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A Different Season
The KU Baseball Team
has high hopes of mak-
ing the NCAA tourna-
ment this year. The
Jayhawks are hopeful
that with good leader-
ship and perfomance,
the goal won’t be that far
away. PAge 10A
New Web program puts Lawrence on the map
The world revolves around Meadowbrook
Apartments, at least on Google Earth, a satellite
picture program created by a KU grad. PAge 2A
Universities insist Coke problems be fixed
The Coca-Cola Company is facing serious allega-
tions from factory workers in Colombia, which has
caused several universities to suspend their con-
tracts with the company. PAge 3A
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t health
In bed with the flu
Max Kreutzer/KANSAN
Vaccines found ineffective against fu virus
By Catherine OdsOn
Kansan staff writer
Flu medications are in short
supply at Watkins Memorial
Health Center after the Centers
for Disease Control and Preven-
tion found two common antiviral
medications ineffective against
the virus.
The CDC announced in a Jan.
14 health alert that the drugs
amantadine and rimantadine are
ineffective against 91 percent of
this year’s infuenza strains. Last
year, only 11 percent of tested
samples were resistant, which in-
creased from 5 percent in 2004.
“It’s morbidly increased over
the last three years,” said Patricia
Denning, chief of staff at Watkins
Memorial Health Center.
Watkins still has some fu
shots, and the Lawrence-Douglas
County Health Department, lo-
cated at 200 S. Maine St., has 52
vaccine shots remaining. Because
of the threat of a fu outbreak, stu-
dents in the Watkins waiting area
may be asked to wear a mask to
prevent spreading the disease.
The CDC recommended os-
eltamivir, commonly known
as Tamifu, and zanamivir, also
known as Relenza, as effective
antivirals. At Watkins, priority for
the drugs will be given to high-
risk patients with extenuating
circumstances, Denning said. For
a healthy person, Tamifu, even if
taken within 48 hours of the dis-
ease’s onset, would only shorten
the illness by one day.
Because Watkins no lon-
ger gives out doctors’ notes for
short-term illnesses, Denning
said students should contact
their professors directly regard-
ing absences.
Cathy Thrasher, chief pharma-
cist at Watkins, said that over-the-
counter treatment would depend
on the particular symptoms a pa-
tient experienced.
“Every student’s going to be
different on what symptoms af-
fect them and how severe they
are,” Thrasher said.
The best thing students can do
is prevent contracting the illness,
Denning said. A healthy lifestyle,
including three balanced meals,
lots of fuids, adequate sleep and
exercise, contributes to the body’s
ability to fght the fu. Many peo-
ple are reluctant to get a fu shot,
but it’s one of the best prevention
methods, Denning said.
The “Cover Your Cough” cam-
paign, sponsored by the CDC, en-
courages students in bathrooms
and hallways across campus to
contain germs by not coughing
into their hands or the air. Den-
ning said prompt disposal of used
tissues and frequent hand wash-
ing add to the process of contain-
ing germs.
“Stop and think about your lec-
ture halls,” Denning said. “You’re
sitting shoulder to shoulder with
Denning said students with
questions about their symptoms
should consult the triage nurse
at (785) 864-9583. The nurse can
advise students on setting up an
appointment and effective ways
to treat cold and fu symptoms.
— Edited by Jodi Ann Holopirek
Signs and Symptoms Cold Flu
Fever, chills Low fever, if any Usual, can be high
Headache Rare Usual
Aches and pains Mild, if any Often severe
Fatigue, weakness Mild, if any Often severe
Runny, stuffy nose Common Sometimes
Sneezing Usual Sometimes
Sore throat Common Sometimes
Cough Hacking cough Can become severe
Source: HealthyLife® Students Self-Care Guide by the American Institute of
Preventative Medicine
what do you have?
t student housing
David Noffsinger/KANSAN
A construction worker surveys materials inside Hashinger Hall Wednesday
afternoon. Hashinger has been under construction since May 2005, and con-
struction is scheduled to be completed by the fall 2006 semester. The renova-
tions will not exceed the estimated project cost of $12.6 million.
Renovations on track
By raChel Parker
Kansan staff writer
Hashinger Hall renovations
are right on schedule for the
resident hall to open in the fall.
Mild winter conditions have
kept the construction workers
on track.
“We got that bad month and
it made us a little nervous for
awhile,” said Ken Stoner, di-
rector of the Department of
Student Housing, referring to
inclement winter weather late
last semester.
The renovations, which
started in May, will not exceed
the estimated project cost of
$12.6 million. The new build-
ing will accommodate about
360 students during the next
school year.
An exclusive look into the
construction site showed ma-
jor changes for students com-
ing in during the next school
year, with the hall still focusing
on theater and art.
The theater on the third
foor will be wider, with higher
ceilings and storage areas to
store props and supplies for
performances. New dining ac-
commodations will also be on
this foor for residents to grab
a quick snack or chat over cof-
fee. A deck will also be built
out back for those wanting to
lounge and eat.
Other additions will include
sinks in every student’s room
and insulated windows and
walls to decrease energy con-
sumption as well as lower nat-
ural gas expenses, Stoner said.
Stair wells were taken out
between the elevators on each
foor to provide more lobby
space. A lot of attention was
see HAsHINGeR IN pAGe 4A
t law enforcement
By Mike MOstaffa
Kansan staff writer
When John Armel, Lenexa
senior, drives his black 1997
Toyota Camry through the
streets of Lawrence, he feels
almost invisible. And with
the jet-black tint that covers
all of his windows, he pretty
much is invisible to the other
drivers on the road.
While Armel’s windows pro-
vide his ride with privacy, solar
protection and a certain visual
appeal, they also are illegal in
the state of Kansas.
Armel decided to have his
windows tinted at a local shop
last year to block sun rays
and provide privacy while he
“If I’m in a car that does
not have tinted windows I
feel weird, like everyone is
looking at me,” Armel said.
A Kansas statute states that
no vehicle can have a window
tint of less than 35 percent. A
window with 35 percent tint
has the ability to block 65 per-
cent of visible light.
Armel’s driver’s and passen-
ger’s side windows are covered
with 20 percent tint, while the
back and rear windows are
covered with 5 percent tint.
That means 80 percent of light
is blocked in the front side
windows and 95 percent is
blocked in the back.
Tom Patel, owner of University
Audio, 2319 Louisiana St., has
provided window-tinting services
for 22 years. While Patel said he
and his employees abided by state
laws, most of the customers who
came in wanted an illegal tint.
“About two-thirds of ev-
eryone that comes in asks for
a tint that is darker then 35
percent,” he said.
Window tint laws differ from
state to state. The driver is subject
to the laws of the state the vehi-
cle is registered in, said Sgt. Dan
Ward, Lawrence Police Depart-
ment spokesman.
Lawrence police use a me-
ter that, when held to a win-
dow, measures the percent of
tint, Ward said.
While the Lawrence Police
Department and police across
the state have the ability to
check the percentage of tint in
windows, that has not stopped
drivers like Armel from illegal-
ly tinting their windows.
Armel said he was much
more worried about getting a
speeding ticket than receiv-
ing a citation for his illegal
“I’ve been pulled over three
times since I’ve got my win-
dows tinted, and each time
the officer never mentioned
anything about it,” he said.
— Edited by Frank Tankard
Lisa Lipovac/KANSAN
Going to the
dark side
Popular car embellishment
illegal in state of Kansas
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1. Program eases need for nurses
2. In the name of Allah
3. Book prices unacceptable
4. Inmates perform at local church
5. Wacker: Underclassmen not to blame
By Kristen JarBoe
Kansanstaff writer
It looks like Lawrence is at the
center of the earth — at least, ac-
cording to Google Earth it is. More
specifcally, Meadowbrook Apart-
ments, near the intersection of Bob
Billings Parkway and Crestline
Drive, is at the center of the earth.
Google Earth is a program on
the Internet in which you can see a
distant view of the earth for free. By
using the zoom feature, you mag-
nify the planet, which eventually
zooms in on Lawrence.
Brian McClendon, director of
engineering for Google Earth is
responsible for the Web site. He
lived in Lawrence for 15 years and
eventually graduated from the Uni-
versity of Kansas with a Bachelors
of Science in Electrical Engineer-
ing in 1986.
While McClendon was working
for Google, he co-founded Key-
hole, which was then acquired by
“I just modifed it slightly
one day a couple years ago,” he
said. “Last year, Keyhole was re-
named Google Earth, released
as a free product, and the rest is
McClendon wasn’t contacted
by the apartment complex, but he
called and said a manager seemed
fne with it.
“We’re really happy about it,”
said Roberta Floyd, resident man-
Molly Bachand, Kansas City,
Kan., senior, said, “It’s interesting
that of all the places in the world
it could land, it lands here in Law-
To actually see Lawrence
though, the zoom feature has to
be used. Someone who does not
know of the Lawrence connection
may never see it.
“It’d be cool if, as soon as you
opened up the Google Earth site,
it zoomed in on Lawrence on it’s
own,” Bachand said. “But it’s still
weird to think that it looks like
we’re at the center.”
— Edited by Jodi Ann Holopirek
Zooming in on
Google Earth
A Keene eye for art
Lisa Lipovac/KANSAN
Senior Caterina Benalcazar looks through original artwork by Steve Keene.
“I have been a fan of his work for 10 years,” Benalcazar said. Benalcazar
frst found out about Keene because of the album art he creates. Keene will
be creating work in the Kansas Union Gallery until Feb. 14.
World shocked by Hamas victory
By raVi nessMan
the associated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank —
Islamic militant Hamas’ landslide
victory in Palestinian elections
unnerved the world Thursday,
darkening prospects for Mideast
peace and ending four decades
of rule by the corruption-riddled
Fatah Party.
The parliamentary victory
stunned even Hamas lead-
ers, who mounted a well-or-
ganized campaign but have
no experience in government.
They offered to share power
with President Mahmoud
Abbas, the Fatah chief, who
said he may go around the
new government to talk peace
with Israel.
Underscoring the tensions
between the secular Fatah and
fundamentalist Hamas, some
3,000 supporters of the mili-
tant group marched through
Ramallah and raised their
party’s green flag over the
Palestinian parliament. Fatah
supporters tried to lower the
banner. The two sides fought
for about 30 minutes, throw-
ing stones and breaking win-
dows in the building.
Abbas, who was elected last
year to a four-year term as presi-
dent of the Palestinian Author-
ity, has yet to decide how closely
to work with a group that built
its clout through suicide bomb-
ings. But his Fatah Party decid-
ed not to join a Hamas govern-
ment, said Fatah legislator Saab
“We will be a loyal oppo-
sition and rebuild the party,”
Erekat said, after meeting with
Hamas won a clear majority
in Wednesday’s vote, capturing
76 of the 132 seats in parliament,
according to offcial, near-com-
plete results released Thursday.
The results of the popular vote
were not announced.
But leaders across the world
demanded that Hamas, which
is branded a terror group by the
U.S. and European Union, re-
nounce violence and recognize
“If your platform is the de-
struction of Israel, it means
you’re not a partner in peace,
and we’re interested in peace,”
President Bush said in Washing-
Acting Israeli Prime Minis-
ter Ehud Olmert said Israel will
not negotiate with a Palestin-
ian government that includes
Hamas members, and senior
Cabinet offcials held an emer-
gency meeting to discuss the
repercussions of the vote. Act-
ing Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni
asked the EU not to deal with a
“terror government.”
Hamas leaders immediately
took to the international — and
even Israeli — airwaves to send
out a moderate message.
“Don’t be afraid,” Ismail
Haniyeh, a Hamas leader, told
the BBC.
At a victory news confer-
ence late Thursday, however,
Haniyeh said Hamas will
“complete the liberation of
other parts of Palestine.” He
did not say which territories
he was referring to or how he
would go about it.
Hamas has largely adhered
to the cease-fire declared last
February, while a smaller mili-
tant group, Islamic Jihad, car-
ried out six suicide bombings
against Israelis during that
The Islamic group quickly
reached out to Abbas to try to
work out a partnership, Hani-
yeh said, adding that he did not
expect the Palestinian leader to
Hamas leaders had said be-
fore the vote they would be
content to be a junior partner
in the next government. The
group campaigned mainly on
cleaning up the Palestinian
Authority — downplaying the
confict with Israel — and Za-
har said Thursday that Hamas
planned to overhaul the gov-
“We are going to change ev-
ery aspect, as regards the econ-
omy, as regards industry, as
regards agriculture, as regards
social aid, as regards health,
administration, education,” he
Some experts believed the
Hamas victory would force it
to moderate. Others feared it
would embolden the group to
remake Palestinian life in keep-
ing with its strict interpretation
of Islam.
“We don’t want the Pales-
tinian people and cause to be
isolated. We don’t want a the-
ocracy,” said independent law-
maker Hanan Ashrawi. “Hamas
promises reform, sure they will
do that, I would like to see re-
form. But what worries me is
things like legislation on educa-
tion, culture, social welfare, the
ramifcations for peace in the
“Last year, Keyhole
was renamed Google
Earth, released as a
free product, and the
rest is history.”
Brian McClendon
Director of Engineering for Google Earth
t technology
t palestinian election
By DaViD arMstrong
Kansan corresPondent
School has been in session
for a full week, which means
that a new routine should be
starting to sink in. That’s all
the more reason to mix things
up a bit this weekend.
As always, there’s tons of
fun to be had in this town
of ours, it’s just a matter of
scratching beneath the sur-
face to find affordable lo-
cal entertainment. Student
Union Activities has plenty
planned at the Kansas Union
this weekend.
Whether your walls at
home are bare, or you’ve got
some time between classes to
spare, today is the last day to
check out the poster sale at
the Union, starting at 9 a.m.
If posters aren’t your thing,
kick on your walking shoes
and throw on a jacket. With
the unseasonably warm tem-
peratures this month, take
advantage of the opportunity
to be outside without a parka
by making your way to the
Downtown Friday Gallery
Walk. It’s free, and only hap-
pens on select Fridays from 7
p.m. to 9 p.m. Usually about a
dozen galleries between Sev-
enth Street and 10th Street
The Lawrence Arts Center,
940 New Hampshire St., is a
good place to pick up a map
and start the adventure.
Looking at so much art
can make your eyes spin. To
get your ears engaged, just
continue the art walk down
to Sixth and Massachusetts
streets where Yonder Moun-
tain String Band will kick off
its Cabin Fever 2006 Tour to-
night and Saturday night at
Liberty Hall.
There’s also a ton of stuff
happening tonight at the
Kansas Union. Show up
about 9 p.m., but don’t for-
get your p.j.’s. Student Union
Activities is hosting its Winter
Unionfest Pajama Party where
pianist and vocalist Ross Cop-
perman will be performing.
There will also be a Scrabble
tournament, a miniature golf
course, a caricature artist and
a scavenger hunt, all with a
lot of prizes.
SUA is also hosting its
first feature film, “Shopgirl,”
adapted from the novel by
Steve Martin, at the Wood-
ruff Auditorium in the Kansas
Come early, or come late,
because there are two screen-
ings, the first is at 7 p.m. and
the last is at 9:30 p.m. Tickets
are $2.
Cosmic bowling happens
on the bottom floor of the
Union every Friday and Sat-
urday night, starting at 11
p.m., and it’s absolutely free.
After all, there’s nothing bet-
ter than free bowling.
— Edited by James Foley
news friday, January 27, 2006 The universiTy daily Kansan 3a
50,000 APPLY.
On The recOrd
FA 20-year-old KU student
reported his green, 12-speed
Fugi RoadBike stolen between
Saturday at 9:00 p.m., and
Monday at 9:30 a.m. The theft
occurred at 1321 Louisiana St.
The bike is valued at $50.
FA 38-year-old KU employee
reported graffti damage
between 5:00 p.m., Jan. 11
and 1:45 p.m., Jan. 23 at the
parking garage in the 1000
block of Indiana. The damage
is estimated at $500.
On campus
FTanya Golash-Boza, assis-
tant professor of Sociol-
ogy and American Studies,
will hold a seminar enti-
tled “Money Whitens? Why
the Afro-Peruvian Case
Defies Assumptions about
Race in Latin America” at
3:30 p.m. today at the Hall
FThe Center for East Asian
Studies will have a Lunar
New Year Party today at
the Ecumenical Christian
Ministries. Learn to make
dumplings from 2 to 4
p.m. Asian themed food,
music, and games will be
be available from 4 to 7
FThere will be a book signing
for “From John Brown to
Bob Dole: Movers and Shak-
ers in Kansas History” at
4:30 p.m. today at the Dole
Institute of Politics.
FThe KU piano division stu-
dents will hold a concert
entitled “Happy Birthday,
Amadeus!” at 7:30 p.m.
every night Jan. 27-29 at
the Hall Center. Admis-
sion is free, but tickets are
FThursday’s The University
Daily Kansan contained an er-
ror. In the article “’Hawks slam
past Aggies,” Max Falken-
stien’s name was misspelled.
FWednesday’s The University
Daily Kansan contained an
error. The photo caption for
the article “Candidate stresses
reforms” should have read,
“Robin Jennison, GOP guber-
natorial candidate, tells Univer-
sty of Kansas students that a
decrease in taxes will improve
the state’s overall economy
during a KU College Repub-
licans meeting at the Kansas
Union on Tuesday night.”
t Activism
By Nicole Kelley
Kansan staff writer
Twelve universities have
suspended contracts with the
Coca-Cola Company after alle-
gations surfaced about abuse to
workers and the environment at
the company’s foreign plants.
One of the schools leading
the charge is the University of
Michigan, which, after being
contacted to take action by fac-
tory workers in Colombia, sus-
pended its contract with the
A group at the university
called Coalition to Cut the Con-
tract with Coca-Cola claims the
company was behind the deaths
of eight union members in Co-
lombia through its partnership
with paramilitary forces. The
Coalition also claims that in
India, Coca-Cola depleted the
groundwater supply, causing an
increased number of pesticides
found in the water and soil.
Coca-Cola denied any of this
Lindsey Rogers, University of
Michigan sophomore and mem-
ber of the Coalition to Cut the
Contract with Coca-Cola, said,
“Coke likes to say that they’re
not responsible for the action in
their bottling camps, but some-
how when paramilitary block-
ade the roads they fnd a way to
get through.”
The University of Kansas has
a contract with Coca-Cola worth
$15.7 million over a 10-year span.
In the 2004-2005 school year, a
total of 28,563 Coke products
were sold in vending machines
throughout campus.
Theresa Klinkenberg, chief f-
nancial offcer of the University,
said no specifc concerns about
the subject from students had
been brought to her attention.
She said she couldn’t speculate
about the action the University
would take.
Kerry Kerr, Coca-Cola spokes-
woman, said the company plans
to hire an impartial, indepen-
dent third-party to access the
situation in Colombia. Coca-
Cola also wants to meet with
the University of Michigan to
address the boycott, she said.
“We are committed to work
with all those schools so they
have the facts and we can con-
tinue to have a partnership with
them in the future,” Kerr said.
Rogers said Coca-Cola sent
the coalition a letter explaining
what the company was going to
do, but she wasn’t satisfed.
“I don’t think that’s good
enough,” Rogers said. “There
have been investigations in the
past. The real issue is whether
or not they are going to fx these
Nolan T. Jones, Pittsburg ju-
nior and communications direc-
tor for KU Student Senate, said
the allegations against Coca-
Cola need to be fully investigat-
ed before any decision regarding
the stance of the University can
be made.
“At the end of the day, un-
less you’re a Pepsi fan, I highly
doubt most members of the
student body want their Senate
to jump up and lead a charge
against Coke unless something
substantial in terms of hu-
manitarian issues was proven,”
Jones said.
— Edited by Jodi Ann Holopirek
FThe allegations brought
against Coca-Cola have
spurred 12 universities to
join forces and suspend
all sales of Coke products
on their campuses.
FIn the U.S.:
Bard College
Carleton College
Oberlin College
Macalester College
New York University
Rutgers University
Salem State College
Union Theological
University of Michigan
University of Guelph
Trinity College, Ireland
University College, Ireland
Source: The Coca-Cola Company.
suspension of coca-cola contracts
Universities boycott Coke
t student life
A recently introduced
proposal to repeal the illegal
immigration/in-state tuition
act is headed for a commit-
tee hearing next Wednesday.
Assigned to the Federal
and State Affairs Committee,
the proposal, HB-2615, was
introduced Jan. 17 by Rep.
Becky Hutchins (R-Holton).
The legislation the bill is at-
tempting to repeal, passed in
2004, grants in-state tuition to
illegal immigrants who have
spent at least three years at
and graduated from a Kansas
The bill must go through
a number of steps before it
makes it to the House floor,
but if it does, Rep. Barbara
Ballard (D-Lawrence), said
she would vote against it.
“People think that the bill
allows immigrants to go to
school for free, but that’s
not the case,” Ballard said
of the original legislation.
“These students have been
in Kansas for most of their
lives, so they’re not truly im-
Hutchins said she would
have introduced the bill last
year, but put it off when Kris
Kobach fled a lawsuit against
the state of Kansas on behalf
of out-of-state students. He ar-
gued that they shouldn’t have
to pay more for tuition than
illegal immigrants. The lawsuit
was eventually thrown out
based on procedural grounds,
but that ruling is under appeal.
Hutchins noted that a
federal law enacted in 1996
prohibits illegal immigrants
from receiving post-secondary
benefts if U.S. citizens can’t
receive the same.
Rep. Richard Kelsey, (R-God-
dard), a member of both the
Higher Education and Federal
and State Affairs Committees,
views the move as political
“I’ll be personally surprised
if this goes through,” Kelsey
said. “I have to question what
the motives are, but as a poli-
tician, I see what they’re trying
to do.”
— Fred A. Davis III
By lisa TilsoN
Kansan correspondent
More than 300 student athletes
flled the Kansas Union Ballroom
last night to kick off the frst ever
“Jayrock,” an all-athlete talent
Jayrock featured performances
from singing and dancing to “Sat-
urday Night Live” style skits from
eight KU athletic teams, including
men’s golf, volleyball, swimming
and diving, men’s and women’s
track, baseball, rowing and soc-
The idea for Jayrock was in-
spired by a similar event held an-
nually at the University of Michi-
gan. Even though Jayrock was
much smaller than Michigan’s
show, the Student Athlete Advi-
sory Committee, a board of repre-
sentatives from KU athletic teams,
has high hopes for its future.
“It will hopefully be a new tra-
dition for KU athletics,” said Tay-
ler Eldridge, a Santa Cruz, Calif.,
senior on the rowing team who
serves on the advisory committee.
The event started at 6:30 p.m.
with dinner and socializing and
was highlighted by eight perfor-
mances that ended at 8:30. Athlet-
ics Director Lew Perkins sat front
and center to enjoy all of the com-
“All the athletes are always so
busy with practices and competi-
tions, this is a great forum for them
to all be together to socialize, relax
and really have fun,” Perkins said.
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given to public areas where
students can gather to study
either in the floor lobby or in
the middle of each wing.
For the moment, space-
ships, peace signs and other
funky artwork can still be
seen painted on the lower
level floor walls, but when
the hall is finished, the walls
will be blank for new artists
to leave their mark.
Perhaps one of the most
striking new architectural dif-
ferences involves the main
floor hallway.
Instead of the traditional
straight walkway, a curvy
pathway will break off into
individual rooms, including a
conference room, a costume
and sewing room for theatri-
cal performances and a multi-
purpose workroom.
For students who lived in
Hashinger and want to live
there again, residency is guar-
anteed through a program
called “Home Away From
Hash” aimed at keeping the
hall traditions alive.
McCollum Hall has two
floors for these students to
help them feel like they never
left. These students have the
priority option of filling out
an intent to return applica-
tion that would give them ac-
cess to residency in Hashinger
when it reopens next year be-
fore any other applicants.
Liza Murray, Paola fresh-
man, who lives in McCollum
one floor above the Home
Away From Hash partici-
pants, said she noticed a dif-
ference between the former
Hashinger residents and the
rest of the hall’s residents.
“There are more posters on
the walls and doors. The floor
is a lot more decorated,” she
Traditional Hashinger
events are still carried on at
McCollum, including Open
Mic Night, Elevator Music,
and Hash-O-Ween.
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t NatioN
Robber holds up bank with pellet gun
Ron Holman/The Associated Press
A police offcer escorts a hostage out of the Bank of America in Exeter, Calif., Wednesday, during a standoff with an
armed suspect holding multiple hostages in Exeter, Calif. The man accused of holding a group of bank employees
hostage for 10 hours in the small California town has been booked for bank robbery and seven counts of holding
The AssociATed Press
EXETER, Calif. — Ending a
10 1/2-hour standoff, SWAT of-
fcers stormed a bank Thursday
and seized a robber who had
taken eight hostages with what
turned out to be a pellet gun, au-
thorities said.
The offcers moved in after
using a pack of Kool cigarettes
to trick the man into letting go
of his last hostage in the pre-
dawn hours. They left the ciga-
rettes just outside the front door,
and when he let the hostage re-
trieve them, offcers pulled her
to safety.
No injuries were reported.
“This is a great ending for ev-
erybody involved,” sheriff’s Lt.
Keith Douglas said.
Jess Martinez, 47, an unem-
ployed car salesman, was being
held on bank robbery and hos-
tage-taking charges, according
to police. He turned down a
request by The Associated Press
for an interview.
Martinez entered the Bank of
America branch Wednesday af-
ternoon and demanded money,
police said.
He took eight people hostage
after employees alerted police,
but released three of them with-
in 10 minutes, and set two more
free about 10 p.m. in exchange
for fried chicken, authorities
After midnight, the three re-
maining hostages _ all bank
employees _ tried to escape,
but Martinez grabbed one and
pulled her back inside, Police
Chief Clifton Bush said.
About 3:30 a.m., as police
were rescuing the fnal hostage,
another SWAT team stormed
the bank and captured Martinez
without a struggle, authorities
During negotiations, some of
the hostages were able to call
family members.
Margie Riportella, who with
her baby daughter was among
those frst released, said the man
was carrying a briefcase and ap-
peared to be unstable.
She said he kept all the hos-
tages in the middle of the room.
t war iN iraq
Offcials say Army stretched, but goals attainable
The AssociATed Press
top U.S. commander in Iraq ac-
knowledged on Thursday that
the U.S. Army was stretched but
insisted forces here were capa-
ble of accomplishing their mis-
sion and any recommendation
to reduce troops further would
be dictated by the situation on
the battlefeld.
U.S. offcials said Gen. George
Casey was speaking about the
Army in general and not specif-
cally about the 136,000-strong
force in Iraq. However, his com-
ments are likely to fuel a debate
inside the U.S. government over
whether the United States can
sustain the fght long enough
to break the back of the Sunni
Arab-led insurgency.
“The forces are stretched ...
and I don’t think there’s any
question of that,” Casey told re-
porters. “But the Army has been
for the last several years going
through a modernization strat-
egy that will produce more units
and more ready units.”
Casey said he had discussed
manpower strains with Gen. Pe-
ter J. Schoomaker on Wednes-
day and that the Army chief of
staff feels he can sustain mis-
sions around the world. Casey
was adamant that the troops in
Iraq were getting the job done.
“So, yep, folks are stretched
here but they certainly accom-
plish their mission, and the
forces that you’ve seen on the
ground are absolutely magnif-
cent,” Casey added.
In Washington, President
Bush brushed aside talk that the
United States could not prevail
in Iraq.
“If the question is whether or
not we can win victory in Iraq,
our commanders will have the
troops necessary to do that. If
the question is, Can we help
keep the peace in a place like
the Far East? Absolutely,” Bush
told reporters.
Meanwhile, the U.S. com-
mand announced that two more
American soldiers died Wednes-
day — one in a bombing south
of Baghdad and a second of
wounds suffered in a rocket at-
tack in Ramadi. At least 2,238
members of the U.S. military
have died since the war began,
according to an Associated
Press count.
At least 11 Iraqis were killed
Thursday in attacks around the
country, police said.
Also Thursday, the military
released fve Iraqi women de-
tainees, a move demanded by
the kidnappers of American re-
porter Jill Carroll.
Officials said the women
were part of a group of about
420 Iraqis to be released
Thursday and Friday and that
their freedom was not con-
nected to efforts to free Car-
roll, who was seized in Bagh-
dad on Jan. 7.
So you know how there
was that article the other
day about how nobody
uses the Jaywalk program
and it’s a waste of money?
Well I just tried to call them
because I don’t want to
walk home after my night
class all alone in the dark,
and nobody answered the
phone. Maybe that’s why
nobody uses the service.

I just gave her my
shadow and my roommate
wears colored contacts that
don’t even match. Haha!

All right, so Bush cut
$71 million that would
have gone to repair New
Orleans’ levees, and then
we have a big crisis and
a giant flood. Then he
deregulates mines, and
we have mine after mine
start collapsing and people
dying. How many catastro-
phes do we have to have
before people start notic-
ing the common thread?

My boyfriend just told
me that he wasn’t hungry,
but then he ate my sand-
wich. Foiled again!

So I’m pulling into Yel-
low Lot #61C and I peeked
into someone’s car and
there is definitely a dog
in the car, windows rolled
up, door shut. I’m pretty
sure that’s animal cruelty.
Whoever’s dog that is, go
get your dog and give it to
better care.

Phil, Kara and I decided
we still liked the bottom
bunk better so we had sex
on your bed again. Sorry.

I need to know, what’s
the plural of oasis? Is it
oasis, oasises, or oasii? I
need to know!
(Editor’s note: Oases)

Is it just me or does
Julian Wright look exactly
like Kramer?

Whoever left a leop-
ard print CD wallet at
20th Terrace and Cliffton
should probably come
get it, because Chuck
Norris says you should
or something. I don’t
know, whatever you
need to print this.

Uh, yeah, it’s a senior
here at KU. I can basi-
cally tell you that High-
tower is basically the
worst referee in the Big
12, so take that for what
it’s worth.

The Orange Iguanas
were the absolute best
team to compete in the
Legend of the Hidden

Way to beat A&M away
boys. If we can do that, we
can definitely beat those
effing Wildcats at Allen
Fieldhouse West.
Oh my god there’s a
rhinocerous living in the
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seem like such a
small number of
things that God
would tell us
not to do. Don’t
kill anyone.
Okay, cool, we
can deal with
that, seems pretty straightfor-
ward. Don’t covet your neigh-
bor’s donkey. No problem there,
I get mine wholesale and the
quality tends to be pretty good.
Then, from what I understand,
there are eight others.
Now, by no means am I a
theological scholar, but to the
best of my knowledge there isn’t
a “Thou shall not be homo-
sexual” commandment. Same
with “Thou shall not be a Jewish
leader looking for peace in your
country.” And, I may be reach-
ing with this one, but “Thou
shall not have dissent within
a democracy,” doesn’t pop up
anywhere that I know of. But,
then again I could be wrong; I
kind of glossed over Exodus.
According to the news the
past several years, especially
within the last few months, it
has come to my attention that
we got short-changed some-
where along the line with what
God does and doesn’t want us
to do.
God is pissed, and by all
accounts he doesn’t seem to be
taking it any more. Consider:
Jerry Falwell helpfully informed
us 9/11 was God’s version of a
kick in the nuts because of gays
and their “unholy” ways.
Pat Robertson, good friend of
God and national crazy person,
let us in on the fact that God
was simply
doing his
heavenly duty
by turning Ariel
Sharon into a
vegetable. After
all, how dare a
Jew give away
a piece of land
that was caus-
ing incomprehensible blood-
shed? The balls on that guy.
The New York Times recent-
ly reported that New Orleans
mayor, Ray Nagin is jumping on
the “holy wrath” bandwagon.
“Surely God is mad at
America,” quoth Nagin in his
semi-infamous Martin Luther
King Day speech. “He sent us
hurricane after hurricane after
hurricane, and it’s destroyed
and put stress on this country.”
The true question is what is
more offensive: The fact that
incredible amounts of pain and
suffering on thousands of people
can be so easily pigeon holed as,
“Well, you brought it upon your-
selves,” or that a public leader
is using the celebration of a civil
rights icon to chide a nation.
Allowed, all of these men
are entitled to their opinions.
The already much-maligned
Nagin has not done himself a
favor by throwing himself in
with the likes of Falwell and
Robertson. After catching flak
for his handling of the hurri-
cane situation, you would think
the man would be walking on
eggshells. That doesn’t seem to
be the case, however, with his
apparent willingness to join the
“creepy religious guy” club.
What’s more frightening is
that someone who isn’t known
for insane ramblings is so quick
to point to divine intervention.
This little shot off at the mouth
(which caught little attention,
because of his vaguely racist
comments elsewhere in the
speech) is indicative of the swing
to the religious right this country
has been making bit by bit.
When our own government
officials are taking us back to
the hellfire and brimstone days,
we’re in danger of alienating a
large cross-section of the popu-
lation that isn’t completely in-
sane. Obviously Mr. Nagin feels
that God was upset about some-
thing, and he has every right to
feel that way. He shouldn’t have
belittled the victims of New
Orleans by saying the death and
destruction could have been
prevented if we hadn’t rubbed
a certain deity the wrong way.
It seems to be a tad disingenu-
ous. We expect that from the nut
jobs, not from the mayor of one
of the most famous cities in the
United States.
Granted, Nagin did apolo-
gize for his comments, but
anymore that’s become stan-
dard procedure for politician
screw-ups. It’s high time to
stop attributing all the pain and
destruction in the world on the
fact that America is a modern
day Sodom and Gomorrah.
Then again, if Nagin, Rob-
ertson and Falwell are right, it’s
time we start stocking up on
duct tape and plastic tarp.
✦ Vierthaler is a Dodge City
junior in journalism.
Fire and brimstone alienates
mainstream American public
University should put best foot backward
The next time you see a
person walking backward on
campus, take a good, long stare
at him or her.
Unless it is just some random
person walking backward
(which is not out of the ques-
tion on this campus) then it
is most likely a KU Ambas-
sador giving another fun- and
fact-filled tour of our beautiful
campus to some wide-eyed
high school seniors and their
In fact, chances are that
many of you reading this
right now went on one or
more of these tours yourself
before deciding to come to
the University of Kansas.
Carnegie Research, in a
2004 survey conducted for
the University, found that
campus tours were one of
the most influential factors
for incoming students. They
ranked number one above
athletics and everything else.
It is scary to find out how
much sway KU Ambassadors
hold on incoming students,
especially when you consider
that KU Ambassadors will
take just about anybody.
How do I know?
I used to be a KU Ambassa-
dor. That’s right. Once a week
I would lead a pack of high
school seniors and their folks
around campus all the while
telling these prospective stu-
dents interesting tidbits about
the University and how real
college students lived.
Or at least that was the idea.
What really happened was
that these young students (at
least the ones on my tour)
seemed to pay about as much
attention to me as you would
a hippie on Wescoe while their
parents stared at me suspi-
ciously, like I was an unsolic-
ited door-to-door insurance
Meanwhile I smiled and at-
tempted to answer the parents’
questions as truthfully as I
could. Which usually wasn’t
very truthfully at all. Don’t get
me wrong. I wouldn’t lie on
purpose. I would just try to
keep everything positive and G-
rated, which sometimes meant
avoiding parents’ questions all
together. Exchanges during my
tours would often sound some-
thing like this:
Concerned Parent: “Is
drinking a big problem at
Me: “Right over there is an
elm tree. We have over 17,000
trees on campus, including
five gingko!”
Concerned Parent: “Why do
you keep avoiding our ques-
Me: “Stauffer-Flint has been
hit by lightning more than
seven times.”
Concerned Parent: “Let’s get
out of here.”
Me: “Wait! Could I interest
you in some life insurance?”
Of course I’m exaggerating.
Stauffer-Flint has only been
hit by lighting five times but
still, you get an idea of how a
typical tour might go for me. I
was terrible at giving tours so I
eventually quit. I should have
never been a KU Ambassador
in the first place.
The only reason I joined
was out of spite. A fellow
(whom I shall not name,
except to say that he wears
a kilt) in my old scholarship
hall was bragging one day
about being accepted to KU
Ambassadors. While he made
it sound like a big deal I said
out loud that they would
take anybody. So we made a
bet: We would find the most
shallow, drugged, unqualified
person possible, a.k.a. me,
and see if they would accept
So I went to the interview
where I was grilled with tough
questions like “Can you walk
backwards?” and (no lie) “Do
you have a pair of walking
shoes?” I passed with flying
colors, and in no time I was
getting lost with packs of stu-
dents in Strong Hall.
I was in the minority
though. Most KU Ambassa-
dors are hard-working stu-
dents who really, really (read:
scarily) care about the Uni-
versity. The problem is that if
these tours are so influential
all it takes is one bad apple
for the University to lose a
National Merit Scholar or an
honors student.
The process involved to be
a KU Ambassador should be
much stricter and more rigid.
I gave one tour with a fellow
KU Ambassador who just
happened to be in a sorority
and who — although the tour
consisted of two men and one
woman, who said she was
indifferent to the greek system
— just happened to mention
her sorority and how you
should join a sorority approxi-
mately 4,000 times. By the end
of the tour I was convinced to
join a sorority.
KU Ambassadors shouldn’t
be a recruiting program for
the greeks, and it shouldn’t
accept people who join out of
spite, like me. A way to fix
this would be to start paying
the KU Ambassadors who are
currently volunteers. By pay-
ing Ambassadors, the Uni-
versity could make it a real
job and therefore have much
stricter rules.
Rules that include “no kilts.”
✦ Morris is an Overland Parkw
junior in journalism.
Internet companies
must protect users
The federal government’s get-
ting interested in what you’re
searching for on the Internet.
Last week, federal investiga-
tors tried to get Internet search
records from Google, Microsoft,
Yahoo and America Online to
combat child pornography.
While Microsoft, Yahoo and
America Online turned in the
information, Google didn’t.
For refusing, the Justice
Department is taking Google
to court to try to get its search
Microsoft, Yahoo and
America Online justified giving
away their records because the
records don’t have any ties to
whoever searched them. No
personal information was given
with the information. At least
not yet. The administration has
been cavalier so far in gathering
Google not surrendering its
information lets the govern-
ment know it’ll stand up for the
privacy of its users.
This is certainly a message
the federal government needs
to hear from time to time.
No matter how you feel
about the government’s request
— or other intelligence gather-
ing practices — if no one chal-
lenges the government, it will
only grow bolder.
Critics have challenged
President George Bush over
his wiretapping of suspected
Al Qaeda operatives’ calls to
the United States. The criticism
forced the administration to
defend its actions, as it should
do. Bush defended his actions
in his speech in Manhattan.
This administration, con-
cerned with intelligence about
terrorism and pornography,
should be working to protect
the country from both threats.
But if no one takes the time
to look at what the government
is doing or to stand up and
says no to a request, there is no
incentive for the government to
consider what it’s doing.
Google’s concerns about
privacy and free speech are
warranted, and so are the gov-
ernment’s concerns about ter-
rorism and child pornography.
If Google had acted as its rivals
Microsoft, Yahoo and Ameri-
can Online did, who would be
questioning the government’s
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH
You could feel pressured by others.
Remember, you always have the
choice of how to respond. You could
be rather overwhelmed. Make an
effort to be understanding. Listen to a
very generous offer, but don’t take it
seriously immediately.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHHH
You will be hard-pressed to under-
stand what is going on with others.
Investigate options, but a key door
might still be closed. Be easygoing,
and you will get the answers you
want. Opportunities come through
others’ willingness.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH
Work with someone carefully. You have
a way of making comments that could
be misinterpreted easily. You have a lot
of creativity. Your gentleness is demon-
strated through nurturing and care.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH
Fatigue could be impairing your deci-
sions. You could make a costly fnan-
cial mistake. Stop and take your time
when dealing with others. Creativity
could easily be mistaken for risking.
Use care and insight, please.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH
You might not intend to rain on some-
one’s parade, but you will anyway.
Opportunity stems from your positive
behavior. Actions speak louder than
words. You might need to say that
you’re sorry through a gesture.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH
You are full of fun and liveliness. Al-
low your playful behavior to emerge
instead of being a downer. Your at-
titude determines much that goes on.
Be positive, and others will be happy
to relate to you. Tonight: Find fun.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH
Your family and home come frst. Take
actions to add to your present security.
Express your gentle behavior. Your
warmth bubbles forward and warms
up others. Stop and buy a card to
brighten someone’s day.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH
You are all smiles. Others naturally
respond to you, with the exception
of a boss or a contrary person in
your life. Remember that you cannot
change others. Listen to feedback
from someone you care about. A
conversation can clear the air.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH
You might be pushing the line without
even realizing it. If you listen to what
isn’t being said, you might under-
stand more of what is ailing someone
close to you. You might need to be
more careful with your spending.
Your sixth sense might clue you in to
events prior to their happening.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH
Someone might not have everything he
or she is suggesting. Use a grain of salt
in viewing those around you. Deal with
others positively. Close relating draws
out someone’s fears. Eye the long-term.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH
Listen to news that comes from a boss,
parent or someone else you respect.
Deal with a problem with concern and
care for everyone involved. Responsi-
bilities call. You will meet the demands.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH
Stay call-oriented and on top of a prob-
lem. If you take your time and fnd facts,
you will understand a lot more. Investi-
gate alternatives. Kiss rigidity goodbye.
A change will revive your energy.
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If the fnal standings were
based on the preseason Big 12
Coaches poll, the Jayhawks
would fnish eighth this year.
But Kansas plans to use the
2005 season to prove that pre-
diction wrong.
Kansas coach Ritch Price
said he did not intend for his
team to fnish in the Top 25.
“In our conference we’ve got
several baseball schools that
are perennial Top 25 programs
and have been for a long time,”
Price said. “We think we can
fnish in the frst fve, but the
bottom line is you got to get it
done on the feld.”
Kansas will get that oppor-
tunity against 10 teams that
made the 2005 NCAA tourna-
ment and a Texas A&M squad
that is ranked No. 29 in the
Preseason Rosenblatt Report’s
Top 35.
Despite having to face addi-
tional ranked opponents such as
Southern California, Clemson,
Baylor, Nebraska and defending
national champion Texas on the
road, players said they were up
to the challenge.
Kansas is coming off its third
straight 30-win season. The Jay-
hawks will also return seven
position players who started last
season and two starting pitch-
The Cleveland Indians draft-
ed starting outfelder Gus Mil-
ner in the amateur draft after
last season, yet Milner decided
to return to Kansas for his se-
nior season instead to prove a
“Everybody looks down on
KU,” Milner said. “We’ve got a
lot of returning people and last
year, we were pretty experienced,
so I think we could make a push
for a lot better than eighth place
this year.”
One of the biggest additions
to the team is senior pitcher
Ricky Fairchild, who trans-
ferred from Tulane. Tulane
reached the College World Se-
ries last season. He said the Jay-
hawks fate this season will rely
on how far the pitching staff
takes them.
“Our hitters are really
swinging the bat well, both
in the fall and now in the
spring, and our pitchers are
starting to come around. We
have a lot of young guys that
have a lot of promise. I think
our season’s going to be de-
termined on how well they
pitch,” he said.
“There’s no reason we can’t
be top fve in the Big 12 and Top
25 in the country,” senior out-
felder Matt Baty said.
Baty said he agreed with the
preseason ranking of eighth,
though, because Kansas had yet
to prove itself. Baty has different
aspirations for this season.
“Our goal is to make a re-
gional,” Baty said. “Our first
year, our goal was to make
it to the Big 12 tournament.
Now we’ve reached that goal
two times out of three years.
Now it’s time to make a re-
gional and make a stand for
KU baseball.”
— Edited by John Jordan
athletics calendar
F Swimming vs. Drury, 5
F Player to
Senior Tif-
fany Cherry.
She set a
MU Trian-
gular meet
record last
weekend on the 60-meter
dash with a time of 7.55.
FMen’s basketball at Iowa
FWomen’s basketball atBay-
FTennis vs. Drake, 11 a.m.,
FTrack, Jayhawk Invitational,
FMen’s basketball vs. Texas
FBaseball vs. Hawaii-Hilo, 12
a.m., Hilo, Hawaii
FWomen’s basketball vs.
Colorado, 7 p.m., Allen Field-
swimming & Diving
Kansas to face Drury
on senior night
The swimming and diving
team will face Drury tonight
for its last home meet of the
The Jayhawks take on the
Panthers at 5 p.m. at Robinson
Gymnasium. Admission is free.
Kansas (6-2, 2-0 Big 12 Con-
ference) will face a Drury team
that is No. 3 in Division II. Kan-
sas is No. 23 in Division I.
“Drury is very good. They
should win the Division II
championship,” Kansas coach
Clark Campbell said. “They are
as good as any Division I team
we will face.”
Tonight is senior night and
the team’s six seniors will be
announced before the meet.
Kansas’ last meet was against
Nebraska. The Jayhawks won
10 of the 14 events and beat
the Cornhuskers 176-124.
— Betty Kaspar
Kansas looks to break
even against Drake
The Kansas tennis team will
compete in its frst in-state
match on Saturday at 11 a.m.,
when it faces Drake.
The match will be held in
The Jayhawks enter the
match with a 1-1 record. Kan-
sas lost to Indiana, but defeat-
ed Ball State last weekend.
This will be the frst match
of the season for Drake.
Saturday will mark the third
of 26 matches for the Jayhawks
during the spring season.
— Antonio Mendoza
TrAcK & fielD
Jayhawks looking for
home feld advantage
The Kansas men’s and
women’s track teams will play
host to 41 other area schools
for this Saturday’s Jayhawk
The meet will kick off at 9
a.m. at the Anschutz Sports
Pavilion in Lawrence. The
women’s weight throw will be
the frst event. The last sched-
uled event will be the men’s
3200-meter relay at 7:15 p.m.
Kansas coach Stanley Red-
wine, who was happy with last
week’s KU/KSU/MU Triangular
meet, said he would enjoy see-
ing a crowd at home for the
Jayhawks since there will be
so many teams at the meet.
— Evan Kafarakis
Eighth place no prize for Jayhawks
By STePhen hawKInS
the associated press
DALLAS — As always, the
expectations are high for the
Texas Longhorns after they won
their second national champi-
onship in four years. The pre-
season hype for Missouri is a
new experience.
The Tigers are the only Big 12
team besides the unanimously
top-ranked Longhorns listed
in each of the three major pre-
season polls. The Tigers are
coming off their third straight
NCAA tournament appearance,
but the 40 wins last season were
their most since 1991.
Missouri has all of its position
starters back except All-Big 12
outfelder James Boone (.340,
8 home runs and 72 RBIs). The
Tigers return their top two start-
ing pitchers juniors Max Scher-
zer (9-4, 1.86 ERA) and Nathan
Culp (9-2, 3.50), a left-hander.
Texas lost fve position start-
ers, including three senior in-
felders. While they return six
pitchers, they have to fnd a
replacement for closer J. Brent
Cox (8-3, 19 saves, 1.73).
Baylor, which has to replace
three top pitchers, was picked
fourth by the Big 12 coaches,
followed by Oklahoma, Oklaho-
ma State, Texas A&M, Kansas,
Texas Tech and Kansas State.
Nebraska won a school-re-
cord and NCAA-high 57 games
last season. Among the Corn-
huskers’ 15 returning lettermen
are pitchers Joba Chamberlain
(10-2, 2.81), Johnny Dorn (12-2,
2.16) and Brett Jensen (3-5, 16
saves, 1.96).
Oklahoma, with eight posi-
tion starters and three start-
ing pitchers back from another
NCAA regional team, and Texas
A&M have new head coaches.
Sunny Galloway led the
Sooners to a 12-6 record as in-
terim coach at the end of last
season after coach Larry Co-
chell resigned after making ra-
cially insensitive marks.
Kansas plays the earliest
opener in the Big 12, Wednes-
day at Hawaii-Hilo. Senior frst
baseman Jared Schweitzer (.366,
7 HRs, 32 RBIs) is among six re-
turning starters.
Larry Hays goes into his 20th
season at Texas Tech, which has
to replace six position starters.
Hays has 730 of his 1,425 victo-
ries (fourth among active coach-
es) with the Red Raiders.
Kansas State third-year coach
Brad Hill can depend on 20 re-
turning lettermen from last year’s
30-25 squad. That includes eight
pitchers, with the weekend start-
ing rotation intact.
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’Horns lead the way
in conference play
Junior guard Curtis Stinson leads Iowa State’s offense.
Stinson, who is considered one of the best guards in the confer-
ence by various coaches, will enter Saturday’s game averaging
19.8 points per game. He has scored 27 points
in each of his last three games. Kansas fans
might remember Stinson from last season.
He scored 29 points in Allen Fieldhouse
and led Iowa State to a 63-61 overtime
victory. Stinson and junior guard Will
Blalock combine for 11.8 assists per game
between the two of them. Overall, Iowa
State is third in the conference with 75.7
points per game.
Ranking: 3.5
Sophomore Rahshon Clark is the team’s most ac-
tive defender. He has compiled 25 blocks on the season
and leads the team in rebounding. Clark is averaging just 5.3
rebounds per game, though. As a result, Iowa State often gets
beat on the glass. It ranks 11th in the conference in rebounds,
with 32.3 per game. The Cyclones defense has
been their Achilles heel this season.
Iowa State ranks 10th in the
conference in scoring
defense, allowing 73.8
points per game. Although
Iowa State lacks defense,
Stinson and Blalock are
active defenders. Stinson
ranks second in the conference
with 3 steals per game.
Ranking: 2
In his third season as Iowa State’s coach,
it appears Wayne Morgan has the program
headed in the right direction. He came to Ames
in 2002 as an assistant coach and took over
the head coaching job after Iowa State fred
former coach Larry Eustachy. In his frst season,
Morgan took his team to the NIT Tournament.
The next year, he became the frst coach in Iowa
State history to lead the team to two road victo-
ries against ranked teams. Iowa State beat Kansas
and Texas on the road last year. Last season, Iowa
State had a better showing, making the NCAA
Tournament. It advanced to the second round.
Iowa State’s appearance in the tournament was its
13th bid overall and frst since 2001.
Ranking: 3
— DanielBerk
friday, january 27, 2006 The universiTy daily Kansan 9a game day
’Hawks must control Stinson, Blalock
Kansas vs. ISU
11 a.m., Saturday, Hilton Colliseum
Iowa State
The Kansas offense is hitting its stride at the right time
during Big 12 Conference play. The Jayhawks have shot 50
percent or better in seven of their past nine games, including a
54.8 percent effort Wednesday night against Texas A&M. Solid
guard play from freshman Mario Chalmers and sophomore
Russell Robinson contributed to better play by the KU offense.
Chalmers is averaging better than 14 points per game in Big
12 conference play. Robinson stepped up against Texas A&M
with a career-high 24 points.
Rating: 3.5
The Jayhawks continue to give opponents tough
defensive looks, holding nearly all teams to under
40 percent shooting from the feld. Kansas plays
aggressive, pressure defense, with full court presses
or close man-to-man coverage in half court sets. The
defense has provided critical steals and turnovers,
which has led to easy buckets on the other end of
the court. Kansas will need to continue to play solid
defense on the road Saturday in Ames, Iowa.
Rating: 3.5

A 3-2 zone, implemented during the second half of Kan-
sas’ 10-point victory in College Station, Texas, gave Texas
A&M headaches on offense. Kansas coach Bill Self’s de-
cision limited Texas A&M’s ability to drive to the basket
and get easy buckets. Self and his coaching staff will
need to continue to make critical adjustments tomor-
row in order to stop the penetration of Iowa State
guards Curtis Stinson and Will Blalock.
Rating: 3
— Ryan Colaianni
F Iowa State comes into
Saturday’s game against
Kansas needing a victory
to stay near the top of
the Big 12 Conference
standings. Iowa State
enters the game with a
3-3 conference record.
The Cyclones lost in over-
time at home to Texas
A&M last weekend. Iowa
State’s victories in the
conference have come
against Missouri, Kansas
State and Nebraska.
at a glance
F Iowa State did something
Kansas couldn’t do: win
at Missouri. Iowa State
pounded Missouri on
its home foor, 82-58.
The Cyclones had four
players score in double
fgures. Perhaps the most
impressive part of the vic-
tory was shutting down
Missouri’s one-two punch
of Thomas Gardner and
Jimmy McKinney. The
two combined to shoot
7-of-21 from the feld.
Last time out
F Curtis Stinson. The junior
guard proved last year
that he could single-hand-
edly defeat Kansas when
he scored 29 points in a
63-61 Iowa State victory
in Allen Fieldhouse. He
has the ability to carry his
teammates on his back
and take over games.
player to watch
297 — Field goal at-
tempts by Stinson, the
most in the Big 12
193 — Steals for Iowa
State, frst in the confer-
6.53 — Assists per
game for junior guard Will
Blalock, frst in the Big 12
45.7 — Opponents’
shooting percentage
against Iowa State, second-
worst in the conference
2 — Number of games
Iowa State has lost in a ow,
to Texas and Texas A&M
5 quick facts
FAfter hosting Kansas,
Iowa State will get a
week off. The Cyclones
are scheduled to play
Colorado at home when
they return to action.
looking ahead
F Utilize the ability of
Stinson and Blalock. The
speedy guards will look
to penetrate the Kansas
defense and drive to
the basket to fnd open
post men. If Stinson is
able to get loose from
Kansas guards Russell
Robinson and Mario
Chalmers, it could be a
long night for Kansas.
key to victory
Around the Big 12
No. 5 Texas at No. 22 Oklahoma
When: 8 p.m., Saturday
Where: Norman, Okla.
This game could potentially be the only
Texas loss all year in conference play. The
No. 5 ranked Longhorns have looked im-
pressive in their frst fve conference games,
compiling a 5-0 record. The key for Okla-
homa will be to stop the exciting Daniel
Gibson from Texas. Gibson, a sophomore
guard, scored 37 points in a victory against
Baylor last weekend. Oklahoma comes
into the game after beating Baylor Wednes-
day night. Oklahoma is the only other Big
12 team besides Texas ranked in the Top
Kansas State at Colorado
When: 9 p.m., Saturday
Where: Boulder, Colo.
Both teams will try to prove that they
are legitimate and are potential qualifers
for the NCAA tournament. Kansas State
comes into the game with a 3-2 mark in
conference play, including a road victory
at Kansas. Colorado also started strong
in conference play. The Buffaloes won
Wednesday night at home against the Ne-
braska Cornhuskers, which improved their
conference record to 4-2. Colorado is cur-
rently in second place in the conference.
Colorado guard Richard Roby was named
Big 12 Player of the Week last week.
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
When: 12:30 p.m., Saturday
Where: Lubbock, Texas
Both teams came into the season with
hopes of capturing a Big 12 Championship
and qualifying for the NCAA tournament.
They have had disappointing starts to the
season and both sit at 2-3 in conference
play. Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton
had one of his worst losses ever last Mon-
day against Texas, losing by more than 30
points. The player to watch in this game is
Texas Tech guard Jarrius Jackson. The ju-
nior is averaging 19.1 points per game.
Missouri at Nebraska
When: 3 p.m., Saturday
Where: Lincoln, Neb.
This game becomes another must-win
for Missouri coach Quin Snyder. Things
looked good for Snyder a week ago after
his team defeated Kansas at home. Since
that game, Missouri has lost two in a row
and is now 3-3 in conference play. Ne-
braska is also trying to get back on track.
The Cornhuskers started the conference
season 2-0, but have lost three straight
and are now sitting at 2-3.
Baylor at Texas A&M
When: 5 p.m., Saturday
Where: College Station, Texas
Texas A&M looks to get back on
track after losing by 10 points at
home to Kansas. Baylor seeks its
first victory of the season. This game
will feature a talented pair of guards,
in Texas A&M’s Acie Law and Bay-
lor guard Aaron Bruce.
F Kansas has shot better
than 50 percent from
the feld in seven of its
past nine games. The
Jayhawks have been in
a solid offensive rhythm
lately. They had four
players in double-digits
in scoring Wednesday
night against Texas
A&M in College Station,
at a glance
F A 16-0 run to start the sec-
ond half helped Kansas
erase a 2-point halftime
defcit against Texas A&M.
Kansas developed a lead
it would not give back.
Freshman guard Brandon
Rush poured in 22 points
in the 83-73 victory.
Last time out
F Russell Robinson. The
sophomore guard has
scored in double fgures
in each of the past four
games and Self’s deci-
sion to move Robinson
to the point guard
position is paying huge
player to watch
18 — Assists per game
for the Jayhawks this sea-
son, frst in the conference
0 — Number of Kansas
opponents that have shot
better than 50 percent in a
game this season
24 — Career-high point
total for Robinson against
Texas A&M
7 — Number of times in
the past nine games that
the Jayhawks have shot
better than 50 percent
from the feld
14.4 — Point average
in conference games
this season for freshman
guard Mario Chalmers.
5 quick facts
F Securing another road
victory Saturday against
Iowa State would do
wonders for Kansas’
run toward an NCAA
tournament bid. After two
consecutive conference
losses, Kansas has now
won two straight confer-
ence games against Ne-
braska and Texas A&M.
looking ahead
F Stop the Iowa State
guards. Juniors Curtis
Stinson and Will Blalock
are two of the most
agile guards in the Big 12.
Chalmers and Robinson
will have to keep up the
stellar defensive pressure
they’ve shown in recent
weeks to stop Stinson and
Blalock. If the Jayhawks
can contain those two
players, they should come
out with an easy victory.
key to victory
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Player to watch:
Freshman guard/forward Sophronia
Sallard played signifcant minutes in
Manhattan Wednesday. She allows the
team to use a different look with four
guards playing at one time. With that
line up, senior forward Crystal Kemp
has the opportunity to play in the paint.
Key to victory:
Kansas will have to fnd a way to
keep Baylor under 70 points, which has
only been done fve times this season.
“They’re just athletic on the perim-
eter, and we’ve got to be able to match
that,” Kansas coach Bonnie Henrick-
son said.
Season in review:
The Jayhawks have struggled to
fnd a winning combination of players
in Big 12 Conference play, with Kemp
being the only player who has consis-
tently played well. Look for Henrick-
son to use multiple substitutions early
to determine who has the hot hand.
Previous game:
Kansas lost to Kansas State
69-63 in Manhattan Wednesday
night. The Jayhawks struggled to play
defense in the paint, allowing
the Wildcats to mount a 16-
4 run over a seven-minute
“It’s hard to win in this
league and we can’t have
lapses like that,” Henrickson
— Michael Phillips
Player to Watch:
Baylor senior forward Sophia
Young is second in the Big 12 Con-
ference in scoring, averaging 20.8
points per game. Young is a National
Player of the Year candidate and one
of only three conference players av-
eraging a double-double in scoring
and rebounding.
Key to Victory:
Baylor cannot look ahead to next
Monday’s game in Baton Rouge, La.,
when it will play No. 4 Louisiana State.
Kansas will be hungry for its frst con-
ference road win.
Season in Review:
The defending national champions
have already lost as many games as they
lost all of last season. Missouri ended
Baylor’s 30-game winning streak earlier
this year in Columbia, Mo. The Bears
are currently ffth in the conference
and have dropped two of their last four
Previous Meeting:
Baylor defeated Kansas by 10 on se-
nior night in Lawrence last season. The
game marked Baylor’s sixth victory in a
row against Kansas.
— Ryan Schneider
Kansas Jayhawks (13-4, 2-4 Big 12)
First base
Senior Jared Schweitzer
The 2005 team MVP and the new
team hit-streak record holder (24
game hit streak last season)
Center feld
Senior Matt Baty
Last year, led the team with
75 hits and 30 stolen bases.
Left Field
Sophomore John Allman
Hit .350 in 29 starts last sea-
son as a freshman.
Senior Ritchie Price
The only Jayhawk to start all
64 games last season; crossed
the plate 58 times, which also
led the team.
Third base
Sophomore Erik Morrison
As a freshman, Morrison
started 62 games at the hot
corner last season.
Second base
Sophomore Ryne Price
Set the standard for Kan-
sas freshmen; he set a team
freshmen record with 40 RBI
last year.
Baylor Bears (14-3, 5-3 Big 12)
By AlissA BAuer
Kansan staff writer
It feels different.
A line of Kansas baseball
players patiently answered all of
the questions addressed to them
during media day Thursday af-
ternoon with something differ-
ent in their voices.
“We don’t really have any tra-
dition here as a baseball school,”
said senior outfelder Gus Milner.
“Everybody expects us to fnish
in the lower half of the Big 12.
I’m expecting us to go top fve.”
Last year’s team became the
frst Kansas baseball team ever
to record three consecutive 30-
win seasons.
This season, Kansas is expect-
ing different results.
As a team, the goal has always
been to fnish the season in June
at the NCAA tournament rather
than the Big 12 Tournament in
May. This season, Kansas ex-
pects more.
Kansas will return its entire
starting infeld from a season
ago. It will return seven position
players in total.
Senior outfelder Matt Baty,
senior closer Don Czyz and se-
nior shortstop Ritchie Price were
selected to lead the Jayhawks as
team captains.
“They’re the three freshmen
that started with me four years
ago, and they’re also our three
impact players,” said Price.
“They go about the game the
right way. It’s an honor to be as-
sociated with those guys.”
The captains proved that they
could provide leadership with their
performances last season. Baty led
Kansas with 75 hits and kept a
consistent .306 batting average as
a leadoff hitter. In 36 appearances,
Czyz struck out 60 batters, while
Price served as Kansas’ ironman.
He started all 64 games.
“My biggest goal for our coach-
ing staff is to take this team to the
fnal step,” Price said. “We’ve
turned the program around, we’ve
had some success, and now if I
could get this team to the NCAA
tournament, it would be a great
legacy for those three seniors to
leave the program with.”
Five more seniors will join
them, including Milner. The ear-
ly departure of A.J. Van Slyke to
the professional level left Milner
as the leading candidate to be
the Jayhawks’ power hitter. Last
season, Milner hit nine home
runs and drove in 45 RBI.
“I want to be that guy for the
team,” said Milner. “We have
enough talent to do this. We’ll
try to make a nice, little Cinder-
ella story for KU.”
The story will include com-
petitive games against No. 1
Texas and No. 2 Clemson in
Baseball America’s top 25, an
increased diffculty different
from previous seasons.
A top fve fnish in the Big 12
will likely secure Kansas a spot
in the NCAA tournament.
“I think we’ll defnitely make
the regional,” said senior pitcher
Kodiak Quick. “I think we’ve got
a really good team. Our defense
has all returned, we’ve got a great
outfeld and middle. I think we’ve
got the arms to get there. Now it’s
just a matter of living up to our po-
tential, and I think we can do it.”
That confdence is what
makes this team different.
— Edited by Gabriella Souza
Kansan projects
starting line-up
New season
brings changes
All Photos By Rachel Seymour/KANSAN
Illustration by Drew Bergman/KANSAN
Rachel Seymour/KANSAN
Senior center felder Matt Batty, right, senior closer Don Czyz, center, and
senior shortstop Ritchie Price, will serve as the Jayhawk captains this sea-
son. Kansas takes on Hawaii-Hilo on Feb. 1. The Jayhawk’s frst home game
will be against San Diego on Feb. 18.
KANsAs At BAYLoR, 3 p.M., saturday At FERRELL CENtER
Jared Gab/KANSAN
Editor’s note: The Kansan’s Alissa Bauer and
Shawn Shroyer got together and projected who
would start in the 2006 Kansas Baseball season.
These are their predictions.
Ivana Catic
The Catcher’s position is still
up for grabs.
Right feld
Senior Gus Milner
Hit nine home runs last year,
second only to A.J. Van Slyke,
who turned pro.