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learn about comfort
foods you can’t live with-
out, the exquisite pain of
tattoo removal and the
secret life of baristas.
Kansas falls to Nebraska
The Kansas women’s basketball team lost 65-57
to Nebraska on Wednesday night. Senior forward
Crystal Kemp led Kansas with 19 points. PAGE 12A
KU student awarded fellowship from NASA
A University of Kansas doctoral student recieved
$72,000 from NASA for his research on glacial
movement and global warming. He spent his win-
ter break in Antarctica doing fieldwork. PAGE 2A
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thursday, february 16, 2006 VOL. 116 issue 96 www.kAnsAn.cOm
The sTudenT vOice since 1904
t City Commission
noise law
By Kristen JarBoe
Kansan staff writer
Joe Delaney said his social life
was killed by a nuisance ordi-
Delaney, Des Moines, Iowa, se-
nior threw a party in his apartment
at 17th and Kentucky streets in Oc-
tober. “It was a big party in a tiny
apartment,” he said. The Lawrence
police department showed up at
Delaney’s apartment because of a
noise complaint. He has not had a
party since then.
The Lawrence City Commis-
sion began revising the Disorderly
House Nuisance in January. Cur-
rently, the Commission is looking
at the types of offenses that are
considered nuisances. The ordi-
nance will not just include convic-
tions, but diversions as well.
The ordinance says “a dwelling
is a ‘Disorderly House Nuisance’
when it is associated with: two or
more triggering events arising out
of separate and distinct facts and
circumstances, or three or more
triggering events by separate in-
dividuals arising from the same
general facts and circumstances”
within a 365-day period.
The ordinance still states that,
upon conviction for a violation, the
offender can be fned up to $1,000,
serve jail time not exceeding 180
days or both.
When the police arrived at
Delaney’s apartment, the offcers
informed him of the violation’s
consequences. Living near the
University of Kansas, Delaney
was surprised police showed up.
He said noise complaints should
depend on where the noise oc-
“Here on Kentucky or Tennes-
see Street, it’s a student ghetto, and
if you don’t like noise, then don’t
live here,” Delaney said. “I under-
stand there are people who have to
get up early, but if you’re living in
the student ghetto, you should ex-
pect noise next door.”
For misconduct on property, the
ordinance also stated that the City
of Lawrence would send a written
notice to the property owner. Resi-
dents would then be cited for a vio-
lation, and their utilities would be
“I don’t think that’s fair,” said
Shelly Axcell, Lawrence senior.
“Fining is one thing, but turning off
your power is another. That’s your
personal property.”
Axcell lives in a house at 17th
and Indiana streets. She said there
were a lot more families that lived
near her than there were students.
She said parties didn’t really oc-
cur in that area and she had never
thrown one either but might think
twice if she did.
“The consequences seem pretty
steep to me,” she said. “It’s a little
harsh after only two occurrences.”
City Commissioner David
Schauner said there were a lot of
complaints from the Oread Neigh-
borhood residents, which was one
of the reasons the commission
started to look at the ordinance. He
said that, under old ordinance, the
process of fling a complaint took
so long that it practically wouldn’t
For Commissioner Mike Amyx,
deciding whether to approve the
new ordinance modifcations came
down to neighbors getting along
with each other.
“People should have the enjoy-
ment of their homes on both sides,”
he said, “whether you’re studying
or sleeping.”
t administration
Chancellor welcomes new provost
By Melinda ricKetts
Kansan staff writer
Offered $10 by a broadcast reporter
to pronounce his own name correctly
twice in a row, Richard Lariviere, the
newly named provost, responded that
it’s very easy, “particularly if you know
That set the tone for the rest of his in-
formal presentation to faculty, staff and
reporters — serious responses sprinkled
with characteristic humor.
“He has a great sense of humor,” Chan-
cellor Robert Hemenway said. “He’s very
serious about public higher education,
and he’s very accomplished,”
At the presentation Wednesday morn-
ing at the Adams Alumni Center, located
east of the Kansas Union, Hemenway for-
mally announced Lariviere as the selec-
tion for provost. Hemenway welcomed
Lariviere and his wife to the University
of Kansas. Hemenway presented the two
with matching KU sweatshirts as tokens
of welcome.
Lariviere, currently the dean of liberal
arts at the University of Texas at Austin,
will succeed David
Shulenburger. Shulen-
burger will be taking a
position with the Na-
tional Association of
State Universities and
Land-Grant Colleges
after stepping down as
provost this summer.
Lariviere said the
main thing on his
agenda right now was to learn the land-
scape of the University, saying that he is
still a rookie. He said it would be a daunt-
ing prospect to step into Shulenburger’s
shoes because of how talented he was
and because of his excellent working rela-
tionship he cultivated with the Universi-
ty’s staff. Lariviere plans to visit Lawrence
as frequently as his obligations at the Uni-
versity of Texas allow him.
His wife, Janis Lariviere, who will be
joining the Center for Science Education,
said she and her husband were “absolute-
ly thrilled” to be moving to Lawrence.
“We fell in love when we visited and
we can’t wait to live here full time,”
she said.
Lariviere said one of his primary
reasons for choosing the Univer-
sity was that it was one of only fve
schools in the country that had both
a National Science Foundation center
for research and engineering center
for research.
He said he also based his decision to
come here on his great passion for public
higher education, which he felt he could
have a serious impact on at a large, fag-
ship institution like the University.
“Every day when I get up I think
about how to make this place great,
every single day,” he said.
Although he is uncertain of how he
will incorporate student involvement,
he said that at the University of Texas
he relied heavily on the elected rep-
resentatives of students and student
representatives from each department
in the college.
During his fve years as dean, he
won the Eyes of Texas Excellence
Award twice, an award given by an
anonymous student service organiza-
tion to people who have made an out-
standing contribution to student life.
You may have heard that the
University of Kansas has selected a
new provost. “Why should I care?”
you may be wondering. “How could
this possibly affect me?”
At the University of Kansas the
provost serves as both the chief
operations offcer and the chief
academic offcer. The provost’s
offce Web site states that “the
provost is responsible for the
formulation and implementation
of academic and administrative
policies and goals, acting through
the vice provosts and deans and
in cooperation with University
What this means is that he makes
all the fnal decisions about with-
drawal policies, academic policies,
parking, safety and other issues that
affect students directly.
“Any major changes that take
place on campus go through the
provost’s offce,” said Nick Sterner,
student body president.
He said that because of this, it’s
important that the new provost
be someone whose mission was
similar to the University’s and who
was willing to maintain the level of
student involvement. He said that
every committee that reported to
the provost had 20 percent student
“That’s huge,” he said. “They
don’t have that at other schools,”
Sterner said the most important
thing for students was that the provost
be someone who was focused on stu-
dents and not just research or fnancial
— Melinda Ricketts
Change affects students
t health
he number of KU students be-
ing tested for sexually transmit-
ted infections has increased dra-
matically in the past two years.
Gonorrhea testing rates at Watkins Me-
morial Health Center have increased by 90
percent. More than 2,000 students were
tested between December 2004 and No-
vember 2005.
Since the inception of campaigns such
as Ban Ping-Pong and Clean-N-Safe, the
number of students tested for gonorrhea
has increased from 1,203 during Decem-
ber 2003 to November 2004 to the current
2,301, Bill Smith, Watkins health educator,
Ban Ping-Pong and Clean-N-Safe are
campaigns to raise awareness of preven-
tion and testing of STIs.
Fifteen people, less than 1 percent, tested
positive for gonorrhea last year. Chlamydia
tests increased to 2,265 tests. Less than 5
percent of tests were positive.
Seventy percent of women and 50 per-
cent of men infected with chlamydia or
gonorrhea have no symptoms. Those who
do have symptoms experience abnormal
discharge, lower abdominal and testicular
pain and a burning sensation during urina-
The nationwide Clean-N-Safe campaign
targeted chlamydia and gonorrhea because,
as bacterial infections, both can be cured
with antibiotics. Cathy Thrasher, chief
pharmacist at Watkins, said the pharmacy
offered multiple treatments for both.
Chlamydia has two treatment options: a
seven-day therapy involving two doses per
day, and a single-dose treatment. Thrasher
said the shorter treatment usually had bet-
ter results because people were less likely
to fnish the longer therapies. Treatment for
gonorrhea involves a chlamydia antibiotic
plus a single-dose gonorrhea-specifc med-
ication, she said.
Other STIs, such as herpes and HPV, are
viral infections and cannot be cured. Medi-
cations do exist to help alleviate symptoms,
Smith said, but the diseases are still trans-
mittable without any symptoms present.
Herpes causes single or clustered lesions,
or blisters, on the skin. The blisters devel-
op for a few weeks, possibly causing severe
pain and itching, before bursting. While
medications are available to decrease the
frequency of outbreaks, active outbreaks
cannot be controlled. Nine percent of stu-
dents tested at Watkins were positive for
HPV, human papilloma virus, causes
warts, both fat and raised, that are painless
but can itch. HPV is transmitted through
skin-to-skin contact, and can be transmit-
ted even when symptoms are not present.
Fifty-seven of 2,436 women tested positive
at Watkins. Like herpes, the disease is not
curable, but a new line of clinical trials is
working to make it preventable.
Merck & Co. Inc. proposed Gardasil, an
HPV vaccine, to the Food and Drug Ad-
ministration earlier this month. The drug
was designed to protect against four types
of HPV that cause both genital warts and
cervical cancer, a company press release
said. The FDA is scheduled to review the
drug within the next four months.
For more information
on contraception, see
page 4A
By catherine odson F
By Catherine OdsOn
Kansanstaff writer
NASA awarded a KU student
$72,000 to support his study of gla-
ciers and global warming.
Joel Plummer, Sidney, N.Y., doc-
toral student, received one of 50
Earth System Science Fellowships
conferred by NASA this academic
year. The honor gives Plummer
$72,000 over a three-year period as
he continues his research in geog-
raphy. Plummer must reapply each
year of the fellowship to ensure his
work meets NASA’s expectations.
Plummer’s research proposal
required him to map the rocky ter-
rain under moving glaciers. From
his offce in Kansas, Plummer cre-
ated a nationally recognized map
of a glacier bed in Greenland that
he said might be the beginnings of
a dissertation.
“It’s maybe a little different map
than you get on Mapquest,” said
David Braaten, Plummer’s adviser
and associate professor of geogra-
phy. “It’s not like we’re going out
and seeing where the rocks are. It’s
a map of thickness.”
Over winter break, Plummer
tested radar systems in Antarctica
with other researchers from the
University of Kansas’ Center for
the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets.
His group arrived in Antarctica on
Dec. 22 to determine the depth of
the ice and the geography of the
rock underneath.
Plummer installed specialized
radar equipment to make these
measurements and navigated
snowmobiles around parts the
vast, desolate continent. The im-
portant part professionally, he said,
was learning how to prepare for a
major trip.
“Something always goes wrong,”
Plummer said. “There are no hard-
ware stores down there, so if some-
thing breaks, you have to fgure out
how to get by.”
Plummer researches the rela-
tionship between climate change
and glacier movement. The signif-
cance of this research, paired with
Plummer’s accomplished work
record, made him a strong candi-
date for the fellowship, said Prasad
Gogineni, director of the center.
Braaten said the competitive-
ness of the fellowship indicated
the importance of the topic. The
maps Plummer creates will allow
scientists to determine the volume
of ice fowing from glaciers into the
ocean, he said. This will help give
scientists insight into rising sea-lev-
Plummer’s fellowship is the
frst associated with the center
since its establishment in June
NASA designed the fellowship
to provide tuition assistance to
graduate students doing research
pertinent to the organization’s
goals. Plummer began receiv-
ing the money last October and
could use the additional money
to cover research and traveling
costs. He hopes to graduate in
May 2008.
— Edited by Timon Veach
2A The UniversiTy DAily KAnsAn ThUrsDAy, febrUAry 16, 2006 news
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“They could start by preparing vaccines, but I don’t
think there is any way to stop it from coming. But I
really just don’t think it’s going to come over here.

F Keah Cunningham, Glen Elder sopho-
“I don’t know what they could do besides stop
travel which, is ridiculous. If it comes it comes
— like any type of sickness or plague.”
FMike Parker, senior
“I haven’t given it much thought. I can’t think of any-
thing the government could do. I heard about it. but
it didn’t really grab my attention.”
FBeth Zupec, Elgin, Ill., freshman
By JOe sChremmer
Kansan correspondent
Should the government take preventative
action against the bird fu?
What do you
t science
NASA funds student’s work
Follow the leader
of the
Fact of the day
The term “mayday,” used as an international distress call by pilots and
ships, comes from the French, “m’aidez,” help me. Bonus fact: If you use
“mayday” incorrectly on a radio transmission, you could be subject to
criminal or civil charges.
“In those days, most people read
newspapers, whereas today, most peo-
ple do not. What caused this change?
One big factor, of course, is that people
are a lot stupider than they used to be,
although we here in the newspaper in-
dustry would never say so in print.”
— Dave Barry
Want to know what people are talking about?
Here’s a list of Wednesday’s most e-mailed stories
1. Black History Month Profle: Lawrence couple fght segregation
2. Lecture to discuss Chamberlain’s role in Lawrence desegregation
3. Please send your resumé and a link to your Facebook profle
4. Investigating landlords can save time, trouble
5. KU pitcher looks towards a second College World Series
Michelle Grittmann/KANSAN
Joshua Efron, Overland Park junior, leads Ann Sitzman, Overland
Park Freshman, down the sidewalk behind Murphy Hall. Efron and
Sitzman were taking turns being blindfolded for class so that they
could practice relying on their senses of hearing.
NEW YORK - The New York
police offcer shot by an on-
duty patrolman last month
will be memorialized in a flm
starring Colin Farrell.
Eric Hernandez was sur-
rounded and attacked at a
White Castle on Jan. 28. Fol-
lowing the beating, the dazed
offcer pulled a gun on a man
in the parking lot. He was
critically shot by a patrolman
arriving on the scene, who had
no way of knowing Hernandez
was a fellow offcer.
Hernandez, 24, had agreed
to appear as an extra in “Pride
and Glory,” which is now in
— The Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Willie
Nelson released a different
sort of cowboy anthem this
Valentine’s Day.
“Cowboys Are Frequently, Se-
cretly (Fond of Each Other)” may
be the frst gay cowboy song by
a major recording artist.
The song, which debuted
Tuesday on Howard Stern’s
satellite radio show, was writ-
ten by Texas-born singer-song-
writer Ned Sublette in 1981.
Sublette said he always
imagined Nelson singing it.
It is available exclusively on
— The Associated Press
lencamp will take the stage in
downtown’s Monument Circle on
April 2 to perform a free concert
during the NCAA’s Final Four.
The concert will take place in
between the NCAA men’s bas-
ketball semifnals on April 1 and
the championship game on April
3 according to Mellencamp’s
publicist, Bob Merlis.
— The Associated Press
Contributed photo
Joel Plummer, Sidney, N.Y., doctoral student in geography, sets up VHF radio wires used for communication during
his research trip to Antarctica over winter break. Plummer received a $72,000 fellowship from NASA for his work.
‘Pride and Glory’ to
memoralize offcer
Nelson makes history
with release of song
Mellencamp booked
for NCAA Final Four
thursday, february 16, 2006 the university daily Kansan 3a news
F A cutline in Wednesday’s
The University Daily Kan-
san contained an error. The
article, “Lecture to review
Wilt’s impact,” and the
caption accompanying it
should have said that the
speech on Wilt Chamber-
lain will take place Thurs-
on the reCord
F A KU student reported a com-
plaint involving another KU
student criminally trespassing
in the Art and Design build-
ing at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. The
KU student, who has been
banned from the building, is
taking a class located in the
building this semester.
on Campus
FThe Department of Hu-
man Resources and Equal
Opportunity is holding a
workshop on “Stress and
Time Management” from 9
a.m. to noon today at 204
Joseph R. Pearson Hall.
FKaren Bonkiewicz, mas-
ter’s student in Latin
American studies, is giv-
ing a lecture entitled
“Attitudes of Costa Rican
Teens Toward Nicaraguan
Immigration” at noon at
318 Bailey Hall.
FThe Center for Commu-
nity Outreach is holding a
Worldwide Volunteer and
Alternative Career Fair
from noon to 4 p.m. today
in the Kansas Union.
FKarley Ast and Maureen
Warren, graduate students
in art history, are giving a
lecture on “Embodiment”
at 12:15 p.m. today in the
Spencer Museum of Art.
FDavid Kassler, tuba player,
is performing as part of
the Visiting Artists Se-
ries at 7:30 p.m. today at
Swarthout Recital Hall in
Murphy Hall.
Stacy Leeds, professor of
law, has been named the 14th
recipient of the Clyde Fergu-
son Award from the Minority
Law Section of the Association
of American Law Schools.
The award is given to an
outstanding law teacher who
has achieved excellence in
public service, teaching and
“It’s exciting and very well
deserved,” said Webb Hecker,
associate dean of academic
affairs and Leeds’ colleague at
the Tribal Law and Government
Center. “She’s a relatively
new addition to our faculty,
but she has been spectacular
as a teacher, as an adviser to
students and as a scholar.”
In 2002, Leeds became the
frst woman on the Cherokee
Nation Supreme Court. She
came to The University of Kan-
sas in 2003 and has assisted
the University with the recruit-
ment of Native American
Students. She also routinely
speaks at national conferences
on legal issues affecting Native
Americans and tribal govern-
— Nicole Kelley
Maryemma Graham, profes-
sor of english and president of
the Toni Morrison Society, will
launch a “Bench by the Road”
project to celebrate the 75th
birthday of Morrison, a Nobel-
Prize-winning author.
The project will commemo-
rate ten sites in Morrison’s
novels that are important to
black history and signifcant in
her work. A specially crafted
and painted bench will be
placed at each site.
Graham will also lead
society members and invited
guests, including some young
artists from Lawrence, to Princ-
eton University in New Jersey
on Feb. 17 to a champagne
reception for the birthday
— Nicole Kelley
Aram Goudsouzian, profes-
sor at the University of Mem-
phis, will lecture on the role
former University of Kansas
basketball player Wilt Cham-
berlain had on desegregation
in Lawrence.
The speech will be at 7 to-
night in Ellsworth Hall. Goud-
souzian will also discuss other
issues such as the trials and
tribulations of African Ameri-
cans in sports and flm.
Chamberlain still holds
records for most rebounds and
points per game averages at
the University.
— DeJuan Atway
Grin and ‘bear’ it
Cassie Black-
well, Northern
Hills Junior
High fresh-
man, admires
a polar bear in
The Panorama
exhibit on the
fourth foor of
the Natural His-
tory Museum
afternoon. After
studying evolu-
tion, Blackwell’s
class visited
the museum
primarily for the
Explore Evolu-
tion exhibit but
checked out
the rest of the
museum as
well. “My favor-
ite things are
the animals,”
Blackwell said.
Jenn Bono/KANSAN
John hannah
The AssociATed Press
TOPEKA — A bill imposing
new regulations on abortion clin-
ics received a House committee’s
endorsement Wednesday after
members made sure it applied only
to abortion and not all offce-based
The measure clearing the Health
and Human Services Committee is
identical to a bill Gov. Kathleen
Sebelius vetoed last year, requir-
ing the Department of Health and
Environment to impose minimum
health and safety standards for
abortion clinics.
Kirk’s measure drew opposition
from the Kansas Medical Society,
and even Sebelius worried Wednes-
day about its potential cost. Also,
the State Board of Healing Arts,
which licenses doctors, approved
its own regulations for offce-based
surgeries last week.
However, for many legislators,
the more crucial issue was oppo-
sition from Kansans for Life, the
state’s largest anti-abortion group,
even though Kirk’s proposal would
have included abortion clinics.
Anti-abortion activists want to
single out the state’s fve abortion
clinics, arguing they need more
The committee’s 10-8 vote sent
the measure to the House, which
could occur next week.
Abortion bill endorsed
t government
A bill to repeal a law that
gives some illegal immigrants
a break on tuition at state
universities and colleges failed
Wednesday to clear a House
committee on a tie vote.
The 2004 law allows some
undocumented, noncitizen
students to enroll in universi-
ties, community colleges and
technical colleges and pay
lower tuition rates normally
reserved for citizens who are
Kansas residents. The law
was challenged last year and
a federal judge dismissed a
lawsuit fled by students from
other states who are attending
Kansas universities.
The Federal and State Affairs
Committee’s vote initially stood
at 11-10 in favor of the bill
repealing the law, Chairman
John Edmonds, R-Great Bend,
voted against it. He said he
didn’t want to force colleagues
in the House to face the politi-
cally diffcult choice of voting
to keep the law in place.
— The Associated Press
Law professor wins
public service award
Project to pay honor to
prize-winning author
Lecture to highlight
Chamberlain’s impact
Tuition law stays,
despite opposition
4A The UniversiTy DAily KAnsAn ThUrsDAy, febrUAry 16, 2006 news
As you were, cadet
Michelle Grittmann/KANSAN
Cadet Sarah Fortier, Overland Park junior, stands at attention with her battalion. The ROTC students participated in weekly physical training sessions at 6
a.m. three times each week.
Condoms, when used ef-
fectively, are 98 percent
effective in preventing the
spread of sexually trans-
mitted infections and HIV.
This is national condom
F The Douglas County
AIDS Project distrib-
uted more than 37,000
condoms last year.
This included condoms
distributed on week-
end nights downtown
and in condom bowls
throughout Lawrence,
including two on the KU
campus. The Student
Union Activities office
and the Queers and Al-
lies office, both located
on the fourth floor of
the Kansas Union, have
F Watkins Memorial
Health Center has given
more than 4600 con-
doms to resident assis-
tants during the 2005-
2006 academic year.
Students can purchase
three condoms for 50
cents in the pharmacy.
F In the National College
Health Assessment, a
survey given to 540 KU
students in the spring
of 2003, 79 percent of
students said they did not
use a condom the last
time they had oral sex, 40
percent did not use a con-
dom the last time they had
vaginal intercourse and
16 percent did not use a
condom the last time they
had anal intercourse.
Sources: Bill Smith, health educator
at Watkins Memorial Health Center;
Greg Mansfeld, director of education
and outreach for the Douglas County
AIDS Project.
National condom week
t goverNmeNt
EPA eliminates gas additive
By Erica WErnEr
The AssociATed Press
no longer will have to add
corn-based ethanol or MTBE
to gasoline to fght pollution
— a requirement that costs as
much as 8 cents a gallon — un-
der rules announced Wednes-
day by the Environmental Pro-
tection Agency.
They eliminate a mandate
from the 1990 Clean Air Act
that gasoline used in metro-
politan areas with the worst
smog contain 2 percent oxygen
by weight. The law did not say
which oxygenate must be used,
but most refners use either
ethanol or methyl tertiary butyl
ether, known as MTBE.
California, New York and
Connecticut unsuccessfully
had asked the EPA for a waiver
of the requirement because the
states had banned MTBE after
fnding it polluted the ground-
water. The states were forced
to use ethanol, which they
contended worsened pollution
In denying the waiver re-
quest, most recently in June,
the EPA said the states had
not shown that using an oxy-
genate had prevented or inter-
fered with their ability to meet
federal air standards. Some of-
ficials in the states contended
the denial was political be-
cause ethanol production is
a boon to corn growers in the
The rules announced
Wednesday put in place a part
of the energy bill President
Bush signed in August that did
away with the 2 percent oxy-
genate requirement.
“The federal requirement has
forced California’s refners to
use an oxygenate even though
they can make cleaner-burn-
ing gasoline without MTBE
or ethanol,” said Sen. Dianne
Feinstein, D-Calif. “The an-
nouncement means that Cali-
fornia refners will fnally be
allowed to make gasoline that
is cleaner burning than what
they are making today.”
The rules will take effect na-
tionwide on May 6 and in Cali-
fornia 60 days after their pub-
lication in the federal register,
which should happen within
the next three months, said
EPA spokesman John Millett.
California has a different status
under clean air laws than the
rest of the country because of
the state’s pollution problems.
Parts of more than a dozen
states fall under the 2 percent
oxygenate requirement, ac-
cording to the EPA, while oth-
ers use oxygenates voluntarily.
Nationwide, about 30 percent
of gasoline contains oxygen-
The states required to use
oxygenates in certain areas
are: California, Connecticut,
New York, Delaware, Geor-
gia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisi-
ana, Maryland, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia,
Wisconsin and the District of
Oxygenate additives on av-
erage increase the price for
gasoline by 4 cents to 8 cents
per gallon, the EPA estimates.
But the agency says the ben-
efts include at least 100,000
tons per year fewer smog pol-
lutants nationally, equivalent
to the tailpipe emissions of 16
million vehicles.
Refineries now have other
ways to blend cleaner-burn-
ing fuel that will allow states
to achieve clean air benefits
without using oxygenates, the
EPA says, though states still
can use oxygenates if they
t legislature
Bill authorizes use
of deadly force
By John MilBurn
AssociATed Press WriTer
TOPEKA — Security offcers
guarding the Wolf Creek nucle-
ar plant would have a license to
kill if terrorists attacked under a
bill receiving tentative approval
Wednesday in the House.
The bill, needing a fnal vote
of approval to send it to the Sen-
ate, gives guards protecting the
nuclear plant near Burlington
legal protection for using physi-
cal or deadly force to stop those
attempting to enter the state’s
only commercial nuclear facility
and cause harm.
The owner of the plant also
would be protected from civil li-
ability, provided the guards were
properly trained and reasonably
believed there was a clear and
present threat.
Liability for guards at other
potential targets, such as chemi-
cal plants, feedlots or critical in-
frastructure, is not addressed by
the bill.
Supporters cited the Sept. 11,
2001, terrorist attacks and the
threat of future attacks as the
need for the legislation.
“After 9-11, our soil is a battle
ground,” said Rep. Mario Goi-
co, R-Wichita and chairman of
the Select Committee on Kansas
The bill also creates a new fel-
ony of trespassing on a nuclear
generating facility with a prison
sentence of up to 36 months.
Goico said the bill would give
the Wolf Creek guards the same
authority as military personnel
if they were called out to defend
the perimeter of the nuclear
plant during time of heightened
The guards would have the
authority to detain intruders or
shoot to kill them if they had
reasonable belief that there was
a threat to the plant or its per-
Democrats said the bill went
too far in giving the plant’s oper-
ators too much immunity from
liability, saying they should be
held accountable for properly
screening, hiring and training
their guards.
“The term justifed is not a
term of art in the legal world,”
said Rep. Paul Davis, D-Law-
Guards would be held harm-
less only in circumstances
spelled out in the law, said Rep.
Carl Krehbiel, R-Moundridge,
and failure to provide proper
training would be grounds for
civil action.
However, legislators said they
didn’t want a situation where
terrorists could launch an attack
and then turn around and fle a
lawsuit against Wolf Creek’s op-
erators and guards for defending
the plant.
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When I was little, my mom
told me something that I am
reminded of every day as a
Mistakes happen.
Tragic as it may be, and as
much as we regret it, mistakes
creep into the Kansan on an
almost daily basis. It happened
Wednesday and it’s happened
more than a dozen times so far
this semester.
The article about a speech
on Wilt Chamberlain — to be
delivered by Aram Goudsouzian
— contained the wrong date.
The article said the speech was
Wednesday — the day the story
ran — when in fact, the speech
is tonight. A correction ran on
page 3A today.
The fact is, however, that we
can never really undo the dam-
age of an error. We can correct
it online and print a correction,
but nothing more is possible. A
newspaper is a snapshot of life
as we think it is at the moment
of publication. It’s the major
disadvantage of this medium,
in relation to the Internet and
Reality is that, as much as we
hold ourselves to the same stan-
dard as newspapers produced
with full time staffs of trained
journalists, the Kansan is pro-
duced by students.
Students with classes, rela-
tionships, jobs and problems
just like all of you. The only dif-
ference between these students
and you is that they have volun-
teered to put their homework in
front of all of your eyes.
If you’ll take a moment to
consider what this means,
you’ll realize what a risk this is.
I doubt many students would
be interested in having their
CHEM 184 lab assignment or
their MATH 121 assignment
posted around campus.
But even with that caveat,
the reality is that papers with
full-time, fully trained staffs still
make mistakes. The Kansas
City Star, the largest paper in
the area, corrected 582 stories,
graphics or photo captions, 1.6
corrections per issue.
The Kansan has run 14 cor-
rections so far this semester in
20 issues.
Mistakes happen, and they
happen in the Kansan almost
once per issue. We hate every
single one of them and we strive
to avoid them, but, as hard as
we try, they’ll keep sneaking in.
As long as you keep telling
us about mistakes, we’ll keep
correcting them. Remember,
though, next time you pick up
that not-so-excellent Western
Civ paper, at least it’s not being
And remember, mistakes
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and political science. He is
Kansan editor.
Just about everyone says they
support the troops, but in their
words and actions, they don’t.
Take for instance the release of
video this past week that showed
British soldiers beating and taunt-
ing Iraqi teenagers. This incident,
while definitely not representa-
tive of British or other Coalition
Forces in Iraq, has already been
taken up by demagogues, both on
the political right and left, as fur-
ther proof that the United States
and its coalition should withdraw
from Iraq because they are only
making matters worse. This view,
however, is deeply flawed.
To demonstrate this, let’s look
at recent events here in Lawrence.
It hasn’t been that long since
Jason Allen Rose burned down
an apartment complex and killed
three innocent people. One could
generalize that because there is
such a heinous person living in
Lawrence, then a lot of people
living here must be crazy arson-
ists. But this isn’t the case. It’s not
even close.
Another even more recent
example is the shooting that oc-
curred in front of The Granada.
Despite the fact that neither of the
two victims were from Lawrence
and the fact that the Lawrence
Journal-World quoted Lawrence
Police Chief Ron Olin as saying,
“Most of the leads are not in the
city of Lawrence,” many people
have declared Lawrence to be
dangerous and unsafe. Some
out-of-towners (from Topeka and
Kansas City no less) have even
said that they will not be fre-
quenting Lawrence bars because
of concerns for their safety. Now
I realize that this is preaching to
the choir, but for someone from
Topeka to be concerned about
how violent bars are in Lawrence
because of an isolated incident is
almost like people in Minnesota
worrying about how much snow
will fall in Texas this year.
As anyone can see, this line of
logic just doesn’t hold. Neverthe-
less, there are many who point to
incidents like the torturing of pris-
oners at the Abu Ghraib prison
as examples of how counterpro-
ductive the military is in Iraq and
how our military presence is the
scourge of Iraqi existence.
The truth, whether it is reported
or not, is that for every mistake
that is run nonstop on Al-Jazeera
and in the world media, there are
several schools being built, many
water pumps being installed or
repaired and hundreds of thou-
sands of service members who
conduct themselves every day in
accordance with the highest stan-
dards of honor and duty. These
members of the military do this
for months at a time even though
they routinely go without what we
consider basic comforts. They are
continually put into stressful situa-
tions that make the stress that we
all experience during finals week
look like a Sunday stroll.
All of this being said, the next
time you hear someone say, “Well,
I support the troops, but. . .,” and
then go into a tirade about how
screwed up Iraq is, I encourage
you to remind them that it’s not
George Bush or Dick Cheney out
there manning the front lines in
Iraq. Our military should not be
judged by the horrible example of
a tiny minority among their ranks.
Remind them to look at the big
picture and the amazing prog-
ress that our military is making
throughout Iraq.
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Porn bill
Funeral protest bill
isn’t worth the fuss
The Rev. Fred Phelps’ funeral
protests, a staple of his church’s
bashing of homosexuals, are
under fire from the Legislature.
The senate is considering a bill
to ban picketing within 300 feet
of funerals.
Phelps has been protesting
funerals of soldiers who died in
Iraq, carrying signs that imply
their deaths were punishment
for America’s tolerance of gays
and lesbians. He and his fol-
lowers have done the same at
funerals of people who died
from complications of AIDS.
What might seem like an act
of good intentions is actually
a knee-jerk reaction to Phelps’
antics. What he does is vile,
disrespectful and cruel.
People don’t like to think
that someone would picket
their funeral, and it’s easy to
empathize with the families
who have had the misery of
seeing Phelps during such a dif-
ficult time.
But what makes this country
great is that people like Phelps
have the right to broadcast their
vile, disrespectful and cruel
Protection of free speech
includes all kinds of speech,
most importantly the kind we
disagree with the most. The
outrageous behavior of one
person or group, no matter how
vile, disrespectful or cruel, isn’t
enough to change the laws.
And if we take away Phelps
right to protest the funerals of
soldiers or AIDS victims, we lose
the right to picket his funeral.
The way to show disapproval
of Phelps’ actions without
jeopardizing the sanctity of free
speech would be to show up at
his funeral and protest.
Whenever society tries to
quell the speech of people
because it doesn’t like that
speech, we forget that such is
the point of free speech.
2 Live Crew, an early ‘90s
hip-hop group whose lyrics
were seen as too vulgar and too
lewd, had its music censored.
After fighting to continue do-
ing shows, the group released
a song about its freedom of
speech in the United States
called “Banned in the USA.”
In the song, Luther Campbell
delivers a monologue about the
beauty of free speech:
“So all you right-wingers,
left-wingers, bigots, commu-
nists / There is a place for you
in this world / Because this is
the land of the free, the home
of the brave.”
No matter how much we
detest Phelps’ speech, he is
included in that list too.
— John Jordan for the editorial
Issue: Fred Phelps and
free speech
Stance: Don’t restrict
speech rights; protest
Phelps instead.
KU’s too expensive. If I
had known I was going to
pay this much, I would have
gone out of state.

So it’s Valentine’s Day and
I was really hoping for a
great Eric Jorgensen article
on dating or women or
something, but no. There’s
been a pretty big Eric Jor-
gensen drought.

Yeah, I just opened up my
Degree deodorant and on
top of the deodorant it said
“Live life,” and that makes
me feel good, man. I’m
gonna live life now. Thank
you Degree for supporting
me. Last time I opened my
deodorant it said “Go all
out,” and I did. Thank you
Degree. I love you.

All my friends suggest
that I should have a Scot-
tapalooza a la the movie
“Old School” after I broke
up with my girlfriend.
Would it be insensitive to
do this? I need your help

Spawned from the seed
of Ares, I am a force that’s
not to be reckoned with.
KU Track and Field is No. 8
in the nation. You’re prob-
ably wondering how I know
that. The paper never says
anything about it.

What are you talking
about? I ain’t single. Jimmy
John’s is my Valentine.

I think everyone should
get off for Valentine’s Day.
Get it?

Sure is a good thing Mary
Jane’s my Valentine.

So, according to the Face-
book, the class of 2009 only
has 23 people. Could be a

I could have made a fool
of myself, but thank god for
Facebook. It told me that my
crush is in a relationship.
Damn you facebook for not
sugar coating anything. Hit
me with a train, why don’t

Valentine’s Day once again.
Had no date, so looks like it’s
“Queer Eye for the Straight
Guy” marathon for me.

Hi, I have a dedication
to make. This is to the girl
that freaking snapped her
gum through the whole
Chemistry review session
tonight. I just want to tell
her that if she ever smacks
her gum like that again,
I’m going to smack her in
the face.

I just smoked maple
syrup, and it got me really
high. Maple syrup, really
high. It got me.
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Sometimes mistakes happen
An army of strippers and sexual
deviants needs to beat down the
legislature’s door with giant dildos.
It’s time to take a stand. The
Kansas Legislature wants to tax
our porn and sex toys.
A bill before the House Tax
Committee proposes to slap a
sin tax of 10 percent on adult
entertainment businesses, like strip
clubs and adult video stores.
Legislators want to tie a direct
link between these businesses and
crime. By doing so they can claim
that the tax is paying for damages
caused to communities by pornog-
raphy and adult entertainment.
For decades, moral crusaders
have believed that porn causes
violent sexual crime.
No solid consensus supports
that claim, though. If you want to
believe that the connection exists,
there are studies just for you. If
you don’t see the link, there are
reports to back you up also. There
are even a couple of international
studies that say more porn de-
creases sex crimes.
This isn’t really about crime,
though. It’s about money. Adult
entertainment is a multi-billion-
dollar business, and politicians
want their piece of the porn pie.
Anti-porn activist Phillip Cosby
of Abilene testified to the commit-
tee last week that the rate should
be increased to 25 percent. At that
rate, he said, the revenue could
be worth 20 to 40 million dollars.
Representatives expect the bill to
go to a vote before Feb. 25.
The state badly needs more
money to run its ballooning sexual
predator program.
Legislators think they have
found the ultimate prize: A public-
ly-popular tax. It’s a great strategy
with a multi-pronged attack.
Who wants to defend the porn
industry and its customers? No
elected official is going to stand up
and say that taxing porn is unfair.
There is already a built-in sup-
port base. Moral and religious
groups will flock to the cause as a
new way to attack an old enemy.
Finally, by framing the debate
around sex crimes, average citi-
zens will jump on the bandwagon
to protect their children from the
sex fiends. A multi-million-dollar
tax with widespread public sup-
port — like I said, brilliant.
These politicians are ignoring
the fact that the vast majority of
people who watch porn, visit strip
clubs and use sex toys are perfectly
normal and healthy individuals
who don’t rape or molest people.
A violent and dangerous minor-
ity can be found in many groups,
but we don’t use that as an excuse
to slap outrageous taxes on them.
Eco-terrorists burn government
buildings, but I don’t see any taxes
on hemp necklaces and trail mix.
This kind of minority approach
to selective taxation is ridiculous.
If you love porn, call your
representative and let them know
how you feel. Our kind of love
may not always be free, but it can
be tax free.
✦ Farr is a Scott City senior in
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Turin Medal Tracker
2 3 4
5 1
2 2
4 2 2
2 0 1
1 2 1
2 1 2
2 1 3
As of Wednesday’s events
Nebraska (13-10, 5-7 Big 12
Pts Reb Ast
KelseyGriffn 5 3 2
JessicaGerhart 14 2 0
ChelseaAubry 6 3 1
LaToyaHowell 5 5 7
KieraHardy 19 6 1
AshleyFord 2 2 0
TKLaFleur 7 0 1
SarahWhite 0 0 0
ElenaDiaz 0 1 0
DaniellePage 7 7 0
Totals 65 31 12
Kansas (14-9, 3-9 Big 12 Con-
Pts Reb Ast
TaylorMcIntosh 0 4 0
CrystalKemp 19 6 0
IvanaCatic 4 3 1
KayleeBrown 11 5 1
EricaHallman 15 6 5
SharitaSmith 2 0 3
SophroniaSallard 0 0 0
MarijaZinic 6 5 3
Totals 57 34 13
Source: Kansas Athletics Department
continued from page 12a
“They had more heart,”
she said. “They wanted it a
lot tonight.”
That did not translate into
results on the court for Kan-
sas, which has been plagued
with a variety of troubles, in-
Inability to roll off picks
The shot that put the game
out of reach for the Corn-
huskers was created when
Hardy ran off a pick, eluding
her defender.
“That’s the easiest thing
you can do
def ensi vel y, ”
He nr i c ks on
Hardy was
able to vic-
timize senior
guard Kaylee
Brown, then
make the un-
c o n t e s t e d
long ball to
put the ‘Husk-
ers up three.
They didn’t
look back.
Lack of freshman produc-
Kansas’ seniors scored 45
of the 57 points. Junior guard
Sharita Smith had two, and
the freshmen had 10.
Of Henrickson’s recruiting
class of six, only one, fresh-
man guard Ivana Catic, has
cracked the starting lineup.
Junior guard Shaquina
Mosley was suspended from
the team earlier this week,
she was not in attendance at
the game.
Across the state, the Kan-
sas State Wildcats have al-
ready found three starters in a
recruiting class of four, which
came entirely from the Mid-
The result in Lawrence has
been 40-minute performanc-
es for the seniors and other
During the second half,
both senior guard Erica Hall-
man and sophomore forward
Taylor McIntosh had to be
stretched out.
“If you give good effort, I
don’t think fatigue has any-
thing to do with it,” Kemp
said. “I’m out there giving it
my all the whole time.”
Reliance on Kemp
Kemp is a terrific player,
but when she was unable to
score for the final 12 minutes,
Kansas’ offense went down as
“We don’t have enough kids
who can step up and make
s h o t s , ”
He n r i c k -
son said.
F r o m
here Kan-
sas’ out-
look gets
more grim,
with games
a g a i n s t
Texas Tech,
Mi s s o u r i
and Kan-
sas State
l o o mi n g .
A game
at Iowa State this Saturday
will give the Jayhawks an-
other chance to climb out of
the hole and back into WNIT
“Its just kind of disappoint-
ing to know that we’ve lost
what we had at the beginning
of the season,” Kemp said.
“We’ve got four games left to
try to get it right.”
The 12-0 start to the sea-
son seems distant, and all
the Jayhawks can do is wait
for another chance to prove
themselves in the Big 12 Con-
“I’m crazy enough to think
we can win out,” Henrickson
After what this team has
been through in the last six
weeks, nothing seems unbe-
lievable anymore.
— Edited by Cynthia Hernandez
continued from page 12a
Cornhuskers guard Kiera Hardy
opened the game with three three-
pointers in less than four minutes as
Nebraska opened up an early 11-4
lead. Hardy nailed open shots early
and often against a Kansas defense
struggling to fnd its rhythm in con-
ference play.
Henrickson quickly inserted ju-
nior guard Sharita Smith to try to
stop Hardy. Smith was responsible
for holding the speedy Hardy to 10
points, after she scored nine in the
frst four minutes.
“She’s just active. She’s the
closest thing we had to Aqua last
year,” Henrickson said, referring
to former Jayhawk Aquanita Bur-
ras. “She can bother an offensive
Kansas (14-9, 3-9) never seemed
to gain momentum in the game, es-
pecially when it mattered most in
the second half. Nearly every three-
point shot by senior guard Kaylee
Brown was matched by Nebraska
Brown’s three-point shot mid-
way through the half appeared to
give Kansas the momentum along
with a four-point lead, its largest of
the game. Instead, Nebraska’s TK
LaFleur answered with her own
three that set off a six-to-nothing
run in the next three minutes.
“Of course it’s a momentum
killer,” Brown said of the Nebraska
run. “It’s just poor defense on our
Once again, senior forward
Crystal Kemp was dominant in the
paint for most of second half, scor-
ing on four straight possessions.
Nebraska, however, shut Kemp
down in the fnal eight minutes,
holding her scoreless for the rest
of the game. With Kemp strug-
gling to get the ball, it was up to
Kansas’ streaky shooting guards
to knock down jump shots. Un-
fortunately for Kansas, it would
only make three feld goals in
the fnal eight minutes of the
“We struggled to fnd another
offensive weapon outside of
that,” Henrickson said. “Their
third and fourth options took
and made shots.”
Kansas dropped its third
straight game, notching its third
three-game losing streak of the
season. The Jayhawks will travel
to Ames, Iowa to face the Iowa
State Cyclones Saturday at 1
Basketball notes:
Mosley out
Junior guard Shaquina Mos-
ley sat out the frst game of an
indefnite suspension. Henrick-
son gave no timetable for her
“It’s my decision, and it’s
what’s best for the team,” Hen-
rickson said.
Mosley was not at the game,
but was seen leaving a study
hall session following the
— Edited by Meghan Miller
“It’s just kind of dis-
appointing to know that
we’ve lost what we had at
the beginning of the sea-
son. We’ve got four games
left to get it right.”
Crystal Kemp
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TURIN, Italy — Apolo Anton
Ohno managed to stay out of
trouble. With no medals on the
line, that’s all he needed to do.
Ohno shook off a disappoint-
ing start to the Turin Olympics by
leading the Americans into the
relay fnal with a vintage short
track performance Wednesday
night: He put his team out front
with a gutsy pass of two skaters
and gave an emphatic pump of
the fst when he crossed the fn-
ish line ahead of everyone else
in the chaotic 5,000-meter race.
“It was just total instincts,”
Ohno said. “I just let it go.”
He also advanced comfort-
ably from the preliminary heats
of the 1,000 — an expected re-
sult, but one that couldn’t be
taken for granted after Ohno’s
mishap on the frst night of
short track.
The 23-year-old skating star
cost himself a chance to defend
his Olympic title in the 1,500
with a boneheaded move in the
semifnals. Already in position
to advance, Ohno bumped the
leader in a turn, wobbled and
bobbled before regaining his
balance, and wound up missing
the fnal.
“I know what happened,”
Ohno said. “Everybody knows
what happened. I had to come
out strong.”
The only gold medal Wednes-
day went to China’s Wang
Meng, who fulflled the role of
overwhelming favorite in the
women’s 500. The 20-year-old
Wang, competing in her frst
Olympics, led from the opening
gun and held off Bulgaria’s Ev-
genia Radanova by the length of
her right blade.
Radanova also won silver in
the 500 at the 2002 Salt Lake
City Games and has three
Olympic medals in all. Cana-
da’s Anouk LeBlanc-Boucher
earned the bronze.
Ohno won a gold and a sil-
ver at the last Olympics, and
he hopes to lead the men’s re-
lay team to its frst medal since
He took control of the semis
with one dynamic move, shifting
into a higher gear that sent him
careening around skaters from
China and Italy with 30 laps to
go. The crowd let out a gasp,
then erupted in cheers at the
sight of the soul-patched skater
moving so effortlessly from third
to frst.
“It was the right move at the
right time. It was perfect,” said
Rusty Smith, one of Ohno’s
teammates. “They slowed down
a little bit, and we took advan-
tage of it.”
China and the Americans
swapped the top spot a couple
of times before Smith grabbed
it for good, then passed off to
Ohno for the fnishing kick.
The leaders didn’t have to push
themselves too hard after skat-
ers from Japan and Italy wiped
out with 21 laps to go, leaving
them far behind.
“It’s awesome for me and
Apolo to make another Olym-
pic fnal together,” Smith said.
“We’ve been in this sport for a
long time, and neither one of
us has gold in relay. We have at
least one more fnal in us.”
The top two teams in each
semifnal advanced to the fnal,
which will be held Feb. 25, the
day before the games end. Italy
also got in when Japan was dis-
qualifed for Takahiro Fujimoto’s
reckless pass in the turn, which
sent him and Yuri Confortola
spiraling into the boards.
By StePheN wade
TURIN, Italy — Medal favor-
ites Sweden, Canada and the
Czech Republic started with vic-
tories Wednesday on the open-
ing day of Olympic hockey. But
Russia, a team that is always a
factor, stumbled against Slo-
vakia and the U.S. could only
manage a tie against Latvia.
Sweden and Canada picked
up identical 7-2 wins. Playing
without injured center Peter
Forsberg, Sweden overwhelmed
Kazakhstan in Group B. In
Group A, defending champion
Canada beat Italy — the only
team of 12 without an NHL
player on the roster.
Marian Gaborik scored two
goals in the fnal four minutes,
leading Slovakia 5-3 over Russia
in Group B.
The Czechs, 1998 Olympic
champions, struggled to defeat
Germany 4-1 in Group A and
suffered a blow when goalie
Dominik Hasek had to leave the
game after 9 1/2 minutes with
an injured left hamstring.
In another Group A game,
Finland defeated Switzerland 5-
0. The Americans drew a 3-3 tie
against Latvia in the day’s last
game — a hugely disappointing
result for the U.S.
When the fnal horn sound-
ed, the Latvian players raised
their arms in triumph while
the Americans slowly gathered
around goalie John Grahame.
“We were not expected to win
or even get the tie,” said former
NHL goalie Arturs Irbe, who
made 39 saves — 18 in the third
period — for Latvia. “We were
big-time underdogs in this game
in everybody’s eyes except our
own people.
“You can say that this prob-
ably means more to us than to
the American team.”
For Sweden, Minnesota Wild
defenseman Daniel Tjarnqvist
led the team with two goals,
which matched his total for the
entire NHL season. Sweden
also got goals from twin broth-
ers Henrik and Daniel Sedin,
Daniel Alfredsson, P.J. Axelsson
and Mats Sundin.
Forsberg will sit out Thurs-
day’s game against Russia with a
groin injury, and will be evaluat-
ed Friday. And there’s a chance
he won’t play at all.
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By Beth harriS
TURIN, Italy — One team-
mate didn’t show up, another
couldn’t keep up. And not
even Chad Hedrick could do it
Already the owner of one gold
medal, Hedrick was hoping to
get started on another Wednes-
day in the two-day team pursuit.
But the Americans were elimi-
nated in the quarterfnals, dash-
ing Hedrick’s hope of matching
Eric Heiden’s record fve gold
medals in a Winter Olympics.
“The fve medals isn’t a big
thing,” Hedrick said. “The most
important thing for me right now
is to go out and have fun. Things
could be a lot worse right now.”
Shani Davis skipped the pur-
suit to concentrate on his indi-
vidual races, leaving Hedrick
as the strongest skater on the
three-man team.
“I can’t think what might have
been with Shani there,” Hedrick
said. “We had a team with good
skaters. ... They all went out
there and gave their hearts and
tried their best.
“There’s no one to blame.”
Hedrick, KC Boutiette and
Charles Ryan Leveille lost to the
Italian team of Matteo Anesi,
Stefano Donagrandi and Enrico
Fabris by nearly a half-second
after leading through the frst
four laps.
Boutiette couldn’t keep up
with his younger teammates,
lagging about 10 feet behind
when Leveille and Hedrick were
frst across the fnish line. The
Italians crossed together, giving
them the victory on home ice.
A team wins when its third
skater crosses the line.
The American women didn’t
fare much better.
Jennifer Rodriguez, Maria
Lamb and Catherine Raney were
eliminated from medal conten-
tion in the six-lap quarterfnals.
t hockey
Americans skate to tie with Latvians
U.S. advances
to relay fnal
Hedrick won’t match record after U.S. loss
t speed skating
The United States’ Chris Drury, left, collides with Latvia’s goalie Arturs Irbe during the third period of Wednesday’s
Winter Olympics men’s ice hockey game in Turin, Italy. The game ended in 3-3 tie.
Ohno leads team to victory in
semifnals, Italy also advances
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Editor’s note: This week’s
team profile features Olathe
juniors Cody Kennedy and
Ryan Colston, members of
The Pistols men’s intramu-
ral basketball team. The Pis-
tols are currently 0-2.

Riffel: How did your team
get its name?
Kennedy: Out of love for
“Pistol” Pete Maravich, Cac-
tus Jack and gun safety — you
won’t want to be around when
we go off.
Riffel: What are your team’s
expectations for the season?
Colston: They are to take
our show time to the field-
Riffel: How did your team
Kennedy: The sun aligned
with the outer planets and
called together a group of
pure athleticism.
Riffel: How does your team
celebrate a victory?
Colston: With class, dignity
and integrity.
Riffel: What does your team
do to prepare for a game?
Kennedy: There’s 5 a.m.
film sessions, positional meet-
ings and Campbell’s Chunky
New England Clam Chowder
with Mama McNabb.
Riffel: What makes your
team different from other in-
tramural teams?
Colston: We are out there
to have fun and maybe win
a few times. We really don’t
have a big man, so we all just
take turns and pretend to shut
down their center.
Riffel: What are you study-
ing at the University of Kan-
Kennedy: Sports manage-
Colston: Elementary edu-
Riffel: What is your favor-
ite bar?
Kennedy: Well, JR and
I used to love to go to the
Moon Bar.
Riffel: What is your favor-
ite restaurant?
Kennedy: McDonald’s,
which is probably why I’m
Colston: Little Caesars.
Cheap. Good. Do you think
that’s good enough for a spon-
Riffel: What would be your
favorite high school memo-
Kennedy: Colston once got
me suspended when he cov-
ered me in marinara sauce.
That’s skill.
Colston: Yeah, that was
good. Or how about the time
that you got an ear infection
from getting Blue Raspberry
Jell-O stuck in your ear?
Kennedy: Come to think
of it, high school was not my
— Edited by Lindsey Gold
F CodyKennedy, Olathe
FRyanColston, Olathe
FJarrod Gravatt, Lee’s
Summit, Mo., junior
FDevin Archie, Olathe
FDerek Kedigh, Lee’s
Summit, Mo., senior
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By erica ryan
the associated press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio
State, awaiting a decision on
possible penalties for NCAA
rules violations under former
basketball coach Jim O’Brien,
could have to pay him millions
of dollars for fring him under a
judge’s ruling Wednesday.
O’Brien claimed the univer-
sity improperly fred him in June
2004 for loaning $6,000 of his
own money to a recruit.
Ohio Court of Claims Judge
Joseph T. Clark ruled O’Brien
broke his contract by giving
the loan and failing to inform
university offcials, but the er-
ror was not serious enough to
warrant fring. The university
violated the contract by fring
him without compensation, the
ruling said.
The 55-year-old O’Brien sued
for $3.5 million in lost wages
and benefts. The award, which
could reach nearly $9.5 million,
will be determined after another
O’Brien said he was pleased
with the decision, but disap-
pointed in the way the dispute
had to be settled.
The NCAA is expected to de-
cide within the next few weeks
whether to penalize the school
for violations committed dur-
ing O’Brien’s tenure. Earlier this
month, the NCAA found seven
violations in the basketball pro-
gram and one each in the foot-
ball and women’s basketball
O’Brien, who coached the
Buckeyes for seven years and
led them to the Final Four in
1999, testifed he gave $6,000 in
$50 and $100 bills to Aleksandar
Radojevic, a 7-foot-3 prospect
from Serbia. He said he gave the
loan in 1999 because the player’s
father was dying and the family
had no money for medicine or
the funeral.
O’Brien argued the loan did
not violate NCAA bylaws be-
cause he knew Radojevic al-
ready had lost his amateur sta-
tus by playing professionally.
Radojevic never played
for the Buckeyes because the
NCAA declared him ineligible
for accepting about $9,000 to
play for a team in his native
country. University attorneys
said the loan broke NCAA rules
and O’Brien’s contract because
Radojevic hadn’t yet been ruled
In his lawsuit, O’Brien con-
tended he was fred before an
investigation had determined if
he had violated his contract by
breaking NCAA rules. A pro-
vision of his contract said the
NCAA had to rule on alleged
violations before he could be
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TURIN, Italy — Apolo Anton
Ohno managed to stay out of
trouble. With no medals on the
line, that’s all he needed to do.
Ohno shook off a disappoint-
ing start to the Turin Olympics by
leading the Americans into the
relay fnal with a vintage short
track performance Wednesday
night: He put his team out front
with a gutsy pass of two skaters
and gave an emphatic pump of
the fst when he crossed the fn-
ish line ahead of everyone else in
the chaotic 5,000-meter race.
“It was just total instincts,”
Ohno said. “I just let it go.”
He also advanced comfortably
from the preliminary heats of the
1,000 — an expected result, but
one that couldn’t be taken for
granted after Ohno’s mishap on
the frst night of short track.
The 23-year-old skating star
cost himself a chance to defend
his Olympic title in the 1,500
with a boneheaded move in the
semifnals. Already in position
to advance, Ohno bumped the
leader in a turn, wobbled and
bobbled before regaining his
balance, and wound up missing
the fnal.
One frustrating day as a
television analyst convinced
Jim Haslett he wanted another
NFL coaching job.
Haslett was hired as de-
fensive coordinator by new
St. Louis Rams coach Scott
Linehan about three weeks
after he got fred by the New
Orleans Saints. During the
break, Haslett tried TV work
during Super Bowl week but
was dismayed that it took 5
1-2 hours to fnish a 1-hour
show for FoxSports.
— The Associated Press
Downturn of events for
speed skater Ohno
Haslett heads to Rams
as defensive coach
ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHH
Listen well to someone who often
drops nuggets of wisdom. You could
be stumped by a situation or person.
It’s time for you to give up your inde-
pendent stance — just once!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH
Dive into a project as if there is no
tomorrow. You will be happier as a
result. Think and believe that you can
achieve what you want, no matter
what. Someone could be a bit dif-
fcult. Consider what you could be
doing to provoke this behavior.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You
might have the best intentions, but
words tumble out of your mouth like
lead. You can do what it takes to make
a situation work. A serious approach
might be very understandable.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) HH
Your fnances are a bit tight and cause
you a problem. You might want to think
before you leap into action. Be playful
with a family member, even your pet.
Everyone heals from changes.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH
Your serious demeanor might be a
bit much for others. Listen more and
toss cynicism to the wayside. You will
fnd that a positive attitude can and
will make a big difference. Listen well.
Someone is quite hard on you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH
What your internal voice says might
not jibe with what reality indicates. Be
careful with your words and actions,
especially with fnancial commit-
ments. You will be a lot happier if you
don’t have to deal with unnecessary
fnancial damages.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH
Just because you feel on top of the
world doesn’t mean that others do,
too. This fact will be spelled out for
you loud and clear. Listen well to
someone who cares about you. You
will get good advice.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH
Your intuition helps you follow
through on what you want. You might
want to rethink a situation carefully.
Think through a question that in-
volves your exterior public life. Think
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH
If you take a good look at your long-
term goals and plans, you will fnd
the right path to achieve what you
want. You might want to listen to
feedback you get from a very serious
person in your life.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH
You understand an associate’s needs
better than he or she realizes. This
is when diplomacy counts. Take the
lead and let someone have his or her
head. With the right nudge, you have
to believe this person will make the
appropriate judgments.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH
Others might be unusually diffcult
taskmasters. Think positively, and you
will feel much better than you have in
a long time. Recognize what needs to
happen with someone. Engage in an
intellectual conversation.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHHH
Work closely with an associate, friend or
loved one to achieve the goals you have
set in mind. You might be overly serious
about a responsibility or project. Lighten
up and enjoy yourself -- OK?
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the Week on Wednesday.
North Carolina State sopho-
more third baseman Matt
Mangini was the other selection.
Milner was also named Big 12
Player of the Week on Tuesday.
The Olathe senior was a double
shy of the cycle on Sunday
against Stanford.
On the season, he has a slug-
ging percentage of 1.000, .545
batting average, three home runs
and 16 RBI in eight games.
No. 30 Kansas will hit the field
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— Eric Jorgensen
Kansas signee Kelly Kohn was
named honorable mention for
the 2006 High School All-Ameri-
ca game.
The top 20 girls high school
basketball players are selected
to play in the game, with an ad-
ditional 20 chosen as honorable
mention. The Women’s Basket-
ball Coaches Associated selected
the awards.
Kohn is a 5-foot-9-inch guard
from Adrian, Mich, where she
plays at Adrian High School.
Through 15 games this season,
she averages 24.1 points a
She chose Kansas over
New Mexico, Pittsburgh,
Bowling Green and Louisville,
according to the Lenawee
Daily Telegram.
The Big 12 north has only
one player on the team, Yvonna
Turner of Bellevue, Neb. Turner
has committed to Nebraska for
the season.
Kohn is one of seven players
Kansas coach Bonnie Hen-
rickson has recruited for next
— Michael Phillips
Jeff Gordon walked along pit
road at Daytona International
Speedway with crew chief
Steve Letarte, oblivious to the
fans around him.
People clapped and yelled to
the four-time NASCAR cham-
pion, but Gordon kept talking to
“I was just telling Steve that
I think we’re going in the right
direction here,” Gordon said,
grinning. “I just reminded him
not to let any of the outside
stuff bother him.”
Gordon is coming off per-
haps the most disappointing
year of his career, strug-
gling through the middle of
the 2005 season and failing
to qualify for the playoff-
style Chase for the champi-
After winning three of the first
nine races a year ago, including
his third Daytona 500, Gordon’s
season crumbled.
Starting with the Daytona
500 on Sunday, Gordon is in-
tent on making a run at another
title this year.
At 34, the driver that Dale
Earnhardt once dubbed “Won-
der Boy” should be entering
the prime of his career. Gordon
is coming off perhaps the
most disappointing year of his
career, struggling through the
middle of the 2005 season and
failing to qualify for the playoff-
style Chase for the champion-
Starting with the Daytona
500 on Sunday, Gordon is in-
tent on making a run at another
title this year.
—The Associated Press
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Woods has a couple of streaks
going in opposite directions.
The one getting most of the
attention is his 2-0 start to
2006, playoff victories in the
Buick Invitational and the
Dubai Desert Classic that take
expectations even higher. The
last time he started off a year
with two victories was in 2000,
which has become his bench-
mark for dominance.
Making it three in a row
means getting rid of another
streak that is getting under his
Woods is 0-10 at the Nis-
san Open, a record that dates
to his PGA Tour debut as a
16-year-old amateur when he
missed the cut. His record has
improved only slightly since he
turned professional, although
the Nissan Open remains the
only PGA Tour event he has
played more than three times
as a pro without winning.
“I just haven’t played my
best golf at the right time,”
Woods said Wednesday. “I’ve
played some good golf, but not
my best stuff. And this track,
you’ve got to hit the ball well.
You just can’t get away with
hitting it poorly around here
and expect to win.”
Not that he hasn’t come
Woods is part of an All-Star
collection of players in the
hunt in 1999, the year Ernie
Els pulled away from Woods,
Davis Love III, David Duval
and Nick Price to win by two
Woods needed a birdie on
the 18th hole to force a playoff,
but piped a 3-iron into a beer
tent and made bogey.
Even when Woods was at
his best - 2000 comes to mind
— Riviera knocked him down.
He had a stretch from the end
of 1999 to the spring of 2000 in
which he finished first or sec-
ond in 10 out of 11 events. The
exception, of course, was the
Nissan Open, where he tied
for 18th.
His next chance starts Thurs-
day, and if his winless streak at
his hometown tournament is
weighing heavily, Woods isn’t
“You don’t ever try to force
a win,” he said. “You just take
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bunkers the literal meaning
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Chad Campbell were tied for
the lead, didn’t play Sunday
and returned Monday morning
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on the first extra hole.
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KANSANCLASSIFIEDS In a Class of its Own.
As a senior at the University of Kansas,
Aaron Miles, Keith Langford and Wayne
Simien are household names to me.
I feel like I identify with these former
Kansas basketball players. They provid-
ed my class with lasting memories, such
as an NCAA championship appearance
in 2003 and an Elite Eight appearance
in 2004.
Fast forward to this season. Home
losses to Nevada and Kansas State and a
road loss against Missouri had me long-
ing for those household names again. I
wondered how long it would be until
the fans would see a class that produced
similar tournament memories.
Now after eight straight Big 12 Con-
ference victories and a solidifed starting
lineup, I have my answer.
Kansas is now 7-0 in games in which
it starts freshman guard Mario Chalm-
ers, sophomore guard Russell Robin-
son, freshman guard Brandon Rush,
freshman forward Julian Wright and
sophomore center Sasha Kaun.
If this season’s freshman class stays
together, KU fans will never have to use
Miles, Langford, Simien and Bucknell
in the same sentence again.
Here’s why:
Aaron Miles – meet Mario Chalm-
The two point guards both accepted
the role as the foor general of their re-
spective teams as freshmen. Miles led
Kansas to a Final Four appearance as a
freshman in 2002. Chalmers is a better
shooter than Miles and has better scor-
ing capability. His 10.7 points per game
as a freshman is already more than
Miles’ 9.3 points per game as a senior.
Miles will always be remembered
for his intensity on defense. Chalmers
proved that he has just as much, if not
more, intensity on defense. Last Satur-
day, he passed Miles on the list for the
second-most steals in a season for a
freshman, 61, against Iowa State.
Keith Langford – meet Brandon
These two guards possess the same
highlight-reel capabilities with their
slashing moves to the basket. Rush has
already proven he can score just as well
as Langford. Rush’s 14.3 points per game
in his frst season is a tenth of a point off
Langford’s 14.4 points per game in his
fnal season.
The only facet of Rush’s game that is
still lacking, as compared to Langford’s,
is the confdence to have the ball in his
hands with the game on the line. Fans
knew the ball would go to the fearless
Langford at the end of regulation if the
game was close. Rush has not yet prov-
en that he’s the go-to man with the game
on the line.
Wayne Simien – meet Julian Wright
Wright has the advantage of more
playing time as a freshman, something
that Simien did not experience. As a
freshman, Simien came off the bench to
spell Drew Gooden and Nick Collison
in limited minutes.
Despite making freshman mistakes
on the court, Wright has incredible vi-
sion to fnd his teammates and makes
brilliant passes. Being thrown into the
mix early as a freshman will pay off for
Wright in the long run.
If this trio stays together, they’ll erase
the fuke of Bucknell and restore bas-
ketball order to Lawrence in March.
When that happens, look for the names
Chalmers, Rush and Wright to replace
Miles, Langford and Simien.
F Sorrentino is a Plano, Texas, senior
in journalism. He is Kansan sports
editor. page 12a thursday, february 16, 2006
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Eric SorrEntino
Out with the old, in with the new
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Expectations not met,
coach restricts players
The 2006 Kansas football schedule will now
include Louisiana-Monroe of the Sun Belt con-
ference. The addition was made on Wednesday.
The Jayhawks will take on the Indians Sept.
9 in Memorial Stadium, a week after the season
opener against Northwestern State.
Kansas was 6-0 last season at home. The
Jayhawks will play seven games in Lawrence
next season. Times for all games are to be an-
— Drew Davison
By ryan colaianni
kansan senior sportswriter
Christian Moody wants another chance to be
on the free-throw line with the game hanging in
the balance.
The senior forward clearly remembers the two
potential game-winning free throws he missed
against Missouri in mid-January.
“You think about it every time you step up to
the free-throw line,” Moody said. “Every time, I
think I need to get better at this, so if I am ever in
that situation again, I can put a couple in.”
Moody said the misses haunted him for a while,
but with time, the anguish had eased. Senior guard
Jeff Hawkins remembers Moody’s attitude follow-
ing the tough loss.
“His confdence was low. He was in a tough
position,” Hawkins said. “We’re just a big family
here, and I think that helped him. I told him it
wasn’t his fault.”
While Missouri won the overtime thriller, the
two teams could not have gone in more oppo-
site directions since the game. Missouri lost six
of seven, and coach Quin Snyder resigned last
Kansas on the other hand, has won eight
straight, are nationally ranked, and are in sole
possession of second place in the conference.
“We didn’t lose our confdence even though we
lost in terrible fashion. We feel like we got better
playing at Mizzou,” Kansas coach Bill Self said.
“The guys really rallied around each other and
have gotten pretty tough. They’ve really learned
to enjoy each other and play together even more
than they were before that game.”
With Snyder out, Missouri is now led by former
assistant Melvin Watkins. Self said he thought
Watkins could make Missouri a diffcult team to
prepare for.
“I’m sure Melvin will do the majority of the
things that they’ve been working on all year long,”
Self said. “Everybody has their own style, and he’ll
put his own twist on the team, which will make it
more diffcult for us.”
A heartbreaking loss often causes teams to
struggle afterward, but the Jayhawks have been
resilient. They have used the loss as motiva-
“I do believe that at a time when a loss could
have hurt us and done more damage than just that
one game, the guys didn’t allow that to happen,”
Self said.
The Tigers’ Thomas Gardner played a large part
in Missouri’s victory, scoring 40 points.
“I think we’ll try to force him to take bad shots
and limit his touches,” Self said. “Hopefully, we’ll
do a better job collectively on him than we did
last time. Last game, he was as good as anyone in
America that particular night.”
— Edited by Meghan Miller
add game
to season
t men’s basketbaLL
Game lost, but
lesson learned
Defense problem for
’Hawks in conference
Third-time loss not so charming for Kansas
Anna Faltermeier/KANSAN
Senior forward Crystal Kemp guards the ball while heavily defended under the basket in the frst half. Kemp had 19 points in the 65-57 loss to Nebraska.
By MichaEl PhilliPS
kansan staff writer
Six weeks ago, the Kansas
women’s basketball team de-
feated No. 23 Texas in Allen
Fieldhouse to advance to 12-0.
After the game, CSTV analyst
Debbie Antonelli said she was
convinced Kansas was for real.
What happened?
Since that game, the Jayhawks
have won only two of 11 games.
They lost 65-57 to the Nebraska
Cornhuskers last night in Law-
The team has gone from a 10-
seed on ESPN’s bracketology
to an outsider looking into the
women’s NIT.
Kansas coach Bonnie Hen-
rickson has disciplined her play-
ers in an unorthodox way. After
a 77-71 home loss to Colorado
on Feb. 1, a game she described
as the worst loss of the season,
she kicked the players out of the
locker room and banned them
from wearing Kansas clothing.
“That’s a privilege,” she said.
“You earn those things by play-
ing with pride.”
Players are responsible for
washing their own clothing and
must change into workout clothes
on their own before practice.
“They can wear a high school
T-shirt if they want to,” Henrick-
son said, adding that anything that
said Jayhawks must be turned in-
side out. “Obviously the message
hasn’t been heard real loud.”
Henrickson said she would
continue to enforce the punish-
ment as long as necessary, and
said that if the message wasn’t
heard this year, it would be
heard next year.
Last night did nothing to im-
prove the players’ standing with
their coach. It was a chance for
Kansas to break a losing streak
against a Nebraska team that
had won only two of its last nine
Nebraska guard Kiera Hardy
noticed something different
from Kansas that she hadn’t
seen when the two teams played
in early January.
see LOss On page 6a
By ryan SchnEidEr
kansan senior sportswriter
Bonnie Henrickson knows the problem that’s
been plaguing her basketball team in Big 12
Conference play this season.
The hard part, however, is fxing it.
Kansas’ defensive problems have been well-
documented in conference play and showed up
early in Wednesday night’s 65-57 loss to Nebras-
ka. Inability to communicate simple defensive
switches between guards and post players led to
numerous open shots for Nebraska players.
Kansas coach Henrickson said that when the
team watched game flm at practice, she “could
push play and walk out.”
see DeFense On page 6a
Date Opponent Location
Sept. 2 Northwestern State Memorial Stadium
Sept. 9 Louisiana-Monroe Memorial Stadium
Sept. 16 at Toledo Toledo, Ohio
Sept. 23 South Florida Memorial Stadium
Sept. 30 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb.
Oct. 7 Texas A&M Memorial Stadium
Oct. 14 Oklahoma State Memorial Stadium
Oct. 21 at Baylor Waco, Texas
Oct. 28 Colorado Memorial Stadium
Nov. 4 at Iowa State Ames, Iowa
Nov. 18 Kansas State Memorial Stadium
Nov. 25 at Missouri Columbia, Mo.
Source: Kansas Athletics Department
2006 football schedule