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Afer he turned 21, Joey Berger,
a junior from Lawrence, said he
decided to stop pregaming and
started drinking more socially.
He said he would rather spend
time with his friends than getting
drunk.
Pregaming, or drinking before
going out, is most common with
underage col-
lege students and
leads to risky be-
havior, said Jenny
Donham, health
educator at Wat-
kins Memorial
Health.
Addiction spe-
cialists believe
between 65 percent and 75 percent
of college-aged people take part in
pregaming, according to the Los
Angeles Times.
Students in college between the
ages of 18 and 24 drink more than
individuals who are the same age
and not in college, Donham said.
Tere’s a social expectation to
drink in excess while in college.
“Tere are social infuences to
promote pregaming,” said Joey
Berger, a junior from Lawrence.
“You can’t drink when you’re un-
derage and at a place.”
Donham said pregaming is
more common with underage stu-
dents because of a limited avail-
ability of alcohol, smaller work
load in lower-level courses and an
introduction to new freedoms.
“Tey’re testing their own
boundaries,” Donham said.
“Tey’re fnding all diferent kinds
of things about
themselves, in-
cluding their
response to al-
cohol. Some
people’s experi-
ence is such that
they decide that
they don’t like
it. Other people
get caught up in the partying at-
mosphere which includes pregam-
ing.”
Some people, like Nick Manoo-
gian, a senior from Farmington
Hills, Mich., believe that pre-
gaming is a way for them to save
money.
“It’s way cheaper to pregame at
your house, get a little tipsy and
then get to wherever you’re go-
ing,” Manoogian said. “Sometimes
it works, but sometimes you just
keep drinking.”
Manoogian said pregaming is
a good time to start planning out
the night. Kolton Kontour, a junior
from Augusta, said he pregames
to start the night and lighten the
mood.
“It’s almost like building up to
the climax,” Kontour said. “It’s the
start, and then you go to have a
few drinks, then more and more.
Finally you wind down and go
home for the night.”
According to CBS News, a
study done in Switzerland found
that college-aged individuals who
drank while they were out had
an 18-percent chance of having a
negative consequence.
However, according to the sur-
vey, people who pregame before
going out overall had a 24 percent
chance of a negative consequence.
Pregaming can ofen go against
planning protective behaviors,
Donham said.
She advises that people eat be-
fore they drink, have a plan before
they get drunk and keep track of
how many drinks they are con-
suming.
People can ofen fall into the
whiteboard efect, which allows
individuals to forget their pre-
game drinking and start recount-
ing, she said.
“I’ve made bad decisions while
drinking, but most of the time that
was not when I pregamed; it was
when I was drinking there,” Berger
said.
— Edited by Allison Kohn
getting primed
half-lit
In its last full meeting of the
semester, Student Senate will see
two bills that would create new
entities within the Senate struc-
ture. Te fnal meeting of the
semester will take place
today at the Robert J.
Dole Institute of Poli-
tics at 6:30 p.m. Here’s
a closer look at the ma-
jor items that will be
discussed.

StudEnt SurvEy
BoArd
Te authors of this bill said
they want this to be an avenue to
get more input from students.
Te Student Survey Board
would conduct focus groups
and survey students to get their
opinions on Senate initiatives
and expenditures.
Will Easley, one of the authors
of the bill, said that only a small
portion of the student body
votes in elections, so this would
give a larger number of students
the opportunity to have their
voices heard.
“We thought we needed to
reach out more and have a great-
er number of students have a say
in how their money is spent, be-
cause fees are a sizeable chunk of
money,” Easley said.
Te board would be required
to conduct at least one survey
per semester and report its fnd-
ings to the full Senate.
Easley also said this would be
a good way for senators to re-
ceive input on platform issues.
“Students can say, ‘Hey, this is
what we want out of the Univer-
sity,’” Easley said. “And whoever
decides to run on that platform
will have a great advantage.”
Te bill passed the Student
Rights Committee meeting on
Nov. 14, but not without some
discussion. Easley said that a
few people were concerned that
the only people who would par-
ticipate in the surveys would be
those who voted in the Student
Senate election; therefore, input
would not be heard from more
students. Te concerned par-
ties said that this was the case at
other universities.
“A lot of universities do not
have a specifc board whose only
responsibility is to survey the
student body,” Easley said. “I
think this is much more sustain-
able; if there is a problem and if
we have low turnout, the board
can kick around ideas. I didn’t
see that as a concern.”

JudiciAl rEviEw BoArd
Tis bill would replace the
Court of Appeals, a separate
entity from Student Senate,
with the Judicial Review Board,
which would be under a com-
mittee. Te student body presi-
dent appointed fve members of
the Court of Appeals. Under this
bill, the president would appoint
three members of the Judicial
Review Board, and one non-
senator from each of the four
committees would join.
Alex Rippberger and Tyler
Childress, College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences senators and
authors of the bill, said these
changes would connect the
board with Senate, allowing the
board to be more active.
“Te senators don’t know
what the Court of Appeals is
doing, and we don’t’ know what
they’re doing, so they only do
things they absolutely have to,
which is rare,” Rippberger said.
“It would give the board more of
an authority and make senators
more responsible and the rules
clearer.”
Hannah Bolton, stu-
dent body president,
will speak against the
bill at today’s meeting.
Bolton said that the
board should remain
independent from Stu-
dent Senate and that
committee members
on the proposed board
would be biased.
“With the guidelines the
Court of Appeals currently has,
it is much more objective than
this because the Judicial Review
Board would bring in people
who are involved in the Senate
process,” Bolton said.
Childress said he and Ripp-
berger made some changes since
the committee meetings two
weeks ago. Tey included a stip-
ulation that mandates the ab-
sence of Judicial Review Board
members in a hearing if they
saw the bill in question during a
committee meeting.
“We’ve added the language in
to alleviate the concerns of the
student body president that they
might be biased,” Childress said.
Childress and Rippberger said
they are pushing the bill in order
to give the board more legiti-
macy. However, Bolton said she
does not see the need to change
the current guidelines.
“Tey do what they’re sup-
posed to do now,” she said. “I
don’t think it should be re-
placed.”

PoStSEcrEt
Student Senate will look at a
bill to fund a project by Active
Minds at the University. Te
student group wants to purchase
access to the “PostsecretU” blog,
where students can make their
own Postsecret notes and post
them online.
Te bill passed the Finance
Committee meeting on Nov. 14.
Te request was originally for
$755, but the sum was decreased
to $235 during the committee
meeting.
Te group would like to put
this in efect for next semester.
“KU Active Minds wishes to
improve the social growth of the
students at KU by ofering a blog
where they can share their se-
crets, and this would allow every
student to anonymously share
their secrets and be liberated
through a very successful and
popular blog,” the bill reads.
— Edited by christy Khamphilay
International culture and fash-
ion will collide during the World
Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Saturday
in the Kansas Union Ballroom.
Student Union Activities’ cul-
tural programming committee,
which formed last spring, is host-
ing the event. Te Bangladesh
Student Association, the African
Students Association, the Black
Student Union, the Asian Ameri-
can Student Union, the Hispanic
American Leadership Organiza-
tion and the Arab Student Union
are participating in the show.
“Te models will either be wear-
ing a Qi Pao, a traditional Chinese
dress, or an Ao Dai, a traditional
Vietnamese dress,” said Stacy Mar,
president of Asian American Stu-
dent Union. “Both are generally
worn on special occasions, such
as weddings, social functions and
ceremonies.”
Te event will feature a runway
show, where students can show of
their traditional or contemporary
cultural attire, followed by a tal-
ent show. Two students from the
Asian American Student Union
will be singing a popular Chi-
nese song called “You Exist in My
Song,” by Wanting Qu.
“We want others to see that
all music is beautiful regardless
of origin,” Mar said. “It may not
be the next ‘Gangnam Style,’ but
it’s defnitely worth listening to,
especially from these two wonder-
ful singers.”
Te show is free for students
with a KU ID and $5 for the gen-
eral population.
“To be able to get their names
out there and be more visible to
people will help the organizations
to be more well-known and well-
established,” said Valerie Peter-
son, assistant coordinator for the
event.
— Edited by Joanna Hlavacek
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how to have a safe
night out:
alternate non-alcoholic beverages
with alcoholic beverages
stay hydrated
avoid binge drinking
eat a meal within two hours of
drinking
Keep track of all alcoholic drinks
consumed
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sip slowly
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Plan ahead for a safe way to and
from the destination
stay with friends
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“they’re fnding all differ-
ent kinds of things about
themselves including their
response to alcohol.”
Jenny donham
health educator
tyler roste/kansan
the concept of pregaming has become more popular because people do not wanting to pay more for drinks when they go out. according to the los angeles times, college
students who are ages 18 to 24 drink more than those who are the same age and not in college.
Pregaming, a fixture in a college student’s night out, comes with certain risks
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whAt: Support Movember
whERE: Anschutz Library
whEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
AboUt: Grow a moustache the entire month
of November, or pick up a free mo at Anschutz
Library. Movember aims to change the face
of men’s health and put a fun twist to raise
awareness on serious issues, like prostate
and testicular cancer.
whAt: Queervolution
whERE: Sabatini Multicultural Resource
Center, Room 116
whEN: 7-8 p.m.
AboUt: A panel of LGBT community
members speak about their struggles and
successes after college.
whAt: Campus Movie Series: The Bourne Legacy
whERE: Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium
whEN: 8-10 p.m.
AboUt: The presidential campaign might
be over, but you can still watch Will Ferrell
and Zach Galifanakis battle for political
supremacy.
whAt: KU’s Got Talent
whERE: Kansas Union, Ballroom
whEN: 8-10 p.m.
AboUt: Come enjoy the best student talent
on campus at this SUA sponsored show.
whAt: New Found Glory
whERE: The Bottleneck
whEN: 8 p.m.
AboUt: Celebrate the 10th anniversary of
the band’s album, “Sticks and Stones.” The
Story So Far and Seahaven will also perform.
Mostly cloudy,
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chance of rain.
Wind SSW at
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Saturday, Dec. 1
PoLICE REPoRTS
Republicans soften stance on taxes
ASSoCIAtED PRESS
ASSoCIAtED PRESS
In this Feb. 11 fle photo, Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Wash-
ington. For decades, Norquist vowed to drive Republicans out of offce if they didn’t pledge to oppose tax increases.
PoLITICS
WASHINGTON — For
decades, conservative lobbyist
Grover Norquist vowed to drive
Republicans out of office if they
didn’t pledge to oppose tax increas-
es. Many lawmakers signed on.
But now, several senior
Republicans are breaking ranks,
willing to consider raising more
money through taxes as part of a
deal with Democrats to avoid a
catastrophic budget meltdown.
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says
the only pledge he will keep is
his oath of office. House Majority
Leader Eric Cantor says no one
in his home state of Virginia is
talking about what leaders in
Washington refer to simply as “The
Pledge,” a Norquist invention that
dates to 1986. Georgia Sen. Saxby
Chambliss says he cares more
about his country than sticking to
Norquist’s pledge.
It’s quite an about-face for senior
members of a party that long has
stood firmly against almost any
notion of tax increases. And while
GOP leaders insist they still don’t
want to see taxes go up, the reality
of a nation in a debt crisis is forc-
ing some to moderate their oppo-
sition to any movement on how
much Americans pay to fund their
government. Republican legislators
and Democratic President Barack
Obama’s White House are haggling
vigorously as they look for ways
to reach agreement on detailed
tax adjustments and spending
cuts before automatic, blunt-force
changes occur at the new year.
“Oh, I signed it,” Sen. Jeff
Sessions of Alabama said on Fox
News about Norquist’s pledge, add-
ing he still supports its goals. “But
we’ve got to deal with the crisis we
face. We’ve got to deal with the
political reality of the president’s
victory.”
The naysaying about the pledge
is raising the question of wheth-
er Norquist — a little-known
Republican outside Washington
— is losing his position of power
within the GOP. It’s a notion he
calls ridiculous.
“Nobody’s turning on me,”
Norquist said Monday.
But he indicated he would turn
on lawmakers who defy him, start-
ing with Corker, who published
an opinion piece Monday in The
Washington Post outlining an
alternative to the budget break-
down that includes more revenue.
“Corker was elected to the
Senate because he took the pledge,”
Norquist said on Fox News. “He
would not be a senator today if he
hadn’t made that commitment. If
he breaks it, he’s going to have to
have a conversation with the peo-
ple of Tennessee about his keep-
ing his word. And the same thing
with other people who are elected
because they made that written
commitment to the people of their
state.”
Heading into the 2012 elec-
tions, 279 lawmakers had signed
Norquist’s’ pledge, according to
Americans for Tax Reform.
But some who have signed the
pledge are having second thoughts.
And when the new House is seated
next year, no more than 212 of
them consider themselves bound
by the promise.
“Times have changed signifi-
cantly, and I care more about my
country than I do about a 20-year-
old pledge,” Chambliss told his
local television station. “If we do
it (Norquist’s) way, then we’ll con-
tinue in debt.”
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• A 19-year-old transient woman was
arrested Tuesday at 4:30 a.m. in the 500
block of Colorado Street on suspicion of
burglary to a vehicle, possession of drug
paraphernalia and two separate counts
of possession of a controlled substance.
Bond was set at $25,000.
• A 25-year-old Topeka woman was
arrested Tuesday at 2:17 a.m. in the 900
block of Vermont Street on suspicion of
driving with a suspended or revoked li-
cense and no insurance. Bond was set at
$200. She was released.
• A 25-year-old Lawrence woman
was arrested Tuesday at 1:45 a.m. in the
800 block of Avalon Road on suspicion
of no proof of liability insurance, driving
while intoxicated and having no driver’s
license. Bond was set at $500.
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— Associated Press
112 killed in clothing factory fre
AsiA
ASSocIAtED PRESS
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Cloth-
ing is king in Bangladesh, a coun-
try that exports more garments
than any other in the world except
China. It is responsible for four
out of every fve export dollars
and has turned factory owners
into members of parliament and
leaders of sports clubs.
Tat strength has ofen been
turned against the workers in
those factories, especially those
who complain about poor work-
ing conditions and pay that can
be less than $40 a month. A law-
enforcement agency called the
Industrial Police is specifcally as-
signed to deal with unrest in fac-
tories, and labor activists accuse
government forces of killing one
of their leaders. Employees are
barred by law from forming trade
unions, even though Bangladesh
allows workers in other industries
to unionize.
Workers hope that could
change following the industry’s
latest tragedy, a fre Saturday that
killed 112 people at a factory that
made T-shirts and polo shirts
for Wal-Mart and other retailers
around the world. But they have
their doubts.
“Te owners must treat the
workers with respect. Tey should
care about their lives and they
must keep in mind that they are
human beings. Tey have families,
parents and children,” said Nazma
Akhter, president of Combined
Garment Workers Federation. “Is
there anybody to really pay any
heed to our words?”
Tere have been many gar-
ment-factory fres in Bangladesh
— since 2006, more than 300 peo-
ple have died. But Saturday’s was
by far the deadliest, and has drawn
international attention to labor
practices as the government tries
to encourage Western countries
and companies to expand their re-
lationships here.
Te Tazreen Fashions Ltd. fac-
tory had no emergency exit, and
workers trying to fee found the
main exit locked. Fire extinguish-
ers were lef unused, either because
they didn’t work or workers didn’t
know how to use them. One sur-
vivor said that afer the fre alarm
went of, managers told workers to
get back to work.
In an interview published Tues-
day in Dhaka’s Daily Star news-
paper, the managing director of
Tazreen Fashions expressed con-
cern — about possibly losing for-
eign buyers. “I’m concerned that
my business with them will be
hampered,” said Delwar Hossain.
But there was no mention in the
article of concern for victims or
their families.
Tazreen has not responded to
repeated requests from AP for
comment.
Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year
garment industry accounts for 80
percent of its total export earnings
and contributes a major share of
the country’s $110 billion GDP.
Tis from an export market cre-
ated only in 1978, with a consign-
ment for 10,000 men’s shirts.
By 1982, the country had 47
readymade garment factories. In
three years the number rose to
587. Now it has more than 4,000.
Te factory owners are a pow-
erful group, holding parliamen-
tary posts in both major parties.
Te head of the prominent Dhaka
sports club Mohamedan is in the
business; so is a former president
of the national cricket board.
An important reason for their
success is cheap labor. Almost a
third of the South Asian country‘s
150 million people live in extreme
poverty.
Te minimum wage for a gar-
ment worker is 3,000 takas ($38)
a month, afer being nearly dou-
bled this year following violent
protests by workers. According
to the World Bank, the per capita
income in Bangladesh was about
$64 a month in 2011.
On Tuesday, as Bangladesh held
a day of mourning for the dead,
10,000 people, including relatives
and colleagues, gathered near
the site of Saturday’s blaze, many
wearing black badges as a sign of
mourning. Security forces were
deployed, but no clashes were re-
ported.
President carter calls
for more aid to haiti
LEOGANE, Haiti — Former U.s. Presi-
dent Jimmy Carter on Monday urged do-
nors to honor the billion-dollar pledges
they made to help Haiti rebuild after its
devastating 2010 earthquake.
Carter’s call for greater aid to Haiti
came on the frst day of a weeklong ef-
fort to build 100 homes with about 600
volunteers from Habitat for Humanity.
it was the second time in the past
year that Carter, 88, and his wife Rosa-
lynn have come to help house people dis-
placed at the epicenter of the disaster.
“We’ve seen numerous governments
in Haiti; they have a very diffcult time,”
Carter told reporters, noting this was his
11th trip to Haiti. “i think we should give
the government of Haiti some breath-
ing room and give them all the support
we can, even if there’s some waste of
money.”
Donor nations and institutions prom-
ised $4.46 billion to help Haiti after the
quake. But only half of that money has
been released, according to the U.N. Of-
fce of the special Envoy for Haiti.
The reasons for the delays vary, rang-
ing from economic problems back home
to a wait-and-see approach until Haiti’s
government gets settled. President Mi-
chel Martelly took offce in May 2011 but
much of his frst year was spent without
a Cabinet because of political paralysis
and infghting.
Carter and the former frst lady joined
in the construction of the 100 houses on
about 14 acres, hammering away and
measuring facades. The Carters and fel-
low volunteers also built 100 homes dur-
ing a visit a year ago. The effort will re-
sult in about 250 homes in total for what
organizers say will be a new community,
complete with agriculture production.
still vast numbers of Haitians re-
main without permanent housing. About
369,000 people live in the tent and tarp
settlements that sprung up after the
quake, down from a peak of 1.3 million,
according to the international Organiza-
tion for Migration.
Families help build the Habitat homes
and then live in them rent-free for fve
years. After that, they pay the govern-
ment about $70 a year.
CHERNOBYL NUCLEAR
POWER STATION, Ukraine —
Workers have raised the frst section
of a colossal arch-shaped structure
that eventually will cover the ex-
ploded nuclear reactor at the Cher-
nobyl power station.
Project ofcials on Tuesday hailed
the raising as a signifcant step in a
complex efort to clean up the con-
sequences of the 1986 explosion,
the world’s worst nuclear accident.
Upon completion, the shelter will be
moved on tracks over the building
containing the destroyed reactor,
allowing work to begin on disman-
tling the reactor and disposing of
radioactive waste.
Suma Chakrabati, president of
the European Bank for Reconstruc-
tion and Development, which is
leading the project, called Tuesday
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P
at (Bradley Cooper) is a
man on the mend, freshly
sprung from a psychiatric
hospital and determined to save his
crumbling marriage by committing
himself to a life of optimism and
relentless self-improvement. Tiffany
(Jennifer Lawrence) is a woman in
trouble, a recently widowed police-
man’s wife who uses sex as a pain-
killer. Would it surprise you to
learn these two were made for each
other?
David O. Russell’s unmedicated
romantic comedy “Silver Linings
Playbook” is a rarity for its genre: a
warmly observed, genuinely mov-
ing love story that refuses to tiptoe
around prickly subjects like adultery
and mental illness. Like Russell’s
previous work, most notably his fra-
ternal boxing drama, “The Fighter,”
the primary focus here is on fam-
ily, specifically the way our loved
ones can act as the driving catalyst
behind our deepest anxieties, hopes
and fears.
After eight months of court-man-
dated treatment for bipolar disorder
following the savage beating of his
wife’s lover, Pat moves back home
with his doting, enabler mother
(Jackie Weaver, so memorable as
the gangster granny in “Animal
Kingdom”) and cranky, sports-
obsessed father (Robert De Niro). It’s
painfully obvious where Pat’s issues
come from. The De Niro character
is hopelessly OCD when it comes
to his beloved Philadelphia Eagles,
dependent on a variety of game-
day rituals to justify his increasingly
perilous job as a bookie.
Desperate to avoid taking his
meds, Pat attends a dinner party
thrown by his unhappily married
friends (John Ortiz and Julia Stiles),
and there he meets the crazy-cute
Tiffany and the movie begins in
earnest. Pat and Tiffany’s budding
relationship hits all the beats of a
traditional rom-com, complete with
the looming challenge of a third-
act dance contest, yet Cooper and
Lawrence avoid cliché by throw-
ing themselves headlong into their
roles, achieving a gloriously unbal-
anced chemistry that anchors the
rest of the film.
This is a massive step forward for
Cooper, who stumbled earlier this
year in the flaccid plagiarist drama
“The Words.” He brings a sense of
credible heartache to Pat, a hangdog
dejection that gives way to sudden,
manic flights of fancy. I look for-
ward to watching him grow as an
actor outside the seemingly intermi-
nable “Hangover” franchise.
Jennifer Lawrence, an art-house
darling who’s proven her chops
on the blockbuster circuit with
“X-Men: First Class” and this year’s
“The Hunger Games,” gives the best
performance of her young career
as Tiffany, a pint-sized tempest of
roiling emotion. It’s difficult to act
simultaneously fierce and vulner-
able, but Lawrence sticks the land-
ing with confident ease. Watching
her rehearse a dance routine with
Cooper’s character while Johnny
Cash and Bob Dylan croon “Girl
From The North Country” on the
soundtrack will stand as one of my
favorite movie moments of 2012.
“Silver Linings” is also a welcome
comeback vehicle for De Niro, the
legendary actor whose recent out-
put has been tending toward self-
parody. He’s fully engaged here as
a father struggling to connect with
his son over the gulf of their dueling
neuroses. It’s fascinating to watch
the panic set in when he realizes
Pat’s commitment to the dance con-
test will interfere with the Eagles’
weekly “juju.” This is a meaty, dig-
nified role, and I wouldn’t be sur-
prised if it lands the ex-Goodfella
yet another Oscar nod.
The film also features strong sup-
porting turns from Chris Tucker as
Pat’s constantly truant friend from
the loony bin and Anupam Kher as
his sympathetic therapist. The whole
production comes together wonder-
fully, buoyed by one of the better
soundtracks I’ve heard in a while.
The only failing here is the ending,
which might strike some as a tad
simplistic given the depth and qual-
ity of what’s come before. Overall,
though, “Silver Linings Playbook”
is the genuine article: a smart, viva-
cious holiday crowd-pleaser.

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Today is a 8
Be present to your luck and
intelligence. start with what you
know, and learn what you need. As-
sociates supply bright ideas. now’s
a good time to set priorities.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 8
you gain a surprising advan-
tage, fnancially and otherwise. Go
for it, while maintaining a realistic
perspective. slow down the pace
for a couple of days, and replenish
reserves.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 9
it may be harder and more time
consuming, but it will be much
more rewarding. A spark of pas-
sion lightens up the day. deeds
speak louder than words, and you
can move mountains!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 6
entering a two-day pensive
phase. your ideas will reach far-
ther, with exceptional patience.
your dreams are prophetic. post-
pone travel for now.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 9
exceptional patience is required
right now. luckily, you have your
friends when you need them. Con-
tinue to build up your assets, and
increase your leverage.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 7
A change in your work routine
coming your way. you’ll get to take
on more responsibility. or maybe
not. Appreciate your mate’s unique-
ness. don’t ask for favors now.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 8
if you present a workable plan,
you’ll accomplish it. it all starts
with the frst step. Technology can
help. make necessary changes to
the design as you evolve.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 7
working on fnances doesn’t
have to dampen your enthusiasm.
look on the bright side, and end up
on top. Give an unusual gift. laugh
until your sides ache.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec.
21)
Today is a 9
delegate more to others, and
get the work done. make time for
learning something new. intuition
proves to be right on. Avoid dis-
tractions. keep the faith.
Capricorn
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 7
There’s more work coming. it’s
no time for getting sidetracked.
Just get things done with the help
of experts, or alone.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
Get rid of the trash you’ve been
accumulating, but keep the good
ideas. you may even fnd some-
thing of value as you clean up.
managing your time get easier.
And you get busier.
Pisces
(Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 8
slow down and listen for the
next day or two. Hope broadens
your mind. now is when you’re glad
you put in the extra effort to create
exemplary work. wow yourself!
LOS ANGELES — “Cory &
Topanga 4Ever” is no longer a silly
scribble in a notebook. Disney
Channel confirmed Tuesday that
it’s developing a spinoff of the ‘90s
ABC comedy “Boy Meets World” —
and that the original show’s central
couple will be back.
After weeks of rumors (that had
twentysomethings squealing), the
network acknowledged that it is
working on a pilot called “Girl Meets
World,” a sequel to the popular sit-
com that aired from 1993 to 2000.
“I’m going to be a father! Well,
on TV at least. The ‘Boy Meets
World’ sequel is officially happen-
ing,” Ben Savage tweeted Monday.
And Danielle Fishel posted a blog
on her Tumblr page making her
involvement official.
Savage and Fishel will reprise
their roles as Cory Matthews and
Topanga Lawrence, the Ross and
Rachel of the TGIF crowd. More
than a decade later, they’ll be the
parents of a 13-year-old daughter
named Riley, the protagonist of the
new show. A nationwide casting
search to fill that role is under way.
The pilot is being produced by
Michael Jacobs, who was the execu-
tive producer of “Boy Meets World”
— in addition to “Charles in Charge”
and “My Two Dads.”
Although the news has “Boy
Meets World” fans in a frenzy, the
new show is still in the development
phase, so there are no guarantees
about its future.
There’s also no word on wheth-
er any other familiar faces might
pop up — has anyone started the
Shawn (Rider Strong) and Mr. Feeny
(William Daniels) petitions?
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I
t’s common to hear someone
urge you to “be confdent,
but not too confdent.”
It’s an easy phrase to under-
stand, unless you’re like me and
you overanalyze stupid things
like good advice. Obviously,
that phrase implies that things
can ofen go wrong if you’re
overconfdent. But confdence
isn’t a tangible object; there’s no
barometer for measuring where
you or anyone else stands. It’s all
relative.
I think I have a pretty good
idea of what “too confdent”
looks like. And it looks like a
Macbook Pro in Budig 120.
Unless you transferred here
as a junior and already knocked
out your gen-ed requirements,
or unless you’re majoring in
some obscure feld that doesn’t
require the typical freshman
“weed-out” classes, you’ve likely
spent a good amount of time in
the crowded lecture halls of Bu-
dig or Wescoe. Most professors
who teach these courses allow
students to use their laptops,
and since there are so many stu-
dents, there’s really no way to
make sure people are diligently
taking notes and not messing
around on the Internet.
Or if they’re “too confdent”
— carelessly and publicly click-
ing through anything and ev-
erything — they shouldn’t be.
If you’ve never sat behind
someone with negligent class-
room-browsing habits, ask your
friends; almost everyone who’s
slowly withered away in Budig
120 for a semester has sat behind
some creep who spent the entire
class period furiously stabbing
the right-arrow key as pictures
from some clueless blonde’s
(aptly-named) “HAMMERED
ON THE BEACH: CABO
2012!!!!” Facebook album. It’s
uncomfortable, but trust me:
It gets even weirder once they
stop, tap the lef-arrow until
they’re back to a swimsuit shot,
and sit there staring — idly and
creepily — at her sun-kissed
boobs.
I’ve seen a good number
sketch-balls do this throughout
my never-ending, miserable
journey to fulfll my elective
requirements. Luckily for me,
that’s the weirdest it’s ever got-
ten.
But, like most things in life,
there’s always someone out there
who has it worse than you.
I’ve heard stories from people
who were lef stunned, confused
and discomforted as the random
person in front of them thor-
oughly analyzed every megapix-
el of their own Facebook profle.
Your pride tells you that, if you
caught the person in front of
you Facebook-creeping on your
profle, you’d have the stones to
stop them and ask them what in
blue hell they’re doing. Tink
about it realistically, though;
you’d probably be so weirded
out that you wouldn’t know
what to do. You’d just sit there
as you’re getting cyber-violated
before your very own eyes.
If you’re sitting behind
someone who’s confdence has
reached a new zenith, they may
even choose to combat the soul-
sucking boredom of a Math
105 lecture with a visit to their
favorite porn sites. Tis is rare
because, obviously, most peo-
ple have a little self-pride and
wouldn’t dare indulge their smut
habit in public, especially when
there’s a remote chance someone
behind them will catch on. But,
if you’ve learned anything so far
in life, you know that there’s al-
ways a few people out there who
never fail to destroy your faith
in the human race.
I’ve long since bought into
the school of thought that elo-
quently professes “snitches get
stitches,” so I’m not going to
encourage you to rat them
out. But, if you’re stuck behind
someone who’s right in the nit-
ty-gritty of a poorly-produced
shower scene, you might want
to say something. We go to class
for a lot of reasons — to learn,
to daydream, to check Twitter
— but I’d challenge you to fnd
one person who enjoys watch-
ing their porn at 11 a.m. over
someone’s shoulder in the mid-
dle of a psychology lecture.
Te deadline for spring trans-
fers at Mizzou is this Saturday,
though. So, if you know one of
these people, you still have a
few days to do something about
it. On behalf of everyone who’s
ever been stuck sitting front row
to someone’s laptop-porno ses-
sion: Please do something about
it.
Barbosa is a junior majoring in
journalism from Leawood. For more
hilarity, follow him on Twitter
@AJBARBROSA.
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I just want snoooooooow!!!
Don’t fatter yourself, Evan Manning. I’m
not wearing number 10 because of you.
If you yell the word on the back of
the sign that is opposite from you at
basketball games, I hate you and we
can’t be friends.
Drunk me writes phenomenal essays.
Watch out for that giant player they call
Withey. He’s a brick wall!
I need to get back into basketball
shape. I just can’t stay standing for
that long!
San Jose: the Magikarp of basketball.
“San Jose used offense, but nothing
happened!”
Three words: Withey. Block. Party.
Does the FFA get picture mail?
Editor’s Note: No.
Why do some people have white Color
Run shirts? Did they dodge all the
colored powder bombs?
The way my grades are looking to be
this semester, I think imma be good for
one occupation: trophy husband.
There is no woo in tradition.
KSU is trying to become Missouri. When
I posted about our triple double last
night, someone told me it didn’t count
because it wasn’t against a good team.
Jerks.
I’m all about supporting transgendered
people, but gender neutral bathrooms is
a little far-fetched to me.
There is no honor in fghting kittens...
McLemore, please don’t one and done.
We are all begging you...
Fedoras are cool.
There was no horoscope in today’s
UDK... How on earth can I continue with
my day when I don’t have an unseen
power telling me what to do?!
I wish there was a like button for FFAs.
The front of the paper said “The
downside of Twilight.” I’m just
wondering... is there an upside of
Twilight?
Oh Lord. Those are not suits. They are
khakis and sport coats. Barney Stinson
would be appalled.
Dear engineering majors, you chose
that major, remember? Quit whining.
Sincerely, everyone else.
That moment when you forget what time
your class is because you never go.
There is a huge tree by Watson that
would work as a Christmas tree.
Student senate, get on that.
This girl is Skyping in the middle of
class. And here I thought the one
knitting the other day was bad enough.
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T
he words “fscal clif”
and “recession” are being
thrown around these days
like confetti on Super Bowl Sunday.
College students should be con-
cerned that it even exists.
Afectionately referred to as
“the clif,” the fscal clif describes
the numerous laws that are set to
change at midnight on Jan. 1, or
the exact moment it becomes 2013.
Some key changes are an increase
in payroll taxes, automatic defense
spending cuts, and the expiration
of the President Bush-era tax cuts.
In grand generalities, the intention
of the fscal clif is to slash defcits.
It is widely assumed, however, that
such a quick defcit reduction will
stunt the United States’ economic
growth. Some call this “going over”
the clif. In a sense, the clif is sup-
posed to serve as a deadline that
motivates lawmakers to address the
issues that make up the clif itself,
such as tax rates, long-term chal-
lenges that U.S. fscal policy con-
tinues to face and the growth of the
national debt.
Students like us should be con-
cerned because this hasn’t hap-
pened yet. Te short term and
the long term remain in question.
Lawmakers aren’t using the clif as
motivation to compromise some
deadline to fnd creative solutions.
Instead, they use the clif to create
fear to further their own policy
goals. Democrats continue to beat
their “Forward” drums while Re-
publicans march endlessly to Rea-
gan’s beat. Democrats repeatedly
try to raise the marginal tax rates
on the wealthiest; Republicans con-
tinually call for spending cuts.
You know the drill: Cut taxes or
cut spending, close loopholes or
raise marginal rates, private or pub-
lic. It continues. When C-SPAN
doesn’t put me to sleep, I switch
over to C-SPAN2.
But this time it’s diferent. It’s dif-
ferent because the clif wasn’t cre-
ated by years of erosion processes.
Instead, lawmakers, for one reason
or another, decided to create the
clif. Tey could vote to delay the
clif. Tey could work to gradually
and methodically adjust certain
taxes, exemptions, loopholes, and
the spending of certain programs.
Tey could poke and prod at every
law in the clif until a reasonable
course of action was determined.
Ten, with the clif itself addressed
or delayed, lawmakers could turn
towards the future. Instead, they
cannot do their job — deliberate,
discuss, and decide — without put-
ting economic consequences on the
line. In a sense, factions within our
federal government have ransomed
our current economic steadiness,
holding our near-future economic
possibilities hostage by threatening
to go over the clif if their demands
aren’t met.
Consider a town that has no fre
station that pays others to put out
fres at an increasing price. Tis
becomes expensive. Te mayor,
however, can’t agree with the city
council on the best way to fnance
a fre station. What they do agree
on is to set the house on the edge of
town on fre. Te blaze will engulf
the entire town if nothing is done.
Eventually they will fnd a solution
because, well, they set their own
town on fre.
An observant townsperson
might say, “Did you really have to
set my house on fre just so you all
would have a stronger urgency to
talk about how to pay for a fre sta-
tion?” What’s happening in Wash-
ington D.C. is very similar. Te U.S.
government is on an unsustainable
fscal path. It can’t agree on how to
correct its direction. Te clif was
born.
It is ridiculous that lawmak-
ers created the fscal clif to begin
with. It is even more jaw-dropping
to watch as lawmakers threaten to
go over the clif to serve their own
interests.
Our houses aren’t being set on
fre. True economic disaster will
likely be averted. It is unlikely that
you will walk into Wal-Mart fear-
ing that the dollar bills in your
pocket will suddenly be refused. It
is improbable that you must return
home and pick your best goat to
barter for the allergy medicine that
you so desperately need.
Even though I may not have to
trade my prize goat for Walmart’s
Zyrtec any time soon, I will be
looking for a job someday. I will try
to deduct my mortgage loan’s inter-
est from my taxable income. I will
be claiming every single tax credit
I can. You probably will too. Te
policies decided now impact the
future. For now, it is our responsi-
bility to show concern for the whim
that the U.S. government has for
the people it serves. Just caring is a
good place to start.
Ouyang is a junior majoring in petro-
leum engineering and economics from
Overland Park. Follow him on Twitter
@ChrisOuyang.
N
ovember is nearly over.
To most people, this
might mean a variety
of things: fnals are approaching,
Stop Day is nearly here, winter
is coming—but I can guess what
isn’t on most of your minds.
“Aw, Transgender Awareness
Month is coming to an end!”
November is ofcially Trans-
gender Awareness Month, a time
to bring attention to trans issues,
needs, and persons. And aware-
ness is certainly needed, as most
non-trans individuals have no
idea what trans issues and needs
are; hell, a lot of you might even
be unsure what transgender actu-
ally means. Let’s do a little termi-
nology breakdown.
Sex is the biological makeup
of a person’s anatomy including
hormones, DNA, internal re-
productive organs and genitalia.
Gender is the social and cultural
construction of identity a person
chooses or has placed upon them,
most typically distinguished as a
masculine or feminine one.
So, for example: my sex is fe-
male, my gender is feminine,
and society and I feel comfort-
able labeling me as a “woman.”
Transgender is an umbrella term
for anyone who’s gender expres-
sion varies outside of the female
equals woman/male equals man
system typically thought as “nor-
mal” by society.
But the fact of the matter
is that a person’s gender is not
equivalent to their genitalia. Just
because you have a penis doesn’t
mean you are a dude, and just be-
cause you have a vagina doesn’t
mean you’re automatically a lady.
A lot of people with vaginas do
identify as women, just as many
people with penises identify as
men, but sex and gender is a not
a Point A to Point B construction.
Biology is fxed. Gender is not.
However, gender outside a
strict binary makes the majority
of people in our society uncom-
fortable. If we see someone who
appears to be distinctly mascu-
line wearing a dress, we question
(or mock) it. If we see someone
who seems distinctly feminine
speaking with a deep voice, we
scratch our heads (or try to fgure
what the “problem” is). And, for
those individuals who have an
androgynous gender, who we are
unsure are male or female-bod-
ied, we react as if we’re entitled to
have an explanation (or, in some
instances, that we’re entitled to
act violently).
More people than ever are
identifying as trans and are doing
so at younger ages. Tis directly
afects college campuses, where
lots of young people, plus inter-
acting with a greater diversity of
people than ever, plus the unique
opportunity to build a new iden-
tity, ofen equals the frst instance
that trans youth feel they can be-
gin to conceptualize the idea of
being trans and being out about
it.
I can’t make a breakdown of all
the issues, politics and changes
that need to be done concerning
trans individuals, as that would
probably take up more than a
week’s worth of the Kansan, and
still would be insufcient. But,
there are a few simple things you
can do to prevent being an un-
intentional douchebag and help
trans people.
1. DON’T ACT AS iF SOmE-
ONE’S GENDER iDENTiTy iS
yOuR BuSiNESS
If you see someone, and think
they might be trans, or you’re
unsure how they identify, guess
what? Not your business. I don’t
care if you’re about to pee with
curiosity—just stop. If it happens
that this is not just a stranger, but
is someone you want or need to
interact with, listen to see how
they self-identify. If that doesn’t
make it clear, you can politely
ask “What gender pronouns do
you prefer?” Ten use those pro-
nouns.
2. iF SOmEONE yOu KNOw iS
TRANSiTiONiNG, ACKNOwL-
EDGE iT
If someone you know starts to
transition to a new gender identi-
ty, they might go through a whole
slew of changes, in physical ap-
pearance, in pronouns, even in
their name. And yeah, if you’ve
known Natalie since kindergar-
ten as Nathan, it might take a
while to get used to. But just try.
Validate their new identity. And if
you mess up, and refer to them as
their old name, or pronoun, just
apologize and move on.
3. EDuCATE yOuRSELF
Te internet is a beautiful
place, and not just because it has
a seemingly infnite amount of cat
videos. Tere are tons of resources
to learn more about trans people
and issues, and all for the low, low
price of free! Gendercentre.org
is a great resource, including an
online suggested reading/viewing
book and flm list, and lots of kits
and fact sheets. GLAAD.org also
has a good section on their web-
site devoted to some basic Trans
101, as well as links to resources.
Also, your lovely campus has a
kick-ass Women, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies department—
why not take advantage, and take
a class that has content relevant to
trans people?
So go out, and fnish Trans-
gender Awareness Month with a
bang; you’ll be the coolest pro-
gressive kid on the block.
Gwynn is a sophomore majoring in
English and women, Gender, and
Sexuality from Olathe. Follow her on
twitter @AllidoisGwynn.
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Wednesday, november 28, 2012 PaGe 6 the UnIversIty daILy Kansan
Injury forces freshman forward out of program
Free agency pioneer passes away
Jayhawks have no
illusions about Tigers
Men’s baskeTball
Mlb
WoMen’s baskeTball
travIs yoUnG/Kansan
senior guard Monica engelman shoots the ball during the frst half of the match
against the Idaho state bengals at allen Fieldhouse on nov 11. engelman had 10
total points for the game.
For freshman Zach Peters, his
time as a member of the Kansas
men’s basketball team came to an
abrupt end before it really
had a chance to begin.
Te 6-foot-9 forward
from Plano, Texas, an-
nounced he would be
leaving the Kansas pro-
gram at the end of the
fall semester afer the
Jayhawks’ game against
San Jose State on Monday
night.
Peters came to his decision af-
ter traveling home to meet with
his family over the Tanksgiv-
ing break following the Jayhawks
victory in the CBE Classic tour-
nament in Kansas City, Mo., last
week.
A four-time all-state selection
in high school at Prestonwood
Christian Academy, Peters was
planning on redshirting this sea-
son as he recovered from a shoul-
der injury as well as four concus-
sions he sufered in the past year,
two of which have come since he
arrived on campus in
the fall.
“Tis is unfortunate
for Zach and our team,”
coach Bill Self said. “I
personally thought that
Zach had a chance to be
a very good player at the
University of Kansas.
It’s a shame that these
health issues have kept him from
doing so. While the shoulder has
improved, he’s still not 100 per-
cent.”
Self did not believe the lack of
playing time factored into his de-
cision.
“I hate that this is happening.
I have really enjoyed my time at
KU,” Peters said in a press release.
“I was looking forward to having
a great college experience here but
with all the injuries, including the
concussions, that I have dealt with
lately, I feel like in order for me to
move on and be able to get over all
this, I need to go home and basi-
cally heal.”
Peters will not transfer to anoth-
er school in an attempt to play. In-
stead he will frst return home and
focus his attention on healing.
Te 240-pound Peters was ex-
pected to bring some physicality
to the Jayhawks in the low-post.
He was the team’s second-leading
rebounder on their 2012 Euro-
pean exhibition trip, averaging 6.3
boards in the team’s four games
against the Swiss National team
and AMW Team France.
He also averaged fve points per
game in the exhibition contests.
“If it were my son, I’d tell him
to do the same thing,” Self said. “I
don’t think it’s a bad move on his
part at all. I know his family was
hoping that it could work out dif-
ferently, but I don’t think that he
was feeling it. Tere was too much
concern about getting hit again.”
Peters, who led his high school
to Texas Association of Private
and Parochial school state titles
his sophomore and senior seasons,
was also a standout wide receiver
on his high school football team.
He fnished his senior year with 13
touchdown receptions and more
than one thousand yards receiv-
ing.
“I really like all my teammates.
Tis was the best situation I could
have put myself in to excel in bas-
ketball,” Peters said. “I want to say
thank you to KU, the coaches, staf,
teammates and fans that have sup-
ported me. I wish it didn’t have to
end up like this, but it’s important
for me to do so for my future.”
— Edited by Brian Sisk
Coming of a successful Tanks-
giving break–worth of basketball,
the No. 20 Kansas Jayhawks will
look to improve to 6-0 to start the
season for the third consecutive
year.
Te Jayhawks will square of
against the Grambling State Tigers
in Allen Fieldhouse tonight at 7
p.m. It’ll be a matchup of two dif-
ferent teams seemingly headed in
opposite directions as the season
starts to heat up.
Te Tigers are 0-4 and have
struggled to make shots and get
points, averaging just 49.8 points
per game and shooting 28.5 per-
cent from the foor.
Kansas senior guard Monica En-
gelman, who averages 6.8 points
and 6.4 rebounds per game, isn’t
looking at the numbers and the
record of the Tigers as a possible
day to go easy. Rather, it’s an op-
portunity to keep taking care of
business.
“Tey can struggle against other
teams but come in and have the
game of their life against us,” En-
gelman said. “Regardless of what’s
on the front of the jersey, we have
to do what we’re suppose to do.”
Focus and discipline will be the
key for the Jayhawks as they try to
look past the record of their oppo-
nent from the Southwestern Ath-
letic Conference.
One of the big focal points will
be for the Jayhawks to continue to
apply pressure on the defensive side
of the ball. Te Tigers are averaging
22.5 turnovers per game.
“Defensive pressure is always a
key, along with getting turnovers,”
sophomore guard Natalie Knight
said. “You have to play defense to
win.”
In the victories over Alabama
A&M and Creighton, the Jayhawks
shot 50 percent, an improvement
from the 36 percent they shot in
the frst three games of the season.
Te shooting woes didn’t have
Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson
worried because she knew they
were still getting good looks, and
eventually those looks would fall.
“We’re getting uncontested shots.
I would be more upset or angsty if
we weren’t unselfsh enough that
we couldn’t get anything uncon-
tested and everything was a tough
two,” Henrickson said. “None of
that was the case.”
One of the keys to the Jayhawks’
success has been feeding the ball
inside to senior forward Carolyn
Davis. Davis is averaging 18 points
per game in 23 minutes of action
per game.
Knight said getting Davis easy
looks will go a long way in mak-
ing sure the Jayhawks continue to
shoot at a high percentage.
Overall, Kansas is 12-1 against
SWAC opponents. However, the
Jayhawks are aware that any team
can be beaten on any night, so they
won’t overlook Grambling State.
“You prepare anyone the same,”
Knight said. “We know to beat
someone. You have to be prepared,
and we’re treating this just like any
other game.”
— Edited by Brian Sisk
ethan PadWay
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nathan Fordyce
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Peters
NEW YORK — Marvin Miller
was a labor economist who never
played a day of organized base-
ball. He preferred tennis. Yet he
transformed the national pastime
as surely as Babe Ruth, Jackie
Robinson, television and night
games.
Miller, the union boss who won
free agency for baseball players in
1975, ushering in an era of multi-
million-dollar contracts and ath-
letes who switch teams at the drop
of a batting helmet, died Tuesday
at 95. He had been diagnosed with
liver cancer in August.
“I think he’s the most important
baseball figure of the last 50 years,”
former baseball Commissioner
Fay Vincent said. “He changed
not just the sport but the busi-
ness of the sport permanently, and
he truly emancipated the baseball
player — and in the process all
professional athletes. Prior to his
time, they had few rights. At the
moment, they control the games.”
In his 16 1/2 years as execu-
tive director of the Major League
Players Association, starting in
1966, Miller fought owners on
many fronts, not only achieving
free agency but making the word
“strike” stand for something other
than a pitched ball.
Over the years, his influence was
widely acknowledged if not always
honored. Baseball fans argue over
whether he made the game fairer
or more nakedly mercenary, and
the Hall of Fame repeatedly reject-
ed him in what was attributed to
lingering resentment among team
owners.
Players attending the union’s
annual executive board meeting in
New York said their professional
lives are Miller’s legacy.
“Anyone who’s ever played mod-
ern professional sports owes a debt
of gratitude to Marvin Miller,” Los
Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chris
Capuano said. “He empowered us
as players. He gave us ownership
of the game we play. Anyone who
steps on a field in any sport, they
have a voice because of him.”
Major League Baseball’s rev-
enue has grown from $50 million
in 1967 to $7.5 billion this year. At
his last public speaking engage-
ment, a discussion at New York
University School of Law in April
marking the 40th anniversary of
the first baseball strike, Miller said
free agency and resulting fan inter-
est contributed
to the increase.
And both man-
agement and
labor benefited,
he said.
“I never
before saw such
a win-win situ-
ation in my life,
where every-
body involved in Major League
Baseball, both sides of the equa-
tion, still continue to set records in
terms of revenue and profits and
salaries and benefits,” Miller said.
He called it “an amazing story.”
Miller, who retired in 1982, led
the first walkout in the game’s
history 10 years earlier, a fight
over pension benefits. On April 5,
1972, signs posted at major league
parks simply said: “No Game
Today.” The strike, which lasted 13
days, was followed by a walkout
during spring training in 1976
and a midseason job action that
darkened the stadiums for seven
weeks in 1981.
Miller led players through three
strikes and two lockouts. Baseball
has had eight work stoppages in
all.
Slightly built and silver-haired
with a thick, dark mustache, Miller
operated with
an eloquence
and a soft-spo-
ken manner that
belied his tough-
ness. He clashed
repeatedly with
Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn.
Before Miller
took over the
union, some players actually
opposed his appointment as suc-
cessor to Milwaukee Judge Robert
Cannon, who had counseled them
on a part-time but unpaid basis.
“Some of the player representa-
tives were leery about picking a
union man,” Hall of Fame pitcher
and former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning
said in 1974. “But he was very
articulate ... not the cigar-chewing
type some of the guys expected.”
Miller recalled that owners
“passed the word that if I were
selected, goon squads would take
over the game. They suggested
racketeers and gangsters would
swallow baseball. The players
expected a ‘dese, dem and dose’
guy. The best thing I had going for
me was owner propaganda.”
He was elected by the players
by a vote of 489-136. Baseball had
entered a new era, one in which
its owners would have to bargain
with a union professional.
When he took over, the union
consisted of a $5,400 kitty and a
battered file cabinet, and base-
ball’s minimum salary was $6,000.
By 1968, Miller had negotiated
baseball’s first collective bargain-
ing agreement. By 1970, players
obtained the right to take disputes
to an arbitrator.
Nowadays, baseball’s biggest
stars make up to $32 million a
season, the average salary is more
than $3 million and the major
league minimum is $480,000.
While the NFL, NBA and NHL
have salary caps, baseball does
not.
Miller’s biggest legacy — free
agency — represented one of
the most significant off-the-field
changes in the game’s history.
contrIbUted Photo
Freshman forward Zach Peters goes in for a layup against aMW Team Frace in an
exhibition game this summer. Peters will no longer play for kansas after the end of
the semester.
assocIated Press
Michael Weiner, left, MlbPa executive director; Marvin Miller, center, former head of the association; and Donald Fehr, former
MlbPa executive director and currently the executive director of the nHl Players’ association, where Miller discussed the 40th
anniversary of the frst baseball strike. Miller, the union leader who created free agency for baseball players and revolution-
ized professional sports with multimillion dollar contracts, died Tuesday in new York. He was 95.
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“anyone who’s ever played
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Marvin Miller.”
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ollege football excitement continues
this weekend.
Although the matchup for the
BCS National Championship Game is
almost set in stone with Notre Dame play-
ing either Alabama or Georgia, there’s
still college football to be played. For fans
who hate Notre Dame and root for teams
that have already been eliminated from
BCS Championship contention, don’t fret.
There’s plenty of exciting college football for
you to watch this weekend.
Kansas is also playing West Virginia this
weekend, so there’s that to look forward to.
SEC ChampionShip GamE
No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia will
be competing in the Southeast Conference
Championship Game on Saturday in the
Georgia Dome. This year’s SEC title game
is captivating because of its role as a de
facto semifinal game to play in the BCS
Championship. The winner of this game
will obtain two remarkable distinctions:
the champion of the best conference in
the country and the second team in the
national championship game. With two
talented, top-five teams competing against
one another at a neutral site, it doesn’t get
much more exciting than this in the regular
season.

paC-12 ChampionShip GamE
This year’s Pac-12 Championship game is
exciting because two teams expected to be
in the game, Oregon and USC, are absent.
Instead, No. 8 Stanford and No. 16 UCLA
will be competing for the Pac-12 title and a
berth in the Rose Bowl. In a rare schedul-
ing quirk, these two teams will be facing
each this Friday after also playing against
each other at UCLA last Saturday. UCLA is
looking to bounce back against the Cardinal
after being defeated 35-17 in the teams’ last
meeting.

BiG TEn ChampionShip GamE
No. 12 Nebraska and unranked
Wisconsin will face off on Saturday in
the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil
Stadium in Indianapolis. Wis. The confer-
ence’s representative in the last two Rose
Bowls has had a bit of a down year going
7-5. The ineligibility of Ohio State and
Penn State also helped Wisconsin secure a
spot in the championship game. Nebraska
showed stark improvement in the team’s
second season in the conference, going
10-2 and earning an opportunity to win the
school’s first conference championship since
its Big 12 title in 1999.

TExaS aT KanSaS STaTE
In an interesting non-championship game
matchup, the Texas Longhorns will travel
to Manhattan in hopes of spoiling K-State’s
chances at its first Big 12 Championship
since 2003. The Wildcats are looking to
respond after a 52-24 loss to Baylor knocked
them out of the running to play for the
national title. Texas is looking to rebound
from a disappointing Thanksgiving week-
end loss to an undermanned TCU team.

oKlahoma aT TCU
If Texas can upset K-State, a win by
Oklahoma over TCU would enable the
Sooners to represent the Big 12 in the BCS,
most likely at the Fiesta Bowl. A K-State win
would eliminate Oklahoma’s opportunity to
earn an at-large bid in the BCS, but look for
Oklahoma to come out inspired after last
week’s emotional overtime win over rival
Oklahoma State.
— Edited by luke Ranker
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By Chris Schaeder
cschaeder@kansan.com
thE moRNING bREW
Q: What team did Georgia defeat to
claim the 1980 AP title?
A: Georgia defeated Notre Dame
in the Sugar Bowl.
— www.espn.com
tRIVIA of thE DAY
Alabama is 3-4 all-time in SEC
Championship Games.
— www.secdigitalnetwork.com
fAct of thE DAY
“For either one of these teams, it’s
not really a great scenario,” Saban
said on a conference call Sunday.
“You play your way into the cham-
pionship game, which means you’re
the best team in your division. They’re
the best team in their division. They
played their way into the game by a
total body of work for the whole sea-
son. It doesn’t seem quite right, but it
is what it is.”
— nick Saban, on each team’s BCS
fate if they lose this game
QUotE of thE DAY
Championship games keep football excitement alive for fans
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FOOTBALL
Conference realignment may produce Big 12 championship game
ASSocIAtED PRESS
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas
State coach Bill Snyder still believes
the Big 12 should ultimately expand
to at least 12 teams, creating two
divisions and a conference cham-
pionship game.
Snyder said Tuesday that “there
are a number of programs in our
conference who have and would
profit from that type of system,”
pointing out that teams with mul-
tiple losses would generate more
interest late in the season by still
having a chance to play for a cham-
pionship.
“You walk out here and you walk
through the lobby and you see a
trophy case here, and if we didn’t
have divisions that would probably
be a single trophy case,” Snyder
said. “We had a chance to play for
division championships, and then
conference championships, and
that was positive.”
The 73-year-old Snyder has seen
the Big 12 go through a dramatic
series of changes since he took over
the once-downtrodden Kansas
State program in the late 1980s.
When the old Southwest
Conference disintegrated, the Big
Eight expanded by four teams to
become the Big 12, and played a
conference title game every year
from 1996-2010.
The game has cut both ways for
the Wildcats: They were in posi-
tion to play for a national cham-
pionship in 1998 before losing to
Texas A&M in double-overtime,
but managed to win the Big 12
title and earn a Fiesta Bowl berth
in 2003 by upsetting then-No. 1
Oklahoma.
The league has undergone even
more change the past couple of
years, with longtime member
Colorado leaving for the Pac-12
and Nebraska heading to the Big
Ten, and with Missouri and Texas
A&M joining the Southeastern
Conference beginning this season.
The league picked up West
Virginia and TCU to remain at 10
teams, and locked up broadcast
rights to stabilize a league not long
ago on the brink of extinction.
The conference realignment
merry-go-round has been spinning
again in recent weeks.
Maryland is leaving the ACC and
Rutgers the Big East to establish
a 14-team Big Ten, while Tulane
announced Tuesday it would join
the Big East, with East Carolina
joining as a football-only member.
That’s left the Big 12 in a pre-
carious position: Stand pat with
10 teams or expand to 12 or more,
thereby re-establishing its lucrative
conference championship game.
“You look at the North Division,”
Snyder said, referring to the old
six-team division of the Big 12. “I
would suggest there are probably
four schools that profited by that
system. It gave teams opportuni-
ties. When I first came back, we
were 6-6, not a very good team, but
the last game of the season we were
playing for a division champion-
ship. That has some meaning.”
It provides some drama, too.
Rather than playing a single
winner-take-all game on Saturday,
two games will be played with title
implications: TCU plays No. 12
Oklahoma early in the day before
the Wildcats finish up the regu-
lar season against No. 23 Texas at
night.
TCU can essentially make Kansas
State’s game irrelevant by beating
the Sooners, because the Wildcats
would be assured of at least a share
of the title and, through tiebreak-
ers, the league’s automatic BCS
bowl berth.
And if the Sooners and Wildcats
both win, they’ll share the trophy.
“I don’t know that K-State’s game
is irrelevant. That’s a bit strong,”
Kansas State athletic director John
Currie told The Associated Press.
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In 2010, then-freshman libero
Brianne Riley asked coach Ray
Bechard the Kansas career record
for digs. When Bechard told her
1,457 digs, Riley’s response back
was simple.
“She said, ‘I got that,’” Bechard
said. “That’s before she even knew
she was going to be the libero
here, so I guess she’s got some self-
confidence, too.”
Riley did get it, and
it only took her three
seasons. Now, she and
her Jayhawk teammates
have the chance to get
something else — a deep
NCAA Tournament
run.
The Jayhawks cer-
tainly have the firepow-
er for their first tour-
nament appearance since 2005.
On Monday, Riley learned she
and junior setter Erin McNorton
received All-Big 12 honorable
mentions. Also, sophomore out-
side hitter Sara McClinton and
junior middle blocker Caroline
Jarmoc earned All–Big 12 First
Team accolades. It’s the first time
since 2005 a Jayhawk has earned
first-team honors.
“I think the coaches definitely
had this as a goal for me because
I remember speaking to them this
summer and they said, ‘All–Big 12
First Team this season Jarmoc?’
and I was like ‘I’ll do my best,’”
Jarmoc said. “Individual awards
are great, but where we are as a
team is even better.”
The awards didn’t stop there.
Outside hitter Tiana Dockery was
named to the All-Big 12 Freshman
Team, and Bechard earned the Big
12 Coach of the Year award. On
the academic side, senior middle
blocker Tayler Tolefree received
the Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the
Year award.
Bechard said his award reflects
the team’s success, which came
because both the players and the
athletic department bought into
his message.
“We haven’t stopped and patted
anybody on their back, so I don’t
expect anybody to do that to me,”
Bechard
s a i d .
“Because
if this
g r o u p
and this
s t a f f
and this
at hl et i c
de pa r t -
m e n t
wouldn’t have bought into what
we’re doing, then things like this
wouldn’t happen.”
The numerous awards are also
a testament to the Jayhawks’ quick
turnaround. After a 15-14 record
last season, including a disappoint-
ing 3-13 conference mark, Kansas’
experience helped it win close
matches it couldn’t win last year.
Kansas remained mentally
tougher this season during those
close matches because nine soph-
omores became upperclassmen,
including Riley, the team’s defen-
sive leader.
“There’s a kid that she’d be the
first to admit is not the greatest
athlete in the world,” Bechard said.
“But she is the greatest competitor
that we’ve had in that position. We
had other good defensive special-
ists in the program at the time,
but it was pretty clear to us that
she was a cut above everybody else
when it came to the whole package
of what that position requires from
pass to serve to dig to communica-
tion to mental toughness, all those
things.”
For Riley, perhaps the best part
of becoming the Jayhawks’ career
digs leader is the previous record
holder, Melissa Manda, is one of
Riley’s biggest supporters. The two
keep in touch, and Manda even
got her family to become some of
Riley’s most vocal fans.
“Actually Melissa Manda’s
grandpa, he texts me after every
game,” Riley said. “So that’s possi-
bly the coolest thing, honestly ever,
that her grandpa is so supportive
of me.”
Although Bechard kept Riley
updated throughout the season
about how close she was to break-
ing both the single-season and
career record, Riley didn’t chase
the records only for herself.
After being on two Kansas teams
whose bubble burst on Selection
Sunday, Riley wanted to get to the
tournament this season for seniors
Tayler Tolefree and Morgan Boub.
Those two set an example for Riley
early in her career by striving to
reach the postseason for the seniors
at the time. Now that Tolefree and
Boub are seniors, Riley is glad she
could help those two reach the
postseason for the first time.
“Tayler Tolefree said it when she
was younger. She said, ‘I want to go
to the tournament for my seniors,’”
Riley said. “Now I can say that
when I was out there, I was work-
ing for her.”
— Edited by Christy Khamphilay
S
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
sports
A winning set
W
hile you were home for
Thanksgiving, eating
those home cooked
meals, drinking your “bever-
ages” and watching football, your
old friend decided to stop by
Lawrence. You may have missed
him, but he left a note. He even
dropped off some of his belong-
ings.
This is your old friend that used
to get in trouble at home and used
to come stay at your place for a
couple of days. Then, he grew
older and it became a nuisance;
he made you uncomfortable, and
sometimes you worry about your
safety. Well, he’s back, but with a
new plan for the future. One that
he hopes you will join.
This old pal is conference
realignment, and the Big Ten (or
12 — oh, wait, 14) got him drink-
ing the good stuff again. The Big
Ten added Maryland, Rutgers and
a whole bunch of TV sets to its
already powerful repertoire.
The SEC may be the young,
flashy pitcher that rightfully wins
the Cy Young Award, but the Big
Ten is your reliable 20-game win-
ner that carries you through the
playoffs.
The Big Ten added a new pitch
to its arsenal with Rutgers and
Maryland, but it needs something
new to complete it. Internet chat-
ter broke out that it may want its
final pitch to be Kansas and North
Carolina.
You see, a conference is not
complete with 14. That’s not how
this whole shindig is going to
shake out. Now the Big Ten wants
two more, and if it calls Kansas,
Kansas should listen.
Here’s the thing: the Big 12 (10)
appears to be stable right now. It
got a respected new commissioner
and poached two solid new teams.
The fact of the matter is that
Texas still owns this conference
and walks it around on a leash.
Texas has its Longhorn Network
and likes the Big 12 (10) revenue
pie to be split between 10 teams.
Not 12. Not 14. Not 16. 10.
When our old pal realign-
ment last came a-knockin’ he
had another offer. He wanted to
bring two new pals from the East
Coast to join the Big 12 party. But,
Texas...er... The Big 12 wanted to
keep the pie cut at 10 slices. And
the conference used the excuse of
having a round-robin schedule to
cover it.
But most Kansas fans don’t
realize how close the school was
to being screwed when the Big 12
was being read its last words.
With the conference staying at
10, it missed a vital opportunity to
get up and play with the big dogs.
It may very well one day do that,
but for now, it’s not.
This is why Kansas should
leave its Big 12 roots to go to the
Big Ten. To get away from Texas.
To move toward stability. And to
join a more prestigious academic
league. Not to mention the lucra-
tive Big Ten Network that will help
increase Kansas’ national visibility.
For now, it appears our old
friend realignment has cleaned up
his act and is now here to pay us
back for the nonsense he used to
put us through.
— Edited by Brian Sisk
COMMENTARY
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mvernon@kansan.com
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consider Big 10
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Senior wide receiver Kale Pick catches a pass from freshman quarterback
Michael Cummings during the Oct. 27 100th anniversary homecoming game
against Texas in Memorial Stadium.

“Tayler Tolefree said it when
she was younger. She said, ‘I
want to go to the tournament
for my seniors.’”
BrIanne rILey
junior libero
Six Jayhawks receive honors as the team prepares for its first tournament appearance since 2005
SKILLS ThaT KILL
fOOTBaLL
Two hundred and ninety-seven
passes have been attempted by
the Jayhawks since the start of the
2012 season. Kansas receivers have
caught 81 of those, good for 978
yards.
Yet none of those catches have
come within the ten yards that
make up each end zone. In fact,
Oct. 22, 2011, was the last time a
Kansas wide receiver took a pass to
the house.
That day it was D.J. Beshears
who caught a 13-yard pass right
before halftime against Kansas
State to bring the Jayhawks within
14 points of the Wildcats.
When quarterback Dayne Crist
was brought in, the idea was that he
would keep the ball flying toward
the end zone, but that plan was
nixed after a series of miscues in
the passing game and the emer-
gence of the Kansas backfield.
The receiving corps has seen
a significant shift because of it.
Instead of focusing on routes, the
wide receivers have been work-
ing on their blocking. For senior
Daymond Patterson, it isn’t some-
thing he hasn’t done before.
“My first year in high school we
blocked a lot,” Patterson said. “We
ran a spread offense, but we started
running so much that we went
back to a power offense. I’ve been
a receiver who blocks. It doesn’t
bother me.”
The blocking has allowed run-
ning back James Sims to close in
on 1,000 yards rushing for the first
time in his collegiate career. It will
be present on Saturday as Sims
tries to exceed that mark. West
Virginia knows what is coming.
But that could actually help
Kansas.
“Everybody knows we like to
run the ball,” Patterson said. “We
can get them playing a little closer
to the line and try to take advan-
tage of them from there.”
Against a West Virginia offense
that averages 40 points per game,
the Jayhawks will need every advan-
tage they can get. Like Baylor, the
Mountaineers can put up a heap of
points in a hurry.
Yet Kansas coach Charlie Weis
won’t change his offense to score
the Jayhawks points.
“I am not going to all of a sud-
den come out and begin no-huddle
and try to throw it on every down,”
Weis said. “I think that you have to
do what you do, and hopefully you
do it a lot better, and that would
give you the best chance.”
It’s not that scoring a touchdown
is weighing down Kansas’ wide
receivers. But none of them are
strangers to their statistics.
“It would give them confidence,”
senior receiver Kale Pick said of the
wideouts’ scoring. “We’ve had a few
called back this year. I know I’m
definitely thinking about it.”
Don’t be mistaken; Kansas has
scored through the air. Running
back Tony Pierson has two receiv-
ing touchdowns, as does tight end
Jimmay Mundine. Only the wide-
outs have come up empty in the
end zone.
Quarterback Michael Cummings
is working on fixing that.
“I would like to get all the receiv-
ers a touchdown in the red zone,”
Cummings said. “I just try to look
for who’s open and stay within the
offense.”
Cummings isn’t the only one.
Two weeks ago the Jayhawks
brought back Dayne Crist to open
up the passing game. Crist con-
nected for 156 yards on nine com-
pletions. Weis says he’ll be used
again at West Virginia.
Whether Crist or Cummings
finds an open receiver in the end
zone, however, won’t affect how
Patterson looks at his senior year.
He’s working on getting some-
thing just as elusive, but way more
important.
“One touchdown, two touch-
downs, it’s not going to change
what’s happened in the past,”
Patterson said. “If we don’t score a
touchdown this year, or if we score
five this next game, we just need to
do what we can to help this team
win.”
— Edited by Lauren Shelly
2012
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After weeks of polling students to fnd
the best Lawrence has to ofer, the
University Daily Kansan presents this
year’s winners for Top of the Hill.
Students voted in more than 30
categories to name the best
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op of the Hill is my favorite section. When
I first moved to Lawrence two years ago,
I had no idea what it had to offer. I stuck
to the restaurants and stores I was familiar with.
Then I was assigned to write a story about The
Burger Stand because it had won first place for
best burger (which it has won again this year).
That was the first time I tried one of their burgers,
and, boy, was I missing out. It really was the best
burger I had eaten in my life. But Top of the Hill is
more than just an online poll to find the very best
of Lawrence; it is a way to showcase the very best.
Maybe you are in my shoes this year, and you are
new to Lawrence or the University. If you haven’t
had a chance to explore the culture and good food
that Lawrence offers, take this section and start
trying something new. Maybe it’s bowl of lo mein
from Encore Cafe or a record from Love Garden
Sounds. Whatever it is, make sure you’re not miss-
ing out on the magic of Lawrence.
By Victoria Pitcher
vpitcher@kansan.com
EdITOr’s nOTE
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BEsT sAndWICH
BEsT PIZZA
BEsT ICE CrEAM
BEsT BBQ
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Faithful patrons of Milton’s Café held white
coffee mugs waiting for a table to empty at the
small breakfast shop for the last time. After 15
years of serving espresso, omelettes and cookies
in downtown Lawrence, the breakfast and lunch
favorite has closed its doors. The restaurant’s
final day was Nov. 18.
The owner, staff and baker will be launching
a new establishment, Loopy’s, which will offer
breakfast, lunch, dinner and wine, at 901 New
Hampshire. The Milton’s Coffee Shop on the
first level of the Kansas Union will remain open.
Milton’s recently won first place for best break-
fast in Top of the Hill.
“[The downtown location is] closing, yes,
but I really look at it as more of a moving and
rebranding rather than a closing per se,” said
Alex Beecher, the manager at the Kansas Union
location and recent University graduate.
While he expects the longer hours at Loopy’s
to change downtown’s business model, he assures
coffee customers that Milton’s Coffee Shop will
continue to offer the same David’s Blend coffee
and perhaps an even greater variety of baked
goods.
“The only thing that changes for us is where
I drive to pick up supplies in the morning,”
Beecher said.
Loopy’s, which opened Nov. 26, serves artisan
soups, sandwiches, Neapolitan-style pizzas, craft
beers and wines.
Pizza Shuttle won first place in the best pizza
category. Located at 1601 W. 23rd Street, the
business has been open since 1984. Pizza Shuttle
has had a long relationship with KU students.
Owner Bill Longmire said he is thrilled Pizza
Shuttle won a Top of the Hill award. He said
Pizza Shuttle remains such a big hit with KU
students because of the value of the pizza.
“It is good pizza at a very good price,” he said.
“It is simple to do business with us. You can
either get pizza or a soft drink.”
Because the store does not have a computer
to track the popularity of items, Longmire said
he could only guess that pepperoni is one of the
most popular items. However, he said the store
does sell a large amount of cream cheese pizzas.
“In our case, the cream cheese is a huge, huge
winner,” he said.
Pizza Shuttle delivers late into the night and
on the weekends, and it’s open until 3 a.m.
Longmire said one of the goals of Pizza Shuttle
is to deliver as quickly as possible.

Stop by Sylas and Maddy’s for a scoop of first-
place winning ice cream. With flavors ranging
from “Kansas twister” to “cake batter,” Sylas and
Maddy’s on 1014 Massachusetts St. always has
something new for those ice cream lovers to try.
Dan Luckey from Lawrence has been working in
the ice cream shop for about a year.
“Sylas and Maddy’s has always been a down-
town tradition,” Luckey said.
His favorite flavor at the moment is pumpkin
cheesecake, made with real pieces of cheesecake
from The Cheesecake Factory. One of the weird-
est creations he has made is a half-chocolate,
half-margarita malt.
Luckey and his co-worker Jacque Richardson,
a fifth-year senior from Winfield, agree that
the best parts of working for Sylas and Maddy’s
are the people they work with and scooping ice
cream for customers.
“People get really excited most of the time,”
Richardson said. “I like that, when other people
are equally excited about ice cream.”
So if you’re looking for the perfect date spot
or just craving the best ice cream in Lawrence,
be sure to stop in Sylas and Maddy’s. Go ahead,
make some crazy ice cream request. The employ-
ees will love it.
Jimmy John’s is the winner of this year’s Top of
the Hill best sandwich, and with three Lawrence
locations, you’re bound to have one near you.
Jimmy John’s was founded in 1983 by —
no surprise here — a guy named Jimmy John
Litautaud. The shop has since grown into a
1,200-restaurant franchise in 40 states.
Jimmy John’s advertises “freaky fast” delivery
and seems to live up to that promise.
Along with delivering fast, the company calls
its food gourmet. Jimmy John’s also has different
options for vegetables to put on your sandwich,
like alfalfa sprouts.
Aaron Cunningham, a junior from St. Louis,
said he thinks the difference between Jimmy
John’s and Subway is customer service.
“Every time I go in there, I’m always greeted
with a smile and a friendly voice,” he said.
If you want food, and you want it fast, Jimmy
John’s is a safe bet.
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Encore, located at 1007 Massachusetts St.,
serves a variety of Asian food including teas,
smoothies, soups, noodles, fried rice, desserts
and traditional Asian entrees. According to
owner Wanna Zhao, Encore fits a student’s
budget while maintaining high-quality food
and a sit-down atmosphere.
“Lots of customers come back and tell us
that our food quality is really good,” Zhao said.
“I think that’s what makes customers come
back to visit a lot.”
Zhao said that unlike many Chinese res-
taurants, Encore Cafe tries to avoid being the
typical American-Chinese eatery.
“I try to bring out more pan-Asian dishes,”
Zhao said. “It’s more down-to-earth Asian
dishes instead of typical American-Chinese,”
The pad thai noodles and mongolian beef
are two popular dishes at Encore. If students
are looking for an affordable but top-notch
Asian restaurant, Encore Cafe tops the list.
If it’s getting late and studying for that exam
has your stomach feeling a little empty, have no
fear — Jimmy John’s is there to save the day.
The award for best delivery belongs to a
sandwich shop that you may have heard of once
or twice. With three Lawrence locations and the
promise of a “freaky fast” delivery, Jimmy John’s
is a clear favorite among impatient college stu-
dents and their not-so-deep wallets.
“It’s fast delivery, and it’s good,” said Francie
Trimble, a freshman from Oklahoma City.
“And they don’t charge you for delivery, which
is nice.”
Dan Whitmore, the general manager of the
Jimmy John’s at 922 Massachusetts St., believes
what sets Jimmy John’s apart from the rest is
the “dynamite sandwich” that is “consistent and
delicious.”
The faster you get that delicious sandwich,
the faster you can eat it. Whitmore said the
fastest delivery time at his location was around
five minutes. Trimble remembers her sandwich
being delivered in six minutes, the fastest deliv-
ery time she’s experienced.
Although the restaurants offer a wide variety
of options, popular sandwiches at Jimmy John’s
include the “Beach Club” and the “Italian Night
Club,” as well as the “Turkey Tom.”
The three Lawrence Jimmy John’s are located
at 922 Massachusetts St., 1200 Oread Ave. and
601 Kasold Drive.
At 941 Massachusetts Street sits Genovese,
a restaurant that serves quality Italian fair and
doesn’t shirk on its food.
The restaurant, owned and operated by
Subarna Bhattachan and Alejandro Lule, has
been a Lawrence staple for about five years.
“We work hard to make people happy
with our food,” said general manager Alex
Dominguez. “We put a lot of effort into making
sure that our food is the best it can be.”
The menu is primarily northern Italian
inspired food, including several types of pasta
such as fettuccini and gnocchki. Dominguez
said are all homemade. Other menu items
include soups, salads, crisp thin pizzas and
homemade fresh rotisserie meats.
“We’re not your typical American-Italian
food,” said Dominguez. “Once you try us you’ll
know what we’re trying to sell.
Bigg’s BBQ, located at 2429 Iowa St.,
has been serving Kansas City–style BBQ in
Lawrence since August 2004. Bigg’s has more
than 20 barbecue dishes to choose from, the
most popular being its burnt ends, available for
$8.99. Following the burnt ends in popularity is
the pulled pork for $8.99 and brisket for $9.99.
Megan Butts, a junior from Overland Park,
said Bigg’s has great barbecue with fast service.
“The prices are reasonable, which makes it a
great place for dinner,” she said.
The average prices on the menu are about
$8. But it isn’t just the barbeque that makes
Bigg’s one of a kind. Its homemade root beer
and chocolate covered bacon are sure to raise
curiosity.
If you’re not a barbecue fan, no worries.
Bigg’s offers other entrees such as the veggie
burger for $7.69, smoked boneless pork chop
for $6.99, meatloaf for $6.99, chicken tenders
for $7.49 and grilled salmon for $13.99. Bigg’s
also offers a gluten-free menu.
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include 99-cent margaritas every game day.
Tapas, located at 724 Massachusetts St., is a
newer restaurant in Lawrence that opened in
January. Customers quickly flocked to it, in part
because of the specials offered.
“Our drink specials are 99 cent margaritas
on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” Tapas owner Gus
Juarez said. “What’s really special, though, is that
we also have these every Jayhawk game day. That
really brings people in.”
Customers agree that these specials are second
to none.
“I go to Tapas because I really like the atmo-
sphere and the specials,” said Sarah Stephens, a
senior from Osage City. “I always get the marga-
ritas when I go. I’ve looked all around town, and
Tapas has the best and cheapest around.”
Support like this is what won Tapas the Top of
the Hill honor, and the restaurant and its employ-
ees couldn’t be happier.
“It’s a very special day to learn that we won,”
Juarez said. “Top of the Hill is one the best com-
pliments to have in Lawrence.”
Tapas looks to continue its success by continu-
ing these specials.
Lawrencians can put their taste buds to the
test with Buffalo Wild Wings’ wide selection of
sweet, zesty and blazin’ seasoned wings and then
wash it down one of the dozens of domestic and
imported beers.
Buffalo Wild Wings, at 1012 Massachusetts
St., is a family-friendly bar and grill that offers
daily wing and drink specials. Other specials
include 45-cent traditional wings on Tuesdays,
$2 Miller Lite drafts Wednesdays, and 60-cent
boneless wings on Thursdays.
Students like Tori Barnes, a senior from
Overland Park, frequent Buffalo Wild Wings to
meet with friends and watch Jayhawk football
and basketball games. “Whenever I can’t make
a KU game or it’s out of town, I like to eat there
because they have so many TVs to watch it on,”
Barnes said. “It’s a great sports bar environ-
ment.”
If the regular wing selections just aren’t hot
enough, Buffalo Wild Wings offers the “Blazin’
Wing Challenge.” For $12, visitors get a dozen
chicken wings slathered in the signature “Blazin’”
sauce, which is about 60 times hotter than a jala-
peno pepper. The challenge is to eat them all in
six minutes. Winners receive a free t-shirt and
a complimentary meal for their next visit, and
their photo put up on the Blazin’ Challenge wall
of fame.
If the cold Kansas weather has you dream-
ing of a tropical getaway, Sandbar at 8th and
Massachusetts streets offers an escape of sandy,
Carribean-themed drinking.
Established in 1989, The Sandbar was inspired
by the laid-back lifestyle of Key West, Fla., and
the music of Jimmy Buffet. Playing a nostalgic
mix of surf and party music dating back to the
‘50s, this unique bar proudly holds the standard
for best tropical drink choices in Lawrence. The
most popular concoction is the “Shark Attack,”
a sea-blue cherry limeade adorned with a toy
shark.
The Sandbar remains the most popular bar for
returning alumni, and students enjoy the atmo-
sphere for light-hearted nights with friends.
“It is a really unique place to go when I’m
downtown,” said Taylor Umbrell, a junior from
Olathe. “I like that there is more to do than just
sitting down to drink.”
An impressive display of wind, rain and light-
ning simulating a hurricane electrifies the bar
every night at 10 p.m. A patron is chosen to
dress in a sparkling green outfit and act as a
mermaid. The mermaid reads a poem, a fake
weather newscast echoes through the speakers
and the hurricane blows in.
In 1989, Free State Brewery became the
first legal brewery in Kansas in over a hundred
years.
This year Free State Brewery, located at 636
Massachusetts St., won Top of the Hill’s first
place for the best beer selection.
Tradition, customer requests and sales all
play a part in the beer Free State decides to
brew. Geoff Deman, Free State’s head brewer,
said that along with seasonal beers that come
out every year at the same time, the brewery
have a few that are more popular.
“Copperhead is our number one selling
flagship, but IPAs such as Winterfest tend to
sell even quicker,” he said.
Along with the beer, Free State is also known
for its black bean quesadillas and fish and chips.
People can even text in their names for the wait
list if they want to get ahead of the line.
All in all, Free State is a great place to eat,
have a drink and hang with good company.
“I like to think that we have the best,” Deman
said. “I’m glad to know that KU students feel
the same way.”
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Cork & Barrel won Top of the Hill honors for best liquor
store thanks to locations, drink specials and overall friend-
liness.
“Cork & Barrel has to be one of my favorite liquor stores
in Lawrence,” Reynold Six, a senior from Nashua, N.H.,
said. “It’s always one of my first choices when I go to buy
some drinks.”
The store, which has two locations in Lawrence, has
been a favorite for University students for years. This has
helped Cork & Barrel win this honor for the first time,
which can be attributed to many reasons.
“One reason I choose Cork & Barrel is because the
employees there really got to know me,” Six said. “There
were also multiple locations. So, if I needed to go buy
drinks, I knew that I would be probably be close to a Cork
& Barrel somewhere.”
Cork & Barrel also has unique specials and a wide vari-
ety of drinks that draw customers in.
“I think specials really help bring people in,” Six said.
“They’re advertised really well and those ads got me to try
something new, too. The variety there gets me interested in
trying new drinks nearly every time I go in.”
If the specials, variety and many more features that the
store brings to the Lawrence community continue, Cork &
Barrel may win Top of the Hill honors again in the future.
Described as “luxurious resort style living” by its website, The
Connection, located at 3100 Ousdahl Road, is this year’s Top of the
Hill winner for best apartments.
These apartments are specifically tailored to students, providing
a fun social atmosphere for its residents.
Units available are one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom
or four-bedroom. Each bedroom also has its own private bath. All
units come fully furnished including bed and living room furni-
ture. Along with furniture, a full-sized washer and dryer comes
with each unit.
“Pricing on units change frequently,” general manager Kendahl
Jones said.
Each resident is charged individually and is not responsible for
any of their roommates’ share of the rent if they were to move out
unexpectedly.
“The number one thing that sets The Connection apart from
other apartments in Lawrence has got to be our staff and customer
service,” Jones said. “The second-most popular thing would defi-
nitely be the balconies.”
Along with spacious and contemporary apartments, residents
enjoy the many amenity options The Connection offers, including
two pools, a hot tub and game rooms.
The Connection also has a 24-hour fitness room and study
rooms available to the residents.
“I think The Connection is a great place for students to live
because our goal is to provide high-end, quality student living,”
Jones said. “I live here and I work here, and I think it is a great
place.”
Since 1960, Dillons has been providing Lawrence residents
and University students with quality products and groceries.
This year Dillons won first place in Top of the Hill’s best gro-
cery store award. Since the opening of Lawrence’s first Dillons,
three other locations have opened in town. The newest location,
on 1740 Massachusetts St., had its grand opening in August.
The original Dillons had once been destroyed in a fire in 1974,
and then rebuilt.
“When it comes to our customers’ shopping, we aim to pro-
vide the freshest products, the best customer service and the
best options available,” said Sheila Lowrie, Dillons’ communi-
cation manager. “Our attention to customer service is all about
our people and their dedication to shoppers.”
Lowrie also said the grocery store is looking to expand
departments — especially its organic food section to accomo-
date the growing number of people concerned with how their
food is prepared.
Lowrie talked about the personnel’s reaction to receiving
the award.
“We are very excited and humbled to take this award home,”
Lowrie said. “It’s very encouraging to hear back from our cus-
tomers, and that feedback is very important to us.”
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The salon is located inside the Oread hotel,
1200 Oread Ave., and is open Monday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lemon Bliss Spa
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Tanning beds range from three different
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“It’s right on campus; everyone knows where
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For many students, the best place to exer-
cise is right on campus. The Ambler Student
Recreation Fitness Center, 1740 Watkins Center
Drive, has won best workout facility in the 2012
Top of the Hill awards.
The Ambler recreation center offers
approximately 40 fitness classes such as yoga,
Pilates, body pump, triple kick, power step and
Zumba.
A one-class pass costs $3. A pass to partici-
pate in the second half of a semester classes costs
$25, and the full-class pass costs $50. Students
can purchase passes through the Enroll and Pay
tab in the Kyou portal. The cost of the pass will
be added to the total bill. Students can pick up
their passes in Room 103 of the Ambler recre-
ation center on the first day of classes.
“We are honored that the students enjoy
and utilize the rec center,” said Mary Chappell,
director of recreation services.
Fortuity, perhaps in a nod to its name, is the
winner of Top of the Hill’s best women’s cloth-
ing award. Massachusetts Street’s small, feminine
boutique has the trends, the prices and now the
votes to officially make it the top women’s apparel
store in Lawrence.
Fortuity features an array of styles in clothing
and accessories, from dresses to jeans, and scarves
to jewelry.
“We try to keep on top of the trends, and our
prices are amazing,” said Kelsey Clifton, Fortuity’s
Lawrence branch store manager.
The clothing manages to keep up with mod-
ern fashion and still remain affordable. Fortuity’s
trendy dresses are typically around $50 or under,
proving that shoppers don’t have to spend their
savings to stay on top of the trends.
Clifton also said her store caters to a variety of
women from college students to beyond.
“Customer experience is really important,” she
said. “We have stuff in here for all ages.”
Clifton said she is very proud and excited to
have Fortuity named No. 1 in women’s clothing
in Lawrence.
“We want to take pride in our store. We want
to have a broader base,” Clifton said. “But to be a
smaller store and win is a huge accomplishment.”
Urban Outfitters is the complete “hipster para-
dise.” According to Tiffanie Reed, general man-
ager of the clothing and knickknack store known
as Urban, the true target clientele is pretty much
anyone and everyone.
“The store caters to tweens and teens mostly,
but there are products for older clientele as well,”
Reed said, “We aren’t age-specific at Urban.”
Not only can you find wardrobe essentials like
the perfect winter flannel or an oversized Led
Zeppelin tee, you can also pick up a set of cleverly
labeled shot glasses.
“What sets Urban apart from other stores on
Mass Street is that we speak to a younger style,”
Reed said. “We are one of the few stores down
here to offer national brands.”
Located on 1013 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence,
it is no wonder that Urban Outfitters was a Top of
the Hill winner. Urban has the variety and origi-
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With two locations, 911 Massachusetts St.
and 4000 W. Sixth Ave., Chipotle has warmed
the tortillas and hearts of many. Its menu is
small, but its options are infnite.
Each item on the menu allows for customi-
zation, from tortilla to rice to beans. Even with
all of the choices, though, many students have
their favorite go-to order.
“Chipotle is great. Te chicken burrito is
always the way to go,” said Ian Sheppard, a
sophomore from Great Bend.
Taco Bell may serve half its menu for a few
bucks, but Chipotle hands out the best ingre-
dients for the same low prices. According to
the company’s website, Chipotle gets its ingre-
dients from respectable family farms and uses
meat and dairy products from animals that
haven’t been raised with antibiotics or added
hormones. With a warm four tortilla, healthy
meat, fresh cheese and veggies for a low price,
what isn’t there to love about Chipotle?
Te Burger Stand is a local favorite. Located at
803 Massachusetts St., its menu consists of several
unique burgers and extends to include hotdogs and
even vegetarian options. Despite all the yummy
choices available, the burger still holds the fame for
this appropriately named restaurant. Manager Chris
Hofman said the restaurant sells about 200 to 400
burgers a day. Hofman recommends checking the
Specials board.
“Nearly all of my favorites have come from these
daily specials rather than the everyday menu,” he
said. “Our kitchen manager Sarah Hess does a won-
derful job coming up with these amazing creations.”
He said his favorite was the “Black & Blue” burger.
Te Burger Stand also has a new weekly event:
Video Gamer Night. Tuesdays at 8 p.m., it opens
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Conveniently located on 10th and
Massachusetts Street, Te Granada has earned
the title of the favorite Lawrence music venue.
Te Granada wasn’t always intended for music,
though. Te venue was originally built in the
1930s as a silent flms theater. About 20 years
ago, that fnally changed. Since then the Granada
has hosted an array of headliners ranging from
Te Flaming Lips to M83 and many more.
Te vibe at the Granada is typically high
energy and high performance. In the middle of
her performance, Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells
expressed that she didn’t expect the crowd to be
so rowdy and create such a lively environment.
Pat McQuillan, a freshman from Saint Paul,
Minn., said that he loves seeing shows at the
Granada.
“No matter where you are standing, you feel
extremely close to the stage,” he said. “Teir
shows are always a ton of fun.”
Pat said out of all the shows he has seen at
Te Granada, Odd Future was the best.
“I’ve seen them before a couple times, but
never with a strictly college-aged audience,” he
said. “It was insane. Plus, crowd surfng was
pretty fun, too.”
Since 1990, Love Garden Sounds made a
name for itself as one of the best music stores in
the Midwest. Te store ofers everything from
vinyl records to CDs, providing customers
with wide variety of options to choose from. Its
aisles are flled with a multitude of genres—you
can pick up an old school rap album and a Phil
Collins record at the same time. Love Garden
Sounds has both used and new items; they also
allow customers to buy, sell, and trade.
Not only is Love Garden Sounds a music
store, but it also became a record label in 2008.
Tey’ve released two singles from local indie
punk band Ad Astra per Aspera. Love Garden
Sounds also features two store cats; the friendly
cats have become a staple for the store and cre-
ate a welcoming environment for customers.
Love Garden Sounds maintains both
Facebook and Twitter accounts, where it posts
what it’s listening to as well as information
regarding the store. Upon being voted best
music store, owner Kelly Corcoran said, “It’s
great to be recognized for all the hard work
that we do to keep the store on the up-and-
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