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By Courtney Hagen

The National Panhellenic Council

at the University of Kansas will use
the coming week to promote unity
on campus and recruit new mem-
The week will be filled with cel-
ebrations, get-togethers and infor-
mational meetings to promote the
council, recruit new members and
celebrate the friendship and commu-
nity engagement of the historically
African-American and Hispanic-
American fraternities and sororities
that compose the council.
B.J. McIntosh, Wichita senior,
and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi
fraternity, has participated in NPHC
Week events for the past two years
and said he was looking forward to
increasing the councils visibility on
campus this year.
There is a lot of unity and sup-
port from chapters even though
were individually incorporated,
McIntosh said. It is more than just
wearing letters. Were like a family.
The council will host events
like an informational meeting on
Tuesday night at the Burge Union,
a game night on Wednesday, a bas-
ketball tournament on Thursday at
Robinson Center and a community
service event for the Boys and Girls
Club on Friday.
The events are designed to cel-
ebrate the diversity and opportu-
nity within the Universitys youngest
greek chapter organization.
see council on page 4a
The KU volleyball
team will face
UMKC in its
home opener.
Kerry Meier is calm, cool and collected about
his role as quarterback this season despite
the pressure that comes along with the job.
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alexander Laqua, Freiburg, germany exchange student, foreground left, and Jefoneill, Lawrence junior, practice with the fencing club during practice Sunday. The fencing club meets
from8:45 to 10:45 p.m. every Sunday in the Student Fitness and Recreation Center. Participants pay $25 each semester to cover the cost of the facilities, equipment and instruction. No experience is
necessary to join the group. For more information, visit the groups Web site,
greek life
Council hosts
week of unity,
tuesday, august 29
NPHC Fall Informational
7:00pm Burge Union Gridiron
Wednesday, august 30
Game Night
9:00pm Ellsworth Hall
thursday, august 31
NPHC Basketball Tournament
6:00pm Robinson Center
Friday, September 1
Community Service with Boys
and Girls Club
6:00pm Kansas Union Jaybowl
Saturday, September 2
Neophyte Retreat (Closed to
10:00am Burge Union Olym-
pian Room
Source: DeAndrea Herron, NPHC public
relations chairwoman
Mindy Ricketts/Kansan
patrick Hunninghake, Falls Church, Va. freshman, brings his clothes back to newly-renovated
Hashinger Hall Sunday afternoon after washing themin the laundry roomat Ellsworth Hall. The con-
struction on Hashinger is almost complete, but the laundry room, dining facilities and some practice
rooms are not expected to be available until next week.
so fresh and so clean
By erin CaStaneda
Three Kansas Representatives
from Lawrence have made it onto
The Kansas Citizens for Higher
Education Inc. honor roll.
The organization issued a
higher-education report card last
month that ranked representa-
tives based on their votes in the
2005 and 2006 Kansas House ses-
Democrats Barbara Ballard
and Paul Davis and Republican
Tom Sloan all scored at least 98
percent. The Lawrence represen-
tatives rankings put them ahead
of 76 other legislators; 56 legisla-
tors received failing grades.
Issues were ranked from
low to high priority and then
the representatives who voted
on those issues were identified.
Representatives were given one
to three points for low-priority
issues, such as community college
contracts. Five points were given
for issues of high priority, such as
Tuition Interest Ownership.
All three representatives
received five points for voting
in favor of the Tuition Interest
Ownership, the Stem Cell
Amendment and the Taxpayers
Bill of Rights Light. These three
issues were considered some of
the most important to the Citizens
for Higher Education.
The Tuition Interest
Ownership, or Senate Bill 85, was
passed last session and will take
affect July 1, 2007.
This bill will allow Kansas uni-
versities to keep about $8.5 mil-
lion of tuition interest that before
had been transferred to a state
general fund.
According to the Kansas
Legislative Research Department,
the states general fund is approxi-
mately $5.5 billion for the 2006
fiscal year.
Lindy Eakin, vice provost for
Administration and Finance, said
the estimated 2005 interest earned
for the University was about $2.1
million. That money will now be
transferred to the state treasury
and then credited back to the
University. The legislature grant-
ed the University the money to
be used toward deferred campus
maintenance in 2008.
Eakin said after maintenance
was paid for, the extra money
could help lower tuition in the
Representative Sloan proposed
an amendment last spring in a
House floor debate that would
put tuition interest toward schol-
arships; the amendment failed.
He said a lot of time legislators
didnt understand the value of
the University to the state as a
If the University is supposed
to be self-funding, the interest
ownership makes sense, Sloan
Bill Musgrave, Citizens for
Higher Education staff director,
said the report card was crucial
for evaluating economic pros-
perity in the state. Areas with a
strong infrastructure in higher
education would create jobs in
the future, he said.
KU is clearly the leader in the
state, but in many ways each uni-
versity has their area of expertise,
Musgrave said.
He said the University of
Kansas Medical Center was
important as well as the School of
Business, which, he said, taught
students how to develop their
own companies.
Musgrave encouraged stu-
dents, parents, faculty and staff to
look at the report card before the
November general election to see
how their representatives voted.
The report card is available
at http://www.kansashighereduca-
Kansan staf writer erin Cas-
taneda can be contacted at
Edited by Nicole Kelley
Group grades Reps voting history
kansas legislature
Three Lawrence Representatives score well on higher education report card
KU student charged with rape of McCollum resident
By david linHardt
An 18-year-old KU student was
charged yesterday with raping a 19-
year-old McCollum Hall resident.
Arrin Bernard, Overland Park
freshman, made his first appearance
in Douglas County court yesterday
to answer one charge of rape. Bond
was set at $15,000 and Bernards
preliminary hearing is Sept. 6.
Bernard was unavailable for
Capt. Schuyler Bailey, KU Public
Safety spokesman, said the rape
occurred in a McCollum residence
hall room and that the victim was
an acquaintance of the suspects
Several friends of the victim and
suspect were present while the rape
occurred, though some fell asleep
or left at different times of the night,
and alcohol was a factor in the inci-
dent, Bailey said.
The group spent Saturday night
partying before returning early
Sunday morning to McCollum Hall.
The suspect left the room and was
found by KU Public Safety officers
after 10 a.m. Sunday.
The victim suffered minor inju-
ries and police initially contacted
her at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was released Sunday.
No rapes were reported to the
Public Safety office in 2005. This
one is the second reported rape in
2006 though rape is generally an
under-reported crime, according to
the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual
and Domestic Violence.
As many as 58 percent of rapes go
unreported to police, according to
the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National
Network. About half of rape victims
are acquainted with their attackers.
According to the network, a woman
is sexually assaulted every two and a
half minutes in the United States.
Kansan staf writer david lin-
hardt can be contacted at dlin-
Edited by Aly Barland
Te legislators
Barbara Ballard,
Paul Davis,
Tom Sloan
Te scores
Ballard: 99%,
Davis: 98%,
Sloan: 100%
Te criteria:
Tuition Interest Own-
ership, Taxpayers Bill
of Rights, other issues
Why it matters:
Representatives voted
in favor of issues that
benefted students.
Where were you
on September 11?
From campus editor,
Catherine Odson:
My high-school color guard was
listening to the radio before
rehearsal and heard a few words
about a plane crash. After some
fne-tuning, we learned about
the frst tower. We tried to re-
hearse anyway, but spent most
of rehearsal trying to compre-
hend what happened. When
the band came back in from the
feld an hour later, most of them
thought we were joking. The
joke ended when we went to
our next class, turned on the TV
and sat motionless watching the
news coverage. Go to Kansan.
com/Sept11 to share your story.
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Thunder on the mountain,
and theres fres on the moon
A ruckus in the alley and the
sun will be here soon
Bob Dylan, from the song
Thunder on the Mountain on
his CD Modern Times, released
In 1966, Bob Dylan almost
died after crashing a motorcycle
near his Woodstock, N.Y. home.
Bonus fact: Dylans real name is
Robert Zimmerman.
Source: BBC Online
1. New plan proposed for
Yello Sub, The Crossing
2. Rain cancels fddling
3. Progress made in GTA
4. Bar owners risk success in
college town
5. Film chronicles Naismiths
A University employee reported
criminal damage to a 1990 Toyota
Corolla parked in the 3800 block
of Overland Drive. The drivers side
window was smashed and dam-
age was estimated at $200. The
incident occurred between Aug. 26
and Aug. 27.
A 21-year-old KU student
reported being battered in the
4500 block of Wimbledon Drive.
The incident occurred Aug. 26. No
arrests were made.
A 21-year-old KU student
reported being the victim of an
aggravated assault on Aug. 26. The
victims said a person they mistook
for a friend in the early morning
darkness waved a handgun at
them when they pulled their car
over. They immediately drove of
and called the police. No arrests
were made.
A 19-year-old KU student re-
ported being battered at the 1300
block of Ohio Street. The incident
occurred Aug. 26. No arrests were
A 26-year-old KU student
reported the theft of a Gary Fisher
single-speed bike and its cable
lock. The total value of the theft
was $365. The theft occurred Aug.
23 in the 900 block of Illinois Street.
At 12 p.m. today in 318 Bailey
Hall, The Center for Russian, East
European, and Eurasian Stud-
ies Brown Bag Discussion Series
presents The Program that ended
the Cold War: The Negotiation of
the Soviet-American Cultural and
Student Exchanges (the Lacy-Za-
rubin or Eisenhower-Khrushchev
Agreement of 1958) with speaker
Norman Saul of the University of
Kansas history department.
Peace Corps Around the World,
a brown-bag event, will take
place from noon to 1 p.m. the last
Wednesday of every month in
Alcove C of the Kansas Union. On
Aug. 30, John Brewer will speak
about Micronesia, and Stacy
Sabraw will discuss Morocco. The
event is free and open to the
public. For more information,
please contact Betty Baron, Peace
Corps Coordinator, at 864-7679 or
The Peace Corps will have a
general information meeting
and video showing at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Law-
rence Public Library, 707 Vermont.
This event is free and open to
the public. For more information,
please contact Betty Baron, Peace
Corps Coordinator, at 864-7679 or
Two stories in Mondays
The University Daily Kansan
need correction. The article,
Plan B will be easier to
get, incorrectly reported
the viewpoints of Cathy
Thrasher. Thrasher thinks
Plan B should be available
over the counter.
In the editorial, Personal
wireless networks a bad
idea, John Louis name was
spelled incorrectly.
Give your lungs a break
Vanessa Pearson/KANSAN
Andrei Codrescu, professor of English at Louisiana State University, refers to cell phones as the new cigarette during his lecture
at the Lied Center Monday evening. Codrescu, author of New Orleans, Mon Amour, spoke about the problems faced by New Or-
leans since Hurricane Katrina hit last year as part of the Humanities Lecture Series. When the people left New Orleans, they took
New Orleans with them, he said. Codrescu will speak at 10 a.m. today in the conference hall at the Hall Center for the Humani-
ties, located south of Stauffer-Flint Hall.
Top Ten Most Popular
Peter Lorre Movies:
1. Casablanca
2. Maltese Falcon
3. M
4. Arsenic and Old Lace
5. 20,000 Leagues Under
The Sea
6. Around the World In 80
7. The Man Who Knew
Too Much
8. The Raven
9. Secret Agent
10. Voyage to the Bottom
of the Sea
Zach White
odd news
Milwaukee, Twin Cities
named Americas drunkest
MILWAUKEE Cheers, Milwau-
kee: Your city has been ranked by as Americas Drunkest
City on a list of 35 major metropol-
itan areas ranked for their drinking
Forbes said last week it used
numbers from the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention to
rank cities in fve areas: state laws,
number of drinkers, number of
heavy drinkers, number of binge
drinkers and alcoholism.
Minneapolis-St. Paul was ranked
second overall; followed by Colum-
bus, Ohio; Boston; Austin, Texas;
Chicago; Cleveland; Pittsburgh and
then Philadelphia and Providence,
R.I., in a tie for ninth.
Rick DeMeyer, 28, said Wednes-
day as he was celebrating his
birthday at a bar that he could
understand Milwaukees ranking.
I have had people stay with me
from London and Chicago, and
they cant get over how much we
drink, he said. I guess we do.
But ofcials at Visit Milwaukee,
the areas convention and visitors
bureau, contend that the city has
come a long way in ridding itself of
its beer-guzzling image.
Milwaukeeans have plenty of
other ways to entertain them-
selves, said Dave Fantle, a spokes-
man for the group. He noted a new
convention center and baseball
park had been built and the Mil-
waukee Art Museum expanded in
recent years.
Weve gone from Brew City to
new city, he said.
Louisiana father, son
crush watermelon record
CONVERSE, La. A father-
son team are leaving the state
watermelon record in shreds this
summer, with three melons adding
up to a total weight of 677 pounds.
The really big buster, at 252.4
pounds, was cut from its vine
Friday in front of two witnesses
from the Louisiana Department of
Agriculture and Forestry.
We babied this thing for 147
days, Donnie Sistrunk Jr. said.
He and 15-year-old Rusty
Sistrunk brought their frst pair of
record-breakers to the Louisiana
Watermelon Festival in Farmerville
July 27-28.
At 218.8 and 205.8 pounds,
their melons took frst and second
places and beat the record of 202.6
pounds set in 2003.
Monster melons became the
Sistrunks hobby two years ago,
when they bought a 120-pounder
in a hotel lobby during the water-
melon festival in Hope, Ark.
Their frst goal was to grow a
100-pound melon. We got 196
pounds, Rusty said.
The world record is 268.8
Self-guided ofered
via cell phones
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. Visitors
to Valley Forge National Historical
Park now just have to reach into
their pockets or handbags to hear
the sites history right through
their cell phones.
The park, which served as the
Continental Armys encampment
during the winter of 1777-78,
has joined dozens of attractions
around the country in ofering self-
guided cell phone audio tours.
The free service gives park visi-
tors access to mini-lessons ranging
from historian Thomas Flemings
description of Gen. George
Washingtons political life to park
ranger Ajena Rogers tale of life as
Washingtons slave.
Finnish cell phone users
hurl phones in retaliation
SAVONLINNA, Finland Irate
callers got their revenge on cell
phones at the Mobile Phone
Throwing World Championship
during the weekend.
Lassi Etelatalo, the mens win-
ner, threw an old Nokia 292 feet
on Saturday, during the seventh
annual event. The womens winner,
Eija Laakso, tossed her phone 167
feet, a new world record according
to the organizers.
The winners get what else?
new cell phones.
In addition to the original com-
petition, which requires an over-
the-shoulder throw and is judged
solely on distance, there is free-
style, where style and aesthetics
count, and a junior competition for
children 12 and younger.
Organizers call the contest the
only sport where you can pay back
all the frustrations and disap-
pointments caused by modern
Associated Press
TUESDAY, AUgUST 29, 2006
Evolution to be foundation of upcoming lecture series
By danny luppino
The controversy about evolution
will be the order of the day Sept. 7 as
the Hall Center for the Humanities
and the Biodiversity Institute begin
their new lecture series about sci-
ence and faith.
The semester-long series,
Difficult Dialogues at The
Commons Knowledge: Faith and
Reason, will feature speakers talk-
ing about various issues of faith and
reason, most obviously the evolu-
tion debate. Hall Center director
Victor Bailey said the lectures would
explore what science could and could
not explain.
The main thing wed like to
accomplish is just to raise this entire
issue of how do we understand this
rather strange universe were all a
part of, Bailey said.
Bailey said the lectures would
take a less adversarial approach than
similar discussions. He said the goal
was to help people attending the
lectures to seek a harmony of faith
and reason.
Its assumed that people will
always take extremely polarized posi-
tions, Bailey said. We want to bring
the debate back to the vast amount
of people in the middle ground.
Both Bailey and Leonard
Krishtalka, Biodiversity Institute
director, said that even though
evolution was the most notorious
issue, the centers hope was that the
lectures would not make evolution
their sole focus.
Hopefully the speakers will use
evolution as a launching point to a
broader discussion of faith and rea-
son, Krishtalka said.
Despite this hope, the first lecture
in the series will be God, Darwin,
and Design: Creationisms Second
Coming. Kenneth Miller, profes-
sor of biology at Brown University,
will speak at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the
Ballroom in the Kansas Union. The
following morning he will lead an
open discussion at the Conference
Hall in the Hall Center for the
Humanities. Krishtalka said open
discussions with the speakers would
be a staple of the lecture series.
Part of the mission of The
Commons is to provide many dif-
ferent forums for this discussion of
difficult issues, Krishtalka said.
Kansan staf writer danny luppi-
no can be contacted at dluppino@
Edited by Aly Barland
Upcoming lecture series schedule
The Difcult Dialogues at The Commons lecture series begins Thurs-
day, Sept. 7. Seven lectures have been scheduled for this semester.
Sept. 7 kenneth Miller: god,
Darwin and Design: Creationisms
Second Coming
Sept. 26 Judge John E. Jones
III: Judicial Independence and
kitzmiller v. Dover et al
oct. 3 Os guinness: A World
Safe for Diversity: Living with our
Deepest Diferences in an Age of
Exploding pluralism
oct. 16 richard Dawkins: The
god Delusion
nov. 16 Eugenie C. Scott:
Faith, reason, and Assumption
in Understanding the Natural
nov. 30 Michael Behe: The
Argument for Intelligent Design
in Biology
dec. 7 Sue gamble, Bishop
Scott Jones, richard Lariviere,
Derek Schmidt and Edward
O. Wiley: panel Discussion on
knowledge: Faith & reason
Source: Hall Center for the Humanities
Speakers will discuss faith and reason in attempt to find a common ground
Arabic language classes
see increased enrollment
By Kim lynch
Following national trends, enroll-
ment in Arabic languages at the
University of Kansas has increased
According to an article in
Newsweek magazine, the number of
United States college students enroll-
ing in Arabic courses has increased
92 percent nationwide between 1998
and 2002.
At the University, this trend holds
true as well. In the fall of 1995 there
were 12 students enrolled in Arabic
language classes. By fall 2005, there
were 310 students in Arabic language
classes, said Todd Cohen, interim
director of university relations.
Peter Ukpokodu, chairman
and professor of the department
of African and African-American
Studies, said the department had
added one section of Arabic 1 and
almost needed to add another sec-
tion of Arabic 2.
There are several reasons for the
increased enrollment.
Ukpokodu said some of the
increased enrollment could be due
to the oil industrys prominence, or
Arabic being the primary language
of the Koran and also the conflict in
the Middle East.
Tyra Blew, Wamego junior, said
she was taking an Arabic language
class because she was interested in
the culture and because world events
made it a timely language to learn.
Gina Starnes, associate director
of the University Career Center, said
that any foreign language training
would make someone more attrac-
tive to prospective employers. She
said she had noticed that global busi-
nesses, as well as the federal govern-
ment, had expressed an interest in
hiring Arabic speakers.

Kansan staf writer Kim lynch can
be contacted at klynch@kansan.
Edited by Dianne Smith
Ernesto crosses Cuba, threatens Florida coast
By aniTa SnoW
aSSociaTed preSS
HAVANA Tropical Storm
Ernesto hit Cuba west of the U.S.
naval air base at Guantanamo Bay
on Monday after killing one person
in Haiti as it stayed on track toward
Florida, where forecasters expect it
to strengthen back into a hurricane.
Ernesto became the Atlantic
seasons first hurricane on Sunday
morning with maximum sustained
winds of about 75 mph before weak-
ening and moving ashore about 20
miles west of Guantanamo, with top
sustained winds of nearly 40 mph
thats 1 mph above the minimum
to be a tropical storm.
Forecasters said Ernesto would
regain strength once it reached the
warm waters north of Cuba, and
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared an
emergency, ordering tourists to
evacuate the Florida Keys.
About 400 miles of the Florida
coast were under a hurricane watch
from New Smyrna Beach south-
ward on the east coast and from
Chokoloskee southward on the west
coast. The Keys were put under a
watch Sunday.
NASA gave up on a Tuesday space
shuttle launch and prepared to move
Atlantis into its giant shelter at Cape
Canaveral, Fla., if the storm contin-
ued to threaten.
At 2 p.m. EDT, Ernestos poorly
defined center was about 15 miles
east-southeast of Holguin, Cuba,
moving northwest near 10 mph.
It dumped heavy rain in localized
areas of eastern Cuba, but the storms
winds had diminished greatly as it
started moving across land, leading
Cuban meteorologist Jose Rubiera
said on state television.
The storm could return to open
ocean north of Cuba as early as
Monday night, Rubiera said.
A hurricane watch also was post-
ed for the northwestern Bahamas
and a tropical storm warning was
issued for the central Bahamas.
Cruise ship companies said they
were diverting several liners to avoid
the storm.
A boy carries sugar cane to sell on his shoulder as he passes a fooded road en route to Les
Cayes on the southern coast of Haiti, Monday, Aug. 28, 2006. Heavy rains passed yesterday from
Hurricane Ernesto as it moved along the South Coast.
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The chapter, which was founded
in 1997, consists of five African-
American fraternities and sorori-
ties: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
Inc.; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,
Inc.; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.;
and two Hispanic-American orga-
nizations: Sigma Lambda Beta
Fraternity, Inc. and Sigma Lambda
Gamma Sorority, Inc.
The organizations will use the
week to recruit new freshmen into
the council. Unlike the Universitys
Intrafraternity Council and the
Panhellenic Association, the coun-
cil requires new members to com-
plete at least one semester at the
University before they are eligible
to pledge. Prospective members
can still connect with the chapter
before they pledge.
DeAndrea Herron, San Antonio
senior and the councils public
relations chairwoman, said the
informational meeting on Tuesday
would demonstrate the solidarity
of current members of the council,
which she hopes will attract new
Being an active part of NPHC
allows for each person to work
with different members in other
sororities and fraternities, Herron
said. You can learn about the
other organizations and show the
community that even if we are in
different sororities or fraternities
we can still work together for the
common good of our community.
The councils events will con-
clude with a retreat for all new
members on Saturday.
Kansan staf writer Courtney
Hagen can be contacted at cha-
Edited by Dianne Smith
tuesday, august 29, 2006
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American History to 1865
Anatomy & Physiology I & II
Business & Economic Statistics
Business Management
Children's Literature
Cultural Anthropology
Elementary Spanish I
English Composition I & II
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Horse Production
Human Relations
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Law Enforcement
Introduction to Music
Introduction to Sociology
Personal & Community Health
Personal Finance
Principles of Biology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microbiology
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BOULDER, Colo. Prosecutors
abruptly dropped their case Monday
against John Mark Karr in the slay-
ing of JonBenet Ramsey, saying
DNA tests failed to put him at the
crime scene despite his insistence he
sexually assaulted and strangled the
6-year-old beauty queen.
Just a week and a half after Karrs
arrest in Thailand was seen as a
remarkable break in the sensational,
decade-old case, prosecutors sug-
gested in court papers that he was
just a man with a twisted fascination
with JonBenet who confessed to a
crime he didnt commit.
The people would not be able to
establish that Mr. Karr committed
this crime despite his repeated insis-
tence that he did, District Attorney
Mary Lacy said in court papers.
The 41-year-old schoolteacher
will be kept in jail in Boulder until
he can be sent to Sonoma County,
Calif., to face child pornography
charges dating to 2001.
The district attorney vowed to
keep pursuing leads in JonBenets
death: This case is not closed.
Karr was never formally charged
in the slaying. In court papers, Lacy
defended the decision to arrest him
and bring him back to the United
States for further investigation, say-
ing he might have otherwise fled and
may have been targeting children in
Thailand as well.
Lacy said Karr emerged as a sus-
pect in April after he spent several
years exchanging e-mails and later
telephone calls with a University of
Colorado journalism professor who
had produced documentaries on the
Ramsey case.
According to court papers, Karr
told the professor he accidentally
killed JonBenet during sex and that
he tasted her blood after he injured
her vaginally. But the Denver crime
lab conducted DNA tests Friday on
a cheek swab from Karr and were
unable to connect him to the crime.
This information is critical
because ... if Mr. Karrs account of his
sexual involvement with the victim
were accurate, it would have been
highly likely that his saliva would
have been mixed with the blood in
the underwear, Lacy said.
She also said authorities found
no evidence Karr was in Boulder
at the time of the slaying. She said
Karrs family provided strong cir-
cumstantial support for their belief
that he was with them in Georgia,
celebrating the Christmas holidays.
JonBenet was found beaten and
strangled at her Boulder home on
Dec. 26, 1996.
Defense attorney Seth Temin
expressed outrage that Karr was
even arrested.
Were deeply distressed by the
fact that they took this man and
dragged him here from Bangkok,
Thailand, with no forensic evidence
confirming the allegations against
him and no independent factors
leading to a presumption he did
anything wrong, Temin said.
In an interview Monday with
MSNBC, Gary Harris, who had been
spokesman for the Karr family, said
he knew the DNA would not match.
Karr has been obsessed with this
case for a long time. He may have
some personality problems, but hes
not a killer, Harris said. He obsess-
es. He wanted to be a rock star one
time. ... Hes a dreamer. Hes the kind
of guy who wants to be famous.
Earlier this month, Ramsey
family attorney Lin Wood pro-
nounced Karrs arrest vindication
for JonBenets parents, who had long
been suspected in the killing.
On Monday, the attorney said:
From day one, John Ramsey pub-
licly stated that he did not want the
public or the media to jump to judg-
ment. He did not want the public or
the media to engage in speculation,
that he wanted the justice system to
take its course.
Wood said he still has great con-
fidence in the district attorney. Patsy
Ramsey died of cancer in June.
JonBenet Ramseys aunt, Pamela
Paugh, said she was disappointed
there wont be a prosecution of
someone in the case, but added: I
think our justice system worked as it
was supposed to.
We asked the DA to do her thing.
She did it, said Paugh, who is Patsy
Ramseys sister. My disappointment
came about the end of December
1996 when we didnt have the killer
then. Weve had 9 1/2 years of disap-
pointment and waiting.
Prosecutors: Karr is not JonBenet Ramseys killer
Ramsey investigation
aiRplane CRash
Investigators study crashs cause
Associated Press
LEXINGTON, Ky. Investigators
in the Comair jet crash that killed
49 people are looking into whether
changes made to a taxiway during
a repaving project a week ago con-
fused the pilot and caused him to
turn onto the wrong runway.
Federal aviation officials said
Monday they were also looking at
such things as runway lights, mark-
ings and signs for clues to what
could have misled the pilots, as well
as anything else that changed the
configuration or appearance of the
Both the old and new taxiway
routes cross over the short runway
where Flight 5191 tried to take off
before crashing into a grassy field
and bursting into flame, Airport
Executive Director Michael Gobb
told The Associated Press.
Its slightly different than it used
to be, said Charlie Monette, presi-
dent of Aero-Tech flight school at
the airport. Could there have been
some confusion associated with that?
Thats certainly a possibility.
It was unclear whether the Comair
pilots had been to the airport since
the changes to the taxi route.
Lowell Wiley, a flight instruc-
tor who flies almost every day out
Lexington, said in an interview that
he was confused by the redirected
taxi route when he was with a stu-
dent Friday taking off from the main
When we taxied out, we did not
expect to see a barrier strung across
the old taxiway, Wiley said. It was
a total surprise.
Investigators planned to use a
high truck to simulate the pilots
view of the runways and taxiways in
their efforts to determine why the jet
turned onto a shorter runway before
dawn Sunday. The lone survivor was
a critically injured co-pilot who was
pulled from the cracked cockpit.
Authorities also planned to pre-
pare a full report on the pilots,
including what they did on and
off duty for several days before the
crash, which was the worst U.S.
plane disaster since 2001.
All discussions between the plane
and the control tower were about a
takeoff from the main strip, Runway
22, which is 7,000 feet long, National
Transportation Safety Board mem-
ber Debbie Hersman.
Somehow, the commuter jet
ended up on Runway 26 instead
a cracked surface about 3,500 feet
long that forms an X with the main
runway and is meant only for small
Both runways at Blue Grass
Airport have lights along the edges,
although the ones on the longer
runway are much higher intensity.
The long runway also has lights in
the center. In the days leading up
to the crash, those runway center
lights were not working, accord-
ing to a notice the Federal Aviation
Administration sent to airlines.
Hersman told a news conference
that investigators were looking
into reports about any work that
had been done at the airport, what
might have approved, what might
have been proposed and what might
have been completed. Anything that
might have changed the configura-
tion or appearances of the airport.
According to the NTSB database,
there have been four accidents caused
by pilots taking off on the wrong
runway worldwide since 1982.
A short rowof orange and white barriers can be seen Monday at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., at far right center and in the background center that mark a portion of the taxiway that was altered
during a repaving project just a week before a Comair jet tried to take of on the wrong runway and crashed, killing 49 people. The aircraft when turning left because of the barriers would have the option of
making another immediate left onto runway 26 or continuing on to runway 22 at top. Runway 26 is only half the length of runway 22 and not long enough for a commercial jet.
Mark Humphrey/ASSociATED PRESS
investigators take a measurement of Runway 26 at Blue Grass Airport on Monday; Aug. 28; 2006 in
Lexington; Ky. A Comair fight took Runway 26; the shorter of two runways; by mistake Sunday; Aug.
27; and crashed on takeof; killing 49 people. Investigators are examining why the Sunday commuter
fight used a runway that was too short for takeof.
Lyons parolee gets death
for double homicide
GREAT BEND A Lyons man
was sentenced Monday to death by
lethal injection for helping to kill
a Great Bend couple because he
feared one of the victims might tell
police about a previous crime.
District Judge Hannelore Kitts
pronounced Sidney Gleasons sen-
tence after denying a motion made
by Gleasons attorneys to dismiss
the case and a motion for a new
Gleason, 27, was convicted of
shooting Miki Martinez, 19, and
her boyfriend, Darren Wornkey, 24,
on Feb. 21, 2004. He was convicted
of capital murder, first-degree
murder, aggravated kidnapping,
aggravated robbery and criminal
possession of a firearm. The jury
recommended the death penalty
during the sentencing phase.
Gleason and his cousin, Damian
Thompson, 27, kidnapped and
killed Martinez because they
feared she might tell police about
a previous crime the stabbing
and robbery of 76-year-old Paul
Elliott in Great Bend. Gleason and
Thompson killed Wornkey as they
kidnapped Martinez.
Thompson previously pleaded
guilty to first-degree murder in
Martinezs death and is serving a
life sentence. He will be eligible for
parole in 2029.
Gleason had previously pleaded
no contest to attempted involun-
tary manslaughter in the shoot-
ing of his mothers ex-boyfriend.
He also was acquitted in February
2000 of premeditated first-degree
murder in the shooting death of
one man and the wounding of
another in Topeka in June 1999.
Gleason was released on parole
a month before the Wornkey-
Martinez homicides.
He is the ninth person to be sen-
tenced to die under the law upheld
earlier by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The last execution in Kansas
was June 22, 1965, when serial
killers George R. York and James
D. Latham were hanged at Lansing
Correctional Facility.
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I just heard that adam wants to
make out with steve.
The halls are abuzz; everyone
is talking and everyone is saying
adam wants to make out with
mike Berry, you got kicked of
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Im so glad Plan B pills are fnally
sold over the counter. now after I
have sex I can fnally stop dressing
up as a woman to get them pre-
so you can get chlamydia in
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No one wants to be that guy (or
girl). You know, the one who comes
to college, gung ho about majoring
in pre-med or business, but has to
leave in shame after one semester
because they couldnt cut it. Often,
these students simply arent smart
enough or lack focus.
Stronger admissions standards
would save these students not only the
embarrassment of failure, but time
and money as well. Requirements are
a measure to determine if a student
will succeed in college. The current
requirements arent exactly strin-
gent. A 2.0? A C average? Lets be
honest, thats no great achievement.
College courses are much more dif-
ficult than high school courses. How
can the University expect a some-
one who was a C student in high
school to pull a 2.0 or higher at the
college level?
Some KU administrators are
clamoring to raise admissions stan-
dards to improve the Universitys
national ranking. Currently, we stand
at 37th among the nations public
universities. Raising the admissions
standards would no doubt also lower
the dropout rate and raise the aver-
age GPA. People have said that these
rankings dont matter, and I agree
they dont to some incoming stu-
dents. However, to someone from
1,000 miles away who cant afford
to travel around and pick a school
based on appearance, numbers mat-
ter a lot. Why go to the 37th-ranked
school when you could go to the
35th or 27th? Raising the admissions
standards would be a great way to
climb up the rankings.
When I e-mailed new provost
Richard Lariviere about his opin-
ion on raising the requirements, he
wrote that he is not arguing to
raise admission standards, but to
change them from the current statu-
tory model for all schools in Kansas
to a more holistic evaluation of each
applicant. Well, that is a nice idea,
isnt it? The University may require
a personal essay or an interview for
applicants. It sounds like a great idea
on paper, but the reason applicants
are judged by the current system is
because its quick. The University has
approximately 27,000 students, and
those are just people that got accept-
ed. Imagine the time and money that
would be wasted to more wholly
evaluate each student.
Being the safety school that any-
one can get into isnt getting the
University anywhere. The admis-
sions standards need to be changed
to be more selective, for the sake
of the rankings and the sake of the
incoming students. No, I dont know
what the new requirements should
be. I just know that letting in C stu-
dents isnt cutting it for me or for the
ranking committees.
Gentry is a Kansas City, Kan.,
sophomore in English and pre-
Ad astra per aspera. The state
motto of Kansas, Latin for to the
stars through difficulties, encom-
passes the struggle of gay Kansans
attempting to win the rights that
have been denied to them through
recent legislation. While politicians
take progressive action in many
other areas of the public domain,
socially, the Sunflower State follows
this formula: Kansas + religiously
fundamental conservatism = 1950s
idealism, aka suburban WASPs with
2.5 kids and a Collie.
Two points have caused a rift
between myself and the politicians
representing us here at home and
in Washington. First, I wonder how
many of these so-called conservatives
truly consider themselves to be just
that conservative. An issue many
fundamental conservatives (now lets
not mix them up with members
of the Religious Right) advocate is
minimal government intervention
in the lives of all citizens. Obviously,
voting in favor of legislation that
intervenes in my life, and the lives of
other gay people, is inherently non-
Secondly, how do these politi-
cians claim to be progressive? Their
voting records on gay issues appear
to be both anti-progress and dis-
After the defeat of the Federal
Marriage Amendment in Congress
earlier this summer, I became aware,
via the Human Rights Campaign,
that Lawrences representative voted
in favor of the measure. In an e-
mail exchange with Representative
Jim Ryun (R-Kan.), the congressman
affirmed his position on homosexu-
ality in America. The KU alumnus
believes every citizen should have
equal protection under the law and
also condemns prejudicial treatment
of homosexuals. In contrast, Ryun,
like many Republicans, feels that gay
marriage goes beyond basic rights.
I do not believe that we should pro-
vide a class of citizens with special
or extra rights, he wrote. So, if we
were to put Rep. Ryun into a time
machine and send him back to 1960,
do you think he would support or
oppose of the integration of black
Americans into society?
Ryun went even further when he
insinuated that homosexuals arent
capable of being in a monogamous
and legally-recognized relationship.
I do not believe that we should
broaden the traditional definition
of marriage on the basis of such a
recent political trend without exam-
ining the long-term psychological,
physical and emotional effects of
the homosexual lifestyle, he wrote.
I will agree, there are serious prob-
lems within some parts of the gay
community, but those who wish to
obtain a legal union typically dont
fall into those categories, nor do they
approve of destructive lifestyles.
Another Kansas politician and
self-described defender of marriage
spoke out after the FMA was sound-
ly defeated. Senator Sam Brownback
(R-Kan.), in a June Washington Post
article, used the word progress in
a rather contradictory way: Were
making progress, and were not
going to stop until marriage between
a man and a woman is protected . .
. protected in the courts, protected
in the Constitution, but most of all,
protected for the people and for the
future of our children in this society.
Well, I think its safe to say that Sen.
Brownbacks position further dem-
onstrates the hurdles that must be
cleared if homosexuals are to obtain
equal rights.
It is necessary for true conserva-
tives to stand up and strongly oppose
this ludicrous attempt by religious
fundamentalists to create a theoc-
racy in Kansas.
Horn is a Lenexa junior in journal-
ism and European studies.
By CHris Horn
kansan columnist
By CAssiE GEntry
kansan columnist
should raise
Kansas reps fail gay community
Eating veggies is a
principled choice
I was pleased to read Jacky Carters
Jayplay article Give Veggies A Try.
Innumerable tasty and nutritious
options exist for those who wish
to boycott the extreme cruelty of
todays hyper-industrialized factory
farms, which provide the nation with
most of its animal products. These
farms treat sentient animals as meat-
producing machines. Your plate can
reflect a concern for humane treat-
ment of animals at your very next
meal. Give it a try!
Jason Ketola
Minneapolis, Minn.
NCAA recruiting
bylaw goes too far
Dear prospect,
Please play for the Jayhawks.
If a prospective players name
had been mentioned above, the
NCAAs bylaw 13 on recruiting
would have been broken and the
KU Athletics Department would
have asked The University
Daily Kansan to cease encour-
aging prospects to attend the
The bylaw states that ath-
letic representatives, who may
include students, must refrain
from attempting to persuade a
recruit to attend their univer-
sity. From social networking
Web sites such as Facebook
and Myspace to discussion
forums, the Internet makes it
possible for everyone to violate
bylaw 13.
The tyrannical bylaw provides
an overly broad definition of
athletic representative. A stu-
dent who purchases a ticket to
a football game certainly lacks
the power a traditional booster
might have in influencing a
prospects decision. The NCAA
should allow students to express
themselves to recruits.
We understand the concern:
Students might offer a recruit
a unique benefit, such as a job,
in exchange for the recruits
promise to enroll. The recruit
could then lose eligibility. But
why prevent a student from
simply telling a recruit why the
University would be a great
place to play ball?
Further, athletics departments
cannot adequately enforce the
bylaw. Administrators charged
with the task of monitoring
comments on social networking
sites might find them difficult
to navigate without the NCAAs
The NCAA doesnt tell
us what to monitor or how
to monitor, Theresa Becker,
associate athletics director for
compliance, said Thursday. We
create our own forms. We create
our own policies the NCAA
doesnt come in and tell us how
to run our shop.
That difficulty hasnt stopped
some athletics departments
from being justifiably vigilant.
On July 28, the University of
Kentucky Athletics Association
announced that it had reported
recruiting violations to the
NCAA after several boosters
posted on the Myspace profiles
of UK prospects encouraging
them to attend the university.
Other athletics depart-
ments have gone too far. Kent
State University and Loyola
University prohibit student-
athletes from having social
networking profiles, according
to the NCAAs Web site. The KU
Athletics Department allows
student-athletes to have profiles,
but advises them to be cautious.
The definition of ath-
letic representative should be
reevaluated before a player loses
eligibility on some frivolous
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Last season, the Jayhawks posted
a 10-6 home record, contrasted with
a 4-9 record on the road.
Jana Correa, senior outside hitter,
said she was excited to play at home
because the team had more confi-
dence playing at Horejsi.
The Kangaroos enter tonights
game under interim head coach
Chrissy Elder, who was an assistant
last season. Elder is currently the
youngest head coach in the nation.
UMKC is lead by Lauren Starks,
junior outside hitter/setter, who was
the lone Roo to be named to the all-
tournament team this past weekend,
after compiling 34 kills.
UMKC enters tonights game
without two of its top players. Angela
Melka, senior outside hitter, and
Mandy Tipton, junior libero/defen-
sive specialist, will sit out tonight
because of injuries.
The home stay will be brief for
the Jayhawks. They will travel to
Philadelphia for the Temple Classic,
which starts Friday. Kansas plays
Temple on Friday, then Maine and
Rutgers on Saturday.
Kansan sportswriter Drew Davi-
son can be contacted at ddavi-
Edited by Nicole Kelley
With Holmes move to defense,
the Demons lost their top five rush-
ers from 2005, which might cause
problems for a team predominantly
concerned with running. Slated to
start in the backfield is senior Greg
Skidmore, who carried the ball just
13 times for 72 yards and a touch-
down last season. The touchdown
and 34 of those yards came on one
carry in Northwestern States last
Stoker said as many as four run-
ning backs might see action on
The Demons do return their top
receiver from last season in senior
wide receiver Derrick Doyle, but
theres uncertainty surrounding who
the receivers will be catching passes
Junior quarterback Ricky Joe
Meeks saw action in seven games
last season at quarterback, but he
has been battling sophomore Roch
Charpentier for the No. 1 job.
Ill play Charpentier somewhere
in there, unless Ricky does play
extremely well early in the game,
Stoker said. Regardless, I want to
get both of them some snaps.
Although Kansas has its own
question marks up and down its
roster, the Jayhawks havent lost a
nonconference home game since
2003. As a result, Stoker doesnt see
Memorial Stadium as an ideal loca-
tion for his young teams first game
of the season.
Im not going to tell you Im
looking forward to it, but our kids
are excited about it, Stoker said.
Kansan sportswriter Shawn Shroy-
er can be contacted at sshroyer@
Edited by Dianne Smith
I didnt really have that option,
Mangino said of pulling the red-
shirt. When he was detected with
the medical problem, that erased
that. By the time he was physically
ready, from a development stand-
point, he wouldnt have been ready
to play and we didnt want to waste
a year on a guy that really could
have four really great years at KU.
Although Meier said playing
time was one of the main reasons
he chose to be a Jayhawk, sitting
out last season proved to be valu-
able. Not only did he get a chance
to adjust to the college lifestyle and
get to know his coaches, Meier also
got a chance to learn the offense
without the pressure of facing an
opposing defense.
The whole redshirt season was
a big-time learning experience,
Meier said. I was learning about
the whole college deal. Through my
brothers, I was learning little things
here and there. It was a huge year,
and I made the most of it.
One cool kid
With his carefree attitude and
free-flowing mane of nearly shoul-
der-length blonde hair, Meier looks
more like the typical California
surfer than a highly-touted col-
lege quarterback. Teammates say
he walks cool, talks cool and even
eats lunch cool, if such a thing is
But looks can be deceiving.
Instead, Meier takes the calm
and confidence that oozes from
his laid-back personality and chan-
nels it toward creating stability at
a position that has been a revolv-
ing door the past two seasons.
Hidden inside that cool exterior is
a burning desire to prove himself.
Despite being the presumed start-
er for nearly nine months, Meier
still finds himself looking over his
Youve got to go in there with
the attitude that theres guys behind
you, Meier said. Its never a secure
lock that youre going to play, you
have to come out and prove your-
self every day.
Meiers ability to step into the
starting role and play at a level
above most other freshmen has
been impressive, but what has stood
out most to his teammates is that
calm, confident attitude.
In the huddle on the practice field
or scrambling through the defense,
Meier never seems flustered. Even
while scrambling downfield for a
15-yard rushing touchdown at last
weeks Fan Appreciation Day, Meier
just calmly strolled into the end-
zone. He receives a few high fives
from teammates as he heads for the
sideline, but does not partake in
any fancy celebrations or choreo-
graphed routines.
In contrast to teammates bounc-
ing around on the sideline, hyping
themselves up, Meier stands qui-
etly. He credits part of that relaxed
gameday attitude to the mix of
Grateful Dead and Widespread
Panic music that is a staple in his
pregame routine.
Hes been able to maintain that
attitude, in part, because hell lead
an offense that returns seven start-
ers, including nearly the entire
offensive line and an experienced
running back. Even seniors, like
running back Jon Cornish, know
Meier is capable of finding suc-
From the second he got here,
he just had that special aura around
him, Cornish said. I think its not
going to be very obvious that he is
a freshman.
An anticipated debut
In nearly a month of practice
with the first-team offense, Meier
has had plenty of ups and downs.
Interceptions, batted-down passes
and fumbled handoffs have been
just as much a part of Meiers learn-
ing process as scrambling down-
field out of the pocket or a pass
perfectly threaded between two
defenders. Even so, Kansas coach
Mark Mangino has high expecta-
tions for his prized quarterback.
Ive been around some really
good quarterbacks, Mangino said
of his stops as an assistant coach at
Oklahoma and Kansas State. Josh
Heupel, Jason White and Michael
Bishop those guys are really, real-
ly good players. Can he be in that
category? I think its possible.
Meier has been the talk of the
Kansas football world since he
signed with the Jayhawks, as the
nations 13th-ranked high-school
quarterback in 2004. His reputa-
tion skyrocketed after his sharp
performance in Aprils spring game.
He finished his first action as a
Jayhawk 16-of-28 passing for 184
yards and three touchdowns. At
open practices, every intercep-
tion or overthrown pass brings a
collective cringe from fans, while
every completed pass triggers wild
Although Meier will be Kansas
youngest starting quarterback since
Adam Barmanns 2003 start against
Texas A&M, Mangino believes he
has the right make-up to succeed.
Hes very intelligent, Mangino
said. When he makes a mistake,
he usually turns around and tells
the coach before he can get to
A quiet confdence
Slowly but surely, the pack of
reporters surrounding Meier in that
corner outside the Kansas locker
room at Memorial Stadium begins
to dwindle. He sits, listening atten-
tively, answering the same ques-
tions too many times to count.
He repeatedly responds to ques-
tions about dealing with the pres-
sure of being a freshman quarter-
back and whether he thinks itll
be difficult to handle the respon-
sibility. He occasionally flashes a
smile in the middle of serious foot-
ball talk about reading defenses or
memorizing the playbook.
Thats where his calm, confi-
dent side comes out. Hes not afraid
of expressing his faith in himself,
teammates or coaches. Its not a
cocky confidence, instead its the
swagger of a guy whos finally get-
ting his chance to live up to the hype
already surrounding his game.
Football is all about being con-
fident, he said. You have to be
self-confident, and you have to dis-
play it.
Kansan senior sportswriter Ryan
Schneider can be contacted at
Edited by Aly Barland
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game Saturday Aug. 19 at the Horejsi Family Athletics Center.
TUESDAY, AUgUST 29, 2006
Horn born, HAwk brED
Easier schedule gives Hawks hope
By Travis roBineTT
Expect Kansas to improve its
record this season, and not be-
cause it could be better, but be-
cause of an easier schedule.
For the frst time in two years,
Kansas wont have to play the
three recently best teams in the
Big 12 Conference: Texas, Okla-
homa and Texas Tech. What a
With those three off the sched-
ule, Kansas will be spared much
heartbreak and embarrassment.
Remember it was Texas Tech
that came back from a 25-point
defcit two seasons ago in Law-
rence. And last season Oklaho-
mas defense completely shut
down Kansas offense. Then
theres Texas, who beat Kansas
like a drum last year: 66-14.
Thank goodness Kansas
doesnt have to play any of them
again for another two seasons.
But now pressure is on the Jay-
hawks to take advantage of their
fortunate scheduling.
Baylor and Oklahoma State
are must-win games. If Kansas
doesnt win those, dont expect
a bowl game, because those two
will most likely be the easiest
conference competition the Jay-
hawks will face. The fnal South
team Texas A&M comes
to Lawrence, where Kansas was
6-0 last season. To make things
tougher for the Aggies, its on
the Jayhawks Homecoming
If Kansas can come out of
those games 3-0 or even 2-
1 its in a good position to
make a run at the Big 12 North.
Kansas is the only team in the
North that doesnt play Texas or
Oklahoma. Out of all the North
teams, only Nebraska is good
enough to match an undefeated
record against the South. Its
toughest game will be at home
against Texas, but Nebraska has
a daunting home-feld advan-
tage and a fairly good football
Unfortunately for Iowa State,
it plays both Texas and Oklaho-
ma. Welcome to the Jayhawks
world for the last two years, Cy-
For Kansas to pick up some
steam as a program, it needs to
play more teams that are of its
caliber. Taking all the national
championship contenders off
of Kansas schedule this year
makes a mid-level bowl game,
or even a Big 12 North title, ob-
If Kansas wins the North,
maybe then it will play Texas
or Oklahoma. And even if the
Jayhawks lose, its much sweeter
losing in the Big 12 Champion-
ship game than in the regular
season. Its nice the Hawks now
have the schedule to do so.
Travis robinett is an austin junior
in journalism.
By Travis roBineTT
kAnSAn SporTS colUmniST
athletics calendar
nVolleyball vs. UMKC, 7 p.m.,
Family Ath-
letics Center
Player to
watch: Savan-
nah Noyes,
middle blocker,
begins her
second season as a Jayhawk veteran
starter. Last season, she started 30
games, and against Miami on Satur-
day, Noyes had a career high 14 kills.
nVolleyball vs. Temple, 6 p.m.,
Temple Classic, Philadelphia, Pa.
nSoccer vs. Cal, 6:30 p.m., Cal
Invitational, Berkeley, Calif.
nCross Country, Bob Timmons
Invitational, 9 a.m., Rim Rock
nVolleyball vs. Maine, 9 a.m.,
Temple Classic, Philadelphia, Pa.
nVolleyball vs. Rutgers, 2 p.m.,
Temple Classic, Philadelphia, Pa.
nFootball vs. Northwestern State,
6 p.m., Memorial Stadium
nSoccer vs. Saint Marys, noon, Cal
Invitational, Berkeley, Calif.
Football ticket sales
reach record high level
By C.J. Moore
With the Kansas football team
coming off its best season in 10
years and first bowl victory since
1995, KU fans are showing a
hoops-like interest in the football
The Jayhawks have sold an all-
time record 28,100 season tickets
for the 2006
home sched-
ule, the Kansas
A t h l e t i c s
De par t me nt
a n n o u n c e d
Monday after-
noon. The pre-
vious record
for season
ticket sales was
in 1969, when
the team sold 27,700 season tickets
following an Orange Bowl appear-
ance the previous year.
There is an anticipation for this
year, associate athletics director
Jim Marchiony said. Even though
we lost a lot of players, weve got
very good players coming in that
people are excited about.
In 2005, Kansas sold approxi-
mately 26,700 season tickets
and averaged a school record
43,675 fans during its six games
at Memorial Stadium. Six of the
Jayhawks seven victories were
in Lawrence last year, including
the teams first victory against
Nebraska since 1968. The 40-15
victory against Nebraska was the
largest home crowd ever to wit-
ness a game at Memorial Stadium,
51,750 fans.
Because of an NCAA rule
change allowing 12 regular season
games, Kansas has upped the num-
ber of home games to seven and
will again add another home game
in 2007.
Marchiony said fans were also
excited about
the teams finish
last season. The
Jayhawks won four
of their final five
games, including
a 42-13 victory
against Houston
in the Fort Worth
Kansas students
helped break the
season-ticket sales record by pur-
chasing roughly 7,800 sports pack-
ages to date.
Sports combo packages for stu-
dents cost $150 and are still avail-
able at the Allen Fieldhouse ticket
Kansas opens the season at
home 6 p.m. Saturday against
Northwestern State. Individual
tickets may also be purchased for
football home games.
Kansan staf writer C.J. Moore
can be contacted at cjmoore@
Edited by Jacky Carter
Even though we lost a lot of
players, weve got very good
players coming in that people
are excited about.
Jim marchiony
associate athletics director
big 12 fooTbAll
Despite setback, Sooners eyes on South
By shawn shroyer
Oklahomas checklist for success
in 2006 was simple:
Return a front seven on defense
chock full of impact players
Return a young group of speedy
defensive backs check.
Return one of the best running
backs in college football check.
Return quarterback from last sea-
son not so much.
Sophomore quarterback Rhett
Bomar was dismissed from the team
for being overpaid for a job he took
with a team booster. Now Oklahoma
will have to prove it can win without
an ideal quarterback situation.
As a team, were coming off an 8-
4 year and right now thats what we
are, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops
said. In a months time, the strength
of the Sooners has shifted from
offense to defense.
Senior linebacker Rufus
Alexander was voted preseason Big
12 Defensive Player of the Year by
conference media. He will headline
a star-studded defense.
The Oklahoma defensive line
features three players sure to give
opposing quarterbacks headaches.
Senior defensive end C.J. Ah You
recorded seven sacks last season,
which will mesh nicely with the play-
ers battling for playing time at the
other end spot. Senior defensive end
Larry Birdine missed all but one
game last season but tallied 11 com-
bined sacks his two previous seasons.
In Birdines place last season, senior
Calvin Thibodeaux got to quarter-
back 10 times.
Alexanders 102 tackles and five
sacks last season earned him recog-
nition, but fellow senior linebacker
Zach Latimer is not far behind him.
Latimer posted 84 tackles and four
sacks in 2005.
Oklahomas starting secondary
combined for 25 starts last season,
yet none are seniors.
Junior cornerback D.J. Wolfe
had perhaps the most impressive
2005 campaign. He switched to cor-
ner from running back last season,
started 11 games, was third on the
team in tackles and intercepted two
Wolfe teams up with sophomore
cornerback Reggie Smith, freshman
strong safety Keenan Clayton and
junior free safety Darien Williams
to keep receivers from catching any
passes that opposing quarterbacks
actually have time to get off.
Even with the loss of Bomar on
offense, the cog of the Sooner offense
is still in place: Adrian Peterson.
Although the junior running back
was bothered by an ankle injury most
of last season, Peterson is poised to
come back better than ever. At the
Big 12 Media Days, Peterson said
his goal for 2006 was to rush for
2,200 yards. Only two Division 1-A
running backs, Barry Sanders and
Marcus Allen, have ever cracked the
2,200-yard barrier.
Big 12 media revealed their high
expectations for Peterson, voting
him preseason Big 12 Offensive
Player of the Year.
The success of Peterson and
Oklahomas receivers in the passing
game will ultimately come down to
the new starting quarterback, senior
Paul Thompson.
Thompson split time between
quarterback and wide receiver last
season and was supposed to play
receiver exclusively this season.
In limited time at quarterback
in 2003, Thompson had a 50-yard
scramble and a 29-yard touchdown
While the Sooners could lose hope
after Bomars dismissal, its more like-
ly they will use the loss to reinforce a
lesson they learned last season.
Last season we learned that its
not given, winning is not given,
Alexander said.
Kansan sportswriter shawn shroy-
er can be contacted at sshroyer@
Edited by Derek Korte
Oklahoma defensive back Darian Williams, right, closes in on running back Adrian Peterson,
left, April 8, 2006, during Oklahomas annual Red andWhite football game in Norman, Okla. The loss
of Oklahomas starting quarterback would seemto put all the pressure on former Heisman runner-up
Peterson to carry the Sooners to success this season. If so, he isnt buying into it.
oklahoma schedule
sept. 2 vs. UAb
sept. 9 vs. washington
sept. 16 at oregon
sept. 23 vs. middle
oct. 7 at Texas
oct. 14 vs. iowa State
oct. 21 vs. colorado
oct. 28 at missouri
nov. 4 at Texas A&m
nov. 11 vs. Texas Tech
nov. 18 at baylor
nov. 25 at oklahoma
Source: Oklahomaathletics department
Defense, new
quarterback to
carry Oklahoma
Chiefs cut Reid as rosters
cut down to 53
The Kansas city chiefs cut for-
mer standout Jayhawk linebacker
nick reid on monday as part of
their eforts to cut their roster to 53
members by Saturday.
reid was named by coaches
last year as the Big 12 defensive
player of the year and signed as an
undrafted rookie free agent, but
had trouble getting on the feld
the frst three preseason games
because the chiefs have several
i just think he was in the wrong
place at the right time, chiefs
coach herm Edwards said. We
have some pretty good linebackers
here. he was a heck of a college
player, and he got better. its a vet-
eran group of linebackers. Theyve
been here. So they had a little edge
on him.
Edwards said he was confdent
reid would get an opportunity
with some other team, and could
even wind up one day with Kansas
a lot of things could happen.
injuries come into play when you
cut players now. he has some abil-
ity. he could show up on a practice
squad, too.
Associated Press
The Sooners had high hopes this season. But
following the loss of its starting quarterback,
Oklahoma will have to rely on defense to
compete in the Big 12 South.
9A 9A
Kansas football fans students and otherwise
have contributed to record-break-
ing season-ticket sales for the 06-07
tuesday, august 29, 2006
Absent athletes plague Mangino
rumor control
Kansas coach Mark Mangino
from Mondays Big 12 Confer-
ence Football Teleconference:
On Aqib Talibs reported
I have no comment on that.
On whether Jerome Kemp
will play in Saturdays game:
Im not going to discuss the
situation. He looks great.
On a reported injury to
Rodney Allen:
Thats sensationalism at its
Four players out of Saturdays game with injuries, another with disciplinary suspension
By RyAn SchnEidER
After talking trash during the
entire offseason, Aqib Talib has
finally been silenced.
Mondays edition of the Lawrence
Journal-World cited anonymous
sources that said the sophomore cor-
nerback would miss at least Saturdays
game against Northwestern State
because of a disciplinary suspen-
While speaking to the media dur-
ing Tuesdays Big 12 Conference
Football Teleconference, Kansas foot-
ball coach Mark Mangino neither
confirmed nor denied the reports.
I have no comment on that situ-
ation, Mangino said. I do not dis-
cuss any personnel things publicly.
Talib took the spotlight after
Charles Gordon moved to offense
last year, and his reported suspen-
sion puts Kansas secondary depth
in serious trouble. Mangino was
already planning to play Saturdays
game without redshirt-freshman
safety Darrell Stuckey, who is out
with an undisclosed injury.
Mangino said last week that anoth-
er injured safety, senior Jerome Kemp,
might be available for Saturdays game,
but Mangino gave no indication on
Tuesday. He declined to discuss Kemps
injury, but said that he looked great.
Mangino also refused to confirm
or deny reports that senior defensive
end Rodney Allen would sit out of
Saturdays game because of a knee
Thats sensationalism at its best,
Mangino said.
In total, four players will miss the
Northwestern State game because of
various injuries, with Kemp still a
question mark.
Three of those injured players
Stuckey, Allen and sophomore
linebacker James Holt play on
defense. The lone injured offensive
player is redshirt-freshman running
back Angus Quigley, who is out with
what Mangino called an unusual
The Jayhawks will open the sea-
son with or without these players
when they take on Northwestern
State at 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial
Kansan senior sportswriter Ryan
Schneider can be contacted at
Edited by Nicole Kelley
Kansas hopes it can continue with its
24-year winning streak against UMKC
By RyAn SchnEidER
In a room full of football players
clamoring for media attention, Kerry
Meier sits in the corner.
Remaining low-key would suit
Meier just fine, but thats not exactly
Instead, reporters line up nearly
six-deep, circling Meier in the same
corner that was empty just moments
before. All of this for the chance to
ask a question of the quarterback
who has already been tabbed as the
savior of Kansas football.
Quite a title considering Meier
hasnt even taken a snap in college.
Following Kansas first bowl victory
in a decade, nothing short of a repeat
performance will satisfy some fans.
Those expectations rest squarely on
his right arm, and the redshirt-fresh-
man quarterback knows it.
The ball is in my hand 100 per-
cent of the time, so I am going to
have to make plays, Meier said. If
Kansas is going to win ball games,
I am going to have to make plays,
whether it is doing it myself or get-
ting it to my teammates.
Meier takes the pressure in stride,
though. He spent last year waiting
for his time in the spotlight. Come
Saturday, Meier will get his first shot
and put his cool, confident persona
to the test.

Waiting for his turn
This scenario almost didnt play
out for Meier. He was nearly tossed
into last seasons quarterback car-
ousel that produced three different
starting quarterbacks in six games.
Instead, he was given a redshirt
by Mangino after a heart defect was
found early in the season. Following
a procedure to fix the problem, he
resumed practicing with the team.
Even after his recovery, Mangino
rejected calls to strip the redshirt.
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Kansas v. northwestern state
Saturday, Sept. 2, 6 p.m.
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a lot riding on his shoulders, he exudes a calmconfdence and is determined to make this season a success.
Hawks excited, ready
for match against Roos
By dREw dAviSOn
The Jayhawk volleyball team
will play its home opener at 7
tonight in Horejsi Family Athletics
Im excited to play at home,
Emily Brown, junior right side hit-
ter/setter, said. My favorite part is
playing at home.
Tonight, Kansas (2-1) will try
to extend UMKCs losing streak
to four. UMKC, from the Mid-
Continent Conference, lost all
three of its games last weekend
at the Louisville Invitational in
Louisville, Ky.
The KU Athletics Department
will give all fans at tonights game a
Kansas volleyball-schedule magnet
and poster.
Last season, Kansas swept
UMKC, 3-0, in Lawrence, and has
not lost a game to the Kangaroos
in 24 years, the last being Oct. 19,
There is a certain comfort
zone playing at home, coach Ray
Bechard said.
Bechard said Alabama, who
swept Kansas on Saturday in
Tuscaloosa, Ala., had an advantage
playing at home because of the
environment being in its favor.
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Weakened ofense
hinders opponent
By ShAwn ShROyER
Northwestern State and Kansas
can sympathize with each other in
one respect: Missing players.
This preseason, Kansas has suf-
fered key injuries at running back
and in the secondary on defense.
As for Division 1-AA Northwestern
State, its starting lineup on Saturday
isnt likely to mirror its preseason
depth chart.
Were in the same boat,
Northwestern State coach Scott
Stoker said. Youll be able to tell
from the initial lineup to what it
will be later on in the week.
S t o k e r
couldnt get into
specifics, but he
said he would
have a better idea
which players
would have to sit
out as Saturday
S a t u r d a y s
game will be the
first of the season
for both teams.
The Northwestern State Demons,
from Natchitoches, La., will travel
to Lawrence for the 6 p.m. kickoff.
Demons junior linebacker
Anthony Holmes is out for sure. A
running back last season, Holmes
would have played this weekend at
linebacker, but Stoker said Holmes
had been suspended for breaking
team rules.
Other than Holmes, the Demon
defense is in good shape.
Northwestern States defensive
line includes All-Americans Tory
Collins, senior defensive tackle,
and Ed Queen, senior defensive
end. While Queen missed most of
2005 because of a sports hernia,
Collins had 64 tackles 14 for a
loss and one sack.
The two were also named pre-
season first-team All-Southland
Conference with junior defensive
end Charlie Brooks, who had 46
tackles and three sacks in 2005.
The Demons use only two line-
backers in their defensive scheme,
and the two leading candidates
to start at linebacker didnt play
prominent roles for the defense last
season. Senior
T.J. McMillan
and junior
D e Mi c h a e l
Robinson com-
bined for just
51 tackles last
Senior free
safety Russ
Washington was
States final pre-
season all-conference selection and
he will lead a five-player second-
In the secondary, last year we
didnt have very much depth, this
year weve got a lot of guys, Stoker
said. For the first time, the main
thing is, weve got some depth back
The same cant be said for
Northwestern States offense.
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Im not going to tell you Im
looking forward to it, but our
kids are excited about it.
scott stoker
northwestern state football coach