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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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University students Jeremy Kustov, Kyle Raisher and Brandon Curry shovel snow outside of Alpha Epsilon Pi on Indiana Street. Classes were canceled Tuesday because of heavy snowfall.
Recreational marijuana legalized
Marijuana legalized for medical or recreational use
An autopsy revealed that Gianfranco Villagomez, from Lima, Peru, died of blunt head trauma after a night of drinking on Dec. 7.
Marijuana law unlikely to pass
firstname.lastname@example.org Since the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington this year, other states around the country are showing signs of doing the same. But despite a growing contingent of support in Kansas, the state seems unlikely to make the drug legal. Twenty states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, and eight states currently have pending legislation to do the same, but any efforts to do so in the Sunflower State have failed to gain traction. State Senator David Haley (D-Kansas City) planned to reintroduce The Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, a bill that would allow the use of medicinal marijuana, during this legislative session, but the bill has yet to see the Senate floor and is probably unlikely to any time soon. Despite little political backing in the state legislature, support among the state’s population to legalize does seem to be growing, though. Advocacy groups such as Kansas For Change are gaining traction with their lobbying efforts in the state legislature, and a recent poll conducted by KWCH-TV in Wichita found that 70 percent of Kansans were in favor of legalizing medical marijuana use. Nonetheless, Sgt. Trent McKinley of the Lawrence Police Department said he hasn’t noticed enough support on a local level to make an impact on the law. “I’m not aware of anything of that nature,” McKinley said. “I don’t think we’ve been asked to offer an opinion of any sort on the issue.” McKinley added that even a large local push for legalization from a city like Lawrence would still not amount to much in the way of legislative change. “The only way I can see us getting involved is with some sort of a push on a local level, but I don’t think that can even be done,” he said. “City ordinances can be more restrictive than state law but not less restrictive, so I think if there was any change made it would have to be on a state level.” But even big advocates for legalization in Kansas don’t
Autopsy reveals cause of death for University student
Gianfranco Villagomez died of blunt head trauma from falling, an autopsy revealed. Villagomez, whose body was found in December, was a 23-year-old computer science student from Lima, Peru. The autopsy found basal skull fractures and cerebral contusions. Rib fractures to his right side, blood at the scene and the severity of the head injuries indicate that Villagomez had fallen. The report indicates Villagomez died before cold temperatures affected him. No stress ulcers associated with hypothermic exposure were found in his stomach.
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The autopsy revealed that Villagomez’s blood-alcohol content was 0.188 percent. Sgt. Trent McKinley, Lawrence Police Department spokesman, said police have not suspected foul play throughout the investigation. The autopsy, conducted by Frontier Forensics, is public and can be viewed online at kansan.com. Villagomez was last seen leaving a birthday party around 2:30 a.m. Sat., Dec. 7. He told friends he was walking to his girlfriend’s house, which was only half a mile away. Friends said Villagomez only drank in social situations and had not been drinking that night. Villagomez’s body was discovered at 817 Avalon Rd. the afternoon of Mon., Dec. 9.
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What: Study Abroad Fair When: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Kansas Union About: Information about various
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What: Scholarships Info Session When: 4 to 5 p.m. Where: Nunemaker Center About: Information about Rhodes,
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What: William Allen White Day When: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Kansas Union About: Paul Steiger, the CEO,
Saturday, Feb. 8
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Agent Anneli Hoier When: 12 to 1 p.m. Where: Nunemaker Center, Brosseau Commons About: Anneli Hoier is recognized for her translation of German authors. She runs a literary rights agency in Denmark. Food provided, and open to the public.
ning with Shannon Brown When: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Dole Institute of Politics About: Shannon Brown is the senior vice president and Chief HR and Diversity Ofﬁcer for FedEx Express. He will speak about his career and volunteer experiences.
Ceremony Watch Party When: 6 to 10 p.m. Where: Kansas Union About: Door prizes, spirit wear competition, games and refreshments provided.
Land of Oz When: 7 to 11 p.m. Where: Kansas Union About: Experience a walk down the yellow brick road as Dorothy and her famous friends come to life. Themed food, crafts and a screening of “The Wizard of Oz” for the bargain price of 75 cents for students and $3 for the general public.
Alumna feeds, ﬁnds homes for campus cats
firstname.lastname@example.org On a cold Thanksgiving day, University alumna Carol Mitchell was walking across campus when a heavily pregnant cat ran from the bushes and began rubbing against her legs. Mitchell took the cat home with her and eventually the cat, named Mama, gave birth to four kittens. Mitchell realized that there were more cats on the hill and soon it became her mission to care for all of them. For the past 12 years, the retired teacher has taken it upon herself to care for the numerous cats, young and old, that prowl campus. “In the winter, I bring them canned food and I heat it up before I bring it here,” Mitchell said. “They’ll come out when it’s warm and stuff themselves.” She leaves dry food yearround. By doing so, Mitchell has slowly earned the cats’ trust. When Mitchell first met the cat she calls Grandma, the calico hissed and spit. Mitchell resorted to pushing the cat food into the bushes with a stick. Over time, though, Grandma became less prickly and now allows Mitchell to approach her. Grandma may be a little too friendly these days as Mitchell estimates the queen gives birth every four months to about five kittens. Producing 15 new cats per year adds to the population problem, which Mitchell is trying to control. Mitchell has taken four cats to be spayed and is working on neutering the males. Besides population growth, another obstacle the cats face are the University’s cleaning crews. Sometimes Mitchell will arrive at the food bowls only to find they’ve been thrown away as trash. “It’s not a problem feeding the cats,” Mitchell said. She hasn’t found any rules against it. With a combination of the elements, the lack of a food source and the cleaning staff, Mitchell understands that the hill is not a suitable place for cats to live. “I’ve found homes for 15 kittens,” she said. Mitchell also said the Lawrence Humane Society refuses to take the cats. The campus kitties, though, may not have to go through the shelter to find a home. Mitchell has been amazed by the University’s students. “I’m surprised people are so caring about animals,” she said. “It’s neat that they are.” Last November, Tessa Littlejohn was sitting in Spanish class when she got a Twitter notification. Someone had found a kitten by the stairs at Wescoe and was looking for someone to adopt it. Littlejohn’s friends knew she and her roommate Gemma Duling had been looking for a cat, so they tagged her in the tweet. Though the roommates were looking for an adult cat, they decided to adopt the kitten. “She was the tiniest little cat I’d ever seen,” Littlejohn said. She estimates the kitten was one month old when they rescued her. The first week after rescuing the kitten, Littlejohn and Duling fed her kitten formula from a bottle before slowly transitioning into solid food. Duling’s English teacher, from the department that originally found the kitten, offered her extra credit if she named the kitten Bartleby after the Herman Melville story. The roommates also gave the kitten a couple middle names. Today, Bartleby Rorie Fenway weighs four pounds, three more than when she was found, and is a typical kitten. “She has a lot of energy,” Littlejohn said. “She’s in trouble right now because she jumped onto the TV.” Other students looking for kittens won’t have any difficulties finding them. For the brave, Carol Mitchell’s campus cats are roaming around looking for new homes. For those looking for a tamer cat, the Lawrence Humane Society has cats up for adoption for $14 in the month of February. — Edited by Kate Shelton
Grandma, a cat that lives on campus, looks up from her hot meal, delivered to her by Lawrence resident and University alumna Carol Mitchell. Mitchell has been feeding and watering the University’s feral cats for 12 years.
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see a scenario in which the state finds itself in a position similar to Colorado. Bart Allen runs a small business out of Salina that shuttles customers from the town to Denver to legally purchase medicinal marijuana. He primarily drives customers who are more than 50 years old and suffering from various
illnesses and pain. Allen, who lives in Salina and grew up in Overland Park, said the mindset of most people in the state doesn’t lend itself to making the drug legal. “It’s just really backwards here,” Allen said. “I mean, one of the ladies in the newspaper has compared what I do to Al Capone. It sounds silly, but I tell everyone there’s more than
a tank of gas and 400 miles between Salina and Denver, it’s a whole other mindset. The difference in mindset between Salina and Denver is so big, you might as well be in Europe.” Because of the unlikelihood of passing legalization legislation in Kansas, Allen said the state is largely ignored by national proponents and marijuana movements that
see it as a potential waste of resources. “I think Kansas, quite frankly, has been abandoned by the marijuana movement,” he said. “There’s so many other frontiers, New York and other places that are more relevant and have a lot more people. It seems to be kind of hands-off on Kansas, and I understand why. If you only have so much money, why would you spend
it out here?” Brandon Kuzara, a recent University graduate from Colorado Springs, Colo., voted against the legalization of marijuana in Colorado when it came up on the ballot in 2012. He said the prospect of legalizing an illicit substance made him uncomfortable, as the future consequences could end up more harmful than people realize.
“My biggest opposition is that legalization would seem to lead to greater accessibility to drugs,” Kuzara said. “If we keep passing laws like this, it could become easier to make more harmful drugs legal, and it opens up more opportunities for abuse of drugs. It’s a slippery slope.” — Edited by Jamie Koziol
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‘America the Beautiful’ commercial creates controversy
oca-Cola debuted the “It’s Beautiful” commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The commercial showed people of different cultures living in America, and singing “America the Beautiful” in different languages, including English. I felt the commercial highlighted diversity and showed why America is beautiful. However, Twitter and Facebook flooded with offensive remarks after the debut, commenting on how “It’s Beautiful” shouldn’t be sung in different languages because that’s “not American.” Several tweets and Facebook posts ended with phrases like #LearnToSpeakEnglish and #SpeakAmerican. As an Asian-American, I found these outbursts offensive. People need to realize that just because a person may not look “American” or speak English it doesn’t make them any less American. Many are overlooking the message of the commercial. It’s people singing about how wonderful America is. The people in the commercial love America just as much as the angry social media users do, and the fact that people are freaking out because the song is not sung in English shows pure ignorance by ignoring the message. In 1964, Bob Dylan said, “The times, they are a-changin,” and they have
By Cecilia Cho
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Think I'm gonna try to ski down the hill tonight. Dear admirer, I'm super nerdy. And thanks ;) Sincerely, The girl who always does the puzzles one page over. I'm a senior in engineering and today was the ﬁrst day I had a crunchy chicken cheddar wrap. It lived up to its hype. I like to play Russian roulette with my homework; my chances are pretty good if school is closed tomorrow. If not than I'm screwed and not in a good way. An epiphany while doing laundry...maybe skanks don't wear a lot of clothes so they can do less laundry… "This is a gift from past high me to present high me" Everyone go download Erodr from the App Store. Solid KU community on the app… Have you ever woken up at 5 a.m. and thought you were the only person left? I did, so I woke up my roommate to see if she was a zombie. How do I puzzle one page over? Campus looks like Hogwarts in the snow! FFA from a recent graduate: I have to work now and don't get snow days :( Warming up after playing in the snow by getting drunk and eating chicken ﬁngers. I’m torn. I want today’s paper but I don’t want to go outside. Choices. Watching guys shovel while there is still snow falling and feeling so sorry for them… Now I know how Arendelle felt. Went sledding and didn’t run into a tree. Winning. Let it snow! Let it snow! And I’ll rise like the break of dawn! When the snow day was announced my scholarship hall cheered so loud that I could hear it outside. My roommate showed me a picture of campus, pointed at a spot and said “This is where Fraser used to be before the snowstorm.” No school + no work=best day ever. Watched Lilo and Stitch. It looked so warm there!
been for a while. We should be embracing diversity, not bashing it down. The diversity in America is one of the most wonderful things about this country—I mean, we’re known as the melting pot. A lot of people tend to forget that, as a nation, we have no official language. Sorry folks, English is not the official language of the United States and it will probably stay that way.
It angers me how intolerant people are of different cultures. I don’t look “American,” but I was born in this country, as were many others like myself. For someone to say that my family and other families won’t be accepted as Americans because they don’t speak English as their first language is a bigoted, disturbing thought. I applaud Coca-Cola for its commercial. I’m sure the company expected backlash, but the fact that it went ahead with it anyway is commendable. We need more commercials like this to educate current and future generations that white is not the only color of skin in the
United States and English is not the only language spoken here. I will never hide from my culture, and comments like the ones I’ve seen only make me want to show off my diversity more. I’m blessed to live in a country where there isn’t just one skin color or one language. Diversity is a beautiful thing, and if you’re not with us, then prepare to be left behind—America is moving on with or without you.
Cecilia Cho is a junior from Overland Park studying journalism.
Minimum wage increase could strengthen economy
particularly troublesome issue for the public, which has enjoyed substantial attention in the media recently, is the increasing inequality gap between the extremely rich and poor, not just in the United States, but around the world. A report released two weeks ago by Oxfam International, entitled “Working for the Few,” reported that 85 of the world’s richest people control more capital than the lowest 3 billion. Despite the stickershock of such a figure, some businesses and politicians remain skeptical of the growing issue of economic inequality, even when economists and independent researchers from organizations like Oxfam have proof of a shrinking middle class and a widening gap between the extremely rich and extremely poor. According to an article in the New York Times, the richest five percent of the American population — approximately 15.6 million people — accounted for 38 percent of total domestic consumption in 2012, a 10 percent jump from 1995. Little can be done about inequality if politicians and policy-makers focus on the validity of statistics rather than addressing the underlying causes. One solution to the growing economic gap, one that President Obama emphasized in his State of the Union address last week, is a national increase in the federal minimum wage,
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Culture shock inevitable, changes global perceptions
from the current $7.25 per hour to a more economical $10.10 per hour. Many opponents to the increase, especially small business owners, argue that an increase would unfairly increase small businesses’ expenditures in the forms of wages and benefits, thus decreasing their ability to operate under tighter budgets in a market already dominated by national chains and superstores. Their concerns have merit, but many businesses have overlooked the repercussions that an increasingly polarized buying public could have for smaller businesses. According to the New York Times, sales for stores and restaurants like Nordstrom’s and Red Lobster—generally considered “middle-class” businesses—have sagged in recent years, mostly due to decreasing buying power for much of the middle class because of stagnant, or even decreasing, wages. While the middle-range stores are floundering, economists have noted increased sales for businesses at opposing ends of the economic spectrum. Sales in luxury brands and stores have increased alongside lower-tier brands and stores while the middle sags, leading economists to speculate on a new, polarized public interested
less in living beyond its means and focused more on “getting by.” The projections of many economists may be frightening to owners of small businesses, but an even more polarized economy may help small businesses retain, at least for a while, their customers seeking affordable products rather than expensive ones. The increased minimum wage would also help millions of workers in every demographic group increase their buying power, thus potentially putting more dollars back into the economy and diluting the percentage of domestic consumption made up by the richer five percent. Whether the increase will fix the widening economic gap in America is uncertain, but chances are it’s better than continuing down the path America has been traveling in recent years. In a letter released by the Economic Policy Institute shortly before the State of the Union, 600 economists asked President Obama and members of Congress to enact a gradual increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016. Whether Congress acts is up to its members, but when 600 leading economists agree that an increase would help the American economy, conventional wisdom tells Congress to take their advice. As the past six years have proved, few things of this nature are ever this certain. Rob Pyatt is a junior from St. Joseph, Mo., studying journalism
n my first day studying abroad in Costa Rica over winter break, one embarrassingly trivial thought kept poking its way into the forefront of my mind: “This isn’t America.” For someone generally proud of my intellect and handle on language, it was a little disheartening that all I could fixate on was the literal foreignness of a foreign country. Perhaps I overestimated my ‘worldliness,’ which apparently is not equivalent to the amount of World Market scarves I own or the number of Planet Earth documentaries I’ve seen. The Delta plane ride and hotel stay gave little indication of the not-so-earth shattering revelation in store for me, with their neatly-formatted English labels and nearly accent-less hosts. It wasn’t until I was in the midst of the central market in San Jose that I fell off of my cultural high-horse, hard. Watching the genuinely friendly interactions between leisurely passersby and taking in the modest, low buildings set against mountains, which seemed to ignore the concept of ‘horizon’ in a shade of green more complicated than I knew possible, the only words I could grab hold of to sum it up were: “This isn’t America.” Perhaps I was so stunned by such an obvious statement because it was my first trip outside the U.S. Maybe I was simply unaccustomed to a place without streets lined by luxury car dealerships and cluttered with “What can you do for me?” mentalities. Or, perhaps, I had duped myself with a lifetime of living through screens, thinking that because I had soaked up artistic camera angles of cathedrals and read
By Erin Calhoun
biographies and testimonials about foreign places, surely I wasn’t naïvely close minded. But therein lies my problem: a foundation built on virtual networks and experiences filtered through the lens of others. It is the paradox of being well-read or well studied—to adhere firmly to perceptions that aren’t your own, to root your beliefs (perhaps subconsciously) in the template of other people’s opinions. All too often we consider ourselves experts or conspiracy theorists after watching a particularly riveting Netflix documentary. We grow desensitized to beautiful and repulsive things by stockpiling images we’ve only virtually inserted ourselves into. While in my time abroad I had been searching for an epiphany with more apparent depth than “This isn’t America,” my revelation was deceptive in its simplicity. I was humbled by how little life I have lived, belittled by the mountains and volcanoes, and made aware of how to seek my own truth— sans technological intervention or embedded superiorities. Although I hope you find something more eloquent than “This isn’t America,” and for the sake of your Chipotle fund I’m sure it’s not necessary to go overseas, I invite you to put aside your preconceptions, even the ones you believe are unbiased and well-founded, and take in the world around you with no lens but your own.
Erin Calhoun is a sophomore from Naperville, Ill., studying Pre-Medicine
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Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is an 8 More income is possible today and tomorrow. Friends inspire your move. Confer with allies, and get in action. Pay attention! There’s an opportunity presenting itself like a low-hanging pear. You can make it happen. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is an 8 Assert your desires conﬁdently over the next two days. Help comes from above when you pledge with your heart. Keep meditating on what you love. You’re even more powerful than usual. No more procrastination. Take action. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 6 Get philosophical today and tomorrow. Something’s coming due. There’s a brilliant insight percolating. Take time for thoughtful introspection. Personal values drive your decisions. Friends help you get farther. Retreat from the world, and set long-term goals. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is a 6 Your friends are a big help today and tomorrow. Follow the rules, and a strong leader. Keep your own goals in mind, too. Discover hidden beneﬁts. Hold off on a household decision. Pay a debt ﬁrst. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 6 Be prepared for inspection today and tomorrow. Schedule for the unexpected. With increased scrutiny, stay balanced. Follow rules obediently, and get stronger. A new door opens after you pass the test. Share dreams with friends. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 Let your thoughts roam. Dream big. Use common sense in your planning. Follow a hunch. Set long-range goals today and tomorrow. New expenses could change things. More work leads to more beneﬁts. Share your studies when ready. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 6 Consider your next move. Focus on ﬁnances for the next two days, and grow your nest egg. You’re getting closer to the truth. Maybe you hit the society page. Fantasies come true. Allow for miscues with humor. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 7 Is there a leak? Check out household items carefully before buying. Your partner’s opinion matters. A new direction in your collaboration develops. Another partner or friend mediates. Try a new ﬂavor. Consider unexplored options. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 Refocus on work priorities today and tomorrow, and ignore distractions. Let yourself get persuaded to take action. Find unexplainable inspiration. Indulge your inner workaholic, and fuel with hot drinks, creature comforts and a rewarding promise. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 6 With confrontation possible, consider how to present your view to erase objections. Keep family in mind. Draw upon hidden resources. Love’s a comfort when money’s tight. You’re entering a cuddly mood. Music soothes the savage beast. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 6 Enforce household rules, and handle home repairs today and tomorrow. Make a dream come true. Others offer inspiration. Declare, “It can happen.” Research yields a surprising discovery. Invite folks to participate. Share what you’re learning. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 6 Study and practice today and tomorrow. Explore and challenge assumptions. Go ahead and get philosophical. Test your theories, and map out a route to a dream. Price it out. Share it with someone close.
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How to: perfect red lips with right tools, touches
t’s no secret that red lips have made a comeback. University students strut the classic look to games, classes and nights out. Rumor has it that not everyone can pull it off — well, that’s far from the truth. Anyone can wear the red accent if they do it right. Here’s how: 1. START FRESH Wash your face and moisturize your lips with your choice of lip balm. Once you’re completely clean, go ahead and do the rest of your makeup, but be sure to keep it natural. You don’t want to do over-the-top dark eyes with red lips. Make your red lips stand out. For brunettes, try simple black eyeliner. Blondes should use brown eyeliner. 2. PICK YOUR SHADE Remember, the fairer your creases of your mouth. The brush will also help you shape your lips and help avoid any mess.
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skin tone the more your red lips will pop. For lighter skin tones, try a bit more vibrant red versus maroon. A darker color makes your lips look thinner, so only rock the maroon if your lips are a bit fuller. 3. LINE YOUR LIPS By outlining your lips with the same color as your lipstick, it helps the color stay longer. I recommend to use a creme liner for maximum lasting color. 4. BRUSH AND BLEND Use a lip brush tool to make sure you get the color into the
5. SHIMMER AND SHINE Apply your choice of gloss, whether it’s a red or a clear color. This will help it pop and keep your lips moisturized. Don’t apply gloss if you’re going for a matte look. Instead, blot some lip balm. 6. FINISHING TOUCHES By adding concealer around your lips once you’re done, it will keep the red from bleeding out onto your skin and preserve that crisp look. By following all of these steps, it’ll be no problem keeping up with Kansas’ trendy red lips phenomenon. — Edited by Jamie Koziol
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NEW YORK — Heroin recovered at Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment after he was found there dead with a syringe in his arm has tested negative for the powerful additive fentanyl, a police official said Tuesday. Samples taken from Hoffman's Manhattan apartment didn't contain the potent synthetic morphine, which is added to intensify the high and has been linked to 22 suspected overdose deaths in western Pennsylvania, said the official, who wasn't authorized to talk about the evidence and insisted on anonymity. Investigators have determined that the "Capote" star made six ATM transactions for a total of $1,200 inside a supermarket near his home the day before his death, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. The 46-year-old actor was found dead in the bathroom of his apartment Sunday. Investigators have been piecing together the final hours before Hoffman's death, using video surveillance to determine his whereabouts. Besides the bank records, the law enforcement officials said, investigators had discovered buprenorphine, a drug used to treat heroin addiction, at Hoffman's apartment and are examining a computer and two iPads found at the scene for clues. A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office said Tuesday there has been no official determination made on what killed Hoffman. Police have said the medical examiner's ruling on his cause of death will determine whether there is any criminality but they suspect it was an overdose. The New York Police Department's intensive effort to determine the source of the drugs in an apparent accidental overdose is unusual. Courts have found in past rulings that under state law drug dealers can't be held liable for a customer's death. More than 50 small plastic envelopes of heroin were recovered in Hoffman's apartment, along with syringes, a charred spoon and various prescription medications, including a blood pressure drug and a muscle relaxant, law enforcement officials have said.
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Kansas 69 — Baylor 52
KANSAS STAT LEADERS
POINTS ASSISTS REBOUNDS
PLAYER Naadir Tharpe Andrew Wiggins Perry Ellis Tarik Black Joel Embiid Wayne Selden, Jr. Jamari Traylor Brannen Greene Other Players TOTAL PTS 22 14 14 6 5 4 4 0 0 69 FG-FGA REBS A 9-13 4-13 5-10 3-5 1-6 1-3 2-3 0-0 0-1 25-54 5 7 10 9 7 3 3 1 0 45 4 5 2 2 0 5 0 0 2 20 T0’s 2 0 3 2 3 1 1 1 0 13 Naadir Tharpe (10) led the Jayhawks in the win against Baylor with 22 points and 4 assists. The Jayhawks beat the Bears 62-52 in Waco.
PLAYER Cory Jefferson Brady Heslip Rico Gathers Isaiah Austin Royce O’Neale Kenny Chery Gary Franklin Taurean Prince Other Players TOTAL PTS 14 12 9 6 3 3 3 2 0 52 FG-FGA 5-11 4-14 2-8 2-7 1-6 1-2 1-5 0-2 0-0 16-55 REBS 1 2 8 6 4 0 3 1 0 31 A 0 1 1 2 3 0 8 0 0 15 T0’s 2 0 0 2 1 1 3 2 0 11
Tharpe leads Jayhawks to victory over Baylor Bears
email@example.com If you look closely at junior guard Naadir Tharpe’s conference games this season, something sticks out. Heading into Tuesday’s matchup against Baylor, Tharpe averaged 20 points in games decided by single-digits. Takeaway: When the game is close, Tharpe is the one taking charge. Tharpe scored 22 points on 9-13 shooting and 4-6 from 3-point range to lead No. 8 Kansas to a 69-52 win over Baylor in Waco, Texas, on Tuesday. He was one point shy of his career-high as he recovered from a miserable three-point outing against Texas two days ago. “I knew that last game wasn’t Kansas basketball,” Tharpe said. “Me being a point guard leading this team I didn’t do anything to help. I had to play better.”
While a 17-point victory doesn’t seem close, the game wasn’t decided until about five minutes remaining. Every time Kansas needed a basket
When Baylor held a threepoint lead with five minutes remaining in the first half, Tharpe took over and scored nine of the Jayhawks’ next 14
“There were opportunities for me to score the ball so I just tried to stay aggressive.” NAADIR THARPE Kansas guard
points to give Kansas an eightpoint lead at the break. “There were opportunities for me to score the ball so I just tried to stay aggressive,” Tharpe said. All season, Tharpe has been one of Kansas’ most efficient scorers. The junior point guard scored 17 against Oklahoma on seven field goal attempts, 23 against Iowa State on nine attempts and 21 against Iowa State on eight attempts.
GAME TO REMEMBER
Naadir Tharpe, guard
Tharpe came just one point shy of matching his career high in scoring with 22 points on 9 of 13 shooting while adding four assists. On a night when few things were working for the Jayhawks on offense, Tharpe kept them cruising along.
to pull away from the Bears, Tharpe delivered. Thanks to Tharpe, the Bears were never able to take the lead in the second frame. After leading by 11, Baylor went on a 15-7 run to pull to within three with 12 minutes to go. Tharpe erased that momentum with a contested 3-pointer over Brady Heslip to make it a two-possession game. Baylor was never able to pull closer than five the rest of the night.
That efficiency continued as Tharpe missed just four field goals against Baylor. His 13 field goal attempts against Baylor set a season-high and marked the first conference game Tharpe has shot at least 10 field goals. This 22-point performance came after he averaged just more than five points in his last four games, which included a scoreless outing against Texas Christian University on Jan. 25. Tharpe doesn’t need to score 20-plus for Kansas to be successful. But on a night Joel Embiid and Wayne Selden Jr. combined for only nine points, it was certainly welcomed. Self certainly welcomed his contribution. “We’re going to be a team where it’s a different guy every night,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “And he stepped up.” — Edited by Tara Bryant
GAME TO FORGET
Joel Embiid, center
Perhaps the hype is affecting this freshman, too. Embiid went scoreless until four minutes left in the game as all of his points came in garbage time. He made just one ﬁeld goal and also had three turnovers. He was in foul trouble throughout the night and played just 17 minutes, his lowest in a conference game this season.
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Kansas’ 3-point percentage, best this season
Joel Embiid made one ﬁeld goal, which came with minutes remaining in the game Approximate distance (in feet) of Andrew Wiggins’ buzzer-beating shot to end the ﬁrst half
Tarik Black, forward
With Joel Embiid in early foul trouble, Black was forced to come in and play the enforcer role that Embiid usually plays. Black had seven rebounds in 11 minutes in the ﬁrst half. Black ﬁnished the game playing a season-high 23 minutes and rebounding a season-high nine rebounds.
12:48 - Tarik Black grabs a Brady Heslip missed 3-pointer and Jamari Traylor puts it away on the other end. Kansas trails Baylor 11-10 with 12:48 remaining in the ﬁrst half. 8:53 - Andrew Wiggins goes up for the one handed slam, ﬁnished with two hands for safety. Kansas leads 54-44 with 8:53 left in the game.
7:49 - Naadir Tharpe ﬁnds Andrew Wiggins all alone for his second dunk in consecutive possessions. Kansas leads 56-44 with 7:49 left in the game.
A: More than 40.
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“You can either be fearful or fearless. And I choose to be the latter.” — Robin Roberts Twitter
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Female sports journalists deserve recognition
othing grinds my gears more than hearing, “You’re a girl. You know nothing about sports.” Men don’t need to prove themselves before spewing a sports opinion. Why would I need to lay out my expertise and experience to do so? These days, there are more and more female sportswriters and broadcasters. They didn’t come on the air overnight; there was some trailblazing. Some of the earliest women sportscasters started their careers before my parents were in elementary school. Jane Chastain is credited for being the first woman to do play-by-play commentary for the NFL and the first woman to work for a large network for sportscasting. She covered both college football and NFL, along with some coverage of NBA games back in the late 1960s to the late 1970s. Jeannie Morris, the wife of Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Morris, covered NFL games in the 1970s, but she wasn’t given the same treatment as the men. Morris wasn’t allowed to
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Lesley Visser is the ﬁrst and only woman elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame — lesleyvisser.com
work in the press box because she was a woman. Because of that rule, she had to cover a Vikings-Bears game in a blizzard while sitting above the press box. Leandra Reilly was the first woman to do play-by-play commentary for the NBA in the late 1970s and once said, “The networks used to pick women for their looks, but now they require more qualifications. Some may still hire a woman just because she is a woman and the network needs a minority in the field.” Some of the other early women pioneers in the field of sportscasting are Donna de Varona, Gayle Gardner and
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TRIVIA OF THE DAY
Q: How many women commentators work at ESPN?
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Lesley Visser. Two of the more aptly known pioneers for women in sports media are Robin Roberts and Doris Burke. Roberts started her career with ESPN in 1990, while Burke started hers just six years later. Both women played college basketball and have been recognized for their achievements on the court and in front of the camera. Roberts is an inductee of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, and Burke was the fifth woman to be added to the Providence Hall of Fame. All of the aforementioned women and others who went above and beyond what society expected them to do made way for the women who are in the field today. Now, it’s rare to see a televised game without a woman on camera. Just to mention some names: Erin Andrews, Linda Cohn, Michelle Beadle, Sara Carbonero, Hannah Storm,
Alex Flanagan, Lindsay Czarniak, Jenn Brown, Pam Oliver… need I say more? Women are everywhere when it comes to sports coverage these days. At your very own Kansan, there are two of us girls on the sports staff this semester. I have the softball and swimming and diving beats. Ellen Balentine covers the rowing team beat. Being female doesn’t automatically disqualify us from knowing, talking about or working with sports. Just because it could be a little “intimidating” to listen to a female talk sports, embrace it, because women in the sports journalism industry aren’t going anywhere. — Edited by Stella Liang
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Tennis Colorado 3 p.m. Lawrence Softball Central Florida 5 p.m. Orlando, Fla. Swimming and diving Iowa State 10 a.m. Ames, Iowa
Men’s basketball West Virginia 3 p.m. Lawrence Softball LIU Brooklyn 10 a.m. Orlando, Fla. Track and ﬁeld Armory Collegiate Invitatational All day New York, N.Y.
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Jayhawks seek road win against Cowgirls
The Big 12 conference season has been a roller coaster ride for the Jayhawks. A win over seventh-ranked Baylor and a close encounter with Oklahoma State left coach Bonnie Henrickson and her team with an optimism that they may be growing up a little quicker than expected. But after a tough showing against Texas in Allen Fieldhouse – where the Jayhawks faded in the second half after a competitive ﬁrst for an 80-55 loss – Henrickson was
reafﬁrmed that this team still has a lot of progress to make. “We’ve got to learn from today and then probably let go of it,” Henrickson said after the game. They did, and last Saturday went into Lubbock, Texas, and grabbed a tough road victory 70-62 over the Red Raiders, pushing the Jayhawks record back to .500 at 11-11. Now, Kansas looks to take another big step – passing the .500 mark – when the team travels to Stillwater, Okla., tonight to take on Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. The Jayhawks went toe-to-toe with the Cowgirls when they met in Allen Fieldhouse earlier in the
season. After numerous lead changes, the Cowgirls pulled away for a 64-56 victory. “Even though we lost, I think it’s still given us conﬁdence to know that we can play with those top teams,” senior guard Cece Harper said. “We just know we have to be better at the end to be able to pull it out.” If the Jayhawks are to have any chance at an upset, junior Chelsea Gardner will have to be a force underneath the basket. The 6-foot3 forward from Desoto, Texas, has been the Jayhawks leading scorer this season, with a career-high 34 points while also grabbing 12
rebounds against Texas Tech. Gardner passed the 800-point mark during the game and is shooting 59.4 percent from the ﬁeld, which is second in the Big 12 and 13th in the nation. However in the loss to OSU at home, Gardner shot only 5-13 from the ﬁeld in scoring 15 points – two below her season average – in 28 minutes on the ﬂoor. That night Gardner had to work for everything she got, and she recognized the problems it gave her. “It kind of frustrated me at the beginning and I knew I had to adjust to it,” Gardner said. Another key player for the
Jayhawks lately has been junior Natalie Knight, who has reached double ﬁgures in scoring in sixstraight games after a 14-point performance against Texas Tech. The guard, who was hampered by a knee injury at the beginning of the season, seems to ﬁnally be ﬁnding her groove in the conference season. Knight is shooting 37 percent from 3-point range, and made all three of her attempts against the Red Raiders. Shooting from the three will be a determining factor in Wednesday’s game, as the Jayhawks shot just 1-9 from the arc in the last match up with the
Cowgirls. Defensively, the key for the Jayhawks will be slowing down senior Tiffany Bias, the Cowgirls’ leading scorer and Big 12 leader in assists. In the last meeting, Bias torched the Jayhawks in the second half to lead OSU for its comeback victory. As upset is unlikely, if Kansas can succeed in the paint with Gardner, knock down a few treys, and keep Bias in check. This game could be much more competitive than people might think. — Evan Dunbar
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Wiggins hits half-court shot, Tharpe leads team
Black steps up in Embiid’s place
KANSAS 69 — BAYLOR 52
By Blair Sheade
t the 13-minute mark in the first half, freshman center Joel Embiid committed his second foul and headed to the bench. Senior center Tarik Black got the nod to enter the game. On the first defensive possession Black played, he out muscled a rebound away from Baylor forward Rico Gathers. Three minutes later senior guard Naadir Tharpe sent an entrance pass to Black on the left block and Black attempted a contested layup. Black missed the layup and grabbed his own offensive rebound. He went for the layup again, missed again and again recovered his own rebound while being fouled by Baylor sophomore center Isaiah Austin. Black’s efforts proved that he could be reliable to come off the bench again, after missing time with an ankle injury, and kept the paint under control in Kansas’ 69-52 win last night. “He got about three rebounds when he first checked in,” coach Bill self said. “I think that gave us confidence. He cleared space and did a great job.” Black, who only played six minutes against Texas on Saturday, missed two games against TCU on Jan. 25 and Iowa State on Jan. 29, played 11 minutes in the first half last night due to Embiid’s foul trouble. Black reminded everyone why he was once the starter. Black scored four points on 2-4 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds in the first half. Black committed only one foul in the first half;. “I felt like everybody was getting after it,” Tharpe said. “Everybody was into it the whole game.” Black helped Kansas outrebound Baylor 24-12 in the first half and contributed to the 35-27 lead going into half time. The physical play by Black is what makes him effective. He plays with a big body at 6-9; 260 pounds. “I’m a grid and grind type of guy,” Black said. “If I try to be finesse, that won’t be a good night for me.” In the second half, Embiid picked up his third foul with 18 minutes left, giving Black more playing time, where he showed flashes of defensive skills. “We really guarded in the second half, Self said. “This was more about defending and rebounding.” Early in the second half, Black was forced to face Baylor’s Austin in the lane and both times Black caused a jump ball. Then, he had the best play of the night. With nine minutes left in the second half, Black contested a layup against Gathers that led to a breakaway monster dunk by freshman guard Andrew Wiggins to put Kansas up 54-44. Black received the assist on the play. Black’s offensive performance can be summed up with one play. Black caught a pass from Tharpe on the left block; power dribbled once and laid it up with over five minutes left to play in the second half. That was the best post move that Black has shown all year. Black has improved offensively and defensively since coming off the bench. Black played 23 minutes, the most he’s played all season, and had a season-high nine rebounds and only three fouls. “It’s important for me perform every night,” Black said when asked about how important his play was. — Edited by Casey Hutchins
Coach Bill Self congratulates his team after defeating the Baylor Bears 62-52 in Waco, Texas, Tuesday night. The win gives the Jayhawks a 17-5 overall record and an 8-1 Big 12 record.
Upperclassmen outscore freshmen
email@example.com WACO, Texas – With an abysmal half coming to a close for Andrew Wiggins you had to expect he would try anything to get on the score sheet. He was hardly getting any touches, let alone looks at the basket, and nothing had fallen. He couldn’t even bully his way to the free throw line against a Baylor zone that kept him out of the paint for most of the frame. So when the ball landed in Wiggins’ hands with nearly four seconds remaining in the first half he had every right to take a desperate shot from half court. He wasn’t expecting it to swish through the net. Or maybe he was, as he walked to the locker room with his teammates jumping around, acting as if nothing had happened. “We ran that play at the end of the first half to get him going,” Kansas coach Bill Self said with a smirk after the No. 8 Jayhawks defeated Baylor 69-52. As easily as Kansas fell into a funk a few days ago in a loss to Texas, the Jayhawks, 17-5 (8-1 in the Big 12), came right back out it against the Bears, 14-8 (2-7 in the Big 12). Really, that was all that mattered on Tuesday night. Not that freshman center Joel Embiid shot one of six from the field while playing just 17 minutes, or that Wayne Selden Jr. tallied only four points and certainly not Wiggins’ lack of scoring in the first half. The Jayhawks just needed to stop a streak before it began. “We wanted to make sure one didn’t become two,” said senior forward Tarik Black of Saturday’s loss. “That’s all we were saying. It was our motto.” Instead of focusing on offense to make the motto come true, Kansas stymied Baylor’s, holding the Bears to their lowest point total of the season. In the absence of scoring from the Jayhawks’ freshmen, it was Perry Ellis, with 14 points, and Naadir Tharpe, with 22 points, keeping Kansas in control. Tharpe went four of six from the beyond the arc while Ellis stayed busy down low. Tharpe’s performance comes just one game after he was benched midway through the second half against the Longhorns. Whatever message Bill Self wanted his point guard to learn, Tharpe accepted it. “I knew that last game wasn’t Kansas basketball,” Tharpe said. “Me being a point guard leading this team, I didn’t do anything to help. I had to play better.” While Tharpe only had four assists, it was his calmness with the ball that provided consistency for the offense. This wasn’t a night of Tharpe taking wild shots as he’s known to do. Tharpe was more selective. He had the opportunities to get his shot off and he took them. “We’re going to be a team where it’s a different guy every night,” Self said. “And he stepped up.” It’s what you would expect someone like Tharpe is capable of at this point in his career. And with a younger team, Tharpe didn’t have much of a choice when it came to picking up the Jayhawks after a demoralizing loss. That’s also why no one talked about what happened in Austin when the Jayhawks returned home from the weekend. There wasn’t time to worry about what had already happened. “We had to move onto the next one,” Ellis said. — Edited by Tara Bryant
Senior says team supports her success
firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Paulina Los is off to an incredibly hot start this spring. With an overall singles record of 5-1, she is becoming a force to be reckoned with for opponents. Coach Todd Chapman attributes this success to her aggressiveness, which has greatly improved from past years. “She’s playing much more physical tennis this season than in the past,” Chapman said. “She’s really trying to move forward and be more aggressive. She’s doing a great job with that.” Los doesn’t have any specific goals for this season as far as wins and losses, saying that all she wants to do is put her best effort into every single match. She is also focusing on her demeanor and says she will be fine as long as her attitude is good. “Whenever I start a match my mindset is to fight for every ball,” Los said. Los, who is originally from Gdansk, Poland, said that the biggest difference from playing overseas is that she is playing for a team here. “Sometimes I feel like it motivates me more playing for a team than when I was just playing for myself in Poland,” Los said. Los said she has many great memories from her time at Kansas, but the one that stands out was winning third place at the annual JayRock event. JayRock, which began in 2006, is an annual studentathletic variety show sponsored by the Kansas Athletics Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She said another one of her favorite memories was beating No. 70 Missouri her freshman year and also beating No. 36 Nebraska this past Friday. Los helped the Jayhawks roll past the Huskers this weekend, winning her singles match 7-6 (7-1), 6-3. This is just the third time in ten years that Kansas has beaten a top-50 ranked opponent. Living near the coast in Poland, Los enjoys water sports such as windsurfing and in the winter, she loves to ski and snowboard. She says that when she is not playing tennis, she is usually hanging out with friends. Upon graduating, Los plans on returning back to Poland to attend graduate school and eventually get her master’s degree. “I don’t have many plans for the future right now,” Los said. “The most important thing will be for me to find a job and decide what university I will go to get my master’s.” Los and the rest of the Jayhawks will look to keep rolling when the Colorado Buffs come to town this Friday. This match will take place at the Jayhawk Tennis Center at 3 p.m. — Edited by Stella Liang Junior Paulina Los competes against Iowa State at the Jayhawk Tennis Center sunday afternoon. KU defeated Iowa State with a ﬁnal score of 4-3.