Battlefront II
PSP
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Camel coat
Urban Outfitters,
Spiewak Blackstone,
$150.00
Photo courtesy:
Urbanoutfitters.com
lesson
When I was 11 years old, I saw two men
kiss.
It was opening night of The Miracle
Worker. I played Percy, a character
who is male and also black, but I was
a flexible actress. I was standing by the
entrance to the stage, listening to the
growing murmur of the crowd
and practicing my opening
lines in my head. The other
actors were scurrying around,
gathering props and making
last-minute hair adjustments.
Behind me, I heard the props
master, Alex, say, “Break a
leg.” Immediately following,
I heard a short smooching
sound. I was under the im-
pression that Alex was gay, so
I quickly turned around to see
whom he was kissing. It was
Tim. My jaw fell and my eyes widened
in silent shock. A few minutes later, I
went on stage, but the image of Tim and
Alex’s kiss was forever burned into my
brain.
This was my first time seeing open af-
fection between two men. I had known
Tim personally for several years before
I spied that kiss. Growing up in a town
like Winfield with a population of about
12,000 people, I knew most of the active
members of my community. Tim
was certainly active. The previous sum-
mer, he played the role of Captain Von
Trapp in The Sound of Music. I played
the part of the precocious daughter,
Brigitta. Tim and I shared a special re-
lationship during this show. He would
often single me out among the other
children, and I loved the attention. Every
night, during the scene when
Captain Von Trapp and Maria
come home from their hon-
eymoon, Tim always picked
me up, twirled me around
and squeezed the air out of
me with his big bear hug. He
never picked up any of the
other kids. For the month we
spent together in rehearsals
and production, I looked up to
him as a sort of second father
figure.
Since I’d met Tim, I had
always known him as a straight person.
Tim was married and had children,
some of whom were close to my age.
He lived catty-corner to my house while
I was growing up. My sister had heard
Tim was gay and tried to tell me, but I
didn’t listen. He never acted effeminate,
which is how my 11-year-old mind as-
sumed all gay men acted. I mean, he
was Captain Von Trapp, the manly man.
Every time he spoke in his rich, baritone
voice, he oozed masculinity. How could
he be gay?
Then I saw the kiss.
After his public display of affection,
I avoided Tim. Thinking I had stumbled
upon some horrible, dark secret, I didn’t
tell anyone what I had seen for several
months. No one had told me, during
all of my confusion, that Tim was in the
process of separating from his wife.
More importantly, no one had told me
that someone could seem heterosexual
while actually being homosexual. After
seeing that kiss, I couldn’t imagine that
Tim was the same person I had known.
I felt as though he had lied to me, as
though he had wronged me somehow
by accepting who he really was.
I knew plenty of gay people, and I felt
comfortable with them, but I had never
known them as anything but gay. The
situation with Tim confused me horri-
bly. My mother had taught me to accept
all people, but she never mentioned
that someone could be married with
children and still be gay. In my mind, a
gay person wasn’t someone who could
be a father figure.
A few days after the kiss, Tim ran up
behind me in the hallway backstage and
began tickling me like he always used
to do. It felt natural to fall on the floor
giggling, like I always used to do. Even
though I had felt uncomfortable in his
presence since the kiss, I realized in
this tiny gesture that Tim really hadn’t
changed. He could still make me col-
lapse into giggles. He was and always
will be Captain Von Trapp to me, no mat-
ter whom he kissed.
At first, I didn’t fully appreciate the
epiphany I had at age 11. Seeing two
men kissing forever changed my out-
look on my life and the people in it. I
grew up in an area too conservative to
handle the controversy of an outwardly
gay person, but it just never made sense
for me to think being gay was wrong.
Tim’s kiss tested my accepting nature in
a way nothing else could.
Tim moved to Wichita after his divorce
that summer. When I was in middle
school, I coincidentally saw an article in
a newspaper in the mall with a picture
of Tim in it. He was the manager at The
Gap. I always wanted to go into that
store to ask if Tim was there, but I never
did. I found out Tim has since moved
to Florida. I’ve always wanted to talk to
him, to explain to him his poignant role
in my life. I want to tell him that seeing
his kiss taught me one of the greatest,
albeit unconventional, lessons of my
life — that a gay person doesn’t fit into
a single category. A gay person can be a
father figure or a mother figure, or even
a father or mother. What’s more impor-
tant is the person, not his sexual orien-
tation.
speak
Katy Humpert
Jayplay writer
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How a short glimpse of a smooch
altered my understanding of the world
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