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Sixteen pounds of sugar, 65 days and
$260 is what Nate Boehr went through on
his way to trying all 130 flavors at Tads
Tropical Sno, 939 Iowa St. Boehr, a Topeka
sophomore, tried flavors Nos. 129 and 130
The feat is nothing new for Boehr, who
consumed all 130 flavors at the Tads in his
hometown. He even has a flavor named
after him there: a strawberry, watermel-
on and orange concoction referred to as
Boehrs Blast.
For Boehr, it was a personal challenge
that began four years ago. Boehr had
recently tried his first Tads sno cone at
the urging of high school friends, and was
standing in line for another when the idea
came to him.
Id be waiting in line, and I would hear
people talking around me saying, Oh,
someday Im going to try all the flavors,
but no one ever stepped up to the plate,
Boehr said.
He accepted the challenge then, and
accepted it again early this July.
Boehr said that when he came to the
University of Kansas, he was happy to
learn there was a Tads in Lawrence. He
said he was disappointed when he discov-
ered his flavor had been left off the list.
The discovery gave him a newfound deter-
mination, and he started preparing for the
One thing Boehr had to plan for was
the financial burden of buying 130 sno
cones. A regular, the size Boehr typically
purchases, costs $2. After eating the last
bite of Wipeout, the final flavor on the list,
Boehr had spent $260 on the summertime
When I did it back in Topeka, I had a
job to help finance it, Boehr said. With
school now, I dont really have time for a
job. Thats why I didnt start until July. I
was nervous about asking my dad for the
Boehr said his goal was to leave his mark
in Lawrence by getting his flavor added
to the list. Tad Gellender, owner of Tads
Tropical Sno, has agreed to add Boehrs
Blast to the Lawrence menu, Boehr said.
Zach Macchi, Topeka sophomore, has
known Boehr since high school. He said
he has accompanied Boehr to Tads in
Lawrence and in Topeka on several
Macchi said that he would never join
Boehr in his quest for flavor domination,
but that it was fun watching his friend go
after it.
Its cool how he plans it out so far in
advance, Macchi said. He always seems
pretty excited when he goes, unless he
knows hes getting bad flavors. Then hes
not always so pumped.
Boehr, a self-proclaimed expert on Tads
Tropical Sno flavors, confessed he didnt
like them all. There were a few he said
he didnt enjoy. Among those flavors were
chocolate, cheesecake and birthday cake.
Its a three-way tie for last place, Boehr
said. Those just really dont fit my tastes.
Its called Tads Tropical Sno, which sort
of implies the flavors should all be fruit-
Macchi said he thought it was funny
how Boehr built relationships with the
workers at Tads.
Ali Dankenbring, a manager at Tads,
said she had seen Boehr many times since
the beginning of summer. She said that
trying all 130 flavors was not a common
There are usually one or two peo-
ple who try to do it each summer,
Dankenbring said. Those people rarely
make it through them all though.
Boehr knows he may not be the only
one in Lawrence to try every flavor, but
he said he was confident he was the only
one to do it both in Topeka and here. The
evidence of his feat is a clean, labeled cup
from every flavor.
The two-a-day consumption of sno
cones worried Boehr at times. He said he
got concerned about diabetes because each
treat contained 55 grams of sugar. After
doing the math, Boehr said it came out to
16 pounds of sugar when all is said and
With the two nearby Tads down, only
the one in Manhattan, Kan., remains.
Boehr said he was quite sure he would
never make the trip.
Man I tell you what, Boehr said. If
Tads in Manhattan was the last place on
earth you could get one of those delicious
sno cones, I would sooner try all 168,000
drink combinations at Sonic before I had
just one sno cone in Manhattan; I hate
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tells explorers stories
The adventures and discoveries of
explorers will be brought to life at the Lied
Center on Saturday. First Person: Stories
From the Edge of the World will feature
excerpts from journals, music by Ensemble
Galilei and photographs from National
Geographic. NPRs Neal Conan and actress
Lily Knight will narrate the program.
Former astronaut
to discuss Hubble
Steven Hawley, professor of phys-
ics and astronomy and former NASA
astronaut, will talk about his space
shuttle missions Sunday. The presen-
tation will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at
Spooner Hall and be free.
Dole Institute ofers
specialized lectures
Pizza and Politics is getting a facelift this
year, and trying to reach different groups
of students not involved with the political
science department. The first Pizza and
Politics will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.
today at the Adams Alumni Center. The
two featured speakers are political consul-
tants Jon Gaylord and Ray Strother.
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Functions and Data Analysis
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the 19th Century Gallery in
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Odd news
Firefghter revives cat
with mouth-to-mouth
lucky cat owes one of its nine lives
to a frefghter who revived it with
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Al Machado rescued the
cat from a burning apartment
Tuesday, telling The Standard
Times of New Bedford that he
saw immediately that it needed
air. Machado began performing
mouth to mouth on the animal as
he carried it outside.
Video shot at the scene shows
Machado bent over, breathing
into the cats mouth several
times. The cat, a tiger angora, was
revived and resting comfortably
soon after.
No humans were injured in the
fre. A man and woman whose
last known address was the build-
ing that burned were arrested
and charged with arson, authori-
ties said.
Two other cats died in the
second-foor apartment, but two
dogs there were saved with the
help of oxygen from paramedics
and animal rescue personnel. Pets
on the other two foors includ-
ing a ferret and even some frogs
on the frst foor were all saved.
Asked what it tasted like to
give mouth-to-mouth to a cat,
Machado laughed, grimaced and
said: Like fur.
Airline requests bald men to
participate in ad campaign
New Zealands national airline is
ofering to pay bald travelers to
use their heads literally in a
new advertising campaign.
Air New Zealand said it wants
70 recruits to stand in lines in
three airports while wearing
temporary tattoos on the back of
their heads so the displays can be
seen by people lining up behind
The airline would pay 1,000
New Zealand dollars ($660) for
each walking billboard, a com-
pany ofcial said.
The tattoos will promote a new
system that is meant to reduce
check-in waiting times.
Air New Zealand marketing
manager Steve Bayliss described
the campaign as a bit of fun.
Its a ... tattoo on the back of
someones head, so they have
to have their head shaved or be
bald already, he told National
Radio on Wednesday. It will be
an advantage for them to be bald
The tattoos would fade or
wash of after about two weeks,
he said.
Bayliss added that he wont be
part of the program since he was
doing OK in the hair depart-
Wisconsin man eats
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FOND DU LAC, Wis. Talk
about a Big Mac attack! Don
Gorske says he has eaten 23,000
of the burgers in 36 years.
The Fond du Lac man said
he hit the 23,000 milestone last
month, continuing a culinary
obsession that began May 17,
1972, and is fed by his obsessive-
compulsive disorder.
I enjoy them every day, said
Gorske, 54. I need two to fll me
Gorske has kept every burger
receipt in a box. He says he was
always fascinated with num-
bers, and watching McDonalds
track its number of customers
motivated him to track his own
Despite a diet some would
call unhealthy, Gorske says he
keeps himself in good shape. He
says hes 6-foot-2 and weighs 185
pounds, and walks as many as 10
miles a day.
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news 3A thursday, september 11, 2008
Pizza and Politics hopes to add
some spice this semester, not to the
pizzas, but to the politics.
Although Pizza and Politics will
have several political speakers this
semester, Tom Cox, Shawnee grad-
uate student and Pizza and Politics
coordinator, said the group was
also trying to include a variety of
speakers on different topics.
What we want to do most is
make the issues and topics discussed
relevant to students, Cox said.
Pizza and Politics is sponsored
by the Robert J. Dole Institute of
Politics and occurs at least five
times during a semester. Students
can eat free pizza and have the
opportunity to talk with political
The first Pizza and Politics,
which is open to all students, will
be from noon to 1:30 this after-
noon at the Adams Alumni Center
in the Bruckmiller room.
This semester, the group will
also branch out to different schools
at the University. For example, Cox
said Wednesdays Pizza and Politics
at Green Hall was exclusively for
law students.
We have a lot of diverse people
talking about a lot of different top-
ics, Cox said. Its not just everyday
politics; its everyday things.
Cox said that a sports-themed
Pizza and Politics and an exclusive
School of Journalism event would
also be held this semester.
We want to make sure all of
the topics focus on something that
is relevant to our age and present
things we can walk away with and
benefit from in politics, Cox said.
Todays Pizza and Politics will
be a question-and-answer style dis-
cussion and will feature speakers
Joe Gaylord and Ray Strother, both
of whom are political consultants.
Strother has worked with
numerous political icons, includ-
ing Al Gore, Cox said.
Amanda Applegate, Wichita
senior and a member of the Dole
Institutes Student Advisory Board,
said when it came to scheduling
speakers for Pizza and Politics, the
group tried to keep it very bal-
We want to bring in someone
from both sides of the issues to
keep it bipartisan, Applegate said.
Gaylord is a Republican, while
Strother is a Democrat.
Allan Cigler, professor of politi-
cal science, spoke at a Pizza and
Politics last year and said it was a
good program for students who
were interested in politics.
I think anything that engages
students in contemporary political
events and topics is a good thing,
Cigler said. The pizza probably
doesnt hurt either.
When Cigler spoke to the group,
he said the discussion focused on
the Obama phenomenon. Cigler
said the audience had differing
opinions of Obama and his stances
on controversial topics.
Cox said Gaylord and Strother
would discuss the current presi-
dential campaigns, but the students
mainly dictated the direction of the
Thats the great thing about
Pizza and Politics, Cox said. We
always have certain speakers and
topics, but the students are really
the ones who decide what will be
Cox said that when faced with
the challenge of diversifying Pizza
and Politics this year, he wanted
to have everyone from pollsters to
elected officials come in and speak
to students.
Lets face it, none of us have
ever been a candidate, Cox said.
So, its great to hear from people
who can speak on issues going on
within our country that we are fac-
ing outside the elections.
Edited by Jennifer Torline
Pizza and politics attracts students with new approach
Ray Strother and Joe Gaylord, political consultants, will speak today at Pizza and Politics.
HOUSTON The frail and
elderly were put aboard buses
Wednesday and authorities warned
1 million others to flee inland as
Hurricane Ike steamed toward a
swath of the Texas coast that includes
the nations largest concentration of
refineries and chemical plants.
The strengthening storm was
expected to blow ashore early
Saturday somewhere between
Corpus Christi and Houston, with
some forecasts saying it could
become a fearsome Category 4,
with winds of at least 131 mph.
Such a storm could cause a storm
surge of 18 feet in Matagorda Bay
and four to eight feet in Galveston
Bay, emergency officials warned.
The surge in Galveston Bay could
push floodwaters into Houston,
damaging areas that include the
nations biggest refinery and NASAs
Johnson Space Center.
Four counties south and east
of Houston announced mandatory
and voluntary evacuations, depend-
ing on the area, and authorities
began moving weak and chroni-
cally ill patients by bus to San
Antonio, about 190 miles from
Houston. A mandatory evacuation
was also ordered for the west end of
Galveston Island.
Johnny Greer, a 54-year-old
retired plant operator at Dow
Chemical Corp., boarded up his
house a mile from the Gulf of
Mexico in Brazoria County and
planned to hit the road.
Gas and stuff is high. But you
cant look at all that, he said. I
think my life is more valuable than
high gas prices.
About 1 million people live
in the coastal counties between
Corpus Christi and Galveston. An
additional 4 million live in the
Houston area, to the north.
Texas is home to 26 refiner-
ies that account for one-fourth of
U.S. refining capacity, and most
are clustered along the Gulf Coast
in such places as Houston, Port
Arthur and Corpus Christi. Exxon
Mobil Corp.s plant in Baytown,
outside Houston, is the nations
largest refinery. Dow Chemical
has a huge operation just north of
Corpus Christi.
Refineries are built to with-
stand high winds, but flooding
can disrupt operations and power
outages can shut down equipment
for days or weeks. An extended
shutdown could lead to higher
gasoline prices.
At 5 p.m. EDT, Ike was a
Category 2 storm with winds near
100 mph. It was about 720 miles
east of Brownsville, Texas, and was
moving northwest at 8 mph, after
ravaging homes in Cuba and killing
at least 80 people in the Caribbean.
No matter where Ike hits, its
effects are likely to be felt for hun-
dreds of miles, said Mark Sloan,
emergency management coordi-
nator for Harris County, which
includes Houston.
Its a very large storm, Sloan
said. The bands will be over 200
miles out from the center of storm,
so we have to be aware of its
size as it grows over the next 24
to 48 hours and what impacts it
will have on Friday, Saturday and
Hurricane Ike forces residents to leave, could raise gas prices
Mandatory evacuations have forced residents in the Houston area to pack up and leave as Hurricane Ike approaches. Oil companies fear that the
hurricane might damage oil refneries in the Gulf Coast, which could cause gas prices to rise.



Replacement Senator
Seats Available!!!
Available constituencies--
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Junior/Senior College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences (1)
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Graduate (7)
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Applications DUE 5pm on
Tuesday, September 16th.
Complete an application and get a petition with 50 signa-
tures from the constituency you wish to represent. All can
be picked up and turned into 410 Kansas Union, or you
can get a copy online at Inter-
views with the Replacement Committee (made up of current
Senators) will occur between September 17th and 26th.
Spots will be announced shortly after and conrmed in full
Senate on October 1st.
KU American Business Women's Association Meeting
Tuesday, September 16 @ 7-8 p.m.
Courtside Room (Burge Union)
Dress business casual
Speaker: C.H. Robinson
Topic: Resumes & Interviews
Come hear what an employer recruiting at KU looks for in
a candidate's resume and learn some helpful tips!
New members, all years in school,
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Former astronaut: Prepare yourself for opportunities
Steven Hawley thought about
being an astronaut when he studied
at the University of Kansas in the
early 1970s.
However, all of the NASA
astronauts were pilots at the
time, and Hawley studied physics
and astronomy. He found an
opportunity to work with NASA
when it launched space shuttle
projects involving scientists,
doctors and engineers.
You really dont know what
opportunities may be out there in
the future for you, Hawley said.
You prepare yourself as best as
you can for whatever opportunities
come up.
Hawley became an astronaut
after these projects.
Now, as a professor of physics
and astronomy, Hawley will give
a presentation, My Life with the
Hubble Space Telescope, this
Sunday in Spooner Hall.
Hawley will talk about his
space shuttle missions and the
achievements of the Hubble
Space Telescope. The Hubbles
final mission is scheduled next
Hawley grew up in Salina and
graduated from the University with
a bachelors degree in physics and
astronomy in 1973. After he earned
a doctorate in astronomy and
astrophysics from the University of
California, he started working for
NASA in 1978.
Hawley said he hoped his
presentation would inspire people,
especially those from the younger
I dont know that I ever seriously
thought I could be involved in
that, Hawley said. Just because
they may be from a small town
in Kansas, that doesnt mean they
cant grow up to do cool things.
He worked with NASA for 30
years and made five space flights to
conduct research.
Hawleys first mission was the
maiden flight of the Space Shuttle
Discovery in 1984. Two of his
missions involved launching the
Hubble Space Telescope, which
made important contributions to
astronomy research.
Hawley returned to the University
this fall to teach astronomy. He said
he hoped to teach at the University
for a long time.
Jackie Paschang, Stilwell
senior, took Hawleys astronomy
class. She said the class was not
a requirement for her major, but
she was interested in working with
NASA and took the class because
of Hawley. She said his extensive
background in the subject made
the class interesting and made her
He wants us to get excited about
what we learn, Paschang said.
Hawley said he would bring
space items to show in the
I may leave that as a surprise,
Hawley said. They will be able to
come up and see something close
up. I collected them from doing a
couple missions with Hubble in the
past 20 years.
Hawley is the first speaker in a
series of presentations sponsored
by the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, which is called CLAS
Joseph Steinmetz, dean of
liberal arts and sciences, said
the college started the series to
provide educational outreach to
the community and to encourage
communication between faculty
and community members. The
lectures will cover eight different
topics throughout the year.
Tickets are free and available at
the dean of liberal arts and sciences
office, 200 Strong Hall, and at the
Lawrence Public Library, 707
Vermont St.
Edited by Becka Cremer
Steven Hawley,
professor of
physics and
astronomy, to
speak Sunday
My Life with the Hubble
Space Telescope
Who: Steven Hawley
When: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Spooner Hall
cost: Free
Alex Bonham-Carter/ KANSAN
Steven Hawley, 1973 graduate and former astronaut, will give a speech for the CLAS Acts College of Liberal Arts lecture series Sunday. His speech will cover his experience maintaining the Hubble Telescope.
Obama defends use of lipstick maxim, says its not sexist
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks during a town hall meeting at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, Va.,
Tuesday. Obama has recently said he was not refering to Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin when he used the jokelipstick on a pig.
sex on the Hill
NORFOLK, Va. Democratic
presidential candidate Barack
Obama accused Republican John
McCains campaign on Wednesday
of using lies and phony outrage
and Swift-boat politics in claiming
he used a sexist comment against
vice presidential candidate Sarah
Calling it the latest made-up
controversy by the John McCain
campaign, Obama responded to
the Republicans charge that he was
referring to Palin when he used
the phrase lipstick on a pig at a
campaign stop Tuesday.
I dont care what they say about
me. But I love this country too
much to let them take over anoth-
er election with lies and phony
outrage and Swift-boat politics.
Enough is enough, he said.
Obamas reference to swift boat-
ing was to the Swift Boat Veterans
for Truth, an outside group that in
2004 made unsubstantiated allega-
tions about Democratic nominee
John Kerrys decorated military
record in Vietnam.
In his initial comments Tuesday,
Obama was delivering a disserta-
tion about McCain and President
Bush when he used the lipstick
aphorism not Palin. In fact, his
reference to the Alaska governor
later on was a defense of her strong
belief in religion.
The lipstick maxim is hardly
new to either Obama or McCain.
The Democrat has used it in the
past, and McCain repeated the
folksy metaphor when he criticized
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on
health care. McCain was never
accused of being sexist when he
uttered those words.
Later in the day, during an
appearance on the Late Show with
David Letterman, the host jok-
ingly asked Obama, Have you ever
actaully put lipstick on a pig?
The answer would be no, but
I think it might be fun to try,
Obama said. He said it was all part
of the silly season in politics as
the campaign heats up.
Letterman ridiculed the notion
of the McCain campaign conven-
ing a meeting and deciding Obama
had called their vice presidential
nominee a pig.
Technically, had I meant it this
way she would be the lipstick, you
see. The failed policies of John
McCain would be the pig, Obama
said, drawing laughter from the
audience. Just following the logic
of this illogical situation.
Obama used the reference as
he criticized McCains policies as
similar to those of President Bush,
saying: You can put lipstick on a
pig. Its still a pig. You can wrap an
old fish in a piece of paper called
change. Its still going to stink after
eight years.
The McCain campaign imme-
diately jumped on the comments,
arguing they were directed at Palin,
the GOPs first woman on a presi-
dential ticket. In her acceptance
speech last week, she had referred
to herself in a joke about lipstick
being the only difference between
a hockey mom and a pit bull.
Accusing Obama of smearing
Palin in offensive and disgraceful
comments, the McCain campaign
demanded an apology. The McCain
campaign on Wednesday issued an
Internet ad that said Obama was
talking about Palin and said of
Obama: Ready to lead? No. Ready
to smear? Yes.
Obamas campaign has accused
the GOP camp of engaging in a
pathetic attempt to play the gen-
der card. The campaign noted two
other instances of McCain using
the phrase lipstick on a pig and
its use by other Republicans such
as House Minority Leader John
Boehner and Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl.
With the fight dominating tele-
vision news shows Wednesday
morning, Obama responded before
beginning a discussion of educa-
tion at a Norfolk high school.
news 5A thursday, september 11, 2008
The spirit of adventure will
come alive through music, pho-
tographs and the writings of
explorers on Saturday at the Lied
First Person: Stories From the
Edge of the World will include
narration by NPRs Neal Conan
and actress Lily Knight, who
has appeared on shows such as
Weeds and Big Love. Ensemble
Galilei will provide celtic-style
music for the program. The music
and narration will be set to photo-
graphs from National Geographic.
Its a strange, and I do think
wonderful, combination of text and
music and images, Conan said.
The narration will feature mem-
oirs, journals and letters from explor-
ers such as Charles Darwin, Matthew
Henson, Jacques Cousteau, Robert
Ballard and George Mallory. The
majority of the National Geographic
photographs in the show were taken
during the explorers expeditions.
Conan said one example was a
photograph of Hensons 1909 expe-
dition to the North Pole. Henson
wrote about the problems he
encount ered
hitting open ice,
and the image
illustrates the
treacherous ice.
The pro-
gram was a
col l aborati on
of Conan,
E n s e m b l e
Galilei and
N a t i o n a l
Ge og r aphi c .
C a r o l y n
Anderson Surrick, founder of
Ensemble Galilei and viola da
gamba player, said the ensemble
and Conan wanted to do a project
that would illustrate some of the
characteristics of humanity.
Our goal when we step on stage
is to move people, Surrick said.
National Geographic assigned a
researcher to the project and pro-
vided Conan and Ensemble Galilei
with hundreds of pages of explor-
ers writing.
Six musicians from Ensemble
Galilei worked with Conan to nar-
row the pieces of writing down
and Surrick
said they only
chose pieces
for the show
that everyone
felt passionate
about using.
It was real-
ly the goose
bump test,
Conan said.
Conan said
working on the
production was
challenging because he had to read
to musical and visual cues rather
than working on his own time.
Its sort of a three-part dance,
Conan said. Everybodys got to
keep up with everybody else.
Surrick said the responsibility
of the musicians was to support
the text with the right feel and
tempo. Ensemble Galilei will play
instruments such as fiddles, vio-
lins, Celtic harps, whistles, record-
ers and various percussion instru-
ments on stage during the show.
We have to choose the instru-
ment that most clearly speaks to
the heart of the text, Surrick said.
Tim Van Leer, executive director
of the Lied Center, said the audience
would have the opportunity to learn
from the explorers experiences.
Theyre bringing these things
to life for us so we have a better
understanding of the joys and sor-
rows these people dealt with, Van
Leer said.
Neal Conan and Ensemble
Galilei have collaborated on one
other project, A Universe of
Dreams, which featured pho-
tos taken by the Hubble Space
Telescope. Conan said they were
planning to work together again
in the future.
First Person: Stories From the
Edge of the World will be per-
formed at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for
students range from $13 to $18.
Edited by Jennifer Torline
Travels to the worlds ends
Theyre bringing these things
to life for us so we have a better
understanding of the joys and
sorrows these people dealt
Tim Van Leer
executive director of Lied Center
ConTribuTed phoTos
Letters and memoirs fromexplorers Matthewhenson, Charles darwin and George
Mallory (clockwise fromtop right) will be featured in Saturdays programat the Lied.
VIENNA, Austria The just
ended OPEC meeting was about
more than what a barrel of oil can
fetch on the open market as the
global economic picture grows
OPEC heavyweight Saudi
Arabia gave a nod, at least symbol-
ically, to fellow member states that
have grown increasingly uneasy
about the rapid decline in crude
prices. The Saudis attempted to
placate rival Iran, and laid the
groundwork for a potential new
alliance with Russia, the worlds
second largest oil producer.
But OPECs announcement that
it would cut output by more than
500,000 barrels by sticking closer
to quotas did little to change what
most consumers care most about
the cost of filling up a car with gas or
heating a home over the winter.
Benchmark oil prices were on
a downward course Wednesday,
shedding 68 cents to fetch
$102.58 a barrel on the New York
Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude
briefly touched $98.10.
Behind the scenes, the 13-nation
energy cartel juggled the conflict-
ing interests of Saudi Arabia and
Iran and brought oil and gas
giant Russia closer into the fold
by agreeing to sign a cooperation
agreement with the Kremlin.
OPECs continued ability to
present a common front, while
extending a hand to Russia, is
potentially bad news for major
crude consumers including the
U.S. and Europe. There may be
even less wiggle room in trying to
find the lowest bidder to meet their
energy needs at a time when the
summers record oil prices close to
$150 are a still vivid memory.
But it may also have been a
signal that record oil prices may,
at least for the near future, spoiled
the global appetite for crude.
The ministers appear genu-
inely concerned that the bottom
is falling out of global demand
and that once depleted stocks are
rebounding with a vengeance,
said Antoine Halff, an energy ana-
lyst with Newedge USA. Their
panic is testament to how soft the
market has become. It is likely to
grow even softer.
Saudi Arabias clout is key for
Washington. President Bush visited
Riyadh twice this year to push an
oil production increase. The Saudis
answered by ramping up produc-
tion by about 500,000 barrels a day.
OPECs decision Wednesday
to cut output by 520,000 barrels
effectively canceled even that rela-
tively modest nod to U.S. requests,
leaving some talking about a Saudi
defeat and a victory for Iran,
which has sought higher oil prices
through production cuts.
Not so, says analyst and trader
Stephen Schork, who was moni-
toring the meeting in Vienna.
I wouldnt say the Saudis
backed down, he said. Id say it
was a respectful nod to the other
members of the group.
In reality, the Saudis are the
tail that wags the dog at OPEC,
accounting for nearly a third of
the groups production of around
30 million barrels a day. They have
often gotten their way at OPEC
ministerial meeting and a strong
push by them in Vienna to keep
the status quo on output would
probably have succeeded.
But strong U.S.-Saudi ties take
second place when it comes to set-
ting common OPEC policy. The
Saudis compromised and so did
Iran, which came to the meet-
ing demanding stronger action
to stem falling oil prices only to
accept paring back only a bit in a
bid to eliminate output above the
groups agreed production limit.
OPEC meeting eases Saudi-Iran rivalry
AssoCiATed press
opeC president and Algerias Minister of energy and Mines, Chakib Khelil, spoke at a news conference following a meeting of the
ministers of the Organization of PetroleumExporting Countries at their headquarters inVienna, Austria, Wednesday.
Stories of famous explorers part of Lied Center program
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AssociAted Press
WASHINGTON The govern-
ment unveiled a new public data-
base Wednesday that will enable
consumers to look up the number of
alleged deaths, injuries and cases of
property damage involving passen-
ger vehicles.
groups have
sought the
which was
part of legis-
lation passed
by Congress
after the mas-
sive recall of
Firestone tires
in 2000. The
law required manufacturers to pro-
vide data on numerous safety com-
plaints and was devised to help the
government quickly detect poten-
tial problems.
The so-called early warning
data was released because of a rul-
ing by a federal appeals court in
July that barred the government
from withholding key data reported
by manufacturers. Some data was
allowed to remain confidential,
including warranty claims and field
reports submitted by the manufac-
The data,
which goes
back to 2003,
is reported to
the National
H i g h w a y
Traffic Safety
by automak-
ers, tire makers,
motorcycle com-
panies and child
seat manufacturers on a quarterly
basis. The public database now pro-
vides information from 21 auto-
During the first three months of
2008, the most recent data available,
General Motors Corp. reported
receiving complaints of 52 deaths
and 610 injuries, according to an
analysis by The Associated Press.
Ford Motor Co. said it had received
reports of 40 deaths and 340 inju-
ries and Chrysler LLC reported
receiving complaints of 23 deaths
and 149 injuries during the span.
In the same period, Toyota
Motor Corp. advised NHTSA of
8 deaths and 106 injuries, Nissan
Motor Corp. said it had allegations
of 7 deaths and 34 injuries and
Honda Motor Co. reported 3 deaths
and 22 injuries.
Wade Newton, a spokesman
for the Alliance of Automobile
Manufacturers, cautioned that the
data often includes unsubstantiated
claims and could not be used to
confirm a safety problem.
He said a company with a large
global presence reports data from
foreign countries in addition to the
United States and a manufacturers
size and vehicle sales would play a
large role in the data set.
Consumer groups said it would
be useful information to car buyers.
Joan Claybrook, president of Public
Citizen, a consumer watchdog
group that sued to have the data
made available, called it a smash-
ing success for consumers.
She recommended that owners
and car shoppers use the database
to learn more about specific vehi-
NHTSA said they had been
using the data since December
2003 as a supplement to the esti-
mated 40,000 consumer complaints
they receive each year. Through
the end of August, NHTSA said it
had used the early warning data in
84 defect investigations, which can
sometimes lead to vehicle recalls.
NEWS 6A thursday, september 11, 2008
Not just fair weather fans
BY B.J. rAiNs
For a few days last week, it
seemed as if Hurricane Ike would
be a real threat to the Kansas-
South Florida football game
Friday night in Tampa, Fla.
Message boards went crazy.
Rumors that the game could
be moved to Lawrence flew.
Some Kansas fans were even
looking to sell their tickets and
cancel airline reservations in an
attempt to avoid the storm.
Then, the hurricane headed
south. It appears to be head-
ed for Texas nowhere near
Tampa or Raymond James
Stadium for Fridays 7 p.m.
ESPN2 marquee matchup.
Edited by Becka Cremer
Rain, shine or hurricane, students say theyll be there
Kansas hadnt been in an Orange Bowl for
like 60 years and I wanted to make sure I was
there. It was defnitely worth the money. It was
something that youd been waiting for as a KU
football fan for a long time. I wasnt about to
miss it, no matter the cost. ... You know how
much it sucks to lose at home? Well I just love
seeing the opponents fans feel that way. You
can see it on their face when you leave the
stadium. Its great.
Matt bradbury, olathe senior
Bradbury watched the Jayhawks defeat Virginia
Tech, 24-21, at the Orange Bowl in Miami last
January. He also attended the KU-K-State foot-
ball game last year.
I was going no matter what. Its football.
Theres a game rain or shine. I went this last
weekend and stood in rain so at least it wont
be cold and rainy in Tampa. I love football and
my best friends from high school live in the
area. Plus, airfare was cheap.
Emily Wold, 2008 graduate and lawrence
My friends and I saved up for a long time but it
was well worth it. We planned it for like a year.
We were only there for three days but it was
defnitely worth it. There were actually a lot of
KU fans there so I dont think we were the only
ones that did it. Anytime you watch KU on TV,
there are always KU fans in the stands.
tyler Herbold, olathe senior
Herbold spent almost $600 to travel to Los An-
geles last year to visit family and to see Kansas
beat USC in basketball.
Kansas fans share their thoughts on traveling to see the Jayhawks play.
Database ofers info on auto deaths
The National Highway Trafc
Safety Administration database
provides information from 21
automakers. It includes alleged
deaths, injuries and cases of
property damage .
AssociAted Press
American troops headed soon from
an increasingly quiet Iraq to a more
turbulent Afghanistan, defeat-
ing extremists in Afghanistan is
growing more
complex and
more urgent,
P r e s i d e n t
Bushs senior
defense advis-
ers say.
Fr a n k l y,
we are running
out of time,
Adm. Mike
Mullen, chair-
man of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the
House Armed Services Committee
on Wednesday, referring to the
international effort to stabilize
Im not convinced were win-
ning in Afghanistan, said Mullen,
adding quickly, Im convinced we
What is needed, he said, is
better Afghan governance, more
foreign investment, a viable alter-
native to poppy farming, greater
cooperation with Pakistan and
more U.S. nonmilitary assistance.
Mullen and Defense Secretary
Robert Gates, testifying togeth-
er one day after President Bush
announced that one Marine bat-
talion and one Army brigade
would be shifted from Iraq to
Afghanistan this fall and winter,
both stressed the futility of relying
too much on military power in
We cannot kill our way to vic-
tory, Mullen said.
Gates did not address the issue
of whether U.S. forces are win-
ning, but after the hearing his
press secretary, Geoff Morrell said
Gates sees the conflict as an ill-
fated attempt by the Taliban to
overthrow the government.
The secretary believes we won
the war in Afghanistan back in
2001-2002 when we drove the
Taliban from power, Morrell said.
They no longer run the country.
They no longer control any signif-
icant territory within the country;
however they are trying to reassert
themselves ... and they will not be
U.S. commanders in Afghanistan
say they need another 10,000
troops about three times as
many as they
will receive
this winter
under the
troop deploy-
ment Bush
announc e d.
The com-
manders also
urge more
nonmi l i t ar y
aid and say the
Afghan gov-
ernment must perform better.
Gates said the insurgency in
Afghanistan has gained greater
ambition, sophistication and
coordination since 2006, and
he underlined the importance of
denying them haven in neighbor-
ing Pakistan.
As in Iraq, until the insurgency
is deprived of safe havens, inse-
curity and violence will persist,
Gates said. He was alluding, at
least in part, to the effect of having
eliminated Iraqs Anbar province
as a haven for Sunni Arab insur-
gents a key to recent overall
security improvements in Iraq.
Mullen, who has visited Pakistan
frequently since he became Joint
Chiefs chairman last fall, made a
similar point.
Until we work more closely
with the Pakistani government to
eliminate the safe havens from
which they operate, the enemy will
only keep coming, he said.
He lauded the efforts of U.S.
and allied troops to hunt down the
Taliban and other insurgent forces
and their progress in training and
expanding the number of Afghan
security forces.
But until those Afghan forces
have the support of local leaders
to improve security on their own,
we will only be there as a crutch
and a temporary one at that, said
the four-star admiral.
The House committee hearing
was remarkable in its lack of par-
tisan debate over U.S. strategy in
Iraq and for its sharp focus on
what more can be done to sta-
bilize Afghanistan, the launching
pad for al-Qaidas terrorist attacks
on Sept. 11, 2001. In response to
those attacks, U.S. forces invaded
Afghanistan in October 2001 and
drove the Taliban out of power in
a matter of weeks.
The Iraq war began in March
2003 and has consumed vastly
more U.S. military resources.
Meeting with Bush in the
Oval Office on Wednesday, Iraqi
President Jalal Talabani praised
the presidents military buildup,
saying, There is no inch of Iraqi
land under the control of terror-
Bush told Talabani who
recently had knee surgery and a
shunt placed in an artery at the
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
that conditions remain difficult
in Iraq, but security gains were
allowing him to pull out troops.
The Iraqis want there to be
fewer U.S. troops, Bush said. The
United States wants there to be
fewer U.S. troops. But both of us
want to realize that vision based
upon success.
Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., the
committees chairman, applauded
the militarys successes in Iraq
while also arguing that the Bush
administration has failed to do all
that is necessary in Afghanistan.
When will the conditions in
Iraq be good enough, and when
will the conditions in Afghanistan
have deteriorated enough to war-
rant the re-prioritization of focus
and resources thats required to
ensure the long-term success of
the Afghanistan mission? Skelton
asked in his opening statement.
Neither Gates nor Mullen had
a precise answer. Both made clear
that Iraq will remain a priority,
and Gates said he hoped the next
U.S. administration takes a cau-
tious and flexible approach to
I would also urge our leaders
to keep in mind that we should
expect to be involved in Iraq for
years to come, although in chang-
ing and increasingly limited ways,
Gates said.
War proves to be complex;
U.S. running out of time
An Italian soldier with the Nato- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) stands guard after a suicide car bomb attack on the
outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. No troops or civilians were killed, a provincial police chief said.
Im not convinced were
winning in Afghanistan. Im
convinced we can.
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of staf
The City of Lawrence invites residents and small businesses
to recycle old, unwanted electronic equipment.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free State High School
parking lot
4700 Overland Drive
Electronic recycling will be provided by Asset LifeCycle, LLC. A recycling
fee applies for computer monitors ($5), televisions ($15) and optional onsite
hard drive destruction ($5). Items accepted for recycling: Computer Monitors,
Desktops, Laptops, Keyboards, Other Peripherals, Printers, Copiers,
Scanners, Telephones, Cell Phones, Pagers, Fax Machines, Televisions,
VHS/DVD Drives, Hand Held Devices
Lawrence Electronic
Recycling Event
Event Co-Sponsored by Hamm Waste Services
ST. PAUL, Minn. With a pair
of easy primary victories behind
them, comedian-turned-politi-
cian Al Franken and Sen. Norm
Coleman wasted no time div-
ing into the homestretch of their
already long-running Minnesota
Senate battle.
Franken, a former Saturday
Night Live star who put a talk
radio career on hold to try his hand
at politics, sealed the Democratic
nomination in a seven-way primary.
Coleman, the incumbent, trounced
his only Republican opponent.
The race was the highest pro-
file among primary elections held
Tuesday in seven states and the
District of Columbia.
For Franken and Coleman, the
primaries were mere pitstops. Both
have spent millions of dollars on
hard-hitting ads and stockpiled
millions more for the next eight
weeks. While Coleman tended to
Senate business in Washington,
Franken planned a news confer-
ence Wednesday in St. Paul to set
his tone for the general election.
Were going to focus every day
and the next 56 days on the issues in
this race, and on why Im running:
To change the way Washington
works, Franken said.
Coleman said he wouldnt be
outhustled, noting his yearly treks
through all 87 state counties since
winning the seat in 2002.
In the end its the grass-roots
efforts that win these things,
Coleman said. People are going to
be so tired of the TV ads.
One potential wild card: Dean
Barkley, the Independence Party
nominee hoping to regain the seat
he held briefly in 2002 as then-Gov.
Jesse Venturas appointee to fin-
ish the late Paul Wellstones term.
Barkley topped six primary oppo-
nents Tuesday.
Voters in New York also picked
candidates for congressional races.
In the Buffalo area, environmental
lawyer Alice Kryzan won an upset
in a heated Democratic primary to
replace retiring Rep. Tom Reynolds,
a one-time GOP power broker.
Kryzan beat Iraq war veteran Jon
Powers and millionaire Jack Davis,
who received much more attention
as they savaged each other.
A former star from MTVs Real
World lost his bid to unseat a
longtime Brooklyn congressman,
Rep. Edolphus Towns. The 13-term
Democratic incumbent defeated
Kevin Powell, a community activist
who appeared in the first season of
the reality show.
Voters on Staten Island chose
candidates to replace Republican
Rep. Vito Fossella, who stepped
aside after a drunken driving arrest
led to revelations that hed fathered
a child with a woman who was not
his wife. City Councilman Michael
McMahon won the Democratic
primary, while former state assem-
blyman Bob Straniere prevailed
among Republicans.
Primaries were also held in New
Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware,
Wisconsin, Rhode Island and the
District of Columbia. Some key
In New Hampshires closely
watched Senate race, Republican
Sen. John Sununu and former
Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen
easily won their primaries and
resumed focus on their hard-
fought rematch of 2002. Popular
Democratic Gov. John Lynch easily
defeated a retired teacher to seek a
third two-year term.
New Hampshires two House
seats, now held by Democrats,
were also in play. Former Rep. Jeb
Bradley earned the Republican nod
in one primary; Jennifer Horn, who
put motherhood at the top of her
resume, defeated four Republicans
in the other race.
In the most expensive guber-
natorial primary in Delaware his-
tory, state treasurer Jack Markell
defeated Lt. Gov. John Carney.
Markell, a Democrat, will face
retired judge Bill Lee, who sealed
the Republican nod.
Former Washington, D.C.,
mayor Marion Barry easily held
off four challengers seeking his
city council seat in the Democratic
Wisconsin Republican Rep.
Jim Sensenbrenner the states
only incumbent U.S. House mem-
ber to face a primary challenge
easily secured his nomination.
news 7A thursday, september 11, 2008
SEOUL, South Korea North
Koreas Kim Jong-Il is on the road
to recovery from a stroke and still
in control of his isolated countrys
communist regime, South Korea
suggested Wednesday, disputing
reports that the leader is gravely
President Lee Myung-bak con-
vened a meeting of top security
ministers, who were briefed on
intelligence that indicates Kim was
recovering, said Lee Dong-kwan,
the presidents chief spokesman.
The North Korean leader was
currently not seen to be in a
serious condition, the spokesman
said in a statement after the meet-
ing late Wednesday, citing the con-
tents of the briefing.
Earlier, South Koreas spy agency
told a closed door meeting of law-
makers it had intelligence showing
the 66-year-old Kims condition
had much improved, an agency
official said on condition of ano-
nymity, citing official policy.
South Koreas optimistic view
of Kims health came as North
Korea moved to try and dispel
fears about his health after he
failed to appear for a key national
ceremony Tuesday.
There are no problems, Kim
Yong Nam, Pyongyangs No. 2
leader and ceremonial head of
state, told Japans Kyodo News
Song Il Ho, a senior North
Korean diplomat, called reports
of Kims illness worthless and
a conspiracy plot, adding that
Western media have reported
falsehoods before, according to
Kyodos dispatch from Pyongyang,
the North Korean capital.
Despite the willingness of the
North Korean officials to speak
through a foreign news agency,
their own state media apparatus
remained mum on Kims condi-
South Koreas Yonhap news
agency, citing lawmakers briefed
by the spy agency, reported that
Kim suffered a cerebral hemor-
rhage, but he remains conscious
and is able to control the situa-
The report did not say when he
suffered the stroke. South Koreas
Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported
Tuesday that Kim collapsed on
Aug. 22.
The spy agency also report-
ed to lawmakers that Kim is in
a recoverable and manageable
condition, and that the North is
not in a power vacuum, Yonhap
Intelligence agency officials said
they could not confirm the Yonhap
Despite the reassurances, little
was publicly known about Kim,
whose health has been a focus of
intense interest because his fate is
believed to be closely tied to that
of the totalitarian state.
If he had surgery, it means its
serious, Kim Jong-sung, a neu-
rology professor at Seouls Asan
Medical Center, said regarding a
cerebral hemorrhage.
The condition can result in
death, paralysis, difficulty in
speaking and other disabilities,
although if it is minor, recovery
is possible without long-term
affects. Surgery is generally only
considered in the most serious
cases, he said.
Still, the professor said that if
North Koreas leader underwent
surgery and has no paralysis, he
could have suffered a cerebral
aneurysm a kind of cerebral
hemorrhage that accounts for
about 6 percent of all cases.
If its cerebral aneurysm and
surgery is done well and quickly,
there can be recovery without any
disabilities, he said.
Speculation that Kim Jong-Il
may have become ill intensified
after he missed a parade Tuesday
commemorating the communist
states founding 60 years ago. That
followed weeks of being absent
from public view and rumors that
foreign doctors were brought in to
treat him.
South Koreas president instruct-
ed his top security ministers and
aides to carefully and thoroughly
prepare for any possible situation
that can occur regarding Kims
health, said Lee Dong-kwan, the
presidential spokesman.
Seouls Defense Ministry said
there had been no unusual North
Korean military movement
and the heavily armed border
between the two sides remained
Kim, who has been rumored to
be in varying degrees of ill health
for years, took over North Korea
upon the death of his father in
North Korea has been locked
in a standoff with the United
States since 2002 over its nuclear
ambitions. The country carried
out its first nuclear test in 2006,
but agreed last year to disable its
nuclear facilities in exchange for
economic aid and political conces-
A South Korean woman reads about North Korean leader KimJong-Il in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday. North Korea denied that Il is seriously ill, granting a foreign news outlet rare interviews
with top ofcials who dismissed reports questioning Kims health following his absence froma key ceremony.
Kim Jong-Il recovering after recent stroke
North Korean second-in-command
says nations leader has no problems
Franken battles for Senate seat in Minn.
Hathaways ex admits
to posing as Vatican rep
NEW YORK A smooth-talking
Italian businessman who dated
actress Anne Hathaway and
claimed to have friends in
high places at the Vatican has
pleaded guilty in a Manhattan
real estate fraud case.
Rafaello Follieri (foh-lee-
AYR-ee) agreed Wednesday to
serve more than four years in
prison. He pleaded guilty to wire
fraud, money laundering and
Prosecutors have said the
30-year-old Follieri posed as the
Vaticans representative to the
U.S., telling investors that the
Roman Catholic church would
sell him property at a steep
Authorities said he took their
money and spent up to $6 mil-
lion much of it on his jet-set
Associated Press
entertainment 8a Thursday, sepTember 11, 2008
10 is the easiest day, 0 the
most challenging.
Drew Sterns
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 7
Your friends can assist you in
achieving a goal thats a bit out
of reach. Ask for ideas and sug-
gestions and maybe a boost.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
Find ways to keep your money
safer, therefore making your
future more secure. Ask a well-
of, trustworthy person to help
with investment plans.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Today is an 8
Good news! Something you
hoped would happen does.
Your enthusiasms renewed.
Action you took made a big
diference. Congratulations.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Today is a 6
Ah, where to get the money?
Youre on a fxed income. No,
wait. Youre not! You can earn
more. Stop worrying and get
on it.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 7
Follow a person who shares
your vision for the future. Make
sure you know who that is,
however. Dont fall for a scam.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 7
Your work is interesting, but
perfection is hard to achieve.
Dont worry, specifcs are not
necessary for this project. You
can be an abstractionist.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is an 8
A meaningful conversation
leads to a brilliant insight.
Suddenly, you comprehend at
a whole new level. You love it
when this happens.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 7
Develop more of your talents
and increase your income. A
home-based business begun
now should do very well.
Today is a 7
Among all your other respon-
sibilities, here comes a new
project. You get to learn how
to run the appliance, camera,
or whatever you just bought.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is an 8
Put your plan into action and
increase your revenue. This is
something youve been think-
ing about for a long time. Sign
the paper and shake hands
now; its a great time to launch.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
With a little help from your
friends, you can do great
things. Theyre waiting for your
plan and, most importantly,
your leadership.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 7
Youve got plenty to think
about. You have plans to make.
Youre going to turn a fantasy
into solid fact.
Associated Press
Chesney, the Country Music
Associations reigning entertain-
er of the year, dominated the
CMA Award nominations on
Wednesday with seven, including
album of the year.
Chesney was also nominated for
entertainer of the year again, a
category he has won for the past
two years. Other nominees for
the award included Brad Paisley,
Keith Urban, George Strait and
Strait and Sugarland each
received five nominations, includ-
ing single of the year Strait for
I Saw God Today and Sugarland
for Stay.
Other multiple nominees
included Paisley, Urban, Carrie
Underwood and Alan Jackson.
Underwoods Carnival Ride,
Chesneys Just Who I Am: Poets
& Pirates, and Jacksons Good
Time were nominated for album
of the year along with Straits
Troubadour and Brooks & Dunns
Cowboy Town.
Other CMA nominees included
Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts, who
were on hand to reveal some of the
nominees during a live announce-
ment on Wednesdays ABCs
Good Morning America in New
The 18-year-old Swift, who last
year won CMAs Horizon award
for upcoming acts, giggled excit-
edly when her name was read
as a nominee for female vocal-
ist of the year, a category that
included Alison Krauss, Miranda
Lambert, Martina McBride and
Underwood, who won the award
the past two years.
I cant believe it! Swift said.
Im having a really good morn-
Underwood said she always
hopes the music she records will
touch peoples lives.
There is nothing more reward-
ing than to be recognized by your
peers and to know your fans are
enjoying the same ride, she said.
Nominees for male vocalist
included Chesney, Jackson, Strait,
Urban and Paisley, last years win-
Swift nominated for CMA
Taylor Swift, left, reacts as Rascal Flatts Joe Don Rooney reads her name as a nominee for the 2008 CMA Awards female vocalist of the year on
the set of Good Morning America Wednesday in NewYork. The 18-year-old Swift won CMAs Horizon award for upcoming acts last year.
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1000 Massachusetts 1000 Massachusetts
Professor Tim Groseclose
at the UC:A resigned from the
Admissions Committee this fall
because he thought the univer-
sity was illegally admitting black
students, specifically unquali-
fied black students. Groseclose
claimed these students would not
have been admitted had they not
mentioned their race in their per-
sonal essays and wanted access
to 1,000 of the essays so he could
statistically analyze them. After
UCLA rejected his request on
privacy grounds, Groseclose
resigned. Black students com-
pose only 5 percent of
UCLAs class.
According to an
Associated Press
article from Aug. 31,
Groseclose said he
supports offering pref-
erences to recruit and admit
more black students. But even if
Groseclose intended his request
to review applications for sus-
pected bias and eventual resigna-
tion to be a critique of the selec-
tion process, the ramifications of
his shortsightedness are inexcus-
By the time Groseclose had
resigned, the damage had already
been done, and it did not matter
that he did not have any facts to
support his hunch. That hunch
had already become a big story
in the media and had brought
to question in the minds of the
235 black freshmen that will start
school at UCLA whether they
really earned that right. Worse
still, Groseclose provoked public
skepticism about the legitimacy
of an entire demographic of stu-
dents at the university.
Groseclose should have had
the sense to foresee these con-
sequences and plan his actions
more carefully, especially if he
is concerned with minority stu-
dents, but UCLA should also
have had more foresight to know
a subject as close to a persons
identity as race would find its
way into personal essays.
Lisa Pinamonti Kress,
the director of the Office of
Admissions and Scholarships at
the University of Kansas, said
the Kansas Board of Regents, like
the state of California, prohibited
public universities in
Kansas from consider-
ing race as a factor for
admissions, but that the
University had avoided
the controversy UCLA
was experiencing by
not requiring a personal essay
from its applicants.
UCLAs biggest mistake was
keeping the admissions essays
personal when Proposition 209,
which prohibits affirmative
action, went into effect. Its sec-
ond-biggest mistake, though, was
hiring a professor to an admis-
sions committee who would
thoughtlessly diminish the value
of admittance for 235 fresh-
men by publicly scrutinizing the
problems these essays created.
Discussing affirmative action is
important, but when doing so
we must always take into con-
sideration the lives that may be
affected by it. In this case ,words
do matter.
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worth the health risks
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endorses irrational proposals
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Jayhawk fans should
abandon ofensive chant
Ill admit it; I was raised as a
Kansas State fan. Some of my
best childhood memories were
going to K-State football games
with my father, and this was
back when K-State was one of
the best teams in the country.
Based on this, I have to be hon-
est. K-State has better fans than
KU (at least in football).
KU is now an elite football
program, one of the best in the
country, and I think its time
for us to get rid of the child-
ish kickof chant. This kind of
behavior might have been okay
back in 2005, when KU was just
another program at the bottom
of the Big 12 North, but now,
were better than that. You dont
see fans at top football schools
like USC, Ohio State or Nebraska
saying things like that. Take
Nebraska fans. They dont yell
profanity as an entire section
or do anything like that. They
actually clap for both teams as
they leave the feld. While Im
not expecting us to do that, I
do hope that we can at least
lose the chant. I was watching
the game this weekend on
FSN, and the chant was clearly
audible for the entire nation to
hear. I would rather KU develop
a reputation for its football
play than for its fans stupid
Remember how childish
K-State fans were during the
KU-K-State basketball game
in Manhattan last year? We
are now a top-notch football
program, and I think its time
for us to act like that, because I
would hope that we are better
than Kansas State.
Dan Holmes is an Olathe senior
We live in a society that has fig-
ured out how to insert new breasts
through your bellybutton. Last year,
more than 240,000 people received
brand new eyelids. A plastic sur-
geon wrote a book for kids ages 4
to 7 called My Beautiful Mommy,
which features a bandaged Barbie
doll-type mother who is even
more beautiful than before (after
her nose job, tummy tuck and
hinted-at boob job). Celebrities get
Botox injections in their armpits
so they dont sweat as much. Plastic
surgery has become the popular
elective epidemic that has replaced
sending your assistant to Walgreens
to get some damn deodorant.
Why are we obsessed with cos-
metic surgery, and why is it more
than 90 percent women who get
these surgeries? Bringing up the sub-
ject to a group of women in their
20s generally gets a couple of differ-
ent responses. They immediately say
what they would get done if they had
the chance. I had other friends say, I
want to get rid of this and then grab
the skin under their neck, pinch their
belly fat or slap their butt. Those
who dont want to get rid of anything
say, I want more of this, followed
by pushing their breasts together or
puckering their lips. Women Ive
talked to of my mothers generation
tend to respond by tightening the
skin on their face, signifying their
desire to get rid of wrinkles.
Women also said they just want
their clothes to fit.
Wonder bras just dont work. Ill
feel better about myself. Everyone
always thinks Im doing it for guys
or to make people look at me. It has
nothing to do with what other peo-
ple think, because Ive never gotten
any complaints, said Erin Dunlap,
junior from Overland Park.
This desire to inject, suck out,
smooth down and cut off is wrong.
Women should not have to feel like
their bodies are inadequate or in
some way less than those of other
women. Have you ever hear the
expression youre beautiful just the
way you are and thought well thats
a load of crap? Me too. The majority
of people at some point in their lives
have had self-esteem issues but going
through painful and often dangerous
procedures to change your appear-
ance is not the healthy solution.
According to the American
Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
11.7 million cosmetic surgical and
non-surgical procedures were per-
formed in the United States in 2007.
Of this incredible number botox
was the most popular non-surgical
procedure at 2,775,176. The high-
est numbers in surgical procedures
were liposuction and breast aug-
mentation. A total of 8,395,851,754
dollars was spent just last year on
cosmetic surgeries. Possibly one of
the scariest statistics is that 205,119
of these surgeries were performed
on children under the age of 18.
Im not talking about people who
are opting for surgeries because of
medical reasons, cancer, fire, dis-
figuration, or another extenuating
circumstance. If you do not need
new breasts it is not worth the risk.
A list of possible risks just looking
at breast augmentation states it is
not exhaustive which means there
are more they chose not to list.
The ones listed do include defla-
tion, permanent numbness, nipple
numbness, heavy scarring, hema-
toma, bleeding, asymmetry (which
means your boobs are lopsided),
implant leak, interference with
mammography (so if you do have
breast cancer its harder to tell),
rippling (think waterbed), rupture
of the implant (so no more dodge
ball), sloshing (yes it really says that)
and symmastia, which means your
breasts merge into one mass (think
how much harder it would be to go
bra shopping). The list continues.
You can have your bellybutton
removed, your vagina reconstruct-
ed, and you can get a medical loan
of up to 25,000 dollars to do this.
I applaud technology and science
for giving us a way to treat and help
victims of trauma, but in the case
of elective cosmetic surgery science
has gone too far. No matter what
magazines and music videos are
saying I think your eyelids, butt,
breasts, armpits, smile lines, ears,
stomach, nose, lips and calves look
fine the way they are.
Thornbrugh is a Lenexa se-
nior in journalism.
National Public Radio has report-
ed a series of thought-provoking and
disturbing facts about Gov. Sarah
1) During her tenure as governor
of Alaska, she as a parent objected to
certain books being available in her
childrens libraries. She went first to
the school board, then to the librar-
ies, to try to have the books pulled
off the shelves. When that did not
happen, she tried as governor to have
the librarians in question fired.
2) Although it is not one of her
governing priorities, Palin is a
creationist and supports the de-
emphasis of evolution in state stan-
dards for science classes.
3) Despite Bristol Palin being
pregnant, Palin supports the teach-
ing of abstinence-only sexual edu-
cation in health classes.
To this, I would add that in evan-
gelical circles, especially Pentecostal
circles (Palins family is Pentecostal),
the Bible can be used to argue for a
whole host of propositions that can-
not be derived from the reason we
use to negotiate the everyday world.
These four propositions concern
me in the following ways:
1) Palin believes that it is accept-
able for a government to actively
censor books. This is so, despite
the fact that the First Amendment
expressly bans Congress abridging
the freedom of the press.
2) Being a creationist, Palin
believes that the consequences of
creationism express scientifically
true statements consequences like
abortions cause breast cancer or
the earth might be getting warmer,
but it has nothing to do with human
activity. Consider the claim about
abortions: Scientific studies have
shown no possible link between hav-
ing an abortion and any type of
cancer. The purpose of this claim is
to express a thinly veiled theological
threat against women (since God is
pro-life, He will condemn women
who have abortions to hell by giving
them cancer).
3) Studies show that knowledge
about contraception helps prevent
unwanted pregnancies and sexually
transmitted infections. Studies also
show that among teens who have
heard only abstinence-only educa-
tion, the rate of pregnancy is almost
as high as in underdeveloped coun-
tries. But Palin supports abstinence-
only sexual education.
4) Leviticus 18:22 declares that
it is an abomination unto the Lord
for a man to lie with another man.
Therefore, End of debate: homo-
sexuality is sinful. But Leviticus
25:44 reads, You may purchase
male and female slaves from the
nations around you. So is it accept-
able for me to purchase Steven
Harper, the Canadian prime min-
ister, to be my valet, and what is an
appropriate bond price to do so?
If you dont think these proposi-
tions entail a contradiction, I encour-
age you to endorse the McCain-Palin
I am sick and tired of theological
certainty being a required principle
of governance for the presidency.
It worries me that, if one presses
a believer in certainty on these
or similar issues, they themselves
believe that God encourages and
endorses their irrationality. All I see
is a reason not to take their beliefs
seriously. Therefore, even though I
am a registered Republican, I will
not and cannot vote for McCain-
Palin. I encourage you to do the
Nathan Roser is a DeSoto
graduate student in philoso-
Is it really that hard to use
your blinker?
n n n
Does anyone remember
that really hot bus driver
from last semester? More
importantly, does anyone
know where he lives? I miss
Hot Bus Driver. I want him to
come back so I can look at
him, he gave me a reason to
go to class and ride the bus
every day.
n n n
Joan Rivers smile on the
QVC commercial reminds me
a lot of Heath Ledgers really
creepy smile as the Joker.
n n n
Last spring, I was quoted as
saying my boyfriend is incred-
ible between the sheets in the
Jayplay. I would just like to
say that he is even better now
than I thought he was then.
n n n
I have one word for you:
n n n
German soap operas are so
much better than American
soap operas, even if I dont
know what theyre saying.
n n n
Shaving my legs in the
dorm showers is impossible...
not to mention painful.
n n n
Awesome. Glad to see
theres a part of the newspa-
per reserved for relationship
moping and three-year-old
Internet jokes.
n n n
There is a lot of depressing
shit in FFA lately!
n n n
Im going to be mad if you
choose the slutty freshman
over me.
n n n
Facebook is going to be the
reason my roommate and I fail
out of college. We suck.
n n n
My roommate has to wake
up for Air Force ROTC at 5:30
a.m. Every time I hear him
leave I laugh. I hope he reads
n n n
Im from out of state and
thought we would be having
at least a couple more weeks
of summer weather. I AM
n n n
Seriously KUPD, $130 for
rolling through a stop sign at
5 miles per hour...On a BIKE!!!
n n n
I lost the game.
n n n
Today I noticed two guys
kiss before departing for class
and then they looked back at
each other. Seriously, it was
the sweetest thing Ive seen in
weeks. Thank you for remind-
ing me about mutual love; I
miss it.
n n n
illustration by Catherine Coquillette
Afrmative action
debate requires tact
Tyler Doehring
cAitLin thoRnbuRgh
The University of Kansas doesnt
have a fashion design program, but
that doesnt mean it doesnt have its
fair share of fierce designers.
Student Union Activities is
planning its third annual Project
Runway competition to determine
who is in and who is out.
The preliminary challenge began
Sept. 2, but the deadline for this
stage is 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Grace Sha,
cultural arts coordinator for SUA,
said designers were still encouraged
to apply. Preliminary round contes-
tants must construct their garments
using only brown paper bags from
Dillons grocery store.
This year, the celebrity guest
judge will be Christian Siriano, the
winner and fan favorite of Bravos
season four of Project Runway.
Siriano will help judge contestants
in the competitions finale.
Hes fantastic, said Julian
Rivera, Lenexa senior and designer
in the running. I always agree with
him but its a little different when
hes judging you.
Siriano was known for his
catty commentary and fierce fash-
ion while on the show. Michelle
Compton, student development
advisor for SUA, said she thought
Siriano would be a wonderful
speaker and entertaining judge.
Rivera is working with long-time
friend Mollee March, also a Lenexa
senior, for this years competition.
Mollee and I have been making
clothes and costumes for three or
four years and were very excited
about working together, he said.
Aside from making it to the fina-
le, Rivera said their main concern
was making their paper-bag dress
dramatic enough to stand out from
other contestants garments.
It has to be wearable but eye-
catching, he said.
Rivera said working with the
quirky assigned material was chal-
Its been easier to sew than I
thought, but the problem is the
movement of the garment, he
said. You have to find the key
elements of the bag and retain its
SUAs cultural arts committee
will judge the competitions pre-
liminary and final rounds.
In the past, only individual
designers were allowed to partici-
pate, but Michelle Compton, stu-
dent development advisor for SUA,
said organizers decided to allow
One person can design while
the other sews, that way they dont
have to tap into something theyre
not comfortable with, Compton
Rivera said he was excited to
collaborate with and get help from
long-time friend March.
She knows how things are sup-
posed to fit and whats flattering on
a womans body, he said.
The finale will take place at 7
p.m. Nov. 11 in the Kansas Union
Ballroom, giving designers a little
over a month to complete the chal-
lenges. Judges will base their deci-
sions on the categories of execution,
difficulty, creativity and aesthetic
design, according to the events pre-
liminary rules.
Sha said organizers were excited
for the competition and hoped for
increased success over last years
We want students to participate
and have fun, Sha said. Ultimately
its a good time, and a good experi-
ence that provides challenge and
Organizers said if students had
ever dreamed about showing a col-
lection in the white tents of Bryant
Park on the real Project Runway,
SUAs Project Runway might be a
launching pad.
Just grab an application, a few
brown paper bags, and make it
Edited by Brenna Hawley
Brothers put itself on the block
Wednesday as part of a last-ditch
effort to rescue the investment
bank from bad bets on real estate-
related holdings that have already
laid low other storied Wall Street
The 158-year-old companys
chief executive Dick Fuld, known
as the gorilla for his bloody-
minded approach to investment
banking, outlined a plan to sell off
Lehmans well-respected invest-
ment management unit and spin
off its commercial real estate
assets after it reported an almost
$4 billion third-quarter loss.
Fuld, the longest serving CEO
on Wall Street, also said the firm
would examine all other options
including a sale of the com-
pany he joined right out of col-
lege. Finding a buyer might pre-
empt any hostile takeovers now
that Lehmans stock has plunged
from $67.73 a year ago to $7.25
Wednesday, giving it a shrunken
market capitalization of $7.6 bil-
If anybody came with an attrac-
tive proposition that was compel-
ling for shareholder value, it would
be brought to the board, discussed
with the board, and evaluated,
Fuld said on a conference call. We
remain committed to examining
all strategic alternatives to maxi-
mize shareholder value.
For investors, the strategy Fuld
presented seemed long on hope,
short on details and raised ques-
tions about timing and execution,
analysts said. Investors had hoped
to see a solid plan in place to offset
nearly $6.5 billion of losses during
the past two quarters.
This is agonizing for share-
holders, said Mark Williams,
a professor of finance at Boston
University School of Management.
Fuld was supposed to have a war
room started in March, when Bear
Stearns nearly collapsed, to solve
these problems, and at this point he
has failed miserably.
The nations fourth-largest
investment bank plans to sell a
55 percent stake in its investment
management division, which
includes its prized Neuberger
Berman asset management unit.
Lehman said it is in advanced talks
with several bidders, but refused to
give a timeline about when a deal
would take place.
Investors were discouraged
that no buyer had been named.
Lehman began pitching a deal to
private-equity firms two months
ago. Analysts believe the sale could
fetch about $3 billion.
Further, the firm is also taking
a big bet that a spin-off of its com-
mercial real estate assets will get a
strong market reception in early
2009. The new entity will be called
Real Estate Investments Global,
and will be run by an independent
Williams believes that Fuld now
has a limited amount of time, per-
haps until Monday, to unveil a
bona fide deal or run the risk of
shares tum-
bling even fur-
ther. And, he
said, that could
lead to a worst
case scenario
where rumors
about the com-
pany cause
anxious trad-
ing partners to
pull business
a scenario
that felled Bear
Stearns six
months ago.
Wall Street
remains skittish about financial
stocks since a run on Bear Stearns
caused the U.S. government to
orchestrate its sale to JPMorgan
Chase & Co. in March. Lehman,
the biggest U.S. underwriter of
mortgage-backed securities, was
automatically scrutinized.
Global banks have lost more
than $300 billion from write-downs
since the housing slump evolved
into a full-blown credit crunch.
Many on Wall Street believe anoth-
er major bank failure is probable.
Compounding anxiety is that
Lehman, unlike smaller rival Bear
Stearns, might not be able to count
on a lifeline from the government.
Any Fed intervention on behalf of
Lehman would heighten concerns
about the central banks role in
encouraging so-called moral haz-
ard, where financial firms would
be inclined to take extra risks
because they believe the govern-
ment will bail them out of their
Unlike Bear Stearns, though,
Lehman Brothers has access to
funds from the Federal Reserve
through the central banks discount
window. The government has per-
mitted investment banks to borrow
money to cover short-term needs,
an ability that only commercial
banks had in the past. The borrow-
ing could buy Lehman some time
while it works out its restructur-
Fuld also is one of the most
respected and popular bankers on
Wall Street. He led his firm back
from major capital shortages dur-
ing the financial crisis in 1998.
Analysts said he inspires confi-
dence that he can reinvent the bank
despite one of the worst economic
climates since the Depression.
Every other major Wall Street
bank was trying to duplicate the
Lehman model that Fuld created,
said Brad Hintz, an analyst with
Sanford C. Bernstein and a former
Lehman chief financial officer. He
is extremely well-liked and respect-
ed inside and outside the firm.
Arrayed against the plan: the
current financial crisis shows no
sign of ending soon, credit condi-
tions remain tight and big acqui-
sitions are rare. Big institutional
investors like state-owned sov-
ereign wealth funds and private-
equity firms arent as willing to
make major investments.
The uncertainty showed up
Tuesday in the cost for insuring
Lehmans debt against default. The
insurance, known as credit default
swaps, rose to 6.10 percentage
points from 4.75 percentage points
after Lehman
rolled out
its strategy.
Those insur-
ance costs are
now greater
than those of
Bear Stearns
shortly before
was rescued
by a Federal
R e s e r v e -
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L e h m a n
shares, which
shed 54 cents
to $7.25 Wednesday, tumbled
another 6.9 percent in after-hours
The contagion spread to other
financial companies. Washington
Mutual Inc. plunged 74 cents, or
22.4 percent, to $2.56 after setting
a multiyear low of $2.30 earlier.
WaMu, among the banks hit hard-
est by the housing mess, has seen
the value of its shares plunge 76
percent this year, as it battles ris-
ing mortgage delinquencies and
Shares of Citigroup Inc.,
JPMorgan, Bank of America Corp.,
and Wachovia Corp. also fell.
Lehman Brothers current crisis
came to a head on Tuesday when
its shares plunged almost 50 per-
cent after reports that the head of
South Koreas financial regulator
said talks about a possible invest-
ment had ended. Fuld had been
in negotiations with state-owned
Korea Development Bank for sev-
eral weeks about a capital infusion.
Analysts have speculated that
Fuld was overvaluing the firm.
On the conference call, Fuld
blamed rumors and speculation
for hurting the stock price. He also
confidently predicted employees
will hang in there: Weve been
through adversity before, he said.
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Fashion designer Christian Siriano, winner of Bravos latest Project Runway compe-
tition, appears onstage during a taping of MTVs Total Request Liveat the MTVTimes Square
Studios in NewYork. Siriano will judge the fnal round of SUAs Project Runway competition.
Investment bank reports $4 billion loss
Pedestrians walk past Lehman Brothers headquarters onWednesday in NewYork. Lehman
Brothers Holdings Inc., the nations fourth-largest investment bank, has had its shares fall more
than 80 percent this year as investors lost confdence amid mounting losses.
Project Runway contest open
Students can still
submit work to
design competition
Every other major Wall Street
bank was trying to duplicate
the Lehman model that Fuld
created. He is extremely well-
liked and respected inside and
outside the frm.
Brad Hintz
Financial analyst
Third-quarter losses
draw criticism for
Lehman Bros. CEO
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spikes hopes to
replace collins
The redshirt freshman looks to make a statement
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rival coaches share common roots
Mark Mangino, Bob Stoops and Jim
Leavitt walk into a room.
Its not a joke, just the roots of three
future head coaches growing at the same
time in the same place. All three spent
early portions of their careers as assistant
coaches at Kansas State under now-retired
coach Bill Snyder.
During 16 years in Manhattan, Snyders
Wildcats played in 11 straight bowl games
thanks in large part to the best assistant
coaching staff this side of Hayden Fry.
After all, Snyder was once an offensive
coordinator for Frys Iowa Hawkeyes, so
of course he understood the importance of
piecing together a first-rate staff.
Five current D-I coaches served under
Snyder in his time as a Wildcat. His coach-
ing legacy has spread across the country,
from Bob Stoops at Arizona to Leavitt
at South Florida, and several places in
On Friday, two of those former coach-
ing mates will face off for the second time
in two years.
Mangino and Leavitt dont talk every
day college coaches dont exactly have
a lot of free time but Mangino said he
still had a bond with his fellow assistant
Any time you have a relationship
or friendship with somebody that you
worked with somewhere, you want those
guys to do well, he said. Late in the eve-
nings, when we get home after our game,
you look at the scroll at the bottom of the
television and check out all your friends
Mangino has said that Saturday was his
day to reap the benefits of the weeks hard
work, and that included taking some time
to sit down and watch a friends game.
If you play an early game and they play
a late game, you watch it, Mangino said.
And vice versa. If were playing a late game
and somebody that I worked with and have
been in the trenches with are playing, Ill
watch a little bit of it before I get into my
pregame routine.
Kansas coach remembers Leavitt as an
intense figure both on the practice field and
in the film room. Not a lot has changed in
that department, as Leavitt is often hoarse
during media interviews from yelling at
his team.
In 1989, Fry gave Leavitt his first chance
at coaching as a graduate assistant at Iowa.
One year later he moved on to join Snyders
staff at Kansas State.
He stayed there five years, four of those
working side-by-side with Mangino, then
left to start a football program at South
Florida. Leavitt said he knew that his team
in Tampa Bay wouldnt go anywhere if he
didnt hire the right guys around him.
There are a lot of great coaches out
there and they just need an opportunity,
Leavitt said. When they get an opportu-
nity, if theyre smart, they understand that
they were part of a good staff earlier and
they better assemble a good staff because
its so critical.
Snyder laid out the perfect road map
for building success at a downtrodden
program, but Mangino said it was more
important to learn how to write your own
map than how to follow another one.
There are so many things that are dif-
ferent that you cant just say, OK, Im going
to run up and take this blueprint from this
program and apply it here, Mangino said.
Youve got to find your own way, youve
got to understand what the hurdles are,
where the challenges are, what the limita-
tions are, and then design your program
within those parameters.
Mangino, Leavitt and Bob Stoops took
notes during their time in Manhattan as
each has turned around a struggling pro-
gram in Leavitts case, a nonexistent
one. While these coaching minds were
being forged, Leavitt and Mangino said
none of them had time to think about the
A lot of us were just a bunch of
young guys, working hard trying to stay
employed, Mangino said. Nobody had
time to sit back and think about, Well,
maybe Ill be a head coach someday, or
When will that happen? Heck, youre try-
ing to win games, get a paycheck, take care
of your family and just keep at it.
Said Leavitt, In those days, you dont
know about that kind of thing. You just try
to do what coach Snyder tells you to do and
be on time.
College coaches dont generally like to
look back, but Mangino said every now
and then he liked to reflect on his early
coaching years.
So many programs have felt the effects
of a coach from the Bill Snyder school of
football, and in some cases that effect is a
conference or national title. Success breeds
success, and championships dont fall far
from the coaching tree.
The way things have worked out,
Mangino said. Its been awesome for a lot
of guys.
Edited by Kelsey Hayes
Graphic by peter soto
Five current division i football coaches have worked under former Kansas State coach Bill Snyder. Among these are Kansas coach Mark Mangino, South Florida coach Jim
Leavitt and Arizona coach Bob Stoops. Mangino and Leavitt will meet Friday when Kansas plays South Florida.
it takes
to win
I must begin by calling myself out on
my penchant for calling EAST Carolina
Eastern Carolina in Mondays column.
What I actually meant was ah forget it.
It was a boneheaded mistake and not a very
good start to sounding like a genius in my
pick for a Jayhawks-Pirates BCS clash.
But maybe Kansas can save my ass this
week. Im banking on it.
I also had every intention to continue
this newspapers and my own crusade to
criticize the Jayhawks running game head-
ing into tomorrows trip to No. 19 AP/No.
18 USA Today South Florida the first test
and real start of Kansas season.
Instead I have just one wish from Mark
Manginos squad: score enough points
however you can to put away the Bulls on
national television.
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Freshman forward steps up after stellar high school career
Wearing a neon orange practice jersey,
freshman Kortney Clifton receives a pass
down the far side of the field, dribbles past
a teammate-turned-defender and quickly
rifles a shot.
True, it may have simply been an end-
of-practice scrimmage, but the scene per-
fectly illustrates Cliftons growing offen-
sive confidence.
I feel more relaxed now that I finally
got the ball in the back of the net, said
Clifton, who is from Wichita. I can just
relax and play and have fun.
That enhanced self-assurance has
translated into on-field success. Clifton
scored three goals in two games last
weekend, pushing the Jayhawks record
to 4-0.
Cliftons first goal of the season and
of her career did more than give the
Jayhawks an early 2-1 lead against UAB;
it shed any doubt as to whether Clifton
could score at the D-I level.
As a forward, once you get that off
your chest, its kind of like I can just do
whatever now, coach Mark Francis said.
I think thats how shes playing.
Cliftons ability to score, though, comes
as no surprise to Francis and his staff. It
was a significant reason she was recruited
and a significant reason shes seen so many
minutes so early in her career.
For proof, look at Cliftons achieve-
ments at Andover High School in Wichita.
Her statistics are, well, freakish. Shes the
all-time leading career (256) and single-
season (80) goal scorer in Kansas, was
selected All-State four times, and her 77
goals as a sophomore led the nation.
Let that soak in for a moment.
Still, even with that lengthy list of
accomplishments, Clifton needed time to
adapt to the college game the speed,
skill level and intensity.
It wasnt as much pressure, Clifton
said. It wasnt as competitive and the
speed of play wasnt as fast. Going in
there was more relaxed and just for fun.
Part of the adjustments dealt with the
Jon Goering/kansan
Freshman forward kortney clifton helped lead the University of Kansas to a 2-1 victory against Auburn on Aug. 31. Clifton scored her frst goal of the season against UAB
Friday. She came to the University after a strong high school record at Andover High School inWichita.
see Soccer on paGe 4B
Kansas City really is a wonder-
ful little city. Theres something
beautiful about little midwestern
towns with world-class barbecue
and fountains and those massive
shuttlecocks out side of the the
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Maybe you have to be from Kansas
City to understand. Maybe outsid-
ers dont understand why we think
the Plaza is so elegant, or why we
love it when the trains bring the
food at Fritzs. Maybe they dont
understand Royals buck nights, or
Strouds fried chicken, or the pride
we felt when Neil Smith or Derrick
Thomas sacked John Elway.
But who cares. Because we do.
And if you understand all that,
then youll know why the next two
months are going to so tough for us
Kansas Citians. The Royals are in
the midst of their 13th losing sea-
son in the last 14 years. The Chiefs
havent won a playoff game since
1993, and our new state-of-the-art
Sprint Center sits empty, save for
a college basketball game and a
Springsteen concert here and there.
So what do we do? Nothing. We
pretend it doesnt hurt when we
see all these out-of-state students
wearing their Cardinals, Cubs and
White Sox jerseys around campus.
We pretend it doesnt hurt when
the bandwagon fans from Chicago
talk about the Cubs playing the
White Sox in the World Series. We
pretend it doesnt hurt when the
kids from St. Louis brag about the
Cardinals 2006 World Series title.
We pretend it doesnt hurt when
they sneer at our Royals, laugh at
our Chiefs and think Kansas City
is no better than Omaha.
They dont get it. They probably
never will.
As for me, Im going to go
walk around the Plaza, order a
skyscraper from Winsteads and
pray to Buck ONeil. Pray that the
Cardinals lose every game. Pray
that the Cubs fold. Pray that the
White Sox choke. And if that
doesnt work, Im heading straight
to the Grand Falloon.
So youre really from Kansas
City? Ever heard of the Heet Mob?
Theyre KC finest MCs, and they
created the greatest rap anthem in
Kansas City history. Just type Heet
Mob and KC into YouTube.
Darnell Jackson did it again.
Just when the vibes around the
Kansas basketball program were
reaching a record-low, Jackson
reminded Kansas fans why Kansas
basketball is so special. Jackson,
who graduated last spring, signed
a multi-year professional contract
with the Cleveland Cavaliers last
week. Jackson overcame a lot dur-
ing his four years in Lawrence.
Family tragedy, injuries, an NCAA
suspension. It seemed like the
bad news would never stop. But
Jackson was always the consum-
mate Jayhawk. He worked hard, he
graduated and he was a gentleman.
Congrats Darnell. Kansas young
team could learn a lot from you.
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Pick games. Beat the Kansan staf. Get
your name in the paper.
This weeks games:
1. No. 13 Kansas at No. 19 South Florida (Predict Score)
2. No. 5 Ohio State at No. 1 USC
3. No. 10 Wisconsin at No. 21 Fresno State
4. UCLA at No. 18 BYU
5. No. 16 Oregon at Purdue
6. Bowling Green at Boise State
7. Iowa State at Iowa
8. Stanford at TCU
9. Rice at Vanderbilt
10. Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
Year in school:
1) Only KU students are eligible.
2) Give your name, e-mail, year in school and hometown.
3) Beat the best prognosticator at the Kansan and get your name in the
4) Beat all your peers and get your picture and picks in the paper next to
the Kansan staf.
5) To break ties, pick the score of the designated game.
Either submit your picks to or to the Kansan business
ofce, located at the West side of Staufer-Flint Hall, which is between Wescoe Hall and
Watson Library.
quote of the day
trivia of the day
fact of the day
By rustin dodd
A tough time for sports fans in Kansas City
A break from class
Ryan Waggoner/KANSAN
Michael Giarla, Overland Park junior, administers a body composition test to Jessica Blythe, Overland Park freshman, in front of Strong Hall onWednesday afternoon as part of Student Health
Services Wellness Fair. Giarla was volunteering at the event, and is also a member of KUs Pre-Physcial Therapy Club.
Kansas City last hosted the
Major League All-Star Game on
July 24, 1973.
It isnt necessary to have
relatives in Kansas City in order
to be unhappy.
Groucho Marx
Q: What team did the Kansas
City Chiefs beat in their last
playof victory in 1993?
A: The Houston Oilers, led by
quarterback Warren Moon.
Kansas Union
Wednesday, Sept. 17
noon - 5 pm
visit for a list of employers
sports 3b thursday, september 11, 2008
Golfers turn in solid performances at Nebraska meet
The mens golf team started
its season with a third-place fin-
ish in the Nebraska Fairway Club
Invitational in Nebraska City, Neb.
The tournament, which was held at
Arbor Links Golf Club, was the site
of the Jayhawks best team finish
since last years Kansas Invitational.
Sophomore Nate Barbee led the
team with a two-round score of
143 and finished tied for a career-
high fourth place.
Im pleased with our start this
year, said coach Kit Grove. We
are off to a much better start this
season than last year.
Heavy rain and lightning
delayed the scheduled 8 a.m. start
of the tourna-
ment until 1
p.m. Monday.
The tournament
started with
windy and cold
weather and was
shortened from
54 holes to 36.
In the first
round, Barbee
shot a 70, marking his fifth career
round under par. Junior Walt
Koelbel finished close behind in
the top 10 with a score of 73 and
placed tenth in the round. Overall,
Kansas finished Monday with a
team score of 294, just four strokes
away from first place.
I thought a score of 300 would
be a solid round today with the
weather, so I am very pleased with
our score, said Grove in a press
Senior Andrew Storm and
Barbee led the Jayhawks on Tuesday
with second-round scores of 73.
Storms finish in the second round
gave him a final score of 149, which
tied him for 18th place. Koelbel fin-
ished the second round with a 79
and finished tied for 33rd place.
Making his debut for the
Jayhawks, freshman Ian Anson, a
native of Surrey, England, had a
final score of 150, finishing tied for
25th place.
Im pretty happy with the
result, Anson said. I wasnt on
top of my game, but considering
it was my first tournament, I must
say that I am rather pleased.
Redshirt freshman Blake
Giroux also made his debut for the
Jayhawks. Giroux had a two-round
score of 154 and finished in 42nd
place. Competing as an individual,
senior Patrick Roth finished in a tie
for 56th place.
Coach Grove said he thought
that overall his team did well, but
that he would
like to see the
team have some
c o n s i s t e n c y
throughout the
rest of the sea-
Nate had a
really solid tour-
nament, Grove
said. Everyone
else had one good round and one
bad round, but with some maturity
this team could sneak up on some
teams this year.
The Jayhawks will host the
Kansas Invitational Sept. 15 to Sept.
16 for its next tournament. The
event will take place at Alvamar
Golf Club in Lawrence.
The team hopes to build off its
success in Nebraska.
I thought as a team we played
pretty solid, Barbee said. This
should give us confidence going
into our home tournament next
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Barbee Anson
Titans, fans concerned for Young afer he sprains lef knee
On the opening page of his offi-
cial Web site, theres a photo mon-
tage of Vince Young looking nearly
as invincible as Superman. Football
in hand, you get the feeling about
the only thing he cant do is fly.
Inside, just past the link to the
nearest store selling Vince Young
sausage, ribs and brisket, is a spot
to download posters of an impos-
ing No. 10 complete with these
words of encouragement:
Believe in yourself.
Good words to live by, if only
life were that easy.
Young once believed in himself,
believed so strongly that he won
a national championship for the
Texas Longhorns with one of the
greatest performances ever seen
against USC at the Rose Bowl.
Down late in the game, he drove
his team to two touchdowns, clos-
ing both out with scrambling runs
into the end zone.
NFL scouts
werent too
excited about
his passing
motion, but
the idea of
a big quar-
terback who
could elude
d e f e n d e r s ,
run at will and
throw with
accuracy made
them believe,
too. The Tennessee Titans made
him the third overall pick in the
2006 draft, and he rewarded them
with a spot in the Pro Bowl in his
first season.
Everyone was a believer then.
But somewhere along the slide to
mediocrity, the beliefs have been
Now its hard to figure out what
to believe with Young.
The official word Wednesday
out of Nashville was that nothing
was wrong with Young other than
a sprained left knee that will keep
him out of three or four games.
There was scant mention that coach
Jeff Fisher was so worried about his
quarterbacks mental health that he
sent police out on a search Monday
night to try and find him.
This wasnt just a case of a coach
wondering whether his quarter-
back had stumbled off to a strip
club. Earlier that day, the Titans
had sent a psychologist over to talk
to Young at his home, so evidently
they were worried even before he
went off into the night without his
cell phone and with an unloaded
gun in his glove compartment.
His agent would downplay it
later, saying Young was simply at a
friends house eating chicken wings
and watching football. But whatev-
er Fisher told police it was enough
for them to send unmarked SWAT
units out and call crisis negotiators
in. Those kind of things arent usu-
ally done when someone leaves for
a drive and doesnt come home on
time. Theyre usually done when
someone is distraught and could
hurt himself or others.
We may never know what was
in Youngs mind that night. We do
know he appeared disconsolate
after throwing two interceptions
and getting booed in Sundays
game, and that it appeared Fisher
had to force him to re-enter the
game before he got hurt.
His mother told The Tennessean
that Young was tired of all the neg-
ativity and the
boos. Felicia
Young said her
son needed
people to give
him space and
to pray for him.
It is hard,
all he is going
through right
now. Hes hurt-
ing inside and
out, she said.
But it was
just a few boos and one lousy
game which the Titans went
on to win. What happens if things
really go south for Young? Is a pro
athlete with enormous skills and a
contract that could bring him $58
million so mentally fragile that it
could be dangerous for him to go
on the field and perform?
When youre booed by fans
and you already have a negative
self image it reinforces it and can
make it worse, said Dr. JoAnn
Dahlkoetter, a sports psychologist
in San Carlos, Calif. If you have
100,000 people saying the same
thing that youre already thinking,
its not a good thing.
Its true that all we usually see is
the upside of being a famous pro-
fessional athlete. We see the good
times, the big money, the fancy
Escalades, and the women who
always seem to be hanging by the
clubhouse gates. But when things
go sour the stark reality of living
up to everyones expectations can
be hard to deal with. Its not just the
boos, but the feeling that theyve
failed in something they never once
imagined they would ever fail in.
Playing quarterback just exac-
erbates that. Fans who wouldnt
have any clue whether a lineman
missed a block or a receiver ran the
wrong route are sure they know
when a quarterback is good or bad
and usually arent afraid to let him
know it. The quarterback is the first
person praised for winning a game
and the first one called names for
losing one.
The best that can be hoped for
Young is that he just had a few bad
days and was merely overwhelmed
by not playing well in a game he
had spent all of training camp pre-
paring for. A few weeks to rest his
sprained knee and heal his wound-
ed psyche might be enough to turn
things around.
If not, Youngs fans might have
a lot more to worry about than
Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young waits to call a play late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville
Jaguars in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday. Young was booed after being intercepted midway through the quarter and later left the game after spraining his
knee in the 17-10 win.
It is hard, all he is going
through right now. Hes hurting
inside and out.
feliciA young
Mother of Vince young


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Mangino may be modest in his
expectations, but tomorrow nights
game 7 p.m., ESPN2 will be
much of the nations first look at
Kansas football since Januarys
Orange Bowl. A loss would do
wonders in discrediting the
Jayhawks in the minds of many
who dont respect them much in
the first place.
Ive been dwelling on Kansas
inept ground game before, during
and after most others have focused
on it because I have a feeling South
Florida will again force offensive
coordinator Ed Warinner to aban-
don the run and dictate that the
Jayhawk offense travel exclusive-
lythrough the air.
My chief concern has been that
one-dimensional offenses typically
dont cut it for 3.5 point underdogs
on the road in non-conference
games against ranked opponents.
It is puzzling why both FIU and
Louisiana Tech insisted on focusing
much of their defense on the run
in Kansas first two contests, daring
Todd Reesing to slice and dice them
through the air. Maybe they forgot
to study the tape on Reesing. Or
maybe they knew it was a lost cause
to try and stop him.
Expect more airing it out from
Kansas in Tampa, Fla., tomorrow. I
do and I am perfectly fine with it.
In an effort to avoid Mondays
factual error debacle and restore
my credibility, I decided to dive full
bore into some heavy research. I
began by looking at the ratio of run
and pass plays so far by teams in
the Top-25 and the top teams in the
final 2007 polls.
Heres what I found:
Through two games, Kansas
has attempted 90 passes to 69 run
plays one of just six AP Top-25
teams to attempt more passes than
runs. The usual suspects round
out the rest of that group, includ-
ing two teams Kansas will meet
this year, Missouri (five more pass
plays) and Texas Tech (57 more
pass plays).
The AP Polls final 2007 rank-
ings also saw just six teams attempt
more pass plays. One of that six was
the lone blemish on Kansas 12-1
season: Missouri, who attempted
52 more pass plays than running
At the pro level, according
to ESPN.coms power rankings,
seven of the top 10 teams passed
more than ran last week and one
team attempted an equal number
of both. The last two Super Bowl
champs passed 118 and 135 more
times than they ran respectively.
Basically, in the NCAA, more
teams attempt more runs than
passes. But also more teams lose or
dont advance to bowl games than
do. Only one team wins the nation-
al championship while 118 teams
do not.
And heres a stat I didnt even
look up: championship teams make
it to the big game by scoring more
points than their opponents. Duh,
Then why are we worried about
Kansas offense?
Because it is imbalanced and
they are playing a strong defensive
team with a good offense to boot on
the road tomorrow.
Yet there is no reason to sus-
pect that when South Floridas
All America junior defensive end
George Selvie or senior linebacker
Tyrone McKenzie stuff a Jayhawk
running back that Reesing wont
find Dezmon Briscoe or Daymond
Patterson for a long touchdown on
the ensuing play.
Reesing is by far Kansas best
offensive player. Even if they had a
more balanced offense, I wouldnt
expect anyone else to shoulder the
load when it matters.
Kansas backfield may even
improve tomorrow. Mangino has
said hell be looking to junior Angus
Quigley much earlier Quigley
leads the team in rushing yards
(131) and average (6.2) and Jocques
Crawford will get another chance
at adding to his goal of 2,000 yards.
Jake Sharp is clearly a complemen-
tary back and Kansas knows this.
But until Kansas ground game
proves fatal or until Reesing throws
his shoulder out, Im content with
50 pass attempts versus 30 rushes if
it results in a win.
Edited by Scott Toland
football (continued from 1B)
way Clifton plays forward. Her
game relies heavily on attacking
and beating defenders one on one.
But the level of defenders in high
school doesnt quite compare to
those in college.
A lot of it during preseason
was just confidence, Francis said.
A lot of Kortneys game is based
on getting the ball and running at
people. When thats part of your
game, youre going to lose the
Perhaps the best teachers are
within the confines of her own
team. Facing the likes of 2006 Big
12 Newcomer of the Year Estelle
Johnson and sophomore Lauren
Jackson every day during practice,
Clifton improved through trial by
After four games, Clifton is
the second-highest scorer on the
Jayhawks with three goals, while
also having an assist. The only
player she trails? Fellow fresh-
man forward Emily Cressey, whos
scored four goals.
The two have combined to
give the Jayhawks an effective
one-two punch early in their KU
Theyre both good players so
playing with other good players is
usually pretty easy, Francis said.
Its nice that theyre both having
some success this early.
Edited by Kelsey Hayes
Soccer (continued from 1B)
ofensive lineman tries to fll anthony collins big shoes
When Ed Warinner frst trav-
eled to Painesville, Ohio, and vis-
ited Harvey High School to meet
with Jef Spikes, the Illinois ofen-
sive line coach was decked out in
Illini orange.
Spikes liked what Warinner had
to say and was intrigued about pos-
sibly playing for him .
Ten, for like a month, I didnt
hear from him, Spikes said.
So the 6-foot-6, 314-pound Spikes
decided to visit a few other schools
and fell in love with Akron. As Spikes
pondered whether Akron was the
right place for him, his phone rang.
It was Warinner, who apolo-
gized for not contacting him for so
long and told him that he was in
the process of becoming a coach
at Kansas. He then told Spikes that
they had a scholarship to ofer and
wanted to know if hed consider
being a Jayhawk.
He said he wanted me to come
here, Spikes said. I came to a visit,
I liked what I saw, I talked to my
family and discussed it, and ended
up being here. It was a blessing for
me in disguise. God wanted me to
end up here, and he led me to a
wonderful place.
Spikes was a redshirt last season
Warinners frst as ofensive coor-
dinator at Kansas and watched and
learned from one of the best ofen-
sive tackles in Kansas history in frst
team All-American Anthony Collins.
Collins is now
in the NFL and
its Spikes job
to try to replace
I always
expected to be
in a position to
help my team,
but it came
faster than
I thought,
Spikes said of his starting spot as a
redshirt freshman. But at the same
time, Im pretty prepared to step in
and do what I need to do to help
my team win.
Tat will certainly be tougher
Friday when he lines up against First-
Team All-American defensive end
George Selvie of South Florida, who
led the nation in tackles for a loss last
season and was second in sacks.
He has yet to record a sack
and has only one tackle for a loss
through the frst two games of 2008
because of constant double- and
even triple-teaming by opponents.
Kansas coach Mark Mangino said
he didnt know how much they
would focus on Selvie because he
was confdent that Spikes could
handle the test.
People play their best when
they play against the best, Mangino
said. Jef is not going to back down
from anybody.
We have a lot
of respect for
Selvie, I think
hes outstanding.
But Jef is going
to compete.
Te 6-foot-4,
2 4 2 - p o u n d
Selvie had 5.5
sacks and 9.5
tackles for a
loss at this point last season, but
he told reporters in Tampa last
week that the bottom line was the
number of wins in the win column
and not his personal statistics.
Its been frustrating. Getting
sacks was a big thing for me, Selvie
said. But I learned the last couple of
games it really doesnt matter how
many I get as long as we win. When
teams show extra attention to me,
other people are getting opportuni-
ties and making big plays. Te bot-
tom line: We are winning.
In front of a national audi-
ence on ESPN2, Spikes will get
the chance to line up and play in
one of the biggest games of his
career in only his second year in
college. Had he not put his faith
in Ed Warinner, everything would
be diferent.
He was honest and told me what
it was going to be like, Spikes said
of Warinner. Most coaches prob-
ably wont be real with you. I felt like
he was a good person that I could
trust in.
And as Kansas looks to have
another record-breaking season in
2008, Todd Reesing and Jayhawk
fans everywhere are glad he did.
Edited by Kelsey Hayes
Jon Goering/KaNSaN
redshirt freshman ofensive lineman JefSpikes (74) plays in Saturdays game against Louisiana Tech. Spikes was recruited by EdWarinner to
replace 2008 graduate Anthony Collins.
Rivers tones down his talk
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Philip
Rivers swears his jawing is just
in jest. The San Diego Chargers
quarterback doesnt mean any-
thing mean-spirited by his smack
talking. He simply cant help his
All in fun, he said Wednesday.
Nothing I cant go home and
tell your mom about or your
wife about, that youd really be
ashamed of.
Rivers had an animated
exchange with Jay Cutler last
December, shouting at the Broncos
quarterback after Cutler threw an
incomplete pass on fourth down
toward the end of the Chargers
23-3 win.
So, what kind of reception does
Rivers expect Sunday in Denver?
I imagine it will be real pleas-
ant, he cracked.
Pleasantly icy.
You always expect it to be hos-
tile and it always is going to (be
in) Denver, Rivers said. Im sure
itll be a little more revved up for
this one.
Cutler has no beef with Rivers,
downplaying any animosity that
may exist between the two.
He doesnt play defense. Im
not worried about him, Cutler
Rivers cant help gabbing. He
loves to talk, even jabbering with
Indianapolis fans shortly after the
Chargers eliminated the Colts in a
playoff game last season.
I see it as I play the game with
a lot of emotion, Rivers said. If
you follow me around for every
game at N.C. State and every game
in high school and every game I
ever played in the backyard, if you
filmed every practice out here,
we have a lot of fun. Theres no
profanity or anything derogatory
thats just demeaning of an indi-
vidual thats being said out there.
Its all in fun.
Some of the Broncos players
were upset by Rivers antics at the
time. But that has quieted down,
in part due to the fact the Chargers
have outscored Denver 64-6 in the
last two meetings.
The Broncos arent in a posi-
tion to do too much talking.
To the victor the spoils
something like that, receiver
Brandon Stokley said. They beat
us up twice last year so they can
talk all they want. Until we get the
edge on them, its hard to say any-
braves discourage
colorados aspirations
ATLANTA Kelly Johnson
homered twice, James Parr
pitched six more scoreless in-
nings and the Atlanta Braves
overcame a shaky bullpen to deal
another blow to Colorados fading
playof hopes, beating the Rock-
ies 9-5 on Wednesday night.
Chipper Jones homered for the
Braves, who won it with a fve-run
seventh after the Rockies scored
four in the top half to tie the game.
Parr extended his scoreless
streak to 12 innings since coming
up from the minors and left with
a 4-0 lead. But all his good work
was quickly undone by Atlantas
hapless bullpen.
The Rockies relievers were just
as bad. Johnson, who homered in
the frst, led of the bottom half of
the seventh with a towering drive
just inside the right-feld foul pole
against Luis Vizcaino (1-1). Jones
followed with the 407th homer
of his career, and Vizcaino was
yanked without getting an out
after Brian McCann doubled.
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i always expected to be in a
position to help my team, but it
came faster than i thought.
Jeff sPiKes
Kansas ofensive lineman
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Intriguing games on slate
Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners prepare for a trip to the west coast to face the Washington Huskies. The Huskies are coming of a one-
point loss to BYU that was highlighted by a controversial penalty in the fourth quarter.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops
doesnt have the greatest affection
for Pac-10 officiating.
Thats because the last time his
team played a Pac-10 opponent, the
Sooners walked away without a vic-
tory theyd rightfully earned.
In 2006, Oregon was incorrectly
awarded the ball after an onside kick
late in its game against Oklahoma,
and then marched down the field
for the winning touchdown. The
Ducks snuck away with a 34-33
Now Oklahomas set to travel
to Pac-10 country once again for a
game against Washington, a team
that last week was caught by Pac-10
refs on a technicality.
Husky quarterback Jake Locker
rushed into the end zone with only
two seconds left to bring his team
within one point, and in his cel-
ebration tossed the ball over his
head. The refs, strictly following the
rules, flagged his team for 15 yards
for excessive celebration and BYU
blocked the extra point to escape
with a victory.
Teams everywhere have tried to
avoid this emotional crackdown by
instructing their players to simply
hand the ball to the ref.
Absolutely. We do it all the time,
Stoops said.
Stoops tried to avoid any ques-
tions pertaining to Washingtons
tough luck with Pac-10 refs, and
offered only a flat life lesson.
Thats the way it is, he said.
Sure it was against Houston, but
its hard not to get excited about the
gaudy stats Oklahoma State put up
last week.
The Cowboys had a 300-yard
passer (Zac Robinson), 200-yard
receiver (Dez Bryant) and a 200-yard
rusher (Kendall Hunter), which all
added up to a 56-37 victory.
Its difficult to get a player to
rush for over 200 yards, but its
tougher for a receiver to get over
200 yards because you cant always
get him the ball, coach Mike Gundy
said. Im happy with the effort on
Hunter has been a surprise run-
ning back early in the Big 12, rush-
ing for 317 yards on 45 carries.
We didnt know how he would
do this season, Gundy said. Last
year, he was the relief pitcher at run-
ning back.
Iowa State coach Gene Chizik
knows what the CyHawk Rivalry
means to most people in Iowa.
Its the best thing going on in the
state, Chizik said There is so much
passion in this state for sports. Its
bragging rights for 365 days.
Last year, Chizik picked up his
first career victory as a head coach
when he knocked off Iowa 15-13.
This year the game will be played
in Iowa City and the Hawkeyes roll
in after successive beat downs over
Maine (46-3) and FIU (42-0).
Last week, the Cyclones played
without running back Alexander
Robinson because of injuries, but
Chizik said he should be ready to go
on Saturday.
Big 12 BUlliES
This week the Big 12 is picking
on the state of Washington.
Oklahoma travels to take on
Washington, while Baylor welcomes
Washington State, a team Oklahoma
State beat 39-13 in week one.
Baylor coach Art Briles said his
team is much more confident now
that freshman quarterback Robert
Griffin has made his first career
Against Northwestern State,
Griffin completed 15-of-19 pass-
es for 294 yards and three touch-
downs, and also ran 10 times for 42
yards and another score.
Despite their struggles, Briles
said his players wouldnt overlook
the Cougars.
We dont look at what happened
to them. Our job is to get better,
Briles said. Washington State is
going to be very determined and
Editedby Scott R. Toland
ANAHEIM, Calif. The Los
Angeles Angels became the first
team in the majors to clinch a
playoff spot this season, winning
their fourth AL West title in five
years Wednesday.
Francisco Rodriguez earned
his 56th save in closing out the
Angels 4-2 victory over the New
York Yankees. Second-place Texas
lost to Seattle 8-7 about an hour
later, clinching the division for
Los Angeles.
The Angels, with the best
record in baseball, can now spend
their final 17 games resting and
setting up their rotation for the
Los Angeles won the crown
without starters Chone Figgins
(injured), Mark Teixeira (ill) and
Torii Hunter, who began serv-
ing a two-game suspension for
helping trigger a bench-clearing
scuffle with Yankees catcher Ivan
Rodriguez on Monday.
The Angels will try to do some-
thing that none of their previous
division-winning teams accom-
plished reach the World Series.
They won their first and only
World Series title as a wild-card
team in 2002.
Perhaps, there might even be
the first Freeway Series this year
the Dodgers lead the NL West.
Robb Quinlan hit a go-ahead,
two-run single in the fifth inning
that put the Angels ahead.
Rodriguez pitched a scoreless
ninth and moved within one save
of Bobby Thigpens 18-year-old
major league record. He threw
a called third strike past Hideki
Matsui with runners at first and
third for the final out.
Dustin Moseley (2-4) allowed
two runs and three hits in five
innings while making a spot start
for Jered Weaver, whose injured fin-
gers pushed him back to Thursday.
Moseley struck out six and walked
three in winning for the first time
since April 9 against Cleveland.
Andy Pettitte (13-13) lost for
the sixth time in his last nine
starts. The left-hander gave up
four runs and nine hits in 4 2-3
innings, tying his second-shortest
outing of the season.
The Yankees finished 5-5 on
their four-city trip, making it like-
ly theyll miss the playoffs for the
first time in 13 years. They head to
New York for their final 10 games
at Yankee Stadium.
Leading 2-1, Pettitte nearly got
out of a bases-loaded jam in the
fifth. After giving up consecu-
tive singles to Gary Matthews Jr.,
Garret Anderson and Vladimir
Guerrero, he retired Juan Rivera
and Kendry Morales on called
third strikes.
Facing a full count, Quinlan
lined a single to left, scoring two
runs. Guerrero continued home
on Xavier Nadys throw that sailed
over the head of third baseman
Alex Rodriguez and into the net-
ting for an error, allowing the
Angels to take a 4-2 lead.
New York scored both of its
runs in the first on Jason Giambis
RBI single and a balk by Moseley
that allowed Bobby Abreu to score
from third.
The Angels scored their first
run on Riveras RBI groundout in
the first.
Notes: 1B Teixeira sat out
because of an infection and a
temperature. Figgins was not in
the starting lineup for the second
straight game because of a sore
right elbow. He got hit by a pitch
during Mondays game and man-
ager Mike Scioscia said Figgins
was having difficulty throwing
and swinging the bat.
Weaver (10-10) was announced
as Thursdays starter against
Seattle, with cuts on the right
middle and ring fingers of his
pitching hand having healed. Ill
throw everything, he said. It just
depends on how sharp everything
The Angels reached 3 million
in attendance, making them and
the Yankees the only teams to do
so in each of the last six seasons.
Grammy-winning rapper-actor
Ludacris was a pregame visitor to
the Angels clubhouse as Hunters
guest. They teamed up for a sports-
related project on Ludacris new
Web site, When
Hunter returns from his suspen-
sion, he plans to walk out to a
sports-themed song created by
winners of the Web sites contest.
Members of the Olympic gold-
medal winning U.S. mens volley-
ball team were on the mound for
the first pitch.
Minister sorry for athletes remarks
Cabinet minister called the
Chinese ambassador Wednesday
to apologize after Israels only
Beijing Olympics medalist used
a curse word to describe the
Chinese in a newspaper inter-
Israeli windsurfing bronze
medalist Shahar Zubari used a
scatological expletive to describe
the Chinese in an interview with
the Yediot Ahronot daily on
After a month and a half I
couldnt look at Chinese people
any more, Zubari said.
Their traditions are bizarre
and even their speech is weird, he
said, adding, I also dont like their
food. He later apologized.
Sport and Culture Minister
Galeb Majadle called Chinese
Ambassador Zhao Jun to con-
demn Zubaris comments, which
he called despicable.
Majadle, who attended the
Olympics, told the ambassador
that they do not reflect the views
of the Israeli people toward the
Chinese people, and praised the
Chinese for their hospitality dur-
ing the Games, according to a
statement from Majadles office.
Zubari published an apology
in Yediot on Tuesday. I want to
apologize from the bottom of my
heart for the comments, he said,
explaining they were made with-
out thinking.
Officials from the Chinese
Embassy were not available for
comment on Wednesday.
Israeli Majadle calls Chinese ambassador to apologize
Former Chiefs linebacker
dies Wednesday at 71
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sherrill
Headrick, a former Dallas Texans
and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker,
died Wednesday. He was 71.
The team announced Head-
ricks death. The Kansas City Star
reported on its Web site that
Headrick died of cancer. Chiefs
ofcials had no details, including
where the former TCU star lived
or where he died.
Headrick played eight seasons
for the Texans/Chiefs franchise.
He was selected to fve all-AFL
squads and started at middle
linebacker during the teams AFL
title wins in 1962 and 1966, as
well as the frst Super Bowl.
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ST. LOUIS Cardinals
third baseman Troy Glaus
will miss at least a handful of
games after undergoing an
MRI exam Wednesday and
getting a second cortisone
injection for a strained right
The Cardinals were three
players short for their match-
up with the Chicago Cubs.
Outfielder Rick Ankiel was
resting his lingering abdomi-
nal injury, and right-hander
Kyle Lohse decided to drop his
appeal of a five-game suspen-
sion for an incident against
the Reds.
Te hits to a trio of frontline
players came a day afer the
Cardinals shaved their def-
cit in the NL wild card to 3
games behind Milwaukee.
Ankiel was the starting cen-
ter felder before he got hurt in
late July. He saw limited duty in
14 games before returning to
the everyday lineup in lef feld
to minimize the risk of aggra-
vating the injury.
Manager Tony La Russa
wasnt sure how much Ankiel,
batting .264 with 25 homers and
71 RBIs in his frst full year as a
starting position player, would
play the rest of the season.
Were defnitely going to
back him of, La Russa said.
Hes going to get examined and
well decide whats best.
Lohses suspension for throw-
ing high and tight to pitcher Ed-
inson Volquez in the fifth inning
Aug. 17, a half-inning after he
saw the same type of pitching,
wont be felt until Sunday, his
next scheduled turn in the rota-
He worked 5 1-3 innings and
gave up three runs in Tuesdays
4-3 victory over the Cubs.
When the penalty was an-
nounced, including a fine,
Lohse said the ruling was pretty
BRANSON, Mo. Christian
Vande Velde won the time trial
Wednesday to take the overall lead
after the third stage of the Tour of
Vande Velde, riding for Garmin-
Chipotle, completed the hilly,
18-mile course through Branson
in windy conditions in 39 minutes,
51 seconds.
Australias Michael Rogers (Team
Columbia), a three-time world
time trial champion, was second
in 40:12, and Canadas Svein Tuft
(Symmetrics) followed in 40:24.
Vande Velde, the Boulder, Colo.,
rider who began the stage 24th, 20
seconds behind Mark Cavendish,
took a 21-second margin over
Rogers. Tuft was third, 44 seconds
George Hincapie (Team
Columbia), the defending race win-
ner, moved into the fourth position,
1:03 seconds back with a fourth-
place finish.
I was surprised, said Vande
Velde, who averaged 27.13 mph.
I wasnt feeling 100 percent con-
fident, particularly the past two
weeks after the national champion-
ships. I just dont think Ive been
riding that well.
Rogers, who crashed out of the
2007 Tour de France while riding in
the race lead, has endured a series
of viruses.
Im getting back to where I
was, said Rogers. The time trial
is one of the reasons I came to
this race. It was the hardest time
trial Ive had this year. Second to
the riders in this field, including
Christian, is certainly a positive.
Cavendish, a sprinting special-
ist, finished 41st in the stage, 4:09
behind the winner. He fell to 36th
position, 3:49 behind.
On Thursday, the riders will face
a 105-mile trip from Lebanon to
Rolla. The event will finish with a
75-mile circuit race in St. Louis.
sports 7b thursday, september 11, 2008
As he tries for 8th Tour title, Armstrong looks inward
By JiM LiTKe
The people around Lance
Armstrong havent seen him this
fit or motivated in a long time.
Good thing, too, since he will
need plenty of both, plus thick
skin, his maniacal work ethic and
intimidating pain threshold, a top-
flight team, deep-pocketed spon-
sors, cooperation from the notori-
ously fickle Tour de France orga-
nizers and a few thousand miles
of luck besides.
You could fill a sculpture park
tomorrow with the statues of
great athletes whose dreams of a
comeback would have ended bet-
ter if theyd only rolled over and
gone back to sleep. But bet against
Armstrong doing exactly what
he said he would returning to
try and win what is arguably the
worlds toughest sporting event
next summer at age 37, four years
after riding off into the sunset at
your own risk.
This wouldnt mark the first
time Armstrong has beaten long
odds. One thing I know for certain
after covering him for almost 10
years is this: The man is relent-
Seven straight Tour titles attest
to Armstrongs fear of failure elo-
quently enough. But even as those
accomplishments piled up, the
details of how that fear was burned,
literally, into his bone marrow dur-
ing a 1996 battle against testicular
cancer kept slipping farther and
farther down the page. He was on
top of the world for so long that
sometimes the rest of us forgot how
he got there.
Not Armstrong.
This is a guy, after all, who still
wears his hair close-cropped to
remember the hell that was che-
motherapy, but just long enough to
cover two horseshoe-sized inden-
tations in his head that his sur-
geons carved as pathways to get
at the cancer that had spread to
his brain.
That story was, is and always
will be front and center with him,
something he reminded us of at
the end of an exclusive and very
revealing interview posted Tuesday
on Vanity Fairs Web site.
Armstrong recalled being on
hand last fall to watch the Texas
legislature debate a measure called
Proposition 15, which would pro-
vide $3 billion for cancer preven-
tion and research in the state.
As chances for the bills passage
waxed and waned during a chaotic
session, Armstrong said his friend
Doug Ulman leaned over at one
point and whispered, Man, this
is fun!
The reply was vintage
And I said, Doug, it is only
fun if we win. And for me, I think
a lot of that stems from just the
illness and the diagnosis and the
process there. Because failure there
is death. Loss there is death. And
victory is living. Which people just
assume theyre going to do. I mean,
most people cancer survivors
dont always assume that. But I was
scared. You know, from that point
on, I associated loss with death.
And so I didnt. It was burned in
my mind forever.
I dont like to lose in any-
thing, Armstrong said, finally.
The comeback could be a win
for a lot of people: cancer patients
and their families, survivors
and researchers, almost every-
body with a stake in cycling and
every sponsor that has a piece of
After enrolling in the U.S.
Anti-Doping Agencys out-of-
competition testing pool, he gets
another chance to try and shake
the rumors of doping that have
hounded him since the closing
week of the first of his seven Tour
Were going to be completely
transparent and open with the
press, he told Vanity Fair, vowing
to put himself through the one
of the most rigorous drug-testing
regimens ever devised. This is for
the world to see.
As I said, the man is relent-
less, and Armstrong was clearly
unhappy with the images of him
being flashed around that very
same world: serial dater, lax par-
ent, political dabbler. He was tired
of hearing his sport trashed
and by extension, his achievements
diminished and frustrated by
the roadblocks erected in his path
in the fight against cancer.
If cancer got a whole new name
tomorrow and a whole new set
of fears associated with it and it
had the toll that it does, we would
act, he told the magazine. Look
at all those other things they act
upon. Forget war and terror. Look
at SARS. Remember the bird flu?
Remember all that stuff? AIDS,
people freaked. Those were new,
scary issues that all of a sudden
were going to come jump into your
house and ruin your life.
So Armstrong did what has
always made him feel better,
returning to the one place he could
always dictate terms. He climbed
back on his bike.
Lance Armstrong will end his retirement and hopes to compete in the 2009 Tour de France, according to a cycling journal report. The 36-year-old
seven-time Tour de France champion will compete in fve road races with the Astana teamin 2009, the cycling journal VeloNews reported on its Web
site Monday, citing anonymous sources.
race ends
3rd stage
Christian Vande Velde, of Boulder, Colo., reacts as he crosses the fnish line in the individual
time trial stage of the Tour of Missouri cylcing race in Branson, Mo., Wednesday. Vande Velde won
Wednesdays stage, the third of seven.
Vande Velde
holds slim lead
Cards struggle with injured players
St. Louis Cardinals Troy Glaus walks back to the dugout after striking out to end the third
inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs onTuesday in St. Louis. Glaus strained his
right shoulder, and was taken out of the game.
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ST. LOUIS Surrounded by
reporters seeking his take on the
St. Louis Rams horrid opener after
all those months of preparation,
quarterback Marc Bulger found a
comfort zone that was absent in the
38-3 drubbing at Philadelphia.
I love being back here because
I want to prove were not that bad,
Bulger said Wednesday. We can be
talking this time next week, hope-
fully about a win.
Moving on and remaining hope-
ful is a good way to cope in the
NFL. The Rams dont need any
flashbacks to last years 0-8 start
and the 3-13 finish that landed
them with the second pick of the
draft yet.
Bulger invoked coach Scott
Linehans 24-hour rule, desiring
that players quickly flush the previ-
ous game out of their system, win
or lose.
We came in Monday, beat our-
selves up and we tried to make
as many corrections as we could,
Bulger said. Today, were playing
the world champs.
That type of talk prevailed in
the locker room before the Rams
returned to the practice field for
the first time since getting whipped
at all phases of the game. It was
the worst opening-day loss in the
71-year franchise history. Tight
end Randy McMichael, one of the
few bright spots with five catches
for 77 yards, said this is a more
mature team than last year when an
epidemic of offensive line injuries
led to a wave of second-half fades.
I think after a loss like that
last year we probably would have
gone in the tank, McMichael said.
This year, everybodys still posi-
tive, everybody knows its just one
Luckily, were given 15 more
games to get it right.
Cornerback Tye Hill, burned for
a 47-yard gain on the second play
of the game and a 51-yarder in the
second quarter, ended the opener
in the nickel package.
It was kind of odd to see the
things happen the way they did,
said Hill, a first-round pick in 2006.
I know how hard we worked, and
just for it to fall like that is disap-
pointing. You
take what you
can from it,
learn from it
and get ready
for next week
because thats
all youve got.
Linehan said
hell be back in
the lineup on
Sunday. He also
thought players
did a good job of moving on in
Wednesdays practice.
They did today, the coach said.
The only thing you can really do
to flush that out of your system is
to go play good and win on Sunday.
It was a very
good practice
and were going
to have to carry
it over.
The big-
gest problem
was a mistake-
prone offense
that mustered
only 166 yards
and committed
six false starts
spread among several players. Two
of the false starts came in a span of
three plays in the second half. The
mistakes Linehan referred to as
self-inflicted wounds were a focal
point of Mondays team meeting.
Bulger didnt think noise was the
culprit and said they didnt use too
many different snap counts, specu-
lating that players were worrying
too much about the blitz or other
It was just a timing thing, he
said. We were all out of whack.
Operating in reverse so often,
the Rams were 0-for-11 in third-
down conversions while facing
an average of 3rd-and-10. That
destroyed any shot at establishing
what new offensive coordinator Al
Saunders said is an offense based
on rhythm and tempo.
sports 8B thursday, september 11, 2008
A Philadelphia Eagles defensive player tackles St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger during Sundays game. The Eagles won 38-3, handing
the Rams their worst frst-game loss in the history of the franchise.
Rams looking to recover from loss
AssociAted Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. If any-
thing happens to Damon Huard
the next couple of weeks, Kansas
City will be about as green as
green can be at the most vital
position in football.
Tyler Thigpen goes into
Sundays game against Oakland as
No. 2 quarterback, and has thrown
exactly six passes in the NFL. He
completed two to his own team
and one to the opposition.
Ingle Martin, signed on
Wednesday off the practice squad
of the Tennessee Titans, has never
thrown a pass in the NFL.
But Martin also possesses the
one quality which the Chiefs, next
to natural talent, seem to prize
most in coach Herm Edwards
third season.
Hes young, Edwards said
Wednesday after putting Martin
through his first practice. Were
trying to develop quarterbacks, so
heres another guy.
Martin, drafted in the fifth
round by Green Bay in 2006, will
be the third quarterback while
Brodie Croyle is sidelined for pos-
sibly four weeks or more with a
separated shoulder.
Adding to the mystery sur-
rounding his quarterback situ-
ation, Edwards reiterated on
Wednesday that Thigpen will see
playing time in the next couple of
weeks along with Huard.
And Edwards again refused to
be specific. Will Thigpen rotate in
and out behind Huard, a 12-year
veteran who is not as mobile or
quick as his younger understudy?
Or will he actually get a start?
When we decide in the game.
Thats a decision weve got to
make, Edwards said. Right now,
Damons the starter and Tylers No.
Martin, who was passed up
by the Titans when Vince Young
was hurt on Sunday, admitted
hell have some catching-up to do
before hes comfortable with the
Chiefs system.
Put it this way, its like Ive
been speaking Portuguese and
now Im going to be speaking
Japanese, he said.
But he may be stepping into
an ideal situation for a young
player looking for an opportunity
to catch on.
The Chiefs took 12 rookies
to their season opener at New
England and started six.
Young quarterbacks
set to back up Huard
It was kind of odd to see the
things happen the way they
Tye hill
St. louis Rams cornerback
Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard is tackled by a Patriots defensive player on Sunday.
Huard will be backed up by Tyler Thigpen this Sunday. against the Raiders.
Thursday September 18 12 5 pm
associated press
Clint Bowyer heard the critics
loud and clear last year when the
Richard Childress Racing driver
squeaked into NASCARs Chase
for the championship by taking
the 12th and final spot despite not
winning a race.
It took Bowyer one glorious
Sunday to shut them up.
Bowyer captured the first
checkered flag of his Sprint Cup
career during the fall race at New
Hampshire Motor Speedway last
year, a win that propelled him to
a career-best third-place finish in
the season points race.
A year later, not much has
Bowyer once again had to sweat
it out, needing a 12th-place fin-
ish in Sundays race at Richmond
to grab one of the coveted Chase
spots ahead of Kasey Kahne and
David Ragan.
Yet under the new points sys-
tem, Bowyer is seeded fifth for
the beginning of this years Chase,
which starts on Sunday at the
site of his breakthrough win. Hell
head to the starting grid at New
Hampshire trailing series leader
Kyle Busch by 70 points.
We come into this thing a little
bit better than we did last year,
Bowyer said. Last year all the
naysayers said: Hes the only one
in the Chase who has not won a
race and now we have won a race
this year and you cant say that
about us.
Bowyers win at Richmond in
May proved hes ready to compete
at the front, but the road to the
postseason has been bumpy.
He spent most of the summer
on the bubble, floating between
spots 10-13 as his No. 07 Jack
Daniels Chevrolet scrambled to
find any consistency.
We have struggled this sum-
mer, theres no way of getting
around it, Bowyer said.
Yet when he needed to get it
done, Bowyer found a way. He
moved back into the top 12 for
good with a seventh-place finish
at Bristol and followed it up with
a top-10 at Fontana and avoided
disaster in Richmond to make the
Now that hes in, Bowyer sees
no reason to think he cant recap-
ture the magic that made him
one of the circuits hottest drivers
last fall.
Things have been looking for
the better to catapult ourselves
into this thing and it shows me
that Hey, we can pick the program
up again like we did last year and
make some noise in this thing,
he said.
Bowyer will have plenty of help.
Teammates Kevin Harvick and
Jeff Burton are also in the field,
and even though each is gunning
for their first series title, Bowyer
expects all three to continue to
work together to fight power-
house teams at Joe Gibbs Racing
(Busch, Denny Hamlin and two-
time champion Tony Stewart) and
Hendrick Motorsports (Jimmie
Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Dale
Earnhardt Jr.)
I think you need to be team-
mates now more than ever,
Bowyer said. We need to lean
on each other and learn as much
as we can from each other week
in and week out. You cant do this
Bowyer pointed to the cohe-
sion Johnson and Gordon showed
while finishing one-two in the
Chase last year, distancing them-
selves from the rest of the field by
dominating down the stretch.
They were every bit team-
mates in the Chase as they were
all season and thats the way we
need to be, he said. Weve got
to make sure that we have three
equal chances
at running for
this champi-
onship, and
the only way
we can do
that is work-
ing together
and sticking
Still, itll be
every driver
for himself late
Sunday after-
noon. Bowyer learned last year
what early success in the Chase
can do. The last two months
havent been a whole lot of fun as
his team has experimented with
different setups trying to find the
right combination.
B o w y e r
knows the
g u e s s i n g
game has to
end quickly
if he wants to
duplicate last
years surge.
He has just
one top-five
since his win at
Richmond and
cant afford a
slow start in
the Chase if hes going to make a
serious run at the crown.
Youve got to be able to run
up front, he said. If you dont, if
youre not running in the top five
and winning races, lets face it,
youre not going to win the cham-
Not being one of the favorites,
however, does give him a bit of
Now that the pressure to make
the Chase is off, he can focus on
whos in front of him instead of
constantly checking his rearview
Its time for me to pull out
all the stops and go for broke,
he said. Now that youre in this
thing, you owe it to everybody,
you dont want to be the 12th guy.
We were the 12th guy coming in,
and I want to be able to make sure
that were in this thing for a reason
and not just to ride around.
sports 9b thursday, september 11, 2008
Bowyer aims high in Chase for the championship
Danny Hamlin (11) takes a lowline against Clint Bowyer (6) during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi 500 auto race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. in August. Theres just one race remaining to determine the 12 drivers who will advance
into the Chase and compete for the Sprint Cup title. Bowyer is ofcially on the bubble, holding down the 12th and fnal qualifying spot. Hamlin is holding down the 11th spot in the standings.
Clint Bowyer helps his crewpush the car down pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR
Samsung 500 auto race in Fort Worth, Texas in April. Bowyer needed a 12th-place fnish in Mon-
days race at Richmond to grab one of the coveted Chase spots ahead of Kasey Kahne and David
Ragan. Yet under the newpoints system, Bowyer is seeded ffth for the beginning of this years
Chase, which starts on Sunday at the site of his breakthrough win. Hell head to the starting grid
at NewHampshire trailing series leader Kyle Busch by 70 points.
Driver attempts
to build on last
years success
Its time for me to pull out all
the stops and go for broke.
Richard Childress Racing driver

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LAS VEGAS A prospective
juror in O.J. Simpsons kidnap-
robbery trial was just 8 when the
former football star was acquitted
of murder, but that doesnt mean
he doesnt remember anything
about it.
On the third day of jury selec-
tion Wednesday, the young,
ponytailed jury prospect said he
remembers his parents denounc-
ing the verdict at the dinner table,
though he told the court he thinks
he could be fair about weigh-
ing the current, unrelated charges
against Simpson.
My parents had very strong
opinions against the verdict, the
prospect said.
Simpsons attorney, Yale
Galanter, noted that the mans
written jury questionnaire indi-
cated those views might influence
him, but the prospective juror
was not dismissed.
Most prospective jurors ques-
tioned have said they disagree
with the 1995 verdict to acquit
Simpson on charges of murder-
ing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown
Simpson, and friend Ronald
Goldman, though many have said
they believe they can fairly con-
sider the case before them.
In Las Vegas, Simpson, 61,
is accused with co-defendant
Clarence C.J. Stewart, 54, of
kidnapping, armed robbery and
other crimes for allegedly stealing
items from two sports memo-
rabilia dealers in a hotel room
confrontation last year. They have
pleaded not guilty.
By midday Wednesday, Clark
County District Court Judge
Jackie Glass had about half of
the 40-member panel needed
before lawyers can begin exer-
cising peremptory challenges to
choose a final jury of 12 with six
Another young prospective
juror was one of the few ques-
tioned who said he supported the
murder verdict. He said he was a
fan of Simpsons football career
and a collector
of sports mem-
He was
tried, he had
a fair trial and
he was found
not guilty, the
man said. Our
justice system
Jury selec-
t i on was
delayed briefly
after two potential jurors report-
ed they had been approached
outside the courthouse Tuesday
by a man claiming to be with the
G l a s s
the women
to the court-
room and
both said
they had not
been wear-
ing their
juror badges
and that they
walked away.
Glass said
she was confident neither person
has been influenced.
Court officials were reviewing
videotapes to try to identify the
man, and it wasnt clear if he was
a member of the media.
Court spokesman Michael
Sommermeyer said any media
contact with jurors would be
punishable by a contempt cita-
tion or confiscation of press cre-
The court and the judge are
attempting to do everything in
their power to impanel a jury
thats as unbiased as humanly
possible and not tainted by any
outside influence, he said.
Most of those accepted to serve
on the jury said they disagreed
with acquitting Simpson of mur-
One woman said she believed
Simpson should have been con-
victed and offered the view that
the Trial of the Century was
I thought it was because of his
status, that if it had been a normal
person it wouldnt have gotten so
crazy out of hand, she said.
Still the woman insisted she
could be fair. She also said she
could put aside the fact that the
last time she was a juror the
defendant hanged himself after
being found guilty.
I dont think Mr. Simpson is
going to hang himself, she said.
Simpson showed no reaction.
sports 10B thursday, september 11, 2008
ClarenceC.J. Stewart, O.J. Simpson, attorney Gabriel Grasso and attorney Yale Galanter, appear in court during the frst day of jury selection for Stewart and Simpsons trial at the Clark
County Regional Justice Center September 8 in Las Vegas. Simpson is appearing in court on charges which include burglary, robbery and assault following an attempted robbery at the Palace Station
Hotel & Casino in September 2007.
Prospective Simpson jurors questioned
The court and the judge are
attempting to do everything in
their power to impanel a jury
thats unbiased...
Michael SoMMerMeyer
court spokesman
AssociAted Press
day after Matt Cassel dropped a fly
ball in a high school game, his team-
mates thought theyd tease him.
So they posted a picture of his
miscue on his locker.
Ive never seen so many guys
scramble out of that locker room
in a hurry when he went in there
and saw that, said Tom Meusborn,
the coach of that Los Angeles area
team. He was going to track the
guy down and probably body slam
him. He had fun with it.
Cassel can take a joke. But he
hates making mistakes, whether its
on the baseball or football field.
On Sunday, the Patriots new
quarterback will shake off what
remains of seven years of cobwebs
and deal with any butterflies in
his first start since high school
against the archrival New York Jets
and Brett Favre.
His task? Just replacing three-
time NFL champion, two-time
Super Bowl MVP and one-time
regular season MVP Tom Brady.
Im not trying to be Tom Brady.
Im just trying to be Matt Cassel,
he said. I dont know where thats
going to take us.
For a change, it will take him to
the field.
He threw just 33 passes at
Southern California, where he
had the misfortune of backing up
Heisman Trophy winners Carson
Palmer and Matt Leinart. But the
Patriots saw enough in him to pick
Cassel in the seventh and final
round of the 2005 draft.
New team, same predicament
backing up an outstanding, durable
quarterback. Cassel had thrown just
39 passes in three years for the
steps in
for Brady