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friday, may 6, 2011

The student voice since 1904


volume 123 issue 148

Lawrences landlord

How a boy from rural Kansas transformed into the citys most influential developer
By Lisa Curran

Photos of Lawrence buildings and apartment complexes line the hallway leading to Doug Comptons office. Historic downtown buildings from the 1800s. Renovations. New construction. Compton has altered or built each of them.
Framed newspaper articles hang in between the building photos. Many are negative: a fire that destroyed an apartment building under construction, a 2003 article from the Lawrence Journal-World that wasnt the most Doug-Compton friendly article, as Compton described it. I think youre being unrealistic in life if you dont mix up the good with the bad, Compton says with a slight drawl. I think the good is positive to read. To know that if you work hard, these are some of the benefits, but I also think the bad keeps you on your toes of what might happen. Sitting in his office the size of a 30-person classroom, Compton leans back in his chair. Though hes small in stature, his voice is loud, almost abrasive. His gaze is sharp and demanding. Right now, hes all business, but you wont find him wearing a suit. The most business-like thing about his appearance is his short, spiky grayblond hair. A blue, plaid button-down shirt and cowboy boots reflect his rural Kansas upbringing. He speaks in a straightforward manner, quick and to-the-point with no chance of being misunderstood. No need to add one more controversy to his unintentionally lengthy list.


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The Miller House stands as a historic landmark Athletics

By Laura nightengaLe
lnightengale@kansan.com Camouflaged in the suburban east Lawrence neighborhood stands the Miller House, the largest item in Dennis Daileys history collection. The house, built in 1858, was never meant to draw attention, and is perhaps why it survives as one of the areas only remnants of the Underground Railroad. The Miller House, 1111 E. 19th St., served as a hideout for escaped slaves, a pit stop for Quantrill and his band of raiders and, now, is home to retired professor Dennis Dailey and his wife. When anti-slavery activist Robert Miller moved his family to Lawrence from South Carolina they built a farmhouse that served as part of the Underground Railroad. Escaped slaves would hide in a treed area to the east known as Millers Grove or sleep in the smokehouse before moving onto freedom. Ive always had kind of an interest in history, just in general, Dailey said. Like in college I was interested in history classes, but when we began to live in this home, it reeked of history. It just reeks of history and I became fascinated with that. People still explore the Lawrence landmark today. They found out about this place down at the visitor center or something and they just drive in. I go out and welcome them and tell them the story and it is absolutely astounding watching their experience at this place, tears its just amazing, Dailey said. A barn and open landscape, unorthodox in the modern suburban setting, testify to the legacy of this historic site. In the summer, the trees get real full and theres less people here. You can stand out here and it feels like youre in the country, Dailey said. One special characteristic is that it predates Quantrills Raid a sacking of Lawrence that burned many of the communitys buildings. But the residence has history with William Quantrill himself, a Confederate guerrila leader. It was Quantrills first stop on his way to Lawrence, revisiting the site after possibly scouting the community several weeks before. They fed him a meal. Theres some evidence that he spent the night. In other words they befriended him, and he chose not to kill them, Dailey said. Quantrills visit is well documented, even recounted in a letter written by William Miller years later that Dailey reads to visiting elementary school students, which he said gave him chills each time. So sometimes youre sitting here thinking, The man spent the night. Thats a little weird, Dailey said. Dailey and his wife replaced the entire west wall and restored the fireplace to its original visage as part of the many investments the couple has made to maintain their homes integrity. The Miller family lived at this residence for nearly 100 years before the house was sold to the Eller family and finally the Daileys. Dailey said he hoped he could continue the legacy for another generation of Lawrence residents. My kids will be living here. The foundation of this house is remarkably solid, Dailey said. The work that weve just put into it to restore it, if people wanted to live here another 100 years they certainly could without any difficulty, no difficulty at Chris Neal/kaNsaN all. The barn outside the Miller House stands out in the modern suburban setting of today. The Miller House was built in 1858 and was a part of the Edited by Marla Daniels Underground Railroad during the Civil War.



employees begin their prison time

By aLex garrison

Two of the former Athletics employees convicted in a conspiracy to steal and re-sell at least $2 million in tickets have been sent to federal prisons following their sentencing in March. Kassie Liebsch, former systems analyst for the department, is serving her 37-month sentence in a minimum-security federal prison camp in Greenville, Ill. Her projected release date, according the Bureau of Prisons website, is Jan. 7, 2014. Rodney Jones, former director of the Williams Fund, is spending his 46-month sentence in a minimumsecurity camp for men in El Reno, Okla. His expected release date is not listed. Co-defendants in the case Charlette Blubaugh, former associate athletics director in charge of tickets, and her husband, Tom, a former consultant to the department, are still awaiting their detainment destinations. Charlette Blubaugh was sentenced to 57 months and Tom to 46 months. Edited by Sarah Gregory

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Kansas athletics Hall of Fame to include two new members in fall

A track and field star and a former baseball All-American are the two athletes chosen to be honored in Septembers induction ceremony.


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High: 77. sunny. Winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 30 mph.


Low: 56. 20 percent chance of rain. Winds south, 10 to 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.

SATURDAY: High: 80. Mostly sunny. Winds west 5 to 15 mph, gusting to 20 mph. SATURDAY NIgHT: Low: 57. Partly cloudy.


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Whats going on?

May 7

May 8
n The University Theatre will host the opera Hansel and Gretel from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall.

May 9
n The dole institutes first summer exhibit traces the history of the movement to abolish slavery from the framing of the constitution to its abolition during the civil War.

May 6
n The Music Therapy student Association will be hosting Music in the Park from 7 to 9 p.m. at south Park on Massachusetts street. The concert is free and open to the public.

n The kU society of open-Minded Atheists and Agnostics will host reasonfest, a festival of secular thought from 2 to 8:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the kansas Union.

May 10
n The Human resources and Equal opportunity department will host Generational differences in the Workplace from 9 to 11 a.m. at Joseph r. Pearson Hall, room 204.

May 11
n The school of Music will host a french horn recital for Michael cooper as part of the student recital series. it will be held in swarthout recital Hall in Murphy Hall at 7:30 p.m.

May 12
n The kU Alumni Association will host a Grad Grill from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Adams Alumni center.


The man was riding in a car Wednesday afternoon when it was pulled over by police in rensselaer, across the Hudson river from Albany. Police said he bolted from the cars passenger side and ran toward the river, where he jumped in near a bridge. The current carried him about 250 feet down river before he was able to grab onto a branch. Police soon arrived and pulled him from the 50-degree water. Authorities say the man, whose name hasnt been released, thought there was a warrant out for his arrest. But police say there was no warrant. He was taken to an Albany hospital for an examination.
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in an article published yesterday about reasonfest, JohnMark Miravalles name was misspelled.

Fearful man jumps into Hudson River

rEnssELAEr, n.y. Authorities in new york say a 21-yearold man who jumped into the Hudson river to escape police got all wet for nothing.

The identification of sources in Thursdays Malicious intimacy story was unclear. The names of the victims and attackers in the story, with the exception of Jana Mackey and fito Garche, were replaced with random pseudonyms. other identifying information was modified in order to protect the sources.




New plan includes domestic partners

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douglas County employees now have domestic partner benefits under a new plan passed by the County Commission Wednesday. Sarah Plinsky, assistant county administrator, analyzed the plan and estimated that five to 10 employees would use domestic partner insurance coverage, but specified that it was only a guess. Given the personal nature of the subject, it is inappropriate for staff to survey employees to get a better understanding of how many employees choose to utilize this coverage, Plinsky wrote. Plinsky also wrote that legal challenges to domestic partner benefits were likely to fail as long as beneficiaries are not required to be of the same sex. in addition, her analysis found that the benefits would likely not be a violation of a 2006 Kansas constitutional amendment that defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
Jonathan Shorman

On May 3, police arrested an individual at Mrs. Es after refusing to leave when served with a letter banning him from the cafeteria. The subject also resisted arrest. On May 3, someone stole an iPhone from Snow Hall at a loss of $200. On May 3, someone stole unattended textbooks from Watson Library at a loss of $600.
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Wayne Pierce in building services, Marisa Roney of Student Success, and Mindy and Joshua Smith, grandchildren of Joe Smith, gather in celebration of the lighting of the Joes Bakery sign in the Hawks Nest on the first floor of the Kansas Union. Joes Bakery was a popular late night tradition for Lawrence since its opening in 1952.

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Gas mileage actually decreases for speeds above 60 mph. According to the Department of Energy, each 5 mph someone drives over 60 mph costs him or her an additional 24 cents per gallon of gas. Furthermore, higher driving speeds could result in more fatalities. In the mid-1990s several states raised speed limits. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted a study in 1999 and found that in states that raised speed limits, interstate fatalities went from 3,100 total in 1995 to 3,504 in 1997. If raising the speed limit is not fiscally logical, environmentally friendly and could make roads more dangerous, then why do it? Gov. Brownback has recognized the hesitations surrounding increased speed limits, but he also notes a competing interest for liberty. Indeed, Kansas falls behind several western states that have already raised the limit to 75, and in some cases 80. Many drivers already push the 70 mph limit, and with the new bill will be able to drive those speeds legally. However, when assessing highways such as Kansas Highway 10, its important to weigh the costs against the benefits. Several students drive K-10 daily to commute to the University from the Kansas City area. One could argue that a high number of young and inexperienced drivers travel this road, so why take a risk that could make it more dangerous? Ironically, the governor has also pledged support for a cable barrier along K-10 in an effort to prevent more deadly crashes. It seems counterintuitive to also support a speed limit increase. While some highways in Kansas might benefit from the increased speed limit, the risk is too great for highways like K-10. With evidence to support the costs of increasing the speed limit, both financially and in terms of safety, one has to consider whether there is a need to drive faster. It seems the only other competing interest is liberty, and maybe Kansas drivers should be looking to find liberty in safety. Erin Brown for the Kansan Editorial Board.



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Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill on April 20 that will allow speed limit increases on separated multi-lane highways. Currently these highways are set at 70 mph. The change will take effect July 1, and the secretary of transportation, E. Dean Carlson, will decide where to post the new limits. Amid recent discussion of fatal car crashes and the need for cable barriers, Kansas drivers should pause and consider the need for increasing the speed limit. According to an April 28 Kansan article, the Kansas Department of Transportation estimated that replacing the signs to display the new limit would cost between $16,500 and $24,750. But the cost of signs is not the only cost to be considered.

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Dont overlook a day that celebrates military spouses
Military Spouse Appreciation Day is today. This day was set aside by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 to recognize the sacrifices military spouses make every day to make this country a better, safer place for all of us. Military spouses dont wear a uniform. They dont receive medals to acknowledge their sacrifices for this nation. Many of you have probably interacted with a military spouse and not even realized it. These men and women serve silently, doing all the things normal Americans do. They also pick up and move across the country and start their lives over approximately every year to 18 months. They spend countless hours as the volunteer backbone of our nation, spending year after year calmly and quietly carrying on, while in the back of their minds they are worrying that the last phone call they got from their service member, which was garbled and cut off in mid-sentence, is the last time theyll hear his or her voice. They worry that the knock on the door will mean their loved one is not coming home. They worry over their children who carry that same burden of worry. Military families dont ask for very much. But on this day our nation has set aside to honor these sacrifices, I implore you to look around and find some of the Military and National Guard spouses in your neighborhood and say thank you. More importantly, ask if you can help them ease their load, even for a day. Show the world that United We Stand.


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Time to clear up some misunderstandings on atheism

My name is Ali, and Im an atheist. This makes me part of one of the least-liked and least-trusted minorities in the United States, even though were as educated, patriotic, kind and trustworthy as any other group. We just believe in one less god than a lot of people. Id like to talk about some false assumptions some people hold regarding atheists. First, atheism is necessarily a pessimistic, nihilistic, selfish position. One can certainly be despairing and aimless and want only the worst for your fellow humans, but out of all the atheists I know that doesnt describe one. Personally, non-belief in a god or an afterlife is invigorating. If theres nothing after this, better make this life great, right? If nothing supernatural is going to step in and help people and save the world, I guess thats my job. This is not to say that those with religious faith all sit on their hands Second, atheism requires faith. This is possibly the most perplexing charge leveled against atheism, as most atheists are skeptics and reject any proposition not based in evidence. Faith and evidence are completely different ways of understanding knowledge, and religious people accept the former as valid, while nontheists do not. Atheism can be either a simple lack of belief in a god (weak atheism), or a conclusion based on observations (strong atheism). In either case, it does not have to be dogmatic and it can be open to the possibility of the supernatural. For me, Im an atheist translates into Based on the current evidence, I do not believe in a supernatural being that plays or has played any discernible role in the universe. It doesnt take faith to not believe something does a Christian require faith to not believe in Vishnu? It also doesnt take faith to draw a conclusion, as long as you admit that its falsifiable. Third, all atheists are hell-bent (ha!) on maliciously destroying your way of life and ripping to shreds everything you hold dear. Some are, maybe. I dont identify myself among them. Ill talk about religion with you and if youre open to it, Ill talk about the many serious problems I find with certain religions. Otherwise, Ill keep my more vitriolic opinions to myself. Im not trying to convert you, but we can still challenge each other in the name of personal growth. Did this column strike a nerve? Want to see, meet and befriend examples of pleasant atheists? Pick our brains? Listen to engaging speakers? ReasonFest is this weekend in the Union! Free is a sophomore in womens studies from Blue Springs, Mo.

afree@kansan.com and wait for divine intervention to fix their problems, or that they dont do great humanitarian work. I know they do. They should keep on keeping on. Compassion is not divinely bestowed. I think its pretty human, and someone better versed in issues of morality could write a great column about our evolution to be compassionate among our in-group and how altruism is beneficial, and so on. All I can say is that some of the most selfless individuals I know, those who dedicate their lives to improving humanity, are atheists.

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When youre a builder, a developer, that means change, Compton said. People dont like change. Ask someone prominent in Lawrence politics, construction or business what he or she thinks about Compton; they are sure to know him from his brief stint in the city commission and have an opinion about him and his business practices. But ask a college student, and youll likely receive a blank stare, even though hundreds of them live in his buildings. He donates thousands of dollars to Kansas Athletics each year, and his close friends include well-known names such as Larry Brown, former Kansas basketball coach, and Quin Snyder, former basketball coach for the University of Missouri. Compton has managed to remain unknown to average Lawrence residents who probably would recognize the name of his business: First Management. Since Compton incorporated the company in 1991, it has grown to employ more than 150 people and manage more than 2,500 apartments, most of which are in Lawrence. In addition to owning apartments, Compton has transitioned from being a bar owner to being a landlord for numerous businesses and bars, including the Granada, Encore, the Buckle and 3 Spoons. He probably owns more property in Lawrence than any other person or entity other than the city and the University of Kansas. First Management is currently constructing one of Comptons biggest projects yet a seven-story building at Ninth and New Hampshire streets downtown that will solidify him as Lawrences landlord. Long before he was owner and president of a multimillion-dollar development and management business, Compton raised pigs on the family farm while growing up



in Wellington, a town of about 8,600 in south-central Kansas. Each day after school, while others went to athletics practices, he headed to work. On weekends and during the summers he worked for different farmers. Working was a main part of his life. When Compton decided to buy his first truck his sophomore year of high school, he sold his pigs and paid cash, not asking for help from his parents. I wouldnt change that part of my life for nothing, he said. After graduating from Wellington High School in 1978, Compton decided to follow his brother and several classmates to the University of Kansas, where he joined Phi Delta Theta fraternity and fell in love with the Lawrence lifestyle. When you come to KU from a small town, thats like going to New York for a lot of kids, he said. Compton drove into town in a 1968 blue Chevrolet pickup truck, only to discover that many people in town drove newer cars and generally lived differently than they did in rural Kansas. I wanted that, he said. To own your own home and not have to worry about the basics. Not that I didnt have that growing up, but we didnt have it to that extent. Compton decided to take his first step toward getting that lifestyle when, as a 20-year-old junior in college, a bank took a chance and gave him a $20,000 loan to buy his first business, a bar named Bottoms Up at 715 Massachusetts St. The small-town farm kid who would help shape the face and skyline of Lawrence had been given his start and it was a success. With few expenses as a college student, he was able to take profits from Bottoms Up and invest them into his next idea a pattern that kept his businesses growing. Compton later received loans from Les Dreiling, then a loan officer at Lawrence National Bank and now the president of Lawrence Bank. Dreiling described Compton as a blue-jean, roll-your-sleeve-up, get-to-work-and-get-after-it kind of guy. My first impression of him was that he was sharp, energetic, Dreiling said. He knew what he was doing. He had a lot of energy and drive. He was personable and willing to put in the time and

effort to make things work. Compton graduated from the University in 1982 with a bachelors degree in general studies. While many of his fellow graduates scrounged for jobs, he already had a profitable bar business. By the late 1980s, Compton owned several bars and a string of rental houses in town. I loved the business, and I loved being around customers and people, he said.

chemistry changes. Were not the displayed as much interest in city politics. Instead, he focuses on First same community. He won the election and was Management, which has developed into a multifaceted company with elected to a two-year term. residential and commercial I think a lot of peomanagement divisions, ple dont realize that along with diviDoug took some sions for convery interstruction, lawn esting and and landscape sometimes They see he built this work, excavatunpopular ing, painting, p o s i t i o n s , big house and hes plumbing, said Marilyn got money and all roofing, mainBittenbender, FIRST MANAGEMENT tenance and senior vice that. What they dont The bar business doesnt exactly p r e s i d e n t housekeeping. understand is the risk he have a regular workday, though. As of Colliers Though it may Compton began approaching his International seem as if the is taking every day. 30s and started dating his future and a memcompany is wife, he realized it was going to be ber of the all-inclusive, MARILYN BITTENBENDER Senior vice president tough to maintain a relationship, K a n s a s Compton of Colliers International have a family and baby-sit his busi- Real Estate said First nesses every night. He decided to Commission. Management transition away from owning the And when I provided only places where students went to drink say unpopular, they were unpopu- about 20 percent of the services on and relax and instead focus on pro- lar within his own business and any given project. viding them with places to live. Comptons business associates within his industry. I started finding out that the real Bittenbender said one of his say he is very hands-on with projestate business was a little bit more unpopular positions was favor- ects and wont ask anyone to do of a stable business, he said. It was ing a new storm water ordinance. something he wouldnt do himself. more of a daytime operation. All of this, Compton said, The ordinance required all new He married his wife, Lara, in construction and developments to motioning to his computer, cell1989. She was from Chicago and detain rainwater onsite, prevent- phone and desk, its a trap. I cant had graduated from the University ing flooding in parts of Lawrence. afford to be stuck here eight hours in 1988 with a degree in art his- However, it also added costs to a day. Ive got to see whats going on tory. In the early 1990s, Compton developers and property owners out there. focused on renovating older houses projects. Perhaps that is why Compton in the Oread Neighborhood or tearThose are the kind of things can be seen driving in his pickup to ing them down to build duplexes that I think Doug is not always check up on his properties during or triplexes such as Carson Place, acknowledged for, but that he really weekends, pulling a stray weed in 1121 Louisiana St., which First was instrumental in helping shape the summer and plowing snow in Management still owns. a higher standard of development the winter. When he goes out to eat, Jeff Hatfield, a Lawrence devel- for Lawrence, Bittenbender said. he often chooses a restaurant in one oper and co-owner of Larry It has helped projects be better of his buildings so he can see if the Hatfield Appraisals, has worked and help our community be better tenants have been having any probwith Compton on a few projects, over time. lems. His lunch or dinner choices Compton ran for re-election two could include Cielto Lindo, Pita Pit, but has been his competitor on years later, but lost. A Lawrence Pyramid Pizza, Ingredient, Encore others. I think he really was well ahead Journal-World article at the time Caf, Esquina, Runza Restaurant, of the curve in terms of finding implied he lost because of his oppo- Spangles and Biemers BBQ. projects to develop around KU that sition to changing the citys human A CONTROVERSIAL always have a constant and steady relations ordinance to protect the COMPANY gay and lesbian community from stream of tenants, he said. The size and effect of First Less than 10 years after graduat- discrimination. T h e Managements influence also makes ing, Compton founded human rela- it a target for criticism. First Management A lot of people see him as a ball tions ordito manage the widenance was a hog, think that he always has to spread properties he bigger issue own everything and control everyhad acquired. than I thought thing, Hatfield said. But with all He also took it was, of the developments Ive done, both an interest in Compton told developments from relationships the local politiThe University is what the newspa- and developments from a business cal scene, runruns this community. per after the standpoint, hes always been more ning for city election, but than fair. commissioner DOUG COMPTON Bittenbender thinks there is a Ill go to bed in 1993. At the Owner of First Management knowing I time he ran for did the right commissioner, thing. he thought C ompton that Lawrence said his deciwasnt very development friendly and that the sion 16 years ago was very comcity was off track on what drove the plicated and he would not vote the same way today. He said he would economics of Lawrence. The University is what runs never discriminate no matter the this community, Compton said. race, religion, color or sexual prefWhat happens up on that hill with erence of a person. Since that vote ended his career as 25,000 college kids, you pull that out of Lawrence, the dynamics, the city commissioner, Compton hasnt

disconnect between big developers like Compton and the rest of Lawrence. They see he built this big house, and hes got money and all that, she said. What they dont understand is the risk that he is taking every day and that he could lose it all tomorrow. Many of Comptons developments have created jobs and revenue for the city, though they werent always popular with residents of Lawrence. One controversial development was the Wal-Mart at Sixth and Wakarusa streets a few years ago. Compton said some were against it because they thought it would create excessive traffic or because they simply didnt like Wal-Mart. I think people vote at the cash register, Compton said. If you dont like somebody, then you dont go there. Compton stands confidently next to the job trailer for his newest project, a seven-story, mixed-use building on the corner of Ninth and New Hampshire streets downtown. Across the street, men in hard hats work to make up lost time on the project. Because of the snow at the beginning of the year, the project is about three weeks behind. Looking over the construction site, as he does regularly, a concerned but determined look comes over Comptons face. What times that rain coming? he asks his project manager. Well probably have to wait to pour the concrete until tomorrow. Once again, bad weather has interfered. You cant do anything about Mother Nature, Compton said. You just have to work around it the best you can. Compton talks about what he envisions for the completed building. First floor: a health club with 17-foot ceilings, a rock climbing wall and locker rooms in the basement. An outdoor patio will provide a place for outdoor fitness, such as flipping tires. A coffee and wine bar on the north side of the first floor will have an outdoor patio of its own. First Management will move its headquarters from its current location at 601 N. Iowa St. to the second floor, downsizing from 16,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet.


It will be a smaller, more efficient office space, he says. Fifty-five high-end lofts will spread over the next five floors, including 10 studio apartments, 35 one-bedroom apartments and 10 two-bedroom apartments. Compton aims to keep the lofts similar to traditional lofts, with stained concrete floors and nine-foot exposed ceilings in living rooms and bedrooms. The lease will come with a parking spot in the existing garage next door and access to the health club downstairs. Compton expects the lofts to be filled with young professionals and students. First Management has already had calls from prospective tenants, and it hasnt even started advertising yet. If everyone who has inquired about the apartment so far signs a lease, one-third of the lofts will be filled. When completed, the building will be as tall, if not taller than, the U.S. Bank building next door. Moving his headquarters to downtown is somewhat symbolic and counters what critics have said about Comptons previous projects that invested more time and money away from downtown, such as the rural land development of Bauer Brook Farms or the development of Saddlebrook Townhomes near Sixth Street and Folks Road. Though some Lawrence residents are upset with the height of the new building and the loss of the vacant lot where Thursday night movies and concerts were held in the summer, many like the project because they think it will invigorate and bring more people to downtown. It was nice to go to a meeting to request a permit and not have anyone protesting it, Compton said. Bittenbender said it wasnt a controversial project because most Lawrence residents wanted to keep downtown strong, and this project would definitely help. When you have a downtown that doesnt have employees there and it doesnt have people moving there 24/7, then theres not going to be a demand for retail, she said. Compton is also hoping to renovate the Masonic Temple, 1001 Massachusetts St., downtown into a wedding venue after being approached by the owner of Macelis, a local caterer, through a local real estate broker. Compton said he had met with the owner of Macelis several times, but the project depended on whether he could secure property tax concessions from the city. The tax concession would allow First Management to increase the value of the building without having to pay higher property taxes for a designated time period. With the responsibility of managing a large and growing company,


Compton admits he suffers from family. Doug Jr. said people would pressure and stress. Over the last base their judgment of his family on few years, he has found an outlet what his dad does in business. in jogging a couple of miles every When I was younger, of course morning. The more stressed he is, I would let it get to me, because no the longer he runs. He said he had little kid really knows how to deal also tried to be better about taking with that, Doug Jr. said. You have vacations and getting away once a to learn to adapt to it. month. Doug Jr. said his family was very Though he missed out on spring open and everyone could speak his break with his wife and three kids or her mind. this year, he did take a break from We ate family dinners almost working to attend the games Kansas every night, he said. That was a played in this years NCAA mens big thing. Everyone come together basketball tournament. Following for dinner at the end of the day. and supporting Kansas mens basDespite being close with his kids, ketball is one of his only hobbies. Compton said none had shown He bought season tickets in 1984 interest in being a landlord. and has had them since. Until a few I think its because they see their years ago, it was rare for him to miss dad come home every night worn a home or away game. out, he said. Another of his hobbies is workDoug Jr. is majoring in sports ing on the farm and taking care of management; Chase, 17, is interhis familys six dogs. The Comptons ested in the arts and will graduate have three Chihuahuas, a French from Free State High School soon; bulldog, a golden retriever, a great and Lily, 11, will complete the sixth dane, horses and a cow on their grade in May. ranch on the north side of Lawrence Bittenbender recalls a time she near Free State High School. visited Compton at home because Hes a big animal lover, said she needed real estate papers signed Doug Jr., Comptons oldest son and and he had broken his foot and a KU sophomore. I never remem- was on bed rest. Lily came in from ber growing up without a dog in preschool, excited, and interrupted the house. their meeting. Doug Jr. graduated from Free She goes, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy! State High School in 2009 and now Look at my art! Bittenbender said. helps out with video and practice Bittenbender said a lot of dads, if for the mens basketball team. This they were in a meeting, would have year was his first year living in said, Later, or Not now. Highpointe, 2001 W. Sixth St., one Instead, Bittenbender said of his dads apartment complexes. Compton stopped, inspected Lilys But he doesnt get a free pass on work and chatted with her for a few rent just because his father owns minutes before she decided to go the building. upstairs. Then he and Bittenbender Ive got to work for it, he said. continued their meeting. He doesnt give me anything for His kids and his family are a free. very, very high priority for him, Encouraged by his father, Doug she said. A lot of men would have Jr. started mowing lawns, water- handled that very differently. ing flowers and pulling weeds for A GOOD FRIEND First Management in the eighth Comptons friends describe grade. When he was old enough him as driven in business, to drive he cleaned pools but more relaxed in a perduring the sumsonal setting. mer. When Dreiling, I liked it, C o m p t o ns Doug Jr. said. Ive got to work for former loan It taught me officer, and his a work ethic it. He doesnt give me wife bought from a young anything for free. their first age. house, they had Doug Jr. DOUG COMPTON jR. an ordinary, said that Comptons son cheap-looking while he was mailbox. But growing up, one day he his father came home often put in 12-hour days at work. When he did and found a custom-made mailbox get home, he would often play bas- that looked like a miniature of their new house. ketball with his sons for hours. He didnt say he did it or anyHe loves hanging out with his family, Doug Jr. said. Usually his thing, Dreiling said. Somebody days are just so stressful, its nice to told me and said that he put it up. It come home and take your mind off was one of those deals that he was always there to help things out. Hes everything thats going on. Some critics of First Management just a good quality guy. Hatfield, one of Comptons busispeak openly about their dislike for Compton and his business prac- ness partners, said Compton would tices, which can be tough on his be the first to throw him a set of

keys if his car broke down and has always talked about the value of maintaining relationships. Over and over, he always tells me, Jeff, you got to maintain relationships, Hatfield said. Thats the key to business. Thats the key to life. You maintain relationships. Dreiling said Compton followed his own advice in this area. What I admire about Doug is, theres a lot of guys that have new partners on every new deal, Dreiling said. Hes had the same partners for a lot of years. It tells you something about a guy, that if you go back to the same person, and if you put money into him and its getting return, its been a good relationship. Hatfield thinks Comptons success in business has a lot to do with his character. Obviously you dont find people that build companies in really this small of an amount of time and be able to balance it all, Hatfield said. I think its just part of who he is. He has the right morals and values and I think its something thats just innate in him. Hes a self-made guy. He went out and did it and made it happen.

n Current First Management office, 601 N. iowa St. n Future health club and First Management office, 901 New Hampshire St. n T-Mobile, 1700 W. 23rd St. n dollar General, 1811 W. Sixth St. n Kiefs downtown Music, 823 Massachusetts St. n Jocks Nitch, 837 Massachusetts St. n The Granada, 1020 Massaschusetts St. n Great Harvest Bread Company, 807 Vermont St. n The Buckle, 805 Massachusetts St. n Arizona Trading Company, 736 Massachusetts St. n Habitat for Humanity restore, 800 Comet Lane n dr. Anderson, GSr Construction, Chappell and yarn Barn, 932 Massachusetts St. n PromptCare and Free State dermatology, 3511 Clinton Parkway n Twin Oaks Strip Center, including Pyramid Pizza, Jayhawk Food Mart, Kathys Alterations and Watsons Barber Shop, 701 W. Ninth St.

Doug Jr. said his fathers motto was Work hard. Play hard: If you want to have fun, you have to earn it. Based on that motto, Compton has worked hard, earning him a suite at Kansas football games, courtside seats at Kansas basketball games and a large, southern-style house. The Wellington native who raised pigs to buy his first truck can now afford the 1959 blue Corvette convertible in which he drove friends Bill and Cindy Self in the parade celebrating the Jayhawks victory in the 2008 NCAA mens national championship game. He drove Larry Brown in the same convertible in the parade celebrating the 1988 title. I think weve created a good company with First Management, and I think we employ a lot of good people, Compton said. I think weve done good things. Not everyone in Lawrence agrees, but Lawrences landlord stands ready to defend what his company does and build what he thinks people want. Doug Compton has been steadily changing the face of Lawrence for 30 years and hes not about to stop. Edited by Dana Meredith


n n n n n n n n n n n runza restaurant, 2700 iowa St. Spangles restaurant, 3420 W. Sixth St. Esquina, 801 Massachusetts St. Pita Pit, 1011 Massachusetts St. Pyramid Pizza, 1029 Massachusetts St. Encore Caf, 1005 Massachusetts St. dempseys, 623 Vermont St. Biemers BBQ, 2120 W. Ninth St. 3 Spoons, 732 Massachusetts St. ingredient and ibar, Ecke building, 947 Massachusetts St. Cielito Lindo, 815 New Hampshire St.

n n n n n n 7 East 7th St. 845 iowa St. 1040 Vermont St. 429 N. iowa St. Masonic Temple, 1001 Massachusetts St. 734 Massachusetts St.

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Doug Compton married his wife Lara in 1989. Lara graduated from the University of Kansas in 1988 with a degree in art history.
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Doug Compton grew up in Wellington, a town of 8,600 in south-central Kansas. He raised pigs growing up and worked for different farmers on weekends and during the summers.

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Doug Compton (bottom left) poses for a family portrait this winter with his wife Lara, son Chase, 17, (back) and daughter Lily, 11, and son Doug Jr., 19, (front row).

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After graduating from Wellington High School in 1978, Compton attended the University of Kansas. He bought his first bar during his junior year.

Doug Compton drives friends Bill and Cindy Self in the parade celebrating the Jayhawks victory in the championship game of the 2008 NCAA mens basketball tournament. He drove a 1959 blue corvette convertible, the same car in which he drove Larry Brown after the national championship victory in 1988.



Fifth-seeded Kansas to face Illinois Tampa Bay strikes down

By Blake SchuSter
bschuster@kansan.com After finishing undefeated in conference and 7-5 overall, the Kansas lacrosse team has earned the fifth seed in the 2011 Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference Playoffs. All season long the Jayhawks followed the lead of attack Francis Enright, a senior from Winnetka, Ill., who finished the regular season with the best statistics in his career at Kansas: 38 goals, and 23 assists for 61 points. The postseason tournament, which begins tonight in St. Charles, Mo., will pit Kansas against 10-5 Illinois in the quarterfinal. The Illini are led by attacks Dan Dickerson, a junior, and Sam Weinstein, a freshman, and senior midfielder Bob Ridlen. The three have combined for 147 points this season. While the Illini do have these three weapons, Kansas first year coach Dennis Shults has been preparing for them. Were going to have all of our defenders lock off. Theyre going to get some goals on us, but we have a solid defense, Shults said. Although shutting down Dickerson, Weinstein and Ridlen will be key to a Jayhawk victory, it is not the only thing Kansas will have to do to win. Illinois is pretty tough, Shults said. Were going to have to play a couple seriously great halves to come up winners on this. Historically, Kansas has not played well against Illinois. In their last four meetings, the Jayhawks have gone 0-4 with the Illini and have been out scored 50-23 in those meetings. The main downfall of the Jayhawks this season has been the excessive amount of penalties taken throughout the games, and the Jayhawks have had trouble killing them off. This is a problem that Shults thinks will be a non-issue now that a championship is on the line. They have mostly been defensive calls, Shults said. And we changed the way that we are defending with the long sticks to make sure they are not flying out of the air for a slash, but basically being poke checks. Shults said he believed that if the Jayhawks were able to advance past the first round, they could gain the confidence to make a run for the championship. A quarterfinal win would set the Jayhawks up against the No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers, who earned a bye in the first round. Rounding out the other half of the bracket, third-seeded Missouri will face sixth-seeded Iowa in the quarterfinal. The winner will go on to face the second-seeded Lindenwood University for a shot at the championship. The quarterfinal games will be played tonight, with the semi-finals and championship played during the next days. Edited by Sarah Gregory


Washington in overtime
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TAMPA, Fla. There was no comeback for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals against the Tampa Bay Lightning only more postseason disappointment. Falling short of expectations yet again, the top-seeded Capitals were swept from the NHL playoffs on Wednesday night, falling 5-3 to the fifth-seeded Lightning in game four of the Eastern Conference semifinals matchup. It was a tough year we went through peaks and valleys but I just thought if we persevered that something good was going to happen, Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said. I thought as late as when they made it 5-2, this is going to be tough. But even before that I thought, OK, were going to find a way. The guys want it too much, and theyve come back all year in dire straits. I still thought we were going to tie it up and win it in overtime. Sean Bergenheim scored two goals and Dwayne Roloson stopped 33 shots for Tampa Bay, which extended its winning streak to seven games and advanced to the conference finals for the first time since its 2004 Stanley Cup championship season. Were definitely happy, but were not popping champagne or anything, Lightning forward Ryan Malone said. We know what our goal is and we have to keep going and stay even keel. We havent done anything yet. Rookie Michal Neuvirth stopped 32 shots for Washington, but Bergenheim scored twice in eight minutes during the second period to build a 3-1 lead that sent the sellout crowd of 20,835 into celebratory mode long before it was over. Theres not very much you can say. Theyre down in the dumps.

Im down in the dumps, Boudreau said. I just told them I was proud of them for the way they worked all year, and that they never quit right to the end. Thats all a coach could ask is if you dont quit and you just keep plugging through. I thought we had a good chance to win, and we just didnt get it done. The Lightnings big three of Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier and Steven Stamkos have elevated their games in the playoffs, but so has Bergenheim, who has a teamleading seven goals through two rounds. St. Louis sixth goal of the playoffs, with 3:08 remaining, finished Tampa Bays scoring. Malone and Marc-Andre Bergeron added goals for the Lightning, who have not lost since dropping into a 3-1 hole against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round.


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i gave it my body and mind, but i have kept my soul. Phil Jackson

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Mavericks guard J.J. Barea came off the bench and scored 12 points in game two against the Lakers, which was the total of the Lakers entire bench that game. espn.com

How many times has a Phil Jackson team been down 2-0 in the playoffs and how many of those times has it won the series?



A: Seven times, winning two


ike Tyson, Joe Louis and Evander Holyfield have two things in common. One, they are successful boxers and two, they have all filed for bankruptcy. Sports Illustrateds Pablo Torre reported in March 2009 that 78 percent of NFL players and 60 percent of former NBA players are either broke or financially stressed after retirement. I would imagine the statistics are similar for retirement or even during an active career. I had the pleasure to speak with newly crowned WBC Welterweight Champion Victor Ortiz last week about this pressing issue. Luckily for him, he has surrounded himself with financial advisors, accountants and Pepperdine University professor Lee Katz to keep track of his earnings. Ortiz said that while it might be nice to own a Bentley or Maserati, which could set him back a good $300,000 to $400,000, it made more sense to own a practical car. He doesnt want to live a flashy lifestyle just because he can. He has seen what has happened to his peers. A lot of boxers go from having nothing to having the world at their fingertips. They dont know what to do with all the money, so they spend it. He attributes his need for plain necessities instead of luxurious items to his midwestern roots and his troubled upbringing.

mlavieri@kansan.com twitter.com/kansanbball The 24-year-old from Garden City didnt live the easiest life. His childhood is as scripted as many boxers: difficult with little to no parental supervision. His mother walked out on him, his brother Temo and sister Carmen when Ortiz was just 7 years old. After his mother left, his father wasnt around for months at a time. Ortiz called him and his siblings stray dogs, just roaming, trying to survive. He used boxing as a way to stay out of trouble, even though his father forced him into the sport. Ortiz was picked on at young age because he was called chubby. Ortiz now stands at a modest 5-foot-9, but his body is 150 pounds of pure muscle. He used boxing as motivation because his parents said he would never to amount to anything. They said he wouldnt graduate high school or go to college. They even said he would be a parent as a teenager. Yet, he graduated from high school with a 3.7 GPA and went to college for a year and a half. This all made Ortiz grow up faster than he wanted to, but he is more mature because of it. He doesnt want to end his career like Tyson: broke. He wants to be able to have stability when he retires. But once his career is over, he wants to return to college, preferably the University of Kansas and walk down the hill. I admire what boxers go through, especially the difficulties they have to overcome, but what really makes Ortiz stick out is his desire to be financially savvy. Edited by Tali David

BY Mike Lavieri

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Lawrence storms stop softball games

The softball teams scheduled double header against drake has been canceled because of thunderstorms throughout the Lawrence area. The teams final game of the season against UMKC takes place Tuesday in Arrocha Ballpark.
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Royals score fourth win against Baltimore Orioles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Melky Cabrera homered, doubled and singled while driving in four runs, Bruce Chen allowed one run in seven innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Thursday. Cabrera, who also scored three times, hit a solo homer in the eighth off Clay Rapada. Chen (4-1) gave up his only run in the first and then pitched shutout ball for the next six innings. The left-hander, who was KCs biggest winner last year, allowed five hits and one run, walking two and striking out five. He has not lost a start in Kauffman Stadium since Aug. 12, 2010, against the Yankees. Since then, hes 6-0 in nine starts at home. Chris Tillman (1-3) took the loss, typically getting almost no offensive support. In his last six starts, the Orioles have scored only five runs while he was in the game. The Royals kept their streak intact of not losing a home series. Theyre 4-0 so far this year with two splits. The Orioles are 2-8 when the opponent starts a left-handed pitcher.
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friday, may 6, 2011
59 and one-third innings pitched. Kansas has not yet named a starter in Sundays 1 p.m. game, but it The spotlight will be on the will most likely be either Taylor Kansas (22-24, 9-12) pitching or freshman Alex Cox, both have this weekend when they travel to started games throughout the Norman to take on an Oklahoma year. Because the Jayhawks can be Sooners (32-12, 10-9) team that sure to bet on Oklahoma amassleads the Big 12 in nearly every ing runs on the scoreboard major hitting category. Fortunately for the Jayhawks, the Sooners have scored 56 more their pitchers are not coming into runs than any Big 12 team this weekends series overworked the Kansas batters must do their something the Jayhawks werent part to take some pressure off the sure of after a two-game mid-week pitching staff. Senior outfielder Casey Lytle set against Wichita State. Sophomore pitcher Thomas must lead the Jayhawks efforts Taylor started this past Wednesday at the plate he comes into the against Wichita State, only four weekend as the only Jayhawk batting above the days after start.300 mark, at ing on the pre.311. vious Saturday. Im really proud of the With Lytle Coach Ritch progress that Kaiana has leading the way, Price expressed the Jayhawks concern that the made. Hes playing like a younger batJayhawks would freshman All-American ters must folhave to use low suit and right now. possibly six or RiTCh PRiCe do their part seven pitchers Kansas coach as well. One in Wednesdays of those young outing. batters, freshAfter a strong three-inning performance from man second basemen Kaiana Taylor followed by a four-inning Eldredge, must keep his hot bat outing from senior pitcher Wally smoking against the Sooners this Marciel, Jordan Jakubov then weekend. Im really proud of the progclosed out the game in the followress that Kaiana has made. Hes ing two innings. We had Thomas Taylor on a playing like a freshman Allthree-inning maximum and then American right now, Price said. Wally really picked us up. For him Were talking about a guy who to walk out there and go four was hitting like .145 before we innings really gave us a chance to started Big 12 play and I think rest our bullpen and give Colton hes like .290-something in the Murray and Frank Duncan a conference. Hes improved each night off, Price said. It really sets and every week. The Kansas pitching staff has us up for the weekend series at its toughest test of the season this Oklahoma. Todays 6:30 p.m. pitching weekend, and the Jayhawks linematchup features Kansas ace up must perform well to relieve senior T.J. Walz and Oklahomas some of the pressure off the pitchers. The Jayhawks are going to star senior Michael Rocha. Rocha brings an ERA of 1.51 have to play the best they have all with 52 strikeouts and only 12 season to take down their top-dog walks into Fridays action. On opponent, Oklahoma. March 28, he shut out the confer Edited by Dave Boyd ence leader, Texas, and struck out 13 batters in the performance. T.J. Walz is 5-4 on the year with an ERA of 3.47. Walz had ku vs. oklahoma his worst performance of the season against the Longhorns, giving up 10 hits and five runs in five innings pitched. Saturday at 2 p.m., Tanner Poppe will start for the Jayhawks. day: Today Poppe has the best ERA on the Jayhawks staff at 3.19. Poppe has location: Norman, Okla. had control problems throughout Time: 6:30 p.m. the season, walking 30 batters in mvernon@kansan.com


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Thursdays game canceled

Local thunderstorms kept the Jayhawks off the field.


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pitching staff in the spotlight


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Sophomore designated hitter Jake Marasco at Hoglund Ballpark on Tuesday evening against Wichita State. Marasco went two for four Tuesday evening and ended the game with two RBIs. Kansas defeated Wichita State 7-4 during game one of this weeks doubleheader.

A walk down musical memory lane

ent floors of the dorms, and we feel alive whenever it is pumped out of the speakers in Allen Fieldhouse or Memorial Stadium. What are sports without music? There have been marching bands as long as team sports have been around. Bands are the bravery behind every team. Why else were drum lines present on the battle fields of the Civil War and many others? To inspire soldiers, to inspire the home team. So, in a farewell to Kansas, here is a look back at what songs have defined Kansas sports over the last four years. singing what so many have sung before. Then, follow it up with the best college chant in the country. Chills. Enough said. Composed by Clint Mansell as the title track of the soundtrack for the movie, Requiem for a Dream, the song has come to define Kansas basketball. As the background song for the opening video of each home game, the building drama of the song cannot be contained. Each time I hear it and watch the video, I leap with joy and tear up at the remembrance of Marios Miracle and all of the faces Kansas fans and students have been so lucky to watch perform year after year. It works as a great recruiting tool as well.



requiem for a dream

doesnt like hearing the line KU ... so great, Im like Chalmers at the buzzer, 08. B Double E did it with this one. A local artist rapping about the local team and town.

Two former Jayhawks to be added to Hall of Fame

kcarpenter@kansan.com Kansas Athletics announced the newest members of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, track and field star Amy Linnen and former baseball AllAmerican Don Czyz. Linnen, Czyz f r o m Westhampton Beach, N.Y., was an indoor and outdoor pole vaulter earning AllAmerican Linnen honors in 2005 as well as winning the 2005 National Championship. Linnen, a transfer from the



ne week. Thats all that is left. Classes will be done on Thursday, and stop day and finals will follow in a fury of procrastination followed by allnighters. As a graduating senior, I am not looking forward to my last tests, but rather looking back on all the times that have led me to these last few days. And being that this is one of my last columns for the University Daily Kansan, I wanted to end it on a nostalgic note. And what is as nostalgic as music? Music defines generations, and in this case, has defined the last four years of my life. Many of us listen to it while we study, hear it at bars around town or on differ-

I have to begin with the traditional song. After all, that is where Kansas gets its acclaim. Not many sights or sounds can match a Saturday afternoon, or an evening in The Phog, when Kansas students and alumni embrace each other friends and strangers and rock to the same tune. Back and forth, waving like a field of wheat and

The alma maTer and rock chalk chanT

Of the 257 remixes to the Wiz Khalifa song, Red and Blue KU might be one of the most forced. But it works. Simply because the beat is too infectious, and who

red and Blue ku

What song coming out of todays music scene better translates into a matching band hit? DJ Khaled and T-Pain must have obviously been thinking about what would sound the best in Allen Fieldhouse more than what would sound good in a club. This even replaces the classic routine of waving the wheat. Imagine, everyones hands go up until the beat comes back in and everybody starts singing: And they stay there, and they stay there. This song may not last much longer than two years in Allen Fieldhouse, but in my time here, its been a pleasure trying to sound like T-Pain. Edited by Tali David

all i do is Win

University of Arizona, holds the Kansas indoor and outdoor school record after clearing a height of 4.3 meters. Czyz, an Overland Park native, played under current baseball coach Ritch Price from 20032006 and was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the seventh round of the 2006 MLB draft. While at Kansas, Czyz was a two-time All-Big 12 selection. He was named the 2006 National Collegiate Basketball Writers Association Stopper of the Year while leading Kansas to its first conference title in almost 50 years. Both athletes will be inducted into the Kansas Hall of Fame, located in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics, on Sept. 30. Edited by Marla Daniels