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Loss in New York
The Kansas men’s bas-
ketball team fell short
in a 70-67 loss to St.
Joseph’s Tuesday night
in the Jimmy V Classic at
Madison Square Garden.
The loss gives the team
a 3-4 record for the sea-
son. Page 1B
Youth Chorus
A weekly singing practice for children at Murphy
Hall has helped both the college students leading
the Youth Chorus and the children. Page 2a
Tongue in Beak
Lawrence’s favorite bar, The Rock, is taking a les-
son from the School of Business. You won’t need
your ID any longer with its new honor code, which
is sure to decrease underage drinking. Page 8a
21 9 32 19
By Frank Tankard
ftankard@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
Helium — the lighter-than-air
substance flls that balloons and
makes you sound like Mickey
Mouse — was discovered in natu-
ral gas 100 years ago today in the
basement of Bailey Hall.
The events leading to the discov-
ery began inconspicuously in 1903
when residents of Dexter found
natural gas in a newly dug well.
They were initially thrilled by the
prospect of industry that the natu-
ral gas could bring to their town.
Their spirits soon dropped when
the gas wouldn’t burn.
The gas intrigued Erasmus
Haworth, a KU geology faculty
member and now the namesake
of Haworth Hall. He brought a
large steel cylinder flled with the
gas from Dexter to the University
of Kansas and
asked a chemistry
professor named
David F. McFar-
land to analyze
the gas.
McFarland and
chemistry pro-
fessor H.P. Cady
used the University’s liquid air ma-
chine in Bailey Hall, the only such
machine west of the Mississippi
River, to discover the presence of
helium in the gas. The machine
liquefed air by cooling it to minus-
310 degrees Fahrenheit.
On Dec. 7, 1905, Cady and
McFarland immersed charcoal
in the Dexter gas and liquid air.
The charcoal absorbed much
of the Dexter
gas, but not the
helium. Cady
and McFarland
looked at the
helium with a
s pect r os cope,
an instrument
that splits light
coming from gases into separate
colors. Cady and McFarland saw
the signature yellow light that
comes from helium gas.
see HeLIUM on page 5a
The KU Equestrian Team
asked for $9,175 to rent horses
for the club to use, but didn’t get
it.
Ballroom Dance Club and Hillel
both had student senators as mem-
bers, but the Equestrian Team did not.
The University Daily Kansan reviewed
the $163,000 appropriated this year to stu-
dent groups by Student Senate, and found that
nearly $100,000, or 61 percent, went to groups
that had at least one senator as a member. The Sen-
ate also allocated itself $143,000 to pay for sup-
plies, salaries, rent and travel and food expenses.
This money comes directly from student pockets
through the $17.50 fee which students pay each
year to Student Senate.
For senators elected by a specifc school or other
University group, funneling money to constitu-
ents smacks of old-fashioned, pork-barrel politics:
bringing home the bacon to the people who elected
them. Critics say that senators who guide student
money toward their own groups present a confict
of interest. Senators deny the confict and respond
that members of student government are simply ac-
tive in multiple groups, and those groups beneft
from well-planned and well-written requests for
funding.
“The idea that Senate funds only or even primar-
ily out of self-interest is fat-out wrong,” said Nolan
Jones, Pittsburg junior and Senate communications
director.
see poRK on page 4a
Helium’s centennial
Lighter-than-air gas was heavy discovery
University archives, Spencer Research Library
H.P. Cady, former KU professor of chemistry, with the liquid air machine he and chemistry professor David. F. McFarland used to
discover helium in natural gas. They made their discovery 100 years ago today in Bailey Hall.
t scIence
t PUbLIcaTIOns
Bound and
determined
33rd Kiosk
celebrates
art, writing
The gas intrigued
Erasmus Haworth, a KU
geology faculty member
and now the namesake
of Haworth Hall.
t crIme
Professor’s attack mislabeled
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Offce
initially labeled the attack on Professor
Paul Mirecki a hate crime.
But the offce removed the title today,
calling the labeling a mistake.
Lt. Kari Wempe said that the error oc-
curred Monday morning when the attack
was reported.
Offcers wrongly transmitted the infor-
mation over the police radio, she said. It is
now classifed as an aggravated battery.
Capt. Schuyler Bailey of the KU Pub-
lic Safety Offce said the offce met with
Mirecki yesterday and told him to give
them a call if anything happened on cam-
pus.
The safety offce is not involved in the
investigation because the beating oc-
curred off campus, he said.
— Steve Lynn and Gaby Souza
Kim andrews/KaNSaN
Megan Johnson, Lawrence senior, read her
short fction story, entitled “Life is Fine” to a
small audience Tuesday evening at Aimee’s
Coffee House, 1025 Massachusetts St. Her
piece is one of many fction and poetry works
published in the 33rd edition of Kiosk. Kiosk is
a collaborative effort by English and graphic
design students.
By John Jordan
t senaTe fInance
Student senators
bring home the bacon;
groups with senator
members get more money
S
tudent Senate gave $5,460 to fund the weekly Shabbat dinner
for KU Hillel and $6,670 to the Ballroom Dance Club to help
hire a dance instructor and band at its annual gala dance.
By Malinda osBorne
mosborne@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
Not even in the time it took to drink
a cup of coffee, the 33rd edition of Ki-
osk, the on-campus student literary and
art publication, was offcially unveiled
Tuesday night at Aimee’s Coffee House,
1025 Massachusetts St.
For 15 minutes, writers published in
the student magazine had the opportu-
nity to read their works aloud.
Hundreds of KU students submitted
their art and literary works in the hopes
of being published. Only 12 writers and
12 artists were selected.
Paige Blair, Bartlett, Ill., sophomore,
read her fve-line poem, “Red Line-
Chicago,” which was inspired by an
see KIosK on page 5a
PhoTo illusTraTion By rachel seyMour
illusTraTions By andrew hadle
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Andrew Jennings, Silver Lake sophomore, and Matt Cormack, Lincoln,
Neb., senior, are partners on the University of Kansas debate squad.
By Erin WilEy
editor@kansan.com
Kansan correspondent
What is your past debate
experience?
Jennings: I debated in high
school at Silver Lake, and this is
my second year debating at KU.
Cormack: I debated three
years in high school at Lincoln
Southeast.
What made you decide
to continue debating in
college?
Jennings: The coaches and
debaters at KU. They were a
big influence, and I enjoy de-
bate in general, so it was a
fairly easy decision.
Cormack: A major reason
I continued to debate in col-
lege was meeting Scott Har-
ris, KU debate coach, while
attending a debate camp at
the University of Michigan
before my senior year of high
school. Working with him
was an exciting experience
that got me very interested in
debate and working with him
in particular.
What is it like to be a
part of the No. 1-ranked
squad in the nation?
Jennings: It’s tight. Every-
one on the team does a lot of
work, so winning rounds be-
comes easier. Also, a lot of the
debaters are and have been
some of my closest friends
for a while, so it’s fun to be
around them so much.
Cormack: It is a great hon-
or to be on the No. 1-ranked
squad in the nation. It is rep-
resentative of the hard work
that the entire squad has put
in during the year. I am partic-
ularly proud of the KU team
because none of the debat-
ers attended prestigious high
schools that competed on the
national high school debate
circuit. The success of this
year’s team really highlights
the amount of hard work and
talent of the debaters and the
great coaches we have.
What are some of your
favorite things about de-
bate?
Jennings: Winning in a
competitive atmosphere.
It’s really pretty cool when
you beat someone at an Ivy
League school in an intel-
lectual game. It shows that
an ACT score isn’t the be-all-
end-all of being smart.
Cormack: My favorite part
about debate is the strategiz-
ing that takes place before and
during tournaments. KU is
successful because many times
we are able to outsmart other
schools, even schools like
Dartmouth or Harvard. I also
enjoy the sense of teamwork
and pride created as a mem-
ber of the KU debate team. We
have hosted several alumni
reunions, and meeting old de-
baters and sharing stories has
been a great experience.
Where are some inter-
esting places you’ve been
while debating at KU?
Jennings: We’ve been to the
University of Northern Iowa,
Georgia State, Kentucky, Har-
vard and Wake Forest.
Cormack: Harvard Univer-
sity, Boston; Wake Forest Uni-
versity, Winston-Salem, N.C.;
Catholic University, Washing-
ton, D.C.; University of South-
ern California, Los Angeles; San
Francisco State University, San
Francisco; Northwestern Uni-
versity, Evanston, Ill.
What do you plan to do
with the skills that you
have acquired from debate
in the future?
Jennings: Become a lobby-
ist or go to law school.
Cormack: Debate skills are
already helpful in classes by giv-
ing valuable research and logic
skills. Regardless of my future
plans, debate is a very important
learning experience. I plan on
working at a law frm in Wash-
ington, D.C., next year, which
will no doubt require many of
the skills I have learned.
What is your favorite KU
tradition?
Jennings: Winning. Hope-
fully we can get back to the
Final Four this year, both in
basketball and debate.
Cormack: The interaction
of alumni and current stu-
dents is a great tradition that
highlights the importance of
KU debate.
— Edited by Becca Evanhoe
tarts
New chorus a hit
with young, old
By louis Mora
lmora@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
The piano begins to play a
slow melody and 28 voices can be
heard coming from the Murphy
Hall practice room on Thursday
evenings.
The voices are not from col-
lege students, but from children
grades fourth to seventh who
make up the new KU Youth
Chorus. The group, organized by
the music education and music
therapy department, allows stu-
dents to gain experience working
with children and the children
the opportunity to expand their
musical skills.
“It lets us learn different songs
better,” said 12-year-old Yami
Simpson-Banda, who’s in the
group. “I think it’s fun.”
Courtney Williams, Lawrence
senior, is a student conductor.
She said up until this semester
she didn’t have an experience
working with children. Now, she
starts the rehearsals by leading
warm-ups and explaining differ-
ent musical concepts to the chil-
dren.
She said as she prepared to
graduate next semester, the op-
portunity to work with children
would better prepare her for
teaching children after gradua-
tion.
“We actually never get to get
in there in the trenches and work
with the kids,” she said. “This is
really putting me a step forward
from where I would be.”
Debra Hedden, associate pro-
fessor of music education and
music therapy and director of the
KU Youth Chorus, created the
program to help graduate and
undergraduate students gain re-
hearsal experience with children.
The group meets on Thursday
nights and has rehearsals until its
fnal performance in early May,
she said.
She said two students helped
her now but next semester she
would require undergraduate
students to work with the cho-
rus. She said this would allow
students to fnd out what meth-
ods worked with children and
which ones didn’t when teach-
ing music.
She has tried to get the word
out to childrens’ parents by send-
ing information to different el-
ementary and junior high schools
across Lawrence and Topeka. She
said unlike other youth musical
groups, this one does not require
an audition or extensive musical
knowledge.
Hedden said while the choir
had already started rehearsals
she continued to look for more
children to participate. She said
she could add 52 to 57 more stu-
dents.
“We are accessible to all chil-
dren in the area,” she said.
Williams said the experience
had been great as parents and stu-
dents asked her questions. She said
it made her feel like a teacher.
“Knowing they are there hav-
ing a lot of fun and they are help-
ing me learn and I’m helping
them learn,” she said. “It’s very
gratifying.”
— Edited by Kellis Robinett
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news wednesday, december 7, 2005 The UniversiTy daily Kansan 3a
On The recOrd
A 19-year-old KU student re-
ported to the KU Public Safety
Offce a theft of a pink Gap pea
coat, a cell phone and a pair of
gloves between 11 and 11:15
a.m. Nov. 30 from Malott Hall.
The items are valued at $263.
campUs
The University of Kansas
announced it has given Jared
J. Grantham the Harry Stat-
land Professorship in nephrol-
ogy.
Grantham will be given the
honor Thursday at noon at the
School of Nursing Auditorium,
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas
City, Kan.
He is a 1964 graduate and
is associate dean for medical
graduate studies. Grantham
is also the director emeritus
of the Kidney Institute at the
Medical Center, which he
helped establish.
Nephrology is the science of
the kidneys.
— Ryan Schneider
Current and upcoming win-
ter weather is putting home
water pipes in danger of freez-
ing, so the Lawrence Utilities
Department has provided cold
weather precautions for frozen
water pipes.
The department is advising
Lawrence residents to discon-
nect outdoor hoses to allow
water to drain from the pipes,
wrap water pipes to insulate
them in unheated areas, repair
broken basement windows
and cracks to keep the pipes
inside warm, leave cabinet
doors open under sinks and
when leaving for an extended
period of time, leave the heat
on in the house.
Lisa Patterson, city com-
munications manager, said
water in a pipe that froze would
expand, giving it the potential
to break the pipe. She said an-
other consequence of a frozen
pipe was that the water inside
wouldn’t run. She also said if
a pipe broke and the ice inside
thawed, the water would con-
tinue to run through the pipes.
If the pipes freeze and
break, the department sug-
gests to fnd the master shut-
off, because turning off the
valve immediately can reduce
the amount of water damage
caused by broken lines. The
department also suggests to
call a plumber.
— Travis Robinett
Two people were arrested
and booked into Douglas
County jail on charges of
criminal damage to property
in connection with an incident
involving damage to the Jay-
hawk statue outside Kansas
Union, records state.
Capt. Schuyler Bailey of the
KU Public Safety Offce said
one suspect returned to the
scene of the crime to look for
his wallet. People who wit-
nessed the incident identifed
the suspect to police, who
were investigating at the Kan-
sas Union Friday.
Matthew S. Lukevics of
Pensicola, Fla., and Andrew
H. Froistad of Lailua Hawaii
posted $1,500 bond each and
were released from the Doug-
las County jail Friday night.
— Steve Lynn
t GLOBALIZATION
On top of the world
By Aly BArlAnd
abarland@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
The University of Kansas is
rewarding students who are fol-
lowing the trend of globaliza-
tion.
The University’s Global
Awareness Program, which be-
gan in Fall 2004, allows students
who fulfll certain requirements
to receive a certifcation that
shows up on their transcripts,
demonstrating their exposure to
global issues.
“Our world is becoming
increasingly interconnected.
We’re not isolated; we live in a
global community,” said Lacey
Koester, Hoisington junior,
who is working toward the cer-
tifcation.
Jane Irungu, director of
GAP, said she had been try-
ing to inform students about
the program so they would
get involved. Last semester 79
students received GAP certi-
fcations, and Irungu expects
about 50 this fall.
Spring semesters yield more
participants because they apply
in the semester they graduate,
Irungu said.
Koester found out about
GAP indirectly through new
student orientation. Her sis-
ter attended orientation last
fall and found out about the
program, and after telling her
about it, Koester decided to
fnd out if she was eligible for
the certifcation.
To receive GAP certifica-
tion, a student must complete
two of the three components
required. These include study
abroad, coursework in inter-
national studies and foreign
language and co-curricular
activities with international
focus.
Koester found that her study
abroad trip to Spain in Spring
2005 and her previous course-
work in Latin American studies
qualifed her for a GAP certif-
cate. She will receive hers this
fall.
Few universities offer op-
portunities such as a GAP cer-
tifcation. Boston College has
a similar Global Profciency
Program.
To notify students about the
GAP opportunity, Irungu and
student ambassadors work with
the Offce of Study Abroad and
speak to classes. New student
orientation and the Freshman-
Sophomore Advising Center
also inform students about
GAP.
Tommy Grutzmacher,
Platte City, Mo., freshman,
is a student ambassador for
GAP and is planning on
working toward the certifica-
tion. Grutzmacher has helped
spread the word about GAP
by helping with informational
booths at Wescoe Beach. He
said he became a GAP ambas-
sador as a way to get more in-
volved at the University.
“It gives me a chance to get
out and know other cultures,”
Grutzmacher said.
Irungu said GAP certifica-
tion would make students
more attractive once they en-
tered the job market because
global awareness and interna-
tional experiences benefited
resumes.
The GAP is not just for stu-
dents with a concentration on
international affairs and foreign
languages, she said.
“It’s a good complementary
program for every student, no
matter what their major is. We
want them to be well-rounded,”
Irungu said.
— Edited by Becca Evanhoe
naTiOn
SAN JOSE, Calif. — NBC
Universal has inked a deal
with Apple Computer Inc. to
become the second network to
sell television shows a la carte
on Apple’s online iTunes store,
the companies announced
Tuesday.
More than 300 episodes
from about a dozen prime
time, cable, late-night and clas-
sic TV shows are now available
for $1.99 apiece, viewable on
computers or downloadable
on the latest, video-capable
iPod.
The programming spans
from the 1950s to the present,
including shows from “Alfred
Hitchcock Presents,” “Drag-
net,” USA Network’s “Monk,”
the Sci-Fi Channel’s “Battle-
star Galactica,” and “Law &
Order.” Sketches from “The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
and “Late Night with Conan
O’Brien” are also for sale.
— The Associated Press
Aware of
global issues?
Get certifed
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massages in the Kansas Union Tuesday afternoon from 12 to 2 p.m.
Melanie Schnebelen, SUA employee, enjoyed her massage.
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Associate dean gets
professorship
Weather precaution
tips issued by city
Two arrested in union
statue vandalism
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Pork
continued from page 1a
But Senate’s budget speaks
for itself; groups with senators
in them tend to get funded.
During Student Senate’s
line-item process last April, KU
Mock Trial reaped $12,070 in
funding — the largest chunk
of the nearly $98,000 given to
student groups in the line-item
process.
Mock Trial’s president, An-
gela Carlon, is a student sena-
tor and a member of the fnance
committee — and one of the
members who uses the money to
travel to tournaments through-
out the country.
Although Student Senate has
rules that prohibit groups getting
money for travel, Senate allows
groups to apply for exemptions.
Mock Trial was granted an ex-
emption.
The group is traveling to
seven tournaments this year,
and the group could also
travel to the National Mock
Trial tournament if it quali-
fies. Carlon, a Shawnee se-
nior who has studied law,
said the group drives to most
tournaments but flies to tour-
naments in Washington, D.C.,
and Los Angeles. Carlon said
the funding paid for gas ex-
penses, plane tickets and ho-
tel reservations, and members
paid for their own food.
Carlon said Senate paid for
less than half of Mock Trial’s
expenses. Generally, Senate fol-
lows a guideline of paying the
frst $1,000 and half of the rest
of the costs for the events or
conferences it helps fund.
Mock Trial also gets money
from the School of Law, the Of-
fce of the Chancellor, the Offce
of Student Success, the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a
Kansas City law frm and a Coca-
Cola contract, Carlon said.
To avoid a confict of interest,
she didn’t vote when the fnance
committee voted on Mock Trial’s
funding. She said that any ap-
pearance of a confict of interest
was false.
“I can certainly understand
why you could have the miscon-
ception that crossover between
student groups and Student
Senate is a bad thing,” Carlon
said. “The reality is just the op-
posite.”
Said Carlon, “It’s a sign of
good students being involved in
multiple groups. Those groups
do not come to Senate for frivo-
lous funding; rather, their bills
are often the most well-writ-
ten. They also often spend their
money in the most judicious
manner.”
Donald Haider-Markel, as-
sociate professor in political sci-
ence, said actions like Carlon’s
were a part of politics, and so
was defending those actions.
“One can always make an
argument,” Haider-Markel said
about justifying more money
going to groups with senators.
“Who’s going to buy it?”
Senators getting money for
special interests isn’t necessarily
unethical in politics, it’s conve-
nient, Haider-Markel said.
Traditionally, money that
goes to projects or groups
who are constituents of poli-
ticians is considered govern-
ment pork, Haider-Markel
said. For example, money
that goes to roads or airports
in the politician’s district can
be called pork.
“Individuals with access to
power basically make agree-
ments, ‘You fund my group, I’ll
fund yours,’” Haider-Markel
said. “That kind of log rolling is
pretty standard.”
In Student Senate’s case,
more than $61,000 of the fund-
ing is going to entities that elect
a senator to represent them in
Senate or have connections with
the school that elected them.
For instance, the Black Student
Union’s senator, C’Nea Hatch-
es, has sponsored bills to get
$12,000 to help fund the Black
Student Union and groups asso-
ciated with its events and speak-
ers.
Also, the group gets money to
send 50 members to the annual
Big 12 Conference on Black
Student Government.
Another kind of pork, per-
haps more questionable, is the
money given to a company or
interest with personal fnancial
ties to the politician, such as
vice president Dick Cheney’s
former company, Halliburton,
getting lucrative government
contracts.
Haider-Markel said that
when groups with ties to sena-
tors got the majority of fund-
ing, it had the appearance of
favoritism.
He said if Senate wanted
to get rid of the appearance of
bias, it would need to come up
with a process for funding that
took into account both the im-
portance of the group to all stu-
dents and rules concerning con-
ficts of interest.
One such rule: forbidding
senators to debate or vote on
money for groups they are in.
Besides giving most of the
group funding to groups with
student senators as members,
Senate also allocates $143,000
from student fees to itself to
pay for supplies, salaries, rent,
speakers and travel for sena-
tors.
The largest chunk of this
money goes for salaries, to a
full-time secretary in the sen-
ate offce and ten students. The
ten students get paid a total of
$61,280 to work in the student
offce.
Student body president Nick
Sterner, vice president Marynell
Jones, treasurer Bryan Young
and Student Legislative Aware-
ness Board director Josh Bender
each earn $8,320 a year. Their
salaries are based on working 20
hours per week at $8 per hour
for 52 weeks per year.
Six other executive staff
members are paid hourly with
salaries between $2,100 and
$6,300. Their pay is based on $7
per hour for 50 weeks per year,
with each working a different
amount of hours.
Students for these positions
are picked from applicants by
the student body president.
This year Sterner, who ran with
KUnited’s coalition, flled six of
the eight staff positions with stu-
dents who also ran with KUnit-
ed in last spring’s election.
Sterner said the most quali-
fed applicants were chosen,
and Senate got the fnal vote on
approving the executive staff.
Senate allotted itself $3,000
for travel this year. Like Mock
Trial, Senate voted itself an ex-
emption to allow funding for
travel.
Last semester, four senators
and executive staff used some
of the money for a trip to Wash-
ington, D.C., for a United States
Student Association confer-
ence. Senate paid a total of $740
for conference registration and
$663 to fy there.
Although Senate will not pro-
vide funding for other student
groups to pay for food, each
traveler was allotted $104 for
meals, based on state guidelines
for meals not provided at the
conference.
Because Senate’s own mon-
ey comes from block allocated
funds, a section of the budget
with different rules for funding,
they got money for food.
Senators say their own fund-
ing and the funding of student
groups they are members of
should raise no concern.
“Because student senators are
some of the most active, driven
and successful people at KU, it’s
no coincidence that they also
happen to be involved with the
most successful student groups,”
Carlon said.
Another reason could be that
senators know the somewhat
confusing process and rules
that student groups must follow
when getting money from stu-
dent funds.
Student groups face a daunt-
ing list of 39 rules and regula-
tions that govern getting fund-
ing from Senate.
Bogdan Pathak, a sena-
tor, senate finance commit-
tee member and member and
former president of the KU
Ballroom Dance Club, wrote
a bill that got the club $6,600
to fund a ballroom instructor
and events for the club this
semester.
Pathak, Albuquerque grad-
uate student, said he knew
how much to ask for, what to
expect and how to succeed
because he knew the ins and
outs of the finance committee
from serving on it for three
years.
continued on page 5a
“Individuals
with access to
power basically
make agree-
ments, ‘You
fund my group,
I’ll fund yours.’
That kind of log
rolling is pretty
standard.”
Donald Haider-Markel
Assoicate professor of politcal science
news wednesday, december 7, 2005 The UniversiTy daily Kansan 5a
Helium
continued from page 1a
An astronomer had discovered helium
in the sun years earlier, in 1868, and it
was isolated on earth in 1895, but it
wasn’t found in natural gas until Cady’s
and McFarland’s discovery.
“They weren’t expecting to fnd it,”
said Henry Fortunato, project director
and editor in chief of the KU History
Project. “They were just trying to fnd
what was in this gas from Dexter that
wouldn’t burn.”
At frst, no one knew what to do with
helium.
The Kansas City Star reported in
1906 that it appeared to have “no
practical value beyond its scientific
interest.”
“It was not yet recognized that it could
be used for lighter-than-air airships, let
alone balloons, let alone the other things
it’s used for today,” Fortunato said.
For 10 years, the United States’ sup-
ply of helium sat in three glass vials on a
shelf in Bailey Hall.
Then, in 1917, the United States gov-
ernment called on Cady and one of his
students, Clifford W. Siebel, to research
and develop uses for helium.
The government was interested in us-
ing the substance as a noncombustible
alternative to hydrogen for flling air bal-
loons.
They would use helium to fll these
balloons in World War II.
The Great Plains became the world’s
leader in helium production. In 1963, the
National Helium Plant, the largest he-
lium plant in the world, was built near
Liberal.
Today the Duke Energy-owned plant
is still one of the largest in the world
though it only employs 21 people.
Clay Butterfeld, the plant manager,
credited the plant with bringing jobs
and money to the area for more than 40
years.
Helium is commonly used in rub-
ber balloons, air balloons, deep-sea
air tanks for scuba divers and in MRI
machines.
Marlin Harmony, professor emeritus of
chemistry, said, “That initial fnding 100
years ago really provided the opportunity
to utilize helium in some very important
applications.”
— Edited by Becca Evanhoe
Kiosk
continued from page 1a
interaction with a homeless man on the
subway.
Blair said this was the frst time she had
ever submitted one of her poems, let alone
had one published. She said when she
found out she would be in Kiosk, it was
one of the best feelings she’d ever had.
“Your friends can tell you your stuff is
good, but this gives you a sense of valida-
tion,” Blair said.
Four writers read to a crowd of 20 in
the coffee shop. Leading up to the event,
a team of designers and editors labored
many unpaid hours to put out this singu-
lar compilation. Joe Morgan, Wichita se-
nior and editor in chief, said he enjoyed
meeting the writers face-to-face after the
121-page Kiosk had been completed.
“When working on the project, you
can start to forget why you did it in the
frst place, but seeing them here is a good
reminder,” he said.
Sarah Nelsen, St. Louis senior and one
of the designers for Kiosk, said the theme
for the magazine this year focused on the
nature of collections. The designers took
inspiration from entomology displays,
where insects are put on pins in lighted
boxes and picture frames.
“All of the pictures in the magazine are
from student photography, which hasn’t
been attempted before. I think the col-
lection theme and photos help to give a
unifying, clean look to it,” Nelsen said.
Morgan said things became hectic
near the end, especially with getting the
magazine published. Binding problems
caused delays, forcing the book to be
printed today. Approximately 1,300 cop-
ies were made.
In the past, the free publication had
the problem of ending up with too many
leftover copies; either students were un-
aware of Kiosk itself or where to pick it
up. Morgan said in an effort to get the
publication into more hands, there will
be four permanent locations where stu-
dents can pick it up: Oread Books in the
Kansas Union; The Olive Gallery & Art
Supply, 15 E. Eighth St.; the English De-
partment mail room, 3114 Wescoe, and
the offce of art and design, 300 Art and
Design building.
Jane Huschka, Garden City senior and
design chief, said she was happy with the
outcome of this year’s Kiosk.
“I think we did a good job of focusing
on uniting the art and the literature. We
are not favoring one artist over the other;
they all deserve equal representation,”
Huschka said.

— Edited by Becca Evanhoe
continued from page 4a
“My experience writing bills helps
me avoid the pitfalls that other stu-
dent groups have,” Pathak said. “It
was easier for us.”
Student groups with no Senate
representation often need help from
a senator to get through the funding
process.
Murali Satuluri, Vizag, In-
dia, graduate student and mem-
ber of KU Culture India Club,
worked with Pathak and an-
other finance committee mem-
ber to get money for the club’s
annual Diwali, an annual cul-
tural event featuring dances,
skits and mythological stories.
The group asked for funding
for lighting, an audio system
and advertising for the event.
Satuluri estimated the group
was asking for around $800.
But when they went to the Senate
fnance committee to get funds, Satu-
luri said the committee grilled the
group, making them account for ev-
ery dollar they were asking for.
The group had to come back
and provide more details at later
meetings. Eventually, the group
got the funding they requested
and continues to get funding.
Satuluri said without personally
working with a senator, the group
wouldn’t have known all the rules
they had to follow to get money.
“Many groups aren’t clear on what
they can get funding for,” Satuluri
said. “Having senators surely helps
in knowing the rules better, because
there is someone that knows the
system.”
If a group doesn’t work with
people in the fnancial committee,
it will have diffculty getting money,
Saturluri said.
One group that has connections
to Senate is KU Hillel.
The Jewish organization’s
president and former president
are both senators. The group got
$5,060 this year to fund Shabbat
dinners. The group also got $400
for general expenses. The $5,060
goes to pay for rent at the Burge
Union for the weekly meal, not
the food itself.
Nine sponsoring senators
backed the bill.
Melissa Horen, Overland Park
junior and former president of KU
Hillel, said the group needed the
$5,060 to fnish their fundraising
and that students from all walks
of life went to the dinner.
Even though Senate can fund
religious groups which are open
to all students, not all groups
ask for money.
Austin Smith, Spokane
Wash., senior, is president of
the Midwest Student Min-
istries, a Christian group on
campus. Unlike KU Hillel,
Smith’s group doesn’t have
any members on Student Sen-
ate and hasn’t asked for any
money for this year.
Smith said he would like to get
money for his group’s barbecues
and dances but the process was
difficult. Smith said he didn’t
know how to get money or if his
group had to do fundraising to
qualify for funds.
He said he didn’t have time to be
a senator and shouldn’t have to be
a senator to get money.
Another reason groups with
senators for members get funding
is that senators notify their own
groups that money is available,
while other groups might not know
how much money is out there.
Jones admits that outreach to all
student groups has been something
Senate needs to improve. He said last
year there was “next to no outreach.”
“Can we contact more groups? Yes,
and we’re always trying,” Jones said.
“Funding opportunities are not hid-
den.”
To reach out to groups, he said Sen-
ate was trying to get senators to con-
tact all the student groups listed with
the Student Involvement and Leader-
ship Center. Senate also has required
more outreach from senators.
And because a group didn’t get
funding doesn’t mean they can’t try
again. The KU Equestrian Team will
be trying again for funds to rent horses
next semester after the fnance com-
mittee asked them to frst go to Recre-
ation Services.
Until then, according to the num-
bers, the surest way for a group to get
money appears to be having a senator
among its members.
— Edited by Becca Evanhoe
What Senate does with student money
Each student pays $294.50 in campus fees each semester.
FOf that, $17.50 goes to Student Senate. For this school year, Senate esti-
mates it receives $849,950 in revenue. Here’s how Senate breaks that up:
Block Allocation Account: $636,214
FThis money is “pre-budgeted” by Senate and allocated every two
years. Funds typically go to big corporations and groups that have been
around such as the KU Band, the Lied Center, the Graduate and Profes-
sional Association and Student Senate itself. Senate gets the largest
appropriation of this money: $143,000.
Line-Item Allocation Account: $134,374
FThis money is “pre-budgeted’ by Senate and allocated to student groups
in the spring as funding for the next year. Groups must have received
funding from Senate before to qualify for line-item funding.
Unallocated Account: $79,362
FThis money is available for general funding and events for all student
groups. To qualify, groups must either: 1. not have received funds
from Senate before, 2. have received funding from block or allocated
accounts and want funds for a special event, or 3. received funds the
year before after the deadlines for block and allocated funds.
Student group requesting funds must be registered with the Student
Involvement and Leadership Center.
— Student Senate budget book and rules and regulations
6a The UniversiTy Daily Kansan weDnesDay, December 7, 2005 news
By Will lester
The AssociATed Press
WASHINGTON — Most Amer-
icans and a majority of people in
Britain, France and South Korea
say torturing terrorism suspects is
justifed at least in rare instances,
according to AP-Ipsos polling.
The United States has drawn
criticism from human rights groups
and many governments, especially
in Europe, for its treatment of ter-
ror suspects. President Bush and
other top offcials have said the
U.S. does not torture, but some
suspects in American custody have
alleged they were victims of severe
mistreatment.
The poll, conducted in the Unit-
ed States and eight of its closest al-
lies, found that in Canada, Mexico
and Germany people are divided
on whether torture is ever justi-
fed. Most people opposed torture
under any circumstances in Spain
and Italy.
“I don’t think we should go out
and string everybody up by their
thumbs until somebody talks. But if
there is defnitely a good reason to
get an answer, we should do what-
ever it takes,” said Billy Adams, a
retiree from Tomball, Texas.
In America, 61 percent of those
surveyed agreed torture is justifed,
at least on rare occasions. Almost
nine in 10 in South Korea and just
over half in France and Britain also
felt that way.
Accusations of torture, reports
of secret CIA prisons in Eastern
Europe and claims of shadowy
fights carrying terror suspects have
further strained U.S. relations with
some European countries.
“Human beings, as well as their
rights, have to be defended, no mat-
ter what individuals are suspected
of, or charged for,” said Mariella
Salvi, who works for a humanitar-
ian organization in Rome.
The disagreements make coop-
eration on law enforcement and
counterterrorism more diffcult,
said Lee Feinstein of the Council
on Foreign Relations, a group of
scholars and other specialists in
foreign policy.
During a visit to Germany on
Tuesday, Secretary of State Con-
doleezza Rice was peppered with
questions about U.S. anti-terrorism
policies, including the fve-month
detention of Lebanese-born Khaled
al-Masri and reports of secret CIA
prisons and use of European air-
ports and airspace to move terror
suspects. German Chancellor An-
gela Merkel said the United States
had admitted making a mistake
in the case of al-Masri, a German
who contended in a lawsuit in Al-
exandria, Va., on Tuesday that the
CIA wrongfully imprisoned and
tortured him.
Offcials with the European
Union and in at least a half-dozen
European countries are investigat-
ing reports of secret U.S. interroga-
tions in Eastern Europe.
Rice aggressively defended U.S.
tactics against terrorism as tough
but legal. She has refused to com-
ment publicly on the reports of se-
cret CIA prisons.
In the poll, about two-thirds of
the people living in Canada, Mex-
ico, South Korea and Spain said
they would oppose allowing U.S.
offcials to secretly interrogate ter-
ror suspects in their countries.
t Terrorism
Countries disagrees on torture
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As I sit down to write this
final column, I’m looking
back at the semester, thinking
about all of the things I want-
ed to write about.
For the sake of time and
space, I was unable to write
about a large number of is-
sues.
I do not think highly of the
University’s continued em-
phasis on becoming a Top 25
school; I am a strong advocate
of Lawrence adopting a new
ordinance on marijuana pos-
session; I am repulsed by this
campus’ lack of environmen-
tally-friendly and sustainable
practices.
All of those issues ran
through my head as ways to
use this final space, but I’ve
chosen a more global issue
— one that has become the
forefront issue in my life the
past few months and one that,
while receiving a scant amount
of coverage in The University
Daily Kansan this semester, is
ignored in this country.
This issue is the children of
northern Uganda.
I’m betting more than 90
percent of the people reading
this have no idea what I am
talking about. That’s the prob-
lem.
Since 1986, a war between
the rebel Lord’s Resistance
Army (LRA) and the Ugandan
government has terrorized
northern Uganda.
More than 20,000 children
have been abducted and forced
to serve as child soldiers or
sex slaves, and over 1.6 mil-
lion people currently live in
camps for internally displaced
people (IDP camps).
Jan Egelund, the United Na-
tions Under-Secretary General
for Humanitarian Affairs and
Emergency Relief Coordina-
tor, has called the conflict “the
biggest, forgotten, neglected
humanitarian emergency in
the world today.”
While much of Africa is of-
ten ignored by the West, the
lack of knowledge regard-
ing the slaughter of Northern
Uganda continues to astound
me.
A search on cnn.com for
“war in Uganda” will yield nu-
merous articles about Live 8
concerts, black archbishops,
fair trade issues and gay mar-
riage in South Africa, but will
not list one article regarding
the LRA or child soldiering.
Why is this? Students on this
campus and activists across
the country know about the
horrors of the Darfur region of
Sudan, a conflict literally right
next door to Uganda.
Are we simply so turned off
by thoughts of 5 year-olds be-
ing raped, murdered and forced
to kill their own families that
we would rather ignore it than
acknowledge it? Or is it that
we really don’t care?
Last fall, shortly after hur-
ricanes destroyed the infra-
structure of a good portion
of our country, I experienced
something I never want to ex-
perience again.
When I told a few people
that I was working to raise
money for Africans, they re-
sponded in disgust. How, they
reasoned, could anyone in
their right mind care about
Africans when there were so
many suffering in our coun-
try. One of my friends then in-
formed me that, “They’re only
Africans. We’ve got our own
to take care of right now.”
I honestly despised hu-
manity at that moment. What
makes one person’s suffering
worse than another’s? What
makes one person more de-
serving of help or better than
another?
Perhaps if I could answer
these questions, I would un-
derstand why people continue
to ignore Uganda. Perhaps
I would understand how to
make people care.
I’m assuming you already
knew about the football team
being selected to play in a
bowl before you picked up
this paper; it’s likely that you
knew little to nothing about
Uganda.
Is that really what you
want? Is someone really worth
less just because they live in
Africa? If you think not, go to
www.ku.edu/~ku4u and read
about the conflict in Uganda
for five minutes.
Then, spend another five
minutes telling someone what
you learned.
Ten minutes is all it takes
to help make a difference. Ten
minutes is all it takes to an-
swer no.
✦ Good is an Overland Park
senior in geography,
English, and American
studies. He is KU for
Uganda secretary.
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▼ LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sports: the greater of two evils
Ah, sports. The easiest way
to make thousands upon thou-
sands of people pile into large
buildings and scream for hours
on end.
The reason chili seasoning
sees a 108 percent increase in
sales every January. The only
time when a 30-second com-
mercial can cost $2.15 million.
So why the obsession, you
ask?
Although it may seem ab-
surd for people to obsess about
sports, can any activity can be
looked upon by everyone and
not once be considered a waste
of time?
When someone breaks down
and cries because Jessica Simp-
son and Nick Lachey split up,
is that not ridiculous?
When people attend a Mi-
chael Jackson concert and are
overcome with emotion be-
cause he might have made eye
contact with them, wouldn’t
their time be better spent clean-
ing up their community or tu-
toring their younger sibling?
When you spend a weekend
with your girlfriends, going to
29 different stores looking for
the perfect dress, am I out of
line to suggest that you’re wast-
ing your time?
With as much diversity as our
population has, is it that odd
that no hobbies are accepted
by all? Of course not.
If I criticized every reality-
show-watcher or snow-boots-
and-skirt-wearer, I’d run out of
breath in a hurry.
Now, it’s true that sports
are an escape, there’s no deny-
ing that. Just as music, video
games, alcohol and many other
popular college activities are
escapes.
I’m glad that you have such
admirable hobbies and that
you find spending your time
on anything that doesn’t ben-
efit the greater good to be an
atrocity, but I’m sorry to inform
you that you are indeed a rare
breed.
Why do people waste their
valuable time watching sports,
you ask?
Because it’s absolutely cap-
tivating. Because it’s a never-
ending movie, complete with
plot twists, climaxes, heroes,
villains, comedy, horror, dra-
ma, action, against-the-odds
victories, dominating tyran-
nical empires, rivalries, deep
and rich history and those rare
moments where your heart is
in your throat and your breath
stops.
To an outsider, yes, sports
seem like a complete waste of
time, but such is the way with
all passions and trends.
I wouldn’t dare tell Trekkies
that they’re not spending their
time constructively because
their values are different than
my own.
For someone who is pas-
sionate about sports, a game is
hours of heart-stopping, dra-
matic, non-stop action.
But, alas, why would we sub-
ject ourselves to such perfect
entertainment when there are
burning buildings to put out
and countries full of people go-
ing hungry?
Sports fans may not have
their priorities in perfect order,
but neither does anyone else.
✦ Taylor Witt
Prarie Village freshman
in computer sciences
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Free for All, would I?

On the road again, oh, I just can’t wait to get on the
road again.

My western civ. lecturer just called Galileo his hero.
To the guy I hit with the door today,
I’m really really sorry about that.

If being a Broncos fan is such a pitiable condition, why
have we both won a Super Bowl and been to the play-
offs more recently than the Chiefs?

Do you have a can opener? Crap, I bought soup
and I can’t eat it because I don’t have a can opener.

I hate girls.

I’m secretly Harry Potter, don’t tell Lord Voldemort.

Sasha, CJ, listen up. I love you guys, but God made you
seven feet tall for a reason. Dunk the basketball.

The Confederate flag is not a sign of racism!
It is the Georgia state flag, and as a native of Georgia,
I did not like the article saying that the flag
represented racism.
It reprents our state and nothing else. Don’t let a bunch
of morons from a hundred years ago change your
opinion on the Confederate flag!
So, I’m glad that there’s now a remote control that
you talk into to change the channel, because it was
so hard to change the channel manually before.

We need to order pizza right this second.

I have no idea where my life is going. Maybe some
day I’ll be able to become the Free for All answering
machine voice. Yeah. That’d sure be nice.
Editor’s note: Follow your dreams. Anything is possible.

Never try to argue with an idiot. They drag you down
to their level and beat you with experience.

Dear Free for All, today my organic chemistry
book bit my nose off. Can I sue?

Why do professors give you tests the
week before finals?

I don’t see what the big deal about Jessica Simpson is. I’m
not all that attracted to her looks, and by God, she is dumb.

Why can’t we stand on the bleachers in the fieldhouse?
Is your bus pass still valid if you dye your hair?

Free For All, put me to bed!

Why does the perfect man have
to live so far away?

As we say in Omaha: I’d rather be making out.

Why doesn’t Gina Ford ever write about racism
with other races besides African Americans?
Isn’t that racist?

This is Micah Downs. Andrea, I will marry you.

Hey, I’m just apologizing for last night.
You know who you are.

Who cares about Nick and Jessica?
The real tragedy is that David called off our
wedding because I wouldn’t get him curly fries.

Someone should tell Jeff Hawkins
not to shoot or dribble anymore.
Getting over the final hump
▼ HUMP DAY
ERIC JORGENSEN
opinion@kansan.com
As I look back on this semes-
ter, I have many blessings to be
grateful for. One of the small
ones has been this column,
“Hump Day.”
“Hump Day,” along with me,
unfortunately, must take a hia-
tus from the opinion page. I will
be back, however, in full-force
to write “Hump Day” next fall.
Until then, there is one last
thought I would like to leave
with all of you.
The instances I wrote about
over the last semester are ones
that many of us have encoun-
tered. In these moments, we of-
ten feel awkward, embarrassed
or irritated.
An annoying person hitting
on you at a bar will not ruin
your college experience.
You are going to be fine, I
promise.
I just ask that the next time
you find yourself in one the
spots I mentioned, you remem-
ber what I wrote about that
situation and have a chuckle. A
quiet chuckle if you are sleep-
ing next to a Bigfoot/Janet Reno
offspring.
Throughout our days as stu-
dents, there are find times where
we all feel small. There are hun-
dreds of pages of reading to do,
five papers to write and one
day left to do them. We get lost
in the chaos and monotony of
the week, and barely manage a
smile.
I believe whole-heartedly that
we take life too seriously. There
is always a new “worst thing
that’s ever happened to me.”
Between school, friends, money
and love, there are plenty of frus-
trated moments, but we often
blow them out of proportion.
Life is not as bad as it may
seem, and there is no reason
these moments should impede
on you enjoying your life.
I took the job as a colum-
nist for the Kansan for a few
reasons. Firstly, I like to make
people laugh. My friends will
echo this. From telling a joke
to mooning a school bus full of
fourth graders, if it makes my
buddies laugh, I will do it. If I
had a nickel for the number of
times I ran naked with a piece
of yard art in my hands ... well,
I would almost have enough
money to make bail.
The best laughs are when we
make fun of ourselves.
Lighten up your day with hu-
mor and have fun with what you
do. As George Allen said, “It’s a
great day to be alive.” It is time
we start believing it.
So, with a humble heart, a
smile on my face and anticipa-
tion for next August, I bid you
all adieu.
In the mean time, make sure
to find time in your day to sit
back and laugh. And girls: seri-
ously, break up with your boy-
friends. You are going to get
crabs.
Like Arnold Schwarzenegger
before me, I’ll be back.
✦ Jorgensen is a Baldwin City
junior in journalism.
Hanukkah article offends Jews
▼ LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Monday’s article entitled
“Hanukkah explained” was a
poor attempt at describing a
very special Jewish holiday.
The author’s use of Natalie
Penn’s comment (“Isn’t that
the holiday where all the rich
Jewish kids get presents for
eight days?”) was inappro-
priate because of its inherent
stereotypes; Jews are rich and
spoiled.
In addition, the author’s de-
cision to enlarge and bold the
comment made the reader fo-
cus more on the ignorant com-
ment, than the supposed focus
of the piece: to explain Hanuk-
kah.
Furthermore, the writer ig-
nores the communal aspect of
the holiday and the fact that
many Jews do not experience
“mountains of presents wrapped
in blue and silver paper.”
Most Jews who I know re-
ceived eight very small gifts.
For example, I received a few
chocolate coins on the last
day.
It is unfortunate that the
author misused this valuable
opportunity to teach the KU
community about a minority
and its traditions.

✦ Andrea Pfeiffer
is a Philadelphia graduate
student in social welfare
8a The UniversiTy Daily Kansan weDnesDay, Decemeber 7, 2005
t GoodniGht

By Owen MOrrs
tinb@kansan.com
tongue in beak editor
Dear readers,
This semester is coming
to a close and so with it is
Tongue in Beak. As some of
you may have heard, or per-
haps could have guessed from
reading it, Tongue in Beak
will not return for the spring
semester. Yes, it’s a sad fact
that the Tongue in Beak plant
is being boarded up with our
jobs outsourced to India.
No one is really to blame for
this though. It is just that the
Kansan, your daily newspa-
per, has decided that satire is
cheapening its sacred pages
and instead it wants to focus
more on tough, hard-hitting
news pieces such as “Soror-
ity collects cans” or “Athlete
has heart.” While I am deeply
saddened by this news, I want
it to be known that I am not
beaten. Instead, I am cutting
my losses and moving on to
other jobs. Bigger jobs. Better
jobs. Like those at Taco Johns
or Pride Cleaners. Don’t
worry, I’ll continue to make
quasi-witty, funny ha-ha but
not funny laugh-out-loud re-
marks. Only they will be to
myself and you won’t be able
to skim the headline of them.
Of course no man can
write, edit and design an en-
tire section by himself and I
feel blessed to have the tre-
mendous staff I’ve had this
semester. Having to tell my
employees that their jobs were
no more — and then beating
them, caging them and having
them all put to sleep — was
one of the hardest things I’ve
ever had to do in my life.
They helped make this semes-
ter one of the top five or six of
my college career and I owe
my work ethic, strong moral
values and at least one child
to them.
Finally to you — the reader
— my sincere thanks. Your
notes, kind words, e-mails
and letter bombs have meant
the world to me and have
inspired me to never write
again. I hope that you have
derived a little pleasure and
maybe even a laugh or two
from Tongue in Beak now and
then. Tongue in Beak may re-
turn someday, but that day
is not the first Wednesday of
next month so enjoy it while
you still can.
Thank you,
Owen Morris
By Owen MOrris
tinb@kansan.com
tongue in beak Writer
The fifth floor of Lewis Hall
was once again regaled Tues-
day with Topeka senior Matt
Yorke’s obviously fictitious
tale of having sex in the li-
brary.
“I heard you guys talking
about Watson, and I don’t
want to brag or anything, but
you know, I’ve gotten down
and dirty in the stacks.” Yorke
said, interrupting a conversa-
tion two floormates were hav-
ing about the Pay-to-Print pro-
gram. “I don’t want to sound
dirt....hey! Where are you guys
going? You didn’t hear my
story!” Yorke yelled as the two
men got up to leave.
“It sounds just like he stole
it directly from one of those
Penthouse letters,” his room-
mate, Wichita freshman Dan
Gill said. “I mean, it is not
even slightly believable.”
Gill estimated he had heard
the story at least 45 times.
“It started earlier this se-
mester when he came home
one night and said that he had
just kissed this girl in the li-
brary. By that weekend, he
had turned it into full-blown
sex, and now when he tells the
story it sounds like he was in-
volved in a Roman orgy in the
stacks. The dude lies about
everything. He still won’t tell
anyone why he’s a senior but
lives in the residence halls.”
Yorke claimed that the story
was 100 percent true.
“Man, you couldn’t make
something like this up. I mean,
so there I was minding my own
business, when this smoking
hot librarian comes up to me
and is all like ‘hey cutie’ and
then she just started grabbing
me and stuff, and next thing
I knew we started going at it.
Then after about five minutes,
her librarian friend appears,
and I guess she was lonely
from working all those nights
in the library, and she starts
licking her lips, and she asks
‘ooooh, can I join?’ I mean, it
was amazing.” Yorke conser-
vatively estimated that he has
had sex with more than 900
girls even though Gill said he
had never seen Yorke actually
have a girl in their bedroom.
Student who keeps bragging about having sex in
library has obviously never had sex in the library
t campus news
By Owen MOrris
tinb@kansan.com
tongue in beak Writer
Following the example of the
University of Kansas School of
Business, the popular Lawrence
bar, The Rock, has decided to
implement an honor code to
catch underage drinkers. Instead
of providing identifcation, pa-
trons will now have to verbally
promise that they are 21.
“Underage drinking is one
of the largest problems this
city faces,” said co-owner Jim
Schleenor. “So we decided to
tackle this problem academi-
cally. We fgured what works
for KU can work for us.”
While an honor code has
been used at many universities
to discourage cheating among
students, The Rock will be the
frst bar to use it to discourage
underage drinking. Although
proponents insist it will help
curb underage drinking and
make drinkers feel more re-
sponsible, the plan has come
under fre from many critics, in-
cluding local authorities, who
said it would make it easier
than ever for minors to enter
The Rock.
“I think the entire policy
is ridiculous,” Lawrence po-
lice sergeant Riley Tippin said.
“What’s to keep these kids from
lying about their ages?”
Co-owner Bob Doody said
The Rock understood the au-
thorities’ concerns and beefed
up its policy even more.
“We knew some people might
lie about their age so we actually
made it a double-honor code,”
Doody said. “Not only do you
have to say you’re over 21, but
a friend of yours has to vouch
for you too.”
“I think it is a great idea,” 21-
year-old freshman Jessica Blair
said. “Having to carry around
my driver’s license was such a
hassle, but now I just leave in
my dorm room.”
Nickey Patterson, a 21-year-
old junior at Lawrence High
School, agreed. “I could go to
any other bar because that is
what 21-year-olds like myself
can do, but I choose The Rock
because I really like the ... the
... drink specials,” Patterson
said as he fnished his $4 bottle
of Coors Light.
The Rock has gotten into
trouble in the past for posses-
sion by minors and many said
it was specifcally targeting The
Rock after it built a jungle gym
in the early 90s on its premises.
Doody insisted that The Rock’s
main priority was catering to le-
gal drinkers.
“The Rock wants to be
known as the premiere bar for
all of the 21-year-olds that live
in GSP and Corbin,” Doody
said as the bar became flled
with a mixture of sweat and Axe
cologne Friday night. “Every-
body knows that our customers
are responsible and make good
choices once they enter our bar.
So we assumed we’d just carry
that over to identifcation.”
The Rock
to now use
honor code
t Responsible baR
By Owen MOrrs
tinb@kansan.com
tongue in beak Writer
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow
down, Anne. I don’t know where
you think you’re going so fast. Your
next class isn’t until 3:30, and you
usually show up a couple minutes
late to it anyways — three minutes
and 20 seconds late on average, to
be exact. Now I know what you’re
thinking. You’re thinking that I fol-
low you around everywhere, or as
you put it to Susan last Thursday
in that Facebook message you sent
her, you think that I’m stalking you.
I thought that was harsh, but then
yesterday a policeman served me a
restraining order that ordered me
to leave the bushes in front of your
house. What gives? I thought we
had an understanding. I hope you
don’t seriously think that I spend
my every, waking moment doing
nothing better than thinking about
you and the way you would look
dressed up in a dominatrix out-
ft. No, I’ve gotten over that. Rest
assured that the leather skirt you
keep on the far-right side of your
closest is more than enough for my
fantasies these days. Come on. I’m
not some weird sicko.
Now I’ll be the frst to admit
that I’m not the most perfect guy
in the world. I apologize again for
breaking into your house when
you were there. I had just assumed
you had gone to have breakfast
with Tracy like you do almost every
Wednesday. Trust me, I was just as
surprised to see you in your bath-
room as you were to see me. Scar-
ing people is not my style. I don’t
like face-to-face contact. That’s just
another reason you shouldn’t fear
me, call the cops on me or call me
a stalker.
Personally I prefer the term
“observer.” Stalking is just so
politically incorrect. It has too
many negative connotations.
and it brings up so many mem-
ories. It makes me think of this
girl named Lauren. She used to
call me a stalker, too. Lauren
was a lot like you, but with fewer
pairs of shoes. I guess I just have
a certain type of girl that I love
to “observe.” Annie and I had a
connection — one that did not
involve the police. Because An-
nie was so nice to me, I returned
the favor by letting her pets live.
Not that I am threatening to kill
your pets. It’s just that accidents
happen, especially to people like
yourself that can’t appreciate
some good, wholesome human
interaction.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got
some observing to get back to. By
the way, my car is in the shop right
now, so if I could just ride in the
backseat of yours for a couple of
days, that would be great.
TONGUE IN BEAK
We don’t know why they invited us back either.
HTongue in Beak is satire (or at least tries to be) and should not be taken seriously.
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the editor
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a harsh word
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By Ryan Colaianni
rcolaianni@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK — For the third
time this season, a fnal shot
would have either tied or won
the game for Kansas. Kansas has
now lost all three of these games.
Freshman guard Micah
Downs missed a deep three-point
shot in front of the Kansas bench,
which caused Kansas to fall to St.
Joseph’s 70-67 Tuesday night in
the Jimmy V Classic at Madison
Square Garden.
The 6-foot-8-inch Downs re-
ceived the pass only to have 6-
foot-10-inch forward Dave Mal-
lon guarding him with his hands
up. Downs heard Kansas men’s
basketball coach Bill Self telling
him to shoot it with about fve
seconds remaining in the game.
The shot didn’t fall, and Kansas
fell to 3-4 on the season.
“We got a good look,” Self
said. “With that much time left
you can’t ask to get a much better
look than that because Micah is
tall enough to shoot over. We just
missed it.”
Self said Downs was wide
open earlier on the possession,
but sophomore guard Russell
Robinson was not able to get the
ball to him quickly enough.
“I wasn’t open very good; I
mean I had a little bit of daylight,
but it just didn’t fall this time,”
Downs said.
That wasn’t the only shot that
didn’t drop. Kansas struggled
mightily from the free-throw line,
missing 13-of-19 attempts.
“If we make our free throws
we probably win the game, not
handily but we probably win the
game,” Self said.
Kansas made up for the
missed free throws by making a
season-high 11 three-pointers.
The Jayhawks shot 52.4 percent
from beyond the arc.
Kansas built early leads of 13
and 12, but squandered the lead
late in the frst half. St. Joseph’s
went on an 8-0 run at the end of
the half to cut the Kansas lead to
three points.
St. Joseph’s guard Dwayne Lee
hit a three pointer at the frst-half
buzzer to cut the score to 34-31.
The Hawks fnished the half on
an 8-0 run to cut the Jayhawks’
lead to three.
“I think we lost that game in
the frst half. We had a nice lead,
and we gave them momentum
going into the second half,” Rob-
inson said.
St. Joseph’s would trail only
once after that.
Much of the reason for the
comeback was senior forward
Chet Stachitas. He scored 17
points in the second half and 27
for the game to lead all scorers.
Stachitas missed just three times
in the game and was six of seven
from beyond the arc to fuel the
Hawks’ offensive attack.
“What I like about Chet’s
three-point ability shooting is
that they are open shots, which
means his teammates are deliv-
ering the ball properly and he
is being properly screened,” St.
Joseph’s men’s basketball coach
Phil Martelli said.
Kansas got out to a quick start
thanks to freshman guard Bran-
don Rush. Rush scored 10 of the
frst 17 Jayhawk points, leading
to a 17-4 lead just six minutes
into the game.
Kansas took a page out of St.
Joseph’s play book, using the
three-point shot as an offensive
weapon. St. Joseph’s came into
the game shooting 45.5 percent
from three-point range. Kansas
had six three-pointers during the
frst half and nearly tied its previ-
ous season high of seven during
the frst 20 minutes. St. Joseph’s
continued its strong shooting
Tuesday night going 10 of 21
from three-point land.
Senior guard Jeff Hawkins hit
three shots from distance in the
frst half to help the Jayhawks.
Rush added three.
Rush did not score again dur-
ing the half and scored three
points in the second half.
Sophomore center Sasha
Kaun picked up two quick fouls
and was forced to sit for the ma-
jority of the frst half. Kaun and
sophomore center C.J. Giles
scored just nine points. Kansas
was unable to get any post play
for the entire game.
— Edited by Alison Peterson
www.kansan.com page 1b wednesday, december 7, 2005
sports
sports
By MiChael PhilliPs
mphillips@kansan.com
KANSAN SpoRTSWRITER
After a record-setting 100-50 vic-
tory against New Orleans Saturday,
the women’s basketball team will
try to keep its momentum rolling
against UMKC tonight.
The game tips off at 7 p.m.
Kansas will try to protect its un-
defeated 5-0 record. Baylor is the
only other undefeated team in the
Big 12 Conference.
The UMKC Kangaroos enter
the game at 2-5 after losing to Ar-
kansas 84-57 Sunday afternoon.
Junior center Stephanie Brown
will lead the Kangaroos. She had
a career-high 18 points against
Arkansas last Sunday. Brown has
scored in double fgures fve times
this season.
UMKC’s junior forward Leigh
Mead does not play like a tradi-
tional forward. She scores almost
90 percent of her points from be-
hind the three-point line.
During the Northwest Missouri
State game, Mead set a school re-
cord with 23 attempts from behind
the arc — connecting on seven
— to fnish the game with a career-
high 21 points.
Kansas women’s basketball
coach Bonnie Henrickson said it
would be hard to duplicate the suc-
cess of Saturday’s game, in which
the Jayhawks scored 100 points.
see PeRFeCT on Page 2B
What: Kansas vs. UMKC
When: 7 p.m. tonight
Where: Allen Fieldhouse
Admission: Students:
free with valid KUID;
adults: $6
Source: Kansas Athletics
tonIGHt’s Game
Date Opponent Result
Thursday, Sept. 1 No. 6 Oregon L 24-38
Saturday, Sept. 10 Sam Houston State W 31-10
Friday, Sept. 16 at UTEP L 41-44
Saturday, Sept. 24 Southern Miss Ppd.
Saturday Oct. 1 at Tulsa W 30-23
Saturday, Oct. 8 at Tulane W 35-14
Saturday, Oct. 15 Memphis L 20-35
Saturday, Oct. 22 at Mississippi State W 28-16
Saturday, Nov. 5 at Central Florida L 29-31
Sunday, Nov. 13 Southern Miss W 27-24
Saturday Nov. 19 Southern Methodist L 24-29
Saturday, Nov. 26 Rice W 35-18

Houston scouting report:
Average National
Rank
Rushing Offense 178.8 35
Passing Offense 277.6 20
Rush Defense 175.4 88
Pass Defense 209.3 47
Houston average points scored = 29.45
Houston average points allowed = 25.63
— Eric Sorrentino
t men’s basketball: 70-67
Kansas falls short
in Classic loss
Kansan fle photo
Kaylee Brown, senior guard, goes up for a shot against Northeastern in
Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas competes against UMKC at 7 tonight in Allen
Fieldhouse.
Jayhawks hope
to stay perfect
First-half run
swings game
for St. Joe’s
Six-of-19 free-throw shooting haunts Kansas
Houston Cougars
2005 regular
season schedule:
By Ryan Colaianni
rcolaianni@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK — Late in the
first half with his team up 12
points, Bill Self used a mo-
tivational tactic and told his
team that Kansas could end
the half up 15 or only five.
The half ended even worse
than the Kansas men’s bas-
ketball coach imagined. Kan-
sas went into the locker room
only up three points.
St. Joseph’s went on an 8-
0 run to finish the first half.
That run included a three
pointer from St. Joseph’s se-
nior guard Dwayne Lee at the
buzzer.
“We lost the game in the
last two minutes of the first
half. We are up 11 and go in
up three. That was the differ-
ence in the game,” Self said.
“Instead of having all of the
momentum at halftime we
gave it to St. Joe’s.”
Kansas built leads of 13
and 12 in the game.
The 13-point lead came six
minutes into the game, thanks
to the hot shooting of fresh-
man guard Brandon Rush,
who had 10 early points to
lead Kansas to a 17-4 lead.
St. Joseph’s fought back
and cut the lead to three.
Kansas built a 12-point
lead with less than three min-
utes remaining in the half,
but Lee’s shot helped St. Joe’s
gain momentum to start the
second half.
The Hawks carried the mo-
mentum of Lee’s three-point-
er to the second half and took
the lead with 17:41 remaining
in the game.
That lead enabled St. Joe’s
to control the tempo of the
game, and the Hawks only
trailed once from that point
on.
“I think we never recovered
from playing from behind the
rest of the game,” sophomore
guard Russell Robinson said.
Kansas freshman Micah
Downs said the team need-
ed to stay focused for two
halves.
“We put together a first half
and come out like we did, but
then we have to carry it over,”
Downs said.
He added that except for
the team’s exhibition games,
this was the first time Kansas
played a solid first half.
Kansas didn’t help its cause
in the second half when it at-
tempted to get back in the
game.
The Jayhawks went 4-of-14
from the foul line during the
second half.
“I guess we will be practic-
ing some free throws when we
get back to Lawrence,” Downs
said. “We just have to get our
heads right and focus in when
we are on the line, especially
when it is down the stretch
like that in close games.”
The Jayhawks relied on the
three-point shot throughout
the game and received little
post play from sophomore
forwards C.J. Giles and Sasha
Kaun.
The duo combined for
just nine points and four re-
bounds.
— Edited by Kellis Robinett
Rylan Howe/KANSAN
Sophomore forward C.J. Giles goes up for a shot against St. Joseph’s senior forward Dave Mallon on Tuesday night
at Madison Square Garden during the Jimmy V Classic. The Jayhawks lost the game 70-67.
t Fort wortH bowl
twomen’s basketball
sports 2B the University Daily Kansan weDnesDay, DecemBer 7, 2005
TODAY
F Women’s basketball vs. UMKC, 7 p.m., Allen
Fieldhouse
SATURDAY
F Men’s basketball vs. California, 11 a.m., Kemper
Arena, Kansas City, Mo.
SUNDAY
F Women’s basketball vs. Wisconsin, 1 p.m., Allen
Fieldhouse
athletics calendar
FootBall
Kansas football coach Mark Mangino recruited
high school safety Olaitan Oguntodu to play for
Kansas next season.
Mangino received a verbal commitment from
the Mesquite, Texas, native on Monday, rivals.com
reported. Oguntodu is a three-star recruit and is
ranked 26th of all high school safeties in the coun-
try, according to rivals.com.
“The fact that Kansas had been recruiting me
for a long time made a big difference,” Oguntodu
told rivals.com. “Deciding to give a commitment to
Kansas was just a gut feeling, and I decided to go
with my gut. My family and I couldn’t be happier
with the decision that I have made.”
Oguntodu chose Kansas over Boston College,
Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma State, UTEP and Tulsa.
— Ryan Colaianni
Over in a New York minute
Rylan Howe/KANSAN
Sophomore center C.J. Giles and senior forward Christian Moody sit through the fnal moments of the game. Giles had seven points and Moody just two during 14 minutes of
play. The Jayhawks lost to the St. Joseph’s Hawks 67-70 last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
FFreshman guard Bran-
don Rush confrmed
that the NCAA is inves-
tigating him for actions
that took place while he
was considering enter-
ing the NBA Draft.
Rush said the NCAA
interviewed him about
a month ago. Rush ac-
cepted fights from NBA
teams when he had indi-
vidual workouts, before
deciding to play for Kan-
sas. Rush said he did
not use funds from his
brother Kareem Rush to
fund the trips. He said
the situation had been
straightened out.
FSophomore guard
Russell Robinson, who
grew up in New York,
had about 20 friends
and family attend the
game last night.
F Kansas came into the
game shooting 73.3 per-
cent, but yesterday’s 31.6
percent was by far their
worst performance on
the season.
F St. Joseph’s had a large
contingent of students
behind a basket cheering
on the team. The Hawks’
band also made the trip
from Philadelphia.
— Ryan Colaianni
Kansas Jayhawks notebook
Big 12 BasKetBall
MANHATTAN — Twiggy McIntyre scored 21
points and Shalee Lehning tied a school record
with 20 rebounds as Kansas State beat Louisi-
ana Tech 77-66 on Tuesday night.
Lehning, a 5-foot-9 freshman guard, added
nine points and eight assists, nearly becoming
the sixth player in Big 12 history to record a
triple-double.
Kimberly Dietz added 16 points and freshman
Marlies Gipson 14 for the Wildcats (5-1), who
trailed by one at halftime.
Aarica Ray-Boyd hit fve 3-pointers and
scored 16 points to lead Louisiana Tech, which
entered the game 63-7 against Big 12 teams.
— The Associated Press
Kansas St. 77, Louisiana Tech 66
Safety verbally commits to Kansas
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Henrickson said it was more for the fans than any-
one else.
The offense has carried the team through the sea-
son, averaging 77.8 points per game.
“I think we’re at a better place offensively,” she said.
“Last year we had a shopping list of things making me
crabby.”
The Jayhawks will focus on improving their defense.
So far, they have held opponents to 57.2 points a game,
but they have a tendency to get in foul trouble.
Sophomore forward Taylor McIntosh, said the dif-
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This year the team has survived a 70-68 game
against Detroit on Nov. 22 and a 70-65 victory against
Northeastern Nov. 27.
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televised on Metro Sports.
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A legendary career
By John nadel
The associaTed press
LOS ANGELES — If USC
defeats Texas in the Rose Bowl,
the argument can be made that
Trojan quarterback Matt Leinart
will fnish his career as the best
quarterback in college football
history for one simple reason —
the Trojans’ incredible record.
Right now, USC is 37-1 with
Leinart at the helm. The lone
loss was a 34-31 triple-overtime
setback at California on Sept.
27, 2003.
“It just feels like we can’t lose
with him,” USC offensive tackle
Winston Justice said. “He’s just
so poised. When other quarter-
backs would probably freeze up,
Matt doesn’t freeze up.”
Leinart hadn’t thrown a pass
at USC when he became the
Trojans’ starting quarterback in
2003. He passed for 3,556 yards
and 38 touchdowns with nine
interceptions as a sophomore;
3,322 yards and 33 touchdowns
with six interceptions last year,
and 3,450 yards and 27 touch-
downs with seven interceptions
this season with one game left.
Although teammate Reggie
Bush appears to be the front-
runner to win this year’s Heis-
man, which will be awarded
Saturday in New York, Leinart
believes he’s much better now
than he was last season.
USC coach Pete Carroll
agrees.
“There is no doubt,” Car-
roll said. “How many 300-yard
games did he have last year?”
The answer is two. This year,
Leinart has passed for 300 or
more yards in six games.
“That’s just one barometer,”
Carroll said. “He’s much more
controlled. Everything about
him is better, every single as-
pect. He is stronger, faster. His
arm is great, his understand-
ing, his confdence, his speed,
his quickness, and his ability to
make decisions and get rid of
the football, and his ability to
audible.”
Leinart, though, said he’ll be
happy to present his teammate
with the Heisman.
“He’s got my vote,” Leinart
said of Bush, whose 554 yards
rushing in the last two games are
the most ever by a USC player in
back-to-back games.
As a Heisman winner, Leinart
is one of the voters.
“I won last year, and I’m ex-
cited to go back so I can give
him the hug he gave me,” Lein-
art said.
Leinart passed up the oppor-
tunity to become an instant mil-
lionaire last January by deciding
to return to USC for his senior
year rather than making himself
available for the NFL draft.
Leinart fgures to be among
the top picks in April’s NFL
draft. He’ll be remembered at
USC for more than just being an
exceptional player.
“It’s just been a blessing to
play with someone like Matt,”
Bush said. “He defnitely will be
remembered as one of the great-
est quarterbacks to play college
football.”
Ted S. Warren/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
USC quarterback Matt Leinart drops back to pass in the frst quarter against Washington, in this Oct. 22 fle photo, at
Husky Stadium in Seattle. There were defnitely some bumps along the way, but Leinart says he’s never once regret-
ted his decision to play his senior year at USC instead of becoming an instant millionaire by turning pro. He put up
even better numbers than last season, when he won the Heisman Trophy.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005: Your focus
will be on the quality of your life this
year. Home, security and drawing
more happiness will be high priorities.
Taking frequent timeouts will be very
helpful as you decide on your priorities.
You could make some tough decisions
about what you want to keep and what
you want to let go of in your life. Act
on these decisions, as you will begin a
whole new life cycle your next birthday
year. If you are single, you might not
meet the right person until this new
beginning, though you could grow a lot
within a bond during this year. If you
are attached, spending quality time
with your sweetie can heat up your
love life and add to the existing glue be-
tween you. PISCES can be an anchor.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)
HHH Some downtime will help you
focus on what you need to do. Some
of you might be concerned about f-
nances, while others will worry about
completing their to-do lists. Curb com-
munication and/or ask a key support
for help. A surprising insight heads in
your direction. Tonight: Early to bed.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
HHHHH Sometimes being a leader
can be exhausting. Emphasize the
richer parts of your life -- your rela-
tionships and friendships. Your efforts
will ultimately make a big difference.
Tonight: Happy with your friends.
Someone could be full of surprises.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
HHH Touch base with others before
making a decision. You might have
a good sense of what is necessary
to make a situation work. Emphasize
others when making choices. Let
others think that they are part of your
directive. Tonight: Take the lead.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
HHHH If you don’t like what you
hear, fnd other solutions. Your creativ-
ity and ingenuity come out quickly.
Your intuitive sense comes forward.
You’re unusually tuned in right now.
Your follow-through counts. Tonight:
Follow the music.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
HHHH Work with others indepen-
dently and individually. You might fnd
that your imagination, as well as your
associates’ imaginations, could be an
incredible resource. You are coming
from a secure position. You build
security through relating. Tonight:
Togetherness could bring surprising
results.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
HHHHH You fnd that others take
action. In fact, the wise move would
be to say little and try not to be overly
assertive. How you visualize a work/
home project can come to fruition, but
not right away. A smile relays much
more than words. Tonight: Let others
run the show.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
HHHHH You might be unusually
playful right now, but those who are
more serious-minded might not ap-
preciate this attitude. Sensitivity could
increase your earning capacity. Will-
ingly incorporate a novel idea. Giving
100 percent comes back in multiples.
Tonight: Put in that extra effort if need
be.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
HHHHH You have what it takes,
if you just work from instinct. The
end results could be very success-
ful. Your intellect, personality and
imagination merge to make you an
unbeatable force. Now, what would
you like to focus on? Tonight: Smile
away.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
HHH Take the lead when handling
an emotional situation that permeates
your day. In fact, if you tap into your
intuitive side, you will naturally do and
say the right thing. Your intuition rules.
Tonight: Anchored.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
HHHH You get what you want just
by asking. How easy is that? Tap into
your imagination with friends or co-
workers. What seems like a silly idea
actually might become quite viable.
Keep your goals in mind. Tonight: As
you wish. (Yes, just ask.)
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
HHHHH Your ideas stimulate those
who count, as well as many of your
pals. Get-togethers are nothing but fun
right now. Just let it hang out. Be sen-
sitive to a fnancial offer. Actually, you
could be looking at a boom. Tonight:
Leader of the gang.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
HHHHH You could feel like a rock ‘n’
roll star, if your thinking went in that
direction. In whatever situation, you
are the decisive force leading those
around you. Use your dynamic energy
positively. Tonight: As you wish.
Seth Bundy/KANSAN
Sam Hemphill/KANSAN
“Comet’s on Cupid, Donner’s on Vixen.”
PEOPlE
GENEVA — Brigitte Bar-
dot renewed her attack on
Canada’s annual seal hunt in
a mock trial staged by animal-
rights activists.
“I will never ease up. I want
to see a result before my
death,” said the 71-year-old
former flm star. Bardot played
the lead prosecutor during
Monday’s mock court, which
had no legal recognition. The
court “ordered” Canada to
halt the hunt and urged other
countries to boycott Canada.
Animal rights activists say
that baby seals are clubbed to
death and often skinned alive,
but sealers and government
offcials who monitor the hunt
insist the pups die instantly,
under strict guidelines.
— The Associated Press
BRUSSELS, Belgium— Colin
Firth presented the European
Union with a “Make Trade Fair”
petition with more than 10
million signatures collected by
Oxfam International, a group
that lobbies for fairer trade.
The petition, presented
Monday to EU Trade Commis-
sion, urges the EU to consider
the world’s poor at a World
Trade Organization ministe-
rial meeting in Hong Kong
this month. Dubbed the “Big
Noise,” it was signed by peo-
ple in more than 200 countries,
more than 80 percent of them
from the developing world.
“We offer this as a counter
to the corporate voices of op-
portunism,” he said.
— The Associated Press
Celebrity’s mock trial
demands animal rights
A “Big Noise” heard
by European Union
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KANSANCLASSIFIEDS In a Class of its Own.
sports 6B the University Daily Kansan weDnesDay, DecemBer 7, 2005
t NFL
By Doug Tucker
The AssociATed Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Want
a great running back?
Just put Priest Holmes on
your roster and sit back and
wait. Great ones follow Holmes
everywhere he goes.
He was an established colle-
giate star at Texas when Ricky
Williams showed up and stole
the spotlight.
A few years later at Baltimore,
Jamal Lewis quickly beat Hol-
mes out of his job and led the
league one season with a whop-
ping 2,066 yards.
So Holmes again went look-
ing for a home. He found one in
Kansas City and wound up scor-
ing an NFL-record 27 touch-
downs in 2003.
But then the Chiefs drafted
running back Larry Johnson.
Since Holmes went out for
the year with head and neck
trauma, Johnson has rushed for
more than 100 yards fve straight
weeks and helped propel the
Chiefs into the playoff chase.
The past three games, start-
ing with a team-record 211-yard
effort at Houston, Johnson has
amassed 470 yards.
After spending the frst half
the season sharing carries with
Holmes, Johnson has rocketed
to sixth among the league’s top
rushers with 1,108 yards. His
5-yard per-carry average is ex-
ceeded by only one of the top 20
rushers.
With a tough and angry run-
ning style that seems to refect
his personality, the Penn State
product has led the NFL since
Nov. 1, with 709 yards.
“There’s been some unbeliev-
able (running backs) — Gale
Sayers, Marshall Faulk. This guy
is, I think, going to go into that
category one day,” coach Dick
Vermeil said Tuesday.
A rare combination of power
and speed, Johnson seems to
have added the one ingredient
he had been missing: cunning.
“I think he could become a
dominating type player,” Ver-
meil said, “because of the physi-
calness within his framework.
And he has great stamina.”
Johnson steals spotlight in Holmes’ absence
Kansas City
Chiefs running
back Larry
Johnson (27)
makes his way
around Denver
Broncos’ Ian
Gold for a short
gain in the frst
quarter Sunday.
Johnson rushed
for 140 yards
and had two
touchdowns in
the Chiefs’ 31-27
victory.
Ed Zurga/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS