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BY BRANDON SAYERS

bsayers@kansan.com
Among the Janet Jacksons, Kanye Wests
and Taylor Swifts at New Yorks Radio City
Music Hall for this years MTV Video Music
Awards sat University freshman Shane
Reynolds and nine of his high school
friends.
For most of the show, the group
blended into the audience, politely
clapping with the announcement of
each award. That is, until they were
announced as Moonman winners.
When they announced our
names we all just went crazy,
Reynolds said. There were people
all over staring at us like we were
nuts until they realized it was us
that won. But then random people started
coming up to us and giving us high fives and
hugs and stuff. It was pretty cool.
Last weekend, Reynolds and his friends
accepted an MTV Video Music Award for
Best Performance in a Pepsi Rock Band
Video for a video that won a contest spon-
sored by MTV, Pepsi and the makers of
the Rock Band video game. The group
of Glenwood High School graduates from
Chatham, Ill., who are now attending dif-
ferent colleges throughout the country, can
go down in VMA history. They are the first
recipients of a coveted Moonman award
for a video featuring only Rock Band video
game instruments. They are also the first
people to receive a VMA for any type of
consumer contest.
As the grand prize winners of the contest,
the group of friends were flown to New
York City and provided hotel accommoda-
tions so they could attend the 26th annual
MTV Video Music Awards. They each also
received $600 for spending expenses and
gift baskets from MTV and Pepsi.
Best of all, they got their faces broad-
cast over primetime television during a
30-second commercial in the middle of
the live awards show.
BIG WINNERS
The day after online voting ended,
Reynolds and his friends received calls from
MTV telling them their video was the win-
ner.
I was shocked I didnt even know
what to say, Reynolds said. Kids from cen-
tral Illinois dont win things like this.
He said he believed one advantage the
group had in the online voting was the fact
that they had so many people in different
places spreading the word for a common
cause. Reynolds high school classmates
now attend colleges from Colorado to
Florida. That allowed them to rally stu-
dents at different universities to vote for
their video.
Another star of the music video, Jake
Giganti, freshman at the University of
Colorado at Boulder said he was shocked
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BY DANIEL JOHNSON
djohnson@kansan.com
Hundreds of community members
are expected to march through down-
town Lawrence tonight to protest sex-
ual violence in the community.
The march will be part of the Take
Back the Night rally that will begin
at 5 p.m. in South Park, 11th and
Massachusetts streets, and end at 10
p.m. in Buford M. Watson, Jr. Park,
Sixth and Tennessee streets.
The event is Lawrences version of
the internationally held rally, accord-
ing to www.takebackthenight.org. Take
Back the Night is a nonprofit orga-
nization that hosts rallies to protest
sexual violence against women world-
wide.
Jesse Jones, the events organizer and
an employee of Womens Transitional
Care Services, said approximately 200
men, women and children attended
the event last year. He said nearly half
of the attendees were students.
He said students were an important
part of the rally because they made up
a significant portion of the Lawrence
population.
There is a need to create solidar-
ity between students and the broader
community on the issues of safety and
accountability, Jones said.
According to the organizations Web
site, the Lawrence rally will include
local food vendors, live music, chil-
drens activities and guest speakers.
The event will also feature displays
from several organizations including
the Clothesline Project, the Pantyline
Project, and the Silent Witness Project,
among displays from other commu-
nity organizations. Each display will
center on raising awareness of domes-
tic violence.
Jones said the event would be fam-
ily friendly, but that the speak out
circle would be uncensored. During
the speak out people will be invited
to openly share their experiences with
sexual violence.
The event will conclude with a
candlelight vigil in Buford Watson
Park, according to the organizations
Web site.
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WhERE: Begins in South Park,
ends in Buford M. Watson Jr.
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SchEDUlE:
5:00 - Childrens activi-
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Clothesliine Project, Pantyline
Project, food from Thai House
and Bambinos Cafe.
5:15 - Music from Yucca Roots
6:30 Guest Speakers: Amber
Versola; Curt and Christie
Brungart (of 1,100 Torches)
7:30 - March down Massachu-
setts Street
Candlelight vigil and speak out
circles immediately following
the march at Buford M. Watson,
Jr. Park
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Shane reynolds, Springfeld, Ill., freshman, proudly displays the VMA ticket he earned by winning the Pepsi Rock BandVideo competition. Reynolds and nine other friends fromhis hometown created theNerds In Disguiseand were
invited to attend the MTVVideo Music Awards and walk down the red carpet. It was really soft carpet,Reynolds said. Reynolds and his friends will receive personally engraved Moonman awards.
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BY ALY VAN DYKE
avandyke@kansan.com
Tucked away in the corner of the
KU Dining Services kitchen in the
Kansas Union is a large, powder
blue industrial elevator.
Most days, the elevator carries
staff and food between levels. But
in the summer and fall months, the
elevator serves a different purpose:
it allows KU Dining staff to reach a
rooftop garden and harvest herbs
and vegetables for daily specials on
campus.
Planted in the corner of the roof
overlooking Smith Hall, behind
a brown iron gate, are whiskey
barrels overflowing with sage and
other garden herbs. On the right
are white buckets with vines climb-
ing up wires, sprouting with bell
peppers, jalapeos and tomatoes.
And it all goes into the food on
campus.
Over the last two years, weve
been watching the distances our
food travels more closely, said
Janna Traver, executive chef with
KU Dining Services.
Traver said she began the Union
Rooftop Garden last year in an
effort to make the department
more sustainable.
Around that same time, Traver
started going to the local Farmers
Market and communicating with
farmers throughout Kansas.
She said the effort to support
local food had doubled since last
year. Now, about 10 percent of
KU Dining Services purchases are
locally grown or processed.
She said it purchased local pro-
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Janna Traver, executive chef for KU Dining, harvests herbs and vegetables used on campus dishes Wednesday at the Kansas Union.
Her Union Rooftop Garden began last year to make food production more sustainable and increase purchasing of local produce.
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ON CAMPUS
The Achieving Balance: Design
Your Life workshop will begin
at 9 a.m. in 204 JRP.
The School of Business Career
Fair will begin at noon on the
ffth foor of the Kansas Union.
The Third Thursdays at SMA
gallery talk will begin at noon
in the Spencer Museum of Art.
The Certifying Our Way to a
Better World: The Challenges
of Place in Alternative Cofee
Markets lecture will begin at
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international
1. Five bodies discovered
on roof at university
LA PAZ, Bolivia A Bolivian
university director is in police
custody after fve bodies were
discovered decomposing on the
roof of a building, police said
Wednesday.
Rector Juan Villaroel Rodriguez
told police he bought the bodies
from a hospital in La Paz, Police
Col. Julio Cesar Miranda said.
Police found the partially
dismembered bodies on Tuesday
after neighbors complained
about foul odors from the top
of the building, which houses
a movie theater on its ground
foor and the universitys medical
classrooms on upper foors.
2. Lost cat returns home
after 3 years, 2,400 miles
HOBART, Australia A cat
named Clyde was reunited with
his owner Wednesday after a
mysterious three-year odyssey in
which the long-haired Himala-
yan strayed 2,400 miles into the
Australian Outback.
Ashleigh Sullivan, 19, said she
had given up hope of ever fnd-
ing Clyde after he vanished from
her family home in Tasmania.
A nurse found Clyde wander-
ing at a hospital in the remote
town of Cloncurry and cared for
him for four months before tak-
ing him to a local vet.
The vet traced Clydes owner
from an identifcation microchip
imbedded under the cats skin.
An animal transport company
returned the cat to Hobart for
free fying most of the way.
3. Maoist protesters gather
at university graduation
KATMANDU, Nepal Hun-
dreds of supporters of Nepals
former communist rebels clashed
with police Wednesday during an
protest at a university where the
prime minister was attending a
graduation ceremony.
The Maoists waved black fags
and chanted slogans against
Prime Minister Madhav Kumar
Nepal and President Ram Baran
Yadav outside Tribhuwan Univer-
sity on the southern edge of the
capital.
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4. County to pay $5.5M to
wrongly convicted man
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. A
California county will pay $5.5
million to a man who spent
nearly 20 years in prison after
being wrongly convicted of child
molestation.
Kern County supervisors ap-
proved the settlement for John
Stoll in a closed session Tuesday.
Stoll was one of 46 people
charged for their alleged roles in
child molestation rings in 1982-
86. Twenty-four of the 27 convic-
tions, many of which involved
no physical evidence, have been
reversed as witnesses recanted
stories and investigators tech-
niques were questioned.
Stoll was freed in 2004 after
fve of his six alleged victims said
they lied.
5. Woman arrested for
spanking strangers child
CINCINNATI A woman took
a strangers toddler son over her
knee and spanked him three
times inside a Salvation Army
store after he said something
that annoyed her, police said
Wednesday.
Gloria Ballard was arrested on
an assault charge in the Tuesday
incident. In a court appearance
Wednesday, she asked for a pub-
lic defender and a not guilty plea
was entered for her.
The charge carries a maximum
sentence of six months in jail and
a $1,000 fne.
6. Texas school board will
debate history curriculum
AUSTIN, Texas The social
studies curriculum in Texas is
creating an ideological debate.
The board will begin hearings
Thursday on what students will
learn about key fgures in Ameri-
can history.
Among the questions is how
much class time is spent on such
fgures as farmworker advocate
Cesar Chavez, former Supreme
Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
and conservative radio talk-show
host Rush Limbaugh. Conserva-
tives behind the proposals say
there are already many liberals in
school lessons.
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. A Yale
graduate student whose body was
found hidden in a wall in her lab
building was suffocated, according
to autopsy released Wednesday,
hours after a person of interest
was questioned and released. Dr.
Wayne Carvers office released the
results three days after the body of
24-year-old Annie Le was found
in a Yale medical school research
building. Carver had previously
announced Les death as a homi-
cide.
The office says her death was
caused by traumatic asphyxia
due to neck compression. That
means the cause could include a
choke hold or some other form of
suffocation caused by a hand or
an object, such as a pipe, though
authorities are not releasing details
on her manner of death.
Earlier Wednesday, police
released a Yale animal research
technician from custody after
collecting DNA samples and
questioning him in Les killing.
Raymond Clark III had been taken
in Tuesday night at his apartment
in Middletown, Conn., and was
released to his attorney, New
Haven police said.
The attorney, David Dworski,
of Fairfield, said his client is com-
mitted to proceeding appropriate-
ly with the authorities. He would
not comment further.
Investigators are hoping to
figure out within days whether
Clark can be ruled out as the killer.
He has been described as a per-
son of interest, not a suspect, in
Les death. Her body was found
Sunday, which was to have been
her wedding day.
New Haven Police Chief James
Lewis said police were hoping to
compare DNA taken from Clarks
hair, fingernails and saliva with
more than 150 pieces of evidence
collected from the crime scene.
CRIME
Autopsy released in Yale grad students death
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Freshman Diana Stoianov, 17, and other students hold a candlelight vigil for graduate
student Annie Le on the Yale University campus Monday. Les body was found in a medical build-
ing where she worked, and police are nowtreating the case as a homicide.
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when he received the call that they
had won.
I felt a feeling of overall happi-
ness but didnt really know what
to do at first, it was just completely
surreal, Giganti said.
Reynolds mother, Jill, said the
groups hometown was also very
helpful throughout the contest.
When I saw the final five, I knew
they had a pretty good chance,
Jill said. It was the talk of town.
Everyone was asking Did you vote
your 10 times today?
Mariana Agathoklis, spokes-
woman for MTV Games, said all
of the judges were impressed by
the creativity of the video and
unanimously chose the group as
a finalist.
It had so many key elements of
a fun video great music, a rock-
ing party, pool scene, a fire and
fireworks, Agathoklis said. They
looked like they were really having
fun.
CELEBRITY
After arriving in New York on
Tuesday, the group recorded the
MTV television spot that aired
live during the awards show. They
shot the promo in the MTV Times
Square studio, where Total Request
Live used to be filmed before it was
canceled in 2008.
We were filming the promo when
someone looked out the window
and saw our video playing on Times
Square, Reynolds said. There were
people standing around watching it
so we started knocking on the win-
dow and waving. They recognized
us and started taking pictures of us.
It was pretty cool.
The afternoon of the awards
show, Reynolds said, the group was
invited to view a dress rehearsal
for the live event. They also had
the chance to walk
down the same
iconic red carpet
usually reserved
for celebrities.
It was very soft
carpet, I almost
felt like I was walk-
ing on a cloud,
Reynolds said.
There were lights
flashing all around
from people taking
pictures. It was just awesome.
Reynolds and his friends decided
to stay in character for the event,
and dressed up like the nerds in
their video. Yet, while they were
greeted at the red carpet with plenty
of handshakes and high-fives, they
also got their fair share of stares.
There were literally thousands
of people lining the streets and we
definitely got some weird looks
from some of them, Reynolds
said. People could see our red car-
pet passes so they knew we were
involved with the show, but I think
a lot of them were wondering Why
are these guys dressed up like
nerds?
Shortly before the show, the
group took their seats at Radio City
Music Hall and were surrounded by
celebrities. The awards show fea-
tured performances from Beyonc,
Green Day, Taylor Swift and Lady
Gaga, to name a few.
At about the halfway point in the
show, right after the Green Day per-
formance, the Nerds
in Disguise were
announced as win-
ners of a VMA. Their
promotional spot then
aired, where Reynolds
and friends could
be seen in the MTV
Times Square studio
thanking all the view-
ers for helping them
win a Moonman, fol-
lowed by a short clip
of their video.
Along with about 200 resi-
dents from Chatham, Jill Reynolds
watched the show from a watch
party at a local bar.
When they came on, the only
thing you could hear was cheering
and hollering. It was very exciting,
she said.
Reynolds said he thoroughly
enjoyed the show from the opening
Michael Jackson tribute to the clos-
ing remarks, but one act in particu-
lar still sticks out in his mind.
The best performance was when
Jay-Z came out to close the show
with Empire State of Mind. That
was amazing, he said.
As for the big story of that night,
when West interrupted Swifts
acceptance speech, Reynolds said
America should have seen it com-
ing.
At first we all were shocked and
thought that it might have been
staged, Reynolds said. But thats
who Kanye is; whenever hes near
the spotlight hes going to find a way
to get in it. And he definitely did
that night.

IN RETROSPECT
Looking back on the trip,
Reynolds said he thought it would
be one of the most memorable
experiences of his life.
It was awesome just walking
through New York City and see-
ing all these landmarks that you
always hear about, like the Brooklyn
Bridge, Empire State Building,
Statue of Liberty, he said.
Besides the celebrities that
packed Radio City Music Hall for
the awards show, Reynolds said he
saw several famous people walk-
ing the streets and felt as if he fit
right in.
Being treated like a celebrity is
unbelievable, Reynolds said. All of
the promoters treated us great and
the people of New York are some of
the nicest people Ive ever met. They
get a bad rap sometimes, but they
are really nice people there.
On top of all the memorable
events from the trip, Giganti said
another great part was reuniting
with his high school buddies and
hanging out like the old days.
The whole thing was just great,
from the time we got there until the
time we left. Giganti said. I really
didnt want to leave because it was
just so awesome.
Reynolds said MTV is cur-
rently having the Moonman award
engraved and will ship it to him
within a few weeks. Reynolds said
he couldnt wait to receive the award
and planned to keep it in his resi-
dence hall room.
When he was shooting the televi-
sion spot, Reynolds actually got to
hold a real Moonman, and he said
he was impressed with how solid
the statue seemed.
That was one solid trophy, Ill
say that, he said. I was shaking just
holding it.
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They recognized us
and started taking
pictures of us. It was
pretty cool.
Shane reynoldS
Chatham, Ill. freshman
Contributed photo
theNerds in Disguise waved to fans fromthe former Total Request Live Studio at Times Square in NewYork City. Their music video can be seen
playing on a screen outside and to the left of the group. Back rowfromleft to right: Matt Hartzler, Taylor Blake, Mike Ranos and Charlie Clausner.
Middle rowformleft to right: Ben Parks, David OBrien, Mitch Falter, Jake Giganti and Shane Reynolds. Front: Alec Veldhuizen.
Sept. 8: reynolds arrives
in new york and tours MTVs
headquarters. The group
recorded the MTV spot that
aired live during the awards
show.
Sept. 9: reynolds meets
with Spin magazine for a
photo shoot and interview.
The magazine expects to
feature the group in the
november issue.
Sept. 10: reynolds visits
with MTV Games executives
and the creator of the rock
Band video game. They also
previewed the new Beatles
rock Band game.
Sept. 11: reynolds visits
ground zero and attends a
memorial service for those
who died during the 2001
attacks. That evening he at-
tends the new york yankees-
Baltimore orioles game.
Sept. 12: reynolds attends
a beneft concert hosted by
MTV featuring performances
from Kid Cudi, Phoenix and
dJ Clinton Sparks. during the
show, they are announced as
winners of a VMa and asked
to come on stage.
Sept. 13: reynolds attends
a red carpet event and the
26th annual MTV Video Music
awards.
In the music video that
won reynolds and his friends
the MTV contest, the group
goes by the name of nerds
in disguise.They perform
lits My own Worst enemy
using only instruments from
rock Band. The video can still
be viewed online at www.
pepsirockband.com.
reynolds said the group
knew from the beginning
they wanted to depict a
college party in their video.
Making the party look re-
alistic, however, became a
challenge within the contest
rules, which stated that
all video submissions had
to incorporate both
Pepsi and rock Band
products, could only
feature music from a
pre-approved list of
songs and could
have no more
than 10 people
shown.
The problem
is you cant have
a party with only
10 people, reynolds said,
so we decided to double
each of us up to make it look
like there were actually 20
people.
In the video, each person
plays two characters: a nerd
and a rock star. reynolds said
the main message was there
could be unity between two
cliques of diferent people,
such as rock stars and nerds.
The party-goers can be seen
downing plenty of Pepsi in
keg-party fashion.
nerds in disguise is a
gifted group of college stu-
dents, aspiring flm makers
and rock Band
lovers with
real talent,
said Christina
Glorioso, vice
president of market-
ing partnerships for MTV
Games, in a press release
announcing the group as
winners. Their video was
really creative, and clearly
the fans agreed.
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transportation
More people taking city, KU buses
BY MEGAN HEACOCK
mheacock@kansan.com
The coordination of KU on
Wheels and the Lawrence Transit
System is finally on track and
with promising results.
The monthly Lawrence Transit
Ridership Report showed that the
Lawrence bus system, known as
the T, increased its ridership 37
percent this August, with 48,313
riders. That is compared with last
August, which had 35,349 riders.
Before coordinating with KU on
Wheels, there was major concern
about the Ts survival because of
funding issues and lack of use, tran-
sit administrator Robert Nugent
said. The situation improved when
Lawrence residents voted for a
0.2 percent sales tax increase in
November to help fund the transit
system. KU on Wheels and the T
began their partnership in Aug.
2008 when they allowed riders of
one system to ride the other system
for free. Since the T coordinated
its routes with KU on Wheels this
summer, ridership has increased.
Nugent said the addition of
Route 11, which connects down-
town, the main campus and retail
stores at 31st and Iowa streets,
caused the jump in ridership.
It appears that Route 11 has
accommodated the needs of both
KU students and city riders, he
said.
According to the Lawrence
Transit Web site, Route 11 is the
first coordinated transit route
between KU on Wheels and the T.
It began running Aug. 17. Several
apartment complexes, including
The Exchange, which opened this
fall, are on the route.
Derek Meier, transportation
coordinator for KU on Wheels,
said students benefited greatly
from the alliance.
It has provided students who
live downtown to have service
more often and longer than ever
before, he said.
Meier said the bus systems
have added 150 hours of service.
Students will still be able to use the
T for free when KU buses arent
running, such as during evenings,
Saturdays and school breaks,
according to the Lawrence Transit
Web site.
Benjamin Wright, Eudora fresh-
man, uses the T on occasion and
said the coordination was a great
idea. He said in his experience,
the T was usually on time and effi-
cient. His only complaint was the
lack of hand sanitizer on both KU
on Wheels and the T.
They should get some hand
sanitizer with a thousand people
getting on and off those buses
every day, he said.
The Web site warned that KU
buses did not have bike racks, an
adjustment that city bus riders
would have to make. Meier said
KU buses would not be getting
bike racks in the future.
The KU transit system is
extremely high volume, high rid-
ership. And that doesnt work well
with bike racks because a bus can
hold 70 to 80 people, but theres
only room for two bikes, he said.
It becomes problematic for pas-
sengers to get onto a bus and expect
to have a bike storage spot.
Interested passengers can get
the new Guide to Ride booklet,
a coordinated effort by KU on
Wheels and the Lawrence Transit
System to provide all route maps
and schedules in one place. An
electronic version of this informa-
tion can be found at www.law-
rencetransit.org.
Edited by Sarah Kelly
By the numBers:
t Bus ridership
February 2009 31,451
February 2008 29,147
June 2009 32,805
June 2008 33,757
august 2009 48,313
august 2008 35,349
lawrencetransit.org
Jenny Terrell/KANSAN
Students board a bus in front of SnowHall onTuesday afternoon. The number of bus riders has increased since the Lawrence Transit System
converged with the KU onWheels busing service.
legal
Court wont retry
death row inmate
ASSOCIATED PRESS
DALLAS A Texas death row
inmate wont be able to argue for a
new trial, despite admissions of an
affair between his trial judge and
the prosecutor, a court announced
Wednesday.
The Texas Court of Criminal
Appeals ruled
6-3 that con-
victed mur-
derer Charles
Dean Hood
should have
raised con-
cerns about
the affair
between the
now-ret i red
court officials in earlier appeals.
The ruling overturned a lower
courts recommendation that
Hood be able to make his case for
a new trial based on the affair.
Our argument is that they had
this information and should have
raised it in the earlier writ, said
current prosecutor John Rolater,
the chief of Collin Countys appel-
late division. We consider this a
significant success for the state.
Hoods attorneys said in a
statement that the affair led to
a tainted trial and obvious and
outrageous violations of Hoods
constitutional rights. The ruling
will only add to the perception
that justice is skewed in Texas,
said Andrea Keilen, of the Texas
Defender Service.
The rejection from the states
highest criminal appeals court
means a future appeal on the
same grounds must go to the U.S.
Supreme Court.
No one would want to be pros-
ecuted for a parking violation
let alone for capital murder by
a district attorney who is sleeping
with the judge, another Hood
attorney Greg Wiercioch said. We
are outraged by this breakdown in
the integrity of the justice system.
... Mr. Hood is entitled to a new
trial before an impartial judge and
a fair prosecutor.
Hoods attorneys have said they
could not raise the issue of the
affair until last year, because it
wasnt yet a known fact.
Hood, 40, a former bouncer
at a topless club, was arrested in
Indiana for the 1989 fatal shoot-
ings of Tracie Lynn Wallace,
26, and her boyfriend, Ronald
Williamson, 46. He has main-
tained his innocence.
Hood was driving Williamsons
$70,000 Cadillac at the time of his
arrest and his fingerprints were at
the murder scene at Williamsons
home in Plano, a Dallas suburb.
Hood said he had permission to
drive the car and his fingerprints
were at the house because he had
been living there.
Hood won a reprieve last
September, a day before his sched-
uled execution. No new execution
date has been scheduled, and he
still has at least one other appeal
pending regarding whether jury
instructions were flawed. A ruling
favorable to Hood could result in
a new sentencing hearing but not
a new trial.
The Austin-based appeals
court granted the stay of execu-
tion because of the issue of jury
instructions. It was unrelated to
the once secret romantic relation-
ship between Hoods trial judge,
Verla Sue Holland, and Tom
OConnell, the former district
attorney in Collin County.
Hood
ASSOCIATED PRESS
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif.
After being locked away for
25 years for sex crimes, Donald
Robinson moved to a little block
of unassuming homes in this city
on the San Francisco Peninsula on
Aug. 27.
The timing couldnt have been
worse. It was the day after Phillip
Garrido was arrested just 40 miles
away on charges that he kidnapped
11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard
and held her captive for 18 years
despite his long criminal record as
a sex offender.
Police distributed fliers in
Robinsons new neighborhood,
alerting residents that he was liv-
ing there. He has been targeted
by a protest rally organized by the
mayor and daily picketing outside
his house. And the state is paying
two security guards $800 a day
each to protect him.
Robinsons case underscores
just how hard it is for the govern-
ment to move sex offenders back
into society, especially at a time
there is widespread outrage over
the Garrido case and the missed
opportunities to catch him.
Its an issue that communities
face in an era when community
notification laws in all 50 states tell
residents where sex offenders live.
crime
Neighbors protest sex ofender
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Melvin Harris and his wife Helen Harvey-Harris are interviewed at their home near the
residence of sex ofender Donald Robinson in East Palo Alto, Calif. Robinson moved in Aug. 27.
CRIME
Naked man gets ffth DUI
during motorcycle ride
OCALA, Fla. A Florida man
was charged with driving under
the infuence after he was spot-
ted riding his motorcycle naked.
The Marion County deputy
caught up with J. Dante Krauss
early Tuesday at a red light and
stopped him on Interstate 75.
Capt. Mike Rolls said Krauss
couldnt explain where he was
coming from or why he was
naked. It was Krauss ffth DUI
arrest.
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Tomato Allie and Pendletons
Country Market in Lawrence, and
Britts Garden Acres in Manhattan.
Traver said most of the dish-
es with local food were offered
in Impromptu Cafe and KU
Catering as a way to jump-start
the Universitys initiative. The local
food in these dishes range from
zucchini and watermelon to buf-
falo meat and tortillas.
She said she also used Missouri
pecans for desserts and salads
throughout campus as well as pop-
corn for catering from Schlaegels
in Whiting.
Heather Whitten, Eudora soph-
omore and server at Impromptu
Cafe, said she always mentioned to
customers when a dish used local
food in it.
When people find out a dish
has local food, its exciting for them
and theyre more likely to order it,
she said.
And Traver said the local pur-
chases would only increase in the
coming years.
Thats because KU Dining
Services switched vendors July 1
to Sysco Corp. The change was
both an effort to save money and
to participate in the Sysco Corp.s
progressive approach toward local
food purchases, she said.
Sysco Corp.s initiative, called
Buy Fresh, Buy Local, helps larg-
er food operations connect with
vendors in the region to reduce
the miles over which the food
is shipped and to support local
farms. Traver said the Universitys
partnership through Sysco Corp.
was called Good Natured Family
Farms, a co-op of
18 family farms
out of Kansas
and Missouri.
She said the
p a r t n e r s h i p
had helped KU
Dining Services
secure more
locally grown
produce. She
also said it had
started discussions with local dairy
farmers to get cheese and milk on
campus.
To help KU Dining Services con-
tinue to move in the direction of
getting local food on campus, KU
Environs has created a committee
called Local Food and Sustainable
Dining. KU Environs is a student
organization that advocates respon-
sible environmental practices on
campus, throughout Lawrence and
surrounding areas.
In buying local, youre helping
the environment and making sure
that your food doesnt contain pes-
ticides or any harmful chemicals
from the environment, Margaret
Tran, Derby senior and one of the
committee coordinators, said. Its
also helping the local economy by
supporting local businesses and
growers. It serves your health. I
could go on and on.
Tran said the KU
Environs committee
had two goals: bring
more local, natural
food to campus and
make students aware
of the local initiatives
already available.
She said even she
didnt know the extent
of the Universitys
local food purchases until last
week, when she learned the toma-
toes she got in her salad from the
Underground were from Tomato
Allie or Sysco Corp.
Students should be more aware
of local food options on campus,
Tran said. Its about allowing peo-
ple to have decisions about what
they eat.
Edited by Anna Kathagnarath
NEWS 6A THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
Here are some of the
local food dishes ofered
at Impromptu Cafe:
nThe Watermelon
Lemonade ($1.50) uses
watermelon from Britts
Garden Acres.
nThe Roasted Vegetable
Press ($6.95) has zucchini
and yellow squash from
Lawrences Farmers Mar-
ket and Sysco Corp.
nThe Cabo Tostadas
($8.25 with coconut
crushed shrimp) uses to-
matoes grown from Pend-
letons, Tomato Allie and
Sysco Corp., and tortillas
processed in Kansas City.
nThe fresh fruit that
comes with the Quiche of
the Day ($6) has peaches
from Missouri and Kansas.
nThe bufalo meat for
the Bufalo Slider ($8.25)
comes from Lonestar
Bison Ranch, in Lonestar.
Janna Traver, executive chef with
KU Dining Services
produce (continued from 1A)
When people fnd out
a dish has local food,
its exciting for them
and theyre more likely
to order it.
HeATHeR WHiTTen
impromptu Cafe server
reCords
8-foot Turk named
worlds tallest man
AssociAted Press
LONDON A towering
Turk was officially crowned the
worlds tallest man Thursday after
his Ukrainian rival dropped out
of the running by refusing to be
measured.
Guinness World Records said
that 8 foot 1 inch (2.47 meter)
Sultan Kosen, from the town of
Mardin in eastern Turkey, is now
officially the tallest man walking
the planet. Although the previous
record holder, Ukrainian Leonid
Stadnyk, reportedly measured 8
feet 5.5 inches
(2.57 meters),
Guinness said
he was stripped
of his title when
he declined to let
anyone confirm
his height.
Stadnyk, 39, told
The Associated
Press he refused to
be independently
measured because he was tired of
being in the public eye.
If this title had given me more
health or a few extra years, I would
have taken it, but the opposite
happened, I only wasted my nerve
cells, he said.
If I have to choose between
prosperity and calm, I choose
calm.
Kosen, 27, told reporters in
London that he was looking forward
to parlaying his newfound status
into a chance at love.
Up until now its been really
difficult to find a girlfriend, Kosen
said through an interpreter. Ive
never had one, they were usually
scared of me... Hopefully now that
Im famous Ill be able to meet lots
of girls. Id like to get married.
Kosen is one of only 10 con-
firmed or reliably reported cases
in which humans have grown past
the eight foot (2.44 meter) mark,
according to Guinnes s.
The record-keeping group said
he grew into his outsize stature
because tumor-related damage to
his pituitary triggered the over-
production of growth hormones.
The condition, known as pituitary
gigantism, also explains Kosens
enormous hands and feet, which
measure 10.8 inches (27.5 centime-
ters) and 14.4 inches (36.5 centime-
ters) respectively.
The tumor was
removed last year, so
Kosen isnt expected
to grow any further.
The part-time
farmer, who uses
crutches to stand, said
there were disadvan-
tages to being so tall.
I cant fit into a
normal car, he said.
I cant go shopping like normal
people, I have to have things made
specially and sometimes they arent
always as fashionable. The other
thing is that ceilings are low and I
have to bend down through door-
ways.
But he noted some advantages
too, including the ability to see peo-
ple coming from far away.
The other thing is at home they
use my height to change the light
bulbs and hang the curtains, things
like that, he said.
Kosens trip to the U.K. his
first outside Turkey was orga-
nized by Guinness to publicize the
release of its 2010 Guinness World
Records book, this years repertoire
of weird and wonderful records.
AssociATed press
sultan Kosen fromTurkey stands in front of Tower Bridge in LondonWednesday. Kosen was ofcially crowned the worlds tallest manThursday,
after his Ukrainian rival dropped out of the running by refusing to be measured. Guinness World Records said that 8-foot-1 Kosen, fromthe town of
Mardin in easternTurkey, is nowofcially the tallest man walking the planet.
If I have to choose
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and calm, I choose
calm...
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Guinness record holder,
worlds tallest man
crime
ex-police sentenced to
around 500 years each
BRASiLiA, Brazil Judge
elizabeth Louro sentenced
ex-ofcer Julio Cesar de
Paula to 480 years in prison
and Marcos Siqueira Costa
to 543 years for homicide
and belonging to a criminal
organization. The length of
the sentences was largely
symbolic because under
Brazilian law no one can
serve more than 30 years in
prison.
A statement from Rios
Tribunal of Justice said the
men were found guilty by a
jury after two days of hear-
ings.
The ex-police ofcers
joined three other for-
mer colleagues already
sentenced to long terms
in the case, dubbed the
Baixada massacre after Rio
de Janeiros poor northern
outskirts where prosecutors
say a group of police ofcers
fred on pedestrians, bar pa-
trons and a crowd in a public
square in 2005.
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news 7A THURSDAY, SepTembeR 17, 2009
BY AnnA ArchiBAld
aarchibald@kansan.com
The Granada stage for the Pretty
Things Peepshow is nothing short
of gaudy.
Every inch of the cloth curtain
is dotted with sparkles. The giant
keyhole in the middle of the stage
and the rack of swords sitting stage
left were an indication of things to
come.
Then, through the keyhole,
Go-Go Amy appears. She enters
wearing a sparkly, nude-colored out-
fit. Amy and her two fellow dancers
easily slip off their costumes, reveal-
ing nothing but panties and black
tasseled pasties.
Everybody wants to see this type
of show, said Amy, co-founder of
the burlesque peepshow. People are
looking to entertainment to escape
from reality. Burlesque leaves more
to the imagination than most adult
entertainment today.
Like the dancers in the Pretty
Things Peepshow, Go-Go Amy
specializes in burlesque dancing, a
form of striptease using showy cos-
tumes and suggestive humor that
became a popular form of entertain-
ment during the 1930s.
Its a very off-the-cuff sort of
show, Mike Logan, owner of The
Granada, said. He said he had
noticed an increase in burlesque
shows around the Kansas City area.
The dancers performed the bur-
lesque show at The Granada Sept.
9.
We will definitely bring Pretty
Things Peepshow back, probably
sometime in the
spring.
During the
past two years
this style of Great
Depres s i on- er a
burlesque has
made a comeback,
as have other forms
of stage and the-
ater entertainment
popular during the
1930s, including both movie and
live theater-going.
John Staniunas, professor of the-
atre and film, said he had noticed
the need for people to indulge in
some form of escapist entertain-
ment during difficult times.
An interesting thing Ive noticed
when I go out is that lines dont seem
any shorter at shows, Staniunas said.
People still need and desire enter-
tainment, now more than ever.
The increase in movie ticket sales
supports the notion that people are
looking to entertainment as a dis-
traction from their everyday lives. A
survey from the box office trading
company Media by Numbers found
attendance numbers at theaters this
year have risen 16 percent.
Tali Friedman, Cleveland, Ohio,
senior, said while she has cut back
on eating out, she has maintained
her entertainment expenses.
I will splurge to go to theater
shows, Friedman said. Live theater
is unique because its
more exclusive than
going to see a movie.
Go-Go Amy said
she thought the
increase in the popu-
larity of these forms
of entertainment was
partly because of the
relationship the cur-
rent recession shared
with the economic
problems of the Great
Depression.
People are going through hard
times, she said. It helps to know
that in a couple of years everything
will be fine like it was years ago.
Its increase in popularity, howev-
er, isnt solely an economic similar-
ity to the Great Depression. Justin
Scott, a spokesman for Kansas
City, Mo. based movie giant AMC
Entertainment Inc., said it was also
a phenomenon in escapism.
Its a cheap vacation for people to
take a break from reality, Jon Kelly,
house manager of the Hollywood
South Wind Theaters 12, 3433 Iowa
St., said. They can come here and
spend $40 for the whole family.
Staniunas said that entertainment
on-stage was just as much a form of
escape as entertainment on-screen.
He said the Broadway revival
of Gypsy, a musical detailing the
fall of vaudeville and rise in popu-
larity of burlesque in the 1930s,
could be another sign that the Great
Depression-era entertainment was
making a return.
The University department of
theatre has also decided to put on
the musical Anything Goes, set
during the 1930s after the stock
market crash. Staniunas, who will
direct the spring 2010 production,
said it was especially relevant now.
During the Depression,
Hoovers administration put
money into theater entertainment
to help boost the economy by
way of the WPA, Works Progress
Administration, Staniunas said.
Now, Obamas administration
is putting more money into the
National Endowment for The
Arts.
With support from the gov-
ernment in the 1930s and now,
Staniunas said entertainment such
as theater productions, movies and
racy burlesque shows have been
able to thrive even in tough times.
Ben Chappell, professor of
American studies, said he thought
there was something essential about
forms such as burlesque being relat-
ed to hard times. Also, he said he
thought the return of this type of
entertainment pertained more to
modern popular culture.
Retro is something that happens
right now, Chappell said. When
someone does a performance that
references the past, its always about
whats happening in the present.
Editedby AnnaKathagnarath
Alex Bonham-Carter/KANSAN
Insectavora, a performer with thePretty Things Peep Show demonstrates her
ability to blowa fame fromher mouth at The Granada Sept 9. Burlesque acts became popular
in the 1930s during the Great Depression.
Go-Go Amys 5 tips to becom-
ing a successful burlesque
dancer:
1. The ability to sew. Believe it
or not, there is no burlesque
section at Wal-Mart and the
costume is 80 percent of the
act, so good costuming skills
come in handy.
2. A good sense of humor.
Burlesque is very cheeky, so
if you know how to make a
wink and a smile sexy, youre
in good shape. You also need
a good sense of humor just to
be on stage.
3. A really strong work ethic. If
you want to do it for a living,
you basically have to give up
your social life and the chance
at a normal apartment life to
tour in a van. For every two
minutes of stage time, there
are at least four and a half
months of shitty times to go
with it.
4. Self confdence is crucial. If
you dont believe you are sexy,
no one else will, either.
5. Respect for the past. Were
doing something that was
done 80 years ago so we owe
it to them to give it a good
name.
Alex Bonham-Carter/KANSAN
Tobias, a sword swallower for Pretty Things Peep Show, bows to the audience after extracting a length of ribbons fromhis mouth. The
Pretty Things Peep Show, a traveling burlesque act, performed at The Granada on Sept. 9.
Burlesque show draws crowds reminiscent of 1930s
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LOS ANGELES A privately
built rocket vying for NASA prize
money lifted off in the Mojave
Desert and flew half of a simulated
lunar lander mission Wednesday
before an engine problem forced
its developers to call off the
attempt until next month.
The flight of Masten Space
Systems unmanned Xombie at
Mojave Air and Space Port comes
just days after another competitor,
Armadillo Aerospace, qualified
for the $1 million top prize with
two flights in Texas.
The Northrop Grumman
Lunar Lander Challenge is
funded by NASA and presented
by the X Prize Foundation, the
group behind the $10 million
competition won in 2004 by
SpaceShipOne, the first private-
ly developed manned rocket to
reach space and prototype for a
fleet of space tourism rockets.
The remotely controlled
Xombie is competing for second-
place in the first level of the com-
petition, which requires a flight
from one pad to another and back
within two hours and 15 minutes.
Each flight must rise 164 feet and
last 90 seconds. How close the
rocket lands to the pads center is
also a factor.
Level 2 requires 180-second
flights and a rocky moonlike
landing pad. The energy used
is equivalent to that needed
for a real descent from lunar
orbit to the surface of the moon
and a return to orbit, said Peter
Diamandis, founder of the X
Prize.
The Xombie made one 93-sec-
ond flight and landed within 8
inches of the pads center, accord-
ing to Tom Dietz, a competition
spokesman.
David Masten, president and
chief executive of Masten Space
Systems, said the first leg of the
flight was perfect but an internal
engine leak was detected during
an inspection before the return
flight.
We saw a little bit of an issue ...
in the engine and decided that the
engine probably would not sur-
vive through another 90-second
flight, he said.
The problem had occurred pre-
viously, usually after three or four
engine firings, but was believed to
have been fixed. Masten said the
engine had been through a dozen
firings without problems prior to
Wednesday.
Masten nonetheless considered
the flight a success.
Other than that engine prob-
lem the vehicle was very well
behaved, he said.
The rockets in the lander
competition look like plumbers
playthings all pipes and tanks
without the sleek fairings, fancy
paint and decals seen on launch
vehicles that carry satellites into
orbit.
If a rocket doesnt look like a
flying propellant tank its actually
not a very efficient rocket, said
John Carmack, the Armadillo
Aerospace founder whose
Scorpius rocket holds the lead
in the lander challenge.
On Sept. 12, the Scorpius suc-
cessfully made two flights in the
Level 2 competition and will win
the $1 million top prize if no
other contender does better.
Last year, Armadillo won first
place and $350,000 in the Level 1
competition.
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space
Private rockets compete
for prestigious NASA prize
Medicine
Once-conjoined twins revisit US
ASSociAted PreSS
dr. Kenneth Salyer, center, holds twin brothers Mohamed Ibrahim, left, and Ahmed Ibrahimduring a welcoming party in Dallas, Texas, on Sept.
16. The formerly conjoined Egyptian twins who were separated six years ago in Dallas have returned to Texas for checkups. The boys, born joined at
the top of their heads, were separated in 2003 during a 34-hour procedure. The boys, separated when they were two years old, are noweight.
AssociAted Press
DALLAS Formerly conjoined
Egyptian twins separated six years
ago by surgeons in Dallas are back
in Texas for checkups.
The boys were joined at the tops
of their heads and separated in
2003 during a 34-hour procedure.
Now 8, Mohamed and Ahmed
Ibrahim (ee-BRAH-heem) attend
school in Cairo, where they live
with their parents and siblings.
On Wednesday, the boys were at
the Texas Hospital for Advanced
Medicine in Dallas, where they
got a CT scan and were treated
to a pizza-and-ice cream party.
The hospital is launching a new
Reconstructive Surgery Institute
founded by Dr. Kenneth Salyer
(SAL-yur). Salyer brought the
twins to Dallas for separation
through his nonprofit World
Craniofacial Foundation.
Salyer says Mohamed is on tar-
get developmentally, but Ahmed is
still a bit behind.
ASSociAted PreSS
A rocket built by Armadillo Aerospace fuels up in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander
Challenge at Caddo Mills, Texas, on Sept. 12. The rocket qualifed for a $1 million prize ofered
by NASA by completing simulated lunar fghts.
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On Wednesday, students at
several campuses nationwide
mounted a Coal-Free Campus
campaign led by the Sierra Club.
The campaign began the same
day college presidents rallied in
Washington in support of clean
energy legislation.
A Sierra Club report singled
out Missouri, UCLA, Oregon State,
Indiana, Minnesota and six other
schools that need to further their
eforts to end coal use.
Several schools in recent years
have opted to forego campus
coal plants in response to student
protests and regulatory scrutiny.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
SOLO, Indonesia
Counterterrorism forces opened
fire during a raid on a house in
Central Java, police and witnesses
said, amid investigations into sui-
cide hotel bombings in the capital
in July.
An anti-terror unit cordoned off
a house in a suburb of the city
of Solo, a stronghold for hardline
Islamist groups, police Col. Joko
Irwanto said early Thursday.
Shots were heard for several
hours starting late Wednesday
night, witnesses said.
I ran out of my house in fear
when I heard the gunfire, said
Widjan, a neighbor, who like many
Indonesians goes by one name.
The property was rented sev-
eral months ago by a young couple,
and the two work as teachers at
an Islamic boarding school and
a kindergarten, local village chief
Suratim said.
Police were searching for key
suspects believed to be hiding at the
house, an official with the counter-
terrorism force said. Backup units
with anti-explosives equipment
were deployed, said the official,
who spoke on condition of ano-
nymity because he is not allowed
to talk to the media.
Electricity was cut along streets
surrounding the house, plung-
ing the area into darkness and an
ambulance was waiting nearby,
witnesses said.
The raid comes as police con-
tinue a massive manhunt for per-
petrators of attacks on the J.W.
Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels
in Jakarta on July 17. The blasts
killed seven peo-
ple and wounded
more than 50,
ending nearly four
years without ter-
rorist strikes in
the worlds most
populous Muslim-
majority country.
Several suspects
have been detained
or gunned
down in raids in recent weeks,
but the alleged terrorist master-
mind, Malaysian fugitive Noordin
Muhammad Top, remains at large.
Police are also still searching for
several militant operatives believed
to have planned the operation and
recruited the bombers.
Noordin alleg-
edly leads a break-
away group of the
Southeast Asian
terrorist network
Jemaah Islamiyah,
which carried out a
string of bombings in
Indonesia in recent
years with the sup-
port of al-Qaida.
Terrorist attacks
have killed 250 people in Indonesia
since 2002.
InTernaTIonal
Counterterrorism unit opens fre
I ran out of my
house in fear when
I heard the gunfre.
Widjan
Solo resident
ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHILADELPHIA A wealthy
Russian-American car exporter
was sentenced to eight years in
prison Wednesday for procuring
girls from a Russian orphanage to
have sex with them.
Andrew Mogilyansky, 39, of
suburban Philadelphia raped one
girl on her 14th birthday and a
13-year-old in her first sexual
encounter, the victims said in let-
ters to the court.
The original indictment and
an $8 million civil lawsuit accuse
Mogilyansky of helping finance
and run an online child-sex ring
aimed at rich international cus-
tomers.
However, he
pleaded guilty
only to being a
customer of the
now- def unc t
Berenika ring.
I still feel
his repugnant
breath. I hate
him, one of the
victims, now
18, wrote in a
statement read in court.
Friends from Mogilyanksys
days at Columbia University tes-
tified Wednesday, describing him
as brilliant and generous, and his
wife called him a loving husband
and father. A defense psycho-
therapist concluded he is not a
sexual predator.
But the victims wrote that
he left them pained, depressed
and unable to trust men since
the assaults in 2003 and 2004.
Mogilyansky was accused of get-
ting the girls from an orphanage
on the outskirts of St. Petersburg,
then assaulting them at an apart-
ment in the Russian city.
Mogilyanksy received the top
of the 78- to 97-month sentenc-
ing range negotiated as part of
his plea to four sex tourism
counts.
U.S. District Judge Mary A.
McLaughlin decried this busi-
ness of going abroad to have sex
with young girls. She found the
defendants accomplishments
impressive but called his crimes
grave.
To take young teenagers from
that orphanage to an apartment
and have sex with them is a grave
criminal act, McLaughlin said.
Mogilyansky had lived
in Richboro northeast of
Philadelphia with his wife and
their three toddlers until his
bail was revoked following his
December arrest.
It wasnt until after I was
arrested that I looked myself in
the mirror and said, How could
I have done this?
Mogilyansky told
the judge. This isnt
me.
Prosecutors pre-
viously estimated
his wealth at $5 mil-
lion to $10 million,
and said he earned
$750,000 a year as
the owner of several
businesses, includ-
ing IFEX Global in Bensalem,
the car exporting company.
But defense lawyer Jack
McMahon scoffed at suggestions
his client remains a millionaire,
and prosecutors did not chal-
lenge his request for a low fine
of $12,500.
Mogilyansky must also pay
each victim $5,000 restitution,
register as a sex offender after
his release and serve 15 years of
federal probation.
More than 50 sex tourism
cases have been brought in the
U.S. under the 2003 Protect
Act, which aims to prosecute
Americans who travel overseas
beyond the reach of U.S. law
to have sex with children.
naTIonal
Millionaire sentenced
for part in child sex-ring
To take young teen-
agers... and have sex
with them is a grave
criminal act.
Mary A. McLaughlin
U.S. district judge
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Rock
Chalk
cultural
wonder
By Alex Beecher
abeecher@kansan.com
W
hen claimed as a
home, Kansas hardly
invites flattering
remarks. More often than not, it
provides fodder for jokes which
are never as original or as clever as
the teller seems to think.
Hows Toto? Dead.
Say hi to Dorothy for me!
Also dead, but ok.
Hey, did you know that they
did a study once, and Kansas is
actually flatter than a pancake?
No, I didnt. But Im glad they
finally looked in to that. Serious
business, the topography of break-
fast foods.
Did they not teach you about
gravity in school either? Its just a
theory too, you know. Of course
they did. I mean, its right there in
The Book of Job.
Perhaps in an effort to give
Kansans ammunition with which
to defend against such attacks,
the Kansas Sampler Foundation
is putting together a list of The
Eight Cultural Wonders of Kansas.
Voters have until October 20 to
whittle the 20 finalists down to
eight.
No disrespect to the other 19,
but theres one obvious choice:
The Rock Chalk Chant. Now, Im
sure theres a charming local story
behind residents of Wetmore put-
ting shoes on a tree, but I sure as
hell dont know it. Neither do I
have the slightest clue as to why
a summer swim in Garden City
ought to be more culturally signif-
icant than doing so anywhere else.
In fact, other than the Rock Chalk
Chant, none of the finalists seem
particularly relevant to anyone
outside the locale in which they
exist. Which is fine. Local color is
noteworthy because its local, not
in spite of that fact.
But the Rock Chalk Chant,
on top of its local appeal, means
something nationwide. It invokes
images of a basketball power-
house, an emerging football
program and as passionate and
devoted a fan base as any in the
country.
Granted, the Rock Chalk
Chants notoriety is somewhat lim-
ited to those with at least a casual
interest in sports. And sports, one
could further argue, are ultimately
frivolous concerns, hardly the sort
of thing a state should take pride
in. So our basketball team is better
than yours; we still cant fund our
schools.
As true as those criticisms
may be, they also miss the point.
The Rock Chalk Chant or any
cultural tradition, for that mat-
ter doesnt derive its signifi-
cance from any tangibly practical
source. Rather, its about a sense of
communal identity. Undeniably,
the chant is an integral part of a
Kansas identity for many. Its a
part of that identity which, amidst
the derision, Kansans can take a
measure of pride in.
The Wizard of Oz jokes wont
stop anytime soon. Thats fine.
Let the would-be comedians have
their fun. They wont be laugh-
ing when the seconds plummet
toward zero, and a familiar chant
signifies their teams pending
defeat.
Edited by Jonathan Hermes
no longer in the air
By JAySON JeNKS
jjenks@kansan.com
Senior running back Jake Sharp
sat at a desk with reporters pos-
ing questions clustered in a semi-
circle around him. It was a normal
snapshot from a Tuesday press
conference.
There were recorders, cameras...
and a quarterback?
Jake, do you think youre going
to continue your streak of 100-
yard games? Kansas quarterback
Todd Reesing playfully asked.
Sharp laughed, leaned back in
his chair, smiled and then pro-
ceeded to answer his quarterbacks
question.
Todd is just a comic, isnt he?
said Sharp, who has rushed for at
least 100 yards in both games this
season. But as long as need be, I
think I can shoulder the load on
that.
So far this season, thats exactly
what Sharp has done.
With defensive attempts to limit
the pass, Sharp not Reesing and
his wide receivers has devel-
oped into Kansas most consistent
play maker.
Reesing hasnt played poorly
this season, but he
hasnt posted the
video game offen-
sive numbers that
became the norm
the last two sea-
sons. For coach
Mark Mangino,
theres a simple
reason for that.
They dont
want Todd coming
in there and throwing for 400
or 500 yards, Mangino said. If
teams are going to play us that
way, its great. We can run the ball.
And we will.
Thats a distant message from
last season when Kansas, Sharp
included, struggled to run the ball.
Much of the offensive workload,
then, fell onto the shoulders of
Reesing and his ability to move the
ball through the air.
The Jayhawks rushed for 254
yards after two games last sea-
son. Theyve rushed for 583 yards
already this year.
As a team that, over the last
four years, has thrown more than
weve run, to come out this year
and run more than weve passed
has been awesome, Reesing said.
Down the road, thats going to
only help our pass game.
With Reesing
and a talented cast
of returning play
makers at wide
receiver, Kansas
passing attack was
supposed to high-
light the offensive
attack. Apparently
opposing defenses
heard similar mes-
sages.
In the season opener, Northern
Colorado routinely dropped eight
defenders in coverage, almost bait-
ing Kansas to move the ball on the
ground.
On the road against UTEP
last week, Kansas pass offense
remained bottled up for most of
the game.
It kind of is a direct challenge
to the entire football program
with them thinking we cant run
the ball, freshman running back
Toben Opurum said. But I think
weve proven ourselves that we
can.
The biggest beneficiary of
Kansas continued use of the run
game is Sharp, who split time with
two other running backs during
non-conference
play last season.
Now as the
unques t i one d
featured back,
Sharp has deliv-
ered with pro-
ductive per-
formances. He
currently ranks
15th nationally
and second in
the Big 12 with 227 rushing yards
this season.
Offensive coordinator Ed
Warriner said that while defenses
are paying closer attention to the
pass, he thinks a more sufficient
reason for the rushing success is
that the Jayhawks are simply a bet-
ter running team than last season.
Its a whole different mindset
for him and for us offensively this
season, Warriner said. Were two
dimensional now.
Statistically, Kansas offense is
thriving once again this season,
averaging 561.5 yards per game.
Still, there seems to be a sense
that the offense could and
should perform at an even
higher level. In their 34-7 victory
on Saturday, the Jayhawks missed
scoring chances, leaving, as play-
ers and Mangino said, points on
the field.
That is my fault
for not getting the
ball where it needs
to be sometimes,
Reesing said. Its
encouraging though
that you put up 570
yards of offense and
walk away a little dis-
appointed.
True, Reesing
wasnt as crisp and efficient as past
performances, but he didnt need
to be. Thats the appeal of having a
solid and productive run game.
Were not going to try and force
things that arent there, Reesing
said. If teams are going to let us
run the ball, then were going to
run the ball. Thats just the way the
offense works.
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Run, not pass, moves ofense
It kind of is a direct
challenge to the en-
tire football program
with them thinking
we can't run the ball.
Toben opurum
Freshman running back
swimming & Diving
Junior overcomes absence of training facilities at home
By ANDreW TAylOr
ataylor@kansan.com
Iuliia Kuzhil, Cherkasy,
Ukraine, junior swimmer has
fought through
less-than-ideal
circumstances
to become one
of the Jayhawks
biggest threats
in the pool.
Nowhere is
this fact more
evident than
in last years postseason competi-
tion. Kuzhil was one of only three
Jayhawk swimmers and divers
to compete at the 2009 NCAA
championships, where she nar-
rowly missed the finals by only .21
seconds.
She accomplished all of this
after entering last season out of
shape. Kuzhil had not swam com-
petitively for two years leading up
to her arrival at Kansas. This was
not her own fault, though, as it is
easily traced back to her home in
the Ukraine.
Though Kuzhil didnt begin
swimming at a highly competitive
level until the age of 12, she was
first recruited to a local swim team
when she was six years old. A life-
long love of water made the pool a
natural fit for Kuzhil. In her first
ever backstroke race she outpaced
the competition and earned a first
place victory. As a prize for this
accomplishment Kuzhil received
a small toy, which she points to
as one of the key reasons for her
interest in competitive swimming.
This interest was so intense that it
survived six years of relatively non-
competitive swimming.
At the age of 12 her real train-
ing began. From this time onward
her practices escalated from about
an hour a day, five days a week, to
two hours a day, six days a week.
This led to more intense competi-
tion for a while, but eventually she
ran into problems with financial
aid and was limited to competing
inside her own city. Kuzhil stated
her belief that this inhibited her
growth as an athlete because the
level of competition was not as
high enough to push her to get
better. This along with the fact that
the pool in her hometown closes
during the summer months led to
her slow start at KU.
The last couple of years I didnt
compete outside my city, so I didnt
get to compete on the higher level
I needed to grow as an athlete,
Kuzhil said.
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Senior running back Jake Sharp runs the ball against Northern Colorado. Sharp has rushed for at least 100 yards in both games played this season. Kansas has run more this season than in the past.
Kuzhil
They don't want
Todd coming in there
and throwing 400 or
500 yards.
mArK mAngino
Football coach
Sharp, running
backs carry team
early in the season
R
eady to rise bright
and early the next two
Saturdays to watch
Kansas round out its nonconfer-
ence football schedule?
The 11 a.m. kickoff may be
harsh for some, but we can par-
lay this into an opportunity to
catch even more afternoon and
evening events.
One incentive to remain clear-
headed and conscious through
the days later hours is catching
one of the first head-to-head
battles between boxing and
mixed martial arts.
Now, I much prefer MMA
to boxing but in the same way
I prefer football to baseball. I
happen to prefer one sport over
the other yet also believe that
the two can coexist in the same
sporting spectrum.
Thats not to say we wont be
witness to plenty of bouts of
competition amongst the two
fight sports. On Saturday, one of
the years most anticipated box-
ing pay-per-views will go head-
to-head with UFC 103.
One of boxings finest,
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (39-0),
returns from retirement after
21 months to fight Juan Manuel
Marquez (37-4-1) in Las Vegas.
Mayweather retired in December
2007 after knocking out Ricky
Hatton seven months after set-
ting a boxing record for pay-per-
view buys for his fight against
Oscar De La Hoya.
Heres hoping Pretty Boy
Floyd still has it in him and
that sometime next year we
can watch another superfight
between him and Manny
Pacquaio who has since elic-
ited claims that hes now the top
pound-for-pound boxer.
Dallas gets its first taste of
the UFC still waiting out
here, Dana White when Rich
Franklin (25-4) and Vitor Belfort
(18-8) headline UFC 103 in a
catchweight (they will fight at
195 pounds) bout. I cant say
there is anything about this card
that makes me want to fork over
$44 and exorbitant Sunflower
Broadband taxes. That said, if
you can find a place to watch it
you may be pleasantly surprised.
Franklin headlined a decent
UFC 99 in which he defeated
Wanderlei Silva in one of the
better fights all year. He and
Belfort, who debuted at UFC 12,
should put on a good show. Also
on the card is the second install-
ment of heavyweight Mirko Cro
Cops return with the UFC as
he fights the 25-year-old Junior
dos Santos (8-1). Cro Cop (25-
6-2) can put himself in position
to headline another card with a
victory, dos Santos could greatly
expedite his climb up the heavy-
weight ladder.
Damn Yankees
With the football team taking
a hit next year due to gradua-
tion, it is far from unfathomable
to imagine a 6-6 or 7-5 2010 sea-
son. In that case, the Jayhawks
could find themselves bowling ...
in Yankee Stadium.
The New York Times reported
Tuesday that the Yankee Bowl,
to be played in Yankee Stadium,
is in the works and could well be
reality. The Big 12 and Big East
conferences confirmed in con-
cert with the New York Yankees
that, though nothing has been
completed, it is possible that the
bowl could occur in 2010 and pit
the seventh-place Big 12 team
against a third- or fourth-place
team from the Big East.
Whats Your FantasY?
Hope its not watching an
upcoming fantasy football
drama on FX or next months
off-Broadway production of
Fantasy Football: The Musical.
Because if it is, you should be
ashamed of yourself.
#FF!
Ill be assuming the live-
tweeting duties for football writ-
er Hallie Mann Saturday, so hit
up @smontemayor and lets get
a discussion going while Kansas
hosts Duke.
Edited by Alicia Banister
sports 2B
toDaY
No event scheduled
FriDaY
swimming:
Alumni Meet, 4
p.m., Lawrence
soccer:
San Diego, 5 p.m. ,
Lawrence
saturDaY
Football:
Duke, 11 a.m.,
Lawrence
this Week
in kansas
athletics
Quote oF the DaY
If you go parachuting, and
your parachute doesnt open,
and you friends are all watch-
ing you fall, I think a funny gag
would be to pretend you were
swimming.
Jack Handy
UFC fghts; possible new bowl
morning breW
Fact oF the DaY
Iuliia Kuzhils 100 and 200
backstroke times of 53.06 and
1:58.05 last season are school
bests.
Kansas Athletics
triVia oF the DaY
Q: Kuzhil was also a part
of setting two other school
records in 2008-09. What were
they?
a: 200 medley relay (1:38.45)
and 400 medley relay (3:38.45)
Kansas Athletics
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
Follow Kansan
sports editor
Stephen
Montemayor
at twitter.com/
smontemayor.
football
Tight end may miss
game because of illness
Sophomore tight end Tim
Biere has been sick, coach
Mark Mangino said yesterday
after practice. Mangino didnt
say what, exactly, Biere is ail-
ing from.
Tim will be OK. Hes been
sick, Mangino said. I dont
know exactly if were going to
be able to use him this week
or not but hell be ready for
sure for the Southern Miss
game.
Mangino says Briscoe is
doing well at practice
Mangino said that junior
wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe
hasnt had any problems so
far this season.
Briscoe was suspended for
all of spring practices and
for Kansas season opener
because of academic issues.
Dezmon has been good.
He works at it, Mangino said.
Dezmon, he loves football
and he loves to practice and
play. Thats never been an is-
sue for him ever.
Jayson Jenks
by Stephen MonteMayor
smontemayor@kansan.com
nFl
Broncos safety energetic
and positive on feld at 36
aSSoCIateD preSS
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. When
Josh McDaniels became head
coach of the Denver Broncos at age
32, his top target in free agency was
safety Brian Dawkins, who turns
36 next month.
He doesnt look like it,
McDaniels said. When you watch
him on tape, when you watch him
on the field, hes playing as fast or
faster than everybody else.
Dawkins, who left Philadelphia
after 13 years when McDaniels
offered him what essentially is a
$9 million contract over two years,
led the Broncos with 11 tackles and
a ton of pep talks in their season-
opening win at Cincinnati.
The way that guy runs around
the field, he saved a bunch of yards
(Sunday) with
open-field tackles,
McDaniels said.
And his energy
and leadership on
the sideline is as
good as any player
Ive ever seen.
McDaniels said
that even with head-
phones on, he could
hear Dawkins con-
stant chatter on the sideline.
When Im calling plays on
offense, theres not one time that I
dont hear him behind me, talking
to the defense, talking to the punt
team. It doesnt matter who it is, I
can hear him, McDaniels said. Im
hearing him behind me, and its all
positive, its all the right things and
its not phony. Its real
leadership.
There is tremen-
dous value in the
things he says, and
hes such a smart
football player that as
the game goes along
he makes the proper
adjustments in the
blink of an eye,
McDaniels said.
Its the same thing he did for years
in Philadelphia, where Dawkins
energized the entire stadium with
plays that led the Eagles to five
NFC championships and one Super
Bowl and earned him trips to seven
Pro Bowls.
football
Sophomore adjusts to
new position; college life
Sophomore Steven Foster
arrived at Kansas as the fourth
best fullback prospect accord-
ing to ESPN.com. With Kansas
ofense rarely using a fullback,
though, coach Mark Mangino
decided Foster would be better
suited at defensive end.
But frst, Mangino said, Foster
had to make some changes.
We told him in the winter
time that he had to change
his ways and his work habits,
Mangino said. To credit, he
responded very positively.
Some kids it takes a little
longer to adapt to college life.
He was a kid who was used to
being a big star in high school
and now everybody was a big
star in high school. You have to
earn your way and sometimes
kids get frustrated, lose their
patience and kind of get down
about it. I think he did to some
degree.
Mangino didnt elaborate on
specifcs but did say that Foster
has made the necessary adjust-
ments this season. Through two
games, Foster has recorded fve
tackles while playing primarily
on third down.
Hes not a huge guy,
Mangino said, but hes strong
and hes quick.
Ofensive lineman has
more tenacity this year
Sophomore ofensive lineman
Jef Spikes looks up and smiles
when asked about last season.
In his frst year as a starter,
Kansas struggled to run the
ball early in the season. He said
he wasnt as comfortable with
Kansas ofense.
Mangino, too, has noticed
a change in Spikes play in his
second season as a starter.
I think he plays with more
tenacity and is a smarter player,
Mangino said. No question. Hes
more than dependable.
Jayson Jenks
His energy and
leadership on the
sideline is as good as
any player Ive ever
seen.
JOSH McDANIELS
Broncos coach
obItuary
NCAA president dies of
cancer at the age of 67
INDIANAPOLIS NcAA
president Myles Brand, who while
leading Indiana University fred
basketball coach Bob Knight,
died Wednesday afternoon from
pancreatic cancer. He was 67.
Brand broke the news that
he had cancer in January at the
NcAA convention and contin-
ued to run the organizations
day-to-day operations, despite
undergoing treatment. The NcAA
announced his death.
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DETROIT The Detroit
Tigers gave their fans plenty to
cheer about Wednesday night.
First the team honored long-
time radio announcer Ernie
Harwell, then the Tigers went out
and beat the Kansas City Royals
4-3 to maintain their lead in the
AL Central.
Placido Polanco singled home
the go-ahead run with two outs
in the sixth inning as the Tigers,
seeking their first division title
since 1987, reduced their magic
number to 13. Detroit leads
Minnesota by 4 games.
Thats just the way weve played
games all year, said Detroit short-
stop Adam Everett, who drove in
two runs, including the tying run
in the sixth. I dont know how to
explain it. Theyve been beating
us up pretty good and to get a
win, and win in that fashion, was
big for us.
The victory ended the Tigers
five-game skid against Kansas
City.
Detroit saluted Harwell, who
recently said he has inoperable
cancer, during the third inning.
The team showed a three-minute
video tribute then the Hall of
Fame announcer gave a thank-
you speech to an appreciative and
tearful crowd of 25,400.
I think he really said some
nice words, reliever Zach Miner
said of Harwell, who spoke to the
team before the game. I think
everyone kind of took it to heart
and kind of realized that its a
game.
The 91-year-old Hall of Fame
broadcaster was in the Detroit
booth from 1960 to 2002.
Miner (7-5) and three other
relievers kept the Royals score-
less over the final five innings.
Fernando Rodney worked the
ninth to earn his 33rd save in 34
chances.
Everett and Curtis Granderson
each drove in a run in Detroits
two-run fourth and Everett added
his tying RBI single off starter
Lenny DiNardo (0-1) in the sixth.
Reliever Jamey Wright gave up
Polancos hit with two outs.
Kansas City had runners at sec-
ond and third to start the eighth
after Bobby Seay gave up consec-
utive singles, but Brandon Lyon
came on to induce a grounder to
the mound and a strikeout before
getting Alberto Callaspo to pop
up to first.
Obviously what Lyon did
tonight was game-saving,
Leyland said.
The Royals lost their lead
baserunner three times, includ-
ing in the third when Yuniesky
Betancourt was thrown out at
the plate by Ryan Raburn. Tigers
catcher Gerald Laird later caught
his majors-best 34th runner trying
to steal, when Willie Bloomquist
failed to swipe second.
Situational hitting and defense
were werent at either one and
it cost us, Kansas City manager
Trey Hillman said.
Maier and Miguel Olivo had
RBI singles and Alex Gordon
added a sacrifice fly against start-
er Eddie Bonine.
sports 3b THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
mlb
Tigers honor Hall of Fame
broadcaster, beat Royals
AssociATed PRess
Kansas city Royals Mike Jacobs strikes out against Detroit Tigers Brandon Lyon in the eighth
inningWednesday in Detroit. Jacobs went 1-for-4 in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers.
mlb
New York beats Toronto,
but not literally this time
AssociAted Press
NEW YORK Tis time the
Yankees fought back with their
bats.
Hideki Matsui hit a tying, two-
run homer in the eighth inning of
Scott Downs, Francisco Cervelli
hit a winning single in the ninth
and New York beat the Toronto
Blue Jays 5-4 Wednesday night.
A day afer brawling in the
Bronx, the Blue Jays and Yankees
made it through nine innings
calmly on the frst chilly night of
late summer.
New York was held to four hits
through seven innings, then tied
it on Matsuis 25th homer, a drive
over the manual scoreboard on
the right-feld wall.
Brett Gardner singled of Jason
Frasor (6-3) leading of the ninth,
stole second, took third on Derek
Jeters grounder and scored on
Cervellis sharp single to lef.
Mariano Rivera (3-2) pitched a
one-hit ninth for the win.
Approaching a return to the
playofs afer a one-year absence,
New York (94-53) fnished its
next-to-last homestand of the
regular season by overcoming
three wild pitches and an error by
the shortstop Jeter, who allowed a
grounder to go through his legs.
Toronto lost two pitchers to
injury. Brian Tallet cut short his
start afer bruising his right foot
on Robinson Canos comebacker
leading of the second. He fnished
the inning and was replaced by
Shawn Camp starting the third.
Camp hit Melky Cabrera above
the right knee with an 80 mph
breaking ball in the fourth, but
both benches remained calm.
Downs also lef early. Tree
batters afer Matsuis homer, he
came out with a 1-0 count to Ca-
brera, who hit an inning-ending
fyout against Frasor.
Much of the focus was on
events of a night earlier.
Jorge Posada and Shelley Dun-
can of the Yankees and Jesse Carl-
son of the Blue Jays each were sus-
pended for three games by Major
League Baseball for their role in
Tuesdays fght.
While Posada and Carlson ac-
cepted their penalties, Duncan
appealed and remained eligible to
play.
Afer a pair of Toronto players
were hit by pitches Tuesday night,
Carlson threw a fastball behind
Posada in the eighth inning of
the Blue Jays 10-4 win. Moments
later, Posada bumped Carlson af-
ter scoring a run, and the dugouts
and bullpens emptied.
AssociATed PRess
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both teams were suspended for their involvement in a fght during a game the night before.
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swimming
(continued from 1B)
Swimming and Diving coach
Clark Campbell also recognized
Kuzhils struggles last season.
It was a rough start, Campbell
said.
This rough start was somewhat
eased by former Kansas swimmer
Maria Mayrovich. Mayrovich, who
is from Novorossiysk, Russia, came
from a system similar to Kuzhils
and as such they struck up a quick
friendship.
She was like my sister,
Mayrovich said. When I fell down
she was always there for me, and
when she was down, I was there to
pick her up.
Kuzhil has worked hard in the
offseason to ensure she doesnt
experience the same drawbacks
she encountered in her first year
as a Jayhawk. She returned to
her hometown during the sum-
mer months. Since the pool was
not open, Kuzhil heavily relied on
the support of her family to guide
her training. With the never-give
up support of her mother, Kuzhil
underwent training at the instruc-
tion of her brother, who is also her
fitness trainer.
Through all of this, Kuzhil
enters the season in better shape
than ever.
Shes used to being here in the
states now, she knows how things
work, junior swimmer Alyssa
Potter said.
Kuzhil has set her goals in accor-
dance with this mindset.
I want to try to make it to the
finals, Kuzhil said, referring to the
NCAA finals.
Shes not the only one expecting
great things this year.
Shes a world apart from where
she was last year, Campbell said.
She has the talent to be a top-eight
finisher at nationals.
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NFL
gonzalez adjusting to life as Falcon
AssociAted Press
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.
Tony Gonzalez is the Zen master
of tight ends, a guy with Hall of
Fame credentials still seeking ulti-
mate perfection.
Its all about the mind, he said
Wednesday, standing in front of
his locker at the Atlanta Falcons
training complex. I love studying
the mind, the hidden determinant
in human behavior, that type of
thing.
If that doesnt sound like your
typical football player, well,
it doesnt take long to realize
Gonzalez isnt just another guy in
a helmet and shoulder pads.
Hes revolutionized the tight end
position, a large man with hands
as soft as the tiniest of receivers.
He caught 102
passes one sea-
son, more than
90 three other
times. Hes been
to the Pro Bowl
every year for the
past decade, and
theres surely a
spot reserved for
him in Canton
at the end of his
career.
But even at age 33, Gonzalez
shows no signs of slowing down.
Last week, in his debut with the
Falcons after spending a dozen
years with the Kansas City Chiefs,
he led the way with five catches
for 73 yards in a 19-7 victory
over Miami. His biggest play came
late in the third quarter, when
he hauled in a short pass from
quarterback Matt Ryan, cut to the
inside to shake off safety Yeremiah
Bell, then picked up a block that
finished off a 20-yard touchdown.
If I was younger, I probably
would have just caught the ball
and tried to turn it upfield right
away, he said. But I know the
blitz is coming. I know (Bell) is
probably coming at an angle. I
know I dont want to turn up field
right away so he has a better angle.
I want to stop and see where hes
coming from and hopefully get
off him. I got lucky. Hes a sure
tackler. He usually doesnt miss
those tackles.
Still, no amount of visualiza-
tion can substitute for the ulti-
mate prize a Super Bowl ring.
Gonzalez never made it to the
big game in Kansas City. When it
became apparent the Chiefs were
years away from contending for
a championship, he asked to be
traded by the only team hed ever
played for in the NFL.
Which is how he ended up in
Atlanta.
That the only rea-
son I wanted out of
Kansas City. The only
reason, he repeated,
with emphasis. The
window is closing.
Im not going to play
too much longer. I
just want a shot at
it. If I dont get it,
will it make or break
my career? No. But I
definitely want to at least have a
chance at it.
The Falcons made a surpris-
ing run to the playoffs in 2008,
and they gladly gave up a second-
round draft pick to add Gonzalez
to an offense led by Ryan, running
back Michael Turner and receiver
Roddy White.
Gonzalez needed all of one game
to show what he brings to the mix.
The Dolphins stacked the line to
stop Turner, the second-leading
rusher in the NFL last season, and
they did a good job shutting off
the long passing game. A year ago,
that would have been enough. Not
now, not with Gonzalez.
Guys have to account for him
all over the football field, third
receiver Brian Finneran said.
Unless youve got a big corner-
back or a real athletic safety, youre
really going to have a mismatch
every time hes on the football
field.
Gonzalezs single-minded pur-
suit of a championship and his
rookie-like passion each time he
steps on a field have already worn
off on a young team that seems
to sense it might be poised to do
something special.
He wants to win, Finneran
said. You can see that in the way
he works and applies himself. You
see that in between plays, or in
between series when hes catching
balls on the sideline. Hes always
working on getting better. Hes the
consummate pro.
Gonzalez feels that many aspects
of his game are better than theyve
ever been. His concentration. His
focus. His understanding. Even
his blocking, never a strong point
but at least respectable.
Of course, the Falcons didnt
trade for Gonzalez to clear a path
for others. They were more inter-
ested in those velvety hands, the
ones that have hauled in 921 pass-
es for 11,013 yards two figures
unsurpassed by any tight end in
NFL history.
Tony makes it pretty easy for
a quarterback, Ryan said. I just
try to put the ball in a spot where
he can make a play on it, and he
always seems to do that.
For Gonzalez, it all makes sense
in his unique view of the world.
Ive read a lot of books about
Zen and the Zen masters, and
those guys always seem to get
better as they get older, he said.
Even watching all those karate
films when I was younger, the
older guys were usually the tough-
er guys. It was always the guys with
the long, gray beards who won,
because they had been around.
AssociAted Press
Atlanta Falcons tight end tony gonzalez sits on the sidelines during an NFL football game
against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Hes already assured of going down as one of the greatest
tight ends in NFL history. But theres still something missing: a championship.
NFL
cassel might start for
chiefs against raiders
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Matt Cas-
sel appeared to be running more
briskly in practice Wednesday
morning, creating hope Kansas
City's No. 1 quarterback might
start Sunday against the Oakland
Raiders.
Coach Todd Haley said Cassel,
who injured his left knee in a pre-
season game Aug. 29 and sat out
the season opener at Baltimore,
would be listed as questionable.
"No. 7 (Cassel), as I felt he
would, he moved around a little
better than he did at the end of
the week," said Haley. "Again, this
is going to be an evaluation deal
with him. He did not participate
in the entire practice, so he'll go
on the injury report as question-
able today."
Cassel's left knee was still
braced, but the slight limp he had
last week was not evident.
Associated Press
If I was younger, I
probably would have
just caught the ball
and tried to turn it up
feld right away.
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Kansas cant handle Tigers in Border Showdown
Zach GetZ
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The Kansas volleyball team
kicked off the Border Showdown
Series with a loss against Missouri
1-3 (25-19, 22-25, 25-27, 24-26).
Every loss hurts, but losing to
Missouri hurts even more, Karina
Garlington, junior outside hitter,
said.
It really sucks to lose, but los-
ing to Missouri leaves the worse
taste in your mouth, Garlington
said. We had it in our hands and
it slipped through our fingers. It
burns really, really deep.
While Kansas played in front
of a packed house, Melissa Grieb,
senior defensive specialist, said the
student section
wasnt as hostile
as it usually was.
She also said she
agreed that los-
ing to Missouri
hurt worse than a
normal loss.
The rivalry
with Missouri,
no matter if you
watch volleyball,
every Jayhawk knows that you are
playing Missouri, senior defensive
specialist Melissa Grieb said. The
rivalry makes it that much harder
not to come home with a win.
Kansas fell to 7-3 with its loss to
its rival. The Jayhawks missed many
opportunities to put Missouri away
late in the last two sets. Kansas was
tied at 24-24 in the last two sets.
Freshman middle blocker Tayler
Tolefree said it wasnt just inability
to take control at the end of the
game that caused the loss.
The last two points werent the
issue, Tolefree said. It was stuff
throughout the game. We played
from behind instead of taking the
lead.
Missouris high-powered offense
tallied 64 kills and had four players
with double digit kills. Kansas had
55 kills, led by Garlington with 20
kills.
Their girls hit the ball hard,
Grieb said. In the end game they
were still hitting as
hard as game one.
One positive was
Kansas ability to keep
its errors low. The
Jayhawks only had 20
errors during the four
sets. Sophomore set-
ter Nicole Tate also
recorded her third
double-double of the
season with 43 assists
and 11 digs.
In the first set Kansas and
Missouri started out 6-6, but
Kansas scored the next four points
in a row to build a lead. Kansas
kept its lead and won the set 25-19
without many difficulties.
Missouri came out strong in the
second set and led 4-0 early, but
after a timeout Kansas came back to
tie up the match 6-6 early. Missouri
then came back and scored five in a
row to take back a strong lead, and
Kansas could never catch up losing
the set 22-25.
Kansas started out slow in the
third set, trailing by as many as
four points. Kansas tried to crawl
back but could never get over the
hump and lost in a close set 27-25.
Kansas came out strong in the
fourth set, but Missouri scored
eight out of nine points to take a
11-8 lead over Kansas. Kansas and
Missouri fought throughout the
set and tied up the score at 21-21.
Kansas then took 24-22 lead, but
Missouri went to score the next
four points and won the set and
match.
Garlington said that the loss may
help motivate the team with future
games.
Last year we wouldve been
happy with being competitive, but
this year its not okay with just
being competitive, Garlington
said. It definitely motivates us
with Oklahoma coming up and
upcoming events.
Kansas has the weekend off
and will then continue conference
play 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 against
Oklahoma at the Horejsi Family
Athletics Center.
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Senior middle blocker Paige Mazour spikes the ball past a Lipscomb blocker in this photo. The Jayhawks were unable to get a victory in yesterdays match with Missouri.
We had it in our
hands and it slipped
through our fingers.
It burns really,
really deep.
Karina GarlinGton
junior outside hitter
NhL
Devils slide past Rangers,
3-2 in preaseason opener
nEWarK, n.J. David Clark-
son scored twice on the power
play and the new Jersey Devils
bounced back from blowing a
two-goal lead in the third period
to beat the new York rangers 3-2
in a preseason shootout Wednes-
day night.
travis Zajac netted the decisive
goal in the sixth round of the
shootout to lift new Jersey to vic-
tory in its preseason opener un-
der new coach Jacques lemaire.
the rangers got even on goals
by Matt Gilroy and Jordan owens
scored. owens punched in a re-
bound with 8:14 left in regulation
to tie it. Gilroy added a goal in the
shootout, but it was answered in
the third round by Zach Parise.
Yann Danis played the whole
game in goal for the Devils and
made 28 traditional saves and fve
in the shootout. Chad Johnson
allowed a goal to Clarkson on the
frst shot he faced, but recovered
and stopped the next 19 before
the tiebreaker.
Red Wings win thanks to
goalies multiple saves
DEtroit Kris Draper, Jamie
tardif and Jeremy Williams scored
to lift the Detroit red Wings to
a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia
Flyers on Wednesday night in the
preseason opener for both teams.
red Wings starting goalie
Jimmy Howard made six saves in
a little over 30 minutes and Daniel
larsson stopped 14 shots.
James Van riemsdyk scored
for Philadelphia and Flyers goalie
ray Emery made 23 saves in two
periods. Brian Boucher stopped
nine shots.
Draper tied it at 1, 9:36 into
the middle period when he put a
rebound past Emery.
tardif gave the red Wings the
lead with 1:52 left in the second
period when he put in a one-time
shot from the slot.
Williams scored 3:35 into
the third when he fipped in a
loose puck from a goal-mouth
scramble.
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of Regents reached an agree-
ment with former Chancellor
Robert Hemenway concerning his
retirement compensation pack-
age and future at the University.
The package included a year-long
sabbatical at full pay along with
guaranteed employment at the
University during the next year.
This compensation package, spe-
cifically the inordinate sabbatical
leave and pay, is at odds with the
current economic state of Kansas
and the budgetary realities of the
Kansas Board of Regents.
Hemenway deserves praise for
his 14 years in a demanding execu-
tive position. It is clear that he had
reduced personal time
in between overseeing
the University campus
in Lawrence, pushing
forward exciting new
opportunities at the
University of Kansas
Medical Center and lobbying
across the state and the nation.
Hemenway even continued to teach
during most of his tenure. It seems
likely that with this busy schedule,
he was forced to delay most of his
academic research and pursuits.
With his planned return to
the University in Fall 2010, a sab-
batical seems like an ideal way for
Hemenway to catch up. Many pro-
fessors take sabbaticals for similar
reasons such as to free up time to
focus more intently on a specific
project or opportunity. During this
time, though, no professor at the
University or any Board of Regents
school is eligible for more than half
pay, according to guidelines con-
cerning sabbatical leave established
by the Kansas Board of Regents.
Though Hemenway, as a direct
employee of the Board of Regents,
is not technically governed by these
guidelines, it seems prudent that if
the sabbatical is only a chance for
academic pursuits, that he receive
the same opportunities, and pay,
as other professors. This becomes
especially important when consid-
ering the extremely difficult eco-
nomic situation in the state and the
large budget problems
the Board of Regents
face. In a statement
issued Nov. 12, 2008,
Donna Shank, chair-
woman of the Kansas
Board of Regents, regarding former
Governor Kathleen Sebelius sug-
gested budget cuts for the states
public higher education system,
said higher education funding
would be reduced by a net total of
$114.4 million ($24.3 million in
FY 2009 and $90.1 million in FY
2010).
According to Kip Peterson,
spokesman for the Board of
Regents, Hemenway will receive
$120,000 from public funds during
his sabbatical, with the rest of his
$340,352 salary coming from KU
Endowment. The sum from KU
Endowment was requested by the
Kansas Board of Regents according
to Roista Elizalze-Mccoy, senior
vice president for communications.
The funds came from The Greater
KU Fund, which supports faculty
and other University needs, she
said. This fund is separate from the
money allocated for student schol-
arships.
Peterson pointed out that it
is becoming more common for
chancellors or university executives
across the country are to receive a
lump sum deferred compensation
package, which is a set amount
of money set aside each year the
person is working. The total sum
is then received upon retirement.
Hemenway did not receive this,
however, he was hired 14 years ago.
When asked about the differ-
ence between Hemenways sab-
batical and that of other professors,
Peterson said the situation was like
comparing apples and oranges,
with Hemenway having been in
a demanding role with a national
profile for much longer than what
Peterson said was the five to seven
year average for campus university
leaders.
Though the state has made the
right move by reducing the amount
of Hemenways salary that is com-
ing from public funds during the
next two years, his sabbatical pay is
still in excess of what is appropri-
ate, especially in these tough eco-
nomic times. Further, if continued
employment and sabbaticals are
serving as a replacement for some
type of deferred compensation
package, perhaps the Kansas Board
of Regents should consider adopt-
ing this more standard approach,
which could reduce confusion and
allow for more prudent budgeting
on the Boards part in the future.
The Kansas Board of Regents
should either choose to call the
money Hemenway is receiving
something other than a sabbatical
salary, because it is not in accor-
dance with their own policy about
what a sabbatical salary is, or they
should lower the amount of money
he is to receive.
Alex Doherty for
The Kansan Editorial Board
Opinion
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Sex education
should replace
graphic displays
Dear Justice for All,
I think that instead of wast-
ing all of your time and money
putting up huge billboards with
graphic pictures and false infor-
mation without ANY ideas or
suggestions on how to actually
lower the number of abortions,
you should concentrate on advo-
cating for comprehensive sex
education in our schools.
That way, not only will our
youth be more informed and
healthier, but the number of
unwanted pregnancies will
decrease because there is accu-
rate information being given
about how to use contraception
correctly.
What we need is easy access
to low-cost or free contracep-
tion and programs that embrace
sexuality without using scare
tactics. Considering one of your
volunteers admitted to me that
he has no clue what is included
in comprehensive sex educa-
tion, let me give you an idea.
Multiple classes and seminars
throughout middle school and
high school that not only edu-
cate youth about consequences
of having unprotected sex such
as STIs and unplanned pregnan-
cies, but also an introduction
into the wonderful and diverse
field of sexuality.
Access to low-cost (or free)
and easy-to-use contraception.
Yes, condoms and the pill are
key components of this group,
but why stop there when there
are dozens of more options?
Establishing that sexuality is
fluid. Not everyone is hetero-
sexual or has penile-vaginal
intercourse.
Not punishing or threatening
young adults who feel it neces-
sary to make a difficult choice
in times of an unwanted or
unplanned pregnancy.
Until you have been in a posi-
tion where you have been forced
to make an impossible decision
such as obtaining an abortion,
step back and really think about
what kind of a message your bill-
boards are sending. You say your
message is that every child has a
right to life? Well my message is
that every child deserves to be a
wanted child.
Courtney Kivett is a Lenexa junior.
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A
t a time when possible
changes to the stu-
dent code of rights and
responsibilities looms, the dis-
cussion underway could benefit
from outside perspective.
Students need to realize just
how strong their rights are when
they are in University housing.
Currently, students surrender no
rights when in housing, a policy
some other schools dont have.
Over the long Labor Day
weekend, I traveled to my home-
town of McPherson for a few days
of rest. Located in McPherson
is Central Christian College, a
small school of about 330 stu-
dents. I have several friends Ive
known since high school who
attend the college, and I spent a
couple nights with them in their
dorms.
I was immediately struck by
the different approach taken to
housing at the college. School
had just started for them and
papers explaining the various
rules and regulations of Central
Christian campus living were still
on the walls.
For example, there is a 11 p.m.
curfew on weeknights and a 1 a.m.
curfew on weekends. Students
are not allowed in dorm rooms
of the opposite sex, except during
a time called open dorms and
even then the door must remain
open. I happened to be watching
a movie with a friend during one
of these open dorm times and
when the open dorms ended, a
girl who had been watching the
movie with us left, even though
there was only five minutes left
in the film.
I dont write this to impugn
them at all. They have each
decided to go to this school and
I agree with many of their values.
But it does show how strongly
protected KU students are. This
makes me value my freedoms
even more. We are lucky to enjoy
these freedoms, which is why
students need to fiercely oppose
the changes that have been pro-
posed.
Changing the student code to
allow warrantless searches is a
naked attempt to strip students
of their right against unlawful
search and seizure (the Fourth
Amendment).
The policy change would shift
the balance of power in housing
away from students and into the
hands of University officials, who
would in effect play both pros-
ecutor and judge, a combination
that is ripe for abuse.
I have no doubt that those who
support this change are acting in
good faith, but it does not make
the proposal any less mistaken.
I cant stand here and tell
you that a change in the code
would save lives, but Im hoping
it would, Marlesa Roney, vice
provost of student success, said at
a recent student senate meeting.
We must not take away a foun-
dational right based on a hope.
We must fight to continue to be
treated as adults in all aspects
of University life and that
includes housing.
If we dont, we will have only
ourselves to blame.
Shorman is a McPherson
sophomore in journalism.
Jonathan shorman
Hawk Life
P
erhaps my favorite modern-
day philosopher is a song-
writer named David Bazan.
From 1995 to 2005, Bazans band
Pedro the Lion blended buzzed-out
guitar hooks with unflinchingly
candid lyrics about his Christian
faith. The bands songs are cer-
tainly not praise and worship in
the traditional sense, with poignant
reflections on everything from
hypocrisy in the church to Bazans
own moral failings. This sort of
sincerity garnered Pedro the Lion
admiration from not only Christian
music circles, but the secular indie
scene as well.
Even so, all great art must inno-
vate to stay alive.
This month Bazan released his
first album in four years, a solo
effort called Curse Your Branches.
After first listen, it becomes appar-
ent that the artist has broken off
with far more than his old band.
Over the course of 10 songs, the
album chronicles Bazans struggle
with and eventual loss of faith, all
in trademark honesty.
When news came of Bazans cre-
ative and spiritual shift, many long-
time listeners in his Christian fan
base felt confused, even betrayed.
When I saw the songwriter
perform recently in St. Louis, an
audience member asked Bazan
what he would say to fans who felt
abandoned by him leaving the faith
he once so affirmed. His answer
stuck with me.
If theres this absolute truth
that everyone says there is, then
when I get done tearing down all
the untruth, its still going to be left
standing, he said.
I suppose his search is not unlike
another David.
About 3,000 years ago King
David of Israel, another songwriter,
penned a majority of the Psalms, a
collection of hymns to God.
Surprisingly, scholars estimate
that about 50 percent of the Psalms
are laments: David struggling with
the divine, questioning the pres-
ence of God in his life or asking
why evil continues to exist. And yet
in the scriptures God calls David
a man after my own heart, as if
this struggling brought him closer
to God.
Centuries later, St. Paul instruct-
ed early Christians to test every-
thing and hold to what is good.
Both David and Paul knew a
certain beauty in struggling, in
probing big questions about faith
and truth. Only after everything
else was torn down could the truth
be found standing.
For many of us, college coincides
with a formative period of life.
Were autonomous and away from
home, discovering who we are and
what we believe in politically, spiri-
tually or otherwise. But regardless
of your major, the academics jour-
ney is nothing if not for this active
search for truth.
So seek it. Test everything and
hold to what is good. Tear down
whats false. None of us have all of
the answers, and thats OK. Lets
roll up our sleeves and wrestle
with these great questions of life
without worrying about getting dirt
under our nails. The truth needs
not defending if its waiting to be
found.
And in the midst of it all, take
solace in the struggle. Many before
us found great beauty in the jour-
ney long before the destination.

Hafner is a Great Bend sopho-
more in journalism.
Josh hafner
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for Sarah.
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with the license plate that says
SNAPE: Youre a friggin geek.
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shorts again. I might projectile
vomit if there is a next time.
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brilliant!
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sports 8B THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
BY HALLIE MANN
hmann@kansan.com
Every Saturday the Duke Blue
Devils line up at the Chapel and
begin their hike across campus
to the Yoh Football Center. The
Duke football team instituted this
ritual, the Blue Devil Walk, so that
fans could see the team before the
game, and to encourage a new
tradition of football at a legendary
basketball school.
The football team, which
plays Kansas Saturday, hasnt had
a winning season in more than
five years, so it doesnt take the
spotlight at Duke. The mens bas-
ketball team, coached by eight-
time national Coach of the Year
Mike Krzyzewski, continues to
dominate the NCAA tournament.
Coach David Cutcliffe has been
trying to make a name for Duke
football the last two years as head
coach but hasnt found the victo-
ries hes been looking for.
We should be a bowl team,
Cutcliffe said in an ESPN article
earlier this month. We can be
one. Were good enough to be one,
and we are,
Even if it is in a slump right now,
Duke football has a lot of history
behind it that should entice fans
and should garner more respect.
On Nov. 29, 1888, Duke defeated
North Carolina in the first college
football game played below the
Mason-Dixon Line. In 1941, Duke
became the only team in history
to host the Rose Bowl outside of
Pasadena, Calif. Duke became a
charter member of the Atlantic
Coast Conference in 1953.
In 1967, Duke earned its 300th
victory on the road against Army.
Duke football went all the way
to Japan for the Coca-Cola Bowl
in 1991 to play against Clemson.
Even more recently, Duke had
104,772 fans attend a game
the largest crowd its ever had
against Tennessee in 2003.
Why then, with
such a rich his-
tory, does Duke
football seem to
be in the shad-
ows of the ACC
and other sports
in its own athletic
program? Kansas
faced a similar situ-
ation in years past,
when basketball
dominated the focus of athletics.
After the last few seasons, though,
Kansas has become a contender in
collegiate football. Kansas coach
Mark Mangino said schools that
are content with being good at
one thing are not stepping up to
the challenge.
Mangino has taken the stance
that football and basketball at
Kansas are not in a conflict with
each other; in fact, theyre a plus
from his perspective. Mangino
said the coaches from both teams
often work together to recruit ath-
letes. Mangino said
that Kansas has not
been complacent
with its athletic
programs and a lot
has gone into the
development of the
football program in
recent history.
Duke has also
spent time and
money in recent
years to build up its football pro-
gram.
Earlier this year the football
program received a donation of
$10 million for development of
new facilities. In 2002, the Blue
Devils built the Yoh Football cen-
ter which cost more than $22 mil-
lion and has over 70,000 square
feet.
Edited by Sarah Kelly
Follow Kansan
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at twitter.com/
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Duke struggles to attain prominence
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duke tight end Brett Hufman scores a third-quarter touchdown against Army during a game inWest Point, N.Y., Saturday. Duke won, 35-19.
Duke, like Kansas, has been tradionally known as a basketball school. Duke will travel to Kansas this weekend in search of a marquee win.
AssocIAtEd PrEss
COLUMBIA, Mo. Missouri
is 2-0 heading into Saturdays
game against Furman, thanks in
no small part to the Tigers kick-
ing game.
New kicker Grant Ressel and
punter Jake Harry IV were solid
in the opener against Illinois and
played pivotal roles in the 27-20
c o me - f r o m-
behind win over
Bowling Green
last Saturday.
Ressel was
perfect on two
field goal and
three extra point
attempts. Harry
averaged 45.4
yards on seven
punts, includ-
ing a 69-yarder that coach Gary
Pinkel called a game-changer.
Ressel, a redshirt sophomore
from the southeast Missouri
town of Jackson, is in the dif-
ficult spot of replacing one of
the most accurate kickers in
NCAA history. In three seasons
at Missouri, Jeff Wolfert was a
two-time All-Big 12 selection
who was 185-for-185 on extra
point tries and 59-for-72 on
field goal tries.
Ressel said his goal is to keep it
simple after all, theres enough
pressure from hungry defenders,
hopeful teammates, screaming
fans.
I just go out and concentrate
on my tempo and kick the ball,
Ressel said.
So far, so good. He has made all
five field goal tries and is 7-for-7
on extra point attempts as the
Tigers prepare to host Furman
(2-0) Saturday at Faurot Field.
Ressel, who won the job over
converted Columbia (Mo.)
College soccer goalie Tanner
Mills in fall camp, made three
first-half field goals in the opener
against Illinois in St. Louis, stak-
ing Missouri to a 16-3 halftime
lead. The Tigers went on to win
37-9.
On Saturday,
with quarterback
Blaine Gabbert
and the offense
sputtering in the
first half, Ressels
two field goals kept
the Tigers within a
touchdown at the
break, 13-6.
Grant obvi-
ously has been a huge plus for
us, Pinkel said. Every point
matters.
Trailing 13-3 midway through
the second quarter and punt-
ing from the Missouri 12 yard
line, the senior used a rugby
style rollout punt that went 69
yards most of it in the air
and pinned the Falcons to their
own 19.
That was one of the best
punts Ive ever been associated
with, Pinkel said. It was truly
a game-changing field position
play.
Harry began learning the art
of the rugby style line drive punt
at the suggestion of the Missouri
coaching staff.
That was probably the best
punt Ive ever had by far, he
said.
New kicker fueling
Tigers early success
big 12 football
We should be a bowl
team. We can be one.
Were good enough to
be one.
DaviD cutcliFFe
Duke coach
LPGA
champion fghts recur-
ring illness to defend title
SaN DieGO Paula creamer
is sick of being sick, so it would
make her feel pretty good if
she can defend her title in the
Samsung World champion-
ship starting thursday at torrey
Pines.
creamer battled a mystery ill-
ness most of the year and is still
looking for her frst win of 2009.
She said her energy levels are
returning to normal and shes
getting her distance back.
Still, shes a little bit wary. She
got sick after going to Mexico
in November for the lorena
Ochoa invitational. Doctors did
test after test and she was on
medication.
they still have no idea what
was wrong with me, which is a
scary thought knowing that it
could come back, creamer said.
She also had a thumb injury.
this has been one of my
hardest years, because its
something i cant really control.
i cant make it better, she said.
there was nothing that i could
do because we didnt know
what was wrong. it was, How
can i put a Band-aid on this as
soon as i can? We took every
precaution that i needed to, but
not only that, but my thumb
injury. i felt i was getting better,
and something else popped up.
i called it my year of building
my character out here because
its been hard. i want to win. i
want to be able to compete ev-
ery week. Golf is hard enough
as it is feeling good, feeling
prepared. But when youre not
feeling prepared, it was very
difcult.
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I just go out and
concentrate on my
tempo and kick the
ball.
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3rd place at invitational
signals a powerful start
By Andrew wituszynski
awituszynski@kansan.com
One tournament down and the
KU womens golf team is already
fulflling its goal of placing better
than last year. It fnished third out
of 14 at the Chip-N Club Invita-
tional in Lincoln, Neb.
A year ago, it fnished sixth at
the same tournament.
Coach Erin ONeil said she was
happy with the teams efort.
Across the board it was a great
start to the year, ONeil said.
Kansas totaled 895 strokes for
the three-round tournament: fn-
ishing behind Nebraska, which
ended in second place with a
score of 889, and Missouri, which
achieved frst place with a score of
878 strokes.
Emily Powers, Quincy, Ill. se-
nior, lead the Jayhawks. Powers
scored a total of 213, fnishing just
three strokes behind the leader
Amy Anderson from North Da-
kota State.
I was happy to come in sec-
ond place in this tournament and
am happy with the way the whole
team played, Powers said.
ONeil praised Powers.
What a great start to Emilys
senior year, ONeil said. She was
very impressive.
Powers is not the only player
to return to the team. For the frst
time in the past few years, there
are no newcomers in the rotation.
Weve been so young for so
long, ONeil said. Its nice to f-
nally have some experience on this
years team and it really paid of in
this tournament.
Powers agrees.
Since I was a freshman, weve
been very young, Powers said,
but now we have everyone re-
turning and that takes the jitters
away. Everyone knows how to
practice right and how to play in
tournaments.
Te team achieved other goals
this tournament as well. ONeil
challenged the women to shoot
a sub-300 score in one of the
rounds.
We actually did it twice which
was very positive to start the year
of, ONeil said.
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LODZ, Poland World cham-
pion Spain and Serbia clinched
the final two spots in the quarter-
finals at the European basketball
championship on Wednesday.
Spain routed Poland 90-68 and
Serbia used a late run to defeat
Lithuania 89-79.
Spain never trailed, and guard
Juan Carlos Navarro scored
23 points while Los Angeles
Lakers center Pau Gasol added
20. American-born point guard
David Logan led Poland with 20
points.
We had a good performance
today, Gasol said. We are grow-
ing as a team and we are very
much alive in the tournament.
Spain, looking for its first
European title after finishing run-
ner-up six times, faces a stiff test
in the quarterfinals on Thursday
against France. Led by San
Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker,
the French team cruised through
the first two rounds undefeated.
Point guard Milos Teodosic
scored 20 points and had 12 assists
to lead five Serbian players in dou-
ble figures. Center Nenad Krstic,
who plays for the Oklahoma City
Thunder, had 16 points and four
rebounds.
Serbia moves on to play defend-
AssociAted Press
serbias coach dusan ivkovic , left, and his teamcelebrate during the European Basket-
ball Championships match between Serbia and Lithuania in Lodz, PolandWednesday. Spain
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Big 12 teams not living
up to lofty expectations
KANSAS CITY, Mo. For a con-
ference that entered the season
with so much hype, the Big 12
has had a rough couple of weeks.
Oklahoma was ranked third
in the preseason, but lost to
Brigham Young in its opener.
Oklahoma State, with its high-
est ranking in 24 years, lost to
Houston last week. Kansas State
couldnt beat Louisiana-Lafayette
on the road. Colorado cant beat
anyone.
Does this mean the end of
the Big 12s rise to the top of col-
lege football? Not quite yet, the
coaches insist. Its still too early
to tell.
Its a long season, its a
12-game season, its a grind. I
wouldnt judge the Big 12 the
frst couple of weeks, Kansas
coach Mark Mangino said Mon-
day during the Big 12 coaches
call.
Sure, theres been some
games where weve gotten beat
where perhaps we were favored
in the conference, but I think
youve got to look at it at the
end of the season and the whole
body of work because this is a
pretty darn good conference.
There was a time, not all that
long ago, when the Big 12 wasnt
in the discussion about which
conference is best. There was
Texas and Oklahoma Nebraska
before that at the top, playing
for national championships, with
teams like Colorado or Kansas
State occasionally putting to-
gether impressive seasons.
The conferences depth has
improved over the past couple
of years as most of its teams
converted to wide-open ofenses
that no one can seem to stop.
Kansas, Missouri and Texas Tech
have each made national title
bids and the rest of the teams
have gotten better. At the least,
the Big 12 is one of the deepest
conferences in the country.
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WASHINGTON President
Barack Obama staged a home-
coming-style Olympic rally at the
White House on Wednesday, say-
ing the whole country is rooting
for his hometown of Chicago in its
efforts to host the 2016 Summer
Games.
Chicago is ready. The American
people are ready. We want these
games, he said to applause.
If you choose Chicago, I prom-
ise you this Chicago will make
America proud, and America will
make the world proud, Obama
added.
The International Olympic
Committee will choose a host
city during an Oct. 2 meeting
in Copenhagen. Obama will not
attend the meetings, instead send-
ing first lady Michelle Obama to
lead the U.S. delegation.
Chicago is in a tough competi-
tion with Rio de Janeiro, Madrid
and Tokyo.
In recent years, heads of state
have traveled to
the IOC meet-
ings to help seal
the deal such
as Tony Blair for
the 2012 Summer
Olympics in
London and
Vladimir Putin for
the 2014 Winter
Games in Sochi,
Russia.
I would make
the case in Copenhagen person-
ally, were it not for his quest for
health care reform, Obama said.
But the good news is Im send-
ing a more compelling superstar
to represent the city and country
we love, and that is our first lady,
Michelle Obama.
The first lady didnt return the
kudos, describing the presidents
dabbling in some of
the Olympic sports
before the event.
You should have
seen the president
in there fencing,
she said to laughter,
as Obama stuck out
his arm in a mock
fencing move. It
was pathetic. But
he passed the baton
really well.
Obama said that while he loves
Washington, Chicago has been his
home for nearly 25 years.
Obama making case for
2016 Olympics in Chicago
AssociAted Press
President Barack obama wields a light saber as heattacksOlympic fencer TimMorehouse, who won a silver medal in Mens Saber Fencing at
the Beijing Olympics during an event supporting Chicagos 2016 host city Olympic bidWednesday on the South Lawn of the White House. Chicago is
competing with Rio de Janeiro, Madrid andTokyo for the 2016 Summer Games.
national
Chicago is ready. The
American people are
ready. We want these
games.
Barack oBama
President
AssociAted Press
MINNEAPOLIS Michael
Cuddyer homered, doubled and
drove in three runs Wednesday and
the Minnesota Twins defeated the
Cleveland Indians 7-3 for a three-
game sweep.
Joe Mauer singled twice, raising
his major league-leading batting
average to .374, and drove in two
runs as the Twins won their fourth
in a row.
Minnesota began the day 4 1/2
games behind Detroit in the AL
Central.
The Tigers were home Wednesday
night against Kansas City, then visit
the Metrodome for a three-game set
beginning Friday.
Matt LaPorta homered and had
three RBIs for Cleveland. The team
had lost four straight and 13 of 16.
Nick Blackburn (10-11) allowed
two earned runs and eight hits in 6
1/3 innings for his second victory in
12 starts since the All-Star break.
He lowered his second-half ERA
from 7.36 to 6.90.
Joe Nathan struck out the final
two batters for his 41st save in 46
chances.
Cuddyer homered leading off the
fifth and added an RBI double in
the seventh.
The home run was the second in
three games for Cuddyer, who hit a
three-run shot to lead Mondays 6-3
comeback victory.
Blackburn came up with his third
solid start in four outings.
The lone blip was last Friday,
when Blackburn allowed six earned
runs in three innings against
Oakland.
Blackburn retired the Indians in
order three times in the first four
innings, and got out of a two-on,
no-out jam in the fifth when Kelly
Shoppach grounded into a double
play and Trevor Crowe grounded
out.
For the second straight start,
Aaron Laffey (7-6) gave up six
earned runs and a career-high 12
hits.
His own mistake put him
behind.
With two outs in the third, Laffey
dropped a soft toss covering first
base for an error. Cuddyer followed
with an RBI single for a 1-0 lead.
Laffey walked No. 9 hitter Nick
Punto with two outs in the fourth.
Denard Span followed with an
RBI single, and Mauer had a two-
run single two batters later for a
4-0 lead.
AssociAted Press
the Minnesota twins Joe Mauer follows through with a two-RBI single onWednesday in
Minneapolis. Mauer raised his batting average to .374, best in the majors.
mlb
Twins sweep Indians behind Cuddyers home run, double
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rams trade for receiver,
linebacker; release two
ST. LoUIS The St. Louis
rams have signed wide re-
ceiver ruvell martin and
linebacker Paris Lenon.
To make room for the sign-
ings announced Wednesday,
the rams waived linebacker
Quinton culberson and tackle
Eric Young.
martin played three seasons
for Green Bay before being
waived Sept. 5.
He had 52 receptions for
749 yards and six touchdowns
for the Packers.
Lenon is an eight-year vet-
eran who played four seasons
in Green Bay and three in De-
troit before signing with New
England in the ofseason. He
also was cut on Sept. 5. He has
523 career tackles, fve sacks
and two interceptions, along
with 58 special teams tackles.
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