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Charles Chuck Marsh received the HOPe Award on Saturday. He also won a Kemper Teaching Award in August.

Professor honored with second teaching award of the fall semester


By GaBy souza

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Charles Chuck Marsh is called an absent-minded journalism professor and is a self-proclaimed muddled thinker. But when he enters the classroom, its a different story. It was Marshs presence in the classroom, not his absent-mindedness, that made him the 48th recipient of the HOPE Award on Saturday at the Kansas-Nebraska football game. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, and the winner is chosen by members of the University of Kansas senior class. The winners name is engraved on a plaque on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union. The winner also receives an undisclosed monetary award. Marsh said the classroom setting helped him pull everything together. The students keep him grounded by asking questions and bringing up examples that help him teach them what they need to know. When I walk into the classroom, the clouds lift and everything becomes clear, he said. When he received the award, Marsh said he felt fabulous and undeserving at the same time. I feel like I should have handed it to the person to the left of me, who was Kerry Benson, he said. Benson, a journalism lecturer who coteaches a class with Marsh, was among the other seven nominees for the award. Marsh also won a Kemper Teaching Award this semester. The last time a per-

classroom, the clouds lift and everything becomes clear.


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son won both awards during the same year was 1996. Marsh is known throughout the School of Journalism for his passion for teaching and his love for his students, said Ann Brill, dean of the school. Marsh is constantly worried about his students and makes sure his classes are organized, Brill said. Although Brill recognized Marshs absent-mindedness, she said that he valued his colleagues and was not a prima donna in any sense of the word. He cant possibly be getting eight hours of sleep a night, she said. His energy is what makes him stand out, said Michelle Orrick, Mission senior and former student of Marshs. Orrick said Marsh was very approachable and able to teach the class material in a way that stood out to students. Marsh said he continually worked on balancing the three parts of his job, which he listed as teaching, research and service. He said that balance was the toughest part of his job, but that he loved every minute of it. Brill said, Its perfect when what you do and what you care about are the same thing. Edited by Erick R. Schmidt

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Dan Fritz, Johnson County Sheriff, trains with Zigo, his German Shepherd at Vom Kaiserhofes training center in DeSoto. Bomb detection and police service are just a few areas the center focuses on when it trains dogs like Zigo.

Police dogs gain popularity


Use of canines in public service grows after 9/11
By John Jordan

jjordan@kansan.com
Kansan staff writer

Dressed in a blue KU sweatshirt at an abandoned munitions plant outside of DeSoto, a man trains mans best friend to protect and serve. Tom Brenneman, owner and chief trainer at the Vom Kaiserhofe dogtraining center, trains dogs to work with law enforcement, protect people

and find bombs, drugs, termites and even mold. Since Sept. 11, dogs have become a larger part of protecting against terrorism, and five search dogs from Missouri helped search for missing people at the Boardwalk Apartment fire last month. Vom Kaiserhofe, which means from the empire, is at the forefront of training these dogs. This week, government dogs were trained to protect dignitaries and secure airports and bus stations from bombs in Washington D.C. Sheriffs from Johnson County and Wyoming also were training dogs for both K-9 units and narcotics and bomb detection.

A trained dog goes for $8,000, including training, equipment and lodging during training. Brenneman, an internationally certified dog trainer, has appeared on FOX News as a commentator and testified as a witness for the state in the trial of an 11-year-old boy who was killed by four Rottweilers in Junction City in 1997. Since Sept. 11, Brenneman has seen demand for bomb-sniffing dogs rise from training three dogs a year to 20. He said there was demand for him to train more, but he would rather focus on training dogs well.
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Asian groups working to create multicultural council


By Louis Mora

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Kansan staff writer

Members of an Asian fraternity and an Asian sorority are looking at forming a new multicultural greek council as a way to become recognized as greek organizations and be more active on campus. The organizations of Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi Gamma sorority are registered as student organizations and not greek organizations by the University. Steven Lam, Lawrence senior Todays weather

and Lambda Phi Epsilon president, said the groups would like to work with other greek organizations on campus to form a Multicultural Greek Council. We want to get the Universitys support, Lam said. He said the fraternity has pursued entry into a greek council in the past but could not find the right time because of members busy schedules and activities, but his organization is finally moving toward joining a council this year to gain recognition as a fraternity. Both organizations have looked into the possibility of

joining the other councils but think a new council would provide the best solution. Lam said his fraternity, which has existed for two years and has 20 active members, had looked at the Interfraternity Council but decided the council did not meet the fraternitys needs, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council would not extend voting rights to the groups if they joined. Laura Bauer, program director for fraternity and sorority life, said she had asked the groups to talk with other greek organizations to discuss how

they would fit in on campus. Lam said he would conduct preliminary discussions with other multicultural organizations on the feasibility of a new council in the next two to three weeks. Linda Mai, Garden City senior and president of Alpha Phi Gamma sorority, said the council would provide an opportunity to work with other multicultural groups that wanted to be more involved on campus. She said the council would benefit the sorority, which has been in existence since 2003, by allowing it to share ideas with

other multicultural chapters. It would help organize the individual groups out there, she said. They are kind of each others backbone because they know they could help each other. Eboney Crawford, National Pan-Hellenic Council president, said creating a Multicultural Greek Council would be difficult right now. She said the University didnt have the numbers to support another greek council and the NPHC still wouldnt have the numbers. I dont think its realistic right now, she said. I dont

think they have the money or the funding. Scott Shorten, IFC president, said another council would result in more work for the existing councils, but it would be a benefit to those looking to join the council. He said he would be in favor of the idea because a new council would provide a more comfortable setting for the multicultural greek organizations. I think the council provides the best for the fraternities and sororities, he said. Edited by Theresa Montao

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TUESDAY A fixture at the Union for 25 years


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Top 10 professions for the class of 2004-2005 and the starting salaries:
10. Registered Nurse: $41,156 9. Project Engineering: $47,827 8. Software Design & Development: $52,471 7. Design/Construction Engineering: $45,734 6. Financial/Treasury Analysis: $44,501 5. Private Accounting/Public Accounting: $43,003/$42,366 4. Teaching: $30,793 3. Consulting: $48,098 2. Sales: $37,269 1. Management Trainee: $36,491
Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer Survey; money.cnn.com

Her name is Robin Kidney K-I-DN-E-Y, like the bean, she says and shes worked as a dishwasher in the Kansas Union for 25 years. Its Friday afternoon, and shes reaching into the soapy green water that fills the big stainless steel sink to the brim. She pulls out a bowl and scrubs away the crumbs with a blue pad. If you look around the University of Kansas, youll find a lot of people whove been around as long as Kidney. In the administration, Provost David Shulenburger has been here for 31 years. In the history department, professor Norman Saul started 35 years ago. In facilities operations, Paul Verhage has been a storekeeper for 31 years. Yes, a lot of people have stuck around this place for 25 years. Just not dishwashers. Kidneys the only one. In the dishroom, the part-timers have come and gone as often as you change your socks, she said, and the full-timers have stayed a little longer. All the while, since June 30, 1980, shes been in the Kansas Union, washing. Mostly what I do is just wash, wash, wash, said Kidney, 46, short and slight with glasses and short brown-gray hair.

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Robin Kidney has been working at the Kansas Union for 25 years as a dishwasher. Shes been through three chancellors, three Kansas Memorial Unions directors and too many supervisors to count off the top of her head. Only once in a blue moon do I do anything else. In her first year, she worked part-time loading the dishwashing machine with plates, trays and silverware. Since then, shes worked full-time, hand-washing pots and pans, pans and pots. Kidney is something of a fixture among the people who work in the dishroom be-

hind The Market food court in the Kansas Union: In at 7:30 a.m., out at 4:30 p.m., every day. Shes like clockwork, said Joe Wilson, 22, whos worked in the dishroom for a year. This day isnt particularly fast, so she walks over to the giant conveyer-belt dishwashing machine its the length of two cars and roars like a freight train grabs a few trays from the conveyer belt and stacks them. She helps out with the dishes sometimes, but usually the pots and pans keep her busy enough. She walks back to her sink My office, she calls it and drains the lukewarm soapy water. She refills the sink with hot water and soap, and gets back to washing. Kidney thought about quitting a couple of times in the mid-80s. She didnt like her boss at the time, but she outlasted her. She likes the way things are now, likes the people she works with, the atmosphere. On June 30, her co-workers threw her a little 25th anniversary party in the kitchen. They even made a cake. Anymore, Im getting a lot of respect, more than I ever have in the bunch of years Ive been here, she said. Plus, Lawrence is her kind of town. She moved to Lawrence with her fam-

ily as a teenager. After graduating from high school in 1978, she got a job on a dairy farm shoveling manure and hay for a while, then worked a stint at Kinkos before coming to the University. When her family moved away, she decided to stay. She now lives by herself in a house in East Lawrence, spending most of her nights playing in no-limit Texas hold em tournaments in local bars. She takes a break from the pots and pans and walks through the kitchen saying hi, to everyone she passes, then steps outside and spots Bob Hoyle, director of food services. Hes doing a story on me, she said, with a smile. Youre just part of the woodwork around here, he said. I kind of am. And she walks back to the dishroom and reaches into the green water, washing, as she has for 25 years. Editors note: University Daily Kansan reporter Frank Tankard writes a weekly feature on KU students, faculty and staff who have a story to tell. If you have an interesting story or know someone who does, e-mail Frank at ftankard@kansan.com. Edited by Theresa Montao

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Wal-Mart execs knew about illegal workers


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Allison Taylor, Topeka sophomore, left, and Andrea Hasenauer, Olathe sophomore, share a laugh on the steps of Budig Hall. The two KU sophomores said they tried to hang out on the steps when the weather was nice.
Tell us your news Contact Austin Caster, Jonathan Kealing, Anja Winikka, Josh Bickel, Ty Beaver or Nate Karlin at 864-4810 or editor@kansan.com. Kansan newsroom 111 Stauffer-Flint Hall 1435 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045 (785) 864-4810

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. A pair of senior WalMart executives knew cleaning contractors were hiring illegal immigrants, many of whom were housed in crowded conditions and sometimes slept in the backs of stores, according to a federal agencys affidavit. The affidavit, unsealed last week, was part of an investigation of Wal-Mart by federal immigration officials that led to the 2003 raid on 60 Wal-Mart stores in 21 states, and the arrests of 245 illegal workers. The retailer agreed to pay $11 million in March to settle the case. It has maintained that top executives neither knew of nor encouraged the practice, but that is contradicted by the newly released documents. The affidavit was filed by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to secure search warrants for a 2003 raid on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The document was unsealed Nov. 2 by a U.S. district judge in Fayetteville, Ark. at the request of a New York attorney representing more than 200 former employees in a civil lawsuit against the worlds largest retailer. In the affidavit, investigators said testimony and taped conversations from 2003 showed two executives at Wal-Mart headquarters knew that contractors and subcontractors cleaning its stores in several states employed illegal immigrants from eastern Europe and elsewhere. Federal raids later found immigrants crowded into small apartments or trailers in sleeping bags and, in some cases, sleeping in the backs of WalMart stores, carrying their personal belongings from job site to job site.

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F A 20-year-old KU student reported to Lawrence police that someone punched him and broke a glass door around 2:45 a.m. Nov. 6 on the 800 block ofTennessee Street.The glass door is valued at $250. F A 44-year-old KU student reported to Lawrence police a theft of a Pioneer car stereo and some compact discs and damage to a window of a Honda Accord between 9:20 and 11:45 p.m. Nov. 2 on the 2800 block of Iowa Street. The car stereo is valued at $100. The CDs are valued at $225. The damage is estimated at $150. F A 20-year-old KU student reported to the KU Public Safety Office a theft of aTrek bicycle and a cable lock between 5 p.m. Sept. 25 and 11 a.m. Nov. 4 from Oliver Hall.The bicycle is valued at $350.The cable lock is valued at $20. F A 24-year-old KU student reported to the KU Public Safety Office a theft of an iPod and headphones between 8 and 11 p.m. Oct. 28 from Battenfeld Hall.The iPod is valued at $200. The headphones are valued at $40. F A 21-year-old KU student reported to Lawrence police damage to a window of a Ford Ranger between 5 p.m. Nov. 5 and 12:56 a.m. Nov. 6 on the 300 block of California Street. The window is valued at $200. F A 19-year-old KU student reported to Lawrence police damage to two tires between 5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3 on the 800 block of Maine. The tires are valued at $144. F A 19-year-old KU student reported to Lawrence police damage to a side mirror of an Infiniti about 3:55 a.m. Nov. 5 on the 1500 block of Tennessee Street. The damage is estimated at $100. F A 20-year-old KU student reported to the KU Public Safety Office a theft of a misplaced Samsung cell phone about 6 p.m. Oct. 29 from Lewis Hall. The cell phone is valued at $100.

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F Latin American Solidarity is holding a benefit dinner and presentation at 6:30 tonight at the Simons Media Room in the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. A South-American dinner will be served, followed by a presentation on the development of democracy in Guatemala by Dinorah Azpuru, former deputy director of the Department for North America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala. Tickets for the dinner are $10, with proceeds going to disaster relief in Guatemala. F Anna Cienciala, doctor and KU professor emerita of history, is delivering a lecture and discussion called Victory in Europe, May 1945: Different Interpretations by Russians, Poles and Baltic Peoples from noon to 1 p.m. today at 318 Bailey Hall. The event is part of the weekly Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Brown Bag Discussion Series. F As part of Donate Life Week, the KU Organ Donation Awareness Coalition is holding an organ donation registration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday on the 4th floor of the Kansas Union. Students who register will get prizes. F The African Student Association is holding an African language fair and tea time from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday on the 4th floor of the Kansas Union.
Note: The University Daily Kansan prints campus events that are free and open to the public. Submission forms are available in the Kansan newsroom, 111 Stauffer-Flint Hall. Items must be turned in two days in advance of the desired publication date. On Campus is printed on a space-available basis.

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A person naps on the lawn adjacent to Budig Hall Monday afternoon. Mondays high was around 75 degrees.

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New standards a wink and a nudge


By John hanna
the associated press

OVERLAND PARK Ken Bingman has been teaching biology for more than 40 years and isnt about to change what he tells his students about evolution, no matter what the State Board of Education says. The Blue Valley West High School teacher isnt alone, but he and other educators worry that the boards adoption of new science standards will make other teachers yield. Board members plan to vote this afternoon on proposed standards that treat evolution as a

flawed theory. Those standards will be used to develop statewide achievement tests for students, replacing ones treating evolution as well-established science. We have a group of very fundamentalist, religious people who see a conflict between evolution and their beliefs, Bingman said. While some of its about science, its primarily about religion. Supporters have argued that the proposed standards would give students a more balanced view of the theory. Six of the state boards 10 members already have endorsed language

drafted by intelligent design advocates, expressing skepticism of evolutionary theory. Some Kansans applaud the changes and want the board to go even further. Ive never been convinced of evolution, said George Lambert, a graphic designer from Silver Lake. Give intelligent design equal time. Even with new standards, decisions about whats taught would remain with local school boards. However, Bingman called the proposed standards a wink and a nudge to creationists, encouraging them to pressure

local boards into spending less classroom time on evolution. Critics also contend that the new standards would allow teaching about intelligent design, which argues that an intelligent cause is the best way to explain some complex, well-organized features of the natural world. Bingman, other educators and many scientists view intelligent design as an attempt to repackage creationism, which has been banned from classrooms by the U.S. Supreme Court. The debate isnt confined to Kansas. A federal trial is underway in Pennsylvania over the

Dover school boards requirement that high school students hear about intelligent design in their biology classes. In August, President Bush endorsed teaching intelligent design alongside evolution. Last month, a poll by news organizations suggested that about 25 percent of Kansans hold similar views. I am a creationist and I feel that a Supreme Being created us, said Kent Swartz, a banker who attends a Baptist church in Kiowa and serves on the South Barber County school board. I want you to respect my side, and I will respect your side.

is showing the lm Invisible Children at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 in Woodruff Auditorium.
After the lm, 2005 KU graduate Erin Larive will speak about her experiences in the Ugandan war zone this summer and about how KU students can get involved in nding a peaceful solution to the conict.

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Couple faces prison time


By Roxana Hegeman
the associated press

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WICHITA The married owners of a group home for the mentally ill have been convicted of enslaving its residents, forcing them to work naked and perform sex acts and illegally billing their families and the federal government for therapy. Arlan Kaufman, 69, and his wife, Linda, 62, were convicted of 30 federal charges including health care fraud, Medicare fraud, forced labor and holding clients in involuntary servitude in their treatment of residents at the Kaufman House Residential Treatment Center. Linda Kaufman was acquitted of making a false representation and writing, while her husband was convicted on the same charge. The Kaufmans bail was revoked and they were taken into custody immediately after the verdicts were announced. Jurors began deliberating Thursday and reached a verdict Monday afternoon. Federal prosecutors contended the Kaufmans controlled the lives of mentally ill residents, including deciding who could wear clothes. They were found guilty of forcing residents to masturbate, fondle each other and shave each others genitals activities that Arlan Kaufman videotaped. The Kaufmans face up to 20 years in prison for each of the conspiracy, forced labor and involuntary servitude charges; up to 10 years for each of the health care fraud charges; and up to five years for each of the other charges. Justice is about speaking for those least able to speak for themselves, said U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren. Today has been a great achievement for justice.

Melgren said the convictions had come from a wealth of evidence and the courage of victims who took the stand in the face of their oppressor of years. Linda Kaufmans attorney, Steve Joseph, said he would not comment until after sentencing. Rocky Nichols, executive director of the Disability Rights Center of Kansas, noted that it had taken more than 20 years for the Kaufmans victims to get justice. We hope justice today will become full justice through sentencing, said Nichols, who is representing 11 former residents in civil litigation. Melgren credited Attorney General Phill Kline for pushing the investigation. The attorney general has said his office could not prosecute the case because the states statutes of limitation for most of the charges had run out. But his office coordinated an effort with Newton police, Nichols group and the federal government before FBI agents swarmed into Newton, closed Kaufmans facilities and arrested the couple. Kline, who was in court Monday, said it was important for the state to pass stricter controls of group homes for the mentally ill, particularly conflict of interest issues that allowed the Kaufmans to be landlords, guardians and service providers at the home. The Kaufmans incorporated their unlicensed treatment center in 1980 and operated it until their arrests in October 2004. Their crimes dated to 1984. The servitude counts arose from manual labor the residents did at the Kaufmans farm and from their part in the videos, which prosecutors called stomach-turning. According to the indictment, the Kaufmans created the videos to sell them.

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Nagesh Nagadenahalli, left, and Swetha Maganti perform a dance called the Mannequin Dance on Saturday night. The dance showed Bollywood trends from the 1950s to present. Bollywood is an Indian film industry that produces more than 800 films a year. The dance was part of a KU Cultural India Club event, called Diwali, that celebrated the Indian Festival of Lights.

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1a If a dog were to miss some narcotics, no one would get hurt, Brenneman said. But if a dog I trained missed one bomb, I couldnt live with myself. The Douglas County Sheriffs office has one K-9 unit, a German Shepherd named Gero that works with Corporal Ed Swanson. Gero was trained overseas and lives with Swanson, who is the dogs caretaker. Gero is called out when there are reports of suspicious drugs

or a search warrant for drugs. He also is always with Swanson during his patrols. Kari Wempe, spokeswoman for the Sheriff. said the dog was also used for public service, including visiting Lawrence schools. In his career, Brenneman has trained 673 dogs that have protected presidents and dignitaries, been sent to Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. His dogs also have been used to check for bombs at the Kansas Speedway and to protect actress Cybill Shepherd. Brenneman, who is originally

from Newton, has operated in Lawrence for four years. He trains dogs at Vom Kaiserhofe for the Overland Park police and the Johnson County sheriffs department. Brenneman gets his dogs mainly from Germany, where he learned to train dogs 25 years ago. There, dog breeding is controlled by the state and the dogs are bigger and more likely to have the skills necessary to do their job. However, he does get Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers from northeast Kansas at animal shelters.

If we can save a dog, then I feel weve done a great thing for humanity, Brenneman said about rescuing a dog from death and putting it to use saving lives. However, Brenneman said out of 150 dogs he finds around Lawrence, only one will have the ability to complete Vom Kaiserhofes training. The other 149 dogs may be mans best friends, but it takes more than a friend to protect and serve. Edited by Erick R. Schmidt

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Legislation wont stop video game violence


I am an avid gamer. I spend a lot of time playing video games and reading about them. Ive reviewed video games for Jayplay. Ive written articles about them in other papers. I have my own gaming blog. My e-mail address involves a certain Hylian, sword-wielding hero of mine. I could go on about why Im such a hardcore gamer, but I think you get my point. One of the coolest people in my book is Arnold Schwarzenegger, but with some legislation hes pushing, he may drop down a peg. Schwarzenegger is trying to pass a law in California very similar to laws in other states that ban the sale of violent video games to minors by imposing a $1,000 ne. Ive worked at Hastings Books Music & Video and I was proud to prevent kids from buying games like Grand Theft Auto. Despite what many of my fellow gamers dont want to admit, violent video games are bad for children. Psychologists and sociologists have completed studies that argue about the effects of violent video games, but Im willing to admit I dont want my nine-year old cousin to play GTA. It would have a bad inuence on him. I know that and I dont need to conduct or even read a study. While I agree that violent

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video games need to be kept out of the hands of children, I dont think vague, expensive and ineffective legislation is going to x the problem anytime soon. Bills like the one in California are vague on the denition of violence. The California bill denes violence as, to virtually inict serious injury on images of human beings or humanlike characters in a way that is especially heinous, cruel or depraved in that it involves torture or serious physical abuse. Although this is a decent denition it makes no distinction between cartoon-like violence such as in Nintendos Mario games and realistic violence in games such as Manhunt, which is even more violent than Grand Theft Auto. According to these standards, ghting space aliens could be violent if they resemble humans. It doesnt dene degrees of violence. The legislation doesnt mention the established Entertainment Safety Ratings Board, known as ESRB ratings. They

are printed on every video game sold in the U.S. If the California legislature want to be less vague it should monitor Mature and Adults Only games. Otherwise, the government will have to decide which games are violent and which arent along with investigating stores and issuing nes. My next point: cost. Somebody has to be paid to check retailers for carding underage children and check games for violent content without the ESRB ratings system. Nobody has said anything about the expense yet but it will cost money to enforce this law. My last point: ineffectiveness. Almost every major gameretailer has a policy where it cards anyone who wants to buy an M-rated or an AO-rated game. The companies are xing the problem without state legislatures trying to police anything. Even if they pass a law banning the sale of M- and AO-rated games to minors the problem is still there because parents. According to the Entertainment Software Association 87 percent of game players under the age of 18 report that they get their parents permission when renting or buying games, and 92 percent say their parents are present when they buy games. At Hastings I tried to do my

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Grand Theft Auto: Mushroom Kingdom best as a responsible gamer and convince parents not to buy M-rated games for their kids. Some parents listen and some dont. My experience has been that most dont. I think having this legislation will create a false sense of security for parents who let the TV raise their children. They are the ones who will buy violent games for their kids because they dont understand or dont care. I think the only way to truly x the problem is by educating parents on the ESRB rating system and reminding them to be good parents and monitor what their kids watch, read and do. We cant expect the government to do what parents should be doing and we shouldnt be wasting time, money and effort on an issue that government doesnt need to deal with. Dan Hoyt is somethin

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Article misleads on Israeli situation


In an Associated Press article that appeared in Fridays The University Daily Kansan, the rst line read: Israel killed seven Palestinians ... Thursday against Islamic Jihad. Two days before this article was written, there was a suicide bombing in Hedera, in Northern Israel, which killed ve people. This was not stated until the articles sixth paragraph. When students read the rst line of the article they were led to believe that Israel was killing Palestinians for no reason. In the last paragraph, the article states In the Gaza refugee camp of Jebaliya, Israeli aircraft red two missiles at a car carrying Islamic Jihad militants. Once again, one is left with the impression that Israel is ring rockets with no provocation. The article failed to mention, however, the Kassam rockets that were red at an Israeli town just days before. In addition, the caption beneath the photo stated Palestinian youths gather around the wreckage of a car hit in an Israeli missile strike that killed seven Palestinians in the Jebaliya refugee camp ... This suicide bombing is the rst since Aug. 28, 2005, in Beer Sheva. The headline, Suicide bomb Renews Conict, leads one to believe that a new conict is rising. The lead Palestinian negotiator was quoted on CNN saying they dont want to fall back into that vicious cycle. The students read this and dont know all the facts. They have incomplete information about what is going on. This is not the kind of article we want to print in our paper, especially when we dont normally print articles about Israel. Tanya Johnson is a Dallas Junior and President of KU Israel Alliance.

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So, I denitely just dropped a Free for All in the toilet at Wescoe, so whoever the janitor is, Im sorry.

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I still cant believe you guys put that sorority girl article in there. I hope you guys wont do something like that again.

I just walked by the south side of Fraser Hall next to the pioneer statue and the pioneer statue was holding a shovel in one hand and a corndog in the other. I dont know why he was wearing a corndog.

To the cute TKE with the broken arm that stood next to me at the game: Sorry I high-ved your bad hand! Nick Reid: Im still willing to have your babies. KJHK play by play sounds a lot better when youre drunk. Sober? Not so good. You know that really not funny commercial, where theyre like, selling cars?

To the girl wearing capri jeans today: Honestly, what were you thinking? Score another point for KU journalism! Catholics to celebrate All Saints Day Mass? Its never been done! Its new! No, theyve been doing it for 200 years. Way to go, guys.

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I just walked by the pioneer statue again, and he still has the corndog in his hands, but I think someone ate half of it.

Students not under tax burden


Tennyson Camberns assertion in an article published on Nov. 1 that middle- and lower-income students would pay for raising tuition prices with the money saved from taxes assumes those students are currently under some massive tax burden. Im presuming most students are not suffering from excessive property or income tax, as they do not own property and/or do not receive an income high enough to equal the likely rise in tuition. Additionally, many financially needy students take loans, receive scholarships and/or independently pay for their education without parentalsupport. After attending a nationwide conference-call in the Office of Chancellor on the results of TABOR (Taxpayer Bill of Rights), I heard firsthand the ridiculous decisions Colorados public Universities were forced to make. Which buildings and programs would we cut at the University, how much money would the Alumni and Endowment Association have to raise to match our lost funds? The nation would think Kansas is just doing what it always does, listening to Libertarians and Reformists posing like Republicans. I challenge the KU College Republicans to start acting like traditional conservatives and help the KU Young Democrats and Student Senate in defeating all threats to our Universitys future. Marc Langston is a Wichita Sophmore and President of the KU Young Democrats.

David Ta and Ryan Joy are not merely roommates, they are life partners, and the Kansan should not have omitted the fact that they are.

I think you could have used that sorority girl thing to make more Free for All room. Andrew Soukup and Dustin Elliott just created the best opinion section the Kansan has ever seen. Ninjas on the 5th oor of McCollum just stole a person! It was amazing. Free for All, do you have an ecstacy? Im freaking desperate. Brian, your painting was picked up, and its at the Pi Phi house. Chuck Norris broke his own leg, purely for the sake of winning the Special Olympics. Straight? Fine by me. Ive been calling all day, bitching about the sorority girl article, and I just realized it was in the Tongue and Beak section, so I actually give props to the guy who wrote it, and uh, my bad.

If Cory and Topanga are ghting, why is she eating dinner with his family? The sorority girl article was the stupidest thing Ive ever read in my entire life! I just called Free for All and then hung up. Im so embarrassed! I got Free for All stagefright! Free for All, I heard your girlfriend just broke up with you, you failed a big test and your dog just died, but I got some good news for you, I just saved a bunch of money on car insurance.

I swear I just saw a fox run through the stadium parking lot, and I dont mean like a really hot girl, I mean like an actual animal fox. Yeah.

I saw Eric Jorgensen wearing jean shorts and dang does he look hot!

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Whoever was dressed as Double Dare starring Marc Summers at the Hawk had the best costume ever. Way to go!

Kuck Fansas is the lamest rag on Kansas Ive ever heard. Muck Fizzou, however, just rolls of the tongue! I mean, Kuck Fansas? It sounds racist.

Adam thought the chili was not very good. The last batch? He thought it was too spicy! I thought it was great.

I rejected a girl as a friend on facebook.com. That has to be the ultimate insult. I want to lose my virginity to Free for All. Yeah. OK, what is up with all the macho boys outside walking with umbrellas when its barely sprinkling. I have long hair, and I walk on campus without an umbrella. Tell the boys to man up!

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Hey, Free for All, I think Ive met the greatest guy Ive ever met in the world. And that everything about guys being dogs and jerks is wrong. What do you think? Editors note: Give him a week.

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Im still angry about the sorority girl article. Whoever wrote it is a freaking idiot. That is stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

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Film to portray funeral of Hunter S. Thompson


ASPEN, Colo. Fans of Hunter S. Thompson will get an inside view of his elaborate memorial service in a film directed by Wayne Ewing. When I Die will be shown Saturday at the Starz Denver International Film Festival. The hour-long movie depicts the creation of the 15-story tower that was used to blast Thompsons ashes into the sky at a closed memorial service. Thompson shot himself in his kitchen on Feb. 20, apparently despondent over health problems. He was 67. Ewing, who directed 2003s Breakfast With Hunter, also shows the planning and governmental approvals that organizers needed in order to honor Thompsons wishes. Johnny Depp, who played Thompson in 1998s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, paid the $2.6 million cost of the memorial.
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Pop group Genesis considers reunion tour


JERUSALEM Phil Collins says hes open to the idea of a Genesis reunion. Nothing has been announced, but the 54-year-old British singer, who is touring the Middle East, says: Theres a possibility. Im open for it. Genesis formed in 1967 and disbanded in 1998. Were all still good friends. Just because we dont play in the same band anymore doesnt mean we dont see each other and enjoy each others company.
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the match got close, Brown said. I felt I knew I could win. Senior Christine Skoda went winless at the meet. It was the first time this season she did not win a tournament match. She played some tough girls, Hall-Holt said. When youre playing three-day tournaments, its hard to compete at such a high level. Freshman Ksenia Bukina, who finished 2-1 on the weekend, played in the No. 1 singles position for the first time. The freshman gained the top spot after impressive victories

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Singles Records Ksenia Bukina Christine Skoda Elizaveta Avdeeva Wins 2 0 0 Losses 1 3 3

The Kansas tennis team strolled through the first day of Western Michigans Super Challenge in Kalamazoo, Mich., but hit a brick wall in the second day of play on Saturday. Kansas combined for a 2-6 doubles and 1-5 singles record on the second day. Junior Brittany Brown earned the lone singles victory on the last day. The Jayhawks were a combined 4-0 in doubles and 3-5 in

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singles on the first day. Kansas tennis coach Amy Hall-Holt said the record did not discourage the team and that the difficult opponents provided Kansas with good practice. I didnt feel like we were down, Hall-Holt said. We all played well. Everyones matches

seemed close. The Jayhawks rebounded to finish 6-2 in singles play on the final day of competition on Sunday. Brown won her third singles victory of the meet on the final day. I came out there a lot more positive. I didnt freak out when

against highly ranked opponents, including her upset of top-ranked Maja Kovacek of New Mexico in the ITA Central Regional tournament in Salt Lake City on Oct. 20. Ksenia played very well. We were very happy with her performance, Hall-Holt said. The move to put Bukina in the No. 1 spot may not be a permanent one. Hall-Holt said nothing was set in stone. Were bringing in a new player in the spring, Hall-Holt said. Things could be shaken up. I have no idea what the lineup will be.

Brown said the team is competing at a higher level than it was at this point last season. I think we ended on a positive note. Win or lose, no one felt horrible about their matches, Brown said. A lot of people played some of the best matches theyve played all semester. Last year I was scared going into the spring, but this year, I know we can beat these teams. The teams first spring meet is Jan. 22, against Ball State in Bloomington, Ind. Edited by Theresa Montao

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Class of 2008 ready for first game against Fort Hays State
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Baseball stars son charged in drug case


NASHVILLE, Tenn. Pete Rose Jr., the son of baseballs all-time hits leader, pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he distributed GBL, a drug sometimes sold as a steroid alternative, to his minor league teammates. The 35-year-old Rose appeared before a federal judge and said nothing but yes, sir when asked if he understood the charges and plea. Under a deal with prosecutors, Rose could be sentenced to 21 to 27 months in federal prison and fined up to $1 million. His sentencing hearing is

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With all of the preseason hype surrounding Kansas freshman class, C.J. Giles said people had forgotten about the sophomores. Not that the sophomore forward is concerned about being below the radar. He said people will be talking about his class soon enough. We will show them when game time comes, Giles said. K a n s a s mens basketball coach Bill Self said Giles, guard Russell Giles Robinson, center Sasha Kaun and forward Darnell Jackson have made significant strides from last year. He is so impressed with Giles and Robinson that he practically guaranteed them a starting spot for Wednesday nights game against Fort Hays State. He said Robinson and Giles have been the top two consistent performers for the Jayhawks so far. I think Russell has been the best perimeter player, and C.J. has been our best inside guy, Self said. Self said it wasnt that Robinsons shot was better than anyone elses or that he took

better care of the ball than the other guards. It was Robinsons work ethic and attitude that has earned the sophomore point guard favor, Self said. He is like a machine for us, Self said. He just shows up, goes to work, spends plenty of time doing it and doesnt complain. He sees the glass half full and goes out and does it the next day. For a young guy, he gets it pretty good. Giles scoring ability has improved because he has started to get some confidence, Self said. Giles is going to have to score this year for the Jayhawks to be successful down the line, Self said. Whether or not he is 14 points-a-game scorer, I dont know because he has never been that in his life and now we are asking him to do it at Kansas, Self said. That is a unique situation. You have to get some confidence to be able to make baskets against real defenses and C.J. is getting there. Giles said the attitude of all of his classmates had improved. He said they had a better understanding of what their role was after being in the system for a year. They had plenty of time to learn from the veteran players on last years team. Playing behind guys like Wayne Simien, Keith Langford, Aaron Miles and Mike Lee taught them a great deal about what it takes to win a game, Giles said.

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Kansas mens basketball coach I learned that it is little things that can win or lose the game, Giles said. Self said that year of sitting on the bench has been motivation for the sophomores in the offseason and early this year. They have tasted what it is like to sit on the bench, fortunately, so now they are like, Hey, were not going to let any freshman come in here and get our spot, Self said. So I think they are hungry and they want to be impact players at Kansas. In addition to Giles and Robinson, Self said he thought Kaun and Jackson were improving as well. Kaun, who his teammates said was the most physical player on the team, attended a basketball camp in Las Vegas this summer that helped develop his skills. Sasha is tough in the

post, Self said. He could come out and be a real impact player. He is dropping that hook shot and getting his footwork down, and his body looks great. Jackson might be the player most under the radar in the sophomore class. The death of his grandmother over the summer expedited his maturation process, Self said. He is improved in all aspects of his game, from his work ethic to his approach, Self said. He can still improve more but he is more confident, and I think a lot of it could be he was dealt a hand that forced maturity in a lot of ways that nobody would want to go through and I think in some ways maybe brought a sense of new focus maybe more so than what he had in past years. Just because they are not in the headlines like the freshman, Self said the sophomores were not discouraged. He said the older the players get, the less concerned they get about what people on the outside say about them. It is not the freshmens fault that they get attention, and its not the sophomores fault that they dont, Self said Those stories about the freshmen, I guarantee that the sophomores arent reading them. Edited by Ty Beaver

set for Feb. 20. This is a tragedy. Anyone who knows this young man knows he is a very, very fine young man, Roses attorney, Jeffrey Brody, said outside the courthouse. The use of this stuff is common. Its used as a sleep aid by many people in sports. And he got caught in a time warp because it was legal up to 2000. He came forward and immediately confessed and accepted responsibility. Brody and Rose declined to answer questions from reporters before driving away. The Drug Enforcement Administration said Roses arrest was part of a larger investigation into a major GBL trafficking organization.
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10a conference loss than Kansas (64-0), made the tournament. A head-to-head 2-1 loss against Kansas left Texas one game behind Kansas in the Big 12 loss column. That surprised me a little bit, Francis said of the Longhorns admittance to the tournament. We finished ahead of them in conference. Im happy for Texas that they made it its good for the conference but Im disappointed for our guys. Of the five Big 12 teams selected, three also were chosen to host the first two rounds in their quadrants. Nebraska takes on Creighton in Lincoln, Neb., to open tournament play. Texas also received a host bid and will face Texas- El Paso in the first round.

Kansas fate landed on Francis birthday. Pointing no fingers, he gave an explanation of his teams early season end.

Adding insult to injury,

Big 12 tournament and conference champion Texas A&M (16-3-2) will host Northwestern State in the opening round. College Station, Texas, will also be the site of the NCAA finals. Adding insult to injury, Kansas fate landed on Francis birthday. Pointing no fingers, he gave an explanation of his teams early season end. There was some games against good teams that we didnt win, Francis said. Those are the ones that end up tipping the scale. Edited by Theresa Montao

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for three touchdowns and almost 200 yards. Iowa State also had the luxury of using tailback Stevie Hicks. Hicks, who had missed several games this season because of injuries, had a large part in Saturdays victory. He rushed 24 times for 149 yards and one touchdown. Hicks came on strong in the second half when the score was still 17-10. He ran for 130 yards in the second half alone. Hicks was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for his effort. Barnett said he knew how dangerous the Iowa State team was, especially with the return of Hicks. Iowa State is a team that is getting better and better, Barnett said. Now, with Hicks back, they have all their weapons there. They have also played solid defensively all season. They will be on a high emotional level playing at home, so we will have our hands full. Iowa States latest victim, Kansas State, found itself in a tough spot to qualify for a bowl game. With the loss to the Cyclones, the

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athletics calendar WEDNESDAY F Mens basketball vs. Fort Hays State (exhibition), 7 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse
F Volleyball vs. Oklahoma, 7 p.m., Norman, Okla. THURSDAY F Volleyball vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m., Horejsi Family Athletics Center F Cross Country, Midwest Regional Championship, time TBA, Iowa City, Iowa F Rowing, Sunflower Showdown, time TBA, Manhattan SATURDAY F Football vs. Texas, 2:30 p.m., Austin, Texas SUNDAY F Womens basketball vs. Emporia State, 1 p.m., Allen Fieldhouse

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Colorado once again separated itself from the rest of the Big 12 North on Saturday when it pounded Missouri 4112 at home. With the victory, Colorado moved to 7-2 on the season and 5-1 in conference play. The only way the Buffaloes could lose the division is if they lose their final two games and the Cyclones wins both of its final two games. Running back Lawrence Vickers set the pace for the Buffaloes on Saturday with four touchdowns and 85 yards. The senior from Houston has been used this season as a blocker more than a runner, but on Saturday Colorado football coach Gary Barnett decided to give Vickers more carries. Vickers had just 133 yards rushing before Saturday. Barnett said Vickers performance was good, but that the victory against Missouri was a total team effort. Thats as good as we have

played all year, Barnett said. We had a lot of guys who had real good games, and they took the challenge well. We have to put it behind us now though, and move on because we have a very difficult road trip coming up. In addition to the solid effort from Vickers, Colorado kicker Mason Crosby was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and second week in a row. Crosby hit two field goals, one from 56 yards out and the other from 43 yards. Crosby is now 16-19 on the season with his longest completed from 58 yards. Colorado can clinch the division this Saturday with a victory against runner-up Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State started the conference season 0-3, but has since rebounded and now stands at 3-3. Iowa State toppled Kansas State last weekend at home 4517. Sophomore quarterback Bret Meyer once again set the rhythm for the Cyclones. Meyer threw

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Colorado running back Lawrence Vickers fights his way for one of his four touchdowns in Colorados 41-12 victory against Missouri in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday. Vickers has 11 touchdowns in nine games this season. Wildcats record dropped to 4-5 on the season and the team will have to win its final two games to go to the post season. Kansas State will travel to Lincoln, Neb., to play Nebraska this weekend and then return home for its final game of the season against Missouri in two weeks. If Kansas State loses either game, it will miss out on a bowl for the second year in a row. Edited by Ty Beaver

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The Kansas victory against Nebraska was the biggest victory in KU football history. Sure, its tough not to pick Kansas shocking No. 1 Missouri in 1960, or the Blue Bonnet Bowl victory in 1961 or even the Aloha Bowl stomp of UCLA in 1995. None of those games, though, was 36 years in the making. Think about it. In 1968, Lyndon Johnson was president, gas was 34 cents a gallon and Kansas football coach Mark Mangino was in the eighth grade. That means every KU freshman from

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1969 onward, has passed through Lawrence knowing nothing but defeat against Nebraska. Scores of Kansas fans had written an L next to the Nebraska game when the schedule came out. Beating Nebraska was simply not an option.

The second-longest active losing streak in college football Notre Dame defeating Navy 41 times in a row is first has been about as lopsided as possible. Yes, there have been some close games. In 1969, the struggling Jayhawk football team lost only 21-17 to the Cornhuskers in Lawrence. In 1973, the Jayhawks lost in Lincoln 10-9. A failed two-point conversion doomed Kansas from pulling an upset in 1993, and in 1999 the Jayhawks led early, only to come up on the losing end, 24-17. But for every close game,

there were plenty of games like 1987, when the Cornhuskers pounded out a 54-2 victory. That game was an improvement from the 1986 blasting, when Nebraska won 70-0. In fact, since 1968, the Cornhuskers have scored more than 40 points 26 times against the Jayhawks. The average margin of victory since 1968 also isnt pretty. The Huskers won every game in the 36-game winning streak by an average of almost 36 points. It is easy to see why some Kansas and Nebraska fans thought

this streak would never end. The 40 points the Jayhawks scored was the most Kansas has ever scored against Nebraska. The previous record of 36 was set when Kansas knocked off the Huskers 36-20 in 1899. The Jayhawks shed the streak in an impressive fashion; they didnt just beat the Huskers, they dominated them. The numbers and the history of this infamous streak show the significance of the Jayhawks 40-15 blowout victory. Mangino has already dominated border rival Missouri and ended

another losing streak against Kansas State last season. But the Jayhawks victory against Nebraska was something truly special. Seven football coaches, including Glen Mason and Jayhawk legend Don Fambrough, could not send the Big Red back home with a loss. On Saturday, the Jayhawks began a new era of football, and no other victory in school history can top that. F Zillman is a Leavenworth senior in journalism.

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NCAA denies tourney bid


by AlissA bAueR

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NCAA snubs Kansas


Caroline Smith silently walked out of Memorial Stadium on Monday with her head hung low, unwilling to talk about what had just occurred. The senior forward was followed by junior defender Holly Gault, who walked away in similar fashion. Eventually, the entire Kansas soccer team filed out of the room where it just learned the team was denied a third straight trip to the NCAA Soccer Tournament. Everyone was in shock. They deserved to be. The Jayhawks being left out of this years NCAA Tournament was a crime. Five teams from the Big 12 Conference got in, and Kansas was overlooked despite finishing the conference season in a four-way tie for second place. Logically, if five teams were to be selected from the Big 12, the top five teams would deserve bids. But the group in charge of selecting the 64-team field for this years NCAA Tournament was obviously more interested in other factors. Texas A&M, which won both the Big 12 regular season and conference tournament, received a four seed and the chance to play host to the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Colorado, Iowa State and Nebraska, the other second place teams in the Big 12, also received invitations. Thats fine. But Texas, which finished Big 12 play in sixth place and lost to Kansas head-to-head was somehow selected over Kansas. Making matters worse, Austin, Texas, was chosen as a host site for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Excuse me? Kansas gets left out of the tournament entirely, while Texas gets the ultimate advantage of playing postseason games at home. What part of that makes sense? Texas owns an impressive victory against Texas A&M, but that alone isnt enough to merit leapfrogging Kansas. Perhaps the NCAA Tournament selection committee wanted to take advantage of Texas Mike A. Myers Stadium & Soccer Field, which holds more than 20,000 people. Why else would third-seeded California be sent across the country to play there? The selection committee had three other head scratchers, sending second-seeded Florida State on the road to play rival Florida, fourthseeded Pepperdine across the country to play at Vanderbilt and top-seeded Portland to Nebraska. If this happened in the Mens NCAA Basketball Tournament, people wouldnt stand for it. Can you imagine the reaction if Kansas was overlooked in March after finishing second in the Big 12? It would be an ugly scene to say the least. Obviously, the soccer tournament has different rules and factors to consider, but putting together the best possible field should be the top priority. That didnt happen Monday. F Robinett is an Austin, Texas, senior in journalism. He is Kansan sports editor.

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KU soccer players, from left to right, Lacey Novak, Michelle Rasmussen and Afton Sauer react to not being named to this years NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks received the news Monday afternoon in the Lew Perkins suite at Memorial Stadium.

For a second, silence. Then emotions filled the room. The NCAA Tournament denied Kansas a bid into its 64-team tournament. A spot in the field would have been the fourth in five years for the Jayhawks (11-7-2, 6-4-1 Big 12), but instead the Kansas soccer teams season is finished. Its just a crappy way to go out, Kansas soccer coach Mark Francis said. I thought wed be in for sure. Im disappointed, especially for the seniors. Players were not available for comment. Kansas ended the regular season with a 6-3-1 Big 12 Conference record that tied the team for second place with Iowa State (11-6-3), Colorado (12-7-3) and Nebraska (13-7-1). Every other second place finisher made the cut. Even the Texas Longhorns (11-8-1), who finished the regular season with one more
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Defender wins weekly Big 12 award


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The Kansas defense was strong on Saturday in its victory against Nebraska, and one linemans efforts were rewarded. Senior defensive end Charlton Keith anchored the Kansas defense with a sack and eight tackles, including three for a loss. The performance earned Keith SBC Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors, the Conference announced Monday. I come out and play hard every play, Keith said. As a team, it was the best game weve played all year, and it was very satisfying. Kansas football coach Mark Mangino said that Keith came off the ball like a rocket against the Nebraska offensive line. He uses his hands better

than any defensive end that I have been around, and there are some of them that are playing in the NFL, Mangino said. The Jayhawks came into the game ranked second nationally in rush defense, behind only Oklahoma. After holding Nebraska to 21 yards rushing, and an Oklahoma bye week, Kansas is ranked first in the nation, holding opponents to an average of 64.1 yards rushing per game. Im very proud of our defense, Mangino said. They have played like the No. 1 defense against the rush in the nation this year. Mangino said that an ensemble, collective cast has fueled the defense this season. Everybody does their job well and knows their role that they are given in that defense, and performs it flawlessly, Mangino said. Were accustomed to seeing great play from our linebackers and great sacks

from our defensive linemen. Kansas produced its first defensive touchdown of the season on Saturday, when senior linebacker Kevin Kane scored on a 40-yard interception return. Its an exclamation point. We pride ourselves on defense, Kane said. One of our goals every week is to score on defense. Finally we got one. We just have to continue to do that. Kane nearly fell before reaching the end zone, but kept his balance for the final 10 yards of his run. Kane had a similar return last season against Tulsa, but fell just before reaching the goal line. That was one of the first thoughts that came to my head, that I wasnt going to get caught this time, Kane said. Brandon Perkins laid out a nice little block for me. Thank God he was there. Edited by Erick R. Schmidt

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Senior defensive end Charlton Keith tackles Nebraska junior quarterback Zac Taylor. Keith led the Kansas defense with eight tackles, including one sack and three tackles for a loss. Kansas beat Nebraska 40-15.

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Chris Hidalgo, Shawnee junior, performs a routine during the KU Capoeira Club practice. The club practices the Brazilian martial art on Wednesdays.

Slaves uprising against their masters, underground streetfighting, back flips and handstands. It sounds like an action movie, but its actually part of a martial art called capoeira. An art of extreme concentration, acute movements and skillful stunts, capoeira is becoming popular in modern culture. Created in Brazil by African slaves during the 1500s, the name capoeira means bad grass or weed in Portuguese. Capoeira is played by capoeiristas, in a circle called a roda. The roda is supposed to reflect the world and the people in it. The capoeiristas call their art a game, but when watched it looks like an acrobatic, yet smooth, dance. The fighting usually involves two people within the roda using kicks and various acrobatics to throw the opponent off guard hoping to land a hit. At Kansas, there is a thriving capoeira club. With 20 members, the club loves its art. Lawrence senior Christian Hidalgo has played for three years. For me, it is a lifestyle, not

just a sport or a dance, Hidalgo said. Hidalgo said other martial artists thought of capoeira as more of a dance. Capoeira is such a lifestyle that eventually capoeiristas take part in a batizado or baptism into the art. At these events the person involved in the batizado is often given an apelido, or capoeira nickname. Hidalgo became interested in capoeira in an unusual way. Originally, I was interested in break dancing, and I realized that it has many ties to capoeira, he said. Over time, two forms of capoeira have developed: regional and Angola. Regional capoeira is considered the more traditional form, while Angola capoeira has a more intense fighting style. Music is also crucial to capoeira. It dictates the type and speed of fighting that occurs in the roda. The art wasnt always as available to those interested, however. When the slaves of Brazil were freed, many were homeless and without jobs so they started to form roaming street gangs that fought with capoeira. This caused the Brazilian govern-

ment to prohibit the practice of capoeira in 1892. This certainly didnt stop people from playing capoeira, it simply just took the art to a more underground level. During the 1940s, the Brazilian government lifted the prohibition on capoeira, thus opening the door for the art to come to the United States in the 1960s. In recent years, capoeiras influence has been seen in movies, music and video games. In the popular Tekken video game series, characters Eddie Gordo and Christie Monteiro are capoeiristas. But capoeira isnt all about kicks and cartwheels. Within a roda group, it is important to have a sense of family, Hidalgo said. Its about all the different aspects: music, acrobatics, history and tradition. With the club at the University and other schools in the area, it is easy to get involved with the art. It is a lifestyle I adopted, Hidalgo said. Every class I go to and every roda Im in, I learn something new. Edited by Ty Beaver