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The University calls it home-
coming the Lawrence com-
munity calls it a million-dollar
But according to Susan
Henderson, marketing direc-
tor of Lawrence Convention and
Visitors Bureau, that nickname
is a low estimate of revenue
the weekend brings each year.
With the temporary population
increase of parents and alumni,
Homecoming Weekend is one of
the most profitable times of the
year for Lawrence businesses.
David Johnston, director of
Internet services and market-
ing at the University of Kansas
Alumni Association, said that
homecoming brought thousands
of alumni to campus each year.
With a global network of an esti-
mated 300,000 alumni, the largest
concentration of them in Kansas
City, he said he expected many
to travel to Lawrence for home-
coming. He said that the Adams
Alumni Center would be bursting
at the seams during festivities and
that most alumni would stay at
local hotels.
Both the Eldridge Hotel and
Springhill Suites were booked
for the weekend for months in
Nancy Longhurst, man-
ager at the Eldridge Hotel, 701
Massachusetts St., said each of the
hotels 48 suites were booked nine
to 10 months ago.
The suites on football game-
day weekends and graduation
weekend average $189. Regular
weekend suite rates average $169.
According to Longhurst, increas-
ing the price was a standard move
made by all hotels.
It helps us tremendously,
Longhurst said of the week-
end business. To have that huge
sales tax incoming in which par-
ents stay at hotels, take their chil-
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Beyond gay and straight
Since alumna Linda Cook grad-
uated 29 years ago with a degree
in petroleum engineering, she has
served on the boards of directors
for both Shell and Boeing. Her
prominence in the energy industry
has earned her repeated recogni-
tion by Forbes Magazine as one
of the 100 most powerful women
in the world, reaching No. 43 in
Cook spoke to more than 100
undergraduates assembled in Eaton
Hall Friday. Cook said she chose to
visit the University because, for
as far as she could remember, the
need for engineers specializing in
energy had never been greater.
We need more engineers in
the world today and, in particular,
in the energy sector, Cook said.
So, if I can come here and try to
encourage the kids who are think-
ing about engineering to devote
their energy toward the energy sec-
tor, then it would be well worth it.
Cook said the current world-
wide energy crisis created a need
for engineers specializing in all
energy fields and challenged stu-
dents to fill this demand. She
spoke from experience. She herself
landed her first jobwith Shell
in Northern Michigan during a
time of similarly high demand.
I was lucky because the demand
for petroleum engineers at the time
was right after the oil crisis of
79, Cook said in her speech. The
demand was very, very high for
petroleum engineers.
Cook said that solving the cur-
rent energy crisis required inno-
vation in both alternative renew-
able energy and traditional energy
Even if renewable supply grew
When Warren Corman first
stepped off the train at the Santa
Fe Depot in East Lawrence in
1946, he grabbed his fathers leath-
er suitcase and trudged up the hill
to the University.
Eight years later, Corman would
design a new train depot on the
very spot he stood with his fathers
suitcase in 1946.
Corman is now 83, and his lifes
work was to design and oversee
the design of buildings on cam-
puses throughout Kansas. In addi-
tion to the depot, he helped design
Allen Fieldhouse and managed the
design of more than 600 build-
ings, including every dormitory
on campus except Corbin.
And thanks to a local effort to
renovate the deteriorating local
depot, his work is once again in
the spotlight. Depot Redux, an
East Lawrence-based commu-
nity organization led by Carey
Maynard-Moody, has been fight-
ing for the past 18 months to
preserve the 55-year-old train sta-
tion located at 413 E. Seventh St.
It looks like Depot Redux might
be getting somewhere: An outside
agency is assessing the property
value and the city is looking into
purchasing the depot.
I took it on because it seemed
hopeful and the time was right,
Maynard-Moody said. And here
we are. I just never imagined wed
get this far.
Cormans Career
Corman returned home to
Topeka from World War II on
Mothers Day, 1946, to find that
his father, who had inspired him
to study architecture, had died of
Although his mother had never
worked before, she took a job at
a veterans hospital in Topeka to
pay the $5,000 mortgage she and
her husband had taken out before
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The Marching Jayhawks performat the 2009 Homecoming Parade Saturday morning. HomecomingWeekend brings increased revenues to the city, with alumni returning to Lawrence to see the game and partake in the weekend festivities.
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Stan Hernly, Hernly Associates, gives a presentation to stakeholders at the Santa Fe Depot.
The City of Lawrence recently acquired the depot and will help fund its rehabilitation. The depot,
on 7th and NewYork, will be redesigned by Hernly Associates.
Homecoming brings in big bucks
Volunteer group hopes to rejuvenate local architects train station
Depot Redux hosts a
series of concerts at the
depot called On Time Per-
formances, where acoustic
and folk artists welcome
and send of passengers
on the 12:32 a.m. train. The
next performance will be
Oct. 25 and will feature the
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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown greets United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton at Chequers, the prime ministers ofcial country residence, Sunday. Clinton is undertak-
ing a fve-day tour of Europe and Russia.
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opened doors
2. Going the distance
3. Ben Wilinsky, Overland Park
sophomore, unloads food
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4. Grant will allow Spencer
Museum of Art to expand
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National Coming Out
Day will begin at 10 a.m. on
Wescoe Beach.
Macbeth will begin at 1
p.m. in Crafton-Preyer Theatre
in Murphy Hall.
The Lessons from the
Demise of Communism and
the Crisis of Capitalism lecture
will begin at 5 p.m. in the
Lecture Hall in Hall Center.
The School of Music Visiting
Artist Series will begin at 7:30
p.m. in Swarthout Recital Hall
in Murphy Hall.
1. Zimbabwe renounces
ofcials in torture case
HARARE, Zimbabwe A Zim-
babwean ofcial says several top
ofcials and cronies of President
Robert Mugabe being sued for
torture have been renounced by
the state and will not receive legal
Deputy Attorney General
Prince Machaya said Sunday
that the state will not represent
ofcials being sued by prominent
human rights activist Jestina
Mukoko and eight others.
The activists are seeking
US$500 million for wrongful
arrest, torture and abduction
after their terror charges were
2. Venezuelan president
questions Nobel choice
CARACAS, Venezuela Ven-
ezuelan President Hugo Chavez
says President Barack Obama
does not deserve the Nobel Peace
Chavez said he thought
Obama didnt make any
notable accomplishments to
merit winning the prize, saying
that rather than promote peace
the U.S. president is continuing
the warlike policies of predeces-
sor George W. Bush.
Chavez and Obama had a cor-
dial frst encounter at a summit in
April, but the Venezuelan leader
has become increasingly critical
of Obama.
3. Bodies of plane crash
victims will be returned
U.N. spokesman says the bodies
of six Uruguayan and fve Jor-
danian peacekeepers recovered
from a plane crash in Haiti will be
fown to their home countries.
Everyone aboard the CASA
C-212 twin-engine turboprop
died when it crashed into a
mountain Friday during a surveil-
lance fight.
Mission spokesman David
Wimhurst says the bodies are at a
U.N. facility in Port-au-Prince.
A memorial is planned before
the soldiers departure on Tues-
4. Shootout in Ohio bar
sends patrons running
TOLEDO, Ohio A wild shoo-
tout involving at least fve gun-
men sent patrons feeing from a
northwestern Ohio bar near the
University of Toledo campus. No
injuries were reported.
The gunfre inside and outside
the Route 66 Kitchen in Toledo
lasted for several minutes Thurs-
day night and was captured on a
video surveillance system.
The fght apparently began
when a bar employee asked
a man who was trying to sell
marijuana to leave, Deputy Police
Chief Don Kenney told the Toledo
Police were still looking for
suspects Sunday and no arrests
have been made.
5. Tropical depression
could be start of storm
MIAMI Forecasters say a
tropical depression has formed
in the Pacifc of Mexicos western
coast, and it could become a
tropical storm in the next day.
On Sunday afternoon, the
depression was centered about
400 miles (640 kilometers) south-
southeast of the southern tip of
Baja California.
The fve-day forecast track
shows the system could clip the
southern part of Baja California
later in the week.
6. Calif. legislators search
for deal with governor
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Califor-
nia Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
and legislative leaders are trying
to work out a water deal as a
midnight deadline nears for the
governor to act on more than
700 bills.
Schwarzenegger is delaying
signing or vetoing bills from this
summers legislative session to
pressure lawmakers to improve
Californias deteriorating and
inadequate water system.
Schwarzenegger is pushing for
more reservoirs and a contro-
versial canal to improve a water
storage and conveyance system
mostly built in the 1960s.
Associated Press
Clinton discusses nuclear weapons
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DUBLIN U.S. Secretary of
State Hillary Rodham Clinton
said Sunday the Taliban siege of
Pakistans army headquarters
showed extremists are a grow-
ing threat in the nuclear-armed
American ally, but she contended
they dont pose a risk to the coun-
trys atomic arsenal.
Clinton, in London on the sec-
ond leg of a five-day tour of Europe
and Russia, also joined British
Foreign Secretary David Miliband
in warning Iran that they would
not wait long for the Islamic repub-
lic to convince the world that its
nuclear intentions are peaceful.
Clinton said there was nothing
to suggest that Pakistans nuclear
weapons could fall into terrorist
hands despite Saturdays audacious
Taliban attack on the army head-
quarters in Rawalpindi that high-
lighted security weaknesses.
Clinton said extremists were
increasingly threatening the
authority of the state, but we see
no evidence that they are going to
take over the state. We have confi-
dence in the Pakistani government
and militarys control over nuclear
Miliband told reporters at a joint
news conference with Clinton that
although Pakistan faced a mortal
threat from extremists, there was
no danger of its nuclear weapons
being compromised.
He scolded those who might
raise the suggestion. I think its
very important that alarmist talk
is not allowed to gather pace, he
The Taliban have launched a
series of increasingly bold attacks
on military and political targets
in Pakistan in recent months. The
latest came Saturday, when mili-
tants dressed in military fatigues
attacked the army headquarters,
taking dozens of hostages. The
22-hour siege ended Sunday when
commandos stormed the build-
ing. At least 19 people died in the
standoff, including three captives
and eight of the militants.
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he died. Because Cormans family
had little money, he relied on the
GI Bill to pay for his enrollment at
the University. He left for school
the same year he returned from
the war.
He spent four years taking 20
to 21 credit hours each semester
and spent every summer working.
He graduated with a dual degree
in engineering and architecture as
part of the class of 1950, the first
class of World War II veterans to
attend college.
We didnt do much but go to
school, he said. We were coming
out of the war, we were interested,
we were getting married and we
didnt have time to mess around.
In 1954, he and Warren Jones,
a Topeka childhood friend, began
to design the new Santa Fe Depot.
Corman said that they had been
studying Frank Lloyd Wrights
modern architecture in school, and
that Wright was one of his heroes.
Wrights designs inspired the style
of the depot.
During his sophomore year,
Corman saw Wright speak in third-
floor Strong Hall auditorium.
I remember this: He was about
halfway through his talk there
was about 50 or 60 of us architec-
ture students in there and he
stopped and said, Ive got to go
take a piss, Corman said. And he
said, Wheres the toilet? and then
we said There arent any on this
floor. So he went behind the cur-
tain and peed on the wall behind
the curtain.
Years later, maybe a few years
ago when they were remodeling up
there, somebody said there were a
bunch of stains over on the wall.
And I said, Thats Frank Lloyd
Wright was known for his inno-
vative, modern style of designing
buildings. Though Corman and
Jones were expected to design
another old English gothic build-
ing, they followed Wrights example
and proposed a functional, modern
The new depot was built with
canopy columns, a raised train
platform, window walls and radi-
ant heating in the floors, accord-
ing to a lead architect for Hernly
Assciates, Inc., a local architec-
tural and environmental consult-
ing group. The depot is known
to this day as a prime example of
Midwestern modern architecture
and a historic site.
RepaiRing the depot
Unfortunately for the train
industry, President Dwight D.
Eisenhower initiated the nation-
wide superhighway system not
long after the Santa Fe Depot was
completed. The convenience of
the highway system resulted in the
widespread abandonment of the
train system.
The use of Corman and Jones
depot dwindled during the next
50 years. In the 1950s, the depot
serviced about eight train lines. It
now serves only one, the Southwest
Chief. Trains arrive at 12:32 a.m.
and 5:49 a.m,, with no daytime
Maynard-Moody recalled first
arriving in Lawrence by train in
1981 and being shocked at the sight
of the depot. Rust had crept up on
the canopy columns and the train
platform was crumbling.
My husband was a new young
assistant professor, and we rode the
train to a deteriorating, unstaffed,
unsafe, pathetic I did not feel
welcome here, she said. I wanted
to go home. I did not want to live
here. It sent me crying.
It took 27 years, but after
Maynard-Moody retired in 2008,
she made the Santa Fe Depot her
personal project. She formed a vol-
unteer organization to clean the
depot every Sunday, started a blog
about the work it was doing and
began to lobby the city to renovate
the depot. She named her group
Depot Redux.
Because of the group, the city
hired Hernly Associates, Inc. last
year to assess the state of the build-
ing. The depot originally cost
$140,000 to build in 1954. The
group has not yet released a price
estimate for repairs.
Diane Stoddard, assistant city
manager in charge of the nego-
tiations, said that the city was also
working to acquire the depot from
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Railroad and that ownership of the
building could be transferred by
The desire is to be able to have
the station under the citys control,
so that we can apply for grants to
improve the station and also do
some restoration work, she said.
After 31 years as director of
facilities for the Board of Regents,
Corman now works as a University
architect and special assistant to
the chancellor. He advised the team
of architects working on the depot
project, but when they offered
him a position on their team, he
All the architects theyre going
to hire want me to be on the team
with them, he said. I said, No,
cant do it, Im working here full
time. Im not in that business any-
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by 10 percent per year, which is
huge, Cook said, its going to
take many, many years before
renewables can play a major or
leading role in the worlds energy
Joe Deneault, Topeka junior,
said Cooks statements about
renewable energy were the most
interesting part of her speech.
Most people are pushing for
going completely green, Deneault
said. So, to hear somebody say
thats not feasible right now kind
of goes against a lot of what you
hear in the media today and just
what is the general consensus
today in the population.
Renewable sources, such as
wind, solar and biofuels, account
for less than 1 percent of the
worlds energy, Cook said.
Energy from renewables can
cost 20 to 50 percent more than
energy from oil, coal and natural
gas, she said. Engineers havent
developed the technology to make
alternative forms of energy more
effective and therefore cheaper,
she said.
Cook said she often used the
example of wind turbines to help
give alternative-energy advocates
a different perspective. She asks
them if, for the same amount of
energy, they would prefer wind
turbines across 300 miles of moun-
taintops or one nuclear power
plant that covers one square mile.
A lot of people say, Neither. I
dont want more oil, and I dont
want to give up my SUV, and I
dont want to turn up my thermo-
stat to eighty during the summer,
and I dont want to pay more for
my electricity, Cook said. You
get to an unsolvable equation, and
all I have to say is thank good-
ness we have lots of kids majoring
in engineering today because its
engineers who can really play a
key role in trying to solve what are
very, very difficult problems.
Deneault, a chemical engineer-
ing major, said his biggest goal
was to help develop renewable
energy resources.
He said it was important, how-
ever, to be realistic about switch-
ing entirely to energy provided by
alternative sources.
If 2 percent of the world is run
by renewable energy in my life-
time, I feel that would be a huge
advancement from what we have
now, Deneault said.
Kaleigh Braun, Hutchison
senior and chemical engineering
major, said she appreciated the
importance Cook also placed on
finding ways to use nonrenewable
resources more efficiently.
She talked about how half of
the energy we use is lost, Braun
said. That makes our jobs as engi-
neers important because we need
to make more efficient energy.
Edited by Brenna M. T. Daldorph
Jerry Wang/KANSAN
Linda Cook, former executive director of Natural Gas &Power for Royal Dutch Shell, speaks to engineering students about energy and
the environment Friday afternoon. Cook graduated fromthe University with a degree in petroleumengineering in 1980.
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Amanda Kistner/KANSAN
The Sante fe Depot building will be remodeled by Hernly Associates. It will recieve a newplatformamong other modifcations, while keeping
its historic integrity intact.
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Ashley Moser, Topeka senior, reacts after being named the female winner of the 2009 Ex.C.E.L. Award at halftime of the football game on
Saturday. The Ex.C.E.L. Award is given annually to one male and one female as part of homecoming festivities. The award recognizes excellence in
community, education and leadership. Matt Enriquez, Topeka senior, was the awards other winner.
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Visitors can smell this village long
before they see it.
More than 100 dump trucks piled
high with garbage line the narrow
road leading to Zhanglidong, wait-
ing to empty their loads in a land-
fill as big as 20 football fields.
In less than five years, the
Zhengzhou Comprehensive Waste
Treatment Landfill has over-
whelmed this otherwise pristine
village of about 1,000 people.
Peaches and cherries rot on trees,
infested with insect life drawn by
the smell. Fields lie unharvested,
contaminated by toxic muck. Every
day, another 100 or so tons of gar-
bage arrive from nearby Zhengzhou,
a provincial capital of 8 million.
Life here went from heaven to
hell in an instant, said lifelong resi-
dent Wang Xiuhua, swatting away
clouds of mosquitoes and flies.
The 78-year-old woman suddenly
coughs uncontrollably and says the
landfill gases inflame her bronchi-
As more Chinese ride the nations
economic boom, a torrent of gar-
bage is one result. Cities are burst-
ing at the seams, and their officials
struggle to cope.
The amount of paper, plastic
and other garbage has more than
tripled in two decades to about
300 million tons a year, according
to Nie Yongfeng, a waste manage-
ment expert at Beijings Tsinghua
Americans are still way ahead of
China in garbage; a population less
than a quarter the size of Chinas 1.3
billion generated 254 million tons
of garbage in 2007, a third of which
is recycled or composted, accord-
ing to the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency.
But for China, the problem rep-
resents a rapid turnabout from a
generation ago, when families, then
largely rural and poor, used and
reused everything.
Trash was never complicated
before, because we didnt have
supermarkets, we didnt have fancy
packaging and endless things to
buy, said Nie. Now suddenly, the
government is panicking about the
mountains of garbage piling up
with no place to put it all.
Wang Ling, a spokesman
for the Zhengzhou Ministry of
Environment, said the landfill has
a polyethylene liner to protect the
ground beneath.
Residents say the liner has tears
and only covers a fraction of the
As trash piles up, Chinese city turns sour
What used to be a peaceful, pristine villiage is swiftly becoming a large landfill
Workers take a rest while they wait to load computer stocks into a truck in Beijing Sept. 15.
Chinas economic growth rose to 7.9 percent over a year earlier in the quarter ending June 30, up
from6.1 percent the previous quarter, and analysts say the recovery is gathering strength. Retail
spending and industrial investment are rising.
AssociAted Press
DENVER In the first detailed
public remarks by any parent of
the two Columbine killers, Dylan
Klebolds mother says she had no
idea her son was suicidal until she
read his journals after the 1999
high school massacre.
Susan Klebolds essay in next
months issue of O, The Oprah
Magazine, says she is still strug-
gling to make
sense of what
happened when
her son and Eric
Harris killed 12
students and a
teacher in the
shooting rampage
at Columbine
High School in
suburban Denver.
Twenty-one peo-
ple were injured before Klebold
and Harris killed themselves.
For the rest of my life, I will be
haunted by the horror and anguish
Dylan caused, she wrote. I cannot
look at a child in a grocery store
or on the street without thinking
about how my sons schoolmates
spent the last moments of their
lives. Dylan changed everything I
believed about myself, about God,
about family and about love.
The killers parents have repeat-
edly declined to talk about the
massacre. They gave depositions
in a lawsuit filed by families of the
victims, but a judge in 2007 sealed
them for 20 years after the lawsuit
was settled out of court.
In her essay, Susan Klebold
wrote that she didnt know her son
was so disturbed.
Dylans participation in the
massacre was impossible for
me to accept until
I began to con-
nect it to his own
death, she wrote in
excerpts released by
the magazine ahead
of Tuesdays publica-
tion. Once I saw his
journals, it was clear
to me that Dylan
entered the school
with the intention of
dying there. And so in order to
understand what he might have
been thinking, I started to learn all
I could about suicide.
In a statement with the essay,
Oprah Winfrey wrote that Susan
Klebold has turned down repeat-
ed interview requests but finally
agreed to write an essay for O. A
spokeswoman for the magazine
said Klebold was not paid for the
essay, and there were no plans for
her to appear on Winfreys televi-
sion show.
A spokeswoman for the Klebold
family said there would be no fur-
ther statements.
In the essay, Klebold said her
son left early for school on the day
of the shootings.
Early on April 20, I was getting
dressed for work when I heard
Dylan bound down the stairs and
open the front door. Wondering
why he was in such a hurry when
he could have slept another 20
minutes, I poked my head out of
the bedroom. Dyl? All he said
was Bye. The front door slammed,
and his car sped down the drive-
way. His voice had sounded sharp.
I figured he was mad because hed
had to get up early to give some-
one a lift to class. I had no idea
that I had just heard his voice for
the last time.
She said she had no inkling
how sick her son was.
From the writings Dylan
left behind, criminal psycholo-
gists have concluded that he was
depressed and suicidal. When I
first saw copied pages of these
writings, they broke my heart. Id
had no inkling of the battle Dylan
was waging in his mind.
For the rest of my
life, I will be haunted
by the horror and an-
guish Dylan caused.
SuSan Klebold
Mother of Columbine
Landslide blocks highway
in central Washington
naCHeS, Wash. a massive
landslide in central Washington
state has blocked a highway,
diverted a river and heavily dam-
aged a home.
no injuries have been
reported, but authorities tell
the Yakima Herald-Republic
that residents near the sparsely
populated community of nile
were being evacuated because
of fooding fears. Several homes
received water damage as the
naches River sought a new
course around the slide.
The state department of
Transportation says the slide,
estimated to be a half-mile long,
covered State Route 420 with
at least 20 feet of dirt and rocks,
about 10 miles west of naches.
department photos also show
large sections of road carried
down to the naches River.
Taliban holds strong on
Pakistan-Afghan border
ISlaMabad a week of
terror strikes across Pakistan,
capped by a stunning assault on
army headquarters, show the
Taliban have rebounded and
appear determined to shake the
nations resolve as the military
plans for an ofensive against
the groups stronghold on the
afghan border.
The 22-hour attack on Paki-
stans Pentagon in the city of
Rawalpindi, which ended with 20
dead Sunday, was the third terror
attack in a week to shake this
nuclear-armed nation. It dem-
onstrated the militants renewed
strength since their leader was
killed by a u.S. missile strike in
august and military operations
against their bases.
The u.S. has long pushed
Islamabad to take more action
against Taliban and al-Qaida mili-
tants, who are also blamed for
attacks on u.S. and naTo troops
in afghanistan.
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of gay rights supporters marched
Sunday from the White House
to the Capitol, demanding that
President Barack Obama keep his
promises to allow gays to serve
openly in the military and work to
end discrimination.
Rainbow flags and homemade
signs dotted the crowds filling
Pennsylvania Avenue in front of
the White House as people chant-
ed Hey, Obama, let mama marry
mama and Were out, were proud,
we wont back down. Many chil-
dren were also among the protest-
ers. A few counter-protesters also
assembled and the crowd stretched
several blocks by the afternoon.
Jason Yanowitz, a 37-year-
old computer programmer from
Chicago, held his daughter,
5-year-old Amira, on his shoul-
ders. His partner, Annie, had their
2-year-old son, Isiah, in a stroller.
Yanowitz said more straight people
were turning out to show their sup-
port for gay rights.
If somebody doesnt have equal
rights, then none of us are free,
he said.
For all I know, shes gay or
hes gay, he added, pointing to his
Some participants in the National
Equality March woke up with new
hope, energized by Obamas blunt
pledge to end the ban on gays serv-
ing openly in the military during
a speech to the nations largest gay
rights group Saturday night.
For Lt. Dan Choi, the day began
with a jog around Washingtons
memorials, calling cadence at 8
a.m. with fellow veterans and sup-
porters before joining the march.
Choi, a West Point graduate, Arabic
speaker and Iraq war veteran, is
facing discharge under the mili-
tarys dont ask, dont tell policy
for revealing in March that he is
He appeared later at a rally, wear-
ing his Army uniform and a piece
of black tape over his mouth.
Many of us have been dis-
charged from the service because
we told the truth, he said. But I
know that love is worth it.
The chairman of the Senate
Armed Services Committee said
Sunday that Congress will need to
muster the resolve to change the
dont ask, dont tell policy a
change that the military may be
ready for.
I think it has to be done in the
right way, which
is to get a buy-in
from the military,
which I think is
now possible, said
Sen. Carl Levin,
Obamas politi-
cal energies have
been focused on
two wars, the eco-
nomic crisis and
health care reform,
though he pledged
unwavering commitment even as
he wrestled with those problems.
March organizer Cleve Jones,
creator of the AIDS Memorial Quilt
and a protege of gay rights pioneer
Harvey Milk, said he had initially
discouraged a rally earlier in the
year. But he and others began to
worry Obama was backing away
from his campaign promises.
Since weve seen that so many
times before, I didnt want it to
happen again, he said. Were not
settling. Theres no such thing as a
fraction of equality.
Unlike the first march in 1979
and others in 1987, 1993 and
2000 that included celebrity per-
formances and drew as many as
500,000 people, Sundays event was
driven by grassroots efforts and
was expected to be more low-key.
Washington authorities dont dis-
close crowd estimates at rallies,
though at least several thousand
appeared to be in attendance.
Also among the crowd were a
couple of noteworthy activists:
Cynthia Nixon, a cast member
from HBOs Sex and the City
who hopes to marry partner
Christine Marinoni next year;
and Judy Shepard, who became
an advocate for gay rights after her
son Matthew was killed because he
was gay.
Many marchers were out-
raged after the pas-
sage of Californias
Proposition 8, which
canceled the right of
gays to get married
in the state.
Kipp Williams,
a 27-year-old San
Francisco resident,
said he moved to
California from the
South seeking equal-
ity but realized after
Proposition 8 that
gay people are second-class citi-
zens everywhere.
Contrary to the California
Supreme Courts decision on the
legality of the referendum, he
said there is no exception to the
equal protection clause of the 14th
Amendment of the Constitution.
Sara Schoonover-Martin, 34,
came from Martinsburg, W.Va.,
with her wife, Nicki, wearing
matching veils and pink T-shirts
that said bride and I do. The
couple eloped at Marthas Vineyard
in Massachusetts earlier this year.
When marriage is legalized in
West Virginia, we will renew our
vows and have our family and
friends there, Sara said. Im angry
that it hasnt occurred quicker. This
affects my life every day, 365 days
a year.
Some activists doubted the
march would accomplish much.
They said the time and money
would have been better spent work-
ing to persuade voters in Maine
and Washington state, where the
November ballot will include a
measure that would overturn a bill
granting same-sex couples many of
the benefits of marriage.
A bill introducing same-sex
marriage in the nations capital also
was introduced last week by the
District of Columbia Council and
is expected to easily pass.
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Comedian Kurt Braunohler, left, performs stand-up comedy with Kristen Schaal, more popularly known as Mel in HBOs comedy series, Flight
of the Conchords. The showtook place Tuesday night at the Lied Center for the Student Union Activities annual homecoming show.
Gay-rights activists march in D.C.
Protesters sought to overturn militarys ban on open homosexuals
Gay rights advocates fll the west lawn of the Capitol during a rally inWashington Sunday. At least a thousand attended the march.
Ghost town revitalized
AssociAted Press
PRESTON Like hundreds of
small towns across rural America,
Preston has boarded-up store-
fronts lining its Main Street. The
roof has fallen in at the long-
abandoned high school and peel-
ing paint and broken windows
disfigure once stately, now vacant
homes. This central Kansas farm-
ing town of 170 people is dying
but an Arizona undertaker has a
plan to bring it back to life.
For Mesa, Ariz. transplants Ken
and Donna Stanton, Pratt County
is the perfect place to build a
mortuary and crematorium, the
unlikely cornerstone of an ambi-
tious community revitalization
plan that features Old West-styled
building facades, old-time street
lights and faux-board sidewalks.
Joining the couple are more
than 30 relatives and friends who
plan to establish their homes,
businesses and a non-denomina-
tional church in the town.
What is happening to Preston
is truly a godsend, said Mayor
Wayne Scott, who graduated from
the high schools last class, in
1966. I dont know too many
towns in rural America, across
the country, that are having an
opportunity like this take place
for them. I personally consider
it a blessing this is happening in
our town.
For the couple, Preston has
become a labor of love borne of
deep-seated family roots. Donna
Stantons late father, Don Cox,
grew up in Pratt County, and
her uncle, Dean Cox, still lives in
Preston. The Stantons have taken
family vacations in the town for
30 years.
My father-in-law loved it here.
He had a dream to see this little
town revitalized and we kind
of caught the vision, said Ken
Stanton, 53. Many Preston resi-
dents left for jobs in bigger cities,
and small businesses dried up.
Preston is the latest Kansas small
town to get the makeover treat-
ment. The Kansas Farm Bureau
started its Kansas Hometown
Prosperity Initiative in 2008 to
develop community leadership,
promote small business entrepre-
neurship and engage youth.
Airport in Georgia named
in honor of Jimmy Carter
AMERICUS, Ga. An airport
about 20 miles from Jimmy Cart-
ers hometown of Plains has been
named after the 39th president
despite some people opposing
the change.
Souther Field Airport in Ameri-
cus was renamed Jimmy Carter
Regional Airport on Sunday.
The Americus City Council and
Sumter County Board of Com-
missioners voted unanimously
for the change last month, and
the Americus and Sumter County
Airport Authority approved it.
Man in Missouri accused
of shooting three people
LEBANON, Mo. A southwest
Missouri man faces a murder
charge after his ex-girlfriends new
boyfriend, her father and step-
mother were shot and killed.
Josh Reyes is charged with frst-
degree murder, frst-degree bur-
glary and armed criminal action
in the death of the new boyfriend.
He has not yet been charged with
the other deaths.
Associated Press
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Today is a 7
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be king (or queen) of the
hill? Put on that crown only
after you do the work.
Taurus (april 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
You get a chance to wrap
up a project thats been
nagging you. Do it com-
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new tomorrow.
GeMiNi (May 21-June 21)
Today is a 7
Change is in the air, and
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Take the train.
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Today is a 6
Friction today keeps you
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An older person shows you
something you werent
taught in school.
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Today is a 6
Starting today, be respon-
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Talk to yourself if you have
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Today is an 8
Your personal needs take
priority. Tell others exactly
what you want and accept
whatever they ofer.
libra (sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is a 7
It seems like everything
changes today. What you
thought was frmly in place
gives way to something
even more magical.
scorpio (oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 7
Everything seems to be
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The sands shift under your
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Today is a 7
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NEW YORK As his sister
Victoria Gotti began a book tour
like a celebrity author, John Junior
Gotti sat in court, portrayed as a
merciless killer by federal prosecu-
tors who want to show he was far
different from his entrepreneurial
Last week, the government
used its star witness childhood
friend John Alite to convince a
Manhattan jury that Gotti was as
lethal a threat to society as anyone
else in the Gambino crime family
once led by his late father, John Gotti
The testimony marked the first
time in four racketeering trials for
Gotti over the last four years that
the government had produced a
witness who could so dramatically
link Gotti to stabbings, murders and
beatings in the 1980s and 1990s.
Prosecutors seem intent on taking
a shine off the Gotti name that has
resulted in part from his sister, who
was on the Growing Up Gotti TV
reality show and whose book, This
Family of Mine, was published with
a publicity blitz as her brothers trial
began last month.
Limbaugh slotted as judge
for Miss America pageant
America Organization says Rush
Limbaugh will be a judge for the
2010 pageant in Las Vegas.
It will be held at Planet Holly-
wood Resort & Casino on Jan. 30.
Limbaugh will be on the panel
of seven judges that will help
decide who will be crowned Miss
America 2010.
Phantom of the Opera
will reappear in sequel
LONDON Andrew Lloyd
Weber has announced a sequel to
his massively successful Phan-
tom of the Opera that will be set
at Coney Island.
Webers new production,
Love Never Dies, is scheduled to
premiere in London in March of
next year.
The musical picks up a decade
after the originals conclusion,
and has the Phantom trading his
hideout beneath the Paris opera
house for the Brooklyn amuse-
ment park.
Weber said Thursday that he
wanted to produce a sequel
because the conclusion of the
original was too boring.
The new musical will be
staged in New York beginning in
November 2010.
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Hospital sending sexual
assault victims to another
hospital because of a lack of
certified nurses, as had happened
on Sept. 19 to two students, is
unacceptable. Reporting rape and
sexual assault is difficult enough,
and being turned away
by the people who are
supposed to offer help
only further harms the
Memorial Hospital
and the Douglas County District
Attorneys Office are working
together to get more nurses Sexual
Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
certified. In a letter that District
Attorney Charles E. Branson
wrote after the Sept. 19 incident to
Gene Meyer, Lawrence Memorial
Hospital president and CEO,
Branson repeated his offer of
assistance in recruiting nurses as
volunteers for SANE training.
According to the International
Forensic Nursing Certification
Boards Web site, SANE
certification requires nurses
with a minimum of two years of
experience to complete a sexual
assault program. This can be
done through a 40-hour class or
an equivalent three-hour credit
course at an accredited institution.
They must then have supervised
practice as a SANE nurse until
they have proven to be competent.
It is required that the nurses get
recertified every three years.
Janice Early-Weis, Lawrence
Memorial Hospital director of
community relations, said nurses
would have to travel to Tennessee
to take the class, but
the hospital pays for
all travel expenses and
the cost of the class.
With the SANE
certification costing
the nurses nothing,
the questions must be asked as to
why nurses arent getting certified.
Not every person is suited to
do that kind of procedure and
exam, Early-Weis said. Its very
She said that its a very technical
and complex procedure.
Another aspect of the
certification that may turn nurses
away is that they may have to
testify in court.
In his letter to Meyer, Branson
also offered his assistance to
provide courtroom training to
your SANE nurses so that they
would be more confident in
their expectations of what would
happen if they would be called to
testify in court.
Nick Flaucher, Olathe nursing
student, said a lot of nursing
students didnt know about SANE
certification. He said a professor
had never mentioned it in any of
his classes.
Although the University doesnt
offer SANE certification, its
important for professors to let
nursing students know what it is
and how much certified nurses are
Early-Weis said there were
currently six SANE-certified
nurses at Lawrence Memorial
Hospital. Six nurses is not enough
to accommodate the number of
sexual assaults that take place in
The recent attacks have shed
light on a problem that needs to
be fixed immediately. Branson
should be applauded for the
work he has done with Lawrence
Memorial Hospital to get more
nurses certified.
The University should work
to create a course that certifies
nurses, allowing nurses to become
certified in Lawrence. Despite the
obstacles facing nurses who want
to get this training, this important
and much needed certification
should be a priority. Lawrence
Memorial Hospital should not
be forced to turn away victims
because of a lack of certified
Kate Larrabee for
The Kansas Editorial Board.
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unday was national Coming
Out Day. Similar to the Day
of Silence and Gay Pride
Week, most of the attention cen-
ters on lesbians, bisexuals, gays
and transsexuals. But there are
more sexual orientations and
sexual lifestyles than those, and
each one is difficult to reveal in
American society.
With the Mormon compound
scandals, involving religion-
based, underage poly-marriages,
and shows such as Big Love,
polyamorys prominence in the
media is increasing. Even so, its
still in its baby stages compared
to other sexual rights movements.
People may still assume that
polyamory automatically includes
Mormonism and non-consensual,
underage marriages. The truth is,
polyamory is just another sexual
Poly families consist of three
or more people in a committed
relationship sometimes they
all date each other, sometimes
someones girlfriend has her own
girlfriend and so on. Despite the
argument about where polyamory
fits in with swinging (partner-
swapping) and open relationships
(a relationship in which lovers
can form outside romances),
polyamory is a valid form of love,
as are the other two.
Then there is fetishism.
Fetishism is much more in the
public eye than polyamory
bondage is constantly used in
crime dramas but by no means
more accepted.
Many people view fetishism
as a product of mental illness.
But in 1994, the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders IV changed its criteria
so that consensual sadomasoch-
ism a mixing of pain and plea-
sure on its own is not consid-
ered an illness. In order to qualify
as an illness, the manual said,
the fantasies, sexual urges, or
behaviors (must) cause clinically
significant distress or impairment
in social, occupational, or other
important areas of functioning.
Sadomasochism is not uncom-
mon, either. The 1990 Kinsey
Institute New Report on Sex
found that five to ten percent
of the U.S. population engages
in sadomasochism for sexual
pleasure on at least an occasional
basis. Thats not to say that all
fetishists are sadomasochists
more variations of fetishism
exist than is possible to list here.
However, the report does show
that clinical professionals are
starting to view sexual deviants
as not so deviant after all.
Inevitably, questions of moral-
ity come up whenever discussing
non-mainstream sexuality. In my
interactions with members of the
poly communities, Ive definitely
run into unpleasant people, but
no more than I have when hang-
ing around mainstream society.
Fetishists live by a strict motto:
Safe, sane and consensual. I
havent met a group of people
more concerned with the mental
and physical health of their part-
ners than fetishists.
As for polyamory, practitioners
must refrain from triteness and
jealousy for their relationships
to work. The poly families Ive
known have been great communi-
cators. Their children also benefit
from constant adult supervision,
akin to the support a traditional
extended family could provide.
If a child is raised in a home
where the adults are honest, open,
loving and consistently pres-
ent, physically and emotionally,
its not going to matter whether
those adults are monogamous or
polyamorous, Sid Mansfield, a
child and family therapist, said in
an article in the Tucson Weekly.
Theres nothing inherently
wrong about either of these life-
styles, and yet people who follow
them are still unable to come out
for fear of professional and child-
care related repercussions. They
deserve just as much recognition
in their struggles on Coming
Out Day, and they deserve just as
much respect as the rest of us.
Lytton is a Kodiak, Ala.,
senior in creative writing.
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change the way the Federal
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Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS
and the Federal Grad PLUS
loans are administered. This
bill would not eliminate these
federal educational loan pro-
grams. If Congress passes this
act, students will continue to be
awarded Federal Direct Loans as
they are now.
There are some proposed
changes in this bill to the
Federal Perkins Loan program,
but as proposed, the Perkins
Loan Program would continue
to be available under the Federal
Direct Loan Program.
This act would also be ben-
eficial for students in that it
provides $40 billion over 10
years to increase the maximum
Federal Pell Grant to $5,500.
The act would ensure annual
Pell amounts would increase
annually thereafter by the rise in
the Consumer Price Index plus
one percent.
Additionally, the bill proposes
significant simplification of the
Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) to make
the process much easier for
students and their parent(s) to
Brenda Maigaard is the director of the
Ofce of Student Financial Aid.
oming out of the closet
is a defining moment in
every LGBT persons life.
Its more than just the moment
you decide to tell someone you are
LGBT; it includes that moment
and every moment afterward
for the rest of your life. With
coming out, you can find yourself
loved and accepted, rejected and
disowned, or even in physical
Sunday was National Coming
Out Day, an annual holiday
observed every Oct. 11 to bring
more focus to LGBT issues and
awareness. In honor of this holiday,
I would like to share my coming
out story to bring the LGBT world
a bit more into your reality. For
those of you working toward
coming out or already are out,
it is my hope you can find some
comfort in my story. For everyone
else, I hope you find amusement
and a better understanding of what
it means to come out.
Happy Birthday Dad! Im gay!
OK, so my coming out
experience didnt go quite like that,
but you can be assured my fathers
48th birthday was definitely
I was confused about who I
was and suffocating in my ever-
shrinking closet. The people I was
closest to were the very ones I was
petrified to tell. Looking back,
I realize I had nothing to worry
about, but some of the horror
stories of kids getting kicked out
of their homes or ostracized by
their friends had me at near-panic
attack level.
I spent my junior year of high
school building up the courage to
talk to my parents. I was almost
ready to tell them when that fateful
birthday dinner happened. For a
few months prior to this night, I
had spoken with my siblings about
me questioning my sexual identity.
They pressured me to come out
to our parents. Several times they
even tried to out me themselves
as blackmail when wed get into
sibling fights. It never worked, but
it made me more wary about how
my parents and others would react.
Anyway, back to dinner. So were
sitting in a booth waiting for our
meals when my father asked about
the latest in our lives. I started to
respond when my sister blurted
out, Laurens bi! Oh. My. God.
As I sat there wondering if life as I
knew it was going to be the same
ever again, my mother hugged me.
She said how proud she was of me
before turning to my sister and
grounded her for outing me. My
father finished his beer, ordered
another and told me its OK he
loved me for me.
Whew! I know how lucky
I am to have all of my family
supporting me. But many LGBT
people arent so lucky, which is
why coming out is so important.
Finding that strength in oneself
to do something not knowing
what the reaction will be takes a
lot of courage, and the more of
us who come out, the more we
can inspire others to do the same.
Though you may not get the same
reactions I did, know that youre
not alone and that theres plenty of
supportive people around you with
caring hearts.
Bornstein is a Lawrence senior
in womens studies.
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Why does frat food turn to
frat poop so quickly?
n n n
Whenever Im doing my
business in the residence hall
bathroom and somebody
walks in, instead of scaring the
shit out of me, they scare the
shit back in me.
n n n
My grandma just added me
on Facebook. Its terrible.
n n n

I stare at a boy in my
political philosophy
class. Sorry dude, I just
get distracted and stare
n n n

I really should be studying
for my Midterms. Instead Im
earning my Pokmon badges.
n n n
I just lost $133 at Harrahs
Casino while my buddies both
won more than $100. FML.
n n n

I hate when I go to light up
a fat blunt at a party and all of
a sudden everyone becomes
my friend.
n n n
I hate it when people
overdramatize losing their
virginity. Sex, like bacon, is a
good thing that needs little
justifcation to enjoy.
n n n

I woke up with three daisies
and a bar of lavender soap.
Where the hell did I go last
n n n
Apparently you went
somewhere that smells
REALLY good.
n n n

Hannah Montana makes
my world go round.
n n n

Did any one else see that
creeper guy in the tree hut at
the top of 14th Street?
n n n
I wore an Elmo shirt to a
massive party this weekend.
To say the least, the females
loved it.
n n n

Does it ever cross your
mind that I smoke because
Im trying to kill myself slowly?
Yeah, think on that for awhile.
n n n
L-town, You make my world
go round. Im crazy about you!
n n n
Taylor Swift: Was it really
necessary to talk about
Abigails sex life in your music
n n n
Having sex with bacon is my
new goal in life.
n n n
I didnt drink all weekend.
Does that mean I can eat
Chinese food for dinner
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dren out to eat or shop for clothes
its a good thing for the city.
Steve Brunkan, economist of
the Office of Policy and Research
at the Topeka
Department of
Revenue, Hotels
and motels in
Lawrence collect-
ed $76,095 in sales
tax in 2007 for
October. After the
football teams suc-
cessful 2007 season
with its Orange
Bowl Championship, the sales-tax
collections last October went up
to $89,637. The sales-tax collec-
tions for restaurants and drinking
places increased about $50,000,
from $611,480 in October of 2007
to $661,365 in
October of 2008.
Longhurst said
the hotel already
had people look-
ing to book suites
for next year.
Brunkan said
it was hard to
determine exactly
how much money
came through
during Homecoming Weekend
because the numbers were deter-
mined monthly. However, accord-
ing to the sales-tax collections for
hotels, motels, restaurants and
drinking establishments, the num-
bers generally peaked in October
and May because of homecoming
and graduation.
Greg Mann, manager at Quintons
Bar and Deli, 615 Massachusetts
St., said for weekends such as
homecoming, the bar ordered extra
inventory. Debbie Fey, manager at
Free State Brewing Company, 636
Massachusetts St.,
said the homecom-
ing football game
was one of the res-
taurants busiest days
of the year.
H e n d e r s o n
said the Lawrence
Convention and
Visitor Bureau adver-
tised to encour-
age people to shop and dine in
Lawrence to continue the success
of the million dollar weekend.
Andover senior Jamie
Padzenskys father visited Lawrence
this weekend to enjoy the game
and the weekend with
his children.
He loves to come
see the football games
and this happens to
be one that he was
able to see because it
was homecoming,
Padzensky said.
Padzensky lives
close to the stadium,
and tailgated with her
father and brother. Les Padzensky,
her father, said the weekend
involved shopping for tailgating
food as well as eating out several
Les said this weekend would
probably be the only game he
would attend this year.
Edited by Abbey Strusz
homecoming (continued from 1a)
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A foat featuring memebers of the KU Football teamentertains the crowd at the 2009 Homecoming Parade Saturday morning. The parade traveled down a section of Jayhawk Boulevard
before the kickof of the football game at 11:30 a.m.
It helps us tremen-
dously to have that
sales tax incoming ...
Its a good thing for
the city.
NaNcy LoNghurst
Eldridge hotel Manager
... [T]his happens
to be the one that
[my dad] was able
to see because it was
JaMiE PadzENsky
andover senior

Despite finally getting its first
conference victory, the Kansas
soccer team didnt get exactly the
weekend it hoped for. The team
went 1-1 for its first home Big 12
games, defeating Texas Tech 3-2 on
Friday before a frustrating 0-1 loss
to Colorado Sunday.
Kansas now sits at 10th in the
Big 12 standings after its 1-4 start
to conference play. But coach Mark
Francis remained optimistic after
his teams play this weekend.
If we continue to play like that,
were going to win more games
than we lose, he said after Sundays
Colorado game.
The teams play on Friday was
enough to knock off Texas Tech
(8-6-1 overall, 3-2-1 conference),
which came into the game as the
second-ranked team in the Big 12.
It didnt look good for the
Jayhawks after going down 0-1 in
the first half after a goal from Lady
Raider Dawn Ward. But the deficit
only lit a fire under Kansas, which
came out firing in the first minutes
of the second half.
We were all actually pretty
pumped up to get it back and win
the first conference game, fresh-
man forward Whitney Berry said.
Seven minutes into the second
half, Berry scored the equalizer,
drilling a shot from a difficult angle
into the top of the goal. Seven min-
utes later, she added one more off
a cross from junior Caitlin Noble
that bounced around in front of
the goal before Berry put it in
from just a few yards out. Then,
just three minutes later, in the 63rd
minute, Berry played a ball into the
penalty area to freshman Shelby
Williamson, who slotted it into the
goal for the teams third goal in 10
Texas Tech got one back in the
89th minute with a goal from
freshman Connor Williams, but
Kansas still finished with the vic-
tory, breaking its three-game Big
12 losing streak.
Its kind of a relief. Its about
time, said Williamson.
But frustration replaced relief
when the team lost to the top team
in the Big 12, Colorado (7-7 over-
all, 5-2 conference), on Sunday.
The Jayhawks went down 1-0 in
the first half after Colorado fresh-
man Erin Bricker dribbled past the
Kansas defense and finished with a
low shot into the corner of the goal.
The team never recovered.
In the second half we came
out on fire, said senior Monica
Dolinsky. We just got unlucky in
front of the goal.
Unlucky seems a pretty accurate
assessment of the second half, as
Kansas outshot Colorado 14-2 in
the period and hit the crossbar
twice on shots from Berry and
sophomore Emily Cressy.
The team members were frus-
trated after dropping their first
home game of the season, but
Francis stayed positive about his
teams performance nonetheless.
Thats probably the best half of
soccer we played all year, he said
about the second period.
Dolinsky agreed that the play-
ers werent too hard on themselves
after the game.
When you play like we did, you
can tell it feels good, she said.
Even with its 1-4 conference
record, the team still has a 9-4-1
overall record and five games to
play. Francis is keeping his players
focused on their overall goal of
doing well in the postseason.
We can win the next five games,
he said. I think were very capable
of doing that. If we show up and
play like this, we give ourselves a
very good chance of winning.
Kansas goes on the road for
the final time this season to face
Oklahoma on Friday and Baylor
on Sunday.
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In postgame interviews, half
the room talked with liveli-
ness, recounting big situations
and game-changing plays. That
half of the room discussed fallen
records and career-bests from a
productive day.
The other half sat with sul-
len eyes and grim words, reliv-
ing a nightmare that moments
before nearly cost Kansas its Big
12 opener against Iowa State.
Kansas offense turned in its
best performance of the season.
But the most eventful and
thoroughly disappointing twist
on Saturday dealt with a defense
that was stripped and exposed for
all the Big 12 to see. That it came
at the hands of one of the confer-
ences least potent offenses only
made it worse.
Iowa States offense slugged,
pushed and simply dismantled
Kansas defense on Saturday
and the Jayhawks did little to
fight back.
I see whats going on, and
weve got to get this fixed or else
were just going to end up an
average team, senior cornerback
Justin Thornton said. Theres no
way were going to win the Big
12 North or beat some of these
other teams in our league playing
t would be hard not to feel a bit
schizophrenic after watching
Kansas 41-36 victory against
Iowa State.
Unlike the defense, Kansas
offense put forth a virtuoso per-
formance, almost to a man. Todd
Reesing rarely had to use his famed
scrambling ability; instead, he sat
comfortably behind a seamless
offensive line and picked apart
Iowa States defense. On the rare
occasion that Reesing did have to
move, he did so with the frenzied
grace that has become his trade-
mark, finding open receivers for
big gains.
And there were open receivers.
Two of them, Dezmon Briscoe and
Kerry Meier, seemed to be perpetu-
ally open. The two lacerated Iowa
States secondary, Briscoe primar-
ily deep, and Meier more often
underneath. But despite the varied
methods, the success was the same.
Briscoe nabbed 12 passes, only to
be outdone by Meiers 16. Briscoe
also set Kansas all-time record in
receiving yards, but Meier again
came out on top in the game of
one-upsmanship by setting a
school record for career receptions
and receptions in a single game.
Reesing, Meier and Briscoe
are the glamor names on Kansas
offense and for good reason. But
the collective performance of
Kansas offensive line shouldnt
be overlooked on a record-setting
day. Neither should the gutsy effort
from Toben Opurum, who showed
impossible polish in the passing
game for a freshman.
Defensive weaknesses exposed
Iowa St.
Team trumps Texas Tech, beat by Bufalos
disappointing display
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Senior cornerback Justin Thornton misses a tackle on Iowa State running back Alexander Robinson. Kansas gave up 512 total yards of ofense against the Cyclones during Saturday's game.
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Freshman midfelder Whitney Berry watches her shot sail into the net for a second half
goal against Texas Tech Friday afternoon. The Jayhawks scored three straight goals to overcome
an early 1-0 defcit to beat the Red Raiders 3-2.
n Senior Shannon McCabe,
last years co-leading scorer
for Kansas, played for the frst
time since the second game
of the season on Friday after
sitting out with a knee injury.
McCabe came on as a substi-
tute in both games, playing
31 minutes against Texas
Tech and 37 against Colorado.
Coach Francis said McCabe
was still working to improve
her ftness level to play more.
n Redshirt freshman Kat
Liebetrau started in goal for
Kansas in both games this
weekend. Liebetrau started
the frst fve games of the sea-
son before losing the starting
spot to senior Julie Hanley for
the next eight games. She had
six saves against Texas Tech
and one against Colorado.
n Freshman Shelby William-
son tied redshirt sophomore
Emily Cressy for most goals
scored on the team with her
game-winner against Texas
Tech. Williamson now has
six goals on the season, and
the team record for goals by
a freshmen is eight, held by
both Cressy and Rachel Gilfl-
lan, who had eight in 2001.
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terson at twitter.
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writer Jayson
Jenks at twitter.
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With Kansas victory
against Iowa State so split
the ofense played
great, the defense strug-
gled The Kansan will
spend two days analyzing
the Jayhawks conference
opener. Today focuses on
the defenses shaky perfor-
mance. Tomorrow will look
at a record-breaking outing
by the ofense.
Saturdays conference opener against Iowa State sheds light on Kansas problem areas
o the U.S. soccer team quali-
fied for the World Cup this
weekend, although without
Twitter or the Web you wouldnt
know it.
Saturdays clinching of the
World Cup berth was only avail-
able on closed-circuit television
in select establishments Im
unsure whether any Lawrence
bars had this.
It was, as Sports Illustrateds
Grant Wahl worded it, a throw-
back to the 1980s and a step
backward for the sport.
That said, it was an opportunity
for Wahl, who was born in this
writers hometown of Mission, to
cover the hell out of the game on
the Web, meet Honduras interim
president and later get robbed at
gunpoint in broad daylight.
In an effort to gauge the impor-
tance of Honduras push for a
World Cup berth, Wahl traversed
between towns for a variety of
takes from a variety of people
one included a clown that said
that he clowns at birthday parties,
Christmas celebrations and even
One such trip took Wahl to the
embassy district of Tegucigalpa,
where deposed president Manuel
Zelaya rested in the Brazilian
embassy. After interviewing a few
of the many heavily armed police
officers near the embassy, Wahl
walked back to his car, parked a
few blocks away and not far from
the U.S. embassy, and encountered
a 20-something male who ran up
from behind, pulled a gun and
threatened to kill Wahl if he didnt
turn over his belongings.
The robber made off with
Wahls wallet and iPhone, but
thankfully the writer made off
with his safety.
But I did survive, chas-
tened and a bit embarrassed,
Wahl wrote. Interim president
Micheletti apologized for the rob-
bery and said that it no doubt was
a Zelaya supporter.
Check out Wahls blog on as well as his coverage of
what became a thrilling 3-2 U.S.
More recoMMended
Also be sure to check out one
of the finest sports writers alive
today, Wright Thompson, and his
excellent piece that is currently
(and criminally) buried on ESPN.
com. I think if you go to the site,
then click on the MLB link and
weed through the three slides
of main stories youll access his
Outside The Lines essay titled
Seats of Gold.
Thompson purchases one of
Yankee Stadiums $1,200 Legends
Suite seats. You can feel the
conflicted feelings Thompson
encounter when his ticket
which ridiculously is not an actual
ticket, but an 8-by-11 computer
print-out grants him complete
access to complimentary port
wine-glazed hanger steak with the
sauvignon glaze reduction and
a crispy pork belly Brie potato
bake, among other delicacies.
Additionally, Thompson details
perfectly his sitting and eating
peanuts while sipping on Dom
Of course, therein lies the
irony of a populist rant against
a place that keeps people out,
Thompson writes. Do I approve
of Augusta Nationals policies? No.
Would I accept a membership?
You bet your ass.
This is far from a Travel Channel-
esque depiction of the posh locale.
Far from it. Thompson goes to
great pains to illustrate the absur-
dity of the seats and how the
push for more, more, more has
even squeezed for the last time
the great-grandchild of what was
once one of the nations five rich-
est men.
Its dense reading but its also
one of the finest sports stories
written this year. Be sure to keep
an eye out for this stat, a stat that
Thompson is compelled to repeat:
75 percent of families can never
afford to attend a live pro sporting
VraBeL MoneY again
Lost in the depressing, mud-
dled mess that was the Kansas
City Chiefs collapse and eventual
overtime defeat Sunday was the
continuation of a historical streak
by offseason-acquisition Mike
Early in the first quarter, Vrabel
a linebacker hauled in a
1-yard pass for a touchdown on
third and goal to make his career
totals in the end zone 11-for-11
on passes thrown his way.
You may recall the 13-year
veterans postseason grabs with
the New England Patriots, but
what makes his 11th touchdown
on Sunday all the more incredible
is the inability of Dallas defense
to stop him. How the hell does
this man get open when hes on
the field? You know the inten-
tion. Why not take him out of the
This brings to mind a former
Chiefs defensive player doing the
same a few years ago. Anyone
hoping to get their YouTube on
and, for that matter, any Chiefs
fan hoping to continue his or her
downtrodden mood ought
to seek Jared Allens touchdown
catch from 2007. And then watch
any Vikings game these days and
remind yourselves that the Allen
trade was the worst Chiefs trans-
action in recent years ... perhaps
of all time.
Edited by Amanda Thompson
sports 2B
Womens golf:
NMSU Prices
Give Em Five
Invitational, All
Day, Las Cruces,
Womens golf:
NMSU Prices
Give Em Five
Invitational, All
Day, Las Cruces,
vs. Texas,
6:30 p.m.
Womens golf:
NMSU Prices
Give Em Five
Invitational, All
Day, Las Cruces,
No Events Scheduled
Big 12 Relays, 9
a.m., Columbia,
vs. Oklahoma, 7
cross country:
Invitational, 11
a.m.,Terre Taute,
at Kansas State,
1 p.m.
at Colorado, 6
at Baylor, 1 p.m.
ThiS Week
in kanSaS
QUoTe oF The daY
When they treat you bad,
you just got to take care of
your pride, no matter what.
Satchel Paige
World Cup qualifcation ignored
Morning BreW
FacT oF The daY
At 5-0, Kansas is one of nine
undefeated football teams

Kansas Athletics
TriVia oF The daY
Q: What are the other eight
undefeated Football Bowl
Subdivision teams?
a: Florida, Alabama, Texas,
Boise State, Cincinnati, Iowa,
TCU, South Florida.
Associated Press
monday, october 12, 2009
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Alabamas steady rise in the
rankings has left the Crimson Tide
with a clear view of No. 1 Florida.
Alabama jumped Texas into
second place behind top-ranked
Florida in the AP Top 25 on
Sunday, giving the Southeastern
Conference the Nos. 1 and 2 teams
in the country.
The Crimson Tide moved up one
spot after rolling over Mississippi
22-3. Texas, which had been No.
2 all season, slipped a spot after
sputtering early in a 38-14 victory
against Colorado.
The Gators and Tim Tebow beat
LSU 13-3. They have been an over-
whelming No. 1 since the pre-
season, but support for Alabama
has steadily grown.
Florida received 50 of 60 first-
place votes from the media panel,
a season low. The Crimson Tide
received 10 first-place votes, up
from five last week.
Its the second time in the past
two seasons that Alabama and
Florida have held the top two
spots in the rankings. Last year, the
Crimson Tide was No. 1 and the
Gators No. 2 for two weeks before
they played in the SEC title game.
Texas, for the first time this
season, did not receive a first-place
vote. The Longhorns might be able
to get some support back by beat-
ing No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday
in the Red River Rivalry.
No. 4 Virginia Tech, No. 5 Boise
State and No. 6 Southern California
each moved up one spot.
In the battle for Ohio, Ohio
State moved up to No. 7 and ahead
of No. 8 Cincinnati after a 31-13
victory over previously unbeaten
In the USA Today coaches poll,
Florida is No. 1, Texas is No. 2 and
Alabama is No. 3. In the Harris
Poll, the top three is the same as
the AP poll. The coaches poll and
Harris poll are used in the BCS
standings, which will be released
next week for the first time this
coLLege FooTBaLL
Floridas No. 1 ranking in jeopardy
Tiger Woods leads U.S.
to win Presidents Cup
Woods provided a ftting
conclusion Sunday to a perfect
week at the Presidents Cup,
for him and an American team
that remains perfect at home.
With a fop shot out of the
trees to set up one last birdie,
Woods won the point that
clinched the cup and made
him only the third player in the
Presidents Cup to win all fve
His 6-and-5 victory over
Y.E. Yang was a tiny token of
revenge for Woods blowing a
fnal-round lead to him in the
PGA Championship this sum-
mer. Even so, it was the frst
time in either the Presidents
Cup or Ryder Cup that Woods
earned the decisive point.
And he didnt even know it.
Oh, perfect,Woods said,
an apt choice of words. All I
knew was I was trying to get
my point, and I was 5 up trying
to make it 6.
Phil Mickelson wrapped up
another anticlimactic fnish
with a 7-foot birdie putt for
a 2-and-1 victory over Retief
Goosen, leaving Lefty unbeat-
en (4-0-1) in the Presidents
Cup for the second time in the
last three contests.
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The Kansas volleyball team was
swept for the third-straight match
as Kansas lost to No. 14 Iowa State
0-3 this weekend.
Kansas is a good team, but it
looked amateurish against Iowa
State, sophomore setter Nicole
Tate said.
They are tough, but tonight we
got outcoached,
outworked and
outplayed, and
thats our own
fault, Tate said.
We need to find
a way to turn this
Iowa State had
its way at the nets
and racked up
13 blocks while
Kansas only had two. The pow-
erful blocking kept Kansas from
being able to get into an offensive
rhythm, coach Ray Bechard said.
Kansas fell to 9-7 (2-5) while
Iowa State improved to 14-3 (6-2).
Kansas also helped Iowa States
good blocking with poor hitting
by Kansas junior outside hitter
Jenna Kaiser.
When we swing lower than we
have all season, then we are going
to make a team look
good, Kaiser said.
Kansas didnt have
a player with dou-
ble-digit kills for the
first time this season,
while junior libero
Melissa Manda was
the only Kansas play-
er with double-digit
digs with 16.
Iowa State came
out strong in the first set, scoring
seven in a row early and block-
ing six hits to build a strong lead.
Kansas could never find an answer
and lost the first set 18-25.
The second set started out even,
but a 6-1 run in the middle of
the set gave Iowa State an edge
that Kansas could not overcome.
Kansas kept a sluggish pace to lose
the set 16-25.
After being down 0-2, the drive
to win slowly went away during
the third set, Tate said. Even after
starting the third set even, Iowa
State led during most of the set
and Kansas lost 17-25.
Kansas will face its third-
straight ranked opponent as
it plays host to undefeated No.
2 Texas this Wednesday at the
Horejsi Family Athletic Center.
Kansas cant let its losses linger if
it wants to stay competitive in the
Big 12, Bechard said.
There is not one moment
where you can doubt yourself in
this league or take a step sideways
or back, Bechard said. You can
only look ahead at whats in front
of us.
Edited by Alicia Banister
Kansas sets season lows in third-straight match loss
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Big Jay lays out on the sidelines, taking pictures of the homecoming game with a Kansan photographers camera. Kansas has celebrated
homecoming since 1912, when it beat Missouri.
There is not one mo-
ment where you can
doubt yourself in this
league or take a step
sideways or back.
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Austin looked nothing like a
backup making his first career
Stepping in for injured wide
receiver Roy Williams, Austin
caught 10 passes for a franchise-
record 250 yards and scored the
winning touchdown in overtime
of the Cowboys 26-20 victory
Sunday over the winless Kansas
City Chiefs.
In dooming the Chiefs to their
28th loss in 30 games, Austin
erased the record of 246 yards that
Hall of Famer Bullet Bob Hayes
set against Washington almost 39
years ago.
Its a feeling thats unbeliev-
able, he said. Its amazing. I
never seen that coming today. I
was ready today, but you never
expect a huge game like that.
Austins tackle-breaking 59-yard
catch-and-run from Tony Romo
gave the mistake-prone Cowboys
a 20-13 lead over the Chiefs with
2:16 left. Then after Matt Cassels
16-yard TD pass to Dwayne Bowe
tied it 20-20 with 24 seconds to go
in regulation, Austin got free on
a 60-yard scoring play on Dallas
second possession in overtime.
Each time, he broke the tackle
of cornerback Maurice Leggett.
Its very frustrating, Leggett
said. But we also have to focus on
the bigger stuff so we can get bet-
ter each and every day. Dont take
big jumps and focus on getting 2
percent better every day.
Kansas City (0-5) is winless for
315 days and has lost eight in a
row at Arrowhead Stadium, where
the Chiefs were nearly invincible
during the 1990s.
I thought the guys fought hard
in all phases, said coach Todd
Haley. I know the guys are hurt-
Austin is the third Cowboys
receiver when Williams is healthy.
But he was unstoppable against
the Chiefs, who led most of the
game but couldnt take advantage
of the many opportunities the
Cowboys kept handing them.
I just wanted to show people
Im ready to play. I wanted to
show my teammates that I want
to contribute as much as I can, he
said. I was able to do that.
Dallas (3-2) was penalized 13
times for 90 yards and Romo over-
threw several open receivers. Other
passes were dropped. Dallas also
muffed a punt and missed a field
goal attempt.
Our guys fought the whole
game but we didnt do all the right
things, said coach Wade Phillips.
There are things we need to work
on, but the bottom line is winning
and guys coming through.
So has Austin cracked the start-
ing lineup?
We are going to try and keep
him playing, Phillips said. There
is no doubt about that.
Late in the fourth quarter,
Austin caught Romos pass, broke
loose from tackles by Leggett and
safety Mike Brown, and sped 59
yards to give the Cowboys their
first lead of the day.
Then Cassel swept the Chiefs
down the field, hitting Bowe in
the end zone on fourth-and-7.
Ryan Succop, who had a 53-yard
field goal attempt blocked by Jay
Ratliff right before Dallas last TD
in regulation, kicked the extra
point for the tie.
Romo was 20 for 34 for 351
yards and two TDs. Cassel, still
winless since being traded from
New England, was 23 for 41 for
263 yards.
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Thornton, speaking from a frus-
trated heart, nailed the defenses
current situation.
The weather was cold and windy
and usually those winterish condi-
tions tend to tilt the scale in favor
of the defenses. Not Saturday, when
neither the dropping temperatures
nor gusts of wind could help Kansas
defense stop Iowa States attack.
The Cyclones opened the game
with a touchdown and continued
scoring even after the Jayhawks
seemed to grab hold of the game
with a 20-12 halftime lead. Iowa
State outscored
Kansas 18-7 in
the third quarter,
wrestling the lead
away on multiple
To play defense
here the way we
always talk about
it is you cant be
successful here
without that good,
tough mental edge, coach Mark
Mangino said. I think some kids
on the defense have it, but not all of
them do. And I think some of them
were exposed today. I knew in April
they were going to be exposed
you all found out today.
Mangino made it clear that he
wasnt tossing the defense under the
bus, but he also never attempted to
downplay the disappointing nature
of Kansas performance.
Shortly after the game, Mangino
addressed the issues surrounding
Kansas defense, and his analysis
placed blame onto his own shoul-
I really believe that maybe as a
coach I need to get things simpli-
fied a little bit, Mangino said. We
may just have a little too much.
My philosophy has always been Id
rather have less and be good funda-
mentally than have more and just be
ragged fundamentally.
Even the best fundamental
teachers sometimes get caught up
in the scheme business because it
really looks good on the board. And
I have to understand that whats
great on the board may not be great
for our players.
Whatever the case, Kansas easily
played its worst defensive game of
the season.
The Jayhawks missed tackles,
routinely allowed open receivers
down the field and took a beating
from Iowa States running attack.
Plus, Mangino and his players said
many mistakes were simply funda-
mental, such as missed assignments
and improper alignments.
For a unit attempting to shed a
label of liability that carried over
fromlast seasons defense, Saturdays
game marked a giant step back-
Regardless of what it is, you cant
let that happen, Thornton said.
Even if you havent seen it before,
you have to be able to adjust on
the go and get things taken care of
during the game. Theres no excuse
for letting them do what they did
to us.
Added sophomore cornerback
Ryan Murphy: We werent getting
off blocks. We werent
making tackles. We
really just werent mak-
ing plays.
And, surprisingly,
the game literally was
decided in the final
With Iowa State fac-
ing fourth and nine
from Kansas 31-yard
line, the Jayhawks
blitzed, leaving their defensive backs
in man coverage.
Iowa State quarterback Austen
Arnaud scrambled away from
defenders, lobbing a deep pass down
the middle of the field that fell a few
feet beyond the outstretched arms
of a wide-open Darius Darks.
When he launched that ball in
the air and you take a peek and
see the guy running wide open in
the end zone, your heart definitely
drops, Thornton said. Just a few
yards and we could have easily been
sitting here disappointed.
Still, the unanimous consen-
sus from Kansas defense revolved
around a simple theme.
Sure, the Jayhawks were pleased
to escape an early-season scare. But
the unit revealed new holes and
uncertainties that must be fixed.
Somebody not long ago asked
me about this team compared to
the 2007 team, Mangino said. On
offense, its a fair comparison. But I
told you that you couldnt make a
complete comparison because we
had to mature in some areas. And
obviously you see where we need
to mature.
Edited by Amanda Thompson
Coach Mark Mangino on the combination of
Reesing, Briscoe and Meier: Imnot one to go out
on a limb or anything, but Id be hard-pressed to
think that there is a better pitching and catching
unit in the country than those guys. I dont watch
everybody and I dont knowwhat goes on across
the country, but Id be hard-pressed to say that there
is one better than them.
Kansas 41, iowa state 36 5B monday, october 12, 2009 Kansas 41, iowa state 36
4B monday, october 12, 2009
6 | 14 | 7 | 14 41 Kansas
6 | 6 | 18 | 6 36 Iowa State
Kansas Passing
Kansas Rushing
Player C/ATT Yards Avg TD Int
Todd Reesing 37/49 442 9.0 4 1
Totals 37/49 442 9.0 4 1
kansas football REWInD
Date Opponent Result/Time
9/5 Northern Colorado W, 49-3
09/12 at UTEP W, 34-7
09/19 vs. Duke W, 44-16
09/26 vs. Southern Miss W, 35-28
10/10 vs. Iowa State W, 41-36
10/17 at Colorado 6 p.m.
10/24 vs. Oklahoma TBA
10/31 at Texas Tech TBA
11/07 at Kansas State TBA
11/14 vs. Nebraska TBA
11/21 at Texas TBA
11/28 vs. Missouri TBA
12/05 Big 12 Championship TBA
Jayhawk Stat Leaders
Rushing Passing Receiving
186 yds
Todd Reesing
442 yds
Toben Opurum
98 yds
Quote of the Game
Game Balls
Delay of Games
Play of the Game
Player CAR Yards Avg TD Lg
Toben Opurum 24 98 4.1 1 12
Todd Reesing 5 12 2.4 1 8
Totals 31 109 3.5 2 12
Kansas Receiving
Kansas Kick Returns
Player REC Yards Avg TD Lg
Dezmon Briscoe 12 186 15.5 2 46
Kerry Meier 16 142 8.9 2 21
Tim Biere 3 53 17.7 0 19
Johnathan Wilson 2 26 13.0 0 19
BradleyMcDougald 2 18 9.0 0 10
Toben Opurum 2 17 8.5 0 10
Totals 37 442 11.9 4 46
Player No. Yards Avg TD
Bradley McDougald 4 79 19.8 0
Dezmon Briscoe 3 47 15.7 0
Team 7 126 18.0 0
Kansas Punt Returns
Team 0 0 0 0
Kansas Kicking
Jacob Branstetter 0/0 0.0 5/6 5
Team 0/0 0.0 5/6 5
Kansas Punting
Player TOT YDS TB -20 LG
Alonso Rojas 4 137 0 1 51
Team 4 137 0 1 51
Iowa State Rushing
CAR Yards Avg TD LG
Team 43 219 5.1 3 22
Iowa State Receiving
REC Yards Avg TD Lg
Team 23 293 11.7 2 54
Iowa State Passing
C/ATT Yards Avg TD Int
Team 25/40 293 7.3 2 0
Iowa State Kick Returns
NO Yards Avg Lg
Team 7 138 19.7 28
Iowa State Punt Returns
NO Yards Avg Lg
Team 1 12 12.0 12
Iowa State Kicking
FG PCT Long XP Pts
Team 1/1 100.0 0 1/3 4
Iowa State Punting
Tot Yards TB -20 LG
Team 3 125 1 0 61
Mark Mangino said he
thought the offensive lines pass
protection Saturday was the
best he had ever been associ-
ated with.
Todd Reesing said his gaudy
passing yardage totals were a
tribute to the offensive lines
efforts. He also said it was the
most consistent pass protection
he has had in his three years as
starting quarterback.
But left guard Brad Thorson
said he hated the attention.
After Kansas 41-36 victory
against Iowa State, Thorson
said the offensive line would
rather see the spotlight back on
Reesing, Kerry Meier and Toben
Thorson cited the units con-
sistency all game, and it would
be hard to argue with him.
Opurum rushed for 98 yards
and Reesing threw 49 times
without being sacked.
The offensive lines solid pass
protection also allowed Reesing
to stay in the pocket longer
instead of scrambling. Reesing
said his internal clock went off
a few times, but then he looked
in front of him and saw that
the linemen were still holding
their blocks.
Any time you have protection
like that and you have receivers
that are as good as I have, its
easy to find guys that are open,
Reesing said.
T h o r s o n
said the offen-
sive lines lives
were a lot easier
when Reesing
stayed between
the tackles.
We like it
when Todd
stays in the
pocket, but
theres no reason to say we mind
it when he leaves because he
makes plays, Thorson said.
Mangino and Thorson also
spoke highly of freshman Toben
Opurums ability to pick up
blitzers and help in pass protec-
The offensive line would
love to take the full credit for it,
but we got a sixth guy helping
us out there, Thorson said. He
did an amazing job all game.
Opurum delivered a few
punishing blows on linebackers
running free on blitzes. He said
he liked sending a message as a
blocker and that a good block
could discourage blitzers from
coming as hard the next time.
You cant show that youre
intimidated, Opurum said. I
think if you deliver the blow
instead of taking it, it leaves
them intimidated also.
Thorson said
Opurum some-
times even took on
more responsibil-
ity than he should
and saw things you
might not expect a
freshman to see.
Without him, I
dont know if we
would have been
able to achieve as
much as we did on offense,
Thorson said.
Despite a nearly perfect game
in terms of pass protection,
Thorson said the offensive line
wouldnt be satisfied with its
This isnt where we want to
stop. We want to continue to get
better, Thorson said. Hopefully
every game is as good as what
we just had.
Edited by Betsy Cutclif
3. Dezmon Briscoe. Briscoe had impressive numbers: 12 catches
for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Briscoe also became Kansas career
leader in receiving yards.
2. Kerry Meier: Working mostly underneath Iowa States defense,
Meier hauled in a school-record 16 passes for 142 yards and two touch-
downs. Those numbers alone tell the story.
1. Todd Reesing and the ofensive line: After the frst quarter,
much of Kansas ofensive workload fell onto Reesing. He delivered,
piling up a career-high 442 yards and four touchdowns. Much of his
success can be attributed to the work of the ofensive line, who consis-
tently allowed Reesing plenty of time to throwthe ball.
3. Maxwell Onyegbule. Onyegbule recorded four tackles but he
wasnt disruptive. He had zero tackles for a loss and wasnt much of a
factor in the game.
2. Daymond Patterson: Through four games, Patterson was Kansas
best corner back. But he sure didnt play that way on Saturday. Pat-
terson was burned for a jump-ball touchdown, while also surrendering
another deep pass down the sideline.
1. The defense as a whole: In Kansas four nonconference games,
the defense appeared to take strides fromlast seasons unit. If so, the
Jayhawks took another big step backward on Saturday. Kansas never
generated stops and Iowa State moved the ball with ease.
Trailing Iowa State by three in the third quarter, senior quarterback
Todd Reesing found a popular target to recapture the lead. With plenty
of time to throw, Reesing fred a deep pass down the middle of the
feld to junior wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe, who was working against
Leanord Johnson in single coverage. At the goal line, Briscoe shed
Johnson to make a diving catch for a 46-yard touchdown.
Kansas survived, keeping its Big 12 North title chances intact. Sure,
the Jayhawks failed to put the Cyclones away until the fnal two min-
utes. But, at the very least, Kansas buckled down just enough to survive
an upset something many other teams havent been able to avoid
this season.

Where to begin? Kansas struggled fromthe beginning, allowing a
lesser Iowa State teamto remain in the game. The most alarming trend,
though, was the play of the defense, who struggled for the second
consecutive game. For the frst time all season, the Jayhawks couldnt
stop the run or the pass.

Simply put, no. The defensive line didnt stop Iowa State running
back Alexander Robinson, who gashed the defense for 152 yards. And
the line didnt put much pressure on Iowa State quarterback Austin
Arnaud, who completed 25-of-40 attempts for 293 yards.

The ofense is as good as ever. Not that many people were question-
ing the Jayhawks, but Reesing and the rest of the ofense certainly
played their best game of the season. The ofensive line played fantas-
tically and the Jayhawks were productive throughout the game.

The secondary: The unit didnt make many plays on the ball, often
letting Iowa State receivers fnd openings. Even on the Cyclones fnal
play, the Jayhawks allowed wide receiver Darius Darks to run uncon-
tested down the feld. Only a slightly overthrown pass kept the Kansas
victory intact.

Colorado hasnt played well this season on defense or ofense. Still,
Boulder is a tough place for teams to play. Oklahoma lost there two
years ago. Kansas must improve on defense to improve to 6-0.

Original prediction: Kansas 49, Iowa State 13. Actual score: Kansas
41, Iowa State 36. Theres one way to sumup this prediction: just plain
awful. It couldnt have been more wrong.

Saturday revealed the two sides of Kansas football team: the highly
productive ofense and the shaky defense. Sure, the Jayhawks played
well on ofense, but its hard not to dwell on the defenses less-than-
mediocre performance. Thats not a good sign at the beginning of
conference play.
Jayson Jenks
Mangino: Sharp
still day-to-day
After Saturdays game,
coach Mark Mangino contin-
ued to label senior running
back Jake Sharps availability
as day-to-day.
Sharp didnt play against
Iowa State because of an
undisclosed injury sufered
during practice in the week
leading up to Kansas game
against Duke on Sept. 19.
Sharp hasnt played a full
game since rushing for 104
yards against UTEP on Sept
Were kind of going day-to-
day with him. We just dont
know, Mangino said. Were
hopeful that hell be ready
for Colorado, but our medical
staf said that theyre not in
the position to say that be-
cause the healing process for
him is not moving rapidly.

Kansas slides in
latest AP poll
Kansas dropped one spot
to 17th in this weeks Associ-
ated Press poll, while remain-
ing at 15th in the USAToday/
Coaches poll.
Kansas is 5-0 this season,
one of just nine undefeated
teams in the country.
Jayson Jenks
It would be cliche to say that a
quarterback needs his offensive
line to block well in order to per-
formhis best cliche, but also
true. Similarly, Reesing couldnt
have found Meier and Briscoe as
often as he did without Opurums
Unfortunately, the defense was
a perfectly terrifying Mr. Hyde to
the offenses brilliant Dr. Jekyll.
It goes without saying that Iowa
State is not the best offense Kansas
will face during the remainder
of the season. But youd hardly
have guessed as much following
Saturdays game.
Behind a physically domi-
nant offensive line, Alexander
Robinson gashed the Jayhawks.
The Iowa State running back
carried the ball 27 times for 152
yards, scoring twice. Quarterback
Austen Arnaud added 69 rushing
yards and one score, much of that
coming when scrambling.
Which is not to say that
Arnaud had too much trouble
finding open receivers most of
the time. Gaping holes in Kansas
zone ensured that he could usually
find a man running free. When
Kansas opted for man defense, as
it did on Iowa States final play,
Arnaud nearly connected with
a wide-open Darius Darks on
what may well have been a game-
winning score. That the ball sailed
past Darks outstretched fingers
shouldnt offer much comfort
to Jayhawk fans, and it probably
The potentially good news is
that coach Mangino claims to
know what the defenses problems
are. He cites an overabundance of
complicated schemes and a lack
of sound fundamentals. In theory,
lessening one should decrease the
other, leading to a better defense.
But in practice?
The answer to that question
could very well decide how the
rest of the season goes for Kansas.
The offense, almost certainly, will
continue to light up scoreboards
around the Big 12. But for Kansas
to achieve results on par with its
expectations, the defense needs to
stop opposing teams fromdoing
Edited by Amanda Thompson
Ryan Waggoner/kansan
senior wide receiver Dezmon briscoe celebrates a touchdown catch with a teammate. Briscoe caught 12 passes for a team-high 186 receiving yards to go along with two touchdowns.
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sophomore nickel back ryan Murphy breaks up a pass along the sideline during the frst half
against Iowa State. Murphy had four tackles and a sack in the Jayhawks 41-36 victory against the
Weston White/kansan
senior receiver kerry Meier breaks free of an Iowa State linebacker. Meier set a school record with 16 receptions for 142 yards and two
touchdowns Saturday against the Cyclones. Kansas won 41-36 and will play Colorado in Boulder this Saturday.
Ofensive pass protection best yet
Reesing attributes passing yardage totals to strong blockers
writer Clark Goble
football (cOntinued frOm 1B)
ColuMn (cOntinued frOm 1B)
Any time you have...
receivers that are as
good as I have, it's
easy to fnd guys that
are open .
I really believe that
maybe as a coach I
need to get things
simplifed a little bit.
Kansas coach
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ST. LOUIS Unemployed
in August and a star for the Los
Angeles Dodgers in October: Once
Vicente Padilla got out of the first
inning, he slammed the door on
the St. Louis Cardinals season.
The second-chance pitcher kept
Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday
quiet in a 5-1 victory Saturday
night that gave Los Angeles a sec-
ond straight trip to the National
League championship series.
Anytime you win a series its
good, Casey Blake said. But to
sweep the Cardinals, it just doesnt
happen. I would have never guessed
we would have swept them.
The Dodgers got their sweep in
a series that will be remembered
most for Hollidays pivotal dropped
fly ball with two outs in the ninth
inning of Game 2.
Andre Ethier missed the cycle by
a single, Manny Ramirez had three
hits and two RBIs and the Dodgers
didnt need another St. Louis field-
ing blunder to sweep their divi-
sion series opponent for a second
straight season. Los Angeles scored
all five runs with two outs.
Closer Jonathan Broxton struck
out Rick Ankiel for the last out
and pumped his fist as the Dodgers
ran out to the mound to cele-
brate becoming the first team to
advance to the championship
series. They await the winner of
the Philadelphia-Colorado series
that is even at a game apiece. The
Phillies beat Los Angeles in the
NLSC last season in five games.
Pujols and Holliday were a com-
bined 2 for 8 with a late RBI for the
Cardinals, who never recharged
after becoming the first National
League team to clinch a division
title. Counting the postseason St.
Louis was 1-9 after wrapping up
the NL Central, and was swept for
the first time in the division series
or NLCS play and only for the third
time overall in the postseason.
Pujols, 3 for 10 with an RBI and
no extra-base hits in the series, left
Busch Stadium without speaking
to reporters. Holliday was 2 for 12
with a solo homer.
We had some good at-bats here
or there but as far as stringing any-
thing together we had a hard time,
Holliday said.
Padilla, designated for assign-
ment by the Rangers in early August,
was 4-0 the final month with the
Dodgers before shutting down the
Cardinals on four hits over seven
innings in his first career postsea-
son appearance. After escaping a
bases-loaded jam in the first inning
he was dominant, retiring 19 of 21
hitters against a team he last faced
in 2003.
Big lineup, Padilla said through
an interpreter. I just tried to make
the pitches that I knew I was capa-
ble of throwing.
The Dodgers were already up
3-0 in the third inning when starter
Joel Pineiro dropped Pujols sim-
ple toss at first for an error on
James Loneys grounder for the
Holliday got a standing ovation
from a sellout crowd of 47,296
before his first at-bat with two men
on and one out in the first. Then he
tapped out to the mound.
Over and over, he said he was
touched by the ovation. Even if it
was a recruiting pitch for a player
headed for free agency.
Whatever it was, Im apprecia-
tive of it, Holliday said. Obviously
that was a hard pill for me to swal-
low, that ball. To get that kind of
acknowledgment, Im very appre-
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Joel Pineiro sits alone in the dugout during the ffth in-
ning after being pulled out of Game three of the National League division baseball series against
the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday in St. Louis.
Dodgers sweep Cardinals behind pitching gem
sports 7b MONday, OctOber 12, 2009
The Kansas swimming and div-
ing team fought through fatigue
and competed well at its intrasquad
meet Friday.
I thought we did really well,
freshman Brooke Brull said, espe-
cially since we were all pretty tired
and worn out.
The team recently finished up
a six-week boot camp of intense
training, and was still feeling the
effects of the intensive training.
It was a difficult week, coach
Clark Campbell said. We just
switched over to a new practice
The meet included both Crimson
and Blue squads, which enhanced
the competition and provided the
spark for a few notable individ-
ual performances that impressed
Campbell. At the end of the day, the
Blue squad defeated the Crimson
squad by 20 points.
We got really competitive and
pushed each other, freshman
swimmer Rebecca Swank said.
Campbell said he was impressed
that Brull, a Blue squad member,
finished third overall in both the
200-yard and 500-yard freestyle
events in only her second colle-
giate meet. She won her heat in
the 200-yard fly after building a
comfortable lead in the first lap and
finished strongly to earn a time of
Swank led the way for the
Crimson team and was also praised
by Campbell. Swank paced herself
well throughout the 1,000-yard and
500-yard freestyle events and stra-
tegically made her moves to take
first in both with times of 10:31.41
and 5:09.64, respectively.
In distance events, you have to
think about going out fast and stay-
ing strong the whole race, Swank
Also aiding the Blue squad in
garnering a 130110 victory against
the Crimson squad was junior
swimmer Iuliia Kuzhil. Kuzhil won
first place in the 50-yard freestyle
as she used a strong turn to win
by a full body length with a time
of 24.39. She also earned first in
one of her strongest events, the
100-yard backstroke, with a time
of 56.17.
To help keep the team focused,
despite its fatigue, Campbell briefly
coached each individual swimmer
after their race
Sophomore swimmer Shannon
Garlie took advantage of this short
coaching period. After swim-
ming in the 1,000-yard freestyle,
Campbell told her that she need-
ed to be more aggressive. Garley
learned from this mistake and
nearly stole first from Swank in the
500-yard freestyle.
Senior diver and team captain
Meghan Proehl won both the
1-meter and 3-meter diving events
for the Blue squad.
The Kansas swimming and div-
ing team will next compete at the
Big 12 relays Friday beginning at 9
a.m. in Columbia, Mo.
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Junior swimmer Iuliia Kuzhil competes in the mixed 100-yard individual medley during the alumni swimmeet at Robinson Natatorium
Sept. 19. At Fridays intrasquad meet, Kuzhil took frst in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.39.
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It took three quarters, but
Nebraskas offense finally showed
Down 12 points in the fourth
quarter, two interceptions helped
Nebraska score 20 points in a little
more than three minutes. The team
cruised to a 27-12 victory.
Missouri quarterback Blaine
Gabbert entered the game ranked
fourth nationally in passing effi-
ciency, but finished the game with
just 134 passing yards, no touch-
downs and two interceptions.
In a steady downpour, the first
half was pretty sloppy. The teams
combined for 11 punts, nine pen-
alties and six fumbles in the first
half alone. Nebraska muffed three
Nebraska wide receiver Niles
Paul caught six passes for 102 yards
and two touchdowns to lead the
The Cowboys finished a wild
week with a 36-31 victory against
the Aggies without wide receiv-
er Dez Bryant and running back
Kendall Hunter.
Bryant was ruled ineligible for
the rest of the season after lying
to the NCAA about a contact he
made with former NFL cornerback
Deion Sanders. Hunter was side-
lined with an ankle injury.
Oklahoma State quarterback
Zac Robinson threw for 279 yards
and two touchdowns to help the
Cowboys get just their second vic-
tory at Texas A&M since 1983.
Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod
Johnson set a Big 12 record by
extending his consecutive passes
without an interception to 228. He
also threw for three touchdowns.
Oklahoma quarterback Sam
Bradford didnt know how his
injured shoulder would hold up
during Saturdays game against
It apparently held up very well.
Bradford threw for 389 yards and
a touchdown in the 33-7 victory.
It was the 14th 300-yard passing
game of his career.
Oklahoma cruised to the victory
after two first quarter touchdown
plunges by running back Chris
Brown. Kicker Jimmy Stevens hit
four field goals to keep Oklahoma
Texas Tech back-
up quarterback Steven Sheffield
threw for seven touchdowns and
490 yards in a dominating perfor-
mance in Lubbock, Texas.
The Red Raiders had 739 yards
of total offense and never struggled
with the Wildcats.
Sheffield only got the start after
senior quarterback Taylor Potts was
sidelined with a concussion.
Kansas State only entered Texas
Tech territory once in the first half
and was down 38-0 at halftime.
Texas started slowly but pulled
away from Colorado in the second
half to remain undefeated before
its huge game against Oklahoma
this weekend.
Wide receiver Jordan Shipley
caught 11 passes for 147 yards and
also returned a punt for a touch-
Colorado quarterback Cody
Hawkins completed just six of 18
passes and threw two interceptions.
Running back Rodney Stewart
rushed 21 times for 40 yards.
Edited by Alicia Banister
sports 8B MONday, OctOber 12, 2009
Teams fght through several injuries
Oklahomas SamBradford passes against Baylor in the second quarter Saturday. Bradford
played despite a previous shoulder injury.
Follow Kansan-
writer Clark Goble
Ofcial knocked over by
linebacker returns to game
Bill Schuster left the feld for
several plays after a linebacker
rolled up on him in the Cow-
boys-Chiefs game.
Schuster was standing in front
of the pile when Kansas Citys
Tamba Hali rolled up on him
from behind, knocking him fat.
Schuster re-entered the game
Basketball big man still
adjusting to new team
After only two preseason games,
Shaquille ONeal knows he still
has some work to do to mesh
with his new team.
ONeal played 18 minutes in
Clevelands 102-96 win over the
Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday
night, throwing a couple of no-
look passes that went just behind
or in front of his teammates.
Los Angeles Kings win
three straight in sweep
ST. LOUIS Jonathan Quick
made 29 saves, and Ryan Smyth
and Michal Handzus scored in
the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 win
over the St. Louis Blues on Satur-
day night.
The Kings won their third
straight game after opening the
season with a loss.
The team completed a sweep
of St. Louis on Saturday.
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