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ASSOCIATED PRESS
17 deaths
linked to
flooding
Rising water torments
Midwest towns
full AP STORy PAgE 9A
kansas defeats
chicago state
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Pitching makes the difference
Parking may
get a break
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Campus could become more
accessible under new platform
BY BRENNA HAWLEY
bhawley@kansan.com
Windmills, eliminating doors and the
lifespan on swimming pools were dis-
cussed at Tuesday nights University Daily
Kansan Student Senate Debate at Woodruff
Auditorium in the
Kansas Union.
Student Senate
presidential and vice
presidential candidates
from coalitions United
Students, Connect
KU and Students of
Liberty participated in
the debate. Candidates
answered students
questions submitted via
YouTube, e-mail and
from the audience.
One of the major
issues of the debate was
creating a more sustain-
able campus.
Eric Hyde, Lawrence
sophomore and vice
presidential candidate
for Students of Liberty,
said Pratt Community
College built three wind-
mills on its campus to
help with a $200,000 def-
icit. He said the deficit
was resolved in one year.
He said the University of
Kansas could be a more
eco-friendly university but sometimes pol-
itics slowed the process down.
One of the worst things you can have
for greening is politics mixed in with it,
Hyde said.
Adam McGonigle, Wichita sophomore
and presidential candidate for United
Students, said one of United Students plat-
forms would focus on making campus
more energy-efficient and said the plat-
form would be released in the next week.
Connect KU said it focused on a more
sustainable campus by cleaning up Potter
Lake. Jason Oruch, Plano, Texas, junior,
and vice presidential candidate for Connect
KU, said the lake was a
staple of the University.
He said years ago, Potter
Lake was a gathering
place for students, much
like Wescoe Beach. He
said there used to be
entertainment shows at
the lake, as well.
We want to make
it more sustainable but
also more of a hangout,
Oruch said.
Austi n Kel l y,
Lawrence junior and
presidential candidate
for Connect KU, said
there were many prob-
lems at the University,
and Connect KU was
working right now to fix those. He said one
way his coalition would
solve problems would
be to get input from all
students. If elected, he
would take all the doors
off their hinges so every-
one would be welcome
all the time.
One of the YouTube
questions asked United Students why stu-
dents should pay for a pool that would
not be finished until current students had
graduated. Building a pool at the Student
Recreation Fitness Center to replace the
one at Robinson Gymnasium was the first
platform of United Students.
McGonigle said that the average lifetime
of a swimming pool was 25 years, accord-
ing to the director of the Recreation Center.
He said that by the time his proposed pool
would be completed, the pool in Robinson
Gymnasium would be twice that age.
McGonigle said
that student athletes
should be able to swim
in a better pool and
students working out
shouldnt have to work
their schedule around
the few hours that the
current pool is open.
If students want to
run and swim they can
do it at the same place,
McGonigle said.
The problem of higher student fees was
another issue candidates discussed.
McGonigle said United Students was
committed to keeping fees down. Kelly said
that his freshman year, he paid $287 per
semester in student
fees. Now students pay
almost $378.
Adam Wood,
Lawrence junior and
Students of Liberty
presidential candidate,
said fees were already
too high and that he
didnt support increas-
es.
The word that
comes to mind is no,
he said.
Wood said that if he was elected, there
would be no fee increases ever, and that fee
increases were actually tuition increases.
Another question was why students
should think they were fairly represented
by these candidates. All six candidates are
white males.
Wood said that whether a candidate was
a man or a woman was irrelevant, but what
mattered was what their ideas were.
Kelly said Connect KU was running
with senators from China, Vietnam, Saudi
Arabia and Austria, so the coalition was not
all one kind of person.
All three coalitions
said they supported
the Multicultural
Education Fund, which
gave money to increase
multicultural events at
the University.
Does it really mat-
ter who the president
and vice president are
if its Student Senate
who is spending our
money? asked a student on YouTube.
Candidates responded that the president
and vice president hold leadership posi-
tions and also have more specific duties.
The president has veto power and can say
no to any legislation
that passes through
full Senate. Senate can
overturn a veto with
two-thirds support.
The vice president runs
Senate meetings and
can make decisions
on how legislation is
heard. Both elected
people also hire an
executive staff that is
paid with student fees
and also appoint chairs for committees.
Look for future articles about the plat-
forms mentioned in Tuesdays debate and
other platforms of each coalition. More
profiles of students running for Student
Senate will also be featured in the coming
weeks.
Edited by Matt Hirschfeld
Rachel Anne Seymour/KANSAN
Ku Student Senate coalitions, fromleft, Connect Ku, Students of liberty and united Students debated in the Kansas UnionTuesday. The presidential and vice presidential candidates answered questions fromstudents via
YouTube, e-mail and the audience.
student senate
CANDIDATES SPEAK OuT
Coalitions address issues such as student fees, environment
One of worst things you can
have for greening is politics
mixed in with it.
Eric HyDE
Vice presidential candidate
Students of Liberty
Gillaspie
Hyde
Kelly
McGonigle
Oruch
Wood
ConstruCtion
Lawrence to repave
damaged streets
The 2008 Street Maintenance Project
kicked off yesterday afternoon. Dena
Mezger, Lawrence assistant public works
director, said that students would be
affected by construction in three major
areas.
Taylor Miller/KANSAN
Pothole at 19th and Louisiana streets.
full story on page 10a
environment
Sustainability
starts with carpet
full story on page 10a
A world leader in sustainability
will speak at the University of Kansas
tonight.
Ray Anderson, founder of Interface,
a commercial carpet company, has
appeared in documentaries such as The
Corporation and The 11th Hour
explaining his commitment to sustain-
able business practices.
wednesday, march 26, 2008 www.kansan.com volume 118 issue 118
If students want to run and
swim they can do it at the same
place.
ADAM McGOniGLE
Presidential candidate
United Students
NEWS 2A Wednesday, March 26, 2008
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The cost of postage is go-
ing up to 42 cents on May 12.
It is the third increase in three
years. On April 3, 1988, the
day before KU won the NCAA
basketball championship,
postage increased for the frst
time in three years from 22
cents to 25 cents.
Tuesdays womens basket-
ball story incorrectly stated
Kansas last appearance in
the NCAA Tournament was in
2001. The Jayhawks last NCAA
Tournament appearance
was in the 1999-2000 season
when they lost to Vanderbilt
in the frst round.
daily KU info
The KU Geology Colloquium
Series will present The hype
about the Greenland Ice Sheet:
is it warranted? at 11:30 a.m. in
103 Lindley Hall.
The University Forum: De-
mocracy as a Contact Sport
will begin at noon at the EMC
Center.
Linda Weintraub will begin a
lecture at noon in the com-
mons of Spooner Hall.
The workshop Database
Design will begin at 1 p.m. in
the Budig PC Lab.
The Osher Institute will pres-
ent The Bible, An Unauthor-
ized Biography at 2 p.m. at
Continuing Education.
The softball team will com-
pete against Missouri State at 3
p.m. at Arrocha Ballpark.
The baseball team will com-
pete against Chicago State at 3
p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.
The workshop Internships
and Experimental Education
will begin at 3:30 p.m. in 149
Burge Union.
The concert Faculty Artist
David Fedele, fute will begin
at 7:30 p.m. in Swarthout Re-
cital Hall in Murphy Hall.
The Walter S. Sutton Ethics
Lecture Sustainability in Ac-
tion will begin at 7:30 p.m. in
the Woodruf Auditorium in
the Kansas Union.
Jessie Fetterling/KANSAN
Brylie Oxley, Lawrence, holds signs for the KUWatch protest against the war in IraqTuesday afternoon in front of Staufer-Flint Hall. KUWatch encouraged students awareness about the funding
that the University received fromthe Department of Defense.
Jessie Fetterling/KANSAN
Sean Tokarz, Wichita freshman, and Michael Gillespie, Newark, N.J., hang an anti-war sign readingU.S. Out Of IraqTuesday afternoon in front of Staufer-Flint Hall. More than 50 people
gathered to protest the war and specifcally the funding University research received fromthe Department of Defense.
War cry
Major combat opera-
tions in Iraq have ended. In
the battle of Iraq, the United
States and our allies have
prevailed.
George W. Bush
May 1, 2003
At least 97 percent of the
deaths in Iraq occurred after
President George W. Bush
announced the end of major
combat in Iraq. One hundred
and forty American service
members died before May 1,
2003, out of 4,000.
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Traveler discovers
unexpected visitor
McLEAN, Va. A high school
coach emptying his luggage after
a team trip to South Carolina was
bitten by a small rattlesnake that
had somehow gotten into his bag,
authorities said.
Andy Bacas was released Tues-
day after an overnight hospital
stay.
Bacas, a rowing coach at Yor-
ktown High School in Arlington,
told authorities he felt a sharp
pain on his hand Monday when
he reached into his luggage after
returning from the road trip. He
then saw the nearly foot-long
snake and slammed the suitcase
shut.
Fire and rescue workers took
the suitcase outside, opened it
and blasted the snake, a juvenile
canebrake rattler, with a carbon
dioxide fre extinguisher. The
chemical froze the animal to
death.
Bacas son, Peter, said the
luggage had been left open on a
porch during the trip. Barksdale
said he had no information that
the snake was deliberately put
into the luggage.
Dude looks like a lady
for concert tickets
HARTFORD, Conn. Prosecu-
tors say a video shows a Connecti-
cut correction ofcer running a
40-yard-dash in womens clothing
and high heels at a time he
had claimed he was too injured
to work.
Garrett A. Dalton of Naugatuck
has been charged with workers
compensation fraud. Hes accused
of taking part in a radio stations
contest for Hannah Montana
concert tickets last year. Not only
did he have to dress in drag but
he had to carry an egg on a spoon.
Authorities were alerted after
someone saw Dalton in a TV
news report. Prosecutors say the
41-year-old collected more than
$5,000 in workers compensation
after he reported a work-related
injury in June.
Court documents do not list an
attorney for Dalton, and his phone
number is unlisted. And no, he
didnt win the contest.
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BY MARY SORRICK
msorrick@kansan.com
Housing maintenance took
advantage of a student-free Oliver
Hall during spring break to install
environmentally friendly carpet.
The carpet was produced by
Interface, a company dedicated to
sustainable business practices.
Ray Anderson, founder of
Interface, pledged in 1995 that
Interface would become the
worlds first entirely sustainable
company by 2020. He pledged
to ban the use of petroleum in
Interface carpet manufacturing
and has developed carpet fibers
that can be more easily recycled.
Anderson will speak about
sustainability tonight at 7:30 in
Woodruff Auditorium.
Lorraine Malone, coordinator
of Housing Maintenance, said the
eco-friendly Interface carpet had
been in Oliver and GSP-Corbin
Halls for at least three years.
Its great for us, Malone said.
From the cleanability to the waste
and cost factors.
One factor that makes the car-
pet less wasteful, Malone said, is
the ease with which it can be
replaced. The carpet is installed
as tiles that range in size from 20
square inches to 24 square inches.
The removable tiles allow spills
and stains in residence halls to be
cleaned by replacing individual
carpet pieces rather than recarpet-
ing an entire room.
Malone also said waste associ-
ated with carpet had been abated
by a state-initiated carpet-recy-
cling program introduced last
year. The program ensures that
carpet from KU buildings get
recycled and reused, instead of
ending up in landfills.
Eco-friendly cleaning products
used by Custodial Services in the
Kansas Union also support sus-
tainability on campus.
Kirby Ostrander, custodial super-
visor at the Kansas Union, said he
introduced sustainable products to
Custodial Services cleaner collec-
tion after attending a green cleaning
seminar six years ago.
One of the sustainable cleaners,
called H2Orange2, replaced many
of the aerosols and chemical-laden
cleaners that KU custodians had
been using. H2Orange2, which
contains orange oil and hydrogen
peroxide, does not have the harm-
ful compounds such as chlorine
and bleach found in many clean-
ing products.
Studie Red Corn, Shawnee senior
and member of the student envi-
ronmental advisory board, said the
University had made vast improve-
ments in terms of sustainability.
Were getting to a tipping
point, he said. I feel like things
are picking up, and theres a whole
lot getting ready to happen.
Edited by Russell Davies
BY BRENNA HAWLEY
bhawley@kansan.com
Allowing free parking in the
garage attached to the Kansas
Union is United Students second
platform.
The coalition wants to open the
top level of the garage to free park-
ing every weekday after 5 p.m.
Students must pay to park at the
garage all day and night during the
week, but it is free on weekends.
Students who have a valid park-
ing pass can park in the garage
during weekdays.
They also want to open the
entire garage for free on basket-
ball game days. If elected, United
Students will propose this measure
next fall with hopes to implement it
by Spring 2009.
Michael Gillaspie, Ashland
junior and United Students vice
presidential candidate, said many
groups held meetings in the Kansas
Union after 5 p.m. but still had to
pay for parking.
He said the coalition was trying
to make campus more accessible
to off-campus students. The night
campus express bus is free for stu-
dents and departs from the Kansas
Union to take students to locations
around campus.
Adam McGonigle, Wichita
sophomore and United Students
presidential candidate, said the
Kansas Union parking garage was
one of the only places on campus
that students still had to pay to
park in at night.
It takes so much time to drive
all over campus looking for that
one spot at night, and there is
an entire garage that sits virtually
empty, McGonigle said.
McGonigle said that during bas-
ketball games, fans took most other
spots on campus because they were
closer to Allen Fieldhouse.
Gillaspie said other things hap-
pened on campus during basket-
ball games, and free parking in the
garage would give these people an
easy place to park.
During basketball games,
students still have mid-terms,
Gillaspie said.
May Davis, transportation coor-
dinator for the Parking Department
and member of United Students,
said any proposal from United
Students had to go through the
Parking Commission. Davis, Clay
Center sophomore, said the com-
mission was made up of students,
faculty and staff and that it made
all parking and transit decisions
that are later implemented by the
Parking Department. McGonigle
said that he spoke with Davis
before forming his platform, but
that it wasnt her idea.
Davis also said the new Sabatini
Multicultural Resource Center next
to the Kansas Union increased the
number of people at the Kansas
Union at night.
The Kansas Union is such a
hub of activity, and the fact that
its not at the center of campus is a
problem, Davis said.
She said the campus night
express bus helped with that, but
it departed from the front of the
Kansas Union, not from Mississippi
Street where yellow parking lots
were. She said free parking in the
Kansas Union would help facilitate
the increased traffic.
Danny Kaiser, assistant director
of the Parking Department, said
allowing free parking in the garage
would affect the budget, but he
didnt know how much. He said the
department had to do a study to
see how much money it made from
the parking garage to know how
much it would be affected. He said
the department did make money
from the garage, where people have
to pay to park at all times during
weekdays.
Kaiser said the department took
out a bond to pay for the parking
garage in 1999. As of June 30, 2007,
there was more than $5 million left
to pay on the garage. It originally
cost more than $11 million and is
planned to be paid off by 2014.
McGonigle said that United
Students realized the department
had to pay off the garage, but also
said the department was very coop-
erative in finding better parking for
students.
Free parking in the Kansas
Union parking garage was a plat-
form for the KUnited coalition in
Spring 2005. Davis said it probably
didnt pass then because the park-
ing commission didnt like the idea.
She said the commission members
changed each year, so proposals
passed depending on the makeup
of the commission.
Kaiser said that parking had
never been free at the Kansas
Union parking garage after 5 p.m.
on weekdays, but was free on week-
ends.
Edited by Matt Hirschfeld
Mindy Ricketts/KANSAN
Student Senate coalition United Students wants to give students free parking in the Kansas
Union parking garage. The coalition proposed to make parking in the top level of the garage free
after 5 p.m. on weekdays so students can go to night meetings and classes more easily. United
Students also wants to make the entire garage free on basketball game days because basketball
fans take many other spots on campus.
Jon Goering/KANSAN
Sustainable carpet, such as the carpet used at Oliver Hall, is one way the University cuts
down on waste.
Sustainability starts
with the carpet
United Students names second platform
Coalition prioritizes parking
campus EnvironmEnt
NEWS 4A wednesday, march 26, 2008
BY CALEB SOMMERVILLE
csommerville@kansan.com
A Jewish fraternity will join the
40 greek houses at the University of
Kansas within the next few years.
Zeta Beta Tau, a fraternity based
in Indianapolis, is coming back to
the University after being absent
for about ten years. It closed its first
house in the late 1990s because of
a lack of general leadership in the
chapter.
ZBT was invited to start a new
chapter by KUs Interfraternity
Council and the Office of Fraternity
and Sorority Life in September
2007.
Associate Executive Director
Laurence Bolotin said the frater-
nity had begun to receive requests to
start a new ZBT chapter on campus,
so it has begun to reconnect with
campus and alumni.
ZBT does not have a house yet,
but Bolotin said that the fraternity
had other more pressing priorities.
Our hope would be that we can
build up a strong membership base
so that a house could be located in
the following year, Bolotin said.
Bolotin hopes to recruit about
20-30 founding fathers before the
next academic year.
The fraternity was founded at
Columbia University in New York by
Richard J. H. Gottheil in 1898. It was
started as the first North American
Jewish fraternity because Jewish stu-
dents were often not allowed to join
existing fraternities.
The KU chapter was started in the
1950s, and the strongest years here
were in the 1980s, Bolotin said.
ZBT became a non-pledging
fraternity in 1989, in an effort to
eliminate hazing. The fraternity had
problems with pledges being treated
like second-class citizens, so they
created the Brotherhood Program.
The program emphasized earn-
ing membership every day while
in the organization, as opposed to
earning the membership over the
course of only one semester.
Because our founders knew
what it felt like to be discriminated
against, it is important to ZBT that
we always provide a welcoming
environment to any college male
of good moral character who is
passionate about our mission as a
Jewish fraternity, Bolotin said.
The fraternity also experienced
a lower level of interest in the 1970s
because of the Vietnam conflict and
the anti-establishment feelings that
were popular during that time.
ZBT has about 110,000 members
at more than 80 campuses in both
the U.S. and Canada.
Another Jewish fraternity already
exists on campus. Drew Eltis, presi-
dent of Alpha Epsilon Pi, said having
another Jewish fraternity on campus
was a good thing for the Jewish
community.
Were looking forward to the
growing Jewish population on cam-
pus, Eltis said.
Edited by Matt Hirschfeld
Chapter makes comeback
campus
Zeta Beta Tau plans to return after 10-year absence
health
Study shows that premature
babies have higher death rates
ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHICAGO The largest-ever
study of the long-term conse-
quences of premature birth finds
that children born early have high-
er death rates in childhood and
are more likely to be childless in
adulthood.
Experts called the research sig-
nificant because it followed 1.2
million Norwegian births over
decades. It also raises questions
about future risks for even tinier
babies saved today by modern
medicine.
New drugs and therapies first
used widely in the 1990s now save
smaller and sicker babies. So the
babies in the study may have been
healthier, on average, than chil-
dren born premature in recent
years, experts said.
Are we improving their surviv-
al but at the expense of significant
problems down the road? asked
study leader Geeta Swamy of Duke
University Medical Center.
Most preemies grow up to have
good health and normal reproduc-
tion, but the researchers found
heightened risks compared with
babies born at full term from
1967 to 1988. The findings add
to known consequences of pre-
maturity such as lung problems,
disabilities, mental retardation and
school delays.
U.S. rates of premature births
climbed steadily during the past
two decades reaching an estimated
12.8 percent of births in 2006, gov-
ernment figures show. More than
540,000 babies were born prema-
ture that year. Fertility treatments
that result in multiple births and
older mothers contributed to the
rise.
In the United States, there is
an epidemic of preterm birth, and
prevention is absolutely critical,
said Alan Fleischman of the March
of Dimes. He was not involved in
the study.
Fleischman said prevention
efforts include hormone treatment
for women with a history of giving
premature birth, avoiding induc-
ing labor unless medically neces-
sary and reducing the number of
embryos implanted at one time
during fertility treatments.
In the study, appearing in
Wednesdays Journal of the
American Medical Association,
more than 60,000 Norwegian chil-
dren were born premature, about 5
percent overall. Only single births
were included.
As expected, babies born early
were more likely to die during the
first year of life compared with
babies born at term.
Surprisingly, their increased risk
of death persisted as they aged.
The children who were born
five to nine weeks early (28 to 32
weeks into the pregnancy) showed
a doubled risk of death from ages 1
to 5 compared with children born
at normal term. (The overall risk
of death was low: 33 of the 5,880
children in the premature group
died.)
When the researchers looked
at boys and girls separately, they
found a stronger link in boys
between premature birth and
higher death rates in childhood.
The causes of childhood deaths
are still being analyzed, but birth
defects and childhood cancers
played a role, Swamy said.
In adulthood, other differences
showed up. Prematurity was linked
to lower levels of education and
more childlessness in both men
and women in a subset of more
than 580,000 births from 1967
through 1976.
Women who were preemies had
a higher risk of giving birth to
premature babies themselves. The
risk of next-generation premature
births increased with the severity
of prematurity in the mothers.
As in other studies, there were
more premature births among
single mothers and those with less
education.
Norways homogenous popula-
tion and its universal access to
medical care make the findings a
best case scenario, said Wanda
Barfield of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. She co-
authored an accompanying edito-
rial in the journal.
In the United States, premature
birth rates among black moth-
ers are higher than among white
mothers, she said.
The findings suggest people
may want to tell their doctors if
they were born early.
Research uncovers Democratic presidential
candidates distant celebrity relatives
ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOSTON This could make
for one odd family reunion: Barack
Obama is a distant cousin of actor
Brad Pitt, and Hillary Rodham
Clinton is related to Pitts girlfriend,
Angelina Jolie.
Researchers at the New England
Historic Genealogical Society
found some remarkable fam-
ily connections for the three presi-
dential candidates Democratic
rivals Obama and Clinton, and
Republican John McCain.
Clinton, who is of French-
Canadian descent on her mothers
side, is also a distant cousin of
singers Madonna, Celine Dion and
Alanis Morissette. Obama, the son
of a white woman from Kansas
and a black man from Kenya, can
call six U.S. presidents, includ-
ing George W. Bush, his cousins.
McCain is a sixth cousin of first
lady Laura Bush.
Youd think with all that singing
talent in the family shed be able
to carry a tune, Clintons senior
adviser Philippe Reines said. But
now it makes much more sense
how she snagged a Grammy.
Clinton won for best spoken
word Grammy in 1997 for It
Takes a Village. Obama also won a
Grammy in that category this year
for the audio version of his book,
The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts
On Reclaiming The American
Dream.
Genealogist Christopher Child
said that while the candidates often
focus on pointing out differenc-
es between them, their ancestry
shows they are more alike than
they think.
It shows that lots of different
people can be related, people you
wouldnt necessarily expect, Child
said.
Obama has a prolific presiden-
tial lineage that features Democrats
and Republicans. His distant
cousins include President George
W. Bush and his father, George
H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Lyndon
Johnson, Harry S. Truman and
James Madison. Other Obama
cousins include Vice President Dick
Cheney, British Prime Minister Sir
Winston Churchill and Civil War
General Robert E. Lee.
His kinships are across the
political spectrum, Child said.
Child has spent the last three
years tracing the candidates gene-
alogy, along with senior research
scholar Gary Boyd Roberts, author
of the 1989 book, Ancestors of
American Presidents.
Clintons distant cousins include
beatnik author Jack Kerouac and
Camilla Parker-Bowles, wife of
Prince Charles of England.
McCains ancestry was more dif-
ficult to trace because records on
his relatives were not as complete as
records for the families of Obama
and Clinton, Child said.
Obama and President Bush
are 10th cousins, once removed,
linked by Samuel Hinkley of Cape
Cod, who died in 1662.
Pitt and Obama are ninth cous-
ins, linked by Edwin Hickman, who
died in Virginia in 1769. Clinton
and Jolie are ninth cousins, twice
removed, both related to Jean
Cusson who died in St. Sulpice,
Quebec, in 1718.
ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTOS
Research conducted by the NewEngland Historic Genealogical Society in Boston found
that Obama and Pitt and Clinton and Jolie are distant relatives.
election
Nancy
Reagan
endorses
McCain
ASSOCIATED PRESS
SANTA ANA, Calif. Former
first lady Nancy Reagan planned
to endorse John McCain for presi-
dent on Tuesday, as the Arizona
senator continued to collect the
backing of leading Republicans
who might
help him win
over critical
conservative
voters.
McCain is
on the West
coast this
week to raise
money. He
was to stop by
the southern
Ca l i f or ni a
home of former President Ronald
Reagans widow to accept her
endorsement.
In a statement before the event,
Reagan said she typically waits
until after the GOP convention
to announce her support but she
decided to do so now because it
is clear the Republican Party has
chosen its nominee.
John McCain has been a
good friend for over thirty years,
Reagan said. My husband and
I first came to know him as a
returning Vietnam War POW,
and were impressed by the cour-
age he had shown through his
terrible ordeal. I believe Johns
record and experience have pre-
pared him well to be our next
president.
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WASHINGTON Shipping
by mistake electrical fuses for an
intercontinental ballistic missile to
Taiwan raised concerns Tuesday for
U.S.-China relations and triggered
a broad investigation into the secu-
rity of Pentagon weapons.
China vehemently opposes U.S.
arms sales to Taiwan. Four of the
cone-shaped fuses were shipped
to Taiwanese officials in Fall 2006
instead of the helicopter batteries
they had ordered.
Despite quarterly checks of the
inventory, defense officials said
they never knew the fuses were
gone. Only after months of discus-
sions with Taiwan over the missing
batteries did the Pentagon finally
realize late last week the grav-
ity of what had happened.
Once the error was discovered,
the military quickly recovered the
four fuses. How it happened, and
whether the incident constitutes
a violation of any treaty or agree-
ment governing international sales
of missile technology, were linger-
ing questions.
At a hastily called news confer-
ence Tuesday, Ryan Henry, the No. 2
policy official in Defense Secretary
Robert Gates office, said President
Bush as well as Chinese leaders
were informed of the mistake an
error Henry called intolerable.
I can not emphasize forcefully
enough how strong the secretary
feels about this matter and how
disconcerting it is to him, Henry
told reporters. He added that in an
organization the size of the Defense
Department there will be mistakes,
but that they cannot be tolerated
in the arena in strategic systems,
whether they are nuclear or only
associated equipment, as was in
this case.
In a comment directed at the
Chinese concerns, Henry said the
error does not suggest that U.S.
policies on arms sales to Taiwan
have changed.
Taiwan, which split from China
amid civil war in 1949, is the most
sensitive issue in U.S.-China rela-
tions. Chinese officials repeatedly
complained about U.S. arms sales
to Taiwan during meetings with
Gates in Beijing last fall. The U.S.
insists it only provides weapons
that would allow Taiwan to defend
itself.
Beijing claims Taiwan as its
own and has threatened to attack
should the self-governing island
make its de facto independence for-
mal. Washington has hinted that it
would go to war to protect Taiwan.
Gates has ordered a full inves-
tigation, and in a memo Tuesday
he put Navy Adm. Kirkland H.
Donald in charge and asked that
Donald report back with an initial
assessment by April 15.
Henry said an examination
of the site in Taiwan where the
components had been stored after
delivery indicated that they had
not been tampered with. He said
the components were quite dated,
as part of a system designed in the
1960s.
The Chinese Embassy did not
immediately respond to a request
for comment. A Taiwan official said
Tuesday that the islands diplomats
in Washington typically do not
comment on Defense Department
matters.
news 5A Wednesday, march 26, 2008
ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI Part of a construction
crane plummeted 30 floors at the
site of a high-rise condominium
Tuesday, smashing into a home that
the contractor used for storage and
killing two workers, police said.
Five workers were injured,
including one in critical condition,
officials said.
One of those killed died inside
the house, and the other died at a
hospital, police spokesman Delrish
Moss said.
The cranes main vertical section
was intact, but the part that fell was
a 20-foot section that workers had
been raising to extend the equip-
ments reach, Miami fire spokes-
man Ignatius Carroll said. It fell
30 floors and smashed through the
homes Spanish-tiled roof.
Authorities were checking
employee logs to make sure no
workers were missing. But an ini-
tial survey by rescue workers and
dogs found no evidence of vic-
tims trapped at the site of the 40-
plus-story luxury condo tower on
Biscayne Bay, Moss said.
Fire officials said rescue efforts
were hampered because the crane
remained unstable.
David Martinez, a pipe fitter, was
on the fourth floor of the condo
tower eating lunch when the crash
occurred.
It was like a small earthquake,
he said. We looked outside, and
we couldnt even see. It took sev-
eral minutes for the dust to clear,
Martinez said.
Mary Costello, a senior vice
president for Bovis Lend Lease
Holdings Inc., which was manag-
ing the construction, said the acci-
dent occurred when a subcontrac-
tor tried to raise the crane section
and it came loose. The company
is cooperating with investigators,
she said.
Our hearts are heavy at this
moment for the two deceased
individuals, including one of our
own employees and the additional
injured workers, she said in a state-
ment.
The subcontractor and the
tower developer, Royal Palms
Communities, did not return phone
messages seeking comment.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK Wall Street
paused after a huge two-session
rally Tuesday but closed mostly
higher, holding on to almost all
its gains even after disappointing
reports on consumer sentiment
and the housing market.
Stocks pulled past profit-tak-
ing that was due in part to the
Conference Boards report that
consumer confidence sank to a
five-year low in March. The index
has been weakening since July, and
is closely watched to determine
the future of consumer spending,
perhaps the most critical part of
the economy.
Meanwhile, the Standard &
Poors/Case-Shiller home price
index indicated that U.S. home
prices fell 11.4 percent in January,
the steepest drop since data was
first collected in 1987. The latest
decline means prices have been
growing more slowly or dropping
for 19 consecutive months.
Volume was light, with many
investors holding off any big moves
while the market sought a direc-
tion; trading remained uneasy amid
the ongoing uncertainty about the
economy and credit markets. Still,
the fact that stocks didnt suffer
a huge pullback, which has been
the markets pattern for months
after a big gain, indicated that at
least for the time being Wall Street
seems more capable of handling
bad news.
Stocks had charged higher in
the days following the Federal
Reserves decision to aid invest-
ment banks and orchestrate a buy-
out deal for a near-collapsed Bear
Stearns Cos. The Dow Jones indus-
trials shot up nearly 450 points in
the previous two sessions.
There is a lot of cash on the
sidelines right now, and theyre
really waiting to see if theres
another shoe to drop, said Todd
Leone, managing director of equi-
ty trading at Cowen & Co. Bear
Stearns has taken a lot of fear
out of the market, and the Fed is
doing what it can for the credit
crunch, but I think theres still
uncertainty.
The Dow fell 16.04, or 0.13 per-
cent, to 12,532.60.
The blue chip index was actual-
ly the laggard in Tuesdays session
the broader Standard & Poors
500 and Nasdaq composite index-
es had more robust gains. The
S&P rose 3.11, or 0.23 percent, to
1,352.99; the Nasdaq added 14.30,
or 0.61 percent, to 2,341.05.
Advancing issues led decliners
by 2 to 1 on the New York Stock
Exchange, where consolidated vol-
ume came to 3.99 billion shares
from 4.37 billion on Monday.
Bond prices rose, regaining
ground after a huge decline on
Monday that accompanied the
rally on Wall Street. The yield on
the benchmark 10-year Treasury
note fell to 3.49 percent from late
Mondays 3.55 percent. The yield
moved to 3.51 percent in after-
hours trading.
The dollar was down against
other major currencies, while gold
prices rose.
Oil futures wobbled, with some
investors selling on new worries
about the economy and buying
in response to the dollars latest
decline. Light, sweet crude rose
36 cents to settle at $101.22 a bar-
rel on the New York Mercantile
Exchange.
Though many on Wall Street
expected the latest batch of eco-
nomic data to be negative and
that might have helped investors
shake off the bad news there
continues to be lingering con-
cerns about consumer spending.
The mood on Main Street is criti-
cal because consumer spending
makes up about 70 percent of eco-
nomic activity.
The Conference Board said
its Consumer Confidence Index
plunged to 64.5 in March from a
revised 76.4 in February. The read-
ing a five-year low was far
below the 73.0 expected by ana-
lysts surveyed by Thomson/IFR.
What is troubling is that con-
sumer confidence took a plunge,
and I think were going to see con-
sumer spending weaken as we go
forward, said Peter Cardillo, chief
market economist at New York-
based brokerage house Avalon
Partners.
Meanwhile, Standard & Poors/
Case-Shiller index showed U.S.
home prices declined 11.4 percent
in January from a year earlier.
In corporate news, Monsanto
Co. shares jumped almost 10 per-
cent after the agricultural products
company said earnings per share
for the second quarter and for all
of fiscal 2008 will be stronger than
originally projected. Shares rose
$10.29, or 9.9 percent, to $114.54,
and also helped boost others in
the sector.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. shares
fell 49 cents to $46.06 after a secu-
rities analyst said the bank will end
up paying about $65 per share for
Bear Stearns. That amount, which
includes costs to bring the two
companies together, was labeled
too high a price for a deeply trou-
bled company, the Punk, Ziegel &
Co. analyst said.
Bear Stearns fell 31 cents, or
2.8 percent, to $10.94 above the
$10 per share buyout price being
offered by JPMorgan. There has
been some speculation in the mar-
ket that a higher offer might come
before the deal closes.
Yahoo Inc. rose $1.21, or 4.4
percent, to $28.73 on specula-
tion Microsoft Inc. will raise its
takeover price for the Internet
company beyond $31 per share.
Microsoft fell 3 cents to $29.14.
The Russell 2000 index of
smaller companies rose $3.99, or
0.57 percent, to 705.27.
Investors overseas remained
upbeat following the U.S. rallies
Monday and last week. Japans
Nikkei stock average finished
up 2.12 percent. Britains FTSE
100 fell 0.91 percent, Germanys
DAX index rose 3.24 percent, and
Frances CAC-40 rose 3.49 per-
cent.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Construction workers look on as a section of a crane is lifted froma house and set on the groundTuesday in Miami. Two workers were killed and
four others were injuredTuesday when a crane collapsed at a downtown high-rise condominiumsite and fell on top of a home that the contractor
used as an ofce, police said.
nation
Crane collapse kills two in Miami
economy
Wall Street slows down
east asia
United States accidently ships weapons to Taiwan
In bRIEf
No one injured in frearm
discharge during fight
CHARLOTTE, N.C. The pilot
of a US Airways plane may have
been mishandling a frearm
when it went of in fight, pierc-
ing the cockpit wall before the
jet landed safely, a federal air
marshal said Tuesday.
Airline ofcials have said the
accidental discharge did not
endanger the 124 passengers
and fve crew members over the
weekend. But air safety experts
said the hole could have caused
the plane to rapidly depressur-
ize had it been in a window at a
higher altitude.
All people eligible to carry
guns in the cockpit carry the
same weapon, the .40-caliber
semiautomatic H&K USP.
This is an extremely safe and
reliable weapon, said Greg Alter
of the Federal Air Marshal Ser-
vice. Its not going to discharge
on its own, is the bottom line.
The pistol discharged shortly
before noon Saturday aboard
Flight 1536 from Denver to Char-
lotte, as the plane was at about
8,000 feet and was approaching
to land. The photos taken by The
Associated Press show a small
entry hole in the lower side of
the cockpit wall and a small exit
hole on the exterior below the
cockpit window.
There are two issues: would
they (the crew) have enough
oxygen to remain alert, said
Earl Dowell, an aeronautical
engineering professor at Duke
University. If the crew could
no longer control the airplane,
that would be a big deal. And
the rapid loss of pressure might
damage the structure itself.
The gunshot marked the
frst time a pilots weapon has
been fred on a plane since the
fight deck ofcer program was
created following Sept. 11, 2001,
Alter said.
The Transportation Security
Administration is investigating
how the gun discharged.
Associated Press
entertainment 6a wednesday, March 26, 2008
10 is the easiest day, 0 the
most challenging.
HOROSCOPES
ARiES (March21-April 19)
Today is a 7
Your luck has improved, but
youre facing new problems. If
its not one thing, its another.
Keep on your game face. Impor-
tant people are being favorably
impressed.
TAuRuS (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 7
Opinions are strong and
tempers are short, so caution is
advised. Its wise to keep out of
an argument that doesnt really
concern you.
GEMini (May 21-June 21)
Today is a 7
The hard part is almost over.
Dont give up; give it one more
try. Schedule your celebration
outing for tomorrow. Youll have
more time then.
CAnCER (June 22-July 22)
Today is a 6
By now you should know what
works and what doesnt, whats
real and whats make believe.
With a little work, you can mini-
mize your losses. Dont give up.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 7
Make the tough decision, and
then you can relax. You and a
loved one may even fnd a way
to get something youve had
to do without. Put your heads
together.
ViRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Today is a 6
Take time out to reassess the
situation in which you fnd your-
self. You can and most probably
will succeed, by the way, after a
few setbacks.
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Today is a 7
If youd like to spend more than
you really can aford, start look-
ing around for another source
of income. Its out there, its
diferent, and you can use it to
produce results.
SCORPiO (Oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is a 7
You dont have to pull any
punches. Youre providing a
service. Youre helping a person
whos wafing decide which
opinion is best.
SAGiTTARiuS(nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
You can fgure out whats true
and what isnt simply by using
logic. Dont believe what anyone
says; do gather lots of data. Put
together a case thats irrefutable.
CAPRiCORn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 6
Travel and communications are
going to become rather compli-
cated. Go early or not at all. You
have plenty to keep you busy;
dont worry about that.
AquARiuS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 7
Just because your feelings were
hurt doesnt mean you can take
revenge. Be bigger than that,
after commiserating with your
friends. Let them talk you out of
the blues.
PiSCES (Feb. 19-March20)
Today is a 6
There will be a test, and youll be
asked some really tough questions.
Dont assume you already know the
answers. Do the homework.
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EnTERTAinMEnT
Banks takes stalker to court
ASSOCIATED PRESS
A man charged with stalking
Tyra Banks has
been ordered to
stay away from
the talk-show
host or face
going to jail.
Brady Green,
according to a
criminal com-
plaint, has fol-
lowed Banks from coast to coast
since January, sent her letters and
flowers, and tried to telephone her.
Last week he was issued a court
order requiring him to leave her
alone.
Green, of Dublin, Ga., was
arrested when he showed up sever-
al times March 18 at the Manhattan
building where The Tyra Banks
Show is taped and asked to speak
to her, a misdemeanor complaint
filed in Criminal Court said.
The complaint said building cus-
todian Edward Troiano told police
Green also had appeared at Banks
Los Angeles studio on multiple
occasions and asked to speak to
her. He said Green had sent her let-
ters and flowers there and had tried
to reach her there by telephone at
least five times, the complaint said.
Banks, 34, told police that
Greens actions had caused her to
fear that she was in danger.
Police charged Green, 37, with
stalking, criminal trespass and
harassment. After his arraignment
last Wednesday on the charges,
Criminal Court Judge Anthony
Ferrara released him without bail
and ordered him to return to court
May 13.
The New York Post said the
Chelsea studio staffers were wor-
ried about Green returning. The
paper said they were handing out
photos of Green on Friday with
a warning to stay away from him.
Prosecutors said they did not have
an address for Green, who likely
could face up to a year in jail if
convicted.
Banks
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Tyler Doehring
Deskie work entertaining, annoying
HAiley osterHAus
Being a deskie and working for
the dorms isnt exactly an easy job,
because hell breaks lose almost
every weekend.
Dorm residents have always
been mixing alcohol with the strict
rules of KU residency. As a former
Hashie, Ive been there and done
that. When the majority of fresh-
men move into the wonders of
dorm living, they embrace their
freedom by secretly taking a couple
of shots behind closed doors and
venturing outside to celebrate their
independence, but this becomes a
problem when these risqu activi-
ties arent performed in modera-
tion.
Going from a resident that
must abide by rules to a deskie
whom must enforce them, is a
major change. At the beginning
of last semester, I started my job
by answering the phone at the
desk and working security shifts
on Friday nights. Now, the life of a
deskie also includes lack of a con-
sistent sleep pattern because shifts
have to be covered 24/7. When the
clock strikes 11 p.m. I am stuck
working security until 6 a.m. every
Friday.
A whole new world presents
itself when the sun sinks behind
Daisy Hill. When it gets dark, the
lights go on in the dorms, and Im
stuck at a desk desperately trying
to stay awake, but lately, that hasnt
been much of a problem because of
the lack of residential cooperation.
I hate busting people in the
dorms, but when its seriously evi-
dent that rules are being broken,
the deskie side of me has to enforce
them. But Ive also become a bit
bitchy and impatient with the con-
sistent disrespect.
When I say disrespect I mean
the things that happen when the
night progresses and drunks flood
the halls.
Destruction takes place: Ceiling
tiles are torn down and broken,
posters on walls are destroyed, and
a lot of lobby furniture always man-
ages to either be damaged or mis-
placed. There may even be vomit
for us to clean up. It just seems like
common sense to respect the sur-
roundings that people live in, but
its not happening.
In a way its also been enter-
taining (but annoying) watching
everyone come in around midnight
or 1 a.m. wasted. After we set up
the desk, almost every resident that
comes through complains about
having to swipe their card or check
in their guests. I hear this all of the
time and frankly, I am a bit sick of
hearing it. But sometimes, people
cant even swipe their card because
theyre too drunk.
Some girls will come in, looking
like theyre about to fall over (a side
note: dont wear high heals if you
cant walk in them), their make-up
is smudged from crying, and they
look like they might puke on some-
one. I also see many girls cry, but
the funniest thing Ive seen so far
was when one girl was screaming
and crying into her phone, I cant
believe you danced with her all
night at Abe and Jakes!
Aside from handling pathetic
and dramatic situations, people
actually play beer pong in their
dorms. As a former resident, I won-
der what these people think theyre
doing. Its impossible to pull this off
because, surprise!, cans and ping-
pong balls make noises. Ive walked
by a few rooms on my rounds and
have heard these noises loud and
clear. An occasional, Oh no! I
missed, I suck at this game, has
accompanied these obvious noises
as well.
When all of this goes on, a deskie
has to do her job. I dont get any joy
in writing people up, but honestly,
it should be easy for residents to
use common sense and common
curiously. I absolutely hate clean-
ing up after residents at 4 a.m., so
please, have your fun, but tone it
down a bit.
Osterhaus is a Seneca sopho-
more in journalism.
Kirsten Hudson
Airline policy forces passengers
to pack the most into every trip
Im finally being forced to pack
light. No more cramming that third
pair of black heels into my suitcase
five minutes before leaving for the
airport. No more excuses.
Previously both United Airlines
and US Airways allowed two
checked bags per passenger free
of charge, as is standard for most
airlines. Starting May 5 however,
theyre creating yet another way to
irritate passengers, by slapping on
a $25 fee for a second checked bag
and every other bag after it. This
fee doesnt even apply round-trip.
You have to pay it both to and from
your destination.
Although this new rule didnt
affect your spring break travels, it
comes just in time for summer get-
aways. Even if youre not a pack rat
like me, who prefers to lug around
a heavy bag rather than not be
prepared for a possible freak snow-
storm in the Bahamas, this new
rule can still make traveling a has-
sle. Often when traveling, because
of those must-have souvenirs you
come back with more luggage than
you left with. Usually if Im only
traveling with one suitcase to com-
bat this problem I pack a duffle
bag to check as my second bag
on the way home in case I cant fit
everything back into the suitcase.
No longer can you fall back on that
second bag option though, unless
you want to pay the fee that is.
Dont expect to cheat the system
by just buying a bigger suitcase.
The fee for the second bag isnt
the only change in policy. These
airlines also increased the fee for
over-weight bags from $50 for each
bag that goes over the 50 pound
weight limit, to $100 per bag.
According to the US Airways
Web site, the reason for the changes
to their baggage policy is because
of high fuel costs. Weve simply
had to look at ways to offset our
increased operating costs, the Web
site stated. Yet, if these airlines
just wanted to decrease operating
costs, they would have only created
the $25 fee for the second bag, not
increased the fee for overweight
bags as well. It just seems like
another way to gouge customers.
At what point are airlines going
to stop reducing the services pas-
sengers have come to expect when
flying? Pretty soon passengers will
be reduced to nothing more than
standardized knapsacks to carry
their belongings.
Right now the only airlines with
this new policy are United Airlines
and US Airways. Other airlines
seem to be following suit how-
ever. Southwest Airlines recently
changed their policy from three
to two checked bags per customer
free of charge. In order to keep up,
other airlines may soon be chang-
ing their policies as well.
I guess now my only option is to
restrain my pack rat tendencies. I
probably didnt need that third pair
of black heels anyway.
Hudson is a Wichita junior in
journalism and business.
Catch Wednesdays Senate
debate online, on the air
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the complete student senate debate will be available
Thursday online at Kansan.com and Saturday morning on
KJHK 90.7 F.M. at 9 a.m. Comment online or e-mail letters to
the editor to dykman@kansan.com.
Wilco is coming to St. Louis.
And what that bastard didnt
say is that all tickets are sold
out. StubHub sells them for 50
a piece, though.
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I love you, Jenny Hartz. We
should get together and make
a Caucasians: Segregated by
Desegregation scholarship.
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Wilco is coming? Details
please. It would make my life
to see them play.
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KU IT once again pulling its
Big Brother crap.
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KU did have a speed-dating
event. Three people showed
up. And you call yourselves a
loose campus.
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Wilco May 14. Sweetness.
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Damn you, Hannah Montana!
Why are you so addicting?
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KU IT department: Proudly
working ourselves right out
of a job.
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To the guy who put up with
my grandparents in the
airport when our luggage was
delayed: Do you like cofee?
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I just called KU IT, and it didnt
know how to update its own
Web site. Im just glad Im
paying people to be awful at
their jobs.
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Im pretty happy that Im still
on spring break.
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Is anyone else having issues
logging on to any KU Web
sites?
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My shampoo happens to be
conditioner. Damn it.
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Wise men create proverbs,
and fools repeat them.
debate recap
ASSOCIATED PRESS
DETROIT Mayor Kwame
Kilpatrick and his former top
aide pleaded not guilty Tuesday to
charges they lied under oath about
having an affair.
The mayor and former Chief of
Staff Christine Beatty appeared for
separate hearings in the scandal
that is threatening to prematurely
end Kilpatricks second term.
District Court Magistrate Steve
Lockhart entered not guilty pleas
for each of them on charges of
perjury, conspiracy, obstruction of
justice and misconduct in office.
Both were released on personal
bonds.
The two are accused of lying
under oath about an affair and
their roles in the firing of a top
police official. Text messages first
reported by the Detroit Free Press
revealed a flirty, sometimes explic-
it, dialogue between the two.
Attorneys for Kilpatrick and
Beatty have said their clients will
be exonerated.
In setting the mayors person-
al bond, Lockhart noted defen-
dants generally are restricted to
the state of Michigan while their
cases are pending. However, given
Kilpatricks position, Lockhart
granted him the right to travel
anywhere within the United States
without prior permission, but said
Kilpatrick still must give advance
notice to the court.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym
Worthy announced the charges
on Monday after an investigation
that began in late January after
the Detroit Free Press published
excerpts from 14,000 text mes-
sages that were sent or received in
2002-03 from Beattys city-issued
pager.
The messages called into ques-
tion testimony Kilpatrick and
Beatty gave last August in a lawsuit
filed by two police officers who
said they were fired for investigat-
ing claims that the mayor used his
security unit to cover up extra-
marital affairs.
In court, Kilpatrick and Beatty
strongly denied having an inti-
mate relationship. But the steamy
text messages revealed a dialogue
about where to meet and how to
conceal their trysts.
Kilpatrick, 37, is married with
three children. Beatty, also 37, was
married at the time and has two
children.
The city eventually agreed to
pay $8.4 million to the two officers
and a third former officer. Some
of the charges brought against the
mayor accuse him of agreeing to
the settlement in an effort to keep
the text messages from becoming
public.
Im madly in love with you,
Kilpatrick wrote on Oct. 3, 2002.
I hope you feel that way for a
long time, Beatty replied. In case
you havent noticed, I am madly in
love with you, too!
On Oct. 16, 2002, Kilpatrick
wrote: Ive been dreaming all day
about having you all to myself for
3 days. Relaxing, laughing, talking,
sleeping and making love.
All of the charges against the
mayor are felonies. Under the
city charter, a felony conviction
would mean the mayors immedi-
ate expulsion.
Kilpatrick has said he will not
resign, and his attorney, Dan Webb,
said forcing him to step down now
would punish the mayor before he
has had his day in court.
NEWS 8A Wednesday, March 26, 2008
ASSOCIATED PRESS
BAGHDAD Iraqi forces
clashed with Shiite militiamen
Tuesday in the southern oil port
of Basra and rockets rained down
on the U.S.-protected Green Zone
in Baghdad as followers of Shiite
cleric Muqtada al-Sadr expanded a
nationwide backlash against govern-
ment crackdowns.
The U.S. Embassy said no deaths
or serious casualties were reported
in the Green Zone attacks the
second major barrage this week
launched from Shiite areas. Two
rockets landed on Prime Minister
Nouri al-Malikis compound, but
did not explode, an Iraqi govern-
ment security official said, speaking
on condition of anonymity because
he wasnt authorized to disclose the
information.
Al-Maliki was in Basra, where he
is supervising the operation against
the Shiite militia fighters. At least 25
people were killed in the Basra fight-
ing, officials said.
The violence marked a stun-
ning escalation in the confrontation
between the Shiite-run government
and al-Sadrs forces, who have bit-
terly complained about the recent
arrests of hundreds of backers.
The clashes also threaten to
reverse the security gains achieved
by U.S. and Iraqi forces. The Bush
administration has hailed the decline
in violence as a key sign that Iraq is
headed for better days.
Al-Sadr declared a unilateral
cease-fire last August. That move
along with a U.S. troop buildup and
a Sunni alliance with the American
forces has contributed to a steep
drop in violence.
But the truce is now under seri-
ous pressure. Al-Sadrs allies have
grown increasingly angry over U.S.
and Iraqi raids and detentions,
demanding the release of followers.
The cleric recently told his fol-
lowers that the cease-fire remains
in effect but that they were free to
defend themselves against attacks.
Al-Sadrs headquarters in Najaf
also ordered field commanders with
his Mahdi Army militia to go on
maximum alert and prepare to
strike the occupiers a term used
to describe U.S. forces and their
Iraqi allies, a militia officer said. He
declined to be identified because
he wasnt supposed to release the
information.
More than 2,000 supporters of
al-Sadr danced through the streets
with olive branches and copies of
the Quran during demonstrations in
Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad.
Similar protests were held earlier in
the day in Baghdad.
Lawmakers from al-Sadrs move-
ment announced in a Baghdad press
conference that a general strike cam-
paign which began in selected
neighborhoods of the capital and
included the closure of businesses
and schools was being expanded
nationwide.
Three police officers were kid-
napped from a checkpoint in east-
ern Baghdad, a police official said
on condition on anonymity because
he wasnt supposed to release the
information.
Stores and schools also were
closed in several other predomi-
nantly Shiite neighborhoods in the
capital, and armed Mahdi Army
members were seen patrolling the
streets in some Shiite neighbor-
hoods of the capital.
In Basra, Iraqi soldiers and police
battled Mahdi fighters for control of
key neighborhoods in Iraqs second-
largest city, 340 miles southeast of
Baghdad. The fighting erupted a
day after al-Maliki flew there and
announced the security crackdown
against the militias.
AP Television News video showed
smoke from explosions rising over
the city and Iraqi soldiers exchang-
ing gunfire with militia members.
Basra accounts for most of Iraqs
oil exports, but an oil ministry
official, declining to be identified
because he wasnt supposed to pub-
licly discuss the sensitive issue, said
production and exports had not
been affected by the fighting.
Curfews were also imposed in
the Shiite cities of Kut, where a large
number of Mahdi Army gunmen
were seen deploying on the streets,
and Nasiriyah.
In Baghdad, suspected Mahdi
Army gunmen exchanged gunfire
with security guards of the rival
Shiite Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council
in Sadr City, police said.
The rising tension led many peo-
ple in Shiite neighborhoods to stay
at home rather than venture into
contested streets.
Athra Ali, 27, a government
employee who lives in the Hurriyah
neighborhood, said she decided not
to go to work after seeing many
shops closed and streets abandoned.
A university lecturer at Baghdads
Mustansiriyah University also said
the institution had closed early and
sent students home.
Security in Basra had been steadi-
ly declining well before the British
handed over responsibility for secu-
rity to the Iraqis on Dec. 16.
Col. Karim al-Zaidi, spokesman
for the Iraq military, said security
forces were encountering stiff resis-
tance from Mahdi Army gunmen
in the city.
The U.S. military said Tuesday
that five suspected militants were
killed in Basra while attempting to
place a roadside bomb. Ten oth-
ers were injured after being spotted
conducting suspicious activity, the
statement said.
British troops remained at their
base at the airport outside Basra
and were not involved in the ground
fighting Tuesday, according to the
British Ministry of Defense.
But three British jets provided
aerial surveillance for the Iraqi forc-
es, said Maj. Tom Holloway, a mili-
tary spokesman in Basra.
He said the British jets have not
dropped any bombs because the
Iraqi forces havent yet asked.
U.S. officials have insisted they
are not going after Sadrists who
respect the cease-fire. Instead, the
Americans are targeting rogue ele-
ments, known as special groups,
that the military believes have ties to
Iran. Tehran denies that it is fueling
the violence.
The U.S. military blamed Iranian-
backed Shiite militia factions for a
spate of rocket attacks that struck
the Green Zone and surrounding
areas on Monday.
The Sadrists allege that rival
militia factions have infiltrated the
security forces and are targeting the
movement to gain advantage in elec-
tions expected this fall.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Iraqi police take defensive positions in Basra, Iraq, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday. Iraqi forces clashed with Shiite militias in the southern oil port of Basra onTuesday
as a security plan to clamp down on violence between rival militia factions in the region began.
Iraqi forces collide with Shiite
middle east
U.S.-protected area in
Baghdad hit by rockets
after fighting Tuesday
ASSOCIATED PRESS
A booking photo released by the Wayne
County Sherifs Deptarment Monday
shows Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick was charged with perjury and other
ofenses Monday and got a stern lecture
about the importance of telling the truth
after a trove of raunchy text messages
contradicted his sworn denials of an afair
with his chief aide.
Kilpatrick said he does not plan to resign from the job despite these charges
Detroit mayor pleads not guilty to afair
politics
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Death toll in Iraq passes
4,000 mark after 5 years
As of Tuesday, March 25, 2008,
at least 4,001 members of the
U.S. military have died since the
beginning of the Iraq war in
March 2003, according to an As-
sociated Press count. The fgure
includes eight military civilians.
At least 3,257 died as a result of
hostile action, according to the
militarys numbers.
The AP count is fve more than
the Defense Departments tally,
last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m.
EDT.
The British military has
reported 175 deaths; Italy, 33;
Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria,
13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven;
El Salvador, fve; Slovakia, four;
Latvia, three; Estonia, Nether-
lands, Thailand, Romania, two
each; and Australia, Hungary,
Kazakhstan, South Korea, one
death each.
Since the start of U.S. military
operations in Iraq, 29,496 U.S.
service members have been
wounded in hostile action, ac-
cording to the Defense Depart-
ments weekly tally.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
DES ARC, Ark. Sandbagging
shored up a weakened levee along
the White River on Tuesday and
relieved a threat that it would
fail as a major flood crest moved
down the waterway, emergency
management officials said.
Although the rural levee in
central Arkansas was leaking in
spots, it was holding. Officials
told residents it was safe to stay
in Des Arc, after urging them to
evacuate earlier in the day.
Were just kind of monitor-
ing the water right now. As far
as we know from the Corps of
Engineers, its safe to stay, said
Prairie County Sheriff Gary
Burnett.
Elsewhere in Arkansas, state
and federal teams prepared to
examine flood-damaged buildings
and businesses.
Bob Alvey, a spokesman for the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency, said he expected nine
teams to spread across counties
in northwest Arkansas first, then
move to Arkansas prairie, where
the White River is threatening
communities.
Were hitting areas we can
get to because a lot of areas we
cant get to, Alvey said Tuesday
morning. State and federal offi-
cials planned an afternoon news
conference Tuesday to provide an
update on damages.
The White River swelled after
last weeks storms, which devas-
tated large parts of the Midwest.
The river had risen about 7 feet
in four days at Des Arc and was
expected to crest Tuesday after-
noon at 33.5 feet, the National
Weather Service estimated.
On Monday, water poured
into Bayou Des Arc, an area just
north of the town of 1,900, dam-
aging scattered homes and cabins.
Downtown Des Arc is on a rise
and was not in immediate danger.
Last weeks torrential rain
caused flooding in parts of Ohio,
Indiana and southern Illinois, and
in wide areas of Missouri. At least
17 deaths have been linked to the
weather.
Although wide areas of
Missouri were especially hard-hit,
the city of Cape Girardeau, which
had record flooding in 1993, nar-
rowly escaped serious problems
this time. The Mississippi River
crested there early Monday at
41.04 feet, a foot shy of the level
that causes serious flooding, the
weather service said.
Flood gates protecting the
citys business district were closed
Monday and will stay closed until
the river drops to below 36 feet.
There was some minor flood-
ing Monday in Cape Girardeaus
northeast section.
River towns south of the point
where the Ohio and Mississippi
rivers meet at Cairo, Ill., could see
flooding in the next few days.
Meanwhile, a federal judge
in St. Louis refused on Tuesday
to stop the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers from raising water lev-
els on the Missouri River this
week. Missouri Attorney General
Jay Nixon filed a lawsuit Monday
seeking to stop the action, claim-
ing it could add to downstream
flooding.
The corps usually releases
extra water in March, and again
in May, to prompt spawning of the
endangered pallid sturgeon. The
corps was expected to decide later
Tuesday whether to release water
after midnight.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK A federal
appeals court Tuesday struck
down a state law requiring air-
lines to give food, water, clean
toilets and fresh air to passen-
gers stuck in delayed planes,
saying the measure was well-
intentioned but stepped on fed-
eral authority.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals said New Yorks law
the first of its kind in the
country interferes with feder-
al law governing the price, route
or service of an air carrier.
The law was passed after
thousands of passengers were
stranded aboard airplanes
for up to 10 hours on sever-
al JetBlue Airways flights at
Kennedy International Airport
on Valentines Day last year.
They complained they were
deprived of food and water and
that toilets overflowed. A month
later, hundreds more passengers
of other airlines were stranded
aboard planes at JFK after a
daylong ice storm.
The law was challenged by
the Air Transport Association
of America, the industry trade
group representing leading U.S.
airlines.
The court said that while the
goals of the law were laudable
and the circumstances prompt-
ing its adoption deplorable,
only the federal government has
the authority to pass such regu-
lations.
If New Yorks view regard-
ing the scope of its regulatory
authority carried the day, anoth-
er state could be free to enact
a law prohibiting the service
of soda on flights departing
from its airports, while another
could require allergen-free food
options on its outbound flights,
unraveling the centralized fed-
eral framework for air travel,
the court wrote.
Assemblyman Michael
Gianaris, the prime sponsor of
New York Airline Passenger Bill
of Rights, said in a statement
that the ruling is a disappoint-
ment to anyone who has suffered
at the hands of airlines that care
more about profits than their
customers.
This is far from over, the
Democrat said. Options for pro-
ponents of the law include an
appeal, a new law or putting
pressure on the federal govern-
ment to create similar rules for
long-delayed flights.
In a statement, the air trans-
port association said the rul-
ing vindicates its position that
airline services are regulated by
the federal government and that
a patchwork of state and local
measures would not benefit cus-
tomers.
During appellate argu-
ments earlier this month, Seth
Waxman, a lawyer for the trade
group, said a dozen other states
and Congress were considering
laws similar to New Yorks.
A recent federal report
showed that about 24 percent of
flights nationally arrived late in
the first 10 months of last year,
which was the industrys sec-
ond-worst performance record
since comparable data began
being collected in 1995.
Kennedy airport had the
third-worst on-time arrival
record of any major U.S. airport
through October, behind the
New York areas other two major
airports, LaGuardia and Newark,
according to the report.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
John and Sue Ann Calhoun, relocate their pygmy goats fromtheir fooded property outside of Des Arc, Ark., Monday. The White River fooded low-lying areas of Des Arc on Monday and continued
to rise, as other towns along the river were warned they could sufer their worst fooding in more than a quarter-century.
Rising water levels threaten Midwest towns
supreme court
Flood
Bushs request in death row case denied
Last weeks torrential rain linked
to 17 deaths, severe flooding
ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON Texas can
ignore President Bush and an
international court in refusing to
reopen the case of a Mexican on
death row for rape and murder, the
Supreme Court said Tuesday.
The court said Bush exceeded
his authority when he tried to
intervene on behalf of Jose Ernesto
Medellin, facing the death penalty
for killing two teenagers nearly 15
years ago.
The Constitution allows the
president to execute the laws, not
make them, Chief Justice John
Roberts wrote in a rebuke of the
president in a case that mixed
presidential power, international
relations and the death penalty.
Justice Stephen Breyer, in dis-
sent, said the decision calls into
question U.S. obligations under
international treaties and makes
it more difficult to negotiate new
ones.
By a 6-3 vote, the court said
Texas does not have to give a new
hearing to death row prisoner
Medellin, a former Houston gang
member who is now 33.
The president was in the unusu-
al position of siding with Medellin,
a Mexican citizen whom police
prevented from consulting with
Mexican diplomats, as provided by
international treaty.
An international court ruled
in 2004 that the convictions of
Medellin and 50 other Mexicans
on death row around the United
States violated the 1963 Vienna
Convention, which provides that
people arrested abroad should
have access to their home coun-
trys consular officials.
The International Court of
Justice, also known as the world
court, said the Mexican prisoners
should have new court hearings to
determine whether the violation
affected their cases.
Bush, who oversaw 152 execu-
tions as Texas governor, disagreed
with the decision. But he said
it must be carried out by state
courts because the United States
had agreed to abide by the world
courts rulings in such cases. The
administration argued that the
presidents declaration is reason
enough for Texas to grant Medellin
a new hearing.
White House press secretary
Dana Perino said Bush was dis-
appointed with the decision and
is now reviewing it to see how it
might impact international rela-
tions.
She noted that the admin-
istrations position in the case
was focused on the authority it
believed the president has to com-
pel a state to comply with interna-
tional agreements. The argument
of the United States in this case in
no way condoned or defended the
heinous crime, Perino said.
A Texas prosecutor whose office
won a conviction against Medellin
said she would ask for an execu-
tion date to be set as soon as the
high court resolves a separate case
over a challenge to lethal injection
procedures. The court also could
dispose of the cases of seven other
Mexicans on death row in Texas as
early as Monday.
Roberts, in the unfamiliar role
of limiting presidential power, said
the international court decision
cannot be forced upon the states.
The president may not establish
binding rules of decision that pre-
empt contrary state law, Roberts
said. Neither does the treaty, by
itself, require individual states to
take action, he said.
Breyer, joined by Justices Ruth
Bader Ginsburg and David Souter,
said the international court judg-
ment should be enforced.
Justice John Paul Stevens did
not sign onto the majority opinion
but agreed with the outcome of
the case and said nothing pre-
vents Texas from giving Medellin
another hearing even though it is
not compelled to do so.
Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony
Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and
Clarence Thomas joined Roberts
opinion.
Some legal commentators said
the decision could have far-reach-
ing implications for other inter-
national agreements involving the
United States if they cannot be
enforced within the United States.
Airlines
Law regulating
delayed planes
struck down
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Children fnd parachute
thought to be hijackers
SEATTLE The FBI is analyzing
a torn, tangled parachute found
buried by children in southwest
Washington to determine wheth-
er it might have been used by
famed plane hijacker D.B. Cooper,
the agency said Tuesday.
Children playing outside near
Amboy found the chutes fabric
sticking up from the ground in
an area where their father had
been grading a road, agent Larry
Carr said. They pulled it out as
far as they could, then cut the
parachutes ropes with scissors.
The children had seen recent
media coverage of the case the
FBI launched a publicity cam-
paign last fall, hoping to gener-
ate tips to solve the 36-year-old
mystery and they urged their
dad to call the agency.
When we went to the public,
the whole idea was that the pub-
lic is going to bring the answers
to us, Carr said. This is exactly
what we were hoping for.
A man identifying himself as
Dan Cooper later mistakenly
but enduringly identifed as D.B.
Cooper hijacked a Northwest
Orient fight from Portland, Ore.,
to Seattle in November 1971,
claiming he had a bomb.
When the plane landed at
Seattle-Tacoma International
Airport, he released the passen-
gers in exchange for $200,000
and asked to be fown to Mexico.
He apparently parachuted from
the planes back stairs somewhere
near the Oregon border.
Agents doubt he survived be-
cause conditions were poor and
the terrain was rough, but few
signs of his fate have been found.
Associated Press
2429 Iowa
NEWS 10A Wednesday, march 26, 2008
BY ANDY GREENHAW
agreenhaw@kansan.com
The 2008 Street Maintenance
Program started yesterday after-
noon when Missouri Pavement
and Maintenance Inc.s bid won a
$300,000 crack
seal project.
The compa-
nies will work
on the area
north of Sixth
Street, between
M c D o n a l d
Drive and the
river, as well as
the area north
of Princeton
Street and west
of Iowa Street.
There are seven more streets to
bid on.
The most notable road repav-
ing projects remaining to be bid
on include parts of downtown and
student ghetto areas, the intersec-
tion at 19th and Louisiana streets,
and Iowa Street from 23rd to 31st
streets.
Dena Mezger, Lawrence assis-
tant public works director, said the
intersection at 19th and Louisiana
streets would probably affect driv-
ers the most because 19th Street
would be closed to traffic from
Tennessee to Alabama streets all
summer long. She said the project
should be finished by Aug. 4.
The downtown area will have
Massachusetts Street repaved from
Sixth to Seventh streets and 13th to
23rd streets. The student ghetto
will see Kentucky Street repaved
from Sixth to 12th streets.
Those streets should take four
to six weeks to complete, Mezger
said.
Projects on Massachusetts Street
have caused trouble for some busi-
nesses in the
past because
they shut
down access
to their side of
the street and
block custom-
ers off from
local shops and
restaurants.
Paul Peach,
co-owner of
Pita Pit, 1011 Massachusetts St.,
said his restaurant had to deal with
about three to four months of road-
work, which had a negative effect
on its business.
It definitely sucked last year
when we had all that crap, Peach
said. But I like how they get it all
out of the way during the summer
though because thats when busi-
ness is slow to begin with.
The Iowa Street project will also
affect drivers this summer.
The five-lane road will be
reduced to a two-to-three lane
street from 23rd to 31 streets on
Iowa Street.
Mezger expects the city to finish
repaving that area by the end of the
summer.
Edited by Patrick De Oliveira
construction
Covering up
the potholes
City begins road maintenance project
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Students will be primarily afected by the three maintenance projects outlined in the map. The intersection at 19th and Louisiana streets will be
problematic because 19th Street will be closed to trafc fromTennessee to Alabama streets. Massachusetts Street will be repaved fromSixth to
Seventh streets and from 13th to 23rd streets. Iowa Street will undergo maintenance projects from23rd to 31st streets. Also, Kentucky Street will be
repaved fromSixth to 12th streets. Most of the repaving should be fnished by the end of the summer.
EnvironmEnt
Antarctic
ice shelf
collapses
ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON A chunk
of Antarctic ice about seven
times the size of Manhattan sud-
denly collapsed, putting an even
greater portion of glacial ice at
risk, scientists said Tuesday.
Satellite images show the
runaway disintegration of a 160-
square-mile chunk in western
Antarctica, which started Feb.
28. It was the edge of the Wilkins
ice shelf and has been there for
hundreds, maybe 1,500 years.
This is the result of global warm-
ing, said British Antarctic Survey
scientist David Vaughan. Because
scientists noticed satellite images
within hours, they diverted satel-
lite cameras and even flew an air-
plane over the ongoing collapse
for rare pictures and video.
While icebergs naturally break
away from the mainland, col-
lapses like this are unusual but
are happening more frequently
in recent decades, Vaughan said.
The collapse is similar to what
happens to hardened glass when
it is smashed with a hammer,
he said.
The rest of the Wilkins ice
shelf, which is about the size
of Connecticut, is holding on
by a narrow beam of thin ice.
Scientists worry that it too may
collapse. Larger, more dramatic
ice collapses occurred in 2002
and 1995.
Vaughan had predicted the
Wilkins shelf would collapse
about 15 years from now. The
part that recently gave way makes
up about 4 percent of the overall
shelf, but its an important part
that can trigger further collapse.
According to Dena Mezger,
Lawrence assistant public works
director, 19th Street will be
closed to trafc from Tennessee
to Alabama all summer long.

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Coming off a week where Kansas
allowed 51 runs in six games, coach Ritch
Price called out his veteran pitchers. Junior
left-hander Sam Freeman answered Prices
challenge Tuesday afternoon.
In six innings, Freeman dominated
Chicago State hitters, striking out a season
high six batters and improving his perfect
record to a 4-0. With Freeman cruising on
the mound, the Kansas offense didnt have
to do much, and it didnt until the fifth
inning. Eventually, the Jayhawk (16-9) bats
gave Freeman enough support to pull away
from the Cougars (3-16) for a 6-4 victory.
He gets better as the game goes on,
Price said. It happened in Texas, too, when
his velocity was even better in the seventh
inning than it was at the start of the game.
Hes got a great arm.
Freeman bided his time in racking up
his six strikeouts. After not recording a K
in the first inning, Freeman struck out one
batter an inning until setting down two on
strikes in the sixth.
In his six innings of work, Freeman
allowed just one run, which came in the
third inning off a back-to-back triple and
single. Freeman scattered six hits, hit a bat-
ter and surrendered no walks in a smooth,
74-pitch outing.
That gives him four days rest before he
pitches on the fifth day this weekend, Price
said. I think he had 74 pitches, so that was
just about perfect for his outing.
However, not until the fifth inning did
Freeman receive some assurance that his
efforts would be rewarded with a victory.
Chicago States run in the third tied the
game 1-1. Not until a double by senior left
fielder John Allman in the bottom of the
fourth that drove in sophomore second
baseman Robby Price did the Jayhawks
begin to pull ahead.
I was really disappointed in our per-
formance offensively, Price said. We just
dont string 27 quality at-bats in a row as
a team.
The fifth inning was when Kansas did its
most damage. Freshman designated hitter
Jimmy Waters sparked the Kansas offense
with a two-out home run to right-center
field, which was the first of his Kansas
career. The Jayhawks tacked on three more
runs in the inning to take a 6-1 lead.
But, yet again, Freeman found himself
at risk of missing out on the victory as the
Kansas bullpen made it interesting in the
top of the ninth. Nine Cougars batted in the
inning, forcing junior closer Paul Smyth to
come in relief of junior left-hander Daniel
Manos with no outs and the bases loaded.
Smyth allowed a single and hit two batters
to let Chicago State come within two runs
before nailing down his sixth save of the
season.
Smyth has had some trouble in the past
when the bases are loaded, for whatever
reason that is, Price said. It was good that
he got in the game and he got in trouble and
he found a way to get out of trouble because
thats basically what his role is.
At times it looked like Freeman needed
to finish the game himself. If he wasnt slat-
ed to pitch Sunday, he said he could have.
Oh, I could have finished, Freeman
said.
Notes
Kansas game today with Chicago has
been moved up from 3 p.m. to 1 p.m. due
to scheduling conflicts for the Cougars.
Kansas added a nightcap with Benedictine
College (9-7) today at 6 p.m. Sophomore
left-hander Shaeffer Hall (1-1) will start
game one and senior right-hander Hiarali
Garcia (1-0) will start game two.
Senior right fielder Ryne Price has 31
RBI in March, putting him on pace for 79
this season, which would be just six shy of
the school record for RBI in a season. Price,
whos had just four games without an RBI
this month, had 31 RBI all of last season.
Edited by Patrick De Oliveira
SportS
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The universiTy daily kansan www.kansan.com wednesday, march 26, 2008 page 1B
jayhawks 6, cougars 4
OK, so heres the deal: Ive been
called a Kansas sports fanatic. Ive seen
just about every minute of every game
that the football and mens basketball
teams have played in the last five years.
Ive traveled to Miami to see an Orange
Bowl victory and Kansas City, Mo., to
see a Big 12 Basketball Championship.
But a small thought has always
gnawed at me: How can I consider
myself a true Kansas sports fan if I have
never supported any team outside of
those two?
I thought I had lost my last chance
to watch a womens game at Allen
Fieldhouse when I passed on watching
the last regular season game against
Kansas State. I was wrong. When I
received an e-mail informing me that
the team would be playing host to a
WNIT game, I knew I had received my
reprieve. This was an opportunity to
shed my fraud label, and I wouldnt
pass it up.
But first I had to find someone to
go with. I quickly found that most of
my diehard Kansas sports fan friends
had no interest in watching a womens
basketball game.
But the ticket is free for students!
I pleaded. And this is the playoffs.
Seriously, how many times will you be
able to watch a postseason game in the
fieldhouse?
My overtures were shot down, so I
turned my attention to female friends.
I failed there as well. One by one, the
people in my phone book told me they
were too busy or had no interest.
Fine. Those fair-weather Jayhawk
fans could stay home. Id go by myself.
And so I made my way to the fieldhouse
on Monday night, solo-style. I was clad
in all my Jayhawk regalia; the grey KU
hooded sweatshirt, the Jayhawk hat,
even the KU wristwatch. I was ready
for battle.
As I walked to the fieldhouse just
before tipoff, only a few people milled
around outside. I wondered if maybe I
had gotten the wrong time. There was
no line to get in.
When I entered the arena, I asked the
usher where the students were to sit.
There wont be many people here,
so you can sit wherever, he said.
Well, fair enough!
I chose to sit five rows behind the
Jayhawk bench. It was close enough
to listen to coach Bonnie Henricksons
strategy sessions during timeouts. It
was also close enough that I could have
told freshman center Krysten Boogaard
that her brother, Derek, was my favorite
NHL player, or asked sophomore guard
Kelly Kohn for her phone number.
But that would have been inappro-
priate, so I instead looked around the
arena. It was like a bizarro mens game.
Behind both baskets the seats were basi-
cally empty. A smattering of people sat
in the blue lower level seats generally
saved for high-paying donors at mens
games.
I saw other people sitting alone, a
speck in a sea of empty blue seats; this
in turn didnt make me feel alone. My
mind wandered: What was going on
in their lives? Were they stood up? Are
they true diehard womens basketball
fans? Did they find this cathartic?
The amount of students in atten-
dance could have been counted on fin-
BY tHOR NYStROm
tNYStROm@kANSAN.cOm
commeNtary
Womens
basketball
deserves
support
Pitching seals Kansas victory
BY RUStIN DODD
dodd@kansan.com
Tyrel Reed looked at the ground and
fiddled with a cell phone. Connor Teahan
peeled off his still-dry game uniform
and sat next to Reed. A few lockers away,
Chase Buford chatted with junior Brennan
Bechard. Next to Buford sat Cole Aldrich,
his burly shoulders hunched over, giving
a local T.V. reporter a dose of his cheery
Minnesota charm.
Reporters crammed into Kansas locker
room like tetris blocks, circling Kansas
regulars, who had just punched their sec-
ond straight ticket to the Sweet Sixteen with
a convincing 75-56 victory against UNLV.
Reed, Teahan, Buford and Aldrich sat
quietly a part of the madness, but unmis-
takably in the shadows.
You can just see how big the NCAA
tournament is, Teahan said, sitting in front
of his locker after the UNLV game. Were
expected to go so far, you get it, and you
want to be able to do the same.
The quartet is content to sit back this
season as Kansas blue-chip upperclassmen
lead. But dont call them the forgotten four.
Kansas four-man freshman class is relish-
ing this NCAA tournament ride, taking
notes, and patiently waiting for its chance
at the big-time.
miNNesota Nice
Cole Aldrich is Minnesota. From his
refreshing always happy to see you smile,
to his lumberjack hands, youd half-expect
Aldrich to douse every meal with maple-
syrup and recite lines from Fargo as he
sets a high-ball screen.
Aldrich, a McDonalds All-American,
came to Kansas as the latest big-man export
from the state of Minnesota a state with a
history of celebrated big-guys.
Former Boston Celtic and NBA Hall-of-
Famer, Kevin McHale, grew up in Hibbing.
Joe Przybilla of the Portland Trail Blazers
is from Monticello. Kris Humphries of the
Toronto Raptors is from Minneapolis.
The list goes on and on, Aldrich said.
Unlike the aforementioned trio, Aldrich
left his home state for college. The then 6-
foot-10 forward with the impressive wing-
span chose Kansas, a school that had been
high on his list for years.
Aldrichs first season hasnt been without
a few speed bumps.
Aldrich said he struggled to adjust to
the speed of the college game. Kansas
big-men were stronger, faster and more
experienced.
Aldrichs growing pains were magnified
at Late Night in the Phog, as he struggled
on offense and with simple tasks like catch-
ing post entry passes.
Frustrated with his slow transition to
college ball, Aldrich called his old Jefferson
High teammate, Steven Wheeler. He had a
question for Wheeler, a sophomore guard
on the Amherst College basketball team.
Was it as tough for you as it was for
me? Aldrich asked Wheeler.
Yea, Wheeler said, reassuring his friend
that most people struggled to adjust to col-
lege basketball. It aint easy.
Aldrich soon found his niche in Kansas
rotation as the Jayhawks fourth big man.
I knew coming in I wasnt going to be
looked upon to be a scorer, Aldrich said.
My thing right now is being able to block
shots, play defense and grab rebounds.
Aldrich is averaging 2.9 points and
3.1 rebounds, while playing 8.4 minutes
a game, and the freshman center had 11
points and 11 rebounds in Kansas 109-51
victory against Texas Tech on senior night.
Hes going to be a great player for this
program, senior forward Darnell Jackson
said. He has a lot in his package, even
though hes young and he doesnt know the
Weston White/KANSAN
Freshman designated hitter Jimmy Waters crosses home plate after crushing a home run over the right feld wall. Waters drove in one run on the play, hitting 2-2 against
Chicago State University. Kansas defeated the Cougars 6-4 Tuesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark.
meNs basketball
Freshman quartet bide time for the big-time
Mindy Ricketts/KANSAN
Freshman guard Tyrel Reed uses his cell phone during media interviews in the Kansas lockerroomafter Kansass
victory against UNLV. Reed and the other freshmen havent played much this March, but the foursome said they were
enjoying the ride and preparing for the future.
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Sweet 16 scene to
be heated Friday
PAGE 3B
Mens golf places
12th in Invitational
ASSOCIATED PRESS
TOKYO Boston, Japan, it
doesnt matter: Manny Ramirez
strikes a winning pose for the
Boston Red Sox.
In the earliest major league
opener, the Red Sox started their
World Series title defense with a
signature Manny moment.
Ramirez stood frozen in the
batters box, admiring his 10th-
inning drive to center field off
Huston Street, thinking it would
be a three-run homer. Instead,
the ball bounced off the wall for
his second two-run double, good
enough to lift the Red Sox over the
Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Tuesday
night.
A crowd of 44,628, including
fans from Boston, cheered at the
Tokyo Dome, which hosted base-
balls opener for the third time in
nine years. It was 6:10 a.m. back
in Boston when the season began,
and organizers tried to make it feel
like Fenway Park by playing Sweet
Caroline after the last out.
Ramirez, starting the final
guaranteed season of his eight-
year contract, hit a tying, two-run
double in the sixth inning, and
rookie Brandon Moss hit an RBI
single that gave Boston a 3-2 lead
and chased Oakland starter Joe
Blanton.
Matsuzaka, pitching in Japan
for the first time since joining the
Red Sox last season, left after five
wild innings and 95 pitches, and
Jack Hannahans two-run homer
off Kyle Snyder put Oakland ahead
4-3 in the sixth. Moss, playing
because J.D. Drew hurt his back in
batting practice, hit a solo homer
in the ninth off Street (0-1).
Then, in the 10th, Julio Lugo
reached on an infield single lead-
ing off, Dustin Pedroia sacrificed
and David Ortiz was intentionally
walked with two outs.
Ramirez hit a drive to deep
center and was sure it would be a
home run. It wasnt, and he had
to hustle to make it to second. Just
Manny being Manny.
He learned when he got to the
ballpark that he couldnt use the
red-barreled bat he planned on
using because it would distract
pitchers. So he got some new bats
in Tokyo.
Maybe if I used my American
bat that ball maybe would have
gone, he said. I thought I hit
it good. Thank God I got some
Japanese wood that I could use.
Jonathan Papelbon took the
mound to his Wild Thing theme
in the bottom half, but was hardly
intimidating. He walked Daric
Barton leading off and gave up a
one-out RBI double to Emil Brown,
who was tagged out in a rundown
between second and third.
After a pair of singles, Kurt
Suzuki hit a game-ending ground-
out, giving Papelbon the save and
sealing the win for Hideki Okajima
(1-0), who used to pitch for the
Yomiuri Giants.
sports 2B wednesday, march 26, 2008
Mens College Basketball:
National Invitation Tour-
nament: A Quarterfnal, 6:00
p.m., ESPN2
National Invitation Tour-
nament: A Quarterfnal, 8:00
p.m., ESPN2
NBA:
Phoenix at Boston, 6:00
p.m., ESPN
High School Basketball:
McDonalds All American
Game, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Snow stomping
ASSOCIATED PRESS
TimJitlofreacts to winning the mens giant slalomTuesday, during the U.S. Alpine Ski Championships at Sugarloaf USA in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.
Q: Who is Villanovas all-time
leading scorer in basketball?
A: Kerry Kittles, who played
for the Wildcats from 1992-
1996. Kittles scored 2,243 points
in his career at Villanova and
went to play eight years in the
NBA for the New Jersey Nets
and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Villanova basketball media guide
Villanova is the lowest seed
to ever win a national cham-
pionship. In 1985, the eighth-
seeded Wildcats stunned
Georgetown in the National
Championship Game. Three
years later, Kansas won the
national championship as a six
seed, which is the second low-
est seed to ever take the title.
ncaasports.com
We went through some ups
and downs during the season,
but we always stayed consistent
about what we were trying to
accomplish. The last two or
three weeks, weve been play-
ing our best basketball.
Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds
trivia of the day
fact of the day
quote of the day
calendar
TODAY
Baseball vs. Chicago
State, 1 p.m., Lawrence
Softball vs. Missouri
State, 3 p.m., Lawrence
Softball vs. Missouri
State, 5 p.m., Lawrence
Baseball vs. Benedictine,
6 p.m., Lawrence
THURSDAY
Womens basketball vs.
Michigan State, 6 p.m.,
East Lansing, Mich.
on tv tonight
ASSOCIATED PRESS
The top Republican on the
congressional committee that
investigated whether Roger
Clemens used performance-
enhancing drugs released a
report Tuesday questioning the
Democratic majoritys conclu-
sion that the seven-time Cy
Young Award winner might have
lied in his testimony before the
panel last month.
The 109-page report, obtained
by The Associated Press, contains
details Rep. Tom Davis believes
could challenge the credibility
of Brian McNamee, the personal
trainer who testified under oath
he injected Clemens with ste-
roids and human growth hor-
mone from 1998-01.
Republican staff from the
House Committee on Oversight
and Government Reform will
pass along additional informa-
tion to the Justice Department.
The FBI is investigating whether
Clemens lied to Congress.
The report includes portions
of previously undisclosed inter-
views with new witnesses and
addresses issues such as wheth-
er Clemens attended a party at
then-teammate Jose Cansecos
house in 1998; information
about injections of vitamin B-12;
and whether Clemens developed
an abscess on his buttocks.
The report Weighing the
Committee Record: A Balanced
Review of the Evidence Regarding
Performance Enhancing Drugs
in Baseball stands as a coun-
terpoint to the 18-page memo
released Feb. 27 by chairman
Henry Waxman.
That was the day Waxman and
Davis asked Attorney General
Michael Mukasey to open an
investigation into whether
Clemens committed perjury.
The following day, the Justice
Department told the FBI to take
up the matter.
Waxmans memo to
Democratic staff outlined the
reasons for the criminal refer-
ral, summarizing seven sets of
assertions made by Mr. Clemens
in his testimony that appear to
be contradicted by other evi-
dence before the committee or
implausible.
Those areas involve Clemens
testimony that he has never
taken steroids or HGH; that
McNamee injected him with the
painkiller lidocaine; that team
trainers gave him pain injec-
tions; that he received many
vitamin B-12 injections; that
he never discussed HGH with
McNamee; that he was not at
Cansecos home from June 8-10,
1998, when their Toronto Blue
Jays played a series at the Florida
Marlins; and that he was never
told about baseball investiga-
tor George Mitchells request to
speak before Mitchell issued his
report containing McNamees
allegations.
After the Feb. 13 hearing at
which McNamee repeated his
accusations and Clemens repeat-
ed his denials, both under oath
and under questioning from
lawmakers the minority staff
conducted interviews with addi-
tional witnesses.
Among them were a man
who said he played golf with
Clemens, a friend of Cansecos,
and Blue Jays traveling secretary
John Brioux, who say Clemens
was not at Cansecos 1998 party.
Tuesdays report also points
out conflicts between testimony
by McNamee and Andy Pettitte,
the New York Yankees pitcher
who was a teammate and friend
of Clemens.
And the Republicans ques-
tion why the Democrats cast
doubt on Clemens testimony
that he received B-12 shots
because teams medical records
do not show such injections;
the minority report notes that
Yankees trainer Gene Monahan
testified his team did not always
keep records about B-12. And
the report mentions interviews
with two team doctors and two
trainers about whether Clemens
had an abscess, but no witness
corroborated McNamees testi-
mony on that subject.
MLB
Sox win season opener in Japan
Questions
surround
testimony
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Boston Red Sox left felder Manny Ramirez reacts after hitting a two-run double of Oakland Athletics Huston Street as Athletics second base-
man Mark Ellis looks on in the 10th inning of the Major League Baseball regular season opener at Tokyo Dome inTokyo, Japan, Tuesday. Boston won
the game 6-5. Ramirez was presented with an oversized check for 1,000,000 yen after being named MVP of the game.
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sports 3b wednesday, march 26, 2008
As soon as Selection Sunday
passed, four teams appeared in the
majority of brackets submitted for
the Midwests Sweet 16 according
to Yahoo and Facebook brack-
ets. Kansas, along with Clemson,
Wisconsin and Georgetown,
had become the popular picks,
with the occasional guesses of
Vanderbilt, USC or Kansas State.
Now, about a
week later, the
Sweet 16 has
been deter-
mined, with
the upstart pair
of Wildcats in
Villanova and
Davidson, the
pride of the Big
Ten, Wisconsin, and the favorite,
Kansas. While this foursome is
filled with surprises, it will in no
way be a cakewalk to the Final
Four for the Jayhawks.
Many thought Villanova was
undeserving of a spot in the Big
Dance, taking away a spot that
should have gone to Arizona State
or Virginia Tech. As the lowest at-
large berth, they matched up with
the Clemson Tigers; a squad that
beat Duke and threatened Tyler
Hansbrough and North Carolina
three times this year. They were a
reason why many pundits labeled
the ACC the best conference, as
a main criticism had been the
lack of depth outside of Duke and
North Carolina. And in the first
half, Clemson was up by as many
as eighteen.
However, whatever halftime
speech Clemson coach Oliver
Purnell made most likely found
itself in the trash, and Villanova
came back for the unprecedented
upset. They stuck to their game
plan, which had come under scru-
tiny in the first half, and won the
game by making foul shots, allow-
ing no easy baskets and relying on
star player Scottie Reynolds. They
then rode that momentum into
a game against Siena, in which
Villanova never trailed.
Villanova is a guard-oriented
offense under coach Jay Wright,
just as they were two years ago
when they ran the well-publicized
four-guard offense with future
pros Kyle Lowry and Randy Foye.
That year they were a No. 1 seed
and lost in the Elite Eight to even-
tual champion Florida.
This year, the Wildcats do not
have as good a team as they had
two years ago, but they are still
a threat. The 12-seed is indica-
tive not so much of their talent
level, but of the losses they have
amassed as a young team in a
difficult conference. As a team
devoid of a senior and with ten
different players who have two or
more starts, stability was difficult
to come by.
A five-
game losing
streak includ-
ing a loss
to Rutgers
and a 20-
point blow-
out against
St. Josephs
reflected this, as did earlier loss-
es to programs such as North
Carolina State and DePaul. As
they collected themselves as a
team, they added victories against
Pittsburgh, Connecticut and West
Virginia to their resumes, and
they lost by one in an extreme-
ly controversial game against
Georgetown in which a touch foul
70 feet from the basket was called
with 0.1 seconds remaining, lead-
ing to Georgetowns winning free
throws.
Since digging a 36-18 hole
against Clemson in the first round,
Villanova has
outscored its
opponents by
a total of 36
points. The
Wildcats have
found their
identity in
their renewed
strong guard
play and their
defense. Reynolds is playing like
an All-American as a sophomore
and they found the ability to calm
a hot Siena team, which ran over
Vanderbilt like a Hummer over a
possum.
Looking ahead to potential
Elite Eight matchups sees two
looming teams in Wisconsin and
Davidson. Wisconsin won the
Big Ten, and Davidson has won
24 consecutive games, the best
streak in the NCAA. Though at
times the Big Ten appeared to
be a conference where interesting
and high-scoring basketball went
to die, it was still a competitive
major conference. Wisconsins
defense is its claim to fame, hold-
ing offenses like Indiana to 49
points and Michigan State to 42.
The Badgers shut down Kansas
States pride and joy, Michael
Beasley, in the second half, most
likely ending Beasleys short yet
dominating NCAA career. They
have also won 12 in a row and
own an early season victory over
Texas.
Meanwhile, Davidson has been
compared to George Mason as an
underdog who could make a run
to the Final Four. Their decorated
star Stephen Curry looks like a
15-year-old, but as soon as you
underestimate him, he scores 30.
As a team that starts no one over
6-foot-8, they held Georgetowns
giant, Roy Hibbert, to six points
and caused him to foul out. Not
only can they score at will, as
evidenced by 47 points tallied in
the second half, but during a 10-
minute stretch in the second half,
they held Georgetown to four
points. They are not new to play-
ing accomplished teams either,
for although their conference
opponents were not exactly stim-
ulating, they played Duke, North
Carolina, and UCLA respectably
early in the year.
Any Kansas fan who believes
a ticket to the Final Four is virtu-
ally punched will be biting their
f i ng e r na i l s
during the
next one or
two games.
The teams are
talented and
itching to beat
the favorite. I
r e c omme nd
waiting before
buying a tick-
et to San Antonio and realizing
that although Kansas is the favor-
ite to come out of the Midwest,
this team should not be com-
placent. After all, stranger things
than a Kansas loss have happened
already in the first weekend.
Edited by Daniel Reyes
BY JOSH BOWE
jbowe@kansan.com
For most high school seniors, pick-
ing a college includes a lot of trips,
visits and meetings. For freshman
Grace Thiry,
phone calls,
letters and
videos were
her tools for
choosing a
school.
For me,
I didnt come
for a visit,
Thiry said.
I just liked
the sound of the program and the
coaches there.
Thiry is from Victoria, Australia,
where she attended Mount St.
Josephs High School before ven-
turing across the Pacific Ocean to
Kansas. For Thiry, it made more
sense to be able to attend a school
while being able to play the sport she
loves. She found this love as a mem-
ber of KUs womens golf team.
Theres no opportunity (in
Australia) for golf and school
together, you either go to school, or
play golf, Thiry said.
Finishing 7th, 20th and 24th in
three tournaments this year proved
Thiry as the second most consistent
Jayhawk, behind sophomore Emily
Powers.
Shes a great girl, Coach Erin
ONeal said. It was a big risk for
her, to come without seeing campus
in person, but I knew she was a good
player.
Without Thiry being able to see
the campus in person, ONeal said
she recruited Thiry by using videos
of campus and of Thiry herself to
examine her swing.
ONeal said she understood the
switch from high school to college
was a great one, with even more
pressure on Thiry because she is
from another country.
Plenty of times kids are good
in high school then come to college
and just dont have it, ONeal said.
But shes been able to jump right in
and contribute.
Thiry said she also understood
that adapting to a new country and
culture was difficult but said that
she took it one step at a time.
A lot of people are so into foot-
ball over here,
Thiry said. But
its not too dif-
ferent from
home. Kansas is
a good second
home.
Being able to
speak the same
language here is
also a huge help
for Thiry, which
cannot be said
for her two other
international teammates, freshman
Meghna Bal, from New Delhi, and
sophomore Camilla Svensson, from
Gothenburg, Sweden. But the inter-
national trio still rely on each other
throughout the season.
It definitely helps to have inter-
national students other than me
here, were all in the same boat,
Thiry said.
ONeal said she also saw the
bond.
They can relate to each other,
ONeal said. They lean on each
other for support.
Not only has Thiry had to adjust
to the new culture, but also the spo-
radic Kansas weather.
Shes used to 100 degree temper-
atures, and now it can be 5 (degrees)
here sometimes, ONeal said.
As for golf, Thirys father got her
started into the game.
I started when I was around 10,
Thiry said. At first, I went to junior
clinics, then I played with my dad
and sister.
This is also the first time Thiry
has been apart of an actual golf
team.
Growing up, it was just indi-
vidual, but now
in college its a
team, so its a
different experi-
ence to get used
to, Thiry said.
The adjust-
ment of going
to school and
classes is going
smoothly as
well. She is
getting more
adjusted to her
teammates and now she has people
in Kansas she can rely on.
It makes it so much easier once
youre acquainted with teammates,
Thiry said. So many familiar faces
there to help for you. Whether its
putting birdies in the hole, or just
getting to class, this Jayhawk from
down under seems to be standing
up well.
Edited by Matt Hirschfeld
Ford Field
This is just the second week-
end of the tournament, but the
atmosphere of Detroits Ford
Field will make the games seem
like a Final Four. The basketball
court is going to be placed at
the 50-yard line of the stadium,
where the Detroit Lions play foot-
ball. More than 50,000 fans are
expected to be able to attend.
That kind of atmosphere could
be daunting to some players but
not to Brandon Rush. He didnt
even know they were playing at
Ford Field. He thought they were
playing at the Palace of Auburn
Hills, the arena where they lost to
Bradley in 2006.
I didnt know that, Rush said
about the football stadium. I
cant wait.
Feeling fne
Rodrick Stewart was holed
up in his hotel room during the
Kansas, UNLV game on Saturday
because of tonsillitis. Hes practic-
ing now and feeling much better.
Stewart said he started feeling
sick last Thursday, and it just got
worse after KUs opening round
game against Portland State. He
spent Friday and Saturday night
cramping and sweating.
Sherron Collins is also closer to
feeling like his old self. He collid-
ed with Stewart during a practice
last week and bumped his left
knee. Kansas coach Bill Self held
him out of practice on Friday, but
Collins has been practicing so far
this week.
Scottie does know
Villanovas Scottie Reynolds
knows how to do just about ev-
erything on the basketball court.
The sophomore guard leads the
team in points and assists and
averages 3.1 rebounds a game. He
scored 40 points against Con-
necticut last year as a freshman.
Self compared him to Texas D.J.
Augustin because Reynolds
always has the ball in his hands.
Russell Robinson had the pleasure
of guarding Augustin twice
this season, and he knows that
Reynolds will provide a similar
challenge.
Hes unorthodox, Robinson
said, but he can get a shot of
anytime he wants. He can shoot it
and drive it. Hes slow but quick in
the same sense.
Ouch, this cut could still
hurt.
Villanova coach Jay Wright
also coached the USA Basketball
Team in the Pan American games
this summer. You might recall
that guards Mario Chalmers and
Sherron Collins were invited to
try out. They didnt make the fnal
cut. Self said Wright didnt person-
ally make the cut. A committee
made the fnal decisions. That
doesnt mean Chalmers and Col-
lins wont have a little revenge on
their minds Friday night against
Wrights team.
Theyll be motivated maybe
because he was coaching the
team, Self said, but he wasnt the
person who had the fnal say in
them not making the team.
Shawn Shroyer
basketball notebook
Thiry
Growing up, it was just indi-
vidual, but now in college its a
team, so its a diferent experi-
ence to get used to.
GRACe THIRY
Victoria, Australia, freshman
Surprises in Midwest
Aussie adjusts to KU life
Villanova stands in Kansas way for trip to Final Four
mlb
Players struggle during spring training
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Brandon Webb and Roy Halladay
probably wouldnt mind another
spring training tuneup, if there was
any time left.
Both former Cy Young Award
winners struggled through their
final exhibition starts, while the
Chicago Cubs added Reed Johnson
to their outfield Tuesday and the
Chicago White Sox settled on Joe
Crede at third base.
Hours before, the regular season
began in Japan, where the Boston
Red Sox started their World Series
title defense with an extra-inning
victory over Oakland in the earliest
major league opener ever.
Back in Florida and Arizona,
several top pitchers prepared for
their opening-day outings and
not all of them looked sharp.
Webb allowed seven runs five
earned and 10 hits while throw-
ing two wild pitches in 4 1-3 innings
of the Diamondbacks 9-8 loss to
the Los Angeles Angels in Tucson,
Ariz.
The 2006 NL Cy Young Award
winner, Webb has an 8.50 ERA
through 18 innings this spring.
Honestly, Im not where I want
to be. Definitely not in midseason
form by any means, Webb said.
Halladay was betrayed by bad
defense and his own mistakes while
giving up 10 runs, four earned, in
a horrible fifth inning. Tampa Bay
went on to beat the Blue Jays 10-0
in Dunedin, Fla.
The Rays first 10 batters scored
in the fifth on six hits and five
Toronto errors three by second
baseman John Tolisano.
Its baseball, it happens,
Halladay said. I just didnt change
speeds very good once things start-
ed going. I thought my location
was good, but I didnt mix pitches
very well.
Halladay, the 2003 AL Cy Young
Award winner, never made it
through the fifth. He gave up nine
hits in all while walking one and
striking out three on 76 pitches, 51
strikes, in four-plus innings.
march madness
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VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) _ Quick,
try to find Davidson on a map.
Name Western Kentuckys confer-
ence.
This is the time in the NCAA
tournament when basketball fans
love to root for those double-digit-
seeded underdogs and all those
fuzzy stories that come along with
those stunning and bracket bust-
ing upsets.
Then theres 12th-seeded
Villanova.
From the Big East. The 1985
national champions. And in the
round of 16 for the third time in
four years.
Doesnt exactly have that
Hoosiers feel, does it?
Just because more people know
who we are, doesnt mean people
arent surprised were here, said
Wildcats guard Corey Fisher.
Nope, not at all. Turns out, even the
Wildcats (22-12) are a bit surprised
to be playing top-seeded Kansas
(33-3) in the Midwest Regional
semifinals in Detroit on Friday. The
Wildcats suffered through a miser-
able five-game losing streak, lost a
game to Georgetown with 0.1 sec-
onds on the clock, have no seniors
and fretted that a .500 conference
record might keep them out of the
65-team field.
While upstart schools like tiny
10th-seed Davidson (in North
Carolina) and No. 12 seed Western
Kentucky (of the Sun Belt) received
triumphant homecomings, some in
the Philadelphia area like to thumb
their nose at Villanova because it
plays in the ritzy suburban area
known as the Main Line.
All that mattered at Tuesdays
practice was that the Wildcats were
still playing. Its not Ova, Nova.
Everybody thinks were not that
good; we had no seniors, no leader-
ship, Fisher said. Now look. Were
in the Sweet 16.
Waiting for them are the
Jayhawks, a program the Wildcats
beat three years ago to launch their
climb back to national prominence.
Villanova beat then-No. 2 and unde-
feated Kansas by 21 points on Jan.
22, 2005.
Despite doubts, Villanova ready to take on Kansas
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BY TYLER PASSMORE
tpassmore@kansan.com
With the Jayhawk bats remain-
ing stagnate for four innings and a
2-1 score looming on the Hoglund
Ballpark board,
the boys in
crimson and
blue blew the
door open
Tuesday against
Chicago State.
The Kansas
baseball team
relied on a big
fifth inning
in which they
hung four runs
with two outs.
After the first
two Kansas batters of the inning
were retired, freshman designat-
ed hitter Jimmy Waters sent a
shot over the right center field
wall. Waters, who has had limited
playing time throughout the year,
broke out with a 2-2 day with a
homerun, single and a walk that
raised his average to .200 on the
year. Beginning of the year, I was
just pushing and trying too hard
to help the team. Jimmy Waters
said. The games Ive been sitting
out made me realize I need to set-
tle in my role, and today I just went
out there relaxed and let the game
come to me. After senior center-
fielder Casey Larson lined a single
into left field, sophomore second
baseman Robby Price added his
second hit of
the day mov-
ing Larson to
second. With
runners on
first and sec-
ond, red shirt
senior left
fielder John
Allman sent
a screamer to
right center
scoring both
runners and
giving him 21
RBIs on the year. Following his
three-hit game on Sunday against
Northwestern, Allman went 2-2
with two doubles and raised his
season average to .349. With three
runs in the inning, junior catcher
Buck Afenir was the next to the
plate and found his way to first
base being struck by a fastball.
Senior shortstop Ryne Price was
the next Jayhawk to step to the
dish, and with runners on first and
third became the second Price in
the inning to do damage, singling
to center field and scoring Allman.
Ryne continued to remain hot from
behind the plate since breaking the
Kansas career home run record
in the UMBC game last Friday in
Bradenton, Fla. The Jayhawks big
inning would prove to be enough,
as the five runs on four hits would
stand in the Jayhawks 6-4 victory.
Edited by Patrick De Oliveira
Kansas 6, Chicago State 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H e
KU 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 6 8 1
CS 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 8 1
Freshman leads team in batting
The games Ive been sitting out
made me realize I need to settle
in my role, and today I just went
out there relaxed and let the
game come to me.
jimmy waters
Freshman hitter
PITCHeRs
wP sam Freeman (4-0)
LP robert Vargas (2-4)
s Paul smyth (6)
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Senior shortstop Erik Morrison throws
to frst base for an out after felding a ground
ball. Kansas defeated Chicago State University
6-4 Tuesday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark,
pushing their overall record to 16-9.
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Junior pitcher SamFreeman throws a pitchTuesday afternoon. Freeman fnished with six strikeouts against Chicago State University, moving to 4-0 overall. Kansas defeated the Cougars 6-4,
pushing their record to 16-9 on the season.
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Senior right felder Ryne Price reaches for a fyball that dropped just over his headTuesday
afternoon against Chicago State University. The Jayhawks defeated the Cougars 6-4 at Hoglund
Ballpark, moving their overall record to 16-9 on the season.
MLB
Jayson Nix makes it as a
starter for Colorado
tUCsON, ariz. jayson Nix
got an early start on cleaning out
his locker, stufng clothes, shoes
and gloves into an oversized
travel bag.
For once, though, the gear
of the Colorado rockies rookie
second baseman isnt bound for
triple-a Colorado springs at the
conclusion of spring training.
Nix earned a big-league job
thanks to his stellar defense, plus
a sprinkling of ofense.
its a relief to know i made it,
said Nix, who was anointed the
starter after the game monday
with milwaukee. But honestly,
it doesnt feel any diferent. i still
have a job to do.
the rockies were holding
open auditions this spring for
the second base job following
the departure of Kaz mastui. Nix
beat out the likes of jef Baker,
Clint Barmes, marcus Giles and
ian stewart for the frst crack at
starting.
the team knew Nix was solid
in the feld, the concern was over
his bat. so far this spring, hes
hitting .300, mostly from the No.
8 spot in the batting order.
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game yet.
Kansas resident Minnesotan got
his first taste of the NCAA tourna-
ment against Portland State, playing
10 minutes and scoring two points.
He followed that up with two points
in three minutes against UNLV.
I knew it was going to be a
blast, Aldrich said. I knew it was
going to be jaw dropping and all
that. But I didnt know it was going
to be this fun.
With the graduation of senior
center Sasha Kaun and Jackson, and
the possible defection of sopho-
more forward Darell Arthur to the
NBA, Aldrich will no doubt play
more minutes next season.
But right now, Aldrich doesnt
want this ride to end.
When I get on the floor, I try
to give everything, Aldrich said.
I try to score whenever I can, I try
to block a few shots Well, I try to
block every shot.
Heading Home?
Chase Buford stood on the court
of five-year old Qwest Center in
Omaha, Neb., on Friday. Except
Buford, a freshman walk-on, wasnt
able to be himself. On this day,
Buford was Rene Rougeau, UNLVs
6-foot-6 starting power guard. His
job? Emulate UNLVs 6-foot-6 start-
ing guard and give Kansas starters a
good look at UNLVs offense.
Heres life for Buford during
Kansas tournament run:
Eat, sleep, bang your 6-foot-3,
200-pound frame against Jackson,
Kaun and Arthur at practice, and
then take a seat three rows behind
the Kansas bench with fellow walk-
ons Brennan Bechard and Brad
Witherspoon while your team plays
its way to the Sweet 16.
I still cant wrap my head around
the fact that Im a part of something
this special, Buford said. Im hav-
ing a blast.
And why not? Bufords attempt-
ing to equal the feat that his father,
R.C. Buford, accomplished 20 years
ago: Being a part of a Jayhawk
national championship. R.C. was
an assistant coach for the 1988
National Champions.
Bufords heading to Detroit
this weekend, back to the same
city where his fathers 1988 team
clinched its Final Four berth.
Buford said his dad had kept the
stories about 1988 to a minimum.
He has talked about some paral-
lels, Buford said.
The coincidences dont end in
Detroit, though. If the Jayhawks
find a way to win two games this
weekend, Buford will be heading
back to his hometown, San Antonio,
the site of this years Final Four.
Id be lying if I said it didnt
cross my mind, Buford said. Id
love for us to get back there, but
right now, Im doing my best not
to think about it. We got to worry
about Detroit first. We got a tough
task in Detroit.
SHooterS alike
Conner Teahan and Tyrel Reed
eyed the television screen inside
Kansas Qwest Center locker room,
and focused on the closing seconds
of Western Kentuckys first-round
upset against Drake.
As the seconds ticked down,
Western Kentuckys Ty Rogers
slipped open and released a guarded
three-pointer from 25 feet. Swish.
Game Over. Cue up One Shining
Moment music.
Teahan and Reed just watched.
They wont be making any buzzer
beating three-pointers this March.
Maybe someday.
With the class right now, its
not like I expected to be playing,
Teahan said.
Teahan and Reed have a lot in
common. They played AAU basket-
ball together. Both are Kansas natives
who grew up Jayhawk fans Teahan
in Leawood and Reed in Burlington.
And both possess shooting strokes
that any father would gladly bestow
on his son. Teahan is 12-20 from
three-point range in limited min-
utes, and Reed has made 11 of his 24
three-point attempts despite battling
nagging ankle problems.
Teahan and Reed have been bur-
ied at the end of Kansas deep bench
since conference play began.
But you wouldnt know it by
listening to them talk after Kansas
clinched a spot in the Sweet Sixteen.
This is why I came here. Just to
be able to be in the NCAA tourna-
ment, be a No.1 seed and be going
to the Sweet Sixteen, Teahan said.
Just being out there, being able
to play a little bit, getting used to the
atmosphere, it really helps fresh-
man, Reed said.
HawkS in waiting
The flashbulbs popped, and the
cameras rolled as the Jayhawks mod-
estly celebrated their victory against
UNLV. Aldrich, Reed, Teahan, and
Buford stayed off to the side, away
from the lenses and away from the
notepads and recorders.
But these freshman will eventu-
ally become sophomores, and those
cameras will be pointed at them.
This March is just a test drive,
and coach Bill Self said the fresh-
man will experience things that will
help when the spotlight is on them.
Seeing how all this works is
very important, Self said. I think
its important to play in the NCAA
tournament, so you get a better feel
for later when youre going to called
on to help lead the team.
Edited by Russell Davies
gers and toes. Instead, I saw many
older couples. I think the athletics
department roped them in with
promises of Everybody Loves
Raymond re-runs at halftime on
the Jumbotron. There were also a
lot of fathers at the game with their
daughters and I thought that was
a good idea. I
made a reso-
lution to do
the same some
day.
Al t houg h
I was disap-
pointed in
the turnout of
Kansas fans,
E v a n s v i l l e
s h o c k i n g l y
brought a (rel-
atively) large
contingent. I
estimated only a 3-to-1 advantage
for KU fans. This was profoundly
sad for me. Evansville even had a
group of male students who had
traveled to the game and showed
up bare-chested with paint on
their faces and bodies, and wear-
ing weird hats. They were boister-
ous and obnoxious, and I felt bad
for our players because no one was
painted for them or obnoxious for
them or crazy for them.
The field-
house, usually
so intimidat-
ing and full of
electricity, just
seemed like
a big, cold,
quiet building
on this night.
If the library
was full, stu-
dents could
have lounged
near the rafters
and done their
studies with little sound interrup-
tion save for when the band decid-
ed to belt it out. The lack of fans
was jarring for someone who had
never seen an event staged there at
less than full capacity. To juxtapose
the obsession with the mens pro-
gram with the indifference about
the womens program inside one
building was either fascinating or
depressing, and I couldnt decide
which. The athletics department
has tried to get creative to increase
attendance in the past at womens
games. Here is my suggestion to
guarantee double the fans next
year: a game of HORSE at halftime
between two members of the mens
team. Tap into this towns true
passion.
As for the game, Kansas jumped
all over Evansville, winning 82-60.
The Jayhawks were better than I
had expected and I wished I had
seen more games over the past five
years. They probably deserved my
support. They certainly needed it
more than the other tenant of the
building.
Edited by Patrick De Oliveira
basketball (continued from 1b) nystrom (continued from 1b)
ASSOCIATED PRESS
PARIS French President
Nicolas Sarkozy suggested Tuesday
that a boycott of the opening cer-
emony of the Beijing Olympics
was a possibility the first world
leader to raise the prospect of
punishing China over its ongoing
crackdown in Tibet.
The United States, Britain and
Germany all condemned China for
using force against Tibetan pro-
testers, but they stopped short of
threatening to boycott the games
or the Aug. 8 opening ceremony.
C h i n a ,
me a nwhi l e ,
showed no
sign of letting
up on its crack-
down. At least
two people
were killed in a
clash between
protesters and
police in an
area of western
China that bor-
ders on Tibet,
state media and human rights
groups reported Tuesday.
The clashes were the latest in
most sustained uprising against
Chinese rule in almost two decades
a challenge that has put Chinas
human rights record in the inter-
national spotlight, embarrassing
and frustrating a Communist lead-
ership that had hoped for a smooth
run-up to the Olympic Games.
Chinas response has also pushed
human rights campaigners and
governments to re-examine their
approach to the Olympics.
Sarkozy, who had faced rising
criticism in France for his relative
silence on the issue, couched his
comments cautiously: He made it
clear that skipping the ceremony
was one of several possible French
responses to the violence in Tibet.
Our Chinese friends must
understand the worldwide concern
that there is about the question of
Tibet, and I will adapt my response
to the evolutions in the situation
that will come, I hope, as rapidly
as possible, he said in southwest
France.
Asked whether he supported a
boycott, Sarkozy said he could not
close the door
to any possi-
bility.
His aides
c o n f i r me d
that Sarkozy
was talking
only about
the opening
ceremony. His
ministers have
repeatedly said
France does
not support a
boycott of the games.
The timing of Sarkozys com-
ments appeared aimed at persuad-
ing other world leaders to join him.
He travels Wednesday to Britain,
host of the 2012 Olympics, and
European Union foreign ministers
meet Friday.
British officials have ruled out
a boycott, saying the government
believes close cooperation with
China is the best way to influ-
ence it.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
spoke by telephone last week with
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and
has said he would meet in May
with the Tibetan spiritual leader,
the Dalai Lama. Browns office said
he will attend the closing ceremony
of the Olympics as planned.
President Bush has long planned
to attend the Beijing Olympics, and
the White House said the crack-
down in Tibet is not cause for him
to cancel.
We want everyone to refrain
from violence. We believe that
China should respect minority
cultures, in particular in this case,
the Tibetan culture, said White
House press secretary Dana Perino.
Because Bush
has a good
rel at i onshi p
with Chinese
President Hu
Jintao, he is
also able to
speak very
frankly about
our concerns
about human
rights and
democr ac y,
she added.
Asked if she could rule out a
possible boycott by Bush, Perino
said: I would say at this point I
have no change in our position.
Even if Sarkozy fails to convince
other leaders, he stands to reap
political benefits from his position.
The French leader, a conservative
who pledged to make fighting for
human rights around the world
a hallmark of his presidency, has
come under domestic pressure to
speak out against the violence in
Tibet.
Last weekend, an opposi-
tion Socialist leader lashed out at
Sarkozys deafening silence on
the issue, while Paris-based media
freedom group Reporters Without
Borders urged an opening ceremo-
ny boycott by heads of state other
VIPs.
The idea has found support
among many French people, with a
recent poll suggesting 53 percent of
respondents said they were rather
favorable to the idea of Sarkozy
shunning the opening ceremony.
Reporters Without Borders
research director Jean-Francois
Julliard said his group welcomed
Sarkozys comments. He added
that to his
knowl e dge ,
the French
leader was the
first to go so
far in the boy-
cott discus-
sion.
Outspoken
French Foreign
M i n i s t e r
B e r n a r d
Kouchner said
last week the
opening ceremony boycott idea
is interesting. The president of
the EU Parliament, Hans-Gert
Poettering, also said politicians
should consider staying away from
the ceremony if the violence con-
tinues.
European Commission President
Jose Manuel Barroso said he didnt
see the Beijing Games as a politi-
cal event and disagreed with the
idea of a boycott. A German gov-
ernment spokesman echoed that
comment, saying a boycott would
distract from efforts to find a
political solution to the crisis.
France snubs opening ceremony
olympicS
our chinese friends must un-
derstand the worldwide concern
that there is about the question
of tibet.
Nicolas sarkozy
President of France
We believe that china should
respect minority cultures, in par-
ticular in this case, the tibetan
culture.
DaNa PeriNo
White House press secretary
Soccer
Pamphlet
ignites
racial
tension
ASSOCIATED PRESS
BERLIN Prosecutors accused
the head of Germanys top far-right
party Tuesday of publishing a pam-
phlet before the 2006 World Cup
that questioned whether nonwhite
players should be on the national
soccer team.
Prosecutor Simone Herbeth said
in a statement that Udo Voigt, head
of the National Democratic Party, or
NPD, was charged with incitement
and defamation over the pamphlets.
NPD spokesman Klaus Beier and
Frank Schwerdt, a leading member,
also were charged, Herbeth said.
The flyers showed the traditional
white German jersey with the No.
25 worn at the time by black
defender Patrick Owomoyela. They
read: White, not just a jersey color!
For a real NATIONAL team!
Herbeth said the picture called
into question whether this player,
as well as other nonwhite skinned
players, were worthy of representing
Germany as national players.
Prosecutors charge the party
later printed another series of pam-
phlets showing 10 white and one
black player in German national
jerseys under the question German
National Team 2010?
Owomoyela, who has a German
mother, plays for Werder Bremen
but is no longer a member of the
German national squad.
Although i was disappointed
in the turnout of Kansas fans,
evansville shockingly brought
a (relatively) large contingent. i
estimated only a 3-to-1 advan-
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Tuckaway Management now leasing for
spring and fall. Call 785-838-3377 or
check us out online at www.tuck-
awaymgmt.com for coupon.
Very nice condo, 3 BR, 2 BA, W/D in-
cluded. Close to campus, only $279/per-
son. Call Sharon 550-5979
House for rent, adjacent to the Rec Cen-
ter. Avail. Aug. 5 for male grad students.
3BR 1BA. Off-street parking. Part base-
ment. Seen by appointment only.
$900/mo. for information 785-528-4876
No Deposits, Large Pets allowed! 2 BR, 1
BA at Trailridge! Short-term lease, only 4
months! $619/mo. w/ $85 monthly utility
credit. Call 785-218-0880. Leave msg.
NOW LEASING FALL 2008 Downtown
Lofts & Campus Locations
785-841-8468
www.frstmanagementinc.com
River City Homes, Inc.
Well maintained town homes in west
Lawrence. All appliances and lawn care
furnished. Visit our website for ad-
dresses and current prices. www.
rivercity4rent.com
785-749-4010
Sunfower House Co-Op: 1406 Ten-
nessee. Rooms range from $250-$310,
utilities included. Call 785-749-0871 for in-
formation.
FOR RENT
3 BR renovated older house on 1500
block on New Hampshire, avail August,
1 1/2 baths, wood foors, dishwasher,
washer dryer, central a/c, fenced yard,
dogs under 10 pounds and cats ok,
$1150. Call Jim & Lois 785-841-1074
7 BR 2 BA house 2 blocks from campus &
downtown. Hardwood & tile foors. Newly
remodeled bathrooms & kitchen. Large
deck. CA. Ample parking. Avail. in Aug.
$2,975/mo. Please call 785-550-0426
926 Ohio, four - bedroom house, 2 bath,
w/d, d/w, central air, basement, attached
garage, close to KU, No pets. $1600.00
749-6084. eresrental.com
941 Alabama, six - bedroom house, 3
bath, w/d, d/w, central air. Close to KU.
No pets. $2600 749-6084. eresrental.
com
Available August large 2 bedroom
apartment in renovated older house
1300 block Rhode Island, 1 bathroom,
wood foors, window a/c, washer/dryer,
dish washer, large front porch, off
street parking, cats ok, 819, call Jim
and Lois 785-841-1074
3 BR 2 BA. Near downtown & KU.
916 Indiana. $870/mo. Remodeled. 785-
830-8008.
3 BR available now. Includes W/D.
Ask about our 2 person special.
Call Lindsey @ (785) 842-4455.
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sports 10B wednesday, march 26, 2008
BY BRYAN WHEELER
bwheeler@kansan.com
The mens golf team completed
its fourth tournament of the spring
Sunday with a 12th-place finish
in the Ron Moore Invitational in
Goodyear, Ariz., at the Palm Valley
Golf Club, a par-72, 7,015 yards
course. The Jayhawks three-round
score of 868 left the team 23 strokes
behind rival team and tournament
champions Kansas State.
Freshmen Nate Barbee tied
for fifth place with a three-round
score of 209, marking the best fin-
ish of his career as well as the best
finish for any Jayhawk player this
year. After scoring an even-par
72 in the first round last Friday,
Barbee improved late in the second
round.
Barbee had started out the day
shooting an even par through 12
holes. On the 13th hole, Barbee
was able to make a wedge shot to
birdie the par-3 hole.
I asked Nate after the 12th hole
if he had made a wedge shot in the
tournament and that you should
at least make one wedge shot per
tournament, coach Kit Grove said.
Ironically, it went in.
Two shots later Barbee made
another wedge shot from 125 yards
uphill that gave him an eagle on
the par-4 hole.
I didnt really think about it.
I just made a dead aim at the pin
and shot at the hole, said Barbee.
Coach Grove was standing behind
the hole and I could tell right away
it went in by his reaction.
Freshman Brad Hopfinger
recorded his fifth top-30 finish
of the year, tying for 20th place
with a three-round score of 214.
Hopfinger also had a below-par
finish in the second round of the
tournament, with a score of 68.
Brad just played really solid
all tournament, said Grove. He
had a triple-bogey to start the
third round, but was even par after
that.
Juniors Zach Pederson, Walt
Koelbel and Brandon Hermreck
struggled throughout the three-
day tournament. Pederson had his
tournament-best round of 73 on
Sunday and tied for 49th place
with a three-round score of 221.
Koelbel finished the tourna-
ment tied for 57th place with a
three-round score of 224. Koelbels
best round came on Friday when
he shot a 74.
In his third tournament as a
Jayhawk, Wichita State transfer
Hermreck finished with a three-
round score of 231. Hermreck fin-
ished the tournament tied for 74th
place. Hermrecks best round of
golf was the first, in which he shot
a 75.
The Jayhawks next competi-
tion will be April 11 to April 13
in the N.C. State Intercollegiate in
Wallace, N.C.
Edited by Russell Davies
Hawks fnish 12th in Ron Moore Invitational
JefJacobsen/KU ATHLETICS
The Jayhawks have one competition left before they leave for the Big 12 Championship.
mens golf
MLB
Clement pitches frst game
after shoulder surgery
JUPITER, Fla. Cardinals
right-hander Matt Clement had
mixed results in his frst step
toward returning to a big-
league mound.
Clement, who had extensive
shoulder surgery 18 months
ago, pitched in a game for the
frst time this spring Tuesday.
He faced seven batters, walked
four and threw just 19 of his 37
pitches for strikes.
I feel pretty good, thats
what I take away from it, said
Clement. Obviously, I didnt
want to walk that many guys.
If anything, its getting used to
being able to put people away,
making fewer pitchers and get-
ting outs.
Clement was signed by the
Cardinals this of-season after
three years in Boston, half of
which were spent on the dis-
abled list. He was one of seven
players placed on the disabled
list Tuesday retroactive to
March 21.
Associated Press
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