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This week in Jayplay: Pro-anorexia Web sites
promote eating disorders as a lifestyle choice.
Do they help or worsen the problem? Also,
read abut a night in the life of an Allstars girl.
Kansas Relays begin today
The 79th annual Kansas Relays start today at 11
a.m. The events will feature GOLDZONE II, head-
lined by 12 Olympians. The Relays run through
Saturday. PAGE 1C
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thursday, april 20, 2006
The sTudenT vOice since 1904
index weather
friday saturday
By Fred A. dAvis iii
Kansan staff writer
The University of Kansas will
have about $3.3 million more to
spend on campus maintenance
starting in July 2007.
That money is a part of the tu-
ition interest legislation that was
signed into law on Monday by
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. The law
takes effect July 1, 2007.
Under the new law, interest
earned from tuition payments at
the six Board of Regents univer-
sities will go back to the respec-
tive university, as opposed to its
previous destination as part of a
general state fund and not nec-
essarily for the universities.
The law stipulates that the
money given to each school
must be spent on maintenance
projects for the frst fve years.
After that time expires, the uni-
versity can spend the money as
it sees ft.
Figures released by the Kan-
sas Board of Regents estimate
$8.5 million will go back to the
various Regents schools.
Lindy Eakin, vice provost
for administration and fnance,
said he was not surprised the
governor signed the bill, given
the overwhelming support it re-
ceived from the Kansas House
and Senate.
Eakin said that the estimated
$42 million the University would
receive during the next fve years
would help various maintenance
projects around campus. As for
which projects will be chosen,
that decision will come in No-
vember or December when the
University submits a package to
the Board of Regents detailing
its maintenance plans.
Nicole Corcoran, press secre-
tary for the governor, said that
allowing tuition and fee pay-
ments to stay with the universi-
ties would directly beneft stu-
dents, visitors and faculty.
Corcoran said the bill was es-
sential in the repair and mainte-
nance of campuses around the
state and that Sebelius hoped
it truly helped both universities
and communities.
Edited by Vanessa Pearson
New buses
Law boosts budget
t legislation
Hes going for distance
anna Faltermeier/KaNSaN
alex Mitts, Wichita junior, left, and Matt Goble, Lawrence junior, compete against each other in the velcro bungee run that was part of the Student Union
Activities Recess for KU Students set up outside of Stauffer-Flint Hall Wednesday afternoon. Several infatable activities were set up free for KU students.
Goble stated that he pummelled Mitts in the run.
Photo contributed by design and Construction Management
KU students and staff at the optima Bus Plant in Wichita view a partially
completed bus, Tuesday. The University of Kansas has ordered fve new
buses from Optima. The buses will service the new Park and Ride lot.
t transportation
By deJuAn AtwAy
Kansan staff writer
Four new Park and Ride bus-
es were unveiled at the Optima
Bus Corporation plant on Tues-
day in Wichita.
Select faculty members of
the University of Kansas were
invited to make the two-and-a-
half hour trip to look at four of
the fve new buses, which will
be used to shuttle students back
and forth from the main campus
to the new Park and Ride lot lo-
cated on West Campus.
The new Park and Ride shut-
tle service is a fare-free system
that can be used by students,
staff, faculty and visitors. The
new Park and Ride project,
along with these new buses, will
help reduce the congestion on
campus, Danny Kaiser, assistant
to the vice provost for student
success, said.
I have heard people say that
it will take longer to get where
you need to go on campus. Ac-
tually it will take less time be-
cause you wont have to hunt
for parking spaces, said Kaiser,
who also serves as the chairman
of the Lawrence Public Trans-
portation Advisory Committee.
Donna Hultine, director of
the parking department, said the
new Park and Ride lot would be
open by the end of July and the
buses would be in use starting
on Aug. 14.
The shuttle service will run on
an express route that will take
six minutes to get from main
campus to west campus during
peak times, Hultine said. Peak
times are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
see BUses on page 4a
t health
By CAtherine OdsOn
Kansan staff writer
Valerie Wahbeh doesnt un-
derstand why the fact that she
never received the MMR vac-
cine is such a big deal.
Rheumatoid arthritis weak-
ened her immune system and
kept the Chanhassen, Minn.,
sophomore from being vacci-
nated as a child. The University
of Kansas placed a hold on her
enrollment last year until she
provided evidence of being in-
eligible for vaccination.
But because a majority of the
students who got mumps were
vaccinated, Wahbehs not sure
why the shot is necessary.
Despite the fact that the shot
is required for students, about
1,000 KU students have not
received the MMR mumps,
measles and rubella vacci-
nation, said Patricia Denning,
chief of staff at Watkins Memo-
rial Health Center. Students can
be exempt for personal, religious
or medical reasons, but have to
sign a waiver that says they un-
derstand the repercussions of
not having the vaccine.
Scientists are still investigat-
ing why the vaccine hasnt been
successful in preventing mumps,
but Denning said it still offered
protection against measles and
rubella, which are more seri-
ous and more than an inconve-
nience. Measles causes cold-like
symptoms and a rash and can
lead to more serious compli-
cations than mumps, such as
pneumonia and encephalitis.
Denning said measles was more
likely to result in fatalities.
The Kansas Department of
Health and Environment al-
lowed unvaccinated students to
stay on campus, even with the
mumps present.
If this was a measles outbreak,
the situation would be different,
Denning said. The measles virus is
more effcient in infecting people.
Those 1,000 students
wouldnt be in class right now,
Denning said.
A measles outbreak in the
early 90s kept several hundred
unvaccinated students off cam-
pus for two weeks, including for
the fnals period. Some students
didnt graduate on time because
of the delay, Denning said.
This years mumps scare pro-
vided a good learning experience
about contagious diseases, Den-
ning said. She said the students
without the vaccine should
reconsider their decision. The
larger number of people vac-
cinated helps keep a disease
under control, and getting the
vaccine could protect someone
who is not medically eligible.
Many times people can mo-
tivate themselves to do some-
thing they dont want to do to
protect their friends and family,
Denning said.
Despite the fact that one of
the girls on her foor was diag-
nosed with mumps on Wednes-
day, Wahbeh said she wasnt
worried about getting sick. She
said she would continue the
preventative measures she al-
ready took, such as washing her
hands and keeping her distance
from the sick.
Edited by Timon Veach
Vaccination still advised
Here are the number
of mumps cases as of
Wednesday afternoon:
nTotal cases in Douglas
County: 84
nTotal cases among KU
students: 62
Source: Lynn Bretz, University
Mumps Count
t athletiCs departMent
By eriC JOrgensen
Kansan staff writer
ESPN Regional and the Kan-
sas Athletics Department are
trekking through new territory.
They are trying
to fnd a replace-
ment for Kansas
frst-ever sports
broadcaster, Max
T h r o u g h -
out his 60-year
tenure, Falken-
stien worked
alongside several
people, but until now no one
has ever had to fnd someone
to take over for the 82-year-old
announcer. Falkenstiens March
retirement from broadcasting
Jayhawk football and basketball
games has opened the door for
someone new.
Currently, Bob Davis calls
play-by-play. The person who
replaces Falkenstien will call
the games alongside Davis.
Angela Haar, ESPN Regional
general manager, is in charge of
fnding that replacement. Haar
said she and the department
had received many audition
tapes and applications for the
position. She said in the next
week she would be evaluating
all the candidates, then she
would meet with the depart-
ment to determine the best can-
Haar said ESPN Regional and
the department would not hire a
rookie announcer, but rather a
seasoned voice.
see repLaCe on page 4a
Searching for
a new voice
Interest from tuition to bring millions back for University projects
Kansas considers next option
MMR vaccine
combats more
than mumps
Park and Ride adds new vehicles
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April 17-23
842-8665 2858 Four Wheel Dr.
on campUS
nStudent Health Services
will host a free runners
clinic from 9 to 11 a.m.
today in Watkins Memo-
rial Health Center.
nMeredith Church,
lecturer in Latin Ameri-
can studies, will give
a lecture titled Mixed
Dialect, Mixed Identity?
The Case of Portunol
in Rivera, Uruguay at
noon today at 318 Bai-
ley Hall.
nScott Murphy, assistant
professor of music the-
ory, is giving a lecture
titled An Audiovisual
Isomorphism in the First
Thirty Seconds of Psy-
cho at 3:30 p.m. today
at 123 Murphy Hall.
nGuinevere Eden, as-
sociate professor in the
Department of Pediat-
rics and director of the
Center for the Study of
Learning at Georgetown
University, will host a
seminar on Functional
Brain Imaging Studies
of Reading and Read-
ing Disorders at 4 p.m.
today at the Alderson
Auditorium in the Kan-
sas Union.
nDennis Romano is giv-
ing a lecture titled Art,
Politics and the Vene-
tian Territorial State:
The Building Projects of
Doge Francesco Foscari,
1423-1457 at 5 p.m.
today at 211 Spencer
Museum of Art.
nThe film The Produc-
ers is showing at 7
and 9:30 tonight at the
Woodruff Auditorium
in the Kansas Union.
Admission is $2 or free
with an SUA Activity
nCarol Bier, research
associate for Islamic
textiles at The Textile
Museum in Washington,
D.C., is giving a lecture
titled From Classical to
Conventional: Evolution
of the Persian Carpet
at 7 tonight at the audi-
torium in the Spencer
Museum of Art.
nOliver Lubrich, Freie
Universitt, Berlin, is
giving a lecture entitled
Fascinating Voids - Al-
exander von Humboldt
and the Chimborazo at
7:30 tonight at the Max
Kade Center.
Up in the air
Be not ashamed of mis-
takes and thus make them
of the
Lovebirds are a real species
of parrot native to Africa. They
tend to come together in pairs,
but some bird owners prefer
to keep them separate because
they will ignore their human
owners when they live with
their mates.
Want to know what
people are talking about?
Heres a list of Wednesdays
most e-mailed stories from
1. Athletic Department moni-
tors athletes Web profles
2. ReNu contact solution users
in danger of eye fungus
3. Noise ordinance stands as is
4. Jayhawk bats heat up
against Bears
5. University makes good with
Honors program
Lisa Lipovac/KanSan
Lawrence sophomore Tio Duermeier juggles pins on Wescoe Beach Tuesday nevening. Duermeier has been a member of the juggling club for two years. The
club meets on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
oDD neWS
man fnds 40-year-old
fruitcake he misplaced
WAUKESHA, Wis. Lance
Nesta did what many people
do when receiving a fruitcake:
He set it aside. Only Nesta
rediscovered his more than
40 years later in his mothers
Nesta couldnt resist taking
a peek at the cake, still in its
original tin and wrapped in
I was amazed that it
hadnt changed at all, he
His two aunts sent him
the fruitcake in November
1962 while he was stationed
in Alaska with the Army, he
I opened it up and didnt
know what to do with it, Nesta
said. I sure wasnt going to
eat it, and I liked my fellow
soldiers too much to share it
with them.
As best he can remember,
he packed the cake with the
rest of his belongings and
shipped it home to Waukesha
when he left the military a few
years later. He recently redis-
covered it.
The cake arrived wrapped
in brown paper with a red
fragile, handle with care
sticker on it. The cake itself was
contained in a round blue tin
printed with the words Old
Fashioned Fruitcake.
Now its just old, Nesta
The Associated Press
Homeless man fnds
$900, returns money
homeless man searching
through garbage bins for re-
cyclable cans found a missing
wallet and had it returned to
its owner.
Kim Bogue, who works as a
janitor in the citys government
buildings, realized that her
wallet was missing last week
and doubted shed ever get
back the $900 and credit cards
inside, she said.
I prayed that night and
asked God to help me, said
Bogue, who was saving the
money for a trip to her native
Days later, a homeless man
found the wallet wrapped in
a plastic bag in a trash bin,
where Bogue had accidentally
thrown it away with her lunch.
He gave it to Sherry Wesley,
who works in a nearby build-
He came to me with the
wad of money and said, `This
probably belongs to someone
that you work with, can you
return it? Wesley said.
Workers at a nearby relief
kitchen said the man, who
didnt want to be identifed,
insists on paying for his food.
He has a very good heart,
said Bogue, who gave the man
a $100 reward. If someone
else found it, the money would
be gone.
The Associated Press
Fire prompts goats to
When fre broke out at a
busy poultry market, the goats
werent sticking around.
A drove of goats hightailed
it down a busy avenue as
frefghters responded to a
three-alarm fre on Tuesday
Some frefghters teamed
up with market workers to run
down the goats by fashioning
a corral out of garbage cans
and a trash bin, said Jeff Welz,
North Hudson Regional Fire
and Rescue co-director.
The scheme worked. The
Humane Society in Newark
stepped in after the fre had
been brought under control
about 90 minutes later to
provide temporary shelter for
the goats.
Rescuers also saved some
of the dozens of live chickens
for sale in the market, Welz
The one-story building,
however, was heavily dam-
aged, and the rear half of the
roof collapsed.
The cause of the fre has not
been determined.
The Associated Press
State asks voters for
their favorite movie
sylvania election offcials are
trying to make it fun for the
states voters to learn how
to use new high-tech voting
machines by asking residents
to pick their favorite movie.
In the frst week of the
effort, visitors to an online
election site were able to pick
their favorite flm made in
Pennsylvania on a computer
simulation of the machines to
be used in their home counties
in the May 16 primary.
The choices included: Girl,
Interrupted (flmed in Harris-
burg), Rocky (Philadelphia),
Silence of the Lambs (Pitts-
burgh) and Witness (Lancast-
er). But like in a real election,
write-ins were welcome, too.
Fewer than 5,000 people
had voted by Monday, a slow
start considering that more
than half of the states 67 coun-
ties were required to replace
their election systems.
The Associated Press
White House staff
continues shakeup
House political mastermind
Karl Rove surrendered a key
policy role Wednesday and
press secretary Scott McClel-
lan resigned in an escala-
tion of a Bush administation
shake-up driven by Republican
Rove gave up his responsi-
bilities as chief policy coordi-
nator, a position he assumed
just more than a year ago
that strengthened his infu-
ence over matters ranging
from homeland security and
domestic policy to the econ-
omy and national security.
The promotion had left him
stretched too thin in the eyes
of some offcials, as the White
House grappled with mount-
ing problems.
The Associated Press
thursday, april 20, 2006 the university daily Kansan 3a news
April 20, 2006
Free Event, Part of
Stand Up for Life Week
Sponsored by
KU Students for Life
April 26th, 2006
Kansas Union Ballroom
KU Students for Life
Bobby Schindler,
Brother of Terri Schaivo
Communications Director
Financial Director
Technology Director
for more information
We are now hiring
paid director posi-
tions for next year.
Deadline is April 24
Possible topics include under-
standing the level of scholar-
ship and writing needed for
academic publishing, places to
seek publication, how academic
publishing works (you may
not see the paper published for a
year or more after it is accept-
ed), understanding peer review,
etc. Please attend! The panels
are informal and largely driven
by the questions from audience
the Student Association of
Graduates in English
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.
in the Olympian room of the
Burge Union.
Panelists: Professors Amy Devitt
and Frank Farmer
Marketing intelligence analyst at
BlueScope/Butler Buildings will
hold an interactive session offer-
ing students real-world career
advice. He will also speak about
his international work experience
in the steel industry.
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Career Advice for Business Students
M0huA, APklL 2 @ 7:30 PM
KAhSAS k00M AT ThF uhl0h
Thursday, April 20
Chevron Energy Awareness Day
Presentations: 10:15am,12:15pm, and 2:15pm
Kansas Room in Kansas Union
Earth Day Fashion Show and Silent Auction
Hosted by Lada Salon and Proceeds go to Haskell
Wetlands Preservation Effort
7pm in Liberty Hall
Tickets are $10 in advance/ $15 at the door at Lada
or Liberty Hall
Friday, April 21
Environmental Stewardship Waste Audit
Stauffer-Flint Lawn 10am-3pm
Earth Day/Environs
Saturday April 29
Recycling Drop-off
East of Memorial Stadium
from 10 AM to 4 PM
Future of Food, Farming, and the
Earth Day Forum
Dr. Kelly Kindscher of KBS, Wes Jackson of the Land
Environs Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Noon to 5pm at 23rd and Iowa elds
Email to sign up
7pm at Plymouth Congregational Church
Sunday, April 23
Saturday April 29
Camelot II Ballroom
1117 Mass. Street
KU Ballroom Dance Club
KU Students for Life
ished for a
Artists of all media needed
for a progressive woman art-
ist/woman inspired artwalk
to be held April 28th.
Submit digital images to:
Submission deadline is
April 21st.
(The F-Word is female/feminist)

for the F-WORD Artwalk
Call for Artists
African Student Association
Woodruff Auditorium
Annual Event
Free Dancing, performances,
fashion show, and more!
Food following at the ECM ($6)
Disability Awareness Day
Date: April 27th
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Wescoe Beach
Experience disability through simulations
Learn about the social signicance of disability
Obtain information on helpful resources
confucius Institute
to be dedicated in may
The new Confucius Institute
at the University of Kansas
Edwards Campus will be
visited by Chinas vice minister
of education, Wu Qidi. He will
travel to Kansas for the May 4
dedication ceremony.
The institute will open next fall
and offer courses and programs
in Chinese language and culture.
The University is the fourth of
100 Confucius Institutes to open
in the United States. The other
institutes are at the University of
Maryland, in the Chicago Public
Schools system and at New
Yorks China Institute.
Bill Tsutsui will be the
institutes executive director and
Nancy Hope and Sheree Willis
will be the associate executive
directors, according to a Univer-
sity press release. All serve with
existing Asian studies programs
at the University. Regnier Hall
on the Overland Park campus
will house their offces.
Catherine Odson
24-hour book drops
available at libraries
The University of Kansas has
four new library book drops.
The book drops are available 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
They are located outside of
Anschutz Library, Watson Library,
the Art & Architecture Library and
the Music & Dance Library.
KU Libraries has plans to
open a ffth book drop in the
next few weeks near the Spahr
Engineering Library.
In order to avoid damage
to other library materials, the
library has asked patrons not
to drop videos, cassettes, CDs,
DVDs, unbound journals, maga-
zines, microflm, microfche
and other reserve items in the
These items should be re-
tuned to the KU Libraries Service
Desk. The two drops located in
the front and the back of Watson
Library will now be closed.
DeJuan Atway
Topeka man charged
after sunday bar fght
A 22-year-old Topeka man
was arrested and charged
with aggravated assault early
Sunday morning after he at-
tempted to use a handgun
in a fght outside of Abe and
Jakes Landing, according to a
Lawrence police report.
Witnesses said the man got
into a verbal altercation with a
21-year-old Overland Park man
inside the club at Sixth and
Vermont streets. The verbal
altercation turned physical in the
parking lot.
According to the police
report, witnesses said they saw
the suspect attempt to pull an
unidentifed type of handgun
on the other man. Witnesses
said the victim wrestled the
gun away from the suspect and
pushed him to the ground.
During the scuffe the victim
lost an unknown number of
gold teeth. According to the
police report the suspect and
four friends left in a vehicle
shortly after the altercation.
Police spotted the vehicle
parked in a parking lot adjacent
to a nightclub, Last Call, at
Seventh and New Hampshire
streets. The police asked the
driver if there was a weapon
in the vehicle and he said no.
When police searched the ve-
hicle, however, they recovered
a Tarus 9 mm handgun and an
unknown number of gold teeth.
Mike Mostaffa
Number of millionaires
increases by 800,000
NEW YORK A record 8.3
million American households
had a net worth of $1 million
or more in 2005, an increase of
800,000 from 2004, according
to data released Wednesday.
The survey by the Spec-
trem Group, a Chicago-based
consulting frm, also found
that the number of households
with a net worth of $5 million
or more rose to 930,000 in
The Associated Press
Hail to the ape
Kiki, a 23-year-old
gorilla, and her
daughter, Kimani, 17
months, play with
crepe paper bunting
and a branch. Kiki
was declared Zoo
New Englands Ani-
mal President at the
Franklin Park Zoo in
Boston on
By Nicole Kelley
Kansan staff writer
Outgoing senators left with a
bang Wednesday night as they
passed the fnal bill of their term
after a two-hour debate.
The bill added a student sena-
tor seat for the Student Athlete
Advisory Committee, bringing
the total number of Student
Senate seats up to 91.
This bill frst came before
Senate two weeks ago, but sena-
tors pushed to hold it until after
the election. Many didnt agree
with SAACs decision to wait
until the Senate ruled before
announcing which coalition to
back in this years election.
Arthur Jones, Dallas senior,
gave a speech against the bill be-
cause he said he wanted to give
SAAC another year to show it
deserved to be a part of Senate.
He said the politics being used
by SAAC to get what it wanted
was not the way he wanted to
see Senate conducted.
Chris Jones, Iowa City senior
and member of SAAC, argued
in favor of the bill. He said he
wanted to give student athletes
a voice in Senate issues. He said
issues that affected athletes had
gone through Senate in the past
without the athletes getting to
voice their opinions.
One of the issues he used as
an example was the debate of
whether the University of Kan-
sas should allow its teams to
play schools with mascot names
the NCAA deemed disrespectful
to Native Americans. Not play-
ing those teams could prevent
KU teams from going to nation-
al tournaments, he said.
Chris Jones said that he want-
ed athletes to be involved in
more issues than only ones that
affected sports. He said giving
athletes a seat in Senate would
allow them to make a better
connection with students.
After deciding on their fnal
bill, the senators last order of
business was to elect hold-over
senators for next year.
Three senators who have al-
ready served but werent elected
this year are selected for this po-
sition each year after the general
election. The purpose of these
seats is to maintain consistency
from one year to the next.
Eight people were nominated.
The senators elected were Nolan
T. Jones, Pittsburg junior, Bridget
Franklin, Topeka senior and Emily
Caulfeld, Sugar Land, Texas, ju-
nior. Jones did not run in this years
elections, Franklin unsuccessfully
ran as the vice presidential candi-
date of Delta Force and Caulfeld
ran unsuccessfully for Ignite.
Nick Sterner, student body
president, gave the new sena-
tors some advice during his last
speech. He just told them to re-
member All you need is love.
The meeting ended with the
old senators leaving the foor so
new members of Senate could
take their seats.
Edited by Vanessa Pearson
t student senate
athletes get seat in fnal bill
elise amendola/THe assOcIaTeD press
news 4a The UniversiTy Daily Kansan ThUrsDay, april 20, 2006
By C.J. Moore
kansan correspondent
Andy Curry graduated last sum-
mer after fnancing his education
using student loans and now owes
about $25,000.
Curry plans to pay off his loans
over the next 10 years. After inter-
est, he is looking at paying more
than $35,000.
I could go out and buy a very
nice car with all that money, Cur-
ry said.
But Curry may have gotten out
at just the right time. As of July 1
this year, the interest rate on Staf-
ford loans, the most common stu-
dent loan, is increasing to a fxed
6.8 percent. This increase is up
from the current rate of 5.3 per-
cent for loans in repayment and up
from 3.37 percent during the 2004-
05 school year.
The rate increased because of
the Defcit Reduction Act that
President George Bush signed last
month. The act is meant to reduce
government spending. The U.S.
government is the lender on Staf-
ford loans, so increasing the inter-
est rate increases revenue for the
government. The rate is now fxed
at 6.8 percent and will not increase
in the future,Students have options
to avoid the increase, but the dead-
line to make a change is quickly
Consolidation is the frst option.
This allows students to combine all
of their loans into one. The con-
solidation company pays off the
lender for all your current loans
and you make monthly payments
to the consolidator. Under the new
act, after July 1, current students
will no longer be able to consoli-
date their Stafford loans. They will
be stuck paying the 6.8 percent in-
terest rate.
We certainly encourage stu-
dents to look into the consolida-
tion option, said Stephanie Cov-
ington, the associate director of
student fnancial aid. At this point,
since the interest rates have been
lower and theyre getting ready to
go up, it could be a savings to stu-
dents to go ahead and consolidate
those loans.
Curry did just that last August
with half of his loans. The interest
rate that the consolidation compa-
ny Curry uses, AES, is 4.5 percent.
Curry plans to consolidate the rest
of his loans before the July 1 dead-
Stafford loans are currently the
most popular loan for KU students
and students nationwide. At the
University of Kansas, 14,860 stu-
dents currently receive a Stafford
Covington suggests another
option for students a Perkins
loan, which used to be less appeal-
ing when the Stafford loan inter-
est rates were lower. The Perkins
loan lent by schools, not the
federal government has a fxed
fve percent interest rate. Currently,
only 1,582 students receive Perkins
loans at the University.
Like the Stafford loan, the Per-
kins loan is awarded to students
based on fnancial need, which is
determined by the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Shane Pelkey, an information
specialist for the Department of
Education, said he saw other ad-
vantages in choosing the Perkins
loan over consolidation espe-
cially as the deadline approaches.
Students start receiving mail-
ings from multiple consolidation
companies and they really have no
idea whats going on and compa-
nies dont really have the best in-
terest in it for them so they kind of
slant it, Pelkey said.
Despite the hole in his check-
book that Currys student loans
might create over the next 10 years,
he said it was the right route for
Its a big relief not having to
worry about fnding a job while
youre in school, Curry, who grad-
uated with a journalism degree,
said. Especially when youre in a
major that requires all of your time
and all of your study.
Edited by Timon Veach
t Student FinanceS
Loan interest rates changing
continued from page 1a
The new buses are all handi-
capped accessible, they have
air condition, heat and are just
more environmentally friendly.
The buses we have now were
made in the 1980s, she said.
The University is also in dis-
cussions with the city of Law-
rence to help better coordinate
the transit system throughout
the community.
Right now the University and
the city are interviewing compa-
nies to complete a joint transit
study. There is an opportunity of
doing nothing and of completely
coordinating the transit systems,
Hultine said.
Kaiser took issue with an
opinion column in The Univer-
sity Daily Kansan that said the
University made the shuttle a
free service because federal law
required it to do so because the
buses were paid for by federal
Actually it was our choice to
make the buses free. We want
to encourage people to use the
Park and Ride lot, he said. We
dont make money from people
getting on the buses and put-
ting fares in there. Passes make
Cliff Gelante, Lawrences
public transit administrator,
however, has previously said
that laws did require the buses
be free, a fact which Hultine has
previously confrmed.
Kaiser said the Park-and-Ride
program was not trying to put
KU on Wheels out of business
because this is not a competi-
For example, we have facul-
ty and staff who have meetings
all over campus that drive their
cars on campus to park some-
where else. Now they can leave
their cars in the lot and it further
reduces congestion on campus,
he said.
The University will display
one of the new buses at the
community transit open house,
which is scheduled from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m., May 9 in front of the
Kansas Union.
Edited by Meghan Miller
continued from 1a
Were going to get someone
who we are very, very confdent
with their abilities, Haar said.
Well get someone who realizes
what theyre walking into.
One thing Haar said she and
the department would consider
is hiring two announcers. One
to call games with Davis for
football, and another to call
basketball games with Davis.
This would be another change
for Jayhawk radio broadcasting.
Falkenstien called both foot-
ball and basketball. Haar said
all this would be decided in the
coming weeks. Haar said fnd-
ing Falkenstiens replacement
was a hot topic, and she hoped
to have a resolution for fans and
curious people alike very soon.
One possible candidate is Da-
vid Lawrence. He is currently
the sideline football reporter and
the pregame and postgame bas-
ketball reporter for the Jayhawk
Radio Network in Lawrence. He
said he had applied for and spo-
ken to Haar about the job, espe-
cially the football position.
I love the football program and
the University, Lawrence said.
He said he didnt know who
would get the broadcasting
job, but he said he would en-
joy a chance to take over where
Falkenstien left off.
Max is very different, but he
brings history, Lawrence said.
Over half a century. Thats
something I cant replace.
Lawrence, however, has foot-
ball experience, which could be
benefcial in game calling. Law-
rence played football for Kansas
and has coached for years.
Some other names circulat-
ing as possible replacements are
Chris Piper and Greg Gurley.
Piper currently is the basket-
ball analyst for ESPN Region-
als TV network. Gurley is the
basketball analyst for Channel
6 in Lawrence. Piper and Gur-
ley both played basketball for
Kansas. Piper was on the 1988
championship team.
Neither could be reached for
comment Wednesday afternoon.
Edited by Timon Veach
Light for life
KU Students
for Life gather
for a vigil on
Wescoe Beach
night. The event
held in memory
of children lost
by abortion was
countered by the
Students for Re-
productive Rights
who hosted a vigil
for womens lives
across Jayhawk
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Wednesday for fewer trade bar-
riers and closer ties between his
country and the United States,
while defending Chinas heavily
criticized policies on trade, cur-
rency and energy.
The meaty speech followed a
warm welcome at Boeing Co.,
where Hu sought to soothe
tensions over the U.S.-China
trade defcit, telling workers his
country would need thousands
of new airplanes in the coming
Speaking to an audience of
Washington state business and
political leaders including Mi-
crosoft Corp. Chairman Bill
Gates, Hu said his company
does not seek a big trade surplus
with the U.S. He also reaffrmed
his governments commitment
to crack down on software pi-
racy, which should increase Mi-
crosofts sales in China.
Strong business ties meet the
fundamental interests of our two
countries and peoples and will
continue to play an important
role in stabilizing our relations,
Hu said through a translator. He
few to Washington D.C. shortly
after the speech.
Chinas rapid growth and de-
velopment will increase demand
for American products and ex-
pertise in areas such as technol-
ogy, Hu said, and I hope the
American businesses will seize
the opportunities.
The comments came just
ahead of a summit with Presi-
dent Bush, where the two sides
plan to tackle thorny issues in-
cluding trade.
Visiting Boeings widebody
jet assembly plant earlier, he
called his countrys long-run-
ning relationship with Boeing
an example of the potential of
China-U.S. trade.
Boeings cooperation with
China is a living example of the
mutually benefcial cooperation
and win-win outcome that Chi-
na and the United States have
achieved from trade with each
other, Hu said.
Boeing CEO
Alan Mulally,
left, reaches to
shake hands
with Chinese
President Hu
Jintao after
Hus address to
Boeing Co. em-
ployees inside
the companys
production facil-
ity Wednesday
in Everett,
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person at a time. You might wind up going a
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must for the next month.
Tonight: Break your patterns.

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Others want to have control. Let them; you
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Tonight: Relate on a one-on-one level.

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Some thought could prevent regretful ac-
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throne, King Lion.
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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHHH
Your creativity mounts to a new level. Better
yet, you seem to come up with ingenious yet
practical and logical ideas. Your capacity to
transform thoughts into concrete expres-
sions scores high in whatever setting you
are in.
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHHH
Sometimes you need to consider more
deeply the pros and cons of a personal
matter. You stir up many feelings in your
immediate circle. The benefts could be
far greater than you are aware of or even
thought possible!
Tonight: Ever playful.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH
Your words help you create a lot more than
you realize. Think positively, and you will
see creativity, effectiveness and feelings
intertwine. This braid spells success. In-
formation and news head in your direction.
Tonight: At home.

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If you want to prevent a fre, get to the root
of a smoldering issue or situation. You might
be surprised at what is going on. Creative
change is possible with insight. A discus-
sion enlightens you to different styles.
Tonight: Out and about.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH
Your personality dominates everything that
happens. You might be surprised at what
becomes possible with friends and a touch
of imagination. Trust that someone means
well, even if you might doubt it right now.
Tonight: Your treat.

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You might want to revise your thinking
concerning certain key areas or people in
your life. You know and understand a lot
more than you realize. Start trusting your
intuitive feelings. At the same time, allow for
others opinions.
Tonight: You are the cats meow.

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Friends or associates point you in the
proper direction. You know what works and
what doesnt. Brainstorm about what is do-
able, and great ideas will show up. Use the
daylight hours to the max, when your star
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thursday, april 20, 2006 page 7a
Im sure that its not surprising
to anyone who is reading this, but
our humble University is expe-
riencing a substantial decline in
the funding that it receives from
the state of Kansas. This has been
a large reason why tuition here
has skyrocketed to the point that
last years tuition enhancement
was ranked the sixth largest in the
nation among top public universi-
ties by USA Today. Although plans
have been put forth to try to get a
handle on the quickly rising cost
of an education, there seems to be
little hope that the University will
remain within the fnancial reach
of most college-bound students in
Kansas. What makes this cur-
rent situation even worse is that
many students and their parents
dont understand the dynamics
that have lead to this sorry state of
affairs. Although many students
are well-versed in the issues and
rhetoric of national politics, the
vast majority of students only have
a passing knowledge of politics at
the state level. This is where the
origins of this particular problem
Right now the state of Kansas is
facing a huge budget situation. The
main reason for this is a recent
Kansas Supreme Court decision
that mandated that funding for
K-12 education be increased by
almost $300 million last year. The
Court reserved the right to man-
date an additional $500 million
this year if it feels another increase
is needed. For those keeping score,
when this whole kerfuffe started,
K-12 education received about
$2.7 billion from the state. With
the increase last year and the one
that has been threatened this year,
funding for primary and secondary
education will rise by more than
25 percent in just two years.
At the same time of this vast
increase, the state has experienced
stagnate revenues. Even though
news came out this week that state
revenues are expected to increase
by about $286 million in the short
term, it doesnt take an economist
to realize that this increase is not
enough to cover the mandates of
the Supreme Court. In addition,
the tenor of state politics indicates
that a tax increase to make up the
difference is nowhere in sight. Just
a few years ago, Gov. Kathleen Se-
belius tried to pass a tax increase
that was promptly defeated in
the legislature. Disturbingly, this
has led to nearly $1 million in
contributions to elected offcials
and the state parties, and includes
about $100,000 to candidates for
statewide offce, most of which
has gone to Gov. Sebelius who
is currently one of the biggest
advocates for this plan, according
to an article in the Wichita Eagle.
On top of that, there is currently
debate in the state senate over a
proposed $614 million tax cut that
was recently passed by the Kansas
House of Representatives.
About the only serious pro-
posed solution for fnding the
much needed funding has been
to allow gambling in Kansas.
However good this seems on the
surface, enthusiasm for this plan
has largely resulted from a huge
campaign by gaming interests to
bring casinos and slot machines to
Kansas. I wont go into the details
of this proposal since my col-
league, Courtney Farr, did a great
job several weeks ago of explain-
ing why this plan would be a bad
idea for everyone except casino
operators. Suffce it to say, though,
that this plan has little chance of
solving the states budget woes.
All of this leaves us at a point
where it looks as though portions
of the state budget will have to
be cut. Primary and secondary
education and certain other costs
just cant be cut in the current
situation, and social services,
the other large part of the state
budget, probably wont be cut,
either, especially after the back-
lash against Missouri Gov. Matt
Blunt for cutting Medicaid and
other social services over the past
several years. So where will cuts
come from?
If you guessed higher educa-
tion, youre probably right. But it
doesnt have to be that way. As
students, no matter our different
political leanings, we can agree
that wed like to see a college
education remain affordable
for as many people as possible.
Fortunately, a lot of diverse things
can be done to ensure that tuition
increases remain reasonable. For
one, with state primaries and
elections coming up in August
and November, students who live
in Kansas should volunteer their
time to support candidates that
are against major funding cuts
to state universities. In addition,
depending on your political bent,
it would be a good idea either to
support efforts to pass a state con-
stitutional amendment that would
prohibit the Supreme Court from
mandating specifc funding re-
quirements to the legislature. Or,
support efforts to fght tax cuts
and increase state revenue and
thus decrease the chances that
state funding for our University
will be drastically cut. The clich
that the squeaky wheel gets the
grease is true and since we are
almost 30,000 strong, theres no
reason why the student body
cant get active to keep tuition
n Goetting is a Leavenworth
senior in political science and
East Asian languages and
The government is on to us,
or so it seems.
Concerns have mounted
about the competence of college
graduates. That, and a perceived
slackening in competitiveness
with higher education institu-
tions elsewhere in the world,
prompted our government to
take action. From this, two pre-
dictable outcomes occurred: A
committee was formed, and its
solution involved more testing.
Last fall, the U.S. Secretary
of Education created the Com-
mission for the Future of High-
er Education. Its purpose is to
analyze and make suggestions
on how to improve the nations
colleges and universities.
Charles Miller, the commis-
sions chairman, has publicly
advocated the implementation
of an exit exam for graduates
in order to gauge students
progress. He said this method
would provide better informa-
tion for the American public so
people get their moneys worth
in investing in public educa-
tion. No doubt there needs to
be a high level of transparency
in the higher education system.
And yes, students being held
accountable for what they learn
isnt a bad idea.
Nonetheless, inherent faws
immediately become apparent
when considering this option.
One must take into account
the considerable fnancial and
logistical burden created by
these exams. Also, believing
a single test used to measure
institutions across the nation
with different goals, standards,
felds of study and challenges
seems ludicrous. Supporters
of the measure say it can be
done because improvements in
testing practices now are able
to measure an important set of
skills to be acquired in col-
lege: Critical thinking, analytic
reasoning, problem solving and
written communications. But
this does not take into account
creative thinking, social apti-
tude and other valued forms of
knowledge. Really, can testing
ever be improved to the point
where it negates any doubt on
whether it could successfully
quantify knowledge gained?
We appreciate the goals of
the commission, which are to
improve the standards of our
nations universities in order to
remain globally competitive and
accountable to every tax-paying
citizen. However, this proposal
brings about more questions
than answers at this point in
time. Instead, the commission
needs to identify a meaning-
ful way of reporting student
achievement while avoiding
the trap of an oversimplifed
national standard.
Malinda Osborne for the
editorial board
Issue: Required aptitude
tests for graduating col-
lege students

Stance: This isnt high
school. How can one
standard exam test the
range of different skills
and career felds that
students study?
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Buying software in a box was an
alien concept to me from day one
of my digital life. In the early 90s, a
respected veterinarian gave me my
frst pirated copy of Windows 3.1.
I traded war games with the son
of the man that ran a local church
camp. Most people in my small
home town hadnt even heard of
the Internet yet.
As the Internet exploded, I
continued my piracy on a grander
scale. PR campaigns and increas-
ingly complex copy protection
didnt slow me. The frst hiccup in
my pirate life came as a letter from
lawyers representing the Motion
Picture Association of America
and my Internet Service Provider.
In 2002, my roommate and I had
been running a Web site hosting
thousands of movies, songs and
software, freely trading whatever
we could get our hands on. The let-
ter, threatening legal action and the
loss of Internet service, justifably
worried us. We killed the server.
With our pipeline to free goodies
down and fear that our ISP was
scanning our traffc, I went in
search of new ways to get pro-
grams. Not long after, I discovered
open source software. The defni-
tion of open source is hard to pin
down. It typically refers to free
software developed by a commu-
nity of programmers. They release
the source code so that others can
modify the program, learn from it
or improve it.
To some reading this, the
concept may be a decade old
topic. Based on recent conversa-
tions Ive had though, many of my
peers seem not to know about the
existence of these programs.
Ive been a huge fan of open
source software since my introduc-
tion to the topic through Abiword,
a free word processor.
As students, you can beneft
from using open source programs.
Why pay hundreds, or even thou-
sands, of dollars for programs if
you can get free, quality equivalent
tools? Adobe Photoshop CS2 runs
$600 for a retail copy at Wal-Mart.
Microsoft Offce can cost $500.
Dustin Brown, software engi-
neer, Networking and Telecommu-
nications Services, said the college
has released two open source proj-
ects to Sourceforge. The programs,
RINGS and ANSR, assist behind-
the-scenes telecommunication and
security processes at the college.
You have probably used open
source programs without realizing
it. Many campus computers sport
Mozilla Firefox. Widely consid-
ered more secure than Microsofts
Internet Explorer, a KU Web site
states: Highly recommended
that everyone stop using Internet
Explorer for web browsing and use
Mozilla Firefox instead.
I want KU to start recommend-
ing more open source tools to
students. Our college already recog-
nizes the superiority of Firefox. Do
the same for other worthy projects.
Help yourself and support open
source developers by checking out
their software .
n Farr is a Scott City senior in
The following tools are all free
and available on the Internet:
n Word processor: Abiword
n Photo editing: The GIMP
n Offce Suite Tools: Open
n A collection of free tools is
available on The Open CD:
n hosts
thousands of different open
source projects, including two
developed in house at KU.
open source
Courtney Farr
Joshua GoettinG
So I just waited around
in a frat until 4 a.m. for a
guy that doesnt even know
I exist. Can my day get any
Go ahead and replace
that tired, overused Play-
boy on your nightstand
with a kiosk 34.
Is it sad if you cuss while
youre praying to God for
forgiveness for cussing?
Straight Awareness Week
failed because the straight
people didnt faunt their
straightness as much as the
gay people faunt their gay-
ness. So now were going
to have Straight Awareness
It goes on and on and
on. Yeah, Deion Sanders,
1995. It goes on and on and
So, I shaved my cat last
Delta Force is just mad
because they cant win an
election, no matter how
hard they try.
I now know why we lost
to Bradley. Julian Wright
wears jean shorts. Bench
I lost my mp3 player. If
anyone has found a black
iRiver, not iPod, iRiver,
Please e-mail lostmyiriv- There is a
cash reward.
So I just read the ar-
ticle about the guy that
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Ross Kelling arrived at Ho-
glund Ballpark early to do some
extra work before Wednesdays
game against Tabor. In the sixth
inning, that work paid off.
The junior infelder replaced
freshman frst baseman Preston
Land and stepped to the plate in
the bottom of the sixth inning for
his only at bat of the day. He rock-
eted a two-run home run past the
scoreboard in right feld.
Kellings blast helped Kansas
on its way to a 14-4 victory.
Kansas coach Ritch Price said
the Jayhawks (27-15) should
utilize midweek games to boost
their chances of earning an
NCAA tournament berth. The
games also give his bench play-
ers more playing time.
My goal is to get everybody
on the roster in, Price said.
Usually the rule in baseball is
when your starters get a couple of
knocks, you get them out of the
ballgame. So the bigger the lead
is early, the better opportunity I
had to play my entire roster.
Sophomores Erik Morrison
and John Allman had the night
off. Sophomore Matt Berner
stood in for Morrison at third
base and sophomore Brock
Simpson took over for Allman
in left feld.
Simpson picked up where he
left off the night before, doubling
to left feld in the Jayhawks frst
at bat of the game. Simpson was
a double short of hitting for the
cycle on Tuesday night against
Missouri State.
The pitching change in the
top of the second inning set the
precedent for the rest of the eve-
ning. When Tabor starter Nick
Villalovos (0-1) left the game in
the top of the second, he left the
bases loaded without no outs.
All seven of the Jayhawks
runs in the frst two innings were
charged to Villalovos. Freshman
lefty Nick Czyz (2-1) got the win
for Kansas in fve innings of work.
Czyz allowed two runs, neither of
which were earned, off four hits.
Two years ago, we wouldve
been susceptible to giving up
early leads like that, Price said.
Not on Wednesday.
Kansas attacked early. The
three hits Villalovos gave up in
the frst inning were Simpsons
double and a pair of home runs
by Land and senior infelder Jar-
ed Schweitzer. Lands home run
tied him for the most home runs
by a KU freshman.
Villalovos gave up four walks
in his one inning on the mound.
The Tabor (14-21) staff went on
to total seven walks.
see BAseBALL on pAge 5B
By Asher Fusco
Kansan sportswriter
For the second consecutive
game, Julie Hanley dove, leapt
and slid all over Jayhawk Soc-
cer Complex, making save after
save. Unfortunately for Kansas,
the freshman goalkeeper could
not make up for her teams lack
of offensive punch.
The Jayhawks lost to the
KCFC Under-15 boys team 3-0
Wednesday, putting the team at
1-2-2 with one game remaining
on the spring schedule.
Both teams struggled to
gain momentum in the first
half, but Hanley made sev-
eral outstanding saves to hold
the score at a 0-0 tie going
into halftime. Though Kansas
could not find its rhythm, it
rarely allowed KCFC breath-
ing room.
From the beginning of the
second half, KCFC did not let
up, pressuring Kansas into turn-
overs and remaining on defense
for the majority of the second
The KCFC team scored three
quick goals in the middle of the
second half, and the Jayhawks
never found a way to get back
into the game. The Kansas for-
wards had trouble executing on
offense and maintaining posses-
sion of the ball throughout the
second half.
see soCCeR on pAge 6B page 1b Thursday, april 20, 2006
By ryAn schneider
Kansan senior sportswriter
After four innings of scoreless
softball, Serena Settlemier felt
the pressure mounting.
Its a lot of pressure going out
on the mound every inning with-
out having any runs to let you relax
a little bit, the senior pitcher said.
Settlemiers ffth-inning grand
slam off Missouri pitcher Jen
Bruck vaulted Kansas to a 5-1 vic-
tory against Missouri Wednesday
afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark.
Talk about a stress relief.
Sophomore left felder Betsy
Wilson led off the ffth inning,
reaching base on an error by the
Tigers Gina Schneider. Wilson
moved to second base after a
sacrifce bunt by freshman third
baseman Val Chapple. Junior
frst baseman Nicole Washburn
was walked and senior sec-
ond baseman Jessica Moppin
reached base on a single to load
the bases. Up next was Settle-
mier, who smashed the 1-1 pitch
over the left feld wall. It was her
ffth grand slam of the season.
The last fve times Ive
faced this pitcher, shes thrown
me low-and-in frst pitch and
change-up second, Settlemier
said of Bruck. I was sitting
change-up all the way.
The Jayhawks struck again in
the sixth inning when senior right
felder Ashley Goodrich scored
on Chapples single to center
feld. Goodrich reached base on a
single to lead off the inning.
The game was nearly opposite
of the meeting in Columbia, Mo.,
last week. Against the Tigers last
Wednesday, the Jayhawks were
one-hit by Bruck and lost 4-0. In the
rematch, Missouri was held to one
run off two hits against Settlemier.
It was the stark opposite,
Kansas coach Tracy Bunge said.
We played very well, we played
with a lot of enthusiasm, played
good defense and got good
pitching. They were mirror im-
ages of each other.
After lighting up junior pitcher
Kassie Humphreys a week ago,
Missouri hitters struggled against
Settlemier, who also went 3-for-3
at the plate. The Tigers managed
only two hits all afternoon, a
single by Andee Allen to lead off
the sixth inning and a home run
by Micaela Minner.
Serena came out and threw
a great game today, Bunge said.
She really only threw one bad
The victory improved Kansas
to 24-20 on the season and 5-6
in the Big 12 Conference. Kansas
will take on Creighton today in
a double-header at Arrocha Ball-
park. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.
n With the victory, Kansas took
a 19-15 lead against Missouri
in the Border Showdown se-
ries standings.
nThe Jayhawks won their frst
game against the Tigers in
Lawrence since April 19, 2001,
exactly fve years to the day.
nSettlemier continued to im-
prove upon her own school
record for home runs in a sea-
son. She has a total of 18.
Edited by Meghan Miller
t sofTball: 5-1
Showdown ends in grand style
Joshua Bickel/KANSAN
Senior pitcher Serena Settlemier connects on a grand slam in the bottom of the ffth inning during the Jayhawks game against the Missouri Tigers Wednes-
day afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark. Settlemier went 1-for-3 at the plate, with one run, three hits and four RBI. The Jayhawks defeated the Tigers 5-1.
Teamwork pays dividends
t baseball: 14-4
Backups see
playing time,
help offense
Youth and
to victories
Randall Sanders/KANSAN
Freshman frst baseman Preston Land connects on his two-run home run in the
frst inning against Tabor at Hoglund Ballpark Wednesday night, his seventh
of the season. Land contributed two hits, three RBI, and a run scored to the
Jayhawks 14-4 victory over the Blue Jays.
t soccer
Weak offense
spoils effort
Anna Faltermeier/KANSAN
Junior defender Holly Gault fghts for the ball during a game against the
KCFC force boys team Wednesday evening at the Jayhawk Soccer Com-
plex. Last year Gault trained with the U-21 Womens National Team and was
selected as NSCAA frst team All-American and frst team All-Central Region.
oth teams struggled to
gain momentum in the
frst half, but Hanley made
several outstanding saves
to hold the score at a 0-0
tie at halftime.
By shAwn shroyer
Kansan sportswriter
Throughout the stretch of
victories against non confer-
ence opponents, veterans and
newcomers alike have picked
up their play to lead Kansas to
victory. That didnt change on
Wednesday against Tabor.
The frst inning was a per-
fect example of the contribu-
tions Kansas has been getting
from all of its players, as senior
infelder Jared Schweitzer hit a
solo home run to left feld. Two
batters later, freshman frst base-
man Preston Land launched a
two-run home run of his own
over the left feld fence.
I think its a tribute to our
young freshman who are mak-
ing progress, Price said.
At the plate, the team com-
bined for 14 runs on 14 hits. Se-
niors Ritchie Price and Milner
led the way, going 3-for-5 and
2-for-4, respectively. Land was
the best young Jayhawk at the
plate, going 2-for-2, including
his home run, with one run and
three RBI. His replacement, ju-
nior Ross Kelling, went 1-for-1
with a two-run home run of his
Those are the words you
wait to hear all day, Kelling
said, about Price giving him the
opportunity to enter the game.
You get out to an early lead and
then you just hope that he calls
you off the bench and you get to
go do your thing.
see YoUTH on pAge 5B
y goal is to get
everybody on the
roster in. Usually the rule
in baseball is when your
starters get a couple of
knocks, you get them out
of the ballgame
Ritch Price
Kansas baseball coach
2b The UniversiTy Daily Kansan ThUrsDay, april 20, 2006 sporTs
nSoftball vs. Creighton, 2 p.m.,
Arrocha Ballpark
nSoftball vs. Creighton, 4 p.m.,
Arrocha Ballpark
Player to
watch: Ashley
Kansas coach
Tracy Bunge
moved the se-
nior outfielder
into the start-
ing lineup on
Sunday against
Texas Tech.
Goodrich went
1-for-3 in her starting role.
nTrack, Kansas Relays, all day,
Memorial Stadium
nBaseball vs. Kansas State, 7
p.m., Hoglund Ballpark
nTrack, Kansas Relays, all day,
Memorial Stadium
nSoftball vs. Texas, 12:30 p.m.,
Arrocha Ballpark
nTennis at Texas A&M, 1:30
p.m., College Station, Texas
nBaseball at Kansas State, 2
p.m., Manhattan
nTrack, Kansas Relays, all day,
Memorial Stadium
nRowing at Minnesota/Boston,
10 a.m., St. Paul, Minn.
nSoftball vs. Texas, noon, Ar-
rocha Ballpark
nTennis at Texas, noon, Austin,
nBaseball at Kansas State, 1
p.m., Manhattan
nMens golf vs. Colorado, all
day, Tulsa, Okla.
n Soccer vs. Blue Valley Stars
U15 Boys, 5:30 p.m., Jayhawk
Soccer Complex
nBaseball vs. Southeast Mis-
souri, 3 p.m., Kansas City, Mo.
nMens golf vs. Colorado, all
day, Tulsa, Okla.
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By Drew Davison
kansan sportswriter
Editors note: This is part
two of a two-part series on the
Big 12 Conference football off-
season. Listed below is a focus
on Kansas Big 12 North foes.
(8-4 overall, 4-4 Big 12 Conference)
The Cornhuskers fnished
the season well with an Alamo
Bowl victory against Michigan,
32-28. Coach Bill Callahan is
entering his third season at Ne-
braska and his team appears to
be the favorite to win the Big 12
North. They will need running
backs Mar-
lon Lucky
and Cody
Glenn to fll
the shoes of
Cory Ross.
Look for Zac
Taylor to
have a good season as quarter-
back for Nebraska.
Fridays spring game drew
about 58,000 fans to Memorial
Callahan said his team had
to step it up and take it to an-
other level next season. Were
embarking on a new season, he
said. This will be an interesting
year. There is no doubt about
Kansas will play Nebraska
Sept. 30 in Lincoln, Neb.
Kansas State
(5-6, 2-6 Big 12 Conference)
Ron Prince is the new leader
for the Wild-
cats this year
after Bill Sny-
der retired
last season.
The Wildcats
were the only
team from the Big 12 North not
bowl eligible, and Prince wants
to start from scratch, beginning
with implementation of his off-
season program.
K-State will hold its spring
game this weekend, and the
question surrounding the Wild-
cats is at the quarterback posi-
tion, which has returners Allan
Evridge and Dylan Meier as
well as incoming freshman Josh
Freeman all competing for the
starting spot.
All quarterbacks here are
talented, have mobility, and they
can make throws. Prince said.
Were going to see which one
can lead the best.
The quarterback position
is not the only position open.
Across the board, every single
player is going to have a chance
to compete for playing time,
Prince said.
The Jayhawks will play the
Wildcats Nov. 18 in Memorial
(7-5, 4-4 Big 12 Conference)
To end last season, Missouri
came back from a 21-point defcit
to defeat South Carolina in the
Independence Bowl. However,
Brad Smith is no longer at Mis-
souri, so the
Tigers will
rely on a new
C h a s e
Daniel had
a very good
spring. He is
a confdent quarterback, loves
to play and a heck of a competi-
tor, coach Gary Pinkel said.
Sophomore tight end Chase
Coffman had six catches during
the Black and Gold spring scrim-
mage. Defensively, Xzavie Jack-
son and Stryker Sulak both had
sacks during the scrimmage.
Overall, I felt we had a good
spring, very pleased with the ef-
fort and attitude of our football
team, Pinkel said.
Kansas takes on Missouri
Nov. 25 in Columbia, Mo.
Iowa State
(7-5, 4-4 Big 12 Conference)
The Cyclones fnished last
season losing
the Houston
Bowl 27-
24 to TCU.
Bret Meyer
returns for
Iowa State
and had an impressive spring
game, completing 20-of-25 pass-
es for 249 yards and two touch-
Meyer leads with such pas-
sion. He has all the intangibles,
coach Dan McCarney said.
McCarney said his team made
a lot of progress this spring. We
ended things on a good note,
good spring game, he said.
Kansas plays at Iowa State
Nov. 4.
(7-6, 5-3 Big 12 Conference)
Dan Hawkins is the new
coach at
Col or a do,
r e p l a c i n g
fred Gary
B a r n e t t .
H a w k i n s
said the team
still had a lot
of work to do during the sum-
mer, but he liked his teams at-
Last year, senior Joel Klatt led
the Buffaloes as quarterback.
Quarterbacks James Cox, Ber-
nard Jackson and Brian White
are competing for the starting
spot Klatts graduation left open.
Well worry about naming a
starting quarterback in the fall,
Hawkins said.
Kansas plays Colorado on
Oct. 28 at Memorial Stadium.
Edited by Vanessa Pearson
Big 12 North starting lineups unsettled
t Football
Duke lacrosse players attorney says no chance for plea
The associaTeD Press
DURHAM, N.C. An attor-
ney for one of two Duke Uni-
versity lacrosse players charged
with raping a stripper at a team
party on Wednesday strongly
rejected any sort of deal with
prosecutors, again proclaiming
his clients innocence.
I dont think there is any
chance in hell that there will be
a guilty plea, attorney Bill Cot-
ter said. My clients case is ei-
ther going to be dismissed by the
D.A. or go to trial.
Cotter represents Collin
Finnerty, who along with fel-
low sophomore Reade Selig-
mann was indicted Monday
on charges of frst-degree rape,
sexual offense and kidnapping.
Each posted $400,000 bond af-
ter their pre-dawn arrests early
Tuesday, and both were released
within hours.
School offcials have de-
clined to say whether it plans to
discipline either of the players,
although they have noted the
university has historically sus-
pended students charged with a
Cotter said Wednesday that
Finnerty, of Garden City, N.Y.,
had left Durham, although he
wouldnt say where he went. At-
torney Kirk Obsborn, represent-
ing Seligmann, of Essex Fells,
N.J., declined to say whether his
client had been suspended.
Seligmann and his father
spent much of Wednesday
working from the law offce of
attorney Robert Ekstrand, who
represents dozens of uncharged
lacrosse players.
District Attorney Mike Ni-
fong, who has not granted inter-
views in weeks and said Tuesday
he planned to make no com-
ments about the case outside
the courtroom, has said he still
hoped to link a third man to the
alleged attack.
He did not return calls
Wednesday seeking comment
about that effort, or about
searches by Durham police
Tuesday night of Seligmanns
and Finnertys dorm rooms.
Warrants authorizing the
searches had not been returned
to the court clerks or magistrates
offce by Wednesday evening.
I can imagine they never
quit investigating, but I think its
unusual to be executing search
warrants after theyve indicted,
Cotter said.
Defense attorneys have said
they have time-stamped photos
from the party, bank records,
cell phone calls and a taxi driv-
ers statement to support Selig-
manns claim of innocence.
A person close to the case
told The Associated Press on
Wednesday that the cell phone
records show Seligmann called
for a taxi at 12:14 a.m., and that
according to sworn testimony
he left in the taxi at 12:19 a.m.
The bank records show he
stopped at an ATM fve minutes
later, the person said.
uy clients case
is either going to
be dismissed by the D.A. or
go to trial.
Bill Cotter
Duke lacrosse players attorney
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continued from 1B
On the mound, freshman
lefty Nick Czyz put together his
second productive outing in a
row. Czyz pitched fve innings
and allowed just two unearned
runs on four scattered hits and
two walks. Czyz struck out fve
In relief, a few of Kansas
other inexperienced pitchers
kept Tabor hitters at bay. Fresh-
man left-hander Ryan Anthony,
sophomore right-hander Matt
Lane and junior right-hander
Ryotaro Hayakawa allowed just
two runs in four innings on six
hits and one walk.
Were just trying to get ev-
erybody in there, get some ex-
perience, some at-bats, Milner
said. Its a good midweek game
before K-State.
The Jayhawks will need to
continue to work together if
they want an NCAA tourna-
ment bid.
If Kansas gets an NCAA Re-
gional bid this season, one key
reason will be the Jayhawks
ability to win the games on its
schedule that, on paper, they
should win.
Thats what we need down
the stretch, senior outfelder
Gus Milner said. We need ev-
erybody clicking on all cylin-
ders, especially if were trying
to do something special toward
the end of the year.
Early nonconference losses
have hurt the Jayhawks before.
In 2005, Kansas lost games to
Northern Colorado and Aus-
tin Peay. Turning those two
losses into victories would
have given the 2005 Jayhawks
38 victories and a much more
attractive NCAA Regional r-
This season, the Jayhawks
got an early wake-up call as to
how easily teams could sneak
up on opponents that didnt
come ready to play each time
they took the feld. In the fnal
game of the Hawaii-Hilo series
on Feb. 4, the Jayhawks fell to
the Vulcans, 8-6. Kansas hasnt
overlooked a non-conference
opponent since.
Those games, when you lose
to a team thats under .500 or
has a low RPI, those are dev-
astating to your program when
you play in a major conference
like we do, Kansas coach Ritch
Price said.
Three weeks later, Kansas
faced Belmont and Lipscomb in
the Music City Challenge and,
despite being the teams fourth
road trip in as many weeks, the
Jayhawks came out on top in
both games.
The Jayhawks frst four
games of March were a three-
game set against Western Illi-
nois, and a midweek meeting
with Baker. Kansas won all
four games, outscoring the two
teams 33-9.
Edited by Meghan Miller
continued from 1B
Once you get up nine or 10
runs, then the umpires zones
start getting a little bigger.
Theres more alcohol and stuff
like that, senior outfelder Gus
Milner said jokingly.
Milner went 2-for-4 with an
RBI on the night.
Its like any other game,
Milner said. If you watch a
football game on TV and its 45-
0, you kind of turn it off. So the
tough parts staying in focus and
getting it over with.
By games end, only four Jay-
hawks starters remained in the
Kansas kicks off its in-state
rivalry series against Kan-
sas State on Friday at Ho-
glund Ballpark. Saturday and
Sundays match-ups will be
played in Manhattan.
Baseball notes:
n Although Kansas has beaten
its last two opponents hand-
ily, outscoring Missouri State
and Tabor by a combined 33-
11, the Jayhawks tallied only
nine more total hits than the
Bears and Blue Jays.
Edited by Timon Veach
Tabor College 4 (14-21)
Player AB R H RBI
J. Craig, c 3 0 0 0
J.D. Poplin, 2b 5 0 3 3
K. Peterson, cf 4 0 0 0
C. Miles, 1b 4 0 1 0
C. Hillman, ss/3b 3 1 2 1
T. McKim, dh 3 0 0 0
T. Schafer, ph/ss 1 0 0 0
E. LiCalsi, lf 1 0 0 0
J. Cooper, ph/lf 3 1 1 0
T. Bauerle, 3b/p 3 1 1 0
S. Kosugi, ph 1 0 0 0
J. Ball, rf 4 1 2 0
Totals 35 4 10 4
Win: Czyz (2-1)
Kansas 14 (27-15)
Player AB R H RBI
B. Simpson, lf 3 3 2 1
N. Faunce, lf 2 0 0 0
R. Price, ss 5 1 3 2
M. Baty, cf 3 1 1 1
K. Murphy, cf 3 0 0 0
J. Schweitzer, 2b 4 2 1 2
G. Milner, rf 4 2 2 1
P. Land, 1b 2 1 2 3
R. Kelling, 1b 1 1 1 2
J. Ellrich, dh 5 0 1 0
B. Afenir, c 3 2 0 0
A. Spitzfaden, c 1 0 0 0
D. Parzyk, c 0 0 0 0
M. Berner, 3b 3 1 1 0
Totals 39 14 14 12
Loss: Villalovos (0-1)
Randall Sanders/KANSAN
Freshman pitcher Nick Czyz throws against Tabor College in the fourth in-
ning at Hoglund Ballpark Wednesday evening. Czyz tallied his second victory
of the campaign, giving the Jayhawks fve innings, allowing two runs on four
hits while walking two batters and striking out fve.
The AssociATed Press
MANHATTAN Junior col-
lege guard Blake Young, one
of the top remaining unsigned
players in the nation, signed a
national letter of intent Wednes-
day to play for Kansas State and
new coach Bob Huggins.
Young, a 6-foot-2 scorer from
Orlando, Fla., becomes the sec-
ond player to sign with Huggins
after 7-foot-3 center Jason Ben-
nett pledged his services last
Obviously, we are delighted
with the addi-
tion of Blake
to our team,
Huggins said
in a news re-
lease. I think
he will give us
that added di-
mension of be-
ing able to push
the ball up the
foor and create
easy baskets for
us. I also think
he can be a
tremendous de-
fender in the aggressive style we
want to play.
On top of that, hes a great
Young was third nationally
among junior college players in
scoring last year, averaging more
than 23 points per game and
leading Daytona Beach (Fla.)
Community College to a 25-5
Several recruiting services
listed him among the top 10 ju-
nior college players in the coun-
Blake is a very versatile
guard who has the ability to play
both guard spots, said Daytona
Beach coach Brad Underwood,
who played at Kansas State from
1984-86. He is what I describe
as freakishly athletic. He is very
diffcult to guard, which trans-
lates to any level.
Huggins took over at Kansas
State last month after turning
the Cincinnati Bearcats into a
national power during 16 some-
times-stormy years.
He had maintained contact
with Bennett, another Florida
product and the No. 5-ranked
center in the nation according
to, after Cincinnati
refused to extend Huggins four-
year contract rollover following
his arrest and conviction for
drunken driving in 2004.
That paid off when Bennett
signed a na-
tional letter of
intent on April
12, the frst day
of the spring
signing period.
As for Young,
Huggins joined
the fray a few
weeks ago
and beat out
the University
of Washing-
ton, Creighton
and St. Johns,
schools that had
been recruiting him for months.
Blakes athleticism allows
him to play almost anywhere in
the country, Underwood said.
He really saw the need at Kan-
sas State for a guard that could
really score the ball. Plus, he
wanted the opportunity to play
for coach Huggins.
The Wildcats fnished 15-13
last year but lose only one starter
and no backups who contribut-
ed signifcantly. Only little-used
guard Curtis Allen has defected
since Huggins arrival.
Several media outlets have
reported this week that Kenny
Williams, a 6-foot-8 junior
college forward who signed
with Kansas State in the fall,
will not have enough cred-
its to qualify for a Division I
tBig 12 BasketBall
K-State signs
new guard
lakes athleticism
allows him to play
almost anywhere in the
country. He really saw the
need at Kansas State for
a guard that could really
score the ball.
Brad Underwood
Daytona Beach coach
unce you get up
nine or 10 runs,
then the umpires zones
start getting a little bigger.
Theres more alcohol and
stuff like that.
Gus Milner
senior outfelderi
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positions. EOE.
Zarco 66 Inc. convenience stores & car-
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Outgoing, Energetic Person needed for
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KU Continuing Education has an opening
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for marketing and registration, preparing
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ference: cleaning up leftover materials and
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duties as needed. Must be a KU student
and able to work 2-3 hour time blocks at
least three times a week. To apply, please
complete the KU online application process
at: by May 3, 2006.
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Maintenance Workers
City of Lawrence
Now accepting applications for building
maintenance in Solid Waste dept. Must be
18 yrs of age w/dr lic & physical ability to lift
65lbs working in extreme temperatures.
This is a summer paint crew that will work
FTfor 10 wks (6am-2:30pm). For appls
and more info contact:
City Hall, Personnel
6 E 6th, Lawrence KS 66044
Nanny needed for 6 yr. old and 8 yr. old.
May live in or live out. Full time. May start
now or summer. Call Sima: 913-782-2171.
Need extra spending money? We have
full time and part time positions available
for those who want to make money in a fun,
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Applications accepted any time of day.
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735 Memory for sale. Keyboard and mouse
included. $550 218-9665
Loft bed for sale. Very good condition. Will
deliver for you. Only $100! Contact
Summer Work
The Southwestern company is looking for
5 more students to help run a business.
Make $700/week; gain experience; travel.
Contact Gina at gluedtke@southwestern.-
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100s of jobs available! Work outside, gain
leadership skills, advancement opportuni-
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Work outside, with other students, have
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Summer nanny for two children in Topeka.
Responsible and caring, includes light
chores. Must have transportation and
references. Contact Mike 785-250-8226
Teaching assistants needed at Brookcreek
Learning Center. Flexible hrs for summer.
Apply at 200 Mount Hope Ct.
785-865-0022 ext. 203
1999 Jeep Wrangler, $10,500, V6, Red,
Premium sound, 5 speed manual, 45,000
miles, soft top. Excellent condition- must
see. Call Andrew at 913-221-4234.
Cadillac. 1997 Catera. 125K miles, V6,
Blue. Bose stereo, 12 disc changer,
power roof, leather, $3000. Call
Car for Sale. Geo Prism, Fixable, will sell
parts, rims, $500 or best offer. Call
85 HONDAREBEL. Runs Great & Looks
Good. Some custom mods. Perfect
Lawrence & Campus Bike. Services this
winter. Good tires. $1,500.
(785) 318-0737
Teacher aids needed M-F. Varied hours.
Apply at Children's Learning Center.
205 N. Michigan. Hiring for summer or fall.
785-841-2185. EOE.
USD497 is currently accepting applications
for the Junior High After School Program
Group Leaders for the 2006-2007 school
year. Prefer prior experience with students
12-15 years old, but not required. Leaders
for drama, web design, art, fitness, science,
dance, and math tutors needed. Contact
person: Jennifer Ybarra 832-5026. Apply
on-line at or visit us at
110 McDonald Dr. Lawrence, KS. EOE.
Lawrence Gymnastics Academy is looking
for energetic, full & part time gymnastics
team coaches. Benefits & pay commensu-
rate w/experience. Call 865-0856.
Wanted: students with interest in helping
families with disabled individuals in the
home and community setting. After
school, evenings, and weekend hours.
Salary: $8/hr. Contact: Ken at Hands 2
Help, phone: 832-2515.
Work wanted; recent KU grad searching
for farm work as supplement to training for
Peace Corps. Emphasis on sustainability,
organic pref, open to any offer. Hard work-
ing FTavail. for summer 766-5459
Assist. teachers - all day, lunch, afternoons,
or sub as needed. Prefer center experience
and early ed courses. Sunshine Acres, 842-2223
$9 -17 hr Experienced Baby Sitters: Set
your hrs. / Awesome Wages Also: Special
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(913) 207-6260
1-2 students needed for p/t summer home-
care of autistic teen in Mission, KS.
$10/hr, for schedule and addl info, call
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Brand new Antik Jeans! Tags still on!
$280 value. Sell price $70. Size 27. Never
been worn! Call 402-490-1103 for details.
Couch for sale, $30. Off-white/cream col-
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Removable ball return, refelted
And new bumber rails. Great for
parties or practice. Must sell!!!
$250 OBO Call 785-550-4691
Student Summer Help Wanted. General
field work growing flowers, turf, and vegeta-
bles at K-State Research and Extension
Center west of Olathe in Johnson County.
Must have own transportation to site at
35125 W. 135th St., Olathe. $8/hr.
40 hrs/week. Call Terry at 913-856-2335
ext.102 or 816-806-3734.
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In a Class of its Own.
1336 Massachusettes, 4 BR 1 BAhouse,
avail Aug 1st. 1 YR lease. $1400/mo.
Wood floors, quiet and close-in to campus
and downtown. No smoking. 760-840-0487
2 Houses Close to Campus
Spacious 4 BRs Close to Campus W/D incl
only $1050 each, 1206 W. 20th Tr. &
2005 Mitchell. Call MPM 841-4935
2 BR duplex with garage, W/D hook-ups,
lease, no pets. Available now.
$450/month. Call 766-4663.
1, 2, 3, & 4 Apts. & Houses. Now leasing
for Summer & Fall. Swimming pool, KU
bus route, walk-in closets, cats OK www. Call 785-843-0011
Excellent locations! 1341 Ohio & 1104
Tennessee. 2 BR, C/A, D/W, W/D hook-
ups. $500/mo & $490/mo. Avail. August 1.
No pets. 785-842-4242.
Good Honest Value. 2 BR of 1 BR w/study.
On KU bus route, pool, exercise facility,
basketball court, FP, laundry facilities or
W/D hook-ups. On-site management and
maintenance, discounted cable. Call for
Specials. Eddingham Place Apartments,
one block east of 24th and Ousdahl,
3 BR, great location! 1801 Mississippi!
Hardwood floors, C/A. No pets. $660/mo.
Avail 08/01. Call 842-4242.
3 BRapart. 2901 University Dr. Newly
remodeled, all new appliances. Very spa-
cious. 1 1/2 BA. Fireplace, sky light, W/D
hookup, patio, garage, close to campus.
No smoking/pets. Rent $930
Call 748-9807
2 BR apt. in renovated old house near
10th and New York. Wood Floors, dish-
washer, ceiling fans, window a/c, antique
clawfoot tub w/ shower, new washer and
dryer, off street parking, cats ok, &689.
Call Jim and Lois at 841-1074.
1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 BR houses and apts. W/D.
Near downtown. Owner-managed. Price
$600-$1500+util. 785-842-8473
2 BR apt. in renovated older house. Avail-
able August. Small living room with wood
floors, ceiling fan, and window a/c.
Kitchen with range, refrigerator, and dish-
washer. Bedrooms have ceiling fans and
double closets. New washer & dryer, pri-
vate porch with swing, off street parking,
easy walk to KU and downtown. Cats ok,
$589 Call Jim and Lois at 841-1074.
3 BR 1 BAhouse for rent. Like new, hard-
wood floors, full clean basement w/ W/D
hookups, fenced yard, avail Aug 1.
$895/mo 749-3193
10th & Miss. Avail. 08/01. 1 block from sta-
dium. Off-street parking, W/D, share % of
utilities. Will consider cats. Large basement
studio apt. $360/mo. Also, a 3 BR/1 BAapt.
$825/mo. Call 331-6064 for appt.
2 BR apt avail in Aug. Btw campus and
downtown, close to GSP-Corbin. $300/ea.
No utilities or pets. Call 841-1207 or
1-4 BRhouses and apart in houses.
Close to KU. Some w/ wood floors, high
ceilings, free W/D use. Off street parking.
For Aug. $485-$1085. 785-841-3633
1 BR/1BAat Melrose Court. 14th & Ten-
nessee. $625/mo + utils. Will pay $50 of
your deposit. 913-523-5659
1BR/1BAStudio. $390. Close to bus
route. Pets OK. 508 Wisconsin. Call
218-3788 or 218-8254 or
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Put down a low deposit today and hold an
extra-large apartment for spring, summer,
or fall! We'll take care of you now so you
have no worries tomorrow! Park 25 Apart-
ments, 9A3, 2401 W. 25th, 842-1455
Small 2 BRapt. in renovated older house
on the quiet 1300 block of Vermont St.
Walk to KU. Avail August. Small living
room- larger bedrooms w/ vaulted ceilings.
Living room and bedrooms have ceiling
fans and window a/c. Dishwasher, private
deck, off street parking, cats ok, $550
Call Jim and Lois at 841-1074.
2 BRloft avail. Aug $550/mo. First
month-$250. W/D, low utilities, close to
campus. Matt 979-5587
Dont forget the
20% student discount
when placing a classified.
With proof of KUID
Spacious 2 BR + BA
Jefferson Way Townhomes
1 Car Garage & W/D Hookups
$710/Month MPM 841-4935
3-4 BR. town home available for fall, all
with 2 car garages. 2-4 baths available.
No pets. $930-$1700/month. Call
1 bedroom unfurn apt available June 1 at
Briarstone Apts. Great neighborhood near
KU at 1000 Emery. $515 per month. No
pets, on bus route, patio, DW, CA,
microwave, mini-blinds,ceiling fan, walk-in
closet. Call 749-7744
1 BR apartment in renovated older house,
near stadium, wood floors, window A/C,
ceiling fans, off street parking, cats ok,
$475, call Jim and Lois at 841-1074.
Roommates wanted in a cooperative living
environment. Learn how to make your own
housing affordable. 841-0484
Very close to KU, clean 3 BR 2 BAcondo
avail now. Kitch appliances, W/D, laundry
rm, balcony, great price 913-220-5235
Sublease anytime through 7/28. Tri-level
3 BR, 1.5 Bath, W/D. Very close to KU/
downtown. $265/mo, at 1131 Ohio
Sublease, June 1- July 31st, $315/mo.,
mstr. bedroom, jack/jill- shared shower/tub,
separate vanity. Call 913-638-1339 for
Summer sublease available, May to 7/28.
2 BR, 1.5 Bath. Rent $530. Perfect for
summer students. 837 Michigan.
Summer sublease available. Roommates
needed to share a 3 BR 2 BAcondo near
campus. W/D included $300 including util.
Studio, 1, 2, 3 BR apartments near KU.
750 sq ft., 2 BR residential/office. Room,
possible exchange for labor. 841-6254
Studio, 1, 2 & 3 BR
W/D included or W/D Hook-ups
California Apartments
$199 Security Deposit
MPM 841-4935
Near Campus
1, 2 & 3 BR starting at $450
W/D included
Woodward Apartments
$199 Security Deposit
MPM 841-4935
Upscale Condo
3 BR/2 BA
Washer/Dryer included
927 Emery Rd.
MPM 841-4935 ask for Wendy
Available now! 2 BR apartment next to
campus at Jayhawk Apartments. 1030
Missouri. $600/mo, $600 deposit. August
leases also available. Call 556-0713.
Avail. May, June, or Aug. Spacious
remolded, quiet 1 BR's, C/A, balcony. 9th &
Emery. No pets/smoking. Starting at
$330/mo plus utilities. Call 841-3192.
Awesome location 922 Tennessee St. 3
BR 2 full BA. W/D included. Available Aug.
1st. No pets. 785-393-1138.
2BR/1BAduplex $650. 1 BLOCK TO KU.
W/D Hookups. Hardwood Flrs. 1824-6
Arkansas. Call 218-3788 or 218-8254 or
2BR/1BAduplex $650. 1 BLOCK TO KU.
W/D. Pets OK. 1226 W 19th. Avail 8/1.
Call 218-8254 or 218-3788
Very nice condo. 3 BR, 2 BA, washer and
dryer in unit, close to campus, only $269
per person. Call Eli at 785-841-4470.
3 BR, 2 BAhouse, study loft, wood floors,
$1175.00/mo, 1047 Rhode Island
3 BR, 1 BAhouse, carpeting,
$1075.00/mo, 117 E. 11th St, both have
Washer/Dryer, DW, Both available August,
Shown by appt. only: 841-2040
For Rent - 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Townhouse
Newly renovated, KU bus route
2915 University Dr., $945/mo. W/D
Call Ron at 913-449-9995
Newer 4 BR townhome with all appliances
avail Aug 1. $1,200/mo. Owner managed.
at 2723 Harrison. Call 620-365-6461 ask
for Jeff, Bill, or Jim A.
Best Deal!
Nice, quiet, well kept 2 BR apartments.
Appliances, CA, low bills and more! No
pets, no smoking. $405/mo. 841-6868
Avail Mid-May 2/BR 950 sq. ft. $530/mo.
All electric, pets allowed, close to campus,
on the KU bus route. 913-302-6935
or 913-669-2296
3 BR/2BA. $850. 1 Block to KU @ College
Hill Condos. W/D. Avail 8/1. 785-218-3788
Close to campus 1 BR apartment in
Victorian house. 1100 Louisana, $450,
available June 1st/Aug 1st. No pets.
Classifieds Policy: The Kansan will not knowingly accept any advertisement for
housingor employment that discriminates against any personor groupof persons based
on race, sex, age, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or disability. Fur-
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All real estate advertisinginthis newspaper is subject tothe Federal Fair HousingAct
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intention, to make any suchpreference, limitationor discrimination.
Our readers are hereby informed that all jobs and housing advertised inthis newspa-
per are available onanequal opportunity basis.
In a Class of its Own.
9 BR, 4 BAhouse, recently remodeled,
located at 1008 Tennessee. Avail. Aug 1st.
Lawrence Property Management.
Now leasing 2 & 3 BR's. 785-832-8728.
2 BR, 1116 Tennessee, 1137 Indiana,
1303 E 25th Terrace, 2513 Winterbrook Dr,
$550-$665/mo, 842-2569
2BR/1BAduplex $575 W/D Hookups Pets
OK 715 Conn. Avail 8/1.Call 218-8254 or
3 BR, 2 BA, garage, all appl, CA, FP, W/D,
gazebo, May 1st, 1907 W. 3rd Terrace,
$825/mo., 913-768-1347.
3BR/2BAduplex $750. Close to KU. W/D
Hookups. Pets OK. 742-4 Missouri. Avail
8/1. Call 218-3788 or 218-8254 or
1021 Rhode Island. Avail. now or 08/01.
Large 1 BR apts w/appliances. Off-street
parking. 1 block from downtown. Free
W/D, secure, safe, & quiet. Cats consid-
ered. $495/mo + util. 331-6064 for appt.
1 BR small cute attic apt. in renovated
older house, d/w, window A/C wood
floors, cats ok, on quiet 1300 block of
Vermont St. $459. Walk to KU. Call Jim
and Lois 841-1074.
Good Honest Value. 1, 2, &3 BR, Park like
setting. Pool, exercise facility, large floor
plans. FP, laundry facilities or W/D hook-
ups. On-site management and mainte-
nance. No gas bills. Call for specials.
Quail Creek Apartments, 2111 Kasold,
Enjoy a panoramic view of Lawrence from
your well maintained, spacious, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath condo. Rent is only $825.00
with water and trash paid. Featuring a
fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, on
the KU bus route, or enjoy a short 5
minute walk to class or downtown. For a
showing call 842-6264 or 865-8741
evening & weekends.
Female KU student seeking a female
roommate for August move-in. 2 story
Parkway Townhome, 2 BR, 2 BA. Call
913-485-9353 after 7:30 PM.
Seeking responsible person to share part
of East Lawrence home. 2 rooms available,
$350 and $250/mo. DSLinternet, utilities
included. No smoking. 841-2829.
1 BR avail. W/D included. 1 block from
campus. Sublease anytime thru 7/78.
Off-street parking. Great location. Price
negotiable. Call 913-302-4152
1 BR SUBLEASE-low rent/fall
semester/flex lease date/low utilities/close
to campus/spacious corner apt/ Call Any-
time! (will neg on price) 618-304-2603
2 BR, 1 BAapartment at Briarstone, sub-
lease for summer from May 21st-Aug 1st.
Clean, quiet, 10 min. walk to campus. Call
Michaela at 317-373-3844.
2 summer subleases available, possible
fall lease. 4 BR house. W/D; patio.
$325/month + utilities. NO DEPOSIT!
Call Nicole 785-766-4641
2 Female KU students seeking roommate
for furnished 3BR, 2 bath home located
near 24th & Kasold. Cable, internet, W&D
provided. $350/mo includes utilities. Call
785-393-9291 or 785-841-2596.
1 BR apartment at Highpointe. $595/mo.
W/D included. Available June 1st. Call
Monica at 913-915-0557
1 BR apartment at Parkway Commons.
Available June 1-July 31. W/D included.
$650/mo Call 913-269-5587. Ask for Eryn
Attn seniors, grad students. 2 BR quiet
house, real nice, close to campus, hard
wood floors, lots of windows, no smok-
ing/pets. Avail. 6/1. 832-8909 or 331-5209
Attention senior grad students, real nice,
spacious 3, 4, 5 BR houses close to KU.
Hardwood floors, no smoking/pets
832-8909 or 331-5209
3BR/2BA. $1100. Newer West Lawrence
Home. W/D Hookups. Pets OK. 4832
Tempe. Call 218-8254 or 218-3788 or
Two 3 BR houses avail. Aug. 1st.
1312 W. 19th Ter. and 1428 W. 19th Ter.
Both $990/mo. Washer/Dryer, no pets.
Small 2 BR renovated turn of century
house with office/study room. Avail
August. On the quiet 1300 block of Ver-
mont St. Walk to KU. Wood floors, ceiling
fans, dishwasher, efficient central air, off
street parking, patio area, tiny dogs ok,
$860. Call Jim and Lois at 841-1074.
Small, 3 BR renovated turn of century
House. Avail August. On the quiet block of
Vermont St. Walk to KU. Wood floors, ceil-
ing fans, dishwasher, efficient central air,
off street parking, patio area, tiny dogs ok,
$860 Call Jim and Lois at 841-1074.
Live at the lake! 2 bedroom/1 bath house
at Lake Perry for sale. Only 25 minutes
from campus $88,500. Call Carolyn at
Attn seniors, grad students. 1 and 2 BR
duplex, quiet, real nice, close to campus,
hard wood floors, lots of windows, no
smoking/pets. Avail. 8/1 832-8909 or
Walk to Class
1025 Mississippi
Remodeled 1 & 2 BRs
Starting at $525 w/ Water Pd.
MPM 841-4935
1 BRsublease avail Fall semester of '06
1223 Ohio St. Very close to campus
and downtown. W/D, parking.
Affordable-$370/mo + util. Call Andy
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We needed to do a better
job of playing quicker and more
consistently, said Kansas coach
Mark Francis.
The KCFC players held a no-
ticeable size advantage against
Kansas. On several occasions,
the smaller Kansas players were
knocked to the ground by their
more powerful opponents.
It was frustrating losing, but
these guys are just so much stron-
ger and faster and more physical,
junior Holly Gault said. Were
not going to see any NCAA teams
that are like them.
Despite the loss, the Jayhawks
looked at the positive side of
Wednesdays game.
The progress the team has
made is just incredible, said
Francis. The defenders are feel-
ing more comfortable and have
a better understanding of how
each other play.
The Kansas soccer team will
fnish the spring schedule at the
Jayhawk Soccer Complex Mon-
day against the Blue Valley Stars
Under-15 team.
Edited by Vanessa Pearson
Look, but dont touch
New York Knicks Maurice Taylor is fouled by New Jersey Nets Scott Padgett, left, during the fourth quarter of their
NBA game Wednesday night in East Rutherford, N.J. The Knicks beat the Nets, 90-83.
Pitcher makes it to
Royals spring training
CHICAGO Kansas City
Royals pitcher Zack Greinke,
who left the team in spring
training to go home where
reports say he was seeing a
sports psychologist, has re-
ported to the teams extended
spring training in Surprise,
Greinke, who was 5-17
last season in 33 starts, left
spring training suddenly
on Feb. 25 and returned to
his Orlando, Fla., home. He
reported to Surprise on Tues-
day and worked out. When
he will return to the Royals is
not yet certain.
The Associated Press
he progress this
team has made is
just incredible. The de-
fenders are feeling more
comfortable and have a
better understanding of
how each other play.
Mark Francis
Kansas soccer coach
By Evan KafaraKis
kansan sportswriter
The 79th Annual Kan-
sas Relays could go down
in history as the meet that
breaks the attendance mark.
With strong match ups from
the high school level to the pro-
fessional level, the entertainment
factor could bring in a record
number of fans, one that the
Kansas Relays havent seen since
1972 when Jim Ryun ran the mile
in a time of 3:57.1 in front of a
crowd of 32,000 people.
A great track meet draws
a great crowd, and to draw a
great crowd, a meet must assure
people that they will be enter-
tained, Kansas Relays meet di-
rector Tim Weaver said.
With celebrity names of the
track and feld world such as Jus-
tin Gatlin, Maurice Greene and
Allyson Felix, the GOLDZONE
II should be quite an experience.
There are only so many
household names in track and
feld. The fact that many of them
will be in Memorial Stadium on
April 22 speaks to the strength
of the Kansas Relays and the
reputation that the local fans
are getting around the world.
Athletes want to go where the
crowds are, Weaver said.
Shawn Crawford, Olympic gold
medalist in the 200-meter dash,
said on the Memorial Stadium
track after some practice runs, that
he feeds off of the crowd.
Athletes get hyped with the
energy the crowd brings, Craw-
ford said.
Many of these athletes said
they used the Kansas Relays to
prep for their seasons
around the
Top match
ups will be found
not only within the
G O L D -
ZONE II, but
in the colle-
giate events
as well,
w h e r e
pride will
be on the
Ki cki ng
off the colle-
giate side of
the Relays
will be the
and mens
t h r o w
f e a t ur-
ing a
of Jay-
w h o
a r e
off of
s e t t i n g
Freshman Zlata
Tarasova set the
Kansas womens
hammer record at
the Texas Relays
April 14.
Last weekend,
Tarasova broke
that record at the Mesa
Classic with a toss of 199 feet,
11 inches.
Also competing in the event
will be new Kansas hammer
throw distance holder Egor
The sophomore from Togliatti,
Russia crushed former Jayhawk
Scott Russells previous hammer
record by more than 10 feet.
Agafonovs heave of 228-6
broke the old record of 218-5
moving him into fourth on the na-
tional performance list.
Also competing in the mens
hammer throw will be Kansas
senior Sheldon Battle.
Battles personal best this
season in the hammer has been
Not to be overlooked by Aga-
fonov and Battle is the 2-time
Kansas Relay hammer throw
champion, Nick Welihozkiy.
Keeping in the feld side of
the match ups, Battle will com-
pete against former Missouri
athlete Christian Cantwell, a
World, U.S. and NCAA champi-
on, and Kansas States senior TJ
Staab, a Junior Olympic cham-
On the track will be a 100-
meter dash of 111 competi-
tors whose personal bests are
within a second of one an-
Finishing the Kansas Relays will
be Main Event, featuring Maurice
Greenes 4x100-meter dash squad,
HSI, against Justin Gatlins relay
squad, Sprint Capitol.
With the weather predicted
to be perfect all weekend long,
Weaver said the environment
should be good for everyone.
Even if you dont know
track, the Kansas Relays will be
a great meet to watch.
Kansas track and feld head
coach Stanley Redwine said
he wanted the student body to
come check out the only home
meet the team has this outdoor
Much like the saying, if you
build it, they will come the
Kansas Relays are built to en-
The meet has been built, now
the fans must come.
Edited by Meghan Miller page 1c thursday, april 20, 2006
kansas relays
kansas relays
By annE WEltmEr
kansan staff writer
ob Nelly Nelson is a
world traveler, but for
the past 66 years, the
only place hes wanted to be is
sitting in Allen Fieldhouse or
Memorial Stadium watching the
Nelson has been to most of
the Kansas Relays to watch
the track team
perform. To-
day, Friday, and
Saturday, many
Jayhawk fans
like Nelson will
gather to watch
the Jayhawks
and other
world-class ath-
letes in the Uni-
versitys biggest
track meet.
Although Nelson has been at-
tending the Kansas Relays since
approximately 1940, he will
probably not be able to make it
this year for health reasons, his
wife Eleanor said.
Eleanor said Nelsons favorite
part of the relays was the atmo-
sphere the athletes brought to
Lawrence. He also enjoyed see-
ing all of his friends not only in
attendance, but in the events.
One of his favorite times was
when Olympic gold metalists
Jim Ryun and Al Oerter partici-
pated in the relays.
He went to more KU basket-
ball, track and football games
than any other Jayhawk except
Max Falkenstien, Eleanor said.
But Max got in free; Bob had
to pay, she added.
Ive always been a sports fan
through the years, Nelson said.
That could be the understate-
ment of the century.
As his nickname hints, The
Ol Jayhawk has missed very
few games, home or away, for
the Kansas
basketball and
football teams
since he moved
to Lawrence in
1939 to fnish
his senior year
in high school.
N e l s o n
doesnt only at-
tend games, but
also many of the
practices. For-
mer Kansas basketball coach Roy
Williams said Nelly would come
to practices with Dick Harp, KU
assistant basketball coach un-
der Phog Allen and then-Kansas
coach from 1956 to 1964.
see NeLsON ON page 3C
t preview
On your mark...
Relays to be
well worth
Anna Faltermeier/KANSAN
Bob Nelson, Lawrence resident, sits in his basement in front of some of the KU paraphernalia he has collected through decades of dedication to KU athletics.
Nelson made friends with several former KU athletes and coaches during his life, and remains friends with several today.
66 years of pride
in Kansas sports
Fans loyalty
test of time
e went to more KU
basketball, track
and football games than
any other Jayhawk except
Max Falkenstien.
Eleanor Nelson
Wife of Bob Nelson
t profile
Kansan fle photo
Sheldon Battle, Jamestown, NY senior, and member of the KU Track and
Field team, throws the hammer during practice on March 29 in the feld by
Memorial Stadium. Battle is competing in the hammer throw, discuss and
shot put in the Kansas Relays this year. He said he hoped to get a personal
best in each event.
By Evan KafaraKis
kansan sportswriter
This years Kansas Relays
are looking to
break the atten-
dance record of
Some of the
biggest names
in the track and
feld world com-
ing into Law-
rence for the
weekend. But
senior thrower
Sheldon Battle is taking the re-
lays as just another meet.
Im going through the same
preparations I would as if this
were a meet anywhere else,
Battle said.
Its the only home meet of the
season, and the time to show
what hes been working on all
But just another meet?
Battle said he did not want
to over think and over prepare
just because it was the Kansas
Relays. The Jamestown, N.Y.,
native said he was excited for
the Relays and more focused on
staying consistent in his tech-
My goals are to P.R. in every
event I compete in, Battle said,
about competing for a personal
record. I cant worry about
Battle will compete in the
collegiate hammer throw, the
discus throw and the shot put
Sheldon is a competitor,
Kansas track and feld coach
Stanley Redwine said. He has
the drive to compete at any lev-
Throughout his career, Battle
has been a big-time performer in
the hammer throw, discus and
shot put.
see BaTTLe ON page 3C
Battle ready
to succeed
April 20-22
Memorial Stadium
KU Students get in free
with valid KUID; $10 for
adults and $5 for students/
youth and seniors; chil-
dren under 5 years old are
admitted free. All seating is
general admission.
Main event
GOLDZONE II. Saturday,
April 22, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Mens Invite 4 x 100-meter
relays (Maurice Greene,
Lenard Schott, Kaaron
Conwright, Pierre Browne
vs. Justin Gatlin, Shawn
Crawford, Dwight Thomas,
Rodney Martin). The mens
main event will showcase
Maurice Greene and Justin
Gatlin, Both Olympic cham-
pions in the 100 meter
dash, facing off as anchors
of their respective 4 x 100-
meter relay teams.
The womens featured
100-meter race will feature
World Champions Alys-
son Felix and Muna Lee
and World Silver medalist
Rachelle Smith.
kansas relays
2C The UniversiTy Daily Kansan ThUrsDay, april 20, 2006 Kansas relays
F Hammer Events
11 a.m. Mens hammer throw
3 p.m. Womens hammer throw
F Distance Events
5 p.m. Womens unseeded 800-meter run
5:15 p.m. Mens unseeded 800-meter run
5:35 p.m. Womens unseeded 1500-meter run
5:45 p.m. Mens unseeded 1500-meter run
5:55 p.m. Mens unseeded 3000-meter steeple
6:10 p.m. Womens 3000-meter-run
6:20 p.m. Masters mile
6:30 p.m. Womens open 5K
7 p.m. Mens open 5K
7:30 p.m. Womens 5000-meter run
7:55 p.m. Mens 5000-meter run
8:35 p.m. Womens 10,000-meter run
9:20 p.m. Mens 10,000-meter run
FField Events
8 a.m. Girls javelin
8 a.m. Boys shot put
9:30 a.m. Boys pole vault
10 a.m. Girls high jump
11 a.m. Boys triple jump
11 a.m. Boys javelin
11:30 a.m. Womens shot put
Noon Womens triple jump
1:30 p.m. Mens pole vault
1:30 p.m. Womens high jump
2 p.m. Womens javelin
3 p.m. Mens shot put
4 p.m. Mens triple jump
4 p.m. Girls triple jump
5:00 p.m. Boys high jump
5:00 p.m. Mens javelin
5:30 p.m. Girls pole vault
6:30 p.m. Girls shot put
F Running Events
9 a.m. Girls four-mile relay
9:30 a.m. Boys four-mile relay
9:55 a.m. Girls shuttle hurdle relay
10:05 a.m. Womens shuttle hurdle relay
10:10 a.m. Boys shuttle hurdle relay
10:20 a.m. Mens shuttle hurdle relay
10:30 a.m. Girls 400-meter dash
10:45 a.m. Boys 400-meter dash
11:05 a.m. Womens 4 x 200-meter relay
11:15 a.m. Mens 4 x 200-meter relay
11:30 a.m. Girls 3200-meter run
11:45 a.m. Boys 3200-meter run
Noon KR for kids 4th grade relay
Opening ceremony and National Anthem
12:15 p.m, Girls 100-meter dash
12:30 p.m. Boys 100-meter dash
12:45 p.m. Womens 100-meter dash
1:05 p.m. Mens 100-meter dash
1:30 p.m. Womens 400-meter hurdles
1:45 p.m. Mens 400-meter hurdles
2:05 p.m. Boys 300-meter hurdles
2:25 p.m. Girls 300-meter hurdles
2:45 p.m. KR for kids 4th grade relay
2:50 p.m. Girls distance medley relay
3:05 p.m. Boys distance medley relay
3:20 p.m. Womens distance medley relay
3:35 p.m. Mens distance medley relay
3:50 p.m. Womens 400-meter dash
4:05 p.m. Mens 400-meter dash
4:25 p.m. Girls 4 x 100-meter relay
4:55 p.m. Boys 4 x 100-meter relay
5:25 p.m. Womens 4 x 100-meter relay
5:45 p.m. Mens 4 x 100-meter relay
6:05 p.m. Community 4 x 100-meter relay
6:10 p.m. Girls 800-meter run
6:20 p.m. Boys 800-meter run
6:30 p,m. Mens steeplechase
6:45 p.m. Womens steeplechase
7 p.m. Girls 4 x 400-meter relay
7:25 p.m. Boys 4 x 400-meter relay
7:50 p.m. Womens 4 x 400-meter relay
8:10 p.m. Mens 4 x 400-meter relay
8:30 p.m. Womens four-mile relay
8:55 p.m. Mens four-mile relay
FField Events
8 a.m. Boys discus
10:30 a.m. Womens pole vault
10:45 a.m. Womens discus
11 a.m. Mens high jump
11 a.m. Boys long jump
11 a.m. Mens long jump
1:30 p.m. Girls discus
3 p.m. Girls long jump
3 p.m. Womens long jump
2 p.m. Mens Invitational Pole Vault
3 p.m. Mens Inviatational Shot
3:30 p.m. Womens Invitational Pole Vault
4 p.m. Mens discus
FRunning Events
9 a.m. Boys 110-meter hurdles
9:15 a.m. Mens 110-meter hurdles
9:35 a.m. Girls 100-meter hurdles
9:50 a.m. Womens 100-meter hurdles
10:10 a.m. Girls sprint medley relay
10:30 a.m. Boys sprint medley relay
10:50 a.m. Womens sprint medley relay
11:05 a.m. Mens sprint medley relay
11:25 a.m. Masters 4 x 100-meter relay
11:30 a.m. Grade school 4 x 100-meter relay
11:35 a.m. Girls 4 x 200-meter relay
11:50 a.m. Boys 4 x 200-meter relay
12:10 p.m. Girls two-mile relay
12:35 p.m. Boys two-mile relay
12:55 p.m. Womens two-mile relay
1:05 p.m. Mens two-mile relay
1:15 p.m. 200-meter joggling race
1:17 p.m. Masters 800-meter run
1:20 p.m. Hy-Vee Shopping Cart race
1:25 p.m. Youth 50-meter dash
Opening ceremony and National Anthem
2 p.m. Womens invitational 200-meter dash
2:05 p.m. Mens invitational 200-meter dash
2:10 p.m. Girls 100-meter hurdles
2:15 p.m. Womens 100-meter hurdles
2:20 p.m. Womens invitational 100-meter hurdles
2:25 p.m. Boys 110-meter hurdles
2:30 p.m. Mens 110-meter hurdles
2:35 p.m. Mens invitational 110-meter hurdles
2:40 p.m. Girls 100-meter dash
2:45 p.m. Womens 100-meter dash
2:50 p.m. Womens invitational 100-meter dash
2:55 p.m. Boys 100-meter dash
3 p.m. Mens 100-meter dash
3:05 p.m. Mens invitational 100-meter dash
3:10 p.m. Womens 800-meter run
3:15 p.m. Mens 800-meter run
3:20 p.m. Girls 4 x 100-meter Sunfower Showdown
3:25 p.m. Girls 4 x 100-meter relay
3:30 p.m. Boys 4 x 100-meter Sunfower Showdown
3:35 p.m. Boys 4 x 100-meter relay
3:40 p.m. Womens 4 x 100-meter relay
3:45 p.m. Mens 4 x 100-meter relay
3:50 p.m. Mens invitational mile
4 p.m. Womens 400-meter hurdles
4:05 p.m. Mens 400-meter hurdles
4:10 p.m. Mens invitational 400-meter hurdles
4:15 p.m. Girls 400-meter dash
4:20 p.m. Womens 400-meter dash
4:25 p.m. Womens invitational 400-meter dash
4:30 p.m. Boys 400-meter dash
4:35 p.m. Mens 400-meter dash
4:40 p.m. Mens invitational 400-meter dash
4:45 p.m. Womens 1500-meter run
4:50 p.m. Mens 1500-meter run
4:55 p.m. Womens Main Event - Invite 4 x 100
5 p.m. Mens Main Event Invite 4 x 100
5:20 p.m. Masters 100-meter dash
5:25 p.m. Girls 1600-meter run
5:40 p.m. Boys 1600-meter run
5:55 p.m. Girls 4 x 400-meter Sunfower Showdown
6 p.m. Girls 4 x 400-meter relay
6:05 p.m. Boys 4 x 400-meter Sunfower Showdown
6:10 p.m. Boys 4 x 400-meter relay
6:15 p.m. Womens 4 x 400-meter relay
6:20 p.m. Mens 4 x 400-meter relay
t business
Local economy sees dollar signs
By Michael PhilliPs
Kansan staff writer
The return of the Gold Zone will
mean the return of the Green Zone
for area merchants as they cash in on
the Kansas Relays.
Last years Relays brought an extra
$4 million into the Lawrence-area
economy, according to Bob Sanner
of the Lawrence Chamber of Com-
There will be about 6,000 athletes
traveling to Lawrence to participate,
and last year an additional 25,000
fans were in attendance. Because
the Relays take place over an entire
weekend, local hotels will see an in-
crease in business.
Typically during Relays weekend
the hotels in Lawrence are sold out,
Sanner said. Its not uncommon for
people to be forced into Johnson
County once the Lawrence rooms
are all booked.
In 2003 the chamber calculated
1,147 hotel rooms in Lawrence.
Fans who dont yet have a room
should call hotels to check for last-
minute cancellations.
The $4 million impact is based on
calculations of how much the aver-
age person spends while in Law-
rence. Sanner said some of the visi-
tors will spend the weekend, while
others will make a day trip.
This will be the 79th installment
of the Relays. Last year drew the
second-biggest crowd in the events
Meet director Tim Weaver said
earlier this month that his goal was
to break the attendance record of
30,000, which was set in 1972 when
Jim Ryun competed in the Relays.
The University profts less than
the community from the event, be-
cause of appearance fees paid to
bring in top athletes. In addition, the
University only takes in money from
ticket sales and concessions at Me-
morial Stadium.
Tickets to the event are $10 for
adults and $5 for children. Stu-
dents will be admitted for free with
The Gold Zone portion of the
event is scheduled to run between 2
and 5 p.m. Saturday.
Edited by Kathryn Anderson
Relays expected
to bring visitors,
revenue to town
ts not uncommon for
people to be forced into
Johnson County once the Law-
rence rooms are all booked.
Bob Sanner
Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Olympians spotlighted
Sprinters Greene, Gatlin headline superstar lineup
n inforMation gathered By evan KafaraKis n
Maurice Greene

Event: 4 x 100-meter relay

Height: 5 feet, 9 inches
Weight: 180 pounds
Quick hits: 2000 Olympic
100-meter and 4 x 100-
meter relay gold medalist.
2004 Olympic 100 meter
bronze medalist and 4 x
100-meter relay silver med-
alist. Three-time world 100-meter cham-
pion. One of the greatest sprinters of all
time. Started running track at 8 years old.
Shawn Crawford
Event: 4 x 100-meter relay
Height: 5 feet, 11 inches
Weight: 165 pounds
Quick hits: 2004 Olympic
200-meter gold medalist.
Olympic 4 x 100-meter sil-
ver medalist. Participated
in Fox Televisions show
Man vs. Beast in 2003.
Raced against a zebra and giraffe. Defeated
the giraffe.
Brian Lewis
Event: 100-meter dash
Height: 5 feet, 8 inches
Weight: 158 pounds
Quick Hits: 2000 Olympic
4 x 100-meter relay gold
medalist. 1999 World Out-
door Championship gold
medalist in the 4 x 100-me-
ter relay. Grew up playing
baseball, but didnt make his high schools
varsity team, so he went out for the track
Michelle Burgher
Event: 400-meter dash
Height: 5 feet, 8 inches
Weight: 148 pounds
Quick hits: A bronze medal-
ist in the 4 x 400-meter
relay at the 2004 Olympic
games in Athens, Greece,
with the Jamaican team.
She conducts coaching
clinics and talks for school children. Her
ambition is to become a pediatric psy-
Allyson Felix
Event: 100-meter dash
Height: 5 feet, 6 inches
Weight: 125 pounds
Quick Hits: 2005 World
Outdoor 200-meter dash
champion. Two-time USA
Outdoor 200-meter cham-
pion. 2004 Olympic silver
medalist in the 200-meter
dash. At the age of 19 Felix won her frst
World Championships Gold.
Crystal Cox
Event: 200-meter dash
Height: 6 feet, 3 inches
Weight: 175 pounds
Quick hits: 2004 Olympic 4
x 400-meter gold medalist.
2004 USA Indoor 200-me-
ter champion. Discussed
on NBCs Today Show
being an Olympic Mom
a sprinter and a mother.
Austra Skujyte
Event: long jump, shot
put and college 100-meter
Height: 6 feet, 2 inches
Weight: 176 pounds
Quick hits: 2004 Olympic
Silver in Heptathalon. 2004
World Indoor Champion-
ships Bronze medalist.
NCAA Champion 2001 and 2002. Dominant
during her collegiate career as a Kansas
State Wildcat in multi-event competitions.
Allen Johnson
Event: 4 x 100-meter relay
Height: 5 feet, 10 inches
Weight: 165 pounds
Quick hits: Seven-time U.S.
Outdoor champion in the
110-meter hurdles. 1996
Olympic gold medalist in
the 110-meter hurdles. A
four-time World Outdoor
champion and a three-time World Indoor
60-meter hurdles champion, as well as a
four-time U.S. Indoor champion. Quite the
resume for a ferce competitor who just
recently confessed that he is blind in his
left eye.
Justin Gatlin
Event: 4 x 100-meter relay
Height: 6 feet, 1 inch
Weight: 180 pounds
Quick hits: 2005 World
Outdoor 100-meter and
200-meter champion. 2004
Olympic 100-meter gold
medalist. 2004 200-meter
bronze medalist and 4
x 100-meter relay silver medalist. Colle-
giate star at the University of Tennessee,
winning six NCAA titles by the end of his
sophomore season.
Nick Hysong
Event: Pole Vault
Height: 6 feet, 1 inch
Weight: 180 pounds
Quick hits: 2000 Olympic
gold medalist in the pole
vault. 2001 World Outdoor
Championship bronze
medalist in the pole vault.
1995 US Indoor Champion.
Otis Harris
Event: 200-meter dash
Height: 6 feet, 1 inch
Weight: 165 pounds
Quick hits: 2004 Olympic
400-meter silver medalist.
2004 Olympic 4 x 400-me-
ter relay gold medalist.
Eight-time NCAA All-Amer-
ican at South Carolina
where he ended his collegiate career after
his junior season.
Torri Edwards
Event: 200-meter dash
Height: 5 feet, 4 inches
Weight: 127 pounds
Quick hits: 2003 World
outdoor 100-meter gold
and 200-meter silver med-
alist. 2003 World Outdoor
4 x 100-meter relay silver
medalist. 2003 US Outdoor
100-meter and 200-meter champion. 2000
Olympic Bronze medalist in the 4 x 100-
meter relay. Edwards established herself
as one of the worlds fnest womens
sprinters in recent years.
thursday, april 20, 2006 the university daily Kansan 3c Kansas relays
continued from page 1c
He earned All-America
honors in the shot put with
a second-place finish at the
NCAA championships in
He placed first in the dis-
cus and
the ham-
mer throw,
and sec-
ond in the
shot put
last year at
the Big 12
Ch a mp i -
B a t t l e
is ranked
third in
the nation
on the
com dan-
dy dozen
for the
shot put.
Although he may not like
the attention, Battle has ac-
cepted the role of being the
face of the Kansas track and
field team this season.
He has worked hard as a
senior and can challenge for
the title in any event at na-
tionals this summer.
After his days are over at
Kansas, Battle said he would
look to compete profession-
For now though, the focus
is on the Kansas Relays.
We want to showcase the
Kansas track and field teams
talent by being productive
and competing hard, Battle
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continued from page 1c
Williams said the two would
come to practice almost every
afternoon and sit in the bleach-
ers to watch. After about 30
minutes of practice, Williams
said, he and the players would
look up and see one leaning left
and the other leaning right. Wil-
liams joked that they liked to
take their afternoon naps in the
When people mention Bob
Nelsons name, it brings a smile
to my face, Williams said.
Williams said he frst met
Nelson on his frst day at the
University. After the press con-
ference introducing him as the
Kansas basketball coach in July
of 1988 at the Holidome, Wil-
liams said Nelson marched up
to him and said, They call me
the Old Jayhawker. From then
on, they became friends.
With Williams, Nelson con-
tinued his pre-game tradition
from Larry Browns coaching
tenure at the University. Before
each game, he waited at the tun-
nel where all of the players ran
out and shook hands with the
coach for good luck.
Nelson said while Williams
was at the University he got free
tickets to all of the away games.
The athletes got two free tickets
per player to each game, and
Williams made sure Nelson and
Eleanor got two of them each
Even since he moved to Cha-
pel Hill to coach at North Caro-
lina, Williams still sends Nelson
Christmas cards. Nelson keeps
them in a binder with protective
plastic slip pages. Also included
are his correspondence from all
of the former and current KU
coaches and assistant coaches,
including former coach Larry
Brown, now coaching the New
York Knicks, and former assis-
tant coach Matt Doherty. One
of Williams cards had a team
photo of all of his UNC players,
autographed by each one.
Nelson was born in 1922 in
Sedan, but he and his family
moved all over the state. After
his father died, he and his moth-
er moved to Ohio, for three
years. His mother then moved
to Lawrence for Nelsons last
year of high school.
After he graduated, Nelson
attended Kansas and majored
in journalism. He also covered
sports for The University Daily
Kansan, and hes been following
KU sports ever since.
Nelson worked for the Navy,
but was not enlisted, when
World War II started, and he
did work shipping and supply-
ing United States troops around
the world after boarding a boat
in San Francisco. He brought
shoes to the men in India, sailed
through the Suez Canal and
eventually ended up in Boston.
There, the Navy said he had
to sign a four-year contract for
the draft or join the Merchant
Marines. He chose the latter, a
commercial shipping group that
used their freighters to ship U.S.
Armed Forces supplies during
the war. He travelled to Belgium
and other European countries
as well.
Nelson left the Merchant Ma-
rines after the war and returned
to the University.
He fnished his degree in 1953
and moved to Topeka to pursue
a career as a realtor. In 1959, he
moved back to Lawrence for
good. He took a job as a KU
Continuing Education program
coordinator, where he worked
for 32 years until his retirement
in 1991.
In 1964, he met his wife El-
eanor Womack. She had moved
to Lawrence with her three
kids just one year earlier to es-
cape a bad marriage, and she
and Nelson met through their
mutual love of KU sports. El-
eanor worked at the University
and was also an offce manager
for the Center for Research on
Learning. She retired in 1996.
You cant help but be a Jay-
hawk fan if you live in Law-
rence, she said.
He and Eleanor dated for 24
years because she didnt want
to get caught between a hus-
band and kids, but they went
to all of the games together from
the time they met. In 1991, they
married in Reno, near her kids,
so that she could be named on
his KU pension plan when he
retired that year.
Nearly 300 people showed up
at their reception in Lawrence
at the Holidome.
Our wedding was announced
in the Chuck Woodling sports
column before anywhere else,
Eleanor joked.
Nelson and Eleanor have
traveled all over the United
States to see the Jayhawks play.
Nelson has been to every U.S.
state except Maine and Ver-
mont. Hes been to Big 8 and
Big 12 tournaments, the 50th
annual National Championship
in Kansas City in 1988, where
the Jayhawks won the national
title, the Orange Bowl, the Lib-
erty Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, the
Sun Bowl and the Aloha Bowl.
Hes been to all of the football
bowl games except the last few.
He didnt make it to Fort Worth
last December, he said.
He worked as a spotter for
KU football and basketball, the
Kansas City Chiefs, and even in
Oklahoma. He sat in his seat
and help out the announcer in
the booth with things that could
only be seen from close up.
Spotter is an unpaid position.
He spotted for such famous an-
nouncers as Jerry Bailey, Gary
Bender, and Tom Hedgrick.
Hes worked for every radio an-
nouncer at the University except
Bob Davis.
Nelson even went to the frst
Super Bowl to watch the Kansas
City Chiefs play the Green Bay
Packers in Los Angeles in 1967.
He said the Chiefs and TWA
put a charter together for $125,
where he got airfare, hotel, a
ticket to the game and plenty of
When Phog Allen coached
the 1952 USA Olympic basket-
ball team, it had seven players
from the University. Allen sent
Nelson a postcard from the
games, and now its on Nelsons
mantle on his basement fre-
place. His entire basement is a
mini-museum of autographed
pictures and memorabilia from
KU sports since 1939. Eleanor
even had a coffee table espe-
cially made to house some of
his most prized items, like his
frst ever season tickets in 1941,
which she said cost $16 for the
entire season.
Hes a pack rat, Eleanor
She said in 1993, their base-
ment fooded and many of his
artifacts were destroyed, but he
still has plenty left. He even has
doubles of a lot of things like
programs, autographed books,
and other items. Eleanor said
shes been selling the doubles
on the Internet to thin out the
Hes known all of the coaches
from Phog Allen on: Dick Harp,
Larry Brown, Roy Williams and
Bill Self.
In fact, he knew Self long be-
fore he came to coach at Kan-
sas. He frst met Self when he
came to Kansas as a graduate
assistant for then-coach Larry
Brown. Self came in the 1985-
86 season after hed played for
Oklahoma State.
Nelson was happy to see Self
come back to Kansas as a coach,
he said.
Eleanor said one day Self
invited her and Nelson to the
Fieldhouse to see the improve-
ments made this year. While
they were there, Self asked
where they were sitting after
the Williams Fund redistributed
the seats this year. They used
to sit close to the court, but got
moved to the third level. Elea-
nor said the new seats made it
harder for Nelson to make it to
games because he cant climb
the stairs as easily.
They should have grandfa-
thered in a lot of the old guys,
Eleanor said.
When Self found out, he
called the Williams Fund and
shortly after, the Williams Fund
called the Nelsons and said they
had their old seats back.
While they were there, con-
struction workers told them they
couldnt be in the Fieldhouse
without hard hats, but accord-
ing to Eleanor, Self said, These
two damn people built the Field-
house in the frst place!
Certainly they have been
generous with giving, but they
have given far more than their
money in that they have given
their love, support and time,
Self said.
Self said he looked forward to
seeing Nelson each week at his
radio show.
Having fans like Nelly make
you want to work that much
harder, Self said. There is
more of a sense of pride when
he is around. He represents all
the good things that fans should
represent. He is loyal and sup-
ports you and loves you regard-
less of the scoreboard.
In 1998, Nelson had a stroke
that has since prevented him
from having a perfect atten-
dance record at the games. He
still attends most games, and he
remembers everything impec-
cably but has a harder time get-
ting around and speaking his
Because of the impression
Nelson has made on all of the
former KU athletes and coach-
es he frequently gets invited to
team reunions. He went to the
30-year reunion for the 1974
Final Four team in 2004. He
also received recognition for
his loyalty to the University in
1992, when the KU Alumni As-
sociation gave him the Mildred
Clodfelter award for his many
contributions to the University,
an honor only given to one per-
son per year.
In 2000, a group of sports-
writers who covered KU sports
named him the fan of the mil-
lennium, Eleanor said.
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Anna Faltermeier/KANSAN
Among the items that Bob Nelson collects are various KU buttons from decades past and present. Nelsons base-
ment is essentially a shrine to KU atheltics.
want to show-
case the Kan-
sas track and
feld teams
talent by be-
ing productive
and compet-
ing hard.
Sheldon Battle
Senior thrower
t HigH scHool track
Wheelchair athlete wins suit to race with able-bodied
The AssociATed Press
school track athlete who
uses a wheelchair will be al-
lowed to race alongside her
teammates for the rest of the
school year under a federal
judges order.
Tatyana McFadden, 16, had
been allowed to practice with
the Atholton High School track
team in Columbia, but the
school system required her to
compete in separate wheelchair
It was lonely and embar-
rassing, and I just didnt like
it, McFadden said. Other
competitors would come up to
me and they would say, Good
race, but it wasnt really a good
race because I was running by
The Maryland Disability Law
Center fled the federal suit on
McFaddens behalf, citing the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
which prohibits exclusion of
persons with disabilities from
programs and activities that re-
ceive federal funds.
On Monday, U.S. District
Judge Andre Davis granted
the request for a preliminary
injunction against the school
McFadden, who won two
medals at the 2004 Paralympics
in Athens, said Monday night
that she was looking forward
to competing in Wednesdays
This is important to me
because I wanted to get the
same thrill and the same ex-
perience as all the other high
school students, she said.
Theres no competition by
Mark Blom, an attorney for
the Howard County school
system, said last month when
the suit was fled that the sys-
tem had worked with McFad-
den to allow her to be a part
of the team and to incorpo-
rate wheelchair events into
track competitions, but it is
against merging the two types
of events.
The judge disagreed.
Shes not suing for blue rib-
bons, gold ribbons or money
she just wants to be out there
when everyone else is out there,
Davis said.
McFadden was born with spi-
na bifda. Her mother, Deborah
McFadden, called the ruling a
The Rehabilitation Act has
been around for 33 years,
she said. Maybe weve suc-
ceeded in a classroom setting,
but theres more to a persons
Wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden pulls ahead in her frst track meet along side able-bodied high school
runners on Wednesday in Rockville, Md. McFadden, 16, sued for the right to race with able-bodied athletes.
he Maryland Disability
Law Center fled the
federal suit on McFaddens
behalf, citing the Rehabili-
tation Act of 1973, which
prohibits exclusion of
persons with disabilities
from programs and activi-
ties that receive federal
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Kansan fle photo
Brandon Hodges, Hot Springs, Ark., senior receives the baton from Matt Baysinger, Overland Park sophomore, during the 4x400 relay during last
years Kansas Relays at Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks placed 2nd in the race.
Kansan fle photo
Jeremy Mims, Iowa City, Ia, senior, laces up for the 4x400 meter relay during
last years Kansas Relays. Mims took frst place in the 800 meter run earlier
that day.
A runner passes
through the
water pit during
the 300 meter
steeple run at
last years Kan-
sas Relays. The
Relays will take
place again this
past and present
Kansan fle photo
Sheldon Battle, Jamestown, N.Y., senior swings the hammer around on his third throw outside
Memorial Stadium. Battle made it into the Kansas Relays fnals throwing second place last year.
Shawn Craw-
ford, Olympic
gold and silver
medalist, warms
up for sprinting
practice Mon-
day afternoon
at Memorial
Stadium. Craw-
ford says his
health is at 95%
and hes here
to make a mark
now coming
back from a dis-
appointing 2005
season plagued
with frequent
foot problems.
Kansan fle photo
Jared Gab/KANSAN
Kansan fle photo
Green fnishes
the fnal leg
of the 4X100
meter relay in
the 2005 Kan-
sas Relays.
Greens team
won and he
also fnished
third in the
dash. Green
will run both
events again
this year.

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