You are on page 1of 18


Record setter
Triple jumper Brooklyn
Hann has already beat-
en her own record once
this year. The senior
hopes to beat it again
before leaving. She
came just short at the
Kansas Relays, but she
still took first. PAGE 2B
Jeans fetch big bucks
The standard $30 Levis
are still in style, but
women are willing to
shell out hundreds of dol-
lars for brand-name
jeans. Local stores and
boutiques stock brands
that go for as much as
$250. PAGE 4A
Today’s weather
All contents, unless stated otherwise,
© 2005 The University Daily Kansan
Unique transformations
Lawrence landlords are turning old city buildings,
including churches and malls, into apartments and
townhomes to draw new clients.. PAGE 2A
After losing to Missouri yesterday, 3-0, Kansas
faces its final regular season match against Iowa
State in Ames, Iowa. Next comes the Big 12
Conference Tournament. PAGE 1B
77 56
Slight chance of storms
Mostly sunny
73 53
Lots of sunshine
—Sarah Jones,KUJH-TV
82 61
The Gift of Life
Jana Correa is just one of almost 500 student-athletes whom
you’ve probably never heard of, yet her entire life revolves around
her sport. Look beyond the University’s celebrity athletes to discov-
er those passionate enough to dedicate themselves without the
motivation of fame and a lucrative future.
Myths may
The organ transplant waiting list continues to
grow rapidly, but myths about donating stop peo-
ple from registering with the donor registry, said
Laura Schons, hospital and family services coor-
dinator for the Midwest Transplant Network.
The most common myths include stories that
emergency medical technicians won’t save peo-
ple’s lives so there are more organs for transplants.
Or that donors can’t have an open-casket funeral
or families are charged for the donations. All are
not true, Schons said.
Suzanne Muldrew, Overland Park freshman,
didn’t register as a donor when she got her license.
She said she would only want family members to
receive her organs. She didn’t want them going to
recipients who needed a new organ because they
purposely damaged their old one, such as her liver
going to an alcoholic.
People are placed on the waiting list for a vari-
ety of reasons, Schons said. Family members have
priority to the organs providing they match per-
fectly. But possible donors shouldn’t assume their
organs would automatically be given to a specific
type of person.
People cannot be placed on the waiting list if
their organs have been damaged because of drugs
or alcohol. If somehow they get on a list, they will
be denied a transplant if the abuse is discovered,
Schons said.
Schons simply urges everyone to seek the truth
about donating before possibly denying someone
a life-saving match.
“My concern is why people say ‘no,’” Schons
said. “If they’re saying ‘no’ for reasons that aren’t
true or if they’re saying ‘no’ because of disrespect
to their loved one – I don’t want them saying ‘no.’”
— Edited by Austin Caster
Connor checked off a box
when he renewed his Nebraska
driver’s license when he was 18
years old, saying he wanted to
be an organ donor. Then, in
December, a year and a half
later, he died in a car accident.
And on Christmas Day, four
recipients received the gift of
life from a KU student they
would never meet.
“He gave probably the great-
est Christmas present he could
have,” said Doug Meigs,
Connor’s twin brother. “I think
it’s a gift to mankind. He’s given
a part of himself so more people
can live more enriched lives,
and they, in turn, can help other
Connor was one of more
than 620,000 registered donors
in Kansas and Nebraska. In
Kansas, residents have three
ways to sign up with the donor
registry, said Laura Schons,
hospital and family services
coordinator for the Midwest
Transplant Network. People
can become a donor by check-
ing off that option when they
receive or renew their driver’s
licenses; they can state their
intentions in a living will; or
they can sign up directly with
the Midwest Transplant
Network. In Nebraska, sign-up
is just as easy.
The demand for organs is
high and the supply is never
enough, health officials say. In
addition, the recipient must
have a perfect match with the
organ so the wait is usually
It’s especially important for
young people to think about
organ donations, Schons said.
They have healthier hearts and
lungs, which are the most diffi-
cult organs to transplant, she
Families say goodbye, save lives
For Connor Meigs’ family,
being part of the organ dona-
tion process was difficult, but
gratifying. But Linda Meigs
knows the decision her son
made to donate his organs was
Four people have a
better life today because
of Connor Meigs.
Students hail
Mexican gala
Carrie Warner was almost
fired for being unavailable to
work on Cinco de Mayo last
year. The St. Louis junior said
Cinco de Mayo was the busiest
day of the year at Chevy’s
restaurant where she worked.
It’s a good time for people to
get drunk, Warner said.
Cinco de Mayo gives students
the opportunity to knock back a
couple of Coronas and take a
couple shots of tequila.
But many of these students
don’t know why the holiday
was celebrated in the first place.
Today, different organizations
on campus are going to educate
students about the history
behind Cinco de Mayo.
Rebecca Orozco, Kannapolis
sophomore and Sigma Lambda
Gamma president, said their
activities would give students an
opportunity to celebrate
Mexican culture.
One of the first misconcep-
tions about the day is that it is
often confused with Mexico’s
Writer talks politics
Erin Droste/KANSAN
The president has been a
Democrat for the last six years.
He recently revealed to the
American public that he had
multiple sclerosis. And almost
every member of his White
House staff has won an Emmy
while working with him.
It’s not reality, but the NBC
show “The West Wing” follows
realistic White House issues and
Eli Attie, a writer and produc-
er for the show, spoke to about
400 people last night at the
Robert J. Dole Institute of
Politics, including students who
were fans of the show.
“I like the writing and the
dialogue,” said Alex Benson,
Salina junior and fan of the
show. “The show is a quick-
paced look at politics.”
During the discussion, Attie
talked about the similarities and
differences between “The West
Wing” and real life.
The authenticity of the show
is in its underlying ideas, Attie
“If the show serves one pur-
pose, it’s to show that politi-
Steven Bartkoski/KANSAN
Eli Attie, writer and producer of the NBC show “The West Wing,”
answers questions from Steven Jacques, senior fellow of the Robert J.
Dole Institute of Politics, last night at the Dole Institute. SEE WRITER ON PAGE 3A
Eli Attie, a producer and writer for NBC’s
"The West Wing," spoke at the Robert J. Dole
Institute of Politics last night. Attie, a speech
writer for the Clinton administration, talked
about the similarities and differences
between the show and real life, and how Al
Gore really is as boring as he seems. PAGE 1A
news 2a the university daily kansan thursday, may 5, 2005
▼ insidenews
"West Wing" writer visits Institute
Former KU student saves lives through death
▼ insideOpinion
▼ insidesports
ET CETERA The University Daily Kansan is the student newspaper of the University of Kansas. The first copy is paid through the stu-
dent activity fee. Additional copies of the Kansan are 25 cents. Subscriptions can be purchased at the Kansan business office, 119
Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045. The University Daily Kansan (ISSN 0746-4962) is published daily during the
school year except Saturday, Sunday, fall break, spring break and exams. Weekly during the summer session excluding holidays.
Periodical postage is paid in Lawrence, KS 66044. Annual subscriptions by mail are $120. Student subscriptions of $2.11 are paid through
the student activity fee. Postmaster: Send address changes to The University Daily Kansan, 119 Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045
After former KU student Connor Meigs died in a car
accident last year, he gave the gift of life — his organs
— to four candidates on the waiting list because he
had signed up as an organ donor when he renewed his
license. Though some KU students don’t sign up for
organ donations because of various myths, donations
are necessary throughout the United States. More than
87,000 people await organs that will match with their
bodies. Otherwise they, too, will die. PAGE 1A
MRC, HALO use Mexican holiday to inform
Today the Multicultural Resource Center and
the Hispanic American Leadership
Organization will be at Mrs. E’s to make sure
students know why Cinco de Mayo is cele-
brated, instead of just using it as another
excuse to drink. Carrie Warner, St. Louis jun-
ior, said the holiday was the busiest day of
the year for Mexican restaurants. PAGE 1A
Renovated buildings become unique new homes
Lawrence landlords are using everything they can — old churches and even retail
malls — to create unique buildings to attract new clients and an influx of students.
These old buildings are not restricted to individual renters, either. At least one renovat-
ed church is home to a small business, which appreciates its proximity to downtown.
Comfort at a cost
Designer jeans — some costing as much as
$250 a pair — have been flying off the shelves
at local stores. Some say shoppers wear the
jeans just for the labels. Other insist the higher
the price, the higher the comfort. PAGE 4A
Column: Childhood’s lessons take on new meaning as we grow old
Sara Zafar reiterates all those old rules we used to hear as children and explains how
they still mean something in our everyday adult lives. PAGE 9A
Column: Big Religion plus Big Politics equals less free speech
Ron Knox says the political atmosphere in the United States doesn’t do any favors for
one of the biggest inalienable rights this country has: freedom of speech. This
instance comes in the form of banning books that offend conservative sensibilities.
Editorial: Exclusion of convict from society a dangerous precedent
Leroy Hendricks is not a good man. He has a frightening history of molesting chil-
dren. He even admitted that his death was the only way he could be sure he’d stop
molesting children. But he’s served his time and now needs somewhere to live. He
has the right lo live in Lawrence, whether we like it or not. PAGE 9A
The Jayhawks earned a split in the season
series against the Shockers with a 5-3 victory
in Wichita last night. Jared Schweitzer
extended his hitting streak to 20 games, just
one game behind Ryan Baty’s record of 21
straight games. PAGE 1B
Baseball team defeats Wichita State Shockers
Three-run Tiger homer dooms Jayhawks
Missouri's Janessa Roening, right fielder, was named USA
Softball National Player of the Week last week. It
showed during yesterday's loss to the Tigers, when
Roening scored a three-run home run. Despite four
Jayhawk hits in the first inning, the Jayhawks never
scored a run and the Tigers defeated them in the latest
Border Showdown game, 3-0. PAGE 1B
Column: Softball loss likely decides Border Showdown
Columnist Jonathan Kealing says last night's softball game probably gave Missouri the
Border Showdown title for this year. In front of its largest crowd of the season and on
senior night, the softball team was shut out by Missouri. PAGE 1B
Kansas triple jumper wants to set record again
Before Brooklyn Hann leaves the University of Kansas this month, she wants to beat
the Kansas woman's triple jump record she set in April. As a top triple jumper in the
Big 12 Conference, Hann wants to leave with a bang PAGE 2B
Hall of fame, university to recognize Perkins
Athletics Director Lew Perkins has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He will also receive an honorary degree
and deliver the commencement address tonight at the University of South Carolina
Aiken. PAGE 3B
Senior swimmer kicked soccer goodbye for a successful career
Becca Zarazan started out playing soccer. And she started college at Colorado State.
But for the past three years she has been one of the staples of Kansas’ swimming
team. PAGE 3B
Where fans of Shocker baseball and beer revel in both
Jayhawk baseball fans, look to Wichita State's "The Hill" and lust. Simultaneous BYOB
tailgating and game watching make for cheap college student fun. PAGE 4B
Radio Balagan midnight
to 2 a.m. Jazz in the
Morning 6 a.m. to 9
a.m. Breakfast for
Beatlovers 9 a.m. to
Noon News 7 a.m., 8
a.m., 9 a.m., 6 p.m. Sports Talk 6:15 p.m.
to 7 p.m. The Dinner Party 7 p.m. to 9
p.m. Visual Happenings 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
For more
news, turn
Channel 31
in Lawrence. The student-produced
news airs at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.,
9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. every
Monday through Friday.
Tell us your news
Contact Andrew Vaupel,
Donovan Atkinson, Misty
Huber, Amanda Kim Stairrett
or Marissa Stephenson at
864-4810 or
Kansan newsroom
111 Stauffer-Flint Hall
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-4810
Building unique homes
Former churches and even retail
malls in Lawrence are quickly becom-
ing apartments and townhomes, all in
an effort by landlords to use unique
structures to draw students and other
new clients to their properties.
Interesting buildings can bring in a
variety of people, including students,
Samantha Key, Sabetha junior, said.
Key lives in the Four Wheel Drive
Townhouses, located at 2859 Four
Wheel Drive Road.
All 14 units are circular in shape,
both inside and out. This unique style
was not initially attractive to Key, but
she grew to like it.
“When I first saw them, I though
they were weird,” Key said, after having
been a tenant for almost a year. “But
they are so beautiful and different.”
The apartment setup also provides
her amenities that would be hard to
find elsewhere.
“I have a gazebo in my apartment,”
she said.
The townhomes, located in southern
Lawrence, were built as a retail shopping
mall in the early 1990’s, said Kathryn
Franklin, office manager for the town-
homes. But after the River Front Mall
was built, the property owners decided
to transform the mall into rentals.
A church, which was built in the
late 1800s and is now located at 1001
Kentucky St., also has been trans-
formed. It is now a home for students
and even a small business, Little
Springs Design, said Aspen Junge,
network operations professional for
the company.
“I remember when we looked at it,
thinking how cool it was,” Junge said.
The small business operates out of
the location because of its close prox-
imity to downtown, Junge said. The
cost for their apartment, which Junge
said was more than $600 per month,
is cheaper than if the business were
on Massachusetts Street.
“It’s cool, but you pay for the ‘cool
factor,’” Junge said.
Each property has its own quirks,
though. Tenants living at 1001
Kentucky St. battle for parking spaces
as much as those in the residence
halls. The lot was not designed to
have a big parking lot, Junge said.
— Edited by Ross Fitch
Nichols writes about accusations
Nichols has written a letter to a woman
who lost two grandchildren in the
Oklahoma City bombing and accused a
man never charged in the attack of pro-
viding some of the explosives used to
bring down the building a decade ago.
Nichols, serving a life sentence for
his role in the blast, said in the four-
page handwritten letter that he “felt
the record should be set straight.” He
claims Arkansas gun collector Roger
Moore gave the explosives to Timothy
McVeigh and also provided additional
bomb components recently found in
Nichols’ former Kansas home.
He sent the letter to Kathy Sanders,
who has written a book about her own
investigation of the bombing and cor-
responds with Nichols. A copy of the
letter, first disclosed by the Los
Angeles Times, was obtained
Wednesday by The Associated Press
from Sanders’ literary agent, Jim Baird.
An FBI spokesman in Kansas City
said the letter will not lead to a new
investigation and that there is no indi-
cation Moore provided explosives to
Nichols and McVeigh. Prosecutors
say Nichols stole an estimated
$63,000 in weapons and other items
from Moore’s home that were then
sold to help finance the terror plot.
“We believe the information that
came out of the original investigation
and we stand by the results of that
investigation,” FBI spokesman Jeff
Lanza said.
In the early stages of the bombing
investigation, the FBI took a hard
look at Moore because of his anti-gov-
ernment views and close relationship
with McVeigh.
Moore was never charged and has
denied any involvement in the bomb-
ing and he testified against Nichols
about the robbery. He could not be
immediately reached for comment; he
has an unpublished phone number.
Nichols said in the letter that FBI
tests, including fingerprinting, on a
“case of little tubes of nitromethane”
found about a month ago at his for-
mer home in Herington, Kan., would
support his claim that they came from
Moore and Moore’s girlfriend.
“The Fed Gov’t knows of Roger
Moore’s corrupt activities and they are
protecting him and covering up his
involvement with McVeigh at the
OKC bombing!” Nichols wrote.
The FBI searched the home after
getting a tip from an inmate who said
he learned of the explosives cache
from Nichols in the maximum-secu-
rity federal prison in Colorado.
Oklahoma County District
Attorney Wes Lane, whose office
prosecuted Nichols in state court last
year, said that in attempts to solve the
case through plea negotiations before
trial, Nichols was asked to discuss the
involvement of others in the bombing.
He had no relevant information, and
never mentioned Moore, Lane said.
“It disgusts me that Terry Nichols
would further victimize the innocent by
his prison cell ramblings,” Lane said.
Nichols, 50, has been convicted
twice — in federal court and in an
Oklahoma court — and is imprisoned
for life without parole. McVeigh was
executed in 2001.
The letter was dated April 18, the
day before the 10-year anniversary of
the federal building bombing that
killed 168 people.
Steven Bartkoski/KANSAN
Lindsey Stinson, Bixby, Okla., junior, and Samantha Key, Sabetha junior, lounge and watch TV yesterday under their gaze-
bo-like living room at the Four Wheel Drive Townhouses located behind Sears. Stinson first discovered them in a classified
advertisement in The Kansan. When asked about the oddly-shaped houses, Key replied, “When you walk in them you laugh,
and then you fall in love with it.”
news thursday, may 5, 2005 the university daily kansan 3A
✦ A 21-year-old KU student reported to
Lawrence police $200 worth of damage to a
window of her 2003 Infiniti QX4 and the theft
of a $40 purse. The damage and theft occurred
between 3 p.m. last Friday and 10 a.m.
Saturday from the 3200 block of Clinton
✦ A 20-year-old KU student reported to
Lawrence police a $1,612 flat-screen computer
monitor stolen. The theft took place sometime
between midnight April 23 and 7 p.m. April 24
from the 1200 block of West Campus Road.
✦ A 20-year-old KU student reported to the KU
Public Safety Office a missing military ID card.
It was lost sometime between April 3 and April
17 somewhere on campus.
✦ The Center of Latin American Studies will
sponsor a Merienda Brown Bag Series lecture
by Cacilda Rego of the Spanish and Portugese
Department on “Between Heaven and Hell:
Notes on Contemporary Brazilian Cinema” at
noon today in 318 Bailey Hall. Call 864-4213
for more information.
✦ Judith Lewis of the United Nations World
Food Program will lecture on “Emergency
Food Aid in the Tsunami Relief Effort: The Role
of the UN World Food Program” at 4 p.m.
today at the Pine Room in the Kansas Union.
Call 864-6161 for more information.
✦ SUA will sponsor a screening of the film “Finding
Neverland” at 7 and 9:30 tonight and tomorrow
night at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas
Union. Tickets are $2 or free with SUA Movie
Card. Call 864-SHOW for more information.
✦ The Center for Community Outreach will spon-
sor a Zack & Kelly Benefit Prom, featuring a
silent auction, free refreshments and after-
prom activities, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the
Kansas Union Ballroom. Call 864-SHOW for
more information.
✦ University Theatre will sponsor a performance of
the opera “Candide” at 7:30 tonight and tomor-
row night at Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy
Hall. Call 864-3982 for more information.
Police catch early-
morning drinkers
Lawrence police cited six peo-
ple for consuming alcohol after-
hours early yesterday morning
in The Crossing, 618 W. 12th St.,
Sgt. Dan Ward, Lawrence Police
Department, said.
Three of the people cited
were KU students, a 21-year-
old woman and two 22-year-
old men. An employee at the
bar was also cited, Ward said.
An officer on routine patrol
in the area saw the people
inside the bar consuming alco-
hol at 3:14 a.m., Ward said.
All six individuals were
issued notices to appear in
Lawrence Municipal Court.
The cited individuals stayed
in the establishment after the
bar had closed, Ward said.
They were not let in after clos-
ing time by staff.
The report will be forwarded
to the Kansas Alcoholic
Beverage Control for review con-
cerning the bar’s liquor license.
— Joshua Bickel
independence day, which is
September 15.
Chris White, graduate teaching
assistant who teaches a course on
the history of Mexico, said Cinco
de Mayo is in commemoration of
a battle Mexican soldiers fought
against the French.
September 15 is given a lot
more attention and a lot more
celebration in Mexico than
Cinco de Mayo.
Mily Salazar, Lawrence jun-
ior, was born in Mexico City
and has been in Mexico for
both dates.
“It’s something meaningful,
but it’s not something I think
much about,” Salazar said
about Cinco de Mayo.
She said on the country’s
actual independence day, peo-
ple get out and celebrate with
friends and family all dressed in
traditional clothing.
Melinda Benavidez, Topeka
junior, said the holiday has got-
ten more Americanized each
year. It is seen as just another
excuse to drink without an
understanding of the day’s pur-
At noon today the
Multicultural Resource Center
and the Hispanic-American
Leadership Organization will
be at Mrs. E’s distributing his-
torical information about Cinco
de Mayo. A dancer from Ballet
Folklorico de Topeka will also
be performing.
The groups will also be giv-
ing students information
about the DREAM Act, which
allows undocumented immi-
grants in-state tuition and the
REAL ID Act, which will
make it more difficult for
immigrants to get their drivers
Later in the evening, Sigma
Lambda Beta Fraternity and
Sigma Lambda Gamma, Delta
Gamma and Delta Sigma Phi
will sororities will have their
third annual Cinco de Mayo
celebration from 6 to 9 tonight
in Broken Arrow Park, 29th
and Louisiana streets.
Authentic Mexican food will be
— Edited by Nikola Rowe
cians and their staffs are trying to do their best
every day,” Attie said.
And Attie knows this.
After graduating from Harvard, Attie dropped
the idea of going to law school and worked for
the government of New York City. He began
speech-writing and even-
tually was recruited to
write speeches for the
Clinton administration.
Attie learned much of
his knowledge for the
show while working as
an assistant and speech-
writer for former Vice
President Al Gore and
former House
Democratic Leader Dick
Gephardt. He also
worked as a special assis-
tant to former President
Bill Clinton.
After the presidential
vote recount in Florida in
2000, Attie said he was
unemployed and called
Warner Brothers to ask
about screenwriting for
“The West Wing,” which
was entering its third sea-
son. Screenwriting
sounded a lot like
speech-writing, Attie
“It was writing about
what I was doing,” he
said. “A few months later
I was in L.A. and never
looked back.”
But Hollywood poli-
tics are a lot different than real life, Attie said.
“Conflict and narrative are sexier,” he said.
“With the music and the lights, you could make
reading the phone book seem dramatic.”
Attie said people often asked him why real
politicians couldn’t be like the characters on the
Most politicians aren’t capable of acting as
presidential as the actors on the show, he said.
But Attie distinguished between seeming pres-
idential and being presidential.
Seeming presidential is about looking intelli-
gent, involved and intense. Being presidential is
more like a being a plumber, he said.
“You’re just thrown in there fixing things,” Attie
said. “We all want heroes. We just don’t believe any-
body who claims that mantle anymore. I wish there
were more positive examples of politics like ‘The
West Wing.’”
— Edited by Kendall Dix
✦ Yesterday’s University Daily Kansan contained
an error. In the article “Chapters earn recogni-
tion,” it said that Sigma Kappa sorority did not
fill out applications for the awards ceremony
this year. The sorority filled out applications
and received an award for Outstanding
Alumni and Alumnae Service.
“We all
need heroes.
We just don’t
anybody who
claims that
mantle any-
more. I wish
there were
more positive
examples of
politics like
‘The West
Eli Attie
Writer and producer of
NBC’s “The West Wing”
Kansan file photo
David Interiano, then Wichita junior, instructs Andy Kim, then Shawnee junior, on where the piñata is
during the Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Jayhawk Towers courtyard last year.
news 4a the university daily kansan Thursday, may 5, 2005
egardless of the extraordinary
price tags, chic denim is flying
out the doors of department
stores and high-end boutiques. The
hunger for high fashion is bringing
in an endless stream of savage cus-
tomers who can’t seem to pay too
much for designer jeans.
“We constantly have sizes and
styles on back order,” said Akta
Desai, St. Louis senior and sales
associate at Britches Clothing Co.,
843 Massachusetts St. “We can’t
keep them in the store.”
A pair of low-rise, faded Seven for
All Mankind jeans can top out at
$285 for elaborate stitching and the
addition of Swarovski crystals on
the pockets or studs around the
waist. Sevens are a popular brand on
college campuses and are noted by
the signature hand-knit swirl on the
back pocket.
Abercrombie & Fitch has taken
note of the soar in denim sales and
acted on it by launching the new
Ezra Fitch line of jeans at about
$250 a pop.
Companies are quick to defend
these prices, noting the higher-qual-
ity denim used costs up to three
times more to produce. The intricate
handiwork that goes into the stitch-
ing the designs on the pockets also
ups the price.
Each pair of Sevens comes with
an authenticity label and instruc-
tions regarding the care of the jeans.
Fabrics are made to fade and break
in, giving wearers the favorite jeans
Blue jean king Levi Strauss still
offers durable bottoms for about
$30. The jeans are easy to find at
places such as Kohl’s or Wal-Mart.
But jeans, once the staple of poor
boys and steel workers, have
become the look of celebrities and
suburbia, with prices to match.
On “Newlyweds,” Jessica
Simpson always wore a certain style
of True Religion jeans. Viewers
noticed and followed suit, Desai
“If stars can wear it, we can wear
it,” Desai said.
It’s not just the rich paying these
Although most buyers are in their
20s or 30s, girls as young as middle
school and women in their 50s are
feeding into the craze.
“Our shoppers are mainly college
girls and their moms looking for
good denim,” said Katie Zeller,
Overland Park freshman and sales
associate at Ginger and Maryanne,
914 Massachusetts St.
The boutique specializes in
designer duds and carries seven dif-
ferent lines of denim, all ranging
from $120 to $200 a pair.
Just recently the store has stocked
a pair of “Sweetheart” style jeans by
Chip & Pepper that cost about $250.
The extra-long low-rises feature
hand-stitched heart designs on the
The exclusive market for jeans
hasn’t just been around for the past
few years.
In 1980, Calvin Klein introduced
his designer jeans on the back side
of Brooke Shields along with the
controversial slogan “Nothing
comes between me and my Calvins.”
Other designers like Ralph
Lauren and Marciano began to
explore the blue jean and turned it
into a wardrobe necessity.
The demand for jeans is helping
dress-down fashion overall.
“They are great because you can
dress them up by pairing them with
heels or down by wearing them
with your everyday clothing,”
Desai said. “As long as you’re com-
fortable, then you just feel better
about yourself.”
Though many say the only reason
shoppers buy into the fad of over-
priced jeans is for the sake of labels,
many contest that the fit truly
defines quality denim from average
denim — even if it comes at $200 a
Jeans are hard enough to find, so
when you come across a pair that
feels good, it’s worth it, Zeller said.
“It is out of question to spend a
lot if it doesn’t look right,” Zeller
said, “It doesn’t matter who notices
what brand you’re wearing as long
as you’re comfortable.”
— Edited by Kim Sweet Rubenstein
By Kim Wallace ✦ ✦ Kansan correspondent
Photos by Kelly Hutsell
Price tags don’t deter fashionistas
from wearing brand names
“If stars can wear it,
we can wear it.”
Akta Desai
St. Louis senior
4:30 7:00 9:30
4:40 7:10 9:40
644 Mass
www. l i ber t yhal l . net
news Thursday, may 5, 2005 the university daily kansan 5A
Former leaders aim
to shape up youth
NEW YORK — Former
President Clinton and Arkansas
Gov. Mike Huckabee — two
politicians whose love of junk
food landed them in the hospi-
tal — are trying to help the next
generation shape up.
The two announced a cam-
paign Tuesday to stem the tide
of obesity by encouraging chil-
dren to create lifelong healthy
habits that emphasize better
nutrition and increased activity.
“The truth is that children
born today could become part
of the first generation in
American history to live shorter
lives than their parents because
so many are eating too much
of the wrong things and not
exercising enough,” Clinton
Clinton and Huckabee vowed
to halt childhood obesity in the
United States by 2010.
Estimates are that 16 percent of
U.S. children are obese, mak-
ing them susceptible to such
life-threatening illnesses as
heart disease and diabetes.
Clinton’s motivation for get-
ting involved was the heart
bypass surgery he had last
September; Huckabee’s was the
110 pounds he lost after being
diagnosed with Type II dia-
— The Associated Press
Explosives kill 60,
target police center
IRBIL, Iraq — An Iraqi carry-
ing hidden explosives set them
off outside a police recruitment
center yesterday where people
were applying for jobs, police
said. The U.S. military said at
least 50 Iraqis were killed, mak-
ing it the deadliest insurgent
attack in Iraq in more than two
State-owned TV in Iraq and
Al-Arabiya television gave even
higher casualty figures, saying
60 were killed and as many as
150 wounded.
At least seven cars were
destroyed by the blast in Irbil, a
Kurdish city 220 miles north of
Baghdad. Several nearby build-
ings were damaged.
Pools of blood formed on the
street outside the center as
ambulances and cabs raced to
the chaotic scene to take casu-
alties to hospitals.
The attack came as many
civilians were applying for Iraqi
police jobs at the recruitment
center, said Capt. Mark Walter,
the spokesman who provided
the U.S. military death toll.
Police officer Shwan
Mohammed first said that the
attacker had set the explosives
off inside the police center, but
police Capt. Othman Aziz later
said the attacker detonated
them outside the building
because of the heavy security
— The Associated Press
Israel halts plans
to hand over towns
JERUSALEM — Israel froze
the planned handover of West
Bank towns to the Palestinians
yesterday, accusing Palestinian
security forces of failing to
honor commitments to disarm
militants in areas already under
their control.
In the West Bank, two
Palestinian youths were shot
dead by Israeli soldiers. The
developments strained the
already tense cease-fire.
Palestinian officials called the
decision to stop the handover
of towns “unfortunate” and
said they had struck a deal to
collect militants’ weapons,
despite a top commander’s
announcement Wednesday that
he had no plans to disarm the
gunmen by force.
Palestinian security and hos-
pital officials said Israeli sol-
diers shot and killed two 17-
year-old cousins after nightfall
yesterday. The Israeli military
had no immediate comment.
The security officials said the
youths were throwing rocks at
troops guarding the separation
barrier Israel is building near
the village of Beit Lakia when
the soldiers opened fire.
Israeli military officials said
about 300 Palestinians threw
rocks and iron bars at soldiers,
who fired warning shots in the
air before shooting at the
The Palestinian Authority
issued a statement that called
the killings a violation of the
cease-fire. The truce, declared
Feb. 8, has considerably
reduced violence, but isolated
incidents continue.
Under the cease-fire agree-
ment, Israel pledged to pull
its forces out of five West
Bank towns, while the
Palestinians promised to dis-
arm militants. Israel has
pulled out of only two towns,
Jericho and Tulkarem, while
holding back from leaving
Qalqiliya, Bethlehem and
— The Associated Press
Fired teachers
aided cheaters
HOUSTON — Administrators
in Texas’ largest school district
said yesterday that they planned
to fire six teachers and demote
two principals and an assistant
principal after finding evidence
of cheating on state tests at four
Houston Independent School
District Superintendent Abe
Saavedra said three other dis-
trict employees, including a
principal, would receive formal
A Dallas Morning News
review of standardized test
scores throughout the state
prompted a handful of Texas
school districts to investigate
test results at individual schools
from recent years.
The Houston district began
an internal investigation four
months ago after finding unex-
plained jumps in scores and sta-
tistical irregularities on stan-
dardized tests at 23 schools,
Saavedra said.
Two months into the investi-
gation, Saavedra announced the
district had identified two
teachers at an elementary
school who assisted students on
the state exam. The district has
recommended those teachers be
fired and has demoted the
school’s principal.
Yesterday, Saavedra said the
investigation was over and con-
firmed cheating occurred at
another three elementary
schools. At one school, investi-
gators found that four eighth-
graders were taken from their
regular classrooms to another
room where a math teacher
helped them answer questions.
The four answered all of the test
questions the same way, and
they incorrectly answered the
same two questions.
Robert Moore, the district’s
inspector general who led the
review, said all the teachers and
administrators accused had
denied wrongdoing.
Chris Tritico, an attorney for
one of the principals and two of
the teachers fighting to retain
their jobs, claimed investigators
picked a target “and then mold-
ed their facts around that tar-
Other schools around the
nation have faced similar inci-
All fired up for Aristide
Supporters of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide walk around of a fire during a small demonstra-
tion calling for his return and for freedom of political prisoners in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday.
“At 19, you wish he could
have those organs. You wish he
could undo it,” she said. “But
long term, it’s the gift that keeps
Linda said leaving her son in
the hospital was one of the hard-
est moments of his death.
“Organ donation is a very dif-
ficult thing for a family to do
because they keep the body on
life support to make him look
alive, and you walk away from
your loved one — apparently
alive,” she said.
The accident happened Dec.
20 when Connor and Doug were
driving to their grandmother’s
house in Omaha, Neb. Their car
hit a patch of black ice and slid
into a pick-up truck. Both broth-
ers went into comas.
Doug woke up the next day,
but Connor did not. He had suf-
fered brain damage. He died at
7:50 a.m. on Christmas Eve.
His driver’s license, as of May
2003, showed he wanted to be a
The Nebraska Organ
Recovery System, which took
care of Connor’s body, kept him
on a ventilator to keep his lungs
breathing and his heart pump-
Nebraska state law prohibits
interference — including family
objections — from the deceased
person fulfilling his or her regis-
tered obligation, said Cynthia
Wofford, Clinical Nurse
Coordinator at the Nebraska
Organ Recovery System.
The Midwest Transplant
Network, however, under special
c i r c u m -
stances, such
as unexpect-
ed deaths,
gives family
members the
option to
override the
dona t i on,
Schons said.
She said the
n e t w o r k
w o u l d
respect the
f a m i l y ’ s
wishes in a
situation that
involved a
donor dying
ly before he
got the
to remove his name from the reg-
Although it’s rare, Schons said
she would tell the family mem-
ber to get a wider family consent
if she thought that person was
imposing personal beliefs to
override the donor’s wishes.
It’s this power of final consent
that makes families the real
heroes, not the surgeons or
social workers, Schons said.
“It’s these families who give
the gift of life.”
Organ registry still young
More than 87,000 people are
waiting for an organ in the
United States and most of them
will die, Schons said.
The need
for organs is
more urgent
now than it
was before
the Kansas
state registry
came into
existence in
J a n u a r y
2003. The
waiting list is
growing rap-
idly because
allows peo-
ple to live
longer and
most dialysis
p a t i e n t s ,
who would-
n’t have
been consid-
ered for transplants several years
ago, are now being considered,
she said.
More than 170,000 donors are
registered in the state of Kansas,
which is only 6.3 percent of the
state’s 2.6 million people. And
only 32,934 registered donors
are between the ages of 18 and
24 years old, according to the
Midwest Transplant Network.
In Douglas County, 7,651 peo-
ple of the total population of
99,962 are registered. Of 18- to
24-year-olds, 1,982 are registered.
Schons said she didn’t like to
favor one age group over anoth-
er, but younger donors were des-
perately needed.
“Young people tend to have
better organs,” she said. “No ifs,
ands or buts that the younger we
are, the healthier we are.”
Donation gives second chance
Andy Miller will forever be
grateful to the family who, five
years ago, allowed him to have a
better life.
Miller got in a car accident
when he was 16 years old.
Doctors ran blood tests and dis-
covered he had kidney reflux dis-
Some of the urine was pushed
back into the kidneys rather
than leaving completely through
the urethra. That meant parts of
the kidney broke off, Miller said.
After two years of medication,
doctors placed Miller on dialy-
sis. For the Louisburg resident,
this was the worst part.
Dialysis can be an exhausting
process for people with failing
kidneys because it consumes a
lot of time, said Julie Duncan,
nurse and communication cen-
ter supervisor at the Midwest
Transplant Network.
Kidney dialysis re-creates the
basic, but important, task of fil-
tering out the urine and accom-
panying waste, such as excess
vitamins. The blood is diverted
news 6a the university daily kansan thursday, may 5, 2005
Colorado Illinois Iowa Kansas Minnesota Missouri Nebraska Oklahoma Texas
29 56
Source: United Network for Organ Sharing as of April 15 Austin Caster/KANSAN
“Organ donation is
a very difficult thing for a
family to do because they
keep the body on life sup-
port to make him look
alive, and you walk away
from your loved one —
apparently alive.
Linda Meigs
Connor Meigs’ mother
= Total registered candidates
= Candidates 18 to 34
Contributed photo
Connor Meigs with his mother, Linda, and sister, Kit, during the
reception after his brother’s wedding on July 10, 2004. This was one
of the last photos taken of Connor with his immediate family.
More than 87,000 people await organs. The majority will die
before doctors can find a perfect match. Because the candidates
need a perfectly-matched organ, the wait can take several years.
Registered waiting list of organ candidates
Click and
Do you want to earn college
credit this summer? If so,
take classes through EduKan.
EduKan is an online consortium involving six accredited com-
munity colleges in Kansas. It provides a flexible alternative to
help you work around your demanding and rigid schedule.
Enroll Online Today!
For the first two sessions, students must enroll by May 9. For
the third session, students must enroll by June 20. Payment is
due the Friday before classes begin. Financial aid is available.
EduKan is offering a three sessions
this summer. The first two sessions
begin May 16. The third session
begins June 27. The following
classes will be offered during the
summer sessions:
Accounting I
Accounting II
American Government
American History to 1865
American History 1865 to Present
Art Appreciation
Principles of Biology
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
Anatomy & Physiology
Algebra, Beginning & Intermediate
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Cultural Anthropology
Developmental Psychology
Web Page Design
Children’s Literature
Foundations of Modern Education
Fundamentals of Writing
Elementary Spanish I
English Composition I & II
Elementary Spanish II
General & Developmental
Horse Production
Introduction to Astronomy
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Computer Concepts
and Applications
Introduction to Music
Introduction to Sociology
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Mass Media
World Literature: A Survey of
Significant Cultures and Their
Stories, Poems and Plays
Basic Applied Mathematics
Intermediate Algebra
Personal & Community Health
Introduction to Geology
Lifestyle Management
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Public Speaking
Medical Terminology
Journalism I
Juvenile Delinquency
Each individual EduKan college is a member of the North Central
Association and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to
offer AS, AA, and AGS degrees online.
Yes, You Can With EduKan.
2858 Four
Wheel Dr.
news thursday, may 5, 2005 the university daily kansan 7A
from the body, run through a fil-
tering machine and then back
into the body.
Depending on their kidney
function, patients have to undergo
the process two to three times per
week. Each process — from sitting
in the waiting room to recovery —
takes up to several hours.
“A lot of people can live a very
long time on dialysis, but that’s
not how they want to live,”
Duncan said.
That’s why the majority of
patients choose to get kidney
transplants — so they can live
more of a normal life, Duncan
said. Miller was on dialysis for one
year before his name was added to
the transplant waiting list.
Twice he thought the wait had
ended when doctors found possi-
ble donors, only to be told the
kidneys did not match perfectly.
The false alarms was disappoint-
ing at first, Miller said, but he
knew the hospital was working
hard to find him a new kidney.
“It was a sign of hope that I
would get a transplant.”
Finally, after waiting nine
months, he got a new kidney. The
organ came from a 22-year-old
man who died from a brain tumor.
“You wouldn’t believe how
thankful I was,” he said. “I don’t
know where I would be without
it. Your body can only take so
much dialysis.”
He is now 24 years old, but
the 23 pills he takes every day —
so his body won’t reject the
transplanted kidney — help
remind him of the life-saving gift
he received five years ago.
Miller plans to return the
favor one day. He’s been a regis-
tered organ donor since he got
his license at 16 years old.
Gift inspires others
Linda Meigs, Connor’s mother,
said she thought her son became a
donor because he hated to waste.
“He was very environmentally
conscious,” she said. “I think he
would be pleased his function-
ing organs would be useful and
would save other lives.
Connor’s twin brother, Doug,
who turned 20 on Feb. 25, has
been a registered donor since he
was 16 years old.
“I think it’s a great thing. Just
a little check of a box can
change a life completely,” Doug
said. “It’s not like you’re going to
use your body after you die. You
might as well give it to someone
Some of Connor’s friends in
Omaha and at the University
are now considering to put
their names on the donor reg-
Steve Rue, who has known
Connor since their sophomore
year in high school, placed his
name on the Nebraska registry
when he renewed his driver’s
license two months after
Connor’s death.
The number of lives Connor
saved with his organs inspired
Rue to change his feelings about
organ donations. “It’s pretty
crazy to think seven people could
be saved,” he said.
Neal Bierman isn’t registered
because he said he was unaware of
the process when he got his license
at 16. But since Connor’s death,
Bierman, who has known Connor
his entire life, has made it his goal
to register his
name when
he renews his
license in
August. He
said Connor
always asked
his friends if
they were
was really
big on it,”
B i e r m a n
donations also gave Timon Veach,
Pittsburgh, Pa., senior more rea-
sons to become a donor.
“I thought it was pretty
noble,” said Veach, who knew
Connor from the KU hockey
team. He said laziness had kept
him from adding his name, but
he planned to register one day. “I
think about Connor every day
since he left,” he said.
Two short weeks after Connor
died, Linda
Meigs sent her
first letter to
the Nebraska
O r g a n
R e c o v e r y
System to
send on to the
four people
w h o ’ d
received his
large intestine,
liver and both
“I was hop-
ing to meet
the people who had a part of
Connor,” his mother said.
The Nebraska system and the
Midwest Transplant Network
don’t allow the families of the
donor and recipients to meet
until one year has passed. Then,
the Midwest Transplant Network
will release each party’s confiden-
tial information as long as all par-
ties give consent, Schons said.
Many recipients, as well as
donor families, may be appre-
hensive about communicating,
said Chris Dunham, community
liaison for the Nebraska Organ
Recovery System.
Many recipients have told her it
was hard for them to sit down and
write a letter, thanking someone
for saving their lives. Some of them
have also told her they feared not
meeting certain expectations of the
donor’s family, she said.
Donor families don’t want
to forget about their family
member, but they may also
want to move on with their
Five months later, Linda
Meigs continues to wait for a
But she understands.
“We’re on different sides of
the table,” Meigs said. “We’re
grieving and they’re healing.”
— Edited by Austin Caster
Erin Droste/KANSAN
Andrew Miller, Louisburg resident, holds the handful of pills he has had to take every day since his transplant. The pills and the deformations
on his arm from the dialysis are only a few of the changes he has faced since the surgery.
Contributed photo
Connor Meigs, second from right, continues to celebrate with his
immediate family the day after his oldest brother’s wedding. From left:
Connor’s twin brother Doug, father John, mother Linda, brother
Brandon, sister-in-law Kysa and sister Kit.
“It’s not like you’re
going to use your body
after you die. You might
as well give it to
someone else”
Doug Meigs
Connor’s twin brother
Gamma Phi Beta
Seniors 2005
Congratulations Seniors!
We love you and are so
proud of you!
Morgan Adkins
Kristen Badali
Carrie Burton
Kelsey Butler
Megan Claus
Kelsey Click
Cara Daves
Jenny Degraeve
Angie Gray
Brooke Hendricks
Samantha Horner
Brandy Horvath
Briana McAtee
Marie Mullinix
Kim Paulnitsky
Lindsay Phillips
Carolyn Pringle
Kate Racunas
Lindsey Rhoton
Lyndsay Rush
Christina Schenstrom
Kim St. John
Lindsay Thomas
Jennifer Wyand
Spicy Red Wine Sauce!!
Almost the Weekend
Thursday Special!!!
16” Pizza
2 toppings
2 drinks
Open 7 days a week
Voted Best Pizza by KU Students
704 Mass.
FREE Delivery!

Red Lyon
944 Mass.
entertainment 8a the university daily kansan thursday, may 5, 2005
✦ Today’s Birthday. There’s a stack of
stuff you’ve been avoiding, and unfor-
tunately, it’s in between you and peace
of mind. Tidy up and increase satisfac-
tion this year.
✦ Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is an
8. It’s full speed ahead again, this time
taking a few financial precautions. You
can talk freely but don’t, for now, tell
how much money you have.
✦ Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 6.
As you go through your stack of stuff,
you’ll be amazed to find the pieces
you’ve been looking for. The answer is
✦ Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is an
8. The coast is clear again. Gather with
friends to celebrate. Whatever you’ve
accomplished is something you didn’t
have before, so it’s worth a party.
✦ Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is a 6.
Continue to do a complicated task as
carefully as you can. Don't worry
about doing it effortlessly, that's not
even necessary. Your diligence is mak-
ing you points.
✦ Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7. The
smart ones finally realize that you’re
their key to success. You’re the one
who can tie all the necessary compo-
nents together.
✦ Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7.
The money for household improve-
ments is available now. You’ve thought
long enough about how to spend it.
Now it’s time to go shopping.
✦ Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 7.
The secret to your success appears to
be through another person. You often
do better with a partner, in this case, a
bold and brassy one.
✦ Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 7.
Using your wit and energy, you can
win an extra reward. Take on the chal-
lenge; it won't be that hard. Besides,
you need the money.
✦ Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a
7. Loved ones overload you with love
and admiration. You look spectacular
in their eyes. No point in arguing with
✦ Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a
6. Use what you’ve recently discovered
to improve your living style. Talk it
over with family, and find ways to
✦ Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is
an 8. More conversation is required,
and a lot more study. Figure out the
answers to all the questions before
✦ Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 7.
Conditions are good for making
money now. No extra work is required.
It may be necessary, though, to ask for
what you’ve got coming.
Sam Hemphill/KANSAN
Aaron Warner/KRT CAMPUS
Josh Shalek/KRT CAMPUS
One Person’s Trash May Be Another’s Treasure.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Give your reusable goods away
to friends and neighbors, have a yard sale, or donate
appropriate items to the organizations listed below. For
more information, please c
City of Lawrence Waste Reduction & Recycling Division at
832-3030 or visit
all KU’s Department of
Environmental Stewardship at 864-2855. Or contact
Clothing and Furniture
Disabled American Veterans:
Goodwill Store:
Penn House:
Plymouth Thrift Shop:
Salvation Army:
Social Service League Store:
St. John’s Rummage House:
(785) 749-4900
1601 W. 23rd Street, Suite 116
(785) 331-3908
2200 W.31st Street
(785) 842-0440
1035 Pennsylvania
(785) 842-1408
905 Tennessee
(785) 749-4208
1818 Massachusetts
(785) 843-5414
905 Rhode Island
(785) 843-0109
1246 Kentucky
530 Eldridge Street
1000 Monterey Way
· 1 & 2 BR Apartments
· Rents from $410
· SmaII Pets WeIcome
· Grocery/Restaurants/
Post Office Adjacent
· Furnished/Short-Term AvaiIabIe
· Microwaves/Dishwashers
· 2 & 3 BR Apts. & Twnhm.
· Rents from $550
· Washer/Dryer Hookups
· FirepIaces
· Adjacent to Perry Park
· KU Parking Pass (1 per apt)
· SmaII Pets WeIcome
Office: 530 EIdridge St., Suite L 1
Phone: 785-749-1102
Registered sex offender Leroy
Hendricks should be allowed to move
into Lawrence. The widely known
Hendricks has been the subject of
debate in town recently, and with good
reason. Who would want him? When
he challenged a new sexual predator
law in 1997, the Supreme Court called
his case “chilling”. He was once quoted
as saying the only way he would stop
molesting children was “if he died”.
None of that should matter.
The legal system in the United States
offers justice to all, including those who
perform lewd acts which disgust the rest
of us. Hendricks was sentenced to 10
years in prison, and he served that. Just
as he was finishing his sentence, Kansas
legislature passed a law that allowed
criminals like Hendricks to be sentenced
to more time in a psychological facility.
Now after 10 years in that system, he’s
being released under strict guidelines.
If Hendricks moves to Lawrence, he
will be under constant surveillance that
amounts essentially to the highest
degree of house arrest. This measure will
cost the state of Kansas an estimated
$278,000 for the first 15 months alone.
In short, he won’t be roaming the streets.
Leroy Hendricks is 70 years old, and
in declining health. It would be unjusti-
fied to say he is no longer a threat, but
one fact is unmistakably clear: he has
served his sentence. It’s doubtful that the
parents of his victims would agree that
the 20 years spent in incarceration can
make up for his crimes. But according to
the legal system that we all depend on
everyday, his time for release has come.
Why isn’t there the same amount of
outrage about citizens who have been
convicted of driving under the influence
of alcohol time and again? Those people
pose as much a risk to the public as sex-
ual predators like Hendricks. It’s
because in our society, we reserve a spe-
cial place in our minds for sex criminals.
It’s easier to watch a story on the news
about a drunk driver killing a pedestrian
than it is to imagine a child being raped.
But that is not a reason to petition to
keep Hendricks out of Lawrence.
Is it a scary thought to know that
someone with such a violent past is living
across the street? Yes. But are citizens in
the legal position to decline this man his
right to live a somewhat normal life? So
the answer, as hard as it may be to accept,
is that Hendricks has served his time and
deserves to be part of the community.
✦Erick Schmidt writing for the editorial board.
“Hee who destroyes a goode Book, kills
reason it selfe.” — Thomas Milton,
Areopagitica, 1644
This week, a small-town school board in
rural Pennsylvania snatched The Buffalo
Tree, by Adam Rapp, from the curriculum
of the local high school.
America has a long history of arbitrarily
banning books — hell, the whole world
does, for that matter — and it’s usually in
the name of some rabid religious fervor
fueled by a powerful, albeit brief, wave of
conservative thought.
This week’s unfortunate incident in
Pennsylvania is no different. The rural com-
munity there thought that Rapp’s coming-of-
age novel wasn’t appropriate, just as rural
communities here in Kansas thought the
same of “We All Fall Down,” “Annie On My
Mind,” The Giver” and countless others.
But these last few rounds of banned
books feels different. The whole thing
reeks of Big Politics in America — and hid-
ing just behind that, Big Religion.
See, when books had been banned in the
past, the banning body would list a few
words they didn’t like, gather a group to
complain, and get the book pulled for a
year or so, before the issue dried up and
went away. In almost every notable case,
books found their way back onto shelves in
schools and libraries.
But now, the attacks have a different per-
spective: that the words and, moreover, the
ideas in these books are simply unnecessary
parts of American life: That the speech in
banned books is worthless, and not pro-
tected by the first amendment.
“If the parties’ intention is to deny stu-
dents access to ideas with which the party
disagrees, it is a violation of the First
Amendment,” writes Claire Mullally, an
intellectual-property lawyer who writes
columns on book banning for the First
Amendment Center.
The Supreme Court agrees with Mullally,
but conservative teachers, parents and
librarians don’t seem to care much. And as
the gulf between liberalism and religious
conservatism widens, those wanting to ban
books because of their words and ideas
suddenly have a voice—and a microphone.
“Parents who dare to speak up when
their children are assaulted with sexually
explicit and violent material are not ‘cen-
sors’—and most definitely not […]‘threats
to intellectual freedom’.” Tom Minnery, vice
president of public policy for Focus on the
Family, a conservative watchdog group,
said in a statement.
Focus on the Family has done a fine job,
in both activism and advocacy, of likening
any sentiment they don’t want to hear or
read to “hard-core pornography,” some-
thing they claim national library associa-
tions feverishly support.
A powerful sentiment, to be certain. And
their message is spreading, giving conserva-
tive parents and teachers the green light to
pull books off of school library shelves at
their whim, all while using the fear of
pornography to justify their degradation of
the First Amendment.
“If this type of book is in our school,
then why not have Hustler and Penthouse
in the school library?” Pennsylvania school
board member Otto W. Voit III said to the
AP about Rapp’s book.
Exactly, Mr. Voit. I’m know parents all
over Muhlenberg are smitten that you made
the connection between Rapp’s book and
porno. Because if you hadn’t, they might be
left with the mistaken idea that they were
just words on a page…
Now, assuredly, parents are scared silly.
“Oh my,” they must be thinking. “If we
don’t act, our kids will be reading
Penthouse at school, during study hall!”
Okay, it seems foolish to think reason-
able parents and teacher believe what Mr.
Voit said. But it must be having some
effect, or else Minnery and his cronies
wouldn’t bother saying it.
If the effect is fear, it may not be the actu-
al goal. For conservative morality to flour-
ish in any society, children must build its
“Book banning satisfies their need to feel
in control of their children’s lives,” wrote
Judy Blume, a popular children’s author, in
an anti-censorship project for Random
House. “This fear is often disguised as
moral outrage.”
And Minnery’s outrage isn’t just moral,
it’s social. How dare our society even have
books with these words and ideas in them,
his group seems to be saying.
But the fabric of the First Amendment is
woven with the voices, words and ideas of a
democracy. Unfortunately for Minnery and
other conservatives, that means ideas that
they might not like or find comfortable.
And if some parents don’t want their
child reading certain books, fine by me.
But freedom of speech and expression are
not choices one parent or teacher can make
for everyone in a group.
Because that’s not democracy. Maybe
parents should spend a little less time on
witch-hunts for books and more time teach-
ing our kids what makes democracy work.
✦Knox is a Kansas City, Mo., senior in journalism
Youth is
a universal
time of dis-
covery and
l e a r n i n g ,
regardless of
where we
grow up. As
m o s t l y
t w e n t y -
somethings, most of us have
forgotten the simple lessons of
However, college is like a
second childhood, and some-
times we need to remember the
lessons we learned so we can
grow up and take our place in
the “real world.” Some of the
lessons are timeless, like these
1. Sharing is caring. This
seems like common sense, but
people sometimes forget how
important sharing is. As chil-
dren, we are taught to share
our toys and candy, and to
bring enough for everyone in
the class. Of course, we can’t
bring enough of anything to
share with everyone in all our
classes, but we can share in
other ways.
Discussions and conversa-
tions are much better when
everyone involved shares what
they think. Inviting people
over for dinner is a good way
for people to share their
homes and their culinary skills
— or lack thereof. It may
sound cheesy, but so was
handing valentines to every-
one in the class. Everyone still
ended up with something to
smile about.
2. If you can’t say anything
nice, don’t say anything at all.
Gossip and rumors are just as
common in college as they
were in grade school, if not
more so.
Only now they can be much
more damaging, as the conse-
quences for a ruined reputation
might be a job or an office, not
just what your classmates
Gossip and talking behind
people’s backs is still as useless
as it was when we were kids.
You don’t have to like a per-
son, and venting is all right as
long as what you say is not
harmful, but “idle chatter” and
talking badly about someone is
not worth the time or the oxy-
3 .
Count to
ten. The
stress of col-
lege is
enough to
drive even
the most sta-
ble person
Around finals, or any impor-
tant deadline, tempers are short
and sparks fly. As children,
whenever we got angry, we were
told to count to ten before say-
ing or doing anything, to stop
us from making bad decisions.
As adults, the technique still
Taking a moment to step
back, count to ten, and reeval-
uate the situation with a clear-
er head usually helps to avoid
a potentially explosive situa-
4. Too much candy gives you
a stomachache. Most of us
remember Halloween nights,
coming home with pounds of
candy, and eating most of it that
night, and suffering an upset
stomach later. College students
are known for their lack of
While not true for everyone,
most people have indulged in a
night of drinking and partying,
or staying up late studying or
just because, and woken up the
next morning to say “never
again,” only to repeat the
process the next weekend.
Anything can be bad for you
in large doses, and the wisdom
gained from the experience of
eating a pound of candy in a
single night should be enough
to remind any college student
that everything is better in mod-
Overall, the lessons we learn
as children are meant to serve
us as adults, reminding us that
there are some things that never
change, no matter how old we
We are still learning some
lessons, and college, as a sec-
ond childhood, is often the last
chance we have to make the
mistakes of a child before
becoming adults.
Remembering the lessons we
learned the first time around
makes the college experience
much more fulfilling.
■Zafar is a Wichita senior in history.
Free for All callers have 20 seconds to speak about
any topic they wish. Kansan editors reserve the right
to omit comments. Slanderous and obscene state-
ments will not be printed. Phone numbers of all
incoming calls are recorded.
For more comments, go to
Call 864-0500
Punk rock died the first time a kid
said “Punk rock’s not dead.”

Today I woke up at the crack of
Dawn, and then I rolled her over.

If you want to get down, down on the
ground, cocaine.

Considering the fact that Spongebob
Squarepants was a fish, when he
says “Oh, tartar sauce,” it’s like us
saying, “Oh, embalming fluid.”

Does anybody know of a good area
outside to tan naked?
It’s rough to hear about the Student
Voice coalition’s $25 fine. It’s scary to
think that one of them might have to
get a job and work for, like, three

I wonder if sports columnist Jack
Weinstein secretly went to Mizzou.

Why does JR look like a sad little emo
kid? Maybe he should go join

This week at McDonald’s, the JR
meal: double cheeseburger and a
Kevin McKernan/KANSAN
Andrew Vaupel, editor
864-4810 or
Donovan Atkinson, Misty Huber,
Amanda Kim Stairrett and Marissa
managing editors
864-4810 or
Steve Vockrodt
Laura Francoviglia
opinion editor
864-4924 or
Ashleigh Dyck, business manager
864-4358 or
Danielle Bose, retail sales manager
864-4358 or
Malcolm Gibson, general manager
and news adviser
864-7667 or
Jennifer Weaver, sales
and marketing adviser
864-7666 or
Editorial Board Members
David Archer, Viva Bolova,
John Byerley, Chase Edgerton,
Wheaton Elkins, Paige Higgins,
Matt Hoge, John Jordan, Kyle Koch,
Doug Lang, Kevin McKernan, Mike
Mostaffa, Erica Prather,
Erick Schmidt, Devin Sikes, Gaby Souza,
Sarah Stacy and Anne Weltmer.
The Kansan welcomes letters to the
editors and guest columns submitted
by students, faculty and alumni. The
Kansan reserves the right to edit, cut to
length, or reject all submissions.
For any questions, call Steve Vockrodt
or Laura Francoviglia at 864-4924 or e-
mail opinion@ General
questions should be directed to the
editor at
Letter Guidelines
Maximum Length: 200 word limit
Include: Author’s name and telephone
number; class, hometown (student);
position (faculty member); phone num-
ber (will not be published)
Guest Column Guidelines
Maximum Length: 650 word limit
Include: Author’s name; class, hometown
(student); position (faculty member);
phone number (will not be published)
Also: The Kansan will not print guest
columns that attack another columnist.
Submit to
Kansan newsroom
111 Stauffer-Flint Hall
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-4810
Youth lessons
reinvent selves
‘Big Religion’ marginalizing free speech
Convict served time, should integrate
Advertisement 10a the university daily kansan Thursday, may 5, 2005
Sports Sports
First high
This time, it’s for real.
A day after his father
announced that he was coming
to Kansas on April 19, Dwight
Lewis said he hadn’t made a
decision yet. Now he’s made
up his mind: He’s going to be a
Jayhawk. The 6-foot-5 junior
combo guard from Archbishop
Rummel High School verbally
committed to Kansas yester-
The decision came after meet-
ing with his family and high
school basketball coach,
according to
“I have given a commitment
to Kansas,” Lewis told “I really made this
decision on Monday night. It
feels good to get the process
over with. I am really excited
about the idea of playing for
Lewis told the recruiting
Web site that he visited
Kansas last week and that his
family was pleased with his
“My parents love and support
the decision that I have made,”
he added. “It’s a great opportu-
nity for me. The coaches at
Kansas are great, the players are
great and Kansas has an excel-
lent tradition.”
He is the 84th-ranked high
school basketball player in the
class of 2006 and is the 21st-
ranked small forward, according
Lewis averaged 27 points,
nine rebounds and 4.5 assists as
a junior, and he was considering
Oklahoma and Louisiana State
as well as Kansas. He is the first
player in the class of 2006 to
commit to Kansas coach Bill
— Kellis Robinett
Softball loss
may decide
It’s amazing what a little Border Showdown
will do to get the fans out to an Olympic sporting
Not only was last night’s 3-0 loss to Missouri
the softball team’s largest crowd of the season, it
also brought out a slew of local athletics stars.
Football coach Mark Mangino was there, accom-
panied by his wife Mary Jane. Linebackers Nick
Reid and Kevin Kane, seniors-to-be, showed up
with a group of friends. Women’s basketball coach
Bonnie Henrickson also came out to support the
The crowd of more than 500 saw the Jayhawks
play a pretty good game at the beginning and a
pretty good game at the end. In fact, if you take
away Missouri’s third inning, the game was prac-
tically perfect.
Kansas had base runners in several innings but
missed several opportunities to score. The
Jayhawks even managed to accumulate four hits
in the first inning without getting a single run
across the plate (a double play allowed Missouri
to stay out of trouble).
Softball coach Tracy Bunge and her team not
only squandered an opportunity to put Kansas
back in the race for the Border Showdown title,
but they also blew an opportunity to show its
biggest crowd of fans that it was worth coming out
for another game.
“We all know the history, especially since we
beat them last time,” Kathy McVey, pitcher and
Kansas falls to Missouri
Jayhawks face Big 12 tournament
The Kansas softball team lost to
Border Showdown rival No. 18
Missouri yesterday, 3-0, at Arrocha
Janessa Roening, Missouri right
fielder, led the Tigers to victory with
a three-run home run off of Serena
Settlemier, junior pitcher, in the bot-
tom of the third inning.
“It was a curveball, and she did a
good job with her hands,”
Settlemier said. “It was a good job
on her part.”
Roening was named USA Softball
National Player of the Week after
helping Missouri take down the top
team in the conference, Texas A&M,
last week.
There was little action throughout
the game other than the Missouri
“It was a well-pitched, well-played
ballgame,” Kansas coach Tracy
Bunge said.
She said the team knew the Tigers
were coming in with confidence
after a big weekend against the
“Missouri came in with a better
game plan,” Bunge said.
She said she had a lot of respect
for the Tiger offense, and there was a
good reason they were No. 18 in the
The Jayhawks got four hits in the
first inning, but they weren’t able to
capitalize. When they knocked off
Missouri on April 13, they leapt out
to an early lead, allowing them to
settle down.
Junior shortstop Destiny
Frankenstein, who had one hit in
three at-bats, said the team was only
Missouri (37-10) AB R H RBI
Leanne Bowers, cf 2 1 1 0
Janessa Roening, rf 3 1 1 3
Micaela Minner, lf 3 0 1 0
Jen Bruck, p/dh 2 0 0 0
Heather Kunkel, ss 3 0 1 0
Kathy Masterson, c 2 0 0 0
Alyson Tobyne, ph 1 0 0 0
Amanda Renth, 1b 3 0 2 0
Amy Henke, pr 0 1 0 0
Kendra Power, 3b 2 0 0 0
Jaci Schuyler, ph 1 0 0 0
Sarah Stringer, 2b 1 0 0 0
Totals 23 3 6 3
✦ HR: Roening
Kansas (28-20) AB R H
Heather Stanley, rf 3 0 2 0
Jackie Vasquez, cf 2 0 0 0
Ashley Goodrich, ph 1 0 0 0
Jessica Moppin, 2b 3 0 1 0
Destiny Frankenstein, ss 3 0 1 0
Serena Settlemier, dh/p 3 0 1 0
Nettie Fierros, 3b 3 0 0 0
Elle Pottorf, c 3 0 0 0
Nicole Washburn, 1b 3 0 0 0
Ashley Frazer, lf 2 0 1 0
Totals 26 0 6 0
✦ HR: None
Score by inning R H E
MU 003 000 0 3 6 0
KU 000 000 0 0 6 0
Win: Bruck (15-3)
Loss: Settlemier (12-8)
Save: None
Source: Missouri Athletics Department
Courtney Kuhlen/KANSAN
A disappointed Kassie Humphreys, sophomore pitcher, leaves the dugout
to shake hands with the opposing team after the Jayhawks loss. Missouri
defeated Kansas 3-0 yesterday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.
Shocker series split
WICHITA — The Kansas
baseball team (30-21, 6-11 Big
12 Conference) opened last
night’s game, like it has so many
others, on a hitting rally. But,
the game turned into a pitchers’
duel before the Jayhawks
wrapped up the 5-3 victory
against the Wichita State
Shockers (38-15, 11-4 Missouri
Valley Conference).
In the last of four in-state
rivalry games this season, the
two teams continued their
streak of putting on a good
show for a crowd full of
S h o c k e r
a n d
J a y h a wk
fans and
split the
series at
two games
apiece on
the year.
“It was a big win for us,” jun-
ior first baseman Jared
Schweitzer said. “This is a
tough place to play.”
Hot bats early in the evening
caused the lead to shift back and
forth before the game stabilized
at a tie for much of the night.
Senior catcher Sean
Richardson blasted a three-run
shot, his fourth of the season,
over the left field fence in the
top of the first and gave Kansas
an early 3-0 lead, giving the
false impression that the game
would develop into the expect-
ed slugfest.
“It felt good,” Richardson
said. “It’s been a long time since
I’ve done that, so I didn’t really
know what to do.”
The Shockers answered right
back in the bottom of the first
off the bat of first baseman
Derek Schermerhorn, cutting
the Kansas lead to two.
Schermerhorn went 1-4 and
drove in two runs in the contest.
Continuing to chip away at
the lead, the Shockers hit two
more runs in the bottom of the
third. Left fielder Phil Napolitan
and second baseman Damon
Sublett both scored in the
inning and tied the game at
three. Napolitan led the
Shockers going 2-4 and scoring
two of their three runs.
“We get the three spot in the
first and they tied it up in the
third,” Kansas coach Ritch
Price said. “But we kept com-
peting and we made some big-
time plays defensively.”
After the first, the generally
explosive Jayhawk offense went
quiet as freshman left-hander
Rob Musgrave (1-0) blanked the
Kansas bats through the fifth
inning before right-hander Kohl
Nanney relieved him.
Musgrave received a no-deci-
sion and a dose of bad luck, as
he was tagged for three runs in
his four innings pitched, and all
three were unearned.
“It was frustrating. He tied
our guys up pretty good,” Price
said. “You can tell our guys like
the fastball, there’s no doubt
about that.”
The Jayhawks started a fresh-
man of their own in right-han-
der Tyson Corley (1-0). Corley,
who had a previous career high
of three strikeouts , sat seven
Shocker batters down on strikes
and walked only one.
“We’re really proud of him,”
Price said. “The progress he’s
made in three months is phe-
nomenal. He’s got a chance to
help us.”
Corley hit his stride in the
fifth inning, retiring 10 batters
in a row during one stretch
between the fifth and the sev-
enth innings. Corley allowed
just three runs and scattered
seven hits in his 6 2/3 innings of
Read about a
Jayhawk fans
can only
dream of on
page 4B.
Schweitzer extends
hitting streak to 20
Zach Strauss/KANSAN
Catcher Sean Richardson slides across home plate, scoring the go-ahead run in the ninth inning versus Wichita State last night. The Jayhawks defeated the Shockers, 5-3.
sports 2b the university daily kansan thursday, may 5, 2005
✦ Yesterday’s University Daily Kansan con-
tained an error. In the sports column, “NCAA
Steroid testing needs closer look,” Jose
Canseco’s name was misspelled.
✦ Soccer vs. KCFC U-15 (exhibition), 6 p.m.,
Jayhawk Soccer Complex
✦Baseball vs. Texas, 6 p.m., Hoglund Ballpark
✦ Softball at Iowa State, 2 p.m., Ames, Iowa
✦ Baseball vs. Texas, 6 p.m., Hoglund Ballpark
✦ Baseball vs. Texas, noon, Hoglund Ballpark
✦ Softball at Iowa State, noon, Ames, Iowa
Athletics calendar
Jumper to leave
record, legacy
At the Kansas Relays two weeks
ago, Brooklyn Hann finished second
to last place in the women’s invitation-
al 100-meter hurdles. Despite running
against professional athletes from all
over the world, she was disappointed.
“I did terrible,” Hann,
Sacramento, Calif.
senior, said after
the race. “But
hopefully I’ll do
better in the triple
The triple jump
had already start-
ed. After a quick
stretch, Hann
entered the third
flight of the
women’s triple jump. She dominated
it. She jumped 43-feet-3.75-inches,
defeating Team Nike’s Vanitta
Kinard by two inches in front of a
hometown crowd.
Performances like this show why
Hann has remained among the top
triple jumpers in the Big 12 Conference.
Her composure under pressure and
relaxed competitiveness give her an
edge above her competition.
“I do better when I’m relaxed,”
Hann said. “I’ll get nervous if I get
too psyched out.”
The University of Kansas hurdles
coach Elisha Brewer said she had
noticed the psychological effect on
Hann’s performances.
“The key for her is to help her
relax and go into the meet with the
right frame of mind,” Brewer said.
In high school, Hann lettered four
years in track and field. She made it
to state finals in the triple jump, 100-
meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.
She chose Kansas from other pro-
grams such as University of Nevada
and University of California-Berkeley.
Hann’s mother, Deborah, didn’t
have much time to see her daughter
compete in high school. But she
made it to Palo Alto, Calif., when
Hann made it to the junior nationals
three years ago. Hann jumped 41-
feet-8.75-inches, finishing first.
“She was really excited,” Deborah
Hann said. “I could tell because I
could hear her screaming.”
Coming off a successful indoor sea-
son, where she placed 10th at the
national championships, she has set a
goal for her last three weeks as a
Jayhawk: to re-set the women’s outdoor
triple jump record for the third time,
making it harder for the University’s
next Brooklyn Hann to defeat.
She first broke the record in 2002
with a jump of 42-feet-11-inches. She
defeated her own record in April at the
Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia,
Mo. with a jump of 43-feet-7-inches.
“You want your senior year to go
out with a bang,” Brewer said. “We
wanted this to be her best year.”
Hann’s success in the triple jump
provided gust into the dusty record
books. Before Hann, the Jayhawk
who came closest to the record was
Yolanda Taylor in 1988. Her record
at the time was 41-feet-10-inches.
Hann is not an outspoken leader,
Brewer said.
“I’m satisfied,” Hann said. “I have
no regrets,”
— Edited by Megan Claus
When in Rome ...
Kansas lands commitment
from cornerback Webb
After landing wide receiver Xavier Rambo
just three days ago, the Kansas football team
received another verbal commitment, this time
from Rambo’s teammate, Anthony Webb,
according to
Webb was a first-team all-state selection
last year, racking up 11 interceptions during
his junior season at the cornerback posi-
Webb and Rambo are both juniors at Wilmer
Hutchins High School.
Webb took an unofficial visit last week
to Texas. He was also considering
Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas A&M
among others.
According to, Webb is nearly as
fast as Rambo and runs a 4.5-second 40-yard
dash. Rambo runs a 4.4.
“Kansas is getting a great player and per-
son. He has the instincts it takes to play cor-
ner at the Big 12 level,” Wilmer Hutchins
coach Mike Robinson told the recruiting Web
site. “He’s one of those players that comes
along in every 10 years. He researched
Kansas a lot after Xavier committed.”
— Ryan Colaianni
Tell us your news
Contact Bill Cross or Jonathan Kealing at
864-4858 or
Trainer Zito has five
horses, derby favorite
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trainer Nick
Zito has the favorite for the
Kentucky Derby again, this time
with Bellamy Road, owned by
Yankees boss George
Bellamy Road was made the 5-2
favorite for Saturday’s Derby and
drew the No. 16 post yesterday.
The No. 16 post has produced
three Derby winners: Thunder
Gulch in 1995, Charismatic in 1999
and Monarchos in 2001.
A full field of 20 3-year-olds was
entered for the 1 1/4-mile race, with
Afleet Alex the second choice at 9-2.
Bandini was the third choice at 6-1.
Bellamy Road is one of five Zito
horses in the field, equaling the
record by Hall of Famer D. Wayne
Lukas in 1996.
Zito’s other horses are High Fly
at 8-1 (No. 11 post); Noble
Causeway at 12-1 (No. 4 post); Sun
King at 15-1 (No. 3); and
Andromeda’s Hero at 50-1 (No. 2).
— Richard Rosenblatt/The Associated Press
Rockies’ loss adds to
eight-game streak
SAN DIEGO — Ryan Klesko’s
second home run tied the game
in the ninth inning, and Miguel
Ojeda singled in the winning run
with two outs in the 12th as the
San Diego Padres defeated
Colorado 8-7 yesterday, giving
the Rockies their eighth-straight
There were seven homers at
Petco Park, which has been criti-
cized by Padres sluggers for its
spacious outfield.
Klesko hit a leadoff homer to
right in the ninth on an 0-1 pitch
from Chin-Hui Tsao to tie the
game at 7.
Mark Loretta started the rally
in the 12th when he was hit by
the first pitch from Marcos
Carvajal (0-1). Brian Giles
walked before Phil Nevin and
Klesko struck out. The runners
advanced on Carvajal’s wild
pitch before Ojeda lofted a sin-
gle to center.
— Bernie Wilson/The Associated Press
“You want your
senior year to go out
with a bang. We wanted
this to be her best year.”
Elisha Brewer
Kansas hurdles coach
Spain’s Nicolas Almagro returns a ball to Russia’s Marat Safin during the
Rome’s Masters tennis tournament, at Rome’s Foro Italico yesterday. Almagro
defeated Safin 6-4, 6-3.
Raise $$$ for
your Non-Profit
Volunteer to work
concessions at
KU Athletic Events.
Call 864-7966 today to
schedule a date to raise
funds for your organization.
sports thursday, may 5, 2005 the university daily kansan 3b
Perkins recognized for achievements
The University of Kansas
Athletics Department has
brought in more than $60 mil-
lion in the last two weeks
between contracts with adidas
and ESPN, but this week has
been particularly rewarding for
Athletics Director Lew Perkins.
Perkins was elected to the
Board of Trustees for the
Naismith Memorial Basketball
Hall of Fame on Tuesday. He also
will receive an honorary educa-
tion degree from the University of
South Carolina Aiken tonight,
where he was a coach and athlet-
ics director for 11 years.
Perkins said he was thrilled
to join the board of trustees.
“The game of basketball has
made a tremendous impact on
my life,” he said. “I now have a
great opportunity to give back to
the game I love. It means even
more to me now that I’m at
Kansas, where Dr. Naismith
coached and began the great
legacy that is Kansas basketball.”
Jim Marchiony, associate ath-
letics director for external
affairs, said Perkins’ election to
the hall of fame board reflected
well on the University.
“Whenever someone is recog-
nized like this, it points out the
fact that Kansas is a pretty spe-
cial place with a lot of accom-
plished people,” Marchiony said.
The hall of fame is recogniz-
ing Perkins’ long-time contribu-
tions to men’s and women’s bas-
ketball and the visionary role he
can play in the hall of fame’s
future, Marchiony said.
The hall of fame looks for
board of trustee members who
are passionate about basketball
and have an interest in promot-
ing the game, said Scott
Zuffelato, vice president for
advancement for the hall of fame.
“Lew was the perfect candi-
date because he has spent his
lifetime in basketball,” Zuffelato
said. “He has a tremendous pas-
sion for the game.”
Zuf f e l a t o
said the 39
board mem-
bers upheld
the bylaws of
the organiza-
tion, helped
dictate poli-
cies and
attended meet-
ings, which
were held
twice a year. He also said the
hall of fame was nonprofit, so it
needed candidates who could
help raise money. This also
made Perkins a good choice.
Zuffelato said that, in
Perkins’ case, having a candi-
date with connections to the
University of Kansas was also
important. Fifteen hall of famers
are KU alumni, which is
remarkable, he said.
The Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame building
was founded on Feb. 17, 1968, on
the Springfield College campus in
Springfield, Mass. The first induc-
tion class in 1959 included Ed
Hickox, a Springfield College bas-
ketball coach and National
Association of Basketball Coaches
president, and James Naismith, the
founder of basketball and the first
Kansas coach. Zuffelato said 263
people were now enshrined.
In addition to receiving an
honorary degree, Perkins also
will deliver the commencement
address tonight at USC Aiken.
He served as the school’s athlet-
ics director from 1969 to 1980
and was the head basketball
coach from 1969 to 1979.
During those years, the universi-
ty grew from a junior college to
a four-year institution.
USC Aiken will award Perkins
the degree for his achievements
in intercollegiate athletics, his
role in developing the USC
Aiken campus and for his “per-
sonal commitment to upholding
high standards and ethical prin-
ciples in all aspects of his life.”
Perkins received the National
Invitation Tournament ’s Man of
the Year award in March and
the 2000 National Athletic
Director of the Year Award,
while at the University of
Connecticut. He has been at the
University of Kansas since June
2003 and has been athletics
director at the University of
Maryland and Wichita State.
Perkins also was a highly-
recruited basketball player in
his youth and played for the
University of Iowa under hall of
fame coach and KU alumnus
Ralph Miller.
— Edited by Megan Claus
Senior leader excelled despite slow start
Becca Zarazan doesn’t define
her career with swimming
efforts, but with the coaches
and teammates that have made
her career enjoyable.
Passion for the sport drove
Zarazan, senior swimmer and
co-captain, to be one of the best
swimmers in Kansas. She was a
three-time letter winner at Blue
Valley North High School in
Kansas City, Mo., where she
broke records in the 200 free-
style and 100 freestyle. She also
was a member of the record-
breaking 200 medley relay and
400 freestyle relay teams. Blue
Valley North took first place at
the state meet in 1999, second
place in 2000 and third place
during Zarazan’s senior year in
2001. At the 2001 state meet,
Zarazan captured second place
in the 100 butterfly.
“I’ve always been a butterfli-
er,” Zarazan said. “It was my
event, my baby. I loved swim-
ming butterfly.”
Kansas has not always been
her home. She has lived in
Houston, Chicago, Phoenix and
Overland Park. Her family lives
in Southlake, Texas, a suburb of
Z a r a z a n
also was not
always a
swimmer. She
played soccer
as a high-
school fresh-
man, but her
season was cut
short by a hip
injury. She
decided to try
out for swimming as a sopho-
more where, unlike many of her
teammates who had swum for
years, she had only one year of
previous swimming experience
in middle school.
“I absolutely fell in love with
the sport, my team and my
coach,” she said.
Zarazan knew that she want-
ed to be a collegiate athlete.
Athletics have always been
important to her family,
Zarazan said.
“My dad played football for
Drake,” Zarazan said. “My
mom was a gymnast there, too.”
As college approached in
2001, Zarazan decided that she
would swim at Colorado State
University. In her freshman
campaign with the Rams, she
finished seventh place in the
200 butterfly and sixth place in
the 100 butterfly at the
Mountain West Conference
Championship in 2002. She
also was a part of the All-
Academic Mountain West
Conference team.
Despite a successful season at
Colorado State, unexpected
family problems led Zarazan
back to the Kansas City area.
“I wanted to be closer to my
family during that time,”
Zarazan said.
Although Zarazan was a
member of the KU sophomore
class in 2002, she fit in well with
the freshmen class and new
coach Clark Campbell.
“I was torn between two
classes,” Zarazan said. “It was
like being a freshman all over
Campbell said that he was
aware of the significant time
Zarazan had spent in the pool
while at Colorado State.
“It became more a matter of
helping her continue to
develop,” Campbell said.
From the beginning of her
Jayhawk career, Zarazan’s goal
wasn’t to be a captain, she said.
“My goal was to be the best
for my team,” she said.
Campbell, however, said he
could see Zarazan as a leader
from the beginning. He said it
was the little things that started
to add up.
“She always gave 100 per-
cent,” Campbell said. “If people
came to her, she was always
willing to help people one-on-
one. She was not afraid of
Zarazan served as co-captain
this year alongside seniors Amy
Gruber and Miranda Isaac. The
three created a competitive
training environment, Zarazan
Zarazan was a major con-
tributor in the butterfly and free-
style events, although she did
not end her career on the note
that she wanted to, she said.
Zarazan’s best time in the 100
butterfly was a 56.06, set her
junior year, but her fastest time
senior year was just a 58.38
recorded at the Big 12
Conference Championships.
“It happened so fast with
such intensity,” Zarazan said.
“Now I’m starting to be Becca
the grown-up, not Becca the
Zarazan is considering a
career publishing after she grad-
uates in December, and she is
particularly interested in the
magazine industry. Whatever life
may bring her after graduation,
swimming has her prepared.
“Swimming teaches you a lot
about heart, love-hate relation-
ships, determination, loyalty
and communication,” Zarazan
— Edited by Ross Fitch
After soccer injury,
swimming became
a driving passion
NASCAR returns
for Mother’s Day
Jarrett shrugs his shoulders
when he looks at what has
become of the old country track
he used to visit when his daddy
went racing.
Gone is the big scoreboard
and play structure at Darlington
Raceway where Jarrett would
climb while his father, Ned,
mixed it up with NASCAR stars
of the 1960s. Now, rising up
around the track’s perimeter is
a multimillion-dollar lighting
And Darlington’s first official
night race, the Dodge Charger
500 on Saturday, is also a
NASCAR departure — running
on Mother’s Day weekend, nor-
mally an off week in Nextel
At first, Darlington president
Chris Browning saw the switch
to Mother’s Day weekend as
one more step toward the
eventual demise of the long-
time Nextel Cup venue. Then
he realized demographics had
changed in the past two
He said studies show that
NASCAR spectators have shift-
ed in the past two decades
from about 70 percent men and
30 percent women to almost
50-50. That means more fami-
lies are bringing mom along to
watch the race with them,
Browning said.
— Pete Iacobelli/The Associated Press
Okafor named
Rookie of the Year
NEW YORK — Charlotte
Bobcats forward Emeka Okafor
won the NBA’s Rookie of the
Year award yesterday, the first
former college player to win
the award in four years.
Okafor, the No. 2 overall
pick in the NBA draft, led all
rookies in scoring and
rebounding and was second in
his class behind Atlanta’s Josh
Smith in blocks. He also
ranked second in the NBA with
3.8 offensive rebounds per
He ended his season with 47
games in double figures in
both points and rebounds.
— The Associated Press
sports 4B the university daily kansan Thursday, may 5, 2005
Beery good time on ‘The Hill’
WICHITA — The University
of Kansas has many great
atmospheres for its sporting
events. None, however, are
quite the same as the one that
Wichita State fans enjoy on
baseball game day.
Located just beyond the out-
field wall is an area affectionate-
ly known by Shockers fans as
“The Hill.” There you’ll find
Shockers fans of all kinds, from
small children to twenty-some-
thing students to men and
women who, over the years,
have seen their fair share of
The tradition is nothing new.
Before there was a fence
between the parking lot and
outfield wall, people would
back their pickup trucks up to
the fence and enjoy the game
while tailgating. Now, a manned
gate provides the entrance to
the grassy area. The rules, how-
ever, have remained mostly the
same: bring your own beer, just
as long as it’s not in a glass bot-
There is nothing like a night
of cheap entertainment to a col-
lege student. The Hill has pro-
vided such an opportunity for
the past three springs for
Wichita State junior Josh
Kinnevan. He and his cronies sit
on a rock ledge, drink beer and
heckle opposing outfielders. To
them, it’s one of the things that
keeps them coming back to Eck
“It’s a great deal,” Kinnevan
said. “It’s free with your student
ID, so all it costs you is the price
of your beer.”
Kinnevan said he’d seen
some crazy things on The Hill.
“There was a game once where
somebody brought a keg in,” he
said. “That was pretty funny.”
Young and old alike take part
in the fun. Les Howard, who
has been attending Shocker
games regularly since 1992, is
one of the mainstays of The Hill.
He and a group of his fellow
fans decided to take their sup-
port to another level three years
ago when the started a club
called the “Captain Morgan
Marauders.” They started with
three members and now have
nine or 10, depending on whom
you talk to.
“Everyone out here knows
us,” Howard said before greet-
ing a teenage Wichita State sup-
porter with a handshake.
“Nobody can walk past us with-
out slapping my hand and say-
ing ‘Shocker fan, Shocker fan!’”
For KU fans that live in the
Wichita area, games like
Wednesday’s provide a rare
opportunity to see their
Jayhawks in action. Marcus
Jauregui, 1999 KU graduate,
takes advantage of the outstand-
ing atmosphere by attending
nearly every Wichita State home
game, no matter whom the
Shockers are playing.
“It’s a great place to hang out
and meet people you wouldn’t
get a chance to talk to other-
wise,” Jauregui said. “It adds a
lot to the game.
He said he usually cheers for
the Shockers, but he enjoys get-
ting a chance to support the
“I wear my KU stuff whenev-
er I can,” Jauregui said. “I get
some crap out here, but it’s fun.
The possibility of seeing a
setup similar to Wichita’s in
Lawrence is unlikely. Current
University of Kansas policy pro-
hibits the sale of alcohol on
campus, including at sporting
events. The proposal to be con-
sidered Saturday by the
University’s Memorial
Corporation Board would allow
beer sales only at the Jaybowl.
There is also no place adja-
cent to the stadium that lends
itself to a scene like The Hill.
Kansas baseball coach Ritch
Price, however, said that he
would be open to the idea of
beer at Hoglund Ballpark if it
helped the program.
“If it would increase atten-
dance, I think it would be worth
exploring,” Price said.
Jauregui said that it would
entice him to visit Lawrence
more often for baseball games.
“That would be great,” he
said. “I used to enjoy the games
when I was there, but it would
create a more fun environment
for the fans for sure.”
Price’s main worry would be
crowd control if patrons were
“The only problem would be
security if fans had too much to
drink and got obnoxious.”
Howard said The Hill was a
place where parents can bring
their families and not worry
about things getting out of con-
“It’s a family out here,” he said.
“Everybody just has a good time.”
— Edited by Jesse Truesdale
Wizards defeat Bulls at buzzer
CHICAGO — Gilbert Arenas
foiled a remarkable comeback
by the Chicago Bulls and
pushed the Washington Wizards
within one victory of the second
round of the playoffs.
Arenas hit a 14-foot jumper at
the buzzer last night, sending
Washington to a dramatic 112-
110 victory and a 3-2 series lead.
Game 6 is tomorrow at the MCI
Chicago’s Jannero Pargo hit a
three-point shot, his third of the
fourth quarter, to tie the game
with 5.2 seconds remaining.
But after a time-out, Arenas
took the ball out front, moved
left with former Kansas guard
Kirk Hinrich guarding him and
hit one of the biggest shots of
his career.
Larry Hughes scored a career
playoff-high 33 points for the
Wizards, who had a 10-point
lead with 41 seconds to go.
The Wizards have beaten the
Bulls 10 straight times on their
home floor, and another victory
would make Washington just
the ninth team to come back
from a 0-2 deficit in a seven-
game series.
A pair of three-pointers by
Pargo and another by Hinrich
with 11.6 seconds left cut the
lead to 109-107.
Hughes then sank the second
of two free throws with 11.4 sec-
onds to go to put Washington
up by three. The Wizards then
fouled Hinrich before he could
get off a 3-pointer with 9.2 sec-
onds left.
Hinrich missed both, but
scrambled for the ball and
somehow flipped it to Pargo,
who hit a 3-pointer from the left
side to tie it.
But Arenas, who finished
with 16 points on just 5-for-14
shooting, put an end to the cel-
Our graduation gift to you…a free Alumni Association membership!
You’ll receive a six-month complimentary membership in the Kansas Alumni Association from June to
November 2005, which includes:
• E-mail forwarding. Go to our Web site for all the details. Messages will be forwarded to any e-mail address you specify. E-mail
forwarding will be available to the Class of 2005 after June 1, 2005.
• Three issues of Kansas Alumni magazine. Stay up to date with what’s happening on campus and what your classmates are doing.
• Invitations to alumni chapter events, professional society events with your school, and access to chapters across the country
and worldwide.
• Color calendar. Our 2006 calendar with wonderful campus scenes will keep Mount Oread as close as your home or office wall.
• Guide to Jayhawk Basketball. Our hoops guide will ensure you’ll never miss a KU game, watch party, or place to hang out with
other Jayhawks wherever you are!
Grad Grill Luau
Wednesday, May 11
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Adams Alumni Center
Join us for your first official alumni event at the Adams
Alumni Center sponsored by the Student Alumni
Association. Don’t miss out on all the great door prizes,
free food and drinks. (Catered by Biggs BBQ. Vegetarian
option available.) This is your chance to pick up lots of
information about alumni activities and services. Campus
offices will be on hand to share information about their
services to you…a proud KU graduate! Get a free
KU gift when you complete an application for the
INTRUST Jayhawk bankcard. Please RSVP to by May 9.
Commencement Lunch
Sunday, May 22, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Outlook, Chancellor’s Residence
Before the big walk down the Hill, graduates and their guests can celebrate
at the Chancellor’s residence. Chancellor Robert and Leah Hemenway will
provide free box lunches for all who request tickets for the luncheon. The
Kansas Alumni Association will welcome you into alumni status and the
Senior Class officers will announce the class gift and banner. Pick up your
requested tickets at the Alumni Association’s headquarters on the third
floor of the Adams Alumni Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays,
May 2 - 18. A reservation card is in your Commencement packet; go to
the Registrar’s office if you did not receive this mailing.






Questions? Call your
Alumni Association at 864-4760,
e-mail or
go to



unclaimed freight & damaged merchandise • 936 Mass.
Campus coupons
coming soon to a Kansan near you
sports Thursday, may 5, 2005 the university daily kansan 5B
able to get two hits the rest of the
game because it was pressing.
In front of the biggest crowd
this season, 508 in attendance,
the ‘Hawks stranded five runners.
“We would have liked to get this
one and got more points for the
Border Showdown,” Bunge said.
Kansas will finish the regular
season on the road against
another conference opponent,
Iowa State, in Ames, Iowa.
Bunge said the Cyclones had
been improving, and the
Jayhawks would have their work
cut out for them. With the Big 12
Conference Tournament right
around the corner, the Jayhawks
need these victories to avoid
playing in the play-in game.
“We have to win two, period. If
we don’t win, we’re going to be in
seventh place and we’ll have to be
in the play-in game,” Bunge said.
If they were in the play-in
game, it would be a difficult
road for the Jayhawks. First,
they would have to win the play-
in game at 5 p.m. on May 11.
Then, at 7:30 p.m., they
would be set to take on the No.
2 seed in the tournament.
—Edited by John Scheirman
the team’s only senior, said after the game, which
was senior night. “We were pretty confident.”
McVey said the team could have been too
confident but didn’t take Missouri for granted.
Kansas had been on an eight-game winning
streak, including sweeping then-No. 5 Oklahoma.
Sure Missouri is ranked No. 18, but this game was
at home in the comfy confines of Arrocha
Ballpark. There’s no reason the team let this
Border Showdown slip away.
“We would have liked to have had this one,”
Bunge said. “We would have liked to have gotten
some more points for the Border Showdown.”
This year’s Border Showdown has been a bit
rough for the Jayhawks. They bolted out to an
early lead with victories in football, soccer and
men’s cross country, only to see the Tigers whittle
away the lead with victories in volleyball and
swimming, among other sports. Kansas was able
to pull back ahead through the basketball season,
but Missouri has slowly regained the lead.
Last night’s softball game put Missouri far
enough ahead that Kansas is going to need a lot of
help to claim its third consecutive Border
Showdown title. Kansas needs to take all three
baseball games against the nationally-ranked
Tigers, pick up a point each from the men’s and
women’s cross country teams and also get at least
two victories from Big 12 and NCAA Tournament
victories against Missouri.
It’s not likely to happen. Not only is Missouri’s
baseball team awfully good, but Kansas’ team is
awfully streaky. Sure the team has taken games
from top-tier opponents, but it has yet to sweep a
series against a quality opponent.
The Border Showdown came down to just one
pitch. Junior pitcher Serena Settlemier let one
pitch hang in the exact wrong spot, resulting in a
home run.
Too bad. Maybe next year.
✦ Kealing is a Chesterfield, Mo., sophomore in
journalism and political science.
Courtney Kuhlen/KANSAN
Softball coach Tracy Bunge talks to her team during the last inning
of yesterday's 3-0 loss to Missouri. All of Missouri's three runs were
scored in a single inning.
“We would
have liked to get this
one and got more
points for the Border
Tracy Bunge
Kansas softball coach
“Corley is a strange ranger,”
Richardson said. “I think it helps that
he’s so clueless — but in a good way. He
pitched great.”
After allowing a base runner in the sev-
enth, Corley was relieved by sophomore
left-hander Sean Land (4-4). Land fin-
ished the seventh before junior right-han-
der Kodiak Quick (9-5) took over in the
eighth. Hitless since the fifth, junior out-
fielder A.J. Van Slyke tagged a single in
the eighth, only to be caught in a run-
down between first and second.
The Shockers mounted a longer-lived
rally in their half of the eighth, although
it proved to be just as useless. With two
on and only one out, Quick worked out
of the jam by inducing the double play
ball that ended the inning.
The Jayhawks broke the scoring
drought in the top of the ninth.
Sophomore left-hander Noah Booth (4-
6) walked Richardson before first base-
man Jared Schweitzer knocked a double
into left field.
Richardson then scored the game-win-
ning run on a dropped third strike play.
Schweitzer would add the insurance run
after freshman second baseman Ryne
Price collected the sacrifice fly.
Schweitzer’s double extended his hitting
streak to 20 games, just one behind
Kansas record holder Ryan Baty, who
held a 21-game streak last season.
“I was getting a little nervous, but I
tried not to think about it,” Schweitzer
said about the streak. “All the guys on the
team were rooting me on in my last at
bat. It was nice to get a hit. I was
Quick took home the win after allow-
ing no runs and no hits in the bottom of
the eighth. Booth took the loss for
Wichita State. He allowed two runs on
two hits in his two-inning appearance.
Junior closer Don Czyz picked up his
eighth save as he allowed no runs in the
ninth inning.
Kansas will take on the No. 3 Texas
Longhorns in a three-game series at
Hoglund Ballpark this weekend.
— Edited by Kendall Dix
Kansas (29-21) AB R H RBI
Matt Baty, cf 4 0 1 0
Ritchie Price, ss 4 1 0 0
A.J. Van Slyke, lf 4 1 2 0
Gus Milner, rf 4 0 0 0
Sean Richardson, c3 2 1 3
Jared Schweitzer, 1b 4 1 1 0
John Allman, dh 2 0 0 0
Andy Scholl, ph/dh 1 0 0 0
Ryne Price, 2b 3 0 1 1
Erik Morrison, 3b 4 0 0 0
Totals 33 5 6 4
✦ HR: Richardson
Wichita State (38-16) AB R H RBI
Phil Napolitan, lf 4 2 2 0
Damon Sublett, 2b 3 1 1
Derek Schermerhorn, 1b4 0 1 2
Joe Muich, c 4 0 1 0
Danny Jackson, dh 3 0 1 1
Tyler Hill, rf 4 0 1 0
Nick McCoola, ss 3 0 1 0
Brandon Hall, 3b 1 0 0 0
Kenny Waddell, ph/cf 2 0 0 0
Blake Hurlbutt, cf 2 0 0 0
Brian Spear, ph/3b 2 0 0 0
Totals 32 3 8 3
✦ HR: None
Score by inning R H E
KU 300 000 002 5 6 1
WSU 102 000 000 3 8 1
Win: Kodiak Quick (9-5)
Loss: Noah Booth (4-6)
Save: Don Czyz (8)
Source: Kansas Athletics Department
unclaimed freight & damaged merchandise • 936 Mass.
The student voice. Every day.
* Not actual KUID and not affiliated with the KU Card Center
PHONE 785.864.4358 FAX 785.864.5261 CLASSIFIEDS@KANSAN. COM
Classified Policy: The Kansan will not knowingly accept any
advertisement for housing or employment that discriminates
against any person or group of persons based on race, sex,
age, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or
disability. Further, the Kansan will not knowingly accept
advertising that is in violation of University of Kansas regula-
tion or law.
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the
Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 which makes it illegal to
advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.”
Our readers are hereby informed that all jobs and housing
advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis.
1 & 2 BRs
Large Unique Floorplans
W/D, Pool & Hot Tub &
Fitness Center
700 Comet Lane
Now Leasing
for fall
Luxury apts
1, 2 & 3 BRs
DVD library & free
continental breakfast
2001 W. 6 St.
Eye Exams Contact Lenses
Dr. Matt Lowenstein
and Associates
Therapeutic Optometrists Therapeutic Optometrists
841-2500 841-2500
Located Next to SUPER TARGET
Discount with Student Id
For part-time package handlers at
FedEx Ground, it s like a paid work-
out. The work is demanding, but the
rewards are big. Come join our team,
get a weekly paycheck, tuition assis-
tance and break a sweat with the
nation s package-delivery leader.
Requirements include:
-18 years of age
-Work five consecutive days/week
-Ability to lift and carry 50-75 lbs.
-Load, unload and sort packages
-Work in hot and cold environments
Benefits Include:
-Scheduled raises every 90 days for the
first year
-Excellent advancement opportunities
-Tuition reimbursement
-No Weekends
-Equal Opportunity Employer
Come apply in person at:
8000 Cole Parkway
Shawnee, KS 66227
Call us at:
913-441-7569 or 913-441-7536
Shifts include:
DAY 2-6 p.m., TWI 6:30-10:30 p.m.,
NIT 11 p.m.-3a.m., SUN 3:30-7:30 a.m.
and Preload 1:30-7:30a.m.
Take Hwy10 to Hwy 7 North. Follow
Hwy 7 to 83rd St and go west. Follow
83rd St. and make a right on Cole Pkwy.
Pool & Fitness
Alarm System
Fully Equipped Kitchen
(at Tuckaway/Harper)
Built in TV
(at Tuckaway)
Tuckaway has two pools,
hot tubs, basketball court,
fitness center and gated entrance
2600 w 6th Street
Call 838-3377
Harper Square
2201 Harper Street
Hutton Farms
Kasold and Peterson
Brand New!
Gated residential homes for lease
From 1 Bedrooms with
garage up to single family homes
Clubhouse, fitness, swimming pool,
walking trail, car wash, plus more!
Bring this in with your application and receive
$300. off deposit. Offer expires 5/13/05
Storage units
No Security Deposit
2201 St. James Ct.
Get up to $23,000* in
College Education Assistance!
Package Handlers
• Earn $8.50/hour with increases
of 50¢ after 90 days & 50¢ at
one year
• Benefits (Medical/Dental/Vision/
Life & 401K)
• Weekly paycheck
• Weekends & holidays off
• Paid vacations
To inquire about part-time job
opportunities, visit:
Equal Opportunity Employer
*Program Guidelines Apply.
Maximize Your
Minimize Your Cost.
Great pay, flexible
schedules, sales/svc,
all ages 18+, conditions apply,
Call Now! Johnson Co. 913-722-0117
Wichita 316-267-2083
Ballet/Point teacher needed for dance stu-
dio in Gardner KS. Other forms of dance
instruction needed, but not necessary.
Contact Cathy at 913-884-6505.
Christian daycare needs full-time summer
assistance. Must be reliable. Good Pay.
$5,000 + That’s what you could earn this
summer. Hel p needed i n new energy
drink launch. Call 888-212-7373.
Camp Counselors - Gain valuable expe-
rience while having the summer of a life-
time! Counselors needed for all activities
apply online at
$300/day potential. No experience nec.
Training Provided.800-965-6520 ext.108
Beginner wind surfer.
Good condition, rarely used. $175.
Call Tom at 312-9329
500! Police Impounds! Hondas, Chevys,
Toyotas, etc. From $500!
Cars/ trucks/SUVs/Jeeps.
For listings 800-426-9668 x 4565
Very nice bed & breakfast needs help with
cleaning, reception desk and serving.
10-15 hrs a week. 10th & Ohio(NE cam-
pus). 841-0314
1989 Camry. 180,000 miles. $1400. Call
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey!
Grand Stand Sportswear has an immedi-
ate opening for a PT/FT graphic artist ex-
perienced with free hand. Illustrator, and
Photoshop on the Mac. Must provide sam-
ple work and demonstrate artistic talent.
Screen printing knowledge a plus. Apply
i n person at 2124 Del aware St. Cal l
843-8888 with questions.
Childcare provider needed in our home
Basehor, KS. Call 913-728-2370.
Get a head start with your summer em-
ployment and land a job that is flexible
with school when the summer is over.
Zarco 66 is now hiring sale associates. All
shi fts avai l abl e, fl exi bl e schedul i ng,
friendly co-workers, locally owned com-
pany. Apply at 900 Iowa Street.
Have experience working with
Raintree Montessori School located on 14
acres with fishing pond and swimming
pools has the following openings begin-
ning June 1. Two late afternoon positions:
3-6 year-olds, 3:15-5:30 PM. 9 hours in
child-related courses and experience re-
quired. Positions continue in the fall.
$8.50/hr. Two full-time elementary sum-
mer camp counsel ors: Art Studi o or
Drama Workshop working with 6-12 year-
olds. Camp experience and training/expe-
ri ence i n art or drama requi red. Cal l
843.6800 or pick up application at
Raintree, 4601 Clinton Parkway.
Does your summer job suck? If so
call me. I’ll take 3 more students to help
me run my business. Average earn $ 700
per week. Call 785-317-0455.
Campwood YMCAElmdale Energetic
Caring Cabin Counselors Needed
Call 620-273-8641 Graduating Seniors. Celebrate and en-
tertai n your graduati on weekend i n a
unique and elegant setting. Located 4
blocks from campus. Historic Williams
house offers an 1861 home, 9 acres of
perennial gardens, and limestone ruins.
Exceptional on-site catering. Call for an
apt 843-8530.
Childcare position avail. for this summer.
21-27 hrs per wk./flexible. Provide fun ac-
tivities for 2 children ages 7&8. Please
call Barrie at 856-1349. References re-
Avail Aug, small 1 BR basement apt
in newly renovated older house.
14th & Vermont. DW, AC, cats ok.
Brand new 90% efficient furnace.
$350/mo. Call Jim and Lois 841-1074.
Avail. Jan. Charming 1 BR apts in
Victorian house very close to cam-
pus. Util paid. Call 913-441-4169.
Affordable College Rates!
2 BR 1 & 1/2 BA
3 floor plans starting at $510
Taking deposits now.
Sunrise Place 841-8400
9th & Michigan
Apartments, Houses, and Duplexes
for rent. Best prices and service in
town. 842-7644
Available now. College Hill Condo, 3 BR 2
BA. W/D. On bus route and close to KU.
$750/mo. Call Melissa at 766-9078.
715 and 717 Arkansas (Duplex) Each unit
3 BR, 2 BA, W/D, DW, Microwave, cable
ready, large rooms, great location & close
to KU& bus stop. Aug 1 Call 785-218-8893
3 BR, 1 BArenovated Apt. $825/mo. Avail
Aug 15. 1230 Tennessee. W/D, CA, no
pets. Call 218-4083.
AVAIL AUG. small 2 BR apt in older
house, 14th & Conn. Walk to KU, Dil-
lons, & downtown, private porch
with swing, small storage area, off-
street parking. $485 call Jim & Lois
Needed for work at local stores
No exp req’d/Training prov’d
Up to $19 per hour
Immed openings FT/PT
Call 1-888-898-4124
Help wanted for custom harvesting. Com-
bine operators and truck drivers. Guaran-
teed pay, good summer wages. Cal l
970-483-7490 evenings.
MONEY! Sports camp i n Mai ne.
Coaches needed: Tenni s, Basketbal l ,
Baseball, Water-sports, Ropes Course,
Golf, Archery, and more. Work Outdoors
and Have a Great Summer! Call Free:
(888) 844-8080 or Apply:
Now taking applications
for full time shift leaders and
crew members.
Insurance, vacation, 401K.
Apply in person.
1408 West 23rd Street.
1220 West 6th Street.
Lawrence, KS
Suzuki motorcycl e 1997 GSxR 750
$4500. Call 766-7817
Nice, quiet, well kept 2 BR apart-
ment. Appliances, CA, low bills and
more! No pets, no smoking.
$405/mo. 841-6868
Open house
Wednesday and Friday
from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
at Hanover Place... 209/213 Hanover
and Kentucky Place...1314 Kentucky
Enjoy a panoramic view of Lawrence from
your well maintained, spacious, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath condo. Rent is only $825.00
with water and trash paid. Featuring a
fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, on
the KU bus route, or enj oy a short 5
minute walk to class or downtown. For a
showi ng cal l 842-6264 or 865-8741
evenings & weekends.
Excellent locations 1341 Ohio & 1104
Tenn. 2 BR, CA, D/W, W/D hook-ups.
$500 & $480 Aug. 1. No pets. 842-4242
Now leasing for fall...
24th and Naismith
2111 Kasold
2 BR town home w/ garage
W/D Hookups
Hanover- 1400 block Kentucky
MPM- 841-4935
Best Value! California Apts. 501 Califor-
nia Studios, 1,2, & 3 BRs. From $415.
Avail. Now & Aug.1. 841-4935
College Hill Condos
927 Emery Rd.
3 bed, 2 ba, w/d provided
1050 sq ft, fully equip kitch
$775-800 B101, B303
Midwest Property Mgmt 760-1415
Looking for F/T summer & P/T school
year internship for Douglas County Insur-
ance & Financial services. Call 331-3607.
Mass Street Pinups is looking for
beautiful amateur models 18-23 for pinup
and glamour photography - no nudity
required. Excellent pay + incentives.
From sporty, athletic girls to curvy, natural
beauties-we encourage you to call us!
KU disabled student seeks help with light
housekeeping, errands& help with arts &
crafts. Must be quiet, responsible, mature
KU fem. student. Arts background a plus
Very fl exi bl e hours. Ideal for student
schedule. $8.50/hr. 5-15 hrs/wk. 760-3797
Make Money and Have Fun!
Athletic/creative counselors/coaches
needed; sports, water, art; apply online;
1 & 2 BR some w/ wood floors, free util.,
free W/D use, near KU, $345-560 mo.
841-3633 anytime.
2 BR / 2 BATH
With Washer Dryer
Starting at $675
Newer property- central location
Country Club
MPM- 841-4935
2 BR, 1 BA, lrg. 444 California. On bus
route, W/D, CA, pets ok, $600. 550-7325.
1, 2, 3 & 4 BR apts. & town homes
Now Leasing for Summer & Fall
walk-in closets, patio/balcony swimming
pool, KU bus route.
Or call 785-843-0011 to view
Need help getting A’s in class? Certi-
fied teacher available for various courses.
If interested call Alan at 785-843-8180.
Briarstone Apts.
1+2 BR. apts. for June or Aug. Great
nei ghborhood near campus at 1000
Emery Rd. 1 BR- $505 or $515 with W/D
hookups. 2 BR- $635 with W/D hookups.
Balcony or patio, ceiling fan, mini-blinds,
DW, microwave, walk-in closets. No pets.
785-749-7744 or 785-760-4788
Shipping position open. $8.00 per
hour. 20 hours per week. Choose your
own hours. Must have own transportation.
Mileage reimbursed. Involves some heavy
lifting. Must be committed and depend-
able. Send letter and/or resume w/3 refer-
ences to: EEI, P.O. Box 1304, Lawrence,
KS 66044. EOE/AA.
Spring Break 2006. Travel with STS,
America’s #1 Student Tour Operator. Ja-
maica, Cancun, Acapulco, Bahamas,
Florida. Hiring campus reps.
Call for discounts: 800-648-4849 or
Don’t forget the
20% student discount
when placing a
With proof of KUID
Kansan Classifieds
Classifieds 6B the university daily kansan Thursday, May 5, 2005
Kansan Classifieds
PHONE 785.864.4358 FAX 785.864.5261 CLASSIFIEDS@KANSAN. COM
In a Class of its Own.
“The Ultimate in Luxury Living”
• Luxury 1,2,3 BR apts.
• Full size washer and dryer
• 24 hour fitness room
• Computer Center
• Pool with sundeck
1/4 mile west on Wakarusa
5000 Clinton Parkway

Phone: 785-842-3040
Sat. 11am- 3pm
1,2 & 3 Bedroom
2300 Wakarusa Drive
(785) 749-1288
Open House
1-2-3 Bed
$99 Deposit
Call for Specials
4500 Overland Dr.
Male Christian Roommate wanted for 3
BR apt. W/D, DW. $260/mo. + 1/3 util.
Avail 06/01. Call 913-669-0854.
Near KU; Studio and 1 BR apts. Rm. or of-
fice apt. in private home. Possible ex-
change for misc. labor. Call 841-6254
Midpoint of Campus and Downtown
Kentucky Place- 1300 block of Kentucky
2, 3, and 4 BR’s avail.
Lots of closet space
Call for Specials
MPM- 841-4935
West Side Bargain
1, 2 BR - 1 bath
Bus Route
Great kitchens/floorplans
Jacksonville- $199 Sec. Dep.
MPM- 841-4935
Sunflower Apts. Large 1& 2 BR apts.
Free cable. $395-$435. $99 deposit. Pets
okay 842-7644.
The Roanoke Apts.
W. 41st. Place and Roanoke Rd.KC, MO.
1-2 Bdrms. Near KU Med. Ctr.
Off-street parking.816-756-1789
Studio apt on bus route. $390/mo.
508 Wisconsin. Avail Aug 1.
218-8254 or 218-3788
Washer/Dryer provided
Great Location- 6th and Michigan
1,2,3 BR starting at $450
$199 Security Deposit
Woodward Apts
Walk to Campus! 1712 Ohio. 3 & 4 BR
Apts. Avai l . Aug. 1. Mi dwest Property
Mgmt. 841-4935
Space & quiet. Private BR in spacious
house shared with 2 male KU students.
$475/month includes utilities & Internet.
Remodeled! Eastview Apts. 1025 Miss.
Studio, 1 &2 BRs. Avail. Aug. 1. Midwest
Property Mgmt. 841-4935
Spacious 2 BR. 1 BA, FP, walk-in closets,
new carpet, free cable, $675/mo., W/D,
avail. June 1st. 785-841-3152.
Large 1 BR basement apt in house near
KU. W/D, $450/mo. + 1/3 util. Avail Aug 1.
Call 620-353-8559.
Large floorplan for the $$$$$
Bradford Square
Central Location- $199 Sec. Dep.
1,2,3 BR’s
MPM- 841-4935
Heatherwood Apts. Large 1, 2 & 3 BR
apts. Pool , carports, 2 BA, water pd.
$450-$595. $99 deposit. 842-7644
Location! Location!
901 Illinois
2 BR/ 1 Bath
W/D Hookups
Starting at $535
MPM- 841-4935
Great Apts in KC 1-2 BR. Balcony,
parking, laundry, CA. ERE 816-931-4500.
CAMPUS. Call 913-441-4169
Great Westside Location!
950 Monterey Way
1 & 2 bed, 1 ba, laundry on site
fully equip kit $410 & $500
Midwest Property Mgmt 841-4935
Female Roommate wanted for 3 BR apt.
$280 /mo. plus 1/3 util. Lease from 8/05
-7/06. Call for details. (785)-760-0223.
KU students looking for fem. roommates
to share 5BR, 3BA house on New Hamp-
shi re. $300/mo. +uti l . Cal l Leanne @
Room avai l . Kansas Zen Center.
$300/mo. includes utilities. 785-842-7010.
Looking for 2 female Roommates for 2003
town home. No pets, no smoking. Located
5-10 min from campus. Avail. Aug. $350 +
1/3 utilities. Call 785-550-5855.
Female roommate wanted to share a
brand new 2 story home, 4 BR 41/2 BA.
$400/mo. + util. Must like dogs. Located in
Hutton Farms at Peterson and Kasold.
Call 913-231-8860 or 913-209-9206.
SPACIOUS 3 BR, LG. kitchen, attached
garage, extra parking, full unfinished base-
ment. Lease and references req. No pets.
For fall, $750/mo. Possible July and /or
June at $500/mo. each. On KU bus route.
Must see. 843-7736.
Leasing Aug. 331-7821
2 BR, on KU bus rte. $550
2 BR + den, on KU bus rte. $595
3 large BR, W/D, garage, FP, $975
2 BR NOW/ Aug., W/D, westside $675+
Now leasing for June/Aug.
2-3 bdrm townhomes at the
following locations:
*Bainbridge Circle
(1190 sq. ft to 1540 sq. ft)
*Brighton Circle
(1200 sq. ft to 1650 sq. ft)
*Adam Avenue (1700 sq. ft)
*Equipped kitchens
*W/D hk-ups
*Window coverings
*Garages w/openers
*Ceramic tile
*Lawn care provided
Parkway Gardens
3 bed, 2 ba w/ 1 car gar
w/d hook, private patio
Located in Quiet setting
Max of 3 people $875-$975
Midwest Property Mgmt 766-4852
3 BR, 2 BA house, all appl, full bsmt, 1
car garage. CA, gas heat. New carpet &
paint. New siding, lg yard. $151,500. Avail
ASAP1832 W 22nd. 636-561-4077.
Beautiful 4 lrg BR, 4 BA multi-level town-
house. Wooden deck over-looking back-
yard. Lvng rm, kitchen, & dining area.
Wal k-out bsmnt, 2nd l vng rm. 2 car
garage w/ rc. All kitchen appliances +
DW. W/D i ncl . Off Kasol d & Cl i nton
Prkwy. Avail. July or Aug. $1,200/mo.
Call 785-393-4198
4 BR House avail. August 1. Large deck
and pond. Call Brian. 749-0708.
4 BR, 2 BA duplexes. Avail. Aug. 1st. All
Appl. W/D. On bus route. $850/mo.1/2
mo. FREE! 1811 W. 4th. Call 766-9823
3-4 BR, 2 BA, washer, dryer, AC, garage
and big yard. $975. Starting Aug. 1. On
cul de sac. 608 Saratoga. 842-6779.
4 BR, 2 BA, 2 story house
W/D hkups, 2 car gar, fenced yard
4808 W 25th St. $1100
Max of 3 unrelated persons!
841-4935 Ask for Wendy
1 BR apt. Cable, WD included, 2 bal-
conies, stones throw to KU. $499. Sub-
lease until July 31st. Call 785-838-3377 &
ask about Hawker B6.
Awesome location 922 Tennessee St.
3 BR 2 full BA . W/D hookups available
Aug. 1st. No pets. 785-393-1138.
Cute 1041 Conn. 2 BR $685/mo. No Pets.
Avail 8/1. Washer and dryer avail. No
Pets. Call 841-2544 or 841-4935.
Attn sen. and grad students. Real nice,
quiet [3 BR,3 BA}, [2 BR, 1 BA] Close to
KU. Lots of windows, hardwood floors. No
pets/smoking. 331-5209 or 749-2919
Female art student seeks female room-
mate, 1/2 hour commute to KU, house on
3/4 acre, art studio, garage, view, deck,
fi repl ace, $425/mo. + 1/2 uti l . Approx
$650/mo. total. 913-721-9964
4 BR, 3 BA, W/D, Dishwasher, Central
Ai r, near downtown, cats okay.
$1500/mo. 545 Tennessee. 785-842-8473
Summer sublease for 1 BR, mostly fur-
nished. On KU bus route. Rent is nego-
tiable. Call for details.785-218-6192
2 bed, 2 ba, 1 car gar
w/d hook, bsmt, deck
4729 Moundridge Ct $850
Midwest Property Mgmt 841-4935
1 other roommate. $320/mo + electric.
Can move in May 18th. Call 316-640-6784.
3 BR, al l appl i ances, i n W. Lawrence
$995 to $1095 starting Aug. 1. Well Main-
tained. Great Locations. 749-4010.
Summer sublease 2 BR, 2 BA, 5 min.
walk to campus, quiet, no pets, W/D. Call
Erica (785) 550-5572.
Summer sublease avail immediately af-
ter finals. 3BR, 2BAapt. Garage w/ drive-
way, back patio, vaulted ceilings.
$855/mo. Call Matt at 479-531-1468
Work in K.C.- School in Lawrence?
Turtle Rock Condos- 2100 Haskell
2 BR starting at $550
Washer/Dryer hookups
MPM- 841-4935
2 bed, 2 ba, 2 car gar
fenced yard, w/d hook
large eat in kitch, pets ok
2112 Pikes Peak $725
Midwest Property Mgmt 841-4935
3 BR 2 1/2 BA$820
4 BR 2 BA$920
Unbelievable space for your money.
Taking deposits now.
Sunrise Village 841-8400
660 Gateway Ct.
4 BDRM Townhouses/Duplexes
2 car garages, large room sizes. Starting
at $1300 a mo. Call 766-6302.
Roommate wanted for next year. 3 BR 1
BA pl ace off Nai smi th. $375/mo uti l .
included. Call Daniel O. at 856-5918
3 bed, 2 ba, 2 car gar
2 living areas, large kit
w/d hook, walk out bsmt
2505 Rawhide Ln $975
Midwest Property Mgmt 841-4935
Seeking 1-3 roommates to share 3 BR 3
BA house in East Lawrence, yard cared
for by owner. Aug. rent free.
$250-300 mo. + util. each. 913-207-6519.
1112 New Jersey Large 3 BR,
1.5 BAhouse. $1000/ mo. No pets
841-4935 ask for Wendy
2 BR, 2 BA avail July 10, ‘05 through Aug
1, ‘06. CA, W/D, 2 car garage, on bus
route. No smoking, no pets. Nice Prairie
Meadow location. $800, call 785-842-0001
Spacious 2 BR, 2 BA, large living & dining
room, balcony, W/D, dw, close to campus,
parking & no pets.Taryn 847-971-0024
June & July. New townhouse, BR w/ priv.
BA. Walk-in closet, W/D, new appliances,
garage w/ opener, patio. Megan 393-9182.
Sublease for June and July. 1 Large BR
apt., hardwood floors, free cable & some
uti l . $420mo.+ el ectri ci ty. 1215 Ten-
nessee. Call Suzie 312-4803.
2BR luxury apt near KU. Avail
June 1. W/D, DW, FP. $740/mo + util.
Call Andy 636-346-1656.
Classified Line Ad Rates*:
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 (#lines)
1 $8.55 10.80 13.00 15.60 18.20 20.00 22.50 25.00 27.50 30.00
5 $25.50 28.00 32.50 39.00 45.50 50.00 56.25 62.50 68.75 75.00
10 $45.00 52.00 57.50 69.00 80.50 92.00 103.50 115.00 126.50 138.00
15 $58.50 75.00 82.50 99.00 115.50 132.00 148.50 165.00 181.50 198.00
30 $99.00 120.00 135.00 162.00 189.00 216.00 243.00 270.00 297.00 324.00
(#consecutive days/inserts) *20% discount with proof of student ID
Classifieds Thursday, May 5, 2005 the university daily kansan 7B
sports 8b the university daily kansan thursday, may 5, 2005
Royals lose 13th in 17 games
CHICAGO — A.J. Pierzynski
hit a two-run homer and the
Chicago White Sox defeated the
Kansas City Royals 4-2 last
night for their fourth straight
While Chicago improved the
best record in the major leagues
to 20-7, the last-place Royals
lost for the 14th time in 17
games and dropped to 7-20
despite outhitting the White Sox
Jermaine Dye’s RBI single
broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth,
and Pierzynski followed with
his second homer of the season.
Aaron Rowand started the rally
with a two-out bloop single and
scored on Dye’s hit.
Freddy Garcia (3-1) gave up
two runs and eight hits in 6 1/3
innings and Dustin
Hermanson, Chicago’s fifth
pitcher, got five straight outs for
his fourth save.
Runelvys Hernandez (1-4)
lost his fourth straight decision,
giving up four runs and six hits
in 7 1/3 innings. All but one of
batters who reached on the first
five hits Hernandez allowed
Garcia was in and out of jams
all game and his bullpen inherit-
ed one in the seventh. Garcia
was pulled with one out and
two men on.
After a passed ball advanced
the runners to second and
third, and Neal Cotts loaded
the bases with a walk to Ruben
Gotay. Cliff Politte relieved and
gave up Mike Sweeney’s sacri-
fice fly to center, with Mark
Teahen sliding to just beat the
throw from Rowand on a close
play. Politte then struck out
Ken Harvey to end the inning.
Kansas City took a 1-0 lead in
the third on Sweeney’s two-out
double. Shortstop Juan Uribe’s
relay throw to Pierzynski at the
plate was in time to catch David
DeJesus, but the ball sailed a lit-
tle wide and Pierzynski couldn’t
hold on.
Cardinals, Rolen back in the saddle
games into the season, the St.
Louis Cardinals have reached
their first goal. They’re 10 games
over the break-even mark and
looking good.
Scott Rolen returned from a
sore back and hit a two-run
homer Wednesday night, spark-
ing the Cardinals to a 7-3 victo-
ry and three-game sweep of the
Cincinnati Reds.
Mark Mulder’s seven shutout
innings helped St. Louis
improve the NL’s best record to
18-8, the Cardinals’ best start
since 1948. Getting 10 games
over .500 was the first of man-
ager Tony La Russa’s many goals
for the defending NL champi-
It didn’t take them long.
“It’s a step,” La Russa said.
“If that’s the only step we take
this year, it will have been a
disappointing season. But
that’s how you get there, step
by step.”
St. Louis got swept by
Boston in the World Series
last season, but retooled its
lineup and replenished a
pitching staff that’s been one
of the majors’ best so far.
Mulder (4-1), acquired from
Oakland in December, kept it
going against a struggling line-
The left-hander allowed
only three singles — two of
them infield hits — over seven
He retired his last 13 batters
and didn’t allow a runner past
first base.
Kansas City Royals’ David DeJesus scores, sliding past Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski after
Royals’ Mike Sweeney’s double in the third inning at U.S. Cellular Field last night in Chicago.
St. Louis left-hander allows three singles; team’s record 10 games over .500