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Students riding the University
buses may have to do a little more
walking than riding during the
frst week of classes. Road con-
struction on Sunnyside has caused
three bus routes to be rerouted.
“It’s just not going to be as
convenient,” said Danny Kaiser,
assistant director of KU Parking
Construction on Sunnyside
began August 17, and accord-
ing to KU Parking they expect
construction to be completed no
later than Friday. Te bus routes
that are rerouted consist of Route
27, which will drop of riders
and roundabout at Chi Omega
Fountain, Park and Ride Route
41, which will travel up and down
Jayhawk Boulevard, and Route
42, which will be dropping of
passengers at Chi Omega Fountain
as well before heading north on
Naismith Drive and onto West
People parking in the blue
lots located on Sunnyside must
enter the road from the eastern
side. Some of halls and buildings
afected by the road construction
include Haworth, Summerfeld
and Dole. Lot 54, west of Murphy
Hall, is still under construction,
but the project should not afect
students or drivers.
All other University bus routes
will begin running as usual to-
“We will get you there as fast as
we can,” Kaiser said.
Students seeking to know more
can go to lawrencetransit.org to
fnd all of the University and Law-
rence bus routes.
— Edited by James Ogden
Construction changes several
bus routes across campus
Afer months of writing,
fundraising and other pre-
production work, two Lawrence
flmmakers are excited to see their
debut flm fnally coming to fruition.
Lawrence resident Jesse
McGinness and business student
Will Friederich met their $4,500
goal on Kickstarter in late July
for the flm they co-wrote and are
co-directing, “God, Grant Me,” a
story about a pill
addict and cancer
survivor who form a
afer meeting in
a support group.
With the money
for new and better
two began flming
says he’s happy
to fnally put the fnancials
aside and just do what he loves.
“It’s been awesome being on
set because that’s my element,”
he said. “Especially coming
from pre-production where you
have to internalize and visualize
everything, it’s great to be able
to do tangible things like move
a camera or set up lights now.”
McGinness says they are nearly
done shooting the flm and have
begun the editing process, which
has been the most rewarding
part of production for him so far.
“A lot of the ideas behind this
movie saved my livelihood at
one point or another, and seeing
my acting staf on screen now
and watching them physically go
through these same revelations I
had, it’s nothing short of beautiful.”
McGinness says that since
beginning production, the two are
using their inexperience in directing
as a means of learning as they go.
“We’ve both read interviews and
stuf about self-directing and all
these theses, but none of it really
mattered when we hit the set,” he
said. “We’ve started to realize that
you can only learn how to do things
way by just
on what you
l e a r n i n g
the craf of
fi l mmaking,
Fr i e d e r i c h
says the co-
directors have had to learn to adjust
to each others difering styles.
“We both have strengths in
entirely diferent areas and
weaknesses in entirely diferent
areas, but that’s okay,” he said. “He’s
had to teach me how to nail things
out and get things done in a timely
manner, and I think I’ve taught
him a lot about visuals and things
like that that are very important.”
“God, Grant Me” was partially
funded through Kickstarter, a
fundraising website that allows
people to donate to various projects,
but the project only receives
the money if it’s predetermined
goal is met by a certain deadline.
Te flm met its goal in the last
hour with 69 backers donating
a total of $4,530. One of those
backers is Michelle Leatherby,
a graphic design student at the
University from Fayetteville,
Ark. As a photographer herself,
she said it was important to
her to help fellow artists see
their work come to fruition.
“I think it’s important as an artist
to support other artists work,
even if it’s a completely diferent
feld,” she said. “It’s just nice to
be able to help other people with
their projects, because I believe
if I had a project they would help
fund it as well. It’s a real give and
take in the artist community.”
McGinness and Friederich plan
to fnish and submit the flm
in early November to various
festivals, including South by
Southwest. If accepted, they hope
to debut it in Lawrence this spring.
— Edited by James Ogden
Lawrence flmmakers debut Kickstarter-funded movie
“GOD, GRANT ME”/KICKSTARTER.COM
“God, Grant Me,”a flm created by two Lawrence residents, is currently in production. The duo reached their fundraising goal of $4,500 on Kickstarter in July.
“We both have strengths
in entirely different areas
and weaknesses in entirely
different areas, but that’s
Co-writer and -director
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• Route 41 will bypass Sunnyside
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using the fountain to head north on
Naismith and West Campus Rd. (the
blue route is affected)
• Lot 54 is still under construction
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Where’s Nick Lachay?
What: Part Time Job Fair
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Kansas Union, 4th foor
About: Need to fnd work while
going to school? The Part-Time Job
Fair is your opportunity to network
with employers who are hiring part
time help. For current part-time
job listings, visit our Part-Time Job
What: Open Call Auditions (Play)
When: 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Crafton-Preyer Theatre,
About: Open to all students of every
major! Learn about the Univer-
sity Theatre and how you can be
involved in the 2013-14 season.
Audition Workshop immediately
following for those interested.
Monday, Aug. 26 Tuesday, Aug. 27 Wednesday, Aug. 28 Thursday, Aug. 29
them to the organization.
What: Hawk Week Art Trek
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Spencer Museum of Art
About: KU students are invited to seek out
objects of wonder and curiosity from within
the SMA collection. This interactive scaven-
ger hunt will challenge teams of students
to engage with the collection in a personal
way while using smart phones to creatively
document their discoveries. The activity will
be followed by a screening of the 1967 flm
Bonnie and Clyde, starring Faye Dunaway and
Warren Beatty, in the Museum's auditorium.
This activity and flm screening is a qualifying
event in Visual Art or Film & Media Studies for
Arts Engagement students.
What: Screening of “Bonnie and Clyde”
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Spencer Museum of Art auditorium
About: Outlaw lovers and celebrated folk-he-
roes Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie
Parker (Faye Dunaway) rob banks across the
Depression-era Southwest, leaving a trail of
violence and bloodshed in their wake. Hunted
by police, Bonnie and Clyde continue in their
reckless pursuit of love, fame, and ill-gotten
money until their notoriety backfres, taking
them beyond the point of return to a "normal"
life. Released in 1967.
What: Bold Aspirations Visitor and
Lecture Series: Deborah Blum (Lecture)
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Spooner Hall, The Commons
About: The Poisoner's Guide to Life
What: Society of Women Engineers
Welcome Back (Student Group Event)
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Spahr Engineering Classroom,
About: The Society of Women Engineers
(SWE) hosts an event to welcome stu-
dents back to campus and introduce
What: Lawn Games and Librarians (Hawk
When: 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: Front lawn of Watson Library
About: Join us for bocce, washers, croquet
and more on the lawn in front of Watson
Library. Grab some freebies and discover
all that the KU Libraries have to offer
including academic resources, research
expertise and great spaces for both solo
study and group work.
What: University Dance Company Auditions
When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Robinson Center, 242
About: The University Dance Company is
a pre-professional performance ensem-
ble, accepting members by audition only.
Students rehearse approximately four
hours a week per piece for three months
prior to the performance. Dancers perform
at the Lied Center of Kansas, one of the
most prestigious performing arts venues
in the country. University Dance Company
concerts feature choreography by faculty
members and guest artists in modern,
ballet, jazz, tap, famenco, East Indian and
other dance forms. Occasionally, outstand-
ing student choreography is featured in the
Lawrence puts new
bus purchases on hold
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Lawrence
city leaders are putting the brakes
on plans to purchase new buses in
order to give another look at using
compressed natural gas to power
the public transportation feet.
Te city had planned to buy
three diesel and diesel-electric
hybrid buses, but the lower cost
of natural gas is prompting a
second look to see if it might
be more fnancially feasible to
go with an alternate fuel source.
“Tis seems like the sort of
thing that if we don’t at least
consider making the switch, we
may look back 20 years from
now and regret it,” said City
Commissioner Jeremy Farmer.
Te Lawrence Journal-World
reported the city conducted a
feasibility study four years ago
that compared the fuel costs, but
it was before natural gas prices
dropped and supplies increased.
In the last week, the average
price for diesel fuel nationally
was about $3.90 per gallon, the
U.S. Energy Information Agency
said. By comparison, compressed
natural gas sells for about $2.10
— and as low as $1 per gallon
in some regions of the country.
Increased use of hydraulic frac-
turing technologies has opened
new domestic supplies of natural
gas, helping to drive down prices.
“I think the numbers prob-
ably have changed quite a
bit since we last looked at
it,” said Mayor Mike Dever.
Dever said the use of com-
pressed natural gas would be
a signifcant change, though
more study is necessary to de-
termine if, among other issues,
the savings would be worth it.
One of those issues is in-
stallation of a quick-fueling
compressed natural gas sta-
tion. Lawrence has access to a
slow-fueling system owned by
Black Hills Energy at the utility’s
maintenance shop. It would take
several hours to fll a bus tank.
A federal grant will help pay
for the city to install a slow-fu-
eling station to be used to test
a new compressed natural gas
trash truck and a traditional city-
owned pickup truck. Dever said
a quick-fueling station would
cost $2 million to construct.
Dever said choosing a site for
a fueling station isn’t simple. Te
city’s bus feet is located in north-
ern Lawrence near the Kansas
Turnpike, while trash trucks and
other vehicles are based in eastern
Lawrence. A station to meet the
needs of both operations would
require changes in doing business.
City leaders also question
how long natural gas pric-
es will remain cheaper than
traditional oil products.
“Is the fracking industry a
sustainable one? Because that
is really what this is all built
on at the moment,” Dever said.
Residents are driving some
of the conversation. Graham
Kreicker urged commissioners
recently to delay buying new bus-
es until natural gas options were
explored. He said natural gas
companies are helping communi-
ties nationwide install quick-fuel
stations in exchange for sign-
ing long-term fuel contracts.
“Tere are communities
that have gotten over the hur-
dles you are concerned about,”
Kreicker told commission-
ers. “We should be looking to-
ward having a natural gas feet,
and we should encourage the
school district to do the same.”
A report from city staf on the
issue is expected to be complet-
ed in the next several weeks.
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Wichita man pleads
guilty to second-
WICHITA, Kan. — A 25-year-
old Wichita man has pleaded
guilty in the slaying of another
man who was held down as his
throat was slashed.
The Wichita Eagle reports
K. Louis pleaded guilty Friday to
second-degree murder, aggra-
vated robbery and aggravated
burglary in the Aug. 4, 2012,
death of Phem Xiong.
Louis, who was scheduled
to go on trial Monday on a
frst-degree murder charge, will
be sentenced Oct. 1.
Vat Sana Khamvongsa testi-
fed in December he was with
Louis and a third man, Jerry
Thatch, when they went into
Xiong’s home after a night in
Wichita’s Old Town. Khamvong-
sa said Jerry Thatch held Xiong’s
feet while Louis cut his throat.
Thatch’s murder trial begins
Oct. 15; Khamvongsa is to be
sentenced on a lesser charge
the same day.
— Associated Press
Te rivalry between Kan-
sas and Missouri dates back to
Quantrill’s Raid, when the guer-
rilla leader William Quantrill
led 400 Missourians to Law-
rence, a hub for abolitionists,
and killed roughly 180 boys
and men and set the city on fre.
Te rivalry, then fueled by
slavery, is still very much
alive, as last week’s 150th an-
niversary of the raid proved,
at least on Missouri’s side.
While several community
organizations in Lawrence re-
membered the date in history
by leading the live reenactment
of the historical event on Twit-
ter with the nationally trending
hashtag #QR1863, some on the
other side of the border burnt
Kansas merchandise to cele-
brate the victory of Quantrill.
Video and photos of the burn-
ing went viral through Buzz-
Feed, getting more than 2,000
shares on Facebook and 8,400
likes a day afer it was frst posted.
Soon debate raged over social
media, with Missourians de-
fending their victory and oth-
ers criticizing the “classless” act.
Te Fake KU
C o mp l i a n c e
much sums up
the dif between
the 2 fan bases
#cl assVSt rash
a link to the BuzzFeed article.
Christine Metz Howard, who
initiated the #QR1863 project
as the communications manag-
er of the Lawrence Convention
and Visitors’ Bureau, also dis-
approved of the way Missouri
chose to commemorate the an-
niversary of Quantrill’s Raid.
“I don’t think the loss of nearly
200 men and the destruction of
a town should be celebrated any-
where, even if it is now correlated
to showing pride in your sports
team,” Metz Howard said. “It was
a tragedy and it’s just something
that shouldn’t be celebrated ever.
I mean women
the town really
had to rebuild
from the ashes.”
Even the au-
thor of the
a much larger
story here about the search for
identity that’s happening out in
the Midwest...and how sports has
gotten tied up into an awful, awful
day in our country’s past…but for
the moment, all I’ve got lef is this:
I’m a very proud Missouri alum,
but seeing this is so upsetting.”
— Edited by Hannah Barling
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MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN PAGE 3A
Hot Box Cookies, Lawrence’s
newest addition to downtown,
is bringing an innovative and
refreshing spinto the world of
milk and cookies. Te compa-
ny, based in Columbia, Mo.,
opened shop at 732 Massachu-
setts Street, the former home of 3
Spoons Yogurt, and adds a
new variable to the Lawrence
sweets scene by ofering a ser-
vice one may not expect from a
business specializing in deserts.
“Our business model is fo-
cused primarily on delivery,”
said co-owner Corey Rimmel.
“Te walk-in trafc is good,
but the biggest part of the busi-
ness is defnitely delivery.”
Hot Box will deliver to all res-
idents within the Lawrence city
limits, requiring only a mini-
mum of a $12 purchase to qual-
ify for delivery (which conve-
niently equates to 12 cookies).
In addition to cookies, Hot
Box will ofer cookie cakes, milk
(chocolate and regular), milk-
shakes and even their own raw
cookie dough for customers to
take home and bake themselves.
Hot Box’s late hours of op-
eration will be conducive to
the majority of students’ week-
end schedule. Rimmel said the
shop will initially be open un-
til midnight on weekdays and 1
a.m. on the weekends, but adds
that these closing times could
get later as the business grows.
Rimmel thinks that Law-
rence is the ideal city to house
Hot Box’s second location.
“I’ve been to Lawrence plen-
ty of times over the last seven
or eight years, and really love
the town a lot,” he said. “I real-
ly wanted to open the store in a
college town to get involved with
the community and University.”
— Edited by Allison Kohn
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Buzzfeed writer Dan Oshinsky comments on the relationship between sports and history in this tweet.
States question pensions
for private employees
ALBANY, N.Y. — As a lobbyist in
New York’s statehouse, Stephen Ac-
quario is doing pretty well. He pulls
down $204,000 a year, more than
the governor makes, gets a Ford
Explorer as his company car and
is aforded another special perk:
Even though he’s not a gov-
ernment employee, he is en-
titled to a full state pension.
He’s among hundreds of lobby-
ists in at least 20 states who get
public pensions because they rep-
resent associations of counties,
cities and school boards, an Asso-
ciated Press review found. Legisla-
tures granted them access decades
ago on the premise that they serve
governments and the public. In
many cases, such access also in-
cludes state health care benefts.
But several states have started
to question whether these orga-
nizations should qualify for such
benefts, since they are private
entities in most respects: Tey
face no public oversight of their
activities, can pay their top ex-
ecutives private-sector salaries
and sometimes lobby for posi-
tions in confict with taxpayers.
New Jersey and Illinois are among
the states considering legislation
that would end their inclusion.
“It’s a question of, ‘Why are we
providing government pensions to
these private organizations?’” said
ic Rep. Elaine Nekritz.
Acquario, executive director
and general counsel of the New
York State Association of Coun-
ties, argues that his group gives
local government a voice in the
statehouse, and the perk of a state
pension makes it easier to hire
people with government expertise.
“We want the people that work
in local governments to continue
to be part of the solution,” he said.
“We represent the same taxpayers.”
Te debate is more about princi-
ple than big money, since the stafs
of such organizations are relative-
ly small and make barely a ripple
in huge state retirement systems.
Anniversary of Quantrill’s
Raid creates national buzz
Hot Box Cookies opens new
shop on Massachuetts Street
“It was a tragedy and
it’s just something that
shouldn’t be celebrated
CHRISTINE METZ HOWARD
Lawrence Conventions Bureau
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A 19-year-old male was
arrested yesterday on the
1100 block of Indiana Street
on suspicion of purchase,
possession or consump-
tion of alcohol by a minor.
A $100 bond was posted.
A 19-year-old male was
arrested yesterday on the
3500 block of Clinton Park-
way on suspicion of thef.
A $100 bond was posted.
A 24-year-old female was
arrested yesterday on the
1400 block of 19th Street on
suspicion of operating a ve-
hicle under the infuence.
A $500 bond was posted.
A 22-year-old female was
arrested yesterday on the
1300 block of Kentucky Street
on suspicion of operating a
vehicle under the infuence.
A $500 bond was posted.
— Emily Donovan
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 PAGE 4A
ome of you Jayhawks, from
what I can gather from every
single bar I’ve ever been to
in Lawrence on a Friday night, are
interested in sex. You might be
frequently having sex. You might
infrequently be having sex. You
might not have had sex, but want
to have it in the near-future. You
might be having sex with a casual
partner or with someone you’re in
a relationship with. You might be
having sex with a person who is
biologically male, or biologically
female, or both. Te fact of the
matter is, despite the kind of sexu-
al activity you do or do not engage
in, if you’re someone who can get
pregnant, or you’re going to have
sex with someone who can get
pregnant, you should probably
consider using contraception—
aka birth control.
Tis is under the assumption
that since y’all are students, you
might not exactly want a bun in
the oven anytime soon. If that’s
not the case, let me know if you
need a babysitter, because while
I’m currently hanging an “out of
order” sign on my oven, babies
are pretty cute (from a distance,
belonging to someone else, and
again, not in my womb). But, if
your feelings are similar to mine,
and you’d like to avoid pregnancy,
here’s some tips about accessing
birth control while a student at
1. Tere are lots of diferent birth
control methods. I’m guessing
most of you know about condoms
and oral contraceptives, or, “the
pill”. But those aren’t your only
options. Reversible birth control
methods are divided into three
categories: intrauterine contracep-
tion, such as an IUD; hormonal
methods, like the pill, but also in-
cluding many others like the patch
and a hormonal implant; and
barrier methods, such as good-
old fashioned condoms, as well
new-fangled female condoms,
spermicide, and diaphragms. It’s
best to use at least two methods of
birth control, each being in a dif-
ferent birth control category (so
pairing a hormonal method with
a barrier method for example).
Bedsider.org is a great resource
to check out what birth control
method is best for you.
2. As of August 2013, all employ-
er-based insurance plans must
include some type of coverage
of birth control without co-pay,
so if you have health insurance
and you want or need birth
control, congrats! As a side-note,
if you still have a co-pay on birth
control, call your health insurance
provider—you may need to switch
to the generic or brand-name
of your current birth control
method, or switch to a diferent
3. If you don’t have health insur-
ance, there are still ways for you
to get afordable birth control. Te
Lawrence Public Health Depart-
ment ofers a sliding scale on
birth control, making it far more
afordable to students- it’s also
completely confdential. Tis is
important if you’re in a situation
where you’re dependent on some-
one else’s health insurance and
want to be on birth control, but
whoever you’re dependent on for
health insurance wouldn’t support
you being on birth control. Te
LPHD is super helpful, and will
work with you to try to best navi-
gate your situation.
4. If you live in the residence
halls or scholarship halls, guess
what? Free condoms for you! You
can usually get them at the check-
in desk if you’re in the dorms,
or fnd them tucked in with the
health supplies in schol-hall
land. If you don’t feel comfort-
able getting condoms from your
on-campus housing, you can get
condoms (and female condoms,
and dental dams, and lube, and
feminism!) from the Commission
on the Status of Women’s Cube in
the SILC ofce, located on the 4th
foor of the Union, all for the low,
low price of nothing.
5. If you’re not sold on free
condoms, you can also buy them
super cheap from Watkins Phar-
macy on campus. Te average
price for most of them is three for
50 cents plus tax. Tat means for a
dollar, you get six rounds of safe,
no-pregnancy fun! What a deal.
Basically, birth control is awe-
some, varied, in your proximity,
and very much afordable. So
what are you waiting for? Go get
your not-babymaking on.
Katherine Gwynn is a junior studying
English and women, gender and
sexuality studies. Follow her
Birth control options abundant, accessible on campus
Environment discussions depend
upon research instead of politics
lead to senior wisdom
LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX, BABY
he public is only concerned
with the environment
when it’s economically
convenient. During the Great
Recession, all climate change
regulation was out the window
as America recovered. Now that
recovery is underway, billions
of stimulus dollars have found
their way to cleaner technology
subsidies while all oil and gas
activities – from tighter oil to
tar sands, pipelines to ofshore
drilling – are again receiving extra
scrutiny. Hell, even the bankrupt
city of Detroit found the funds
to scrutinize a pile of petroleum
coke – a refning byproduct and a
coal substitute. Tere’s nothing ex-
plicitly terrible with the intensifed
regulation – oil and gas businesses
are familiar with the challenging
policy environment – aside from
opportunity cost. However, it
has become too easy to derail the
energy-future discussion. Tere’s
just too much arm-waving getting
in the way of a great discussion on
what it’s going to take to get to a
better energy future.
“Arm-waving” is another way of
saying distracting. Imagine the
cheesy movies where one pseu-
do-hero claims “I’m going to make
a distraction!” and then proceeds
to do something very silly to dis-
tract the villain. I refer to the big-
gest arm-waving culprits as “the
aggregators.” Tey’re smart people
with great media experience. Tey
read. Tey synthesize. Tey write.
Tey fnd great data and combine
it in all sorts of ways, interpreting
it to their desired outcome. But,
they lack the technical experience
to know when what they’re argu-
ing is absurd, enfaming all kinds
Let’s think about how this
impacts hydraulic fracturing. It
isn’t uncommon to hear someone
exclaim that “We just don’t know
what toxic chemicals are going
into the ground during fracking.”
Tat claim is just a distraction;
the real question is whether or
not these chemicals are fnding
their way back to the surface.
And if they aren’t, then what’s the
hollering about? Tere is a defnite
precedence for storing industrial
waste and harsh chemicals un-
derground – see Class I through
VI disposal well permitting from
But let’s entertain the aggrega-
tors. What if those harsh chem-
icals and natural gas itself fnds
its way to my drinking water?
Tat could be a serious problem.
Don’t quote fammable water in
Pennsylvania. Tat myth has been
debunked years ago; not only is
methane naturally occurring in
some aquifers there, coal beds
produce methane and Pennsylva-
nia is full of coal mining towns.
What then about the Duke Pro-
ceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences study showing higher
concentrations of methane (nat-
ural gas) in water sources? Tat
study was published just this last
year. Now we have a conversation.
Te aggregators wave a powerful
study proving their point. Howev-
er, if you do a quick Google search
for the study and add the word
“rebuttal”, you fnd that there’s
equally damning evidence dis-
counting the study as legitimate.
Te oil and gas companies remain
So now we’re at square one, a
stalemate. Te public isn’t going to
sit down and study the correlation
methods used by those Duke
researchers. Tey’re relying on
information from incredibly unre-
liable sources, perhaps the natural
gas company itself, or environ-
mental groups whose funding
depends on shunning any fracking
activity. Of course, the public also
lacks technical understanding and
picks up whatever their side puts
down. Te argument continues
as everyone tries to infuence
Educating everyone with techni-
cal understanding isn’t the key to
resolving the stalemate. No one is
incentivized to collaborate; what
diference does it make what they
think or know? Tis is the crux
of the issues facing the energy
Te energy future isn’t about cut-
ting the price at the pump. Tat’s
a red herring. It’s about trying to
preserve the quality of life enjoyed
today. What are you willing to pay
for electricity? Travel? Air condi-
tioning in the summer and heat
in the winter? No one who thinks
critically about the energy future
has ever claimed that “fracking” is
a silver bullet; it’s well understood
that this stimulation method is a
powerful addition to a portfolio of
oil and gas extraction techniques.
What does that mean for us here
at the University? I’ll be writing
critically about energy issues all
year; I will do my best to not wave
my arms as a tree hugger or an
evil, greedy oilman. It’s complex:
an entire novel could be written
about how water transporta-
tion related to oil production is
destroying municipal roads in
Pennsylvania or how the U.S. is
putting itself at an international
competitive disadvantage by
refusing to burn coal. Join me for
a year of thinking critically about
energy. Let’s stop aggregating and
arm waving, together.
Chris Ouyang is a senior studying
engineering and economics from
Overland Park, Kan.
Follow him @ChrisOuyang.
o you fnd yourself on
campus, and you’re probably
wondering what to do with
yourself. Tere are classes to go
to, an overwhelming number of
books to buy and about twenty
diferent activities demanding
your attention all at once. As a
senior going into her fourth year
of this experience, believe me, it
doesn’t get any less hectic.
For most of us, a new school
year is like a fresh start, a way
to get back on track, improve
and discover. Everyone always
associates this mentality with
freshman; I ofen hear it phrased
somewhat like, “Te freshmen are
crazy ‘cause they’re trying to make
a new identity for themselves.”
But in truth, college students are
Personally, I spent the frst
semester of my freshman year
completely overwhelmed by my
academic and social life (or lack
thereof). As the daughter of two
educators, and someone who
holds herself to high academic
standards, I worried profusely
that I wouldn’t get good grades.
And if I wasn’t worrying about my
homework, I was worrying that
I wasn’t meeting enough people
because I was too busy worrying
about my homework. Needless
to say, I made my frst semester
pretty rough for myself.
What I discovered quickly into
my second semester, however,
is that everything gets easier (or
at least less overwhelming) the
second time around. And once I
realized that I could still get good
grades without thinking about
class 24/7 it became more a matter
of fnding a balance between
classes and people, than devoting
myself to one and forgetting the
Tis is easier said than done. I’ve
spent many nights staying in with
the intention of studying, only
to spend the evening watching
countless Youtube videos. While
this makes for great conversa-
tion topics later on, it isn’t really
conducive to either academics or
a social life. Besides, the whole
point of a new school year is get-
ting out there, participating, and
trying new things, right? Trolling
the internet into the wee hours
of the night probably isn’t going
to help you achieve any personal
goals (unless trolling the internet
is your goal).
So, as a senior at the Universi-
ty, I’ve made a list of tips I wish
someone had shared with me early
on in my college career:
1. Be proactive. Get involved,
initiate things, stay on top of
homework. Seems simple enough,
but with so much unsupervised
freedom, the ease and temptation
to put of everything and watch
Netfix becomes tenfold. I watched
every season of 30 Rock my fresh-
man year. Tina Fey is my spirit
animal, but you can’t put that on
2. Keep a schedule. Mapping
out what your average week will
look like, including class times,
commitments, and designated
recreational time will help you
see exactly how much time you
have each week to devote to social
activities, studying, and doing
anything else (like going down
to the cofee shop to stare at the
3. Make a list of goals. Since
classes are my number one priori-
ty, my personal list involves main-
ly socialization and being active.
It’s really not a good year until
you’ve made a few new friends,
awkwardly trying to learn a new
sport or workout regime.
4. Make a college bucket list.
How else can you say you truly
experienced the University and
Lawrence? A few things on my
bucket list include swimming in
the Chi Omega Fountain, trying
every restaurant on Mass Street
and studying abroad.
5. Don’t get bogged down. While
ultimately you’re here to graduate
and get a job, don’t get so caught
up in the strangeness of college
life or the idea of the future that
you can’t enjoy yourself and be
responsible. You can have it your
way, but don’t get crazy.
Remember, college is full of
opportunity and experience, and
starting the year of strong is huge
in making your time here all it can
be. If I’d gotten these tips early on,
my frst semester freshman year
would’ve looked very diferent.
Do yourself a favor and take some
initiative to make this year exactly
what you want it to be.
Tasha Cerny is a senior majoring in
English from Salina, Kan.
What ever happened to the guy who
streaked through Anschutz?
Shoutout to the people who take the
bus even on nice days
It’s been three days...why haven’t I
seen Wiggins yet??
At what time in the year does it start
being acceptable to skip my 9am
I don’t care what I wear to class
because it’s just going to be covered
in sweat anyway
Every semester, I tell myself I’ll start
taking notes and then 5 minutes
later I’m on buzzfeed
The freshmen at the rec are fnally
making me feel swole
Rest in peace, Boomer Welsh
New semester, time to commence my
The construction crew did a really
super job on that half-block of
Some dude nailed me with a water
balloon out of the passenger window.
Plotting my revenge.
So, how’s that whole alcohol.edu
thing working out?
It’s really starting to frustrate me
that famous people are younger than
me and I just watch Netfix all day.
That concert poster that had Chance
the Rapper and Earl on it was the
biggest tease ever. I wanna die.
Sometimes I wave at dogs and then
I get really sad when they don’t wave
This week will be marked by people
telling me their names and then me
My frst class is at noon tomorrow
and I’m still setting an alarm.
Lady Gaga is eventually just going to
have to kill a puppy on stage to keep
pushing the envelope.
Note to self: shamelessly bring bag
for all the free swag to next year’s
Hawk Week Block Party.
Sure, I’ll join your club. Yeah, here’s
my email address. So can I get that
t-shirt or what?
From child guest on Barney to
winning the VMAs, Selena Gomez
“started from the Barney.”
str8^ intox, dude! can you give me a
ride to Pizza Shuttle?
Lady Gaga looked all too similar to
Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New
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By Chris Ouyang
By Tasha Cerny
@UDK_Opinion incognito tabs and a seat at the very
back of class...
@UDK_Opinion Shamelessly scrolling through tumblr
for things about One Direction. #sorrynotsorry
Text your FFA
Class starts tomorrow: what
will you ACTUALLY be doing
on your computer while your
professor reads the syllabus?
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owadays, most civilians’
only chance of getting
into the president’s
house is, as demonstrated by the
baddies of “White House Down,”
through the big screen. Director
Lee Daniels has decided to give
us another peek into the White
House in “Te Butler.” Te story,
which follows the reality-based
life of retired White House butler
Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), is
a “Downton Abbey”-esque look
at the White House “below stairs”
and a behind-the-scenes look at
the powerful men who worked
Gaines, born into the broken
world of the Postbellum South,
is pulled from the sharecrop-
ping feld afer the death of his
father–killed by a beastly Alex
Pettyfer–and taken into the home
of his killer’s mother, a wealthy
old woman. While working in the
house, Gaines is taught how to
Gaines’ butler training continues
as he works at a series of restau-
rants and upscale hotels. While
working in Washington D.C., he
is “discovered” by a high up at the
White House and ofered a job.
In his 30-plus years on Pennsyl-
vania Avenue, Gaines works for
every president from Eisenhower
to Reagan and is truly a witness
to backstage history. He consoles
a widowed Jackie Kennedy and is
ROBERT STEVEN KAPLAN
The Universily of Kansas School of ßusiness
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MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 PAGE 5A
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
‘The Butler’ offers glimpse
into presidental history
CROSSWORD MOVIE REVIEW
By Maddy Mikinski
Because the stars
knows things we don’t.
Director Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” follows the story of a retired White House butler, played by Forest Whitaker.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is an 8
Watch out for work-related accidents
or misunderstandings. Allow your
roots to be shaken and still issue
new growth. Resolve conficts as they
sprout, and collect the fruits of your
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is an 8
Stop and think for a minute. If you
can’t get what you need close to
home, look farther away. The more
diffcult the challenge, the more
rewarding the effort. Your team backs
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is a 6
Watch the competition. Travel beck-
ons, but expect the unexpected. Keep
your fnances and home in order. If
you move quickly, you can make a big
proft. Practice looking at things in
a new light. Romance is as close as
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 6
Take one step at a time right now,
stopping to work out kinks along the
way. Be as practical as circum-
stances allow. Don’t be afraid to ask
friends for help. Listening is key.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 6
It’s a beautiful moment for love,
despite obstacles. The more you
overcome, the better you feel. Don’t be
afraid of mistakes ... the best stories
come from risks taken, not the ones
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 7
Things may be starting to cool down,
but you like it hot right now. There
are so many adventures to be had.
Discover and release an old pretense
for new freedom. Weed the garden.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is a 6
Choose love. You’re gaining wisdom.
Be meticulous but not picky. Learn
a new skill from a teammate. Bring
your best game. Exceed expectations.
Ignore critics. Celebrate by relaxing
with someone special.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 7
Arrange priorities. Call if you’ll be
late. Find what you need nearby. Gain
more than expected, with a bonus.
Take care not to provoke jealousies.
It’s not a good time to expand or
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is an 8
Accept full responsibility, as you
pause and refect. Temporary con-
fusion distracts. Stick to your point.
Replace or repair something broken.
Give up something you don’t need
to hold on to anymore. There’s good
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 6
Keep enough on hand without wasting
money. Use your own good judgment.
If befuddled, wait it out. It’s a tough
job, but somebody has to do it.
Prepare for some rest and relaxation.
Ah, love! Share some.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 5
Celebrate your love openly. Add
romantic touches at home, like
fowers or dramatic lighting. Buy only
what you truly need. Take a practical
fnancial route. Provide motivation
and the perfect setting.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 6
Think outside your safety zone.
Advance to the next level. Be the best.
A female has the skinny. A slight dis-
agreement’s no big deal. There’s more
work coming in. Accept constructive
one of the few people to make
it out of the Watergate Scandal
Te movie focuses on how
each of these presidents deal
with the pressing question
of Civil Rights. Gaines’ son
is involved in the civil rights
movement to the extent of being
one of Martin Luther King, Jr’s
Te portrayals of the Civil
Rights Movement and the
people who fought for equality
are what the movie does best. It
shows each presidents’ qualms
and reservations through the
uncertain years of the move-
ment and the efect their deci-
sions have on the staf at their
own house as well as the rest of
If the movie has a drawback,
it’s that there’s simply too
much time to cover. More than
20 years are skipped in the
beginning and near the end. At
the end of “Time Lapse One,”
Gaines has already moved from
his home in the south up to
D.C. and we aren’t given much
insight into how he got there.
In the grand scheme of things,
this is only a tiny wrinkle. Te
Butler is engaging and
inspirational with a series of
star-studded cameos to com-
plete the trifecta. Lee Daniels’
“Te Butler” gets two (white-
gloved) thumbs up.
—Edited by Allison Kohn
Madden 25 brings new features
to gamers for the 25th anniversary
edition, which comes out Aug. 27.
Increased control over skill players
highlight the newest features as
the game shifs to next-generation
Te frst installment of Madden
NFL was released for desktop
computers in 1988 with the game
title “John Madden NFL.” Te name
of the franchise was not changed
to “Madden NFL” until 1993, afer
EA Sports Development Compa-
ny received the rights to use NFL
athletes within its game.
Madden NFL has evolved signif-
cantly since the frst edition of the
game for PC. Te game has moved
all the way through Nintendo and
Sega consoles, and within the past
ffeen years, the game has migrated
more toward Xbox and Playstation
consoles. On Tuesday, “Madden
25” will be released on both Play-
station 3 and Xbox 360 to celebrate
25 years of the football game’s
Tis year, with the release of
“Madden 25,” the game will
continue to be geared toward the
next-generation consoles Play-
station 4 and Xbox One with a
separate release date in November
when the next-generation consoles
According to Game Informer
magazine, the game will contain
some favorite modes from last year,
including Coach Mode and Owner
Mode, a mode where a player can
control ticket and concession pric-
es, upgrade a team’s stadium or re-
locate to a diferent city and change
the team’s name. Tese modes
may be entertaining to some, and
relatively boring to others; however
these can all be connected to create
an immersive NFL franchise. Te
option to create a player, or control
only one player through the course
of a season is also there to be taken
advantage of if a player desires to
Along with the improvements
made to the game modes that are
available to play, the game play itself
has improved since last year’s game.
According to IGN.com, the
control over the ofensive running
game is one of the biggest improve-
ments to the game. With a new
feature known as the Precision
Modifer, running backs, wide
receivers and tight ends are now
easier to handle, and the feature
gives players more control over stif
arms, jukes, spins and truck moves,
and provides potential combina-
tions for a more realistic feel.
Te Xbox 360 and Playstation
3 version of the game will feature
former Detroit Lions running back
Barry Sanders on the cover, and
the next-generation versions will
feature the Vikings running back
—Edited by Evan Dunbar
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN PAGE 6A
Madden 25 expands features for next-generation gaming
The 25th anniversary edition of the Madden Franchise comes out Aug. 27. Increased control over skill players highlights the
newest features as game shifts to next generation consoles.
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Te University’s African Drum
Ensemble (ADEKU) invites new
members to join in its frst two
weeks of practice. Te ensemble
rehearses Monday nights from
7:30 to 10 p.m., beginning tonight,
in Murphy Hall room 118. No
experience is required and mem-
bership is free. Te group recently
performed at the Busker Festival
this weekend, along with many
other acts downtown.
Students and members of the
community are invited to join.
Te ensemble is directed
by Dylan Bassett, a University
lecturer with a bachelor’s degree
in music and a master’s degree in
global and international studies.
Bassett said the group performs
traditional rhythms from three
areas in West Africa, including the
ancient empire of Mali.
Members of the ensemble will
learn about traditional drums
played in diferent areas of West
Africa, and will learn about 10
rhythms each semester. Bassett
asks that members attend practice
each week and be available for
three to fve performances per
If you have any questions about
the ensemble, or are interested in
joining, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
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Stars sport scandalous
outfts onstage at VMAs
Following the ten-year anniver-
sary of the infamous Britney and
Madonna smooch, MTV’s Video
Music Awards maintained a high
shock factor level with endless en-
tertainment. With a star studded
set list of artists such as Drake,
Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus,
Bruno Mars and Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis, the 2013 VMA’s were
the buzz of social media last night.
Starting of the VMA pre-show,
Miley Cyrus continued to channel
her punk style with a Dolce &
Gabbana black bejeweled crop
top and matching pants. With her
bleach blonde pixie cut twisted
into two Zenon-esque topknots,
it is safe to say that her innocent
Hannah Montana days are in the
past. She has quickly become a
style icon following ofen risqué
and unique fashion choices.
Ariana Grande maintained her
cute, doll-like persona throughout
both the red carpet walk as well as
her pre-show performance. Start-
ing of in a classic Kenley Collins
foral frock with white pumps
and later switching to a sequined
lavender mini dress, Grande kept
it simple, fun, and ageappropriate.
In a beige, foor-length spiked
gown with a scandalous thigh-
high slit, Ellie Goulding balanced
edge and beauty. Rapper 2 Chainz
also made a statement dressed
from head to toe in Versace pat-
terned pants, jacket, and hat.
Lady Gaga continued her legacy
of outrageous performances.
Switching between six outfts
throughout her opening act, Gaga
managed to rock a white smock
with a square white hat, asequined
black body suit, blue blazer with
matching skirt, both white and
yellow wigs, face paint, and even-
tually stripped down to a seashell
In a night flled with incredible
music and fashion, all eyes were
on music’s biggest stars.
—Edited by Hannah Barling
Ellie Goulding arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards yesterday, at the Barclays
Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
LONDON — Oscar-winning
actor Kevin Spacey says television
has overtaken cinema as the home
of quality character-driven drama,
but the industry risks failure if
it doesn't recognize that viewers
want control over what they watch,
Spacey told the Edinburgh
International Television Festival
on Tursday that the success of
his political thriller "House of
Cards" — released in a single burst
of 13 episodes on video stream-
ing service Netfix earlier this
year — showed that viewers "want
"If they want to binge — as
they've been doing on 'House Of
Cards' — then we should let them
binge," he said.
Spacey is the frst actor invited to
deliver the festival's keynote speech
— an invitation he attributed to
the success of "House of Cards'"
years ago I
been up here
never have allowed me to even
consider being on a television
series afer winning an Oscar," said
Spacey, who won Academy Awards
for performances in "Te Usual
Suspects" and "American Beauty."
He said shows like "Te Wire,"
''Dexter" and "Breaking Bad"
proved television had taken over
from the movies in
terms of sophisti-
but argued that
that this "golden
age" was at risk if
the industry did
not respond to the
ways new technol-
ogy, the Internet
and social media
had changed view-
"We no longer live in a world of
appointment viewing," he said. "So
the water cooler has gone virtual,
because the discussion is now
"Studios and networks who
ignore either shif — whether the
increasing sophistication of story-
telling, or the constantly shifing
sands of technological advance-
ment — will be lef behind," he
Spacey said the critical and
commercial success of "House of
Cards" ''demonstrated that we have
learned the lesson that the music
industry didn't learn — give people
what they want, when they want
it, in the form they want it in, at a
reasonable price, and they'll more
likely pay for it rather than steal it."
In another event at the festival
Friday, Spacey said that movie
producers could adopt asimilar
approach to help beat piracy,
releasing flms simultaneously
online, in cinemas and on DVD.
Character-driven TV trumps the movies
ESPN breaks collaboration with PBS on investigation of NFL
Double-Oscar winner Kevin Spacey at a rehearsal before delivering the keynote speech to the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh television festival on
Thursday Aug. 22. Spacey says television has overtaken cinema as the home of quality character-driven drama.
LOS ANGELES — ESPN ended
its collaboration with PBS on an
investigation of the NFL and play-
ers' head injuries as public TV pro-
ducers expressed surprise over the
abrupt collapse of the 15-month
partnership. ESPN said its decision
was based on a lack of editorial
control over "League of Denial: Te
NFL's Concussion Crisis," airing in
October on PBS' "Frontline" public
afairs series. At
ESPN's request, its logo was being
removed from websites related to
the project and from the flm itself.
"Because ESPN is neither produc-
ing nor exercising editorial control
over the 'Frontline' documentaries,
there will be no co-branding in-
volving ESPN on the documenta-
ries or their marketing materials,"
ESPN said in a statement. "Te use
of ESPN's marks could incorrectly
imply that we have editorial
control. It was a mistake on ESPN's
part that it didn't reach the con-
clusion sooner,” ESPN spokesman
Josh Krulewitz said Friday.
Te head injury issue has poten-
tially vast implications for the NFL,
with more than 4,000 former play-
ers suing the league over claims
it hid known concussion risks,
leading to high rates of dementia,
depression and even suicides.
Some believe the players' claims
could be worth $1 billion or more
if they move forward in court. Te
cases involve the deaths of players,
medical care of players with
disabling dementia, and lifelong
medical monitoring for those who
are now symptom-free.
Te NFL on Friday denied a
New York Times report that it had
pressured ESPN to drop out of the
project with "Frontline." Te sports
network has a lucrative contract to
carry league games on "Monday
Te Walt Disney Co.-owned
ESPN pays the NFL more than
$1 billion a year for the broadcast
rights, the Times said.
ESPN denied that the NFL had
any infuence. "Te decision to re-
move our branding was not a result
of concerns about our separate
business relationship with the NFL.
As we have in the past, including
as recently as Sunday, we will
continue to cover the concussion
story aggressively through our own
reporting," the channel said in a
In a separate statement, ESPN
President John Skipper defended
the channel as a leader "in report-
ing on the concussion issue, dating
back to the mid-1990s," and said
he wanted to stress its commitment
to journalism and support for the
work of its reporters.
Raney Aronson, "Frontline" depu-
ty executive producer, said she and
others at "Frontline" were taken
aback by ESPN's decision and that
they weren't privy to details of why
it was made.
"It's anybody's guess right now
about what actually happened,"
said Aronson. In an online state-
ment, she and "Frontline" executive
producer David Fanning said
they regretted ESPN's exit afer a
productive editorial partnership
with ESPN's investigative program
"Outside the Lines." Te Sunday
report cited Friday by ESPN as an
example of its continuing report-
ing on concussions was part of its
partnership with "Frontline," which
Aronson noted was credited on the
ESPN executives were long aware
of the "Frontline" approach to
"League of Denial," Aronson said,
with the PBS series controlling
what it aired or posted online
and ESPN doing the same for its
programs or postings. "Frontline"
had been working closely with
ESPN's senior vice president and
news director Vince Doria and
senior producer Dwayne Bray, with
no indication of discord until last
Friday, she said.
Te two-part "League of Denial,"
airing Oct. 8 and 15, draws on
reporting by ESPN’s Steve Fainaru
and Mark Fainaru Wada.
“If they want to binge —
as they’ve been doing on
‘House Of Cards’ — then
we should let them binge”
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Culebra Peak in remote southern
Colorado this past weekend, I had
the realest of realizations: this is hard as
hell. Sure, I’d guess the majority of the stu-
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old cousin cruised to the summit, but I was
gassed. zmy legs felt like Jell-O, aand my
And where does my mind always tend
to wander? Sports. Expectations were high
last go around for the Kansas City Chiefs.
And you’re entitled to your lofy opinion
this year. Te Chiefs had six pro-bowlers
and fxed their most glaring needs at head
coach and quarterback in the of-season.
But hold your horses on that bold predic-
tion of yours.
Te Chiefs are still a mountain away.
Remember the team was a dreadful 2-14
last year. Remember that the Chiefs only
played seven games within 14 points of
their opponent. Remember the incredible
trio of the Bills, Bengals and Browns beat
the Chiefs by a combined 63 points.
So, are the changes and returning cast
enough for a playof push? Tat’s like think-
ing your dog will learn how to open your
fridge and bring you a cold one with zero
training. I mean, both have happened, but
you’d need to check YouTube for the canine
bartender and a little history for the other.
In the past decade, at least one team has
gone from worst to frst in its division each
year. Te Chiefs did it in 2003 and 2010,
by the way, so it’s possible. But I’d also take
a wild guess that Peyton Manning and the
NFL’s best receiving core weren’t in any of
Denver Broncos. Colorado. Mountains.
You get it?
As spectacularly bad as the
Chiefs were in 2012, they would
need almost a complete 180 turn
in 2013 for any playof chance.
Not like the Royals’ long shot, pray
for another 19-4 stretch, hope. I’m
talking reality, you guys.
And that reality is that the Chiefs will
be like drinking too much at the Hawk:
both very good and very bad. One Sunday,
we will be trying to fnd playof tickets on
StubHub and the next looking forward to
alley-oops from Naadir Tarpe to Andrew
Wiggins. Te ofense will sputter at times
and Jamaal Charles will run like Forrest
Gump at other times.
Patience, young grasshoppers: the time
for Kansas City sports is almost here.
Sporting KC has already arrived. Te
Royals showed they are a piece or two away
from actually making September baseball
interesting. Te Chiefs are moving in the
right direction with necessary changes and
Expect the Chiefs to have an eerily
Lots of ups, lots of
injuries. Finish around
the .500 mark, no playofs and genuine
optimism for the next season.
I’m aware the most Kansas City thing to
do is to chant “one more year.” Te length
of time of waiting for a truly good Chiefs
team – 2010 doesn’t count – is somehow
even longer than Brady Morningstar’s
career on the basketball team. Don’t get me
wrong; I’m more excited for football season
than sorority girls were to get back to the 3
B’s. I just urge you to curb your excitement
a little bit.
Oh yeah, I made it to the top of Mount
Culebra. It just took a little patience.
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Patience key for Chiefs fans
This week in athletics
By Jackson Long
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Bob Timmons Classic
HOUSTON — Houston's Andre
Johnson had 131 yards receiving
before halfime in his frst extend-
ed work of the preseason Sunday
against the New Orleans Saints.
But New Orleans' backups scored
two touchdowns in the second half
to help the Saints to a 31-23 John-
son didn't play in the preseason
opener and had less than a quarter
of work last week. On Sunday, he
grabbed seven of the eight passes
thrown to him, highlighted by a
Matt Schaub was 15 of 26 for 213
yards for Houston (2-1), and Ben
Tate ran for 74 yards and a score
flling in for Arian Foster.
Drew Brees was four of six for
104 yards and a touchdown for the
Saints (3-0) before sitting down
afer the third possession. With
Marques Colston still sitting out
with a lef foot injury, rookie ffh-
round pick Kenny Stills continued
to impress with 54 yards receiving
and a touchdown.
Backup Luke McCown came in
with 8 eight minutes lef in the sec-
ond quarter. He fnished with 118
yards Andy Tanner had 33 yards
receiving with two touchdown
receptions in the second half for
Tate piled up 51 yards on
Houston's second drive, with the
highlight coming on a 39-yard
run when he darted to the outside
and cut back in for the big gain.
He capped it with a 1-yard run
that gave Houston a Schaub was
sacked by Cameron Jordan when
he manhandled Derek Newton on
third down on Houston's next pos-
session and the Texans settled for
a 48-yard feld goal from Randy
Johnson beat his coverage and
was wide open for the 39-yard
reception in the second quarter.
Schaub was sacked afer that and
Houston's ofense stalled before
Bullock made it 13-7 with a 55-
yard feld goal.
Te Saints couldn't get much
going on ofense in their frst two
drives. Willie Jeferson got his
hands on Brees in the end zone on
the third play of their frst drive.
But before he could bring him
down, the quarterback got of a
pass that fell incomplete.
Keshawn Martin returned the
punt for a touchdown, but it was
called back because of an illegal
block by Brees was sacked by
Jared Crick to force a punt and
end the next drive. Te Saints
fnally started clicking Brees found
Pierre Tomas on a short pass
and linebacker Joe Mays was there
to make the tackle, but Tomas
wriggled free and dashed for a 51-
yard touchdown to cut the lead to
10-7 early in the second Te Saints
got that drive going on another
catch and run when Brees fnessed
a short foater to Mark Ingram
which he turned into a 29-yard
McCown's frst drive ended with
a 51-yard feld goal by Garrett
Hartley that cut Houston's lead
to 13-10. Stills grabbed a 40-yard
pass over Kareem Jackson on
third-and-6. Stills fnished the
drive four plays later when he
beat Johnathan Joseph to get wide
open on the end zone for a 14-yard
touchdown reception to put New
Orleans up 17-13.
Harris was called for his second
costly penalty of the game on a
40-yard pass interference call on
the frst play of the second half.
New Orleans took advantage of
the penalty when McCown found
Tanner for an 8-yard touchdown
strike to make it 24-16.
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down pass to Alec Lemon to get
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quarter. Tanner's second touch-
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Masters
champion Adam Scott won Te
Barclays on Sunday afer every-
one around him did their best to
lose it. Scott played bogey-free
at Liberty National, making only
two birdies on the back nine for a
5-under 66 that put him in the mix
of a crowded leaderboard at the
top. Turns out he was the only one
who stayed there.
"I can't believe it, to be honest,"
Scott said afer winning the FedEx
Cup playofs opener. "I just played
a good round today and I came
in and really didn't think it had a
chance. But obviously, things went
my way a lot out there."
Justin Rose had a 25-foot birdie
putt for the lead, ran it 5 feet by
the cup and three-putted for a
bogey for a 68. Kevin Chappell had
a two-shot lead through 10 holes,
only to play the next seven holes in
7-over par to close with a 76.
Tiger Woods sufered a back
spasm on the par-5 13th hole and
hooked a fairway metal so far lef
that it landed in a swamp on the
other side of the 15th fairway,
leading to bogey. He dropped
another shot on the 15th, and then
gamely birdied the 16th and 17th
holes to pull within one shot of
Scott. Woods' putt from the back
of the 18th green was one turn
short of falling to force a playof.
Te last challenge came from
Gary Woodland, who fell out of
the lead when he hit driver on the
13th that ran into the water, lead-
ing to bogey. Woodland had birdie
chances from inside 10 feet on the
fnal three holes, and missed them
all. He closed with a 73.
"I found a way to hang in there
and grind it out and gave myself a
chance on the back nine on Sun-
day, which is everything you can
ask for," Woodland said.
Scott fnished at 11-under 273
and moved to a career-best No.
2 in the world. It was the second
time Woods has missed a playof
by one shot at Liberty National.
Woods, Woodland and Rose
shared second place with Gra-
ham DeLaet of Canada, whose 65
matched the low score of the fnal
round. DeLaet will move up to No.
9 in the Presidents Cup standings,
and with one week before qualify-
ing ends, is in good shape to make
the International team.
Woods had all four rounds in the
60s for the frst time in a year on
the PGA Tour, though it wasn't
enough. He battled stifness in
his lower back all week, which
he attributed to a sof bed in his
hotel room — the second straight
year he has had back issues from a
mattress at this event.
In a brief interview with CBS
Sports, he said it was "hypothet-
ical" when asked if he would
compete in the Deutsche Bank
the next playof
event that starts
Friday on the
ment gives its
charity money to
tion. Woods al-
ready missed the
this year, which
also benefts his
"I just got of and I'm not feeling
my best right now," he said.
Rose was feeling that great,
either. He was in position to win
the tournament with a birdie putt,
and the U.S. Open champion did
not want to leave it short. Instead,
he knocked it by farther than he
imagined, the ball stayed on the
high side of the
cup the whole
"I got too
said. "I thought it
was a putt to win
It's tough to
take." Scott won
for the second
time this year,
and at least put
himself into the
PGA Tour player of the year if he
were to go on to win the FedEx
Cup. He is No. 2 in the standings
behind Woods, though the $10
million prize does not come into
view until the Tour Championship.
Te frst playof event was packed
with plenty of energy on a spectac-
ular day across from the Statue of
Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.
Five players had at least a share
of the lead at some point in the
fnal round. Woods put up a great
fght despite his back injury. Scott
played the fnal 24 holes without
Sunday also had some of the
emotions found at Q-school for
players whose season came to an
abrupt end. And it was just as wild
at the bottom.
Only the top 100 players in the
FedEx Cup advance to the second
playof event next week outside
Boston. Geof Ogilvy could have
joined them except for missing a
2½-foot par putt on the fnal hole
that ultimately knocked him out of
the top 100.
Camilo Villegas, at No. 110,
thought he needed a 6-foot par
putt on the last hole to advance.
He missed it and was visibly angry.
“I just played a good round
today and I came in and
really didn’t think it had
a chance. But obviously,
things went my way a lot
Scott wins Barclays after Kansas Alum falters late
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN PAGE 3B
Adam Scott, of Australia, tees off on the ffth hole during the fnal round of The Barclays golf tournament yesterday in Jersey City, N.J.
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN PAGE 4B
NEW YORK — Imagine what
Miguel Cabrera might be doing
if he were completely healthy.
Te reigning American League
MVP hit a mammoth homer,
Rick Porcello enjoyed a happy
homecoming and the Detroit Ti-
gers polished of a three-game
sweep of the New York Mets
with an 11-3 victory Sunday.
Cabrera’s two-run drive was his
42nd long ball of the season and
10th in 19 games. He went 3 for 4
with a walk, rais-
ing his batting
average to a ma-
.360, and fnished
the series 7 for 13
with two hom-
ers and fve RBIs.
“It’s a lot of fun
to watch,” Porcel-
lo said. “You’ve
got to remind
yourself not to
take what he’s
done for grant-
ed, because he’s just that special
of a player and he makes it look
so easy day in and day out. But,
he’s unbelievable. He’s the best
hitter on the planet, hands down.”
Hobbled by nagging injuries to his
hip, side and knees, Cabrera jogged
slowly down the line all weekend.
When he tried to dive for
a ball at third base Sunday,
it certainly appeared to hurt.
Tat hardly slowed
him at the plate, though.
“He’s the best I’ve seen, by
far,” teammate Andy Dirks said.
“Te things that he can do, you
just sit back and say, ‘Wow.’”
Dirks put Detroit ahead with a
two-run homer, and the AL Cen-
tral leaders improved to 12-5 in
interleague play. Tey have won
34 of 49 overall, the best mark in
the American League since July 2.
Porcello (10-7) pitched seven in-
nings of four-hit ball before the Ti-
gers broke it open with a seven-run
ninth. Dirks drew a bases-loaded
walk during the outburst, which
included RBI singles by Victor
Martinez and Ramon Santiago.
Travis d’Arnaud hit his frst ma-
jor league homer for the Mets, who
have scored fve runs during a four-
game slide. Tey were outhit 33-7
in the fnal two games of the series.
“Te Tigers aren’t in the position
they’re in without having an out-
standing ofense. Tey pitched us
tough. We didn’t get a lot of guys
on,” New York manager Terry Col-
lins said. “Right now we are not
swinging the bats very well. Te
Tigers played great and we didn’t.”
Dillon Gee (9-9) lost for only the
third time in 16 starts. He entered
with a 2.27 ERA
since May 30,
mark in the
who grew up a
Mets fan nearby
in New Jersey,
lef 17 tickets
for family and
point them, either, bouncing back
from a loss to Minnesota and mov-
ing to 6-1 in his past nine outings.
“It was defnitely a little spe-
cial feeling,” Porcello said. “I’m
glad we got a win for them.”
Te right-hander was hit hard in
his only other start against the Mets
on June 28, 2011, in Detroit. He
pitched at Yankee Stadium a little
more than two weeks ago, taking a
no-decision in Detroit’s 4-3 defeat.
With the victory by Porcello, all
fve members of the Tigers’ rotation
have reached double digits in wins.
Te Tigers were trailing
by one when Martinez sin-
gled of Gee to start the sixth.
Dirks, who had three of
Detroit’s 13 hits Saturday
of All-Star ace Matt Harvey,
drove an 0-1 slider to right-cen-
ter for his eighth home run.
“I thought we probably strung
as good at-bats together this series
as we have all year throughout the
lineup,” manager Jim Leyland said.
“Tis sounds crazy, but I think the
matchup yesterday really got the
hitters pumped up because they
knew it could be a real tough day.”
Gee lasted six innings for
the 11th straight start, the lon-
gest streak of his career, and
15th time in 16 outings. But he
matched a season high by giv-
ing up 10 hits — fve in the sixth.
Austin Jackson opened the game
with a sof single and Cabre-
ra launched a 2-0 pitch toward
lef feld, where it cleared a rail-
ing in the second deck and sailed
through a triangular opening be-
neath the restaurant windows.
“When the man gets hot,
he’s hot,” Martinez said.
Te drive induced a collective
gasp from the crowd of 32,084 on
Tom Seaver bobblehead day and
gave Cabrera a major league-high
128 RBIs. Trying to become the frst
player to win consecutive Triple
Crowns, he is four homers behind
Baltimore slugger Chris Davis.
Injured Cabrera stays hot as Tigers sweep the Mets
Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman, right, celebrates with catcher Bryan Holaday after an interleague baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field,
Sunday. The Tigers won 11-3.
“The Tigers aren’t in the
position they’re in without
having an outstanding
offense. They pitched us
New York Mets
LEWISTON, Maine — “Te
Farmers’ Almanac” is using
words like “piercing cold,” ‘’bit-
terly cold” and “biting cold” to
describe the upcoming winter.
And if its predictions are right,
the frst outdoor Super Bowl in
years will be a messy “Storm Bowl.”
Te 197-year-old publication that
hits newsstands Monday predicts a
winter storm will hit the Northeast
around the time the Super Bowl is
played at MetLife Stadium in the
Meadowlands in New Jersey. It also
predicts a colder-than-normal win-
ter for two-thirds of the country
and heavy snowfall in the Midwest,
Great Lakes and New England.
“We’re using a very strong
four-letter word to describe this
winter, which is C-O-L-D. It’s
going to be very cold,” said San-
di Duncan, managing editor.
Based on planetary posi-
tions, sunspots and lunar cy-
cles, the almanac’s secret for-
mula is largely unchanged since
founder David Young pub-
lished the frst almanac in 1818.
Modern scientists don’t put much
stock in sunspots or tidal action,
but the almanac says its forecasts
used by readers to plan wed-
dings and plant gardens are cor-
rect about 80 percent of the time.
Last year, the forecast called
for cold weather for the east-
ern and central U.S. with milder
temperatures west of the Great
Lakes. It started just the op-
posite but ended up that way.
Caleb Weatherbee, the publica-
tion’s elusive prognosticator, said he
was of by only a couple of days on
two of the season’s biggest storms:
a February blizzard that paralyzed
the Northeast with 3 feet of snow in
some places and
a sloppy storm
the day before
that buried parts
of New England.
put stock in the
casts may do
well to stock up
on long johns,
especially if they’re lucky enough
to get tickets to the Super Bowl on
Feb. 2. Te frst Super Bowl held
outdoors in a cold-weather envi-
ronment could be both super cold
and super messy, with a big storm
due Feb. 1 to 3, the almanac says.
Said Duncan: “It real-
ly looks like the Super Bowl
may be the Storm Bowl.”
Te Maine-based Farmers’ Al-
manac, not to be confused with the
New Hampshire-based Old Farm-
er’s Almanac, which will be pub-
lished next month, features a mix of
g a r d e n i n g
gia and home
r e me d i e s ,
dogs to help
soothe dry, cracked skin in the winter.
Also in this year’s edition, ed-
itor Peter Geiger is leading a
campaign to get people to ditch
the penny, like Canada is doing.
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Charlie Weis said Friday that
he doesn’t know “if and when”
ofensive lineman Pearce Slater will
return to Lawrence afer traveling
to his hometown in California for
a family medical emergency.
Weis hasn’t heard back from
Slater, who arrived late on campus
to begin with, and is still pushing
to keep in contact with him. Slater
hadn’t responded by Friday, and
Weis said he is
trying to get him back on campus
as soon as
“As of right
now, I have
no idea if and
Weis said. “I
reiterating those things that I just
told you. I have not heard from
him and I’m just taking him for his
word and it is what it is.”
Te 6-foot-8, 340-pound Slater
played at El Camino Community
College for one year in California,
and was then granted three years
of eligibility when Kansas scooped
Former walk-on Wyman leads
Walk-ons hardly ever push up
the ranks and become starters, but
when they do, a good story
comes along the wayside.
Enter Matthew Wyman, a kicker
from Bloomfeld Hills, Mich.
Wyman, who was just a typical
freshmen living in the dorms, now
seems to have the upper hand in
the kicking game afer walking
onto the team last year during
Weis’ search for a solid kicker. It
looks like Weis’ advertisement is
It certainly has proved worthy
for Wyman who is at the top of
the depth chart ahead of favorite
Michael Mesh, a transfer from
Hutchinson Community College.
“He came in here a distant kicker
in the initial thought process,”
Weis said. “But he’s a candidate
to be the feld-goal
kicker because he’s
kicked so well.”
used a two-kicker
committee last year
and fnished 2012
making 62 percent
of their feld goals.
Weis said Wy-
man’s well documented skills can
best help Kansas and he’s showed
that he can grab hold of the start-
“He’s got good pop,” Weis said.
“He’s got good range, he has no
problem making it from 50 yards.
He’s been very consistent and he
has a legitimate chance of being
named the feld-goal kicker.”
While Wyman looks to secure
the feld-goal responsibilities,
junior college transfer Trevor Par-
dula looks to be tabbed for kickof
duties and possibly punts.
—Edited by Evan Dunbar
Offensive lineman Slater on leave, walk-on rises
KANSAN FILE PHOTO
Head Football Coach Charlie Weis speaks at his weekly press conference.
“As of right now, I have no
idea if and when he’ll get
NOT SO SUPER
‘Farmers’ Almanac’ predicts low
temperatures for Super Bowl
On Friday., Farmers’ Almanac managing editor Sandy Duncan, left, and editor Peter Geiger, pose in Lewiston, Maine. The
197-year-old almanac is predicting a colder-than normal winter for most of the United States, with a winter storm hitting
around the time of the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, 2014, in New Jersey.
“We’re using a very strong
four-letter word to describe
this winter, which is
Farmer’s Almanac Managing Editor
Giants safety Stevie Brown
injured in loss to Jets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.
— New York Giants free safety
Stevie Brown will miss the reg-
ular season with a torn anterior
cruciate ligament in his lef knee
that he hurt in Saturday’s pre-
season overtime loss to the Jets.
Te 27-year-old Brown, who
led the Giants with eight inter-
ceptions last season, was placed
on injured reserve on Sunday.
“I feel badly for him,” coach Tom
Coughlin said in a conference call.
“He played well for us last year
and prepared himself well for
this season. We’re defnitely go-
ing to miss him. We’ll contin-
ue, because that’s what we do.”
For now, it leaves the Giants
without the starting safeties from a
year ago, with strong safety Antrel
Rollestill out with a sprained ankle.
“But we expect Antrel to prac-
tice this week and get him back
on the feld,” Coughlin said.
Brown’s injury, which came
on a non-contact play soon af-
ter he intercepted Geno Smith’s
pass and returned it 22 yards,
will move ffh-year veteran
Ryan Mundy into a starting role.
Mundy signed with the Giants
in the ofseason afer spending his
entire career with the Pittsburgh
Steelers. He started only fve games
in four years, with one interception.
“He has played well,” Coughlin
said of Mundy. “He can play both
safety positions. He’s proven to
be physical. We’ll see about that.”
Tyler Sash, a third-year veteran,
has a chance to move up the depth
chart with Brown out for the season.
“He’s certainly going to get a lot
of playing time,” Coughlin said of
Sash. “It’s up to his production,
but the opportunity is going to be
there. He knows what’s in front
of him and has the opportunity.”
Another safety who might
have been in the mix to start is
second-year pro Will Hill, who
made the team as a free agent
out of training camp last year.
However, Hill was suspended
once last year for four games for
violating the league’s drug policy.
If he makes the Giants’ ros-
ter next week, he will miss the
frst four games of the 2013 sea-
son for another drug ofense.
“He’s been playing and playing
well,” Coughlin said of Hill. “He’s
outstanding in the special teams.
But we’re not going to have him
for four games. We acknowledge
what he can brings to the table,
but we can’t be lured into think-
ing we’re OK because he’s not go-
ing to be here. Tat’s a shame.”
Former standout cornerback
Terrell Tomas, who is making
a comeback afer two ACL sur-
geries, is probably not a candi-
date for playing time at safety.
“He played real well last night and
I feel real good about him,” Cough-
lin said. “He had a couple of serious
injuries. We want him to get close to
100 percent physically as possible.
“We know he’s a player. He’s
certainly a talented guy, an out-
standing player. We’re trying to get
him on the feld where his conf-
dence is up. We haven’t thought
about another spot. We just want
to get him confdent and playing.”
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injured on a play during the frst half of a preseason NFL football game against the
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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.
— Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive
two-run double in the bottom of
the ffh inning, Shunpei Takagi hit
two solo home runs, and Tokyo beat
Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4 on Sunday to
win the Little League World Series.
It was the 14th championship
game for Japan, which was making
its fourth straight appearance
in the title Game, and ninth
making its 23rd championship-
game appearance, has won
seven World Series titles.
Giancarlo Cortez had a two-
run single and Grant Holman
an RBI single for Chula Vista.
Trailing 4-3 afer Cortez's clutch
single in the fourth, Japan tied it
on Takagi's second homer and won
it when Hirooka lined a 2-2 pitch
down the lef-feld line for a double.
California beat Westport, Conn.,
12-1 in the U.S. championship game
Saturday, while Japan beat Mexico
3-2 for the international title.
Japan fnished the tournament
undefeated but had to rally to
beat the Americans, who lef
12 runners on base in a game
that was there for the taking.
Facing one last threat in the sixth,
the Japanese players erupted in glee,
tossing manager Masumi Omae
in the air near the mound afer
his slick felders had turned
a game-ending double play.
Unbeaten, too, entering
the game, Chula Vista struck
early to send a message that
it would be a tense afair.
Keyed by the shaggy-haired duo
of Micah Pietila-Wiggs and Jake
Espinoza at the top of the order,
California scored twice in the
top of the frst against Japan starter
Kazuki Ishida to put the pressure on.
Pietila-Wiggs was hit by a pitch
leading of and Espinoza lined
a double down the lef-feld
line. PietilaWiggs came around
to score on a passed ball and
Holman singled home Espinoza.
California received a scare when
Cortez was hit by a pitch in the
helmet during the frst inning and
departed for a pinch-runner afer
being examined on the feld. Ishida
went over to shake Cortez's hand
and apologize, and Cortez returned
to play his position when Chula
Vista took the feld for the frst time.
Holman, who pitched a no-hitter
earlier in the World Series, hadn't
pitched since Wednesday and
was shaky at the outset, walking
two of the frst three batters he
faced and throwing a wild pitch
as Japan quickly mounted a threat
of its own and tied the score.
Takuma Gomi, whose dramatic
solo home run in the top of the sixth
had given Japan a 3-2 victory over
Mexico in the international
championship on Saturday,
lined an RBI single. A botched
throw in from the outfeld on
the hit sailed wide of home
plate, allowing Takagi, who had
walked, to score the second run.
California escaped further
damage when Kyousuke Kobayashi
singled to center and Espinoza
threw out Gomi at home.
Te West champions mounted
another threat in the second,
loading the bases with two outs.
But Holman struck out, waving his
bat ever-so-slightly at a pitch that
was low and outside and shaking
his head indismay at the call.
If Japan had a plan, it likely was to
make the hard-throwing Holman
work, and the tall right-hander did
just that. When he struck out Sho
Miyao looking to end the second
inning, he had thrown 50 pitches.
Not a good omen for the West
champions with a maximum of 85
allowed and Nick Mora, the hero
of Saturday's win over Connecticut
with a 10-strikeout, two-hit
performance, ineligible to pitch.
Ishida wasn't faring any better.
Afer three innings he had thrown
69 pitches, struck out fve, walked
three, and hit three batters.
Japan took a 3-2 lead when Takagi
led of the bottom of the third by
slamming a home run over the
rightfeld fence on an 0-1 pitch. A
smile on his face, Takagi raised his
right arm in triumph as he rounded
the bases and was mobbed by his
teammates afer crossing the plate.
Holman avoided further
damage by striking out pinch-
hitter Tatsuki Nagano and
getting pinch-hitter Seiya
Nishino to ground out to frst
with two runners on. When he
went to the dugout, Holman
had only three pitches lef to
reach the maximum of 85 and
was relieved by Ricky Tibbett.
Te Japanese pitchers kept the hot-
hitting Pietila-Wiggs of-balance at
the plate, but afer getting fooled
by a pitch in the top of the fourth
he laced a ground-rule double
down the lef-feld line. Espinoza
followed with a bloop single to lef
and took second on the throw in.
Ishida then hit Mora to load the
bases, tying the World Series record
for most hit batsmen in a game,
and Keita Saito came on in relief.
Batting for the second straight
time with the bases loaded, Holman,
who hit a grand slam earlier in the
World Series, grounded to
third and Japan got the forceout
at home for the frst out.
A day earlier, Japan twice escaped
big jams in the win over Mexico,
once with the bases loaded and
nobody out. Tis time they
failed as Cortez laced a two-run
single to lef feld for a 4-3 lead.
Ricky Tibbett relieved Holman
in the fourth and retired the
side in order, striking out
two, as Chula Vista crept
that much closer to the title.
Patrick Archer walked leading
of the ffh and Dominic
Haley reached on an error by
Tsuchida to give California
a chance to extend its lead.
Wiggs then laced a shoulder-
high fastball down the lef-feld
line for a single to load the bases,
the ball hit too hard for Archer to
score from second. Tat proved
critical when Espinoza lined to
lef and Archer was out at home
on a strong throw by Gomi.
Mora struck out swinging
to end the inning, stranding
another two runners.
Japan immediately took advantage
when Takagi tied the score at 4
with his second home run, a blast
to center feld. Gomi followed
with a single, Kobayashi reached
on an infeld single, and Hirooka
lined a 2-2 pitch down the lef-
feld line for the game-winning hit.
Chula Vista threatened in the top
of the sixth, putting two runners
on, but Kobayashi got Bateman
to hit a sof one-hopper to frst.
Kensuke Tsuchida stepped on
the bag for the out and threw
to second, where shortstop
Sho Miyao tagged out pinch-
runner Michael Gaines to end it.
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Tokyo, Japan players celebrate after winning the Little League World Series Championship baseball game against Chula Vista,
Calif., yesterday in South Williamsport, Pa. Tokyo, Japan won 6-4.
Japan wins ninth championship with victory over California
Braves break cards four-game
win streak with 5-2 victory
ST. LOUIS — Mike Minor
bounced back from the shortest
outing of his career with seven
strong innings and Andrelton
Simmons homered to lead the
Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 win over
the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Atlanta, which has the best re-
cord in the NL, broke a three-game
losing streak and salvaged the f-
nal game of the four-game set.
St. Louis had a four-game win-
ning streak snapped. Minor (13-
5) gave up one run on six hits. He
struck out two and walked one. He
was pitching on seven days rest afer
allowing four runs in 1 2-3 innings
against Washington on Aug. 17.
Minor, who legged out an in-
feld hit in the seventh, recorded
his team-high 19th quality start.
Simmons hit his 12th homer
of the season, a solo shot in the
seventh that gave the Braves a
4-1 lead.Craig Kimbrel came
on with two out in the eighth
and picked up his 41st save in
44 opportunities. It was his frst
four-out save of the season.
Atlanta jumped on St. Louis
starter Lance Lynn (13-8) early
with one run in the frst and two in
the second. Lynn, who has not won
since Aug. 4, gave up four runs on
nine hits over seven innings. He
struck out fve and walked one.
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma fails to throw Atlanta Braves’ Mike Minor
out at frst during the seventh inning of a baseball game yesterday.
JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pis-
torius’ character, his temper and his
use of guns are expected to be exam-
ined in his murder trial for the killing
of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, based
on the prosecution’s list of witnesses.
Members of Oscar Pistorius’ family, an
ex-girlfriend, some of his friends and neigh-
bors, men connected to frearms clubs, a
professional cage fghter, a boxer and a host
of police specialists and experts are listed as
prosecution witnesses for the double-am-
putee Olympian’s murder trial next year.
Te Associated Press takes a closer look
at some of the 107 state witnesses afer Pis-
torius was indicted on a charge of premed-
itated murder for the killing of Steenkamp.
His trial is set to start on March 3, 2014.
FIRST ON THE SCENE
Pistorius said in an afdavit, his only
testimony so far, that Johan Stander was
the frst person he phoned afer he shot
Steenkamp in the pre-dawn hours of Feb.
14. He asked Stander to call an ambulance.
Stander, who Pistorius described as an ad-
ministrator of the gated community where
the athlete lived, arrived at the house as
Pistorius carried a fatally wounded Steen-
kamp downstairs, according to Pistorius.
As the frst person to talk to and to see
Pistorius afer the shooting, Stander’s
observations of the immediate afer-
math may help a judge decide whether
Pistorius had minutes earlier commit-
ted murder, as prosecutors say, or made
a deadly mistake — the core of the trial.
NEIGHBORS, GUARDS & ‘THE DOCTOR’
Tere are 18 people, including Stander,
on the state witness list connected to the
Silver Woods Estate where Pistorius lived.
A key part of the prosecutors’ case is
that they say some of the witnesses, like-
ly neighbors or estate workers, heard
a woman scream before the gunshots.
Te suggestion is not only of a fght be-
tween the couple, but also that Pisto-
rius should have known where Steen-
kamp was by the scream before he shot.
Security guards and an unnamed doc-
tor, who Pistorius said lived at Silver
Woods and also arrived at his house
soon afer he shot Steenkamp, may tes-
tify. Te prosecution says that Pistorius
“walked into security guards” when he
went downstairs carrying Steenkamp. Te
guards are not mentioned by Pistorus.
PISTORIUS’ FAMILY & FRIENDS
Pistorius’ uncle Arnold, brother Carl and
sister Aimee are all named as prosecution
witnesses. It’s unclear when or if members
of Pistorius’ family arrived at his home
in the hours following the shooting, but
the prosecution said in an initial charge
sheet that the runner “said to a friend/
sister that he thought it was a burglar,”
claiming Pistorius talked to people close
to him soon afer he killed Steenkamp.
Other friends of Pistorius are witness-
es, including one who also lived at Silver
Woods and a car dealer who says he intro-
duced Pistorius and Steenkamp in 2012.
TOP COPS & EXPERTS
Nearly 50 police ofcers and experts
could be called by the state at the trial,
including 17 forensic, ballistics and crime
scene specialists and a criminal psycholo-
gist. Also involved in the case are members
of South Africa’s Directorate for Priority
Crime Investigation, which deals with na-
tional priority crimes and shows how se-
riously the country’s authorities are taking
the case against its one-time sporting hero.
Hilton Botha, the police’s former
lead investigator who was dropped
from the case and later lef the force,
will likely reappear as a state witness.
DRUGS & SUBSTANCES
A sports medicine specialist and the head
of the South African sports doping labo-
ratory are listed as possible witnesses and
may deal with any substances being taken
by Pistorius amid initial claims by inves-
tigators that they found testosterone in
his bedroom. Prosecutors withdrew that
claim and Pistorius’ representatives identi-
fed the substance he was using as a legal
herbal remedy called testis compositum.
Police haven’t yet said what substanc-
es they may have found in the Olym-
pian’s house or through tests on him.
Ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor appar-
ently has stories to tell about Pistori-
us. She was in a car when he fred a gun
through the sunroof in anger at being
stopped by police at a road checkpoint,
according to a South African television
channel. Taylor’s mother, Trish Taylor, re-
portedly posted on Facebook soon afer
the shooting: “I am so glad Sammy is safe
and sound and out of the clutches of that
man. Tere were a few occasions when
things could have gone wrong with her
and his gun during the time they dated.”
Te comments were later removed and
the Taylors have declined to comment.
Mother and daughter are both prosecu-
tion witnesses. Two other women Pistori-
us was once involved with also are listed.
Te Taylors, a former professional soccer
player and a boxer could testify to Pistori-
us’ character and whether, as prosecutors
may hint, he was prone to anger and pos-
sibly violence and was reckless with guns.
Te former soccer player, Mark
Batchelor, has said that a drunk-
en Pistorius once threatened him.
Te boxer, Kevin Lerena, is believed
to have been with Pistorius at a Johan-
nesburg restaurant weeks before the
shooting when the athlete shot a gun
accidentally under a table. Te naming
of two men from frearms clubs Pistori-
us had connections to shows that pros-
ecutors will examine his gun history.
Close friends of Steenkamp and
an ex-boyfriend of the model also
are named by the state as witnesses.
It’s not certain what connections a Jo-
hannesburg-based cage fghter has to
the case. Also intriguing is what testi-
mony may come from Elizabeth de Jager
of the South African Weather Service.
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN PAGE 8B
Prosecution lists 107 witnesses in Pistorius trial
Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives outside the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, Aug. 19. Pistorius was indicted Monday on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition.
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN PAGE 9B
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salva-
dor Perez homered early, then
drove in the tiebreaking run in
the eighth and the Kansas City
Royals ended their seven-game
losing streak on Sunday, rebound-
ing for a 6-4 victory afer blowing
a 4-0 lead against Washington.
With two out and a runner on frst
and the game tied 4-all in the eighth,
Billy Butler hit a hard grounder
that frst baseman Adam LaRo-
che knocked down. Te ball rolled
several feet to his right and when
Stammen was late to cover the
bag, the slow-running Butler kept
the inning going by chugging to
frst with an infeld single. Stam-
men then walked Mike Moustak-
as on fourth pitches and Perez hit
a hard grounder to shortstop Ian
Desmond. He bobbled momentari-
ly and his throw to third was late, al-
lowing the tiebreaking run to cross
the plate on what was frst ruled a
felder’s choice and then changed
to an infeld single before David
Lough’s RBI single made it 6-4.
Kelvin Herrera (5-6) pitched 1 1-3
innings of relief for only the Royals’
third victory in 13 games. Craig
Stammen (7-6) took the loss
and was part of a shaky de-
fense that led to the Nation-
als’ frst loss in six road outings.
Greg Holland pitched the ninth
for his 35th save in 37 oppor-
tunities, giving up two singles
but striking out the side. Stam-
men went one inning, gave up
three hits and two earned runs.
Royals starter Ervin Santana
was handed a 4-0 lead afer the
frst inning but gave up three
home runs, including Bryce Harp-
er’s two-run shot with two out
in the seventh that tied it 4-all.
Santana had a 4-1 lead and two
out in the seventh when Denard
Span’s third hit of the day went for
his third home run of the year. Ryan
Zimmerman followed with a single,
bringing a visit to the mound by
Royals pitching coach Dave
Eiland. Harper then hit Santa-
na’s next pitch over the fence
in lef-center, bringing Her-
rera in from the bullpen.
Washington starter Dan Ha-
ren entered the game 4-0 in six
career starts in Kaufman Sta-
dium and had never allowed
more than two earned runs in
KC, But that quickly changed.
On Haren’s third pitch, Gordon hit
the 11th leadof home run of his ca-
reer. Afer Emilio Bonifacio walked,
Eric Hosmer hit an RBI single.
Hosmer was out trying to steal, then
Mike Moustakas singled and Perez
homered for a 4-0 lead against Ha-
ren, who had been 4-2 since com-
ing back from the DL on July 8.
Haren was in danger again in the
second and saved only by a stand-
out double play started by LaRo-
che, who dove to his right to spear
a line smash of Gordon’s bat. From
his knees, LaRoche threw to second
base to double of Alcides Escobar.
Afer that, Haren allowed only
two singles while going sev-
en innings. He was charged
with four runs on eight hits.
In the Nationals fourth, Des-
mond homered for the second
time in two games. Te ball
bounced of the facade of the Roy-
als hall of fame behind lef feld
and was estimated at 431 feet.
Span drilled a ball of Santana’s
right hip with one out in the third,
the ball bounding all the way into
foul territory behind third base
while Anthony Rendon went from
second to third. But afer testing
the leg and visiting with the Roy-
als trainer on the mound, Santana
stayed in to strike out Zimmerman
and retire Harper on a shallow fy.
Santana was charged with four
runs on 11 hits in 6 2-3 innings,
with seven strikeouts and no walks.
Chiefs release fan favorite Stanzi, with Bray winning third string
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Greg Holland, left, and catcher Salvador Perez, right, celebrate their 6-4 win over the Washington Nationals at the end of a baseball game
at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., yesterday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Te
Kansas City Chiefs parted ways
with one of their most polariz-
ing quarterbacks in recent years
Sunday when they cut Ricky
Stanzi, a former ffh-round draf
pick who never saw the feld
yet some fans seemed to love.
Stanzi was among 14 players who
were cut ahead of Tuesday’s dead-
line to reach the 75-man roster limit.
Te Chiefs must reach the
53-man limit for the reg-
ular season by Saturday.
Stanzi, who was drafed by former
general manager Scott Pioli, was
beaten out for the No. 3 quarterback
job by undrafed free-agent Tyler
Bray. Stanzi was just 5 of 12 for 42
yards in the preseason, and did not
play in the most recent two games.
Kansas City wraps up its
preseason schedule Turs-
day night against Green Bay.
Stanzi was joined by wide re-
ceiver Terrance Copper and de-
fensive back Neiko Torpe in
players who were part of last
year’s 2-14 team that were in-
volved in the frst round of cuts.
Also cut Sunday were cornerbacks
Vince Agnew, Otha Foster III, Ka-
maal McIlwain; ofensive linemen
Ryan Durand, A.J. Hawkins
and Hutch Eckerson; defensive
ends Miguel Chavis and Rob
Lohr; running back Jordan Rob-
erts; fullback Braden Wilson and
wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker.
“Tis is always a difcult time of
year,” new GM John Dorsey said.
“We have to make decisions that
we feel are in the best interest of
our football team and unfortu-
nately this is part of the process.
Tese gentlemen have put in a lot
of hard work and efort for our
franchise, and we wish them noth-
ing but the best moving forward.”
While it was widely expected
that Stanzi would be dismissed, the
Chiefs’ decision to cut loose Copper,
Torpe and Wilson ahead of the
fnal round was a bit surprising.
Copper had eight catches for 79
yards last season, but was a valu-
able contributor on special teams.
Torpe was active for nine games
afer making the team as an un-
drafed free agent out of Auburn.
Wilson was the Chiefs’ sixth-
round draf pick just this year.
“We told the guys at the begin-
ning of the year to make it as hard
as you can on John and me when
it comes down to making these
decisions,” Reid said. “Tese guys
have busted their tails, and it’s their
profession. We wish them all the
best of luck when they leave here
that they have an opportunity to
go play somewhere else. You never
know in this business, you could be
coming right back, you never know
how it works. It’s a crazy thing.”
Royals rally in eighth inning, ending seven-game losing streak
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