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vol. 115 issue 155

June 22 - June 28, 2005

Festival draws thousands to Lawrence. PAGES 9-15

Simien E-mAil ExPosEs likely 119 fAilinG studEnts The University of Kansas Office of Financial early Aid unintentionally released the names of failchoice ing students in a mass mailing. PAGE 4
Coach Self says former Jayhawk Wayne Simien to be picked in the first round of the NBA Draft on June 28. Miles, Langford on the bubble. PAGE 19

Workout guru New players wow campers marks 24th year of drills at scrimmage
Don “Red Dog” Gardner continues to conduct the popular Dog Days workouts despite back problems. The summer program attracts community members of all ages. PAGE 3 Summer basketball camp attendees will be able to watch the newest Jayhawk players showcase their skills at the team’s second scrimmage on June 22. PAGE 20

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Festival attracts diverse audience Homecoming for jam band

WeDnesDay, JUne 22, 2005
Editor: Andrew Vaupel Campus editor: Austin Caster Copy chief: John Scheirman Photo editor: Kerri Henderson Designers: Jillian Baco Cameron Monken

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Dog Days program going strong Financial Aid office slips up Grad student found dead
Lawrence residents flock to workouts at Memorial Stadium. Dog Days creator is conducting his 24th year of workouts. page 3

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Wakarusa attendees enjoy their weekend at Clinton Lake through a variety of services, activies, and concerts. pages 12-13

A Lawrence-based band returns to play for their hometown at Clinton Lake after performing in several other festivals. page 14

Accidental mass e-mail by Office of Financial Aid exposes 119 failing students and violates federal privacy rules. page 4

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Simien first round pick predicted New players shine in game
Former Jayhawks, Wayne Simien, Keith Langford and Aaron Miles are all considered hopefuls for the NBA draft on June 28. page 19

Kansan newsroom
111 Stauffer-Flint Hall 1435 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045 (785) 864-4810

An investigation is underway into the death of University graduate student Yihong Zhu, who was found dead in his apartment. page 4

Decision expected on alcohol sales Summer jobs scarce

Kansas Union beer sales proposal is in the revision stage. A final decision is expected to be made this summer. page 5

Julian Wright and Mario Chalmers experience the thrill of a Kansas crowd at the first 2005 Bill Self Basketball Camp scrimmage. page 20

Summer work can be difficult to secure as most of Lawrence’s business leaves campus for the summer. page 6

Like father, like son

Weekend festival a success

Former Kansas outfielder, A.J. Van Slyke, beginning adjust to life in as a draft pick of the Cardinals, his father’s former team. page 21

Thousands attend the Wakarusa Music Festival, June 16 to 19, for a long weekend of music and fun. page 9

Moon Bar investigation concluded

Vendors keep festival exciting

Lawrence Police have finished their investigation into the incident in which J.R. Giddens was injured. page 22

Vendors make sure festival attendees get what they need: food, drink and the occasional illegal substance. page 10

Festival showcases diverse music

Daily updates
l Second basketball scrimmage

Music genres ranging from reggae to bluegrass offer a nice mix for visitors at the Wakarusa Music Festival. page 11

Tragedy strikes Wakarusa gathering

Coming next Wednesday
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A Florida man dies and a search is ongoing for a missing festival attendant after the four-day festival draws to an end. page 11

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005
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Dog Days creator down but not out
By Ashley MichAels
kansan staff writer

For 24 years, Don “Red Dog” Gardner has been an active participant in the Dog Days workouts, with the exception of this year. “Every year I would do everything they did until now, my back started giving me trouble,” Gardner said. Gardner and Jim “Punkin” O’Connell started Dog Days 24 years ago after watching high school football players go into two-a-day workouts out of shape, which resulted in injuries. The two created the program as a way for players to get summer conditioning and it eventually grew into a community event. Originally workouts were held at Lawrence High School, but were moved to Memorial Stadium with the permission of Floyd Temple, assistant athletic director at the time. Moving from LHS to Memorial Stadium has made a difference in the number of people that come to the workouts, Gardner said. “I think the use of the stadium is what brings people to Dog Days,” Gardner said. “Most people would never get into the stadium if it weren’t for the workouts and the controlled atmosphere.” Mike Neal, assistant dean of the School of Education, agreed that the program would not be as enticing if it were held at the levee, or somewhere else in Lawrence. The Dog Days crowd is fairly diverse. The three age groups, as described on the Dog Days T-shirts, are high school, college and “has-beens.” “I would say we have about 500 people in the morning and

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Participants of Dog Days warm up running two laps around the track. Dog Days began as a summer workout for highschool athletes that evolved into a community workout for people of all ages.

June F Tuesday and Thursday6 a.m. and 6 p.m. July to August 11 FMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday- 6 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. June and July F Saturdays Lied Center 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. 500 people in the evening,” Gardner said. “It will probably grow in July, it could get as high as 1,200 people.” Workouts last about 30 to 40 minutes with Gardner conducting the drills through his megaphone. Each session begins with

stretching, followed by calisthenics and then running. The running takes different forms. One day it could be stadium stairs and the next it might be bleacher seats. The ultimate goal for the end of the summer is to run east up the hill to Gertrude Sellards Pearson residence hall and back and then up the hill to the Campanile and back. To achieve their ultimate goal at the end, workouts increasingly get harder as the summer goes on. And if the weather turns bad, they just take it up to the Kansas Union parking garage east of Memorial Stadium. Nate Rahmeier, second year law student at the University, has been coming to Dog Days for 13 years. He ran cross coun-

try in high school and now competes in marathons. He said that Dog Days kept him in better shape than when he was in high school. Although Dog Days is about getting into shape and motivating people to work out, throughout the years it has come to mean more than that to its faithful following. “Lawrence is pretty into community, it says something about people wanting to be fit, but it’s a great place to meet people and make friends,” Susan Stuever, Lawrence resident, said. “It’s great for kids and families because it is hard to find an activity that the entire family can enjoy.” “I met my wife at Dog Days in 1999 and we have been

here every summer since,” Randy Glidewell, Lawrence resident, said. Glidewell said three other couples have met at Dog Days and eventually married. Neal describes the Dog Days craze in terms of peer pressure. “If you skip out on Dog Days it’s like missing out on church. You are going to hear about it from somebody.” As for Gardner, although he can’t participate in the workouts anymore, he doesn’t plan on giving up conducting Dog Days anytime soon. “We thought he’d quit at 20 years,” Stuever said. “Maybe at 25 years he’ll pass on the torch.” — Edited by Erin M. Droste

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By liz NArtowicz
kansan staff writer

WeDnesDay, JUne 22, 2005

E-Mail blunder KU grad student found dead
Students named in mass mailing
By Ashley MichAels
Lawrence police officers found the body of University of Kansas graduate student Yihong Zhu in his apartment June 14. Lawrence police were called to Meadowbrook Apartments, UU Britney Place, to check on Zhu because he had not been seen or paid his rent. After entering Zhu’s apartment with the help of Meadowbrook management, police saw a handmade sign that warned a hazardous chemical might be present. The Hazardous Materials Unit of Douglas County Fire and Medical was called in to assist. The unit found Zhu’s body while searching for hazardous chemicals. No hazardous chemicals were found. An investigation into Zhu’s death is in progress. Erik Mitchell, Frontier Forensics coroner, performed an autopsy on Zhu last week to determine the cause of death. Sergeant Dan Ward of the Lawrence
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The University of Kansas Office of Student Financial Aid slipped up last week with just one click of a mouse. Each semester the financial aid office sends out an e-mail regarding student status. This e-mail was sent to 119 students notifying them that they were at risk of losing their financial aid because they had failed classes. The e-mail was supposed to be sent individually to each of the 119 students. Instead, each student on the list received the e-mail inclusive with the list of the other 118 students who also failed their classes and were in danger of losing financial aid. The list of students was included in the e-mail as part of the e-mail address list. “It was a low-tech error in a high-tech environment,” said Todd Cohen, associate director of University Relations. “It was a case of someone hitting ‘Reply All’ instead of ‘Reply,’ not to make light of the situation.” This particular incident is a vi-

olation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which protects the privacy of student education records, Cohen said. The e-mail was sent on June 20, and financial aid office empoyees recognized the mistake on June 21. They then sent out an e-mail apologizing to all the students expressing their deepest regrets and assuring them that steps would be taken to prevent this from happening in the future, Cohen said. “That was a mistake, it should have been done much more privately,” Cohen said. “It was a completely unintentional, inadvertent mistake.” Cohen said he was not at liberty to say who sent the e-mail or what actions would be taken toward the individual, but he said the staff would revisit FERPA and would be trained to make sure that it doesn’t happen again. “It was an individual mistake, an easily-made error, but it will serve as a reminder to the rest of the staff that we have to pay more attention to how things are transmitted,” Cohen said. — Edited by Erin M. Droste

Police Department said Mitchell was waiting for the toxicology report before he determined the cause. Ward said so far there was Zhu no sign of foul play. Zhu, 29, was born in Qiqihar in Heilongjian Province, China. He graduated from Nankai University in Tianjin, China in 1999. Zhu enrolled in the University of Kansas in the fall of 2000. As a student of molecular biosciences, Zhu worked with Matthew Buechner, assistant professor of molecular biosciences. “Yihong was a little shy. He liked to work by himself,” Buechner said. “But he was friendly, well-liked and very bright.” In 2002 Zhu transferred labs and worked under Krzysztof Kuczera, associate professor of molecular biosciences. Kuczera said Zhu was a hard worker who was interested and focused

on his learning and research. In Kuczera’s lab, Zhu worked on computer representations of molecules. Zhu mainly kept to himself while at work, Kuczera said. Feng He, who works under Mark Richter, professor of molecular biosciences, met Zhu while working in the labs three years ago. He said he considered Zhu a friend but rarely saw him. “I’ve seen him only 10 times in the last three years,’ He said. He is serving as the translator for Zhu’s parents, who speak Mandarin Chinese. Zhu’s parents will arrive late this week or early next week and have asked the He not to comment on Zhu’s death. Kuczera said although he was not particularly close to Zhu, Zhu confided in him that he would return to China early this summer. Kuczera said Zhu would return home because of health problems. Kuczera would not comment on Zhu’s health problems. — Edited by Erin M. Droste

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Last week’s University Daily Kansan contained an error. The cutline accompanying the photo with the story, “Fraternity carries on after vandalism, stated the house was Phi ” Kappa Theta’s. The house is Tau Kappa Epsilon’s. street. The contractor hired for the job, Progressive Concrete Inc, has until August 5 to complete the work, Blubaugh said. Fines will be levied against the contractor for all work not completed by the August due date.
— Adam Land

Beer in Union decision likely to come in summer
By Liz Nartowicz
Kansan staff writer

Student Senate’s proposal to sell 3.2 beer at the Kansas Union has come a long way from being just a dream, yet not far enough to become a reality. The proposal has yet to reach the desks of the final decision makers, Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Provost David Shulenburger. Nearly six months after Steve Munch, former student body president, pitched the idea to re-establish alcohol sales at the Union, the proposal is still in the revision stage. “We’re back to the point of making the formal request,” David Mucci, director for both the Kansas and Burge unions, said. Mucci, who is a member of the Kansas University Memorial Corporation Board, said the board had to refine the language before submitting the proposal to the chancellor and provost. The board finished polishing the proposal June 16 and sent it to

Marlesa Roney, vice provost, for approval on June 17. Roney said it was too soon to make a judgment of whether the proposal was ready for submitting. Mucci said he expected a final decision on the proposal this summer. He said he felt the decision would be based on university policies and looking at the larger picture of what alcohol sales on campus could mean. “It is possible to make a quick decision,” Mucci said. “I assume they know what direction they’re going to go in.” The proposal outlines when, where and under what circumstances alcohol could be sold. According to the proposal, only 3.2 beer would be sold on the first floor of the Union. This area includes Jaybowl and Milton’s. Consumption would be limited to this area. The Union would offer two to three brands of beer on tap. No drink specials, pitchers, bottles or cans would be available. Beverages would be served in a plain, unmarked plastic cup and served one cup per customer per order.

In order to ensure lawful and responsible drinking, trained staff would check IDs, give out wristbands and mark the bands with every drink purchased. “This is not an environment to get roaring drunk,” Mucci said. “We want to show people you can sit down and have a beer and not get intoxicated.” Before 1998, both unions served 3.2 beer. Mucci said he had never heard of any problems and that neither of the unions were ever cited for any violations. The University stopped the sale of beer in 1998 after reviewing requests from a task force composed of KU and Haskell Indian Nations University representatives. The task force was formed after the death of KU student, Lisa Rosel. Rosel was killed by another KU student, Matt Vestal, when she walked in front of his moving car in the 1400 block of Tennessee Street. Police reported both were intoxicated, but that they had not purchased their drinks at the either of the unions. — Edited by Ashley Michaels

West Campus bridge Former klansman guilty of killings getting repairs
The bridge over Iowa Street, connecting the residence halls to West Campus, has been under construction since the week of June 6, Joe Blubaugh, public affairs manager for the Kansas Department of Transportation, said. “We worked really closely with the University to fix this after graduation and before the start of the next school year, Blubaugh said. ” Construction crews had to block off the road because of the narrowness of the bridge for workers, Blubaugh said. Crews will patch the street, then give the road a new topcoat of asphalt, Blubaugh said. The main cause for the repair was the abutments, which are what anchor the bridge to the PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — Forty-one years after three civil rights workers were beaten and shot to death, an 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klansman was found guilty of manslaughter June 21. The jury took nearly six hours to clear Edgar Ray Killen of murder but convict him of the lesser charges in the 1964 killings that helped bring about passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. “Forty-one years after the tragic murders ... justice finally arrives in Philadelphia, Miss, said Rep. ” BennieThompson, Mississippi’s only black congressman. “Yet, the state of Mississippi must see to it that the wrongs of yesterday do not become the albatrosses of today. ”
— The Associated Press



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WeDnesDay, JUne 22, 2005

Summer job search challenging
Kansan staff writer

By Erin M. DrostE
Every year at the end of the spring semester, campus empties of a majority of its inhabitants. Those who remain keep themselves busy with summer classes and in some cases, a summer job. But finding a summer job in a deserted college town can be a difficult task, often requiring applicants to start looking early in the year. Ann Hartley, associate director of the KU Career Center, recommends students looking for summer jobs start looking locally, in Lawrence and on campus, and start looking early. “It’s tougher to find a summer job in a college town because there is less business during the summer after the students have gone,” Hartley said. The KU Career Center usually begins posting summer job offers during April and May, Hartley said. Applications for summer internships are posted even earlier, in January or February. Katie Stoker, store manager at Sheridan’s Frozen Custard, 2030

West 23rd St., usually begins hiring summer employees during April and May. Stoker hires about 10 new employees for the summer, Sheridan’s busiest season, but has to turn away 30 to 40 unfortunate applicants. Those still looking for summer jobs are not necessarily condemned to a summer of poverty. “There is always someone hiring during the summer,” Hartley said. “It is just harder to find them once summer starts.” Employment agencies can get unemployed students in touch with summer work opportunities. Peter Steimle, manager of Sedona Staffing Services employment agency, 825 Vermont St., said seasonal work such as landscaping and construction became available during the summer. She said many of the students she had met with were struggling to find work strictly for the summer. “I would recommend that students keep an open mind to lots of different kinds of work,” Steimle said. “They may have to be willing to work fast food for a couple of months.”
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Kendra Finney, Overland Park junior, watches Annie Dykstra speed down the slide in the Dykstra family’s backyard. Kendra began babysitting the Dykstra kids, Annie, Jack and Claire, in June. “It’s an easy job,” said Finney. “These kids are great.”

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net site. She said they met for what they thought would be a one-night stand that developed into a continuing relationship that included role-playing, bondage and taking photographs, as well as occasional studying of the Bible. The prosecution alleged that Miller wanted his wife out of the way so he would be free to pursue sexual relationships with other women and to collect more than $300,000 in life insurance benefits. Miller’s attorney, Mark Manna, told jurors there were reasonable doubts that the death was a homicide, that Mrs. Miller may have died of a heart attack. He also said she was aware of her husband’s pornography addiction and may have known of the affair as well. “He was not living a deep, secret double life as the state claims,” Manna said in his closing argument. The Millers’ children, Melodie, 14, and Matthew, 12, testified at the trial about sounds they heard the night their mother died. Police at first thought Mrs. Miller’s death appeared natural, but then noticed that Miller’s account of what happened didn’t fit with what the children reported hearing. He was arrested after the coroner ruled the death a strangulation. during the summer and taking a summer job could keep them from sitting around doing nothing. She said students should look at the long-term benefits of summer work. “Look at summer as a break from academics,” Hartley said. “A summer job is a new environment. It is a great way to explore what you want to do.” If you don’t know what you want to do with your life, she said, getting a summer job could help you figure it out. The more experience you get, the better you can make decisions about what you want, Hartley said. Kate Whalen, Newtown, Conn. junior, does not have a summer job. “Yeah, a summer job is a good way to get money and experience,” Whaler said. “But some people just need a break.” Robert Fulbright, Lawrence sophomore, began his summer job in March. He is now spending his break working 60 to 70 hours a week as the Lawrence franchise manager for CollegePro Painters. Fulbright said he decided to work during the summer so he could focus on school during the fall semester. He said he would treat the fall semester as a break from work and the summer break as a vacation from school. Finding a job to last through the rest of the year can be just as difficult as finding a summer job. “It’s hard to get a job when everyone is coming back from vacation and looking for work at the same time,” Finney said. With the fall semester beginning in August, it is not too early to start looking for a job to last the rest of the year, Finney said. She said she recommended students start looking no later than mid to early July.

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Local man convicted
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A Lawrence man portrayed by the state as leading a double life as a church and Christian school leader who was addicted to pornography and involved in a four-year affair has been convicted of strangling his wife. Jurors deliberated about six hours June 20 before finding Martin K. Miller, 46, guilty of first-degree murder. He faces life in prison with no parole for 25 years when he is sentenced July 20. Miller’s wife, Mary, also 46, was a librarian at the University of Kansas. She died at the couple’s home last July 28. Martin Miller, a carpenter, was a leader at the Victory Bible Church and served on the board of the Veritas Christian School, where his two children are students. “I think it’s quite evident that he was not walking in the spirit, as he pretended to be,” said Leo Barbee, Miller’s pastor. “He pretended he was walking in the spirit, that he was faithful. I think that all of us are subject to sin, to adultery, to murder, and it’s sad, but I don’t condemn him.” Carrie Parbs, of Eudora, testified last week about an affair with Miller that began after they met through an adult Inter-

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Cheryl White of the Lawrence Workforce Center, 2540 Iowa St., said students should look at state and city Web sites for work opportunities. Students should keep an open mind when looking for summer work and often times will have to settle for less than full-time jobs, White said. “A lot of companies hire more people during the summer,” White said. “But you tend to get part-time hours.” Kendra Finney, Overland Park junior, began her summer job in early June. Wanting to gain experience for a future career working with children, Finney decided to take a job as a babysitter. Finney works for the Dykstra family and watches Claire, 12, Jack, 9, and Annie, 5, while their parents, Gavin and Brenda, work. She said she enjoyed her job because she got to spend her summer getting paid to play. “They’re so much fun,” Finney said. “They make me feel like a kid. And it’s a good way to make money.” Finney said she knew it was hard to find a job during the summer and began her search early. Students still looking for a summer job should just keep looking, she said. “At this point in time you can’t be picky,” Finney said. “Fast food places are always hiring.” Getting motivated to go to work during the summer break can often be as difficult as finding a job. For those who can afford it, taking the summer off from classes and work can make for a relaxing and enjoyable summer, for a while. Hartley said people tended to get bored

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WeDnesDay, JUne 22, 2005

Ethanol goes into stealth mode
By Liz Nartowicz
Kansan staff writer

Ding. The mechanics at Westside 66 & Carwash, 2815 West Sixth St., know this sound. It is the bell inside their garage that signals a customer is at the pump waiting for full service. Full service, like drive-in theatres and soda shops, is almost a thing of the past. Full service includes window washing, an oil check and a full tank of gasoline, something that could fade away with time. Labels defining whether pumps have gasoline that contains ethyl alcohol will soon also become part of the past. The governor signed the bill into law on April 4. It will go into effect on July 1 and gas stations will no longer be required to label their pumps. Kansas law currently requires stations to clearly mark any pump that sells ethanol fuel. The more common ethanol fuel is E10. E10 is 90 percent gasoline and 10 percent ethyl alcohol. The less common

ethanol fuel is E85. The law was passed to protect vehicles that could not perform with E10, said Carole Jordan, director of rural development for the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Vehicles manufactured before the mid ‘80s were not compatible with the fuel, she said. Richard Haig, owner of Westside 66 & Carwash, said E10 would harm these older vehicles. It would dissolve the glues in the charcoal canisters and clog the carburetor’s fuel filter. Jordan said these damages were no longer an issue because cars manufactured after the mid ’80s are compatible with ethanol and therefore the law was outdated. “The labeling laws go back to the olden days,” Jordan said. “Now, most cars can run on either gasoline or E10.” Because most cars are fuelflexible, the Kansas Energy Council proposed Bill 56 to eliminate the required labels and encourage the sale of E10. Scott White, KEC member, said he felt the labels fostered the fear that ethanol would harm all cars. He said removing the la-

bels would open up the door to alternative fuel sources and that ethanol sales would increase. “It’s true,” Jordan said. “In other states where labels were removed, ethanol sales have skyrocketed.” Ethanol production is already growing in Kansas, said Sue Schulte, director of communications for the Kansas Corn Grower Association. Six ethanol plants are in operation and a seventh will open in Garnett this July. According to KCGA, Kansas currently has a production capacity of 135 million gallons. The Garnett plant will add another 35 million gallons. Two other plants are in various stages of planning, according to KCGA. “I feel ethanol will play a big part in the future,” said Curt Wright, vice president of operations at Taylor Oil in Wellsville. “There’s no doubt that stations will increase their usage of E10 after July 1.” Wright, who opposed Bill 56, said ethanol sales would increase because right now E10 is less expensive than gasoline. E10 is estimated to be between

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regular mid grade fuel price. “I wouldn’t be surprised if all stations do it,” Rich Shears, Omaha senior, said. Shears drives his girlfriend’s 2003 Honda Civic and is in the habit of filling it up with the cheapest gas. Shears said he did not pay attention to the labels but still felt it was unfair to remove them. “It’s taking away a freedom, a consumer’s freedom,” Shears said. “The intellectual freedom to make an informed decision.” Haig wants to make sure consumers keep this freedom. Haig said he was getting a banner that told consumers his garage only sold 100 percent gasoline. He said he planned to hang the banner across a red, mini semi truck that would be in front of the station. Although Haig said he was optimistic consumers would still want gasoline, he said E10 could become more popular than gasoline in the future. But as for now, he said he would fight it as long as possible. — Edited by Erin M. Droste


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Neko Case performs at the Sun Down stage on June 18. Case performed her own songs as well as those of other artists to a packed field just after sunset.

Music and merriment
By AdAm LAnd
Kansan staff writer


ars were backed up for nearly a mile on the evening of June 16, as patrons tried to enter the Wakarusa Music Festival at Clinton Lake State Park. Staff expediently moved one car after another through the park with no major traffic delays the entire weekend. The music festival began June 16 and ended June 19, with campers and other guests enjoying a myriad of activities ranging from listening to music to the use of illegal drugs. Festival organizers divided the park into two main areas. One housed the campers and a couple of stages; the other was designated for the main stages and registered vendors. Buses, called the No Waka, ran all day shuttling people from one end of the festival to the other. A few enterprising individuals developed a homemade version of a rickshaw for people who didn’t want to walk or

wait for the buses. Even though the crowd had to walk between sites, the music was the main focus of the festival, and accordingly, organizers placed stages throughout the park. In an expansive field to the southeast of the campsite were the two main stages, called Sun Up and Sun Down. The fields could hold more than 10,000 people each, Aaron Murga, Denver staff member, said. The festival sold out all tickets for June 18 and 19. The other major stage was the Revival tent, which was approximately 1000 square feet. It housed a stage, loading area and audience seating. In the camping area the audience could go to either a bluegrass stage or another, smaller version of the revival tent. Other, smaller tents housed disc jockeys and open stages throughout the park. Near the main stages, Sun Up and Sun Down, were the sanctioned vendors. These

vendors paid a $300 fee and got the best placement in relation to the main stages. Food, drink and all different types of apparel could be purchased by attendees. Even a massage parlor and tattoo tent were set up in the vendor area. Customers were allowed to take anything they purchased into the designated camping areas, but were only allowed to bring water back into the main stage and vendor area. After three days of this practice, the campsite portion of the park was littered with trash. Crews worked to clean off the streets where people had brought their garbage. Organizers had set up specific trash areas, but by June 19 people began to place it on the side of the street. Patrons began to leave June 19 and continued until the morning of June 20, leaving behind trash and a lot of trampled grass. — Edited by Erin M. Droste

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WeDnesDay, JUne 22, 2005

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Vendors barter for food, drinks, illegal substances
By AdAm LAnd
Kansan staff writer

Sean Piana handed another vendor a couple pieces of pizza for a lemonade and said, “That’s the going rate.” The New Hampshire resident and Kaplin’s Pizza worker said many of the registered vendors who traveled from festival to festival on the same circuit would trade items with each other. The economic theory of the open market was tested all weekend at the Wakarusa Music Festival, as vendors and patrons bought and bartered all weekend for all sorts of items. Vendors, both registered and unregistered, sold wares throughout the park, including everything from food to illegal substances. The festival’s registered vendors, consisting of corporate and local businesses, had the spots closest to the larger stages, which were on the southeast side of the park. All registered vendor passes cost the same amount of money. The cost was $300 for the weekend, said Amanda Kapfer, Lawrence resident and partial owner of the Hot Tea clothing store. Registered vendors were issued passes and had reserved areas to camp and park. Kapfer and her associates took turns sleeping behind the shop. “It was easier if one of us stayed behind so we didn’t have to pack everything up every day,” Kapfer said. Some vendors had the luxury of campers that they converted into restaurants. Kaplin’s Pizza, from Louisberg, Pa., has modified campers turned into makeshift kitchens and showcases for pizza. Even the oven, which used to say Pizza Hut, was modified with a little duct tape, to read Pizza Kaplin’s. Festival organizers designated specific areas for all registered vendors. But many vendors were not registered and offered a more colorful and diverse lineup of items. Most unregistered vendors paid for regular audience passes and paid to camp, then found a good place to set up their stores, said Austin Aser, Asheville, N. C., salesman. “I don’t even own this store,” Aser said. “The guy who runs it just asked me if I wanted to work and I didn’t have anything else to do.” Store fronts lined Shakedown Street, the main street through the camping area, using everything from the backs of vehicles to actual fabricated stands to hawk wares at patrons who crossed by. A few items that vendors sold includ-

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Kristi Adrian gives massages to band members and festival goers backstage. She used acupressure to pinpoint and loosen stiff muscles. ed food, drinks of all varieties and glass pipes. Much of the food items offered were easy to prepare. The grilled cheese sandwich found its zenith of popularity at the festival, being prepared on everything from hotplates to the palms of hands. The other pervading item besides the grilled cheese was the glass pipe. Vendors sold them at prices that ranged from $30 to $100 depending on the complexity and craftsmanship of the pipe. Drugs and other substances were also prevalent. People would walk through the crowd discreetly asking “Mushrooms?” or “Acid?” One particular “vendor” had the sales pitch on June 19 of “Happy Father’s Day, buy some mushrooms.” He declined further comment. The festival offered the patrons anything they wanted, Aser said. “You can get good food and drink,” Aser said. “You can get anything to make your experience great.” —Edited by Erin M. Droste

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Music from a jam band emanated from one campground stage as sounds from an adjacent stage could be heard. People came and went listening to one then another and concentrated on the music. The diversity of bands at the Wakarusa Music Festival was incendiary, giving fans an eclectic lineup on all stages. The campground stages offered lesserknown bands, but not less talented. Bands such as Jervis Jort, Big Metal Rooster and Ten Mile Tide gave an uplifting start to the festival. While the main stages were still being built, participants packed the stage tents, dancing and singing along with the bands. June 17 began with much the same fervor at the campsite stages, but people were less stationary. People would pack the stages in waves, listening to many dif-

ferent bands. The reason for this transiency came from the opening of the main stages, where fans and other listeners were given a taste of bands ranging from Carbon Leaf to North Mississippi Allstars and String Cheese Incident. Thousands of people came for the latter two, filling the Sun Down stage for the hour-plus sets. “This is crazy, there are a lot of people here,” Aaron Classi, Topeka senior said. Even after the official music ended, guitars and sing-a-longs could be heard throughout the campsite, with people dancing in and around tents and along the streets. Dancing was a pervasive theme, continuing from the beginning to the end. Fans often took breaks from the nomadic tendency and sat or lay down to listen to one particular band. June 18 about 15,000 people were listening, leaving and returning to a number of bands. Matisyahu, Chubby Carrier and Jazz

Mandolin Project played throughout the festival and the crowds for all three grew from word of mouth by the end of the weekend. By June 19, fans were expecting their favorite songs and performances from Matisyahu, a reggae band, and Chubby Carrier, a self-proclaimed Northern Louisiana calypso band. Fans sang along with a Chubby Carrier version of the Todd Rundgren song, “Bang on the drum all day.” The festival came to a close with perennial Lawrence players Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Split Lip Rayfield. The ‘70s band, Little Feat, even did a set on the final day to help close the concert. Galactic, a New Orleans funk band, closed the main stage to a crowd of thousands. Attendees were as likely to hear music ranging from reggae to bluegrass, as they were to see a BMW or a Volkswagen bus. And the music was as diverse as the people attending the concert. —Edited by Erin M. Droste

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With no serious injuries through June 18, the Wakarusa Music Festival almost escaped its four days without tragedy. But that was not the case. First, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office was called June 19, at 4:15 p.m., for a medical emergency, according to a statement issued by the sheriff’s office. A 29-year-old man had stopped breathing at the front gate of the festival, 775 N. 1415 Rd. Deputies and Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical responded to the call but found the man deceased when they arrived. He was later identified as William J. Pospisil, Key Largo, Fla., resident. An investigation is ongoing into his death, but at this time the sheriff’s office does not suspect foul play. The Douglas County Coroner’s office will conduct an autop-

sy, according to the release. The second possible tragedy is the search for a missing festival attendant. Robert Jensen, a 20-year-old, New Caanan, Conn., man, was reported missing at the Clinton State Park, June 20, according to a sheriff’s office press release. The search began Monday evening at approximately 6:30. Jensen was last seen at 2 p.m. June 20, when he told acquaintances he was going swimming. The 6 foot 4 inch, 175 pound Caucasian male with reddish brown dreadlocks, was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with a colored collage of squares on the front, long dark shorts with corduroy patches, flip-flops and a Rastafarian-style hat, according to the release. The sheriff’s office and the Kansas State Wildlife and Parks Department are searching for the missing man. Anyone with information about the man should call either the sheriff’s office at 841-0007, or the Clinton State Park Headquarters at 842-8562. — Edited by Erin M. Droste

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Top: A young woman airbrushes a sun tattoo on her mother’s back June 18. The mom and daughter worked together at their booth and offered a variety of 400 stencil designs. Vendors offered everything from food to clothing and jewerly to henna and airbrushed tattoos. Left: Wakarusa Fest was in full swing by the afternoon of June 16. Festivalgoers could freely walk the grounds around the main stages and campgrounds listening to music and enjoying the activities.
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Interview By Jonathan Leyser
Joey Burns, vocals and guitarist of Calexico, and his friend Robert Voticka, GTA in American studies at the University of Kansas, sit down for an interview. The two met each other while working for the SST record label in the 1990s. This interview was done at 6:15 p.m. on June 17. JL:Tell me about your role in the movie “Collateral” [with Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx]. Joey: That was an interesting call. It happened on New Year’s Day. No one was in the office at the record company, so I didn’t know what to say except, “Sounds like fun, Michael Mann.” JL:Who called you? Joey: The music supervisor. We went out there [L.A.] and began working on the soundtrack and ended up in one of the shots. It was Michael Mann’s idea. We were all wearing some kind of bad Norteno outfit, it was supposed to be Banda but it looked La Tango to me. Robert: Right.


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Above: Kyle Hollingsworth rocks out on the keyboard during String Cheese Incident’s performance June 17. Hollingsworth has toured with the group during the past seven years. Left: Josh Churchill and Krystal Sentz, both of Stillwater, Okla., dance to the sounds of Split Lip Rayfield June 18. Churchill said his excitement and energy had “a little something to do with chemicals and sunshine.”

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Above: Chris Tantillo, owner of Sail Away Promotions, offered rides in his hot air balloon after sunset on June 16. Festivalgoers lined up to see Wakarusa from above the main stage tents. Right: Jeremiah Etner, 14 months, ran laughing from his mother past the tie-dye vendor at the Wakarusa Fest June 16. There was clothing, hats, crystals, jewelry and many other products for festivalgoers to purchase throughout the grounds.

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Lawrence band returns home
By AdAm LAnd
Kansan staff writer

Lawrence is rife with bands, many of which have a short shelf life, but out of this high-turnover environment came Big Metal Rooster. A jam band formed on a shared idea of music, which has led it out of Lawrence and around the country. This weekend, the band came home. The band is made up of Lawrence residents Matt Miner, drums; Luke Henry, acoustic guitar; Billy Wassung, electric guitar; Tom Fleming, vocalist and lead guitar; and Derek Hein, bass. BMR played on the campground stage at the Wakarusa Music Festival to a crowd of about 500 people on the evening of June 16, packing the tent with sweaty bodies looking for entertainment or people in search of a break from the June heat. This wasn’t the first festival BMR has played this year. Two weeks before Wakarusa the band played a festival in Colorado. After that festival it spent two weeks in the southeast, playing shows in Alabama and Georgia. The pace can be grueling, said Hein. But the band has to hit the pavement to keep what they call the “progression” going. The band wants to grow, not only musically but in terms of its fan base as well. Within the last year the band turned a corner from Lawrence regular to a regional touring band. “Two weeks on, then two weeks off,” said Fleming. “We work really hard on the road and see coming home as a reward.” Even though the band has been successful, the tours are not always set up the same way. Some venues provide lodging and a set amount of money to play, whereas others provide a percentage of door sales and nothing more. Either way the band members feel the touring is something they need to do. “Sometimes we have to sleep in the van because we can’t afford a room,” Hein said. This devotion toward their music was there from the beginning, Fleming said. Hein and Fleming formed the band about five years ago. The two shared a common interest in music and both played instruments. They began to play and admitted the songs were not as polished as they are now. “We thought it sounded great in the beginning,” Hein said. The first show the band played was at Pat’s Blue Rib’n Barbecue, 1618 W. 23rd St. The band received free beer and food for its performance, a king’s ransom in the beginning. During the next five years the band developed and built a solid fan base within Lawrence, and a fledgling fan base in other parts of the country. “I’ve been listening since the beginning when they used to practice in my basement,” Aaron Classi, Topeka senior, said. “Their music has many types and they will play something that speaks to you.” BMR constantly reiterated the love it has for its fans and the goal of drawing new ones after each show. The goal, the members said, was not only to get better but to be recognized for what they were doing. And a benchmark for such a goal would be to have someone else do the laundry, Hein said. —Edited by Erin M. Droste

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Big Metal Rooster bassist Derek Hein strums a chord during their performance June 18. Their concert did not start until 12:30 a.m., but this didn’t stop the crowd from dancing wildly throughout the band’s entire show.
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Fake reporter pranks Tom Cruise
The AssociATed Press LONDON — The London premiere of Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds” turned into a war of words after Tom Cruise was squirted in the face by a man posing as a reporter. The 42-year-old actor was in central London’s Leicester Square doing press interviews June 19 when a man squirted Cruise with a water pistol disguised as a microphone, London’s Metropolitan Police said. Cruise appeared to laugh but then asked the prankster: “Why would you do that?” As the man gave a barely audible excuse, Cruise said: “Do you like thinking less of people, is that it?” The prankster tried to walk away but Cruise reached across the metal barrier, held his arm and said: “Don’t run away. That’s incredibly rude. I’m here giving you an interview and you do that ... it’s incredibly rude.” The actor grew increasingly irritated and told the man: “You’re a jerk.” Police detained the man who squirted Cruise and also arrested three other men who filmed the incident. The four were working on a new comedy show for British TV station Channel 4 in which celebrities are the targets of practical jokes. Police released the men on bail several hours later and ordered them to return to a central London police station June 20. In an interview with Newsweek magazine, on newsstands June 20, Spielberg denies that media attention on Cruise and Katie Holmes forced a change in the publicity campaign for “War of the Worlds.” “People say, `Oh, you didn’t put Tom on the poster because of what happened. No. The poster was designed in January ... and my decision with all my films has been to use iconography on the posters,” Spielberg says. “Tom was fine with that. It’s the first time Tom has not been on a poster in his career, by the way.”


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Simien a likely choice for first round draft
By Kellis RoBinett
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Wayne Simien is the only former Jayhawk who is sure to be drafted in next week’s NBA Draft. Nearly every Internet mock draft has him going in the mid to late first round, with and projecting Miami to take him as the 29th pick. Kansas coach Bill Self said Simien had worked out for 20 of the 29 NBA teams and expected to see him go between the 14th and 25th pick in the first round. “He’s going to be a steal for whoever takes him,” Self said. “He’s had very good workouts and been given very favorable reports, but there are just so many draftable guys in the draft that it’s hard to tell where he could go.” Self added that the reason Simien probably won’t be a top pick is because of durability issues springing from all of his college injuries. Still, Simien is in a much better position than his fellow teammates, Aaron Miles and Keith Langford, who aren’t projected to be picked at all. Kansas coach Bill Self has talked to several NBA teams, though, and said he thinks all three of his former seniors have a chance to be drafted. “I’m hopeful that one gets called in the first round and the other two get called in the second,” Self said. Both Miles and Langford have worked out for a handful of NBA squads, and Self said he had heard positive feedback. “I think Aaron has really helped himself out,” he said. “I’ve got more feedback on him than anybody. I’ve also heard good things about Keith, just not to the same magnitude.” The NBA hopes of Miles and Langford don’t rest solely on the draft, however. Sometimes going not getting picked can benefit a player, as second round draft picks aren’t guaranteed to receive professional contracts. Free agents can choose which teams need their talents the most and try out for them, instead of being tied down to just one team. This could help Miles if a team needs a solid ball handler, or Langford if a team needs a slasher. Self told both Langford and Miles to be ready for either scenario. “I don’t think there’s an exact formula for getting to the league,” Self said. “Some people say it’s best to be drafted, but others claim you’re better off as a free agent.” The other recently-graduated Jayhawk, Mike Lee, may also play professionally next year for the Harlem Globetrotters. He has been offered a position on the roster, but Self said Lee wouldn’t make up his mind on what to do for another month or two. — Edited by Erin M. Droste

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Former Kansas forward Wayne Simien looks to pass during the first half of the contest against Colorado Feb. 12. Simien recorded a double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

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Shirts: F Sasha Kaun, Melbourne, Fla., freshman (center) F Jeff Hawkins, Kansas City, Kan., junior (guard) F Russell Robinson, New York, N.Y., freshman (guard) F Darnell Jackson, Oklahoma City, Okla., freshman (forward) F Christian Moody, Asheville, N.C., junior (forward) F Bryant Nash, Coppell, Texas, former player (forward) F Stephen Vinson, Lawrence junior (guard) Skins: F Matt Kleinmann, Overland Park freshman (center) F Roderick Stewart, Southern California freshman (guard) F Mario Chalmers, Anchorage, Alaska incoming freshman (guard) F Julian Wright, Flossmoor, Ill., incoming freshman (forward) F C.J. Giles, Seattle, Wash., freshman (center) F Jeremy Case, Oklahoma City, Okla., sophomore (guard) F Lamont Hamilton, St. John’s University sophomore (forward) ers center Scot Pollard and New Jersey Nets forward Billy Thomas. This session the only players outside the incoming freshmen and current players were Roderick Stewart, transfer freshman, Bryant Nash, former KU small forward, and Lamont Hamilton, St. John’s University sophomore. As for the campers, they had fun, and that’s really what it’s all about. “The game was so exciting,” said 16-year-old Stephen Roney, Des Moines, Iowa camper. “The guys were huge and the dunks were sweet.” — Edited by Erin M. Droste

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Jeremy Case, sophomore guard, dribbles the ball down the court. Case helped the skins in their victory during the Basketball Camp scrimmage.

Freshman wows crowd at scrimmage

By Ashley MichAels
It was the shirts vs. the skins during the Bill Self 2005 Kansas Basketball Camp scrimmage. The score was close as Julian Wright pulled off a turnaround jumper winning the game for the skins. Wright, small forward and incoming Chicago Heights, Ill., freshman, got his first taste of viJeff Hawkins focuses on his next move during the Basketball Camp scrimmage June 15. The players put on a game for 1,100 campers and several fans.

tory as a Jayhawk with his winning shot in the scrimmage at the Horejsi Family Athletic Center, west of Allen Fieldhouse, June 15. Wright and Mario Chalmers, incoming freshman point guard from Anchorage, Ala., played their first game in front of a Kansas crowd, including close to 1,100 screaming campers and more than 50 loyal Lawrence basketball fans. The week of June 12 through 16 marked the first of

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three camp sessions this summer. Roderick Stewart, transfer freshman guard from the University of Southern California, also competed in the scrimmage as a first-time Jayhawk. “Camp is one of the best experiences I have had at KU so far,” Stewart said. “I met a lot of new people and have had the opportunity to make some new friends.” The scrimmage was one game to 60 points, with halftime at 30 points. The game started out slow, but both teams picked it up after halftime. The game was close with junior guard Stephen Vinson hitting a three-pointer to tie it up, 58-58, as the game drew to a close. Referees called a foul on the shirts resulting in a freethrow shot, bringing the score to 58-59 with the skins leading. Then came Wright’s turnaround jumper and the end of the game with the skins winning 58-61. “It was great playing for the

kids, having fun,” Wright said. “This game shows how competitive we can be and it says a lot about our team.” Although it was just a scrimmage, it was an opportunity for everyone to check out the team and get a feel for what the new freshmen were going to bring to the mix. “I think Mario played exceptionally well. He had some big shots - a lot of threes in the beginning,” Nash said. “Julian - I felt he hit some good shots and he won the game for them. He has a lot of confidence in his shot.” Wright said he didn’t feel like people were there to watch the game as much as they were there to check out the technical aspects of the team and its personnel. Historically, at each camp session, incoming freshmen, current players and alumni participate in the scrimmage. Past camp scrimmages have drawn former Kansas players such as Indiana Pac-

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Van Slyke begins major league career
By B.J. Rains

Former Jayhawk reports for work with the Cardinals, follows in his father’s footsteps with his hometown team
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It took two days for A.J. Van Slyke to realize what he was doing. The former Kansas outfielder, who was drafted in the 23rd round by his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals, in last week’s Major League Baseball Draft, was involved in a fielding drill on his second day as a Cardinal when a coach stopped him. “You’re a professional baseball player,” said the coach. “You guys should be making these plays.” Even though he had signed a contract and was playing on the same field that months earlier was occupied during spring training by the St. Louis Cardinals, Van Slyke had yet to let it sink in. “That’s when it hit me,” said Van Slyke. “I was a professional baseball player.” The situation was unique for Van Slyke. Not only are the Cardinals his home town and favorite team, his father, Andy Van Slyke, played for the Cardinals for three seasons.

In his 13-year Major League career, his dad was a three-time all-star and won five gold gloves. It was his dad who screamed the loudest in the Van Slyke household on draft day. “On the second day of the draft, I was glued to the computer. I was watching and listening to the picks,” Van Slyke said. “Somehow, my dad had gotten a hold of my draft number, and they always call out the number before the name, so as soon as they read the number, my dad started screaming. Once I heard them say my name, I didn’t know what to say. I was almost dumbfounded.” Van Slyke signed on June 10, for a salary of $1,100 a month, and reported to extended spring training, held at the spring training complex of the St. Louis Cardinals, in Jupiter, Fla. After a week and a half of getting to know all of the fellow draft picks, they broke camp on June 18. Van Slyke was sent to Johnson City, Tenn., the Cardinals Rookie League affiliate. The transition from college baseball to professional baseball is not the only transition that Van Slyke had to make.

“The Cardinals called the day before the draft, and asked me if I could play first base,” Van Slyke said. “I told them I had never played it, but I was sure it was a transition I could make.” The switch was not easy for Van Slyke at first, who used the help of his new coaches to quickly learn his new position. “At first it was tough. I took a lot of balls off of my chest,” said Van Slyke. “The coaches have been helping me a lot. The difference in one week is like night and day. Today, I only missed one.” After a week of playing professional baseball, Van Slyke was happy with how things were going. “The first week has been great,” Van Slyke said. “It’s been really hot. We get to the park about 7 or 7:30 and are on the field by 8:30. We have been practicing fundamentals, infield plays, bunts, learning how the organization wants things done. Then we take batting practice and scrimmage.”
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Left fielder A.J. Van Slyke falls reaches for a fly ball during the series finale against Texas, May 8. Van Slyke was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals last week.

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“By the time it gets charged, everyone could be a victim and a suspect,” Cobb said. Currently Creswell is awaiting his June 23 preliminary hearing on an unrelated matter. Creswell, who is being held at the Johnson County Adult Detention Facility in Olathe, is charged with threatening his mother and uncle with a steak knife. His bail was set at $50,000. Cobb said it would be weeks before the office made a decision on whether to press charges regarding the May 19 incident. District Attorney Charles Branson will not be able to make any decisions until a trial he is cur-

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Moon Bar case now in hands of District Attorney
By Liz Nartowicz
Kansan staff writer

The Lawrence Police Department concluded its investigation of the May 19 altercation outside the Moon Bar, 821 Iowa. The police submitted the aggravated battery report to the District Attorney’s Office early Thursday morning. The report included junior forward J.R. Giddens, who suffered a laceration on his right calf during the incident. The office will review the report and decide whether charges will be filed, and if

filed, against whom. Five victims were listed in the report including Giddens, 20; Marcus Knight, 29; Derrick Newman, 20; Preston Patterson, 28; and Brandon Waggmer, 21. Jeremiah Creswell, the man who admitted to cutting Giddens and the four other men, was listed in the original report from May 19 as a suspect. Lawrence Capt. Dave Cobb said although Creswell was injured, he was listed as a suspect and not a victim because he did the stabbings. Cobb said he did not know if Creswell was still listed as a suspect.

rently involved in is completed, Cobb said. Cobb said the department did not want to influence a possible future trial. Cobb said he felt confident, however, in the detectives’ abilities to sort out witnesses’ stories. Detectives interviewed more than 25 witnesses and spent more than 100 hours on the investigation. As for Giddens, Kansas coach Bill Self said he had not reached a decision on whether Giddens would stay on the team.

NBA increases age limits for players
SAN ANTONIO — The days of jumping from the preps to the pros are almost over. A one-year increase in the minimum age was part of a new six-year collective bargaining agreement tentatively reached June 21 by owners and players. Commissioner David Stern and union director Billy Hunter finalized the deal in principle in New York and immediately flew to the NBA Finals to announce it prior to Game 6 between San Antonio and Detroit. The agreement will replace the seven-year pact expiring June 30. “We’re gratified that we were able to avoid a work stoppage, Stern said. “This ” agreement creates a strong partnership with our players, which is essential for us. ” Other facets of the new deal will make trades easier, increase pensions for retired players, impose harsher penalties on drug violators and offer teams the option of sending young players for minorleague seasoning.
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Even though his dad was a successful Major League player, Van Slyke developed his own drive to be a baseball player. His dad didn’t force him into baseball, and it was A.J. who often asked his dad to help, Van Slyke said. “Growing up as the son of a Major League player, it’s in your blood. Baseball is just a part of

your life. You have a different perspective of the game,” Van Slyke said. “My dad never told me to play. He never dragged me into the batting cage or took me to work out. I was about 14 when I finally asked him to work with me. I was always the one pulling him into the cage.” The Van Slyke family made history during the draft last week. Scott Van Slyke, A.J.’s younger brother, who just completed high school, was also drafted. He went to the Los Angeles

Dodgers in the 14th round. After researching the topic, the Van Slykes said they believed this to be only the second set of brothers to ever be drafted Van Slyke in the same year. Now it is time for Van Slyke to show the Cardinals that they

made the right choice in drafting him. After he packed his car and he was ready to report to Florida, his dad left him with one final thought. “He told me that I had my opportunity and that my foot was in the door, which is all I wanted,” Van Slyke said. “Now it’s up to me. If I’m better than the kid next to me, it doesn’t matter what round I was drafted in.” — Edited by Erin M. Droste








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PT Liquor store clerk . Nights, weekends, holidays. Experience helpful. Honest, dependable, hardworking. Apply in person. 1910 Haskell 841-3890 TUTORS WANTED The Academic Achievement and Access Center is hiring tutors for the Fall Semester in the following courses: PHSX 114 & 115; CHEM 184, 188, & 624; BIOL150 & 152; MATH 104, 115, 116, 121, 122, & 365; and DSCI 301. Tutors must have excellent communication skills and have received a B or better in one of these courses (or in a higher-level course in the same discipline). If you meet these qualifications, go to or stop by 22 Strong Hall for more information about the application process. Two references are required. Call 864-4064 with any questions. EO/AA

BAR TENDING! $300/day potential. No experience nec. Training Provided.800-965-6520 ext.108 Caregiver Needed 3 Saturdays/mo. 10 am-5 pm. Adult with developmental disabilities needs someone to spend time within community, bowling, shopping, etc. Call 691-5914 Childcare Needed Care for 6 & 8 yr. old children. $10 hr. 15-20 hrs/wk. Call Seama 913-782-2171 Girl/Guy wanted in apt. rental bus. Must be friendly, outgoing, organized, flexible, detail oriented, & able to work in a chaotic environment. 15-20 hrs/wk More hrs. during busy times. Will train to do book-keeping, painting, answering phones, clean, showing apartments, etc. Must have own car & phone. $9 hr. 841-1074

Fall/Spring Sublease. Seeking 3rd female roommate for like new Williams Pointe Townhome with W/D. Will live with 2 girls and have own bath. $345/mo. + util. Avail. Aug. 13. Call Natalie 913-484-4364 1BR Apt. av. July or Aug., 17th and Vermont, Walk to KU and downtown, dishwasher, A/C, private deck, wood floors. $469. No dogs. Call 691-5639 or 979-2024.

Air conditioning window unit. Great condition. $75. Call Natalie 979-3251 New silver Specialized Rockhopper CompFS Mountain Bike. Nitanium frame, Shimano XT24 components, Marzocehi Bomber fork & other extras. Cost $1,375/Sell $895/OBO. (785)843-7993

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-Studio apartment, block to KU. -Also possible room in exchange for cleaning, bookkeeping, etc. 841.6254 OWN vs. RENT 1 BR condo available now. $43,900 Call Becky @ Remax. 785-766-1598
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WeDnesDay, JUne 22, 2005

Royals lose another to White Sox
The AssociATed Press The 28,206 fans on hand had no reason to do that, as usual. The White Sox have won six straight to improve their majorleague best record to 48-22, nine games ahead of the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central. The White Sox scored two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth as they improved to 8-0 this season against the Royals, who have lost four of five overall. “It’s easy to get locked in the way it started out, the first few innings were going real quick,” Garland said. “It’s kind of good it slowed down there in the fifth when we put up run or two. It gave me a little bit of a breather, let me collect myself and I kept the same pace of the game.”

royal results
Recent results Royals vs. L.A. Dodgers June 14 — Win 3-2 June 15 — Win 3-1 June 16­ — Win 9-6­ Royals vs. Houston June 17 — Loss 0-7 June 18 — Loss 2-6­ June 19 — Win 7-1 Royals at Chicago Sox June 20 — Loss 8-11 June 21 — Loss 5-1 Upcoming games Royals at Chicago Sox June 22, 12:05 p.m. Royals at Colorado June 24, 7:05 p.m. June 25, 6­:05 p.m. June 26­, 1:05 p.m. Source:

CHICAGO — Jon Garland heard the once-familiar boos when he left the game June 21. They weren’t for him. Not this time. Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen was heckled for pulling Garland with one out in the ninth inning, ending Garland’s shot at his third complete game of the season. Garland allowed four hits and became the major leagues’ first 12-game winner as the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 June 21. “I love it,” Guillen said of his cold reception from the fans. “As long as they don’t boo my players, it’s fine with me.”

Brian Kersey/Associated Press

Kansas City Royals’ Matt Stairs slides safely into second base, advancing from first on Tony Graffanino’s single, as Chicago White Sox third baseman Joe Crede tries to put a tag on during the fourth inning June 20 in Chicago.

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