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Setting the bar high
The Kansas Athletics
Department’s new
five-year plan aims to
increase football rev-
enues, maintain and
recruit “high value”
coaches, recruit more
female staff, and to raise
fundraising. Page 1B
Confidential information exposed
Applicants using the online form for student hous-
ing were informed that their confidential informa-
tion may have been exposed to the public. Page 8a
New dean hired
Joseph Steinmetz will be the new dean of the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He will begin
his duties on July 1. Page 2a
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Did you miss the Fort Worth Bowl? No time to catch the men’s and women’s basketball teams’ games
during winter break? The men’s basketball team went from a high — beating Kentucky — to a low — los-
ing to K-State and Missouri. The football team won it’s first bowl game in a decade. The Kansan was here
(and there) and has the stats, the photos and the moments you missed. PageS 2B, 3B, 6B aNd 7B.
t med centeR
By Catherine OdsOn
codson@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
The American Cancer Soci-
ety estimates that enough Kan-
sans died of cancer in 2005 to
overfll Biology 100, Econom-
ics 104, Geology 171, Math
105 and Sociology 104 lectures
in room 120 of Budig Hall, as
well as one full Western Civi-
lization lecture and Speech-
Language-Hearing 261 class in
the Dole Human Development
Center.
Those 5,370 deaths, paired
with nearly 13,000 newly diag-
nosed cancer cases in Kansas,
fueled Governor Kathleen Se-
belius’ pledge of $5 million to
the University of Kansas Cancer
Center. Her proposal was part
of the budget proposed to the
Legislature the following week.
Sebelius, who lost an aunt
and both parents-in-law to the
disease, declared a state war on
cancer during a press confer-
ence Jan. 6 at the University of
Kansas Medical Center, home of
the cancer center.
Cancer diminishes “the quali-
ty of life for too many Kansans,”
Sebelius said at the press con-
ference. “Kansans deserve and
should have access to the best
cancer care in the world.”
Roy Jensen, director of the
cancer center, said the funds
could support additional re-
search and additional cancer
care across the state of Kansas.
Jensen said the increased
budget could be crafted to sup-
port new faculty and post-doc-
toral researchers as well as more
clinical trials across the state of
Kansas. The Midwest Cancer
Alliance, a network providing
cancer services throughout the
state, would also receive funds
and serve as a system to project
the center’s work to all Kan-
sans.
Barbara Atkinson, executive
dean and vice chancellor for
the Med Center, said the money
would also beneft the develop-
ment of new therapeutic cancer
drugs at the School of Pharmacy.
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Sebelius funds
fght on cancer
t lawRence
t couRts
By Mike MOstaffa
mmostaffa@kansan.com
Kansanstaff writer
Matt Zenner rocked gently in
his chair Wednesday in a Johnson
County courtroom, anxiously wait-
ing for the judge to set a trial date
for the murder of his wife Teri, a
former KU graduate student.
Not more than fve feet away
from Zenner sat the man charged
with killing his wife, 18-year-old
Andrew Ellmaker. While Zenner
sat with a group of family and
friends, Ellmaker sat between two
prison guards, slowly moving his
chair left to right and staring at the
ground with a lifeless gaze.
Zenner and his family appeared
to be taking the tragic events in
stride but admitted that seeing Ell-
maker was emotionally tough.
“A part of you wants to jump
over that rail and take revenge,
but then you’ll be the one sitting in
handcuffs,” Zenner said.
After meeting with both attor-
neys the judge set a trial date for
June 19, just two months before the
two-year anniversary of Zenner’s
death. Along with the trial date,
see TRIAL oN pAge 5A
Date set for trial in
killing of KU student
Community shocked by ‘meanest’ title
Jared gab/KaNSaN
Homeless Lawrence resident Tommy Smith, left, with danny and Vickie goodwin, enjoys the hospitality of the Lawrence Interdenomina-
tional Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) on Thursday afternoon. LINK began its services in 1985.
By kristen JarBOe
kjarboe@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
Lawrence’s new title: second
meanest city in the treatment of
the homeless. The title was giv-
en Wed., Jan. 11 by the National
Coalition for the Homeless and
the National Law Center on
Homelessness and Poverty.
But with the work of servic-
es such as the Salvation Army,
Lawrence Interdenominational
Nutrition Kitchen (LINK) and
Jubilee Café, Salvation Army
Shelter Manager Matthew Faulk
was surprised at the placement.
“That ranking was ridicu-
lous,” Faulk said. “Meanest …
What does that mean? You can’t
make a deduction like that.”
According to the National Co-
alition for the Homeless Web site,
the rankings are based on one or
more of the following criteria: the
number of anti-homeless laws in
the city, the enforcement of those
laws and severities of penalties, the
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t aRts
Singing prisoners to perform at local church
By deJuan atway
datway@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
Freedom is an elusive aspiration
for inmates at Lansing Correctional
Facility. Prison offcials monitor every
aspect of their lives, telling them when
to eat, sleep and work.
But 20 of those inmates fnd free-
dom through song.
They are known as the East Hill Sing-
ers, and they will perform a concert en-
titled “How Can I Keep From Singing”
at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian
Church, 2415 Clinton Parkway.
The chorus received its name from
the minimum security east wing unit
of the correctional facility where the
prisoners reside. The group consists
of about 20 inmates and anywhere
from 30 to 50 volunteer singers from
metropolitan Kansas City, Topeka
and Lawrence areas.
The East Hill Singers are a part
of Arts in Prison Inc., a Kansas City,
Kan., organization that specializes
in programs for inmates. The non-
proft organization offers curricula
such as creative writing, gardening,
guitar lessons and drama.
Elvera Voth, the founder of Arts
in Prison Inc. and conductor of the
chorus, said the chorus helped build
confdence among the inmates.
“When I started Arts in Prison, I real-
ized how much need there is in the pris-
on system for the arts,” she said. “The
time they spend in the singing program
and other programs will help them learn
more about themselves. Some of these
guys will be our neighbors.”
The chorus stretches the vocal
landscape and encompasses several
genres, from rap to classical music
to American folk songs. The inmates
also offer personal narrations about
their lives during the concert.
Nancy Meis, executive director
of Arts in Prison Inc., said the choir
served the purpose of providing
hope to the inmates and the belief
that they could readjust to life once
they were released from prison.
“So many inmates have told us
that it has changed their lives,” she
said. “It sounds surprising to hear
that about an art class.”
The group’s most recent perfor-
mance, held Jan. 8 at Blessed Sacra-
ment Church in Kansas City, Kan., was
met with some opposition. A group of
about 50 people showed up at the door
of the packed church to kneel and pray
the rosary in disapproval of the concert
being held in a Catholic church, ac-
cording to The Kansas City Kansan.
Linda Bridges, the offce adminis-
trator of First Presbyterian Church,
said she believed Sunday’s concert
would be an enlightening experience
for everyone in attendance.
“They have an excellent reputation,
and the church is looking forward to
the event,” she said. “Prison ministry is
something we have wanted to do for a
while; it presents an opportunity for the
gentlemen to reconcile with society.”
— Edited by Frank Tankard
JOnathan kealing
jkealing@kansan.com
Just the fact that you’ve picked up this paper and
are reading this column puts you in the company of
an ever-shrinking number of Americans.
Readership and circulation for printed
newspapers has plummeted. And even though
we’re free and available for students at sites near
where they live or go to class, we are encounter-
ing the same situation.
We’re not going to stand still and watch these
declines happen at The University Daily Kansan.
Turn to page 6A and you’ll fnd the Japanese
numbers puzzle, Sudoku. It’ll join the cryptoquip
we introduced last semester and the crossword
puzzle.
Also, visit kansan.com and you’ll see an entirely
new look to the online version of our paper. The site
has blogs and has been rearranged to emphasize the
content we’re confdent members of the community
want to read. We’ve also added a comment feature to
stories so readers can communicate with each other.
We’re making changes with what we cover, too.
We want to write in a way that is more personal.
A lot of this is done with the intention of getting
students to be a part of the newsgathering process.
During the semester, you’ll see a greater emphasis
on answering your questions. If you see something
newsworthy on campus, call our newsroom at 864-
4810 and let us know. Then, go online and look for a
story. We want you to help us with your eyes and ears.
In short, we’re trying new approaches to give you a
product you want to read. Tell us what you think.
You’ll fnd some of these changes in your newspa-
per today, but others will come soon.
And remember, this newspaper is exclusively the
work of students. We make all the decisions and our
colleagues in advertising generate substantially all of
the money we spend.
We put our homework, our reputation and
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F Kealing is a Chesterfeld, Mo., junior in journalism
and political science. He is Kansan editor.
This semester,
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Index
Comics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6A
Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7B
Crossword. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6A
Horoscopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6A
Opinion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7A
Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1B
F August 17th, 2004 - Teri
Zenner found dead
F August 18th, 2004
- Ellmaker charged with
first degree murder and
aggravated battery
F October 5th, 2004 – An-
drew Ellmaker found
competent in compe-
tency trial
F March 21, 2005 – Courts
rule Ellmaker will be tried
as an adult
F September 06, 2005
Defense attorney fles mo-
tion to administer lack of
mental state defense
F March 19th, 2006 - Sched-
uling conference
F April 19th, 2006 - Motion
hearings
F June 19th, 2006 - Murder
trial will start
Sources: Court documents,
the Lawrence Journal-World
and The University Daily Kansan
trial timeline
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Beakend
By DaviD armstrong
editor@kansan.com
KansanCorrespondent
If you’re back in town and
looking to get down to some local
sounds, then look no further than
Lawrence’s very own downtown.
Whether you’re an experienced
rocker that knows every venue in
Lawrence, or have always wanted
to catch a live show but never got
around to it, tonight will be a great
opportunity to check out the music
scene on Massachusetts Street.
Though the music scene is not
limited to downtown, a plethora of
local artists will perform at venues
up and down Massachusetts Street
tonight. Literally, all of these ven-
ues are within one block of each
other.
Red Lyon Tavern, 944 Massa-
chusetts St., is more of an Irish pub
than a music venue, but it makes
exceptions. The band Rowan, de-
scribed by the bartender as a “tra-
ditional Irish band,” will start the
night off at 5:30 p.m.
You’ll need the next few hours
to rest up if you want to get down
on a serious groove for the rest
of the night. The second round
of local sounds start with a CD
release party at The Granada
Theater, 1020 Massachusetts St.
Tri Point Paradox is the main
act, but you won’t want to miss
The Brody Buster Band before-
hand. Arguably Lawrence’s best
harmonica player, Brody Buster
and his band will begin with
what Brody calls a “rocky-blues”
feel. Tri Point Paradox is calm-
ing, yet exciting, with a climac-
tic-rock funky soul sound that is
poetically spun and relaxing. The
show starts at 9 p.m. and admis-
sion is $4.
If you want to mix it up a bit,
a great deal of music is yet to be
heard. Two more local shows start
at 10 p.m. at venues directly across
the street from one another.
At The Jackpot Saloon, 943
Massachusetts St., for $4 ($6 if
you’re under 21) you get to see
three bands. The headlining act,
Paper Airplanes, is from Wichita,
but Long Division and Davan
are both local. Paper Airplanes
refers to itself as Indie Pop,
which makes sense, because the
band is infuenced by ’60s Pop
and Indie Rock and compares its
sound to bands such as Built to
Spill and Pavement. Davan feels
somewhat wanderlust in an al-
most clairvoyant, similar to the
band TV on the Radio way, start-
ing peculiarly slow, yet tempting
the listener into a trusty fnish.
Long Division is a harder rock
band that shows lots of emotion,
transitioning in and out of head
banging and head nodding.
For a buck a band, head across
the street to The Replay Lounge,
946 Massachusetts St., where fa-
mous Lawrence bands Ad Astra
Per Aspera and Conner will also
take the stage at 10 p.m. Con-
ner is friendly to the ears with a
touch of pop and light punk. Ad
Astra Per Aspera has properly
named itself because the band
rocks with a multidimensional
emphasis, bringing psychoso-
matic movement into a mysteri-
ously confrming intensity.
If you’re not diggin’ what you’re
hearing throughout the night, just
hop on over to another venue. You
may feel like you’re wasting your
money by only listening to a song
or two and then leaving, but think
of it this way: At least you are sup-
porting your local bands, checking
out the downtown music commu-
nity and taking a chance to give
yourself something new to listen
to.
(Information gathered from
www.lawrence.com and confrmed
by venues and band Web sites, in-
cluding www.myspace.com)
— Edited by Lindsey St. Clair
“Never put off until tomorrow
what you can do the day after
tomorrow.” — Mark Twain
“Q
uote
of the
Day”
Ohio, which is remembered as the 17th state in the union, techni-
cally was not admitted into the union until 150 years after its reco-
gonized inception. When President Jefferson recgonized Ohio as a
state in 1803, the custom of declaring statehood through Congress was
not yet established. After researchers fgured this out, President Eisen-
hower signed an act that fxed this mistake on August 7, 1953, which
established that Ohio was admitted as a state on March 1, 1803.
Source: www.reference.com
Fact of the day
t Lawrence
Fire causes blanket of smoke
Kansan staff report
editor@kansan.com
Smoke from a large house fre
stretched from Clinton Parkway
north to Sixth Street and south to
31st Street on Wednesday.
One KU student reported the
odor of smoke was discernible
from inside her house more than
three blocks away. Another said
the roads surrounding the area
were patchy with smoke.
No one was injured but the
damage to a family’s home, ap-
peared extensive.
The house is in the 4400 block of
W. 24th Place, near Clinton Park-
way and Inverness Road. The fre
started in the basement. The cause
was under investigation, said Jerry
Karr, Lawrence-Douglas County
Fire and Medical division chief.
Firefghters spent more than an
hour-and-a-half trying to gain con-
trol of the blaze. Eventually they
knocked out portions of the door
and cut holes into the side of the
house to combat the fre.
“Basement fres are really hard.
Any time you have a basement fre,
it’s hard to gain access,” Karr said.
Karr said six people were at
home when the fre began, fve
children and one adult. Chris Gil-
lespie, the home’s owner, said as
soon as he smelled smoke, he got
his children out of the house. He
also took the cars from the garage.
Jen Banks, Buffalo Grove, Ill.,
sophomore, lives in The Legends
apartment complex on West 24th
Street. The house neighbors the
apartments on the west side of the
building.
Instead of the smoke, it was the
large gathering of people outside
that caught her attention. She even-
tually drove out to see the effects of
smoke on the road herself.
“We’re on the other side so it
didn’t really bother us,” Banks said.
“I just know there was really thick
smoke on the road.”

— Alissa Bauer and Jonathan
Kealing contributed to this story.
Edited by Gabriella Souza
Jared Gab/KANSAN
Lawrence fre department chaplain the Rev. Paul Taylor talks with Chris Gil-
lespie after a fre started in his basement at 4429 W 24th Place Wednesday.
t administratiOn
Dean hired; provost candidate to visit
Virginia Sapiro was announced as the frst
of fve fnalists in the provost search yester-
day.
Sapiro, 54, is currently at the University of
Wisconsin. Madison is serving as interim pro-
vost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
as well as associate vice chancellor for teach-
ing and learning.
“She is going to be the frst candidate of
what the committee feels is a very distin-
guished group of candidates,” said Jeff Aube,
chairman of the provost search committee
and professor of medicinal chemistry. “I think
that everybody involved in the University is
looking for somebody who can serve the en-
tire University of Kansas and somebody who
can do so fairly and responsibly.”
On Monday, Sapiro will begin her three-
day visit to campus with a public presentation
at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics from
4 to 5 p.m., followed by a public reception.
“I’ve heard a lot of great things about the
University and about the campus and about
Lawrence, but I’ve never been there, so this is
going to be a very exciting trip for me,” Sapiro
said.
Nick Sterner, Student Senate president and
search committee member, said that it was
important for students, faculty and staff to at-
tend the public sessions and read the online
information about the candidates.
“The feedback part of this process is the
most integral part,” Sterner said.
The four additional candidates will visit
campus between Feb. 1 and Feb. 14.
— Melinda Ricketts
By melinDa ricKetts
mricketts@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
Joseph Steinmetz, who will take over as
dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sci-
ences in July, describes himself as an avid
reader and a terrible golf player. He has a
wife of 30 years, two sons and a startlingly
pleasant laugh.
He is leaving Indiana University after al-
most two decades as the executive associate
dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to
take over his new position at the Univer-
sity.
Barbara Romzek, interim dean of the
College, said that Indiana University and
the University of Kansas are “similar institu-
tions with a similar student profle.”
“I think his background will serve him
well and he’ll surely be able to step in at KU
fairly quickly,” Romzek said.
Romzek has served as interim dean since
Kim Wilcox left the position last July to be-
come provost at Michigan State University.
Romzek will continue as dean until Stein-
metz assumes the position on July 1.
Steinmetz began at Indiana as a psychol-
ogy professor, then moved on to serve as the
chair of the department for 10 years. He has
worked recently in the dean’s offce, frst as
a senior adviser and then in the executive
associate dean position that he currently oc-
cupies.
Steinmetz’s areas of study include clini-
cal science, neural science and cognitive
science. He said he intended to move his
neural science lab to Kan-
sas and hoped to eventu-
ally teach.
“I think it was a com-
bination of his overall ex-
perience in terms of his
academic career, teaching,
research and administra-
tive experience and his
ability to describe a clear
vision of the future for the
college at KU,” chemistry professor Craig
Lunte said. Lunte served on the search
committee that selected Steinmetz as a re-
placement for Wilcox.
Steinmetz said that he was exceedingly
accessible and that he greatly valued insights
from faculty and students. Rather than fo-
cusing on making any major changes, he
said he planned to “strengthen and aggres-
sively move forward” existing programs.
“I think the worst thing to do is just be
complacent and stand still with departments
and programs that are there. I think it’s re-
ally important that you continue to try to get
good programs even better,” Steinmetz said.
Regarding tuition increases, Steinmetz
pointed out that all state institutions are strug-
gling as a result of decreases in state funding.
The major way to compensate for such def-
ciencies would be through tuition, as long as
the tuition improved the experience.
“I think that students in general don’t mind
tuition increments if they’re getting some-
thing for those increments,” Steinmetz said.
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friday, january 20, 2006 The universiTy daily Kansan 3a news
By Fred A. dAvis iii
fdavis@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
Prospective Jayhawks look-
ing to enroll at the University
of Kansas in fall 2007 will have
an additional item to complete
with their admissions package:
a writing component.
At the monthly Kansas Board
of Regents Meeting in Topeka
on Wednesday, David Shulen-
burger, provost and executive
vice chancellor, proposed the
measure that would make the
writing component a required
part of admissions.
As part of the proposal, six
of the universities within the
Kansas Board of Regents, as
well as Washburn University
in Topeka, would require the
ACT or SAT writing test as
part of the admissions process.
One member school, Fort Hays
State University, already has its
own writing test that it admin-
isters to students at orientation.
Therefore, the regents left it to
the discretion of each universi-
ty to decide whether the would
require the ACT or SAT from
students.
The writing test itself is a
relatively new feature of both
the ACT and SAT. The ACT
began offering the writing test
as an optional 30-minute essay
for an additional $14 last year.
The essay is optional because
not all universities require a
student to submit the written
component for admissions,
said Ken Gullette, director of
media relations for the ACT.
The writing test for the SAT
exam is mandatory.
The purpose behind adding
the written component to the
admissions process was not to
deter students from attending
KU, according to Shulenberger.
Instead, he said it would serve as
a tool for advisors to determine
a prospective student’s writ-
ing comprehension and to help
with placement. Also, state law
establishes admissions criteria,
making it illegal to use the writ-
ing score as a grounds for ac-
ceptance to the university since
it is not a part of the pre-existing
admissions criteria.
Currently, only four other Big
12 schools - Baylor, Texas, Texas
A&M and Texas Tech - require
a student to submit the writing
test. The requirement began last
year at those schools.
— Edited by Erick R. Schmidt
By Nicole Kelley
nkelley@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
For the average student, col-
lege is an expensive experience
in which textbooks account for
a signifcant part of that over-
all cost. The Governmental
Accountability Offce recently
reported that the price of text-
books and supplies has risen at
twice the rate of infation during
the past two decades. It now ac-
counts for about 26 percent of
tuition and fees for a four-year
public institution.
Student Senate has joined
Student Public Interest Re-
search Groups, a national orga-
nization, to contact publishers
to stop bundling. Bundling is
packaging textbooks with ad-
ditional material related to the
same topic. Senate also contact-
ed the organization to stop the
release of unnecessary new edi-
tions that cause textbook prices
to rise.
The textbook issue is start-
ing to gain national attention
as more universities join in and
write resolutions of their own,
said Hannah Love, Dodge City
sophomore and College of Lib-
eral Arts and Sciences Senator.
Love said they were trying
to get publishers to understand
that additional materials includ-
ed in the bundles, such as CD-
ROMs, were driving up the cost
of new books in ways that only
benefted the publishers. She
said that a majority of the time
bundling was not necessary and
that was why they were encour-
aging publishers to change.
“They wouldn’t be getting
snippy with us if they weren’t
worried about it,” said Love.
“They were of course going
to deny it because that’s how
they make their profts. They
are increasing their profts, so
obviously they are doing some-
thing.”
Bruce Hildebrand, executive
director of higher education for
the Association of American
Publishers, said that the reason
more bundles were being used
was because the publishers
were beginning to take on new
responsibilities.
In the past, universities
would provide extra course ma-
terials such as language work-
books and study guides. Now
that schools are no longer doing
this, publishers have taken over
and are now offering these as
bundles.
In addition to contacting the
publishers directly, Student Sen-
ate is trying to encourage more
professors to let the bookstores
know which books they will
be using as early as possible so
more used books can be found.
“Professors actually create the
textbook market. We really value
their participation in this process
because we know they want to
keep prices low for students,” said
Tim Norris, director of bookstores
for the KU Memorial Unions.
When professors get their
adoptions turned in sooner, it
allows the bookstores to buy
more books back at the end of
the semester saving students
even more money.
“This is the most immediate
band aid that we can use to cover
up the big problem. It’s no where
near the solution that needs to
be happening,” Love said.
— Edited by Meghan Miller
On Campus
FThe Department of Human
Resources and Equal Opportu-
nity is holding a workshop on
“Cultivating a Positive Attitude
at Work” from 11:30 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. today in the Jayhawk
Room of the Kansas Union.
FBrent Steele, assistant profes-
sor of political science, is hold-
ing a seminar on “Peace, War,
& Global Change” at 4:00 p.m.
today in the Seminar Room of
the Hall Center for Humanities.
FThe University Theatre and
English Alternative Theatre are
presenting the play “An Army
of One” by Zacory Boatright at
7:30 p.m. at the Crafton-Preyer
Theatre in Murphy Hall. Tickets
are available for $10 to $12.
Campus
The Robert J. Dole Institute
of Politics announced “First
Woman President” as the title
of its new presidential lecture
series Thursday.
The series will discuss
when and how a woman
president will be elected in
the United States, how a
woman campaigns differ-
ently than a man and whom
the first woman president
might be.
The series will feature an
entirely female cast of Celinda
Lake and Kellyanne Conway,
pollsters and authors, Eleanor
Clift, an author, former Massa-
chusetts Gov. Jane Swift, and
former New Hampshire Gov.
Jeanne Shaheen.
The series kicks off Feb-
ruary 7 with Carol Mose-
ley-Braun, the frst African-
American woman elected
to the U.S. Senate and John
Kerry’s challenger for the
2004 Democratic presidential
nomination.
— Anne Weltmer
Nobel Prize winner
to speak at Spencer
Frank Wilczek, a winner of
the 2004 Nobel Prize in phys-
ics, is scheduled to present
“The Universe is a Strange
Place” at 7:30 p.m. today in
the Spencer Museum of Art
auditorium. The event is free
and open to the public.
Wilczek won the Nobel
Prize for work he did in 1973
during his graduate studies at
Princeton University with fel-
low Nobel Prize winner David
Gross.
The two won the 2004 prize
with H. David Politzer, who
independently discovered
their theory of asymptomic
freedom. The Nobel Academy
termed their work as bringing
physics one step closer to “a
theory for everything.”
— Catherine Odson
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Kelly Dancho, Bethlehem, Pa., graduate student, left, and Darianne Hicks,
Lawrence senior, right, check prices on textbooks Thursday afternoon at
the Kansas Union Bookstore. With the start of the spring semester arriving,
students fooded the bookstore in preparation for classes.
t student senate
Rising textbook costs target of new campaign
Dole Institute assem-
bles women in politics
4A The UniversiTy DAily KAnsAn friDAy, jAnUAry 20, 2006 news
t obituary
Recent KU grad dies
during winter break
By Mike Mostaffa
mmostaffa@kansan.com
Kansanstaff writer
Elizabeth Anne Dyer, former
KU graduate student, died Dec.
31 in Denver. She was 24. Her
funeral services were held Jan. 5
at Morning Star Church in Law-
rence. Burial took place at Chapel
Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery
in Kansas City, Kan. She is sur-
vived by her husband, former KU
football player Zachary R. Dyer, as
well as her father and stepmother
Larry and Kali Schnieders of Dal-
las. Her mother, Annette Laaser
Schnieders, passed away earlier.
“People said she could light up
a room with her smile,” her father,
Larry Schnieders, said.
Her family and friends will great-
ly miss her presence and her ability
to touch the people in her life.
Dyer was born March 31, 1981,
in Wichita. She graduated from
Plano Senior High School in Pla-
no, Texas. She received degrees in
journalism and psychology from
the University of Kansas, where
she was a varsity cheerleader and a
member of Kappa Alpha Theta so-
rority. After her time at the Univer-
sity, she earned a Master of Busi-
ness Administration degree from
the University of Denver.
Dyer worked for the Overland
Park-based Morningstar Com-
munications Co. She also was
a published author and had re-
cently fnished a media tour pro-
moting the book “You’re Not My
Mom: Confessions of a Formerly
Wicked Stepmother,” which she
co-wrote with her stepmother Kali
Schnieders.
Memorials can be made to the
Morning Star Christian Church
ministry entitled “Straightup Beau-
tiful,” sent to the Midwest Student
Ministries, P.O. Box 550, Law-
rence, KS 66044.
— Edited by Janiece Gatson
By fred a. davis iii
fdavis@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
The University of Kansas lost
a distinguished faculty mem-
ber during the winter break
with the passing of Steve Ashe.
Ashe, professor of ecology and
evolutionary biology, died Dec.,
27 at St. Luke’s from a stroke.
He was 58.
A member of the KU faculty
since 1988, Ashe also served
as senior curator with the KU
Natural History Museum and
Biodiversity Center.
An avid lover of the outdoors,
Ashe was one of the world’s
leading experts on aleocharines,
a lineage of the beetle.
Peter Luckey, pastor at the
Plymouth Congregational
Church, gave the eulogy at
Ashe’s funeral and described
Ashe as a person with “immense
curiosity of the natural world.”
Luckey added that when Ashe
would take trips with his wife
and son, he would stop and
capture bugs in his hand and
explain the bugs to his son.
Ashe’s wife, Aagje, said that
Steve was the same person at
work and home — a positive
person who loved life and his
family.
In memoriam, the Steve Ashe
Scholarship Fund has been cre-
ated and contributions to it
should be sent through the Kan-
sas University Endowment As-
sociation.
— Edited by Meghan Miller
Professor dies from stroke
By Catherine odson
codson@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
C. Richard “Rick” Snyder,
professor of clinical psychol-
ogy, died of cancer Wednesday
morning. The M. Erik Wright
distinguished professor was
diagnosed with the disease
shortly after Christmas 2005.
Snyder’s daughter, Staci
Kemerling, said she would re-
member her father for his gra-
ciousness and kindness.
“He was just a good person
that everyone enjoyed being
around,” she said.
In his years at the Univer-
sity, Snyder won 31 research
awards and 27 teaching
awards, including the stu-
dent-bestowed HOPE Award
in 1991 and 2004. The HOPE
Award is given annually to
outstanding educators. He au-
thored and edited 23 books,
including six on the psychol-
ogy of hope, his primary re-
search interest but also some-
thing he exemplified in his
everyday life.
“Rick Snyder was a living
advertisement for his psy-
chology of hope, always en-
gaged and positive,” Chancel-
lor Robert Hemenway said in
a press release Wednesday.
He joined the University of
Kansas in 1972 as an assis-
tant professor of psychology.
He directed the clinical psy-
chology program from 1974
to 2001.
Snyder earned a bachelor’s
degree from Southern Meth-
odist University and master’s
and doctoral degrees from
Vanderbilt University. He also
held an honorary doctorate
from Indiana Wesleyan Uni-
versity, awarded in 2005.
Snyder is survived by his
wife, Rebecca; two sons,
Zachary Snyder and James
Kemerling; a daughter; and
two grandchildren. Services
are yet to be announced.
— Edited by James Foley
Cancer claims professor’s life
ArTs
Recent University of Kansas
graduate Zacory Boatright will
show his play “An Army of
One” at 7:30 tonight in an Eng-
lish Alternative Theater beneft
performance in the Crafton-
Preyer Theater at Murphy Hall.
“An Army of One” is the
University’s entry in the Ken-
nedy Center American College
Theatre Festival in Fargo, N.D.,
starting Jan. 23. Professor Paul
Stephen Lim and 35 students
and faculty were invited to
participate in the festival. Lim
estimated the trip would cost
$14,000.
Tonight’s performance is
intended to raise money to
help offset the cost of the trip,
which Lim called “a very, very
big honor” for Boatright and
his work.
“He wrote that play under
my direction,” Lim said. “It’s
absolutely cool that this hap-
pened for him.”
A knockout performance
in the regional festival could
result in an elite invite to the
Kennedy Center American Col-
lege Theatre national festival
held in Washington, D.C., in
April.
— Alissa Bauer
Student-written
play to show on
campus tonight
Nobel Laureate Public Lecture
FRANK WILCZEK
Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, MIT
2004 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics
“The Universe is a Strange Place”
7:30 PM, Friday, January 20
Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas, Lawrence
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Expansion approved
By Catherine OdsOn
codson@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
The Board of Regents ap-
proved a $20 million, 45,000-
square-foot addition to the
Structural Biology Center on
West Campus Thursday.
The addition is the third
and final portion of the cen-
ter and will house the KU
High Throughput Screening
lab and the KU Center of Ex-
cellence in Chemical Method-
ologies and Library Develop-
ment, both of which are now
in the Life Sciences Research
Laboratory at 15th and Waka-
rusa streets.
Both pharmaceutical labs
work on drug discovery and
development, two of the Uni-
versity’s research strengths, said
Jim Roberts, vice provost for
research. The work done by the
two groups will also support the
cancer center at the University
of Kansas Medical Center.
The Life Sciences Research
Laboratory will welcome an ex-
panded Center of Environmen-
tally Benefcial Catalysis, an en-
gineering research center.
The University of Kansas
initially constructed the center
to consolidate commonly used
equipment and resources so all
researchers could access them.
State bonds, issued by the
Kansas Development Finance
Authority, will fnance the en-
tire construction project. Kevin
Boatright, director of commu-
nications at the University, said
the debt incurred by the bonds
would be paid with grant money
appropriated for research over-
head costs. No student money
will be used.
Construction will begin on
the addition this spring and ex-
tend west of the current center,
with the frst occupants moving
in April 2007.

— Edited by Lindsey Gold
Trial
Continued from page 1a
other hearings were set for
March and April of 2006.
This means Zenner and his
family will be spending more
time in the courtroom, and
more time with Ellmaker.
“How can you begin the
healing process when every
two months you have to face
him again? It’s like a wound
that just keeps getting re-
opened,” Zenner said.
In the meantime, Ellmak-
er’s defense attorney, Joe Dio-
szeghy, will be preparing to
argue that Ellmaker lacked
the mental state required to
be conscious of his actions.
Dioszeghy said he will have
to look at the case as a whole
and review how evidence was
collected. But Dioszeghy also
admits the examination of
Ellmaker’s mental state will
be a major piece to his de-
fense argument.
“We have three experts
who are ready to testify An-
drew did not have the men-
tal capacity required to be in
control of his actions,” Dio-
szeghy said.
— Edited by Gabriella Souza
Cancer
Continued from page 1a
All of these efforts support
the center’s primary goal to
gain designated status by the
National Cancer Institute.
The center hopes to achieve
this status by 2010.
Jensen accomplished this
same goal with another cen-
ter while working at Vander-
bilt University.
He said the cancer center
still has work to do, but the
building blocks are in place
to reach their goals.
“We’ve made a lot of prog-
ress in a relatively short
amount of time,” he said.
Sebelius and Jensen both
asked all Kansans for their
support in cancer research
and prevention.
“There is simply no reason
to believe that we can’t win
this war on cancer,” Sebelius
said.
“It is a goal worthy of state
investment and support. And
it is a goal, when achieved,
which will enrich the lives of
every Kansan.”
— Edited by James Foley
Homeless
Continued from page 1a
general political climate toward
homeless people in the city, local
advocate support for the meanest
designation, the city’s history of
criminalization measures and the
existence of pending or recently
enacted criminalization legislation
in the city.
Mark, who is homeless and
asked to keep his last name anony-
mous, agreed with Faulk. Mark
has been unemployed since May,
which caused him to lose his apart-
ment. He currently sleeps at the
Salvation Army.
“If you’re like me and you get
kicked out of your apartment,
Lawrence is the best town to be
in,” Mark said. “There are a lot of
resources here. You’re not going
to sleep in the cold, and you’re not
going to starve.”
Cindy Kirner has lived in Law-
rence for 20 years and was home-
less at one point during her time
here.
“When I was homeless, Law-
rence went out of its way for the
homeless by providing clothing,
food, resources for housing and
transportation,” Kirner said. “It is
not a mean city at all.”
— Edited by Jodi Ann Holopirek
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ARIES(March21-April 19) HHHH Others
continue to maintain control. If you focus
on what you want rather than who is in
control, you will be much happier. Your ef-
forts do make a difference. Discuss options
in a manner that others are encouraged to
join in. Tonight: Easy does it.
TAURUS(April 20-May 20) HHH You want to
dig into work and get as much done as
humanly possible. You will fnd that your
endurance is tested. You happily complete
projects. Say yes to a must appearance in
the near future. A family member doesn’t
mean to be a downer. Tonight: Choose a
relaxing happening.
GEMINI (May 21-June20) HHHHH You might
want to see situations in a new light.
Something that has bothered you needs
to be aired out. Your perspective opens
up new possibilities. Enjoy fnding them
out. Give up negatives -- at least for a day.
Tonight: Lighten up.
CANCER(June21-July 22) HHH Fundamentals
count. Listen to offers. Think about a dif-
fcult fnancial decision in a positive vein.
Family and roommates could have many
different points of view. Don’t overspend
or get carried away in another form of
indulgence. Tonight: Happy at home.
LEO(July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH You are coming
from another point of view. Share your
thoughts, and give others the same op-
portunity. Others seek you out. Listen to
feedback and allow more opinions to foat.
No one has to be right; deal with different
opinions. Tonight: Hang out.
VIRGO(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Listen to a
fnancial suggestion, but also realize that
you don’t need to act on it. Your instincts
could play a very strong role in making a
decision. Consider starting a health plan
or exercise program. You will feel better.
Tonight: Treat a friend to dinner.
LIBRA(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH You cannot
stop yourself. You are focused on obtaining
the results you want. Manipulation won’t
work; creativity will. A brainstorming ses-
sion draws very positive results. Tonight:
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SCORPIO(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HH Take your time
making a decision. Security and a home of-
fce might be linked. Don’t jump on a good
idea just yet. Possibilities will continue to
appear if you remain open to someone
you look up to. Tonight: A night off.
SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHHH Wish-
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but today you just might fnd that it works.
Don’t minimize the role of others in achiev-
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the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the
rainbow. Tonight: Find your friends.
CAPRICORN(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH Your
fnancial savvy comes to the forefront.
Others might be asking an extraordinary
amount. Your expectations of what you
can handle could be a bit extreme. Work
on realism for both yourself and for others.
Tonight: Out and about.
AQUARIUS(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Taking
an overview might help explain why
someone is acting the way he or she is.
Understanding will help you get past
this stumbling block far faster than being
critical. Yes, sometimes people make life
harder than it needs to be. Tonight: Split
town or opt for something different.
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The Kansas River has made
Kansas’ list of impaired waters
again. A body of water is deemed
to be impaired when it fails to
meet standards of cleanliness and
general health approved by the
Environmental Protection Agency.
These standards are based, in part,
upon the water’s designated uses.
Common uses include drinking
water supply, wildlife preservation,
primary and secondary contact
recreation (e.g., swimming and
boating) and agriculture.
The Kansas River supports all of
these. In doing so, it is a part of the
life of everyone in Lawrence. As
such, it is the right and responsibil-
ity of every citizen — even those
who only live here for part of the
year — to enjoy and protect it.
Contaminants that threaten
waterways are divided into two
categories, based upon their
respective origins. Point-source
contaminants come from a
single, identifiable point, such
as a wastewater treatment plant.
Non-point sources are generally
the result of storm runoff.
The Clean Water Act is a ma-
jor piece of legislation aimed at
protecting the nation’s waters.
Alison Reber, executive
director of the Kaw Valley
Heritage Alliance, a local non-
profit organization that works
to preserve and enrich the Kan-
sas River Watershed, said the
act had “allowed for incredible
improvements in the quality
of our waterways, but we still
have a long haul ahead of us.”
The act has been most effec-
tive at combating point-source
contamination. Don Hamera,
environmental protection spe-
cialist with the EPA, said “point
source contaminants haven’t
been eliminated, but they have
been dealt with to the extent
that current technology allows.”
Still, Kansas’ impaired waters
list consists of more than 1,600
segments of rivers, lakes and
streams throughout the state.
The primary cause of this is non-
point source contamination.
The major difficulty in ad-
dressing non-point sources is
the vastness of the problem.
Non-point source pollution is
washed into waterways from
the entire area that drains to
them, or to their tributaries.
In order to deal with such a
problem, relatively simple prac-
tices need to be implemented,
and their success monitored, on
a grand scale. This is where we
come in.
“We know what needs to be
done, it’s just a matter of getting
out there and doing it,” Reber said.
This includes things like plant-
ing trees and grasses along wa-
terways in order to slow erosion
and to filter runoff before it enters
the water, and monitoring waters
in order to measure success and
thereby encourage more action.
There are many opportunities
to become involved through this
type of volunteer work. These are
organized through a grassroots
approach, in the form of conser-
vation districts in every county in
the state, as well as organizations
such as the KVHA.
These entities coordinate
the many interested parties,
as well as educate and appeal
to local populations of private
landholders who are gener-
ally encouraged to implement
environmentally friendly land
management techniques.
We, the student body, are in a
unique position to carry knowl-
edge and energy from the Law-
rence community to our homes
during breaks. We can encour-
age our local communities to act
for the preservation and enrich-
ment of the State’s waterways,
which naturally lends itself to the
enrichment of the Kansas River.
Other than volunteering, we
have the power to effect real
change by living conscientious-
ly every day.
“Pick up after your pet,” said
Hamera. “It’s not glamorous,
but it makes a difference.”
Maintain your vehicle to
avoid fluid loss. This stuff ends
up in the river.
However we choose to do it,
and whatever level of energy we
commit to it, it is imperative that
we all become aware of this prob-
lem and address it in some way.
✦ Vincent is an Overland Park
senior in English
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I wish the guys from Haw-
thorne Heights would either
quit music or quit life.
Dude, someone needs to
tell Julian Wright to take off
those dorky white socks.

Six nights in Colorado, six
nights I do not remember. Fall
break is awesome.
(Editor’s note: Winter
break?)

Listen, I depend on KU Info
to give me the drink specials
for downtown, and it’s winter
break, and they are not work-
ing or operating or whatever.
It’s embarrassing. It’s sad.

Why is it that I always
want to laugh and smile
when I see a K-State fan?
Pity or just... I don’t know.

I just, I mean, who loses to
K-state, honestly? I mean, come
on.

How does one actually get
up naked in the morning after
a night of drinking?

So, wait, this goes like right
to the thing? It doesn’t ring or
anything? Oh. Wait, it already
rang? Wait, when does it go
to the thing? I thought you
said this was some cool thing,
dude. There’s no answering
machine, it’s just blank.
Hey, do you remember that
time we were at your house
and we were playing Who’s In
My Mouth in the dark?

Free-For-All, I know you’re
gonna probably get a whole
lot of calls about how we lost
to K-State today. I don’t want
to talk about that. What I want
to talk about is my sick obses-
sion with you. Yeah, that’s
what I want to talk about. Bet-
ter watch your back.

Hey, someone handed me the
phone to get directions, but, like,
it went to your answering ma-
chine or some shit like that. Boo.
Come over. I love you. Bye.
Uh, um, yeah. Dang it. I’m not
gonna lie to you, I had some-
thing funny in my head, but I
completely forgot and I froze. I
froze!

Hey, what’s up, eh? I
was just calling to say that
I should lay by the bay, or
maybe we should eat some
hay. I just may. What do you
say?

Hello, opinion line. I just
wanted to state my opinion
that marshmallows are not
very good drunk food. I’d
much rather have some chips
or Micky D’s or T Bell.

Fire Moody. No reason he
should have missed those
free throws. None whatso-
ever.

Dude, he totally just threw
a munchkin at a car, and
they followed us. And the car
door’s open!

Free-For-All, Whoppers
when you’re drunk are easily
the best invention ever. You
have a good night now.

I had sex with a girl named
Ryan. My name’s Ryan!
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America has gone to the celeb-
rities. We are obsessed. Hardly
a day goes by when a hot new
item of gossip about Brad and
Angelina, or some other equally
appealing celebrity, doesn’t make
headlines across the nation. I’ve
even had conversations with
people who say things like, I am
more upset that Nick and Jessica
broke up than I am that you and
your old boyfriend split.
It seems that it has become the
social norm in this country to know
every little detail about all the A-List
celebrities’ personal lives.
Of course they are interest-
ing, but at the same time I must
wonder why it has come to this,
especially when normal people
want their lives kept completely
private. This is most likely due to
how accessible everything is in
this technologically advanced age.
The Internet has become a
tool to purchase anything and
everything, and eBay has be-
come one large marketplace to
buy items that have to do with
celebrities. Yes, autographs can
be purchased, but people are
actually buying more crazy items
like T-shirts that are exactly like
Britney Spears wore, or even
small pieces of a dress that she
wore in a Pepsi commercial. I
see no point in owning this stuff.
Print and broadcast media are
also churning out information to
the American public at a rapid
rate. Without these outlets, no
one would know who wore what
outfit, what secret make-out ses-
sion happened at a premier party
and who dumped whom.
According to the Consumer
Magazine Advertising Source, an
advertising resource published
by leading industry magazines,
popular entertainment magazines
such as US Weekly, Entertainment
Weekly and National Enquirer sell
roughly 5 million copies through
subscriptions and on the news-
stands, on a weekly basis.
Shows like “The Fabulous
Life Of,” on VH1 and the “101
Countdown Entertainment
Specials” series on E! Enter-
tainment Television also give a
rather intimate glance at all that
is the celebrity glamour.
It seems like nothing in these
celebrities’ lives is kept from the
general public. Not only the good
stuff, the bad stuff is revealed too,
which is another reason why it
is hard to believe people leading
normal lives emulate them.
Stars lead lives that are just as
tough, if not tougher than the aver-
age person’s life. Their drug abuse,
eating disorders and tumultuous
love lives are splashed everywhere.
In recent history, mega-stars
like Lindsay Lohan and Whit-
ney Houston have admitted to
using drugs. In Female First,
a women’s lifestyle magazine
from the United Kingdom,
Kelly Osbourne blamed her
drug abuse on fame. Lohan
and Mary-Kate Olsen have
notoriously suffered from eating
disorders.
I don’t think I need to men-
tion the quick flings, or long
relationships that end in bitter
divorces that plague Hollywood.
Average Americans, meaning
non-celebrities, suffer from these
problems too. Living life as a per-
son not in the spotlight is tough
too, but I do not understand why
we witness these stars battling
addictions and other problems
yet still strive to mirror their lives.
We are young and experienc-
ing quite possibly the best four,
or five, years of our lives: Col-
lege. So put down those gossip
rags and stop trying to emulate
celebrities.
Live your own life. Take
the time spent here making
memories, having fun, build-
ing relationships, making them
work and living with what we
have, instead of striving to
be something that isn’t all it’s
cracked up to be.
✦ Wiley is a Silver Lake junior
in journalism
I have a major problem with
the parking at GSP/Corbin.
Two nights ago I was forced
to park on a dark and danger-
ous street corner, Tenth and
Ohio streets, behind the back
lot of Corbin because the park-
ing lot was full. There were no
lights or blue phones around.
The next morning I found
a ticket on my windshield for
parking “on a public highway
or street.” Because of the lack
of sufficient parking, I now owe
$30 that I don’t have. I do have
a solution to the problem.
If students can bring cars
to campus, the University of
Kansas needs to be willing to
accommodate the students who
choose to do so.
There is already a sad excuse
for a parking garage near the
residence hall. Instead of wast-
ing money on the new dumbass
logo, the administration should
invest that money to improve
parking conditions by vertically
expanding that parking garage.
It would create a safer place
for the women of GSP/Corbin
to park and allow them to walk
safely back to their hall.
It would also minimize
break-ins because it would be
better lit and patrolled.
Safety on campus should be
a top priority and, honestly, I
don’t think the University has
done its part to make me feel
safe when it comes to parking
my car and walking home.
Meagan Katelman
Omaha freshman
Unsafe parking should
warrant more concern
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ERIN WILEY
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Celebrities offer poor models
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8A The UniversiTy DAily KAnsAn FriDAy, jAnUAry 20, 2006 news
By Rachel PaRkeR
rparker@kansan.com
Kansanstaff writer
Students who applied for
housing via the online applica-
tion put out by the Department
of Student Housing were alerted
through either an e-mail or a let-
ter that their private information
might have been exposed.
A computer fle with names,
addresses, birth dates, phone
numbers, social security num-
bers and credit card numbers
was found accessible to the
public on Dec. 16. The lack of
security affected students who
applied and paid an application
fee online between April 29,
2001, and Dec. 16, 2005.
Becky Derdoski, Minneapo-
lis, Minn., junior, applied online
for residency in the 2003-2004
school year.
“That information was given
years ago; I didn’t think I had to
worry about it,” she said.
A simillar incident occurred
in April 2004 when the Univer-
sity disclosed that hackers might
have tampered with records on
a computer server of perscrip-
tions at the Watkins Memorial
Health Center’s pharmacy. That
case was reported to the FBI.
The housing department shut
down its housing application
Web site after a routine com-
puter check showed that secu-
rity measures were not working
correctly.
“It is something that happens
a lot at universities, unfortu-
nately. We want to make sure
we take care of every precau-
tion, and make everyone fully
aware,” Cohen said.
While no evidence pertaining
to unlawful use of student infor-
mation has been discovered, the
threat to students is still preva-
lent. The notifcation sent out
to possibly affected students ad-
vised them to place fraud alert
through www.ku.edu/identity
or to call the housing depart-
ment with any questions.
Out of about 9,200 on-
line applicants in the past few
years, only students that gave
contact information were noti-
fed. Not all affected students
still attend the University.
Since Jan. 18, 154 phone calls
and 52 e-mails have been re-
ceived in response to the inci-
dent, according to Department
of Student Housing records.
The Web site has been shut
down and applications are now
being taken manually until a new,
secure site is up and working.
— Edited by Jodi Ann Holopirek
By anne WeltmeR
aweltmer@kansan.com
Kansanstaff writer
Designers premiered the new
University of Kansas Web site on
Tuesday with high expectations.
Todd Cohen, associate director
of University Relations, said the
University had three main goals for
the new Web site: to incorporate
the newly-adopted KU logo and
identity; to look and feel easy to
use; and to keep the same format
for easy recognition of the Univer-
sity’s Web site and its links.
Cohen said the new Web site
offered a “current students” page
with information catering to the
needs and interests of students,
something the old Web site didn’t
have at all.
The new site also has what he
called “persistent navigation,”
which means each page has the
same head and footer, the same
links, and everything is located
in the same place to make things
easier to fnd.
“You won’t click and look like
you went somewhere else entirely,”
Cohen said.
Finally, Cohen said the new site
included more pictures and facts
about the University’s history and
its present to help prospective stu-
dents, faculty and other visitors get
a feel for Kansas.
Ian Horner, Mission Hills senior
majoring in art history and paint-
ing, said his frst impression of the
new Web site was that it looked
nicer. He said he thought it would
improve the image of the school.
Horner said it had a “better de-
sign” and it was “cleaner, more pro-
fessional.”
Allison Rose Lopez, KU Public
Relations and Marketing manager,
said beside the cost of the actual
logo design, phasing in KU’s new
image didn’t cost anything extra.
KU web communications depart-
ment designed the Web site in-
house.
Cohen said the designers waited
until the new logo came out to re-
design the site.
The deadline for implementing
the new design is the end of Janu-
ary for all of the departments at the
University to redesign their own
Web pages. As of now, it’s still a
work in progress.
— Edited by James Foley
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By Eric JorgEnsEn
ejorgensen@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer
The cover of the University
of Kansas Athletics Department
fve-year strategic plan features
a pristine Kansas sky. That sky
is what the department is aim-
ing for with its recently released
plan to make Kansas the nation’s
premier athletics institution.
“We want this athletic depart-
ment to be one other athletic
departments strive to be like,”
said Jim Marchiony, associate
athletics director. “That goes
from teams to quality of coaches
to money raised and quality of
facilities.”
The department released its
strategic plan last week in a 23-
page booklet named “Unpar-
alleled Excellence.” The plan
covers everything from facility
construction and renovation to
increased strength of schedules
to improved halftime shows.
The goals of the plan started
coming to life last year, includ-
ing the new video boards at Me-
morial Stadium and Allen Field-
house. A few of the noteworthy
goals in the plan are:
Increase football revenue
The department’s goal is to
increase football revenue 10
percent each year for the next
fve years.
“The frst goal is to increase
season ticket holders,” Marchi-
ony said. “The second is to sell
more game-day tickets.”
Marchiony said the key would
be more winning football sea-
sons and successful marketing.
Strengthen ability to maintain and
recruit coaches of “high value”
The department recognizes the
importance of keeping its coach-
es when other programs come
knocking, Marchiony said. The
plan stated that the department
wanted to create an environment
that would draw coaching pros-
pects and retain current coaches.
“It’s what needs to be done
to keep the coach,” Marchiony
said. “It’s a combination of pro-
viding a good package with an
atmosphere that would make
someone not want to leave.”
Increase number of female coaches
and staff.
In the past three years, ten-
nis, women’s golf and women’s
basketball all hired female head
coaches. The department wants
to continue monitoring poten-
tial female coaches and person-
nel for future positions, accord-
ing to the plan.
Kansas women’s tennis coach
Amy Hall-Holt is in her third
season as head coach and her
eighth season at the Univer-
sity. Hall-Holt said there were
plenty of opportunities for fe-
male coaches in the department
and that she had received good
treatment.
“I’ve been treated with nothing
but open arms,” Hall-Holt said.
Increase fundraising goal
The department hopes to in-
crease its donations and fund-
raising income by 10 percent
each year for fve years.
Kirtland said the Williams
Fund, an athletics scholarship
fund, used techniques such as
increasing the amount of money
required to obtain game tickets
to encourage more dona-
tions.
The department’s goal to
add and upgrade facilities
will not include a new bas-
ketball arena.
Allen Fieldhouse received
upgrades last summer and
will continue to be home to
basketball for years to come,
according to outlines of the
plan.
“Allen Fieldhouse is an im-
portant part of the University
and Lawrence’s history,” Mar-
chiony said. “That was not even
part of the thought process.”
Marchiony said there
would be no new arena in the
next 10 years.
The department is convinced
its goals are within reach. Mar-
chiony said the strategic-plan
is a challenge. However, he
said the purpose was to make
the University more appeal-
ing for student-athletes and the
students, and the department
would work hard to make these
goals reality.
— Edited by James Foley
I went out to the movies
Wednesday night and of course
I saw the one sports movie that’s
currently playing — “Glory
Road.”
I personally loved the flm,
which is ranked the number
one movie at the box offce, ac-
cording to imdb.com. It was no
“Hoosiers,” but it was a well-
done sports movie that told the
story of the national champion
1966 Texas Western Miners.
The University of Kansas was
well-represented in the flm.
One of the longest scenes in
the movie was of the Final Four
game between Kansas and Texas
Western in which Texas Western
prevailed.
Aside from sending the mes-
sage to treat all athletes equally,
regardless of race, the movie ef-
fectively represented the history
and pride of Kansas basketball,
especially in 1966.
One thing I have learned from
being a student at Kansas for
the past three years is that the
Jayhawks have passionate fans
who will stay behind the team
no matter what. But like all
schools, there are always critical
fans who get overly upset after
two straight losses. If you want
proof, just check out today’s edi-
tion of the “Free for All.”
This season, the basketball
team is 10-6. It has lost two in
a row. However, I like to think
the team has won seven of its
last nine.
But this season should come
as no surprise.
Inconsistencies will naturally
creep up on a team that starts
two freshmen and two sopho-
mores. Let’s not forget the Jay-
hawks have the entire Big 12
schedule in front of them.
The Jayhawks will face one
of the better Cornhusker teams
in the past decade tomorrow.
Coach Barry Collier has his
team and his fans energetic
and ready to play at 12-4. Fans
rushed the court after a home
victory against Oklahoma. Ne-
braska also won on the road at
Kansas State.
But you can bet the young
Jayhawks will protect their
home court and not let a three-
game losing streak occur. Even
though they are young, they are
capable of realizing the impor-
tance of tomorrow’s game.
Before you get quick to jump
on Kansas coach Bill Self for
losing to Kansas State for the
frst time in 12 years or senior
forward Christian Moody for
missing two free throws, just re-
alize that we all have the oppor-
tunity to be a part of the third
winningest program in Divison
I basketball history. We have the
privilege to bring in the most
talented players in the country
year after year.
After I saw Glory Road I
thought of how we are able to
enjoy college basketball for what
it is. We don’t have to deal with
the hate and the racism that
Texas Western endured. Haskins
paved the way for the advance-
ment of NCAA basketball to
make it what it is today — a sport
in which the best players can
play regardless of their race.
We’ve come a long way since
1966 even here at Kansas. Four
of fve KU starters are African
American. So instead of being
critical of a young team, let’s all
just be grateful to be a part of this
rich history. Let’s go out there
and play Kansas basketball.
F Hall is a Woodbridge, Va.,
senior in journalism.
By AlissA BAuEr
abauer@kansan.com
Kansanstaff writer
The Jayhawks have taken an-
other step in the right direction to
reach the NCAA tournament by
scheduling tougher teams to play.
This spring’s preseason Ratings
Percentage Index (RPI) rankings,
posted last month on SEbaseball.
com, lists the Jayhawks at No. 26.
Primarily based on each team’s
overall intended strength of sched-
ule, that No. 26 spot is 74 spots
higher than Kansas began last sea-
son.
“Obviously it’s exciting to pick
up a Baseball America and see that
they’re projecting us to be in the
feld,” Coach Ritch Price said.
“The hard part is that we have
to play now. It’s one thing to have
those kinds of expectations. It’s
another thing to play up to that
level.”
Winning games in what SEbase-
ball.com calls a “power confer-
ence” like the Big 12, automatically
gives the team a postseason look.
Tack on the weight of their non-
conference schedule and, if Kansas
can record its fourth consecutive
30-win season, it will be nearly im-
possible to deny the trip to Price’s
team.
“We’ve made signifcant steps
in the last three years and have
experienced players back,” Price
said. “When I did the schedule. I
wanted to make sure that there was
absolutely no way that we got left
out of the tourney if our kids went
out and elevated our play one more
notch this spring.”
The Jayhawks will play their frst
15 games away from home, and
only stop in Lawrence long enough
to play four games before another
10 game road stint.
To prepare, the Jayhawks started
work on Saturday, practicing fve
times a day in the week leading up
to the spring semester.
Price said he was pleased with
his team’s work ethic. He added
that his team could secure a com-
fortable top 20 RPI spot by win-
ning a few games and series here
and there against top opponents
going into the Big 12 season.
Baty, one of the three team cap-
tains, showed similar confdence in
the season ahead.
“The key with this team, with all
due respect to our freshman, but
we’re a veteran team,” Baty said.
“We have a lot of experience. It’s
time to make a stand for Kansas
baseball this year.”
— Edited by Jodi Ann Holopirek
Player to watch:
Freshman guard Ivana Catic
has turned heads with her
spectacular play on the offen-
sive side of the ball, but has
struggled against Big 12 Con-
ference competition on de-
fense. In the same way that the
Jayhawks can count on Catic
to make a big pass, they need
her to make stops on the other
end of the court.
Key to victory:
Opponents have defeated
Kansas with zone defenses
that keep the ball from get-
ting inside to senior forward
Crystal Kemp. When the Cow-
girls start to move defenders
closer to the basket, the Jay-
hawks’ three-point duo of se-
nior guards Erica Hallman and
Kaylee Brown will be called on
to hit some big shots.
Season in review:
Entering the season, the Jay-
hawks just wanted to play
somewhere in March. After a
12-0 start, the Jayhawks start-
ed to get national attention,
including a spot on ESPN’s
Bracketology. A three-game
losing streak has brought fans
back to earth, but winning
Sunday would put the Big
Dance back into play.
Previous Meeting:
After a huge February vic-
tory against Missouri in
2005, Kansas failed to build
momentum, losing to Okla-
homa State 57-54 in Stillwa-
ter, Okla.
The ’Hawks led most of
the game, but surrendered
the lead with four minutes
to play. The team’s record
dropped to 10-11. Kansas
did not reach .500 for the re-
mainder of the season.
— Michael Phillips
Player to watch:
Junior center Whitney Pegram
enters the game as the team’s
leading scorer, averaging 17
points and 5.6 rebounds a
game. Pegram is a force on the
defensive end. She ranks sixth
in the nation in blocked shots.
Key to victory:
Pegram could present a de-
fensive problem, matched up
against Kansas senior forward
Crystal Kemp. If Pegram can
hold Kemp under her sea-
son average of 19.5 points
per game, the Cowgirls could
pull out a victory. The key for
Oklahoma State will be to shut
down Kemp and force Kan-
sas’ streaky shooting guards to
make shots.
Season in review:
The Cowgirls come to Law-
rence under new coach Kurt
Budke on a fve-game losing
streak. The only games Okla-
homa State has won this sea-
son have come at home against
the likes of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
and Texas Å&M-Commerce.
Playing away from Gallagher-
Ibal Arena hasn’t been as kind.
The team has dropped 23 con-
secutive road games dating
back to the 2003 season.
Previous meeting:
The Cowgirls won only their
second and fnal conference
game last season against the Jay-
hawks. They won 57-54 in Still-
water, Okla. A 15-3 Oklahoma
State run early in the second
half sealed the victory against a
cold-shooting Kansas team. Ju-
nior center Christian Hood, the
Cowgirls’ only returning starter,
scored 12 points and pulled
down seven rebounds. The vic-
tory was Oklahoma State’s last
conference victory.
— Ryan Schneider
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Battle
TODAY
SATURDAY
Player to
watch:
senior Shel-
don Battle.
He won the
men’s shot
put event
and the men’s
weight throw at last week’s
Arkansas Invitational.
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MU Triangular, all day,
Anschutz
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Pavilion
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By Ryan Colaianni
rcolaianni@kansan.com
KANSAN SENIOR SPORTSWRITER
It’s been a rollercoaster ride
for the Kansas men’s basketball
team this season, with a num-
ber of key victories and losses
coming both at home and on
the road. Below is a list of the
best and worst of the action that
took place during winter break.
THE BEST:
1. Kansas 73, Kentucky 46
Jan. 7, 2006
After the team’s early-season
struggles in the EA Sports Maui
Invitational followed by losses
against St. Joseph’s and Nevada,
it was clear that Kansas was
ready to show that it was once
again one of the elite teams in
the country. Kansas came out
of the gate running and never
looked back, building a double-
digit lead in the game’s open-
ing minutes. The team never let
the lead go. Freshman Brandon
Rush led the way, scoring a ca-
reer-high 24 points and grabbing
12 rebounds.
2. Kansas 69, California 56
Dec. 10, 2005
Kansas played its annual
game in Kansas City, Mo., des-
perately seeking a victory after
falling to St. Joseph’s earlier
in the week. It appeared to be
more of the same struggles when
the game started, with Kansas
falling behind early. Senior Ste-
phen Vinson gave the Jayhawks
a surprise spark, however, and
logged a career-high 25 minutes.
His defensive effort and effec-
tive ball handling helped Kansas
move to 4-4.
3. Kansas 75, Colorado 63
Jan. 11, 2006
There was no letdown follow-
ing the team’s big victory against
Kentucky, playing on the road
for the frst time of the season in
Boulder. While the Kansas guards
struggled early, the play of senior
Christian Moody and sopho-
more Darnell Jackson kept the
Jayhawks in the game in the frst
half. Moody scored a career-high
18 points in the game and Bran-
don Rush added 17 points, all in
the second half, to help Kansas
win its conference opener.
4. Kansas 85, Northern Col-
orado 62
Dec. 22, 2005
In his return from a nine-
game suspension, Darnell Jack-
son poured in a career-high 12
points and helped the Jayhawks
move past Northern Colorado.
Kansas jumped out to a big lead
early and never looked back
in a crisp game played by the
Jayhawks, hoping to build con-
fdence after losing numerous
close games early in the season.
5. Kansas 63, Pepperdine 43
Dec. 19, 2005
Kansas came out of the gate
quickly in this post-fnals con-
test, scoring 25 points in the frst
nine minutes of the game, but
then the offense became non-ex-
istent. The team shot poorly and
was unable to get into a consis-
tent offensive rhythm. The fnal
score had more to do with the
lesser opponent than it did with
dominant play by Kansas.
6. Kansas 87, Yale 46
Jan. 4, 2006
Coming into the frst game of
the new year, it was safe to say
that the Jayhawks were looking
ahead on the schedule rather
than to that night’s contest. It
showed early, with Yale taking
the lead with just three minutes
remaining in the frst half. From
that point on, however, Kansas
dominated and appeared ready
to face Kentucky.
7. Kansas 73, New Orleans
56
Dec. 29, 2005
Kansas appeared to take the
opponent lightly in the open-
ing 18 minutes, leading by just
4 points with halftime approach-
ing. The Jayhawks charged into
halftime, however, and took a
15-point lead. Kansas continued
its improved play in the second
half, thanks to the play of fresh-
man guard Mario Chalmers, who
came off the bench and scored 8
points and dished out 5 assists.

THE WORST:
1. Kansas State 59, Kansas
55
Jan. 14, 2006
Coming into the Big 12 home
opener, the Jayhawks had reeled
off seven straight victories, but
that streak was not as important
as the 31-game winning streak
against their in-state rival. Kan-
sas appeared to control Kansas
State for the frst 30 minutes
of the game and opened up a
12-point lead with less than 10
minutes to go. The Wildcats
then switched to a 2-3 zone and
Kansas lost all offensive rhythm.
The loss ended the fourth-lon-
gest winning streak against a
single opponent in the country.
2. Missouri 89, Kansas 86
(OT)
Jan. 16, 2006
It was unclear how the Jay-
hawks would react to losing a
rivalry game and then turning
around to play another. It was a
back-and-forth game early, with
the Tigers taking the halftime
lead. Kansas came out energized
in the second half, building a 9-
point lead and leading by 7 with
less than 40 seconds remaining.
Kansas then missed fve free-
throws, including two by Chris-
tian Moody with 0.4 seconds re-
maining that would have won the
game. Instead, the contest went
into overtime and the Jayhawks
fell in heartbreaking fashion.
— Edited by Frank Tankard
SUNDAY
F Tennis at Indiana, 10 a.m.,
Bloomington, Ind.
F Women’s basketball vs.
Oklahoma State, 1 p.m., Allen
Fieldhouse
F Tennis vs. Ball State, 2:30
p.m., Bloomington, Ind.
SATURDAY
F Men’s basketball at Texas
A&M, 7 p.m., College Station,
Texas
F Women’s basketball at Kan-
sas State, 7 p.m., Manhattan
Tennis
Freshman tennis player Ksenia
Bukina of Obninsk, Russia,
ranked 79th nationally as a sin-
gles player by the Fila Collegiate
Tennis Singles Rankings, is the
only KU player included in the
rankings. The spring season for
the tennis team begins Sunday
with two matches in Blooming-
ton, Ind., against Ball State and
Indiana.
— Antonio Mendoza
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Christian Moody, senior forward, holds onto the ball for the Jayhawks during
the frst half of the game against Kansas State last Saturday in Allen Field-
house. The Jayhawks led 26-18 at halftime but fell to the Wildcats 59-55.
Freshman nationally
ranked in singles play
men’s basKeTball
Ticket pickup for the next
three men’s basketball games
will begin Monday, Jan. 23.
The pickup period lasts through
Wednesday, Jan. 25. Students
will no longer be able to redeem
tickets online after Wednesday.
After then, tickets must be
picked up at the ticket offce
adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse.
Students wanting to transfer
tickets no longer need to have
both parties at the ticket offce.

— Eric Jorgensen
Basketball tickets
available Monday
Athletics Hall to open
this weekend
The Booth Family Hall of Ath-
letics will open 12:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, to individuals with tickets
to the Kansas men’s basketball
game against Nebraska.
The 26,000-square foot at-
tachment to Allen Fieldhouse
features memorabilia from
Kansas athletics history.
All ticket holders of the 3 p.m.
game can also view the hall. It will
open again on Sunday at 11:30
a.m. for ticket holders to the Kan-
sas women’s basketball game.
Starting Monday, the Hall will
be open to the general public
on a daily basis.
— Eric Jorgensen
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The Kansas men’s and wom-
en’s track and feld squads
will play host to the annual
KU/KSU/MU Triangular today.
The men’s weight throw will
kick off the meet at 2 p.m. at
the Anschutz Sports Pavilion.
Kansas will compete against
rival schools Kansas State and
Missouri.
— Evan Kafarakis
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By Drew Davison
ddavison@kansan.com
KANSAN SPORTSWRITER
Kansas may have secured a
recruiting foothold in the state
by defeating a Texas team in Fort
Worth. The bowl victory could
also pay dividends for Kansas
in the long run with a boost in
team confdence.
Nearly two months before the
bowl game, after Colorado beat
Kansas 44-13 in Boulder, few
pictured the Jayhawks making
a postseason appearance. Ques-
tions arose about the coaching
staff. But following that loss in
Boulder, the fourth of the team’s
conference schedule, senior
quarterback Jason Swanson’s
improved play sparked KU’s re-
surgence.
Kansas fnished the season
on a roll, winning four of its last
fve games, losing only to even-
tual national champion, Texas,
in Austin.
The game marked the frst
bowl victory in two chances
for Kansas coach Mark Mangi-
no and the frst for the pro-
gram since 1995. Even after
beating Missouri for the third
straight time and snapping a
36-game losing streak to Ne-
braska, questions still arose
about Mangino.
With the impressive bowl
victory, the football program
seems to be on the rise in Law-
rence.
Freshman cornerback Aqib
Talib showed the potential
to be a top defensive back in
the Big 12 by replacing junior
Charles Gordon in several de-
fensive sets. Junior running
back Jon Cornish stepped up
and became the home run hit-
ter the team seemed to lose
before the season when junior
John Randle was dismissed
from the team. Players such as
freshman Mike Rivera, junior
Eric Washington and fresh-
man Brandon Duncan flled
the gaps on special teams and
will have the opportunity to
replace outgoing seniors Nick
Reid, Charlton Keith and Kev-
in Kane.
If the Jayhawks are able to
carry their momentum from the
bowl game into next season,
they may be in the mix for the
Big 12 North title. Kansas will
also have the advantage of a Big
12 schedule, including 2005
cellar dwellers Oklahoma State,
Texas A&M, and Baylor rather
than bowl teams Texas, Okla-
homa, and Texas Tech.
Kansas dominated the Uni-
versity of Houston in the Fort
Worth Bowl, on Dec. 23, win-
ning 42-13.
— Edited by Meghan Miller
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Worth Bowl Dec. 23 in Fort Worth. Kansas defeated Houston 42-13.
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Nick Reid, senior linebacker, is congratulated by Kansas fans after KU
defeated Houston 42-13 in the Fort Worth Bowl. Reid had fve tackles during
the Kansas victory.
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Jon Cornish, junior running back, looks for a hole through Houston’s de-
fense during the Fort Worth Bowl. Cornish scored two of the six touchdowns.
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Clark Green, senior running back, fghts past Houston’s defense before being tackled in the Fort Worth Bowl game.
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Junior Gordon declares
for spring NFL draft
Junior cornerback/wide
receiver Charles Gordon
declared to enter the 2006 NFL
draft. The announcement came
on Jan. 7.
Gordon also returned punts
for the Jay-
hawks. He is
projected to
play defen-
sive back in
the NFL.
“While
playing in
the NFL has
always been
a dream of
mine, the idea of leaving KU,
my teammates, my friends,
my coaches and most impor-
tantly all the Jayhawk fans
was extremely hard. It was not
until I received Coach Mangi-
no’s blessing that my decision
was fnal,” Gordon said in a
statement.
Most draft experts expect
Gordon to be drafted on the
second day. Gordon, with
seven interceptions in 2004,
tied for the most in the NCAA
two seasons ago.
— Drew Davison
Defensive coordinator
heads to Wisconsin
Dave Doeren, co-defensive
coordinator for the Kansas
football team, accepted a job at
Wisconsin as co-defensive coor-
dinator and linebackers coach.
Doeren has been on the
Kansas staff since 2002. He
coached the linebackers and
served as recruiting coordina-
tor before he was promoted
last summer to co-defensive
coordinator.
Doeren helped build a
defense that ranked frst in the
Big 12 Conference and third
nationally against the run. He
also coached senior linebacker
Nick Reid, who won the 2005
Big 12 Defensive Player of the
Year.
Senior linebackers Banks
Floodman, Kevin Kane and
Brandon Perkins all earned
honorable mention All-Big 12
this season as well.
“Dave has done an out-
standing job on our coaching
staff,” Kansas coach Mark
Mangino said. He worked
hard towards our success
both on the feld and in re-
cruiting.”
Doeren joins first-year
Wisconsin coach Bret
Bielema, who will replace
former Wisconsin coach
Barry Alvarez.
— Drew Davison
Tight end coach adds
new job title
Kansas tight end coach
Brandon Blaney, who is in his
fourth season with the team,
has been promoted to re-
cruiting coordinator. Blaney
will also continue coaching
the linebackers.
Blaney replaces Dave
Doeren as recruitment coor-
dinator. Doeren became an
assistant coach at Wisconsin.
“Brandon is a high-energy
coach who possesses a great
work ethic and attention
to detail that is needed to
lead our recruiting efforts,”
Kansas coach Mark Mangino
said.
Blaney came to Kansas
when Mangino accepted the
coaching position in 2002.
Blaney previously coached
at Youngstown State, which
is both his and Mangino’s
alma mater. He also coached
at Oklahoma and Ohio State,
where he worked with for-
mer Youngstown State and
current Ohio State coach Jim
Tressel.
— Drew Davison
Ceremony to highlight
bowl success
The Kansas football team
will hold an awards ceremo-
ny to honor players and the
2005 senior class on Satur-
day, Jan. 28.
The event will be at 7 p.m.
at the Lied Center, 1600 Stew-
art Drive, and is free to the
general public.
A highlight video featur-
ing the Jayhawks’ 42-13 bowl
victory over Houston in Fort
Worth, Texas, will be shown.
Doors to the center will
open at 6 p.m.
— Kansan staff report
Kansas 42 — Houston 13
Kansas passing
Name Attempts Completions Yards TDs INTs
Jason Swanson 19 29 307 4 0
Brian Luke 2 3 33 0 0
Kansas rushing
Name Attempts Yards TDs
Jon Cornish 16 101 0
Brandon
McAnderson 7 41 0
Jason Swanson 7 33 0
Clark Green 9 23 0
Kansas receiving
Name Receptions Yards TDs
Charles Gordon 6 86 0
Brian Murph 4 78 1
Mark Simmons 5 77 1
Jon Cornish 2 43 2
Marcus Henry 2 33 0
Derek Fine 2 23 0
Houston passing
Name Attempts Completions Yards TDs INTs
Kevin Kolb 20 44 214 0 3
Houston rushing
Name Attempts Yards TDs
Kevin Kolb 9 8 1
Jackie Battle 3 8 0
Ryan Gilbert 9 7 0
Vincent Marshall 1 7 0
Anthony Evans 2 0 0
Houston receiving
Name Receptions Yards TDs
Donnie Avery 5 71 0
Ryan Gilbert 3 41 0
Kendal Briles 4 36 0
John McGilvray 3 29 0
Vincent Marshall 2 12 0
Jeron Harvey 1 10 0
Source: Yahoo sports
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Senior quarterback Jason Swanson rushes past the Houston defense during the Fort Worth Bowl on Dec. 23 in Fort
Worth, Texas. Swanson passed for 307 of Kansas’ 340 yards. He was also named MVP of the game for Kansas. The
Jayhawks beat the Cougars 42-13.
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Winter break brings historical triumph to women’s team
BY RYAN SCHNEIDER
MICHAEL PHILLIPS
sports@kansan.com
KANSAN STAFF WRITERS
The Kansas women’s basketball
team made history during winter
break. The Jayhawks were 12-0, the
best start in KU women’s basketball
history. Below is a list in order of the
best and worst action that took place
during break.
BEST:
1. Kansas 70, Texas 61
Jan. 3, 2006
Kansas knocked off its first ranked
team since the 2001 season when it
defeated No. 23 Texas at Allen Field-
house. Kansas led for nearly the en-
tire game and snapped a six-game
losing streak to Texas.
2. Kansas 75, LaSalle 72
Dec. 30, 2005
The Jayhawks defeated all their
non-conference opponents for the
first time in school history, but not
without a fight. The key to the KU
victory was the final three minutes of
the game, where Kansas outscored
LaSalle 11-1.
3. Kansas 90, Wisconsin 87 (2
OT)
Dec. 11, 2005
The Jayhawks defeated the Bad-
gers in double-overtime to improve
their record to 7-0. An improb-
able last-second three extended the
game at the end of the first over-
time, but the Jayhawks bounced
back and dominated the second
extra period.
4. Kansas 63, Creighton 52
Dec. 21, 2005
A zone defense in the second half
helped Kansas keep its record perfect
heading into the holiday break. The
Jayhawks went on a nine-point run
while keeping the Bluejays score-
less to open up a two-point halftime
lead.
5. Kansas 73, Pepperdine 60
Dec. 28, 2005
Kansas tied its best start in school
history in front of a season-high
3,622 fans. After struggling offen-
sively in the first half, the Jayhawks
got back to their most efficient of-
fense- finding senior forward Crytal
Kemp in the paint.
6. Kansas 73, Florida Interna-
tional 65
Dec. 18, 2005
While Florida International
didn’t win the game, it provided
Kansas’s future opponents with
some help.
The Panthers’ 3-2 zone stymied
the Jayhawks.
WORST:
1. Nebraska 73, Kansas 61
Jan. 7, 2006
The first loss of the season also
served as notice to how difficult the Big
12 schedule would be. Kemp turned 14
looks into 23 points, but Nebraska’s
zone defense kept her from receiving
the ball in the second half.
2. Colorado 74, Kansas 65
Jan. 10, 2006
A physical performance from the Buf-
faloes helped them break a second-half
deadlock with 13 unanswered points.
3. Texas A&M 78, Kansas 64
Jan. 15, 2006
The Aggies were able to knock
down open shots all afternoon and
torched the KU defense. Kansas lost
its third straight game and first home
game of the season.
— Edited by Gabriella Souza
▼ WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Senior guard
Erica Hallman
rushes the ball
down the court
against Pepper-
dine. Hallman
scored 17 points
in the 73-60
victory.
Lisa Lipovac/KANSAN
gameday
OFFENSE

The Kansas offense looked fuid against Missouri on Monday
night, but it was unable to close the door on its border rival.
The Jayhawks missed free throws enabled the Tigers to send the
game into overtime and win. Missouri did not play much zone
defense, but Kansas showed its inability to penetrate against a
zone against Kansas State. If Nebraska uses a zone defense, Kan-
sas will have troubles.
8B The UniversiTy daily Kansan friday, janUary 20, 2006
’Hawks must be angry to beat ’Huskers
Kansas vs. Nebraska
3 p.m., Saturday, Allen Fieldhouse
Nebraska
DEFENSE
The defense has been a pleasant surprise this season. While
playing mainly against freshmen and sophomores, the team has
been one of the top defensive teams in the country based on op-
ponents’ feld goal percentage. Nebraska features a balanced
scoring attack with three players averaging in double fgures. The
Kansas defense must recognize which player is “hot” and neutral-
ize that player. The team was unable to do that with Missouri’s
Thomas Gardner.
COACHES
Kansas has appeared lost and out of sync at times. That has
been a direct refection of the coaching staff. After the team’s
struggles with zone defense against Kansas State, Kansas coach
Bill Self needs to have his team prepared to beat the zone if it is
going to make a run at the NCAA tournament.
— Ryan Colaianni
OFFENSE
On offense, senior forward Wes Wilkinson leads the Corn-
huskers. The Grand Island, Neb., native is averaging 12.7 points
per game. He is also shooting more than 50 percent from three-
point distance, converting 33 of his 61 attempts. Nebraska also
has a solid duo at the guard positions in senior Jason Dourisseau
and sophomore Joe McCray. Kansas fans may remember McCray
from last season when he scored 19 points in Allen Fieldhouse
in Nebraska’s 59-57 loss. McCray had an open three-point shot
from the left wing to win the game last season, but did not convert
it. As a team, Nebraska is 10th in the Big 12 Conference in scor-
ing offense, scoring just 69.9 points per game.
DEFENSE
Nebraska is near the middle of the pack in most defensive cat-
egories in the conference. The team is allowing 63.6 points per
game, which is good for sixth in the conference. Wilkinson might
be the team’s top defender with his average of 2.27 blocks per
game, which leads the Big 12. Wilkinson has accounted for 34
of the team’s 60 blocks on the season and leads the team in re-
bounding. McCray is also a pesky defender and leads the team in
steals with 22.
COACHES
Barry Collier is in his sixth season as the coach of Nebraska.
In his fve previous seasons, Collier has yet to lead his team to
the NCAA tournament. Collier and the Cornhuskers have only
reached the NIT once and lost in the third round. Collier’s team
has never fnished above seventh in the conference and limped to
a 14-14 fnish last season. Overall, Collier is 70-77 at Nebraska.
— Daniel Berk
Kansas
F Kansas comes into this
game against Nebraska
reeling. The Jayhawks lost
to its biggest rivals, Kansas
State and Missouri, in
back-to-back games. These
losses crushed any momen-
tum the Jayhawks previ-
ously gained. Kansas had
won seven straight games,
including victories over
California and Kentucky,
before playing Kansas State
at Allen Fieldhouse.
at a glance
KU
Tip-off
NU
Tip-off
F Kansas missed fve free
throws down the stretch
to allow Missouri back into
the game. The Tigers won
in overtime. Senior forward
Christian Moody had an
opportunity to win the game
at the end of regulation, but
missed two free throws as
time expired. Kansas lost the
game 89-86.
last time out
F Moody. After missing the
potential game-winning
free throws on Monday, his
attitude and performance
on the court will set the tone
for the game and, argu-
ably, the rest of the season.
The Asheville, N.C., former
walk-on will need to provide
senior leadership and give
Kansas energy with his abil-
ity to create second chances
off of loose rebounds. A
positive attitude from Moody
will help the entire team get
over last Monday’s loss in
Columbia, Mo.
player to watch
1 Number of Kansas players
who average double-digit point
totals this season. (Freshman
guard Brandon Rush, 13.1)
11 Number of Kansas play-
ers who average double-digit
minutes per game.
60 Kansas’ free-throw
percentage against Missouri,
but only fve percent below its
season average.
5 Number of KU losses by
four points or less.
60.3 Average number
of points Kansas allows per
game.
5 quick facts
at a glance
F Even though Wes Wilkinson
accumulated a double-dou-
ble, Nebraska lost to Iowa St.
88-75 on Tuesday in front of a
season-high crowd of 11,271
at home. A victory would
have given the ’Huskers its
best conference start in 30
years.
last time out
F Although he hasn’t been the
team’s best player, Kansas
fans might want to focus
on guard Joe McCray. The
sophomore got in the heads
of KU players last year and
drew loud boos for yelling
and pumping his fsts at the
Kansas faithful. He pro-
vided the team with a spark
it had lacked in previous
games with Kansas and
almost helped his team pull
off the upset. Sophomore
guard Russell Robinson or
freshman guard Brandon
Rush will guard McCray on
Saturday.
player to watch
54 The percentage
Wilkinson is shooting from
three-point distance. If he hits
his shots early, it could take the
crowd out of the game.
34 Total blocks by Wilkin-
son, which is good for second
in the conference.
7.38 The number of
three-pointers per game
Nebraska is averaging, which
ranks second in the confer-
ence.
0 Appearances by Nebraska
in the NCAA tournament with
Barry Collier as coach.
52.98 The free-throw
percentage of guard Jason
Dourisseau. If the game is
close near the end and comes
down to free throws, this is the
player Kansas will look to foul.
5 quick facts
F A victory in Allen Fieldhouse
would be a huge confdence
booster for Nebraska. It
would bring its conference
record to 3-1 and give it a
decent shot at making the
NCAA tournament. The Corn-
huskers will continue their
road trip after Saturday and
travel to Boulder to play the
Colorado Buffaloes. A loss
against Kansas would knock
Nebraska’s conference
record to 2-2. The Cornhusk-
ers started 2-0 in conference
play.
LOOKING FORWARD
F Keep the foot on the gas.
Kansas has struggled to put
teams away this season.
If Kansas gets an eight- to
10-point lead, it needs to fn-
ish and work to extend the
lead. Kansas cannot allow
Nebraska to creep back into
the game and pull out a vic-
tory, like Kansas State and
Missouri did. A conference
record of 1-3 would heavily
diminish Kansas’s chances
of playing in the NCAA
tournament.
key to victory
F Nebraska will face an angry
Kansas team coming off a
two-game losing streak. In
order to win, Nebraska will
have to jump out to an early
lead and take KU fans out of
the game. Also, Nebraska
will have to take care of the
ball and not turn it over as
many times as it has.
key to victory
FNebraska comes into Law-
rence with a record of 14-4.
Its most prominent victory
coming at home against
Oklahoma. The Cornhuskers
escaped, 59-58, which gave
them their fst conference
victory of the season. Since
then, Nebraska has defeated
Kansas State on the road and
lost to Iowa State at home.
Out of conference, Nebraska
had its most notable loss at
the hands of its in-state rival,
Creighton. Nebraska was
blown out, 70-44. Nebraska’s
best victory outside the Big
12 Conference came against
Marquette.
LOOKING FORWARD
F Kansas needs to rack up
the conference victories if
it hopes to qualify for the
NCAA tournament in March.
A victory against Nebraska
would get Kansas back to
.500 in Big 12 Conference
play.
Russell Robinson
Brandon Rush