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Emily Willis knows a thing or
two about getting women ready for
the spotlight.
Even with a busy schedule as
the owner of Salon Hawk, located
on the third floor of the Kansas
Union, Willis finds time to style
some high-profile clients. Models
from Playboy Magazine, Maxim
Magazine and CoverGirl Cosmetics
have sought Willis expertise in
hair extensions.
Ive had people come from all
over, Willis said. I had one girl
who traveled back and forth from
Egypt come into the salon and get
Many of Willis clients hear
about her through friends or co-
Debbie Green, a Salon Hawk
client, said, Her mother was doing
my mother-in-laws hair and she
said, You know, my daughter does
that, and convinced me to try it.
Willis said that networking also
brings clients into the salon.
A lot of models are given allow-
ances and are put in charge of
deciding where to go, Willis said.
Theyll hear about me through
word-of-mouth. In other cases, if a
person is coming to me for medical
reasons like hair loss, then usually
that comes from a doctors refer-
Although recommendations
may first bring clients to Salon
Hawk, its Willis work ethic that
keeps them coming back.
When dealing with the public,
personality is half of the battle,
Joda Doudna, former Salon Hawk
owner, said,
Willis said she had a set formula
to help her arrive at a fair price for
the extensions.
It varies from person to per-
son, Willis said. Some people just
want body, some people are want-
ing length and body.
Generally, it takes two hours for
Willis to complete the extensions.
Another selling point to Willis
business is that she uses keratin
protein bonds.
My bonds are the only kind in
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Group personal ftness ofers students the chance get direct advice
from a KU trainer, while working out with friends. HEALTH| 2A
New ftness program has
the best of both worlds
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Seventy-eight percent of students returned for a second year in 2008. CAMPUS | 3A
Ku aims for less dropouts
Rock that body
Lifting lighter might pay of
Lifting heavy weights may not be
necessary to build large muscles or
get a good workout after all.
A new study published by
kinesiologists at McMaster
University in Canada found that it
could be just as useful to use lighter
weights and do repetitions until
muscles are tired.
The study compared samples of
muscles from two groups of men.
The first group did leg lifts using
a weight that was 90 percent of
their best lift; the second group
used a weight that was 30 percent
of their best lift. The participants
in both groups benefited from the
exercises. However, after comparing
muscle samples, the individuals in
the second group gained slightly
more muscle.
Personal trainers at the Ambler
Student Recreation Center met the
results with skepticism, however.
Personal trainer Ehren Guntert
said the amount of weight an
individual should work out with
depends on the persons fitness
Guntert, who has been a
personal trainer at the recreation
center for six years, said that it was
better to use lighter weights with
more repetitions if an individual
was trying to lose weight. Guntert
stressed, however, that if people
were trying to build muscle, they
should use heavier weights with
fewer repetitions.
Using heavier weight is more
of a body-sculpting tool, Guntert
said. Lower weights can be used
to produce
more of a
Jon Denning,
a n o t h e r
personal trainer
at the recreation
center, said
exercising with
a lighter load
of weights
could produce
results, but not if exercisers did it
all the time.
If you only used lighter loads,
your body will adapt to this type
of workout very quickly, Denning
said. So in order to keep your
body guessing, you must also work
out with heavier, more challenging
When Denning exercises, he said
he preferred lifting a combination
of heavier and lighter weights
and then adjusting the number of
repetitions accordingly.
I feel this type of training works
the body in a way that allows
for both increased strength and
increased endurance, Denning
said. This type of training is
also very taxing and there will be
an increased number of calories
being burned,
so alongside the
right diet, this
type of training
can lead to a
higher rate of
fat loss.
Riley Judy,
a senior from
Shawnee, said
he follows an
exercise routine
similar to
Usually if Im trying to bulk up
and put more muscle on me, Ill use
heavier weights with lower reps,
Judy said. Thats what they tend to
say works. But if I want my muscles
to get more stamina, then I do
more reps and lower weights.
A recent study suggests that exercising with heavier
weights doesnt necessarily result in more muscle gain.
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Elizabeth Ault, a graduate student fromTopeka, works with trainer Ehren Guntert Monday at the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center. Personal
trainers at the ftness center met McMaster Universitys stud with skepticism.
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Salon Hawk attracts celebrity clients
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Salon Hawk owner Emily Wilis attaches a hair extension to Debbie Green of Lawrence Tuesday morning in the Kansas Union. Green said she is a
regular customer of the salon, scheduling an appointment about once a month.
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Understand money
now to keep it later
At a hearing Monday at the
Dole Institutes of Politics, Rep.
Dennis Moore said improved
financial literacy among
Americans is essential to pre-
venting a second financial crisis.
The House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Oversight and
Investigations held the hearing as
part of its End of Excess series
that it organized to examine key
issues uncovered by the financial
crisis. Mondays hearing, titled
Empowering Consumers: Can
Financial Literacy Education
Prevent Another Financial
Crisis? was the third and final
hearing of the series.
Will financial literacy, on
its own, pre-
vent the next
financial cri-
sis? asked
Moore, chair-
man of the
subcommi t -
tee. Perhaps
not, but I
know if we
dont do a
better job
p r o mo t i n g
financial education, that will
only increase the likelihood of
another crisis.
Eleven witnesses, including
state officials, educators and a
recent KU graduate, presented
written testimonies on financial
literacy programs from across
the state.
The educational programs
ranged from stock market simu-
lation games for K-12 students
to financial classes available
to parents and married cou-
ples. Almost all 11 testimonies
emphasized continued financial
literacy education from child-
hood through adulthood.
There is a lack of under-
standing of our financial system
out in the country, Moore said.
It would be a great gift to future
generations in this country if we
educate our children and grand-
children about this.
Assistant Vice Provost Kathryn
Nemeth Tuttle presented a testi-
mony focused on Student Money
Services, a
new educa-
tional and
o u t r e a c h
p r o g r a m
designed for
KU students.
N e m e t h
said financial
literacy for
college stu-
dents was a
significant concern across the
country. A study by the KU
Financial Literacy Task Force
There is a lack of under-
standing of our fnancial
system out in the coun-
Dennis moore
Kansas rep.
If you only used lighter
loads, your body will
adapt to this type of
workout very quickly.
Jon Denning
Personal trainer
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Hair extensions are set aside Tuesday morning at Salon Hawk in the Kansas Union. Owner Emily
Wilis was working on a client, Debbie Green of Lawrence.
The Ambler Student Recreation
Fitness Center is kicking off a new
training program with the motto
Small Group, Big Results.
This program allows students
and faculty members to attend per-
sonal training in groups of three to
six people. Participants can enroll
in either one- or two-monthlong
plans, with sessions twice a week.
The goal is for participants to
reap the benefits of exercising with
friends while working with a per-
sonal trainer.
They will get group motivation
and individual attention. This can
lead to more accountability and
ultimately goal achievement for
each person, Amber Long, coordi-
nator of fitness for KU Recreation
The exercise groups can be
formed in a few different ways.
For example, a group of friends
can choose a specific time to
exercise,and then a personal train-
er will be assigned to them. Or,
a group of friends can choose a
specific personal trainer and have
a time assigned to them. The final
option is for an individual to sign
up and be randomly placed with an
exercise group.
Unlike personal training, this
program offers participants ben-
efits of group support, such as
increased motivation.
Knowing that others are
counting on you to attend
group exercise sessions makes
you more likely to continue
showing up. This account-
ability is extremely important
for those who are beginning
exercisers or for those who
struggled with consistency in
their exercise programs, said
Laura Webb, program manager
for KUFit.
David Wilson, the personal
training program manager,
said exercising with a group
could also help individuals
push themselves more than if
they were exercising alone.
In a group environment,
each person tends to work
harder and push themselves
just a little bit further, Wilson
said. Most of this is because
group training can foster a
healthy sense of competition,
which gets everyone more
involved and makes our job as
trainers fun and rewarding.
Long recommends working with
a personal trainer rather than just
going to the fitness center to exer-
cise with a group of friends.
A good personal trainer is well
worth the investment, Long said.
A well-trained personal trainer
will provide life-changing advice,
motivation and fitness education,
which can ensure that you are get-
ting the most out of the time that
you invest in your fitness training.
Te group personal training pro-
gram starts at $7 per session, which
Webb says is the most cost-efective
package for students and staf.
Registration for the group per-
sonal training program began last
week. Actual sessions begin next
For more information, visit the
ofce in the ftness center.
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There is no stigma attached to rec-
ognizing a bad decision in time to
install a better one.
Laurence J. Peter
Agnomical means not having any
particular purpose.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer visits KU
The new Learning studio in
Anschutz Library is having
an open house today from
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. come
enjoy free food and drink
while you check out the
snazzy study spaces and
student services.
Kansas volleyball holds scrimmage
kansas volleyball holds pre-season
nAscAR driver clint Bowyer, an emporia na-
tive, visits kU on Tuesday. Bowyer toured the
football and basketball facilities.
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nThere will be an Unclassifed senate execu-
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Alcove G of the kansas Union.
nkU Libraries will be hosting a pizza party
from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Learning studio of
Anschutz Library.
Whats going on?
August 25
August 28
August 29
nThe center for Russian, east european and eurasian
studies will be hosting 50 years of Russian, east euro-
pean and eurasian studies in the American Heartland,
a conference, all day in the kansas Union.
nstudent Union Activities will be hosting its annual
sUA carnival from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Ambler
student Recreation Fitness center parking lot.
August 30
nThe department of Theatre will be hosting The
Trojan Women, a restaging of the kU summer Theatre
in Greece production, at 7:30 p.m. in the William Inge
memorial Theatre of murphy Hall.
nstudent Union Activities will be hosting Tunes at
noon, a free concert with down with Gravity, from 12
to 1 p.m. on the plaza outside the kansas Union.
nThe department of Theatre will be hosting The
Trojan Women, a restaging of the kU summer Theatre
in Greece production, at 7:30 p.m. in the William Inge
memorial Theatre of murphy Hall.
nstudent Union Activities will be hosting Tea at
Three with free tea and cookies from 3 to 4 p.m. on the
fourth foor of the kansas Union.
nThe department of Theatre will be hosting someone
must Wash the dishes: An Anti-sufrage satire,a free one-
woman show staring kU graduate michelle LaRue, at 7:30
p.m. in swarthout Recital Hall of murphy Hall.
August 26
August 27
August 31
nThe dole Institute of Politics will be hosting a talk,
neutral Ground: congress should enact cap and Trade
Legislation, at 7:30 p.m. at the institute.
nThe dole Institute of Politics will be hosting a talk,
neutral Ground: congress should enact cap and Trade
Legislation, at 7:30 p.m. at the institute.
e-mail with questions
found that the average financial
literacy score for KU students
was 3.26 on a scale of 1-6, with
one representing no understand-
ing and six representing complete
More than 80 percent of stu-
dents in the study said it was
important to learn more about
money management, credit card
and debt management, savings
and investing.
I think up until this time we
havent paid as much attention
as we should to students becom-
ing independent about financial
manners, Tuttle said.
Despite Mondays hearing and
the emerging financial literacy
programs discussed at it, many
students still struggle to man-
age their personal finances. High
costs and low incomes remain
facts of life for college students,
which make financial loans and
credit cards all the more appeal-
A report by the National Center
for Education Statistics show that
the combined cost of tuition,
room and board has nearly dou-
bled during the past decade. To
help cover these rising costs, stu-
dents increasingly rely on student
loans and easily acquired credit
cards to fit the bill.
A study by Sallie Mae, the
nations biggest student lender,
found that 30 percent of college
students pay for tuition with their
credit card. On average, students
have 4.6 credit cards with a medi-
an debt of $1,645.
The rate at which many stu-
dents are willing to incur debt
far exceeds their understanding
of what theyre getting into when
they sign up for that new credit
card or a student loan. Witnesses
at Mondays hearing said they
hoped that would soon change.
We all have to make finan-
cial decisions sooner or later,
especially in college, said Taylor
Petty, a recent KU graduate who
testified at the hearing. The
whole point of financial literacy
is that its something well use
throughout our lives.
Edited by Kelsey Nill
the world without any kind of glue
or adhesive so they are the closest
thing to the human body, Willis
said. It protects the hair from get-
ting damaged.
Willis said the most rewarding
part of her job was watching the
emotional transformation that the
new hairstyles bring about.
When they leave, you can just
tell by the way they walk, by the
way they talk, by everything that
their confidence its like an
immediate fix.
Edited by Emily McCoy
(continued from 1A)
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The House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee meets with U.S.
Representative Dennis Moore Tuesday afternoon at the Robert J. Dole institute of Politics.
The meeting was held to determine if fnancial literacy education can prevent another
fnancial crisis.
Judy said if he could gain both
stamina and strength from using
lighter weights, however, he would
be willing to vary his schedule
when he visited the gym.
Student trainer Ashley Sevigny
said regardless of a persons goals,
safety is something people should
take seriously every time they lift.
Advice I would give to people
would be to be cautious when
determining the weight they are
lifting, Sevigny said. Lifting a
weight that is too heavy for the
individual can lead to injury.
She advised that exercisers
lift a weight that they could
complete eight reps with while still
maintaining good form.
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moNey (continued from 1A)
Task force reveals plan to boost grad rates
The University took major
steps recently toward addressing
low retention and graduation
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-
Little approved recommendations
from the task force she formed
on the issue last November.
Additionally, she appointed
Christopher Haufler, professor of
ecology and evolutionary biology,
as special assistant to the provost
so he could help implement
Every member of the task
force was genuinely interested in
trying to make a difference and
thats why it was so successful,
Haufler said. By breaking it
down into subgroups to focus on
particular initiatives, we got a lot
For Haufler and the task
force, the University of Kansas
declining retention rate was very
concerning. In 2008, 78 percent
of first-year students returned for
a second year, the lowest rate
since 1997 and a rate well below
many comparable institutions.
In addition, 32 percent of KU
students graduate in four years
and 61 percent graduate in six
years, which also ranks below
both the Big 12 and national
In order to raise these rates,
the task force is focusing on
several areas, including an early
advising warning system, updated
general education requirements,
higher admission standards and
increased student engagement.
Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle,
associate vice provost for student
success and task force member,
said the establishment of an
early warning system to detect
struggling freshmen would allow
instructors to provide feedback to
students earlier in the semester.
Advisers can play a very
important role in helping students
that get the academic progress
alerts, she said.
I mp r o v e d
technology and
the utilization
of Blackboard
could also
facilitate this
Cur r e nt l y,
the University
requires 30
to 50 percent
more general education credit
hours than comparable research
universities. As a result, nearly
one in five students who have
met the goals of their majors
fail to graduate on time because
they have not satisfied general
education coursework.
The task force intends to
complete the first major update
of the Universitys general
education requirements in more
than two decades to bring the
University in line with other
comparable institutions. It has
also recommended reducing the
graduation requirement from 124
credit hours to 120.
There are different ways to
deliver general education and
certainly benefits to having
demanding standards, but the
model we are following is a
bit dated, Haufler said. That
simply means that we need to
re-examine that model and see
if its helping the needs of 21st
century students.
While the Kansas Board of
Regents sets the Universitys
a d mi s s i o n
to ensure
a statewide
s t a n d a r d ,
the task
force hopes
that these
will change
in the future.
At t he
moment, KU accepts 91 percent
of applicants, one of the highest
rates among Big 12 schools.
Haufler said that bringing in
more qualified students would
only enhance retention and
graduation rates.
Look at the California system,
Haufler said. They have many
institutions but have different
admission standards. Maybe
thats something we can look to
do at Kansas.
Finally, the task force is
looking at ways to create more
engaged learning environments
for students. Some of its
recommendations include
establishing an Office of
Undergraduate Research to
allow students to participate in
research projects and promoting
course redesigns to generate more
opportunities for discussion and
problem solving.
Kim McNeley, assistant dean of
student academic services and task
force member, said she thought
facilitating early exploration and
helping students find academic
interests would keep them on the
right path.
One of the task forces
initiatives is to help students find
the things that intrigue them,
McNeley said. If they see value
in what they are doing, they will
want to come back and see what
the next step is as a sophomore.
Creating this kind of environment,
though, is really a joint effort with
give-and-take on both sides.
In the end, a university-wide
commitment to improving
retention and timely graduation
will require changing campus
culture. Haufler said there needed
to be a cultural shift both in
terms of the faculty and how they
helped students, but also a shift
in student and parent culture,
which she said had become
more accepting of longer stays
at college.
We can only set the stage
for what we want to see as
improvement, Haufler said. Its
a group effort that includes not
only KU but other institutions,
students, faculty, parents, advisers
and support staff that are a part of
helping our students accomplish
what they need to do.
Edited by Dana Meredith
Its a group efort that
includes not only KU but
other institutions, stu-
dents, faculty, parents ...
ChriSTOphEr hAUflEr
Special assistant to provost
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Today is an 8
An open-ended work project
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Record every idea to make deci-
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To boost general morale, allow
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you feel extra passionate about
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your emotions are all tied up
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Middle-age model boom
competition series Shes Got the
Look where contestants have
to be older than 35 is built on
the idea that the modeling world
is starting to pay more attention to
mature women.
New celebrity judge Roshumba
Williams, 42, and new host Brooke
Burke, 38, know from experi-
ence that attitudes toward age are
changing in the industry. They
both started modeling as teens
and have continued to work.
The modeling industry today
is about the rebirth of the sophisti-
cated woman, says Williams dur-
ing an interview on the set of the
TV Land series.
Williams says all you have to do
is look at films like Sex and the
City, TV shows like Housewives
of ..., or 52-year-old Ellen
DeGeneres as a spokeswoman
for Cover Girl to see that older
women are being celebrated.
Burke says she is a far more
confident and happy woman in
her 30s than when she was in her
We have a lot more to offer
as women than young ladies. We
know ourselves better in our 30s
and on up. I dont think a younger
woman has begun to figure out
her life even though we think we
have it all figured out, Burke says.
Thirty on up is a powerful place
to be. I think women grow and
continue to get better as long as
they embrace that.
Thats the golden rule of the
reality show. Its designed to dis-
cover a beautiful, sophisticated
and confident woman over the
age of 35 who has the potential
to transform herself into a model.
The oldest contestant this season
is 54.
Show transcends
TV boundaries
The Bravermans of NBCs
Parenthood have a boat in their
foyer. So to speak.
Walk onto one of the sprawling
soundstages at Universal Studios
that are home to the NBC drama,
which begins its second season
Sept. 21, and the first thing you
see is Crosby Bravermans house-
boat, bobbing at the marina,
although the only actual water in
sight is bottled.
Beyond the boat, TV critics
visiting the Parenthood set last
month got to poke around in bed-
rooms and bathrooms and even
peek into fully stocked cabinets
and drawers. We chatted with
Adam and Kristina (Peter Krause
and Monica Potter), who sur-
prised us in their kitchen. Zeek
and Camille (Craig T. Nelson and
Bonnie Bedelia) served lemonade.
This is one hospitable family.
With a huge cast making up
five households and sets taking
up parts of four soundstages, the
biggest challenge for art direc-
tor Tim Eckel and set decorator
Julianne Getman is to lend a dis-
tinct personality to each space.
They have succeeded. Its
easy to tell that this is little Max
Bravermans bedroom and that
that is the senior Bravermans
sunporch even if, through the
magic of TV, the rooms are clos-
er together than they ought to
be. Furnishings and each little
tchotchke have been chosen to
make each space look both per-
sonal and comfortably lived in.
The cast settled in during last
springs initial run, and beginning
the new season felt like com-
ing home, they say. Potter enjoys
Kristinas spacious kitchen, deco-
rated in sleek but homey north-
ern California style, although it
makes her feel somehow that she
should be a better cook. Bedelia
loves to curl up on a swing on
Camilles sunporch.
Beyond the soundstages,
Parenthood also sprawls out-
side, to a big dining table where
all of the Bravermans gather for
barbecues and banter.
Before we could join them for
chicken and burgers, though,
everyone sat down to talk about
the show.
A family atmosphere prevailed
as 16 cast members settled into
directors chairs.
Actually, executive producer
Jason Katims said, Writing for
the show is an embarrassment of
riches, and you can see it right
here in front of you. Its a big
challenge but also what makes
the show so wonderful.
Man relishes in
reptile reputation
Lizardman leapt at the
chance to become a Ripleys
Believe it or not! attraction.
Who wouldnt want their
own statue? said erik sprague,
38, whose body is covered in
green tattoos that resemble
lizard skin.
since monday, artists at
Ripley entertainment head-
quarters in orlando have been
making molds of Lizardman for
an upcoming exhibit.
For more than 15 years, Liz-
ardman has been transforming
his body with green, scale-like
sprague has also fled his
teeth to sharpened points,
surgically split his tongue and
implanted Tefon bumps above
his eyebrows.
He considers his lifes work
an art project, he said, and has
spent more than $250,000 to
alter his appearance.
or several days in June,
students, fans and alumni
were treated to perhaps the
collegiate athletic equivalent of
apocalypse as the Big 12 stood on
the brink of annihilation.
Rumors swirled and press
conferences were called. When the
dust settled, two schools had left
the Big 12. Yet the conference re-
mained. Although the Universitys
community could breathe a sigh
of relief, the upheaval had actually
rendered one of KUs treasured
traditions outdated.
The song Im a Jayhawk is
commonly known as the clapping
song, but the lyrics speak of an
earlier era.
According to the KU website,
Im a Jayhawk was written in
1912 by KU student George Bowles
and revised in 1958 to come in line
with team names of, at the time,
the Big 8.
The 1958 lyrics are as follows:
Talk about the Sooners
The Cowboys and the Buffs,
Talk about the Tiger and his tail,
Talk about the Wildcats,
and those Cornhuskin boys,
But Im the bird to make em
weep and wail.
Cause Im a Jay, Jay,
Jay, Jay, Jayhawk,
Up at Lawrence on the Kaw
Cause Im a Jay, Jay,
Jay, Jay, Jayhawk,
With a sis-boom, hip hoorah.
Got a bill thats big enough
To twist the Tigers tail
Husk some corn and listen
To the Cornhuskers wail-
Cause Im a Jay, Jay,
Jay, Jay, Jayhawk,
Riding on a Kansas gale.
The references to the University
of Nebraska Cornhuskers and Uni-
versity of Colorado Cowboys are
now outdated with the departure of
those two schools from the Big 12.
Some fans and alumni have
called for an update. This fall the
Alumni Association is holding a
contest to determine new lyrics.
This is a great idea and chance for
current students to help shape a
tradition with a long history. It may
revive the sung version of the song,
which could help us all finally clap
at the right times.
In the meantime, we decided to
take a stab at some new lyrics.
In considering what the new lyr-
ics should be, expanding K-States
role in the song seemed appropri-
ate as theyve remained one of our
closet rivals throughout history.
And after all, who can pass up
the chance to throw in a couple
good-natured jabs at our purple
neighbors to the west because a
couple small changes can make all
the difference in the world. Please
Im a Jayhawk as revised by
The University Daily Kansan:
Talk about the Sooners,
The Cowboys who huff and puff,
Talk about the Tiger and his tail,
Talk about the Wildcats,
and faces in a purple-ly poise,
But Im the bird to make em
weep and wail.
Cause Im a Jay, Jay,
Jay, Jay, Jayhawk,
Up at Lawrence on the Kaw
Cause Im a Jay, Jay,
Jay, Jay, Jayhawk,
With a sis-boom, hip hoorah.
Got a bill thats big enough
To twist the Tigers tail
Clip some claws and listen
To the Wildcats wail-
Cause Im a Jay, Jay,
Jay, Jay, Jayhawk,
Riding on a Kansas gale.
The KansanEditorial Board
re we just a bunch of
sex-obsessed college kids
who want to share every
intimate detail of our sexual
Daniel Reimold, a professor
at the University of Tampa,
investigated the development
of sex columns in college
newspapers in his book Sex
and the University.
He found that sex columns
in college newspapers became
mainstream during the last
decade and that writers ofen
create a persona for their column
that tells intimate stories about
their personal lives, whether they
actually experienced it or not.
On some campuses, their juicy
details and knowledge about sex
makes them celebrities.
Of course many are interested
in stories that are more gossip
than actual opinion, which
is why tabloids exist. But sex
columns are more than just using
dirty words.
Tey ofer students
information they can use,
whether they are sexually active
or not. A sex column that doesnt
give students something they will
beneft from is wasted space in
the newspaper.
But the popularity of sex
columns may not refect actual
college culture. According to a
study cited by Newsweek in 2008,
students are less sexually active
than a decade ago.
Te real reason for their
popularity may be students
upbringing. Joseph Tartakovsky
of Te Wall Street Journal said
that adolescent sexual interest is
the reason.
Tis is in confict with the
study fndings. Te study also
shows that in 2001, 31 percent
of female freshman have never
had sex. Tis number increased
to almost 50 percent of all
undergraduates in 2006.
An increased interest in
sex topics does not mean an
increased interest in sex.
However, the way we talk
about personal issues has
changed with the onset of social
media. Many are used to giving
details about their daily habits
on their Facebook feed, posting
pictures of last weekends keg
party or showing of a new
If we are used to knowing
much about our (more or less)
friends, were not surprised when
someone we dont really know
talks about their last sex partner
in the newspaper.
Reimold said many of the
columnists he interviewed want
to push boundaries or challenge
the status quo. Tat may be
rebellious in theory. Tere are
not many boundaries lef to push
and the status quo has already
changed since people started to
share their relationship status
with the world.
Whatever the reason for a sex
column in a college newspaper,
it gives information and humor
students need. Tats the kind of
sex column students deserve and
the kind that youll fnd here.
Bledowski is a graduate
student from Cracow, Poland,
in journalism.
To contribute to Free for
All, visit or
call (785) 864-0500.
n n n
Three months with that guy
makes me so happy.
n n n
When Im having the worst
day ever, I just think to myself
Well at least I dont go to
n n n
Toaster Strudels are so good!
n n n
Every time I walk into Strong
Hall, I feel like Ive time warped
into the 1950s.

n n n

School has just started and Im
already regretting my living
n n n
My body was not designed to
operate at this ungodly hour ...
damn 8 a.m. classes ...

n n n
Working at night BLOWS.

n n n
Lets see which girl can wear
the least amount of clothing
today. If you see her, point
her out.

n n n
Make up sex. Mmmmmmmm
n n n
I think Cartman should host
Shark Week.
n n n
n n n
Douche bags make the world
go round.

n n n
I come from a land down
under. Gigaty.
n n n
Oh people. Pronunciation is
n n n
I think I could kill a wolf with
my barehands.
n n n
When is football ticket
Editors note:
n n n
Just as I get home and take of
my pants, someone knocks on
my door. Lame.
n n n
Living on Mass Street would
be ten times better if 14th
Street didnt exist.
n n n
To the guy walking past
Wescoe with his hand deep
down his pants: ew.
n n n
Who needs a job? The KU
police are hiring ...
n n n
I love my
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hat the United Nations
now deems the most
damaging natural
disaster in the last decade has
fown largely under the radar in the
United States.
Te large-scale foods that began
in July in Pakistan have lef six
million citizens in need of emer-
gency assistance. Tis number is
expected to reach eight million,
according to the World Health
Organization (not to mention the
ffeen million, or nine in ten of the
countrys citizens, lef homeless).
Even though the United States is
the largest single
donor of relief
funds, we need
to give more
and fast. If not
to curb the dev-
astating toll the
foods are taking
on this troubled
country, then certainly because of
the impact this disaster will have
on the United States national
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs,
Admiral Mike Mullen, has warned
that Pakistan is the most important
country for the future of the fght
against Islamist extremism. With
reports of al-Qaeda supported
Islamic groups supplying assistance
to displaced Pakistani citizens and
the growing threat of the Taliban
also assisting victims, it appears
our terrorist enemies are treating
the foods as a strategic opportu-
nity, although the United States is
Empirical evidence proves that
the United
States can
be improved
Afer U.S.-led aid programs to
the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia and
the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan-
controlled Kashmir, public opinion
ratings of the United States shot up
in both disaster areas, according to
the Pew Research Center.
Having Pakistani media televise
the arrival of U.S. aid packages at
the scene would leave a lasting im-
pression on Pakistani citizens. Tis
generation of Pakistans citizens are
surrounded by anti-Americanism
sentiment and are ofen infuenced
by radical terrorist groups. In the
war of ideas between Islamic ex-
tremism and American democracy,
a generous aid package would be a
victory we so badly need.
Moreover, Pakistan is the only
nuclear power in the Muslim
world. A possible consequence of
this natural disaster is a weakened,
if not destroyed, governmental
authority with an unprotected
nuclear arsenal.
A map of Pakistans border
countries reveals why such a con-
sequence threatens U.S. national
security. For this reason alone, our
relief eforts need to focus on long-
term development in infrastructure
and agriculture without under-
mining Pakistani government
Tough the Obama Adminis-
tration is busy with a handful of
worthy causes the last of U.S.
soldiers leaving Iraq, increased
eforts in Afghanistan and Gulf oil
clean up it is high time that we
provide adequate assistance to this
disaster-torn country.
If the humanitarian reasons for
increasing our aid arent compel-
ling enough, then national security
concerns should be convincing
Megan Adams is an Overland
Park junior in international
studies and political science.
Nick Sambaluk
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Or perhaps Obama knew he wouldnt be able to keep a
straight face as Perry admits he needs more federal involvement
from a government he has called oppressive in its size, its
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Clint Bowyer, NASCAR driver
and Emporia native, returned to his
Kansas roots yesterday with a visit
to the KU athletics facilities.
Everyone knows that I am a big
Kansas fan, Bowyer said. But to
be able to come out here and meet
Turner Gill and see the football
side of it and the basketball side
of it it is just a lot of fun to be
from Kansas and be proud of your
Kansas teams.
Bowyer is in town on a publicity
trip for a second race being added
to the Kansas Speedway schedule
this fall.
His first stop was the Anderson
Football Complex and Memorial
Stadium, which he followed with
a trek across campus to see Allen
It is very interesting to see how
everything gets to what we see on
game day, Bowyer said. No differ-
ent from our sport on race day
there is a lot that goes into that.
Coach Gill had some kind com-
ments for Bowyer as well after
meeting Bowyer outside the field.
Its great to meet another person
thats part of the KU family, Gill
said. Its exciting to see the pas-
sion that he shows for Kansas. Hes
passionate about the University
of Kansas and all of the athletic
programs, and thats a great thing
for us. We really appreciate all of
the things he does to support the
Along the way, Bowyer picked
up a game ball, personalized jersey,
helmet and some sideline clothes
from football, and another per-
sonalized jersey and ball from the
basketball team.
Bowyer, who now lives in North
Carolina, said he was excited to
wear his new gear back home.
For me, being a Midwestern
boy and having such a great team
to brag about back home, it is a lot
of fun, Bowyer said. It will prob-
ably not go over well back there,
but I can promise you I will have
it on.
During his trip to the fieldhouse,
Bowyer was introduced to a very
excited fan from the mens basket-
ball team: Jordan Juenemann. The
sophomore guard followed media
in the hallway in an effort to meet
Bowyer before the rest of the team.
I am a big fan of yours,
Juenemann said. I have watched a
lot of your races.
Juenemann talked NASCAR
Its been nearly five years since
Keith Langford played basketball
for Kansas, but this summer he
received a dose of nostalgia when
he reunited with members of the
Jayhawks 2002 and 2003 Final Four
teams at Aaron Miles wedding.
It just really reminded me of the
camaraderie in the locker room,
Langford said. It was just kind of
phenomenal. Just being there and
seeing all those guys again made
me miss, you know, the jokes, the
chillin on Wescoe, crackin jokes,
A lot has happened in the five
seasons since Langford graduated.
In addition to moving to Austin,
Texas with his fiance, he was named
to the 2008 NBA Development
League All-Star team and enjoyed
a brief stint with the San Antonio
Spurs. He has played professionally
in Italy and now makes a living
playing for Russian Superleague
team BC Khimki Moscow.
Last summer, Khimki signed
Langford to a two-year, $2.6 million
contract and although he said he
isnt the type to talk numbers, hes
grateful that his career has reached
a point where he can make that
kind of money overseas.
Ive been able to settle into a
lifestyle thats taking care of me and
my family and put my future family
with me and my fiance into a great
position, he said.
Khimki finished second in the
Russian Superleague Finals last
season, losing to former Jayhawk
Sasha Kauns CSKA Moscow.
Langford and Kaun played together
during the 2004-05 season.
I already put it out there, man,
that Khimki is going to take the title
this year, Langford said. So well
see what they have to say about it,
but Im going to go out on a limb
and claim the title right now.
Despite being busy with
basketball in Russia, Langford still
keeps tabs on how the Jayhawks
are doing. Last season, Langford
tracked Sherron Collins trek into
Kansas top-10 all-time career
scoring list. Collins, who finished
his career fifth all-time, passed
Langford, who is now seventh.
Everyone was asking me, Oh,
do you want him to pass you? and
things like that, he said. I mean if
I was number one maybe I might
have a little chip on my shoulder
about it, but the fact that Im still in
the top-10 sixth all-time, going
down to seventh I mean its not a
bitter feeling at all.
Langfords career at Kansas
was certainly filled with many
notable achievements. In the 2003
National Championship game
against Syracuse, he was the teams
co-leader, scoring 19 points, and he
was named to the All-Tournament
Team that year after averaging 18.2
points through Kansas six games.
He will always be able to claim
that he finished his career sixth all-
time in scoring, which has led to
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A JAyhAwk's Journey
Langford fnds a home abroad
six-point buck deer
wandered aimlessly
down Massachusetts
Street on Monday and crashed
through a Weavers display case,
prompting two questions to pop
into my head: How does this
buck get so lost that it wanders
into the heart of Lawrence
civilization? And is this a met-
aphor for sports enthusiasts
during this time of year?
This is a time of limbo for
many college or pro sports fans
of football, basketball and pretty
much any sport except baseball.
Its a time when predictions are
spit out like sunflower seeds.
Players start talking trash before
any games are played, and head-
lines are built around recently
announced starting line ups.
Sure, all of these things can
build excitement for the upcom-
ing seasons of each sport, but
it is all fairly meaningless pro-
phetic banter. This is because
anybody who views sports based
on how players perform on the
preseason field or court cannot
truly be engaged in anything.
Like the lost deer, they are lost
in a strange world. They do not
know what to do other than try
to break through the glass and
cause a scene.
The NFL preseason is simply
a frustrating teaser for the actual
season when everyone holds
their breath after a tackle, fear-
ing that the player is injured
from taking a hit to the ground.
Im sure Arizona Cardinal Larry
Fitzgerald will hesitate the
next preseason game before he
extends himself for a high pass
against the Houston Texans.
He almost lost a whole season
because of that play.
Sports fanatics are like deer
caught in the headlights right
now. The college football season
and the NFL season have their
brights on and are accelerating
fast. The only thing that sepa-
rates us from deer is that we will
greet the lights with open arms.
Everything about Brett Favre
this summer will finally mean
something when the Super
Dome lights reflect off the back
of his purple jersey on Sept.
9 when the Vikings play the
Reading pointless columns
like this one and the stories on
ESPN about how New York Jets
quarterback Mark Sanchez is set
for a successful sophomore cam-
paign will finally be no more.
On the contrary, Kansas soc-
cer has started and volleyball
will begin this weekend.
There are, however, some
great headlines to go along with
the soccer teams recent achieve-
ments, including Emily Cressys
return for her junior campaign
after winning a national cham-
pionship in the U-23 Adult
Association. After Friday, the
next few games on the teams
schedule are out of town and are
not part of any tournament.
Again, I am frozen in the
Nobody really knows how
the buck found its way to
Massachusetts Street or why it
tried to jump through a depart-
ment store window. The impor-
tant thing is that it made its way
out of that craziness alive. This
is also what sports fans must
do now; survive and despite
your urge to throw a remote at
SportsCenter on your TV, stay
calm until there are real com-
petitions to watch and fantasy
leagues to maintain.
Edited by Kelsey Nill
Keith Langford drives past Marquette's ToddTownsend during the second half of an NCAA tournamen semi-fnal game in NewOrleans. Langford
fnished his career at Kansas as the team's sixth all-time leading scorer.
Keith Langford passes to Nick Collison against Nebraska. Langford nowplays for Khimki Moscow.
The former Kansas star has forged a career in Russia, while continuing to keep tabs on his alma mater.
NASCAR star switches gears,
makes pit stop at KU campus
Patience is a virtue for sports fans
as true excitement is almost here
Mike Gunnoe/KANSAN
CoachTurner Gill presents NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer with a souvenir football helmet yesterday.
Bowyer, a loyal KU fan and Kansas native, toured the football and baksetball facilities.
SEE langford ON PAGE 4B
s a child, my fam-
ily and another
family routinely
went boating in Missouri for
vacation. One of my favorite
parts of the trip was when
my friend and I would
go tubing. The driver of
the boat would take us
on what he called the
circle of death.
He would drive
the boat in a circle until the
tube hit all of the wakes and
launched us into the air mul-
tiple times. This thrilling ride
normally ended disastrously
when we fell from the tube
in midair, awkwardly crash-
ing into the water below. But,
on select occasions, we would
somehow hang on for our lives
and conquer the circle of death.
The moral of the story is that
finding a sleeper pick in your
upcoming fantasy football draft
is about as hard as overcoming
the circle of death. Oftentimes
your sleeper picks will crash in
front of your eyes. However, it
is possible, and the benefits are
great if you are lucky enough to
snag the right players.
This will be my third season
managing DeLay of Game, my
fantasy team, and I am here
to share some of my wisdom
that might help you gain an
advantage others wont have
in your league. Snagging
picks such as Cedric Benson
in the 13th round (see DeLay
of Games 2009 draft) will be
crucial if you want to outthink
your opponents. After knowing
nothing going into my first fan-
tasy draft and finishing last in
the league, I have been deter-
mined ever since to finish on
top, and a good draft is a major
part of that.
Here are a few players on my
sleeper watch. With offensive
coordinator Mike Martz lead-
ing the pass-heavy offensive
attack for the Chicago Bears,
Devin Aromashodu will look
to carry his momentum from
last year when he accumulated
22 catches, 282 yards and four
touchdowns, all in the last four
games of the year. This 62
sleeper will be a big target in
the end zone and a nice com-
pliment to Devin Hester and
Johnny Knox, who both have
speed and big-play ability.
In todays era of teams using
two running backs to share the
load, Ryan Grant is the lone
workhorse in Green Bay, with
elite fantasy quarterback Aaron
Rodgers handing him the ball.
Another running back to keep
an eye on is San Diegos Ryan
Mathews, who could be this
years version of Ray Rice.
If you are looking for a
quarterback in later rounds,
look no further than Vince
Young. After gaining the start-
ing job following the bye week,
Young went on to score only
17 fantasy points less than Tom
Brady in weeks 9-17. Vincent
Jacksons possible six-game
suspension brings out another
sleeper in Malcolm Floyd, who
will replace Jackson as the No.
1 receiver for the Chargers. If
Floyd can even get close to
Jacksons success, it is worth
having him on your roster.
On Sunday, I will use this
selection of sleepers and more
to hopefully master the circle
of death. Wish me luck.
Edited by Alex Tretbar
Q: Who is the oldest living Hall of
Famer? Hint: He hit a home run in
his frst at bat.
A: Trick question. Ace Parker, 98,
is a member of the Pro Football
Hall of Fame and the oldest living
Hall of Famer. Parker also played
baseball and homered in his frst
career at bat in 1937, but did not
make the Baseball Hall of Fame.
SI.coms Joe Posnanski
Houstons Case Keenum, who
threw for 5,671 yards last season,
needs just 1,546 yards to become
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Xavier at KU during
NBA contract issues
Former Jayhawk Xavier Henry
was seen on campus Tuesday
despite or perhaps because of
an ongoing contract dispute
with the memphis Grizzlies, who
selected him with the 12th pick in
the NBA draft.
The Grizzlies are requesting
that Henry accept performance-
based benefts
in his contract,
rather than
him the money
he and agent
Arn Tellem feel
he deserve.
The team
has received
multiple trade ofers for the rights
to Henry.
Bob myers, with Tellem an
agent at the Wasserman media
Group, confrmed that Henry
has been working out with the
Jayhawks through the contract
yes, myers said via a text mes-
sage Tuesday afternoon. Xavier
has been working out with the
team on campus.
Olympic skater
leaves coach behind
seoUL, south Korea olym-
pic champion Kim yu-na cut ties
with coach Brian orser.
orsers agency ImG said in a
statement Tuesday that Kims
mother Park mi-hee informed the
coach on Aug. 2 that he would
no longer be retained to coach
the 19-year-old skater. ImG said
no reason was given for the sud-
den and unexpected decision.
Kims management company
later released a statement saying
relations between the skater and
coach have been uncomfortable
since may.
I am honored to have worked
with such a talented and gifted
skater, orser said.
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assocIaTed PRess
mILWAUKee Bud Selig
makes no secret of the high re-
gard in which he holds both Hank
Aaron and Robin Yount.
They are two of the people
Ive been closest to, as far as for-
mer players go, said Selig. My
admiration for both is enormous.
Their greatness on the field
was obvious. But theyre such
wonderful human beings off the
field, which is why Hank became
an American icon and Robin
around here is a legend.
The commissioner of base-
ball and founding father of the
Milwaukee Brewers took his
place between Aaron and Yount
for the rest of time - or however
long bronze statues last - Tuesday
afternoon at Miller Park.
In a ceremony open to the pub-
lic yesterday, a statue of Selig was
dedicated on the plaza between
those already in place of the two
Hall of Famers.
The statue honors Selig, 76, for
his role in bringing the club to
Milwaukee in 1970 and helping
keep it there by leading the charge
to get Miller Park built some 30
years later.
If not for Seligs passion for
baseball and determination to
return the game to Milwaukee
after the Braves bolted for Atlanta
following the 1965 season, there
probably would be no Brewers or
Miller Park.
I always tell people what a thin
line it was, said Selig, recalling
the five years his group, known as
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
Inc., tried everything it could to
secure a major-league franchise.
This is his passion, always has
been, said Brewers Hall of Fame
radio voice Bob Uecker, a long-
time friend and associate of Seligs
who will serve as master of cer-
emonies for the statue unveiling.
Hes an emotional guy when it
comes to baseball. I dont think he
ever showed any emotions when
he was financing an automobile.
Thats a whole different story.
When you talk about what base-
ball has meant to Bud, its a great
game that he loves.
Without that devotion to base-
ball, Selig might have given up
long before his group bought the
Seattle Pilots out of bankruptcy
only days before the start of the
1970 season.
At ownership meetings in May
1968 in Chicago, Selig slumped
in his chair as San Diego and
Montreal were awarded fran-
I was crushed, recalled Selig,
who tried to keep the game alive
in Milwaukee by having the
Chicago White Sox play selected
games there.
I walked the streets of Chicago
all night. I couldnt sleep. We were
fighting for our lives.
Three months later, Selig had a
verbal agreement with White Sox
co-owner Art Allyn to buy the
club and move it to Milwaukee.
But Allyns brother stepped in at
the last moment and demanded
to buy the team and keep it in
I said, Art, we had a deal,
Selig said. He said, Theres noth-
ing I can do.
Shortly afterward, Selig read
where the Seattle club was in
financial jeopardy and possibly
headed for bankruptcy. He con-
tacted Dewey Soriano, part-own-
er of the Pilots with his brother
Max, and arranged a meeting.
Selig and a leading partner in
his group, Ed Fitzgerald, went to
Seattle to talk about the situation.
I said afterward, Heres anoth-
er wild goose chase, recalled
While attending the 1969 World
Series in Baltimore, Selig struck
a deal with Dewey Soriano to
buy the club. But Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn stopped the transac-
tion, wanting to keep the fledgling
franchise in the Great Northwest.
This time, Selig figured he was
That was it, I thought, he
said. Our group wasnt going
to stay together. It had been 5
years of heartache. There was
no expansion planned, and we
wouldnt have gotten that anyway.
It looked like it was over.
The following March, Seligs
telephone rang. Much to his sur-
prise, it was American League
president Joe Cronin.
He hadnt returned my phone
calls for four years, said Selig,
who had bugged so many base-
ball executives in his voracious
quest to get a team that most of
them tuned him out. I knew
something was different.
Cronin gave Selig the green
light to buy the club. Local court
actions blocked the deal, prompt-
ing team officials to file for bank-
ruptcy. The Milwaukee group
made its move, offering to buy
the Pilots in bankruptcy court.
Selig was pacing back and forth
at his home in Milwaukee when
the telephone rang at 10:15 p.m.
On the other end of the line was
Milwaukee Sentinel sports editor
Lloyd Larson.
We got it, Larson told Selig
over the phone.
Emotionally wrought after
years of wrangling, pleading and
cajoling to get a team, Selig col-
lapsed into a chair and cried. No
longer tears of frustration, these
were tears of absolute joy.
Brewers will honor Selig with statue
Yankees crush Blue
Jays in 11-5 victory
ToRoNTo Curtis Grand-
erson hit a three-run homer,
marcus Thames added a two-run
drive and three other yankees hit
solo blasts as New york pounded
the Toronto Blue Jays 11-5 on
Tuesday night.
derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and
mark Teixeira also connected as
the yankees won for the sixth
time in eight games.
Teixeira and Posada both
went 4 for 5 with two RBIs, while
Thames and Granderson both
had three hits. New yorks 17 hits
were one shy of its season high.
Right-hander dustin moseley
(4-2) allowed two runs and fve
hits in six innings to win con-
secutive starts for the frst time
this season. He walked four and
struck out four.
New york got its ofensive bar-
rage started early, with Teixeira
hitting an RBI single in the frst
and eduardo Nunez driving
in a run with a felders choice
grounder in the second.
The yankees chased Blue Jays
left-hander marc Rzepczynski (1-
2) with a four-run, three-homer
third. Teixeira was the frst to go
deep, hitting a one-out drive
into the second deck in left, his
28th. Robinson Cano walked and
Thames blasted his ffth, a shot
to left, before Posada followed
with his 16th, also to left.
Toronto got one back on Ver-
non Wells run-scoring single in
the fourth, his frst RBI since Aug.
8, but the yankees responded
with a four-run ffth of reliever
Brian Tallet. Granderson homered
to right, his 14th, and Jeter
ended a 131 at-bat homerless
streak with a shot to left, giving
him 15 consecutive seasons with
at least 10 homers.
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by Lauren newman
Ladies, are you wondering where
you can fit in somewhere on an
athletic team here at the University
of Kansas? There may be a solution.
The KU rowing team is still looking
for walk-ons to join their highly
competitive team. Although
some requirements as academic
standards and a physical, there is
no experience needed to try out
for the team. The coaches do have
some qualities they look for in the
potential rowers in order for them
to compete in a collegiate sport.
Associate coach Jennifer Myers said
they were constantly looking for
hard-working women who possess
Jayhawk spirit and want to be
part of a team. The coaches also
appreciate a background in a sport
that requires strong endurance.
Rowing may not be as well
known as basketball or football,
but the women are still dedicated
and driven as any other Division
I athletes. First-year rowers are
part of Novice Rowing, which is a
division for rowers who have never
competed before. This ensures
balanced competition between
rowers. Even though the fall is not
collegiate rowing season, the team
has been at the KU Boathouse
working out. They plan to continue
the strong momentum into the
spring season.
If you are interested in the rowing
team will be holding informational
meetings today and Thursday for
those wanting more information
about trying out for the rowing
team. Both of the meetings will
be held at 5 p.m. at the University
of Kansas Boathouse in Burcham
If you can not come to either
meeting or have any questions you
can reach associate coach Jennifer
Myers at or (785)
Edited by SeanTokarz
Rowing team still wants
more walk-ons for spring
Members of Kansas rowing teamcompete at the Kansas Cup last spring. The teamis currently holding tryouts for this years squad.
No sand, but lots of air conditioning
Evan Palmer/KANSAN
Elon Zora, a junior fromTuscaloosa, Ala., plays volleyball in the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center on Monday. Students are looking to
beat the neat by working out indoors.
CLEVELAND Gio Gonzalez
extended the Oakland Athletics
strong streak of pitching with
seven solid innings in a 5-0 vic-
tory over the Cleveland Indians
on Tuesday night.
Jeff Larish had a two-run
homer and Coco Crisp a solo shot
off Fausto Carmona (11-12) as
Oakland snapped its streak with-
out multiple homers at 26 games,
longest since a team-record 31
games in 1978. Jack Cust hit a
two-run homer off reliever Tony
Sipp in the seventh to make it
Gonzalez (11-8) gave up five
hits over seven innings, becom-
ing the 22nd consecutive Oakland
starter to work at least six innings.
The Athletics staff has allowed
five runs or fewer in all those
games, the longest streak by an
AL team since the 1989 California
Oakland starters have a 2.01
ERA and limited opponents to a
.198 batting average since July 31,
but the Athletics are only 11-11
over that stretch.
Michael Wuertz worked
the eighth inning and Jerry
Blevins the ninth for Oakland as
Cleveland was shut out for the
11th time, tying Seattle for most
in the AL. Oakland has four of
the shutouts against the Indians,
who have dropped 12 of their last
16 at home.
Gonzalez improved to 4-0 with
a 0.89 ERA in four career starts
against Cleveland. He worked out
of jams in the second, fourth and
fifth as the Athletics opened a
10-game trip to Cleveland, Texas
and New York with only their
third win in the last 11 road
games. Oakland is 24-35 on the
road overall.
The left-hander struck out
Trevor Crowe with runners on
second and third to end the sec-
ond. Both runners had reached on
errors. Cleveland got its first two
hits and loaded the bases with two
outs in the fourth before Crowe
bounced into a forceout. Shelley
Duncan took a called third strike
with two on to end the fifth.
Carmona worked out of a bas-
es-loaded threat, too, getting No.
9 hitter Cliff Pennington on a fly
to right to end the fourth.
The right-hander allowed four
runs and nine hits over 6 2-3
innings as the latest Cleveland
starter to struggle. The Indians
rotation is 1-13 over the last 17
games, during which Cleveland
is 5-12.
Larish, in his first at-bat since
being recalled from Triple-A
Sacramento on Friday, followed
a single by Rajai Davis with a
homer to center for a 2-0 lead in
the second.
Crisp opened the fifth by lining
a 3-2 pitch over the wall in right
for his sixth homer. The former
Indians outfielder went 3 for 5, a
triple shy of the cycle, and is hit-
ting .391 (25 for 64) over his last
16 games.
Gonzalez shuts down Cleveland
leading Oakland to historic win
Porcello and Tigers
beat Royals 9-1
deTROIT Rick Porcello
allowed two hits over seven
shutout innings and Ryan Raburn
homered to lead the detroit
Tigers to their ffth straight win,
9-1 over the Kansas City Royals
on Tuesday night.
Porcello (6-11) retired the frst
12 batters in order before Billy
Butler singled leading of the ffth
inning. Porcello then retired the
next three batters. He walked one
and struck out four.
earlier Tuesday, the Tigers
learned that Johnny damon
will remain with the team after
deciding not to accept a trade to
the Boston Red Sox, who claimed
him of waivers. damon would
have had to waive his no-trade
clause to be sent to Boston.
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discussion about whether or not
his jersey should be retired.
Ultimately, I really think that
the criteria changes from year to
year, and if they find a basis for
me to get in then Id definitely be
all for it, Langford said.
Besides his success in more
well-known statistical categories,
Langford believes what hes
accomplished in other areas, such
as minutes played and three-
point field goals, make his career
comparable with others.
My career and the body of
work tend to speak for itself,
even compared with guys that are
already in there, he said.
His contributions to the
successful history of Kansas
basketball team still earn praise
from one of his former coaches.
Keith had an outstanding
career at Kansas and was a great
ambassador for our program,
Kansas coach Bill Self said. He was
a member of some very successful
KU teams that accomplished a
lot and individually he put up
some big numbers and collected
a lot of honors. I was glad to have
coached him for two seasons.
Langfords past at Kansas also
helps him relate to the current
state of the program. After losing
veterans Cole Aldrich and Collins
last year, the Jayhawks will be
looking for new players to fill
leadership roles this season. Its
a situation Langford compared
to playing on a team that was
trying to find their way without
Kirk Hinrich and Nick Collison.
He expressed the need for clear
leaders to emerge on the team.
I think its really important
coach Self and those guys establish
the identity of the last few years,
he said. Being around the guys
this summer playing pickup,
I think they looked very well-
equipped and prepared too.
Langfords younger brother,
sophomore forward Justin Wesley,
will join the team this season
after transferring from Lamar
University, although he wont be
able to play in games this year due
to NCAA transfer rules. Langford
had some advice for his protg
before Wesley started his new life
in Lawrence.
He told me to just come in
here and work hard because he
said that I have a lot of potential
to be good after sitting out this
year, Wesley said. Just come here
and soak it all in work hard,
take all the chewing-out by coach
Self and the coaching staff, and
just get better on and off the
Langford told Wesley that his
experience in Lawrence wouldnt
be like anything he experienced
before because of the affection
from Jayhawk fans. He let him
know how much fans embrace the
players even before theyve ever
played in a game.
It is an overall fun experience
to walk around with people
looking at you knowing that you
play for KU, and they have so
much love for you, Wesley said.
The fans that are here are really
Ultimately, it was the fans that
made Langfords experience at
Kansas everything that it was. His
appreciation for the people that
cheered him on continues to grow
now that he looks back on his
college career.
Reflecting on everything
the fans, the students, the
people theyre the ones who
make the guys playing on the
KU basketball team everything
that it is, Langford said. There
really would be nothing without
them. And thats not taking away
anything from the hard work that
any of the guys put in, but the
appreciation they have for us
that is what makes it worthwhile.
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with Bowyer before getting a pic-
ture with the driver.
Bowyer will return to Kansas
Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 for the Price
Chopper 400 race at the Kansas
As a Kansas kid I wish we could
race at home every week, Bowyer
said. Kansas Speedway is one of
the newest tracks we go to and all
the years of trial and error have
gone into Kansas Speedway.
Bowyer is currently ranked 12th
in the Sprint Cup Series, with two
races to go until the final Sprint Cup
races. He most recently finished
fourth in the Irwin Tools Night
Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on
Certainly not locked in by any
means with two races to go before
the cutoff, but we can breathe a
little bit, Bowyer said. It was a
very important race at Bristol and
we were able to get ourselves a little
bit of pad going into these last two
Bowyers next race is the Emory
Healthcare 500 on Sept, 5 at
Daytona International Speedway.
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rockies' pitcher
takes down Braves
DENVER Jorge De La Rosa
pitched seven efective innings
and Carlos Gonzalez hit his 26th
home run to lead the Colorado
Rockies to a 5-2 victory over
the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday
Seth Smith also homered and
Eric Young had a career-high
three hits for the Rockies.
Huston Street worked the
ninth for his 12th save.
Alex Gonzalez homered and
had two RBIs for Atlanta, which
has lost two straight.
De La Rosa (5-4) had his
best outing since missing nearly
three months with a torn pulley
tendon on his lef middle fnger.
He allowed two runs and six hits,
struck out seven, walked one in
earning his
second win
since com-
ing of the
disabled list
July 9.
Afer giv-
ing up Gon-
zalezs fourth
home run to
make it 2-1
in the second
inning the Braves couldnt solve
De La Rosa. He retired 14 of the
next 16 batters, and the only one
who gave him trouble was pitch-
er Derek Lowe, who singled in
the third and drew a leadof walk
in the sixth.
Lowe was erased when Colo-
rado turned one of its four dou-
ble plays.
De La Rosa faltered in the sev-
enth. He struck out the frst two
batters of the inning but when
he went 1-0 on Matt Diaz, man-
ager Jim Tracy and trainer Keith
Dugger went to the mound to
look at the lefys pitching hand.
He stayed in the game and Diaz
singled to right, moved to sec-
ond on a wild pitch and scored
on Alex Gonzalezs single to
make it 3-2.
De La Rosa got Melky Cabrera
to ground out to end the inning.
Te Rockies gave their starter
the lead right away. Young hit a
grounds-rule double to lead of
the bottom of the frst and one
out later Gonzalez hit Lowes 1-2
slider into the Colorado bullpen
to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead.
Te Rockies had chances
to extend the lead. Young was
stranded at
third twice,
i n c l u d i n g
when Colo-
rado loaded
the bases
in the ffh.
Todd Helton
hit a broken-
bat lineout to
second to end
the threat.
Smith gave
De La Rosa breathing room
when he led of the sixth with his
15th home run to make it 3-1.
Te Rockies added two un-
earned runs in the ninth on
Dexter Fowlers two-out, bases-
loaded single of reliever Takashi
Saito to seal the game.
De La Rosa had his best
outing since missing
nearly three months with
a torn pulley tendon on
his left middle fnger.
SEATTLE The Seattle
Mariners once again seem caught
in no mans land between contend-
ing and rebuilding.
They are again stuck with
unproductive veterans, on pace to
lose close to 100 games under their
sixth manager since Lou Piniella
left, and facing more rebuilding
after another failed effort to con-
Its a familiar pattern, one that
began in 2004. The Mariners, just
three years after their record-set-
ting 116-win season in 2001, tested
Father Time once too often.
They entered 2004 with new
general manager Bill Bavasi and
second-year manager Bob Melvin,
but the oldest roster in franchise
history. Averaging 31.5 years of
age, not one of the starting nine
was under 30, four were 35 and
older and the glue holding it
together, designated hitter Edgar
Martinez, was 41.
The Mariners lost 99 games,
hanging on too long to Bret Boone,
John Olerud, Dan Wilson and even
Martinez, whose numbers paled in
comparison with previous seasons.
Seattle also relied on 30-something
free agents Scott Spiezio and Rich
Aurilia, right-handed hitters ill-
suited for Safeco Field.
When I entered the season,
... I thought we had an awful lot
of opportunity to be very com-
petitive, Mariners GM Jack
Zduriencik said following the fir-
ing of manager Don Wakamatsu.
There were a lot of high expecta-
tions. There were a lot of people
that thought this was going to be
a terrific club.
I still had my doubts. I thought
there were some things that need-
ed to happen. Things needed to go
our way, and unfortunately weve
had a disappointing season.
Zduriencik insists the team is
not back to square zero and
that there are key players in place.
But there are common traits from
the past seven seasons- manage-
rial uncertainty, too much faith in
declining players, bad investments,
and trying to contend and rebuild
simultaneously- that is book ended
by well-hyped Mariners teams los-
ing 99 games in 2004 to almost
identical results in 2010.
Zduriencik traded former No.
1 draft pick
Brandon Morrow
in the offsea-
son for a relief
pitcher, Brandon
League, with
only two seasons
of club control
left. Such moves,
where returns are
short-term, usu-
ally arent made
by rebuilding teams.
The Mariners also appeared to
be going for it when they traded
three prospects to Philadelphia in
December for Cliff Lee. The team
acquired arguably better prospects
in July, including first baseman
Justin Smoak, by flipping Lee to
Texas, but that seems more like
a fallback plan than the goal all
Another season has dragged by
while the Mariners used up one of
the years in which they have fran-
chise cornerstones Felix Hernandez
and Franklin Gutierrez.
The Mariners continued their
post-2003 trend of relying too
heavily on veterans past their
prime, or with red flags.
They made Ken Griffey Jr. their
designated hitter at age 40, com-
ing off a .214-hitting season, then
added fading Eric Byrnes, 34, only
to see both retire. Jack Wilson,
32, got a two-year, $10 million
extension after injuries and bat-
ting woes, trends that plagued him
again this year. A trade for Milton
Bradley, 32, whose anger and emo-
tional issues were well document-
ed, blew up in May when he was
placed on the restricted list to seek
professi onal
c ouns el i ng.
Nu me r o u s
scouts had
expressed con-
cerns about
B r a d l e y s
swing before
he struggled
to hit above
C h o n e
Figgins, 32, got a four-year, $36
million deal, but struggled adapt-
ing to Safeco Field, second base
and at No. 2 in the batting order.
It seems eerily similar to moves
by Bavasi.
In 2004, the big free-agent busts
were Spiezio, 31, and Aurilia, 32,
right-handed hitters who never
felt comfortable at lefty-friendly
Safeco Field. The Mariners then
bypassed left-handed-hitting free
agent Carlos Delgado in 2005 and
signed right-handed hitters Richie
Sexson and Adrian Beltre.
Sexson had a big 2005 but was
out of baseball by 2008.
Bavasi also signed contact-
pitcher Jarrod Washburn after
2005 for four years and $37 mil-
lion, despite lacking a solid def.
Washburn struggled until his final
contract year.
With each failure, the team
compounded mistakes. There
were young players in the system,
but the Mariners dealt them away
in what, in hindsight, were overly
optimistic bids to contend.
Instead of rebuilding after 2004,
the Mariners loaded up with
Sexson, Beltre and Washburn and
decided to go for it by 2006.
Then, on July 26, with Seattle
four games under .500 but still
only three games out of first, right
fielder Shin-Soo Choo was traded
for Ben Broussard.
Within weeks, the Mariners lost
11 straight. Perez retired, while
Broussard was traded a year later.
Choo became a star right fielder;
Cabrera, an everyday shortstop.
Bavasi continued to make ill-
fated deals in hopes of contending
in 2007. He dealt prospects and
took on big money to miscast Jose
Vidro as a DH, then traded future
closer Rafael Soriano for over-
matched starting pitcher Horacio
The Mariners stayed in con-
tention until early September, but
many felt they had overachieved.
They fell out of it by losing 15 of
Ma r i ne r s
CEO Howard
Lincoln had
put Bavasi on
his hot seat
one year ear-
B i l l
(Bavasi) has
p r o d u c e d
a winning
season, Lincoln said at the time.
That was the first challenge. He
didnt get us to the playoffs, but
I think he deserves to continue
on as the general manager. Its so
disruptive to an organization to
change general managers.
Nine months later, Bavasi and
McLaren were fired.
In 2010, Seattles young players
will save money
and bring added
payroll flexibil-
ity. But big rais-
es are also due
Hernandez and
Zdur i e nc i k,
president Chuck
Armstrong and
Mariners CEO
Howard Lincoln
must prove to weary fans, a decade
since the teams last playoff appear-
ance, that recent history isnt about
to repeat itself.
Mariners face cyclical obstacles in rebuilding a team
Things needed to go our
way, and unfortunately
weve had a disappointing
Mariners general manager
Its so disruptive to an
organization to change
general managers.
Mariners CeO
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