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FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009 voLume 120 Issue 131
The Memorial Stadium parking
lot will be home to a giant free
garage sale on Monday.
Starting Sunday at noon,
students and community members
can drop off items they no longer
want in lot 94 of Memorial
Stadium. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, everything collected will
be up for grabs, first-come, first-
Andrew Stanley, Overland Park
senior, worked with University
officials and
representatives to plan the event. is a Web site
operated similarly to Craigslist.
com, but everything is free.
Members can post objects they
no longer want and interested
members can ask to pick up the
item. For the first time, local
FreeCycle moderators are moving
away from their computers and
onto the University campus.
When we contacted FreeCycle,
they were really excited about
it, Stanley said. Theyd already
wanted to do an event like this
but theyd never really had a good
public space with exposure.
Stanley said he had acquired
posters, a bike and even tomato
plants from other Lawrence
residents using FreeCycle. He said
he wanted to bring an event to
the University to give students the
opportunity to see how the Web
site worked.
Ive found things that are quite
valuable to me, where somebody
Giveaway to
put students
used objects
up for grabs
Ally Stanton and Kolby Fesmire
have two things in common: Both
play on the KU softball team and
both watched their mothers battle
breast cancer.
Stanton, St. Louis junior, and
Fesmire, Round Rock, Texas, soph-
omore, will participate in Saturdays
Jayhawks for a Cure 5K and the
Pink Diamond Challenge. The
Emily Taylor Womens Resource
Center will sponsor the events for
the third year. This is the Athletics
Departments first year cosponsor-
ing the events.
Stanton said she and her mother
were both involved in Susan G.
Komen for the Cure before her
mothers diagnosis.
It really helped because when
she was diagnosed she already
had a support group around her,
Stanton said.
Stanton said her mother had
been in remission from the cancer
for several years now. She said her
mothers struggle was an inspira-
tion to her on and off the field.
If she can handle everything
shes gone through then I can han-
dle anything they throw at me out
here, Stanton said.
Stantons mother, Connie, will
throw the first pitch at the soft-
ball game against Oklahoma at 1
p.m. Saturday at Arrocha Ballpark.
Both teams will wear pink-and-
white jerseys in support of the days
events. Connie Stanton said she
was excited about participating
in the events. After undergoing
a mastectomy, she was diagnosed
with melanoma, which she fought
for several months.
As of last week, I finished my
treatment and Im a new person,
Connie Stanton said. I feel great.
She said she had been involved
in breast cancer awareness for
more than ten years and that she
hoped others would take up the
cause because the disease affected
so many people.
I can handle it, Connie Stanton
said. I dont worry as much for
myself as I do for my daughter and
generations to follow.
Fesmire said she was a soph-
omore in high school when her
mother was diagnosed with breast
cancer. Her mother entered remis-
sion in 2005. Fesmire said her
mothers battle with cancer was
especially difficult because she was
diagnosed shortly after Fesmires
grandfather died. Fesmire said
What: FreeCycle event
When: Drop of items
Sunday from noon to 5
p.m. Items can be acquired
Monday from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m.
cost: Everything is free
Where: Lot 94 at Memo-
rial Stadium
ryan mcgeeney/kansan
ku softball teammembers ally stanton, st. louis junior outfelder, and kolby
fesmire, round rock, texas sophomore shortstop, have both been personally afected
by breast cancer both Stanton and Fesmires mothers are survivors of the disease. Saturday,
Stantons mother will throwthe frst pitch at The Pink Diamond Challenge.
Two weekend events support breast cancer awareness
sodium surplus
Adults over the age of 20 should
limit their intake of sodium to 1,500
milligrams a day, the Centers for
Disease Control and Preventions
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
Report published in 2009. Some
foods could fulfill that limit in
one meal. A McDonalds Big
Mac contains 1007 milli-
grams, a piece
of Pizza Huts Meat Lovers, 840
Adrienne Baxter, registered
dietitian and instructor at the
School of Allied Health, said the
minimum amount of sodium
needed in a healthy diet was about
500 milligrams, which she said was
also the maximum amount people
should consume in one meal.
When I think about young
adults, I think about how poor
they are at judging what theyre
eating, Baxter said, noting that
Ramen noodles, a food synony-
mous with college life, has as many
as 800 milligrams of sodium per
package. She said it was
difficult for people to
understand the risks
of consuming too
much sodium
because the effects werent always
The American Heart Association
advocates lowering sodium intake
to reduce the risks of high blood
pressure, heart attack, stroke and
kidney failure. It is estimated that
one in three Americans has high
blood pressure.
An interim goal of no more
than 2,300 milligrams daily might
be more realistic, because the cur-
rent American food supply makes
reducing sodium consumption
to less than 1,500 milligrams a
day difficult, the American Heart
Association stated on their Web
I dont put salt on my food
because I know its already loaded
with salt, Celeste Clayton, Dallas
freshman, said. Clayton said she
didnt read labels, but KU Dining
posted nutritional information in
Mrs. Es, including sodium con-
tents for certain dishes.
According to the American
Heart Association, table salt is
40 percent sodium by weight.
Sodium assists the body in
transporting fluid between
cells and helps nerves
transport signals for
muscle movement.
The CDC reported that the
average American 2-year-old con-
sumed about 3,439 milligrams of
salt each day, which was 1,339 mil-
ligrams more than the maximum
2,300 milligrams an adult should
Patricia Denning, senior staff
physician at Watkins Memorial
Health Center, said sodium over-
load could prevent healthy kidney
secretion. Denning also said that
people developed a taste for salt
that eventually made them likely
to consume more salt in order to
The American Heart Association
claims that salt added during food
preparation only accounted for 5
percent of the average
Americans salt
i nt a ke .
T h e
other 95 percent was usually
added to products for preserving
To make up for the loss of fla-
vor, food processors will increase
the sodium to make the products
more flavorful, Baxter said.
Baxter said salt was a hard habit
to kick and people needed to give
themselves about two months to
let their taste buds adjust if they
were considering exercising mod-
For more information about
how to shake the habit, visit The
American Heart Associations Web
site at
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see 5k on Page 6a
see freecycle on Page 6a
View a map of the route
for Saturdays 5K run at
Photo Illustration by Jerry wang/kansan
the Centers for disease Control and Prevention reported that an average adult should limit their sodiumintake to 1,500 milligrams a day. The average 2-year-old consumes 3,439 milligrams a day.
should you shake the salt habit?
Considerable health
risks arise from high
sodium levels in food
NEWS 2A friday, april 10, 2009
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its rock n roll or reggae, sports
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For more
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Also, check out KUJH online at
Tell us your news.
Contact Brenna Hawley, Tara
Smith, Mary Sorrick, Brandy
Entsminger, Joe Preiner or
Jesse Trimble at (785) 864-4810
Kansan newsroom
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1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
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In the history of KU mens
basketball, prior to the Bill
Self era, four athletes have left
school early for the pros. Dur-
ing the Bill Self era, four players
have left for the pros.
One does not simply walk
into Mordor.
The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship
of The Rings
Want to know what people
are interested in? Heres a
list of the top fve items from
1. Football player hit by SUV,
2. University hosts aware-
ness event tonight
3. Anticipation is always bet-
ter than reality
4. Lineman in good condi-
tion following incident
5. Club baseball team splits
against Missouri state
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The Korean Ceramic Surface
Design Techniques (in Korean)
lecture will begin at 2 p.m. in
the Ceramic Studio in the Art
and Design Building.
The Long Walk of the
Northern Cheyennes in
History and Memory seminar
will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the
Seminar Room in Hall Center.
The Electrochemistry in
Nanopores and Ion Channel
Biosensors seminar will begin
at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1 in
Malott Hall.
The TGIF social event will
begin at 4 p.m. in the Adams
Alumni Center.
The Snyder Book Collecting
Contest will begin at 5:30 p.m.
in Watson Library.
1. War not afecting auto
industry, gas prices in Iraq
BAGHDAD Business, not
bombs, is booming at Baghdad
car dealerships, as well-heeled
Iraqis are indulging in a passion
long out of reach spify, new
That may make Baghdad
one of the few cities worldwide
where the auto industry is doing
relatively well at least com-
pared to the worst of the war,
when sales were stagnant.
And unlike elsewhere in the
world, gas prices about $1.52
a gallon arent much of a
deterrent to those Iraqis eager
and able to catch up with the
good life behind the wheel of a
new car.
2. Two people found guilty
of killing 17 are executed
BEIJING China executed two
members of a Muslim minority
on Thursday after fnding the
men guilty of killing 17 police.
The men carried out an attack
last year in the countrys far west
that Beijing said was an attempt
to sabotage the Beijing Olympics.
3. Captain held captive by
pirates to safeguard crew
NAIROBI, Kenya FBI hostage
negotiators joined U.S. Navy
eforts Thursday to free an
American cargo ship captain held
captive by Somali pirates.
The pirates tried to hijack the
U.S.-fagged Maersk Alabama on
Wednesday, but Capt. Richard
Phillips thwarted their takeover
by telling his crew of about 20 to
lock themselves in a room, the
crew told stateside relatives.
The crew later overpowered
some of the pirates, but Phillips
surrendered himself to the ban-
dits to safeguard his crew, and at
least four of them fed with him
to an enclosed lifeboat, the rela-
tives said.
4. Liquid morphine on
market not FDA approved
NEW YORK The Food and
Drug Administration says it has
changed its mind about pulling a
liquid morphine painkiller of the
Last week, the FDA said it was
ordering that medicine of the
market because they had never
been government-approved.
But on Thursday, FDA ofcial Dr.
Douglas Throckmorton told The
Associated Press that the mor-
phine liquid would be allowed to
remain on the market.
5. Man paid $600,000;
defense acts in bad faith
MIAMI A federal judge repri-
manded prosecutors and ordered
the U.S. government Thursday
to pay a defendant more than
$600,000, saying members of the
mans defense team had been se-
cretly recorded in a questionable
witness-tampering investigation.
In a strongly worded opinion,
U.S. District Judge Alan S. Gold
said three prosecutors and a Drug
Enforcement Administration
agent acted in bad faithin the
case of Dr. Ali Shaygan, who was
acquitted in March of 141 counts
of illegally prescribing painkillers.
6. E. coli outbreak causes
one death, many illnesses
extensive investigation has failed
to determine how E. coli bacteria
was introduced into a northeast-
ern Oklahoma restaurant linked
to hundreds of illnesses and one
death, the state health board said
in a report.
But the report said that since
no specimen of the bacteria was
found in the restaurant, investi-
gators couldnt determine how it
was introduced or spread.
Associated Press
Type of Restaurant: American,
Overall star rating: 5 out of 5
Signature Dish: Grass-fed Only
Beef Burger $6, Veggie Burger $6
Tastes like: Backyard Burger, but
Price range: $5-$10
What I ate: Grass-fed Only Bufalo
Burger (with real cheddar cheese)
$7, Sweet Potato Fries $2.75,
Cup of Bufalo Chili $3.75, Grilled
Cheddar Cheese Sandwich $4
Review: Someone may be skepti-
cal of a healthy burger. I sure
was. I thought, A healthy burger?
Sounds like a beer without the
buzz. But what I didnt know is
that at Local Burger, you dont
need the grease and unhealthy
ingredients that normally come
along with the All-American meal.
They do organic right.
Local Burger serves meals
with all local ingredients, taking
pride in letting customers know
that a tasty burger doesnt have
to be unhealthy. All the meat,
veggies, and other good stuf
are homegrown or locally raised.
The bufalo meat is from right
here in Lawrence, the beef from
Baldwin City. Any thought that
these burgers might be bland or
tired, like other organic food, is
forgotten when you bite into it. It
is a wonderful mix between the
homemade grill and the fast-food
They serve plenty of other
dishes, too. I tried the grilled
cheese and it was simple but
And the Bufalo Chili, it stands
alone as possibly the best in Law-
rence. Regardless of what
you order, you know that
you are eating healthier, and that
in itself is a diferent feeling; a new
Editedby SamSpeer
Local Burger
714 Vermont St.
BY andrew rogers
Andrew Rogers/KANSAN
Journalism professor
takes director job at Iowa
The University of Iowa
announced Wednesday its
appointment of David D.
Perlmutter, a KU journalism
professor, as the director of its
School of Journalism and Mass
I am confdent David will
maintain and enhance the
scholarly profle of our school
while ensuring that our profes-
sional journalism and mass
communication programs
continue to refect the impor-
tant changes taking place in
media, Linda Maxson, dean of
the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences at Iowa said in a press
Perlmutter has also been
named a CLAS Starch Faculty
Fellow, which recognizes and
supports the work of out-
standing senior faculty whose
research focuses on psycho-
logical issues related to com-
Brianne Pfannenstiel
student senate
Campus media debate
rescheduled for Monday
Campus media will hold
a Student Senate debate
The University Daily Kansan,
KUJH-TV and KJHK planned to
host the debate, their second
annual, last Monday, but the
event was cancelled because
of security concerns.
The debate will be held at
1:30 p.m. Monday in the KUJH-
TV news studio, on the second
foor of the Robert J. Dole
institute of Politics. It will be
broadcasted on KUJH-TV, Sun-
fower channel 31, and posted
in full at
We feel its important
to provide a forum where
students can discuss issues,
said Yelena Pavlik, Plano, Texas,
senior and managing editor for
Alexandra Garry
student senate
Subcommittee passes
fees at proposed amounts
Student Senate approved the
fee recommendations made by
the fee review subcommittee at
its meeting Wednesday. All fees
passed at their originally pro-
posed amounts, despite amend-
ments made during the fnance
meeting last week.
Last week Alex Porte, Great
Falls, Va., junior and student
senator, amended the bill so it
would no longer decrease fund-
ing to the campus media fee and
instead take 25 cents from the
newspaper readership program.
Both fees were amended back to
their original amounts of $4 and
$3.75 respectively.
The only other changes de-
bated at the meeting were to the
campus sustainability fee. The
fee was decreased from $1.25 to
25 cents with an added stipula-
tion that the fee be used only to
fund campus projects and not
educational events.
Brianne Pfannenstiel
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news 3A Friday, april 10, 2009
Student GroupS
Festival ofers a taste and more of Japanese culture
The Japanese Student
Association is bringing a little bit
of Japan to Kansas this Saturday
with the Japan Festival.
Miho Hayakama, president of
JSA, said the festival would dem-
onstrate daily Japanese life, with
performances displaying both
traditional and modern Japanese
culture and hands-on workshops.
Hayakama said workshops would
include learning to fold origami,
writing calligraphy, tea ceremo-
nies and a fortune teller.
This is a kind of cultural intro-
duction, Hayakama said. This is
a good chance to know an Eastern
culture and it is a good chance to
meet other people interested in
Japanese culture.
Hayakama, Chiba, Japan, senior,
said the traditional dances in the
performance would focus on dif-
ferent regions of
Japan. The per-
formances will
include a tradi-
tional Okinawan
dance called Eisa,
and Yosakoi,
which is a dance
style that devel-
oped in southern
Japan in the 1950s
that combines
traditional Japanese dance moves
with modern music.
The performances will include
a main skit to explain a part of
Japanese culture.
Erik Christensen, 2008 gradu-
ate from Wichita, said the main
skit in last years performance was
based on Who Wants to be a
Millionaire, but this years skit
was called Vertical Relationships.
Christensen said this
years skit would
show how people
who are younger
have to show respect
to people who are
older in Japanese
society in various sit-
uations. He said the
skits would teach a
real part of Japanese
culture while incor-
porating comedy, and some of
the skits would exaggerate how
extremely polite younger people
are to their elders.
As part of the series of per-
formances, Christensen said he
would act out a single-person nar-
ration called Rakugo, a tradi-
tional Japanese comedy routine
where the actor portrays several
characters using old Japanese lan-
guage, with a punch line at the
We want people to watch in
order to learn just a little more
about Japanese culture than they
knew before, Christensen said.
Charles Stern, Topeka senior
and a public relations officer for
the festival, said the purpose of the
workshops was to give students a
hands-on cultural experience.
This will help get people
involved and they will learn more
about Japanese culture, Stern said.
You get a more hands-on experi-
ence, rather than just sitting back
and watching.
Hayakama said the dinner held
after the workshops would focus
on typical Japanese countryside
food. Hayakama said the din-
ner would include a sweet potato
tempura that was more common
for Japanese people than stereo-
typical sushi.
(Tempura) is one of the
most popular foods in Japan,
Hayakama said. It is more pop-
ular than sushi. This is more
Christensen said the goal of
the festival was to get people inter-
ested in Japanese culture and to
watch and participate to get to
know Japan better than they did
We live in an international soci-
ety now, everything is connected,
Christensen said. Its a chance to
broaden your worldview.
Edited by Casey Miles
Japan FeStival
Who: Japanese Student As-
When: Saturday, April 11
Where: Stage performances
will be in Woodruf Audito-
rium, Kansas Union
Workshops will be in The Big
12 room, Kansas Union
Dinner will be in the Ecumeni-
cal Christian Ministries
Stage performances from 2:30
to 5:30
Workshops from 5:30 to 7:30
Dinner from 7:30 to 9:30
KU Drumline to perform
at Royals home opener
The KU drumline always
watches the rest of the Marching
Jayhawks sprint down the steps
of Memorial Stadium for football
pre-game shows. But tonight the
drumline will have the privilege
of running down the steps on
the frst and third baselines of
Kaufman Stadium for the Kan-
sas City Royals home opener.
The drumline will take the
feld at 3:10 p.m. with drumlines
from three area high schools for
a pregame cadence. The per-
formance will be preceded by
freworks, and will be followed
by a dance team made up of
local dance groups.
This event is to celebrate not
only the home opener, but to
celebrate the fnish of numerous
great improvements to Kauf-
man Stadium, Andy Jackson,
Overland Park sophomore, said.
Jackson, a section leader of
the KU drumline, said the group
was asked to perform in the
mass drumline and had two
rehearsals in the refurbished
stadium. Jackson said the idea
of traveling back and forth to
Kansas City, Mo., didnt discour-
age the drumline from the
unique opportunity to play at
the recently renovated Kaufman
We were responsible for driv-
ing ourselves to the stadium all
three days, but that didnt turn
anyone of to the idea of playing
for the Royals home opener,
Jackson said.
The next performance for the
KU winter drumline will take
place at Memorial Stadium just
one day after its Royals perfor-
mance for Saturdays spring
football game at 2 p.m.
Mike Amyx, Aron Cromwell,
and Lance Johnson were elect-
ed to Lawrence city commission
Tuesday evening.
Heres what the elected city
commissioners plan to do to help
KU and the student population.
Mike aMyx
I suppose the biggest thing
is continue to work with KU on
Wheels. We try to put together
and coordinate a transportation
system between the T system that
we have here in Lawrence. I think
thats one of the biggest ways we
can help. The financial assistance
that we got through the sales tax
bill passed back
in November
coupled with
the stimulus
funds to help us
buy new buses,
the work thats
being done
through the
joint consultant
to help with bus
routes now. I think that is one
of the best ways we can work as
a community both with KU stu-
dents and the city of Lawrence and
working on transportation needs
for the future.
aron CroMWell
Job opportunities are a huge
part of it and one of the big things
Im going to be focused on right
away is increasing the number
of living wage jobs that we have
in Lawrence. I really would love
to see our KU games not be held
out of town, as
far as in Kansas
City. Our home
games being
out of town,
that hurts us,
thats sort of a
KU issue. Ive
talked a little
bit here about
living condi-
tions, rental registration. That sort
of thing is an important issue as
well and I want to help encourage
the livability of our residences for
students. Im very much in favor
of increasing bicycle friendliness
of our city; were getting kind of
mid-grade marks on that, which
is better than nothing, but theres
some room that we have to go. I
got around almost exclusively on
a bicycle when I was at KU and I
think theres still a lot of that going
lanCe JohnSon
Well I think the biggest impact
that I could do and its some-
thing I ran my campaign on we
need to be focused on getting jobs
going here in Lawrence and attract-
ing new jobs. I think that provides
more opportunities for students
on either a short-term or part-
time basis, to
have a job to
work while
theyre going
to school or
ul t i mat e l y
they can
g r a d u a t e
and be able
to live here
in Lawrence instead of having to
move away. So that really goes
back to building up a tax base
through jobs, and I think with
the new chancellor coming in, it
presents a real opportunity for the
city and KU to sit down and talk
about what can the city do to help
KU as well as the students and Im
open to that.
Edited by Casey Miles
Commissioners detail ideas for KU
lawrence City Commission
Candidate votes %
Mike Amyx 5,564 22.1
Aron Cromwell 3,982 15.8
Lance Johnson 3,572 14.2
Price Banks 3,413 13.6
James Bush 3,241 12.9
Gwen Klingenberg 2,470 9.8
Dennis Constance 2,204 8.8
Tom Johnson 700 2.8
public School Board results
Candidate votes %
Mark Bradford 3,661 18.7
Vanessa Sanburn 3,596 18.4
Bob Byers 3,055 15.6
Tom Hartley 2,426 12.4
Thom Hepford 2,399 12.3
Michael Riley 1,736 8.9
Michael Pomes 1,641 8.4
John Mitchell 1,030 5.3
Making music on Mass
Caleb Sommerville/KANSAN
Danielle Comstock, Lawrence resident, plays her ukelele on Massachusetts Street on April 8. She said she plays on Mass St. just to be
outside and to make a little money, too.
NEW YORK South Park
may have accomplished the impos-
sible getting Kanye West to
check his ego.
The Comedy Central show
skewered the famously self-impor-
tant rapper Wednesday night,
painting him as a narcissist so out
of touch with reality he couldnt
take a (politically incorrect) joke.
Wests love of himself and his
work has been almost as integral
to his image as his music: Just
last year, he told The Associated
Press that he was the voice of this
generation. Also recently, he was
quoted as saying his greatest regret
was not being able to see himself
perform live.
Yet, on his blog Thursday, West
appeared chastened, and ready to
turn over a new leaf.
In typical all-caps mode,
he wrote: SOUTH PARK
West said that he started strok-
ing his ego long ago to build up his
self esteem but he now realizes
he needs to GET PAST MYSELF.
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10 is the easiest day, 0 the
most challenging.
Aries (March21-April 19)
Today is a 7
Your labors have been produc-
tive. Caution is still required.
You have enough for now, but
if you want to have enough for
tomorrow, youll have to spend
carefully. No more throwing
your money around.
TAurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
Youll fnd it easier to express
your thoughts in words for the
next few weeks. Youve been
holding back, but now theres no
time for that. The others are apt
to do something foolish if you
dont speak up.
GeMini (May 21-June 21)
Today is a 7
In the next few weeks, you
should see a goal youd really
like to achieve. This might be
a promotion or better job. You
can qualify. Get your paperwork
together, and apply.
CAnCer (June 22-July 22)
Today is a 7
Relax with your favorite people
this weekend, starting as soon
as possible. Youve lost a few
and won a few this week, but
the outcome looks good. Visit
an interesting place, as a way of
rewarding yourself.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 7
Itll be a little easier to save
money for a while. Its also easier
to borrow. What will you do with
this newfound wealth? Leave it
right where it is. Keep paying of
the debt youve acquired.
VirGo (Aug. 23-sept. 22)
Today is a 6
There is something you could
get to make your work easier
and improve the quality. You
know what it is, too. Youll also
have to learn how to use it. You
can, if you decide you will.
LibrA (sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is a 7
Do you need a little more
revenue? No problem. Youre
a creative person, right? Build
something awesome that you
can sell, at a proft. Dont forget
that last part.
sCorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is a 7
Youre gaining strength and wis-
dom. Theres still a lot of work to
be done, but now you have as-
sistance. Establish your authority
early, so it isnt questioned. You
dont have time for that.
sAGiTTArius(nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Something you set as a low
priority has risen in status. Youd
better do it soon or itll become
an emergency. You hate it when
that happens, so stop procras-
CApriCorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 6
Youre eager to take action. You
fnally can do something fun
that youve had to delay. Youve
had to put this of for so long, itll
be especially sweet. Take joy in
simple pleasures.
AquArius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
A new supervisor is going to
require diferent regulations.
Some are anticipated, some
are surprises. Stay cool, even if
youre worried. Never let them
see you sweat.
pisCes (Feb. 19-March20)
Today is a 7
Youre gaining confdence as
you realize youre in a good posi-
tion. Have a quiet celebration as
you pay of another debt. Take
a virtual vacation this weekend,
through good food, music and
Drew Stearns
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Jason Hafich
THe neXT pAneL
Nicholas Sambaluk
WorKinG TiTLe
Sara Mac
Katie Holmes and others
to show at D.C. concert
LOS ANGELES Katie Holmes
is headed back to the stage, this
time for the annual Memorial Day
weekend concert in Washington,
Holmes and actor Gary Sinise
are among the stars confrmed for
the event, set for Sunday, May 24.
The wife of Tom Cruise along
with actress Dianne Weist will
team up to read one veterans per-
sonal story. Those readings have
been based on veterans letters
home in past concerts.
The concert will include ap-
pearances by Laurence Fishburne,
Katharine McPhee, Trace Adkins,
former Secretary of State Colin
Powell and Broadway stars Brian
Stokes Mitchell and Colm Wilkin-
The show will be broadcast live
on PBS.
Spears storms of stage
because of pot smokers
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
The new and improved Britney
Spears apparently isnt a fan of
cigarette smoke or any other
kind of smoke, for that matter
while shes performing.
The 27-year-old pop star left
the stage for about 30 minutes
during a concert in Vancouver
on Wednesday night, apparently
because of smoke in the audience.
According to The Vancouver
Sun, Spears concert was halted
about 15 minutes into her per-
formance, and an announcer told
concertgoers to put out their ciga-
rettes. Some audience members
grew impatient while waiting for
Spears and her troupe to return to
the stage, the Sun reported.
After she returned and ended
the show, Spears who has
been to rehab and is on the
comeback trail after a long stretch
of troubles told the crowd,
Dont smoke weed.
Spears publicist, Holly Shakoor,
issued a statement apologiz-
ing to fans about the delay. The
statement said crew members
above the stage became ill due to
a ventilation issue.
Spears began her Circustour
of the United States, Canada
and England on March 3 in New
Associated Press
NEW YORK Joaquin, you
have competition.
In a radio appearance reminis-
cent of Davids Lettermans recent
interview with
rapper Joaquin
Phoenix, Billy
Bob Thornton
gave a puz-
zling and dif-
ficult interview
Appeari ng
on CBC radio, the Canadian public
broadcaster, Thornton evaded simple
questions and criticized the host for
mentioning his movie background.
Thornton appeared on the show
with his band, the Boxmasters, who
are on tour with Willie Nelson.
When host Jian Ghomeshi asked
Thornton when the band formed,
Thornton said: I dont know what
youre talking about.
Thornton mostly gave brief,
sometimes monosyllabic, answers.
Asked what music he listened to
when he was young, Thornton spoke
about reading the magazine Famous
Monsters of Filmland.
The actor took offense when
Ghomeshi suggested he was pas-
sionate about music.
Would you say that to Tom
Petty? asked Thornton.
Thornton eventually made it clear
that he was angry with Ghomeshi for
his introduction.
Ghomeshi began the show intro-
ducing the band by focusing on
their music and prodigious out-
put in less than two years. He did,
though, introduce Thornton as an
Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor
and director.
You were instructed not to talk
about ... like that, said Thornton,
using an expletive.
Ghomeshi, whos also in the band
Moxy Fruvous, replied that he was
just giving context. The host said
he was pleased to simply talk about
music and pointed out Thorntons
band was getting attention partially
because of the career hes had.
Billy Bob bites back about
his band, the Boxmasters
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By ted frederickson
ne funky piece of art cap-
tivated my wife and me
during a recent visit to
the Pompidou Centre, a modern
art museum in Paris. Created by
Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, the
29-foot-long airplane constructed
mostly of bamboo hung from the
ceiling, with four whirring electric
fans (where propellers should be)
blowing streams of paper back-
wards, simulating flight.
We were puzzled by its title,
Bon Voyage: 10,000 Collectables
from the airport, 2004, until we
noticed light reflecting from pieces
of metal embedded in the plane.
When we looked closer, we saw
scissors, toenail trimmers, cork-
screws, box cutters, hunting knives
and other forbidden items that the
exhibit explained had been seized
from passengers boarding flights
at the Sao Paulo, Brazil, airport.
The exhibit was lacking in color,
except for familiar rectangles of red
throughout the wings and fuse-
lage the ubiquitous Swiss Army
Knives that many men carry. I felt
mine as I stared up at hundreds
forever orphaned from their own-
ers pockets.
Little did I realize that three
weeks later, I would be approach-
ing the metal detector and X-ray
machines at the airport in Malta,
fumbling through my pocket for
boarding pass and passport, feeling
instead (to my horror) my trea-
sured Swiss Army Knife. Normally,
I take great care to put my knife in
checked luggage, where it is legal.
Ive carried the same knife since
college, using it to open good beers
(they dont have twist-offs), make
quick repairs with its Phillips and
regular screwdrivers, or cut up fruit
and cheese for impromptu picnics
with my wife.
With the baggage already
checked, and the Ryanair flight
that would take us back to the
Venice-Treviso airport already
loading, I quickly whispered my
situation to my wife. She expressed
sympathy for my impending loss,
then panic when I informed her
that I was determined to find a
way to slip it through security. She
had visions of the metal detector
going off as I walked through, or
of the uniformed woman intently
studying carry on bags as they trav-
eled through the X-ray, nodding
ominously to an armed policeman
nearby and pointing at me.
I needed a plan to fool airport
security not to smuggle a
weapon onboard for evil purposes,
but to avoid losing a knife that
accompanied and served me well
for 39 years. I veered away from the
line to the last bathroom outside
the gate. I knew I couldnt keep
the knife in my pocket, because
even a small belt buckle will set
off the metal detector. So I opened
my suitcase, took out my metal-
rimmed sunglasses, aligned my
knife against the thick top rim of
the glasses, then slid them tightly
back into the case. I carefully posi-
tioned the case so that when the
suitcase passed through the X-ray
machine, the thin edge of the knife
matched the rim of the glasses
rather than showing the outline of
the blades.
When I returned to the line
waiting at the security checkpoint,
Merrilee, my wife, gave me the
look that husbands know means
disapproval. This look had an
added p.s. with an exclamation
point: You are on your own, Bud,
and would you please keep some
distance from me!
I took off my shoes, watch, ring
and belt; emptied the keys, coins
and wallet from my pockets and
loaded them along with my jacket
into the plastic tray; then set the
tray on the conveyor, followed by
my suitcase carefully positioned
on its side.
As I watched my wife collect
her things on the other side of the
conveyor belt and quickly walk
away, I stepped through the metal
detector, then watched from the
other side as the woman stopped
the conveyor, studied the screen for
one long moment then let my
suitcase pass through.
As I loaded my suitcase into the
storage compartment above my
seat, I couldnt help thinking about
the message the artist sent with
his clever piece at the Pompidou.
While those 10,000 collectables
(including hundreds of Swiss Army
knives like mine) never made it
onto their flights, they flew again
aboard his bamboo plane. My knife
beat the odds and flew Ryanair to
Venice. It is still in my pocket.

Ted Frederickson is a KU
professor of journalism who
is teaching in Paderno del
Grappa, Italy, this semester.
He now acknowledges that
his wife was right. He does
NOT recommend that others
follow his lead.
friday, april 10, 2009 paGE 5a
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how to submit a lEttEr to thE Editor
fter the torturous week
of finals has ended in
mid-May, many students
prepare for a summer of freedom.
Traveling, employment and mov-
ing home are just a few options
for young adults during the three
months between the spring and
fall semesters. Except for a select
group, who choose to return to
class a mere two weeks after fin-
ishing finals.
The idea of summer school
receives an instant cringe and an
astonished Why would you do
that? from many students. But
the fact of the matter is, there are
numerous reasons for taking a
course over the break, and doing
so doesnt have to be as painful as
many imagine. As someone who
took classes the past two sum-
mers, and as a strong advocate for
them, I can personally speak of
the benefits.
Ill start with the most obvi-
ous its one less class youll
have to take during the semester.
But aside from just knocking
out some credit hours in June
and July, consider the small time
frame. Summer courses meet for
longer class periods than those
in fall or spring, but they are
also completely finished in two
months. Imagine being done with
a course youve been dreading
in half the amount of time. I, for
example, was avoiding a particu-
lar English class I am required
to take for graduation. However,
I can guarantee spending two
class periods talking about Native
American origin stories was far
less painful than spending two
full weeks on it. If there is a sub-
ject you really cant stand, sucking
it up and taking it during sum-
mer may be a huge relief.
Summer courses also provide
a little more leeway for students
during the semester. This past
semester, I enrolled in a non-
Western course that was way
over my head. By February it was
obvious that Chinese emperors
and I were not gelling. I was
able to drop the course without
getting behind on credit hours,
because of past summer courses.
Also, Ill let you in on a secret.
Dont apply this to every course,
but, though they cover material
more quickly, I have found sum-
mer school courses to be much
easier than those during the regu-
lar semester. As long as you keep
up on your work, youll likely be
pleasantly surprised.
Summer classes dont have
to cramp your style, either. The
University has many options for
class times, including some that
meet only twice a week, or last
for only one month. Students
can still easily hold a job and
travel. A local community college
may be an option if you plan on
moving home for the summer.
If youre really worried about
the time constraints of summer
courses, consider online classes.
Many universities offer them,
and Barton County Community
College in particular is quite pop-
ular among KU students. Always
remember to check whether
your course will transfer to the
University to avoid frustration
down the road.
When youre making your
plans this summer be sure to
consider summer school. The
pros definitely outweigh the cons,
and Mom and Dad will likely be
impressed with your initiative
and responsibility.
Buser is a Columbia, Ill.,
junior in journalism and
ediTOriAL cArTOOn
n n n
Oh Free for All, why does
enrollment have to be so
n n n
To whomever is starting their
own personal woodshop/
chainsaw testing factory on
the fourth foor of GSP: You
WILL go down.
n n n
Everyone in the ofce is
wearing pink and black. It
looks like a bottle of Pepto
Bismol exploded.
n n n
There is a centipede breakout
on our foor. Watch out! They
see you when youre sleeping.
They fnd you. No one is safe.
Run for your lives!
n n n
Thanks, ResNet, for sucking
as usual.
n n n
My roommate went to the
ATM to take out $50. When
it said you can take out
increments of only $20, she
proceeded to take out three
separate $20 withdrawals.
n n n
Dumping my small trash can
into a larger one made me
realize how truly pointless
landflls are.
n n n
Why not a Rock Band: Smurfs
while were at it? No way. Get
real. Not once, not neva.
n n n
One month until Star Trek!
Oh, and until I turn 20.
n n n
How can we call it defense
spending if were spending it
on wars in foreign countries
that we started?
n n n
The Anschutz demon just
swallowed me again on this
beautiful day
n n n
Hannah Montana is playing at
midnight at Town Center. And
I already have my ticket.
n n n
You know how you sit down
and take time to plan out your
schedule so that every class
is when you want it and your
schedule is perfect on paper?
Yeah, then you go online and
enroll and end up having 8
oclock classes every day!
n n n
Thank you, death stairs from
Malott to campus, for giving
me sexy, sculpted calves.
Youre my best workout every
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, and youre free!
n n n
Dear Delta Chi: Normally I
mock frat guys for blasting
music out their windows, but
the fact that Im on a boat
was blaring when I walked by
today pretty much made my
n n n
To frat guys: Its almost Easter
and you fnally have a good
excuse for the color of your
sTudenT LiFe
GuesT cOLuMn
bon voyage to my knife
Take a second look
at summer school
richEllE busEr
ediTOriAL cArTOOn
FrOM iLLinOis
Waiting for real change
By dalton McGee
Southern Illinois U.
Daily Egyptian
et me say up front that I
voted for President Obama
in hopes of change from
the eight-year presidential fiasco
we found ourselves in. But, every
day I read something that is more
and more frighteningly similar to
Bush-era policies.
First off, Obama is refusing to
rescind the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act, which guaran-
tees telecommunications agen-
cies such as AT&T and Verizon
retroactive immunity for giving
all your text messages, phone
calls and anything else you use
your phone for to the National
Security Agency, regardless of
keywords. He said he would
vote against FISA before the elec-
tion and many top Democrats
have criticized him for this
In that same vein, hes continu-
ing warrantless domestic spying
inherent with FISA, even though
he claimed to be against the U.S.
Patriot Act, which allows not only
domestic spying but many more
seemingly unconstitutional activi-
ties. Hes also refusing to repeal
parts of that act that are deemed
unconstitutional by many promi-
nent law professors and other
professionals. Again, this was
done pre-election, even though
during the primaries he promised
Hes using rendition as a tool
to fight terror. Rendition is the
secret abduction and questioning
of terror suspects, which these
days could be just about anyone.
And the newest piece of
information: Just as in the Bush
administration, anything dubbed
a state secret cannot be used
against the federal government.
So what do we have left in
a world where Democrats and
Republicans, despite their gleam-
ing oratory, are still politicians?
Change We Can Believe In,
NEWS 6A friday, april 10, 2009
she was motivated to become
involved with breast cancer
awareness after witnessing her
mothers struggle.
It affected my family, so its
just that much more important
to me, Fesmire said.
All proceeds raised at the two
events will go toward Lawrence
Memorial Hospitals Breast
Center and the KU Cancer
Stefani Gerson, coordina-
tor of student programs for
the KU Alumni Association, said
she helped start the event three
years ago when she was a graduate
student working in the Student
Involvement and Leadership
Basically, there was already
a breast cancer awareness week,
but I wanted it to be bigger and
grander because this is very
important to me.
Gerson said a member of her
immediate family was diagnosed
with breast cancer, which inspired
her to take up the cause.
Ever since I was a freshman in
college, its been a huge passion of
mine, she said.
The 5K race will take runners
all across campus, beginning and
ending at the Burge Union. The
first 275 registered runners will
receive free T-shirts, and local
businesses have donated prizes
for drawings. Participants can
pre-register on the Emily Taylor
Womens Resource Centers Web
site or the Athletics Departments
Web site. In addition to the race,
a one-mile non-competitive walk
will take place on campus.
Edited by Liz Schubauer
else had no use for them anymore,
Stanley said. Its important to
teach people to value things, and
to be creative. Someone elses trash
can be quite valuable.
Stanley said furniture, books,
sports equipment and appliances
were among the kinds of items
that would be accepted. He said he
hoped to see more unique items
dropped off as well.
Maybe some vintage T-shirts or
CDs, really anything goes, Stanley
said. Its whats great about it, you
can find anything and just leave it
up to creativity.
Stanley said it was important
for people not to drop off things
that needed to be properly
recycled, like broken electronics
or hazardous materials.
But other than that, if it works,
its fine, Stanley said.
Stanley said it was important
for students to be aware of the
opportunity so they would know
throwing things away was not
their only option.
Its really better than recycling
because someone can take
something you never use or
something thats sitting in your
closet waiting to be thrown away,
Stanley said.
Tyler Enders, Leawood
sophomore, said he was looking
forward to seeing the variety of
items that would be donated.
I think well really get a broad
range of things, Enders said. I
think a lot of things will be stuff
we never thought would show
Enders said community
members would also be able to
donate and take items from the
Hopefully students will really
benefit from it, Enders said.
Stanley said any leftover
items would be donated to local
Lawrence charities, like the United
Way or Goodwill.
Edited by Justin Leverett
(continued from 1A)
(continued from 1A)
Jayhawks for
a Cure 5k raCe
wheN: 10 a.m. Saturday at
the Burge Union
registration: Runners can
register online or at 9 a.m. at
the Burge Union before the
Cost: $15 for students and
$20 for the general public
PiNk DiamoND
what: Kansas softball team
vs. University of Oklahoma
time: 1 p.m. Saturday
where: Arrocha Ballpark
Cost: Free for KU students; $3
for anyone wearing pink; $5
for youths and senior citizens;
$8 for adults
Proceeds from both events will go towards Lawrence
Memorial Hospitals Breast Center and the KU Cancer Center.
Using underwear to create awareness
Hanging panties and boxer-
briefs outside Fraser Hall is just
one of the ways activist groups are
getting students attention about
Sexual Violence Awareness month.
Throughout the month of April,
the Commission on the Status of
Women, The Emily Taylor Womens
Resource Center and GaDuGi
Safecenter are hosting events to get
the word out about sexual violence,
and highlight resources available to
Tanner Wilbanks, Lawrence
senior and sexual assault aware-
ness coordinator for CSW, said that
while the University and GaDuGi
Safecenter had a multitude of mate-
rial providing information about
prevention and statistics, students
werent as active as they should be.
The resources are there, I just
dont know if students are aware
that they exist, Wilbanks said.
Annie McKay, assistant direc-
tor of the Emily Taylor Resource
Center, said while sexual violence
happened every day, students only
paid attention when an assault or
event launched the issue into the
The challenge becomes garner-
ing student interest the other 300
days of the year when its not on
the front page of the paper, McKay
McKay said one solution to the
lack of continual awareness was
flagging down students with eye-
catching programs like the panty-
line project, which allows students
to write their opinions of sexual
assault on underwear and paper
cutouts of panties and hang them
on a clothesline.
When you see a clothesline
full of underwear hanging ... youll
probably stop and see whats going
on, McKay said.
Other efforts to increase aware-
ness included briefings during
freshman orientation for both stu-
dents and parents.
The University also takes part
in awareness by publishing statis-
tics on campus crime in accordance
with the Jeanne Cleary Act.
The Cleary Act, formerly known
as the Campus Safety Act, requires
institutes of higher education to
disclose information about campus
crime and security policies. Because
the act is tied to participation in
federal financial aid programs it
applies to most public and private
Every year, schools have until
Oct. 1 to publish a report that con-
tains three years worth of campus
crime statistics and the policies
meant to deter crime on campus.
The report also extends to public
areas adjacent to campus. Reports
of sexual violence is one of the sta-
tistics required to be included in the
annual report.
Elise Higgins, Topeka junior and
CSW president, said it was a great
that the government implemented
policies concerning student safety.
Nothing is more important than
student safety, Higgins said.
Events this month include the
Pantyline project, the Jana Mackey
Distinguished Lecture Series and
Closeted Violence. For more infor-
mation, visit the Emily Taylor
Resource Center Web site at http://
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sexual VioleNCe
the Pantyline Project
April 27-30 on Jayhawk
Jana mackey Distin-
guished lecture series
Featuring Kim Gandy,
president of the National
Organization of Women
April 15, 7:30 p.m.
Dole Institute of Politics
Closeted Violence:
sexual assault in the
Queer Community
April 21, 12:30-1:30
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TimMaroney, Wichita junior, glances at a line of womens underwear strung between two trees on the lawn in front of Staufer-Flint Hall Friday
afternoon. The display was part of a project for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Institutions must publish an annual report disclosing
campus security policies and three years worth of selected crime
Institutions must make timely warnings to the campus
community about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to stu-
dents and employees.
Each institution with a police or security department must
have a public crime log.
The U.S. Department of Education centrally collects and
disseminates the crime statistics.
Campus community sexual assault victims are assured of
certain basic rights.
Institutions that fail to comply may be fned or lose eligibil-
ity to participate in federal student aid programs.
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While Kansas still waits to hear
about possible recruits, it lost two
players from last years recruit-
ing class. Kansas coach Bill Self
announced on Thursday that junior
guard Tyrone Appleton and fresh-
man forward Quintrell Thomas
will seek a transfer following the
spring semester.
During our season-ending
meetings, Tyrone and Quintrell
discussed their roles with me and
have expressed
their interest to
transfer, Self
said in a press
release. They
have chosen to
attend a uni-
versity where
they can have
e x p a n d e d
The announcement comes
amongst anticipation for the addi-
tion of Xavier Henry and/or Lance
Stephenson to next years recruit-
ing class.
Ap p l e t o n ,
a Gary, Ind.,
native, trans-
ferred from
M i d l a n d
(Texas) College
and failed to
crack Kansas
guard rotation.
He played in 21 games, including
the first-round NCAA tournament
game against North Dakota State,
and averaged 2.2 points per game.
Kansas has been a great experi-
ence, one that I will never forget,
Appleton said. I enjoyed my team-
mates, coaches and the fans. I am
just looking for more time on the
court and dont see it here. I want
to be able to have a solid senior
Thomas, 6-foot-8 forward from
Newark, N.J., scored a career-high
10 points against New Mexico
on Dec. 3. In 26 games he aver-
aged 5.4 minutes, 1.5 points and
two rebounds per game. Earlier
this season Thomas said he had
thoughts of transferring.
Kansas has been great with the
fans, my teammates and the tradi-
tion, Thomas said. I think by
transferring, I can find an expand-
ed role elsewhere. I want to thank
the basketball staff and adminis-
tration for the opportunity to play
at Kansas and have no ill feelings
toward the program.
Self had nothing but admiration
for the players on Thursday.
Tyrone and Quintrell played an
integral part of our success in win-
ning the Big 12 title and advancing
to the NCAA tournament Sweet
Sixteen this past season, Self said.
We, as a staff, know whoever gets
them will be getting good, hard-
working players. They have been
fabulous young men, good team-
mates and solid ambassadors for
the university.
Edited by Liz Schubauer
h, spring. The weather
is starting to warm up,
baseball season has
finally begun, and now the foot-
ball season is about to start. Yes,
the spring game, a staple of the
spring season for any collegiate
program, is scheduled for kick-
of 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at
Memorial Stadium. Te highly
glorifed scrimmage will give
fans a look ahead to the upcom-
ing season.
It tends to be a bigger deal
at football-crazed schools like
Georgia and Alabama, but theres
no reason Kansas fans cant get
excited for the spring game this
year. The Jayhawks are com-
ing off their two best consecu-
tive seasons in school history,
including two back-to-back bowl
victories. Now, with the spring
game, the hype can start for the
Jayhawks shot at a Big 12 North
Lets look a little more closely
at the division that Kansas could
take control of this season. Iowa
State, well, itll still be Iowa State.
Yes, they have some good young
talent, but the departure of head
coach Gene Chizik could leave
them near the bottom of the Big
Colorado has some turmoil
of its own with a possible quar-
terback battle leading up to next
season. Cody Hawkins no lon-
ger seems to be the apple of
head coach/dad Dan Hawkins
eye, and he may lose the start-
ing job. Isnt it about time? He
ran backwards 16 yards just to
get sacked for a safety against
Kansas last season. The Buffaloes
also lose defensive tackle George
Hypolite, who was a big factor
in their run defense last season.
Mark Colorado down for anoth-
er average season.
Kansas State is bringing back
coach Bill Snyder for another
shot at rebuilding the program,
men's BasketBall
Spring scrimmage
starts super season
Appleton and Thomas to transfer, looking to get more playing time
rules of the game
Football is back in session, at
least this Saturday, as the Jayhawks
take the field at Memorial Stadium
for their annual spring game.
The spring game, set for 2
p.m., is an important weekend
for recruits, said Brandon Blaney,
recruiting coordinator and assis-
tant offensive line coach.
The spring game is somewhat
similar to basketballs first practice
and Late Night in the Phog, Blaney
said. If theres an enthusiastic,
loud and large crowd, enthusiasm
certainly makes a good impact on
recruits decisions as they go.
Kansas has begun to cast
its recruiting net, so far offer-
ing scholarships to 60 prospects,
13 of whom have already orally
committed to other schools. For
the 5.7 percent of current high
school juniors who will pursue
Division-I college football, the
coming months will paint a better
picture as to where they stand in
the recruiting process.
Here is a closer look at the col-
lege football recruiting process:
senDing out
highlight film
For a recruit, the highlight film
is one of the first steps in the
process and can affect the type
of attention college coaches will
devote to a recruit.
Defensive back Tyler Patmon
said he started his recruiting pro-
cess by sending his junior-year
highlight film to about 40 schools.
Of the 40 schools, many sent letters
expressing interest in Patmons cor-
nerback skills, but only Iowa State
and Kansas sent offers.
Blaney said that Kansas received
well over 1,000 highlight and game
films every recruiting cycle, and
that each coach had a voice in
deciding which recruits to offer
scholarships to.
Its a collective effort, Blaney
said. There isnt one coach pull-
ing the trigger. Every single posi-
tion coach and coordinator has a
recruiting responsibility and has a
say in who we recruit, especially at
their position.
junior camPs
Colleges usually hold junior
camps in the spring or summer,
which allow a recruit to become
familiar with the school, coaches
and other recruits vying for schol-
arship offers. Kansas held its annu-
al junior day event Feb. 21, when
high school juniors were invited to
campus for an unofficial visit.
The number-one essential to
recruiting is wherever youre think-
ing about going, make sure you go
to a camp there, offensive lineman
Gavin Howard said. Because thats
how the coaches look at you, they
get to coach you, and you see how
they coach also.
contact from coaches
The NCAA permits coaches to
call recruits at any time throughout
the recruiting process, but there are
limitations on how often the coach
may call.
Its very stressful and strenuous
on a high school student because
its probably one of the biggest
decisions youll have to make,
safety Bradley McDougald said. It
may seem like a lot of fun having
coaches call your phone but after a
while it gets to be really repetitive.
The evaluation period, which
begins in May and continues until
signing day, is when coaches pri-
oritize players. Blaney said that
during the evaluation process,
coaches looked for progress from
the athletes junior to senior year
to determine whether the player
would continue to grow in the pro-
gram and eventually contribute at
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sPring game
Footballs spring game
will take place at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Memorial
Stadium. Admission will
be free to the public and
gates will open at 1 p.m.
Fans will receive a free
2009 magnet schedule.
The team is asking that
fans enter and sit on the
west side of the stadium.
The game will be broad-
cast on
as well as the Jayhawk
Radio Network, 610 AM
and 105.9 FM in Lawrence.
Metro Sports and Kansas
22 will televise the game.
Tulane Universitys tennis
team consists of only eight fresh-
men. No sophomores, juniors or
seniors just eight freshmen.
Four years ago, Tulane was
ranked No. 15 in the nation with
three ITA-ranked singles play-
ers and two ITA-ranked doubles
pairs. It finished the 2005 season
by winning its third consecutive
Conference USA title and mak-
ing its second consecutive trip to
the NCAA round of 16.
In August of that year,
Hurricane Katrina struck New
Orleans, causing massive destruc-
tion to the university, and because
of post-storm budget cuts, eight
of Tulanes 16 sports, including
tennis, were suspended.
This is the Green Waves first
tennis season since the sus-
pension, and, after assembling
a spring record of 10-10, it is
traveling to Lawrence today to
compete against the Jayhawks at
2 p.m. at First Serve Tennis, 5200
Clinton Parkway. With a new
coach Terri Sisk, Tulanes squad
of freshmen ranked among the
top 25 national signing classes
of 2008 by
is working to return to emi-
They are a rebuilding team
Upcoming match may hit
close to home for Wilbert
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Kansas freshman Ekaterina Morozova volleys against Kansas State at First Serve Tennis
April 8. The team's next match will come against Tulane, which just restarted its teamthis
year after the school suspended it and 15 other sports following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Football prospects start the NCAA-regulated process as high school juniors
Hospital releases player
after Sunday accident
Sophomore ofensive lineman
Ben Lueken was released from
the University of Kansas Hospital
Thursday afternoon, the hospitals
Dennis Minich
Minich said
Lueken left
the hospital in
good condi-
A police re-
port obtained
from the KU Public Safety Ofce
indicated that Lueken sufered
severe lacerations following an
incident in a Jayhawker Towers
parking lot early Sunday.
Capt. Schuyler Bailey said
Lueken was either thrown from
or tumbled of the roof of a sport
utility vehicle during the incident.
A suspect was identifed and the
investigation is ongoing.
Stephen Montemayor
t has begun. Now that the
NCAA tournament has ended
with a resounding national
championship victory by North
Carolina, the Tar Heels are being
called one of the greatest college
basketball teams in recent mem-
Only two years ago we heard this
about the 2007 Florida Gators who
won their second straight national
championship that year by beating
Ohio State in the title game.
Tose arguments seemed to be
noticeably absent last year afer
Kansas won the national champi-
onship. Now, lets make one thing
clear: Tis isnt saying the 2008
Jayhawks were slighted.
Kansas received plenty of recog-
nition for its third NCAA tourna-
ment championship last season.
But in the week following its feat
most of the talk revolved around
the classic championship game
against Memphis.
Afer all, it was probably the
greatest championship game ever.
North Carolinas smothering of
Michigan State this season was
probably the worst. Even Floridas
2007 victory against Ohio State
was a relative snoozer.
So perhaps the only reason we
didnt hear discussions about Kan-
sas legacy was because there was so
much else to talk about. But truth
be told, the 2008 Kansas team was
better than both this years North
Carolina squad and the Florida
team from two years ago.
Tink this is just the Morning
Brew being a homer? No way. All
the evidence supports the Jay-
Lets start with the simplest
indicator of success: records. In
their championship season, the
Jayhawks went 37-3. Tats better
than both the Tar Heels and the
Tis season North Carolina
went 34-4 and didnt even win the
Atlantic Coast Conference Cham-
pionship Tournament. Florida
prevailed in the 2007 Southeastern
Conference Championship Tour-
nament, but still only fnished at
North Carolina and Florida
supporters might argue that their
teams faced tougher competition
during their championship sea-
sons than Kansas. Not true. Not
only was the 2008 Big 12 Confer-
ence tougher than the SEC in 2007
and the ACC in 2009, the Jayhawks
also had the roughest road in the
NCAA tournament.
Kansas beat both the tourna-
ments top-seeded teams in 2008,
North Carolina and Memphis.
Tis years Tar Heels didnt have
to play a No. 1 seed at all as their
Final Four foes were third-seed-
ed Villanova and second-seeded
Michigan State. Ohio State was the
only No. 1 seed Florida encoun-
tered two years ago.
All three teams had enough
talent to make an NBA scouts
head explode while trying to take
notes during a game. Te 2007
Florida team had six players who
were eventually selected in the
NBA Draf Joakim Noah, Al
Horford, Corey Brewer, Taurean
Green, Chris Richard and Mar-
reese Speights.
Kansas will end up with one
more than that afer Sherron Col-
lins and Cole Aldrich are picked
joining Brandon Rush, Mario
Chalmers, Darrell Arthur, Sasha
Kaun and Darnell Jackson. Its
speculation at this point for this
seasons North Carolina squad, but
it looks to be a lock for seven. An
eventual eighth could be possible.
But forget about personnel for
a second. Heck, throw out records
and whom the teams beat to get
there, too. When it comes down
to it, Kansas has the ultimate argu-
Te Jayhawks beat both teams.
Before Florida won the national
championship in 2007, Kansas up-
set it 82-80 in Las Vegas with the
core of players who would go on
to win the national championship
in 2008.
And you surely havent forgot-
ten how Kansas thrashed practi-
cally the exact same North Caro-
lina team 84-66 in the 2008 Final
Let the talk about the domi-
nance of this seasons North Caro-
lina team continue. And the 2007
Gators, too. Both are well deserved.
Just know, Kansas was better.
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Q: What happens to the Mas-
ters champions green jacket?
A: The winner keeps his
jacket for one year, at which
time he must return it to
Augusta where it is kept on the
grounds. Multiple-year winners
are awarded the same jacket.
Friday, april 10, 2009
The single breasted, single
vent Jackets color is Masters
Green and is adorned with an
Augusta National Golf Club
logo on the left chest pocket.
The logo also appears on the
brass buttons. description of the green
jacket that is awarded to the Masters
Gary Player, whos playing
in his fnal Masters this year,
is the only champion to keep
his jacket. After winning in
1961, Player took it home to
South Africa. Masters chairman
Cliford Roberts wanted it back,
to which Player replied, Well,
Mr. Roberts, if you want it, why
dont you come and fetch it?
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2008 Jayhawks best in memory
Recent poor play plagues
team, worries coach Grove
Mens golf coach Kit Grove
struggled to find words to de-
scribe his teams play lately.
Its a bit of a crapshoot right
now, Grove said. We are com-
ing off our worst performance
of the spring immediately fol-
lowing our best performance.
The team looks to turn
things around at the River
Landing Intercollegiate in Wal-
lace, N.C., this weekend. Grove
said seniors Walt Koelbel, Zach
Pederson and Andrew Storm
would be counted on by the
whole team.
This week we have three se-
niors in the lineup for the first
time all season, so hopefully
some of their experience can
equate to some lower scores,
Grove said.
Grove also noted his teams
competition as motivation for
getting better.
We have the (Texas) A&M
tournament which is a very
strong field so hopefully it will
be a good test before the Big
12 Championships, Grove said.
Grove said the only way to
meet their goals for the season
would be to win the confer-
ence championship.
Our ultimate goal every
year is to get the opportunity
to compete in the postseason
and to get to the national
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There are schools that take
a national recruiting approach
where they look on the Internet
and see which guys are suppos-
edly the top guys in the country,
Blaney said. The big thing we
have to be able to do in recruiting
is estimate what a player is going
to play like at age 21, 22 and 23,
since its a very rare occasion when
a freshman comes in and plays
right away.
Recruits can take as many unof-
ficial visits as desired at any time
throughout the recruiting process,
but the visit must be paid for by
the recruit and his family.
Howard visited Kansas on his
own dime four times and didnt
visit officially until after he signed
his letter of intent.
Official visits for the recruit and
his family are paid for by the inter-
ested school. The paid trip consists
of transportation to and from the
college, housing and meals during
the visit, and entertainment for
the recruit and his family that may
include a home athletics event. A
recruit is limited to five official
visits and he can officially visit a
school only once.
I was most impressed with the
hospitality from the coaches and
players on my visit, defensive line-
man Randall Dent said. And I was
also impressed with the basketball
game in the Phog.
The completion of the Anderson
Family Football Complex last sum-
mer proved to be a strong factor in
recruits decisions.
Patmon said he was in awe on
his official visit when he toured
Memorial Staduim and the weight
room and the players lounge in
the football complex.
When we went up there to
Lawrence, we saw the facilities and
that was one of the reasons I chose
Kansas, Patmon said. It was real-
ly nice and I know Kansas is a pro-
gram that is up-and-coming and
its going to get better by time.
Taking a standardized test is
one of the key steps in the recruit-
ing process. Blaney said that he
thought it was important for the
prospects to know the NCAA aca-
demic requirements and that tak-
ing the ACT or SAT early on in
the student athletes high school
career was essential.
I think the biggest obstacle is
getting an athlete to understand
that they are academically held
accountable for the decisions,
Blaney said. Whether they be
good or bad decisions they make
at age 14 and 15 in their freshman
and sophomore years.
According to a 2008 report by
the Journal of Sports Economics,
geographic distance is the primary
factor in a recruits college consid-
eration. The teams on-field per-
formance, conference affiliation,
facilities, playing-time opportuni-
ties and academic reputation also
influence the decision.
Distance wasnt a factor, though,
for some of the recruits in Kansas
2009 recruiting class. The Jayhawks
snagged two recruits from Florida,
wide receiver Erick McGriff and
running back Deshaun Sands,
and junior-college defensive line-
man Quinton Woods is from
A recruit can commit to a uni-
versity only orally until he is able
to sign his national letter of intent.
The oral commitment is no more
than a promise to the coaches that
he will sign with their school. At
any time the recruit can break the
If a recruit decides after orally
committing that he would like
to look at other schools, he can
decommit without any penalties
or violations.
One example of decommit-
ment in Kansas recently signed
recruiting class is McDougald.
KU coaches continued to recruit
McDougald while he was com-
mitted to Ohio State. McDougald
accepted a scholarship offer from
Ohio State in June and was com-
mitted to the Buckeyes but then he
decided to take more official visits.
As soon as he made that decision,
his relationship with Ohio State
coach Jim Tressel changed.
I had wanted to look around,
so then from there, coach Tressel
and I talked, and he basically said
the offer was still there, but if I
looked other places, he would look
elsewhere and that would open my
recruitment up, McDougald said.
This recruiting season, the sign-
ing period began Feb. 4 and lasted
through April 1, although Blaney
said most athletes sign their letter
of intent on the first day.
Te letter of intent binds the
athlete to the college he signs
with. If the recruit doesnt follow
through and opts to transfer, he
can lose a year of eligibility if he
goes to another Division-I institu-
It is only after receiving a signed
letter of intent that a coach can
comment on the recruit publicly.
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sports 3b friday, april 10, 2009
recruit (continued from 1B)
but hes losing some critical
pieces. Josh Freeman, famous for
imploding against the Jayhawks,
is departing for the NFL draft.
Second-leading wide receiver
Deon Murphy and top defen-
sive player Ian Campbell are both
graduating. Snyder has options
with whats left of his team, but it
wont be enough for a run at the
Big 12 North title.
Missouri and Nebraska will be
the biggest obstacles in Kansas
way. But Missouri is losing a lot
of talent, including Chase Daniel,
Chase Coffman and Jeremy
Maclin. Nebraska has the best
shot to challenge Kansas in the
North. Yes, the team will lose
quarterback Joe Ganz, but it wont
lose many others. Speedster Roy
Helu Jr., the same guy that torched
Kansas for 115 yards and 2 touch-
downs, including one from 52
yards out, will return at running
back. Coach Bo Pelini will keep a
strong focus on defense, and with
run-stopper Ndamukong Suh
back, Nebraskas stout defense will
be difficult to overcome.
Kansas will lose some players,
mainly on the defensive side, but
they will retain a lot of talent. The
spring game can show the fans
a lot about the potential of this
team. The main questions will
be how the Jayhawks can replace
all three starting linebackers, and
who will start at cornerback. But,
if they say the best offense is a
good defense, why cant the oppo-
site be true? Todd Reesing is the
best quarterback in the North,
and most of his weapons return,
which should lead to a third con-
secutive bowl game. Saturday will
give the fans their first chance to
see the team. The game will surely
lead to much speculation, includ-
ing about Kansas shot at a Big 12
North title. After the game, all the
fans can do is wait and see.
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breckunitch (continued from 1B)
because of Hurricane Katrina,
KU coach Amy Hall-Holt said. I
know they have had a few good
wins this year. They beat UTEP
4-3, and we went 4-3 with UTEP
at the beginning of the season, so
we have got to be out there will-
ing to play and ready to fight.
Erin Wilbert, Lafayette, La.,
freshman, said she thinks Sisk
encountered a lot of obstacles
because players were probably
reluctant to play for a school
that was starting from scratch.
She said even though they are all
freshmen, it seems like Tulane
has come up with a good group
of girls.
I think theyve been doing
really well. Im sure theyre going
to come out fighting, so we need
to be ready. Im sure that theyre
struggling, but theyve obviously
overcome that to have a good
season so far, Wilbert said.
Wilbert said that she and
her family were lucky when
Hurricane Katrina hit and lucky
again the following month when
Hurricane Rita struck the U.S.
Gulf Coast. Katrina hit to the
east of Lafayette, and Rita hit to
the west, so she and her fam-
ily avoided any damage to their
home. A lot of Hurricane Katrina
evacuees traveled to Lafayette,
which made traffic a nightmare
and caused her school to become
Im not complaining because
I met one of my best friends
through the whole thing. Now
every Mardi Gras, I go to visit
her and spend Mardi Gras there
with her and some friends. This
year was my first Mardi Gras in
like four years that I havent been
to New Orleans to celebrate,
Wilbert said.
When she was in high school,
Wilbert considered playing for
Tulane, which is about two hours
east of Lafayette. She accrued
a record of 83-2 in four years,
and was undefeated her senior
year, helping her team win the
state championship in 2008. Her
juniors doubles partner, who
was considering playing for the
Green Wave, introduced Wilbert
to Tulanes head coach. However,
Wilberts mom, Karen, encour-
aged her to play out-of-state.
She thought Id have a better
chance of seeing what else is out
there, instead of staying close to
home, Wilbert said. If I had
stayed closer to home, I would
have been more inclined to come
home every weekend and get my
mom to do my laundry.
Karen Wilbert, traveling from
Lafayette, will be courtside today
to watch her daughter attempt to
win her team-leading 14th sin-
gles match of the season and then
again next weekend when Kansas
contests No. 31 Texas and No. 33
Texas A&M.
Wilbert said that defeating
Tulane today would confirm
what she already knows.
I really would like to win just
because I left Louisiana to come
here, so it would really make me
feel more confident. I already
feel really good about my deci-
sion coming to Kansas, but that
would just reaffirm it even more,
Wilbert said.
She said she does, how-
ever, wish that KU celebrated
Mardi Gras as hardcore as us
Louisianans do, so we could get
an extra week off of school!
Edited by SamSpeer
tennis (continued from 1B)
Associated Press
The recession has hit baseball
Teams cut payrolls for their
active rosters and disabled lists by
$47 million from opening day in
2008 to the first day of this season,
according to an analysis by The
Associated Press. That comes out
to a drop of 1.7 percent.
Clubs were cautious all winter
with regards to the economy and
were concerned the economy might
have an impact on club revenue,
said Bob DuPuy, baseballs chief
operating officer. The spending
reflected that for many clubs.
The drop is the first since 2004
and just the second since the
1994-95 strike.
Looking at payroll team by team,
16 of the 30 major league clubs cut
payroll. Among those who lowered
spending the mighty New York
While the Yankees led the
major leagues with a $201.4 mil-
lion payroll, they trimmed salaries
by $7.6 million from the start of
last season. The difference is that
while they added high-priced free
agents CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett
and Mark Teixeira, they also let
Jason Giambi, Bobby Abreu and
Carl Pavano leave, watched Mike
Mussina retire and more than
halved pitcher Andy Pettittes guar-
anteed pay.
Others cut more, led by San
Diego ($30.9 million), the Chicago
White Sox ($25.1 million), Detroit
($23.6 million) and Seattle ($19.1
The 14 who increased salaries
were led by AL champion Tampa
Bay ($19.5 million), the Chicago
Cubs ($16.5 million), Florida
($15.0 million), and World Series
champion Philadelphia ($14.7 mil-
The company would have had
every right to reduce the payroll
until the new owner came, said
Cubs general manager Jim Hendry,
whose team is in the process of
being sold from Sam Zells Tribune
Co. to a group headed by Tom
Ricketts, a member of the founding
family of TD Ameritrade Holding
Instead, the Cubs invested in
switch-hitter Milton Bradley to try
and break their more than century-
long streak without a World Series
And while the 10 highest spend-
ers lowered payroll by an aver-
age of $7.8 million, the 10 lowest
raised spending by an average of
$4.5 million, a small step toward
commissioner Bud Seligs goal of
closing the gap between rich and
poor teams.
Were seeing a continuation of
the trend of mid- and small-market
teams developing their own tal-
ent and keeping their own talent,
DuPuy said, and I think thats
reflected in the totals that you see.
The slow free-agent market,
meanwhile, has drawn the atten-
tion of the players association, but
it has not yet decided whether to
file a collusion grievance.
Obviously, there were a lot of
economic conditions going on,
union head Donald Fehr said.
On the highest payroll list, the
Yankees were followed by the
crosstown rival Mets at $135.7 mil-
lion. Both teams move into reve-
nue-boosting new ballparks this
While overall payroll is down,
the average player salary is up 2.7
percent to $3.24 million. Thats
because there are fewer players in
the major leagues getting checks
right now.
Payroll included in teams' spending cuts
AssOciAteD Press
newYork Yankees Alex rodriguez smiles during a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., Rodriguez,
who is on the disabled list following hip surgery, is the games highest-paid player with a $33 million salary, topping the major leagues for the
ninth straight year.
Economy calls for
teams to reconsider
rosters, salaries
Vick possibly transferring
back to Leavenworth
pended NFL quarterback
Michael Vick was being held
in a prison in his home state
of Virginia, and it was unclear
Thursday whether he was still
heading back to a Kansas peni-
tentiary to await his transfer
to home confnement and
eventual release.
The 28-year-old Vick is sched-
uled to transfer to home con-
fnement May 21 in Hampton,
Va., and is set to be released
from federal custody on July 20.
Anti-doping agency says
Armstrong won't comply
PARIS Frances anti-doping
agency accused Lance Arm-
strong of violating its rules
Thursday for not fully cooperat-
ing with a drug tester.
Armstrong has denied
misbehaving during a test of his
hair, urine and blood on March
17. No banned substances were
Armstrong is hoping to win
an eighth Tour title in July after
having retired in 2005.
Associated Press
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sports 5b friday, april 10, 2009
Team faces No. 11 Oklahoma in series
Since the 1890s, Kansas has
been known for its classic colors
crimson and blue. However,
Jayhawk fans wishing to cheer on
the softball team this weekend at
Arrocha Ballpark are encouraged
to wear pink.
Todays game, which was recent-
ly moved up to 4 p.m., kicks off
the Jayhawks for a Cure series. In
the two-game series, Kansas will
host the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners
(30-12, 7-3). The second game
starts at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Jayhawks come into the
series after splitting Wednesdays
doubleheader against Nebraska.
It was their third-
straight split series
in conference play.
At 4-4 against
the USA Softball/
ESPN top 25, the
Jayhawks arent
intimidated by the
Im thinking
about us taking
two, said junior
second baseman Sarah Ramirez.
Ramirez, who started
Wednesdays game-winning rally
with a leadoff single, also spoke
about the teams overall confi-
I know that weve played some
of our best games against ranked
teams, she said. Were pumped up
and ready to dominate.
Oklahoma is cur-
rently third in the Big
12 at 7-3, a testament to
the overall strength of
the conference. Aside
from the Sooners, the
Big 12 currently has
three other ranked
teams in the USA
Softball/ESPN top 25:
No. 10 Missouri, No.
20 Texas and No. 24
Texas A&M.
Oklahoma returned 11 letter-
winners from last year, when the
team swept Kansas
in a two-game series.
The Sooner offense
is led by junior
infielder Amber
Flores, an ESPN pre-
season All-American
and two-time Big 12
player of the week.
Flores currently totes
a .425 batting aver-
age, and has racked
up 11 home runs and 45 RBI
for the season. Paced by Flores,
Oklahomas high-powered offense
averages nearly six runs per game
and is atop the Big 12 in total home
runs with 39. If the Sooners have a
weakness, its from the circle, where
their pitching staff has a combined
2.91 ERA.
Coach Tracy Bunge was unavail-
able for com-
ment, but senior
third baseman
Val Chapple
spoke of the
teams resolve,
echoing some of
her coachs past
Were just
taking it one
game at a time,
Chapple said.
The bottom line is that weve just
got to go out and play our game.
Kansas, with the 16th most diffi-
cult schedule in the nation, accord-
ing to, currently
sits at seventh place in the Big 12
with a record of 3-5 (13-23 over-
all). The Jayhawk offense is led
by Chapple (.323), sophomore left
fielder Liz Kocon (.301), and senior
center fielder Dougie McCaulley
(.294). Kocon also leads the team
with 21 RBIs and is second in home
runs with four, one behind sopho-
more Allie Clarks five long balls.
Kansas junior Sarah Vertelka and
senior Valerie George are expected
to shoulder the load for the pitch-
ing staff. The two have pitched a
combined 195 2/3 innings while
posting ERAs of 2.95 and 2.75
respectively. George is fourth in
the Big 12 with 130 strikeouts.
Saturdays contest is the offi-
cial Jayhawks for a Cure game.
Admission is free for students with
a KUID and $3 for all other attend-
ees wearing pink. The team will
also be accepting donations at the
gate, with the proceeds going to
Lawrence Memorial Hospital and
the KU Cancer Center.
Edited by Liz Schubauer
Kansas vs.
no. 13 oKlahoma
Two-game series
Arrocha Ballpark
Game 1:
4 p.m. today
Game 2:
1 p.m. Saturday
Matt Bristow/KANSAN
Senior third baseman Val Chapple connects with a pitch during an April 8 game against
Nebraska. The Jayhawks will play No. 11 Oklahoma in a two-game series this weekend.
The bottom line is
that weve just got to
go out and play our
VAl ChApple
Senior third baseman
I know that weve
played some of our
best games against
ranked teams.
SArAh rAmirez
Junior second baseman
Augusta National exciting
as golfers started strong
AUGUSTA, Ga. Chad Camp-
bell ran of fve straight birdies,
the best start ever in the masters.
Jim Furyk charged up the crowd
with four straight birdies late in
his round. even that notoriously
slow starter, Tiger Woods, got in
on the action.
Anyone worried that Augusta
National had lost its excitement
only had to listen to the sweetest
of sounds Thursday.
The roars returned to the
Campbell led an assault on the
record book with nine birdies in
15 holes before two late mistakes
made him settle for a 7-under 65
and a one-shot lead over Furyk
and hunter mahan.
it is nice to hear some noises
again, Sandy lyle said.
Augusta National cooked up
the perfect formula for record
scoring warm sunshine and
only a gentle breeze, along with
inviting hole locations and greens
that were soft and smooth.
The cheers came from all
corners for 11 hours of golf that
produced six eagles and 354
birdies. There were 19 rounds in
the 60s, the most ever for the frst
round, and only four fewer than
the entire tournament last year.
it was so easy that Woods near-
ly broke 70 in the opening round
for the frst time in his career.
Coco Crisp hits home run
against White Sox again
ChiCAGO Coco Crisp doesnt
hit many home runs. But when he
does, theres a pretty good chance
itll be against the White Sox.
The royals new leadof man
hit a two-run homer in the ninth
inning that broke a scoreless tie
and Kansas City held of Chicago
2-1 Thursday.
Crisp has just 57 home runs
in 786 career games but hes
connected nine times in only 65
games against the White Sox.
i was just trying to get a pitch
where i could get a base hit,Crisp
said. i was actually looking away
and i just kind of reacted. Thats
what usually happens when you
let your reactions work for you.
Good things happen.
The royals took two of three
from the Al Central champion
White Sox in the season-opening
series that featured outstanding
starting pitching.
You cant have six guys go out
there, starting pitchers on both
sides and do better than they
did for their teams in these frst
three games,royals manager Trey
hillman said. i dont ever recall
seeing that in any season ive ever
opened and im not sure ive seen
it that consistent in any series ive
ever managed.
it was 0-0 when Crisp connect-
ed of Bobby Jenks (0-1). Alberto
Callaspo doubled with one out
and Crisp hit the next pitch for his
frst home run of the season.
it was a cutter that didnt cut,
Jenks said. it happens from time
to time. he was looking in, and
the location was in but it didnt
cut way i wanted it to, of the
held to just three singles for
eight innings, the White Sox tried
to rally in the ninth.
in the series, the starting pitch-
ers gave up fve runs in 38 innings
with 38 strikeouts.
The royals three starters gave
up one earned run while striking
out 21 in 20 innings.

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sports 6B friday, april 10, 2009
Heere breathes new life into third spot in the lineup
Before the season even started,
coach Ritch Price felt confident
about a couple of players. One of
them was sophomore outfielder
Brian Heere.
Heere, Lawrence native, was
going to play a big part in how the
season would progress, Price said.
With an outfield full of question
marks just two months ago, Price
knew he would have to rely on the
young sophomore being ready to
perform at the plate.
Hes had a tremendous fall,
Im really pleased with his
development, Price said back in
February at media day. Hes a
good runner and were going to
move him into the two hole.
Well, Price was right about
Heeres running abilities, and now
Heere is doing it from the third
spot in the order instead of the
second. He has used his speed
and his abilities to bunt and hit
to all sides of the field to raise his
batting average to .371, second
highest on the team.
Hes really had a nice run.
Theres peaks and valleys to every
hitter and he went through a little
bit of a lull a couple of weeks
ago, Price said. Hes on balance,
swinging at strikes and using the
whole field.
For most of the season it looked
as if Heere wasnt going to be able
to keep his batting average above
.250, let alone .370. But with the
third spot in the order in flux
and junior second baseman Robby
Price struggling early in the season,
Heeres emergence as a reliable
hitter in the three hole has not
only been a relief for Ritch Price,
but allowed Robby and junior
shortstop David Narodowski to
move up in the order and see
better pitches to hit.
Its put guys in position where
with Narodowski and Robby at
the top of the lineup are seeing
more fastballs to hit, Ritch said.
Theyre swinging the bat a lot
better because of that.
Heeres main goal heading into
this season was to keep up his
work from the fall. He said he
wanted to carry over everything
he learned and accomplished last
fall before the season started.
My biggest thing was trying to
carry over my fall, I had a pretty
good fall, Heere said. Tried to
carry over my approaches and
remember what I was seeing and
how I felt in the fall and putting
that into game situations on the
Since Heeres move to third
in the lineup, the Jayhawks have
averaged 7.9 runs a game, a
significant improvement. Heere
is tied for fourth in runs scored
with 23 and leads the team with a
.483 on-base percentage. Kansas
(20-12, 4-5) will need all the
offense it can get this weekend
against No. 18 Oklahoma State
(21-11, 4-5).
But freshman first baseman Zac
Elgie definitely appreciates what
Heeres batting has brought the
Jayhawks since the lineup change.
Hes one of those special guys
that can hit a ball to all fields and
drop a bunt down and beat it out,
Elgie said. Hes got a pretty good
skill set.
Typically in baseball the third
spot in the order is reserved for
the teams best overall hitter. Heere
doesnt have the power that some
typical third-spot hitters have,
but his batting average speaks for
itself. The pressures of hitting in
that spot have had no affect on
Heere due to his down-to-earth
personality, Price said.
Hes such a low-key guy, and he
doesnt get excited about anything,
Price said. His demeanor is
probably one of the reasons hes
done so well so far.
The rest of the Jayhawks are
plenty excited with Heeres play.
Perhaps it will take a series victory
over a ranked team for Heere to join
in the excitement of his teammates.
Edited by Justin Leverett
Kansas vs. no. 17
oKlahoma state
Three-game series
Hoglund Ballpark
Game 1:
6 p.m., Tonight
Game 2:
2 p.m., Saturday
Game 3:
1 p.m., Sunday
Weston White/KANSAN
Sophomore outfelder Brian Heere is greeted by other Jayhawks after scoring a run during the teams April 4 game against Baylor at Hoglund
Ballpark. With .375, Heere nowhas the second highest batting average on the teamand nowoccupies the position in the lineup usually reserved for
teams best overall hitter.
tracK & Field
Team hopes for another warm weekend in Norman
For his second outdoor meet,
freshman hurdler Keyen Porter
has one request. I hope its going
to be warm like Arizona, because
that was nice, Porter said.
It may not be Arizona, but the
Kansas track and field team will
perhaps find good weather to the
south in Norman Okla., where
they will compete this weekend in
the John Jacobs Invitational.
The Jayhawks are coming off
of a successful outdoor debut at
the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson,
Ariz., where
seven of them
qualified for the
NCAA Midwest
Regionals, also in
Norman, Okla.,
next month.
One of those
who qualified was
freshman Corey
Fuller, in the tri-
ple jump event.
Last weekend Fuller jumped 15.34
meters (50-4). Jumping more than
50 feet was something Fuller was
happy to achieve.
I mean I knew I was going to
hit it, but my biggest accomplish-
ment was to be jumping at 50 feet,
so Im proud about that, Fuller
Jumping 50 feet was a personal
best for Fuller, who
said he wanted to
continue getting per-
sonal records at every
meet from now on.
Coach Stanley
Redwine was opti-
mistic about the
teams potential for
this weekends meet.
Were feeling pret-
ty good, everyones
healthy, we got our first meet out
of the way. Were looking to do
bigger and better things this week-
end, he said.
Redwine said that this meet this
weekend will serve an important
purpose. It will provide Kansas
runners with the opportunity to get
used to the track, so that when the
Midwest Regional Championships
come around, theyll be prepared.
We have seven people qualify
for regionals. Its a meet of quali-
fying and to have seven people
qualify is a good start, Redwine
said. Hopefully well get some
others qualified so when we go to
regionals, well be ready to go to
and qualify for the NCAAs.
One of the Jayhawks with
the potential to qualifying this
weekend in Oklahoma is senior
Charity Stowers.
Stowers, who will
run the 800-meter,
said she was ready
and motivated to
qualify, after placing
sixth for the team in
Arizona with a time
of 2:13.76.
Im starting off
better than I did last
year and I know Im
on the right track. I just got to
trust my training and get it done.
Stowers said.
In the womens 4x100 relay,
the squad of seniors Nickesha
Anderson and Victoria Howard,
junior Aubree Dorsey and sopho-
more Kendra Bradley will look to
build on their potential after their
victory last weekend with a time
of 45.89 seconds.
They just missed
the qualifying
mark by .19 sec-
We all have
good chemistry
with each other
so were going to
improve on what
we did, sopho-
more Kendra
Bradley said.
The John Jacobs Invitational
will kick off with field events at
10 a.m. and track events at 12:45
Edited by Justin Leverett
UP next
What: John Jacobs Invita-
Where: Norman, Okla.
When: Saturday
The Oklahoma track
will also play host to
championship races
Im starting of bet-
ter than I did last year
and I know Im on the
right track.
Senior runner
I hope its going to
be warm like Arizona,
because that was
KeyeN POrTer
Freshman hurdler
Following his frst start,
rookie killed in car crash
ANAHEIM, Calif. Los
Angeles Angels pitcher Nick
Adenhart and two others were
killed by a suspected drunk driver
Thursday, a shocking end to the
life of a rookie who had overcome
major elbow surgery to realize his
big league dreams.
It is a tragedy that will never be
forgotten, manager Mike Scioscia
said at an Angel Stadium news
The accident in neighboring
Fullerton occurred hours after
the 22-year-old pitcher made his
season debut with his father in
the stands, throwing six score-
less innings against the Oakland
Athletics. The Angels ultimately
lost the game, 6-4.
Adenhart was a passenger in
a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse that
was broadsided in an intersection
about 12:30 a.m. by a minivan that
apparently ran a red light, police
The minivan driver fled the
crash on foot and was captured
about 30 minutes later. Police
identified him as Andrew Thomas
Gallo, 22, of Riverside, and said he
had a suspended license because of
a previous drunken driving con-
Adenhart had made a slow climb
to reach the majors. He hurt his
pitching elbow two weeks before
the June 2004 major league draft,
when he was projected as a top-
five pick out of Williamsport High
in Maryland.
But the setback dropped him to
the 14th round, where the Angels
selected him. Adenhart struggled
with a 9.00 ERA in three starts for
the Angels last season, but Scioscia
said last month the right-hander
had worked hard over the winter
and arrived at spring training with
a purpose.
He lived his dream and was
blessed to be part of an organiza-
tion comprised of such warm, car-
ing, and compassionate people,
his family said in a statement
issued through the team.
A small but steady stream of
somber fans came to the stadi-
um Thursday to add flowers to a
makeshift memorial on the pitch-
ers mound on the brick infield
outside the stadium entrance.
A poster among the bouquets
read, No. 34, You are one more
Angel in heaven. Scribbled on a
baseball was, Now you play for
another Angels team.
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