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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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men’s basketball rewind
contributed photos 1. sloane Lewis, a junior from Norwich,
competes at the miss america pageant in Las Vegas earlier this month. 2. Lewis performs her talent by playing the piano at the miss america. 3. Lewis’ platform is based off empowering at-risk youth and is involved in casa, Youthville and the urban League of kansas.
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firstname.lastname@example.org Although there won’t be any major renovations or construction crews occupying Watkins Memorial Health Center in the near future, the building could undergo some changes and some shifting of services. Diana Malott, associate director of Student Health Services, said the physical therapy department had recently been downsized, and further consolidation of clinical services on the first floor is another possibility. This combination would allow for extra space on the second floor that other groups could potentially use. “We’re still investigating and exploring options on other departments within the University that might need some space, either temporarily or permanently, that might fit within both the mission of the building and the space that we may have available,” she said. In order to explore that possibility, Student Health Services has had to examine the will of Elizabeth Watkins, who funded construction of the building through her trust. “Her will specifies what can and can not occupy this building,” Malott said. “It made us realize that going to outside groups or someone outside the University or even a part of the University that’s not tied to wellness of some kind or student benefit might be difficult because it would not really meet the terms of her will.” Groups wanting to occupy the building must be health-related and beneficial for students and can’t disturb or detract from the services already being provided by the center. “Space is at a premium here
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"What’s driving this is our desire to give students the best we can from that space.”
on the campus,” Malott said. “We just want to make sure that they’re aware of ours, and we’ve tried to do that so that they know that we would be happy to host other departments if it works out for them and they fit well within our mission as well.” Frank DeSalvo, associate vice provost for Student Success, said there are some “obvious connections” between the health center and other departments and that renting the space could benefit students either directly or indirectly. “What’s driving this is our desire to give the students the best we can from that space,” he said. “If it’s not going to be used for health care, then let’s possibly look at generating some money that we can then direct toward the health care.” The Student Health Advisory Board is one of Student Health Services’ outlets to get feedback and suggestions and to implement them. Natasha Kothari, a senior from Overland Park and board chair, said the occupation of the second floor had not yet been discussed because the board is cur-
Small-town girl stars in big-time competition
email@example.com For hundreds of young girls around the country, competing in the Miss America pageant in front of an audience of millions is a dream for the future. For Sloane Lewis, it became a reality. Lewis, a junior from Norwich, began her pageant career in high school. As one of five girls in her graduating class in a town of 491, she saw pageants as an opportunity to make friends. Being from a small town, Lewis chose to come to the University to explore new opportunities. She became involved in Alpha Chi Omega sorority, holding the dual position of Vice President and Recruitment Chair, and was also a Greek Ambassador. “A lot of my fun times have come from being a member there,” Lewis said. Lewis’ journey to the 2012 Miss America pageant started with competing for a local title in Leavenworth County. After winning and being crowned Miss Wooded Hills in October 2011, she was eligible to compete in the Miss Kansas pageant the following June. She said the Miss Kansas win was completely unexpected. “I kind of thought I had the image of what Miss Kansas was supposed to be, and I didn’t think I was that at all,” Lewis said. “But I was one hundred percent Sloane and they still picked me.” As Miss Kansas, Lewis built her platform around empowering atrisk youth. Her cousin was placed in several foster homes and was living with Lewis and her family
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rently beginning the revision of the student health fee. “As the student representatives in this decision-making process, we take this duty very seriously in the hopes that we can provide students with a financially viable option that does not compromise the quality of our services,” Kothari said. Malott said the needs of the building as well as the needs of students are being considered as they look at what direction to take in the future. “It’s what we’re going to need and what the students want that will help dictate what we do,” she said. “There are some shifting services, but we’re trying to stay with what the students need and expect from their health service.” — Edited by Paige Lytle
when he committed suicide last November. His story and his passing have been driving influences for her to share his message with youth in similar circumstances. In addition to her involvement in CASA, Youthville and the Urban League of Kansas, she has been able to travel around the state to speak to audiences at high schools, middle schools and juvenile detention centers.
“i had the image of what miss kansas was supposed to be, and i didn’t think i was that at all.”
sLOaNE LEWis miss kansas
“I talk to them about setting their own goals, defining their future, defining who they are,” Lewis said. Lewis has a personal connection to the issue with what she went through with her cousin and wants to be able to give back to those who need a boost of positivity in their lives. “They come from these horrible situations and don’t feel like they have a future,” Lewis said. “As Miss Kansas, I want to tell them that they do have a future, and it doesn’t have to be their past.” On Jan. 12, Lewis made her way onto the Miss America pageant stage in Las Vegas, Nev. However, the journey wasn’t as smooth and glamorous as it appeared on television. In the weeks and months before the national competition, Lewis prepared by working out, practic-
ing her talent routine on piano, rehearsing with mock interviews and constantly watching the news to keep on top of current events. During the week of the pageant, on top of being nervous for the preliminary interview, she was battling the flu the day before. Lewis also said her swimsuit broke and her evening gown was too big, forcing her to switch into a gown that she had no experience wearing. Despite these setbacks, she said she was still excited to be a part of the Miss America experience. As she prepares to return to KU in the summer and looks at the possibility of attending law school in 2014, her experience in the pageant and as Miss Kansas will be something that she treasures and hopes that others can take something from. “I think the most important thing to keep in perspective is you only have one opportunity to fulfill your dreams,” Lewis said. “I was so caught up in graduating in four years that I think I forgot about the bigger picture—finding what you love to do and what’s important to you. As Miss Kansas, I’m lucky to live my dream.” — Edited by Jordan Wisdom
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Wednesday, Jan. 30
WHaT: Dollar Bowling WHere: Royal Crest Lanes WHen: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. aBOuT: Take a break from the library and enjoy a game of bowling for only $1. Prepare your game by watching the Disney Channel original movie, “Alley Cats Strike.” WHaT: Student Senate committee meetings WHere: Kansas Union WHen: 6 to 8 p.m. aBOuT: The University Affairs, Students Rights, Finance and Multicultural Affairs committees convene for the first time this semester. Students are welcome to sit in on meetings and voice their opinions.
Thursday, Jan. 31
WHaT: Tea at Three WHere: Kansas Union, 4th floor WHen: 3 to 4 p.m. aBOuT: Enjoy free tea and cookies, compliments of SUA. It’s bloody good. WHaT: The Junkyard Jazz Band WHere: American Legion WHen: 7 p.m. aBOuT: Listen to traditional jazz from the ‘30s and ‘40s. Musicians welcome.
Friday, Feb. 1
WHaT: Kansas Conference on Slavery and Human Trafficking WHere: Kansas Union WHen: 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. aBOuT: Gov. Sam Brownback and the University co-sponsor the conference, which focuses on modern day human trafficking. The event is free and open to the public. WHaT: KU School of Music Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble I Concert WHere: Lied Center WHen: 7:30 to 9 p.m. aBOuT: Come hear student musicians jam out. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 general admission.
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WHaT: Back to the Burge Open House WHere: Burge Union WHen: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. aBOuT: KU Memorial Unions invites students and staff to enjoy giveaways and prizes at this free event. SUA will provide cookie decorating, hot chocolate and other activities, beginning at 2:30 p.m. WHaT: Tuesday Nite Swing WHere: Kansas Union WHen: 8 to 11 p.m. aBOuT: The KU Swing Society offers free dance lessons to the public. Improve your East Coast, Lindy Hop, Hizzop Lindy and Balboa dance skills. Dance partner not required.
Dan Akerson, Chairman and CEO of General Motors, speaks with reporters following a ceremony at the Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kan., yesterday.
GM plans $600M upgrade to Kansas plant
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — General Motors Co. announced plans Monday to pour $600 million into upgrades at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan., an investment that likely ensures the facility’s long-term viability. Construction on a new 450,000-square-foot paint shop, a stamping press and efficiency enhancements at the Fairfax Assembly Plant will begin this year and should take about two years to complete, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said. “This major investment is a vote of confidence in the employees and leadership of this plant and will allow them to continue producing beautiful, world-class vehicles ... with the same quality workmanship that has defined the Fairfax complex for nearly 70 years,” Akerson said during a visit to the plant. Akerson told a crowd that included Gov. Sam Brownback, Mayor Joe Reardon and a few hundred Fairfax employees that the company was experiencing a “renaissance” and that the Fairfax plant would be among the automaker’s “crown jewels.” He said the $600 million was among the largest single-plant investments in GM’s history. GM, one of the Kansas’ largest employers, announced earlier this month that it would invest about $1.5 billion in its North American facilities in 2013. The company has invested about $2.5 billion in the Fairfax plant in the last decade, showing the company’s commitment to Kansas City, Akerson said. GM nearly ran out of cash in 2008 and needed a $49.5 billion bailout from the U.S. government to stay in business. The company went through bankruptcy protection in 2009 to shed debt and burdensome contracts. Since then, a smaller, leaner GM has made money for 11 straight quarters and piled up $16 billion in profits. “You all have been through some times,” Akerson said. “In fact, the last four years have been really tough. They’ve been lean. But the tide has turned. .... By way of your commitment, your tenaci- build the cars and reduce water ty, your persistence, your support, consumption and chemical waste we have done more than just sur- at the 572-acre site. Akerson said Fairfax will be vive. GM is thriving with the best among the company’s most efin the industry.” ficient, state-ofThe U.S. govthe art facilities. ernment got GM employs stock in GM nearly 3,900 in exchange for “...The last four years have workers at the the bailout, and been really tough. They’ve plant, which last month GM bought back been lean. But the tide has has produced more than 12 200 million of turned.” million vehicles its shares for $5.5 billion. DAN AKERSON since 1945 and The governGM Chairman and CEO currently builds one vehicle evment still holds ery 58 seconds. 300 million shares, but has pledged to sell The Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse are made at the plant. them by early next year. “It is amazing to have this kind GM sold 9.29 million cars and trucks worldwide in 2012, mak- of money put in this plant,” said ing it second only behind Japan’s Joan Kelly, a quality engineer Toyota in global sales. manager who has worked at FairProduction at the Fairfax fax for nearly 29 years. “It means plant, where the company makes we’re going to be around for a the Buick LaCrosse and Chev- long time. rolet Malibu, is not expected to “It’s a testament to the Midbe affected by the construction, west work ethic. I’m glad to see the company said. GM said the this money spent in the middle of upgrade is designed to cut the America.” amount of energy required to An investment this large means
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that Fairfax could get additional models. At a minimum, it is likely to get future generations of the Malibu and LaCrosse. “If they’re going to be putting a lot of money into a plant like that, you’d better keep it around a while,” said Jim Harbour, author of a book on auto manufacturing and the man who developed a widely followed annual measure of factory productivity. Brownback said the investment would help boost the state’s economy. “GM is back, and Fairfax is here to stay,” the Republican governor said. Both the LaCrosse and Malibu have been decent sellers for GM in the past, but sales have slowed of late. U.S. sales of the LaCrosse, a big midsize luxury sedan, fell 2.4 percent last year to just over 57,000, according to Autodata Corp. Malibu sales rose 3 percent to almost 211,000, but that’s a little more than half the sales of the Toyota Camry, the midsize leader and the top-selling car in the U.S. GM launched a new version of the Mailbu in 2012. The car will get a makeover this year.
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At the bottom of Buttermilk Mountain in Colorado lies the Red Bull Energy Hub. Vasu Gupta, a senior from Overland Park, was one of twenty Red Bull Girls, a promotional team for Red Bull, working this year’s X Games in Aspen, Colo. People could come by the Energy Hub and grab a Red Bull, watch the games on multiple televisions and take pictures with a real X Games gold medals in the photo booth. Gupta has been a Red Bull Girl for about seven months. She said she was happy she was able to work the
X Games because it has been a great time. Gupta said they were constantly busy working the Energy Hub and driving around Aspen “giving people wings.” “It’s been an amazing experience, and we’ve worked long days, but at the end of the day, it’s worth it,” Gupta said. X Games Aspen 2013 kicked off Jan. 24 and concluded last night. About 140 athletes competed in several events in snowboarding, skiing and snowmobile categories.
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Vasu Gupta, a senior from Overland Park, stands in front of the main stage of the X Games Aspen 2013. Gupta is attending the games as part of the Red Bull promotional team known as the Red Bull Girls.
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A statue of a Boy Scout stands in front of the National Scouting Museum yesterday in Irving, Texas. The Boy Scouts of America announced it is considering a dramatic retreat from its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members.
Boy Scouts petition to include gay members
NEW YORK — The Boy Scouts of America is considering a dramatic retreat from its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members. Under the change now being discussed, the different religious and civic groups that sponsor Scout units would be able to decide for themselves how to address the issue — either maintaining an exclusion of gays or opening up their membership. Monday’s announcement of the possible change comes after years of protests over the policy — including petition campaigns that have prompted some corporations to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts. Under the proposed change, said BSA spokesman Deron Smith, “the Boy Scouts would not, under any circumstances, dictate a position to units, members, or parents.” The Boys Scouts, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010, has long excluded both gays and atheists. Smith said a change in the policy toward atheists was not being considered, and that the BSA continued to view “Duty to God” as one of its basic principles. Protests over the no-gays policy gained momentum in 2000, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the BSA’s right to exclude gays. Scout units lost sponsorships by public schools and other entities that adhered to nondiscrimination policies, and several local Scout councils made public their displeasure with the policy. More recently, amid petition campaigns, shipping giant UPS Inc. and drug-manufacturer Merck announced that they were halting donations from their charitable foundations to the Boy Scouts as long as the no-gays policy was in force. Also, local Scout officials drew widespread criticism in recent months for ousting Jennifer Tyrrell, a lesbian mom, as a den leader of her son’s Cub Scout pack in Ohio and for refusing to approve an Eagle Scout application by Ryan Andresen, a California teen who came out as gay last fall. “An end to this ban will restore dignity to countless families across the country, my own included, who simply wanted to take part in all scouting has to offer,” Tyrrell said. “My family loved participating in scouting, and I look forward to the day when we might once again be able to take part.” Many of the protest campaigns, including one seeking Tyrrell’s reinstatement, had been waged with help from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. “The Boy Scouts of America have heard from scouts, corporations and millions of Americans that discriminating against gay scouts and scout leaders is wrong,”
said Herndon Graddick, GLAAD’s president. “Scouting is a valuable institution, and this change will only strengthen its core principles of fairness and respect.” The Scouts had reaffirmed the no-gays policy as recently as last year, and appeared to have strong backing from conservative religious denominations — notably the
An end to this ban will restore dignity to countless families across the country, my own included [...]
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Mormons, Roman Catholics and Southern Baptists — which sponsor large numbers of Scout units. Under the proposed change, they could continue excluding gays. Smith said the change could be announced as early as next week, after BSA’s national board concludes a regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 6. The meeting will be closed to the public. Were the change adopted, Smith said, “there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation, and the chartered organizations that oversee and deliver Scouting would accept member-
ship and select leaders consistent with each organization’s mission, principles, or religious beliefs. “BSA members and parents would be able to choose a local unit that best meets the needs of their families,” he said. “Under this proposed policy, the BSA would not require any chartered organization to act in ways inconsistent with that organization’s mission, principles, or religious beliefs.” The announcement came shortly after new data showed that membership in the Cub Scouts — the BSA’s biggest division — dropped sharply last year, and was down nearly 30 percent over the past 14 years. According to figures provided by the organization, Cub Scout ranks dwindled by 3.4 percent, from 1,583,166 in 2011 to 1,528,673 in 2012. That’s down from 2.17 million in 1998. The Boy Scouts attribute the decline largely to broad social changes, including the allure of video games and the proliferation of youth sports leagues and other options for after-school activities. However, critics of the Scouts suggest that its recruitment efforts have been hampered by high-profile controversies — notably the court-ordered release of files dealing with sex abuse allegations and persistent protests over the no-gays policy. The BSA’s overall “tradition-
al youth membership” — Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers — totaled 2,658,794 in 2012, compared to more than 4 million in peak years of the past. There were 910,668 Boy Scouts last year, a tiny increase from 2011, while the ranks of Venturers — a program for youths 14 and older— declined by 5.5 percent. In addition to flak over the nogays policy, the Scouts have been buffeted by multiple court cases related to past allegations of sexual abuse by Scout leaders, including those chronicled in long-confidential records that are widely known as the “perversion files.” Through various cases, the Scouts have been forced to reveal files dating from the 1960s to 1991. They detailed numerous cases where abuse claims were made and Boy Scout officials never alerted authorities and sometimes actively sought to protect the accused. The Scouts are now under a California court order, affirmed this month by the state Supreme Court, to turn over sex-abuse files from 1991 through 2011 to the lawyers for a former Scout who claims a leader molested him in 2007, when he was 13. It’s not clear how soon the files might become public.
• A 19-year-old male was arrested Sunday on the 1300 block of 24th Street under suspicion of criminal trespassing. He was released on a $100 bond. • A 20-year-old male was arrested yesterday on the 2400 block of 24th Terrace under suspicion of violating parole. Bond was set at $12,000. • A 32-year-old female was arrested Sunday on the 2200 block of Iowa Street under suspicion of aggravated robbery, robbery, theft of property estimated at $500 and battery. No bond was set. • A 31-year-old male was arrested yesterday on the 300 block of Main Street under suspicion of domestic battery. No bond was set. •A 26-year-old female was arrested Sunday on the 1000 block of 23rd Street under suspicion of no proof of liability insurance, refusal of testing and driving while intoxicated, second offense. She was released on a $1,250 bond.
— Emily Donovan
DENVER (AP) — Whole Foods Market says it is voluntarily recalling some 4-ounce Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, cold-smoked and sliced, after a sample tested positive for listeria. The lot code for the recalled smoked salmon is 7425A2298B. The UPC code is 0 99482 40880 0. Whole Foods says the recalled items were sold in stores in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island and Utah. Colorado health officials say no illnesses had been reported as of Monday.
Texas executes first woman in 8 years
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas woman convicted of the gruesome slaying and robbery of her neighbor, a retired 71-yearold college psychology professor, is set to be the first woman put to death in the United States since 2010. A Dallas County jury already found former nursing home therapist Kimberly McCarthy guilty of the 1997 killing when evidence at the punishment phase of her trial tied her to two similar murders a decade earlier. “Once the jury heard about those other two, we were certainly in a deep hole,” recalled McCarthy’s lead trial attorney, Doug Parks. Jurors decided McCarthy should die. Her execution, set for Tuesday evening, would be the first since a Virginia inmate, Teresa Lewis, became the 12th woman put to death since the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976 allowed capital punishment to resume. In that same time, 1,309 men have been executed. Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics compiled from 1980 through 2008 show women make up about 10 percent of homicide offenders nationwide. According to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, 3,146 people were on the nation’s death rows as of last Oct. 1, and only 63 — 2 percent — were women. The 51-year-old McCarthy also would be the first woman executed in Texas in more than eight years and the fourth overall in the state, which executes the most people in the nation — 492 prisoners since capital punishment resumed 30 years ago. McCarthy, who is black, was condemned for the July 1997 killing of neighbor Dorothy Booth in Lancaster, about 15 miles south of Dallas. All but one of McCarthy’s jurors were white. McCarthy exhausted her court appeals, as the U.S. Supreme Court three weeks ago declined to review her case and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles last week turned down a clemency petition. On Friday, her attorneys asked Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins to delay the lethal injection, citing his interest in Texas adopting a law to allow death-row prisoners to base appeals on race. Watkins has not responded. “It certainly doesn’t make me happy,” Parks said. “It’s a fact of life ... The reality is, with some exceptions, they’re going to execute your client.” Evidence showed McCarthy phoned Booth to borrow a cup of
sugar, then attacked Booth when she went to retrieve it. Booth was stabbed with a butcher knife, beaten with a large candle holder and robbed of a diamond wedding ring. Prosecutors showed McCarthy stole Booth’s Mercedes and drove to Dallas, pawned the ring for $200 and then went to a crack house to buy some cocaine. McCarthy declined to speak with reporters as her execution date neared. She’s one of 10 women on death row in Texas but the only one with an execution date.
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Student Housing, a Haiku: The water is white. Maintenance says it’s bubbles. i don’t believe them. Just saw Dan the bus driver driving a taxi. From now on, i will be taking a cab to class. psychology book just referenced Star Wars. New favorite class. i wish the FFa editor had SnapChat so i could send him naughty pics. No hot water in GSp. Give me my money back! Banning assault weapons prevents mass murders, not killing. 2 > 20 To the person requesting KU women wear real pants: Yoga pants are just fine by me. as a proud american and Chiefs fan, i’ll yell “Chiefs” at the end of the national anthem whenever i damn well please. Smells like someone rubbed magazine perfume samples all over themselves this morning. Classy. Why do we give interviews and attention to people like Te’o? He was a jerk for this exact reason. For attention. and now he gets money for it. My roommate is upset because her Sperrys got wet. Her BoaT SHoES got wet. oh no. Welcome to Kansas. Sunny and warm one day, then snowing and freezing the next. Gotta love it. Lol winter, go home. You’re drunk. My teacher just used Wikipedia in a powerpoint. Uh, what? KU Crew cleaned all of the newspaper after the game... i wish the phog did blow it away because i wouldn’t have been there until 5 a.m. :( So does anyone have any idea what happened last week? #syllabusweekprobz Had dinner with Dan on Saturday. i know y’all are jealous. i just saw the mother of all frat packs. if no one is sitting in a seat, then it is not taken. Maybe you and your friends should get there sooner so you can all sit together like you want to. No, i won’t read your pamphlet about helping animals; you’re killing trees to do it! TrEE HaTEr! Maybe i can’t spell. That’s okay, i’m a science major. Help me, Ben, you’re my only hope.
ou’d be surprised what is in your favorite candies. At least once in elementary school, some kid brings up that glue is made from horse hooves. While that is no longer true, there is a variety of food made from animal skin. The majority of people are surprised when I explain why I cannot eat certain popular candies, cereals and yogurts. As a vegetarian, I choose not to eat products that an animal must die to produce. Although it may seem like a vegan practice, gelatin is present in a variety of today’s foods and is indeed made out of dead animals. Gelatin is what most people think of as the main ingredient in jello and is an ingredient in gummy candies and serves as a thickening agent in other foods. Gelatin lurks in many unexpected foods and isn’t made of the most appealing ingredients. Gelatin comes from collagen, a protein in animal skins. Andrew
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side effects of radiation therapy, helps lower cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease and gallstones. Whether you are a vegetarian or not, a gummy bear made from fruit sounds more appealing than one made from bones. The company that manufactures Skittles seems to agree and capitalizes on the alternative. Formerly made from gelatin, Skittles is phasing into being gelatin-free. According to The Vegetarian Resource Group Blog, Skittles underwent a recipe reformulation in 2009 that removed the gelatin. However,
some old-formulation Skittles are still on the shelf, so be sure to read the label. Other companies have capitalized on the alternatives. Both Sour Patch Kids and Swedish Fish are vegan candies. Most brands of Greek or organic Yogurt do not have gelatin. Also, at The Merc, gummies are sold without gelatin. What truly surprises me is the lack of knowledge that surrounds gelatin. I was informed of the ingredients of gelatin after a year of being a vegetarian as I was biting into a marshmallow. I find it relatively concerning to think about how blindly we put food into our body. I admit that I am unaware of what some of the ingredients listed actually contain. The weirdest part about it is that I am not motivated to try harder and investigate and understand what I am eating. While it seems minute, what we eat has a huge effect on how we feel and how we look. With the inconsistency of
our emotions, our diet is an effective way to control how we feel. I originally became a vegetarian as part of a bet, but I ended up sticking with it because I felt energized and healthier. As you have probably heard before, vegetarianism exists as a spectrum. Some vegetarians eat fish while others choose to be stricter with their diets. So if you are a vegetarian with a soft spot for gummy bears, remember that you control the extent of your vegetarianism. If nothing else, I hope this article has given you a little food for thought. You may just want to read the ingredients label and do your research before you start enjoying your seemingly innocent Starburst. Stern is a freshman majoring in biology from Lawrence.
he beginning of a new semester is one of my favorite times of the year. It always holds so much promise of the great things to come and chances to improve upon last semester’s accomplishments. But for me, a new semester also brings a lot of pressure. After five weeks of hanging out with my dog and making queso, getting back into a work/ school/activities/social life routine can be daunting. And while syllabus week is (for some) the best and easiest week of the school year, for me, it provides plenty of anxiety about what’s to come. Going over every paper, reading assignment, exam and project that will be expected of you in just a few days is definitely my “Welcome back to KU! Now get back to work” wake-up call. My first few days of a new semester usually remind me of all the ways I slacked off in the semester before. As my political science professor doles out reading assignments, I remember that I hardly ever did any readings in the fall. When my journalism professor explains that our work this semester is expected to be professional and broadcast-ready, I think of all my botched news packages from last semester. On top of all these perceived shortcomings is a sense that this semester I will do better. I will be better. This will be the semester I produce awesome TV packages, ace my political science papers and make a ton of new friends, all while getting eight hours of sleep per night.
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But as relaxed syllabus week transitions into heavy course loads and intense schedules, those high expectations become overwhelming. Rather than tear ourselves down for not meeting our expectations of a fantabulous new semester, what if we worked on accepting the way we are right now, today? Fortes and flaws included. If I’m being honest, I know I’m not going to become an expert on political rhetoric, get a job offer from Anderson Cooper or become a campus “it-girl” this semester. Especially if I’m spending all my time obsessing over what I lack as opposed to what I have. Focusing on all the ways in which I fell short last semester or last year only sets me up to be miserable. Adversely, I did some really awesome things last semester: got a new job, mastered a class that was really challenging and became a columnist for the Kansan. Chances are you did some awesome things as well. Isn’t it exciting to know there’s even more to come? Over the break, I read an amazing book by Brené Brown called “I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from ‘What Will People
Think?’ to ‘I Am Enough’,” to which I have to credit this line of thinking. Brené urges people to end the exhausting quest for perfection and embrace our vulnerability. For instance, I feel pretty vulnerable admitting to everyone I read this book because it meant I don’t have it together 24/7 and that I’m not perfect. Honestly though, it feels great to cut yourself some slack every once in awhile, and it allows you to cut others some slack, too. I’m looking at you, type-A overachievers. It’s time we all let go a little. This semester, I challenge you to balance goal-oriented thinking (though it’s important), with a healthy dose of self-love and acceptance. Truth be told, this is a much more difficult form of self-improvement than hitting the gym three times a week or cutting carbs. It requires us to be vulnerable, which is the exact opposite of the line of thinking that goal-making requires. Start by answering a friend’s “How are you?” with something more honest than “I’m fine. You?” Because how often is our day simply “fine?” Admitting our vulnerability to others can be a rejuvenating (and scary) experience. But with the support we need, we’re much more likely to meet at least one of the expectations we form during syllabus week (And forgive ourselves for discarding the rest).
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et’s say you knew how to fix the economy, make the U.S. energy independent, and solve the entitlement crisis. That’s great and all, but as a student and not a lawmaker, you’re probably not in an ideal position to do all of those things. What’s the next step? You can’t just think, “If Congressman X could do Y, our healthcare system would be fixed. If President Obama made Z illegal, gun violence wouldn’t occur.” At some point, ideas not followed by action become tiring. You’re tired of explaining what’s wrong with America and how you disapprove of the government. Everyone’s tired of hearing about it. But despite the mutual tiredness, it continues. I know the idea of taking dinner table talk and turning it into action is intimidating. But it’s too easy to get online and post plans for America’s ascent to greatness from the comfort of home, safe from public scrutiny. There must be a balance between being cynical on the web and doing something that produces tangible results. Let’s consider gun control as an example. Public opinion polls have shown support for restrictions on high capacity magazines, assault style weapons and more background checks. But Congress has been slow to act. For a moment, ignore the issue of owning a gun being a protected right. In fact, don’t consider why gun sales should be restricted or why they shouldn’t be. In reality, if enough votes are cast, laws can be passed to restrict anything. Rather, consider what we, college students, can do from where we sit right now. Can we filibuster the senate? Can we whisper into the ear of the president? Can we promise reelection for a representative? Can we draft a compromise that will be passed? Probably not. Honestly, we don’t call our congressmen. We don’t create networks of donors. We don’t create advocacy groups. We struggle to get out to vote. We are remarkably adept at hastily crafting witty posts supporting our beliefs, but fail to get that message to the lawmakers who can enact the policy we want to see. Truly, the problem is will and effort. The commitment it takes to organize support, contact legislators and raise funds proves too taxing for most of us. Being cynical, satirical or apathetic requires far less will and effort. Yet, unless one channels their
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inner Jonathan Swift, the satirical message a college student effortlessly posts probably doesn’t change policy. It probably doesn’t raise a single dollar. It probably doesn’t organize a movement of people capable of lobbying elected officials. It likely doesn’t affect any outcome. College students, limited by time, money and experience, don’t have to be inept when it comes to affecting policy decisions. We can matter if we become more active. It requires substantial will and effort. Consider Six PAC, a studentfounded, student-run political action committee focused on education reform. Six PAC bridges the gap between strong thoughts and strong actions. Instead of cynically pointing out the flaws in American education and providing no solutions, KU student Forrest Richardson sought out a different path for his efforts by founding this youth-driven political action committee. Six PAC was founded by Richardson to advocate for possible solutions, raise awareness and connect like-minded individuals. Visit sixpac.org to see what it means to take a passion further than a thoughtful Internet rant. We have the potential to affect policy change if, and only if, we recognize and overcome our limitations. Will and effort is only the beginning. Don’t waste your time and my time ranting about how policies could be different. Choose to do something about it. If you think the federal government should legalize marijuana and that it’s so “obvious,” why are you telling all your Facebook friends, not your congressman? If you think that taxation is “ruining” American values, why haven’t you petitioned your tax collectors—the government? Actions speak louder than words, and Congress creates laws. Don’t let your own passion go to waste. Ouyang is a junior majoring in petroleum engineering and economics from Overland Park.
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This week Paris hosted the Haute Couture Fashion Week, where the most fabulous and well-known designers displayed their spring and summer 2013 designs for the very first time. Celebrities like Salma Hayek, Diane Krueger and the infamous Anna Wintour filled the front row seats of shows such as Chanel, Versace and Giambatista Valli. While every line was showstopping, nothing compared to French designer Stéphane Rolland’s black and white gowns. Rolland’s magical pieces were a perfect blend of structured meets flowy, creating a sexy and sophisticated line of gowns that had the crowd drooling. Black and white were the only colors used, despite one gray train on one dress and a jeweled emerald peplum on another. Widelegged trousers and jumpsuits, floral embellishments and unexpected mesh inserts were frequent in Rolland’s designs. Common trends seen on the runways were tons of black and white, plunging necklines, peplums and major tulle and sheer fabrics. Think trendy punk meets ballerina. Another pattern in the flawless pieces: neckassociateD Press lines. From low cut and risqué A model presents a creation by French fashion designer stephane rolland for his to statuesque turtleneck, necklines were all about the detail in spring summer 2013 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in paris, tuesday, Jan.22. designer Alexis Mabille’s line. It’s also nice to see that blazdesigns of Haute Couture for the freak in patterns galore, or calmly ers aren’t going anywhere any- upcoming seasons, make sure your don a black and white ensemble time soon, considering my last closet is filled with peplum, sheer when you’re feeling levelheaded. article advised that every woman and tulle fabrics, and smart color Whatever mood you’re in, you’ll should have one in her closet. choices. Either go with all one be right on track with the amazing Armani Privé paired its patterned color such as black or white or pair trends of this year’s Paris Haute jackets over metallic trousers two patterns together. Spring and Couture Fashion Week. and maxi skirts, creating an edgy summer 2013 trends are slightly and extravagant professionalism. bipolar. They have an elegant side — Edited by Sarah McCabe All the more reason to purchase filled with black and white color that closet essential if you haven’t blocking, as well as a patterned already. madness side. Unleash your inner To keep up with the stunning
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Sarah Bertness slipped into her seat at a recent staging of the musical “Million Dollar Quartet” and, when the lights dimmed, started doing something that’s long been taboo inside theaters: typing away at her iPhone. The 26-year-old freelance writer from Providence wasn’t being rude. She had a spot in the “tweet seat” section at the Providence Performing Arts Center. The downtown theater is now setting aside a small number of seats — in the back — for those who promise to live-tweet from the performance using a special hash tag. They might offer impressions of the set, music or costumes, lines of dialogue that resonate with them or anything else that strikes them, really. At “Million Dollar Quartet,” based on the true story of a 1956 recording session that united music greats Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, PPAC for the first time had cast members tweeting from backstage, too. A growing number of theaters, including some on Broadway, have been experimenting in recent years with tweet seats and other real-time uses of social media as they try to figure out the relationship between the stage and the
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to Betty white’s way of thinking, retirement is for people who hate their jobs. that’s why the 91-year-old funny lady, a tv icon who has won seven emmy Awards, refuses to call it quits. there’s nothing about acting and making people laugh that bores her. “My problem is I love what I’m doing, and I love this business, and I enjoy the work, and I love the people I work with,” white says. Not only is she still going strong in the fourth season of tv land’s “Hot in Cleveland” (10 p.m. wednesday), but she also hosts a hidden-camera
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“We’re graduating all our guys. Our APR is (perfect) 1,000 the last six years. I mean, there’s a lot of good things going on, which I think means as much to having a program as winning games do. And when he was there, he built the program.” — Bill Self on Roy Williams March 25th, 2012 Lawrence Journal-World
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Shifting from Williams to Self wasn’t easy transition
onfession time. Unbeknownst to many of my friends, for the longest time, I preferred Roy Williams over Bill Self. It was hard not to love the teams put together by Williams and the back-to-back Final Four appearances in his last two years at Kansas. But before the ‘Bill Self for President’ camping group makes a dartboard of my picture, let me explain. Born and bred a Kansas basketball fan, I grew up with Roy. At times, it felt as if I was even under his tutelage. The first tournament loss I can remember watching was against Duke in 2000. I hated Duke and coach Krzyzewski. In 2001, Kansas lost to Illinois in the Sweet 16. I despised Illinois and Bill Self. The 2002 and 2003 teams put together by Roy Williams were hard not to like. A simple utterance of names like Aaron Miles, Keith Langford or Jeff Boschee is the easiest way to bring a smile to my face.
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According to a poll of 100 Coaches, Roy Williams is the most overrated coach in college basketball.
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Players like Boschee and Kirk Hinrich were the driving inspirations behind hoop dreams of my own. My haircut was even modeled after Boschee. It was borderline idolatry. Roy Williams led, in my mind, a perfect team to the 2003 National Championship game against Syracuse. My love for Roy was at an all-time high before Syracuse’s Hakim Warrick swatted away the national championship dreams of both Michael
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Lee and myself. Then it happened: his departure. It was over. Roy had left. Although I was struck with sorrow, I didn’t feel betrayed. I was impartial to the hiring of Bill Self in 2003, but after first-round tournament losses to Bucknell and Bradley in Self ’s second and third years, respectively, I was slandering the guy. Then Self ’s recruiting kicked in. My favorite Self-era recruit, Julian Wright in 2005, gave me a newfound sense of hope for Self. Suddenly, the recruits were piling in. The teams were better. After the Jayhawks’ championship run in 2008, Williams and Self were still equal in my eyes. Why? By 2009, Williams had won two championships at North Carolina, while Self had only one at Kansas. Now, I can let go. The Tarheels have been unranked at one point in each of the last three years. The last time the Jay-
hawks were unranked was Dec. 1, 2009. Self is playing head maestro to one of the best teams in his tenure, a team that I have more confidence in to take the title than any of his past teams at Kansas. So yes, I’ll say it: Bill is better than… Judas. —Edited by Taylor Lewis
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Big 12 athletic directors discuss possible conference additions
IRVING, Texas — Big 12 athletic directors spent several hours Monday discussing the pros and cons of maintaining their 10-team configuration or eventually making additions to the conference — or maybe doing something in between. League commissioner Bob Bowlsby repeated what he has said before “that our current composition is terrific for us” but the ADs went through plenty of “what-if ” scenarios to be prepared for any eventuality in what has been an ongoing shift of conference affiliations. The Big 12 has lost four members to other leagues while adding West Virginia and TCU. “I think we did gravitate around some principles that will guide us going forward and I think we created some filters that we all agreed on,” Bowlsby said after the first day of their regular scheduled two-day meeting. “I think there was a fair amount of unanimity in the room.” Among the possibilities is an alliance with other conferences, including the ACC, and Bowlsby said there appears to be unanimous support for the idea. “We talked about those kinds of things, and I think there are some ways that you can get some of the benefits and some of the value of larger configuration without actually adding members,” Bowlsby said. “We spent a good portion of the late afternoon talking about how that all fit together and how it worked.” Bowlsby didn’t get into specifics and wouldn’t say what other conferences could be in the mix. Pac12 and SEC officials have indicated they have had no such discussions with the Big 12. All the Big 12 athletic directors agreed to defer questions to Bowlsby, but several seemed encouraged by their discussions when asked what was accomplished. Their first day was reserved for discussing the makeup of the league, and Bowlsby said that was “talked completely through for about three hours.” Bowlsby said there were a whole bunch of different financial and geographical and scheduling possibilities discussed. Bowlsby described the meeting as a free-flowing opportunity to interject a lot of ideas, and said the interactive nature by everyone in the room was probably indicative of the interest in the topic. “I think that it’s possible to make a considered decision to stay at the most favorable structure and that’s where we have been,” Bowlsby said. “But having said that, I don’t think we ever want to be in a position of being un-nimble, and by that I mean it’s a changing environment and we have to be prepared to respond to that changing environment, and this meeting is certainly going to help us do that.” Bowlsby said there is evidence that dictates the league stay at 10 schools, and other that suggests getting bigger. “We have evidence on both sides of it,” he said. “But I don’t know that any of it is compelling enough to cause change right now.”
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Kansas west Virginia JayhawK stat Leaders
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Player Jeff Withey Travis Releford Ben McLemore Kevin Young Elijah Johnson Perry Ellis Andrew White III Naadir Tharpe totals Pts 15 15 13 7 6 4 1 0 61 FG-FGA 6-8 7-9 3-7 1-4 2-4 1-1 0-2 0-2 20-37 Rebs 7 4 4 7 5 0 4 2 34 A 1 2 1 1 5 0 0 2 12 tO’s 2 3 3 2 3 0 1 1 16
Player Juwan Staten Gary Browne Deniz Kilicli Eron Harris D. Rutledge Aaric Murray Jaberie Hunds Kevin Noreen totals Pts 14 6 4 2 0 17 8 5 56 FG-FGA 5-11 2-5 1-4 0-5 0-0 7-15 3-9 2-3 20-54 Rebs 1 3 1 2 5 7 2 4 25 A 1 2 0 1 1 0 3 0 8 tO’s 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 9
The Jayhawks huddle before Monday nights game against West Virginia. This was the first-ever meeting between the two teams, and it ended with a Jayhawk victory with a score of 61-56.
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His solid first half helped put the Jayhawks in front, but Withey struggled to find open looks against the Mountaineers in the second half. Withey also had four blocks, which disrupted West Virginia’s offense.
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Kansas missed 16 free throws, which led to the struggle to pull away from West Virginia. For the game, Kansas shot 52.9 percent from the charity line. The Jayhawks’ current winning streak. It’s the longest winning streak in Division 1 men’s basketball right now. The number of turnovers for Jayhawks against the Mountaineers.
Senior guard Elijah Johnson looks for an open man down court after ripping down a rebound in the second half of Monday nights game against West Virginia. The Jayahawks were victorious in their first ever match up against the Mountaineers this Monday night with a final score of 61-56.
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*all games in bold are at home Date Oct. 30 Nov. 5 Nov. 9 Nov. 13 Nov. 15 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 26 Nov. 30 Dec. 8 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Dec. 22 Dec. 29 Jan. 6 Jan. 9 Jan. 12 Jan. 14 Jan. 19 Jan. 22 Jan. 26 Jan. 28 Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 16 Feb. 20 Feb. 23 Feb. 25 march 2 march 4 March 9 Opponent emPORtIA StAte WAShbURN SOUtheASt mISSOURI StAte MICHIGAN STATE ChAttANOOGA WASHINGTON STATE SAINT LOUIS SAN JOSe StAte OREGON STATE COLORADO beLmONt RIChmOND OHIO STATE AmeRICAN UNIVeRSItY temPLe IOWA StAte TEXAS TECH bAYLOR TEXAS KANSAS STATE OKLAhOmA WEST VIRGINIA OKLAhOmA StAte TCU OKLAHOMA KANSAS StAte teXAS OKLAHOMA STATE tCU IOWA STATE WeSt VIRGINIA teXAS teCh BAYLOR Result/Time W, 88-54 W, 62-50 W, 74-55 L, 67-64 W, 69-55 W, 78-41 W, 73-59 W, 70-57 W, 84-78 W, 90-54 W, 89-60 W, 87-59 W, 74-66 W, 89-57 W, 69-62 W, 97-89 (Ot) W, 60-46 W, 61-44 W, 64-59 W, 59-55 W, 67-54 W, 61-56 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 5 p.m.
First halF (sCOrE aFtEr PlaY)
18:14 – Senior guard Elijah Johnson and freshman guard Ben McLemore hit backto-back threes, giving Kansas an early lead. (6-2 Kansas) 6:23 – McLemore with a steal and a dunk that extended Kansas’ lead to one of the largest in the half. Senior forward Travis Releford also made a bucket soon after. (29-14 Kansas) 0:00 – Jabarie Hinds beat the buzzer to put the lead under double figures for the Mountaineers going into halftime. (38-30 Kansas)
Senior forward Kevin Young plays tough defense in the second half of Monday nights game against West Virginia. The Jayahawks were victorious in their first ever match up against the Mountaineers this Monday night with a final score of 61-56.
18:35 – Releford opened up the second half with a basket after 90 seconds of struggling to score by both teams. (40-30 Kansas) 14:38 – This was the moment where West Virginia came closest to tying Kansas on the game tonight. (42-40 Kansas) 7:30 – With Kansas struggling to pull away from the Mountaineers all night, Releford was one of the few players that came up big the second half. He hit a big three at this moment in the game. (55-46 Kansas)
Jayhawks win despite tight margin
firstname.lastname@example.org It was another ugly win for the Jayhawks. In its 61-56 victory over West Virginia on Monday night, Kansas showed not only its struggles on offense, but also some mounting problems with free throws. The Jayhawks shot 52.9 percent for the game from the free-throw line. Despite all these missteps, the Jayhawks managed to extend their winning streak to 18 games on the season in their first trip to Morgantown, W. Va., which is the longest streak in the country at the moment. For the game, Kansas ended up making 18 of the possible 34 free throws, which contributed to the team never jumping to an extended
lead in the second half. The only players to show consistency in both halves was fifth-year senior guard Travis Releford, who came up with a big three pointer with 7:30 remaining in the game to keep the Mountaineers at bay, and senior center Jeff Withey, who also had a big first half with 13 points. Releford was one of Kansas’ leading scorers with 15 points in the game. He also finished with four rebounds, four assists and two steals to fill out his stat sheet. Withey only had two points in the second half, but still managed to have four blocks and seven rebounds for the game. Despite being in foul trouble for much of the game, freshman guard Ben McLemore still scored 13 points on five-of-six shooting.
He also grabbed two rebounds and one block in the first 20 minutes. Senior forward Kevin Young struggled during some aspects of the game, but managed to put together seven points and seven rebounds. The Mountaineers main offensive output came from junior forward Aaric Murray, who was the first man off the bench. He finished the game with 17 points and knocked down three 3-pointers. Sophomore guard Jabarie Hinds also contributed off the bench for West Virginia and scored eight points. Although the Mountaineers starters scored a total of 26 points, they still managed to get some offensive output from sophomore guard Juwan Staten, who scored
14 points. The game started out swimmingly for the Jayhawks, who held the Mountaineers without a field goal until the 12:32 remaining in the first half. The Jayhawks also knocked down back-to-back threes in the first two minutes that led them to an early 14-0 run. Senior guard Elijah Johnson still struggled running the offense with six points, five rebounds and three turnovers. Freshman forward Perry Ellis was one of the lone players to score off the Kansas bench with four points. — Edited by taylor lewis
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There wasn’t much good play that came out of this game, but Releford provided a much-needed consistency in an otherwise lackluster performance. He’s the rock of this team and will be crucial in the coming days as Kansas continues to work through their offensive troubles.
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At this point it looks like Elijah Johnson is struggling at the point guard position. He finished this game with six points and five rebounds, but the three turnovers and inconsistent guard play is what continues to trouble Kansas fans.
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
Late night calls in the newsroom
Volume 125 Issue 64
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
PAGE 8 MEN’s BAskETBAll REwiNd
By Pat Strathman
The Jayhawks extend their 18-game winning streak with a Big Monday victory
email@example.com M O R G A N T O W N , W. Va . — Never has the Withey Block Party meant so much to Kansas. With the Jayhawks leading West Virginia 61-56, Mountaineer guard Juwan Staten drove into the lane for a layup with 17 seconds left. Withey blocked it. West Virginia recovered the loose ball and got it to center Aaric Murray for another shot attempt with 13 seconds left. Withey blocked it again, his fourth and final block of the night. Senior guard Travis Releford corralled the loose ball and ran out the clock, lifting the No. 2 Jayhawks to 19-1 and 7-0 in Big 12 play. “They did an up screen and I thought No. 24 was going to pick and pop and shoot the three because that’s what he was doing all game,” Withey said of Murray. When Staten drove the ball, Withey jumped into action. “That was the first time kind of all game that a guard was in the paint where I could block the shot, so I blocked it,” Withey said. “He got the ball back, threw it to the big guy and I was quick enough to be able to get there and block it again.” The West Virginia crowd was pumped about its first ever matchup with Kansas, the newly-minted No. 1 team in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll and the second-ranked team in the Associated Press poll. The Mountaineer fans were strategically grouped into sections depending on the blue or gold shirts they wore. Two fans held large cardboard cutout faces of the game’s announcer, Brent Musburger, and Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, whom Musburger fawned over during the BCS National Championship last month. One fan was decked headto-toe in a Pikachu costume. “I enjoyed it,” Releford said. “I like how the crowd is low, we get to see them and hear them. It’s fun when we go to opponents’ places and get the crowd into it and just take over a game.” The crowd nearly saw what they came for, as the Mountaineers threatened to take the lead nearly the entire second half before the Jayhawks finally closed them out. Some of the Mountaineers’ best shots came from some of the most unlikely sources. West Virginia’s 6-foot-10 Murray entered the contest 6-20 from three-point range. He went 3-5 from behind the arc against Kansas and finished with 17 points. Forward Kevin Noreen made one of his two three-point attempts, only his fourth three-pointer of the year. Kansas could’ve survived those unlikely blows with ease. But it made its own life hard with careless turnovers and a spotty performance from the free throw line. “If you make your free throws, it turns out to be a pretty good, at least visually, a much better game,” Self said. “If we make our free throws the first half, we could’ve probably scored 44, 45 the first half.” The Jayhawks turned the ball over 16 times, while West Virginia committed only nine turnovers. Seven of Kansas’ turnovers came in the second half, while the Mountaineers only turned the ball over twice in the second period. In one stretch of the first half, Kansas turned the ball over on four straight possessions. Another turnover resulted in a Mountaineer layup before the halftime buzzer to trim Kansas’ lead to 38-30. “It was just guys just sped up, making boneheaded plays,” Releford said. “That’s about it. Give credit to them. They pressured, they pressured out high on the guards and stuff. That kind of got us sped up and turned us over a bunch.” The Jayhawks got to the free throw line more than twice as much as the Mountaineers did. But while West Virginia converted 12-15 free throws, Kansas hit only 18-34. In the final two minutes, Kansas made only four of its eight free throw attempts, with three of those misses coming from its guards. “We’re going to have to learn some lessons through losing, or we’re going to have to mature, and hopefully, we can learn them through maybe escaping and so far we haven’t learned them yet,” coach Bill Self said. — Edited by Madison Schultz
Kansas 61, WesT Virginia 56
nother game brought another victory for the Kansas men’s basketball team. But this time, the number two team in the nation looked far from their best as the Jayhawks escaped Morgantown, W. Va., with a 61-56 victory. Shortly after the conclusion of the game, The University Daily Kansan newsroom received a phone call. At 10:40 p.m, a middle-aged man from Minnesota called to vent about the game. The caller complained about the Jayhawks’ sloppy passes that lead to costly turnovers late in the game that allowed West Virginia to stay in the game. Even though Kansas shot 54.1 percent, the team’s 16 turnovers kept the game close. The caller continued to gripe emphatically about missed free throws. Kansas is normally a solid free throw shooting team, making 73.7 percent from the free throw line. Last night though, the Jayhawks barely made half of their attempts from the line shooting 52.9 percent. Even the alternate, all-blue uniforms that Kansas sported received backlash from the caller. The one thing that bothered him most, though, was this Kansas team’s offensive potential. Sure, the offense clicked at the beginning of the season, but since the Temple game, points haven’t come easy for the Jayhawks. In seven conference games, Kansas has only broken the 30-point barrier by halftime in four of those games. A year ago, the Jayhawks broke 30 points by halftime in their first six conference games. Kansas has a well-rounded lineup so it is only natural for fans to expect the offense to score points at will. Simply put though, that offensive prowess is still missing. Kansas has only broken the 70-point barrier once in the past and that was against Iowa State in overtime on Jan. 9 in Allen Fieldhouse. Yes, Kansas has been efficient from the field. Senior guard Travis Releford has continued to put up points for the Jayhawks shooting seven of nine from the field. The most important missing piece for the team though is the killer instinct. The Jayhawks usually extend their leads to double-digits at various points in games. The only issue is when the Hawks limp to the end of the game, giving teams hope to stay alive with 10 minutes or less in the game. But just imagine when Kansas solves its offensive problems. Watch out. Kansas already leads the conference in field goal percentage— they were shooting 49 percent as a team going into the West Virginia game. Cut down the turnovers and that number can rise. Oh, and just like any Bill Self coached team, this group of Jayhawks has the ability to shut down opposing offenses. The Kansas defense has held 14 of its opponents in the last 20 games under 60 points while Jayhawks lead the nation in field goal percentage defense at 34.9 percent. The caller and fans have every right to be angry after that sloppy performance, but a team has to learn to win when playing its worst. Thanks for the call. — Edited by Hannah Wise
senior center Jeff Withey dunks the ball in the first half of Monday nights game. Withey had 15 points in the first-ever match between these two teams, which ended with a 61-56 victory for the Jayhawks.
Kansas second in latest AP poll
Men’s basketball rankings released Jan. 28
associaTed Press ToP 10
1. Michigan (51) 2. Kansas (13) 3. indiana 4. Florida (1) 5. Duke 6. syracuse 7. gonzaga 8. arizona 9. Butler 10. Oregon
1. Kansas (16) 2. Michigan (14) 3. indiana 4. Florida (1) 5. Duke 6. syracuse 7. gonzaga 8. arizona 9. Michigan state 10. Butler