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Sigma Alpha Epsilon
member found dead
BY ALEXANDRA GARRY
agarry@kansan.com
A 19-year-old KU student was
found dead at Sigma Alpha Ep-
silon, 1301 West Campus, Sun-
day afernoon. Police identifed
the student as Jason Christopher
Wren, Littleton, Colo., freshman
and member of the fraternity.
Lawrence police ofcers were
called to the house about 2:30 p.m.
afer members of the fraternity
found him unresponsive, Captain
Ray Urbanek said.
House residents noticed no one
in the house had seen Wren since
he went to sleep Saturday night
and went to check on him Sunday
afernoon, Urbanek said. Mem-
bers of the fraternity declined to
comment.
Urbanek said there was no indi-
cation of foul play and that the in-
vestigation as to the cause of death
would continue.
Jill Jess, associate director of
University Relations, said the Uni-
versity had made counselors avail-
able to Sigma Alpha Epsilon mem-
bers and others who knew Wren.
Edited by Sonya English
Ryan McGeeney/KANsAN
lawrence police were dispatched to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house Sunday afternoon after
fraternity members found 19-year-old Jason Christopher Wren, Littleton, Colo. freshman, dead in
the house. A police spokesperson said that there were no apparent signs of foul play at the scene.
state
Legislature approves
coal power plants
BY AMANDA THOMPSON
athompson@kansan.com
Te Kansas House and Senate
each passed bills last week that gave
a thumbs-up for Sunfower Electric
Power Corp. to build two new coal-
fred power plants near Holcomb
in western Kansas. Te Senate ap-
proved the bill 31-9, and the House
approved the bill 79-44.
Tomas Overly, Louisburg
graduate student and geography
major, said although he expected
the House and Senate to approve
the bill, which would allow for con-
struction of the coal plants, he was
disappointed by the decision.
Tere are other more sustain-
able forms of energy that we could
be investigating and harnessing,
Overly said. But were still catering
to special interests.
Te Senate passed its bill with a
veto-proof majority, but the House
didnt get the 84 votes it needed for
a two-thirds majority that would
have given it power to overturn a
possible veto from Gov. Kathleen
Sebelius.
I would guess that the governor
would probably have some pretty
good leverage this spring to veto
and then have the veto sustained,
Brooks said.
It was not the frst time the leg-
islature battled over the proposed
coal plants. In October 2007, sec-
retary of the Kansas Department
of Health and Environment Rod
Bremby refused to issue a permit
to Sunfower Electric Power Corp.
to build the coal plants because of
possible violations to the Air Qual-
ity Act.
Brooks said even if Sebelius ve-
toed the bill this time, supporters
of the coal plants would be per-
sistent in trying to get the project
approved in the future once she
lef Kansas for her new position as
head of the Department of Health
and Human Services.
In the Spring 2008 legislative
session the supporters really tried
three separate times to go over the
top of the governor. Tat shows a
pretty high level of commitment,
Brooks said. But the governor was
able to hold her supporters togeth-
er against it, which is also a pretty
high level of commitment.
Brooks said supporters of the
coal plants usually cited the need
HedgeHogging tHe limeligHt
Colbert could cover local issue
Ryan McGeeney/KANsAN
Judson King, 11, appeared before the Lawrence City Council Dec. 2, 2008, and successfully persuaded the council to reverse a city ordinance
banning the sale of hedgehogs. After King and his African Pigme hedgehog, Little Luke, attracted national media attention, Kings family was
contacted by representatives of Comedy Centrals Colbert Report.A producer of his show, is expected to travel to Lawrence to interviewmayor
Mike Dever and others on March 11.
11-year-old behind Lawrence hedgehog law attracts Colbert Report
BY MIKE BONTRAGER
mbontrager@kansan.com
A producer from Te Colbert
Report will be in town to talk with
Mayor Mike Dever and Judson
King, the 11-year-old pioneer for
hedgehog ownership, which was le-
galized in December in Lawrence.
Dever said a producer would be
talking to him March 11. He said
he hoped the city would receive a
Colbert Bump, a term Colbert
coined for the boost in popularity
that subjects featured on his show
ofen received, if the producer de-
cided to report the story.
Te angle of the story is un-
known, but the topic will be Kings
successful campaign.
King spent three years research-
ing hedgehogs and the law that
made them illegal.
It was one year of absolute,
Why did they do that? King said.
His frst year of researching the
law made him angry, but then he
began to work with his mom, who
is a lawyer, in constructing an argu-
ment in favor of hedgehog owner-
ship.
King said he hated the law, but
his hate was never directed at the
city. He said it would be impossible
to hate Lawrence; he just wanted to
have his own hedgehog.
I was just mad at the law, King
said. I had done so much research
that proves that there is no reason
he (a hedgehog) should be banned
from our beautiful city.
He said the law was based on the
misconception that domesticated
hedgehogs, which are considered
exotic animals, carried foot and
mouth disease.
King sent a letter to the city
about changing the law in January
2008 and the law changed on Dec.
30.
King said that a law concerning
chickens and livestock was under
review and slowed progress on his
hedgehog project.
It would have been a lot sooner,
pHilantHropy
Parade Committee raises money for local charities
BY MICHELLE SPREHE
msprehe@kansan.com
Sunday night was the
Lawrence St. Patricks Day
Queen Coronation where
Taylor King, Oskaloosa junior,
competed against six other
women and was announced the
2009 queen.
This has been absolutely
amazing, King said during her
acceptance speech. Im so glad
to be a part of it.
The coronation was just one
of the fundraising events for the
Parade Committee, which has
earned about $50,000 so far to
give to four local charities, Roger
Browning, public relations chair-
man for the Parade Committee,
said. The committee started col-
lecting donations mid-February.
When the committee first
formed 22 years ago, $800 was
donated to the March of Dimes.
By the parades third year, rather
than donating leftover money
to local charities, the commit-
tee decided to make donating to
Rachael Gray/KANsAN
Taylor King was named the 2009 St. Patricks Day Queen on Sunday night. The coronation was
just one event that the Parade Committee held to raise money for four Lawrence charities.

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international
1. China steps up security,
cuts of internet in Tibet
DAOFU, China Beijing is
mounting a show of force in
Tibetan areas to prevent a repeat
of uprisings against Chinese rule.
A volatile period begins Tues-
day, the 50th anniversary of a
failed revolt that sent the Tibetan
leader, the Dalai Lama, into exile.
A year ago, Tibetans erupted in
protest. Today, checkpoints and
garrisons seem as numerous as
the monasteries and shrines that
dot the slopes and pastures of
western China bordering Tibet.
What is happening in Tibetan
areas has become increasingly
difcult to verify. Internet and
mobile phone text-messaging
services have been suspended
for the past two weeks or so in
Aba and Ganzi, two areas where
protests broke out last year.
2. Sudans president may
kick out more aid groups
EL FASHER, Sudan Sudans
president threatened to kick
out more aid groups and expel
diplomats and peacekeepers
on Sunday during his frst trip
to Darfur after an international
court issued an arrest warrant
against him for war crimes there.
Sudan has already expelled 13
of the largest aid groups operat-
ing in Darfur as part of its defant
response to the International
Criminal Courts decision last
week to indict him.
Al-Bashir was greeted by
thousands of cheering support-
ers in the North Darfur capital of
El Fasher.
3. Iran can make atomic
weapons, Israel says
JERUSALEM Iran is now
capable of producing atomic
weapons, Israels top military
intelligence ofcer said Sunday,
sounding the highest-level
warning that Iran has achieved
independent nuclear capability.
At a Cabinet meeting, the chief
of military intelligence, Maj. Gen.
Amos Yadlin, did not say Iran
already has an atomic bomb,
participants said. However, he
said, Iran has the expertise and
materials needed for one.
national
4. Liquor store clerks to get
training to be friendlier
HARRISBURG, Pa. Pennsyl-
vania liquor store clerks need to
be more bubbly when theyre
selling Champagne.
The states Liquor Control
Board is spending more than
$173,000 to try to make workers
friendlier and more well-man-
nered at the nearly 650 stores it
operates. The board says it wants
to make sure clerks are saying
hello,thank you and come
again to customers shopping for
wine and spirits.
5. Man shoots, kills pastor
during a church service
MARYVILLE, Ill. Illinois state
police said a man shot a pastor
to death and injured others at
a church during a service in the
community of Maryville.
Illinois Master Trooper Ralph
Timmins said the man walked
down the aisle during the early
Sunday service at First Baptist
Church in Maryville.
He said the man exchanged
words with pastor Fred Winters
and then pulled out a .45-caliber
handgun.
Timmins said the man fatally
shot Winters once before the gun
jammed, then pulled out a knife
and wounded himself.
6. Man leaves his fortune
to college he ate at daily
COSTA MESA, Calif. Bruce
Lindsay left behind a tip ofcials
at Vanguard University wont
soon forget.
Lindsay, who passed away last
month at 79, bequeathed his
estate to the small Christian uni-
versity in Orange County where
he ate daily at the cafeteria for
decades. The donation, estimat-
ed to be at least several million
dollars, will likely help the school
that is saddled with $42 million
in debt.
Known as the campus
grandpa by students, Lindsay
amassed his fortune by buying
up cut-rate oil leases and fipping
beachfront homes. Lindsay ate all
of his meals on campus.
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What do you think?
How do you deal with mood swings
in Kansas weather?
SAM PATRICk
Wichita junior
Just have to be ready for any-
thing; always have a coat ready.
Layer. I step outside before going
to class.
MADDIE ESTRADA
Overland Park freshman
I bring a lot of diferent clothes
and plan accordingly. I love it;
Iove snow and warm weather, so I
guess Im happy.
SUMMER MULFORD
Lawrence junior
Having grown up here, it
makes it easier. Just trying to
guess is the hard part. I just keep a
jacket ready.
ALAN PFORTMILLER
Olathe senior
I look at the weather in the
morning. Ive lived here all my life,
so Im used to it.
BY Dana MereDitH
dmeredith@kansan.com
oDD news
Authorities arrest inmate
sneaking back into jail
WOODBINE, Ga. Authorities
said they arrested an escaped jail
inmate trying to sneak back into
the lockup with cigarettes alleg-
edly stolen from a nearby store.
Sherif Tommy Gregory said
Saturday that 25-year-old Harry
Jackson had opened a door to
the exercise yard and climbed the
outer fence.
Deputies found a jail door
unlocked early Saturday and
were looking for the inmate.
They spotted Jackson trying to
come back in and found 14 packs
of cigarettes they believe were
stolen from a convenience store
about a block away.
Jackson faces new charges of
breaking out of jail and burglary.
He was already in jail in Camden
County in far southeast Georgia
for charges including possession
of a controlled substance and
violating probation.
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news 3A Monday, March 9, 2009
BY DAVID UGARTE
dugarte@kansan.com
As a part of the Hiroshima
Nagasaki 101 exhibit campaign,
the Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Exhibit opened Sunday at the
Nunemaker Center. The exhibit
includes posters showing pictures,
charts and information about
the bombings of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki as well as a documentary
about the bombings, victims and
survivors.
Katherine Logan, administra-
tion associate for the University of
Kansas, served as the group leader
for the Peace with Justice team,
which set up the exhibit. Logan
said the exhibit would focus on
the bombings, the personal human
tragedy and more generally about
nuclear proliferation.
The exhibit would make people
think about the real impact of
nuclear weapons and why they are
not a good idea, Logan said.
I think its a good opportunity
to bring people together who are
interested in peace and nuclear
proliferation to
talk about it,
Logan said. I am
very happy to be
working on it.
Attendees of the
exhibit can make
paper cranes,
using instructions
provided. Logan
said she hoped to
collect 1000 paper cranes for the
exhibit. Near the Hiroshima Peace
Memorial Museum in Japan, 10
million paper cranes are donated
each year to The Childrens Peace
Monument that stands in Peace
Park.
Nobuyuki Tsuchiya, Fukui
Prefecture, Japan, graduate stu-
dent, helped set up and organize
the exhibit and assisted in trans-
lating for the Japanese speakers.
Tsuchiya said the event was meant
to teach a historical lesson and
to help remind
students of the
results of using
atomic bombs so
they would never
be used again.
The wars and
battles in the
world never van-
ish, Tsuchiya
said.
E c u me n i c a l
Christian Ministries and the KU
Honors Program student council
are hosting the event,
with support from
the Hiroshima Peace
Memorial Museum
in Japan.
Lauren Tullis, Carl
Junction, Mo., junior,
is involved in the
ECM and said she
came to the open-
ing of the exhibit to
support it.
I think that its really pow-
erful, Tullis said. I wish more
people would see it. I think it
could have a very big impact on
people.
For the first day of the exhibit,
Sachiko Masuoka, a survivor of
the bombing in Hiroshima, spoke
at the exhibit. Accompanying
Masuoka was Yuki Miyamoto,
an assistant professor of religious
studies at DePaul University and
daughter of an atom-
ic bomb survivor.
My goal would be
for us to think about
this issue more seri-
ously. It is very rel-
evant to our lives, yet
it has not been treat-
ed so, Miyamoto
said. Ms. Masuoka
would like to say the
abolishment of war
in general; the citys goal would be
the abolishment of nuclear weap-
onry.
Miyamoto helps translate for
Masuoka whenever they speak at
exhibits. Miyamoto said together
they had spoken at several exhib-
its since the summer of 2007.
I believe in us creating our
own future, Miyamoto said. And
the youth in the United States is
my hope.
Miyamoto said she felt fortu-
nate to get to know Masuoka and
touring with her was an inspiring
and humbling experience.
It is amazing to see her will-
ingness to talk about her experi-
ences, though she is very humble,
Miyamoto said.
Edited by Sam Speer
culture
Hiroshima Exhibit shines light on nuclear proliferation
hiroshima nagasaki 101 exhibit campaign
What: The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Exhibit
When: March 8 to 15
Where: The Nunemaker Center, 1506 Engel Rd., is open 4 to
10 p.m. Sundays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and is closed on Saturdays. From March 29
to April 29 the exhibit will be in the Lawrence Public Library.
Exhibit will teach about bombings, personal human tragedy
Jerry Wang/KANSAN
Takashi Kinoshita, Japanese exchange student (middle), teaches Hilary Ferguson, Lawrence freshman, and Kevin Fincher, Birmingham, Ala.,
junior, howto make a paper crane. The paper cranes will be donated to Hiroshima.
Jerry Wang/KANSAN
Sachiko Masuoka, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, speaks to an audience at the Nunemaker Center Sunday afternoon about her
experience. Masuoka was accompanied by Yuki Miyamoto, an assistant professor at DePaul University and the daughter of an atomic bomb survivor.
politics
100th senator still unknown
BY BRIAN BAKST
Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. What lasts
longer than a Minnesota winter?
The struggle to choose the nations
100th senator.
More than four months after
Election Day, Minnesota voters are
only marginally closer to know-
ing whether Democrat Al Franken
or Republican Norm Coleman will
represent them in Washington.
The stakes go beyond Minnesota:
Franken would put Democrats in
position to muscle their agenda
through with barely any Republican
help, and he could
be a difference-
maker on the fed-
eral budget and a
proposal giving
labor unions a leg
up on management
when organizing.
The statewide
recount ended two
months ago, with
Franken ahead by
225 votes out of 2.9 million cast.
Coleman had held a similar sized
lead heading into the recount. The
campaigns are now arguing in a
special court whether the latest
tally is accurate.
Coleman, whose term expired
Jan. 3, argues that absentee voters
were treated differently based on
where they lived and that officials
made mistakes that gave some peo-
ple two votes. Until those and other
irregularities are accounted for, his
lawyers say, its impossible for the
public to have faith in the result.
Frankens lawyers counter that
the election was as precise as
humanly possible. Six weeks into
the trial, they say Coleman has
failed to prove to a three-judge
panel that there were enough errors
to reverse the outcome.
The trial has delved into voter
penmanship, quirks of registration
law and other election intricacies,
often putting a harsh light on a
state with a national reputation for
well-run elections.
Joe Mansky, who oversees voting
in Ramsey County, said elections
just cant be calibrated for a race
this close. The margin between
Franken and Coleman is seven
one-thousandths of a percent, clos-
er than any other Senate election
in history.
I would readily concede that
our system is not perfect, but it
stands up favorably to other activi-
ties, Mansky said. The attorneys
are not in court to
tell people what a
great job were doing.
Theyre here to high-
light the problems.
Coleman appears
in court a few times
a week, jotting notes
during testimony
and conferring with
his attorneys.
Franken steers
clear of the courtroom. Aides say
he is boning up on matters before
Congress and sketching out a
staff so he can jump right in if he
prevails. He unsuccessfully asked
the states Supreme Court for an
election certificate enabling him
to take office before the lawsuit
reaches its end.
Franken, a former Saturday
Night Live comic, wonders wheth-
er Republicans will push Coleman
to keep the race tied up in court.
They dont want this extra vote,
Franken said. Theyre willing to
let Minnesota have one senator in
order to delay my getting there.
Coleman acknowledges the
Senate makeup heightens interest
on the outcome, acknowledging a
Franken win would put Democrats
one vote away from being filibus-
ter-proof, one vote away from hav-
ing a lock on the House, the Senate
and the presidency.
Coleman said hes focused on
making his case in trial, and he
wont get into what lies ahead if he
doesnt succeed.
Im not in this to prolong it.
Im in it to make sure we get a fair
count that people are enfran-
chised, their votes are counted fair-
ly and no vote counted more than
once, Coleman said.
Last week, Coleman and his law-
yers floated the notion of setting
aside last falls election if the judges
cant settle it with confidence. It
would take a change in Minnesota
law for a new election.
We all want resolution,
Coleman said. We want to get it
right. Im a patient person.
Franken thinks the end is near.
I think Ill be seated before the
summer solstice, he said.
Al Franken and Norm Coleman battle for Minnesota representation
Theyre willing to
let Minnesota have
one senator in order
to delay my getting
there.
AL FRANkEN
Democratic candidate
The wars and battles
in the world never
vanish.
Nobuyuki TSuCHiyA
Graduate student
I wish more people
would see it. I think it
could have a very big
impact on people.
LAuREN TuLLiS
Carl Junction, Mo.,
junior
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Red Lyon Tavern
A touch of Irish in
downtown Lawrence
944 Mass. 832-8228
King said. but there was another
priority.
Bethony Blackmon, 2008 gradu-
ate, has owned three pet hedgehogs
since she was 10 years old.
Blackmon lived with her hedge-
hog, Sunshine, in GSP-Corbin Hall
and Jayhawker Towers during her
time at the University even though
they were illegal in Lawrence.
Shes so quiet; shes just in a glass
aquarium, Blackmon said. Its not
like shes going to wake anyone up
or do anything bad. No one ever
noticed.
Blackmon said hedgehogs were
easy to care for and cheap to feed,
but can cost more than $100 to pur-
chase.
Shes quiet and she doesnt like
make a mess or anything, Black-
mon said. I buy a big bag of kitten
chow and it lasts forever. I have to
buy her food like once a year.
Both Blackmon and King feed
their hedgehogs cat food as well as
some of their own food.
She loves Cheetos, Blackmon
said.
Blackmon said she was glad King
took the time to legalize hedge-
hogs.
I think its really great, Black-
mon said. I bet it took him a lot
of work.
King said he had learned from
his experience changing the law.
Lots of kids are very impatient
and Ill say Im one of those kids,
King said. One of the things I
learned is its not going to be very
fast. You have to wait for them.
Teyre running a big city.
King said he also learned that by
presenting the commission with
well-researched information in fa-
vor of a cause, the laws are change-
able.
Edited by Sonya English
hedgehog
(continued from 1A)
charities its main focus.
Since starting, weve donated
$479,000 to various charities in
Douglas county, Browning said.
As a queen candidate, King
spent the last two months going
to committee meetings, getting
ready for an auction and collect-
ing donations from about 50 local
businesses. King said she estimat-
ed she had spent about 20 hours a
week working with the committee,
preparing for and attending differ-
ent events.
Ive never raised money for
children before, King said. Its
really rewarding to have that expe-
rience.
The auction, a 5k run and dart
tournament have raised thou-
sands of dollars for the Parade
Committee so far.
With the economy like it is
now, Im pretty surprised with
how many people were still will-
ing to donate, King said.
The charities chosen this year
were the Lawrence High School
Positive Support, GaDuGi,
Lawrence Parents as Teachers and
the New York Elementary Boys
and Girls Club. The charities will
receive $1,000; $5,500; $20,000
and $20,000, respectively.
GaDuGi is a 24-hour safe center
for adult and child sexual vio-
lence victims to receive support
services.
Sara Russell, executive director
of the organization, said the money
the center would receive would go
toward purchasing equipment for
a child-friendly interview room
in the Douglas County Sheriff s
Department.
There will be toys and an easel
for them to draw pictures if they
need to show what happened and
some anatomically correct dolls
to show what happened, Russell
said.
GaDuGi, a Student Senate fund-
ed organization, was one of about
30 charities that applied to receive
money from the St. Patricks Day
funds, and one of the four that
was chosen.
It was a complete delight
because this is a needed service for
our children, Russell said. To be
able to have a group of people that
say, We believe in the work you
do and that kids are important,
thats always profound for us.
The last event before the
parade is the Luck of the Irish
Poker Run on Saturday March
14. Participants will ride motor-
cycles to designated locations in
Lawrence, Topeka, Oskaloosa,
Toganoxie and back to Lawrence.
At each stop, riders will collect
one playing card and whoever has
the best poker hand at the end of
the ride wins half of the money
donated from entry fees.
Edited by Sam Speer
st. Pattys
(continued from 1A)
to jump-start the western Kansas
economy and creating jobs as pri-
mary reasons for wanting to build.
I suspect that supporters of the
plants would say they want to make
Kansas self-sufcient in electronic
energy and to sell energy and use
the revenue in Kansas, Brooks
said.
Overly said he didnt think the
economy was a good reason to pur-
sue the coal plants.
Investigating and pursuing al-
ternative forms of energy will also
create jobs and help the economy,
Overly said. You can create new
jobs with a prison, but that doesnt
mean it will improve the commu-
nitys well-being.
Brooks said although the ball was
now in Sebeliuss court, it could be
a while before a fnal decision was
reached.
Its pretty early in the legisla-
tive process, Brooks said. Tere
are still a lot of cards to play in this
game.
Edited by Grant Treaster
coal
(continued from 1A)
Politics
NY mayor campaigning in Spanish
By SARA KUGLER
Associated Press
NEW YORK For a long
time, it was hard to get Mayor
Michael Bloomberg to say more
than a few words in Spanish.
Today, as his bid for a third term
as mayor gets off the ground, he
cant seem to stop.
The billionaire businessman
has been studying Spanish since
his first run for mayor, and he
had mostly limited his public
utterances to a few phrases and
greetings here and there.
But now, with more and
more Latino voters in New York
City, along with higher-rated
Spanish-language news broad-
casts, Bloomberg is looking for
more ways to be heard despite his
inelegant accent and clumsy verb
conjugations.
He now concludes every news
conference by summing up the
main points and taking some
questions in Spanish, and at two
recent events a snowstorm
briefing and womens luncheon
he answered reporters ques-
tions in Spanish without any
help.
The responses were sometimes
filled with awkward phrases like
the streets have cleaned and it
was a lot of windy, but hes will-
ing to try.
At the beginning of 2007,
about 676,000 of the citys 3.8
million registered voters were
Latino. Now, that number has
grown to more than 860,000 out
of the total of more than 4.2 mil-
lion, according to Voter Contact
Services, which processes voter
files.
However, campaign strategists
say there is no such thing as
one Latino voting bloc in New
York City, with its large numbers
of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans,
Ecuadorans, Colombians and
Mexicans, along with many
smaller communities.
Bloomberg isnt the only one
working on a bilingual cam-
paign.
The two leading Democratic
mayoral hopefuls, Comptroller
William Thompson Jr. and Rep.
Anthony Weiner, both speak
conversational Spanish occasion-
ally at public events and with
Spanish-language media, and
have taken lessons to keep up
their skills.
assocIated PRess
Newyork Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses his initiative to support the citys
fnancial services sector and encourage entrepreneurship at a news conference in lower
Manhattan, in NewYork, on Feb. 18.
cAmpUS
Most ancient fossilized
brain at KU museum
Researchers in Grenoble,
France recently identifed the
worlds most ancient fossilized
brain, which came from a collec-
tion in the University of Kansas
Natural History Museum.
The fossilized brain is from an
extinct species of fsh.
Larry Martin, professor of ecol-
ogy and evolutionary biology and
the museums curator, said the
fsh were usually about one foot
long. The brain was analyzed by
researchers in France using a par-
ticle accelerator, similar to a high-
resolution CAT scan. Researchers
determined the fossil was about
300 million years old. The fndings
of the research were published
last week in the Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sci-
ences.
Martin said fossilization usually
occurred when a large fsh would
eat a smaller fsh, and regurgi-
tated body parts like the brain.
Phosphates then surrounded
the body part, creating a type of
nucleus that preserved the fossil.
The Natural History Museum
has several hundred similar fsh
specimens. Martin said the fos-
silized specimens were about
the size of walnuts, and had to
be opened in order to reveal the
fossils.
Its really much like collecting
and cracking nuts, Martin said.
The fossilized fsh were found
around the Vinland and Bald-
win City area in the 1920s and
1930s, and had been stored at
the museum until being loaned
out to the French researchers.
Martin said much of the Midwest,
including the Lawrence area, was
covered by ocean.
These fossils can give us infor-
mation about these animals, that
no one else can get anywhere
else, Martin said.
Kevin Hardy
cRimE
two men stabbed in
Burger King parking lot
Two men were hospitalized
for stab wounds after a fght
that ended in the parking lot of
Burger King, 1301 W. 23rd.
Sgt. Mark Warren said several
men in two cars got involved in a
road-rage-like altercation after
the cars both left Club Axis, 821
Iowa St.
One man got out of his car
outside Burger King and at-
tacked another in the second car,
stabbing him multiple times in
the back. That man was taken to
Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
During the altercation, one
man was inadvertently stabbed
in the arm, Warren said. That
laceration was severe enough
that medical ofcials had him
transported by helicopter to a
Kansas City-area hospital.
Sgt. Warren said he was
doubtful any of the individuals
involved were KU students.
Police say victim knew
man arrested for rape
Ofcers arrested a 26-year-
old man on suspicion of rape
and aggravated burglary in the
2300 block of W. 26th Street. The
suspect allegedly forced his way
into the victims apartment and
then sexually assaulted her.
The suspect fed the scene
after ofcers were called, but
was later apprehended. The vic-
tim and the suspect knew each
other, Warren said.
lawrence man arrested
after dangerous chase
Police arrested a Lawrence res-
ident Friday night after leading
ofcers on a high-speed pursuit.
The man, whose name has
not yet been released, was frst
seen driving recklessly in the 700
block of Kentucky Street at 12:42
a.m., Warren said. The man was
driving a silver GMC pickup.
The chase continued around
the city as the driver committed
multiple trafc violations, includ-
ing hitting a fence near Seventh
and Walnut streets, Warren said.
Ofcers decided not to contin-
ue the chase because the suspect
was driving so fast that it was just
too dangerous,Warren said.
The suspect was arrested on
charges for numerous trafc vio-
lations and for driving under the
infuence of alcohol, Warren said.
Alexandra Garry
LAwREncE
Friday the 13th tour
explores haunted sites
On Friday, March 13, Ghost
Tours of Kansas will guide peo-
ple 12 years and older through
the most haunted sites in
Lawrence. The tour will include
stops at the Eldridge Hotel, the
brothel house on Rhode Island
Street, Sigma Nu fraternity
house, the pioneer cemetery
and the Massachusetts Avenue
hanging bridge.
The tours are held at least
once a month, but Beth Cooper,
co-owner of Ghost Tours of
Kansas, said this months tour
would be special, as it would be
the second Friday the 13th in
two months. To commemorate
the date, Ghost Tours of Kansas
will also give tours in Holton,
Topeka and Kansas City, Kan.,
on the same night.
Cooper said Lawrence haunt-
ings were unique because many
of the ghosts in the city were a
result of the Civil War.
The tour is good entertain-
ment, but students will learn
about the history of Lawrence
and it will give them a better
understanding about the com-
munity, Cooper said.
The tour departs at 8 p.m. from
The Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mas-
sachusetts St. Tickets are $17.50
and can be purchased online
at www.ghosttourkansas.com.
Cooper encouraged all those in-
terested to buy their tickets early,
as the event would likely sell out
in advance. For more informa-
tion, call 785-383-2925.
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By DEB RIECHMANN
Associated Press
WASHINGTON Factory
jobs disappeared. Inflation soared.
Unemployment climbed to alarm-
ing levels. The hungry lined up at
soup kitchens.
It wasnt the Great Depression. It
was the 1981-82 recession, widely
considered Americas worst since
the depression.
That painful time during Ronald
Reagans presidency is a grim
marker of how bad things can get.
Yet the current recession could
slice deeper into the U.S. economy.
If it lasts into April as it
almost surely will this one will
go on record as the longest in
the postwar era. The 1981-82 and
1973-75 recessions each lasted 16
months.
Unemployment hasnt reached
1982 levels and the gross domestic
product hasnt fallen quite as far.
But the hurt from this recession is
spread more widely and uncertain-
ty about the countrys economic
health is worse today than it was
in 1982.
Back then, if
someone asked if the
nation was about to
experience some-
thing as bad as the
Great Depression,
the answer was,
Quite clearly,
No, said Murray
Weidenbaum, chair-
man of the Council of
Economic Advisers
in the Reagan White House.
You dont have that certainty
today, he said. Its not only that
the downturn is sharp and wide-
spread, but a lot of people worry
that its going to be a long-lasting,
substantial downturn.
For months, headlines have
compared this recession with the
one that began in July 1981 and
ended in November 1982.
In January, reports showed
207,000 manufacturing jobs van-
ished in the largest one-month
drop since October 1982.
Major automakers U.S. sales
extended their deep slump in
February, putting the industry on
track for its worst sales month in
more than 27 years.
Struggling homebuilders have
just completed the worst year for
new home sales since 1982.
I think most people think it is
worse than 1982, said John Steele
Gordon, a financial historian. I
dont think many people think it
will be 1932 again. Let us pray. But
its probably going to be the worst
postwar recession, certainly.
The 1982 downturn was driven
primarily by the desire to rid the
economy of inflation. To battle a
decade-long bout of high inflation,
then-Federal Reserve Chairman
Paul Volcker, now an economic
adviser to President Barack Obama,
pushed interest rates up to levels
not seen since the Civil War. The
approach tamed inflation, but not
without suffering.
Hardest hit was the industrial
Midwest; the Pacific Northwest,
where the logging industry lagged
from construction declines; and
some states in the South, where the
recession hit late.
F r u s t r a t e d
workers fled to
the Sunbelt to
find work. In
Michigan, which
led the nation
in jobless work-
ers, newspapers
offered idled auto
workers free job
wanted ads in
the classified section. Mortgages
carried double-digit interest rates.
When the 1982 recession ended,
the national jobless rate had hit
10.8 percent.
When the government report-
ed a 10.1 percent jobless rate for
September 1982, organized labor
rallied across the street from the
White House. The U.S. Chamber
of Commerce called it a national
tragedy and blamed Democrats.
Democrats called it a national trag-
edy and blamed Reagan.
Even months after the reces-
sion officially ended, Reagan was
greeted in Pittsburgh by signs that
said: We want jobs, Mr. Hoover
and Reagan says his economic
program is working are you?
President Herbert Hoovers term is
forever linked in history with the
Great Depression.
Those not as badly hurt have
fuzzy memories of the 1981-82
recession.
Not Jim OConnor of Pekin, Ill.,
who was president of
United Auto Workers
Local 974 when
Caterpillar Tractor
Co. was laying off
workers in Peoria in
the 1980s.
Maybe time has
soothed the sting
OConnor felt, but
he contends the eco-
nomic problems fac-
ing workers today are
worse than during the recession he
survived nearly three decades ago.
The days of walking out of one
factory and walking into anoth-
er one down the street are over,
OConnor said. He retired from
Caterpillar in 2001 but thinks he
might find a part-time job to help
pay his health insurance.
When I hired in at Caterpillar
in 1968, we had numerous facto-
ries here. Almost all of that has
left the country or moved South.
The unions dont have any leverage
anymore at the bargaining table. So
these young people (today) arent
only out of work, you know. They
werent making a living wage when
they lost their job, he said.
Like Reagan did then, Obama is
dishing up hope. Trouble is, peo-
ple cant visualize any reward they
might get from making it through
this recession, said William
Niskanen, an economic adviser to
Reagan.
Falling housing and stock pric-
es have undermined household
wealth. People are worried about
losing their jobs, their homes and
their retirement savings all at a
time when health care is weighing
down income.
In the 1980s, it was clear to
people that the inflation rate was
going to come way down and it
did, Niskanen said. There was a
sense that we were going through
a tough time for a while as a price
of getting inflation down and that
things would come back up. Today,
they cant see any gain from whats
going on.
Consumer confidence is in free
fall. Banks are in peril. The overall
economy, as measured by the GDP,
shrank at a 6.2
percent annual
rate in final three
months of last
year, the worst
drop since the
first quarter of
1982. The unem-
ployment rate,
at 8.1 percent in
February, hasnt
reached the 10.8
percent reported
in November 1982, but the reces-
sion is not over.
Its not only blue-collar work-
ers who are feeling the great-
est anguish. Americans who are
trapped in houses worth less than
their mortgages are suffering. So,
too, are people whose personal
wealth is tied to the stock market.
Personal wealth is dwindling in the
U.S., and the effects of the financial
meltdown have been felt around
the world.
This recession is broader, deep-
er and more complicated than vir-
tually anything we have ever seen,
Wachovia Corp. economist Mark
Vitner said. The whole evolu-
tion of the credit markets resulted
in all sorts of complex financial
instruments that are difficult to
unwind. Its like trying to unscram-
ble scrambled eggs. It just cant be
done that easily. I dont know if it
can be done at all.
He said he sees fear in the eyes
of his clients.
Ive had people come up and
hug me after a presentation, which
is unusual, he said. I havent told
them anything about how its going
to be better, but they just feel better
having a better understanding of
whats happening.
Economy
Current recession could be worst since Great Depression
I dont think many
people think it will
be 1932 again. Let us
pray.
John Steele
Financial historian
The days of walking
out of one factory and
walking into another
one down the street
are over.
Jim oConnor
Former president, United
Auto Workers local 947
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Barry Rosenberg of NewYork, fromleft, John Fromholtz of NewJersey, and Dale
Turnage, of Vacaville, Calif., stand in line at a job fair outside the Radisson Martinique On
Broadway Hotel on Feb. 18 as they and hundreds of others wait to enter the building.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
On April 6, 1983, some of an anticipated group of 10,000 unemployed wait in the steady
rain for President Ronald Reagan to arrive at his hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa., as he visits the city to
speak at the National Conference on the DislocatedWorker.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Wagner Unemployment Bill on June 6, 1933, at the
White House inWashington. Standing, fromleft, are: Rep. Theodore A. Peyser, D-N.Y.; Secretary of
Labor Frances Perkins; and Sen. Robert Wagner, D-N.Y.
DO YOU HAVE
THE WINNING
FORMULA?
HE NIVERSITY AILY ANSAN
T U D K
entertainment 6a monday, march 9, 2009
10 is the easiest day, 0 the
most challenging.
Aries (March21-April 19)
Today is a 7
Postpone big decisions and
heartfelt declarations for a
while longer. Youre still in the
information-gathering phase. To
know what you can get, fgure
out what other people want.
TAurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
If youre running into a lot of
resistance, put that project on
hold. Give yourself a couple of
days to regain objectivity. Youre
so close to the problem, you
cant see whats going on.
GeMini (May 21-June 21)
Today is a 7
The controversy rages. Listen
and maintain objectivity. When
you do choose a side, have the
facts to back up your argument.
Know what youre talking about.
CAnCer (June 22-July 22)
Today is a 7
Tell the pushy salespeople that
youll get back to them. Read all
the fne print in the contracts
youre asked to sign. Better yet,
dont sign a thing until Thursday
or Friday.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 7
Act like you know what youre
doing, even if youre not entirely
sure. Your cool, confdent facade
does a lot to sway opinions.
Keep the people calm and
theyre more likely to follow
along.
VirGo (Aug. 23-sept. 22)
Today is a 7
The plan isnt working as well as
youd hoped. Youre encounter-
ing resistance. Nobody wants
to compromise, leaving you in
a difcult spot. This may take a
while, so chill.
LibrA (sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is a 7
Be careful; tempers are short.
Jealousy could also be a factor.
Its best not to firt. You dont
want to start an argument
between two people you love.
Dont even try to explain.
sCorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is a 7
The person whos shouting the
loudest isnt necessarily right.
The opposite is more likely true,
from your point of view. Be
patient with a person who tends
to be a whiner.
sAGiTTArius(nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 6
Listen to both sides of the de-
bate, presented by people who
feel passionately about their
point of view. These folks are
more interesting than the ones
who wont pick a side to defend.
CApriCorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 7
Paying of old debts is about to
get more difcult. You may have
to update your skills to get the
jobs that pay the best. Start by
fguring out what that will be six
months from now.
AquArius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
Ignore a person who seems to
be trying to get you all riled up.
If you dont agree, just leave it
at that. Dont try to work it out.
Postpone the entire discussion
until a more favorable time.
pisCes (Feb. 19-March20)
Today is a 6
Watch out for breakage,
changes in plans and random
urgencies. Dont let somebody
elses problem give you a heart
attack. Tell them youll be glad
to help, if youre treated well. If
not, dont.
HorosCopes
CHARLIE HOOGNER
CHiCken sTrip
skeTCHbook
WorkinG TiTLe
DREWSTEARNS
WriTers bLoCk pArTY
SARA MAC
JASON HAFLICH
celebrity
Spears kicks of new tour
by visiting sick children
MIAMI Just hours before tak-
ing the stage, pop singer Britney
Spears made a surprise visit to a
group of sick children at Miami
Childrens Hospital.
The 27-year-old Spears posed
for photos with the children
on Saturday.
Shes also donating
$100,000 to the Big Apple
Circus Clown Care program,
which brings clowns to young
hospital patients.
Spears played in Miami as
part of her Circus tour.
Associated Press
MoVies
Watchmenclaims top spot in
box ofces with $55.7 million
by DerriK J. lANG
Associated Press
LOS ANGELES Watchmen
clocked in with $55.7 million in
ticket sales to claim the top spot
at the box office, making director
Zack Snyders comic book adap-
tation about a team of twisted
superheros the biggest opening of
2009 so far.
Still, it was not quite as big as
the $70 million take of Snyders
300 in 2007.
Dan Fellman, head of distri-
bution for Watchmen studio
Warner Bros., said it was unfair to
compare the two films.
Theyre two different movies,
Fellman said. This is a movie that
runs two hours and 45 minutes.
That really only leaves the exhibi-
tor with one showing a night.
Fans of the subversive comic
book series by writer Alan Moore
and illustrator Dave Gibbons wait-
ed years for Snyders big-screen ver-
sion. The anticipation was compli-
cated last year when Warner Bros.
and 20th Century Fox fought over
who owned rights to the $125 mil-
lion film. The studios settled in
January, keeping the March 6 open-
ing intact.
Many Watchmen enthusiasts
raced to IMAX theaters to see the
exploits of Dr. Manhattan and com-
pany on the bigger screens. Greg
Foster, chairman and president of
IMAX Filmed Entertainment, said
the movie sold out on all 124 IMAX
screens it was playing on during the
weekend and was the second largest
opening in company history behind
another superhero film, 2008s The
Dark Knight.
crime
Coolio arrested on suspi-
cion of drug possession in
L.A.
LOS ANGELES Authorities say
rapper Coolio has been released
on bail after being arrested on
suspicion of drug possession.
He was arrested and booked on
felony narcotics possession after
being stopped at Los Angeles
International Airport on Friday
morning.
The 45-year-old Coolio, whose
real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was
released after posting $10,000 bail.
coNcert
Refreshed Phish reunites
after fve years to perform
HAMPTON, Va. Phish caught
another keeper at the Hampton
Coliseum, blasting a fve-year
breakup into the past with a crisp,
focused show that proved the
Vermont foursome is refreshed
and ready for the road again.
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On March 2, President Barack
Obama officially announced
his nomination of Kansas
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for the
Cabinet position of Secretary
of Health and Human Services.
Sebelius served six years as gov-
ernor following eight-years as
State Insurance Commissioner.
Her experience with health care
and working across party lines
would be an important asset to
President Obama.
Sebelius nomination
is an honor for her
and for Kansas, but it
also means a transi-
tion in state leader-
ship that is not coming at the
best time.
As Secretary of Health and
Human Services, Sebelius would
work with President Obama
on reforming the health care
system by cutting insurance
costs, expanding coverage and
improving the quality of health
care. She would also oversee
Medicare and Medicaid pro-
grams and federal agencies
including the Centers for Disease
Control and the Food and Drug
Administration.
While Sebelius served as
Insurance Commissioner in
2002, she opposed the take-
over of BlueCross BlueShield
of Kansas, the states largest
health insurance company, by
Indianapolis-based Anthem
Insurance Cos. Inc. Sebelius
argued that the purchase would
have increased premiums for
Kansans.
Lt. Gov. Mark
Parkinson will serve
as governor for
the remainder of
Sebelius term, but
he said he would not
run for governor when the term
expires in 2010. Parkinson said
in a press release last week that
Sebelius would remain in office
until she was confirmed and that
in the interim, I will continue
to be focused on the budget and
other issues.
The states budget problems
reached a climax two weeks
ago when Republicans in the
Legislature forced Sebelius to
approve a budget for 2010 before
agreeing to release funds from
healthy state accounts to pay
state employees. Parkinson
would be entering the governor-
ship in the middle of this crisis.
There has been speculation
that Sebelius may have planned
to run for the U.S. Senate
seat that will be vacated by
Republican Sen. Sam Brownback
in 2010. Brownback recently
announced his candidacy for the
2010 gubernatorial race. Chris
Harris, communications director
for the Kansas Democratic Party,
said although the media liked to
speculate about the senate race,
there was no foundation for the
assumption.
The party never assumed
Gov. Sebelius would run, Harris
said.
Although the state may suffer
when Sebelius leaves Kansas for
Washington, her nomination for
a Cabinet position is still and
honor for the state. Her experi-
ence with Kansas health care and
her ability to work across party
lines should serve her well in her
new position.
Samantha Foster for
The Kansan Editorial Board
Opinion
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n n n
That party last night was
awfully crazy...
n n n
I didnt drunk call or text
anyone this weekend. Now
THAT is growing up.
n n n
I really need to learn not to
drink so much that I spend the
entire next day hungover.
n n n
I am so over the college party
scene.
n n n
I feel like a dollar-ffty.
n n n
Our neighbors can calm down:
The squirrel was gross and we
wont eat another one.
n n n
I just want to stay in PJs and
cuddle all day...
n n n
Wow, I DONT want to do this
research paper, but I kind
of want a college degree.
Hmmm, decisions, decisions.
And then theres always
MarioKart.
n n n
So were Facebook friends
now. Whens the wedding
date?
n n n
Should I randomly kiss this
girl wearing a Kiss Me, Im a
Jayhawk shirt?
n n n
I want some pumpkin pie!
n n n
I just want my teacher to know
that I would gladly pay money
if I could get an A and never
have to come to class again.
n n n
Im not ignorant for not being
able to pronounce things in
Indian!
n n n
I support Untied Students.
n n n
Dear professors: The point of a
test is not to fail your students.
It is to make sure that you
are doing your job. Sincerely,
Disgruntled student who is
failing, yet hard-working.
n n n
My friend and I were
pondering why alcohol was
not free, and then we decided
that cows should make vodka.
Someone should get on that.
n n n
My iPod was on shufe, and
three Backstreet Boys songs
just came on in a row. What a
good day.
n n n
I successfully got my mom, a
hard-core K-State fan, to buy
a KU Mom shirt. I consider my
life complete now.
n n n
Stalin was kind of an asshole.
n n n
sai Folmsbee
ediTOriAL BOArd
Sebelius experience will
help as Secretary of Health
KAnsAns
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OPiniOn
Surely departing Gov. Kathleen
Sebelius found time during the
past year to boot up TurboTax.
Right?
Perhaps its safe to imagine
that Sebelius wont be the fourth
Cabinet appointee to exit in a
cloud of shame. Still, her transi-
tion brings with it two perspec-
tives.
These are prime times to bail, be
it for CEOs sailing into retirement,
a chancellor waving goodbye or
a provost taking a promotion on
the West Coast. KU students can
be forgiven for feeling left behind.
After all, state employees pay and
our income tax returns hung in
the balance last month in a grapple
about the budget.
A second way to look at this is
that she couldnt pass up a once-
in-a-lifetime opportunity. Its not
every day one sees a Jayhawk in
the White House. It is easy to
hastily decry her decision but
theres always that outside chance
that there is no conspiracy behind
the move.
JoHn kenny
NIcHOLAS SAmBALUK
alex nicHols
sTePHen monTemayor
After a successful six-year run,
The Kathy Sebelius Show is
going off the airwaves. Heres why
thats a good thing:
1. Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinsons
not running for anything.
Although there is concern from
both parties about the former
state Republican Party chair
turned Democrat being the next
governor, Parkinsons withdrawal
from running next year will allow
him to make decisions that are in
Kansas best interests.
2. The party-switching strategy
is over. To attract moderate vot-
ers, Kansas Democrats brought
prominent Republican politicians
into the fold. Both of Sebelius
running mates and former
Attorney General Paul Morrison
switched parties to run for office.
But talk about a failed strategy.
Neither Parkinson nor his pre-
decessor, John Moore, will have
served more than his initial four-
year term, and Morrison resigned
amidst a sex scandal. Finally,
Democrats will have to look for a
new plan.
3. 2010 can be a real race!
With heavyweight Sen. Sam
Brownback and his competi-
tion, four-term Secretary of
State Ron Thornburgh, running
on the Republican side, a real
Democratic challenger could
emerge. Sebelius departure might
allow many new faces a spot in
the limelight.
I dont read the newspaper, so
when somebody asked me how I
felt about Kansas losing a great
leader, I felt absolutely blind-
sided. Then I feel like shouting at
the top of my lungs:
Why is Steve Walsh leav-
ing as the lead singer of the
seminal progressive rock group
Kansas?!?!?
Why would he leave thou-
sands, nay, millions of fans hang-
ing? Carry On, Wayward Son
will never be the same without
Walshs spellbinding tenor! Dust
In The Wind just wont bring out
the lighters the way it did in the
70s! And they have other songs,
too!
After asking around, I learned
Walsh is leaving to join some-
thing called the Department of
Heath and Human Services.Thats
the crappiest band name Ive
ever heard. If Steve Walsh thinks
Im going to become a huge fan
of this new project just because
hes Steve Walsh, hes got another
thing coming!
I mean, yeah, Ill buy their
album and go to their concerts,
but I will NOT follow them
throughout their entire tour the
way I did with Kansas! No, sir!
Probably just their Midwest
dates.
Health care reform may be
one of Gov. Sebelius main policy
objectives as the new Secretary
POLiTiCs
Goodbyes to the governor
Sebelius is set to veto, for the
fourth time, state legislation
that would allow two large coal-
fired power plants to be built in
Holcomb. The question looming
before everyone is: What happens
if she goes to Washington first?
The answer seems promising:
The person taking her place will
be Mark Parkinson, who The
Kansas City Star says is the stron-
ger opponent of the plants. But
its unknown whether Parkinson
has the political capital to corral
enough votes to sustain the veto.
In the end, the question only
reminds us how important it is
that our voices are heard. As the
nation moves forward on climate
change, we need to start looking
forward to clean energy solutions
that create green jobs in Kansas.
THe COnTeXT
The date ending to open currently
closed streets around the Oread
Inn. The city commission decided
to keep the present roadblocks as
well as additional streets closed
until December.
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THe conTexT
The number of consecutive Big 12
Conference regular season cham-
pionships the Jayhawks have won.
The 83-73 victory against Texas on
Saturday gave Kansas sole posses-
sion of the conference title.
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THe COnTeXT
The number of executive posi-
tions open at the University now
that Richard Lariviere, executive
vice chancellor and provost, is
the fnalist for president of the
University of Oregon. Chancel-
lor Robert Hemenway will be
stepping down at the end of
June. Lariviere has been at the
University of Kansas since 2006.
THe conTexT
The amount of money available
for distribution by Student Sen-
ate in upcoming hearings. Last
Tuesday, Student Body President
Adam McGonigle suspended Stu-
dent Senate Treasurer Alex Porte.
Porte will not be able to attend
the allocation hearings. McGoni-
gle suspended Porte after Porte
released a memo to The Kansan
in which McGonigle outlined his
plan adjusting student fees.
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THe COnTeXT
The number of years fraternities
and sororities have put on the
Rock Chalk Revue, which was held
this weekend. Students wrote,
directed and performed skits for
the theme In the Nick of Time
to celebrate the revues 60th an-
niversary.
THe COnTeXT
The number of years the Uni-
versity has sponsored womens
athletics. Alumni and students
participated in celebrations
honoring the 40th anniversary. As
part of the events, Marlene Maw-
son, former coach of basketball,
volleyball, softball, feld hockey
and tennis, was inducted into the
Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame.
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of Health and Human Services,
but she will also become a new
leader of the nations scientific
endeavors. She will oversee a
variety of scientific governmental
organizations, from the Centers
for Disease Control to the Food
and Drug Administration. But
most importantly to the scientific
community, she will supervise the
National Institutes of Health, the
agency in charge of promoting
Americas medical research.
Sebelius will need to provide
the leadership for basic and spe-
cialized research, which are both
necessary to promote the growth
of new technologies and ideas.
These grants will not only pro-
vide a surge of scientific advance-
ment, but the resulting innova-
tions may help catalyze economic
growth.
NEWS 8A Monday, March 9, 2009
By JIM SUHR and JIM SaLTER
Associated Press
ST. LOUIS With the spring
flood season fast approaching, the
Army Corps of Engineers insists
the earthen levees that were over-
whelmed by the Mississippi River
last summer are rebuilt and ready.
Some people who depend on the
levees arent so sure.
It was nearly nine months ago
that the river neared and, in some
cases, exceeded the record levels
that were reached in the Great
Flood of 1993, something many
Midwesterners figured theyd never
see again. The Mississippi and its
tributaries pummeled levees pro-
tecting towns and farmland from
Iowa south through St. Louis,
breaching or overflowing dozens
of the earthen structures.
Corps officials said holes in the
levees had been fixed. The Corps
has spent some $64 million so far
to fix breaches in about 70 levees in
Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.
It should give them (people
protected by levees) a certain level
of confidence, said Alan Dooley, a
spokesman for the Corps St. Louis
district.
Thats little comfort for the local
officials worried about whether the
repairs go far enough, especially
since early spring is the rainiest
and most flood-prone time of the
year. Local levee officials in the
hardest hit states Iowa, Illinois
and Missouri believe the Corps
is moving too slowly to fix the
infrastructure.
Were very concerned, said
Stan Rolf, president of the levee
district at Winfield, Mo., where
a burrowing muskrat caused a
breach that eventually flooded 100
homes and damaged nearly 2,000
acres of farmland. Every farmer
is concerned about it.
Its our livelihood.
At least for now,
the weather outlook
appears far more
favorable than a year
ago, when there was
the perfect setup for
big trouble, accord-
ing to Bob Holmes,
national flood spe-
cialist with the U.S.
Geological Survey.
That winters meltoff from huge
snowstorms filled the Mississippi
and its tributaries and persistent
rain saturated the soil. Then a
storm in June dumped more than
10 inches of rain on parts of Iowa
and Wisconsin.
Were not looking at nearly the
potential of flooding this year, said
Mark Fuchs, a National Weather
Service hydrologist. But theres
always the disclaimer: If we have a
big (rainfall) event we could always
see significant flooding.
One of the local officials still
worried about that possibility is
Marty Lafary, the board chairman
of Henderson County in northwest
Illinois. The Mississippi broke one
of the levees in the county last
June, swamping the tiny village of
Gulfport. Water submerged tens of
thousands of acres of farmland and
one-third of the countys tax base.
Lafary argued
that the earthen
wall ruptured
because it was
unstable, but
Corps officials
said the river was
to blame, that
water simply rose
over its top and
eroded it.
Although the
Corps has repaired the gap, Lafary
is still leery about the basic stability
of the wall, built decades ago atop
an old railroad bed. He said he
was afraid high water could shift
old railroad ties buried inside the
levee, catastrophically weakening
the wall.
But Dooley, the Corps spokes-
man, said the agency was autho-
rized to repair compromised levees
only to their previous levels of
protection. He said it needed con-
gressional approval and funding to
rebuild levees bigger and wider.
About 45 miles south of
Gulfport, in Adams County, Ill.,
the Mississippi overwhelmed two
levees, submerging tens of thou-
sands of acres of farmland and dev-
astating Meyer, a hamlet of a few
dozen people. Repairs are expected
to be completed this month on one
of those levees, in the Indian Grave
Drainage District north of Quincy.
Its not going to be better than
it was before the last two floods we
had in 1993 and last year, and I
think thats a huge mistake, said
David Shaffer, the levee districts
commissioner. If the govern-
ment would just get busy and get
a project going to where they build
everybodys levees up to withstand
these high-water events, everybody
would be better off.
Missouri residents worry about upcoming food season
Weather
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Adams County Emergency Management director John Simon, right, tours the fooded area near Meyer, Ill., with unidentifed workers
fromthe Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The area was devastated when the Mississippi River breached a levee near the town earlier in
June 2006. With the prospect of another season of spring fooding fast approaching, the Army Corps of Engineers insisted the earthen food levees
outmatched by the Mississippi River last summer were rebuilt and ready. Not everyones so sure.
Were very concerned.
Every farmer is
concerned about it.
Its our livelihood.
StAn Rolf
President of the levee
district at Winfeld, Mo.
Crime
Kansas teachers charged with sexually assaulting children
aSSOCIaTEd PRESS
WICHITA A case involving
a former assistant principal in the
Wichita school district accused of
raping a 6-year-old girl has put the
spotlight on teacher abuse involving
young children.
More than half of the 76
teachers in Kansas who have lost
their licenses this decade had
inappropriate relationships with
children, state records show, but just
three of the cases involved charges of
sexually molesting grade-school-age
children.
Earlier this month, a former
assistant principal of Cloud
Elementary School, Robert C. Baker,
was charged with rape and aggravated
indecent liberties. Baker, 59, is free
on $250,000 bond. A preliminary
hearing is scheduled for March 18.
Baker, an employee of the Wichita
school district since 1974, told a judge
during his first court appearance last
week that he was retired.
Kansas has more than 70,000
licensed teachers.
I promise you, thats just the tip
of the iceberg, Bob Shoop, a Kansas
State University education professor
who specializes in studying student
abuse, said. Most cases dont get
reported.
Those that are reported dont
always lead to criminal charges, he
added.
In many cases, the parents dont
want to see their child become the
poster kid for being abused, he said.
John Shehan, director of the
exploited child division of the
National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children in Alexandria,
Va., noted that teachers fell into the
category of people most likely to
molest children: People the children
know and often trust.
Normally, people who have a
sexual interest in children are going
put themselves around children, he
said.
Just three Kansas teachers since
2000 have lost their teaching licenses
for incidents involving children in
grade school.
One was Anthony Baker, a
37-year-old librarian at Muncie
Elementary School in Leavenworth
when he was arrested in 2007 on
federal pornography charges for
images found on his computer.
He was sentenced to 17 years
in prison on the pornography
charge.
Scott A. Habegger, 36, was
the principal at Prairie Center
Elementary School in Olathe when
he was arrested in 2006 and charged
with sexually assaulting a fourth-
grade boy while student-teaching
at a Lincoln, Neb., grade school
in 1995. He is serving an eight- to
20-year sentence at the Nebraska
State Penitentiary.
Michael G. Lambdin, 38, was
an English teacher at Liberal High
School until he was arrested in May
2006 and charged with molesting
two young girls. He is serving time at
the Hutchinson Correctional Facility
and will be eligible for parole in
2024.
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news 9A Monday, March 9, 2009
By JILL LAWLESS
Associated Press
LONDON A bronze rabbits
head was the first to go under
the hammer, then came Mohandas
Gandhis glasses and sandals.
Auctions are becoming a new
battleground for art dealers, activ-
ists and aggrieved countries duel-
ing for plundered antiquities and
lost pieces of heritage.
Roger Keverne, a London-based
dealer in Chinese art, said the
politicization of art had become
inevitable, and unfortunate.
Who has a right to the worlds
culture? he said.
Gandhis glasses, as well as san-
dals, a watch and
other artifacts belong-
ing to the revered
Indian independence
leader, were sold to
an Indian business-
man on Thursday
night in New York for
$1.8 million a bid
aided by the Indian
government.
Their owner,
American collector and peace
activist James Otis, offered to stop
the sale and donate the items to
India, if its leaders agreed to spend
more on the poor. India rejected
the demand as an infringement on
the countrys sovereignty and the
auction went ahead.
The rabbit head and a compan-
ion piece depicting a rat, both taken
from a Beijing palace in the 19th
century, were sold by Christies
auction house last month over the
objections of China, which saw
them as stolen antiquities.
The items went into limbo last
week when the successful bidder
revealed that he had made the $40
million bid as a protest, and had
no intention of paying. Chinese art
dealer Cai Mingchao, who advises
a non-governmental group seeking
to repatriate looted Chinese art,
said he had bid on the bronzes as a
patriotic act.
Christies, which sold the bronzes
during an auction of items belong-
ing to the late fashion designer
Yves Saint Laurent, refused to say
what it would do next.
But some art market watchers
said Christies
and other auc-
tion houses were
caught up in a bat-
tle for public opin-
ion over contested
antiquities.
Auctions by
their very nature
are public, said
Patty Gerstenblith,
a cultural heri-
tage expert and professor of law at
DePaul University in Chicago. If
something is sold through a dealer
or gallery it can be sold secretly so
it doesnt attract the same level of
attention.
Tempers have been rising for
years over the artifacts that fill
Western museums and art collec-
tions many acquired, or plun-
dered, during years of war and
imperial expansion.
The bronzes sold at Christies
were part of an elaborate water
clock fountain, designed by Jesuit
missionaries, which disappeared
in 1860 when French and British
forces sacked the Summer Palace
on the outskirts of Beijing at the
close of the second Opium War.
China has long sought their
return and had urged Christies to
withdraw the bronzes. A Chinese-
backed group tried and failed to
get a Paris court to suspend the fig-
ures sale. After the auction, Chinas
State Administration of Cultural
Heritage said it had harmed the
cultural rights and national feeling
of the Chinese people.
This is a particularly emotive
subject 1860 and the vandalism
at the palace, said Keverne. The
way they were taken was in partic-
ularly distressing circumstances.
The sale further strained rela-
tions between France and China,
already frayed over French boy-
cotts in the run-up to last sum-
mers Olympic Games and French
President Nicolas Sarkozys talks
with Tibets exiled spiritual leader,
the Dalai Lama.
Pierre Berge, the bronzes co-
owner, suggested before the auc-
tion that China could have the
treasures back if it improved its
human rights record an idea
Beijing dismissed as ridiculous.
Berge said later he thought it was
his criticism of Chinas human
rights record in Tibet that led to
Cais action.
Increasing sensitivity about loot-
ed artifacts has prompted muse-
ums around the world to return
antiquities to their homelands over
the past few years. The J. Paul
Getty Museum in Los Angeles,
New Yorks Metropolitan Museum
of Art and Bostons Museum of
Fine Arts have all handed artifacts
back to Greece or Italy.
But the British Museum has
refused repeated Greek requests
for the return of the Parthenon
Marbles, also known as the Elgin
marbles 2,500-year-old sculp-
tures and friezes removed in the
early 19th century by British diplo-
mat Lord Elgin. The museum says
they are part of the worlds heritage
and are best displayed in London,
where the public can view them
for free.
One solution is for countries to
buy back their own heritage. The
Indian government said it would
try to buy the Gandhi relics, which
were not looted but given by him to
supporters and a great-niece.
In 2007, Macau casino mogul
Stanley Ho bought a bronze horse
head from the same group that
included the rat and rabbit heads
before it was due to be auc-
tioned and returned it to China.
Art experts agree that China has
no legal claim to the figures.
INterNatIoNal
Auctions open up questions about who has rights to art
AssociAted Press
People in china look at posters advertising an exhibit showing sculptures of bronze heads fromthe chinese zodiac which disappeared
in 1860, when French and British forces sacked the former Summer Palace at the close of the second OpiumWar, at the grounds of the former Sum-
mer Palace in Beijing, Feb. 23. China has demanded the return of looted imperial bronzes and the sculptures of a rat and rabbit head.
Auctions by their
very nature are
public.
PAtty Gerstenblith
Professor of law,
DePaul University
PolItIcs
Obama overturns Bushs restrictions on stem cell research
AssociAted Press
theresa Gratsch, a Ph.d. research specialist, views nerve cells derived fromhuman embryonic stemcells under a microscope at the University of Michigan Center for Human Embryonic Stem
Cell Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Oct. 22, 2008. Reversing an eight-year-old limit on potentially life-saving science, President Barack Obama is expected to lift restrictions Monday on
taxpayer-funded research using embryonic stemcells.
By PHILIP ELLIOTT
Associated Press
WASHINGTON President
Barack Obamas announcement
Monday that he is overturning
his predecessors policies toward
embryonic stem cells also will
include a broad declaration that
science not political ideology
would guide his administration.
Obama planned to reverse
President George W. Bushs lim-
its on federally funded stem cell
research through the National
Institutes of Health and to put in
place safeguards through the Office
of Science and Technology Policy
so that science is protected from
political interference. The moves
would fulfill a campaign promise.
Weve got eight years of sci-
ence to make up for, said Dr. Curt
Civin, whose research allowed sci-
entists to isolate stem cells and who
now serves as the founding direc-
tor of the University of Maryland
Center for Stem Cell Biology and
Regenerative Medicine.
Bush limited taxpayer money for
stem cell research to a small num-
ber of stem cell lines that were cre-
ated before Aug. 9, 2001. Many of
those faced drawbacks. Hundreds
more of such lines groups of
cells that can continue to propa-
gate in lab dishes have been
created since then. Scientists say
those newer lines are healthier and
better suited to creating treatments
for diseases, but they were largely
off-limits to researchers who took
federal dollars.
We view what happened with
stem cell research in the last
administration is one manifesta-
tion of failure to think carefully
about how federal support of sci-
ence and the use of scientific advice
occurs, said Harold Varmus, a
Nobel Prize-winning biologist who
is chairman of the White Houses
Council of Advisers on Science and
Technology.
Bush and his supporters said
they were defending human life;
days-old embryos typically from
fertility-clinic leftovers otherwise
destined to be thrown away are
destroyed for the stem cells.
Obamas advisers sought to
downplay the divisions.
I think we all realize, and the
president certainly understands,
there are people of good faith
on both sides of this issue, said
Melody Barnes, the White Houses
domestic policy adviser. We rec-
ognize there are a range of beliefs
on this.
Rep. Eric Cantor, the No. 2
Republican in the House, said the
focus should be on the economy,
not on a long-simmering debate
over stem cells.
The long-promised move will
allow a rush of research aimed
at one day better treating, if not
curing, ailments from diabetes to
paralysis.
KU Hall Center
Scholar Award
2009-2010
The Hall Center for the Humanities is looking for
undergraduates with strong academic credentials who
have demonstrated signicant engagement within the
university community. Hall Center Scholars interact with
the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals
who speak in our Humanities Lecture Series. The $500
award is sponsored by the Friends of the Hall Center.
The deadline for applications is March 23, 2009.
Visit our website at
www.hallcenter.ku.edu/grants/support
for application guidelines.
Questions may be directed to Associate Director
Kristine Latta at 864-7823 or klatta@ku.edu.
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BY JENNIFER TORLINE
jtorline@kansan.com
Ask KU alumna Joanna Pergande
if she wants to be a millionaire, and
the answer is yes.
Pergande, 2006 graduate,
appeared as a contestant on last
Wednesday and Thursdays episodes
of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
After answering questions about
Roman numerals and Matt Damon,
she walked away with $50,000. She
was four questions away from win-
ning $1 million.
It was really surreal, Pergande
said. Im a big fan of the show, and
I was starstruck.
Heres a look, Millionaire-style,
at the woman behind the final
answer.
Pergandes love for trivia began
when she was a little girl. Her fam-
ily used to play Trivial Pursuit and
Jeopardy games together.
It kind of runs in the family,
Pergande said. My mom is really
good at trivia.
It is such a love for trivia and
general knowledge that helped her
do well on the show, friend and co-
worker Natalie Marzonie, said.
She likes to know random facts
about things, Marzonie said. She
knows a little bit about a lot of
things.
Pergande graduated from
Leavenworth High School in 2002.
She majored in Spanish and inter-
national studies at the University
and lived in Margaret Amini
Scholarship Hall. She was also in
the University Honors Program
and studied abroad in Santiago de
Compostela, Spain.
Pergande got her first experience
on a television game show as a col-
lege sophomore. She appeared as a
contestant on the local game show
One on One, a Jeopardy-like trivia
competition between two local con-
testants. Pergande won her compe-
tition and received a gift certificate
to a local restaurant.
After she graduated from the
University, Pergande spent two years
teaching English in Spain. She cur-
rently lives in Bay City, Mich., and
works as a bilingual administrative
assistant for the Catholic Diocese of
Saginaw in Michigan.
When Pergande returned from
Spain in June, she saw that Who
Wants to Be a Millionaire? was
having tryouts in Detroit in August.
Pergande was helping her mom,
Cathy, move to Detroit, so the two
women decided to try out together.
Pergande first had to pass a mul-
tiple choice test of general knowl-
edge and current event questions.
The questions on the test are
similar to what you see on the
show, said Trisha Miller, publicist
for Millionaire. The questions are
hard. We know that if youve passed
the test, youre pretty darn smart.
Pergande passed the test and had
an interview later that day, followed
by a second interview on camera.
After that, she was put on a list of
possible candidates for the show.
I thought it was a long shot, but
they called me a few weeks later to
go to New York City and be on the
show, Pergande said.
On Oct. 6, Pergande found her-
self in the hot seat for Who Wants
to Be a Millionaire?
She and her mother had already
paid for their plane tickets and trav-
el expenses to New York City, had
spent a day sight-seeing and even
had a celebrity sighting Brad Pitt
and Angelina Jolie.
Pergande said the producers
filmed a weeks worth of shows in
one day, so Pergande anxiously sat
with other contestants in the wait-
ing room that afternoon, anticipat-
ing her turn on the show.
When her name was called,
Pergande walked down the stairs to
meet host Meredith Vieira and sat
down in the hot seat.
Thats when the nerves hit,
although Pergande said the whole
experience was unreal.
It was an out-of-body experi-
ence, Pergande said. I was trying
to focus and not make a fool of
myself. I was trying not to think that
this would air on TV later.
Pergande said the questions were
surprisingly easier than she expect-
ed.
I got nervous that I wasnt going
to know my questions, Pergande
said. I didnt think they were that
bad until I got the ones that I used
my lifelines on.
Pergande didnt have to use any
lifelines until the $25,000 question
about an author who wrapped her
husbands heart in a box. She used
her Ask the Audience lifeline and
chose the correct answer: Mary
Shelley.
On the $50,000 question,
Pergande used her remaining three
lifelines Phone a Friend, Ask
the Expert and Double Dip to
correctly answer a question about
historical events in April.
With the $100,000 question about
satellites orbiting space, Pergande
opted to play it safe and walk away
with $50,000.
It was real money and I was
too nervous to guess on that one,
Pergande said. If I had a lifeline left,
I could have used it to confirm it.
Five months after the taping,
Pergande is finally able to talk about
her experience. Because of the
shows confidentiality contract, she
wasnt allowed to reveal any details
of the show or her earnings until
after her episodes aired last week.
When the Thursday episode
aired, Pergandes co-workers threw
a watch party, complete with trivia
games and pretend money.
She was pretty nervous for
everyone to watch her, Marzonie
said. But she was happy to see
everyone turn out and cheer her on
and congratulate her.
Though Pergande enjoyed being
on the show, she said her favorite
part was watching the show with
her friends and family and being
able to tell the secret of her win-
nings.
And as for the $50,000?
I was going to be smart with it
and use it to help support myself in
the near future, Pergande said. Im
just going to try and save it.
Editedby Realle Roth
monday, march 9, 2009
Is that your fInal answer?
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KU alumna Joanna Pergande sits in the hot seat on the set of the game showWho Wants to Be a Millionaire? She answered 11 questions right and won $50,000.
Former Jayhawk wins
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Iowa State defeated Kansas on Saturday. womENS BASKETBALL 8B
KANSAS wINS 3-foR-3
AgAINST Nw wILDcATS
Rain delays fnal game of Jayhawks sweep at home. BASEBALL 8B
monday, march 9, 2009 www.kansan.com PaGE 1b
By tim dwyer
tdwyer@kansan.com
M
ax Falkenstein couldnt
have said it any better.
Te legendary Jayhawk
broadcaster stood near center court
afer Kansas victory over Texas on
Saturday and turned his attention
to this years two seniors.
Every once in a while these
guys get in a game, Falkenstein
said. And its so much fun to
watch the other guys on the bench
when they do.
Of course, afer 60 years of
broadcasting Kansas basketball,
Falkenstein sees things that many
dont with the program. But this
was something everyone could
see. Matt Kleinmann and Brennan
Bechard, two invited walk-ons
who make up the Kansas class of
2009, will never be remembered
for what they brought to the
Kansas program on the court.
I tried to get Max to roll of
some of Sherrons accolades or
stats as mine, Bechard joked. I
guess he wouldnt do that.
Instead, Kleinmann and
Bechard will be remembered for
the unbridled joy they brought
to the game of basketball. For
Kleinmann, it was the ear-to-ear
grin that creased his face whenever
his number was called. As the
announcer called his name for one
last time this time as a starter,
that grin was seen again.
It was ftting, though, that he
was the second senior introduced
in the starting lineup on Saturday.
Bechard never did stay on the
bench too long. At every break,
every timeout, Bechard would be
the frst one up. Hed be at mid-
court with high fves and words
Kansas 83, Texas 73
AgAINST ALL oDDS
By CASe KeeFer
ckeefer@kansan.com
Excuse Big 12 Conference
Commissioner Dan Beebe for not
making Kansas Big 12 regular sea-
son championship sound monu-
mental.
Its just that Kansas has now won
five straight and seven of the last
eight Big 12 titles. So it seems
the situation Beebe was in Saturday
had become inevitable awarding
Kansas with a conference crown.
Im proud to present to you yet
another Big 12 Conference cham-
pionship trophy, Beebe said to the
Jayhawk coaches and players after
Kansas beat Texas 83-73 to win the
championship outright.
The conference championship
was Kansas 52nd in its 111 years of
basketball. But after losing its entire
starting five and seven of its eight
top players from last years national
championship team, this one was
the most improbable of the bunch.
Even Kansas coach Bill Self, who
stressed all year that expectations
would not change because of a
young roster, shared a secret about
this season after the victory.
I will tell you this: The other
times Ive been here, it would be
a poor year if we didnt win the
league, Self said. This one, I
wouldnt have thought that.
But junior guard Sherron Collins
weston white/KANSAN
junior guard Sherron collins hoists the championship trophy after the game Saturday. The teamwon its ffth consecutive regular season championship after defeatingTexas.
Young team
wins Kansas
fifth-straight
conference
championship
Self calls seniors
Brennan and
Kleinmann his
two favorites
fooTball
Mangino lays out his plans for spring
By StePHeN mONtemAyOr
smontemayor@kansan.com
Spring brings with it change. And
despite entering 2009 under the
leadership of a strong senior class,
Kansas footballs spring practices
beginning today wont be beref
of alteration and experimentation.
On Friday, coach Mark Mangino
laid out plans for how his staf will
address holes lef by graduating
players in the heart of the ofensive
line and in all three linebacker posi-
tions.
Redshirt freshman Jeremiah
Hatch, who started 12 games last
year at right and lef tackle, will
move to his natural position at cen-
ter while freshman Tanner Hawk-
inson opens practice at lef tackle.
Redshirt junior Angus Quigley,
second on the team in rushing last
season, has permanently moved to
linebacker.
Te 6-foot-6, 266-pound Hawk-
inson came to Kansas as a tight end
and moved to defensive end before
his third and current swap. Hawkin-
sons unfamiliarity with the position
did not stife Manginos expecta-
tions.
Hes very talented and could play
a lot of positions for us, Mangino
said. We think that he has a chance
to develop into one of the next great
lef tackles here.
Repetitions will be equally essen-
tial for Hatch as he adjusts to his old
position for the frst time in college.
Ive never played center here,
Hatch said. I played center in high
school, so playing center here at this
level is new to me. I just have to start
over and learn the position.
Equally pressing this ofseason is
the void at linebacker, where James
Holt, Joe Mortensen and Mike Ri-
vera stand no more. Within the last
three seasons, each graduating play-
er has been the top tackler and they
have a combined 103 starts.
Mangino indicated a wide-open
competition for the linebacker po-
sition and said this years defense
would run upwards of 80 percent
of its plays with just two linebackers
and an extra safety.
We are playing less and less with
three linebackers on the feld be-
cause of the way the ofenses have
evolved in the Big 12, Mangino
said.
Part of the spring agenda will be
gradually removing senior wide re-
ceiver Kerry Meier from the quar-
terback depth chart and developing
the teams other reserve quarter-
backs.
Mangino said that he was not yet
ready for Meier to exclusively prac-
tice at receiver but that that was his
ideal scenario. At the outset, Meier
will receive more snaps at backup
quarterback but freshman Kale Pick
will receive about a third of the reps
and recently signed freshman Jor-
dan Webb will also contend for the
number two spot.
oTher noTables
Sophomore Isiah Barfeld has
moved from cornerback to wide
receiver. Te position lost fve let-
ter winners from 2008, including
starter Dexton Fields.
Sophomore Drew Dudley, who
played in all 13 games as backup
linebacker and on special teams, has
moved to fullback.
Editedby Liz Schubauer
KANSAN fILE pHoTo
members of the KU football teamsquare ofduring the 2008 spring game in Memorial
Stadium.
SEE mens oN pAgE 6B
SEE Dwyer oN pAgE 7B
Mens reWInD
PaGe 6b
For full coverage of
the mens basketball
game against Texas,
check out The Rewind
on page 6B.
Today: Practice starts
Tuesday: Kansas pro day
Wednesday: Practice open
to public, 3:30 p.m.
March 27: Practice open to
public, 3:30 p.m.
april 11: Spring game, 2
p.m.
Check the Through the Up-
rights blog for more on the
start of spring practice.
sports 2B
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Nobody believed in us. We
were underdogs a lot, but we
didnt care. We just wanted to
come out and show ever-
body that we were capable
of doing it and I think we did
that. We responded well to
everybodys doubts.
Sherron Collins after Kansas vic-
tory over Texas to clinch the Big 12 title
outright
FACT OF THE DAY
Kansas will still have the
nations longest home win-
ning streak when the college
basketball season begins
next fall. The Jayhawks have
won 41 straight games in the
house that Phog built.
KU Athletics
TRIVIA OF THE DAY
Q: What is Kansas record
when shooting 50 percent
or better from the feld this
season?
A: The Jayhawks are a
perfect 15-0 when they shoot
at or above 50 percent. Kan-
sas shot exactly 50 percent
against Texas on Saturday.
KU Athletics
monday, march 9, 2009
THIs wEEk
In kAnsAs
ATHlETICs
The Give and Go: With a
long, boring trip through
Iowa ahead of them, the guys
use the
extra
time to
spice
up
their
analy-
sis with a little music.
Courtside: How disappoint-
ing was this loss? What does it
mean for Kansas postseason?
Find out the answers Court-
side, the only KU womens
basketball around.
The Full Monty: Colum-
nist Stephen Montemayor
provides instant analysis from
UFC 96 on The Full Monty.
Rampage Jackson topped
Keith Jardine and engaged in
a brilliant (and hilarious) trash
talking session with his next
opponent.

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Mens golf
Louisiana Classics
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Louisiana Classics
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wEDnEsDAY
womens basketball
Nebraska, 11 a.m.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Baseball
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Mens basketball
Baylor/Nebraska,
11:30 a.m.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
softball
Missouri State, 2 p.m.
Springfeld, Mo.
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Tennis
Nebraska, 3 p.m.
Lincoln, Neb.
Baseball
Arizona St., 5:30 p.m.
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COMMEnTARY
Mid-majors not as spoiled as Big 12
S
T. LOUIS This Morning
Brew was supposed to
be about former Kansas
assistant basketball coach Tim
Jankovich. Janks Illinois State
squad made the finals of the
Missouri Valley Conference
Tournament on Sunday in just his
second season.
I perused through the media
guide for his bio and stats and
even had a few funny quips about
the awesome
names on his
team (Champ
Oguchi, Osiris
E l d r i d g e
and Dinma
Odiakosa all
belong in the
Name Hall of
Fame).
But as Sundays championship
game* drew to a close, I realized
this was bigger than one coach.
*Despite 21 second-half points
from Eldridge, the University of
Northern Iowa hung on to defeat
Janks Redbirds 60-57 in overtime.
The win put the Panthers in the
NCAA Tournament for just the
fifth time in school history.
Jayhawk basketball fans are
spoiled. Thats not a bad thing, but
Kansas is so good that conference
titles pile up quicker than calories
at McDonalds
and making
the NCAA
Tournament
is a formality.
Its awesome,
but its not the
basketball I
grew up with.
In the MVC, Final Fours and
first round draft picks are for-
eign concepts, but the joy of win-
ning the tournament in a one-bid
league, which the Valley is this
season, is second only to winning
the National Championship.
The biggest difference between
the BCS conferences and ones
such as the Valley is attitude.
Traditional basketball power-
houses (Kansas, North Carolina,
UCLA, etc.) are so used to the
Dance that theyre only happy if
theyre the last ones partying at
midnight.
However, for teams like UNI,
everything in that dance hall is
spectacular. The band rocks,
all the girls are beautiful and
the punch tastes like it was
squeezed from Gods tit.
Only one of the teams in the
Scottrade Center on Sunday
was going to the tourney. A
Big 12 final between Kansas
and Oklahoma may determine
seeding, but those teams arent
playing for their lives.
After the game, Jankovich tried
to find the perfect words for his
team.
I was searching for profound,
and come to find out there was
no profound today, he said. If
you havent been through it, I
dont even know how to describe
the pain.
It hurts when you get turned
down for a dance in that hall, but
not nearly as much as it does when
youre shut down at the door.
Thats the feeling Ive missed
since turning my attention to bas-
ketball the Kansas way.
Most days the Jayhawks are
better than their opponents.
Everybody on the court knows
it, and most of the time it goes as
expected.
Its a great feeling, but I missed
the joy of watching the team Id
pulled for reach its ultimate goal
without the
world coming
to a halt.
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Chalmers shot,
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bury the deciding free throws on
Sunday.
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almost as much to the Panthers
and their fans as the National
Championship did to the
Jayhawks. And thats pretty cool.
Edited by Realle Roth
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Financial terms of the arrange-
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Te two sides were negotiating
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to play in the 2010 World Cup,
Beckham told SNTV. I personally
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involved in that. Everyone knows
how passionate I am about playing
for my country and, if it gives me a
better chance of being involved in
that squad, Ill do anything possible
to make that happen.
Te announcement came three
weeks afer Major League Soccer
commissioner Don Garbers Feb. 13
deadline to resolve the situation.
At the time, Tim Leiweke, presi-
dent and chief executive of the Gal-
axys parent company AEG, had
said the negotiations were over and
that Beckham needed to return to
Los Angeles and end the distrac-
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The player pays out-of-pocket to stay on AC Milan before L.A. return
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While lightning interrupted the
Jayhawks this weekend, it wasnt
the only flash of power showcased
at Hoglund Ballpark.
Kansas (7-3) returned to the
form of former Jayhawk teams
and crushed six home runs in
route to a three-game sweep of
Northwestern (2-9).
I guess we finally got some
good swings on the ball, Tony
Thompson said. We got some
guys busting out, hitting some
balls really hard, so I was pretty
happy with the way we swung this
weekend.
Thompson contributed two
long balls. He also continued his
hitting streak dating back to last
season, which stands at 19 games
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In addition to the power surge,
this weekend also featured an
unusual comeback, a weather
delay, and a noteworthy home
run won with speed and a little
luck.
Kansas 9,
northwestern 8
Zac Elgie knew the hits would
come, but its hard to imagine
he could have dreamt that theyd
come out of a better situation.
After his first career hit, a single
to left field in the bottom of the
seventh, the freshman first base-
man came back to the plate in the
bottom of the eighth. He stared
down a four-run deficit, two outs
and loaded bases.
He hit another single to left,
cutting the lead to three runs and
continued a rally that secured the
Jayhawks their first comeback vic-
tory of the season.
Like they say, when hits come,
they come in bunches, Elgie said
of the rally. When youre in a
hitting count, hopefully you put a
good swing on the ball. And that
inning we seemed to do that.
Elgie might have just been a
little excited afterward because in
actuality, his single was the only
hit of the inning. It was a strange
comeback that saw runs scored
on a walk, a throwing error and a
wild pitch.
Usually it (comebacks) starts
with a couple of walks and then
somebody makes a defensive mis-
take. Then you go bingo-bango
once the floodgates open, coach
Ritch Price said. But it ended up
being a great come-from-behind
win.
Unfortunately the comeback
was not able to reward Shaeffer
Halls performance. The junior
left-hander went seven innings
and gave up five runs, but only
one was earned.
He deserved to get a win,
Price said. Of all our guys today
he pitched better than anybody we
went out there today. We have to
play defense behind him.
Kansas 7,
northwestern 3
In the back end of a double-
header, the Jayhawks decided to
take the drama out of the game
early in a most unconventional
way.
Junior Robby Price isnt known
for his exceptional power, which
is why its fitting that he had to
work for his first home run in the
bottom of the second. His inside-
the-park home run gave Kansas
an early 2-0 lead and it never
looked back.
I died around third (base),
Price said laughing. That was a
little too far of a run for me.
As with any inside-the-park
home run, a little luck is neces-
sary to make it all the way to
home plate. The Wildcat left field-
er made a diving stab at Prices
sinking ball, and came up just
short as it careened towards the
visitor bullpen wall. By the time
the Wildcats recovered to make a
throw to home, Price was already
sliding in.
I just couldnt believe how far
the ball kicked away, coach Ritch
Price said. When he (Robby) got
half way to third, I thought he
had it.
It appeared that the early two-
run lead would be sufficient for
sophomore starter T.J. Walzs con-
fidence. Topping out his fastball
at 90 mph and combining it with
his breaking ball, Walz impressed
by striking out five in a row. He
totaled six strikeouts through four
and a third innings.
The wheels came off, though,
during the fifth, when the Wildcats
struck back with five consecutive
singles to score two runs and keep
the game within reach.
A couple of insurance runs in
the seventh made the ending less
compelling. But Ritch Price said
he hoped Walz could maintain
his best stuff throughout an entire
game.
He threw 31 pitches in the
(fifth) inning so rather than
go seven he goes five, he said.
Those are the things that were
still trying to get him over the
hump with because he has too
good of stuff to have as few wins
as he has right now.
Kansas 10,
northwestern 1
As much as mother nature
tried to prevent Kansas from
completing the series sweep, the
Jayhawks proved to be resilient
against the weather.
After the rain and lightning
caused the intended Saturday
night game to be finished on a
Sunday afternoon, the Jayhawks
did everything but pack the
Wildcats bags themselves.
Tony Thompson resumed his
delayed at-bat in the bottom of
the third with a shot into left-
center field that scored two runs
and opened the floodgates for the
Jayhawk offense.
Thompson lasered it up the
gap, coach Ritch Price said.
From that point, I dont think
there was any pressure on at all.
Everybody was just relaxed and
swung the bat.
The Jayhawks scored five runs
in those first two innings resumed
from Saturday night. Along with
the double, Thompson hit a home
run, the second of back-to-back
long balls.
Senior catcher Buck Afenir
hit the first long ball. He said it
was never easy to contribute just
after a postponement because of
weather.
It was pretty awkward, he said.
On rainy days you dont know
when youre going to play, so its
up and down and you cant really
get into the mental mindset.
Freshman pitcher Lee
Ridenhour was able to take over
after junior Cameron Selik start-
ed on Saturday. He pitched three
effective innings without giving
up any runs.
Definitely just getting used to
it, Ridenhour said of his comfort
level. I know I struck out more
guys today than I had all year.
Edited by Sonya English
BaseBaLL
Northwestern taken by rainy-day crimson and blues
Weston White/KANSAN
Sophomore third basemanTony Thompson winds up for a pitch during the Jayhawks March 4 game against North Dakota. Thompson hit two of Kansas six home runs this weekend.
BY TIM DWYER
tdwyer@kansan.com
This weekend the Jayhawks
sent a message about their six-
game home run drought to start
the season.
Forget it ever happened. It was
an aberration. Its just not their
style.
We always knew we could do
this, sophomore third baseman
Tony Thompson said. We just
werent doing it for the first few.
I dont think anythings changed,
were just putting better swings
on the ball. I think everythings
starting to come together for us,
it just took a few games.
Since the power outage at the
start of the season, Kansas has
hit seven home runs in their last
four games, including back-to-
back jacks by senior catcher Buck
Afenir and Thompson in the
fourth inning of Sundays game.
The recent power is making the
Jayhawks a little more comfort-
able with their offense.
Its definitely good to know
that with one swing of the bat
Tony or Buck can put a two-
spot up on the board, said fresh-
man pitcher Lee Ridenhour, who
threw three scoreless innings
in relief Sunday and will start
Wednesday night against Wichita
State. Where before it was just
small ball, base hits, moving run-
ners around, definitely this past
weekend and North Dakota the
bats are coming alive.
The offensive charge is being
led, still, by sophomore third
baseman Thompson,
who is in the midst
of a 19-game hit-
ting streak, tied for
fourth longest in
school history. The
sophomore is hitting
.395 and now has the
team lead with three
home runs and 14
RBIs.
Its not a steep
drop off past him though, as
pre-season all-conference catch-
er Buck Afenir has stepped into
the lineup and leads the team
with a .500 average. Hes added
two home runs and seven RBIs.
He started his power surge with
a home run, which cleared the
left field fence, hit a tree behind
the wall and had enough power
behind it to bounce back into the
field of play. Coach Ritch Price
was in awe of the strength of the
contact.
That ball Buck hit is about as
hard as Ive seen a ball jump out
of here in the seven years that
Ive been here, Price said. That
ball was absolutely looked like
Manny Ramirez, as hard as that
ball was hit.
Afenir said
though the 0-for-
6 games isnt
likely to happen
again, two home
runs a game
wasnt a realis-
tic expectation
either.
I wish I could
say that, you
know, were going
to hit 70 bombs this year. I think
you should just look to hard con-
tact, bringing guys around. Were
more geared to a different sort of
baseball right now, Afenir said,
and paused.
But if we get a couple bombs
in the process, well be happy.
Edited by Realle Roth
FreshMan heatInG UP
Freshman Zac Elgie had a
breakout weekend, keying the
Jayhawks fve-run, one-hit rally
in the bottom of the eighth in
the opening game of Fridays
double-header. He started the
scoring with a single then went
2-for-4 with two runs and an
RBI in that game. He closed the
weekend with an RBI double
and a 1-for-3 performance on
Sunday. Elgie was picked in the
12th round of the Major League
Baseball Amateur Draft by
Oakland, but elected to play for
Kansas instead.
thoMPson shows oFF
DeFense at hot Corner
Tony Thompson, whose hit
streak is still alive at 19 games
and tied for fourth longest in
Kansas history, did more than
just hit the ball this weekend.
He made two run-saving, did-
you-see-that leaping catches
on line drives toward the hot
corner. The frst, in game one,
came with the bases juiced for
the Wildcats and the second
came in similar fashion, just a
few hours later. In the eighth
inning of game two, Thompson
grabbed a line drive with the
bases loaded to preserve a late
four-run lead.
TimDwyer
notes
BaseBaLL
Jayhawks power through Wildcats
with hot bats and a few home runs
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The Jayhawks celebrate a run during a March 4 game against North Dakota at Hoglund Ballpark. Kansas swept Northwestern this weekend.
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TAMPA, Fla. Alex Rodri-
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Hes headed for hip surgery
Monday that will sideline him
for six to nine weeks and
thats not all.
The New York Yankees slugger
will need a second operation
after the season, assuming he
can play all the way through.
Dr. Marc Philippon, who will
perform the initial procedure
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Rodriguez will be able to do
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Well, its better than him
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The decision Sunday came
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Philippon said Rodriguez ulti-
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support) to put off that surgery,
which likely would have kept
him out until at least July be-
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Softball
Jayhawks lose three of fve games in Jayhawk Invitational
Tyler Waugh/KANSAN
Junior pitcher SarahVertelka fres a strike into the catchers glove during the game against the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday. Vertelka
had seven strikeouts.
BY BEN WARD
bward@kansan.com
Arrocha Ballpark saw its first
action of the regular season, as
Kansas played host to three clubs in
the KU Invitational: North Dakota
State, Northern Iowa and Eastern
Illinois. The Jayhawks went 2-3
over the weekend and now sit at
9-14 overall.
Kansas played hard all weekend,
but came away with little to show
for it despite showing progress at
the plate. The slumping bats of a
few weeks ago were long gone, as
every batter in the KU lineup saw
success at the plate. Coach Tracy
Bunge said she knew all along that
the team could hit.
Offensively, we looked like I
thought we would at the onset of
the season, Bunge said. The bot-
tom part of the order is really put-
ting it together. Girls like Britney
Hile, Amanda Jobe and Allie Clark
are hitting the ball really well.
The Jayhawks have a short week
ahead, with only one day of prac-
tice scheduled before they take on
Missouri State in Springfield, Mo.,
on Thursday.

Game 1 friday
:North dakota State
5, kaNSaS 4
A tough loss to stomach for
Kansas, which dropped its home
opener to North Dakota State.
Trailing 1-0 for most of the after-
noon, the Jayhawks rallied for four
runs in the bottom of the sixth
inning and headed into the final
frame with a 4-1 lead.
But the Bison countered with a
four run inning of their own in the
seventh, knocking Jayhawk starter
Valerie George, senior pitcher, from
the game and securing the victory.
WP Padilla (6-2), LP George
(6-6), SV none, HR Chmielewski
(3)
Game 2 Saturday
NortherN iowa 8,
kaNSaS 5

The seventh inning proved trou-
blesome again for the Jayhawks,
who suffered another defeat. Kansas
led 5-1 heading into the final inning
but couldnt hold off the Northern
Iowa offense, allowing seven runs
to the Panthers. With the late
squander the Jayhawks wasted a
strong outing from junior pitcher
Sarah Vertelka, who fanned seven
batters over her six-plus innings
of work.
Sophomore pitcher Allie Clark,
sophomore catcher Brittany Hile
and sophomore outfielder Liz
Kocon each had two hits for Kansas,
accounting for four of the Jayhawks
five runs.
WP Hucheson (1-0), LP Blair
(0-3), SV none, HR Papesh (3);
Clark (1)
Game 3 Saturday
kaNSaS 4,
eaSterN illiNoiS 2

Junior first basemen Amanda
Jobe was the star on offense for
Kansas with two RBI hits, includ-
ing a towering home run to center
field. The Panther batters mounted
several chances against George,
but the Jayhawk ace hung tough,
striking out nine and shutting the
door in the seventh for a complete
game victory.
After the game, Bunge spoke
highly of the resiliency of her
team.
The day could have gone down
the toilet after the first game, she
said, but the team jumped right
back in there and really dug deep.
Im really proud of the way they
played.
WP George (7-6), LP May
(5-3), SV none, HR Jobe (1)
Game 4 SuNday
kaNSaS 12, North
dakota State 1

Not even the 35 degree tem-
perature could cool down the red-
hot Jayhawk bats, as they avenged
Fridays loss with a victory over
the Bisons. Kansas displayed an
impressive offensive balance, with
every starter tallying at least one
of their 15 total hits. Clark had a
huge game with six RBI, including
a grand slam.
Vertelka, donning short sleeves
despite the cold weather, had a solid
performance and only allowed four
hits in the five inning contest.
After North Texas last weekend
today was nothing, she said. Last
weekend the Jayhawks battled a low
of 25 degrees in Denton, Texas.
WP Vertelka (2-2), LP Parks
(2-2), SV none, HR Crisotso (1),
Clark (2)
Game 5 SuNday
:NortherN iowa 9,
kaNSaS 6
The Jayhawks closed out the KU
Invitational by falling to Northern
Iowa, 9-6. The Panthers displayed
their power once again, with six
runs in the second inning, includ-
ing Kelly Papeshs fourth home run
of the weekend.
George lasted only until the
middle of the second inning in the
contest. Senior third baseman Val
Chapple led the way offensively for
Kansas going 3-4 with 3 RBI, but
the lead proved too great for the
Jayhawks to overcome.
WP Tillet (3-2), LP George
(7-7), SV none, HR Papesh (6);
Chapple (2)
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Senior center Matt Kleinmann
Kleinmann is the only player in the history of the
Big 12 and Big 8 Conferences to win fve conference
championships. He started the game against Texas
and played one minute as a part of Senior Day. Bill
Self has long called Kleinmann one of his favorites
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and Sasha Kaun isnt the easiest task, but Kleinmann
enjoyed every minute of it.
KU 83, UT 73 7B monday, march 9, 2009 KU 83, UT 73
6B monday, march 9, 2009
37 46 83 KANSAS
44 29 73 TEXAS
KANSAS (25-6, 14-2)
MENs BAsKETBALL REWIND
SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Result/Time
11/25 Syracuse (in Kansas City, Mo.) L, 89-81 (OT)
11/28 vs. Coppin State W, 85-53
12/1 vs. Kent State W, 87-60
12/3 vs. New Mexico State W, 100-79
12/6 vs. Jackson State W, 86-62
12/13 vs. Massachusetts (in Kansas City, Mo.) L, 61-60
12/20 vs. Temple W, 71-59
12/23 at Arizona L, 84-67
12/30 vs. Albany NY W, 79-43
1/03 vs. Tennessee W, 92-85
1/6 vs. Siena W, 91-84
1/10 at Michigan State L, 75-62
1/13 vs. Kansas State W, 87-71
1/17 at Colorado W, 73-56
1/19 vs. Texas A&M W, 73-53
1/24 at Iowa State W, 82-67
1/28 at Nebraska W, 68-62
1/31 vs. Colorado W, 66-61
2/2 at Baylor W, 75-65
2/7 vs. Oklahoma State W, 78-67
2/9 at Missouri L, 62-60
2/14 at Kansas State W, 85-74
2/18 vs. Iowa State W, 72-55
2/21 vs. Nebraska W, 70-53
2/23 at Oklahoma W, 87-78
3/1 vs. Missouri W, 90-65
3/4 at Texas Tech L, 84-65
3/7 vs. Texas W, 83-73
JAYHAWK STAT LEADERS
Points Rebounds Assists
Sherron Collins
7
Cole Aldrich
10
Sherron Collins
21
GAME NOTES
PRIME PLAYS
VIEW FROM PRESS ROW
Kleinmann
Player FG-FGA 3FG-3FGARebs A Pts
Marcus Morris 3-3 0-0 2 0 9
Cole Aldrich 4-9 0-0 10 1 12
Sherron Collins 7-19 1-4 3 7 21
Brady Morningstar 3-6 3-4 4 4 9
Tyshawn Taylor 4-9 1-1 2 5 11
Quintrell Thomas 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Tyrel Reed 1-1 1-1 2 0 3
Markief Morris 3-5 0-1 2 0 8
Mario Little 1-1 0-0 2 0 6
Travis Releford 1-1 0-0 1 0 4
Matt Kleinmann 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Brennan Bechard 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Team 4
Total 27-54 6-11 32 17 83
TEXAS (20-10, 9-7)
Player FG-FGA 3FG-3FGARebs A Pts
DamionJames 8-14 2-4 0 0 26
Dexter Pittman 5-11 0-0 3 0 16
A.J. Abrams 2-11 1-6 4 1 10
Dogus Balbay 2-4 0-0 6 6 4
Justin Mason 4-6 0-1 7 4 8
Gary Johnson 1-5 0-0 1 3 1
Harrison Smith 0-1 0-0 0 0 0
Connor Atchley 1-3 0-1 2 1 2
Varez Ward 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Clint Chapman 2-4 0-0 1 0 4
Team 33
Total 25-59 3-12 33 13 73
Texas guard A.J. Abrams
Abrams got Morningstarred. Yes, that can be
used as a verb. It happens when sophomore guard
Brady Morningstar guards an opposing teams best
player. Throughout the season, Morningstar has
drawn many of those matchups and usually holds
the player to less than their season average. Abrams
was no exception. He made only two feld goals. He
missed nine feld goals. He fnished with 10 points
and was not a factor in the game. When Abrams
cant make a diference, Texas loses.
IT WAS OVER WHEN ...
GAME TO REMEMbER ...
GAME TO FORGET ...
STAT OF THE NIGHT ...
TyshawnTaylor caught the pass fromSherron Collins and unleashed
a thunderous slamdunk with three minutes remaining in the game. It
made the score 78-71 and made it clear that Texas couldnt handle this
Kansas storm. It came in the middle of a 7-0 Jayhawk run. Texas added
two more free throws before the end of the game, but the outcome
was already decided. Taylor did the job.
10. Thats the number of Kansas turnovers, which ties for the
season-low. Thats certainly a statistic that will make Self smile this
time of year.
Case Keefer
For more mens
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you would rather
kick back and rest
your eyes, listen
to the postgame
edition of The Jay
report podcast.
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FIRST HALF
14:09 Brady Morningstar
pulled down the rebound from
one of A.J. Abrams nine missed
feld goals and found Sherron
Collins to start the fastbreak. Col-
lins promptly returned the favor,
fnding Morningstar spotted up
on the wing for his second three-
pointer in as many possessions to
give Kansas a 15-11 lead.
8:59 Texas forward Damion
James pulled up and knocked
down an open jumper to score
his 16th point only 11 minutes
into the ballgame and tie the
game at 22. James fnished
the frst half with 20 points on
8-for-10 shooting as the Long-
horns led by as many as 14
points.
00:57 Down by 14 with just
under two minutes remaining,
Marcus Morris scored inside then
substitute Travis Releford fnished
this play in transition after Col-
lins stole the ball fromConnor
Atchely. Relefords layup cut
Texas lead to 10 and forced Rick
Barnes to call a timeout to quiet
the crowd.
00:08 True to form, Kansas
hit yet another big shot before
halftime as Collins collapsed the
defense then foundTyrel Reed
behind the three-point line. Reed
lined the shot up and knocked it
down to cut Texas lead to seven
before halftime and cap a 7-0
Kansas run.
SECOND HALF
10:46 Dexter Pittman
caught a lob deep in the paint
and rose up for a vicious one-
handed dunk that quieted the
crowd and gave Texas a fve-point
advantage. Things went downhill
for the Longhorns fromthere
though.
9:10 Sherron Collins started
the fastbreak, and Markief Morris
fnished it with authority. Collins
missed his shot at the rimin
transition, but Morris was there
to slamit home with two hands
to give the Jayhawks a 62-61 lead
their frst advantage since the
8:47 mark in the frst half.
3:07 Once again Collins led
the fastbreak, this time fnding a
trailingTaylor for a soaring one-
handed jamthat gave Kansas
a 78-71 lead and ignited the
crowd in Allen Fieldhouse. The
bucket spelled doomfor Texas,
which couldnt get closer than
seven points the remainder of the
game.
0:15 Kansas coach Bill Self
motioned towards the end of his
bench for seniors Matt Kleinmann
and Brennan Bechard to enter the
game in place of Cole Aldrich and
Collins, sealing a ffth consecutive
Big 12 regular season champion-
ship. The senior duo would be re-
moved second later to a standing
ovation that capped their careers
in Allen Fieldhouse.
Andrew Wiebe
Abrams
ONE MORE YEAR
When junior guard Sherron
Collins went to the free-throw
line with 1:20 remaining in the
game, the student section began
to chant one more year.
Collins heard it. Heck, Collins
loved it.
It was funny, Collins said.
They did the same thing to
B-Rush and those guys. It was just
funny.
So could Collins forfeit his fnal
year of eligibility and enter the
NBA Draft at the end of the year?
I havent even thought about
it, Collins said. Imjust trying to
win and make a run in this tour-
nament. I havent thought about
the NBA at all.
ESPN.coms Chad Ford cur-
rently lists Collins as the No. 45
pro prospect in college basketball
and a late frst-to-early second
round pick.
TAYLOR bAD,
RELEFORD GOOD
Freshman guardTyshawnTay-
lor missed four shots in the frst
half and had three turnovers.
Bill Self was not happy about
it. He decided to benchTaylor
to start the second half and
went with freshman guardTravis
Releford for nearly seven minutes
in his place. Self praised Relefords
four-point performance.
I thought Travis played very
well in his place, Self said. I dont
even knowhowmuchTyshawn
would have played if he didnt get
tired, to be honest.
Taylor re-gained Selfs trust
when he checked back into the
game and fnished with 11 points
and fve assists.
ON TO NEXT YEAR
Kansas fnished of its home
season without a defeat.
The Jayhawks still hold the
nations longest home court
winning streak, nowat 41 games,
headed into next season.
Only four of the 16 players on
Kansas roster Collins, Morning-
star, Brennan Bechard and Matt
Kleinmann have experienced a
defeat at Allen Fieldhouse.
Case Keefer
BY ANDREWWIEBE
awiebe@kansan.com
It didnt matter that they were
young and untested. And it didnt
matter that they were picked to
finish fourth in the Big 12 during
the preseason with the weight of
a national championship on their
shoulders.
After Saturdays 83-73 victo-
ry against Texas, Kansas seven
newcomers have their own rings
now. And as much as Kansas
fifth straight Big 12 title belongs
to All-Big 12 First Team per-
formers Sherron Collins and
Cole Aldrich, the programs
seven new faces helped earn this
one too.
It feels good to have our own
because it is Kansas and this is just
what everybody expects, freshman
guard Tyshawn Taylor said. If we
didnt do it, I feel like it would have
been a failure almost. Im just glad
we got it done and its going to feel
good when I have this ring on my
finger.
Against the Longhorns, the seven
players who replaced the core of
last seasons national championship
squad combined for 38 points, nine
rebounds and five assists on 12-19
shooting fromthe field and a nearly
perfect 13-14 from the free-throw
line.
Taylor said afterwards that he
had grown tired of hearing how
this team of mostly freshman and
sophomores hadnt earned any-
thing. And after losses to Syracuse,
Massachusetts, Arizona and
Michigan State in nonconference
play, the celebration that occurred
at the final whistle seemed like an
unachievable dream.
I think if you asked a lot of
people in this room if they thought
we could do it at the beginning of
the season, they would have said
no, Taylor said. I feel like we kind
of proved some people wrong.
The Jayhawks may have even
provedKansas coachBill Self wrong.
Self said Saturday that he never
expected this sort of improvement
from a team that suffered through
a disappointing nonconference sea-
son.
But in the midst of adversity,
Taylor, the Morris twins, Travis
Releford, Mario Little, Quintrell
Thomas and Tyrone Appleton
matured. The young Jayhawks
bought into Self s vision for them,
and victories followed.
Kansaswoneight straight tobegin
the conference season including
victories over Kansas State, Texas
A&M and Baylor and the new-
comers took turns stepping up and
helping Collins and Aldrich carry
the load offensively.
Taylorscored20pointstohelpput
away the Wildcats. Little dropped
15 points to keep the Aggies from
spoiling the Jayhawks home win-
ning streak. Marcus Morris had 13
points and six rebounds against the
Bears on Big Monday.
And when every game became
crucial, they stepped up again to
ensure Kansas would finish the
season on top. Against Oklahoma,
Taylor poured in 26 points, and
the Morris twins helped shut down
Missouris Demarre Carroll to keep
Kansas atop the Big 12 heap.
Not only to win the league, but
win it outright and match our team
froma couple years ago with a 14-2
record speaks volumes for these
guys maturity and how far theyve
come, Self said.
And although Self said the seven
newcomers arrived on campus with
a slightly skewed idea of what it
would take to succeed both individ-
ually and collectively, they figured
it out in time to earn a ninth Big 12
title in 13 years.
They just keep impressing us,
and they impress me more and
more, Collins said. I think its
good for themto finally earn some-
thing so everybody can stop talking
about last years team.
Edited by SamSpeer
Weston White/KANsAN
Freshman guard Tyshawn Taylor slams down a dunk after receiving a pass fromjunior
guard Sherron Collins. Taylor scored 11 points in the Jayhawks 83-73 win against the Longhorns
Saturday afternoon.
Collins, Aldrich All-Big 12 First Team
performers; new seven get own rings
Ryan McGeeney/KANsAN
Junior guard sherron Collins drives toward the basket during the second half of Saturdays game against Texas in Allen Fieldhouse. The
Jayhawks defeated the Longhorns 83-73 in the fnal
and sophomore center Cole Aldrich
would have. Collins and Aldrich led
the Jayhawks to a 14-2 Big 12 record,
a game better than last years nation-
al championship team, and topped
it off by starring against Texas on
Saturday.
Collins scored 21 points and had
seven assists. Aldrich recorded his
18th double-double of the season
with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
But to me, the player of the game
for us was Brady Morningstar, with-
out question, Self said.
Self assigned Morningstar, a
sophomore guard, to defend the
Longhorns A.J. Abrams, who is one
of the Big 12s best shooters and
averages 17 points per game.
Against Morningstar, Abrams
was mediocre. He scored 10 points
on 2-for-11 shooting.
Its a tough challenge,
Morningstar said. Hes a great
player, but I chased himaround long
enough. He got me a little tired. Im
sure hes a little tired.
With three and a half minutes
remaining, Morningstar hit a three-
point shot from the wing after
Collins passed himthe ball to make
the score 76-71.
Freshman guard Tyshawn Taylor
flushed a one-handed dunk on a fast
break to separate Kansas for good.
Collins assisted that one, too.
When Sherron got the steal, he
looked back to see who was running
with himand we made eye contact,
Taylor, who had 11 points and five
assists, said. I think he knew I
wanted it.
Collins confirmed Taylors
thought and took it a step further.
Yeah, Collins said. I made eye
contact with Brady the same on the
play before that.
Morningstars three-pointer and
Taylors dunk were the two high-
lights of the second half, in which
Kansas out-scored Texas 46-29. The
first half didnt go as smoothly.
The Jayhawks trailed by 14 as
Texas Damion James scored 20 of
his game-high 26 points.
He is one of those players who
can get hot like that, Collins said.
He got real hot.
But behind Collins leadership,
the Jayhawks kept their composure.
With a minute and a half remaining
until halftime, the Longhorns were
ahead 44-30.
Kansas proceeded to score seven
consecutive points, finishing with
a three-point shot from sophomore
guard Tyrel Reed to make the score
44-37.
The last minute and a half won
the game for us, Self said.
The victory put Kansas alone at
the top of the Big 12 standings, fin-
ishing one game ahead of Oklahoma
(13-3) and two in front of Missouri
(12-4).
The Jayhawks will have the No. 1
seed at the Big 12 Tournament next
week in Oklahoma City and will
play the winner of the Nebraska-
Baylor game Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
If they can win three games in a
row, the Jayhawks will be the Big 12
Tournament champions. And then,
theyd receive another trophy from
Beebe.
Edited by Grant Treaster
FIVE JAYHAWKS HONORED
bY bIG 12 CONFERENCE
A day after ofcially winning
the Big 12 Conference champi-
onship, Kansas unofcially won
the Phillips 66 All-Big 12 awards.
Including Kansas coach Bill
Self, who won Big 12 Coach
of the Year, the conference
honored fve Jayhawks tied
with Missouri for the most of any
team. But Kansas was the only
teamwith two players selected
to the All Big 12 First Team
junior guard Sherron Collins and
sophomore center Cole Aldrich.
Collins was a unanimous
selection. The only other unani-
mous choice on the teamwas
Oklahoma forward Blake Grifn,
who doubled as the Big 12
Player of the Year.
Aldrich actually ended up
with one more award than
Grifn, however, as the Big 12
named himCo-Defensive Player
of the Year he shared with
Missouris J.T. Tiller and a
member of the All-Defensive
Team.
Freshman guardTyshawn
Taylor and freshman forward
Marcus Morris round out the
list of honored Jayhawks. Both
Taylor and Morris made the All
Big 12 Rookie Team. Taylor was a
unanimous selection.
Case Keefer
of encouragement before
anyone else on the bench had
considered standing.
And that epitomizes the
type of players Kleinmann
and Bechard were. Tey both
knew they werent going to be
stars in crimson and blue, but
that never stopped them from
doing everything right.
Coaches have favorites in
their mind sometimes, coach
Bill Self said. But sometimes
your favorites are the ones
that do everything theyre
supposed to do, that are great
ambassadors for your program,
conduct themselves right. Tese
guys are two of my favorites.
Ill be real honest, theyre two
of my favorites.
Self said the two seniors
had enhanced everyones
experience at Kansas by being
part of the program. He may
not have meant the fans as well,
but it certainly would have
been accurate if he had.
I have been blessed to be a
part of your family, to be part
of everything you guys root
for and cheer for, Kleinmann
said as he addressed the fans.
Im humbled and Im honored
and Im privileged. I love every
single one of you, because you
guys have made this experience
amazing. Tank you so much,
and I will forever be a Jayhawk
because of you.
Edited by Jesse Trimble
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Ryan McGeeney/KANsAN
Texas guard A.J. Abrams falls over freshman forward Marcus Morris back after attempting a defensive rebound during the second half of Saturdays game against Texas in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks defeated the Longhorns 83-73 in the fnal
game before the Big 12 Championship in Oklahoma City.
BY CLARK GOBLE
cgoble@kansan.com
AMES, Iowa Efficiency on
the offensive end was one reason
the Jayhawks went on a four-game
winning streak.
A lack of offensive efficiency was
the main reason that same streak
ended Saturday night on the road
against Iowa State. Kansas lost to
Iowa State 59-49.
In Iowa States loss in Lawrence
two weeks ago, Cyclones coach Bill
Fennelly didnt think the Jayhawks
defense really affected them too
much. He thought that it was more
about his teams inability to run
efficient offense.
It was the same story Saturday
night, but this time, it was Kansas
offense that sputtered. The
Jayhawks 49-point scoring output
was its lowest since they scored the
same number against Texas Tech
at home.
We just didnt do what we were
supposed to do on the offensive
end, senior Ivana Catic said.
At times, the only shots Kansas
could get came off of isolation
plays for junior forward Danielle
McCray with the shot clock run-
ning down. And even the shots she
made were often not too pretty.
By unofficial count, she banked in
three of her four three-pointers.
They were just all over me,
face-guarding me, McCray said.
When I drove inside, there were
five people in there waiting for
me.
McCray said another factor in
the lack of offensive efficiency was
Iowa States changing defenses. The
Cyclones started the game in a 2-3
zone, but switched to a diamond-
and-one and a sagging man-to-
man for the rest of the game.
Catic said they knew what Iowa
State was going to do on the defen-
sive end but were unable to execute.
They missed open shots and easy
layups time and time again.
We didnt have the same com-
posure and the same sense of
urgency as we did in the previous
four games, Catic said.
Coming off four games where the
Jayhawks shot the ball fewer times
than their opponents in each game
but still made more field goals,
Iowa States ability to slow down
Kansas was a bit unexpected.
McCray realized other teams
may notice the Cyclones success
in stifling other Kansas scorers and
use a similar strategy to guard the
Jayhawks the rest of the season.
Overall, everyone has to pro-
duce more, McCray said.
Coach Bonnie Henrickson
echoed that sentiment.
In this league, kids got to show
up and play, she said.
She said junior Sade Morris
needed to pick up some of the
scoring slack. Morris agreed with
that, saying she needs to step up.
Morris was 3-for-10 from the field
and had five turnovers in 40 min-
utes of play.
But, as many of the Jayhawks
realized after the game, it isnt hard
to recognize why the team wasnt
efficient on the offensive end.
Eventually, it comes down to
making a play, Catic said.
Edited by Realle Roth
sports 8B monday, march 9, 2009
BY JASON JENKS
jjenks@kansan.com
AMES, Iowa In the belly of
Hilton Coliseum, in the wake of
Kansas most meaningful game this
season, senior guard Ivana Catics
eyes began to water.
Catic arrived at Kansas four
years ago and has since played in
two Womens National Invitation
Tournaments. But never during
her tenure have the Jayhawks been
so close to reaching their ultimate
goal of receiving a bid to the NCAA
tournament.
By losing 59-49 at Iowa State on
Saturday, Kansas is now seated on
the outside of NCAA tournament
talks, a place usually reserved for
WNIT-bound teams.
I dont know why this happened
tonight, especially with the stake
we were playing for, Catic said,
her voice beginning to waver. This
is not acceptable. Its just really
disappointing to think about now
because its the game you never
get back.
That Kansas traveled to No. 22
Iowa State and lost in front of
12,689 fans certainly stung. But
what hurt the most and what left
Kansas digging into its past were
previously squandered opportuni-
ties.
In a season marred with chanc-
es now gone, the Jayhawks spent
the waning moments of their loss
reflecting in the locker room on
Saturday night. Earlier in the sea-
son, when nothing seemed to click,
Kansas lost games to bottom Big
12 teams Colorado, Texas Tech,
Nebraska and Missouri.
Each loss occurred in a slightly
different manner and for slightly
different reasons, yet each carried
a decisively strong message for
coach Bonnie Henrickson and the
Jayhawks: We should have won.
If we dont go to the tourna-
ment, it isnt because we didnt
beat Iowa State at Iowa State,
Henrickson said. Its because we
didnt take care of business.
Still, Kansas had chances to
upset Iowa State.
Perhaps the most crippling
moments for Kansas occurred in
the games first three minutes. Iowa
State built an 8-0 lead, sparked by
two three-pointers that seemed to
energize the crowd.
Kansas trailed for the games
entirety, never able to fully over-
come the sluggish start.
That set the tone and then
they were just comfortable, junior
guard Sade Morris said. There
were times we made them feel
uncomfortable but they were up.
Its a lot easier when youre up.
Yet Kansas most glaring short-
coming happened on the offensive
end where junior forward Danielle
McCray was the only player to
score in double digits.
After struggling early, McCray
finished with 27 points and 11
rebounds. But the problem against
Iowa State and a problem in
many losses this season was the
lack of production from Kansas
other players.
Morris scored just two points in
the second half, while sophomore
center Krysten Boogaard played
only 24 minutes because of foul
trouble.
We didnt really play well togeth-
er, Catic said. We just didnt have
the same composure and the same
sense of urgency that we had in
previous games where we won.
In the second half, Kansas cut
Iowa States lead to seven with 9:51
left in the game. But the Jayhawks
had a two part problem that kept
the Cyclones in control: Kansas
couldnt score consistently on
offense and couldnt shut down
Iowa State on defense.
Iowa State built a lead as large
as 17 points late in the game as
Kansas faded down the stretch.
We could never get three or four
stops in a row, Catic said. Thats
really difficult, especially when you
play against Iowa State because
they have such good shooters. That
puts pressure on you.
Now, the pressure for Kansas
shifts to the Big 12 tournament
in Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Henrickson said the Jayhawks must
win at least two games to re-enter
the NCAA tournament picture.
But after Iowa State snapped
Kansas four-game winning streak,
the Jayhawks past seemed to rise
to the forefront as much as their
future.
We basically killed ourselves for
the season, McCray said. If we
would have played with that same
sense of urgency, if everyone would
have been consistent individually ...
those last four games, if we would
have played like that in the begin-
ning of the season, we wouldnt
even have these problems.
Edited by Jesse Trimble
Tournament hopes fade with loss
KANSAS
No. 23 IOWA STATE
KANSAS (17-12, 6-10)
No. 23 IOWA STATE (23-7, 11-5)
Player FG-FGA 3FG-3FGARebs A Pts
Danielle McCray 9-19 4-8 11 2 27
Nicollette Smith 1-5 0-3 2 0 2
Krysten Boogaard 3-9 0-0 8 0 8
LaChelda Jacobs 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Ivana Catic 0-2 0-1 0 3 0
Aishah Sutherland 2-2 0-0 1 0 4
Sade Morris 3-10 0-3 3 4 8
Porscha Weddington 0-1 0-0 2 0 0
Team 4
Total 18-48 4-15 31 9 49
Player FG-FGA 3FG-3FGARebs A Pts
Heather Ezell 5-12 2-6 4 3 14
Amanda Nisleit 2-3 2-3 5 0 6
Toccara Ross 1-3 0-0 1 0 2
Jocelyn Anderson 1-1 0-0 2 2 4
Nicky Wieben 9-19 0-0 9 0 20
Denae Stuckey 0-2 0-1 4 1 1
Kelsey Botle 0-3 0-3 0 1 4
Anna Florzak 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Whitney Williams 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Claire Rockall 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Alexis Yackley 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Shellie Mosman 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Ashley Arlen 1-1 0-0 3 0 2
Alison Lacey 1-7 0-3 2 7 6
Team 1
Total 20-51 4-16 31 14 59
20 29 49
32 27 59
GAME NOTES
WOMENS BASKETBAll
KANSAS ENTERS BIG
12 TOuRNAMENT AS
EIGhTh SEEd
After fnishing the Big 12 regu-
lar season 6-10, the Jayhawks
are slotted as the eight seed in
the Big 12 tournament. Kansas
will play ninth-seed Nebraska
at 11 a.m. Thursday morning in
Oklahoma City.
The winner will face top-
seeded Oklahoma in the second
round at 11 a.m. on Friday.
IOWA STATE PlAyER
dOMINATES INSIdE
While coach Bonnie Henrickson
said defense wasnt Kansas big-
gest problem against Iowa State,
the Jayhawks struggled mightily
with stopping Nicky Wieben.
Wieben fnished the game with
20 points and nine rebounds.
She scored Iowa States fnal nine
points of the frst half, giving the
Cyclones a 32-20 lead.
She gets one-on-one looks
because you have all the shoot-
ers spotting up outside of her,
Henrickson said. You cant come
double (team) her because shes
so good about kicking it out.
KANSAS STRuGGlES
ON OFFENSE
The ability to execute on of-
fense keyed Kansas four-game
winning streak. But against Iowa
State, when that winning streak
was snapped, that wasnt the
case.
The Jayhawks made just 38
percent of their shots, including
4-of-15 three-pointers. Kansas
also committed 17 turnovers.
Tonight we had bad turn-
overs, junior guard Sade Morris
said. We played defense here
and there but, then again, we
didnt score on ofense.
Jason Jenks
KANSAN FILE PHOTO
Sophomore center Krysten Boogaard struggles to propel a shot past a Nebraska defender
during the Jayhawks Feb. 28 game in Allen Fieldhouse. The womens winning streak came to an
end on Saturday with 59-49 loss at Iowa State.
WOMENS BASKETBAll
Ofensive shortfalls
result in loss to ISU
KANSAN FILE PHOTO
Junior forward Danielle McCray releases a two-point attempt during the Jayhawks March
4 game against Baylor in Allen Fieldhouse. The womens teambrought its four-game winning
streak to an end on Saturday with a 59-49 loss at Iowa State.

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sports 9b Monday, March 9, 2009
BY JUSTIN HILLEY
jhilley@kansan.com
In their first two outdoor
matches of the season, the
Jayhawks continued to struggle
in the doubles rounds as they fell
to BYU, 4-3, and Tulsa, 6-1.
The Jayhawks are now 5-5
and will begin Big 12 play this
Friday.
Playing in the No. 1 position,
the new doubles tandem of senior
Edina Horvath and freshman
Ekaterina Morozova defeated
BYUs Kristina Doerr and McCall
Jones, 8-4. This turned out to be
the teams only doubles victory of
the entire weekend.
After losing the early dou-
bles point, the Jayhawks fought
back when Morozova, freshman
Erin Wilbert and senior Yuliana
Svistun won their singles match-
es. But by the time Morozova
achieved the teams first singles
win, BYU had already picked up
its fourth point, winning 4-3.
Overall I think were improv-
ing. I feel like we competed well,
but came up on the short stick. I
wasnt real pleased with the dou-
bles, but I felt they bounced back
in singles and competed hard,
coach Amy Hall-Holt said.
Morozova defeated BYUs
ranked player, Kristina Doerr,
6-4, 6-4.
Morozova keeps impressing
me every time she sets out. She
set a high bar for herself out
there on the court, and right now
with all of them I dont expect
anything less, Hall-Holt said.
The dual match ended with
a smiling Hall-Holt embracing
Wilbert and Svistun,
After watching
her daughter win
her team-best sev-
enth singles match
of the season on
Friday, Karen
Wilbert was in
attendance again
for Saturdays
match versus Tulsa,
witnessing Wilbert
achieve her eighth
singles victory. She traveled from
Lafayette, La., and Wilbert said
her mother was surprised to see
a louder, fist-pumping Erin.
I think shes kind of shocked.
She said that shes never seen me
play this way before. Im usually
not so, Come on!, but it means
so much more whenever youre
playing for your team than if
your just playing for yourself. Im
glad that shes here; shes a real
good support system for me,
Erin Wilbert said.
After taking early leads at
both the No. 2 and 3 doubles
positions, the new pairings of
Svistun/Dzuba and Wilbert/
Dorn fell 8-6 and 8-5, respec-
tively. Horvath and Morozova
played at the No. 1 position
again, but this time lost 8-5.
Although it fought assiduous-
ly, the Jayhawks
only singles vic-
tory came from
Wilbert when she
defeated Tulsas
Rebecca Row 6-2,
6-1. Wilbert has
been working to
improve her con-
sistency, which she
said played a role
in her win.
I was just making a lot of
balls. It was really important
today, especially with the wind,
Wilbert said. Ive been working
really hard, and Ive gone out and
just performed well. Doubles is
another story; were still kind of
working on that.
This weekend showed that the
squad can compete with ranked
teams. Hall-Holts said her expec-
tations of each player increases
every day because she has seen
the level at which they can play,
and when they do not, it upsets
her. She said she is, however,
happy with their performances in
the singles rounds.
Were working hard, and I
think these matches this week-
end have helped us prepare for
Nebraska on Friday. Just staying
focused on getting better in prac-
tice and taking these matches
and keep building for conference.
Thats what its about, Hall-Holt
said.
Edited by Sam Speer
Tennis
Singles step up when doubles struggle
Erin Wilbert improves in singles play, while doubles teams continue to switch up
Jerry Wang/KANSAN
Senior Edina Horvath serves against BYUs Kristina Doerr and McCall Jones. Edina and her
doubles partner Ekaterina Morozova won their No. 1 doubles match 8-4. The teamlost to No. 61
BYU at First Serve on Friday afternoon.
singles and
doubles records
singles:
Freshmen 13-8
Sophomores 5-5
Juniors 2-7
Seniors 10-10
Total 30-30

Doubles: 13-17
Overall: 43-47
I wasnt real pleased
with the doubles, but
I felt they bounced
back in singles and
competed hard.
Amy hAll-hOlT
Coach
NaScar
Busch led majority of laps
at Atlanta Motor Speedway
hAmPTON, Ga. Kurt Busch,
a former NASCAR Cup cham-
pion whos been overshadowed
lately by his sibling Kyle, drove to
a dominating victory Sunday at
Atlanta motor Speedway.
The 30-year-old Busch led 235
of 330 laps in the Kobalt Tools 500,
surviving a couple of scrapes with
the wall and a late caution to pull
away for a 0.332-second victory
over Jef Gordon.
Pole-sitter mark martin, who
had become the second-oldest
driver in Cup history to claim
the top spot in qualifying, had
another rough day after blowing
engines the two previous weeks.
he apparently cut a tire, smashed
the wall and fnished 31st, 14 laps
down.
For his victory lap, Busch
grabbed the checkered fag and
drove backward around the 1.54-
mile quad-oval. That might have
been the only way anyone would
have caught him during the race.
Ive got to thank my guys, he
said in Victory lane. This car was
unbelievable. I guess good things
come to those who wait.
Associated Press
WOMen
200-meter dash
Victoria howard 24.33 (2nd)
4X400 relay
Kansas 3.44.64 (10th)
Pole vault
mackenzie Wills 3.70 meters
(tie for 8th)
Abby Jones 3.70 (tie for
8th)
Long jump
Jamaica Collins 5.62 meters
(5th)
Womens one-mile
lauren Bonds 4:48.50
(11th)
Men
Long jump
Jareb Stallbaumer 7.03
meters (4th)
Triple jump
Corey Fuller 15.21 meters
(2nd)
One-mile
Patrick mcGowan 4:16.69
(5th)
4X400 relay
Kansas 3:13.36 (16th)

Mens 3,000-meter run
Colby Wissel 7:58.08 (4th)
Alex Wilson invitational
BY JaSON BaKEr
jbaker@kansan.com
Jordan Scott will maybe have
some of his teammates join him
to compete at the NCAA Indoor
Championships next weekend.
Keyword being maybe.
The Kansas track and field team
competed on Saturday at the Iowa
State NCAA Qualifier in Ames,
Iowa. This past in weekend both
distance runners junior Lauren
Bonds and senior Colby Wissel
competed in Notre Dames Alex
Wilson Invitational in South Bend,
Ind.
It was the last chance for the
team to qualify for the NCAA
Indoor Championships in College
Station, Texas, to be held on March
13 to 14.
Out of all the Jayhawks that
competed, it was freshman sprinter
Keith Hayes who was the only
Jayhawk to provisionally qualify
for the Indoor Championships.
Hayes provisionally qualified in
the 60-meter hurdle event, running
a time of 7.86 seconds, placing him
third in the finals. Both Bonds and
Wissel also provisional qualified
this weekend. Bonds in the one-
mile, running a time of 4:48 and
Wissel in the 3,000-meter run with
a time of 7:58.
In track, provisionally qualifying
for a meet is equivalent to college
basketball of being on the bubble,
it doesnt guarantee a trip to the
Indoor National Championship
as automatically qualifying for an
event, but it does put the athlete
on notice by NCAA for possible
selection based on how well they
performed during the season.
The only thing I was worried
about was going to NCAA, Hayes
said.
Hayes placed fifth in the
preliminary round running a time
of 7.95 seconds, qualifying him
for finals.
It wasnt clean. It was a fast race
but it wasnt a clean race, Hayes
said. Hayes said his performance
in the finals round went a lot better
than the preliminary round.
Hayes said that although
he didnt reach his goal of 7.80
seconds in the 60-meter hurdles,
that he was still hapy with his
performance. He said running a
7.80 would have given him a better
chance of making it to the Indoor
Nationals.
If there were more meets left
this season, I probably wouldnt
run eight seconds ever again,
Hayes said. I probably should
have taken care of business sooner
than later.
Hayes said that after this
weekend, he was optimistic about
making it to the Indoor Nationals,
especially for next year.
I stay healthy and I keep working
at it in practice. The opportunity
will rise up again, Hayes said.
The team wont know for sure
who will officially be going to
the championship until Monday
when the NCAA will announce its
chosen athletes.
Its definitely nerve wracking,
Hayes said. I hope I get to go.
But Id rather be 100 percent sure
that Im going than being on the
bubble.
Edited by Jesse Trimble
iowa state nCAA qualifer
NCAA to announce Indoor qualifers
TrACk & FieLD
COLLege BAskeTBALL
Northern Iowa wins
Arch Madness title
BY r.B. FaLLSTrOM
Associated Press
ST. LOUIS Ali Farokhmanesh
scored eight of Northern Iowas 12
points in overtime, helping the top
seed overcome a big finish from
Osiris Eldridge in a 60-57 victory
over Illinois State in the Missouri
Valley Conference championship
game Sunday.
Kwadzo Ahelegbe added 17
points, hitting the go-ahead free
throws with 16 seconds left in OT
for Northern Iowa (23-10), which
earned the conferences automatic
bid to the NCAA tournament.
The Panthers matched a school
record for victories while earning
their first NCAA bid since 2004.
Eldridge had 21 points and hit
five three-pointers after a score-
less first half, but he missed a long
three-point attempt at the end of
regulation and another at the end
of overtime.
Northern Iowa was 3-0 against
Illinois State (24-9) this season,
with another victory in double-
overtime and all three decided by
a total of nine points.
Like Eldridge, Farokhmanesh
was scoreless in the first half. He
finished with 13 points while
going 3-for-4 from three-point
range, hitting two from long range
in overtime.
Northern Iowa had a 12-point
lead in the first half before Illinois
State rallied behind Eldridges
shooting. Illinois State shot 23
percent in the first half and 30.2
percent overall.
Eldridge missed his first six
shots before heating up with six
in a row, including a pair of three-
pointers from well beyond the
line. Coach Tim Jankovich wore a
big grin after Eldridges 3-pointer
from the deep corner while well
covered put Illinois State in front
43-40 for the first time since the
games first basket.
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.
Terrell Owens needed only two
days to find another place to play.
The Buffalo Bills decided to
take a chance on the talented
but high-maintenance receiver,
signing Owens to a $6.5 million,
one-year deal Saturday.
The 35-year-old Owens caught
69 passes for 1,052 yards and
10 touchdowns last season with
Dallas. But the Cowboys were
looking to improve the atmosphere
in the locker room and decided
they would be better off without
him.
Im leaving Americas team
(for) North Americas team,
Owens said at a news conference.
The Bills will be Owens fourth
stop. He started with San Francisco,
bounced to Philadelphia where
he helped the Eagles get to a Super
Bowl and then to Dallas.
I must move on, and its another
beginning for me, Owens said. If
I can be that extra added piece
to get them to the playoffs, then
thats what Im here for. I looked
at the defensive side of ball and
offensive side of the ball, and these
guys have all the pieces.
The Bills were in need of a
receiver to take the pressure from
Lee Evans. They got one of the
biggest names out there.
We all know of his tremendous
ability and look forward to what
he will bring to our offense, Bills
owner Ralph Wilson said in a
statement. This is a very exciting
day for the Buffalo Bills.
Owens, a six-time Pro Bowler,
is among the NFLs career leaders
in catches, yards and touchdowns.
Over the last three years, his 38
touchdowns are one more than
Randy Moss and hes among the
leagues best in catches, yards, yard
per catch and yards per game.
For the Bills, the signing is their
biggest splash since acquiring
quarterback Drew Bledsoe in a
trade in 2002. Team officials flew
to Miami Saturday morning, flew
back to Buffalo with Owens and
agent Drew Rosenhaus, and signed
the deal in the late afternoon at
Bills headquarters.
Wow! was my first reaction,
Evans said. I know we were
looking at some different receivers
out there. When he was cut by the
Cowboys, I didnt know if we were
going to make the move for him or
not. We did and it worked out. Im
very excited for everybody.
The question now is how T.O.
will deal with Trent Edwards,
who is only entering his second
full year as starter. Jeff Garcia,
Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo
have all had dicey relationships
with Owens. Edwards isnt nearly
as accomplished as any of those
players and the Bills offense has
been abysmal in recent years.
I am really excited about the
addition of Terrell Owens to our
team, Edwards said. We spoke
earlier and both look forward
to working hard this offseason.
We share the common goal of
winning football games. His
ability and experience will add to
our offense and the weapons we
already have.
The Bills were 25th in the NFL
in yards gained and failed to
have a 300-yard passer. Buffalo
has ranked 25th or lower in each
of the past six seasons in total
offense.
Im looking forward to getting
together with Trent, Lee and the
guys and putting some points on
the board, Owens said.
Coach Dick Jauron has often
complained about the Bills lack of
scoring punch, but this represents
a serious change in philosophy for
a team that in the past has tried to
avoid taking on disruptive locker
room personalities.
Owens, though, isnt worried
about his perceived selfishness in
Dallas.
Thats all hearsay, Owens said.
If you look at all the comments
coming from my teammates with
the Cowboys the last three years,
its all been positive. Prior to that, I
really dont want to get into it.
Owens becomes the Bills fourth
free agent addition this offseason.
Buffalo has also signed cornerback
Drayton Florence, backup
quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and
former Panthers offensive lineman
Geoff Hangartner.
nfl
Owens cut from Cowboys, signs with Bills
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bufallo Bills newfootball player Terrell Owens smiles during a news conference Saturday,
March 7, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Owens signed Saturday with the Bills only two days after the high-
maintenance receiver was cut by the Dallas Cowboys.
pga
Yang qualifes for CA
Championship at Doral
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.
Y.E. Yang was frst to fnish at last
years Honda Classic.
This time, he fnished frst.
Alone in front the whole way
Sunday, Yang shot a 2-under 68
to end up one shot ahead of John
Rollins and pick up his frst PGA
Tour victory.
The Korean took command with
three straight birdies on the front
side and wouldnt fold, picking up
a two-year exemption and a check
for $1,008,000. With the win he
qualifed for the CA Championship
at Doral, plus earned an invitation
to the Masters.
This win is the biggest of my
career,Yang said.
Associated Press
By aaRON BEaRD
Associated Press
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Tyler
Hansbrough got the send-off he
wanted in his final home game at
North Carolina, thanks in part to
Ty Lawson.
Hansbrough scored 17 points
in his final home game to help the
No. 2 Tar Heels beat No. 7 Duke
79-71 Sunday and win the Atlantic
Coast Conference regular-season
title.
Lawson added 13 points and
several key plays late for the Tar
Heels (27-3, 13-3
ACC), who earned
the top seed for
next weeks league
tournament in
Atlanta. North
Carolina shot 53
percent and led
most of the second
half for its sixth
win in seven meet-
ings with Duke.
Jon Scheyer scored 24 points
for the Blue Devils (25-6, 11-5),
while Kyle Singler added 23. But
they never could overtake the Tar
Heels once they fell behind mid-
way through the second half, fall-
ing short in their bid to clinch
at least a share of the leagues
regular-season crown for the first
time since 2006.
North Carolina, which beat
Duke 101-87 in Cameron Indoor
Stadium last month, swept the
Blue Devils for only the second
time in the past 13 years. The Tar
Heels also won the ACC outright
for the third time in five seasons.
It was a familiar scenario for
North Carolina, which beat the
Blue Devils by eight to clinch the
league crown in last years regular-
season finale.
W h i l e
Hansbrough had
another strong per-
formance, it was
Lawson who had
25 points in the first
meeting who
took control when
the Tar Heels were
clinging to a 70-68
lead with 3 min-
utes left. First he drove into the
paint and kicked out to Danny
Green for a 3-pointer, then drove
past Scheyer for a layup and drew
the foul for a three-point play that
made it 76-69 with 1:03 left.
Then, after Bobby Frasor tied
up Gerald Henderson to get the
ball back, Lawson
hit two foul shots
to make it 78-69
with 51.7 seconds
left.
Lawson also had
eight rebounds
and nine assists in
36 minutes despite
playing with a sore
toe he injured in
Fridays practice.
Hansbrough finished 5-for-11
from the field but hit two 3-point-
ers to go with eight rebounds in 33
minutes. He exited the game after
fouling out with 13.8 seconds left,
waving his arms to acknowledge
the crowd before shaking hands
with coach Roy Williams as he
made his way back to the bench.
Wayne Ellington added 16
points on 7-for-10 shooting, while
Deon Thompson had 14 for North
Carolina. The Tar Heels also took
a 37-22 edge on the boards.
Duke led 39-38 at halftime
behind 15 points from Singler,
who repeatedly found himself
open on the perimeter as the Blue
Devils penetrated and kicked out
for open looks. But they didnt fare
much better defensively than the
Tar Heels, with both
teams shooting 56
percent in the open-
ing 20 minutes.
In the second
half, however, only
the Tar Heels were
able to continue that
kind of efficiency.
The Blue Devils
shot just 32 percent
in the second half,
though much of that came as they
missed plenty of open looks that
they knocked down in earlier in
the game. That was particularly
true for Singler, who shot just
2-for-10 after halftime.
The game drew its share of Tar
Heel celebrities amid the rowdy
capacity crowd. Michael Jordan
the managing partner of the NBAs
Charlotte Bobcats arrived with
head coach Larry Brown and cur-
rent players Raymond Felton and
Sean May. In addition, former
Democratic presidential candi-
date John Edwards attended with
his wife, Elizabeth.
COllEGE BASKETBAll
Hansbrough plays in fnal home game
Tar Heels won the
Atlantic Coast Confer-
ence regular-season
title after Sundays
victory over Duke.
Managing partner of
the Charlotte Bobcats,
Michael Jordan, coach
Larry Brown and cur-
rent players Raymond
Felton and Sean May
attended the game.
North Carolina Tar Heels forward scores 17 points, leading to a victory over Duke, 79-71
ASSOCIATED PRESS
North Carolinas Tyler Hansbrough, left, and DeonThompson pressure Dukes Kyle Singler
during the frst half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Sunday. The Tar Heels
won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title.
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