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volume 123 issue 75

Brain power

Hit the y, then hit the bks Memory increases with daily exercise Editor’s Note: This is the third part  of a three-part series on good finals habits. Check out kansan.com for  information on sleeping and eating  during finals.

Long said exercise released hormones like serotonin that helped students feel happy and motivated. Laura Webb, a graduate student and KU Fit instructor at the Ambler recreation center, agreed BY JUSTINE PA PATTON TTON that students would feel refreshed  jpatt@kasa.c  jpatt@kas a.c after they exercised. “I just feel better after I work  During finals week, swivel chairs out. My whole attitude has changed and computer desks replace station- after I am at the gym,” Webb said. ary bikes and treadmills as students “Even if I’m not all that excited ditch exercise for more study time. about going to the Rec one day, Amber Long, the fitness coor- usually if I go I never regret it.” dinator for the Ambler Student Patty Quinlan, the nursing Recreation Fitness Center, said supervisor at Watkins Memorial these students might be neglect- Health Center, said exercise could ing their grade also help stupoint averages dents fight sick“I think a lot o times we get along with ness, another their muscles. finals week foe. caught up in thinking we Long said “It helps the need to exercise or a whole exercise, espeblood system cially cardioand circulatory  hour. That’s not the case.”  vascular exersystem work  cise like runfaster, so any  Amber long ning, actually  toxins or buildFitss cdiat helped memups in our body  ory formation. can be filtered Increased heart rate and blood flow  out quickly,” Quinlan said. “Then, to the brain helps people build up if we are met with bacteria or virusmemory connections, Long said. es, our immune system can take So, when students are studying, care of us.” they will remember the facts more Long said if students had efficiently if they have exercised not exercised on a regular basis first. throughout the semester, finals Long said students didn’t have to week was a great time to start. spend hours running on the tread“Typically students think they  mill. She said they could reap these can’t spare an hour or 30 minutes benefits by exercising for as little as to go exercise, because they want 20 minutes a day. to study,” Long said. “That’s great, “I think a lot of times we get but I have a feeling that if they took  caught up in thinking we need to those 30 minutes to refocus and get exercise for a whole hour,” Long some needed energy, they’d probsaid. “That’s not the case. We just ably be more efficient and focused need to work harder in the 20 or 30 in their studies.” minutes that we do have.” — Edited by Dana Meredith Exercise can also help students stay motivated while studying.

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Natalie Pak, a sophomore rom Springeld, Mo., catches up on some reading while she pedals away on the second foor o the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center. According to Amber Long, the tness coordinator or the Ambler Recreation Center, cardiovascular exercise incerases blood fow to the brain, which helps build up memory connections.



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To his surprise, Paul Mason saw  himself on the screen. Someone had videotaped him getting his morning coffee at Panera Bread and driving to the School of Business. Maybe next time Mason will think twice before he turns his students into crooks, teaching them how to wash checks, steal credit card information, even swindle the elderly. Callie Reber, a master’s student from McPherson, is in Mason’s “Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting” class. Her group did a presentation on surveillance, and couldn’t think of a better target than Mason. They always saw him with a Panera cup in the morning, and they asked an administrative assistant near his office what time he usually got in. She said 7 a.m., so by  6:30 they were waiting at Panera, 520 W. 23rd St. “It made me think about how  I follow the same routine every  day,” Reber said. “He thought it was a good way to show a real-life example of a class concept.” The class, ACCT 741, is a graduate level class designed for people who will work with auditing. For some like Reber, who will be doing auditing for a firm in Kansas City  next year, that might be a career as

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On any given day, Tyler Smith pulls out his phone to check texts during class. Smith, a junior from Hutchinson, said it wasn’t really about being bored, but maintaining communication. “I just text family or friends and work a lot,” Smith said. The prevalence of texting during class inspired two Wilkes University psychologists from New  York to conduct an anonymous survey of 269 students. In their survey, Deborah Tindell and Robert Bohlander found that 95 percent of students brought their phones to class every day and 91 percent had used their phones to text message during class. According to the study, almost half of all respondents said it was easy to text in class without their instructor knowing. And 62 percent said they should be allowed to text in class as long as they didn’t disturb their classmates. Bailey Young, a sophomore from Winfield, sometimes uses her phone during class to text or check  the time. Normally, she is responding to a text rather than initiating one, Young s aid. “I’m not a huge texter,” Young said. “I don’t just text to text.”

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95 pct f studts i thi phs t cass vy day 91 pct hav usd thi phs t txt ssa dui cass Aut 50 pct said it is asy t txt i cass withut thi istuct kwi 99 pct f studts idicatd that thy iv thy shud  awd t kp thi c phs i cass 62 pct said thy shud  awd t txt i cass if thy d’t distu cassats

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“Th i tw th ight w a th alt ight w i th i tw lightig

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F th uati  hi pi, ral raga lpt with a ll  

sUA’ Lat night Wit bah i tw ight  9 p.. t iight i th kaa Ui ball. ej hlia  a ativiti a w i a  awll t all 2010 la.

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Li sav a u hi pillw t


ig g lu.

ch ut hul w i at , 1, 2, 3 a 4 p..

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 Th n Th

dpatt  Viual At dpatt At lu will hl hl a hlia at al  9 a.. t 6 p..  th uth   th kaa Ui.

Ui Ativiti will ht a lat-ight wit ah  9 p.. t iight i th all   th kaa Ui. nLat a 


n Th  Th

shl  egiig egiig will giz all all 2010 giig gauat at 9 a.. i Wu Auitiu i th kaa Ui.

da. n la.


 Th n Th

hall’ hlia pt hall’ pti i will    3:30 t 5 p.. i th Aa Alui ct.




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Ui Ativiti will ht it Lat night baat at m. e’  10 p.. t iight.


n Th  Th

sp muu  At stut stut Avi  ba will ht a tu ight  4 p.. t iight i th ctal cut  th sp muu  At. Th will pvi  agl, ca-cla put a Wi-Fi.

w gi.

n Th

shl  Juali will hl it gauati  at 1 p.. i Wu Auitiu i th kaa Ui

CORRECTION  Th d. 6 t “P tah iat pt” iitif th a wh i th pga it  th dugla cut ctial Failit. Hi a i mi ca.


WikiLea ikiLeaks ks’’ founder sent to jail, faces extradition

Westminster Magistrates’ Court in acting on behalf of the Swedish or physical incapacity. Even if the Hurtig said it was difficult to say  the early afternoon. He showed no authorities, outlined one allegation warrant were defeated on a techni- how long the extradition process LONDON — A British judge reaction as Judge Howard Riddle of rape, two allegations of molesta- cality, Sweden could simply issue a in Britain would take, but it could be anywhere from a week to two sent Julian Assange to jail on denied him bail and sent him to jail tion and one of unlawful coercion new one. Assange’s Swedish lawyer Bjorn months. Tuesday, denying bail to the until his next extradition hearing stemming from Assange’s separate sexual encounters in August ODD NEWS WikiLeaks founder after Assange on Dec. 14. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert with two women in Sweden.  vowed to fight ef forts to be ex traLindfield said one woman dited to Sweden in a sex-crimes Gates, visiting with Afghan Truck with cream President Hamid Karzai and U.S. accused Assange of pinning her investigation. MEDIA PARTNERS Despite Assange’s legal troubles, troops in Afghanistan, was pleased down and refusing to use a constrikes L.A. home kJHk i th tut vi i ch ut kaa.  kUJH-TV a WikiLeaks spokesman insisted to hear that Assange had been dom on the night of Aug. 14 in Los AnGeLes — ma L ai. eah a th i w,  sulw baa chal 31 Stockholm. That woman also the flow of secret U.S. diplomatic arrested. liv i a wt pt  ig ui, pt, tal hw a i Law    what u’v “That sounds like good news to accused of Assange of molestcables would not be affected. He ig i L Agl cut. th tt a  tua i ta’ kaa a th ing her in a way “designed to also downplayed efforts to constrict me,” he said Tuesday. ni a at a tu  w. Upat  th w ai t,  tut. Whth it’ Riddle asked the 39-year-old  violate her sexual integrity” the group’s finances after both Visa  ‘’ ll  gga, pt  at , 1 p.., 2 p.., a 3 p.. Th haulig hlat up and MasterCard cut off key fund- Australian whether he understood several days l ater. pial vt, kJHk 90.7 i  tut-pu w ai liv at 4 ah it hi il h A second woman accused that he could agree to be extradited ing methods Tuesday. u. p.. a agai at 5 p.., 6 p.., v pa, ath ig haulig “This will not change our to Sweden. Assange, dressed in a Assange of having sex with her ma thugh Fia. Al  36,000 pu  whipp operation,” spokesman Kristinn navy blue suit, cleared his throat without a condom while she kUJH’ wit at tv.u.u. a a u a Hrafnsson told The Associated and said: “I understand that and I was asleep at her Stockholm home. ah Tua jut t  Press. As if to underline the point, do not consent.” Assange’s lawyers have The judge said he had grounds WikiLeaks released a dozen new  hi hu. diplomatic cables, its first publica- to believe that the former computer claimed the accusations stem Authiti a th tu, tion in more than 24 hours, includ- hacker — a self-described home- from a “dispute over conseniv  a uli 16ing the details of a NATO defense less refugee — might not show  sual but unprotected sex” and CONTACT CONTA CT US a-l, wa tpp  a plan for Poland, Estonia, Latvia and up to his next hearing if he were say the women only made the ta  t a a haigranted bail. claims after finding out about Lithuania that prompted an indig Tll u u u w. ctat ctat Alx li  jut  Ittat Arguments during the hour-long each other’s relationships with Gai, ei bw, davi cawth, nant response from the Russian 210. Th ppl ha i ni Gi, saatha Ft, Ft, eil hearing detailed the sex accusa- Assange. WikiLeaks lawyer envoy to the alliance. STAYING CONNECTED mc  rhi o at (785) ijui. Assange turned himself in to tions against Assange, all of which Mark Stephens says the case 864-4810  it@aa. it@aa... WITH THE KANSAN has taken on political overScotland Yard on Tuesday morn- he has denied. Fllw Th kaa  Twitt at — Associated Press Gt th latt w a giv u Attorney Gemma Lindfield, tones — a claim Swedish offiing, and was sent to the City of   Thkaa_nw.  Thkaa_nw . u a  llwig Th cials have rejected. Legally, there is a good kaa  Twitt @Thkakaa w chance Assange will be heada_nw,   a a   2000 dl Hua dvlpt ONLINE COLLEGE COURSES ct ing to Sweden. Experts say   Th Uivit dail dail kaa  1000 sui Av. 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 Th Uivit dail dail kaa i th th tut wpap  th Uivit  kaa. Th it p i pai thugh th tut ativit . Aitial pi  Th kaa a 25 t. suipti a  puha at th kaa ui i, 2051A dl Hua dvlpt ct, 1000 sui d., Law, ka., 66045.  Th Uivit dail dail kaa (Issn (Issn 0746-4967) i pulih ail uig th hl a xpt satua, sua, all a, pig a  a xa a wl uig th u i xluig hlia. Aual uipti  ail a $250 plu tax. stut uipti a pai thugh th tut ativit . s a hag t Th Uivit dail kaa, 2051A dl Hua dvlpt ct, 1000 sui d., Law, ka., 66045



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City considers new plans for trash disposal

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If you’re trying to rile up someone from Lawrence — you figure talking about recycling, unemployment and parking downtown ought to do it — then bring up the city’s new discussion on trash collection. In early September, the city  council told city staff to come up with a menu of options for the future of the city’s trash collection. In late November, November, the staff sent the council a memo with three main choices. Now, it’s up to the city  council and neighborhood associations across the city to weigh in. “We weren’t trying to generate ‘the solution’ or ‘the right answer,’” said Tammy Bennett, assistant public works director. “We want it to serve as the basis of discussion moving forward.” The first option is to maintain the status quo, the rear-loaded trucks that require a crew of two or three people with no requirement for citizens to rent a cart. But the other two options propose buying new technology, such as fully automated trucks with

arms to pick up carts, which typically only require a one-person crew. That means fewer trash collectors, less wages and less workers’ compensation the city has to pay  out. One of the options calls for mostly new, fully automated trucks, while the second calls for a mix of  those and status quo semi-automated trucks, which would mean crews of one and sometimes two. The new trucks also touch on a topic that’s important in Lawrence: the environment. Any move to fully  automated trucks would require residents to rent a cart from the city. The carts would be available in different sizes — 35, 65 and 95 gallons — and would require people to pay more for throwing more away. That’s a positive for the green community. Bennett said the city heard from residents who wanted the price of disposal to be related to the amount of waste, even measured by  trash collectors at the curb. “That’s really challenging from the technical perspective,” Bennett said. “Not to mention that there’s a real risk of increasing illegal dump-

As pat o Univsit Povost J  Vitt’s ongoing statgic planning pocss, an onlin iscussion oa ill com opational toa.  Th oa oa ill allo stunt stunts, s, acult, sta an oth mms o  th KU communit to povi suggstions to impov th Univsit’s acamic xpinc. eali this smst, th povost stalish th ok goups to stngthn th ucational nvionmnt, iv sach an innovation, an ngag scholaship ith pulic svic. Ths goups a ovsing issus that ang om impoving th Univsit’s putation as a sach institution to alting its gnal ucation quimnts to tt t stunt ns. Stv wan, vic chancllo o sach an gauat stuis an co-chai o th diving discov an Innovation ok goup that is poviing th iscussion oa, sai th ias that sult om ths log iscussions ill hav a majo impact on th ok goups’ plans. “It’s impotant to gt a oa sampling o popl’s thoughts,

ias an poposals aout ths issus,”wan sai. “I th hol univsit is as ngag in this as possil, it ill la to a stong plan that’s mo likl to  aopt an us as a tool  aministation.” Changing th Univsit’s outat gnal ucation quimnts an cating mo sach ngagmnt oul hav a i ang o nts, incluing tt cuitmnt o oth stunts an acult. “Stunts a attact to univsitis that a as stong as th can  in tms o sach an scholaship,” wan sai. Kistin boman-Jams, posso o chmist an th oth co-chai o th goup, sai this iscussion oa ill tak avantag o th man popl not in aministation that still hav v goo ias an insight on ths issus. “w hop this sults in changs that von in th KU communit ls th  a pat o,” boman-Jams sai.  To com com a pat o th iscussion, go to http://.povost. ku.u/planning/school-mphass/iscussion-oa.shtml. — Stephen Gray 

Doctor dressed as Elvis performs CPR It asn’t lu su shos ut a pai o snaks that l a San Fancisco octo ss as elvis Psl to a oman ho pass out at a Las Vgas stauant at a maathon. Clauio Palma tlls th Las Vgas rvi-Jounal h as ss as th King at Suna’s Las Vgas r ock ‘n’ roll hal-maathon hn h pom CPr an suscitat anoth unn at th bug ba at Manala Plac.  Th 36-a-ol 36-a-ol  as cla cla in a  jumpsuit,, siuns  jumpsuit siuns an sca o th ac an ma hav look lik Psl, ut in al li, h’s an ansthsiologist. Palma sas paamics thn aiv, an th oman gav him a i look an tol him sh as OK. H sas th incint asn’t th onl hat-stopping on that a: h also got mai at a un-thu chapl uing th ac.

— Stephen Montemayor 

Th pot chmical smll that l to th vacuation o Malott Hall Mona as actuall caus  an ovhating xhaust an moto om a um hoo, sai Jill Jss, Univsit spoksoman. KU Pulic Sat civ a call poting an unknon chmical smll on th th oo o Malott at 4:20 p.m. Mona. Th uiling main vacuat until aout 6:45 p.m., hn th smll isps nough o th ai qualit to  sa. Th th-oo la h th smll cam om main clos.  To Univsit mplos mplos ha complain o haachs om th smll. On mplo as tanspot to Lanc Mmoial Hospital an th oth as tat at th scn. Jss sai th an moto as ing x an th la as ack opn o moat us.

— Edited by Alex Tretbar  — Samantha Foster 

— Associated Press


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KU alumna places in writing contest A om jounalism stunt an Univsit dail Kansan sta mm on thi plac in collg atu iting in th 2010 william ranolph Hast Founation’s Jounalism Aas Pogam. Al Van dk, ho gauat in Ma an no oks o  Th Kansas Cit businss Jounal, ill  aa $1,500 o h Apil 21 atu “Unxpctl Van dk expcting.” H sto look at unplann pgnancis an th cision-making pocss o  ou omn, incluing to KU stunts. Aout 110 ungauat  jounalism pogams at collgs an univsitis nationi a ligil to paticipat. Th Hast Jounalism Aas Pogam consists o six monthl iting comptitions, ith championship nals in all ivisions. Th pogam, in its 51st a, annuall aas up to $500,000 in scholaships an gants.

average cost of workers’ compensation for Lawrence trash collectors was more than $215,000 per year, according to the memo from city  staff. Bennett said most customers probably wouldn’t notice much difference in service between a fully  automated and semi-automated trash truck. The required carts and altered parking, however, might be a different story. It’s now up to the city to decide if  it wants to start buying the new fully  automated trucks, and how many it wants to buy. Neighborhood associations and concerned citizens have a chance to voice their opinion in the coming months. The city  commission meets every Tuesday  at 6:30 p.m. Bennett stressed that the three options laid out aren’t final, or even exclusive. The city’s choice might be a mix of all three, or something entirely else. “There are tons of options out there,” Bennett said. “This is just a starting point, a first step.”

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because the current rear-loaded option is the only way to collect trash in areas like downtown. Consider the ‘student ghetto,’ the area between campus and downtown Massachusetts Street. It has older, more narrow streets with dense parking. Caroline Kraft, a junior from Tulsa, Okla., used to live in an apartment near 14th and Tennessee streets. She said parking around there is already strained by a lack  of parking space. “It’s a big problem already,” Kraft said. “The last thing we need is to reduce parking.” She said regardless of what the city decides to do, it can’t change parking in that tight area without making things worse. “That would be one place that may always have to have rear-loaded service,” Bennett said. While a fully automated truck  could cost as much as $230,000 — $30,000 more than the truck  the city uses now — it would save money in the long term by saving on wages and workers’ compensation for trash collectors. From 2005 to 2010 so far, the



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ing.” Bennett said the cart system is more “doable” “doable” and that other cities have gone to a similar system. Even beyond the trash collection aspect, the city staff included possible recycling options and goals for reducing waste in the memo, which will spur debate about how  the city will handle recycling. Britten Kuckelman, a junior from Wichita, said the carts might help the environment a little, but the city should be focusing on recycling. She said the city of Wichita collected both trash and recycle bins, and her family began throwing away more things in the recycle bin than the trash. “People will do what’s convenient,” Kuckelman said. “Right now, recycling in Lawrence isn’t convenient.” Also, buying the shiny new  trucks comes with a catch. They  need space to stick out that arm and pick up the trash, so parking zones might change, especially in the tighter streets around town. Bennett said the city could never have only fully automated trucks,

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ARIES (Marh 21-Aril 19) Tday is a 7 s aa ta t ipt tu a gup t. T iati at a patia . Pua t t  u a. TAURUS (Aril 20-May 20) Tday is a 9 A aiat u v aia tai. yu a  a ipt ipu a g   u . but u gt tt ut i  u  tgt. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Tday is a 6 o ta   t au a ia ’t  it t pa. Ta ti t t a ut ig. T a it ai at. cANcER (June 22-July 22) Tday is a 6 yu pt qui  ag. U a v iat tu a a igt ta a utt  ut t t avi avi  aag. aag. T tp a a ai. LEo (July 23-Aug. 22) Tday is a 6 ea i t a, u attti it   att t a atiip a  u. c a aag tai i u puu a atia ativit. G pa! VIRGo (Aug. 23-Set. 22) Tday is a 6 Putivit u  ti, it u i  a. Iagiati ai u a  patia iati, t t ia gt t  . LIbRA (Set. 23-ot. 22) Tday is a 7 yu attti u  u att ta. T v a iut, t tai a aa pptiv. T at pti a i. ScoRpIo (ot. 23-Nv. 21) Tday is a 7  T t t ua uati ti   ta’ ta’ t i  ativit. yu yu ’t  t i atig, ut u   t gt a g tat. A ti t f. SAGITTARIUS (Nv. 22-De. 21) Tday is a 9 Pu a it u  aa ta. yu ’t  u t gt  up. A tut iit pttia  ta u’ iagi a gt u t at. cApRIcoRN (De. 22-Jan. 19) Tday is a 6 yu  -tai i u pa a ia ta. cativ tiig  ati, ai. sti t patia a a iia ugt. T g. AqUARIUS (Jan. 20-Fe. 18) Tday is a 7  T upi upi    pia pia,, aitai a ut appaa   u ativit. yu a v a  quti t ivt attti. dvp u at aa  ti. pIScES (Fe. 19-Marh 20) Tday is a 6 mt  u attti i  t pp . ra at a it t ituiti, at ta ig i. Ptt pa at, a t .


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This week, exceedingly popular computer game World o Warcrat undergoes a cataclysm, reshaping not just the game’s landscape but how you play in the game. But World o Warcrat’s reboot is nothing compared to the turmoil the entire genre is undergoing. Massively multiplayer online role-playing games, once the home o antasy, magic and swordplay, are increasingly diversiying to include not only new themes and settings to explore, but also new  takes on what it means to roleplay and how players interact. “I think something very big is happening in online play in general,” said John Smedley, president o Sony Online Entertainment, the company behind DC Universe Online, Free Realms and EverQuest. The year kicked o with the launch o MAG on the Playstation 3. The irst-person shooter created by the olks behind popular shooter series SOCOM supports rolling battles o up to 256 players at a time. And there is no way to play the game oline. At irst blush MAG may seem like a standard military shooter, but the game shares a lot o elements with traditional MMOs, it has gamers choose rom one o three actions to play in and then tracks each player’s progress, allowing them to level up their character and unlock talents. “It’s about getting a large num-

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ber o people to play,” Smedley  ond hal o next year, needed a lot said. “It’s a huge notch above cur- o work, so it was delayed. “There was a moment in time in rent-generation shooters.” And MAG isn’t the only game our company where we looked at to combine the popularity o irst- our own stu with a clear eye and person shooters with the addictive saw we have to do better,” he said o the delay. “DC Universe was nature o online role-playing. The largest MMO shooter in held or a year-and-a-hal rom the world was created in Korea. when we wanted to launch it and Crossire hit the United States last now I’m very happy with it.” While Sony Online year and makes all o its money  by charging players or premium Entertainment works to develop both pay to play and ree to play  weapons. Smedley added that he wouldn’t massively online games, they also be surprised i the maker o the keep an eye out on the less traditional orms game he curo massive rently plays most right now, online games, “I think something very Activision’s Ca ll especially  big is happening in online o Duty: Black  those made by  Ops, didn’t cresmaller, indie play in general.” ate an MMO o  developers. its own soon. L e a g u e john smedley “I think the o Legends, s oi et. pit lines or what which has you call a masplayers consively multitrolling heroes player online as they try to game are being blurred,” he said. take down an enemy’s ortress, “Now an MMO just needs to be isn’t really massive. Less than a a game where a large number dozen gamers can play in a single o people can interact. It doesn’t match at a time. But Smedley says mean it needs a subscription or to that the number o people playing have micro transactions.” matches at any given time is stagSmedley says that Sony Online gering, something that reminds Entertainment are starting to him that the massive in massively  invest more heavily in the ree- multiplayer doesn’t necessarily  to-play model. Kid-riendly  have to be in a single game. It can Free Realms and Clone Wars instead by a mammoth commuAdventures are both doing well nity built around a single game. and SOE just launched a new  “These guys are doing amazing Facebook game called Wild Lie numbers,” he said. “Is it an MMO? Reuge. The publisher is also gear- It’s deinitely not an MMO but ing up to launch a new Facebook  they are rivaling MMO concurgame based on James Patterson’s rency numbers. numbers.”” books that will have players huntSmedley points to Minecrat ing down a killer. as another surprising success o a And Sony Online game that bridges the gap between Entertainment is also keeping traditional MMO and traditional a oot planted in the realm o  single-player titles. Minecrat, big budget games. DC Universe which was launched ater a week  Online is currently in beta, pre- o development by one person paring to go live soon. And spy  and has since been downloaded  versus spy MMO The Agency is hundreds o thousands o times, still in the works despite signii- remains in a constant state o  cant delays. upgrading and beta testing. Smedley says The Agency, “Great games,” Smedley said, which is now due out in the sec- “attract a lot o people.”

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LOS ANGELES — This year, the role o Grinch will be played by Hollywood. The release o new Christmas movies has been as much a tradition o the season as the annual late-night TV showing o “It’s a Wonderul Lie” and shoppers stampeding stores on Black  Friday. But this year, there’s hardly a holiday movie in sight. Instead o playing o time-tested and universal plot lines such as a return home or the holidays or trotting out Christmas icons such as Santa Claus, Tinseltown is oregoing the usual, uh, tinsel. The lone Christmas movie, “The Nutcracker in 3D,” has received tepid reviews and is appearing in only a token number o theaters. In past seasons, there have been as many as hal a dozen holiday movies jostling one another in theaters in the closing weeks o the year. The scarcity o Christmas movies relects a change in traditional Hollywood thinking. Family ilms are as popular as ever, industry executives note — indeed, the year’s biggest-grossing picture is the kid-riendly  “Toy Story 3” — but the ilm world thinks Yuletide themes are getting a bit long in the whis-

kers. “The way to do a big-budget ilm these days is to take stories that everyone in the world knows and take them in a new  direction,” said Joe Roth, a producer and ormer chairman o  Walt Disney Studios. “But no one’s come up with a resh way  to do a holiday movie, so we’re all doing it with other kinds o  stories.” Roth should know: He helped create the Christmas blockbuster, overseeing two holidayoriented “Home Alone” movies at Fox and the irst release in Disney’s “Santa Clause” trilogy. But this year he’s not readying any Christmas ilms, instead concentrating on new takes on the “Snow White” and “Wizard o Oz” stories. Those hoping Hollywood’s Kringle-less Christmas is an aberration will be disappointed. There is only one known holiday  movie in the development pipeline or 2011. For decades, Christmas ilms have been the closest you can get to an old chestnut in Hollywood. No ewer than 57 holiday movies have been released since MGM debuted “A Christmas Carol” in 1938 (the irst o six adaptations o the Charles Dickens classic, including one starring the Muppets).

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 The worst part about being a oreign language major is that when you get sick you have to write e-mails to your proessors in three dierent languages. nnn

5 Hour Energy may have just saved my grade, but it might put me in the hospital or sleep deprivation. At least I'll be remembered as the girl who didn't ail the class. nnn

Let’s just say I’m a wild child and leave it at that. nnn

I made it rom one end o  Massachusetts to the other with all green lights. I raised my arms in victory when I got to Sixth. nnn

What the hell, the FFA has turned into Dr. Phil.

Power outage tests nerves Valvano provides moral only to suddenly disappear encouragement today On Monday afernoon parts o  Lawrence lost power or about an hour. Here’s one columnist’s take on the power outage as it happened. Te power is out. Again. I have no idea why. As ar as I know, this happens a lot in East Lawrence. It’s already happened twice this year – and only once during an actual storm. I decided I would chronicle how I spent my power outage. 1:30 p.m.

Realize the power is out. Tere’s some red box in my apartment building’s lobby (I live in an old house) that beeps incessantly to, I don’t know, let us know the power is out, or something? It’s kind o like when your girl riends complains to you about boys (“Oh my god, guys are sooooo dumb! Why are guys sooooo dumb? I wish someone could make guys not sooooo dumb! BEEP BEEP BEEP!”). I realize this time, at least, my laptop has battery  power. I try the Internet. Internet is down. 1:40 p.m.

I turn on my Zune music library. I turn it to shue. Kimya Dawson’s “ire Swing” plays. I skip it. My  Chemical Romance plays. I skip it. Some instrumental crap rom Te Corpse Bride plays. I skip it. I wonder why I haven’t deleted a bunch o this stu. 1:50 p.m.

2:05 p.m.


My roommate arrives! He comes rom the world o electricity. He instantly begins crying and clutching his Xbox 360 when he enters. 2:10 p.m.

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I begin watching the intersection o Mississippi and 11th streets. Pray  or a ender bender. I miss you, television. 1:52 p.m.

My sister tells me her power is out. I begin to wonder i this is an alien conspiracy. Suddenly that episode o wilight Zone, “Te Monsters o Maple Street” — I don’t think I’ve ever seen it, but we were assigned to read the teleplay or it in seventh grade or some odd reason — seems too real. I mean, she lives only like two blocks away, but still. 1:57 p.m.

I watch a squirrel climbing a tree or ve minutes. I eel very Toreau right now. Or, you know, booooored out o my skull. 2:02 p.m.

Without any distractions, and despite having listened to this song a billion times, I discover verse in Gogol Bordello’s “Start Wearing Purple” that is sung in a dierent language. I’m like Columbus, except waaaay stupid, not racist, and on a much smaller scale.

I turn o my music. I don’t need you, Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I can listen to rhythmic ootsteps, weird bowling ball dropping sounds and doorslams o my neighbors. 2:15 p.m.

I make a list o Christmas present ideas or amily and riends. All o  the gi ideas involve electricity. I get nostalgic and cry a little bit too. 2:17 p.m.

I lose all hope. What is lie? But a series o disappointing moments. moments. I DON’ CARE IF SOMEBODY ALREADY SAID HA. 2:20 p.m.

Power returns. Tank God, I don’t have to be alone with my perverted thoughts anymore. Now, where was I in that that Dan Aykroyd Saturday  Night Live rerun rom 2003? Boy, Chris Parnell and Will Forte were unny! And so, normalcy returns or Te Jolly Jayhawk! Happy Holidays, olks. I’ll see you next semester (hopeully). Camchal  a jo fom Mlva  catv wtg.



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Chocolate chip wafes and wine or dinner. Oh how I love college lie. nnn

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n recognition o ESPN’s Jimmy V week, I’m urging anyone looking or some sort o moral direction or sense o hope to take 11 minutes and 15 seconds out o their busy  lives and watch Jimmy Valvano’s amous 1993 ESPY speech. For those who haven’t seen it, in his last ew months o  lie Jimmy Valvano used his acceptance speech time to encourage the world to stop, look  around and enjoy lie, something the modern media continuou continuously  sly  ail to do. For those who have seen it, watch it again. I’ve probably seen it over 50 times, and each time dierent words o inspiration hit me harder and each time I get something dierent out o it. And this week, Jimmy V week  and also the week o the 13th anniversary o my brother’s death, I received a dierent message o importance rom the speech. In his speech, Valvano gives the world three things to do every day to make each person’s lie more enthusiast enthusiastic, ic, enjoyable and ullled: Laugh. Tink. Cr y. In today’s world, society does a decent job o encouraging us to think and laugh. School makes us think. Media make us laugh. But we ail to recognize the importance o tears and are seldom encouraged to cry. Now I’ve mentioned my  brother’s death in a column a ew months ago, but to clariy  my brother died o brain complications complicatio ns suddenly when I was seven and he was nine. We were abnormally close or siblings and his death sent me into an emotional whirlwind. Years aer his death, my  youthul brain was in a constant emotional sel-battle. From what I understood, even as a little girl, tears represent represented ed weakness and holding it in represented strength. So or a very long time, I battled to resist all thoughts o him, mentally deending his memory rom draining my  psyche. But as I got older, I realized his memory was inescapable. It became like a painul beating in the back o my brain, numbing my entire emotions and restricting me  rom happiness. And nally about a year ago, I swallowed my pride and admitted to my mom that I had never dealt with my brother’s death and I needed to talk to someone. Te psychologist I saw didn’t help much, but she did allow me to open up his

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memories and start getting more comortable talking, laughing and crying about the lie and death o my brother . Ironically, at the same time, a riend o mine told me to read “uesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom. And in all honesty,, that book alone helped honesty me cope with the emotions o my  brother’s death ar more than the psychologist did. In the book, Morrie Schwartz, a proessor months away rom his death, shares lie’s most crucial lessons with the author. Like Valvano, Morrie encourages people to let all emotions, negative and positive, penetrate them ully. In my avorite passage, Morrie proudly mourns the loss o his mother who died when he was eight years old and explains that it is natural to still mourn a tragedy o that type, even 70 years later. Aer reading that, something clicked. I learned that it was OK to set the emotions o a loved one ree, and I enguled mysel  with thoughts o my brother. When I would think o him I would speak o him to my  riends or write to him, sharing any memories I thought o with riends and amily who knew  him and those who didn’t. I spent a good portion o  last December recalling the memories that I had blocked out or so long. And it elt damn good. I made a ool o mysel  crying or laughing in strange places where people probably  mistook me or a reak, but or the rst time, I didn’t care. Aer diving into dark  memories and thoughts so emotionally soaked, I nally  elt ree to really laugh, smile, and enjoy lie. Sure, it was temporarily painul, but now  knowing that I can still keep him alive is continuo continuously usly satisying. With that said, listen to Jimmy  Valvano and don’t hesitate to get your emotions going through laughter, thought and even tears. Maty  a jo fom shaw  joalm.


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Dear Proessor, I’m sorry or alling asleep in class with you staring at me the entire time. You weren’t boring, my eyes just didn’t want to stay open. nnn

Pun o’ the day: Swier just released a new type o  broom. It’s sweeping the nation. nnn

I love going to the library to “study” when I know I’m going to run into the same guy every Monday and Wednesday. EYE CANDY! nnn

I I were Rapunzel you know what I would do? I’d whip my hair back and orth! nnn

It starts with Tanksgiving. Eating until you are comortably ull is not an option on Tanksgiving — i you don’t eat yoursel into a coma, you’re a spoil-sport. Ten, or college students, comes the last week o school and nals. And when that last test is nally over and it’s time to relax, the holiday parties begin. Every night is a celebration, so we go out and eat cake, cookies, brownies and chocolate mints, and wash them down with champagne. On New Year’s Eve, this season o excess goes out with a bang. Grown-ups have permission to drink like college students, so most o us take things a ew steps urther. It’s a holiday, and it’s un. And the next morning, it’s over. We eel hungover, sick to our stomachs and guilty. So, we make resolutions. Te nation goes on a collective diet. We give up sugar, at and carbs and promise to stay  under 1,500 calories a day. We go to the gym. And oh yeah, we promise to quit smoking and stop procrastinating procrastinat ing on our homework. Tis year will be dierent. It’s a nationally sanctioned binge-and-purge ritual, and it’s a symptom o what ood journalist Michael Pollan calls “our national national

eating disorder.” I love brownies and I don’t have a problem with the idea o “holiday ood.” But I do have a problem with a way o eating that turns ood into the enemy  and inspires sel-loathing. What i we could eat a doughnut on Hanukkah or a gingerbread cookie on Christmas, stop beore we made ourselves sick and then, come Jan. 1, continue to eat ood we enjoy enjoy,, including the occasional dessert? Wouldn’t that be a more sane way  to celebrate? Don’t worry. Tis is not an article on how to survive the holiday  season without gaining weight. Tey tell you to “set ground rules” or “use a small plate” or simply  “limit sweets.” Unortunately, this advice oen eeds into the unhealthy relationship that most o  us have with ood. We eel guiltier, we restrict ourselves more when we’ree not celebrating, and then we’r the temptation to go too ar is that much stronger. So I’m only going to oer one piece o advice: Enjoy your ood. Tink about how good it’s going to taste beore you put it into your mouth. Ten chew, taste and savor every bite. Whether it’s braised broccoli or peppermint udge, i  it’s going into your body, it better

satisy your taste buds rst. I you’re eating something and you can’t enjoy it because you eel too guilty about eating it, you have two choices: Either stop eating or make the decision to go ahead and eat without guilt. In my experience, the worst over-eating comes rom mindless eating. As it turns out, demanding enjoyment out o  your ood is not such a novel idea. In act, it’s a practice embraced by most o the world. ake the French: Yes, Yes, they eat cheese and croissants and chocolate and cream pus. But they always eat together. Tey eat almost painully slowly. Tey don’t go back or seconds. And they enjoy every last bite. Te French have a culture that supports a healthy way o thinking about ood. We don’t. Simply  pledging to enjoy your ood isn’t going to change that, but it’s a start, and it might infuence others positively,, too. And i, come Jan. positively 1, you make your resolutions with a little bit less guilt, I think that’s a good thing. –From UWIRE. Kate Clabby for  The Daily Texan at the University  of Texas.

“I support public smoking bans. I didn’t buy the arguments that it would orce bars to close. However, there may be a link between smoking in bars and money spent on booze. When there is a toxic amount o umes in the air, one needs more libation to provide relie to a throat which is being ripped up. All that hacking and coughing means the body needs more liquid to quench an artiicially induced thirst. Maybe bars should clean carpets (you know  with a beating stick) to oul the air. Oh wait, dust is toxic according to the EPA. Point retracted. Sorry to waste your time.” —“ metacognition metacognition” in response to “Local bars adjust sales tactics”  on Dec.6.

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u.n. my hv cs pmc U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky  told reporters in New York that PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A there is still no conclusive evicontingent of U.N. peacekeepers dence that its base was the source is the likely source of a cholera of the outbreak. He said the orgaoutbreak in Haiti that has killed nization “remains very receptive to at least 2,000 people, a French any scientific debate or investigation on this.” scientist said in a report obtained The report’s revelation comes on Tuesday by The Associated Press. Epidemiologist Renaud Piarroux a day of high tensions in Haiti, as concluded that the cholera origi- people anxiously await the results of the disputed Nov. 28 presidennated in a tributary of Haiti’s Artibonite river, next to a U.N. base tial election and potential resulting outside the town of Mirebalais.  violence. Piarroux could not prove there He was sent by the French government to assist Haitian health was cholera inside the base or officials in determining the source among the soldiers, a point the of the outbreak, a French Foreign U.N. has repeatedly used to deny  its soldiers brought the disease to Ministry official said Tuesday. Tuesday. “No other hypothesis could be Haiti or that its sanitation procefound to explain the outbreak of  dures were responsible for releasa cholera epidemic in this village ing it into the environment. He ... not affected by the earthquake writes that military doctors said earlier this year and located doz- there were no instances of cholera ens of kilometers from the coast within the unit. But he also hinted strongly at a and (tent) camps,” he wrote in a report that has not been publicly  cover-up. “It can not be ruled out that released. The report also calls for a fur- steps have been taken to remove ther investigation of the outbreak, the suspected fecal matter and to improved medical surveillance erase the traces of an epidemic of  and sanitation procedures for U.N. cholera among the soldiers,” he wrote. peacekeeping The report troops and betalso notes that “No other hypothesis ter support for septic tanks Haitian health could be found to explain and pipes that authorities. the outbreak of a cholera would have The AP helped to conobtained a copy  epidemic in this village.” firm sanitation of the report problems and from an official renAud piArroux the presence elgt who released it of the bacteria on condition were no longer of anonymity. Piarroux confirmed he had at the base when he visited. Nepalese troops earlier conauthored the report but declined in an e-mail interview to discuss firmed they had replaced a leaking his findings. Copies were sent to pipe, between two visits by an AP U.N. and Haitian officials, the for- reporter in October. eign ministry confirmed. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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texting (continued from 6a) Young said she thought phone use and texting in class could be a distraction but didn’t see a way to control it. TEAcHER TAcTIcS

Economics professor Sasha Lugovskyy, on the other hand, attempts to do just that — control phone use during his class. Lugovskyy strictly prohibits phone use during class and clearly  states this at the beginning of the semester. In an Associated Press article, Tindell said, “Students these days are so used to multitasking ... they  believe they are able to process information just as effectively  when they are texting as when they  are not.” But Lugovskyy isn’t buying it. “I don’t believe in multitasking,” Lugovsky said. “Rather they skip from one thing to another very  quickly and that’s why I feel if  people use their phone during class it is only a distraction.” For his current policy, Lugovskyy  adopted professor Bernard Cornet’s unique way to deal with phone dis-

tractions during class. When the first phone goes off, the class receives a warning. The next time a phone goes off, the person is required to sing a song to remain in the class. The song is the student’s choice and the policy also applies to the professor. “I haven’t had to sing, but I still bring the phone to class,” Lugovskyy said. He said the borrowed policy was effective and he hadn’t had any  significant problems. Lugovskyy  said he allowed other things in class, such as eating and drinking, but phone use was something he would not budge on. Although students haven’t protested the policy, Lugovskyy said some felt as though he was taking away their personal freedoms. “Students are really feeling it’s their right to use a cell phone,” Lugovskyy said. Following the study, Tindell and Bohlander advised professors to have clear, written policies on texting, to circulate around the classroom and make frequent eye contact, and to avoid focusing all

of their attention on their lecture notes or Power Point presentations. UNWELcomE DISTRAcTIoNS

Not all students text during class, however. Leah Charles, a junior from Wichita, said she never used her phone during class. “I’m the type that, if you are in front of me, then you have my  attention,” Charles said. Charles said texting and using the phone during class was disrespectful. Eric Rath, a professor of  history, sees it that way too. Rath does not allow computers, phones, crosswords or other homework during his classes. Rath’s syllabus states that “The use of computers, phones, and other electronic devices is prohibited in this class; use of these during an exam will mean a failing grade for the course and punishment for academic misconduct.” In an e-mail, Rath said using electronic devices and reading in class was academic misconduct

that polluted the learning environment, disturbing the instructor and other students. Rath said he would ask students who broke his rules to leave the room and would count them absent, while he would drop repeat offenders from the course. “It is the instructor’s view that students who waste his time and theirs by engaging in these activities do not belong in his class,” Rath said in the e-mail. Smith said while he had never been asked to leave class, one time he forgot to turn the ringer off and his phone rang. Luckily, when the professor answered it, the caller was just his mom. While phone use distracts, Smith said, there have been times when it has been needed, especially with work. “There’s times that it’s more important to run out of class for five minutes and make a phone call if you really need to,” Smith said. “For emergency purposes it’s good, but I know there’s a lot of times you’re just screwing around.” — Edited by Dana Meredith

fraud (continued from 6a) an auditor for a big company. But fraud is becoming more commonplace. Mason said detecting fraud “is becoming part of the accountant’s toolkit .” “It takes a thief to train a thief  to catch a thief,” Mason said. “We teach them the things that crooks do.” From Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 in 2010 — about nine months — there were 282 counts of counterfeiting or forgery in Lawrence, according to the Lawrence police website. There were 52 counts of false pretenses or swindling, 501 counts of credit card or ATM fraud, 33 counts of impersonation, and nine counts of embezzlement. On campus last year, there was one reported forgery and no embezzlement — better than 2001, when there were nine counts of  forgery and 11 of embezzlement. And there were six cases of fraud last year on campus.

Mason said forensic accounting was one of the hottest jobs in accounting. But while it’s a problem everywhere, even rearing its head here on campus, Kansas City  “is not a hotbed” for the job, with many big companies basing their fraud detection in big cities such as Los Angeles and New York City. The class trained students broadly. It started with an over view of fraud, talking about why  people steal and the art of deception. From there, it moved on to specific methods of fraud. Finally, the class broke into groups, each of which mastered a method of  fraud. The groups are giving presentations this week about the type of  fraud they researched, on varying topics: surveillance, fraud gadgets, identity theft, mortgage fraud and even check washing. “These criminals, they spend all day perfecting these techniques,”

Mason said. “We arm our students with the ability to identify them.” Katie Cox, a master’s student from St. Louis who plans to work  as an audit associate for a public accounting firm, is in the class too. Her group did its presentation on health care fraud. “I keep feeling like my grandma needs to take this class,” she said. Her group researched ways of swindling the elderly, such as through Medicare or by providing services that people don’t need. “It’s made me a little less naive,” Cox said. “I had several ‘aha’ moments.” In addition to preparing students to spot signs of fraud, Mason set up the presentations in an executive format to give students practice at presenting their research professionally. He encouraged students to connect to their audience. So Cox and her group decided to start their presentation with a clas-

sic scene from “Happy Gilmore,” where an old woman complains of  pain before Ben Stiller’s character responds that her back will hurt too because she “just pulled landscaping duty.” There isn’t any doubt that the class was interesting for its students and taught them different methods of fraud. But the question remains whether it was more interesting or terrifying. “It was the one of the most interesting classes I’ve ever had,” Cox said. But now Mason will have to keep checking his rearview mirror for students with videocameras. And Reber, whose group did the spying, said the class made her more suspicious, too. “I asked for a shredder from my  parents for Christmas,” Reber said. — Edited by Clark Goble

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NEW YORK — The Jayhawks watched the New York Knicks play  at Madison Square Garden a day  before taking the legendary court for their own game. Apparently, the No. 4 Jayhawks failed to take notes. They picked up a solid 81-68 victory against No. 14 Memphis, but it was one of Kansas’ sloppiest games of the year. The Jayhawks committed a season-high 22 turnovers, 12 of them coming in an ain’t-got-no-alibi ugly  first half. “Our whole team was ridiculously careless tonight,” coach Bill Self said. “But that was the first time we faced any pressure.” The Memphis pressure had plenty to do with Kansas’ errors — the Tigers are by far the most athletic team Kansas has faced this year — and it fell largely on the shoulders of point guard Tyshawn Taylor to figure it out. “He started out really nervous, but he made some really big plays,” Self said. Taylor’s nervous start was noticeable throughout the team. Self said the team had a different kind of 

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Scrimmage players relish playing in the Phog ers make a big difference preparing her for competition. “The guards are so quick off the dribble, it really helps my defense and they always play hard which helps a lot,” Moore said. The practice players rotate each day depending on their class schedules and practice for a few  hours. Players like Muskin see the practices as an opportunity  to stay in shape and play in Allen Fieldhouse a few times a week. Dannielle Campbell, a firstyear graduate assistant in charge of coordinating the players, looks for skill set, worth ethic and selflessness when choosing a practice player. “As long as they are about the girls and know its not about them,” Campbell said. “The purpose is to make the girls better.” Beside the perks of playing in the Fieldhouse, “committed” players receive Kansas athletic clothing, an occasional free meal and the opportunity to release some anxiety and go play basketball for a few hours a week. The players know it is a rare opportunity to play in one of college basketball’s best venues. “Playing in the Fieldhouse never gets old,” Muskin said with a smile. — Edited by Clark Goble


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Seeing 16,300 people all in one place is something Zack Muskin, a senior from Omaha, Neb., still gets butterflies thinking about. Each dribble did not match the pace of his heartbeat. Each shot he took during the scrimmage at Late Night in the Phog against the women’s basketball team seemed to hang in the air for an eternity. The crowd and noise would fade as he lifted his frame off the ground to send a prayer toward the rim. Time has never gone slower for Muskin, and he has never felt better than when one of his shots pierced through the net. “Definitely up there with the coolest things I’ve got to experience,” he said. The Dream Team, assembled from students enrolled full-time in classes, were asked to scrimmage against the women’s team during Late Night. The women’s team uses five to six male players each practice to give the ladies stronger, more physical opponents. The guys play the role of “scout team,” running the plays and executing the tendencies of the team’s upcoming competition. They allow starters and backups time to rest their legs and grasp the opposing team’s tendencies. Freshman guard Diara Moore said she believed the play-

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uys — or girls — next time you are out at a bar trying to find a girl/boy to talk to, think of what Turner Gill is going through this offseason. Recruiting follows the same basic steps. You begin by talking and getting to know the person. You find out what their talents and interests are and where they would like to be in two years. Do the flashing lights of  a bowl game intrigue them? More than likely, if you are talking to a beautiful girl who stands out above other prospects at the bar, guys will be interrupting you left and right to try to get her attention. Some, in order to gain added time with the girl, will offer her a drink. They are the cheaters. They will be the ones on the news being sued for offering illegal incentives. Not to mention, high school recruits aren’t of age to drink. Coach Gill is in the biggest imaginable bar, the United States, and he is already pulling in recruits with only a three-win season as his wing man. Somehow, this early  into the offseason, the equivalent of  10 p.m. on a Friday night, Gill has two recruits committed to come to Kansas in the spring. Darrian Miller, a running back  from Blue Springs, Mo., is the only  player on Kansas’ wish list with a four-star rating from Rivals.com. With a nod of the head to Gill, he has signed a letter of intentto Kansas. Ranked as the 23rd-best running back in the country by  Rivals, Miller could bring more of an attraction factor to Kansas’ recruiting prowess next season, like an added wing man for Gill going forward. However, the team has already  found a running back, freshman James Sims. He has shown the speed and the power necessary for a back taking the majority of the carries per game. Behind him is a shifty guy just like the incoming Miller, sophomore DJ Beshears. Even further down the depth chart is another main recruit from this year’s freshman class, Brandon Bourbon. If Gill stays out at the clubs any longer, his players at home might become a little jealous. Miller will have to find a way to fit in without being a home wrecker. His high school tapes show his capability to become a star. He runs sideways nearly as fast as he runs forward with a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.23. In order for Miller to become a star, he needs an offensive line to open up running lanes. Already  on cue, Gill has shown his chivalry  by wooing that needed big man to campus. Dylan Admire from Blue Valley  West High School in Overland Park has been named to the Kansas All-State team for two years. He could be a prize catch for Gill if  he bulks up from his current 265pound frame. The offseason is just beginning and the night still young. In Kansas football’s line of sight is a bar full of  three-star recruits, but some could prove to be diamonds in the rough. Gill is proving why Kansas began its love affair with him before this season started — because he was rumored to be able to recruit stars no matter what night he goes out. Now all he needs is a trophy quarterback, and junior college transfer Zack Stoudt could be that star. Reel ‘em in Gill. Reel ‘em in.

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n the bitter cold of winter, all I can think about right now is Major League Baseball. With the winter meetings beginning this week in Orlando, there’s a good reason to keep an eye on the proceedings. Traditionally, the 30 general managers of  each team meet for three and a half days – most of which are filled with rampant rumors of free-agent signings and trades. GMs also decide on possible rule changes brought up in these meetings. During the 2007 winter session, a 25-5 vote approved the use of replay to judge home-run disputes. With all of these happening in half  a week, the “hot stove” atmosphere is definitely heating up in Florida. A lot of big names have already inked with a team while others are biding their time. Jayson Werth’s seven-year, $126 million dollar contract to play outfield for the Washington Nationals is the third-highest contract ever for an outfielder. Some people believe Adrian Gonzalez’s new contract with the Red Sox could reach $154 million to spread over seven years. And, yes, the Yankees wised up and signed their captain Derek Jeter for three years and $51 million

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dollars, with a fourth-year option if Jeter wants to use it. Meanwhile, Meanw hile, Cliff Lee will most likely be the biggest benefactor of the offseason. Lee, who has played for four different teams in a two-year span, is being courted by many teams including the Rangers, Yankees and Nationals. The bottom line is that Cliff Lee will be a very rich man and can basically pick his team – most likely  a contender if he signs with any of the aforementioned teams. Carl Crawford’s services are also being sought by suitors like the Yankees, Angels and Tigers, and it’s not a stretch to think Crawford could get a Werth-like contract from one of those


teams. There’s still many moves to be made at the 2010 version of the winter meetings, including a hopefully quick move out of  the hospital for Rockies manager Jim Tracy, who collapsed at a hotel in Orlando and is resting comfortably as of press time. A useful tool to stay abreast of the offseason is mlbtraderumors.com, a site compiling each and every rumor of transactions as they  come from the people who cover each team. — Edited by Clark Goble

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ATLANTA — Dustin Ware hit his seventh 3-pointer of the game with 15.3 seconds remaining, leading Georgia to a 73-72 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday night. Ware scored all 21 of his points

from outside the arc, missing only  twice from long range. With the game tied at 70, Gerald Robinson drove toward the lane, luring the defense away from Ware, then kicked it back out to the 5-foot11 junior standing all alone at the stripe.

Even with Mfon Udofia desperately running at him, Ware swished the shot to give the Bulldogs (6-2) a 73-70 lead. Georgia Tech (4-4) passed up a chance at a tying 3, settling for Glen Rice’s uncontested layup with 6.8 seconds remaining. Robinson missed a pair of free


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throws, giving the Yellow Jackets one last chance. But a long heave from the baseline was picked off  in front of the Georgia basket by  Travis Leslie, sealing the win for the road team. Trey Thompkins also had 21 points for the Bulldogs. Iman

Shumpert led Georgia Tech with 18 points but appeared to be struggling with cramps, forcing him to the bench in the critical final minutes, though senior Maurice Miller did a good job filling in. The Yellow Jackets appeared to be in control when Miller made a

slick move around Jeremy Price, dumping off a pass to Daniel Miller for a dunk that made it 70-65 with 2:14 remaining. But that would be Georgia Tech’s final basket until Rice’s layup near the end.




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A pa  Jai mcut ay a jug ha ul that a ptuptial aital agt that giv l hip  th L Agl dg t Fa mcut i t vali. ma Fabiai tl Th Aiat P th ii a th dg ul b ha u caliia’ uity ppty la. Fabiai ay h ha  th ulig that a ha ith atty Tuay but ha yt t vi th ti ut.

Ga city pli ay a llg tut a tball play u a i hi   a th   cla aitat ah daia Haga. Authiti  may ai 19-ya-l dVaugh c. Lvy,  egl, cl., a u a satuay i hi Ga city cuity cllg . Ga city pli ay  ul play i upt. A ial au  ath ha t b au.  Th Ga Ga city city Tlga Tlga  pt that Lvy i th    daia Haga.

 Th sali sali cuty cuty Plaig Plaig cii ha appv a pit  t p th salia spay t aut aig.  Th ii ii  vt vt may may t iu a itial u pit t Tpa buia Ty Hi a ta  chu Faihil. Th ta l i 2006 at patig aly tiuuly i pig i 1969. It i  38 a a th salia muiipal Aipt. Hi tl th ii that h’ ha a lt   uppt  pig th ta. n  p i ppiti.

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Marquette wins big in Texas, Charlotte beats Denver by two; but Fulce sufers knee injury Karl still one shy of 1,000 wins ASSOCIATED PRESS ASSOCIATED PRESS

MILWAUKEE — Marquette players didn’t feel much like celebrating a big win after losing one of their big men to an injury. Freshman guard Vander Blue scored 21 to lead Marquette to an 86-50 victory over Texas A&MCorpus Christi on Tuesday, but the night was marred by what appeared to be a significant left knee injury  to senior forward Joseph Fulce. Fulce, who missed time earlier in the season with an injury to the same knee, fell to the court with  just over 13 minutes lef t. He was down and clearly in pain for several minutes before being helped off. Marquette coach Buzz Williams said he and the players were headed to the hospital to visit Fulce. “He’s got a shot knee,” Williams said. “It’s been shot. I would say it’s completely shot. That’s all I know.” Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder had 15 points each for the Golden

Eagles (7-2), who took a 25-4 lead to start the game. Butler also had nine rebounds. Crowder said it was difficult to listen to Fulce scream in pain as the crowd fell silent. “I knew it was the same knee that he just came back from,” Crowder said. “I knew it was serious. Then the screaming that I heard and everybody else heard really shut me down.” Guard Reggie Smith said it was hard to celebrate the victory. “We weren’t really excited about the win,” Smith said. “We were more concerned about Joe. After our huddle, we said ‘Joe’ on three. He’s a really important part of our team. If he can’t play, of course we have to move on, but it’s a big loss for us.” Blue was the Golden Eagles’ biggest bright spot. He got off to a hot start, scoring nine of the Golden Eagles’ first 14 points. It’s a big week for Blue, a fresh-

man from Madison, Wis., who will face in-state rival Wisconsin — the school he originally committed to — on Saturday at the Bradley  Center. “He’s just so active,” Williams said. “His activity on both ends of  the floor leads to good things. I think he’s beginning to have more comfort in using his aggressiveness within how we want to play on both ends, and that’s really positive. And I think he’s even going to get better.” Williams was less impressed with the play of freshman forward Davante Gardner, one of the players who would likely have to pick  up the slack if Fulce is lost for an extended period. “I thought he was really bad,” Williams said. “He picked up two fouls in the first half, reaching in on a ball screen. I didn’t think he was very good. I was gl ad he got to play, because he’s going to have to play, especially if Joe’s out.”

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Cleveland continues losing streak, drops game on road at Philadelphia ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHILADELPHIA — Thaddeus Young had a season-high 26 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers 117-97 on Tuesday night for their fourth win in five games. Lou Williams scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for Philadelphia, which placed seven players in double figures in its highest scoring output of the season. Jodie Meeks and Jrue Holiday had 16 points apiece, Andre Iguodala scored 13 and Elton Brand finished

with 12. J.J. Hickson had 18 points for Cleveland, which has lost five consecutive games by an average of  22.2 points. Daniel Gibson scored 16 and Mo Williams added 15. Young made 11 of 12 shots from the field and also had 11 rebounds as the Sixers bettered their previous scoring high set in a 123-116 loss to the Cavaliers on Nov. 3. He scored 17 of Philadelphia’s 66 firsthalf points, a team high for any half  this season. Cleveland has dropped nine of  11 overall, surrendering at least 100

points in each of those losses. After a slow early start, Philadelphia (7-14) found its shooting touch against one of the league’s worst defenses, shooting 26 of 46 from the floor and 11 of 15 from the free-throw line to build a 66-54 lead at halftime. Cleveland (7-14) stumbled in the third quarter and Spencer Hawes made a 3-pointer with 2:27 left to increase Philadelphia’s lead to 89-66. The Cavaliers pulled within 11 early in the fourth quarter on Gibson’s 3-pointer, but the Sixers responded with a 14-4 run.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stephen Jackson scored 23 points and the Charlotte Bobcats held off Denver 100-98 on Tuesday night to deny  Nuggets coach George Karl his 1,000th NBA win. Returning to North Carolina where he played in college and going up against his longtime friend and fellow former Tar Heel Larry Brown, Karl had hoped to become the seventh coach of the 1,000-win club in Charlotte. The Nuggets nearly rallied from eight points down with 90 seconds left, but Chauncey Billups missed a tying jumper in the corner as time expired. Billups scored 25 points and Carmelo Anthony added 22

points and seven rebounds for the Nuggets, who had won seven straight. Jackson scored nine points in the fourth quarter, including consecutive 3-pointers to put Charlotte ahead 95-88 with 3:23 left. Boris Diaw’s bucket with 1:35 left made it 99-91. But the Nuggets stormed back, and after Jackson failed to hit the rim on a 3-point attempt, the Nuggets had a chance to tie. Billups dribbled the ball into the right corner, but his fadeaway bounced off the rim at the buzzer. It left the 59-year-old Karl stuck  at 999 wins heading into a game at Boston on Wednesday. Back in North Carolina where he helped lead the Tar Heels to the 1972 Final Four, Karl understood

the significance of going for 1,000 wins here while coaching against Brown. “I’ve talked about the karma of  being here,” said Karl, in his 23rd NBA season. “And of course Larry  was probably the first guy that helped me be a coach.” But Karl had a quick replay  when asked before the game if it was the “perfect storm” to reach the milestone, “Or the perfect storm to get your (butt) kicked,” Karl said. “One or the other.” Despite a near meltdown late, Brown beat his friend for his 1,326th win in the NBA and ABA, leaving him 10 shy of Don Nelson’s record. Brown had the upper hand on this night, giving Charlotte only  its third win in eight games.


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Nov. 9


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Nov. 12


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Nov. 15


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Nov. 19


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Nov. 23


W, 82-41

Nov. 26


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Nov. 27


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11 a.m.

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8 p.m.

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5 p.m.

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7 p.m.

Jan. 9



Jan. 12


8 .m.

 Jan. 15


1 p.m.

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 Jan. 22


3 p.m.

Jan. 25


7 .m.

 Jan. 29


6 p.m.

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11 a.m.

Senior guard Tyrel Reed makes a pass over Memphis guard Charles Carmouche late in Kansas' 81-68 victory Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Kansas broke a streak o three straight loses in the Garden with the win Tuesday night and improved to 8-0 in the season.

Sloppy (continued from 1B) energy getting ready to play in the Garden, but the sloppiness had plenty to do with Taylor, whose influence on the team can hardly  be understated through the young season. As Taylor goes, in terms of staying under control, so go the Jayhawks. “He’s our most valuable player to date,” Self said, “because he’s our primary handler. Without him breaking pressure down or being the athlete on the perimeter, this team would be deficient.” Self described the team, led by  Taylor, as a fun team, but wild. Taylor said he had it spot on.

“I think that’s exactly what it is. It’s just the dumb stuff that we do,” Taylor said. “We make careless turnovers and mental lapes on defenses. We do some dumb stuff, but I think he likes us because we play hard for the most part. I think  we’re a pretty good team.” Markieff Morris said the wild pace Taylor sets is something the Jayhawks sometimes need. With the number of outstanding athletes on the Jayhawks roster, a frenetic tempo can overwhelm teams that favor a slower style of play. “We’re “We ’re a fast-pac ed team,” Morris said. “At other times, we just need





Junior center Markie Morris puts up a shot over Memphis orward Tarik Black during the second hal. Morris led the Jayhawks with 16 points, adding seven rebounds and a block in Kansas' 81-68 victory over Memphis Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Senior guard Tyrel Reed tries to get a shot o between two Memphis deenders. Kansas shot 57 percent rom the feld to Memphis' 37 percent in the Jayhawks' 81-68 victory Tuesday, deeating a ranked opponent or the frst time this season.

to control the game, and Tyshawn does a good job of that, slowing us down and controlling us.” But even though Memphis is one of the few teams that Kansas can’t out-athlete, it didn’t stop the Jayhawks from trying. When the Jayhawks were building their lead, they were playing controlled offensive basketball. Once the lead was built, though, Kansas started flying on both ends of the floor, and Memphis found its way back into contention. “We had a little too much fun,” Johnson said. “We got a little loose at one point.”

Johnson never got too worried though. “We were in control. We controlled the game. Even when we weren’t ‘in control,’ we were controlling the game mentally,” Johnson said. It seems like circular logic, but there may be some wisdom there. The Jayhawks may need to play  close to the edge in order to be at their best. “Maybe that’s just us, I guess,” Taylor said. “I don’t know. Maybe that’s what we’ll hang our coat on.” — Edited by Clark Goble


Junior guard Tyshawn Taylor Taylor soars or a dunk on a breakaway during the frst hal. Taylor was one o our Jayhawks to score in double fgures Tuesday night as Kansas deeated Memphis 81-68 in New York.



Game to remember Sophomore forward Thomas Robinson Bill Sl sai Thomas Robinson was th bst plar in th gam or th Jahawks, an ou on’t hav to look har at th stat sht to s wh. Robinson was th onl Jahawk to fnish with a oubl-oubl an absolutl ominat th Tigrs on th Robinson glass. “H pla rall wll, pla smart, an was unr control,” Sl sai. I Robinson continus to pla as wll as h’s shown h can, thr’s no rason h won’t compt or Marki Morris’ starting spot as th sason progrsss.


Game to forget Senior guard Mario Little Littl was nonxistnt in th scon hal, that’s bcaus h in’t pla. H pla ight minuts in th frst hal talling on assist, zro points an two ouls. Coach Sl has rav about how Littl is a scorr an how h os a goo job in th low post, but thr Littl arn’t an rsults to show or it this sason. Littl will n to assrt himsl in th nxt w gams i h wants to hav an chanc o  making th ight-man rotation Sl usuall uss whn conrnc pla starts.

Bench provides options at post position in NY NYCC BY MIKE LAVIERI

mlavi[email protected] twittr.com/kansanbball

NEW YORK — Madison Square Garden may be considered the world’s biggest basketball stage. On Tuesday night, Kansas had the opportunity to play on that big stage on national television. The Jayhawks were in the Big Apple for the annual Jimmy V Classic. The four Jayhawks from the east coast didn’t want to disappoint the family and friends that were in town to watch the game. Three of them make up the low post presence for the Jayhawks: sophomore forward Thomas Robinson and junior forwards Marcus and Markieff Morris. “You probably wouldn’t say unbelievable in certain areas, but you look  at it and they get 30 points and 15 rebounds in 56 minutes and that’s pretty good for your post players,” coach Bill Self said. Self said earlier this year that it is important for the team, especially those three, to stay out of foul trouble. On Tuesday night, two of  them did — Robinson and Marcus Morris. “You can play maybe without one of the three, but its hard to play  without two of the three, so that was important,” Self said. Marcus played the most minutes he’s played all season with 32. To put it into perspective, he is averaging a little more than 26 on the season. “It’s very important, but we have some guys on the bench that can really play,” Marcus said. “But it was  very important important that that I stay out of of foul trouble, so I could be on the court with my teammates.” Markieff might have led the team with 16 points, but he was only on the floor for 24 minutes because he had a team-high four fouls. “Markieff will score a lot more points and get more rebounds if he

Quotes of the night “Whn ou on’t sa somthing an thn ou hav mia an irnt popl coming to ou an asking ou, it osn’t mak sns at all. It sms lik ou’r th last on to fn out about it, it can b conusing an irritating. I’m a Jahawk. I’m going to b hr until th kick m out, an I on’t think  th’r going to kick m out antim soon. So I’v got anothr two-an-a-hal ars.”


— Elijah Johnson, addressing alse rumors that he would be transerring

“Josh is wil, too. So h’s going to ft in grat.” — Bill Sel on how Josh Selby will change the team’s ofensive  makeup




Sophomore orward Thomas Robinson puts up a shot inront o Memphis orward Tarik Black during the second hal. Robinson recorded a doubledouble with 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Jayhawks deeated the Tigers 81-68.

plays more than seven minutes a half,” Self said. When Self had to take him out, he was replaced with either Robinson, senior forward Mario Little or sophomore center Jeff Withey. “We have two more,” Self said. “‘Rio can play upfront and Jeff  Withey will give us more minutes as we move forward.” Withey only gave the Jayhawks

two minutes with one rebound and one point. It was a lackluster performance from him, and Self pulled him for Robinson when he let his man hit a wide-open three-pointer. “I would say Thomas was our best performer tonight,” Self said. “I thought he played really well. He played smart and was under control.” Robinson recorded a double-dou-

ble with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes of work. “We need to try and keep Markieff  on the floor,” Robinson said. “Knowing that you have me on the bench to come in and back it up wherever we have foul trouble is a good thing,” — Edited by Joel Petterson

19:46 — Trl R starts th gam o with a thr rom th cornr. Tshawn Talor i a nic job o pulling th ns into th paint with a riv rom th opposit cornr prior to kicking it out to R. 3-0 11:02 — Tshawn Talor gts an outlt pass rom Marki  Morris with nobo in ront o him an h slams it own with authorit.16-14 authorit. 16-14 14:40 — Thomas Robinson throws a basball pass to elijah Johnson who slams own a unk with nobo in ront o him. 23-20

SECOND HALF 16:08 —Kansas is on a 9-0 run in a 1:45 span atr Trl R knocks own a thr rom th cornr orcing Josh Pastnr to tak a tim-out to tr to tak Kansas out o rhthm. 48-39 14:55 —elijah Johnson throws a prct lob on th backoor all-oop to Marki Morris. 60-48 10:10 —Marcus Morris throws elijah Johnson a prtt all-oop, but it was st up b a Marki Morris pick o Johnson’s man. 60-48 3:31 — Bra Morningstar givs Kansas its biggst la with a thr pointr an looks to hav put th gam on ic. 74-59 2:00 — Rock Chalk chant souns in Maison Squar Garn. 76-63

Notes •



Kansas improv to 1-2 all-tim in th Jimm V Classic. Kansas is 3-0 in its last thr gams against Mmphis. Robinson’s oubl-oubl was his frst o th sason an scon o his carr.

Key stats

22 6-11 44-31 19,391 10, 10 0

 Th Jahawks turn th ball ovr 22 tims in thir frst tst against ral nsiv prssur.  Th Jahawks arl sason shooting wos hav gon b th wasi. Th hit 6-o-11 thrs. A gam atr losing th rbouning battl or th frst tim, th Jahawks outrboun th Tigrs 44-31.

Maison Squar Garn sol all 19,391 sats or th gam.

 Thomas Robinson fnish with 10 points an 10 rbouns. It’s his thir oubl-oubl this sason.


Junior orward Marcus Morris gets a shot past Memphis orward Angel Garcia during Kansas' 81-68 victory over Memphis Tuesday. Morris was the Jayhawks' second leading scorer with 14 points and added eight rebounds, fve assists and two blocks. Kansas improved to 8-0 on the season and deeated a ranked opponent or the frst time this year.

elijah Johnson fnish with zro assists in 21 minuts.



SPORTS  / Wednesday, decemBer 8, 2010  /




Moore’s 23 points No. 8 Syracuse takes down Mich. St. help Purdue win ASSOCIATED PRESS


VALPARAISO, Ind. — E’Twaun Moore scored 23 points to help No. 19 Purdue beat Valparaiso 76-58 on Tuesday night. JaJuan Johnson had 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, Kelsey Barlow scored 13 points and Lewis Jackson added 11 points, four assists and four steals for the Boilermakers (8-1), who won their third straight. It was Purdue’s first game without John Hart. The team’s No. 3 scorer is expected to miss at least a month with a stress fracture in his right foot. Purdue led 30-28 at halftime before shooting 57 percent from the field after the break. Brandon Wood scored 20 points for Valparaiso (6-3), but he had just two in the second half. Wood made 7 of 11 shots from the field, but his teammates made just 13 of 41. The Crusaders had averaged 76 points per game, but they shot 39 percent had committed 16 turnovers.

Purdue’s last on-court loss to its intrastate rival had come in 1965, but the Boilermakers struggled early. Wood’s 3-pointer with 5 minutes left in the first half gave the Crusaders a 25-23 lead and got the capacity crowd into a frenzy. Purdue hung tough, and a bank shot by Johnson gave the Boilermakers a two-point lead at halftime. The preseason AllAmerican had five points, four rebounds and four turnovers at the break while struggling against Valparaiso’s Valparaiso ’s double teams. Wood made his first seven shots and scored 18 points in the first half. Moore hit a 3-pointer from the right wing, then made a jumper from inside the arc to give the Boilermakers a 38-34 lead three minutes into the second half. A 3-pointer by Ryne Smith put the finishing touch on an 8-0 run. Valparaiso closed within four before the Boilermakers began pulling away. Moore tipped in his own miss to put the Boilermakers up 53-40, and Purdue led by double digits the rest of the way.

NEW YORK — Rick Jackson matched his season-high with 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead No. 8 Syracuse to a 72-58  victory over No. 7 Michigan State on Tuesday night in the Jimmy  V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Scoop Jardine had 19 points and Kris Joseph added 14 for the Orange (9-0), who took the lead 4½ minutes into the game and never relinquished it in front of  a sellout crowd of 19,391 which was solidly behind the team from upstate New York. With the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Jackson leading the way, Syracuse dominated inside finishing with a 42-24 advantage on points in the paint and outrebounding the Spartans 38-30. Michigan State led the nation the last two seasons in rebound margin. The Orange won for the first time in three appearances in this event which has helped raise over $100 million for the V Foundation, a fundraising effort for cancer research started by the late Jim Valvano. Durrell Summers had 18 points

for Michigan State (6-3). All of the Spartan losses have been to teams ranked in the top 10 as they lost to Connecticut in the Maui Invitational and topranked Duke. The Spartans, who won their first two appearances in the Jimmy Classic, committed 20 turnovers in the loss to the Blue Devils and didn’t help themselves against Syracuse, finishing with 17. They also hurt themselves by  going 9 of 16 at the free throw  line. Michigan State got within 50-47 on a free throw by  Draymond Green with 12:24 to play. Dion Waters hit a 3 — just one of Syracuse’s 2 in 11 attempts — and Jardine followed nine empty possessions by both teams with a three-point play and the Spartans were never closer than six points the rest of the way. Korie Lucious had 10 points for the Spartans, while Kalin Lucas had eight on 3-for-9 shooting as he continues his recovery  from the Achilles’ tendon injury  he suffered during the NCAA tournament. Summer was 4 of 9 from 3-point range.


Syracuse’s Kris Joseph drives past Michigan State’s Delvon Roe in the frst hal o Syracuse’s 72-58 victory against Michigan State during the Jimmy V Classic tournament on Tuesday in New York.

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Scola’s 35-point, 12-rebound night ruins McGrady’s return to Houston HOUSTON — Luis Scola had 35 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday  night to lead the Rockets to a 97-83 win over the Detroit Pistons, ruin-

ing Tracy McGrady’s return to Houston. McGrady hit a 3-pointer with about eight minutes left to get the Pistons within one, but Houston scored the next seven points to

stretch the lead to 85-77 with six minutes remaining. Scola made the last basket of that run and added six of Houston’s next eight points as the Rockets built a 93-79 lead. McGrady,, who spent 5½ seasons McGrady

with the Rockets, finished with 11 points. He got his fourth and fifth fouls shortly after his 3-pointer and went to the bench for good. Rodney Stuckey had 18 points and five assists for Detroit.

Kyle Lowry added 22 points and 12 assists for Houston, and Kevin Martin had 21 points. Detroit scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter, capped by a dunk by Greg Monroe, to

cut the lead to 76-74 before the Rockets took over. McGrady played his first game in Houston since being traded to the Knicks last season. He signed with the Pistons as a free agent.







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