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University ups SPAM tagging
By nicOle kelley

new Passwords
By March 1, all students will have to change their KU Online ID passwords to comply with the new KU Information Technology policy. The new password must contain a minimum of one capital letter, one lowercase letter, one number and one special character. The new password system, started last semester, requires students to change their passwords at the beginning of each semester to make the University’s online services more private and secure.
— Nicole Kelley

Sea level rising
Kansan staff writer
Kansan staff writer

Weeding out your legitimate e-mail from the jungle of SPAM may now be more difficult, but it’s all part of an effort by KU Information Services to keep those unwanted messages out of your inbox. A more aggressive tagging system for SPAM e-mail was implemented by the department last Friday. Until then, messages that received a “SpamScore” of five or higher displayed a message in

the subject line as a warning to its recipient. Now, messages receiving a score of 3.8 or higher are tagged as SPAM. “We’re really trying to find the best solution for users,” said Deb Ludwig, director of Enterprise Academic Systems at the University. “It’s not as simple as it sounds. There are a number of issues that have to be approached very carefully, but at the end of the day we know people want less SPAM and that’s our goal.”

Glacier melting has accelerated over the decade
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Greenland’s icy surface is melting. Researchers at the University of Kansas and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., said Greenland’s glaciers are liquefying at more than twice the rate they did a decade ago. Pannir Kanagarat-

nam, research assistant profes- and what effect those changes sor, cited research stemming had on the ocean. “We do not know how from the KU Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets much of it is due to natural climate change in an article he and how much co-authored in think it is of it is due to the Feb. 17 issue of Science disconcerting to see human influmagazine. the ice melting at such ence,” Kanagaratnam said in Kanagarata press release. nam and Eric a rapid rate.” Rignot, NASA Pannir Kanagaratnam “But the fact is researcher, said Research assistant professor that temperature is definitethat if the glaly rising, and ciers were accelerating, those glaciers were there is a strong correlation contributing to rising sea level between the temperature rise much more than believed. Their and sea level rise.” research centered on how the ice sheets changed over time see gLACIeRs On pAge 4A


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Mixed-gender living can be such a drag
By Rachel PaRkeR
Kansan staff writer

Want things to work between you and your roommate? Here are some issues to confront before the move-in date: 1. What substances are consumed? Ask questions about smoking, drinking and drug habits. 2. Do your daily routines match up? Who stays up and who’s in bed by 10 p.m.? 3. Cleanliness. Who’s messy and who’s anal retentive? 4. Will there be a pet? Will it cause problems for the other roommate? 5. Decide what possessions can and cannot be used by another roommate. 6. Divide household chores equally, and make sure the other will be able to pay rent on time. . 7 How will you handle any conflicts that arise?

Melissa Black lies in her bed tossing and turning, annoyed by the constant rumbling of the TV in the living room. Her roommate’s loud video game reminded her that she lives with a man. Does she snap or let it go for tonight? Black and others have found that differences between the sexes can cause conflicts in a mixed-living arrangement. Black and her roommate, Jason, planned on living in the four-bedroom town home with a third female roommate, but the two ended up alone. Jason took the bedroom on the main floor, and she took a bedroom upstairs. She said the main problems that come with living with a guy were his noisy hobbies, his friends, who were over all the time, and that he couldn’t cook. Black said she was the one to speak up about what bothered her, but he didn’t say much. “Girls are just so much more considerate,” said Black, Wichita senior.

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Homes built despite vacancies
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Joel Plummer
Geography doctoral student
Joel Plummer is a doctoral student in the Department of Geography at the University of Kansas and recent recipient of a NASA Earth System Science Fellowship. He is researching a geographic information system, ice sheet mapping and mass balance. Plummer researched in Antarctica for four weeks in January as a member of the Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements project. He helped drive a rover that carried a radar system, which gathered data about the ice sheets to study their effect on sea level rise and global climate change. What was the most important personal item you had in Antarctica? Sunglasses and sunscreen. Sunburn and snow blindness are a major issue down there. In fact, sunglasses are the only item explicitly required of visitors. With the high ultraviolet concentration and the high reflectivity of the snow and ice, sunscreen with an SPF of 40 and a good pair of shades were essential. What did you sleep in? Most people brought tents and created a tent city. The sun was out 24 hours per day, which warmed up the tents. If there were 10 on a team you could put up a Jamesway tent, which has a stove that warmed up between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. One night at Happy Camper School, a remote area where campers learn how to work and live in Antarctica, I built a oneman emergency snow trench to sleep in. What were you looking forward to the most when you returned? A nice hot shower, At the camp we had limited water and had to melt snow to shower. We had a hot water heater no bigger than a basketball so we had to take a sea shower, which was really annoying and hard work. You only take a shower about once a week. The weirdest part about coming back to New Zealand on my way home was not seeing
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sun 24 hours. I saw my first sunset in a month. Readjusting to nighttime was harder than adjusting to sunlight all day. It was kind of freaky. What is your biggest concern with global warming? Global warming is an established fact. The question is what’s causing it. Humans play a part to some degree and that’s what science is trying to figure out. My research is on the effects and how global warming affects ice sheets and sea level rise. I don’t dwell on who causes it or how, because we know it’s happening. I want to figure out what the long-term effects are going to be. When do you predict the results of global warming to affect society? Small rises in sea level would have large consequences, which I think we will have to deal with in our lifetime or the next 100 years. Look at Louisiana. Just one more meter of water there would have turned catastrophe into total devastation. How many are in your family? I loved being the youngest of five because my parents were trained by the time I was a teenager so I didn’t get hassled. Pets? My wife and I have a Border collie and Labrador mix named Thursday. It was the day we decided to get the dog and we couldn’t think of a name. It was either Thursday or the twentyninth. What do you like better about Lawrence than New York? I like the people here, they are friendlier than the East Coast is. My rent is about the same as it was in upstate New York, but people here think it’s expensive. What was your favorite job? For two summers after I graduated, I worked for Lockheed Martin in Akron, Ohio. I put together GIS databases for F-16 flight simulators.

The Lawrence Department of Neighborhood Resources has zoning approved for new projects to develop more residential living space. But with apartment rents decreasing and more vacant space within complexes, is more construction necessary? According to the Lawrence Department of Neighborhood Resources, Lawrence has 31,153 dwelling units. Out of these dwellings, the 2000 Census reports that 54 percent are rental housing units, opposed to the 31 percent statewide. There are over 50 listings for apartments at the Lawrence Apartment Department’s Web site.

Population growth is steady at about 2.3 percent each year, and a survey by Keller & Associates in 2001 shows the apartment rental market at a vacancy rate of about 2.6 percent. Sandra Day, a city county planner, said the plans were conditional and there were more steps that needed to be taken before any construction plans were to be discussed. One project being discussed was a second construction phase for The Legends, 4101 W. 24th Place. It was submitted for review by the city and approved. Diane Lawson, vice president of Callaway Development Corporation, which owns The Legends, said everything was in place with regard to city requirements for the project.

A multi-family development project on the corner of 23rd Street and O’Connell Drive in the southeast part of Lawrence was approved in January, which included multiple complexes and townhomes. Lawson said that because building costs had increased recently because of dramatic events and natural disasters worldwide, such as Hurricane Katrina, the construction was being held for a later date. “There are plenty of apartments in Lawrence,” she said. Jami Guthrie, Wichita junior, said she knew apartments were vacant at The Legends, where she lives. She moved from one apartment to a another in the complex in mid-January. “They said 40 people moved out after first semester, and they

gave a huge list of rooms we could choose from,” she said. Guthrie now lives in a threebedroom apartment, with one room vacant. She said she knew her old four-bedroom apartment was empty as well. She also was offered discounted rent for signing next year’s lease early. Property rents can increase or decrease, depending on the market rate. The competition between different complexes can contribute to the prices. Megan Harrod, property manager for Tuckaway Apartments, 2600 W. 6th St., said renting rates had decreased last year but increased this year. She said they hadn’t raised rent last year because of competition, but this year they increased it to compensate. — Edited by Matt Wilson

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Chris Dyroff, Wilmington, Delaware, sixth year architecture student, works on a concrete model in Marvin Hall yesterday. The model is Dyroff’s entry in an international design contest.




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F The University Career Center is sponsoring a Summer Camp Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the 4th floor lobby in the Kansas Union. F The Dole Institute of Politics is sponsoring a free pizza and politics discussion from 12 to 1:30 p.m. today at the Jayhawk Room in the Kansas Union. F The Kansas African Studies Center is sponsoring a conversation with the KU for Uganda student group over “Children Soldiers and Abduction of Children in Northern Uganda” as part of the Ujamaa Brownbag series at 12 p.m. today at Alcove G in the Kansas Union. The session will be moderated by Sandra Gray, associate professor of anthropology. F Ecumenical Christian Ministries is sponsoring “Five Stories and the Stories Behind Them” as part of the University Forum series at 12 p.m. today in the ECM Center. An optional lunch is offered for $3 for students and $5.50 for others. F Philip Barnard, Associate Professor of English, is giving a lecture over Michel Foucault’s “The History of Sexuality” at 3:30 p.m. today at the Conference Hall in the Hall Center for the Humanities. F Cyrus Console, graduate teaching assistant in English, is hosting a seminar on “Prose/Poetry Interaction in Melville” at 4 p.m. today at the Seminar Room in the Hall Center for the Humanities. F Barbara Kerr, Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology, is giving a lecture entitled “The Happy Family Project: A Positive Psychology of Domestic Life” at 5:30 p.m. today at the Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. F Mary Beth Cahill, John Kerry’s presidential campaign manager, and Tom Daffron, Elizabeth Dole’s 2000 Presidential campaign manager, are giving a lecture entitled “The Path to the Presidency: How She Will Win” as part of the Presidential Lecture Series 2006 at 7:30 p.m. today in the Dole Institute of Politics. F The Symphonic and University Bands are performing at 7:30 p.m. today in the Lied Center. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults. F David Coleman, also known as the Dating Doctor, is giving a lecture on “Making Relationships Matter” at 7:30 p.m. today at the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. F The Office of Study Abroad is hosting a Study Abroad Photo Exhibition through Friday at the SUA gallery on the 4th floor in the Kansas Union.

Lower tuition bill amended
By Fred A. dAvis iii
Kansan staff writer

Nonresident students may soon be able to qualify for a discounted tuition rate. A bill that would add a third tuition level, the “Kansas commitment rate,” to Kansas educational institutions is being sent to the Legislative Educational Planning Committee. The House of Representatives Higher Education Committee on Monday adopted several key amendments to the bill that offers a lower tuition rate to nonresident students – as long as they agree to stay in Kansas for five years after graduation – before sending to the bill to the committee. Rep. David Huff (R-Lenexa) said the bill offered a new angle on tuition, but that the difference in the amount of tuition for the middle commitment rate and the flat nonresident rate had to be looked at closer. Huff said the bill simply needed more time to be worked on and that the Higher Education Committee was not ready to present the bill to the Kansas Board of Regents. A looming question that surrounded the bill, one that the University of Kansas was especially concerned with, was the potential revenue loss with the middle rate. An amendment to the bill capped the number of students that could

utilize the middle rate at any school at 250. Another amendment added to the bill detailed that students who left the state of Kansas before the five-year agreement would have to pay back the institution they attended as opposed to paying back the state of Kansas. The amount someone would have to pay back would be the difference between the middle and nonresident rate, plus interest. The amended bill also outlines that the rate would take effect for the 2006-2007 school year and that the Kansas Board of Regents would set the middle tuition rate. Rep. Tim Owens (R-Overland Park) said he was pleased with the amendments and was not at all dismayed that bill was being sent to the LEPC for further review. “I think it’s a good compromise,” Owens said. Owens said that sending the bill to the LEPC does not kill the idea of the bill and that the extra time to work on it enables people to examine other options for the bill. Owens said he was optimistic about the dialogue the bill has generated both in and out of the House. He said he had already received two e-mails from potential KU students who would be interested in the middle rate if it passed. – Edited by Lindsey St. Clair


Elephant keepers Tonya Kuker, left, and Pablo Holguin stand with Moki on Tuesday at the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City. The Lee Richardson Zoo is one of six parks across the nation singled out by an animal rights group for failure to properly care for its elephants, part of a growing debate about the giant animals’ place in captivity.

Professor leaving KU for Minnesota job
A distinguished professor in medicinal chemistry is leaving the University of Kansas. Gunda Georg, University distinguished professor of medicinal chemistry, was appointed as the chairman of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Minnesota next fall. Georg will also hold the Robert Vince Chair in Medicinal Chemistry and a McKnight Distinguished Professorship. Georg joined the KU School of Pharmacy faculty as an assistant professor in 1984. She said in a press release that the University was a supportive environment to develop strong

School of Journalism leads writing contest
The University of Kansas is now in first place for the Intercollegiate Writing Competition through the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. The University has accumulated points in the competition for the student-generated content


ofThe University Daily Kansan. Ryan Colaianni, McLean, Va., junior, placed sixth, and Matt Wilson, Windsor, Mo., senior, placed ninth in the sports writing category. “We’re just extremely pleased. It’s a real testament to the quality of our students and faculty. I’m thrilled, said Ann ” Brill, dean of journalism.
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research skills. “This is exactly the kind of environment and infrastructure I am being asked to develop at Minnesota, Georg ” said. Although the University presented a counteroffer, Georg said the opportunity at Minnesota was too good to turn down. Her new position brings with it “unprecedented resources. ” Georg’s research grants will stay with their designated projects at the University. “Given the history and reputation of KU and the School of Pharmacy, I know they will be able to recruit a prominent faculty researcher to pick up where I leave off, ” Georg said.
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1a She said making the system more aggressive was just the first step of many to further reduce the amount of SPAM that students receive. A planning group has been formed to find the next SPAM solution for the University. Darion Pearson, Lawrence senior, said on average she received about six SPAM e-mails per day. She said it was a pain to keep deleting them throughout the day. Pearson said she didn’t like getting the SPAM e-mail because she would get excited about receiving mail, and then was let down when it was “junk.” Some goals for the new system are to not only detect SPAM and other malicious e-mail, but also to find a way to recover more messages. Information Services expects that an additional 10 percent of e-mail would be tagged as SPAM with the lower-threshold system. Ludwig said that this number could be different for every student depending on the kind of things they do online. “In a university you have a different expectation,” Ludwig said. “We are a little more concerned about the scope of what we automatically delete.” With the current system, Ludwig said they didn’t delete any e-mail for students, even if they were tagged as SPAM. She said before the University changed the way it filtered SPAM it needed to get student input on what they would like to see happen. Pearson said she wanted to reserve the right to final judgement on her e-mail. “I don’t want KU to have the right to get rid of my junk,” Pearson said. She said she liked the idea of the University decreasing the amount of SPAM she received but wanted to make sure she still received all of her personal e-mail. — Edited by Matt Wilson

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A Delaine Merino sheep receives a spot trim of fleece from around the crown of its head Tuesday at the San Angelo, Texas, Fairgounds Sheep Barn during the 74th annual San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo.

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Standoff ends with spectacular ambush
By Ryan nakashima
The AssociATed Press

LAS VEGAS — Police blasted out a 20th story window and stormed a room at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino Tuesday, arresting a gunman who authorities say killed a man and shot at police and a security guard during a six-hour standoff. No shots were fired in the final assault on Room 2036 of Harrah’s Carnaval Tower, as a SWAT team burst in around 7

a.m. Police would not say how they shattered the window on the 35-story tower, describing it only as a tactical diversion. “We were forced to take out an outside window in our attempts to take him into custody,” Sgt. Chris Jones said. Hotel guests on the 19th, 20th and 21st floors were evacuated about 1 a.m. after several people said they heard shots ring out. Police said the man fired three shots at a security guard who went to the hotel room.

He also fired on SWAT officers through the door and the wall twice, but did not injure anyone during the negotiations, police said. The alleged gunman was uninjured. Curtis Billy Bonilla, 22, of Las Vegas, was charged with murder, attempted murder and three counts of attempted murder of a police officer. Guests in sleep clothes and robes were evacuated from the 19th, 20th and 21st floors and offered blankets and food at the

hotel buffet, Harrah’s spokesman Alberto Lopez said. Jim Hack, 31, a stockbroker from Phoenix, said he heard two shots about 12:30 a.m., opened his door and saw a man bleeding in the hallway several rooms away. “He was crying for help and he was having trouble breathing,” Hack said. The victim was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said he was from Reno but did not identify him.

1a The amount of ice mass lost from the 21 largest glaciers was equivalent to onetenth of Mount Everest. As a result, the sea level rose approximately half a millimeter last year, an increase from the .2-millimeter addition to the oceans in 1996. If the Greenland glaciers melt completely, the sea level would rise seven meters, enough to cover low-lying areas like Miami. “I think it is disconcerting to see the ice melting at such a rapid rate,” Kanagaratnam said. “There is a large population living in the coastal areas and rising sea levels will affect them.” David Braaten, associate professor of geography, said the size of the ice sheets results in an enormous potential for rising sea levels. These changes could “really change the face of the planet in terms of land and ocean boundaries,” he said. With NASA reporting that 53 percent of Americans live along coastlines, the implications of rapid sea level change could be financially devastating. “If it happens slowly, I think society can adapt,” Braaten said. “If it happens very rapidly, it will be very hard to adapt. It doesn’t look like the long-term change is part of the picture.” Braaten said he didn’t have the answer to dealing with the rising sea levels. The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets is developing new models, maps and computer models to better understand the changes and predict what the future holds. Director Prasad Gogineni started researching glaciers in 1993. KU research has been published since 1997 and has brought extensive news coverage for both the center and the University, he said. — Edited by Kathryn Anderson

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LEAVENWORTH — It had all the elements of a classic drama — deception, bloodshed, estrangement. When Lucille Meyer rediscovered the photos and yellowed letters written from her uncle during World War I, she realized their value, both because of their age and because they recalled old memories she had of her family history. It was a strange story. Meyer’s uncle, Pvt. Chester “Chet” Cooper, was an aide to General Pershing in France during the war, she said. Her memories and his letters convey a picture of the war as a dark and confusing event, in which his only solace was the correspondence and memories of home and family. Meyer, a longtime Leavenworth resident, published a book about her family’s history in 2000. Meyer said she still feels a link to circumstances made distant by the passage of time. The letters from Cooper began in Camp Logan, Houston, during his training in April 1917. According to his obituary, he was a member of the Fifth Ammunition Train. The last letter that has been preserved was sent from Paris, a year after he began writing letters from Camp Logan. Cooper returned shortly afterward, near the end of the war. “He came home in awful bad shape,” Meyer said. “He was shell-shocked and gassed.” As referred to briefly in his final letter, Cooper married a French woman named Violette and brought her back to Kansas. Violette compelled Cooper to marry her by announcing that she was pregnant, Meyer said. Soon after the newlyweds reached Kansas, it became apparent that there was no baby on the way. “It was not an unusual situation,” Meyer said. “They all wanted American soldiers because they thought life would be so much better here.” Cooper’s new wife, who did not speak English, led to conflict in the family. “It was not a happy marriage,” Meyer said. “Grandma was never nice to her.” Nonetheless, Meyer said, the marriage led to the birth of a daughter in 1920.


Robert Smith, left, and Mark Dinkel add a section of drilling pipe as they search for oil on a drilling rig owned by Shields Drilling Co. Inc. near Ransom. The crew was drilling for Palomino Petroleum. Ness County has seen an increase of 56 new wells in the past two years.

Oil boom helps county
The assoCiaTed Press NESS CITY — An observer need only look at one number — 56 — to see evidence of a resurging oil boom here. That’s how many oil wells have been drilled in Ness County in the past two years alone. “The boom’s here,” said Don Lahar, a Wichita land broker who is among those who has been buying up parcels here. “When you have $60 oil everyone and their dog is out buying leases. There are a lot of dollars out there in the oil industry. You could get a better value on your money in oil and gas right now as opposed to the stock market.” Mark Horchem, the register of deeds in Ness County, said some weeks his office records up to 80 leases. Lahar then obtains information on those buyers and offers $4 to $10 an acre. The boom is having a marked effect. New businesses are cropping up, landowners are making money, and jobs are being created. Ness County Clerk Renee Kerr credits oil production with a county valuation that skyrocketed by nearly $10 million from 2004 to 2005. “They’re drilling everywhere,” said Sherry Frick, the county appraiser. “It’s so scattered and not in one spot. Land men are fighting to get the leases.” It’s not the county’s first boom. The oil industry flourished in the 1950s and again in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but it collapsed in the mid1980s. By 1999, prices had fallen to a low of $8 a barrel. Today, they hover between $55 and $60. Locals are celebrating the boom. Rooms at this town’s only motel, the Derrick Inn, have been booked. Sunrise Oil Field Service, a pipe and tank battery business, has added three more workers. Local banker Marlin Pfannenstiel said the boom boosts the economy in all manner of ways, including field workers’ purchases of fuel, tires, supplies and groceries.

TOPEKA — The way Sen. Tim Huelskamp sees it, families should be able to drive down Kansas roadways, enjoy the beauty of the state and not have to look at advertisements for sexually oriented businesses. “My concern is Kansas families, when driving down the highways, not be exposed to these signs,” Huelskamp (R-Fowler) told the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee. The committee took no action on the bill after Tuesday’s hearing. Under the bill, no sign or other outdoor advertising for a sexually-oriented business could be within a mile of any highway or interstate. A business within a mile of such roadways could post no more than two signs — one no more than 40 square feet with the name, address, phone number and operating hours, and another noting the premises are off-limits to minors. Signs already in place could remain for three years after the bill becomes law. The bill is modeled on a 2004 Missouri law that has been upheld by a U.S. District Court judge, said Jim Jenkins, attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund’s Kansas office. “If it’s challenged in Kansas, I feel the federal judge will take notice of the decision in Missouri,” Jenkins said. Also speaking in favor of the bill was Phillip Cosby, of Abilene, who has traveled around Kansas talking to ministers and others about trying to rein in or shut down sexually oriented businesses, which he called “an open sewer to Kansas communities.” He said an adult store near Interstate 70 in his hometown has a 15-by-30-foot sign with “Adult Superstore” in yellow letters. The effort to restrict signs along highways isn’t the only way legislators are trying to deal with sexually oriented businesses in the state. The House Taxation Committee recently heard testimony for a bill to impose a 10 percent tax on strip clubs, escort services, adult bookstores and similar businesses. The bill was sent to a subcommittee for reworking. “I didn’t send it to a subcommittee to kill it; the committee will vote on it,” said Chairman Kenny Wilk (R-Lansing). The estimated $1 million from the tax on revenues would be used to finance programs for such things as helping sex crime victims and prosecuting those using the Internet to commit sex crimes against children.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Lawrence H. Summers ended his tumultuous stint as Harvard University president Tuesday, choosing to resign June 30 rather than fight with a faculty angered by his management style and comments that innate ability may explain why few women reach top science posts. “I have reluctantly concluded that the rifts between me and segments of the Arts and Sciences faculty make it infeasible for me to advance the agenda of renewal that I see as crucial to Harvard’s future,” Summers wrote in a letter posted on the school’s Web site. “This is a day of mixed emotions for me,” he added in a conference call with reporters. Effective at the end of the academic year, Summers’ move brings to a close the briefest tenure of any Harvard president since 1862, when Cornelius Felton died after two years in office. Summers has led America’s wealthiest university, with an endowment of more than $25 billion, since 2001. He became embroiled in several controversies early in his tenure, among them the departure of prominent black studies professors such as Cornel West. Last year’s comments to an academic conference on women in science grew into a broader debate of Summers’ management style, which some considered brusque and even bullying. He was also criticized by some for his handling of plans to expand Harvard’s campus across the Charles River in Boston. The discontent prompted a 218-185 no confidence vote from Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences last March. Faculty votes are symbolic because the seven-member Harvard Cor-

poration has sole authority to fire the university’s president. Another no confidence vote was scheduled for next Tuesday. It was called following the resignation of Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean William Kirby: Some faculty believe he was pushed out by Summers, though Kirby has said the decision was mutual. On Tuesday, Kirby issued a statement saying Summers had accomplished a great deal during his tenure, and “he has set in motion important initiatives for the university’s future.” Derek Bok, Harvard’s president from 1971 to 1991, will serve as interim president of the University from July 1 until the conclusion of the search for a new president. Board members said in a letter posted online that the past year has been difficult and “sometimes wrenching,” but they look back on Summers’ tenure with appreciation. “Larry Summers has served Harvard with extraordinary vision and vitality,” the members said. Summers, a former U.S. Treasury secretary in the Clinton Administration, was a prominent economist when he became Harvard’s 27th president after Neil L. Rudenstine announced his resignation in May 2001 after nearly a decade in office. A former professor of economics at Harvard, Summers said he’ll return to teaching at the school after a year sabbatical. “These last years have not been without their strains and moments of rancor,” the 51year-old Summers acknowledged in his letter on the school Web site. Judith Ryan, the professor of German and comparative literature who introduced the latest no-confidence resolution, said Summers’ resignation was appropriate under the circumstances.


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Phelps’ protests prompt more legislation
By Chris Blank
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The House approved a bill banning protests near funerals an hour before to an hour after a service and sent the measure to the governor on Tuesday. The legislation, a response to a recent protest at the St. Joseph funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq, sets no limit on how close protesters can get. But lawmakers said they plan to pass a second measure specifically prohibiting protests within 300 feet of a funeral. Missouri is one of at least 14 states considering restrictions on funeral protests because of

the actions of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The nondenominational church, led by the Rev. Fred Phelps, claims soldiers are being killed as divine retribution because the United States tolerates gays. Rep. Tim Meadows (D-Imperial) said he doesn’t want to think how his family would react if his son-in-law, set to be deployed in July to Afghanistan, were to die and people protested outside the funeral. “God help those people who would be out there protesting in front of my family’s funeral because something would happen, and perhaps I would be the one who was going to jail,” Meadows said.

Unlike most bills, which don’t become law until the fall after they are passed, the bill passed Tuesday would take effect as soon as the governor signs it. The House sponsor, Rep. Martin Rucker (D-St. Joseph) said the emergency clause is necessary because a war is going on and soldiers are continuing to risk their lives. “If the next military veteran who gives the ultimate sacrifice is in your neighborhood and the next protest is in your neighborhood, you’re really going to wish we had the emergency clause,” Rucker said. The House voted Thursday to limit funeral protests to more than 300 feet. But on Tuesday,

the House receded from that vote and instead passed a Senate version with the more general restriction by a 138-14 vote. Rep. Beth Low (D-Kansas City) said the protests are wrong, but she believes the courts will strike down attempts to limit protests at funerals. Sen. Charlie Shields (R-St. Joseph), who sponsored the Senate version, said the two proposals would complement each other and should allay constitutional concerns. “Realizing that there are varied opinions on it and realizing that there very likely will be a court challenge, I think it makes sense to have a back up position,” Shields said.




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tHe AssociAted PRess was heading the Marine contingent. “The soil here is so unstable.” They shifted to another spot about 200 yards away. The school is believed to be buried by up to 100 feet of muck, and ground-penetrating radar that is capable of detecting structures up to 50 feet down has come up blank. With the landscape drastically changed, no one could be sure they were digging at the right place. Some people suggested the school was still on the same spot where it had been built; others said it could have been washed downhill. “Even the local population has kind of lost their bearings,” Farley said. “They don’t have those terrain features around to distinguish where something really is.” The threat of more rain-triggered landslides also slowed the search, and it was unclear if the scratching and tapping noises that were heard Monday came from survivors or just ground water or mud settling. “A few times we heard something, we think we heard something, because we really want to hear something,” Farley said. “If there is anything at all, we’re gonna go there.” Officials had refused to allow heavy machinery in the disaster zone out of fear it could cause the unstable mud to shift, but with conditions solidifying and shovels making little headway, they brought in a backhoe. It had similar problems with holes that it dug caving in. Search teams moved carefully, unable to work as fast as they wanted for fear that their movements could set off more landslides. “Safety is an ongoing concern right now because of the rain,” said U.S. Marine Capt. Burrell Parmer, one of hundreds of American servicemen involved in the recovery operation. “So far, no survivors have been recovered. It’s a sad deal.”

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GUINSAUGON, Philippines — Uncertain if they were even digging in the right place, emergency crews tried to find a mud-swamped elementary school Tuesday as fears grew that time may have run out for rescuing any more survivors of a massive landslide. Most rescue workers left the site a few hours after dark, but a few teams using specialized gear stayed behind to take advantage of the silence to listen for sounds under the mud. “We have not found any structure to indicate the location of the school,” said Joel Son, in charge of a group of miners working at the site. “It’s all mud.” Hopes for a miracle have focused on the school largely because of unconfirmed reports that survivors there sent mobile phone text messages to relatives shortly after the landslide hit Friday. It was another frustrating day, with no one found alive since just hours after a mountainside collapsed in a wall of mud and boulders that swamped the farming village of Guinsaugon on Leyte island. The official death toll rose to 107, but authorities fear it could surpass 1,000. High-tech gear detected some underground sounds late Monday, creating a buzz of excitement and adrenaline among troops, miners and volunteers whose hopes of finding life had all but vanished. By Tuesday, the buzz was gone again, replaced by a grim workmanlike attitude. The U.S. Marines, Philippine troops and technicians from Malaysia and Taiwan had to give up digging at the most promising site because the soft, wet mud kept collapsing. “As we’d dig deeper, we’d try to dig wider, but with the rain last night ... there were little landslides happening around us,” said Lt. Jack Farley, who

BAGHDAD, Iraq — A car bomb exploded Tuesday on a street packed with shoppers in a Shiite area of Baghdad, killing 22 people and wounding 28, police said. It was the deadliest bomb attack in the Iraqi capital in a month. Terrified children screamed and several women wailed for their dead, crying, “the terrorists, may God punish them.” Shattered bits of fruits and vegetables from vendors’ pushcarts lay scattered on the street amid pools of blood. At least eight other people were killed and more than 30 injured Tuesday in bombings and shootings elsewhere in Baghdad and in attacks on beauty parlors and liquor stores — symbols of Western influence — in Baqouba northeast of the capital. The car bombing occurred shortly before 5 p.m. in a Shiite corner of Dora, a predominantly Sunni Arab district of Baghdad and one of the most dangerous parts of the city — rocked almost daily by bombings, ambushes and assassinations. Police Maj. Gen. Mahdi alGharawi said the bomb was detonated by remote control and an Iraqi suspected of triggering the device had been arrested. Claims of early arrests in bombing cases often prove premature. Another policeman, 1st Lt. Maitham Abdul-Razaq, said the blast apparently was aimed at a police patrol but missed its target, killing and maiming shoppers strolling with their families along a street lined with appliance shops and fruit and vegetable stalls. It was the deadliest bombing in Baghdad since Jan. 19, when a suicide attacker blew himself up in a coffee shop, killing 22 people and injuring 23. The Dora bombing was the second major attack in as many days against a Shiite target in the capital. Twelve people died Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt on


Injured Iraqi woman and a child wait for further treatment in Yarmouk hospital in Baghdad after an explosion Tuesday. A car bomb exploded Tuesday at an outdoor market in a Shiite area of southwestern Baghdad, killing 22 people and injuring 28, police said. It appeared to be the deadliest car bombing against civilians in the capital in weeks. a bus in the heavily Shiite district of Kazimiyah. At least 969 Iraqis have been killed in war-related violence this year and at least 986 have been wounded, according to an Associated Press count. However, large-scale attacks against civilians have declined in recent weeks amid widespread public criticism, including from Sunnis clerics and others sympathetic to the Sunni-dominated insurgency. Some Sunni insurgent groups are believed to be holding back to give Sunni Arab politicians a chance to negotiate concessions from Shiites and Kurds during talks on a new government. However, talks among parties that won parliamentary seats in the Dec. 15 elections have bogged down because of fundamental differences among Shiite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish politicians. U.S. officials believe a government capable of winning the trust of all communities is essential so the United States can hand over more security responsibility to the Iraqis and begin sending the 138,000 American troops home this year. On Tuesday, Mohammed al-Askari, a Defense Ministry spokesman, confirmed that Iraqi soldiers had detained 18 policemen who had seized two men for unknown reasons. Al-Askari added that one of the men who were held captive by the 18 was a police officer from the mostly Shiite southern city of Kut. The Interior Ministry has denied running or sanctioning death squads. On Thursday, however, the ministry announced an investigation into alleged death squads after U.S. military officials announced the arrest last month of 22 policemen who were about to kill a Sunni Arab north of Baghdad. Also Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw lent his voice to international calls for a broad-based government. “It is a crucial moment today for the people of Iraq,” Straw told reporters after meeting President Jalal Talabani. “The international community, particularly those of us who played a part in liberating Iraq, obviously have an interest in a prosperous and stable and democratic Iraq.” Straw’s comments followed a blunt warning Monday by U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad that Iraqis risk losing international support if key ministries end up in the hands of politicians with ties to militias. “We are not going to invest the resources of the American people and build forces that are run by people who are sectarian” and tied to the militias, Khalilzad said. A coalition of Shiite Muslim religious parties won 130 of the 275 seats in the new parliament, and Shiite leaders insist their strong showing in the election gives them the right to control key ministries.

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Chancellor deserves praise for increase
Chancellor Hemenway, you’ve done it again, old boy. So how’d you do it? What’s your secret for changing the University of Kansas from a safety school into a top pick for students who actually did their homework in high school? We’re talking about the University’s ranking as 12th among public universities for the number of 2005 freshman National Merit Scholars, up four notches since last year, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Not only that, but the University also ranks 29th among all universities and third in the Big 12. We know this was your Everest, or at least, perhaps, Kilimanjaro. Ever since you arrived at the University in 1995, you’ve been angling for these affable geeks to flock to Mt. Oread in droves. And by gum if you didn’t manage to wrangle in 116 scholars by 2000, thanks to your Daddy-Warbucksstyle scholarships that covered 15 hours of credit and board in a scholarship hall for both in-state and out-of-state geniuses. At that point the University had cracked the top 10 for public universities, enrolling the scholars for three consecutive years. Then times got tough and your generous scholarships had to go off the table – for out-ofstate students at least. In 2003 you stopped offering full rides to nonresident scholars. From then

Issue: The University’s National Merit numbers Stance: Well done, Chancellor; you’ve improved our standing.
on you have given the non-Kansans packages only worth about $10,000 a year, which is $4,000 less than in previous years. Immediately this resulted in a dramatic drop in out-of-state scholars. But, like the boyfriend who has recently cheated on his girlfriend — a girlfriend with low self-esteem — you knew they would come back eventually. Oh how you were right. The kids just couldn’t stay away from the temptation to walk up steep hills and reside in the same state as Fred Phelps. Now the University has been restored to its full scholastic glory with 71 freshman Merit Scholars here this year, 55 of which are sponsored by the University. Sure our National Merit ranking might not beat our ranking as a top 10 party school, according to Playboy, but it’s good enough for us. Thanks again for coming to the University all you National Merit Scholars. Don’t forget your duty to help the rest of us with our homework. — Malinda Osborne for the editorial board

Question Bush’s school policy

George W. Bush cares about your education, and the education of future generations. Being quite the scholar himself, the president has gone to great lengths to ensure the successful academic future of America by instating the No Child Left Behind act, which set a standard for all public schools in order to give children from all backgrounds the same guarantee at an equal education. He’s also set about reforming the federal budget for education, ensuring a more effective use of the taxpayers’ hard-earned money. In reality, our education program is falling to pieces. Harvard University took an in-depth look at how the NCLB act has affected American schools, and proclaimed that the act benefits white middle-class children more than other groups. Under the act, schools are required to show annual improvement in standardized math and English tests. It sets a bar, and schools whose overall test scores fail to meet that bar are sanctioned and sometimes closed. But according to a report by CNN, “instead of uniform standards, the policy has allowed various states to negotiate treaties and bargains to reduce the number of schools and districts identified as failing.” Good job, Mr. President. I think your country feels smarter already. But what about the $3.2 million cut in education funding? Next year, the U.S. Department of Education would receive $54.4 billion if lawmakers back the cuts. The President insists that the cuts are necessary in order to reduce the national deficit, which had ballooned to $412.6 billion in 2004. Sure, $54.4 billion sounds like a lot of money, until you compare it with the $455.5 billion budget for national defense. But when the president was questioned about this funding cut when he spoke at Kansas State University, he seemed flabbergasted, and after asking the student to repeat the question three times, said, “we’re not taking people off of student loans, we’re saving money in the student loan program because its inefficient.” You’re right, George, the student loan programs are inefficient, just ask any college student that will spend the next fifty years paying off four years of college. The president closed the question with, “I think I’m right on this. I’ll check when I get back to Washington.” I wonder if he ever got back to that student with the right answer. So don’t worry, fellow collegians, George W. Bush cares about your education, but just to be safe, maybe you should drop out quick and join the military. ✦ McLeod is an Overland Park sophomore in journalism.

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Global warming not likely to disappear
The United States’ government needs to make big changes. Global warming, once regarded by many as a natural phenomenon or even an exaggeration, is being shown time and again by scientists to be a serious problem. It’s true that the planet Earth naturally goes through cycles of warm and cold. But the planet hasn’t been this warm in 120,000 years. The year 1998 was the warmest in more than 100 years. Warmer temperatures might seem appealing during February in Kansas, but the negative effects of global warming are becoming clearer – and more alarming. In a study published in a recent issue of Science magazine, a group of KU researchers teamed up with NASA and discovered that Greenland’s ice caps were melting twice as fast as they were a decade ago. According to a Lawrence Journal-World article,


Spencer museum worth another look
by two of the Tucked neatly University’s own into the hillfaculty members. side between Furthermore, the Campanile the Spencer and the Kansas Museum of Art’s Union lies the Student Advisory jewel of the UniSCOTT SHORTEN Board, an all-disversity of cipline student sas. The Spencer organization Museum of Art that seeks to promote students’ far exceeds the criteria for your artistic experiences while at the average gem on its surface alone, University, helps to ensure that the easily surpassing those lesser crimuseum remains a place where all teria for an average art museum. students can feel welcome to enjoy On approach to the museum, the many categories of art the a grove of carefully placed pines Spencer has to offer. and lanterns in the trees greet you “We’re excited about what’s as mysterious chords of delicate happening here and we want music float down to your ears from students to share that excitement outdoor speakers. As you pass with us,” Woodard said. “The the flying dragons guarding the hope is for students to look at entrance, you begin to notice that the Spencer Museum of Art as a things feel much more alive than place that is truly theirs.” you might generally expect from a As one of the top-10 univermuseum. sity art museums in the United I spoke with Bill Woodard, States, there is no reason not to museum spokesman, about how drop in every once in a while the museum is able to create and just to see what changes have maintain such a feeling of vitality taken place since the last time and vibrancy when other museums may have a tendency to grow you were there. Or, if you’re so inclined, take a more active role stale. Woodard said since Saralyn as an SMA Student Advisory Reece Hardy took the reigns as Board member, work as an museum director last March, the always-needed volunteer or just impetus toward collaboration, originality and innovation all over check out the myriad assortment of programs available to you. the campus have become hallWe have an amazing treasure marks of the Spencer’s objectives. here on our campus, but, this Prime examples of this were museum will never reveal its Steve Keene’s time as resident fullest potential to you unless artist at both the museum and in you go and experience some of the Union, with the Indigo Project what it has to offer. done by some KU students in the Art and Design Department and ✦ Shorten is a Stilwell senior in with works commissioned last fall business administration. in the museum’s Central Court

if all of Greenland were to melt, it would raise the sea level 23 feet. Sixty percent of the world’s population lives in coastal areas, and a dramatic rise in sea level would alter the lives of those living along thousands of miles of coastline. Another recent study, published in the March edition of Scientific American, showed that the ocean has absorbed about one-third of the carbon dioxide released in the last 150 years of industrialization. When the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide, it becomes more acidic, and this acidity seems to harm the living creatures of coral reefs.

Alarm bells are going off, but what can the government do? The problem is complex, and seems nearly impossible to stop. Obviously, we can’t halt the use of cars and factories. But we can reduce our emissions through government-issued regulations. The Pew Center on Global Climate Change stresses the importance of starting now to reduce emissions. The center suggests changing industry, manufacturing and transportation; putting more research into renewable energy; reducing energy use and preparing to deal with the inevitable consequences of a warmer climate. As written in its February 2006 Agenda for Climate Action, “Further delay will only make the challenge before us more daunting and costly.” ✦ Evanhoe is a Derby senior in chemistry.


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had been too intimidated to cious town home built for four tenants. come over. “I’d rather live with a girl. Landon Streed, Gardner senior, said his previous They’re just more fun and less smelly,” she roommate, a female, was ’d rather live with a said. Streed said, always with her boyfriend. girl. They’re just more “It’s just so much better He said her fun and less smelly.” living with a relationship Melissa Black guy because had strained Wichita senior you have so the living situmuch more in ation, and he common, like going out to the basically had lived alone. Streed’s major pet peeve was bars with boys, talking about sharing a bathroom with a fe- girls, poker nights and video male. He hated waiting while games.” Black said although her she got ready. He also didn’t like that he barely had space roommate hounds her to go out, at least he always buys the beer. to put his things. Black said she had plenty of room for her things in the spa- — Edited by Kathryn Anderson

Date Doctor to assist hopeless romantics
By DeJuan atway
Kansan staff writer

Was Valentine’s Day a complete disaster? Did it not go the way you and your significant other envisioned? Did it start with pessimism or finish in disappointment? Perhaps an appointment with David Coleman, The Dating Doctor, is in order. Coleman will give a lecture, titled “Making Relationships Matter,” at 7:30 p.m. at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Student Union Activities is sponsoring Coleman’s appearance, which is free to the public. “His programs are very interactive with the audience; he is very funny and doesn’t talk down to people like Dr. Phil,” said Jenny Kratz, social events

coordinator for SUA. “The movie ‘Hitch’ is loosely based about him.” Coleman obtained his bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from Bowling Green State University in 1983. He has written four books, on topics ranging from leadership qualities and facts freshmen should know to maintaining romantic relationships. In addition, Campus Activities Magazine has named Coleman the national speaker of the year six times. Carol Kennedy, director of health education and counseling at the Lafene Health Center at Kansas State University, said she and several other members of the Lafene staff had heard Coleman speak before. She said she recommended

that Coleman be added as a guest speaker at the University. “He offers sound advice and is very entertaining,” she said. “We thought it would be a great educational opportunity for KState students to hear his message about building relationships.” Although this will be Coleman’s first lecture at the University of Kansas, he has given numerous speeches at colleges and conferences around the country. He’s made regular appearances on radio stations ,and newspapers have written dozens of articles about his romantic philosophies. F For more information about upcoming Student Union Activies events, visit its Web site at www.suaevents. com.

1a Sheryle Gallant, associate professor of psychology, said living with the opposite sex worked if the personalities work well together. She said because it’s economically advantageous to have a roommate, students should exercise a degree of tolerance, assuming that they won’t be living together forever. The romantic relationships of mixed-sex roommates also can pose problems. Black’s roommate had a girlfriend who wasn’t fond of him living with another girl. She said that after the two broke up, he told Black that his girlfriend


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Doctors refuse to excute inmate
By Lisa Leff
the associated Press

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Brian Campbell, Wellington, Mo. third-year doctoral student, performs under the instruction of James Higdon, professor of organ, at the Bales Recital Hall Tuesday afternoon. Campbell has been playing the organ for 12 years and would like to someday teach at the university level.

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — The execution of a convicted killer was postponed early Tuesday after two anesthesiologists refused for ethical reasons to take part, renewing the long-running debate over what role doctors may play in the death chamber. Michael Morales, 46, was supposed to die by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. But the execution was put off until at least Tuesday night after the anesthesiologists objected that they might have to advise the executioner if the inmate woke up or appeared to suffer pain. “Any such intervention would clearly be medically unethical,” the doctors, whose identities were not released, said in a statement. “As a result, we have withdrawn from participation in this current process.” The doctors had been brought in by a federal judge after Morales’ attorneys argued that the three-part lethal injection process violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. The attorneys said a prisoner could feel excruciating pain from the last two chemicals if he were not fully sedated. U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel gave prison officials a choice last week: bring in doctors to ensure Morales was properly anesthetized, or skip the usual paralyzing and heart-stopping

Morales stood to become drugs and execute him with an the 14th murderer put to death overdose of a sedative. Prison officials planned to since California reinstated the press forward with the execu- capital punishment in 1977. He tion Tuesday night using the was condemned in 1983 for killing 17-year-old Terri Winchell, second option. The judge’s ruling renewed who was attacked with a haman ethical debate that has per- mer, stabbed and left to die halfsisted for many years about naked in a vineyard. Morales had plotted the killthe proper role of doctors in executions and the suitability ing with a gay cousin who was of the lethal injection method jealous of Winchell’s relationship with anused in California and 35 ny such interven- other man. The was senother states. tion would clearly be cousin to life in tenced The Ameriprison without can Medical medically unethical.” Association, Statement by unidentified doctors parole. The 24-hour the American death warrant Society of Anesthesiologists and the Cali- for Morales was set to expire at fornia Medical Association all 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. After that, opposed the anesthesiologists’ state officials would have to participation as unethical and go back to the trial judge who imposed the death sentence in unprofessional. The anesthesiologists ulti- 1983 for another warrant. However, the judge, Charles mately withdrew after the judge wrote that they might have to McGrath, joined Morales this demand that the executioner month in asking Gov. Arnold administer more sedatives Schwarzenegger for clemency. through a separate intravenous McGrath said he no longer beline to make sure the prisoner lieved a jailhouse informant whose testimony helped land is unconscious. The anesthesiologists would Morales on death row. Nevertheless, Nathan Bahave joined another doctor who is on duty at all California ex- rankin, a spokesman for Caliecutions to declare the prisoner fornia’s attorney general, said dead and ensure proper medical the judge was bound by law to sign a new death warrant, if one procedures are followed. The U.S. Supreme Court has was requested. When Morales was told of never directly addressed the constitutionality of lethal in- the delay, he was “nonchalant,” jection or whether it causes in- according to prison spokesman Vernell Crittendon. mates excessive pain.


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Top seed rank not crucial for March victories

Sluggish victory
’Hawks plod past Bears
day’s game against Texas, which could break a tie for first place in the conference. “We haven’t had a big game like this on the road,” freshman forward Julian Wright said. “We have played in hostile environments already, and I think that we have been through a lot.” The victory will bring even more hype to the contest that will be the scene of ESPN’s “College Gameday” on Saturday night. If Texas beats Kansas State tonight, the game Saturday will be for the top spot in the conference. The Jayhawks know that they will have to play a nearflawless game to beat Texas.

By ryan Colaianni
kansan senior sportswriter

matt wilson

I must confess: I didn’t see this coming. Kansas’ victory over Baylor Tuesday has cleared the way for a made-for-primetime match-up with Texas this weekend, assuming the Longhorns take care of business against the Kansas State Wildcats tonight. Who would have thought the two teams would be tied in the Big 12 standings at this point in the season after the Jayhawks’ sluggish start? Actually, quite a few people did. I caught some heat after a previous column in which I said nobody would challenge the Longhorns for the league title. I’m sure a lot of you reading this today claim you knew it would happen all along, too. (Yeah, right.) It seemed to me that Texas was in a class by itself, but Kansas has come together and closed the gap in the past month. The Jayhawks have won 10 games in a row, their longest streak since last year’s 14-game streak to start the season. They now have the potential to beat any team in the country on any given day, in stark contrast to the beginning of the season when they had potential to be beaten by anyone. Will Kansas win in Austin Saturday? It would be peachy if they did, but it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if they didn’t. The victor will most likely earn the No. 1 seed in the Big 12 Tournament, but that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Only four of the nine previous conference tournaments were won by the top seed. Plus, judging by the way the season has played out so far, the two teams will probably meet in the championship game anyway, thus rendering the top spot insignificant. On top of that, winning the conference tournament isn’t very important. Of the past 10 national champions, only four teams out of nine won its conference tournament (there was no Pac-10 Tournament in 1997 when Arizona won the NCAA title). In 2002 and 2003, Kansas reached the Final Four without winning the league tournament. A loss in late February to an excellent Texas team wouldn’t be all bad. It might just refocus Kansas in time for a deep run in March, maybe into April if all goes well. If that happens, the Jayhawks may see the Longhorns yet again in Indianapolis at the Final Four. If you had to choose, which game would you rather see Kansas win? F Wilson is a Windsor, Mo., senior in journalism.

Bring on Texas. Despite playing down to the ability of the Baylor Bears, the Kansas Jayhawks were able to pull out a 76–61 victory Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. The victory set up Satur-

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Hawkins sits after incident at McDonald’s drive-through
By Daniel BerK
kansan senior sportswriter

At least it wasn’t senior night tonight. One game before Jeff Hawkins was supposed to play his last game in Allen Fieldhouse, the senior guard was on the bench in a suit serving a suspension. Hawkins was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and driving without insurance after he struck another vehicle attempting Hawkins to cut in line at a local McDonald’s drivethrough, according to a police report. Kansas coach Bill Self said,

after Tuesday night’s 76-61 game, that he expected Hawkins to return to the lineup Saturday against Texas. “I’m not necessarily upset with Jeff because he got in a fender bender in a parking lot. I’m upset with Jeff because he didn’t handle it a very mature manner,” Self said. “I think he could have handled it better and not worried so much about getting his food.” The accident occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday at 1309 W. Sixth St., in the McDonald’s drivethrough lane. The Lawrence woman whose vehicle was struck by Hawkins’ 2000 Buick told police she was attempting to pull up to the drive-through speaker when Hawkins pulled in front of her, striking the passenger side of her 2002 Kia. The woman told police that when she got out of her vehicle

to confront Hawkins, he told her that the accident was her fault. Hawkins got his food and attempted to leave the parking lot, but was stopped by an officer, according to the report. Hawkins told the officer that he “was unaware” he had struck the woman’s vehicle. Lawrence Police Department spokesman Kim Murphree said the officer who stopped Hawkins had no reason to suspect he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Self said he found about the incident on Sunday, but didn’t want to talk about it until he decided what he was going to do with Hawkins for the Baylor game. He said he told Hawkins Tuesday morning that he would not play in the game.

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Freshman forward Julian Wright scores a basket against Baylor on Tuesday night. Wright scored 20 points in 22 minutes of playing time. The Jayhawks defeated the Bears, 76-61.

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’Hawks have high hopes
Kansas Jayhawks (15-9, 4-9 Big 12 Conference)
Last time out The Jayhawks got their first road victory of the season by beating Iowa State 57-56 in overtime. The game started slowly, with each team shooting less than 20 percent from the field, but picked up toward the end. The lead was exchanged through the final minutes and into overtime. After the game, coach Bonnie Henrickson announced that the team was no longer kicked out of the locker room — a punishment she had levied against them earlier in the season. Player to watch Junior guard Sharita Smith has played brilliant defense in her last two outings. She shut down Nebraska’s Kiera Hardy a week ago and Iowa State’s Lyndsey Medders on Saturday. It will be important for Smith to function as part of the offensive unit tonight. Opposing defenders often back off when she has the ball, daring her to shoot. Season in review With three games to play, Kansas is sitting on a 4-9 record in Big 12 Conference play. While this eliminates the Jayhawks from the NCAA tournament, the postseason is still very much an option. Kansas is being looked at by the WNIT BeatingTexasTech in front of . a hostile road crowd would go a long way toward securing Kansas’ selection. Key to victory When Smith enters the game, freshman guard Ivana Catic heads to the bench, leaving the team without a true point guard. Senior guard Erica Hallman fills in at the position, but the Jayhawks run a play where Smith brings the ball down and makes a series of passes designed to get an open shot for Hallman or senior guard Kaylee Brown. If Texas Tech can’t adjust to the strategy, look for Hallman to have a big night.
– Michael Phillips

Texas Tech Red Raiders (12-12, 7-6 Big 12 Conference)
Last time out Texas Tech dropped to .500 on the season after its loss 73-60 at Baylor on Sunday. The Red Raiders tied the game at 52 with 11 minutes remaining, but a 12-4 run by the Bears put the game out of reach. Tech’s LaToya Davis led the team with 23 points and 10 rebounds. The Red Raider’s senior forward/center is third in the Big 12 Conference in scoring, averaging 18 points a game. Player to watch Forwards not named Davis. Davis will receive the majority of Kansas’ defensive attention and will force Texas Tech’s other post players to step up. Season in review Texas Tech has been one of the league’s most disappointing teams. The team will need to win the Big 12 Conference Tournament to continue its streak of 16 straight NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament appearances. The Red Raiders have lost two straight coming into tonight’s game. Key to victory Kansas and Texas Tech are both battling for a spot in the Woman’s National Invitational Tournament. The marquee match up of the night will feature Davis against Kansas’ Crystal Kemp in the paint. If either player gets in foul trouble early, the attention will shift to the bench. They key to stopping Kansas will be guarding the three, as Texas Tech leads the conference in three-point basket percentage.
– Ryan Schneider

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Team wins in final minute
By Case Keefer
kansan sportswriter

Brandon Maples had the Dank Nuggets in control of Monday night’s intramural basketball game. The Overland Park junior scored 20 points in the game, and his team found itself ahead of the Big N Tastys 55-51 with 3:25 left. That was until Jonathan Cool-

ey, Overland Park senior, had anything to say about it. Cooley made two three-point shots in the final 30 seconds, leading the Big N Tastys to a 6159 victory. Both times, the ball didn’t even touch the rim. Cooley hit the second of his three-pointers from nearly half court. “I was just feeling good and in transition where I knew I could hit it,” Cooley said. The Dank Nuggets initially appeared to be the superior team

on the court because of Maples’ play. Maples orchestrated the Dank Nuggets’ attack. He played hard defense and made remarkable passes to help his team’s point total. “I try to be a leader on the floor and be vocal, but the whole team is what makes the plays,” Maples said. The Big N Tastys relied on team chemistry to carry them to victory.

Cooley said the Big N Tastys have made it a habit to play together at least twice a week, outside of their official games. Cooley proved that this method paid off. He scored 22 points in the victory. The Big N Tastys’ camaraderie was evident. Cooley, Scott Self, Topeka senior and Ben Lancaster, Lawrence senior, ran an effective offense and communicated well.


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Eric Williams (13), Wichita junior, drives past Ben Lancaster (21), Lawrence senior, toward the bakset during the intramural game between the Dank Nuggets and Big N Tastys. It was an eight-point victory for the Big N Tastys, 59-51.

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WEDNESDAY F omen’s Basketball at Texas Tech, 7 p.m., W Lubbock, Texas F Swimming and Diving at Big 12 Championships. All day, Columbia, Mo. THURSDAY F wimming and Diving S Championships. All day, Columbia, Mo. at Big 12

three weeks on the West Coast and posted a 7-4 record in games in California and Hawaii. Price said those highly-ranked opponents didn’t come to Lawrence, citing weather and the lack of an airport as reasons. That has added to the difficulty of the Jayhawks early-season slate. “The home team wins 66 percent of its games,” Price said, acknowledging how tough it was to go on the road to face nationally-ranked, warm-weather opponents. Of the 21 non-conference games coach Ritch Price scheduled to come prior to the Big 12 portion of the season, only four will be played at Hoglund Ballpark. Those don’t even begin for another week and a half. Beside the cold temperatures last weekend, Lawrence’s weather has been impeccable for baseball. In fact, the team has not spent a single day inside since practice started in January. Coach Ritch Price said that

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The Kansas football team received a commitment from local product Christian Ballard for the 2007 season. Ballard played defensive end last year at Free State High School in Lawrence. He made a non-binding oral commitment to Kansas before his final high school football season. He is a junior this year at Free State. Ballard is expected to be one of the topranked seniors in the state of Kansas next year.
— Drew Davison

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Road warriors craving home
By AlissA BAuer

Football recruits Free State player
Kansan staff writer

Player to watch: Danielle Herrmann. At the team’s last meet at Iowa State, the freshman finished second in the 100 IM and won the 150 breast to lead the team to a 183-114 victory. Herrmann FRIDAY F oftball vs. Fresno State, Palm Springs S Classic, Noon, Palm Springs, Calif. F aseball vs. Belmont, Music City ChalB lenge, 2 p.m., Nashville, Tenn. F oftball vs. Cal State Fullerton, Palm S Springs Classic, 5 p.m., Palm Springs, Calif. F wimming and Diving at Big 12 ChampionS ships, All day, Columbia, Mo. F rack and Field at Big 12 Indoor ChampionT ships, All day, Lincoln, Neb. SATURDAY F aseball vs. Lipscomb University, Music B City Challenge, 2 p.m., Nashville, Tenn. F oftball vs. UCLA, Palm Springs Classic, 3 S p.m., Palm Springs, Calif. F oftball vs. UC Santa Barbara, Palm Springs S Classic, 10:30 p.m., Palm Springs, Calif. F rack and Field at Big 12 Indoor ChampionT ships, All day, Lincoln, Neb. F en’s Basketball at Texas, 8 p.m., Austin, M Texas F wimming and Diving at Big 12 ChampionS ships, All day, Columbia, Mo. F ennis at Arkansas, 1 p.m., Fayetteville, T Ark. F omen’s Basketball vs. Missouri, 11 a.m., W Allen Fieldhouse. SATURDAY F oftball vs. Pacific, Palm Springs Classic, 1 S p.m., Palm Springs, Calif. FTennis at Tulsa, Noon, Tulsa, Okla. F Baseball vs. Vanderbilt, Music City Challenge, Noon, Nashville, Tenn.

When Kansas gets home from Nashville, Tenn., this weekend, the team will have traveled more than 14,000 miles in non-conference road trips. It’s time for a home game. “We’re all pretty excited to come home, sleep in our own beds,” senior shortstop Ritchie Price said. “Plus I think it makes it hard for some of our guys during the week.” Price, one of three team captains, said he hated flying and was more than happy about this weekend’s short flight and the home series that will come next weekend. Although this is the third consecutive season Kansas has spent the cold-weather days of the preseason in sunny states, this year has been different because of the little time the Jayhawks have spent at home. The Jayhawks spent the past

being outside for the length of the preseason was incredibly rare in Kansas, and he remembered last year when his club didn’t practice outside for more than a handful of days. In the 2005 campaign, Kansas played 28 pre-conference games, 15 of which were at home. This year’s road trips, however, had a huge hand in the Jayhawks’ RPI ranking jumping to 26th after their season-opening trips. That success could play a big role in gaining an NCAA Tournament bid at the end of the season. Of the 10 teams that Kansas faces this preseason, four are nationally ranked. In the meantime, Kansas will continue moonlighting as a warm-weather team, working in atypical 50- and 60-degree temperatures before the home opener against Western Illinois next weekend. —Edited by Matt Wilson

Jayhawks place in middle of pack at golf tournament
The Kansas women’s golf team finished seventh out of 14 teamsTuesday in the Central District Invitational at River Wilderness Golf Club in Parrish, Fla. The Jayhawks were consistent throughout the tournament.They shot a 307 in the first round, a 309 in the second round and a 306 in the final round. The Jayhawks were fourth out of six Big 12 Conference teams at the event. Kansas finished ahead of Kansas State, who finished 13th, and last-place TexasTech. Baylor won the tournament, while Nebraska came in fourth and Missouri placed fifth.
— Stephen Bergman

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Austrians change tune about inquiry
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Team switches focus of anger from investigators to coach
TURIN, Italy — Faced with mounting evidence that a disgraced ski coach may have brought a major doping scandal upon them, Austrian officials softened their indignation over surprise raids on athletes’ quarters Tuesday — and showed signs of accepting that something could be wrong. More clouds gathered as the day wore on: Two athletes confessed to a team official that they “may have used illegal methods” at the Turin Games. It was revealed that evidence seized in a surprise sweep over the weekend included about 100 syringes, unlabeled drugs and a blood transfusion machine. And when investigators went to the living quarters of banned Austrian ski coach Walter Mayer — whose presence at the Olympics triggered an unprecedented investigation — even more syringes were found. An Italian prosecutor found the additional evidence Monday night when he inspected the private home that Mayer had rented for the Olympics in the mountain hamlet of Pragelato, said Mario Pescante, IOC member and government supervisor for the games. On Tuesday morning, Austrian ski federation president Peter Schroecksnadel was incensed by the scrutiny from the World Anti-Doping Agency, the International Olympic Committee and the Carbinieri paramilitary police, saying the investigation was “no longer about sport, it’s just about rumors.” By evening, Schroecksnadel offered that it was “a mistake” to ever have allowed Mayer at the Turin Games. He also said two athletes who bolted the games after the raids had confessed to a team official that they “may have used illegal methods.” Wolfgang Perner and Wolfgang Rottmann, since kicked off the team for leaving the games early, made the statement to the team’s sports director, Markus Gandler, Schroecksnadel said at a press conference in the Alpine village of Sestriere. Schroecksnadel would not elaborate on the athletes’ comments, but said the federation was setting up a commission to investigate. In a series of raids conducted late Saturday on team housing in Pragelato and nearby San Sicario, police seized about 100 syringes, unlabeled medicine bottles, boxes of prescription drugs and a blood-transfusion machine, a person with direct knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The source asked not to be identified because the investigation was ongoing. Blood doping transfusions can be used to oxygenate the blood before competition, which increases endurance. The source said, however, that no blood was found along with the device. Prescription drugs seized in the raid carried warning labels saying they contained banned substances, but the source said at least some members of the team had prescriptions for those. The seized materials were still being analyzed by Italian authorities, but no test results were announced as of Tuesday. Six skiers and four biathletes were also taken for drug screens by the IOC as a part of the raid, and the IOC had not yet announced results of those tests. Five-time Olympian Ludwig Gredler, a member of Austria’s biathlon team, said the team has no choice but submit to the searches. “These are the laws of Italy and we have to follow them,” he said. “Team Austria is a small group and we live in close proximity to each other but naturally I can’t know what happens in other rooms. I know I’m clean and have taken nothing, but I can’t speak for my teammates.” Mayer, banned from the Olympics for links to blood doping in 2002 in Salt Lake City, fled the Turin area and headed for Austria sometime after the Saturday raids. He resurfaced the next night, when he crashed his car into a police blockade just 15 miles inside his native country’s border with Italy, some 250 miles from Turin. Schroecksnadel said police

1B In the first half, the Big N Tastys’ offense relied heavily on feeding Frank Masterson, Shawnee senior. Masterson received several passes in the paint, enabling him to go up strong to the basket and force opposing fouls. He shot 4-for-7 from the free-throw line, and scored 14 points. “Our first game was a lot like this and we lost by a point,” Cooley said. “So it was nice to win this one.” — Edited by Kathryn Anderson


Bank of America Corp. sponsors speedways
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bank of America Corp. said Tuesday that it has reached a five-year agreement with International Speedway Corp. to sponsor four race tracks, including California Speedway near Los Angeles. It’s the latest of several recent high-profile deals involving NASCAR and the nation’s second-largest bank. “Joining the ISC family enables us to expand the ways in which we can reach a significant base of racing fans among our customers, and is further proof of our commitment to the sport as a central part of our marketing strategy,” said Rick Parsons, executive vice president for brand marketing at Bank of America. Financial terms of the latest sponsorship deal, which also includes tracks in Kansas City, Mo.; Avondale, Ariz.; and Watkins Glen, N.Y., were not disclosed. “We look forward to working with Bank of America to develop at-track marketing programs to effectively complement their overall motorsports platform,” said ISC President Lesa France Kennedy. In return for its financial support, Bank of America wins the right to place advertisements and ATMs at each of the four tracks as well as entertainment space and other promotional rights. — The Associated Press


Peter Schroeksnadel, the President of the Austrian Ski Federation, left, and Markus Gandler, chief of the Austrian Cross Country skiing team, pause during a press conference at the Austria House in Sestriere, Italy, Tuesday. Austrian officials held a press conference Tuesday after Italian investigators paid a return visit to the Austrian ski team targeted in anti-doping raids at the Winter Olympics, prompting the head of the nation’s ski federation to angrily call for authorities to produce evidence to justify the continuing scrutiny. took him to a psychiatric facility, where he was staying because it was feared he might commit suicide. Mayer appeared Tuesday in an Austrian court, where he pleaded guilty to charges of civil disorder, assault and damage to property. The investigation was touched off when World Anti-Doping Agency officers learned that Mayer was with the Austrian team at the Olympics. WADA told the IOC of Mayer’s presence, which in turn tipped off Italian police. Though Mayer had been in Italy coaching the team in a private capacity, IOC medical commission chief Arne Ljungqvist said his presence — while not breaking any rules — had violated the “spirit” of his Olympic ban. Mayer was banned from the Turin Games and the 2010 Games in Vancouver after blood transfusion materials were found at the Salt Lake City Games. The Austrians claimed it was used for ultraviolet radiation treatment of blood to treat and prevent colds and flu. Saturday’s raids, the first ever by police on athletes at the Olympics, came against the backdrop of the most stringent drug controls in Winter Games history. Only one athlete, Russian biathlon star Olga Pyleva, has been thrown out of the games for doping so far. Since Saturday’s raids, the shaken Austrian team has rallied to win six medals — four of them gold.

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Key plays:
F ophomoreguardRussellRobS insonandfreshmanguardMario Chalmersconvertedthree-point shotsonback-to-backpossessions, givingKansasthelead,8-6.The Jayhawksdidn’ttrailtherestofthe game. F In thesecondhalf,Robinsondrove downthelaneandwentupfor alay-up,thenchangeddirection inmid-airandscoopedtheball underhandtofreshmanforward JulianWrightforthedunk. F Baylor hada10-0runneartheend ofthefirsthalfthathelpedcutthe Kansasleadtoeightathalftime. F Wright displayedfullextension  ofhisarmsoffahighfeedfrom Chalmers,andthrewitdownto completethealley-oopdunkearly inthesecondhalf. F Sophomore centerCJGileshita two-pointjumperfromthefoul line,whichputKansasup19in thesecondhalf.Gileslaterhita hookshot,showingoffhisoutside game.
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Senior guard Jeff Hawkins sits on the bench Tuesday night at the Jayhawks game against Baylor in Allen Fieldhouse. Hawkins did not dress for Tuesday night’s game because he was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and driving without car insurance on Sunday morning.

- Ryan Colaianni

While camping Sunday night in Allen Fieldhouse for the men’s basketball game against Baylor, Katie Marten, Wichita sophomore, had an unexpected visitor. As Baylor finished practing late Sunday night, assistant coach Matthew Driscoll spotted the list of campers hanging on a door and began look at the variety of group names. One name in particular caught his attention — “Baylor still sucks.” When he shouted out the name to find its camper, Marten got nervous. “At first he scared me,” Marten said. “His voice was very loud.” Driscoll called the name out several times, but got no response from campers. Because she was reluctant to admit that it was her group’s name. Marten quickly pulled down the sign with her group’s name and covered it up. Driscoll yelled the name again and there was still silence. “He said ‘If you’re man enough to make the name, be man enough to admit it,’” Marten said. Finally, after a few yells of her group’s name, Marten timidly raised her hand and immediately drew Driscoll’s attention. Marten said she immediately blurted out that she didn’t hate Baylor and didn’t come up with her group’s name. Driscoll just smiled. “He was so nice,” Marten said. “He was just laughing and smiling the whole time.” After the quick meeting, Driscoll disappeared back onto the court with his team, which was practicing at the time. He reemerged, but this time clutching a sweaty, black oversized Baylor T-shirt. Marten said he threw her the T-shirt, obviously fresh off the back of a Baylor player and jokingly told her to wear it to the game. Driscoll brought other Baylor coaches out and spent time looking at the list of camping groups hanging on a door at the north end of the fieldhouse. “They were laughing at all the group names,” Dustin Grorud, Milbank, S.D., freshman, said. “They really laughed at the one with the Micah Downs’ name.” Grorud, who was camping with his group, “Riptide Rush,” said it was unusual to see opposing coaches visiting with campers. He said Driscoll had even joked with campers, saying they should come to Baylor, where they could walk up at tip-off and get good seats. — Edited by Lindsey St. Clair

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1B “We have got to focus a lot more this week to get those little things out of the way. Just rebound, just do the little things because we are going to have to do every single thing just to get a good win against Texas,” Giles said. Kansas is 5-1 on the road this season, but the game will certainly have a postseason feel. “This will be out young guys’ first time playing in this kind of atmosphere,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “They need to go down there with poise and have the mindset that we have a job to do.” Kansas nearly overlooked Baylor last night, and Self attributed the sluggish play to playing them between Missouri and Texas. “I think we did a pretty good job,” freshman guard Brandon Rush said. “It was kind of shaky though. The offense wasn’t flowing right.” The Jayhawks got great production from their front court, especially from Wright, who scored a career-high 20 points in just 22 minutes. “The big thing for us was to just run the floor and try to get easy baskets,” Wright said. “I credit Russell because he was really aggressive today trying to get to the basket.” Robinson finished with nine assists after finding Wright on many possessions. Wright came up with acrobatic plays all night. Whether it was a tip-in off a Kansas miss or a sky-

high dunk off a feed from fellow freshman Mario Chalmers, Wright made it look easy, missing just one shot. Sophomore center CJ Giles was active during his 17 minutes and dropped in 10 points. It was his first game in double figures since a January match up with Kentucky. Neither team was able to get into any offensive rhythm. Every time Kansas built a lead of 20 or more, Baylor would respond and cut it. The crowd had little impact on the game. “This is the worst outing that we’ve had from an energy stand-point in quite some time,” Self said. Kansas broke the game open in the middle of the first half, building an 18-point lead, but Baylor was able to get back into the game off Jayhawk turnovers and a 10-0 Bears run that cut the lead to eight at halftime. Baylor tried to slow down the pace of the game by running a motion offense and was successful in limiting Kansas possessions. With the conference title possibly on the line Saturday, Baylor coach Scott Drew had a clear answer as to whether he thought Kansas was the best team in the conference. “Most definitely,” Drew said. For the Jayhawks and Longhorns, time will tell. — Edited by Matt Wilson

Sophomore forward Darnell Jackson shoots over Baylor defenders Curtis Jerrells, left, and Kevin Rogers, right, Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. Jackson scored 11 points and had five rebounds in 20 minutes of playing time. The Jayhawks defeated the Bears 76-61.

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Freshman guard Brandon Rush protrects the ball from Baylor defender Kevin Rogers during the first half of Tuesday night’s game in Allen Fieldhouse. Rush had 11 points, three assists, five rebounds and two blocks in Kansas’ 76-61 victory against Baylor.

1B “When I found out, I didn’t have any details,” Self said. “I had not had any contact with the police department because of missed phone calls. I still haven’t seen a report. Jeff told me there was incident, obviously. He didn’t have a choice to admit what he did was wrong, it was pretty evident he did it.” This is not the first time Hawkins has been in the middle of a off-the-court incident. Hawkins reached a diversion agreement with the Lawrence city prosecutor’s office in October 2005 after he was charged with using a stolen University parking pass. Self said he did not expect this incident to affect Hawkins’ diversion. Sophomore guard Jeremy Case saw more minutes Tuesday night because of Hawkins’ absence. Case played 15 minutes in the game. After the game he said he was aware he would play more minutes when he found out about Hawkins’ incident. “It hurts the team because we need him out there,” Case said. “I feel sorry for him. I hate that he has to

go through this his senior year. After coach told me, I knew I had to get ready to play some more.” Hawkins has averaged 20.2 minutes per game, scored 4.8 points per game and dished out 2.5 assists per game this season. He scored a season-high 19 points against Yale in January, and scored 17 points against Nebraska at home. Hawkins started the first 11 games of the season, but had been coming off the bench since the Yale game. Self did stress, when talking to the media, that he expected this to be a one-game suspension, and said Hawkins would still contribute down the stretch. “I would imagine he would play,” Self said. “I’ll put some stipulations on it. I don’t need to see the report. All I know is he embarrassed himself and the program.” Hawkins did not talk to the press after the game. F Staff writer Mike Mostaffa contributed information to this article. — Edited by Kathryn Anderson

Freshman guard Mario Chalmers drives past Baylor’s Curtis Jerrells Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse. Chalmers had eight pointsm, four assists and five rebounds in the Jayhawks’ 76-61 victory against the Bears.




Rivals bitter about handshake


Silver medalist United States Shani Davis, from Chicago, Ill., left, gold medalist Italy’s Enrico Fabris, center, and bronze medalist United States Chad Hedrick, from Salt Lake City, Ut., wave to spectators during a flower ceremony of the Winter Olympics men’s 1,500 meter speedskating competition at the Oval Lingotto in Turin, Italy, Tuesday.

TURIN, Italy — Shani Davis got the best of Chad Hedrick, though it wasn’t good enough for gold. Then they both took the Olympics’ hottest rivalry to a whole new level. These guys really don’t like each other. That much they could shake on. While Italy’s Enrico Fabris was becoming an Olympic hero in his home country, upsetting the Davis-Hedrick showdown with a victory Tuesday in the 1,500 meters, the most compelling storyline was the two American favorites who settled for silver and bronze. Davis, the runner-up, and Hedrick, a disappointing third, were forced to spend an uncomfortable half-hour in a brightly lit room that might as well have been the scene of an interrogation. Finally, the truth came out. Davis was still mad that Hedrick didn’t shake his hand after Davis’ victory Saturday in the 1,000. This time, Hedrick did shake hands and offer his congratulations, but that clearly was too late to soothe Davis’ feelings. “I’ll be honest with you,” said Davis, the first black athlete

ever to win an individual gold medal in the Winter Olympics. “Sure, Chad and I are fighting for the same thing. But it would have been kind of nice after I won the 1,000 if he would have been a good teammate and shook my hand.” With that, Davis jumped out of his seat and stormed from the room, mumbling on his way through the door, “Shakes my hand when I lose. Typical Chad.” A response, Chad? Now sitting alone at the podium, Hedrick didn’t back down. He flipped on his microphone and said he was upset that Davis wouldn’t take part in the team pursuit last week because he wanted to focus on his individual races. A Hedrick-led trio was upset by the Italians in the quarterfinals, doomed by a slower skater who probably wouldn’t have been on the ice if Davis had been available. “We’re all part of Team USA,” Hedrick said. “We had a great opportunity to win the team pursuit. I felt betrayed in a way. Not only did he not participate, he wouldn’t even discuss it with me as a leader of the team. I thought we passed up a medal.” Hedrick said he wasn’t mad because the loss cost him a chance to win five gold medals.


Bittersweet opening round for arials

SAUZE D’OULX, Italy — Two inspiring comeback stories reached their crossroads on a foggy night in the Italian Alps. American Emily Cook’s came to a bittersweet end. Aussie Jacqui Cooper’s resulted in an improbable world record. Cook capped her four-year comeback from devastating foot injuries with a less-than-memorable landing on the Olympic aerials course Tuesday, one that eliminated her from the finals and from contention for the medal that would have made her tale that much sweeter. She smiled when it was over — probably to hold back the tears. “I will not, in any way, let a little tumble ruin this experi-

ence,” she insisted. “No way.” And Cooper? At 33, she now looks like a possible Olympic champion instead of someone simply happy to be here. She was among the world’s best for much of the end of last decade and the start of this, but has no Olympic medal to show for it. “I waited eight years for this moment,” Cooper said. “Every day, I’ve dreamed about it, thought about it.” During qualifying eight years ago in the Nagano Games, she crashed and endured leg and head injuries. And in training four years ago at the Salt Lake City Games, she tore up her knee. Barring something drastic, she’ll be in the finals this time after a qualifying score of 213.36, a mark that bettered the old re-

cord, set three years ago by Aussie teammate Alisa Camplin, by more than 6 points. Cooper won qualifying by nearly 10 points over Guo Xinxin of China by nailing a triple backflip with three full twists for the first time in four years. It was the toughest trick of the night, performed by herself and Guo. “That was probably a great moment for me,” Cooper said. “That was a massive confidence booster.” While Cooper will get an encore Wednesday night, Cook will only get to sit in the stands and watch. Both she and teammate Jana Lindsey failed to qualify, continuing a disappointing week for the U.S. freestyle team. Of six U.S. aerialists, both men and women, only Jeret “Speedy” Peterson advanced to the finals.

All six came to Italy ranked in the top 15 in the world. “Definitely, the best in the world miss sometimes,” Lindsey said. “You’re always trying to go for it and go big and give it all you’ve got. Sometimes you pull through and sometimes it isn’t your day.” Cook was determined to make this her day regardless of the result. Still, there was no masking the disappointment after her first landing went awry. Leaning forward when her skis hit, her legs flailed out, causing her to nearly do the splits. She tumbled forward, her body somersaulting through the powder. Stopped at the bottom, she cradled her head — a rare moment when the 26-year-old may have dared feel sorry for herself.


Emily Cook of the USA crashes in the qualifying session Women’s Aerials at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Sauze d’Oulx, Italy, Tuesday. Cook did not qualify, the finals are scheduled for today.


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Cohen first after day one
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Sasha Cohen of the United States performs her Women’s Short Program in Turin, Italy during the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games on Tuesday. Cohen was in first place after the short program by a narrow margin.

TURIN, Italy — Sassy, saucy and supremely confident, Sasha Cohen is no longer in anyone else’s shadow. At the biggest event of all, no less: women’s figure skating at the Olympics. Going last in Tuesday night’s short program, after overwhelming favorite Irina Slutskaya had dazzled and Japanese heavyweights Shizuka Arakawa and Fumie Suguri had impressed, Cohen shone brighter than them all. So luminous was her work in the rink that she put the United States in position for its third straight gold medal. “I think about it every day, of course. A couple of times a day,” Cohen said, smiling almost shyly. “Like, ‘Oh, that would be so nice to take one of those home.’” Michelle who? Cohen scored 66.73 points, edging Slutskaya by a mere .03 points. Arakawa, the 2004 world champion, had 66.02 points. The razor-thin margin means Cohen will need to be at her very best again in Thursday night’s free skate if she wants to stand at the top of the podium. Suguri was fourth and fellow American Kimmie Meissner was fifth, one of only two skaters to complete a triple-triple combination. Emily Hughes, added to the U.S. team nine days ago after

Michelle Kwan withdrew with a groin injury, made an impressive debut in her first major international event. Hughes — yes, sister of THAT Hughes — finished seventh with the 2002 Olympic champion cheering her on. “It’s going to be like starting over. Like the short didn’t really count. Back to square one,” Cohen said. “It’s kind of like the old system. Anybody in the top three can win.” Cohen is one of the most beautiful skaters ever to hit the ice, with the grace and elegance of a ballerina and the athleticism to pull off tough tricks. But she’s never even been the headliner in her own country, relegated to being the supporting player to Kwan’s star. Even with Kwan out of the Olympics, Cohen got little attention. All the talk centered on Slutskaya, the two-time world champion who triumphed over heart disease, and the Japanese. Even Hughes got more ink. Part of it is Cohen’s resume. She’s had plenty of opportunities to win, but always fell short. She was runner-up to Kwan four times at the U.S. championships, and was the silver medalist at the last two world championships. In Salt Lake City, she was third after the short program but dropped to fourth with a sloppy free skate. “Salt Lake was very different for me,” she said. “I was a different person, a different athlete.”


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By Ira Podell
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TURIN, Italy — After managing only two goals in two consecutive losses, the U.S. men’s hockey team broke out with three power-play tallies, yet still fell to Russia 5-4 Tuesday night in an Olympic game that mattered only in the confidence department. The Americans, the fourthplace team in Group B, were already locked into a quarterfinal matchup Wednesday with Group A-winning Finland. As the No. 2 team in Group B, the Russians will face Canada in the quarterfinals. After scoring only nine goals in four games, the United States

found its offense just as coach Peter Laviolette said his team would. This time, though, the Americans lacked the defense and goaltending they needed. Brian Rolston, Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez all scored man-advantage goals but the United States allowed as many goals to Russia as it did in the three previous games of the tournament. With the Americans scheduled to play again Wednesday in the medal round, goalie Rick DiPietro got the night off; Robert Esche started in his place. After struggling to get to loose pucks and put them in the net throughout the preliminary round, the U.S. finally converted some scoring opportunities, get-

ting a rebound goal from Gionta and a tipped one from Gomez. Gomez deflected in a shot 5 minutes into the third period to tie it at 3, but Alexander Ovechkin’s goal 4:55 later put Russia on top again. Erik Cole swung behind the net and stuffed a shot past Russia’s backup goalie Maxim Sokolov at 10:38 to tie it at 4, But it took just another 1:14 for Russia to take the lead again — this time for good — as Alex Kovalev ripped a shot past Robert Esche inside the left post. Early on, it looked as if the U.S. would struggle in all facets of the game. The Americans brought in a woeful power play that had connected just four times in 22 opportunities.

At the end of the United States’ first power play, Chris Drury attempted a pass along the blue line but had it intercepted by Alexander Korolyuk, who streaked down the ice alone and scored at 9:27 of the first. Given another chance less than a minute later, Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Evgeni Malkin finished a short-handed 2on-1 with Darius Kasparaitis by scoring past Esche. Esche finished with 16 saves in what was likely his only appearance in these games. Russia had top goalie Evgeni Nabokov in goal for the first period, but pulled him in favor of its third-stringer Maxim Sokolov, who made 23 saves over the final 40 minutes.



Woods departs from tournament early
CARLSBAD, Calif. — Tiger Woods had a short stay at Riviera, withdrawing after two rounds because of the flu. This week might be even

shorter. No other tournament is more unpredictable than the Match Play Championship, which starts Wednesday with 64 players and will be whittled in half after one day with no regard to ranking.
— The Associated Press


Two bars, One Great Mardi Gras
Two local bars are hosting knock out Mardi Gras celebrations next Tuesday, February 28. The Granada on Massachusetts Street is the place to be for live music, and Abe & Jakes Landing located next to Spring Hill Suites on 6th and New Hampshire will have beads flying from the balconies all night long. If you choose to indulge yourself at The Granada, you’ll be enjoying two great bands. The show will begin at 9pm and is open to people of all ages. Lawrence’s own Local Wobbly H will kick off the night and BadFish will follow them. BadFish is a Sublime tribute band that is new to the Lawrence music scene. If you love Sublime music, you have to see BadFish! They will be performing two and a half hours of Sublime Music for the Fat Tuesday Party. BadFish has enjoyed much success in the last few months. Mike Logan, the owner of The Granada, thinks BadFish is a perfect band for the Fat Tuesday celebration this year, “BadFish plays across the country to sold out crowds and usually commands a $12 to $15 ticket price, but we are offering it for only five dollars,” said Logan. For those who are looking for a wild dance party on Fat Tuesday, Abe & Jake’s Landing will be hosting its fifth annual Mardi Gras bash. DJ Scottie Mac and DJ Nick Reddell will be providing the beats in the main room, and Abe & Jake’s will host karaoke in the Pub. Representatives from Southern Comfort and Coors Light will also be at Abe & Jake’s giving out Mardi Gras beads and merchandise. In the past, Abe & Jake’s has attracted a huge, wild crowd. This Mardi Gras party promises to be one of the biggest and craziest events in town. Abe & Jake’s will open at 8pm, and the cover charge is five dollars. As always, you must be 18 years old to enter Abe & Jake’s and 21 years old to drink. With these two bars hosting Mardi Gras celebrations, there is no excuse to stay home next Tuesday. You could enjoy live music at The Granada and add a touch of Lawrence to this New Orleans holiday, or party at Abe & Jake’s which will make you feel like your on the balconies above Bourbon Street. Visit
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Drink Specials
The Granada
$2 SoCo Hurricanes $2 SoCo-Lime Shots $2 Coors Light Bottles $5 Cover (All Ages)

Abe & Jake’s
$2 SoCo Hurricanes $2 SoCo-Lime Shots $2 Coors Light Bottles $5 Cover 18 to enter 21 to drink