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Two separate grants from the
National Science Foundation and
the University will help renovate
Dyche Hall, home to the Kansas
Biodiversity Institute.
Dyche Hall is 107 years old. It
will look traditional on the out-
side, but be state-of-the-art on
the inside, said Leonard Kristalka,
director of the institute.
The National Science
Foundation awarded the
Biodiversity Institute a $1.5 mil-
lion federal stimulus grant at the
end of September.
The Biodiversity Institute con-
sists of 120 scientists and gradu-
ate students who study species
and ecosystems of the world.
After renovations, the institute
will be able to clone the ancient
DNA of plants, animals or insects
to compare genetic changes from
centuries ago, Krishtalka said.
The cloning lab is only part
of the renovation and upgrades;
some other laboratories will also
be renovated. Together, the addi-
tions and renovations will allow
the institute to train graduate
students in more modern labora-
tories, Krishtalka said.
This is a terrific shot in the
arm for helping us leapfrog from
a 19th century facility to a 21st
century facility, said Krishtalka.
Another addition to Dyche
Hall will be a cryogenic or
freezing lab capable of storing
320,000 tissue specimens. Right
now, tissues are stored in ultra-
cold freezers. But Krishtalka said
these freezers could fail because
of power outages or air compres-
sor malfunctions. The cryogenic
lab will be more efficient and
reliable, he said.
Krishtalka said money for
repairs and renovations is often
the hardest to get. Funding agen-
cies typically award grants for
basic or applied research.
They usually wont fund
bricks and mortar, he said.
But the grant is for renovation
and repair. Its from the Academic
Research Infrastructure: Repair
and Renovation section of
the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Rafe Brown, assistant curator
of amphibians and reptiles in the
Biodiversity Institute, said he was
looking forward to the new direc-
tion his research and his students
research could go. He said the
new infrastructure would allow
them to move quickly when
trends in science change in the
Charles Linkem, a gradu-
ate student of herpetology from
Truckee, Calif., agreed with
Brown. He said he thought the
lab improvements would allow
students to stay on the cutting
edge of molecular research.
The University is also provid-
ing $1.3 million as part of a sepa-
rate project to upgrade the cyber
infrastructure in Dyche Hall.
A four-fold larger server room
will be built. Krishtalka said this
would allow the institute to more
efficiently offer biodiversity data
to the world.
Planning for the renova-
tions will begin in November.
Construction is expected to be
completed by 2013.
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Two KU students died in a car
accident Sunday at 8:48 p.m.
Stephanie Marie Conn, a senior
from Bonner Springs, and Daniel
Jake Henry, a senior from
Edwardsville, were the two stu-
dents killed in that crash. Michaela
Mortensen, a senior from Bonner
Springs, said the two students had
been dating since 2003. Mortensen
said she had known the couple
since high school.
Two cars were headed east
on K-32 in Leavenworth County
when one car tried to pass anoth-
er, said Nikki Miles of the Kansas
Highway Patrol office. The pass-
ing car crossed into the west-
bound lane and collided head-
on with Conn and Henrys car.
Matthew Nuzik, a 30-year-old
from Basehor, was driving that
car and also died in the crash.
Miles said the patrol currently
believed neither drugs nor alco-
hol were involved in the accident.
The vehicle Nuzik was passing
sustained some minor damage,
but no one in that car was hurt.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-
Little released a statement about
the accident.
The loss of two bright young
people is always tragic, Gray-Little
said. Our hearts go out to the
families and friends of Stephanie
Conn and Jake Henry. On behalf
of the entire KU community, I
send deepest condolences.
Conn and Henrys families have
not announced the locations and
times of funeral services.
Edited by Dana Meredith
Any time she entered the Wescoe
Hall elevators last spring, Allison
Dillmon would always make sure
she had one of two things.
I always made a friend ride
with me or made sure I had my
cell phone in case I did get stuck
and needed to call for help, said
Dillmon, a junior from Andover.
Dillmon, who was on crutches
for an entire semester because of a
broken ankle, worried about getting
trapped inside one of the elevators.
At the beginning of the semes-
ter, signs in the Wescoe elevators
warned students of the potential
of getting stuck and provided a
number for trapped riders to call.
The elevators are still in need of
major repair.
Steve Green, associate director of
Facilities Operations Management
Information, said the department
started requesting funding for an
elevator renovation project last fall.
But, he said, the project was delayed
because of a lack of funds in the
The Wescoe elevator controls are
more than 30 years old and will
cost nearly $73,000 to renovate, he
said. Facilities Operations spends
$240,000 each year on elevator
maintenance, plus an average of
$21,000 per year on billable repairs
from its operating budget, Green
The elevators in Wescoe Hall
are one of the four jobs that
were approved for total replace-
ment by the University Design &
Construction Management, which
is primarily funded by the state
of Kansas. Since 2008, DCM has
supplied more than $1 million for
elevator upgrades and modern-
izations. Various campus depart-
ments, including the Parking and
Transit and Athletics departments,
provide additional funding. Over
the past three years, they have
contributed more than $180,00 to
elevator repairs.
Green said the elevator company,
Dynatron Elevator Inc., is required
to have a mechanic on campus
40 hours per week. If someone
becomes trapped, Dynatron is on
call regardless of time of day, week-
end or holiday.
We can have as many calls as
three in one day or go an entire
month without one. Its not a set
pattern, said Allen Williams, eleva-
tor constructor mechanic.
Even though the elevator restora-
tion project is underway, its still not
clear when the project will be com-
pleted. Green said he hopes to have
the Wescoe Hall elevators replaced
by the end of the semester.
Now that Dillmons off her
crutches, she said she had changed
her elevator habits. Now, she said
she hikes the stairs in Wescoe to
avoid using the elevators at all.
Im thankful I dont have to use
crutches anymore, but glad to hear
that there are plans to replace the
elevators for those that do need to
use them, she said.
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Cameron LaMontagne, a freshman fromChicago, presses a foor number on the elevators inWescoe Hall. The elevators have been knowto entrap
professors and students.
Conn Henry

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Campus elevators in decline
puShing ButtonS
Low budgets
prevent repairs
to KU elevators
Results will debut in the annual Top of
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Dyche Hall upgrades
funded by two grants
After redshirting her freshman year because of a torn meniscus, the forward is excited
to play her frst season as a Kansas Jayhawk.
Jackson spent summer rebuilding knee
Two students die in head-on collision on K-32
Robert Day, a KU alumnus, is visiting to promote his memoir.
University magazine
founder visits campus
dYche haLL
nUpdating the Genom-
ics Complex used for
sequencing genetic ma-
terial, including ancient
DNA cloning capabilities
nBuilding a cryogenic
laboratory capable of
preserving up to 320,000
nInstalling a new
laboratory for analyzing
biotic and morphological
aspects of organisms
nInstalling a Geograph-
ic Information System lab
than can help forecast
the spread of diseases
or how climate change
afects endangered
2 miles Scene of the crash
Ambulance stolen
with EMTs inside
CHICAGO Bond was set
at $50,000 for a 27-year-old
Chicago man accused of steal-
ing an ambulance while two
paramedics treated someone
he apparently knew in the
back. Chicago Fire Department
spokesman Larry Langford
said Jimmy McCoy allegedly
jumped into the ambulance
and drove of with the emer-
gency lights on.
Paramedics then radioed
that their ambulance had been
stolen with them inside.
Prosecutors said McCoy
seemed to think he was driv-
ing his diabetic friend to the
He made it a few blocks
before a fre truck blocked
the road.
Ohio baby born at
10:10 on 10/10/10
CLEVELAND Proud par-
ents in Cleveland are thinking
of their baby as a perfect 10
partly because of the way he
arrived over the weekend.
Kolsyn Liam Healy was born
at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, which
was October 10th. That made
it 10/10/10 on the calendar.
The father, Nicholas Healy,
calls the time of birth a little
crazy. He tells WEWS-TV he
expects 10 will be his sons
lucky number.
Mother and son were
reported to be doing fne at
Clevelands Fairview Hospital.
Associated Press
Wild goose chase
leads man into river
WAUSAU, Wis. A Wausau
resident rescued and arrested a
drunken man who plunged into
the Wisconsin River while chasing
a one-legged goose. The 40-year-
old Wausau man told ofcers he
wanted to catch the bird and roast
it. He said he took of his shirt and
shoes Thursday afternoon and
jumped into the frigid water.
Authorities said he was
overcome by the cold water and
had to be rescued by frefghters.
Police said the man had been
drinking heavily before the stunt.
The man was arrested on an
outstanding warrant.
Police told the Wausau Daily
Herald that as far as they know,
the goose is still on the loose.
Septic boat dubbed
the Down Winder
SALISBURY, Mass. Salisbury,
Mass., has a new sewage pump-
out boat, and its name is more
than just clever: Its also good
The vessel, named Down
Winder, travels from boat to boat
and pumps out onboard septic
systems. The craft was paid for
in part by a state environmental
grant and will help keep the
harbor clean in the town near the
New Hampshire border.
Associated Press
A man is a success if he gets up
in the morning and gets to bed at
night, and in between he does what
he wants to do.
Bob Dylan
The average American eats nearly
twenty pounds of fresh apples a
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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only had a Fall Break since
2001? Before that year,
students had to make it all
the way to Thanksgiving for
their fall break.
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nThe Dole Institue of Politics will hold Pizza and
Politics with Mark Zwonitzer, writer and director of PBS
American Experience, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the
Adams Alumni Center.
Whats going on?
October 12
October 13
October 14
nFirst day of Fall Break
nEcumenical Christian Ministries will present Veggie
Lunch at the ECM building from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Omnivores are welcome.
October 15
nThe Athletics Department will host Late Night in
the Phog at 7:30 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse. Doors open
at 6:30 p.m.
nThe Department of Visual Arts will present the last
day of artist Kati Toivanens Domestic Debris exhibi-
tion at the Art and Design Building. The exhibition is
October 16
nThe Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training
will host an International Conference on Young Chil-
dren with Special Needs and Their Families in Kansas
City, Mo., at the Westin Crown Center.
October 17
nThe soccer team faces Baylor at 1 p.m. in the Jay-
hawk Soccer Complex. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for
youth, and $5 for senior citizens.
October 18
nThe University Advising Center will host a seminar,
How to Prepare for Your Academic Advisor, from noon
to 1 p.m. at Mrs. Es.
Mondays story Univer-
sity may join historic regis-
ter contained an error. Jef
Weinberg is the assistant
to the chancellor.
Get a free bite of a
healthy wrap today
In need of a midday snack?
Students can visit Anschutz
Library today from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. to sample two of the Better
Bites items available on campus:
the Mega Vega Wrap and the
Bufalo Chicken Wrap.
Ann Chapman, a dietitian at
the Wellness Resource Center
at Watkins Memorial Health
Center, said the Better Bites food
options are great for students
looking for healthier choices on
Theyre available everywhere
in the residence halls and
in the retail units, Chapman
said. Wherever students are
eating, they can look at the little
green logo and know that its a
healthier option.
Better Bites entres and
sandwiches contain fewer than
600 calories per meal and no
more than 30 percent of the
calories come from fat. For more
information, students can visit
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In the 1960s, when there were
only 9,000 students at the Univer-
sity, students would congregate in
old Fraser Hall instead of on Wes-
coe Beach. Tere, surrounded by
the busts of philosophers carved in
stone, students were eager for ad-
As an undergraduate student
at this time, Robert Day would sit
with his friends at Te Old Gaslight
Tavern next to the Kansas Union,
drinking beers, reading and plan-
ning trips.
Today, at the Spencer Museum of
Art, Day will be speaking about his
latest memoir: the journey of a KU
student traveling to New York to
visit the oldest bar in America.
His memoir is titled Bar Art:
John Sloans McSorleys Ale House
Paintings, a Vargas Girl Behind the
Bar at Ruby Reds in New Orleans,
The Luncheon of the Boating Par-
ty on the Kansas Prairie, and Ma-
nets Folies-Bergere in the Old Gas-
light Tavern plus e.e. cummings,
Bob Dylan, and Joseph Mitchell: A
Travel Memoir with Pictures.
Days talk will cover the collec-
tion of stories from his trip and will
include paintings by John Sloan that
are discussed in many of his stories.
Day knew that
despite the long title
of his memoir, there
would be one way
to attract students.
I figured stu-
dents like bars,
he said. So theyll
come to a talk with
the word bar in it.
His tale began
when he was read-
ing E. E. Cummings
story Snug and
Warm Inside McSorelys. Day and
a friend decided they should visit
McSorelys Ale House in New York
in a moment of inspiration at the
Gaslight Tavern.
While living in Greenwich
Village, New York, for a short time,
Day said he met many of the icons
from the 60s, including possibly
Bob Dylan but hes still not quite
sure whether or not it was him.
Before publishing his novel The
Last Cattle Drive, Day spent his
days at the University studying
English. However, he said, being a
writer is completely different than
being an English major.
There were days when I was a
terrible English student, Day said.
When he began writing, Day
would sit down and copy, word for
word, works from Jack London and
others to see how they put togeth-
er paragraphs and created a story.
While writing as an undergraduate,
Day was presented with the oppor-
tunity to start a literary magazine
here at the University.
Day and a few of his friend start-
ed Cottonwood, a
literary magazine
for undergradu-
ates, in 1965.
The magazine
has lasted 45
years and is still a
nationally distrib-
uted magazine. It
has included the
works of Allen
Ginsberg, William
Burroughs and
Day himself.
Professor Phil
Wedge, the poetry editor of the
magazine, said most magazines
start the way Cottonwood did, but
its success is extraordinary.
I cant think of another literary
magazine in Kansas that has lasted
this long, Wedge said.
Wedge, who actually studied
under Day in a writing workshop
here at the University, said although
Cottonwood still publishes an occa-
sional work of an undergraduate
student, it now mostly publishes
recognized authors and artists.
Despite being controlled more by
the institution rather than by stu-
dents, Cottonwood was born from
the hands of a student wanting to
write and be published.
Cody Charles, Residence Life
coordinator and co-founder of The
Little Magazine, had an idea similar
to Days two years ago. With his
friend Jay Vaglio, Charles stared
a magazine just for residence hall
students and faculty. Run by both
students and administrators, The
Little Magazine is designed to give
students who would never think of
having the opportunity to publish
something that chance.
I noticed that there were a lot of
students that used art as a hobby,
whether that was writing poetry,
or drawing or designing graphics,
Charles said.
Charles said he wanted to give
those students a forum to get their
work out.
Day said students today should
do what he himself did: start a
magazine and go travel.
Having grown up in Kansas, Day
wrote about what he knew best:
his home state. He said he couldnt
write about California or Alaska
like Jack London was doing, but he
could write about what he knew.
But nothing held him back from
traveling to places he read about
in the books by the authors that
shaped him as a writer.
If I were a student, I would still
go to the oldest bar in America, just
to see it, Day said.
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Sky diver rescued
after hours in tree
skydiver stuck in a tree in
Dunstable, Mass., for about
two hours has been rescued
and taken to a hospital as a
Kim Whorton, a staf
member at Skydive Pepperell,
says the man afliated with
the club does not appear to
be hurt.
Chief instructor Carolyn
Goldman says the man came
down in a wooded area
about 11 a.m. Monday and
was stuck 40 to 50 feet up.
Goldman says the man was
talking to rescue workers.
She says the man is rela-
tively inexperienced but it
was not his frst jump. She did
not disclose his name.
Goldman, who has nearly
20 years experience, says she
can only remember a couple
other times when a skydiver
from the jump school about
30 miles northwest of Boston
has been stuck in a tree.
Associated Press
Alumnus author visits alma mater
Robert Day stands with his horse Bandito Doc. Day will be visting campus today to speak about
his latest memoir, describing a journey he made as a KU student to NewYork City.
If I were a student I
would still go to the
oldest bar in America,
just to see it.
Study: Americans
have bad text habits
CHICAGO Next time
your significant other reads a
text message while sitting with
you at a restaurant, tell him hes
rude. And tell him hes like a
typical American.
Those statements would like-
ly be true, given the results of
a recent Marquette University
study that compared the texting
habits of cell phone users in the
worlds two largest democracies
the U.S. and India.
In monitoring text messag-
es from 137 college students
in both countries, the study
showed that India appeared
to have better textiquette.
Researchers found that 52 per-
cent of the Americans in the
study read text messages while
in public social settings such as
restaurants, shops and movie
theaters, compared to only 5
percent of Indian participants
who read texts while out. Most
Indians (41 percent) read texts
while at home or at a friends
Americans were also seven
times more likely than Indians
to send texts from social set-
tings (42 percent vs. 6 percent);
and almost eight times as likely
to text while in the middle of a
conversation (31 percent vs. 4
Still, Robert Shuter, the
Marquette communication
studies professor who led the
study, cautioned not to be too
down on American texters.
The truth is, neither Indians
nor Americans excused them-
selves or took leave when they
read or sent a message. Theyre
both at fault, he said, add-
ing that the point of the study
was to emphasize how differ-
ent cultural factors must be
considered when developing
universal texting rules.
Maybe hes right. Indians
did rudely rank 10 percentage
points higher than Americans
in using swear words in texts.
WHEN: Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Spencer Art Mu-
seum Auditorium
Sponsored by the Spencer
Museum of Art, the Depart-
ment of American Studies,
and the Kress Foundation
Department of Art History
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Today is a 7
Secrets have a way of becoming
public information. Tell no one.
Instead, remain open and friendly on
every other topic of conversation.
TAurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 5
Although youd like to maintain
privacy within the family circle, good
fortune arises from sharing feelings
with others around you. Let go of
GeMini (May 21-June 21)
Today is a 7
Your favorite person has a dream
or intuition that challenges you to
explain exotic symbols. An Internet
search produces great information.
CAnCer (June 22-July 22)
Today is a 6
You discover something about the
way people work together when you
sit back and watch. People naturally
pair of to get the job done today.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 6
Spread your arms wide enough to
enfold both logic and passion. Oth-
ers need your sensitive touch. Create
a natural balance between comfort
and energetic movement.
VirGo (Aug. 23-sept. 22)
Today is a 5
Get both genders on the same page
for maximum creativity. Combined
eforts produce the change you
desire. An associate points out an
LibrA (sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is an 6
Personal efort overlaps with group
activities. Schedule time for your
own projects, separate from the
pack. That way you meet your own
needs, too.
sCorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is a 5
If you were by yourself, youd enjoy
getting your work done without
stress. Others want you to play now.
Get them to help with the work frst.
Today is an 6
The stagecoach races with you at the
reins. Make haste without tiring the
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Slow down to get there faster.
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Today is a 7
A dream provides a new philosophi-
cal perspective. You see beyond
the obvious to identify idealistic
potential. Dont force the issue.
AquArius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 6
You lead in an independent
direction today. When others pose
questions, your answers reveal this.
Wait until tomorrow for a peaceful
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Today is a 6
Dont take no for an answer. Maybe
its workable, so go with that and
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Low-budget flm
has high promise
Dutch Harbor, the captains are
coming, and Deadliest Catch
fans had a lot to do with it.
The behind-the-scenes drama
on the docu-series that follows
fishing vessels in the Bering Sea
during crab season is over. Even
though Discovery announced last
week that Capts. Sig Hansen and
Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand
would not return for the seventh
season, the network now is say-
ing that all three men will be
part of the high-seas series which
begins filming in Dutch Harbor
next week.
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everything out with Discovery,
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deals a deal. Were heading up
to Dutch Harbor to start film-
ing the new season of Deadliest
Catch and hopefully it will be
the best one yet.
Hansen had threatened to
drop out of the hit series after
Discovery sued the Hillstrand
brothers for $3 million, claiming
they didnt perform their con-
tracted duties on a spinoff. The
fishermen brothers responded by
quitting Deadliest Catch, and
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CHICAGO Edward Burns
flmed scenes for his upcoming
low-budget indie fick Nice Guy
Johnny at his parents and sisters
houses and borrowed the cars in
the flm from friends and family.
Except for an old convertible
thats his. Cast members including
Matt Bush, known more for his
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commercials than his flm work,
were asked to apply their own
make up.
Why all the corner cutting?
Te minute someone writes
you a check, theres artistic com-
promise, said Burns, the flms
writer and director, sitting some-
what ironically in his oversize
Chicago hotel suite last month.
Youre not able to cast the people
you want to cast. Teyre ofering
and sometimes making changes
they feel the flm needs. Tats
On a low-budget flm, there
are also compromises. You need
to fnd free locations to flm. Tere
are no special efects. Nobody is
going to look at your flm and say,
Wow, thats a cool shot. You have
to be OK with telling smaller char-
acter stories.
Burns said the flm had a three-
man crew and was shot in10 days
on a $25,000 budget.
Tats also how much he said
1995s Te Brothers McMullen
cost him to make (the fnal budget
of nearly $500,000 was the result
of additional funding pumped in
by Fox Searchlight for revised ed-
iting and a new score).
Te diference is that he was
a production assistant earning
$18,000 a year when he made
Brothers went on to earn more
than $10 million at the domestic
box ofce and launched a career
for Burns that included writing,
directing and starring in 1996s
Shes the One and roles in Sav-
ing Private Ryan, NBCs Will &
Grace and HBOs Entourage.
Rather than the typical theater-
frst route, Burns is taking an un-
conventional approach and releas-
ing the flm Oct. 26 on Netfix,
iTunes, PlayStation 3, video on
demand and
When people hear about the
flm, we want them to grab their
remotes and say, OK, got it, he
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Darling, remind me
to thank the girl that
invented those game
day dresses.
The Bottleneck
Friday, October 15th

Saturday, October 16th

Todd Snider

Tuesday, October 19th

The Walkmen
Wednesday, October 20th

Friday, October 22nd

The Smokers Club Tour

Saturday, October 23rd

Wednesday, October 27th

Tyrone Wells

Thursday, October 28th

Cadillac Sky

Friday, October 29th

Saturday, October 30th

Wednesday, November 3rd

and the Country

Friday, November 5th

Saturday, November 6th

Wednesday, November 10th

Thursday, November 11th

The Heavy w/Wallpaper
Friday, November 12th
Donavon Frankenreiter
Saturday, November 13th


Fri Oct 29
Gogol Bordello
w/ Forro in the Dark
Nov 12 & Nov 13
String Band
Liberty Hall
was proud to learn the
Universitys top administrator
is proud of Te University
Daily Kansan.
I think we have a good paper,
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
said afer I asked her thoughts on
student-run media.
Gray-Little visited our new
(as of this summer) multimedia
newsroom in the Dole Human
Development Center for an
informal question-and-answer
session Friday afernoon. To my
delight, she asked us as many
questions as we asked her.
She asked us for a tour and
an explanation of our on-going,
improving process of blending
broadcast, print and online. She
met our advisers and heard about
the daily cycle of work we put into
the media serving this campus.
I greatly appreciated her interest
in our pursuits as journalism
students through our work in this
newsroom. I appreciated even
more her openness to allow us to
ask her questions.
Reporters and editors asked her
about her day-to-day schedule,
about the search for a new athletics
director (particularly, why the
committee for the search includes
no students; she said she believed
student athletes would not have
the time to commit to the lengthy
election process) and one question
I thought was particularly
poignant about the dangerous
drinking culture on campus.
In a manner of speaking I greatly
respect for its honest politness,
Gray-Little responded, (Te
culture) is so pervasive, its very
difcult to prevent and sometimes
leads to tragedy, Gray-Little said.
And this points to what I
particularly appreciate about the
chancellor: She acts as politician
but speaks as person.
She was friendly and open,
having reached out to one of our
reporters to set up the exchange.
Tis kind of transparency is a trait
we journalists enjoy and appreciate
from our leaders.
Just as I hope to encourage open
communication between Kansan
readers and writers, I am excited
by the openness shown by the
Universitys administration.
I thank the chancellor again
for her time and openness to
us. I encourage all students to
contact her ofce directly with any
questions or concerns.
To contribute to Free For
All, visit or
call (785) 864-0500.
I can no longer focus on
midterms because of my
sexting addiction.
So please stop texting me only
when you want homework
I spent the last 10 minutes
formulating an argument for
why I should be a snowfake
in my next life. Sorry, English
I keep making dumb faces to
my computer, and then I realize
people can still see me.

Sometimes I wonder who half
of these kids had to sleep with
to get into college.
Your Facebook albums are
like a timeline of all your bad
After this last weekend, I think
I found the holy grail: my
Jayhawk Liver.Bring it on Fall
I graduate on May 22. On May
24 Ill be in Florida, at the Harry
Potter theme park. With my
mom. Ah, childhood.
Saw two parking people
ticketing side-by-side, and a
third one towing a car. The Rec
is a hotbed of parking violators.
Girls with really tan feet and
painted toenails freak me out.
Thank God for laws against
marrying your siblings! My
boyfriends sister is obsessed
with him.
Vera Bradley is the Lisa Frank of
college girls. *barf*
I accidentally told my boyfriend
in my sleep that I love him...
To the 19 squirrels who are
sitting in a circle on my front
lawn: What are you planning?
Ill preggo your eggo. ;-)
I dont think wearing K-State
attire around KU is the best
decision any week. Just saying.
Sunday Funday is probably one
of the best days of the week.
I really hope they lower the
credit-hour requirements. It
would save me from having to
stay in school an extra summer.
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Even established style
rules should be broken
ashion designers are
constantly breaking
established fashion rules to
be unique and make a statement.
Some fashion faux pas should
never be broken, but bending
some of these historical rules
and taking style risks creates an
opportunity for you to have fun
with your wardrobe.
Rule: No white afer Labor
Tis rule is no longer strictly
enforced, but its still valuable.
Pure white clothing looks out
of place with the warm oranges
and reds of fall or stark grays of
winter. Wear white sparingly in
months with dreary weather, or
choose an of-white or cream to
compliment dark seasonal tones.
Certain seasonal pieces can look
stunning in the cooler months,
such as white fur accessories or
a white scarf and mittens. If the
pieces style fts the season, it will
work in white.
Rule: Dont mix patterns
Wearing multiple articles of
clothing with diferent prints at
the same time is difcult to make
chic, but it is achievable. If the
diferences arent too extreme,
and you can fnd a unifying
element, they can work together.
Te fashion magazine Harpers
Bazarr suggests two patterns that
work well together are foral and
Te trick here is to make
sure the contrasting patterns are
complementary in color, the
magazine said on its website. So
if the foral is navy and pink, the
ikat should be too. If the colors
are too divergent, the look will
turn to the chaotic.
Rule: Undergarments should
be invisible
Tis is a rule to stand by. One
day while walking up the stairs in
Strong Hall, a student in front of
me was sagging. Needless to say, I
did not appreciate his underwear
in my face. Sagging, or wearing
your pants low enough for people
to see your undergarments, has
been out for a while and is just
Some people may enjoy getting
a sneak peak of whats going on
under your clothes; visible panty
lines and thongs peeking above
your waistline are cute, but there
is a line. Wearing a vibrantly
colored bra under a light colored
shirt is tacky, not sexy. A current
trend is wearing a lace or sheer
shirt over a solid, dark colored
bra. As long as youre wearing a
bra that fts well, this look is fne
for going out, but thats the only
time its appropriate.
Rule: Dont wear socks and
Wearing socks with sandals is
a famous fashion faux pas. But
lately, even sophisticated brands
like J Crew and Urban Outftters
are dressing models in colorful
socks with fats, wedges and even
heels. Tis trend is fun but tricky
to pull of. Harpers Bazaar says
socks and sandals shouldnt be
worn with evening wear, but the
right outft can make it work for
Tink cropped pants and a
bootie or a midcalf dress with
a high sandal, the magazine
suggests. Keep the palette
neutral so the efect is chic rather
than shocking.
Te rules of style are meant
to be broken. Use them as
guidelines, but remember to
never allow anything to restrict
your wardrobe creativity and
always wear whatever you feel the
best in.
esposito is a junior from
Leawood in journalism and
Bible literalists would have such an easier time living in America
if they stopped to ponder sometimes. I think the story of Adam
and Eve informs them that knowledge is evil.
It is the knowledge of good and evil that cast humans out. Not
knowledge in general. Before we lef Eden (in their theology) -
we had no morality. Tat is the primal state religions based on
the Bible are hoping to obtain - no morality. Sounds like they
want natural selection to have efects on genomes!!!!!!
Metacognition in response to Evolution should be lit-
mus test for public office on Oct. 11.
What I do realize is that there are some serious problems with
capitalism: the externalization of market costs onto society and
the environment, the uneven geographic development of the
world (we have exported our manufacturing to countries that
have lax labor laws in order to maximize profits. Under the
profit motive, our interests are in preventing the development
of developing countries because they are the only ones which
create the cheep products that are key to our consumer society),
the emergence of concentrated poverty in urban cities that make
equality of opportunity a joke, and the devaluation of human
life to nothing more than quantifiable number (a cog in the eco-
nomic machine, if you will).
Treystaff in response to Students form group for KU
socialists on Oct. 6.
Responses to the news of the week on
he military could become
the biggest funder of Green
Technology in America.
Te military is requesting bids for
additional battle-tested renewable
energy research.
On Oct. 4, the New York
Times reported that the military,
concerned by its dependence on
foreign oil, is going to be deploying
a unit of Marines who will survive
on renewable technology. Tey
plan to use solar-chargers for the
communications equipment; solar-
shaded tents to provide shade and
electricity; and energy-conserving
light bulbs.
Te reason this news is so
fascinating is because it is ironic:
Te military, usually associated with
conservative Republican values, is
hell-bent on using green energy,
the symbol of liberal Democratic
progressivism, to wage its wars more
Te message: Republican
entities can fund Democratic
initiatives. And, equally, liberal
ideas can make conservative ones
work better.
Tis all speaks to a larger issue
that America faces today: neither the
Republicans nor the Democrats have
any good ideas anymore. We see the
stress this is causing our country in
the polarization of politics that we
are witnessing today.
Perhaps there is a solution:
Synthesize both Republican and
Democratic ideas. Instead of yelling
at each other, maybe we could sit
down and calmly discuss how the
military could secretly subsidize
the entire environmentalist cause
of renewable energy. Tat way the
Republicans will not get angry that
we are subsidizing the renewable
energy industry and the Democrats
will not get angry that we are
spending too much on the military.
Te military is not the only
organization catching on to this
idea. It is everywhere. Last week
Tursday, at a Spark M. Matsunaga
Center for Peace Studies panel
discussion on torture at the William
S. Richardson School of Law, Col.
Larry Wilkerson, a former Colin
Powell aide and ferce critic of the
Bush Administrations Enhanced
Interrogation policy (he called
it torture) was asked this simple
Why be a Republican at all? Why
not just be a Democrat?
It was a question that a lot of
moderate Republicansthe kind
who dont understand how the
Republican Party, the party of small
government, personal liberty, and
self-reliance, became the party of
Big Government Conservatives, the
Patriot Act and Medicare Part D
are asking themselves these days.
And Wilkerson had an answer.
Tere isnt a whisper of diference
between the basic domestic and
foreign policies of the presidents of
either party for the last 60 years. I
dont think it matters anymore that
youre democratic or republican,
because neither really has, or seems
to have the answers, or if they
have the answers, the courage to
Teres a radical thought that
the center is now radical. In fact
there are a couple of think tanks in
Washington that claim the radical
center, because that is the radical
thing to do these days; not be Rush
Limbaugh and not be Nancy Pelosi,
said Wilkerson.
One week later I attended a talk on
immigration put on by the Federalist
Society at the WSRSL. Te speaker,
Dr. James Jay Carafano, identifed
himself as an independent and he
worked for the Heritage Foundation,
which is the ofcial Conservative
Tink Tank of Washington, D.C.
I expected the speaker to be a
radical, ranting conservative yelling
about Mexicans taking their jobs
and securing the border. What he
turned out to be was a perfectly
sensible independent who said that
securing the border never works
and that we really need to secure
the Mexican economy if we want
to reduce the amount of Mexican
immigration to the United States.
Is it possible that centrism could
be the new radicalism? Would
the center be radical enough to
suggest that the Military use Green
Technology to more efciently fght
its wars? Would it be centrist to
suggest that Teachers Unions are
actually hindering education reform
all across the country? Could it be
centrist to suggest that immigration
is a more complex problem than just
installing a border fence?
Te time has come for a new wave
in politics. Maybe it will be called
the Radical Center. Whatever its
called, I hope its smart enough to
give our troops machines that can
convert readily available plant life
(read poppy seeds) into bio-fuels.
From UWIRE. Sam King for
the Ka Leo O Hawaii at The
Univeristy of Hawaii-Manoa
Is centrism the new radicalism?
GuesT COLuMn
By alex garrison
Call 785-864-3131
Stop by 230 Strong Hall
Call 785-864-4810
Stop by 2000 Dole Human
Development Center
Garrison is editor-in-chief of
The Kansan and a senior from
Kansas City, Kan., in journalism
and Arabic and islamic studies.
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By alex esposito
Couple accidentally
buys real skeleton
TAMPA, Fla. A Florida couple
thought they were buying a Hal-
loween decoration at a yard sale,
but it turns out they bought a
real human skeleton. Judith and
Mitchell Fletcher paid $8 for what
they thought was a box of scary
holiday decorations at a yard sale
in Brandon. When they got the
box home, they realized they had
bought real bones.
They called the Hillsborough
County Sherifs Ofce. Detectives
took the bones to the medi-
cal examiner, who determined
they came from a professionally
prepared human anatomical skel-
eton, normally used in medical
Sherifs spokesperson Cristal
Bermudez Nunez said detec-
tives are contacting colleges and
universities who may be missing
a skeleton.
Associated Press
Fraternity holds car demolition for charity
WHAM! A student heaves a
10-pound sledgehammer onto a
car painted in Kansas State colors.
The sound of crunching metal and
plastic fills the air.
Students lined up on the lawn in
front of Watson Library Monday
to take part in a fundraiser put
on by Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
The fraternity was raising money
for the Hole in the Wall Gang
summer camp in Ashford, Conn.
The camp is one of several run
by the Associaton of Hole in the
Wall Camps, a cause Phi Kappa
Tau selected as its national philan-
thropy in 1995.
The association was founded
by late actor Paul Newman, a Phi
Kappa Tau member, and provides
services for seriously ill children
and their families via camp pro-
grams and year-round outreach to
hospitals and clinics.
Lucas Commodore, a sopho-
more from Overland Park, is the
philanthropy coordinator for Phi
Kappa Tau. Commodore decided
to bring back the fraternitys for-
mer tradition of bashing a car for
charity this fall.
Commodore said an associate
of the fraternity donated the car
and Bulldog Towing, 1881 E. 1450
Road, pulled it up the hill after
the fraternity members painted it
purple and sprayed on the number
eight: a reference to the num-
ber worn by Kansas State running
back Daniel Thomas.
We didnt think anybody would
catch on, but we put it on there
anyways, Commodore said.
He said the fraternity encour-
aged people to donate between $1
and $5 to hit the car. Although the
event was not scheduled to start
until noon, the group had raised
more than $80 by 11:50 a.m.
In between class periods,
while students walked by, a rotat-
ing group of fraternity members
called out to passersby to come
hit the car.
You know you want to take a
swing! yelled Joe Getto, a sopho-
more from Lenexa.
Most people kept walking,
but others took advantage of the
opportunity to swing a sledge-
hammer and let off some steam.
Getto said one person paid $2
to take one swing at the car, but
ended up taking about 20.
He probably paid for a years
worth of therapy sessions, Getto
By the time the event ended at
5 p.m., the group had raised $290.
An alumnus matched that amount,
bringing the total to $580. All of
the proceeds from this event will
go directly to the Hole in the Wall
Gang camp.
The hood of the car had already
been punctured in more than one
location and the trunk was bent
open when Andrew Hohman
got his chance to make a mark.
Hohman, a junior from Garden
City, said the experience was
exhilarating and definitely worth
every cent. He donated $2 for his
first two swings but said hed be
back later with more.
We have to destroy K-State this
week, Hohman said. I just felt
like I did my part.

Edited by Dana Meredith
Chris Bronson/KANSAN
Ethan Huber, a freshman fromCape Girardeau, Mo., smashes a car outside of Watson Library Monday afternoon. The car smash was sponsored by Phi Kappa Tau to raise money for Hole in the Wall
Gang camps. People can take out some stress, give to charity, and hit something purple,said Lucas Commodore, philanthropy coordinator.
At most colleges, men and wom-
en have lived harmoniously to-
gether in coed dorms ofen just
a foor, wing or few doors away
for decades.
Student activists at Ohio and
Denison universities are now push-
ing for the fnal step in the student
housing revolution: to allow mem-
bers of the opposite sex to share
Te movement started about 10
years ago at a few small, progres-
sive liberal-arts colleges in an ef-
fort to help gay and transgender
students feel comfortable in on-
campus housing. But more colleges
are embracing the idea to allow all
students, gay or straight, to pick the
most compatible roommates.
In Athens, the Student Senate
voted last week to support an efort
to start a test program next fall at
Ohio University. School leaders are
studying the issue.
Gay, bisexual and transgender
students at Ohio University cur-
rently can request special accom-
modations, but they have to out
themselves to the housing staf to
do so, said Amelia Shaw, vice com-
missioner of the Student Senates
GLBT panel.
Can you imagine being put into
such an uncomfortable situation?
I dont have to go in and say, Im
straight, she said.
Shaw noted that such accom-
modation ofen means students are
put into single-occupancy rooms,
which are more costly.
Campus housing ofcials have
been independently studying the
issue since the summer.
Were in the business of creating
safe environments, and we think
this is just the next logical step,
said Judy Piercy, associate direc-
tor for residential housing. She
said her department would need to
make a recommendation by Febru-
ary to make it possible to roll out a
few coed units next fall.
About 55 schools nationwide,
including the Columbus College
of Art & Design, Miami University
and Oberlin College in Ohio, allow
men and woman
to live in gender-
neutral housing.
Freshmen typically
arent eligible. Some
schools have specifc
housing for gay stu-
dents and the small
number of trans-
gender students on
Others ofer a few
units where men and
women of any sexual
orientation can live together. A few
make coed housing possible every-
where but in single-gender halls.
Generally, advocates say, about 2
percent to 3 percent of rooms at the
institutions have been made coed.
Many universities have resisted
the concept because of concerns
that some students would end up
sharing not only a room but a bed.
At Denison University, a small
private college in Granville, student
leaders submitted a petition this
spring to allow
coed rooms.
We are still in
the very early pro-
cesses of review-
ing data, talking
with students,
thinking about it
in committee and
studying other
programs at peer
institutions, said
Bill Fox, associate
dean of students
and residential-life director.
CCAD ofcials started ofering
gender-neutral housing last year af-
ter opening its new Design Square
Apartments, which have private
We knew students wanted to
live with whomever they wanted,
but at the same time, we knew
some people would look at this as a
morality issue, said Dwayne Todd,
associate vice president and dean of
Like most schools, CCAD dis-
courages romantic partners from
living together. But ofcials were
prepared to make room transfers if
couples did move in together and
then broke up. Tat hasnt hap-
Most coed roommates are just
friends, said Jefrey Chang, co-
founder and associate director of
the National Student Genderblind
Campaign, an advocacy group that
works with students and campus
administrators to provide coed
Claims that gender-neutral
housing would result in promiscu-
ity among straight couples and the
potential for violence havent mate-
rialized, said Chang, a second-year
law student at Rutgers University.
Universities consider allowing coed dormitory rooms
Were in the busi-
ness of creating safe
environments ... we
think this is just the
next logical step.
Housing, Ohio University
leader calls
gay people
Facebook campaign launched
in support of a Mormon church
leaders sermon on same-sex
relationships has drawn more
than 4,500 responses.
The I support Boyd K.
Packer page was started Oct.
5, two days after the senior
leader of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints
called homosexual attraction
unnatural and said gays could
and should change.
By Monday afternoon, more
than 4,500 people had joined
the page as fans.
Packer, 86, is the second-
ranking leader in the church
and next in line to be president
of the 13.5 million-member
faith. He was speaking at the
faiths semiannual general con-
When the text of the speech
was posted on a church Web
page days later, Packers remarks
had been altered.
In the speech, he said: Some
suppose that they were born
pre-set and cannot overcome
what they feel are inborn ten-
dencies toward the impure and
unnatural. Not so! Why would
our Heavenly Father do that to
anyone? Remember he is our
On the website, the word
temptations has replaced
tendencies and the question
about Gods motives has been
removed entirely.
Church public relations offi-
cials said the changed wording
was part of a routine practice
that allows conference speakers
to edit their speeches to clarify
their meaning.
National gay rights activists,
including the Human Rights
Campaign, have denounced
the speech as factually inac-
curate and dangerous, and have
called on Packer to recant his
A Thursday protest of the
speech in Salt Lake City drew
The Facebook page has
sparked some opposing view-
points, but most responses have
praised Packer and thanked
him for defending the values of
traditional marriage and fam-
ily and speaking the truth.
One poster called Packer a
Christian hero.
Latter-day Saints consider
their senior leaders prophets
who lead the church through
direct communication with
AssociAted Press
DES MOINES, Iowa No. 5
Nebraska got a raucous welcome
at Kansas State as they faced the
Wildcats for the last time as a Big
12 opponent.
It didnt take long for the Huskers
to quiet the crowd and turn the
95th and potentially final meeting
between the longtime rivals last
week into a rout.
Colorado? The Big 12s other
lame duck program is on the verge
of going out on a much more silent
Nebraska is off to a fantastic
start in its final Big 12 tour before
joining the Big Ten next year. The
Huskers (5-0, 1-0 Big 12) blew
out Kansas State 48-13 and have
things clicking on both sides of the
ball heading into a huge date with
Texas this weekend.
All the noise in the world didnt
bother Nebraska, which easily sur-
vived its first of two road games
against Big 12 North opponents.
The Huskers also visit Iowa State
in early November.
I wear headsets and dont hear
the noise, but Im sure it was
at least, until we finished laying
eggs I think it was probably
quite vocal, Kansas State coach
Bill Snyder said.
The Buffaloes final conference
trip to Missouri was a dud.
The 21st-ranked Tigers (5-0,
1-0) shut out Colorado 26-0, cap-
ping their rivalry with the Buffs
with five straight wins by a com-
bined score of 203-40.
Colorado had bounced back
from a 52-7 loss at future Pac-
12 rival California with wins over
Hawaii and Georgia. But the Buffs
lost their 13th straight road game
against the Tigers on the 20th
anniversary of the infamous fifth
down game at Faurot Field.
Colorado coach Dan Hawkins
said he didnt think the atmosphere
in Columbia was any crazier than
usual. The bigger issue for the Buffs
(3-2, 0-1) was Missouris defense,
which handed Colorado just its
second shutout in 262 games.
Were playing good team
defense, Missouri coach Gary
Pinkel said. Were getting bet-
ter each week, and with a lot of
the little things, attention to detail
things that we needed to do.
Nebraska handled its final Big
12 road opener in impressive
fashion, rolling over the Wildcats
behind another brilliant perfor-
mance from freshman quarterback
Taylor Martinez.
Martinez, who was named the
Big 12s offensive player of the
week, ran for 241 yards and threw
for 128 more, leading the Huskers
on four scoring drives that took
five plays or less.
Hes more than just a young
guy that can run fast, Snyder said.
We created some opportunities
for him to showcase his speed and
he took full advantage of it each
and every time. I think hes a very
talented player.
Next, the Huskers host Texas
(3-2, 1-1) in a rematch of last years
memorable league title game.
As few Nebraska fans will ever
forget, the Longhorns were given
an extra second at the end of the
game after a video replay. That
allowed Hunter Lawrence to boot
a 46-yard field goal and deny
Nebraska a trip to a BCS bowl
The game doesnt have quite the
buzz it was expected to have after
the Longhorns fell to both UCLA
and Oklahoma. But last years title
game was followed by the confer-
ence realignment frenzy this sum-
mer, adding even more juice to
the showdown between the two
storied programs.
I dont get caught up in all
the personal reasons or whatever
else. I have nothing against Texas,
Nebraska coach Pelini said. What
happened in the offseason, like
I said, you control what you can
Texas coach Mack Brown threw
a bouquet to Nebraskas fans, say-
ing he believes the Huskers have
the best crowd in college football.
Ive never seen an empty seat
when we walk on the field before
the game, and theyre all sitting
there when you leave. Theyre the
most gracious fans Ive ever seen
and they love their team but theyre
very knowledgeable, Brown said.
They love a great college football
game, and I dont expect it to be
any different.
Colorado hosts Baylor on
Saturday, and coach Dan Hawkins
said he plans to start quarterback
Tyler Hansen, who was yanked
in favor of Cody Hawkins against
The Bears gave up 45 points in
a loss to Texas Tech on Saturday,
so life could be easier for Hansen
this week. But Colorado will also
have to find a way to stop Baylor
quarterback Robert Griffin, who
threw for a career-high 384 yards
last week.
Hes fun to watch. Extremely
talented, and not just a runner.
Can throw it, too, coach Hawkins
said. Its a huge challenge. Huge.
Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez gets past Kansas State cornerback Ty Zimmerman, right, to score a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a
game Thursday in Manhattan. Martinez rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns leading Nebraska to a 48-13 win.
Nebraska, Colorado face one last season in Big 12
bIg 12 fOOTbALL
Martinez, David
honored this week
LINCOLN, Neb. Nebraska
quarterback Taylor Martinez and
linebacker Lavonte david have
been named big 12 players of the
Martinez accounted for 369
yards in Nebraskas 48-13 win at
Kansas State last week. He carried
15 times for 241 yards with four
touchdowns, covering 14, 35, 80
and 41 yards. He also was 5 of 7
passing for 128 yards, including a
79-yard scoring strike.
Martinezs 241 rushing yards set
a Nebraska quarterback rushing
record and were the eighth-most
in school history.
david made 16 tackles, 10 unas-
sisted, against K-State. He also had
one sack and two tackles for loss.
The linebacker reached double
fgures in tackles for the third time.
Associated Press
By tim dwyer
For the first time since before
the 2007-2008 national title
season, the Jayhawk basketball
team will be changing its uni-
form, Kansas announced in a
news release Monday.
Kansas will continue its use
of the Trajan font and the same
color schemes white home,
blue away and red alternate
but will be donning the new
Adidas Revolution 30 jerseys.
The jerseys, made of 60 per-
cent recyclable material, are
designed to dry twice as quickly
as the old jerseys. They also
weigh 30 percent less.
Both the mens and womens
teams will be undergoing the
change to the new uniform. The
womens jersey was unveiled at
media day Monday. The mens
will be unveiled at media day
Edited by Anna Nordling
Teams to upgrade uniform material
Photo Courtesy of JefJacobsen/KU Athletics Inc.
Senior guard Mario Little and sophomore forward Carolyn Davis model the newuniforms for the 2010-11 season. The jerseys are made of 60
percent recyclable material and dry twice as fast.
Favre unable to get
Vikings out of hole
eAST ruTHerFOrd, N.J. brett
Favre was at his dazzling best after
a miserable start that put the Min-
nesota Vikings in a hole.
There would be no classic
comeback this time, though, for
the record-breaking quarterback.
Hit hard early and often by rex
ryans physical defense, Favre
nearly led the Vikings back with a
milestone night, but dwight Low-
ery returned an interception 26
yards for a touchdown with 1:30
left as the New york Jets beat the
Vikings 29-20 on Monday night in
a game that was delayed 45 min-
utes at the start by lightning.
Lacking freworks early, Nick
Folk kicked fve feld goals for the
Jets (4-1), two after fumbles by
Favre, and now the 41-year-old
quarterback is left wondering if
an even bigger punishment is
in store from NFL Commissioner
roger Goodell.
Favre fnished 14 for 34 for 264
yards for the Vikings (1-3) hours
after he apologized to teammates
for the distraction caused by an
NFL investigation into allegations
that he sent racy messages and
lewd photos to a Jets game host-
ess in 2008.
He became the frst NFL player
to throw 500 touchdown passes
and for 70,000 yards, but two early
fumbles against his former team
helped put the Vikings in a 12-0
Adrian Peterson had 88 yards
on 18 carries for Minnesota.
New yorks ofense struggled for
the frst time since Week 1, failing
to get much going other than
feld goals until late.
Mark Sanchez was 21 of 44 for
191 yards, and still hasnt thrown
an interception this season,
although he came close a few
times. Santonio Holmes played
his frst game with the Jets after
being suspended the frst four
for violating the NFLs substance
abuse policy.
Ladainian Tomlinson had an-
other solid game for the Jets with
94 yards rushing on 20 carries.
Associated Press
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Monica Engelman is the ideal
perimeter player: pass first, shoot
second, play fast and keep everyone
involved. Carolyn Davis is her com-
plement: an active forward who
goes beyond her role as an inside
scorer and rebounder by trying to
create open looks for her team-
mates. Together, the two sopho-
mores are a powerhouse.
After ending last season 17-16,
Davis said she had one thing on her
mind: to win.
Ive got high goals, Davis said.
I want to go all the way.
Her ultimate goal could be tough
with such an inexperienced team.
In the offseason, the roster under-
went drastic changes, including
the loss of five
seniors and two
transfers. It also
welcomed four
freshman guards
and two new
assistant coach-
es. So what does
the team need to
find the synergy
to advance fur-
ther this season?
in our group of
girls, weve got to
find some leadership, Engelman
said. Both of us are taking that
leadership role and growing
When asked how she felt about
having three more seasons to
play with Davis, Engelman was
all smiles. She said it was exciting
to think about the future of the
program with such a young team
learning and improving together.
Engelman didnt start her col-
legiate career with the prominent
role she now has. Both she and
Davis started their freshman sea-
sons watching from the sidelines.
Engelman said she appreciated the
time she had on the bench to adjust
to the college arena and contribute
as an important role player.
I was known as the spark,
Engelman said. When the team
was down, Id come in and make
something happen.
With a solid starting position,
Engelman has advanced beyond
that role. She and Davis had 13
career starts and will return to
the starting lineup, after earning
the spots midway through last
years injury-plagued season. It
came as an unexpected surprise
for the teammates, who quickly
We just have the same per-
sonalities, Davis said. Were
both really laid back.
They may be laid back off the
court, but the dynamic offensive
producers show no sign of that
once the first whistle blows. After
filling a permanent spot on the
starting lineup, Engelman aver-
aged 12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds
and 4.1 assists per game. She also
reached double-digit scoring in
10 games
last season,
including a
22 points
a g a i n s t
Davis also
had an effect
with an
average of
15.2 points
and 8.4
r e b o u nd s
per game after joining Engelman
on the starting lineup.
You can tell that me and
her bonded really well even in the
game, Engelman said. Shell set
the on-ball screen and if Im com-
ing off the screen and I cant shoot,
Im looking for her.
Davis said they became close
friends shortly after meeting each
other the summer before their
freshman season and have been
inseparable since. Developing a
friendship was a great way to adjust
to college life far from their Texas
homes, but it also meant a success-
ful offensive relationship.
I think it helps that were close
off the court, too, Davis said.
When we get out there, we know
whats in each others head.
At such different positions, Davis
said their bond could be used as
an offensive weapon. She also said
it was important for her to be an
active rebounder. Davis grabbed
152 rebounds as a freshman, 95 of
which were defensive. She said she
would make it her priority to also
dominate the offensive boards and
give her team more second-chance
Known for their effective transi-
tion game, the team doesnt often
look to run a set-up offense, but
Engelman said she liked know-
ing she had someone accountable
Its a confidence builder for me
because I trust her and know that
if I give her the ball shes going to
finish, Engelman said.
This confidence comes from
more than just their friendship.
Last season, Davis hit 71.9 per-
cent of her shots, setting a Kansas
record for single-season field goal
I have a lot of confidence
knowing that Im coming off a good
season, Davis said.
Davis was named Big 12 Freshman
of the Week twice in February. To
say she had a good season is mod-
est. Her 11 rebounds and career-
high 31 points in last years Big
12 Championship opener against
Oklahoma State was more than
good. Despite her performance, the
team still lost that game.
It just shows the importance of
having other scorers, Davis said.
Monica knows she has to produce.
Everyone has to produce and bal-
ance each other out.
To make sure she does her
part, Davis said she focused her
offseason efforts on developing
a broader range. She was already
strong inside, but in a conference
heavy on competitive post play, she
made it her goal to become more of
a threat by developing her outside
They each emphasized the
importance of offensive execution
both down low and on the perim-
eter. Engelman said the team was
guard-heavy last season, but was
working to improve that before the
season opener on Nov. 14 against
South Dakota. Both players agreed
that they would need to be effective
from all ranges in order to reach
their conference goals.
It takes a really special defen-
sive team to be able to shut down
the inside and outside at the same
time, Davis said.
The hope is that with this dynam-
ic duo dominating the court, the
defense wont be able to do so and
the team will see a better outcome
because of it. Engelman already
averaged 37.6 percent from the
field last year and said she practiced
hard to maintain that accuracy for
the upcoming season.
Hitting 30 of an attempted 80
3-pointers last season wasnt good
enough for Engelman, who said she
had worked to improve her con-
sistency from beyond the arc even
further. She said the hard work had
helped her confidence, but no one
is more confident in her abilities
than Davis.
Its good to know that you have
someone outside that you can look
to knock down the shot, Davis said.
We trust each other. She knows she
can pass it to me and Im confident
that I can look to her.
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Monica Engelman, front, and Carolyn Davis will be a major part of the Jayhawks production this season. Engelman averaged 12.1 points while Davis averaged 15.2 points and 8.4 rebounds last season.
Sophomores play to each others strengths
Monica Engelman and Carolyn
Davis will be featured offensively
I think it helps that were
close of the court, too.
When we get out there,
we know whats in each
others head.
mOnicA engelmAn
sophomore guard
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Scoring six seconds
apart breaks record
ST. LOUIS David Backes and
Andy McDonald broke a 42-year-
old franchise record by scoring
6 seconds apart early in the frst
period, and the St. Louis Blues
went on to a 5-1 victory over the
slow-starting Anaheim Ducks on
Backes scored at 3:53 when he
sneaked down the left side after
an Anaheim turnover and fred in
David Perrons centering pass. T.J.
Oshie won the ensuing faceof
at center ice, got the puck back
from Patrik Berglund in the high
slot and fed it to McDonald near
the left circle.
McDonald beat Ducks goalie
Jonas Hiller with a wrist shot at
3:59 to make it 2-0.
The two goals in a 6-second
span broke the previous club
record of 7 seconds apart set by
Don McKenney and Frank St.
Marseille on Jan. 24, 1968, against
the Minnesota North Stars.
Matt DAgostini scored twice
and B.J. Crombeen added a short-
handed goal for St. Louis.
Associated Press
hile covering the Kansas softball
team last week, I saw Kansas
work hard, play smart and
slaughter Johnson County Community
And when I say slaughter, I mean the
game was called because of the lead that
Kansas had amassed.
As a reporter, I was excited to include this
feat in my article.
As a sports fan I was thoroughly disap-
I think it is beyond ridiculous that at the
college level, games are being called for a
lack of offense.
I do agree with the slaughter rule when
it pertains to kids in Little League games.
As far as kids go, its acceptable in my book
to protect children from suffering a terrible
loss that could discourage them from any
But at the ages of 18 and up, its time to
start approaching the game as adults.
These players do not need to be babied.
From a historical standpoint, how can there
be record books if the games arent even
able to be finished?
Imagine if in the midst of a no-hitter
during Phillies-Reds playoff game, the
home-plate umpire came up to Roy
Halladay and said, Look Roy, youre throw-
ing a great game, but today is clearly not
Cincinnatis day. Were just going to end its
misery now.
Furthermore, who is to say a team cant
make a comeback? Just because some scores
can make players wonder why they ever
wanted to play the game doesnt mean a
comeback isnt plausible.
I believe that once a game is started and
the players have committed to it, its their
responsibility to finish the game and play to
the best of their ability. They owe it to the
fans who come to watch, but more impor-
tantly they owe it to themselves, as they
devote their time to the sport.
If players and referees cant hold them-
selves to that standard, its time they find a
new activity to fill their time.
This is not to take away from Kansas.
The softball team played an all-around great
game, and it deserved the win. But it should
be celebrating the win after the ninth inning,
not the seventh.
Edited by Anna Nordling
Slaughter rule isnt acceptable
Morning Brew
We got the team spirit up again
and we just really looked into
what K-State does. We got to
watch them play Nebraska this
past Thursday. I think we are very
ready, and we have a few more
practices this week just to get
everything corrected and make
sure were on the same page.
Kansas wide receiver Daymond Patterson
on the Jayhawks bye week.
Kansas is 3-1 against Kansas State
in its last four meetings.
KU Athletics
Q: When was the last time
Kansas started 0-2 in conference
A: 2006
KU Athletics
THiS weeK in
KANSAN.COM / THe UniVerSiTY DAiLY KAnSAn / TUESDAy, OCTOBEr 12, 2010 / SPorTS / 9A
The league office named senior
defensive specialist Melissa
Manda the Big 12 Volleyball
Defensive Player of the Week
Monday afternoon.
Its the second time this season
that a Kansas volleyball player has
earned player-of-the-week hon-
ors. Freshman defensive specialist
Brianne Riley
was named Big
12 Rookie of
the Week Sept.
M a n d a
reached a per-
sonal best of 32
digs in Saturday
nights match against No. 10 Iowa
State, tying the record for any Big
12 player this season. The match
marked the first time the Kansas
volleyball team has defeated a
top-10 opponent. Manda was
perfect in all 32 service recep-
tions Saturday and helped limit
Iowa States offense.
Beyond her remarkable per-
formance on defense, Manda
contributed three assists and
the two consecutive service aces
that closed out the second set for
Kansas in its 3-1 victory.
The last time two Kansas play-
ers earned player-of-the-week
honors was in 2008, when senior
outside hitter Karina Garlington
and junior setter Nicole Tate
earned weekly awards.
Edited Alex Tretbar
Senior honored afer Iowa State win
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Devils of to worst
start since 2001
NEWArK, N.J. Alex
Goligoski and Mark Letestu
scored goals within a three-
minute span covering the frst
and second periods to lead
the Pittsburgh Penguins to a
3-1 victory over the under-
manned New Jersey Devils on
The Devils fell to 0-2-1, their
worst start since the 2001-02
The Devils played the
game with a franchise-low
15 healthy skaters due to
injuries to Anton Volchenkov
and Brian rolston. They also
waived forward Pierre-Luc
Letourneau-Leblond just as
he was supposed to begin a
one-game suspension.
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By Kathleen Gier
Afer two years of season-end-
ing injuries, redshirt freshman
Tania Jackson is ready to get back
in the game.
Jackson tore her ACL a week
before tryouts her senior year at
Lawrence High School. Last year,
she tore her meniscus in practice
before the frst exhibition game.
During the ofseason, Jackson
worked to make herself stronger
and overcome her injuries.
I am excited, Jackson said. I
put in a lot of efort over the sum-
mer to get my knee right; that was
the main focus. I am just really ex-
cited to be on the court with my
team again.
Jackson is also looking forward
to playing in front of the fans at Al-
len Fieldhouse for the frst time.
I think that is important for
anyone from Lawrence, Jackson
said. I want to play in front of my
fans and friends and it has been
about two years since they have
seen me play.
Growing up in Lawrence, Jack-
son knew from early on that she
wanted to play for the Jayhawks.
I started going to Kansas games
in seventh or eighth grade and that
is when I knew I wanted to go to
Kansas, Jackson said. Tis has al-
ways been a dream of mine.
Tis season, she is ready to help
the team in several ways.
I am a three point threat; I got
a lot of shots in this summer try-
ing to get my three point shot up,
Jackson said. I have gotten a lot
stronger, kneewise, physically and
mentally. I think a big thing for me
is playing mentally tough when
my knee starts bothering me. I
think that is the way that I will im-
pact the team, by being mentally
Head coach Bonnie Henrickson
said she looked forward to seeing
Jackson on the court as well.
Shes been in all of our work-
outs so far this year and shes been
in every practice, Henrickson
said. Shes a great shooter, very
strong and she doesnt mind being
physical, she embraces that. She
can guard any post player she is
that athletic.
Sophomore forward Carolyn
Davis also commented on the
strengths Jackson would bring to
the team this season.
She is really aggressive in the
post and well see that she can
shoot outside and post inside,
Davis said. Tat is going to really
help to stretch the defense having
a four that can shoot a three.
Afer a season watching games
from the sidelines, Jackson has a
unique perspective on how to help
the team through its struggles.
I think the main thing I can
have a major impact on is my
voice, she said. I think it can be
more of an addition to my voice
and communication on the court.
Edited by Dana Meredith
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2010 www.kAnSAn.COm PAGE 10A
he Jayhawks have been
humiliated twice this season
already, and theyre not even
halfway through it. So what can
coach Turner Gill do to save face
this season? The answer is a simple
two-step plan.
Step one: Kansas needs to win
against Kansas State on Thursday
Gill has had two weeks to get his
players prepared for the Wildcats.
His team should be ready and he
should have a solid game plan to
stop talented K-State running back
Daniel Thomas.
The Jayhawks must come out
with incredible passion. Gill may
not have coached a rivalry game
like this before. Understand that to
Kansas fans, this game is more than
just another matchup.
While K-State was falling into
despair under Ron Prince, Kansas
was reaching new heights with
Mark Mangino. Now, it appears that
the roles are reversing. K-State is
heading back in the right direction
under Bill Snyder and Kansas is
This trend must stop. Another
trend must continue, one that is
historically more significant.
Kansas still leads the all-time
series 65-37-5. Kansas is 37-15-
2 against K-State in Lawrence,
and even has a winning record in
Manhattan, too. The Jayhawks have
won four of the last six Sunflower
After step one is complete, step
two must be the next goal.
Step two: Kansas needs to beat
Missouri when it plays Nov. 27.
The Tigers, who are currently
ranked 21st in the latest AP poll,
could be Nebraskas biggest compet-
itor in the Big 12 North. Games at
Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City,
Mo., have been intense. Because its
a home game for Missouri, Tiger
fans will be out in full force, ready
to kick the Jayhawks while theyre
Te frst step in Gill and the
Jayhawks campaign for this year is
important. Would losing all but one
conference game to Missouri be
enough to keep fans content?
If the Jayhawks win only two
more games all season, let them be
against K-State and Missouri. Give
Kansas fans a reason to cheer and
be excited again.
Both K-State and Missouri will
more than likely go to bowl games
and have a more successful year
than Kansas. At the very least, let
Jayhawk fans offer a rebuttal when
they are mocked by Wildcat and
Tiger fans.
After what looks to be a losing
season, fans could find peace with
Gill if he simply completes this two-
step plan. Beat K-State and beat
Edited by Anna Nordling
By KOry CarPenter
If you ask coach Turner Gill,
Kansas bye week couldnt have
come at a better time.
Following the 55-7 loss to
Baylor last weekend, the Kansas
coaching staff used the bye week
ro focus on getting players to be
more physical on both sides of the
ball. Gill said he felt the team was
out of rhythm in Waco and the
extra week was a good time to get
back on track.
We needed to get some things
going during the bye week, Gill
said at Mondays press conference.
I felt we were out of rhythm and
weve used this extra week to cor-
rect those things and prepare for
Gill worked on creating more
turnovers and knocking guys to
the turf, something he wants to
see more of each week in prac-
tice and in games. Playing more
physically, he said, is key to getting
more turnovers.
If you play physical and play
with extra confidence, he said,
that encourages it.
Safety Lubbock Smith echoed
his coachs sentiments on being
more physical throughout the
During practice we always
focus on finishing every tackle, he
said. Were going to have to tackle
well and get takeaways in order to
come out with a W.
Smith noticed the coaching
staff s extra emphasis during the
bye week of wrapping up, securing
the tackle and not getting too
excited and missing open field
tackles. Gill said the defense
needed fewer than 10 missed
tackles against K-State if the
team hoped to be successful. He
also wants to get 80 knockdowns
throughout the game, whether
that be on offense or defense.
Meeting Gills missed tackle
quota will be key in stopping
Kansas States dangerous run-
ning game, led by senior Daniel
Thomas. If the Jayhawks cant
bring down Thomas, he could
have another big day and add to
his 691 rushing yards, eighth best
in the country.
Cornerback Chris Harris
noticed this weeks practices had
gotten more intense leading up to
Thursday nights showdown with
A lot more players have been on
the ground this week. Everyones
been going a little harder. I would
definitely say theres been a lot
more knockdowns this week.
With a young team, however,
the veteran defender warned
younger teammates of getting too
excited and making big mistakes.
Everyones been a little more
jacked for this game because its
a lot of players first game against
K-State, Harris said. So you have
to watch for injuries leading up to
Harris said he wanted the
defense to play up to its abilities
and react more as compared to
thinking too much on the field,
something the coaches have
preached to the defense.
He said repetitions and tough-
mindedness are key to shoring
up missed tackles and making big
plays on game day.
Lately, weve definitely been
getting more turnovers and hitting
harder in practice, so we just need
to bring what we do in practice to
the game.
Whether or not the extra
emphasis on hard-hitting and
toughness in practice will translate
to success Thursday night remains
to be seen.
Edited by TimDwyer
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Freshman forwardTania Jackson celebrates on the bench during Kansas' game against Oklahoma State February 12 at Allen Fieldhouse.
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Senior linebacker Justin Springer drags down a NewMexico State Aggie. The Jayhawks will have a tougher test with Daniel Thomas, the nations
eighth-leading rusher, who is coming to Lawrence Thursday.
Cats RB Tomas will test defense
Forward Carolyn Davis and guard Monica Engelman look to build on frst-year successes for 2010-2011.
Sophomores will spark the Jayhawks
Football team must
follow two-step plan
game on
Jackson primed for her Fieldhouse debut
The freshman
forward sat out
last season with
an injured knee