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Michelle Branch will sing at the Lied Center tonight.
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Soon Internet users in residence halls
will have a little more freedom to move
around. Information Services plans to
install wireless Internet access points in the
main lobbies and some common areas of
all residence halls by Oct. 31.
My assumption is students would
love to have it in all places, said Diana
Robertson, director of the Department of
Student Housing. Our intent is to work to
that goal. The addition of wireless access
points to residence hall lobbies is the first
of three phases of Information Services
plan to provide wireless Internet access in
all residence halls, Robertson said. At the
request of the donor, Carl C. Krehbiel, the
Floyd H. and Kathryn Krehbiel Scholarship
Hall will have wireless Internet installed as
Robertson said Information Services
was working to get estimates for the
cost of phase two, which would provide
wireless coverage in all scholarship halls,
residence hall floor lobbies and conference
rooms. If approved, the third and final
phase would add enough access points to
give all individual rooms in the residence
halls wireless Internet access, Robertson
said. She said Information Services and
the Department of Student Housing didnt
know how much installing wireless would
cost or how it would be funded.
Robertson said most scholarship
halls needed structural and rewiring
improvements to support wireless
She said security had been her main
concern in developing a wireless network
in the residence halls.
What I didnt want was to set up a
system that wasnt secure, Robertson said.
Because if youre in the building, online,
you assume your access is good.
Bill Myers, director of assessment and
outreach for Information Services, said
funding the wireless improvements to
the residence halls would be a challenge.
Students to log on in residence hall lobbies
See Technology on page 3a
The National College Conference
for Political Engagement was held this
past weekend at Harvard University in
Cambridge, Mass. Five students from
the University and Barbara Ballard,
associate director for outreach at the
Dole Institute of Politics, attended the
conference. Students from 43 different
universities attended the conference.
The Athletics Department released
its Graduation Success Rate data on
Monday. Seventy percent of athletes
who enrolled at the University of
Kansas from 1998 to 2001 graduated.
Two sports teams, womens golf and
volleyball, graduated 100 percent of
their athletes, but womens basketball
graduated only 42 percent.
Full Story page 6a
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Student leaders
talk about voter
Family and friends remember Jana Mackey
Athletes meet true
measure of success
A NASA administrator spoke
Monday about the necessity for chang-
ing policies related to climate change.
He said that carbon dioxide emissions
were a main part of the problem and
suggested world energy producers wean
themselves of of fossil fuels.
Full Story page 3a
Speaker discusses
climate change
photo illustration by chance dibben/kanSan
Information Services plans to install wireless Internet access in many parts of the residence halls by Oct. 31. It is the frst of three phases to provide wireless Internet access in all residence halls.
Friends, classmates and family mem-
bers of Jana Mackey, a law student who was
murdered last July, fought tears and shared
laughs last night at a memorial service.
The mournful circumstance was mixed
with joy as people remembered Mackeys
life. Speakers sprinkled their speeches with
light humor, recalling Mackeys playful and
light-hearted temperament and sharing
stories of her bold nature and determina-
Gail Agrawal, dean of the School of Law,
said in an opening statement that Mackey
was every law school deans ideal student.
Jana had a strong sense of herself,
Agrawal said. Not anyone at any age can
make that claim.
Mackey, who received a bachelors degree
in womens studies from the University
of Kansas in 2004, was passionate about
equality, especially for women.
Aside from being a lobbyist in the Kansas
Legislature for the National Organization
for Women and routinely aiding assault
and abuse victims, she also organized seven
bus loads of women for the 2004 March for
Womens Lives in Washington, D.C.
Mackeys mother, Christie Brungardt,
recalled her daughters sudden decision
to apply for law school one month before
the date of the LSAT, an exam for which
most law school hopefuls spend the bet-
ter part of a year preparing. Jana passed,
and entered KU Law to become a better
advocate for womens rights and against
domestic abuse.
On July 2, Mackey was murdered by her
ex-boyfriend, Adolfo Garcia-Nunez, in his
Lawrence home. She had broken up with
him three weeks before.
Lawrence police officers discovered
Mackeys body in Garcia-Nunezs home at
409 Michigan St. late on the night of July 3.
Police did not release details of the cause
of death in accordance with her familys
Friends had reported Mackey missing
after she failed to attend class the morning
of July 3 and police discovered her aban-
doned car in the parking lot of Lawrence
Memorial Hospital that afternoon.
Following tips from family and friends,
police tracked down and arrested Garcia-
Nunez, who had fled cross-country to
Elizabeth, N.J. Garcia-Nunez then hanged
himself in his New Jersey jail cell, leaving
Mackeys grieving family and friends with-
out any explanation for his actions.
In her speech, Jennifer Berry, Wichita
law student and friend of Mackeys, urged
others to continue in Mackeys fight against
the unjust.
Jana leaves a hole in the world that can
never be filled, Berry said. But if every-
one learns one thing from their time with
Jana we make a dent.
The memorial closed with a slide show
of photos that painted her as a bright,
vibrant person. Mackeys friends and fam-
ily said they hoped that others would pick
up Mackeys torch and carry on her work.
Edited by Mary Sorrick
domestic abuse in Kansas
Jerry Wang/kanSan
curt and christie Brungardt, parents of Jana mackey, recall Janas infuence on their life. A vigil was held for Mackey Monday evening at the Kansas Union. Professors and
friends of Mackeys also attended the vigil and spoke of their memorable moments with her. Mackey was a second year KU lawstudent who was murdered in July.
wireless on campus
These areas are scheduled to
have wireless Internet access by
Oct. 31. Bill Myers, director of
assessment and outreach for Infor-
mation Services, said no specifc
plans had been made for expand-
ing coverage beyond these areas.
mccollum hall: Second foor lobby
ellsworth hall: Third foor lobby
hashinger hall: Fourth, sixth and
eighth foor lobby areas
Templin hall: Second, fourth and
sixth foor lobby areas
lewis hall: Second foor common
area and conference rooms 224
and 228
gSP-corbin hall: Lobby area
oliver hall: Living room
60 percent of domestic violence fa-
tality cases in which the victim was in
the process of leaving the perpetrator
20-24 average age of women
who were victims, most of whom
were Caucasian
17.4 days average time between
each domestic violence murder
22 minutes, 48 seconds average
time between domestic violence
708 number of reporter domestic
abuse incidents in Douglas County
in 2006
445 number of domestic abuse ar-
rests in Douglas County in 2006
Source: 2007 Governors report on Domestic Violence
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Its strange that words are
so inadequate. Yet, like the
asthmatic struggling for
breath, so the lover must
struggle for words.
T.S. Elliot
In 2002, about 21.9 million
Americans had asthma.
More than 8 million children
younger than 18 have asthma.
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T-shirt came from?
2. Letter from the Editor
3. Salon Hawk spearheads
breast cancer awareness
4. Morning Brew: Self, fan cre-
ate explosive atmosphere
5. Body found near cam-
pus identifed as Lawrence
The KU Majors Fair will
begin at 11 a.m. in the 4th
level Traditions Area in the
Kansas Union.
The brownbag lecture
Russian Experimental
Astrophysics in the post-
Soviet era. will begin at 12
p.m. in 318 Bailey.
The student group
event Muslim Law Student
Association and International
Law Society - World Food
Crisis: Role of the Legal
Community will begin at
12:30 p.m. in 107 Green Hall.
The play The King Stag
will begin at 1 p.m. in William
Inge Memorial Theatre in
Murphy Hall.
The seminar Osher
Institute: Reading
Hemingway will begin at 2
p.m. in Continuing Education.
The University Senate
Executive Committee Meeting
will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the
Provost Conference Room in
Strong Hall.
People with O blood types are
universal donors. People with
AB+ blood types are universal
recipients. The KU Blood Drive
is going on all this week in
the Kansas Union ballroom
and other campus locations.
for details.
What do you think?
by hannah vick
What did you think about Sex on the hill?
monika Harper
Wichita sophomore
I thought it was a little more
provocative this year than it was
last year, and it made a lot of
people uncomfortable. It needs to
be toned down a little bit, because
not everyone wants to see things
like that in the Kansan.
BoB ScaliSe
olathe junior
I dont think the school should
be publishing it because it is so
graphic, but we shouldnt just
ignore it. Sex is on every students
mind, so I think it should be
addressed, but more formally.
carrington dean
Wichita senior
It was pretty informative, but
as a freshman, you know how
everything goes anyways.
delaney Stout
Wichita freshman
I thought it was borderline
inappropriate for a newspaper,
but for a campus newspaper it
wasnt as inappropriate. But it was
defnitely shocking.
daily KU info
How to vote, step 1: register
Ryan Waggoner/KANSAN
Jacob Blatt, Dallas freshman, registers to vote on Monday afternoon in front of Wescoe hall at the young democrats table. andrewtoth, Colby sophomore and president of young democrats, said
the group hoped to register between 60 and 70 people on Monday.
Elvis museum posted
for sale on eBay
ST. LOUIS The Elvis Is Alive
Museum is once again for sale on
The museums owner, Andy
Key of Mississippi, said military
duties would keep him away from
home for at least fve months.
The 39-year-old Key set a mini-
mum starting bid of $15,000 on
the listing, which ends Friday. He
bought the museum on eBay last
year for $8,300.
Key told the St. Louis Post-
Dispatch that he hopes someone
local buys the contents of the
museum and continues running
it in Hattiesburg, Miss.
The collection includes pho-
tographs, books, FBI fles, DNA
reports and other memorabilia
that aim to support the theory
that Elvis never died.
Bill Beeny, a Baptist minister
who founded the museum in
1990 in Missouri, said he had no
plans to buy it back.
Woman named Bacon
wins hog-calling contest
LEWISTON, Idaho Jolee
Bacon really sizzles when it comes
to hog-calling.
Bacon, a northern Idaho
woman, took frst place Saturday
in the competition at the Nez
Perce County Fair.
She has raised several cham-
pion pigs for 4-H contests. Bacon
says she calls pigs every morning
and night with her 9-year-old
daughter, Jacey.
Bacon won the crowd over
as she started her hog call with
a few loud snorts and a long,
drawn-out sooey.
Land lubber judge: Ship is
a beauty; tear it down
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
The front yard of a house in a
British Columbia neighborhood is
a little less welcoming for pirates
Architect Andrew Dewberry
and a crew of friends spent Sat-
urday dismantling the pirate ship
tree house hes had in his Van-
couver yard for two years. He said
he had no choice after a court
ordered it to be removed for not
complying with city bylaws.
Dewberry had to explain the
situation to his sons Jack, 9, and
Sam, 7, before the tree house
came down. He said, Theyve had
a lot of joy with the tree fort.
Jack, who stood with a friend
and watched the dismantling,
said, We wanted to sleep in it
over the summer one time, but
we didnt get around to it and
now we cant.
The judge in the case admired
the workmanship of the ship,
complete with plastic cannons, in
a perch 6 feet up a large, leafy
tree in front of the familys home.
But the judge said its merits were
irrelevant to whether the tree
house violated city bylaws.
Associated Press
Michelle Branch to sing at
the Lied Center tonight
Student Union Activities is
sponsoring tonights concert,
in which Michelle Branch will
perform at the Lied Center.
Doug Brady, Topeka sopho-
more and live music coordinator
for SUA, said the live music com-
mittee wanted to bring a female
artist to campus. Although SUA
brings a diferent artist each fall
and spring, the majority during
the past few years had been male.
The committee sent a list of
potential artists to an agent after
polling students and receiving
input from the SUA board. They
selected Branch after learning she
was touring and available.
Brady said Branch was an artist
students would recognize from
when they were younger.
Its kind of like a walk down
memory lane, Brady said.
Branch is currently working on
her third solo album, Everything
Comes and Goes.The album is
expected to be released by the
end of the year.
Tom Johnson, advisor for the
live music committee, said Suzan-
nah Johannes, a local singer and
songwriter, would open the show.
Her style of music is an inter-
esting simultaneous compliment
and contrast to Michelle Branchs
music, and is an incredible local
talent, Johnson said.
The concert will begin at 7:30
p.m. Tickets can be purchased for
$10 during ofce hours at SUA
or for $12 at the Lied Center box
ofce before the show.
Brandy Entsminger
on Sept. 22, the ku public
Safety ofce reported that:
On Sept. 19, two vehicles on
campus were criminally dam-
aged, and a bench was thrown
out of a sixth-foor window in
McCollum Hall.
On Sept. 21, the tires
of three diferent vehicles,
parked in two diferent lots,
were slashed, incurring $150
in criminal damage in each
on Sept. 22, the lawrence
police department reported
On Sept. 19, a KU student
reported an auto burglary and
the theft of $2,400 worth of
electronic audio equipment,
and another reported $350 in
criminal damage to a vehicle.
On Sept. 20, one KU stu-
dent reported an instance of
battery, another KU student
reported being the victim of
aggravated battery, a third stu-
dent reported a burglary and
the theft of more than $1,100
in video equipment, and a
fourth student reported the
theft of a wooden toy horse
valued at $150.
On Sept. 21, one KU student
reported being the victim
of battery, and another KU
student reported the theft of
more than $3,300 in laptop
computer equipment.
Ryan McGeeney
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Susan Estrich
Sept. 23, 2008 | Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union | 7:30 p.m.
Susan Estrich, one of the nations leading legal scholars, is Robert Kingsley
Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern
California. Known for her quick wit and humor as a commentator on Fox
News, Estrich was one of the rst women to run a national presidential
campaign, the rst female president of The Harvard Law Review and the
youngest woman to be tenured at Harvard Law School.
This series is co-sponsored by Kansas Public Radio. Partial funding for the Humanities
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Challenge Grant.
AssociAted Press
NEW YORK Elation in the
financial markets over the $700 bil-
lion bank bailout plan evaporated
Monday and was replaced by all-
too-familiar anxiety, pummeling
stocks and sending oil prices to
their biggest one-day gain.
Worries that the rescue pack-
age would cost too much, drive up
inflation, swell the already-bloated
deficit and hurt the ailing economy
also led global investors to flee the
U.S. dollar.
The Dow Jones industrials lost
372 points, wiping out the gains the
index made Friday after adminis-
tration officials and congressional
leaders promised swift action to get
bad debt off the books of banks and
end the financial crisis.
Investors had a weekend to
look at the news that was stream-
ing out, and they are now finding
fault in it, said Joseph Battipaglia,
market strategist in the private cli-
ent group at the investment firm
Stifel Nicholaus.
Oil prices briefly spiked more
than $25 a barrel before falling
back to settle at $120.92, up $16.37,
on the New York Mercantile
Exchange. That shattered the pre-
vious record for a one-day jump in
crude oil, $10.75.
Monday was also the last day for
investors to trade the October oil
futures contract, adding fuel to the
rally. But the November contract
also saw a sharp gain, up $6.62 to
The government agency that
regulates commodities markets
said it was working with Nymex to
ensure that no one is taking advan-
tage of the current stresses facing
our financial marketplace for their
own manipulative gain.
The Commodity Futures
Trading Commission said in a
statement it was closely monitor-
ing todays large movement in the
price of crude oil.
Analysts said some of the gain
could have come from large inves-
tors trying to cover short positions,
or bets that prices would fall.
Four days after word of a mas-
sive government rescue plan began
to hit the market, investors had
little by way of details. Treasury
Secretary Henry Paulson intro-
duced the plan Saturday in a docu-
ment that ran less than three full
By Monday, investors still knew
little about how the Bush admin-
istration would pay for mopping
up the bad debt, how the process
would work, who would run it and
what the Democratic-controlled
Congress would ask for to approve
the plan.
The Bush administration is
already forecasting that the federal
deficit will hit a record $482 billion
next year. Analysts say the bailout
costs mean a $1 trillion annual def-
icit is not out of the question.
When you try to print $1 tril-
lion, that will kill your currency,
lifting oil prices, which then in
turn will not help the stock mar-
ket, said Gary Kaltbaum, who
runs the money management
firm Kaltbaum and Associates in
Orlando, Fla. It is a vicious cycle,
and we are seeing that right now.
Lacking specifics, many inves-
tors especially foreigners sold
U.S. dollars on worries that pay-
ing for the plan would increase the
federal deficit and exacerbate infla-
tion. Over the past year, overall
inflation is at 5.4 percent.
The 15-nation euro rocketed
past $1.48 in late afternoon trad-
ing Monday, up more than 3 cents
from Friday in its largest single-day
move against the dollar since the
European currency was introduced
in 1999. The British pound leaped
to $1.8584 from $1.8365, and the
dollar dropped to 105.40 Japanese
yen from 107.01.
The Dow finished at 11,015.69,
down 372.75 points, more than 3
percent. The sharp drop was remi-
niscent of last weeks wild trad-
ing, which included two days of
400-plus-point drops for the Dow
and two days of 300-plus-point
Credit markets, the lifeblood
of the economy, loosened a bit.
They had seized up last week when
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
filed for bankruptcy protection
and the government rescued giant
insurer American International
Group Inc. with an $85 billion,
two-year loan.
Sunday, Goldman Sachs and
Morgan Stanley, the countrys last
two major independent investment
banks, were granted government
permission to change their status
to bank holding companies and
open commercial banking subsid-
news 3A Tuesday, sepTember 23, 2008
Robertson said one option for
funding the expansion would be
to charge students living in the
residence halls a technology fee in
addition to the $98.45 fee students
paid for ResNet this semester. But
she said one problem with this
option was that students who paid
the fee in the next few years might
not have wireless Internet access
because not enough fees would
have accumulated by the time they
moved out.
Information Services proposed
a fee like this last year, but the
Student Housing Advisory Board
voted it down, requesting that
ResNet make stronger plans
for how they would use the fee
to improve wireless access in
residence halls.
Any time we take the next step,
we want to make sure were doing
the right things to meet students
needs at that time, Robertson
said. Were thrilled were getting it
into the lobbies at this point.
All of the Big 12 schools provide
some wireless access in residence
halls. Kansas State University and
Oklahoma State University are
the only two that have completely
wireless residence halls.
Natalie Kolega, Shawnee
sophomore, lives in Hashinger
Hall. Kolega said she didnt mind
not having wireless Internet
access because she usually went
off-campus to study. As for an
additional technology fee, Kolega
said she would pay if it was a
relatively low fee, but it wasnt
worth it to pay a lot for a service
she might never use.
Its like people who are paying
for free buses in their fees who
dont ride the bus, Kolega said. I
think its the same concept.
Kolega said she would support
using the current ResNet fees to
fund improvements to the wireless
Internet coverage in residence
But for now, Robertson said
installing wireless in the large
lobbies of residence halls would
give students a lot more flexibility
in Internet access.
Edited by Becka Cremer

Big 12 wireless
Kansas State University
provides wireless Internet in
all residence halls.
The University of Missouri
provides wireless Internet in
limited locations, including
common areas on each foor.
Wireless access is not avail-
able in individual rooms.
Texas Tech University
provides wireless Internet in
residence hall lobbies but not
in individual rooms.
Texas A&M University pro-
vides wireless Internet only in
honors residence hall. Texas
A&M is planning to become
fully wireless by 2012.
Iowa State University
provides wireless Internet in
residence hall lobbies and is
planning to expand wireless
access to individual rooms by
Fall 2009.
The University of Colorado
provides wireless Internet
access in some residence
The University of Nebraska
provides wireless Internet
access in some residence halls
and is planning to expand
wireless coverage to all
residence halls by Fall 2010.
Baylor University provides
wireless Internet access in
common areas of residence
halls, but not in individual
Oklahoma State University
provides wireless access in all
residence halls.
The University of Oklahoma
provides wireless Internet in
some residence halls and is in
the process of becoming fully
The University of Texas
provides wireless Internet
access in all residence halls,
but not every room has
strong wireless coverage.
Source: Individual Big 12 universities
Technology (continued from 1A)
BY Joe PreiNer
Global warming isnt all bad
Government policy might not
be changing, but public awareness
of the problem is on the rise.
That was the message James
Hansen, NASA administrator
and researcher, delivered Monday
afernoon to a packed house at the
Spahr Engineering Classroom.
Hansens lecture, Treat to the
Planet: Dark and Bright Sides of
Global Warming, focused on the
continuous changes that afected
the climate of the planet. He said
the burning of fossil fuels played
a large part in the deteriorating
condition of Earths atmosphere.
If we want
to preserve a
planet like the
one weve had
over the last
1,000 years,
weve got to
reduce the CO2
level, Hansen
The good news is that the
severity of the situation is producing
positive change. Hansen said the
necessity of reducing greenhouse
gas emissions had become a
mainstream issue. He said the
reduction of these emission levels
would help minimize the efects of
climate change that had previously
seemed unavoidable.
Youre going to see changes,
Hansen said. You can mark my
word on that.
Niall Kelleher, St. Louis junior,
said he agreed with Hansen.
Kelleher said he could see change
coming with the continuing
development of the scientifc realm.
He also said that he believed most
people cared about climate change,
but that contradictory arguments
confused people as to what was
really going on.
Te amount of carbon dioxide
in the atmosphere has increased
by 30 percent since the Industrial
Revolution of the late 18th and
early 19th centuries, according to an
article on Encyclopedia of Earth, an
online reference for environmental
issues. Te article also states that the
amount of CO2 in the atmosphere
grows by about two parts per million
each year. Tat growth overwhelms
the earths geologic system, which is
accustomed to slow changes. Tese
emissions are rapidly changing the
Hansen said the levels of carbon
dioxide were at a point where
they could cause polar ice caps to
melt. He said the recent increase
in melting had resulted in both
Greenlands and Antarcticas ice
sheets losing mass. Along with
the melting polar ice, Hansen said
climate change also caused animal
extinction and increased the
number of wild fres.
Te public doesnt yet recognize
that we have reached a point of
emergency, Hansen said during his
presentation. Tey stick their head
outside and think, Tis feels great.
We are very capable of changing
the planet.
Te main problem, according to
Hansen, is carbon dioxide. He said
half of the CO2 in the atmosphere
today can be attributed to the
burning of coal. Hansen said one
solution was to eliminate the use of
coal as a fossil fuel. If that solution
was implemented, Hansen said, the
problem of global warming would
become more solvable.
Brandon Dekosky, Overland
Park senior, said it was refreshing
to hear Hansen speak because
he was able to approach climate
change from many diferent angles.
Dekosky said he also felt good
about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius veto
of the Holcomb coal plant proposal
this year. Te two coal-fred plants
have been a hotly debated issue in
Kansas since they were proposed
last fall.
Hansen was named one of Time
magazines 100 most influential
people in 2006.
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nASA researcher discusses climate change challenges, solutions
Rescue package causes anxiety
State assumes custody of
minors in child porn case
FOUKE, Ark. Six minors have
been temporarily placed in state
custody as part of a child porn
investigation after a raid on a min-
istry run by a man who says con-
sent is pubertywhen it comes to
sex, ofcials said Sunday.
The children will be in the cus-
tody of the Arkansas Department
of Human Services as investiga-
tors interview them, state police
spokesman Bill Sadler said in a
Sadler didnt say how long the
interviews would last, but did
say that courts would decide the
childrens status in the event of
any long-term separationfrom
the property of the Tony Alamo
Christian Ministries in rural Fouke.
He did not say how old the
children were, but an e-mail that
authorities inadvertently sent
to media members last week
referred to 12-, 13- and 14-year-
old girls.
The move comes after a raid
Saturday by more than 100 fed-
eral and state authorities. Investi-
gators said they were focusing on
convicted tax evader Tony Alamo
and his ministry, described by its
critics as a cult.
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York stock exchange on Monday. wall street fell in early trading as investors nervously awaited
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one person at a time.
'60s drama "Mad Men" made
Emmy history Sunday as the first
basic-cable show to win a top
series award, while the sitcom "30
Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and
Alec Baldwin also emerged as big
"We're all so very grateful to
have jobs in this turkey-burger
economy," Fey said after accepting
the best comedy series trophy for
her satire about a late-night TV
"This is the greatest job I've ever
had in my life," Baldwin said of his
role an a network executive.
He paid tribute to Fey, the NBC
show's star and creator, as "the
Elaine May of her generation."
"I thank my parents for some-
how raising me to have confidence
that is disproportionate with my
looks and abilities. Well done. That
is what all parents should do," said
Fey, who also won for best actress
and writing in a comedy series.
Emmy voters rewarded quality,
not ratings: Many of the winners
draw relatively small audiences.
AMC's "Mad Men," which looks
at America through the prism of
Madison Avenue, is lucky to get 2
million viewers.
Glenn Close of FX's "Damages"
and Bryan Cranston of AMC's
"Breaking Bad" captured drama
acting trophies.
Close, honored for her por-
trayal of a ruthless attorney, com-
plimented her fellow nominees,
including Holly Hunter and Sally
"We're proving that complicat-
ed, powerful, mature women are
sexy in high entertainment and
can carry a show," she said. "I call
us the sister-
hood of the TV
drama divas."
C r a n s t o n
won the trophy
for his role of a
desperate man
who turns to
making drugs.
D i a n n e
Wiest of "In
Treatment" and Zeljko Ivanek of
"Damages" won supporting acting
honors for the drama series. Jean
Smart of ABC's "Samantha Who?"
was honored as best supporting
actress in a comedy series, with
Jeremy Piven her actor counter-
part for "Entourage."
Piven took aim at the five real-
ity hosts who helped open the
ceremony in what could charita-
bly called a rambling way, saying,
"What if I just kept talking for 12
minutes what would happen?
That was the opening."
The crowd at the 60th annual
Primetime Emmy Awards laughed
heartily, not a good sign for the
hosts, who included Ryan Seacreast
of "American Idol."
Don Rickles was honored for
best individual performance in
a variety or music program for
"Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles
"It's a mistake," Rickles said.
"I've been in the business 55 years
and the biggest award I got was an
ashtray from the Friar's in New
Best reality-competition pro-
gram went to "The Amazing Race,"
the show's sixth award. It and "The
Daily Show with Jon Stewart" are
now tied for most consecutive
awards in a best-series category.
Jeff Probst of "Survivor," one
of the ceremo-
ny's masters
of ceremo-
nies, claimed
the first award
for best real-
ity series host.
"We feel hon-
ored to be part
of this family.
Thank you for
letting reality
in," he said.
As the evening progressed, pol-
itics went from having a cameo to
a co-starring role.
"I really look forward to the
next administration, whoever it
is," Jon Stewart said as he accepted
the best variety, music or comedy
series award for "The Daily Show."
''I have nothing to follow that. I
just really look forward to the next
Later, Stewart and Stephen
Colbert, whose "The Colbert
Report" won a writing trophy,
teamed to present an award
and exchange banter in which they
used a package of prunes as a
metaphor for the upcoming presi-
dential election.
"America needs prunes. It
may not be a young, sexy plum.
Granted, it's shriveled and at
times hard to swallow. But this
dried-up old prune has the expe-
rience we need," Colbert said.
Tommy Smothers received a
commemorative writing achieve-
ment for his work on the cut-
ting-edge and controversial "The
Smothers Brothers Comedy
Hour" from the late '60s and
turned serious.
"It's hard for me to stay silent
when I keep hearing that peace is
only attainable through war. And
there's nothing more scary than
watching ignorance in action,"
he said, dedicating his award to
"all people who feel compelled to
speak out, and are not afraid to
speak to power, and won't shut up
and refuse to be silenced."
Martin Sheen, who played a
president on "The West Wing,"
lauded television for giving
America a front-row seat to real
presidential campaigns. Then he
urged viewers to vote for "the
candidate of your choice, at least
The award for best TV movie
went to "Recount," about the con-
tested 2000 Bush-Gore contest.
HBO's "John Adams," about the
founding father, was named best
miniseries and won other awards
including acting trophies for Paul
Giamatti, Laura Linney and Tom
The historical drama set a record
for most awards, 13, including five
trophies Sunday and eight previ-
ously announced. The record of
11 was held by HBO's "Angels in
America," the TV academy said.
HBO was the most-honored
network with 26 awards.
entertainment 4a Tuesday, sepTember 23, 2008
10 is the easiest day, 0 the most
ARiES (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 7
It may be difcult to restrain
somebody whos worried, but
you can. Dont base a decision
on anybodys anxiety. Stay
cool, and insist the others do
the same.
TAuRuS (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
Watch out for accidents, es-
pecially in unfamiliar territory.
Dont rush, even if you feel
anxious. Take your time and
avoid breakage.
GEMini (May 21-June 21)
Today is a 7
Emotions run high over
fnances now. Might be a good
idea to avoid the subject. You
might want to avoid spending
much money, too.
CAnCER (June 22-July 22)
Today is a 7
Some people wouldnt know a
good deal if it bit them on the
leg. Give up on a person who
isnt going along with your
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 7
A new idea wont work the frst
time its tried. Let somebody
else lead the way, and take
the hit. Stand back and watch
carefully. Take notes.
ViRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 7
Postpone making a purchase
or contribution until tomor-
row or the next day, or never.
You may not have as much to
spend as youd hoped.
LibRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 6
Keep quiet for just a little while
longer. This will not be easy.
No pain, no gain, remember?
Hang in there; youll do fne.
SCORPiO (Oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is a 7
Long-distance deals may look
attractive, but if you begin
them now youll run into all
sorts of complications you
havent thought about. Better
shelve the idea.
SAGiTTARiuS(nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Its not a good time to go
shopping or move your invest-
ments around. Youre liable to
spend more than you should,
and be sorry later. Either that,
or youll get the wrong thing.
Save your receipts.
CAPRiCORn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 6
Competition keeps you on
your toes, and lets face it, you
love it. But youll have a better
chance of winning now if you
partner with an old adversary.
You have a common enemy.
AquARiuS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
Conditions will be in your
favor for the next four weeks.
Itll be easier to travel, publish,
learn and teach. Got any
projects along those lines? Get
them ready to launch.
PiSCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 7
Moneys tight, but theres no
need to make a big fuss about
it. You can get by with very
little, when you have the right
people around you. Make that
your top priority.
Sara Mac
Writer MatthewWeiner accepts the award for outstanding writing for a drama series for his
work on the "Mad Men" pilot episode titled "Smoke Gets inYour Eyes."
General Motors cuts costs,
wont air Super Bowl ad
NEW YORK General Motors
Corp. said Monday that it will
not air a TV advertisement dur-
ing the 2009 Super Bowl, as the
automaker continues to slash
expenses as part of its restructur-
ing plan.
GM spokeswoman Kelly Cusi-
nato said that GM will remain a
sponsor of the National Football
League and will likely air ads
before and after the game.
"We're in the midst of cost
cutting," Cusinato said. "We're
scrutinizing all of our programs
and all of our media spending ...
we decided against it."
Associated Press
Were all so very grateful to
have jobs in this turkey-burger
Best comedy series winner
of Kansas University Theatre
e K
Theatre for Young People presen
Mad Men wins big at Emmys
Q: Whats the difference
between a hockey mom and a bull-
A: Lipstick!
Thats a joke Sarah Palin, the
new bane of my Democratic exis-
tence, has been telling. You see,
Palin is like a bulldog, as she is
running for vice president, but she
wears lipstick. Or maybe its that
shes a hockey mom who doesnt
wear lipstick, making her a bull-
I dont know. I just work here.
Sexism has been a big issue in
this election. Its been an issue since
Hillary Clinton first tried to get the
Democratic presidential nomina-
tion, or at least since she realized
that she might not win.
With that, and with the sudden
ascent of Sarah Palin up the politi-
cal ladder, both parties, as well as
the mainstream media, have been
falling over themselves trying to
figure out how to handle a woman
in presidential politics.
To really get a good idea of
where sexism is in our society,
lets look at what it can mean. One
definition has it as buying into
gender stereotypes, like the idea
that women are constantly emo-
tional, that men celebrate sloth or
that anybody doing anything nor-
mally associated with the opposite
gender means they have issues of
images or are homosexual.
As a man, I would have a prob-
lem if I didnt spend all my time
thinking about sex, beer and foot-
ball. I find this offensive, as it both
paints the male gender as rather
unambitious but also criminally
excludes baseball.
The other definition for sexism
is a bit more relevant to recent
debates in the political world. It
seemed, for some time, like one of
the major political parties would,
for the first time in history, have a
female candidate for president.
Others have run for the posi-
tion, but none had the credible
chance that Clinton did. And once
she was in the race, the debate
about sex in presidential politics
began. Can a woman lead the
country? Are Americans ready
for a female president? Is Clinton
feminine enough?
Before we go on, the answers to
those questions are, respectively,
yes, most of them and Lord
But back to business, when the
issue of a woman running for pres-
ident came up, Clintons campaign
took notice and responded. When
her cold demeanor was blamed
for an early primary loss, Clinton
would make an appearance where
she would break down and cry in
front of the press. When she was
deemed too weak and feminine,
she would have a photo taken of
her rather awkwardly downing a
shot of whiskey.
Through it all, many of her sup-
porters cried sexism at those who
did not support her campaign. The
bait was set, and the country took
it hook, line and sinker.
Now the GOP has given us
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a former
beauty queen with five children.
The GOP has used her as a tool
to keep throwing the issue of gen-
der at the Democratic Party, which
has settled on the man who kept
Clinton from achieving the feat
of being a female heading a major
partys ticket as their champion.
Democratic presidential nomi-
nee Barack Obama and his party
must be weary of debating gen-
der, and putting Palin on the
Republican ticket prevents them
having a respite from it.
Of course, Palin is nothing like
Clinton. The majority of her expo-
sure to national politics has come
in the few weeks since she was put
on the ticket.
She had no straight answer for
ABCs Charlie Gibson in a recent
interview when he asked her for
her opinion on the Bush Doctrine
and what it is. Shes also never had
to debate somebody like Obamas
running mate, Joe Biden, a man
who isnt afraid to tear his oppo-
nents a new one.
What Palin doesnt do is chal-
lenge Obama the way Clintons
candidacy did. Rather, it shows us
the other end of the spectrum of
gender roles.
Although I was never a fan of
Clinton as a candidate and still
think Obama was the better of the
two, the GOPs newest superstar
has made me look back at what
Clintons campaign meant and have
some new appreciation for what
she brought to the table.
Cohen is a Topeka senior in
political science.
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Correcting rumors
about Sarah palin
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me appreciate Hillary Clinton
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LeTTers TO THe ediTOr
Since the announcement of her
nomination, Alaska Gov. Sarah
Palin has faced unprecedented
public scrutiny. This is necessary,
but when a relatively unknown
candidate is thrust onto the nation-
al stage, the door is open to spread
vicious rumors and outright lies.
Apparently the door to her per-
sonal e-mail is open as well. In a
particularly reprehensible, not to
mention illegal act, one of Palins
detractors hacked into her per-
sonal Yahoo! e-mail account.
Once word got out, more critics
put their morals and ethics on the
shelf and went digging, hoping to
find evidence that she had been
conducting state business on her
personal account.
So what was found? Pictures of
her children, some prayer requests
from friends and some correspon-
dence with her lieutenant gover-
nor about a talk show host.
Brace yourself Dems, this
attempt to defame Palin is about
to blow up in your face.
Most rumors have been about
Palins social views and were start-
ed as an attempt to paint her as
some irrational religious zealot.
Palin does not advocate absti-
nence-only education. In her own
words, as reported by the Los
Angeles Times Sept. 6, Im pro-
contraception, and I think kids
who may not hear about it at
home should hear about it in other
She also does not want evolu-
tion taken out of schools. As gov-
ernor, she never pushed the state
Board of Education to add cre-
ationism to the required curricu-
lum. She does, however, think that
students should not be prohibited
from discussing any theories that
may arise.
Palin probably believes that
abstinence is the only sure way to
prevent unwed pregnancies and
that God created us in his image.
However, her record shows that
she is willing to put her personal
beliefs aside to act in the state
So if our religious fanatic
hasnt been pushing her beliefs all
over Alaska for the past two years,
what has she been doing during
her tenure has governor?
It hasnt been social issues at
all, but rather energy development
and ethics reform that have been
atop her list of priorities.
Work has begun on a natural
gas pipeline, which would provide
a stepping stone into the next gen-
eration of energy.
She not only battled corruption
within her own party while on the
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation
Commission, but she also passed
sweeping ethics reform upon
becoming governor.
She has a comparable level of
experience to Democratic presi-
dential nominee Barack Obama,
(although hers is executive and
his is not,) and yet she is the vice-
presidential running mate for a
candidate who has much more
experience than either of them.
Perhaps vice presidential candi-
date Joe Biden provides the experi-
ence that Obama is lacking. Then
again, Biden himself has already
told us he should never even have
been chosen for the ticket.
I am as confident in a McCain-
Palin ticket as I can be, and about
as confident in an ObamaBiden
ticket as, well, Joe Biden.
Poole is a Wichita senior in
political science and psychol-
Republicans arent
playing by the rules
I was appalled at the
unabashed slander against
the Democratic Party by Tim
Hadachek in Fridays Univer-
sity Daily Kansan (Column:
What do Democrats and tee
ball have in common?). His
argument that if you are
rewarded for failing, society
never progresses struck me
as poignantly ironic with all of
the Republican support for the
hundreds of billions of dollars
it will take to bail out the fnan-
cial sector which, incidentally,
failed despite all of the Republi-
can deregulation.
The higher prices he refers
to when discussing fair trade
in many cases amounts to less
than a dollar increase for us,
while they can account for as
much as a 500 percent increase
in proft for those people living
on less than a dollar a day. The
clear, McCarthy-esque impli-
cation of his article is that all
people who treasure fairness
are communists.
Clearly, fairness is not about
communism it is about
ending inequalities we are
burdened with at birth brought
about by ills of society such as
racism and sexism (which, be-
lieve it or not, still exist), as well
as being born into extreme
Hadachek postulates that
Democrats would have us all
play a meaningless game
of tee ball. I contend that he
would have us play a game of
baseball without rules, like how
many outs each side gets, be-
cause these enforce disdainful
things such as fairness. Also,
if one team cannot aford the
equipment necessary to play
the game, like bats, gloves and
uniforms, that side should pull
itself up by its bootstraps, as-
suming it can aford boots.
Alexander King is a junior from Wichita.
Free for All kills respect,
campus accountability
Although the University Daily
Kansans Free for All feature
has been around for less than
10 years, its already become a
great KU tradition. Summing
up Free for Alls virtues in a brief
letter is difcult, but Ill do my
First, since its obvious that
women have far too much
power, Free for All is a valuable
forum for preventing further
oppression by feminists. Think
that women are bitches, sluts
and whores? Call in now; the
Kansan staf is there for you.
Maybe youre interested in
humiliating women who dont
ft social appearance standards?
Even better! In the Kansan,
theres always room for another
anonymous attack on those
awful fat chicks who take up too
much room.
Tired of the Universitys
emphasis on diversity? So is
Free for All! During the Spring
2008 semester which some
call Free for Alls golden age
(sorry you missed it, freshmen)
the online version of Free
for All was the place to go if
youre a victim of multicultural-
ism. Students logged in to say
they hated Asians, that African
American communities are
breeding grounds for STDs and
that Native Americans are ugly.
If youre wondering why these
comments were rewarded,
thats your problem. Get of your
politically correct high horse
and lighten up!
Why bother working harder
in class or visiting your instruc-
tor during ofce hours to solve a
problem? Maturity and respon-
sibility are for losers. Using Free
for All to insult a professor or
GTA (particularly her/his physi-
cal appearance) is for winners.
Yes, its clear that the Kansan
staf gets it in higher educa-
tion, high standards are boring.
Free for All celebrates the
eventual elimination of personal
accountability, responsibility
and mutual respect on campus.
The sooner that crap is gone,
the better of well all be, and Im
thrilled to see that the Kansan
and all those brave, wise Free
for All callers are leading the
Ray Pence is a lecturer inthe American
Studies program.
Democrats calling out
Republicans for not playing by
the rules. Pot meet kettle.
Guess what? No one plays by
the rules!
comment by kunomu
Call-in rants appear in many
newspapers, not just The
Kansan. To be fair, many times
the call-ins are dopey. But such
sections are grassroots opinion,
which does have some value in
a society with a free press.
excerpted froma comment by Indiana
I think that interest in the
Free For All has been dimin-
ished by the Facebook applica-
tion that lets you comment
online. No longer do the editors
have to pick up the phone and
listen to the funny messages
left by KU students. Students no
longer have to look in the paper
or online to see if their com-
ment was published. All you
have to do is go to Facebook
and check to see what people
have written, which is the main
reason for Mr. Pence's issues.
Eliminate the Facebook applica-
tion, and bring the integrity of
Free for All back.
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Editors note: Free for All com-
ments are taken from both the
phone and online.
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For all of you who werent
aware of this, the left hand
lane is for passing, not going
the speed limit.
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Dear foor eight, please
quit spilling my shit on a daily
basis. Thanks.
n n n
To the guy who spilled
your drink on me last night: I
boned your girlfriend.
n n n
The tee ball analogy is bad,
and you should feel bad.
n n n
I was too drunk to
recognize Bill Self. Im sorry.
n n n
Theres so many reasons
why I love KU. One, its
gameday. Two, its 11 a.m.,
and I just saw a woman
walking her dog with a handle
of tequila. Rock Chalk.
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Ive decided that the Star
Spangled Banner is a sobriety
test. If youre too drunk to
stand, you shouldnt be at the
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These walls are not
soundproof, dear. Stop yelling.
Some people would like to
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Did that girl just pick her
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Im so hungry that I am
eating grass right now.
n n n
Girls look so much better
when I am hammered.
n n n
Have you seen my cousin?
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To photographers who
chase fre trucks on campus:
My friend had a seizure
the other night and as the
paramedics carried her out on
a stretcher to the ambulance,
there you were, taking
pictures of her. The poor girl
doesnt need that. Go away!
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Why dont we cut the crap
and just set up a personals
section in the UDK?
n n n
Free for All, you are the
reason I cant study in my
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To the gay guys in the Sex
on the Hill section: I hate you
both for being so hot.
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The UDK depicts sex
about as accurately as The
Flintstones depicts the
Mesozoic Era.
n n n
How do I love my major but
hate my classes?
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I have a BlackBerry and
a Facebook. What the hell
happened to me?
FBI searches home of
son of Dem. lawmaker
searched the residence of the
son of a Democratic state law-
maker in Tennessee during the
weekend looking for evidence
linking the young man to
the hacking of Republican
vice presidential candidate
Sarah Palins personal e-mail
account, two law enforcement
ofcials told The Associated
Press on Monday.
David Kernell, 20, has not
returned repeated phone calls
or e-mails from the AP since
last week. His lawyer said
Monday the family is going
through a difcult period.
Kernell is the son of state
Rep. Mike Kernell, a Memphis
Democrat and chairman of
Tennessees House Govern-
ment Operations Committee.
The father declined last week
to discuss the possibility his
son might be involved in the
The apartment the FBI
searched is in a complex about
fve blocks from the University
of Tennessee campus in a
neighborhood popular with
students. No one around the
complex Monday knew David
Kernell or saw the FBI agents
over the weekend.
A hacker last week broke
into one of the Yahoo Inc.
e-mail accounts that Palin
uses, revealing as evidence a
few inconsequential personal
messages she has received
since John McCain selected
her as his running mate. The
McCain campaign confrmed
the break-in and called it a
shocking invasion of the gov-
ernors privacy and a violation
of law.
During the break-in, the
hacker used an Internet ad-
dress that traced to David
Kernells apartment complex
in Knoxville. The FBI obtained
logs Saturday establishing
the connection from Gabriel
Ramuglia of Athens, Ga., who
operates an Internet anonym-
ity service used by the hacker.
Ramuglia told the AP the
FBI asked him to confrm
the address appeared in his
records, and it did. Ramug-
lia said his logs showed the
hacker visiting Yahoos mail
service, resetting Palins pass-
word and announcing results
of the break-in on a Web site
where the hacking was frst
I think he just didnt real-
ize the severity of what he
was doing until afterwards,
Ramuglia said.
Tour group kidnapped
in Egyptian desert
CAIRO, Egypt Kidnap-
pers have seized 11 European
tourists and eight Egyptians
during a Sahara desert sa-
fari to Gilf al-Kebir, a plateau
famed for its prehistoric cave
paintings, Egyptian ofcials
said Monday.
Egyptian Foreign Minister
Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in
New York that the group had
been freed unharmed Monday,
and a military ofcial confrmed
their release. But Egyptian of-
fcials in Cairo and New York later
said they had not yet been freed
and Aboul Gheits announce-
ment to reporters that they had
been let go was based on incor-
rect information.
The fve Germans, fve Italians
and one Romanian were seized
Friday along with their Egyptian
guides and drivers while camp-
ing near the Sudanese border,
Egyptian Tourism Minister Zoheir
Garana said before the release
was announced. The kidnappers
took the captives, including two
Italians in their 70s, into Sudan,
he said.
Associated Press
NEWS 6A Tuesday, sepTember 23, 2008
University students met with
students from universities from
42 other states this weekend at
Harvard University for the National
College Conference for Political
The conference has been held
since 2004 to encourage students
throughout the country to register
to vote on their campuses. This
was the first year for Harvard to
invite the presidents of both cam-
pus political parties and a member
of the media.
smiles and sug-
gestions for how
to get more stu-
dents registered
to vote on cam-
pus were often
traded between
the two parties.
Five students
from Kansas
attended the con-
ference, including Barbara Ballard,
associate director of outreach at the
Dole Institute of Politics.
Students know that the 18- to
24-year-old range are important
voters, Ballard said. So instead
of focusing on what they already
know, student leaders are focusing
on civic engagement and what they
are going to do to energize people
on campuses to go out there and
give the last big push before the
Andre Dellatre, executive direc-
tor of Public Interest Research
Group, said that nationally, 80
percent of students who register
to vote on campuses have tradi-
tionally ended up voting. He said
that nationally, 25 percent of stu-
dents are already registered to
vote, 10 percent will not register
and 15 percent will register off
campus. Organizations such as
Young Democrats and College
Republicans are focused on signing
up the remaining 50 percent who
arent registered.
John Della Volpe, director of
polling at the Harvard Institute
of Politics, and Carl Cannon,
Wa s hi ng t on
bureau chief
and contribut-
ing editor for
Readers Digest,
spoke on the
interest the 18-
to 24-year-old
age group has
with voting.
Volpes statistics
show that 62
percent of the
youth polled
are excited about the upcoming
Andrew Toth, Colby sopho-
more and president of KU Young
Democrats, said that he learned
creative tips from the convention
of ways to get more students to
register on campus.
There are other great things to
do if our drive dries up, Toth said.
Most of the creative suggestions
came from the students within
the conference, too, instead of the
Toth said one idea another uni-
versity used was to have a life-
size cut out of Sen. Barack Obama
(D-Ill.) for students to take photos
It has to be something that
draws students attention, Toth
Jesse Vaughn, Mound City
senior and president of KU College
Republicans, said he mostly learned
from other students at the conven-
It was interesting to hear and
meet with other Republican presi-
dents to generate different ideas,
Vaughn said. Not only with reg-
istering students to vote, but also
raising money and getting the name
of our organization out there.
Toth and Vaughn agreed that
many other campus organizations
present at the conference faced
barriers that Kansas doesnt have.
Vaughn said that at the University
of Georgia, the student organiza-
tions are not allowed to chalk but
can use a washable paint instead.
The two-day sessions at the con-
vention not only informed student
leaders how to register more stu-
dents at their universities to vote,
but also broke the 140 students up
into groups to focus on targeting
the media, utilizing the Internet
and creating a
public service
a n n o u n c e -
ment for their
Sean Meloy,
senior at
Penns yl vani a
State University
and president
of College
Democrats, said
that although he came into the con-
ference knowing some of the infor-
mation presented, it was good to
hear different viewpoints and strat-
egies from multiple schools and
people from around the country.
At Penn State well probably
alter the way the information is
assimilated to the students, Meloy
said. Were trying to do more
online and the information on the
Internet and widgets was a nice
edition to the program.
Meloy said that 10,000 students
had registered to vote on campus so
far and his organizations goal was
20,000. The undergraduate popula-
tion at Penn State is around 43,000
students, with another 5,000 gradu-
ate students, Meloy said.
Ben Myers, junior from the
University of Southern California
and president of College
Republicans, said when he goes
to a state convention he only sees
students from California.
It was great to come here and
speak with people from all over the
country, Myers said.
Sharon Bowers, senior from the
University of Hawaii and president
of Students for
Barack Obama,
said Hawaii
usually gets left
out of confer-
ences and it
was great to be
able to partici-
I think it
would have
been a little
more useful a
couple months
ago, Bowers said of the informa-
tion provided. But I will definitely
be passing it on to other students
in Hawaii.
Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.)
and Obama were invited to speak
at the convention, but declined and
sent representatives to have confer-
ence calls with students.
The weekend ended with an
address by David Gergen, director
of the Harvard Kennedy School
for Public Leadership. Gergen left
students with a strong message of
serving the country and becoming
Alex Rock, Lawrence senior and
consortium representative, said
Gergens message was clear and
Its important to be civically
engaged, not only for the University,
but for a better community and
country, Rock said. For student
leaders its good to be surrounded
by students. It allows us to voice
our frustrations, collaborate ideas
and reiterates that we still all have
one common goal and thats politics
and registering students to vote.
Edited by Andy Greenhaw
Student political
leaders travel to
Harvard, discuss
voter registration
Students know that the
18- to 24-year-old range are
important voters.
Groups brainstorm ways to
register more students to vote
Sketching campus
Ryan McGeeney/KANSAN
Rick Stones, Lawrence senior, creates a charcoal sketch of Spooner Hall on Monday afternoon with classmates in an Architecture Foundations I class.
Associate director of outreach
at the Dole Institute of Politics
Most of the creative sugges-
tions came from the students
within the conference, too,
instead of the instructors.
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The Athletics Department
released updated Graduation
Success Rate data on Monday, and
the numbers met NCAA President
Myles Brands goal of 70 percent.
The data, which will be officially
released by the NCAA in the near
future, examined a four-year aver-
age of student athletes who had
scholarships when they enrolled
in the fall of 1998, 1999, 2000
and 2001. Student athletes had a
maximum of six years to complete
a degree and had to remain on
scholarship the entire time that
they were enrolled to be eligible.
Athletes who transferred from the
University of Kansas but were in
good academic standing when they
left were eliminated and did not
count for or against the Universitys
Seventy percent of KU schol-
arship athletes who entered as
freshmen from 1998 to 2001 either
graduated from the University
within six years or left the school
in good academic standing.
Weve met the mark that Myles
Brand set out for us, and were
equivalent and in the same range as
the institution as a whole, so weve
met our obligation there too, said
Paul Buskirk, associate athletics
director for student athlete support
services. This is the true measure
of success.
Are we finishing what we start-
ed with the kids? Seventy percent,
Im real pleased with that.
Two programs, womens golf
and softball, graduated 100 per-
cent of scholarship members who
arrived from 1998 to 2001.
Womens basketball was the
worst program in the department,
with only 42 percent of the ath-
letes who arrived from 1998 to
2001 receiving degrees. Current
womens basketball coach Bonnie
Henrickson did not arrive at
Kansas until 2004, and Buskirk
said the percentage would be
much higher in a few years when it
included Henricksons data. Before
Henrickson arrived, several players
left the school in poor academic
standing, which caused the per-
centage to be below the federal
average rate of 54 percent.
Jim Marchiony, associate ath-
letics director, said the problem
with the data was that it only
tracked students who came to the
University from as recently as 2001.
That meant no recruits from Bill
Self, Mark Mangino or Henrickson
were included in the data. Students
already in the program when the
coaches arrived were included in
the data, meaning that even though
the coaches did not recruit the ath-
letes on the list, they still played a
part in whether the athletes gradu-
Mens tennis and mens swim-
ming and diving, which were both
canceled in 2000, were included on
the report, because the programs
had athletes during part of the data
Its very dated data, Marchiony
said. It doesnt portray a picture
of what is going on today at the
University of Kansas, or any other
school for that matter.
The Graduation Success Rate
is used to help formulate the
Universitys Academic Progress
Rate, which carries penalties for
poor performance. The APR is sim-
ilar to a progress report that checks
what percentage of current ath-
letes are in good academic stand-
ing with the University and are on
pace to graduate. The Universitys
APR last year caused the football
team to lose two scholarships for
this season.
This years APR will be released
in April, and Buskirk said that
every athletic team would be above
the minimum score of 925 for the
first time in school history. He said
that the football team also would
be getting back its scholarships.
Our APR is going to look really
good, Buskirk said.
While the Athletics Department
graduated a percentage of athletes
similar to the percentage of stu-
dents that the University graduated,
Marchiony said that the Athletics
Departments goal was to go above
70 percent.
Our ultimate goal is 100 per-
cent, Marchiony said. Thats the
goal to see every single one of
them graduate either here or some-
where else.
Edited by Jennifer Torline
Athletics Department reaches NCAA graduation goal
Stonehenge was
a healing center
LONDON The first excava-
tion of Stonehenge in more than
40 years has uncovered evidence
that the stone circle drew ailing
pilgrims from around Europe for
what they believed to be its heal-
ing properties, archaeologists said
Archaeologists Geoffrey
Wainwright and Timothy Darvill
said the content of graves scat-
tered around the monument and
the ancient chipping of its rocks
to produce amulets indicated that
Stonehenge was the primeval
equivalent of Lourdes, the French
shrine venerated for its supposed
ability to cure the sick.
An unusual number of skeletons
recovered from the area showed
signs of serious disease or injury.
Analysis of their teeth showed that
about half were from outside the
Stonehenge area.
"People were in a state of distress,
if I can put it as politely as that,
when they came to the Stonehenge
monument," Darvill told journal-
ists assembled at London's Society
of Antiquaries.
He pointed out that experts near
Stonehenge have found two skulls
that showed evidence of primitive
surgery, some of just a few known
cases of operations in prehistoric
"Even today, that's the pretty
serious end of medicine," he said.
Also found near Stonehenge was
the body of a man known as the
Amesbury Archer, who had a dam-
aged skull and badly hurt knee and
died around the time the stones
were being installed. Analysis of
the Archer's bones showed he was
from the Alps.
Darvill cautioned, however, that
the new evidence did not rule out
other uses for Stonehenge.
"It could have been a temple,
even as it was a healing center,"
Darvill said. "Just as Lourdes, for
example, is still a religious center."
The archaeologists managed to
date the construction of the stone
monument to about 2,300 B.C., a
couple of centuries younger than
was previously thought. It was at
that time that bluestones a rare
rock known to geologists as spotted
dolomite were shipped by hand
or by raft from Pembrokeshire in
Wales to Salisbury Plain in south-
ern England, to create the inner
circle of Stonehenge.
The outer circle, composed of
much larger sandstone slabs, is
what most people associate with
the monument today, particularly
since only about a third of the 80
or so bluestones remain. The sci-
entists argued that they were once
at the heart of Stonehenge, and
closely associated with its healing
As evidence, Darvill said his
dig had uncovered masses of frag-
ments carved out of the bluestones
by people to create amulets. Any
rock carried around in such a way
would have had some sort of pro-
tective or healing property, he said.
He said that theory was backed
by burials in southwest England
where the stones were interred
with their owners.
Today the bluestones are now
largely invisible, dwarfed by the
huge sandstone monoliths or
"hanging stones" that were
erected later and still make up
Stonehenge's iconic profile.
"They are of course quite impres-
sive when you see them," Darvill
said. "But in a sense they are the
elaboration of a structure which
kicked off with the bluestones."
Both archaeologists quoted the
12th-century monk Geoffrey of
Monmouth as saying the stones
were thought to have medicinal
properties. They also said that
evidence uncovered by their dig
showed that people were moving
and chipping off pieces of the blue-
stones through the Roman period
and even into the Middle Ages.
Darvill said he felt the "folk-
lore interest" in the bluestones into
modern times suggested some sort
of lingering memory of their sup-
posed healing powers.
"That would be for me the sin-
gle strongest piece of evidence,"
he said.
Andrew Fitzpatrick, from
British heritage group Wessex
Archaeology, said Darvill and
Wainwright's discovery was "very
important" but that the healing
theory, while plausible, was not the
only one.
"I don't think we can rule out
the other main competing theory
that the temple was a meeting
point between the land of the living
and the dead," he told the British
Broadcasting Corp.
Scientists announced their find-
ings Monday, ahead of a documen-
tary due to air on the BBC and the
Smithsonian Channel on Saturday,
Sept. 27.
President of the Society of Antiquaries, GeofWainwright, right, and archaeology professor TimDarvill look at fragment of bluestones before their press conference on Monday at the So-
ciety of Antiquaries of in London to reveal their preliminary fndings about the purpose of the prehistoric Stonehenge monument. Wainwright and Darvill told journalists that Stonehenge was a kind
of primeval Lourdes. They said the stone circle was a center of healing which attracted the sick and infrmed fromall over prehistoric Europe. They also said they had dated the frst stone monuments
at the site to about 2,300 B.C., which was centuries younger than previously thought.
Wainwright holds a fragment of bluestone after a press conference on Monday at the Society
of Antiquaries of in London to reveal preliminary fndings about the purpose of the prehistoric
Stonehenge monument. Two British archeologists say the frst excavation at the site of Stone-
henge in more than 40 years has shed newlight on the purpose of the landmark.
Excavation shows the monument
attracted sick from all over Europe
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SAN DIEGO Philip Rivers,
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of the San Diego Chargers simply
left no doubt.
Frustrated by two gut-wrench-
ing losses, the Chargers raced
past nemesis Brett Favre and the
New York Jets for a 48-29 vic-
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befitting two original AFL teams.
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passes, Tomlinson scored his first
two TDs of the season and San
Diego finally got back at Favre
after all these years. They sacked
him four times and intercepted
him twice.
Favre always seemed to come
up big on Monday nights with
Green Bay. This night, though, he
finally lost to the Chargers after
beating them five straight times
dating to 1993.
San Diego (1-2) looked like the
team picked by many to reach
the Super Bowl. The Chargers lost
their opener to Carolina on the
last play, then lost by one point
at Denver in a game remembered
for referee Ed Hochulis blown call
that set up the Broncos winning
Tomlinson, the two-time
defending NFL rushing champion,
scored on a 2-yard leap to give the
Chargers a 38-14 lead in the third
quarter. He scored on another
2-yard run late in the fourth quar-
ter, one play after Rivers 60-yard
pass to Vincent Jackson.
Rivers has thrown three TD
passes in every game this season.
He was 19-of-25 for 250 yards
on Monday, while Tomlinson had
67 yards on 26 carries, his third
straight game under 100 yards.
Favre had three touchdown
passes for the Jets (1-2), includ-
ing fourth-quarter TD throws of
4 yards to Chansi Stuckey and
13 yards to Dustin Keller. The
38-year-old Favre was 30-of-42
for 271 yards.
The Chargers could have had
two more picks, but safety Clinton
Hart dropped Favres fourth-down
pass in the end zone late in the
third quarter and Cromartie let
an interception and a sure touch-
down clang off his hands in the
first quarter. Cromartie intercept-
ed backup QB Kellen Clemens in
the end zone in the final minute.
The Chargers scored three
times and the Jets once in a crazy
span of 5 minutes, 46 seconds
spanning the first and second
Rivers recovered from an
early blunder to throw a 1-yard
touchdown pass to rookie fullback
Mike Tolbert for a 10-7 lead late
with 2:03 left in the first quarter.
On the fourth play of the next
Jets drive, Cromartie overpowered
Laveranues Coles and took the
ball away, racing 52 yards for a
17-7 lead.
Leon Washington returned the
kickoff 94 yards to the San Diego
5. Two plays later, Favre hit Coles
on a 3-yard TD pass to pull the
Jets within 17-14.
San Diegos Marques Harris
recovered an onside kick at the Jets
44 to set up a 27-yard scoring pass
from Rivers to Chris Chambers
that made it 24-14 11:17 before
Eric Weddle intercepted Favre
to set up Rivers 6-yard scoring
pass to tight end Antonio Gates
for a 31-14 lead late in the second
Jets cornerback David Barrett
stunned the Chargers and quieted
the crowd at Qualcomm Stadium
when he jumped in front of Gates
for an interception he returned 25
yards for a touchdown less than
four minutes into the game.
sports 9A tuesday, september 23, 2008
DETROIT David DeJesus
went 4-for-4 and Mike Aviles drove
in two runs as the Kansas City
Royals beat the reeling Detroit
Tigers 6-2 Monday night.
The Tigers were minus sus-
pended slugger Gary Sheffield,
then lost star Miguel Cabrera in
the third inning because of a tight
back. Cabrera was listed as day-
Detroit has lost 10 of 11, and is
only one game ahead of last-place
Kansas City in the AL Central.
Sheffield was suspended four
games earlier in the day for brawl-
ing with Cleveland pitcher Fausto
Carmona last week.
Gil Meche (13-11) won for the
third time in four starts, allowing
two runs and four hits and two
walks in six innings. Zach Miner
(8-5) took the loss, giving up four
runs in six-plus innings.
DeJesus tripled on Miners first
pitch of the game, and Aviles sin-
gled two pitches later.
Jose Guillen followed with
another single to put runners on
the corners, but Cabrera fielded
Ryan Shealys hard-hit grounder
to first base and threw out Aviles
at the plate.
Detroit had a good chance to
tie the game in the third when
Brandon Inge singled and took
third on Meches wild pickoff
attempt, but Dusty Ryan and
Curtis Granderson both grounded
Kansas City made it 3-0 in the
fourth when Alberto Callaspo
and DeJesus started the inning
with singles and Aviles followed
with his second RBI single of the
game. After a hit batter loaded the
bases, a run scored when Shealy
grounded into a double play.
The Tigers came back with two
runs in the sixth. They loaded the
bases with two singles and a walk
and Magglio Ordonez hit a sac-
rifice fly. Jeff Larish made it 3-2
with a single, but Meche got out
of the inning.
Kansas City got a run off four
Tigers pitchers in the seventh
when Gary Glover walked Shealy
with the bases loaded.
Bobby Seays wild pitch
allowed Alex Gordon to score in
the eighth, and DeJesus gave the
Royals a 6-2 lead with an RBI
PORTLAND, Ore. Nike said
Monday that it is leaving the elite
swimwear market.
The company will continue to
provide swimwear for colleges and
sell to traditional retail customers.
But it will not compete against the
likes of Speedo to get the swoosh
on the worlds top swimmers.
We will not invest in next-
generation swim innovation,
which is not in line with our
stated category growth strategy,
the company said in a statement.
Nike said it made a strategic
decision as part of the companys
long-term growth plan.
The Beaverton, Ore.-based
company had announced sever-
al years ago that it would focus
on six key categories to reach a
$23 billion revenue goal by 2011.
Those categories are running, soc-
cer, basketball, mens training and
womens training and sportswear.
CNBC reported this week-
end that Nike may be halting its
swimsuit development after a
showdown at the Beijing summer
Olympics. Nike lost some of its
edge at the games when Speedo
stole the spotlight with its LZR
Racer suit.
According to Speedo, of the
77 world records set since the
release of the suit in February, 72
have been in the LZR Racer. And
it was worn by Olympics darling
Michael Phelps.
Other swimmers clamored to
get the suit at the games. Nike
even allowed some of its athletes
to wear the LZR Racer, an unprec-
edented move by the worlds larg-
est athletic shoe and apparel com-
But Nike denied that Mondays
decision was a direct result of
Speedos success, saying it was a
direct result of our long-term
growth strategy focusing on the
areas where we can have the larg-
est growth.
Research organization The
SportsOneSource Group said
Nike is a dis-
tant third in
the $200 mil-
lion perfor-
mance swim-
wear market-
place which
c o n s u m e r
swim goods
for exercise
rather than
leisure. Speedo
holds roughly
60 percent of the market share,
up from 54 percent last year. TYR
comes in second at 20 percent and
Nike is third at 13 percent, lower
than its 18 percent share last year.
Speedo said Nikes move would
not have much impact on its own
business, such as the launch of
the Racer to general consumers
in October.
Weve been in the swimwear
business for 80 years, said Stu
Isaac, senior vice president of
team sales and sports market-
ing for Speedo. We are going
to keep doing what weve been
But Evan Morgenstein, an
agent who represents a number
of top swimmers, said Nikes deci-
sion is a blow to elite athletes who
depend heavily on apparel com-
panies for their funding espe-
cially in non-Olympic years.
Morgensteins clients include
Nike-endorsed Olympians Cullen
Jones, Brendan Hansen, Aaron
Peirsol and Jason Lezak.
Morgenstein said Speedo and
TYR Sport are the only two major
c o mp a n i e s
left in the U.S.
now that Nike
has pulled out
and they
are embroiled
in a bitter anti-
trust lawsuit
filed by TYR
against Speedo
and USA
And then
there was two, Morgenstein
said. The truth is that TYR and
Speedo are the only two compa-
nies pumping any kind of money
directly to the athletes. There are
other companies that make suits,
but they havent spent a dime on
the swimmers.
Morgenstein worries that Nikes
decision could be a precursor to
other funding woes that might
directly affect the performance of
the powerful U.S. swim team at
the 2012 London Olympics.
With the tough economic
times were in, Speedo is prob-
ably looking at their investment in
terms of the athletes, and Im sure
TYR is, too, Morgenstein said.
He called on the U.S. Olympic
Committee and USA Swimming
to come up with a new funding
structure that gives more money
directly to elite athletes, instead
of putting the bulk of it into train-
ing centers that are designed to
help the sport at the grass-roots
level. Morgenstein said the cur-
rent monthly stipend of $1,750 to
top-level swimmers is absurd.
The financial house of cards
for a lot of elite swimmers, espe-
cially the older ones, may come
crumbling down, he said. In
non-Olympic years, many swim-
mers depend on up to 90 percent
of their funding from the apparel
Youre going to see a lot more
athletes from China and Europe
on the medal stand unless some-
thing is done, Morgenstein pre-
A USA Swimming representa-
tive was not immediately available
for comment.
K.C. beats struggling
Detroit; Tigers lose
10 of past 11 games
Kansas City Royals Mike Aviles hits an RBI single in the ffth inning against the Detroit Tigers
in a baseball game Monday, in Detroit. Aviles drove in two runs in the Royals 6-2 win.
Nike leaves competitive market
Weve been in the swimwear
business for 80 years. We are
going to keep doing what weve
been doing.
Stu ISaac
Senior vice president of team sales
and sports marketing for Speedo
NFL had four 4-12 teams last year,
and two of them in the past two
weeks have thrashed the woeful
Kansas City Chiefs by a combined
score of 61-22.
A new offense and a new
offensive coordinator would be
expected to create occasional
confusion, at least early. But the
Chiefs, dogged by injuries, have
added to their chaos by starting
three different quarterbacks their
first three games.
Rookies and second-year
players populate the roster both
offensively and defensively, and
so do youthful mistakes. The
Chiefs arent stopping anybody
and theyre not scoring much.
On Sunday, the unbeaten, high-
scoring Denver Broncos will
encounter a winless Kansas City
that ranks 28th in total offense
and 25th in total defense, and
hasnt had a lead since last fall.
Their Chiefs franchise-record
losing streak stretched to 12 with
a 38-14 loss to Atlanta. That was
after the Oakland Raiders rushed
for 300 yards in a 23-8 whipping.
Everybody knew it was going
to be a bite-the-bullet year. But
nobody foresaw the first season
of a rebuilding campaign would
bring this much pain.
Its the course we wanted and
its the right one for the future of
this organization, coach Herm
Edwards said Monday. Where
we were at, we had to go this
way. Were going to stick with the
Its not fun right now for
anybody. Its not fun for the
players, the coaches, the fans. But
its the road were traveling and
now its our job to try to get better
every week.
For the second week in a row,
Edwards is not sure who will start
at quarterback for Brodie Croyle,
the designated signal-caller of
the future who hurt his shoulder
in the opener. Damon Huard,
a dependable 12-year veteran
backup who made the start against
Oakland, could get the call.
Or it might be second-year QB
Tyler Thigpen. He made his first
NFL start at Atlanta and for a
while looked every bit like the
seventh-round draft pick from
tiny Coastal Carolina that he is.
Huard is more experienced
and more heady, but less mobile
than Thigpen, who is physically
more suited to the offense the
Chiefs installed this year with
coordinator Chan Gailey.
You weigh a lot of factors into
this (decision), said Edwards.
You dont want to put Tyler in a
bad position to where you crush
him. Thats not good. You wrestle
with that. We also need some
calming on our team right now.
Were looking for a spark.
Injuries and QB
changes plague
winless Chiefs
San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer looks over his shoulder as he races away fromNewYork Jets Jerricho Cotchery, center,
and Brandon Moore after recovering a fumble in the frst quarter of an NFL football game Monday. The Chargers won the game 48-29.
Chargers breeze past Jets 48-29
sports 10A Tuesday, sepTember 23, 2008
powers such as Florida, USC and
Oklahoma will most likely finish
near the top again, but they all
fell at some point last year when
everyone least suspected it.
If East Carolinas loss to N.C.
State threw you off guard and
now you are wondering who will
crash the BCS bash, dont worry
there are plenty of options out
there. Ball State and Tulsa both
have outside shots to represent
their respective conferences, but
one conference looks to have the
best chance at an invite.
The mighty Mountain West
Conference has to like their odds
right now, as they have three
teams ranked in the top 25. Thats
more teams than the Pac-10,
Big East or ACC have. With
No. 11 BYU, No. 17 Utah and
No. 23 TCU all still perfect, the
Mountain West is on top of the
hill as far as non-major confer-
ences go.
TCU does play at Oklahoma
this week, so one would think
their dreams will be diminished
on Saturday. Then again, if week
five is anything like last year, I like
my odds with TCU.
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I dont mind going through
growing pains, but weve got to be
able to play some basic coverages
with those young guys, he said.
Without studying tape,
Mangino said the only one of the
three who had a firm grasp of the
defense was Powell.
Corrigan is not a big guy,
but he seems to be the guy that,
as a true freshman, is the most
dependable right now, Mangino
While he did surrender a
big play, Mangino said Powell
seemed to play better and better
as the game went on. His play
may have started better if Powell
had known earlier in the week
that he would play so much.
Powell said he found out right
before the game that hed see
more than just a few cleanup
It was a surprise, Powell said.
I wasnt even stretched. My legs
were all cold and I wasnt warmed
up. After the second route I was
pretty much in the zone.
Powell admitted to feeling
some nerves when he stepped on
the field.
In the second quarter, he made
a mistake and allowed a 28-yard
completion that set up a Rhett
Bomar rushing touchdown.
The vertical route that beat
him looks just as natural on the
track surrounding Kivisto Field,
as wide receiver Jason Madkins
simply sprinted past him on a
straight line.
All three of the young
cornerbacks surrendered plays of
at least 15 yards on that route.
We cant cut people loose,
Mangino said. We cant get
beat on a vertical every time
somebody runs a vertical.
The Bearkats attacked the
freshman corners with the route
early and often. As a result,
Mangino wasnt pleased with the
overall effort in the secondary
and joked that he could have run
to the coverage faster than his
corners did.
Sam Houston State finished
with 340 passing yards, but
Kansas secondary did intercept
the ball three times. Still,
Mangino said his defenses
average performance in the
38-14 victory wouldnt be enough
in the conference season, which
starts in two weeks at Iowa State.
Weve got to see about
Kendrick, see if hes going to be
ready to go, Mangino said. If
he is, thatd be great, but if not
weve got to take a hard look at
that position.
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targets because hes working with
limited scholarships. Unless a
current scholarship player trans-
fers or leaves for the NBA draft,
the Jayhawks only have three
available scholarships for next
It will likely be a few more
weeks before anyone commits
to Kansas. Wildeboor said once
that happens, the fun would truly
When one guy starts com-
mitting, they normally start the
domino effect, Wildeboor said.
Thats when things start to get
The Los Angeles Lakers
signed former Jayhawk forward
C.J. Giles to a non-guaranteed
training camp contract earlier
this month.
Self dismissed Giles from the
program near the beginning of
the 2006 season after repeated
behavioral problems. The Seattle
native then transferred to Oregon
State, where he was also kicked
off the team last season.
Giles decided to declare for
the NBA draft this summer, but
was not selected. The contract
Giles signed with the Lakers
guarantees he will be in training
camp with the team.
Giles will most likely not play
for Los Angeles in the regular
season, though. NBA teams
can only have a maximum of
15 players on their roster. Los
Angeles already has 14 players
under guaranteed contracts, and
Giles is one of five non-roster
invites headed to training camp.
A Kansas national
championship basketball coach
will take part in a fundraiser
to benefit the Bert Nash Center
Saturday night at Crown Toyota.
No, not Bill Self although
he will also be attendance.
Larry Brown, Kansas coach
when the Jayhawks won the
national championship in 1988,
is the events special guest.
Danny Manning, named most
outstanding player of the 1988
NCAA Tournament and current
KU assistant coach, will also
appear alongside Brown and
The event is an annual
fundraiser for the Bert Nash
Center, Douglas Countys mental
health center.
Edited by Rachel Burchfeld
Team Standings
(1) Illinois State 302 [+14]
(T2) Oral Roberts 307 [+19]
(T2) Nebraska 307 [+19]
(4) Oklahoma City 317 [+29]
(T5) Kansas State 318 [+30]
(T5) South Florida 318 [+30]
(T5) Kansas 318 [+30]
(T5) Wichita State 318 [+30]
(T5) UMKC 318 [+30]
*Scores dont count toward teamscore
Individual Results
(T12) Emily Powers 77 [39-38]
(T29) Grace Thiry 80 [39-41]
(T29) Kaylynd Carson 80 [37-43]
(T40) Meghna Bal 81 [40-41]
(T79) Meghan Gockel 86 [45-41]
*(T2) Jennifer Clark 74 [39-35]
*(T40) Maria Jackson 81 [41-40]
*(T72) Alyssa Rainbolt 84 [41-43]
*(T87) Sydney Wilson 90 [44-46]
organist played Bon Jovis Livin
on a Prayer as the fans streamed
in an hour before the opening
faceoff, many in St. Louis Blues
jerseys, some in throwback Kansas
City Scouts shirts.
A handful were still in business
suits, there to see a hockey game
for the first time.
They came to see a preseason
game between the Blues and the
Los Angeles Kings, one of eight
Monday night in the NHL. Many of
the marquee players were missing;
half the Kings were in Phoenix
for another game, St. Louis skated
without defenseman Erik Johnson
and goalie Manny Legace.
Anyplace else in the U.S. at
least a game like this probably
isnt a big deal.
In Kansas City, it was.
First hockey game at the year-
old, $276 million Sprint Center,
what city officials hope is the first
step toward landing an NHL team
there was a lot riding on this
One of the reasons we built
this building was to look at
opportunities for the community
and certainly the NHL is at the
top of the list, said Kevin Gray,
president of the Kansas City Sports
Commission and Foundation.
This is a big test for us to see how
people embrace it.
It was a good first step.
Davis Drewiske had a short-
handed goal in the first period
and Wayne Simmonds scored on a
power play in the third, helping the
Kings beat the Blues 2-1. A crowd
of 11,603 showed up good num-
bers for a preseason game and
there didnt seem to be any glitches,
other than maybe the extra-loud
horn that scared some of the new-
bie fans.
It was unbelievable, Simmonds
said. It was a good turnout, more
than what I expected, and I enjoyed
playing here.
The problem is taking the next
The Sprint Center was built with
hopes of luring an NBA or NHL
franchise. Its spectacular on the
outside, over 2,000 shimmering
glass panes making it look like an
upturned crystal bowl, and has all
the amenities inside that profes-
sional team could want.
All thats missing is a team.
While the 140 events in a year
everything from Elton John to
the Disney on Ice and 1.3 mil-
lion visitors count as a success, the
arena needs an anchor franchise
for long-term financial stability.
So far, theres nothing on the
The Sprint Center will host a
preseason game between Atlanta
and Portland next month, and that
could be it for a while in the NBA.
The Sonics seemed to be Kansas
Citys best chance of getting a
team to relocate, but they went to
Oklahoma City instead. Expansion
doesnt seem likely, either; the
NBA seems to be more interested
in going overseas than back to
Kansas City, home of the Kings
from 1972-85.
Hockey might be a better fit,
though Kansas City had an NHL
team before without much suc-
The Scouts were an expansion
team in 1974 and played two sea-
sons in Kansas City before relocat-
ing to Denver, eventually becom-
ing the New Jersey Devils. The
Scouts were never strong financial-
ly thus the moves and won
27 combined games, which didnt
exactly draw a lot of interest.
The city also doesnt seem to
have much of an infrastructure to
build up hockey from the grass
roots level, just a handful of ice
rinks dotting the area.
Id rate it (Kansas City)
as a sleeping giant, said Paul
McGannon, president of NHL 21,
a civic group trying to bring a fran-
chise to the city. The sport never
really had a chance on the major
league level. You cant really judge
a market until you have a major
league facility, which we do, and
eventually a team.
Kansas City does seem to have
an interest in the sport, at least
judging by Monday nights crowd.
A buzz of anticipation filled the
arena with each odd-man rush and
cheers rang out with each check
into the boards. The Blues fans
more than half the crowd rose
from their seats with a roar when
Paul Kariya punched in a rebound
late in the third period, cutting the
Kings lead to 2-1.
They even got to see a fight,
cheering wildly as Kings forward
Kevin Westgarth and Blues for-
ward D.J. King traded a flurry of
blows late in the third period.
There was a great crowd here
tonight. It was a fun hockey game
to play in, Kings defenseman Tom
Prissing said. For sustainability of
hockey, it is really hard to say with-
out having multiple games. By all
signs that we saw tonight, I think it
is very sustainable.
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Petcka faces two years in
prison for killing cat
NEW YORK A former
minor league baseball player
was washed upand had zero
income and no prospectslast
year when he became jealous
and killed his girlfriends cat, a
prosecutor said Monday.
Joseph Petcka, who pitched in
the New York Mets minor league
system in 1992, was a washed-up,
athleteand a D-minusactor,
prosecutor Leila Kermani told ju-
rors during her closing argument.
Kermani has told jurors that
Petcka brutally killed the neutered
and declawed cat in a jealous fury
after complaining that his then-
girlfriend, Lisa Altobelli, loved the
cat more than him.
Petcka testifed Friday that he
was defending himself after the
8-pound orange and white tabby
named Norman bit his right hand
and drew blood. The prosecutor
say the cats injuries prove Petcka
wasnt just defending himself.
Petckas lawyer, Charles Hoch-
baum, told jurors that deciding
whether they believed the de-
fendant was not enough; he said
they should focus on whether the
prosecution proved its case.
Hochbaum argued that the
animal cruelty law applies only
when animals are tortured with a
sadistic intent to injure or kill.
Petcka faces up to two years in
prison if convicted of aggravated
animal cruelty and harassment.
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fifth most passing yards in the
nation, but that total is tempered
by the teams tame run game,
ranked 91st. While Todd Reesing
has lived up to his well-earned
Funslinger reputation, Jayhawk
running backs Angus Quigley,
Jocques Crawford and Jake Sharp
have had a
tough go of it
so far. It could
be the inexperi-
enced offensive
line; it could
be the backs
themselves; but
something is
amiss. Last sea-
son, Kansas gained 4.8 yards per
carry (fifth best in the Big 12
Conference). That average is at
3.4 this season (11th in the Big
The Jayhawks second soft
spot is their inability to defend
the pass. Proven defensive backs
Darrell Stuckey, Justin Thornton
and Chris Harris have
done their best, but
a weak pass rush and
an injury to senior
cornerback Kendrick
Harper have ham-
strung the secondary.
With the exception of
sophomore defensive
end Jake Laptad (2.5
sacks), Kansas defensive line-
men arent getting to the oppos-
ing quarterback consistently.
The underwhelming push up
front has forced Kansas to blitz
with its linebackers, leaving the
secondary out to dry. And with
rookies Isiah Barfield, Corrigan
Powell and Ryan Murphy filling
in for Harper, one-on-one cover-
age isnt a good thing. Kansas is
ranked 77th in the nation against
the pass this season as opposed to
49th last year.
Despite freshman punt return-
er Daymond Pattersons suc-
cess (second in the conference
in yards-per-return),
Kansas special teams
situation isnt hunky-
dory. Senior kick
returner Marcus
Herford, an All-Big
12 selection last year,
ranks dead last in the
conference in yards
per return this season.
Mangino said Herfords struggles
were partially a product of teams
kicking toward the sideline, but
part of the blame fell on Herford
and his blockers. Whatevers the
matter, the results havent been
pretty. Herford is averaging 11
yards per runback, compared to
last years 29.
With every point, Kansas vol-
leyball player Karina Garlington
seems to get a little better. As a
freshman last season, the out-
side hitter showed promise, start-
ing 18 of the teams 30 match-
es. Garlington worked her way
into the rota-
tion in Big 12
C o n f e r e n c e
play, using her
6-foot frame
and long arms
to become one
of the teams
best offensive
options. But
Garlington suffered some fresh-
man struggles, a fact manifested
by her .136 hitting percentage
(above .200 is ideal).
This season, Garlington has
taken her game up a notch or
three. She recorded a career-high
29 kills in Kansas five-set, come-
back victory against Iowa State
last weekend. Through Saturday,
she led the Big 12 with 4.36 kills-
per-set and her hitting percentage
is up to a robust .246.
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sports 11A Tuesday, sepTember 23, 2008
quote of the day
fact of the day
ku sports schedule
trivia of the day
By asher fusco
Football team shows par performance
Pick games. Beat the Kansan staf.
Get your name in the paper.
This weeks games:
1. No. 25 Fresno State at UCLA (predict score)
2. Minnesota at No. 14 Ohio State
3. Maryland at No. 20 Clemson
4. Virginia at Duke
5. Colorado at Florida State
6. Purdue at Notre Dame
7. Oregon at Washington State
8. No. 8 Alabama at No. 3 Georgia
9. No. 22 Illinois at No. 12 Penn State
10. Virginia Tech at Nebraska
Year in school:
1) Only KU students are eligible.
2) Give your name, e-mail, year in school and hometown.
3) Beat the Kansans best prognosticator and get your name in the paper.
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 KickTheKansan@kansan.comor to the Kansan business ofce,
located at the West side of Staufer-Flint Hall, which is betweenWescoe Hall andWatson Library.
Rain, rain went away
Jerry Wang / KANSAN
Brandon Stauton, Chicago sophomore of teamYaris, pulls the fags fromEli Underwood, Lenexa freshman of teamDelta Chi 4, as Underwood attempts to break through the defense. Underwoods teamwon its match , 12-7. The previous two
weeks of intramural fag football were canceled because of rain.
Americans celebrate
Ryder Cup victory
LOUISVILLE, Ky. U.S. captain
Paul Azinger sprinted up the
stairs to the clubhouse balcony
and grabbed the biggest bottle
of champagne he could fnd to
join an American celebration he
felt was a long time coming in the
Ryder Cup.
They didnt need a miracle
putt or an amazing comeback
like their last victory in 1999. They
didnt even need Tiger Woods.
Strong as a team and equally
mighty on their own, the Ameri-
cans rode the emotion of a fag-
Its too early to start getting
down on ourselves. Its too
early for us to go out there and
hold our heads down and say
the season is over. Thats just
going to make it a drag, make
it long. I dont want to do that.
This is my 12th year, and I feel
like I deserve a little more than
Tony Gonzalez,
Kansas City Chiefs tight end
The Kansas City Chiefs have
lost 12 consecutive games
going back to last season.
But the Chiefs have a long
way to go before they match
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in
the futility department. The
Buccaneers lost 26 games in a
row during the 1976 and 1977
seasons. If the Chiefs go 0-16
this season, they will still have
lost only 25 games in a row.
Q: When did the Kansas
City Chiefs win their last
regular season football game?
A: On Oct. 21, 2007, the
Chiefs beat the Oakland
Raiders 12-10.
Nadal wins Davis Cup
despite strained buttock
MADRID, Spain The U.S.
reign as Davis Cup champion
ended, with an ailing Rafael
Nadal beating Andy Roddick
in a straight-sets victory that
sent Spain to the fnal for the
sixth time.
The top-ranked player won
6-4, 6-0, 6-4 at the Las Ventas
bullfghting arena, giving Spain
an insurmountable lead in the
best-of-fve format.
Spain will play for the title
against Argentina.
Nadal said after the match
he nearly didn't play because
an MRI scan Saturday showed a
strained buttock muscle.
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Womens golf: Marilynn Smith
Sunfower Invitational,
fnal day (Lawrence)
Volleyball: Nebraska, 7 p.m.
(Lincoln, Neb.)
No Events
Soccer: Nebraska, 4:30 p.m.
(Lincoln, Neb.)
Tennis: Jayhawk Invitational,
frst day (Lawrence)
Softball: Butler County, 4 p.m.
Softball: Emporia State, 6 p.m.
Volleyball: Texas, 7 p.m. (Law-
Rowing: All day (Des Moines,
Tennis: Jayhawk Invitational,
second day (Lawrence)
Nothing remarkable.
Kansas might have defeated
Sam Houston State by 24 points
this past weekend, but coach Mark
Manginos post-game quotes tell
a less impressive tale. He didnt
offer much praise for his teams
performance, sticking instead
with the aforementioned adjec-
tives. A quick rundown of the stat
sheet reaffirms Manginos claims:
Through four games, Kansas has
been a very average football team.
Kansas has generated the
waving crowd and their Kentucky
heroes on Sunday to take back
the Ryder Cup with a 16-11
victory over Europe.
Kenny Perry, the 48-year-old
native son who dreamed of play-
ing a Ryder Cup before a Blue-
grass crowd, delivered a 3-and-2
victory that was part of an early
push that swung momentum
toward the U.S. team.
J.B. Holmes, legendary in these
parts for making his high school
team in tiny Campbellsville as
a third-grader, showed of his
awesome power with two fnal
birdies that set up the Americans
for victory.
The clinching point, appropri-
ately, came from Jim Furyk.
He felt hollow six years ago at
The Belfry as Paul McGinley made
a par putt that clinched vic-
tory for Europe, the frst of three
straight victories that extended
its domination of a passion-
ate event that Americans once
For all the birdies and spec-
tacular shots over three inspira-
tional days at Valhalla, the Ryder
Cup ended with handshake.
Miguel Angel Jimenez con-
ceded a short par putt, giving
Furyk a 2-and-1 victory and the
Americans the 14 points they
needed to show they can win on
golfs biggest stage and with-
out Tiger Woods, out for the year
with a knee surgery but staying
involved by text messaging Az-
inger throughout the fnal day.
Anthony Kim set the tone by
handing Sergio Garcia his worst
loss ever in the Ryder Cup and
keeping him winless at Valhalla.
Boo Weekley galloped of the frst
tee using his driver as a toy horse,
drawing laughter for his antics
and cheers for his birdies.
Hunter Mahan, who criticized
the Ryder Cup earlier this year
as a money-making machine,
was the only player to go all
fve matches without losing at
Valhalla. His match was the only
one to reach the 18th green, all
because of a 60-foot birdie putt
from Mahan that slammed into
the back of the cup on the 17th
He wound up with a halve
against Paul Casey, and a new
appreciation for this event.
Ben Curtis and Chad Camp-
bell, the fnal player picked for
this U.S. team, won the fnal two
matches against Lee Westwood
and Padraig Harrington for a
lopsided score that for the last
three years had been posted in
European blue.

Golfer surges from bogey
to birdie in Viking Classic
MADISON, Miss. A day
after blowing a lead with a triple
bogey on the fnal hole, Will
MacKenzie birdied the par-5 18th
three straight times to win the
Viking Classic in a playof for his
second PGA Tour victory.
A free spirit who dropped out
of golf for almost 10 years and
lived in his van for fve, MacKen-
zie rallied to beat Marc Turnesa
on the second playof hole after
Brian Gay dropped out on the
frst extra hole. At the second
extra hole, MacKenzie two-putt-
ed from 63 feet for birdie, and
won when Turnesa missed his
MacKenzie, who lost the third-
round lead after a triple bogey on
18 that included a two penalty
strokes, birdied three of the last
four holes of regulation for a
4-under 68 to match Turnesa (70)
and Gay (68) at 19-under 269 on
the Annandale course.
Also the 2006 Reno-Tahoe
Open winner, MacKenzie earned
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here is this years Appalachian
Parity in college foot-
ball officially arrived one season ago.
Appalachian State announced that to
everyone in the nation with a deafen-
ing yell heard by all 110,000 fans in
attendance at The Big House. After the
Mountaineers bested No. 5 Michigan
34-32, you kind of had the feeling that it
was going to be a wild year.
Little did anyone know that there would
be such a massive number of upsets, a
curse of the No. 2 spot in the polls, sur-
prise BCS bowl appearances by Illinois,
Hawaii and Kansas and miserable seasons
for historic programs like Nebraska and
Notre Dame. It was truly an unpredictable
Although it seems early in the season,
many teams are already one-third of the
way through their 12 game schedule, and
the magic from last year appears absent.
But dont fret yet. The upsets are coming.
This years caliber of upsets does
look weak in comparison to last season.
However, its tough to top a season in
which fans were spoiled by so many thrills.
2008 has not been completely lacking,
though, as there have been a few close
calls Ohio State barely squeaked out a
victory at home against in-state rival Ohio.
An upset by the Bobcats over the Buckeyes
would have been equally as shocking as
Michigans flop one year ago.
While Ohio State snuck through, West
Virginia hasnt been nearly as fortunate,
getting bit by the upset bug twice. Now
West Virginia is in danger of unraveling.
Many thought Pat White and West
Virginia were poised to contend for a Big
East title and a shot at the national cham-
pionship, but now they look eerily similar
to Brian Brohms Louisville Cardinals team
from 2007.
Last year, the Cardinals started 2-0 and
were ninth in the nation heading into a
week three showdown against Kentucky.
They lost a close one to the Wildcats, fall-
ing 40-34. After the loss, the Cardinals lost
their balance and stumbled at home the
following week against a lowly Syracuse
team that finished the year 2-10.
West Virginia followed the same pattern
in the last two weeks. After being shocked
by East Carolina, they fell in Boulder to
Colorado this past week. Louisville fin-
ished 6-6 in 2007. West Virginia is going
to have to fight its way out of a 1-2 hole if
they dont want to have a similarly disap-
pointing season.
Four weeks into the year, 10 ranked
teams have fallen to unranked foes, with
the biggest upset coming from No. 8 West
Virginias slip up against East Carolina.
Three teams in the top 15 have fallen, as
well as six teams in the top 20.
One year ago, 11 teams dropped to
unranked competition in the opening four
weeks. Five teams ranked in the top 11 and
10 teams ranked in the top 20 fell victim to
upset. The highest ranked team to fall was
No. 5 Michigan.
The quantity and magnitude of upsets
is down from one season ago, but that
doesnt mean this year is destined to disap-
point. In fact, it wasnt until week five of
2007 that things got really wild.
It was actually one of the more shock-
ing weekends in the history of college
football. The nation took witness to heart-
break after heartbreak as many teams with
national title hopes were dismantled.
In week five of 2007, seven ranked
teams lost to unranked opponents and of
those seven teams, five were ranked in the
top 13. Two of the upsets took place in our
own Big 12 backyard. Colorado shocked
the third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners
and Kansas State went down to Austin
and handled the seventh-ranked Texas
With that said, I wouldnt start mak-
ing bold BCS championship predictions
just yet. Its foolish to think that although
parity prospered one year ago its going
to disappear this season. Yes, traditional
By Alex Dufek
2008 season mild compared to 2007s wild year of upsets
boxed in A Corner
Three freshmen struggle to replace senior
Jon goering/kanSan
Freshman cornerback Corrigan Powell joins junior safety JustinThornton for a tackle during Saturdays game against SamHouston State at Memorial Stadium. Powell wasnt the only freshman at the cornerback spot he and freshmen
Isiah Barfeld and Ryan Murphy all sawplaying time against the Bearkats, rotating as replacements for an injured Kendrick Harper.
By CASe keefeR
The Jayhawks spent last weekend cele-
brating last seasons national championship
one last time as the players and coaches
received their championship rings.
But judging by the caliber of recruits in
town, Kansas coach Bill Self and his staff
are already thinking about the next poten-
tial championship.
Three five-star high school
players guard John Wall, forward
Thomas Robinson and center Daniel
Orton made official visits to Kansas and
watched last years team get their rings in a
private ceremony.
Shay Wildeboor, recruiting expert and senior editor, described
the three players as the cream of the crop
of their class.
Its rare that you see a collection of
players like this in one location during one
weekend, Wildeboor said. Its a huge tes-
tament to Bill Self and his staff. All of those
guys are studs.
Especially Wall. ranks him as
the best player in the country. Wildeboor
said the point guard from Raleigh, N.C.,
was exceptionally fast and a skilled passer.
He wasnt short on praise for the other
two, either. Wildeboor said Orton, from
Oklahoma City, would be a great player
once he matured offensively. Robinson,
a power forward from New Hampshire,
could also be an elite front-line player.
To be honest with you, hes probably
the best rebounder in his class, Wildeboor
said. Hes got a motor that never stops.
And to think the Jayhawks were sched-
uled to have one more blue chip recruit in
town for a visit, well, thats almost unfair.
Xavier Henry, a guard from Oklahoma
City ranked as the third best player in the
nation by, canceled his trip to
Lawrence a few days before the weekend.
Henry has narrowed down his list of
potential schools to two Kansas and
Memphis. Wildeboor said Henry was
still expected to make an official visit to
Lawrence next month.
Its my understanding that hes going
to go to Kansas for Late Night, visit
Memphis the next weekend and then
decide, Wildeboor said.
Its tough to say which players are Self s
top priorities because it is against NCAA
rules for a coach to discuss recruiting at
this stage. But Wildeboor said an educated
guess can be made by looking at who he
visited first.
Self started the recruiting period by
traveling south to Oklahoma for an in-
home visit with Henry. He has made five
other in-home visits and Wildeboor said
Self would be in Las Vegas today to see
guard Elijah Johnson.
But Self wont be able to sign all of his
Smulinebacker Ryan moczygemba (39) bring down TCUfullback JustinWatts (32) is brought down frombehind by
during the frst quarter of an NCAA college football game at Gerald J. Ford Stadiumin Dallas, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008.
An injury to a starter means an opportu-
nity to a reserve.
How much they make of that situation is
up to them, and in Kansas secondary there
are some young players dealing differently
with the glare of the spotlight.
When senior cornerback Kendrick
Harper went down with a neck injury in
week two, coach Mark Mangino called
freshman Isiah Barfields number.
Barfield performed ably in that 29-0 vic-
tory over Louisiana Tech, but the following
week he looked over-matched against the
speedy South Florida wide receivers.
One minute into the fourth quarter, Bulls
receiver A.J. Love burned past Barfield for
a 37-yard touchdown that put them up
Against Sam Houston State on Saturday,
Mangino gave Barfield his second career
start only this time he kept the leash
much shorter and used three different fresh-
men at the cornerback position opposite of
sophomore Chris Harris.
Barfield, Ryan Murphy and Corrigan
Powell all saw time at cornerback on
Saturday. Barfield and Murphy both took
redshirts for Kansas last year while Powell
is straight out of Lakeview Centennial High
School in Garland, Texas.
Harris is entrenched at his position, but
Mangino said the other side is a constant
battle for stability between the trio until
Harper returns.
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Kansas key targets
Some of the recruits who may play for the Jayhawks next season:
Player Position Hometown rank
John Wall Guard Raleigh, N.C. 1
Xavier Henry Guard Oklahoma City 3
Jordan Hamilton Forward Los Angeles 5
Michael Snaer Guard Moreno Valley, Calif. 11
Dominic Cheek Guard Jersey City, N.J. 16
Thomas Robinson Forward Wolfeboro, N.H. 18
Daniel Orton Center Oklahoma City 22
Elijah Johnson Guard Las Vegas 27
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Cream of the crop recruits come to town
Another top prospect
will visit next month
Orton Cheek Johnson
Wall Hamilton
Henry Snaer