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Tunnel maintenance forces students to downsize their feld play. CAMPUS | 7A
Construction crowding feld
life choices
Unexpectedly
expecting
How four women faced unplanned pregnancies
SEE pregnancies oN PAgE 4A
Editors note: About 3 million women experience unexpected pregnancies in the United
States each year, and most are between the ages of 15 and 24. At an age when lifes oppor-
tunities start to present themselves and a picture of the future is coming into view, these
women are faced with a difficult choice they arent ready to make: abort the pregnancy or
have a baby. Although most people approach abortion as a philosophical and moral issue,
these women approach their decisions from the most intimate and life-changing perspective.
These are the stories of four Kansas women, including two KU students, confronted with a
pregnancy they werent prepared for and a choice they have to live with for the rest of their
lives. Two asked that their real names not be used to protect their privacy.
BY ALY VAN DYKE
avandyke@kansan.com
Five months pregnant and Ta had never felt the
baby kick until today, while waiting in a room at
Planned Parenthood.
It kicks again. She smiles, places her hand on her
slightly distended belly to feel where the kick came
from. The baby kicks again. And again. And again.
She yells for a nurse.
Somethings wrong. The baby. Its going crazy.
Oh, the nurse says from the door. Thats prob-
ably the baby dying.
The words crash over Ta, punching into her like
the positive pregnancy test had five months ago.
Her baby was dying.
She hears the Yes, yes, yes she heard from family,
friends, the babys father about getting an abortion.
She remembers the Never she told herself.
Her baby is dying and it is her choice. Her choice
to go to the clinic. Her choice to abort the pregnancy.
Her choice.
She cries the tears shes been holding back since
she walked through the front doors with her dad
two hours earlier. She cries for the decision she was
backed into, the one she never thought shed have to
make.
She cries, alone.
Ta was alone in the waiting room, but she wasnt
alone in her decision. Every year in the United
States, about 1 million of the 6 mil-
lion pregnancies end in abortion.
In 2008, physicians performed
10,642 abortions in Kansas
more than half to women
ages 15 to 24, according to the
Kansas Department of Health
and Environment.
Although nearly half of
all pregnancies in the U.S. are
unplanned, no two stories are the
same.
Ta was conflicted about her
decision to abort, but Katie did what
she felt she had to do to keep an abusive
ex-boyfriend from marring her entire life.
Two years later, pregnant by another man at
age 20, Katie had the baby but gave up her son
for adoption.
Erin, at age 16, decided to keep a child
conceived in rape.
Vanessa aborted five weeks into her
unwanted pregnancy so she could provide a
better childhood for her future children than
she had.
These women all say they made the right
decision for them at the time a responsibility,
they say, every woman must carry.
campus
crime
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New
shelter
moves
forward
Author speaks about
Israel and economy
BY KristEN KwoN
kkwon@kansan.com
When Dan Senor took a trip to
Israel with 30 Harvard students,
they all understood the countrys
economy was booming. What they
didnt understand was how it was
doing so well.
That question became extreme-
ly crystallized when the U.S. econ-
omy took a downturn in 2007,
Senor said. What went wrong?
Senor, a senior fellow for Middle
East studies at the Council on
Foreign Relations and co-author
of Start-Up Nation: The Story
of Israels Economic Miracle
spoke to about 150 people on
campus Tuesday night as part of
Israel Week. KU Hillel and the
Entrepreneurship Club teamed up
to bring Senor to the University.
In his book, which was num-
ber five on the New York Times
business book list in 2009, Senor
explores the reasoning behind
Israels unlikely economic success
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Dan Senor, author of the bookStart-Up Nation: The Story of Israels Economic Miracle, spoke to students and facultyTuesday night in the Spencer Mu-
seumof Art. KUHillel sponsored the visit, which attracted more than 100 people to the lecture. His book was #5 on the NewYorkTimes best-seller list.
Students
linked to
crash at
Louises
BY KEViN HArDY
khardy@kansan.com
Lawrence police have con-
nected two KU students with the
early Sunday incident at Louises
West, in which an SUV crashed
into the front entrance before
driving away.
Sgt. Damon Thomas, of the
Lawrence Police Department,
said late Tuesday that officers
received a tip from an individ-
ual who said they knew the sus-
pect. Bar management offered a
$1,000 reward for information
on the suspects identity.
Thomas said a female student,
born in 1987, received a citation
and a notice to appear Monday
for failing to report an accident,
leaving the scene of an accident,
reckless driving and driving with
a suspended or revoked license.
Thomas said alcohol had like-
ly played a role in the incident.
She said she had had some
drinks earlier in the night, he
said. But we obviously didnt
have probable cause to do any-
thing with that three days later.
Police said a woman was spot-
ted between 2:30 and 2:45 a.m.
Sunday driving away from the
bar, at 1307 W. 7th St. Thomas
said the woman was driving a
silver SUV, owned by a male KU
student from St. Louis. The cars
owner who allegedly loaned
the car to the female driver
originally reported the car
stolen, Thomas said. The male
suspect could face charges for
filing a false report if the District
Attorney decides to prosecute,
he said. The car was found in
Lawrence.
Police said they expect to
release the individuals names
today.
P.J. Mather, general manager,
said the bar should reopen by
Friday or Saturday.
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lawrence
BY ZACH GEtZ
zgetz@kansan.com
The Lawrence City
Commission passed on first
reading a zoning ordinance
that would move the Lawrence
Community Shelter from 944
Kentucky St. to 3701 Franklin
Circle, an area in southeast
Lawrence near the county jail.
SEE shelter oN PAgE 7A
Black bear gets
stuck in milk can
READING, Vt. A
120-pound Vermont black
bear is back in the woods after
getting its head stuck in a milk
can. It took a state biologist,
frefghters and police about
45 minutes to free the bears
head from the can after the
animal was found late Sunday
morning of Vermont Route
106 in Reading.
The Rutland Herald said
ofcials estimate the bear had
its head stuck in the old fash-
ioned milk can for at least six
hours before it was found.
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Forrest Hammond used soap
to lubricate the bears head
but it didnt work. Firefghters
helped him cut the can of.
Iowa woman fres
shot at intruder
DES MOINES, Iowa An
elderly Des Moines woman
used a handgun to ward of a
man who bashed in the front
door of her home. Beatrice
Turner said the man pounded
on her door early Tuesday.
Despite being told he had the
wrong house, the man used
his fsts to break through the
wood door.
The 89-year-old Turner said
she grabbed a handgun and
told the man she would shoot
if he came inside. When the
man entered, she fred a single
shot.
A neighbor called police,
who found 37-year old Nelson
McAlpine standing on Turners
lawn. The uninjured McAlpine
was arrested on a charge of
second-degree burglary.
Security camera
catches accident
LORAIN, Ohio A home
security camera in Ohio has
captured a construction
mishap that could have been a
lot worse.
Video from the camera
shows a large blade spinning
of a saw being used to cut
through a street.
The blade then rolled
through a yard and ended
up leaving a 3-foot gash in
the side of an empty house
in Lorain, 26 mviles west of
Cleveland.
Man arrested for
driving only 5 mph
FARMINGTON, Conn. A
39-year-old driver was pulled
over in Farmington this
weekend where police said he
was doing 5 mph in a 40 mph
zone. Police said Isreal Nieves
of Bloomfeld had the drug
PCP in the car and a 9-year-old
passenger. He was charged
Saturday with driving under
the infuence, possession of
narcotics, risk of injury to a
minor, driving at a danger-
ously slow speed and driving
without a license.
He was being held in lieu
of a $10,000 bond and was
expected to appear in court
Monday. It could not immedi-
ately be determined if he has
a lawyer.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
The President cannot make
clouds to rain and cannot make
the corn to grow, he cannot make
business good; although when
these things occur, political parties
do claim some credit for the good
things that have happened in this
way.
WilliamHoward Taft
FACT OF THE DAY
It takes twelve ears of corn to
make a tablespoon of corn oil.
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nHashim Sarkis will lecture about architecture,
landscape and urban design at Murphy Hall from
11:30 to 12:45 p.m. as part of the School of Archi-
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nSUA will host a free advance screening of Get
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TUESDAY
April 27
nScience on Tap will host a discussion titled,
What the Old Bones Say: Fossils, feathers, and
fight. kU paleontologist David Burnham will
discuss how scientists know what they know
about birds and fight, based on looking at the
fossil record. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the
Free State Brewing Company and the discus-
sion beings at 7:30 p.m.
THURSDAY
April 22
nJohn Mack will present the seminar, Osher
Institute: The History of Medicine: Human
Attempts to Cure Illness Through the Ages, at
3 p.m. at the Continuing Education building,
1515 St. Andrews Dr.
nThe Spencer Museum of Art will host a dis-
cussion on the book, Mrs. Dalloway, at 6 p.m.
in the kress Gallery on the fourth foor. The
event is free and open to the public.
FRIDAY
April 23
SATURDAY
April 24
SUNDAY
April 25
nAnything Goes, a musical with lyrics by
Cole Porter, will be performed at the Crafton-
Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall. The show is
from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
nThe Instrumental Collegium Musicum
will perform from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the
Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.
MONDAY
April 26
nAuthor Martin Henn will talk about his new
book, Under the Color of Law, from 4 to 5 p.m.
in The Parlors of the kansas Union.
nDr. Michael Shull, professor at the Univer-
sity of Colorado at Boulder, will present the
lecture Missing Baryons: Searching between
the Galaxies from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 2074 of
Malott Hall.
nThe University Dance Company will perform
at the Lied Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tick-
ets are $15 and $10 for students and seniors.
nAnything Goes, a musical with lyrics by
Cole Porter, will be performed at the Crafton-
Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall. The show is
from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
nThe 2nd Annual Hawk Mud Fest will be
hosted by Students for kU from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact the Student Involvement & Leadership
Center for more information.
nThe South Asian Student Association will
host the second annual cultural variety show
Jayhawk Jhalak: A Cultural Show at 6:40 p.m.
ODD NEWS
Governor Mark Parkinson signed a new bill
banning indoor smoking across the state of
kansas. The new law also prohibits smoking
within 10 feet of any doors or open windows
and takes efect July 1.
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity dedicated
its second home of the year. The new house,
located at 215 Comfort Lane, is the 73rd
home the program has built since it started
in 1989.
New statewide smoking ban begins July 1 Habitat for Humanity dedicates
second home of 2010
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Its 2 a.m. I want food delivered. Whats open?
Tas sTory
T
he unborn childs heartbeat
sounds so fast and so loud
coming from the speaker in the
doctors office.
Aside from the image coming in and
out of focus on the sonogram, you cant
tell shes pregnant. Shes 16, 100 pounds
and one hell of a first baseman her
stomach as flat as ever.
Ta smiles at her mother standing
beside her bed.
In that moment, everything is OK.
It doesnt matter that her ex-boyfriend,
the babys father, had left her for someone
else before she knew they were over.
It doesnt matter that she has just fin-
ished her sophomore year in high school
and is four months pregnant because,
contrary to what her boyfriend said, pull-
ing out doesnt stop you from getting
pregnant.
It doesnt matter that her own father
wants her to have an abortion.
This is a pointless visit, her dad booms
from the other side of the room, where
hes standing, gritting his teeth against the
sound of the fluttering heartbeat.
Its an anti-abortion, Christian hos-
pital, the nurse tells them. No help for
them here, at least not if abortion is what
theyre looking for.
The Kleenex are beside you to wipe off
your stomach. Were all done here. The
nurse gives one more meaningful look at
Ta and walks out.
Ta, her mother and her father have
barely crossed through the sliding glass
doors before her dad pulls out his cell
phone, dials Planned Parenthood and
schedules an appointment for an abortion
the following week.
n n n
When they arrive at Kansas Citys
Planned Parenthood, they walk past a pair
of women holding anti-abortion signs on
the sidewalk.
Ta fidgets in the waiting room, upset
and confused by her fathers behavior.
A woman calls her name and she walks
back for her appointment, alone.
Ta learns from the nurse that shes too
far along for the abortion pill. She has to
have a procedure. A pill will induce con-
tractions. Expanders will help her dilate
enough for the extraction. All told, it will
take about four days.
The nurse schedules the abortion for
next week and is about to leave to get the
pill when she hesitates.
Is this what you want to do?
A door opens in Tas mind. She shakes
her head no.
The nurse puts down her pencil and
looks Ta sternly in the eyes.
It doesnt matter what your dad wants.
Its your body.
The nurse tells Ta she has to leave,
that they cant perform an abortion on an
unwilling patient, no matter how young.
Ta walks out into the lobby, unable to
hide her smile.
She said it was my choice. And I dont
want to have an abortion, she tells her
father.
Her dads face turns a dark shade of
red. He storms out ahead of her.
n n n
During the next few weeks, her dad
brings in the cavalry. Her godsisters moth-
er. Her moms brothers ex-wife. Anyone
and everyone her dad can think of to dis-
suade her from keeping the child.
Her dad even takes her back to Planned
Parenthood a second time. And for a
second time, she leaves making the same
choice.
Only her mother says shell support
Tas decision, whatever it is.
After the second visit and a fresh
round of pro-abortion lectures from fam-
ily friends, Ta decides to give John, the
babys father, one more call.
She puts him on speakerphone, her
mother standing silently in the corner.
What is it, Ta? Im with my girl.
John, we need to talk about this baby.
I need to know what you think. I mean,
do you care? Its part yours. You do have
a say.
Silence. Then
Fuck it.
He says it so suddenly, so forcefully
that Tas mom sucks in a breath through
her teeth.
Kill it. I dont care, he says.
This is new; hes not denying its his
this time.
Fuck you. Dont call me with this
bullshit anymore. Just get it over with.
Click.
Her mom steps toward her, but Ta
dashes upstairs. She locks her door before
she collapses onto her bed, heaving sobs
so deep she can hardly breathe.
Her dad doesnt want the baby.
Fine.
The babys dad doesnt want it either.
Fine.
The decision is hers, but among those
she loves, shes the only one who wants to
keep the baby.
Fine.
But if shes going to abort, she wants
it her way. She wants the fetus to remain
whole.
n n n
On June 30, Ta returns to Planned
Parenthood for a third time.
She walks back to the nurses offices,
alone, goes through the same questions
and gives the same answers.
All except one.
Is this what you want to do?
Yes.
The nurse silently leaves the room,
returning just a few minutes later with
another nurse, an IV and a plastic cup.
They start the IV to sedate her. Ta
takes the pill.
In 20 minutes, the doctor comes in, and
Ta puts her legs into the stirrups so he
can have a better look.
She cant feel a thing while the doctor
inserts the expanders into her vagina
double the normal amount so the fetus
can come out unscathed.
Hes done in five minutes, but he says it
will be four days until its time to extract
the fetus.
The nurses walk her into a waiting
room, where she sits, alone, while the
sedation subsides.
Thats when she feels the baby kick-
ing and the nurse tells her it is a death
spasm.
Ta is doubled over in grief, her tears
creating a growing dark spot on her jeans,
when her dad comes back to get her.
n n n
At 2:30 in the morning on June 2, Ta
wakes up screaming.
Pain like shes never felt before sears
across her abdomen.
I am going to die, she thinks.
Minutes later, her mom helps her into
the back seat of her dads Chevy truck.
Her moms boyfriend rides shotgun. She
slides in next to Ta and puts her daugh-
ters head on her lap.
Ta is still screaming.
Planned Parenthood is a half-hour
drive from their home.
Speed.
Its the only word Ta can manage.
She rushes into a back room; the doctor
and his team of nurses are waiting for her
in their green scrubs.
They connect her to another IV
probably Fentanyl for the pain and
place her legs in the stirrups again.
The doctor numbs her cervix and the
pain subsides.
She cant feel anything, but she sees the
doctors arm, scooping. She hears the suck
of a vacuum.
Its all over in five minutes.
Was it a boy or a girl?
Looks like a girl, the doctor tells her.
Ta passes out.
Her vagina is sore for the next two
weeks, but its summer. No school. She
stays home playing Skipbo and Rummy
with her mom.
She has to take tiny white pills so her
muscles can tighten and get back to nor-
mal. The pills make her legs and arms
cramp up and spasm.
Throughout the summer, Ta thinks of
that moment in the hospital, right before
she passed out.
A girl. I would have named her Ta
the pseudonym she asked be used to
protect her identity in this story.
n n n
Today, she has a 3.98 GPA as a KU
sophomore with plans to attend law
school after she graduates in 2012.
She spends her days juggling a 15-hour
class load and her nights watching The
Food Network with her boyfriend of
four years. He doesnt know about her
decision, even though they started dating
only a year after the abortion.
She doesnt think about the pink lines
or the waiting room or the pain very
often. And when she does, she feels grati-
tude toward her father.
If it werent for him I wouldnt have
done it, and Im really glad I did, she said.
I wouldnt have a successful life.
Five years after the abortion, Ta has
just one regret.
The only reason I feel guilty is because
I dont feel guilty about it, she said. You
shouldnt regret anything you do in life.

KaTies sTory
F
irst, a hairbrush strikes her
square in the arm. Then he hurls
a full can of baked beans it hits
her in the ass.
Running around the basement of his
aunts house, Katie tries to dodge the
onslaught of canned goods and blunt
objects Drake throws at her.
Drake wants Katie to go out with him,
score some crack, beg for money. Katie
just wants a night off.
He picks up a butter knife and uses it to
slice open her forefinger.
He grabs a jalapeo and takes a bite. He
holds Katie down so he can squeeze the
juice into her eyes.
It burns worse when she cries.
Shes trying to wipe the jalapeo juice
from her eyes when he punches her in
the jaw. Then the arms. Then the chest.
He hits her everywhere, until Katie is a
sobbing lump on the floor. He shuts the
door quietly on the way out so as not to
wake his aunt.
So ends another scene of abuse in the
three-month barrage that has become
Katies relationship with Drake.
In that time, hes stripped her down and
gagged her in search of hidden crack. Hes
thrown a rock at her head, leaving a gap-
ing gash in her forehead. Hes kicked her
in the chest, sending her flying across the
room and gasping for breath.
No matter what, she cant pass out. He
said hed leave her there, wherever she fell,
if she did.
She tells herself she cant leave. He
knows her phone number. He knows
where she lives. He knows her adoptive
father works nights the perfect time for
him to hunt her down and kill her should
she abandon him.
She lasts three months in his aunts
house. Forcibly prevented from taking
birth control, Katie stops having a period
within the first month.
One night, while working her way
toward the house, begging people for
money as she has at Drakes insistence
since August, she stops. In the middle of
Kansas Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., dur-
ing a frigid, early-November twilight, she
stops. And she turns around.
Katie enters a nearby caf and asks the
waitress for a telephone. A customer sit-
ting nearby lends her a cell phone. She
calls her adoptive mom. She wants to
come home.
In her childhood home, away from
Drake, Katie can finally put the crack pipe
down without fear of an attack.
Drake calls Katie two days after she
escaped his abuse, his addiction and his
rage. He declares his love for her, his
regret for his actions and his promises for
a better future.
Katie hangs up the phone.
She has an appointment at Planned
Parenthood that day with her mom. She
knows shes pregnant and wants to see
about getting an abortion.
She had decided long ago to have an
abortion if Drake ever got her pregnant.
She would not bring a baby into an
abusive relationship. It wouldnt be fair
to the child.
And she would not let herself be tied to
Drake the rest of her life. It wouldnt be
fair to herself.
Katie and her mom walk into the clinic
and wait 10 minutes before the assistant
calls them to the back.
The doctor at Planned Parenthood is
the man who facilitated Katies adop-
tion into her new family as an infant. He
administers a urine test. Its positive.
As a favor to the family, he agrees to
do the abortion right then and there,
something that would become illegal two
years later. Kansas now requires a 24-hour
wait period before a woman can have an
abortion.
Katie sits on the exam table and waits
while the doctor sets up.
A few minutes later, she feels a small
pinch in her stomach the doctor tells
her shes feeling the vacuum sucking the
fetus out through a tube. Thats all she
remembers from an abortion that lasted
only five minutes.
Her mom writes a $400 check while
Katie waits in the lobby.
n n n
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Katie doesnt hear from Drake for seven
months, until June 2006.
He calls, claiming that he is a changed
man. Hes been to anger management and
addiction counseling, and he wants her
back.
Katie believes him. She moves in with
him two days later.
He starts beating her within a week.
In the two months she stays with him
this time, he puts a cigarette out on her
left arm, tries hanging her with his T-shirt
and punches her in the mouth so hard,
one of her bottom teeth punctures her lip
and breaks open his knuckles.
One day he takes her out by the rail-
road tracks. He thinks she gave head to
a crack dealer for a score. He bangs her
head, repeatedly, on the side of an old
brick wall. He grabs a rusty rod iron and
hits her over the head with it. He grabs a
piece of glass from a broken beer bottle
and places it at her throat, threatening
to kill her.
It would be the last time Drake
touched her.
The next day, campus police stop
Katie for loitering and suspicious activity
outside KU Hospital.
Her birth mother takes her to her birth
fathers house.
Its working alongside her father at a
woodshop that she meets James. The two-
month relationship leads to another preg-
nancy, a tumultuous break up and another
choice she would make alone.
n n n
Shes been dreading this moment since
she missed her period two weeks ago.
A trip to Planned Parenthood and two
pink lines prevent Katie from denying
it anymore. She has to tell him shes
pregnant.
James finally agrees to see her, despite
their angry break up two weeks earlier.
Theyre standing on his back stoop.
She hasnt seen him since the fight. She
doesnt miss the drugs or the pressure to
do them, but she misses him, him and
his wide, brown eyes. She catches herself
staring and shakes her head to snap out of
the memories.
Im pregnant.
She holds out the pregnancy test and
handouts from Planned Parenthood.
He takes them from her, slowly, in
disbelief.
What are we going to do? Katie asks.
Abortion?
Hell no, Katie says.
Well, what about adoption?
Its an option, but not the one Katie
wants. She leaves, telling James to think
about it.
James calls two hours later he wants
to keep the baby.
Katie is ecstatic. She loves kids. She still
loves James. Maybe this time, being preg-
nant doesnt have to be a bad thing.
But her phone rings the following day.
Its James, and hes changed his mind.
I cant take care of a kid, man. I dont
have money for myself.
The next day, he calls again.
I want this baby. I want to
be a daddy.
He changes his mind several more
times in the next four months.
Finally, realizing James wasnt going to
be the reliable partner she and the baby
need, Katie makes the executive decision.
Four months into her pregnancy, Katie
approaches American Adoptions to give
her child the family she couldnt provide.
As an adopted child, Katie knows
the risks of relinquishing her baby to
adoption.
Her mom, pregnant and unmarried at
21, gave her up for adoption to a couple
that couldnt have children of their own.
Five years later, Katies adoptive par-
ents conceived, and Katie learned how
to take the backseat to her younger sister
most recently when her parents opted
to fund Ashleys way through Washburn
University. For Katie, they paid for only
one semesters tuition at Johnson County
Community College.
Lacking money and motivation after
meeting Drake, Katie dropped out after
only a year. She was studying to be a high
school teacher.
But Katie isnt worried about her child
taking second place with the couple she
chose from St. Louis. They are young,
in love and already devoted to the baby
growing inside her.
n n n
Keaton Michael was born via C-section
at 12:20 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2007. He
weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
Four days later, the couple comes to
get the baby boy, whom they rename
Benjamin, from Katies arms.
Before they leave, they take Katie to
dinner and give her a gold, oval locket
with handprints and footprints on one
side, a picture of Ben on the other.
It is only then that Katie breaks down
and cries.
Although the couple agreed to an open
adoption, promising to send pictures and
letters and accept and save presents from
Katie, this would be one of the last times
she would hold Ben in her arms until
or if he came looking for her.
She sees him again that Christmas, her
last chance to say goodbye before Ben is
old enough to remember.
Ben is 2 years old now and, judging
from the pictures and letters, hes doing
great in his St. Louis home.
He has big, blue eyes and plump, white
cheeks. He looks a lot like Katie. A good
thing, she says.
There are times, looking at the pictures
on her Blackberry and on birthdays and
holidays, that Katie regrets her decision
to give him up. But the regret doesnt last
long.
I think I did a great thing for him, she
said. I couldnt have given him the life he
deserves.
Now, with Ben in good hands, Katie is
trying to get her life back on track.
After a three-year hiatus, Katie returned
to JCCC last fall. But she could afford only
one semester. Now shes taking a break
from school, working two jobs so she can
move out of her adoptive parents home
soon.
Katie rarely hears from James these
days just an occasional text message
asking for photos of Ben. Shes sent him
two and says that may be all he gets.
Drake is out of the picture as well. He
tried to call in December, after his latest
stint in jail for drug possession, but Katie
ignored his calls.
Katie doesnt think about the abortion
much anymore. Now its only when she
sees a picture of Ben that she wonders
what could have been.
Distanced from the pain, Katie speaks
freely about her experiences.
For me, its kind of like closure, she
said. The more I talk about it, the more
I can put it behind me and not have to
think about it as often.
eriNs sTory
I
ts the middle of the night and its 95
degrees outside.
The Harmony House doesnt have
air conditioning just windows
that let in the muggy, Jamaican air that
smothers the missionaries inside. The
acrid scent of jackfruit trees fills the air.
Erin shifts on her mattress, trying to
block out the smell, the heat and the
growing discomfort in her stomach.
Its got to be gas bubbles, the way
her stomach is gurgling, churning and
turning.
She looks down at her bare, flat stom-
ach shes wearing a sports bra and
shorts, sweating, the idea of a blanket
laughable in the sweltering humidity.
And then she sees it.
A bump pushes out the right side of
her abdomen and crosses to the other
side.
No.
She feels a pitter patter across her
belly.
I cant be.
She sees another bump.
You cant get pregnant when youre
raped.
It happened in February.
He had said he was 22 years old, this
friend of a friend. But he wasnt. He was
36. She went to his house to confront him,
and he raped her. He raped her right there
on his bed.
And now, 17 years old in a foreign
country with her church group, Erin is
five months pregnant.
She doesnt sleep that night. When the
sun rises, Erin rubs her eyes like every-
one else and prepares for one last day of
work.
Shes there with Olathe Bible Church
to build two houses in the slum of
Harmon, Jamaica.
She tries to take it easy, scared she could
hurt the baby already growing inside her,
but its the last push to finish building.
She spends the day pouring cement and
hauling bags of sand up and down the hill
where the houses stand.
The next day, shes snorkeling with her
friends in the Caribbean. The missionar-
ies are there one more day.
She doesnt want to board the plane
she remembers reading about how youre
not supposed to fly when youre too far
along. But she cant explain her fears.
Not to them. She buckles her seatbelt and
prays.
n n n
Its Aug. 5, 2008, and she cant fit into
her 1940s-style red dress for the jazz con-
cert that night.
Erin, how can you not fit into this? I
just bought it last month.
Erin looks to the floor for refuge from
her mothers prying eyes.
Her mom lifts her chin. They make eye
contact. Erin sees the worry, the knowing.
The floodgates holding back her secret
break, and the tears she hasnt cried flow
down her cheeks.
Her father is in Colorado with her
older brother. And its a good thing, too.
He wants to kill someone, preferably his
daughters rapist. Her younger sister is
hysterical.
For Erin, the next three months are
the hardest: It doesnt take long for word
of her pregnancy to spread around her
Christian high school.
The kids are fine, even excited. Its the
parents who treat her differently, reluctant
to look her in the eyes or even speak to
her.
She wonders why. She didnt do
kAnsAn.com / THe UNiVersiTy DaiLy KaNsaN / wednesdAy, April 21, 2010 / NeWs / 5A
Adam Buhler/KANSAN
Activists gather outside Aid for Women in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday to protest the abortions performed inside. Aid for Women is one of two abortion providers in Kansas City, performing abortions up to about15 weeks of pregnancy every Wednesday and Saturday. The poster in the bottomleft depicts an intact dilation and extraction, also known as a partial birth abortion, which was outlawed in the United States in 2003. Manager Jef Pedersen said various protestors gather every day that abortions are performed.
pregNANcieS (continued from 1A)
See pregnancies oN pAge 6A
Adam Buhler/KANSAN
Displayed in the front windowof Aid for Women, these signs greet patients and protesters alike. The signs read from
top to bottom, Doing my part to PISS OFF the Religious Right,We do sacred work that honors women and the circle
of life and death. When you come here bring only love,Children left unattended will be towed away at
owners expense.
932dilation and evacuation
abortions, the procedure used on
Ta, were performed in Kansas in
2008.
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heAlth And environment
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because I dont feel guilty
about it.
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Forcibly prevented from taking
birth control, Katie stops having a
period within the frst month.
Fromkaties story
She went to his house to confront
him, and he raped her. He raped
her right there on his bed.
FromeriNs story
About 1.5 million
children are adopted in the United
States every year.
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anything wrong.
She stays home for most of that semes-
ter, making it to one football game, her
stomach already growing.
By that time, shes already decided to
keep the baby. Erins birth mother has
told her what it was like to give her up,
and Erin knows she isnt strong enough
to do that.
She worries the baby will look like
the father, that shell be haunted by her
attackers face her entire life.
She wonders about the life she had
planned for herself the college degree
from the University of Kansas shes been
dreaming of, a career in music therapy.
All will be put on hold to take care of a
child she hadnt planned for.
In the end, its her baby. Her baby. And
she wants to keep it that way.
Erin applies for Women, Infants and
Children, a social welfare program
designed to help low-income mothers.
Shes already worked out a deal with her
parents to let her live there for free room
and board if she cleans the house.
She considers herself lucky.
n n n
Erin wants a natural birth no medi-
cation, no pills.
When her water doesnt break Nov. 16,
the due date shes been anxiously await-
ing, she reads up on some labor-inducing
tricks online.
She eats cantalope, watermelon and
kiwi.
She starts walking everywhere to get
the baby to drop.
But her baby doesnt come.
She goes to the hospital with her fam-
ily at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 21, a troupe of loyal
girlfriends on the way to hole up in the
waiting room until its over.
Shes connected to an IV of Pitocin to
induce labor, which begins an hour later.
By 3 p.m., Erin loses her will to resist
relief from the pain. She asks for an
epidural.
Thirty minutes later, its finally time
to push.
One. Two. Three. Thats all it takes
three pushes and Erins baby boy
screams his presence to the world.
Erin fills out the birth certificate.
Name: Isaiah Timothy Hettrick. Mother:
Erin Marie Hettrick. Father: Unknown.
n n n
That was two and a half years ago. In
that time, Erin has graduated high school,
attended a semester of college and, as
of April 15, become a certified nursing
assistant.
Shes seen all but about 10 friends move
on or away, although they were already
distanced by the gap of their experiences
hers as a mom, theirs as young singles.
Her ideas of fun have changed from
sleepovers, movies and the mall to knock-
ing down empty boxes of Pampers and
Huggies with Isaiah, scavenging for baby
clothes and toys at garage sales with her
mother and catching precious moments
alone with her boyfriend, Claude.
Her money, which once went toward
makeup, earrings and beads, now goes to
diapers and baby toys.
Shes gone from being a left-midfielder
in soccer and a football cheerleader to
momma and a qualified professional.
And her wake-up call starts at 7 now, with
a muffled cry from Isaiah sleeping near
her, not the usual 10 to noon mornings of
her 19-year-old peers.
Saiah, her dimpled, milk-chocolate
skinned, hazel-eyed, curly-haired son, is
ready for action early.
Hes trying to talk now Gaga being
the operative word in most conversations.
He can sign, too: thank you, milk, music,
please.
Its only when Isaiah is lying down and
Erin can see the roundness of his face that
she thinks of her attacker.
Erin tries to forget the day she was
raped, but she hasnt forgotten that humid
night in Jamaica when, after the shock of
her pregnancy, she considered abortion.
I hate to say that, but I did, she said.
Because when you say, I would never
have an abortion. Thats terrible, thats
because youre not really pregnant. Kind
of in the back of your head youre like, Im
never going to be in that situation.
For that reason, she refuses to judge
women who make that choice.
Some days, when she lets her mind
wander while Isaiah is napping upstairs,
Erin wonders how different her life would
be if she had made a different decision.
Try as she might, she simply cant pic-
ture her life without Isaiah.
And she doesnt want to.
Vanessas story
T
he pink lines come 10 seconds
after she pees on the strip. Its
supposed to take at least 60
seconds.
The same thing happens on the second
test. She doesnt bother with a third.
Those two lines tell Vanessa the weird
feeling in her stomach isnt from a bad
burrito. She is pregnant.
How is this possible?
Every night at 9, like clockwork, Vanessa
takes a little blue pill to prevent this very
thing from happening.
Shes been on birth control for five years
now since 8th grade, when she and her
fianc, Cameron, first got together. Shes
never missed a cycle. Until now, when she
realizes birth control isnt always depend-
able.
What are we going to do?
At first, Cameron is excited. Hes loved
Vanessa since he first saw her in the halls
of their middle school near Manhattan.
And hes marrying her in three months
anyway. He knows theyll have kids. Its all
right with him if they start early.
Vanessa, on the other end of a long-
distance phone call, brings him back to
Earth.
Hes a full-ride football player at a uni-
versity up north with three years left to
finish his degree in criminal law. Shes a
20-year-old KU freshman with five years
of pharmacy school in front of her and
will remain deployable with the Army for
the next year.
The two take four weeks to decide,
going back and forth from abortion to
school transfers and night classes.
It isnt until the last Thursday in January
that Vanessa goes to Kansas Citys Planned
Parenthood to carry out their final deci-
sion a decision influenced by her own
childhood.
Vanessas mother deserted her husband
and two children while Vanessa was still
learning how to walk.
Initially planning to abort Vanessa, her
mother carried her to term as a junior in
high school at the fathers insistence. She
married Vanessas father and had a second
child, a boy, by him before she packed up
her things and left. Motherhood over-
whelmed her.
So Vanessa grew up under the awkward
but well-meaning love of her devoted
father.
When Vanessa wanted pigtails, he tried
his hardest to make that part straight.
But it never was, and her pigtails never
matched up.
When she wanted to go clothes shop-
ping for six hours at a time, her father
waited patiently outside the dressing
room, holding her purse.
When it came time for Vanessa to get
her first bra, he went with her.
Vanessa grew up wondering what she
had done to make her mom run away.
Once she was old enough to under-
stand, Vanessa vowed to never put her
children through that, that she would be a
better mother than hers.
So at age 20, facing the prospect of hav-
ing a child, forgoing school and working
full time to support it, Vanessa remem-
bers that vow and decides not to continue
her pregnancy.
Cameron, who grew up watching his
parents struggle to make ends meet,
comes to the same conclusion. He wants
to earn enough money to provide for his
wife and children something he cant
do as a college student.
n n n
Vanessa waits in the lobby of Planned
Parenthood with her two best friends,
wondering why Cameron isnt there.
Yes, hes got football practice. Yes, he
cant afford a plane ticket and still afford
to feed himself the rest of the month. Yes,
she told him it was OK.
But sitting there, amidst other scared
faces, she notices how few men are there
with their women.
Damn. Why isnt he here? He doesnt
have to deal with the pain. Nothings grow-
ing inside of him. Why isnt he here?
The aide calls her name and Vanessa
leaves her friends behind in the lobby.
Lying on the table, Vanessa waits as the
nurse hooks up the equipment for a vagi-
nal ultrasound the embryo inside her is
too small to be seen otherwise.
Vanessa looks to the screen and sees
a tiny, gray dot just a bit larger than
the other moving blurs that surround it.
That dot is the five-week-and one-day old
embryo.
Shes relieved: Its still early enough to
take the abortion pill. She doesnt know
if she could have gone through with
an actual procedure if she were further
along, despite reaching the decision she
knows is right for her, for Cameron and
for their family.
The nurse gives her a bottle containing
four pills in exchange for $650, which
Vanessa charges to her Visa card.
Back in her dorm, she reads the back
of the box:
Put all four pills in your mouth at the
same time, two on each side, between
your gum and cheek.
They taste disgusting.
Wait 30 minutes for the pills to dis-
solve.
Instead of dissolving, they feel more like
Winterfresh gum thats been chewed too
long.
Drink a glass of water to swallow the
remainder of the pills.
Finally.
Ten minutes later, Vanessa is on all
fours, experiencing a cramping pain in
her stomach she has never known.
Her three roommates, unaware of
whats happening, rush to her side.
Vanessa! Vanessa! Whats wrong?
Are you OK?
Do you need anything?
No! Just leave me the fuck alone!
They obey.
She cant walk, let alone stand. For the
next 30 minutes, shes writhing on the
floor, unable to think of anything but the
searing pain in her abdomen.
The pain subsides. She starts to bleed.
She grabs one of the thick, extra large,
front-to-back menstrual pads she hasnt
worn since she was 14 and afraid of tam-
pons. The nurse had said the only way to
be sure everything comes out is to avoid
tampons.
She barely makes it back to her bed,
shes so tired. She sleeps soundly through
the night.
In the morning, her pad is already
soaked with blood, something shell have
to get used to in the next four weeks.
But she feels fine until she looks to
her desk and sees the 4.5x6 inch black and
white sonogram and the dot of the five-
week-old embryo it shows.
In the aftermath, she drifts away from
Cameron and cries daily.
She starts second-guessing herself and
asking questions shell never know the
answer to.
Would it have had its daddys smile? My
almond-shaped eyes?
Would it have been a boy or a girl?
It takes her a few months, but she
works through her depression, never once
thinking to tell her father she knows
he wouldnt approve. She never considers
seeking a psychologist for help.
I dont think a psychologist will be
able to help you with that, she said. Its
something you have to do on your own,
something you kind of have to come to
terms with.
Vanessa returns to Planned Parenthood
for a check-up on March 11 the pill
worked as it was supposed to.
The news comes just in time: Vanessa
and Cameron are married in Lawrence a
week later.
Vanessa says she doesnt regret her
decision, although before she got preg-
nant, she was against abortion.
I was like No one has the right to do
that, she said. If youre woman enough
to open your legs and do it, then you
should be woman enough to take care
of it.
But when she was confronted with
her own unplanned pregnancy as a
20-year-old freshman, she gained a new
perspective.
You cant judge. I judged before expe-
riencing it. You cant do that, she said.
Its not black and white. Everyone has
their own reasons. Everyone has their
own hopes for their children. Everyone
has their own hopes for themselves. So
you cant draw a fine line. I used to think
you could, but you cant.
Every night before bed, Vanessa walks
downstairs to the kitchen and pours her-
self a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats for a
bedtime snack.
Before the first spoonful, like clock-
work, she takes a little blue pill and
thinks about the mother she will wait to
become.
Edited by Sarah Kelly
6A / neWs / WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2010 / tHe UnIVersIty DaILy Kansan / kANSAN.com
pregnancies (continued from 5A)
There are 4 million
births in the United States each
year.
NAtioNAl cENtEr of
hEAlth StAtiSticS
adam Buhler/Kansan
Seventeen parishoners and a priest fromSaint Cyrils Church in Kansas City, Kan., bowtheir heads in prayer over rosaries Saturday outside Aid for Women. Jef Pedersen, manager of the private abortion clinic, said a group fromthe church,
located just four blocks away, prays outside the clinic the third Saturday of each month.
6,365 abortions were
performed in Kansas on women
less than nine weeks pregnant
in 2008.
kANSAS DEpArtmENt of
hEAlth AND ENviroNmENt
You cant judge. I judged before
experiencing it. You cant do that.
vANESSA
nA video simulation of an
abortion performed on a
papaya
nA timeline of the pro-
gression of pregnancy,
both of the fetus and the
womans body
nA map depicting the
number of abortions in
various counties through-
out kansas in 2008
nAn interactive graphic
showing the proportion
of pregnancies, births and
abortions throughout the
nation
nA brief compilation of
reproductive right legisla-
tion and court decisions
in the United States and
kansas
Stranded travelers
begin to take of
LONDON Europes busiest
airport reopened Tuesday as
air trafc across the continent
lurched back to life. But the
gridlock created by Icelands
volcanic ash plume was far from
over: Ofcials said it would be
weeks before all stranded travel-
ers can be brought home.
Passengers wept with
relief as fights took of from
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport,
Amsterdam and elsewhere. A
jetliner from Vancouver, British
Columbia, was the frst to land
at Londons Heathrow airport,
the continents busiest, since the
volcano erupted last week.
British Airways said it hoped
24 other fights from the United
States, Africa and Asia would
land at Heathrow later in the
day.
Travelers cheered as the frst
fights took of.
Jenny Lynn Cohen, waiting
at Charles de Gaulle to travel to
San Francisco, had a boarding
pass but could hardly believe
she was going to fy.
I am a little afraid I am
hopeful that the plane will take
of, and that it wont meet with
any volcanic ash, she said.
Associated Press
KANSAN.COM / THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN / WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010 / NEWS / 7A
CAmpUS
Students adjust to feld construction
BY JENNY TERRELL
jterrell@kansan.com
Students are adjusting their rec-
reational play as the utility tunnel
under Robinson Field gets a water-
proofing makeover.
Waterproofing the 700-foot
segment that runs underground
between Robinson Gymnasium
and Watkins Memorial Health
Center is expected to cost $1.1 mil-
lion. Gary Lawson, project man-
ager of design and construction
management and overseer of the
project, said the project should be
completed before classes started
in August.
Unearthing the tunnel has closed
the playing field east of Robinson
Gymnasium that is used by class-
es of Heath, Sport, and Exercise
Sciences and for informal recre-
ation purposes.
Bernie Kish, director of facili-
ties for Robinson Gymnasium, said
the steam tunnel was important
because it heated and cooled the
buildings and also contained tele-
phone and computer wiring.
Its just an inconvenience that
we have to put up with and its
going to be for the better, Kish
said.
There are several HSES classes
this spring, such as The Coaching
of Softball and Ultimate Frisbee,
that use the fields on a regular
basis.
Kish said summer classes that
used the field had only 10 to 15
students, so they would be able
to use the smaller playing fields.
However, the University will play
host to two sessions of HSES sum-
mer camp, which enroll about 100
kids each. The camps use the fields
extensively and adjustments will be
necessary.
As far as the field itself, they
can make do over there, Kish said.
But they just are going to be extra
cautious about it with all the little
kids for safety reasons.
Kish also said he had been work-
ing to get the field south of the
sand volleyball courts open by the
summer, which would open up
more playing space.
Samuel Newkirk, a sophomore
from Paola, plays Frisbee on
the playing fields with a group
of friends every Friday. Newkirk
said that playing around the con-
struction had been difficult and
that it had caused crowded games
because there is no room to play
two games at once.
Plus, the disc will go over
the fence sometimes, requiring
someone to go around and get it,
Newkirk said.
Newkirk said it would be nice if
the project could be held off until
the summer, but that he didnt
know how much time it really
required.
A few short water lines, which
provide water to Watkins, are also
being replaced, Lawson said.
He said that there werent any
other segments scheduled to be
waterproofed for now, but that
more needed to be done if funding
became available.
Edited by Megan Heacock
THE pRoCESS of
WATERpRoofINg
To waterproof the
tunnel, contractors are
uncovering the top and
both sides of the 8 by 8
feet structure. Once it is
exposed, the concrete sur-
face is inspected and any
deterioration is chipped
away and replaced. Smaller
cracks in the surface will be
flled using an epoxy mate-
rial to prevent penetration
from ground water. After
the repairs are made, a
heavy waterproofng
blanket will cover the exte-
rior of the tunnel for extra
water protection. Then,
perforated drainage pipes
will be added on each side
of the tunnels base to
pump ground water away
from the tunnel.
Mia Iverson/KANSAN
Students are having to make adjustments with construction on Robinson Field. Workers are re-waterproofng the 700-foot segment of the underground tunnel, crowding people that play on the feld.
Mia Iverson/KANSAN
Part of KUs steamtunnel systembehindWatkins Memorial Health Center began to leak during
the recent wet weather. The construction should be fnished before classes start in August.
and what can be learned from the
Israeli experience.
Neal Schuster, rabbi and senior
Jewish educator to KU Hillel, said
the book was unique in that it
focused on the business aspect
of Israel rather than the conflict
there.
It looks at issues in a completely
new way and has the potential to
bring solutions to the table that are
different than the traditional solu-
tions, Schuster said.
In his lecture, Senor touched
on a number of key points that he
deemed important to the success
of the countrys economy. Among
them, he said, the ability to take
risks, the bold attitude of young
Israeli adults and military experi-
ence have contributed greatly.
Israel develops leaders at very
young age, Senor said. At age 18
theyre serving in the military, then
they go to a University and when
they get out at age 25 they go to
work for huge companies; or they
start-up their own.
Senor went on to explain that
the lessons learned while serving
in the Israel Defense Forces carry
on to the business market.
Theyre taught to be smart and
use your head on the front lines
every day. You cant teach that in
the classroom, Senor said. They
take that out of the military and
into the private scene, the start-up
scene.
Senor also said that the progres-
sive immigration policies of Israel
positively affected the countrys
economy because the country was
more willing to risk it all in the
hopes of advancement.
Their whole life is a start-up,
he said of immigrants.
According to Senor, Israel has
twice as much venture capital
investment as the U.S. and 30 times
more than Europe despite being in
a constant state of war. His book
exposes how this is possible.
Aaron Dollinger, a junior from
Leawood and member of KU Hillel
said he thought the book was inter-
esting because it touched on many
different facets, including the busi-
ness world today.
Its extremely important for
entrepreneurship because thats
thriving in the world, Dollinger
said. The book talks about the
basis behind their success. Its a
business study rather than a culture
study.
As the U.S. economy faces a
major economic recovery move-
ment Senor said the innovation and
business lessons of Israel should be
considered.
Our economy is looking for
ideas, Senor said. And Israel
seems like a good place to look.
Edited by Kate Larrabee
Author (continued from 1A)
About 150 Lawrence citizens
attended the meeting. For three
hours, more than 50 people
voiced their concerns to the city
commission.
Many of those who were
against the proposal own prop-
erty around the proposed site of
the new shelter, and cited declin-
ing property values and safety
concerns.
Diana Taylor, a homeowner
near the proposed site, said that
she and her husband had worked
hard in their lives and that their
property was a major factor in
their retirement plan.
If the shelter is approved no
one will want to buy our prop-
erty, Taylor said.
Those who voiced support for
the move included members of
the general population, shelter
workers and former shelter resi-
dents, who said that the shelter
helped save their lives.
In the first quarter of 2010
the shelter helped place 17 indi-
viduals in permanent housing
and placed 10 in full-time jobs,
Loring Henderson, shelter direc-
tor, said.
Though the relocation is
essentially a zoning issue, the real
debate was captured by the often-
repeated opposing phrases not
in my backyard and if not now,
then when.
The Lawrence Community
Shelter Board has been trying to
make a move for nearly six years.
The shelter move would take
place in 12 to 18 months, depend-
ing on how quickly the shelter
could raise funds, Henderson
said.
Henderson said the proposed
move was all about space the
Lawrence Community Shelter
would be able to expand in all
sorts of ways with the new space.
The new location would add
space for families, incorporate
new programs such as job assis-
tance and increase the bed count
from 53 to about 125.
The space will also help those
with families who need to use the
shelter, said Katie Jones, a gradu-
ate student from Overland Park
who has been interning at the
shelter for the past eight months.
Well be able to separate fami-
lies from other guests, and have
them private, which they dont
have now, Jones said.
Brad Cook, field instructor
with the School of Social Welfare,
said the new shelter was necessary
because addiction and disabilities
which often plague the home-
less community could not be
cured overnight.
We wish we didnt need a
community shelter, but in this
day and age, we do, Cook said.
Andrea Gillip, an intern at
the shelter and a senior from
Leavenworth, said the new shel-
ter would continue to do great
things for the community.
Everyone that works there
is a miracle worker, Gillip said.
They help people that are just
down and out, and broken with
nowhere left to turn.
After the three hours of public
hearing, the city commissioners
discussed the proposal, citing
concerns such as a divided pub-
lic, revised shelter rules, and the
appropriateness of the location.
Although the first read-
ing passed 5-0, the ordinance
requires a second reading, which
will be held April 27.
Edited by Katie Blankenau
Watch video of the meeting
at kansan.com/videos
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gross more abroad
LOS ANGELES Americans
like their 3-D, but it's foreigners
who really love the new digital
technology.
"Avatar," for instance, has taken
in $1.97 billion from foreign
markets, more than twice as
much as the $745 million it has
grossed in the U.S. and Canada.
Last year's 3-D "Ice Age: Dawn
of the Dinosaurs" collected $688
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with $197 million domestically.
Now, the latest 3-D blockbust-
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8A / ENTERTAINMENT / WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010 / THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN / kANSAN.COm
10 is the easiest day, 0 the
most challenging.
Todd Pickrell and Scott A. Winer
LITTLE SCOTTIE
CHICKEN STRIP: 2010
SKETCHBOOK
HOROSCOPES
Charlie Hoogner
Drew Stearns
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Today is a 8
As carefully as you have defned
each responsibility, you discov-
er that some people didnt take
notes. Review details privately
to support the whole team.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 6
You almost have all the per-
sonal details fgured out. Theres
one last thing: You have to let
everyone in on the plans.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
Today is a 6
To wrap your mind around a
problem, let your thoughts
wander where they may. Take
note. Then formulate a solution.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
Today is a 6
If you keep your eye on the
prize and adjust your demands
to suit the group, progress will
be made without additional
stress.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 7
Just about anything you do
today will work out nicely.
Consider balancing public
appearances with a private
fnancial conversation.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 5
Someone stresses out over
faulty communication equip-
ment. Resort to old-fashioned
telephones. They may be retro,
but they still work.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 6
Talk over any major decisions
with co-workers. Devise a
plan that reduces stress while
accomplishing the desired
changes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 5
The beauty of having good luck
today is that others fnd you
especially clever. They dont
realize youre just winging it.
keep them in the dark.

SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 8
Responsibilities take you into a
public forum, where you ana-
lyze confusing situations and
make recommendations based
on experience.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 6
Everything remains on an even
keel. Youve scoped out the
details in advance and know
exactly what needs to happen.
Isnt it great?
AqUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
Dont get agitated if some
things dont go your way. View
issues as opportunities to gain
ground or grow a new skill.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 6
You wish you could have it your
way, and youre tempted to
ignore an older persons instruc-
tions. It would be much easier
to adjust your desires to suit
others today.
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Tonight Show musician steps down
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PHILADELPHIA "American
Idol" will have an easier time
replacing Simon Cowell than "The
Tonight Show" will filling the
shoes of Kevin Eubanks.
For the last 15 years, Eubanks
has kept the late-night institu-
tion purring, serving as Jay Leno's
bandleader, second banana, and
comedy-sketch sidekick. (Before
that he was a member of the
Tonight Show Band for three years
under Branford Marsalis.)
With his amused manner, win-
ning smile, and easy chuckle,
Eubanks has
made it all look
so easy that
viewers tended
to take him for
granted.
Until, that
is, the guitarist
announced last
week that he
will be stepping
down at the end of next month.
What led to his decision?
"I've been trying to put my fin-
ger on it," he said by phone. "It
kind of creeps up on you after that
long 18 years on television, five
days a week, 46 weeks a year and
never missing a day of work. It's
a lot to keep that energy up every
day."
Some in the press have specu-
lated that Eubanks' departure was
precipitated by the ugliness sur-
rounding Leno's recent supplant-
ing of Conan O'Brien on "The
Tonight Show" throne.
"It really didn't have anything
to do with it," Eubanks said. "That
situation was a strain on the entire
show, not just Jay but on the crew.
On me. But you still have to do
your routine. My job was to make
sure (the band) stayed focused and
didn't get caught up in things we
had no control over. I just need a
change of pace."
For the moment, he's keeping
his post-"Tonight" options wide
open.
"I want to play some music
and not just jazz," he said. "Other
genres, too. It's weird but I don't
consider myself just a jazz musi-
cian."
So there's a good chance he'll
put together an ensemble and
take it into the recording studio
or out on tour. But surprisingly,
Eubanks, 52, is also determined to
stay active in television.
"People say, 'Oh, we thought you
would go back on the road.' Well,
I learned a lot and I'm proud of
being able to work in this medi-
um," he said.
"I don't feel it's necessary to
abandon one to do the other," he
said. "There are some shows that
tape only four months out of the
year, so there'd be time to do a
variety of things."
In the short term, maybe he'll
just return to his parents' house
in Philadelphia and act like a
slugabed, an indolent role he likes
to play several times a year any-
way.
"I lay on the couch and act like
I'm helpless and can't possibly get
to the kitchen," he said with his
infectious laugh. "'I know it's just
in the next room, but could you
bring me some food, Mom?' She
seems to enjoy it."
Growing up in that house,
Eubanks was steeped in music.
His mother, Vera, is an accom-
plished pianist. His uncle, Ray
Bryant, played keyboards with
Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins
and Sonny Robbins. As a boy,
Eubanks thought it was nothing
out of the ordinary to have visitors
such as Sarah Vaughan and Nancy
Wilson singing in the parlor.
"I can't think of a time when I
wasn't engaged in music," he said.
Eubanks
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OpinionTHE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
wEDnEsDAy, ApRiL 21, 2010 www.kAnsAn.com pAGE 9A
T
omorrow is Earth Day, a
national celebration that
began as a grassroots
protest to politically recognize
what was happening to the envi-
ronment. Forty years later the
University and Lawrence com-
munity can celebrate Earth Day
by living a sustainable and Earth-
friendly lifestyle not just tomorrow
but everyday.
From Blue to Green: Conserve
KU, the student division of the
Center for Sustainability, is
leading the Earth Day movement
at the University by sponsoring
more than 20 events that started
last week. The opportunity to
participate culminates tomorrow
with numerous ways to take
part in the celebration. Even just
stopping by between classes can
make a difference.
Tomorrow on the Stauffer-Flint
lawn the Environmental Studies
Capstone Project group will be
sorting through trash accumulated
during one day in Wescoe. The
point is to dig through and weigh
the trash, then separate what
could have been recycled. Anyone
can take the dive into the accumu-
lation of cups, bottles and papers
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a
productive, creative way to help
the environment, which will yield
tangible results.
After the results are in and
there are fewer prominent events
around campus, students can still
help campus become a greener
place. You may have heard these
ideas before, but we wouldnt be
saying it if everyone was already
doing them.
On CAMPus
Dont be the kid who throws
away the newspaper or plastic
bottle when there is a recycling
bin 10 feet away.
When youre the last person
to leave a classroom turn the lights
off, and remind the professor to
shut down the computer and other
equipment.
Use a laptop or recycled spi-
ral notebook to take notes in class.
Take advantage of Earth-
friendly transportation to get to
campus: Walk, ride a bike or take
the bus.
Stop buying bottled water,
and bring reusable containers to
campus for coffee.
Earth Day began at a time when
the green movement was just
beginning. Now, the spirit behind
the celebration needs to permeate
our everyday lives in order to be
effective.
CaitlinThornbrughfor the Kansan
Editorial Board
Celebrate Earth Day this
week, remember it daily
We could all use a
little detoxifcation
S
pring is here and with it
come changes. Some are
good: the blossoming of
beautiful fowers, the end of class-
es and the warm temperatures.
However, some of the changes
also carry bad consequences:
pollen-flled air that causes itchy
eyes and runny noses, and fast-
approaching fnals.
Students dont have the
power to eliminate the aller-
gens or to fast-forward through
fnals. However, we do have the
power to make other changes.
One of the best ways to start is
by spring cleaning. I dont mean
the typical cleaning of closets.
Tis year, focus on cleaning and
detoxifying the body and mind.
Te lives of college students
are-jam packed. If they are lucky,
students may be able to squeeze
in a couple of hours for sleeping.
When it comes to more trivi-
al choices, such as a greasy ham-
burger versus a vegetable-flled
salad, students usually choose
what is easiest. Needless to say,
fast food hamburgers are a popu-
lar choice. When students order
greasy fast-food items, they also
order high sodium and fat. Tese
types of foods increase the risk of
high cholesterol, obesity, malnu-
trition and heart problems.
In addition to the foods stu-
dents pollute their bodies with,
there are the drinks consumed
on weekends. Although drink-
ing can be fun, excessive drinking
harms the body. Dehydration, liv-
er damage and vitamin defciency
are just some consequences.
With summer just around the
corner, spring is the perfect time
to replenish and repair the body.
One way to do this is to eat nour-
ishing, vitamin-rich foods. In-
stead of just grabbing fast food,
take time to grocery shop and
prepare meals. When at a local
market, try to fll the grocery cart
with a variety of foods.
One easy guide to follow is to
try to get foods from every color
in the rainbow: blueberries for
blue, spinach for green, toma-
toes for red, etc. Tis way, the
meal will contain many vitamins
and minerals that are essential in
nourishing the body.
Another important part of de-
toxifying is getting rid of stress.
It is unrealistic to eliminate all
stress. A little stress is even good,
in that it can motivate a person
to crank out tasks. However, ex-
cess stress can cause or intensify
health problems, including in-
somnia, depression and heart
disease.
One way to reduce stress is
to laugh. According to the non-
proft organization HelpGuide.
org, laughter relaxes the muscles
in the body, reduces stress hor-
mones and increases antibodies
that fght illness.
Also participate in physical ex-
ercise. Choose whichever form is
preferable. Some enjoy yoga and
others enjoy running. Physical
exercise releases endorphins into
the body that, as Elle Woods says,
make you happy.
Cleansing the body of high
stress levels and replenishing it
with vitamins and nutrients make
for a healthier and happier col-
lege student. During this fnal
month of school, take some time
from paper-writing, test-taking
and socializing to take care of
yourself.
schwartz is a sophomore from
Leawood in journalism and
spanish.
Cultural values found in food
T
here is a popular Chinese
saying that goes, people
regard food as their prime
want. Growing up in China, I
found this to be true. Chinese
people hold their food in high-
regard and appreciate everything
they eat. When I came to the U.S.,
I was struck by how differently
Americans associate with food.
This led me to believe that under-
standing a culture can start with
understanding its food.
Here, international fast food
is quite a stretch. That sweet and
sour chicken from your favorite
Chinese take-out place? I hate
to admit it, but that is a distant
cousin of real Chinese cuisine. Egg
drop soups, which are features in
Chinese buffets in the U.S., dont
actually appear in our daily menu,
as they are of low nutritional value.
Fortune cookies also dont exist in
China. They are believed to have
been brought to the U.S. by immi-
grants to serve as Chinese dessert
to cater to American eating habits.
If I hadnt studied abroad, I
would never have known how
Chinese food is tweaked in foreign
countries. Because of the wide-
spread influence of globalization,
different cultural elements diffuse
among countries its not even a
surprise to see a Chinese restaurant
in Paris.
In my small hometown of
Macau, I saw what I thought was a
miniature replica of world cuisine.
This wasnt exactly accurate. Many
of the offerings were not tradition-
al, but, instead, had been adapted
to fit the tastes of the Chinese.
The same concept is widespread
in America. Here, the two distinc-
tive flavors in food are saltiness and
sweetness. In an ordinary meal,
there is usually a salad appetizer,
some kind of meat for the main
course and finally a sweet dessert
to wrap it all up.
Chinese meals make use of all
of the tastes: sweet, sour, bitter and
spicy. Rice is the most important
staple food in China. Everyone at
the table has a bowl of rice and
several other dishes to share. We
also have hot soup instead of salad
and dessert.
Flavor isnt really the main point
of traditional Chinese soup; rather,
it is its function. For example, in
summer we make soup that helps
relieve heat in the body. In winter,
we make dishes that keep us warm.
Not to solely criticize the authen-
ticity of Chinese food in America
tweaking food to fit the different
cultures exists everywhere.
The Japanese dont put cream
cheese in sushi, but somehow it
tastes decent with raw fish and
other ingredients. Also, traditional
sushi isnt served as roll all the time
but a piece of raw fish meat on top
of a handful size of sticky rice.
Actually, as long as it tastes good,
crossover doesnt really matter. Just
remember not to naively believe
what you eat means what it is.
Ho is a junior from Macau,
China, in journalism.
ediTOriAL BOArd
inTernATiOnAL
Life in a
Kaleidoscope
By Josie Ho
jho@kansan.com
12%
3%
12%
73%
It should be repealed. All people should be
treated fairly
Indiferent
It is a good policy
It needs to change, but still serves a purpose
Whats your opinion on the
Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy?
OrGAniC HeALTH
Organically
Speaking
By racHel scHwartz
rschwartz@kansan.com
TiPs FOr FindinG AuTHenTiC Cuisines:
If the restaurant is always packed with regu-
lars, it usually means the food is authentic.
In many Chinese restaurants in Kansas, a
secret menu may be hidden. Be bold and ask
for it.
Try to explore new dishes. Delicious surprises
can always be found.
Ask your international friends to be your
guide: they know what is authentic and
whats not.
ARooj KHALID
Yesterdays editorial, Potter Lake dredging needed but could have been avoided, misstated the
amount of money Student Senate approved for the dredging of Potter Lake. Student Senate ap-
proved $58,000. The total cost of the dredging will be $125,000. The Ofce of the Chancellor agreed
to contribute $50,000 and a student-led organization, The Potter Lake Project Group, is committing
$17,000 out of its endowment account.
Editors Note
For more information
about how to help, visit:
conserveku.com and
earthday.org
10A / NEWS / wednesdAy, April 21, 2010 / THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN / kAnsAn.com
cAmpUS
One ticket, 1,000 pennies
BY SAMANTHA COLLINS
editor@kansan.com
One day in March, John Ready
walked into the Parking and
Transit Office, 1501 Irving Hill
Rd., to pay his $10 parking ticket.
He carried with him a bright pink
envelope holding his ticket and
his method of payment a bag
full of 1,000 pennies.
But Ready, a senior from Dallas,
wasnt allowed to pay his ticket
with pennies because a depart-
ment payment policy stated that
fines could not be paid in coins.
Annoyed, Ready decided to take
action to end the policy.
I figured since they wasted
my time giving me this ticket, I
am going to waste theirs, Ready
said. Besides, no one really likes
the parking department.
Ready said he enjoyed stand-
ing up for his rights, especially
when it came to the law. He said
he had always questioned author-
ity to avoid being a victim to the
system.
Ready scoured library books
and searched through govern-
ment websites, including the U.S.
Treasurys, where he discovered
that he had the legal right to pay
his debt in coins, even in pen-
nies.
Ready emailed Donna Hultine,
director of KU Parking and
Transit, to discuss his findings.
Let them know that there are
consequences for making you
wait. And youll find things will
happen quicker, Ready said.
Part of this I did just to be an
asshole. But its still really funny.
After seven messages between
the two, Hultine let Ready pay his
ticket in pennies.
She said the process was fairly
painless for the department.
He is definitely a very per-
sistent person, Hultine said. I
cant imagine that other students
would want to pay in pennies,
though. Theyd need to consider
how much time they want to
spend on counting them out.
Ready said he did not think
the two weeks spent researching
and fighting the policy was time
wasted, because he helped change
a policy that could help other
students in the future.
The parking department no
longer has a policy that prevents
students from paying in coins.
Legal precedent has been set;
they let me do it, Ready said.
Now they have to let everyone
else do it.
Edited by Katie Blankenau
Howard Ting/KANSAN
John Ready, a senior fromDallas, paid his $10 parking ticket fromthe KU Parking Department with 1,000 pennies this semester. Ready was
initially turned away by the Parking Department but found legislation prohibiting policies against paying this type of fee in change.
HEALTH
BY EMILY MCCOY
emccoy@kansan.com
For some, lights may be out on
sunbeds.
Eager to find help for her chronic
acne Emily Willis, now the owner
of Sun of a Beach Tanning Salon,
located in the Kansas Union, began
using a tanning bed at the age of
14.
I tried a lot of different treat-
ments, Willis
said. But tan-
ning seemed to
be the only thing
to help.
Soon, younger
tanners may no
longer be able to
use tanning beds.
In late March
the General and
Plastic Surgery
Devices Panel of
the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) proposed prohibiting anyone
under the age of 18 or anyone with
very pale skin from using indoor
tanning beds.
Kansas currently prohibits any-
one under the age of 14 from tan-
ning, but anyone between ages 14
and 18 can tan with parental con-
sent, depending on the salon.
Sun of a Beach already requires
people under the age of 18 to be
accompanied by a parent to use a
tanning bed. Willis said because
few of her clients were under 18 she
didnt think her business would be
significantly harmed if the FDAs
proposals were approved.
The panel also voted to raise the
risk classification of tanning beds.
Currently, tanning beds have a Class
I designation, the least severe classi-
fication. Opinions were still divided
on whether or not to increase the
classification to Class II or Class III.
These restrictions would come in
addition to a tanning tax imposed
as part of health care reform legisla-
tion. This law will require businesses
to charge a 10 percent tax on use of
tanning beds beginning in July.
Lee Bittenbender, a dermatolo-
gist with the Dermatology Center
of Lawrence, said he supported the
FDAs recommendations.
The more stringent the restric-
tions on tanning, the better,
Bittenbender said.
Bittenbender said people seemed
to be more knowledgeable about the
effects of tanning now than when he
began business more than 30 years
ago. However, he said there were
still misconceptions about tanning,
especially among young people.
People ask, How can I tan
s a f e l y ?
Bittenbender
said. Lets get
that straight.
If your skin is
tanned, it is,
by definition,
damaged.
Accordi ng
to the
A m e r i c a n
Academy of
Dermatology,
more than 30 million Americans
use tanning beds each year. The
World Health Organization (WHO)
links the popularity of indoor tan-
ning to increased incidences of skin
cancer, which is the most common
type of cancer.
In addition to elevating a per-
sons risk for skin cancer, the use of
tanning beds is also linked to skin
aging, eye damage and other nega-
tive health effects, such as suppres-
sion of the immune system.
Heidi Zarda, a junior from
Shawnee, started tanning her fresh-
man year of high school. By the time
she got her drivers license, she was
tanning nearly every day. Zarda said
she knew the risks associated with
tanning, but continued anyway.
It wasnt until last year that Zarda
said she realized tan skin wasnt
worth sacrificing health. She now
supports banning people under the
age of 18 from tanning, because
they may not look at the long-term
picture.
Skin cancer is one type of cancer
that we can try to prevent, Zarda
said.
Much of the medical community
has met the FDAs recommenda-
tions with support. However, some
argue that the benefits of tanning
are being overlooked.
John Overstreet, media director
of the Indoor Tanning Association,
said he was concerned with the
effects the proposals would have on
both businesses and people. He said
tanning salons played constructive
roles by providing advice, particu-
larly to individuals with paler skin
tones.
If you do it the right way, there
arent problems, Overstreet said.
Overstreet said that if people
were banned from sunbeds they
would most likely go outside to
tan. He said this could increase
their risks of burning because they
wouldnt receive suggestions from
salon experts on how much expo-
sure may be appropriate for their
skin tones.
According to the World Health
Organization, there are rare cases
where specific ailments, includ-
ing psoriasis and dermatitis, can
be relieved by tanning. Even with
these conditions, the use of sun-
beds should only be done with close
medical supervision, Bittenbender
said.
Bittenbender said he occasion-
ally recommended sun exposure as
treatment to a very small group of
people. He said he was cautious in
advising tanning and was concerned
about sending mixed signals.
Willis, who opened her salon in
2008, said people should acknowl-
edge the risks involved with tan-
ning. However, she said individuals
should be able to decide if they want
to go tanning or not.
Its a choice, what we do to our
bodies, whether its drinking alcohol
or smoking, Willis said.
Sun of a Beach also offers
spray tanning, an alternative that
Bittenbender said could help people
achieve a tanned look without nega-
tive consequences.
Many young people figure
theyre immortal, Bittenbender
said. But if you really want to look
as good as you can for as long as you
can, you shouldnt tan.
Edited by Kirsten Hudson
Student asserts his legal right to pay parking ticket in change
FDA proposes keeping
minors from tanning beds
People ask, How can I
tan safely? ... If your skin
is tanned, it is, by defni-
tion, damaged.
lee BittenBender
dermatologist
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With a rivalry as big as Kansas and Mis-
souri's, its only ftting that the venue host-
ing the game is even larger.
For the third straight year Kaufman
Stadium will host the Border Showdown,
where the Jayhawks (23-14-1, 5-6-1) are
2-0, including a 7-3 victory against the Ti-
gers last season.
Its defnitely fun, senior second base-
man Robby Price said. Its a great at-
mosphere, great experience to go down
there, and then theres the rivalry.
Because Big 12 teams can only play
three conference games against one anoth-
er during the regular season, the contest is
a non-conference matchup. Te Jayhawks
and Tigers will play their three-game se-
ries on the weekend of May 7.
Tonights game might be a non-con-
ference afair, but the rivalry is as impas-
sioned as ever.
Coach Ritch Price said that on his frst
visit to Columbia he was unprepared for
the rowdy fans and hostile atmosphere.
Youve only got to play one series and
then afer that youre a Jayhawk for life, he
said. Its personal.
Echoing the sentiments of his coach,
sophomore frst baseman Zac Elgie said
his frst taste of the Border Showdown was
greater than he imagined.
I remember going there last year, and
when I frst walked in I was kind of in
awe, Elgie said.
S
teven Johnson, a junior line-
backer from Pennsylvania, left
practice Monday with a smile
on his face, just like most of the other
players. Its spring, the sun is out and
the spirits of the players are higher
than ever. But Johnson may be the
most joyful of them all.
Its the most free Ive felt in a long
time, since like my senior year of high
school, Johnson said after practice.
Johnson wasnt talking about playing
in the new system coach Turner Gill
implemented. He was talking about
his knee.
Johnsons story represents the over-
all mood of the Kansas football team
right now.
The frame of a team rebuilding
from a harsh leader has fallen by the
wayside, just like
Johnsons right
knee brace.
Johnson suf-
fered a career
threatening injury
in high school
while running a
deep fly pattern
as a wide receiver
in Media, Pa. But
Kansas looked past the injury and
gave him a chance to walk-on in
2008.
He had to play all of his freshman
year with an ACL brace, similar to the
ones linemen wear, and still almost
got the job as a starting outside line-
backer. Then he was able to upgrade
to a lighter knee brace in 2009, but
the restriction of movement remained
and he only picked up nine tackles in
10 games.
Now Johnsons knee has been let
loose.
Sometimes I come out and run
on the field and I feel like Im miss-
ing something, Johnson said. Im
so used to wearing stuff on my legs.
I feel like Im missing my girdle, my
knee pads or something. Now I just
come out here and feel free.
And Johnsons performance in
spring practice has shown that
unbound potential. He is now play-
ing with the first group of linebackers
consisting of himself, senior Justin
Springer from Los Fresnos, Texas,
and freshman Josh Richardson from
Dublin, Ohio.
Although a depth chart hasnt been
set, at this point in spring practice it
looks as though this group of three
will be the hitting power of Kansas
defense.
The brace that came off Johnsons
knee and the fresh leadership of
Kansas football made for a spring
practice that the team desperately
needed.
Johnson said that after practice
coaches in the past would get on play-
ers backs in a way that could nega-
tively affect them mentally, but that it
was different now.
They tell you when you do
wrong, Johnson said. But they get
on you the right way so you can pick
yourself up and keep moving on.
It is the quintessential spring
rebirth: the beginning of a new pro-
gram and the beginning of a bright
future for Johnson who aims to con-
tinue to impress coaches in the Spring
Game Saturday.
Edited by Kirsten Hudson
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
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Club team caps perfect season with victory against Missouri. Campus Corner | 2B
Lacrosse team fnishes 13-0
New start
for football
leadership
and player
UP neXt
Kansas vs. missouri
WHen: 6:30 p.m.
WHere: Kaufman Stadium,
Kansas City, Mo.
BY NicolAs RoEslER
nroesler@kansan.com
Johnson
Kansas 11, Benedictine 2
FootBall
Jayhawks bat down Ravens
Freshman focuses on details to prepare for fall
BY JAYsoN JENks
jjenks@kansan.com
During every practice this
spring, a familiar message is
preached to one of Kansas offen-
sive linemen.
Sometimes, Kansas coaches
harp on footwork or the use of
hands. Other times, theyll holler
to lower pad level.
Either way, not a practice goes
by without freshman left tackle
Tanner Hawkinson hearing those
commands.
Every day, every minute,
every second of every day, offen-
sive line coach J.B. Grimes said,
those are things that he can
affect as a player fundamentally
to make himself better. And they
have nothing to do with how
much he bench presses.
On an experienced offensive
line that will return every starter
from last season, Hawkinson per-
haps possesses the most potential.
After all, he was named All-Big
12 Honorable Mention in his first
season as an offensive lineman.
Yet Hawkinson still has plenty
of room to improve before the
start of next
season, and
much of that
work centers
on the techni-
cal aspects of
the offensive
line.
At 6-foot-6,
290 pounds,
Hawkinson is
considered undersized for a left
tackle in the Big 12.
In that case, instead of simply
overpowering defensive linemen,
the more agile Hawkinson must
focus on the games intricacies,
such as proper positioning of his
hands and feet.
You can get them stronger,
but its hard to make them quick-
er and faster, Grimes said. Its
like coaching them tall. Its hard
to coach them tall. You just cant
do that.
Recruited as a tight end out of
high school, Hawkinson arrived
at Kansas weighing 243 pounds.
He then moved to defensive end
before finally settling in as a left
tackle.
That background as a tight end
he caught 30 passes for 500
yards as a senior is one shared
by many successful offensive
tackles, including former Kansas
lineman and current Houston
Texan Adrian Jones.
Over the years, since Ive been
coaching offensive linemen, some
of the better guys weve had were
tight ends in high school, said
Grimes, who started as an offen-
sive line coach in 1977.
In his first season at left tackle
last year, Hawkinson consistently
weighed around 285 pounds a
drastic jump from his days as a
tight end. Many of the rest of the
Big 12s offensive tackles tipped
the scales weighing at least 300
pounds.
Still, Hawkinson rarely showed
up in a negative light, and he
earned Freshman All-American
honors from the Sporting
News and the Football Writers
Association of America.
Hes a natural fit, sophomore
center Jeremiah Hatch said. Last
year it wasnt his natural posi-
tion. He had a bumpy road, but
he also did good last year. Not to
criticize last year, but now hes got
it down pat.
Even now, in need of add-
ing more bulk to his frame,
Hawkinson appears noticeably
bigger from a season ago.
He said he felt more comfort-
able with the added weight this
season.
Looking from now to where
I was last year, I just feel like Ive
grown into my body, Hawkinson
said. I had to gain the weight so
quick last year.
In the meantime, Grimes
said,Hawkinson must sharpen his
fundamentals in order to make
up for his lack of girth.
Grimes, who repeatedly
praised Hawkinsons athleticism,
listed the proper use of hands,
footwork and keeping a low pad
level as areas Hawkinson could
use to offset any lack of weight
or strength.
You can make a difference
with technique and fundamentals
to help a guy like that, Grimes
said. But like I said, you cant
coach them fast and quick.
Edited by Megan Heacock
Hawkinson
Sophomore rocks
pitching, collects
two home runs
BY BEN WARD
bward@kansan.com
twitter.com/bm_dub
The wide grin seen on Zac Elgies face
as he rounded the bases and slapped
hands with teammates was evidence
enough of the kind of night he had at
the plate.
The sophomore first baseman went
2-for-3 with two home runs as Kansas
(23-14-1, 5-6-1) cruised past Benedictine
11-2.
Much was expected of Elgie heading
into the season, but he got off to a rough
offensive start going 3-for-31, and only
recently began swinging the bat well.
Elgie said that of the many adjust-
ments hed made to break out of his
slump, the most important was to his
confidence.
The main thing is youve just got to
be comfortable, and I think Ive finally
gotten it to a point with my approach
and my physical adjustments that Im
starting to get real comfortable, he said.
The Jayhawks let the Ravens hang
around for the first three innings with
the score tied at one run apiece. Then
Elgie came to bat in the fourth.
Elgie ripped a sharp line drive that
cleared the fence in left by only a few
feet, making the score 3-1 in favor of
Kansas.
And the next one left no doubt.
With two outs in the seventh, Elgie
blasted the third pitch deep over the
trees in left and quickly jogged around
the bases.
Even though youre playing a non-
Division I game, the fact that he crushed
two balls is a huge step forward for him,
coach Ritch Price said.
The Jayhawks scored two more runs
in the fifth inning on an RBI single by
Jimmy Waters and a sacrifice fly from
Elgie. Then, in the eighth inning Kansas
capitalized on two Benedictine errors
and smacked four hits to score five runs,
putting the game out of reach.
Price said the progress that Elgie had
made at the plate meant the sophomore
would be in the lineup tomorrow against
Missouri, where he needed to prove
himself.
Hes got to do it against somebody
good, Price said.
Elgie, still smiling after the game, said
he felt good about his effort and was
ready for his next opportunity.
To go out there and feel good about
going into the Missouri game tomorrow
and then coming home for the week-
end, hopefully it can change my season
around, he said.
Edited by Drew Anderson
Mike Gunnoe/KANSAN
Sophomore frst baseman Zac Elgie celebrates with teammates after blasting a two-run home run. Elgie had two home runs and four RBIs.
Border Showdown heads to Kaufman Stadium
Freshman thomas taylor
Non-conference matchup or not, tonights game marks
Taylors frst start against a Big 12 opponent. Taylor has been
sharp of late. He notched a career-high eight strikeouts in a
victory against Missouri State on April 13 and two-thirds of an
inning of scoreless relief in Sundays victory against Nebraska.
Taylor will need to continue to get ahead of batters by throw-
ing frst-pitch strikes and limit his walks to replicate his recent
success.
The good thing is, Taylor is a completely diferent guy than
he was four weeks ago, coach Ritch Price said. Now hes starting
to command his fastball and mix in his breaking ball. Its a big
game for him.
Taylor
Player to watch
SEE baseball oN pAGE 3b
D
ell Curry, former NBA player
and current commentator for
the Charlotte Bobcats broad-
casts, usually gets one vote every season
for his choice of Rookie of the Year. But
not this year.
Not when his own son posted 17.5
points, 5.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds
in his rookie campaign and somehow
managed to look good on one of the
most dysfunctional teams in the league.
Stephen Curry, a sharp-shooting
point guard for the Golden State
Warriors, is one of three front-runners
for the Rookie of the Year Award.
His father Dell has been deprived
of his vote for Rookie of the Year this
season. The NBA claims that Dell would
undoubtedly vote for his son and skew
the vote.
At first glance, that seems fairly
reasonable. Dell has to be proud of his
son and would seemingly want nothing
more than to see Stephens hardware
start piling up this year.
But whos to say that Dell wont
vote for other worthy candidates
such as Sacramentos Tyreke Evans or
Milwaukees Brandon Jennings?
Here are some reasons why Dell
might vote elsewhere:
nIt wouldnt be far-fetched to say
that only fellas named James, Wade and
Durant can get to the hoop better than
Evans.
nYeah, Jennings dropped 55 on
Stephens Warriors earlier in the season
and led the Bucks to the playoffs. But
have you seen Jennings fade?
nWhile at Davidson College,
Stephen couldnt beat eventual cham-
pion Kansas in the Elite Eight. Despite
pouring in 25 points, he only shot 9-25.
nDell could still be upset that he
was never voted Rookie of the Year, but
just Sixth Man of the Year later in his
career.
nThere had to have been that one
time when baby Steph just wouldnt stop
crying in a public setting.
It would be unjust to strip a com-
mentator of one of the few rights that he
possesses. The league should allow Dell
to vote for Rookie of the Year. He might
look past his sons second-to-third-place
season and actually vote for the deserv-
ing Evans.
MUSIC FROM THE VAULTS
In honor of all of this rookie talk, the
Brew will break down five great rookie
albums that have never been touched
by previous Vaults (sorry Illmatic and
Velvets & Nico fans).
5. Love Forever Changes
A hippy classic from 1967, the sum-
mer of love, Andmoreagain is simply
one the best tracks of the decade, but
Arthur Lees band is widely forgotten.
4. Talking Heads Talking Heads
77
This artsy, street-accessible debut was
just the beginning of consistent excel-
lence in unparalleled pop and funk.
No one can mirror a young and kooky
David Byrne.
3. De La Soul 3 Feet High and
Rising
Hip-hoppers with thick-rimmed
glasses instead of chains and ice ushered
in the Daisy Age. The 1989 classic
sparked an alternative wave of rap and
hip-hop that is still around.
2. Miles Davis Birth of the Cool
The man who defined cool wasnt yet
experimenting with funk or rock and
roll in 1956. Instead, this is a more con-
ventional Miles piece played at a level so
supreme, its untouchable.
1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Are You Experienced?
The world formally met the greatest
guitarist that ever lived on August 1,
1967. This album was his most well-
rounded and featured an astonishing
mix of blues, pop and psychedelic rock.
Guitar playing would never be the same.
Edited by Katie Blankenau
2B / SPORTS / Wednesday, april 21, 2010 / THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN / kansan.com
Dad cant vote for sons award
MORNINg BREw
By Max RothMan
mrothman@kansan.com
QUOTE OF THE DAY
They asked me to shoot jumpers
and i did that -- over and over
and over and over and over and
over and over again.
LeBron James on his willingness to shoot
jump shots when prodded by the Chicago
bench
FACT OF THE DAY
kirk Hinrich is averaging 40
minutes a game in two playof
games, almost seven minutes
more than his season average.
Source: NBA.com
TRIVIA OF THE DAY
Q: in what playofs did Hinrich
record his highest scoring aver-
age?
A: The 2005 playofs. He aver-
aged 21.2 points per game in
six games. He is averaging just
6.5 points per game in his two
playofs games so far.
NBA.com
THIS wEEK IN
kansas aTHleTics
Baseball
vs. missouri at
kaufman stadium,
kansas city, mo., 7 p.m.
TODAY
SCORES
NBA Basketball:
atlanta 96, milwaukee 86
atlanta leads 2-0
miami 77, Boston 106
Boston leads 2-0
portland, phoenix, late
portland leads 1-0
oklahoma city, la lakers, late
los angeles leads 1-0
MLB Baseball:
colorado 10, Washington 4
milwaukee 8, pittsburgh 1
Toronto 4, kansas city3
Texas 6, Boston 7
philadelphia 3, atlanta 4 (10)
los angleles (nl) 9, cincinnati 11
new york (nl) 4, chicago 0
Florida 5, Houston 7
Tampa Bay 1, chicago (al) 4
cleveland 1, minnesota 5
st. louis, arizona, late
detroit, los angeles (al), late
new york (al), oakland, late
san Francisco, san diego, late
Baltimore, seattle, late
THURSDAY
Softball
at nebraska, 5 p.m.
Track & Field
at drake relays/penn
relays, TBa
FRIDAY
Tennis
vs. Texas Tech, 2 p.m.
Baseball
vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m.
womens golf
at Big 12
championships
norman, okla., all day
Track & Field
at drake relays/penn
relays, TBa
Mens golf
at Big 12
championship, Trinity,
Texas, all day
SATURDAY
womens soccer
at minnesota, 11:15 a.m.
Football
at spring Game, 1 p.m.
womens soccer
vs. iowa in minneapolis,
minn., 2 p.m.
Baseball
vs. Texas Tech, 6 p.m.
Softball
vs. Texas Tech, 6 p.m.
womens golf
at Big 12
championships,
norman, okla., TBa
womens rowing
at minnesota, st. paul,
minn. TBa
Mens golf
at Big 12
championships, Trinity,
Texas, TBa
SUNDAY
womens tennis
at minnesota, 11:15 a.m.
Softball
vs. Texas Tech, 12 p.m.
Baseball
vs. Texas Tech, 1 p.m.
Mens golf
at Big 12
championships, Trinity,
Texas, TBa
womens golf
at Big 12
championships,
norman, okla., TBa
CAMPUS
O
R
N
E
R
Club swimming
places in Top 10
The swimming club placed
in the Top 10 for combined
team scores, womens team
scores and mens team scores
in the american swimming
associations collegiate
national championships this
past weekend.
The club few 29 swimmers
to compete in nationals in
atlanta, Ga. and came away
with an eighth place fnish of
154.5 total points.
There was some pretty
good competition there,
Wilson yip, a junior from
Wichita, said. We performed
as expected for how much we
practice.
The team only practices
twice a week. according to
yip, some other schools prac-
tice all week.
one of the best events for
the team was the mens 400-
yard relay. The mens a team
placed fourth with a time of
3:47.33, and earned 14 points.
in the same race, the mens
B team came in eighth with
a time of 3:55.88 and earned
six points. This gave the men
a 20-point total for this single
event, which propelled them
to a sixth place fnish for their
combined team score of 105
points.
one of the standout
womens performances came
from senior Jordan keglovits.
she earned a combined total
of 29.5 points in fve of her
individual races. This does not
include the other points
she helped earn in relay
races. The womens team
placed eighth with a total
of 49.5 points.
Nicolas Roseler
KU lacrosse team
ends season 13-0
The club lacrosse team
knocked of dana college
(Blair, neb.) 17-12 and missouri
14-9, winning the central
plains Womens lacrosse
league in st. louis saturday.
missouri pulled within one
goal after 3:34 during the
second half of the champion-
ship, but kansas scored fve
unanswered goals during the
next six minutes, opening up
a 13-7 lead that it wouldnt
relinquish.
This is the second con-
secutive title for kansas after
beating arkansas in 2009. The
Jayhawks fnished this season
undefeated at 13-0. Their
23-game winning streak is the
longest in the nation among
U.s. lacrosses Womens divi-
sion intercollegiate associate
teams.
kansas had the top fve
point-scorers in the south divi-
sion of the league this season.
Brooke carney, a freshman
from cherry Hills Village, colo.,
led the way with 30 goals this
season.
Clark Goble
Notre Dame QB will
be wild card in draft
picture Jimmy clausen in a jokers
hat. if there is a wild card in the frst
round of the draft, it is the notre
dame quarterback.
no one disputes that clausen will
be the second quarterback selected.
But no one knows where the second
quarterback will go.
He could go as high as no. 4 to the
redskins, though that would be a
surprise. if he slips past the 49ers at
13 or 17 (they have two frst-round
picks), he could fall near the bottom
of the frst round, perhaps to the
30th spot where the Vikings could
use him as a young apprentice or
retirement insurance policy for Brett
Favre.
McClatchy-Tribune
NBA
Hawks defeat Bucks
96-86 in game two
aTlanTa With Joe Johnson
and high-fying Josh smith
leading the way, the atlanta
Hawks avoided another Game 2
letdown.
Johnson took control in the
fourth quarter to fnish of a
27-point efort, smith fnished
one assist shy of a triple-double
and the Hawks ran away from
the pesky but outmanned mil-
waukee Bucks for a 96-86 victory
Tuesday.
They'll head to milwaukee on
saturday night with a com-
manding 2-0 lead, the frst time
they've won the frst two in a
best-of-seven series since 1970.
Associated Press
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
The KU womens lacrosse club teamtakes a victory pose after defeating Missouri in the Central Plains Womens Lacrosse
League in St. Louis Saturday. The Jayhawks fnished their season 13-0, adding to their 23-game winning streak.
Royals lose by one
against Blue Jays
TORONTO Vernon Wells
homered, John Buck drove in
the go-ahead run with an infeld
single and the Toronto Blue Jays
beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3
Tuesday night.
Wells went 3-for-4 with two
doubles and scored twice, raising
his average to .364.
Shawn Camp (1-0) pitched 1 2-3
innings of relief for the victory as
Toronto won its ninth consecutive
home series against the Royals.
Kansas City has lost four of fve
overall.
Jason Frasor worked the eighth
and Kevin Gregg fnished for his
fourth save before a crowd of only
10,565.
Adam Lind's sacrifce fy gave
Toronto a 1-0 lead after one but
the Royals answered with two in
the second. Jason Kendall extend-
ed his hitting streak to 13 games
with an RBI single and Mitch Maier
hit a sacrifce fy.
The Royals took a 3-1 lead with
an unearned run in the third.
Leadof hitter Willie Bloomquist
went to second on a felding error
by third baseman Jose Bautista
and scored two outs later on
Alberto Callaspo's RBI double.
Wells cut it to 3-2 in the fourth
with a one-out homer of the
facing of the third deck in left, his
seventh.
Toronto chased Kyle Davies
(1-1) with a two-run seventh.
Wells led of with a double to left
and Lyle Overbay followed with a
double to center that landed on
the warning track, just beyond the
reach of Rick Ankiel.
Josh Rupe came on for Davies
after Bautista and Buck each hit an
infeld single, making it 4-3. Buck's
hit, a slow grounder down the
third base line, snapped a 0-for-15
slump.
Associated Press
KANSAN.COM / THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN / WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010 / SPORTS / 3B
BaseBall (continued from 1a)
Like Robby Price, junior third
baseman Tony Tompson has a
broader perspective on facing the
Tigers because he has faced them
numerous times in his career.
Tompson said that this seasons
frst matchup, conference game
or not, was about making a state-
ment.
Teyre going to come here in a
couple weeks and we want to show
them that we mean business, he
said.
Tough he stressed the impor-
tance of simply getting a victory
tonight, Tompson admitted that
taking the Border Showdown to a
Major League venue such as Kauf-
man made the occasion that much
sweeter.
Tats where everybody wants
to be, he said. Tats where weve
wanted to be since we were little
kids.
Edited by Taylor Bern
Weston White/KaNsaN FIle PHOTO
Senior second baseman Robby Price turns a double play against Missouri in the Border Showdown at Kaufman Stadiumlast season. Kansas enters
tonight's contest with a 2-0 record in non-conference games against the Tigers, including a 7-3 victory last season.
NBA
MLB
celtics defeat Heat with ease
despite the absence of Garnett
AssociAted Press
BOSTON The Boston Celtics
didn't miss Kevin Garnett at all,
not the way Glen Davis filled in
to lead them to a 106-77 victory
over the Miami Heat on Tuesday
night and a 2-0 lead in their playoff
series.
With Garnett serving a one-
game suspension for elbowing
Quentin Richardson in Game 1,
Davis started and had 23 points
and eight rebounds, going aggres-
sively to the basket to grab missed
shots and draw fouls.
The Heat took a 29-25 lead
on a dunk by Jermaine O'Neal.
But the Celtics used a 44-8 surge
over the next 16 minutes to go
ahead 69-37, capped by one of Ray
Allen's five 3-pointers in the third
quarter. Allen led the Celtics with
25 points, while Dwyane Wade
scored 29 for the Heat.
Game 3 is Friday night in
Miami.
Tempers stayed under control
throughout the game, just three
days after a skirmish with 40 sec-
onds left in Boston's 85-76 victory
led to Garnett's suspension with-
out pay and Richardson's $25,000
fine. Garnett was hovering over
teammate Paul Pierce, who had
fallen near the Miami bench after
hurting his shoulder.
Garnett held off Richardson as
he came up from behind. They then
exchanged words before the elbow
hit the Heat forward in the face.
Garnett wasn't allowed in TD
Garden, but made a prerecorded
appearance on the scoreboard
above midcourt during a timeout
after the Celtics scored 19 straight
points to take a 44-29 lead with
2:56 left in the first half.
He encouraged the fans and
when the scoreboard followed with
a "Let's Get Loud" message, they
raised their voices.
Richardson was booed almost
every time he touched the ball.
In the opener, the Heat led
61-47 with 7:03 left in the third
quarter. Then Boston outscored
them 34-10 to go ahead 81-71 with
1:46 to go in the game.
The Celtics started their spurt a
lot earlier Tuesday.
Trailing by four after O'Neal's
dunk with 10:10 left in the sec-
ond quarter, Boston got started
on a 3-pointer by Michael Finley.
It took the lead for good on a
3-pointer by Allen.
Then rarely used Shelden
Williams, substituting for Davis,
hit a field goal. Davis made two
straight baskets, Allen connected
on another 3-pointer, Pierce sank
two free throws and Allen got a
layup. Davis followed with two
free throws, giving the Celtics 21
straight points.
Miami finally broke through
on a 21-foot jumper by Michael
Beasley. That made it 46-31 with
2:07 left in the half.
The Celtics have won the last
three games they played against
the Heat without Garnett.
When Garnett, known as the
"Big Ticket," missed last year's
playoffs with a knee injury, Davis
called himself the "Ticket Stub."
He proved to be a very capable
replacement, playing in all 14
games and averaging 15.8 points
and 5.6 rebounds.
The Heat did accomplish one
goal, cutting down on their 22
turnovers in the opener. They had
just 13 Tuesday.
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Kerry Meiers brother dies in
Arkansas hiking accident
ObITUARY
AssociAted Press
MANHATTAN Former
Kansas State quarterback Dylan
Meier, a member of a promi-
nent Kansas football family,
has died in a hiking accident in
Arkansas.
The school said authorities in
Newton County, Ark., reported
that Meier died Monday after
a fall at Whitaker Point, also
known as Hawksbill Craig.
A spokesman at the University
of Kansas said Dylans younger
brother, Kerry Meier, was one of
several family members who were
also on the hiking trip. Kerry
was a record-breaking all-Big 12
wide receiver for the Jayhawks
and is awaiting this weeks NFL
draft.
The Meier
family of
Pi t t s b u r g ,
Kan., is
wel l-known
throughout
the state.
O l d e r
b r o t h e r
Shad Meier played tight end for
Kansas State from 1997 to 2000
and had a six-year career in the
NFL, mostly with the Tennessee
Titans.
Dylan Meier, 26, started the
first five games at quarterback
for Kansas State his senior sea-
son in 2006 before Josh Freeman
took over the position.
Altogether, he started 11
games at quarterback for the
Wildcats and threw for 2,287
yards and 12 touchdowns.
He was a member of Kansas
States 2003 Big 12 champion-
ship team.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder
said Tuesday the Wildcats would
dedicate their spring game on
Saturday to Meier, who was also
an academic all-Big 12.
Dylan was an absolutely
unbelievable young man in all
the right ways, Snyder said. He
was a leader in our program
and was mature well beyond
his years. He possessed all the
intrinsic values that make one
successful and guided others in
that same direction. His spirit
and passion for life, adventure
and for others will live on in the
hearts and minds of all of us that
he touched.
Before the spring game,
Meier will be honored with a
video tribute and a moment of
silence.
The K-State family will
all miss Dylan and remember
him fondly, said Kansas State
Athletic Director John Currie.
I did not have the good for-
tune to know him personally,
but the wonderful things Ive
heard about him and the reac-
tion to this sad event leads me
to believe he was an outstand-
ing person and leader and will
always be remembered as a part
of the K-State family.
meier
Taking a breather
Daniel Johnson/KANSAN
Chad Davis, a sophomore fromOverland Park, competes in the 1650-yard race. The members of the swimclub placed in the Top 10 for mens and
womens events last weekend at the American Swimming Associations Collegiate National Champtionships.
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