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GEORGE MULLINIX/KANSAN
Stairs lead down to Georgia Bell’s house on Indiana St. in Lawrence. Bell, recently sold her house to a development company.
RAYTON JR.
TOM DEHART/KANSAN
Lawrence police and firefighters respond to a car crash that impaled a stair rail behind Joseph R. Pearson Hall
on Monday. The suspect has been identified as Donald Rodney Rayton, Jr. and charged with several crimes.
Suspect in JRP crash
identfied, charged
CRIME
Te suspect in the crash that
took place behind Joseph R.
Pearson Hall (JRP) on Monday
has been identifed as Donald
Rodney Rayton, Jr.
Te vehicle that crashed be-
hind JRP was not the frst ve-
hicle Rayton stole yesterday.
Rayton had also stolen another
car on Monday morning near
the intersection of Inverness
Drive and Clinton Parkway,
which he later crashed near the
Legends Place Apartments on
24th Street.
According to the Douglas
County District Attorney’s of-
fce, Rayton has been charged
with thef, eluding the police,
damage to property and driv-
ing on a suspended license.
Rayton is not afliated with
TOM DEHART
news@kansan.com
SEE WRECK PAGE 2
SEE HOUSE PAGE 2
On Tursday, May 15 at
3:30 p.m., a repurposed 1972
Airstream mobile home will
be on display on the lawn be-
tween Lindley Hall and Mar-
vin Hall. Te renovation and
repurposing of the Airstream
into a mobile collaborative
laboratory, or “MoCoLab,” is
the spring semester project of
a Master’s of Architecture de-
sign-build studio class. When
completed this summer, the
MoCoLab will belong to the
University and be available
for students, faculty and staf
to use as a mobile multi-pur-
pose space.
Work on the vehicle itself is
nearly complete. Te students
in Associate Professor of Ar-
chitecture Nils Gore’s class
gutted the insides of the Air-
stream, created a new interior
and fabricated new parts for
the Airstream from scratch.
Tis transformation from
decayed mobile home to the
long-awaited MoCoLab has
given the students involved
a learning experience unlike
any other.
“Every day you come in
and it’s something diferent.
It’s like a job. I come in the
morning and leave at dinner,”
said Jessica Luber, a senior
from Kansas City, Kan. “It’s a
lot more hands on, and we’re
learning so much more than
in any class.”
“Trying to fgure out where
we all fall, who is supposed
to be doing what every day
can be challenging,” said Eli-
sa Mariah Rombold, a junior
from Junction City. “I came in
with very little knowledge of
how to actually build things,
but know I know how to do
everything from grinding to
how to use power tools.”
When the class got its frst
look at the Airstream in a
dusty warehouse on the out-
skirts of Lawrence, it was
clear the mobile home was
a long way from being the
sleek multipurpose vehicle it
would someday become.
“Tere were rats,” said Bri-
anna Sorensen, a senior from
Rochester, Minnesota. “It was
nasty, gross, dirty.”
Sorensen attests that rid-
ding the Airstream of dead
rodents wasn’t the biggest
challenge of the semester.
“I think just working as a
team has been hard for us,”
said Sorensen. “It’s been the
frst time really that we hav-
en’t had an alone project; in
architecture you’re very on
the computer, working by
yourself. To fgure out where
you’re needed, and working
as a group has been the big-
gest obstacle.”
Gore echoed this, saying
that the collaborative deci-
sion-making has been a chal-
lenge for the class.
“You’ve got to get 19 peo-
ple to agree on something—it
takes time,” said Gore. “You
have to talk things through,
and be patient, be willing to
back up and change deci-
sions. Part of the design pro-
cess is being deliberate and
careful enough about it that
you’re not making a disas-
trous decision that’s going to
haunt you forever.”
Now that work on the
project is drawing to a close,
some of the students involved
chuckle at the long hours
spent working feverishly on
seemingly insignifcant tasks.
“Removing all of the win-
dow stripping was horri-
DALTON KINGERY
news@kansan.com
CAMPUS
SEE MOCO PAGE 2
Mobile airstream home
converted for student use
GEORGE MULLINIX/KANSAN
Lawrence resident Georgia Bell sits in the living room of her home of nearly 70 years. Bell sold her longtime home to Here, LLC, a company that will develop a high-end apartment complex on the property.
MOVING OUT
Afer nearly 70 years, Geor-
gia Bell will leave her house at
1115 Indiana St.
Bell, 91, sold her property to
add to the construction site for
a fve-story apartment com-
plex developed by Here, LLC.
When asked if she would
consider selling, she said, “Oh
heck yes.” Her one-bedroom
house is surrounded by stu-
dent apartments and Greek
houses.
“I’m so sick of it,” she said.
“It’s killing me.”
When Bell moved in nearly
70 years ago, she felt low. Te
house is built into a hill and
has no driveway or back en-
trance. Her only entrance is
at the bottom of uneven and
steep concrete steps with a
metal handrail.
Bell said it was obvious why
she’s stayed at 1115 Indiana St.
for so long.
“I didn’t have the money to
buy another house,” she said,
“and I think that’s about a good
an answer as I could fnd.”
Tired of her roof leaking, she
stapled canvas over the ceiling
in her front rooms and used to
leave buckets to collect rain-
water. Her mismatched front
windows won’t open.
She said there’s so much to
do trying to keep the house,
she can never get it all done.
“Tat’s why I’m running to
get out of here,” she said. “I just
got to fnd a place to go.”
She said she doesn’t want to
live in a retirement commu-
nity because she wants to be
on her own. Bell still drives.
She doesn’t want a cane, but
she walks from thing to thing,
sometimes leaning against
chairs and tables as she walks
through her house.
Bell is currently looking for
91-year-old resident sells house for apartment development near Memorial Stadium
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What: Jewish Studies Spring Gather-
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When: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Kansas Union, Traditions
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About: An open event for anyone to
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Light refreshments will be served.
What: Grad Grill
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Adams Alumni Center
About: Celebrate graduation with the
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free food, music, a photo booth and
more.
What: Nature and Culture Seminar
When: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Hall Center, Seminar Room 1
About: A seminar with Josh Nygren
of the History department: “The
Democratization of Conservation: Soil,
Water, and Environment in an Age of
Limits, 1970-1985.” Open to faculty,
staff and graduate students.
What: Veggie Lunch
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Ecumenical Campus Minis-
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About: A free vegetarian meal every
Thursday at the ECM across from
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What: Pussy Riot Panel Discussion
When: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Kansas Union, Jayhawk Room
About: Three University professors
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What: Monarch Watch Open House
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a new home somewhere in
Lawrence.
She wants to live some-
where with air conditioning
— somewhere with plumbing
that doesn’t mess up every six
months. She wants a base-
ment. She wants an attached
garage to park her 1989 Pon-
tiac Sunbird, which has been
parked outdoors every day
since she bought it in 1990.
She’s looking forward leav-
ing her old bed behind and
buying a brand new one.
“I’ve had it too long,” she
said. “If I could keep it, I
would. But, you know, every-
thing wears out.”
When her story hit the local
news media in March, Bell
had not yet accepted an ofer,
though she said she was in-
tending to sell. Lawrence City
Commissioner Bob Schumm
didn’t want Georgia Bell to be
uprooted.
“At her age, I can under-
stand,” Schumm said. “It’s not
the money as much as it is the
feeling of security and what
you’re used to.”
Schumm said Here’s
planned development is excit-
ing. Te high-end apartment
complex will help raise Law-
rence’s population density,
create economies of scale and
support green transportation
and street network efciency.
Schumm said he’s glad Bell
decided to sell and move to a
new house instead of trying
to live in a house surrounded
on three sides by construction
with only steep concrete steps
to get in and out.
“Everybody is going to win
on this,” Schumm said. “Tat’s
a happy outcome for us at
City Hall that it’s all going to
work out.”
Here developer Jim Hefer-
nan said 1115 Indiana St. is
better use of property if the
one-bedroom house is torn
down than if someone is liv-
ing in it.
“It’s a win for Ms. Bell, it’s a
win for the city and it’s a win
for us and our project,” Hef-
fernan said.
Although Here was pre-
pared to build around Bell’s
property, purchasing it allows
the company to expand the
project, now with 624 beds
instead of 592.
Hefernan said Bell’s land,
once rezoned for multiple use,
is more valuable than it was
when zoned as a single-fam-
ily home. Adding it to the
planned apartment complex’s
property also makes con-
struction more efcient: Here
plans to build a fully-auto-
mated underground parking
garage into the Indiana and
11th Street hill.
Bell said she was happy to
have sold her house. She de-
clined to make public how
much money she had accept-
ed.
“Ms. Bell gets a new, fresh
start, hopefully in a home that
will be more conducive for
her needs,” Hefernan said.
In March, Bell got an anony-
mous letter postmarked from
Topeka saying that money
wouldn’t make her happy.
Bell said she thought, “How
come I can’t have money and
be happy?”
— Edited by Tara Bryant
the University.
According to Sgt. Trent
McKinley, the second vehi-
cle, which was crashed into
a stair-railing behind JRP
on May 5, was reported sto-
len around 1 p.m. Monday.
Te police then spotted the
vehicle near 9th and Em-
ery, where the brief 30-sec-
ond chase began near West
Hills Apt. Complex.
Afer Rayton crashed the
vehicle, he was arrested
at 1130 W. 11th St. afer a
short on-foot chase. Ray-
ton’s set for a “no go” pre-
liminary hearing on May
13, and his bond has been
set at $25,000.
Te Lawrence Fire Dept.
arrived to the scene of the
crash Monday to remove
the vehicle from the stair-
case. Tey worked to stop
a gas-leak caused by the
vehicle’s positioning on the
stair-case. Te vehicle was
removed from the stair-
case around 4:30 p.m., and
classes inside JRP were not
afected by the incident.
Lon Dehnert, the Assis-
tant Dean of the School of
Education, issued a state-
ment about the incident
yesterday commenting on
the damage to the proper-
ty, and applauding the LPD
and LFD for their handling
of the situation.
“Tey quickly and efec-
tively controlled the situa-
tion while maintaining the
safety of those in the area,”
Dehnert said.
— Edited by Jack Feigh
WRECK FROM PAGE 1
ble,” Rombold said with a
laugh. “I spent about ffy
hours scrubbing with a
toothbrush and acetone.”
Te students are not
alone in their enjoyment of
the project.
“It’s a cool thing; it’s en-
tirely diferent. You’ve got
this existing thing with its
own needs and presence,”
said Gore. “It’s a classroom
on wheels, it’s a conference
room on wheels, it’s a meet-
ing space on wheels. You
can use it as a dining space,
a celebratory space, a gal-
lery space. It was important
that it be multifunctional.”
— Edited by Jack Feigh
MOCO FROM PAGE 1
HOUSE FROM PAGE 1
Great Plains to see harsh summer weather
CLIMATE
CORRECTION
ASSOCIATED PRESS
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.
— Climate change will bring
more drought, ferce storms
and searing heat to the Great
Plains, causing hardships that
will test the region's legendry
capacity to cope with severe
weather, says a report by the
National Climate Assessment.
Despite its sharply contrast-
ing landscapes, the eight-state
region extending from Texas
to Montana will share one
transcendent challenge: water.
TRIPLE DIGITS: Te
southern Plains region aver-
ages seven days a year with
100-digit temperatures. Tat
number should quadruple by
mid-century, while the north-
ern Plains should get twice as
many. Te hotter conditions
will bring greater evaporation
of surface waters, infict heat
stress on people and animals
and raise demand for air con-
ditioning. As young people
head to cities, rural areas will
have increasing numbers of
elderly who are vulnerable to
heat.
Other extreme weather will
include heavy rainfall and
more intense tropical storms
and hurricanes along the Gulf
coast.
WATER WOES: Water
scarcity will hamper the re-
gion's energy production.
Competition for water to cool
electric plants and to drill
for oil and natural gas using
hydraulic fracturing will in-
tensify. Marginal lands will
become deserts, while the
rain that does fall will ofen
come during storms that will
increase fooding, degrade
stream quality and erode top-
soil. Dwindling municipal
supplies will cause problems
in fast-growing cities.
AGRICULTURE: In the
northern Plains, expected in-
creases in winter snowfall and
spring rain may help crops
during the early growing sea-
son, although some felds may
be too wet to plant. Longer
growing seasons may allow
cultivation of second annual
crops, but pest insects that
previously died of in winter
will increasingly survive, and
winter crops that leave dor-
mancy too soon will be vul-
nerable to spring freezes.
Farming will be hit hard
in the central and southern
Plains, as rainfall declines and
evaporation increases. De-
mand for irrigation will rise,
and the Ogallala and High
Plains aquifers will be further
depleted. Livestock will sufer
from heat and feed grain pro-
duction may slump.
FLORA AND FAUNA:
Birds, fsh and mammals
will be afected by changes
in seasonal lakes and wild-
fres. Changing temperatures
will afect mating and preda-
tor-prey relationships, while
increasing carbon dioxide
levels could make the grass-
es and leaves that animals
eat less nutritious. Clashes
may increase between those
favoring development and
land fragmentation against
advocates of conserving prai-
rie and other habitat for trou-
bled species such as the sage
grouse.

“It’s a win for Ms. Bell, it’s a win for the city and it’s a win for
us and our project.”
JIM HEFFERNAN
Here, LLC developer
ASSOCIATED PRESS
In this Aug. 3, 2011 file photo, Texas State Park police officer Thomas
Bigham walks across a cracked lake bed in Texas. Global warming is
expected to bring more high temperatures and drought this year.
In an article published Monday about the Holi Festival, the Kansan
credited the Center for Global and International Studies for co-spon-
soring the event. The SUA co-sponsored the event.
Jayhawkers forced to
relocate during protest
Students from the Jayhawk-
ers coalition gathered outside of
Strong Hall Tuesday afternoon to
protest the coalition’s disquali-
fication from the recent Student
Senate race. The protest was relo-
cated when someone in Strong Hall
called the police.
The six protesters, all members
of the coalition, were notified by
Public Safety officers that they had
to move to one of the designated
protest areas outside Wescoe Hall
or Stauffer-Flint Hall, which the
protesters agreed to do.
The members protested silently
to make it clear to students that
they haven’t given up.
“We are out here just because
we want to spread awareness of
what’s happening, that the Stu-
dent Senate this year isn't going to
the student’s Senate,” Jayhawkers
presidential candidate MacKenzie
Oatman said. “We want to be out
here to raise awareness and let
students know that we are still
fighting for them.”
Some passing students took
pictures, but not many stopped to
talk. Kristina Maude, Jayhawkers
campaign manager, said a few
students thanked them for their
action.
All of the protesters were from
the Jayhawkers coalition and in-
cluded Oatman, Maude, Cecil
Keyes, Cal Bayer, Isaac Bahney and
Zunwu Zhou. The signs included
messages like, “I am one of 2,662
students denied a vote,” and “give
the students their Senate.”
“We just wanted to let the admin-
istration as well as the students
know that even if this is how things
are going to be, we don’t agree with
the 2,662 [students] that weren’t
heard,” Maude said. “To us, that’s
a huge deal and something that
[we] need to take a stand against.”
All members of the Jayhawkers
coalition were disqualified on April
8 for providing incomplete finan-
cial records to the Elections Com-
mission. The decision was upheld
by the University Judicial Board
Appeals Panel on April 24.
Last Tuesday, the Commission
certified the results of the election.
Jake Rapp, chair of the Commis-
sion, then released the full results,
including numbers of votes for
each candidate who was on the
ballot. Oatman and Mitchell Cota
received about 60 percent of the
vote, while Morgan Said and Mi-
randa Wagner of Grow KU received
30 percent.
— Miranda Davis
and Amelia Arvesen
Professor emeritus Ted
Johnson’s Stop Day Walking
Tour of Campus turns
21 years old this Friday!
Celebrate with him by
catching at least a bit of the
tour.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 PAGE 3 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
Anthropology class to present final projects
ACADEMICS
CAMPUS
MADDIE FARBER
news@kansan.com
MIRANDA DAVIS/KANSAN
Jayhawkers members (left to right) Isaac Bahney, Cal Bayer and Kristina Maude protest the Student Senate elec-
tions results in front of Strong Hall on Tuesday afternoon. They were forced to relocate when the police arrived.
On Tursday, students from
Professor Akiko Takeyama’s
Anthropology 108/308 class
will present their fnal research
projects in the Jayhawk Room
in the Kansas Union.
“Tis is a great way to show
the students work throughout
the semester,” Takeyama said.
“People don’t always have a
good idea what anthropology
is, so this presents a good op-
portunity to learn and for stu-
dents to professionally present
their material.”
Professor Takeyama said stu-
dents conducted their research
on social issues on campus
and in the Lawrence commu-
nity. Te topic of research was
relatively open-ended, as long
as students could use an an-
thropological lens to support
their thesis.
Shiva Pedram, a freshman
from Overland Park, is cur-
rently taking Takeyama’s 108
class. Her group did a study
on Watkins Health Center,
attempting to see how college
health centers afect people lat-
er in life.
“We made a survey and had
about 65 people take it. We
ended up fnding out that
most people who had negative
things to say about Watkins
had actually never been,” Pe-
dram said. “Te negative repu-
tation was based of of word of
mouth. Tis ended up shaping
our research—how word of
mouth can afect health care.”
Pedram explained that as
a pre-med student and an
anthropology major, this re-
search was important to her.
She is an aspiring doctor and
believes the research will help
her to understand how people
react to word of mouth and
choose the physicians they do.
“I thought it was useful
and cool to apply what we’ve
learned in class. Anthropolo-
gy gives you a new perspective
and way to learn and think
about things,” Pedram said.
Britta Smith, a freshman
from Longview, Washington,
worked with other members
in her research group to study
smartphone addiction.
“Our expectation was that
our research would confrm
smartphone addiction and
its negative side efects. How-
ever, we found it’s actually
multi-faceted,” Smith said.
“Te use of smart phones can
actually be a sign of social con-
nectedness.”
Smith explained to research
this she and other members of
her group interviewed people
and observed their cell phone
usage.
“Even though it didn’t cor-
relate with my pre-nursing
major, it was fun to conduct
our own research with some-
thing that afects our society
so much,” Smith said.
Professor Takeyama ex-
plained that she has been im-
pressed with her students’ abil-
ities to conduct research and
then present it beyond just a
classroom setting.
“Anthropology is a great tool
that can be useful in various
settings, whether that be in
business, nursing, entertain-
ment, etc. It helps you learn
other peoples’ perspectives,”
Takeyama said. “Tis under-
graduate research aligns with
KU’s eforts as an undergrad-
uate research university; we
are not just expecting students’
to memorize knowledge, but
equip them with research
skills.”
Te event will be sponsored
by the Center for Undergrad-
uate Research and the Depart-
ment of Anthropology, as well
as KU Dining Services. Stu-
dents’ presentations are open
to the public.
— Edited by Jamie Koziol

“People don’t always have a good idea what anthropology is,
so this presents a good opportunity to learn and for students to
professionally present their material.”
AKIKO TAKEYAMA
Anthropology 108/308 professor
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communist-sympathizing pansy-
ass that is Wil, what are you talking
about?
Tese have been a tumultuous few
weeks for Earth. Ukraine, massacres
in South Sudan, mudslides,
tornadoes, more shootings than
we can keep track of, racism in the
NBA, the list goes on. How have we
conventionally approached these
horrifc and thought-provoking
issues of the day?
Traditionally, the interested
worldly citizen will read up on the
slew of news events, mull them
over (or simply skim headlines),
and then have at least some form
of discussion on it. Be it online or
in cofee shops, these collective
discussions are referred to by fancy
jerks as discourse.
Nine times out of ten, these casual
conversations between citizens are
solution-oriented and come in the
form of arguments. What can the
Obama administration do to solve
Republican obstructionism against
Obamacare? How can Ukraine fend
of Putin? What can we do to stop
gun violence? I think—I think—I
think et cetera et cetera.
Te average citizen has little direct
control over global events but still
the natural reaction is to buckle
down, assign blame and fume as if
we’re personally invested.
My contention is to instead treat
world events as documentaries on
living history. Watch events unfold
with the express intent of learning
from them rather than taking an
immediate stance on them, digging
in, and glaring at anyone who
disagrees. Ask questions instead of
form arguments. Learn rather than
assert.
But wait, this is beginning to
sound familiar.
Some old goat named Socrates
pulled this nonsense back in the day,
and I think it’s time we bring him
back in a big way.
Te Socratic method is un-
American. It shirks immediate
action and debunks instead of
afrming. Confdence is second
to evidence and logic dominates
all. Resisting the urge to take up a
stance and defend it goes against the
very essence of the red, white and
blue!
I do my very best to avoid
arguments these days. As someone
who debated away most weekends
in high school, it’s a strange feeling
to get used to. But I think it’s worth
it. Tis old and yet new approach
of purposefully staying neutral has
changed my views on a whole range
of contentious issues. Some have
been about-faces and others have
shifed only slightly, but progress is
change no matter how small.
It seems to me that observing
and learning from the events of
the world makes for more nuanced
and less biased understanding.
Evaluating issues as a whole allows
for better and more detailed
solutions. Debating them as one side
against the other just boxes out the
opposition and potential progress.
I’m not advocating for inaction.
I’m not advocating we all retreat to
our tepees and smoke hash while
tanks fatten Kiev. I’m advocating an
alternative way of interpreting the
world around us.
We could repurpose the Socratic
method to modern times to balance
out this 24-hour news cycle, knee-
jerk, fnger-pointing public sphere.
Or to fnd new approaches to the
non-stop problems we face day in
and day out.
Te only way we can make
substantial and progressive changes
to our society is by disregarding
arguments and labels in favor of
questions, evidence and maybe — if
we’re lucky — answers.
Wil Kenney is a sophomore from
Leawood studying English.
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in random places for
good luck for finals.
It’d be cool to start doing a picture
submission for a finals week
special edition paper or
edition of the FFA.
#DeckPool2014 Never forget!
“I was born on a Saturday, I was
bound to be a good time”
The fact anyone says the words
“unwanted” and “sunflowers”
together is a reason we need to
plant more sunflowers on campus.
They’ll brighten up your day!
I keep snoring myself awake :/
Was I in a trailer for
Grand Theft Auto today?
R.I.P. Pearson Deck pool. May 5,
2014 - May 5, 2014
Only good ideas follow
the word “hence.”
Just your daily reminder that
Godzilla is coming out on
May 16th, and that you all
should be excited for it.
KU women’s ultimate frisbee club
team won sectionals and regionals
and is headed to college nationals
May 23rd! Go Bettys!!
Hi! To the guy with the really cute
smile on bus 36 in the blue Kansas
City 35 shirt.
If anyone finds jolly ranchers
scattered throughout the Schutz
stacks.. that was me...
I like when the buses go fast to get
us to class on time but I also like
getting to class in one piece.
The Chi Omega fountain
looks so refreshing.
My mother always told me the
women’s bathroom couch was so
breastfeeding mothers could sit.
So unless you’re breastfeeding in
the men’s, you’ll be fine.
I bet the walk to class from JRP
and O’Leary from when they
were still dorms must have
been awesome.
Why does the icecream man never
come to campus?
It must be close to finals time.
Just spent half an hour
organizing my pen cup.
Any email from a professor start-
ing with “I know this is a stressful
time for all of you”...No just no.
Your fault.
I may be unattractive, but at least
I didn’t cheat on a test. Karma......
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Keep an open mind when
discussing world politics
C
aring about the world is a hard
job. With a constant stream
of bad news being relentlessly
thrown at us, it’s easy to become
beaten down by the weight of a hard
world.
So why do we still care enough
to stay informed on events beyond
our own lives? Tere are two main
reasons. Te frst is that it is human
nature to be curious about what’s
happening in the world around us.
Tis is both natural and benefcial. It
connects us to our species, reminding
us of our common humanity.
Te second reason is to learn from
humanity’s experiences. So, one may
legitimately wonder how we learn
from these complex, ever-changing
events. Since there’s no professor
to tell us the right answer here, we
have to collectively form our answer.
Terefore, how we learn is from one
another – from a reasoned public
discourse (yes, I said it). We learn
from hearing arguments on all
sides of a thought-provoking topic,
carefully considering their merits and
fnally forming a conclusion.
Some say that they prefer to see
things through a more passive lens.
Tey seek objectivity by choosing
to simply absorb facts as if they
were learning about them in a
documentary on historical events.
With this purview, there is no need to
engage in the public discourse, only
to idealistically sit back and be told
what to believe. However, despite the
simplicity of this view, it is mistaken.
You see, thought-provoking topics
are just that – thought provoking.
Tey evoke feelings, conficting
facts, and yes, arguments. Tis
doesn’t mean that arguments
should be uncivil, messy, or close-
minded. Indeed, open-mindedness
is vital to the integrity of the public
interpretation. Instead, it means that
interpreting events demands debate.
Indeed, in order for events to
become part of history, they must
frst undergo reasoned debate and
analysis. Only through consideration
of the arguments on each side can we
legitimately derive lessons from the
past. However, even history itself is
still an evolving matter for dispute.
Take Christopher Columbus, for
example. Once hailed by the public
as the man who “discovered” the
Americas, he is now derided as a
perpetrator of genocide and occupies
a place of infamy in the minds of
many Americans. Tis historical
reinterpretation didn’t simply happen;
it is the product of argument, of
stacking up evidence, weighing and
measuring its validity, and coming to
a conclusion.
Events are inherently subjective and
will inevitably evoke a vast range of
interpretations. As with all of life, it
is important to keep an open mind
and to be well informed on an issue
of importance. However, it is equally
vital to stand for what you think is
right.
Te only way for the collective
national conscious to learn from
events is for them to engage in the
event, to thoughtfully examine and
discuss manifold interpretations in
order to form its own interpretation.
Only through this process can we
learn from our collective past and
better our collective future. However,
in order for any of this to happen,
we need to care about what going
on in the world around us. Afer all,
we’re college students. If we don’t care
about the world we’re going to inherit
then who will?

Jesse Burbank is a freshman from
Quinter studying history and political
science.
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: PRO
Public discourse is necessary
to fully understand the world
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opinion@kansan.com
By Wil Kenney
opinion@kansan.com
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HEALTH
Alternative medicine can have negative effects

A
s this year winds
down I conclude my
frst year in pharmacy
school with a module on
biology based alternative
medicine. Many Americans
enjoy this type of medicine
due to its natural properties.
While these supplements do
not seem harmful, they could
potentially have harmful
interactions with prescription
drugs.
Complementary and
alternative medicine (CAM)
are a group of diverse
health care practices and
products that are not
currently considered to
be part of conventional
medicine. Herbal and dietary
supplements, including
multivitamins, are the most
common type of alternative
medicine used. Te use of
supplements surpasses other
complementary medicine
such as yoga, massages,
prayers and chiropractor
visits.
You have seen ads and
articles about how “green
tea can help you lose ten
lbs” or “beat diabetes with
cinnamon!” According to
Explorer news, 40 percent of
Americans use CAM as part
of their daily regimen to help
relieve numerous health issues
like stress, insomnia, high
blood pressure and digestive
problems.
We use natural supplements
in our daily routine and
do not think that they can
have harmful efects. For
example, Creatine, a popular
supplement college students
use to increase muscle mass,
can interfere with insulin
(both oral and injectable)
diabetic medication and
can also lead to blood
sugar problems. Melatonin,
used to improve sleep,
can interfere with ACE
Inhibitor blood pressure
and cholesterol medication.
It can also make patients
taking narcotic medication
oxycodone or hydrocodone,
drowsier. Aspirin, a common
NSAID taken for pain relief,
can interact with herbal
medications that have
antiplatelet activity including
ginkgo, garlic, ginseng, which
enhances the risk of bleeding.
Echinacea and kava as well
as herbs containing salicylate
can interact with Tylenol
which can increase incidences
of liver and kidney toxicity.
Tese are just a few of many
drug-herbal interactions. In
general, herbal supplements
can alter the way the liver
metabolizes drugs which thus
can increase or weaken the
potency of a medication. It
is important to speak with
you doctor or pharmacist
when you will take diferent
medicines whether it is a
prescription drug, over the
counter product, supplement,
or vitamins to prevent
harmful interactions. Te
most important point to stress
is that while supplements and
herbs are “natural,” they need
to be treated like any other
medication.
Monica Saha is a graduate
pharmacy student from Overland
Park.
By Monica Saha
opinion@kansan.com
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Today is a 7
Communication and education
are central themes as Mercury
enters Gemini for the next
few weeks. Words flow with
velocity. Ignore prejudices and
complaints (including your own).
Obstacles today add chaos.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
Discover new ways to bring
in cash over the next few
weeks with Mercury in Gemini.
Communication with connec-
tions facilitates a rise in profits.
Maintain objectivity. Hold out for
what you think is best.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Today is an 8
For almost three weeks, you’re
exceptionally quick and clever
with Mercury in your sign. Focus
on personal adaptability. You
can shift what’s needed for
the result you want.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today is a 7
Get thoughtful over the next few
weeks with Mercury in Gemini.
Introspective inquiries reveal
hidden layers of beauty and
complexity. Listen to your angels.
Don’t get limited by the past. Try
a different tack. Mix traditional
wisdom with a fresh perspective.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is an 8 For the next few
weeks with Mercury in Gemini
your team is extra hot and
negotiations go well. Collabo-
rate, schmooze and share info.
Friends are eager to help,
but could distract you
with diversions.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is an 8
Advance your career over the
next few weeks with Mercury in
Gemini. Evaluate your position.
There could be a test. Finish a
lingering renovation project.
Don’t spend overmuch
on expert opinions.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Today is an 8
For about two weeks with
Mercury in Gemini, expand your
influence as new opportunities
arise. Envision the long-range
implications. Explore, travel and
satisfy your curiosity without
getting extravagant. Friends
remind you what’s important.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Today is a 7
Talk over financial changes
and new circumstances with
your family over the next few
weeks with Mercury in Gemini.
Reassess your assets. Reduce
your personal workload.
Financial paperwork makes
more sense now.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Keep cutting expenses, especial-
ly on entertainment. Your partner
teaches you new tricks over the
next few weeks with Mercury
in Gemini. Use practical
building blocks. Let others do
the talking, and practice
focusing your listening.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is an 8
Follow the money trail. You’re
better at solving puzzles over
the next few weeks, with
Mercury in Gemini. Don’t
touch your savings. Great
discipline is required.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is an 8
Get your chores done early. Keep
decreasing your obligations. For
about two and a half weeks, it’s
easier to find the words with
Mercury in Gemini. Communica-
tions barriers dissolve.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is a 7
Accept or assign responsibility in
a difficult situation. Take it slow.
Resolve issues creatively. Curtail
spending. You find it easier
to express yourself at home
over the next few weeks, with
Mercury in Gemini.
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I
n my last column, I solely
addressed the pros and
cons of the ‘No Poo’
Method due to the number of
questions I received about it.
So today, I am addressing the
curiosities that I lef unan-
swered along with a couple
new questions.
“My sister is Caucasian but has
ethnic curly hair and has a hard
time keeping it from not looking
frizzy. She wants it to look more
like ringlets and not like frizz.
Any suggestions?”
– Kayla M., Nursing
Your sister is defnitely not
alone. Te secret to frizz-free
curly hair has a lot to do with
what you put on it. Shampoo,
or anything with a higher pH
level than the natural scalp
and hair, will wilt and rough
up curly hair if it is not the
right kind for the job. Te
cuticle layer (or outermost
layer) of the hair resembles
scales, for the sake of a visual,
and products with higher
alkaline levels raise that
cuticle layer, letting moisture
out and leaving those “scales”
raised — causing frizz. Water
has a pH of 7, which raises
that cuticle and causes frizz
which is why humidity is such
a feat. A conditioner may
help smooth the cuticle but
a poor shampoo leaves more
frizz to combat. Afer using
a curly specifc shampoo, a
light conditioner will aid in
sealing the cuticle, locking in
needed moisture and protein.
I recommend using a deep
conditioner one to two times
a week to guarantee that
the hair is keeping enough
moisture in it; moisture levels
are a large contributor to curly
hair and are important to it.
Lightweight styling crèmes
and foam mousses with low to
zero alcohol content will con-
tribute to easier styling. Te
best way to achieve frizz-free
curls is to hand style the hair
starting at the ends and work-
ing up through the mid-shaf
to the roots to avoid weighing
down the hair. Make sure you
are using enough product to
evenly coat the hair but start
small and build if need be. I
recommend air-drying or the
use of a difuser when styling.
Finishing the hair with a light-
weight serum or oil followed
by a humidity protecting
hairspray, and you are well on
your way to perfect, frizz-free
curls.
“What are the best ways to
repair/prevent split ends?”
– Jonna R., Speech/Language/
Hearing
Unfortunately, there is not
yet a way to physically reverse
split ends. Te only surefre
way to be rid of them, and I
think you know what is com-
ing, is to cut them of. I know
that many people become
distraught over the thought
of snipping of an inch or
two but if you stay on top of
regular trims with the same
stylist, chances are they will
know how your hair reacts
and can shape up the hair
with the illusion that virtually
no hair was removed. Tere
are products that will claim to
mend splitting but in actuality
they are just encasing the
strand, making it look healthy
temporarily. Now, there are
ways to help prevent split ends
and prolong salon visits in the
future which involve taking
care of the scalp and your
health. Using re-constructors
or deep conditioners that
contain keratin (protein), will
strengthen and fortify your
strands leaving them more
resilient against heat damage
and breakage. You can also
support the hair by taking
vitamins and putting correct
nutrition into your body,
which can make it grow faster
and healthier from the start.
“I need a faster way to curl my
hair, it’s so thick!”
– Paige C., Marketing
Tere are a couple easy ways
to prep the hair before you
get to the heat styling step.
Luckily, thick hair means you
don’t have to focus strongly on
the nape area (hair from about
the top of the ear down in the
back). If you shower before
bed, let it dry until it’s about
50 percent dry then twist it
into a bun or twisted wrap
braid and sleep on it. Tis will
encourage and dry curl into
the hair, leaving less work to
be done with a curling iron
or fat iron. If you are more
experienced with styling,
roughly hand-drying the hair
until it is about 80 percent
dry and then using a round
brush to fnish drying will also
leave you with a solid, bouncy
base that requires little heat
tool work afer. Tere are also
certain curling techniques
that are quicker than others.
Wrapping the hair around
a curling iron or wand, or
twisting curls in with a fat
iron are both quicker than a
traditional rolled curl. As old
school as it sounds, hot rollers
are also a great way to achieve
full, long-lasting curls. Tey
may take a little practice to get
used to, but they can be done
generally quickly and set while
you fnish getting ready. You
don’t need to roll your whole
head in them either, just do
the crown and quickly touch
up the bottom with a hot tool.
Undone hair is in, don’t focus
on perfecting every strand and
put your focus on the crown
area (top of the head) and the
hair by the face.
….and then there were a
couple questions I didn’t have
the answer to. Like…
“How do I look more like Ryan
Gosling?”
– Louis F., Film Studies
Oh how I wish this was
something that was achievable
through a few simple hair
changes. If we could pump
Ryan Gosling look-a-likes out
of a salon, the world would be
a very, very happy place. So, it
looks like you’re out of luck,
pal. All I can recommend is
that maybe you should look
into plastics.
Tanks for following my Ask
Cherilyn column.
— Edited by Kate Shelton
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WASHINGTON — More
than a dozen media organi-
zations challenged the gov-
ernment's ban on the use of
drones by journalists Tuesday,
saying the Federal Aviation
Administration's position vio-
lates First Amendment protec-
tions for news gathering.
Te organizations, includ-
ing Te Associated Press,
fled a brief with the National
Transportation Safety Board
in support of aerial photog-
rapher Raphael Pirker. Pirker
was fned $10,000 by the FAA
for fying a small drone near
the University of Virginia to
make a commercial video in
October 2011. He appealed the
fne to the safety board, which
hears challenges to FAA deci-
sions.
An administrative law judge
ruled in March that the FAA
can't enforce its policy against
all commercial use of drones
when the agency hasn't issued
regulations for those uses. Te
FAA has appealed the judge's
decision to the full fve-mem-
ber safety board. Agency of-
fcials have said they hope to
issue regulations for the use of
small drones later this year.
Te FAA won't currently is-
sue drone permits to news or-
ganizations. Ofcials have sent
warning letters to journalists
found to have used small un-
manned aircraf to take photos
and videos.
"Te FAA's position is unten-
able as it rests on a fundamen-
tal misunderstanding about
journalism. News gathering is
not a 'business purpose.' It is
a First Amendment right," the
brief said.
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was a highlight of the cross
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ALI HILL
Senior
Topeka
“My favorite memory was
when RJ Mitty came to KU
because I am obsessed with
Breaking Bad.”
AMANDA SASEK
First-year grad student
Moberly, Mo.
“My favorite memory this
year was the last day of one
of the discussion classes that
I taught. We had the students
bring in so much food that it
was basically like a bufet, and
we played Jeopardy.”
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“Hiding out in Allen Field-
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friends for four hours and be-
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As the school year comes to an end and as the feeling
of summer starts to grow, University students take a
moment to reminisce on the highlights of this year.
CAMPUS
With only a few school days
lef before fnals, everyone has
summer break on their mind.
Our university is home to al-
most 30,000 students from all
over the country.
Over the summer, we might
go home to our respective
hometowns to spend our sum-
mers with our friends and par-
take in our own summer tra-
ditions. We have our Lawrence
and University traditions that
we participate in during the
school year, but what about
the traditions you have in your
hometowns over the summer?
Cale Johnson, a freshman
from Castle Rock, Washing-
ton, says he and his friends
spend a lot of time at Toutle
River over the summer.
“We drive up to Mariner
games too,” Johnson said. Cas-
tle Rock is about a two-hour
drive from downtown Seattle,
but Johnson says he and his
friends try and make it up to
a good amount of games each
summer.
Johnson’s roommate, Con-
nor Carpani, a freshman, is
from the opposite side of the
U.S., in Langhorne, Pennsyl-
vania.
“I live at my beach house
in the summer,” Carpani said.
His beach house is in Ocean
City, N.J.
“We go to the beach a lot and
go to concerts in Camden,”
said Carpani.
Representing the Midwest
region, Kelly Davis, a fresh-
man from St. Louis, Missouri,
says that the “thing” to do in
St. Louis is to go to Te Muny.
“It’s a huge outdoor theater,
and they put on plays and mu-
sicals,” Davis said.
Davis also said that the For-
est Park area is where a lot of
people hang out during the
summers in St. Louis.
Gracie Larcher, a freshman
from Scottsdale, Arizona,
shares her unique summer
traditions from the southwest
region.
Larcher described what are
called “mountain spots.”
“A lot of houses are on and
around the mountain, so
you basically drive through
the neighborhood and
there'll be a fat spot where
you can park and sit,” Larcher
said.
Larcher says people will
have picnics or just hang out
at these mountain spots and
depending upon the specifc
spot, you can see the city lights
in the distance.
What’s unique about these
mountain spots is that “every-
one has their own,” Larcher
said.
“It’s something that pretty
much only the locals know
about,” Larcher said.
Larcher said a big social
thing to do in Scottsdale is to
go to In-N-Out.
While Larcher and her
friends enjoy scenic picnics
in the mountains, Caroline
Goble, a freshman
from Tampa Florida,
spends her summer days
diferently.
“I live 20 minutes from
the beach, so we go to the
beach probably every other
day and, we tan constantly,”
Goble said.
Te best part of summer is
being home with your friends,
your hometown and your
summer traditions.
No matter which way you
spend summer, enjoy it while
it lasts. We’ll back here in
Lawrence doing our own tra-
ditions before you know it.
— Edited by Stella Liang
CONNOR CARPANI
Langhorne, Pa.
KELLY DAVIS
St. Louis, Mo.
GRACIE LARCHER Scottsdale, Ariz.
CALE JOHNSON Castle Rock, Wash.
CAROLINE GOBLE
Tampa, Fla.
Reclusive German art collector Gurlitt dies at 81
INTERNATIONAL
BERLIN — Cornelius Gur-
litt's long-secret hoard of 1,280
major artworks set of an in-
ternational uproar last year
over the fate of art looted by
the Nazis. Now his death has
triggered a new round of spec-
ulation over who will eventu-
ally own his unparalleled col-
lection.
A spokesman for the reclu-
sive German collector, who
died Tuesday at age 81 at his
apartment in Munich, said
Gurlitt had living relatives but
he would not say who they are.
It was also not immediately
clear whether Gurlitt had writ-
ten a will or whether a Munich
court would appoint a curator
of estate, which is ofen done
in Germany if there are open
questions surrounding an in-
heritance.
Afer much back and forth,
Gurlitt eventually agreed last
month to a deal with the Ger-
man government under which
hundreds of works he owned
would be checked for possi-
ble Nazi-era pasts while stay-
ing in government hands. A
spokeswoman for the Bavarian
Justice Ministry told Te As-
sociated Press on Tuesday that
deal would be binding on all
possible heirs.
Initially, Gurlitt had insist-
ed that all of the art work be-
longed to him and nobody
else.
"Everybody involved — the
authorities as well as private
people who think some of the
art may have once belonged to
their families — wants to know
more than anything what's go-
ing to happen to the collec-
tion," said Markus Stoetzel, a
German lawyer specializing
on the restitution of Nazi-loot-
ed art.
"Te only thing we know for
sure at this point is that the
painful process of recovering
art taken under Nazi terror
will be further delayed," he
added.
Gurlitt was thrust into the
public spotlight in November
when authorities, following a
report by German magazine
Focus, disclosed that they had
seized 1,280 works by artists
including Pablo Picasso, Hen-
ri Matisse and Marc Chagall
from his Munich apartment
more than a year earlier.
Tey had discovered the
works while investigating Gur-
litt for suspected import tax
evasion.
Some of the pieces — by Ma-
tisse, Chagall and Otto Dix —
were previously unknown, not
listed in the detailed invento-
ries compiled by art scholars.
Gurlitt had inherited the
collection of paintings, prints,
drawings and sculptures from
his father, Hildebrand Gurlitt,
an art dealer who traded in
works confscated by the Nazis
and who died in 1956.
German authorities, facing
criticism from Jewish groups
and art experts for keeping the
hoard secret for so long, quick-
ly moved to publicize details
of paintings online and put
together a task force to speed
their identifcation. Tey said
at least 458 of the works may
have been stolen from their
owners by the Nazis.
Separately, representatives
for Gurlitt later secured a fur-
ther 238 artworks that were at
a dilapidated house he owned
in Salzburg, Austria. Gurlitt
was never under investigation
in Austria and those works
weren't seized by authorities.
It is not clear where those art-
works are now.
ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Everything in my life, I had to take
it. They’re not going to give it to you
out of sympathy. I wouldn’t want it
any other way. This was another case.
If I wanted to win the MVP, I had to go
take it. I felt that this was the year I
did that.”
—Kevin Durant
—ESPN.com
?
TRIVIA OF THE DAY
THE MORNING BREW
Q: Who was the last player to win
the NBA scoring title and the MVP
award in the same season?
A: Allen Iverson, 2000-2001.
— ESPN.com
!
FACT OF THE DAY
Kevin Durant averaged more
points, rebounds, assists per
game and had a higher field goal
percentage than Michael Jordan in
their 7th season in the NBA.
–ESPN.com
Kevin Durant wins MVP after years of success in NBA
QUOTE OF THE DAY
I
t’s been a long time coming for
Kevin Durant.
For a player who has been named
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2008),
NBA Rookie of the Year (2008), NBA
Rookie Challenge MVP (2009), All-
NBA First Team (2010-2013), NBA
All-Star (2010-2014) NBA All-Star
Game MVP (2012) and NBA scoring
champion (2010-2014), you would
think he would been selected as NBA
Most Valuable Player before this year.
Durant received 119 frst-place votes
for the trophy, with LeBron James
receiving just six.
Durant didn’t thank his lucky stars
and his acceptance speech wasn’t
about him. His acceptance speech was
about his mother and the other people
who support him.
“You made us believe, you kept us
of the streets, you put clothes on
our backs, put food on the table,” an
emotional Durant said to his mother.
“You’re the real MVP.”
Another person Durant thanked was
veteran forward Caron Butler. Accord-
ing to Durant, Butler placed a note in
Durant’s locker reading “KD MVP” on
March 1.
“I don’t really say much in those mo-
ments, but I remember that,” Durant
said. “I go home and I think about
that stuf, man. When you got people
behind you, you can do whatever.”
Tis was the frst time since the
2000-2001 season where the same
player won both the NBA scoring
champion title and the MVP award.
“He’s basically put himself in front
of everybody else in the league and
shown that he’s the best player in
the world,” said Russell Westbrook,
Durant’s teammate.
James, a four-time NBA
MVP, agreed with West-
brook.
“He deserved it, for sure.
It’s big-time on his part.
His maturity level went
up every single season
both on and of the court.”
James said.
His statistics this season
have been through the
roof as he averages 32
points, 5.5 assists and 7.4 rebounds
per game. During the course of the
regular season, Durant was the leading
scorer in 59 of their 81 games. Tis
season, so far, he’s scored 2,593 points,
adding to his career total of 14,851.
If the Oklahoma City Tunder make
a run in the NBA Finals and Durant
plays to his caliber, he could break
15,000 points before the season is over.
Durant also lef a mark in the NBA
all-time charts. He had a run of 41
consecutive games during the season
where he tallied at least 25 points. His
streak was the third longest in NBA
history.
Afer Tunder’s
loss in game fve
to the Memphis
Grizzlies, Durant
received some heat,
from his own city’s
newspaper, even though
he scored 26 points. “Mr.
Unreliable” was plastered
across the front page of the
Oklahoman with a picture
of Durant underneath it.
“Tat’s what they’re supposed to
write,” said Durant afer seeing the
headline. “I didn’t come through for
the team.”
He let it be his motivation though, as
he combined for 69 points in the fnal
two games of that series.
As the NBA Finals continue, there’s
no telling how many points Durant
will score. As Durant’s career contin-
ue, there’s no telling how many more
MVP awards he will win.
— Edited by Cara Winkley
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 PAGE 7 THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
By Amie Just
sports@kansan.com
This week in athletics
Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
Baseball
Missouri State
6:30 p.m.
Springfield, Mo.
Wednesday
No Events Women’s Golf
NCAA Regionals
All Day
TBD
No Events Women’s Golf
NCAA Regionals
All Day
TBD
Softball
Iowa State
5 p.m.
Lawrence
Baseball
West Virginia
6 p.m.
Lawrence
Women’s Golf
NCAA Regionals
All Day
TBD
Softball
Iowa State
2 p.m.
Lawrence
Baseball
West Virginia
2 p.m.
Lawrence
Softball
Iowa State
Noon
Lawrence
Baseball
West Virginia
1 p.m.
Lawrence
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The St. Lawrence Catholic Cam-
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& have a BA degree. They must be
computer literate, familiar with
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Pistorius accused of ‘sinis-
ter’ remark in court
PRETORIA, South Africa —
Oscar Pistorius was accused of
making a "sinister" remark to a
friend of Reeva Steenkamp in
the courtroom Tuesday during
a break at his murder trial.
Pistorius denied the allega-
tion that he said to the close
friend of the girlfriend he
killed: "How can you sleep at
night?"
Te accusation by Kim Myers
provided a bizarre twist during
the trial of the world-famous
double-amputee Olympian,
who is facing 25 years to life in
prison if convicted of premed-
itated murder for shooting
dead Steenkampat his home
last year.
Pistorius, 27, denies murder
and says he killed Steenkamp
by mistake thinking she was
an intruder when he shot
her multiple times through a
closed toilet door.
He also denied to reporters
in the courtroom that he made
any comment to Myers. Pisto-
rius said he hadn't spoken to
members of the Myers family
for weeks, despite sitting a few
feet away from them during
proceedings. Myers' lawyer
said she told him it happened.
Myers was approached by
Pistorius and he made the re-
mark to her in a "very sinister
way," the lawyer for Myers told
Te Associated Press. Attor-
ney Ian Levitt said Myers was
"shocked" and did not know
what it referred to. Levitt said
she found it "extremely dis-
turbing."
Levitt was not in the court-
room but said Myers phoned
him to report it.
Ofcials at South Africa's
National Prosecuting Authori-
ty said they would not be act-
ing on the report.
Pistorius' lawyer, Brian Web-
ber, said Pistorius also told
him that the allegation regard-
ing the remark was untrue.
"I've asked the client and he
denies that he said it," Webber
said.
His legal team says they
could wrap up presenting his
defense by next Tuesday.
— Associated Press
INTERNATIONAL
Volume 126 Issue 120 kansan.com Wednesday, May 7, 2014
By Matt Corte
sports@kansan.com
COMMENTARY
Two for one as
time winds down
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
sports
S
PAGE 7
THE MORNING BREW
Kevin Durant beats Lebron James for NBA MVP
BASEBALL
Te Jayhawks are coming of
their second straight Big 12
sweep. Kansas defeated Texas
Tech this past weekend at Ho-
glund Ballpark.
Kansas has now won sev-
en straight games and are 10
games over .500 with a 12-9
conference record. Tey will
head to Springfeld, Missouri
to take on Missouri State for
a mid-week matchup tomor-
row. Te Bears are 20-24 on
the campaign and 7-8 in con-
ference play.
Missouri State is coming of
a weekend series loss to Dallas
Baptist and have lost seven out
of their last 10 games. Fresh-
man Jon Hander will be on the
mound for Kansas. Hander is
coming of his second victory
of the season against Wichita
State. Te freshman has a 2.94
ERA and hasn’t given up more
than four runs in any of his
appearances this season.
Te Jayhawks are making
moves in the Big 12, as they
have moved into third place in
the conference behind Okla-
homa State and TCU. Tey are
also third in the Big 12 with a
.289 batting average. Junior
outfelder Michael Suiter is
ffh in the conference with
a .335 batting average. Frank
Duncan ranks sixth in the
league with a 2.02 ERA.
THE JAYHAWKS WILL WIN IF…

Te Jayhawks will defeat
Missouri State Wednesday if
their pitching staf can stay
hot. In their current sev-
en-game winning streak, they
have given up more than four
runs in only one game. Te
pitching staf has allowed the
ofense to put up unanswered
runs at the plate. Tey gave
up less than three runs three
times including a complete
game shutout from senior
Jordan Piche’, and a complete
game one run performance
from fellow senior Frank
Duncan. Hander got a win in
Kansas’ previous mid-week
matchup and another victory
would extend their win streak
to eight.

PLAYER TO WATCH

Sophomore second base-
man Colby Wright has been
on a tear at the plate lately.
Wright is batting .339 on the
season and has seen his aver-
age increase 77 points in the
last 10 games. Wright has 14
hits during Kansas’ current
seven-game win streak and
he has driven in eight runs.
Wright hits in the two hole
for Kansas, being a table set-
ter for the heart of the lineup
to follow. Wright has 29 runs
scored on the season includ-
ing 10 in the last seven games.
Te sophomore has been solid
at second base, committing
only two errors to the tune of
a .987 felding percentage. He
has 99 assists and 53 put outs.
— Edited by Jamie Koziol

BEN FELDERSTEIN
sports@kansan.com
Wright
Kansas looks to continue win streak
GEORGE MULLINIX/KANSAN
Michael Suiter slides headfirst into third base to beat the out during Kansas’ game against Oral Roberts on Mar. 11. The Jayhawks are 30-20 overall and 12-9 in the Big 12.
GEORGE MULLINIX/KANSAN
Sophomore infielder Colby Wright tags a Wichita State player out during a game on April 1 where the Jayhawks won 4-2. Kansas has won its last seven straight games.
I
must be frank here as I
have to keep this intro-
duction short. Tere were
two stories I was never able to
touch during the last month
of the semester, and with one
column lef I came to the res-
olution that rules were meant
to be broken, and both had to
ft in one. So without further
wait...
TARIK BLACK IN THE NFL?
Never underestimate a 6’9,
235 pound beast. Although
Black has never played a down
of organized football in his life,
an NFL opportunity still may
present itself to the former
Kansas basketball player.
Afer a practice in February,
Black, a life-long Packers fan,
had the chance to meet with
Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers.
Tey talked about bringing a
championship back to Green
Bay and Rodgers suggested
Black catch some passes from
him. Little did he know, Rod-
gers was serious.
Black was recently inter-
viewed by Forbes, sharing
information that Rodgers
had texted the Kansas media
department following their
encounter asking if he was in-
terested about giving football
a chance. When Rodgers came
calling a second time one week
later, Black decided it was time
to acquire Rodgers’ number
and personally ask the All-Pro
quarterback if he was serious.
Rodgers responded to Black’s
text, saying he would pull
some strings to help out.
Even if Rodgers pulls all the
strings in the world, Tarik
Black won’t be among the
players selected this week in
the NFL draf. Don’t fret,
though, it still doesn’t mean
Black won’t be in an NFL
uniform next year, as plenty
of teams could give him a shot
to showcase his athleticism
during camp. If one team does,
I believe the next great bas-
ketball-tight end hybrid could
come from Kansas.
BASEBALL ON RECORD BREAKING
PATH:
With a 30-20 record so far
this season, Kansas is two wins
shy of surpassing their most
wins in a season since 2009.
Currently, Kansas owns its sec-
ond best winning streak of the
season at seven games, and if
they’re able to win out the last
six, only two Kansas baseball
teams in the past ten years
would have more wins. A
streak of 13 straight wins may
be unlikely, but if the team
wants to play in the NCAA
tournament they must win a
majority of their remaining
games.
With a win total in the mid
30s, Kansas would be a close
call as a non-automatic quali-
fying bid. However, a win total
closer to 40 would certainly
put Kansas in contention for
a bid. Te team can guaran-
tee themselves a spot in the
NCAA tournament if they win
the Big 12 tournament.
Starting May 21st in Oklaho-
ma City, Kansas will play three
games in group stage with the
hopes of making the cham-
pionship game. Four wins
and they’re in. If the team is
crowned Big 12 champion and
makes the NCAA tournament,
be sure to show your support
and cheer them on during the
NCAA Regionals and hopeful-
ly beyond.
— Edited by Kate Shelton

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