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Volume 125 Issue 48 kansan.com Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Newt Gingrich to speak
at Dole Institute tonight
Former Speaker of the House Newt
Gingrich will speak at the Dole Insti-
tute of Politics tonight. In a press re-
lease, the University announced that
the former Republican presidential
contender will discuss the recent elec-
tion as well as his latest book, ”Victory
Institute director Bill Lacy will in-
terview Gingrich at the event, titled
“An Evening with Newt Gingrich,”
which will begin at 7:30 pm.
“It will be perfect timing to have
Speaker Gingrich here to talk about
the results of the election,” Lacy said
in the release.
The event is open to public and
includes an opportunity for sale and
signing of “Victory at Yorktown.”
— Marshall Schmidt
Amanda Murphy joined the
International Student Asso-
ciation to learn more about her
heritage. Her mother immigrated
to the United States from India,
but Murphy did not know much
about the culture of the country.
Murphy, a senior from Over-
land Park and president of the
ISA, has gained Indian friends
through the group who have
taught her about their food, reli-
gion and traditions.
“I’ve never gotten the chance
to go study abroad, so I’ve never
been to India,” Murphy said. “But
because I was raised here, I had a
really strong interest in learning
about that culture. I never really
got to be immersed in it.”
Along with learning about In-
dia, Murphy was introduced to
more cultures by international
students. Te ISA is open to all
students, and Murphy said there
is a mix of those born in America
“Here at KU, we have a lot of
diversity,” Murphy said. “People
bring with them really rich cul-
tures that they’ve been a part of.
I’ve really acquired a sense of cul-
To celebrate International Ed-
ucation Week, which runs from
Nov. 12-16, the ISA will be co-
hosting a potluck Tanksgiving
dinner at the Ecumenical Campus
Ministries building, 1204 Oread
Ave., at 7 p.m. tonight. Murphy
said the goals of the dinner are to
show international students what
Tanksgiving is and introduce all
students to the traditional foods
of other countries.
According to its website, Inter-
national Education Week — the
third week of November — be-
gan in 2000 and is an initiative by
the U.S. Department of State and
the U.S. Department of Educa-
tion to “encourage development
of programs that prepare Ameri-
cans to live and work in a global
environment and attract future
leaders from abroad to study in
the United States.”
International Programs and
other campus organizations
are hosting free public events
throughout the week. Terese
Danley, events coordinator for
International Programs, said the
week is used to promote opportu-
nities for international education
through the University. Te goal
of the events, which range from
trivia nights to symposiums, is
to promote social interaction
between diferent cultures and
to gain awareness of issues from
around the globe.
“Tey’ll be able to meet other
people on campus who are really
into global issues and who are in-
terested in similar things as they
are,” Danley said. “Tey’ll be able
to really connect with various
people and various topics that are
relevant to the rest of the world.”
Jenna Hunter, coordinator of
the Global Awareness Program,
said one important aspect of the
week is to learn how to interact
with people from other coun-
“Learning to interact with
people from diferent parts of the
world is a very important skill
today in terms of the success you
will have,” she said.
One beneft of experiencing
other cultures, Murphy said, is
gaining a new perspective.
“I can see things from mul-
tiple points of view since I’ve
been involved so closely with
people who come from diferent
countries and have diferent tra-
ditions,” Murphy said. “I think a
lot of decisions people make may
be based on the culture they were
raised in, so understanding where
people come from has given me a
more holistic view of my life and
the lives of those around me.”
— Edited by Joanna Hlavacek
Style on the Hill is growing.
Sabrina Liedtke, a senior from
San Francisco and founder of Style
on the Hill, a website devoted to
showcasing fashion around Law-
rence and on campus, said the site’s
Facebook page receives about 30
“likes” per day, and the total num-
ber of “likes” has grown from about
200 to more than 650 since the be-
ginning of October. Liedtke said the
site, which she created in August,
underwent a redesign last month
and expanded content to include
photo shoots, music and architec-
ture. Te original three-person staf
has grown to 14, and they are also
considering posting videos and run-
ning pieces in a print publication.
“I think Lawrence is so cool, and
I want to document it,” Liedtke said.
“It’s grown to more of a culture
thing, with fashion.”
Abbey Johnson, a junior from Es-
sex Junction, Vt., began following
the site in September. She saw that
one of her friends had “liked” it on
Facebook, and she did the same.
Now, Johnson looks at street view
photos taken during game days to
get style inspiration.
“I love to see what they snap
people wearing on campus and on
game day,” Johnson said. “Normally
I just wear my KU football jersey
and jeans, but now I get ideas for
things I may want to wear, because
I don’t want to wear the same things
for games every week.”
From looking at the site, Johnson
was inspired to wear other things
besides her usual yoga pants or leg-
gings and to shop at diferent stores.
“It pushes me to put more efort
into what I’m going to wear,” she
said. “It’s given me ideas for stuf I
want to go look for.”
Liedtke made the site and began
posting street view photos in order
to continue using skills she learned
as an intern at style.com over the
John Reynolds, a senior from
Lee’s Summit, Mo., has been work-
ing with the site as creative director
since September. Reynolds, Liedtke
and Emily Paulson, the site’s social
media coordinator, worked together
earlier this semester to form goals
for Style on the Hill.
“We talked about things we want-
ed to happen, and now we’re work-
ing to realize the dream,“ Liedtke
Reynolds said that by photo-
graphing students on campus and
around town, the site takes normal
things and makes them interest-
ing. He wants people to look at the
site — which has a staf comprised
of only students — and realize that
they can pursue their goals as well.
“I never would’ve imagined do-
ing this,” Reynolds said. “It just hap-
pened. From starting this and seeing
where it’s gone, I hope other people
see it and go out and do what they
want to do, because it’s possible.”
Liedtke said the staf focuses on
showcasing the positive, and that
the purpose of the site is not to be
similar to “What Not to Wear.” She
wants people to be inspired to de-
velop an interest in fashion and to
be entertained by seeing people and
things they can relate to, like images
on Jayhawk Boulevard or Massa-
She said she would like the staf
and the site to continue growing,
and the growth the site has already
experienced was unexpected. She
said she is always hiring people to
“I just love fnding unique and
artistic things, and I still take pic-
tures every day,” Liedtke said. “I had
a clear idea of what I wanted, but I
didn’t think it would go this far and
grow this big.”
— Edited by Luke Ranker
All contents, unless stated otherwise, © 2012 The University Daily Kansan
Today is the last day to drop a class.
Campus style gains attention
ISA events raise
FIRE STARTER cAmPUS
Students crowd around and answer trivia questions in teams for the Global
Trivia event as part of the International Education Week. KU is hosting special
events to promote international engagement throughout the week.
Alex moore shows off her style by layering her clothes for Style on the Hill.
areas of arsoN aCtIvIty
— Graphic by Katie Kutsko
Seven of the fres reported in Law-
rence are categorized as arson:
• 3:58 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.
– apartment complex at 2429 Red-
bud Lane. Smoldering material was
found on a stair landing.
• 1:49 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. –
apartment complex at 1732 W. 24th
St. Paper hanging from a door frame
was lit on fre.
• 9:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 – resi-
dential-use building at 1722 W. 24th
St. The fre occurred in the hallway
with burnt combustible material.
• 1:35 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. –
apartment complex at 1733 W.
24th St. A smoking pile of combus-
tible material was found inside the
complex underneath frst foor mail-
• 4:05 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, -
laundry facility at 2346 Iowa St. A
dryer was found with burning items
• 3:13 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, - apart-
ment complex at 1504 W. 24th St.
combustible material was found at
the top of a stairwell and the carpet
beneath had minimal scorching.
• 3:46 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 11 –
apartment complex at 1703 W. 24th
St. The fre occurred on a third foor
hallway and burnt material was
The string of arsons in Lawrence continues with 12 total cases reported
An apartment fre Sunday
morning in the 1700 block of West
24th Street could be the latest in a
suspected string of arsons occur-
ring in the area.
According to the fre report,
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire
Medical emergency workers found
“burned material” outside one of
the apartments. Te report cat-
egorized the fre as arson, but fre
chief Mark Bradford did not say
if the fre is one of the suspected
Last week the fre department
asked the public for information
about a number of intentionally set
fres occurring at apartment com-
plexes between West 23rd Street
and West 25th Street and from
Iowa Street to Naismith Drive.
Te department did not release
the location or number of the fres
and has not released an update. In
an open records request by Te
University Daily Kansan to obtain
fre reports from Oct. 19 to Nov.
11, 12 fres in total occurred with-
in the zone outlined by the fre de-
Of the other 11 fres, nine oc-
curred at multi-family dwellings,
one occurred in an outside dump-
ster, and one occurred at a laundry
Te fres have not resulted in in-
jury, and no more than $1,000 in
damage has been reported in any
of the 12 fres.
But for Lori Bartel, a resident at
one of the apartments, it doesn’t
matter how harmless the inten-
“It’s not funny,” Bartel said. “It
puts my whole family at risk.”
Bartel is married with a child
and said she believed her complex
could do more.
“Tese are older buildings,”
Bartel said. “Security cameras
would help a lot, and they don’t
A manager at a diferent prop-
erty said she thought the complex
and the fre department handled it
“Tey’ve been here several times
a week to talk to people and ofer
tips,” she said. Although she does
not believe the particular fre that
occurred last month at the build-
ing she manages was arson, she
said the complex was prepared for
“We have a hardwired-in sys-
tem, and our alarms are very, very
loud,” she said.
Chief Bradford would not ofer
details about any of the arsons or
identify which fres the apartment
But the lack of information is
not necessarily related to the fre
“Tis is a very serious situation,”
— Edited by Brian Sisk
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over 9,000 in 1946. Can you imagine KU
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Almost Turkey Day.
Saturday Thursday Friday
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Thursday, Nov. 15 Friday, Nov. 16 Saturday, Nov. 17
whAt: Environs’ “Fresh” Movie Night
whERE: Hashinger Hall
whEN: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
AboUt: Join the Environs for a screening of
“Fresh,” local food from KU Dining Services and
whAt: An Evening with Newt and Callista Gin-
whERE: Dole Institute of Politics
whEN: 7:30-9 p.m.
AboUt: The political couple will discuss life on
the campaign trail followed by a book signing.
whAt: Last day to drop/withdraw
whERE: Strong Hall
whEN: All day
AboUt: Still struggling with a class? Drop it
now or live with your grade.
whAt: Rock Chalk Stop the Clock
whERE: Wescoe Beach, Mrs. E’s and Kansas
whEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
AboUt: The Student Endowment Board will
host a day of activities, including a photo booth
where students can get their photo made with
Baby Jay, to highlight the importance of alumni
whAt: University Dance Company’s Fall Concert
whERE: Lied Center
whEN: 7:30-9 p.m.
AboUt: Get some culture and support student
performers by attending the University Dance
Company’s fall concert.
whAt: Into the Woods
whERE: Murphy Hall, Crafton-Preyer Theatre
whEN: 7:30 p.m.
AboUt: Classic fairy tales get a rewrite in this
Tony Award-Winning musical. The show runs
through Nov. 18.
whAt: KU School of Pharmacy open House
whERE: School of Pharmacy
whEN: 3-5:30 p.m.
AboUt: Learn about pharmacy course require-
ments and admissions as well as careers.
whAt: Global Partners Harvest Feast
whERE: ECM Center
whEN: 5:30-7 p.m.
AboUt: Bring a dish from your country and sam-
ple food from other places around the world.
WHAT: Football vs. Iowa State
WHERE: Memorial Stadium
WHEN: 6 p.m.
ABOUT: Watch the Jayhawks play the Cy-
clones on Senior Day.
WHAT: Science Saturdays: Insects
WHERE: Natural History Museum
WHEN: 1-3 p.m.
ABOUT: Explore the insect world and create
LYNDON, Kan.— Officials in
one northeast Kansas county certi-
fied its results Monday in a close
state House race, expanding the
Republican challenger’s lead over
a Democratic incumbent amid a
legal battle over another county’s
The Osage County Commission
reviewed dozens of provisional bal-
lots and counted 53 with votes for
either candidate in the 54th House
District, which includes parts of
Afterward, Democratic Rep. Ann
Mah of Topeka trailed Republican
challenger Ken Corbet, also of
Topeka, by 44 votes out of nearly
10,700 cast. The margin previously
had been 27 votes, so that Corbet
saw a net gain of 17 votes.
Mah filed a successful lawsuit
Friday in neighboring Shawnee
County to force it to release the
names of voters who cast provi-
She and other Democrats are
trying to contact them and help
them correct potential problems so
that their ballots will be counted.
She was hoping to pick up enough
votes to defeat Corbet, having car-
ried the Shawnee County portion
of the district in unofficial results.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach
objected to releasing the names
and filed his own lawsuit in federal
court to block the candidates from
He contends that voters’ privacy
is at stake, but Mah and other
Democrats argue that he’s trying to
block her last, slim chance for over-
coming Corbet’s lead because she’s
a vocal opponent of a law Kobach
championed to require voters to
show photo identification at the
polls. Kobach also backed Corbet.
“We were hoping for a better out-
come,” Mah said as she left Osage
County Courthouse in Lyndon,
about 30 miles south of Topeka.
Corbet carried the smaller por-
tions of the district in neighboring
Douglas and Osage counties and
hoped to contact voters casting
provisional ballots to add to his
totals, including in Osage County.
More than 200 provisional ballots
were cast in the district among the
three counties, with more than 100
in Shawnee County and almost 90
in Osage County.
The new tally in the race gives
Corbet 5,365 votes after he picked
up 35 in Osage County. Mah has
5,321 votes, having gained 18.
Provisional ballots are cast when
election workers aren’t sure people
are eligible to vote at particular
polling places, for reasons includ-
ing the lack of a proper photo ID, a
recent move or, for some women, a
name change upon getting married.
Each ballot is placed in an envelope
and set aside for further review.
Counties have until Thursday to
certify their results, and Douglas
and Shawnee county officials plan
to wait until then.
Attorneys representing Corbet
and the Republican Party argued
that it wouldn’t be fair for voters in
Osage County to be denied extra
time to correct potential problems
with their ballots.
“They’re not going to have the
impetus of candidates contacting
them to encourage them,” said
Caleb Crook, an attorney repre-
senting the Republicans.
Lyndon county affrms
Republican’s House win
Information based of the Douglas
County Sheriff’s offce booking report.
• A male University student was ar-
rested at 1:34 a.m. Monday at oliver Hall
on suspicion of possession of marijuana
• A 39-year-old transient woman was
arrested at 9:10 p.m. Monday in the 800
block of Massachusetts Street on suspi-
cion of criminal trespass and interfer-
ing with offcer duties. Bond was set at
$200. She was released.
• A 27-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Monday at 5:53 a.m. in the
1300 block of North Third Street on sus-
picion of driving while intoxicated, third
offense, reckless driving, no driver’s li-
cense and no proof of liability insurance.
Bond was not set
• A 19-year-old Lawrence man was
arrested Monday at 5:15 a.m. in the 100
block of Indian Avenue suspicion of at-
tempted rape using force or fear.
to speak at Union
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen
Greenblatt will speak tonight at 7:30
p.m. in the Woodruff Auditorium in the
Greenblatt is the author of 12 books
about Shakespeare, the Renaissance
and early modern culture. His book “The
Swerve: How the World Became Modern”
won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for general
nonfction and the 2011 National Book
Award for nonfction.
In his book, Greenblatt explains that
the copying and translation of famous
poet Lucretius’ “on the Nature of Things”
fueled Renaissance artists, shaped
the thoughts of thinkers from Galileo
to Einstein and infuenced writers from
Montaigne to Shakespeare to Thomas
Jefferson. After his lecture tonight, there
will be an informal question and answer
session with Greenblatt focused on the
life and works of William Shakespeare on
Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. The casual conversa-
tion with Greenblatt will be held in the
Hall Center for the Humanities Confer-
The Hall Center is hosting this event
as part of their 2012-2013 Humanities
Lecture Series. The event is free and
open to the public.
— Hannah Barling
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“They’re not going to have
the impetus of candidates
contacting them to encour-
LARGE THREE-DAY LIVING ESTATE EVENT!
LIVING ESTATE OF BOB AND PAT TIMMONS
(KU TRACK AND FIELD COACH – 1964-88)
Thursday, Nov. 29 Estate Tag Sale Noon to 4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30 Estate Tag Sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 Auction (remaining contents) 10 a.m.
KU track and field items and memorabiglia
Furniture, Sofas, Tables, Chairs, English Cupboard,
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Desks, File Cabinets, Bookcases, Sterling Silver
Several oil on canvas paintings from Bob Timmons;
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Watercolor by J. R. Hamil; Leather bound books (The
Works of Charlotte Bronte Deluxe Edition, Daniel
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Library of Political Oratory)
Crystals, Noritake Stemware Troy Pattern, Johnson
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Quinta Nova China Set, B&G Plates from 1965
Angel Collection, Kitchen Ware, Bake Ware, Silver
Plate Items, Linens, Blankets, Pillows
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CAIRO — Egypt’s powerful Mus-
lim Brotherhood sharply criticized
Israeli leaders on Tuesday over air-
strikes in the Gaza Strip, accusing
them of heating up the confict to
score political points ahead of elec-
Te latest round of violence be-
gan Saturday, with rocket attacks
from Gaza militants and Israeli air-
strikes that killed seven Palestinians.
More than 100 rockets have explod-
ed in Israel since the weekend. Te
exchanges appeared to die down on
Also, Israeli tanks struck a Syr-
ian artillery launcher Monday afer
a mortar shell few into Israel-held
territory, fueling concerns that Isra-
el could be dragged into the Syrian
In its statement, the Brother-
hood’s Freedom and Justice Party
referred to Israel as a “Zionist oc-
cupier” and a “racist state,” placing
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu and Foreign Minister
Avigdor Lieberman on the “fringes”
of the “far right.”
“In the framework of elections
that Israel is witnessing is a recent
military escalation against occu-
pied Gaza and the occupied Golan
Heights,” the statement said. Israel
has set parliamentary elections for
Te Brotherhood’s party called on
Arab and Muslim governments “to
stop the Zionist war that is operat-
ing under electoral calculations for
personal gain far from humanitar-
ian calculations for peace, security
Te Muslim Brotherhood itself
released a separate statement short-
ly afer its party’s, sharpening the
criticism and accusing Israel of fol-
lowing a policy that tries to appear
opposite itself “and God knows they
“Te killing of tens of our inno-
cent Palestinian brothers is part of a
link in a chain of oppression and Ju-
daization that seeks to impose itself
on the ground, and that will never
materialize with God’s will,” it said.
Te harsh pronouncements fol-
lowed a small demonstration in
Cairo Monday and open letter
signed by several liberal parties and
revolutionary groups denouncing
the Israeli strikes on Gaza.
Te statements by both the
Brotherhood and its political party
highlight decades of tensions be-
tween neighbors Israel and Egypt,
despite a 1979 peace treaty. Te Is-
lamists, repressed in Egypt under
the regime that was ousted last year,
have emerged as the most power-
ful group since last year’s popular
uprising. Tey won parliamentary
elections and the presidency.
Last month, the group’s supreme
leader, Mohammed Badie, released
a fery tirade against Jews, accus-
ing them of spreading corruption,
slaughtering Muslims and desecrat-
ing holy sites.
Te comments were denounced
by Israeli ofcials and a leading anti-
Semitic watchdog group.
Unlike his predecessor, the ousted
Hosni Mubarak, President Moham-
med Morsi has not met Israeli of-
cials since his election in June.
He has also not mentioned Israel
by name in ofcial statements, in
line with longstanding Brotherhood
But to secure investments and
bolster the economy, Morsi recently
met with U.S. business executives
from top American companies and
vowed to respect his country’s peace
accord with Israel.
— Te rain has tapered of and
foodwaters no longer claw at
houses, but the situation across
much of Haiti remained grim on
Tuesday following an autumn of
punishing rains that have killed
scores of people and that threaten
to cause even more hunger across
the impoverished nation.
In places such as Croix-des-
Missions, on the northeastern
edge of the Haitian capital, the
walls of dozens of homes along
a pale brown river have been
broken or ripped away, exposing
clothes, bedding and everything
else to the repeated downpours.
Heavy rains began falling in
southern Haiti even before Hurri-
cane Sandy passed just west of the
country’s southern peninsula the
night of Oct. 24, dropping more
than 20 inches of rain within a
“It took away my whole home.
Now I don’t have anything,” said
Solange Calixte, a 56-year-old
mother of two whose home in
Croix-des-Missions was largely
destroyed by foodwaters of the
nearby Gray River.
As one of 21,000 people the
U.N. said were lef homeless by
Sandy, Calixte was forced to move
with her belongings beneath a
tarp at a neighbor’s home.
And the rains have kept com-
ing. Another front soaked much
of the north late last week, caus-
ing more fooding and leaving at
least a dozen dead.
So far the back-to-back storms
have killed up to 66 people and
the crisis is likely to worsen in
Te United Nations says that
as much as 90 percent of Haiti’s
current harvest season, much of
it in the south, was lost in Sandy’s
foods, and the next harvest sea-
son won’t begin until March.
Dalai Lama calls for
probe of tibetan deaths
TOKYO — Lashing back at criticism
from Beijing, the Dalai Lama on Tuesday
said China needs to thoroughly investi-
gate the causes of self-immolations by
Tibetans and blamed “narrow-minded
Communist offcials” for seeing Bud-
dhist culture as a threat.
The Dalai Lama also called on foreign
media and members of Japan’s parlia-
ment to visit Tibet — though such trips
are severely restricted — to see that
what is happening there does not go
“I always ask the Chinese government,
please, now, thoroughly investigate,” the
Tibetan Buddhist leader said. “What is
the cause of these sad things?”
The Dalai Lama was speaking to a
group of Japanese lawmakers that in-
cluded opposition party head Shinzo
Abe, an outspoken China hawk seen by
many as the top contender to become the
country’s next prime minister.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokes-
man Hong Lei said Beijing has lodged
a protest with Japan following the Dalai
“China is opposed to any country or
any individual providing a stage for his
separatist moves,” Hong said.
Eight self-immolations have been re-
ported over six days in China’s Tibetan
region, including two on Monday.
China has long accused the Dalai
Lama and his supporters of inspiring
and even glorifying such acts, though
the Dalai Lama says he opposes all vio-
Hong had launched a new salvo at
the Dalai Lama on Monday, claiming
he was taking Japan’s side in an ongo-
ing territorial dispute and calling him a
separatist who is aligning with Japanese
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Qanoah in Gaza City on Tuesday.
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Lourdine at their home that was damaged by heavy rain brought by Hurricane
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ome of the most entertain-
ing documentaries are those
in which the truth really is
stranger than fiction. But the fas-
cinatingly bizarre “The Imposter”
pulls in viewers with more than
its mind-boggling story. It actu-
ally plays out like a sleek, pulse-
pounding thriller, making it highly
exciting and especially accessible
to those who don’t typically watch
In 1994, 13-year-old Nicholas
Barclay disappeared from San
Antonio, Texas. It seemed like a
miracle when he was found alive
more than three years later in Spain.
The family rejoiced at his return
and accepted him back into their
lives but failed to realize something
very important about the boy: He
wasn’t actually Nicholas.
As this mysterious, unnamed
man explains (in present day) how
he tricked the authorities, the fam-
ily and everyone else, dramatized
reenactments show the situation
unfolding, while the Barclays also
describe their side of it.
Driving the tension here is the
question: How can this guy who
knows nothing about Nicholas,
doesn’t look at all like him and even
speaks with a foreign accent pull
this off? And how could the family
ever accept this stranger to be their
It’s a peculiar yet engrossing look
into the human psyche, both of a
cunning, captivating fraud and of
a vulnerable family who miss their
boy so much that they’ll believe in
anything to have him back. And it
only gets weirder after the impos-
ter has ingratiated himself into his
new life, when the real astonishing
secrets come out of the closet.
Considering director Bart
Layton’s background as the creator
of the NatGeo documentary show
“Locked Up Abroad,” which fea-
tures many intense dramatic reen-
actments, their use here is even
more effective. The actors in them
look exactly like the real people,
giving a further surreal feel to the
whole thing. They’re dark, moody
and voiced over with the interviews
adds to the suspense.
He raises some unsettling ques-
tions (do the Barclays have an ulte-
rior motive for accepting this man
into their family?) and slowly brings
to light shocking truths, culminat-
ing in an electrifying finale. All of
these factors make “The Imposter”
the must-see documentary of the
— Edited by Allison Kohn
By Alex Lamb
examines human psyche
victoria’s secret issues
apology for headdress
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Victoria’s
Secret has apologized for putting a
Native American-style headdress
on a model for its annual fashion
show, afer the outft was criticized
as a display of ignorance toward
tribal culture and history.
Te company responded to the
complaints over the weekend by
saying it was sorry to have upset
anyone and that it wouldn’t in-
clude the outft in the show’s tele-
vision broadcast next month, or in
any marketing materials.
“We sincerely apologize as we
absolutely had no intention to of-
fend anyone,” the company said.
Headdresses historically are a
symbol of respect, worn by Na-
tive American war chiefs and war-
riors. For many Plains tribes, for
example, each feather placed on
a headdress has signifcance and
had to be earned through an act
of compassion or bravery. Some
modern-day Native American
leaders have been gifed war bon-
nets in ceremonies accompanied
by prayers and songs.
“When you see a Lakota chief
wearing a full headdress, you
know that he was a very honor-
able man. He was a leader. He
did a lot of honorable things for
his people,” said Michelle Spotted
Elk, a Santa Cruz, Calif., woman
of mixed heritage whose husband
is Lakota. “It also has religious sig-
nifcance. With them, there’s not a
division between spirituality and
Victoria’s Secret model Karlie
Kloss walked onto the runway
last week wearing the foor-length
feathered headdress, leopard-print
underwear and high heels. She
also was adorned with fringe and
turquoise jewelry during a seg-
ment meant to represent the 12
months of the year — freworks in
July, rain gear for April and a head-
dress for November.
Kloss herself posted on Twit-
ter that she was “deeply sorry if
what I wore during the VS Show
Tousands of people have com-
mented about the outft on the
company’s Facebook page. Some
praised Kloss’ attire as artistic and
urged those ofended by it to “get
over it.” Some expressed apprecia-
tion to Victoria’s Secret for halting
its marketing approach for the
clothing, and others reached back
in history to explain their feelings.
“We have gone through the
atrocities to survive and ensure
our way of life continues,” Navajo
Nation spokesman Erny Zah said
in an interview Monday. “Any
mockery, whether it’s Halloween,
Victoria’s Secret — they are spit-
ting on us. Tey are spitting on our
culture, and it’s upsetting.”
Te Victoria’s Secret stir follows
a string of similar incidents. Re-
cently, Paul Frank Industries Inc.
and the band No Doubt each ran
into criticism for their use of head-
dresses in clothing and parties, and
in a cowboys-and-Indians-themed
video, respectively. Tey ofered
apologies as well.
Film debuts receive Oscar
attention from critics
new York - The big oscar contend-
ers are lining up for their debuts. which
coming attractions are already getting
oscar-caliber applause, and which seem
to be still waiting in the wings?
“anna karenina” - Check the pedi-
gree: Tom stoppard adapts Tolstoy with
an eclectic cast (keira knightley, Jude
Law, emily watson and aaron Taylor-
Johnson). “hitchcock” - This entry about
the making of “psycho,” stars anthony
hopkins, helen mirren and scarlett Jo-
hansson. early reviews suggest a crowd-
pleaser. “Zero dark Thirty” - The frst
big-screen feature about the manhunt
for osama bin Laden.
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in new York. victoria secret has apolo-
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american headdress on a model for its
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stay in close contact with part-
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Your mind is more on enlighten-
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Grasp a fast-breaking opportuni-
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Clean up. monitor liquid intake. Love
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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
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openly state your ideas without
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speaking. use your network. Let your
partner set the schedule. Take an-
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
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Your ability to concentrate is en-
hanced. Get into a good book, or in-
vestigate a new invention. focus on
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don’t abandon an idea just be-
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embrace a surprise.
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To the hot KU Law student on Route 43: I
know you’ll be unemployed, but I’m still
going to make a husband out of you.
Don’t forget to vote guys.
To drop or not to drop a class. That is
every college student’s question right
Just saw two high schoolers in Club
Anschutz. This place needs someone
checking IDs at the door. We tend to get
a little wild here.
Did I really just have hashtag sex? #yes
I want to sleep with my best friend.
I could care less about the woo. We need
to stop saying home of the Chiefs like
it’s something to be proud of.
You think seeing someone struggle in
Math 101 is a little embarrassing? You
really haven’t met the ones struggling
in Math 002.
Let’s make the relationship column
about advice that matters. Like when
you need to tell your boyfriend that
you’re a robot.
Cumulative fnals are the closest thing
to hell on Earth.
To the chick struggling in Math 101:
Don’t worry. J.K. Rowling isn’t good at
math either and she is doing fne.
Hey editor, I’ve thought about creating a
playlist but I don’t want to create a new
one every time I use iTunes.
Editor’s note: Sounds rough.
Bet the “chick” who is struggling with
Math 101 possess a larger vocabulary
than you do. Don’t judge.
To the guy who isn’t a Lakers fan: get
ready for our sixth RING! #LakeShow
Editor’s note: You know the Lakers
existed before Kobe Bryant, right?
Big ol’ thanks to whoever found my
wallet at the union and turned it in
without taking any money out. I hope
you populate the world with your
Anybody else just lay in bed making
mental movies of perfect scenarios in
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To the kid I yelled at for bumping into
me: I’m sorry!
Accidentally typed in “My Meth Lab”
instead of “My Math Lab” on Google.
Some interesting things popped up.
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power and no internet, residents slowly
turn to cannibalism...
That awkward moment when your love
life is nonexistent because you didn’t
pass that chain letter along in 8th
Power outage? It’s a month too early to
be the apocalypse.
very day you open up to
the opinion page of the
Kansan, you see three
new columns. Sometimes, one of
us will give you advice on how to
overcome obstacles within student
life, or maybe one of us will give
you advice on how you should
view a particular political or so-
No matter how you slice it, it’s
advice – good and bad.
Even though I write weekly
columns (which usually ofers
tongue-in-cheek advice that’s rare-
ly serious) and read my colleagues’
columns, sometimes the advice
we make available isn’t quite what
the doctor ordered. Occasionally,
what’s widely considered as good
advice isn’t the kind of advice
you’re looking for. If no one ever
followed bad advice, good advice
I turned 21 last week and
thought it would be interesting to
see what kind of advice our col-
umnists had to ofer on celebrat-
ing such an occasion. During the
last few years, several have penned
pieces on turning 21. For the most
part, they usually steered toward
condemning heavy drinking and
urged readers to avoid it – which
is rational, good advice.
But as I mentioned, people don’t
always want to follow good advice.
Sometimes people are comfortable
with taking a gamble and braving
any negative consequences. I knew
I’d have friends and family by my
side, so I felt comfortable heading
to the bar that night to take both
a gamble and a generous share of
No one had written a column
for that – for someone who opts
against having a quiet, calm 21st.
Tere wasn’t any good advice on
how to best follow generally bad
So I’ll go ahead and do it. Here’s
what got me through a drunken
21st and here’s what I wish I’d
heard in advance.
Start hYdrating at LEaSt a
daY in advancE.
Tis probably would have saved
me from the worst hangover of my
life. Eat a solid dinner and make
sure your pee color is as clear as
glass before you even start walking
(you’re not driving because you’re
not a childish, selfsh moron) to
the bar. Continue to down water
liberally throughout the night. It’s
drinK with a gamE pLan.
If you drink like the Chiefs have
played this season, don’t try 21
shots. If you’re “experienced,” go
for it if you want, but don’t wait
until afer your fourth drink to try
and start your shots. I did and it
was a god-awful call. As you can
imagine, hangovers get exponen-
tially worse when you’re speed-
walking home to un-tag overly
embarrassing Facebook pictures.
maKE SurE You rEaLLY truSt
Find two or three who will agree
to stick with you the entire night.
Sometimes that’s hard, because as
people drink, they can wander of
to other parts of the bar and for-
get to keep track of their newly
of-age and drunk friend. Luckily,
mine partied by my side all night
and fetched a sober friend to get
us home. I’d have been screwed
run into SomEonE You
Know? mEntion that it’S
Not only will they probably buy
you a shot, which is always a plus,
they’ll be made aware that you’re
drinking more than usual tonight.
No one wants to see their friend’s
big night end badly, so they prob-
ably won’t hesitate to get your
buddies and cut you of if you start
looking a little too rough.
hand ovEr Your phonE and
Both were in my pocket when I
awoke (thank God), but my wallet
was empty and my phone appar-
ently broke at some point. Money’s
tight in college and buying a new
phone is brutal – especially when
you’re not due for an upgrade and
you have to pay full price.
If that’s how you want to do it,
know that it’s possible to have a
crazy, ridiculous night without
putting yourself in a bad situation.
Just play it safe, and above all else,
play it smart.
And don’t get McDonald’s
breakfast the next morning. Tank
Barbosa is a junior majoring in
journalism from Leawood. For more
hilarity, follow him on twitter
By AJ Barbosa
do you actually know what you’re talking about?
The ‘right’ way to celebrate
hat are the best mo-
ments you have had
in your life? Te
coolest things you have done?
Te memories you like the most,
and the people you met that you
like the best?
Have you thought about how
they happen? Were they some-
thing you planned out, or did
they happen more or less by
chance? Were they part of your
plan, your daily routine? Or were
they a bit daring, when you tried
something you weren’t quite sure
When I refect about my own
“best moments,” I fnd they hap-
pened largely by chance. Not
only on the professional side,
like going to India to study busi-
ness and landing an internship in
Europe, but also on the personal
side, such as when I met my girl-
friend. All these things involved
not quite following my previous
plans, and going a lot of what I
was “supposed to do.” In fact, if
I had only minded my own busi-
ness and followed my own plan,
I would never have ended up in
Kansas for some of the best years
of my life.
I would love to believe that my
own awesomeness and foresight
were the sole drivers of the cool
stuf I have experienced in life.
But that is not really the truth. In
fact, on a broader perspective, if
we are sincere to ourselves, the
most remarkable experiences we
have tend to come from events
we had little control of.
On my current job at the
Kaufman Foundation (a job
I landed because I had a good
deal of luck on my side), one of
my tasks is to interview success-
ful entrepreneurs, mainly CEOs
and founders of the fastest grow-
ing companies in the U.S. Not
surprisingly, many mention ser-
endipity as a critical success fac-
tor. Tey were at the right place
at the right time. Tey couldn’t
really predict what would hap-
pen, but they went of their rou-
tines and tried something new.
And there is the key: although
they could not really know what
would happen, they knew they
had to do something diferent
from their daily routine. Tey
gave chance a chance.
Too ofen we try to design
complex plans ahead of time,
long before we know what life
will really be like. How many
friends we know who were sure
about their dream careers, but
changed majors afer a couple
of classes on the feld? Giving
chance a chance is not about giv-
ing up the control of our lives
to randomness, but rather rec-
ognizing and knowing what we
have no control of. And, most
important, make the best out of
morelix is a junior majoring in busi-
ness and economics from
Belo horizonte, Brazil.
veryone is trying to char-
acterize our generation.
We are more ethnically
diverse. More of us are getting
college degrees. We grew up
with the Internet. When I think
of myself and my peers, none of
these descriptions come to mind.
Perhaps I’m sufering from some
kind of post-election hangover,
but I think I’ve fnally come to a
few true, defning characteristics.
What defnes our millennial gen-
eration includes, but is not limited
to, talking about things we don’t
know much about, looking up
something online and suddenly
becoming an expert on said thing,
using large generalizations, and
becoming involved in frivolous,
online debates. In essence, what
defnes us is not just our ability
to use rhetoric, but our penchant
for truly believing the rhetoric we
spew out through any medium.
It’s endemic of our generation.
Let me give you an example
about myself and the way I used to
buy gasoline. I used to always do
this stupid thing where I wouldn’t
fll up my gas tank, even if the low
fuel light begged me to, because I
thought gas prices would be low-
er. Perhaps, as a student studying
petroleum engineering, I would
have some kind of insight into the
best time to buy gasoline. Maybe,
as a student studying economics, I
would have some feshed-out wis-
dom on the demand for gasoline
I didn’t and I don’t. I have some
exposure, but I don’t have any
grand vision of what the price of
gasoline will be. Right now, I don’t
have the skills to break down the
gasoline market every single day.
I can’t combine geopolitical events
with changes in gasoline refning
technology to come to a decision
on what the outlook for gasoline
looks like. I still read the sentence
“Western woes weigh on gasoline
market” as “Whoa. Was that allit-
eration?” Even if I knew precisely
what the headline meant, it’s not
as if I could combine it with other
factors and accurately forecast the
price of gasoline for the next day.
Despite all this, I thought study-
ing petroleum engineering and
economics gave me some kind
of license to tell people what was
“right” when it came to gasoline.
All of a sudden, I was some expert.
I was a lightning rod on the inter-
net, crushing less internet-savvy
opinions with my hastily Googled
consumer spending data and my
well-crafed box and whisker plots
of gas prices.
If you’re someone on whom I
inadvertently vomited this, what
I’m going to call “pseudo-knowl-
edge,” I ask for your forgiveness.
For everyone else, don’t you all
know someone who does what I
did? Someone who argues only
in large, hypothetical generaliza-
tions, particularly over the Inter-
net? Someone who takes some
general credibility, like his or her
major area of study, and sudden-
ly uses it as authority to spread
pseudo-knowledge like a cancer?
Haven’t you had enough of the po-
litical science student telling you
what’s wrong with America, the
sports management student tell-
ing you what’s wrong with Kan-
sas football, and the engineering
student telling you how inefcient
Stop the pseudo-knowledge
pandemic now. If someone really
does have strong experiences and
ability to cite sources, then give
that person some credit then. But,
if there’s no real evidence of ei-
ther, please, please question away.
Tere’s a chance that if you ques-
tion enough, the person spread-
ing pseudo-knowledge is forced
to really become knowledgeable
or else risk being exposed as a
fraud. Tis benefts everyone.
Don’t get caught thinking an or-
ange falls faster than a grape. It
doesn’t. It falls at the same speed.
Try it out.
Just because a columnist in
the Kansan writes something, it
doesn’t make it absolutely true.
I’m trying to put these days be-
hind me. I’ve had quite enough
of my own pseudo-knowledge
claims. As old fashioned as it may
sound, being able to step back and
say, “I’m not quite certain, but I
would love to learn” is a trait I ad-
mire in others and a quality that
I strive for. In the meantime, I’m
flling up my tank when the low
fuel light comes on.
ouyang is a junior majoring in pe-
troleum engineering and economics
from overland park. Follow him on
By Chris Ouyang
happen by chance
By Arnobio Morelix
How do you feel about people signing
petitions to try to secede from the
country because of election results?
follow us on Twitter @UDK_opinion.
Tweet us your opinions, and we just might publish them.
@UdK_opinion so much for the
@UdK_opinion obama should send
them all a plane ticket to Mexico City.
See ya. Don’t let the door hit you in the
ass on the way out
@UdK_opinion we need one to leave so
that Puerto Rico keeps us at 50, not 51.
@UdK_opinion I think people need
to grow up. We are the UNITED
States of America, and whoever the
president is shouldn’t change that.
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In Kansas’ last game, it shot 30.8
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“If we give them open shots and
want to turn this into a game of
horse, it’s not going to be good for
us. We have to get up and guard
better,” Henrickson said.
Redhawk sophomore Allyson
Bradshaw is one of the players
Henrickson said the team has
to cover. Bradshaw is capable of
shooting deep three-pointers; she
shot 116 three-pointers last season,
and the trend has continued. She
is shooting 5-of-11 from the key,
and the Jayhawks’ defense will have
to be in check in order to block
Bradshaw’s open shots.
“We have to get pressure, get
up in there and not let them get
rhythm threes,” Henrickson said.
Henrickson said she has
preached defensive pressure to the
squad every day during the young
season, so it’s nothing new.
The Jayhawks aren’t looking at
what the Redhawks did — or did
not do — a season ago when they
finished 7-22, and they aren’t look-
ing at the fact that they are picked
to finish last in the Ohio Valley
None of that matters, as they are
treating this game as if it were a Big
“Every game is the next big-
gest game of the year,” sophomore
forward Bunny Williams said. “We
should come out with the same
intensity that we would if we were
playing Baylor or any team in the
Senior point guard Angel
Goodrich hasn’t seen her team-
mates stay focused for the entire
game, which is key for the Jayhawks
avoiding a potential upset.
“We know that now, because
sometimes we’ve lost focus and the
team has stayed with us,” Goodrich
said. “We just can’t lose focus and
take for granted on who we’re play-
ing. We have to treat it like a Big
— Edited by Allison Kohn
When Kansas takes the floor
against Oklahoma tonight at 6
p.m., junior Brianne Riley will
face a rare counterpart who is just
as accomplished as she is.
María Fernanda has 458 digs
this season for Oklahoma and is
the Sooners’ career leader in digs.
Her 4.72 digs per set is third in
the Big 12 conference — one spot
behind Riley’s 5.17 digs per set.
“You’ve got to stretch her,
because anything in her area
she’s going to dig, much like Bri,”
coach Ray Bechard said. “But
the last thing you want to do is
just totally alter your game plan,
too. If you’re not playing your
best shot that plays into what
Oklahoma wants you to do.”
Riley has 512 digs this season,
and she bolstered that number
when the two teams met Oct. 10
in Norman, Okla. Riley recorded
a career-high 43 digs in the five-
“I honestly didn’t even know I
had that many digs,” Riley said.
“I think our defense is just dis-
ciplined on our releases, which
makes a huge difference.”
Bechard said he’d be happy to
have Riley record that many digs
again in a five-set win, but he’d
also be content for Kansas to win
in three sets, negating the number
of dig opportunities Riley has.
Regardless of how many sets
the Jayhawks play tonight, Riley
and the Jayhawks’ other defensive
specialists, junior Jaime Mathieu
and senior Morgan Boub, must
have good first contact on the
Oklahoma serve to get the Kansas
offense in-system and away from
the opponent’s block.
Against Texas on Saturday, the
Jayhawks were outblocked by
the Longhorns in the final two
sets, 9-3. The Sooners won’t be
any easier; they boast the con-
ference’s second-leading blocker
with junior middle blocker, Sallie
McLaurin, who averages 1.38
blocks per set.
Bechard said junior setter Erin
McNorton needs to receive clean
passes from the Jayhawk defense
to give her multiple options for
distributing the ball to hitters.
Otherwise the Sooners could have
just as much success blocking the
Kansas attack as Texas did.
“That’s obviously directly
dependent on the number of
choices your setter has,” Bechard
said. “When the passing breaks
down a little bit and you become
predictable, those are the kind of
things you see.”
When the Sooners and
Jayhawks met earlier this season,
McNorton did have choices on
where to distribute the ball, which
resulted in four Jayhawks having
double-digit kills. Junior out-
side hitter Catherine Carmichael
paced Kansas with 18 kills against
She said the Texas match
showed Kansas it needed to do a
better job of finishing transition
kills if it wants to keep Oklahoma
from stealing a victory.
“That’s one thing I think dur-
ing Texas that we had to do better
was transition kill and be sure
that once we get a good dig, we
get a good set and we can also put
it away,” Carmichael said.
The match tonight at the
Horejsi Family Athletics Center
will wrap up a brutal six-match
slate that included a home game
with Texas and road matches
against Kansas State, Iowa State
and Baylor. Kansas is 2-3 in its
last five matches, but Riley attri-
butes it to part of the November
grind, when every team is mak-
ing one last push for the NCAA
Tournament. The Jayhawks are
still in good position with a 21-6
overall record and a 9-4 Big 12
“November is always the
toughest part,” Riley said. “It’s
whoever can grind it out the lon-
gest. I think all of us are in that
top half, and everyone’s fighting
for that top spot.”
On Tuesday, Riley was one
of eight Jayhawks named to the
Academic All-Big 12 first team,
the most from any school. Kansas
State had seven players named
to the first team and one to the
“It’s something that our team
is very proud of,” Riley said. “If
everyone on the team has that
mindset, when you’re on away
trips and everyone’s doing home-
work, you can’t really sit there and
not do it, be the odd one out.”
— Edited by Lauren Shelly
Wednesday, november 14, 2012 PaGe 7 the UnIversIty daILy Kansan
women’s basketball football
Kansas ready to face
off against Oklahoma
Junior defensive specialist brianne Riley returns the ball during the match against the wyoming Cowgirls on sept. 8. Riley has
512 digs this season.
Jayhawks need to remain
focused against Redhawks
k-state quarterback remains
a front-runner for Heisman
baylor bears dominated the kentucky wildcats on tuesday
sophomore forward Catherine (bunny)
williams drives the ball against Idaho
state senior forward ashleigh vella dur-
ing the frst half of the match at allen
fieldhouse sunday afternoon.
WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner
scored 27 points with eight rebounds
and No. 1 Baylor easily passed what
was expected to be its frst real chal-
lenge, overwhelming sixth-ranked
Kentucky 85-51 Tuesday night.
Odyssey Sims added 18 points
with six assists and four steals. Des-
tiny Williams had 14 points and 12
rebounds for the defending national
champion Lady Bears, who have
won 42 games in a row.
Afer unfurling their 2012 na-
tional championship banner high
from the rafers at the Ferrell Cen-
ter before the game, the Lady Bears
(2-0) went on to build a 46-19 half-
time lead against the defending
SEC champions who returned four
starters and are favored to win that
A’dia Mathies, the reigning SEC
player of the year, had 12 points on
3-of-18 shooting for Kentucky (1-1).
Bria Goss had 11 points.
Griner missed her frst two shots,
and put Baylor up 13-8 when she
fnally scored on a layup 6½ min-
utes into the game. Tat started a
2-minute span when the 6-foot-8
All-American scored 10 points, ex-
tended the lead to 23-13.
She then made 11 consecutive
feld goals before missing a short
hook shot with just under 10 min-
utes lef in the game. By that time
Baylor led 69-33, and Griner was
out of the game for good on the next
Te Lady Bears head to Hawaii
next, where they play fourth-ranked
Stanford on Friday in the opener of
the Rainbow Wahine Classic. Tat
is a rematch of last season’s national
semifnal game Baylor won 59-47 in
Te only other time Baylor played
back-to-back top-10 opponents dur-
ing the regular season was 2004,
when they did it twice against Texas
and Texas Tech.
Goss made a layup for Kentucky
with 7:52 lef, it was 25-15. Te
Wildcats then went more than fve
minutes without scoring until Goss
made a 3-pointer.
In the meantime, Baylor scored 17
points in a row. Sims had 10 of those
points, including a pair of three-
point plays, the later with 3:04 lef
that stretched the lead to 42-15.
Kentucky’s tenacious defense —
a pressure, trapping, and ofen in-
your-face attack — forced 22 turn-
overs. But the Wildcats managed
only 12 points of those miscues.
Tat wasn’t nearly enough to beat
the Lady Bears, who have also won
42 games in a row at home. Tat is
tied with Miami (Fla.), for the sec-
ond longest active home winning
streak behind Stanford’s 80 in a row.
Sims, Griner and Williams were
already in double-fgure scoring by
halfime. Brooklyn Pope fnished
with 10 points.
Griner had her 82nd consecutive
double-fgure scoring game while
playing 29 minutes, when she also
had fve blocked shots and three
steals. Her Big 12-record 606 career
blocked shots are 57 behind the
Kentucky plays its next four
games at home before its Dec. 2 in-
state showdown at eighth-ranked
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Every
week, the pressure on Collin Klein
becomes a little more oppressive.
The senior quarterback has
No. 2 Kansas State atop the BCS
standings with two games stand-
ing in the way of likely playing for
a national title. Klein’s the front-
runner for the Heisman Trophy,
the poster boy for the program
and this week the cover boy for
It’s enough to make even the
most ardent Bill Snyder disciple
Whenever that focus starts to
wane or the spotlight shines so
brightly that Klein can hardly see,
the star player turns to his closest
confidant for a sympathetic ear.
It happens to be his younger
And he happens to be his team-
“I mean, no doubt about it,
other than my wife, he’s my best
friend,” Klein said during an
interview with The Associated
Press. “There’s obviously a busi-
nesslike mentality for both of us
when we’re on the field, but it’s
still totally a brotherly connection
The truth is that they are rarely
on the field together.
The elder Klein has become
one of the biggest names in col-
lege football, his face popping up
everywhere. His younger brother
is a backup wide receiver who
redshirted last season, and who
has yet to catch a pass during his
freshman year with the Wildcats.
But the bond that holds them
together extends far enough
beyond the field. Kyle is one of
the first people Collin seeks when
he needs a sounding board. Their
relationship takes the notion of a
brotherhood in the locker room
to a literal level, one that is rare in
the high-stakes world of college
football, where scholarships aren’t
handed out to the undeserving.
“It’s truly been a blessing when
it worked out that he was able to
come and play here,” Collin Klein
“The times we’ve been able to
share growing up in high school,
and to be able to extend that into
both our college careers, has been
t hi s, and e ve ry si ngl e
22nd and iowa
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By Drew Harms
thE moRNING bREW
Q: How many championships did
Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant
A: 3 (2000-2003)
tRIVIA of thE DAY
The Los Angeles Lakers have
won 17 NBA championships.
fAct of thE DAY
QUotE of thE DAY
“It’s amazing to get a chance to
play with Mike again. We had some
great years together, and I look for-
ward to getting to work and building
a winner here in LA.”
— Lakers guard Steve Nash
This week in athletics
Despite backlash, D’Antoni’s hiring positive for the Lakers
Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday
San Diego Invitational
Phil Hansel Invite Diving
NCAA National Championships
Fort Worth, Texas
Kansas City, Mo.
Texas A&M/St Louis
Kansas City, Mo.
he Los Angeles Lakers continued
to upset most of their fans late
Sunday night when plans to hire
Mike D’Antoni as coach became official.
D’Antoni agreed to a three-year deal with
the team worth $12 million.
Many NBA experts and Lakers fans
hoped and believed that the Lakers were
going to bring back 11-time NBA title
winner and Basketball Hall of Famer Phil
Jackson, but team officials decided that
D’Antoni was the best fit. Jackson was told
by the Lakers that he had until Monday to
accept the job, but received a phone call
from Lakers ownership late Sunday night
telling him of D’Antoni’s hiring, and was
“stunned” by the news.
Lakers coach Mike Brown was fired last
Friday after starting the season at 1-4, and
during the Lakers game that night, fans
chanted, “We want Phil!” continuously
throughout the game.
D’Antoni’s hiring has upset many Lakers
fans who argue that they’d much rather
have a coach who is a proven winner in LA
with the titles to back it up rather than set-
tling for D’Antoni, who has never won an
According to ESPN’s Chris Brossard,
Lakers officials aren’t claiming that
D’Antoni’s a better coach than Phil Jackson
but that he was better-equipped for the
team roster than Jackson. The Lakers
ownership believed that D’antoni’s style of
offense was also a better fit than Jackson’s
signature triangle offense.
There were rumors that Jackson wanted
a lot of money, too many days off and too
much control of the team. These rumors
were likely another major factor that came
into play when Lakers owner Jerry Buss
made his decision to go with D’Antoni.
As Laker Kobe Bryant said of the hir-
ing: “I love PJ, but I’m very excited about
D’Antoni is known for his up-tempo
offense that he emphasized when he
coached the Phoenix Suns and New York
Knicks. These teams both excelled in
almost every offensive category expect
for defense. D’Antoni was criticized when
he coached the Suns and Knicks for not
stressing defense enough. Most of the
teams he’s coached in the past were always
second or third-to-last in most defensive
statistics in the NBA.
D’Antoni’s resume as an NBA coach:
10 seasons of coaching; Denver •
Nuggets (1998-1999), Phoenix
Suns (2003-2005), New York
5 postseason appearances (reach- •
ing the conference finals twice with
the Phoenix Suns; 2005/2006)
2004-2005 NBA Coach of the Year •
One Laker quite familiar with D’Antoni
and his style is veteran guard Steve Nash.
Nash played under D’Antoni for four years
and won back-to-back MVP awards in
the 2004 and 2005 seasons under the Suns
and D’Antoni. D’Antoni will try to help the
38-year-old point guard find his stride with
his new team. Nash has been hurt for a
majority of the season and is struggling to
find consistency on the offensive end now
that he’s recovered.
So far the Lakers have acted more like
the New York Jets, getting plenty of media
attention and drama but no success or play
to back it up. The Lakers will get one thing
for sure with the hire of D’Antoni, and
that’s plenty of fireworks. The Lakers will
be a much more exciting team to watch
now that D’Antoni has the reins. Look for
more alley-oops, three-point shooting and
scoring, scoring, scoring.
D’Antoni is expected to arrive in Los
Angeles either today or Thursday and
hopes he can help turn this veteran team
around so it can be a legit threat when
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guard Ben Mc-
didn’t show many
nerves in his frst
game in a big
14 points and grabbing three rebounds,
two of which came at the offensive end
of the foor.
Kansas 64 Mi chi gan state 67
Game to remember
wanted the se-
niors to step
up, and at the
end we kind of
shied away from
it, failed at doing
that. We can blame ourselves, the up-
perclassmen, because the underclass-
men, they done all they could and they
gave us what they were capable of.”
Quote of the Game
(sCore after Play)
19:00 - travis Releford drives to the hoop to score the frst points of the game. 2-0
6:23 - Ben McLemore grabs an offensive rebound off a miss by travis Releford and
puts it back in to give Kansas a lead it won’t relinquish until there were less than
seven minutes remaining in the second half. 27-26 KU
17:36 - elijah Johnson knocks down a 3-point shot to get the Kansas offense rolling
in the second half. 40-34 KU
2:50 - Derrick nix gets fouled on the inside and makes his frst free throw, giving the
spartans the lead that Kansas won’t overcome. 60-59 MsU
35| 29 — 64
32 | 35 — 67
JayhawK stat leaders
Points rebounds assists
Player Fg-Fga 3Fg-3Fga Rebs a Pts
travis Releford 2-6 0-1 2 3 8
Ben McLemore 5-7 1-2 3 3 14
Jeff Withey 4-6 0-0 7 0 8
elijah Johnson 6-15 2-5 4 2 16
Perry ellis 2-6 0-0 3 0 4
naadir tharpe 1-2 1-1 0 0 5
Jamari traylor 3-5 0-0 4 0 6
Justin Wesley 1-1 0-0 1 0 2
totals 24-48 4-9 24 8 63
Player Fg-Fga 3Fg-3Fga Rebs a Pts
Branden Dawson 5-6 0-0 4 2 12
gary harris 7-12 1-3 1 0 18
Keith appling 6-9 3-3 2 3 19
adreian Payne 2-4 0-1 8 0 4
Derrick nix 2-8 0-0 8 0 8
alex gauna 3-4 0-0 1 1 6
Russell Byrd 0-1 0-1 1 0 0
Brandan Kearney 0-2 0-1 1 1 0
totals 25-46 4-9 26 7 67
ward Jamari traylor
traylor had a huge
frst half for the Jay-
hawks, scoring six
points and grabbing
four boards. he was
quieter in the second
half but had a huge block coming from
behind on a gary harris dunk attempt
that temporarily kept the score level at
ward Perry ellis
peared against a
state team, scor-
ing just four points
and grabbing three
rebounds in 17 min-
utes of play. the team will need ellis to
establish himself when they enter the
grueling Big 12 play in January if they
want to repeat as champs for the ninth
Game to forGet
(Above) senior guard elijah Johnson
reaches over his opponent to get the ball to
the basket during tuesday’s game against
Michigan state in atlanta for the champions
classic. Kansas lost 64-67.
(Top Left) senior forward Jeff Withey
dunks to help the Jayhawks maintain a lead
over Michigan state in tuesday’s game in
(Left) senior guard elijah Johnson hurries to
get a shot off in the second half of tuesday’s
game against Michigan state in atlanta.
(Below) Junior forward Justin Wesley
goes for a layup over his opponent during
tuesday’s game against Michigan state in
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*all games in bold are at home
date opponent time
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nov. 5 WashbUrn (exhIbItIon) W, 62-50
nov. 9 soUtheast mIssoUrI state W, 74-55
nov. 13 Michigan state L, 67-64
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nov. 19 WashInGton state (Cbe) 9 p.m.
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nov. 26 san Jose state 8 p.m.
nov. 30 oreGon state 7 p.m.
dec. 8 CoLorado 1 p.m.
dec. 15 beLmont 6 p.m.
dec. 18 rIChmond 6 p.m.
Dec. 22 OhiO state 3 p.m.
dec. 29 amerICan UnIversIty 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 temPLe 12:30/3:30 p.m.
Jan. 9 IoWa state 6 p.m.
Jan. 12 teXas tech 3 p.m.
Jan. 14 bayLor 8 p.m.
Jan. 19 teXas 1 p.m.
Jan. 22 Kansas state 7 p.m.
Jan. 26 oKLahoma 3 p.m.
Jan. 28 West ViRginia 8 p.m.
Feb. 2 oKLahoma state 3 p.m.
Feb. 6 tcU 8 p.m.
Feb. 9 OKLahOMa 3 p.m.
Feb. 11 Kansas state 8 p.m.
Feb. 16 texas 8 p.m.
Feb. 20 OKLahOMa state 3 p.m.
Feb. 23 tCU 3 p.m.
Feb. 25 iOWa state 8 p.m.
Feb. 29 oKLahoma state 7 p.m.
March 2 West ViRginia 1 p.m.
march 4 texas teCh 6 p.m.
March 9 BaYLOR 5 p.m.
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Michigan state in atlanta. the Jayhawks lost to the spartans 67-64.
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‘this is sparta’
After the second game of the
football season, I wrote in this
very spot that Kansas wouldn’t win
While I may end up being right
about the record, I was very wrong
about how it would happen. After
Kansas lost to Rice, I thought this
season would mirror the last two
I thought the team would look
incompetent on the field and that
the coaching would be the same.
After all, we had heard all off-sea-
son about how good Dayne Crist
and the other transfers would be,
and it appeared to be a farce.
I thought wrong.
This year’s team has not been
embarrassing. This year’s team has
not been incompetent. And this
year’s players have played their
None of the above could easily
have been said after last season’s
This season, however, has been
an entirely different tale. It’s been a
story of improvement and a story
of falling short.
Let’s look back at that Rice
game because that’s where it all
began. That’s when the close
losses began. Kansas lost on a
last-second field goal to the Owls.
Crist, the supposed golden boy of
Kansas football, looked far from
Then against TCU, the Horned
Frogs were held to only 20 points.
Kansas only scored six points, but
the Jayhawks still had a legitimate
chance to win that game.
And then there’s Northern
Illinois, where Kansas lost on
the road 30-23. Another close
lose. Another game Kansas had a
chance to win.
Kansas State was a second-half
blowout that looked Turner Gill–
esque, but let’s face it, the Wildcats
could be playing for the National
Championship in January.
There was the rainy Oklahoma
State game, where Kansas lost
20-14 to a team that put up more
than 50 points in the first half
against them just one year ago.
Oklahoma and Baylor were
never close, but growing pains are
expected when a program is being
Look at the Texas and Texas
Tech games, though. Kansas came
within plays of winning both of
these games. Never would I have
imagined either of these games
being close after that loss to Rice.
Why does all of this matter?
Because, in the end, this football
team has gotten far better than I
could have imagined just 10 weeks
They’ve got a legitimate chance
to win this Saturday against Iowa
State and to really prove me
Although 1-11 or not, they
— Edited by Christy Khamphilay
senior forward Jeff Withey grabs a defensive rebound in last night’s game against Michigan state in atlanta.
Weis focuses on a winning for seniors
DoWn To ThE WirE
Kansas coach Charlie Weis made
it clear during his weekly press
conference that he wants this week
to be about the seniors. He doesn’t
want to win this Saturday against
Iowa State for his satisfaction.
He wants a win this week to give
the seniors a win to remember.
Weis went as far as taking it to
Twitter, asking fans to come to this
Saturday’s match against the
Cyclones will be the final time
the senior Jayhawks take the field
at Memorial Stadium. Kansas will
honor its 23-member senior class
before this week’s game.
Like Weis, the seniors would
like to finish their long season on
a high note after all they’ve been
through this season. Those who
have spent their entire playing
career in Kansas have played under
three different head coaches.
“I can’t even imagine that,” Weis
said. “They’ve gutted it out and
bought in (to all three coaching
systems). I would like them to walk
out of here with a good taste in
But even through the rough
times, the seniors will always
treasure the opportunity to play
football in the Big 12. From the
moment they committed until the
day they turn in their uniforms, the
seniors will leave Lawrence with
long-lasting memories and friend-
“They’re going to remember the
camaraderie with their teammates,”
Weis said. “You don’t focus on the
bad things. You focus on the good
things and there are still a couple
of opportunities for some good
memories yet to be created.”
This senior class is unique com-
pared to previous ones. Weis not
only worked with seniors who have
spent their entire college careers at
Kansas, but also worked with three
seniors who transferred to Kansas
from Notre Dame to play football
under Weis one last
One of those
tight end Mike
Ragone, who over-
came adversity after
being sidelined due
to multiple knee
found the strength
to move forward
and make up for the lost time in
Kansas and received some words
of encouragement from Weis.
Ragone believed in Weis’ system
and Weis believed in Ragone’s abil-
ity to play football. Ragone took
advantage of his opportunity to
play football and develop new rela-
tionships, but also continued to be
around his teammates from Notre
“If I didn’t have that opportunity,
I wouldn’t be able to spend my time
with guys like Dayne [Crist] and
Anthony [McDonald],” Ragone
said. “I cherish this. We’ve had a
The 23 seniors will be intro-
duced with their families before
Saturday’s game. Players will walk
onto the field at Memorial Stadium
one last time
and will have
a moment to
reflect on their
time at Kansas.
the field while
Wide receiver Daymond Patterson
looks at this as a big moment for
him and his family before playing
in front of them at home one last
“I think I’ll have a lot of emo-
tions just being out there with my
family,” he said. “Just knowing how
hard, not only me, but my whole
family, how hard we worked to get
to this point and making it through
the five years I’ve been here. I know
that without them, I wouldn’t be
— Edited by Brian Sisk
“You focus on the good
things and there are still a
couple of opportunities for
some good memories yet to
Kansas head coach Charlie Weis has a discussion with offcials during the game
against texas tech in lubbock, texas, on saturday.
Jayhawks prepare to
meet sooners tonight
ATLANTA — There was no
miracle this time for the Kansas
men’s basketball team. Senior guard
Travis Releford’s three-point shot
bounced off the rim, the buzzer
sounded, and the game ended.
Down three with less than 13
seconds left, the Jayhawks ran their
“chop” play, the same play they ran
down three in the 2008 National
Championship game, except this
time the ball didn’t go in the hoop
and Kansas lost to Michigan State
67-64 in their 2012 Champions
“Leaving my hand it felt great,
it just didn’t go in,” Releford said.
“I also kind of rushed it because
of the time, but it was a good look.
Ben wasn’t open, that was the guy
we were trying to get the ball to at
Releford wasn’t supposed to be
the one to wind up with the ball
in his hands, but Kansas coach Bill
Self wasn’t disappointed with the
shot he took.
On the final play, Self wanted
senior guard Elijah Johnson to try
and make a quick drive to the lane
for a two-point basket to prevent
the Spartans from fouling them
before they could get a shot off.
After the quick two didn’t mate-
rialize, Johnson had a chance to
take the three-point shot to try and
tie the game because of Michigan
State defense’s mix-up. Its 270-
pound center Derrick Nix found
himself guarding Johnson at the
top of the arc.
But Johnson didn’t shoot it.
“It was really take the first avail-
able open shot that we could,”
Johnson said. “I put that all on
me. I think that I could’ve made
a better decision than that. And
that time, coach put the ball in my
hands to make the play and I felt
like I didn’t do a great job at it.”
Freshman guard Ben McLemore,
who showed no fear for the major-
ity of his first big-time game by
scoring 14 points on the night,
showed his youth on the final play.
McLemore didn’t come off a
screen the way Self wanted him
to, and ended up in a different
position than the play that Self
The Jayhawks found themselves
behind after watching their five-
point lead with less then five min-
utes to play evaporate as Michigan
State guard Keith Appling finished
off the Spartan charge.
“I told Elijah to go under the
ball screen one time, and Jeff
didn’t really hedge him to make
him change directions and he just
stopped and made a three,” Self
said. “That was probably the big-
gest shot of the game other than his
drive there late.”
That play had a direct impact on
the drive, as it affected how senior
center Jeff Withey played Appling
on Michigan State’s last possession
when Appling beat Withey to the
rim for a layup to give the Spartans
a three-point lead.
And that three-point lead set up
the Jayhawks ill-fated last second
“He did a little hesitation move
and I thought he was going to
probably shoot the three, and I was
just late getting back there,” Withey
said. “Usually, you know, I’m pretty
good at going up and blocking
stuff like that, but he did a little
pump fake type deal and made the
In the end, the Jayhawks, despite
having four players with extensive
Final Four experience, couldn’t
respond to the final blow dealt by
“That’s the thing, Coach wanted
the seniors to step up and at the
end, we kind of shied away from
it, failed at doing that,” Releford
said. “We can blame ourselves,
the upperclassmen, because the
underclassmen did all they could
and they gave us what they were
— Edited by Allison Kohn
four-star recruit makes
verbal commitment to
Ku for 2013-14 season
the Kansas men’s basketball team’s
2013 class added another player when
Joel embiid, a 7-foot center from the
rock school in Gainesville, Fla., made a
verbal commitment to the Jayhawks on
embiid, a four-star recruit according
to rivals.com, is a Cameroon native who
came to the U.s. last year. he partici-
pated in the Nba and Fiba’s “basketball
without borders” program.
embiid, who didn’t start playing bas-
ketball until the age of 16, transferred to
the rock school after playing last season
for Montverde academy in Florida.
“proud to be a Jayhawk,” embiid
tweeted from his account @jojo_embiid
on tuesday morning.
embiid joins a 2013 recruiting
class that already includes three four-
star players according to rivals.com
— guards Wayne selden and Conner
Frankamp, and forward brannen Greene
— and three-star guard Frank Mason.
TWo JAyhAWKS nAmEd
To WATCh liST
Kansas senior center Jeff Withey and
freshman guard ben Mclemore were
named to the 2012-2013 Naismith early
season watch list by the atlanta tip-off
club on tuesday.
in the Jayhawks frst game of the sea-
son against southeast Missouri state,
Withey scored 17 points and grabbed
12 rebounds. the 2012 big 12 defen-
sive player of the year was named to the
Wooden preseason top 50 list and was
also selected as an ap preseason all-
america honorable Mention.
Mclemore scored nine points and
grabbed 12 rebounds in his frst career
game. the freshman was forced to red-
shirt last season after being ruled a par-
tial qualifer by the NCaa.
the atlanta tip-off club will trim the
list down to 30 names in late Febru-
ary before the voting academy will cut
the list to the fnal four candidates in
— Ethan Padway
the Jayhawks take an early loss after falling in the final seconds to Michigan state