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From draFt
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Pitcher chose Kansas over MLB. SPortS 1B
Swine FLU threat
raiSeS concernS
Study abroad to Mexico not afected. heaLth 3a
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100th day in oFFice
The President held a press conference Wednesday to discuss his
progress so far. nationaL 4a
thursday, april 30, 2009 volume 120 issue 147
This is too big of an issue to simply ignore.
Part 1:
Life and
death of
Jason Wren
Part 2:
alcohol use
on campus
Part 3:
Are KUs
a SoBering converSation
University struggles to address complexities of alcohol policy after students death
Jon goering/kanSan
Students gather around an unhinged door in McCollum Hall Saturday night to play beer pong. In residence halls, students often fnd ways to sneak alcohol into their rooms and bypass University policies about alcohol consumption on
campus. Resident assistants also fnd it difcult to enforce the rules about drinking because they say students dont take the threat of punishment seriously.
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Maybe if they were
aware, someone
would have called
for help that evening
instead of the next
afternoon, when it
was too late.
Jay Wren
Jason Wrens father
Former senators Bob and
Elizabeth Dole will give a joint
interview for the Dole Institute
of Politics 2009 Dole Lecture:
Unlimited Partners, at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday at the Lied Center.
Jonathan Earle, associate direc-
tor for pro-
g r a m m i n g
at the Dole
Institute, said
he thought
the interview
would focus
on the Doles
unusual politi-
cal partnership
and how they
are one of the few political power
Earle said the Institutes goal
was to get as many students as
possible to
attend. He said
the Doles were
a great example
of people who
had dedicated
their lives to
public service.
The idea
is to try and
bridge the
generation gap and talk about
the importance of public service
because that really is the glue that
holds their relationship together,
Earle said.
Bill Lacy, director of the Dole
Institute of Politcs, has known the
Doles to
speak at
Lied Center
Group hosts
march about
Bob Dole
elizabeth Dole
See abortion on Page 5a
See dole on Page 5a
The rain had stopped and the last
hour of sunlight lit Wescoe Beach
when about 30 members of KU
Students for Life gathered in prayer
before marching to Lawrences
Planned Parenthood at 27th and
Iowa streets Wednesday night.
At the end of the march the
members held a prayer vigil. They
were met at Planned Parenthood by
members of the Commission on the
Status of Women, who passed out
literature to educate participants on
the opposing viewpoint of a womans
right to choose.
Emma Rothbrust, a member of
KU Students for Life, said she felt
that having opposition present at
their events was helpful to their cause
and the issue.
Its Wednesday night in Oliver Hall and
the deskies know that means its Dollar
Night at The Hawk.
They know it means
that at about 2 a.m., stu-
dents will begin stum-
bling back to their rooms
in a drunken haze, some
with bottles of alcohol
hidden in their clothes
or bags. They know it
means bathrooms splat-
tered with vomit and
dorm room doors taken
off their hinges to be used
as makeshift beer pong
tables. They know it means
another night of alcohol-fueled arguments,
parties and blackouts.
They know it all and yet, under the
Universitys current system, they say there
is little they can do to prevent it.
I saw a lot of alcohol use and it was
frustrating because theres not always a
lot you can really do about it, said Rachel
Ward, a former resident assistant at Oliver
Ward, a 2008 graduate from Ventura,
Calif., said she remembered frequently hav-
ing to call paramedics to deal with students
who showed signs of alcohol poisoning.
I remember that happening at least
once a month, at least, she said. I think it
not only says something about the system
but it says something about the student
Wards frustration is echoed by others,
including Jay Wren, father of 19-year-old
Jason Wren, who died of probable alcohol
poisoning last month at the Sigma Alpha
Epsilon house after a night of heavy drink-
ing. They say the University
needs better alcohol educa-
tion, clear and enforceable
drinking policies and more
highly publicized treatment
programs for students who
need or want help.
Wrens death has pressed
KU officials to consider
revising the schools policies
on releasing students records
to parents, but there has
been no public discussion by
administrators about mak-
ing changes to alcohol policy,
enforcement or treatment options.
ALcohoL EdUcAtion
If Wren had been a student at a
school such as Texas Tech University, the
University of Colorado or the University
of Missouri, he would have participated
in an alcohol education program as an
incoming freshman.
AlcoholEdu and other freshmen alcohol
education programs have been adopted at
five of the Big 12 universities. The pro-
grams are designed to promote safe drink-
ing behavior and to increase knowledge
about college alcohol consumption.
AlcoholEdu is split into two sections.
Before attending the university, students
complete the first section, which teaches
them about the ways alcohol influences
their behaviors and bodies and informs
them about how to recognize and respond
to alcohol-related emergencies.
Jan Childress, associate vice president
of student affairs at Texas Tech, said the
AlcoholEdu program was the most basic
way to ensure all students came to the uni-
versity with a fundamental understand-
ing of alcohol-related issues and safety
Jay Wren said his son might still be alive
had Jasons friends been better educated
about the signs of alcohol poisoning. He
said students needed more effective educa-
tion to recognize dangerous situations.
Maybe if they were aware, someone
would have called for help that evening
instead of the next afternoon when it was
too late, Wren said in a comment on The
University Daily Kansan Web site April 9.
During a panel discussion about alco-
hol at the University on April 9, panelist
Marlesa Roney, vice provost for student
success, said the University was consider-
ing conducting a pilot study of a program
similar to AlcoholEdu in wake of Jason
Wrens death.
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2. Mourners gather for
Hawkins funeral
3. City hiring for summer
4. Introducing Governor Mark
Parkinson (Whats the matter
in Kansas?)
5. Taylor Swift visits University
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The KU Bookstores Sidewalk
Sale will begin at 9 a.m. in the
East Plaza of the Kansas Union.
The Dreamweaver CS4: Whats
New workshop will begin at 1
p.m. in the Budig PC Lab.
The 2009 Just in Time Career
Fair will begin at 1:30 p.m. in
the Ballroom in the Kansas
SUA Tea Time will begin at 3
p.m. in the Kansas Union lobby.
The Economic and Political
Change: What Does It Mean for
Older Americans lecture will
begin at 4 p.m. in Alderson Au-
ditorium in the Kansas Union.
The Favorite Poem Open Mic
Reading event will begin at
4 p.m. in Watson Library.
The Assumption 0 Analysis
from Genes to Ecosystems
lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in
103 Lindley Hall.
The Art Talk & Film lecture will
begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Kress
Gallery in the Spencer Museum
of Art.
The New Dance dance recital
will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the
Elizabeth Sherbon Dance The-
atre in 240 Robinson Center.
The KU Opera presentation of
LEnfant et les Sortilegeswill
begin at 7:30 p.m. in Robert
Baustian Theatre in Murphy Hall.
4.EPA accuses Chicago
suburb of using bad water
CRESTWOOD, Ill. Federal
agents have raided city ofces in
the Chicago suburb of Crestwood,
Ill., which has been accused of
knowingly drawing drinking
water from a contaminated well
for more than two decades.
The U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency says 15 agents
from the EPA and other agencies
entered the Crestwood village
hall and public works department
The Chicago Tribune recently
reported that Crestwood of-
fcials covered up the presence
of chemicals in the water. It said
state ofcials in the 1980s found
the well contained chemicals
linked to cancer.
5. Another man sentenced
in military murder plot
CAMDEN, N.J. The ffth man
convicted of plotting to kill mili-
tary personnel at Fort Dix in New
Jersey has been sentenced to 33
years in prison.
Twenty-fve-year-old Phila-
delphia convenience store clerk
Serdar Tatar had less involve-
ment in the plot than the four
other convicted men. Those four
received life sentences in hearings
over the last two days.
6. Atlanta lawyer in 2007
tuberculosis case sues CDC
ATLANTA The Atlanta attor-
ney at the center of an interna-
tional health scare two years ago
is suing the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, claiming
it invaded his privacy.
Andrew Speaker got worldwide
attention in 2007 after he few to
Europe knowing he had tubercu-
losis. He was initially thought to
have a drug-resistant form, but
later tests found he had a less
dangerous strain.
He claims that he became the
object of public scorn, including
death threats, as a result of having
his private information released
by the CDC. He also says the strain
was so bad that he and his new
wife broke up.
Associated Press
1. Kurdish roadside bomb
kills nine Turkish soldiers
ISTANBUL A roadside bomb
killed nine Turkish soldiers in
an armored personnel carrier
Wednesday in southeastern Tur-
key, making it the deadliest attack
by suspected Kurdish rebels in six
months, ofcials said.
Ofcials suggested both at-
tacks were done by rebels of the
Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK,
which has been fghting since
1984 for more autonomy for Tur-
keys Kurds, who makes up a ffth
of the countrys population of 70
million and live predominantly in
the impoverished southeast.
Tens of thousands have died
in Turkeys Kurdish confict. In
recent years, the government
has taken ftful steps to provide
more economic help and cultural
rights to Kurds, including lifting
a ban on the Kurdish language
in 1991.
2.Pope Benedict apologizes
for forced school in Canada
VATICAN CITY Pope Benedict
XVI apologized Wednesday to
native Canadians who were
physically and sexually abused at
church-run boarding schools they
were forced to attend, saying he
was sorry for their anguish and
was praying they would heal.
From the 19th century until the
1970s, more than 150,000 Indian
children in Canada were forced
to attend state-funded Christian
schools as an efort to assimilate
them into Canadian society. The
Canadian government has admit-
ted that physical and sexual abuse
was rampant in the schools, with
students beaten for speaking
their native languages.
3. Boeing 737 jet crashes
near Congolese capital
KINSHASA, Congo A Boeing
737 crashed southeast of Congos
capital on Wednesday, but there
was no immediate word on
casualties or whether the plane
carried passengers or cargo, a
provincial governor said.
Rescue workers headed to the
site and saw from afar a large
plane still burning, the governor
AIESEC to hold festa in
Kansas Union tonight
The Association of Internation-
al Students in Science, Economics
and Commerce (AIESEC) will host
a Latin American Fiesta tonight
to bring more Latin American
awareness to the University.
Marley Parsons, vice president
of AIESEC events, said the event
would include dancing to region-
al music, appetizers donated from
local restaurants and tables for
diferent Latin American nations
where students could learn about
specifc regions and cultures of
Latin America. The festa starts
at 8 p.m. in the Ballroom at the
Kansas Union.
Parsons, Shawnee senior, said
AIESEC held events about difer-
ent regions of the world, focusing
on a diferent region each month.
She said there had not been a
Latin American event since last
year. Parsons said the festa would
be an opportunity for students to
expand their horizons and meet a
diverse group of people.
Its a way for students to learn
something new and have a little
fun doing it, Parsons said.
AIESEC will accept donations
in the form of school supplies, art
supplies and childrens books. All
of the donations will go to the
Centro Hispano Resource Center,
a non-proft organization in
Lawrence that teaches English as
a second language and Spanish
classes for children.
Rudolph Ardon, San Jos, Costa
Rica, graduate student, said that
from a cultural perspective, Latin
America was a very rich region.
He said that from an economic
standpoint, Latin American coun-
tries were closely tied to the U.S.
Ardon said students in any feld
of study should be familiar with
Latin American cultures.
Considering the level of
globalization, it would be very
useful for anyone to know about
the region and its cultures, Ardon
said. And considering the scope
of the event, it would be a good
starting point.
Ardon said the University had a
very big Latin American com-
munity and most of the Latin
American students would be at
the event.
Its a great networking op-
portunity to meet people, Ardon
said. I plan to have a lot of fun.
David Ugarte
BY JoHN HeilpriN
Associated Press
Obama administration, in a major
environmental policy shift, is lean-
ing toward asking 195 nations that
ratified the U.N. ozone treaty to
enact mandatory reductions in
hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs
according to U.S. information
obtained by The Associated Press.
Were considering this as an
option, Environmental Protection
Agency spokeswoman Adora Andy
said Wednesday, emphasizing that
while a final decision has not been
made it was accurate to describe
this as the administrations pre-
ferred option.
The change the first U.S.-
proposed mandatory global cut in
greenhouse gases would trans-
form the ozone treaty into a strong
tool for fighting global warming.
Now its going to be a climate
treaty, with no ozone-depleting
materials, if this goes forward,
an EPA technical expert said
Wednesday, speaking on condition
of anonymity because a final deci-
sion is pending.
The expert said the 21-year-
old ozone treaty known as the
Montreal Protocol created virtu-
ally the entire market for HFCs, so
including them in the treaty would
take care of a problem of its own
The Montreal Protocol is widely
viewed as one of the most success-
ful environmental treaties because
it essentially eliminated the use
of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs,
blamed for damaging the ozone
layer over Antarctica.
Because they do not affect the
ozone layer, HFCs broadly replaced
CFCs as coolants in everything
from refrigerators, air conditioners
and fire extinguishers to aerosol
sprays, medical devices and semi-
Scientists say eliminating use of
HFCs would spare the world an
amount of greenhouse gases up
to about a third of all CO2 emis-
sions about two to four decades
from now. Manufacturers in both
Europe and the U.S. have begun to
replace HFCs with so-called natu-
ral refrigerants such as hydrocar-
bons, ammonia or carbon dioxide.
Obama seeking reduction of greenhouse gases
A 53-year-old KU employee
reported a forgery at a loss of
$75.48 Wednesday.
Campus police reported two
false fre alarms Tuesday, the
frst at about 3 a.m. in the third
foor of McCollum Hall, the
second at about 5 a.m. in the
third foor of Ellsworth Hall.
A Haskell University employee
reported a theft of computer
equipment belonging to the
university at a loss of $650
Two KU fags were removed
from fag poles near Hoglund
Ballpark Monday. Campus
police reported the fags were
worth $250.
The owner of a 2009 Honda
reported criminal damage to
the car in KU parking lot No.
104 at a loss of $1,100 Monday.
Campus police reported that
it appeared the damage was
caused by someone jumping
and walking on the hood of
the car.
Campus police reported that
someone discharged a fre
extinguisher, causing the fre
alarm to sound, on the tenth
foor of McCollum Hall at about
5:30 a.m. Monday.
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news 3A thursday, april 30, 2009
Despite two cases of swine flu
being reported in Kansas this week,
University officials said KU stu-
dents shouldnt worry about their
The flu cases were located
115 miles outside of Lawrence in
Dickinson County.
Ninty-one cases of swine flu
have been reported nationally since
the United States Government
declared a public health emer-
gency Sunday.
On Wednesday, the United
Nations health agency raised
the international pandemic alert
to Phase 5, meaning the virus
had sustained human-to-human
transmission and a pandemic was
The Centers for Disease con-
trol also reported the death of
a 22-month-old Mexican boy in
Texas Wednesday.
The boy was brought to Houston
for treatment, according to the
Houston Department of Health
and Human Services.
What is sWine Flu?
According to the CDC, swine flu
is a respiratory disease in pigs caused
by the type A influenza virus.
Swine flu usually spreads by
direct exposure to pigs or contact
with another person who has the
The illness cannot be contracted
by eating pork products. Though
swine flu is contagious, the CDC
does not know how easily the virus
spreads among people.
Symptoms of swine flu closely
resemble those of the common flu
and include fever, cough, sore throat,
body aches, headaches and fatigue.
Where has sWine Flu
been identiFied?
Ninty-one cases of swine flu
have been reported in Arizona,
California, Indiana, Kansas,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada,
New York, Ohio and Texas.
The World Health Organization
confirmed Wednesday that at least
114 cases of swine flu had been
reported worldwide.
Its clear that the virus is spread-
ing, and we dont see it slowing down
at this point, Keiji Fukuda, assistant
director-general of WHO, said at a
news conference Wednesday.
should Ku students
be concerned?
Sue Lorenz, interim director of
the Office of Study Abroad, said
students traveling to Mexico dur-
ing the summer did not need to
reconsider their travel arrange-
Sixteen students are scheduled
to study abroad in Mexico begin-
ning May 15.
We dont want our students to
worry that well put them in a bad
situation, Lorenz said.
She said anytime there was a
possible health threat, the Office of
Study Abroad kept students updat-
ed on a regular basis.
Emma Payne, Leavenworth
junior, plans to study in Puebla,
Mexico, for six weeks beginning
May 15.
She said she had been keeping
in touch with the Office of Study
Abroad and visiting the CDC Web
site regularly.
Its nerve-wracking, Payne
Though swine flu was a concern,
Payne said she was still excited.
Marlesa Roney, vice provost for
student success, issued a statement
to students Monday outlining the
precautions to take should there be
a pandemic in the U.S.
If an emergency arises, students
should stay informed by visiting
the Universitys pandemic response
site at
What preventative
measures should be
Patricia Denning, senior staff
physician at Watkins Memorial
Health Center, said it was impor-
tant for students to be cautious of
flu-like symptoms, including those
exhibited by people around them.
Hopefully, people who are sick
will stay home and not spread
viruses, she said.
Denning said college campuses
were prone to spreading the flu
viruses because of large class sizes.
More information about swine flu
outbreaks can be found by visiting
the CDC Web site,
Edited by Andrew Wiebe
University says swine fu threat is no reason to worry
Top Left: Hogs stand in a pen on the
Francis Gilmore farmTuesday near Perry, Iowa.
Gilmore, 72, runs a 600-head hog operation
near Perry, northwest of Des Moines.
Top Right: Hayden Henshaw, 18, who
is recovering fromswine fu, sits at his home
in Cibolo, Texas Tuesday. Henshawis snifing
but quickly recovering, and nowhis family is
mostly sick of the self-imposed quarantine
thats had themcooped up for four days.
BottomLeft: Kansas Gov. Kathleen
Sebelius leaves escorted by a security ofcer
Tuesday at the Kansas Statehouse inTopeka.
Sebelius won Senate confrmationTuesday
as the nations Health and Human Services
secretary, thrusting her into the middle of a
public health emergency with the swine fu
sickening dozens of Americans.
Summer study abroad programs in Mexico will go on as planned and officials say cases of the virus in Kansas shouldnt concern students
Five dead so far because
of heavy rains in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. The death toll
from days of heavy rain in Kansas
rose to fve Wednesday when
authorities found the bodies of
two people in a car submerged in
a fooded creek.
A 26-year-old Parsons man
and a 22-year-old Springfeld,
Mo., woman were found by
Labette County sherifs deputies
in Pumpkin Creek in southeast
Kansas, the state Division of
Emergency Management said.
The couple had been reported
missing Tuesday evening. Authori-
ties believe they were traveling
west on a road and were swept
into the creek at a low-water
The fve storm-related deaths
have occurred in northeast,
southeast and south-central
Kansas since Saturday.
More rain was expected
Thursday and flood warnings
were posted for communities
along several eastern Kansas
A woman in Oklahoma died
Wednesday when her car slid
during heavy rain and hit an on-
coming truck, the state Highway
Patrol said.
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NEWS 4A Thursday, april 30, 2009
The University is generally
regarded as having an alcohol-free
campus. Although the sale of alco-
hol on campus is strictly prohib-
ited, the consumption of alcohol is
allowed on certain occasions, such
as tailgating before a football game.
When students spotted a 23rd
Street Brewery keg heading up to
the Scholarship Suites at Memorial
Stadium during the Kansas Relays,
this appeared to be a violation of
the dry-campus policy.
According to the University
Event Alcohol Policy, athletic
events are some of the few occa-
sions during which state statutes
and the Alcoholic Beverage Control
Commission permit the serving
of alcoholic liquor on campus.
Memorial Stadium and Hoglund
Ballpark are the two designated
athletic facilities where serving
alcohol on campus is permissible.
The alcohol for events must also be
approved by the University.
The Chancellor must approve a
written request by Kansas Athletics,
Inc., to allow the consumption of
alcoholic liquor in the suites at
other athletic events.
Associate Athletics Director Jim
Marchiony said that any use of
alcohol at an athletic event had to
be related to fundraising.
Thats why alcohol is permis-
sible in donor areas, and thats why
we can have tailgating during foot-
ball games, Marchiony said.
The contributions from
Athletics donors are one form of
fundraising that allows for the con-
sumption of alcohol at Memorial
Stadium and Hoglund Ballpark in
the Scholarship Suites. Tailgating
is allowed because participants
donate $1 per sale of each football
Marchiony said that, each year,
Athletics usually made a contri-
bution to four campus organiza-
tions with the football program
sales. This year, the Athletics
donations had an environmental
focus. It donated 25 cents from
each program sold to the Center
for Sustainability, Studio 804,
Biodiesel Initiative and Emerging
Green Builders.
Marchiony said Athletics super-
vised the storage and stocking of
alcohol on a weekly basis dur-
ing football season. For base-
ball games, the supervision
depended on the teams schedule.
We make sure the stipulations
in the policy are met, Marchiony
Suite holders may consume
alcohol during a period beginning
two hours before a game and last-
ing two hours after the conclusion.
Marchiony also said the fans
behavior was good in the suites
and that Athletics constantly dis-
cussed tailgating with the Provost
Office and the KU Public Safety
We havent had any major
issues, Marchiony said.
Editedby Carly Halvorson
Keg prompts questions
about KU alcohol policy
Alcohol on campus allowed for special circumstances
nThe term alcoholic liquor
shall include cereal malt bever-
nAthletics and guests in Schol-
arship Suites shall be respon-
sible for ensuring compliance
with the University policy and
all laws governing consump-
tion of alcoholic liquors
nSale of alcoholic liquor
in the Scholarship Suites is
nFood and non-alcoholic
beverages must also be made
available during times in
which alcoholic liquor is avail-
able for consumption
nThe legal drinking age of 21
years will be enforced
nOn a limited basis, alcoholic
beverages may be consumed
during tailgating activities the
three hours prior to kick-of
nConsumption during half-
time of football games will
end 15 minutes following the
second half kick-of, no further
consumption will be permitted
nPolicy does not permit Uni-
versity organizations to serve
alcohol as a part of a tailgate
nContainers of a capacity in
excess of one gallon will not
be permitted
nConsumption of alcohol
will not be permitted on city
streets, including Mississippi,
Maine and 11th Streets
nAfter the last home games,
Athletics will remove all alco-
holic liquors from the Scholar-
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Obama meets in town hall
to mark 100th day in ofce
President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting Fox Senior High School in Arnold, Mo. onWednesday. President Obama responded to
critics who say that he is taking on too much, sayingWere doing what we said wed do.
Associated Press
ARNOLD, Mo. Marking
his symbolic 100th day in office,
President Barack Obama told
Midwesterners Wednesday: Im
pleased with the progress weve
made but Im not satisfied.
Im confident in the future but
Im not content with the present,
the president told a town-hall style
event in a St. Louis suburb.
Later, the president planned
to head back to
Washington to send
that same message
to the rest of the
country at a prime
time news confer-
In office just
three months, the
Democrat enters
the next phase of
his new presidency
with a high job approval rating and
a certain amount of political capital
from his history-making election
last fall. But he also faces a thicket
of challenges as he seeks to move
ahead on multiple fronts both for-
eign and domestic amid recession
and war. He will need continued
public support to accomplish his
lofty goals.
We have begun to pick our-
selves up and dust ourselves off, and
weve begun the work of remaking
America, Obama proclaimed. But
he acknowledged, Weve got a lot
of work to do because on our first
day in office, we found challenges
of unprecedented size and scope.
He defended his ambitious,
costly plan, saying: These chal-
lenges could not be met with half
measures. They couldnt be met
with the same old formulas. They
couldnt be confronted in isolation.
They demanded action that was
bold and sustained.
And, Obama countered critics
who said hes taking on too much,
as he works to turn
around the reces-
sion while revamp-
ing energy, educa-
tion and health
care in the United
The changes
that weve made
are the changes we
promised, Obama
said. Were doing
what we said wed do.
Earlier, Obama began his day
at the White House, where he
welcomed Sen. Arlen Specter, the
veteran Pennsylvania Republican,
to the Democratic Party. The pres-
ident said he was grateful for
Specters decision to switch parties.
Vice President Joe Biden, who had
long encouraged his former Senate
colleague to become a Democrat,
also attended.
The president then darted to
Missouri to hold what aides billed
as a question-and-answer event,
though Obama spent roughly 20
minutes making opening remarks
in which he touted changes his
fledgling administration already
has made and other issues it wants
to tackle in the coming months.
The president promised to
fight for everyday Americans,
saying: My campaign was pos-
sible because the American people
wanted change. I ran for president
because I wanted to carry those
voices, your voices, with me to
Washington. So I just want every-
body to understand youre who
Im working for every single day
in the White House. Ive heard
your stories. I know you sent me to
Washington because you believed
in the promise of a better day. And
I dont want to let you down.
Obama reached his 100th day
with strong public backing. An
Associated Press-GfK poll found
that 64 percent of Americans
approved of his job performance
and 48 percent believed the coun-
try is headed in the right direction.
The right direction number is
up 8 points since February and 31
points since October, the month
before Obamas election.
But problems may lurk behind
that public optimism. Ninety per-
cent of Americans consider the
economy an important issue the
most ever in an AP poll and 65
percent said its difficult for them
and their families to get ahead.
We have begun to
pick ourselves up and
dust ourselves of...
weve begun the work
of remaking America.
Montana legislature passes new gun law
Associated Press
HELENA, Mont. Montana is
trying to trigger a battle over gun
control and perhaps make a
larger point about what many folks
in this ruggedly independent state
regard as a meddlesome federal
In a bill passed by the Legislature
earlier this month, the state is
asserting that guns manufactured
in Montana and sold in Montana
to people who intend to keep their
weapons in Montana are exempt
from federal gun registration,
background check and dealer-
licensing rules because no state
lines are crossed.
That notion is all but certain to
be tested in court.
The immediate effect of the law
could be limited, because Montana
is home to just a few specialty gun
makers, known for high-end hunt-
ing rifles and replicas of Old West
weapons, and because their out-
of-state sales would automatically
trigger federal control.
Still, much bigger prey lies in
Montanas sights: a legal show-
down over how far the federal
governments regulatory authority
Its a gun bill, but its another
way of demonstrating the sover-
eignty of the state of Montana, said
Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer,
who signed the bill.
Carrie DiPirro, a spokeswoman
for the Federal Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,
had no comment on the legislation.
But the federal government has
generally argued that it has author-
ity under the interstate commerce
clause of the U.S. Constitution to
regulate guns because they can so
easily be transported across state
Guns and states rights both
play well in Montana, the birth-
place of the right-wing Freemen
militia and a participant in the
Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s
and 80s, during which Western
states clashed with Washington
over grazing and mineral extrac-
tion on federal land.
Under the new law, guns intend-
ed only for Montana would be
stamped Made in Montana. The
drafters of the law hope to set off a
legal battle with a simple Montana-
made youth-model single-shot,
bolt-action .22 rifle. They plan to
find a squeaky clean Montanan
who wants to send a note to the
ATF threatening to build and sell
about 20 such rifles without fed-
eral dealership licensing.
If the ATF tells them its illegal,
they will sue and take the case all
the way to the U.S. Supreme Court,
if they can.
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By having a dialogue it not
only strengthens us and what we
believe, but it helps other people
make an informed decision,
Rothbrust, Overland Park junior,
The walk is just one of the
events that is part of KU Stand
Up for LIFE Week, hosted by KU
Students for Life. The group has
been tabling on Wescoe Beach all
week and will be there today and
Friday. Tonight, the group is hosting
a discussion called The Morality of
The whole point is to raise
awareness about a really big issue,
Rothbrust said. Fundamentally its
about dialogue.
In response to the groups events,
the Commission on the Status of
Women tabled on Wescoe Beach to
offer an opposing viewpoint.
Elise Higgins, Topeka junior, said
the purpose for CSWs response was
to inform students about the safety
and legality of pregnancy termina-
tions, as well as the range of services
Planned Parenthood provided.
The Lawrence chapter of Planned
Parenthood doesnt provide abor-
tion services, but mostly exists to
help with family planning and sex-
ual health, said Holly Weatherford,
spokesperson for Kansas Planned
Parenthood organizations.
Jennifer Meitl, Outreach
Coordinator for the St. Lawrence
Catholic Campus Center said the
students would take shifts pray-
ing all night outside of Planned
Sarah Bergkamp, Garden Plain
freshman, said she was in charge
of coordinating the anti-abortion
group and to make sure prayers
took place every hour from 7 p.m.
to 7 a.m.
Bergkamp said the vigil was a
peaceful protest that was not meant
to get attention or create confronta-
tion. She said everyone was wel-
come to join the vigil.
Were not here to shove our
views in others faces, Bergkamp
said. We just want it to end peace-
KU Stand Up for LIFE Week
focused on the organizations anti-
abortion position, and began when
KU Students for Life members drew
3,600 chalk hearts on Wescoe Beach
to represent the number of abor-
tions that occur each day in the
America is supposed to be about
freedom for everyone, but were
taking away that right from the
unborn, Bergkamp said.
Pete Northcott, member of KU
Students for Life, said the goal of
Stand Up for LIFE Week was to
help spread a message for those
who could not speak for themselves.
Northcott, Olathe junior, said that
these issues werent brought up on
campus as much as they should be.
Abortion hurts women and chil-
dren and we want to show peo-
ple that there are other options,
Northcott said.
Though Higgins said she defi-
nitely supported alternatives to
abortion, she said making abortion
illegal wouldnt take away the risk to
women undergoing the procedure.
In 2007, Congress reported that
prior to the Roe v. Wade decision,
an estimated 1,200,000 women each
year resorted to illegal abortions.
Weatherford said that number
was the best evidence that women
would continue the practice despite
The Morality of Abortion,
which begins at 7 p.m. in the Big
12 room in the Kansas Union, will
discuss the moral precepts that
guide the anti-abortion position.
Rothbrust will be a moderator for
the discussion. She said that stu-
dents who were not anti-abortion
could come to the discussion to
understand the other sides perspec-
tive. She said that this issue was
morally based and that her partici-
pation was like being part of a civil
rights movement.
Its really uplifting to say Yeah, I
stood up for that, Rothbrust said.
news 5A Thursday, april 30, 2009
The sophomore class proved to
be the most spirited Wednesday at
the first class competition hosted
by the Board of Class Officers in
front of Wescoe Hall.
The class presidents created the
event to help promote campus
Students who
stopped to partici-
pate could com-
pete in a hula-
hooping con-
test. Those who
hula-hooped the
longest won five
points for their
class. Students
could also earn
points by solving two riddles and
playing a bean bag throwing game.
The class with the most points by
2 p.m. won.
Kelly Unger, Leawood sopho-
more, and president of the sopho-
more class, helped run the event
and said she was happy with the
turnout for the event even though
it was only its first year.
Unger said that freshmen and
seniors knew their identity as being
at the bottom or top of class hier-
archy, and she wanted to give all
classes an identity.
Theres a lot of pride associated
with that and we wanted to bring
some unity to campus, Unger said.
Melissa Maksimowicz, Wichita
junior, stopped by the table at
Wescoe Hall to par-
ticipate and received
a 2010 class button.
Even though you
graduate the same
year as some people,
you dont have all
the same classes with
them, Maksimowicz
said. I think its good
that theyre making
an effort to promote
The class officers plan to have
the event again next year.
We have a lot of ideas for next
year, Unger said. Were going to
work with the administration and
try to get something unique to KU
that can be a tradition.
Edited by Heather Melanson
Doles for more than 20 years. After
serving as White House political
director to Ronald Reagan, Lacy
became the deputy director of Bob
Doles Political Action Committee
in 1986.
He said most of the questions
that would be asked were personal
questions regarding the senators
lives and careers. Some questions
will also be drawn from the cou-
ples book, Unlimited Partners.
Lacy said getting the couple
to speak together was actually
easier than getting them individu-
ally, even though they had done
very few joint interviews in their
The Doles said they were look-
ing forward to coming back to the
Dole Institute and were excited
about the lecture.
We havent done it before so we
decided to give it a shot, Bob Dole
said. There will be a lot of young
people there and theyll have a lot
of good questions.
Bob Dole last visited the
University on April 8 for the
Pickens Plan presentation given
by oil executive T. Boone Pickens.
The last time he was on campus
for a lecture was in 2005.
Elizabeth Dole said that when-
ever she was on a college campus,
she encouraged young people to
think about public service as a
noble profession.
She said that throughout the
years, she and Bob had found pub-
lic service as an area where they
could make a positive difference.
My mother lived to be 103,
Elizabeth Dole said. When youre
up in years and youre looking
back over your life, I think the
question is, What did I stand
The Dole Institute opened in
July 2003 after a suggestion from
Chancellor Hemenway. After Bob
Dole lost his presidential cam-
paign in 1996, he agreed to have
the University build the Dole
Lacy said the mission of the
Dole Institute was to get students
and adults more involved in poli-
tics and public service in a biparti-
san and philosophically balanced
The Dole Lecture is held each
spring by the Dole Institute
and features a prominent figure
addressing an aspect of current
politics or policy. The idea for
the Dole Lecture was to have for-
mer presidents, ambassadors and
international personalities visit
the KU campus.
I just think its great that Kansas
has a chance to have these history
makers here, Earle said.
Earle said that this year was the
perfect time to honor Bob and
Elizabeth Dole together.
He said deciding who would
speak at the annual Dole lecture
was a matter of selecting someone
with a real world and global per-
spective. Past speakers include Bill
Clinton, Tom Brokaw and Richard
For our lecture series, what
we are trying to do is to be timely
and give the community access to
the wider world of politics, Earle
Bob Dole said he was pleased
with the Dole Institute and the
programs it has put on.
Im proud of KU and the peo-
ple that go there, Dole said. Its
been successful, so coming back
makes it even more interesting
and exciting because it has suc-
Edited by Carly Halvorson
Sophomore class
has the most spirit
Theres a lot of pride
associated with that
and we wanted to
bring some unity to
Kelly unger
Sophomore class president
dole (continued from 1A)
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sion, use, sale and distribution
of alcohol is prohibited on
university grounds.
MUuses a sanction system
when students violate their
alcohol policy. Sanctions may
n Warning
n Housing probation
n University probation
n Restitution for damages
n Loss of privileges
n Residence hall expulsion
n University expulsion
Parents are notifed after the
frst violation.
The University is technically a
dry campus, but the chancellor
can grant permission for alcohol
use at special events.
Students caught violating the
no-alcohol policy in residence
halls are punished through a sanc-
tions system. For each alcohol vio-
lation, a corresponding punish-
ment is applied.
For the first violation, students
are required to take a three-and-
a-half hour online alcohol edu-
cation course called Under the
Influence. The course costs $40
and consists of seven lessons to
help students understand the con-
sequences of alcohol misuse and
provides information and tools to
help change unhealthy behaviors.
The second violation requires
a $60 one-on-one meeting with
a counselor at Watkins Memorial
Health Center. The course, called
Choices, uses a journal to guide
students through questions
regarding their personal drink-
ing habits, opinions and attitudes.
These questions are then further
discussed with a health educator.
Jenny McKee, health educator
at Watkins and counselor for the
Choices program, said she couldnt
require students to seek psycho-
logical care, but she could notify
themof available resources.
My job is to provide themwith
information, McKee said. Some
students come in and its like talk-
ing to a brick wall for 90 minutes.
A third violation requires an
appearance before the Student
Housing Judicial Board that is
composed of housing complex
directors and resident assistants.
Cody Charles, complex director
for Lewis and Templin halls, said
the judicial system worked hard
to get students to change their
behavior by discussing its underly-
ing causes. He said finances, issues
at home and school-related stress
were often associated with drink-
I think its about creating rap-
port with the student, Charles
said. You have to dig deeper and
figure out whats going on. We do
have students who drink every day
and are probably alcoholics.
Wren was expelled from Oliver
Hall after repeated violations but
other less severe actions to punish
students include moving them to
another floor or another hall.
Some RAs who are supposed to
enforce the policies say the system
is too lenient and does not do
enough to effectively address alco-
hol abuse on the KU campus.
ReSIDence HallS
Blake Baraban, Topeka junior,
was required to complete all three
steps in the sanctions process dur-
ing his freshman year in Oliver
It was like from the early-90s
or late 80s, Baraban said of the
video he had to watch. It was
definitely out of date. There was a
workbook you had to fill out and
it was like a joke, too. There was
like a smiley face that said sober
and there was a sad face that said
depressed and drunk.
Baraban was cited for violat-
ing housing policy 15 times. He
said three of those write-ups were
for violating alcohol policy, while
several others would have been
alcohol infringements if he hadnt
found a loophole in the system. To
avoid getting written up for hav-
ing alcohol in the residence halls,
he and his friends would not open
their bedroom doors when an RA
came to check on them.
If an RA suspects alcohol use
but is refused access to a students
room to verify the violation, the
most the RA can do is write the
student up for being uncoopera-
tive with staff along with a sus-
picion of alcohol.
I guess I learned the system,
Baraban said. A lot of people do
that, though. Alot of people know
not to let RAs look in your drink
or dont let them in your dorm
things like that.
Diana Robertson, director of the
Department of Student Housing,
said that the sanctions system at
the University worked for most
students, but that there was no
data to showwhether they changed
students drinking behaviors.
Youre not going to have 10
alcohol violations and still be liv-
ing with us, Robertson said. We
want to make sure were getting it
right and doing the best thing to
make people learn.
Ward, former Oliver Hall RA,
said she thought the sanctions sys-
tem used in the residence halls
wasnt persuasive enough to sup-
port the authority of RAs and
didnt change students attitudes
about drinking.
Sanctions dont do anything
except make them angry, Ward
said. It doesnt change their opin-
ion if they dont care. They just
get mad at you because youre the
one who caught them. A lot of the
sanctions are far too easy in my
Ward said most RAs eventually
stopped trying to strictly enforce
alcohol policy.
You just give up because noth-
ing you do or say is going to
change their mind, she said. Its
very common practice to look the
other way. The unspoken rule is,
If I dont see it or hear it, its not
But Jay Vaglio, an RA at Lewis
Hall, said he thought the sanctions
system was relatively effective in
controlling the drinking situation,
although he said it was not going
to prevent underage or abusive
drinking in the residence halls.
I think its kind of putting a
Band-Aidona large woundinstead
of getting surgery on that wound,
Vaglio said. Its kind of like cov-
ering up the problem instead of
fixing it.
POlIcIeS elSeWHeRe
The University has one of the
most lenient alcohol policies com-
pared with other universities in
the Big 12.
At Nebraska, students are
required to have a psychological
evaluation focusing on substance
abuse after three policy violations.
Keith Zaborowski, associate direc-
tor of residence halls at Nebraska,
said he rarely saw students receive
three violations.
He said that in the residence
halls, community service officers
patrolled the hallways at night
and called campus police to deal
with students violating alcohol
policy. In those cases, students
were charged with violating city
law and often received a ticket for
Minor In Possession in addition
to university sanctions.
At Oklahoma, students are
automatically suspended for a
minimum of one semester after
accumulating three alcohol viola-
tions. The school notifies parents
following the first violation.
Oklahoma implemented a more
severe alcohol policy after fresh-
man Blake Hammontree died of
alcohol poisoning inside the Sigma
Chi fraternity house in 2004.
Following his death, the fraternity
was expelled from campus, five
students were charged with fur-
nishing alcohol at the party where
Hammontree died, and school
president David Boren instituted a
more stringent alcohol policy.
Oklahoma was honored nation-
ally as a success story in 2006
for its new alcohol policy by the
Underage Drinking Enforcement
Training Center.
At Kansas, however, Roney, vice
provost of student success, said
Wrens death did not create any
greater sense of urgency to address
alcohol policy than before.
I think the parental notifica-
tion piece is the one were dusting
off again, Roney said, referring to
the Universitys privacy policies.
Normally after any incident on
campus we step back and review
our processes and our policies, so
its kind of a normal part of what
we do.
The University created the
Alcohol Priority Group, which
first met in November 2007, to
identify measurable actions by
which alcohol consumption could
be reduced within the KU and
Lawrence communities. The
group eventually made 36 final
recommendations for change.
Almost a year later, Roney said
the University had begun work on
seven of those, including imple-
menting an alcohol screening pro-
gram for incoming freshmen and
allowing housing staff access to
student dormrooms.
Another result of those recom-
mendations is the Community
Alcohol Coalition, a group similar
to the Priority Group, which plans
to review the Universitys current
practices compared with those at
other universities and to recom-
mend models that can be imple-
mented here. Its first meeting was
The University offers a few
treatment options to students with
alcohol concerns and dependen-
cies, but students must take the
time to search out their treatment.
There has to be a willingness to
change or learn, McKee, Watkins
Wellness Center educator, said.
When theyre ready for a behav-
ior change hopefully they know
where to go.
Counseling and Psychological
Services, or CAPS, is available to
students but does not have a spe-
cific alcohol or substance abuse
counseling program. CAPS does
offer students the opportunity to
meet with an alcohol substance
abuse counselor from the Douglas
County Citizens Committee on
Alcoholism, who is on cam-
pus two afternoons each week.
Students also have the opportu-
nity to meet one-on-one with a
graduate student intern or a pro-
fessional for counseling on any
topic. Counselors can then pro-
vide referrals to other sources of
John Wade, outreach coordi-
nator and licensed counseling
psychologist for CAPS, said that
although the center was trying to
become more visible as an alcohol
resource, he couldnt say whether
many students were aware of the
My sense is that students who
are persistent, who are willing to
ask a few questions, are probably
able to find resources, Wade said.
Being able to increase awareness
of our services is a constant chal-
lenge we have.
Ray Rodriguez, health promo-
tion coordinator at Iowa State, said
one of his goals since being hired
two years ago was to enhance the
health centers Web site. He said
programs and marketing strate-
gies were essential to getting infor-
mation to students about health
Its got to be easy to find your
way around and its got to have
honest information, Rodriguez
Wade said many clients he
worked with had voluntarily
sought treatment.
Rachel, a KU junior, went to
CAPS at the University for coun-
seling after making a desperate
phone call to her parents one
The night I totally crashed was
the first night I actually admitted
that I couldnt sleep unless I had
a drink or some form of a sleep-
ing pill, she said. I had been
blacking out on weekends and had
just been really upset about it. Id
laugh about it with my friends but
I dont think they realized I was
really humiliated about the way I
was acting.
Rachel, who asked that her last
name be withheld, went through
counseling in high school while
battling depression. She said she
loved her therapist at home, but
didnt know where to turn when
she came to school and realized
she needed help with her alcohol
Rachels mom, Annette, called
CAPS for Rachel, but because
Rachel is an adult, she had to
schedule the appointment herself.
When youre in that state the
last thing you want to do is look
for somebody, Rachel said. You
want it to be there right away. You
just want to talk to someone.
Rachel said she thought it was
initially difficult to get students
to seek help. If they did find their
way to a resource like CAPS, she
said, it was important to make sure
students had a good first experi-
After her first appointment with
CAPS, however, Rachel said she
thought it had been a waste of
She said she wished she had
been aware of the option to speak
with a female psychologist. Instead
she spoke with a male graduate
student. She said it was uncom-
fortable crying in front of a stu-
dent so close to her own age.
The next step was to see him
again, but since I didnt feel com-
fortable in my first appointment,
I knew leaving that office that I
wasnt going to show up, she said.
She was most frustrated when
she received no advice and no plan
for future treatment.
Im glad that wasnt my first
experience seeing a psychologist
because I dont think Id want to go
see one again, she said.
Since leaving her first appoint-
ment with CAPS two months
ago, Rachel has not returned to
Watkins for any further treatment,
nor has she received any inquiries
about her failure to attend her
follow-up appointment. She said
she was no longer seeking profes-
sional psychological help, and she
continues to drink.
a cOMPlex ISSUe
Roney said excessive and under-
age drinking were complex issues
for universities to address. She said
it was hard to specifically address
the needs of each individual.
It is not a situation where one
intervention works for every stu-
dent, Roney said. If that was
the case, we wouldnt have any
problems at all. In a situation deal-
ing with any type of substance
abuse were always looking for new
programs that are looking to be
effective. So we are always seeking
information fromcolleagues.
Many Big 12 administrators say
it is especially difficult to combat
college drinking because it has
become so entrenched in campus
Bronson Hilliard, director of
media relations at the University
of Colorado, said trying to stop
alcohol consumption was a fruit-
less struggle. Instead, he said, the
university created a policy that
focused on reducing harm and
educating students about personal
and social responsibility.
Theres no way a university by
itself can stop young people from
drinking, Hilliard said. The best
we can hope to do is educate them
and start to create some more real-
istic understanding of what drink-
ing really is.
Matt Hecker, dean of students at
Nebraska, said he knew that what
happened to Jason Wren could
happen to anyone on any col-
lege campus and that universities
needed to be aware of what they
could do to help provide students
with resources to prevent unnec-
essary tragedies.
We like to think that our pro-
grams are working, Hecker said.
When you dont see problems you
like to think things are working.
Just like your car. Its not until you
wake up and your car wont start
that you stop and think. Just doing
what were doing isnt enough.
Adam McGonigle, Wichita
junior and former student body
president, said that if policy were
to be changed, it would probably
fall to the incoming chancellor and
provost to make those decisions.
It will certainly be a major chal-
lenge for the individuals stepping
into leadership roles, McGonigle
said. It is a major obstacle for the
University and, consequently, they
will need to address it. Alcohol
abuse is a major issue in our coun-
try and on college campuses spe-
cifically. This is too big of an issue
to simply ignore.
Edited by Elizabeth Cattell
NEWS 6A thursday, april 30, 2009 NEWS 7A thursday, april 30, 2009
Wet/Dry: Wet campus. Iowa
State University says it gives
its students the tools to make
informed decisions about al-
cohol. Minors are still subject
to federal and state laws.
n The university holds the
right to determine the times,
places and conditions when
alcohol may be consumed on
university grounds.
n Student housing: To the
extent possible and reason-
able, the institution will
respect a students privacy
within his/her university hous-
ing room. Possession and
consumption of alcoholic
beverages is permitted in
university housing according
to the policies established by
the Department of Residence
and only for those persons
having attained drinking age
as stipulated in the laws of the
State of Iowa.
TexaS a&M
Wet/Dry: Wet campus. Resi-
dents over 21 may possess
alcohol in university hous-
ing arrangements as long as
everyone living there is 21,
excluding the possession of
kegs. Open containers out-
side of rooms are prohibited.
Students who violate alcohol
policies are subject to disci-
plinary actions through the
university and state. Sanc-
tions may include:
n A period of conduct
probation or removal from
n Notifcation of parents
n Educational workshops
n Substance abuse
n Community service
Voluntary admission to a
substance abuse treatment
program prior to the issuance
of charges may be looked
upon favorably in disciplinary
Wet/Dry: Dry campus. The
University believes that
spiritual, intellectual, emo-
tional, physical, and social
development have their great-
est growth free from mind-
altering chemicals. Its goal is
to provide an environment
where the entire campus
community is challenged and
motivated to live a chemical-
free lifestyle.
Baylor University policy
prohibits the unlawful
manufacture, possession,
use, sale, transfer, or purchase
of a controlled substance or
another dangerous drug such
as a controlled substance
analogue (designer drug) on
or of the campus.
If Baylor students violate
university policies they are
subject one or more disciplin-
ary sanctions:
n Oral warning
n Written warning
n Probation
n Eviction
n Suspension
n Expulsion
TexaS TecH
Wet/Dry: Dry campus.
The possession of alcohol
anywhere on campus is
prohibited, which includes
the possession of empty
or decorative alcohol
n The Ofce of the Vice
President for Student Afairs,
in conjunction with the
Dean of Students, Student
Judicial Programs and the
Department of Student
Housing and Residence
Life respects the rights and
responsibilities of students
and shall consider each
violation of university policy
and each violation of federal,
state and/or local law on a
case-by-case basis and shall
further attempt to initially
use educational options to
assist students.
n If a student violates the
code of conduct, the student
will be subject to disciplinary
procedures. Disciplinary
procedures including:
n Written warning
n Probation
n Suspension
n Expulsion
Wet/Dry: Wet campus. Alco-
holic beverages may be con-
sumed and stored in resident
rooms if all occupants are 21
years of age or older.
All residents who violate
alcohol policy are required to
appear before a judicial board
where they are given one of
the following sanctions:
n Verbal or written notice
n Probation
n Forced roomchange
n Fine
n Bar,which stays on the
students record until
they resolve the violation.
Wet/Dry: The University is
technically a dry campus,
but the chancellor can grant
permission for alcohol use at
special events.
1st violation
n Under The Infuence- 3.5
hour online alcohol course
2nd violation
n 90 minute face-to-face
discussion with counselor at
Watkins Health Center
3rd violation
n Reviewby the judicial
board in student housing
Wet/Dry: Dry
1st violation
n Alcohol education class
n Community service
n Warning issued
2nd violation
n One on one alcohol
awareness course
n Year-longprobationary status
3rd violation
n Substance abuse violation
n Recommendations for
treatment which must be fol-
lowed (i.e. treatment programs,
suspension fromthe university)
Wet/Dry: Dry
Any student or employeeof the
University whohas violatedthis
prohibitionis subject todisci-
plinary actionincluding, but not
n Suspension
n Expulsion
n Terminationof employ-
n Referral for prosecution
and/or completion, at the
individuals expense, of an
KanSaS STaTe
Wet/Dry: Alcohol is available
in the student union and is
allowed in residence halls
for students of legal drink-
ing age. It is also allowed in
certain controlled situations
such as football games, fund-
raisers and special events if
organizers obtain a permit.
First-Time Ofender: Con-
ducted over two sessions
with the program coordina-
n Online assessment
n Results are discussed
with the program coordina-
tor who helps develop a
program for change for the
n The student meets with
coordinator four to six weeks
later to discuss progress
n The coordinator will as-
sess if the ofender has com-
pleted the e-Chug assess-
ment, designed a program of
change, made a reasonable
attempt and demonstrated
success at a program of
Multiple Ofender:
n Two online assessments
and meetings with the coor-
n A similar program of
change will be developed.
n After a four to six week
period, the program co-
ordinator who will assess
progress and make necessary
changes to the program.
n The student will continue
with the program for another
four weeks and meet again
with the program coordina-
tor for a fnal assessment and
At the Sigma Chi house, Blake
Hammontree was found dead
with a blood alcohol content
of 0.420 percent.
Wet/Dry: Dry
1st violation: Ofor on campus
n Parental notifcation
n Further alcohol education
2nd violation
n Parental notifcation
n Another appropriate
3rd violation
n Automatic suspension
fromthe University for a mini-
mumof one semester cOlORaDO
At the Chi Psi fraternity, Lynn
Gordon Gordie Bailey Jr.
was found dead with a blood
alcohol content of 0.328
Wet/Dry: Students can buy
beer in the bowling alley in
the student union. Other-
wise, alcohol is not served to
students on campus except
at special university functions
after obtaining a permit.
1st violation
n Parental notifcation
n 5 hours community service
n Attend Focus on Alcohol
Concerns class ($137 fee)
n Probation (very serious
warning for out-of-line behav-
ior) for one full semester
2nd violation
n Parental notifcation
n 10 hours community
n Referral to City 2nd Of-
fender Program($360 fee)
n Subject to suspension
(removal from the Univer-
sity) for one semester if
currently on probation for
first offense
3rd violation
n Parental notifcation
alcOHOl POlIcIeS
aT BIg 12 ScHOOlS
All information was gathered from each
universitys online code of conduct.
Members of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity shotgun beers during the pregame hours before the Jayhawks home opener against Northwestern State in early September 2006. Shotgunning, which involves piercing the bottom of a beer can and rapidly downing the contents from the opposite end,
is a common practice at parties. Most fraternities at the University are allowed to follow their own policies about drinking and are not dry like the KU campus. Phi Delta Theta is the only dry fraternity at the University of Kansas.
Tyler Waugh/KANSAN
Marlesa Roney, KU vice provost for student success, listens to a question during a panel discussion on drinking culture sponsored by the Drug Policy Forumof Kansas at the Hawks Nest on
April 9. The panel was called in response to the death of JasonWren. Issues addressed included potential changes to KUs privacy policies.
to see how alcohol afects your body, take a
quiz about alcohol use in Douglas County,
see what other students think about alcohol
use at the University, and see one house
party near campus and other multimedia.
Learn more about alcohol and binge drinking at the University.
Jenny McKee of
Wellness Center
gives tips on
how to protect
yourself when
you drink.
Counseling and Psychological Services: Watkins Health Cen-
ter, 2nd Floor, 864-2277
Watkins Memorial Health Center, Wellness Center, 864-9575
Alcoholics Anonymous: 410 S. Hickory Street, 842-0011
Alpha Recovery Center: 1031 Vermont Street, 842-6300
DCCCA: 3015 W. 31st Street, 843-9262
Hearthstone: 745 Ohio Street, 749-5409
Mechler WE Counseling Services: 544 Columbia Drive, 838-9700
LiveAgain: 3205 Clinton Parkway Court, 843-5483
Solace Counseling, 766-6800
alcohol resources in Lawrence
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Former Prison Break actor
Garrison released from jail
LOS ANGELES Lane Garrison,
who was serving a sentence of
three years and four months for a
drunken driving crash that killed
a 17-year-old Beverly Hills High
student, has been released from
The former Prison Break actor
was paroled and picked up at
3:50 a.m. Wednesday from the
California Correctional Institu-
tion in Tehachapi, Calif., Lt. Jon
Bartelmie said.
He participated in a substance
abuse program while at the
prison and is eligible for a similar
program now that hes been
released, Bartelmie said.
Garrison was charged after a
December 2006 crash in which
he rammed his Land Rover into
a tree, killing Vahagn Setian and
injuring two other teenage girls.
He later pleaded guilty to
vehicular manslaughter and
misdemeanor counts of drunken
driving and giving alcohol to a
Garrison was sentenced in
October 2007 to serve three years
and four months in prison. He
was also ordered to serve four
years parole and to pay about
$300,000 in restitution to the
victims and their families.
Bartelmie said Garrison was
released before serving his full
sentence because he received
credits for good behavior, which
is a common practice.
The actor met the girls at a
grocery store and accompanied
them to a party. At the time
of the crash, he had a blood-
alcohol content of 0.20 percent,
more than twice the legal limit
for driving, and was under the
infuence of cocaine, according
to police.
A civil lawsuit fled by Setians
family and Michelle Ohana, one
of the girls injured in the crash,
was recently dismissed at the
request of the parties.
Associated Press
Rihanna gets jewelry back;
Brown may face hearing
LOS ANGELES Rihanna will
get back $1.4 million in bor-
rowed jewelry she was wearing
the night she was allegedly
beaten by Chris Brown.
Prosecutors agreed to have
the jewelry photographed for
evidence if it is needed at a trial.
The 21-year-old singers at-
torney had requested a judges
order for the items return, but an
agreement was reached Wednes-
day morning.
Donald Etra said after the
hearing that it will allow Rihanna
to return the items to companies
that lent them to her. She wore
the jewelry, described as a pair of
earrings and three rings, to a pre-
Grammy party.
Brown was arrested Feb. 8 and
charged nearly a month later with
assault likely to produce great
bodily injury and making criminal
threats. Brown could face a pre-
liminary hearing in June when a
judge will decide whether there is
enough evidence for the case to
go to trial.
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taurus (april 20-may 20)
today is a 7
Its easier to concentrate now,
so study important subjects.
Youll do especially well with
money-saving plans. You could
write the book on getting by
on less. Hmmm. Not a bad
gemini (may 21-June 21)
today is a 6
Your worries begin to fade,
as you start to realize how
smart you are and how much
of an advantage youve built
for yourself. If youre not quite
there yet, keep building.
cancer (June 22-July 22)
today is an 8
For the next several weeks,
youll think of just about ev-
erything that could go wrong.
This is good. Itll help you solve
these problems before they
leo (July 23-aug. 22)
today is a 6
A person whos been standof-
ish is most likely warming up.
What you thought was snooti-
ness may be nothing more
than shyness. Be patient and
youll have a new friend.
Virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22)
today is a 9
For the next several weeks,
important people will be in a
talkative mood. Phone calls
will go longer than expected,
with nothing much being said.
Watch out for that if its on your
phone bill.
libra (sept. 23-oct. 22)
today is a 5
Bring your plans out of secrecy
in the next couple of weeks. A
person with more experience
will be very helpful now. Seek
advice from someone whos
objective, and can be trusted.
scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
today is an 8
Follow the money trail to fnd
out where the real power lies.
It shouldnt be too difcult.
All you have to do is ask. Some-
body who knows everything
will sing like a canary.
(nov. 22-dec. 21)
today is a 5
You have many of the answers
another is seeking. Dont give
them away; thats no fun. Its
not a good teaching method,
either. Make your student
fgure them out.
capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19)
today is an 8
Take care of regular chores
crisply, but not in a hurried
manner. Take the time to do
it right, so you wont have to
do it again. Practice working
smarter, and succeed.
aquarius (Jan. 20-feb. 18)
today is a 5
A person whos been reticent
all of a sudden starts talking.
After what youve experienced,
this is a welcome relief. Finally,
youll get the whole story. Keep
asking leading questions.
pisces (feb. 19-march 20)
today is an 8
For the next several weeks,
youll think of many changes
youd like to make to improve
your living standards. Youre
doing this on the cheap, but
youll end up with a nice prod-
uct. Youre very creative.
aries (march 21-april 19)
today is a 6
Take it easy; you need to recu-
perate. Youve had a few very
busy days. Reward yourself
with a special treat. Something
scrumptious would be appro-
priate. Invite a favorite friend
over to help you devour it.
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the man accused of stalking her,
testifed Wednesday that she
feared for her safety when she
learned he had entered the New
York City building where she
tapes her show.
Banks, 35, said her staf would
not let her leave the building on
March 18, 2008, because defen-
dant Brady Green, a stranger to
her, had shown up.
Banks said that her staf had
previously shown her Greens
photograph, told her he had
threatened one of her employees
and was somebody I should
watch out for.
When police arrived, the
former Sports Illustrated cover
girl said, I told them I was
scared. I didnt know what to
do. How do I live my life when I
leave this building? I had never
experienced anything like this
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Kansas drink more and
more dangerously than the
national average for college stu-
dents. Wednesdays Kansan story,
Excessive and accepted, reported
that KU students were
almost twice as likely
to binge drink com-
pared with students at
117 other universities.
In the same survey, 47
percent of KU students
admitted to drinking and driving
within the past 30 days, double the
national average of 23 percent.
These numbers indicate a lack
of personal accountability among
KU students. They also throw into
sharp relief the ineffectiveness of
the Universitys alcohol policies in
dealing with the scope of students
alcohol consumption.
To deal effectively with excessive
drinking, the University should
offer one centralized resource for
students seeking help for alcohol-
related issues. Under the current
system, information about the
Universitys alcohol policy and
treatment options for alcohol
dependency is scattered across
many different Web sites. One
integrated resource for students
would help boost the University
systems efficiency.
Also, according to the cur-
rent policy, students who violate
drinking rules in student hous-
ing are subjected to punishments
that have become more of a joke
than a learning experience. They
involve online courses, journaling
and, after three violations, meet-
ing with a judicial board. Instead
of this weak strategy,
the University should
implement a policy
incorporating city law
and University regu-
lations. This system
would be similar to
that employed at the University
of Nebraska, where underage
students caught drinking on cam-
pus are ticketed for a Minor In
Possession in addition to punish-
ments under university sanctions.
After three violations, students
at Nebraska must have a psy-
chological evaluation focusing
on substance abuse. This system
establishes tighter controls on
underage and on-campus drinking
and would help prevent students
with an alcohol problem from fall-
ing through the cracks.
The University of Kansas could
also learn from the University of
Oklahoma, which implemented a
more stringent alcohol policy fol-
lowing the 2004 death of a fresh-
man from alcohol poisoning. The
Underage Drinking Enforcement
Training Center honored
Oklahoma nationally in 2006 for
its improved alcohol policy.
Now, nearly two months after
the death of KU freshman Jason
Wren from alcohol poisoning,
the University has yet to set clear
goals to strengthen its own alcohol
Marlesa Roney, vice provost for
student success, said Wrens death
has led University officials to re-
evaluate the schools parental noti-
fication policy and a new alcohol
education program, AlcoholEdu,
for incoming freshmen. But
problems with the alcohol policy
The University administration
should centralize its resources for
alcohol education and implement
stricter rules, like those at other
Big 12 schools, to improve Kansas
alcohol policy. These are impor-
tant first steps in overhauling the
Universitys weak system and cre-
ating a more supportive policy for
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how to submit a lEttEr to thE Editor
ast week, I was pleased to
learn that fellow Kansan
columnists Michael Pope
and Ryan Snyder had won a pres-
tigious writing award. I was going
to congratulate them when I real-
ized: Theres no way I can person-
ally profit from their success by
merely congratulating them. So
I decided to change my stance
from pleased to highly suspi-
cious. If I exposed their award as
a hoax, if would be the scandal
of the century. I could make
millions of dollars and ruin the
careers of two promising writ-
ers truly a win-win. I set out
to prove that the Faulkner Award
for Kick-ass Excellence was fake,
and not F.A.K.E. as previously
My first move, as it is with
every investigative reporter worth
his salt, was Google. A search
for F.A.K.E. came up with no
results. Google asked me, Did
you mean D.A.R.E.? I highly
doubted Pope and Snyder were
keeping children off drugs, what
with their backwards baseball
caps and soulless eyes.
I decided to get confirmation.
I visited every parking garage
in the Lawrence area, searching
for a mysterious shadowy figure
in a trench coat who could tell
me something cryptic about the
award. I wandered for hours until
finally somebody emerged from
behind a green Honda Civic.
You have two coins totaling
30 cents, the figure said in a
deep, throaty voice. One of them
is not a quarter. What are the
KA-CHING! I finally had my
proof. (And Ill save you the sus-
pense: The shadowy figure was
Diane Sawyer.)
The story itself has many
factual errors: Pope and Snyder
claim to have an Olympic-sized
Jacuzzi. Jacuzzi-ing has never
been an Olympic sport or even
a Goodwill Games sport. And
they claimed that Nicolas Cage
mutated to 500 feet tall when
everybody knows Nicolas Cage is
capable only of mutating to 475
feet tall.
Mr. Pope and Mr. Snyder
should be ashamed for foisting
such falsehoods upon the cam-
pus. This is simply unacceptable,
and I feel it is my right nay,
my duty to expose them to the
world as frauds.
I know what youre think-
ing, and the answer is yes, I will
be writing a book about my
heroic investigation. As both
the Woodward and Bernstein of
my generation, I expect to field
offers from all the top publishers.
Tentative title: F.A.K.Ers: The
Alex Nichols Story: How Alex
Nichols Exposed Two Dudes As
Frauds (And Became Very Very
Rich in the Process).
The moral of the story? Never
congratulate when you could
Nichols is an Overland Park
sophomore in creative
GuesT COLuMn
n n n
I just watched a kid run a dead
sprint to catch the bus. In the
rain. And he missed it.
n n n
Dear backstabbing best friend:
You look fat in your new
Facebook pictures. Sincerely,
n n n
Were running out of toilet
paper time to borrow
some from on-campus
n n n
Im suddenly coming down
with fu-like symptoms, right
after a swine fu outbreak.
Coincidence? I think so.
n n n
Spider-Man can!
n n n
I decided I never want to grow
up. I wonder if Peter Pan is
n n n
I feel like I havent eaten solid
food in three weeks. Thank
you, The Pulse.
n n n
The Were Related
application on Facebook said
that I was Obamas cousin four
times removed.
n n n
I read the editorial about the
COMS 130 class in my COMS
130 class. All I have to say is
that this class is a joke.
n n n
Has anybody else noticed that
Hannah Montana and Miley
Cyrus are never in the same
place at the same time?
n n n
I actually think theres a fre
alarm war going on between
two tribes of students in
McCollum and Ellsworth.
n n n
I just watched a cat lick the salt
of of every Tostito in a chip
bowl and nobody else saw. I
then watched every person
in the room who didnt see
grab a Tostito, dip it into the
community bowl of salsa, and
eat it. Awesome.
n n n
I woke up outside Wal-Mart in
a shopping cart this morning
at 7. What in the world did I do
last night?
n n n
Could someone please
record what the fre alarm in
Ellsworth sounds like?
n n n
I had a great date with an
amazing girl. All I wanted to
do was kiss her. Either she
doesnt kiss on the frst date or
I suck at reading people.
n n n
If Taylor Swift becomes a verb,
I quit.
n n n
Fog horn: Attention,
attention: There has been an
emergency. All units please
evacuate in your designated
sTudenT LiFe
ediTOriAL BOArd
KU needs stronger
policies on alcohol
An undercover operation
n n n
alEx nichols
s we look back at the first
hundred days of Barack
Obamas administration,
I am reminded of a short
conversation in one of my classes.
It got me thinking about the links
between Ghandi, Obama and
class attendance.
At this University, as at most
schools around the country, many
students who voted in November
entered the polling booth intent
on helping bring about change.
Despite the delirious delight
shown by so many on election
night, the electoral result was
hardly a surprise.
And now, in the initial months
of Obamas administration, policy
is being set. Change and legacy
now meet, sometimes clashing,
other times intertwining. A
series of Cabinet posts filled
by Democratic hands from the
Clinton years and a collection of
new initiatives seek to resuscitate
the economy by infusing funds
borrowed from the future.
A softened approach toward
Iran and a firm stand against
piracy are likewise part of the
administrations efforts to turn
a page in foreign relations and
retain Americas position of
strength on the international
scene. Time will tell what
implications Washingtons efforts
at change can bring.
But change does not have to be
driven by government or society
Change can and should come
from individuals as well. The
student who cheerfully voted for
change in November can help
enact it in April.
Be the change you want to
see in the world, said Mahatma
Gandhi in an often-quoted
statement. It appears in books.
It shows up on bumper stickers.
Ive seen it on T-shirts. Its a
profound idea. And I wonder
how often it is really considered
when it is quoted.
Being that change can include
the missionary trips to build
houses and the community
projects to help the poor that
some people go on, revel in, and
put proudly on their resumes. As
well they should.
But change is more, as well.
Being that change is about daily
effort, informal acts of decency.
When the first George Bush
urged Americans to represent
a thousand points of light, this
was the notion. And although
it was dismissed at the start of
the 1990s, that noble idea can be
taken up today.
Skipping class does not bring
change. If you want a better
world, challenge your mind and
your preconceptions with the new
ideas that are offered on campus,
in the classroom and at university
events. Engage your mind. Be the
As students, we should be
pursuing our studies so we can be
that change. The new ideas, the
discoveries and the perspectives
being examined in our classes are
the tools with which to build a
new world.
These ideas are important, and
when we forsake ideas, we forsake
our future.

Sambaluk is a doctoral
student in history.
Being the change means making
the most out of college experience
ith the current state of
our economy, people
are constantly look-
ing for cheap, alternative forms
of entertainment. One form that
has been grossly overlooked is
literature. Literature provides
insight, as well entertainment,
while at the same time expand-
ing your mind and vocabulary
in ways that most activities these
days do not.
Unfortunately, many people
these days wouldnt be caught
dead reading for entertainment.
Students barely read their assign-
ments. I have a friend who has
made it a personal goal to never
read a book while in college, and
surprisingly enough, three years
in, he has thus far succeeded.
As an English major, a semes-
ter has not gone by in which I
havent been required to read a
Books are not only entertain-
ment, but are also time capsules
revealing thoughts, attitudes,
fears and hopes of the past.
Books have sparked revolutions.
Theyve motivated, inspired,
caused debates and changed lives.
And yet, in spite of all that books
are capable of, literature reader-
ship in the United States has
been rapidly declining in the past
People need to put down the
remote and pick up a book. Its
cheaper than cable and gives you
something a little more insight-
ful to think about than Dancing
with the Stars.
There are so many books out
there on such a wide variety of
subjects; I guarantee anyone can
find something that will spark
their interest.
The University could help by
endorsing books that better our
minds rather than choosing those
supported by companies and
those that empty our pockets.
Book fairs and book sales would
be a great way to develop student
interest and promote readership.
I challenge everyone to read a
little more this week. By finish-
ing this article, youve already
one-upped the person next to
you whos only doing the Sudoku.
Now go the full mile and read an
entire book, even if half of it is
pictures. I wont judge.
McNaughton is a Topeka
senior in English and
anGEliquE mcnauGhton
Search for entertainment
should end with a book
Call: Marlesa A. Roney,
vice provost for student
success, at:
(785) 864-4060
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BERLIN The United States
and its allies must make sacrifices to
close the Guantanamo Bay deten-
tion center, U.S. Attorney General
Eric Holder said Wednesday in
a high-profile appeal for Europes
Holder spoke to the American
Academy of Berlin, not long after
telling reporters that the United
States had approved the release of
about 30 Guantanamo detainees.
We must all make sacrifices
and we must all be willing to make
unpopular choices, Holder said in
prepared remarks.
The United States is ready to do
its part, and we hope that Europe
will join us not out of a sense of
responsibility, but from a commit-
ment to work with one of its oldest
allies to confront one of the worlds
most pressing challenges, he said.
There are currently 241 inmates
at the facility at Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba, and Holder spent the
past several days privately ask-
ing European leaders in London,
Prague, and Berlin for help relo-
cating detainees the United States
wants to set free.
Before the speech, Holder met
with reporters, saying the United
States has made decisions on a
group of about 30 detainees, but
has not yet decided where it wants
to send them.
He said the United States is
weeks away from asking certain
countries to take detainees.
The previous Bush administration
had approved about 60 detainees for
release, and Holder aides would not
say if the 30 he was referring to were
part of that group.
Additionally, about 20 detainees
have been ordered released by the
courts, though those cases remain
President Barack Obama has
ordered the controversial deten-
tion site shuttered in the next nine
months and assigned Holder to
oversee that effort.
Holder said he has been telling
European officials over the past week
that the problem that it created is
best solved by a unified response.
Closing Guantanamo is good
for all nations, he argued, because
anger over the prison has become
a powerful global recruiting tool
for terrorists.
Yet when it comes to the pros-
pect of having former internation-
al terror suspects living free, the
Obama administration is trying to
overcome the not-in-my-backyard
sentiment that exists on both sides
of the Atlantic.
Several European nations,
including Portugal and Lithuania,
have said they will consider tak-
ing such detainees. Others, like
Germany, are divided on the issue.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy
already has made what was billed
as a symbolic gesture of agreeing to
take one Guantanamo detainee.
In speaking to reporters
Wednesday, Holder also said it is
possible the United States could
cooperate with a foreign courts
investigation of Bush administra-
tion officials.
Holder spoke before the
announcement that a Spanish mag-
istrate had opened an investigation
of Bush officials on harsh interro-
gation methods. Holder didnt rule
out cooperating in such a probe.
Obviously, we would look at
any request that would come from
a court in any country and see how
and whether we should comply
with it, Holder said.
Holder asks allies to help
take on Gitmo detainees
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks on cooperation in the felds of counter-terrorism
and fghting transnational organized crime at the American Academy in Berlin, Germany, on
Toddler dies from swine fu
Castro says Obama must
fx U.S.-Cuba relationship
HAVANA Raul Castro dis-
missed President Barack Obamas
policy changes toward Cuba as
achieving only the minimum, and
said Wednesday that it is up to the
United States not his country
to do more to improve relations.
Te U.S. State Department shot
back that the onus is on Cuba to
show it is serious about meaningful
Cubas president took a hard line
toward any notion that Cuba would
embrace even tiny political reforms
to appease Washington, telling an
international gathering of govern-
ment ministers, it is not Cuba who
has to make gestures.
Te Obama administration has
allowed unlimited travel and money
transfers for Americans with family
in this country and eased restrictions
on telecommunications between the
U.S. and Cuba. But top U.S. ofcials
have also insisted they would like to
see some Cuban reforms before tru-
ly exploring normalizing diplomatic
relations that Washington broke of
in January 1961.
Raul Castro previously said he is
willing to discuss such sticky sub-
jects as human rights, freedom of the
press and political prisoners in Cuba
during possible negotiations with
the United States. Obama reacted
favorably to such sentiments, but
Rauls ailing brother Fidel appears
less comfortable with them and even
accused the U.S. president of misin-
terpreting his brothers words.
Rauls comments Wednesday on
unilateral concessions to meet U.S. ex-
pectations echoed the words of Fidel,
who has written in public essays that
Obamas policy changes did not go far
enough because Washingtons 47-year-
old trade embargo is still in place.
Te younger Castro said that the
U.S. steps were, fne, positive but
only achieve the minimum. Te
embargo remains intact.
Tere is not political or moral
pretext that justifes this policy,
Raul Castro said of the embargo.
Cuba has not imposed any such
sanction against the United States
or its citizens.
Associated Press
Associated Press
HOUSTON A Mexico City
toddler who traveled to Texas
with family to visit relatives is
the first confirmed death in the
U.S. from swine flu.
The boy, who was nearly 2
years old, arrived in the border
city of Brownsville with under-
lying health issues on April
4 and developed flu symp-
toms four days later, the Texas
Department of State Health
Services said. He was taken to
a Brownsville hospital April 13
and transferred to the following
day to a hospital in Houston,
where he died Monday night.
Texas Health Services
Commissioner David Lakey
said it is highly likely the child
contracted the illness in Mexico,
though that hasnt been con-
firmed. The boy is one of 16 con-
firmed swine flu cases in Texas,
where Gov. Rick Perry has issued
a disaster declaration and schools
have shut down across the state
out of fear of the virus.
The cause of the boys death
was pneumonia caused by the
flu virus, Cameron County
Judge Carlos Cascos said. Texas
Childrens Hospital, where the
boy died, said in a statement he
was suffering from acute respira-
tory illness.
Officials did not specify what
underlying health issues the boy
had before arriving in the U.S.
State health officials declined
to identify the boy or his family,
citing privacy concerns, medical
confidentiality and the absence
of an obvious health threat from
the boy to the public at large.
State health officials said the boy
would not have been infectious
when he flew from Mexico City to
Matamoros, across the border from
Brownsville. None of his close con-
tacts have developed symptoms.
President Barack Obama said
he wanted to extend his thoughts
and prayers to the childs family.
Health officials in Brownsville
are trying to trace his familys trip
to find out how long they were in
the area, who they visited and how
many people were in the group,
Cascos said.
The boys family members are
healthy and well, Houstons health
director, Dr. David Persse, said at
a Wednesday news conference.
The toddler was about 2 years
old. Houston officials said he was
23 months old, but state officials
said he was 22 months old and
could not immediately explain the
The Centers For Disease
Control and Prevention confirmed
the death earlier Wednesday.
The news came as two young
brothers in Massachusetts became
the first to test positive in the state
for swine flu, health officials con-
firmed Wednesday.
The boys, ages 8 and 10, who
became sick after a vacation to
Mexico, are from Lowell about
35 miles northwest of Boston.
Neither child attended school after
returning home from the trip.
Nevada confirmed its first case
Wednesday a 2-year-old girl
from the Reno area who was not
hospitalized and is recovering.
Children, especially those
younger than age 5, are particu-
larly vulnerable to flu and its com-
plications, and every year children
die from seasonal flu.
According to the CDC, more
than 20,000 children younger than
age 5 are hospitalized every year
because of seasonal flu. In the 2007-
08 flu season, the CDC received
reports that 86 children nationwide
died from flu complications.
Donna S. Barsky prepares prescription medication used to treat fu viruses Wednesday at Texas
Star Pharmacy in Plano, Texas.
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It was Sunday morning, and
freshman Lee Ridenhour was sick.
Hed spent the last two days trying
to rest and get over a case of food
poisoning that had been haunting
him, but he was still sick.
That didnt stop him.
Ridenhour went out that after-
noon and silenced the second-
highest scoring offense in the Big
12 for five innings before the sick-
ness finally got the better of him.
That just shows how tough a
kid he is, pitching coach Ryan
Graves said. Hes a real competi-
tor. He wanted to go out there and
do it, got us through the fifth and
gave us a chance to win. It worked
out great.
That was two weeks ago against
Oklahoma State, but Ridenhours
path to Kansas started a long time
before then. The freshman, before
he was a freshman, faced a diffi-
cult decision: to become a Jayhawk
or a farmhand of the Minnesota
I was actually pitching when I
got drafted, Ridenhour said. So
I was like, Dad, heres my phone
in case, you know, if they call. It
was unreal. All my life, growing
up, playing baseball, thats what
I wanted to do was go play base-
It wasnt the last time the Twins
dialed that number. From June
through August, Minnesota was
making a push for Ridenhour to
sign with its organization, offer-
ing the 18-year-old from Shawnee
Mission West a $150,000 signing
bonus and a full scholarship.
Man, it was really tempting,
Ridenhour said. Just the idea
of just playing baseball and not
school but then Id never real-
ly been away from home. What
would I do? Id get up and go
from 8 to 2, but then what would
I do?
So he asked around. He talked
to his personal pitching coach,
who had been drafted several
times and told Ridenhour to make
the leap, take a shot at the pros. He
asked Kevin Seitzer, who spent 12
years in the majors after starring
at Eastern Illinois University and
now runs a training facility in the
Kansas City area. Seitzer advised
caution, telling him to take the
safe road and head to school.
I talked to as many people as
I could, Ridenhour said. People
that had gone to college; my pitch-
ing coach; Kevin Seitzer, who I
played with from, like, third grade
to eighth grade. It just came down
to, we charted out for me, whats
going to have more positives.
Whats going to be better for me
in the long run?
He talked to his parents, too, of
course, and they were split on the
idea, just like his coaches.
My mom really wanted me
to go to school, Ridenhour said.
Then my dad was more, like, he
wanted me to do what I wanted
to do. I think right now, talking to
them, everyone is really glad that I
went to school.
Ridenhour understood that he
had a little maturing to do. Thats
why he kept talking to Kansas,
where he committed to play long
before the draft, and to Graves.
Thats always the risk you take
to get the quality arms, Graves
said about Ridenhour going pro.
But especially with him being a
Kansas kid, its a risk youre willing
to take. You know, the draft is just
really difficult to predict.
Graves stuck to it, not know-
ing if things would work out the
way he hoped, and went to games
Ridenhour was pitching, kept
working the phones, talking to
him and his family. Ridenhour
Honestly, I never really thought
I was going to come to KU, he
said. Then Coach Graves was out
to see almost all my starts in high
school and throughout the sum-
mer. Even when the draft came
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ast Sunday, as the swine flu
spread, a Mexican profes-
sional soccer game was con-
tested in an empty Estadio Azteca
Latin Americas largest stadium.
While this rare scene of hun-
dreds of thousands of unoccupied
seats was prompted by the threat
of lethal influenza, my mind
drifted to a daydream with more
plastic than flesh in the stands of
our nations state of the art digs.
The H1N1 virus arrives at a
curious time. In this 21st century
a greed-borne illness has afflicted
professional sports franchises,
sometimes creeping to the ama-
teur level. Theres never a bad
time to be a fan, but the swine like
to make it close.
When we elect to take in a
game at a local sports bar or in
our homes, we are not driven away
from the stadium by the play on
the field, but instead by the field
itself. Free parking, cheap beer
and crystal-clear Hi-Def take pre-
cedence over paying to park and
paying even more to wait in line at
the toilets.
For the first time since Ive had
a breath in my body, my dad has
relinquished the Chiefs season
tickets hes held since 1980, when
$15 would get you close enough to
get mud on you.
I rang him the other night to
discuss this and what the future
may hold. We used to arrive
plenty early to cook homemade
chili before freezing our butts off
inside Arrowhead Stadium for a
few hours and went home happier
because of it. Now, he like a
growing number of fans sim-
ply cant afford to pay the annual
$1,600 for a pair of tickets to an
event that gouges you into oblivi-
on before you leave your car.
It costs way too much for food
and beer, he told me. And its
better on TV.
The Chiefs used to have a
waiting list for season tickets like
several other NFL clubs. It was
like the mafia: Death was usually
the only way out. But as prices
rose in concert with poor play,
12-hour wallet-decimating excur-
sions began losing their luster.
And most of us wont be there to
inherit what for many had become
a family tradition. Hell, if my dad
cant afford it, how can I?
One needs only to look to the
recent mega-stadiums popping up
for evidence that sports executives
are catching on to this. Sure, they
may promote nostalgia, innova-
tion or some combination of both
but the proliferation of luxury
boxes and privileged seating sug-
gests otherwise. Our shiny new
stadiums are beginning to replace
the Marriott as the destination for
corporate conventions. Pro sports
execs know who their new target
audience is.
I guess the sad thing is we may
not really care all that much.
Since its cheaper and easier to
get together with friends, crack
open a beer that doesnt cost $9
and watch every game in HD we
may not mind seeing more suits
than painted bellies so long as the
games still on. Or, like Mexico, we
may watch with no crowd at all.
Edited by Heather Melanson
Swine fu not
the only cause
for absence of
fans in stands
no regrets
Pitcher spurns Twins for Hawks
Ryan Mcgeeney/KANSAN
Lee Ridenhour, freshman pitcher and Lenexa freshman, turned down a chance to play for the Minnesota Twins in order to play for Kansas. He says he has no regrets about it.
Coach made all the
difference in Lee
Ridenhour's choice
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Todays doubleheader against
Texas A&M is a poignant one. Coach
Tracy Bunge and five of her seniors
(Dougie McCaulley, Val Chapple,
Stevie Crisosto, Val George and Elle
Pottorf) will play their final games
at Arrocha Ballpark, two make
up games originally scheduled for
March 28 and 29. The series not
only marks the last two home games
of the 2009 regular season, but also
the end of an era.
Coach Bunge has been like
a mother to all of us during our
careers here at KU, senior pitcher
Val George said. For the last 13
years she has devoted herself com-
pletely to the Kansas softball pro-
gram, with the goal of producing
teams the University can be proud
of. She is a tremendous person who
has been such a huge part of Kansas
Softball for so long.
In order to get a couple of emo-
tionally charged victories, the
Jayhawks will have to carry over
some momentum from their last
two series. Over the last two series,
Kansas belted 10 home runs on its
way to 25 earned runs in a two game
split with Baylor and a two game
sweep of Wichita State.
We played really well in the split
with Baylor and against Wichita
State, Bunge said. Confidence wise
we are in a really good spot, weve
got a lot of bounce in our step.
Weve got to keep this momentum
Kansas seniors and Bunge play last home game
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Senior outfelder Dougie Mccaulley high-fves freshman pitcher Sarah Blair during the
Jayhawks' April 25 game against Baylor.
SEE softball oN PAgE 4b
Kansas vs. Texas A&M
Arrocha Ballpark
Game 1: 11:15 a.m.
Game 2: 1:15 p.m.
Admission is free for students
with a valid KUID.
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Associated Press
The King is coming to Indy.
And Richard Petty is bringing
an Andretti along for the ride.
Petty. Andretti.
The family names alone fill
pages of stock car and IndyCar
history books. Now two of the
most famous names in auto rac-
ing will again be united at one of
the sports most famous tracks.
For Petty, the driver long
synonymous with NASCAR,
the Indianapolis 500 offers a
whole new kind of racing style
and pageantry. More than 50
years after making his NASCAR
debut, Petty will be a rookie at
next months Indianapolis 500,
albeit as an owner.
Youve got to be there to
really appreciate just how big a
show it is, Petty said.
Petty got his first taste of the
open cockpit 33-car field last
year. The tradition and atmo-
sphere were enough to con-
vince the winningest driver in
NASCAR history to put on his
sunglasses and black hat and get
to work on entering a car in this
years race.
Hes going with John Andretti
behind the wheel. Andretti drove
for Petty Enterprises on the Cup
circuit and recorded the last win
for that team in Martinsville
back in 1999. Andretti is the
nephew of former 500 winner
Mario Andretti and cousin of
longtime race regular, Michael
John Andretti was the first
driver to compete in the Indy
500 and the Cups Coca-Cola
600 on the same day. IndyCars
premier race now starts later,
making the double an impossi-
bility for drivers. But not for an
owner like Petty, who plans to
attend the races in Indianapolis
and at Lowes
Motor Speedway
in Charlotte,
Its going to
be easier on me
than on the driv-
er, he said.
Petty and
Andretti tried to
find a sponsor-
ship deal to get
them in last years 500, but it
never materialized. They found
a sponsor this year for No. 43 car
that is co-owned with Dreyer &
Reinbold Racing.
Id still be at Indy, but now
its special because Im going
to Indy in the 43 and Im going
to Indy with Richard, Andretti
said. In my mind, hes still the
biggest name in NASCAR.
Petty is still as much a pres-
ence at Cup tracks as Jeff
Gordon and Jimmie Johnson
even though he never found
the success in ownership that he
did as the sports greatest driver.
He won seven Cup titles and is
the series career leader in wins
(200) and poles (127). He also
won a record seven Daytona
500s before he retired in 1992.
His stock car commitments
kept him from Indianapolis
each May. But Andretti always
chirped away at his boss at how
special it was to race on the
2.5-mile oval. Sure, Cup racing
had come to the Brickyard in
the 1990s, so Petty was familiar
with the pagoda and the bricks
and the history that makes
Indianapolis special to so many
But Indy has a different flavor
in May.
Every year that I drove the
43 in the Cup series, the month
of May would
come around
and Id talk about
Indianapolis the
whole month,
Andretti said. I
think he was a
little bit tired of
hearing about it.
Hopefully, hes
going to have
fun at it.
Andretti will make his 10th
career Indy start and hes never
finished better than fifth (1991).
He has only two career Cup
wins and no top-10s this season
in nine starts, and will miss
points races in Darlington and
Charlotte before returning at
Dover. Hes not anywhere near
title contention, so his absences
wont really hurt.
Petty and Andretti both
say this isnt a publicity stunt.
Theyre going to the Speedway
intending to field a competi-
tive car and go for the win. No
Andretti driver has won a race
since Mario in 1969.
sports 2B
He was just doing what he
was supposed to be doing:
being the captain, being
Paul Pierce , the Truth. Youve
seen it a dozen times; I think
since Ive been here Ive seen
it a million times, so nothing
surprised me.
Glen Davis,
Celtics center, to Associated Press
Paul Pierces overtime-forcing
shot in the fnal seconds of
game fve helped the Celtics
take a 3-2 series lead over the
Bulls. The Celtics can move
into the second round tonight
when they play at 6 p.m. in
Q: What are Paul Pierces
averages in this years playofs?
A: Pierce is averaging 24
points, six rebounds, 1.6 assists
and 1.2 steals per game.
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11:15 a.m.

Texas A&M,
1:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
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Track & feld
Arkansas Twilight,
All day
Fayetteville, Ark.
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Oklahoma, 2 p.m.
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Iowa State, 2 p.m.
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Wichita State,
7 p.m., Wichita
heres a feeling you
get when you live in
the Midwest. Theres
a feeling you get when you live
in a town like Kansas City or St.
Louis or Wichita or Omaha.
You realize that people on
the East and West Coasts look
down on
us. You
know, East
Coast bias,
West coast
bias that
kind of
But hey,
thats cool,
Midwestern people are modest
and humble and hardworking,
and we dont really care what
people think about us.
We realize how great this part
of the country is, and thats all
that matters.
But then, every so often, the
whole country focuses in on
something going on here, and
well, it feels pretty nice.
At least, thats how it
felt Wednesday evening at
Kauffman Stadium as rain
poured down onto fountains in
the outfield.
You see, theres a kid who
lives in Kansas City named Zack
Greinke, and he may just be the
greatest pitcher in the world.
Grienke won his league-lead-
ing fifth game last night against
the Toronto Blue Jays.
And not only that, hes got
an amazing life story. Hes over-
come a social anxiety disorder
and depression. Hes only 25.
Sports Illustrated put Greinke
on its cover this week. Yahoo
Sports national baseball writer
Jeffrey Passan wrote a profile
about Greinke that came out
Wednesday. Hordes of other
national writers are flocking to
Kansas City to see this Greinke
You could feel it all around
Kansas City the last couple of
days. And you could feel it in
Lawrence too.
On Wednesday night, the
entire baseball world turned
its eyes to Kansas City to
the Midwest. And for a few
moments, it felt good.
Well, weve reached the end of
April and that means a couple
of different things. Of course it
means that May begins tomor-
row (duh), but it also means
that National Poetry month is
over. And we here at the Brew
would be remiss if we didnt take
a moment to savor the greatest
sports poem in American history.
It was written in 1888 by a
man named Ernest Thayer, and it
begins like this:
The outlook wasnt brilliant for
the Mudville Nine that day;
The score stood four to two,
with but one inning more to play,
Can you name it? Yes, its
Casey at the Bat, and the iconic
poem ends like this:
Oh, somewhere in this favored
land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere,
and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laugh-
ing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is no joy in
Mudville mighty Casey has
struck out.
This weeks featured YouTube
video comes straight from the
Shake & Bake department.
More specifically, were talking
NASCAR, where driver Carl
Edwards, who attended the
University of Missouri and lives
in Columbia, suffered one of the
most gnarly crashes in recent
racing history.
Edwards car went airborn on
the last lap of the Aarons 499 at
Talladega on Sunday, spinning
and slamming into the fence that
is supposed to protect the fans
from the cars on the track.
Unbelievably, Edwards
jumped out of his car and jogged
across the finish line - a true
Ricky Bobby moment. We usu-
ally would tell you to type Carl
Edwards and NASCAR crash
into your YouTube search and
enjoy, but perhaps enjoy isnt
the right word. Just watch ... and
be awed.
Edited by Realle Roth
Greinke: New kid on the Midwest block
Lance Armstrong races
after crash last month
Armstrong will compete in the
Tour of the Gila after all, the
seven-time Tour de France cham-
pions frst race since breaking
his collarbone in a March crash.
Race director Jack Brennan
said Armstrong and Astana
teammates Levi Leipheimer and
Chris Horner will be allowed to
compete at this weeks event
after USA Cycling reached an
agreement with the Internation-
al Cycling Union.
Armstrong broke his col-
larbone during the Vuelta of
Castilla and Leon in Spain on
March 23 and had surgery two
days later.
The Tour of the Gila in Silver
City, N.M., runs Wednesday
through Sunday.
Associated Press
Up, Up and no play
Boston Red Sox outfelder Jacoby Ellsbury jumps for a ball hit by Cleveland IndiansVictor
Martinez in the frst inning of a baseball game onWednesday in Cleveland.
Famous Petty and Andretti
unite at the Indianapolis 500
..Its special because
Im going to Indy in
the 43 and Im going
to Indy with Richard.
NASCAR driver
Basketball broadcaster
Gondrezick dies at age 53
basketball star Glen Gondrezick,
who later played for the New York
Knicks and denver Nuggets before
turning to broadcasting, has died.
He was 53.
School ofcials and friend
Bobby Gleason said Gondrezick
died Monday at St. Rose Hospital
in Henderson, Nev., after compli-
cations from a heart transplant
that he received last September.
Gondrezick starred on the Reb-
els Final Four team in 1977, and
his jersey was retired in 1997. He
ranks 16th on the schools career
scoring list with 1,311 points.
Gondrezick played for the
Knicks and Nuggets from 1977
to 1983, and later spent 17 years
doing color commentary on NLV
basketball broadcasts.
Associated Press
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SAKHIR, Bahrain Jenson
Button will use the weekend off
to take stock of his amazing ride
in Formula Ones season-opening
swing through
The teams that
have struggled in
the first four races
will use the break
to look toward
the next 13 races,
thankful the series
still has a long
ways to go.
Button recorded
his third win in four starts with a
victory at Bahrain on Sunday, giv-
ing the Brawn GP driver a 12-point
lead atop the standings.
The Englishman used what he
acknowledged was the finest first
lap of my career to win in Bahrain,
yet also recognized that the advan-
tage the Brawn cars enjoyed in the
first race in Australia has gradual-
ly been eroded in Malaysia, China
and in the Gulf.
Indeed, had the slower but
hard-to-pass Lewis Hamilton not
stood between Button and Bahrain
runner-up Sebastian Vettel for the
opening 13 laps on Sunday, Vettels
Red Bull would have had the pace
to overhaul his Brawn rival.
Buttons 12-point lead would
normally be a considerable buffer
after four races, but the F1 circus
that is preparing to tackle a long
European campaign starting May
10 in Spain has been anything but
ordinary this season.
Just about all the teams in the
field are expecting to make sig-
nificant strides in refining the
aerodynamics of their cars before
hitting the track in Barcelona.
Brawn will have its own upgrade
to the so-called diffuser that cre-
ates downforce, and Button will
be hoping that it at least keeps him
on an even footing with Red Bull
and Toyota, allowing his points
lead to stand up rather than be
gobbled up.
For last years dominant teams,
the chance to improve their cars
may have come too late.
Ferrari got its first points of
the season in Bahrain, narrowly
avoiding going through the open-
ing four races of a season without
a point for the first time in his-
tory. It should be more like its old
self in the remaining races, but a
championship challenge appears
Ferraris points leave BMW as
the team with the most question
marks. The teams cars were the
last two across the line on Sunday
after finishing third and fourth in
Bahrain last year and having had
one on the pole.
BMW will be among the teams
to fit a two-tiered diffuser to its
car ahead of Barcelona, though it
remains to be seen whether it can
do a better job than other teams
making the upgrade.
Among those
teams will be
McLaren, which got
a fourth-place fin-
ish from Hamilton
in Bahrain and
received good news
Wednesday when it
learned his bid to
repeat as champion
wouldnt be derailed
over a breach of rules in Australia
and Malaysia.
The World Motor Sport Council
gave the team a suspended three-
race ban that would only be
applied if McLaren
commits a further
infraction or if
new facts come to
light in the case.
Of the paceset-
ters so far, Brawn
and Toyota have
the least room
for improvement,
given they had
been using the
double-decker diffuser all season.
Toyota came away from Bahrain
with disappointing results consid-
ering it put its cars first and second
on the grid in qualifying. A deci-
sion to run the long second stint
of the race on medium-compound
tires backfired when Button pulled
away on super-soft tires, leaving
Jarno Trulli to defend a second
place he ultimately lost.
A maiden win remains elu-
sive for the Japanese manufac-
turer, which has rarely had such an
opportunity for victory.
With Toyota regularly wasting
chances, Red Bull looms as the
main challenger to Brawn. The
team has had neither the two-
tiered diffuser nor the KERS pow-
er-boost system all year, yet has
had the quickest car in China and
It may not have the good dif-
fuser in Barcelona either, as the
chassis of its car will need more
remodeling than any other to
accommodate the overhaul. The
team expects it to be in place for
Monaco on May 24.
Should the change
be managed success-
fully, Vettel could
prove hard to keep
from his bid to
become the sports
youngest ever world
Or perhaps when
F1 rolls around to
its final race in Abu
Dhabi, minds will be cast back
to that race a bit further up the
Persian Gulf in Bahrain in April,
when Button won, giving him just
enough points to hold on.
sports 3b Thursday, april 30, 2009
Red Lyon
A touch of Irish
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Prior to the Big 12 Tournament
at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson,
Kansas had not met its expecta-
tions with the teams finishes.
This week the Jayhawks surprised
more than themselves. Senior Zach
Pederson continued his steady play
with a final round 74 to lock up a
10th-place finish that earned him
All-Big 12 Tournament team hon-
ors. Pederson was a big factor in
overcoming a 10-seed and helped
the team garner 7th place honors
with a final score of 1191.
Obviously, were happy to beat
some of these solid Big 12 teams,
sophomore Nate Barbee said. We
all contributed in some way or
another this week.
Barbees 74 on Wednesday
locked up a tie for 21st while senior
Andrew Storm fired a final round
71 to pull into a tie for 25th. Junior
Bryan Hackenberg and senior Walt
Koelbel shot a 78 and 80 to earn
ties for 34th and 57th, respectively.
The weather continued to play a
role in determining the outcome of
the tournament, which was won by
an Oklahoma State squad that had a
four-round total of 1149.
The weather played a factor for
everyone, Kansas coach Kit Grove
said. Its a good golf course but
add a little moisture and it plays
flat difficult.
Blustery conditions affected the
way the players approached their
It was really tough the first
two rounds, you had to hit a vari-
ety of shots to keep it out of the
wind, Barbee said. The weather
was mentally draining, it was all
about grinding it out and staying
Coach Grove said the 7th place
finish capped off a shaky season
and ranked highly in terms of his
teams performances this spring, a
notion Barbee agreed with.
It was nice because the Big 12
conference has so many good golf
teams so it was nice to show that
we can keep up with some of those
teams, Barbee said.
Storm also mentioned the
resolve the team showed to give
the season a proper ending.
It was pretty tough out there
this week, we did good to cope
with it though, Storm said. Im
really happy for Zach, it was a
great performance by him. Im
pleased we finished the season
like that, a good positive note to
go out on.
Storm and the rest of the team
now must wait for the decision
to see who will be selected to
play in the 2009 NCAA Regional
Championships. Oklahoma State
earned an automatic bid with their
Edited by Chris Horn
mens golf
Senior fnishes in top 10
at Big 12 tournament
Team takes seventh place at the championships
bIg 12
Prairie Dunes Country Club
Kansas (7th, +71)
Zach Pederson (10th, +14)
Nate Barbee (T21st, +18)
Andrew Storm (T25th, +20)
Bryan Hackenberg
(T34th, +24)
Walt Koelbel (T57th, +34)
DENVER A minor adjust-
ment in Aaron Cooks deliv-
ery made a world of diference
Wednesday for the Colorado
Rockies right-hander.
Cook pitched seven strong in-
nings for his frst win, and Todd
Helton and Chris Iannetta both
drove in three runs in Colorados
7-5 victory over the San Diego Pa-
I knew once I fxed the me-
chanical part, things would come
back to where they need to be,
Cook said, noting he had worked
with pitching coach Bob Apodaca
over the past couple weeks to cor-
rect a tiny faw in his release point.
Just breaking down my mechan-
ics a little bit and fxing that one
little thing made a huge diference.
If I just keep doing that, Ill be a
lot more consistent and give our
team a chance to win some more
Colorado manager Clint Hurdle
was encouraged by the solid out-
ing from the teams No. 1 starter.
I thought he was able to main-
tain and repeat his delivery solidly
for six innings, Hurdle said. He
got the ball up a little bit in the
seventh, really the only time in the
whole game he got some pitches
up. But it was a quality start and
it was very, very good to see. Hes
our guy. Hes our ace.
Adrian Gonzalez homered
twice for San Diego, which fell
behind 7-0 and lost for the fourth
time in fve games.
Gonzalezs seventh career mul-
tihomer game pushed his season
total to nine, a Padres record for
Cook (1-1) allowed three runs
and fve hits and struck out three
in beating the Padres for the 12th
time in 16 decisions. He earned
his 53rd career victory with the
Rockies, tying Pedro Astacio for
second on the teams list.
Te key, Cook said, was his abil-
ity to keep his sinker down in the
zone, with only a couple of excep-
tions which Gonzalez and Henry
Blanco tagged for home runs in
the seventh.
Today, I predominantly used
my sinker, he said. I threw only
three breaking balls and I felt like
my old self. I got a lot of pitches
down in the zone. I got a couple
pitches up and those were the ones
that went over the fence.
Te win was his frst since Aug.
29, 2008, at San Diego, ending an
eight-start string in which he had
gone 0-2 with six no-decisions.
We didnt give up. We had
some good at-bats at the end. Tis
was encouraging, Gonzalez said.
(Cook) kept the ball down low
and was aggressive. He uses both
sides of the plate. You dont always
know if youll see fastballs or sink-
ers. He gets you to swing at pitches
you normally dont want to swing
Huston Street earned his sec-
ond save.
Kevin Correia (0-2) went fve
innings and allowed three runs
and six hits, including home runs
by Helton and Iannetta.
Colorado Rockies Troy Tulowitzki steals second base as San Diego Padres second baseman Edgar Gonzalez, right, fies in the air to avoid a
collision in the sixth inning of a baseball game in Denver onWednesday.
Button is best in Bahrain
Formula One racer gets a breather as rivals seek to close gap
Button recorded his
third win in four
starts with a victory
at Bahrain on Sunday,
giving Brawn GP
driver a 12-point lead
atop the standings.
Toyota came away
from Bahrain with
disappointing results
considering it put
its cars frst and
second on the grid in
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around and I had already commit-
ted, he was still out there watch-
ing me pitch. The commitment he
showed to go and say, you know,
We still want you. It just seemed
like he really, really wanted me to
come here.
Recruiting Ridenhour gave new
meaning to the words last call for
the Jayhawks, though. Ridenhour
was standing in Graves office when
he noticed a missed call from a
Minnesota area code.
Even when I was moving in
on August 15,
because that was
the last day, I had
a missed call from
the Twins because
I just didnt feel it
ring. So I checked
my phone and was
like Hey, kind of
funny, Coach. Ive
got a missed call
from the Twins.
So he told me to call them back.
Graves remembers the incident
well, and said it was nerve-wrack-
Oh man, absolutely, that was,
Graves said. Like we talked about
its hard to predict and even though
hes a 31st rounder, I mean, youre
thinking the money wont be great.
But it just really depends on what
happens in front of him and they
may end up having money for a
guy like him.
Fortunately for the Jayhawks,
Ridenhour wasnt buying what the
Twins had to sell. They told him
that they were waiting to see if
their deal with another prospect
fell through, but Ridenhour wasnt
ready to wait any longer. He told
the Twins thanks, but no thanks,
and finally was sold on being a
When they said that, I was just
kind of the fall back, and thats
fine, I have nothing against them,
Ridenhour said. But I didnt want
to be the second choice.
Its worked out well for both
the Jayhawks and Ridenhour so
far. Ridenhour won his first three
starts of the season to work his way
into a coveted weekend rotation
spot and started in the third and
final game of the Jayhawks histori-
cal sweep of No. 1 Texas.
I thought his upside was
absolutely outstanding, coach
Ritch Price said. We thought
that, if he continued to grow and
improve, then he could develop
into an impact player.
Obviously, thats what
hes already become.
He has the ability to
be a legitimate Friday
night starter in this
conference and
those guys are spe-
Ridenhour knows
he has room to
improve as a pitch-
er, certainly, but he had to learn
the hard way that he has room to
improve with the press. He told
reporters after going eight score-
less innings against Wichita State
that he had, after being recruited
by both schools, chosen Kansas
because Wichita State was a pro-
gram on the decline.
Not surprisingly, it found its way
into the Wichita Eagle and the
Shockers have no doubt circled
their next game against Kansas on
the schedule.
Obviously thats a very emo-
tional game, a very emotional win
for him, but theres some things
that shouldnt be said, Price said.
He gave them some things to put
up on the bulletin board. At the
same time, you make mistakes and
you grow from those. Im sure next
time hes interviewed, and hell be
interviewed throughout his career,
hell understand that.
Graves said not to judge him
based on one quote after an emo-
tional game.
Hes a more humble, well-
rounded kid than, you know, some
things he said would lead you to
believe, Graves said.
Ridenhour was much more toned
down talking about the differences
between Kansas and Wichita State
the second time around I just
felt more wanted here, he said
and it seems like hes starting to
show the maturation the coaches
are asking for.
I think that it was a better choice
for me to go to college, Ridenhour
said. Its giving me a chance to
really grow and mature. I dont
know if I would have experienced
the same thing in professional.
Ridenhour said he does think
about how it might have gone had
he decided to go pro, especially con-
sidering how successful he has been
early on. Its a question that fellow
freshman Zac Elgie also has.
Elgie was also picked in the
2008 draft, in the twelfth round
by the Oakland Athletics. He
said he started to wonder about
what could have been when the
Jayhawks took a road trip to play
Arizona State. The Royals were
holding their spring training in the
same city the team was in and the
collegians spent a little time with
the big leaguers.
There was a couple of guys who
said that they had never went to
college, Elgie said. So, of course
it made me think about, you know,
what if I would not have gone to
Its a question that neither fresh-
man has a definitive answer to.
But Elgie and Ridenhour arent too
worried about it right now.
Im having so much fun here and
were playing amazing, Ridenhour
said. I mean, we just swept Texas,
you know. Unreal.
No regrets.
Edited by Melissa Johnson
RidenhouR (continued from 1B)
I'm having so much
fun here and we're
playing amazing. I
mean, we just swept
Texas, you know.
Lee ridenhour
Freshman pitcher
As of now, Kansas (20-28, 5-9)
sits at eighth in the Big 12 but
could finish as high as fifth if the
team can string together some
victories against Texas A&M and
Iowa State, with whom they play
a two game series over the week-
Earning a more favorable posi-
tion in the Big 12 regular season
standing could vastly improve
the chances Kansas has going
into the postseason tournament.
Val George commented on the
importance of these last two Big
12 conference series.
Theyre huge. From what Im
aware of, if we can get two solid
sweeps we would be a good posi-
tion to finish fifth or sixth and
not have to compete in the play-in
game. Nobody wants to play the
play in game.
Texas A&M (29-18, 6-8) has
earned a sixth place ranking in the
Big 12 thus far into the season and
have only todays doubleheader
with Kansas and a single game
against both Texas and Baylor in
order to make a push of its own.
The A&M offense, batting .271
collectively with a .369 on base
percentage, is led by sophomore
second baseman Natalie Villarreal
(.353, 10 2B, 29 R), the only Aggie
batting above .300.
With a .971 fielding percentage
and only 40 errors, the Texas A&M
defense is ranked third in the Big
12 and 22nd in the nation, which
has been a big help to pitcher
Rhiannon Kliesling (20-11), who
has shouldered the load for the
Aggie pitching staff.
The Aggies come into todays
contests having split with Iowa
State over this past weekend. This
years Big 12 conference has been
one of the most competitive in
years. Bunge spoke about the
level of play throughout the 2009
Big 12 regular season.
This is the first year that I can
remember so much parity in the
Big 12.
One through 10, anybody can
beat anybody, which, from a fans
perspective, is exciting to see. Ive
never seen a year where the win-
ning team has four losses.

Edited by Realle Roth
softball (continued from 1B)
Associated Press
Revenge was made the early
3-1 favorite for the Kentucky
Derby, with Pioneer of the Nile
and Dunkirk sharing second-
favorite status Wednesday in
the full field of 20 horses.
I Want Revenge is com-
ing off eye-catching victories
on dirt in the Gotham Stakes
and Wood Memorial at New
Yorks Aqueduct after leaving
California and the synthetic
surfaces there.
I Want Revenge should defi-
nitely go off as the favorite,
Churchill Downs oddsmaker
Mike Battaglia said.
Trained by Jeff Mullins and
ridden by 19-year-old jockey Joe
Talamo, I Want Revenge drew the
No. 13 post position.
It ended up perfect, Talamo
said. Its just what we wanted
to be outside of the early speed. I
think it worked out great.
Pioneer of the Nile and Dunkirk
were made the co-second favor-
ites at 4-1.
Horse racing
i Want revenge is derby favorite
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1 br + bath available in 2 br 2 bath apt.
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late May-Aug. $315 mo. + utilities. (913)-
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3BR/1BA apartment at 23rd & Kasold.
Call Kristen at 316-644-0535
$319/1Br Sublet needed middle of May
until end of July. Mays rent paid. Utilities
included. Cable, internet, tness center,
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$425/mo everything included, minutes
from campus on 19th and Delaware. 1
roommate needed. Contact Valerie at
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1 BR apts, close to KU, starting at $500.
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$515/mo. 2901 University Dr. Call 748-
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pets, no smoking 785-856-2526
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sports 6B thursday, april 30, 2009
Pitching duo thrives in new roles
Brett Bollman and Brett Bochy
have more in common than just a
first name.
Both are right-handed pitchers,
and both were expected to be sig-
nificant bullpen contributors before
the season started. Senior closer
Paul Smyth predicted great things
from the duo before the season
Ive kind of got the two Bretts
in front of me, Smyth said back
in February. Theyre both very,
very quality pitchers. Im really
looking for those two guys to link
that sixth, seventh and eighth
But a lot has happened since
February. For one, Kansas is the
surprise of the Big 12, standing in
sole possession of fifth place and
only a game back of second-place
Oklahoma. That could change
when the two teams contest a
three-game series this weekend in
Norman, Okla.
The pitching staff s roles have
changed, too. Smyth has blown five
saves this season and was shut down
for a couple of weeks to help his
sore throwing arm recover. Bochy,
a sophomore, was expected to pitch
the eighth inning, but he has seen
action in just about every inning
but the first. Bollman, a junior, is the
Jayhawks most effective midweek
But despite holding down dif-
ferent roles than they expected, the
two have thrived. Bochy is second
on the team in strikeouts despite
only pitching 27-plus innings and
is third on the team in appearances.
Coach Ritch Price said Bochys 4.88
ERA doesnt really do justice to his
performance this season.
His ERA is still really high
because he had those two bad
innings. When youre a relief pitcher,
that just skews your stats off the
charts, but weve been really pleased
with his development, Price said.
Bollman is tied for first in victories
with five, and his 1.70 ERA leads
the team. Price decided to convert
Bollman into a starter because he
needed someone reliable to pitch
midweek games.
Bollman was shut down for the
season toward the end of last year
because of arm fatigue. But more
than halfway through his first full
season as a starter, Bollman said the
arm is coping with the change well.
Last year, the main reason for
the fatigue was that I was throwing
pretty much everyday, if not back-
to-back days, Bollman said. When
you start, you get a few days off. You
get rest.
Bochy has had to adjust might-
ily during his sophomore season.
On some days, he might be asked
to pitch five innings if a starter gets
knocked out early.
Other times, Bochy enters the
game with a slim lead to protect.
Regardless of the situation, Bochy
has handled himself well.
Ive had a lot of good guys here
that have helped me out, he said.
Paul Smyth has really shown me
how to deal with these situations and
helped me prepare.
Bollman, with some help from
Bochy, has spurred Kansas to a 16-3
record in midweek games. For many
teams, that record can be a blemish
on an NCAA tournament resume.
But not this year for Kansas.
Obviously, Bollman is why our
midweek record is so good, Price
Edited by Andrew Wiebe
Jerry Wang/KANSAN
Sophomore pitcher Brett Bochy hurls the ball during the Jayhawks April 26 game against Nebraska at Hoglund Ballpark. Bochy is second on the teamin strikeouts despite pitching only 27 innings.
This weekend
kansas vs. Oklahoma
Norman, Okla.
Game 1: Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, 2 p.m.
Game 3: Sunday, 1 p.m.
Former Royals reliever
dropped by White Sox
CHICAGO Mike MacDougal
has been placed on waivers
Wednesday by the Chicago
White Sox, who grew impatient
with the hard-throwing right-
hander relievers wildness and
poor results.
The 32-year-old had been
designated for assignment on
April 21 after compiling a 12.46
ERA in fve appearances this
season. In parts of four years
with the White Sox, he was 3-6
with a 4.77 ERA.
Chicago is responsible for the
rest of his $2.65 million salary.
MacDougal walked 58 walks,
hit fve batters and threw 16
wild pitches in only 88 2-3
innings after he was acquired
from Kansas City in a 2006 trade.
Cardinals take series
from punchless Braves
St. Louis, 15-7, off to best start since 2006
Associated Press
ATLANTA Adam Wainwright
overcame five walks and drove in a
run during a four-run fifth inning,
and the St. Louis Cardinals beat
the weak-hitting Atlanta Braves
5-3 on Wednesday night.
The Cardinals won two of three
in the series against the Braves,
who have scored three runs or
fewer in 11 of 15 games after scor-
ing at least four runs in each of
their first six games.
Wainwright (3-0), the
Brunswick, Ga., native who began
his career with the Braves, allowed
seven hits and three runs two
earned with five walks and two
strikeouts in six innings. He gave
up three runs in the first three
innings, but the Braves couldnt
hold a 3-1 lead.
The Cardinals are off to their
best start since 2006, when they
also were 15-7.
St. Louis, which blew a 1-0 lead
in the eighth inning in Tuesday
nights 2-1 loss to the Braves, pro-
tected the late lead in the final
game of the series. With two outs
and runners on first and second in
the eighth, second baseman Skip
Schumaker jumped to catch a soft
liner by Omar Infante off closer
Ryan Franklin.
Franklin recorded three outs for
his seventh save.
Javier Vazquez (2-2) gave up
nine hits and five runs with one
walk in eight innings. He struck
out eight his fourth straight
start with at least eight strikeouts.
Atlanta led 3-1 before the
Cardinals scored four runs in the
fifth on six singles, including five
up the middle.
Wainwright, Albert Pujols,
Chris Duncan and Rick Ankiel
had RBI singles, the last three with
two outs.
Infante had three hits, including
a run-scoring single in the second.
The Cardinals tied the game at
1-all on Schumakers RBI single
in the third.
St. Louis, who began the day
tied with Washington for the
major league lead with 20 errors,
had another bobble which helped
the Braves take the lead in the
Casey Kotchman doubled
to left and initially stopped at
third on Jeff Francoeurs single
to right. Cardinals right fielder
Colby Rasmus couldnt cleanly
field the hit, and Kotchman scored
on the error for a 2-1 lead as
Francoeur advanced to second.
Francoeur scored on a wild pitch
by Wainwright after moving to
third on a groundout.
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sports 7b thursday, april 30, 2009
Runner among six athletes
who test positive in dope case
Bahrains Rashid Ramzi runs to win the gold in the mens 1500-meter in the National Stadiumat the Beijing 2008 Olympics last August. The
Bahrain Olympic Committee saidWednesday that Ramzi tested positive for doping at the Beijing Games.
Associated Press
LONDON The gold medalist
in one of track and fields glamour
races and a silver winner in cycling
are among six athletes from the
Beijing Games nabbed for blood
doping in the latest Olympic drug
National sports bodies in Bahrain
and Italy confirmed Wednesday
that 1,500-meter champion Rashid
Ramzi and road race medalist
Davide Rebellin turned up positive
for the new blood-boosting drug
CERA in retests of their samples.
Dominican womens weightlifter
Yudelquis Contreras and prominent
German cyclist Stephan Schumacher
were among the others.
A person with knowledge of the
results told The Associated Press
that Greek race walker Athanasia
Tsoumeleka and Croatian 800-
meter runner Vanja Perisic also
tested positive.
If their backup B samples also
come back positive, the athletes
face being disqualified, stripped of
medals and banned from the next
The International Olympic
Committee announced Tuesday
that a total of seven positive tests
involving six athletes came back
positive for CERA, which increases
endurance by stimulating produc-
tion of oxygen-rich red blood cells.
The IOC has not named the athletes
or the sports involved.
The six new cases bring to 15
the total number of athletes caught
doping in Beijing, and underscore
both the persistence of cheating
across sports and nations and the
IOCs aggressive policy in catching
drug users even outside the period
of the Olympics.
The IOC reanalyzed a total of 948
samples from Beijing after new lab
tests for CERA and insulin became
available following the Olympics.
The testing began in January and
focused mainly on endurance events
in cycling, rowing, swimming and
track and field.
Ramzi won Bahrains first gold
medal in track and field and is
the first champion from the Beijing
Games to be busted for use of per-
formance-enhancing drugs.
The Moroccan-born runner, who
won the 800-1,500 double at the
2005 world championships, gave
Bahrain its first ever Olympic track
and field gold medal with victory
in Beijing in 3 minutes, 32.94 sec-
Ramzis B sample will be tested
in France on June 8 and he will face
an IOC hearing the same day, the
Bahrain Olympic Committee said.
The Bahrain Olympic Committee
apologizes for receiving such news
from the International Olympic
Committee since it ensured Ramzi
went through all the necessary dop-
ing tests before the games and they
were all negative, the committee
said in a statement.
Ramzi became a citizen of Bahrain
after moving to the Gulf nation
to take up a job in that countrys
armed forces in 2002, but retains a
Moroccan passport and trains with
old coach Khalid Boulami.
If he is stripped of the Beijing vic-
tory, Asbel Kipruto Kiprop of Kenya
stands to be upgraded from silver to
gold. Nicolas Willis of New Zealand
would go from bronze to silver, and
fourth-place finisher Mehdi Baala
of France could move up to the
bronze medal.
Track and field has been battered
by Olympic drug scandals, from
100-meter winner Ben Johnson in
1988 to sprinter Marion Jones in
2000, both of whom were stripped
of their golds.
The International Association of
Athletics Federations confirmed it
had received notification of three
cases in track and field, but declined
to give any names because they
were considered confidential.
However, the person with
knowledge of the results identi-
fied the two others as Tsoumeleka
and Perisic. The person confirmed
their identities to the AP on condi-
tion anonymity because the names
havent been released by the IOC.
Tsoumeleka finished ninth in the
20-kilometer walk, and Perisic was
eliminated in the first-round heats
of the 800.
Tsoumeleka announced in
January that she had tested posi-
tive in Beijing rechecks. She was
charged by a Greek prosecutor ear-
lier this month with using banned
The IAAF would like to com-
mend the IOC for their efforts
in the storage and re-analysis of
samples and for their coordination
with the IAAF in this process,
the federation said in a statement.
This step shows that athletes who
cheat can never be comfortable that
they will avoid detection and sends
a strong message of deterrence.
In Rome, the Italian Olympic
Committee suspended Rebellin
and anti-doping prosecutor Ettore
Torri called him to a hearing on
The 37-year-old Rebellin fin-
ished second behind Spains Samuel
Sanchez in the Olympic road race.
If he loses his medal, Switzerlands
Fabian Cancellera could move
to silver and Russias Alexander
Kolobnev to bronze.
Rebellins pro cycling team,
Diquigiovanni-Androni, temporar-
ily suspended the rider, pending
analysis of the B sample.
I dont see why I should take
a path that would ruin me or my
image, Rebellin told Italys state TV
on Wednesday. I dont know if Ill
still be able to race, but I will always
ride because cycling is my life.
The German cycling federation
announced that Schumacher, who
finished 13th in the Beijing time
trial and dropped out before the
finish of the road race, was among
the positive cases.
The 27-year-old Schumacher
already has been banned for two
years by the International Cycling
Union after being caught by French
authorities in retesting of Tour de
France samples for CERA.
Schumacher won two individual
time trial stages at the Tour de
France last July and wore the yellow
jersey for two days as race leader.
Super Bowl MVP Holmes
arraigned on pot charge
Associated Press
Steelers receiver and Super Bowl
MVP Santonio Holmes was
arraigned Wednesday on a misde-
meanor marijuana charge stem-
ming from a traffic stop.
Holmes attorney, Robert
DelGreco Jr., appeared at the brief
hearing where charges were for-
mally presented. Holmes did not
appear, nor was he required to.
DelGreco said he planed to
challenge the constitutionality of
the stop, but did not elaborate.
I will be filing a suppression
motion. That will be a public record
and well go from there, he said.
Pittsburgh police said they
found three marijuana-filled
cigars in Holmes car when he
was pulled over Oct. 23. Holmes
was stopped because his car was
similar to one they were looking
for in a drug sting.
Holmes was cooperative and
alerted officers to the drugs,
police said.
DelGreco has characterized the
charge as low as a grade a misde-
meanor you can get. The penalty
is up to 30 days probation and a
$500 fine, he said.
Coach Mike Tomlin deactivat-
ed Holmes for a game following
the traffic stop.
He was not arrested and
received a court summons, which
is common with misdemeanor
charges in Pennsylvania.
Holmes said he learned a lot
from missing a game following
the traffic stop. Before the Super
Bowl, Holmes told the media that
he had dealt drugs for a year in his
hometown of Belle Glade, Fla.
Holmes, a first-round draft pick
out of Ohio State in 2006, has had
two other run-ins with the law
since the Steelers drafted him. In
June 2006, he was charged with
domestic violence in Columbus,
In May 2006, Holmes was
arrested for disorderly conduct
by police in Miami, who later
dropped the charges.
No trial date has been set on the
recent charge, but a pretrial con-
ference was scheduled for May 22
in Allegheny County Court.
Champion sprinter Bolt in car crash
Associated Press
Olympic champion sprinter
Usain Bolt was in a car crash
Wednesday in Jamaica, but police
and his manager said he was not
seriously injured.
Bolt was apparently speed-
ing on a rain-slicked highway
when he lost control of the BMW
M3 and it went off the road,
police Sgt. David Sheriff told The
Associated Press. Sheriff was the
first officer to arrive at the scene
in St. Catherine parish and found
the car heavily damaged.
An official at Spanish Town
Hospital confirmed Bolt appeared
to have only scratches. The official,
who spoke on condition of ano-
nymity because of privacy con-
cerns, said Bolt was very calm
and that doctors were examining
him to make sure there were no
other injuries. The official said
Bolt would be required to provide
a statement to police.
Bolt and an unidentified female
passenger were taken to the hos-
pital, though neither was seri-
ously hurt, Sheriff said.
The track stars manager,
Norman Peart, said Bolt sustained
nothing more than scratches from
thorn bushes when he stepped
out of the car on the side of the
We are very relieved hes OK,
Peart told the AP.
Bolts team will conduct tests
over the next 48 hours to decide
whether he sticks to his competi-
tion schedule, Peart said. Bolt has
a meet Saturday in Jamaica and
is set to run a 150-meter street
race in Manchester, England on
May 17.
The 22-year-old sprinter won
the 100 and 200 meters at the
Beijing Olympics and was part of
the Jamaica team which won the
4x100 relay. All three gold med-
als were earned in world record
Bolt was given the BMW by his
sponsor Puma as a reward for his
outstanding performance in the
Texas postpones events
because of swine fu
AUSTIN, Texas Texas ofcials
on Wednesday postponed all
public high school athletic and
academic competitions until
May 11 because of the swine fu
The move suspends the
baseball and softball seasons
and eliminates the regional track
championships that were to start
Friday, said Charles Breithaupt,
executive director of the Uni-
versity Interscholastic League.
He said league ofcials acted on
the recommendation of public
health ofcials.
The health and safety of our
student activity participants
is of the utmost importance,
Breithaupt said. Taking every
possible precaution to prevent
the further spreading of this
disease is an important contribu-
tion to the welfare of our great
state, and altering the schedule
of our events is a way to keep our
participants safe.
School ofcials say 53,000
students are out of school due
to concern over the virus, and
dozens of schools were closed to
be sanitized.
The state golf and tennis
championships are scheduled
to begin May 11. The state track
meet, one of the largest high
school track and feld competi-
tions in the country, has been
extended from its normal two
days to three and is scheduled for
May 14-16.
All UIL academic competi-
tions, including a state meet that
was to begin May 7, were also
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Playstation received as a gift sat in
a box, never opened. E.J. Viso was
more interested in doing jumps on
his bike outside.
The TV in the living room? Not
when he had his skateboard. Even
sleeping in his bedroom was some-
times too mundane. The backyard
with the family dog was much more
Age hasnt mellowed Viso, either.
Skydiving, freestyle motocross, BASE
jumping if it gets the adrenaline
flowing, chances are hes tried it.
I just get bored when my adrena-
line levels are low, he said. I always
need to find something. Adrenaline
is my passion.
Visos need for speed has turned
him into a pretty good IndyCar
driver, too.
Aggressive and fearless, hes
become one of the best young driv-
ers on the circuit. The 24-year-old
Venezuelan had a decent rookie sea-
son in 2008 four top-five finishes
despite having never driven on ovals
before and figures to only get bet-
ter this year with more experience.
He was very impressive,
Brazilian driver Helio Castroneves
said. Hes a very aggressive driver,
but aggressive where hes going for
it. Hes not hesitating or waiting for
anything. If the car makes it, great.
If it didnt make it, oops, I know the
limit. Hes a good guy, a good kid. He
definitely has a bright future.
Its been a tough start to the 2009
season, though most of it hasnt been
Visos fault. Last year? Sure, he made
some mistakes, most due to inexpe-
rience. This year, its been a string of
bad luck.
Viso struggled in qualifying at
St. Petersburg, starting 16th for the
season-opening race. It didnt get
any better once the
race started; steering
problems sent him
off after 75 laps. Viso
had a great qualify-
ing run at the Long
Beach Grand Prix,
starting fourth, only
to get knocked from
the race by contact
after 16 laps.
Viso had the 18th-
best qualifying time, then was sent
to the back for a technical violation.
He quickly made up ground once
the race started, moving up from
22nd to 14th, then suffered front
wing damage from a wreck between
two other cars. He made it back onto
the track, but was done for good a
few laps later, a failed gear box end-
ing his day after just 37 laps.
Of course, we are very disap-
pointed. In each of the first three
races we have started off with a
good, fast car, and then something
went wrong, Keith Wiggins, owner
of Visos No. 13 HVM Racing
IndyCar, said after Sundays race.
Even though we were starting from
the back today, we still had a lot of
confidence in E.J.s ability to move
up to the front, which is exactly what
he was doing when the problem
Viso has had a knack for finding
the front since a young age.
His father, Ernesto
Sr., raced cars in
South America and
got little Ernesto his
first go-cart at age 7.
Thanks to his aggres-
sive style, he started
winning right away,
earning five national
carting champion-
ships before moving
to Europe.
Viso bounced around several
series and had a stint as a Formula
One test driver, making a name for
himself as the driver who survived
a spectacular crash at a 2007 French
Grand Prix after his car lifted into
the air and broke into pieces while
bounding down a retaining wall.
Looking for a new challenge, Viso
decided to try the Champ Car series
in the U.S. in 2008, showing up
just before the series merged with
IndyCar. The problem? IndyCar
meant driving on ovals. Viso had
never even seen an oval race, much
less raced in one, but he had made
a commitment and decided to give
it a shot.
When I got that news it was a
pretty big challenge because I didnt
know anything about IndyCar, didnt
know anything about ovals, didnt
even like them, Viso said. I never
watched an oval race before in my
life, but I had already told everyone
in Europe that I was coming to the
United States and had a good ride,
so I said lets go for the challenge.
sports 8B Thursday, aPril 30, 2009
Tyson explores rise and fall of boxer
Associated Press
NEW YORK Mike Tyson is
looking over the reviews for the
new documentary Tyson.
Gathered together for an inter-
view in a Manhattan hotel, director
James Toback is eagerly sharing
magazine clippings with the for-
mer heavyweight champion, point-
ing to fresh reviews from critics
who have called it Tobacks best
film and a revelation of the polar-
izing pugilist.
Tyson, 42 and four years retired
from the ring, is only so impressed.
Now heavier around the waist,
Tyson exudes a knocked-around
Those things dont excite me
anymore press and lights and
cameras, Tyson said. I know if I
start believing that stuff, I could
be a monster and nobody would
like me.
And many dont like Tyson.
Though he was perhaps the last
great heavyweight champion (44
of his 50 wins came by knockout
and he was the youngest to take
the titles), he is often remembered
more for his violent outbursts
inside and outside of the ring.
In 1992, he was convicted of
raping Desiree Washington and he
served three years
in prison. In a fight
with his chief rival,
Evander Holyfield,
in 1996, he was
disqualified for
biting off a piece of
his ear.
The picture that
emerged of Tyson
was of an out-of-
control monster.
Tyson hopes to illuminate a full-
er, more humanistic view of Tyson,
depicting him as a rags-to-riches
tragedy and, above all, a misunder-
stood figure.
Not only misunderstood, but
grotesquely misunderstood,
Toback said, the 64-year-old film-
maker of Fingers and the Oscar-
nominated screenwriter of Bugsy.
The vast majority of the people
who have put Mike down dont
have a tenth of the intelligence or
the character that he has. Mike is
a fundamentally very, very good
human being. That doesnt mean
he hasnt done bad things.
In the 88 minutes of Tyson,
Tyson is the only talking head
neither Washington nor Holyfield
nor anyone else gets a say here.
The film, of which Tyson is also a
producer, makes no claim of objec-
tivity but its nevertheless striking
for its honesty.
Tyson, who Toback interviewed
for a week in Los Angeles while
Tyson was going through rehab,
begins by discussing in his
uniquely philosophical way the
chaos of the brain, wondering,
Who am I?
He discusses humiliation as a
child leading him to take up box-
ing; his mentoring by legendary
trainer and surrogate father Cus
DAmato (Tyson cries discuss-
ing his 1985 death); his obsession
with women; his brief marriage to
Robin Givens (we were just kids);
his embarrassing
final defeats in 2004
and 2005; contract-
ing gonorrhea from
a filthy lady; and
the feeling of physi-
cal triumph: Once
Im in the ring, Im
a God.
Tyson said that
watching the film
a kind of mashed-
up monologue was difficult for
When I look at the movie, I say,
If I was in the room with that guy,
I would be very nervous, Tyson
I never knew and this is
crazy I never knew why I had
the public opinion the way I did.
Then when I watch the movie, I get
it, Tyson said. For the first time, I
get it. Im watching it as a human
being thats very rational now. I say,
This guys so unpredictable, you
dont know if hes going to (take
you) out to dinner or stab you with
a fork. His mind will run riot.
At times, the screen splinters into
several boxes of talking Tysons,
clearly suggesting his many con-
tradictions an enormous, ani-
malistic ego contrasted with an
inferiority complex.
Though in the documen-
tary he acknowledged abusing
women, Tyson still denies raping
Washington. About the Holyfield
fight, he said, Im a good person,
but I went insane.
Later, Tyson said: If I have any
anger, its directed at myself.
Some will immediately dismiss
Tyson because of the boxers rep-
utation and, in particular, his rape
To those people, Tyson says: Im
a human being. I was young at one
time. Yes, I have abused a woman
before. ... Ive made a mistake. And
Im going to continue to make mis-
takes but not the same ones.
Tyson added that growing up,
he watched his mother be abused,
warping his sense of relationships.
He also argued that womens rights
had come so far in the past century
that society was still catching up.
Critics have been largely forgiv-
ing of Tyson, applauding Tobacks
film which got a standing ova-
tion at the Cannes Film Festival
last year. Rolling Stone called it a
world-class exhibition of punch-
drunk love. Slate, though, said it
was candid without being truth-
Toback a larger than life fig-
ure in his own right and Tyson
have been friends for more than
two decades. They first bonded,
they say in the 2005 documentary
about Toback The Outsider, in a
conversation about madness and
I figured hed be champion for
15 years, Toback said while swal-
lowing a pile of assorted pills. (He
says he takes 150 in a day.) Then
he turns out to be as complicated
and crazy as I am. You have your
internal enemies.
They each consider themselves
extremists. Tyson made cameos
in two of Tobacks earlier films,
including a scene in 1999s Black
and White in which Tyson assaults
Robert Downey Jr.s character after
he comes on to him.
Tyson said he and Toback were
similar in a bizarre way.
We challenge the borders of
sanity and insanity, Tyson said.
We challenge it. I dont know if
Im still this way, but this is where
I know Ive been. Ive been to the
edge and Ive looked over the cliff
of sanity and I wanted to take a
swan dive.
Director James Toback and boxer Mike Tyson pose for a portrait in NewYork on April 20. The documentaryTysonhas been reviewed as Tobacks best flmto date.
42-year-old Mike Tyson says watching
documentary of his career was difficult
Ive been to the edge
and Ive looked over
the clif of sanity and
I wanted to take a
swan dive.
mike tyson
Retired boxer
Venezuelan driver Viso says
Indycar gives adrenaline rush
I just get bored
when my adrenaline
levels are low. I
always need to fnd
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ORLANDO, Fla. Dwight
Howards elbow has given the
Orlando Magics playoff hopes a
major hit.
Howard has
been suspended
for Game 6 of
the Magics play-
off series against
the Philadelphia
76ers for his
elbow on Sixers
center Samuel
Dalembert, the
NBA announced
The two got tangled up going
for a rebound in the first quar-
ter in Game 5 on Tuesday night.
Replays showed Howard threw an
elbow that hit Dalembert above
the shoulders. Howard drew a
technical foul for the hit.
NBA commissioner David
Stern, who was in Orlando on
Tuesday, said Wednesday in
Atlanta prior to the Hawks-Miami
Heat game that Howards suspen-
sion was not only for a rule viola-
tion, but for safety precautions.
The Dwight Howard sus-
pension tells you the players
are capable of hurting each
other, Stern said. Were there
to protect the players. If you
throw a punch, youre gone. If
you throw an elbow above the
shoulder, youre gone.
The whole idea is to make
sure that these very large ath-
letes playing in a relatively
small place at high speeds with
great power dont do harm to
each other.
Howard said that was not his
Im very disappointed but I
have to respect the NBAs deci-
sion, Howard said in a statement.
I didnt intend to hurt anyone. I
have complete faith in my team-
mates that they will come out and
get the job done tomorrow night.
Stu Jackson, the
NBAs executive vice
president of basket-
ball operations, said
Howard would have
been ejected from
the game if any of
the referees saw him
make contact with
his target. Jackson
said the contact was
clear cut on replay.
They saw the
elbow thrown but they couldnt
determine whether or not the
elbow actually made contact with
Dalembert, Jackson said. This
was an elbow that was thrown that
made contact above the shoulders
and by rule theres an automatic
Orlando will also be without
starting guard Courtney Lee, who
suffered a fractured sinus after
taking an inadvertent elbow to
the head from Howard later in
the quarter. Lees status for the
remainder of the playoffs is uncer-
The Magic lead the Sixers 3-2 in
the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is
Thursday. Orlando will likely start
Marcin Gortat in place of Howard,
and J.J. Redick for Lee.
Howard was having the best
playoff series of his career and has
been the only consistent Magic
player in the postseason. He had
24 points and a career playoff-high
24 rebounds in Tuesdays win, and
hes averaged 24 points and 15.8
rebounds in the
H o w a r d s
elbow on
Dalembert in
Game 5 set off
a wild coaching
exchange after-
Phi l adelphi a
coach Tony
DiLeo said
Howard should have been called
for 3 seconds in the lane several
times and asked the league to look
into the elbow. Jackson said he
got a text message about the play
almost immediately from Sixers
president Ed Stefanski.
Dwight Howard had a great
game, and hes a great player, but
he just lives in the 3-second lane
on offense and defense, DiLeo
said. Im just saying hes standing
in the 3-second lane on offense
and defense. Hes a great player,
and he doesnt need any advan-
Magic coach Stan Van Gundy
heard DiLeos remarks, took the
podium and defended his star
center by mocking DiLeo.
Am I supposed
to come up here and
talk about the game?
Or am I supposed to
come up here and
lobby for the calls I
want the next game?
Van Gundy said. Is
that what its about
now? Were supposed
to lobby for the calls
we want the next
game? Lets just play the games.
I guess thats the only reason
Dwights having success in this
series. It has nothing to do with
the fact that hes good.
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (left) comes over to speak with ofcial Joe Crawford after he was called with a technical foul for hitting Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert
(center), of Haiti, with an elbowduring the frst quarter of a frst-round NBA playof basketball game onTuesday in Orlando, Fla. The NBA announced onWednesday Howard would be suspended
for Game 6 against the 76ers.
Magic center suspended for Game 6
Commissioner announces suspension after Dwight Howard elbows Sixers center in the face
Were there to
protect the players.
If you throw a punch,
youre gone.
DaviD Stern
nBa Commissioner
I didnt intend to
hurt anyone. I have
complete faith in my
Dwight howarD
orlando Magic center
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ATLANTA Dwyane Wade
banged his head on the court. Al
Horford hobbled to the locker
room. Jamaal Magloire doled out a
shove and Josh Smith pushed back.
On a night of hard fouls, plenty
of banging and staredowns galore,
the Atlanta Hawks moved closer
to reaching the second round of
the NBA playoffs for the first time
in a decade, beating Miami 106-91
Wednesday to take a 3-2 lead in
the series.
They can only hope theyve got
enough players left to finish off
Wade and the Heat.
Joe Johnson had his best game of
the postseason with 25 points, and
the Hawks took control during a
couldnt-miss second quarter that
pushed them to a 63-40 halftime
lead. Flip Murray added 23 points
off the bench.
While the outcome was never
really in question, there was plenty
of extracurricular activity to spice
up the fifth straight game decided
by a double-figure margin.
Early on, Wade collided with
Smith and banged the back of his
head on the floor, leaving him
sprawled out for several minutes.
He finally staggered to the lock-
er room for treatment, holding a
towel to his head. Not long after
the NBAs leading scorer returned,
Horford was fouled hard by James
Jones and fell into Wade on the
way down, landing awkwardly on
his right foot.
Horford managed to shoot two
free throws, but it quickly became
apparent he couldnt go on. The
Hawks second-year center was
helped to the locker room, his arms
draped around two trainers, and
didnt return. Instead, he began
treatment for what was described
as a moderate ankle sprain.
The Hawks already were missing
starting forward Marvin Williams,
who sat out his third straight game
with a sprained right wrist. When
Mike Bibby picked up his fourth
foul, Atlanta played much of the
third quarter with only two regu-
lar starters on the court. Solomon
Jones and Mario West got exten-
sive minutes after playing sparingly
during the regular season.
Wade was already bothered by
back spasms that contributed to
a dismal 9-of-26 shooting per-
formance in Game 4, which the
Hawks won 81-71 to reclaim home-
court advantage. Still groggy from
his blow to the head, Wade made
only 1-of-6 shots in the first half as
Atlanta pulled away.
The Hawks made 13-of-16 from
the field in the second quarter,
including their last 12 attempts, to
push a 24-20 lead to a commanding
23-point margin by halftime.
When Jones doled out a hard foul
on a driving Wade, the two players
tumbled into the basket support and
stared each other down. Magloire
jumped in and shoved Jones. Smith
took offense and shoved Magloire.
The referees stepped in before any
blows were thrown, though all four
players were given technicals.
Then, with Maurice Evans going
in for a layup, Wade slammed into
the Atlanta player from behind and
sent him tumbling to the court.
Again, the teams bowed up, but
Evans merely flashed a disgusted
stare at Wade who was called for
a flagrant foul before getting up
to shoot his free throws.
Zaza Pachulia, coming off a
12-point, 18-rebound effort in
Atlantas Game 4 win in Miami,
caught Jermaine ONeal in the face
with an elbow while driving to the
ONeal crumbled to the court,
then got up to deliver a shot across
Pachulias head the next time he
ventured into the lane.
Pachulia, already sporting a black
eye from a shot he took in an earlier
game, certainly looked the part for
this game.
Were not going to let anybody
beat up on us anymore, Bibby said
at halftime.
Josh Smith dunked his way to 20
points for the Hawks and even hit
a rare 3-pointer. The Hawks also
pounded the boards, outrebound-
ing the Heat 37-29.
Wade didnt get much help from
his teammates. Michael Beasley
had 18 points and ONeal 14.
Hard hits, fouls
rule the night
Atlanta walks away with victory in Game 5
Miami Heats Jermaine ONeal takes a hand to the face fromAtlanta Hawks Zaza Pachulia, of
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Greinke gave up an earned run for
the first time in 43 innings, but
Billy Butler backed him up with
two homers and the Kansas City
Royals had 11 extra-base hits in an
11-3 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays
on Wednesday night.
Vernon Wells RBI single with
two outs in the first produced the
first earned run off Greinke (5-0)
since last September, a span of six
starts. After throwing complete-
game shutouts his two previous
starts, Grienke went seven innings,
allowing five hits and two runs
with two walks and eight strike-
outs. He leads the AL with 44
His ERA climbed from 0.00 to
Butler, hitting .193 when the
game began, was 4 for 4 with two
homers, a double, four RBIs and
four runs scored. He homered, dou-
bled and homered in three at-bats
off left-hander Brian Tallet (1-1),
who was charged with 10 runs on
11 hits in four-plus innings.
Besides Butlers two homers, the
Royals had Mark Teahens two-run
shot, Mike Aviles two-run triple,
and seven doubles. The Royals had
15 hits in all.
Marco Scutaro doubled leading
off against Greinke, the first pitch-
er in Royals history to post a 5-0
April. After Aaron Hill and Alex
Rios struck out, Wells dropped an
RBI single into right-center. Before
that, the only run off Greinke this
year was unearned, off a throwing
error by shortstop Aviles.
He gave up another run in the
third when Scutaro walked lead-
ing off and eventually scored from
third on a double-play grounder.
Greinke, whose 43 innings without
an earned run are a club record,
joined former Los Angeles Dodger
great Fernando Valenzuela as the
only pitchers since the early 1900s
to not allow an earned run through
their first four starts of a season.
Aviles also had one of the Royals
doubles while Coco Crisp had two
doubles and scored twice.
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