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Members of the KU Black Student
Union shared opinions and concerns about
Tuesday’s presidential election, and the
uncertain future that surrounds it at a
forum discussing the role of race in the
Some students expressed anger at the
involvement of Barack Obama’s (D-Ill.)
ethnicity in the coverage of this year’s
election, and said the pressures and expec-
tations put before the candidate should
have more to do with his policies than his
Dorthy Pennington, professor of
African-American studies, has taught
classes about African-Americans’ roles in
society for more than 30 years and said
she couldn’t believe that the United States
was still having discussions and arguments
about race. Pennington said though Barack
Obama represented change and hope, he
also represented an unsure future for race
relations in the United States.
“I think that race in America still has a
lot of baggage. We don’t quite know what
to do with it,” Pennington said. “We won-
der, ‘Is Obama’s race a good thing, a bad
thing or a neutral thing?’”
The possibility of electing a black
president was significant for Ryan Moose,
Wichita senior, who has a 2-year-old
“My daughter will grow up not knowing
a time when we thought a black person
couldn’t be president,” Moose said. “She
will grow up in a time where black people
can do anything white people can.”
Krista Curette, Port Arthur, Texas,
senior, said she was worried about vot-
ers’ education about policies and issues
because of some bias in news coverage.
Other BSU students agreed with
Reserve tickets are available today
at Murphy Hall, the Student Union
Activities box office and the Lied Center
box office for students and the public
to see former President George H.W.
Bush. The Dole Institute of Politics will
award President Bush the Leadership
Prize at 3 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Lied
Center. Starting today, 500 tickets will
be on reserve for students only. The
remainder of the tickets will be released
to the public at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10.
Living peacefully in a stress-free
environment is the theme around
tonight’s “One World, One Family”
concert. The concert is being put on
by the University’s Art of Living Club,
which attains a stress-free environment
by practicing a type of yoga centered
around breathing.
Melanie Gorges makes fleece pil-
lows and donates them to the pediatric
wards of two hospitals. Gorges, Andale
freshman, is currently raising funds to
expand the project to a middle school
in Kansas City, Kan.
The Kansan received top honors on
Saturday for its Web site and sports report-
ing, as well as additional honors for the
paper’s print edition and news reporting. beat out four other final-
ists for the 2008 Associated College Press
Online Pacemaker award in the four-year
college daily newspaper category. The cat-
egory received entries from 155 four-year
schools, according to the ACP Web site.
The print version of the paper placed third
in the Best of Show category for its Oct.
23 issue, which also included issue nine of
Jayplay, the Kansan’s weekly magazine.
Mark Dent, Kansan managing editor,
won in the Sports Story of the Year cat-
egory for “Nowhere to Run,” a profile of
former KU running back Charles “June”
Henley. Henley, a 1996 graduate and one-
time NFL draft pick, is serving a four-year
prison sentence in Ohio for aggravated
robbery and aggravated burglary.
Dent, who also placed second in the
Reporter of the Year category, said that,
although he was happy to have done well
in the competition, the awards were not his
primary motivation for seeking a career in
“It’s really not that big of a deal to me,”
Dent said. “I’m not a big fan of praise. If I
get some awards, that’s awesome, but I do
it because it’s fun, and it’s what I want to do
when I grow up.”
Malcolm Gibson, Kansan general man-
ager, said he was pleased by the paper’s
success in the annual competition.
“I think it’s a testament to the hard
work the students put into the paper, as
well as the work of everyone in the school,”
Gibson said.
Matt Erickson, Kansan editor in chief,
received an honorable mention in the News
Story of the Year category for his reporting
on illegal file sharing and KU students
who were sued by the Recording Industry
Association of America. The story, titled
“Facing the Music,” took about a year to
write, Erickson said, because the circum-
stances of the legal cases kept changing just
before each of the story’s three proposed
publication dates.
“I think all these awards reflect that we
have one of the best student newspapers
in the country,” Erickson said. “It reflects
the strength of our journalism school,
and especially that the Kansan is a leader
in exploring the possibilities of online
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BSU members comment on infuence of race
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sick children
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The members of the black student union: fromfront left, Koga ndikum-mofor, overland Park senior, amanda muhammad, overland Park sophomore, Kam-
eron mack, wichita freshman, danielle cooper, Kansas city, Kan., freshman, camille clark, Kansas city, Kan., senior, Kamau Thompson, overland Park senior,
and martin okekearu, Kansas city, mo., senior are discontent with the media's coverage of Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) race in this year's election. The students agreed that the
media emphasizes Obama's Kenyan lineage more than his policies.
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“I don’t really care how time
is reckoned so long as there
is some agreement about it,
but I object to being told that
I am saving daylight when my
reason tells me that I am do-
ing nothing of the kind.”
— Robertson Davies,
Canadian author (1913-1995)
When the clocks fall back
one hour, all U.S. Amtrak trains
that are running on time stop
and wait one hour before
resuming. At the spring time
change, trains instantaneously
become an hour behind
schedule at 2 a.m., but they
just keep going and do their
best to make up the time.
Here’s a list of the fve most
e-mailed stories from Kansan.
1. Brown: If we lose the T,
could we lose Park and Ride?
2. Editorial: Why students
should vote for Obama
3. ‘Rocky Horror’ night a
big hit
4. Zimbabwean student is
on a mission
5. Junior’s passion for run-
ning leads to frst-place fnish
“Lunch & Conversation: Peer
Review in Real Time” will begin
at noon in 135 Budig.
The seminar “Jazz: 1958 &
2008” will begin at 2 p.m. in
the Lawrence Senior Center,
located at 745 Vermont St.
The lecture “Linguistics
Colloquy: ‘Semantic typology:
semantics of locative relations
in Rongga’” will begin at 3:30
p.m. in 206 Blake.
The seminar “Big Scandal,
Small Town, and the Inquisition
in Sixteenth-Century Mexico”
will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the
Seminar Room in Hall Center.
The lecture “KU Department
of Design Hallmark Design
Symposium Series” will begin
at 6 p.m. in 3139 Wescoe.
The seminar “I Always
Wanted to Learn How to Draw
Portraits” will begin at 7 p.m. in
Continuing Education.
The flm event “Revolution
in Film: ‘Crossing the Line’
(North Korea)” will begin at 7
p.m. in Alderson Auditorium in
the Kansas Union.
— On Nov. 2, the KU
Public Safety Office reported
the theft of a bicycle from
KK Amini Scholarship Hall.
The perpetrator cut through
a cable lock to steal the
— On Oct. 27, a student
reported that someone in
Georgia had made three
withdrawals of $125 each from
her bank account without
her approval. Local authori-
ties are coordinating with the
appropriate Georgia agency to
investigate the crime.
— On Oct. 29, a student re-
ported a burglary and the theft
of a Coach purse and wallet,
valued at $95, and the purse’s
contents, valued at $280.
The last day to drop a class
is Nov. 17. Please understand
that you will wait in very long
lines if you choose to drop a
class on the last day.
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electric time co. employee Walter rodriguez cleans the face of an 84-inchWegman clock at the plant in Medfeld, Mass., onThursday. Daylight-saving time ended early Sunday morning
when clocks turned back one hour.
A clockwork cleaning
election 2008
Students’ brochure explains candidates’ tax plans
In an effort to clear the smoke
surrounding Sen. John McCain’s
(R-Ariz.) and Sen. Barack Obama’s
(D-Ill.) plans for the economy, two
University accounting majors have
created a brochure outlining the
presidential hopefuls’ tax plans.
Joe Isaac, Wichita senior, and
Carlie Bittel, Hays senior, laid out
the candidates’ agendas, costs and
shortcomings of their tax plans as
well as general tax information and
key tax terms to know.
Isaac said he wanted to help
students and other voters make
more informed decisions about
whom they would vote for based
on tax issues. He said he hoped the
brochure would appeal to those
who normally wouldn’t find taxes
“The economy is the focal point
of this campaign,” Isaac said. “Their
tax plans act as the backbones for
their economic visions.”
After being confused by num-
bers and figures thrown out dur-
ing the presidential debates, Isaac
questioned how the candidates’
rhetoric measured up to their
actual tax plans.
Isaac said both candidates
proposed tax cuts, but the major
difference was that Obama’s plan
proposed an increase in taxes for
the top two tax brackets, benefit-
ing those in the lower tax brack-
ets, while McCain proposed no
changes. The tax code laws are set
to change in 2011.
“We really wanted to stress that
point,” Isaac said. “Whoever is the
next president — they’re going to
set that bracket according to the
new law in 2011.”
Raquel Alexander, accounting
professor, helped pull together
resources for the brochure’s pub-
Alexander, who read, veri-
fied and circulated the brochure’s
material, said both Isaac and Bittel
worked hard to sift through a great
deal of tax information and codes
to compile accurate information
about the candidates while leaving
out their own biases.
“Sometimes you get lost in
the information and messages,”
Alexander said. “We just wanted
to help voters make informed deci-
In a press release, Bittel empha-
sized the role getting voters to the
polls played in putting together the
“This publication was created
to help voters make an informed
decision on Nov. 4,” Bittel said.
“The subject matter is of interest
to everyone at KU as well as the
community at large.”
Copies of the brochure are
available in the Koch Commons
in Summerfield Hall. The bro-
chure is also online at www.
business. ku. edu/_Fil eLibrary/
—Edited by Rachel Burchfeld
odd NEWS
couple makes vote count
by traveling 9,300 miles
NEW YORK — A New York
City couple has traveled halfway
around the world in the name of
civic duty.
Susan Scott-Ker and her
husband arrived in New York on
Wednesday after fying 9,300
miles to vote in Tuesday’s presi-
dential election.
They have been working in In-
dia but decided to return to New
York when their absentee ballots
failed to arrive. Their trip began
in Bangalore with stopovers in
New Delhi and Chicago.
It will be their frst time voting
in a presidential election. The
New Zealand-born Scott-Ker
and her Morroco-born husband
became American citizens a year
They estimate the trip will cost
subprime a welcome name
for horse race gamblers
NEW YORK — The mortgage
problems that have helped shape
the current economic downturn
have made “subprime” an unwel-
come word to investors.
For gamblers, however,
Subprime drew cheers this week.
That was the name of a horse
that won the ninth race Thursday
at the Aqueduct race track in
New York.
It was the frst win in three
tries for the 2-year-old flly, but
the name made her an instant
crowd darling.
The horse ran as the favorite
and paid $6.30 on a $2 bet.
Maybe it’s a family connection.
Subprime was sired by a stallion
with another name inspired by
Wall Street: High Yield.
cheetahs give baggage
handler a Halloween spook
ATLANTA — A Delta baggage
worker got a bit of a fright before
Halloween when she opened a
jetliner’s cargo door and found a
cheetah running loose amid the
Two cheetahs were being
fown in the cargo area of a
Boeing 757 passenger fight
from Portland, Ore., to Atlanta
on Thursday when one escaped
from its cage, Delta spokeswom-
an Betsy Talton said Friday.
“They told us a large animal
had gotten out of a container in
the cargo hold and they were
having to send someone to tran-
quilize it,” said one passenger, Lee
Sentell of Montgomery, Ala.
He said luggage was delayed,
but baggage handlers prom-
ised to send his bags to him in
The good news for passen-
gers: The escaped cheetah didn’t
damage any of their luggage.
— Associated Press
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Former President George H.W.
Bush will accept the 2008 Dole
Leadership Prize on Nov. 16 at the
Lied Center this month.
Bill Lacy, director at the Dole
Institute of Politics, said the criteria
for the Leadership Prize was simple.
“It’s directly related to the mission
of the Dole Institute,” Lacy said. “We
seek honored individuals who have
proved a record of service to their
Lacy said the prize also included
a commitment to politics and
bringing change to the political
Other receivers of the Leadership
Prize include former New York City
mayor and Republican presidential
candidate Rudy Giuliani, civil rights
activist and U.S. congressman John
Lewis (D-Ga.) and former U.S.
Senate majority leader Howard
Baker (R-Tenn.).
“We want to guarantee a
significant portion of the tickets
to students,” Lacy said. “It’s an
opportunity to see a world leader.”
The event will have an interview-
style format, with Lacy asking Bush
questions about his presidential
Lacy said he tried to formulate
questions based on what the
community would want to hear. He
said the main problem was time
constraints allowing only eight or
nine questions.
“Generally speaking, that’s the
hardest thing for me,” Lacy said.
“What are the most important
questions you can ask a former world
leader about
his life and his
St e phani e
Jian, Lawrence
f r e s h m a n
and secretary
of Young
Democrats, said
she thought the
event would be relevant to students.
“Any chance you get to see a
former president speak is a great
opportunity,” she said.
She said she hoped the former
president would touch on current
events, as well as his career and
Jesse Vaughn, Mound City
senior and president of College
Republicans, said he planned to
attend the event.
Vaughn said the issues the former
president could speak on would be
important, including events, such
as the fall of the Berlin Wall, that
influenced his presidency.
Lacy said he thought Bush
would be well-received because
of his extraordinary career, which
included being shot down as an
airforce pilot in World War II and
actively helping former President Bill
Clinton raise money for Hurricane
Katrina and Asian tsunami victims.
Lacy said the event should generate
a lot of interest because Bush’s post-
presidential career had kept him in
the public eye.
Bush served from 1989 to 1993
as the nation’s 41st president. Other
former presidents to visit the Dole
Institue include Bill Clinton and
Jimmy Carter. Bush last spoke to
KU students in 1976 at the School
of Business when he was CIA
Free reserved tickets will be
available today for students and the
public. Students can pick up tickets
with their KUIDs at the Student
Union Activities box office in the
Kansas Union, Murphy Hall or the
Lied Center.
Five hundred tickets will be
reserved for students, with 1500
for the public. The tickets not
distributed to students by 6 p.m.
on Nov. 7 will be available for the
public at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the
Lied Center.
The event will begin at 3 p.m.
and end at 4 p.m. on Nov. 16.
— Edited by Arthur Hur
Living in a harmonious, stress-
free environment is the purpose
behind tonight’s “One World, One
Family” concert, put on by the
University’s Art of Living Club.
The concert, happening in the
Ballroom of the Kansas Union, will
feature international food and drink
and music performed by University
Manas Bhatnager, vice president
of the Art of Living Club, said the
event was intended to spread aware-
ness about cultural diversity and
promote international peace.
Bhatnager said he hoped to reach
out to the diverse student body on
campus and provide an atmosphere
of oneness and belonging. He also
said that he hoped the concert would
raise awareness about the benefits of
the Art of Living Club, which is an
organization that promotes breath-
ing exercises as a means to a stress-
free environment and peaceful exis-
tence. The practice is based around
a certain type of yoga called the
Sudarshan Kriya, which in Sanskrit
means “healing breath.” It incor-
porates specific natural rhythms of
breath to release stress and bring the
mind to the present moment.
“The difference between this and
traditional yoga is that this is a work-
out for your mind,” Bhatnager said,
“I don’t think modern yoga classes
focus enough on the mind.”
Sudarshan Kriya yoga is ben-
eficial to the everyday college stu-
dent, Bhatnager said. According
to the American College Heath
Association, stress is the number
one reason behind poor academic
Maron Heroui, Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia sophomore, said the prac-
tice molded her into a better student
because it helped her study when
she couldn’t focus.
“When you have so much in your
head it’s hard to see one problem
and solve it,” Heroui said. “This
really helps to put things in perspec-
According to research conducted
by Columbia College of Physicians
and Surgeons in New York City,
yoga, and more specifically
Sudarshan Kriya yoga, is proven to
lower levels of anxiety and stress
and help treat patients with post-
traumatic stress and depression dis-
orders. The study said Sudarshan
Kriya yoga was a low-risk, low-cost
method of enhancing well-being,
mood, attention, mental focus and
stress tolerance.
The practice emphasizes breath-
ing and clearing the mind. At the
University, students involved in the
Art of Living Club participate in
Body, Breath and Mind sessions,
which focus on relaxing all three in
order to clear the mind.
“I spend less time studying
because I’m so focused after the ses-
sions,” Bhatnager said.
The concert’s “One World, One
Family” name came from the orga-
nization’s 25th anniversary Global
Peace Conference, “One World
Performances will include a vari-
ety of University student groups,
including the KU Taiko Club on
Japanese drums and graduate stu-
dents Kent Queener, Troy, Idaho,
and Yara Gutkin, Lisbon, Portugal,
performing classical Portuguese
“I think that performing these
types of music is a way to broaden
people’s minds,” Queener said. “It
really promotes what this concert
is about.”
Other performers include the
Hong Kong and Macau Student
Association and the Asian-
American Student Union. The event
will take place at 7 p.m. tonight in
the Ballroom of the Kansas Union.
— Edited by Rachel Burchfeld
Club hopes to reduce stress
Members of the Art of Living Club, Abhijit Mehta, Pune, India, graduate student, Rush
Grifth, Dallas senior, Meron Herouy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, sophomore, and Deepa
Rjendran, Sri Lanka freshman, practice a type of yoga known as Sudarshan Kriya Wednesday
night in the Hashinger Hall dance studio. In Sudarshan Kriya participants place their arms in
specifc positions to direct breathing to diferent parts of their bodies, helping themto achieve a
relaxed state.
H.W. Bush to speak at Lied
Odds low of being deciding vote
WASHINGTON — Voting for
president and having your ballot
be the deciding one cast — statis-
tically, that is like trying to hit the
lottery. The odds for the average
person are 60 million to 1 against
it, a study shows.
In some states, the odds of
being the vote that tips the elec-
tion to your candidate are much
better. In others they are astro-
nomically worse.
The study by three promi-
nent statisticians used millions of
computer runs of polling data to
examine the likelihood that a sin-
gle vote will carry a state and that
that particular state will tip the
balance in the Electoral College.
The statisticians were trying to
answer the question: “What is the
probability your vote will make a
The answer is very low. You are
far more likely to be hit twice by
Either way, “it’s still a chance,
it’s like buying a Powerball ticket,”
said study lead author Andrew
Gelman, a professor of statistics
and political science at Columbia
For some people, though, the
odds approach fathomable num-
bers. Gelman lives in New York,
where the odds are 1.9 billion to
1 that his vote will make the dif-
ference. “I always vote,” he said. “I
do think that it’s a privilege that
we have.”
election 2008
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Curette that there was concern
about voters being misled by news
stations like MSNBC or Fox News,
which tend to politically lean one
way or another.
Ricky Thrash, Kalamazoo,
Mich., graduate student, said he
wished color and race weren’t
cited in the coverage of the elec-
“I hope people don’t vote for
or against Obama just because
he’s black, just like I hope people
don’t vote for or against McCain
because he’s white,” Thrash said.
“I hope people vote colorblind
and focus on the issues.”
One major concern was the
future of race relations, regardless
of which candidate gets elected.
Koga Ndikum-Moffor, presi-
dent of BSU and Overland Park
senior, said racial tensions could
rise because of the high pedestal
on which the public has placed
“People have set their hope so
high for change,” Ndikum-Moffor
said. “If he doesn’t do something
phenomenal, if he falls short in
any way, things will go crazy.”
BSU member Robel Yemane,
St. Louis senior, agreed with
Ndikum-Moffor and said he was
scared of what would happen if
Obama was elected and people
didn’t see immediate change.
“If McCain got elected, he
would have to do one thing, like
fix health care, in order to be con-
sidered successful,” Yemane said.
“Obama will have to do a hell of
a lot more than that to be consid-
ered successful.”
BSU member Danielle Cooper,
Kansas City, Kan., freshman, said
she felt that minorities had to
work twice as hard in order to be
considered on the same playing
field as non-minorities.
While Barack Obama has
emphasized in his speeches the
time it would take for change
to come, a tendency to expect
instant gratification might over-
shadow the slow process. Though
America might have to wait for
changes in healthcare, the econ-
omy and education, students in
BSU had already observed a shift
in the candidate.
“This year, I was watching the
BET Awards Show, and it was the
first time I ever heard the word
‘vote’ on any of the awards shows,”
Cooper said.
The increase in black voter
turnout has also been a change
from the 2004 election. During
the presidential primaries, many
states experienced an increase in
black voter turnout. In Georgia,
black voter turnout rose 85 per-
cent, according to the Democratic
National Committee.
— Edited by Ramsey Cox
News 4A Monday, noveMber 3, 2008
BSU (continued from 1A)
the value of chief executives’ equity
stakes in their own companies. The
average year-to-date decline is 49
percent for the corporate stock
holdings of CEOs at 175 large
U.S. companies, according to new
research by compensation consult-
ing firm Steven Hall & Partners.
Topping that list is Buffett, who
has seen the value of equity in his
company, Berkshire Hathaway, fall
by about $13.6 billion, or 22 per-
cent, so far this year, to leave his
holdings valued at $48.1 billion.
Oracle founder and CEO Larry
Ellison has seen his equity stake fall
by $6.2 billion, or about 24 percent,
to $20.1 billion, according to the
research that ran from the start of
the year through the close of trad-
ing Oct. 29.
Rounding out the top five in
that study were Microsoft’s Steve
Ballmer, whose company equity
fell by $5.1 billion to $9.4 billion;’s Jeff Bezos, whose
equity fell by $3.6 billion to $5.7
billion; and News Corp.’s Rupert
Murdoch, with a $4 billion con-
traction to $3 billion.
News Corp. and Microsoft
declined comment, while represen-
tatives from Berkshire Hathaway,
Oracle and didn’t
respond to requests for comment.
Those results included the value
of the CEOs’ stock, exercisable and
non-exercisable stock options and
shares that haven’t yet vested. They
are drawn from each company’s
most recent proxy statement, which
means they might not include sub-
sequent stock purchases or sales.
“Everyone wants to see execu-
tives have skin in the game, and
this shows they certainly do,” said
Steven Hall, a founder and manag-
ing director of the compensation
consulting firm. “But in the end,
we have to remember they still
have billions to fall back on.”
But there have been recent
instances where executives’ large
equity positions have blown up
— not only damaging a particular
CEO’s portfolio but the company’s
shareholders, too.
A growing number of executives
at companies including Boston
Scientific, XTO Energy Corp. and
Williams Sonoma Inc. have been
forced to sell stakes in their compa-
nies to cover stock loans to banks
and brokers. The company stock
was used as collateral for those
loans. The falling prices triggered
what is known as a “margin call.”
“A decrease in insider owner-
ship is bad for corporate gover-
nance,” said Ben Silverman, direc-
tor of research at the research firm “Then execu-
tives’ interests are less aligned with
their shareholders.”
Investors in Chesapeake Energy
Corp. were recently faced with
the surprising news that compa-
ny CEO Aubrey McClendon was
forced to sell almost 95 percent of
his holdings — representing more
than a 5 percent stake in the natu-
ral gas giant — to meet a margin
call. His firesale of more than 31
million shares, valued at nearly
$570 million, put downward pres-
sure on Chesapeake’s stock in the
days surrounding the mid-October
McClendon has called this a
personal matter and said he would
rebuild the ownership position,
according to Chesapeake spokes-
man Tom Price.
Redstone, the famed 85-year-old
chairman and controlling share-
holder of CBS Corp. and Viacom
Inc., was forced to sell $233 mil-
lion worth of nonvoting shares in
those companies. That was done to
satisfy National Amusements’ loan
covenants, which had been vio-
lated when the value of its CBS and
Viacom shares fell below required
levels in the loan agreements.
National Amusements is
Redstone’s family holding compa-
ny, and the stock sales represented
20 percent of the holding com-
pany’s CBS shares and 10 percent
of its Viacom shares. A spokesman
for National Amusements declined
to comment.
Certainly some of the biggest
investors aren’t happy with recent
market events.
Earlier this year, billion-
aire Kerkorian’s investment firm
Tracinda Corp. paid about $1 bil-
lion, at an average share price of
near $7.10, for about 141 million
shares in Ford Motor Corp. That
represented a 6.49 percent stake
in Ford.
Those shares have tumbled as
the automaker’s financial condi-
tion weakened considerably amid
slumping sales and tighter credit
conditions. That drove Tracinda to
disclose twice in recent weeks that
it was selling some of its Ford stock
— one batch of 7.3 million shares
sold at an average price of $2.43
each, and the other for 26.4 million
shares at an average sale price of
$2.01 each. That means for about a
quarter of his total Ford holdings,
he got $71 million.
AssoCiAtEd PREss
NEW YORK — Here’s some-
thing that might provide a bit of
solace amid the plunging values in
your retirement accounts: Warren
Buffett is losing lots of money, too.
So are Kirk Kerkorian, Carl Icahn
and Sumner Redstone.
They are still plenty rich, but
their losses — some on paper and
others actually realized — illus-
trate how few have been spared
in today’s punishing market when
even big-name investors, corpo-
rate executives and hedge-fund
titans are all watching their wealth
The portfolio damage for some
of these high-flyers has soared to
billions of dollars in recent months.
And they can’t just blame the mar-
ket’s downdraft — some did them-
selves in with badly timed stock
purchases or margin calls on shares
bought with loans.
“It’s always hard to beat the
market no matter who you are,”
said Robert Hansen, senior asso-
ciate dean at Dartmouth’s Tuck
School of Business. “But when the
ocean waters get that rough, it is
hard for any boat to avoid getting
It has been a painful year for
anyone exposed to the stock mar-
ket. The Standard & Poor’s 500
stock index, considered a barom-
eter for the broad market, has lost
about 36 percent since January,
with every single sector — includ-
ing once thriving energy and utili-
ties — seeing declines of about 20
percent or more.
Such losses in the last year have
wiped out an estimated $2 trillion
in equity value from 401(k) and
individual retirement accounts,
nearly half the holdings in those
plans, according to new findings by
the Center for Retirement Research
at Boston College. Similar losses
are seen in the portfolios of private
and public pension plans, which
have lost $1.9 trillion, the research-
ers found.
As stocks have plunged, so have
Warren Bufett, Chairman &CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is seen at The Women’s
Conference in Long Beach, Calif. As stocks have plunged, so have the value of CEOs’ equity stakes
in their own companies. Topping that list is Bufett, who has seen the value of equity in his com-
pany fall by 15 percent to $9.6 billion so far this year, to leave his holdings valued at $52.1 billion.
Even the rich see losses
Economic woes
affect wealthy
along with poor
Man fatally shoots minister,
wounds deacon at funeral
BY AssoCiAtEd PREss
COVINGTON, Ky. — A gun-
man fatally shot a Cincinnati
minister and wounded a church
deacon just after the two men
arrived at a northern Kentucky
church to attend a funeral, police
Court records in Hamilton
County, Ohio, revealed a yearlong
dispute between the accused gun-
man and the minister, the Rev.
Donald Fairbanks Sr.
Fairbanks and Dowdell Cobb
were shot just before 11 a.m.
Saturday, police said.
The gunman chased one of
the men to a nearby park, where
he shot the man a second time,
said Lee Russo, the police chief in
Covington, Ky.
It was unclear which of the
men was shot in the park.
Frederick L. Davis, of
Covington, quickly surrendered
to police and was charged with
murder, first degree assault, crim-
inal mischief and violating an
emergency protection order. He
was being held without bail and
is scheduled to appear in court on
Monday. A Kenton County, Ky.,
jail representative said Davis had
no attorney listed.
Fairbanks, pastor of Cincinnati’s
New St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church, died later Saturday at
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
in Covington, authorities said.
Cobb, a deacon at the church, was
treated at University Hospital in
Cincinnati. A hospital spokesman
declined to release information
on Cobb’s condition.
In June 2007, Fairbanks filed a
complaint accusing Davis of mak-
ing a threatening phone call to his
wife, records showed. Davis, 40,
pleaded guilty to disorderly con-
duct in October 2007, and a judge
sentenced him to a year probation
and ordered him to stay away
from Fairbanks and New St. Paul
Baptist Church.
Fairbanks and Cobb had hoped
to attend the funeral of a 71-year-
old woman who was related to a
member of New St. Paul’s con-
Officials at Covington’s Ninth
Street Baptist Church went ahead
with an abbreviated service for
the woman after the shooting.
“To think that somebody would
have total disregard for the fami-
ly,” the Rev. Richard Fowler, Ninth
Street’s pastor, said of the gun-
man. “They’re already bereaved
over the loss of a family member.”
Dispute between
gunman, church
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news 5A Monday, noveMber 3, 2008
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Barack
Obama and John McCain
uncorked massive get-out-the-vote
operations in more than a dozen
battleground states Sunday, mil-
lions of telephone calls, mailings
and door-knockings in a frenzied,
fitting climax to a record-shatter-
ing $1 billion campaign. Together,
they’ll spend about 8 dollars per
presidential vote.
With just two days to go, most
national polls show Obama ahead
of McCain. State surveys suggest
the Democrat’s path to the requi-
site 270 electoral votes — and per-
haps far beyond — is much easier
to navigate than McCain’s.
Obama exuded confidence.
“The last couple of days, I’ve been
just feeling good,” he told 80,000
gathered to hear him — and singer
Bruce Springsteen — in Cleveland.
“The crowds seem to grow and
everybody’s got a smile on their
face. You start thinking that maybe
we might be able to win an elec-
tion on November 4th.”
Polls show the six closest states
are Florida, Indiana, Missouri,
North Carolina, Nevada and Ohio.
All were won by Bush and made
competitive by Obama’s record-
shattering fundraising. The cam-
paigns also are running aggressive
ground games elsewhere, including
Iowa, New Mexico, Pennsylvania,
New Hampshire, Colorado and
All that’s left now for the can-
didates is make sure people vote
Tuesday — if they haven’t already.
Indeed, Election Day is becom-
ing a misnomer. About 27 mil-
lion absentee and early votes were
cast in 30 states as of Saturday
night, more than ever. Democrats
outnumbered Republicans in pre-
Election Day voting in key states.
That has Democrats — and
even some Republicans — privately
questioning whether McCain can
overtake Obama, even if GOP
loyalists turn out in droves on
Tuesday. Obama
may already
have too big of
a head start in
critical states
like Nevada and
Iowa, which
Bush won four
years ago.
“This is
off the charts
in some of
these states,”
said Michael
P. McDonald,
a political
scientist at
George Mason
As the cam-
paign closes, voters were being
inundated with a crush of televi-
sion ads and automated phone
In a new TV ad, Obama
highlighted Vice President Dick
Cheney’s support for McCain. The
ad features Cheney, an extremely
unpopular figure among the gen-
eral public, at an event Saturday in
Wyoming, saying: “I’m delighted
to support John McCain.”
Not to be outdone, the
Republican National Committee
rolled out battleground phone
calls that include Hillary Rodham
Clinton’s criticism of Obama dur-
ing the Democratic primary. She is
heard saying: “In the White House,
there is no time for speeches and
on-the-job training. Sen. McCain
will bring a lifetime of experience
to the campaign, and Sen. Obama
will bring a speech that he gave
in 2002.”
Obama and McCain cam-
paigned on each other’s turf
Sunday. Obama was in Ohio,
a bellwether state Bush won
four years ago and where polls
show Obama tied or winning.
McCain visited Pennsylvania and
New Hampshire, states won by
Democrat John Kerry in 2004. He
trails in both.
“I’ve been in a lot of cam-
paigns. I know the momentum is
there,” McCain told supporters at
a rally in Pennsylvania. Overall,
polls show Obama winning or
tied in more than a dozen or so
states won by Bush while McCain
trails in every Kerry state.
McCain and the RNC dramati-
cally ramped up their spending in
the campaign’s final days and now
are matching Obama ad for ad,
if not exceeding him, in key bat-
tleground markets in states such
as Florida, Ohio, North Carolina,
Virginia and Pennsylvania.
After months of planning, the
Republican Party launched the last
stage of its vaunted “72-hour pro-
gram,” when volunteers descend
on competitive states for the final
stretch. Democrats unleashed
their “persuasion army” of backers
scouring their own backyards to
encourage people to back Obama
in the campaign’s waning hours.
More than 10,000 Obama vol-
unteers in Ohio were knocking
on doors and planning to hit their
one millionth home Sunday after a
five-day push.
His campaign reported that
Saturday was its largest volunteer
day, with more volunteers show-
ing up to work the phones and
walk neighborhood precincts than
ever before in the campaign. Said
Obama spokesman Bill Burton,
“Our volunteers are completely
McCain’s crew says theirs are,
“There’s no doubt that we’ve
got an uphill battle,” said Rich
Beeson, the RNC’s political direc-
tor. But, he said, “I’m not going
into Election Day with any trepi-
dation that they’ve put any state
away” by banking early votes. “We
still have a lot of voters that we can
and will turn out.”
The RNC reported making 5.4
million voter contacts last week,
compared with 1.9 million in the
same week in 2004, and it says
it’s volume has steadily increased
since October began. Overall, it
says 26 million voters have been
contacted by volunteers over four
On Saturday alone, the RNC
says an estimated 3 million voters
were contacted by phone or in per-
son, and it saw so many volunteers
show up to help that in at least
one state, Colorado, the party ran
out of canvassing packets. Some
180,000 were gone by midday
Saturday; more were printed.
McCain planned visits to media
markets that hit battlegrounds
Florida, Virginia, Indiana, New
Mexico, and Nevada on Monday.
A repeat trip to Pennsylvania also
was slated before McCain returns
home to Arizona.
BAGHDAD — Iraq expects an
American response to requested
changes in a draft security pact
soon after this week’s U.S. presiden-
tial election, an aide to the prime
minister said Sunday.
Another Iraqi official said the
U.S. indicated it would accept all
the proposed changes except one
— greater Iraqi legal control over
American soldiers and contractors.
Yassin Majeed said the U.S.
response would come after Tuesday’s
vote so the president-elect — either
Barack Obama or John McCain —
could be briefed on the Iraqi pro-
posals, which were submitted by
Iraq’s Cabinet last week.
Iraqi lawmakers say the changes
are essential in order to win par-
liamentary approval for the deal,
which would keep American troops
in this country until 2012 and give
the Iraqis a greater role in the con-
duct of U.S. military operations.
Parliament must approve the
agreement before the year-end
expiration of the U.N. mandate that
allows coalition forces to operate
here legally.
Without an agreement or a new
U.N. mandate, the U.S. military
would have to suspend its mission,
and the U.S. military’s future in Iraq
would be up to the man who takes
office in January.
McCain supported the 2003
invasion of Iraq.
Obama opposed the invasion
and said negotiations on a security
agreement should be conducted as
part of a “broader commitment”
to begin withdrawing the troops.
Obama’s campaign Web site says
the Democratic candidate believes
the agreement also should be
approved by Congress.
ElEction 2008
Candidates battle in swing states
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Iraq, on Sunday. A force of the Iraqi army launched a search-raid campaign on Sunday in the Hay
Dragh area of the Mansour neighborhood, capturing two wanted men with mufer arms and live
ammunition. Iraqi army said.
iraq war
Iraq forecasts policy
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10 is the easiest day, 0 the
most challenging.
Aries (MArch 21-April 19)
Today is a 5
As you contemplate your next
career moves, run out the
numbers frst. Add in the fringe
benefts. If you’re about to
qualify for more, you might want
to stay where you are.
TAurus (April 20-MAy 20)
Today is an8
What you need is the right
person or business to do a job
for you. There simply are not
enough hours in your day to ft
in everything. Ask a co-worker
for recommendations and you’ll
fnd the perfect one.
GeMini (MAy 21-June 21)
Today is an8
Concentrate on your work as
much as you can. You have the
energy and the enthusiasm.
You’re gaining valuable experi-
ence. That may not seem like
such a great deal now, but it will
pay of later.
cAncer (June 22-July 22)
Today is an8
It’s a good day to make com-
mitments, in both love and
business. The best partnerships
involve passion to achieve the
objective and a desire to work
together. You have both now.
leo (July 23-AuG. 22)
Today is an8
There’s only one way to master
your craft, and it’s the same as
the way you’d get to Carnegie
Hall. Practice, practice, practice!
VirGo (AuG. 23-sepT. 22)
Today is a 7
You might rather stay home
than go out into the cold, cruel
world. Get back there as soon as
you can. Conditions are perfect
for snuggling.
librA (sepT. 23-ocT. 22)
Today is a 6
You still have projects to fnish
at home, and more shopping to
get done. Figure out your lists
and your route so you can be as
efcient as possible. Don’t waste
either time or money.
scorpio (ocT. 23-noV. 21)
Today is a 7
Keep practicing, and making
those around you do the same.
That’s the only way to achieve
perfection, as you already know.
Don’t let them slough of.
sAGiTTArius(noV. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Continue to look for ways to
recycle, at work and in the com-
munity. The money you save
may not even be your own, but
every little bit counts. If you help
somebody else, odds are good
they’ll lend a hand when you
need one.
cApricorn (Dec. 22-JAn. 19)
Today is an8
Keep asking people who have
done this before. Get their
coaching and advice. One of
them will ofer the very clue you
need to solve the puzzle. Make
sure to give credit where credit’s
AquArius (JAn. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an8
There’s something you have
stashed away that’s noticeably
increased in value. This could be
information you’ve been saving
for a better time. Ask around.
You may fnally get a hearing.
pisces (Feb. 19-MArch 20)
Today is a 7
You always come up with the
good ideas; that’s what every-
one says. Your friends are easy to
work with. They’ll make practical
suggestions. Together you
develop a better product.
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Friday’s answer 11-3
Actor Phoenix moves on
from acting to music career
LOS ANGELES — The writing
on Joaquin Phoenix’s fsts said
it all.
The words “Good Bye” were
penned on the actor’s knuckles
at a premiere Saturday night for
his latest flm, “Two Lovers,” and
Phoenix confrmed a surprise an-
nouncement he made last week:
He’s giving up movies.
“I think it’s just moving on.
It’s rediscovering something
else,” said Phoenix, 34, said in an
interview with Associated Press
Television News before Saturday’s
American Film Institute festival,
which also premiered “Che,” star-
ring Benicio Del Toro.
“Two Lovers” is his last flm, he
said. His publicist had disclosed
Friday that the actor intended to
focus on music.
Phoenix frst mentioned his
decision to “Extra” early last week
at a fundraiser in San Francisco.
He abruptly ended that interview
after the reporter wondered
whether he was joking about giv-
ing up acting for music.
Phoenix learned to play guitar
and did his own singing to play
country legend Johnny Cash in
“Walk the Line,” which earned him
an Academy Award nomination.
His publicist also said Phoenix has
been directing music videos in
recent years.
— Associated Press
AssociAted Press
Actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives at the premiere of “Che”during AFI Fest 2008 on Saturday with
“Good Bye”penned on his fsts. He said he was quitting acting to concentrate on his music career.
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Tax cuts aren’t just for the
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one who pays taxes. The size of
the tax cuts are based of the
amount of taxes paid. If one
pays no taxes, then that person
gets no tax cuts.
The board wrote that
“Obama is also aware that
spending can be helpful in
stimulating the economy.” By
taxing more?
Next, there is foreign policy.
First of all, Obama has no
experience in foreign policy, at
all. McCain also wants the war in
Iraq to end soon, but he knows,
from experience, that if we
leave before it’s over we will be
back. Finally, of course Obama
wants a return to diplomacy,
considering, once one looks
past the hollow promises, cha-
risma is all he has to ofer.
Then comes the environ-
ment. “Obama wants to invest
$150 billion during 10 years
to jump start research into
alternative energy,” Spend
$150 billion of whose money?
Oil is still the cheapest energy
source available. Other energy
sources need development,
but that won’t happen over
night. “Obama fnally gave into
ofshore drilling this summer
when gas prices reached $4
a gallon.” Obama is already
breaking his promises.
And then there was one:
healthcare. “He (Nader) wants
to provide universal health-
care and pay for it with a fat
tax (more taxes).” Universal
healthcare lowers the medi-
cal standards of doctors. The
University’s healthcare system
is a failing example of universal
healthcare. Yes, it is free, but
the lines are huge, the doc-
tors are incompetent, and the
equipment is second hand.
“Obama wants the poor to
receive care but has been less
then explicit about where it will
come from.” Rising taxes again.
Obama is the poster child
for tax-and-spend Democrats.
He will raise taxes for universal
healthcare, the environment
and for “boosting” the economy
Let’s not elect a leader based
on popularity, race or charisma,
but instead on history, knowl-
edge and realistic ideas.
— Michael Bull is a sophomore
LeTTer TO THe ediTOr
Like you, I used to be in favor
of major party Candidate X, whose
ability to wear a suit and smile
vacantly far surpassed the vacant
smiling and suit wearing of major
party Candidate Y.
But deep down inside, I yearned
for more, a candidate who would
look me in the eyes and, forth-
rightly, lie to me. A candidate who
would, while holding a handker-
chief over his mouth in revulsion,
refuse to shake my hand because
of “the thousands of tiny, many-
limbed creatures dwelling upon it.”
A candidate willing to slap a baby.
In short, a candidate repelled by
the very thought of humanity.
Disillusioned by fake camarade-
rie, disenfranchised by schmaltzy
compassion, I’ve never had a can-
But then I saw Zagnorth’s stump
speech. He delivered it to aid work-
ers in some hurricane-shattered
gulf town with amazing grace and
delivery, with inspiration, with a
booming, mechanical voice that
echoed over the whole town:
“I shall rule you all.”
I felt a thrill up my leg. Sure,
some pundits point out that the
hurricane itself was probably caused
by the touching down of Zagnorth’s
island-sized, arachnoid spacecraft.
Reactionary Washington insid-
ers will always be afraid of hope
and change when it is expressed by
towering, exoskeletoned warlords
from the Xanthid Nebula.
Zagnorth the Conqueror for
president: “Brainwashing you can
believe in.”
I’m once again proud to be an
American. I’ve been inspired to
community organize.
Oh, sure, our methods have
been updated to include text mes-
saging, blogging, laser whips and
mind control tiaras. But you can bet
this is exactly how ol’ Abe Lincoln
would be campaigning today, were
he both alive and a silicon-based
organism trying to harvest our spe-
cies for its genetic material.
But it’s not just that I’m inspired
by Zagnorth. It’s also about his
substantive policies, about moving
America in the right direction with
the right ideas. His fresh and inno-
vative, outside-the-beltway, ideas
on enslaving humanity to construct
a weapon of unimaginable destruc-
tive power. “Country First … and
then the world.”
ObamcCain are just more of
the same. They both have lengthy
healthcare proposals that are hard
to understand and boring to read.
Zagnorth’s healthcare plan, reads in
its entirety, “Incineration.”
Zagnorth has answers but do
ObamcCain? Looking at these priv-
ileged Washington insiders, it seems
doubtful that they’ve ever even
talked to a real Joe the Plumber,
much less met him in real life and
strapped him screaming to a chair,
pleading through pathetic sobs and
snot-bubbles for his insignificant
plumber life while his regular Joe-
ness is forcibly extracted through
his ear canal for future study.
Zagnorth is far superior to weak
humans. McCain is feeble and old
after 71 Earth years. Zagnorth
is depicted in the hieroglyphs of
ancient Egyptian civilization and
can lift a Greyhound bus over his
head with only six tentacles.
Obama has little experience at
actually ruling. Zagnorth has wit-
nessed the birth and death of stars
and can lift a Greyhound bus over
his head with only six tentacles.
Sarah Palin has five children and
was considered brave in deciding to
keep a child prenatally diagnosed
with Down syndrome. Zagnorth
has 3.6 million broodlings, roughly
24 percent of which have some
sort of genetic anomaly or addi-
tional score of insectoid eyes. He
has bravely eaten them all.
I am Zagnorth the Conqueror,
and I approve this message. Paid for
by the committee to elect Zagnorth
president, Ron Paul vice president.
Reichert is an Oberlin gradu-
ate student in law.
tyler dOehring
FrOM THe drAWinG BOArd
Forget ObamcCain:
Meet a true leader
The Pulitzer Prize-winning
author Michael Chabon spoke to
a full crowd in the Kansas Union
Ballroom last Monday.
In his lecture, he lamented the
corporate commodification of
childhood imagination and the cul-
ture of fear that has kept so many
kids out of the street and in front of
the television.
Chabon built his literary career
on genre-bending novels that draw
on sci-fi, hard-boiled detective fic-
tion and the graphic novel. His
lecture crossed boundaries between
literature, pop culture and politics.
He appealed for decency and intel-
ligence in American government,
apropos of Democratic presidential
nominee Obama, a message that
struck a chord with the liberal uni-
versity audience.
That same culture of fear, he
argued, has infected our nation's
political discourse and can be
blamed for overprotective parent-
ing that is keeping kids from real-
izing the essential imaginative free-
dom they once had.
Fear is manufactured by the
corporate media to further their
pernicious ends — usurping the
sovereign territory of children's
imagination and delivering instead
a prefabricated experience of child-
hood in movies, on television and
in hyper-colored plastic packaging
on Wal-Mart shelves. The vital cre-
ativity of childhood is lost.
Chabon highlighted an undeni-
able and malicious strain in our
national zeitgeist, one that has
become ever more apparent in this
election, particularly in the rheto-
ric of Republican nominee John
McCain's flagging campaign. By
portraying Obama as the unscru-
pulous Other. McCain and Sarah
Palin appeal to the worst in our
national character.
The other day, my dental assis-
tant, while prodding my gum line
with a metal spike, admitted to me
that she feared Obama could be the
Seriously, I thought better of her.
But there is a sinister commonality
between these moronic rumors and
the McCain campaign's rhetoric.
Obama, is not all that he appears to
be. He has a hidden agenda. Don't
trust what he tells you.
McCain has occasionally taken
the time to disown the most blatant
untruths about Obama, but it is
no mistake that his campaign of
Rovian fear-mongering has rallied
angry and xenophobic crowds.
Luckily, this appeal to fear
doesn't seem to be working. Such
a fixation of the ugly and untrust-
ing side of human existence cannot
sustain McCain as it has main-
tained the Bush administration for
the past eight years.
Thompson is a Topeka senior
in economics and political
how the culture of fear
relates to this election
Why maintaining
the t is moral issue
On weekday afternoons,
Robert Berryhill can be seen at
the corner of Massachusetts and
Ninth streets waiting to board
the No. 6 bus of Lawrence’s bus
system, commonly known as the
T. Berryhill lives close to the bus
stop at Sixth and Kasold streets
and has to make his way to and
from Haskell University, located
across town from where he lives,
where he has worked in food ser-
vice for 14 years.
Berryhill used to have a car,
but it broke down the day KU
made it to the Final Four. Because
Berryhill couldn’t afford to fix his
car, he had to find an alternative.
“If they hadn’t made that bus
system, I would’ve been in a
world of hurt,” Berryhill said.
Now he and his daughters take
the T everywhere. His only com-
plaint is that it doesn’t run on
Sundays and later at night. But he
can live with it, especially since
he discovered the joy of meeting
new people in the bus.
And he has met plenty of oth-
ers just like him; people who rely
on the T to get to their jobs and
who need it to live normal and
dignified lives.
According to a 2007 ridership
survey, 46 percent of the riders
said they had a household that
made less than $15,000 per year.
Seventy percent had an income
below $25,000.
Many cannot afford to drive,
and they need their jobs.
But soon they might not be
able to rely on the T. The city is
putting to vote on Nov. 4, propo-
sitions 2 and 3, which would
increase the sales tax by a quarter
of a percent in order to maintain
the T. That is a quarter of a cent
for every dollar you spend.
It is doubtful the T will sur-
vive if those propositions are not
What happens to people like
Berryhill if the propositions don’t
pass? What alternatives do they
have? Finding another job they
can get isn’t easy, especially in
these hard economic times.
Berryhill is honest. He said
before his car broke down, he
didn’t care about the T at all. But
once he didn’t have an alterna-
tive, he realized the importance
of the service.
It’s time for all of those who
oppose supporting the T to real-
ize it too.
Opponents of the propositions
argue that they shouldn’t have
to pay taxes for a service they
won’t use. But if the government
collects taxes to maintain roads,
shouldn’t it at least provide the
means for underprivileged peo-
ple to use these roads?
Not doing so constitutes the
de facto segregation of those
who cannot drive an automobile
because they are unable to benefit
from a service that the govern-
ment provides for others.
At its root, maintaining the
T is not a financial question but
a moral question. People who
take the T include senior citizens,
people with disabilities, kids who
haven’t yet reached the driving
age and those who can’t afford
a car. These are people who also
require some form of transporta-
tion to get to their jobs, to meet
their friends at the park, to go to
the movies — in essence, to live.
That is why the T should be
supported. It prevents a consid-
erable segment of the population
— people like Berryhill — from
becoming marginalized. So, on
Nov. 4, put yourself in the shoes
of those who cannot afford an
Then cast your vote.
Oliveira is a Belo Horizonte,
Brazil, senior in jouralism,
history and peace and
confict studies. He is the
associate opinion editor.
I just saw a girl walking
around campus with moon
boots. Really? Give Napoleon
Dynamite back his shoes.
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I love the fact that a vote
for Obama in Lawrence just
doesn't matter.
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Hey, KU Parks and Rec,
why don't you clean up that
debris near Summerfeld and
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Halloween '09.
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Listening to the "Truman
Show" soundtrack on campus
is freaky.
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Help me, Free for All. I'm
being attacked by ladybugs.
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Every time I see a girl
wearing Ugg boots I think of
reporting a Sasquatch
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Why do people ask the
question "Did you get my
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Free for All, my roommate
was put in you three times in
one day, and I haven't been
put in at all throughout the
year. I was pissed.
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Chapter 2: And so the
greek said, "GDI, let my cam-
pus go."

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So basically the "loud and
clear sound amplifer" is for
listening to video games
and eavesdropping on your
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To whoever is doing the
buzz on Halloween: Your hard
work is not going unnoticed.
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I kissed a Republican, and
I liked it.
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How does a Safe Bus driver
get a DUI? They are supposed
to be safe.

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I love you but not long
island iced teas.

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Props to whoever TPed the
Pi Phi house this weekend.
That is the best TP job I have
ever seen.

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Man, I do love the non-
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Man, I love that I hate my
roommates. It makes home an
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Ladies, I’m back working at
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NEWS 8A monday, november 3, 2008
Cushioning the discomfort of a hospital stay
Melanie Gorges still keeps a
plaid fleece pillow she created in
seventh grade, even though the
ties are fraying and the fleece has
become fuzzy.
The pillow is a reminder of how
Gorges, Andale freshman, began
making and donating pillows to
children in the pediatric wards of
hospitals. The project has been so
successful it might soon expand to
a Kansas City, Kan., middle school.
The project began as a craft for
Gorges’ birthday party in the sev-
enth grade. Gorges and her mother
saw the idea for fleece pillows in a
magazine and decided to let each of
the girls at the party create one.
After the party, Gorges’ mother
contacted the Via Christi Regional
Medical Center in Wichita and
spoke with Angie Long, certified
child specialist at the center, about
donating pillows to children in the
pediatric ward.
Long said the pillows were a
comfort item for children who
entered the hospital without bring-
ing pillows of their own.
“It’s nice to be able to give them
something they can use and also
take home,” Long said.
Gorges donated batches of pil-
lows, usually about 10 each time, to
the hospital a few times a year until
she graduated from high school.
Between donations, she saved her
money and began work on the next
To make the pillows, Gorges ties
fleece onto pre-made pillow-stuff-
ing forms and uses fabric patterns
such as flowers or racecars for the
front and solid colors for the back.
The pillows cost about $7 to cre-
ate — $3 for the forms and $2 to $5
for the fabric.
Gorges paid for the pillows with
her own money after developing a
savings plan based on an episode
of The Oprah Winfrey Show. She
saved 50 percent of her income
for college, spent 40 percent and
donated 10 percent to charity.
When Gorges arrived at the
University, she contacted Lawrence
Memorial Hospital to see whether
its pediatric ward would be inter-
ested in her pillows.
Denise Martinek, director of
Maternal Child Services at the
hospital, worked with Gorges.
Martinek said the pillows reminded
the children of home and helped
ease parents’ minds.
“Anything we can do to make
their child more comfortable is a
blessing to the parents,” Martinek
Because Gorges didn’t have a
job in Lawrence to pay for the
pillows, she contacted the women
who lived with her in Douthart
Scholarship Hall for donations and
help in making the pillows.
In the end, the hall paid for
most of the pillow forms and fabric.
Liz Gustin, Overland Park fresh-
man, volunteered to help with the
pillows and said the women sang
along to a “Now That’s What I Call
Music” CD from the 1990s and
jumped in a pile of the pillows at
the end of the night.
Gorges is working on a plan to
donate pillows to all of the chil-
dren at Eisenhower Middle School
in Kansas City, Kan. Gorges said
she began wanting to work with
the school after a speaker visited
her introductory teaching class and
talked about the problems the mid-
dle school’s students were facing.
She said 75 percent of the students
received free or reduced-fee lunch-
es and some were homeless.
Gorges said she hoped to raise
money for the project by working
with other scholarship halls and
organizations on campus. If the
project doesn’t work out, Gorges
said, she would like to work with
nursing homes in the future.
—Edited by AdamMowder
Student donates homemade pillows
to comfort children in pediatric wards
Jerry Wang/KANSAN
Melanie Gorges, Andale freshman, donated self-made pillows to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s pediatric department to use with child patients. Gorges and members of the Douthart Schol-
arship Hall made the pillows fromtravel pillows and feece.
Two insurance companies
ofer foreign car protection
WICHITA — While some im-
migrants may not be able to get a
driver’s license in Kansas, they can
get car insurance.
The Wichita Eagle reported
Sunday that at least two insur-
ance companies in the state ofer
policies to motorists with foreign
driver’s licenses.
U.S. law requires that all ve-
hicles must carry auto insurance
and drivers must show proof
of insurance when fling for or
renewing a vehicle’s registration.
But Kansas law doesn’t prevent
insurance companies from
providing coverage to those with
only a foreign license.
Supporters say such policies
ensure that everyone is protected
in the event of an accident.
Critics, however, have called
for limiting the practice, saying
they’re concerned about road
safety and national security.
The two companies that said
they insure foreign drivers are
Farmer’s Insurance Group and
State Farm.
Claudia Villatoro, a Wichita
ofce manager for Farmer’s Insur-
ance, said the company had been
providing coverage for about a
year, regardless of the driver’s
legal status.
Strike ends after Boeing
contract renegotiation
SEATTLE — Factories at Boeing
Co. are due to start humming
again Sunday after Machin-
ists union members voted to
end a costly eight-week strike
that clipped profts and stalled
deliveries by the world’s No. 2
commercial airplane maker.
Workers are expected to return
Sunday night to Boeing’s commer-
cial airplane factories, which have
been closed since the Sept. 6 walk-
out. The strike cost an estimated
$100 million a day in deferred
revenue and production delays on
the company’s highly anticipated
next-generation passenger jet.
Machinists union members
ended their walkout on Saturday
by ratifying a new contract with
Boeing. Members of the union,
which represents about 27,000
workers at plants in Washington
state, Oregon and Kansas, voted
about 74 percent in favor of the
proposal fve days after the two
sides tentatively agreed to the
deal and union leaders recom-
mended its approval.
“This contract gives the work-
ers at Boeing an opportunity to
share in the extraordinary success
this company has achieved over
the past several years,” Mark
Blondin, the union’s aerospace
coordinator and chief negotiator,
said in a union news release.
“It also recognizes the need
to act with foresight to protect
the next generation of aerospace
jobs. These members helped
make Boeing the company it is
today,” he said.
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The universiTy daily kansan monday, november 3, 2008 page 1b
Mario Little has a more serious injury than previously thought
and won’t play on Tuesday. MEN'S BASKETBALL 7B
Kansas 52, Kansas state 21
The team’s loss to Missouri means that Kansas will have to win the Big 12
Tournament to have a chance at NCAA Tournament play. SoccER 8B
Led by juniors Danielle McCray and Sade
Morris, Kansas trounced Fort Hays State in
its season opener, 93-37, at Allen Fieldhouse
Sunday afternoon.
The Jayhawks looked great both offen-
sively and defensively, scoring 39 points
off of 27 Fort Hays turnovers. McCray led
Kansas in scoring with 20 points and seven
rebounds. She was also solid on the defen-
sive end, making four steals. Morris aided
McCray’s offense, dropping 14 points with
four assists.
“I have a lot more confidence in shoot-
ing my shots,” she said. “Every shot I took, I
thought was going in.”
Kansas led from the beginning and didn’t
look back. The team’s largest lead was 58
points towards the end of the second half.
The Jayhawks shared the ball well and were
able to get multiple players involved, with
31 points coming from the bench. Eleven
players scored for Kansas, with four posting
double-digit totals.
“I think everyone’s ability to share the
ball was great tonight,” McCray said.
In addition to McCray and Morris’ domi-
nation, junior forward Porscha Weddington
did not miss, going 5-5 from the field with
10 points and three rebounds. Also impres-
sive was the shooting of junior guard Kelly
Kohn. Kohn went 3-4 from behind the arc
and did not miss from the free throw line,
scoring 13 points for Kansas.
The unselfish play of senior guard Ivana
Catic — who posted seven assists — also
helped get the ball inside for Kansas. With
the exception of several missed layups, soph-
omore center Krysten Boogaard played well,
putting up eight points and four rebounds.
Defensively the Jayhawks were sound
with 28 defensive rebounds and 13 steals,
but coach Bonnie Henrickson stressed the
need for improvement in one-on-one situ-
“Defensively we’ve got some work to do,”
she said. “Our ability to contain one-on-one
is making me a little nervous right now.”
As a team, the Jayhawks shot 53.6 per-
cent from the field and 54.2 percent from
the free-throw line. Their ability to move
the ball around and get guards Morris and
McCray open looks was the most important
factor in Kansas’ offensive attack.
After a disappointing 17-16 finish last
season, the Jayhawks hope their perfor-
Mark Mangino rarely gives us any
glimpses of emotion. That’s his way. So
we have to live on the tiny scraps, the
little slivers of passion, that slip past his
stoic exterior.
Well, he gave us something Saturday. It
was small, but it was something.
With 10:55 left in the first quarter,
junior running back Jake Sharp slashed
into the end zone and gave Kansas a 6-0
lead. It was early. Football games are long.
College football games seem to last an
eternity. But Kansas had struck first, and
Mangino showed his players how much
this game meant to him.
As Kansas’ offensive players ran back
to the sideline, Mangino was there to
meet them.
He pumped his fist, he yelled, and he
clapped his hands.
This is KU – Kansas State, he seemed
to be saying, We ain’t losing this game, not
today, not against them.
And that was the game. K-State never
stood a chance.
You have to know this about Mangino.
Forget all the jokes. Forget all the T-shirts.
Forget the sideline explosions that end up
on YouTube. Mangino is an old-school
football coach.
He’s a man who coached in a National
Championship game as an assistant at
Oklahoma. He’s a man who coached in
a Fiesta Bowl as an assistant at Kansas
State. And of course, he led Kansas to an
Orange Bowl Championship last season.
But still, you got the feeling that Mark
Mangino had never coached a more
important game than the one on Saturday
against in-state rival K-State. And that’s
Mangino’s genius.
He came to Kansas in 2002 and
promptly lost his first game against
K-State 64-0. It was an embarrassing loss,
especially for Mangino, who had spent
nearly a decade at K-State. You don’t for-
get losses like that.
In 2003, K-State smashed Kansas
again, cruising to a 42-6 victory. It was
K-State’s eleventh victory in a row in the
But then came 2004, and Mangino,
armed with a rugged defense, flipped the
script. Kansas edged past K-State 31-28.
Back to Saturday, another Sunflower
Showdown. You knew Mangino knew
what this game meant.
His team had beaten K-State twice in
a row and had won two out of the last
three matchups. Of course, he knew what
a victory meant.
Mangino has a saying he likes to tell
his players.
“Don’t count the days,” he says. “Make
the days count.”
He’s lived his life this way. He was
raised in New Castle, Pa., a city in the
heart of the working-class Rust Belt. He
didn’t play college football, and he took
the long way to Kansas.
He was a 31-year-old student coach at
Youngstown State, working as an ambu-
lance driver on the side. Oh, and he had
young kids too. He left Youngstown to
work at a small college, which was then
a high school, in Pennsylvania. Finally,
he earned a job as a volunteer assistant
at K-State in 1991. By then, Mangino had
developed into quite the coach.
So that’s Mangino’s story. It’s a story
about determination and grit. It’s a story
about making your days count.
And that’s what Saturday was about.
The Jayhawks could grab the KU-K-State
rivalry and put it in chokehold.
They could put all K-State demons
behind them, and declare themselves the
power program in the state. They could
make this Saturday count.
Mangino devised a masterful game
It would be silly to think that the reason
Kansas throttled in-state rival Kansas State
52-21 on Saturday was because of a little
black athletic tape on the player’s shoes,
Well, after coach Mark Mangino allowed
players to “spat,” or wrap athletic tape
around their cleats for the first time this
season, players said they took the field
Saturday knowing they were going to win.
“Everybody had that swagger on a
whole new level,” said cornerback Justin
Thornton. “Regardless of what you say,
when you feel good and you think you look
good — you’re going to play better.”
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Junior running back Jake Sharp leaps over a Kansas State defender during the Jayhawks' 52-21 victory over the Wildcats Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Sharp rushed 181 yards on 21 carries throughout the game, and tied the KU
single-game record with four touchdowns. The game also represented a redemptive weekend for the Jayhawks, rebounding fromtwo demoralizing losses against Oklahoma andTexas Tech, who defeated the Hawks 63-21 during Kansas'
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Jayhawks trample Fort Hays State Tigers 93-37 in season opener
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Junior guard Sade Morris goes up between two Fort Hays State defenders during the frst half of Sunday's game at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won the exhibition match easily,
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You’re
in downtown Kansas City. It’s 5
p.m. Saturday and the Texas-Texas
Tech game doesn’t start for two
more hours, so you go for a walk.
You walk down 14th Street east
from Wyandotte. The sun is start-
ing to set on a gorgeous November
day. Orange rays bend and reflect
off the glass skyscraper windows
and combine with The Drum
Room’s red logo to give a faux fall
foliage flavor. You’re on a slight hill,
and Sky’s restaurant rotates in the
distance next to the Western Auto
Parts sign. Somewhere you swear
you hear Heet Mob’s “KC It Goes
Down” playing in the distance.
You walk some more. And then
some more. And then some more.
And … that’s pretty much it.
One year after Sprint Center
opened and about six months after
the Power and Light District was
completed, Kansas City is good
for walking and looking at a few
beautiful buildings. But the stores
are missing. Outside the Power and
Light District, the restaurants and
bars are missing.
Downtown is still significantly
better. Two years ago, the Sprint
Center, the Power and Light
District and the crowds those ven-
ues bring in weren’t even there.
And for about three or four blocks,
few cities are more aesthetically
pleasing. The walk down 14th
Street to the Sprint Center truly is
beautiful no matter the season or
time of day.
Then it ends.
Grand Boulevard is a crazy
mish-mash of the old and new. The
Power and Light District pumps
an assortment of ’90s rap and rock
music all night while attracting
a clientele dressed for a black-tie
affair, and the Sprint Center spar-
kles across the street. Half a block
north, it changes. There’s Gigi’s
Wigs and a boarded up shop with
foggy windows and the letters “De
Optical” remaining.
So it goes all the way north to
the River Market. Grand Boulevard
features abandoned buildings
that are supposed to feature lofts
sometime in the future, the Federal
Reserve Bank and maybe — maybe
— two cafés.
According to Kansas City’s city-
planning Web site, there are plans
for getting more retail and resi-
dential areas north of the Sprint
Center. But it’s already getting late.
Soon, the Power and Light District
will be old news. People won’t come
if Kansas City can only offer three
blocks of beauty, activity and fun.
Downtown needs to take the
next step. Kansas Citians and tour-
ists don’t want to just walk. They
want to walk to destinations.
Best NFL PLay ever
The Morning Brew doesn’t take
back what it once said about Chiefs
quarterback Tyler Thigpen. Not
yet at least. But Thigpen deserves
some credit.
On Sunday, he was on the
receiving end of the best regular-
season play in NFL history for
a dysfunctional team that’s going
nowhere and somehow managed
to blow a ridiculous lead against a
team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
that won’t get past the first round
of the playoffs and has Jeff Garcia
as its quarterback.
Anyway, Chiefs wide receiver
Mark Bradley ran a reverse and
ended up with the ball behind the
line of scrimmage. While Bradley
did this, Thigpen jogged toward
the right side of the field until he
was past the last cornerback. Then
he took off, and Bradley found him
for a 37-yard touchdown pass.
For a moment, Chiefs football
mattered again. Thank you, Tyler.
— Edited by AdamMowder
sports 2B monday, november 3, 2008
quote of the day
fact of the day
Downtown KC beautiful, though incomplete
by mark dent
pick games. Beat the Kansan
staf. Get your name in the paper.
This week’s games:
1. No. 13 TCU at No. 10 Utah
2. Georgia Tech at No. 22 North Carolina
3. No. 12 Ohio State at Northwestern
4. No. 9 Oklahoma State at No. 7 Texas Tech
5. Kansas at Nebraska
6. No. 2 Alabama at No. 19 LSU
7. Clemson at No. 15 Florida State
8. Arkansas at South Carolina
9. Notre Dame at Boston College
10. Purdue at No. 21 Michigan State
Year in school:
1) Only KU students are eligible.
2) Give your name, e-mail, year in school and
3) Beat the Kansan’s best prognosticator and get your
name in the paper.
4) Beat all your peers and get your picture and picks
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5) To break ties, pick the score of the designated
Submit your picks either to KickTheKansan@kansan.
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Michael Colombini, St. Louis freshman, takes an oath committing himto service in the U.S. Army, along with 11 other Army ROTC cadets, at halftime on Saturday game against the K-State Wild-
cats. “A lot of people in the United States take their freedoms for granted,”Colombini said. “I want themto able to keep taking themfor granted, and not have to worry about thembeing taken away.”
“This is a thorough and
complete beating and defeat
there is no question about it.
I’m not one that’s going to try
to mince words and try to spin
anything. They did a great job,
they were very well prepared
for the game and it meant a
lot to them.”
—Kansas State coach Ron Prince follow-
ing Kansas State’s 52-21 loss to Kansas
Kansas scored on fve of
six possessions in the frst
half against Kansas State. The
Jayhawks only failed to put
points on the board when the
Wildcats blocked a Jacob Bran-
stetter feld goal attempt with
six seconds left in the half.
— Kansas Athletics
In a subpar week for both
Kansan staff and Kick the Kansan
entrants, managing editor Mark
Dent came out on top with a 7-3
Kick the Kansan entrants
Justin Anderson, Laurel, Neb.,
senior, and Britton Alexander,
Leesville, La., junior, both fin-
ished 6-4.
Every Kansan staffer incor-
rectly picked Minnesota to defeat
Northwestern, and only men’s
basketball beat writer Case Keefer
correctly predicted that Arkansas
would defeat Tulsa.
associated Press
Tampa Bay Buccaneers needed
some weird and lucky things to
happen Sunday for them to make
Matt Bryant missed a 38-yard
field goal attempt on a third down
play in overtime, but tackle Jeremy
Trueblood was called for a false
start. So the Bucs lined up for
another third-down play and Jeff
Garcia connected with Jameel
Cook for nine yards, giving Bryant
a second chance from 33.
He nailed it, lifting the Bucs
past Kansas City 30-27 in the big-
gest comeback in team history.
“It’s a thrilling victory,” Tampa
Bay coach Jon Gruden said. “I told
the guys it’s a hard place to win.”
The Chiefs (1-7) led 24-3 with
a little more than 2 minutes to go
in the second quarter and seemed
headed for just their second vic-
tory in more than a calendar year.
But Garcia passed for 339 yards
and Clifton Smith ran back a kick-
off 97 yards for a score and the
Bucs (6-3) go into their bye week
just a half-game behind Carolina
in the NFC South.
Besides missing several starters
with injury, Tampa Bay also com-
mitted four turnovers.
“It would have terrible to go
into the bye week with a loss,” said
Bryant, who also connected from
25 and 43 yards.
Garcia’s 24-yard touchdown
pass to Antonio Bryant and 2-point
conversion toss tied it with 19 sec-
onds left as the Chiefs lost for the
16th time in 17 games.
Bucs play catch up
for close Chiefs victory
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Alex Smith, right, and John Gilmore celebrate
Smith’s touchdown as Kansas City Chief Jarrad Page walks of the feld in the fourth quarter of
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classifieds 3b Monday, noveMber 3, 2008
Jake Sharp stepped up to the starting line, settled into
position and waited for the snap. Once he saw the ball
move, the junior running back fired out of his stance
and sprinted through the middle, down the sidelines and
everywhere in between.
A track star at Salina Central, Sharp’s Saturday was
a throwback to his days as a Mustang. Sharp staged a
personal track meet in Memorial Stadium and sliced the
Kansas State defense for 257 all-purpose yards and four
Sharp said he hasn’t put up numbers like that since
high school, and they were crucial in the Jayhawks’ 52-21
victory over the Wildcats. Kansas (6-3, 3-2) is now bowl
eligible and has a good chance to make consecutive bowl
games for the first time in school history.
Back in Salina Friday night, Sharp’s younger brother,
Cale, eclipsed 1,000 yards for the season and helped the
Mustangs reach their 17th straight playoffs.
“I guess it’s good to be the mom and pop of the Sharp
boys today,” Sharp said.
No doubt, but Kansas’ victory wasn’t a one-man show.
The offensive line was opening gaping holes for its under-
sized back to speed through, and he said they were the
reason for Saturday’s success.
“The offensive line deserves a ton of credit,” Sharp said.
“They were moving guys right and left, making big creases
in the run game. Everything came together well for us.”
Like Sharp, coach Mark Mangino said the rushing suc-
cess started up front.
“I thought our offensive line, for the first time, every-
body was hitting on all cylinders,” he said.
Mangino said he and his staff noticed that Kansas
State’s defense liked to drop players back into coverage
to protect against the pass. He said if the Wildcats stayed
with that philosophy on Saturday then the Jayhawks
would have success running the ball.
They did, so they did.
Senior center Ryan Cantrell said he couldn’t believe
how quickly Kansas racked up the rushing yards. Still, he
wasn’t satisfied with the season high 280 yards that the
Jayhawks settled at.
“I wanted 300,” he said.
Cantrell was still amped up after the game, but he drew
blanks when asked what the difference was for his unit
on Saturday. He said the continuing growth of freshmen
tackles Jeff Spikes and Jeremiah Hatch were important,
but eventually he could only point to No. 1.
“Jake ran his butt off today,” Cantrell said. “He shows
that sometimes in practice, but I’ve never seen him do
it throughout an entire game like he did. He proved to
everybody that he’s the man.”
To hear them tell it, Kivisto Field was the proving
ground for a lot of people on Saturday. Mangino said
Sharp’s performance silenced the critics who said the
5-foot-10, 190-pound speedster couldn’t be a D-I tailback.
Cantrell echoed that sentiment and said you can’t argue
with Sharp’s stats.
For his part, Sharp said the offensive line was vindi-
cated by its dominating performance. He heard people say
that the unit wasn’t good enough, but said those people
would be “foolish” to talk that way now.
“Obviously, that’s been put to rest,” Sharp said.
It surely has, for this week at least.
—Edited by Ramsey Cox
5b Monday, noveMber 3, 2008 Kansas 52, Kansas state 21 Kansas 52, Kansas state 21 4b Monday, noveMber 3, 2008
Kansas 52, Kansas State 21
Jake Sharp scorched
down the sideline to score
on a 47-yard touchdown,
his third score of the frst
quarter. Fromthere, the
Jayhawks continued to
cruise with no real threat
fromthe Wildcats.
Jake Sharp. He accu-
mulated 257 all-purpose
yards and tied the school
single-game record with
four touchdowns. After
the game he enjoyed his
newfound power by lead-
ing the media around the
roombefore selecting a
Josh Freeman. One of
the fewKansas State play-
ers who didn’t talk trash
before the game, Free-
man did his talking on the
feld. And what he said
was ugly. Freeman turned
the ball over four times,
including a fumble at the
one-yard line that could
have brought his team
Coach Mark Mangino
on his team’s recent 4-1
record in the Sunfower
State Showdown:
“Our fans are elated that KU
is winning some of these games
in this Sunfower Series. Overall,
the credit goes to the kids. They
want to do it, they want to get
better, and each and every year
we seemto have kids that really
play hard, play together and
have great resolve.”
Players “spat” during all of last
season but Mangino hadn’t allowed
it until this week. The reason why
is unclear — some say it may
have been punishment, others say
Adidas didn’t want their logo cov-
ered up on the shoes — but it
appeared to have an immediate
impact against KSU. The Jayhawks
rolled to a 31-0 halftime lead,
thanks in large part to three first
quarter rushing touchdowns from
running back Jake Sharp.
On the day, the Salina native
had 181 yards rushing on 21 car-
ries and tied the KU single game
rushing touchdown record with
four touchdowns. He also had
five receptions for a team high 76
yards, totaling 257 yards of total
offense and leading the Jayhawks to
their third-straight victory against
Kansas State.
“He got a whole lot of bragging
rights,” Mangino said. “He’s going
to be walking around Salina with
his chest out — and he deserves
Knowing his team needed a
confidence boost after a tough loss
to Texas Tech, quarterback Todd
Reesing went to Mangino during
practice last week to ask if the
players could “spat.” Mangino said
yes, sending an immediate jolt of
energy through the program.
“I know a lot of guys had been
wanting to do it all year and I
figured it was the right week to
talk to coach about it,” Reesing
said. “I told him it was time to get
our swagger back and get a little
momentum going. I knew it would
really get the guys excited, and it
really showed out there.”
Because of the Jayhawks domi-
nation on the ground — they
rushed 41 times for 280 yards as a
team— Reesing wasn’t called upon
to carry the load as in recent weeks.
He was a businessman like 14-23
for 162 yards and a touchdown
but knew that the “spatting” would
make a difference.
“You look good, you feel good,
you play good,” Reesing said. “All
the guys like doing it. It does pro-
vide a little extra support for your
ankles but I think it’s more of a
swagger thing than anything else.”
The most noticeable swag-
ger came on defense, where the
Jayhawks forced five turnovers and
were vastily improved from recent
weeks. KSU quarterback Josh
Freeman was held to 207 yards
passing, was sacked three times
and had three interceptions. Two of
the interceptions came by Russell
Brorsen, who also picked off a
Freeman pass last season.
With KU leading 24-0 mid-
way through the second quarter,
K-State had the ball on the one-
yard line when Freeman fumbled
Jake Sharp gets his groove back
Ryan McGeeney/KANSAN
Sophomore defensive end Jake Laptad latches onto Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman during Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks trounced the Wildcats 52-21, denying Kansas State even a single touchdown before halftime.
Jon Goering/KANSAN
Maxwell Onyegbuge, sophomore linebacker, jumps to feld a Kansas State onside kick attempt during the second half of the game.
Weston White/KANSAN
Sophomore receiver Dezmon Briscoe gets up to attempt a catch in the endzone Saturday afternoon. Kansas State was fagged for defensive
pass interference on the play, advancing Kansas 15 yards to set up for a walk inTodd Reesing touchdown in Kansas' 52-21 win over the Wildcats.
FOOtBALL (continued from 1B)
Weston White/KANSAN
Junior quarterback todd Reesing attempts to break loose froma Kansas State lineman Saturday afternoon. Reesing threwfor 162 yards and one
touchdown in Kansas' 52-21 win over the Wildcats.
while trying to reach the ball
over the goal line. Kansas got the
ball on the 20 after the touchback
and drove 80 yards right down
the field to turn what could have
been a 24-7 game into a 31-0 rout
at intermission.
“When you put on your best
clothes and go out with a girl or
go out to the club, you feel bet-
ter,” said safety Darrell Stuckey.
“You feel good. That’s kind of
what it does. It’s just something
that you have that the other
team doesn’t have. We were
pretty excited.”
The victory improved Kansas
to 6-3 and means they are now
bowl eligible for the third time
in four seasons. A victory against
Nebraska on Saturday would
ensure the Jayhawks a chance
to play for the Big 12 North
title when they face Missouri on
Nov. 29 in Arrowhead Stadium
in Kansas City, Mo.
Their season might have been
saved — all because of a little
black athletic tape.
“The ‘spat’ is back,” Stuckey
said. “The swagger is back.”
— Edited by Ramsey Cox
Kansas Kansas State
(6-3, 3-2 Big 12) (5-4, 2-3 Big 12)
Total Yards 469 355
First Downs 26 19
RushingYards 280 91
PassingYards 189 264
Time of Possession 28:13 31:47
Jake Sharp 21 181 8.6 4
Todd Reesing 9 55 5.2 1
Todd Reesing 14/23 162 1 1
Receiving No. YDS TD
Jake Sharp 5 76 0
Dezmon Briscoe 3 10 1
Kansas State
Lamark Brown 21 68 3.2 3
Josh Freeman 9 43 3.0 0
Josh Freeman 22/37 207 0 3
Receiving No. YDS TD
Brandon Banks 9 70 0
Jeron Mastrud 5 74 0
Linebacker Justin
Springer will miss the rest
of the season after sufer-
ing an undisclosed injury
during Saturday’s 52-21
victory over Kansas State.
“It’s sad because he’s
one of the most im-
proved guys we have,”
coach Mark Mangino
said. “We had planned
to play him a signifcant
amount of snaps today to
help Joe Mortensen. He
would have played more
snaps today than he has
in his career here — it
was part of the game
Springer was injured
on a kickof and was
carried of the feld by
two of his teammates. It
appeared to be a knee or
leg injury.
“We’ll get him a good
ofseason and get him
ready because we’re
going to need him next
year,” Mangino said. “He’s
a good football player.
We’ll get him back. We’ll
have him ready for next
Saturday’s game at Ne-
braska will kickof at 1:30
p.m. and be available
only on pay-per-view
by Big 12 Special Order
Sports, Fox Sports Net’s
pay-per-view division.
Details regarding
ordering information will
be available in the next
few days. The game was
not selected as part of
the Big 12’s regular tele-
vision package and was
overlooked for a dismal
Iowa State at Colorado
— B.J. Rains
sports 6B monday, november 3, 2008
No. 2 TEXAS TECH 39,
No. 5 TEXAS 33
Guns Up: The biggest game
in school history was an absolute
thriller. One play after Texas nearly
made an interception to end the
game, Heisman candidate Graham
Harrell connected with Heisman
candidate Michael Crabtree for
the winning touchdown. Crabtree
made the catch, brushed off a tack-
le and tip-toed the five yards into
the end zone with one second left
on the clock. Tech still has to play
Oklahoma State and Oklahoma,
but that hasn’t slowed down the
biggest party in Lubbock history.
Hook ‘em Horns Down: Trailing
by six with over five minutes left,
Colt McCoy drove 80 yards to put
his team up by one. Problem is he
left 1:27 on the clock and Texas’
normally stingy defense couldn’t
prevent a last second touchdown.
Really, the Longhorns are still doing
all right. They escaped the Big 12
gauntlet — Oklahoma, Missouri,
Oklahoma State and Texas Tech —
with a 3-1 record and finish with
three very winnable games. Still,
this loss may take them out of the
national title picture, and no image
portrays that better than McCoy’s
flabbergasted face after Crabtree’s
No. 6 oKLAHoMA 62,
Blowout Sooner: Less than six
minutes into the game, the Sooners
led 28-0. By the end of the first
quarter it was 35-0, and at halftime
Oklahoma led 49-14. Quarterback
Sam Bradford put up his typical
numbers, completing 19-of-27 for
311 yards and five touchdowns.
The game was over immediately
and the score only evened a bit
because coach Bob Stoops let off
the gas. If they tried, Oklahoma
easily could have put up 100 points
on this former conference titan.
Cornhuskers Wail: Coach Bo
Pelini makes his living on defense,
which is why this blowout comes
as a big surprise. Obviously
Nebraska doesn’t have the talent
right now, but Pelini was supposed
to replace some of that with his
great defensive strategies. Whoops.
The Cornhuskers did out-rush the
Sooners 204-193, but that’s a hol-
low victory in a game that they lost
five minutes in.
59, IoWA STATE 17
Cowboy Up: Oklahoma State
accumulated a mind-boggling 682
offensive yards despite controlling
the ball for less than half of the
game. Quarterback Zac Robinson
averaged 14.6 yards per pass
attempt and completed 18-of-27
for five touchdowns. Running back
Kendall Hunter didn’t put up his
usual numbers, but he only carried
the ball 13 times. On 13 carries he
averaged eight yards and scored
a touchdown. Wide receiver Dez
Bryant is making a case for the
Biletnikoff Award with nine catch-
es for 171 yards and four touch-
Cy-Clown Alley: Besides win-
ning time of possession, there
was really nothing good for Iowa
State to take from this game. The
Cyclones turned the ball over three
times, committed 10 penalties and
converted only 5-of-16 third down
attempts. Iowa Sate averaged just
3.2 yards per carry and quarter-
back Austen Arnaud completed
just 20-of-35 passes.
No. 13 MISSoURI 31,
Tigers Escape: Saturday should
have been an easy victory for
Missouri, and it nearly was. The
Tigers led 14-0 and threatened to
score again when Chase Daniel
threw an interception and the
Bears turned it into points. From
there it was a battle back-and-forth
but a Missouri field goal with 2:40
left decided the game. Daniel com-
pleted 30-of-38 for 318 and three
Beary Close: For most of the
game, freshman quarterback
Robert Griffin was matching
senior Chase Daniel throw-for-
throw. The difference came when
Griffin tried to lead his team on a
last-minute drive and was picked
off for the first time in his career.
His 209 attempts to start a career
without an interception broke the
D-I record previously held by Mike
“I’m a Man” Gundy at Oklahoma
State. Griffin completed 26-of-35
passes for 283 yards and two touch-
downs, and also rushed for another
score. Baylor was 4-for-4 on fourth
down attempts.
CoLoRADo 17
Ugly in Aggieland: This game
only deserves one paragraph. The
quarterbacks combined to com-
plete 33-of-67 passes while the
squads teamed for 14 penalties and
10-for-26 on third down attempts.
Nobody outside of Boulder or
College Station — and even some
inside of those — cared about this
game, and these teams played like
they didn’t either.
— Edited by Rachel Burchfeld
BIg 12 WRApUp
Exciting Red Raider victory highlights weekend play
AssociAtEd PREss
texas tech receiver Michael crabtree steps into the end zone Saturday for the game-winning
touchdown as Texas Longhorn defender Curtis Brown couldn’t catch up on the second-to-fnal
play of the game. Tech won 39-33.
dodd (continued from 1B)
plan. Sharp and Kansas’ offen-
sive line exposed K-State’s tin-foil
defensive line, and the Jayhawk
defense feasted on K-State junior
quarterback Josh Freeman.
It’s hard to imagine a quarter-
back having three worse games
than the three Freeman has had
against Kansas.
Three seasons. Three games.
Nine interceptions. Four fumbles.
Three losses. Ouch.
And once again, Mangino left
K-State coach Ron Prince scratch-
ing his head. Prince has coached
three games against Kansas. And
three times, Mangino has simply
outwitted, outcoached and out-
classed his in-state rival.
After the game, Mangino left the
emotion on the field. He was back
in coach-mode. That’s his way.
“We’re bringing this program
back to respectability,” Mangino
would say, matter-of-factly.
He’s won 32 game during the
last four years. No Kansas coach
has ever done that. He’ll take
Kansas to its second-consecutive
bowl game this year. No Kansas
coach has ever done that.
So we’ll have to live with the
tiny scraps of emotion. Mark
Mangino wins football games.
That’s his way.
—Edited by AdamMowder
No. 4 Florida moved up one
place after its 49-10 rout of Geor-
gia and Texas dropped four spots
to No. 5.
The Crimson Tide, which beat
Arkansas State 35-0, received
46 of a possible 65 frst-place
votes from the media panel and
1,600 points. Texas Tech got 12
frst-place votes and 1,528 points
and Penn State had six and 1,525.
The Gators received the other No.
1 vote.
The top spot in the poll hasn’t
been held by this many teams
since 1990, when Miami, Notre
Dame, Colorado, Michigan and
Virginia all had a turn at No 1.
Georgia started this season No.
1 and was replaced by Southern
California after the opening week.
USC lasted four weeks before
being upset by Oregon State
and Oklahoma took the top spot.
The Sooners were No. 1 for two
weeks, then lost to Texas, which
held the top spot for three weeks.
Now it’s Alabama’s turn.
The Crimson Tide hasn’t been
No. 1 since fnishing that way af-
ter the 1992 season, when coach
Gene Stallings, quarterback Jay
Barker and a ferocious defense
won the last of the Tide’s six AP
national championships.
Alabama’s frst game as a No. 1
team since Oct., 27, 1980, will be
Saturday at LSU, a date that was
one of the most anticipated in the
Southeastern Conference even
before this season.
Tide coach Nick Saban will be
coaching in Baton Rouge, La.,
for the frst time since he left the
Tigers for the NFL after the 2004
season. Saban led LSU to a BCS
national title in 2003.
So the Tide, with its new
lofty status, will face a stif test
immediately. Same goes for
Texas Tech, which had never been
ranked higher than No. 5. The
Red Raiders host No. 8 Oklahoma
State on Saturday, then have a
week of before a road trip to No.
6 Oklahoma.
Penn State next plays at Iowa.
Seven ranked teams lost last
weekend, most from the lower
half of the rankings, so the back
end of the Top 25 got a shake-up,
Southern California is No. 7,
and the fnal two spots in the
top 10 are held by potential BCS
Busters -- No. 9 Boise State of
the Western Athletic Conference
and No. 10 Utah, which hosts
Mountain West Conference rival
and No. 11 TCU in a Thursday
night game.
—Associated Press
tide ranks No. 1 for the
frst time in 16 years
NEW YORK -- Next up at No.
1, Alabama. And Kansas? Well,
they’ll have to wait another week
to jump back into the AP Top 25.
This week its about The Crim-
son Tide. They became the ffth
team this season to sit atop the
AP Top 25, moving up a spot Sun-
day after previously top-ranked
Texas was toppled by Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders, who scored a
touchdown with a second left at
home to beat the Longhorns 39-
33 Saturday night, jumped four
spots and past No. 3 Penn State
to No. 2. The unbeaten Nittany
Lions were idle.
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sports 7b Monday, noveMber 3, 2008
swimming & diving
Newly ranked Jayhawks
lose meet to rival Tigers
The Kansas women’s swim-
ming and diving squad, which
cracked the Top 25 at No. 23 this
past week, was outmatched by
No. 21 Missouri in the Border
Showdown dual meet on Satur-
day afternoon. Missouri swam
to a 173.5-123.5 victory against
Despite the loss, there were
solid performances turned in
by Jayhawk swimmers. Senior
Danielle Herrmann came away
with frst-place fnishes in her
individual events. Senior Maria
Mayrovich also had an individual
frst place with her win in the 50-
yard freestyle.
Sophomore Iuliia Kuzhil, Her-
rmann, senior Ashley Leidigh,
and junior Emily Lanteigne
guided the 200-yard medley
relay (1:43.94) to victory to start
out the meet.
Along with Kuzhil’s perfor-
mance in the relay, she also
placed second in both the 100-
and 200-yard backstroke events
on the day.
Herrmann teamed up with
sophomore Joy Bunting in
the 100-yard breaststroke and
200-yard IM to collect some key
points for the Jayhawks. Bunting
fnished in third in the 100-yard
and second in
the 200-yard
IM behind
more Erin
Mertz placed
the highest
out of KU div-
ers with third-
place fnishes
in both 1- and
3-meter div-
other race
that produced
points for
the Jayhawks was the 500-yard
freestyle, where Lanteigne and
freshman Shannon Garlie fnished
second and third.
Next up on the women’s
swimming and diving schedule
is a home dual meet against
Drury on Friday, Nov. 7. Follow-
ing the Drury meet, KU will swim
against Evansville on Saturday,
Nov. 8 at Robinson Natatorium.
— AdamSamson
By Jason Baker
Coming into the Big 12
Championships, the Jayhawks
wanted to show that they weren’t
the team they were at last year’s
meet and had hopes of placing in
the top half. They may not have
placed as high as they wanted
with both teams placing in eighth
place, but they got more than
Junior Lauren Bonds finished
in 15th overall in the Women’s
6K with a
time of 21:31.
Not only did
Bonds place
first for the
Jayhawks, she
also earned
All-Big 12
Honors, mak-
ing her the
second woman in the history of
Kansas cross country to earn the
“I’m really proud of her.”
Freshman Laura Nightengale
said. “She deserves it, she works
hard and is really dedicated.”
Nightengale placed 91st over-
all coming back from having to
sit out of Pre-Nationals with a
stress reaction in her leg. “I had
been doing a lot of cross train-
ing, which is hard to translate
into running. But the rest of the
team stepped up and I’m proud
of them.”
Right behind Bonds was soph-
omore Amanda Miller in 38th
place with a time of 22:17. It’s the
fifth consecutive meet that both
Bonds and Miller have finished
as the top two performers on the
women’s side for the Jayhawks.
“It’s good to have consistency.”
Miller said. “Everyone has an off
race and it helps to have people
you know will do well.”
The women’s team eighth place
performance was its second-best
showing at the conference cham-
“It was a big step going from
11th to eighth place,” freshman
Rebeka Stowe said. “We can only
get better because we have such a
young team.”
In the Men’s 8K, freshman
Donny Wasinger was the top fin-
isher for the team for the second
consecutive meet, placing in 28th
place with a time of 25:17.
“I went out faster than I had
all year and I was little worried
mid-race,” he said. “I ended up
doing all right,
I wanted to
finish strong
and to shoot
for Top 30.”
Junior Bret
Imgrund fin-
ished 38th
overall and
second for
the team with a time of 25:30,
followed by sophomore Nick
Caprario in 40th with a time of
Caprario felt that the team
did a lot better than the previous
“At Pre-Nats a lot of us didn’t
hit on the same day,” he said. “At
Big 12s a lot of us were on the
same page. There was talk of us
getting 11th in conference and
everyone did a good job rising to
the call.”
“The Big 12 is one of the pre-
mier conferences, and to be lined
up with teams like Colorado,
Oklahoma State and Texas is
always fun.”
Next on the team’s sched-
ule are the Midwest Regional
Championships in Stillwater, Okla.
on November 15th. It previously
raced at the OSU Jamboree back
in early October and the team is
looking forward to returning.
“There will be a good mix of
teams from the Big 12 and the
Big Ten,” said Miller. “We want
to go in and make them think we
should’ve been higher ranked.”
— Edited by Arthur Hur
By Case keeFer
Mario Little’s injury was never
supposed to be this serious.
Little arrived on campus in
June with a stress fracture in his
lower left leg. No one thought it
was anything more than a minor
The junior guard still played in
Kansas’ three exhibition games in
Canada over Labor Day weekend
and scrimmaged with the team
during Late Night in the Phog.
Kansas coach Bill Self said he
thought the stress fracture would
heal in time for the season.
It didn’t. Little hasn’t practiced
for the last week and is now on
crutches. He won’t play in Tuesday’s
exhibition game against Washburn
and Self isn’t sure when Little will
“He’s definitely out for an
extended period of time,” Self said.
“Now, we don’t know if that’s two
weeks from today or five weeks
from today. We’re hopeful he’s a
fast healer.”
It’s a tough loss for the Jayhawks.
They were counting on Little, the
Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the
Year, to make an immediate impact
this season.
Kansas has also dealt with an
injury to its other junior college
transfer — junior guard Tyrone
Appleton. Appleton returned
to practice
Thursday after
missing three
weeks with
a hip-flexor
Ap p l e t o n
sustained the
injury during
one of the last
boot camp
practices when
he slipped
while running.
Appleton said
although he
knew he was missing valuable
practice time, Self kept him
“It was really frustrating,”
Appleton said. “He just told me,
‘Keep a positive attitude and don’t
try to rush it back — just take your
time and get healthy.’”
Appleton said he was pleased with
his performance since returning to
practice. His teammates concurred.
Junior guard Sherron Collins and
freshman guard Tyshawn Taylor
said Appleton was impressive
coming off of his injury.
“He looked really good,” Taylor
said. “Even coach Self said it.”
Appleton will play in the
game against
Washburn, but
his minutes
will be limited
because he
missed so many
p r a c t i c e s .
As for Little,
the best case
scenario seems
to be a return
for the regular
season opener
on Nov.
16 against
Self abides by the unwritten
coaches’ law of not complaining
about injuries. That doesn’t
mean he’s downplaying their
“Everybody has injuries,” Self
said. “We’ve had injuries every year
here, but Mario’s injury has been
bigger than what most injuries
would be because we desperately
need him to be healthy.”
— Edited by Arthur Hur
men’s basketball
Little not expected to
play against Washburn
The national media and the
country’s college basketball
coaches think Kansas is one of
the top 25 teams in the country.
Bill Self does not. Self
thought both major pre-
season polls that were re-
leased at the end of last week
were a bit too rewarding. The
ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Poll
ranked Kansas 23rd while the
Associated Press Poll placed
it at 24.
“I think that’s in large part
due to the great respect they
probably have for us winning
it all last year,” Self said. “We do
not look like the 23rd or 24th
ranked team.”
Self, however, didn’t pull out
the usual coach cliché of saying
preseason polls don’t matter
anyway. Self even said he was
honored the Jayhawks were
“I’m excited we’re ranked,”
Self said. “I’d rather be ranked
than not ranked.”
One basketball
Sherron Collins and Tyshawn
Taylor are expected to be on the
court a lot together this season.
Both are known as being
point guards so the question
must be asked: Who will bring
the ball up the court when they
are both in?
“I think it depends,”Taylor
said. “If I’m bringing it up, Sher-
ron will probably be scoring
most of the time. If the ball is
out of his hands bringing it up
that means I can create a shot
for him — same for him bring-
ing the ball up.”
tHe eXHIbItIOn?
Marcus Morris speaks for
both himself and the rest of
the freshmen when he says
he’s excited for Tuesday’s game
against Washburn.
“I’m a little nervous,” Morris
said. “But I think the jitters will
come out quick.”
Morris said he was anxious
to play against someone other
than his teammates inside of
Allen Fieldhouse. He wasn’t
worried about how the young
team would respond to the
Bill Self feels a little diferently.
“I don’t think we’re ready to
play a game,” Self said. “But I say
that every year and it usually
plays out to be true.”
FORmeR kansas
taRGet tO tRansFeR
Jef Withey, a 7-foot freshman
center, is transferring from the
University of Arizona, according
to the Tucson Citizen.
Withey has not indicated
where he plans to transfer, but
considered Kansas, George-
town, Boston College and Texas
last season before choosing
Arizona. ranked
Withey as the No. 35 recruit in
the nation last year.
stUDent tICkets
The frst student pickup for
basketball tickets began last
Students can pick up tickets
for the frst eight games of the
season either by visiting the
Allen Fieldhouse box ofce or
online at
— Case Keefer
Women’s 6k
kansas: eighth place
average time: 22:23
Top Women’s Performers:
12. Lauren Bonds 21:31
38. Amanda Miller
41. Kara Windisch
55. Alison Knoll
57. Megan James
men’s 8k
kansas: eighth place
average time: 25:40
Top Men’s Performers:
28. Don Wasinger
38. Bret Imgrund 25:30.98
40. Nick Caprario
50. Dan Van Orsdel
52. Isaiah Shirlen
— Texas Tech took frst
place for the women’s
6K and Oklahoma State
took frst in the men’s
8K. Marking the frst year
that Colorado not taking
frst in either the men’s or
women’s race.
— The top 15 fnishers
at the Big 12 Conference
Championships in both
men and women’s races
get all conference honors.
— Texas Tech Senior
Sally Kipyego became the
frst runner in Big 12 his-
tory, men’s or women’s, to
win three consecutive Big
12 individual champion-
— Oklahoma State
Freshman German Fernan-
dez took frst in the Men’s
8K. While their top fve
runners all placed in the
Top 15.
— Jason Baker
”We’ve had injuries every year
here, but Mario’s injury has been
bigger than what most injuries
would be because we desper-
ately need him to be healthy.”
Men’s basketball coach
Several Jayhawks shine as
both teams place eighth
Junior Lauren Bonds earns All-Big 12 honors, places 15th
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that for set three, the only match
they won.
“The response has got to
be better,”
Bechard said of
the poor show-
ing in set four.
“The inconsis-
tent play has
got to become
more of the
Senior mid-
dle blocker
Natalie Uhart
said she was
di sappoi nted
by her team’s
play in the
fourth set.
“After the
third set, we were satisfied with
that,” Uhart said. “The whole
mentality changed in the fourth
Uhart was unable to name the
root of the fourth-set frustrations.
Kansas has a young team with
plenty of sophomore hitters and a
freshman at setter. Though inex-
perience could be a part of the
problem, Uhart did not want that
to be the scapegoat.
Bechard said he understood
that it would have been difficult
for any team to roll into Manhattan
and win with the sloppy play his
team displayed. The Wildcats were
ranked 16th nationally before the
match started and displayed their
talents early and often.
“They’re playing very well, and
it would take a very good effort
from the team on the other side of
the net,” Bechard said.
Kansas could not sustain the
level of play long enough to extend
the match longer. But Bechard
said the season wasn’t lost in his
players’ minds.
“If they just stay on task, we
think there is still a lot of oppor-
tunity for good things to happen,”
he said.
— Edited by Adam Mowder
sports 8B Monday, noveMber 3, 2008
mance against Fort Hays State
will be characteristic of this year’s
“I think we’ve matured a lot,”
Morris said. “I think we all have
more confidence in each other and
in ourselves. The game has kind of
become easier for us because we’ve
put in so much work.”
Next weekend the Jayhawks face
a much more competitive Washburn
team and hope to improve on their
preseason record. The game will
take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 at
Allen Fieldhouse.
For now, Kansas can enjoy its
victory, as the Jayhawks open their
season with a decisive victory
against Fort Hays State.
“It just felt good to play,” Morris
said. “It felt good to get out there in
front of the fans.”
— Edited by Rachel Burchfeld
Kansas loses to in-state rivals
Jayhawks lose 6-0 in heartbreaker

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Playing
to keep its NCAA Tournament
at-large bid hopes alive, Kansas
suffered its worst defeat in nearly
a decade against No. 20 Missouri
on the final day of the regular
The Tigers dominated pro-
ceedings from the opening whistle
Friday night against the team’s
border rivals, cruising to a deci-
sive 6-0 victory in front of 368 fans
at Walton Stadium. The victory
is Missouri’s first against Kansas
since 2002.
Following the devastating
defeat, Kansas’ stunned players
and coaches solemnly shuffled off
the field while Missouri celebrated
a triumphant senior night and a
third place conference finish in
the background.
“Nobody expected us to lose
6-0, except maybe Missouri,”
junior goalkeeper Julie Hanley
said. “I don’t even know what to
say. We are in shock.”
Coach Mark Francis declined
to comment following the pro-
gram’s most lopsided defeat since
losing at No. 4 Nebraska 8-1 in
1999, his first season as coach.
The Jayhawks finished the
regular season
11-7-1 (4-5-1)
after jumping
out to a 5-1
record. Francis’
team enters
this week’s
crucial Big 12
Tour nament
with a losing
c o n f e r e n c e
record and a
seventh place
conference finish, their worst
since 2000.
Kansas hasn’t played in the
NCAA Tournament since 2004,
the last time it won a game in
the Big 12 Tournament. Junior
defender Estelle Johnson said it
would take
three victories
to have any
of playing in
the postsea-
“I think
there is no
hope of mak-
ing the NCAA
unless we win
the Big 12
Tournament,” Johnson said of the
Jayhawks’ extinguished at-large
hopes. “I guess that’s what we are
going to focus on now.”
Sophomore forward Alysha
Bonnick scored the first of her two
goals in the ninth minute when
she nodded senior midfielder Mo
Redmond’s cross past Hanley. The
Tigers doubled their lead in the
33rd minute when junior forward
Michelle Collins got her head on a
nearly identical cross.
In both instances, Missouri play-
ers found themselves unmarked in
the penalty area, leaving Hanley
helpless to prevent the ball from
finding the back of the net.
“We didn’t match up in the box
when we needed to,” Hanley said.
“We left people open. Too many
times there were balls in the box
and no one on or around them.”
Five minutes before halftime,
the Tigers went ahead 3-0 when
sophomore defender Lauren
Jackson and Hanley failed to clear
a loose ball, allowing freshman
defender Mallory Stipetich to
poke the ball away and walk it
into an open net.
The Jayhawks opened the sec-
ond half with three defenders,
pushing Johnson into the attack
as they looked to chip away at the
three-goal deficit. Missouri capi-
talized on the change immediately
as Redmond scored twice in the
first three minutes of the second
half to put the game out of reach.
Down 5-0 with almost 38
minutes remaining, Francis had
seen enough. All 11 starters
were removed and finished the
game watching from the bench.
Missouri outshot Kansas 31-13
and had nine corner kicks to the
visitors’ two.
“I don’t think it was a lack of
intensity,” Johnson said of Kansas’s
defensive struggles. “I would
say we didn’t take responsibility
for what we are supposed to do.
People aren’t playing their roles.”
Kansas allowed a sixth and
final goal three minutes later when
Bonnick lobbed a shot over senior
goalkeeper Stephanie Baugh.
Senior midfielder Kristin Graves
made a valiant effort to clear the
ball off the line, but she arrived a
second too late.
Kansas will play Texas A&M
in the first round of the Big 12
Tournament in San Antonio at 7:30
p.m. on Wednesday. The Jayhawks
beat the then No. 6 Aggies 1-0 on
October 17 in Lawrence.
In other Big 12 action,
Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma
3-2 to finish alone as conference
champions. It is the Cowgirls’ first
Big 12 regular season champion-
— Edited by Rachel Burchfeld
Jon Goering/KANSAN
Freshman forward Aishah Sutherland braces for contact while taking the ball strong to the
hoop during Sunday’s game. Sutherland scored two points and grabbed four rebounds.
Jayhawks can’t keep up with Wildcats’ surging offense
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Kansas goalkeeper Julie hanley falls to her knees after giving up a goal in the Jayhawks’
6-0 loss to the Missouri Tigers on Friday at Walton Stadiumin Columbia, Mo.
Team falls to No. 20 Missouri in a loss that could dash postseason dreams
“I think there is no hope of
making the NCAA Tournament
unless we win the Big 12 Tour-
nament. I guess that’s what we
are going to focus on now.”
estelle johnson
BASKeTBAll (CoNTINued from 1B)
Even though Halloween was
the night before, Kansas State
still had a few tricks for Kansas
on Saturday night, providing the
Jayhawks with few treats.
Kansas fell in four sets against
the Wildcats 3-1. K-State com-
piled seven service aces, with four
of its players scoring at least one
“We faced a very aggressive
serving team that really kept us
off balance offensively,” coach Ray
Bechard said.
With the K-State serve, Kansas
was inconsistent at best for most
of the match on the offensive side
of the net. For sets one and three,
Kansas hit .217 and .324 but then
followed those solid sets up with
a couple of lousy ones in sets two
and four, hitting .074 and an even
worse negative .094 percent.
It’s the second-straight match
that Kansas has had a set with
a negative hitting percentage.
K-State’s serves, along with the
match’s taking place in Manhattan,
left Kansas helpless.
“They (K-State) were a little bit
more comfortable,” Bechard said.
“I thought they played as well as
I’ve seen them in a while.”
Except for digs, K-State outdid
Kansas in every category, includ-
ing hitting percentage, errors,
kills, blocks and, of course, the
service aces.
The Wildcats had double-digit
kills in every one of their sets,
while the Jayhawks only achieved
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